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Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trek 19 Days

Quick Facts
  • Trip Duration19 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Maximum Altitude 5,160 m/16,929 ft (Larkya La)
  • Activity Trek
  • Starts/Ends Machha khola/Dharapani
  • Group Size 1-16
  • Transportation Drive Kathmandu-Machha Khola and Goa-Dharapani-Kathmandu
  • Best Season Spring & Autumn
Why You'll Love This Trip
  • Enjoy the captivating beauty of Mount Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world, as you embark on this trek
  • Experience an offbeat and tranquil trekking route that promises serenity and adventure in equal measure
  • Discover the hidden jewel of Nepal, the Tsum Valley, a pristine and untouched paradise tucked away deep in the mountains
  • Immerse yourself in the authentic Tibetan Buddhist religion and witness the daily lifestyle of the welcoming locals
  • Explore the sacred Milarepa Piren Phu Cave, a mystical and revered cave located in the heart of the Tsum Valley
  • Visit ancient monasteries like Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa, and Gompa Lungdang, each offering unique cultural insights
  • Traverse through picturesque villages, lush forests, rolling hills, and verdant valleys, all while embracing the natural beauty around you
  • Challenge yourself by crossing the formidable Larkya La pass
  • Hike to Ganesh Himal Base Camp and Manaslu Base Camp, where you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views and a sense of accomplishment
  • Enjoy stunning vistas of Birendra Lake and be mesmerized by the ever-changing mountain landscapes that accompany you throughout your trek

"Nestled in a remote location, the Manaslu circuit with Tsum Valley trek offers an adventurous and challenging trek in Nepal. On this trek, you will discover the unspoiled wonders of the Himalayas through lovely villages, hidden valleys, and centuries-old monasteries. If you're in search of an extraordinary trek in Nepal that seamlessly blends breathtaking landscapes, rich Tibetan culture, and thrilling adventures, the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is an absolute must-do."

The Manaslu circuit with Tsum Valley trek is a journey through the upper parts of the Budhi Gandaki region, a restricted area in Nepal. This trek offers stunning views of Himalchuli (7,893 m/25,896 ft), Siringi Himal (7,155 m/23,474 ft), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m/24,350 ft), Himlung Himal (7,126 mm/23,379 ft), Annapurna II (7,937 m/26,040 ft), and Mt. Kangguru (6,981 m/22,903 ft).

Manaslu Circuit trail was opened in 1991, whereas Tsum valley was opened in 2007. Before that, both these places remained untouched by foreign visitors. While the world may be familiar with the Everest base campand Annapurna circuit treks, the Manaslu Circuit with Tsum valley trek remains a well-kept secret, waiting to be discovered by those seeking a different kind of adventure in Nepal. 

The Manaslu Tsum valley trek route meanders through diverse climatic zones. From subtropical forests, you will ascend to rocky gorges and glacial tracks before reaching the Larkya La pass at 5,160 meters (16,929 feet), the highest point of the trek. The terrain is rocky and unforgiving, with the trail clinging to cliff faces, offering an exhilarating experience that will leave you breathless.

But it's not just the mountains that captivate your senses on this trek. The trail is a tapestry of diverse landscapes and natural wonders. Ancient monasteries, stupas, and maniwalls steeped in history and spirituality enhance the overall journey. The trail has dense forests, cascading waterfalls, rivers, streams, and numerous bridges. 

You will come across many picturesque villages along the Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trail. The warm hospitality of the local communities and their kindness will win your heart. Regardless of their simple lifestyle and limited resources, they are always up to share whatever they have. The locals mostly follow Tibetan Buddhism and are well-connected to their roots.

What makes the Manaslu Circuit with Tsum valley trek 19 days even more special is its location within the Manaslu Conservation Area. It is a sanctuary for diverse wildlife, flora, and birds. Encompassing both the Manaslu circuit and Tsum Valley, this national park ensures that the entire trail remains inside its protective boundaries. Snow leopards, the Himalayan tahr, red panda, etc, are some of the exclusive wildlife that reside in the Manaslu region. 

Our Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trek itinerary also has ample rest days. You can rest and acclimatize as you trek and touch high altitudes. Moreover, you will have many side hikes along the way, like Mu Gompa, Ranchen Gompa, Chhoyseng Lake , Kalung Kharka, Puyengen Gompa, Manaslu Base Camp, Birendra Lake, etc. All of these places offer jaw dropping views and let us explore more hidden corners. 

Last-minute Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley trek booking

For last-minute Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trek booking, complete the booking prices through our site and make full payment. Note that if you cancel the last-minute booking, you will not get any refund. If you are already in Kathmandu and want to do this trek, visit our office to book the trek. 

Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley trek cost

The Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trek cost starts at USD 1,850 per person and can rise up to USD 2,250 per person. In a big group, you can do this trek starting at just USD 1,450 per person with us. Our Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trek price is inclusive of permits, expenses of guides and porters, accommodation, meals, transportation, and all incurred taxes. 

Likewise, you should budget an additional USD 10 to USD 15 per day to buy extra services that are not covered in our package. We highly recommend you check our cost include and exclude section. You also have to budget money for your international flights, tips, shopping, travel insurance, etc, which are not covered in our Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trek package cost. 

Benefit of Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trek with Nature Excursion

Below are some of the benefits you will get by trekking with Nature Excursion:

  • Free farewell dinner
  • Free airport pickup and drop off
  • Flexible itinerary
  • Budget-friendly trekking packages
  • Duffel bag and company t-shirt (you have to return the duffel bag at the end of the trek and keep the t-shirt with yourself)
  • Fix departure
  • 24/7 support
  • No hidden costs
  • Native guides and porters

Join our Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trek 2024/2025 fixed departures or opt for another trek in Nepal

We have many fixed departures for Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trek in 2024 and 2025. You can book your seat now for a better price. Talking about the price, our Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trek cost is the best in the market, with comprehensive service and experienced native guides. 

Likewise, our Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trek itinerary is flexible. You can customize the itinerary as per your wish, too. For more information, get in touch with our team. 

These are some of our other adventurous trekking packages in Nepal for experienced trekkers-Everest three high passes trek, Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek, Makalu base camp trek, Annapurna circuit with Tlicho lake trek,Upper Mustang trek, Nar Phu valley trek, and Upper Dolpo trek.

Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trek 19 Days pictures and video

Itinerary

Day1

From Kathmandu, we will drive to Machha Khola, from where the trek begins. Following the beautiful Prithvi Highway, we will drive to Arughat. The road from Arughat to Machha Khola is bumpy. We will pass by Soti Khola. The ride offers lovely views of lush hills, waterfalls, terraces, and snow-capped mountains.

  • Max. Altitude:890 m/2,965 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:10 hours
Day2

The trail from Machha Khola goes along the Budi Gandaki river. We will trek through lush forests, crossing many suspension bridges on the way. From Khorla Besi, the trail ascends to Tatopani and continues to Dovan. We will trek through lush forests to Yaruphant and cross a wooden bridge before reaching Jagat.

  • Max. Altitude:1,410 m/4,625 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:6/7 hours
Day3

From Jagat, the trail ascends to Salleri and follows a riverbank. Crossing a long suspension bridge, we will trek to Philim and further pass by Ekle Bhatti. From here, the trail separates to Tsum valley. We will trek towards Lokpa, crossing remote settlements. Following a riverside, we will gradually ascend to Lokpa village to spend the night.

  • Max. Altitude:2,040 m/4,493 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:6-7 hours
Day4

From Lokpa, the trail continues, offering stunning views of Ganesh Himal VI and Boudha Himal. We will descend to Lungwa river valley and ascend through subtropical forests. The trail is isolated, with no settlements until we reach Chumling for the night stay. This village offers a beautiful view of Ganesh Himal.

 

  • Max. Altitude:2,386 m/6,692 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:5 hours
Day5

On this day, we will enter the Upper Tsum valley. From Chumling, gradually ascend following a steep, rugged track. Upon reaching Chhokangparo, we will rest and later explore the village. We will visit an ancient monastery. The view of Shringi Himal is phenomenal from here.

  • Max. Altitude:3,010 m/9,875 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:5-6 hours
Day6

From Chhokangparo, we will trek to Nile, crossing a suspension bridge and passing by small settlements on the way. Soon, we will arrive at Milarepa Piren Phu Cave, which is a famous religious site among locals. From here, we will trek along the west bank of the valley and ascend to Mu Gompa, a sacred holy place. Here, we will explore the monastery and yak pastures.

  • Max. Altitude:3,700 m/11,026 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:8 hours
Day7

We will spend one more night in Mu Gompa. In the morning, we will hike to Chhoyseng Lake at 4,200 meters. We also have an alternative hiking option to Kalung Kharka. During the hike, we will get to enjoy breathtaking mountain panoramas and the calming serenity of the region.

  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
Day8

Leaving Mu Gompa, we will trek to Rachen Gompa and descend to Chhule. From here, the trail descends to Phurbe and goes through a forested area to Chhokangparo. From here, the trail continues to Gho. Crossing a suspension bridge, we will trek past Rainjam village and descend to Chumling. 

 

  • Max. Altitude:2,386 m /7,827 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:5-6 hours
Day9

From Chumling, we will trek back to Lokpa along the bank of Shiar Khola. The landscapes are fantastic along the way. We will pass by remote villages, observing the daily lifestyle of the locals. We will be following the same trail as before.

  • Max. Altitude:2,040 m/4,493 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:6 hours
Day10

From today onwards, our journey towards Larkya La pass begins. We are once again on the Manaslu circuit track. From Lokpa, the trail descends to Budi Gandaki and crosses it via a bridge. We will trek through a narrow gorge from here and gradually ascend to Deng, following bamboo forests. 

 

  • Max. Altitude:1,804 m/5,917 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:6/7 hours
Day11

Leaving Deng, we will trek through forests of rhododendrons and fir. The trail ascends north to a ridge and then descends to the Budhi Gandaki river. Crossing the river, we will follow a steep uphill route that leads to Ghap. It is a beautiful small village surrounded by towering mountains.

  • Max. Altitude:2,160 m/7,087 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:4-5 hours
Day12

Today, the trail continues to Namrung. On the way, we can see stunning views of Shringi Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Himal Chuli. Upon reaching Lho, we will settle in the teahouse and later explore the village. We will trek past some landslide areas as well.

  • Max. Altitude:3,180 m/10,433 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:5-6 hours
Day13

From Loa, it is a short trek to Samagaon, so we will take this opportunity and hike to Manaslu Base camp & Birendra Lake. The trail follows a steep and rocky route. We also have an option to visit Pungyen Gompa, an ancient monastery. During the side hike, we will trek on a glacial path as well.

  • Max. Altitude:3,520 m/11,548 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:3 hours
Day14

The trail from Samagano crosses a lush pasture and ascends above the valley. We will trek through birch and juniper forests. Further, the trail descends to Budhi Gandaki riverbad and follows a forested route to Samdo.

  • Max. Altitude:3,875 m/12,713 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:3/4 hours
Day15

Today, we will trek to Larkya Phedi. The trail goes along the hills and fields. We will trek past many mani walls and stupas on the way. The trail crosses the Budhi Gandaki river on a wooden bridge and continues along Athahra Saya river. The later part of the trail traverses the Salkha Khola valley and ascends to Larkya Phedi. 

 

  • Max. Altitude:4,480 m/14,698 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:5-6 hours
Day16

We will cross the Larkya La pass on this day. Walking through a moraine, we will descend to a small lake. From here, we will trek on a steep grassy steep and further follow a moraine to reach the edge. The trail then descends to four frozen lakes and gradually ascends to the top of Larkya La pass. 

From the top of the pass, we will witness a jaw-dropping mountain panorama of Annapurna II, Kangguru, Himlung Himal, Manaslu, etc. Further, we will descend from the pass and cross another moraine. Following a downhill route, we will reach a small meadow, and from here, trek past a few small hours to Bhimthang.

 

  • Max. Altitude:5,160 m/16,929 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:8/9 hours
Day17

We will trek across a moraine and descend to Dudh Khola. Crossing a bridge, we will trek via forests, enjoying superb views of Mt. Manaslu, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, etc. Soon, we will reach Sangore Kharka, and from here, navigate a landslide area. The trail gradually ascends along a steep route and descends to Goa.

  • Max. Altitude:2,550 m/8,367 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:5 hours
Day18

Today is our last day of trekking. From Goa, we will trek via terraced fields and forests. The trail descends to Tilje and continues to Thonje. On the way, we will cross Dudh Khola and pass by a scrub forest. Leaving Thonje, we will cross a wooden bridge and trek towards Dharapani.

 

  • Max. Altitude:1,963 m/6,440 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:5 hours
Day19

After a delicious breakfast, we will use a local jeep and drive back to Kathmandu. The ride offers beautiful scenery. Once we reach Kathmandu, we will drop you at the hotel. The remaining day is free in the city. Explore and shop. We will meet in the late evening over a farewell dinner.

  • Max. Altitude:1,400 m/4,600 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & farewell dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:7-8 hours
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Cost Details
Includes

 

  • Free airport pickup and drop off services during the arrival and departure date
  • Transportation cost from Kathmandu-Machhakhola and Dharapani-Kathmandu on a local bus
  • All meals during the Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trek in the Himalaya (18 breakfast, 19 lunches, and 19 dinner)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the himalaya 
  • Government licensed, English speaking, experienced Nature Excursions native guide with his meals, salary, transportation, insurance and all necessary equipment. An assistant guide group of 6 or more trekker
  • Strong Sherpa/porter to help your luggage, 1 porter for two trekker (luggage weight limit is 10 kg per trekker)
  • Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card fees
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fees
  • Manaslu Special Permit fee
  • All government, local taxes and official expenses
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag as per your request (has to return after the trek completion)
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruit everyday
  • Purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • First aid kit box carried by the guide
  • Company t-shirt
  •  Farewell dinner in kathmandu at nepali cultural restaurant (complimentary)
Excludes
  • International flight fare
  • Nepal entry visa fees at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), 15 days- $ 25, 30 days- $40-50, and 90 days- $ 100-110
  • All hotels and meals in Kathmandu except farewell dinner
  • All meals in kathmandu due to late departure or early return from the trek than schedule itinerary
  • Personal expenses, such as- tea/coffee, hard and soft drinks, shopping, boiled water, hot bag, internet, hot shower, laundry, extra porter etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • All the cost and expenses which are not listed in include section
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergencies high altitude rescue and evacuation
  • Additional cost due to delays caused by circumstances beyond our control like- landslide, itinerary modification due to safety concern, weather condition, illness, change of government policies and strikes
  • Tips for guide and porters

Clients Reviews

  • Manaslu Trek

    My wife and I together with another couple joined Raju pre-pandemic to experience the Manaslu trek. From the greet at the airport to the fairwell this trip remains top of the chart. From hotel accommodations, to trekking permits to everyday logistics of food and sleep in the tea houses Raju does it all. We had 2 porters hand picked by Raju who were also trained chefs. Every night they would enter the kitchen of whichever tea house we landed in and prepared tasty and hygienic meals. They were always keeping an eye out for food they did not trust for our North American stomachs. Weather, physical fitness, culture and more means that the unpredictable is unavoidable. You need a guide who can turn on a dime and Raju did it for; the initial bus breaking down and organizing jeep relief, adjusting itinerary for someone having to abandon the trip, making showers or cleaning facilities available as much as possible and managing the speed and needs of different people.
    There are those experiences that come and go like an all inclusive beach get away that are most often forgettable, then there are those that will remain with you for life and that makes this one unforgettable.
    Many years later we still keep in touch with Raju and his beautiful wife Punam and through WhatsApp have been part of them becoming parents through the arrival of Pranishna. πŸ™ Namaste
    p.s. looking forward to Ruby Valley trek in the near future.

    Richard Perron
    Richard PerronCanadaReview Date: Aug 14, 2023
    TripAdvisor
  • I highly recommend a Himalayan trek with Raju!!

    This was a travel highlight for my husband and I in large part because of the excellent service we received from Raju. Raju made sure we stayed in comfortable accommodations, ate well and were able to take full advantage of the spectacular vistas of the Himalayas. We highly recommend a Himalayan trek with Raju!!!

    Traveler688456
    Traveler688456CanadaReview Date: Jun 13, 2023
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Useful Information

Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trek permit

The Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trek demands a Special Restricted Area Permit and Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP Permit). As our Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trek itinerary enters the Annapurna region at the end of the trek, you will also need Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP Permit). 

*Note: All of these permit fees are already included in our Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trek cost, so you do not have to pay additional money.

Special Restricted Area Permit for Manaslu

  • September to November: USD 100 per person for the first seven days and an additional USD 15 per person per day from the eighth day onwards.
  • December to August: USD 75 per person for the first seven days and an additional USD 10 per person per day from the eighth day onwards.

Manaslu Conservation Area Project permit cost: USD 30 per person

Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit cost: USD 30 per person

Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley trek difficulty and altitude sickness

Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trek is a challenging venture in one of the restricted areas in Nepal. This trek demands more than just the desire to explore. The participants should have a strong physical fitness and endurance. The trail goes through a rugged landscape packed with steep, rocky terrain that will push your limits. 

Larkya La pass is the highest point of the Manaslu Circuit with Tsum valley trek and is also difficult to cross. One thing that you should note is that the Manaslu region and Tsum valley are some of the very disconnected and remotest parts of Nepal. Apart from basic accommodation and meal service, there is nothing available on this trail. 

The trails are completely isolated in some sections, and as the region is visited by a low number of travelers, you may also not come across any fellow trekkers on the way. Trekking here can be rough and challenging, demanding both physical and mental resilience. Likewise, it is a high-altitude trek that goes above 5,000 meters. 

Treks like this include the risk of altitude sickness. Its symptoms are headache, insomnia, vomiting, nausea, and breathlessness. With each passing day, you'll ascend to a higher elevation, so proper acclimatization is crucial. To facilitate this adjustment, our itinerary includes ample acclimatization days, ensuring your well-being remains a top priority throughout Manaslu Tsum valley trek.

The best time to do the Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley trek

The optimal periods to do the Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trek are during spring- March to May and autumn- September to November. Both seasons offer their own unique appeal. However, two things are common in both seasons, and that is stable weather and moderate climate, which are very important for a smooth trekking experience. 

As the spring begins to start the temperature begins to rise and the weather stabilizes. The towering peaks look extra gorgeous thanks to snowfall during the winters. Likewise, the forests burst to life with rhododendrons and various other blossoms, and the villagers return from their temporary winter settlements to higher villages.

Autumn, on the other hand, brings mild temperatures and cloudless skies. It is the dream season for trekking in the Himalayas. Nature showcases its splendor with trees full of different colors and flowers in full bloom. The longer daylight hours provide ample time to soak in the beauty of the surroundings and explore its hidden gems. 

Autumn is the ideal window to conquer the challenging Larkya La pass. The temperature ranges between 5℃ to 12℃ in higher altitudes. You will need a few warm pieces while trekking in both spring and autumn.

Accommodation and meals during the Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley trekking

Along the Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trek route, you will trek past numerous remote villages where you will stop for night stays. The primary accommodation on this trek is tea houses. Tea houses are a simple type of accommodation runned by local families. The services in tea houses are very basic and require additional money for any extra facility like WiFi, charging, hot showers, etc. 

The rooms are usually twin-shared with a common washroom. Single rooms are available in selected villages. Likewise, all the meals on this trek are served as per the menu of the tea house, which mostly includes dal bhat, thukpa, momo, pasta, noodles, sandwiches, curries, roti, soups, porridge, toast, eggs, oats, etc. 

Things you should know about our Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley trek package

  • Charging: Paid charging is available in all tea houses along the trekking route. However, these facilities may not always be reliable or compatible with your specific devices. Carry your own power bank or battery charger. A solar charger will also be very useful. 
  • Communication/Internet: While traversing the Manaslu circuit and Tsum valley trail, internet connectivity will be limited. Some teahouses and lodges along the route offer paid Wi-Fi, but the quality and speed of the connection can vary significantly. To stay connected or for emergency communication, get a local SIM card with a data plan.
  • Luggage: Packing strategically is key. You can carry a small backpack containing your essentials for easy access throughout the day. Additionally, we provide you with a duffel bag for your heavier luggage. Porters will be available to carry the duffel bags. Please note that there's a weight limit of 10 kg per person for the duffel bag and 5 kg for the daypack.
  • Tip: Tipping is a customary gesture of appreciation for guides, porters, and support staff who accompany you on your journey. The amount you tip can vary based on the level of service and your satisfaction. You can consider tipping around USD 2 to the driver, USD 5 to the tour guide, and USD 100 to the trek guide and porter. 
  • Travel Insurance: Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trek is a remote trek with a risk of injuries and altitude sickness. Travel insurance is necessary to join a trek like this for your safety. The travel insurance for this trek should cover emergency medical expenses and air evacuation. Before the trek begins, you have to give us your travel insurance documents. Failure to do so may result in the canceling of the trek. 
  • Passport/Visa:  To enter Nepal, you must possess a valid passport with a minimum of six months of validity from the day you arrive. Likewise, you also have to get a Nepal travel visa. You can apply for the visa at the Nepalese embassy or consulate in your home country before departing, or you can obtain the visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. To avoid any unexpected complications, please check the visa requirements for your country.
Equipments

HEAD

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra battery

 

FACE

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face and body wipes


 

HANDS

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Lightweight winter gloves

BODY

  • Hiking shirt
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-shirt (bring lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pant

FOOTWEAR

  • Hiking boots
  • Thick wool socks (take an extra pair of thick wool socks)

ESSENTIAL GEARS

  • Backpack or day back (size depends on whether you take a porter or not)
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-20 degrees sleeping bag is best in high altitude trekking)

TOILETRIES

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers

PERSONAL ACCESSORIES

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

EXTRA ITEMS

  • First aid kit
  • Extra password photos and photocopies of password
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

 

Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trek 19 Days FAQs

  • The Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley trek is a challenging trek. It involves a diverse terrain, including steep ascents and descents, river crossings, and high mountain passes.

  • The Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley trek typically takes around 18 to 21 days to complete. The standard route covers a distance of approximately 177 kilometers (110 miles) and includes both the Manaslu Circuit and the Tsum Valley.

  • The best time to trek the Manaslu Circuit, including the Tsum Valley, is during the two primary trekking seasons in Nepal: spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these months, the weather is generally stable, with clear skies and comfortable temperatures.

  • The safety of the Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley trek largely depends on various factors, including weather conditions, your level of preparation, and adherence to local regulations. Generally, the trek can be considered safe when approached with caution and proper planning. 

     

  • To reach Tsum valley from Kathmandu, you have to take a long 8 to 9-hour ride from the city to Machha Khola. From here, the trek begins through lush forests and small villages to Tsum valley.

  • Tsum Valley is a culturally distinct region of Nepal inhabited by ethnic Tibetan communities. Compared to some of the more popular trekking regions in Nepal, such as the Everest and Annapurna regions, Tsum Valley sees fewer trekkers. This means you can enjoy a quieter and more serene trekking experience. Likewise, the landscape in Tsum Valley is stunning, with lush green valleys, pristine rivers, and panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks.

     

  • Mu Gompa is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located in the remote Tsum Valley region of Nepal. It is situated in a remote and pristine valley that has remained relatively untouched by modern development. Mu Gompa serves as an important place of worship and learning for monks and pilgrims in the Manaslu region.

  • No, you cannot do the Manaslu circuit Tsum valley trek without a guide because it is a restricted area. Trekking alone is not permitted in restricted areas in Nepal.

  • Yes, you have to carry a sleeping bag during the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley trek. A sleeping bag with a suitable temperature rating for cold weather will help you stay warm and get a better night's sleep during the trek.

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