Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek - 17 DaysManaslu Tsum Valley Trek - 17 Days

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek - 17 Days

  • Duration17 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Maximum Altitude 5213m
  • Activity Trekking
  • Group Size 2-`16
  • Accommodation Teahouse
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Best Season March-May, September- December
Overview of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek - 17 Days

The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is a 17-day tea house trek taking hikers up close to the eighth highest mountain in the world – Mount Manaslu at 8,163m, and through the hidden valley of Tsum. It opened in the early 90s and kept nature's beauty secure from the outer world. It is a restricted area so even though it is open for trekkers now the beauty and vibes are full on the way.

The average day walk is 6 to 7 hours. This trek demands a good level of fitness to explore to its core.

The Tsum Valley on the journey has elevations exceeding 3,000 meters, does not require crossing the Larkya La at 5,160 meters but sometimes takes a walk over snow and ice.

The walk as a whole has roaring rivers and waterfalls, difficult rocky pathways clinging to cliff sides, Gurung villages with terraced rice fields, lengthy suspension bridges (that test one's mental stamina), and mani walls, chortens, and other Buddhist temples, especially on the Tsum Valley route.

The people, culture, and geography of the Tsum Valley, also known as the Hidden Valley, are quite similar to those of Tibet.

The journey passes quite near the Tibetan border. There is a chance to encounter Buddhist nuns and monks on this walk and visit Milarepa's Cave.

Additionally, keep an eye out for stunning mountain birds like the Lophophorus, which is Nepal's national bird.

There are breathtaking views of Mount Manaslu as well as the Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Ganesh Himal, and Larkye Peak Himalayan ranges.

Likewise, Icefalls and frozen lakes, Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru, and the enormous Annapurna II are seen in magnificence from Larkya La pass.

This trek is for people who want to go across various civilizations and varying landscapes all in one trip. A unique experience and stunning sights of snow-capped mountains are rewarded for your determined trip to the Manaslu region. This naturally and culturally enriched valley trekking varies from 1905m in Lhokpa to over 5093m at Ngula Dhojhyang pass on the Tibetan border.

Best Season for the Manaslu circuit trek with Tsum Valley

The best season for the Manaslu circuit trek with Tsum Valley is during spring (March- May) and autumn (sept-Nov). Spring is one of the best seasons with perfect weather, moderate temperatures, and incredible views. The season welcomes new flowers and greenery. The trails offer beautiful scenery of rhododendron flowers, snowcapped mountains, and green forests. Autumn is the best season for the Manaslu circuit trek with Tsum Valley. This season offers the perfect weather and beautiful scenery. The days are sunny and pleasant and the nights are chilly. It will be great to trek in autumn with the clear blue skies mesmerizing scenery and moderate temperature, making it pleasant for trekking.

Accommodations on the Manaslu circuit trek with Tsum Valley

The Manaslu circuit with Tsum Valley is one of the best teahouse treks in Nepal. Trekkers will be staying at the tea houses. The tea houses are quite simple and have basic facilities. The rooms are cozy and comfortable and offer comfortable beds, warm blankets, and soft pillows. The facilities are good and the warm hospitality of the locals is great. At the higher altitudes, the facilities are limited.

Foods on Manaslu circuit trek with Tsum Valley

On the 20-day Manaslu circuit with Tsum Valley trekking trails, many teahouses serve a variety of foods and drinks for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You will have nutritious and delicious food in the teahouses you are staying at. You have great options for delicious foods like roti tarkari, dal bhat achaar, thukpa, momos, oats, eggs, etc. There are also varieties of hot and cold drinks. You can choose any food and drink from the menu according to your taste and preferences.

The monsoon (June-Aug) and winter (Dec-Feb) are not preferable seasons for the 20-day Manaslu Circuit trek with Tsum Valley. During the monsoon season, the temperature is hot and there will be heavy rainfall. There are high chances of natural calamities in monsoon season which makes the trek challenging. During the winter season, you might face heavy snowfall and the path might get blocked. It is really cold in this season and the temperature drops to minus. However, if the cold doesn’t bother you then you can do the Manaslu circuit trek with Tsum Valley in winter. The trails are less crowded and the mountain views are the best in this season.

The difficulty level of the Manaslu circuit trek with Tsum Valley is moderately challenging. It is perfect for people who are seeking for thrilling and adventurous experience. People with proper physical and mental fitness and strong determination can do the trek. The trek can be hard for the beginners. They can be prepared by doing some strength exercises, jogging, and hiking before a few weeks of the trek.

Trekking guides and porters for the Manaslu circuit trek with Tsum Valley

You will do this 20-day Manaslu circuit trek with Tsum Valley with our professional guide and porter. It will be easy and comfortable for you to trek with the presence of a guide and porter. Guide will help you lead the trek show you the best trekking route and explain to you about the history and cultures of the region. While porter can carry your bag throughout the trek that will make your trekking journey comfortable. While trekking you might face some injuries or difficulties, at that time the guides will look after you and help you. Welcome Nepal Treks provides a highly professional, caring reliable, and responsible guide and porter for your 20 day Manaslu circuit trek with Tsum Valley. They will make your trip safe, successful, and memorable.

Trekking permits for the Manaslu circuit trek with Tsum Valley

You need different kinds of trekking permits for the 20-day Manaslu circuit trek with Tsum Valley. They are the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit, Manaslu Conservation Area Permit, Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS), and a special permit for Tsum Valley.

  • Experience the region’s unique lifestyle, primitive traditions, and Buddhist pilgrimage.
  • Walk along the off-the-beaten trail in the local areas of Nepal, apparently unchanged by modern civilization.
  • Explore the antique Tibetan culture and enjoy the peaceful environment of Buddhism.
  • Travel around the beautiful dense forest.
  • Travel through Buddhist Pilgrimage places rich with colorful prayer flags.
  • Enjoy the stunning views of Ganesh Himal and exquisite landscapes.
  • Experience the region’s unique lifestyle, primitive traditions, and Buddhist pilgrimage.

Upon your arrival, a representative from all Nepal Hiking will receive you at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA). Our representative transfers you to your hotel and will explain the trek in brief. You may ask our representative if you’ve any queries regarding the trek. Our staff will also assist you with the trek preparation. In the evening, you may enjoy the Kathmandu nightlife around your hotel.


  • Max. Altitude:1300m
  • Accommodation:Hotel

You can make preparations for the trek and introduce yourself to the crew members. Overnight in Hotel. BB

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast

Early morning drive on the Kathmandu Pokhara Highway till Malekhu. Enjoy the countryside views and the long-range Himalayas along the way. We cross the Trisuli River and drive north to Dhading Besi, Golabhanjyan, and Salyantaar. Spectacular views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and other villages on the hilly terrace. Thus, we reach Aarught in Budhi Gandaki Valley. Alright, Bazar is a major town in Northern Gorkha. After crossing the newly constructed bridge over Budhi Gandaki, drive to Soti Khola. Overnight in a guesthouse. BLD


  • Max. Altitude:730 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:7 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We follow the trekking trails through the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River. The trail is new, built by the GTZ project. Before 1996, the trail was very narrow with many ups and down. Nowadays the trail is full of horses and donkeys carrying goods for the local people. There are suspended bridges along the small streams. Trek through nature and villages like Khursanibari and Lapubesi. Minor ups and downs to the Machhakhola. After crossing the Machha Khola(a small river)we follow the narrow trail on the left bank of Budhi Gandaki through nature and Khorlabesi village. At the place called Tatopani, we’ll enjoy the hot spring spout of Budi Gandaki Valley Overnight in a guesthouse. BLD


  • Max. Altitude:930m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:6 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We cross Budhi Gandaki and head to Dobhan. The path is rocky in the narrow ridge with full of nature on both sides of the Budhi Gandaki River. We climb steeply up to Thado Bharyang and Yaru Fant and Syauli. The valley gets wider and we pass through the stoned paved path crossing a suspended bridge over Budhi Gandaki once more today before reaching Jagat. Jagat does have an MCAP checkpoint. We continue through a beautiful village on the banks of Budi Gandaki Sirdibas, Water operated mills in Ghatte Khola are very much impressed we again cross the Suspended Bridge over Budi Gandaki and steep up to Philim village on the ridge, on the right side we can see beautiful looking school building build by Japanese climbers. Overnight in a guesthouse, BLD


  • Max. Altitude:1570 m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:7hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Heading left to Philim we can see a beautiful waterfall on the other side of Budi Gandaki and the cultivated zone is very much mesmerizing, we reach Yeklebhatti and continue to Chisapani via pine and rhododendron forests, the views of Himalchuli mountains at 7893m and Boudha Himal from Lokpa, are impressive Pass Lokpa, descend half an hour towards Lungwa khola and climbing ups and downs difficult trail additional two hours north through pines and rhododendrons we reach Gumlung. Then Cross the Siyar Khola, and finally reach your destination at Chumling, from where we can view Shringi Himal. Visit the old Chumling gompa and the pebble streets of the village. BLD


  • Max. Altitude:2385m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:7 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We Cross the suspended bridge onto the opposite bank. Enjoy the great views of Ganesh Himal. Walk past Rainjam to Serpu Khola crossing the again bridge then arrive at the Gho Village. Continues 2 hours climb to Tsum and takes us to the village of Chhekangparo. If the weather is clear, enjoy the views of Himalchuli at 7893 meters and Ganesh Himal at 7140 m. Overnight at Chhekhangparo. BLD


  • Max. Altitude:3010m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:5 hrs
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

While climbing above Chhekhangparo, better to be careful of altitude problems. Walk past Lamagaon crossing rope suspension bridge to the Rachen Gompa, which is also well known as Nunnery Gompa too. We make a small visit and then we cross the Shiar Khola. Continue walking through the well-managed villages of Lar (micro hydro power), Phurbe, and Pangdun. Leaving the old historic Stupa of Bhudda on a way crossing the village of Chhule, climb upstream and cross the bridge to finally arrive at the Nile. If you consider we can make your visit to the illustrious monastery of Chhule which is located at the top of the area . BLD


  • Max. Altitude:3,361m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Tibetan border is not far from here. Walk to the west bank of the valley through the Tibetan landscapes. Climb up to the Mu Gompa. We also visit the monastery. Then after, we make a visit to the Dhephu Doma Gompa. BLD



  • Max. Altitude:3,700m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:3 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we make sightseeing of the whole Mu Gompa Area. Mu Gompa is the largest monastery in the tsum valley. The Gompa lies at the highest and most remote part of the Tsum Valley. After exploring the Mu Gompa area, we may also consider the opportunity of getting to the base of Pika Himal (4865m). BLD


  • Max. Altitude:4865m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We Trek back through Chhule and Phurbe, on the east bank of the Shyar Khola. Finally, we arrive at Burgi village. The Burgi village is a small beautiful village. Climb up to the Milarepa's Cave Milarepa Cave (piren Phu) is known for its thrilling glimpses of Poshyop Glacier, Kipu Himal, and Churke Himal. BLD


  • Max. Altitude:3,245m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:5 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

As we trek continue the greenery of nature and descend down to Chhokang Paro again. Continue descending to Gho. Descending further, we arrive at the bridge above the Sarpu Khola. Trekking along the lower Tsum Valley takes you to again Chumling. BLD

5-6 hours

  • Max. Altitude:2,386m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trail continues to Lokpa. After lunch south on a flat trail, we move ahead. Enjoy the gorgeous Samba Falls. Finally arrive at Philim after 6 or 7 hours long trekking. A trail passes through the Phillim village that leads to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp too. BLD


  • Max. Altitude:1,570m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We start trek to Khorlabesi via Jagat and Tatopani. move down to Sirdibas and we finally reach Jagat. Further descent takes us to Yaruphant. The dry Tibetan climate now gives way to subtropical green vegetation. The trek continues to Dobhan. Finally arrive at Tatopani. There is a hot spring at Tatopani. If paying attention, you may dip yourself in the hot spring and relax your tired muscles by wet through yourself in the hot spring. If not continue walking up and down from Tatopani to reach Khorlabesi, our resting place for the day. BLD


  • Max. Altitude:970m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trekking trails cross the Thado Khola flowing in a rocky gorge. Head down again to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. We trek along the Budhi Gandaki River to reach to Gurung village of Labubesi. We Pass the two waterfalls on a vertical rocky trail on the side of a cliff. We then reach Khursane. Walk along the ridge above Budhi Gandaki and cross the Sal forests. Finally, cross the bridge to arrive at Soti Khola. BLD


  • Max. Altitude:700m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:6-7 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive back to Kathmandu via Aarught, villages on both sides of the road make you excited. In Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel, and the day at leisure to rest, perhaps catch up on some last-minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu. In the evening, we host a dinner to celebrate our successful completion of the Tsum Valley Trek. Overnight in Kathmandu. BLD

Your Nepal trip comes to the closing stages today! If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. A representative from All Nepal Hiking will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. (B)

  • Max. Altitude:600m
  • Time:8-9 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your Nepal trip comes to the closing stages today! If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. A representative from All Nepal Hiking will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. (B)

    Packing List for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

    The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important mustn't essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.


    • All season All-seasonal and down Jacket (we can provide if you need them  it,  but hate to be returned after the trek)
    • Duffle bag ( Sherpa Expedition & Trekking provide dufprovides during the trek but has to be returned after the trek)
    • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (a must-have for morning and evenings above 3,000m)
    • Daypack

    Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyewear

    • A pair of half gloves half-gloves at that covers the ears
    • Sunglasses 
    • Neckwarmer
    • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
    • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries


    • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
    • Warmer shell gloves and liner

    Upper Body

    • long sleeve t-shirts
    • Thermal tops
    • wool jacket  or pullover
    • Sports bras for women and girls
    • Water and windproof shell jacket 

    Lower Body

    • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
    • windproof and waterproof trousers
    • warmer trousers
    • Comfortable trekking pants
    • Extra casual sport pantssportswear
    • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
    • Pair of sandals
    • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
    • Sock liners
    • Light shoes and sneakers
    • First Aid Kits and Medicines
    • Assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred)
    • Blister treatment cream or similar
    • Insect / anti-itch ointment
    • Ibuprofen or other pain-relief medication
    • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
    • Warps, splints, and wound clings butterfly bandage
    • Watbandagesfying pills

    (Note Our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your first-aid kit as well)

    Miscellaneous - but must useful on the he trek

    • 4  passport  passport-sizeh original passport
    • Water bottle & filter
    • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because in  want to change your flight date)
    • Bathroom kit (conform, should be includedincludeer, plastic bags, hand wipes, towel, and soap, e

    Extra things

    • Comfortable trekking poles
    • Quality energy dry foods (up to you)
    • Power bank and music players 
    • Camera (memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)
    Cost Details
    • All airport/hotel transfers
    • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu
    • All accommodation and meals during the trek
    • Pickup and drop to start your trek and from the ending point to your Hotel In Kathmandu or destination
    • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide),  and  porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porters) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
    • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
    • A comprehensive medical kit
    • All government and local taxes
    • Pcr Tests
    •  Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
    •  Travel Insurance
    •  sightseeing and entry fees in the city
    •  International airfare
    •  Nepal entry visa
    •  Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and water, soft drinks, etc.
    • Hot showers during the trek
    •  Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is respected but it is not obligatory)  
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