Trekking and Walking

Manaslu Circiut and Tsum Valley Trek

Nepal

Manaslu Circiut and Tsum Valley Trek

Durtation: 21 Days

Price: US 1,699 All Inclusive

Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley is a culturally rich and exceptionally beautiful trekking route - also regarded as the hidden treasure of the Himalayas. Tsum valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage site - a pristine valley in the northern Gorkha district of Nepal - part of the inner Himalayas.

The route to round Manaslu and Tsum Valley follows through the Budi Gandaki river and the opening point is Chhokangparo. Local residents in the area are the Tibetan group of "Tsombo". They welcome you with their traditional Tibetan Chiya (butter tea) and authentic local meal.

You get the chance to drink a completely different taste of tea! Most notably, people here never slaughter animals, even as a sacrifice to the gods.

The Valley is also extremely rich in cultural assets, dotted with gompas (Buddhist monasteries), chorten and mani walls. The longest mani walls (over 250 m) are located in Dzong and Phurpe. The Manaslu Tsum Valley also preserves the steps of the great Buddhist Yogi Chyuchin Milarepa and the story of Guru Padmasambhava's association.

Tsum Valley is surrounded by Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli in the west, Ganesh Himal in the south and Sringi Himal in the north. Moreover, this draw is located in the Manaslu region. It can be combined with the Larkya La pass, the attractive view of Himalchuli (7893 m), Manaslu (8163 m), Ganesh Himal, Ngadi Chuli (7879 m) or (peak 29) and other mountains.

You will be mesmerized by the beautiful landscapes.

Another notable attraction of Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley trek route is the variety of floras and faunas. Above all, this part has the incomparable beauty and rich mix of Tibetan and Nepalese culture. Thus, it offers a true adventure for visitors as you find mountains and valleys covered with diverse and untouched ecosystems.

Many hikers definitely want to take this section for fantastic mountain views, rich culture, and feelings that can’t be expressed in words. Finally, several tea houses, guest houses, and lodges are being built in this area for the feasibility of the trekkers. Hence, camping trips or tea house trekking are viable options.

Highlights of Manaslu Tsum Valley

  • Hidden Treasure Trekking trail.
  • Culturally rich and extremely beautiful.
  • The trail follows Budi Gandaki River.
  • Many Gompas, Chorten and Mani walls.
  • Preserved steps of Buddhist Yogi Chyuchin Milarepa.
  • The story of Guru Padmasambhava.
  • Flora and fauna.
  • The blend of Tibetan and Nepalese culture.
  • The attractive views of Himalchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Ngadi Chuli, and many more.
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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

30 mins

1,350 m

You will be Meet/ Greet by a representative of Himalayan trekkers and will be escorted to your overnight staying hotel.

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 2

Kathmandu sightseeing & trek preparation

5-6 hrs

1,350 m

After breakfast, you will be taken for sightseeing in Kathmandu valley. The sites you will be visiting are those listed among the UNESCO World Heritages. Some of the places will be Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, etc. In remaining time you can buy or rent necessary gears for the trek after consulting to your trekking guide.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 3

Scenic drive to Soti Khola via Arughat

8-9 hrs

700 m

After breakfast, you will be driven to Soti Khola. The drive will be around 8 to 9 hours by private vehicle. Overnight at a guest house.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges

Day 4

Trek to Machha Khola

5-6 hrs

900 m

After breakfast, you start your trek towards Machha Khola. The trek duration will be around 5/6 hrs. On the way, you pass through the forests on upwards and downwards trail. You pass by the sandy riverbank of Budi Gandaki. Stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 5

Trek to Philim

6-7 hrs

1,590 m

Today you trek for about 6/7 hours walk on a rocky trail towards Philim. On your way, you can view Mt Sringeri. Philim is the residents of Gurung community where they cultivate corn and millet. Stay overnight at a guesthouse.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 6

Trek to Ripche

5-6 hrs

2,470 m

After breakfast, you trek upwards for about 6 hours, until you reach Ganesh Himal Base Camp and Ripche (Lower Tsum valley). You will stay overnight at Ripche in a local teahouse. You may explore the village, take photographs, enjoy local meals, and interact with the locals.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 7

Trek to Nile & visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave

8-9 hrs

3,360 m

Today you will get to observe different valleys, people, their culture, lifestyle and many interesting things. To reach Nile, you have to first pass through Chhokangparo, which is the opening point of Upper Tsum Valley. Chhokangparo village is located on flat land and is a settlement of two different valleys Chhokang and Paro. You can view the beautiful Ganesh Himal Range, Baudha Himal Range and Chuli peaks from this village. You continue your trek to view Milarepa Piren Phu cave.

For your information, Milarepa was a Tibetan Saint, who meditated in this cave. Piren Phu means Pigeon Cave and this cave is situated oddly at the foot of a rugged cliff near Burji village. It is one of the most sacred caves located in Tsum valley. Thus, there is many prayers' flag around this cave.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 8

Trek to Mu Gompa via visiting Dephyudonma Gompa

5-6 hrs

3,700 m

From Nile it is a 5 hours walk to Mu Gompa which is at an altitude of 3700m. This Gompa has established in the year 1895 AD and is located at the highest and the farthest point in Tsum Valley at the altitude of 3510m. You will also visit Dephyudonma Gompa, which is located in the rugged mountains and is one of the oldest monasteries in this region. You stay overnight in a tea house after you reach Mu Gompa.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 9

Trek to Rachen Gompa

5-6 hrs

3,240 m

After breakfast, you trek for 5 hours to Rachen Gompa, established in the year 1905 AD. It is located in the valley named Shiar Khola, bordering Nepal and Tibet. Here slaughtering of an animal is not allowed. The monastery is colored brightly, carved pillar, got larger prayer wheels, which gives a glimpse of Buddhism.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 10

Trek to Deng

7-8 hrs

1,860 m

You trek for 7 to 8 hours from Ranchen Gompa to Deng. Deng is another beautiful village, where you will spend overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 11

Trek to Namrung

5-6 hrs

2,900 m

After breakfast, you first trek through a steeper trail then descend down to the trail to cross a river. The trail is stone-carved with Mani stones and prayer flags. There are small villages and a few people residing in a traditional way of lifestyle. It will take you about 5 hours of walk to reach Namrung from Deng.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 12

Trek to Lho Gham

3-4 hrs

3,150 m

You will see the glimpse of Manaslu today while heading towards Namrung. The walk will be around 3 to 4 hours in total.

Imagine the beautiful snow-peak Manaslu is what you see while trekking. Will that not be a mesmerizing view to experience?

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 13

Trek to Samagaon

5-6 hrs

3,530 m

Today's view of Manaslu is even more amazing as you will reach closer to it. Apart from that, you can see the Pungen Glacier. You can take pictures of the glacier with the incredible Mountain View around it. After a walk of 6 hours, you will reach Samagaon, one of the beautiful villages in Tsum Valley. Here, you can visit Sama Gompa as well.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 14

Acclimatization & exploration around Samagaon

3,530 m

Today is the rest day for you. You get to acclimatize and even explore the valley and interact with the local people. You can take pictures of various snow-capped peaks including Manaslu. 

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 15

Trek to Samdo

3-4 hrs

3,860 m

Today you do a short trek of 3 hours to Samdo from Samagaon. Samdo is a very remotely located village where there are many Tibetan refugees residing. This village is only a day walk far from the Tibet border. You get to explore the village today and get to know little about the Tibetan culture followed in this village.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 16

Trek to Dharmashala

4-5 hrs

4,450 m

Today's walk is also a short trek of about 4 hours. At first, you walk for certain time and cross a few streams to reach Larkya Bazaar, where there is a maximum of trade done with Tibet. After that, you continue your walk with the steady climb, until you reach Dharmashala.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 17

Trek to Bhimphedi via Larkya La Pass

8-9 hrs

5,220 m

Today you reach Bhimphedi passing through Larkya La Pass, where you will see the mountains like Himlung (7126m), Cheo (6820m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981m), Annapurna II (7937m), and many more. The trail is an ascending trail at first, till you reach Larkya La Pass, then it is a steep descending trail until you reach Bhimphedi (3,590 m). In total, you will trek for about 8 to 9 hours.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 18

Trek to Tilje

5-6 hrs

2,300 m

After the breakfast, you climb through the paddy fields to head towards Karcha La Pass. On the way, you will see plenty of fig trees and rhododendron trees till you reach Tilije. The trek will be about 5 hours with little uphill and downhill trek.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 19

Trek to Chamje

6-7 hrs

1,410 m

After breakfast, you start today's trek of about 6 to 7 hours on a stone-paved trail to Chamje. On the way, you cross over a small ridge, then cross the bridge over Dudh Khola, Mani walls and reach Thonje village, where there is a police checkpoint. You enter the Annapurna Circuit after you walk for certain more time and reach Dharapani. You then, continue walking towards Karte village and cross Marshyangdi River through a bridge. Finally, you reach today's destination, Chamje where you will be spending the night.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 20

Drive back to Kathmandu

6-7 hrs

1,350 m

Your trek ends here and from here you will have a scenic drive to Kathmandu by a private vehicle. You will be dropped- back at your hotel and will be left for a while to freshen-up. Finally, in the evening you will have a complimentary dinner with a team of Himalayan trekkers.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 21

Final Departure

30 mins

After breakfast, it is time for us to depart. Thus we will leave you at the airport to catch your flight back home.

We wish you a safe journey and hope to see you soon in Nepal again.

Breakfast

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.

Inclusion

Whats Included

  • TIMS
  • Permit
  • Entry Fees
  • Airport Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Guide, Driver, and Porter
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Tea) as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All applicable taxes and official expenses

Whats Not Included

  • International airfares and airport tax
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees (USD 25/40/100- 15/30/100 Days, Cash On Arrival)
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc.
  • Tips to Guide, Porter, and Driver
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable condition such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the incudes section

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing