Trip Introduction: Manaslu Tsum Valley Short Trekking 2023/2024
Manaslu Tsum Valley is a divine Himalayan pilgrimage valley in the Manaslu area in Nepal. It lies in the northern part of the Gorkha that leads to the border with Tibet. It is rich in ancient art, culture, and religion. This is one of the best valleys known for its mystic beauty.
One of the hidden gems of Nepal, the remote and untouched Manaslu Tsum Valley is set against the majestic backdrop of the towering mountains. Such as the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges.
This hidden secluded restricted area is home to the ancient Tibetan Culture and religion inhabited by Tibetan people. The valley is known as the Beyal Kyimolung the valley of happiness. This was first described by Guru Rimpoche in the 18th century. Due to the history and beliefs of the people, the place is considered holy and divine.
One can notice many artistic monasteries built in this valley. The prevalence of Buddhism can be seen in the prayer flags. As it is adorned with Mani walls, monasteries, and stupas that we come across during our journey.
Besides cultural and natural splendor, the richness in diversity of flora and fauna cannot be overlooked. The valley is popular for Himalayan Thar and Blue Sheep. Tsum Valley Short Trekking trail route is a very well-preserved destination that will make your vacation rewarding. Trekking Planner provides a relevant itinerary and a well-organized team for discovering this area.
This is indeed an adventurous trek that allows you to explore the Tibetan culture, and witness nature’s beauty. Trekkers may also try other trekking packages we offer like Manaslu Circuit Trek and Tsum Valley Manaslu circuit Trek.
The Short Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking starts from.
Tsum Valley's trekking trail begins with an exciting overland drive that reaches the Gorkha district in the town of Soti Khola. Once here the trail climbs the Budi Gandaki valley upstreams. It then goes past the mix of green terrains and various villages. As you continue trekking, it takes you through blooming rhododendron and pine forests.
The walk gradually leads into interesting farm villages and lovely forested areas. From here our route diverts from the main Manaslu trail to reach remote areas of Tsum valley. The route is adorned with prayer flags and mani walls that indicate the Buddhist culture. Moving ahead you get to behold glimpses of local wildlife such as the blue sheep or the Himalayan Thar. Next, you will be heading higher to the end at Mu Gompa. After having a marvelous time while trekking you will make an overnight stop around the Tsum villages.
After an enjoyable and impressive visit to the Tsum Valley region, you prepare for a return journey. The journey leads you on the same route for you to enjoy the fascinating areas on the way. After having a good look at it you head back to Kathmandu with an awesome experience and adventure on Short Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking.
Tsum Valley Manaslu Region Short Trek Difficulty.
Tsum Valley Trek is of Moderate to Adventurous grade due to the touch of high altitude. At times it reaches an elevation of above 3,700 m / 12,139 ft high. The walk is not that difficult but leads to high climbs and steep descent with few gradual walking paths.
Physical fitness requirement for Short Tsum Valley Trekking.
Tsum Valley is a challenging short trek where you often have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking. But if you have any kind of previous trekking knowledge it will be an advantage. The only difficult part is if you get altitude sickness as it might affect your body. Hence it is always advisable to prepare yourself physically in advance before trekking. You can do it by building on your stamina and fitness levels.
Climate and Weather in Manaslu Short Tsum Valley Region.
Climate and Weather depend upon the seasons. Around mid-spring, the weather is fine and clear with more bright sunny days. But it can get colder in the late afternoon, at night as well in the early morning before sunrise. The minimum temperature ranges from -05 degrees Celsius to a maximum of + 20 and above.
High altitude gets bright sun with strong UV, so 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. But, the day remains nice and clear. It gets quite windy in the afternoon time, and cold at night and morning time.
The minimum temperature ranges from -10 degrees to a maximum of + 20 degrees. The sunlight is shorter during the autumn months and it gets dark soon by 6 p.m.
Best Time for Manaslu Tsum Valley Short Trek.
March to May- Spring.
This is the best time of the season to trek in the majestic Valley. The weather is very favorable throughout the trek. Stunning views of Mt. Manaslu and glaciers will be seen. Temperatures may start increasing from the mid of March. With clear skies, Snow Mountains are visible and are at their best. Many trekkers find this to be the best time. On the trail, the rhododendron flowers will be blooming at their best with a variety of colors and shades.
September to November - autumn.
This is also the second-best season for Tsum Valley Short Manaslu Trek.This season is the peak time for trekking due to its favorable weather conditions. As the monsoon slowly ends, a perfect trekking climate sets itself. The sky remains clear offering amazing views of the mountains. Tourists in this season are also attracted by the main festival of Nepal. The festival of Dashain and Tihar by and large falls in these months. November is the busy season as it is the clearest month with sparkling days. From December, the temperature starts to get cold and begins to snow.
- Trip departures are available every day of the year.
- This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip per your need, please contact us.
- This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
- This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or with your family.
- Have a big group? We can accommodate all of your needs.
- We can help you make it fit your budget.
- We accept instant bookings and online payment
Local Culture and Religion around Manaslu Tsum Valley Region:
The inhabitants of Tsum valley have a strong faith in Buddhism. They pray to Buddha, Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava), and some bodhisattvas. One can find prayer flags, khata, or Mani walls installed everywhere around. The locals light butter lamps in monasteries and believe in the reincarnation of Lamas. The great festival 'Losar' is the most prominent and is celebrated in the Manaslu circuit.
Is Travel Insurance required for Manaslu Tsum Valley Region trek?
Travel insurance is important if you plan to trek to the Tsum Valley area. While trekking to Tsum Valley, you may face various problems. Such as altitude sickness, accidents, harsh weather, and flight cancelation. Get yourself insured and trek in a positive frame of mind.
It is always better to buy travel insurance. You can buy it from any insurance provider in your area. It is preferable to buy insurance from local firms so that you can follow up and file a claim.
Altitude Sickness during Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking
While trekking to the Tsum Valley you might experience low oxygen levels as you go higher. As a result, trekkers tend to experience mild symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS). But, it should be easy to prevent acute mountain sickness. You only need to acclimatize.
Washing and Toilet facilities that are available during Tsum valley trekking trail
Due to the cold climate and longer duration of walks washing generally becomes difficult. Trekkers generally skip washing clothes. Apart from, a few smaller inner-wear. Only during the rest day with time for washing in hand, it can be carried out. The laundry services are not available on this trek. But you can ask for warm water to do your own washing if required.
Toilets around the lodge in the villages are common with squatting facilities. It is generally a common toilet with a hole to squat. It continues till you reach Tilje at the end of the trekking.
Accommodation Details for Tsum Valley Trek
Depending upon the availability, you will be staying overnight in a tea house/lodge. Either option offers basic services with a twin shared/private room and a common washroom. You might get services like a hot shower and charging facilities in some villages.
Communication facilities during this trek
Getting communication facilities during the Short Tsum Valley Trek is not challenging. But there are a few things to be considered. You will get to use the internet, and Wifi service at lower altitudes. But, once you reach high altitudes communication will be a bit difficult. Depending on the kind of network you use, the signal might not be strong due to the high altitude. At your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card. (Most of the places have wifi service available at an extra cost) for good connection.
Electricity for recharge, water on the trek
Electricity for recharge is available in the Tsum Valley Region lodges. You can recharge your camera and mobile. But, you need to pay extra for the services.
You can either buy bottled mineral water from local lodges or en-route shops. Or fill your bottle with boiled water at an extra cost. Trekking Planner Nepalprovides water purification pills if you need them. It is always advisable not to drink water directly from the river, tap, or wells in the trekking region. It might appear to be pure and drinkable but might be contaminated, and harmful to drinking.