Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Tea House Lodge Trek
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Group Size: 2
  • Max Elevation: 4200m

Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking is another popular trip to the Manaslu region. Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), is the eighth highest peak in the world. Tsum Valley is one of the most exciting and least explored mountain valleys in the Manaslu region, besides it is also regarded to be a sacred valley. This trekking, therefore, is combined with the trip to a high mountain pass, a rocky and sloppy mountain range, along with the incredible valley, picturesque settlements of various ethnic communities residing alongside the trail, as one of the highest mountain peaks. Similarly, you will retrace at the side of a classic route to Mt. Manaslu.

Therefore, while trekking, you will not only have an opportunity to explore the range of mountains located in the Manaslu and Annapurna region but also Tsu, one of the most secret and incredible valleys, the picturesque settlements resided by various ethnic communities, their unique rituals, culture and lifestyles and many more, you also can extend your trekking to another amazing mountain valley called Nar-Phu valley as well. You will have an opportunity to explore around not only the rocky and sloppy hills but also the numerous Buddhist monasteries, and the holy land because Tsum Valley is regarded to have been mediated by Buddhist saint Milarepa and Buddhist Guru Padmasambhava, therefore this is one of the most adventure and pilgrimage trekking.

Alongside the picturesque trail, you will have awesome views of the mountains namely Mt. Manaslu, Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal, and numerous other mountains located in the areas, take beautiful snaps of the mountains, incredible valleys, rocky and sloppy hills, the snow-capped mountain pass namely Ngula Dhoj Hyang (5,093 m), Yamdro Pass (5,326 m). Therefore, this is regarded to be one of the adventure trekking trips in the country.

Manaslu Tsum valley trekking begins with a short drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and then your journey continues alongside Soti Khola, Machha Khola, and Jagat, your voyage passes through Chumling, Chhokangparo, and then enters into Dupchet and then Thongbu, Lungdang, Rachhen Gompa, Dumje and finally reach around Tsum valley and after making an excursion all around, you will get back to Arughat alongside the Soti Khola and then get back to Arughat, from where you will catch a public bus and then return to Kathmandu.

Best Time to Trek

March to May and September and November are considered the best time to trek in Tsum Valley. Because the weather plays an important role in completing the trek, we recommend you not to trek in the winter or rainy season. If you trek from March to May you can have clear skies, snowy mountains, and a variety of rhododendron flowers blooming at their best. If you pick September to November then there is no other time like this, due to the perfect weather.

Physical Condition, Medical and Health Requirements

During the trek, trekkers have required a maximum of 6-7 hours of walking every day. Thus, you need a good level of fitness and a strong determination which means this trek needs someone with a lot of get-up-and-go. Even though the Tsum Valley trek is well-planned with an awareness of Altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness, we suggest not to trek for those guests who have heart lung, or blood diseases. The highest point of the trek is a visit to Ganesh Himal Base Camp at an elevation of 4200 meters, therefore we advise you to consult your doctor for vaccination and other medical requirements for the Tsum Valley trek due to potential Altitude sickness. Although previous trekking experience is not required for this trek, however, it would be an additional advantage.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2Trek preparation
  • Day 3Drive to Sotikhola via Arughat (730 m/2896 ft) 7-8 hours' drive
  • Day 4Trek to Machhakhola (890 m/2965 ft) 6-7 hours
  • Day 5Trek to Jagat (1,400 m/4593 ft) - Lunch at Dovan (1,340 m)
  • Day 6Trek to Lokpa (2,040 m/6692 ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day 7Trek to Chumling (2,386 m/7828 ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day 8Trek to Chhokhangparo (3031 m/9944 ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day 9Trek to Nile (3,361 m/1126 ft) 3 hours
  • Day 10Nile to Mu Gompa (3700/12139ft)-back to Chhokhangparo (3030 m) 6-7 hours
  • Day 11Trek to Gumba Lungdung (3200 m) 5-6 hours
  • Day 12Day trip to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4,200 m) 7-8 hours
  • Day 13Gumba Lungdung to Lokpa (6-7 hours)
  • Day 14Lokpa to Lapu besi (6-7 hours)
  • Day 15Dovan to Sotikhola (6-7 hours)
  • Day 16Soti Khola to Kathmandu via Arughat
  • Day 17Final Departure

What's Included

  • The airport picks up and drops by private vehicles.
  • All ground transportation from Kathmandu to Arughat by regular bus.
  • All accommodation in tea houses, lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • A Three-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Welcome and a farewell dinner
  • English-speaking, government license holder trek leader and assistant guide for above six Pax, with a porter to help you with your luggage (2 trekkers:1 porters)
  • All porterage’s cost and coverage for trek leaders, including their meals, salary, lodging, transportation, and other expenses.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffel bags and walking pole for the trek (down jacket, sleeping bags and walking pole are to be returned after the trip)
  • All government local taxes and official expenses.
  • Nepal Adventure’s Team company’s t-shirts and medical kit.
  • Nepal Adventure Team company’s appreciation of certificate after successfully completing the trek.
  • Rescue arrangements
  • All necessary paperwork and permits for the trek
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • International airfare to and from home city
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, hot showers, battery re-charge) and extra porters
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Travel insurance

Client Reviews

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    Rating Review by: Johnson, Australia

    Unbeaten Trail and Tibetan Buddhism main Attraction

    When I came to Nepal, I had no idea how I’d be treated and how my experience would be since this is the first time I was traveling to Nepal. But from what I experienced, I must say that it is one of the most beautiful countries with the friendliest people. I went along with Nepal Adventure Team members who organized my trek. They introduced me to the Tibetan Buddhist people there. I was scared that I would not be getting good accommodation since the area is said to be remote. However, my tour manager had it all under control. I got to have nice clean rooms and hot Nepali meals. I am planning on going on yet another tour with Nepal Adventure Team in November 2018.

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    Rating Review by: Amelia, Canada

    Rich Culture, and Trans Himalaya Region

    If you are planning to go to the Tsum Valley trek or any other trek in Nepal then I highly recommend that you contact with Nepal Adventure Team. They are the best travel agency that I have ever traveled with. From my landing here in Nepal to departing for home, the team has made me feel at home and I’ve never had a single difficulty throughout the trek. One of the best things about the trek beside the magnificent Manaslu was the interesting people and their rich culture.