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Manaslu-Tsum Valley Trek

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highlights
  • Spectacular views of Ganesh and Mt Manaslu, the world's eight highest mountain
  • Refreshing bath in a natural hot spring.
  • Local life and Culture, 1905m in Lhokpa to over 5093m at Ngula Dhojhyang pass.
  • The day of crossing the Larke pass with its 5100 meters
The trek around Manaslu-Tsum Valley was officially opened to tourists in 1991. This region of Nepal sees few trekkers, which makes a visit here more exclusive and well-preserved. The Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking region offers pristine nature and great trekking trails and is therefore an ideal trekking destination in Nepal if you have 25 days available. We kindly refer to the itinerary tab for a day-to-day itinerary for this trek.

The trek will start in Kathmandu early morning at 06:30 am where we will take a 6 hours bus drive to Arughat where the trekking will start. Arughat lies at an altitude of 700 meters.

The highest and hardest day of the trek is the day of crossing the Larke pass at 5100 meters. The fact that the trek has such a high variation in altitude also means that you will be passing through a great deal of varying landscapes and climatic zones.

The ‘Abominable Snowman‘ or ‘Yeti’ has reportedly been seen in this remote land, the Tsum Valley is also home to a pilgrimage route as it is believed that the great Buddhist Guru Milarepa once meditated in a mountain cave of this valley. On this trek you will also get to see the natural hot springs in Tatopani. It is believed that the hot water of this spring cure any kind of skin infection.

During this trek you will get spectacular views of Ganesh Himal and Mt. Manaslu, the world's 8th highest mountain. The word 'Tsum' stems from the Tibetan word 'Tsombo', which means vivid. The remote and vivid Tsum Valley is an attraction in itself. In comparison to all trips to Nepal this is the absolute highlight, with strong, friendly, hospitable people, a living Buddhist culture and untouched wildlife because of Buddhist prohibitions on hunting.

Tsum Valley is a very sacred place for Buddhists, and Tsum valley holds important old monasteries. For centuries, people here have been dependent on subsistence agriculture, grazing herds of yak, and small trade too.

As an added feature to this trek you will be visiting Buddhist Lama who will teach us about the basics of Buddhism and help coordinate a special blessing ceremony at one of the area monasteries. Buddhist Lama is also willing to lead optional brief meditation sessions for interested clients. The altitude of Tsum Valley Trekking varies from 1905m in Lhokpa to over 5093m at Ngula Dhojhyang pass on the Tibetan border.

The Manaslu -Tsum trek is a restricted trekking area and can only be done by 2 people or more.

If you have any questions to this trek, please do not hesitate to contact us via the chat.
Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (640m) and trek to Soti khola(710m)
Day 2: Trek to Khorlabesi (970m)
Day 3: Trek to Jagat (1350m)
Day 4: Trek to Lokpa (2240m)
Day 5: Trek to Chumling(2385m)
Day 6: Trek to Chhokangparo(3031m).
Day 7: Trek to Nile- Chhule(3361m)
Day 8: Trek to Mu Gompa(3710m).
Day 9: Explore around Mu Gompa.
Day 10:Trek down to Chhokam paro(2460m).
Day 11:Trek to Lokpa(2240m)
Day 12: Trek to Bihi phedi (2130m)
Day 13: Trek to Namrung (2630m)
Day 14:Trek to Lho (3180m)
Day 15: Trek to Samagaun (3500m)
Day 16: Trek to Samdo (3860m)
Day 17: Trek to Dharamasala (4480m)
Day 18: Cross the Larke pass (5100 m) trek down to Bimtang (3720 m)
Day 19: Bimtang to Tilije (2300m).
Day 20: Trek to Dharapani and drive to Besishar (760m).
Day 21: Drive from Besishar to Kathmandu.
what’s included
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Tea house (Lodge) accommodation during the trek.
  • 1 mountain guide.
  • ACAP, MCAPand Manaslu and Tusm valley restricted area permit.
  • Bus to Arughat bazar and again back to Kathmandu from Besisharr.
  • First aid kit.
  • Use of Sleeping bag, down jacket, Duffel bag and walking poles (if you don't have your own, To be return after trip completed))
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Worst case, arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service, if needed (paid by your Travel insurance).
  • Nepal Eco Adventure T-shirt and cap.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms).
  • Assistant guide group size above 4+ person.
  • Manaslu- Tusm valley trekking map.
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
what’s excluded
  • Nepal visa fees.
  • Meal and accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Drinks and beverages
  • All desserts, sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 21 days
Minimum Participants 2 people
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English & Nepali
Trek difficulty Hard
Maximum altitude 5100 meters
Starts/Ends Kathmandu, Nepal/Kathmandu, Nepal
customer reviews
5.0 - Excellent Based on 3 reviews
Fantastic experience
Harry Ingleby From Canada At
5 - Excellent
“Wonderful trek experience, my favorite part was the Tsum Valley extension - walking through the pine forest, with rhododendrons in bloom and surrounded by birdsong, was lovely, particularly with the reduced levels of donkey traffic relative to the main route! Crossing the Larkya La in perfect weather made for a stunning climax to the trip.”
Manaslu circuit trek
Brook From USA At
5 - Excellent
“The Manaslu Trek is a fantastic trip. The scenery is breathtaking and experiencing the people and culture was amazing. It was a trip of a lifetime and I am so grateful for my wonderful guide, Bijay Karkhi. He was so attentive and communicated well what to expect each day.”
“Fantastic company, fantastic trip!”
Rama Geeves From New Zealand At
5 - Excellent
“Hiking the Manaslu Circuit & Tsum Valley with Nepal Eco Adventures worked out so so well. Our guides provided plenty of valuable knowledge about the areas we were travelling through and would always happily play translator when we wanted to talk to local villagers. Our porters were such a happy crew and always hunting for the next laugh. I had never previously done a guided trip like this and coming from NZ I am used to carrying my own pack so the idea felt strange. The reality though was great! Our guides and porters added so much invaluable character and insight to our experience that I couldn't recommend them enough. Thank you Chhatra, Keshab & the rest of the team. Best of luck for the future.”
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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