Trip Facts

  • Duration:18 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Max Altitude:4,450m
  • Min group sizeAny
  • Best TimeMarch to May and September to November
  • Holiday typeTrekking

About Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

"Go on an adventurous journey to the mysterious hidden valley in one of the restricted areas in Nepal on our Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek 18 Days. Immerse into rich cultural heritage well-protected for centuries from the modern world and enjoy the unspoiled spectacular Himalayan scenery."

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is a teahouse trek that takes trekkers close to the eighth highest mountain in the world, Mt. Manaslu. The trek explores hidden corners of the Manaslu region and further progress towards the hidden valley called Tsum. The Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek is an off-beat venture that takes travelers far away into the heart of the western Himalayas. 

*Fact: Manaslu region opened for international trekkers in 1995, and Tsum Valley began to welcome foreign travelers in 2008.

Leaving the famous and crowded trekking routes like Annapurna Circuit and Everest Base Camp behind, you will be joining a far more solitary trekking route, visited by a handful of travelers every year. The Manaslu Circuit Trek with Tsum Valley is a demanding trek but at the same time rewards with a once in a lifetime kind of experience. 

The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Nepal ascends over 5,100 meters and crosses the Larkya La (pass) at 5,160 m. The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking route is packed with natural wonders from cascading waterfalls, rivers & streams to rocky cliffs, lush forests, terraced fields & beautiful villages. Furthermore, the trail crosses thrilling suspension bridges and is scattered with ancient mani walls, Chortens, & shrines. 

Tsum Valley with the majestic backdrop of Shringi Himal (7,083m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), and Boudh ranges (6,672 m), still well protecting its culture, art, and practices. The locals here are mostly of Tibetan origin as the region is close to the Tibetan border. You get to meet with monks and nuns. And the visits to centuries-old artistic monasteries like Rachen Gumba (3,269 m), Mu Gumba (3,510 m), and Gumba Lungdang (3,200 m) are just so divine and make the journey even more culturally enriching. 

Our Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking itinerary lets you explore Milarepa's Cave. The trek offers surreal views of Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Ngadi Chuli (7,871 m), Mt. Kang Guru (6,981 m), Himlung Himal (7,126 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), and Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m). Likewise, the trail is also abundant in flora and fauna. Overall, Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is a perfect trekking package for true adventure hearts. 
 
Join our Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek 2022-2023 here. You can do an early booking too, and have some time to prepare for the journey. For more information, contact us anytime. 

Why go on Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek with Adventure White Mountain?

At Adventure White Mountain, we respect our heritage and thrive to showcase it to travelers from all around the world. We organize sustainable treks & tours to some of the most untouched parts of the Himalayas and are flexible in designing tailor-made itineraries. Our expert & friendly team, best price, and high-quality service are what make us unique. 

Check out some of our other adventurous packages - Upper Mustang Trek, Upper Dolpo Trek, and Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu Trek.
 

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the restricted Manaslu region and hidden Tsum Valley
  • Immerse into rich cultural Tibetan Buddhist heritage well-protected for centuries from the modern world
  • Witness unspoiled, spectacular Himalayan sceneries
  • Less crowded, off-beat trekking route packed with gorgeous waterfalls, rivers, suspension bridges & lush forests
  • Spend nights in teahouses in beautiful villages
  • Enjoy peaceful walks accompanied by stunning snow-capped mountains
  • Come across ancient monasteries, mani walls, Chortens, and shrines

Itinerary

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A representative of Adventure White Mountain will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and will transfer you to the hotel. If you are fresh enough and not tired by journey, you can take short walk over Thamel and enjoy the evening. Overnight in a hotel.

     Our tour and trekking plan begins from the second day of your arrival and that is today! You visit Kathmandu—City of Temples—with experienced English speaking guide. Primarily, there are four touring destinations in Kathmandu—Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath stupa (Monkey temple) and Bouddhanath stupa. All of these places are UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. You can experience night life of Kathmandu. There will be pre- trip discussion with your mountain climbing Sherpa guides for well preparation of the trek.

       It takes around seven hours to reach Arughat from the capital. The road is easy and smooth for few early hours and later it turns to be rough till the destination. The real fun begins from today. Following the beautiful trail and enjoying green terraced fields and vegetation we proceed ahead. Before arriving Kyoropani we walk along Budigandaki River. Walking on descend trail we reach Soti Khola. Here we stay overnight. 

         After breakfast we begin our trail towards Machha Khola. The trail is narrow today. Passing Lapsebesi village and descending to the riverbed sandy path we get to Machha Khola. Here we will take rest at night.

           Crossing Machha Khola and walking upward brings us to Khola Bensi. There is a hot spring here and you can take a dip here. We move further ahead following forest path to arrive at Doban. Lauri is our next on the way destination. Crossing suspension bridge will take us to Jagat. Here we put off at night.

             After breakfast we start moving ahead and arrive at Salleri. Following descending trail we reach Sirdibas. Further walk will bring us at Ghatta Khola. Philim is our next on the way destination. It is a village of Gurung people. Walking towards north will finally bring us to Chisopani and here we will stay overnight. 

               Walking on a beautiful trail we arrive at Ekle Bhatti. Here we cross gorge. The waterfall here is truly mesmerizing. Crossing pine and rhododendron forests we arrive at Tsum Valley. We reach Loka village. The view of Himalchuli and Boudha Himal from Loka is so pleasing. We walk few more hours to be at Lungwa Khola. Gumlung is our next destination. Finally, we arrive at our today’s last destination, Chumling. Here we will spend night. 

                 No sooner we cross suspension bridge we get wonderful view of Ganesh Himal. We walk ahead and reach Gho village. Few more hours of walk will take us to Chokhangparo where we will stay for the night.

                   We cross Lama Gaun today to reach Rachen Gompa. Nunnery Gompa is another name of Rachen Gompa. We cross Lar, Phurbe and Pangdung village to arrive at Chule but before that we cross Shiar Khola. Finally, we arrive at Nile where we will halt for the night.

                     We are closer to Tibetan border. We walk through Tibetan land to be at Mu Gompa. We visit this gompa. Here we will spend night here too.

                       We will be enjoying today as a rest day. While on trek rest day is essential. It balances your body temperature with the increasing altitude ands this si known as acclimatization. Despite being rest day we will be roaming local area and Mu Gompa. It is a largest monastery in the region. The gompa is located in highest and remote part of Tsum Valley.

                         To arrive at Chule we retrace the path that we followed earlier. We reach Burgi village. It is one of the beautiful village of the region with small population. We climb at Milarepa cave. Here we get view of Poshyop Glacier, Kipu Himal and Churke himal.

                           We retrace path to Chokhangparo again. Following descending trail we reach Gho and from here we further move ahead to be at Sarpu Khola. We will spend night in Chumling. 

                             After breakfast we start our trail and arrive at Lopa. Enjoying Samba falls we arrive at Philim. We put off here at night. 

                               To be at Khorlabeshi we pass Jagat and Tatopani. It is a nice walk. After crossing Sirdibas we reach Jagat. Further walk will bring us at Yaruphant. Crossing Doban we arrive at Tatopani. We will stay overnight in Khorlabesi.

                                 Before arriving Machha Khola village we cross Thado Khola. Walking along BUdigandaki River we arrive at Labubeshi. Passing two waterfalls we will find ourselves at Khursane. Few more hours of walk will bring us at Soti Khola and here we will put off at night. 

                                   Climbing up the ridge brings us to Kyorpani. Following descending trail will bring us to cascading waterfall. We arrive at Arkhet and cross Arkhet Khola. Now we cross Budhi Gandaki Valley and arrive at Arughat Bazar. Here we catch jeep/bus to Kathmandu from here. You will get some time to enjoy Thamel. In the evening Adventure White Mountain will offer farewell dinner. You stay overnight in a hotel.

                                     Here ends your trekking today. A representative of Adventure White Mountain will drop you to the Airport three hours before your arranged flight to help you reach your destination.

                                      What's included

                                      Included

                                      • Costs related to all airport and hotel transfers. Domestic flights and airport departure taxes.
                                      • 3  nights in a hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
                                      • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
                                      • 16  nights in local lodges/teahouses during the trek with Meals (Breakfast ,Lunch and dinner )
                                      • Welcome and farewell dinners
                                      • All accommodation and meals during the trek
                                      • Experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
                                      • Down jacket and sleeping bag (on hire) and trekking map.
                                      • All permits and necessary paper work (National park permit, TIMS )
                                      • First aid kit.
                                      • All taxes, be it local or government.

                                      Excluded

                                      • Visa fee for Nepal (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photographs)
                                      • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
                                      • All conservation area and cultural heritage site entrance fees
                                      • Excess baggage charges
                                      • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
                                      • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from trekking 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)
                                      • Tips for guides and porters.

                                      Useful Information

                                      Best time of the year to go on Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

                                      We recommend Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek for 18 days in spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November). There are no weather or climate limitations like in other seasons. The clear sky offers great views of the mountains. 

                                      Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek difficulty

                                      The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is a strenuous trek designed for travelers looking for a challenging venture in the Himalayas. The trekking route is rugged and off-beat with frequent steep sections. The trail demands strong physical fitness and previous trekking experience. 

                                      This trek also demands endurance and the ability to survive without modern comforts. The region is very remote, and the services are basic. Likewise, the increase in elevation every day will make the journey more exhausting and add altitude pressure on the body, which makes the trekkers vulnerable to altitude sickness.

                                      The below information will give you deeper insight into the symptoms and prevention of altitude sickness: 

                                      Symptoms of altitude sickness

                                      • Shortness of breath
                                      • Loss of appetite
                                      • Headache
                                      • Fatigue
                                      • Difficulty in sleeping

                                      Preventive measures

                                      • Rushing in the Himalayas will never give you a good result. Take time to let your body adjust to the altitude & soak in the tranquility.
                                      • There's a high chance that a hydrated body will not suffer from altitude sickness, so keep drinking plenty of water and other fluids.
                                      • Trek high and sleep low.
                                      • Do not ascent more than 500 meters a day.

                                      Electricity and Charging Facilities 

                                      The locals still depend on solar power. Therefore they charge a few extra bucks to let you charge your device. There's a charging station in every teahouse. You can save some money by carrying spare batteries or getting a solar charger. 

                                      Sim Card and WiFi

                                      You may get wifi service not free of cost in some of the tea houses at the lower elevation. As Manaslu and Tsum area is quite remote and secluded from the other cities in Nepal, the region does not have stable network connections, either its wifi or cellular data. Keep both options on hand and use whichever is available during the trek. We will help you get a Nepali sim with data. 

                                      Luggage

                                      Our Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek package provides a porter for every two members of the group. The heavy duffel bag with all the trekking essentials is carried by our porters. Each porter carries 18 to 20 kgs, and the weight is divided between the two trekkers. The hotels offer a free locker room, where you can store your extra luggage during the time of trekking. 

                                      Child policy

                                      Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek 18 days is not a moderate trek or explores a famous trekking route with many facilities. Trekking with a child in a Tsum valley might not be viable. Likewise, for underage trekkers, the trail may not be doable. If you are a minor or want to do this trek with your kid, let us know. We will see what we can do and provide you with the best option.

                                      Tipping to crew members

                                      We left tipping up to the trekkers. Tipping is well appreciated in the travel & tour industry in Nepal. The travelers are free to tip whatever they like. We usually recommend the trekkers to tip in a group. That way, the per head amount comes low. For instance, USD 100 is a good number for the trek guide and USD 5 for the tour guide by each member of the group.

                                      Personal expenses 

                                      Some things like charging, internet, and hot showers are not offered free of cost by the tea houses along the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking route. Therefore, you'll need extra cash to use these services. 

                                      Our Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek package does not cover these miscellaneous services. So, make sure to carry extra money with you while trekking.

                                      Also, shopping, tipping, international flights, and travel insurance are the responsibility of the trekkers and are not included in the package cost. 

                                      Insurance, Rescue, Evacuation

                                      Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek involves unseen risks because of the off-beat trails and high elevation. In case of emergency, we can use your travel insurance to offer you a quick rescue. Even though the chances of happening like this are low, we want to be prepared and backed. Therefore, we request our guests to get travel insurance with air evacuation and medical bill coverage.