Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking

manaslu tsum valley trek

Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is the hidden treasure of Manaslu region which is totally Tibetan population lays on the northern part of the Manaslu on the Nepal and Tibetan border. The trek is more remote and spectacular than many, with rough steep tracks and less luxurious accommodations. The valley is rich in ancient art, culture, and religion. This trail is newly opened trekking trails that have gained attraction of many travel lovers. This trekking trail offers us to have an experience of traditional welcome of the Tsum valley’s people. It is located in the northern part of Nepal in Gorkha district. The trek is renowned for its unique path and Manaslu peak which is the 8th highest mountain in the world and trek around Manaslu can be done as a lodge trek while even Tsum valley now has several lodges. The trek is getting more and more popular as the trekking destination of Nepal. During the time of trekking, we also pass along the several forests that consist of huge varieties of vegetation, most of the forest during the lower part of trekking we will pass through the lush forest of Rhododendron and oak tree. It is one of the restricted trekking routes of Nepal that before trekking in this route you need special trekking permit for trekking in this region. It is the experience you will treasure for a lifetime. They will ensure that you acquire the necessary skills and confidence to achieve your goal. the popularity is after manaslu circuit trek in npeal.

Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is the popular trekking route of Manaslu regions and the people have their own way of family life. trekker should have special trekking permit for trekking in this region because this route is restricted by Nepal government. A scenic drive through the middle hills leads to the trails head beyond Arughat to Soti Khola. The lifestyle and tradition of the people residing in the valley are unique and traditional. We could be able to observe the friendly people, their warm hospitality, lifestyle, traditions as well as their language. In the time of trekking, we get chance to see the wonderful views of the mountain. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the Manaslu conservation area which is the home of the many wild birds, animals and flora and fauna. While traveling in this route, we get chance to know about the lifestyle of Tamang and Sherpa people and their culture and traditions. The season between February to April and September to December is considered as the best season for trekking in this route.

manaslu home staying

Manaslu Round larke pass on the way

Manaslu Round Trek

Trip Fact

Grade: Moderate & High Pass

Duration: 23 days

Size of Group: 01+

Region: Manaslu

Maximum Hight: 5200 m.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Aarughat to Sotikhola (950m.) 7 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Machha khola 930 m – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,410 m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Philim (1500m.)4 hrs.
Day 07: Trek from Philim to Chumling (2500m.) 7 hrs.
Day 08: Trek from Chumling to Chhokangparo (3010m.) 6 hrs.
Day 09: Trek from Chhokangparo to Nile (3361m.) 6 hrs.
Day 10: Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m.) and back to Chhokangparo 6 hrs
Day 11: Trek from Chhokangparo to Gompa Laudang (3200m.) 6 hrs
Day 12: Trek from Gompa Laudang to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4200m.) 8 hrs
Day 13: Trek from Gompa Lungdang to Lokpa (2224m.) 7 hrs
Day 14: Trek from Lokpa to Ghap (2160m.) 7 hrs
Day 15: Trek from Ghap to Lho (3180m.) 7 hrs
Day 16: Trek from Lho to Sama Gaun (3550m.) 6 hrs
Day 17: Trek from Sama Gaun to Samdo (3860m.) 5 hrs
Day 18: Trek from Samdo village to Dharmasala (4480m.) 5 hrs
Day 19: Trek from Dharmasala to Bimthang (3600m) 10 hrs
Day 20: Trek from Bimthang to Go (2560m.) 6 hrs
Day 21: Trek from Go to Dharapni (1700m.) 5 hrs
Day 22: Trek from Dharapani to Jagat (1400m.) 6 hrs
Day 23: Drive from Jagat to Besisahar to Kathmandu 7 hrs
Day 24: Final International Depature

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Arriving upon Tribhuvan International Airport you will be received by our representatives Adventure Mountain Guide and transferred to hotel for comfortable accommodation.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

Today you will explore the UNESCO listed world heritage site in Kathmandu valley including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Boudhanath, from where you will get the sense of cultural and historical glimpse of Nepal and traditional style architectural development of Nepalese people along with religious inheritance. All the day you will visit the other temple and historical settlement areas of Newari people. At evening before dinner you will make preparation and briefing to trekking and make sure of tomorrow fight.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Aarughat to Sotikhola (950m.)

Today after breakfast you will take drive to Aarughat to sotikhola. On the way you will come across the beautiful places alongside the highway such as Naubise, Malekhu, Kurintaar, Mugling, and Dumre Bazaar until you reach to a historical place Gorkha Bazaar. After Gorkha Bazaar you will take short drive to Aarughat to Sotikhola Stay Overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Machha khola 930 m – 05 hrs.

From Soti khola village walk leads to a descend along the river bank passing several tea shops and coming across mule caravan on the way towards Machhakhola, This nice day walk leads to a suspension bridge over Nauli-Khola and to Khanigaon, then reaching at bridge over Machhakhola after the bridge on the uphill trail reaching at Machha Khola for overnight stop.This area popular for fishing this is why it’s called Machha khola meaning fishing stream.

Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,410 m – 06 hrs.

After a nice morning journey continues to a small Khorla Beshi village and towards Tatopani with natural hot spring from here trek through Dovan and Yaruphant village, then following the Buri Gandaki River and over the bridge coming at a large village at Jagat for overnight stop.

Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Philim
Today after breakfast you will walk uphill towards Salleri passing the beautiful farming terrace of potato, maize and beans. After Salleri you will hike to Sirdibas 1430m then after crossing the suspension bridge you will reach to Philim for overnight stay.

Day 07: Trek from Philim to Chumling
Today after breakfast you will walk towards Ekle Bhati 1600m and then you enter into pine forest through the large gorge. After passing the forest you will descend towards the trail to Tsum valley and then again you will enter into dense forest of rhododendron and pine from where you will enjoy the view of Himalayan ranges until you reach to Ghumlong. After Ghumlong you will walk towards Ripchet, where you will cross the bridge and then hike to Chumling via stone steep road.

Day 08: Trek from Chumling to Chhokangparo (3010m.)
Today after breakfast you will hike uphill and descend to cross the bridge over small stream and then walk towards Rainjham enjoying good view of Ganesh Himal. About 3 hours trek takes you to valley of Tsum. In this valley the houses are built in Tibetan style. Chhokangparo is largest village of Tsum valley where you enjoy the beautiful farming terrace of barley, maize, buckwheat and potato. Here you will also enjoy the encounter with herder of Thar and stay overnight at camp.

Day 09: Trek from Chhokangparo to Nile (3361m.)
Today after breakfast you will hike towards village of Chhokang and Paro and climb north to Lama Gaun 3200m crossing the monasteries and Gompa on the way behind. After Lama Gun you will climb up to Milarepa’s Cave where you will visit Buddhist people mediating and then you will walk towards the village of Chhule 3347 via Phurbe and Pang Gaun. Then you will towards Nile for overnight stay. On the way you will get encounter with local people and yak herders.

Day 10: Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m.) and back to Chhokangparo
Today after breakfast you will ascend to Mu Gompa passing the largest monastery of Tsum valley. Mu Gompa is situated at the largest point of Tsum valley where you will meet Mu Gompa with over 100 monks and ancient Gompa. This village id near by the two Tibetan pass Ngula pass (5093m.) and Bhanjyang pass (5105m.). Around this village you will hike to Kalung and visit Dhephyudonma Gompa if time permits. After Mu Gompa you will walk back to Chhokangparo for overnight stay at camp.

Day 11: Trek from Chhokangparo to Gompa Laudang (3200m.)
Today after breakfast you will hike downhill From Chhokangparo to Gho( 2485m.) and then to descend towards Shiar Khola to cross the bridge. After crossing the bridge you will walk Dumje and then to Gumba Lundang for overnight stay. On the way you will pass through forest of pine and rhododendron .in this village you will also visit the Gompas and monasteries.

Day 12: Trek from Gompa Laudang to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4200m.)
Today you can take day trip to Ganesh Himal Base Camp. On the way you will cross the Laudang Khola and enjoy the view of Toro Gompa Glacier and Ganesh Himal. On the way you will pass through seasonal huts of Yak Herders and walk on zigzag path of rock and boulder until you will reach base camp. After enjoying the good view of Himalayan ranges you will walk back down to Lungdang for overnight stay.

Day 13: Trek from Gompa Lungdang to Lokpa (2224m.)
Today after breakfast you will descend towards Dumje crossing Laudang Khola and climb uphill through deep gorges until you reach Ripchet 2470 m. Then passing the greenery framing terrace of barley, maize and buckwheat you will reach to Lokpa via the village of Ghumlong 2130m for overnight stay.

Day 14: Trek from Lokpa to Ghap (2160m.)
After having breakfast you will hike towards Philim and cross the river Budi Gandaki and then descend towards Deng 1800 via bamboo forest. On the way you will enjoy he great view of Tsum valley below. After Deng you will cross the Serang Khola enjoying the view of Bimthang and farming terraces until you reach to Ghap for overnight stay. In Ghap you will visit Mani Walls carved with Buddhist Mantras.

Day 15: Trek from Ghap to Lho (3180m.)
Today after breakfast you will walk through forest of rhododendron with glimpse of many birds until you arrive to Namrung Village. After Namrung village you will hike towards Li passing the Mani walls, farming terraces and pastoral land until you reach Sho 2950m via Li 2900m. After Sho you will trek uphill to Lho for overnight stay enjoying the Tibetan style settlements on the way behind.

Day 16: Trek from Lho to Sama Gaun (3550m.)
Today after breakfast you will walk towards Syala (3520m.) and then to Sama Gaun via forest of rhododendron and pine. On the way you will enjoy the last view of peak Manslu and get encounter with yak herders and local people. Arriving at Sama Gaun you will visit he small lodges and textile shops and stay overnight at camp.

Day 17: Trek from Sama Gaun to Samdo (3860m.)
Today you will first walk towards Birendra Tal 3450m under the Manaslu Glacier and drop down to Samdo village. Arriving at Samdo village you will enjoy the rustic way of life of local people who are keen to yak herding and farming.

Day 18: Trek from Samdo village to Dharmasala (4480m.)
Today you will first cross the Budi Gandaki river and then walk to Dharmasala passing the scatter shelters of local people through the steeply trail until you reach to Dharmasala. Arriving at Dharmasala you will visit Mani Walls, small shops and enjoy scenic view of village like Larkya and Phedi.

Day 19: Trek from Dharmasala to Bumthang
Today after breakfast you will head towards Bumthang. On the way you will enjoy a superb view of mountain peaks like Him lung (7126m.), Kang Guru (6981m.) and Annapurna II (7937m.) Descending via the moraine and rocky trail you will reach Bumthang for overnight stay passing the grassy meadows with grazing livestock and Bumthang Glacier on the way behind.

Day 20: Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m.)
Today after having breakfast you will walk towards valley of Budi Gandaki descending via great hill. On the way you will hike through forest of rhododendron until you reach to Karche. After Karche you will descend towards Tilje and then after you will head to reach Dudh Khola. Crossing the Marsyangdi River you will reach to Dharapani for overnight stay.

Day 21: Trek from Dharapani to Jagat (1400m.)
Today after breakfast you will walk towards the trail of Annapurna Circuit Trek and then you will descend to Marsyangdi River. After crossing the Marsyangdi river you will walk towards village of Tal passing the small rivers and waterfalls on the way behind  until you reach too village of Chamje. After Chamje you will walk towards Jagat Stay Overnight at lodge.

Day 23: Drive from Jagat to Besisahar to Kathmandu
Today you will take drive back to Kathmandu passing the beautiful town Besisahar (headquarter of Lamjung district of Nepal. On the way you will passes through different countryside area of Nepal visualizing the rustic way of life of rural people along with beautiful paddy fields on the both sides of rivers like Marsyangdi and Trishuli.

Day 24: Final International Depature

Final Departure Transfer to international Airport , we are good bye and have a happy journey.

Cost Details

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus
  • Kathmandu to Arughat to Sotikhola Express Bus
  • Jagat to Besisahar by Local Jeep and Besisahar to Kathmandu private Car
  • Hotel In Kathmandu: 2 Nights standard accommodation in Katmandu include Breakfast
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with cup of tea or Coffee)
  • Manaslu and Tsum Valley Special Permit and MCAP and ACAP Permit
  • Local Transportation
  • All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly and English speaking Trekking Guide. His well- paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance etc
  • Trekking Porter: porters (1 porter for 2 peoples). Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation
  • After the Success Trip, Everest Trekking Routes will Provides Adventure Certificate
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government taxes
  • Service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals and Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes and pies)
  • Additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Bottled drinks
  • Boiled water
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower
  • On the trekking Wi- Fi
  • Personal expenses any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter

Note :

According to our official Itinerary schedule, if any things exchanges instead of actual packages as Domestic Flight, Reserve Car or Van, Donation extra days and any things else the cost will be adding on your full board packages.