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Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek - 22 Days

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Trip Facts
  • Duration 22 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Group Size 2 to 15
  • Max. Elevation 5130m / 16830ft
  • Start/End Arughat / Besisahar
  • Best Time Sep to Dec and Mar to May


  • Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek – 22 Days Itinerary
  • Well managed tea house facilitates with warm hospitality.
  • Tsum Valley is hidden treasurer as Tibetan plateau.
  • They are very religious of Buddhism.
  • There are many old and new, big and small Monasteries’
  • Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa, Gumdalumda, Lho Monastery etc.
  • Typical, Tradition culture and customs.
  • They required special permits in Manaslu and Tsum Valley.
  • Conservation Area Permits as MCAP and ACAP.
  • Every day you should walk 6 to 7 hours.
  • Following Budi Gandaki and Marsyangdi River bank.
  • Larke Pass (5130m) is adventure high pass in this trek.
  • Trekking ending in Annapurna Circuit trail in Dharapani Besisahar.

Overview of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is a beautiful combination trekking route in Nepal because of wilderness beauty, Authentic Adventure, and exploring Local people’s lifestyle as Lamaism Bhotea their Cultural & Religion. There are many monasteries and white snow peaks such as Mt Manaslu 8163m, Mt Ganesh Himal 7422m many more. First, visit Tsum valley as remoteness settled close to Tibet border. Then trekking continues towards the Manalsu circuit, High pass of Larkya Pass 5160m end in part of Annapurna circuit Dharapani Besisahar. The trail continues along Budhigandaki River till the high pass of Larkya then follows Marshayangdi River. It is such a beautiful trekking route in Nepal. We can organize three treks here Manaslu Trek or Tsum Valley Trek or same time Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking is exploring typical lifestyles and hidden culture, very religious places like Buddhist monuments Monasteries, Tsorten, Prayer Wheels, Mani Walls, Stupa, etc. There are male and female monasteries such as Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa, Lho Gompa, etc. Glorious view of the World’s 8th highest Mountain Mt. Manaslu 8167m and many more peaks. It is an authentic adventure and wilderness beauty.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking commences Kathmandu to Arughat or Soti Khola by vehicle then, start trekking along Budi Gandaki River. It will be 3 weeks perfect itinerary at regional cost. We provide first-class services in a full board package. There are fully tea house facilities. The major things are to observe geographical diversity, people, culture, religious customs, etc. Most of the places they have huge male & female monasteries as Rachen Gompa Female Monastery and Mu Gompa, Gumbalumda Monastery in Tsum Valley, and Manaslu region has Lho Monastery and Samagaun. There are lots of popular caves like Mila Ripa caves in Tsum valley and many other caves. You can explore the exotic area, wilderness landscapes, and they grow some crops and vegetables as wheat, buckwheat, barley and potatoes some vegetables. They have Yaks, Goats, Sheep and Cows. You will see those attractions mountains Mt Manaslu the world’s 8th highest peak 8163m and many glorious peaks such as Mt. Ganesh Himal many more. Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking is easily accessed by vehicle and after ending also catch a vehicle to return to Kathmandu.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking trail required specail permits as seperately. You need to issue 4 permits as Tsum Valley Special permit, Manaslu Special Permit, Manaslu Conservation (MCAP) and Annapurna Conservation (ACAP) and they required you need minimum of two person. We need your passport photo copy, passport size photos to issue it. We Unique Nepal Advetnrue Treks will issue it. It is wonderufl trekking very combination because you are walking from low level and farming terraces to middle hill and Mountains people lifestyle and thier cultures, customes and lifestyle. We organize nicely and our staffs will take care so much and they provide excellent services and make successful your trip. 

The lifestyle and culture, tradition, and religion in Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

Most of the people are living mixes such as Lama, Gurung, and others. They have their own culture, traditions, customs, language, dress up, and they have their own festivals. The mountain area people are very religious, they are Buddhist and every village has Buddhist monasteries. They are farmers, they grow lots of crops and vegetables.

How about Lodging Fooding in Manaslu Tsum Valley Circuit Trekking?

They have well-managed lodges and neat and clean rooms with beds. They are farmers and grow so many crops and vegetables. Furthermore, they provide local organic, hygienic meals with warm hospitality.

Route of Manaslu Tsum Trekking

First visit to Tsum Valley Route

First visiting to Tsum Valley route is aong, Arughat Bazaar 600m, Sotikhola 700m, Machhikhola 870m, Jagat1340m, Philim 1570m, Chumling 2385m, Chhokangparo 3030m, Rachen Gompa 3250m, Nile 3360m, Mu Gompa 3700m.

Route of Manalsu Trek

Second Part Manaslu Route is along Deng 1860m, Namrung 2630m, Lho Monastery 3180m, Samagaon 3520m, Samdo 3875m, Dharamshala 4460m, Larkya Pass 5160m, Bimtang 3590m, Goa 2515m, Tilje 2300m, Dharapani 1963m, Besisahar 760m, Kathmandu.

How about Transportations in Manaslu Trek?

You need to use vehicle transactions before starting your trek and after ending your trek according to mentioned below.

  • Airport picks up and drops off by the private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu to Arughat and a bit further till Sotikhola by local bus or private jeep as you wish.
  • After ending your trek, Dharapani to Besisahar by local jeep.
  • Besisahar to Kathmandu by comfortable bus or private vehicle.
  • We arrange according to your required private or public vehicle.

Attractions Mountain View in Manaslu Circuit Trek

There are many crystal-clear white snow peaks in Manaslu circuit trek.

  • Mt. Manaslu 8163m / 26782ft.
  • Ganesh Himal 7422m / 24350ft.
  • Shringi Himal 7161m / 23495ft.
  • Himalchuli 7893m / 25895ft.
  • Nadichuli (Peak 29) 7871m / 25824ft.
  • Buddha Himal 6772m / 22218ft.
  • Annapurna-II 7937m / 26040ft.
  • Himlung 7126m / 23380ft.
  • Larkya Peak 6249m / 20502ft.
  • Lamjung Himal 6983m / 22910ft.

How about Lakes and Rivers views in Manaslu Tsum Valley Circuit Trek?

There are two lakes and two rivers in Manaslu trek. Trekking is following first Budi Gandaki River then after Larke La Pass following Marshyangdi river. You will see two beautiful lakes Birendra Lake and Ponkar lake and Manaslu glacier.

Do We Need Any Entry Permits for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek?

Yes, you should issue some permits to visit the Manaslu and Tsum Valley Special Permits. And, they required a minimum of two people to issue special permits. They required another permit too, like Manaslu and Annapurna Conservation Permits.

We Unique Nepal Adventure Treks will organize all the permits as required. It would be below-mentioned. We need your original passport and passport-size photos. We issue it easily and our guide will carry it during trek. After success in your trek, he gives you a souvenir. He has to report every check post.

  • Manaslu Special Permit – US$ 75 to 100 according to trekking season.
  • Tsum Valley Special Permit – US$ 50
  • MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project) – Nrs. 3000/-
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) – Nrs. 3000/-
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) – Nrs. 1000/-

Best Time to Visit in Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking is one of the authentic adventure high passes and exploring the local lifestyle culture, tradition, and religion. We can say the best time is Autumn and Spring is always the best weather and temperature, with crystal clear, open views. Monsoon is mostly cloudy and raining, with no good visibility, but trekking can be possible and sometimes can be open. Winter is too snowy and cold, and most of the mountain people drop. Lodge will be closed, that’s the way we don’t recommend January and February.

  • Autumn Season: September, October, November, December.
  • Main Winter: January and February – Heavy snow and closed the lodges.
  • Spring Season: March, April and May – Always fine weather.
  • Monsoon Season: June, July and August – Raining and Cloudy.

Cost of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

We provide excellent services full board package cost is US$ 1575 each. It is a two-person price if you are a single visitor, the cost would be a bit more. If group size is increased, the cost will be decreased. For further information, feel free, thank you.

Trekking Gear of Tsum Valley, Manaslu Trek?

Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek is a medium and strenuous high pass adventurous trek and a more than three weeks walking trek. There will be most of the time cooling weather, so you must prepare nice and warm enough clothing a big jacket as a down jacket, warm enough fleece, a warm hat, gloves, warm trousers or trekking pains, some quick-dry trekking t-short, half paint, warm enough negative sleeping bag, comfortable trekking boot, light sandal, headlight, 2-liter water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, etc. normally these listed trekking gear recommend due to sometimes can be rain and snow over the pass then get cold. Warm enough and good gear are much important for trekking.

Carry your important medicine

Medicine is very important if you have any disease, you must carry the medicine with you. That “prevention is better than cure” mountain region we can’t find any healthcare, clinic, or hospital if there is a clinic you may not get according to your problem medicine. So; I humble request, please prepare if you are continually taking any medicine. It is very important, but our company will provide something first aid kit bag normally for a headache, fever, stomach problem as diarrhea, cough & cold some bandage, tape & Diamox for high altitude sickness, etc.


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22 Days From Arrival to Departure Perfect Itinerary of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek, If you would like to do more or less trekking, Please feel free. We customize your trip according to your schedule. It is a perfect Itinerary, but if you have short or long days, we can arrange it easily.

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, and a representative of Unique Nepal Adventure Trek will welcome you and transfer you to your selected hotel by private vehicle.

  • Standard Hotel
  • 25 minute Drive
  • 1300m / 4265ft

Prepare for trekking and sightseeing, and we must issue your special permit for Manaslu and Tsum valleys.

  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)
  • Boudhanath Stupa (Large white Buddhist Stupa)
  • Pashupatinath (Hindu Temple)
  • Standard Hotel
  • 5/6 hrs. Sightseeing
  • 1300m / 4265ft

Early in the morning, catch a vehicle; it is long driving by local bus. If you take a private Jeep, it will be much more comfortable and a bit shorter. It is 7/8 hours of driving, but they stop at some places for lunch and a break. It is a beautiful drive with beautiful scenery. Stay overnight at a nice lodge.

  • Nice Lodge
  • 7/8 Hrs Drive
  • 700m / 2297ft

After a yummy breakfast, the trek starts around 7:30 a.m. It is a smooth, gradual trail along the huge Budi Gandaki River bank and crosses many beautiful villages, often crossing suspension bridges in the Budi Gandaki River. There are some tea houses on the way for a lunch break. Machikhola is a nice place to stay overnight.

  • Lodge
  • 6/7 hrs Walking
  • 870m / 2855ft

The trek starts early in the morning after breakfast. It is also approximately 7 hours of walking along many beautiful villages, such as Tatopani Hot Springs, Khorlabari, and Dovan. There will be a lunch spot somewhere, and we will arrive at a nice camp in Jagat. Here is the main checkpoint for Manaslu Conservation Area. If you don’t carry a Manaslu special permit or MCAP permit, they won’t allow you to visit there. Stay at a nice lodge.

  • Nice Lodge
  • 6/7 hrs Walking
  • 1370m / 4495ft

  • Lodge
  • 5/6 hrs Walking
  • 2260m / 7415ft

  • Lodge
  • 6/7 hrs Walking
  • 2385m / 7825ft

  • Lodge
  • 6/7 hrs Walking
  • 3031m / 9945ft

  • Lodge
  • 5/6 hrs. Walking
  • 3240m / 10630ft

  • 3360m / 11024ft

Day Excursion visiting the beautiful monastery of Mu Gompa and the border side of Tibet It is nice to visit, then go back to the Nile. If you have time, you can come to the Rachen Gompa for an overnight stay.

  • Lodge
  • 4/5 hrs Hiking

  • Lodge
  • 6/7 hrs Walking
  • 2260m / 7415ft

  • Nice Lodge
  • 6/7 hrs. Walking
  • 1860m / 6103ft

It is beautiful walking along many villages, such as Bihi Phedi and Ghap, with nice terraces, and arriving at the beautiful place Namrung with its dense forest. You will also see some mountain scenery here. Most of the trailheads are nice, but some parts are uphill. You will see mesmerizing views of Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, etc., and stay at a nice Lodge here in Namrung.

  • Nice Lodge
  • 7 hrs. Walking
  • 2630m / 8629ft

It is wonderful walking along many typical villages, such as Shyo, Syala, and Lho, which have huge monasteries, and arriving in the beautiful village of Samagaon. It is approximately 7 hours; there is a nice place to stop for lunch and explore Lho Monastery. Samagaon is a beautiful and large village. You will see some spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu, Himalchuli, Ngadi Himal, etc., and stay overnight at a nice lodge.

  • 3530m / 11582ft

No rush; you can get up slowly, take a nice breakfast, then visit Birendra Lake, a typical Sama village, and take a good rest for acclimatization. It is short activities and long rest. Optional for many adventure lovers, a day excursion to Manaslu base camp (5–6 hrs) or walking or visiting Pungyang Monastery takes 3–4 hrs. And stay overnight at the same lodge.

  • Beautiful Lodge
  • 2/3 hrs day explore
  • 3530m / 11582ft

It is short walk; you will get lunchtime and not any lodges between Samagaon and Samdo. It is smooth walking along open landscapes. Furthermore, it's also a big village. It is way to the Tibet border as well, easily accessible. There was a Tibetan refugee camp as well. Nice and open valley, a special Yaks pasture area, and stay overnight at a nice lodge.

  • Lodge
  • 4/5 hrs. Walking
  • 3875m / 12714ft

It is a wonderful trail to get to Dharamsala; there is not much uphill, but it's really altitude, and we need to walk slowly. Dharamsala is situated at an elevation of 4460m. It is the last day of Adventure Night. You will get lunch. It is altitude; stay connected with your guide and be confident. Wonderful viewing of Manaslu, Larke Himal, and many more. Open view as a mesmerizing view. Well-managed mountain lodge. Stay overnight at a nice lodge.

  • Lodge
  • 5 hrs Walking
  • 4460m / 14633ft

Tough, adventure-filled days pass, and you need to be ready early in the morning. Get up and take some breakfast, then start your trek and gradually ascend (3/4 hrs) to get to the top. You must walk slowly. It is something like 500m you must ascend then, a long way descending. There is no lunch spot; you need to carry a packed lunch. After a successful high pass, the trail heads steeply downward and will see the huge Ponkar Lake and many silver-clear, white snow mountains such as Annapurna II, Himlung, Kangaru, Larkya Peak, etc. After dropping an hour’s trail, it gets better and better as Yaks graze and you easily arrive at a beautiful place called Bimtang. Stay overnight at a nice lodge.

  • Lodge
  • 8/9 hrs Walking
  • 5106m / 16752ft

After success, the adventure high pass of Larkya La trail is heading smoothly downward. It is easy going along Goa, Yak Kharka, where you will take your lunch, and then easily arriving at Tilje, a typical Gurung village. It takes around 7 hours, including lunch and breaks. Stay overnight at a nice lodge. You will sleep much better than on previous nights.

  • Nice Lodge
  • 7 hrs Walking
  • 2300m / 7545ft

Tilje or Dharapani to Besisahar catches a local jeep. It takes 4 hours to drive along many beautiful villages such as Dharapani, Taal, Chyamje, Jagat, Syange, Ngadi, Bulbule, and Khudi before arriving at Besisahar. It is a long drive, but you will easily arrive in Kathmandu. If you need a comfortable private jeep, Dicide and confirm with us. We send it to pick up at Dharapani Tilje. You can come with a local vehicle from Tilje to Besisahar by local jeep, then catch a local bus or hike to Kathmandu.

  • Standerd Hotel
  • 8/9 hrs Driving
  • 1300m / 4265ft

A representative of Unique Nepal Adventure Trek will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport by private vehicle.


  • Departure Day
  • 25 Minute Drive
  • 1300m / 4265ft

Cost Details

What's Included

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle.
  • Three nights in Kathmandu hotel with continental breakfast.
  • All meals during the trek (lunch, dinner, breakfast).
  • Accommodation in comfortable lodges.
  • One English-speaking government-trained license holder and well-informed trekking Guide.
  • Needed porters to carry your luggage.
  • All expenses for Guide & Porters as– meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation, etc.
  • Needed transportations as
  • Kathmandu to Arughat, Sotikhola by local bus or private vehicle.
  • Returning, Tilje Dharapani to Besisahar local sharing Jeep.
  • Besisahar to Kathmandu by bus or private vehicle.
  • Needed Permits as below-mentioned.
  • Manaslu Special Permits.
  • Tsum Valley Special Permit.
  • MCAP Manaslu Conservation Area Project Permit.
  • ACAP Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit.
  • TIMS card fees (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Government and local area taxes where applicable.
  • Seasonal fruits such as Apples, bananas, etc.
  • Some snacks such as cookies and nuts.
  • First Aid kit bag.

What's Excluded

  • Nepalese entry visa fee. You can obtain a visa easily at Kathmandu airport.
  • Travel insurance, issue emergency helicopter rescue coverage by altitude sick or any accident case.
  • Emergency evacuation and medical equipment.
  • Soft, hot, and alcoholic drinks such as tea, coffee, mineral water, hot water, coke, Fanta, beer, spirits, etc).
  • Snacks (Chocolate, biscuits, dessert, etc.).
  • Hot water, hot shower, heater charge, battery charge, phone calls, and laundry service.
  • Hire equipment and other personal items (sleeping bag, down jacket, hiking boots, toilet rolls, etc.).
  • In case of natural calamities i.e., political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides, extra charges will be borne by themselves.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guide and porters, donation, and personal expenses.

Good to Know

Packing List or Trekking Gear of Adventure Trekking

It is a packing list or Trekking Gear, if you are doing adventure trekking up to 3500m you should prepare listing trekking gears. It is for warming, comfort, safety and success your trip. If you don’t have something, you can buy or rent in Kathmandu. We can help to find it out. All of needed packing clothing and gears are listing, find it out properly.


  • Headlight with extra batteries
  • Sun hat, insulating hat
  • Warm hat, Scarf-Beany


  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes


  • Hand sanitizer
  • Light gloves
  • Warm gloves
  • Windproof gloves

Clothing for Trekking

  • Warm enough Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Trekking T-shirts Few pairs
  • A couple of Trekking paints
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Polypropylene underwear’s
  • Under long fleece
  • Breathable underwear
  • Thermal layer
  • Gore Text Windproof Jacket
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers

Clothing for City

  • You can pack any clothes that you prefer to wear in the city.


  • Trekking Boots
  • Sports shoes/Sandals
  • Thin & Thick Woolen socks
  • Trekking socks
  • Gaiter and crampons


  • Duffel bag
  • Day pack
  • Rucksack
  • Rain cover

Essential Gear

  • 2-liter water bottle
  • Water purification as tables or drops or stereo pen
  • Trekking pole
  • Swiss knife
  • Warm enough Sleeping bag around -15
  • Watch or Alarm clock
  • Cellphone and charging cables


  • Quick dry towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Biodegradable Shampoo and soap
  • Deodorants
  • Female hygiene products
  • Moisturizer
  • Dental floss
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror
  • Toilet paper

Personal Accessories

  • Money
  • Camera
  • Passport, photocopy
  • PP size Photos

Extra items

  • Notebook and pen
  • Ear plugs
  • Energy/Protein bar
  • First aid kit

Client Reviews

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  • Doreen
    DoreenUnited States,September 11, 2017

    Tsum Valley - Manaslu Trek

    Jay was incredible for the month he served as my guide as we trekked through the Tsum Valley and Manaslu regions, which included some of the most mind-blowingly spectacular scenery I have ever seen in my life. I should note that this was my very first trek in Nepal so, every sight, sound, and experience was that much more special....

    Always prepared, always confident, always on top of things, and always smiling, Jaya made sure that I had everything I needed at any given time. He was also quick to share information, history, and interesting facts about his beloved Nepal.

    If you're looking for a competent, caring, kind, and professional guide, who will look after your every need, Jaya is your man. I would highly recommend him to anyone...


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