Manaslu Region, one of Nepal’s less frequented and off-the-beaten places, is an iconic destination for adventures. Located in the west-central part of the landlocked country, Manaslu Region is nothing but a gift of Mother Earth. Have you ever long for a place with nothing but mountains, hills, and woods? That sounds like such a beautiful place. Well, Manaslu Area is more like that!
Yes, Manaslu Region is a place that you should visit very soon if you haven’t yet.
Consider doing Manaslu Circuit Trek with Tsum Valley. It is an exciting itinerary that takes you around the Manaslu Region the way it ought to be. Starting from Sotikhola, a small village in the Himalayan foothills, the trek leads to breathtaking, picturesque, and worth-reaching areas.
The time will become timeless as you join this scenic trail to the region of the eighth highest mountain globally, Mt Manaslu. Day after day, you will come across numerous beautiful backdrops one after another. Yet, the most satisfying part about this trek is it has everything for you: fabled mountains, greenish landscapes, traditional villages, and sweet as sugar people there and their culture, lifestyle, and more. You can check all of the major highlights of the trek in the following heading below.
Typically, Manaslu Circuit Trek is a 177km long trek that goes around the so-called circuit trail of the region. If you add Tsum Valley, a picturesque valley rich in history, art, and culture, it becomes Manaslu Circuit Trek with Tsum Valley. And the total distance also gets increased by 55 to 70 Km, so does the trek duration by 2 to 3 days. In total, it will go for about 23 days, excluding three days in Kathmandu. Indeed, it is an excellent itinerary from Great Adventure Treks for those who want to explore the Manaslu Region thoroughly.
Major Highlights Manaslu Circuit Trek with Tsum Valley
- Begin the trip with a scenic road drive to Sothi Khola from Kathmandu.
- Get to walk the trails of Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit that are raw and untouched by urbanness.
- Enter the Manaslu Region gradually to see its natural and cultural wonders.
- Know the people and their lifestyle, which resembles Tibetan culture.
- Spend nights in the traditional villages like Sama Gaon, Chumling, Samdo, and more.
- Explore numerous centuries-old monasteries, gompas, and stupas around the villages.
- Cross the Larkya La Pass(5,160m), one of Nepal’s most admired mountain passes.
- Impressions of the striking mountains like Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Hiunchuli, Simrang, Ngadi, and others.
Best Time for Manaslu Circuit Trek with Tsum Valley
September to November | Autumn
The first best time for Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek is Autumn. As for the season’s weather conditions, Autumn is known as the best time to explore Nepal. You can expect and experience happenings like clear skies and mountains, firm temperature, low precipitation level, warm trekking days, and more in this very season. Likewise, the visibility level of the Manaslu Region is quite vibrant and vigilant. It is a post-monsoon season, so the views look so fresh and pristine.
If you look at the temperature chart of the region during Autumn, the average temperatures seem acceptable. In the lower places of the area like Sotikhola, Philim, Khorla Besi, the weather is around 25 degrees during day hours. You can expect a slightly chilly temperature at night. Moreover, Bimthang, Dharamsala, Samdo, which lie in the high areas, have average temperatures of around 15 degrees and -6 degrees during daylight and dark.
March to May | Spring
Spring is the second but not least time to schedule your Manaslu adventure. As soon as the snow melts by mid-March, you can consider doing the trek even to the higher areas. The temperature slowly ticks back to an average level. You will experience a par temperature of close to 24 degrees in most of the lower regions of Manaslu.
Moreover, the higher areas remain roughly around 18 degrees in the daytime. Also, do not forget that the night and morning hours are comparatively chilly than the day hours. If you have the proper clothes, you can endure the temperature either day or night in Spring. The appealing part of the Spring season is you will walk by newly blossoming flowers. There will be lots of red Rhododendron all over the trails and wildflowers too. Trekking in such serenity with flowers is an imaginary walk in itself.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Pick up from Airport.
Day 02: Half-day city tour of Kathmandu and back to the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Ride from Kathmandu to Sotikhola(710m/2,329ft)
Day 04: Trek from Soti Khola to Macche Khola (900m /2,952ft).
Day 05: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1,410m/ 4,625ft) 6 – 7 hrs. Tea House Accommodation.
Day 08: Trek from Chumling to Chekampar (3,031m/ 9,942ft).
Day 09: Trek from Chekampar to Nile (3,361m /11,025ft).
Day 10: Acclimatization day in the Nile and Explore Mu Gompa.
Day 11: Trek from Nile to Chekampar (3,031m/ 9,942 ft).
Day 12: Trek from Chekampar to Chumling (2,386m / 7,826ft).
Day 13: Trek from Chumling to Deng (7,187m /23,573ft)
Day 14: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2,630m /8,626ft).
Day 15: Trek from Namlung to Samagaon (3,530m/11,578ft).
Day 16: Exploring Pungyen Gompa (3,530m/11,578ft)
Day 17: Trek from Samagaon — Samdo (3,860m/12,661ft)
Day 18: Rest Day in Samdo (3,860m/12,661ft).
Day 19: Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. (4,450m/14,596ft).
Day 20: Trek from Dharamsala to Larke La pass (5,160 m / 16,924 ft) and then to Bimthang (3,590m / 11,7776ft).
Day 21: Trek from Bimthang to Tilije (2,300m/ 7,544ft).
Day 22: Trek from Tilije to Dharapani and drive to Besisahar (825m / 2,706ft).
Day 23: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu
Day 24: Free and shopping day at Kathmandu.
Day 25: Final departure.