Tsum Valley Manaslu circuit Trek - 25 Days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 25 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous
  • Cost start: US$ 1290 (P/P)
  • Accomodation: Tea house/lodge
  • Trip Style: Trekking/hiking
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About Trip:

Join us at the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek to get the full experience of exploring both the spectacular Manaslu Trek and the culturally mesmerizing and newly opened hidden valley of Tsum. As described in the information about Manaslu Circuit Trek and the Tsum Valley Trek, this trek will take us through lush and rugged landscapes, bamboo and pine forests, unique and invaluable flora & fauna, breathtaking mountain vistas and much more. To explore this massive region and to preserve its authenticity it is required a minimum of two trekkers in a group as well as two special permits to enter both the majestic Manaslu area and the Tsum Valley, emphasizing how special this region is. One of the benefits of doing both the Tsum Valley and Manaslu circuit is that we get to experience the complete package of both natural and cultural aspects, which would be somewhat missed by excluding one or the other. Another very beneficial aspect of is that we get to improve our acclimatization and minimizing the risk of altitude sickness during the continued ascend on the trek.

We at Nepal Trekking Experts are locals and have grown up in the Manaslu region, which is why we strive to provide our clients with an experience of a lifetime, making use of our life-long experience. We love to share our knowledge and stories of the region and we are prepared to go that extra mile in order to provide our clients with an exceptional and personal adventure through this magical region of Nepal.

The 25 days Tsum valley Manaslu trek begins from Arughat and continues along the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River in an initially lush and green environment packed with beautiful waterfalls and suspension bridges of different sizes. From Jagat we enter the restricted area of Manaslu Tsum Valley where we head north to Lopka, offering us beautiful view of the holy mountains of Ganesh and Siringi Himal. We will continue through pine and bamboo forests surrounded by mountains and rhododendron flowers – the stunningly beautiful national flower of Nepal. From Chumling to Chhokoang Paro the landscape will change and we will begin to explore the unspoiled Tibetan communities, monasteries and cultures amid the humbling Himalayan Mountains. There will be a unique opportunity to spend a night in one of the Buddhist monasteries. We continue our trek and will have a hike through jungle and later reach the Ganesh Himal Base Camp from where we will have some of the best views on our journey before heading back and continuing our trek towards the mighty Manaslu. Our trail leads us through a jungle like environment full of ancient Buddhistic mani walls and later the landscape magically opens up as we gain altitude. On our acclimatization day at Sama we will have amazing opportunity to do some side-trips, hiking to the famous Manaslu Base Camp or the less challenging hike to Pungen Gumpa. Furthermore, at our stay at Samdo we can do a site-trip and hike to the renowned and spectacular Tibetan boarder. We will spend our last night in Dharmasala before one of the highlights and achievement of the trek, crossing the Larke La at astounding 5160 m, which will be an amazing accomplishment. After the pass, we will descend to Bhimthang offering us some of the best accommodation of the trek and the opportunity to celebrate our achievement of the trip so far. Also the natural impressive lush forest from Bhimthang to Goa will make your trip outstanding. Nepal Trekking Experts confidently recommend you Tsum valley Manaslu circuit trek and for sure you can’t imagine better holiday than this. From here on we continue descend to Dharapani then transported to Kathmandu or Pokhara where you can feel free to join us for another adventure! The best season for Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is March to May and September to November.

Nepal Trekking Experts has prepared Manaslu region trekking FAQs just to serve you better way. Please kindly visit and if you have further query do not hesitate contact us!

Trip Highlights

  • Exploring untouched, newly opened, less crowded, cultural trek with Manaslu local experts
  • Dense of jungle, abundant waterfalls, ever changing rugged landscape, amazing Himalaya vistas etc.
  • Unspoiled cultural Tsum valley, home stay, overnight in monastery, nunnery
  • Multiple side trip such as Gumpa Lungdang, Ganesh Himal Base Camp, Kal Tal, Tibet border 4998m, Pungen Gumpa, Mt. Manaslu Base Camp 4980m, challenging Larke La 5160m


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome you at the Airport & transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02: Free day for trekking preparation

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (700 m, 7-8 hrs).

Day 04: Soti Khola to Machhekhola (869 m, 6 hrs).

Day 05: Machhakhola to Jagat (1340 m, 7 hrs)

Day 06: Jagat to Lokpa (2240 m, 6-7 hrs)

Day 07: Lokpa to Chumling (2386 m, 5 hrs)

Day 08: Chumling to Chhokangparo (3031 m, 4-5 hrs)

Day 09: Chhokangparo to Mu Gumpa (3700 m, 6 hrs)

Day 10: Mu Gumpa to Chhokangparo (5 hrs)

Day 11: Chhokangparo to Gumpa Lungdang (3400 m, 7 hrs)

Day 12: Hike to Ganesh Himal Base Camp 4900m then back to Gumpa Lungdang (8-9 hrs)

Day 13: Gumpa Lungdang to Ripchet (2470m, 4hrs)

Day 14: Ripchet to Deng (1860 m, 6hrs)

Day 15: Deng to Namrung (2630 m, 7 hrs)

Day 16: Namrung to Sama (3520 m, 7 hrs)

Day 17: Acclimatization day

Day 18: Sama to Samdo (3860 m, 3 hrs)

Day 19: Explore the Tibet Border Rui La (4998 m, 8hrs)

Day 20: Samdo to Dharmasala (4460 m, 5 hrs)

Day 21: Dharmasala to Larke La 5160 m then descend to Bhimthang (3590 m, 8 hrs)

Day 22: Bhimthang to Dharapani (1960 m, 8 hrs)

Day 23: Drive back to Kathmandu/Pokhara (9/10 hrs)

Day 24: Leisure day

Day 25: Join with different program or farewell.

Trip cost includes/excludes:

  • Complementary all airport pick up/drop off
  • 2 night accommodation in Kathmandu on Standard Hotel with Breakfast (Twin Sharing Basis)
  • Welcome dinner in typical Nepali restaurant with guide
  • All necessary trekking permits like Manaslu special, Tsum Valley Special, Manaslu conservation area, Annapurna conservation area.
  • 3 times meals a day such as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trekking period.
  • Fresh fruits like apple, banana, pomegranate etc.
  • All accommodation during mountain.
  • Kathmandu to Sotikhola and Dharapani to Kathmandu/Pokhara by public transportation
  • Complementary duffel bag/agency T-shirt (for your trekking equipment if needed)
  • Government registered, First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking professional local guide with medical kit
  • Staffs insurance, well paid salary, meal, accommodation, equipment, transportation etc.
  • Rescue arrangements if needed
  • Certificate of achievement if needed
  • Agency service charge and government tax/vat
  • International airfare & Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, Laundry, Hot shower, Lost and theft etc.
  • Temple/monastery entrance fee
  • All drinks such as cola, mineral water, alcoholic etc.
  • Tip to Staffs 

Note:- Above itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not satisfied please feel free customize your own.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Welcome you at the Airport & transfer to the Hotel.

Welcome at Airport and transfer to the Hotel. Introduce about program then enjoy your first night in cultural diversity Kathmandu.

Day 02Free day for trekking preparation

Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (700 m, 7-8 hrs).

Day 04Soti Khola to Machhekhola (869 m, 6 hrs).

Day 05Machhakhola to Jagat (1340 m, 7 hrs)

Day 06Jagat to Lokpa (2240 m, 6-7 hrs)

Day 07Lokpa to Chumling (2386 m, 5 hrs)

Day 08Chumling to Chhokangparo (3031 m, 4-5 hrs)

Day 09Chhokangparo to Mu Gumpa (3700 m, 6 hrs)

Day 10Mu Gumpa to Chhokangparo (5 hrs)

Day 11Chhokangparo to Gumpa Lungdang (3400 m, 7 hrs)

Day 12Hike to Ganesh Himal Base Camp 4900m then back to Gumpa Lungdang (8-9 hrs)

Day 13Gumpa Lungdang to Ripchet (2470m, 4hrs)

Day 14Ripchet to Deng (1860 m, 6hrs)

Day 15Deng to Namrung (2630 m, 7 hrs)

Day 16Namrung to Sama (3520 m, 7 hrs)

Day 17Acclimatization day

Day 18Sama to Samdo (3860 m, 3 hrs)

Day 19Explore the Tibet Border Rui La (4998 m, 8hrs)

Day 20Samdo to Dharmasala (4460 m, 5 hrs)

Day 21Dharmasala to Larke La 5160 m then descend to Bhimthang (3590 m, 8 hrs)

Day 22Bhimthang to Dharapani (1960 m, 8 hrs)

Day 23Drive back to Kathmandu/Pokhara (9/10 hrs)

Day 24Leisure day

Day 25Join with different program or farewell.

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
22 March, 2019 15 April, 2019 US $1290 Guaranteed
29 March, 2019 22 April, 2019 US $1290 Guaranteed
02 April, 2019 26 April, 2019 US $1290 Guaranteed
08 April, 2019 02 May, 2019 US $1290 Guaranteed
15 April, 2019 09 May, 2019 US $1290 Guaranteed
22 April, 2019 16 May, 2019 US $1290 Guaranteed
29 April, 2019 23 May, 2019 US $1290 Guaranteed
03 May, 2019 27 May, 2019 US $1290 Guaranteed
10 May, 2019 03 June, 2019 US $1290 Guaranteed
17 May, 2019 10 June, 2019 US $1290 Available
24 May, 2019 17 June, 2019 US $1290 Available

Read Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 8 reviews


Fantastic Manaslu and Tsum Valley trek


This was a wonderful experience from start to finish. I chose Nepal Trekking Experts because they are local to Manaslu and because of excellent reviews and everything went wonderfully. Rajesh was a prompt and excellent communicator over email, set me up with a trekking partner who was a great match, met me at the airport, was very hospitable and helpful all the time I was in Kathmandu, organizing gear rental, going out to dinner. Kedar and Resham were our guide and porter and they did an outstanding job- experienced, safe, and also a lot of fun to hang out with. Kedar has over 20 years experience and so much familiarity and local knowledge of the region, knowing best places to stay and eat, less crowded tea houses, safety on the trail, showing us edible plants, and joking with us. Resham also has years of experience, was always looking out for our well-being, prepared fruit for our dessert every evening, was incredibly positive and cheerful, and hardworking- he was also our ‘monastery guide’ and they both were very accommodating of our desire to visit every monastery! We often had fun playing a Nepali card game in the evening and really felt we made new friends. We added on the Annapurna circuit impromptu at the end and they were very flexible and accommodating. The guides helped us get set up in our hotel in Pokhara as well and Rajesh also sent our luggage there. The trek is also stunningly beautiful and culturally fascinating. Overall I wholeheartedly recommend them- a company that really goes the extra mile, is very well organized, professional and supportive. I would definitely trek with them again. Namaste and muri muri dhanyabat to all!

, United States


Prachtige trekking met gids Kedar en porter Krishna


Ons verblijf en de Tsum valley- Manaslu trekking was tot in de puntjes verzorgd. Vooraf was het emailcontact met Rajesh Neupane helder en duidelijk. Hij kwam ons persoonlijk van het vliegveld ophalen en bracht ons naar een fijn Hotel (Dream city) met rustige binnentuin, goede bedden en vriendelijk personeel in de Thamel. Gids Kedar en porter Krishna zijn fijne mensen, altijd opgewekt en met op de juiste tijd de juiste adviezen. We konden echt merken dat Kedar jarenlange ervaring heeft. Nepal trekking Experts is door ons harte aanbevolen!

, Netherlands


Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek with Nepal trekking Experts


We are a family of 5 and Could not rate these guys highly enough. Rajesh is a great communicator and goes beyond what is expected to make sure your trip goes smoothly. From Rajesh organising our trip, waiting At the airport for nearly two hours to welcome us into Nepal to taking us out to dinner and finally making sure we were safely back on the plane to go home once our Trek was over. Bikram our fantastic Guide would have to be one of the most experienced guides on Manaslu. We had no problems on our 3 week Trek but if anything had happened you knew that Bikram would handle it. He was lovely with the kids. Our two porters were also marvellous. Gautam who is a character would run ahead in the morning and make sure we got good rooms in a good tea house. In his pare time he was giving locals hair cuts, fixing electrical problems, teaching the kids new card games, he is a man of many talents. Finally the prices nepaltrekkingexperts charge for the Trek is very very good! There are a lot of costs including very high prices for meals as you become more remote. All your trekking permits, meals, transport your guide and porters etc are included in the price. If you want a quality experience don’t go looking for a bargain. At the end of the trip my husband and I thought we should have paid more than we did for our Trek. Finally take cards on your trek and tip your guide and porters well, they deserve it. Cheers Helen, Tim, Solita, Ben and Inti

, Australia

Excellent trekking experience on Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley

Excellent trekking experience on Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley


I cannot compliment Rajesh and his team enough. I arranged my trek at short notice and was not sure that I was prepared. Rajesh was very supportive in the run up - offering advice on what to bring and setting aside time on my arrival to help me buy some trekking items in Kathmandu. I was met at the airport, even though my flight was 3 hours delayed and Rajesh took time to explain everything and to help me get organised before the trek started. Our guide, Bikram,for the trek was excellent. Completely professional, really knowledgeable on pretty much everything, easy to talk to and very safety aware. It's important to know that in Tsum valley and some of the tea houses on Manaslu, the cooking is not always ideal and the guides need to help out in the kitchens to make sure that food is prepared properly and noone gets sick. We were extra lucky with Bikram because he was also an excellent cook - often preparing meals himself. At every meal stop he would disappear into the kitchen,sleeves rolled up, chopping veg and helping out the cooks. We ate VERY well on this trek. There were a few challenging areas on the trekking route, including some landslide affected areas and high altitude - Bikram took time each night to explain what to expect each day and how to get through safely. He was careful to walk with everyone in the group throughout the day to make sure we were all doing ok. Some of our group opted for a shared porter and this was a really good decision. One porter, in particular, Ram, was like having an assistant guide and a good friend. His humour, card playing, singing, conversation and ad hoc Nepalese lessons got me through some of the tougher days on the trek and made the long evenings shorter. He came with our group even on the acclimatization days when the other porters were resting - just in case someone in the group got tired and needed to turn back early. Between Bikram and Ram I always felt completely safe on the trek and looked forward to each day. I would not hesitate to take another trek with the same team or to recommend to a friend.

, Ireland


Manaslu Circuit Trek with the Tsum Valley Extension


I started chatting with Rajesh through Facebook and he came across as very customer-centric and trustworthy. He never assumed or pressured me into getting anything - instead always clarifying and asking me very detailed questions. I felt that his quote was very reasonable as well. It is also to be noted that he has a true passion for trekking in the Manaslu Region. We arrived in KTM pretty late into the night but he still provided a pretty comfortable ride to our hotel. The next day, he briefed us on how our trek would go, in lots of detail. He helped us with getting our gear and getting our NPRs as well. Our guide for the trek was Thakur (Dandapani) Neupane, whom I felt was kind and amicable. He was kind enough to let us stay at his home in a village near Arkhet Bazaar. He took very good care us throughout the whole trip. Thakur also assisted us in navigating some dangerous areas during the trek. In short, it was a great experience and would wholeheartedly recommend Nepal Trekking Experts to anyone wanting to go on a guided trekking trip in Nepal.

, Singapore


Вам не нужно искать другие агенства! :) >>You do not need to look for other agents! :)


>> for english look below please Поскольку я уже пользовалась услугами менеджера Раджеша Ньюпане и этот опыт был положительным, я обратилась именно в агенство " Nepal Trekking Experts", чтобы получить помощь в организации для меня треккинга, Сделав свой выбор я не ошиблась! Раджеш великолепно справился с работой. Он разработал нужный для меня маршрут (Цум долина - Ганеш химал - Манаслу), учтя все мои пожелания, подготовил необходимые документы и предоставил квалифицированных гида и портера. Меня удивляет способность Раджеша правильно подбирать персонал! Его гиды и портеры в походах всегда надежны, заботливы, грамотны и без вредных привычек. Опытный персонал "Nepal Trekking Experts", адекватные цены на его услуги, надежность, что еще надо! - нет необходимости искать других агентов. Я и в будущем буду пользоваться их услугами! В этом треке меня сопровождал гид Раджу Дахал. Несмотря на молодость, Раджу работал профессионально, в трудных ситуациях действовал надежно, обеспечивая мою безопасность. Я несколько лет хожу в походы в Гималаи и, если это позволяют условия трека, не пользуюсь услугами гида,. Но с Раджу Дахал можно идти в любой трек, он идеальный попутчик! I applied to the agency "Nepal Trekking Experts" in order to get help in organizing the trekking for me, because I already had a positive experience in cooperation with manager Rajesh Newpane. And again I was not mistaken in making my choice! Rajesh did a great job. He developed the necessary route for me (Tsum Valley - Ganesh Himal - Manaslu), taking into account all my wishes, prepared the necessary documents and provided qualified guide and a porter. I was amazed at Rajesh's ability to choose the right persons! His guides and porters in treks are always reliable, caring, competent and without bad habits. Experienced staff from "Nepal Trekking Experts", adequate prices for its services, reliability, what else is needed! - there is no need to look for other agents. I will use their services in the future! In this trek I was accompanied by guide Raju Dahal. Despite his youth, Raju worked professionally, in difficult situations acted reliably, providing my safety. I have been going on trips to the Himalayas for several years and, if the conditions of the trеk permit, I do not use the services of a guide. But with Raju Dahal you can go to any trеk, he is a perfect companion!

, Russian Federation


Can't imagine a better service!


In short : I can’t imagine a trekking company giving a better service ! If you want to trek in Nepal, contact them and you’re 100% sure satisfaction ! My wife, two kids and I just completed the Manaslu and Tsum valley trek with « Nepal Trekking Experts » and we had a wonderful time. I first contacted Rabin and Rajesh Neupane many months ago to know the feasability of this trek for a family like us. Since the beginning of emails exchange, they were trustable and honest. While offering us there services, they also shared with us some concerns about the kids on such a big trek. We thought about it and decided to move forward. They supported us through all the project with a service that went beyond our expectations. They provided us a totally adaptable itinerary. As we were trekking with kids, we wanted to be able to decide every night where we want to go next day therefore adapting the pace with the kid's energy. So Rajesh and Rabin, provided us a guide with exact knowledge of the trail and an itinerary with a certain amount of days that could be adapt, fitting exactly our needs. When Rajesh came to pick us up at the airport, we immediately knew we were in good hands. The next day we discussed details at his office with a drink in a friendly atmosphere. Rajesh is an experienced guide that owns his company, not a company owner that rarely goes in the mountains, therefore he can discuss the itinerary with you and he gives excellent advises. You’ll notice the difference when you’ll meet him. He then took care of all the permit issues (which was little more complicated than normal because of the kids) and we were able to meet our guide and porter the following day. During this meeting, I remember a sentence that Rajesh said that totally illustrate the way he runs his business : Raj speaking to our guide and porter: « Make them (us) feel that Nepal is the best place to spend there holiday, make there stay here memorable, make them want to come back, again and again. » Our guide Bikash Maharjan was exceptional ! He spoke excellent English, knew the trail by heart (he knew many places not even on the map and also the exact time to reach all the different places, other trekkers also noticed how precisely he knew the way), was always making sure everything was OK for us on the trail and at the tea house, selected the best accommodation option every night… he was excellent ! Our porter Saroj Lamichhane was way more than a porter ! He was funny with the kids, taking care of us (sometimes going in front to ensure a good spot for the night or ordering food in advance for hungry/tired kids…). By the way he his also an excellent Nepaly traditional singer ! Unlike many porters we met during the trek, Saroj was part of the team. Rajesh, we can tell you they made us feel that Nepal is the place to spend holidays, yes our trek was memorable and yes we will come back trekking with you guys ! On top of that « Nepal Trekking Experts » was less expensive than the other company I contacted ! What can I say more ?

, Canada


An amazing trip with a fantastic local guide!


We had an amazing trip with Nepal Trekking Experts on the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek for 20 days in November 2016. In preparation for the trek Raj and Rabin were flexible and organised from the outset. Both are incredibly hospitable, knowledgeable and eager to share their advice on everything from what to bring, to our plans for after the trek. We knew we were in safe hands! During our trek, Rabin was incredibly professional, helpful and flexible. It was wonderful to have such an experienced local guide, who knew the height of every mountain we could spot and always ensured we stayed and ate in wonderful tea houses along the route where we experienced amazing hospitality. Rabin always did his best to ensure we were having the best trip possible and it was a fantastic way to spend 3 weeks!

, Ireland

Useful Info

  • Kindly take permission while taking photos of locals
  • Respect the local culture
  • Take a wall side or safe side while passing donkeys on the way
  • If you are on the landslide area please heads up around and pass without delay
  • Better to avoid alcohol or smoke above 3000 m.
  • Drink more than 3 liter of water per day
  • Be aware with altitude symptoms
  • Great opportunity exploring with local guide


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