Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking - 27 Days

Trip Overview

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking leads you to breathtaking adventure of a life time experience, a great and wonderful combination on Nepal’s North Mid Western Himalaya region within famous Gorkha district. Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking, an adventure into perfect wilderness in the harmony of pristine natural surrounding hidden between massive peaks of Ganesh Himal known as Yangri and towering Manaslu (Kutang) range of Mid West Himalayan mountains. Besides awesome dramatic views of landscapes and mountains the age old culture and ancient heritage of traditional life of the people of high Manaslu and Tsum valley is totally captivating, where you can visit its lovely villages and monasteries of great interest on this fabulous Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking.

Adventure at first takes you to high beautiful areas of Tsum within ‘Valley of Happiness’ as translated from Tibetan language which means “Beyul Kyimolung” certainly a beautiful and hidden exotic Himalayan destination, sandwiched between massive Ganesh Himal (Yangri) and Manaslu (Kutang) Himalaya range of peaks. Starting with an exciting overland drive from Kathmandu past Dhading and Gorkha districts to reach at warmer valley in Arughat village, where our marvelous walks around Manaslu and Tsum Valley begins following the glacial Burigandaki River upstream. Walk leads from low warm semi-tropical climate to reach at cooler alpine areas past nice and interesting villages of Machhakhola-Philim-Jagat and Lokpa to enter valley of happiness at Tsum. At Tsum with interesting scenic walks visit its heritage villages of colorful culture which is similar to Tibetan with Buddhism religion and tour of old Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa (monastery) of immense interest. After an enjoyable time at high Tsum Valley, walk leads back to join at Burigandaki River on the trail to high Manaslu valley towards Larke-La pass, the highest spot of the adventure above 5,215 m and 17, 110 ft high with sweeping panorama of snow clad high peaks. Walk follows through beautiful alpine woodland of tall rhododendron-pines-oaks and fir tree lines past interesting villages of Namrung-Lho and towards Samagaon, where tree lines declines for short high alpine juniper and rhododendron (azalea) bushes on this arctic cold terrain. The culture and age old traditional life around high Manaslu similar to the people of Tsum of strong Tibetan influence, which is a mere distance to the border of Nepal and Tibet from Samdu and Samagaon, from here adventure leads towards more dry and arid landscapes at Larke Phedi (bottom).

Adventure leads to a scenic and steep climb to reach at the top of Larke-La offering amazing scenery of surrounding hills and mountains, and soon our walk ends joining the trail at Manang areas to follow the Marsyangdi River downstream to lower warm areas. Concluding this mesmerizing and overwhelming adventure Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking with exciting drive back to Kathmandu after a glorious and memorable journey around Nepal North Mid West Himalaya.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking Highlights:
“Panoramic views of Annapurna-Lamjung-Manaslu and Ganesh Himal on this marvelous walks
Exceptional scenery of dramatic landscapes of beautiful terrain with rolling green hills and mountains
Explore traditional villages of Buddhism religion and interesting monasteries enriched with culture
Trekking on high Manaslu and Tsum the Valley of Happiness with sweeping Himalayan panorama
On route old Trans-Himalayan Salt / Caravan Trail of Nepal and Tibet within high and scenic Manaslu
Adventure of great dramatic combination within remote Nepal’s North Mid Western Himalaya region”

Outline Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft) -Hotel (D

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu-Hotel (B/B)

Day 03: Drive to Arughat (570m/1870ft) 6-7 hrs drive-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 04: Trek to Soti Khola (730m/2395ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola (930m/3051ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 06: Trek to Dobhan (1070m/3510ft) via Tatopani (Hot Spring) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 07: Trek to Philim (1570m/5151ft) 5-6 hrs walk -Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 08: Trek to Lokpa (2240m/7349ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 09: Trek to Chumling (2386m/7828ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 10: Trek to Chhokangparo (3031m/9944ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 11: Trek to Nile (3361m/11027ft) via Rachen Gompa 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 12: Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m/12139ft) about 3 hrs walk-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 13: Trek to Chhokangparo (3031m/9944ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 14: Trek to Lokpa (2240m/7349ft) 6-7 hrs walk-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 15: Trek to Bihi Phedi (1990m/6529ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 16: Trek to Namrung (2630m/8629ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 17: Trek to Lho (3180m/10433ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 18: Trek to Samagaon (3530m/11581ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 19: Trek to Samdo (3690m/12106ft) 3-4 hrs walk-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 20: Acclimatization day in Samdo-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 21: Trek to Dharamashala (4470m/14665ft) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 22: Cross Larke La (5215m/17110ft) and trek Bhimthan (3790meters) 6-7 hrs walk-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 23: Trek to Tilje (2300m/7546ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 24: Trek to Tal (1725m/5659ft) about 5 hrs walk-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 25: Trek to Baundanda (1250m/4101ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge (B/L/D)

Day 26: Trek to Bhulbhule (840m/2755ft) 2 hrs walk and drive to Kathmandu about 7 hrs -Hotel (B/B)

Day 27: Final Departure-(B)

B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Detail Itinerary

“Ready-Made itinerary presented in website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss about your tour plan.”

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350 m / 4,430 ft and transfer to Hotel.

On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with warm welcome greeting and then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city.
After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed join the other groups of Manaslu & Tsum Valley Trekking at meeting hall or place for briefing, where our guide offers useful important information regarding trek and your stay in Nepal with us.
Evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.

Day 02:Full day in Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour at places of interest.

Morning as per the time given on briefing, depart for tour around Kathmandu at places of interest, as Kathmandu valley is steeped with historical and religious monuments temples and monasteries full of World Heritage Sites. Star attractions of this sightseeing are the ancient Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, known for its unique blend of Hinduism and Buddhism besides the beautiful view of Kathmandu city from its premises. We then head on to the Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world, which has the Tibetan community, Sherpas and tourists circumambulating around it alike every day. Get immersed in the peaceful Buddhist mantras and observe the pilgrims paying their respect to Lord Buddha. We shall then visit the Hindu sacred pilgrimage of Pashupatinath Temple, in the complex of which you shall find several small temples, statues and ancient heritages. People find the meaning of life when they observe the open cremation at the bank of holy Bagmati River, get blessings from the sadhus draped in saffron and holding trident, and feel the positivity.

After an interesting tour afternoon free to relax and preparation for Manaslu & Tsum Valley Trekking next early morning overland drive to Gorkha area.

Day 03: Drive to Arughat (570m/1870ft) 6-7 hrs drive

Morning transfer for exciting overland drive towards Mid West on Nepal’s busy and main highway as the journey leads to lower warmer mid hills past farm villages and towns with views of snow capped peaks.

As the drive continues with few refreshing stops heading west to reach at Dhading and towards Gorkha areas to reach at warm sub-tropical Arughat for first overnight stop, located by the raging Burigandaki River, afternoon take a stroll around the busy colorful village with full of shops-stores and restaurants.

Day 04: Trek to Soti Khola 730 m / 2,395 ft - 05 hrs. walk

Starting our first day walk, following Burhigandaki River upstream, trail from Arughat leads past rural farm villages and terraced fields with numerous streams to cross in between, as the walk follows on the bank of Burhigandaki through cultivated land, with many scattered farmhouses and hamlets to reach at Mordar, Simre and Arket villages. After a short climb to Kyoropani, then descending once again to the river for the overnight stop at Soti Khola, with time to relax and stroll around this small farm village.

Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola 930 m / 3,051 ft - 06 hrs. walk

From Soti-khola, the trail at times cuts into steep valley, within densely forested areas and through number of small villages tucked in a hillside, then reaching a wide valley opposite at the point where large tributary stream enters into Burhigandaki River. The terraced cultivated field belongs to upper village of Lapbesi. From here our path descends to a wide, sandy riverbed following a trail meandering below the steep, craggy valley side.
At some length leading to a climb on the trail to Machha Khola for overnight stop, with number of teashops and small lodge, the word Maccha Khola means Fish Stream

Day 06: Trek to Dobhan 1,070 m / 3,510 ft via Tatopani (Hot Spring) - 06 hrs. walk

The trail from here leads to more interesting farm villages and fields as the vegetation changes slowly, starting our morning walk crossing a stream that gives its name Machha Khola (Fish stream), and then heading upstream towards Khola-Bensi village and at Tatopani ‘hot spring’.

From here the valley sides becomes much steeper, until the path becomes impassable our route then switches to the left bank of the river crossing a suspension bridge.

After a short section within patch of forest and then walk to Doban located on the high shelf of Burigandaki River.

Day 07: Trek to Philim 1,570 m / 5,151 ft - 06 hrs. walk

Morning walk across a broad gravel bed towards Lauri then over a suspension bridge leading to a climb on a high path to descend into an open valley known as Yara Khola, journey continues on for another hour to the village of Jagat.
Jagat is a fair size village after Arughat; people around here are of mixed race Magar, Chettris, Brahman, Bhotia’s (Tibetan looking tribes) and some few Newar merchant and shopkeepers.
The trail from Jagat descends to a long series of stone steps to a river, from here the path climbs a terraced hillside to Saguleri, overlooking distance view of Sringi Himal 7,187m from this spot, the walk follows ups and down trail as we reach to the bridge over Buri-Gandaki, after crossing the bridge from Ghata-khola, the path winds up towards Philim village for overnight stop.
Philim a lovely spread out village with rich cultivated fields and terraces with time to browse around this nice place after getting organizing in local lodge.

Day 08: Trek to Lokpa 2,240 m / 7,349 ft - 05 hrs. walk

From Philim, morning walk leads to higher areas passing scattered farm villages with short climb and through terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then a climb on rocky ridge top into bamboo forest area to reach at Eklai Bhatti (lonely Inn), where at present few more shops has been built.

After a short rest heading towards the door to Tsum at Lokpa, where our route leaves Burigandki River for a week, as the walk diverts towards east to reach our overnight stop at Lokpa on leaving the main trail of Manaslu trekking trail.

Day 09: Trek to Chumling 2,386 m / 7,828 ft - 06 hrs. walk

After Lokpa village, walk heads to our first highlights of the adventure at Tsum known as the valley of happiness, as our route enters narrow gorge then with short descend and uphill climb into rhododendron and pine tree forest walking past small farm villages then climbing above Lungwa Khola to reach at Chumling village for first night stop around Tsum Valley

Day 10: Trek to Chhokangparo 3,031 m / 9,944 ft - 06 hrs. walk

From here gaining altitude slowly within the massive peaks of Ganesh Himal peaks towards east and Manaslu in the western direction, as the walk proceeds where villages and landscapes changes similar to Tibetan windswept plateau.

Morning walks leads on downhill path to cross a bridge over Smatiking Khola, with views of Ganesh Himal also known as Yangra at 7,422 m high, and then reaching at Chokhanparo village for overnight stop.

Day 11: Trek to Nele 3,361 m / 11,027 ft via Rachen Gompa -05 hrs.

After a pleasant overnight stop at Chokanparo, our route leads towards upper Tsum area at Nele
(Ne-lay), starting with uphill onto wide open valley around windswept terrain with only few small trees of juniper and willow that survives around this rough and arid country.

Walk continues uphill with views of Ganesh and Manaslu Himal, after a wonderful and scenic walk reaching at Nele for overnight stop, on route Nele with time to visit an old holy mediation cave of 11th Centaury Saint Milarepa, famous and popular among Buddhist as poet, singer, tantric guru his folk-tales and songs are still remembered by Tibetans and Buddhist followers.

Day 12: Trek to Mu Gompa 3,700 m / 12,139 ft -04 hrs.

Today our journey leads to our first main destination at Mu Gompa to reach the highest point around Mu Gompa in our first section of the adventure, as our walk continues climbing high within arid terrain offering views of high peaks on the way to Mu Gompa for overnight stop.

At Mu Gompa free afternoon to explore the unexplored areas around high valley of Tsum with its traditional villages and interesting old Mu Gompa with ancient antique idols and scrolls, statue and relics this is one of the most important monastery of Tsum and Manaslu area.

The village of upper Tsum located on route Tibet border, which is least frequented by foreign trekkers and adventurer, here enjoy the scenery and culture in complete natural surroundings.

Day 13: Trek to Chhokangparo 3,031 m / 9,944 ft -06 hrs.

After an interesting and marvelous time at Mu Gompa, our return journey leads back at Chhokangparo with a visit of impressive Rachen Gompa / monastery, walking on nice trails with some short climbs and downs passing few small scattered farm villages of cattle herders to reach at Rachen Gompa treasures historical and religious artifacts and important statues of famous Gurus with idol of Sakaymuni Buddha.

With wonderful visit of the monastery in the harmony of snow capped peaks heading downhill to overnight stop at Chhokangparo.

Day 14: Trek to Lokpa 2,240 m / 7,349 ft -06 hrs. walk

Today leaving the high Tsum valley of happiness heading back a Lokpa to join the Manaslu trail, as the walk follows on the same path all the way to Lokpa and back again within Burigandaki River for overnight stop.

Day 15: Trek to Bihi Phedi 1,990 m / 6,529 ft -06 hrs. walk

On leaving the route of Tsum joining at Manaslu trail as the walk follows up and down in some section the trail is cut into the sheer cliff walls, after this dramatic portion the path condition improves as the walk leads to Deng village, the houses and terrains completely changes into more Tibetan like from here onwards. After few hours of good walk brings you at Bihi for overnight stop, here people are same race like in Tsum of Tibetan origin with ancient culture.

Villagers of this areas cultivates buck wheat, wheat, barley and potatoes as staple crops, beside this since trekking became popular around this area, spinach, carrots and cabbages are also grown.

Day 16: Trek to Namrung 2,630 m / 8,629 ft - 05 hrs. walk

Journey continues for another two hours on steep sided and impressive valley, coming across Mani prayer stone as the walk leads to a nice Ghap village for possible lunch stop.

From here onwards within cool alpine climate, as the walk gain height to enter coniferous forest the path meanders with steep up as the valley opens out with quite extensive pastures then crossing a large stream flowing down from the Lidana Glacier, with magnificent view of the snow peaks on the north Kutang Himal range with Pang Phuchin 6,335m, and Saula Himal 6,235m and other unnamed peaks of over 6000m. On the southern lies the Manaslu Himal and Simang Himal range with its array of over 7000m peaks.

The walk is pleasant; with gradual uphill the altitude gains slowly as you pass through farm villages Namrung also called as Sho Namru for overnight halt.

Day 17: Trek to Lho 3,180 m /10,433 ft -05 hrs. walk

After a wonderful and pleasant stop at Namrung, walk follows within more spread out farm fields and cattle-Yak herder shelters, here onwards people are engaged in farming during summer, the young folks in winter travels to trade in big cities of Nepal and India.

Walk follows the high scenic valley all the way to Lho village for overnight stop, one of the charming villages of high Manaslu region, with close views of Manaslu North Face at above 8,163 m high, Lho, a large village with a lovely little monastery and numerous chhorten and Mani walls with
Ganesh I towards eastern direction.

Day 18: Trek to Samagaon 3,530 m / 11,581 ft -05 hrs. walk

On leaving Lho village, trek follows Burigandaki River on the right bank, with view of Peak 29 ahead, two hours of climb into a wood land to reach at Shala village offering excellent view of Phungi, Manaslu and Himal Chuli.
A couple of hours further lead us to Samagaon village, with super view of Mt. Manaslu along the walk. Samagaon, one of the largest village of high Manaslu region, the people are mostly farmers growing what they could in this harsh terrains and cold climate, like buck wheat, barley are the main crops, potatoes and few varieties of vegetables grow in this soil. The people like their ancestors descended from Tibet as early as 300 years back, the culture and their living style is very much like they predecessor. The people of this area still trade with Tibet taking 2 or 3 days to week. The border to Tibet is a day walk for the locals. It is one of the old salt trade route from Nepal to Tibet.

Here with time to visit its old Monastery one of the major Nyligpa (red hat sect) monastery of this region.

Day 19: Trek to Samdo 3,690 m / 12,106 ft - 04 hrs.walk

After Samagaon, a short day walk to Samdo village, as our morning path leads to a climb slowly towards Samdu. Actually Samdu is not too far from Samagaon can be done within few hour but due to increase in altitude with dry air makes the walk a little slower than other previous days, we need to gain the height slowly taking time and enjoying views around as the walk finally reaches in Samdu village for overnight halt and as well with rest next day.

Day 20: At Samdo rest day for acclimatization and local excursion.

Samdu located on a terraced hillside opposite bank of Budhi Gandaki one of the remote and permanent villages in Nepal, Samdu a moderate size village with more than forty houses with 200 villagers who live in these most severe arctic conditions.

Samdu will be the last village before Larkya-la, in the earlier days, Larkya Bazaar near westward of Samdu, where Tibetans merchant and people from this region and as far lower Gorkha people use to trade and barter.
At Samdo enjoy the rest day with short hike and excursion exploring this interesting village with views of snow capped peaks.

Day 21: Trek to Dharamashala 4,470 m /14,665 ft - 05 hrs. walk

After a wonderful and pleasant two night stops at Samdu, walk this morning leads towards west into complete isolation of wilderness crossing icy Gyala Khola (stream), then ascending up to a ridge where you can see ruins of a village known as Larkya Bazaar.

Presumably this village once thrived on trade with Tibet over Gya La pass, a trade which at present has diminished, walk continue nearing Larkya Glacier to reach at Dharmasala or Duwang, with few tea house and lodge to serve travelers crossing the Larkya -La which lies now just ahead.

Overnight in Dharmasala with time for short walks and rest to enjoy the views before a big climb next early morning.

Day 22: Cross Larke La 5,215 m / 17, 110 ft and trek to Bhimthan 3,790 m -07 hrs. walk

A Big Day! Heading towards our final goal of the adventure and on top highest point of the trek at above 5,215 m / 17, 110 ft high, starting early morning a short climb above the lodge to reach an ablation valley on the north side of the Larke Glacier, offers magnificent views of Cho Danda and of Larke Peak. Finally, walk across moraines of a glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper in the last section to the top of the pass.
At the top of the pass festooned with Buddhist prayer flags with grand views of Himlung, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru and Annapurna II.

After a marvelous and glorious moment a long descend follows over snow and scree to reach the valley trail to Larcia. A further hour on moraine ridge path leads to Tambuche at 3,900m and with a short distance walk from here to overnight stop at Bhimthang after a long, hard satisfying day.
This is a lovely spot on a wide valley with a number of lodges and prayer Mani walls surrounded with green alpine vegetation and tall trees of rhododendron-pines and oaks.

Day 23: Trek to Tilje 2,300 m / 7,546 ft -06 hrs. walk

After a long day of previous walks to Bhimthang, today onward will be pleasant into forest of pines, rhododendron and summer pastures with occasional view of snow peaks.
From Bhimthang on crossing high pasture, descend towards Burdin Khola to the area of the base camp of western side of Manaslu. From here with excellent views of Manaslu and Annapurna II toward south west. Beyond a bridge over the headwaters of Dudh Khola, our route descend following a trail through narrow valley and into serene forest and camp on the meadows amidst the forest surrounding in perfect tranquility after 4-5 hours of easy walk to reach at Karche 2,785m.

After a break continue walk for another few hour dropping down to Marsyangdi River, and then reaching Tilje village for last overnight stop around Manaslu area.

Day 24: Trek to Tal 1,725 m / 5,659 ft -05 hrs.

From here onward into Manang district located on the junction of famous and popular Annapurna circuit and Manaslu trail, morning leads to a climb up to nice and large village at Dharapani and then on the main trail heading south towards warmer area following the Marsyangdi River downstream to reach at Tal for overnight stop.

This is the last and ending point of Manang district and beyond towards Lamjung area.

Day 25: Trek to Baundanda 1,250 m / 4,101 ft -06 hrs. walk

Walk this morning on gradual path and then dropping down to meet Marsyangdi River again to reach at Chamje village, walk continues further past another lovely village of another Jagat village, and the downhill to Syange with views of cascading waterfalls.

From here back into low and warm paddy fields areas with more farm villages as the walk climb up to reach on top of an interesting hill top at Baundanda overlooking beautiful views of the valley and rolling hills.

At Baundanda for last overnight stop of this fabulous adventure of Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking with time to explore around Hindu tribe village.

Day 26: Trek to Bhulbhule 840m / 2,755 ft 2 hrs and drive to Kathmandu -07 hrs.

Morning walk leads to a long descend to reach at Ngadi village and back to follow Marsyangdi River downstream, as the walk is pleasant through many farm fields and small villages to reach at Bhulhule where our adventurous and wonderful walk concludes with a drive back to Kathmandu via large town of Besisar, headquarter town of Lamjung.
From Besisar few hours reaches the main Kathmandu and Pokhara highway, and then continue drive back to Kathmandu following Trisuli for sometimes and then up towards Kathmandu valley rim.

From here an hour ride brings you back to your hotels with afternoon free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Day 27: Final International departure from Nepal.

Your last day in amazing Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time back home or to respective connecting destinations.
Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and great time on Manaslu & Tsum Valley Trekking.

“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”

We wish you have a wonderful time with us!

Include Exclude

Cost Includes:

  • All airport pick up drop by private vehicle
  • 03 nights twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tours with private vehicle in Kathmandu
  • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
  • Kathmandu to Arughat and Bhulbule to Kathmandu public transport(if you want both way private vehicle also available on additional cost)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, Manaslu Conservation Area Permit and Special permit for Manaslu and Tsum Valley Area
  • Twin/double shearing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
  • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
  • We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size
  • Safe drinking water and first add kid box
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets,Ti-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
  • One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after trek

Cost Exclude:

  • Nepal Visa fee (Bring accurate fee in USD and two Passport size Photo)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Diner and lunch in Kathmandu
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in city because of early arrival, late departure and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column

Equipment List

Equipment for this trip

  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We will provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag but is to be returned after the trip)
  • Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sports shoes or sandal.
  • Trekking stick.
  • Sun Hat, cap
  • Warm woolen cap.
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
  • Raincoat.
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
  • Hand gloves.
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Eye glass
  • Water bottle.
  • 4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trip)
  • Flash or Torch light.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Sun cream.


Can you provide me more information about the tea houses on this trek?
According to the location the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedroom above them. You have to use share toilet and some have hot shower facilities but some will have stand pipe. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other room is unheated. Tea houses don’t have money exchange facilities. Trekking Planner recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu. At the lower altitudes there are electricity facilities whereas as we go higher tea houses become more basic. As cooler temperature drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat or under your pillow.

Do a guides or porter carry oxygen tanks on the trek?
No, as there is enough time to acclimatize while trekking it felt there is no need for them. If someone feels the affects of altitude then there are facilities along the trek at various point and its easy to get.

How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekker’s baggage. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.

At one time how many liter of water I have to carry in the trek?
Mostly 2-3 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.

Trekking Poles are necessary while trekking. Isn’t it?
Of course, trekking poles is taken as a necessary while trekking which help to balance the walking and makes eBay to walk.

Do the bottles water available everywhere in the trek?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sell bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There are no any plastic recyclable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the tea houses.

Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odorless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 liter of water. Neutralizing tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or streams in the trek.

What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so a close watch is kept on all trekkers by the Group Leader who is trained to recognize Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If trekkers show any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimize effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows safe acclimatization
What if I get ill while on the trek?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carry down if no progress we advise travelers to take a personal kit too.

In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if its very serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek in this trek.

Would you recommend taking a Down Jacket?
The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.

Is alcohol permitted on trek?
Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude.

Before You Go

Difficulties rating of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Trekkers have to pass Larka pass so trekker should be fit to do this trekking. Maximum altitude of the trek is 5215m, so you should be careful about altitude related risk. To get rid of it please walks slowly and has more water and avoids alcoholic drinks. Please be careful of frost bit and snow blindness. You must take care of your health.

Safe drinking water on Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of environment.

Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek
Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, phone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Extra Advice for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
You may see some beautiful and sweet children and you may want to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and pens as many trekkers has feit same. But better not to do so because it encourages them to beg and ask to every trekker.
In the trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not left anything anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything outside at night.

Garbage Disposal
Use a dustbin and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage in the way where dustbin facilities are not available and conserve the environment.

Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits; normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-15 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.

Travel Insurance for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet facilities for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
All the guest houses offer hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water frozed then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilet is mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilet are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.

Tea Houses
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. Simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.

Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness is a change in a body due to high altitude, decrease in atmospheric pressure makes breathing difficult due to less oxygen. Mainly, it happens above 3300m (10,000ft). Signs and symptoms are as follows:

  • Headache/Dizziness
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • tiredness/fatigue
  • Sleepy but can’t sleep
  • Loss of Appetite

Prevention for this is to dress warmly as per weather conditions, drink and eat plenty, walk slowly and climb high sleep low. Keeping hydrated, but make sure you avoid alcohol.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?

Trekking Planner is a government licensed trekking company in Nepal. You can see photos of legal documents in about us section. We accept your booking under following terms and conditions:

  • Bookings must be done 48 hrs. in advance
  • Free Cancellation
  • No Down payment
  • No Deposit
  • Accept Cash Payment, Bank Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram, or a Credit Card.

For more information see our Terms and Conditions page.

Fixed Depature

To provide you a reasonable price, we need some number of persons into a group to minimize your cost on hotel, transportation and any other alternation in your itinerary. Departure dates available for online booking are as below where price given is per person and international flight is not included. If given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US so that Trekking Planner will happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

Trekking Planner also organizes various trips on small groups that can suit for you. We recommend you to reserve a seat for you by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.

S.No. Start Date End Date Price Status
1 29 April 2018 25 May 2018 US$1650.00 available Book Now
S.No. Start Date End Date Price Status
1 02 May 2018 28 May 2018 US$1650.00 available Book Now
2 05 May 2018 31 May 2018 US$1650.00 available Book Now
3 08 May 2018 03 June 2018 US$1650.00 available Book Now


Rated Trip
based on 1 reviews

Fantastic trek to Manaslu Tsum

Fantastic trek to Manaslu Tsum
Review Taken From TripAdvisor

Dipak was very responsive to my emails and organised things really well. He provided me with a very good guide - Dhirendra. To anybody considering going to Manaslu please go to Tsum valley too - it was wonderful. Spent 2 days at Mu Gompa and the views from the end of the valley were amazing. Thanks again Dipak

Interested in this trip? send your questions or start booking

Similar trips

Tsum Valley Trekking
Tsum Valley Trekking duration: 20 days
Lower Manaslu Trekking
Lower Manaslu Trekking duration: 13 Days
Manaslu Circuit Trekking
Manaslu Circuit Trekking duration: 22 Days

Price Start from

$ 1699.00