The people have their own unique culture, tradition, & dialect. They commemorate the exclusive festival like Lhosar, Dhacyhang, Saka Dawa, Faning and others. The famous Kyimo Lung, a pilgrimage circuit in the central Trans-Himalaya is afamous seat of learning and a seat of meditation. The circuit passes across Tsum Valley, Manaslu area in Nepal and southern parts of Tibet. It is believed that the Buddhist saint Milarepa has meditated in the caves of these mountains. The people of this sacred valley have been still marginalized because of its’ remoteness and aloofness. Consequently, the exceptional culture of this valley has been left unchanged for centuries.
The trail begins from the edge of Budhi Gandaki River and straightly traverses in a vertical angle through the narrow gorge between Manaslu and Ganesh Himal ranges. On the way of crossing the Nurpi Valley, we are encountered with Tibetan looking inhabitants as well as to be introduced with their dialects, customs and rituals. The trail continues being parallel to the Tibetan boarder. Needless to say, the breathtaking views of Manalsu North, Ngadi and Himalchuli peaks are the mesmerizing one. After crossing the Pass Larkey La, the trail leads us descending to the Marsyangdi Valley with unbelievable views of Himlung Himal including the Annapurna Himal as well as other Peaks. Trek continues to Dharapani where we join popular Annapurna circuit trekking trail then to Annapurna trail through Dharapani, Tal, Syage, and drive back to Kathmandu. Recently, home stay and lodges are also available to facilitate to the tourists in this combination of Tsum Valley and Manaslu trail.
Manaslu Circuit combining with Tsum Valley trek Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1338 meters)
Day 2: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 3: Drive to Sotikhola (530 meters)
Day 4: Trek to Machha Khola. (930 meters)
Day 5: Trek to Jagat. (1120 meters)
Day 6: Trek to Lokpa. (2240 meters)
Day 7: Trek to Chumling. (2368 meters)
Day 8: Trek to Chhokangparo. (3010 meters)
Day 9: Trek to Mu Gompa. (3700 meters)
Day 10: Trek to Chhokangparo. (3010 meters)
Day 11: Trek to Gomba Lungdang. (3200 meters)
Day 12: Trek to Lokpa. (2240 meters)
Day 13: Trek to Deng. (1860 meters)
Day 14: Trek to Namrung. (2630 meters)
Day 15: Trek to Lho. (3180 meters)
Day 16: Trek to Sama Gaon. (3525 meters)
Day 17: Acclimatization day at Sama Gaon.
Day 18: Trek to Samdo. (3860 meters)
Day 19: Trek to Dharmasala. (4460 meters)
Day 20: Cross Larke La (5106 meters) and trek to Bhimthang. (3610 meters)
Day 21: Trek to Tilche. (2300 meters)
Day 22: Trek to Taal. (1707 meters)
Day 23: Trek to Chyamje (1440 meters) and drive to Besisahar. (760 meters)
Day 24: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 25: Departure.