Manaslu Circuit & Tsum Valley Trek

Manaslu Circuit & Tsum Valley Trek

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  • Duration:21 Days
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude5,106
  • ActivityCity Tour & Trekking
  • Group Size2-10
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Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek is a popular, off-the-beaten-path, and well-preserved trekking area in the Manaslu Region of Nepal that requires a special permit. The whole trek is very popular because of the unique culture and way of life, the many mysterious monasteries and caves, the mix of Hindu and Buddhist culture, the amazing landscape, the beautiful mountain views and valleys, the rich and exotic flora and fauna, and the beautiful Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), which is the 8th highest mountain on earth. The complete Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley trail are covered by the Annapurna mountain range on the west, the Manaslu range in the center, and the Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal Range on the eastern side. 

The Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley trek begins with a spectacular and breathtaking drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola, passing through several towns, cities, lush woods, and rivers and following the Budi Gandaki, tracking back and forth over the river in a stunning fashion via spidery suspension bridges through the threshold of Tsum valley. From here, you may take in the breathtaking vistas of the Ganesh Himal and Shringi Himal ranges, which will take you to Lokpa village. From Chekamparo forward, the verdant environment gives way to the alpine zone of the Tsum valley. You'll encounter the core of Tibetan Buddhism culture along the Mu-Gompa trail, including Buddhist monasteries, monuments, prayer flags, stupas, chortens, gompas, and many more that add to the sense of awe and mystery. When coming back from the Tsum Valley, the trail ascends and continues through the formidable Manaslu, passing over ancient mani walls and thick jungle. As the environment shifts, you'll find yourself in the mid-cooler valley's climate, where you'll spend some time at Sama Gaun and Samdo village acclimatizing. During your acclimatization day, you can tour the well-known Pungen Gompa, Manaslu Base Camp, and Birendra Lake. While in Samdo, acclimatization includes a day journey along a historic trail to the Tibetan border, a destination where people once traveled for trending. The hike culminates with the satisfying accomplishment of cresting at Larkey la pass before descending to the Bimthang after spending the night in Dharamsala. You can drive down to the Besisahar district after a day of walking on the western side of Manaslu, where you'll come across the route of the most well-known Annapurna Circuit trek.

Major Highlights of Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Conservation Area

In 1998, the Manaslu Conservation Area was created, covering a large part of the Gorkha region. These areas are known for their well-known trekking and travel routes. This region is home to over a thousand different species of flowering plants, over one hundred other bird species, butterflies, animals, reptiles, etc. Frog species such as Amolops formosus, Ombrana sikkimensis, Nanorana Liebigii, and Duttaphrynus Himalayans as well as mammals like musk deer, snow leopards, blue sheep, and Himalayan tahr, are the predominant species that can be found in this region. This area is a popular place to visit because it has rivers, glaciers, mountains, and many different kinds of ecosystems. Here, we can see beautiful views of mountains like Manaslu and many others, spend time in nature, and learn about the culture of the local people.

Larkey Pass (5106 m)

Larkey Pass, at an elevation of 5106 meters above sea level, connects the Bhimtang valley trip to the Manaslu base camp walk. It may be the world's longest trekking pass. The Manaslu and Annapurna conservation areas are connected by the Larkey Pass. Larkey Pass, part of Manaslu's journey, has been popular with adventurers, but now everyone can access it. Trekkers can ascend the pass at will and descend if things go wrong. 

Highlights of the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek

  • Explore the ancient arts, architecture, crafts, culture, and religion of Kathmandu Valley. 
  • Scenic and beautiful drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola 
  • Explore the ancient culture of Tibetan Buddhism, religion, and practices
  • Explore the beautiful traditional villages of Namrung, Chekamparo, Sama gaon, and Samdo 
  • Explore the mythical Mu-Gompa in the Tsum valley area 
  • In Tsum Valley, you can learn about the Numbri people's history, religion, delicious food, and celebrations. 
  • Discover your spiritual self in the region's most well-known monastery in Lho Gaun - Ribung Gompa and collect the colorful collection of religious artwork
  • Explore one of the least explored trekking trails where you can experience the Tibetan culture, lifestyle, and habits
  • Explore the diverse exotic flora and fauna in the restricted Manaslu Conservation Area
  • Crossing numerous suspension bridges, walking alongside the Budi Gandaki river and the dense forest of Rhododendrons and biodiversity 
  • Stunning views of Mt. Manaslu, Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal, Himlung,  Annapurna Himalayan range, and many more snowy peaks
  • One of Nepal's most complete treks yet one that is serene and peaceful by comparison to some of the busier trails elsewhere 

Best season for Manaslu Circuit Trek

This trek is best in early October through November and March through April. This is peak trekking season in Nepal. Rhododendrons will be in bloom, the sky will be clear, the scenery will be nice, and the weather will be comfortable.

Fitness for Manaslu Circuit Trek

This is a hard trek that is also known as one of the hardest treks in Nepal. You must trek many times to prepare for the Manaslu Valley Trek (6-7 hours minimum per day). The Manaslu journey is recommended for experienced trekkers who are familiar with Himalayan paths. Cycling, jogging, and swimming improve your core and increase stamina. Walk often to practice long-distance trekking.

Difficulty of the Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek is a hard trek that should only be done by trekkers with a lot of experience. The walk is hard, and it takes you through a remote area with few things to do. There are numerous ascents and descents along the trail's steep, rocky, and forested slopes. Similarly, trekkers must survive on minimal necessities and face high heights.

This is one of the most popular trek packages that Footprint Adventure puts together. We can customize the packages and itineraries according to your group's needs and preferences. For further inquiries, you can check out the complete guidebook for Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek, or feel free to contact us.

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Itinerary

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Here is the complete itinerary of our special Manaslu Circuit Trek with Tsum Valley. If you are looking for your own customized itinerary, feel free to contact us

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal lies in the valley surrounded by beautiful green hills from all sides. If you come through the airways, our representative will be there in the airport terminal with your name to give you a warm welcome. After greeting you, our representative will drop you in your hotel and help you with all the check-in work. If you are arriving through the road, our representative will meet you at the respective destination. 

There will be no activities planned for you. You can take a rest and if you want to explore nearby you can go and explore yourself as well.

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

After breakfast, you will be taken to visit some of the famous landmarks of Kathmandu such as  Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. They all are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and protected areas as all of them are historically, culturally rich, and ancient. You will get to explore these heritage sites with our experienced city tour guide. You will get a chance to know about the historical facts, stories, and all the information related to these sites. 

Swyambhunath Stupa is one of the self-sprung Buddhist and Hindu temples, also called the monkey temple. You will enjoy the stupas, temples, shrines, monasteries, and many more things to explore. Similarly, Boudhanath Stupa is one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in Asia and it's an important pilgrimage center for Tibetian Buddhism. Likewise, Pashupatinath Temple is Nepal's biggest Hindu temple that lies on the bank of the Bagmati River, where people worship Lord Shiva shine. Watching the Hindu cremation rites at the bank of the Bagmati river might be a very new experience for you. Patan Durbar Square is one of the three royal squares in the valley. Built in the medieval era, the Durbar Square used to be the Malla ruler's royal palace and was later used by Shah Kings. 

After your amazing whole-day city excursion, you will get back to your hotel. After that, we will go to one Nepali Cultural Restaurant where you will get both delicious Nepali food along with an amazing cultural performance. You will meet your trekking guide, there will be a short briefing session about your trekking and the guide will basically answer all your queries. 

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Welcome Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

After early morning breakfast, we'll leave Kathmandu and drive towards our trekking destination. The 6-7 hour drive in a private jeep would be a scenic and fantastic drive as you'll pass through the traditional villages, rivers, forests, and farmlands. You'll explore the best landscapes from your window seat. En route, you'll stop at a few places for a short break, lunch break, and tea break according to your requirements. In the early evening, we'll arrive in Machha Khola and we stay nearby the Budi Gandaki river. The trail goes up to the Dovan but sometimes in the early season of autumn, it may get affected due to the landslides caused by a monsoon. 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time7-8 hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,1100 m

Another amazing day starts with crossing a beautiful river on the side of the Machha Khola following the Budi Gandaki river and reaching a place called Khorlabesi, where you'll see a small natural hot spring. This part is also inhabited by the Gurung community people, where you'll notice shepherds clad in a typical smoke-browned cape called Bokkhu. Furthermore, you'll reach Dovan for lunch before climbing up for the Jagat. 

Furthermore, you'll cross a landslip and Yaruphant and continue morning towards the Jagat. At Yaru, you'll cross a cantilever bridge to reach Jagat, a beautiful neatly flagstoned Gurung village. At this village, you'll have to verify your permits at the check post. From this day, you'll hike inside the restriction zone of the Manasalu region. Overnight stay at Jagat.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,340 m

After a delicious breakfast at Jagat, we follow the Budi Gandaki river and ascend along a terraced hillside and reach the small hamlet of Saguleri and Sirdibas. From this village, you'll see the majestic view of Mt. Shringi Himal (7,187 m). Furthermore, you'll pass through the small village and continue walking upstream. The trail will take us to Philim. Crossing a bridge, we will trek for around a couple of hours and reach Lokpa. Overnight stay at the traditional teahouse at Lokpa. 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,240 m

Following breakfast, we begin our hike from Lokpa Village, which is the wild path entrance to Tsum Valley. On clear days, you can see Baudha Himal (6672m) and Ganesh Himal VI from the paths between Lokpa and Chumling.

The first part of our hike takes us down into the Lungwa River Valley. Then, we go up through a lush subtropical rhododendron and pine forest. The distance from Lokpa to Chumling is devoid of villages. To go to Chumling, we will have to cross the Syar Khola. You can visit a monastery in Chumling's upper reaches on a side trip, and from there, you can get fantastic views of Ganesh Himal. Three monasteries—Panago Gumba, Mani Dhungyur, and Gurwa Gumba—as well as a health post can be found in Chumling.

 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,385 m

In the morning, we hike to Chhekampar. Chhekampar/Chhekamparo leads to the Upper Tsum valley, which is a section of the Inner Himalaya. This village, made up of the two communities of Chhekam and Paro, is located on a flat piece of land. The Ganesh Himal range, which is in front of us to the south and offers breathtaking views of the Baudha and Himal Chuli peaks to the southwest, can be seen from the valley. In this village, some families engage in polyandry. Here, we spend the night.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,030 m

On our route, we make a stop at the Piren Phu cave. One of the most revered caves in the Tsum valley is Piren Phu (also known as Pigeon Cave). It is situated close to the settlement of Burji at the base of a rough rock. It was thought that the legendary Tibetan saint Milarepa meditated here. The rocky cave is home to two different monasteries. This cave is one of the most important cultural resources in the valley because it has Buddhist murals that are beautifully painted and carved, long prayer flags, and important Buddhist paper scripts. The Shiar Khola, the Rachen Gumba, the mountains, and the villages in the middle of large agricultural areas all have stunning views. The upper Tsum Valley's final settlement to the north is located here. Spend the night.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,360 m

The highest point of the Tsum Valley Trek, Mu Gompa, is reached after a short hike from the Nile along the west side of the valley near the Tibetan border. Via the normal dry and dusty trans-Himalayan environment, we trek up through yak farms. The Mu Gompa monastery offers stunning mountain vistas and a series of chortens. You also have the chance to visit Dhephu Doma Gompa, one of the Tsum's oldest monasteries.

The descent begins at Gompa. After Chhule, we descend to Chekampar before arriving in Phurbe. In the area where Nepal and Tibet meet, Rachen Gompa is surrounded by huge mountains. However, you must travel through a forest to reach your target for the day, which is Chekampar.

 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,700 m

We will go to Lokpa after breakfast and make our way there. One of the Lower Tsum Valley's most stunning waterfalls, Samba Tingding Chhupyang, is one that we pass. This is the settlement that can be found close to the path leading from Gumpa Laundang to Lokpa. The houses have pine wood roofs and are made entirely of stone. Along with the trial, the houses are arranged in a linear fashion. Mani walls, chortens, and gateway chortens are incredibly numerous. We set up camp at Lokpa for the night.

 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,030 m

As like another day, the day began with a delicious breakfast and hiking further across a ridge taking us to the village of Dumjee, after which we descend to Lokpa, then cross, using a large suspension bridge the Budi Gandaki river. After crossing a hillside, we encounter Pewa after crossing the Budi Gandaki river again. The trail then enters an amazing part of the gorge, surrounded by orchids on the top. After that, a steep climb to the west side of the valley will lead us through bamboo forests to Deng, where we overnight.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,860 m

After your breakfast, you'll cross the bamboo forest, cross the suspension bridge and climb Rana village and Bihi Phedi. Between this point, you'll encounter white-faced monkeys and lower alpine forest before crossing small landslides and reaching the Ghap village. When you are crossing the landslide area, you must be extra careful and have to listen to the guides and crew members for your safety. 

After an hour's walk in the lower alpine village, you'll ascend up for like 2 hours to reach the beautiful Namrung village. The place is popular for the best teahouses, coffee shops, and other glossary shops along with you'll see the large apple farm near Namrung. Overnight stay at this beautiful Namrung village. 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,630 m

Our trek starts after a delicious breakfast at Namrung village. The trail goes through Gurung villages and in the dense forest to Sho village. It is an exciting and interesting trek where possible to hear the roaring of deer and birds in the deep jungle. Onward from Sho, the trail is gentle up in the middle of the apple orchard and old-style mountain villages. 

You will have a close Mountain View from Sho village then pass Lho village and also stop at Ribum monastery and explore it before climbing to the Shyala. The trail ahead to Shyala is slightly climbing up into the pine forest to Shyala village. Around 10 basic guest houses are available plus gorgeous sights of panoramic mountain views including Manaslu, Himchuli, Ngadi Chuli and many more other beautiful snow-capped mountains. 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,410 m

This day is the shortest day of the entire trek, as you start a day a little bit late as compared to other days and start moving towards the Sama Gaun after a delicious breakfast. Walking on the picturesque view of Mt. Manaslu and other beautiful snow-capped mountains. Passing the rhododendron forest, and alpine vegetation. You'll cross a big suspension bridge before touching the Sama valley. 

Once you enter the village, mountain views fade, however, the yak pastures and typical settlements will attract you. Sama Gaun is the principal village of the Nubri people which holds a large gompa, many shops, a health post, heliport, telephone/wifi access, etc. On this day, you've options to go to the Pungen Gompa, Manaslu Base Camp, and Birendra Tal. Birendra Tal is just 30 min walk from the Sama Gaun but Pungen Gompa and Manaslu Base Camp is almost like a full-day excursion. So, you can choose one of these and Birendra Tal on the same day. 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time1.5 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,500 m

Today we follow along the Budi Gandaki river and as the valley widens we pass juniper and birch forests until reaching Kermo Kharka. There, the trail descends and passes a wooden bridge; we then reach Samdo after walking through the White Stone Kani. Today can be a bit windy and sometimes exposed but with stunning views of snow-capped mountains in your surroundings. Overnight stay at Samdo Gaun. 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time3-4 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,865 m

After you arrive in Samdo, where there are more than four teahouses for your lodging, after 3 to 4 hours of trekking, Samdo is still the best for views and cultural experiences. If you still have the energy, you can hike for 1 1/2 to 2 hours to the lookout. But, this is the best option for acclimatization.

 

 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • TimeFull Day
  • Maximum Altitude4,500 m

You’ll see an awesome sunrise view on the nearly massive peaks then the trek starts. The trek starts on yak pasture with semi-mountains landscapes. After crossing a suspension bridge and short ascends take us to a junction known as Larkya Bazaar which used to be a trade center between Tibetan people and local people. The trek continues climbing- up with an exceptional view of Giant snow-capped mountains and the north side of Mt. Manaslu to Dharamsala.

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time3-4 hours
  • Maximum Altitude4,460 m

Today is one of the tough, challenging, and equally exciting days in entire your Manaslu Tsum valley trek. As it is the most difficult day of your entire trip, we need to start the trek early morning from Dharamsala. The trails ascend on an off-beaten track with a view of the giant Himalayas with a deep valley and glacier. As you ascend higher the Himalayan view gets closer and closer to us. The trail continues, passing stunning frozen lakes at bottom of the mountains and the trail became tougher as we came close to the summits of Larkya La Pass because rapidly gaining of altitude in a short period. The summit is located at the ridge between the base of two massive giant peaks and it is decorated with a multi-color of Tibetan prayer flags. After spending half an hour at Larkya Pass and taking photographs, trek on down with the superb view of mountains, lakes, and huge glaciers. The trail is often slippery from summits to the bottom but more slippery in springs. As we trek descending, we back to lush and green at Bimthang. Bimthang is located at the base of the massive Himalayas and it offers awesome sunrise and sunrise view of the Himalayas including the west face of Mt. Manaslu. 

  • Accommodation Standard Teahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time8-9 hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,106 m

Our trek drops down after passing through the meadows to the Dudh Khola river where we cross it via a wooden bridge. We then descend further into rhododendron, Oak, and pine forests before climbing to a ridge decorated with prayer flags. We then drop again to the riverbank at Goa, where the trail crosses rice fields, rhododendron, and oak forests before reaching Tilje. You can take a jeep or walk an hour to reach Dharapani or we can stay here if we didn't get the jeep to go to the Dharapani. 

  • Accommodation Standard Guesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time6-7 hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,940 m

We walk for an hour descend and a pleasant trail from Tilije to Dharapani and your Jeep is ready there to take you to the Besisahar, Lamjung. The jump on the jeep from Dharapani, a scenic drive that offers picturesque sights of a thundering waterfall, deep gorge, and villages then pass the rice terrace to Besisahar. It would be like a 3-hour drive to reach Besi Sahar. A private car/jeep will be there to take you to the Kathmandu for next 5 hours of scenic and beautiful drive to Kathmandu. 

  • Accommodation Kumari Boutique Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Time1 hr trek & 8-9 hours drive
  • Maximum Altitude1,350 m

Your journey in Nepal comes to an end today. We will transfer you to International Airport for your final departure. Please note that you have to be at the airport before 3 hours of flight time. 

  • MealsBreakfast

What's Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3 Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan (Kumari Boutique Hotel)
  • Kathmandu city tour with an experienced guide and private vehicles 
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurant with traditional cultural performance 
  • Best available teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All the ground transportation ( Kathmandu to Machha Khola/Dovan by Private Jeep, Dharapani to Besi Sahar in Private Jeep, and Besi Sahar to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus)
  • Full board meal ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek 
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trekking guide for the entire trek 
  • Experience porter ( one porter for two clients)
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation for the entire trek 
  • A trekking/Duffel bag will be provided ( to be returned at the end of the trip)
  • Footprint Adventure t-shirt, trip completion certificate, trekking map from the company side 
  • All the necessary permits and paperwork (Special permit for Manaslu Region, Special Permit for Tsum Valley, MCAP, ACAP, and Tims Card)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes along with company service 
  • Nepalese visa fee. Details of visa fees in Nepal, here
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance, emergency transfer, and medical expenses 
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
  • Things that are not mentioned in included list 

Dates & Price

Departure DateTrip StatusPrice 
dateMarch 10, 2023 - March 30, 2023StatusAvailablepriceUS$2490
dateMarch 20, 2023 - April 09, 2023StatusAvailablepriceUS$2490

Additional Info

High Altitude Sickness

Manaslu Circuit & Tsum ValleyTrekking would be a lifetime memory in your life. If you are not fit we will not recommend doing this trekking. While you are going toward the high place, you may have high altitude problems so you drink a lot of water, liquids, and garlic soups and enough calories are good for high altitude. If you have other serious problems you have to be admitted to the hospital soon in this case you call the helicopter for rescue and our staff will help you with needful rescue and evacuation, if you get sick while trekking in the Manaslu region. If you have medical insurance the rescue helicopter payment will be covered by the insurance company so medical insurance is necessary to do this trekking.

Trekking Grade 

Manaslu Circuit & Tsum Valley Trekking is a pretty long trek that goes right into the high mountain country, so it is physically quite strenuous and involves approx 5-6 hours of trekking along the way every day. The trail contains numerous uphill, downhill, and rocky terrain needed to hike alongside the Budi Gandaki river and needs to cross the numerous suspension bridges. So, you must be aware of the mountain terrain, lifestyle, culture, and way of life. Besides this, your guide and crew members will explain these things while trekking as well. The Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley trek doesn't require prior experience and hiking knowledge but if you've it would be a plus point for you. With proper guidance, well enough rest, food, and water will help you achieve your goal. 

Weather

The Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trekking's best season starts from mid-September till November which is also called the autumn season end and from the beginning of March until the end of May, which is also called the spring season. During these seasons, the weather normally looks clear during the morning, they remain stable and you can experience the beautiful view of the mountains. You can trek during the late monsoon and early winter as well with the proper preparation and guidance. 

Food

We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge and lunch available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks during the trek. We provide seasonal fruits as dessert during the entire trek. Besides this, you can also try some local food from Numbri people, Gurung people, and other ethnic groups. 

Transportation

Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trekking start your transfer from Kathmandu airport to Hotel then Kathmandu Hotel to Machha Khola/Dovan and Dharapani to Besisahar to Kathmandu by jeep or private vehicles. All the tours and city excursions will be done in all the private vehicles as well. 

Telephone and Internet

There are few places available for Telephone and Internet. You can get an internet password from the hotel counter for telephone and internet cost would be extra. The mobile network on the Manaslu side will be more accessible whereas, in Tsum valley, you have to stay without net and telephone communication. 

Electricity

Most of the lodges/ guest houses take an additional charge for battery charging. There is normal electricity available in most of the places on the Manaslu side and a few places on the Tsum valley side as well. There is electricity or solar power where you can recharge your camera batteries, laptop, mobile, etc. which costs you an extra amount which is not much.

Drinking-Water

The bottled water is available along the trail until the last village of the Manaslu and the Tsum valley trek. You can buy boil water from the lodge or tea houses or you can use Iodine or water purifying medicines to purify the water. 

Accommodation 

In Kathmandu, you will get 4 to 5-star standard hotel or resort accommodation. During the trekking part,  rooms will be basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets. You will have a private room but the bathroom will be outside. There are some guest houses with attached bathrooms as well but they will cost extra. The normal, comfortable and clean, and neat rooms will be available for the entire trekking. 

Group Leader and Crew

We promise we will provide Trained Experienced with honesty with local Trekking Guide and Sherpa staff when there are 8 or more members in the Group and porters to carry your luggage and there will be 1 porter for 2 members.

Trekking Equipment

It's not necessary to spend a lot of money on extra equipment and clothing before your trip. The majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Thamel, Kathmandu. All you need is proper trekking gear, essential things in the trekking, and other needful stuff for the high-altitude long trek. To know more about the packing list for trekking in the Manaslu region, go through this link.

Trekking Days

The time schedule is very important for enjoying the trip with the Guide porters and trekkers. Each morning after packing our bags and hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3-4 hours we stop for lunch around midday. The afternoon’s walk.  The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing, or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime and the entire afternoon will be free.

Customize Itinerary

As per your time schedule if there is no suitable date for trekking departure from Kathmandu so please mention your suitable time and date then we will organize your great trip to Manaslu Trekking.

Trip Extensions

In addition to Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trekking, we can organize a trip to Annapurna Region, Everest Region, Mustang trekking, Mountain flight, adventure sports, jungle safari, and city tour in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Lumbini along with Nepal Cultural Tour, Tibet tour, Bhutan tour, India tour, Tanzania Tour extension as per your time limit.

FAQs

Q1. What kind of people and culture live in the Manaslu Tsum Valley?

In Tsum Valley, there are individuals of Tibetan ancestry. They live a farming lifestyle and sincerely practice Buddhism. The Tsumba, who are distinct in their traditions, culture, and dialect, are the inhabitants of the Tsum valley.

Visit our Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek page for more information about the Tsum Valley Trek.

Early October till November and March till April are the ideal months to go on the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek. The majority of Nepal's trekking destinations are at their busiest during this time. The Tsum Valley walking paths will be abundant with blooming rhododendrons, clear skies, nice surroundings, and a comfortable temperature at this time of year.

The upper Himalayan region has severe conditions for trekking in December and January. The majority of people move to the lower regions because of the increased likelihood of getting stuck due to severe snowfall and extreme weather. Trekking is doable, but you must come prepared with food, sleeping gear, and other necessities.

The monsoon season in Nepal lasts from June to September. Your trek will be very challenging and incomplete due to the constant rain and blocked view of the Himalayas. Despite being in the rain shadow of the Himalayas, the Manaslu Tsum Valley Region will have leeches, slick trails, and showers in the lower part of the region. 

 

The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is located in a restricted area within the Manaslu Conservation Area. Therefore, you require a Tsum Valley Permit, a restricted area permit, and a Manaslu Conservation Area Permit.

For the Manaslu Circuit Trek:

USD 100/person every week USD 15/ person each day from September to November (beyond 1 week)

USD 75/per person per week USD 10 per person per day from December to August (beyond 1 week).

For the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek 

USD 30 per person every week USD 7 per person per day from December to August (beyond 1 week)

NOTE: The above pricing will include a tour operator service fee.

The Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek is a comparatively challenging hike. It is also recognized as one of Nepal's toughest treks. You can travel through this walk to a secret, distant settlement in the Himalayas that borders Tibet. This trail has several high passes and areas of extreme incline, making it challenging for both amateur and experienced hikers. Make sure you have knowledgeable trek guides leading you.

 

While trekking in the Tsum Valley, the overnight accommodations would be tea houses or lodges. There will be comfy twin beds for sharing and a shared bathroom. The area is tidy and sanitary. On the other hand, if you need a single supplement room, it can be provided upon request for an extra $200. Nevertheless, you should be aware that single supplement lodging may not be offered everywhere during your Nepal Tsum Valley Trek.

 

Yes, there is a high possibility of getting altitude sickness. You'll be trekking to Larkya La Pass (5165m), which is frigid and generally snowbound. At this stage, altitude sickness is highly likely. So, before proceeding, ensure that you have been adequately acclimatized for a number of days. Those who don't believe it is unnecessary are endangering their lives. As a result, you must include acclimatization days and notify your guide promptly if you exhibit any signs of altitude sickness. 

 

No, you can't do the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek alone. Neither an individual guide nor a tour operator can assist you in obtaining the restricted area permit. A party of two trekkers, a guide, and a porter is required under the guidelines. You must trek with a Nepali-registered trekking agency, which can only assist you in obtaining the requisite trekking permits.

No, most Manaslu routes do not require supplemental oxygen. Furthermore, our Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek route includes adequate acclimatization days to let trekkers adjust to the height as it climbs.

To prepare for the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek, you must work on increasing your stamina and hiking for lengthy periods of time (6-7 hours minimum per day). The Manaslu trip is advised for experienced hikers who are familiar with Himalayan trails and are physically capable of overcoming the hardships. Cycling, jogging, and swimming are excellent cardiovascular exercises for strengthening your core and increasing stamina. You can also go to the gym and develop a program to prepare you for the journey. Similarly, go on regular walks to get practice hiking for long periods of time.

 

As opposed to camping, tea house trekking is a more economical option. Tea house trekking, which is run by locals, allows you to directly contribute to the neighborhood while also making the trip easier.

A camping trek to Manaslu is an excellent option, but it comes at a high cost. Because you must carry everything, you will have to hire porters, which might be costly. If your budget allows, a camping trek provides a highly authentic and enjoyable hiking experience.

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