Tsum valley Trek with Manaslu Circuit in Nepal

Tsum Valley Trek with Manaslu Circuit In Nepal

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Overview for Tsum Valley Trek with Manaslu Circuit In Nepal

  • Trip Code: CT-10046
  • Package: Tsum Valley Trek with Manaslu Circuit In Nepal
  • Duration: 22 Day(s)
  • Max Alt.: 5,160m./ 16,924 Ft.
  • Trip Level:
    Requires some level of experience in trekking with basic physical ability.
  • Group Size: Min. 2- Max. 12
  • Start At: Kathmandu
  • Ends At: Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Public Bus | Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation: Guest House | Hotel

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the remote and isolated Himalayan hidden valleys
  • Travel to Tibetan border on the northern side of Manaslu region
  • Witness the age old monasteries, chortens, and gompas
  • Himalayan ranges of Manaslu and Annapurna region
  • Manaslu Conservation Area and it's biodiversity
  • Tsum Valley exploration


Travel to Tsum Valley along with Manaslu Circuit exploration offers travelers an amazing journey into the Himalayan wilderness where lies the eighth highest mountain in the world, i.e. Mount Manaslu, as well as the isolated gem in the region known as the Tsum Valley. The Tsum Valley trek with Manaslu Circuit expedition is one of the best treks in Nepal which lasts for around 3 weeks. The Manaslu peak height lies at an elevation of 8,163 meters. Also, the Tsum Valley trek in Nepal is a fairly new trekking route of Manaslu region that takes travelers through the remote and isolated Himalayan villages. It was a restricted area of the Himalayas until 2008 but since then the Tsum valley trek has been an amazing trekking trail in Nepal for adventure seekers. The Tsum valley trek elevation mostly revolves around or above 3000 meters stretching from 5 to 7 hours of trek a day.

Trekking to Manaslu circuit is an incredible opportunity to experience the stunning views of the Himalayan ranges of Manaslu surrounded by other mountain peaks of Nepal including Cheo Peak, Kang Koru, Shringi, Himlung and partly Annapurna Mountain range. The region contains rich bio-diversity as it is situated at an elevation of 5,220m. During the trip, you get to explore The Manaslu Conservation area which is the home to some of the rare animals in Nepal like Snow Leopard and many more. It is a wonderful journey through local settlements of Sherpas and Tibetans. One gets to truly immerse themselves in the lifestyle of local people which is always an inspiring experience. 

The Tsum valley trek is also filled with several rivers, waterfalls, suspension bridges, fascinating villages, old and ancient gompas monasteries, and a cave called Milarepa's Cave. During this adventurous trek in Nepal, travelers will also be able to witness the magnificent views of Himalayan ranges of Nepal such as Ganesh Himal (7,140m), Himalchuli (7,893m), Churke Himal, and Mount Manaslu (8,163m). rekkers to Tsum Valley are also fascinated by the Tibetan culture and remote isolated settlements of the region. The cultural diversity of Nepal and its uniqueness can be experienced by the trekkers during the whole journey to Tsum Valley. The Manaslu Conservation Area, which is a part of our trekking trail to Tsum Valley, is also a home to some wildlife as well as the diverse flora.

Despite of being a little challenging due to its remoteness and high altitude, Manaslu Region and Tsum Valley trek is one of the best trekking experience available in Nepal. The Manaslu Conservation area is restricted are in Nepal, so in order to tour the area one requires a special permit which is issued by Department of Immigration, Nepal. The cost of Manaslu Region and Tsum Valley trek is relatively higher than other packages due to added permit charge. To make it easy for the travelers, CoreTreks handles all the process regarding to the permits. Please surf through the page for further information regarding to the trek. 

Tsum Valley Trek with Manaslu Circuit In Nepal Itinerary

Day 01
Arrival in Kathmandu

Altitude: 1,350 m/ 4,428 ft (Kathmandu) 

 A company representative from Core Treks will come to pick you up at the airport. After that we'll be taking you to your hotel. After taking some rest we'll meet you at our office or at your hotel and have a short briefing session regarding our travel. Feel free to ask any question you might have regarding the trek. If you want to explore the city we might as well walk around the street of Thamel and it's even possible to do some last minute shopping. There're no further activities for the day so you might as well check into the hotel.

Meal Included: No Meals


Day 02
Briefing and Sightseeing on Kathmandu

We'll be talking more regarding our trip on this day. We'll need your original passport as travelers need a permit in order to do this travel in Nepal. After finishing that we'll be doing a bit of a sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu valley. We'll be visiting two world heritage sites located at Kathmandu, namely Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Temple (also known as Monkey Temple). In the evening we'll be doing final preparation for our trek.

Meal Included: Breakfast 

Day 03
Kathmandu to Soti Khola

Altitude: 700 m/ 2,296 ft. (Soti Khola) 
Drive approx. 7 hours

After having your breakfast, we'll be picking you up from your hotel and we'll be driving towards Soti Khola. The drive will take us about 8 hours long to reach to Soti Khola. Until Arughat the path is okay but after that it could be a bit rough. We'll be staying overnight at Soti Khola and prepare for our trek next day onwards.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 04
Soti Khola to Machha Khola

Altitude: 9,30 m/ 3.050 ft. (Machha Khola)
Walk approx. 6 hours.

Our trekking begins from this day as we make our way through rocky and narrow trails after having our breakfast. The trails are uneven but it is fun. We'll be walking through the pine forests along with some few waterfalls, rivers, and streams. Later we'll be following the Budi Gandaki river trail and make several uphills and downhills across the winding trail. Upon reaching Machha Khola we'll be done for the day.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 05
Machha Khola to Jagat

Altitude: 1,340m/ 4,395 ft. (Jagat)
Walk approx. 6 hours.

On this day we'll begin our journey passing through the hot springs at Tatopani. Our trail follows through the twisting road on the bank of the Budi Gandaki river and later enters a forest trail which is filled with wildlife such as monkeys and langurs. We then head towards Yaru from where we'll be crossing a long bridge to reach the Gurung village of Jagat. The village is also the checkpoint where we'll be verifying our special trekking permits as we enter the Manaslu Conservation Area.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 06
Jagat to Chisapani

Altitude: 1,660m/ 5,444 ft. (Chisapani)
Walk approx. 5 hours.

We continue our trek as we climb over a rocky ridge to Salleri and descend down towards Sirdibas. The valley widens as the trail goes forward to Ghatta Khola. We then arrive at Philim which is a large Gurung settlement of the region. We then walk past Philim to the north from where we'll eventually be reaching to Chisapani.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 07
Chisapani to Chumling

Altitude: 2,380 m/ 7,806 ft. (Chumling)
Walk  approx. 6 hours.

After having breakfast, we head towards Ekle Bhattri from where we'll be crossing a gorge. We'll be walking alongside some beautiful waterfalls as we enter the pine tree forest. Our trail then descends towards the Tsum Valley as we walk through some more pine and rhododendron forests. We can also see some great views of the Himalchuli mountain range during this day. Later we cross the Siyar river and reach to Chumling where we'll be staying overnight.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 08
Chumling to Chokangparo

Altitude: 3,010 m/ 9,903 ft. (Chokangparo)
Walk approx. 5 hours.

We continue our journey as we cross the suspension bridge onto the opposite bank. We then trek past to the Serpu River. From there we cross another bridge as we arrive at the Gho village. Then we make a 2 hour ascend to Tsum which takes us to the village of Chokangparo. This is where we'll be staying overnight. The splendid views of Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal can be seen from this village if the weather is good.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 09
Chokhangparo to Nile

Altitude: 3,361m/ 11,058 ft. (Nile)
Walk  approx. 5 hours.

Our trek takes us past Lama Village as we cross the rope suspension bridge to reach Rachen Gompa. After spending some time here, we cross the Sihar River and continue trekking through the villages of Lar, Phurbe, and Pangdun. We are gradually climbing up towards higher altitude so we need to be extra careful for altitude sickness or its symptoms. We then climb upstream and cross a bridge as we arrive at Nile.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 10
Nile to Mu Gompa

Altitude: 3,700m/ 12,174 ft. (Mu Gompa)
Walk approx. 6 hours.

Upon having our breakfast, we make our way towards the Mu Gompa. This region is very close to the Tibetan border. We trek to the west bank of the valley through the Tibetan landscapes. Upon arriving at Mu Gompa, we visit the monastery. We'll also be vising the Dhepu Doma Gompa nearby.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 11
Acclimatization at Mu Gompa

This day is set apart for acclimatization. We conduct some sightseeing activities around the Mu Gompa region. The Mu Gompa monastery is the largest monastery in this region yet it lies at the highest and most remote part of the Tsum Valley. Amazing view of the Pika Himal can also be seen from here.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 12
Mu Gompa to Chumling

Altitude:  2,386 m/ 7,827 ft. (Chumling)
Walk approx. 5 hours.

On this day we return back to Chumling from Mu Gompa. The trek this day is quite long as it may take us around 7-8 hours to reach Chumling.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner


Day 13
Chumling to Deng

Walk approx. 6hours.

Today we head towards the village of Deng from Chumling after having our breakfast. The trek will be quite as long as the previous day. Upon arriving at Chumiling we'll be resting for the day.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 14
Deng to Namrung

Altitude: 2,630m./ 8,626 ft. (Namrung)
Walk approx. 6hours.

Our trek today takes us steeply up onto an amazing trail and then descends to cross the river. We'll be going through some few village settlements as we ascend towards a valley. On our way we'll be encountering some prayer stones carved into the wayside rocks which portrays the character of Tibetan culture prevalent in this region.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 15
Namrung to Sama Gaun

Altitude: 3,530m./ 34,233 ft. (Sama Gaun) 
Walk  approx. 3 hours.

We'll be trekking through some Tibetan influenced villages which are a unique experience in itself. The trail then takes us through a forest filled with rhododendron, oak and fir trees. We'll begin to witness the unique Sherpa lifestyle of the Himalayan people with their isolated settlement and traditional costumes. From here, we walk further for about an hour or so and reach to Sama Gaun village. This village will be our stop for the day. This beautiful Sama Gaun village is a prime location for Nubri people which also consists of significant numbers of gompas, shops, and also a heliport.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 16
Acclimatization at Sama Gaun

This day has been set apart as part of acclimatization process which helps trekkers to avoid the altitude sickness. We'll however hike to Pungyen Gompa that is located on the east side of the Nubri valley. From reaching the hilltop near to Pungyen Gompa, we will be bestowed with breathtaking view of the Manaslu range.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 17
Sama Gaun to Samdo

Altitude: 3,865 m./ 12,677 ft. (Samdo)
Walk approx. 3 hours.

Today we cross the pastures and ascend towards a valley. The trek will be comparatively shorter because of the higher altitude trail. We'll be going through a tree line and then climbing to a ridge before reaching Kani. This tiny village has some wonderful scenery of the Himalayan ranges. From here we'll be heading to Samdo village which is our destination for the day. This village is close to Tibetan border as this village is also one of the Tibetan refugee villages of this region.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 18
Samdo to Dharmasala

Altitude: 4,460m./ 14,628 ft. (Dharmasala)
Walk approx. 4 hours.

This day we'll be ascending further from Samdo village towards Dharmasala upon having our breakfast. The trek however is still at the higher altitude so be cautious of your body as well. After some time we'll be arriving at Larkya Bazzar, a trading village to Tibet. From there, we'll be making some steady climb finally reaching to the Dharmasala village.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 19
Dharmasala to Bimthang via Larkya La pass

Altitude: 5,160m./ 16,924 ft.(Larky la) 3,700m/ 12,201 ft.(Bimthang)
Walk approx. 8 hours

On this day, we'll be reaching the highest point of our trek. It will be challenging, even more if the weather is cold and it's snowing but it is doable. Furthermore, our experienced trekking guides will be always by your side to help you overcome these challenges. We'll be starting our trek early in the dawn as we look forward to cross the pass before afternoon. The view from the highest point of the pass however makes this difficult and challenging task totally worth it. We can see the mountains such as Himlung, Kang Guru, and Annapurna range from this point. After spending some time here, we then descend down for couple hours until we reach the Bimthang village. We'll rest for the day since we'd be feeling pretty tired after trekking through the difficult trails of the Manaslu region.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner


Day 20
Bimthang to Dharapani

Altitude: 1,800m./ 5,904 ft. (Dharapani) 
Walk approx. 7 hours.

We're almost at the end of our journey as this day would be the last day of our trekking expedition. For the most part we'll be walking downhill and later we walk through some lush and verdant rhododendron and pine forests. The trek today would take us about 7 hours and though it is long, the trails are much easier than the previous trails. We later reach to Dharapani village where we'll be spending overnight. We'll enjoy the Manaslu region for one last time since we'll be heading back to Kathmandu the next day.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 21
Dharapani to Kathmandu via Besisahar

Altitude: 1,350 m. / 4,428 ft. (Kathmandu) 
Drive approx. 9 hours.

We leave for Kathmandu in the morning after having breakfast. The drive will take us about 8 to 9 hours to reach Kathmandu depending on the traffic. from Dharapani to Besisahar we provide off-road jeep then we will take regualr bus from Besisahar to Kathmandu. Upon arriving at Kathmandu, we will be taking you to your respective hotel(s) and you can rest and relax yourselves after the long and tedious journey. Core treks will host a dinner later in the evening where guests will be able to taste the traditional Nepali cuisine along with some cultural dance at the venue.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch &  Farewell Dinner


Day 22

Our travel journey has now come to an end as we say our goodbyes and take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport 2 hours prior to your flight time. We'll come to pick you at your hotel and a representative will drive alongside you up till the departure gate at the airport.

Meal Included: Breakfast,

Tsum Valley Trek with Manaslu Circuit In Nepal Cost Mentions

Trip Includes

  • Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
  • Standard twin- sharing accommodation in a three starts hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included. (3 Nights).
  • Twin sharing accommodation during trek. (18 Nights).
  •  Kathmandu – Soti Khola & Dharapani– Kathmandu by lcoal transport.(If you want both ways private vehicle also available on additional cost).
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System & Manalsu Conservation area permit (Please bring 2 passport size photos).
  • Special permit for Manaslu region.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff.
  • Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
  • Personal care & attention.
  • Local and government taxes.

Trip Excludes

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tipping to crew.
  • Personal mountaineering gears
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
  • Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"



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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


The Tsum Valley Trek with Manaslu Circuit in Nepal is considered as a moderate level trek that requires little to no prior mountaineering experience. Our travel experts will provide a brief training session on safety precautions and information about the location that we will be traveling to.


Yes the Tsum Valley Trek with Manaslu Circuit in Nepal is completely safe. However, there is always a chance of unforeseen circumstances hindering the journey. For that our mountaineering guides will provide information about emergency actions and your duties during the trekking.


During the Tsum Valley Trek with Manaslu Circuit in Nepal, you can expect the exploration of the remote and isolated Himalayan hidden valleys, travel to Tibetan border on the northern side of Manaslu region, witness some historic monasteries, Manaslu Conservation Area and Tsum Valley exploration. 


The food is generally our traditional Nepali lunch which is Dal (Lentil Soup), Bhat (Boiled Rice), Tarkari (Veggies), and Achar (Pickle).

For the accommodation there are specially Hotels & Lodges, Tea houses, and Camping facilities. However due easy accessibility of hotels & lodges throughout the trial, camping is usually avoided (unless needed) during the Tsum Valley Trek with Manaslu Circuit in Nepal. 


To book the Tsum Valley Trek with Manaslu Circuit in Nepal, CoreTreks offers you a number of booking options including:

  • Online booking,
  • Wire transfer OR,
  • Cash on arrival

We recommend you to go through our booking policy before you head to the payment. In case of further inquiries please feel free to contact us.

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Additional Information

Useful Links: 

Here are some links to useful information to help you plan your trip better:

  1. Travel Insurance
  2. Trek Packing List 
  3. Responsible Tourism 
  4. Free Travel Guide (New)

CoreTreks is always striving for customer satisfaction and quality services. At the same time, we do not compromise on our responsibilities. We discourage any activities that harm the surroundings as well as the people. Nepal is a country of respect, hence we encourage travelers to greet people and show respect to the culture and traditions. 

Altitude Sickness: 

Symptoms of Altitude Sickness may start once you reach 1500-2000 meters and upwards. If you gain altitude rapidly without letting your body adapt to the thin oxygen at higher altitudes, you are most likely to suffer from Altitude Sickness. But if you plan for acclimatization days to your itinerary, you are good to go. 

The itinerary includes acclimatization days to avoid Altitude Sickness. The sickness is common at high altitudes. Please note that sickness is a topic to be taken very seriously. Here are some few extra preventions: 

  • Avoid climbing rapidly, give your body some time to adjust 
  • Drink more water, not less than 5 liters a day 
  • Eat more, eat often, and eat healthily 
  • Listen to your body, do not ignore symptoms 
  • Do not skip acclimatization days 
  • Be prepared in case of an emergency 

Safety and Security 

A comprehensive Travel Insurance is mandatory while trekking with CoreTreks. However, there are a few measures that you can implement to ensure safety: 

  • Secure your belongings 
  • Do not flash cash or jewelry 
  • Have an emergency plan 
  • Do not trek alone 
  • Only choose authorized trekking agencies 

Trekking Equipment 

CoreTreks will provide you with the essentials such as a Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, a duffle bag, a t-shirt, a trekking map, a self-sufficient medical first aid kit, and more. These are to be returned after completion of the trek. 

Personal mountaineering gears are not included but we will provide you with a list of equipment necessary for your trek. 

Walking Hours 

On average, walking time per day is 5-6 hours below 3,000m. For altitudes higher than 3,000m the average walking time is 3-5 hours per day. The walking hours may vary according to conditions but do not exceeds 6 hours mark per day. 

Hiring a Porter/Guide 

An experienced guide will be provided for a group of 1-5. A group consisting of 6-12 individuals will be provided with 2 professional guides. The package also includes a porter for every 2 individuals. 

All our guides are licensed and well-experienced. They have been guiding with CoreTreks for almost a decade. Guides come in handy whenever you need some quick information, and to enhance overall trekking experience. 


Our trip to Tsum valley

From: United States | On: 15 Sep, 2019

My friends and I had a blast during our trip to Tsum valley. Our guide was so friendly and explained us everything that we went through in detail. We were a group of 5 so we didn’t really have any trouble in hiking whatsoever. Tsum valley is amazing for exploration of the scenery and old monuments.


Thanks to CoreTreks for helping and guiding us throughout our trip to Nepal. They are really professional with their work and have a ton of experience when it comes to trekking and touring. I definitely recommend you to book through them if you plan on trekking in Nepal.


Wonderful scenery

From: Germany | On: 15 Apr, 2018

Nepal is really blessed with the Himalayas and other beautiful scenery. I was having a time of my life during the trip to Tsum valley. Our guide told us about the Himalayan ranges of Manaslu and Annapurna regions. It was really beautiful experience.


I would recommend you to book through CoreTreks if you are planning a trip to Nepal. They are a team of professionals and expert mountaineers who will guide you through everything while trekking in Nepal.

Amazing experience

From: Australia | On: 05 Nov, 2017

Our trip to Tsum valley with Manaslu circuit was really an amazing experience. We had a lot of fun while hiking up the trials. It was really great that we had an opportunity to explore the remote and isolated Himalayan hidden valleys.


Besides that we witnessed old monasteries, chortens, and gompas. It was really a fun experience. I’m an active trekker so it was not very difficult for me. Thanks to CoreTreks for actively helping and guiding us through the trials and informing us about the places in detail. I recommend you to book your trip to Nepal via CoreTreks.


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