Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek

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  • Duration24 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Activity Trekking/Hiking
  • Max. Altitude 5106 m
  • Group Size 2-20
  • Best Season March to May and September to November
Group Discount Prices
  
2 - 3 paxUS$1390
4 - 6 paxUS$1245
7 - 10 paxUS$1145
11 - 15 paxUS$1095
16 - 20 paxUS$1050
Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek Highlights
  • Exploring an astonishingly layered route that provides everything a trekker could ask for scenically and culturally
  • One of Nepal's most complete treks yet one that is serene and peaceful by comparison to some of the busier trails elsewhere
  • The Manaslu region's superb mountain vistas, countless cascades, and tumbling waters of the Budhi Gandaki
  • The living Buddhist culture of Tsum, with its numerous monasteries, nunneries, chortens, and other monuments
  • The final push and sense of accomplishment upon reaching Larkya La
  • The availability of numerous side trips to add even further to the experience, such as excursions to Mu Gompa, Gompa Lungdang, Ganesh Himal Base Camp, Kal Tal, the border with Tibet, Pungen Gompa, Tibet border, and Manaslu Base Camp

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Overview:

On the one hand, you have arguably the most memorable and immersive cultural experience on offer to trekkers: a living, breathing Buddhist culture that’s been protected from the ravages of the outside world for centuries in its hidden and well-protected valley. On the other hand, you have one of the most scenically spectacular and diverse wilderness treks available, complete with the majestic peak of Manaslu standing in serene splendor over the surrounding landscape. In combination, the two comprise quite possibly the most complete and rewarding experience currently available to the trekking community—a tour de force of the very best that Nepal has to offer.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is one of Nepal’s crown jewels of cultural experiences, a sacred sanctuary of Buddhist monasteries and nunneries, spinning prayer wheels, and the deep-throated call of long Tibetan horns rumbling across the distances. It’s a place bathed in the glow of its peaceful inhabitants and their abiding belief in the sanctity of all life, with a landscape of patchwork meadows, terraced fields, and the imposing Ganesh Himal ranges adding their spectacular touch to the much-vaunted scenery.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is fast gaining in popularity as the area of choice for those seeking an all-round experience of the mountains that encompass everything that a trekker could hope for in the Himalayas–an adventure-filled journey of layered landscapes ranging from semi-tropical to pure alpine, precipitous trails winding by myriad waterfalls and dense forests of rhododendron and pine, thread-like suspension bridges hanging impossibly high over thundering whitewater rapids, epic mountain scenery and spectacular Himalayan peaks, all rounded out by the classic culmination of a picture-perfect and prayer-flag festooned high pass to round out the journey. Throw in the ever-present mule and yak teams delivering the basic necessitates of life through the valley, abundant wildlife waiting to beguile at every turn of the pathway, and the resilient and ceaselessly optimistic inhabitants with their welcoming demeanor, and you truly have one of Nepal's most amazing experiences.

The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek begins by following the banks of the Budhi Gandaki, tracking back and forth across the river in spectacular fashion via spidery suspension bridges through to the threshold of Tsum Valley. Beautiful views of the Ganesh Himal and Siringi Himal range unfold as the trail leads towards Lopka, while from Chhokoang Paro onward, the lush landscapes give way to the alpine regions of the valley and the cultural time capsule that the local Tibetan community represents, with its numerous Buddhist retreats, monuments, and the general air of spirituality that pervades the entire valley's atmosphere—a night spent at one of the monasteries adds even further to the sense of wonder and mystique. The return leg through the valley allows trekkers to visit Ganesh Himal Base Camp and its glorious outlook before the trail heads back to the Budhi Gandaki.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking Cost:

You will find a variety of prices on the market. The cost of the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek depends on the number of days you would like to trek, group sizes, and the services you are looking for, such as categories of hotels and number of nights in Kathmandu, the experience of the guide, bus service vs. private jeep, porters, etc. On average, it may cost 1000 USD to 2000 USD per person, as per your requirements and group size.

If you have a time limit, Nepal Trekking Experts highly recommend the Manaslu Circuit Trek or Tsum Valley Trekking. You will never be disappointed in choosing the scenic and adventurous circuit in the Manaslu region.

Useful Information

Tips for a Successful Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek:

  • Train regularly, such as in cardio, gym, trail run, trekking, or hiking with a backpack, before visiting Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek.
  • Choose a professional organizer along with a local guide who has deep knowledge, good English-speaking, experience, a good decision-maker, and has a positive attitude.
  • Trek slowly and steadily
  • Trek in the right season, such as March to May and September to November.
  • Be hydrated all the time (drink 3 - 4 liters of water every day)
  • Hike higher, sleep lower
  • Well-acclimatize (do not rush your itinerary)
  • Balancing meals
  • Proper gear
  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol during the ascent
  • Hire a porter to carry your backpacks
  • Carry first-aid box

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking Permit Cost:

Trekkers required three different permits, such as:

  • Manaslu Special (available from Nepal Immigration in Kathmandu and Pokhara): - It costs $100 from September to November for the first seven days plus $15 for each additional day, and $75 from December to August for the first seven days plus $10 per additional day per person. Also, a minimum of two people and a licensed guide is mandatory to obtain the Manaslu Circuit Trekking permit.
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) (Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu, and Pokhara): - It costs 3000 Nepali rupees per person, which can be obtained from the Tourism Board in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) (Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu, and Pokhara): - Also, it costs 3000 Nepali rupees per person, which can be obtained from the Tourism Board in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Manaslu-Tsum Valley Trek Transportation: 

As per the package, Nepal Trekking Experts offers transportation by bus (available early in the morning only) from Kathmandu (Gongabu Bus Park) to Machhakhola (9/10 hrs) and Dharapani to Besisahar by a local Jeep (4/5 hrs), then we switch to another bus or van to Kathmandu (6/7 hrs). The bus might be congested, overcrowded (especially if you are traveling during festival time), not tidy, and stop in many villages to pick up and drop off more people en route, but it definitely takes a couple of hours longer than a private jeep to reach the final destination. However, you can take part of the experience and enjoy it as well. Otherwise, we provide private transportation on request, which costs a total of $200 to Machhakhola and $250 from Dharapani to Kathmandu.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Meals:

Consider that you are in South Asia in Nepal and going through unexplored, very remote areas to experience the country's unspoiled splendor. Typically, the menus at each tea house in the villages are rather similar. Overall, you can choose from a variety of local dishes like Dal Bhat (rice, vegetable curry, lentil soup, pickle that can be refilled as much as you like), fried rice, dumplings (Mo Mo Tibetan meal), Thukpa, any style of potato (boiled or fried), spring rolls, or western dishes like pasta, pizza, noodles, any style of egg, porridge, muesli, chapati, Tibetan bread, etc.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Accommodation:

The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek lodging is not as luxurious as in the Annapurna, Everest, and Langtang regions, despite the fact that the Manaslu region is a relatively isolated, lesser-known, and less-frequented trekking route in Nepal. The tea house trek can be done similarly to other well-known hiking routes. Typically, you have to share a toilet and bathroom, and each room will have two beds. You may purchase a hot shower for about 3/4 of a dollar, depending on where you have been.

Telephone, Internet, and Battery Charging:

Telephone:

Nowadays, most villages have phone service and mobile reception. NCELL and Nepal Telecom are our two major sim card providers. Nepal Telecom is recommended by NTE for better reception in the Manaslu region.

Internet:

Certain villages and tea houses like Philim, Chumling, Namrung, Lho, Samagaon, Samdo, Bhimthang, and Dharapani have internet, but consider that sometimes it may not be reliable due to weather and other issues.

Battery Charging:

Despite being in a very remote trekking region, most of the tea houses have either electricity or solar power. Each tea house charges a small fee for device charging. A fully charged device costs roughly 2/3 of a dollar in rupees. Carrying a power bank may be useful during the trek in the Himalayas.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking Difficulty:

While the landscape is rugged with numerous landslide areas and the trail is uneven, you may encounter difficulties for the first few days. However, you will gradually build muscle and adapt to the terrain. Because the trek begins at 930 m above Machhakhola, you will gain elevation gradually, which will aid in acclimatization. Almost two weeks of walking six to seven hours per day on uneven trails and crossing 5060 meters will not be easy for anyone. This is why we recommend trekking, hiking, jogging, gym, cardio, and other physical activities before visiting Nepal. But don't be discouraged; this isn't an expedition, and the Manaslu circuit requires no special training or prior experience. We have successfully organized people ranging in age from 8 to 75. This trek is suitable for beginners and family groups.

Porter:

As per the tailored-made packages, porter is excluded. But if you would like to have porters, we will be more than happy to offer them. Normally, we provide a porter for two people, and he carries 20 kilos. A porter makes a massive difference in terms of avoiding carrying a burden of kilos and enjoying the beautiful surroundings. I am pretty sure you are fit enough, but if you ask me, I would recommend a porter since it makes a huge difference on the high altitude, rugged, and uneven trails.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking Gear Checklist:

When we are planning holidays for new destinations, it often comes to mind what to pack in our backpacks. Especially for the adventure, it is a very common question regarding the practical packing list. However, as per our 25 years of experience in trekking in Nepal, NTE makes you stress-free and suggests the following:

Clothing:

  • Raincoat, poncho, or combination jacket and trousers
  • One down jacket or Gore-Tex jacket
  • One down vest
  • Windproof trouser
  • Two pairs of hiking pants
  • One pair of shorts
  • Four pair T-shirts
  • One fleece jacket
  • One or two pairs of base layers
  • Six pairs of hiking socks and a couple of pairs of thicker socks
  • Two pairs of gloves—one pair light fleece, the other waterproof/windproof
  • Undergarments

Footwear:

  • Ankle-supporting water-resistance trekking boots
  • Flip-flops for leisure time around camp or one pair of sneakers

Other Equipment:

  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, a sun hat, a woolen or fleece hat/beanie, neck gaiter, a first aid kit, a Swiss army knife (optional), a luggage cover, a headlamp, trekking poles, a gaiter (optional), crampons, water purification tablets or steripen, extra batteries, an adapter, a power bank, water bottles/camel bags/thermos, washing powder or multi-purpose soap, shampoo, a small towel, antiseptic hand wash, toiletries, female hygiene products, wet wipes, whistle, mosquito spray (optional), earplugs, reading books, playing cards, or chess
  • A sleeping bag rated to minus 10–20 degrees Celsius extreme temperature depending on trekking seasons
  • Backpack (50–60 liters)
  • Daypack (20–30 liters)

Travel Insurance:

It is one of the most important things you'll need overseas, particularly when trekking in Nepal. A policy that covers loss and theft, medical and hospitalization, evacuation from high altitude, and adventure activity coverage are among the basics you'll need. A wide variety of policies are available, so make sure to shop for the best possible options. You need to have a policy that's specific to the maximum height on your trek, bearing in mind that several companies place restrictions on that score—look closely at the fine print so that you're sure to get the right coverage, especially in the event of an emergency such as altitude sickness—helicopter evacuations are horrendously expensive.

Also note that most medical treatment and facilities in Nepal, such as hospitals, require payment upfront or approval from your insurance company, so it’s wise to choose a policy that pays the bills directly rather than lumping the burden on you and leaving it till later for the insurer to reimburse you.

Nepalese Currency and Payment:

The currency of Nepal is the rupee. The ideal currencies for exchange are those of the USD, AUD, GBP, Swiss Franc, Canada Dollar, and SGD, as well as the Euro, any of which can be readily exchanged in either Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Credit and debit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted in major tourist-class hotels, restaurants, airlines, and larger stores in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan, Pokhara, etc. A surcharge of 3.5% is typically levied on all purchases or payments.

ATMs are also very common in Kathmandu and Pokhara, with Thamel being a particular area of focus for their use. Some ATMs only allow a daily maximum of Rs 10, 000 to be withdrawn, while others allow for as much as Rs 35, 000. A charge of USD 4 is usually applied per transaction, on top of which your bank may also apply a fee of its own.

Can I get an on-arrival visa in Nepal?

On arrival in Nepal, you can obtain the requisite visa at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, or you can choose the alternative of applying for it at the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate in your home country before departure. The visa is also available at land-based points of entry such as Birgunj, Kakarbhitta, Bhairawa, Belhiya, Nepalgunj, Dhangadi, and Mahendranagar. The Kodari Pass is the access point from Tibet where the visa can be obtained.

While you can use different modes of payment at the visa fee counter, we advise you to bring cash in the following currencies: US dollars, euros, Swiss francs, pound sterling, Australian dollars, Canadian dollars, Hong Kong dollars, Singapore dollars, and Japanese yen. Credit card payments are also available nowadays.

As per a recent update, the visa fee costs you the following amounts:

  • Multiple entries for 15 days—USD 30 or equivalent
  • Multiple entries for 30 days—USD 50 or equivalent
  • Multiple entries for 90 days—USD 125 or equivalent
  • You should also have a minimum of six months of validity remaining on your passport.
  • Visa extensions are available from the offices of Nepal Immigration in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

For more details, please go through the Nepal Immigration website or contact us.

How can I book the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek?

To book your trek with us, you have to send a deposit of 10% of the total cost of the trek. Please also forward a copy of your passport, a passport-sized photo, and full flight details if and when available. For your convenience, you may forward the deposit to us online through our website. It is completely safe, and as soon as you make it, you will get an automatic receipt in your inbox. The rest of the payment can be paid upon arrival.

If you are not satisfied with any aspect, talk to our local experts.

Itinerary
  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Accommodation:2/3 Star Hotel

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

  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:2/3 Star Hotel

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.

  • Max. Altitude:930m/3051ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

Because the road has been extended beyond Sotikhola, Nepal Trekking experts advise driving directly to Machhakhola rather than staying in Soti Khola and walking on the road the next day. We leave Kathmandu for the long journey to Machhakhola (157 km), passing through Arughat and Sotikhola on the dusty road along the way. Machhakhola is situated on the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River, our companion, and guide through the Manaslu valley, the source of which we will eventually encounter as we ascend to the Larkya La pass.

  • Max. Altitude:1340m/4396ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

We ease through Khorlabesi during the early part of the day and make our way to Tatopani, famed for its natural hot springs. A steep climb takes us up to Dobhan as we enter the Manaslu Conservation area and on to the scenic village of Jagat and its rugged setting and narrow paved lanes.

  • Max. Altitude:2240m/7349ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

A series of striking suspension bridges dominate our path today as we steadily make our way up the trail past numerous waterfalls towards the Gurung village of Philim and its pretty setting. From there the trail climbs again and branches away into Tsum Valley, with the striking image of Ganesh Himal and Shringi Himal drawing our attention as we make our approach to Lopka to end our day on the trail.

  • Max. Altitude:2386m/7828ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

Lush jungle and three more suspension bridges usher us into the mystical Buddhist valley, and after an initial sharp climb, the rest of our hike to Chumling is a fairly leisurely one that allows us to relax and take in the beauty of the valley.

  • Max. Altitude:3031m/9944ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

Glorious views of the Ganesh Himal serve as our backdrop during the day as we steadily ease higher along the Shiar Khola, a minor tributary of the Budhi Gandaki, a small Tibetan monastery along our path reminding us of the valley's strong Tibetan influences. The day finishes off with our arrival at Chhaikampar, the largest settlement in the valley.

  • Max. Altitude:3700m/12139ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

With the tributary still acting as our guide, we make our way deeper and higher into the valley, following the ancient trade route to Tibet as we make our way past chortens, stupas, mani walls, monasteries, and nunneries, all reminders of the close cultural and historical bonds to Nepal's mystical neighbor to the north—not for nothing is Tsum Valley known as 'Little Tibet'. We can pause briefly to inspect Milarepa Cave before we arrive at Nile. Or after taking lunch at Nile, we can hike to Mu Gompa for an overnight stay, where we'll stay the night and enjoy the hospitality of the resident monks—truly one of the cultural highlights of the trek.

  • Max. Altitude:3700m/12139ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

Today's journey represents an exceptional opportunity to travel along an ancient route linking Nepal to the fabled land of Tibet to the north, making our way through high-altitude yak pastures and soaring peaks to the pass of Ngula Dhojyang and the border crossing where local people are still permitted to cross in pursuit of age-old trading practices.

  • Max. Altitude:3031m/9944ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

We retrace our steps from Nile as far as the village of Lar, then take an alternate route back to Chhaikampar via Rachen Gompa, home to the valley's most famous nunnery.

  • Max. Altitude:3400m/11155ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Nunnery

Our day begins with a descent to the village of Dumji, after which we change direction and take a steep trail through dense pine and rhododendron forests until we reach Gompa Lungdang and its serenely situated monastery below Ganesh Himal. Where we spend our night in the Nunnery. The food and accommodation is very basic here. Gompa Lungdang offers the first finest view of Majestic Mount Manaslu, Nadi Chuli (Peak 29), and Himal Chuli, an imposing view of the Ganesh Himal Range, just right in front of us. 

  • Max. Altitude:2470m/8104ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

Our return path takes the alternative route towards Ripchet, which gives us a new and rewarding perspective on the landscape as we make it overnight.

  • Max. Altitude:1860m/6102ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

As we leave behind our stay in the magical Tsum Valley our attention refocuses on the trail through the Manaslu region and our ultimate goal of Larkya La pass. Our old friend, the Budhi Gandaki River, greets us and leads us westward towards Pewa and on up the steep-sided valley to Deng.

  • Max. Altitude:2630m/8629ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

An undulating trail leads us steadily through forests until we arrive at Ghap, then continues gaining altitude steadily as we trail by the tumbling white water of the river close at hand. A final steep climb leads us into Namrung.

  • Max. Altitude:3520m/11549ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

Today is the day when we hit the jackpot for spectacular views of the mountains as the valley opens up with our approach to the scenic village of Lho. The lower temperate forests give way steadily as the trail breaks free of the tree line and climbs higher into the mountains, the lush greens of the lower valley giving way to the muted browns and grays of the Himalayan terrain and the vivid blue skies one only experiences at altitude. After our half-day hike to Lho, we enjoy lunch and continue to our final destination, Shyala. The reason we are choosing your overnight stay in Shyala is just because of its incredible Himalayan scenery. Wherever you turn your camera, you will have only 360-degree, imposing mountain views.

  • Max. Altitude:3520m/11549ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

From Lho, we hike to the equally impressive view point and one of our trip highlights, Pungen Gompa, which offers spectacular vistas of Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Nadi Peak, Kutang Himal, and a beautiful glacier, then descend steadily through yak pasturelands to Samagaun.

  • Max. Altitude:3860m/12664ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

Samagaun is our temporary home for the day as we give our bodies time to acclimate to the altitude, and the choice is a fine one as the village provides multiple choices for day excursions, including a short hike to the pretty lake of Birendra Taal nearby or the highly rewarding and dramatic hike to Manaslu Base Camp. If the trail is clear, there is good weather, and you are fit, then go to the Manaslu Base Camp. Just for your kind information, Manaslu Base Camp is quite a challenging hike but offers breathtaking scenery. You may enjoy the 360-degree Himalayas, including the 8th-tallest mountain, Manaslu, its glacier, Birendra Lake, and the deep Tsum Numbri Valley.

  • Max. Altitude:3860m/12664ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

Onward and up is the motto of the day as we put our heads down determinedly with the goal of Larke La ever nearer. The trail leads us on a short and gradual climb alongside the river then begins to steepen as it leads us up to Samdo around midday. There is plenty of time in the afternoon to explore and perhaps hike to a higher altitude briefly to help in the process of acclimatization.

  • Max. Altitude:4460m/14633ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

Our trek to the high-altitude camp of Dharmsala brings us to the very threshold of Larkya La, with snow more evident and the air feeling thinner with each step toward our destination. Another brief hike to higher ground is recommended to help our bodies get used to the altitude and sleep better during the night.

  • Max. Altitude:3590m/11778ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

The typical method for crossing Larke La is to head out before daybreak, our head-mounted lights bobbing in the dark as we clamber up the path in the cold morning air, our breath apparent in the glow of the lamps. The trail to Larke La is a deceptive one of constant switchbacks, promising everything one minute and snatching it away the next as one false ridge leads to another. Finally, we catch a glimpse of the first prayer flags and our goal is finally attained as we stumble wearily to the marker and pose proudly for our cameras to mark the achievement. After pausing to luxuriate in the accomplishment and take in the magnificent views we begin the descent to Bhimthang and put our trekking poles to good use to spare our tired legs and knees from the steep descent to the arid valley below.

  • Max. Altitude:2515 m/8251 ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

With views of Manaslu to our left and the Annapurna ranges to our right, we descend from Bhimthang through yak pastures to the first signs of the Dudh Khola's headwaters trickling down the slope. A bridge across leads to a path that gradually leaves behind the alpine climate and takes us down through familiar rhododendron forests to a narrow valley of terraced fields and patchwork crops. We reach the small and picturesque village of Goa overnight, where you will have the best accommodation, a hot shower, wifi, and delicious meals for the entire trek.

  • Max. Altitude:760 m/2493 ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

Short and pleasant hike to Dharapani, where we take lunch and drive to Besisahar by a shared jeep.

  • Max. Altitude:1400 m/4593 ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast & Lunch

Driving by bus to either Pokhara or Kathmandu, as you prefer.

    Farewell and transfer to the airport

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    What's Included
    Cost Includes
    • Complimentary airport pick-up and drop drop-offlimentary welcome dinner
    • Two-night stay in Kathmandu with breakfast included.
    • All necessary trekking permits for Manaslu, Tsum Valley, Manaslu conservation area, Annapurna conservation area, TIMS card, etc.
    • All accommodation during the trek
    • Three meals a day during the trek
    • A cup of tea or coffee with the meal
    • Fresh fruit each day if and when available
    • Complimentary duffel bag, agency t-shirt, trekking map, and sleeping bag if needed
    • Government registered and first-aid-trained professional local guide who speaks English
    • First-aid kit with oximeter
    • Kathmandu to Machhakhola by bus
    • Dharapani to either Pokhara or Kathmandu by bus
    • Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation, etc.
    • Rescue arrangements if necessary
    • Agency service charge and government tax/VAT
    • Certificate of achievement
    Cost Excludes
    • International airfare and Nepal visa fee
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Porters to carry your backpacks (we provide porters on request)
    • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, loss of property and theft, etc.
    • Sightseeing costs (temples, monasteries, etc.)
    • All beverages, snacks, and additional expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc.
    • Tipping to staff 
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    Dates & Availability
    Start:SaturdayMay 25, 2024
    End:MondayJun 17, 2024
    PriceUS$1390
    StatusGuaranteed

    Note

    Are you satisfied with the group departure dates? Aside from that, we organize private trips or any special dates you prefer. Let's talk to our local specialist.

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    FAQs for Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek
    • The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek begins 155 kilometers northwest of Kathmandu, at Machha Khola.

    • It depends on your time frame, fitness, and interest. The fastest you can do it is within 16 days from Kathmandu, but you may miss the beautiful side trips such as Milarape Cave, Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa, Gompa Lungdang, Ganesh Himal Base Camp, Ribung Monastery, Pungen Gompa, Birendra Lake, Manaslu Base Camp, Tibet Border, etc. If you have the time, we recommend traveling from Kathmandu to Kathmandu for 20–21 days.

    • No, though some prior trekking experience is certainly beneficial to handling the challenges you'll come up against, not least the altitude.

    • As per the government's rules and regulations, we need a minimum of two people to trek such a region. However, you can pay for a ghost trekker permit and trek on your own too. Or we can get a sharing permit with a group and trek solo too.

    • Yes, you can store the unnecessary stuff with us in Kathmandu.

    • NTE does not recommend drinking directly from the tap. You can buy bottles of mineral water, boil water, use purification tablets, a steripen, or a life straw as you like.

    • You should have Nepali rupees with you during the trek. There are no ATMs or banks, and credit cards are not accepted.

    • It stands 5106 meters (16752 feet) tall.

    • Walking at a high altitude for many days won’t be easy. But since it is not a mountain expedition and you are just walking on the trail, you can do it. However, we recommend hiking, jogging, cardio, going to the gym, etc. regularly before visiting Nepal.

    • Trekkers cannot obtain the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking Permits on their own. So, only government-registered and updated trekking agencies can obtain them for you.

    • The trek requires a minimum of two people, a government-registered agency, and a guide. For the permit's cost details, please go through the Nepal Trekking Permit and Fee Blog.

    • While the Manaslu region is a restricted area in Nepal, you must have a government-registered guide.

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      Amazing Manaslu & Tsum Valley

      We had an amazing experience with Nepal Trekking Experts. We did the combinatiom trek of Tsum Valley and Manaslu and enjoyed every bit of it. Rajesh, the owner of the company helped us preparing for the trek and we could ask all of our questions to him. During the trek we were accompanied by our guide Lok and a porter Santosh. We felt very lucky with them. They both are very experienced, we felt very safe and we had some good laughs together. Thank you so much.

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      Josine GFeb 10, 2024Netherlands
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      Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley

      With a group of 6, we completed this trek, accompanied by our guide Lok and porter Santosh. Santosh also functioned as a sort of guide for us. Which was super! Prior to the trek, we received excellent support from the owner of the company, Rajeesh. We could ask him all kinds of questions, and he was very responsive.

      Once we started the trek, we were very happy with Lok and Santosh. They were extremely friendly and had extensive knowledge of the area. It was truly a gift to have them with us. We enjoyed beautiful accommodations, delicious food and, of course, a breathtaking trek. In short, it was fantastic to book this trip through this company. This will definitely not be the last time I book a trek here. Keep up the good work!

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      Jasmin LJan 27, 2024Netherlands
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