Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek - 20 DaysTsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek - 20 Days

Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek - 20 Days

Key Information
  • Duration22 Days
  • Difficulty LevelDifficult
  • Max Altitude5,106 m/16,751ft
  • Arrival CityKathmandu
  • Best TimeMarch-May/Sep.-Dec.
  • Group Size2-16

About The Trip

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek in the Himalayas traverses through one of the remote regions of Nepal, being in the majestic Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m/26,758 ft.). You will also cross over adventurous high pass Larkya La (5,106 m/16,751ft) off beaten paths, closed to the border side of Nepal and Tibet. Astonishing views of Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m/26,774 ft.), Gangapurna (7,455 m/24,457 ft.), Annapurna I (8,091 m/26,545 ft.), Annapurna South (7,219 m/23,693 ft.), and Annapurna III (7,555 m/24,350 ft.), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m/24,350 ft.), Shringi Himal (7,165 m/23,507 ft.), and Boudha Himal (6,672 m/21,890 ft.).The vicinity of Hindu and Buddhist culture apportioned untamed life, stunning mountain vistas, furious and never-ending streams, and a genuine nation lifestyle that has resisted the spread for ages.

Overview

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek in Nepal lies near the border of Tibet, where Manaslu Circuit was opened in 1992 and Tsum Valley in 2008. This leads you through the beaten paths to the lap of the world’s 8th highest mountain, diverse wilderness, and fantastic flora and fauna. It’s a new trekking route in Nepal and least explored by tourists. You will touch imposing panoramic Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh, dramatic landscape, canyons, and patchwork meadows, geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking is well, old-fashioned craftsmanship, culture, and religion. It adds sumptuously repaying expansion to your trip.

A trip to Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek is a mysterious and magical place. It is a mixture of green flat and lush lands, dry grazing pasture, and holy mountains. On the initial day during the trek, you will trek with Budi Gandaki Valley, comprised of dense forests, fields, and pleasant villages. As you trek higher, we pass alpine landscapes, glacial rivers and enjoy the kind hospitality of local villages. Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is rich in endangered floras and faunas as you cross 2 conservation areas called Manaslu Conservation Area and Annapurna Conservation Area.

As you enter the Tsum Valley trial, you will experience untouched from the modern world in both cultural and natural beauty with a distinctive flavor of civilization. The ancient Tsum Valley is still visible today by its surroundings, old monasteries, mani walls, and fluttering prayer flags in the trials. We will also get an opportunity to visit ancient Buddhist Gombas like Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa, among others.

Trip to Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal is Himalayan jewels to observe a sparkling array of panoramic peaks, a wide range of scenery, cultural variety, and a peaceful valley. Trekkers visiting this beyond the imagination Manalsu Tsum valley have an exceptionally unforgettable experience. Gear yourself walk on the spiritual trial enhancing inner peace and eliminate negative thoughts from your life. Besides this, you can also check other off-the-beaten trials like Kanchenjunga Trek, Tso Rolpa Trek, Nar Phu Valley Trek, and many more.

Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek Route

An incredible drive through the middle of the hills assists us to Soti Khola. The Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trekking trail crosses several edges and towns as it rises to Philim. Here it changes east into the lower, by then increasingly broad Upper Tsum Valley. You will be blessed to see Himalayan Tahrs and Bharal (blue sheep), pursued by the slippery snow jaguars. Join the town of Chhekampar with its stone houses, rooftops, and Milarepa’s cavern. The monastery at Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa toward the south is another attraction during the trek. Gumba Lungdang is another notable religious shelter where trekkers are invited tonight to worship. Their eye-catching perspectives of Mt. Ganesh are among the best on the trek. From that point, a wood step assists the Ganesh Himal Base Camp.

At Lokpa, the trail joins the Manaslu Circuit Trek and moves through the Kutang; inhabited by Tibetan people with their own distinctive customs and language. The area is forested and displays a sight of Himal Chuli, Ngadi Chuli, and Manaslu with the icy blocks that stream from their flanks. In Samagaun, you will get a chance to investigate and find the astonishing Birendra Tal or visit the Kargyu Chholing Monastery, Pungyen Monastery, or Manaslu Base Camp (4,400 m). A while later, trekkers need to walk far from Samagaun and wander ahead to Samdo and Dharmasala. At that point, the trail climbs uphill toward the Larkya La, catching unimaginable vistas. At the intersection of the Larkya La pass (5,125 m), ahead shifts to the Marshyangdi Valley with the magnificent view of Mt. Annapurna and Himlung. Descending from pass drops into the Annapurna Conservation Area downstream to Dharapani and transport back to Kathmandu.

Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulty

The trek begins from sub-tropical to tundra climatic zones, whereas crossing six different climatic zones. The trekking elevation is distinct. It spreads from 715 m to 5,218 m and goes through the Budi Gandaki valley, surrounded by Mt Manaslu. It is challenging due to its gradual altitude and walking into thin air. The Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek is perfect for excellent physical conditions and keen to walk at high altitudes. Trekking in this region is moderate to strenuous.

 

Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek Weather

Selecting the best season offers spectacular views and scenery of clear mountains and colorful natures. Nepal has 4 seasons: summer, autumn, winter, and spring.

Spring Season

This season falls from March to May month and also the highly recommended season of the year. The trials will fill with lots of adventure lovers as it’s the best time to observe a magnificent clear picture of mountains and beautiful surroundings. The average temperature of this trek will be around 5 to 17 degrees Celsius. You will have a comfortable and cozy night in suitable tea house treks. During the day, it’s quite hot so you can walk comfortably.

You will also witness the blooming rhododendron and the chirping sound of the birds. Colorful wildflowers will light up the entire region of Manaslu which fills your heart with mixed emotions of excitement, peace, and joy.

Autumn Season

Autumn falls from September to November, which is another great season for trekking. You will encounter neither too hot nor too cold during the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek. Autumn falls just after the monsoon ends, and hills are refilled and lush with energetic views in clean air washed by rain. There will be light rain, but the views afterward are marvelous. Days are warmer between 15 to 20 degrees Celsius, whereas night will be a little colder.

The views are crystal clear, providing a wide range of beautiful mountains and green hills. During this joyous season, you will witness the mountains, hills, rivers, and waterfalls full of life. Many festivals like Dashain, Tihar, Chhat fall in this season. You will get a chance to observe Nepalese culture and celebrate different festivals with locals.

Winter Season

This season falls between December to February, and it is the least favorite season of the year for Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek. The weather is freezing cold during the night, but still, the adventure lover can trek here. If you have the right backpack, there will be easy to complete the trip. Repeated snowballs in the trials and strong winds are the main obstacle in the winter season. The temperature will be -3 to 10 degrees Celsius.

Summer Season

Summer is the hottest and rainy season of Nepal, which falls between June and August. The weather is too hot with constant rainfall, which leads to slippery and uncomfortable trails. Trekking in this season may be dangerous and tiresome, and the flight schedule may be changed or cancel. The temperature will be between 5 to 15-degree Celsius.

 

Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek Permit Cost

Tsum Valley Restricted Permit

  • Tsum Valley trek permit costs USD 40.00 for the first 7 days and USD 7.00 each additional day from September to November.
  • Tsum Valley trek permit costs USD 30.00 for the first 7 days and USD 7.00 each extra day from December to August.

Manaslu Restricted Permit

  • Manaslu trek permit costs USD 70.00 for the first 7 days and USD 10.00 each additional day from September to November.
  • Manaslu trek permit costs USD 50.00 for the first 7 days and USD7.00 each extra day from December to August.

Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP)

The entry fee for Nepalese is Rs.100 per person, for SAARC Rs.1,000 per person, and for other Nationals Rs.3,000 per person.

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

The entry fee per person, for SAARC USD.10 per person, and for other Nationals USD.30 per person.

Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost

When you are thinking about traveling the Himalayas like Manaslu, there will be many factors to consider, like journey, most reasonable time, and how fit we need to be? But one of the most crucial questions will be, “How much does Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek cost?”

Whether you are budget dependent or not, it is essential to consider how much you want to pay for the trip and what is the actual cost. The baseline cost of the Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek will depend on the number of variables. Your cost will change based on how comprehensive you want your journey to be.

On average, this trek will generally be 20-24 days, and the cost is somewhere within USD 2246 to USD 2155. This cost covers domestic flights, trekking permits, meals, professional trekking guides, porters, accommodation, entry fees, and others. You will get some discounts if you are in the group. The cost of Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek highly depends upon traveling as private or in a group.

 

Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek Altitude

                                               Photo: Altitude Chart

 

Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Soti Khola from Kathmandu.
  • Trekking around Mt Manaslu (8,163 m) the world’s eighth tallest mountain.
  • Side tour around the Birendra Lake, or hike to Manaslu Base Camp during the rest day at Samagon.
  • Magnificent Mountain views, waterfalls, and landscape.
  • Explore the ancient monasteries and Gompa in Narphu and Manaslu valley.
  • Larke- La Pass (5,160 m).
  • Mu & Lungdang Gompas in Tsum valley.
  • Majestic view of glaciers, Lakes, rock, and mountain-like Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh, and many more.
  • The unique cultural blend of Tibetan Nupri and Gurung inhabitants with lovely typical local villages, traditions, and hospitality.

Itinerary

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A representative from The Himalayan Odyssey will receive you outside the airport Terminal Hall. Look for your name on the placard. He will greet you and transfer you to the designated hotel. Afternoon stroll around the colorful market of Thamel.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1,300 m/4,265 ft

On this day, you will have the chance to interact with your guide and do some shopping for your trek.

Later, you have time to go around the famous UNESCO world heritage sites around Kathmandu valley. You can visit places such as Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Pashupati, and Swayambhunath.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • TimeFree Day
  • Maximum Altitude1,300 m/4,265 ft

After breakfast, a 70km scenic drive along the Prithvi Highway through forested middle hill takes us to Malekhu. Then 30km secondary tarred road towards north along the Trisuli River, followed by rutted 35km dirt road northwest to Arughat on the Budhi Gandaki. A further 3-hour drive up the west bank of the river takes us to Soti Khola. Overnight at Soti Khola.

  • Accommodation Hotel
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time8-9 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude700m/2,300ft

After breakfast, we gradually descend through stunning Sal forests. It then climbs over the forested and terraced ridge, passing several waterfalls. The trail becomes narrow as it contours to the side of cliffs and descends, passing rice paddies before rising to the picturesque Gurung village of Labubesi (885m/2,800ft). We then cross a suspension bridge over stunning Nauli Khola falls. The valley gradually widens out and descends onto gravel banks along the river before ascending gently to the Dovan. Overnight at Dovan.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time5–6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude873 m/2,854 ft

Today the trail follows the river with few ups and down before crossing the Thado Khola and up to Khorlabesi, where buckwheat, coffee, and tobacco are harvested. We then enter a lush narrow gorge that squeezes the river’s progress. We then cross the landslide with a dicey path before the three hot springs in Tatopani. Gently climbing to the ridge, we cross the Budhi Gandaki and take a staircase that leads us to a ridge and further to Dobhan. Overnight in Dobhan

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time7-8 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,570 m/5,150 ft

Today, the trail continues north until Jagat – the place of stone flag street. From Jagat, we climb through a rocky trail amidst small trees offering a superb view of Shringi Himal to the village of Philim. Overnight in Philim.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time7-8 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2886 m/9470 ft

After breakfast, we take a northward trail through lush grasses and rise up to the village of Chisopani and then continue towards the millet fields of Ekle Bhatti. We then gently climb down beneath a stunning waterfall into a gorge below and a confluence before “New Bridge”: from where the trail splits. We take the right trail via a well-graded, exposed, and zigzag path through blue pines and rhododendrons to Lokpa and the narrow Lower Tsum Valley. The Tsum region shelters 4,000 people in 18 different villages. Then we drop down through the lush forest, crossing small streams before making a long and steep climb up the south side of Siyar Khola gorge that flows the Tsum valley. Next, we descend to Gumlung and Siyar Khola before crossing a suspension bridge to do a final climb to the gentler narrow trail to Chumling. The houses are classic Tibetan but built with sloping roofs to avoid rain and snow. Overnight in Chumling.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time5–6 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,030 m/ 9,940 ft

After breakfast, we continue beyond Chumling and cross the suspension bridge into a new forest, grown over a landslide. We then pass a small water-operated prayer wheel on a “Nepal Flat” path through a lush forest. Here we can witness abundant white-faced langurs. We further move towards the Tanju and small Damphe Gompa, which houses hundreds of small ceramic statues of Chenresig (the symbol of Compassion). As we continue forward, we reach Dumje, which serves a superb view of the Ganesh Himal and Baudha Peak.

Further beyond is Rainjam farm, from where we drop down to cross the river of Sarphu Khola. We then make 2.5 hours climb on a well-graded but exposed track to the Upper Tsum Valley. Chortens are built amidst Chhokang and Paro village: which is a combined form is known as Chhekampar (place of wisdom). The valley is broad, but the houses are stacked nearby the cliff to allow full space to cultivate barley, maize, buckwheat, and potatoes. We can see herds of Tahr frequently grazing on a high slope to the north. Overnight in Chhekampar

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time5–6 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,360 m/ 11,020 ft

Today is a relatively short and more accessible day: with so much to explore on a broad valley floor on both sides of the river. Exploration of sights is divided into two days: To the north part of the river, from Chhekampar, we walk past the school at Kaya and reach the cousin village of Ngakyu and Leru. The magnificent Rachen Nunnery stands across the river. The trail then climbs to a small ridge decorated with chortens before Lama Gaon. Next, we continue towards the village of Burji and within its vicinity is Milarepa’s cave, nestled at the edge of Langju Himal. At Milerapa Cave, we can discover the Milarepa’s footprint and a rock-shaped elephant.

Further east of the cave is the retreat monastery Chi Phu that is nestled at the slopes higher up the Langju Himal. The trail then crosses the river and joins the trail from Rachen Gompa to the Nile before Phurbe. To the south part of the river, we cross the bridge to the southeast bank of the river and continue northeast to Rachen, Nile, and onto Tibet. The Rachen Nunnery, which was built in 1905, is surrounded by spacious walls, and the interior is decorated with murals showcasing the history of Buddhism. The nunnery belongs to Ngak-pa Sect, which strictly prohibits animal slaughter. Further is the village of Phurbe, and little beyond is Pangdun, which Gompa has a large prayer wheel. Beyond Pangdun, the trail zigzags to the north to reach the impressive entrance gate to the village of Chhule shortly before the unusual round stupa. About half an hour walk to the south is the Gonhgye Monastery (two-story 700 years old Gompa); with appealing mountain views. Beyond the Gompa, the trail crosses the tributary with stunning waterfalls ahead and then crosses the Siyar Khola back to the west bank. A final short climb takes us to the Nile. Overnight in the Nile

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • TimeFree Day

Today after having breakfast at Nile village, you will be back to Chumling. Today you will be walking for approximately 6-7 hours. You will retrace the trail and pass through Rachen Gompa. After some additional walk, you will finally reach Chumling.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,263 m/7,425 ft

Today we follow the trail that leads us down to the Deng. The trail leads us down to the confluence with the Manaslu trail. We then cross the Budhi Gandaki River and continue through the narrow gorge with several ups and downs. We cross the river several times, and after the suspension bridge, we enter into a bamboo forest before rising to the village of Deng. Deng is populated by Gurungs who follow the practices of Buddhism.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time6-7 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,860 m/6,102 ft

After the early morning breakfast, we will start our trek by crossing the east bank and corves up to Rana. A short series of vertical ups and downs lead to another bridge tributary crossing a secluded mill before descending to the Bihi Phedi. You will then pass through the forest and mani walls, where we turn towards a corner that contours to Ghap. After some hours of additional trek, you will reach Namrung.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time7-8 Hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,630 m/ 8,630 ft

Namrung is the entrance point to the Upper Nupri region, which is inhabited by Tibet and speaks a different dialect of western Tibet. They trade across the passes from Tibet. The trail continues through a mixed forest and extensive barley fields: guarded by bear watchers (simple guard towers dot fields from Bihi Phedi to Shrip). In Lihi, we can see the array of houses grouped in a single shingled roof. There are many impressive chortens with astounding Himal Chuli (7,893m/25,897ft) to the south. To the east is Ganesh Himal. The trail then descends and enters a side-valley to cross the Hinang Khola. Next, it climbs up to the chorten from where the impressive view of Nagdi Chuli to the side-valley walls. The trail further climbs with great views on the way to Shrip, passing a large prayer wheel. On the way up to Lho, we get the first glimpse of Manaslu (8th highest peak0, Manaslu North, and Naike Peak. A steep climb takes us to the hilltop village of Lho. Overnight in Lho

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time4–5 hours
  • Maximum Altitude3,180 m/ 10,430 ft

The Budi Gandaki appears far below in the valley north of the trail. The trail follows the long mani wall out of Lho before descending steeply to cross the Damonan Khola tributary. We can make a side excursion to Pungen Glacier from here we can enjoy the great views of Manaslu. We follow the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier toward Samagaon Overnight in Samagaon.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Maximum Altitude3,520 m/ 11,550 ft

Sama is the regional center of Nupri. Today we explore the architecture and customs of Sama Gaon: potatoes, barley, and buckwheat are grown in a short growing season. The Labrang (Lama’s Place) Gompa in the lower village and the Kargyu Chholing Monastery are built some 500 years back when Tibetans inhabited the region. The architecture of the monastery is unique, with alluring woodwork. There are eight temples: the largest Pemba Chholing Gompa houses the large statue of Guru Rinpoche. We can hike a little further to Birendra Tal (3,450m), located beyond the astonishing Manaslu Glacier. Overnight in Sama Gaon.

  • Accommodation Free Day
  • MealsB,L,D

Today we drop down to Budhi Gandaki and walk past the lake and several mani walls. The walk further is easy through the juniper and birch forest that surrounds Kermo Khara. The trail again drops down to Budhi Gandaki and crosses a wooden bridge before making a steep climb on a ridge above the juncture of the river with Mayol Khola. From here, we climb to the stone arch and further to the field before a white Kani at the entrance to the village: an attractive, cold, yak and goat herding area. A zigzag up yak track with the view of Samdo Peak leads us to Samdo. Overnight in Samdo.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Maximum Altitude3,860 m/ 12,663 ft

Today we drop down to the northern village and cross the Budhi Gandaki for the last time to reach the Larkya Bazaar. Wen then follows the westward trail on a grassy slope forested with scrub juniper, rhododendron, and lichen. On the way, we get the sight of Manaslu's northern ridge. Further, we walk gradually to the valley towards the Larkya Glacier beyond the impressive Larkya La Phedi called Dharmasala. Dharmasala is the base camp Larkya La Pass. Here we overnight in a guesthouse built with stones. The guesthouse has a small kitchen and dining room with 15 double rooms, two tunnel tents, each with eight cramped beds. Overnight in Dharamsala.

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Maximum Altitude4,460 m/ 14,630 ft

Today is the day that we have been desperately waiting for. We ascend for 3 -5 to reach the summit and descend 3 – 4 hours to Bimthang. We walk amidst of cold and windy climate. From Dharamsala, we climb gently to a ridge followed by a long but gradual climb to the vast and jumbled moraine. A short ascend takes us to an ablation valley, and a small drop takes us to the first of the four small scattered frozen lakes. A gentle climb to the left of glacial moraine and final ascend takes us to the first set of summit flags. On the way, we get a superb view of Pawar Himal and Samdo Peak. We further continue along the long moraine ridge to reach the second set of flags and stunning views ahead. Here we get the mesmerizing views of Pawar Peak, Cheo Himal, the Himlung Pyramid, Kang Garu, Gyaji Kung, and Annapurna II. The drop starts from the summit to the moraine and then goes through the scree slopes down to the Dangboche Kharka. From Dangboche Kharka, we follow the winding trail on a lateral moraine of Bhimthang Glacier to reach the picturesque Bimthang valley. To the north is Kechakyu Himal and the majestic Manaslu northeast face rises to the east. Overnight in Bimthang

  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time8–9 hours
  • Maximum Altitude5,160m/ 16,928ft
  • Accommodation Teahouse Lodge
  • MealsB,L,D
  • Time5-6 hours
  • Maximum Altitude2,300 m/7,546 ft

After breakfast, we take an early morning jeep drive through the bumpy road to Besi Sahar and then drive further via the paved road back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation 3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Time7–8 hours
  • Maximum Altitude1,300m/ 4, 265ft

Your adventure trek in Nepal comes to an end today. A representative from The Himalayan Odyssey will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport right at the scheduled time (3 hours prior to the fight).

    Cost Details

    Included
    • Arrival transfer from the international airport to your hotel
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu with BB plan
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek
    • Manaslu Conservation Area and Annapurna Conservation Area Park entry
    • Restricted Area Permit
    • Experienced Himalayan trek guide and porter (2 trekkers: 1 guide and porter)
    • Private transportation from Kathmandu to Soti Khola
    • Tourist Bus from Besisahar to Kathmandu
    • Sharing jeep from Jagat to Beisisahar
    • Tea house lodge during your trek. 
    • First Aid Kit during the trek
    • Staff Insurance
    • Salary, food, and accommodation of your staff during the trek
    • All ground transportation as per itinerary
    • Tour Certificate
    • Farewell Dinner
    Excluded
    • International flight ticket
    • International airport tax
    • Visa Fee
    • Other personal items. (Phone calls, snacks, hot and cold drinks, laundry, alcohol, extra porter, shower, etc )
    • Excess baggage cost during your domestic flight
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips for staff and guide
    • Private Travel Equipment
    • Excess baggage cost during your domestic flight
    • Anything that is not listed in the “PRICE INCLUDES” section above

    Good to Know

    Packing List for Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek

    Every trekking requires certain preparation of gears and types of equipment for the journey to make your trip more comfortable. It is recommended to carry the necessary and light things so that it will be easy while you are walking. The following belongings are recommended that should be brought, although we concede that our clients have their own decision for the clothing. To know what to expect in the Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek, we have prepared some useful clothing & gear during the trek.

     

    Travel Documents

    • Airline tickets (confirmation and itinerary)
    • Nepal Visa form (may be obtained at Kathmandu Airport)
    • Travel insurance policy documents
    • Valid passport
    • Copy of passport (2 copies, first page only)
    • Passport photos (4)

    Travel Equipment

    • Duffel bag (100 liters; no wheels or rigid handles)
    • Lightweight, duffel bag
    • Luggage locks
    • Travel wallet
    • Passport/money belt
    • Sleeping bag liner
    • Travel plug adapters
    • Electrical converter

    Travel Clothing

    • Quick-dry undergarments
    • Synthetic or wool T-shirt
    • Long-sleeve, travel-friendly shirt and pants
    • Casual shoes
    • Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks

    Trekking Equipment

    • Day pack (25–35 liters)
    • Sleeping bag comfortable to 0°F (dependent upon season, weather forecast and personal preference)
    • Waterproof hiking boots
    • Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes)
    • LED headlamp with extra batteries
    • Trekking poles

    Trekking Clothing

    • Wool or synthetic T-shirts (2)
    • Mid-weight fleece or soft-shell jacket (2)
    • Mid-weight down or synthetic parka with hood
    • Convertible hiking pants
    • Fleece pants or insulated pants
    • Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain jacket and pants
    • Mid-weight waterproof and fleece gloves or mittens
    • Sun hat
    • Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks (3 pairs)
    • Liner socks (optional)
    • Glacier sunglasses
    • Neck gaiter, balaclava, Buff or bandana

    Food

    • Energy bars
    • Electrolyte replacement drink mix
    • Snacks (cookies, GORP, Snickers, etc.)

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    FAQs

    • Q1. Where is Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit?

      Tsum valley is situated between 2000 to 3500 asl in the Gorkha district of western Nepal. Mt. Manaslu is part of Mansiri Himal, located in the west-central part of Nepal. The trail follows an ancient salt-trading route along the Budhi Gandaki River. 

    • Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek begins as you leave Kathmandu with a whole day exciting road journey to Soti Khola. The trail rises towards Machha Khola Valley, Jagat, and to Lokpa where the trail leads us to Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit. Descending from pass drops into the Dharapani and transport back to Kathmandu.

    • The highest elevation of Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek is the Larkya La at an elevation of 5,106 meters (16,752 ft).

    • Based on the consideration of many factors like temperature, climate, and scenic view, spring and autumn are the best seasons for Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek. Autumn lies from September to mid-December and Spring lies from March to May,

    • Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek needs a special restricted area permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, and Manaslu Conservation Area.

    • It is a mixture of green flat and lush lands, dry grazing pasture, and godly mountains. Astonishing views of Mt. Manaslu, Gangapurna, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Ganesh Himal (7,422 m/24,350 ft.), Shringi Himal, and Boudha Himal.

    • It is not allowed to get an entry without a guide or a private trek for Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit. You will also need at least two-person and a guide to obtaining it due to the restricted area.

    • The daily gain in altitude during Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek is from 450 to 500 meters.

    • It takes 20 to 25 days to complete Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek.

    • The meal on Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit is very comfortable but not as in cities. The menu is a mixture of local foods, and western food almost everywhere but as we go higher altitude, the menu list will be limited.

    • Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek is moderate for family trekkers with kids. This trekking is comfortable to trek above 12 years fit teenagers.

    • In terms of physical fitness before Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek, it will be better if you do some cardio workouts like running and swimming to increase your stamina. You can also attend some hikes around your own area too.

    • If you are allergic to specific medicines, it is better to consult your doctor and bring your own medicine for Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek. The Himalayan Odyssey will facilitate you with medical kits and other safety concerns to avoid altitude sickness and other sicknesses.

    • To accomplish this trek, past trekking experience would be an advantage although no technical skills are necessary. Novice trekkers can do this trek but should be able to walk 5 to 6 hours a day at a fair pace with a light day pack. 

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