Manaslu/Tsum Valley Trek

December 15, 2023 nepalguide
Manaslu/Tsum Valley Trek

The Manaslu Valley Trek is a remote and spectacular trek with steep tracks and beautiful views throughout the trek. Nepal guide info team organized manaslu trekking 2024 with special package guide and porters service

It is culturally fascinating with strong links to Tibet in the upper Buri Gandaki (called Nupri ‘the western mountains’) and the Tsum Valley, and even includes the Larkya La (5106 m) as a challenge. The views of Mt Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world, are marvelous and spellbinding.

The trek around Manaslu circuit and Larky pass can be done more conveniently these days because there are several lodges available all along the route. There are even phone and mobile access in some parts of the trekking trail. Nearly every village now has a proper lodge. You can certainly find porridge, tsampa, noodles, omelets and roti at most places. While simple, they are clean for the most part. There are also small shops in most villages along the way with limited stocks of soap, toilet paper, batteries, bottled water, biscuits, noodles, beer, whisky etc.

Among the trips to Nepal, this is the absolute highlight, with strong, friendly, hospitable people, a living Buddhist culture and untouched wildlife because of Buddhist prohibitions on hunting.The people are poor, since they have been bypassed by development for centuries, but this means their unique culture has remained intact.

A special Restricted Area Permit is required for Manaslu. In addition, you will need to pay both the Manaslu Conservation Area Park (MCAP) fee and the Annapurna Conservation Area Park (ACAP) fee for the section from Dharapani to Besi Sahar after you join the round-Annapurna trail. All of these permits are covered in your tour price so you don’t need any extra money for these permits. Nepal guide info organized this all before trek even we are ready before arrived Nepal to
Cost of Guides and Porters for Manaslu Circuit Trek 2024 spring and Autumn

While many of the famous treks do not have strict requirements, some restricted treks need a minimum of 2 trekkers and licensed guides to accompany the trekkers as manaslu trekking same rule in Nepal trekking. You will be provided the permit only after fulfilling these requirements.
The cost of a guide or a porter is around $20 to 27$ which also covers the accommodation, salary, food, insurance, trekking gear and guide bag for the guide. If you would prefer a porter instead of a guide, it would cost between $15-$18 including the accommodation, food, salary and insurance.
It is highly recommended that you take a licensed guide as Manaslu circuit trek is a bit tricky and you might need a guide with all the technical knowledge for safety. The training and experience of a licensed professional can make your trekking experience safe and enjoyable

Manaslu Trekking itinerary day by days

Day 1 :Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m/2328ft) 8-9 hours Guest house
Your guide will pick you up at 8:00 am and we will start our 8 hours drive to

The first four hours to Dhading Besi, the district headquarters of Dhading (1050m), is
on paved roads, but for the section to Arughat, we will be driving on a rougher surface. From
Arughat we drive another 1.5 hrs to Soti Khola by public jeep. Nepal guide info organized jeep from Kathmandu

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accommodation.
Day 2: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m/2952ft) 5-6 hours Guest house
Today’s walk follows a constantly undulating trail mainly through woodland as we continue to
head upstream along the Budhi Gandaki.

We then descend to the wide, sandy riverbed and then continue along a winding mountain path overlooking the river.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accommodation.
Day 3 :Machha Khola to Jagat Checkpoint (1340m/4395ft) 6 hours Guest house
After crossing the Machha River and Khrolabesi, we will pass through the hot springs at
Tatopani. The trail follows a forested area until we cross Dovan Khola. We then make our way
to Budhi Gandaki Valley.

As the elevation increases, the scenery undergoes a complete transformation, with white sandy areas along the riverside.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accommodation.
Day 4 :Jagat to Deng (2095 m/6871 ft) 6 hours Guest house
The trail continues in a well paved village, and the uo the valley to Sirdabas, offering
great views of the Sringi Himal.

We then drop down to the river, cross a long suspension bridge and climb up to Philim.

In the afternoon, we’ll explore the village and the surrounding hills.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accommodation.
Day 5: Deng to Namrung (2900m/9512ft) 6 hours Guest house
Today we will scramble steeply up into a spectacular trail before descending to cross the river.
We pass through some small settlements and then climb to an impressive valley. There we will
encounter Mani stones (prayer stones) carved into wayside rocks – a sign that we are entering
Tibetan territory.

In the afternoon, we take a side excursion to the small settlement of Prok – a two hour round trip.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accommodation.
Day 6: Namrung to Samagaon (3500m/11480ft) 6 hours Guest house
We’ll pass the stone gate and the long Mani stone wall of the village of Lho, with an astounding
view of Peak 29 ahead.

You can take a side excursion to Pungen Glacier in order to get a close up view of Manaslu from here. The trial follows a lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier towards Sama. It takes a further 20 minutes to reach Sama Gompa for our night halt.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accommodation.
Day 7 :Acclimatization day at Samagaon Guest house
This day has been set aside for acclimatization and you can opt for a full or half day walk. The
full day walk is towards Manaslu Base Camp (approximately 6-7 hour round trip).

Alternatively, there are half day walks either to the glacier across the valley or to Birendra Tal.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accommodation.
Day 8 :Samagaon to Samdo (3690m/12103ft) 3 hours Guest house
The Manaslu Circuit Trek now crosses grazing areas and gradually ascends the valley. Fantastic
views of the mountains, especially Manaslu, are ahead of us as we reach Samdo, a Tibetan refugee village. This remote village is only a day’s walk from the Tibetan border.

In the afternoon, we will explore the village and surrounding hills.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accommodation.
Day 9: Samdo to Dharmashala (4450m/14596ft) 4 hours Guest house
After crossing a couple of streams, we’ll reach Larkya Bazaar. This is a village which thrived
from trade with Tibet years ago.

After a steady climb we will arrive at our lodge at 4450m at Dharmashala.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accommodation.
Day 10: Dharamsala to Bimthang (3720m/12, 201 ft) 8-9 hours Guest house
Leaving Dharmasala behind, we will gradually climb towards glacier moraines that offers excellent views of nearby Larka Peak and surrounding peaks and valleys.

Eventually, we make our way through steep terrain and arrive at the highest point of our trek – the Larkya La Pass (5106 m). From this high pass, never seen before view of Annapurna 2, Cheu Himal, Himlung Himal and other surrounding peaks are visible with Manasalu Himal right in front of us.

We stay overnight at Bimthang.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accommodation.
Day 11 :Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m ) 7-8 hours Guest house
We will walk south below Bimthang behind the moraine wall for some time before crossing the Bhimtang Glacier. We will climb up the far moraine wall quickly to avoid stone-fall and enter some of the best forests in Nepal.

With the gentle riverside walking to Karche (2700m) we take lunch after about 3.5hrs.

In the next hour we will see many signs of a glacial flood, with tree trunks smashed and banks undermined – the track becoming quite rough. We will climb steeply over a ridge and drop to Gurung Goa (2560m), the first real village since Samdo.

Then we will go towards Dharapani (1860m) and we will rest in one of the hotels at Dharapani.

Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accommodation.
Day 12: Dharapani to Kathmandu (1400 m) 6 hours Hotel
We will come back to Kathmandu in a jeep via Besi Sahar as we enjoy the beautiful scenery of rice fields, terraced farms, rivers and valleys and refreshing views of the hilly areas and mountains.

After a few hours’ journey we reach Kathmandu where we will spend the last night in Nepal.

Breakfast, Lunch And Farewell Dinner.

Trip Cost Includes 2024

Airport-hotel-airport pick and drop by private car/van
2 nights room in peace, clean and standard hotels in Kathmandu, B&B service.
Well experienced, government registered, fluent English speaking and friendly guide and Porters .
All meals: lunch, breakfast and dinner during the trek.
Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits during the trek.
Group first aid kit and water purifiers.
Lodge and home stay during the trek and all ground transportation
Food, accommodation salary of the guide & porters.
Manaslu special Trekking permit and MCAP permit.
All transportation, ACAP permit and Tsum Valley special permit
Nepal Planet Treks and Expedition Office service charge, government tax and vat etc.
Insurance and trekking gear for guide and porters.
Trip Cost Excludes
Hard drinks, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
Laundry service, toiletries and personal nature expenses.
Hot shower and hot water, internet and phone calls
Personal insurance, Nepal visa fee, international air ticket.
Rescue operation charge in case of emergency and laundry services.
Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver.
Note: This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program Namaste