Tsum Valley Trek – Cultural journey to the isolated land in Manaslu

Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley Trek is one of the restricted trekking areas in the Manaslu region of Nepal. This isolated trekking area is the second-best trek in the Manaslu Region treks. Due to the restricted trekking trail and quite an expensive trekking permit; this trekking trail is less crowded than Annapurna and Everest region trekking trails. Tsum Valley has its own unique culture and traditions.

Follow the same trekking trail of Manaslu Trek and then walk the eastern side of the mighty Manaslu. Walking upon the bank of the Budi Gandaki river the settlement of Arughat, Machhekhola, Tatopani, Jagat, and Philm. From Lokpa this trek heads to Chhokang Paro and all the way to Mu Gumba.

The Tsum Valley Trek route takes you into the pine forest, cascading waterfalls, sacred Buddhist monasteries, typical villages, and rushing river streams. Outstanding glimpses of the Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli, and Buddha Himal ranges. This trek is a fabulous adventure journey to an isolated part of the cultural and natural majesty.

Trekking itinerary of Tsum Valley Trip.

Day 1 Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola
Day 2 Soti Khola to Machhe Khola
Day 3 Machhe Khola to Jagat
Day 4 Jagat to Chisapani
Day 5 Chisapani to Chumling
Day 6 Chumling to Chhokong Paro
Day 7 Chhokong Paro to Naile
Day 8 Naile to Mu Gumpa
Day 9 Mu Gumba to Chhokong Paro
Day 10 Chhokong Paro to Lokpa
Day 11 Lokpa to Jagat
Day 12 Jagat to Machhe Khola
Day 13 Machhe Khola to Soti Khola
Day 14 Drive from Soti Khola to Kathmandu

This itinerary is just about Tsum Valley Trek. In this is itinerary if you want for a longer adventure in Manaslu Conservation Area; you can add Manaslu Circuit Trek at the same time. That after walking for some time from Lokpa to down need to turn the right side and follow the way to Manaslu Trek.

Trek continues like this

Day 11 Lokpa to Deng
Day 12 Deng to Namrung
Day 13 Namrung to Lho Gaun
Day 14 Lho Gaun to Samagaun
Day 15 Explore Gangapurna Lake/ Manaslu Base Camp
Day 16 Samagaun to Samdho
Day 17 Samdho to Dharmasala
Day  18 Dharmsala to Bhimtang via Larke Pass
Day 19 Bhimtang to Chhitre
Day 20 Chitre to Taal
Day 21 Taal to Besisahar and Kathmandu drive

Tsum Valley Trek highlight

Walk on the bank of the Budi Gandaki River

Cross the suspension bridges

Beautiful waterfall and streams

Typical Villages and the people

Visit ancient Buddhist monasteries and stupas.

Picturesque vistas of Ganesh Himal, Buddha Himal, and Himalchuli.

Dramatic landscapes and caves.

Visit the female monk monastery.

Requires Permits for The Trek

Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP) $30

Special Permit or restricted trekking area permit. (This permit costs differently at different times. During Autumn is cost $40 per week and other times $30 per week)

TIMS Card $20

Permit only issued by the registered trekking company and license holder guide is mandatory for this trek.

When to Trek there

This trek can do during Spring and Autumn. Because during this season weather is normally very clear and there will be amazing views.

Spring – March, April, May

Autumn – September, October, November

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  1. […] La Pass 5106m can be reached by doing the Manaslu Circuit Trek or can be combined with the Tsum Valley Trek. That is why the trek to Larke La Pass is also called Manaslu Trek or Tusm Valley Manaslu Trek. […]

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