• Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Sight Seeing & Trekking
  • Transport: Private Tourist Vehicle & Local Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner on Trek & Breakfast in Cities
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel and Mountain Guest House
  • Group Size: 2-14
  • Max Elevation: 5135

Highlights:

  • A scenic drive from Kathmandu through the typical Nepali villages
  • Explore the Manaslu region's secret valleys and less-traveled trails
  • Discover the intriguing hiking trails in the remote Tsum Valley.
  • Unforgettable Views of Mt. Manaslu, Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi Chuli, Ganesh Himal, Larkye peak, and others
  • Cross the popular Larkye Pass
  • Enjoy the thrilling journey via raging rivers and waterfalls, difficult rocky terrain, ethnic communities, towering suspension bridges, ancient monasteries, Mani walls, chortens, and other Buddhist shrines.
  • Learn more about the Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa, and Ribung Monastery.
Manaslu Circuit Trek

About Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek explores the remote northern part of Nepal and leads you to the hidden & exotic Tsum Valley, which is a habitat of numerous species of flora and fauna. Tsum Valley Trek is one of the less-visited trekking trails in the Himalayas. The remoteness and limited availability of tourist infrastructures have kept the overflow of tourists away from the region. Our 23-day on-the-road trail is adventurous and offers an off-the-beaten trekking experience. All of the above factors have played a huge role in keeping the entire region unspoiled and preserved.

Nestled between Boudha Himal and Himal Chuli in the west, Ganesh Himal in the south, and Shringi Himal in the north, Tsum Valley boasts spectacular scenery and tempting views of the Himalayas. The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking trail opened in 2008, so it is more like a new trekking trail in the Himalayas. It used to be a camping trek however basic lodge and home stay are available these days.

The region that was once a part of Tibet has a radically distinct appearance from other locations. The Tsumbas, also known as the residents of Tsum Valley, are of Tibetan descent and have their unique ancient dialect, art, culture, and religion. This high and enigmatic valley, which once served as a crucial trading route between China and Tibet, has only been reached by a select few daring adventurers. We first trek the conventional Manaslu route followed by other trekking trails and then move towards the more unique trail of Tsum Valley.

The region is still less established than other major tourist destinations, with fewer built roads and more unexplored terrain. Many visitors might be quite surprised by the Tsum people's unique approach to family life. It may be said that polyandry is practised in the family because each of the brothers is married to just one girl.

It is important to note that foreigners are not allowed to travel solo in the Manaslu region. It is a requirement that you have a guide with yourself. Likewise, there should be a group of at least 2 trekkers. A solo trekker cannot get any permits to trek in the Manaslu Tsum Valley Region.

The Tsum valley was once a distinct geographical region known as "Tsum Tso Chuksum," which refers to the region governed by the thirteen provinces. Many of the Tsum Kingdom's remnants can still be found in the secluded valley, which has largely escaped infrastructure and urbanization. Thus, the valley's native culture is still there and unaltered.

The 'Abominable figure' or 'Yeti' has been sighted throughout this isolated terrain, to begin with, the Tsum valley is home to the great Buddhist Guru Milarepa who was once reflected inside the valley's mountain retreats.

The isolation of the region has increased the level of thrill and excitement of the overall trek. On the way, you pass by fine villages surrounded by superb snow-capped mountains and lush forests. You get to meet and interact with locals. Likewise, many stupas, monasteries, chortens, prayer wheels, and prayer flags can be seen throughout the trail.

Through a mixture of lush woodland, terraced fields, and hill communities, the trek ascends through mesmerizing Budhi Gandaki. We suddenly have the impression that we are entering the Tsum valley, which is genuinely hidden, as we depart the main Manaslu Trail for it. Along the way, we pass through glacial rivers, and alpine woods, and enjoy the friendly welcome of residents. Pass via the Liding, Machhakhola, Jagat, and Philim sections of the lower Budi Gandaki. We also go to several of the region's historic Gombas, including Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa, and Dephyudonma Gompa. If you've ever read this popular book 'Into the wild' or maybe watched the movie, prepare yourself for the same adventurous experience plus a happy ending!

At Outfitter Nepal, we have designed our 23-day Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek itinerary adding adequate acclimatization days in between the trek. The ample rest days keep you away from altitude sickness and give you more time to spend with locals and explore villages. Likewise, during the trek, you are guided by our professional guide and porters. We make sure, you are enjoying every moment of the journey with us. For more information regarding our package read below or contact us anytime. Find the things you will get to see & experience during the Tsum Valley Trek.

Experience off-the-beaten Trekking in the Himalayan Terrain

Tsum Valley Trek involves several trodden paths. The trail includes numerous steep climbing on a rugged path. The trail is a part of the Himalayas that is more on the tough side and tests your physical endurance. It can get tricky for some time. Make sure you follow the lead of your guide.

The Manaslu Tsum valley continues to rank among Nepal's less-travelled destinations compared to other trekking areas. Thus, some level of serious suffering is necessary for the trek. Few trekkers get it to the secret valley, which was once the commerce route to Tibet.

Trek through Adventurous Lush Forests and Picturesque Villages

During the Tsum Valley Trekking, you pass by numerous dense forests, which are home to several species of flora and fauna. You get to see a range of vegetation and wildflowers. You can also spot some rare animals such as Blue Sheep and Himalayan Tahr. The trail similarly passes through charming alpine communities. Every community you travel through has something unique to offer.

The Manaslu Conservation Area, under the control of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation, enveloped the whole Tsum Valley in 1998. The National Trust for Nature Conservation, a conservation organization established by a unique law in Nepal, is charged with managing this Area. Similarly, in the sacred valley, Tsumba adheres to a spiritual commitment that includes protecting nature and culture. Thus, you get to enjoy nature in its rawest form, here at the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek.

Explore Wonderful and Hidden Tsum Valley

Tsum Valley is a secret and revered Himalayan valley of Manaslu pilgrimage. The valley has a lengthy, rich cultural history. People in this area are allegedly descended from Tibetans. They are called Tsumbas and speak a distinct dialect. The valley as a whole has an abundance of flora and fauna. The region has remained pristine and unspoiled by travelers due to its isolation.

If you don't mind being a little "rough" and far from civilization, the trek to the Tsum valley is the ideal excursion. The journey will offer doors to opportunities for beautiful travel as well as the discovery of the distinctive local culture.

Get to Experience a Strong Cultural Heritage and Unique Life of Locals

The locals here are kind, humble, and friendly. Residing far away from modern society and advancement, people here are highly committed to their family, community, and faith. Buddhism is the main religion followed by the locals in this region. A very famous Buddhist saint called Milarepa is believed to be mediated in one of the caves in mountains here.

On the trail, you come across many monasteries, stupas, Mani walls, and prayer flags. The Tsumba people's spirituality, cultural traditions, and conservation are maintained through a variety of social and cultural gatherings, such as the Shyagya Festivals, which foster neighborhood cohesion and commitment.

In addition to upholding Tsumba cultural values, beliefs, and practices of nature-culture conservation, these festivals also impart them to future generations. Due to the steadfast collective acts of Tsumba and their leaders, biocultural preservation and peaceful practices flourish in the Tsumba domain of life.

Visit Ancient Monasteries like Rachen Nunnery and Mu Gompa

The Tibetan culture is being brought to life by several Buddhist monasteries in Manaslu Tsum Valley. The vibrant flags and Mani walls give the hikers courage to continue on the trail. The trek's breathtaking views of the Lamjung Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Mount Manaslu will astound hikers as they pass through a lovely shaded forest of pine, juniper, and rhododendron.

In 1936, Dukpa Rinpoche who meditated in the caves of the valley established Rachen Nunnery and Mu Gompa. Later, his incarnation took care of the monastery till 2002. These monasteries offer an ancient and rich culture and tradition of the region.

Witness stunning sceneries and tempting views of the Himalayan Mountains throughout the journey

During Tsum Valley Trek, you get to see the outstanding views of the Himalayan mountains like Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Boudha Himal (6,672 m), Shringi Himal (7,161 m), Himalchuli (7,893 m), etc. Likewise, you get to see the breathtaking landscape and lush green hills.

The Tsum Festivals are bound to leave you in Awe

When it comes to visiting a new location, the trip is only worthwhile if every aspect is investigated. Trekkers may well be fortunate enough to witness the festivals that the Tsum valley celebrates, which are a significant component of the culture. Numerous festivals and mask dances are among the long-held rites in the region.

The Tibetan New Year is symbolically represented by the premier festival known as "The Lhosar." The celebration is observed earlier by the locals of the lower Tsum valley than by those of the higher valley. Another significant festival in the valley is called "The Horse Festival." The daytime horse race is attended by the male population of the valley. The women perform singing and dancing with them in the evening.

"Happy Saka Dawa," observed on the Saka Dawa full moon day, commemorates the birth of Lord Buddha, his enlightenment, and the attainment of Nirvana. In the Vinaya scripture, the Lama Zopa Rinpoche states that any ceremony performed on this particular day will be magnified 100,000,000 times. Hence, the worshippers execute rituals with tremendous confidence in nearby nunneries and monasteries. Some people even observe a daylong fast. With our ultimate 23-day trek in the hidden valley of Tsum, we hope you get to explore the Tsum culture!

Best Time to Embark on a Manaslu Tsum Valley Adventure

The best times to trek Manaslu Tsum Valley, according to trekkers, are in the spring and autumn. It is worth visiting Nepal in the spring and autumn because of the weather and temperature.

In Nepal, spring is referred to as Basanta Ritu. The underlying greenery of the hills and woodlands is brought by the first season of the year. The forest roads are now lined with flower buds, signalling a fresh beginning for nature. Avalanches, landslides, and floods are not likely during this time of year. The spring season includes the months of March, April, and May.

The autumn months are the busiest for trekking in the Manaslu region. In Nepal, it is commonly named Sharad Ritu. The end of the monsoon has caused new flower species to bloom along the forest trail during autumn. October to November marks the welcoming of spring in Nepal and the weather highlights the bright sunny weather and crystal blue skies. Trekking the Manaslu Tsum Valley during autumn is warm, cozy and among the most sorted destinations!

You can also embark on your trekking journey during winter (December to February) and Monsoon (June to August). However, the weather can get extremely chilly during winter and you are going to have to pack a lot of layers. Another plus side is that the trail is not as busy as during spring and autumn. Thus, you get to enjoy a calmer atmosphere. Similarly, during monsoon, it is going to rain a lot and the trails are going to get slippery. Sometimes, you even have to travel soaking in rain. That’s the beauty of monsoon. But, it can also create some discomfort. Though, the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is doable during both monsoon and winter.

Route to Manaslu Tsum Valley

For your 23-day of Tsum Valley trekking, first, you have to go on an 8-hour drive to Soti Khola. Your trek journey starts from Soti Khola the next day. You trek towards Machha Khola, Jagat, Lokpa, Chumling, and Chhokang Paro on consecutive days. By then, you have already descended an altitude of more than 3000m. From Chhokang Paro, you move towards Mu Gompa. Mu Gompa is home to the region’s largest monastery. From Mu Gompa, you traverse towards Chumlung, Deng, Namrung, Lho and then Sama Gaon. You have an acclimatization day at Sama Gaon. From Sama Gaon, you move further up towards Samdo and then Dharmasala. After Dharmasala, you need to cross the famous Larkya la Pass to reach Bimthang. From Bimthang you traverse down Dharapani. On the last trek day, you move towards Jagat from Dharapani. From Jagat, you return to Kathmandu via drive. In this way, you end your Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek.

Difficulty during the trekking in the Manaslu and Tsum Valley Region

The trekking in the Tsum Valley Region of Manaslu has been rated to be fairly strenuous. This trek can be completed by anyone, even those with no prior experience trekking at higher altitudes. As this is an off-the-road restricted trekking trail, the trail is going to be rugged and far more isolated compared to other commercialized trekking destinations. Thus, be prepared for some unusually difficult trekking trails. One should also be constantly vigilant and watch out for threats associated with altitude. We do not advise our guests to walk faster or consume alcohol to prevent altitude sickness. The way a person's body reacts to altitude changes is unpredictable. However, altitude sickness can be avoided by hydrating well, moving more slowly, and taking regular breaks along the way.

Food during the Manaslu Tsum Trek

Contrary to other well-traveled trekking routes, food options are few in remote locations such as Tsum Valley. On the trekking trail, each teahouse has its restaurant with presumably a small menu. You can follow a completely organic diet when traveling if the vegetables are most likely farmed nearby by locals. At higher altitudes, it is not advised to consume meat products because their freshness cannot be assured and they may have been transported from the lowlands. Only tiny settlements where you will spend the night have teahouses, so it is best to bring some chocolate or energy bars in case you get peckish while trekking.

The menu can have options such as Pancakes, corn flakes, sandwiches, pizza, spaghetti, and other western dishes. Dal Bhat is typically served as the main course in locations near the Manaslu region. It is the Nepalese people's all-time favorite recipe. Additionally, every household is adept at making it because it is a beloved dish.

Typically, a meal of Dal Bhat consists of steamed rice, lentil soups, pickles, green salads, and either a vegetarian or non-vegetarian curry. The cuisine includes a good number of minerals, vitamins, proteins, fibre, and carbohydrates. Thus, it is among the most well-liked meals consumed while journeying to the Tsum Valley Trek.

Accommodation during the Tsum Valley Trek

Overnight stays in lodges and teahouses are part of the Tsum Valley Trek. At a lower elevation, lodges are approachable. You will largely find teahouses on the higher portion of the trail. There are frequently accessible twin shared beds and a bathroom. We can set up a single room for you if you'd like, but the cost can be high. It's not usually possible to get a single room. The accommodations are cozy enough for one or two nights. However, you must spend the night in the shelter that Gumba provides at Mugumba, and Gumba Lunging is an unforgettable experience.

Drinking-Water Facilities during the Manaslu Tsum Valley Journey

Although mineral water in bottles is widely accessible at lower altitudes, we advise our guests to use boiling water instead. We engage in responsible tourism and do not wish to destroy the environment or leave behind trash. Every store and teahouse you pass along the route provides hot water, however, they might just charge you a small amount. We advise all of our customers to double-purify boiled water before drinking by using water filtration systems or chlorine pills; this practice also saves money. Since there are many water sources available during the day to replenish your bottle, it is always a good idea to bring one litre of water with you.

Washroom and Toiletry Services during the Trek

On the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek, the majority of the teahouses have hot showers; some may charge an additional fee for that. In higher elevations where there is a water deficit, there might not be enough hot water for all trekkers. We usually advise our clients to use less hot water, unless the water is heated by solar energy or firewood, strictly for environmental reasons. Normally, the chilly temperatures make it nearly impossible to take a shower at higher altitudes, especially during the winter.

Along the trekking trail, the majority of the teahouse restrooms are Asian-style squats. Finding a bathroom or toilet that is connected to your room is practically impossible. Due to the lack of water, there are many differences in cleanliness outside the chamber.

Communication on the off-road Tsum Valley Trail

The Manaslu and Tsum Valley regions still have terrible communication. The route has very weak cell phone coverage. For an additional fee, trekkers can access Wi-Fi at some teahouses with spotty or restricted coverage. We advise carrying the NCell or NTC 4G SIM if you want to use internet services wherever phone signals are received when traveling in Nepal.

Permits for trekking in the Manaslu Tsum Valley Region

To begin with, you must obtain special authorization from the Nepalese government to trek in the Manaslu region because it is a restricted area. Additionally, there are guidelines that trekkers must adhere to trek. You must trek as a foreigner with a local travel company that has a minimum of two other trekkers (excluding the guide and porters) in the group. Similarly, you cannot obtain your Nepal Trekking Permits from a private guide.

Tsum Valley Trekking Permits

From September to November, the first seven days are US$40 per person, while the eighth day and subsequent days are US$7 per person per day.

From December to August, US$ 30 per person for the first seven days; then, starting on the eighth day, an extra US$ 7 per person per day.

  • Manaslu Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Fee
  • NRP 3000 for foreigners, NPR 1000 for SAARC Nationals
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Fee
  • NRP 3000 for foreigners, NPR 1000 for SAARC Nationals

Travel Insurance

Trekking in the Himalayas is a risqué adventure. Thus, you must be insured! You must have travel insurance to engage in any of Outfitter Nepal's excursions. We hope you will be adequately protected, and we advise you to purchase insurance to cover any accidents or medical expenses. Physical wounds, air ambulance use, lost things, legal obligations, helicopter rescues or emergency evacuations, and medical conditions should all be listed.

Things to Pack for your Trek to Manaslu Tsum Valley

What to pack for your Tsum Valley Trek is one of the most important things to think about. Without the proper tools, getting about might be challenging.

Here's a general idea of what you can include in your equipment list:

  • Trekking Boots
  • Sandals/Crocs
  • Few pairs of undergarments
  • High-quality down jacket and pant
  • Thermal wears
  • T-shirts and trousers
  • Trekking pole
  • A pair of gloves
  • Woollen hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Energy bars

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and Transport to Hotel (1350m)

As soon as you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, an Outfitter Nepal representative will welcome you and drive you to your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to do as you like.

  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

You see some of the must-see locations in Kathmandu. You explore the Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. This is also the day that we arrange your trekking permits.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

We travel from Kathmandu to Arughat through Dhadingbesi, the administrative headquarters for the Dhading district, on a 7-hour trip across the western Himalayas. Arughat, a significant town in the area, is split into two halves by the Budhi Gandaki River, which flows between them as we go through the dirt road from Dhadingbesi while admiring the verdant hills. We continue to Soti Khola, where our adventure for the trek begins. It is a seven-hour-long drive. We spend the night in a trekking lodge at Soti Khola.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Arughat
  • Altitude:600

After crossing the bridge and hiking through the stunning Sal forests, you climb up a ridge above the Budhi Gandaki's enormous falls. The rough path then ascends and descends, passing two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky path clinging to a Cliffside. The path finally descends, through a few rice terraces, then climbs and circles to reach the Gurung village of Labubesi. Climb behind a rocky outcropping to reach an opening in the valley where the Budhi Gandaki streams between broad gravel bars. Before going over a side hill, descend to the sand-filled riverbed and proceed along with the rounded stones. You descend and finally reach Machha Khola. It has been a seven-hour hike. We have our lunch at Nayauli Jharnana. You then have an overnight stay at Machha Khola.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Soti Khola
  • Altitude:700

Today, we'll pass Tharo Khola and start gradually gaining altitude. The steep, winding path eventually crosses the Tharo Khola, which flows through a rocky gorge, and arrives at Khorlabesi. We arrive at Tatopani from a tiny hot spring along the trail after a few more ups and downs. From the hot spring, we ascend over another mountain before descending onto a suspension bridge to cross the Budhi Gandaki. To reach Dobhan, ascend a broad, well-built stairway, then cross a landslide and cross a ridge. The trail climbs on a rocky trail to Duman after crossing a suspension bridge over the Dobhan Khola. We arrive at Yaru Khola after ascending once more to the Budhi Gandaki. You start gaining a bit of altitude from here onwards. We ascend stone stairs after crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, and then descend to the river, and climb more stone stairs to reach Tharo Bharyang. After this, you cross the Budhi Gandaki to its western bank, ascend a mountain, hike along the river, and then ascend to Jagat. This has been a long trek for 7 hours. We have our lunch at Thulodhunga. You have an overnight stay at Jagat.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Machha Khola
  • Altitude:870

You complete the ACAP entry processes at Jagat and then we ascend to Salleri along a rugged slope before descending to Sirdibas. As the trail ascends to Ghatta Khola, the valley slightly opens. Upstream you will reach a lengthy, straightforward hanging bridge. Ascend to the big Gurung settlement of Philim. The school and police station in Philim. These were built by the Japanese people. We approach Lokpa by going up north from Gum Pul after passing Philim to the north through a forest with views of the valley's enlarging. You have gained quite a bit of altitude in a seven hours journey. We have our lunch at Ekle Bhatti. We have an overnight stay at Lokpa.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Jagat
  • Altitude:1340

The day begins with a descent to the Luangwa River Valley and then an ascent through heavily forested tropical juniper, pine, and rhododendron woods. We reach Gumlung after two hours of strenuous hiking through rhododendron and pine forests towards the north. We finally arrive at Chumling, Lower Tsum, after crossing the Siyar Khola. Here, we can admire Shringi Himal. You can visit the village's stone streets and the historic Chumling gompa. We have our lunch at Chumling. It has been a 4 hours long journey, thus, we have an overnight stay at Chumling.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Chisopani
  • Altitude:1660

Today's journey takes us to Chhokang Paro, a flat-land village made up of two communities. You move from Chumling to the other bank through the suspension bridge. Take in Ganesh Himal's beautiful sights. We reach the Gho Village after walking past Rainjam and across another bridge from Serpu Khola. The settlement of Chhokang Paro is reached after a further two-hour hike to Tsum. Today has been a 6-hour-long journey and you have also gained a lot of altitudes. You have your lunch at Domje. You have an overnight at Chhokang Paro.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Chumling
  • Altitude:2380

Today, we go through the villages of Ngakyu, Leru, and Lama Gaun. We'll go to a cave and honour saint Milarepa there. The cave, also known as Piren Phu, or "Pigeon cave," is thought to have been where the saint Milarepa meditated. On the route to Chhule and the Nile, as we pass the villages of Burji, Phurbe, and Pangdun, we can see several magnificently large Buddhist stupas. We have our lunch at Lar. It is a six hours journey all in all, and we have an overnight stay at Nile.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Chokhangpar
  • Altitude:3030

Now that we are practically at the Tibetan border, we wander across the Tibetan scenery to reach the west bank of the valley. We start ascending to reach the Mu Gompa. We go to the monastery as well. After that, we go to the Dhephu Doma Gompa. We take a tour of the entire Mu Gompa Region today. Mu Gompa is the biggest monastery in the region. The Gompa is located in the Tsum Valley's highest and most isolated area. It’s a short 3-hour hike today. We also have our lunch here and then have an overnight stay at Mu Gompa.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Nile
  • Altitude:3360

Today, we start our journey to return to Chumling again. We hike early in the morning. You'll walk for about 8-9 hours total. You will retrace your steps and arrive at Chumling for an overnight stay after passing through Rachen Gompa. We have our lunch at Kowo.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Mu Gompa
  • Altitude:3700

We will journey through subtropical forests, tiny towns, and rivers after leaving Chumling. We will descend the Sirdibas and arrive at Salleri along the route. From this point, we will hike until we reach Ghatta Khola and then keep hiking till we get to a suspension bridge. To get to Philim, we shall cross the bridge. By continuing our trip to the north, we will eventually arrive at Ekle Bhatti and descend to a grassy slope. Then, on our way to Deng, we'll cross the Budhi Gandaki River a few times and proceed through bamboo groves. It is a 6-hour lunch journey. We have our lunch at Nyak Phedi and have an overnight stay at Deng.

  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Mu Gompa
  • Altitude:1860

Before arriving at Namrung, we will pass Budi Gandaki numerous more times today. We will have the chance to witness a stunning mountain vista as well as other ancient gompas along the journey. You will eventually reach a suspension bridge across a river where you can observe the Budhi Gandaki squeezed beneath a naturally occurring stone arch. After that, Namrung is reached after a steady ascent up a magnificent stone stairway. It is a hike of 8 hours. We have our lunch at Ghap while we spend the night at Namrung.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Burgi Village
  • Altitude:2630

Today is a relatively easy half-day hike to Lho before Sho, which is known for its apples, with stunning views of Himalchuli at the summit of Hinang Glacier. You'll go up to the impressive-looking Ribung Monastery in the late afternoon and ascend the slope behind it to get a clear glimpse of the Manaslu Massif. If there is more time you can alternatively take a short stroll from the hotel to a well-liked viewing location next to Ribung Monastery. The sunrise seems majestic from there. It is a short 4 to 5 hours journey today and you have your lunch at Lho. You also have a resting night at Lho, which is well deserved!

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Chumling
  • Altitude:2380

After breakfast, you'll take an easy half-day hike to Samagaon, where you can capture another iconic image of Manaslu with a chorten in front of it near Lho. You'll then stop for tea in Shyala, a quaint village with stunning views of Himalchuli, Nadi Chuli, Manaslu, Naike peak, Larkya peak, Samdo, and Saula Himal. You will travel an hour or so by foot from Sama to Birendra Tal in the afternoon. It is a short 5 hours journey. You have your lunch at Sama Gaon and have the rest of the day to yourself. Likewise, you also have an overnight stay at Sama Gaon.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Philim
  • Altitude:1570

With the ascends and descends, you must have an acclimatization day so that you can adjust to the changing altitude. A free day is included to aid in acclimatization, and the elevation of 3,550 m is ideal for a quick local hike. Hiking is the best way to acclimate! You can enjoy a day hike to Manaslu Base Camp.

There are other alternatives such as hikes to Birendra Tal, a long full-day journey that takes more than 6 hours each way. The rest day can also be enjoyed by taking a stroll through the village and stopping by the historic Pungyen Gompa.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Khorlabeshi
  • Altitude:970

We will descend to the Budhi Gandaki River and follow it to a bridge over a side stream after breakfast in Sama Gaon. As the valley widens, we'll cross a number more mani walls. This route brings you near the Tibetan border and offers stunning mountain vistas. Climb steeply onto a point between two forks of the river after descending and using a wooden bridge to cross the Budhi Gandaki. We'll reach a stone archway and keep going until we finally reach Samdo village. We have our lunch at Samdo. It has been a 4 hours journey to Samdo, and the rest of the day is for you to do as you please. We also spend the night at Samdo.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Soti Khola
  • Altitude:700

We will pass the Larke Bazaar, a temporary Tibetan bazaar, after breakfast in Samdo before descending to the Budi Gandaki River. As you begin your ascent and cross two streams while seeing the Larkya Glacier, cross the wooden bridge. To reach Dharamsala, often referred to as Larke Phedi, we will turn around and travel through the Salka Khola Valley. We'll pass through numerous old-style monasteries along the way. It is a 4 hours long journey. We have our lunch as well as an overnight stay at Dharmasala.

  • Walking Hours:9
  • Food:B, L, D
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Altitude:1345

Prayer flags will be flying in the wind as you make your way towards Bhimtang via the rugged, rocky trail, past the glacier moraine, and with beautiful views of the sunrise on Larke Peak. After a little ascent, we arrive at a valley on the Larkya Glaciers' northern flank, from which we have stunning views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Last but not least, we traverse glacial moraines as we ascend gradually to the final stretch of the Larkya pass. From Bhimtang, you can see the Manaslu sunset as well as Phungi Himal, Nadi Chuli, and Cheo Himal. Kang Guru, Himlung, and Ponkar Peak. It has been a long journey of 8 hours. We have our lunch at Phedi while an overnight stay at Bimthang.

  • Food:B

The trail now continues to descend to Dharapani. On your journey, you will travel through extensive forests, cross rivers, and pass several settlements. The lovely village of Thonje is finally reached when you cross the Dudh River. You reach Dharapani, where your trek comes to a close, after passing through Mani's prayer flag and wall. It has been a journey of 7 hours. You have your lunch at Surke. At Dharapani, have a fun or restful evening.

    Today is the last day of your trekking in the Himalayas. It is going to be a hike of around 5 hours from Dharapani to Jagat. The trail is relatively easy and it descends towards Jagat. You have your lunch upon reaching Jagat and rest for the day. You also have an overnight stay here.

      You have a scenic drive from Jagat as you leave behind the lush green forests and crystal blue skies. It is going to be 8 hours-long drive. You can pass the time gazing out of your window and admiring the Nepali Himalayas.

        Today, full of memories, you take a flight back to your country. Our airport representative will transport you to Tribhuvan International Airport. We hope you enjoy your Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek with us!

          Trip Map

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          What's Included

          • Airport transfers.
          • Guided tour in Kathmandu.
          • 3 night’s hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
          • Transportation by bus Kathmandu - Arughat and Bhulbhule - Kathmandu.
          • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek with hot tea/coffee in breakfast.
          • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits and restricted area permit.
          •  Accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek.
          • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
          • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
          • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
          • Sleeping bag, down jackets and trekking map, if necessary (return after the trek).
          • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
          • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
          • Meals (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
          • Your personal expense, entrance fees in Kathmandu and sweet things like chocolate.
          • Hot shower, internet, telephone
          • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.  
          • International airfare and airport departure tax.
          • Tips for the guide, porter & driver.
          • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

          Price & Dates

          Price Menu
          No. of peoplePrice P.P
          2 - 2 US$ 1300
          2 - 5 US$ 1200
          6 - 14 US$ 1100
          Departure Note:
          • We have set date for the Tsum valley trek So, select your date and book the trek & if your preferred date is not listed or if you are more than 12 people then contact us for the group price and for the further process to book the trek.
          • The Tsum valley trek is one of the popular restricted area trekking in Nepal. There should be minimum of 2 people to arrnage the trek and our guarenteed dates have already people booked so,  contact us to book on our guarenteed date.
          • The available dates are available to book and not have people booked already so, book on these dates if you are 2 or more people or alternatively contact us for the further process for the booking.

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          DatesStatusPrice FromNote  
          30 Jun, 2022 - 22 Jul, 2022AvailableUS$1350

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