Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Itinerary
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Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Itinerary

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Overview

Trekking in Nepal is an ode to most of the world’s highest mountains. Compared to different classic treks in Nepal, the Manaslu Circuit trek has been noted as the best one. The walk circumnavigates the world’s eight tallest mountains at 8,163 meters, and the traditional villages of Nepal during a Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek have been amazing. Along with unparalleled Himalayan views from Larkya Pass (at 5,100 meters), this trek offers intimate encounters with the lives of Manaslu and their ancient culture. The Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is physically demanding but, at the same time, traditionally enriching and scenically uplifting.

The wonderful experience of wandering the off-beaten trail of the mountains is second to none. Passing the vast array of the mountain valley, you get to live within the river gorges and striking snowscapes. Wandering in subtropical forests on a Manaslu TSUM trek you often encounter rare and unique animals that are not seen elsewhere. Along with the beauty of nature, the Tibetan Buddhism culture you witness during the trek will be life-changing. The remote yet happy lifestyle of people in Manaslu is a lesson to the whole world. This Manaslu Circuit and TSUM Valley trekking can be life-changing.

Being one of the closest treks from Kathmandu, we start Manaslu TSUM after a 126 km drive to Soti Khola. Then, we walk above the mighty Budi Gandaki region on steamy lowlands with stunning terrace farms. The views of the turquoise river and waterfalls are seen all around. In the classic Rachen Gompa and Mu Gompa, we learn to chant some Buddhist mantras and observe nuns’ lives from a close distance. Looking for Himalayan thars and snow leopards, we climb at Lokpa. Here, the views of Himal Chuli and Ngadi Chuli greet us as we walk to the Ganesh Himal Base. The final and yet most challenging climb to Larkya La pass brings our Manaslu trek to an end. We will then be joining the Annapurna Circuit trail and getting back to Kathmandu.

If you want to leave the regular boring life and dive into the wilderness of the mountains, Nepal’s calling you, bruh!!

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Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Highlight

  • The relatively peaceful and well-connected trekking destination of Nepal bestows an undisturbed feel of nature.
  • Strolling in the wilderness and remoteness of Manaslu and yet sheltering in the new and comfortable local lodges.
  • Exploring the unknown land above Budi Gandaki that offers a long river gorge, cascading waterfalls, a thrilling suspension bridge, and an exciting view
  • Passing via the subtropical jungle that is home to some unique and rare Himalayan wildlife and flowers
  • A challenging hike on the premises of the mountains that takes us above 5000 meters at Larkya La
  • Unbelievable views of the mountains in the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu regions like Ganesh, Cheo, Himal Chuli, and Himlung, and dozens of other
  • A distinct cultural experience in the higher Manaslu region, especially in the Tsum Valley, where Buddhism followers inhabit

What’s the Difference between Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley?

Manaslu TSUM valley Trek
Manaslu TSUM valley Trek

The Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley share the same entry point but offer different experiences. In the Manaslu Circuit, the accommodations, known as tea houses, are more geared towards tourists and are quite common along the route. The area is inhabited by various ethnic groups, creating a diverse cultural experience. The highest point on this circuit is the Larke La pass, reaching an elevation of 5,106 meters. The trail starts and ends at different points, forming a loop. It’s known for its challenging terrain and tends to be busier with many tourists.

On the other hand, Tsum Valley offers a distinct experience. Tea houses here are more modest and typically managed by local families. This valley is the homeland of the Tsumba people, providing a unique cultural immersion. The highest point in Tsum Valley is Mu Gumpa, reaching 3,700 meters. Interestingly, the starting and ending point for Tsum Valley trekking is the same. The trail here is generally easier than the Manaslu Circuit, making it more accessible for a wider range of trekkers. Additionally, Tsum Valley sees fewer tourists, offering a quieter and more intimate experience with nature and culture.



Day 01: Drive Kathmandu-Sotikhola- Maccha Khola (870meters, 8 hrs)

Today, we drive about 130 km away from Kathmandu towards the east. Driving along the beautiful Trishuli River, we reach Dhading Besi in a couple of hours. The further drive is accompanied by stunning views of green hills and Nepalese villages. In about seven hours, we will be crossing Arughat and heading to Maccha Khola via Soti Khola.

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea house

Walking / Driving : 8 hours drive

Day 02: Trek to Jagat (1340 meters, 7 hrs)

Get ready for another exciting day in the mountains. We walk along the gorge of Kali Gandaki before heading up to the Khorlabesi. In a short while, we will reach Tatopani (a hot spring made by nature). Then, it’s uphill to the ridge of Dobhan. We further get down to cross another exciting suspension bridge before climbing to Tharo Bharyang. On the way, you might spot some Langur monkeys in the forest. Thereafter, it’s a short walk to Jagat.
Overnight in Jagat

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea house

Day 03: Trek to Lokpa (2240 meters, 6-7 hrs)

Getting into Manaslu’s restricted region, we complete our paperwork. Then, we walk to Salleri before our path climbs us to Philim. From Ekle Bhatti, we start the ascent to the village of Lokpa. Here, we meet Syar River before we get to the very first village in Tsum. In the evening, we visit the Lokpa, the isolated valley of happiness. Local’s believe that Padmashamva blessed this village centuries ago.
Overnight in Lokpa

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House

Walking / Driving : 6-7 hours

Day 04: Trek to Chumling (2386 meters, 5 hrs)

Manaslu Samagaun

We wake up with the mesmerizing Himalchuli and Baudha peak before us. We being the day by walking down to the forest before taking the steep ascent. The classic Tibetan-style local accommodation might delight you.
Overnight in Chumling

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea house

Day 05: Trek to Chekampar (3031 meters, 4-5 hrs)

This is a relatively easy day on the premises of the Himalayas. In the morning, we start the walk by crossing a suspension bridge. Now, another short walk to Tanju brings us to Gompa that oversees the best view of Ganesh and Baudha Peak. Now we walk for a couple of hours towards the Upper Tsum Valley. As the valley approaches, the magnificent slate views from Chhekampar’s cliffs will welcome us.
Overnight in Chhekampar

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House

Day 06: Trek to Nile (3361 meters, 7hr)

On the 9th day, we explore the beauty and culture and the Upper Tsum. On the vast flat land, we head to the north of the valley. Waking via Kaye, we soon get to Lama Gaon and Burji. Now, we visit Milarepa’s Cave, the so-called Pigeon Cave, and Chi Phu before getting to the Nile shortly. The Rachen Nunnery has a little school that prepares little kids for their future.
Overnight in Nile

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea House

Day 07: Day tour to Mu Gumpa (3700 meters, 6 hrs)

This is our second day to explore the Tsum Valley. We start with two and a half house walk to Mu Gompa. Mu is an unusual settlement at a very high altitude. After some cultural insight into this Gompa, we get to an 856-year-old Nunnery at 4,000m. Here, the view of Ganesh Himal in the west is stunning. In the evening, we walk back to the Nile.
Overnight in Nile

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea house

Day 08: Trek to Rachen Gompa (3031 meters, 4-5 hrs)

Samagaun Nepal

After amazing days in the Upper Tsum Valley, now is the time to walk downwards. After breakfast, we begin the descent on Phurba and follow Siyar Khola. Soon, we reach the Rachen Gompa areas, an essential part of the visit.
Overnight in Rachen Gompa

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea house

Day 09: Trek to Gumpa Lungdang (3400 meters, 7 hrs)

Today, we walk on the south, getting closer to the mountain. In the morning, we retrace our path to Chumling. On a rather uphill trail, we reach Gumba Lungdang. We attain the night puja from 6.00-7.30pm and sleep in the Dharamshala. Get to bed early and be prepared for tomorrow’s walk.
Overnight in Gumpa Lungdang

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea house

Day 10: Hike to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4800 meters) and back (8-9 hrs)

This is the treks’ most strenuous, adventurous, and exciting day. We wake up quite early to join a dusty path above the valley. After a couple of hours, we cross Laudang and enter into a wider Kharka. We continue our footsteps to Ganesh Himal Base Camp. At 4800m above sea level, between the highest mountain, you feel out of the world.
Overnight in Gumpa Lungdang

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea house

Day 11: Walk to Lokpa (2240 meters, 6-7 hrs)

Since we have already explored the mountain at its base, it’s time to walk towards lower elevation. In the morning, we retrace the same path to Gho. Only then, we walk to the river of Shiar before getting to Dhumje. The course goes up in the pine forest before Gomba Lungdang. On the same day, we will be able to walk down to Lopka village.
Overnight in Lokpa

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea house

Day 12: Walk to Ghap (2,380 meters, 7 hrs)

Trekking to Manaslu TSUM Valley
Trekking to Manaslu TSUM Valley

In the morning, the trail descends to Budi Gandaki before we climb on the forested area. Shortly later, you get to the village of Deng. This traditional Gurung village lies just next to the Bamboo forest. Now, we climb to Bhiphedi, our last stop before rising to Ghap (2160m).
Overnight in Ghap

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea house

Day 13: Walk Lho (3,180 meters, 6 hrs)

After breakfast in the morning, we begin to walk in the thick forest, crossing multiple rivers on the way. In a short while, we get to Namrung village that takes us to the Nupri region. Descendants of Tibetan migrants mainly inhabit Nupri. We then walk beyond small Gombas before getting into the tiny Tibetan village of Lho.
Overnight in Lho

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea house

Day 14: Walk to Sama Gaon (3,530 meters, 5 hrs)

We wake up with the stunning Manaslu before our eyes. After breakfast, we start with a relatively easy trail that leads the village of Shyala. Passing along the farms of potatoes, we hike with Himalchuli and Manaslu ahead of us. After a few hours of uphill walk, two rows of houses welcomes us to Sama Gaon. This monastery of Sama Gaon holds a massive significance in the life of locals over the place. We can see that the Tibetan border is quite close to this village.
Overnight in Sama Gaon

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea house

Day 15: Rest in Sama Gaon

This is a fun and relaxing day after weeks of the walk. We encounter Yak and Dzopkyo herds on the way to Kargyu Chholing Monastery. This 500-year-old monastery is an example of fine woodwork. We can see the eight temple buildings with an image of Guru Rinpoche. Beyond this, we can walk to Birendra Tal right next to Manaslu Glacier. After enjoying some beautiful mountain views from Base Camp, we walked to Pungyen Nunnery. Exploring some caves and rivers, we get to the lodge over Sama Gaon. Or We can also go to the Manaslu Base Camp.
Overnight in Sama Gaon

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea house

Day 16: Walk to Larkya La Phedi (4,460 meters, 6 hours)


In the morning, we head to the village of Samdo. Walking down the edge, we cross Budi Gandaki one more time. Now, the uphill walk shows us the Larkya Glacier before we get to Salka Khola. After a couple of hours, we walk to the base of Larkya pass, also called Dharmasala. The views of Larkya Glacier and Manaslu still accompany us.
Overnight in Larkya La Phedi

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea house

Day 17: Walk to Bhimtang (3,720 meters, 7 hours) via Larka Pass

We begin today’s walk to Larka pass very early in the morning. Firstly, the trail goes on the north of the Larke Glacier and rises to Larke Peak. Here, the Larke and Pawar Peak look mesmerizing with the glacier on the north. With dozens of more peaks seen from the top, we stop for a while before getting to the Kechakyu Glacier. From Dangboche Kharka a downhill path leads us to Bimthang, a summer grazing area.
Overnight in Bhimthang

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea house

Day 18: Walk to Gho (2,550 m, 5 hours)

It’s a rather relaxing day in the mountain as we walk beyond the Bimthang on a stony glacier. With the last glimpse of Larke, Manaslu, and Nadi, we walk on the bank of the Dudh Khola. First, we get to Sangura Kharka and walk on a terraced field to the village of Gho. Here, you can witness true Gurung culture among the locals.
Overnight in Gho

Meal : Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accomodation : Tea house

Day 19: Walk to Dharapani (1,700m, 4 hours)

After breakfast, we cross the village of Tilje and head to the Marsyangdi Valley. On the west bank of Thonje, we cross the river on a long bridge. Now, joining the Annapurna trek route, we walked on a somewhat leveled path to Dharapani. Since we reach our hotel early, we stroll around the place to enjoy the evening.
Overnight in Dharapani

Meal : Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Accomodation : Tea house

Walking / Driving : 8 hours drive

Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu

Firstly, we drive to Besishar, Lamjung’s headquarters, in quite a rough patch. After a short stop in this town, we being our drive to Kathmandu. A fun drive along the riverbank of Marsyangdi and Trishuli lasts about seven hours.

In the evening, the only activity planned is farewell dinner. We enjoy a final meal together and remember the days from the trek.
Overnight in Kathmandu

Meal : Breakfast and lunch

Walking / Driving : 10 hours drive

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Trip Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Best available clean and comfortable Tea house accommodation during the trek
  • Airport pick up & drop off service in a private vehicle
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with tea/coffee during the trek
  • Seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Domestic flight(Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Highly experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, trained in first-aid Trek Leader (Guide)
  • Porter service to carry your main luggage during the trek.
  • Staff cost includes their food, accommodation, salary, flight, insurance, equipment, etc.
  • Trekking permits – Sagarmatha national park permit, Khumbu village development community fees.
  • -25-degree sleeping bag during the trip if needed.
  • a pulse oximeter to check your spo2 and bpm at the high elevation.
  • solar panel to charge the mobile and camera.
  • water bottle and purification tablets.
  • first aid kit box
  • Duffel bag for the trip.
  • All Local and Government taxes, administrative charges

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Nepal visa
  • Travel Insurance
  • Accommodation in the Kathmandu

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Tsum Valley and Manaslu trek Difficulty 

The Tsum Valley and Manaslu trek is quite a challenging adventure. It involves exploring the remote and isolated parts of the Tsum Valley, and Manaslu trek before resting in Samagaun at 3,530 meters. Afterwards, we head towards the Larkya La Pass to continue our journey in the Manaslu circuit.

During the Tsum Valley and Manaslu trek, our daily schedule varies depending on the altitude. In lower lands, we typically trek Tsum Valley and Manaslu for 5 to 7 hours a day; in higher altitudes, it’s generally 3 to 4 hours. We’ll take regular breaks to soak in the breathtaking mountain views.

Fitness level, Medical, and Health

Trekking at higher altitudes is more physically demanding than trekking at lower altitudes. It involves long uphill climbs, steep downhill descents, and some straightforward paths. While prior hiking experience is helpful, technical skills are optional. If you can hike for 5 to 6 hours daily at a decent pace with a light backpack, you can complete this Tsum Valley and Manaslu trek.

We’ll need to walk longer hours some days, so it’s important to be reasonably fit and prepared for such long days. Exercising regularly for a few weeks before the trip is recommended to build stamina. Remember, the fitter you are, the more enjoyable the Tsum Valley and Manaslu trek will be.

To join the Tsum Valley and Manaslu trek, all participants must be healthy and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and determination. Anyone with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, or blood diseases should let us know before booking the Tsum Valley and Manaslu trek so we can ensure their safety and well-being throughout the journey.

Acclimatization in Manaslu and Tsum Valley trek

Things to see in Manaslu Circuit Trek
Things to see in Manaslu Circuit Trek

As we trek through the remote Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley trek, we take breaks to acclimatize correctly, helping to reduce the risk of altitude sickness, which can occur when the body struggles to adapt to lower oxygen levels at higher altitudes. One special rest day is set aside in Samagaun at 3530 meters above sea level, allowing trekkers to adjust further before continuing the journey.

Altitude sickness is a severe concern in the Manaslu circuit and Tsum Valley trek, but it can be prevented by paying attention to our bodies’ signals and taking appropriate measures. Our experienced trek leaders and guides are trained in first aid and equipped with oximeters to monitor oxygen levels regularly. This allows us to detect any signs of altitude sickness early on.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Guide and Safety

At Himalayan Masters, we are dedicated to preserving our natural environment while ensuring the safety and satisfaction of our customers. We work closely with organizations like the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to create trekking experiences that benefit both tourists and local communities.

When you trek with us, your safety is our top priority. We take every precaution to ensure you’re well taken care of throughout your journey. Our Manaslu guides are trained in first aid and equipped with all the necessary gear and supplies to handle any situation that may arise.

Permits Required for Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek and its Costs.

If you’re planning to trek in the Manaslu Circuit or Tsum Valley in Nepal, you’ll need some permits. These permits help manage the area and ensure your safety.

First, there’s the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit (MRAP). This permit is needed if you’re trekking from Jagat to Samagaun. You get it from the Department of Immigration. During peak season, from September to November, it costs $100 per week and $15 for each additional day. In the other months, it’s $75 for a week and $15 per extra day.

Then there are the Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP) and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). These can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board. MCAP costs $20 for most countries and $2 for SAARC nations, while ACAP is $30 for most countries and $2 for SAARC countries.

Next, there’s the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card. You can get this from the TIMS counter near Saat Ghumti in Thamel. It costs $10 for most nations and $20 for Free Individual Travelers. While it’s not mandatory, it is a good idea for a smooth trip.

Finally, if you plan to trek in Tsum Valley, you’ll need a special permit. You can get this from the Department of Immigration as well. From September to November, it’s $40 per week and $7 for each additional day. In other months, it’s $30 for a week and $7 per extra day.

It’s important to follow these permit requirements to ensure you have a hassle-free trekking experience and to help preserve the natural beauty of these areas. You can find more details about trekking permits and fees on the Nepal Government’s website.

Read the difference between Manaslu Circuit and Annapurna Trek. 

Best Time to Visit Manaslu Trek Tsum Valley 

The best times to do the Manaslu and Tsum valley trek are from March to May and September to November. Let me break down why:

  1. March to May (Spring):This time is great because you can see amazing views of Mt. Manaslu and the surrounding glaciers. As March rolls in, the temperatures rise, making it comfortable for trekking. The skies are usually clear, showing off the snow-capped peaks at their finest. You’ll also spot beautiful rhododendron flowers in different colours along the trails. By the end of March, the winter snow melts away, making it easier to cross Larkya La Pass. In lower areas, temperatures can reach around 24°C during the day, while in higher regions, it can be around 18°C. At night, it can get chilly, dropping to about -4°C.
  2. September to November (Autumn): This season is also excellent for the Manaslu and Tsum Valley trek. After the monsoon season ends in August, the weather becomes stable, and the skies clear up, giving you breathtaking mountain views. Autumn is a popular time for the Manaslu and Tsum Valley trek because it’s also when major Nepali festivals like Dashain and Tihar occur. During this time, temperatures in lower areas can reach up to 25°C during the day and around 15°C in higher regions. Nights can get quite cold, dropping to about -6°C.

Keep in mind that mountain weather can be unpredictable and change quickly.

Accommodation and food on the Voyage to Manaslu Tsum Valley

This is a tea house trekking route where you will be living in the small local guest house that is owned by the people of Manaslu TSUM Valley. In the room, you will have 2-3 single beds made of mud or wood in the house. There are just simple mattresses and pillows in the room and nothing much. 

 When you’re trekking in Nepal, especially as you go higher in altitude, the food options become limited. Three full meals are included in the package, and you can order anything from the menu provided to you. Overall, you’ll have plenty of options to keep you energized and satisfied during your Tsum Valley Manaslu trek through Nepal. From traditional Nepali fare to international favourites, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. And no matter what you choose, you can always count on a warm and hearty meal to refuel you for your adventures ahead.

Transportation for the Manaslu circuit and Tsum Valley trek 

Himalayan Masters offers two options for transportation during your trekking adventure: Manaslu Tsum valley trek itinerary. The first option is to travel by bus from Kathmandu to Machhakhola early in the morning, which takes about 9 to 10 hours. Then, from Dharapani to Besisahar, you’ll switch to a local jeep, which takes about 4 to 5 hours. After that, you’ll switch to another bus or van to return to Kathmandu, which takes around 6 to 7 hours. This bus journey can be quite an experience as it allows you to see various villages along the way.

However, it’s important to note that the bus might be crowded, not very clean and may make frequent stops to pick up and drop off passengers. This option may take longer compared to a private jeep, but it offers a chance to immerse yourself in the journey. Alternatively, you can opt for private transportation upon request, which costs $200 for the journey to Machhakhola and $250 for the return journey from Dharapani to Kathmandu. This ensures a more comfortable and faster journey but comes at an additional cost.

Telephone, Internet, and Battery Charging in Manaslu trek Tsum valley


In most villages nowadays, you can find phone service and mobile reception. NCELL and Nepal Telecom are the main companies providing SIM cards in Nepal. If you’re trekking in the Manaslu region, using Nepal Telecom for better phone reception is recommended.


Some villages and tea houses along the Manaslu trek Tsum valley route, like Philim, Chumling, Namrung, Lho, Samagaon, Samdo, Bhimthang, and Dharapani, have internet access, but it might only sometimes be reliable due to weather.

Battery Charging

Regarding charging your devices, most tea houses in remote trekking areas have electricity or solar power. They usually charge a small fee, around 2/3 of a dollar in rupees, to fully charge your device. Carrying a power bank for backup during your Himalayan trek is a good idea.

Nepalese Currency and Payment in Manaslu Trek Tsum Valley

The currency used in Nepal is the rupee. If you need to exchange money, it’s best to have currencies like USD, AUD, GBP, Swiss Franc, Canadian Dollar, SGD, or Euro, as they’re easily exchangeable in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Credit and debit cards like Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted in major tourist places, hotels, restaurants, and larger stores in cities like Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan, and Pokhara. However, there’s usually a 3.5% surcharge on card payments.

ATMs are common in Kathmandu and Pokhara, especially in areas like Thamel. Some ATMs have a daily withdrawal limit, ranging from Rs 10,000 to Rs 35,000, and they usually charge around USD 4 per transaction. Your bank may also apply its fee for using international ATMs.

Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek Start 

Before starting the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek, arriving in Kathmandu a few days early is essential. This gives us time to sort out some important things. One day is needed to get a special permit for the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek, which requires a passport with a Nepal visa. If you still need to have the online briefing about the trip, arriving early allows us to do that in person. On the third day, we’ll leave Kathmandu and drive to Sotikhola, where the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek begins.

The cost of local transportation from Kathmandu to Sotikhola and then back from Tal to Besisahar to Kathmandu is included in the package. If you prefer, you can rent a private jeep for an additional fee.

Arriving in Kathmandu early allows us to take care of permit paperwork, have an in-person briefing if needed, and start the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek on the third day by driving to Sotikhola. The package covers local transport, but you can rent a private jeep if you’d like.

Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek Route Other Alternative Routes. 

Usually, when people go on the Manaslu and Tsum Valley trek, they start from Arughat. From there, they walk along a river called Soti Khola until they reach a village called Jagat, which is like the entrance to the Manaslu area. On this journey, they pass through Philim, a big village. After leaving Philim, there’s a suspension bridge: if you cross it, you’ll go towards the Circuit; if you keep following the path, you’ll head to Tsum Valley.

But there are other ways to start your trek. One option is to go through a village called Barpark. It takes a bit longer, but people say the views of the mountains from there are amazing.

If you’re tired of staying in tea houses along the way and want something different, there’s another option called the Bhumlichok Bhairabi Homestay Trip. This takes you to Lower Manaslu, where you stay in local people’s homes instead of guesthouses. It’s a chance to experience the area in a new way. Read all possible treks in the Manaslu Area. 

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My second time back with Himalayan Masters and they exceeded my expectations yet again. Manaslu and Tsum valley trek organised by Sandip was a great itinerary and Dipak was an amazing guide that truly went above and beyond the duties of a trekking guide. He supported our group through all our ups and downs and we certainly couldn’t have done it without his help. The 3 porters, Syren, Pawan, and Pitumber also went above their duties to help cook, serve us fresh fruit every day and keep spirits high! I would recommend Himalayan Masters to anyone who is interested in trekking in Nepal. Miss it already

Hannah KadiAustralia


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