Travel Destinations in Nepal

Tsum Valley Trek With Manaslu Circuit

  • Trip Code: MG-163
  • Duration: 24 Days
  • Country: Travel Destinations in Nepal
  • Trip Level: Moderate
  • Max Altitude: 4958m
  • Activity: Trekking Routes in Nepal
  • Starts at: Kathmandu
  • Ends at: Kathmandu
  • Trip Route:

    Kathmandu-Soti Khola-Machhekhola-Jagat-Lokpa-Chumling-Chhokangparo-Mu Gumpa-Gumpa Lungdang-Ganesh Himal Base Camp-Ripchet-Deng-Namrung-Sama Gaun-Samdo-Rui La-Dharmashala-Bhimthang-Dharapani-Kathmandu.

  • Best Season:

    March, April, May and September, October, November

Tsum Valley Trek With Manaslu Circuit Highlights

  • Trekkers explore the novel Valley of Tsum in Northern Nepal.
  • Explore antique Monastries and Gumbas and witness Tibetan culture and tradition.
  • Trekker has an opportunity to reach the northern border of Nepal near China.
  • Tsum Valley is the least explored hidden gem in Manaslu Region.
  • Can explore Majestic mountain ranges like Manaslu, Annapurna II, Ganesh, Cheo, Himlung, Nemjung, etc.
  • Trekkers in Tsum Valley remain over 3000m and can do Larke La Pass 5160m.
  • Explore rich cultural and traditional diversities and different natural diversities like Rhodendron Forest, Waterfalls, Birds Animals, etc.

 


Tsum Valley Trek With Manaslu Circuit Description

Tsum Valley Trek With Manaslu Circuit Description
Tsum Valley With Manaslu Circuit is a newly discovered trek around Eighth's highest mountain in the Globe, Mount Manaslu(8163m). This trekking goes around the beautiful and majestic Manaslu, through 5160m Larke La Pass and in the hidden valley of Tsum.

Tsum, also Called Sum or Chum by locals, is a hidden valley in the middle of this majestic mountain range. The trails follow the adventurous journey from Soti Khola of Gorkha and end in Besisahar of Lamjung. This journey will last 24 days, including Kathmandu International Airport's arrival and departure time. 

This trek was discovered in the early 1990s when 2 travelers were guaranteed permission by the tourism authorities. Manaslu Circuit Trek is about the beaten trail where solo travelers are not permitted here. Furthermore, you require a compulsory licensed trekking guide.

This trek is a dream trek for many travelers because of the majestic Annapurna region in the west. You can also see Ganesh Himal in the east throughout the trek. Apart from these, Cheo mountain, Himlung Himal, Nemjung, and different high peaks over 7000m of Annapurna Region can be seen.

Tsum Valley Trek With Manaslu Base Camp trekking is a challenging trek that requires a moderate level of physical fitness. This is because some sections of the trek in the Tsum Valley Region are over 3050m. Larke La Pass is also over 5160m through the Ice and Snow. So we recommend any travelers to have an experienced guide 
This Trek offers you the beautiful waterfalls along the way and the ancient Gurung village that reflects Tibetian culture and traditions. There are many Monastries where we can see Buddhist monks and nuns meditating in the lap of mighty Manaslu camping trek.
Manaslu Base Camp treks region is famous for many such as:

  • Waterfalls
  • Big water bodies
  • Eye cliffs
  • Green hills
  • Flora
  • Fauna
  • Rare birds
  • Lophophorous(Nepales National Bird)
  • Rhodendron(Nepal National Flower)
  • Snow Leopard, Himalayan monal
  • Pheasants
  • Yak
  • Sheep

And more.

So, it is overall a challenging and adventurous newly famous trail route for any enthusiastic travelers who want to explore the hidden gem in the Himalayas. If you are not up for the toughness of the Everest Base Camp Trekking, then Tsum Valley with Manaslu circuit trek is the best place to get started and build your base.

 

 

Tsum Valley Trek With Manaslu Circuit Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, the representatives from Mount Glory Adventures will be there to pick you up. After that, our representative will guide you toward the hotel we booked for you. After reaching the hotel, you will have some free time during which you can take a quick roam around your hotel. After you have freshened up, there will be a small briefing regarding your 24-day Tsum valley trek.

The second day is about relaxing in the capital city and preparing for the long trek ahead. At the same time, these days are also for taking a tour of the Kathmandu Valley. For this, you can either take a Kathmandu Valley sightseeing tour or simply grab a map and take a roam. 

The best part about this day is that if you lack anything, you can easily find it in the Kathmandu Valley.

The third day starts as we wake up early, get on a private vehicle, and head towards Solti Khola. This eight-hour drive will take you along the roads of Prithvi Highway for the first third of the journey. However, soon after that, we head towards the Buri Gandaki and slowly make our way across Arughat Bazar. 

Here we will need to change jeeps before driving further up the valley and towards the Solti Khola. Once we reach our destination, the night will be spent at a Guest house as we enjoy the local culture and cuisines.

On the fourth day, our trekking finally begins. The day starts with a light local breakfast at our guest house. After that, there will be a short debriefing session regarding the trek. Once these formalities are out of the way, we officially begin our tour. 

On this day, we trek from Solti Khola to Mache Khola, which lasts roughly six hours. This should be a relatively easy trek since there are no steep ascends or harsh climates. However, since you will be exposed to direct sunlight, some sun protection is necessary. Once we reach our destination, our night will be spent at a local guest house.

The trekking destination for this day is Jagat Village; Our journey begins with a trek beside the Buri Gandaki. Along our journey, we will also witness some of the traditional villages of Khorlabsei and Tatopani. 

The scenarios across this journey will be among the best as we leave the influence of city life and walk towards the rural areas of Nepal. The trek continues through the forest of Dobhan and some hanging bridges. We end our day-long journey at a local Guest house. 

On the sixth day of our journey, our aim will be a trek to Lokpa. This is a relatively short trek with only six hours of walking. On this journey, we pass through the villages of Salleri and Sirdiba, along with the Phillip. 

The sixth day of our journey ends with a rest at a local guest house at Lokpa. 

The day begins with our regular schedule of eating a light breakfast and some quick debriefing session as we prepare for a relatively easy trek. The destination for this day is only around seven kilometers from our point of stay; therefore, the journey will be somewhat relaxing. 

On this day, we cross through the lush forests and trudge through river sides Sarli, Lungwa, and Sikar Khola. Once we cross all of these rivers, we will reach our destination. The day will usually end at a guest house with some local cuisines and entertainment.

Day eight is another day of a relatively short trek lasting only around five to six hours. On this day, our journey takes us through the bridges of Udilu, Samatikring, and Sarpu Rivers. Naturally, we will be accompanied by a refreshing scenario of rural Nepal throughout our journey. 

As usual, our day ends at a guest house.

Unlike the past few days, the trekking route 3of day nine is a bit long. The journey will take around eight hours of trekking, so you need to be in your best shape. We can divide the trekking route of this day into two halves. 

For the first half of our journey, we trek along the banks of the Siyar River and cross through the villages of Phurba and Pangdun before stopping at Nile village for a brief break. After this, we continue the second half of our journey to Mu Gumpa. 

This will take us through the monastery and enter the ancient history of Drupa Rinpoche, the founder of Mu Gumoa. 

Our day ends with an overnight stay at a local guest house.

There is nothing much to say since it is all about reaching our digestion to Gumpa Lungdang and resting. There are no significant checkpoints in between. 

However, the beautiful scenarios will still be there; as always, our journey for this day will end with a stay at a guest house.

The 11th day is about reaching the halfway point of our twenty-four-day trek. Similar to the previous day, there is not much to say since there are no significant checkpoints in between.

Our journey ends with a hearty local meal and an overnight stay at a guest house.

Day twelfth day marks our halfway point since we will reach the Ganesh Himal Base Camp on this day. Although the journey is not as long or as complex as some other base camp, you still need to be careful as there will be some action. 

The scenario will slowly change from green hills to snow-capped mountains, and once you reach your destination, the scenario will be worth all the effort. After we admire the views, we return to our Gumpa Lungdang. 

As always, our journey will end at a local guest house with some local cuisines.

After staying at Lungdang for the night, we continue our journey with a quick trek to Ripley. This is a small village. This hidden village lies beside a majestic-looking mountain with fertile lands. There is nothing much to say besides the fact that on this day, you enter the tough part of the Tsun valley Trek.

On the fourteenth day of our journey, our destination will be Deng Village. On this journey, they cross some bridges over the Buri Gandaki river and join the Manaslu Circuit trek. After that, we cross a Buddhist stone arch, Kani, before arriving at our destination. 

By this point, our view would have been transformed from green hills to snow-capped mountains.

On this day, we trek beside Rana and pass through waterfalls. This is one of the most complex parts of our journey since this day will be filled with many ups and downs, along with turns. 

After a long journey, we arrive at Ghap and pass through Kanu, along with some more mani walls, before arriving at our destination through another archway. After all these, we have a hearty meal and peaceful sleep at a local guest house.

For the sixteenth day, our destination will be Samagaun. To reach our destination, we must travel through Banjam, Lihi, Lho, Shyala, and cross Numla Khola. After crossing a boulder field, we finally entered our destination. 

To reach our destination, we will need to go through eight hours of trekking, which is a long journey. After we reach our destination, we get out for tell deserved rest at a local guest house.

We are relaxing with only a small hike on this day. Since the next part of our journey is on the higher mountain region, we spend the day acclimatizing and a short five-hour hike to Pungern Gumpa.

As we near the end of our twenty-four day-long trek, this is the shortest trek as our journey will only be three hours long. That said, on this three-hour going journey, we will pass through juniper forests and the right birch wood forests. As we pass through these forests, we also encounter stone huts and wooden bridges before reaching Samdo Village.

Day nineteen is another day of acclimatization since we will need to climb our journey's third and final trough. 

We spend the day getting used to the high altitude and coldness of the mountains as we explore the Tibetan border of Rui La.

The journey begins as usual with a light breakfast and a quick debriefing session. After this, we start our journey towards the Dharamshala. Throughout this journey, we cross through legendary Larke Bazar, Lajyang, Gyala, and Mani walls. 

Our night will be spent at a Dharamshala.

 

As we reach the final phase of our journey, we begin our descent. We track our way back to Larke La pass and finally to Bumthang. There is a saying among trekkers that ascending is easier than descending, which we find true on our journey back. While our speed will be quick, we will need to be careful about where we step last the roads can be slippery and filled with loose gravel. 

Our journey will be easier as the valley becomes wider with each passing moment. We end our day with rest at Bhimthang guest house. 

On our journey's third and last day, we track back to Dharapani. On this journey, we cross the wooden bridge and ascent the pine and rhododendron forest. Our trail continues through the rhododendron fields and oak forests, and after crossing some rivers, we finally reach our destination. 

 

On this day, we complete our journey with a drive back to Kathmandu valley. By the time we reach our hotel, we would have just enough time to have a quick roam and get some rest.

As the day's end, this nearly month-long trekking journey finally ends with our representatives dropping you off at Tribhuvan International Airport.

Tsum Valley Trek With Manaslu Circuit Itinerary Map

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  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • 03 Nights Twin sharing 3-Star accommodation in Kathmandu;  Breakfast included. (A single room can be arranged upon payment of an extra price of USD 40 per night).
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Arughat to soti Khola (trek start) and from Dharapani(trek end) to Kathmandu by public bus.
  • Standard Guest House accommodation while in trekking time on a twin-sharing basis.
  • Well, English-speaking Government License Holder Experienced Trek leader/Guide.
  • Porters to carry your bags(1 porter for 2 guests).
  • Food, Accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment are for all staff.
  • Manaslu special permit with Conservation Area Permit, and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fees.
  • Free Mount Glory Duffle, and T-shirt.
  • All government, hotel, and other applicable taxes.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show.
  • Trip Completion Certificate And Token Of Love.
  • Official expenses.
  • International Airfare and taxes.
  • Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All items of personal expenses.
  • Tipping for a guide, porters, and drivers(tipping is expected).
  • Any others expense which is not mentioned on 'a price Includes' a section.

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