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Manaslu Circuit Trip with Tsum Valley

Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley offers spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and Tibet, a diverse range of ecosystems and a true rich unique culture. This trip is physically closer to Tibet, than any other Nepal trip. When you are in Manaslu, it realizes what inspired Eric Valli to create his world famous documentary, "Honey Hunter of Nepal. This is one of the best tea house Trekking with beautiful landscape, rarely flora and fauna and amazing views of Mt, Himalchuli, Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Mt. Ganesh Himal and other mountains. Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit is a glimpse trip combination of unspoiled Nepali and Tibetan cultural with mountains scenery in the remote Himalayan.

Now days you can drive direct Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar about 5 to 6 hours or further to the Sotikhola for the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley. But still if you may want visit to Historical Gorkha Palace, then you can start from Gorkha Bazaar too. It is also possible to start from Trisuli Bazaar as alternative. The Manaslu Circuit Trip with Tsum Valley trail goes through the Budhi Gandali River passing different ethnic groups villages, which are involving animal husbandry and traditional cultivation. The part of Tsum Valley is cultural trip rather than mountain scenery. At the low elevation; you can see some typical thatched huts houses and some influence by modernization. But at high elevation houses have built using mud and stone by indigenous knowledge. You will turn east north side from Ekle Bhatti after Philim village for the Tsum Valley. As Tsum Valley is recently open trip, there are just few tea houses facilities but mostly conduct as home stay. The trip goes through the off the beaten trail. The culture and tradition of here represent century old Tibetan culture. Still people of here are following polyandry marriage system. There are many old monasteries, Chortean, Chaitya at most of the villages. There are several Buddist Mane walls entire Tsum about 50 to 100 meters long. Tsum Valley is declared as sacred valley, where it is prohibited to kill or sacrificed any animal above the Chhekamparo. The trekking trail goes till Mugumpa via Dhumje, Lama Gaun, Rachen Gumba, Chule Nele. If you add few days it is possible to visit Gumba Lungdan and Ganesh Himal Base Camp for side trip. Then you will return back to Lokpa and catch the Manaslu Circuit main trail.

The trail leads us continue to Budhigandaki valley through the Tibetan villages, Sama Gaon and Samdo, with beautiful mountain scenery and very old Buddhist Chhorten and Monastery most of the trail. During the acclimatization day in Samagaun, you may visit tranquil Birendra Lake and Mount Manaslu Base Camp. Internet service is available here, you may update surprise massage to your family such remote area. Then you will walk to the Larkya La pass (5,160m) via Samdo and Dharmashala. This is diversity from the Hindu middle hills to the Tibetan high-country dwellers and the awesome mountain scenery of the Manaslu Himal and surrounding peaks combine to make this circuit one of the most fascinating, as well as one of the most challenging.

Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trekking is possible to make shorter and longer as your requirements, most of trekkers do this trip over the Larka Pass (5,160m) then end at Besisahar or you may continue to combine with Annapurna circuit, Tilicho Lake or Narphu valley as well. It can do minimum 19 days to above 28 days; drive at the begging of trip and end of trip. There is road contraction till Sotikhola at the begging and at the trip ending point Dharapani to Basisahar. This trek used to organize mostly camping basis / tent camp trek but now a day’s it is possible simple Teahouse trekking (stay in the lodge). Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trip offer you ultimate experience in your lifetime. Nepal Mother House Treks provide experienced local guides and other staffs according your requirement and time schedule. This trekking is recommended only for highly qualified and adventurous people who love to test adventure travel in the foot of the Himalaya. Why not you are exploring before others trekker?

Trip Highlight

  • Recently open Home Stay and Tea house Trek.
  • Secret Tsum Valley, Monastery from 4 to 5 century.
  • Cross over Larkya Pass 5,160 meters.
  • People following Polyandry Marriage System.
  • Culture, tradition is similar of Tibetan people.
  • Amazing view of world 8th highest Mt. Manaslu (8,163m).
  • Drive Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar by bus or Jeep.

Day to day itinerary

[I] Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking Suggested Itinerary -20 Days

Day 00: Arrival at Kathmandu.

Day 00: Trip preparation and permit paper work day.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (535m) -8 to 9 Hours

Day 02: Drive Arughat to Soti Khola (720m) -1 ½ to 2 Hours & trek to Machhakhola (930m) -6 to7 Hours

Day 03: Trek Machhakhola to Dovan/Thulo Dhunga (1,250m) -6 to7 Hours

Day 04: Trek Dovan/Tholu Dhunga to Philim (1,570 m) -5 to 6 Hours

Day 05: Trek Philim to Chumling (Lower Tsum) (2,361m)-6 to 7 Hours

Day 06: Trek Chumling to Chhekampar (Upper Tsum) (3,010 m) -5 to 6 Hours

Day 07: Trek Chhekampar to Chhule-Nile (3,361m), visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave -6 to 7 Hours

Day 08: Trek Chhule-Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700 m), visit Dhephyudonma Gompa (4,060 m) -3 to 4 Hours

Day 09: Trek Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3,210 m) -5 to 6 Hours

Day 10: Trek Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2,405m) -6 to 7 Hours)

Day 11: Trek Dumje to Pewa (1765m) -7 to 8 Hours

Day 12: Trek Pewa to Ghap (2165m) - 4 to 5 Hours

Day 13: Trek Ghap to Lho (3180m) – 5 to 6 Hours

Day 14: Trek Lho to Sama Gaon (Ro) (3525m) - 5 to 6 Hours

Day 15: Explore day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization

Day 16: Trek Sama Gaun to Samdo (3850m) - 4 to 5 Hours

Day 17: Trek Samdo to Dharamsala (Larkya Phedi) (4460m) - 5 to 6 Hours

Day 18: Trek Dharamsala /Larkey Phadi to Bimtang (3590m) via Larkya La (5,160m) - 7 to 8 Hours

Day 19: Trek Bimtang to Tilje (2300m) - 7 to 8 Hours

Day 20: Trek Tilje to Dharapani (1930m) – 1 ½ to 2 hours and drive to Besisahar (825m)-2 to 3 hours and again drive Beshisahar to Kathmandu -6 to 7 hours

Day 00: Your own destination.


[II] Manaslu Circuit Trek Suggested Itinerary -26 Days

Day 00: Arrival at Kathmandu.

Day 00: Trip preparation and permit paper work day.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (535m) -8 to 9 Hours

Day 02: Trek Arughat to Soti Khola (720m) -6 to 7 Hours

Day 03: Trek Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m) -6 to 7 Hours

Day 04: Trek Machhakhola to Dovan/Thulo Dhunga (1,250m) -6 to7 Hours

Day 05: Trek Dovan/Tholu Dhunga to Philim (1,570 m) -5 to 6 Hours

Day 06: Trek Philim to Chumling (Lower Tsum) (2,361m)-6 to 7 Hours

Day 07: Trek Chumling to Chhekampar (Upper Tsum) (3,010 m) -5 to 6 Hours

Day 08: Trek Chhekampar to Chhule-Nile (3,361m), visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave -6 to 7 Hours

Day 09: Trek Chhule-Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700 m), visit Dhephyudonma Gompa (4,060 m) -3 to 4 Hours

Day 10: Trek Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3,210 m) -5 to 6 Hours

Day 11: Trek Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2,405m) -6 to 7 Hours)

Day 12: Trek Dumje to Lokpa (cross Ripchet) (1,570 m) -6 ½ to 7 ½ Hours

Day 13: Trek Lokpa to Deng (1865m) - 4 to 5 Hours

Day 14: Trek Dang to Ghap (2165m) - 4 to 5 Hours

Day 15: Trek Ghap to Lho (3180m) – 5 to 6 Hours

Day 16: Trek Lho to Sama Gaon (Ro) (3525m) - 5 to 6 Hours

Day 17: Explore day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization

Day 18: Trek Sama Gaun to Samdo (3850m) - 4 to 5 Hours

Day 19:Trek Samdo to Dharamsala (Larkya Phedi) (4460m) - 5 to 6 Hours

Day 20: Trek Dharamsala /Larkey Phadi to Bimtang (3590m) via Larkya La (5,160m) - 7 to 8 Hours

Day 21: Rest and explore day at Bimtang before back to Kathmandu.

Day 22: Trek Bimtang to Tilje (2300m) - 7 to 8 Hours

Day 23: Trek Tilje to Chyamje (1430m) - 5 to 6 hours

Day 24: Trek Chyamje to Bahumdanda (1310m)-5 to 6 Hours

Day 25: Trek Bahumdanda to Besisahar (825m)-5to 6 Hours

Day 26: Drive Besisahar to Kathmandu -5 to 6 Hours

Day 00: Your own destination.

Note: Some time we could face problem due to flight delayed by few hours or cancelled for a day because of bad weather or road traffic. It is happen very rarely, but it could even in best trekking season also as you know how climate change is effecting our globe and the mountain weather is un predicable. Therefore, we always recommend you to add one supplement night in Kathmandu after your trek if possible (just for incase). If everything runs smoothly, you can enjoy other activities like sightseeing, rafting, shopping, as you wish.


Cost Include

  • Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during trek with Tea, coffee each meal in a cup.
  • All ground transportation by private vehicles or Local bus.
  • MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project), Manaslu and Tsum Valley Restricted Area permit
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) Fee.
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System).
  • Teahouse or Home stay Accommodation entire trip per as available.
  • Warm down Jacket and Sleeping Bag for the trek.
  • Government license holder experienced Local Guide with their food, accommodation, salary, equipments.
  • Porter (between every 2 person basis) Max.20-25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, equipments
  • One Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 6 people. Plus their food, accommodation, salary and equipments.
  • Duffle Bag during trek and first Aid medical kid.
  • Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expanse if necessary.
  • Insurance for all staff.
  • Welcome and Fare well program.

Cost Exclude

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Clients travel Insurance and evacuation (compulsory).
  • Tipping for Guide and Porters.
  • Personal expenses like Shopping, souvenirs or gift.Personal mountaineering gears.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.
  • International airfare, airport departure tax and Visa fee.
  • Things which not mention above our services.

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Why With Us ?

  • Government authorization to operate Trekking and Tour, which makes your trip safe and reliable.
  • Offer competitive price for the similar services. We can compromise price but not services.
  • Provide expert local Guides and Porters who taking care during your High Mountains trip.
  • Always concern to provide best services, respecting your time and value of your money.
  • Provide family environment while you are away from the home.
  • We are Nepal base company, no need to pay hidden extra cost:
  • Donate 2% profit for the children education in remote village.
  • We create tailor made itineraries accordingly your desire.
  • Flexible group size to make your comfort trip for you.
  • Safety garneted especially for solo female travel.
  • We update your massage to your friends and family, if you needed.
  • Well insured all our employees, in case anything happens accidently.
  • Operate every trip concerning Ecologically, Culturally and socioeconomically way.
  • Provide hygienic meal and net and clean accommodation during trip where as possible.
  • learn from our client’s feedback. So, 100% satisfaction customer record by our services.
  • While you are in the mountain, we are available 24 hours, if you need emergency evacuation.
  • Keep your information privacy, not shares your personal details with anyone nor uses them for any proposes.

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Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 20 - 26 Days

Destination: Larkya Pass & Tsum

Max Elevation: 5,160m

Activities: Trekking, Hiking

Transport: Private, Local Bus

Difficulty:

Best Time: Sept - Nov & Mar - May

Average day Hike: 5 to 6 hrs

Group Size: Min 02 - Max 10 pax

Starting Price: Contact Us

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Client Reviews

Tom Beavers, Seattle, WA (USA)

Karna, thank you so much for another wonderful trek. This is my 3rd trek with you - the first being the Annapurna Circuit and then a tour of the Everest region, starting at Jiri and then trekking up to Gokyo, going over Cho La, up to Kala Pattar and then up the Chukhung valley. I continue to learn so much about Nepal from you,..........

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