Tsum Valley with Manaslu Trek

Tsum Valley with Manaslu Trek
Activity
Trekking
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Strenuous 
  • Max Altitude
    5220 m
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 People 
  • Meals
    B.L.D 
  • Accommodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse 
  • Best Time
    March - May & Sept - Nov 
Featured Trip
All Inclusive Price: $1,850USD

Trip Overview

Tsum Valley with Manaslu Trek is a beautiful off-beat trek in Nepal. The journey offers the typical remote natural and cultural beauty of Nepal. The trip goes through the small villages of the Manaslu conservation area for over 21 days and flaunts the beauty surrounding the world’s eighth highest mountain- Mt. Manaslu (8163 meters). This trek entails walking over mule tracks, watching panoramic views of mountains, and interacting with beautiful locals making it a beautiful cultural hiking trail. Life on this trail is different from other places; thus, trekkers can experience a rural and unique lifestyle.

The trek begins from Macha Khola, a bustling remote town from where the official hike starts. The walk then leads over notable villages such as Jagat, Mu Gompa, Samagaun, and many more exciting villages. The trek follows through deep gorges and extensive larch forests, and rugged landscape. Also, along the historic routes, the journey equally offers a rich cultural and natural experience. Likewise, the hiking trails follow medieval mule tracks, making a safe trading route over the sloppy hills. Similarly, the journey during most times requires walking along the Budhi Gandaki River, Machha Khola, and Soti Khola. Apart from that, the hike promises a great experience with the mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, and Hiunchuli, which are constant throughout the journey.

Aside from thrilling trails, all through the journey, it allows a chance to peek into a religiously influenced life and surroundings. People living in this region follow Buddhism, and their culture is more similar to Tibetan culture. Get some insights into their Tibetan Buddhist aspect by visiting significant holy sites such as Mu Gompa, the Rachen Gompa, and Nunnery Gompa. The flags of worship, the chortens, and the Mani walls, which are part of their lifestyle, are noticeable all along the trek. Moreover, the lifestyles of the people who live in the valley are distinct and traditional. The people of the region have so far been able to maintain their individuality without any external influence. Thus, as said earlier, life here is unconventional and different from other trekking regions.

The hike also climbs Larkya La pass (5220m), the highest mountain pass in this trekking journey. Crossing this gives a sense of achievement because it is not an easy part of the journey. From here, you may enjoy an excellent perspective of the Cheo Himal, Kang Guru, Himlung Himal, and the rarity of the Annapurna mountain range. The Tsum valley with Manaslu trek links two distinctly different trekking destinations. With an intent to allow trekkers to see and taste the delights of both remote towns at once, this trek is an attractive option. In general, it is a lovely journey, bringing travelers to steep slopes of mountains, waterfalls, crystalline rock, aquamarine lakes, picturesque alps, and lonely hamlets.

Highlights of Tsum Valley with Manaslu Trek

  • A distant, secluded Tsum valley with an unspoiled environment and culture
  • This lovely walk crosses the banks of the river, and pathways gradually cut through the rocks.
  • Traverse the remote villages of many ethnic groups in Nepal
  • Exploring the unique flora and animals in the conservation area of Manaslu
  • Superb view of the Himal of Manaslu, Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Budhha Himal, and many more

Best time for Tsum Valley with Manaslu Trek

The best time for Tsum valley with Manaslu Trek is the spring and autumn season. From September through November, it is the autumn season in Nepal. It is a post-monsoon season; thus, there’s a slight risk of rainfall. Nevertheless, always note that the weather is unpredictable even when you receive rain. Altogether, this time of year, the skies are bright, and the views on the snow-plowing mountains are spectacular.

The spring season is a good time for Manaslu Tsum Valley. Nepal experiences the spring season from March to May, and it is pre-monsoon season. Rainfall is low, and the weather in this fantastic location is ideal for walking. Moreover, the lush green woodlands and the blossoms of pink and red rhododendrons are delightful to watch. Along with the pleasing ambiance, because of clear skies, the mountain scenery during spring is phenomenal.

However, in the Monsoon/Summer season, Tsum valley with the Manaslu trek is not advisable. Due to severe rainfalls and potential landslides, there is a possibility of obstacles. It is possible to go hiking during the winter, but we only advise experienced trekkers. If you choose to go around this region in winter, be ready with waterproof hiking clothes, crampons, and other necessary trekking gear.

Tsum Valley with Manaslu Trek Difficulty

Tsum Valley with Manaslu Trek is a moderate trekking journey. Starting at 900 meters above sea level, Machha Khola, this trek steadily increases elevation gain. Larkya La Pass at 5220 meters is the highest point you reach in the journey. It is one of the most challenging days because hikers will walk for roughly nine hours. Prior preparation is therefore essential for Tsum Valley with Manaslu Trek. Start the training at least 2-3 months in advance so that you can finish the trek smoothly.

Alternative Treks

The region of Manaslu is a lovely hiking area with many unique and fascinating hiking paths. If our 21 days of Tsum valley with Manaslu trek don’t appeal to you, take part in our 17 days Manaslu Circuit Trek and do a round tour around the area of Manaslu. Or experience the 18 days Tsum Valley trip, which is pristine and restricted.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Day 03: Drive From Kathmandu - Machha Khola (900m/2952ft) Duration: 8-9 Hours

Day 04: Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4395ft) Walking Distance: 22.2 Kilometers/13.8 Miles, Duration: 5-6 Hours

Day 05: Trek Jagat to Chisopani (1660m/5,445ft) – Approx. 4/5 Hours Walk

Day 06: Trek Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m/7,827ft) – Approx. 6/7 Hours Walk

Day 07: Trek Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m/9,903ft) – Approx. 4/5 Hours Walk

Day 08: Trek Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m/11,058ft) – Approx. 5/6 Hours Walk

Day 09: Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m/12,174ft) Day Hike, 6-7 Hours

Day 10: Trek Back To Chumling

Day 11: Trek to Deng (1,860m/6100ft) Duration: 7 to 8 Hours

Day 12: Trek to Namrung (2900m/9512ft) Duration: 5 Hours

Day 13: Namrung to Lho Gham (3180m/10430ft) Duration: 3-4 Hours

Day 14: Trek to Samagaon (3500m/11480ft) Duration: 6 Hours

Day 15: Acclimatization Day at Samagaon

Day 16: Samagaon to Samdo (3690m/12103ft) Duration: 3 Hours

Day 17: Samdo to Dharmashala (4450m/14596ft) Duration: 4 Hours

Day 18: Trek to Bhimphedi (3590m/11775ft) via Cross Larkya La Pass (5220m/17121ft) Duration: 8 Hours

Day 19: Bhimphedi to Tilje (2300m/7544ft) Duration: 5 Hours

Day 20: Trek to Dharapani then Drive to Kathmandu, 2 Hours Hike and 8-9 Hours’ Drive

Day 21: Departure/Adventure Ends

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle, including airport transfers
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Manaslu and Tsum valley special trekking permits as well as Annapurna and Manaslu conservation fees.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
  • Duffle bag for trekking
  • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Government taxes and office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary.’
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Cold drinks, bottled or boiled water, snacks, and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

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Reviews

Hareth Alsaadi, Phillipines I went for Everest base camp trip by mid-Dec 2021. I was a little worried as I never went trekking in my entire life.. however, i did a lot of research and came across Nepal Hiking Team so I decided after much thought to go with them Initially, I was in contact with Ganga the CEO of the company... i was highly satisfied with his interaction and communication with me right from the beginning.. i had so many questions and concerns regarding the trip and he was able to guide me and answer me all my inquiries... the on-boarding process was smooth and easy.. when i arrived in Nepal I found everything ready starting from the person picking me up from the airport, the hotel, some equipment for the trek, full introductory meeting on what to expect from the journey, all ground transportation, and even before i left Nepal after the trek.. a PCR staff was provided and came to my hotel... As for my trekking guide Prakash. i am truly happy that i had him as my guide.. a very spectacular human being.. he was more than a guide.. he was a great companion as well.. he ensured that i was having a good time.. continuously shared his expertise of mountains, Sherpa people, and Nepalese culture.. he always went the extra mile to support me... even at days when it was tough for me to continue due to altitude sickness.. he encouraged me and inspired me not to give up on this lifetime journey.. he always puts health and safety first.. Despite all the challenges of Everest Base Camp trek.. but i am very glad i did it... and i did it with an excellent group of people.. Nepal Hiking Team.. i highly recommend them for anyone intends to go trekking in Nepal. Read this review on trip advisor (click here)
Peter, United States of America My friend and I recently spent 2 weeks in Nepal, guided by the Nepal Hiking Team. Our original trek was canceled by an international company,  and the Nepal Hiking Team stepped in flawlessly. Ganga answered all of our questions, had our safety as his top concern always, was flexible, and was gracious with his hospitality. From Kathmandu, Pokhara, to the various tea villages, all the way to ABC, our Nepal Hiking Team was phenomenal. Our guide Arjun and porter Prem were first class, helping us navigate and learn about the terrain, giving us sage advice, and also making sure we had a great time (thanks for the wine!). I felt truly connected with them and it was hard to leave! A massive thank you to the entire team. Let's summit one of those monsters together soon!
William Belue, USA Nepal Hiking was incredible starting with the airport pick up all the way to drop off at the end of the trip. I had a scenario in which the airline lost my luggage and NHT arrange for my boots to be delivered via helicopter. This alone speaks to the level of care they provide their clients. Our guide, Bal, was one of the most knowledgeable people I’ve had the opportunity to meet and his attention to detail truly made this experience for me. The accommodations, food, gear, etc all blew my expectations out of the water. If you are looking for a guided Nepal experience, please look no further. I met other trekkers along my journey who were paying more and receiving less. This trip was a surprise birthday present and I am already planning my next trip back. Read this review on TripAdvisor (Click Here)
Ahmed, USA Joined recently for an Everest Base Camp tour and it was simply spectacular! The team was well equipped with all logistics and planning and Ganga did a fantastic job with communication before and during the trip too. As for the trip itself, it far exceeded expectations as we got lucky with great clear weather and really enjoying our hiking. Our tour guide Bal was excellent as he had a lot of previous experience, very knowledgeable, friendly, and a fun person. The accommodations and food were good too. Overall I would highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team to others. Note: Read this review on Tripadvisor (Click here)  
Dave, USA Had a truly great time in the mountains with the Nepal Hiking Team. Arrived from the Pacific Northwest with my boomer mom to trek to Everest Base Camp. (Made it.) Our group included four other ladies who’d met in college and were reconnecting. Was tough going at times but the NHT crew led us well. Our guides and porters were professional, kind, generous, and attentive. Their work was difficult—carrying our extra stuff, monitoring our conditions as we gained altitude, maintaining morale if/when it flagged, teaching us about Nepali and Sherpa culture, and showing us the way—and they all performed legendarily. Ganga and Raj put a lot of thought into making our trek enjoyable. They took great care of my mom and were very proactive with those who faced any altitude-related issues. I’m no world traveler or experienced backpacker, but this trip felt particularly fun and special. It awakened in me a far greater curiosity for travel. The mountain experience—organized by Ganga and led by Raj and his team of guides and porters—will be a cherished memory. Our NHT crew were all good people. I enjoyed their company and guidance immensely. We fly home this evening from Kathmandu and I’m already excited to return with friends, family, or solo. I look forward to trekking with NHT, Ganga, and Raj again. Read this review on Tripadvisor.