Tour Details

  • 26 Days(s)

  • Live

  • English

  • 5215m/17110ft

overview

Manaslu Tsum valley trekking package takes you an adventure into the wilderness of the North Mid Western Himalaya region. This is an opportunity to experience the pristine environment of the high Manaslu and the beautiful Tsum valley. You see the majestic peaks of Ganesh Himal and the magnificent Manaslu range. This is a great time to examine the natural surroundings, landscape, historic culture and lifestyle along with the heritage of the Himalayas.

This trekking journey takes you on a path which leads you to beautiful, tiny villages and age-old monasteries. This trek starts from Kathmandu passing through Dhading and Gorkha districts to reach Arughat village where the enthralling walk to Manaslu and Tsum valley commences. As we follow the Budhi Gandaki river. You will get to witness different vegetations, flora and fauna, landscapes and people along the way. Along with the eye-catching, picturesque panorama, this trek has to offer the opportunity to study the traditional villages following Buddhism and historic monasteries rich in cultural traditions. You will love the view of pristine rivers, waterfalls, lush green jungles, and majestic mountain peaks.

Tour Highlights

  • Picturesque views of Annapurna, Lamjung, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal during the fun walks 
  • Panoramic views of scenic landscapes with lush green hills and mountains 
  • Age old Buddhist villages and beautiful monasteries rich in culture
  • An exhilarating trek in Tsum valley and high Manaslu with magnificent Himalayan views
  • Historic Nepalese caravan trail of Nepal and Tibet in the high Manaslu 
  • Fun adventure in the remote North Mid Western Himalayan zone

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Itinerary

  • 1-2 hours
  • 3 Star Hotel

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be received by our representative at the airport and transferred to the hotel for your stay. After you take a break and get refreshed, you can join members of the group heading for Manaslu Tsum Valley trek with you for a briefing on the journey. You can put forward your queries to the trek leader during this time. A fun dinner program awaits you at an authentic restaurant alongside the cultural show.

  • 4-5 hours
  • 3 Star Hotel

You will depart from your hotel in the morning for the Kathmandu sightseeing tour around the places which have significant cultural, religious and historical importance like the major stupas, temples, monasteries all included in the World Heritage Sites list of UNESCO. You will get time to prepare for Manaslu Tsum valley trek in the afternoon.

  • 7-8 hours
  • Guest House

We will embark on our journey as we head to the exiting land of Mid West part of Nepal via drive. We first move to Dhading and head towards Gorkha region to reach the Soti Khola which is a warm, subtropical area for an overnight stay en route Arughat. We will stroll around the beautiful village in the afternoon; around its fun shops and restaurants.

  • 6 hours
  • Guest House

On this day, we head to Machha Khola (930 meters) as with several ascends and descends. First, our trail takes us to the steep valley with lush green jungle and through tiny villages on the hills. We even reach a valley opposite to the Budhi Gandaki river. We reach terraced fields of Lapbesi and then descend to a sandy riverbed and then climb to Machha Khola where we stay overnight.

  • 6 hours
  • Guest House

We go through many amazing villages and farm fields where vegetations vary. We head to Khola Bensi village from Machha Khola and then move to Tatopani "Hot spring". The valley sides get steeper here and we then move to the left river band as we pass a suspension bridge. We reach DObhan after moving through a patch of jungle.

  • 6 hours
  • Guest House

After breakfast, our morning walk takes us to Lauri from where a suspension bridge leads us to descend to Yara Khola, an open valley; we then reach Jagat village after an hour.

The trail descends to stone steps to a river after Jagat; we move to the terraced hillside to reach Saguleri where we can see Sringi Himal (7187 meters) from a distance. After many ups and downs, w reach to the bridge over Budhi Gandaki, we then reach Philim for an overnight stay as we cross the bridge from Ghata Khola. Philim is a beautiful village with terraced fields and has local lodges to stay in.

  • 5-6 hours
  • Guest House

From Philim, we walk towards the high areas as we pass through different farm villages with shorter climbs through terraced farm fields of barley and wheat. We reach Eklai Bhatti (Lonely Inn) as we climb on a rocky ridge following a bamboo forest.

We then move to the entrance of Tsum valley, that is, Lokpa as a walk after taking some rest. Overnight stay in Lokpa.

  • 6 hours
  • Guest House

After our overnight stay in Lokpa, w head to the first attraction of our Tsum valley trek; our trail moves through a narrow gorge and with a descend and an ascend to rhododendron and pine forest, we reach farm villages from where we climb above Lungwa Khola and reach CHumling village for overnight stay. 

  • 6 hours
  • Guest House

We will gain higher altitude from here as we move towards the east to the gigantic peaks of Ganesh Himal and to the west, Manaslu. The walk takes us to several landscapes and villages which resemble the Tibetan windswept plateau.

The morning walk leads to the downhill trail where we cross a bridge over the Smatiking Khola enjoying the views of Ganesh Himal (7422 meters). We reach Chokhanparo village which is our overnight stop.

  • 5-6 hours
  • Guest House

Our trail leads us to the upper Tsum area in Nele (N-lay) where we first start an uphill climb into the open valley with few trees of juniper and willow. We reach Nele for an overnight stay as we walk uphill with panoramic views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal with enough time to visit the old meditation cave of Saint Milarepa (11th century) popular as a singer, poet and tantric guru among Tibetan and Buddhists.

  • 4-5 hours
  • Guest House

We reach the highest point of the adventure on this day that is Mu Gompa as we walk up in the arid terrain that offers views of majestic peaks.

We can visit the unexplored places around the Tsum valley given its old villages and intriguing Mu Gompa with the historic scrolls, idols, relics, and statues. We can savor the culture and scenery of the upper Tsum village which is situated on a trail where is less frequented by trekkers as well as adventures. Overnight stay at Mu Gompa.

  • 6 hours
  • Guest House

After having an amazing time in Mu Gompa, we head to Chhokangparo as we visit the amazing Rachem Gompa monastery walking on the trail with several ascends and descends following several farmlands and villages.

After a fun visit to the monastery alongside snowy mountains leading downhills, we reach CHhokangparo, our overnight stop.

  • 6 hours
  • Guest House

On this day, we leave the high Tsum valley of happiness and head back to Lokpa where we join the trail of Manaslu. We reach Lokpa for an overnight stay.

  • 6 hours
  • Guest House

Now that we have left the Tsum trail, we join the Manaslu trail as the walk with several ups and downs takes us to the Deng village with houses and terrains resembling the Tibetan style. After a few hours of walking, we reach the Bihi Phedi where we stay for overnight. Here we will find people of Tibetan origin.

Here, as staple crops, people cultivate potatoes, wheat, barley, and buckwheat. After trekking became popular in this area, carrots, spinach, and cabbages too got popular.

  • 5 hours
  • Guest House

We walk for two hours on a steep valley to reach the beautiful Ghap village which is a possible lunch stop. We have cool alpine climate here onwards; we reach the coniferous forests where we pass through extensive farmlands and cross a big stream which flows down the Lidana glacier. We will savor the magnificent views of north Kutang Himal range, Saula Himal (6235 meters), Pang Phuchin (6335 meters) and other unnamed peaks above 6000 meters. Manaslu Himal and Simang Himal lie on the south along with other peaks above 7000 meters.

We reach Namrung as we ascend uphill gradually. Overnight stay in Namrung, also known as Sho Namru.

  • 5 hours
  • Guest House

We follow many summer settlements on our way and then we get to the scenic valley all the way up to Lho village where we stay overnight. In this amazing village of Manaslu village, we will get scenic views of the Manaslu North face(8163 meters), Lho, the big village with the beautiful monastery and a number of Chhorten and Mani walls. We can see Ganesh I on the eastern side.

  • 5 hours
  • Guest House

On this day, we lave Lho village to reach Samagaon which has to offer amazing views of Manaslu during the walk. Our walk follows the Budhi Gandaki river with views of Peak 29 and with two hours of the climb into a forest, we reach the Shala village which has to offer a view of Manaslu, Himal CHuli and Phungi.

Samagaon is one of the largest villages in the Manaslu region. People are largely involved in agriculture here and they cultivate crops like the buckwheat, barley, potatoes and few varieties of vegetables in this harsh terrain and cold climate. People still trade with Tibet which takes two or three days to a week's time.

We will also witness the historic monastery of this region. Overnight stay in Samagaon.

  • 4 hours
  • Guest House

After staying at Samagaon for some time, we have a short day walk to the village of Samdo, which will take just a few hours. The walk will get slower due to the dry air and the steep trail and increase in altitude.

On this day, we will scale height gradually taking our time and relishing the views. Overnight stay in Samdo.

  • 3 hours
  • Guest House

Samdu village is situated opposite to the Budhi Gandaki bank on a terraced hillside. There are approximately 40 houses with around 200 villages who survive in this severe cold condition.

Back in the days, Tibetan merchants and the local people traded and bartered in the Larkya bazaar which is close to the west side of Samdu.

We will take rest in Samdu and have a short hike exploring this intriguing village with views of snowy peaks.

  • 5 hours
  • Guest House

We will reach the Tibetan market named Larke Bazar on this day after crossing some streams and then descend to the river, Budhi Gandaki. We will arrive at our lodge in Dharmashala after a steady climb after we have crossed the stream that runs down the pass named Gya La, this pass moves to Tibet. We stay overnight at Dharmashala.

  • 7 hours
  • Guest House

This journey will be challenging but worth all the challenge and exhaustion with the views it has to offer. We will encounter beautiful glaciers lakes, valleys, villages and variety of plants and animals on your trail. It will feel strenuous to cross over the Larkya Pass. We will witness the majestic views of Cheo Himal (6820 meters), Gyagi Kung, Annapurna II (7937 meters), Himlung Himal (7126 meters), and Kang Koru (6981 meters). We will stay overnight at a guesthouse.

  • 6-7 hours
  • Guest House

We will move through the beautiful forest of rhododendron, pines and summer pastures on this day relishing the wonderful views of snowy mountains.

We descend to Burdin Khola from Bhimthang and then to the base camp area of the West Manaslu zone. We will witness the views of Annapurna II to the southwest and Manaslu. Our trail descends to a narrow valley and to a plush green forest beyond a bridge over the Dudh Khola. After having a break, we continue descending to the Marsyangdi river and then reach the Tilje village where we stay overnight.

  • 5 hours
  • Guest House

On this day, we move towards the Manang district as we head to the large village in Dharapani with a limb and on to the main trail which leads to the south towards the warmer zone following the river, Marsyangdi after which we reach Tal for overnight stay.  This is the end point of the Manang district.

  • 6 hours
  • Guest House

Early morning, we follow a gradual path and then descend to meet the Marsyangdi river to reach the village, CHamje. The walk takes us to the Jagat village and downhill to the beautiful Syange with amazing views of pristine waterfalls.

We reach the enthralling top of the hills at Baundanda which overlooks the mesmerizing views of the valley and lush green hills after having crossed the low, warm fields of paddy and other farmlands.

Overnight stay in Baundanda.

  • 7 hours
  • Guest House

On this day, our Manaslu Tsum valley trek comes to an end as we have a long descent to the Ngadi village and follow the river, Marsyangdi to reach Bhulbhule. We drive back to Kathmandu en route Besisahar which is the headquarter town of Lamjung.

After around seven hours, we reach Kathmandu; you will be transferred to the hotel upon arrival to Kathmandu and you can stroll around the nearby places after getting refreshed and carry out individual activities.

  • 1 hour
  • None

We transfer you to the airport from where you can head to your next trip or take the flight back home with memories of the Manaslu Tsum valley trek.

What’s included/excluded

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop via private vehicle (International and domestic flights)
  • Three-night twin or double sharing deluxe lodging facility inclusive of breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu via private vehicle
  • Tasty welcome dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant
  • Kathmandu-Arughat and Bhulbhule-Kathmandu via public transport( You have the choice to travel via private vehicle which will be subject to extra charge)
  • Important trek permits for Annapurna Conservation Area, Manaslu Conservation Area along with Special permit for Manaslu and Tsum Valley Area
  • Top notch twin sharing lodging facility throughout the trek
  • All the three main meals throughout the trek along with tea/coffee
  • Licensed guide, proficient in English (Inclusive of salary, drinks, lodging, transport, insurance, and food)
  • One porter for two guests (inclusive of salary, food, lodging, insurance, and equipment)
  • We provide an assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance walking with the group to support where necessary as per the group size
  • Safe drinking water and first aid kit available
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, cap, duffle bags, T-shirt and city as well as trekking route maps from Trekking planners if required
  • Emergency evacuation service (Insurance is mandatory for this and it will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • Oximeter to check pulse and oxygen saturation as well as heart rate twice daily throughout the trek (this is to check if you have Altitude Mountain Sickness symptoms). This is to make your trek the safest.
  • Government and local taxes as per itinerary
  • 1-hour complimentary spa or massage in Kathmandu post trek

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa charge (kindly bring adequate fee in USD along with two passport size photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu (departure tax is not required to be paid for international flight)
  • Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu
  • Travel and health insurance along with insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • Extra night accommodation along with lunch and dinner in Kathmandu due to circumstances like early arrival or late departure or early return from the mountain is subject to an additional charge
  • Personal expenses including baggage charge, phone calls, bar bills, extra porters, shower, laundry, bottle or boiled water
  • Tipping to trekking staffs or driver
  • An additional expense due to external vents out of our control like flight delays, weather conditions or strikes
  • Other items not included in the service column

cancellation

Note that free cancellation is possible if the notice for written cancellation is sent as soon as a tour has been booked. The cancellation notice must be clear and will be valid upon the approval of the company.

And if due to unfavorable circumstances your tour is canceled without you wanting it to get canceled, we will offer you an alternative tour package.

If the offered package does not match your preference, you will be given the choice to cancel it along with the complete refund of the amount paid to us. Nevertheless, we shall not be accountable for any further claims or damages.

Good to know

  • Well trained and experienced guides and porter to reduce the trekking hassles
  • Best Hospitality services to our esteemed clients
  • Reasonable tour prices based on the itinerary
  • Well thought and planned itinerary to match the interest and needs of the travelers
  • Properly equipped guide with apt knowledge of minor sickness, and injury; and the ability to provide reassurance to trekkers
  • Itineraries based on seasons (Since spring and summer have longer days and autumn and winter have shorter days and lesser sunlight)

Provision to contribute to charity funds for the growth of local villages, rural kids with education funds, maintenance and development of trails and availing pure drinking water for everyone.