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Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking - 12 days

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12 days
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All ground transportation as per itnerary.
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2 nights hotel in Kathmandu/12 nights during trek
3 meals a day(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) During trek
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Trip Route
Kathmandu-Soti Khola-Machha Khola-Jagat-Lokpa-Chumling-Chhokang Paro-Nile-Mu Gumpa-Filim-Tatopani-Kathmandu


The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek offers a mesmerizing journey through the pristine landscapes and cultural treasures of the Manaslu region and the sacred Tsum Valley in Nepal. This trek combines the adventure of trekking around the eighth highest mountain in the world, Mount Manaslu (8,163 meters), with the exploration of the culturally rich Tsum Valley, known as the "Hidden Valley of Happiness."

The adventure typically begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola, followed by trekking through lush forests, terraced fields, and remote villages. Along the way, you are treated to breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, including Manaslu and Ganesh Himal.

One of the highlights of the trek is the Tsum Valley, a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley nestled between the Sringi Himal to the north and Ganesh Himal to the south. This hidden gem is home to ancient Buddhist monasteries, chortens, and mani walls, where you can immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage of the region. The Tsum Valley is also known for its warm hospitality, with friendly locals welcoming you into their homes and offering insights into their way of life.

As you ascend higher into the mountains, they pass through rugged terrain and high mountain passes, including the challenging Larkya La Pass (5,160 meters). Crossing this pass offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, and Annapurna II.

Throughout the trek, trekkers have the opportunity to witness diverse flora and fauna, including rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, and elusive wildlife such as the snow leopard and Himalayan tahr.

The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking is a perfect blend of adventure and culture, offering you an unforgettable experience in one of the most remote and unspoiled regions of Nepal. Whether marveling at the towering peaks of the Manaslu range or exploring the ancient monasteries of Tsum Valley, this trek is sure to leave a lasting impression on all who undertake it.

Important Note

It's important for you to carefully review the inclusions and exclusions provided by Nepal Everest Adventures and clarify any uncertainties before booking the Everest Base Camp Trek. Additionally, you should consider your personal preferences, budget, and specific needs when before your trip booking.

Trip Itinerary

  • Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Arughat.
  • Enjoy scenic views of terraced fields, rivers, and small villages along the way.
  • Overnight stay in Soti Khola.

  • Trek along the Budhi Gandaki River, passing through lush forests and small settlements.
  • Cross suspension bridges and enjoy views of waterfalls and rocky cliffs.
  • Overnight stay in Machha Khola.

  • Continue trekking along the Budhi Gandaki River.
  • Pass through the villages of Tatopani and Dobhan.
  • Trek uphill to Jagat, a picturesque village with stone houses and terraced fields.
  • Overnight stay in Jagat.

  • Trek through pine and rhododendron forests.
  • Pass through Philim, a traditional Gurung village.
  • Continue trekking to Lokpa, the entrance to the Tsum Valley.
  • Overnight stay in Lokpa.

  • Enter the Tsum Valley and trek to Chumling village.
  • Enjoy views of the Shringi Himal and Ganesh Himal ranges.
  • Explore the village and visit the local monastery.
  • Overnight stay in Chumling.

  • Trek uphill to Chhokang Paro, a Tibetan-influenced village.
  • Pass through lush forests and traditional stone houses.
  • Visit the ancient monastery of Chhokang Paro.
  • Overnight stay in Chhokang Paro.

  • Trek to Nile, the largest village in the Tsum Valley.
  • Pass through the villages of Lamagaon and Rainjam.
  • Visit the Milarepa's Cave, a sacred pilgrimage site.
  • Overnight stay in Nile.

  • Spend the day exploring Mu Gompa, the largest monastery in the Tsum Valley.
  • Visit the monastic school and interact with the monks.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayas from Mu Gompa.
  • Overnight stay near Mu Gompa.

  • Trek back to Chhokang Paro via Rachen Gompa.
  • Explore Rachen Gompa, another important monastery in the Tsum Valley.
  • Overnight stay in Chhokang Paro.

  • Trek back to Lokpa, retracing your steps through the Tsum Valley.
  • Enjoy the scenic views along the way.
  • Overnight stay in Lokpa.

  • Trek back to Philim village.
  • Pass through lush forests and traditional villages.
  • Overnight stay in Philim.

  • Trek back to Machha Khola, retracing your steps along the Budhi Gandaki River.
  • Enjoy the last day of trekking in the Tsum Valley.
  • Overnight stay in Machha Khola.

  • Trek back to Soti Khola, where the trek ends.
  • Drive back to Kathmandu via Arughat.
  • Transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

  • Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
  • Departure from Kathmandu.

This itinerary provides a comprehensive overview of the Tsum Valley Trek, allowing trekkers to experience the rich culture, stunning landscapes, and warm hospitality of the Tsum Valley. Keep in mind that trekking itineraries may vary depending on factors such as weather conditions, group preferences, and time constraints.

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           Permits and Fees:
    • This usually covers the Tsum Valley Manaslu Restricted Area Permit, Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP)
           Guide and Porter:
    • Most packages include the cost of a licensed guide and porter(s). Guides are essential for navigation, safety, and cultural insights, while porters help carry your gear, allowing you to enjoy the trek with less load and their Insurance.
    • 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu and accommodations along the trekking route, usually in tea houses or lodges, are included. These are basic but comfortable enough for you.
    • Meals:
    • Typically, meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are included during the trek. The meals are usually provided at the tea houses or lodges where you stay. Meals can range from local Nepali cuisine.
    • Transportation by bus from Kathmandu to Soti and back Kathmandu is included in the package. 
           First Aid Kit:
    • We Most provide a basic first aid kit. However, it's advisable to carry your own personal medications and supplies.

Doesn't Include

    International Flights:
    • The cost of international flights to and from Nepal is generally not included in the trekking package.
    Travel Insurance:
    • It's highly recommended to purchase travel insurance that covers trekking activities, medical emergencies, and evacuation in case of emergencies. This is typically not included in the package.

    Personal Expenses:

    • Expenses such as additional snacks, drinks (beyond the provided meals), souvenirs, and tipping for guides and porters are not usually included.
    Gear Rental:
    • If you need to rent trekking gear such as sleeping bags, down jackets, or trekking poles this cost is typically not included in the package.
    Optional Side Trips:
    • Any additional side trips or activities not explicitly mentioned in the itinerary, such as side treks to nearby villages or attractions, are typically not included and may incur additional costs.


    Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Map

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