Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking-25 Days

"Adventure on Remote areas of Mid-West Himalaya to Tsum valley of Happiness"
Good to Know
  • Duration 25 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5215m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Private and Group
  • Activities Trekking, Historical And Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec


  • Panoramic views of Annapurna-Lamjung-Manaslu and Ganesh Himal on this marvelous walk.
  • 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: Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking 2023/2024 -25 Days

25 Days Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking leads you to the breathtaking adventure of a lifetime experience, a great and wonderful combination of Nepal’s North Mid-Western Himalaya region within the famous Gorkha district. Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking is an adventure into a perfect wilderness in the harmony of pristine natural surrounding hidden between the massive peaks of Ganesh Himal known as Yangri and the 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 in this fabulous Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking.

Adventure at first takes you to high beautiful areas of Tsum within the ‘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 a warmer valley in Arughat village, where our marvelous walks around Manaslu and Tsum Valley begin following the glacial Buri Gandaki River upstream. The walk leads from a 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, a 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 are 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).

The 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 region vistas. The major highlight of this trek is crossing the Larke Pass, which provides stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including Manaslu, the world's eighth highest peak.

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 in western Nepal. You will pass through lush forests, towering mountains, and 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 licenses 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) make 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 averaging 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 is 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 a 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 body 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 vital 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 the 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 the 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 25 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, your 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 seasons, 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 mornings and nighttime can expect snow sometimes 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 the walk takes you 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 payments.
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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.

  • AccommodationHotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel
  • Mealswelcome Dinner

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu international airport, a representative from Trekking Planner Nepal will be standing prior at the airport with your name board. Just as you come outside from the airport our representative will assist you with the luggage and take you on an urban drive towards your hotel in the hub of city. Upon arrival the staff will help you with check in after which you can have some rest. We will have some briefing regarding the Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking along with authentic traditional welcome dinner in Thamel. You can get some glimpses of Nepali culture and Traditions. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationHotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

Morning after breakfast 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 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, you will spend your day around these areas. 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. Monkey temple enables visitors with a 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 is influenced by 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. Lunch is at any place of interest where you can get taste of Nepalese local cuisines and recipes.

After an interesting tour, spend the afternoon to relax and prepare for Manaslu & Tsum Valley Trekking with early morning overland drive to Gorkha area. Dinner is served in accommodation or place of interest. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time930 m / 3,051 ft

Morning after breakfast, our representative will transfer you on a scenic drive towards Mid-West on Nepal’s busy and main highway. As the journey leads from urban region to lower warmer mid hills, visitors past various farm villages and towns with views of snowcapped peaks. The drive takes about 7-8 hours where visitors also witness waterfalls, Trishuli River and Budi Gandaki River along the route. The roadway is fair with some parts being bumpy. Lunch is served along the route where favorable.

On the way you will witness the famous waterfall named Nauli Jharana. After a quick snap at Nauli Jharana, continue walking along the river side of Budigandaki passing along short settlements like Khursani Bari, Labu besi until reaching Machha Khola. Upon reaching Machha Khola pass the first check post for Manaslu Conservation Area where all the logistics is handled by the guide provided by Nepal Trekking Planner. After that settle in an accommodation place and have rest until dinner is served.

After dinner prepare for next day and have good night sleep. Stay overnight in Maccha Khola.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,070m/ 3,510ft

Start the day with fulfilling breakfast. Begin the trek form Maccha khola to Dobhan via Tatopani. The trek takes about 6 hours where the trail is in good condition without being steep. Various waterfalls can be seen along the way. This section of the route contains natural hot spring (tatopani) which is used by various travellers in this region for rejuvenation. You can enjoy this place free of cost but it’s necessary to respect the region and use the place with ecofriendly and disciplined intention.  After that, continue to hike towards Dobhan. Upon reaching Dobhan ( means meeting point of two rivers) you can rest and immerse in the Gurung settlement. Try out local cuisines and understand the local way of life around the area. Dinner is served at the accommodation place. Stay overnight at Dobhan.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,570 m / 5,151 ft

Begin with a heartly breakfast in the morning. Today trek is up to Philim which takes about 6 hours from Dobhan. The In the morning, take a walk across a wide gravel bed towards Lauri. Then, cross a suspension bridge that leads to a climb along a high path. Descend into an open valley known as Yara Khola, and the journey continues for another hour to reach the village of Jagat. Jagat is a fair size village after Arughat; people around here are of mixed race Magar, Chettris, Brahman, Bhotiya’s (Tibetan looking tribes) and some few Newar merchant and shopkeepers. There is a small stop at Jagat for another MCAP checkpost. License and permits are thoroughly checked here. The trail from Jagat descends to a long series of stone steps to a river. From here the path climbs a terraced hillside to Salleri, overlooking distance view of Siringi 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, and a lot of Marijuana plants along the route. Prior to reaching yara bridge can be seen and suspension bridge is crossed. Afterwards, mule carrying supplies first start to appear. 

Rest in the teahouse upon reaching Philim. Dinner is served at accommodation place and stay overnight at Philim. 

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2,240 m / 7,349 ft

Get up for an early morning breakfast at the accommodation place. Begin the trek towards Lokpa from Philim. Lunch is served at Ekle bhatti (approx.1600m/5249.344ft) which is about 2 hours distance from Philim. During this trek pass along the pine forest for upto 2-2.5 hours from Ekle Bhatti  until reaching Lokpa. Lokpa marks as the first village of Tsum valley. There are only 2-3 settlements which are established only for tourists. So the main purpose of these houses is business. Rest at the accommodation place at Lokpa. Dinner is served here and stay overnight at Lokpa.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2,386 m / 7,828 ft

Wake up for a fulfilling breakfast at Lokpa. Begin the trek upto Chumling which lasts for about 6 hour. The path starts inside dense pine forest. During spring National flower of Nepal, Rhododendron can be seen. Cross the Sarti gorge, rock fall and siyar khola bridge to reach chumling. Lunch is done along the way. En route you will pass through three suspension bridges to reach Chumling. Upon reaching Chumling settle in an accommodation place where dinner is served. Stay overnight in Chumling.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,361 m / 11,027 ft

Begin the day with a fulfilling breakfast at Chumling and head onto the trek. Today’s trek is upto Chhokangpro which is about 6 hours walk. This section is especially known as the Tsum Valley Trek. We go past Tanju's water-powered prayer wheel and proceed into a deep pine forest rich with biodiversity. We then move high above Syar Khola until we reach Domje(2,460m/). From domje the uphill hike towards Chhokangparo continues.Chhokangparo is the biggest village in Tsum valley which is predominant by Lama Culture. You can have a good view of Buddha Himal and Siringi Himal from this location. Visitors can see the terraced potato farming method. Chhokangparoo is very close to Tibetian Market and is also a way to Geshe Lama Konchog retreat Cave and Galdang Gumba. Dinner is served at accommodation place. Stay overnight at Chhokangparo.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,361 m / 11,027 ft

Start the day with breakfast and head towards the trail.The walk for today is upto Nele via Rachen Gompa. The time from Chhokangparo to Nele is about 5 hours. Rachen Gumba is the biggest Gumba in Tsum Valley. Ranchen Gumba is for Nun which means only women are present in the gumba for worshipping. There are around 200 nuns and among them the oldest nun gives blessing and teaches the young ones according to culture. Ranchen Gompa is also the way towards Milarepa cave which is covered by iron prayer flags and Sarpu stupa along the route. After visiting the gumba head onwards to Nele: a small village famous for its quality and tasty potatoes. The settlements in the village consist of animal shelters on the ground floor and human housing on the upper level of the same house. Rest in the accommodation place, have dinner and stay overnight at Nele.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,700 m / 12,139 ft

The day begins with local breakfast at the accommodation place. The trek today heads towards Mu Gompa from Nele. The trek is for around four hours with lunch stop at Chho Syong. Afterwards, the journey leads to our first main destination at Mu Gompa. We will reach the highest point around Mu Gompa in the first section of our adventure. As our walk continues, we'll climb through arid terrain, which offers views of high peaks along the way to Mu Gompa for an overnight stop. Mu Gompa is for male monks only but trekkers can sleep inside the monastery. People around the area go for Yarshagumba hunting. At Mu Gompa, you'll have a free afternoon to explore the unexplored areas around the high valley of Tsum. This region boasts traditional villages and an intriguing old Mu Gompa featuring ancient antique idols, scrolls, statues, and relics. This is one of the most important monasteries in the Tsum and Manaslu area.

The village of Upper Tsum is located on the route to the Tibet border, which is rarely frequented by foreign trekkers and adventurers. Here, you can enjoy the scenery and immerse yourself in the local culture amidst pristine natural surroundings.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,031 m / 9,944 ft

After an interesting and marvelous time at Mu Gompa proceed for breakfast. Now, 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. Lunch is served at Rachen Gompa. With wonderful visit of the monastery in the harmony of snowcapped peaks heading downhill to overnight stop at Chhokangparo. Dinner is served at accommodation place.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2,240 m / 7,349 ft

After breakfast retrace the steps towards Lokpa. The day is about 6 hours walk from Chhokangparo which ultimately joins the Manaslu trail. As the walk follows same path all the way to Lokpa, move along the path of Budigandaki River. Trail through lush green forests and capture stunning photographs along the way. Upon reaching Lokpa, stay at the accommodation place, rest and have dinner. Stay overnight at Lokpa.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,990 m / 6,529 ft

After breakfast leave the Tsum route and join the Manaslu trail. The path alternates between uphill and downhill sections. In some areas, the trail is carved into sheer cliff walls, creating a dramatic landscape. After this challenging portion, the path's condition improves as you approach Deng village. The architecture and terrain undergo a significant transformation, adopting a more Tibetan-like appearance from this point onwards. After a few hours of pleasant walking, you'll reach Bihi Phedi for your overnight stop. The people in this area share the same Tibetan origin and have a rich ancient culture. Bihi Phedi has a lot of unmarried women due to shortage of Men as major populations of Men usually go abroad for employment. Bihi Phedi is also the only place to get the signal for phone.

The villagers in this region primarily cultivate staple crops such as buckwheat, wheat, barley, and potatoes. Additionally, due to the increasing popularity of trekking in the area, they also grow vegetables like spinach, carrots, and cabbages.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2,630 m / 8,629 ft

After breakfast, the trek continues towards Namrung which takes about 5 hours. You can witness apple garden, farms and products of apple in Namrung. There are several tea house options in Namrung with cozy and well equipped layover place. This means most of the settlements are for personal use while some of them are totally for business.  The lunch spot is located at Ghap which takes about 2-2.5 hours from Bihiphedi. The path from Ghap to Namrung contains rocky terrains, traditional typical local Gurung and Sherpa villages. Barley and potato field can be seen which is cultivated for only one season. Upon reaching Namrung, settle in an accommodation place. Try local dish and apple wine, pie and other apple products during dinner. Stay overnight at Namrung.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,180 m /10,433 ft

The day begins with a fine breakfast. In this section we pass through several small villages like Lee, Sho and ultimately reaching Lho. Lee is a small village with Sherpa inhabitants. You can see local Sherpa customs and traditions here. Similarly moving past Lho for after an about 30 minutes we reach another village named Sho. Sho is also a Sherpa village. The Sherpas spend their livelihood by collecting firewood and yak dung in order to prepare for winter. After moving past Sho we walk for 40 mints to reach Lho. Lho is famous for potato production and maize and barley fields. There is also a monastery known as Lho monastery where rituals of Sherpa culture are practiced. Lho is also famous for getting the first view of Manaslu. We can even witness Yak ploughing the agricultural fields if lucky. Have dinner at the teahouse in Lho and spend overnight.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,530 m / 11,581 ft

The trek begins after breakfast. Today’s journey is up to Samagoan. The distinct stop before reaching samagaon is Shyala which takes about 2 hours from Lho. Shyala is the finest place for 360 view of Manaslu. The best view of Manaslu, Himalchuli and Naike peak is seen from Shyala. After a short walk from Shyala we can even reach to Pungen gumba. This Gumba provides close view of Manaslu and is suitable for meditation and relaxation. Upon returning the walk takes around 1.30-2 hours to return to Samagaon. Samagaon is a big village particularly suitable for acclimatization. The famous lake (birendra lake), small monastery and Tibetian library is located here which can be a side trip during acclimatization day. Samagaon is also the entry point for Manaslu Base Camp. You can enjoy local dinner with Yak milk and dairy products during the overnight stay.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,690 m / 12,106 ft

Begin the day with breakfast at accommodation place in Samagoun.Today we trek back to Smado from Samagoun which takes about 4 hours walk. The trail now is mostly flat and you can have a close view of Samdo peak. The locals here also go for Yarshagumba hunting towards the mountain region. Samdo is also known to be the last village before Larke Pass. This place also links up Nepal with Tibet boader. Settle in accommodation place in Samdo. Enjoy lunch and dinner here. Stay overnight at Samdo.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,690 m / 12,106 ft

Today you will spend full day at Samdo for acclimatization to high altitude. Samdo is located on a terraced hillside on the opposite bank of the Budhi Gandaki. It is one of the remote and permanent villages in Nepal, characterized by its moderate size, comprising more than forty houses and a population of approximately 200 villagers who endure extremely harsh arctic conditions. Samdo marks the last village before reaching Larkya-la. In the earlier days, Larkya Bazaar was situated to the west of Samdo, where Tibetan merchants and people from this region, as well as those from the lower Gorkha region, used to engage in trade and barter.

During your stay in Samdo, take the opportunity to enjoy a well-deserved rest day. You can go on short hikes and excursions to explore this fascinating village, all while savoring views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks. Stay overnight at Samdo.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time4,470 m /14,665 ft

After breakfast head towards Dharmashala from Samdo which takes about 5 hours. The uphill route increases the altitude of 600m.Upon reaching Samdo, the accommodation can be in either teahouse (only three/shared rooms/limited facility) or tent (camping) depending upon the tourist’s number in the area. This place is remote so the facilities here are pretty basic. Also, due to heavy wind and super cold weather the sleep is rather ahead. This place is suitable for photography. Dinner is at camp, or teahouse. Stay overnight at Dharmashala.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time5,215 m / 17, 110 ft

Start with an early preparation and move at around 4’o clock in the morning towards Larke Pass. This takes about 5 hours from Dharmashala. Larke pass is an ice lake formed from Larke Peak. We will walk along snow trails which are very steep and the region is very windy. At the viewpoint of Larke Pass, we can see viewpoint of Larke peak and Punker Mountain. Afterwards we descent towards phedi at around 2 hours and further towards Bhimthan which is another 2 hours. Bhimthan is a place from which mountains of Manang region can be seen. It is a great place for photography and some greeny can be seen. Mountain range like Annapurna South which is behind the Larke Pass can be seen from Bhimthan. Dinner is served at Bhimthan. Stay overnight.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2,300 m / 7,546 ft

Have a fulfilling breakfast at Bhimthan and continue the trek towards Tilje. The walk to Tilje takes 6 hours from Bhimthan. The trail is a steep down along Dudhkhola. We can see small hydropowers under construction along the way until reaching Chaulikharka which takes 2 hours. Chaulikahrka is a small teahouse stop. After moving past Chaulikharka for about 1 hour 15 minutes, we move towards Surtikhola. Lunch is served at Surtikhola. Moving past Sutikhola for about an hour, the roads now appear to be well established which ultimately connect to Goa. Goa is a beautiful Gurung village with rocky mountain landscape. After walking for about an hour we finally reach to Tije. Suspension bridge, old traditional house and some cave can be seen in Tilje. Dinner is served at accommodation place in Tilje. Stay overnight at Tilje.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,725 m / 5,659 ft

After breakfast, continue a 5 hours trek towards Tal. The morning will begin with a climb up to the pleasant and sizable settlement of Dharapani, located at the junction of the famed and popular Annapurna Circuit and Manaslu path. Following the Marsyangdi River downstream from Dharapani, you will continue on the main trail heading south towards a warmer location.Lunch is served at Kharte. Moving downward for 2 hours we finally reach tal. Tal is a small village with Thatch house. There is also safe drinking water station located near the village. ACAP checkpost can be found in this place. Upon reaching Tal, settle in the accommodation place, take rest have dinner and stay overnight.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,250 m / 4,101 ft

After breakfast, you'll begin your hike on a moderate path, finally descending to meet the Marsyangdi River again and arriving in Chamje hamlet. The trip will continue, passing through the lovely village of Jagat where lunch is served. Continue downhill, taking in sights of flowing waterfalls along the route. As you continue, you'll pass through more farm settlements and enter low and warm paddy field areas. You'll finally travel to the top of an impressive hill at Baundanda, which gives stunning views of the valley and hilly terrain. Baundanda will be your final overnight stay on this fantastic Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking excursion. Take some time to explore this Hindu ethnic community and make the most of your final day on this fantastic adventure. Dinner and overnight stay is at Baundadha.

  • AccommodationHotel moonlight/ Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Farewell Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time840m / 2,755 ft

After breakfast in the morning, you'll continue your descend to Ngadi village. You'll then follow the Marsyangdi River downstream, enjoying the scenery as you travel through farm fields and little settlements. Your journey will eventually bring you to Bhulhule, where this exciting and amazing expedition will come to an end.You'll return to Kathmandu via the huge town of Besisar, which acts as the administrative center for the Lamjung district. After a few hours, you'll reach the major Kathmandu-Pokhara highway and return to Kathmandu, following the Trisuli River for a while before ascending to the Kathmandu valley rim. Lunch is served along the Kathmandu Pokhara highway where suitable.

You'll return to your hotels around an hour later, with the afternoon open for personal activities. Dinner is at place of your own choice in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

    Trekking Planner Nepal will make all the preparations to take you to the international airport so you may fly home today. Our staff will assist you in making the required farewell arrangements. Trekking Planner Nepal will handle all of the assistance and logistics required to ensure a smooth and stress-free departure. As they prepare to leave Nepal, the passengers will definitely bring with them memories, souvenirs, and experiences from this incredible voyage. Our group is looking forward to having them back in the future. For the time being, we wish you well and safe travels.

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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.
    Departure Dates
    • 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.
    • If the given date is not appropriate for you, please get in touch with US (Call/email now for a private trip,, Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp, WeChat, and Viber) so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.
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    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.
    • ATMs are not available along the Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking route. It's recommended to carry enough Nepalese rupees to cover your expenses during the trek.

    • The Tsum Valley is culturally significant, and the trek provides a unique opportunity to experience the rich culture, traditions, and hospitality of the local Tibetan-influenced communities. The valley is home to several ancient monasteries, chortens, and mani walls, making it a spiritually significant area.


    • No, the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek requires a registered guide, and you must be part of a group of at least two members. Additionally, you need special trekking permits to enter the restricted areas.

    • In case of an emergency, your trekking guide will arrange for necessary assistance and evacuation. Helicopter evacuation to Kathmandu or the nearest medical facility can be arranged if required.

    • There is mobile network coverage in some parts of the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek route. However, the signal may be intermittent and weak in more remote areas.


    • Yes, there are side trips available along the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek, such as visiting the sacred Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa, exploring the beautiful Nubri Valley, and experiencing the unique culture and traditions of the local people.


    • Acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness. The trekking itinerary usually includes rest days at specific points to allow your body to adjust to higher altitudes.

    • Altitude sickness is a concern on the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek, especially when crossing high-altitude passes. Proper acclimatization, staying hydrated, and ascending gradually are essential to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.

    • Medical facilities are limited along the Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking route. Basic medical aid may be available in some villages, but for serious medical issues, trekkers are usually evacuated to Kathmandu for proper treatment.

    • It is not safe to drink tap water during the trek. It's recommended to drink boiled or purified water. You can either buy bottled water or use water purification tablets or filters.

    • Teahouses and lodges on the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek route offer a variety of meals, including Nepali and Tibetan dishes, as well as international cuisine like pasta, noodles, and soups.

    • Wi-Fi facilities are limited along the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek route. Some teahouses may offer Wi-Fi, but the connection can be slow and unreliable due to the remote location.

    • Most teahouses and lodges along the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek offer charging facilities for electronic devices. However, charging may come with an extra cost, so it's a good idea to carry spare batteries or power banks.

    • The Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is a combination of two stunning trekking routes in Nepal. It takes you through the remote and culturally rich Tsum Valley and then around the majestic Manaslu mountain, offering a unique and diverse trekking experience.

    • Some essential items to pack for the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek include trekking boots, warm clothing (including down jacket and thermal layers), a sleeping bag, trekking poles, a backpack, a first aid kit, and personal toiletries. Don't forget to pack a good camera to capture the stunning landscapes.

    • Camping is possible during the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek, but it's less common due to the availability of teahouses along the route.

    • Accommodation along the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is in teahouses or lodges. These lodges provide basic facilities, including twin-sharing rooms with beds and blankets. Please note that the accommodation facilities may be more basic in the remote areas.

    • The Manaslu Tsum Valley trek usually starts from Soti Khola or Arughat. To reach these places, you can take a long scenic drive from Kathmandu.

    • There are no specific age restrictions for the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek, but trekkers should be in good health, reasonably fit, and capable of walking for several hours daily.

    • The highest point of the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is the Larkya La Pass, standing at an altitude of 5,135 meters (16,847 feet).

    • The Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is considered a challenging trek due to its remote location and high-altitude passes. It requires good physical fitness, previous trekking experience, and proper acclimatization.


    • Yes, hiring a registered guide is mandatory for the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek. Additionally, you must be part of a group of at least two members, and you need a special trekking permit to enter the restricted areas.

    • Trekkers will need three permits for the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek: the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit (MCAP), the Tsum Valley Restricted Permit, and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). These permits can be obtained through a registered trekking agency in Kathmandu.

    • The best time to do the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. These months offer favorable weather and clear views of the mountains.

    • The Manaslu Tsum Valley trek typically takes around 26 days to complete, including trekking days and acclimatization days.

    • The Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is located in the northern Gorkha district of Nepal, bordering Tibet.


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      Amazing Manaslu trek!

      Such an amazing trip! Trip of a lifetime and we cannot wait to go back. Nirmal and Sunil, our guide and porter were so lovely and knowledgeable. They were the only guides with an O2 meter so we felt very safe with them. They allowed us to go at our own pace and went out of their way to ensure that we saw everything that we wanted to. Can’t wait to go back.

      Travel46063841813Canada,Nov 04, 2023
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      Incredible experience on the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek

      I recently completed the Manaslu and Tsum Valley trek with Trekking Planner and I can honestly say that it was one of the best decisions I made. I’m a 22-year old female student and I decided to go on my own. From the beginning on it was very easy to communicate and get any information from Dipak, who was always very professional and helpful. He answered all my questions, gave me some advice and was always very honest with me. Everyone I met at the agency was very kind and welcoming. During the trek I had an absolutely incredible time. My guide Shusil and the porter Thoman both did an amazing job and were such a nice company. I always felt safe, had a lot of time for myself but never felt alone. We really adapted the trek to my pace and needs, and Shusil was always ready to help me, especially when we had to modify the itinerary when I got sick. We had a lot of fun and it really felt like a little family for these two weeks. I’m truly grateful for everyone in the agency for this unforgettable experience. Thank you so much for everything!

      Maya GummGermany,Jun 10, 2023
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