Trekking Around Manaslu & Tsum Valley

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Title: Trekking Around Manaslu & Tsum Valley

Subtitle: Tsum valley and Ganesh Himal

Author: Bob Gibbons and Siân Pritchard-Jones

ISBN:- 978-99375-77-37-3

pages:- 208

Edition: 2013

Language: English

Bound: Soft Cover

Himalayan Travel Guides; travel guidebook series by Himalayan Map House



Trekking around MANASLU and the TSUM VALLEY

‘The definitive guide to trekking around Manaslu and the Tsum Valley’

Himalayan Map House is delighted to announce the publication of a new trekking guide to the Manaslu & Tsum Valley region – the fastest growing trekking destination in Nepal. This exciting new guidebook fills the void in the market to this area. Manaslu and the Tsum Valley are rapidly becoming the new trekking destination for both experienced and novice trekkers. As if these two treks were not enough to savour, the book also introduces new treks in the Lower Manaslu area around historic Gorkha, as far north as the Rupina La route. Also within the book are some fledgling routes below little-known Ganesh Himal, including the Ruby Valley.


It may not have the aura of Everest or Annapurna, but the majestic mountain of Manaslu (8163m) has a remote charm that calls on all trekkers to discover the undiscovered. Lush forests, terraced hillsides, mysterious canyons, gargantuan summits and Buddhist culture are enticing. For so long beyond the horizon, the Tsum Valley is astonishing and secretive. Hilltop monasteries, traditional villages, colourful people, enigmatic yaks and hundreds of mani walls, chortens and kani gates add to the compulsive blend.


Authors Bob Gibbons and Siân Pritchard-Jones first visited Nepal in 1974 and 1982 respectively. Bob arrived overland from the UK in an old Land Rover, at a time when Boudhanath stupa was surrounded by fields and Freak Street was host to travellers and hippies. Soon after that trip he worked as an overland driver and trek manager for Exodus. Siân trekked around Annapurna en route home from work in New Zealand, meeting Bob in Kashmir on another trek. Between 1983 and 1998 they led over forty trekking groups each in Nepal, making at least fifteen ascents of the famous Poon Hill. They continue to visit Nepal regularly, writing or editing books about the Himalayan region, trekking and occasionally driving overland.


Trekking around Manaslu and the Tsum Valley presents:

  • Detail on the routes, side trips and new trekking destinations
  • Eight pages of colour photos and colour maps
  • Facts about the mountains, people, culture and festivals
  • Pre-departure practical information
  • Full discussion of health, safety and altitude aspects
  • Maps and route summaries
  • Made in Nepal

This amazing, high quality unique book is available in all major bookshops in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan.

10 Comments on "Trekking Around Manaslu & Tsum Valley"

  1. Rex Greenfield March 31, 2013 at 12:40 pm · Reply


    I was wanting the Trekking Around Manaslu & Tsum Valley guide book published 24 March 2013. Am I able to buy it direct from you? I am in Perth Western Australia. How much does it cost?

    Many thanks,
    Rex Greenfield

  2. Guido Van Ryssegem April 1, 2013 at 3:13 pm · Reply

    Can you ship this book to the USA? How much will the book and shipping cost?

  3. bill anderson May 7, 2013 at 11:36 pm · Reply

    I would like to order the book “trekking the manaslu region” or find out where I can purchase it


  4. Tina Cole June 16, 2013 at 3:12 am · Reply

    Can I purchase this book in the United States or Canada?

  5. Ducke Marion July 3, 2013 at 10:24 am · Reply

    Dear Sirs,
    I would like to order the book “Trekking Around Manaslu & Tsum Valley”. How much is it including shipping to Germany.

    Best regards,

    Marion Ducke

  6. Catherine C Ross July 18, 2013 at 4:18 am · Reply

    What are price and availability of the book, Trekking around Manaslu and Tsum Valley? Authors are Gibbons and PritchardJones.

  7. bill anderson July 30, 2013 at 2:37 am · Reply

    My wife and I are going to do the Manaslu circuit in October. Is it possible to get this book in California,U.S.A. ?

  8. Ian Neville October 30, 2013 at 2:04 am · Reply

    how much be the books cost?

  9. uli remund November 7, 2014 at 2:06 pm · Reply

    I am interested in the Manaslu guide book and map for the Manaslu circuit, do you mail to Australia?

  10. Hartmut Krugmann September 4, 2017 at 1:08 am · Reply

    I am looking for the following book:
    Title: Trekking Around Manaslu & Tsum Valley;
    Subtitle: Tsum valley and Ganesh Himal; Authors: Bob Gibbons and Siân Pritchard-Jones;
    ISBN:- 978-99375-77-37-3; pages:- 208, Edition: 2013 (or a newer edition, if one exists)
    How much does the book cost? Is this book available in Ottawa, Canada, where I live? If not, can it be shipped here? If so, at what shipping cost?
    Thanks in advance for your response.

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