Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 15
  • Max Elevation: 5200m
Highlights
  • A scenic off road drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola
  • Magnificent walk via dense rhododendron and other diverse vegetations
  • Awe-inspiring rural landscapes and valleys
  • Historical and holy caves and monasteries
  • Picturesque ethnic settlements and their unique culture
  • Core wilderness among the giant mountain summits
  • Larkya La Pass, one of the highest passes in the world
  • Dialects, blend of Tibetan and Nepal culture and civilization
  • Breathtaking mountain panorama include Annapurna Massif, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and other alluring peaks on Tibetan side

Are you willing to undertake the trip to the less beaten and virgin trail and unburned valley by the flame of modernization? If you are looking forward to do so, Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek is one of the rewarding choices for travelers who come to experience the core wilderness of Himalayas of Nepal.Tsum Valley trekking takes you to Tsum Valley, a mesmerizing valley surrounded by stunning mountains and exotic floras. It is located in the northern part of Manasalu encircled by Buddha Himal, HimalChuli, Ganesh Himal and ShringiHimal. Previously and still now, Tsum Valley was a significant trade link to Tibet. Since it has a good link to Tibet, the visitors will enjoy exploring the distinct dialects, civilization, celebrations, life style and traditional which are standing for ages. It is truly a blessed hidden valley into the lap of the Himalayas. Most of the people’s religious and cultural practices are of Tibetan origin. People of Tsum valley still connect to Tibet more than to the cities of Nepal to supply their needs.

Relatively, Tsum Valley is less beaten and unspoiled by the footsteps of the visitors since it had its exposure to the tourist only after 2008. So, those who love the serenity and want discovery on the typical Nepali culture and civilization which has a blend to Tibetan lifestyle, Tsum Valley trekking is an absolute destination. One interesting tradition of the people of Tsum Valley is: they still practice ‘Polyandry’. It will completely new for the outsiders. Trekking through the deep forest, witnessing classical settlements, terraced fields, and mountains will be a fabulous experience while doing Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek.

Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek commences from Arughat after a long drive from Kathmandu –Arughat( 7-8 hours). Arughat is a small town located at the bank of Budi Gandakiriver. The initial part of the trail for Tsum Valley Trek ascends the Budhi Gandaki Valley following good paths via a deep forest, magnificent terraced fields, and picturesque traditional settlements. After we leave the main Manaslu Trail for the Tsum valley, the trekkers will experience that you are entering into a truly blessed valley surrounded by incredible snow-fed mountain summits. Now, the visitors really do not like to say goodbye to this extraordinary valley located in the lap of holy Himalayas.

While we are on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people and local organic food items. Also experience the lower Budi Gandaki regions of Liding, beautiful villages Machhakhola, Jagat and Philim during this trek. Along with this, we also visit the ancient monsteries of the region such as RachenGompa, Mu Gompa, DephyudonmaGompa any many others. The trail, finally, ends at the BesiSahar. From Besisahar, we take another drive to Kahtmandu or alternatively, to Pokhara for another trip.

Visitors will be experiencing very basic local lodge accommodation during Tsum Valley Trek. The very basic lodges doesn’t mean that it is not convenient to stay, but it will not be like the accommodation in major developed cities. The foods are offered by the same local lodges. Certain items of foods are mentioned with their cost on the menu.

The best climate for Tsum Valley Trek is Autumn( Sep-Nov). You will be able to catch astonishing mountain panorama in the finest weather during Autumn.

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arriving in Kathmandu (1400m)

Arriving in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) “Magic Expedition” representative will welcome and transfer to Selected Hotel then stay Overnight at there on B/B plan.

  • Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

Free day in Kathmandu, you could explore around yourself. Today we will prepare Manaslu & Tsum valley special permit. We need your original passport to issue the special permit for Manaslu & Tsum Valley Trekking. At evening introduce with your guide in our office then overnight in the same hotel.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

Early in the morning “Magic Expedition’s” guide will pick up at your hotel and take you to the bus station and then drive to Arughat by local bus. Via Trisuli River (famous for white water rafting) and reach to Dhading Besi (Headquarter of Dhading district) and drive through the village with seeing mountains the road is off-road after Dhading Besi. It takes 9/10 hours full drive then stay overnight at lodge.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Arughat
  • 600m

The trek starts from Arughat following Budigandaki river and rice field, local houses also view of the Ganesh Himal mountains and beautiful scenery .6 hours walking to labubesi and stay there overnight at lodge.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lapu Besi
  • 880m

We trek to Dovan6/7 hours walking via Machhakhola, Khorlabensi, Tatopani (Natural Hot spring). Tatopani there is few lodges overnight at lodge.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Tatopani
  • 930m

Continue to the Philim Gaun the trekking trail follows slowly ascending to Yuru Khola then reach to Jagat (Jagat is main checking post of the Manaslu restricted area permit and then hike to Sirdibas village, Ghatekhola and reach to Philim gaun; this is big Gurung village. Explore the town and stay there overnight at lodge

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Philim
  • 1590m

Today we trek to Different trail to Chumling after Ekle Bhatti we will meet two paths one is following to Manaslu region & one is to Tsum valley areas, Today we walk 5/6 hours then stay at Chumling for overnight at lodge.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Chumling
  • 2360m

The trek following Syar Khola and Rainjam and reach to Chhekamparo, this is Tsum Valley restricted areas permit check post office and big town and then continue trek to Rachen Gompa. It takes about 6 hours walking for today walking then overnight at lodge.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Chhokangparo
  • 3010m

The valley is getting wider and nice the trekking trail is gradual up to Mu Gompa via local villages with viewing mountain views. It is a very nice to walk 5 with snow mountain views, today we walk about 4 hours then stay overnight at Gompa.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Mu Gompa
  • 3900m

After exploration around Mu Gompa, we trek down to RACHEN GOMPA. The trail leads same route to Phurbe and then cross the Bridge and come down via Bursi( Melerepa Footprint), lama gaon and Nakyu village. It takes 6 hours walking don hill then stay overnight at home stay.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Rachen Gompa
  • 3240m

The trial follows the same way to Sarpu Khola and we trek to Gompa Lungden .6 hours walking then stay overnight at Gompa.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Gumba Lungdang
  • 3200m

Explore around Ganesh Himal Base camp then back to Lungdang for overnight at homestay.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Ganesh Himal Base Camp
  • 4200m

Trek Back to Lokpa through the same trail and mostly descending and a forest walk. 6/7 hours walking then stay overnight at lodge.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lokpa
  • 2240m

Today we will catch the main trail of Manaslu circuit and follow the same river of Budi Gandaki with jungle walk to Deng

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Ghap
  • 2160m

Today we trek to Lho it takes 7 hours walking via jungle with a view of Ganesh Himal and other mountains. Overnight in Lho at tea house.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lho
  • 3180m

We climb through a forest of oaks, fir and rhododendrons today while entering closely packed houses of Lihi. Further, our trail leaves the Lihi village and enters another village of Sho (2960m) where we get some spectacular views of Mount Manaslu North (7157m) and Naike Peak (5515m). Walking further will bring us to the settlement of Shrip. We then climb through a trail some time to reach the village of Samagaon where we stay overnight.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Samagaon
  • 3530m

Today we will have many choices for the acclimatization; - Visit to Birendra Tal ( lake), Monastery and local town. - Hike to Manaslu Base camp full day -Hike to Punggen Gompa 5/6 hours

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3530m

Our route passes the juniper and birch forests and the stone hut of Kermo Kharka today. Trekking further for some hours, we eventually reach Samdo where we stay overnight.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Samdo
  • 3860m

Today, we descend on a wide and gentle trail from Samdo. We pass through a stone archway. We climb gently over the huge Larkya Glacier and get to the ridge where there is a viewpoint t the edge of a huge gorge. We reach Dharmasala after trekking for some hours. We stay overnight at a local guesthouse in Dharmasala.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Dharmasala
  • 4470m

Today, we leave Dharmasala crossing several moraines. We descend past four frozen lakes and reach Larkya La from where we can witness the tremendous views of Himlung Himal (7126m) and others including Annapurna II, Gyaji Kung, Cheo Himal, and Kang Guru. We further descend along the grassy moraine to a small meadow called Bhimtang where we stay overnight.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Bhimtang
  • 3930

Drive 6 hours to Besnisahar by local jeep via Annapurna trekking trail. Bensisahar is Headquarter of lamjung district. Overnight in Besishar in guest house.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Lodge
  • Besisahar
  • 840m

Today, in the morning, we drive back to Kathmandu from Besishar. It takes approximately 7 hours to arrive at Kathmandu. We celebrate the farewell dinner together with “Magic Expedition” Team. You stay overnight at standard hotel.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

“Magic Expedition” will provide free transportation to international Airport By private car to your home or other destination.

  • BF
  • NON
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

What to Expect

  • Airport Pickup and Drop.
  • 2 Night Hotel with Breakfast at Kathmandu.
  • 19Night Lodge with full board meals during trek.
  • All necessary document like tims and permit
  • Transportation as per the itinerary.
  • English speaking experience trekking guide.
  • Porters according to the requirement
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal expenditure like Hard and cold drinks, Laundry, telephone etc.
  • Guide / Porter Tips

Useful Info

Permit and Regulation

Because of the Restricted trekking route, the Permit of this region is different from the normal trekking region like Annapurna, Everest, and Langtang. According to the Government Regulation, the Permit of Manaslu trekking region is quoted Offseason and Peak season. The rate of the permit in Peak season starts from March to May and Sep to November is 70 U.S dollars for 7 days. The rate of the permit for offseason is quoted 50 u.s dollars for 7 days. To process the permit you need to have at least 4 passport size of Photo and on arrival, you need to show an original passport to the government to grant the Permit. The Tims card is not necessary but it is compulsory to take MCAP ( Manaslu conservation Area Permit ) and ACAP ( Annapurna Conservation Area Permit ). Individual trekker and traveler are not allowed in this trekking route so that for the permit there must be at least 2 groups of trekkers with government register guide and there Travel insurance is compulsory.

When is the best Season For Manaslu Trek:

Even though the best trekking season in Nepal is March to May and Sep to Nov. We like to give some hence to the trekker to choose their month of Adventure. Since the trek starts from the Low altitude Arukhet 700m to the High altitude Larke Pass 5160m definitely there will change the range of temperature of climate. Find some hence of the weather condition.

January And February: The winter time in Nepal. Mostly trekkers said Few people and very quiet during trekking and it is cold and icy and the sky is clear. On this month Changing weather pattern is difficult to say. So there is need of Crampons for descending the Pass. Need to bring a tent to some places.

March: Good weather not too cold at high up and not to warm at down below. The beautiful Rhododendrons can see from Deng up to Shyala.

April: Getting Hot in weather in Lower. The beautiful Rhododendrons can see from Deng up to Shyala.

May: The month is hot and sweaty. The last of the Rhododendrons bloom can be seen.

June and July and August: Start Moonsoon no trekker can be seen and very few lodges is in activity.

September: The end of Moonson but still the possibility of Haze and rain. Begin to start good weather for trekking from the mid of September.

October: Best time and Magnificent for the Trekking Time.

November: It is cold higher up but still best month for the trekking.

December: Getting cold but best view with the clear sky.

Different travelers have different minds; it means different perspectives on travel. Accordingly, considering such different preferences for traveling according to their budget and time frame, this trip program also can be customized.

Teahouse trekking:

Tea house trekking takes you to the mountain where you stay every overnight at guest house. Food and accommodations are provided according to your choice at the guest house.

Carrying my stuff when trekking:

We will employ our porters to carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. This is included in the price of each trek. We provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance with the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general, 12kg is more than sufficient. If you have unnecessary stuff that are not required during the trekking days in the mountain, you can leave at the hotel till you come back. They will store it safely.
Normally each porter will carry 2 peoples rucksacks and he will simply tie them together using rope (this does not harm any of the rucksacks). If you are trekking with a friend or loved one, and there is space in one rucksack for both your possessions, then please feel free to share the same rucksack but please ensure that it weighs less than 24kg.
It is helpful if you do not put things that you may need during the day in your large rucksack as you will not be walking with your porter at all times.

Can I drink the tap water:

We don’t recommend you to drink the tap water in the mountains since it is not safe. To help prevent contamination of the environment, we discourage tourists from drinking from plastic bottles especially when in the mountains. Non-plastic bottle options include:

1) Drinking boiled water from teahouses.
2) Drinking ginger and lemon tea to reduce the need for water consumption.
3) Purifying tap/river water using a chloride pump, iodine, or chlorine tablets. The taste of the tablets is not appetizing, so it is recommendable to use a dissolvable vitamin tablet to add flavor.

Altitude sickness:

The more you ascend to higher altitude, the more oxygen will be less. Normally, no traveler will be suffered from altitude sickness below 4ooo m. high. But this is not the case always. Those who lack good stamina, physical fitness, those who drink a lot and smoke will likely to suffer altitude sickness.
Mild and common symptoms include headaches (also a symptom of dehydration), low appetite, and restless sleep. More moderate symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhoea. Many compare altitude sickness to the sensations of having a hangover. Severe symptoms include blue lips and fingernails, severe difficulty breathing, poor coordination, fatigue, and drowsiness. To avoid altitude sickness, we recommend you to descend down to the lower altitude, hydrate sufficiently and maintain nutrition. In case you have these above-mentioned symptoms, inform to our guide since he will be far more experienced than you.

Travel insurance:

It is required to have travel insurance that covers your rescue in case you have suffered any kind of sickness in high altitude including altitude sickness. We hope everything will be fine during the trekking days but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may occur. Many standard policies cover you for trekking to high altitudes, such as on the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, but it is very important to check this before you go. Here is a list of insurance companies that we have collected information on (however it is your responsibility to confirm that the information on our website correct):
We recommend companies such as Ensure and Go, Virgin Money, and The Post office, as they currently cover the altitudes of all our treks.
For more information please see our information section.

What is your cancellation policy:

If you choose to cancel the service(s) that you have paid to Magic Adventure, we will refund your payment in accordance to the following schedule:
75% refund of total trip price for a cancellation made 14 days prior to the original departure date.
50% refund of the total trip price for a cancellation made 7 days prior to the original departure date.
0% refund of total trip price for a cancellation made 3 days or fewer days prior to the original departure date.
Please note that you can transfer your bookings to another trip if desired less any costs incurred by us in organizing you trip.