Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

  • 27 Days

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  • Destination
  • Difficulty
    Trek DifficultyModerate
  • Group Size
    Max group size1-15 pax
  • Altitude

About Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking lead you to amazing areas within Nepal Far North-West Himalaya around remote corners of high Gorkha district, where trekkers can enjoy great combination with best of the country soaking into incredible views of high snow capped peaks.Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking one of longest and rewarding adventure walks of more than three week duration within high mountain range of massive bulk of Ganesh and Manaslu Himalaya, completely hidden away from main stream trekking trails that takes you to explore first around the valley of Happiness at Tsum and then continues towards scenic walk to Manaslu valley and over high Larke-La Pass.

Himalaya Lungta Treks and Expeditions present a complete blend of two scenic areas of Nepal Mid-West visiting beautiful isolated country of Tsum Valley and Manaslu, where adventure first takes you to visit hidden and almost areas of Tsum, known as the Valley of Happiness from ancient Tibetan language known as ‘Beyul Kyimolung’.

Certainly a place of complete happiness enclosed within high peaks of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu range, where you will be taken aback into medvial time era where you can explore and witness age-old culture and heritage of Buddhism religion of great interest.

Walk starts after an interesting overland journey to reach at low warm farm areas of Gorkha district at Arughat, located next to raging Burigandaki River, as walk follows river upstream from sub-tropical country to reach high and cooler alpine hills towards our first highlights of the adventure at Tsum Valley.

Around Tsum area enjoy fascinating cultures exploring around rural villages having interesting time and visiting its old monasteries of Mu and Rachen Gompa enriched with ancient treasures of beautiful idols of Buddha and great Tibetan Buddhist Gurus in the backdrop of spectacular panorama of snow capped peaks.

Enjoying fabulous moments around impressive villages of Tsum valley, where walk continues towards our second part of the journey reaching Manaslu high and scenic valley, where route leads to several interesting villages of Namrung-Lho and Sama-Gaon, where religion and culture are similar to Tsum area of Tibetan Buddhism.

Adventure leads with wonderful views of Manaslu range of peaks on daily walks, includes stunning main Mt. Manaslu which is the 8th world highest peak at the height of 8,163 m and 26,781 ft high, which was first conquered by Japanese Expeditions in May 09th 1956 with support of Nepalese climbers.

Manaslu, also called by native name Kutang comes from Tibetan language, enjoying fabulous time visiting nice and interesting villages of Lho and Sama-Gaon with Samdo the last village of the valley, where adventure continues to cross the highest point of the trek over Larke-La Pass 5,106 m / 16,929 ft facing breathtaking views of surrounding close peaks.

From the pass a long descend to reach back into serene green forested area around district of Manang where walk is pleasant and enjoyable on losing altitude each day from here onward towards the end of our remarkable trek at Dharapani and Jagat villages, where exciting drive brings you back at Kathmandu after a marvelous adventure and great experience on Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking.


  • “Adventure to magnificent Tsum Valley on least ventured area of Nepal North Mid-West Himalaya  In between massive peaks of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal within sheer wilderness of mountains Marvelous views of dramatic snow capped peaks and rolling green hills on daily walks Enjoy perfect tranquil environment on walks to Tsum and around Manaslu scenic valley Walk to Tsum within valley of happiness around remote and isolated country of great beautyExplore various cultures around villages of great interesting farm traditional heritage
  • A great combination adventure visiting Tsum and Manaslu of outmost interesting walks  Enjoy visit of impressive old Mu and Rachen Gompa with ancient Buddhist treasures and arts Cross high Larke-La pass a great scenic traverse from Tsum and Manaslu towards Manang areas”


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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On arrival at Kathmandu international airport received by Himalayan Lungta staff and guide for transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city around Thamel the exciting place of the city, on checking your rooms meet at the lobby for group briefing regarding treks and other necessary information.

Morning free for sightseeing our city guide takes you around great places of interest with exciting tour around world heritage sites visiting, with time in the afternoon for trek preparation.

Manaslu and Tsum Valley adventure starts with exciting morning drive to reach Nepal Mid West on busy and main highway of the country, where route lead around low warm mid hills past farm villages and towns with views of snow capped peaks. As the drive continues with few refreshing stops heading further west to reach Dhading and at Gorkha area towards warm sub-tropical place at Arughat, a nice farm town located by the raging Burigandaki River, here transfer into best lodge available.

From Arughat town and farm area, where our first day walk beings following the river upstream past farm villages and terraced fields to reach at Soti Khola, for overnight stop with time to relax and stroll around this nice small farm village.

Morning walk leads from Soti-khola where trail cuts into steep valley, within densely forested areas and through number of small villages tucked in a hillside, then reaching a wide valley opposite at the point where large tributary stream enters into Burhigandaki River. The terraced cultivated field belongs to upper village of Lapbesi. From here our path descends to a wide, sandy riverbed following a trail meandering below the steep, craggy valley side. At some length leading to a climb on the trail to Machha Khola for overnight stop, with number of teashops and small lodge, the word Maccha Khola means Fish Stream.

Walk from this small village leads to several interesting farm villages and crops fields as vegetation changes slowly, as morning leads to cross a stream where Machha Khola village name comes from (Fish stream), from here follow upstream towards Khola-Bensi village and at Tatopani 'hot spring'. An opportunity for hot bathe as time allows, after a nice refreshing break walk carries on to reach at Dovan for overnight stop in this small farm village next of Yaruphant village.

Morning walk leads across a broad gravel field towards Lauri stream and then crossing suspension bridge which leads to a climb on high trails and then descending into open valley of Yara Khola, where our journey continues on for another hour to the village of Jagat. Jagat a nice looking farm village of moderate size after Arughat; people here with mix race Magar, Chettries, Brahman, Manaslu Bhotia (Tibetan looking tribes) and some Newar people a lodge owner and shopkeepers. From Jagat descends s to reach a river, where route climbs on terraced hillside at Saguleri, with distance view of Sringi Himal 7,187m, walk continue with ups and down trail as our route reach at a bridge over Buri-Gandaki. After crossing over a bridge where our trail winds up to reach at Philim village for overnight stops, with time here to observe this nice farm village with rich cultivated fields and terraces.

After refreshing overnight stop at Philim, walk leads higher past scattered farm villages with climb through terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, to reach a rocky ridge top covered within bamboo forest area towards Eklai Bhatti means a lonely Inn, after a rest head towards Lokpa, where route diverts to North East to reach Lokpa.

From here enter into fresh new area and away from main trekking paths of Manaslu where route divert to Tsum into a valley of happiness from here walk proceeds past few small farm lands and scattered villages with views of Ganesh and Manaslu Himal, as our day walk ends entering a nice village at Chumling for overnight halt.

A serene country with fresh cool mountain air as elevation gains slowly as adventure progress heading into inner area of Tsum valley, where walk descend to cross over a bridge at Smatiking Khola, overlooking views of Ganesh Himal also called Yangra in local language of Tibetan origin, then slowly to our overnight stop at Chhokan-Paro a nice moderate size village.

Enjoy free and rest day at Chhokan-Paro a perfect place to get acclimatized before heading higher altitude, at this lovely village with time for short hike around view point for best scenery of surrounding beautiful landscapes with high hills and snow capped peaks. At Chhokan-Paro allows opportunity to explore the local interesting cultures of Tsum people interwoven with Buddhism religion of ancient heritage farm life and colorful custom. 

From here onward within inner Tsum valley, as morning walks lead towards higher elevation to reach at Nile village around wide open and exposed valley with dramatic arid and dry country similar to Tibetan landscapes.

As tree lines drops from here on with only few smaller juniper and pine trees with bushes, as journey continues along with views of Ganesh and Manaslu Himal mountain range, after a scenic good trek finally ending the day at Nile.

On route trek with time to explore Guru Milereppa meditation cave a great Buddhist saint with history of 11th century, Milereppa a poet, singer as well tantric guru where his folk stories, good words and songs are still remembered by large number of Tibetans to this day.

Today a short day walk to reach at the end of our Tsum Valley adventure to reach at Mu Gompa, a place with old interesting monastery of the region.

Walk leads to climb within high and dry country facing views of surrounding high peaks within North, East and West direction, and then slowly walk completes reaching Mu Gompa for overnight stop.

Afternoon enjoy exploring around least visited areas by other trekkers and westerners where you will certainly have peaceful time and moments around its traditional village with impressive ancient monastery of Mu Gompa, treasures antique important idols, statue and relics, Mu Gompa highest spot of the trek.

From Mu Gompa after gaining much experience of local impressive and immense culture and custom, where walk leads to higher ground at Bhajyo, where route leads to climb on steep hill slope facing magnificent views of surrounding mountains that encircles the area and route of our walks. Slowly entering at Bhajyo a smaller farm village one of the most remote and hidden areas of Tsum valley and close behind Ganesh Himal, Bhajyo a place of cattle and Yak herders the village at the height of 4,240 m the highest point of the adventure before Larke-La Pass.

At Bhajyo a free day where one can take short excursion around pristine area where few trekkers and adventurer seldom explore or have ventured, enjoy scenic walks catching fabulous vista of peaks and visit around this small village of interesting farm life.

After an exciting with interesting time on high and remote areas of Tsum valley, walk leads to next monastery of great interest at Rachen Gompa, where walk leads on gradual trail with short ups and downs with lovely panorama of snow capped peaks, heading through yak herders summer pasture to reach Rachen Gompa and its moderate size village for overnight stop.

Return journey enjoying wonderful time arond high Tsum valley, where walk leadstowards lower area at the end of Tsum region at Chumling village, as route heads back within tree lines and green vegetation to reach at Chumling village the last and final overnight stop within Tsum Valley area.

Today where our diverts from the route of Tsum to join on Manaslu main trail as morning takes you with ups and down as path lead into a sheer cliff walls, after a dramatic section where trail improves towards Lokpa village, the houses and terrains completely changes into more Tibetan style from here onwards. After few hours of good walk brings you at Bihi for overnight stop, where villagers from here on with similar to Tsum people of strong Tibetan origin having both heritage and culture. Bihi villager cultivates buck wheat, wheat, barley and potatoes as staple crops, beside this since trekking became popular around this area, spinach, carrots and cabbages are also grown.

Journey continues for another two hours on steep sided valley, and then coming across rows of Mani prayer stone as walk leads to a nice village of Ghap with possible lunch stop.From here onward walk into cool alpine temperatures, as walk gain height to enter lovely woodland of coniferous tree lines as path meanders with steep up then valley opens out towards extensive pasture land, as route leads to cross a large stream flowing down from the Lidana Glacier, overlooking grand view of snow peaks towards north Manaslu or Kutang Himal range with Pang Phuchin 6,335m, and Saula Himal 6,235m with series of unnamed peaks of above 6,000 m. Walk is more pleasant; with gradual ups as altitude gains gradually as route leads to Namrung village for overnight halt, this place also called as Sho Namru.

After Namrung entering into nice and cool alpine woodland of fir, pine and rhododendron trees as walk meanders towards steep up as valley opens out with extensive pastures and then crossing a large stream flowing from the glacier of Lidana. As walk leads along with great views of Manaslu where local name is Kutang (Manaslu) Himal range includes Pang Phuchin 6,335m, Saula Himal 6,235m with many unnamed peaks of above 6,000m. Walk from here on slow uphill as altitude gains slowly heading past farm village to reach at Namrung also called Sho Namru,spending some time at Namrung, journey leads into more spread out farm fields and Yak herder huts with shelter, around high Manaslu valley people much engaged in

farming during summer, in winter young folks travels to big cities of Nepal and India for trade and to escape the cold winter. From here walk on high and scenic valley all the way to Lo-Gaon a nice village for overnight stops; attractive village of high Manaslu valley, at Lo-Gaon enjoy close views of towering Manaslu North Face, around Lo visit the monastery, numerous chhorten and Mani walls with views of Ganesh Himal towards east.

From Lo-Gaon walk leads to nice gradual path as high altitude gains slowly and then walking with slow climb with grand views of Peak 29 ahead, after few hours head into a small forested area at Shala village offers excellent view of Phungi, Manaslu and Himal Chuli, walk for few hours further as day completes on reaching at Sama-Gaon a village, with super close views of Mt. Manaslu. The local villagers are still active with trading with Tibet at the border which takes few days to reach the frontier of Nepal and Tibet, actually Manaslu area falls within on old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade route of the two countries.

After time with overnight at Sama-Gaon, morning walk of short four hours to reach last village of Gorkha and Manaslu valley at Samdo, starts with slow climb as elevation gains gradually, then taking time with short break to enjoy surrounding wonderful views of peaks and dramatic terrains. As walk continues finally ending at Samdo village with short climb to reach a small flat plateau where the village located, moderate size village of more than forty houses with about two hundred villagers living this high harsh country.

Leaving the last village of upper Manaslu valley and high Gorkha area where walk takes you at the end of Manaslu valley, facing snow capped peaks views of Mt. Manaslu range. Walk continues crossing few icy streams to Larke Phedi which means base of a hill or a pass, also known as Dharmasala a word for ‘traveler rest house / shade’, at Dharmasala or Larke Phedi afternoon free for short walks and preparations for next early morning long climb and descend crossing high Larke-La pass to reach Manang areas.

Morning start with climb over moraine of rocks and boulders (in snow condition tough job to find the right path), walk continue heading north of Larke glacier, with views of Cho Danda and Larke Peak, climb gets steep to reach on top Larke-la, festooned with thousands of Buddhist colorful prayer flags. From the top enjoy panorama of Himlung, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru and Annapurna II includes series of Manaslu peaks, after a scenic mountain views with long descend to reach back within green forest and tree lines as walk leads to Larcia and at Tambuche which is the bottom of the pass, where few walk takes leads you at Bhimthang for overnight, a nice spot located on green valley houses number of lodges within dense tree of rhododendron-pines and oaks.

From Bhimthang much easier walks on downhill with some short climb on route to Telje and Dharapani villages, morning facing views of peaks heading with gradual walk into thick alpine woodland. Walk into beautiful forest areas on reaching a small clearing in the midst of woodland at Goha, a cattle and yak herders summer pasture area, from here walk follows downhill to complete our day on reaching a nice place Tilje village for overnight stop.

From Telje cross over a bridge and with last final steep climb for short while to reach large and nice lovely Dharapani village located at the junction of famous and popular Annapurna Circuit trail and Around Manaslu Trekking route. Dharapani located on a river gorge with lovely tree lines where motorable has been constructed since past few years, the village provides excellent lodges, after a marvelous adventure on Manaslu Circuit, as adventure walk continues from Dharapani follows Marysangdi River downstream past Tal Besi and Chamje and then finally reaching at Jagat village for overnight stop.

After a pleasant stop at Jagat, where walk ends at this village another Jagat with same name of earlier, where drive leads downhill to low warm country and back into paddy fields to reach at Syange located by the Marysangdi River, as ride continues

following Marysangdi River to reach a large town at Besisar, headquarter of Lamjung district, From Besisar drive continues back to Kathmandu as journey takes you around interesting town and farm villages to reach

main highway of Kathmandu and Pokhara at Dumre town. From here on good smooth road past Mugling Bazaar following Trisuli River upstream for an hour and then heading on winding zig-zag uphill to reach at the valley rim and then ending our marvelous Manaslu Circuit on reaching your hotel.

After marvelous adventure with exciting time in Nepal depart from the hotel for your international flight back home on completing wonderful adventure around Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking with great services of Himalaya Lungta Treks and Expeditions.

What's Included

Price Includes

  • All Arrival and Departure transfer from airport to hotel and vice versa with our staff to pick you up.
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu as per your trip itinerary with applicable entrance fees.
  • Twin sharing accommodation at tourist standard or 3-4 star standards hotel  in Kathmandu on Bed / Breakfast basis (Unless booked for Single Room Supplement)
  • Twin sharing accommodation at tourist standard or 3-4 star standards hotel
  • Domestic airfare as per the trip selected and if required in the itinerary.
  •  Applicable Trekking National or Conservation Permit Fees.   
  • Full board trekking with Camping services includes two men tents (unless booked for single supplement) in camping kitchen unit of cook, kitchen staffs, Trekking guides and porters (in some area's we use pack animals like cross-breed Yaks or Mules).    
  • Group briefing and orientation program on do’s and don’ts regarding your trip.
  • International air tickets re-confirmation.
  • Basic First Aid and Medical Kits.

Price Excludes:

  • International Airfare-Nepal Entry Visa.
  • Personal Travel and Medical Insurance.
  • Expenses of Personal Nature-Gratitude-Airport Tax and Meals in Kathmandu as per the Itinerary.
  • Personal Trekking gear and equipment, down or duvet jackets, sleeping bags. (Sleeping bags and down jackets and climbing equipment can be hired in Kathmandu at reasonable cost if it's too much to carry from home)
  • Emergency Evacuation by any means of Transportations and personal medical kit.
  • Early return from the trips or breaking up the journey due to personal / medical reason clients has to bear extra expenses in Kathmandu or on route with related expenses as there will be no refund from the company in such situation.