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Manaslu Circuit with Tsum valley (24 Days)



Manaslu circuit with Tsum valley trek is like the 2 best treks combined together to make the best trek in the country. This is no doubt the best trek in Nepal you would ever experience and  which is accessible. The encircling of the world’s 8th highest mountain Manaslu is accompanied by the most isolated valley that is known as the valley of happiness, which means serenity and bliss at the same time.

However, you may require slightly over 3 weeks of time and some experience of hiking. Beautiful things will not come at ase and so is the same with Manaslu circuit with Tsum valley. In these 3 weeks of time you will ride on some challenging off road and traverse through variety of terrains. You would begin below 1000 meters and climb to one of the highest walkable passes in the world namely Larke La that shoots above 5000 meters. The culture as well varies and is very significant, the higher we go the significant becomes the culture as well as practices.


You would as well be happy and surprised to see that people are prohibited from stuttering any animal for any purpose. This is the result of fragile ecosystem that has to be maintained at all times. The entire Manaslu circuit as well as Tsum valley is connected to the world only on foot, which makes it rural and in its very natural state. People spend most of their times either managing logistics for the day or get busy doing the religious rituals. Probably this is one of the main reasons why there are a lot of monasteries, nuns and monks in the region. This trek in Nepal despite being very close to the capital is in it purest form unaltered by tourism or modern world. Inquire more about Manaslu circuit with Tsum valley or book with us today at an unbeatable price!

 

Short Itinerary:

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2Trek Preparation and Shopping
Day 3Kathmandu - Arughat
Day 4Arughat - Soti Khola (4 - 5 hours)
Day 5Soti Khola - Machha Khola (5 -7 hours)
Day 6Machha Khola - Jagat (5 - 7 hours)
Day 7Jagat - Chisopani
Day 8Chisopani - Chumling
Day 9Chumling - Chokangparo
Day 10Chokangparo - Nile
Day 11Nile - Mu Gompa
Day 12Mu Gompa all day
Day 13Mu Gompa to Burgi village via Milarepa cave
Day 14Burgi village - Chumling
Day 15Chumling - Deng
Day 16Deng - Namrung(5 - 7 hours)
Day 17Namrung - Samagaun (5 - 7 hours)
Day 18Samagaun all day
Day 19Samagaun - Dharmashala ( 5 - 7 hours)
Day 20Dharmashala- Larkya pass - Bimthang ( 9 - 11 hours)
Day 21Bimthang - Goa ( 4 - 6 hours)
Day 22Goa - Chamje( 5 - 7 hours)
Day 23Chamje - Syange ( 5 - 7 hours)
Day 24Syange - Besisahar - Kathmandu
Best Seasons:
Spring(April, June, July), Monsoon(August, September, October), Summer(November, December January), Winter(February, March, April),
Number of Days:
24 Days
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Places Visited: Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu Hotel Prince Plaza

Activities: No Activities Briefing

Thank you for choosing Manaslu circuit with Tsum valley as your next adventure destination! Upon your arrival in the Tribhuvan International airport, one of our representatives will receive you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. You will not do much on this day but only explore your surroundings and the local culture.

Day 2
Trek Preparation and Shopping

Places Visited: Thamel Hotel Prince Plaza

Activities: Shopping Briefing

You will meet your trek leader on this day and he would brief you about trekking to Manaslu circuit with Tsum valley. The back office staff will prepare all required permits for your trekking and you will do the last minute shopping for your trekking along with your guide. While our back office staff get ready preparing permits from the government offices, our guides help you get acquainted with the country by taking you to the most happening market in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Kathmandu - Arughat

Places Visited: Kathmandu Arughat

Activities: Travelling on Bus Briefing

We would start early in the morning by boarding a vehicle to Arughat. This bus or van ride would take around 7 to 8 hours. Half of the way is nice and black topped, whereas half of the road is bumpy and off road. Once we reach Arughat we would call it a day and get ready for Manaslu circuit trek. Overnight in Arughat. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 4
Arughat - Soti Khola (4 - 5 hours)

Places Visited: Arughat Soti Khola

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

The first day of the trek shouldn't be much tough on your legs and hence we would walk only for around 4-5 hours with a lot of breaks in between. The trail is gradient in the beginning but beyond Arkhet it gets steep. We would make our way through beautiful villages and rice terrains of indigenous gurung community. Keep your eyes open for plenty of monkeys in the forest in between Arkhet and Soti Khola. Overnight in Soti Khola. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 5
Soti Khola - Machha Khola (5 -7 hours)

Places Visited: Soti Khola Machha Khola

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

Initially we climb through beautiful Sal forest and further on the face of a cliff and along the budhi Gandagi river. We pass several Gurung villages and amazing rice terrain. Keep your eyes open for beautiful display of indigenous culture. Overnight in Machha Khola. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 6
Machha Khola - Jagat (5 - 7 hours)

Places Visited: Machha Khola Jagat

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

We would embark on the same trail left behind on the previous day. We would walk on lush green hills and cross the budhi Gandaki river for several times before we reach our final destination. On our way we would as well meet Tatopani, natural hot water springs. This section of the trail however is very isolated and we would only see few scattered houses in most of the case. Overnight in Jagat. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 7
Jagat - Chisopani

Places Visited: Jagat

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

On this day we leave behind the ACAP area behind and walk towards broader trail to Salleri towards the restricted area of Tsum. We cross a stream on simple wooden bridge and walk towards the first noticeable village of Phillim. Further down Phillim, across a forest and towards the narrowing valley is Chisopani. Overnight in Chisopani. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 8
Chisopani - Chumling

Places Visited: Chumling

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

This is one of the most beautiful hikes in Tsum valley trek. Immediately after leaving Ekle Bhatti behind we make our way through a profound waterfall. After the waterfall we walk almost majority of our time through beautiful forest of pine and rhododendron. We would as well see Himalchuli and Buddha himal towards the halfway through the trek and Shingri himal from Chumling. Keep your eyes open for beautiful rhododendron blossom. We would visit Chumling gompa whilst our stay in Chumling. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 9
Chumling - Chokangparo

Places Visited: Chumling Chokhangparo

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

We walk past few streams and cross them over the suspension bridges. Nothing on the way is captivating except the marvelous weather and bypassers. The village of Gho is interesting and so is Chokangparo which is 2 hours away from Gho. The view of Himalchuli and Ganesh himal is the best if the weather permits. Overnight in Chokangparo. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 10
Chokangparo - Nile

Places Visited: Chokhangparo Nile

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

Be careful as the altitude kicks in beyond this point. You would see an amazing suspension bridge linking Lama Gaun and Rachen Gompa. Along way we see beautiful and well managed village. The nature is no doubt very beautiful but lookout for gompas made out of local resources. Overnight in Nile. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 11
Nile - Mu Gompa

Places Visited: Nile Mu Gompa

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

There is only one trail that climbs up to Mu Gompa. We are very close to Tibetan border on this day and we walk on Tibetan plateau extension in Nepal. Once we reach Mu Gompa we visit the monastery and the other monastery as well. Overnight in Mu Gompa. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 12
Mu Gompa all day

Places Visited: Mu Gompa sightseeing Mu Gompa

Activities: Side Trips and Acclimatization Briefing Trekking and Hiking

Tsum valley is huge and located on high elevation and in all of this valley this gompa is located in the highest point of the valley. Mu is the largest of all the monasteries in the entire valley. Walking up to the monastery and exploring and getting back at the village is a whole day trip and worth doing. Overnight in Mu Gompa. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 13
Mu Gompa to Burgi village via Milarepa cave

Places Visited: Mu Gompa Burgi village Milarepa Cave

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

We trace our way back on the same trail that we took on our way up until Sihar Khola. The village is small and beautiful and close to Sihar Khola. Once we reach Burgi we rest our bags and climb up to Milarepa cave, a cave where Tibetan guru is believed to have meditated. You can as well see the footstep of the sage printed on a rock. Overnight in Burgi. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 14
Burgi village - Chumling

Places Visited: Burgi village Chumling

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

We embark on the same trail that we took upward. The trek in majority downhill and it would take around 6 - 7 hours to Chumling. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 15
Chumling - Deng

Places Visited: Deng Chumling

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

In between Chumling and Philim our trail branches towards Manaslu circuit. You will walk through a variety of terrain on this day, which is very captivating. Further down the trail we get out permits checked back to back at 2 points and enter a beautiful lush green forest. This is the very section of the trail from where we leave Tsum valley behind. Several ups and downs and crossing of Budhi Gandaki river we reach our final destination of the day. Overnight in Deng. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 16
Deng - Namrung(5 - 7 hours)

Places Visited: Deng Namrung

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

The trail is not very difficult until the very last moment of the trail. However, on this day you will see the transition in houses, culture and crops. The structure of homes are made out of rocks over the houses made out of mud and concrete in the lower area, the crops change from rice and wheat to potato and buckwheat and culture reflect to that of Tibet. You walk through a lot of prayer flags, mani (prayer wheels) and Kani (spiritual and religious gates). The final hour climb to Namrung is tiring. Overnight in Namrung. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 17
Namrung - Samagaun (5 - 7 hours)

Places Visited: Namrung Samagaun

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

The walk begins with easy uphill and not too difficult. We cross several short streams and small patches of villages of Barcham, lihi and Sho, but the most significant one is Lho. Manaslu dominates the view of entire Lho. You can as well take a short time to explore the village and observe the handmade religious architecture. It takes around 3 and half hours to Lho and from here our final destination is another 2 and half hours away. Overnight in Samagaun. Meal plan Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 18
Samagaun all day

Places Visited: Samagaun Acclimatization Samagaun

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

Taking a day off in Samagaun is a part of acclimatization. This beautiful village nestled on the laps of Manaslu himalaya has several places worth exploring. There are gompas, shrines and local infrastructures worth exploring. There is a natural hot water spring as well which is enjoyed by trekkers in the region. Overnight in Samagaun. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 19
Samagaun - Dharmashala ( 5 - 7 hours)

Places Visited: Samagaun Dharmashala

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

The trek begins easy and on the grassy grazing land often referred as Kharka. From here, in around 2 hours we reach the first village of Samdo; settlement of Tibetan fled refugees. This is an ideal place to relax a bit and see the surrounding. After catching our breath, we move on with our journey. Lookout for splendid view of Manaslu himal. In another 3 hours, looking on the north face of Manaslu and Larkya peak we make it to Dharmashala. Overnight in Dharmashala. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 20
Dharmashala- Larkya pass - Bimthang ( 9 - 11 hours)

Places Visited: Dharmashala Larke Pass Bimthang

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

This is the longest and the toughest day in the entire Manaslu circuit trek. The day is going to be long so we would start before the first light. The hike in no doubt is tedious but on the top awaits the most beautiful of the himalayan grandeur. On the way down you will be greeted by beautiful views of Bimthang village and several turquoise colored lakes. The highest point of the trek as well is Larkya La pass. Overnight in Binthang. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 21
Bimthang - Goa ( 4 - 6 hours)

Places Visited: Bimthang Goa

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

We start strolling down Bimthang valley and towards the end of the valley we first cross a glacial melt, climb down a moraine and climb up a moraine. The west face of Manaslu is still still impressive. From this point there is a sudden change in the topography. We traverse through forest of Pine and Rhododendron. The descend is at first steep and then more gradient. Ovenight in Goa. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 22
Goa - Chamje( 5 - 7 hours)

Places Visited: Goa Chamje

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

Today our trail would meet the Annapurna circuit trek and we would walk steep downhill on the deepest part of Marsyangdi gorge. Overnight in Chamje. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 23
Chamje - Syange ( 5 - 7 hours)

Places Visited: Chamje

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Briefing

We would follow the trail adjacent to Marshyangdi river and walk through more warm weather. We would make our day through rice field and scattered houses all the way to Syange. Overnight in Syange. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 24
Syange - Besisahar - Kathmandu

Places Visited: Besisahar Kathmandu Hotel Prince Plaza

Activities: Trekking and Hiking Travelling on Bus Briefing

We would board a vehicle on off road track to Besisahar. Once in Besisahar we immediately board a vehicle back to Kathmandu. Once we complete this 7 hour ride back to Kathmandu we would transfer you to your hotel/hostel and hence our Manaslu circuit trek would come to end. Meal plan B.

Price :
USD 1,900
Note :
15% VAT applicable
What's Included:
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • All government and local taxes
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • Trekking Map
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Two nights in a budget accommodation with breakfast
What's Not Included:
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, day backpacks, t-shirt, and trekking map
  • Excess baggage charges
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fee.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(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)
  • Tips for guides and porters
Please make sure that you are equipped with following equipments and resuorces before you proceed for this tour package.
Checklist:
  • Sun hat or scarf.
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat.
  • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts.
  • Lightweight cotton long pants.
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms.
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal).
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC *
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturiser
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • I-pod
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Modest swimsuits (for Kathmandu)

Reviews from our gratified travellers


USD 1,900

Manaslu circuit with Tsum valley trek is like the 2 best treks combined together to make the best trek in the country.

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Trip Highlights

  • Tsum is a brand new trekking destination, opened its doors only in 2008
  • Manaslu recently opened its door to the world so Manaslu is at its best
  • Tsum is known as sacred himalayan pilgrimage and also as valley of happiness
  • Manaslu is geographically and culturally spectacular and very less explored
  • Views of Ganesh himal, Singri himal and Buddha himal is beautiful from entire Tsum
  • Thousands of stone slabs and walls with drawings of deities
  • Mani walls, prayer flags and murals all over the valley
  • Beautiful Gompas
  • Views of Manaslu the 8th highest mountain in the world
  • Inhabitants of Tsum known as Tsumbas, only to be found in this valley
  • Unique culture and practices
  • One of the highest man walkable passes of Larke La 5213m
  • Milarepa Cave, where Buddhist guru Milarepa is believed to have meditated



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