This Manaslu trek with the Tsum Valley is perfect for lovers of Buddhist culture who like to walk a less traveled but challenging trail. During this trekking you will enjoy green fields, dense forests and clear mountain rivers along the way. Of course you will also see the snowy peaks of the Himalayas, including the eighth highest mountain in the world, the Manaslu (8156m) and the Ganesh Himal.
Before you’re in the Tsum Valley, you’ll hike part of the Manaslu circuit. From Arughat you will trek slowly up along adventurous paths. Afterwards, during this Manaslu trek into the Tsum Valley and walk along ancient villages that feel very Tibetan.
The Tsum Valley is also called the hidden valley of happiness. This is a side valley of the Manaslu region. ‘Tsum’ is derived from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’, which means lively. In the past, the Tsum Valley was geographically and culturally a separate area. This valley is so untouched that it still has many intact religious and archaeological remains. That is why you will find many ancient Buddhist monasteries, chörtens and stupas.
The inhabitants of the Tsum Valley are also called Tsumba’s. A nice fact is that many of the so-called sightings or encounters with the ‘Yeti’, originate from this region. The Tsumba’s still have a polyandric system. Besides that they have a very unique culture with their own traditions and language. Colourful local festivals that are celebrated here include Lhosar, Dhacyhang, Saka Dawa and Faning.
So this region is steeped in Tibetan elements! Once you’re in Ranchen Gompa, you’ll even look all the way to Tibet! This Manaslu trekking with the beautiful Tsum Valley is one of the most beautiful and authentic regions in Nepal!
Would you like to customize your Nepal trip?
Let yourself be inspired by this trip. You can adjust the trip to your individual preferences and wishes.
- Cross the magical Tsum valley with its ancient Buddhist monasteries and culture
- Hike to the Base Camp of the Ganesh Himal
- View from Rui La to the Tibetan high plateau
- Enjoy stunning views of the eighth highest mountain in the world, the Manaslu.
- Long tropical forests, over suspension bridges to picturesque villages where time has stood still
- Welcome to the airport & transfer by private car to your hotel.
- Meet & greet with Chuda and/or Maaike
- Trekking briefing with your guide
- 3 nights in standard hotel in Kathmandu, with breakfast
- Ride from Kathmandu to Soti Khola by private jeep
- 21 nights in teahouses or homestays during the trekking, 21x breakfast, 21x dinner and 21x lunch included (drinks excl.)
- English speaking guide during the trekking (his salary, meals, transport, insurance and accommodation)
- Porter for your luggage during the trekking (his wages, meals, insurance and overnight stay) - 1 porter per 2 persons - max. 18 kg
- The necessary trekking documents
- Ride from Dharapani to Kathmandu by private jeep
- Airport transfer for departure flight
- All local taxes
- 24/7 on-site support
What's not included?
- Visa fee of approx. 30 USD per person for 15 days: this is available upon arrival at the airport in Kathmandu or in advance through the Nepalese consulate or embassy.
- Entrance fees when visiting monasteries or places of interest during your free days
- International flight tickets Nepal: We deliberately do not include this in our price. It is easier and cheaper to book this yourself. Keep in mind about € 600 - € 800 per person.
- Tips for drivers, guide, porter etc.: In Nepal it is customary to give a tip. For this trip this is about € 100 per person.