Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

Trip CostUS$ 1250 (Per Person)
  • Duration 18 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Activity Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Best Month:March - June & Sept - December
  • Group Size:01- 15 People In Group
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The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek traverses through one of the more remote regions of Nepal.  If you’re a seasoned trekker, accustomed to roughing it and seek isolation on the trail, the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is the choice for you.  Though it’s a bit more challenging, longer and has less luxurious accommodations than the more popular treks (i.e. Annapurna Base Camp Trek, or Everest Base Camp Trek), the sights you will exceed your expectations. The locals will treat you extremely well, welcoming you with some of the best hospitality on the planet. As they are ethnically Tibetan, locals practice Tibetan Buddhism, and their culture has remained relatively unchanged for centuries.

What is the trail like?

A map of the trail shows that we circumnavigateMount Manaslu (8163), and through Tsum Valley, also known as the Hidden Valley. Just opened to foreigners in 1995, the Manaslu region has few trekkers, giving it a peaceful vibe. Even more interesting, Tsum Valley was just opened in 2008.  Very few visitors to Nepal have even heard of this mysterious, magical place. It is a mix of lush, green flat land and dry grazing pasture, encompassed by massive, godly mountains.  You find yourself staring up at the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal Ranges, all unique and amazing in their own way.  In the initial days of the trek, we trek through the Budhi Gandaki Valley comprised of dense forests, terraced fields and pleasant villages. As we leave the main Manaslu Trail to Tsum Valley, we realizewe are entering a truly hidden valley. Throughout the journey, we pass alpine landscapes, glacial rivers, and enjoy the kind hospitality of the village residents. We can also visit the ancient Buddhist Gombas of the region including the Milarepa's Cave, Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa among others.It is said that the Buddhist saint Milarepa used to meditate in the caves of these mountains.

Best Time to Trek

The best time to do the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is between the months of October and December, as they provide the clearest skies.  The next best is March to May.  It is possible to do the trek in other months, but ask us and we’ll give you advice and information regarding those times.

Trip Highlights of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

  • Scenic drive to Sotikhola from Kathmandu
  • Magnificent mountains views, waterfalls, and landscape
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing
  • Explore the ancient monasteries and Gompa in Narphu and Manaslu valley
  • Larke- La passes (5160 M)
  • Spectacular mountains views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Annapurna range.
  • Beautiful typical local villages, traditional and hospitality

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: Preparation day
  • Day 03: Drive By Local bus Kathnadu/Arughat 600m- 7hrs journey.
  • Day 04: Trek to Machhi Khola (1,000 m/3,280 Ft & 5-6 hrs), Overnight at lodge
  • Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1410m/3808ft- 6hrs, overnight at lodge
  • Day 06: Trek to Chisopani - 6hrs, overnight at lodge
  • Day 07: Trek to Chumling 2360m/7740ft- 6hrs, overnight at lodge
  • Day 08: Trek to Chhekang-Paro 3000m/3840ft- 5hrs, overnight at lodge
  • Day 09: Trek to Nile 3,361m- 5 hrs. Overnight at lodge
  • Day 10: Trek to Mu Gompa 3700m/12136ft- 3hrs, Overnight at lodge
  • Day 11: Rest day at Mu Gompa to explore the local village and monastery.
  • Day 12: Trek to Rachen Gompa 3,240 m - 05 hours.
  • Day 13: Trek back to Chumling 2,386 m - 06 hours.
  • Day 14: Trek to Philim 1,590 m - 07 hours.
  • Day 15: Philim to Dovan - 06 hours.
  • Day 16: Trek to Soti Khola 7, 30 m - 05 hours.
  • Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu and to hotel-6 hrs
  • Day 18: departure.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02:Preparation day
  • Day 03:Drive By Local bus Kathnadu/Arughat 600m- 7hrs journey.
  • Day 04:Trek to Machhi Khola (1,000 m/3,280 Ft & 5-6 hrs), Overnight at lodge
  • Day 05:Trek to Jagat 1410m/3808ft- 6hrs, overnight at lodge
  • Day 06:Trek to Chisopani - 6hrs, overnight at lodge
  • Day 07:Trek to Chumling 2360m/7740ft- 6hrs, overnight at lodge
  • Day 08:Trek to Chhekang-Paro 3000m/3840ft- 5hrs, overnight at lodge
  • Day 09:Trek to Nile 3,361m- 5 hrs. Overnight at lodge
  • Day 10:Trek to Mu Gompa 3700m/12136ft- 3hrs, Overnight at lodge
  • Day 11:Rest day at Mu Gompa to explore the local village and monastery.
  • Day 12:Trek to Rachen Gompa 3,240 m - 05 hours.
  • Day 13:Trek back to Chumling 2,386 m - 06 hours.
  • Day 14:Trek to Philim 1,590 m - 07 hours.
  • Day 15:Philim to Dovan - 06 hours.
  • Day 16:Trek to Soti Khola 7, 30 m - 05 hours.
  • Day 17:Drive to Kathmandu and to hotel-6 hrs
  • Day 18:departure.

Cost Includes

  • International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop-off and all transportation by tourist bus & private vehicle in the city.
  •  Kathmandu valley sightseeing with a tour guide. 
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks) during the trek in Himalaya.
  • A highly experienced and knowledgeable English speaking guide and a porter.
  • All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for a porter and your guide.
  • Manaslu conservation area permits
  • Annapurna conservation area permits
  • TIMS card ( Trekking Information Managment System) 
  • Manaslu and Tsum Valley special permits
  • Accommodation 2-night standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Tea house lodge during the trek
  • Arranged an emergency helicopter services (paid by your travel insurance)
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket etc.. on return basic
  • Exclusives First aids box.
  • All government and local taxes
  • Kathmandu-Sotikhola- Besishar-Kathmandu by local vehicle.
  • Assistant guide group size more than 4 people in a group.
  • Farewell Dinner at typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu with traditional dance
  • Company T-shirt
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek. 

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
  • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes and physical condition etc.
  • Personal expense such as snacks, laundry, telephone, wife, hot shower etc.
  • Travel insurance 
  • Tips for guide and porter

Departure Details

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
19 June, 2018 06 July, 2018 US $1250 Guaranteed
29 June, 2018 16 July, 2018 US $1250 Guaranteed
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25 September, 2018 12 October, 2018 US $1250 Guaranteed
01 October, 2018 18 October, 2018 US $1250
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11 October, 2018 28 October, 2018 US $1250 Guaranteed
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30 November, 2018 17 December, 2018 US $1250 Guaranteed
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Clients Reviews

  • Claire Naidoo
    Claire Naidoo
    Australia Published: Wednesday, May 9, 2018

    Alpine Ramble: hands down one of the best travel experiences I've ever had


    From the outset our experience with Alpine Ramble was excellent: before we had even departed our home countries, Dil Gurung was a communication superstar: he responded promptly to emails and took great care in trying to assist us and plan the perfect Manaslu and Tsum Valley 21 day Itinerary.  …Continue

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Trip Note

Personal Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all the Clients undertaking any activities. It will be provided adequate protection tour to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, and any kind of illness will be cover in the insurance package. Alpine Ramble strongly recommends you to buy an insurance package through a reliable insurance company in your city or country.

Health and Fitness requirement

Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is a best and spectacular trekking destination for every trekker who loves to enjoy and explore the beautiful landscape on this planet. This trek basically starts from low land to high land as you are hiking in these areas than you have to fit yourself. We mainly concern your physical fitness to complete the journey.  The everyday trek prefers 4/5 hours in daylight. As you hiking up to the high altitude than you have to prepared by physically and mentality to be succeeding the trip, our provision is making your trip reliable and remarkable without any problems in every step to steps with your wealth health. Our first priority is safety for your entire trip. you Should convenience yourself to take some pre-training course of the trek which could be greatly helped you, considering some physical exercise like jogging, running, climb stair-case, cycling, swimming and hitting gym etc.

Accommodation during the Trek

Accommodation in Kathmandu, you would be staying in best hotel basically on 3 stars, in twin-sharing basis. But Accommodations in trekking  is simple and comfortable beds room with sharing two persons sometime  if you are single you get single bedroom as well with hygienic food, Every trekking routes have fixed menu and hotel system by local management community at in area

Passport and Visa

Every client must have a veiled passport from return date with at 6-month prior validity in Nepalese consulate in your country or immigration office Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu.

Meals and Drinking Water

In popular trekking areas like Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, and Manaslu have the menu system with different ethnic cuisines foods as well as western meals you can see on the Menu, you could pick up any kinds of the meal as you like to eat from the Menu. But some places provide you typical Nepali meals which are different types of international meals. These are prepared by the local supplement. Every tourist Lodge has well-trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates; a variety of pieces of bread, variety of drinks, and every lodge have safe drinking water or minerals bottles of water you could buy there. If you buy water purification tablet from Kathmandu you can take water from the tap and purify by yourself this will be cheaper and controlled by plastic pollution as well.

Trekking Equipment

What you should carry before your departure on your trip.
a. Daypack up to 40 liters, Down Jacket, Seasons sleeping bag
b. Sun head or Gulf cap, Sunglasses, Headlamp or torchlight
c. Ear-muffs, Sun Lotions /Sun cream.
d. 1Pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic.
e. 2Cotton t-shirts, 1Synthetic t-shirt. 
f. 2Long sleeve polyester or synthetic lightweight for sunny days. 
g. Zipper provides addition venting options which are good for changing temperatures. 
h. 1Soft shell jacket water & wind resist. 
i. 1Women swimming dress bathing in Hot spring. 
g. Inner cloths as you need

Lower Body-Legs. 

a. 1Pair nylon hiking short paints, 1Pair cotton paints.
b. 1Pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.


a. 2Pair of loner socks, synthetic, 1Pairs woolen socks wearing on the evening and 1Pair light sports shoe.
b. Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea. 
c. Diamox for altitude sickness. The guide will help you to take it.
d. 1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, bands, Anti-infection ointments, etc. First Aid Kits. 
e. Alpine Ramble will provide you more medical for the trip.


Manaslu Tsum Valley treks embrace the entire Annapurna region. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. This area provides you blooming spectacular view the trails along the lower valleys usually weave through fields. And reaching the upper valley seeing wild animals and excellent Mountain View,

Best Season

Best season is in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) these months are the best time for this trip. The weather will be sunny and warm with outstanding scenery view. If you wish to avoid crowds this trip during in winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be the best options.

Hotels in Kathmandu

Alpine Ramble will provide you standard level hotel with breakfast. We also book the hotel according to your choice. Please let us know if you have any plans as per your choice. 5 stars hotels are in Kathmandu: Hyatt Regency, Yak &Yeti, De’l Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, and any kind of hotels.

Trip Start Dates and Cost

Alpine Ramble pvt.ldt would like to customize your trip itinerary according to your time and budget. Please contact us for your customized departure date. For more detail please email us [email protected] / [email protected]

Responsible for Tourism

Our experience field staffs/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role following below. 
a. please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs
b. please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community. 
c. please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
d. please help the local community to encourage positive sides of tourism as long as possible.