• Duration22 Days
  • Diffculty-LevelStrenuous
  • Max. Altitude5,106 m
  • Best SeasonMarch, April, May & September, October, November

Overview

Tsum Valley with Manaslu Circuit 22 Days Trek with Mystic Adventure Holidays is an astonishing journey that takes you close to the majestic mountains. One such peak is Mount Manaslu, which from the sea leaves; has an elevation of 8163 meters. It is the world's eighth-highest mountain. The adventure starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola. there are short itinerary Manaslu Circuit Trek which is a direct route. if you have a short time you will go option.

Nepal Tsum Valley trek requires a special trekking permit because it is declared as a restricted area. The Buddhist heritage and civilizations penetrated the whole Tsum Valley trekking trail. It is decorated with Chhortens, Mani walls, and stone-scripted drawings of Buddhist mantras and prayers. Distinct languages, cultures, and rituals are some of the characteristics of the local people. Once Saint Milarepa was supposed to have meditated in this valley. One interesting thing is that the polyandry system is still in practice in this area.

Naturally, the trail is panoramic with the mountain views of the Ganesh Himal range and the rugged landscape. The area is surrounded by high passes, the Ngula Dhoj Hyang (5093m) and Yamdro Pass (5326m). Although it is regarded as a cultural trek in the Tsum Valley, the trek is suitable for all adventure lovers and enjoys the warm hospitality of ethnic groups. It is virtually untouched and culturally distinct.

Tsum Valley Trekking itineraries begin from Aarughat of Gorkha district after a seven-hour drive from Kathmandu. Following several ups and downs along the Budhi Gandaki River, the trekking heads through the ethnic Gurung settlement. Spring and Autumn are the best seasons for the Tsum Valley trekking package. Please, contact us for Tsum Valley trek information and the perfect service with an experienced trekking team.

You'll see and experience

  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to the starting point of the trek
  • Trek through six climatic zones and get to see a range of vegetation
  • Get a chance to explore the hidden valleys of the Manaslu region.
  • Reach up to the Tibetan border on the northern side of the Manaslu region.
  • Rich culture and tradition.
  • Gorgeous sceneries.
  • Explore ancient monasteries, gompas, and chortens.
  • Visit picturesque Tsum Valley.
  • Get to witness stunning views of Mt. Manaslu, Hiunchuli, Ngadi Chuli, Ganesh Himal, and Larkya Peak.

Itinerary & Map

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  • Accommodation:Apsara Boautique Hotel
  • Meals:Welcome dinner
  • Altitude:1,350 m

Mystic Adventure Holidays airport representatives will welcome you to the airport and guide you to the hotel. You can enjoy the rest of the day as per your wish and traverse the surroundings. In the evening, we have arranged a welcome dinner for you, during which you will meet with the rest of the 
After you arrived second-day trekking preparation and guide meeting before we begin preparation for the trek, you will go on a quick guided tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Our English-speaking guide will introduce you to the monuments and explain to you their history. Later in the day, you meet with the trek guide and join a short briefing session regarding the trek. Do the final packing and get ready for an adventurous journey. we started trek day 3 of you arrived in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation:Apsara Boautique Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:1350 m

After breakfast, you will be taken to visit some of the famous landmarks of Kathmandu such as  Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. They all are listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and protected areas as all of them are historically, and culturally rich, and ancient. You will get to explore these heritage sites with our experienced city tour guide. You will get a chance to know about the historical facts, stories, and all the information related to these sites. As we acquire restricted area permits for you

Swyambhunath Stupa is one of the self-sprung Buddhist and Hindu temples, also called the monkey temple. You will enjoy the stupas, temples, shrines, monasteries, and many more things to explore. Similarly, Boudhanath Stupa is one of the oldest Buddhist stupas in Asia and it's an important pilgrimage center for Tibetian Buddhism. Likewise, Pashupatinath Temple is Nepal's biggest Hindu temple that lies on the bank of the Bagmati River, where people worship Lord Shiva shine. Watching the Hindu cremation rites at the bank of the Bagmati river might be a very new experience for you. Patan Durbar Square is one of the three royal squares in the valley. Built-in the medieval era, the Durbar Square used to be the Malla ruler's royal palace and was later used by Shah Kings. 

After your amazing whole-day city excursion, you will get back to your hotel. After that, we will go to one Nepali Cultural Restaurant where you will get both delicious Nepali food along with an amazing cultural performance. You will meet your trekking guide, there will be a short briefing session about your trekking and the guide will basically answer all your queries. 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:930 m

After early morning breakfast, we'll leave Kathmandu and drive towards our trekking destination. The 6-7 hour drive in a private jeep would be a scenic and fantastic drive as you'll pass through the traditional villages, rivers, forests, and farmlands. You'll explore the best landscapes from your window seat. En route, you'll stop at a few places for a short break, lunch break, and tea break according to your requirements. In the early evening, we'll arrive in Machha Khola and we stay nearby the Budi Gandaki river. The trail goes up to the Dovan but sometimes in the early season of autumn, it may get affected due to the landslides caused by a monsoon. 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:1,410 m

Another amazing day starts with crossing a beautiful river on the side of the Machha Khola following the Budi Gandaki river and reaching a place called Khorlabesi, where you'll see a small natural hot spring. This part is also inhabited by the Gurung community people, where you'll notice shepherds clad in a typical smoke-browned cape called Bokkhu. Furthermore, you'll reach Dovan for lunch before climbing up for the Jagat. 

Furthermore, you'll cross a landslip and Yaruphant and continue morning towards the Jagat. At Yaru, you'll cross a cantilever bridge to reach Jagat, a beautiful neatly flagstoned Gurung village. At this village, you'll have to verify your permits at the check post. From this day, you'll hike inside the restriction zone of the Manasalu region. Overnight stay at Jagat.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:1,600 m

After a delicious breakfast at Jagat, we follow the Budi Gandaki river and ascend along a terraced hillside and reach the small hamlet of Saguleri and Sirdibas. From this village, you'll see the majestic view of Mt. Shringi Himal (7,187 m). Furthermore, you'll pass through the small village and continue walking upstream. The trail will take us to Philim. Crossing a bridge, we will trek for around a couple of hours and reach Lokpa. Overnight stay at the traditional teahouse at Lokpa. 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:2,700 m

Following breakfast, we begin our hike from Lokpa Village, which is the wild path entrance to Tsum Valley. On clear days, you can see Baudha Himal (6672m) and Ganesh Himal VI from the paths between Lokpa and Chumling.

The first part of our hike takes us down into the Lungwa River Valley. Then, we go up through the lush subtropical rhododendron and pine forest. The distance from Lokpa to Chumling is devoid of villages. To go to Chumling, we will have to cross the Syar Khola. You can visit a monastery in Chumling's upper reaches on a side trip, and from there, you can get fantastic views of Ganesh Himal. Three monasteries—Panago Gumba, Mani Dhungyur, and Gurwa Gumba—as well as a health post, can be found in Chumling.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:3,030 m

In the morning, we hike to Chhekampar. Chhekampar/Chhekamparo leads to the Upper Tsum valley, which is a section of the Inner Himalaya. This village, made up of the two communities of Chhekam and Paro, is located on a flat piece of land. The Ganesh Himal range, which is in front of us to the south and offers breathtaking views of the Baudha and Himal Chuli peaks to the southwest, can be seen from the valley. In this village, some families engage in polyandry. Here, we spend the night.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:5-6 hours

Trek to Nile Village

On our route, we make a stop at the Piren Phu cave. One of the most revered caves in the Tsum valley is Piren Phu (also known as Pigeon Cave). It is situated close to the settlement of Burji at the base of a rough rock. It was thought that the legendary Tibetan saint Milarepa meditated here. The rocky cave is home to two different monasteries. This cave is one of the most important cultural resources in the valley because it has Buddhist murals that are beautifully painted and carved, long prayer flags, and important Buddhist paper scripts. The Shiar Khola, the Rachen Gumba, the mountains, and the villages in the middle of large agricultural areas all have stunning views. The upper Tsum Valley's final settlement to the north is located here. Spend the night.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:3,700 m

The highest point of the Tsum Valley Trek, Mu Gompa, is reached after a short hike from the Nile along the west side of the valley near the Tibetan border. Via the normally dry and dusty trans-Himalayan environment, we trek up through yak farms. The Mu Gompa monastery offers stunning mountain vistas and a series of chortens. You also have the chance to visit Dhephu Doma Gompa, one of the Tsum's oldest monasteries.

The descent begins at Gompa. After Chhule, we descend to Chekampar before arriving in Phurbe. In the area where Nepal and Tibet meet, Rachen Gompa is surrounded by huge mountains. However, you must travel through a forest to reach your target for the day, which is Chekampar.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:2,240 m

Trek to Lokpa Village We will go to Lokpa after breakfast and make our way there. One of the Lower Tsum Valley's most stunning waterfalls, Samba Tingding Chhupyang, is one that we pass. This is the settlement that can be found close to the path leading from Gumpa Laundang to Lokpa. The houses have pine wood roofs and are made entirely of stone. Along with the trial, the houses are arranged in a linear fashion. Mani walls, Chortens, and gateway Chortens are incredibly numerous. We set up camp at Lokpa for the night.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:1,860 m

Like another day, the day began with a delicious breakfast and hiking further across a ridge taking us to the village of Dumjee, after which we descend to Lokpa, then cross, using a large suspension bridge the Budi Gandaki river. After crossing a hillside, we encounter Pewa after crossing the Budi Gandaki river again. The trail then enters an amazing part of the gorge, surrounded by orchids on the top. After that, a steep climb to the west side of the valley will lead us through bamboo forests to Deng, where we overnight.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:2,630 m

After your breakfast, you'll cross the bamboo forest, cross the suspension bridge and climb Rana village and Bihi Phedi. Between this point, you'll encounter white-faced monkeys and a lower alpine forest before crossing small landslides and reaching the Ghap village. When you are crossing the landslide area, you must be extra careful and have to listen to the guides and crew members for your safety. 

After an hour's walk in the lower alpine village, you'll ascend up for like 2 hours to reach the beautiful Namrung village. The place is popular for the best teahouses, coffee shops, and other glossary shops you'll see the large apple farm near Namrung. Overnight stay at this beautiful Namrung

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:3,410 m

Trek to Shyala Gaun

Our trek starts after a delicious breakfast at Namrung village. The trail goes through Gurung villages and into the dense forest to Sho village. It is an exciting and interesting trek where possible to hear the roaring of deer and birds in the deep jungle. Onward from Sho, the trail is gentle up in the middle of the apple orchard and old-style mountain villages. 

You will have a close Mountain View from Sho village then pass Lho village and also stop at Ribum monastery and explore it before climbing to the Shyala. The trail ahead to Shyala is slightly climbing up into the pine forest to Shyala village. Around 10 basic guest houses are available plus gorgeous sights of panoramic mountain views including Manaslu, Himchuli, Ngadi Chuli, and many other beautiful snow-capped mountains. 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:3,500 m

This day is the shortest day of the entire trek, as you start a day a little bit late as compared to other days and start moving towards the Sama Gaun after a delicious breakfast. Walking on the picturesque view of Mt. Manaslu and other beautiful snow-capped mountains. Passing the rhododendron forest, and alpine vegetation. You'll cross a big suspension bridge before touching the Sama valley. 

Once you enter the village, mountain views fade, however, the yak pastures and typical settlements will attract you. Sama Gaun is the principal village of the Nubri people which holds a large gompa, many shops, a health post, a heliport, telephone/wifi access, etc. On this day, you've options to go to the Pungen Gompa, Manaslu Base Camp, and Birendra Tal. Birendra Tal is just 30 min walk from the Sama Gaun but Pungen Gompa and Manaslu Base Camp is almost like a full-day excursion. So, you can choose one of these and Birendra Tal on the same day. 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:3,865 m

Today we follow along the Budi Gandaki river and as the valley widens we pass juniper and birch forests until reaching Kermo Kharka. There, the trail descends and passes a wooden bridge; we then reach Samdo after walking through the White Stone Kani. Today can be a bit windy and sometimes exposed but with stunning views of snow-capped mountains in your surroundings. Overnight stay at Samdo Gaun.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:4,500 m

After you arrive in Samdo, where there are more than four teahouses for your lodging, after 3 to 4 hours of trekking, Samdo is still the best for views and cultural experiences. If you still have the energy, you can hike for 1 1/2 to 2 hours to the lookout. But, this is the best option for acclimatization.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:4,460 m

You’ll see an awesome sunrise view on the nearly massive peaks then the trek starts. The trek starts on yak pasture with semi-mountain landscapes. After crossing a suspension bridge and short ascends take us to a junction known as Larkya Bazaar which used to be a trade center between Tibetan people and local people. The trek continues climbing- up with an exceptional view of Giant snow-capped mountains and the north side of Mt. Manaslu to Dharamsala.

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:5,200 m

Today is one of the tough, most challenging, and equally exciting days in entire your Manaslu Tsum valley trek. As it is the most difficult day of your entire trip, we need to start the trek early morning from Dharamsala. The trails ascend on an off-beaten track with a view of the giant Himalayas with a deep valley and glacier. As you ascend higher the Himalayan view gets closer and closer to us. The trail continues, passing stunning frozen lakes at bottom of the mountains and the trail became tougher as we came close to the summits of Larkya La Pass because rapidly gaining of altitude in a short period. The summit is located at the ridge between the base of two massive giant peaks and it is decorated with multi-color of Tibetan prayer flags. After spending half an hour at Larkya Pass and taking photographs, trek on down with the superb view of mountains, lakes, and huge glaciers. The trail is often slippery from summits to the bottom but more slippery in springs. As we trek descend, we back to lush and green at Bimthang. Bimthang is located at the base of the massive Himalayas and it offers awesome sunrise and sunrise view of the Himalayas including the west face of Mt. Manaslu. 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:1,940 m

Our trek drops down after passing through the meadows to the Dudh Khola river where we cross it via a wooden bridge. We then descend further into rhododendron, Oak, and pine forests before climbing to a ridge decorated with prayer flags. We then drop again to the riverbank at Goa, where the trail crosses rice fields, rhododendron, and oak forests before reaching Tilje. You can take a jeep or walk an hour to reach Dharapani or we can stay here if we didn't get the jeep to go to Dharapani. 

  • Accommodation:Apsara Boautique Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:1,350 m

We walk for an hour descend and on a pleasant trail from Tilije to Dharapani and your Jeep is ready there to take you to the Besisahar, Lamjung. They jump on the jeep from Dharapani, a scenic drive that offers picturesque sights of a thundering waterfall, deep gorge, and villages then pass the rice terrace to Besisahar. It would be a 3-hour drive to reach Besi Sahar. A private car/jeep will be there to take you to the Kathmandu for next 5 hours of scenic and beautiful drive to Kathmandu. Today, you will drive back to Kathmandu. It is going to be a long scenic ride. Spend the evening in Kathmandu strolling on the vibrant streets of Thamel and doing window shopping. Enjoy a farewell dinner later in the evening organized by the company.

  • Accommodation:Apsara Boautique Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:1,350 m

after finishing a long trek this day you can rest wash your laundry and visit someplace in Kathmandu for some activities. evening farewell Dinner Mystic Adventure Holidays Team.

  • Meals:Breakfast only

Today you will leave for your home. Mystic Adventure Holidays airport representative will drop you at the airport with our last good wishes. have a safe flight back to your home once never enough in Nepal we can't wait welcome to you to Nepal so see you again in Nepal.

Cost Details

Includes
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3 Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan
  • Kathmandu city tour with an experienced guide and private vehicles 
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurant with a traditional cultural performance 
  • Best available teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All the ground transportation ( Kathmandu to Machha Khola/Dovan by Private Jeep, Dharapani to Besi Sahar in Private Jeep, and Besi Sahar to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus)
  • Full board meal ( Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek 
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trekking guide for the entire trek 
  • Experience porter ( one porter for two clients)
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation for the entire trek 
  • A trekking/Duffel bag will be provided ( to be returned at the end of the trip)
  • Mystic Adventure Holidays t-shirt, trip completion certificate, trekking map from the company side 
  • All the necessary permits and paperwork (Special permit for Manaslu Region, Special Permit for Tsum Valley, MCAP, ACAP, and Tims Card)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes along with company service 
Excludes
  • Nepalese visa fee. Details of visa fees in Nepal, here
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance, emergency transfer, and medical expenses 
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
  • Things that are not mentioned in included list 

FAQs

  • Q1. How difficult is Manaslu Trek?

    Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most challenging treks in the Himalayas because of the trodden trekking route and remoteness of the region. The terrain is difficult and steep. You have to be physically fit and possess some sort of previous trekking experience. This trek is not for beginner trekkers.

     

  • Our Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary is 17 days long, including arrival and departure. You can also tailor-make the itinerary as per your requirements and time availability.

     

  • The most unique thing about Manaslu Circuit Trekking is that the route does not follow a similar path even while descending. This means every day will bring new experiences and views. The trail is less crowded than Everest and Annapurna region. The views and the cultural heritage in the Manaslu region are unspoiled, and very few people traverse it every year because of all the challenges. 

     

  • No, you can not do Manaslu Circuit Trek solo. As per the rules of the Nepal government, there have to be two trekkers in the group, not including the guide/porters. Moreover, you can only get a restricted area permit with a licensed trekking agency. 

     

  • To go on Manaslu Circuit Trek, you not only have to prepare your body physically but also mentally. You can start preparing for the trek 3 to 4 weeks before the beginning of the journey. To prepare, you can exercise focusing on core strength and increasing stamina. Swimming, cycling, jogging, hiking, etc are also great ways to prepare for the Manaslu Circuit Trek. Likewise, you also have to prepare yourself to survive in bare minimum facilities and adjust to a very simple lifestyle during the trek.

    The trail is strenuous. You have to walk 6-8 hours a day on a rough, steep path. There will be nonstop ascending and descending throughout the trek.

     

  • Soti Khola is the starting point of the Manaslu Circuit Trek, which takes around 8 to 9 hours of drive to reach from Kathmandu. Likewise, Tal is the ending point of the trek, and it takes 9-10 hours of drive from Tal to reach Kathmandu.

     

  • You can get bottled water in the house, but we don't recommend buying it every time because it will cost you a lot of money and increase unwanted litter. Water in the mountains is relatively cleaner than in the city and can be used to drink. You can carry a reusable water bottle and refill it every time it gets empty. For extra safety, you can carry water purification tablets.

     

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