Tsum Valley Trail has Opened for the Trekkers

  • Jan 5, 2021
  • Karna Rana

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After Mega earth quick on 25-April- 2015, the Manaslu Trekking trail had damaged in several places but it had rebuild all the routes. Many trekkers had successfully done Manaslu Larkya La Pass (5,160m) trip and Tsum Valley without any obstacle in 2015 autumn and last spring. As Nepal is the Himalaya Kingdom, most of the lands are cover by hills and mountains, so this is our fate to face some calamity every monsoon. But the Government of Nepal is always concerned to reduce incidents that happened in the monsoon. During the monsoon 2016 (Junto August) some part of the Manaslu trail has interrupted by a landslide and flood. There was sad news on this post-monsoon time on 22nd September, four people were killed by a landslide at the bridge connecting Uiya-Kerauja along the Manaslu trekking route.

The entire Manaslu Circuit trail was clear, we successfully organized many trips during September and mid-October this year; it means there is not any problem to cross the Larkya La Pass. But another part of the Manaslu area; the Tsum Valley trail was blocked by Landslide and flood at Sardi after Lokpa. The trail was cut off and swept away by the flood. The locals used to cross at that affected area hanging by a rope on the bamboo ladder taking risk of life. There is not any chance of life if any small mistake is done while crossing. Some trekkers and locals of Tsum Valley were taking an alternative route from Rana Village to the Tsum Valley. For this trail, you need to follow the Manaslu Circuit trail until Deng Village and after the cross, the bridge gets in Rana Village, from where a trail heading to Chumling. Just a few people are using this trail, so there is not any tea house or human settlement between Chumling to Rana, if you have good physical, you can get Chumming in a full day but you need pack lunch and enough drinking water. It will be best to bring a tent and some dry food if in case you cannot make it in one day.

Most trekkers are curious about Tsum Valley Trail for this autumn season. Everybody has the same question; Is Tsum Valley Trail is Open? Now it is great news for trekkers who are heading to Tsum Valley. Now the problem of Sardi has solved, build two temporary wooden bridges using indigenous technology.  According to the hotel owner of Lobsang hotel & Lodge at Lokpa, Mr. Lobsang Lama, and the warden of Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) at Jagat, Mr. Lal Bahadur Thapa Magar justified that the blocked trail has been opening from 11th October, they added it been just four days the trekkers are freely heading to Tsum Valley and “the Government has the plan to build walkway bridge similar as Yaruphat” they said on our telephone conversation this morning. To acknowledge, a Swiss engineering company built Walkway Bridge at Yaruphat using the latest technology on the cliff. The local hope that the trail between Lokpa to Cumling will solve permanently after the construction Walkway bridge. Please if you have any questifeelfell free to contact us any time.

Karna Rana

Karna Rana


I hearty welcome to Nepal, known as the Kingdom of Himalayans and the roof of the World “Mt. Everest.” Nepal has been named a Heaven on Earth and is a wonder in the Himalayan. It is the Shangri-La, a cultural Museum, the Birthplace of the Lord Buddha, and the country of the living Goddess “Kumari.”

I am Karna Rana Trekking Tour Operator and Mountain Guide, specializing in Trekking, Tour, Travel in Nepal, Hiking in the Himalayan and other Outdoor Activities, Peak Climbing, Expedition, Adventure Trekking, Rafting, etc. applying my field expiring in 2000. Meanwhile, I have completed my Master’s degree in Rural Development (2016) from Tribhuvan University of Kathmandu, Nepal’s leading educational institution. I have been applying my field experience in tourism, especially in remote areas of the country, for sustainable eco-tourism for local empowerment. I enjoyed writing my blog own word sharing my travel experience in the Himalayan, aiming to provide the right information and help to the Nepal Traveler.

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