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.
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.
Note:- Above itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not satisfied please feel free customize your own.
Welcome at Airport and transfer to the Hotel. Introduce about program then enjoy your first night in cultural diversity Kathmandu.
Today you can spend however you prefer, we recommend that you enjoy our diversified cultural capital - the ever-changing city of Kathmandu. This day is also your last chance to make the necessary preparations for your trek.
Kathmandu to Soti khola (7/8hrs, 700m). Soti Khola is situated at the bank of the Budhi Gandaki river which starts from Larke La.
Our excitement of real hiking begins from today. After breakfast the way will leads through the Jungle and massive waterfalls around. Meaning of Machhakhola means Fish River.
The trail continues via bank of the Budhi Gandaki river passing by Khorlabensi village and arrives at Tatopani (hot water). You will have great opportunity of exploring natural running hot water which came from the ground. From today onward we will enter Manaslu conservation area and restricted area of Manaslu Tsum valley region. Jagat is one of the most beautiful village will offer nicely stone paved trail, waterfalls and rugged hill surrounding.
After breakfast we will cross some suspension bridges, beautiful waterfalls, local settlement then reaches in beautiful village called Philim. After couple of hours walking from Philim, we will arrive at the junction of Manaslu circuit and way to Tsum valley. Of course we take a right hand side and continue to less explored Tsum valley via Lokpa.
The trail leads via beautiful jungle and pass some interesting suspension bridge during trek to Chumling. Since we do not have any settlement and tea houses in between Lokpa to Chumling, please make sure you have some snacks and enough drinking water.
The most worthy part of Tsum valley begins from today. We encounter massive views of Ganesh Himal and let you feel most welcome at Chhekamparo by untouched Tibetan culture.
This is the most beautiful part of Tsum Valley trek where the valley opens magically and offers ancient Mani Wall, unspoiled Tibetan culture, Stupas, Milerepa Cave, Monastery, Nunnery etc. Exploring Buddhist activities, exchanging experience with monks, spending night in Monastery, serving meals by monks will be life time experience ever. Manaslu Tsum valley region is also known as a little Tibet.
On the way back, we will take alternative trail via Rachen Gumpa and overnight in Chhekamparo.
After breakfast we will descend to Dumji and starts to steep ascends through the amazing pine and rhododendron jungle all the way to Gumpa Lungdang. Since we do not have any settlement between Dumji to Gumpa Lungdang, please make sure you have enough drinking water and some snacks. Gumpa Lungdang it self also known as an amazing view point.
It is one of the most worthy day of our entire trek in terms of observing pristine flora/fauna and Himalayas from root of Ganesh Himal.
You will have great opportunity of descending via alternative trekking trail Ripchet village which offers spectacular views of Siringi Himal and surroundings.
From today the trail leads towards to Larke La which is our ultimate destination of the trek. The most interesting part of Manaslu circuit trek and ever changing exciting view of aggressive Himalaya vistas will begin from today.
Trekkers will have great opportunities of exploring Sringi Himal, Ganesh Himal, Kutang Himal and beautiful lush jungle on the way to Namrung. The small and beautiful village will offer amazing views of Kutung Himal.
The landscape itself opens magically and most of the interesting part of Larke La starts from today. Lho is quite beautiful town and offers first massive view of Manaslu, Mani walls, Rebung Gumpa at the top of the hill etc. Then we heads to Shyala which is one of the most amazing town in term of views. It offers 360 degree only mountain vistas around such as Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Nadi peak, Naike peak,Kutang himal, Pangbuche himal, stupa, maniwal etc.
Samagaun is quite popular for side trip and an amazing place spending at least couple of night of your holiday. After breakfast we can hike around Manaslu Base camp or Pungen Gumpa which can be discussed with guide the one will be the best fit according your fitness and desire. It offers undisturbed breath taking Himalaya vistas, lakes, glacier etc just around of you. If you got good weather then you can not imagine better experience than this.
Samdo is known as refugee camp of Tibetan people and this is the last settlement of local inhabitants. After lunch, if you have some energy we can hike around the hill to have better acclimatization.
It is rare opportunity of reaching up to Tibet border and quite interesting to explore ancient trading route/open Tibet border Rui La 4998m and back to Samdo for overnight. You can observe stunning views of Himalaya, Fukang glacier and landscape which let you lifetime memory.
In between Samdo to Dharmasala we will not get any tea houses and settlement. The tree line completely stop and offers brown hill and snow caved mountain surrounding. Once you have lunch at Dharmasala, we recommend you small day hike to adapt altitude, manage our day and prepare for final destination over the pass.
This is one of the most crucial and waited day of the entire trip to be on top of the Larke La surroundings of Himalaya where we can feel proud standing at 5160m nothing more than amazing nature and taking some beautiful click with group.Then the trekking trail descends to Bhimthang. Bhimthang is seems like a piece of paradise which offers unbeaten scenic views of towering Himalaya around. It will be really worthy spending at least a night with such a beautiful nature.
The trail leads through bank of the Dudh Khola (Milk River) and massive beautiful jungle might be impressive experience ever. If you are in spring season then the forest will be colorful by Nepalese national flower Rhododendron. Dharapani is part of Annapurna where we might have more traffic heading to Thorong La/Annapurna circuit. Since we already have permits for Annapurna region, if we have time we can join too.
Drive back to Kathmandu/Pokhara.
Join with different activities or transfer to international airport according your schedule.
|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|
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
>> 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!
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 ?
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!