Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek

Trip Facts

  • Duration 22 Days
  • Trip Difficulty moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5160
  • Start and End Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Best Time
  • Accommodation Hotel in Kathmandu, Tea House during the trek

The Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek is a captivating Himalayan journey that takes adventurous trekkers through a mesmerizing blend of cultural richness and awe-inspiring landscapes. Nestled in the western part of Nepal, this trek has gained popularity for offering a pristine and less crowded alternative to the Annapurna and Everest regions.

The Manaslu Circuit, encircling the eighth highest peak in the world, Mount Manaslu, presents a challenging yet rewarding trekking experience. The trail weaves through quaint Tibetan villages, lush forests, and terraced fields, providing trekkers with glimpses of traditional rural life. The region is culturally diverse, with influences from Tibetan Buddhism evident in the monasteries, prayer flags, and mani walls that dot the landscape.

Connected to the Manaslu Circuit is the Tsum Valley, a hidden gem that remained isolated for centuries. Tsum, meaning ‘vivid’ in the local dialect, lives up to its name with its unspoiled beauty and spiritual significance. The valley is adorned with ancient monasteries, chortens, and prayer wheels, offering a unique insight into the traditional Tibetan Buddhist way of life. Trekkers are treated to panoramic views of the Ganesh Himal and the Tibetan Plateau, creating an atmosphere of serenity and tranquility.

The trek is not only a feast for the eyes but also a test of physical endurance as it traverses high mountain passes, including the challenging Larkya La Pass. The diverse terrain, ranging from alpine meadows to rocky landscapes, keeps the trekking experience dynamic and engaging.

Unlike more popular trekking routes, the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek provide an authentic and less-commercialized adventure, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a unique and off-the-beaten-path experience in the heart of the Himalayas.

What's included

  • Permits and Fees:
    • Special trekking permits for the Manaslu region.
    • Tsum Valley Restricted Area Permit.
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP).
  • Professional Guide and Porter:
    • Experienced and licensed trekking guide well-versed in the region's culture, history, and terrain.
    • Porter services for carrying a portion of the trekker's load, enhancing comfort during the trek.
  • Accommodations:
    • Tea house or lodge accommodations along the trekking route, providing a basic yet comfortable stay.
    • Accommodations in Kathmandu or the starting point of the trek before and after the trekking days.
  • Meals:
    • Three nutritious meals a day during the trek, typically including a variety of local and international dishes.
    • Special dietary requirements may be accommodated with prior notice.
  • Transportation:
    • Ground transportation between Kathmandu and the trek starting/ending point.
    • Flights, if applicable, to and from the nearest airstrip.
  • Orientation and Briefing:
    • Pre-trek orientation in Kathmandu, covering the trek itinerary, safety guidelines, and essential information.
  • Equipment:
    • Basic trekking equipment such as a sleeping bag and down jacket.
    • Duffel bags for porters to carry personal belongings during the trek.
  • Emergency Support:
    • Basic first aid kit and access to emergency medical services.
    • Emergency evacuation arrangements in case of serious health issues or unforeseen circumstances.
  • Cultural and Sightseeing Tours:
    • Guided tours of cultural and historical sites in Kathmandu or the trek starting point.
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners:
    • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu before the trek.
    • Farewell dinner to celebrate the successful completion of the trek.

What's not included

  • Tea ,coffee , beer, cola, mineral water,hot water , Wi-FiĀ  ,battery charges ,hot shower etc.
  • Your all equipment.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porter

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu via Arughat to Soti Khola (730m / 2896ft)

  • Day 04: Trek from Soti Khola (730m /2896ft) to Machha Khola (890m / 2,965ft)

  • Day 05: Trek from Machha Khola (890m / 2,965ft) to Jagat (1400m / 4,593ft)

  • Day 06: Trek from Jagat (1,400m / 4,593ft) to Lokpa (2,040m / 4,493ft )

  • Day 07: Lokpa (2,040m / 4,493ft) to Chumling (2,386m / 6,692ft)

  • Day 08: Trek from Chumling (2,386m / 6,692ft) to Chhokangparo (3,010m / 9,875ft)

  • Day 09: Trek from Chhokangparo (3,010m / 9,875ft) to Nile (3,361m / 11,026ft) via Milarepa Piren Phu Cave

  • Day 10: Trek from Nile (3,361m / 9,875ft) to Mu Gompa (3,700m / 11,026 ft)

  • Day 11: Mu Gompa (3,240m/ 10,629ft) to Chhokangparo (3,010m / 9,903ft)

  • Day 12: Trek from Chhokangparo (3,010m / 9,903ft) to Chumling (2,386m / 7,827ft)

  • Day 13: Trek from Chumling (2,386m/7,827ft) to Deng (1860m / 6,101ft)

  • Day 14: Trek from Deng (1860m /6101ft ) to Namrung (2,900m / 9512ft)

  • Day 15: Trek from Namrung (2,900m / 9512ft) to Sama Gaon (3,530m / 11,581ft)

  • Day 16: Rest day in Sama Gaon (3,530m / 11,581ft)

  • Day 17: Trek from Sama Gaon (3,530m / 11,581ft) to Larkya La Phedi (Dharma sala) (4,460m / 14,632ft)

  • Day 18: Trek from Dharamsala to Bhimtang (3,720m / 12,205ft) by crossing Larkya la Pass (5,160m / 16,929ft)

  • Day 19: Trek from Bhimtang (3,720m / 12,205ft) to Gho (2,550m / 8,367ft)

  • Day 20: Trek from Gho (2,550m / 8,367ft) to Tal (1,700m / 5,577ft)

  • Day 21: Drive from Tal (1,700m /5,577ft) to Besisahar then Kathmandu

  • Day 22: Final Departure


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