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  • Duration23 Days / 22 Nights
  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous
  • Max Altitude5160 M (16930 ft)

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking is undoubtedly an ideal option for everyone who loves to explore something different and something uniquely great. The journey starts from Arunghat and the trail climbs uphill above the Budhigandaki River on the paths clinging precariously to the hillsides. Moving ahead to the north, the trail leads to beautiful alpine meadows and small Tibetan village on the edge of Manaslu. The trail then passes through the village paths decorated with Buddhist Mani stones, prayer wheels and floating prayer flags, finally leading to Samagaon, the largest village of this region. This place offers an incredible view of Mt. Manaslu when seen gives a feel of serene and peace to mind, body, and soul.

Tsum valley is the unexplored and right place to trek for those hikers who looking for less touristic and unspoiled cultures. Tsum means vivid against the majestic backdrop of the Sringi Hmanl, Boudha Ranges, and Ganesh Himal, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in religion, culture and ancient arts. Tsum valley is said that the Buddhist Siant Milarepa had Meditated in the caves of their mountains. Tsum valley is the home of Mu Gompa, historic monasteries, and including Rachen Gompa.

The trials along the trekking route give an impeccable feeling as the surrounding itself is so calm and soothing. Then heading towards the west crossing comes a classic pass, Larkya La situated at an altitude of 5135 m. from where one gets an opportunity to immerse oneself in the panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayas including Himlung, Manaslu, Annapurna, and Ganesh. One should come and join this trekking adventure with us to know a perfect beauty lies here. The unique blend of nature is totally minded captivating. This recently opened area has a lot to offer every visitor.

What makes this tour very interesting

  • World Heritage Sites Visit in Kathmandu.
  • Ancient Monasteries, Tibetan Cultures.
  • Exploring Rivers / Waterfalls/ Landscapes.
  • Typical Nepalese lifestyle and Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Amazing Mt. Manaslu and the other Himalayas. 

Itinerary

  • Day: 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal

    Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Rugged Trails Nepal who will take to your hotel. Welcome drinks upon arrival at the hotel, free time until 6 pm. Evening welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant with authentic Nepali cuisine and cultural program.Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel. If you arrive late at night then your dinner will be on the next day.

    • Hotel
    • NA
    • Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 2
    Full Day Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek preparation day.

    After breakfast proceeds our short guided sightseeing tour at the Swayambhunath Temple. After the Swayambhunath temple, we will visit another UNESCO World Heritage sites Patan Durbar Square, and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world.

    After sightseeing drives back to the hotel and briefing of our rest of trip plan. At the same time if you have to buy any trekking gears or things for the rest of the days Guide will help take you to the trekking equipment store in Thamel.

    Today we will arrange the special trek permits and Manaslu Conservation permits. It takes one working day to prepare the permits.

    • Hotel
    • 2-3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast
    • 1350 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 3
    Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola.

    Our Guide will come to your hotel in the morning and a scenic drive through local villages, town, rivers. Kathmandu, Malekhu, Arughat to Sotikhla drive. We will stay at Soti Khola and start walking the next day.

    • Lodge
    • 8-9 Hour Drive
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 720 M
    • Soti Khola
    • 142 Km
  • Day: 4
    Soti Khola Trek to Machha Khola.

    Your breakfast will be ready in the morning, guide will take breakfast order before going to bed. While coming to the breakfast pack your bag so the porter can leave early. After the breakfast at the lodge our Manaslu Circuit journey starts through the beautiful landscapes, forests, ridge, rivers and beautiful waterfalls. Tumar Khola and Budhi Gandaki roaring sounds is another beautiful part of this trail. We have to walk over the cliffs ridge, rivers so please follow the guide. Overnight at Machha Khola.

    • Lodge
    • 6-7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 900 M
    • Machha Khola
    • 14 Km
  • Day: 5
    Machha Khola Trek to Dobhan.


    • Lodge
    • 6-7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1000 M
    • Dobhan
    • 11 Km
  • Day: 6
    Dobhan Trek to Philim.


    • Lodge
    • 6-7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1590 M
    • Philim
    • 10 Km
  • Day: 7
    Philim Trek to Chumling via Lokpa 2,240 M (7,350 ft).
    • Lodge
    • 6-7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2360 M
    • Lakpa
    • 10 Km
  • Day: 8
    Chumling Trek to Chokhang Paro.
    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3010 M
    • Chokhang Paro
    • 10 Km
  • Day: 9
    Chokang Paro Trek to Nile.


    • Lodge
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3361 M
    • Nile
    • 8 Km
  • Day: 10
    Visit Mu Gompa 3,700 M (12,140 ft) Trek back to Chhokang Paro via Nile.


    • Lodge
    • 6-7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3010 M
    • Nile
    • 10 Km
  • Day: 11
    Chhokang Paro Trek to Gumba Lungdang.


    • Lodge
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3200 M
    • Gumba Lungdang
    • 12 Km
  • Day: 12
    Gumba Lungdang Trek to Lokpa via Ripchet 2,470 M (7,348 ft).
    • Lodge
    • 7-8 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2240 M
    • Ripchet
    • 14 Km
  • Day: 13
    Lokpa Trek to Bihi Phedi via New Bridge 1,675 M (5,500 ft).
    • Lodge
    • 6-7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1990 M
    • Bhim Phedi
    • 9 Km
  • Day: 14
    Bihi Phedi Trek to Namrung.


    • Lodge
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2660 M
    • Namrung
    • 8 Km
  • Day: 15
    Namrung Trek to Lho.
    • Tea House
    • 3-4 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3180 M
    • Lho
    • 4 Km
  • Day: 16
    Lho Trek to Sama Gaon.
    • Tea House
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3530 M
    • Sama Gaon
    • 8 Km
  • Day: 17
    Sama Gaon - Pungyen gompa - Sama Gaon.

    Acclimatization day mean rest day but don't think it's a sleeping day. Many trekkers think to sleep but we don't recommend to sleep and being lazy at the Tea House. Our guide will take you around to the Sama village to see the Sherpa culture, and short hike up to Pungyen Gompa. We can see many ancient stone carved tex around, enjoy the day at Samagaon.

    • Lodge
    • 3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3530 M
    • Sama Gaon
  • Day: 18
    Samagaon Trek to Samdo.


    • Tea House
    • 3-4 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3875 M
    • Samdo
    • 8 Km
  • Day: 19
    Rest Day in Samdo.


    • Tea House
    • 3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3875 M
    • Samdo
    • -
  • Day: 20
    Samdo Trek to Dharmasala (Larkya Phedi).
    • Tea House
    • 4-5 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4460 M
    • Dharmasala
    • 7 Km
  • Day: 21
    Dharmasala Trek to Bimthang crossing over Larkya La Pass 5160 M (16930 ft).
    • Tea House
    • 7-9 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3720 M
    • Bhimtang
    • 12 Km
  • Day: 22
    Bhimthang Trek to Gho.
    • Tea House
    • 5-6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2515 M
    • Gho
    • 12 Km
  • Day: 23
    Gho Trek to Dharapani.


    • Tea House
    • 3-4 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1920 M
    • Dharapani
    • 8 Km
  • Day: 24
    Dharapani Drive to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar 760 M (2,495 ft)
    • Hotel
    • 7-9 Hour Drive
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 25
    Final Departure

    Transferred to the international airport on your flight schedule and if some have extra days in Nepal they will continue with other activities. If any help is needed for further plans feel free to contact Rugged Trails Nepal team.

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    • NA
    • Breakfast
    • NA
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What's Included

  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
  • The government registered English speaking local expert guides, porters.
  • Annapurna / Manaslu / Tsum valley Permits.
  • Special trekking permits of Manaslu and Tsum Valley.
  • All Government Taxes.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast.
  • Guided Tour in a city with an expert tour guide.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in the city
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staff.
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek
  • First Aid Kit for the trek.
  • Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking Map.
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters.
  • Duffle bags, sleeping bags, Tshirt

What’s Excluded

  •  Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/roadblock due to any reason,
  • Tips, Table drinks, snacks while walking
  • Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc...
  • International airfare and airport taxes, excess baggage charges.
  • Hot shower, battery charge (during the trek), International telephone calls, etc….
  • Items of personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing in the city.

Useful Information

What is the best itinerary for Manaslu Tsum Trek?

  • In total 23 days from Kathmandu, but if you want to customize the trek check Tsum Valley or Just Manaslu Circuit or email Rugged Trails Nepal tour expert.

Is Manaslu Larkya La Pass trek difficult?

  • Larkya La Pass, not that extremely difficult like mentioned in Lonely Planet, all is about to acclimatization. On this trek there will be acclimatization days but yeah you have to be physically fit.

What kind of food can I expect on Manaslu Tsum trekking?

  • The foods we can order from the menu, some places like Samdo and Dharmasala food is okay but our guide will take care before ordering food. For vegetarians and Vegan don't worry we will arrange both. 

Can I trek myself to Manaslu Tsum Circuit Trek routes?

  • Some trekkers often buy an extra permit for a ghost Trekker and then go along with a guide but according to the rules, you must trek as a group at least 2 and accompanied by a government registered guide. Government registered trekking companies only can issue a Manaslu trekking permit.

What is the best time for Trek Manaslu Tsum Valley?

  • March to May and mid-September to mid-December is the best time.

What about group trek price for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek?

  • We offer group price and above 10 people 1 person will free, and get the best offer from Rugged Trails Nepal.

Is it possible to customize the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Itinerary?

  • Yes, it's possible but if you have previous hiking experiences above 3500 M.