Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking

Price

USD 1887

Trip Duration

22 days

Trip Grade

Difficult/Challenging

Highest Altitude

5200m

Accommodation

Tea House, Hotel

Transportation

Bus, Jeep, Car

Group Size

1-10

Best Season

All around the year Except winter(Jan-Feb)

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking Introduction

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking is very popular trekking route located in the remote regions of the Nepalese Himalayas. It is a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and adventure. The trek takes you through the stunning landscapes, picturesque villages, and ancient monasteries of the Manaslu and Tsum Valley region.

This beautiful tailor made customize Trek takes around 22 days to complete and covers a distance of around 127 km. The trek begins from Machhikhola and passes through the Budhi Gandaki Valley, which is a perfect mix of lush green forests, terraced fields, and stunning waterfalls. The trek takes you through the beautiful villages of Soti Khola, Machha Khola, Jagat, Philim, Chumling, and Chhekampar in the Tsum Valley. These villages are home to the ethnic Tibetan communities, who follow a unique culture and tradition. You will get a chance to witness their lifestyle, customs, and rituals up close.

The trek also takes you through the Larkya-La Pass (5,160m), which offers spectacular views of the Mt. Manaslu range, Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru, and Annapurna II.

The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking is a great adventure for those who want to explore the natural and cultural beauty of Nepal in less crowded region.

Highlights

  • Trekking Experience on the lap of 8the highest peak (Manaslu8163m)
  • Experience Tsum & Nubry Valley, Tibetan culture & Hospitality
  • Reaching Birendra Lake & Base Camp
  • Many waterfalls, rivers, springs & flora fauna of the region
  • Larke -La pass(5200m) the most beautiful pass
  • Alpine hiking experience
  • Explore Lamagaun, Chule, Nile village
  • Visit Mu-Gumba Monastry
  • Visit “City of Temple” Kathmandu

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival Day in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Kathmandu to Machi Khola
  • Day 3: Machha Khola to Jagat
  • Day 4: Jagat to Lokpa (2240m)
  • Day 5: Lokpa to Chumling
  • Day 6: Chumling to Chhokangparo
  • Day 7: Chhokangparo to Nile
  • Day 8: Nile to Mu Gompa
  • Day 9: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa
  • Day 10: Rachen Gompa to Chumling
  • Day 11: Chumling to Deng
  • Day 12: Deng to Namrung
  • Day 13: Namrung to Samagaun
  • Day 14: Acclimatization day in Samagaun
  • Day 15: Samagaun to Samdo
  • Day 16: Acclimatization day in Samdo
  • Day 17: Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya Phedi
  • Day 18: Dharamsala to Bimthang via Larkya La Pass (5160m)
  • Day 19: Bimthang to Tilje
  • Day 20: Tilje to Dharapani than Kathmandu
  • Day 21: Full Day Kathmandu sightseeing (UNESCO)
  • Day 22: Departure day

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Day in Kathmandu

Welcome to The capital city of Nepal Kathmandu. our representative will be waiting for you just outside of your arrival terminal. They will transfer you to your respective hotel then Rest and prepare for your Manaslu trek. Explore the vibrant streets and immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of the city. Meet your trekking crew in the evening then trip briefing. Stay at the hotel in Kathmandu (1250M)

Day 2: Kathmandu to Machi Khola

Drive from Kathmandu to Machi Khola, the starting point of the trek. The drive takes around 8-9 hours, passing through the scenic countryside of Nepal, villages, rivers & snowcapped mountains. Overnight stay in Machi Khola(900m)

Day 3: Machha Khola to Jagat

Continue trekking along the Budi Gandaki River and pass through charming villages like Khorla Besi, Tatopani, and Dobhan. Cross a suspension bridge and ascend to Jagat, stay at Jagat(1340m)

Day 4: Jagat to Lokpa (2240m)

Trek through terraced fields and forests, and cross the suspension bridge over Budi Gandaki River. Pass through Philim, a picturesque village, and continue to Lokpa passing Ekli Bhatti, a remote village in the Tsum Valley region. Stay at Lokpa(2240m) 

Day 5: Lokpa to Chumling

Enter the Tsum Valley, a hidden gem of Nepal, known for its unique culture and Buddhist cultural heritage. Trek to Chumling, a traditional village with stone houses and monasteries. Stay at Chumling(2386m)

Day 6: Chumling to Chhokangparo

Trek through beautiful pine forests and cross the Siyar Khola. Pass through villages like Lamagaon and Rainjam, and reach Chhokangparo, a village with stunning mountain views(Ganesh). Stay at Chhokangparo(3010m)

Day 7: Chhokangparo to Nile

Trek to the village of Nile, also known as Chhule-Nile, which is one of the oldest & Last villages in the Tsum Valley. Explore the ancient Buddhist monasteries, cultural landmarks & natural beauty. Stay at Nile(3360m)

Day 8: Nile to Mu Gompa

Trek to Mu Gompa, the largest monastery in the Tsum Valley. Visit the monastery and immerse yourself in the serene Buddhist ambiance. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Stay at Mu Gompa(3700m)

Day 9: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa

Trek back along the same trail, passing through villages and monasteries, to reach Rachen Gompa. Visit the Rachen Gompa, a centuries-old nunnery, and explore the surrounding area & Tibetan village. Stay at Rachen Gompa(3240m)

Day 10: Rachen Gompa to Chumling

Descend back down to Chumling, a village in the lower Tsum Valley region. Enjoy the serene landscapes and cultural encounters along the way. Stay at Chumling(2386m)

Day 11: Chumling to Deng

Today we are coming down to the same route we have taken on our way up, coming down to Lokpa and than heading towards the Manaslu section of the trek which separates after crossing the Budi Gandaki river again. Stay at Deng(1840)

Day 12: Deng to Namrung

Trek through lush sub-alpine forests with oak, juniper & rhododendron trees, cross a bridge and pass through beautiful villages like Bihi and Ghap. Ascend to Namrung, a village with traditional Tibetan-style houses and prayer flags. Stay at Namrung(2630m). 

Day 13: Namrung to Samagaun

Trek through rhododendron forests and pass through villages like Lihi and Sho. Enjoy panoramic views of Manaslu & surroundings and reach Samagaun, a picturesque village with stone houses and Buddhist monasteries.Stay at Samagaun(3530m). 

Day 14: Acclimatization day in Samagaun

Spend a day in Samagaun for acclimatization. You can explore the village, Birendra Lake, visit the ancient Pungyen Gompa, or hike to nearby viewpoints for stunning mountain vistas. 

Day 15: Samagaun to Samdo

Trek along the Budhi Gandaki River and ascend to Samdo, a remote village near the Tibetan border. Samdo is known for its pristine landscapes and cultural richness. Stay at Samdo(3860m). 

Day 16: Acclimatization day in Samdo

Today you can take a side trip to the borderlands of Tibet, hike to nearby viewpoints, or interact with the locals to learn about their lifestyle and culture. Stay in Himalayan Shangri-la.

Day 17: Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkya Phedi

Trek along rocky terrains and ascend to Dharamsala, also known as Larkya Phedi. This is the base camp for crossing the challenging Larke-La Pass. Stay at Dharmashala(4460m)

Day 18: Dharamsala to Bimthang via Larkya La Pass (5160m)

Cross the high mountain pass of Larke-La (5160m), which offers breathtaking & panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas & surrounding peaks. Descend to Bimthang, a beautiful valley long walk with stunning landscapes. Stay at Bhimtang(3720m). 

Day 19: Bimthang to Tilje

Trek through the most beautiful part of Manaslu trek with rhododendrons, oak, junipers & so many subalpine vegetation forests, and terraced fields, stay at beautiful Tilje village(2300m)

Day 20: Tilje to Dharapani than Kathmandu

Today we start early after breakfast to hike down to Dharapani village to catch the jeep to Besisahar then a long Drive Back to Kathmandu after your big adventure in the Nepali Himalayas. Stay in Kathmandu. 

Day 21: Full Day Kathmandu sightseeing (UNESCO)

Today after breakfast we will take you to show the Kathmandu Valley which is known as the highest density of UNESCO World Heritage sites also known as “City of temples” or “City of Gods”

Visiting Swyamnhunath Maha chaitya, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple & Bouddhanath stupa.

Day 22: Departure day

After breakfast we will drop you off at the airport for final departure for your home or your next destination we bid our see you again until next time

Includes

  • Simple tea houses in trekking on a twin-sharing basis with a full board meal. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner with 3 cups of tea each) 
  • A professional trekking guide & necessary number of porters (2:1) with their salary, meal, accommodation, transportation & insurance. 
  • Necessary permits like Semi Restricted area permit, Manaslu Conservation area permit, Annapurna Conservation area permit & local Municipality fees.
  • Both way Local Bus/Jeep transportation Kathmandu-Machi Khola & Dharapani to Basisahar than Kathmandu
  • 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis(twin sharing)& best available lodges on trek with full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with a cup of tea each meal)
  • All grounded transportation like pickups & drops  
  • A group medical kit with an Oximeter 

Excludes

  • All Kinds of beverages. 
  • All extra expenses such as shopping and trekking gear. 
  • International/domestic flights. 
  • Early arrival / late departure. 
  • Travel insurance (you must purchase one before starting the trek) 
  • Rescue evacuation if needed (it can be helped to arrange)
  • Tips for driver, guide & porters. 
  • If the plan is changed by any other problem such as a landslide, political disturbance, changing plan, or cancellation of flight. Or the things not mentioned above

Trip Map

Gears For Manaslu & Tsum Valley Trekking

Clothing

1)      Trekking Trousers

2)      Trekking shirts

3)      Inner Thermals(Top/bottom)

4)      Breathable Underwear

5)      Fleece Jacket

6)      Windproof jacket

7)      Dawn jacket

8)      Trekking Towel

Head Gears

1)      Sun Hat

2)      Head Band

3)      Buff (snood)

Hand Gear

1)      Inner Gloves

2)      Outer Gloves

Foot Gears

1)      Hiking Boots

2)      Hiking shocks

3)      Thermal shocks

4)      Gaiters

Bags

1)      Duffle Bag*

2)      Backpack (rucksack for day pack)

3)      A few Ziploc/waterproof bags

Equipment

1)      Sleeping Ba

2)      Sleeping bag liner (if you rent)

3)      Trekking Pole

4)      Sunglasses

5)      Water bottle or Hydration Bladder

6)      Headlamps

7)      Camera/video camera

8)      Water purification tablets*/ filters/ UV light/ staripin

9)      Diamox/Dzolamode

10)    Sunscreens

11)    Toiletries

12)    If you take any Specific medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the duration of the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek?
The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek typically takes around 18 to 24 days to complete, depending on the chosen route, itinerary, and pace of the trekker.
What is the best time to do the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek?
The best time for the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally stable, and the skies are clear.
How difficult is the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek?
The Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered to be a challenging trek, suitable for experienced trekkers. The trail involves steep ascents, descents, rugged terrain, and high altitude, reaching over 5,200 meters (16,700 feet) at the Larkya La Pass.
What permits are required for the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek?
Trekkers need to obtain permits for both the Manaslu Conservation Area and the Manaslu Restricted Area. These permits can be obtained through registered trekking agencies in Kathmandu or directly from the Department of Immigration.
What is the altitude of the highest point on this Trek?
The highest point on the Manaslu Circuit Trek is the Larkya La Pass, which stands at an altitude of approximately 5,106 meters (16,752 feet) above sea level.
What are the accommodation options along the Trek?
Accommodation options along the trekking route include teahouses, lodges, camping & Homestays. Teahouses and lodges are available in villages along the trail, providing basic amenities such as meals and shelter. Camping may be required in more remote area like Dharmashala.
Is it possible to trek independently or should I hire a guide?
While it is technically not possible to trek independently on the Manaslu Circuit trek as this is the restricted area & you obtain your permit only along with your guide. hiring a licensed guide mandatory due to the remote and challenging nature of the trek. A guide can provide valuable assistance, ensure safety, and offer insights into the local culture and customs.
What should I pack for the Manaslu Circuit Trek?
Essential items to pack include sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing, a sleeping bag, trekking poles, first aid kit, water purification tablets, and high-energy snacks. It's also important to carry appropriate permits, documents, and insurance.
Are there any health risks associated with the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek?
Altitude sickness is a significant concern due to the high elevations reached during the trek. Trekkers should acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of symptoms of altitude sickness. It's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before embarking on the trek.
What wildlife can be seen during the Manaslu Circuit Trek?
The Manaslu Conservation Area is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including Himalayan Thars, blue sheep, snow leopards, and various species of Birds & Mammals.

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