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Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

Wilderness Trekking
Manaslu Tsum Valley Circuit Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Circuit Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Circuit Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Circuit Trek

Trip Facts

Duration : 20 Days Max-Altitude : 5106m Program Type : Tea House/Home Stay Best Season : Sep-Oct-Nov and Mar-Aug Per Day Walking : 5/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

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No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $1650
2 Paxes $1550
2-4 Paxes $1530
4-6 Paxes $1500
6-10 Paxes $1480
10-15 Paxes $1450
15+Paxes $1450

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Overview

Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek itinerary

The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is the perfect option if you are seeking a scenic hike that will leave you feeling exhilarated at the end of the trek. Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek offers stunning mountain scenery, unique cultural experiences, and challenging terrain. The trek takes you through the remote Tsum Valley and up to the base of Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world. Those who reside in the upper Budhi Gandaki. There are several stunning viewpoints to enjoy during the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek, and it is definitely worth making the effort to make it all the way to the Manaslu circuit. The scenery is not the only thing that will take your breath away, the hike itself is also fairly moderated, so you won’t have to worry about getting too tired while enjoying the stunning views.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek covers a large portion of the Manaslu region in Nepal. Compared with the classic Annapurna Circuit Trek and its variations, the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is a bit more challenging due to the fact that one has to cross a high pass of over 5000 meters at Larke La. It is a beautiful trek through the Manaslu Tsum Valley circuit that traces the border between Tibet and Nepal. The Hidden Treasure trek is known for its remote locality, which makes it also known as the Hidden Treasure Valley. However, the truth is that Tsum Valley is a very liberal land of Buddhist monasteries, It is believed that Milarepa meditated in the caves of these mountains in ancient times.  this area has so many monasteries,  Mu Gumba, and Anni Gumba is the closest to the Tibetan border, Thaple Bhanjyang 5104 m, Yangdo Bhanjyang 4520 m, and Nueladajyen Bhanjyang 5093 m. There are also some other famous Gumbas in the Ganesh Himal base camp region, which as Gumba Lungdang

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is arguably the most memorable and immersive cultural experience ever offered to trekkers, you will encounter a living breathing Buddhist culture that has been shielded from the ravages of the outside world for centuries in its hidden and protected valley. The other side of the coin is that it is one of the most visually stunning and diverse wilderness hikes you can do, complete with the majestic peak of Manaslu standing majestically in majestic splendor over the surrounding landscape. When considered together, these two constitute possibly the most comprehensive and rewarding trekking experience currently available to the trekking community, a tour de force of the very best that Nepal is able to offer. Inner the Tsum Valley and Manaslu side have Buddhist and black Bon Po follower peoples inhabited lands of Nepal and every village has Monasteries, Chorten, and Mani walls written “Om Mane pet me Hum” around the stones wall. Tsum Valley is a remote village situated between the Manaslu Circuit Trek and the Ganesh Himal Ruby Valley trek.

The people from Tsum Valley

the peoples from around Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek territory are Gurung, Tibetan, and Tamang, and Tsum Valley is in the Tsum Nubri Rural Municipality of Gorkha district, the Tsum Valley Women weave old traditional cloths (Baku) and (Pangden) by sheep wools which are completely isolated. The mountainous Men and women wear woolen clothes which are warm in cold temperatures.  still, people engage in traditional ways in this region and celebrate many Buddhist festivals, perform ritual burnings of juniper berries to purify the air and Mother Nature, place prayer flags, and install Mani Walls to ensure the happiness of all sentient beings. It is because the area has been left behind by modernity that their culture has remained as it was centuries ago. For trekkers, the palace is a real temptation. 

The Tsum Valley Chhekam Park was a restricted area until 2008 through Nepal site land because of the joint border and for security causes for both countries. Tsum Valley trek opened for tourists, in 2008, and trekkers mandatory 2 pax, which needs to be organized by the local registered trekking agency

The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek route still has fewer trekkers visiting off the beaten paths of the inner Manaslu conservation area and the protected land of the restricted area requires a special permit from the Department of Immigration office.

Mountain View from Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

The Tsum Valley in Nepal offers some stunning views of the Himalayan mountain range, including several peaks over 7,000 meters (23,000 feet) tall. Here are some of the prominent mountains that you can see from the Tsum Valley:

  1. Ganesh Himal: The Ganesh Himal range includes several peaks over 7,000 meters tall and is located to the south of the Tsum Valley. The highest peak in the range is Ganesh I, which stands at 7,422 meters (24,350 feet) tall.
  2. Sringi Himal: The Sringi Himal range is located to the north of the Tsum Valley and includes several peaks over 6,000 meters (19,700 feet) tall. The highest peak in the range is Sringi Himal, which stands at 7,187 meters (23,580 feet) tall.
  3. Himalchuli: Himalchuli is a prominent peak located to the east of the Tsum Valley. It stands at an elevation of 7,893 meters (25,896 feet) and is the 18th-highest peak in the world.
  4. Manaslu: Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world, is also visible from some parts of the Tsum Valley. It stands at an elevation of 8,163 meters (26,781 feet) and is located to the west of the valley.

Overall, the Tsum Valley offers some spectacular views of the Himalayan mountain range and is a must-visit destination for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts.

Farming crops

The people from the Manaslu Tsum Valley area, Lokpa, Chhekampar, and Mugomba’s Farming crops are Buckwheat, Wheat, Barley, Millet, and Potato, the rest of the crops cannot grow due to the high altitude mountainous. This crop harvesting season is August- September in this region. 

The Manaslu and Tsum Valley trip begins driving by bus to Arughat- Machhakhola, The route follows the bank of the Budi Gandaki River, and The trek leads towards the Manaslu Larke Pass 5106 m after Tsum Valley. 

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek package cost is competitive, without any hiding cost to listing the blog. The cost includes accommodation, 3 times meals, bus tickets, conservations permits, special permits, guide and porters wages, insurance, equipment, etc. However, if you want a private jeep instead of the local bus then it will add extra cost.  

Best season to trek Manaslu Tsum Valley

Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are the two best times to go on the Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek. When embarking on this trek in autumn or spring, you will have a great chance of seeing the mountains in crystal-clear detail and you will also be able to enjoy the lush vegetation along the lower part of the route, particularly during the spring season.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Highlights

  • Gorges Budhi Gandaki River Valley views
  • the natural beauty of flora and fauna.
  • Friendly people, the rich culture of the Tibetan
  • Larkya La Pass (5167 meters), is the highest pass during the trek.
  • Stunning view of some of the highest peaks Mt Manaslu,

The permit cost of the Manaslu Tsum Valley region

  1. Tsum Valley special permits, USD 40 per person per week from September – November, and U$D 30 per person per week from December – August.
  2. Manaslu special permit, USD 100 per person per week from September – November, and USD 75 per person per week from December – August.
  3. MCAP permits USD 30 per person one time
  4. ACAP permit USD 30 per person one time
  5. TIMS permits USD 20 per person one-time

Physical fitness to do this trek

The Tsum Valley Trek in Nepal is a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness and endurance. The trek takes you through high mountain passes, steep ascents and descents, and rugged terrain, which can be physically demanding.

To undertake the Tsum Valley Trek, you should have a good level of fitness, which includes regular cardio exercises, such as running, cycling, or swimming, and strength training exercises to strengthen your core, legs, and upper body. You should also be comfortable walking for several hours a day with a backpack and have experience hiking on steep and uneven terrain.

It is recommended that you start preparing for the trek at least a few months in advance by following a regular exercise routine and building up your endurance gradually. Additionally, it is essential to acclimatize to the high altitude, which can be done by taking rest days and ascending slowly.

Overall, if you have a good level of fitness, have experience hiking on challenging terrain, and are prepared adequately for the trek, you should be able to enjoy the Tsum Valley Trek and the stunning scenery it has to offer.

If you are interested in exploring the Manaslu Tsum Valley circuit, then we are here as a local agency such as Nepal Wilderness Trek. We offer high-quality, personalized trips to the peak. All our services are available at a fraction of the cost elsewhere. The Manaslu Tsum Valley trek venture takes about 20 days and involves going on foot and climbing steep uphill paths and glaciers.


Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: drives to Arughat (600mtr) to Soti Khola (710mtr) 5 - 7 hours.
  • Day 02: Trek to Machha Khola (930mtr) 6 hours.
  • Day 03: Trek to Jagat (1410mtr) 6 hours.
  • Day 04: Trek to Eklebhatti (1600mtr)  4 hours.
  • Day 05: Trek to Chumling (2700mtr)  5 to 6 hours.
  • Day 06: Trek to Chhekampar (2960mtr) 5 hours.
  • Day 07: Trek to Mugomba (3800 meters) 5 hours.
  • Day 08: Trek back to Chhekampar (2960 meters) 4 hours.
  • Day 09: Trek to Lokpa (2240 meters) 6 hours.
  • Day 10: Trek to Deng (1800 meters) 5 hours.
  • Day 11: Trek to Ghap (2160 meters) 4 to 5 hours.
  • Day 12: Trek to Lho Gaun (3180 meters) 5 to 6 hours.
  • Day 13: Trek to Sama Gaun / Sama Gompa (3530 meters) 3 hours.
  • Day 14: Rest and explore Manaslu base camp 6 to 7 hours hike.
  • Day 15: Trek to Samdo (3690 meters) 4 hours.
  • Day 16: Trek to Dharamsala (4470 meters) 4 hours.
  • Day 17: Trek to Bimtang (3720mtr) via Larke pass(5200meters) 8 hours.
  • Day 18: Trek to Gho (2560 meters) 5 hours.
  • Day 19: Trek to Dharapani (1700 Meters) 4 hours.
  • Day 20: drive back to Besisahar and change bus to Kathmandu,

Cost Included

  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, and many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu)
  • clean Accommodation on Lodge during the trekking.
  • One experienced, educated, well-trained, fluent English speaking, friendly and familiar guide, from the same area and specialized in Manaslu trekking region and government authorized trekking guide and require porters, one Porter, for every two pax, Who carry the bag pack
  • Guide and Porters Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation, and equipment.
  • Kathmandu- Arughat and Bensi Sahar- Kathmandu by local bus.
  • Manaslu area special permit
  • Tsum Valley Permit
  • ACAP (Annapurna conservation area project) and MCAP( Manaslu conservation area project) permits
  • TIMS Permit
  • First aid medical box.
  • Trekking equipment as a sleepings bag and down jacket etc. if you don't have your own
  • Complementary Trekking Certificate of Completion.

Cost Excluded

  • accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • all beverages, Soft and hard table drinks such as coke, beer,
  •  hot shower, dessert, etc.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Rescue operation charge.
  • Tips for guide and porter
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Manslu/Tsum Valley Trekking We were very happy to have found Himal, his guide Bimal, and porter Djit. There were two of us, 61 and 70...

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