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Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek

Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek - 27 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Hotel/Mountain Lodge
Max. Elevation
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola 730m.
  • Multiple tribe culture and tradition exploration.
  • Ancient settlement ( Philim, Samagaon, Shamdo).
  • Tibetean Bhotia tribe in upper provience.
  • Breathtaking view of Mt Manaslu 8163m.
  • Base camp visit of 8th highest mountain Mt Manaslu 8163m.
  • Larkya La pass 5200m crossing.

Trip Overview of Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek

Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek is a different kind of trekking that provides superb sight of Manaslu (8,163m), the 8th tallest Mountain in the world attached with an opportunity to the spectator the well-off heritage as well as natural diversity. Manaslu Circuit Trek is positioned close up to the border of Nepal and Tibet, nearly 100 km northwest of Kathmandu. By means of its distance and quiet harmony, it is supposed to be in the harsh distinction of the trek in the Annapurna Region assembly “Around Manaslu Trek” which is the foremost preference for those trekkers who are keen interested in nature.

Tsum Valley Trek is the package that suits your taste if you are the kind of person who loves to step into the remotest and secular region. Cut off from other parts of the world for a long, the trek to Tsum Valley was opened only in 2007. Step into the land of the Tibetan Buddhist region where polyandry is still a common practice. The beautiful Tsum Valley is located to the north of Gorkha. Falling under the restricted area trekking category, you can participate in this package after paying Tsum Valley Trekking permit cost. Tsum is inhabited by Tsumbos. Witness the panoramic views of Ganesh, Shringi, and other mountains and learn about their unique culture and religion. Saka Dawa is a unique festival in Tsum Valley. A trekking map will come useful while exploring this territory.

Tourist Link Trek & Expedition organizes a 27-days Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek. After driving through Arughat Bazaar, we will reach the Soti River. Trek begins from the Soti River. The trekking route progresses through the desolate settlement of Liding and Jagat to Lokpa which is the first village of Tsum. The trail stretches along Chumling to Chhekampar to the Nile. We will climb to Mu Gompa which is the farthest point of trekking in Tsum Valley. The region is rich in nunneries, monasteries, gompas, mani walls, and Chortens that evoke the rich Buddhist tradition. We will visit the old Rachen Gompa before Besishahar Weather in Tsum Valley remains best for trekking in the autumn and spring season. Contact us for the best deals on Manaslu circuit Tsum Valley Trek.


Once you arrive in Nepal, you need to go through the custom formalities. Then, you will be greeted by our representative. You will be transferred to the deluxe hotel where you will have pleasant stay. A guide will provide you with briefing regarding your package.

Take early breakfast and participate in the adventurous Kathmandu Tour. You will be taken through UNESCO sites in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Bouddhanath (Nepal’s largest Stupa), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (Ancient Royal Residence). Get plenty of opportunities to learn about the time-forgotten culture that prevails in Kathmandu.

From Kathmandu, we will head for our trekking destination in Manaslu valley. Passing through the Thankot check post, follow the swirling Prithvi Highway for a few hours before taking the branched trail from the main highway towards Arughat. You can find a bustling bazaar in Arughat. This is in fact the largest populated place in Manaslu valley. We will head north from Arughat Bazar and set our camp at the bank of Budhi Gandaki River.

Leave the camp and follow the bank of Budhigandaki River. Pass through small villages, hills, and forests of pine and rhododendrons to the Soti River. Proceed further to Liding Village. Liding village exists at the bank of Budhigandaki River. Stay overnight in a teahouse in Liding.

Leave Liding and walk through a forest that is rich in colorful local birds. We will walk out of the forest of sal and chilaune and take a stroll through dispersed settlements to reach pasture land. Moving further, we will walk through Lapu Besi and take the steep downward trail to Khorlabesi. Khorlabesi is a large village that is inhabited by Gurung ethnics. Descend to Tatopani (hot water) before climbing up the hill to once more meet the Budhigandaki River. Cross the river on a suspension bridge and make it Dovan from where we will cross another bridge at Lauri before making it to Jagat.

The officials will check for our trekking permit at Jagat. This was the chief Maoist stronghold during the insurgency period. Follow the river for a brief before making a steep ascend to Salleri (1440m). Enjoy the majestic views of Sringi Mountain before descending to Sirdibas. Sirdibas offers an excellent opportunity to witness the Buddhist culture. Cross the suspension bridge and make ascend to the Gurung village of Philim. Pass through Ekle Bhatti to reach Lokpa. This is the first village in Tsum Valley. Stay overnight in Lokpa.

Agriculture is the chief occupation of people from Lokpa. Pass through the barley terraces in Lokpa and descend through the forest. Cross the bridge and follow the steep stone steps uphill to the north before descending to Ghumlong (2130m). Continue walking through Ripchet and we will arrive at the Siyar River. Crossing the log bridge, we will climb uphill to Chumling. Get a majestic view of the south face of Shingri Mountain. . Overnight stay at a Guesthouse.

Leave Chumling and cross the suspension bridge from where the trail takes us through crop fields to the forest. The path offers striking views of Ganesh Himal at several points. Follow the trail to Rinjam and cross Serpu River. Moving further, we will ascend to Upper Tsum. We will reach Chhokangpar or Chhekampar which consists of two villages named Chhokang and Paro. The village offers a close-up view of Ganesh Mountain. Overnight stay at a Guesthouse.

Chances of High Altitude Sickness prevail from Chhekampar onwards. We will visit the death place of great saint Lama Kongchog. Local people speak Tsumba language in this region. Head east and follow ascending trail to Rachen Gompa. Visit the nearby Milarepa cave. Crossing the Shiyar River, we will walk through the villages of Phurba and Pangdun to arrive at Chhule. We will make the final ascend for the day to the Nile.

We will visit Dhephu Doma Nunnery before heading towards Mu Gompa. No males are allowed inside this nunnery. Walking along mani walls and Chortens, we will head to Mu Gompa. This is one of the oldest monasteries in Tsum valley. Kalung and Bhajyo are other places of interest near Mu Gompa. Enjoy the sight of Lungdang glacier from Mu Gompa. This is the farthest Gompa in Manaslu.

Mu Gompa is as far as we will go in the Tsum region. So, we will return from Mu Gompa on the 11th day. Moving along the valley, we will reach Chhule. Continuing further, we will reach Phurbe. We will cross the Siyar River and arrive at Rachen Gompa. Enjoy the view of Punchen Himal and stay overnight at Rachen Gompa.

We will explore Rachen Gompa and head south from Gompa. A brief hike will take us to the bridge. We will cross the bridge and descend to Chhokang Paro. Moving further, we will arrive at Chumling. The trail continues to lower down to Gho. We will stop by the small Gompa and descend to the Siyar River from where we will reach Dumje.

There is a small school in Dumje. Walking along the school, the trail stretches into the forest of pine. We will exit the forest and follow a steep trail decorated with prayer flags. We can get striking views of Manaslu Mountain and Ganesh Mountain on this day. We will make it to the nunnery of Lungdang Gompa.

Descend from Lung dang Gompa is decorated with prayer flags. The trail offers scenic views of Ganesh Mountain. The trail stretches uphill and downhill towards Rainjam. From Rainjam, the path continues to Ripchet where we will stay overnight in a teahouse.

On the 7th day, you will trek to Deng (1,804m) from Jagat which consumes 7 to 8 hours. In this trek, you have to move downward through the verdant land where you will pass the Budhi Gandaki. The trek will go behind the west bank at times to pass the east bank but it may take time to return. As you carry on the hiking inside the dense bamboo forests you will arrive at Deng. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

On the next day, you will trek to Namrung (2,630m) which takes 6 to 7 hours from Deng so, you will go behind the route of Prok village which will offer the best view of those attractive Siringi Himal and Ganesh Himal. You then, further pass the Budi Gandaki for numerous times and monasteries too. After passing through the remarkable river, it rumbles downward. The narrow ravine, forest, and enjoyable hike take you to Namrung. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

From Namrung you will continue the trek to Lho (3,180m), which takes 4 to 5 hours. You still have a moderate small piece of trail to arrive at Lho. The trail goes down and passes the valley of Simnang Himal and you can view the artistic painting, a beautiful village, and an open valley. The last ascending steep with the excellent outlook of Mount Manaslu will lead you close to Lho. In Lho, you will get time to look at the celebrated Ribung Gompa. Overnight stay at a Guesthouse.

On the 10th day of an itinerary, you will trek to Samagaon (3,530m) from Lho which takes 4 to 5 hours. The village is enclosed by immense mountains like Ngadi Chuli, Himal Chuli, and Manaslu with huge glaciers. Aiming the large Chorten, you will move downward which draws the outline of Sama. Finally, at the end of the village, you will arrive at Samagaon. Samagaon is considered an ancient gompa. Overnight stay at a Guesthouse.

On this day you have to trek Pungyen Gompa in the early morning so, you will set out without taking breakfast as you have to come back to Samagaon as well. For Pungyen Gompa you have to take a side trip from where you will get to see the huge observation of the glacier which is given name after Manaslu. It refers to two peaks and was damaged a year after the foremost failed effort to ascend by the Japanese. Then, from Pungyen Gompa you will again back to Samagaon. Overnight stay at a Guesthouse.

On this particular day, you will take a gradual descending for the Samdo (3,860m) consuming 4 to 5 hours from Samagaon. The Larkya Ls trail Passes with many mani walls will start to expand. It is a trouble-free trail on a shelf over the river crossing the Juniper plus the forests of Kermo Kharka. From a stone arch, you will observe the huge white Kani, and crossing that Kani you will arrive at Samdo (3,860m), Overnight stay at a Guesthouse.

On the 13th day, you will carry on the trek by walking downward where you will pass the wooden bridge above Budi Gandaki and then, moves upward. As you cross the streams and the Larkya Glacier you will arrive at the Salka Khola. Dharmasala is like a guest house made up of stone and provides protection. . Overnight stay at a Guesthouse.

On this day you will head from Dharamsala / Larkya B.C to Bimthang. Here, you will have an opportunity to view the Cho Danda and Larkya peak. From the last section of the pass, you will get to see the stupendous views of Choe Himal, Himlung Himal, and Kangguru. You will spend a long day in Bimthang (3,720m) after the hike of 8 to 9 hours. As you are staying in Bimthang, it is our request to you to walk in the Manaslu for experiencing the mist. . Overnight stay at a Guesthouse.

On the 15th day, you will arrive at the valley at Karche (2,785m) from Bimthang. Then, the trail leads you to the steep ascend above a ridge. The trail arrives at the ridge in a big, far-reaching curve to the bank at 2,580m. The short space away from the village is Gho. From there you will move to Tilije (2,300m) taking 4 to 5 hours where you get comfortable lodges. . Overnight stay at a Guesthouse.

On the 16th day, you will arrive at Tal (1,700m) consuing 5 to 6 hours from Tilije. From Thonje you will come into the Annapurna Circuit. Passing from the Karte village you will cross above the Marshyangdi Khola. Again from there the trail progressively moves further to the Mani Walls just ahead of Tal. Tal is a nice destination that is perfect for large cascade and trekking as well. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

This is a day to trek Syange (1,080m), taking 6 to 7 hours from Tal. In the initial phase of the trail keep on from Chyamje and you will be passing the MArshyangdi Khola one more time. The Marsyandi valley unlocks with the terrace fields along with the valley which fits tightly extremely elevated to the hillsides. As soon as you encounter the beautiful forest of Rhododendron and Pine you are close to Syange. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

We are dividing this day into two sections. In the first half, you will trek to Besi Sahar (8,00m) from Syange right after taking breakfast. Spending memorable moments in Besi Sahar now you will prepare for a drive so that you can reach Kathmandu. On the way to Kathmandu, you will have a chance to observe the charming and beautiful Marshyangdi River along with the Trishuli River and dazzling mountains too. Arriving at Kathmandu you will take some rest and spend some time with your team members. Overnight stay in a hotel.

On the final itinerary you will be transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu by our representative members from Tourist Link Trek and Expedition safely. Then, it depends on you whether you want to return to your hometown or planning to move to the next destination.

What's included?

  • All necessary grounded transportation by private vehicle including airport transfer
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley includes all entry fees, tour guide, and private vehicle
  • Two-night accommodation with breakfast at 3-star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) their food, accommodation, Salary, equipment, and staff insurance
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • All necessary paperwork and Special permits (Manaslu area permit, ACAP, and MCAP) Please bring 3 passport size photographs
  • All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which your travel insurance Company will pay

What's not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Meal not specified in the “meal inclusions” in the above itinerary
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • International airfare to & from home town
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Fixed Departures

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Essential Information

Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek what you need know ?

When to Go?

March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon period for better experiences. Read more...

Gear Checklist

Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come handy in the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition. Read more...

Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities

The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. Read more...

Trip Permit

To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concern while trekking in the areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...

Physical condition and experience requirements

Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments of lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...


Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...

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