Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek

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Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek

  • Trip Duration: 20 Days
  • Trip Grading: Moderate
  • Max Altitude: 5110m
  • Best Time: Sep/nov-mar/may
  • Trip Mode: Teahouse/Lodge
  • Group Size: 2-10


Tsum valley, the hidden gem of Nepal is a magnificent remote valley inhabited by communities of Tibetan origin and situated on the northern part of Manaslu on the Nepal-Tibet border. Tsum valley and Manaslu Trek is considered one of the few best treks in the world by expert trekkers; that takes anyone away from crowds and commercialization. If you are some trekking enthusiast and seeking for some trek that is exhilarating and less crowded than other common treks, then you should definitely consider this trek. This trek gives you an opportunity to explore beautiful Tsum valley which used to be a restricted area until 2008 and to get deep insights of less exposed culture of ethnic people.  This trekking is an outstanding and remarkable trek that offers you spectacular close-up view of snowcapped mountains, stunning landscapes, scintillating scenery, picturesque villages, etc. Moreover, it gives you an opportunity to visit old stupas and monasteries and explore local culture and tradition.

Short Summary of Everest Base Camp Journey

Join our trekking package of 20 days to explore Tsum valley and Manaslu region. Our trekking begins after your arrival and reception in Kathmandu. After sightseeing of Kathmandu valley, we drive to reach Soti khola from where our trekking begins. We start our trek on the trail through beautiful Sal forests and then Gurung village of Labrubesi to reach Machha khola. We trek to Jagat and then Lokpa passing various sceneries. From Lokpa, we continue walking on our trail crossing the suspension bridge and ascend to Chumling. From Chumling, we enter the hidden valley of Tsum and ascend to reach Chhokangparo passing amazing view of mountains. we trek up to Mu Gumpa and trek down Rachen. From there, we trek through Chumje, Bihi, Namrung, Lho to reach Samagaon, a beautiful local village situated at the foot of Manaslu. From Samagaon, we continue our trek to reach High Camp via Samdo. From there, we trek through Bimthang, Tilche and Sankhe passing through valleys, rhododendron forests, wooden bridges and various trekking trails to reach Besisahar. From Besisahar, we drive to Kathmandu from where you can depart for your home.

How Hard is This Trek

This exhilarating trekking offers so much. This is a strenuous trek and it requires anybody to be physically fit, mentally prepared and able to walk 5 to 8 hours a day. The best time for this trek is from September to November and from March to May. No doubt, this trek is on its way to become popular and you can become the part of this trek when it is still not crowded like Everest and Annapurna. Remember us for this amazing trek.

    Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. You will be warm welcome by our airport representative and escort to your hotel. Stay Overnight at hotel Kathmandu.

    After breakfast, we continue for our visit in Kathmandu Valley which incorporates Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa. If it’s not too much trouble take note of, these landmarks are UNESCO announced world heritage destinations that speak to a brilliant blend of Hinduism and Buddhism that appears to have gotten on well since the antiquated times of this medieval city, your visit will be went with an expert authorized guide and come back to hotel and you will have some idea to shop your trekking gear on the off chance that you require. Stay Overnight at hotel Kathmandu.

    These day you will drive to Soti Khola via Arughat which will take about 9 hours. The drive is alienated into two parts. Our first drive will take you to the Dhading Besi, the district headquarters of Dhading district, (4hours drive). From there, it’s another 4 hours to Arughat and then another hour to Sotikhola. Stay Overnight at Guest Houses.

    We begin our trek in the wake of eating at hotel; the wandering way goes through woodland, brilliant village, clean streams, pretty waterfalls and green dales until we reach Lapu Besi, this is a village for the most part occupied by Mongolian occupants, now, we again cross a crisscross way to reach Machha Khola. Stay Overnight at guest Houses.

    Wake up early in the morning after having breakfast climb ona rugged rocky trail then down ravines and notched trees. On the way to Philim we can get good views of Sringri Himal. Philim is a large Gurung village with fields of corn and millet. Stay Overnight at guest Houses

    We take the trail up over Philim and head up over a ridge that leads to Ganesh Himal Base camp and Ripche which is also called Lower Tsum. We stay at the night at Ripche. Stay Overnight at guest Houses.

    Nile is the last villages that can be observe through the trail situated in upper part of Tsum Valley. Passing Ripche, we trek to Chhokangparo first which is known for settlements of Chhekam and Paro. During the trail, you can observe many views of glowing Himalayas along with the spectacular ranges of Ganesh Himal and Piren Phu. Piren Phu is also known as Pigeon Cave situated in Burji Village. Milarepa is believed to have mediated in this cave. Milarepa is a very popular Tibetan saint. From here we move to chulle and about 20 minutes’ walk across we reach at Nile. Stay Overnight at guest Houses.

    After breakfast we continue trek to Mu Gumba, the largest monastery in the expanse. Mu Gumba is positioned at the maximum and farthest point in the Tsum valley. This Ghumba was established in 1895 AD and is situated at an altitude of 3510m. The monastery houses spiritual books, counting Kangyur, a life sized statue of Avalokiteshwara, and images of Guru Padmasambhava and Tara. Later on we visit Dephyudonma Gumba is one of the oldest monasteries in the Tsum Valley and is situated in the rugged mountains, a 2 hr walk from the village of Chhule and Nile. Stay Overnight at guest Houses.

    After having breakfast, we take the trail to Rachen Gumba, a monastery. The monastery is found in the Shiar Khola Valley in the hills of the mountains bordering Nepal and Tibet. Rachen Gumba was established in the year 1905 AD and is one of the chief monasteries in the Tsum valley. Stay Overnight at guest Houses.

    In the wake of eating at cabin, we begin our trek today, the early piece of the trek moves tenderly tough and after that some place through a leveled way, we traverse Budhi Gandaki before we enter Philim. Philim is a major village principally possessed by the Gurung community people, Small quiet cloisters, chortens and petition banners rippling in the sky, alongside graves and commonplace mountain shanty however strong houses will be seen around hereabouts and after having lunch, we trek over a leveled way for the most part through woods of pine, rhododendron and fir, while strolling. A couple houses are likewise observed at Deng. From here, we can appreciate a lovely falling waterfall lying at some separation, the Deng is acclaimed for its potatoes, and buck wheat, grain, wheat, cabbage, and spinach as individuals are for the most part required in agribusiness here. Stay Overnight at guest Houses.

    After having breakfast, we begin our trek. Today we start our trek practically on a leveled way and afterward the trail moves tough the distance to Namrung through lavish backwoods. We can see the perspectives of Mt. Manaslu, beautiful landscapes, a green glen and edges. The Namrung is a Buddhist village where there are cloisters, a water turbine hydro power control house, Mani dividers, Chortens and petition banners can be seen vacillating in the sky whispering tributes of supplications to the divine beings for the left souls on the pinnacles of Manaslu. Stay Overnight at guest Houses.

    We begin our trek in the wake of eating at cabin. Today, we trek over a winding way which travels through the internal Himalayan range and in transit, we will appreciate mountain perspectives of Rupinala pass, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing crest, and numerous other silver dim mountains and pinnacles. As we go up the vegetation diminishes because of the expansion in elevation. Toward the evening, this part turns out to be very blustery and nippy. While strolling, we go over mani dividers, chortens, petition banners and religious communities. Before we reach Lho Gaon, we pass a Tibetan village and Lihi Gaon and subsequent to eating at Lhogaun, we contunie trekking to Samagaun, we take after the correct bank of the stream, with perspectives of Peak 29 ahead. As we proceed on the fundamental trail, we soon achieve the fields of Sama Gaon.  Stay Overnight at guest Houses.

    We will rest at Sama Gaon for acclimatization and give our exhausted appendages some break from the extreme climbing, this additionally permits us to rest our lungs so that our respiratory frameworks would modify with the changed rise. Encompassed by mountains in a tranquil backwoods, we chill out to adjust and unwind. We can climb to Manaslu Base Camp for superb perspectives of Samdo, Nagdi chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu ice sheet, Manaslu ice fall and we can see Birendra Kunda which is an ice lake adjacent the Manaslu Base Camp. Stay Overnight at guest Houses.

    After breakfast in the lodge of stunning environment nearby, we trek tenderly tough the distance to Samdo through a forsake way and breezy valley. The Tibetan outskirt is only four kilometers far from Samdo. There is a Tibetan cultural village community at Samdo. This is a great view point for Mt. Manaslu, Samdo, Nagdi chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu icy mass, Manaslu ice fall and a few other great pinnacles.  Stay Overnight at guest Houses.

    We begin our trek in the wake of having our breakfast at hotel, the trail is rough and crisscrosses the distance to our goal for now, before we reach Larkya La Phedi, there is a market called Larkya Bazaar (showcase) where regular fares are held for the nearby people and individuals convey merchandise from Tibet to offer it here.  Stay Overnight at guest Houses.

    We begin our trek in the wake of having early breakfast at hotel, and today is a truly intense bring in this piece of our trek as we will pass the Larkya La today, at a young hour in the morning we start to trek a precarious way until Larkya La through a rough and winding trail. We convey a pressed lunch since this zone would be hard to set up our eating camps. From the top, we will appreciate the perspectives of Larkya pinnacle, dawn, Mt. Manaslu, Ratna chuli, Cheo Himal and numerous other snowcapped mountains and pinnacles. Crossing this pass, we climb to a lofty downhill way through shake and ice. In transit, we will experience numerous frosty lakes that make you feel nippy; the Bimthang is a wide and level removal valley with various Mani dividers and abandoned houses. Stay Overnight at guest Houses.

    After sendoff Bimthang and relishing the astonishing views of the surrounding hills, mountains, descend and cross a high pasture before walking through the attractive rhododendron forests and small settlements before arriving at the small settlement of Tilije. Stay Overnight at Guest Houses.

    When leaving Tilje, the trail crosses over Dudh Khola and follows the ridge, dropping down through forests until Dharapani (1960m). Then we joins our path with Annapurna Circuit in reverse and badges the Marsyangdi River. After a sudden rocky staircase we reach Tal (1700m). We can inspect the Mani walls previously attainment the village of Tal, situated at the foot of a large waterfall. There, a steady descent follows the valley, later crossing Marsyangdi River over afore arriving at Chamje. Stay Overnight at Guest Houses.

    Today is the last day of our trip in the Manaslu Foothills. From Chamje, we will drive to Kathmandu in our private vehicle. On the way you will have the opportunity to enjoy the hill and the mountain landscapes as you follow the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers.  Upon arrival Hotel, We will take relax and take a moment to think about all that you’ve just attained.  Stay Overnight at hotel Kathmandu.

    Sadly today your journey to Nepal ends. Our office representative will guide you to the airport some 3 hours before the flight. Have a safe journey ahead.

Included & Exclude

Cost Included

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at Kathamandu Guest House (KGH) in Kathmandu (Thamel)
  • Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Sotikhola by private jeep
  • Chamche to Kathmandu by public transportation
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Three times full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful trekking guide,
  • Strong and experienced porter
  • Manaslu trekking special permit (Manaslu region is in a restricted zone, we need a special permit to visit this area)
  • Tsum valley special Permit
  • Annapurna and Manaslu conservation fees
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking Map
  • First aid medical kit


Cost not Include

  • Travel insurance
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Drinks coke, Fanta, juice, water etc.
  • snacks and other personal expenses

Airport pick up/Drop

Himalayan Friendly offers assistance with airport pick and drop. Our concierge will be happy to arrange suitable transportation (Private Car) for you(Guests) around the clock.

Accommodation in Kathmandu

We have one of the best hotels with a 5-star rating and service available there. Kathmandu Guest House or the same category hotel for relaxing before and after your trek. Kathmandu guest house provides different sorts of facilities with enough parking available, AC rooms, clean room with attached bathroom. It also offers hot and cold shower facilities. It has an attractive garden with plenty of space available for rest. It offers 5-star service with located in the central point of Thamel.

Kathmandu to Sotikhola

We also offer a 4×4 jeep for the drive to Sotikhola which is known as the Starting trekking point of Manaslu Region. It bounces you more of a fortuitous of getting over the unforgettably last kilometers of the road from Dhading Besi. The journey is only 7 to 8 hours’ drive. We will arrange lunch stop, toilet stops and occasional short photography breaks during Drive. Provide us your Travel detail and we will try to hook you up for a more affordable ride.


will found extensive ranges of meals. Three meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner). The meals include noodles, soups, handmade breads, rice items, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, and potatoes. All the meals will be served in lodges. Generally, dinner and breakfast is served in a lodge and lunch is served during the trek. You will have full possibilities or choice to choice your favored stuffs from a minor menu provided by the lodge.

The manaslu region can be considered the best region for trekking in Nepal in terms of accommodation as we will manage best accommodation for you(Our Guest). We can found some hotels having basic rooms, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets with electric lights and all have a spacious dining room-lounge.  Now-a-days in the new constructions we can find involved bathrooms as well. Mostly the lodges in Manaslu have small room with 2 Single Bed.

Equipment List

Himalaya Friendly has always been keen about safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum


Trekking boots, trekking socks, and sandals.


Down jacket, waterproof jacket, and trousers, trekking trousers, long sleeve shirts, microfleece, mid to heavyweight fleece, sleeveless or body warmer type fleece, thermals or base layer for top & bottom (merino wool or synthetic), fleece pants,


fleece gloves warm mittens and/or gloves.


Sun hat, wool or fleece hat, scarf, head torch and extra batteries for incase, and sunglasses.

Personal Equipment:

Day backpack large enough to carry water bottles, camera, lunch and extra clothing, stuff sacks for keeping your gear dry and organized, two water bottles (Nalgene wide-mouth bottles are the best), sunscreen and lip salve with a high SPF, insect repellent, water purification tablets (Pristine, Box Aqua or Aqua Mira), iPod and cards etc., trekking poles, camera with spare batteries and memory cards, insurance certificate.

Personal first aid kit:

Small personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light), Aspirin, first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids), 1 skin-blister repair kit Anti-diarrhea pills, Anti-headache pills, Cough and/or cold medicine, Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide, Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant, Water purification tablets or water filter, 1 set of earplugs, Extra pair of prescription glasses and contact lens supplies.

Customer Review

1  Reviews on Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek

Just did trekking with this company and it was amazing! Ram arranged a really good guide for the 18 days trekking, his name is Bikash. Thank you Himalayan Friendly for the good and honest service!! I highly recommend this company

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