Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Manaslu Tsum valley Trek is perfect combination of unique Tsum valley one of the remote trekking destination open for travelers only 2008. Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek can be done as a tea house without Camping arrangements staying at Lodges and tea house.Untouched Buddhist monasteries, unique local villages and trek Circuit of the mount Manaslu trek over the Larke La Pass is one on the most beautiful trekking holidays in Nepal.
Manaslu Tsum Valley trek highlight.
Combination Tsum Valley & Manaslu Circuit over Larke La Pass 5135 meters.
Superb blend of cultural and natural diversity in untouched Tsum valley.
Visit Oldest Buddhist monastery Mu Gompa, Gompa Lungdang and Milarepa Cave.
Breathtaking Himalayan views Trek around the Mt. Manaslu over Larke La pass.
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is a combination of Tsum Valley Trek and Manaslu Circuit Trek that offers a superb blend of cultural and natural diversity. Being a combination of two treks, this trek totally explores all the majestic nook and corner around Manaslu (8156 meters), the eighth highest mountain in the world. Because of a very insignificant number of tourist on the trail, the trek provides a sense of being in actual wilderness and mesmerizes with views of some of the tallest peaks of the country. Interestingly, Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek also follows the ancient salt trade route to Tibet used by villagers of higher valleys of Manaslu.
Like most of the treks in Nepal, Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek starts through terraced villages and gradually climbs on to alpine meadows and pastures. Following Budhi Gandaki River, Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek passes Aarughat, Soti Khola, Machha Khola, Jagat and Phillim and goes on to enter the higher lands inhabited by people from Tibetan origin. After Phillim, increasing numbers of mane walls and small chortens mark the trek’s entry into the Tibetan Buddhist villages of Manaslu Region. Tsum Valley offshoots from the main trail after Phillim and extends all the way up to Tibetan border. The valley is enclosed by Ganesh Himal Range, Boudha Himal and Shringi Himal and offers a stunning mountain panorama.
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking route.
Manaslu Tsum Valley trek start from Sotikhola, 7 to 8 hours drive from Kathmandu and end at Dharapani en route to Popular Annapurna Circuit Trek. The main trail after Phillim, passes through pine forests, pastures and villages of Deng, Namrung, Lho, Sama Gaon and finally reaches Samdu, the last settlement of the valley. Sama Gaon is the biggest settlement among the villages, and from Sama Gaon, side trips to Pung Gyen Gompa and Manaslu Base Camp can be done. Larkya La Pass (5135 meters) is at the end of valley, separating the busy Annapurna Region and serene Manaslu Region. From Larkya La Pass, dramatic views of Cheo Himal (6621 meters), Himlung Himal (7126 meters), Kang Guru (6981m) and Annapurna Massif can be seen. Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek ends at Dharapani, only a day and half away from Larkya La Pass.
Accommodation availability in Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek.
Trekking to Manaslu combing with Tsum valley is possible to trek as a tea house, staying at local tea house or home stay in Tsum valley is unique and it is absolutely great idea to see local lifestyle. After the devastating earthquake Tea House and lodges are well constructed along the route of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking. So now you can trek in Tsum Valley & Manaslu Circuit staying in Tea house, lodge without doing Camping; however we organizes Camping base trip as well upon client’s request. please contact us for the trip details.
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking Permits & Youtube Video.
Manaslu and Tsum valley both destinations is located in restricted area, you will required Manaslu restricted area entry permits and Tsum valley restricted area entry permits for trekking to Manaslu and Tsum valley.
Manaslu restricted area entry permits cost $70 for 7 days valid from September to November and after 7 days $10 per day. From December to August $50 for 7 days and after 7 days $7 per day per person.
Tsum Valley Restricted area entry permits cost $35 per person for 8 days valid in September to November and December to August $25 per person for 8 days valid.
Other than those special permits you will require Manaslu Conservation entry permits and Annapurna Conservation entry permits as well.
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking Map
Best time to Trek Manaslu and Tsum valley.
Most of the trekking season begins in Nepal from Mid September to early December in autumn season and from early March to May in spring season. October November and March to May is pick season so it is always busy most of the popular trekking route. Similarly October November and December in autumn season just before hit winter and Marc, April and May is best time just before hit monsoon Trekking to Manaslu Tsum valley trek.
Recently our clients did another 29 days trip to Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek and continue to Nar Phu valley (hidden valley Nar and Phoo) over Thorong La Pass to Jomsom. More details of the trip Manaslu, Tsum Valley, Nar-Phu, and Annapurna please follow the link given blog written by Bruno.
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek short Itinerary;
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1338 meters)
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 03: Drive to Sotikhola (530 meters)
Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola. (930 meters)
Day 05: Trek to Jagat. (1120 meters)
Day 06: Trek to Lokpa. (2240 meters)
Day 07: Trek to Chumling. (2368 meters)
Day 08: Trek to Chhokangparo. (3010 meters)
Day 09: Trek to Mu Gompa. (3700 meters)
Day 10: Trek to Chhokangparo. (3010 meters)
Day 11: Trek to Gomba Lungdang. (3200 meters)
Day 12: Trek to Lokpa. (2240 meters)
Day 13: Trek to Deng. (1860 meters)
Day 14: Trek to Namrung. (2630 meters)
Day 15: Trek to Lho. (3180 meters)
Day 16: Trek to Sama Gaon. (3525 meters)
Day 17: Acclimatization day at Sama Gaon.
Day 18: Trek to Samdo. (3860 meters)
Day 19: Trek to Dharmasala. (4460 meters)
Day 20: Cross Larke La (5106 meters) and trek to Bhimthang. (3610 meters)
Day 21: Trek to Tilche. (2300 meters)
Day 22: Trek to Dharapani (1960 meters) and drive to Besisahar (730 meters).
Day 23: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 24: Free day at Kathmandu.
Day 25: Departure.
- Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1335 meters) .
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. (Overnight at Hotel)
- Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation .
A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 03: Drive to Sotikhola (530 meters) .
We leave early in the morning for Sotikhola via Arughat. We stay on a highway in the morning but most part of the driving is done on the dusty newly built roads. We camp at Sotikhola.(8 to 9 hours drive) (Overnight at Tea House. Breakfast, Dinner included)
- Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (930 meters) .
The trek heads north and follows the Budhi Gandaki River for the whole day. The trek stays close and follows the Budhi Gandaki River all way up to the base of the Larkya pass, and crosses and re-crosses the river several times through suspension bridges. The trail undulates through Lapu Beshi, then continues on the sandy banks of the river, and finally reaches Machha Khola. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Tea House)
- Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1120 meters) .
The trail stays relatively easy in the morning and goes through Khorlabesi. A brief stop at Tatopani, to check out the hot spring is followed by a steep climb through Dobhan. The trail drops down into the banks of the Yaru Khola at Yaru Beshi, campsite for the day and is followed by couple of good climbs until Jagat, a small village by the banks of Budhi Gandaki River. (5-6 hours) (Overnight at Tea House)
- Day 06: Trek to Lhokpa (2240 meters) .
The trail once again enters the sandy banks for a brief period. The path gets steep near Sirdibas and after crossing a dramatic suspension bridge, another good climb leads to a beautiful village of Phillim, the biggest village until the pass. The trail steadily loses height and enters Tsum valley. A relatively comfortable path follows and a final brief climb ends at Lhokpa. Ganesh Himal (7422 meters) and Shringi Himal (7161 meters) appears on opposite directions at Lhokpa. (5-6 hours) (Overnight at Tea House)
- Day 07: Trek to Chumling (2368 meters) .
After three suspension bridges in the morning, a steep ascent follows for the rest of the day. At the end of the day, the ascent starts to turn into a gradual nice walk and reaches Chumling. It is a short day as the trek enters into higher elevations. (4 hours) (Overnight at Tea House)
- Day 08: Trek to Chhokangparo (3010 meters) .
The day’s trek is relatively on an easy terrain as the trek heads higher into Tsum Valley. The trail follows one of the tributaries of the Budhi Gandaki River and follows it for most part of the day. After passing a small monastery, the trail crosses another tributary and slowly starts to ascent. The climb ends at Chhokangparo, the biggest settlement of Tsum Valley. Several mountains can be viewed from this village. (6 hours) (Overnight at Tea House)
- Day 09: Trek to Mu Gompa (3700 meters) .
An easy trek leads through several small villages of Leru, Ngakyu and finally Lamagaun. After a brief visit to the Milarepa Cave, the trail continues on the riverbed and passes villages of Lar, Phurbe, Pangdun and reaches the twin village of Chule and Nile. Still staying with the river, the trail now starts to slowly climb through a narrow valley. A final brief steep climb leads out of the valley and ends the day at Mu Gompa.(6-7 hours) (Overnight at Tea House)
- Day 10: Trek to Chhokangparo (3010 meters) .
The trek retraces back on the same route until the village of Lar and then takes a different route back to Chhokangparo via Rachen Gompa. However, the terrain is similar to the one taken the day before. (5-6 hours) (Overnight at Tea House)
- Day 11: Trek to Gomba Lungdang (3200 meters) .
The trail now descends down to the village of Dumje and a long steep climb in a different valley follows. The terrain slowly turns easier but still continues to climb and only ends at Gomba Lungdang. Ganesh Himal (7422 meters) stands tall and close to the monastery adding an edge to the already serene environment.(5 hours) (Overnight at Tea House)
- Day 12: Trek to Lhokpa (2240 meters) .
The trek once again retraces back on the previously travelled route back to Chumling via Dumje. Still continuing on the same route the day’s trek finally ends at Lhokpa. (6 hours) (Overnight at Tea House)
- Day 13: Trek to Deng (1860 meters) .
After a brief drop back into the narrow valleys, the trek exits the Tsum Valley and again joins the Budhi Gandaki River. After crossing the river, the path gets steeper for a while and then steadies near Pewa. After Pewa, another uphill walk continues for the rest of the day and ends at Deng. The change in culture can be experienced at Deng. The people, culture and the houses in the villages from Deng are heavily influenced by Tibetans and completely differ with the people and their culture from the people lower in the valley. (5 hours) (Overnight at Tea House)
- Day 14: Trek to Namrung (2630 meters) .
A quick drop down to the river is followed by a steep climb until the village of Rana. The trail yet again drops and gradually ascends to Bihi Phedi and then undulates into the valley and finally reaches Ghap. The trek continues gradually gaining more height through the forest following the now much smaller Budhi Gandaki River. A steep climb through the forest until the village of Namrung ends the day. (7-8 hours) (Overnight at Tea House)
- Day 15: Trek to Lho (3180 meters) .
From Namrung onwards, the trek now enters into the higher altitude. After a brief walk on an easy terrain, the trail starts to go uphill until the village of Shyo. View of Manaslu (8156 meters) appears towards west as the path drops into a river and yet again gets uphill until it reaches Lho. (4-5 hours) (Overnight at Tea House)
- Day 16: Trek to Sama Gaon (3525 meters) .
The trail once again drops into a river and yet again, is followed by a climb. The climb ends at Shyala and the valley starts to open up with the trail turning into an easy walk through the pasture lands. (4-5 hours) (Overnight at Tea House)
- Day 17: Acclimatization day at Sama Gaon .
The options at Sama Gaon are a short hike to the nearby beautiful lake named Birendra Taal or a full day hike (6 hours) to the Pungyen Gomba and back. (Overnight at Tea House)
- Day 18: Trek to Samdo (3860 meters) .
The trail gradually climbs through the valley and continue to follow the river. The path then gets steeper at the end of the day and reaches the village of Samdu, with Samdu Peak (6335 meters) towering on the east direction. (3 hours) (Overnight at Tea House)
- Day 19: Trek to Dharmasala (4460 meters) .
The trail gradually descends briefly and then starts to ascend afterwards towards the Larkya Glacier. The path becomes easier and ends at the start of the next day’s climb at Dharmasala. (3 hours) (Overnight at Tea House)
- Day 20: Cross Larkya La (5235 meters) and trek to Bhimthang (3610 meters) .
An early start and a gradual ascend into the Larkya Glacier only ends at the top of the pass. The top rewards with the views of Himlung (7126 meters), Annapurna II (7937 meters), Kang guru (6981 meters) and several other pinnacles standing above 6000 meters. A steep drop starts on the snow and later on, the glacial moraine continues for the rest of the day. The descent finally ends with the view of Bhimthang located on a huge flat ground. (7-8 hours) (Overnight at Tea House)
- Day 21: Trek to Tilche (2300 meters) .
The trail quickly drops in and out of a glacier and then starts to drop towards the lower valley through the forest. The path once again follows the river by its banks and finally passes through Surki Khola and Goa while consistently losing more altitude. The path continues to get downhill and finally ends at Tilche. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Tea House)
- Day 22: Trek to Dharapani (1960 meters) and drive to Besisahar (730 meters) .
The path still continues to go down and joins a newly constructed road near before reaching the busy settlement of Dharapani. The trail here joins with the famed Annapurna Circuit and also the newly constructed road as well. This is also the end of the trek and we drive to Besisahar and stay overnight in the town. (2 hours and 5-6 hours drive) (Overnight at Tea House)
- Day 23: Drive to Kathmandu .
We drive back to Kathmandu and enjoy the afternoon with the luxuries of the cities. (7-8 hours drive) (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 24: Free day at Kathmandu .
A leisure day in Kathmandu which can used for an early morning mountain flights to Everest or can extended into further more tours to Chitwan, Lumbini etc. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 25: Departure .
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future. (Breakfast included)
ALL ITINERARIES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUESTS ACCORDING TO YOUR CONVENIENCE.
- Arrivals and departure transport by car (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport)
- Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudhanath and Pasupatinath) with city guide and necessary transport.
- 4 nights accommodation (2 persons per room) in Kathmandu in a 3* standard Hotel with breakfast.
- All necessary land transportations (a private car/bus).
- All meals and hot drinks during the trek at local tea houses, lodges.
- Salary, insurance, food, accommodation for guides and porters.
- 2 in sharing porter to carry your luggage on trek. (Per person 15 kilogram luggage).
- Tsum valley restricted area entry permits & Manaslu restricted area entry permits.
- Manaslu conservation entry permits, Annapurna Conservation entry permits & TIMS Card.
- Medicine First Aid Kit.
- Government taxes and service charge.
- Nepal entry Visa Fee.
- Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Entry fee at the sightseeing sites.
- Personal expenses like beverages (mineral water, alcohol, soft drinks), telephone bills, laundry, bar bills, personal tips etc.
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.
You must bring the following items:
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 L.
Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
Warm jacket (down)*
Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it.
Dates and Price
|Start Date||End Date||Availability||Price||Booking|
|Jan 01,1970||Jan 01,1970||Closed||$1845||N/A|
Note: Contact us if the departure dates doesn't suit you. We can also arrange you a personalized trek according to your convenience. For more details, Contact Us
All our fixed departure is guaranteed minimum group size 2 people.