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Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking 16 Days

Price Start
USD 1350  Per Person
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Activity Level

Trekking (Tea House Trek) ?

Group Size
1-12
Trip Code:
NLTT-MCTV-16
Accommodation:
Tea Hous/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
8,163 M
Season:
January - May and Sept - Dec
Meals:
Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accommodation.
Destination:
Kathmandu/ Manaslu/ Tsum Valley
Duration:
16 Days
Grade:
Moderate
Transportation:
Tourist Bus /Publice Transportation
Trip Attraction:

Mt. Manaslu

No of People Price
1-3 1350 USD
4-6 1300 USD
6 above 1250 USD

Trip Highlights

–  Come across Larkya La Pass and enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m.)

–  Explore the geographical and cultural diversity of Nepal.

–  Cross many suspension bridges.

–  Walk through green meadows, sub-tropical forests, and beautiful waterfalls.

Firstly, Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking 16 days Itinerary, aka Manaslu Circuit Trekking in the Manaslu region, is one of the finest treks in Nepal. Secondly, the Tsum Valley is a holy Himalayan pilgrimage site located in the Himalayan region of Gorkha. Moreover, Tsum means “vivid” in the Tibetan language.

Further, Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking offers natural beauty and a pristine environment, making this trekking more exciting. Likewise, this beautiful site is full of rich culture and tradition. On the other hand, this site is mainly populated by Tibetan people. This journey gives you more insight into Buddhist cultures and s beautiful landscapes.

What does Manaslu and Tsum Vallye Trek offers?

Manaslu and Tsum Valley trekking will offer a unique adventurous trekking route around the Manaslu region. This beautiful path gives you insight into Buddhist culture. Next, the trek generally starts from the low land of Arughat, which will continue to the remote areas of Tsum. Gorkha district is located on the North-West side of Kathmandu.

Tsum comes from the Tibetan words “Tsombo,” which means vivid. Tsum valley has diverse and natural resources of mountains, waterfalls, clear streams, biodiversity, vegetation, and natural hot springs. This site offers ancient residues of wild scenery and beauty. This valley is between the Chuli to the west, Sring Himal to the north, and Ganesh Himal to the south, Baudha Himal. Tsum Valley is rich in culture, religion, and ancient art.

We will meet friendly people who will offer their warm hospitality. They have a unique lifestyle, tradition, and language. Where the local people are initially from Tibet, they speak their unique language, similar to the Tibetan language. Buddhism is the main religion that most people follow. Lhosar, Dhacyhang, Saka Dawa, and Fanning are the major festivals celebrated by the people.

This Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking Itinerary & Cost scenario includes spectacular forests and Ganesh Himal pending overhead. This trek goes from the Budhi Gandaki Valley through rich green forests, past hill villages, and crosses terraced fields. This trek is a complete package offering peace of mind with the majestic view of nature and knowing different cultures and traditions. In a nutshell, the Tsum valley trek will be one of the fantastic treks for trekkers and will be a lifetime experience.

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Itinerary

On the first day of your trip, you arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport. We will receive you from Tribhuwan International Airport. From here, we will drop you at your comfy hotel, where you can get refreshed. You can also explore the nightlights of the city. 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,310m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early morning we will start our drive to Arughat. After we enter the shading district, our journey will begin on the most challenging roads.  On reaching Arughat, we will see a pleasing market along the budhi Gandaki river. We will spend our night in one of the beautiful hotels and have a delicious dinner.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
570m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On the way to Labubesi, we will pass through Gurung and Magar villages. We will encounter beautiful forests and farmland filled with rice, maize, and millet crops. We will descend to Seti Khola and eventually reach Gurung Labubesi. We will spend our overnight in a hotel.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
880m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On this day, we will climb up, pass through the Machha Khola, and continue our path through Budhi Gandaki. We will encounter a large Gurung village, meet with the people of that village, and know their culture and tradition. We will spend our night in Khorlabesi.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
970m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will be climbing up to reach Tatopani. Tatopani is a famous pilgrimage site; we may enjoy baths in that pond. After that, we will pass through the narrow valley Doban and cross the bridge of Yaru Khola. There will be ups and down in the journey to reach Jagat. Jagat is a flat village of Gurung people. Jagat is a charming village; we will spend our night there.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,440m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will start our morning trek to salleri and then climb down sirdibas. We will continue our path via Ghatta khola . Climb up to hanging bridge. Climb to gurung village Philim . we walk past this vaillage , pass the forest to reach Lokpa . We will spend our night in Lokpa

We will start our morning trek to salleri and then climb down sirdibas. We will continue our path via Ghatta khola . Climb up to hanging bridge. Climb to gurung village Philim . we walk past this vaillage , pass the forest to reach Lokpa . We will spend our night in Lokpa

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,040m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Lokpa, the trail descends half an hour towards Lungwa Khola, and climbing the challenging zig-zag route further two hours north through pines and rhododendrons, we reach Gumlung. Crossing the Siyar Khola, we finally arrive at Chumling, lower Tsum, from where we can view Shringi Himal. Visit the old Chumling gompa and the stone streets of the village. Stay overnight in Lokpa. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,361m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On this day, we will, Cross the suspension bridge and get a fantastic view of Ganesh Himal. Pass through Rainjam to Serpu Khola and again cross a bridge, and we will reach Gho Village. After 2 hours of trek, it will take us to the Chhokangparo. We will enjoy the fantastic views of Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal from this site. We will spend our night in Chokhangparo.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,100m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will trek to Ngakyu vaillage . After that, We will have a  visit to a cave. People believe that saint Milarepa used to meditate in this cave. This cave is also known as “Pigeon cave.” We will continue our trek to villages like   Burji, Phurba, and Pangdun. You will see a splendid giant Buddhist Stupa en route to Chhule and Nile. We are staying overnight on the Nile.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,360m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On this day, we will walk to the west bank of the valley through the Tibetan landscapes. And then Climb up to the Mu Gompa. Mu Gompa is a very famous and largest monastery in the region. This Gompa is situated in the highest and most isolated part of the Tsum Valley. After that, we will have a visit to the Dhephu Doma Gompa. After exploring the Mu Gompa area, we will spend our overnight in the Nile.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,700m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is the easy walk to Chhekamparo. We will pass through Lar Village and then visit the Rachen Gompa; this gompa is also known as Nunnery Gompa; we will be crossing over a suspension bridge and finally reach  Chhekamparo. We will spend our overnight in Chhekamparo.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,100m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, after breakfast, we will trek back to  Jagat. The track passes through the rhododendron and pine forest and eventually joins the main Manaslu path. We will continue our walk through Philim, Eklai Bhatti, crossing Buddhi Gandaki before reaching Jagat and spending overnight in a hotel in  Jagat.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,140m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Jagat, our path descends to  Bagar. After 15 minutes of walking, we will cross the suspension bridge and continue our walk through the cantilever bridge again. Continue the journey through Dovan, Tatopani, and Khorlabesi and finally reach Lapubesi. We will spend our night in Lapubesi.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
880m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is the last day of our trekking in Tsum Valley. We walk to Arughat from Lapu Besi. 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
570m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

End of our journey, we will be driving back to Kathmandu. We will encounter gorgeous mountains, rivers, and landscapes on the way.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,310m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will drive you to the Tribhuwan International Airport according to your scheduled flight. You will return home safely with good memories and even better souvenirs. We appreciate your presence and are glad to guide you through the journey to Tsum Valley. 

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,310m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price & Dates

What's Included

  • Airport transfers: pick-up and drop-off (in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation from Kathmandu - Soti Khola - Dharapani - Kathmandu
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance for your guide during the trip
  • Licensed English/ Chinese/ Korean/ Hindi speaking along with Nepali speaking trekking guide
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (in case if you don't have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First aid medical kit (carried by the guide)
  • All the required permits and government paperwork
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant
  • A nation-wide operated Mobile SIM Card and a map of the trekking region

Optional Addons

  • Porter
  • Private Jeep

What's Not Included

  • International airfare and visa fees
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, etc
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on charted helicopter
  • Tips for guides and porters

Did You Know?

~ Mount Manaslu is the eighth-highest peak in the world.

~ The first people to climb Mt. Manaslu were Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu.

~ Manaslu region consists of Nepalese-Tibetan culture.

~ Larkya-La Pass is a relatively tricky trekking pass due to its long walk and high elevation.

 

Permits and their costs for Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trekking this circuit of Manaslu, you will be requiring three permits namely Manaslu Restricted Area Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, and Manaslu Conservation Area Permit. Moreover, if you also desire to trek all the way to Tsume Valley, you will be requiring an additional permit of Tsum Valley Permit.

Manaslu Conservation Area Permit( MCAP)

For SAARC countries: 10 USD per person

For Non-SAARC Nationals: 30 USD per person

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP)

For SAARC countries: 10 USD per person

For Non-SAARC Nationals: 30 USD per person

Tsum Valley Permit(TVP)

It will cost you around 40 USD per person for first week. After a week a charge of 7 USD per day.

 Manaslu Restricted Area Permit

It will cost you 100 USD per person for the first week. After a week a charge of 17USD per day will be charged.

Why Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a kind of underrated trek in today’s time. As most people go for name and fame, this region offers equal fun, adrenaline, and views for trekkers. Plus being an underrated trek, even in the peak season, you will experience less crowd and a peaceful environment. Plus, you get to experience remote and unspoiled trekking trails with less pollution. 

The unique culture you get to experience here is really fun and interesting. Moreover, you will also reach Manaslu Base Camp, the camp of the world’s 8th highest peak. This region is filled with freshwater lakes and marvelous views. 

In conclusion, this region offers much more than its name speaks. When compared with other famous destinations, this stop really comes in neck and neck. Thus a must-try trek.

How long is the Manaslu Circuit Trek?

This trek can be extended as much as you like. But talking professionally, the standard time for a Manaslu Trek is around 14 days. This may differ by 1-2 days but at least 14 days is required to get the most out of this trek. Starting your trek all the way from Kathmandu, you will get to Soti Khola with a drive. From there the trek starts, you will be going along the path and ending the trek at Syange

Cost of Manaslu Circuit Trek

Costs are such things that may alternate/ differ highly on what one wants. When speaking on average you may be able to trek Manaslu Circuit for around 1200+ USD. These above mentioned costs include your cost of guides, permits, and accommodation. 

But again you may get a little flexible on your budget, compromising on many things. Also if you want a greater service and the vibes of a greater comfort and luxury trip. It is still possible with higher costs. 

In conclusion, the cost totally depends on you and what you want.

How challenging is Manaslu Circuit Trek?

Manaslu Trek is considered a moderate trek. Although Manaslu peak is named the killer mountain, you need to worry the least while trekking this site. Unless peak climbing is up to your sleeve. But the Circuit trek’s highest point is at an elevation of about 5160m, which is certainly above average. 

At such altitude problems such as altitude sickness are certain. Thus, to conquer this marvelous piece of land, you must be physically and mentally prepared. Trekkers need to pass through great taxing terrains to conquer this region. The rugged and remote landscape really is a challenging piece of nature.

Why Is It Called Manaslu Circuit Trek?

For popular treks such as Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Treks, the ending point are the basecamp, and from there you tend to return back the same path you came. But for Manaslu, the story is different. We go all the way to the Manaslu Base Camp, but it is not the finishing point of this trek. Here we tend to loop around the region. 

For Base Camp Treks, these treks usually have the same starting point and an ending point. But when it comes to circuit treks, you start and end at totally different parts. Thus, it signifies the name Makalu Circuit Trek.

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Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking 16 Days

Trip Duration 16 Days days
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