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Tsum Valley & Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek explore the lesser-visited hidden valleys of Manaslu. This trek also stops at many Buddhist monasteries, Gompas, and stupas in the region.

  • Reviews 6 Reviews
    5/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Trekking
    • Activity Level Challenging
      7/8
    • Group Size Medium Group
      6
    All about the Tsum Valley & Manaslu Circuit Trek.

    Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek take you up-close to Mt. Manaslu (8163m), the eighth highest mountain in the world. This trek combines the adventure of off-beaten trekking along with the exploration of the Tsum Valley.

    The entire trek is full of mountains, deep gorges, passes, gompas, and other Buddhist sites. The trek also offers awesome views of Ganesh, Shringi, and Manaslu Himal ranges.

    March-May and September-December are the best months for this trek. The trails in this trek are quite challenging and demand physical fitness. So, it is vital for trekkers to be in good physical shape for the trek.

    We, at Eternal Himalaya, will facilitate all the transportation, accommodation, and permit procedures. In addition, we also provide you with best guides and porters for Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Airport picks up and drop by private vehicle.
    • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing by private guide and private transportation
    • All ground transportation by private vehicle.
    • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
    • All necessary paper works, conservation area, and restricted area entry permits.
    • All accommodations in hotels, lodges/tea houses during the trek.
    • An experienced Government licensed guide and porters.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
    • All government taxes.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

     

    • International Airfare
    • Nepal entry visa
    • Personal Expenses
    • Travel and Rescue Insurance
    • Extra accommodation and food charges in Kathmandu
    • Tips and gratitude to the guide, porters and drivers
    1. Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m), transfer to Hotel.

      You will arrive in Kathmandu and our correspondent will greet you at the airport. You will be escorted to your hotel. You can spend the day resting or exploring the city. Meanwhile, you can also prepare for the trek.

    2. Day 2 Restricted Area Permit procedure & Kathmandu Sightseeing

      We take a day off in Kathmandu to prepare for the trek and visit the UNESCO world heritage sites spread around the valley. First, we obtain all the necessary permits for the trek and make adequate preparations before the trek begins. Next, we make our way to some of the most prestigious locations in the city including the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage destinations. Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square are the main stops on the tour on this day.

    3. Day 3 Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola |730m via Arughat Bazar |570m by private vehicle

      We make our way out of Kathmandu heading towards Soti Khola. Exiting the valley, the journey finds the Prithvi Highway following the Trishuli River towards the west. Just before reaching Malekhu the, the journey turns towards the north following the Thopal Khola to reach Arughat Sadak which then takes us all the way to Arughat Bazar followed by Soti Khola.

    4. Day 4 Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola |930m

      We begin our journey making our way out of Soti Khola and onto Machha Khola. The journey is a pleasant one and follows the Budhi Gandaki Khola for its entirety. Through the lush green forests filled with Sal and pine trees, we ascend the Budhi Gandaki valley. Hugging the cliff sides, the trail climbs to the Gurung hamlet of Lapubesi. From here, we head over to Nauli Khola Falls and finally to Machha Khola.

    5. Day 5 Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat |1300m

      Exiting Machha Khola, we once again follow the river further north towards Khorlabesi. Past this quaint village, the trail reaches Tatopani which is an ideal spot for rest because of its hot springs. Taking a dip in the soothing hot springs, we make our way over to Dobhan. Next, we trek towards Yaruphant and then onto Jagat.

    6. Day 6 Trek from Jagat to Lokpa |2240m

      Making our way out of Jagat, the hilly trail clings to the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River to Salleri. Enjoying the beautiful views of the Shringi Himal (7,181m), we make our way down Sirdibas. Following the river through its left bank, we head past the suspension bridge climbing to Ekle Bhatti. Then, we cross the Ghum Pul and reach Lokpa for the night.

    7. Day 7 Trek from Lokpa to Chhokang Paro | 3031m

      One of the easier days of the trek we head out of Lokpa to ascend to Chumling. Through the ancient monasteries, we head past traditional villages crossing the suspension bridge to reach terraced farmlands. Heading further east, we trek to Rainjam crossing Rupchet en route. Crossing the Sarpu Khola, the trail climbs through the Tsum Valley reaching Chhokang Paro.

    8. Day 8 Trek from Chhokang Paro to Mu Gompa | 3700m

      Exiting Chhokang Paro, the trail heads past the terraced farmlands towards Lamagaon. Then, the trail crosses the Siyar Khola to reach Pangdun crossing Phurte en route. Past Chhule, the trail climbs towards the Nile located on the other side of a suspension bridge. The final stretch of the trek takes us through the high Tibetan landscapes to reach the Mu Gompa.

    9. Day 10 Trek from Mu Gompa to Chhokang Paro | 3031m

      One of the most stunning places to visit in the Tsum Valley, Mu Gompa offers stunning Himalayan views alongside its religious importance. Surrounded by Ngula Dhojyang Pass to the east and Thapla Bhanjyang (5,014m) to the west, this centuries-old monastery is inhabited by over a hundred monks. Taking time to explore the stunning Mu Gompa while also enjoying the mesmerizing natural views, we retrace our steps back to Chhokang Paro.

    10. Day 10 Trek from Chhokang Paro to Gumba Lungdang | 3200m

      Making our way out of Chhokang Paro, we continue our journey through the arid Himalayan landscapes towards Gho. Dropping down to the wooden bridge above the Siyar Khola, we cross over to Dumje. Further up the Tsum valley, the hilly trail climbs through the forests filled with rhododendron trees. We finally head past a series of Mani walls to reach Gumba Lungdang.

    11. Day 11 Hike to Ganesh Himal Base Camp | 4800m

      One of the longer days of the trek today we make our way towards the base camp of the majestic Ganesh Himal (7,429m). The trail often confusing at places takes us through the banks of Langdang Khola ascending onto the lateral moraine of Torogumba Glacier. Climbing past several seasonal yak huts, we reach the base camp located at an altitude of 4,800m. Enjoying the majestic views of the Ganesh Himalayan Range alongside the Tibetan Ranges, we begin our descent back to Gumba Lungdang.

    12. Day 12 Trek from Gumba Lungdang to Lokpa | 2240m

      Retracing our steps through the lush green valley, we drop back towards Lokpa. Past the monastery at Lungdang, the trail drops through the southern banks of Siyar Khola heading past Domje to reach Rupchet. Taking a brief rest at Rupchet, we descend through the terraced farmlands to reach Gumlung. The final stretch of the trek takes us on an ascending route to Lokpat.

    13. Day 13 Trek from Lokpa to Deng | 1860m

      Making our way out of Lokpa, we descend through the hilly trail to meet the one descending from Philim. Crossing the Budhi Gandaki River, we exit the Tsum Valley to reach Sirdibas leading onto the traditional hamlet of Nyak. The final stretch of the trek takes us through the dense bamboo forests towards Deng.

    14. Day 14 Trek from Deng to Namrung | 2540m

      Making our way out of Deng, we climb past the hamlets of Rana and Bihi before crossing the Serang Khola over a suspension bridge. Climbing steeply over to Ghap, we once again find the pine, fir, and rhododendron forests. We continue along this trail to reach Namrung which houses picturesque views and a tranquil environment.

    15. Day 15 Trek from Namrung to Sama Gaon |3390m

      Past Namrung the trail climbs through Mani walls to reach Banjam before ascending through the lush green forests to Lihi. Past Sho, the trail ascends through the Himalayan landscapes reaching Lho which boasts stunning Manaslu (8,163m) and Manaslu North (7,157m). Guided by the majestic Himalayas on the horizon, the journey continues past Shyala to reach Sama Gaon.

    16. Day 16 Hike to Manaslu Base Camp |4400m

      Making our way out of Sama Gaon, the trail ascends through the Birendra Lake. The trail, for its majority, heads alongside the Budhi Gandaki River ascending through the rocky Himalayan landscapes and glacial moraines. Reaching the base camp at an altitude of 4,400m, we take some time off to enjoy the majestic views of Mansiri and Manaslu Himalayan Ranges including the majestic Mt. Manaslu (8,163m) itself. Descending back, we return to Sama Gaon for the night.

    17. Day 17 Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo |3690m

      One of the shorter days of the trek, today, we make our way over to Samdo ascending through the Himalayan landscapes. Exiting Sama Gaon, we head past the Birendra Lake and cross the Honang River to pass through yak pastures and Mani walls. Crossing the Budhi Gandaki River, we ascend through the rocky trails to reach Samdo.

    18. Day 18 Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala |4460m

      Enjoying the picturesque views of the Himalayas, we begin our journey heading to Dharmasala. Making our way out of Samdo, the trail once again finds the now reduced Budhi Gandaki River. Heading through ravines, we reach the abandoned houses which once formed the larger portion of the Larkya Bazaar. The final stretch of the trek takes us on an ascending run before reaching the seasonal settlement of Dharmasala.

    19. Day 19 Trek from Dharamsala to Bimthang |3590m via Larkya La Pass |5160m

      One of the longest and perhaps the most challenging days of the trek, today, we cross the majestic Larkya La Pass (5160m). The Himalayan pass gives little comfort through its steeply ascending arduous trails but does offer mesmerizing Himalayan views including Annapurna II (7,937m), Himlung (7,126m), and Kang Guru (6,981m). Ascending through the lateral moraines of the Larkya Glacier, we reach the summit of the Larkya La Pass all while enjoying the frozen glacial lakes en route. Taking some time off to enjoy the Himalayan panorama, we descend through the snowy trails to reach Bimthang.

    20. Day 20 Trek from Bimthang to Tilije |2300m

      Crossing the Bimthang Glacier we make our way through a series of Mani walls to reach the lush green forests. Descending through the banks of the Dudh Khola, we head past the hamlet of Hampuk to reach Kharche for a brief stop. Dropping to the Gurung village of Goa, we follow the northern banks of the Dudh Khola to reaching Tilije.

    21. Day 21 Trek from Tilije to Tal |1680m

      Making our way out of Tilije, the trail steeply descends alongside the Dudh Khola to enter the Marsayangdi Valley. Heading past Thonje, the trail climbs up to meet the main Annapurna Circuit trail heading past the Marsayangdi River atop a suspension bridge to reach Dharapani. After taking a brief stop, we head past the Kabre following the lush green forests alongside the river to reach Tal.

    22. Day 22 Trek from Tal to Syange |1150m

      The final day of our trek and we begin our journey making our way towards Syange for the night. The journey is a pleasant one following the Marsayangdi River for its entirety. Following the lush green hamlets, the trail descends through Jagat to reach Syange which brings our adventure to a close.

    23. Day 23 Drive from Syange to Kathmandu by private vehicle| Farewell Dinner

      The final day of the journey and we make our way back to the capital city. Exiting Syange, the journey follows the graveled pathways to reach Besisahar. Finding the Prithvi Highway, we once again follow the Trishuli River while enjoying the picturesque hilly landscapes all the way to Kathmandu. Back at the city we, make our way directly to the hotel where a lovely farewell dinner awaits us.

    24. Day 24 Departure from Kathmandu

      Our representatives will drop you back to Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

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    Highlights of the trip

    Highlights of the Trek

    Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek explore the lesser-visited hidden valleys of Manaslu. This trek also stops at many Buddhist monasteries, Gompas, and stupas in the region. One can enjoy the views of mountains like Mount Manaslu (8163m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Shringi (7161m), Larkya (6249m), and Ganesh Himal (7422m). Similarly, the culture and lifestyle of the Tsum and Nubri communities is also an attraction on the trek.

    Itinerary of the Trek

    The trip starts from Kathmandu with a drive to Soti Khola via Arughat Bazaar. Next, your trek starts from Soti Khola to Machha Khola through the narrow trails. Then, passing Budi Gandaki valley, you head to Lokpa via Jagat. Passing Chumling village, you reach Chhokang Paro and trek to Mu Gompa. Further, you retrace your way back to Chhokang Paro and head to Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Then, you return to Lokpa and trek to Namrung passing Deng village. Trekking through Sama Gaon, you head to the Manaslu Base Camp. Ascending on a snowy path you trek to the top of the Larkya La Pass (5160m). Furthermore, you head to Syange passing Tilije, Tal, and Bimthang. Finally, you head back to Kathmandu.

    Trip Highlights:

    • Journey to the hidden valley of Tsum
    • An authentic experience through the arid Himalayan landscapes
    • Experience the unique culture and vibrant way of life of the Tsumba community
    • Trek along the foothills of the Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), the eight tallest mountain of the world
    • Cross the Larkya La Pass (5160m), and visit the Ganesh Himal and Manaslu base camps
    • Observe the Himalayas in the Manaslu, Larkya, Himlung, and Shringi ranges

     

    Trip Facts:

    Geography                        : Hills/Forests/Mountains

    Location                           : Gorkha

    Level of Difficulty               : Challenging

    Duration of Trek                : 24 days

    Max Altitude                      : 5,160 meters

    Religions                          : Buddhist and Tibetan-Buddhist

    Ethnic People                    : Tsumba, Nubri

    Accommodation                 : Guest House/Camping/Teahouse

    Transportation                   : Tourist bus/Private Vehicle

    Minimum Pax                    : 2

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Air fares Tour Guide Entrance Fees

    Private ExpensesAlcoholic Beverages, Guide Service Charge

    Yes

    Minimum Pax: 2

    Yes

    Almost all prices displayed are calculated amount with lowest possible margin for operator. Though we always try to customize trip a bit with travelers request. Lets talk.

    Overall Rating
    5/5
    kevin parrondo
    Reviewed On 17/10/2019
    4/5

    Last month we made a trekking to tsum valley with gokarna as a guide and two of his friends as porter. It was already the third time our family was on a trip with gokarna in the Manaslu area. It’s great that gokarna is born in the Manaslu region so he knows the area and it’s people very well. Even if a temple is closed, gokarna will find the guardian who’s willing to open up and show the building. Next to that he is a nice person. Always in a good mood and laughing, taking care of my sister who was a bit afraid at the more difficult passages and taking control when my brother got ill at high altitude. Together with his porter friends, they form a very nice and helpful team, always trying ho help. In short, we had a really wonderful trip. If we return to Nepal we’re sure we want to travel with eternal himalaya team again.

    sugie reaves
    Reviewed On 30/09/2019
    4/5

    Had an amazing time with the crew from Eternal Himalaya adventures.Excellent guides who were highly experienced and knowledgeable about the region. Got to know us and tailored our tour to our tastes and fitness level! A really genuine touring experience from a local company supporting local business.thank you very much eternal himalaya team

    paul Hernandez
    Reviewed On 21/09/2019
    5/5

    My life-long desire to travel to Nepal was the trip of a lifetime thanks to the professional support of Eternal Himalaya .Pre-trip planning was very easy with every question fully answered by ram sharan and bipin.It was also beneficial to be able to pick up the phone and call Tony to discuss anything regarding the trek. Our guides and porters were first-class, carrying out every aspect professionally. I am 65 years old and had no issues with altitude, food or water during the trek. I believe the pacing of each day as planned by EHA allowed me to successfully acclimate to the altitude. eternal Himalaya will be the only company I consider for future trekking adventures.

    James porter
    Reviewed On 17/05/2019
    5/5

    They offer really good services. Professional guides, and lots of fun. We finished the full circuit with Tsum valley and it was definitely one of the best experiences in my life.

    victor rogues
    Reviewed On 29/12/2018
    4/5

    Highly recommend eternal Himalaya Adventures. eternal Kathmandu office team is a very helpful, personable and down to earth person. He is very clear about the itinerary prior to the hike. The hike was beautiful. Our guide, ganesh, was great! Always helpful and took great care of us.

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