Are you willing to undertake the trip to the less beaten and virgin trail and unburned valley by the flame of modernization? If you are passionate to experience thrilling adventure into the core Himalayas of Manaslu , Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek is one of the rewarding choices for travelers who come to experience the core wilderness of Himalayas of Nepal.Tsum Valley and Manaslu trek takes you to spectacular Tsum Valley surrounded by stunning mountain summits and exotic floras. The marvellous valley is situated in the northern part of Manasalu adorned by Buddha Himal, HimalChuli, Ganesh Himal and Shringi Himal. Previously and still now, Tsum Valley was a significant trade link to Tibet. Since the valley is the border to Tibet, the visitors will be delighted in exploring the distinct dialects, civilization, celebrations, life style and traditiona which are being for ages. It is truly a blessed hidden valley into the lap of the Himalayas. Most of the people’s religious and cultural practices are of Tibetan origin. People of Tsum valley still connect to Tibet more than to the cities of Nepal to supply their needs.
Relatively, Tsum Valley is less beaten and unspoiled by the footsteps of the visitors since it had its exposure to the tourist only after 2008. So, those who love the serenity and want discovery on the typical Nepali culture and civilization which has a blend to Tibetan lifestyle, Tsum Valley trekking is an absolute destination. One interesting tradition of the people of Tsum Valley is: they practice ‘Polyandry’. It will completely new for the outsiders. Trekking through the deep forest, witnessing classical settlements, terraced fields, and mountains will be a fabulous experience while doing Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek.
Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek begins from Sotikhola/ Machhakhola after a long country drive from Kathmandu –Arughat- Sotikhola/ Machhakhola ( 7-8 hours). Sotikhola is a small town located at the bank of Budi Gandakiriver. The initial part of the trail for Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek ascends into the Budhi Gandaki Valley following good paths via a deep forest, magnificent terraced fields, and picturesque traditional settlements. After we leave the main Manaslu Trail and forward for Tsum valley, the trekkers will begin to experience the incredible snow-fed mountain summits around them. Now, in fact, the trekkers really do not like to leave this extraordinary valley located in the lap of Manaslu Himalayas.
While we are on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people and local organic food items. Also experience the lower Budi Gandaki regions of Liding, beautiful villages Machhakhola, Jagat and Philim during this trek. Likewise, we also go to explore the ancient monsteries of the region including RachenGompa, Mu Gompa, DephyudonmaGompa any many others. The trek, eventually, ends at the BesiSahar. From Besisahar, we take another drive back to Kahtmandu or optionaly, drive to Pokhara for another trip.
Trekkers will be using ordinary local lodge accommodation during their Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek. The ordinary lodges for accommodation doesn’t mean that it is not convenient to stay, but, certainly, it will not be like the accommodation in major developed cities. The foods are offered by the same local lodges. Certain items of local and other types of foods are mentioned with their cost on the menu.
The best climate for Tsum Valley Trek is Autumn( Sep-Nov). You will be able to catch astonishing mountain panorama in the finest weather during Autumn.