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 realize we 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 from 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 by car.
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing with a tour guide. 
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks) during the trek in the Himalaya.
  • An experienced and Knowledgeable English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide.
  • All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for porter and guide.
  • Manaslu conservation area permits and special permits
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 
  • 2 nights -3star tourist hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket etc. on return basic
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) throughout the trek.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit 
  • 1-night accommodation in Besishar with breakfast
  • Assistant guide group size more than 5 people in a group.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara-Kathmandu by bus.
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies 
  • local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every day 
  • Appreciation certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • Compressive first aids box.
  • All the government and local taxes
  • Company T-shirt

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


Above the information is for a guide and standard pattern of what basically, we provide. the trip can be customized at your request and interests to accommodate your specific requirements. Thank you!

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  • Claire Na
    Claire Na
    Australia Published: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

    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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Personal Travel Insurance

We highly recommended a compressive travel insurance package to all our clients, the insurance must cover helicopter rescue and evacuation expense at Height altitude for the trekkers to Manaslu Circuit Trek, it will be assisted adequate protection tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Alpine Ramble Treks kindly ask for any of our travelers to send the reliable travel insurance copy through the email once you book the trip with us.  

Health and Fitness requirements 

Manaslu Circuit Trek is an exciting and spectacular moderate trekking destination in the world. It’s an exceptional trekking route for travelers who wish to enjoy and explore the Himalayas and 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 be fit both of physically and mentality by yourself. Every day trek prefers about 4/5 hours approx. As you hiking up to the high altitude than you have to prepare by physically and mentality to succeed the trip, our provision is making your trip reliable and remarkable without any problems in every step to step with your wealth health. Our first priority is your safety and security entire the trip. you Should convenience yourself to take some pre-training course of the trek that would be easy, 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 at the best hotel basically 3-4 stars, on the twin-sharing basis. But Accommodations in trekking is very basic where you will get the room with pillows, warm and nice blanket, attach bathroom if it’s available with comfortable beds during the 12 days Everest base camp trek, if you are single you get single bedroom as well with hygienic food, The Menu for food and accommodation have fixed by local management community.

Passport and Visa

All clients must have a valid passport with at least 6 months prior validity from return date Nepalese visas can be obtained from the immigration office or Consulate in your country or arrival in Kathmandu Airport.

Last minute booking

Concerning your desirable interested for any trip with us we even accept the last minute booking. You can book a trip directly by calling or sending a message anytime. But eventually, Last minute booking may not acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trip.

Meals and Drinking Water

The Manaslu Circuit Trek route has numerous tea houses along the way and every single tea houses has the menu system with different ethnic cuisines foods as well as western meals on the Menu; you could pick up any kinds of a meal as you like to have during the trek, we would highly recommend the vegetable items instead of Meat because meat in the mountain can be effected some time because it may not be used to it for the new travelers in this region. 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. The variety of drinks and every lodge have safe drinking water or minerals bottles of water you could buy. If you buy a water purification tablet from Kathmandu you can take water from the tap and purify yourself this will be cheaper and help to control the plastic pollution as well. The water you could buy everywhere in the Manaslu region at the reasonable price but the price would go high when you go to high altitude areas. We also recommend you to buy boiled water instead of cold which keeps your body warm.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

During the trek, all the food are included (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks) which will be provided by the company, behind the schedule of our package the meals and accommodations in Kathmandu will have to be arranged by yourself.

Possible Flight Delay in Kathmandu and Lukla: 

Sometime, the flights (To Kathmandu from Lukla) may be canceled due to the changing in unpredictable weather conditions around in the mountains. In such conditions, we Alpine Ramble Treks kindly request all the travelers to make a plan while putting at least 2/3 possibility spree days for the Everest Base Camp trek. In such case, we will charter a Helicopter to secure you are on schedule for your international flight. The helicopter can easily fly up to 1500m visibility.  You will be given cancellation of domestic flights and a receipt upon payment of Helicopter so that you may claim the amount from your travel insurance (Travel insurance is mandatory before joining Manaslu Circuit Trek) 

Trekking Equipment

We Alpine Ramble Treks recommended carrying these following trekking types of equipment lists.

  • Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • A warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket
  • 1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of Hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F if going to the higher elevation above 5000m.
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

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