26 Days Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking

"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

  • All airports pick up drop by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights)
  • First aid kit box
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags for porter, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • 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.

Trip Introduction: 26 Days Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking

The 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.

Optional activates in Kathmandu before or after 26 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.

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.

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

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.

Climate and Weather in Manaslu Tsum Valley:

Climate and Weather, depending upon seasonal wise around mid-spring the weather is fine and clear with more bright sunny days. Can get colder in the late afternoon, night as well in the early morning before the sun reaches the lodge to stay overnights. The temperatures of minimum -05 degrees Celsius to a maximum of + 20 and above.

High altitude gets bright sun with strong UV, trekkers need sun-screen and sun hats.  September to early November is bright and beautiful, although the sun reaches late due to the autumn season. However, the day is fine and clear, quite windy afternoon, cold in the night and morning time.

Minimum temperatures of -10 degrees to maximum + 20 degrees, the sunlight is shorter during autumn gets dark soon by 6 p.m.

Altitude Sickness / AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):

Altitude Sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness known as AMS, normally happens to some trekkers above 3,000 m high onwards. But on this trek, where altitude gains gradually, nothing to worry as you trek each and staying overnights stops at certain altitude, helps to acclimatize. By the time reaching the highest spot on top Larke-La Pass at 5,106 m, you will be fit and well acclimatize, after visiting Tsum Valley. In case of AMS symptoms in certain cases which is normally a slight to painful headache, feeling nausea. The main symptoms are water in the lungs known as Pulmonary Edema, and Cerebral Edema called water in brain. If these symptoms takes places with severe headache the patient has to be brought down to lower area.

As well immediate evacuation by fastest means of transportation by Helicopter service to nearest best hospitals in Kathmandu.  

Travel and Medical Insurance:

Mandatory and most important that all trekkers should purchase Travel & Medical Insurance. This is for one safe precaution, where on travel to remote corners of Himalaya or anywhere in the world, one can encounter delay and interruption on daily schedule. Summarily Himalayan weather can be unpredictable even in best time of the year.

Where weather can change all of a sudden that might need to re-route the trek of delay as well cancellation in certain cases, like road block, political agitation and strikes. Where travel insurance will help and support with extra expenses if occurred. Likewise, for medical insurance a supportive measures in case of unfortunate health condition, and in need of immediate medical attention.

Where Helicopter service might require to bring the victims to safe area as well in good hospitals at Kathmandu.   

Washing and Toilet facilities-Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking:

On this trek around cold areas as well with long hours of walks, trekkers will skip washing clothes, except for few smaller inner wear. Due to time permitting and cold by the time ending the day walk, except on rest day with time for washing.  The laundry services is not available on this trekking, but can ask for warm water to do your own washing if required.

Toilets in most places around the lodge in the villages, are common with squatting facilities, some toilets like at Dharmasala and Bhim-Phedi will be very basic with common toilets with hole to squat, till you reach Tilje at the end of the trekking.

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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

                                                      Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

                                                      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
                                                      • rating star

                                                        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
                                                      • rating star

                                                        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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