Tsum Valley And Manaslu Circuit: 20 Days

"Adventure Around Gorkha remote North Mid-West Himalaya"
Good to Know
  • Duration 20 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5215.00m
  • 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

Highlights

  • Great scenic, and cultural combinations around Mid-West Himalayas.
  • Explore the remote isolated region of Tsum and the high Manaslu valleys.
  • Adventure of incredible exciting thrill around Tsum Valley of happiness.
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery from green hills to arid windswept terrain.
  • Visit old traditional villages and monasteries with a scenic Larke-La pass.

Advantage of booking Tsum Valley Manaslu Short Trek 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.
  • Our company provides sim cards for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Trip Introduction: Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit 2024-2025

Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit are excellent combinations where the adventure takes you to the remote country of Nepal in the far north of the mid-west Himalayas. The Tsum Valley Circuit short trek is an adventure of more than two weeks, where one can enjoy delightful moments.

Tsum and Manaslu Valley fall within restricted areas of the Nepal Himalayas. Only a few groups of trekkers visit this wonderful high country, which makes the adventure even more enjoyable. Tsum, the valley of happiness, comes from the old Tibetan language 'Beyul Kyimolung.' Indeed, it is a peaceful and scenic country in close harmony with the local immense culture and customs of Buddhism. Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking are both beautiful valleys located in far-remote pockets of the Gorkha district.

The adventure begins in Kathmandu, heading towards Gorkha's low, warm farm areas. The first phase of the journey leads to Tsum Valley, where the walk follows the same route as the Manaslu circuit.The climb takes you beyond the low, warm farm country to more excellent hills and Jagat village. From here onward, within the restricted region, to the Tsum and Manaslu valleys, the walk slowly leads past Deng and Lokpa. Where the Tsum Valley Route diverts from the main trail of the Manaslu Circuit, the walk leads through a lovely forest. 

As the walk progresses towards Chumling and Chokanparo, friendly villages reach the Nile, one of the largest and loveliest settlements. From the Nile onwards into barren, windswept terrain to Mu Gompa, the final destination around Tsum Valley. Mu Gompa, an old monastery with a nunnery nearby, is located behind the massive North Face of Ganesh Himal, also known as 'Yangri.'

Enjoy the tranquility of visiting the monastery of religious and cultural interest and then heading back to join the Manaslu circuit trail.

From Deng and Namrung, trekkers walk to Lo-Gaon, one of the loveliest and most scenic villages around Manaslu Valley. From this village, there are close views of majestic Mt. Manaslu and Sringi Himal within the contrast of green tree lines. After an enjoyable time at Lo-Gaon, enter the high Manaslu valley, where tree lines and lush vegetation slowly disappear.

The adventure continues into arid and barren landscapes enclosed by high snow-clad peaks, within windswept terrain on reaching Sama-Gaon. One of the largest villages around high Manaslu valley, located on route to Tibet and Manaslu Base Camp. As well as our destination towards Larke-La Pass, at Sama-Gaon with extra days for acclimatization and to explore the village. After Sama-Gaon next stop is at Samdu, which is on the main trail to the Tibet border and Larke Phedi. The last villages around Manaslu Valley within Gorkha district, before heading towards Manang area via Larke-La pass.

Finally, the adventure takes you to the bottom and the base of Larke-La Pass, a small settlement with a few small lodges. The following day, on the high path to the top of Larke-La, the highest spot of the adventure, the most challenging and longest walk of the trip was a steep climb uphill on a winding path, walking close to small glacial ponds. As the climb progresses, reaching the top of Larke-La, the pass forms the boundary between the two districts of Gorkha and Manang.

The pass offers a breathtaking panorama of snow peaks ranging from Manaslu, Ganesh Himal to Damodar, and the Annapurna Range. From Larke-La Pass slowly our adventure comes to a near end, heading downhill towards the Manang area at Bhim-Phedi/Bhimthang.

Back into lush vegetation and dense forest as the walk continues towards the lower hill villages of Tilje and Dharapani. The end of our adventurous walks, then taking a drive to Kathmandu after a great experience on Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit.

Important Note

  • This trip departure every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as 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 travelling solo or private or with family.
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  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
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Best Season for tsum valley and manaslu circuit

The best seasons for this wonderful adventure are mid-spring and autumn, from April to May and September to the first week of November. April and May are 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 skies. However, colder mornings and nighttime can expect snow sometimes during the walk to Tsum and around the Manaslu valleys.

Local Culture around manaslu circuit and tsum valley

From Machha-Khola to Jagat village, a blend of Hindu and Buddhist religions with fascinating cultures. The trek leads higher from Deng onwards, entering into the Buddhist religion and colorful culture, similar to its Tibetan predecessor, as the natives of Tsum and Manaslu valley descended from across the border from Tibet. Walking takes you around religious stone walls, spinning wheels, and impressive monasteries.

Climate and Weather around manaslu region

Depending on the season, around mid-spring, the weather is fine and clear with more bright, sunny days. It can get colder in the late afternoon and colder in the early morning before the sun reaches the lodge to stay overnight. The temperatures range from a minimum of -05 degrees Celsius to a maximum of +15 and above.

High altitude gets bright sun with solid UV; trekkers need sunscreen 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 in the afternoon, and cold at night and in the morning. Temperatures range from -10 degrees to +13 degrees. Sunlight is shorter during the autumn and gets dark by 6 p.m.

Can we get altititude sickness during this trek?

Altitude sickness (AMS) can affect some people at higher altitudes, ranging from 3,000 m. Walking slowly and drinking fluids and water can help overcome high altitude sickness or AMS. Some people can take protective measures using medicine to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS, which can lower headaches during high-altitude walks and climbs.
 
For severe cases and situations of HACE and HAPE where the victim should be brought down to safe and secure places with a medical team or doctors to attend, the fastest means is emergency evacuation by any means of immediate and quick transportation where available.
 
Around Nepal and the Himalayas, the quickest emergency evacuation utilized helicopter services to bring the victims back to Kathmandu for further treatment. For emergency evacuation, trekkers should be well insured with a good insurance policy covering all medical aspects and using helicopters or other means of transportation.
 
But on this Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek, there are fewer chances of getting high-altitude symptoms because heights are gained slowly, which helps with adaptation and reduces altitude sickness problems.

Is travel insurance required for this trek?

It is mandatory and most important that all trekkers purchase travel and medical insurance. This is one safe precaution. While traveling to remote corners of Manaslu or any Himalayan region in the world. Trekkers can encounter delays and interruptions in their daily schedule. Summarily, Himalayan weather can be unpredictable, even at the best times of the year.

Weather can change all of a sudden, so you might need to re-route the trek of delay and cancellation in certain cases, like roadblocks, political agitation, and strikes. Where travel insurance will help and support extra expenses if they occur Likewise, medical insurance provides supportive measures in case of an unfortunate health condition and the need for immediate medical attention.

Helicopter service might be required in some cases to bring the victims to safe areas as well as for treatments in other good hospitals in Kathmandu.

Washing and Toilet facilities.

Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit are cold areas with basic accommodations and facilities and involve long hours of walking.; trekkers will have to carry some extra clothes as no laundry facilities exist.

The laundry service is unavailable on this trek, but you can ask for warm water to shower in if required. Toilet papers and soaps are not placed inside the bathroom, so carrying your pairs would be beneficial. Remember to carry a small towel.

Shower facilities are available throughout the trek, and the teahouse may charge a specific price. Currently, three types of showers are available: solar rain, gas geyser, and bucket. Toilets in most places around the lodges in the villages are Western-style commodes; some toilets, like at Dharmasala and Bhim-Phedi, will be fundamental squat toilets.

NOTE: Trekking in the Manaslu region requires patience and adaptability to basic facilities, so trekkers must be mentally prepared for basic facilities.

Outline Itinerary for tsum valley manaslu short circuit trek

  • Day 1: Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.
  • Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
  • Day 3: Drive to Machha Khola
  • Day 4: Trek to Jagat
  • Day 5: Trek to Lokpa via Chisapani.
  • Day 6: Trek to Chumling via Chisapani.
  • Day 7: Trek to Chokhangparo.
  • Day 8: Trek to Mu gompa.
  • Day 9: Trek back to Chokkamparo - 07 hrs.
  • Day 10: Trek to Lokpa.
  • Day 11: Trek to Bihi Phedi.
  • Day 12: Trek to Namrung.
  • Day 13: Trek to Samagaon walk
  • Day 14: Acclimatization Day at Samagaon
  • Day 15: Trek to Samdo 
  • Day 16: Trek to Dharamshala
  • Day 17: Cross Larke La and trek to Bhimthan
  • Day 18: Trek to Tilje (2,300 m / 7,546 ft) -06 hrs. walk
  • Day 19: Trek to Dharapani drive to Kathmandu 2 hrs. Approx. 09 Hours.
  • Day 20: International departure for home ward bound.
Itinerary
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Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit 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

When you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport, a Trekking Planner Nepal representative will be waiting for you with your name board. As soon as you exit the airport, our representative will assist you with your luggage and bring you to your hotel in the city center. When you arrive, the staff will assist you with checking in, after which you can relax. We will receive a briefing about the Manaslu Tsum Valley trip, followed by an authentic Tibetan welcome meal in Thamel. You may get a taste of Nepali culture and tradition. Spend the night in Kathmandu.

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

After breakfast, depart for a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. You will spend your day in Kathmandu Valley, which is immersed with historical and religious structures, temples, and monasteries, many of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The ancient Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath, popularly known as the Monkey Temple, is noted for its unusual blend of Hinduism and Buddhism. From its premises, the Monkey Temple provides visitors with a stunning perspective of Kathmandu. We next proceed to the Boudhanath Stupa, one of the world's largest stupas, which is affected by the Tibetan community, Sherpas, and tourists who generally circle it daily.

Immerse yourself in the serene Buddhist chanting and watch pilgrims pay their respects to Lord Buddha. We will then visit the Hindu sacred pilgrimage of Pashupatinath Temple, which contains various minor temples, statues, and old relics. People discover the meaning of life by seeing an open cremation on the banks of the holy Bagmati River, receiving blessings from sadhus clad in saffron and wielding a trident, and feeling positive. Lunch is served at any location of interest where you may sample Nepalese indigenous cuisines and delicacies. 

After an exciting trip, spend the afternoon relaxing and preparing for Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking, which begins with an early morning overland journey to Gorkha. Dinner can be enjoyed in the hotel or restaurants of interest. Stay overnight at Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationTea House/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time900 m / 2,952 ft

Rise and shine to another day of exploration while enjoying a fantastic breakfast at your lodging. You'll be leaving Kathmandu today for a wonderful adventure to Machha Khola. The journey will take you on a gorgeous path through Nepal's mid-west, along the busy and colorful main highway. While there may be some bumps in the road, the overall experience will be nothing short of thrilling. Lunch will be supplied along the trip at a suitable location. Your drive continues from Soti Khola to Machha Khola, which translates as "Fish River." The famed Nyauli Jharana waterfall, its waters shimmering in the sunlight, will fascinate you along the journey.

The rejuvenating mountain air and the calming sounds of the Budigandaki River will accompany you as you resume your journey. You'll pass through delightful tiny towns like Khursani Bari and Labu Besi, where the residents will greet you heartily. Labu Besi is also an ideal location for a lovely lunch break where you can enjoy local flavors. Keep your eyes alert because you might catch sight of the wild monkeys known as langurs, a wonderful nature delight. Machha Khola is also known for being the first checkpoint for the Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP). After an exciting day of exploring, you'll be served to a delicious dinner at your Machha Khola lodging. You'll spend the night here, surrounded by the tranquil beauty of this riverfront settlement, looking forward to the activities that await you.

  • AccommodationTea House/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,340 m/4, 395 feet

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast. Today's walk takes roughly 6 hours from Maccha Khola to Jagat. You will cross a distinct spot called Dobhan which is inhabited by the Gurung community. Afterwards, take a walk across a large gravel bed towards Lauri in the morning. Then, cross a suspension bridge that leads to a steep climb. Descend into Yara Khola, an open valley, and carry on for another hour to the town of Jagat. After Arughat, Jagat is a medium-sized village with a mixed population of Magar, Chettris, Brahman, Bhotias (Tibetan-looking tribes), and a few Newar merchants and shopkeepers. At Jagat, there is a brief pause for another MCAP checkpoint. Here, licenses and permits are properly examined. Dinner is served at accommodation place and stay overnight at Jagat. 

  • AccommodationTea House/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2000 m /6561 ft

Get up early in the morning to have breakfast at your lodging. Start your journey towards Lokpa from Philim. Lunch is provided at Ekle bhatti (approx.1600m/5249.344ft), which is approximately 2 hours away from Philim. Pass through the pine forest for up to 2-2.5 hours from Ekle Bhatti to Lokpa on this journey. Lokpa is the first village in the Tsum Valley. Only 2-3 towns have been developed specifically for tourists. As a result, the primary function of these houses is commercial. Relax at the Lokpa accommodation. Dinner is served here, and you spend the night at Lokpa.

  • AccommodationTea House/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2, 386 m / 7,827 ft

Get up early for a full breakfast at Lokpa. Begin the 6-hour-long walk up to Chumling. The walk begins among a deep pine forest. Rhododendron, Nepal's national flower, can be spotted throughout the spring. To get to Chumling, go through the Sarti gorge, Rock Fall, and Siyar Khola bridge. Lunch is eaten on the road. To get to Chumling, you'll have to cross three suspension bridges. When you get to Chumling, find a place to stay where dinner is offered. Chumling is a good place to spend the night.

  • AccommodationTea House/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3, 010 m / 9,903 ft

Begin the day with a hearty breakfast in Chumling before embarking on the hike. The climb today is up to Chhokangparo, which takes about 6 hours. This stretch is particularly well-known as the Tsum Valley Trek. We walk past Tanju's water-powered prayer wheel and into a dense pine forest teeming with wildlife. Then we climb far over Syar Khola until we reach Domje (2,460m). The ascent to Chhokangparo continues from Domje. Chhokangparo is the largest settlement in Tsum Valley, and it is dominated by the Lama Culture. From here, you may get a good view of Buddha Himal and Siringi Himal. The terraced potato cultivation system is visible to visitors. Chhokangparoo is a short distance from Tibetian Market and also serves as a gateway to Geshe Lama Konchog's retreat cave and Galdang Gumba. Dinner is served at the lodging location. Spend the night in Chhokangparo.

  • AccommodationTea House/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3, 700 m / 12,139.11 ft

Begin the day with breakfast and then proceed to the trail.Today's trek is up to Nele via Rachen Gompa. It takes approximately 6 hours to travel from Chhokangparo to Mu Gompa. On the way we can see Rachen Gumba which is Tsum Valley's largest Gumba. Ranchen Gumba is for Nuns, which means that only ladies worship in the gumba. There are approximately 200 nuns, with the eldest nun blessing and teaching the younger ones according to culture. Ranchen Gompa is also the path to Milarepa Cave, which is marked by iron prayer flags and Sarpu stupa. After visiting the gumba, continue on to Nele, a small community known for its high-quality, flavorful potatoes. The villages' communities are made up of animal shelters on the ground floor and human housing on the upper level of the same house.  The hike now, lasts about four hours, with a lunch break at Chho Syong. The journey then takes us to our first major destination, Mu Gompa. In the first leg of our adventure, we will reach the highest point in the vicinity of Mu Gompa. As our journey continues, we'll ascend through parched country, with vistas of high peaks along the way to Mu Gompa, where we'll spend the night. Mu Gompa is only for male monks, however, trekkers can sleep inside. Yarshagumba hunting is popular in the surrounding area. You'll have an afternoon free at Mu Gompa to explore the undiscovered landscapes surrounding the high valley of Tsum. This region is home to traditional villages as well as an amazing old Mu Gompa filled with antique idols, scrolls, statues, and artifacts. This is a significant monastery in the Tsum and Manaslu area.

Upper Tsum is a settlement on the way to the Tibet border that is rarely visited by international trekkers and adventurers. In the middle of magnificent natural surroundings, you may enjoy the view and immerse yourself in the local culture.

  • AccommodationTea House/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3, 010 m / 9,903 ft

Proceed to breakfast after spending an informative and wonderful time at Mu Gompa. Now, our journey back to Chhokangparo begins with a visit to the impressive Rachen Gompa / monastery, which is reached by walking on nice trails with some short climbs and descents through a few small scattered farm villages of cattle herders to reach Rachen Gompa treasures historical and religious artifacts and important statues of famous Gurus with idol of Sakaymuni Buddha. Rachen Gompa serves lunch. With a lovely visit to the monastery surrounded by snowcapped hills, we continue downhill to our overnight halt at Chhokangparo. Dinner is served at the lodging location.

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

On leaving the last village of Tsum Valley at Chumling, where walk heads to reach within high Manaslu valley on route to Larke-La pass, as walk lead past scattered farm villages with climb through terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley,  to reach a rocky ridge top covered within bamboo forest area towards Eklai Bhatti means a lonely Inn.

After short rest walk to higher region within upper Manaslu, where route diverts North West to reach our overnight stop at Deng a small nice village.

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

After breakfast, abandon the Tsum path in favor of the Manaslu trail. The path alternates between ascending and descending sections. The trail is carved into sheer cliff sides in several places, producing a stunning scene. As you approach Deng village, the path's quality improves after this difficult section. From this point forward, the architecture and terrain undergo substantial transformations, taking on a more Tibetan aspect. After a few hours of enjoyable strolling, you'll arrive at Bihi Phedi for the night. This region's people are of Tibetan descent and have a rich old culture. Bihi Phedi has a large number of unmarried women due to a lack of men, as the majority of men move abroad for work. Bihi Phedi is also the only area where you can receive a phone signal.

This region's residents largely farm staple crops such as buckwheat, wheat, barley, and potatoes. They also cultivate vegetables such as spinach, carrots, and cabbages due to the increased popularity of hiking in the area.

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

After breakfast, the trip continues for around 5 hours to Namrung. In Namrung, you may see apple gardens, farms, and apple goods. Namrung has a number of tea house options with comfortable and well-equipped layover areas. This means that the majority of the settlements are for personal use, while others are solely for corporate purposes.  The lunch site is in Ghap, which is around 2-2.5 hours away from Bihiphedi. The trail from Ghap to Namrung passes through steep terrain and traditional Gurung and Sherpa communities. There is a barley and potato field that is only planted for one season. When you get in Namrung, find a somewhere to stay. During supper, try a local meal as well as apple wine, pie, and other apple items. Spend the night at Namrung.

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

The day starts with a delicious breakfast. This section takes us through various little villages such as Lee, Sho, and Lho before arriving in Samagoan. Lee is a small settlement populated by Sherpas. Local Sherpa customs and traditions can be seen here. Moving on from Lho, we arrive at another settlement called Sho after about 30 minutes. Sho is a Sherpa village as well. In order to prepare for winter, the Sherpas earn their living by collecting firewood and yak dung. We walk for 40 minutes after passing Sho to reach Lho. Lho is well-known for its potato production, as well as its corn and barley farms. There is also a monastery called Lho monastery where Sherpa culture rites are performed. Shyala, which takes around 2 hours from Lho, is a different stop before reaching Samagaon. Shyala offers the best panoramic view of Manaslu. Shyala has the greatest views of Manaslu, Himalchuli, and Naike peak. We can even get to Pungen gumba from Shyala after a short walk. This Gumba offers an excellent view of Manaslu and is ideal for meditation and relaxation. Returning to Samagaon takes about 1.30-2 hours. Dinner is served at Smagaon whre you will spend the night.

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

Samagaon is a large village that is ideal for acclimatization. So this is acclimatization day at Samagaon. Spend the day touring and wandering about Smagaon after breakfast. The famous lake (Birendra lake), a tiny monastery, and a Tibetan library are all located here and can be visited as a side trip during the acclimatization day. Samagaon is also the starting point for the Manaslu Base Camp trek. During your overnight stay, you can have a local supper with Yak milk and dairy items.

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

Begin the day with breakfast at your Samdo lodging. We trekked back to Smado from Samagaon today, which took nearly 4 hours. The trail is now mostly flat, and you can get a good look at Samdo Peak. The villagers here also go Yarshagumba hunting in the mountains. Samdo is also known as the final settlement before the Larke Pass. This location also connects Nepal and Tibet. Settle into a location to stay in Samdo. Lunch and dinner are served here. Stay the night at Samdo.

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

After breakfast, drive from Samdo to Dharmashala, which takes around 5 hours. The uphill route raises the altitude by 600 meters. Depending on the number of tourists in the region, housing in Samdo can be in either a teahouse (only three/shared rooms/limited facilities) or a tent (camping). Because this location is distant, the facilities are somewhat poor. In addition, due to the strong winds and extreme cold, sleep comes first. This location is ideal for photography. Dinner is served in the camp or teahouse. Spend the night at Dharmashala.

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

Begin your preparations early in the morning and set out for Larke Pass at 4 a.m. This journey takes approximately 5 hours from Dharamshala. Larke Pass is a frozen lake produced by Larke Peak. We will hike up very steep snow trails in a highly windy environment. We can see Larke Peak and Punker Mountain from the Larke Pass viewpoint. After that, we descended for about 2 hours to Phedi and then another 2 hours to Bhimthan. Bhimthan offers views of the mountains in the Manang region. It is an excellent location for photography, and some greenery can be observed. Mountain ranges such as Annapurna South, which is located behind the Larke Pass, may be seen from here. Dinner, and overnight at Bhimthan.

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

After a hearty breakfast, continue on your journey to Tilje. The hike from Bhimthan to Tilje takes 6 hours. The route descends steeply along Dudhkhola. We can see little hydropower plants being built along the road till we reach Chaulikharka, which takes 2 hours. Chaulikahrka is a tiny teahouse stopping point. After passing through Chaulikharka for around 1 hour and 15 minutes, we go to Surtikhola. Surtikhola provides lunch. After roughly an hour of driving past Sutikhola, the highways that eventually link to Goa appear to be well-built. Goa is a lovely Gurung village with a rocky mountain backdrop. We arrived in Tije after roughly an hour of walking. Tilje has a suspension bridge, an old traditional home, and various caves. Dinner, and overnight stay in Tilje.

  • AccommodationHotel moonlight/ Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Farewell Dinner

Begin the return journey with a fulfilling breakfast. Today marks the last day around the Manaslu region. You will descent down from Tilje towards dharapani which takes about 1.5-2 hours. Upon reaching Dharapani you will take a public or a private vehicle towards the capital city, Kathmandu. 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.

  • MealsBreakfast

Trekking Planner Nepal will make all arrangements to transport you to the international airport so that you can fly home today. Our experts will assist you in making the necessary farewell arrangements. Trekking Planner Nepal will manage all of the help and logistics needed to ensure a stress-free departure. As they prepare to depart Nepal, the passengers will undoubtedly bring with them memories, souvenirs, and experiences from this fantastic journey. We hope to see them again in the future. For the time being, we wish you well and safe travels.

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Trip Map
Tsum Valley And Manaslu Circuit: 20 Days Map
Inclusions
What's Included
  •  All airport pick up drop by private vehicle.
  •  Twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu.
  •  Guided sightseeing tours with private vehicles in Kathmandu, entrance fees.
  •  Kathmandu to Soti Khola/Machha Khola and Dharapani to Kathmandu public transport(if you want both ways private vehicles are also available at an additional cost).
  •  Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, Manaslu Conservation Area Permit, and Special Permit for Manaslu and Tsum Valley Area.
  •  Twin/double shearing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
  •  Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  •  A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport, and insurance.
  •  02 guest=01 porter with Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation, and equipment.
  •  Safe drinking water.     
  •  Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant.
  •  First aid kid box.
  •  Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, Cap, duffle bags for porter, 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, oxygen saturation, and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your tour is in the safest hands possible.
  •  One-hour complimentary spa/massage in Kathmandu after the 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
  • This trip departs every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your need, please contact us.
  • This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and a Private Group Basis.
  • If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US (Call/email now for a private trip, info@nepaltrekkingplanner.com, Mobile +977 98510 71767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)so that Trekking Planner can happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.
  • Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you. We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.
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Essential Info

Equipment and Gear List

trekking iconGeneral

  • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
  • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
  • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

HeadUpper Body

  • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
  • warm woolen hat
  • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
  • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
  • Polarized sunglasses

TorsoTorso

  • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
  • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
  • Waterproof rain jacket
  • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
  • Fleece jacket or down jacket

PantLower Body

  • thermals inner
  • Hiking pants at least 3
  • Comfortable pants for teahouses
  • Waterproof, windproof shell
  • Hiking shorts

GlovesHands

  • Woolen gloves for the tea house
  • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk

FeetFeet

  • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
  • Hiking socks
  • Liner socks
  • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
  • Crampons (For passes)
  • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
  • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

UndergarmentsUndergarments and inner wears

  • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
  • Sports bras (women)
  • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

MedicineFirst Aid Kits and Medications

  • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
  • Lip balm or Vaseline
  • ointment cream
  • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
  • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

(Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.)

Other essentialsOther Essentials

  • Passport
  • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
  • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
  • water bladder for the day bag
  • small towel for personal use
  • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
  • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
  • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
  • Power bank or extra batteries
  • Cameras and mobile phone
  • Cards/book
  • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
  • Trekking poles
  • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
  • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
  • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
  • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
  • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
  • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
  • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
  • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
  • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
  • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

FAQs
  • From 5-6 hours on the average, the longest hour’s walks will be on crossing Larke-La towards Manang area. Some of the day can be much shorter or longer, depending one fitness, as well enjoying views and visiting nice villages of great cultural interest.

  • Certainly, although we have mentioned best season for the trek, but sometimes, even in high and best time of the year weather can change suddenly. As the Himalayan weather can be unpredictable sometimes, and if it’s too much snow on the trail to Larke-La Pass. It could lead to long delay and might have to re-route back for safe precautions.

  • Minimum 2-3 person for this trek, as it falls within restricted region of trekking, as per the rules requires minimum of 2 people. 

    The larger group of 6 to 10 person group, will be the best for this trekking, to make the adventure more enjoyable.

  • Yes, it is possible to buy bottled water on route trekking around most village’s stores, shops and in lodge restaurants. But we are against the bottle water due to eco-trekking, and responsible tourism. 

    Where plastic bottle can be a big problem and a hazard, unless it can be re-cycled for proper us. The best is to refill every night and day from your own water bottle.

  • Certainly, most villages do have hydro power and some settlements around remote areas, where electricity run by solar power.

    All can charge their electronic gadgets on paying a small fee for each items and per hour, the price differs from one villages to another.

  • Depending upon the size of the group and trip cost, Trekking Planner provides four-wheel drive, good for hilly rough roads.

    But in some cases to bring the cost down with minimum number of trekkers in the group like 2 or 3 people. Using coach and bus to Arughat and then in local jeep or similar to Machha-Khola, where trek starts.

    Similar same applies on the way back from Dharapani at the end of the trekking. 

  • The helicopter ride would last for minutes.

Client Reviews
  • rating star

    Incredible Trip, Nirmal is an Amazing!

    It was an incredible trip ! Nirmal is an amazing guide, he made me feel very safe and went above and beyond to make sure i had a great time.

    If you are planning to visit Nepal and doing some trekking in the himalayas go with these guys. I say go with Trekking Planner and Nirmal as a guide .

    TripAdvisor
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    Jackab noamAustralia,Dec 06, 2023
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    Nepal is awesome!

    It was an amazing experience. Our guide name was Rinji!
    I was extremely pleased with his professionalism and dedication as our guide during the Manaslu Circuit trek. His knowledge of the terrain, leadership skills, and concern for our safety made the entire journey unforgettable.

    Rinji not only possessed an impressive understanding of the Manaslu region, but he also adeptly adjusted the trekking pace to the abilities of each group member. His organizational skills ensured a smooth expedition, allowing us to focus on admiring the breathtaking nature around us.

    However, it wasn't just his guiding skills that made Rinji exceptional. His enthusiasm, positive attitude, and willingness to share local stories and customs made us feel like an integral part of this magical place. Rinji was not just our guide but also a friend, always ready to assist and support.

    We had a mesmerising experience and we are already planning to come back!

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    Najciekawsze Ob... PSwitzerland,Oct 10, 2023
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