ManasluTsum Valley Trek 24 Nights/25 Days

ManasluTsum Valley Trek is a combination of Tsum Valley Trek and Manaslu Circuit Trek that offers a superb blend of cultural and natural diversity. Being a combination of two treks, this trek totally explores all the majestic nook and corner around Manaslu (8,156 meters), the eighth highest mountain in the world. Because of a very insignificant number of tourists on the trail, the trek provides a sense of being in actual wilderness and mesmerizes with views of some of the tallest peaks of the country. Interestingly, ManasluTsum Valley Trek also follows the ancient salt trade route to Tibet used by villagers of higher valleys of Manaslu.
Like most of the treks in Nepal, ManasluTsum Valley Trek starts through terraced villages and gradually climbs on to alpine meadows and pastures. Following BudhiGandaki River, ManasluTsum Valley Trek passes Aarughat, SotiKhola, MachhaKhola, Jagat and Phillim and goes on to enter the higher lands inhabited by people from Tibetan origin. After Phillim, increasing numbers of mani walls and small chortens mark the trek’s entry into the Tibetan Buddhist villages of Manaslu Region. A Tsum Valley offshoot from the main trail after Phillim and extends all the way up to Tibetan border. The valley is enclosed by Ganesh Himal Range, BoudhaHimal and ShringiHimal and offers a stunning mountain panorama.
The main trail after Phillim, passes through pine forests, pastures and villages of Deng, Namrung, Lho, SamaGaon and finally reaches Samdu, the last settlement of the valley. SamaGaon is the biggest settlement among the villages, and from SamaGaon, side trips to PungGyenGompa and Manaslu Base Camp can be done. Larkya La Pass (5,135m) is at the end of valley, separating the busy Annapurna Region and serene Manaslu Region. From Larkya La Pass, dramatic views of CheoHimal (6,621 m), HimlungHimal (7,126m), Kang Guru (6,981m) and Annapurna Massif can be seen. ManasluTsum Valley Trek ends at Dharapani, only a day and half away from Larkya La Pass.