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Tsum and Manaslu Circuit Trek – 23 Days

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  • DestinationNepal
  • Total Duration23 Days
  • Trek Duration20 Days
  • Best TimeMar to May & Sep to Dec
  • Max ElevationLarkya La at 5106m
  • Trip GradeEasy to Moderate
  • TransportationPrivate Vehicle
  • AccommodationDouble/Twin Sharing in Hotel/Lodge
  • StyleTea House
  • MealsBreakfast Basis in city and full board during Trek
  • Min Group Size2+ pax

Overview - Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek

The Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit trek is an incredible experience that takes you through the breathtaking Himalayan landscapes of Nepal. For those who are looking for an adventure, this trek combines the well-known Manaslu Circuit with the remote and unspoiled Tsum Valley.

Hidden among the majestic Himalayas, the Tsum Valley has only recently been made accessible to tourists. The unique culture and tradition of the valley are deeply rooted in Buddhism. Along the way, visitors can visit ancient monasteries, traditional villages, and stunning landscapes.

The classic Manaslu Circuit is a trek that takes in some of the most stunning views of the Himalayan peaks, including Manaslu, the world’s eighth-highest mountain. This trek offers a glimpse into the lives of the locals by taking you through lush forests, rugged terrain, and traditional villages.

The Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit trek package is a great option for adventurers who want to see the best of the Himalayas while also going to places that aren’t often visited. This trek is a must-do for any serious trekker due to its stunning landscapes, unique culture, and challenging terrain.

Our painstakingly planned bundle incorporates experienced guides, agreeable convenience, and every single important grant, guaranteeing a protected and charming journeying experience. Join us for an unforgettable journey through the Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit, whether you’re an experienced trekker or a novice.

Highlights of Tsum Valley Trekking

● Do a complete circuit of Mt. Manaslu, world’s eighth-highest mountain and hike up to Manaslu Base Camp.
● Cross Larkya La pass at 5100m and catch heart-stopping view of Kang Guru, Cheo himal, Himlung, Simrang, Manaslu and
Larkya peak.
● Observe Tibetan culture in Nupri, Lho and Samdo villages.
● Visit Ribum Gompa, Pungyen Gompa and Milarepa cave.
● Explore remote and sacred Tsum Valley.
● Catch spectacular views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Himchuli, Sringi peaks etc Enjoy trekking through forests and experience
rare wildlife.

Cost Includes

● All airport/hotel transfers

● All accommodations are in tea houses during the trek.

● Full-board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are provided during the trek.

● An experienced licensed English-Speaking guide and porters.

● All Ground Transportation by private vehicle.

● All necessary permits (TIMS, Park fees, Restricted area permit, world heritage sites entry fee where applicable)

● Farewell dinner

● A comprehensive medical kit.

● All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

● Nepal Visa Fee

● International airfare to and from Kathmandu

● Meals in Kathmandu

● Any kind of refreshment beverages and alcohol.

● Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu in cases of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountains (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.

● Travel and rescue insurance.

● Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)

● Any extra costs resulting from cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest or illness

● Tips for guide, drivers and porters.

Equipment & Gears

● Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase

● Day bag.( Small handbag)

● Trekking shoes

● Sports shoes or sandals.

● Sun Hat/cap

● Warm woolen cap

● Trekking jacket Gore tex/ fleece jacket

● Pullover or warm sweeter

● Raincoat

● 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock

● Hand gloves

● 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers

● 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts

● 3/4 pairs of Underwear

● Eye glass

● Water bottle

● 4 seasons Sleeping bag

● Flash or Torch light

● Camera and batteries.

Before you go

Trekking Group

For lodge and teahouse trekking, we ensure the standard group size, not exceed 16 pax. We believe we can maintain the quality of our services for 16 participants in each group. Please note some restricted trekking areas will require at least two participants to get permits. Individual and solo trekkers are allowed in other trekking regions.

For this trek we provide one licensed professional guide who can communicate or speak in English, one porter for every two participants and one assistant guide for more than 12 pax. A group of 16 participants will have one complimentary group leader. Our trekking guides and porters are well informed about their responsibilities. And the porters can carry up to 20kg of weight. Our field staff will also include one guide who is adept in administering first aid.

Accommodations

The accommodations are chosen based on trekking itinerary, comfort level, budget and interests of trekkers and accessibility in terms of scenery and trail. Most arrangements are made on Bed & Breakfast basis, double/twin sharing in Lodges/Tea houses and Deluxe – Star Hotels in cities. Depending upon your interests, a wide range of hotels are available in city areas such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, etc. and during the trekking trail, there are plenty of lodges, teahouses, guesthouses and sometimes even hotels for accommodation. A Teahouse/Lodge trek is where trekkers stay in lodges and guesthouses along the trail as opposed to tents/camping. Such Teahouses/Lodges are run either by local families or are community-based which offers simple to moderate facilities, with simple beds, solar-powered hot water and a limited set of cuisines/meals.

For this trek we offer two types of accommodation, ‘Deluxe Hotel’ in the city and ‘Teahouse/Lodge’ during the trekking trail. The Hotels and Teahouses have been selected by the Asia Buddhist Tours & Treks after personal inspection. We look at the conditions of the inns, local hygiene, quality of food, type of service and more. All rooms are double occupancy, but you can request a single occupancy room for an additional fee. However, sometimes single rooms are not available in some places, depending upon seasonality with limited choices available in peak season. We do work to provide the best possible options when trekking in the High Himalayas.

Meals

Touristic cities such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, offer some of the finest dining restaurants. Get spoiled with unlimited choices for cuisines, ranging from local Nepali food to international delicacies. In contrast, there might not be as much variety of cuisines available on the trekking trail. Trekking lodges and small eateries along the trail will offer you basic diets such as Nepali Dal Bhat, sandwich, apple pie and pizza and regular beverages. However, you will get to enjoy mostly organic food on trekking trails.

For this trek we offer you full board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) local or best available continental food as per menu on your choice and 3 cups of tea/coffee per day. Please note that full board meals are not included during your transition stay in city areas, guests will have to pay for the meals (dinner and lunch), alcohol, hot & cold beverages and mineral water.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will greet you and assist you in transferring to your pre-booked hotel. After check-in, you can take a rest or explore the nearby places on your own. Later in the evening you will meet your guide and he will brief you about the trek and check all your equipment and gears.

Day 02: Full-day exploration of Kathmandu Valley

Today, after breakfast, you will participate in a full-day guided sightseeing tour around Kathmandu Valley. During the tour, you will see some famous UNESCO world heritage sites rich in the culture and tradition of Nepal. This is the day set aside to apply for a restricted permit for Tsum and Manaslu valleys and do last-minute shopping for the trek.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Machhakhola by private vehicle (930 m) (8-9 hrs)

After an early breakfast, you will start the 8–9-hour drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola by private vehicle. The initial journey will follow the Prithivi Highway, winding through rivers, green hills, and villages before turning off towards Arughat in Dhading district. The rest of the road is not in good condition. Enjoy views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal peaks along the way. Stay overnight in Machha Khola.

Day 04: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1410m) (6-7 hrs)

The trek leaves Maccha Khola and shadows a local stream. Khorla Besi is the first Gurung village you will encounter before arriving at a natural hot spring. The trail then crosses Budhi Gandaki River and climbs to Dobhan. Follow the Budi Gandaki river bank all the way to Jagat, where there is a checkpost for the Manaslu Area Conservation Project. Stay overnight in Jagat.

Day 05: Trek from Jagat to Lokpa (2,240 m) (6-7 hrs)

The trail ahead of Jagat goes uphill through a forest of rhododendrons before descending all the way to the Budi Gandaki river. Today, you will trek for six to seven hours to Loka, where you will spend the night.

Day 06: Trek from Lokpa to Chumling (2,386 m) (6-7 hours)

The journey from Lokpa to Chumling is pretty tough and involves plenty of ups and downs, but the scenery around you will mesmerize you. It takes around six to seven hours to reach Chumling while passing through quiet forest on a rocky trail with stunning views from surrounding mountains. Stay overnight at Chumling.

Day 07: Trek from Chumling to Chhokang Paro (3030 m) (6-7 hours)

Today you will leave chumling following the trail mix of cliffs, river bank and forest paths till Gho village. The trail eventually climbs to the villages of Chhokang and Paro, where you will be welcomed by Tibetan hospitality and butter tea. Stay overnight at Chhokang Paro.

Day 08: Trek from Chhokung Paro to the Nile (3,361m) (4-5 hours)

Today you will trek from Chhokkang Paro to the Nile which takes four to five hours and is considered moderate trekking. Along the way, enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and beautiful streams. Stay overnight at the Nile

Day 09: Trek from Nile to Mu Gumba (3,700 m) and then trek back to Nile.

Today you will visit Mu Gompa, a 3-hour walk from Nele. The trail follows the ancient trade route between Tibet and Nepal. Explore Mu Gompa which houses statues of Padmasambhava, Tara and Avalokitesvara. After spending a couple of hours at Mu Gumba, we trek back to the Nile. Stay overnight at the Nile.

Day 10: Trek from Nile to Chumling(2,386m) via Chhokang Paro (3,010 m) (6-7 hrs)

Today you will Retrace your trail back to Chumling via Chhokang Paro. The trail descends from the Nile and takes around 6 to 7 hours to reach Chumling. Stay overnight in Chumling.

Day 11: Trek from Chumling to Nyak/Pewa/Dyang (7-8 hrs)

Today you will leave the Tsum Valley and walk alongside the Budhi Gandaki river bed. After you cross the river, the path gets steeper for a while before becoming steady near Pewa. From Pewa, you will continue walking uphill until you reach Deng. After crossing the Deng Khola, you will finally reach the village of Deng. Stay overnight in Deng.

Day 12: Trek from Nyak/Pewa/Dyang to Ghap (2,160 m) (6-7 hrs)

From Dyang, you will continue to follow the Budhi Gandaki River, stopping briefly at Bhi and Bhi Jam villages. Enter through a forest for a while and appear in the Buddhist village of Prok on the other side. Another 1 hr hike from here you will reach Ghap. Enjoy the beautiful view of Shringi Himal from here. Stay overnight in Ghap.

Day 13: Trek from Ghap to Lho Gaon (3180 m) (7-8 hrs)

Today you head up to Lho village, which is a Tibetan settlement. The trail goes back and forth of the Budhi Gandaki River, in between passing through rhododendron and fir forests and one Namrung village. In another hour’s trek, you will arrive at Nupri village, which is a habitat for people of pure Tibetan stock. Here you will find cultures and customs similar to those of Tibet. Enroute passes through the villages of Lho and Sho, with a backdrop of the Himalchuli, Ganesh, and Manaslu ranges. Explore Ribum Gompa in the evening. Stay overnight in Lho Goan.

Day 14: Trek from Lho Gaon to Sama Gaon (3530 m) (4-5 hrs)

You will reach another milestone on your trek today by reaching Sama Gaon. It takes three to four hours, and the trail goes steadily along a rather arid landscape before abruptly stopping at Shyaula village. The views of Ngadi Chuli, Ganesh Himal appear on the horizon. Stay overnight in Sama Gaon.

Day 15: Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo (3690 m) (3-4 hrs)

The route passes through birch forest and approaches near the Tibet border. Samdo is marked by a traditional archway called Kani. The stunning view of Manaslu will leave you spellbound. Stay overnight in Samdo.

Day 16: Acclimatization Day in Samdo

This is the day you will use for acclimatization. Visit the nearby villages and interact with the locals. Stay overnight in Sama Samdo.

Day 17: Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala (4470 m) (3-4 hrs)

The trek from Samdo to Dharmasala climbs steeply. Observe beautiful chortens en route, along with a massive view of Manaslu and Larkya glaciers. Stay overnight in Dharmasala.

Day 18: Trek from Dharamsala to Bimtang (3720 m) via Larkya La (5135 m) (7-8 hrs)

Today is the most challenging and rewarding day for you. Early morning, you will head up to Larkya La Pass at 5,100 m. This is a long trek and is pretty dangerous as you walk on moraines and rugged landscape. The pass offers magnificent views of Annapurna II, Larkya Peak, Larkya Glacier, Himlung Himal, Kang Guru and Cheo Himal. After taking in the view, climb down all the way to Bimtang (3700m) and Tal. Stay overnight in Bimtang.

Day 19: Trek from Bimtang to Gho (2560 m) (6-7 hrs)

After breakfast, you will descend towards a big meadow at Bimthang. From here, you will cross a glacial stream on a wooden bridge. The trail involves walking through a forest of coniferous and rhododendron trees. This will take you to Hampuk village. You will take a downhill walk along the Dudh Koshi River bed from the village. After ascending and descending, you will arrive at Gho Village. Stay overnight at Gho.

Day 20: Trek from Gho to Tal (1700m) (7-8 hrs)

The trail further from Gho descends and crosses Marsyangdi Khola. En route, pass by Thonje village and Dharapani. Walk past rhododendron and oak forests to arrive at Tal. Stay overnight in Tal.

Day 21: Trek from Tal to Jagat (1300 m) (6-7 hrs)

This is the last day of your trek. After morning breakfast, pick up your trekking bags for the final leg of the trek. Enjoy the beautiful terraced fields and village lifestyle. Stay overnight in Syange.

Day 22: Drive from Jagat to Kathmandu (1340m)

Following breakfast, prepare yourself for a long drive back to Kathmandu by private vehicle. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 23: Final Departure

Depending on your flight timing, our staff will drop you at the airport for your connecting flight.

Route Map of Tsum Valley Trekking

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FAQs

1. Is Tsum valley Trekking Safe?

Located in northwestern region of Nepal close to Tibet, Tsum Valley is a restricted area. You will experience trekking in the dry arid Tibet-like region. This a high mountainous region where facility of hotels and lodges are limited. Mobile and internet communication might not be available in higher region, especially in proper TsumValley.

2. How difficult is Tsum valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking?

Tsum Valley and Manaslu circuit is a journey to Tsum valley close to Tibet. It is a remote Buddhist land featuring arid valleys and high mountain, meadows. Graded moderate in terms of difficulty, this trek spans over two weeks and will include long hours of walking.

3. How fit do I have to be for this trek?

It is a prerequisite for trekkers to have excellent physical stamina and endurance. Experience trekking for long hours, navigating through some of roughest mountain path. It is great if you have previous trekking experience in Himalaya otherwise prepare yourself at least 2-3 months in advance by developing your endurance skills.

4. Is this cost of the trek comparative & reasonable?

The program cost we offer to you is both comparative and reasonable. Since we practice sustainable tourism, we attempt to give the best experience to our tourists while ensuring equal economic dividends to locals of the host destination and our staff. We do not overprice and we discourage unhealthy practices of undercutting. We believe in providing quality service to our guests at a sustainable competitive price.

5. Could we customize the itinerary?

Yes, you can always customize the itinerary according to your requirements. We are quite flexible in re-designing the itinerary by taking into consideration your time availability and needs.

6. Could we combine this trek with other trekking packages?

We are flexible in designing programs that suit your interests and needs. Feel free to let us know what you prefer and what your choices are. You can combine two or three trek programs in one go or even more. Alternatively you can go for tour and trek programs combinedly. We are open to any set of combinations you want to pursue.

7. What if I cancel the trip, do I get my refund?

You can cancel the trip if you have personal reasons to do so. Please read our Terms & Conditions for refund details.