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Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek with Larke pass lies in 100 Km northwest from Kathmandu in the lap of Manaslu Himal. Mt Manaslu is an eighth highest mountain in the world. Manaslu Base camp combine with Tsum valley trekking offers an excellent view of Shringi (7,187m), Ngadi Chuli (7,871m), Buddha Himal, Himal Chuli (7,893m), Annapurna range and Ganesh Himal.

Manaslu Himalayan ranges are a source of the Budi Gandaki River. Furthermore mu Gomba, Gumba lungdang, Lho, Sama Gaun, and Samdo village are the top famous places for side trips and in the meantime, you will have incredible views of Manaslu Himalayan ranges.

You can hike to Pungyen Monastery where you can see an impressive view of Mt. Manaslu glacier and Himalchuli and Birendra Lake. Moreover, there are some pristine lakes (Dud Kunda Lake) along the Larke la pass.

Watching these Himalayan ranges and descend to the Beautiful village of Bimthang and Dharapani where you met the main Annapurna trekking route. Manaslu larke pass combine with Tsum Valley Trek possible to do in any time (except winter) throughout the year.


Manaslu Tsum valley trek itinerary detail

Around Manaslu Trek combine with Tsum valley is a classical trek with 25 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to hike in Around Manaslu with relaxing manner itinerary however if you are planning with limited time wise than taking a look this special itinerary on Around Manaslu short trek – 15 Days.

Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 2 World heritage sites – Kathmandu city tour, 6 hours !.

All aspects of gear and conditions are discussed to make sure you’re fully prepared for the trip. After lunch, we explore this medieval capital city Kathmandu. Today we visit Boudhanath stupa (one of the tallest Stupa of Nepal), Pashupatinath temple (Hindu’s most holy temple) where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later on, we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and oldest markets of Nepal called Asan Tole and return to the hotel to stay overnight.

Day 3Overland drive to Soti Khola (775m/2,534) passing Arughat bazaar, 8 hours.

Your trekking staff will come to your Hotel early in the morning at 7.00 am to pick you up; from there we have an 8 hour driving journey to Arughat. From Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi for 3.30 hours is a comfortable drive. To go further to Arughat Bazaar, we have to drive four hours roughly on dirt road.

Reaching Arughat, we search for local bus/jeep transfer to drive further to Soti Khola on the same day. Follow the Budhi Gandaki River toward its point of origin. We pass the village of Morder and Simre to reach Arkhat and Soti Khola.

Day 4Trek to Machha Khola (900m/2,943 ft), 5.30 hours.

The trail descends slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. Pass the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Labubesi, the trail follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki. Camp tonight at Machha River. Stay overnight at guest house.

Day 5Jagat trek (1340m/4,382 ft) village, 6 hours.

After crossing Machha River and Khrola besi, there is a hot spring called “Tatopani”. The trail follows forested area after this toward Dovan. Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. At Jagat, there is a police check-post where your trekking permit will be checked. Stay overnight at guest house..

Day 6Jagat to Lokpa (2,260m/7,390 ft) village, 6 hours

From Jagat, after descending a long series of stone steps back down to the river, we then climb on wonderful stone steps along a terraced hillside to the small hamlet of Saguleri and Sirdibas, from where we can see the impressive Sringi Himal (7,187m). We pass through the charming, villages during the day. Our route continues upstream, and again we have a steep climb to reach Philim. Then there are two trails where one crosses a bridge and heads for Manaslu and the trail for Tsum valley heads right and then ascends for a couple of hours to Lokpa (2,260m). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 7Lokpa to Chumling (2,360m/7,717 ft), 7 hours

Today, the trek is easy. Our lunch and stay place is the same place. We take the trail heads down for half an hour before it then ascends steeply up. We then have a half hour descent to the riverside and cross the beautiful wooden bridge, before the final ascent of up to an hour to Chumling. They have a primary level school, a small clinic, with great views of the Ganesh Himal range. We are now in an area of Tibetan culture where they import goods from Tibet.

Day 8Trek to Rachen Bompa (3,300m/10,791 ft), 6 hours.

This is a tough and long day of walking but the scenic views of the valley amply compensates for the long walk. Chhokangparo is located at an altitude of 3010m above sea level is situated on flat land and consists of 2 settlements, Chhokang and Paro. From here you can get superb views of the Ganesh Himal range. Some households practice polyandry down here. This area is prominent for its Tibetan Buddhist heritage. Stay overnight in the guest house of Rachen Gumpa.

Day 9Trek to Mu Gompa (3,700m/12,099 ft), 5:30 hours

Nile (3361m) is the last village heading north in the upper Tsum valley. It is situated on the banks of the Shiar Khola and it consists of a large number of households. Mu Gompa is home to a very old monastery and there are no village establishments here. It is located at the highest and farthest point in the Tsum valley. This trail is used to import and export things to and from Tibet. You may come across several yak trains supplying goods to local villages. Stay overnight in the guest house of Mu Gumpa.

Day 10Exploration day on Mu Gomba.

Today we can take excursions to the many snow-covered peaks in the area for the most spectacular views of this trek. Take a Half day walk to the Nunnery and to a small pond a bit further up to Nunnery. Or day a full day trek to Vajyo with your packed lunch as there are no places to buy our lunch. Stay overnight in the guest house in Mu. Gumpa.

Day 11Trek to Rainjam (2,600m/8,528 ft) via Chhule (3,347m / 10,945 ft), 7 hours.

On an entirely descending path. This day you can enjoy glimpses of the Punchen Himal that is unique in shape. This day you continue your descent by retracing the path from your ascent. Stay overnight in the Guest house.

Day 12Gomba Lungdang hiking (3,200m/10,464 ft.), 6 hours

On the way you can enjoy views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. Gomba Lungdang is home to a beautiful and large monastery that houses monks (all females). Men are not permitted in some areas of this monastery., the most spectacular sunrise through Ganesh Himal range is a magic moment. Stay overnight in Lodge.

Day 13Descend to Ripchet village, 6 hours.

After Breakfast at Gumpa, we take downhill keep our unforgettable and very close views of Ganesh Himal range to Rainjam and then gradual up and downhill to Ripchet, Ripchet is a big village where there are about 70 families living, its one of the most laid-back village in this region, You can find very simple lodges. Stay overnight at Ripchet.

Day 14Trek descend to Lokpa (2,240m/7,325 ft), 6 hours.

Trail heads all the way down to Chumling village and then onto Lokpa. You will feel great here having been to higher altitude. Lokpa a small place where there is just one lodge, but they also have nice camping places.

Day 15Trek to Deng village (1,830m/5,984 ft), 7 hours.

we cross the strong metal bridge over Budi Gnadaki and trek west of the river. Now we begin to slide up and down through beautiful tropical forest dominated by bamboos, cross the bridge over Budi Gandaki once again and arrive at Pewa (1730 m). Thirty minutes of uphill walk brings us to fascinating Nubri Valley where we can see plenty of symbols of Tibetan Buddhism. Stay overnight at Deng village.

Day 16 Namrung trek (2,540m/8,306 ft), 7 hours.

Ghap is a traditional Buddhist inhabitants with myriads of Mani stones and Chortens that indicates the influence of Tibetan Buddhism. Beyond Ghap we cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki River and walk along the cultivated fields and the final push of the day’s trek climbs up through the beautiful low alpine forest all the way to Namrung. Namrung is a beautiful highland hamlet with abundant traces of Buddhism. Stay overnight at Deng village.

Day 17Trek to Lho (3,200m/10,464 ft), 7 hours.

After crossing the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki we follow the path lined with houses that are interspersed with cultivated fields. At Namru, there is a police check post again. After Namru, across the Hinan river originating from Linda Glacier and continue on to Sho. Naike peak, Manaslu north (7,774 m) and Manaslu (8,150 m) are visible from here. Tonight we fix the camp near a spring at Lho gaon – a small village. Stay overnight at lodge / guest house.

Day 18Sama gompa trek (3,500m/11,445 ft), 6 hours.

You will pass the stone gate and long Mani stone wall of the village after Lho with full view of Peak 29 ahead. You can make a side excursion to Pungen Glacier from here to get a very close up view of Manaslu. Follow the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier toward Sama. From the village of Sama, it takes another 20 minutes to reach Sama Gompa for night halt. Stay overnight at guest house.

Day 19Samagaon exploration day.

We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air and also for local excursion to visit Birendra lake.

Day 20Trek to Dharmasala (4,460m/14,584 ft), 6 hours.

Today, we climb a terraced hill on the opposite bank of Budhi Gandaki River from here towards a most remote permanent settlement to Samdo. Around 200 families are living there. At Samdo, you can have lunch & walk to Larke Phedi or Dharamsala. You will have almost the best view of Mt. Manaslu, Samdo (Pang phuchuli), Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu Glacier, Manaslu ice fall and several other majestic peaks. Stay overnight at guest house in Dharmasala.

Day 21Cross Larkya La (5,215m/17,053 ft) and trek Bhimthang (3, 590 m) 7 hours.

We first climb towards Cho Chanda and then slowly head steeply uphill towards the snowed-up pass. From the top the panorama is magnificent: Himlung Himal (7,126 m), Cheo Himal (6,820 m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6,981 m) and the Annapurna II (7,937 m). The descent is not an easy as you walk over the moraines towards Bhimphedi. Stay overnight at lodge in Bimthang.

Day 22Trek to Tilje (3,900m/12,753 ft) 5 hours.

Almost whole day, you need to walk down hill through big mixed forest including rhododendrons. Tilje is nice and old typical Gurung village where you will have a very good hot shower. Stay overnight at guest house.

Day 23Trek to Dharapani (1,860m/6,100 ft), 1 hour walk. Drive to Kathmandu, 10 hours.

Follow the trail downstream of Marshyangdi River, passing through the scattered villages to Dharapani village. As we have a plan to drive out to Besisahar today, we take a local jeep (passenger collection basis). Roughly for jeep drive down from Dharapani to Besisahar takes about 6 hours. Then immediately we take a local microbus to Kathmandu. The drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu takes about another 6 hours roughly.

Day 24Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.


How much does the Manaslu Tsum valley trek cost?

Hike around Manaslu combine with tsum valley trek cost on USD 1,680 per person is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation in Thamel, Kathmandu and of course the trip price will vary according to group size.

For the deluxe and luxury Tent style trekking tour plan, 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know the new quote. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Manaslu Tsum valley trek cost include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights twin sharing Tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast plan
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Guest hose basis accommodation while you are on trek.
  • Around Manaslu special trekking permits USD 70 per person per week
  • Around Tsum valley special trekking permits USD 35 per person per week
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and Manaslu conservation permits and their fees.
  • World heritage sites seeing transfer by private vehicle.
  • Regular Bus transfer from Kathmandu to Arughat bazzar
  • Local jeep (passanger collection basis) from Dharapani to Besisahar. Micro Bus to Kathmandu.
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Manaslu tsum valley trekking cost exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
Group join

We can organize private Around Manaslu Trek combine with Larke pass Trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Trip Date




Sept 10, 2019 – Oct 03, 2019


USD 1,595

Sept 15, 2019 – Oct 8, 2019


USD 1,595

Sept 20, 2019 – Oct 13, 2019


USD 1,595

Sept 30, 2019 – Oct 23, 2019


USD 1,595

Oct 05, 2019 – Oct 29, 2019


USD 1,595

Oct 10, 2019 – Nov 03, 2019


USD 1,595

Oct 15, 2019 – Nov 8, 2019


USD 1,595

Oct 18, 2019 – Nov 11, 2019


USD 1,595

Oct 20, 2019 – Nov 13, 2019


USD 1,595

Oct 25, 2019 – Nov 18, 2019


USD 1,595

Oct 30, 2019 – Nov 24, 2019


USD 1,595

Nov 05, 2019 – Nov 29, 2019


USD 1,595

Nov 10, 2019 – Nov 03, 2019


USD 1,595

Nov 15, 2019 – Dec 08, 2019


USD 1,595

Nov 20, 2019 – Dec 13, 2019


USD 1,595

Nov 30, 2019 – Dec 22, 2019


USD 1,595

Feb 10, 2020 – Mar 03, 2020


USD 1,595

Feb 20, 2020 – Mar 13, 2020


USD 1,595

Feb 25, 2020 – Mar 18, 2020


USD 1,595

Mar 10, 2020 – Apr 03, 2020


USD 1,595

Apr 20, 2020 – May 13, 2020


USD 1,595

Apr 25, 2020 – May 18, 2020


USD 1,595

May 10, 2020 – June 03, 2020


USD 1,595

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Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available


Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flight details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need the experience to do Manaslu tsum valley trekking?

Answer: It is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking, if you have about the little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on around Manaslu tsum valley trek?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu. During the trekking routes, there are basic accommodation with a cozy bed, nice mattress, and blankets. So, we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in Manaslu tsum valley trekking?

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in Manaslu trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along Manaslu tsum valley trek group?

Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on express Around Manaslu tsum valley lodge trek ?

Answer: You can buy bottled mineral water to drink in some places but we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on short Manaslu tsum valley trekking?

Answer: Some places of this trek route you can get telephone services. So we recommend you to buy the local NTC SIM card.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Around Manaslu tsum valley camping trek?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Is it possible to hire a guide and book all permits?

Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package trip, still you can hire our expert guide and book trek permit to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.

Question: Do I need walking polls ?

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.

Manaslu tsum valley trek highlights

  • Mount Manaslu 8,163m trek offers picturesque villages, turbulent river gorges with nice waterfalls.
  • Unique cultural, blend of Tibetan and Nepali people, and their daily life styles
  • Tibetan culture of Nuri people, Diversified unspoiled Eco systems
  • Fantastic views of Mt. Manasalu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh and others, Larkya la pass (5153m).

Manaslu tsum valley trek note !

As the information stated above is just a guide and standard template what we provide you, however, the trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip. It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be extensively altered.
If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“What makes Manaslu Tsum valley trek special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

Manaslu and Tsum valley trek review

Manaslu and Tsum valley trek review

100% 5 star based on – 210 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

This time we made the Manaslu with Tsum valley, we have booked the necessary guide and porters at Gokyo Treks and Expedition. From the beginning there was an excellent communication with Ammar, the director, and everything was set up within a few days .

Arriving in Nepal we stayed two days at Ammar`s homestay. Then we were introduced to our guide Kamal, who is a very reliable and funny person, he made our trip to one of our best experiences and we did the Larke la pass after Tsum valley without any problems. The whole trek is fantastic, the scenery and nature couldn`t be more beautiful. I can recommend Gokyo Treks and Expeditions without any doubt and I am sure we would like to have Kamal as our guide the next time we trek in Nepal !!! – Markus Gangeurwurger, Germany

Trip Price : USD 1,595 Per Person

    1. Duration of trek: 23 Days
    2. Trek Grading: Easy to Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 5215m /17,053 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-20 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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