Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trekking

Trip Information
  • Duration20 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Altitude 5106 m
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Best Time Mar-April and Sep-Nov

The combination between Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley is an ideal destination for remote and wilderness trekking in Nepal. Mount Manasalu (8163m.) is one of the eight tallest mountains in the world. Manaslu Circuit trekking is a restricted area trekking in Nepal for which requires a special trekking permit. First, Manaslu Circuit is a trekking to one of the remote areas of Nepal offering the insight of remote country life and culture of the people along with the experience of trekking into the off the beaten trails. Manaslu circuit- Tsum Valley trekking is not facilitated as much as other popular trekking regions of the Nepal like Langtang, Annapurna, and Everest. Manaslu Circuit- Tsum Valley is a strenuous trekking however the real adventure enthusiasts and wilderness lovers find it as their finest choice among the other adventurous and exciting trekking in Nepal. The highest point of this trekking is ‘Larkya La Pass’ which offers magnificent views of snow-fed mountains along with the first hand of thrills of adventure for the lifetime.

Tsum Valley Trekking is one of the most remote area treks in Nepal to being in the unspoiled and less beaten trails in the Himalayas. Tsum Valley trekking is located in the second most popular trekking trail, Annapurna Trekking Trail located in the northern part of Manaslu surrounded by Buddha Himal, Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal and Shringi Himal. Actually, Tsum Valley was an important trade link to Tibet. It was still a restricted trekking zone till 2008. A blessed but hidden valley, Tsum Valley has been gradually becoming a rewarding attraction to the tourist across the world since it is less crowded and still the things are to be discovered. Since it is and was connected to Tibet, it carries several significances of dialect culture, language and civilization which will be astonishing to the travelers.

While doing Tsum Valley Trekking, trekkers will be taken to such mesmerizing valley which is surrounded by breathtaking mountain peaks and the flora and faunas and traditional settlements which imparts an amazing insight of natural and cultural highlights of this region. The blended culture and civilization of the people of Tsum valley since they established their trade link with Tibet, will be another insight to the trekkers. One of the major highlights of Tsum Valley trekking is that the people Tsum Valley still practice ‘Polyandry’.

Manasalu Circuit-Tsum Valley Trek commences from Arughat after a long drive from Kathmandu –Arughat (7-8 hours). Arughat is a city located at the bank of Budi Gandaki River. The first half of the trek ascends the Budhi Gandaki Valley on good paths through a mix of deep forest, terraced fields, and traditional settlements. As we leave the main Manaslu Trail for the Tsum valley, suddenly we have a feeling of entering truly into the both naturally and culturally enriched hidden valley. While on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people. Pass the lower Budi Gandaki regions of Liding, Machhakhola, Jagat, and Philim. We also visit the ancient Gombas of the region such as: Rachen Gompa,Mu Gompa, Dephyudonma Gompa. The trails end at the same starting point, Arughat.


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Upon your arrival, our airport representative will get you and clarify the program further. There are no arranged programs for the day, so check in  the hotel. Make the most of your overnight remain at hotel.

    Going by the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley that incorporates: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at the Hotel (Breakfast Included)

      The guide will come to pick you up from your hotel, at around 8 a.m. early in the day. We drive for 8 hours to Arughat. Four hours travel from Kathmandu to Dhading Besi (The locale headquarter of Dhading (1050m) is an agreeable drive however the rest four hours, from Dhading Besi to Arughat, we will drive on a harsh nation street. We additionally drive for 1.5 will take you to Soti Khola in an open jeep. Overnight at Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

        This is the first day trekking of our Manaslu Circuit Trek. We start our walk after breakfast. Today, we follow the mountain road all way to Machhakhola. Budi Gandaki River is on the right. We arrive at Lapubesi. We continue our walk and take us to Nauli Khola. We cross suspension bridge and get to Khanibesi. Our further walk finally takes us at MachhaKhola.Overnight at MachhaKhola.

          The  climb today will follow on a rough trail. We ascend and down gorges and indented trees. We get great perspectives of Sringri Himal as we proceed up to the town of Philim at 1550m.This is an expansive Gurung town with fields of corn and millet. There are a few decent campgrounds and we set up camp encompassed by birch, blue pine and poplar trees. Remain overnight at Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

            We take the trail up through Philim and head up finished an edge that prompts Ganesh Himal Base camp and Ripche (Lower Tsum). We remain at the night at Ripche. Overnight in nearby teahouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

              From Ripche we trek to Chhokangparo then Nile. Upper Tsum valley (some portion of the Inner Himalaya) open from Chhokangparo.Chhekamparo is a town arranged on level land and made up of two settlements Chhekam and Paro. From the valley, the Ganesh Himal range can be seen straightforwardly toward the south where it gives staggering perspectives of the Baudha and Himal Chuli tops toward the south-west. A few families in this town hone polyandry. From Chhokangparo we trek to Nile/Chulle.

              This is the last town traveling north in the upper Tsum Valley. Nile is on the western, sun-side of the Shiar Khola, around 20 minutes stroll opposite Chhule. In transit we pass the Piren Phu give in. Piren Phu (pigeon buckle) is a standout amongst the most sacrosanct collapses the Tsum valley. It is situated at the foot of a tough precipice close to the town of Burji. Milarepa, the popular Tibetan holy person, was accepted to have ruminated here. There are two separate Gompa appended to the rough surrender. Lavishly painted Buddhist wall paintings, phenomenal creative contents cut on stones, long supplication banners and critical Buddhists paper contents make this surrender a standout amongst the most vital socio-social resource in the valley. Overnight in nearby teahouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

                From Nile the trail bit by bit rises to Mu Gumba, the biggest cloister in the district. Mu Gumba is situated at the most noteworthy and most distant point in the Tsum valley. Mu Gumba was built up in 1895 AD and is arranged at an elevation of 3510m.The cloister houses religious books, including Kangyur, an existence estimated statue of Avalokiteshwara, and pictures of Guru Padmasambhava and Tara.

                Dephyudonma Gumba is one of the most established cloisters in the Tsum Valley and is arranged in the rough mountains, a 2 hr stroll from the town of Chhule and Nile. The historical backdrop of this religious community is specifically connected with the beginning of Buddhism in the valley. The religious community is controlled by Lama Serap of Nile Ladrang from the Kangi order. There are a couple of campgrounds and drinking water offices. Overnight in neighborhood teahouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

                  From Mu Gumba we take the trail to Rachen Gumba, a convent. The abbey is arranged in the Shiar Khola Valley in the foothills of the mountains circumscribing Nepal and Tibet. Rachen Gumba was set up in the year 1905 AD and is one of the biggest religious shelters in the Tsum valley. It houses nuns having a place with the Ngak-dad group, which does not permit creature butcher.

                  The religious shelter houses one thousand dirt, shaped statues of Avalokiteshwara, a brilliantly hued, cut royal position and column, and an extensive petition wheel. The inside is luxuriously painted with paintings about Buddhism and its history. Overnight in neighborhood teahouse.(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

                    Trek to Deng (1860m) Duration: 7 – 8 hours strolling. Remain overnight at Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

                      We scramble steeply up onto a breathtaking trail and slide to cross the stream. We go through some little settlements and climb to a great valley where we experience different Mani stones (supplication stones) cut into wayside shakes, a sign that we are entering a Tibetan region. Toward the evening, we make an outing to the little settlement of Prok. It is a two hour round trek. Overnight at Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

                        We proceed with our trek from Namrung. We consistently move up into the elevated where we see the primary look at Manaslu North and Manaslu. The dazzling perspective of Manaslu is striking. Overnight at Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included).

                          We pass the stone entryway and a long Mani stone mass of the town, with full perspective of Peak 29 ahead. We can likewise make a side outing to Pungen Glacier to get a nearby perspective of Manaslu. The trial takes after a sidelong moraine of Pungen Glacier towards Sama. After an additional 20 minutes walk, we achieve Sama Gompa where we stop for a night end. Overnight at the Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

                            This day has been put aside for acclimatization. A possibility for full or half day strolls has been put aside. Entire day walk is towards Manaslu Base Camp (around 6-7 hour round excursion). Then again, there are half day strolls either to the ice sheet over the valley or to Birendra Ta. Remain overnight at Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

                              The trail crosses touching regions and continuously climbs the valley. Fabulous perspectives of the mountains particularly Manaslu drives us to Samdo (3860m), a Tibetan evacuee town. This remote town is just a day's stroll from the Tibetan outskirt. In the wake of intersection a few streams, we come to the Larkya Bazaar, a town that flourished off exchange with Tibet years prior. We achieve a cabin at 4450m, after a relentless climb. It is the latest night before the pass. Overnight at the guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

                                We climb Cho Chanda and gradually head tough towards the lofty snowed-up pass. The display from the best is grand: Himlung Himal (7126meter), Cheo Himal (6820meters), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981meters) and the Annapurna II (7937meters). At that point, we drop steep, through moraines to Bhimphedi. Remain overnight at Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

                                  With a delicate move through the paddy fields, we head towards Karcha La pass. The trial plunges through fig trees and rhododendron timberlands to Tilje. Overnight at the guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

                                    We move over a little edge and appreciate the stone cleared trail as it goes through a delightful town. We at that point traverse Dudh Khola and ascend through a Chorten-molded curve, pass a mani divider and come to the Thonje town. At the town, we experience a police checkpoint and keep on dharapani. We have entered the Annapurna circuit segment from Dharapani.

                                    Additionally down, we go over Karte town and after a considerable amount of strolling we traverse Marshyangdi Khola. We additionally run over a few mani dividers before achieving the town of Tal, arranged at the foot of an extensive waterfall at that point short plunge to Chamche town. Remain overnight at Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

                                      We get a jeep to Beshisahar and afterward drive to Kathmandu in a private jeep again to Kathmandu. Remain overnight at Hotel (Breakfast and Lunch Included).

                                        Around 3 hours before the planned flight, an agent from the Info Nepal Treks and Expd.  Will take you to the airport.

                                          Cost Details

                                          Cost Includes
                                          • Airport pick up and drop in a private vehicle.
                                          • City sightseeing with a private vehicle.
                                          • Three-night accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
                                          • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
                                          • English speaking Government License holder Trekking Guide.
                                          • Manaslu & Tsum valley special trekking permit.
                                          • Trekking Permit, TIMS permit, and conservation Area Permit fee.
                                          • Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter).
                                          • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with Breakfast hot drinks during treks.
                                          • First Aid Kit and Trekking Duffel Bag for Porters.
                                          • All necessary land transport by Jeep and Bus vehicles.
                                          • Nepali staff salary, food, accommodation, Insurance, and equipment charge.
                                          • Sleeping Bag (to be returned after trek).
                                          • Government Taxes.
                                          • Farewell dinner.
                                          Cost Excludes
                                          • International airfare and Nepal Visa Fee.
                                          • Beverage.
                                          • Temple/Monastery entrance fees.
                                          • Travel Insurance and rescue flights.
                                          • Late arrival and late departure extra night.
                                          • Personal expenses :(Laundry,battery charge,phone calls,wifi,shower,extra porters etc.).
                                          • Tips to guide and porter.
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