Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Public Bus/Public jeep sharing
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 2-16
  • Max Elevation: 5106 m
  • Best Months: Mar, April, May, Sept, Oct & Nov

Highlights

  • Enjoy the beautiful Kathmandu to Macchakhola ride, passing through small villages, and forests.
  • Trek in the off-the-beaten and less crowded trekking trail that winds off to the restricted trekking region, Tsum valleValleylore the lifestyle and culture of the Tsumbas, the locals of Tsum Valley.
  • Visit Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa, Milarepa cave, Gompa Lungdang and Pungen Gompa important Buddhist sites of the region.
  • Complete two treks, the Manaslu circuit, and Tsum valley in a single trek.
  • Hike to the base camp of Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu base camp.
  • Summit the challenging and highest elevation of the Manaslu circuit trek, Larkya La Pass.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna, and Langtang Himal from Ganesh Himal base camp and Himlung, Annapurna, Cheo, Gyaji Kung, Kang Guru from Larkya la pass.
  • Explore the Nepal-Tibet border, Rui La.
  • Trek through the rich landscape of the Manaslu conservation area

 

About Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek

The Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek is one of the best treks of Nepal that allows trekkers to spend memorable days in the isolated region of Tsum Valley and Manaslu Valley. Both of these destinations are known for offering majestic views of the Himalayas and an experience among the ethnic communities that cannot be found anywhere else, as you will be spending nights in one of the oldest and most important monasteries of the region, Mu Gompa. Hence by the end of the trip, you will feel pure bliss with the time spent among the monks and also because of the less-crowded trails.

The Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek gives trekkers enough time to soak in the beautiful landscape of the region and to complete some of the challenging parts of the Tsum Valley and Manaslu circuit trek, like crossing the Larkya La pass, summiting Ganesh Himal and Manaslu base camp, which are also the major highlight of the trek. During this trek, you will walk past several ethnic village settlements and dense forests of the Manaslu conservation area, spend time with locals, explore some of the important Buddhist landmarks like Pungen Gompa, Gompa Lungdang, Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa, and the historic Milarepa cave, where the Guru Milarepa meditated for a very long time. The scenery in this trek is also worth admiring, as you can see grand views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Cheo, Himchuli, Langtang, Kang Guru, and Birendra Lake. In short, the Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek is a comprehensive package that allows trekkers to immerse culturally and naturally in the beauty of Manaslu and Tsum Valley. The trekking journey, which starts from Maccha Khola, ends in Dharapani, the starting point of the Annapurna circuit trek, and leaves an unforgettable experience and memories for the trekkers.

Buddhist Temple on the way to Tsum Valley Trek

1) Weather in Tsum Valley with Manaslu CircuitTrek:

The peak season for the Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek is Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November). During this time of the year, the weather is stable and pleasant, with clear skies, blooming rhododendrons, and wildflowers, and festivals like Dashain and Tihar add beauty to the Himalayas as well.

2) Accommodation during the Tsum Valley with Manaslu Circuit Trek:

Like any other trek in Nepal, during the Tsum Valley trek, you will be accommodated in Teahouses with basic facilities. While in the lower elevation, you can have private rooms with attached bathrooms, in the upper region, you will sleep in a twin room with a shared washroom. The rooms are well furnished and comfortable to spend nights. Although the teahouse provides blankets, it is always best to carry sleeping bags to keep yourself warm at night.

3) Acclimatization:

During the Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek, you will be acclimatizing at different altitudes to let the body adjust to the change in altitude. The first acclimatization stop of this trek is in Samagaun, during which we will explore the Manaslu base camp or do a side visit to Pungen Gompa. The next acclimatization is in Samdo, and we will explore the Tibet border and prepare ourselves for the challenging Larkya La trek.

Since this is a high-altitude trek with the highest elevation of 5106m, it is best to rest and acclimatize to prevent altitude sickness. Drinking plenty of water, slow walking, and getting a good night's sleep are crucial to avoid altitude sickness, so we will rest in Samagaun and Samdo, walk at a slow pace, and hydrate our bodies to complete the Manaslu Tsum Valley 23 days trek.

4) Travel Insurance for Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek:

The most challenging part of the Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek is crossing the Larkya La Pass, one of the longest passes in Nepal. Hence, there are several risks associated with the Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek, like altitude sickness and landslides. Therefore, we take Travel insurance for this trek seriously.
Having travel insurance that covers medical and emergency evacuation by Helicopter will help you pay expenses in case you have to be transferred to the hospital for immediate health care during the trip.

5) Guide and Porter:

A guide is compulsory for the Tsum Valley trek, and with the new rule of the Nepal Government, it is mandatory to hire a guide no matter where you are trekking in Nepal for safety reasons. So, you must have a guide, while a porter is not mandatory. You can hire a porter on the way if you have a heavy backpack. The cost of hiring a porter is not included in the program, so you can either pack light or offer some extra money to your guide, who might help you carry your bags.

 

Benefits of Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek with Beyond the Limits

  • Flexible Itinerary
  • Safety First with a First Aid Kit
  • 24/7 available for communication
  • Decades of experienced guides
  • Rents for hiking shoes, sleeping bags, and other equipment
  • Satellite Calls in large groups (more than 10) for treks.
  • Multiple Communication Platforms(Email, Whatsapp, Viber, Facebook, Instagram, WeChat)
  • Oximeter for Altitude Monitoring to check your pulse 
  • Easy booking and reservation System
  • Simple payment methods

Booking and Payment Process:

The booking and payment process in Beyond the Limits Trek and Expedition P Ltd. is hassle-free, as you can email us your requirement or leave a message on our website chat box.

Once we get a text/mail from you, we will answer all your queries and confirm the booking after receiving a certain amount for the trip. The payment can be made through a credit/debit card (Visa, Mastercard, Union Pay) or bank transfer.

Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek Itinerary

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Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu (1,400m/4,593ft.) - Transfer to Hotel

Beyond the Limit Treks and Expedition P. Ltd. welcomes you to the beautiful Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon landing at Tribhuvan International Airport terminal 01, we will receive and transfer you to your hotel.

Our representative Tour Manager give you a short briefing about your tour. Take rest and Dinner yourself

  • Breakfast
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400 meters

Today is a free day in Kathmandu for trekking preparation. You can do your last-minute shopping or rent any trekking gear required for the trek. There are plenty of shops in Thamel where you can rent trekking equipment at the best rate. Please feel free to contact your guide for assistance with shopping. Apart from this, we will also issue the necessary permit permits required for the trek. 

After the preparation, you can stroll down the streets of Thamel and explore the UNESCO-enlisted cultural heritage site and local market area.

  • Breakfast
  • 2-3 Star Hotel
  • kathmandu
  • 1,400 meters

The trekking journey starts with a ride to Macchakhola. The Kathmandu to Macchakhola drive is one of the most scenic rides, as you can enjoy the majestic countryside view, green hills, terraced fields, small villages, gushing rivers, and many more. As you drive from Arughat to Macchakhola via Soti Khola, you will open into the tranquil Budi Gandaki valley in the lap of the majestic Manaslu Himal.

Upon arriving in Macchakhola, please feel free to explore the surrounding area and rest well for long walks the next day.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Manchhakhola
  • 890 meters

Our trekking journey officially begins today. Initially, on the trail, we will cross the Thado Khola and walk to Kholabesi. On the way, you will walk along the dramatic waterfall, gorges, and landslide area and cross a bridge. From Kholabesi, you will walk past Tatopani, where you can dip your body to rejuvenate. Continuing the trekking journey, we will cross the suspension bridge over the Budi Gandaki River and arrive at Dovan. Ahead of the trek from Dovan, you will cross another bridge over the Yaru Khola and continue the uphill journey to Thado Bharyang. From Thado Bharyang, we will head down to the picturesque village of Jagat.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea house
  • Jagat
  • 1,340 meters

Today, we will be entering the restricted region of Manaslu, so we will initially register our permits at the Jagat Police check post and then head to Salleri. On the way to Lokpa, we will walk past several village settlements like Sirdibas, Ghatte Khola, and Philim. Although the trail before Philim was a mix of motorable track and uphill climb, the route from Philim to Ekle-Bhatti is relatively flat and easy. Ahead on the trail, the pathway to Tsum Valley and the Manaslu circuit separates, and we turn right towards the Tsum Valley.

Aiming at our destination, Lokpa, we will walk through the dense and beautiful forest and arrive at the first village of the Tsum Valley.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lokpa
  • 2,240 meters

The walk from Lokpa to Chumling is one of the best walks of the Tsum Valley trek, as you can enjoy the stunning views of Baudha and Shringi Himal. The Lokpa to Chumling walk covers 8 Km and passes through the wild yet peaceful nature. After crossing the first small suspension bridge, we will cross another bridge on the side of Shyar Khola. The trail ahead from the bridge is steep and is a mix of uphill and downhill journeys to Ghadhi Khola.

The next section from Ghadhi Khola to Chumling is an easy walk that offers majestic views of Chumling Valley and Ganesh Himal.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Chumling
  • 2386 meters

Today, we will enter the upper valley of Tsum Valley, crossing the villages of Dumje, Gho, and Chaurikharka. The Chumling to Chhokong Paro stretch is relatively challenging, as you will walk uphill on rocks. However, the walk from Chaurikharka to Chhokong Paro is worth it, as it opens into a wide valley with gorges and alpine forests. As you approach Chhaikampar, you will witness Buddhist chortens and prayer flags.

After arriving in Chhokong Paro, enjoy the views of Ganesh Himal and Himchuli, and explore the unique lifestyle and culture of the Tsombo people as you drink their special butter tea.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Chhokong Paro
  • 3031 meters

Wake up in the morning with beautiful Himalayan ranges and then head on our journey to Nile after registering at the checkpoint in the Chhaikamparo village. On the way to Nile, we will cross several villages like Chhokang, Lamagaun, Phurbe, Chhule, and Nile, along with the sacred monasteries of the region like Rachen Gompa and Milarepa cave.

Overnight stay in Nile.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Nile
  • 3,361 meters

In the morning, we will enjoy the beautiful views of Ganesh Himal, Buddha Himal, and Himchuli and then head on our journey to Mu Gompa. The hike from the Nile to Mu Gompa, the highest point of the Tsum valley, is magical as you walk on the high arid Himalayan terrain offering grand views of the high peaks. As Mu Gompa is one of the biggest monasteries in the region, you can explore the area, chat with monks, and meditate in peace.

Overnight stay in Mu Gompa

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Mu Gompa
  • 3,700 meters

Tracing back the trail, we will head down to Chhonkong Paro, passing through Rachen Gompa and the villages of Nile, Chule, and Phurbe. Rachen Gompa is another important Buddhist site of the region, located on the border of Nepal and Tibet.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Chhokong Paro
  • 3,130 meters

Today, we will enjoy the descending trail to Ripchet via Domje village. On the way, we will cross two bridges and walk along the bank of Shiar Khola before arriving at the beautiful Ripchet village.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Ripchet
  • 2,470m/8,103ft

The trail from Ripchet to Deng follows the downhill path via Lokpa and Gampul and crosses a bridge before entering the Manaslu trail. Walking along the Pewa khola, you will ascend through the forest to Deng.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Deng
  • 1,860 meters

Today initially, we will head down to the river and then cross the bridge over the Budi Gandaki River to ascend to Rana Gaun. Ahead of Rana Gaun, the trail separates Pork Village and Ghap. Taking the right, we will enter the Ghap village. The Ghap to Namrung trail passes through the dense forest of pine and bamboo, and after arriving in Namrung, you can enjoy the views of Siringi and Ganesh Himal.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Namrung
  • 2,630 meters

The Namrung to Samagaun stretch allows you to admire some of the beautiful village settlements of the area, like Lihi, Lho, and Shyala. During this journey, you can enjoy the grand views of Manaslu, Himchuli, and Shyaula Peak. Samagaun is one of the picturesque and biggest villages of the Manaslu region, so do explore the area during your stay.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Sama Gaun
  • 3,520 meters

Today is a rest day in Samagaun. Therefore, you can either explore the area or hike up to Pungen Gompa or Manaslu base camp to enjoy the 360-degree panorama of the Himalayas. Pungen Gompa is one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries in the area, so you hike to the point and watch mani stones, mountains, and glaciers. The Manaslu base camp hike can be challenging, but worth the view of Birendra Lake and Manaslu glacier.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Sama Gaun
  • 3,520 meters

The Samagaun to Samdo trek is the shortest hike of the Manaslu circuit trek. Although the trekking hours are short, the increasing altitude may create problems if you do not slow down. After arriving in Samdo, you can hike to Samdo Peak to enjoy the panoramic views of Manaslu and other Himalayas. The Samdo village lies in the shadow of the peak, so you can watch it from Samdo.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Samdo
  • 3,860 meters

Since you will be crossing Larkya La pass in two days, it's best to let your body acclimatize to the increasing altitude; hence, we will have another acclimatization in Samdo, during which we will hike to the Tibet Border Rui la and get back to Samdo.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Samdo
  • 3,860 meters

Today on the trail, you will cross a river and head towards the barren valley, the base of Larkya la, Dharmshala. The path is a mix of an uphill and downhill journey, and as the altitude increases, the air gets thin, so it is important to hydrate and walk slowly until you arrive at Dharmashala.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Dharmasala
  • 4,460 meters

The most challenging and awaited day is finally here; today, we will cross the Larkya La pass, walking on steep grassy slopes and moraines. After a descent to the four frozen lakes, we will climb the Larkya La pass and enjoy the panoramic views of several Himalayan ranges like Himlung Himal, Annapurna II, Cheo Himal, Gyaji Kung, Kang Guru, and many others.

After enjoying the views, we will head down to Bhimtang. As you approach Bhimtang, the valley opens into a meadow, and you can see mani walls and the beautiful Bhimtang village.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Bhimthang
  • 3,590 meters

Today, we will initially trek down to Gho village, This village will be the best village to relax after the pass. It is a nice sunny village, in the middle of the Jungle. This is a downhill journey.

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Gho Village
  • 2,515 meters

Your trekking journey ends today. You will Trek down Tilje village one of the unique villages and keep walking to Dharapani and drive to Besisahar by sharing a Jeep. Besisahar is the starting point of the Annapurna circuit trek and the ending point of the Manaslu circuit trek

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Besisahar
  • 760 meters

From Besisahar, you can catch a bus to Kathmandu or Pokhara, as per your further plan.

There is a private Jeep option too. It depends on your booking with Beyond the Limits treks and Expedition which standard package you book.

  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400 meters

Your 20N/21D, Tsum Valley, and Manaslu circuit trek ends here. If you do not have any other tours or plans in Nepal after this trek, we will drop you off at the airport for your flight back home, or you can join us for another venture in the Himalayas.

What's Included

Included

Transport

  • We will Provide Complimentary Pickup and drop service from Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport.
  • Ground Transportation  Kathmandu to Machha Khola by Bus (if you want to use a private Jeep $225 extra)
  • Ground Transportation from Dharapani to Beshisahar by sharing a jeep 
  • Ground Transportation from Besishar to Kathmandu by Bus 

Accommodation

  • 3-star standard hotel with Bed and Breakfast for 3 nights. (if you like a deluxe hotel let us know).
  • 20 nights of accommodations during the trek in teahouses

Food and Drinks

  • All meals Breakfast Lunch Dinner as per Itinerary in the Tea house during the Trek.
  • 3 times tea or coffee per day during the trek
  • 3 Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Seasonal Fresh Fruits after dinner in trek
  • Farewell Dinner

Trekking Staff

  • A highly experienced English-speaking trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
  • 1 Porter between two clients to carry your bags and personal belongings including their accommodation, transportation, food, salary, insurance
  • 1 Assistant Guide for every 8 trekkers including their accommodation, transportation, food, salary, insurance

Permits and Taxes

  • Manaslu Trekking permit (Restricted area special permit).
  • Tsum Valley restricted area permit
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Project permit (MCAP).
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit (ACAP).
  • All government Taxes, VAT, and office service charges.

Complimentary

  • Medical and Evacuation Insurance for staff (guide).
  • Trekking maps for the trek
  • First Aid box to be carried by the guide
  • Emergency rescue service arrangement ( Please do Insurance from your country that covers Medical and Evacuation)
  • Sleeping bag on request (you have to return after your Trek)
  • Complimentary Beyond the Limits Treks Duffel bags to keep your belongings to be carried by a porter if required
  • Certificate of Achievement
  • Farewell Dinner

Not Included

  • Nepal Visa fees.
  • City sightseeing if you like to do it (please let us know).
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • All drinks (tea, coffee, coke, beer, mineral water, whiskey). More than 3 cups of tea 
  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Any additional Transportation
  • Emergency evacuation cost (please do insurance that policy should cover medical and evacuation).
  • If any circumstances your early arrival or early departure.
  • Tips for guides and porters. (expected from guides and porters)
  • The Extra cost of any case early return from the tour. Anything beyond the included section above or an unforeseen event out of the control or beyond the limits may incur additional charges. Where possible we will negotiate with the client for alternative arrangements. 

Dates & Price

We have a departure Date for this Trek. If you like to make your departure you can email or WhatsApp us.

Start Date End Date Avaiability Price  
June 22, 2024 July 14, 2024 Available US$ 1399
June 25, 2024 July 17, 2024 Available US$ 1399
June 28, 2024 July 20, 2024 Available US$ 1399
June 30, 2024 July 22, 2024 Available US$ 1399
June 30, 2024 July 22, 2024 Available US$ 1399
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  • For instance, our devoted team is skilled at handling requests for specialized amenities such as limitless soft and hard drinks on your walk, five-star lodging in Kathmandu, or any other needs you may have. Contact Us at your convenience, and we'll help you customize your experience to the nth degree.
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You can be confident that Beyond the Limits Treks will treat your trip to the thrilling Manaslu with Tsum Valley with expertise, excellence, and a dedication to making lifelong experiences.