The trek around Manaslu-Tsum Valley was officially opened to tourists in 1991. This region of Nepal sees few trekkers, which makes a visit here more exclusive and well-preserved. The Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking region offers pristine nature and great trekking trails and is therefore an ideal trekking destination in Nepal if you have 25 days available. We kindly refer to the itinerary tab for a day-to-day itinerary for this trek.
The trek will start in Kathmandu early morning at 06:30 am where we will take a 6 hours bus drive to Arughat where the trekking will start. Arughat lies at an altitude of 700 meters.
The highest and hardest day of the trek is the day of crossing the Larke pass at 5100 meters. The fact that the trek has such a high variation in altitude also means that you will be passing through a great deal of varying landscapes and climatic zones.
The ‘Abominable Snowman‘ or ‘Yeti’ has reportedly been seen in this remote land, the Tsum Valley is also home to a pilgrimage route as it is believed that the great Buddhist Guru Milarepa once meditated in a mountain cave of this valley. On this trek you will also get to see the natural hot springs in Tatopani. It is believed that the hot water of this spring cure any kind of skin infection.
During this trek you will get spectacular views of Ganesh Himal and Mt. Manaslu, the world's 8th highest mountain. The word 'Tsum' stems from the Tibetan word 'Tsombo', which means vivid. The remote and vivid Tsum Valley is an attraction in itself. In comparison to all trips to Nepal this is the absolute highlight, with strong, friendly, hospitable people, a living Buddhist culture and untouched wildlife because of Buddhist prohibitions on hunting.
Tsum Valley is a very sacred place for Buddhists, and Tsum valley holds important old monasteries. For centuries, people here have been dependent on subsistence agriculture, grazing herds of yak, and small trade too.
As an added feature to this trek you will be visiting Buddhist Lama who will teach us about the basics of Buddhism and help coordinate a special blessing ceremony at one of the area monasteries. Buddhist Lama is also willing to lead optional brief meditation sessions for interested clients. The altitude of Tsum Valley Trekking varies from 1905m in Lhokpa to over 5093m at Ngula Dhojhyang pass on the Tibetan border.
The Manaslu -Tsum trek is a restricted trekking area and can only be done by 2 people or more.
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