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Manaslu & Tsum Valley

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Manaslu & Tsum Valley

Overview

Manaslu & Tsum Valley Trekking is very famous trekking in Nepal. Tsum valley is in restricted area of Nepal and trekking to Tsum Valley is opened for international tourists only in 2008. Since this is less famous trail, only limited information is available about this trek. Tsum Valley Trekking offers virgin beauty of nature and one can observe the great diversity of cultures, religion and landscapes in this trek.

Manaslu & Tsum Valley Trekking follows the off beaten trail where a trekker can observe unique traditions and cultures of semi-Tibetan peoples of Nepal. As this was not opened till 2008 for international tourists, the ancient cultures are well preserved. The trail lacks roads, so anyone trekking in this region can explore the real beauty of nature. The trail also offers the great views of magnificent mountains. The sunrise and sunset views over great snow capped mountains astonishes every trekker.

Tsum valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage located in the rural region of western Nepal. Tsum literally means vivid. The valley offers astounding views of Ganesh Himal, Singi Himal and many other mountain ranges including Dhaulagiri range. There are lots of ancient Buddhists monuments like chorten and the trail is lined with mani walls. The Manaslu region is lies in the shade of giant Himalayan peaks. So, it rarely receives rainfall.

Best Season to Trek

Trekking to Tsum valley can be done in all seasons throughout the year. However spring and autumn are regarded as best as these seasons provides best views over clear sky. Tsum valley receives very few rainfall even in rainy season i.e. monsoon, so trekking in monsoon is also possible. Trekking is also possible in winter, but at high altitude temperature is very low so you must be prepared for cold nights.

Difficulty of Tsum Valley Trek

Manaslu & Tsum Valley trek is a moderate level trek which can be done by all the avid trekkers belonging to any age group. However a trekker must have stable health and approximately 6 hours walking capacity each day. As the altitude increases, trek becomes tougher so you have to be careful regarding your health.  Drink plenty of water and don’t walk too fast in the upper region.

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