There are so many things to explore and look around during Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek. Along with picturesque valleys and culturally rich villages, you will also trek on trodden paths. Likewise, on Tsum Valley Manaslu Trekking, you will get to see stunning views of Mt. Manaslu, Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Annapurna II, Gyaji Kung, Kang Guru, and many other snow-capped mountains. As the entire region is isolated and untouched by any modern facilities, you will get an opportunity to spend some quality time amidst the Himalayan environment.
Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek landmark
There are so many things to see and explore during Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek 19 Days. From picturesque villages to dense forests and completely isolated areas. The chorten filled trails inspire religion whereas the frosty winds inspire valor. Take this trek to truly bring out the best in you.
Culture & Ethnic Diversity
Along the trail, you will encounter an intriguing blend of Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist villages. Manalsu region is resided by people from several different ethnic groups in which Nubri and Tsum are major ones. While in the central hills, people from the Gurung community resides. As the region gets closest to Tibet, you will find Bhutias. All of these communities have their language, major festivals, dress, and assortments.
Manaslu region has diverse climatic range, vegetation, and wildlife. As the trail passes by Manaslu Conservation Area, you will get to see numerous flora and fauna. The natural richness of the region has become home to many rare species as well. If you are lucky enough, you might come across these species on the trail.
Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek difficulty
Tsum Valley Manaslu Trekking is a difficult journey. The isolation of the region and the altitude makes it even worse. Even though you will be getting to see the untouched beauty of nature, the price you have to pay is tough. The trail is trodden from time to time and also includes a steep path. You have to walk 5 to 6 hours a day, therefore good health and strong fitness are needed.
Altitude Sickness & Prevention
High altitude journey always brings chances of altitude sickness with itself. As Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek 19 Days is also a high altitude journey, you have to be careful of AMS. Adding enough rest days in the itinerary and keeping yourself hydrated will help you a lot to avoid altitude sickness.
Transportation and Bag Pack
A scenic drive from Kathmandu will take you to Machhakhola. From here, you will trek through different villages while enjoying stunning views of nature and snow-capped mountains.
Here is the list of things you should carry during Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek:
- Pair of hiking pants and casual pants
- Thermal Wears
- Breathable Underwears
- Trekking shoes/socks
- Rain jacket
- Sun hat
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking Pole
- First aid kit
- Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
- Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)
Food and Accommodation during Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek
Counted in one of the most secluded parts of Nepal, the Manaslu region has limited facilities on the trail. During the trek, you will stay overnight in small teahouses. Rooms are nothing special and are usually on the twin sharing basis. Food like dhido is commonly found. Dal Bhaat also is rare to find in this part of Nepal. As you venture along, in some parts you cannot find teahouses. At that time, you may have to make a camp and stay put.
Best time to go on Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek
The best time to go on Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek 19 Days is from late September to mid-December. The sky is crystal clear, and the temperature is also moderate. You can witness ideal views of numerous sky-piercing mountains. You can also choose to trek from March to late May. During this time, rhododendrons start to bloom, and you can even visit the beautiful Birendra and Ponkar Lakes. In spite of occasional snowfalls, the trails are beautiful, and it will pave the way for an incredible journey.
Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek cost
Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek package cost depends on the itinerary, facilities you are looking to have during the trek, and the company you are traveling with. We, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition promises you to offer the most comprehensive package and affordable cost in the market. For further information, feel free to contact us anytime.
- Carry extra cash as there will be no ATMs on the trail or villages
- Make sure to take out insurance
- Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated
- Get a good map