Manaslu - Tsum Valley Trekking

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  • Trekking
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 21 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +19
  • Exploring the Budhi Gandaki River valley
  • Experience the Nepalese and Tibetan mixture culture
  • Walking between the borders of Nepal and Tibet
  • Crossing Larkya La over 5,215m
This Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking tour takes you on an adventure like you've never seen before. It represents a journey to some of the most enchanting, alluring, and mystical peaks and mountainscapes around Manaslu and combines it with the magical scenes of Tsum Valley. Manaslu, the eighth highest peak on the planet, is sure to be one of the highlights of your Manaslu tour. The Buddhist charm of Tsum Valley is incredibly refreshing as well.

We drive to Arughat from Kathmandu where the trek commences. Passing through terraced fields and small villages, we walk past Budhi Gandaki reaching the village of Lapubesi. The walk to Tatopani crosses forests and small villages, bestows a hot spring bath to relax in the evening. Views of Sringi Himal accompanies us on the way to Philim.

Passing Chumling we reach Chhokangparo in the Upper Tsum Valley with towering views of Ganesh Himal, Boudha Himal and Himal Chuli. En route to Nile/Chhule, we pass through Piren Phu (pigeon cave), a sacred location which preserved Buddhist murals, scripts and carved stones where we stop for exploration. Our next stop is the Mu Gompa at 3700m from where we move to Rachen Gompa, a nunnery. The walk to Gumba Lungdang passes through pine and rhododendron forests and crosses the Siyar Khola. We rest here and take a trip to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp.

The route to Lokpa, our next stop has no proper lodging or facilities, so we start early. From Lokpa to Ghap to Lho, we pass Gurung and Thakali villages. At Samagaon, we take a rest for another day and explore the village. We gradually gain altitude from here to Samdo, Dharmasala and cross the Larke La pass at 5200m to reach Bhimtang which marks the end of the trek. We will now begin our journey back passing through Pokhara and the way back.

Whether you wish to stay in Pokhara for a couple of days or go all the way back to Kathmandu is up to you.
4.5 - Very Good
Based on 3 reviews
5 - Excellent
  • Nicholas Ward
  • From Britain
  • On Feb 25 2021
Manasalu circuit & Tsum Valley 2018
3 - Average
  • Anonymous
  • From Switzerland
  • On Nov 04 2018
“Manasalu circuit is getting popular. Since we went in 2014 all the way to Samdo, we have a reference. On Oct. 24.2018 passend 220 tourists the check point at Namrung. Four years ago there were hardly 40 of us travelling up the Bhudi Ghandaki. The hygienic conditions are worst as four years ago. In Samdo an avalanche of waste reach from the villlage allmost into the river. CAUSION: the terain at the west side of Larka La is very steep. In two days the traweller descend 3000m. Make sure that your knees are fit for this. Renting a horse in Bitmang cost 500$. In Tsum Valley the trail is decorated with hudreds of Red Bull tins. There is a monastery with 300 monks. I'am suspecting them of addiction to caffein and ignorance towards environment.”
5 - Excellent
  • Chun Ju Lin
  • From Taiwan
  • On Dec 02 2017
  • Day 1: Kathmandu to Arughat Bazar (600 m) by Bus/Jeep
  • Day 2: Arughat to Lapubesi (880 m)
  • Day 3: Lapubesi to Tatopani (930 m)
  • Day 4: Tatopani to Philim (1,590 m)
  • Day 5: Philim to Chumling (2,360 m)
  • Day 6: Chumling to Chhokang - Paro (3,010 m)
  • Day 7: Chhokang - Paro - Nile (3,361 m) - Mu Gompa (3,900 m)
  • Day 8: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3,240 m)
  • Day 9: Rachen Gompa to Gomba Lungdang (3,200 m)
  • Day 10: Day trip to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4,200 m)
  • Day 11: Gumba Lungdang to Lokpa (2,240 m)
  • Day 12: Lokpa to Ghap (2,160 m)
  • Day 13: Ghap to Lho (3,180 m)
  • Day 14: Lho to Samagaon (3,530 m)
  • Day 15: Explore the Sama Gaon
  • Day 16: Sama Gaon to Samdo (3,860 m)
  • Day 17: Samdo to Dharmasala (4,470 m)
  • Day 18: Dharmasala - larke La pass - Bhimtang (3,930 m)
  • Day 19: Trek from Bhimtang to Tiliche (2,320 m)
  • Day 20: Trek from Tiliche to Chyamje (2,430 m)
  • Day 21: Drive from Chyamje to Kathmandu
  • Airport pick up & drop by private Vehicle .
  • First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking professionals guide
  • All permits such as ACAP, MCAP, Manaslu & Tsum Valley Special
  • Public Bus to Trek starting point and from trek ending point to Kathmandu
  • All nights lodge accommodations while you are on trek
  • 3 times meals a day such as Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the trekking
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms).
  • Sleeping Bag and Down jacket as well as Duffel Bag ( Return after the trip)
  • Purified Drinking Water
  • Luggage storage facility
  • Farewell Dinner
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • International airfare, travel insurance and Nepal visa
  • Hotel and meal in Kathmandu
  • Porter If needed
  • Personal nature expenses such as all kinds of drinks, beverages, etc.
  • Tips for staffs
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Other Practical InformationAs Special Permits required for the Manaslu Trek. we need one full working day ( after you arrive) to issue the permit so please book your flight accordingly.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • Do I require a porter for carrying water?

    On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.

  • When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?

    We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.

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