Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek-Itinerary, Cost, Distance In Nepal

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Introduction To Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek In Nepal

The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek path allows you to explore the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley, which are both geographically and culturally fascinating.

Magnificent mountain vistas, dramatic landscapes, terraced slopes, intriguing canyons, Tibetan culture, and the Larkya La High Pass are among the highlights of the trek.

Upstream regions of the Budhi Gandaki River will be seen, with views of Ganesh Himal, Singri Himal, and Boudha Himal as far as Mu Gompa (3,700m).

Your journey will take you through Larkya La Pass (5,106m/16,751ft), the trek’s highest point. You will have completed a semi-circular journey around three Manaslu peaks when you arrive at the Marsyangdi river.

The Manaslu region can be seen of as Nepal’s Himalayan secret treasure, waiting to be discovered.

Tsum Valley is a Shangri-La of the Himalayas, with its rich cultural legacy and hidden mountaintop monasteries, traditional villages, colorful inhabitants, mysterious yaks, mani walls, chortens, lively festivals, and historical treasures.

The trek begins in Sotikhola and ascends the Budhi Gandaki valley through pine and rhododendron forest before ascending over a mountain to Lokpa, the Tsum valley’s entrance.

However, getting to Lokpa will take three days. We’ll start ascending from Soti Khola and halt at Machha Khola on the first day, then Jagat, and finally Lokpa on the second day.

We climb from Lokpa to Chumling, which is famous for its three monasteries: Pango Gumba, Mani Dhungyr, and Gurwa Gumba.

We travel to Chhokangparo via Domje after spending the night in Chumling (the largest village in Tsum Valley). The spectacular views of Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal from Chhokangparo are well-known.

In the lower sections, you’ll hike from Chhokangparo in the upper inner Himalayan Valley through cool bamboo and unique rhododendron forests.

The more difficult trails take you through quiet alpine glades and rugged high mountain desert. On your way to the Nile from Chhokangparo, you’ll also stop by Piren Phu cave, the region’s most revered cave.

From the Nile, you’ll continue on to Mu Gompa, the Tsum Valley Trek‘s highest point. Then we return from Mu Gompa to Lokpa and continue on with the Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Destination: Manaslu Circuit Trekking (Source: Gokyo Treks Nepal)

You will hike west from Lokpa to Deng for the night. You’ll pass through the villages of Ghap, Rana, and Bhiphedi along the trip. Namrung hamlet, where the locals are Tibetan descendants, is the next stop on this walk.

We leave Namrung the next day and travel to Sama Gaun. Lho is en route, and it’s full of mani wall entrance gates and Buddhist Gompas. After Lho, we hike to Sama Gaon, which is home to the Sama Gaon Monastery, via Shyala Village.

We’ll rest for a day at Sama Gaon to acclimate. You have the option of visiting Manaslu Base Camp, Birendra Lake, or Pungyen Gompa on this day.

Sama Gaon is not far from Larkya La Pass. To get to Dharmasala, all you have to do is a trek for a day. The next day, early in the morning, you’ll climb from Dharmasala to Bhimtang, passing across Larkya La Pass on the route (5,160m).

Cheo Himal, Kanguru, Himlung Himal, and Annapurna II are all visible from the pass. It is one of the Himalayas’ longest passes.

You’re almost done with this walk when you get to Bhimtang. You will hike from Bhimtang to Gho and finally to Tal.

You will take a bus or jeep from Tal to Besisahar, and then a bus from Besisahar to Kathmandu. We are confident that your Tsum Valley Trek with Manaslu Circuit will be a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Before beginning the Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit treks, We request that all of our valued guests stay an extra day in Kathmandu on weekdays (office days). We require at least one day to obtain a Manaslu special permit, and we require your original passport with a Nepali visa for the permit application. We’ll also utilize this time for a trip briefing, during which we’ll offer you important trip information and double-check your luggage (equipment) to ensure you haven’t forgotten anything. This journey package includes public bus transportation. A jeep can be rented for an additional fee for further comfort.

Highlights Of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek In Nepal

  • Scenic trip from Kathmandu to Tsum Valley’s Soti Khola Mu and Lungdang Gompas.
  • The most sacred cave in the Tsum Valley is Milarepa Piren Phu Cave (pigeon cave).
  • The oldest monasteries in the Tsum valley are Dephyudonma and Rachen monastery.
  • Trek around Mt Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest peak (8,163 m).
  • During the rest day at Samagaun, take a side trip to Birendra Lake, Punhyen Glacier, or Mount Manaslu Base Camp.
  • Glaciers, lakes, boulders, and mountains abound on the Nepal-Tibet border, including Manasalu, Himchuli, Ganesh, and others.
  • Cross the Larkya La Pass (5,106m), one of the Himalayas’ longest passes.
  • Tibetan Nupri and Gurung residents have a distinct cultural mix.
  • Buddhist stupas, monasteries, and the Tibetan way of life
  • The trail is less congested.
  • Tibet’s old trading route

Benefits Of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek In Nepal

  • A private vehicle will transport you from Tribhuvan International Airport to your accommodation for free.
  • During the walk, we will store any additional luggage for free in our store.
  • At high elevations, pulse oximeters are used to measure blood oxygen saturation levels. It aids in the early detection of altitude sickness.
  • First-aid kit
  • If you don’t have your own, sleeping bags and down jackets can be rented.

Equipment list for Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek

For Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking, we recommend the following apparel, gear, and equipment. This is merely a collection of reminders that we’ve compiled for your convenience. Because your luggage weight limit is 9 kilograms, please pack only what you need for the trip.

Destination: Manaslu Circuit Trekking (Source: Nepal Fair Trekking)


  • Scarf or hat for the sun
  • Winter hat, insulating hat, or a hat with a wide brim
  • Extra batteries for the headlight


  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses that block UV rays
  • Wipes for the face and body


  • Lightweight gloves

  • Heavyweight winter gloves


  • Shirts for hiking
  • Shirt with a long sleeve made of synthetic fiber.
  • Rain jacket with hood
  • Jacket made of fleece
  • Cotton pants that are light and airy.
  • T-shirt (bring lightweight wool)
  • Underwear made of polypropylene
  • Jacket with down feathers (available for rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Jacket and pants that are waterproof


  • Boots for Hiking
  • Socks made of thick wool (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • A daypack or a backpack (Size depends on whether you take a porter or not)
  • Bottle with a heating element
  • Purification of water
  • Pole for hiking
  • Bag for sleeping (-15 degree bag is best for high altitude trekking)


  • a drying towel of medium size
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant/floss/toilet paper
  • Biodegradable soap in a bar
  • a pair of nail clippers
  • Mirror, little

Personal accessories

  • Money

  • Watch

  • Cell phone

  • Camera

Extra items

  • Kit for first aid
  • Extra passport pictures and passport photocopies
  • Pencil and notebook
  • Binoculars

Manaslu Tsum Valley Hike Trip Information

Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek Start

At least two days prior to the trek, you will arrive in Kathmandu. Please ensure that you have one extra office day (weekday) available prior to the trip’s departure date. We’ll need one day to get special permission for the Manaslu trek, and we’ll need your passport with a Nepal visa to apply for it.

Meanwhile, we’ll do a trek briefing, which will include a guide introduction and a luggage check. We drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola, the trek’s starting site, on the third day.

The package includes local transportation (KTM via Arughat to Soti Khola, then Tal to Besisahar, and back to Kathmandu). A private jeep can be rented for an additional fee.

Free Airport Pick Up

For valued clients who have booked a package with us, we provide complimentary airport arrival and departure transfers. At the airport, our agent will be holding a leaflet with your name on it. They will greet you and give you a marigold garland or khada as a welcome gesture before driving you to your accommodation in a private vehicle.

We ask that all of our valued clients arrive in Kathmandu by 3 p.m. at least one day prior to the trip departure date. We need time to conduct a trip briefing, during which we offer you information on your journey and inspect your equipment (luggage) to ensure that you are well prepared for the walk.

Accommodation details during The Tsum Valley Trek Tour

Tsum Valley with Manaslu Circuit Trek comprises 18 nights of lodge-to-lodge stays in trek districts at the best available lodges. Three nights at a hotel in Kathmandu are required before and after the hike but are not included in the package. There are hotels in Kathmandu to suit all budgets and inclinations.

For an additional fee, hike regions offer hot showers and Wi-Fi.

Meals on Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Itinerary

The Tsum Valley Trek takes place at high altitudes near the world’s eighth highest peak, which means your body will require adequate glycogen, protein, and other nutrients. In trek locations, you will have access to sufficient nutritional food, but your options will be limited.

During the walk, we serve 19 breakfasts, 19 lunches, and 18 dinners.

The following are some of the most popular menu items:

Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with jam, butter, and cheese, Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati, and local Tsampa porridge are among the 19 breakfast options. Eggs, pancakes, muesli bread, fruits and vegetables, and hot beverages (varieties of teas and coffees, hot chocolates, etc.)

Dhal, Bhat, Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Soups, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni meals, Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles, Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable curry, Potatoes, Vegetables, Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Desserts (Rice Pudding, Apple Pie), etc.

Eighteen Dinners – Dhal, Bhat, Tarkari, Tibetan Bread, Various Soups, Sherpa Stew, Steaks, Sandwiches, Momo (dumplings), Macaroni, Tenduk Spaghetti, Noodles Thukpa, Pasta, Vegetable Curry, Potato items, Vegetable and Salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Korean Raman,

We will supply you with food that is fresh, hygienic, delicious, and nutritional. The menu includes traditional, Asian, and western cuisine, however, the menu gets shorter as we move higher. At high elevations, we strongly advise you to drink liquids such as green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea, and garlic soup (must) in addition to fresh vegetables.

Though non-vegetarian options will be plentiful in trek locations, we do not advocate them because the meat may be unsanitary. We strongly advise you to avoid dairy, alcoholic beverages, caffeinated foods, and hot chocolates, as specialists advise against them on high-altitude climbs.

All personal costs (alcoholic, hot (tea/coffee), and cold drinks) in tea houses, lodges, or cafés are excluded from the package, with the exception of regular meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with seasonal fruits).

Best Time for Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek

The best months to visit Tsum Valley and walk the Manaslu Circuit are March to May and September to November.

March to May – Spring

With the Manaslu Circuit Trek, it’s the ideal season to visit Tsum Valley. Stunning views of Mt. Manaslu and regional glaciers are available during this season. Temperatures begin to rise in mid-March, and with bright skies, snow peaks are at their most beautiful.

Rhododendron blossoms blossoming in a variety of colors can be found along the pathways. By the end of March, the winter snow has melted, allowing access to the Larkya La Pass. Daytime temperatures can reach 24°C in the lower lands (from Sotikhola to Ghap) and 18°C in the upper highlands (from Lho to Bhimtang). The temperature in the highlands might dip to -4°C at night.

September to November – Autumn

The Tsum Valley and the Manaslu Circuit Trek are also best visited in the autumn. Due to the pleasant weather, this is the busiest tourist season. By the end of August, the monsoon is usually over. The weather is consistent from mid-September onwards, and the skies clear, allowing you to take in the breathtaking mountain vistas.

Autumn is also a popular trekking season for tourists because Nepali celebrations such as Dashain, Tihar, and Chhat take place during this time.

The temperature in the lowlands (from Sotikhola to Ghap) can reach 25°C, while in the highlands (from Lho to Bhimtang), it can reach 15°C. In the highlands, the temperature drops to -6 °C at night. The temperature begins to drop in December, and snowfall begins in the high alpine regions. During this time, the lodge at Dharmasala closed, and because of severe snowfall, traversing Larkya La pass is nearly impossible.

The weather in the highlands is erratic and changes frequently.


A rest day in Samagaun (3530m) is included in the Tsum Valley & Manaslu Circuit Trek package to provide appropriate acclimatization and avoid the risk of acute mountain sickness.

We start the walk from Soti Khola (730 m) and hike for several days in low elevations, exploring the remote Tsum Valley before proceeding to Samagaun. It gives our bodies plenty of time to adjust to the current high-altitude environment, lowering the danger of altitude sickness.

Although altitude sickness is preventable, it can be fatal if the symptoms are ignored. Our trek leaders and guides have thorough first-aid training and significant Himalayan expertise. We employ oximeters to monitor your oxygen levels, which aids in the early detection of altitude sickness. We assure you that your well-being is in capable hands.

Your trek leader or guide will advise you on how to avoid getting altitude sickness. The ideal strategy is to take it slow and drink plenty of water – at least 4 liters every day. The only way to recover from acute altitude sickness is to descend as soon as possible.

Please keep in mind that your trek leader has the authority to either continue the trip or call a halt to the ascent dependent on the team’s general condition. It is critical to recognize that certain individuals are more vulnerable than others.

Trip Grade: Fitness level, Medical, and Health

The Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit trips are difficult. We visit the secluded portion of Tsum Valley and relax for a day in Samagaun 3530m before continuing on the Manaslu circuit via Larkya La Pass.

In the lower lands (below 3500m), our day-to-day trekking schedule is 5 to 7 hours, while in the high highlands (above 3500m), the trip is normally 3 to 4 hours. We’ll take many breaks to take in the breathtaking alpine scenery.

Physically, trekking at higher altitudes is more difficult than trekking at lower altitudes. Long climbs, sharp descents, and straight roads characterize this remote alpine excursion.

Previous hiking experience would be beneficial, but no technical knowledge or abilities are required. This journey can be completed by hikers who can hike for 5 to 6 hours per day at a reasonable pace while carrying a light day pack.

Longer walking hours are required on some days, so you must be relatively fit and prepared for lengthy days. Regular exercise for a couple of weeks before the vacation will improve your stamina. Please keep in mind that the fitter you are, the more enjoyable the walk will be.

To participate in the trek, all participants must be in good health and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and tenacity. Participants with pre-existing medical concerns including heart, lung, or blood disorders should let us know before signing up for the walk.

Trekking Group/Single

A minimum of two trekkers is required for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. The group will be led by our qualified trek leader. We assign an assistant guide to groups of 12 or more. The larger your group, the greater the discount you will receive. You will not receive discounts if we form a group.

The Manaslu Climb takes place in a restricted area, and special permits are only provided to groups of at least two trekkers due to the nature of the trek. We welcome lone trekkers to our group, but we are unable to organize Manaslu Circuit treks for them.

A typical day on the Manaslu Tsum trek

Every day takes you to new destinations as you travel through beautiful landscapes and lush vegetation. You’ll be snapping pictures, touring local communities, trying new foods, and seeing high-altitude species and lifestyles while taking in the breathtaking Himalayan backdrop.

Our guide/Sherpa will accompany you on the journey, showing you around and providing you with information about the areas you will be seeing. Porters will be assigned to carry your bags.

The day begins with a nice cup of tea or coffee in the morning, followed by a hearty breakfast, before setting out on the trails between 7 and 8 a.m., depending on the length and nature of the journey. You will have lunch after three to four hours of trekking, followed by an hour of recuperation. Then we’ll continue on our way; the afternoon walk will be shorter in general. We nibble on extra dietary food after we arrive at our location. You’ll have time to explore the area before it gets dark. Dinner will be served at approximately 7 p.m.

We engage in cordial chats and review the events of the day after dinner and before going to bed. The excursion leader/guide will give you an overview of the next day’s activities. You can read books, learn Nepali phrases from the crew, watch mountaineering movies, or play games like monopoly or cards after the briefing.

How to Communicate During the Trek?

For a nominal fee, you can use the internet at the lodges, but after you reach high elevations, you’ll have to communicate via phone.

Our office will connect with all of our valued clients by Signal, WhatsApp, phone, Messenger, and other means at least once a day to ensure that they are fine, safe, and comfortable.

You might get some signals along the route, depending on the network you’re using, but they’re not particularly strong at high altitudes. In Kathmandu, though, you may easily obtain a local sim card.

In most cases, you will be able to connect to the internet at all of the lodges/hotels where you will be staying.

Wi-Fi is usually available during the walk-in lodges/lodges for an additional fee.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

In Kathmandu, the clients are responsible for their own meals and lodging. You may book them conveniently online, or we can do it for you if you want.

Similarly, you must pay for visa processing, travel insurance, beverages, trip snacks, hot and cold drinks, souvenirs, and tips to trekking crew members, among other things. Bringing cash (Dollars) and changing it to Rupees is recommended. In the Nepali market, only Rupees are accepted.

Electricity, battery recharge, water on trekking

In all lodges, electricity for camera and phone recharge is available at an additional expense. During the trip, you can either buy pre-packaged mineral water or bring boiled water with you. You will also receive a water-purifying pill.

We advise against drinking water from rivers or taps because the water may be contaminated.

Trek travel insurance

This Trek requires travel insurance. Before beginning the hike, all trekkers must produce a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to us. Medical and emergency repatriation must be covered, as well as helicopter rescue and evacuation costs at high altitudes (up to 6000m).

Based on the experiences of our former clients, we may recommend insurance firms to you. We do not, however, sell insurance coverage. Within a week of booking the trek, we ask that all trek participants provide us with their comprehensive insurance information. In an emergency, we’ll prepare a speedy, successful rescue using your insurance policy and other documentation you supplied us.

Before you acquire travel insurance, call your provider and double-check that it covers helicopter rescue and evacuation up to 6000 meters. Do not rely solely on the material of the insurance company’s website.

How to get a visa for Nepal?

Except for Indian nationals, all foreigners must have a valid visa to enter Nepal. At Tribhuvan International Airport and Nepal’s borders with India and Tibet, you can obtain an on-arrival visa. Visit for additional details.

You’ll need a passport that’s valid for at least six months, a passport-size photo, and visa fees to apply for a visa. A 30-day visa costs $50 at the moment (to be paid in cash).

A free visa will be given to children under the age of ten. It is strongly recommended that you examine the current regulations. Visa regulations are subject to change at any time. Citizens of China and members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) are exempt from visa fees.

Certain countries’ citizens may be denied a visa upon arrival. On-arrival visas are not available for citizens of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan. If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact the Nepalese Embassy in your country.

Before we embark on our journey, we’ll double-check everything (luggage, equipment, etc.) during our briefing.

Currency Exchange in Nepal | USD to NPR

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) are the local currency.

(1 USD = ~ Rs.124 NPR).

You can exchange major foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Legitimate money exchanges display their ongoing exchange rates visibly to the public.

Please note – only 100 INR (Indian Rupees) and 2000 INR notes are legal in Nepal.

Despite having the security advantage of traveler’s cheques, we prefer cash exchange. It helps avoid lengthy processes and high bank commissions. 

You can withdraw cash (in Rupees)from ATMs all over Kathmandu and Thamel itself. Many of these ATMs are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee for foreign cards.

If you use the money exchange facilities at banks and financial institutions, they impose a service charge fee of about 4% or more.

During the trek, there are no banks and money exchange services so you should exchange your money in Kathmandu, depending on how much personal expense you require. Only Nepali Rupee is accepted in trekking regions.

Most established banks in Asia will only accept foreign currency notes that are not old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.

How much luggage can I take during the Trek?

Your luggage must not exceed 9 kilograms per trekker. One porter will be allocated to each of the two trekkers, and the total weight of their luggage should not exceed 18 kg. Our porters are never overworked.

You may, however, need to bring your own knapsack or backpack (with valuables or anything important). Carry only what you need. Excess baggage can be safely stored at your hotel or at our store for no charge.

Before we begin the journey, we will double-check everything (luggage, equipment, etc.) during our briefing.

Trek Safely

All of our clients’ safety, security, and happiness are guaranteed by us. We place the highest priority on your safety. For each trip, we will bring all of the essential gear, equipment, and first-aid kits. Our guides and leaders have completed thorough first-aid training.

If a trekker becomes ill as a result of the altitude, we will analyze the situation and keep everyone safe. In the event of an emergency, the rescue chopper will be on standby to transport you back to the lower elevation. Every team member will be together for safety during the walk, and there will be no danger of being lost in hazardous terrains.

Responsible travel

Our philosophy is to photograph the voyage while leaving only footsteps. We believe in sustainable tourism and exclusively offer eco-friendly excursions.

We collaborate with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to plan eco-friendly itineraries that satisfy the needs of both tourists and local populations in the trekking areas.

Our Crew

Our knowledgeable guide/Sherpa will accompany us on the trek to ensure your safety and comfort. Your stuff will be carried by porters.

Our members are locals from high Himalayan remote places, and they have exceptional physical endurance at high altitudes.

We value all of our employees, so we pay them well and take care of their insurance, clothing, food, and lodging throughout the trip. When our guides and porters become unwell or injured, they receive medical attention.

Only happy people can make others happy, thus we always make sure that our team members are happy. Members of our trek/expedition team have the following qualifications:

  • Authorized Trekking Guide Training Certificate
  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid Training
  • Fluency in English and another major language
  • Conservation and Biodiversity Training
  • Experience with rock climbing

Tipping during trek

Tipping is optional and should be dependent on the quality of service received. A tip is an accepted and respected technique in Nepali society to express gratitude (Dhanyabad) for good service.

On the last day of the walk, the majority of our guests offer advice. The amount you tip is totally up to you, and it may be more or less based on your impression of service quality, the length of your trip, your budget, and your appreciation for their efforts.

100% Guaranteed Booking

We are a government-approved and bonded trek and tour company in Nepal. We are also members of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) (NMA). As a result, you may book your trek/expedition with complete trust.

As a deposit, we require 10% of the total trip cost. Within a week of booking, please send your documentation, including a copy of your passport, passport-size pictures, travel insurance policy, and arrival and departure flight information.

You can make a 10% deposit via bank transfer, western union, or online payment on our website, and the full balance when you arrive in Nepal. Cash, bank transfer, and credit cards are all acceptable methods of payment. In addition, you will receive payment choices in your email.

Last-minute Trek booking in Nepal

Even though it is always a good idea to plan ahead for your excursions. However, for those who are unable to do so, we provide a special last-minute booking option. To take advantage of this benefit, you must pay the entire trip cost 24 hours before the trek’s departure.

Even while we do our best to plan treks at any time, there is a small potential of a trek delay due to events beyond our control, such as the inability to obtain air tickets or unfavorable weather.

Can I extend my trip?

If you wish to stay in Nepal for a few days after the trip, we can arrange enjoyable activities for you, such as exploring areas in and around Kathmandu, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing, and so on.


We offer a farewell meal at the end of the trek, and we will also award you with a trek completion certificate after dinner (hard copy). It’s also a great opportunity to tell us about your experience and provide us feedback.

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Overview of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

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  • The Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit circles Mount Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest peak, and passes through Larkya La Pass (5,106m/16,751ft), as well as various traditional communities and important Buddhist treasures. You’ll also go to Tsum Valley, which is located within the Manaslu Conservation Area and is home to the indigenous Tsumba people.
  • The Tsum Valley leg of the journey includes roaring waterfalls and rivers, steep rocky pathways clinging to cliff faces, Gurung villages with rice and millet terraces, long and mentally challenging suspension bridges, mani walls, chortens, and other Buddhist temples.
  • Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek in this physically and culturally intriguing area reward trekkers by allowing them to discover ultimate natural and cultural history as well as experience mountain life in Tsum Valley and Manaslu.


We will begin our journey after an early breakfast by driving west of Kathmandu on the Prithivi Highway. Terrace farms, wild rivers, picturesque villages, and lush forests may all be seen from the gorgeous trip.

You'll cross the Trishuli River to Dhading Bensi and then proceed to Arughat, passing through picturesque villages and following the Dorandi Khola northwards to Gorkha. The road provides breathtaking views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. However, our target, Soti Khola, is still two hours distant from Arughat.

As we trek up the picturesque Buddhi Gandaki Valley, we continue to follow the low valley to the north, occasionally catching glimpses of the spectacular Himalayan peaks. Until the valley opens, the trail goes through several small communities. A big stream pouring into the Budhi Gandaki River may be seen from the opposite side of the valley. We arrive in the lovely village of Lapubesi as we continue our adventure (880m). We descend from Lapubesi to Macha Khola through a winding trail.

We bridge the Tharo Khola and follow the river upstream to Khola Beni. The trail leads you through stunning gorges with waterfall sculptured rocks and landslides. After crossing a bridge, we arrive in Kholabesi, a little settlement, and then the natural hot springs of Tatopani (Tatopani means hot water in Nepali).

We take another trail from the hot springs and cross the Budhi Gandaki River on a suspension bridge. After that, we'll go across a landslide to reach Dobhan village. From Doban, we cross the Yaru Khola on a suspension bridge and ascend stone stairs to Thado Bharyang before reaching the lovely settlement of Jagat. The Manaslu Conservation Area's entry point is Jagat, and we'll register our permits there at a police checkpoint.

By going over a hill to Salleri, we gain access to Manaslu's restricted zone. We travel along the riverbanks before taking a lengthy suspension bridge across the Budhi Gandaki River. As we travel on, the valley widens as we get closer to Philim. As we travel through Ekle Bhatti, the route splits into two directions: one leads to Tsum and the other to Manaslu.

We cross various villages on our way up to Lokpa. The rivers get thinner, and the confluence of the Syar Rivers can be seen from Tsum Valley. We hike to Lokpa village, the first village in Tsum valley with views of the Manaslu range, on the right side of the valley. In truth, it's a completely secret valley that was blessed years ago by Padmashamva. (Padmashamva is one of Tibetan Buddhism's founding fathers.) Lokpa village offers breathtaking views of Himalchuli and Boudha Himal.

We begin walking from Lokpa Village, a rugged way entrance to Tsum Valley, after breakfast. On a clear day, the roads connecting Lokpa and Chumling provide spectacular views of Baudha Himal (6672m) and Ganesh Himal VI.

Our trail drops to the valley of the Lungwa River before ascending through a subtropical forest with lush rhododendron and pine. Between Lokpa and Chumling, there are no villages. We'll cross the Syar Khola on our way to the Chumling settlement. A side journey to the higher reaches of Chumling leads to a monastery with spectacular views of Ganesh Himal. Panago Gumba, Mani Dhungyur, and Gurwa Gumba are the three monasteries in Chumling.

We've arrived in the upper valley, which is part of the inner Himalayas. The trail continues down the Syar River to Domje, Tsum Valley's main city. We continue hiking uphill from Domje to reach Chhokangparo. On a clear day, Chhokangparo offers spectacular views of Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal. At Chhokangparo, you'll be able to sample Tibetan Chiya (butter tea) and traditional cuisine, as well as the hospitality of local (Tibetan group "Tsombo") people.

Today we will walk a lesser distance. The Nile is about a 20-minute walk from Chhule, the last village in the north upper Tsum Valley, on the western side of the Shikhar Khola. People will be farming when you arrive at Ngakyu Leru since the terrain is fertile.

You'll arrive at St. Milarepa Piren Phu Cave after traveling through Lamagaon, where his footprint is claimed to be preserved in granite. Piren Phu (pigeon cave) is one of the Tsum valley's most revered caverns. The rocky cave has two different Gumbas linked to it. Piren Phu Cave is one of the valley's most important socio-cultural treasures, including richly painted Buddhist murals, great artistic scripts carved on stones, long prayer flags, and major Buddhist paper scripts. Then we cross a suspension bridge over the Shiar River and continue on our way to Nile, passing through various settlements.

Mu Gompa, the highest point of the Tsum Valley Trek, is reached after a short trek along the west side of the valley, close to the Tibetan border. We trek up through yak pastures in a typical trans Himalayan country, which is dry and barren. The Mu Gompa monastery is surrounded by Chortens and offers stunning mountain vistas. In addition, you will get the opportunity to visit Dhephu Doma Gompa, one of the Tsum's oldest monasteries.

The descent begins from Gompa. We make our way down to Rachen Gompa, then Chhule, and finally Phurbe. Rachen Gompa is located on the Nepalese-Tibetan border, surrounded by massive mountains. However, your destination for the day is Chhokangparo, which is reached after passing through a forested area.

As we approach Gho, we resume our descent from Chhokung Paro. To go to Rainjam Village, you'll have to cross a suspension bridge at Gho and hike forward. We depart Rainjam village, descend to Tsum Valley, and ultimately arrive in Chumling, our day's destination.

Because you'll be leaving Chumling today and continuing your descent, today's trek should be easy. To go to Lokpa Village, you'll have to travel along the Shair Khola's bank. You may travel past vast flocks of sheep and goats along the path on a sunny day.
After crossing the Budi Gandaki on a strong bridge, the trail falls into a tight ravine, where it begins to ascend and descend while steadily descending through the valley. We take a suspension bridge to Nupri and then walk through bamboo trees on our way to Deng, a Gurung settlement (1860m).

From Deng, we hike to Rana Village (1,910m) and then to Bhiphedi (2,130m). Before guiding us to Ghap, the path meanders in and out of valley gorges, crossing the Serang Khola (2160m). The valley steepens as we leave Ghap and continue our long climb through bamboo and rhododendron trees. After traversing a few wild rivers, you'll arrive at Namrung Village, which serves as the gateway to the Nupri region. Namrung village is home to Tibetan descendants.

We depart Namrung and walk through multiple Mani wall entrance gates, several Buddhist Gompas, and a few villages before arriving in Namrung. The valley then opens up, and our path takes us through Sho Village. This town is famed for its many yaks and spectacular views of Manaslu (8163m) and Manaslu North (7,157m).

It's a beautiful day to take in the magnificent mountain vistas. We follow the right riverbank to Sama Gaon (3530m), enjoying views of Peak 29. We reach Shyala village after a couple of hours of rising through the jungle, from whence we can see the Phungi, Manaslu, and Himal Chuli mountains. To survive in this characteristically Alpine terrain, the Shyala peasants rely on yaks, potatoes, and barley.

You can see Ganesh Himal to the east and Himalchuli and Manaslu to the south as we trek up. Looking down, you'll soon notice two rows of residences that make up Sama Gaon's core area. The well-known Sama Gaon Monastery is located at the far end of Sama Gaon. The Tibetan border is only a short distance away. We take a day to acclimate at Samagaon.

We relax for a day at Sama Gaon to achieve full acclimatization. Thousands of mani stones with Buddhist writings and sculptures can be seen in Sama Gaon, which is adjacent to Manaslu Base Camp. As jewelry, the women here wear a lovely silver spoon.

Today is a leisure day, although you can go on optional excursions to see Birendra Lake or Pungyen Gompa, or explore the adjacent glacier moraine. The eight-hour return side excursion to Manaslu Base Camp is well worth the effort because it offers spectacular vistas of the Manaslu Glacier and the turquoise Birendra Lake. If you merely want to relax and explore Sama Gaon, go to the Pung-Gyen monastery, which is located beneath Manaslu's east face. The cave Gompa and hot springs are located higher up in the settlement.

We leave Sama Gaon early in the morning and travel to Samdo. Our journey leads us through terraced farms, over old mani walls, through the Budhi Gandaki wooden bridge, and up to the Samdo valley. The ascent to the Larkya La Pass begins with another mani wall. The Larkya Glacier is seen after crossing two streams. Then we go around the Salka Khola Valley, climb up again, and arrive at Dharmasala, also known as Larkya La Phedi, a stone guest house (4,450 m) that is not a lodge but a kind of resting place. Today you will be treated to spectacular views of the Larkya Glacier and the towering Manaslu mountain. We take a break in Larkya La Phedi before crossing Larkya La Pass the next day.

We leave Dharmasala extremely early in the morning because we will be hiking the trek's longest and most difficult portion. We need to cross the Larkya La Pass (5,160m) before the wind picks up. The trail begins with a gradual ascent across the moraine. It gradually descends to a lake before becoming rough and vague as it passes over high grassy slopes. We continue up the moraine until we reach a ridge with two cairns. The prayer flags that mark the pass can be seen from here.

We descend to the four frozen lakes before beginning the final ascent to the pass. The Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kanguru, Minjung, and the massive Annapurna II can all be seen from the pass. From the top of the pass, we take in the breathtaking views. The drop then begins. The trail follows the top of the moraine to the west, crossing it with a series of steep, rugged switchbacks, before descending more gently on loose gravel to another grassy moraine at 4,450 meters. The trail now becomes more straightforward and leads to a little meadow. The valley widens as the trails descend to a big meadow, passing by a mani wall and a tiny rest hut that marks Bhimtang's elevation of 3,590 meters.

The trail descends to the Dudh Khola headwaters, over a wooden bridge, and then through a pine and rhododendron forest to reach Hompuk from Bhimtang (3,430m). The rhododendrons are multicolored, and sheep, horses, and monkeys live in the woodland. The panoramic views of Phungi, Manaslu, Manaslu North Peak, Cheo Himal, and Himlung Himal are also available. Sangore Kharka meadow is reached after a 30-minute descent through the forest. After there, you'll cross a landslide before climbing steeply to a ridge with prayer flags. At Gho, the trail eventually dips to the riverbank (2,575m).

The path is full of ups and downs, generally through fields but sometimes through dense forests on occasion. Tilije, a multiethnic village, is less than an hour's walk across fields and intermittent rhododendron and oak woodlands. You'll leave Tilije through a stone arch, cross the Dudh Khola, and descend through the scrub forest along its embankment. As you continue on your journey, the walls of the Marsyangdi Valley get larger, and the houses of Dharapani appear in the distance. Then, after passing through Thonje hamlet over a wooden bridge with a chorten-shaped arch, you'll reach Dharapani, which is reached through a long suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi. However, until you reach Tal, your track continues along the sandy banks of the Marsyangdi River. Tal is a Buddhist community, as seen by the prayer flags, mani walls, and chortens in and around it.

We take a local Jeep or bus from Tal to Besisahar in the morning. It takes about 4 to 5 hours to drive from Bhulbhule to Beshishar, passing through various villages and the towns of Bhulbhule and Khudi. To catch the last jeep or local bus to Kathmandu, we must get to Besisahar before 3 p.m. As we continue east along the Prithvi Highway on our way back to Kathmandu, the route skirts the picturesque Marsyangdi River before meeting the Trishuli River. You'll have fantastic views of the lush scenery, terraced agriculture, and possibly some last sightings of the tall snow-peaks along the route.



  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (trek start) and Tal (trek end) to Besisahar, followed by a local bus ride back to Kathmandu.
  • During the walk, all normal meals are provided (19 lunches, 18 dinners, and 19 breakfasts).
  • Accommodations for 18 days at the best tea houses/ lodges in the trek districts (mostly twin sharing rooms).
  • Your luggage will be carried by a government-licensed English-speaking trek leader/guide and a porter. We assign a porter to every two trekkers. The maximum amount of luggage per trekker is 9 kilograms.
  • The expense of guides and porters, as well as their meals, insurance, salaries, lodging, transportation, and other necessities
  • Fees for Manaslu and Tsum Valley Special Permits and Conservation Area Permits, as well as the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
  • Tablets that purify water to make it safe to drink
  • Every day, snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits
  • All federal, state, and local taxes, as well as official expenses
  • In the event of a medical emergency, plans for a rescue operation have been made.
  • T-shirt and cap from the company as a souvenir
  • Trekking certificate of completion
  • At the end of the trek, there will be a farewell meal in Kathmandu.


  • Costs of international flights.
  • Fees for Nepalese visas at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Charges for excess baggage (Limit is 9 kg per person)
  • Before and after the journey, all lodging and meals in Kathmandu
  • Early arrival, late departure, or early return from the hike necessitates an extra night in Kathmandu.
  • Shopping, snacks, boiling bottle water, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, phone call, battery re-charge cost, laundry, extra porters, and other personal expenses
  • Clothing and equipment for personal use
  • Travel insurance that must include high-altitude rescue and evacuation in the event of an emergency (compulsory)
  • Tips for porters and guides
  • Additional expenditures or delays incurred as a result of events beyond our control, such as a landslide, severe weather, itinerary changes owing to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policy, strikes, and so on.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek - 19 Days

How difficult is Manaslu Circuit trek?

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This is a hike that is moderately tough. The difficulty of the Manaslu Circuit Trek is mostly determined by the trekker’s physical condition. The Manaslu Trek is one of Nepal’s most arduous hikes, taking you through remote Himalayan villages. It is one of Nepal’s off-the-beaten-path treks.

Is Manaslu difficult?

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Climbing Manaslu is actually more difficult than what is depicted in numerous documents, advertising brochures, and social media. In truth, none of the 8000m Mountain Expedition’s peaks are particularly easy to scale. Mountaineering is one of the most difficult adventure sports, with many climbers dying each year.

Do you need a guide for Manaslu Circuit?

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The Manaslu path follows the area between Jagat and Bimthang, which has been designated as a restricted area. As a result, trekkers must engage a guide for the Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Where is Manaslu base camp?

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In the Manaslu region, the Manaslu base camp trip is a difficult trek. Manaslu, the world’s eighth tallest peak, rises 8,163 meters above sea level. Mansiri Himal is located in Nepal’s western-central region. The peak is known as Manaslu in Sanskrit, which means “Mountain of the Spirit.”

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