Trip Introduction: 20 Days Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit short Trekking
20 Days Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit short Trekking, a wonderful combination where the adventure takes you to the remote country of Nepal Far North Mid-West Himalaya. Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit short Trekking, an adventure of more than two weeks, where one can enjoy delightful moments.
Tsum and Manaslu Valley fall within restricted areas of Nepal Himalaya. Where only a few groups of trekkers visit this wonderful high country, which makes the adventure even more enjoyable. Tsum is known as the valley of happiness comes from an old Tibetan language ‘Beyul Kyimolung’. Certainly a peaceful and scenic country in the close of harmony of local immense culture and custom of Buddhism. Tsum Valley & Manaslu Circuit Trekking, both beautiful valleys located far remote pockets of the Gorkha district.
The adventure begins from Kathmandu, heading towards the low warm farm areas of Gorkha. The first phase of the journey leads to Tsum Valley, where the walk follows on the same route of the Manaslu circuit.
As climb takes you beyond from low warm farm country to cooler hills and then reaching Jagat village. From here onward within the restricted region to Tsum and Manaslu valleys, as walk slowly leads past Deng and Lokpa. Where Tsum valley route diverts from the main trail of Manaslu circuit, as walk leads through lovely forest. As walk progress towards Chumling and Chokanparo, nice villages then reach the Nile, one of the largest and lovely settlements. From the Nile onwards into barren windswept terrain to Mu Gompa, the final destination around Tsum Valley. Mu Gompa, an old monastery with a nunnery nearby, is located behind the massive North Face of Ganesh Himal, also known as ‘Yangri’.
Enjoy the tranquility of visiting the monastery of religious, cultural interest, and then heading back to join the Manaslu circuit trail.
From Deng and Namrung walk to Lo-Gaon one of the loveliest and scenic villages around Manaslu valley. From this village close views of
majestic Mt. Manaslu and Sringi Himal within the contrast of green tree lines. After an enjoyable time at Lo-Gaon, entering high Manaslu valley where tree lines lush vegetation slowly disappears.
The adventure continues into arid and barren landscapes enclosed by high snow-clad peaks, within windswept terrain on reaching Sama-Gaon. One of the largest villages around high Manaslu valley, located on route to Tibet and Manaslu base camp. As well as our destination towards Larke-La Pass, at Sama-Gaon with extra days for acclimatization and to explore the village. After Sama-Gaon next stop is at Samdu, which is on the main trail to the Tibet border and Larke Phedi. The last villages around Manaslu Valley within Gorkha district, before heading towards Manang area via Larke-La pass.
Finally, the adventure takes you to the bottom and the base of Larke-La Pass, a small settlement with a few small lodges. Next early morning on the high path to the top of Larke-La, as well highest spot of the adventure. The toughest and longest walks of the trip, a steep climb on winding uphill, walking close to small glacial ponds. As the climb progress reaching on top of Larke-La, the pass forms the boundary between two districts of Gorkha and Manang.
The pass offers a breathtaking panorama of snow peaks ranging from Manaslu, Ganesh Himal to Damodar, and the Annapurna range.
From Larke-La Pass slowly our adventure comes to a near end, heading downhill towards the Manang area at Bhim-Phedi / Bhimthang.
Back into lush vegetation and dense forest, as the walk continues towards lower hill villages of Tilje and Dharapani. The end of our adventurous walks, then taking a drive to Kathmandu, after a great experience on Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit short Trekking.
- This trip departure every day of the year
- This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us
- This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
- This trip can be booked privately if you’re travelling solo or private or with family.
- Have a big group? We can help as per your needs.
- We can help you make it fit your budget.
- We accept online payment
- we accept instant booking and online payment
Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit trekking provided with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities, etc…….
We will follow the itinerary if it needs to be changed in case of weather, landslides, and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decide holding full authority for Trekking Planner Treks and Expeditions.
The best seasons for this wonderful adventure from mid-spring and autumn times. From April to May and September to the first week of November months. April and May lively season, days are clear for views and walks but can get colder by late afternoon till night and morning times. The next best season is September to early November, days are bright with crystal clear blue sky. However, colder morning and nighttime can expect snow some times during the walk to Tsum and around Manaslu valleys.
Local Culture and Religions:
From Machha-Khola to Jagat village of mixed tribes of hill people a blend of both Hindu and Buddhism religions as well with fascinating cultures. As trek leads higher from Deng onwards entering into Buddhism religion and colorful culture, similar to its Tibetan predecessor, as the native of Tsum and Manaslu valley descended from across the border from Tibet. Where walk takes you to around religious stone walls and spinning wheels and visiting impressive monasteries.
Climate and Weather:
Climate & Weather, depending upon seasonal wise around mid-spring the weather is fine and clear with more bright sunny days. Can get colder in the late afternoon, night as well in the early morning before the sun reaches the lodge to stay overnights. The temperatures of minimum -05 degrees Celsius to a maximum of + 20 and above.
High altitude gets bright sun with strong UV, trekkers need sun-screen and sun hats. September to early November is bright and beautiful, although the sun reaches late due to the autumn season. However, the day is fine and clear, quite windy afternoon, cold in the night and morning time.
Minimum temperatures of -10 degrees to maximum + 20 degrees, the sunlight is shorter during autumn gets dark soon by 6 p.m.
Altitude Sickness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) might occur to some people on the higher altitude from 2,000 m for some above 3,000 m high, taking slow and drinking much fluid and water can overcome from high altitude sickness or AMS.
Where some can take protective measures using Diamox or Acetazolamide tablets this prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache in high altitude walks and climb.
People with severe cases and situations of HACE and HAPE where the victim should be brought down to safe and secure places with medical team or doctors to attend, the fastest means is emergency evacuation by any means of immediate and fast transportation where available.
Around Nepal Himalaya the quickest emergency evacuation utilizing Helicopter services to bring the victims back to Kathmandu and for further treatments.
For emergency evacuation where trekkers should be well insured with a good Insurance policy that covers all medical side and the use of Helicopter or other means of transportation.
But on this Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek less chance of getting high altitude symptoms, where heights gains slowly and not much of a problem of altitude sickness, except for steep ups and downhill walks.
Travel and Medical Insurance:
Mandatory and most important that all trekkers should purchase Travel & Medical Insurance. This is for one safe precaution, where on travel to remote corners of Himalaya or anywhere in the world, one can encounter delay and interruption on daily schedule. Summarily Himalayan weather can be unpredictable even in best time of the year.
Where weather can change all of a sudden that might need to re-route the trek of delay as well cancellation in certain cases, like road block, political agitation and strikes. Where travel insurance will help and support with extra expenses if occurred. Likewise, for medical insurance a supportive measures in case of unfortunate health condition, and in need of immediate medical attention.
Where Helicopter service might require to bring the victims to safe area as well in good hospitals at Kathmandu.
Washing and Toilet facilities:
On this trek around cold areas as well with long hours of walks, trekkers will skip washing clothes, except for few smaller inner wear.
Due to time permitting and cold by the time ending the day walk, except on rest day with time for washing.
The laundry services is not available on this trekking, but can ask for warm water to do your own washing if required.
Toilets in most places around the lodge in the villages, are common with squatting facilities, some toilets like at Dharmasala and Bhim-Phedi will be very basic with common toilets with hole to squat, till you reach Tilje at the end of the trekking.