Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Details, Route, Itinerary and cost

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Posted on: Jul 10, 2018
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MANASLU TSUM VALLEY TREKKING Details, Route, Itinerary and Cost

If you are interested in the trek in the restricted area of Nepal, then everyone will suggest you go for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking. Now you make your mind to go for Manaslu Tsum valley but how to begin. Where to start? Whom to call? What may be the price? Is it safe? Such queries are obvious in anyone's mind. Three Diamond Adventure is there to solve your such query. We are responsible to make your trip unforgettable. You may be asking yourself what may be there? What are the major attraction and trek route. Keep on reading the blog to gather more information about Manaslu Tsum Valley and be prepared for your next trek. This picture describes you about the trek route/map of the Manaslu Tsum valley trekking. You can ask us for the map in our email. You can provide it to you for free.



Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek one of the best option to discover Manaslu Region enchanting view of the massive giant of Mt Manaslu and Mt Ganesh Himal over 8000 m. The main attraction is that you can travel to the restricted area of NepalKeep on reading this to catch more details about Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek and places to visit in Manaslu Region. Manaslu Region lies in the west-central part of Nepal. Manaslu is a serrated "wall of snow and ice hanging in the sky". Apart from trekking in the Manaslu region climbing mount Manaslu is very good option and most of travellers had made it possible.  This brings more thrill and memories to share with your friends. The views, scenario of snow-capped mountains are really praiseworthy. 


Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is a standout amongst the most awesome treks in the Himalaya. It is limited on the east by the Ganesh Himal and the Buri Gandaki River pig out, on the west by the profound crevices of the Marshyangdi Khola with its Annapurna scope of slopes, toward the south in the Gorkha town in the foot of the slope, from where trekking works amid the season. How to be there? Being which area or traveling from where will we go there? These are some absolute questions. There are many ways to go to Manaslu Region. We can change the itinerary as per the need and requirements. The suggested trekking itinerary and trek route of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking are listed below.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Details Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive international airport in Kathmandu and transport to the selected hotel.(1350m)

Upon your arrival to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative of the Three Diamond Adventure will welcome you at airport. we will transfer you hotel by our private vehicle.we will help you checked in to your hotel according to you booking. You can either take rest or move around a famous tourist area in Kathmandu, Thamel. Thamel is tourist hub you will get many restaurant with continental and Nepali cuisine there. You will also be briefed about the entire trek on this day and you will meet your guide.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley full day sightseeing with the professional tour guide.(1350m)

 Swoyambhunath Stupa – The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site) Watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhists sites in Nepal Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site)Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world and lies 5 KM east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda temple the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva builds in 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple. You will see Hindu dead body fire cremation there. Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)Patan Durbar Square is an enchanting combination of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum Roof struts are decorated with erotic carvings. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone Buddha stupa is biggest stupa in Kathmandu valley you will see Buddhist culture and monks there.

Day 3: Kathmandu-Arugath (550 m) 7 hrs bus/ jeep 2hr  by jeep to SotiKhola (597 m)

We wake up early morning take breakfast and leave Kathmandu start to ride Jeep or bus from Kathmandu to Sotikhola. We take a drive from Kathmandu to Benighat is pitch road, from benight road goes on perpendicular rough road enjoying the views of the rocky hilly areas, terraces, fields and Budigandaki rivers.  Arughat is local trading centre it takes 2 hours driver to reach Soti Khola and rest overnight night.

Day 4: SotiKhola (597 m) to Machhakhola (825 m) 6 hrs

We wake up early to start our journey from Sotikhola to Machhakhola which will take about 6-7 hours. After crossing a popular suspension bridge of Soti Khola 710m. we see 60m long water falls,cliff,rocky and rapid budhigandaki river. Trek through Sal forests to after reaching Khursane. We make our way past terraced rice fields and up to a Gurung village of Labubesi where women wear sari and bangles. We climb behind a rocky cliff where the valley opens up. Walking through a sandy river bed, climbing over stone ridges and then again moving down to the river and crossing the suspension bridges, we climb behind a rocky cliff where the valley opens up. Walking through a sandy river bed, climbing over stone ridges and then again moving down to the river and crossing the suspension bridges, we reach Machcha Khola village and overnight at tea house.

Day 5: Machhakhola (825 m) to Jagat (1330 m) 7-8 hrs

The next day, From Machhakhola we follow a narrow trail that takes us to Tharo Khola and finally to Khorlabesi on the south you see beautiful Ganesh himal. After a few ascends and descends, we reach a popular hot-spring called Tatopani. We will spend sometime here and can enjoy the natural hot -spring and remove all our tiredness and stress of the trek. We climb another ridge and cross the Budhi Gandaki on another suspension bridge. After this, we climb a staircase and then cross a landslide and a ridge to reach Doban.  After crossing a suspension bridge, we again climb stone staircase then go down to the river and climb some stairs again to reach Thado Bharyang. Then we cross the west bank of Budhi Gandaki, climb over a ridge, walk along the river to reach the village called Jagat where we spend over night.

Day6: Jagat (1330 m) to Chumling (2386m) 9hrs

We start our trip after breakfast at Jagat we first reach Salleri after climbing a rocky ridge and then go towards Sirdibas settlement of some house made by hut.  We continue to Ghatta Khola and then walk upstream through a long suspension bridge to reach a Gurung village in Phillim where Manaslu conservation area project and head office. From the lower points of the village, the trail turns north trails amidst corn and millet fields, we reach Ekle Bhatti, where you will have lunch and continue our trip from a steep gorge and then descend through grassy slopes and tall pine trees to cross the Budhi Gandaki river.You are close to hidden Tsum valley ahead.Eventually descend to  bhatti Ghumlong (2130m) on the river. The path straight ahead climbs steeply to Ripchet (2470m) in about 1hr  the path leade  to Chumling (2360m) crosses the Siyar Khola on a wooden bridge and up you see several  the traditional houses, orchards, clinic and beautiful stone streets. This is Buddhist agriculture, with conical pine needle haystacks among the prayer flags. From here on trails are lined with artistic chortens and mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with prayers and overnight at Chumling.

Day7: Chumlinh (2386m) to Rachen Gumpa(3240m)8hrs

An easier day after yesterday. Cross the suspension bridge just east of the hotel and because of high altitude only farmers grow maize and potatoes. The houses are classic Tibetan with firewood on the roof, but without flat roofs as it rains and snows here. Cross a huge slip where rocks and flood cleared the area now covered with a forest of new trees. Up the valley to the east are excellent views of several of the Ganesh Himal 7400m, after crossing  long suspension bridges on the opposite bank, and far above  Ripchet village (2468m).You will take lunch there and continue your journey to Cross the Serpu Khola and climb for over 2hrs to upper Tsum and the joined villages of Chhokang-Paro (3010m) Chhokang paro is a valley where people harvest barley, maize, buckwheat and potato.Head east through small villages and past a local school, climb over a ridge of chortens and past Lamagaon (3202m) through the flat fields, looking across the extensive crops and river to the huge courtyard of the Rachen Gompa (3240m) overnight there.

Day8: Rachen gumpa(3240m) to Mu Gompa(3709m)8hrs

We wake up take breakfast and visit Milarepa’s Cave (Piren Phu), where the  Buddhism to Tibet is reputed to have meditated.people collect  donation of Rs500 to re build Milarepa cave.

Cross the Shiyar Khola, and pass an unusual round stupa before reaching the larger village of Chhule (3347m) through an attractive  entrance gate (kani). There is one homestay in Chhule, turn right above the bridge. The children here all wear the Tibetan dressing gown called chubas and there are many yaks. Head upstream to cross the bridge and climb to Nile (3361m; Nyile, pronounced Nee-lay). Both villages are in traditional style with inclusion of livestock compounds into the houses and sheltered verandahs for drying crops. There were very few home stay for trekkers in Mu Gompa stay overnight there.

Day9: Mu Gompa(3709m) to Chokang paro(3031m)8hrs

You can leave your rucksack in homestay and visit Mu Gompa as a day trip, continuing your journey  and visit the isolated Dhephu Doma nunnery and gompa and even climb above it for great views.Make up valley on the west bank, enjoying sunrise on the narrowing valley walls and yaks being put to grassy pasture. The final climb up to the large Mu Gompa (3700m; Mugumba) is through dry Tibetan country, with rows of chortens and widening mountain vistas. This is a large monastery with over 100 monks and an ancient gompa visited by David Snellgrove. Tantalising is close views of the border with Tibet, with frequently used passes to the east Mailatasachin Pass, 5093m) and west (Thapla Bhanjyang, 5104m) just out of sight. Some people climb to Kalung (3820m) or Bhajyo (4030m) and camp, making a daytrip to the passes for a view into Tibet.In the early monsoon, in pastures at 5000m, many Tsumba collect the most expensive natural medicine in the world, known as yarsagumba.

Return down valley through Chhule, collect your rucksack if you left it there, and continue down as far as Phurbe, where we take lunch and continue our trek decent east bank of the Siyar Khola and cross flat boulder-covered plains following the power lines to Rachen Gompa (3240m), where it is possible to inspect the ancient gompa if you want and the many young nuns are very friendly. Families in the Tsum usually have at least one family member as either a monk or a nun and stay overnight Chhokang paro and eat dalbhat.

day10: Chokang paro(3031m) to Deng(1860m)7hrs

After exploring Tsum valley,we drop below on the previous trail towards Chumling. After about 2hrs, see a small white gompa on the left at Gho (2485m). Descend on a narrow trail passing the gompa on your left and drop to a wooden bridge over the Siyar Khola. This is a good place to wash clothes and yourself after the lack of water further up the Tsum. Cross the bridge to Domje (2460m, Dhumje, where Tibetan herbal medicine clinic and school. The track onwards climbs just behind the clinic,Climb very steeply through pines and rhododendrons until the track starts  at a mani wall with prayer flags. The track is exposed and narrow. Finally, in the pine forest, take a prayer flag marked uphill trail and make a zigzag climb through huge silver pines to reach Gumba Lungdang (3200m), While getting down Ripchet you will see excellent view of Ganesh Himal if you have enough time you can ride ganesh himal base camp4200m  as well.

We Cross the Laudang Khola on a new swing bridge between the two lowest houses in Domje and stay on the south (true left) bank of the Siyar Khola. Descend on steep loose stairs to the deserted bhatti Ghumlong (2130m) descent and cross on the river, Climb again through the pristine temperature forest to Lokpa (2240m), and take lunch there,Continue from Lokpa getting down small  track from Philim comes in from the left. Turn right, cross the Buri Gandaki on a solid bridge after about 1hr and traverse to a welcome bhatti just around the corner for tea . Where you will have lunch and continue our trip from a steep gorge and then descend through grassy slopes and tall pine trees to cross the Budhi Gandaki. As the trail widens, we pass through bamboo forests to reach the Deng Khola. The buri gandaki valley turns from north –south east west the main Himalayas. After crossing the river, we reach the small village called Deng where we spend over night.

Day 11: Deng (1860 m) to Namrung (2580 m) 6-7 hrs

3 to 4 hours walk 420m ascent and 120m decent from Deng and then we cross the Budhi Gandaki and climb to reach Rana 1980m. From here we climb bhi for a while and then head west to Budhi Gandaki valley. The trail passes through forests and sees few houses above steep cliff on the opposite side of the river up and down to reach Ghap. The trail passes through well see mani wall made by family. Then we take the trail through Prok village which allows us to witness the beautiful view of Siring Himal. We follow the river; crossing it at many places and pass through dense forests you see big fir alive bird impeyan and Gompas along the way. After crossing the river deep gorge, the trail becomes leveled and after a last steep climbs people trade things from Tibet. We reach Namrung where we stay overnight. Namrung is the best viewpoint for Siring and Ganesh Himal, Mt. Himal Chuli.

Day 12: Namrung (2580 m) to Samagaon (3480 m) 6 hrs

From Namrung a steep climb and passage through forests of firs, rhododerns and ork passed to reach Lihi 2900m.There is gompa on the side of the trail and another above the village. You see un-

usual architecture house is beautiful memory of your trek. We pass through Sho and then reach Lho where you see roof of house is made by heavy wood shingles.cross the ridge and trek out Thosang khola then descend onto a rock strewn moraine across pasture and field samagaon locally known as Ro and overnight there

 Day 13: Rest day Samagaon (3480 m) to acclimatization walk to Birendra Tal and eventually to Manaslu Base Camp (4400 m)

This day is set as rest day and acclimatizes to the increasing altitudes. We stay in Samagaon and explore the surrounding areas or visit Birendra Tal and Anie Gompa.At this high elevation the only crops grown are potatoes and barely,people keep horse and yak for butter and meat.You can pass your spare time to  Pungyen Gompa which  is hidden behind the ridge in front of manaslu.It is situated on a hill near Samagaon. We hike up to the Gompa named after the two peaks of Manaslu which means bracelet.  It was destroyed when the Japanese first tried to summit the peaks. It was believed that the expedition to reach the summit might have angered the Gods. After the detour, we come back to Samagaon and spend overnight there.

Day 14: Samagaon (3480 m) to Samdo (3865 m) 3-3 ½ hrs

We follow the Budhi Gandaki River up to a stream which we cross on a suspension bridge.There is a trail to the left that lead to the manaslu base camp.When you reach Kermo Kharka ,we take the trail on the right to Larkya la. It is a fairly easy trail, passing through Mani walls and juniper and birch forests. We again cross a bridge over Budhi Gandaki and continue forward. From a stone arch, we can see a kani and after crossing it, we reach Samdo where we spend overnight.

Day 15: Samdo (3865 m) to Dharmasala/Larke Phedi (4470 m) 3-3 ½ hrs

On this Manaslu circuit trek you have to cross many times to Budhigandaki River.  Your trek starts by crossing a wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki River and begin hiking upwards. After crossing a few streams and seeing a glimpse of the Larkya glacier, we go around a valley and make our way upwards again to reach a guesthouse called Dharmashala.  This short walk to Larke Phedi provides enough time and rest to acclimatize for the further trek and overnight at Larke Phadi.

Day 16: Dharamsala/Larke Phedi (4470 m) to Bimtang (3740 m) 8-12 hrs walk via Larkya La pass (5125 m)

7 to 9 hours – 810m ascent and 1570m decent and cross ridge.The trail become s rougher, steep, grassy slopes and there is snow you will difficult to find your trail.  Decent frozen lake you will cross Larkya la pass 5125m.On the way you can enjoy with Larkya glacier with exquisite views of Larkya peak. From here we can enjoy the breathtaking views of Himlung, Cheo, Kanggru and the Annapurna. It is a longer walk than other days and you reach the guesthouse among the low pastures at the dim lights of dusk. When we finally reach Bhimtang, the exquisite view of Mount Manaslu makes every step worth it.

Day 17: Bimtang (3740 m) to Tilije (2255 m) 6 hrs

After enjoying the splendid views of the mountains from a ridge in Bhimtang, we make our way down towards a high pasture, pine, rhododendron forest then we cross wooden bridge over Dudh Khola. We walk through rhododendron forests, narrow valleys and fields before making a climb to the river bank that leads to the village of Gho.  A short walk takes us to Tilije with better accommodation options where we spend overnight.

Day 18: Tilije (2255 m) to Dharapani.

We move in a stone paved path passing through a beautiful village and then cross a bridge over Dudh Khola and trek along embankment. As you decend down through scrub forest and edge of Marsyangdi valley. After passing through a police checkpoint we make our way towards Dharapani from where we enter the Annapurna circuit section.  Overnight at  Dharapani,

Day 19: Dharapani (1963 m) to Beshishar(5hr by jeep or trek 9 hr)

We take Jeep or trek Dharapani to Beishar, Which takes 5 hours by Jeep Descent down through Marsyangdi Khola south fields.   We spent   overnight at Besishar.

Day 20: Beshishar to Kathmandu (7hrs by bus).

We drive along the banks of Marsyangdi and Trishuli River, witnessing the beautiful scenery of rice fields, terraced farms, rivers and valleys and refreshing views of the hilly areas and mountains. After 7 hours’ journey we reach in Kathmandu where we will spend the last night in Nepal.

Day 21: Final Departure to Tribhuwan International airports.

On your last day you can buy some gift to your family and friend, we will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport. We would like to welcome you again to visit Nepal for trek other destination and tour in Nepal for next time.

 Note: You can change the trek itinerary and path as per your requirements

Manaslu Tsum valley Trek Cost

 Before planning Manaslu Tsum valley need to estimate the necessary cost on trek. Here we sugges possible costs for specific categories for Manaslu tsum valley trek.

Expenses category



   Local Bus - $10 US Per Person (from Kathmandu to Soti Khola)

Private Jeeps - $200 to $250 Per Jeep (7 Seated) Jeep Type- Scorpio, Landcruiser etc. (from Kathmandu to Soti Khola)

Sharing Jeeps - $ 20 for Tourists and $ 20 for Nepalese (from Dharapani to Besishahar)

Local Bus - $ 10 Per Person  ( Besishahar to Kathmandu)

Trekking permits

Manaslu Restricted Area Permit - $70 US per week + $10 US per extra day for months September, October, and November

Manaslu Conservation Area Permit - $20 US + Gov Tax 13% Per Person

Annapurna Conservation area Permit - $20 US + Gov Tax 13% Per Person

Tsum Valley Restricted Area Permit - $35 US Per Person Per Week

Guides and porters

For hiring professional guide $ 20 US to 25 US Per Day

Accommodation in tea houses

Twin sharing room costing from $6 US to $9 US Per Night

Food and Drinks

A meal at higher altitude - $5 US per meal (i.e. $15US to $20US on daily basis)

A cup of tea and coffee – $1.5 US to $4 US and $2 US to $4 US

Beer – $2 US to $5 US

Bottle of water or soda – $0.5 US to $4 US

Other Miscellaneous

It includes all other costs that you prefer for shopping, roaming, and extra sight-seeing.  cost for donations for Tibetan Monasteries and trekking guides’ / porters’ tips


Manaslu Tsum Trek Temperature and Climate

Manaslu tsum valley trek is one of the most popular terrain trek many trekkers spend their time and money. Here we suggest temperature, and climate, according to which timing for the trek to Manaslu region can be estimated and managed.


Temperature and Climate of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek


 pretty cold but the sky is clear


 cold and icy


It is neither too warm no too cold


pretty warm


hazy, hot and sweaty


start of Monsoon


It is cold  remains wet


It is cold and the environment remains wet


Monsoon ends but has the chance of potential rain


Moderate climate for the trek with no rain


starts cooling down in the higher region


starts cooling down more day by day

According to our experience Manaslu tsum valley trek berst timing is from March to May and September to November are the best time for Manaslu Circuit Trek. Other months Because of the low temperature all lodges and tea houses remains closed because of natural cause such as rainfall, massive cold, and many more. In winter season you visibility will far from the mountain.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Difficulty

Manaslu tsum Valley trek is known as one of the tought trek in comparison to other trekking in Nepal. It is rated 7 out of 10 on the grade. The landscape terrain,steep and some are relatively plain.The trek tail goes to pit of Budigandaki river need to cross rock and moraine it is one of the risk factors as well.Befor starting this trek need to know  possible risks and take some knowledge about first aid and take some trekking and hiking course will more helpful for how to use trekking gear, map and how to make trek successful to find out solution in difficult situation.



Here is the list of some facilities we provide you for trekking with Three Diamond Adventure in your journey to the Manaslu Region. We are there for picking you from the airport to dropping you at the airport. We are there to handle every problem and every minor thing for you to make your trek much much memorable. We can expand services. The cost of trek depends on the services you want.

-> Pick up, drop & departure to the airport  on a private vehicle

->  3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast at the three-star category hotel.

->  Guided sightseeing tour around  Kathmandu  Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath &Patan Durbar Square.

->  All kind of transport during Pick up, drop & departure to airport on a private vehicle FW jeep for trekking.

->  Best available teahouse/lodge accommodation during the trek.

->  One qualified, well-informed and experienced English speaking trekking guide (6 trekkers= 1 guide) and porters (2 trekkers= 1 porter).

->  Full course meals of breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the trek.

->  Sleeping bag for use during the trek{which will return after the treak}.

->  First aid medical kit.

->  TIMS and Conservation  Area Permit.

->  All government taxes in temple and monasteries.




You can get any sort of facility as per your requestOur every trip packages have dates & prices which follow flexibility to get modified/changed as per our clients desire which also include changes in the itinerary and the trip schedules. Along with that, our prices can also be adjusted if the trip bookings are made by a group with considerable number of people. We have everyday departure in mail season like  September, October, November and , March, April, May, June  2019 - 2020 within best and reasonable cost according your interest . Also ask us for group joining possibilities.


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