Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek
Tsum valley Manaslu trek lies in 100 Km northwest from Kathmandu in the lap of Manaslu range. Since the tallest Mountain Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Ranges are backdrop beauties of this serene valley, Tsum valley and Nubry valley creates the world’s one of the few untouched and isolated natural beauties.
Furthermore, Tsum valley Manaslu trek offers an opportunity to explore the beautiful mountains such as Mt Manaslu (8,156m), Shringi (7,187m), Ngadi Chuli (7,871m), Buddha Himal, Himal Chuli (7,893m), Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal, rich in biodiversity and flora and fauna as well as ancient art and culture.
Mu Gomba, Gumba lungdang, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu base camp, Tibet border from Samdoo are top highlighted for side trips. Trek to Tsum valley combine with Larke pass has rock-strewn trails with artistic chortens and the long line of Buddhist mani walls carved with paintings of deities and inscribed with prayers in their myriads of stone slabs.
As Tsum valley Manaslu trek has tough geographical conditions, there has been very less development so you can still explore the unique cultures centuries old. Tsum valley Manaslu trek route can be done any time (except winter) throughout the year.
Why people choose Tsum valley Manaslu trek?
Tsum valley combine with Larke pass trek is soft adventure trek combines with the great scenery of Tallest Manaslu family, beautiful landscapes and Tibetan Buddhism Cultural and Natural heritages starting from 800 m low elevation to 4600 meters with relatively short distances at more relaxed pace. Tsum valley Manaslu trek offers basic accommodation along the trekking routes run by the local inhabitants. The trek includes all meals, road-head transport, services of English speaking local trekking guide and porters to carry the luggage. You will only need to carry a day-pack and you can walk at your own pace.
Tsum valley Manaslu trek highlights and Himalayan Sights
Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft), Shringi Himal, Buddha Himal, Lamjung Himal 6931m, Walking up to the borders of Nepal and Tibet, explore the old monasteries, Ethnic group with unique culture, Explore the Tibetan Buddhism and tradition, Mystical flora and faunas.
Tsum valley manaslu trek grading
Our mystical trek to Tsum valley combine with Larke pass is suitable for all age people as we go up to 5200m. It is a soft adventure trek destination where you do not need any experience. However, it would be more good to do daily jogging or walking exercise is useful before you depart from your country. Our program has been prepared including rest day and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On the trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Tsum valley manaslu trek route covers
Arughat – Philim – Gumba lungdan – Mu Gomba – Namrung – Samagaon – Larke la pass – Besisahar.
Best season to explore Tsum valley manaslu trek
March, April, May, June, September, October and November.
Tsum valley manaslu trek itinerary outline
01 Day : Arrival in Kathmandu
02 Day : Trek preparation day in Kathmandu
03 Day : Overland drive to Arughat Soti Khola (775m/2,534 ft) 6 hours.
04 Day : Trek to Machha Khola (900m/2,943 ft) 5.30 hours.
05 Day : Trek to Jagat (1340m/4,382 ft) 6 hours.
06 Day : Jagat to Lokpa (2260m/7,390 ft), 6 hours.
07 Day : Lokpa to Chumling (2360m/7,717 ft), 7 hours
08 Day : Trek to Rachen Bompa (3300m/10,791 ft), 6 hours..
09 Day : Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m/12,099 ft), 5:30 hours.
10 Day : Exploration day on Mu Gomba.
11 Day : Trek to Rainjam (2600m.) via Chhule (3347m/10,945 ft), 7 hours.
12 Day : Trek to Gomba Lungdang (3200m/10,464 ft.), 6 hours
13 Day : Descend to Ripchet village, 6 hours.
14 Day : Trek to Deng village (2310m/7,554 ft) 6 hours.
15 Day : Trek to Ghap (2100m/6,867 ft) 7 hours.
16 Day : Trek to Lho (3200m/10,464 ft) 7 hours.
17 Day : Trek to Sama gompa (3500m/11,445 ft) 6 hours.
18 Day : Samagaon exploration. Trek to Samdo (4500m/14,715 ft) 5 hours.
19 Day : Hike samdo ri at morning. Trek to Dharmasala, 3 hours
20 Day : Cross Larkya La (5215m/17,053 ft) and trek Bhimthang (3590 m) 8 hours
21 Day : Trek to Tilje (3900m/12,753 ft) 5 hours.
22 Day : Trek to Dharapani (1,725m/5,640 ft). Drive to Besisahar, 5 hours.
23 Day : Overland drive back to Kathmandu city. Airport drop off, trip finish.
Tsum valley combine with larke pass trek itinerary details
Our trek to Tsum valley combine with larke pass trek is a classical trek route is designed for World explorers who wish to hike in this trek with relaxing manner itinerary than take a look this travel plan however if this itinerary suits you then email us to request a tailor-made itinerary.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
Day 02: Kathmandu city tour or World heritage sites seeing with tour guide, 6 hours
After breakfast, we start a guided tour to the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are landmarks as World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu city with our professional tour guide. The day tour includes the historic Hanuman dhoka Durbar Square (or Basantapur Durbar square or Kathmandu durbar square), the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine Buddha Nath stupa.
It is one of the largest Stupas of Nepal and one of the large stupa in the world. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. And transfer to hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Arughat (640m/2,093 feet). Further to Soti Khola, 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 Besi is a comfortable drive. Further, drive with the dirty road of spending around 4 hours, we reach to Arughat bazaar.
Follow the Budhi Gandaki River toward its point of origin. We pass the village of Morder and Simre to reach Arkhat River. After Arkhat we ascend slowly toward Kyoropani. Camp today nears the confluence of Seti River – an ideal place to take a freshwater bath.
Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (900m/2,943 feet), 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. Stay overnight at Machha khola guest house.
Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1340m/4,382 feet), 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. 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.
Day 06: Jagat to Lokpa (2260m/7,390 feet), 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 (7187m). We pass through the charming, villages during the day. Our route continues upstream, and again we have a steep climb to reach Philim Philim is nice place to take lunch. 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 (2260m).
Day 07: Lokpa to Chumling (2360m/7,717 feet), 7 hours
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 08: Trek to Rachen Bompa (3300m/10,791 feet), 6 hours.
This is a tough and long day of walking but the scenic views of the valley amply compensate 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 09: Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m/12,099 feet), 5:30 hours
Nile located at an altitude of 3361m above sea level is the last village heading north in the upper Tsum valley. This village is situated on the banks of the Shiar Khola and it consists of 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 10: Exploration 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 11: Trek to Rainjam (2600m.) via Chhule (3347m/10,945 feet), 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 Guesthouse.
Day 12: Trek to Gomba Lungdang (3200m/10,464 feet.), 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 13: Descend 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 14: Trek descend to Lokpa (2240m/7,325 feet), 6 hours.
Trail heads all the way down to Chumling village and then onto Lokpa. You will feel great here having been to a higher altitude. Lokpa a small place where there is just one lodge and we stay there.
Day 15: Trek to Deng Phedi (2310m/7,554 feet) 6 hours.
After ascending to a terraced hill of Saguleri and view of Sringi Himal (7177 m). we continue towards Sirish Gaon, Gandaki valley narrows from herewith soaring precipitous walls. We cross the river and ascend up all the way to Deng Phedi. Stay overnight at guest house.
Day 16: Trek to Ghap (2100m/6,867 feet) 7 hours.
Follow the trail upstream of Deng River – a tiny village of 4 houses. We walk through a newly built rock tunnel from here, thus avoiding the traditional steep climb. At Ghap, the Tibetan culture begins with Mani stones and chortens all around. Stay overnight at guest house.
Day 17: Trek to Lho (3200m/10,464 feet) 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 (7774 m) and Manaslu (8150 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 18: Trek to Sama gompa (3500m/11,445 feet) 6 hours.
You will pass the stone gate and long Mani stone wall of the village after Lho with a 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 19: Trek to Dharamsala – Larke Bazaar (4460m/14,630 feet), 4 hours.
At morning, hike to samdo ridge about 2 or 3 hours as you like to get higher to get a magical view of Mount Manaslu range. Later lunch around 11 pm, start your hikes 20 minutes further that leads down to a wooden bridge. Cross the Bhote Koshi river coming from Bhot of Tibet. Walk across an old mani wall, marks the start of the assault on Larkya La pass.
The trail gently rises through tundra and juniper opposite the enormous Larkya La glacier. An hour of ascending high on the ridge to the right on the edge of a huge gorge, reach Dharmasala. Very basic lodge with limited rooms available to spend overnight.
Day 20: Half day Samagaon exploration. Samdo trekking (4500m/14,715 feet) 5 hours
We spend a half day tour here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air and also for the local excursion to visit Birendra lake.
Later Lunch, we climb a terraced hill on the opposite bank of Budhi Gandaki River from here toward a most remote permanent settlement to Samdo. Here amid the most severe conditions of nature live some 200 in forty houses check-by-jowl. Stay overnight at guest house.
Day 21: Cross Larkya La (5215m/17,053 feet) and trek Bhimthang (3590 m) 8 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 (7126 m), Cheo Himal (6820 m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981 m) and the Annapurna II (7937 m). The descent is steep, through moraines, towards Bhimphedi.
Day 22: Trek to Tilje (3,900m/12,753 feet) 5 hours.
The route gets easier. We start with a gentle climb through paddy fields towards the small Karcha La pass and descend through big tree and rhododendron forests to Tilje. Stay overnight at guest house.
Day 23: Trek to Dharapani (1725m/5,640 feet) 5 hours.
Follow the trail downstream of Marshyangdi River, passing through the scattered villages to reach Dharapani village. We can take a local jeep downhill to reach Besisahar.
Day 24: Drive to Kathmandu
After breakfast, At morning time, we drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for lunch in Besisahar than we drive back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu office, refreshments and we drop you to the international airport for your onward flight journey.
How much does the tsum valley Manaslu trek cost?
Tsum valley Manaslu trek 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. 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.
Tsum valley manaslu trek cost includes:
- 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 trekking days
- Tsum valley special trekking permits USD 35 per person per week
- Manaslu larke pass special trekking permits USD 70 per person per week
- Annapurna Conservation Area permits and Manaslu conservation permits and their fees.
- World heritage sites seeing with guide transfer by private vehicle.
- Bus transfer from Kathmandu to Arughat bazzar & return from Besisahar 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.
Manaslu Tsum valley trek cost excludes :
- 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 trekking.
- 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
We can organize private Tsum valley with Larke pass Trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Freequently Asked Questions
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flight’s details then you should do a request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need the experience to do Tsum valley Manaslu trek?
Answer: Actually for Tsum valley Manaslu trek 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 Tsum valley Manaslu trek?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes the rooms are clean with the cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. However 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 this trek?
Answer: All the guesthouses along the tsum and nubri valley trekking route, 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 with Tsum valley Manaslu trekking?
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 Tsum valley combine with Larke pass camping Trekking?
Answer: During the Tsum valley Manaslu trek route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however 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 lodge Tsum valley Manaslu trek?
Answer: In this trekking route, you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
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 express Tsum valley Manaslu 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: 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.
Tsum valley manaslu trek notice:
The above itinerary about Tsum valley combine with Larke pass trek is subject to change due to a condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. A physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
“What makes Tsum valley Manaslu 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 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.