Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek - 17 days

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Duration
17 days
Max. Elevation
3700m
Group size
Min. 2 Pax
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Private Car, public Bus
Best Season
September to December March to May
Accomodation
  • 3* Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Basic tea house Lodge during the trek.
Meals
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • All meals are included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Starts at
Soti Khola
Ends at
Soti Khola
Trip Route
Soti Khola-Jagat-Chumling-Mu Gumba-Philim-Machha khola-Sot ikhola

Highlights

    • Start the adventure by exploring Kathmandu city- the city of arts, cultures, history, and traditions. 
    • Take a scenic drive to Arughat through the green hills, local villages, and small bazaars.
    • Walk through the dense forest of rhododendron, pine, and magnolia. 
    • Collect the great views of diverse landscapes. 
    • Explore the traditional local villages with unique cultures, traditions,s and living styles that are similar to Tibetan people. 
    • Visit the famous Buddhist monasteries of Mu Gompa, Rachen Monastery, and Chumlung Gompa.
    • Collect the excellent views of the Ganesh and Manaslu mountain ranges. 
    • Create a lifetime experience Adventure A One Treks. 

Tsum Valley Trek is a hidden gem of the Himalayas located in the Manaslu region of Nepal. This picturesque trek offers stunning views of the majestic Himalayas, spectacular landscapes and pristine forests, traditional villages and monasteries, and a unique cultural experience.

The Tsum Valley Trek takes you through the sacred Himalayan Buddhist region of Tsum, which was opened to foreigners in 2008. This region is known for its unique culture and ancient monasteries, and it offers a unique insight into the traditional way of life of the people living in the area. The Tsum Valley Trek starts in Arughat village and follows the Budhi Gandaki River Valley to the valley of Tsum.

This trek passes through several traditional villages, including Gorkha, Chhokangparo, and Lokpa. Along the way, you will be able to visit several monasteries, including Rachen Gompa and Mu Gompa, as well as the traditional Tsum homes. The trek passes through several landscapes, including rolling green hills, Rhododendron forests, and snow-capped peaks. As you trek, you will be rewarded with stunning views of the Himalayas, including the Manaslu Range and Mt. Annapurna.

The Tsum Valley Trek is a great adventure for anyone looking for an off-the-beaten-track experience in Nepal. Not only will you be able to experience the unique culture of the region, but you will also be able to explore the spectacular landscapes and enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayas. If you are looking for an unforgettable adventure in Nepal, the Tsum Valley Trek is a perfect choice. With its unique culture, stunning landscapes, and spectacular views of the Himalayas, the Tsum Valley Trek is sure to offer an unforgettable experience. 

Tsum Valley Route 

Tsum Valley Trek is an incredible journey through the remote and untouched area of the Himalayas in Nepal. It offers stunning views of the majestic mountains and lush green forests, along with the unique culture and lifestyle of the people living in the area. Beginning at Arughat, the Tsum Valley Trek takes you through Budi Gandaki River, Soti Khola, Machha Khola, Jagat, Deng, Namrung, Lho, Sama Gaon, and Rachen Gompa.

You’ll also traverse through several small villages, temples, and monasteries. The trek culminates at Mu Gompa, one of the most important monasteries in the region. On the Tsum Valley Trek, you’ll get to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and the unique culture of the Tsum people. You’ll get to explore the local villages and interact with the friendly locals. It is also a great opportunity to learn about the culture, religion, and history of the region.

The Tsum Valley Trek is suitable for all kinds of trekkers, no matter your experience level. It is a moderate trek that takes you through scenic landscapes and a variety of terrains. You’ll also get to enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas from different angles.

The Tsum Valley Trek is an unforgettable experience that will take you to the remote areas of Nepal and allow you to explore the culture and nature in the Himalayas. Whether you’re a first-time trekker or an experienced trekker, the Tsum Valley Trek is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a unique and memorable experience.

Best season for Tsum Valley 

Tsum Valley Trek is a beautiful and challenging adventure trek located in the remote and isolated region of Manaslu in Nepal. It is a restricted area, which was opened only recently in 2008 for trekkers. The trek offers magnificent views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Manaslu (8,156m/26751ft) is the 8th highest peak in the world.

The Tsum Valley Trek is one of the most spectacular treks in Nepal and is a great way to explore the culture and traditions of the local people living in the region. The best season for a Tsum Valley Trek is during spring and autumn. Spring, which starts in March and ends in mid-May, is the perfect time for a trek. The weather is pleasant and you can enjoy the beautiful blooming rhododendron forest and get to witness the traditional Nepalese festivals.

The temperature is also moderate, which marks trekking more enjoyable. During autumn, which runs from mid-September to mid-November, the weather is dry and sunny. The temperature is quite pleasant and the skies are usually clear, making the trekking more enjoyable. The views of the mountains and valleys are also more spectacular during this time. No matter what season you choose for a Tsum Valley Trek, you will surely have a memorable experience.

The trek is packed with stunning views, cultural experiences, and lots of adventure. So, if you are planning a trek to Tsum Valley, make sure you pick the best season for you.

Difficulty 

Tsum Valley Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal due to its stunning scenery and cultural significance. This trek is considered moderate in terms of difficulty; however, it can be challenging for some trekkers. The Tsum Valley Trek is a great trek for those looking for a challenge but doesn’t want to push themselves too hard.

The trek starts at Arughat, located at an altitude of 600 meters, and ends at the village of Chumling, located at an altitude of 3,000 meters. The highest point of the trek is the Larke Pass, located at an altitude of 5,106 meters. The trek demands some endurance, as the trek is long and the trails can be challenging. Trekkers will have to walk for at least five to six hours a day in a variety of terrains, including steep ascents and descents, rocky trails, and narrow paths.

The trail also passes through several remote villages and passes, so trekkers will have to be prepared for difficult terrain and altitude changes. The Tsum Valley Trek also offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, including the Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and the Annapurna range.

Trekkers will also get to experience the culture and lifestyle of the local Tsum people. With its stunning scenery, cultural significance, and moderate difficulty, the Tsum Valley Trek is one of the most rewarding treks in Nepal. 

Accommodation

Tsum Valley Trek is an amazing trek in the Manaslu region of Nepal. The trek is known for its untouched beauty and picturesque landscapes. Accommodation in Tsum Valley Trek is one of the most important factors for a successful trek.

There are different types of accommodation available in Tsum Valley Trek. You can choose from guesthouses, teahouses, and homestays. All these accommodation options offer basic facilities like warm beds, blankets, and bathrooms. Guesthouses are the most basic type of accommodation available in Tsum Valley.

They offer basic amenities like beds, blankets, and bathrooms. The guesthouses are usually run by locals and provide basic services like food and drinks. Teahouses are more comfortable than guesthouses and offer better facilities. They offer hot showers and have a restaurant where you can have meals. The teahouses are usually run by locals and offer a great atmosphere to relax and unwind.

Homestays are the best option for those who want to experience the local culture and get to know the locals. Homestays provide a more authentic experience and are usually run by families. They offer basic facilities like beds and bathrooms, but also provide you with a chance to interact with the locals and learn about their culture and traditions. No matter which accommodation option you choose, you will be sure to have a great experience in Tsum Valley Trek. From comfortable teahouses to authentic homestays, you are sure to find the perfect place to stay during your trek.  


Tsum valley Trek Cost 

Tsum Valley Trek’s cost varies depending on the number of days you plan to spend on the trek. The trek usually takes 16 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu with a few days of sightseeing at the end. The cost for a 16-day trek with a guide and porter will range between $1,700 to $2,500 USD. This cost includes all accommodation, meals, guide and porter fees, and permit fees. 

In addition to the cost of the trek itself, travelers should budget for other items such as personal gear, emergency evacuation insurance, and tips for the guide and porter. It is also important to factor in the cost of travel to and from Kathmandu which can add up to $400 - $600 USD. 

Tsum Valley Trek is a great opportunity to explore the majestic Himalayan Mountains while immersing yourself in local Nepalese culture. The cost of the trek is relatively low compared to other treks in Nepal and is a great way to experience some of the most stunning landscapes in the world.


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Trip Itinerary

Upon arrival at Kathmandu international airport, our representative will welcome you. You will be then transferred to the hotel. Later, you can take a good rest or can walk around the local market in your free time. 

  • Food: Not Included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 

The overland journey starts after breakfast. The route heads towards the mid-west zone from Dhading to Gorkha. You can collect wonderful views of green hills and the occasional views of the mountains along the way. The exciting journey also includes of driving via Trishuli and Budi Gandaki river to reach Soti Khola for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

On the starting day of the trek, from Soti Khola, you walk following the Budigandaki river upstream crossing several farm villages and fields. With the views of nice waterfalls and villages, you continue your walking to cross a stream to reach Machha Khola. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The walk starts with following the Budi Gandaki river upstream to reach to Beshi. Beshi is a small farm village with few local houses. The route then takes you to Tatopani, which means the natural hot spring. You will be spending some time and Tatopani to take a dip. Then after, you will continue your walk towards Jagat. Along way, you will be passing the beautiful villages of Dovan and Yaruphant. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

You will be starting your trek after the delicious breakfast. The walk first leads to the higher areas passing the farm villages with a short climb. Then you will be crossing a bridge to reach Nagjet. Then you will also cross the wonderful village of Philim with the farmhouses.  Crossing the Philim village, you will be climbing to a rocky ridge inside the bamboo forest to reach Lakuwa. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

As always, you will be resuming your trek after breakfast. The route now enters into a narrow gorge with a short descent. Then taking the uphill climb inside the dense rhododendron and pine forest passing several farm villages to Lungwa Khola. Then the final section uphill takes you inside the valley of happiness- Tsum. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The finest journey inside Tsum valley begins as the views of the Ganesh Himal accompany you. The local villages, the excellent landscapes similar to the Tibetan plateau, and more. The first section of the day is downhill to Samtiking Khola then to the village with the best views of Ganesh Himal. You will then further walk to Chokhan-Paro village for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The first climb section leads you to an open valley of arid terrain. Then the walk slowly continues with the best views of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu mountain. On the way, you will get the chance to visit Milarepa cave. Milarepa is a famous saint and Buddhist poet, singer, and tantric Guru of the 11th century. He is well-remembered by both Tibetans and Buddhists. You will be spending the night at Nele La at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

You will be starting your day after a delicious breakfast. The route to Mu Gompa is enriched with beautiful views of the Himalayas. The route this day is mostly uphill through the high arid terrain. Mu Gompa is the place of old Mu Gompa. This place also offers greater views of the mountains too. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

This day is dedicated to exploring the local villages and visiting the famous Mu Gompa. Mu Gompa is one of the oldest monasteries in the Himalayas. Rich with ancient antiques, statues, and with the finest architecture. Mu Gompa is the oldest and the most important monastery inside Tsum valley and in the whole Manaslu area. After completing the visit to Mu Gompa, you can then explore the local villages. You will be then staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

After spending the best time at Mu Gompa, this day you will be trekking to another famous monastery of Rachen Gompa. The route to Rachen is through different small yet wonderful villages passing the cattle herders. The route also includes a couple of uphill hills and downhill sections to reach Rachen Gompa. In the afternoon, you will be exploring the wonderful Rachen monastery. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse at Rachen

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The final day inside the wonderful Tsum valley. You will be descending to Chumling village this day. In the morning, go and explore the Rachen Gompa, before making the descent to Chumling. In your free time, you can walk around the local village. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The morning starts with breakfast. Then follow the downhill route via the river downstream. You will be first reaching the village of Samba. Then passing a few more beautiful farm villages for Tingding and Chhupyang, you will be reaching Philim. Philim is one of the biggest villages on the route. Go and explore around the village in your free time. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge at Philim. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

Into the lower elevation, the route to Tatopani is through the paddy fields via the Budigandaki river. Tatopani is a natural hot spring place. You can take a relaxing hot spring bath at Tatopani. The hot spring can relax your tired limbs and the whole body. Enjoy taking the soothing hot water bath. You will be spending your night at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

On the final day of your trek. You will be trekking to Soti Khola via Budi Gandaki downstream this day. The route includes the beautiful village of Labubesi and the terraced fields plus some fascinating waterfalls to take you to Soti Khola. You will be spending your night at Soti Khola. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

You will be taking a scenic drive back to Kathmandu from Soti Khola this day. In Kathmandu, you can have a good rest. In your free time, you can do some last-minute shopping. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch Included.
  • Accommodation at: three-star hotel twin/double sharing basis.

After a wonderful time in Nepal, today you will be transferred to the Kathmandu international airport to catch your returning flight back home. Namaste!!

  • Food: Breakfast included.
  • Accommodation: Not included.

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Includes

    • Airport transportation. 
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 
    • Kathmandu valley sightseeing with private vehicle and guide provided. 
    • Transportation (Kathmandu to Soti Khola and Soti to Kathmandu) by a local bus.
    • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses during the trekking.
    • One porter for two trekkers including their all expenses during the trekking.
    • All the permits are needed for the trek.
    • Meals (breakfasts, lunches, and dinners) during the trekking.
    • Accommodation at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.
    • All the government taxes and the company service charge.

Doesn't Include

    • International airfare.
    • Nepal visa.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Entrance fees during Kathmandu valley sightseeing.. 
    • Personal expenses (WIFI. Hot water/shower, laundries, bar bills etc) of any kind.
    • Tipping.
    • Anything does not mention in the inclusion list.

Complimentary

    • Manaslu Trekking Map
    • Welcome and welfare Dinner in Nepali Authentic restaurant.
    • A1trek company logo print T-shirt.
    • Trekking Certificate of a1trekking company name with a stamp.  

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