The Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley is one of Nepal’s crown jewels of cultural experiences. It features everything you would want from a classic trek in Nepal – a sacred sanctuary of Buddhist monasteries, spinning prayer wheels, epic scenery, intimate encounters with local people and their ancient culture, as well as private treks that can run on any date from February to June and September through November.
Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley is fast gaining its popularity as the area of choice for those seeking an all-round experience of the mountains that encompass everything that a trekker could hope for – an adventure-filled journey of layered landscapes, spectacular Himalayan peaks, thread-like suspension bridges hanging impossibly high over thundering whitewater rapids, epic mountain scenery, precipitous trails winding by myriad waterfalls and dense forests, abundant wildlife, and the resilient and optimistic inhabitants with their welcoming demeanor, and you truly have one of Nepal’s amazing trekking experiences.
Why trek the Manaslu Circuit Trek?
Trekking experts consider the Manaslu Circuit Trek as one of the best treks in Nepal. With its increasing popularity, the Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley is considered to be one of the best treks when compared to other known teahouse treks in Nepal. The trek takes you around Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest mountain situated at an altitude of 8,163 meters (26,781 ft).
The top highlight of this trek include –
- Exploring an amazingly layered route that provides everything a trekker could ask for culturally and scenically.
- One of Nepal’s serene and peaceful treks in comparison to the busier trails elsewhere.
- The living Buddhist culture of Tsum, with its several monasteries, chortans, nunneries, and other monuments.
- Manaslu’s superb mountain visits, countless cascades, and tumbling waters of the Budhi Gandaki.
- The final sense of accomplishment upon reaching Larkya La.
- The availability os several side trips even add further to the trekking experience, like excursions to Langdang, Gumpa, Kal Tal, Ganesh Himal Base Camp, the border with Pungen Gumpa, Manaslu Base Camp, and Tibet.
Exploring this multi-layered region required several permits, as both Manaslu and Tsum Valley are restricted areas that require a government-registered guide and a licensed agency to lead travelers through the area. For more detail please do not hesitate to contact Adventure Himalaya Circuit Treks and Tours today!
GETTING TO THE TRAILHEAD
The trailhead of the Manaslu Circuit trek is the closest to Kathmandu of the major Nepalese treks. It is an adventurous 80 miles (126 km) drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola. It will take you about 6 hours when traveled by bus and 8+ hours when traveling by public buses. If the road conditions are challenging, which is most of the time the scenario at the tail end of the monsoon in September, then you may have to start walking in Arughat, which adds an extra day.
A Brief 17 Days Itinerary of the Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley
Day 01: Your arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing Tour B
Day 03: Trek from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m)
Day 04: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m)
Day 05: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m)
Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Philim (1700m)
Day 07: Trek from Philim to Deng (2095m)
Day 08: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2900m)
Day 09: Trek from Namrung to Samagaun (3500m)
Day 10: Acclimatization Day at Samagaun
Day 11: Trek from Samagaun to Samdo (3690m)
Day 12: Trek from Samdo to Dharmashala (4450m)
Day 13: Trek from Dharmashala to Larke La (5220m) to Bimthang (3,590m)
Day 14: Trek from Bimthang to Tilije (2,300m)
Day 15: Trek fromTilije to Chamje (1410m)
Day 16: Trek from Chamje to Besi Sahar to Kathmandu (1400m)
Day 17: Depart Kathmandu
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