Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking-20 Days

"Adventure on Remote areas of Mid-West Himalaya to Tsum valley of Happiness"
Good to Know
  • Duration 26 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5215m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Private and Group
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec


  • 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.

An advantage  of booking trip with Trekking Planner Nepal.

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Trip Introduction: 20 Days Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking.

26 Days Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking leads you to the breathtaking adventure of a lifetime 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 a 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 the 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 warmer valley in Arughat village, where our marvelous walks around Manaslu and Tsum Valley begins following the glacial Buri Gandaki River upstream. The 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 the 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 Buri Gandaki 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 a sweeping panorama of snow clad high peaks. The walk follows through a beautiful alpine woodland of tall rhododendron-pines-oaks and fir tree lines past interesting villages of Namrung-Lho and towards Samagaon, where tree lines decline 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 lead towards more dry and arid landscapes at Larke Phedi (bottom).

Adventure leads to a scenic and steep climb to reach 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 an exciting drive back to Kathmandu after a glorious and memorable journey around Nepal North Mid West Himalaya.

Why Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking?

The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking is a challenging yet satisfying journey that takes you through some of the most beautiful and inaccessible regions of Nepal. The walk begins in Arughat and continues through the Manaslu Conservation Area, passing through traditional Gurung communities, lush forests, and magnificent mountainous regions vistas. The major highlight of this trek is crossing the Larke Pass, which provides stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including Manaslu, the eighth highest peak of the world.

There are numerous reasons to think about trekking in the Manaslu Tsum Valley. Here are a few examples:

  • Stunning Beauty: The Manaslu Tsum Valley has some of the most magnificent and eye catching scenery of the western Nepal. You will passes through lush forests, across towering mountains, and across high passes. The scenery is truly magnificent. You will capture some of the beautiful mountains on the trail such as Mount Manaslu (8,163 m) - The eighth highest mountain in the worldHimlung Himal (7,165 m), Cheo Himal (7,008 m), Kangguru Himal (6,981 m), Annapurna II (8,091 m), Dhaulagiri I (8,167 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), Ganesh Himal (7,429 m), Hiunchuli (6,812 m), Ngadi Chuli (7,879 m), Larkye Peak (6,930 m).
  • Cultural Immersion: The Manaslu Tsum Valley has a distinct culture that combines Tibetan and Nepali customs. You might also get the opportunity to learn about the local monasteries, villages, and festivals and about the local culture.
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path Adventure: The Manaslu Trekking route is considered a remote and off-the-beaten-path adventure. With fewer tea houses and limited services along the path, it provides a sense of wilderness and exploration. This caters to people looking for a more realistic and difficult trekking experience.
  • Mount Manaslu: The main reason why Manaslu exists is the Manaslu Himal itself. The Manaslu is the world's eighth-highest peak. The trek provides you with incredible panoramas of the mountain and a sense of achievement.

Overall, the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking Route provides a distinct blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and adventure, making it an appealing option for all trekkers seeking a unique and off-the-beaten-path experience.

Special Permits required for Manaslu Tsum Valley trek.

The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trip requires specific permits. The licences are granted by the Nepalese government to regulate and manage tourism in restricted zones. The following permits are required for the trek:

What is the best season for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking?

Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the finest seasons for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking. Here are some reasons why these seasons are recommended:

  • Spring (March to May): This is one of the ideal periods for the trek. The weather is often consistent, with clear skies, mild temperatures, and rhododendron woods blooming along the trail, bringing vibrant colors to the environment. The days are longer, allowing you more daylight for trekking, and the views of the snow-capped mountains are usually spectacular.
  • Autumn (September to November): Another popular season for the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is autumn. The weather remains dry and clear, making it excellent for trekking. The weather is mild and pleasant, and visibility is superb, providing stunning vistas of the neighboring peaks. The autumn season also corresponds with the region's harvest season, allowing an opportunity to observe traditional agricultural techniques.

However, significant rains during the Monsoon Season (June to August) makes the walk treacherous and less enjoyable. Winter is cold, especially at higher elevations, and the Larke La Pass may be closed owing to heavy snowfall.

Climate and Weather of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking.

Spring (March to May)

  • Temperature: Temperatures in the lower sections range from mild to warm during the spring, with daytime temperatures average approximately 15-20°C (59-68°F). However, temperatures at higher elevations can still be frigid, especially in the early mornings and evenings.
  • Precipitation: Spring is often a dry season with little precipitation. However, small rains or drizzles are possible, especially in April and May. It is a good idea to have rain gear on hand and to be prepared for unforeseen weather changes.
  • Visibility: In the mornings and early afternoons, the skies are frequently clear, allowing for superb visibility of the surrounding mountains. Clouds may begin to form in the late afternoon, although visibility remains decent.

Summer/Monsoon Season (June to August)

  • Temperature: Summer temperatures in the lower parts can range from 20-30°C (68-86°F). Temperatures are colder at higher altitudes, and evenings can be chilly.
  • Precipitation: The monsoon season produces strong rains, especially between June and August. The trails can become muddy and treacherous, and leeches are more likely to be encountered. It is essential to be prepared with waterproof gear and to evaluate the influence on trekking conditions.
  • Visibility: Cloudy skies, fog, and limited visibility are common during the monsoon season. Mountain vistas are frequently obstructed, and trekking can be difficult owing to rainy and slippery conditions.

Autumn (September to November)

  • Temperature: Temperatures in the lower parts are comfortable in autumn, with daytime temperatures ranging approximately 15-20°C (59-68°F). Temperatures steadily drop as you go to higher altitudes, and it might get colder, especially at night.
  • Precipitation: Autumn is a dry season with little rain, making for stable and clear weather conditions ideal for trekking. The trails are less muddy, and the trek is more pleasurable overall.
  • Visibility: The sky are mostly clear, with superb visibility of the mountains. During this season, the views of the snow-capped peaks are breathtaking, making it a popular period for hiking in the Manaslu Region.

Winter (December to February):

  • Temperature: Temperatures in the lower sections can be frigid during the winter, ranging from 5-10°C (41-50°F) during the day and plunging below freezing at night. It can be exceedingly chilly at higher altitudes, with temperatures considerably below freezing.
  • Precipitation: The winter season is dry with little precipitation. Snowfall, on the other hand, is common, especially at higher elevations. Due to excessive snowfall, the Larke La Pass may be closed, so verify local conditions and be prepared for difficult trekking conditions.
  • Visibility: Winter has normally bright sky, and the mountain views are breathtaking. However, due to the chilly temperatures and snow-covered routes, suitable gear and preparation are required.

Altitude and Altitude Sickness of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking.

The Manaslu Tsum Valley walk is a high-altitude walk, and you should be careful of the dangers of altitude sickness. Altitude sickness happens when the body does not receive enough oxygen at high altitudes. Altitude sickness symptoms include headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and shortness of breath, altitude sickness can be dangerous, so if you feel any symptoms, you should immediately descend to a lower height.

There are several things you can do to avoid altitude sickness, including:

  • Acclimatization: You should gradually ascend to greater elevations, giving your bodies’ time to acclimate to the decreased oxygen levels.
  • Drinking Plenty of Fluids: Staying hydrated is essential especially at high elevations.
  • Avoiding Alcohol and Smoking: Both can aggravate the symptoms of altitude sickness.

If you experience any signs of altitude sickness, you should quickly descend to a lower altitude. Reduce your altitude till your symptoms improve. Seek medical assistance if your symptoms persist or worsen.

Here are some more precautions to take to avoid altitude sickness:

  • Get in shape before leaving. The more fit you are, the better your body will adapt to the altitude.
  • Allow yourself plenty of time. Don't be in a hurry. Give yourself plenty of time to adjust to the altitude.
  • Pay attention to your body. Take a break if you are exhausted. Don't overwork yourself.
  • Identify the symptoms of altitude sickness. If you notice any of these symptoms, immediately descend to a lower altitude.
  • You may avoid altitude sickness and have a safe and pleasurable trip in Manaslu Tsum Valley by following these suggestions.

Travel Insurance for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking.

Travel insurance is essential for any trip, but it is particularly important for Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking. The walk is at a high altitude, and there are several risks involved, including altitude sickness, injuries, and even death. Medical expenditures, evacuation, and other unexpected situations can all be covered by travel insurance.

There are several travel insurance firms that provide covers for trekking in Manaslu Tsum Valley. When selecting a policy, it is important to analyze the various possibilities and ensure that you are covered for all potential hazards. Consider the following factors while selecting a policy:

  • The cost of the policy.
  • The level of coverage.
  • The deductible.
  • The exclusions of policy.
  • The policy claiming process.

It is also a good idea to read the policy carefully before you purchase it to make sure that you understand what is covered and what is not.

Some of the advantages of obtaining travel insurance for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking are as follows:

  • Medical Expenses: Medical expenses such as doctor's appointments, hospital stays, and prescription medications can be covered by travel insurance.
  • Evacuation: If you become ill or injured and need to be taken to a hospital or medical facility, travel insurance can help cover the expense of evacuation.
  • Vacation Cancellation or Interruption: Travel insurance can assist pay the expense of your vacation if you have to cancel or interrupt it due to illness, injury, or other unforeseeable circumstances.
  • Baggage Loss or Damage: Travel insurance can assist pay for lost or damaged luggage.
  • Personal Liability: If you are sued for personal injury or property damage while traveling, travel insurance can assist cover the expense of legal fees and damages.

You can help protect yourself from the financial hazards involved with trekking in Manaslu Tsum Valley by getting travel insurance.

Washing, Toilets and Accommodation of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking.

  • Washing Facilities: There are minimal washing facilities in most trekking lodges or tea houses along the trail. These usually have community bathrooms with running water, sinks, and bathing buckets. The availability and cleanliness of these facilities, however, can vary. Hot water for bathing may be accessible, however it is frequently limited and may be expensive.
  • Toilets: The toilets of the trek are rudimentary, and there are frequently huge lineups. Most teahouses feature squat toilets, and for an additional cost, some may have Western-style toilets. It is also a good idea to pack toilet paper.
  • Accommodation: The trek offers a variety of lodging alternatives, ranging from modest teahouses to guesthouses and hotels. The most prevalent alternative is teahouses, which provide basic accommodations with shared toilets. Private rooms with attached bathrooms are more expensive in guesthouses and lodges. It is crucial to reserve your accommodations ahead of time, especially during peak season (March-May and September-November).

Here are some extra suggestions for washing, restrooms, and lodging on the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek:

  • Bring along a little towel and soap.
  • Sometimes queues at the restrooms.
  • Bring some toilet paper.
  • Book your accommodations ahead of time, especially during high season.

Why choose Trekking Planner Nepal for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking?

Trekking Planner Nepal is a legally registered trekking agency operated by well-experienced and well-trained personnel for the past two decades. Here are some reasons why you should choose Trekking Planner Nepal for your Manaslu Tsum Valley trek:

  • Experience: Trekking Planner Nepal has been planning treks in Nepal for more than 20 years. We have a staff of professional guides and porters that can assist you in planning and carrying out your trek in a safe and simple manner.
  • Expertise: Trekking Planner Nepal has extensive knowledge of the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek. We can advise you on the best route based on your fitness level and interests.
  • Flexibility:  Trekking Planner Nepal is flexible and can tailor a trek to your individual requirements. We can organize private transportation, lodging, and food.
  • Value: Trekking Planner Nepal provides exceptional value for money. Our costs are reasonable, and they provide a number of discounts and bundles.
  • Trekking Planner Nepal is the ideal option for you if you want a safe, pleasurable, and inexpensive trek.

Here are some extra advantages to using Trekking Planner Nepal:

  • Peace of mind: Trekking Planner Nepal handles all of the logistics of your trek, allowing you to rest and enjoy the experience.
  • Trekking Planner Nepal is always accessible to answer any inquiries or address any concerns you may have.
  • Trekking Planner Nepal is a family-owned and run company. They treat their customers like friends and are always eager to assist you in having a pleasant experience.

Optional Activates in Kathmandu Before or After 20 Days Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking.

We do have the best alternatives to choose from during your spare time within the scheduled time frame. It provides you with one of the best opportunities for you to unite with nature, traditional way of life and age old culture. Besides getting an insight into the Himalayan dwellers you can indulge in various activities. You get to visit; an old age home, ethnic cooking classes, attend a yoga session ,be at the orphanage or a community school. An exciting option to get a different perspective and a refreshing experience while trekking in Nepal.

Best Season for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking.

The best seasons for this wonderful adventure from mid-spring and autumn times. From April to May and September to the first week of November months. April and May lively season, days are clear for views and walks but can get colder by late afternoon till night and morning times. The next best season is September to early November, days are bright with crystal clear blue sky. However, colder morning and nighttime can expect snow some times during the walk to Tsum and around Manaslu Valleys.

Local Culture and Religions-Manaslu Tsum Valley area.

From Machha-Khola to Jagat village of mixed tribes of hill people a blend of both Hindu and Buddhism religions as well with fascinating cultures. As trek leads higher from Deng onwards entering into Buddhism Religion and colorful culture, similar to its Tibetan predecessor, as the native of Tsum and Manaslu valley descended from across the border from Tibet. Where walk takes you to around religious stone walls and spinning wheels and visiting impressive monasteries.

Important Note.

  • Trip departures are available every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip per your need, please contact us.
  • This trip is available on both Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or with your family.
  • Have a big group? We can accommodate all of your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • We accept instant bookings and online payment.

Outline Itinerary-Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,350 m / 4,430 ft and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Full day in Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 3: Drive to Soti Khola (730 m/2,395 ft) via Arughat (570m/1870ft) 7-8 hrs drive
Day 4: Trek to Machha Khola (930 m / 3,051 ft0 - 06 hrs. walk
Day 5: Trek to Dobhan (1,070 m / 3,510 ft) via Tatopani (Hot Spring) - 06 hrs. walk
Day 6: Trek to Philim (1,570 m / 5,151 ft) 06 hrs. walk
Day 7: Trek to Lokpa (2,240 m / 7,349 ft) - 05 hrs. walk
Day 8: Trek to Chumling (2,386 m / 7,828 ft) - 06 hrs. walk
Day 9: Trek to Chhokangparo (3,031 m / 9,944 ft) - 06 hrs. walk
Day 10: Trek to Nele (3,361 m / 11,027 ft) via Rachen Gompa -05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Mu Gompa (3,700 m / 12,139 ft) -04 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Chhokangparo (3,031 m / 9,944 ft) -06 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Lokpa (2,240 m / 7,349 ft) -06 hrs. walk
Day 14: Trek to Bihi Phedi (1,990 m / 6,529 ft) -06 hrs. walk
Day 15: Trek to Namrung (2,630 m / 8,629 ft) - 05 hrs. walk
Day 16: Trek to Lho (3,180 m /10,433 ft) -05 hrs. walk
Day 17: Trek to Samagaon (3,530 m / 11,581 ft) -05 hrs. walk
Day 18: Trek to Samdo (3,690 m / 12,106 ft) - 04 hrs.walk
Day 19: At Samdo rest day for acclimatization and local excursion.
Day 20: Trek to Dharamashala (4,470 m /14,665 ft) - 05 hrs. walk
Day 21: Cross Larke La (5,215 m / 17, 110 ft) and trek to Bhimthan (3,790 m) -07 hrs. walk
Day 22: Trek to Tilje (2,300 m / 7,546 ft) -06 hrs. walk
Day 23: Trek to Tal (1,725 m / 5,659 ft) -05 hrs.
Day 24: Trek to Baundanda (1,250 m / 4,101 ft) -06 hrs. walk
Day 25: Trek to Bhulbhule 840m / 2,755 ft 2 hrs and drive to Kathmandu -07 hrs.
Day 26: Final International departure from Nepal.

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26 Days Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking provided with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities, etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if it needs to be changed in case of weather, landslides, and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decide holding full authority for Trekking Planner Treks and Expeditions.

    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.
    Included accommodation on BB in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (welcome Dinner)

      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.
      Included accommodation on BB in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

        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 Soti Khola 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.
        Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

          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.
          Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

            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.
            Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

              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.
              Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                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.
                Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                  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.
                  Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                    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.
                    Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                      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.
                      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                        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.
                        Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                          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.
                          Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                            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.
                            Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                              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.
                              Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                                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.
                                Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                                  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.
                                  Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                                    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.
                                    Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                                      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.
                                      Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                                        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.
                                        Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                                          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.
                                          Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                                            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.
                                            Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                                              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.
                                              Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                                                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.
                                                Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                                                  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.
                                                  Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

                                                    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.
                                                    Included Lunch and accommodation on BB in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/ Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (Breakfast )

                                                      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.
                                                      Included standard meals (Breakfast ) and Tea/Coffee

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                                                      What's Included
                                                      •  All airport pick up drop by private vehicle.
                                                      •  Twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation with breakfast at three star hotel in Kathmandu.
                                                      •  Guided sightseeing tours with private vehicle in Kathmandu, entrance fees.
                                                      •  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 best available lodge 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.
                                                      •  Safe drinking water.
                                                      •  Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant.
                                                      •  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.
                                                      •  One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after trek.
                                                      •  All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
                                                      What's Excluded
                                                      • Your Nepal Visa fees .
                                                      • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu.
                                                      • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
                                                      • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
                                                      • In case of extra more nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary.
                                                      • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
                                                      • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
                                                      • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control.
                                                      Essential Info

                                                      Suggested Equipment List.

                                                      • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip).
                                                      • Day pack.
                                                      • Trekking shoes.
                                                      • Sports shoes or sandals.
                                                      • Sun Hat/cap.
                                                      • Warm woolen cap.
                                                      • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket.
                                                      • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer.
                                                      • Pullover or warm sweeter.
                                                      • Raincoat.
                                                      • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks.
                                                      • Hand gloves.
                                                      • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers.
                                                      • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
                                                      • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non cotton preferred).
                                                      • Sun glasses.
                                                      • Water bottle.
                                                      • 4 season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip).
                                                      •  Flash or Torch light.
                                                      • Camera and batteries.
                                                      Client Reviews
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                                                        Excellent Trip with an Amazing Company!

                                                        I absolutely recommend Trekking Planner! Dipak and his team are truly committed to providing their clients with an incredible experience. They covered all the details from start to finish, and ensured we had the trip of a lifetime.

                                                        Dipak was highly responsive to our emails during the planning process, responding within 24 hours (often sooner) and providing us with all the info we needed to prepare. He and Prajwal were wonderful hosts during our time in Kathmandu.

                                                        We did the Tsum Valley trek with Binod (our guide) and Uttam (our porter). They took such good care of us. Binod was a wonderful guide. We learned so much about the area and the culture while on our trek. He was funny, kind, and encouraging (he even literally held my hand when I almost panicked while crossing a particularly steep section of the trail). His positive energy and attitude were contagious, and made the trip extra special. Uttam was a fantastic porter. He was incredibly friendly and warm. The two of them truly went above and beyond for us - we loved the games that they taught us to play during our down time at the teahouses. The four of us became like a little "trekking family" during the course of our 13 days.

                                                        This is a company that truly cares. I am so grateful we chose them, and we'll definitely go with them again on our next trip to Nepal (which is hopefully sooner rather than later)!

                                                        psych101United States,Dec 20, 2019
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                                                        Walking among the clouds. Trekking Manaslu, Tsum Valley.

                                                        From the very first moment walking into the Trekking Planner office, we felt very comfortable and knew that we’d made a good choice. Dipak sat with us and we discussed what we had intended to arrange. He was very knowledgeable due to his extensive experience guiding all over Nepal. We were doing this as part of a world trip, so due to our long term travelling, and not wanting to take unneeded items, Dipak kindly allowed us to leave our excess baggage in the office for safekeeping.

                                                        We planned to do the Manaslu circuit and link up to the Annapurna circuit directly after. The plan was recommended to do the Tsum valley on the Manaslu trek to assist in acclimatisation prior to attempting the high passes. It was a fantastic recommendation as was far less busy than other sections and the scenery was magnificent from the top of the valley. We arranged to have our guide with us for the Manaslu trek (18 days) and then when we finished and prepared to leave from Dharapani for the Annapurna, we planned to continue on our own.

                                                        Our guide, Ramesh, met us at the office on the morning we left for the beginning of the trek. Ramesh was such an awesome young guide. Always cheerful, smiling and singing along the way, he was very knowledgeable on the mountain ranges and always happy to answer any questions we had. Having spent some time trekking the Tsum valley before attempting the the Larke Pass (5106m) definitely helped with our acclimatisation. The company takes this all very seriously as we were one of the few groups that had their guide monitoring the oxygen absorption and pulse of an evening to ensure we were in good physical condition to continue higher the next day.

                                                        We arranged to have the accomodation and food as a package and it worked very well for us. There wasn’t any issues with limiting food options from the menu, as we’d heard some other guides had imposed. Our food and drink orders were made well within reason, though we had some allowances made for us on occasion. Everything was very well organised and explained what the trekking plan would be for the following day.

                                                        Even though we had planned for Ramesh to return to Kathmandu as we continued on our own, he was ever helpful in giving us some fantastic information and assisting us before we parted. He has a lot of experience in his years of guiding and it was such a pleasure having him along with us, that we intend on having him guide us again when we return to Nepal to do some more trekking in the future.

                                                        Based on our personal experience, and the reviews of many other satisfied clients, we would highly recommend Dipak at Trekking Planner, and also Ramesh to guide you, to assist you in tailoring your trekking requirements in Nepal.

                                                        Shrek011Australia,Dec 10, 2018
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