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Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek
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Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek

The Manaslu Valley Trek is more remote and spectacular than many, with rough steep tracks and limited accommodation. It is culturally fascinating with strong continuing links to Tibet in the upper Buri Gandaki (called Nupri ‘the western mountains’) and the Tsum Valley, and even has the Larke La (5100m.) as a challenge. The views of Mt Manaslu, eighth highest mountain in the world, are marvellous and close.

There is limited backup in case of an emergency and it is probably not a good place to go if you have a fear of heights, since tracks can be narrow and hang out over the valley in places. The trek around Manaslu can be done as a lodge trek except for the night before the Larkya La (although a tent should be carried in case the simple lodges are full elsewhere) while Tsum requires a tent or Teahouse Lodge organised in advance and there are only two lodges at present (and very few functioning toilets and no showers/bathrooms).

The remote Tsum Valley side-trip should not be missed. In nine trips to Nepal this was the absolute highlight, with strong, friendly, hospitable people, a living Buddhist culture and untouched wildlife because of Buddhist prohi bitions on hunting. Tsum comes from the Tibetan work 'Tsombo', which means vivid and we can only agree. The people are poor, since they have been bypassed by development for centuries, but this means their unique culture has remained intact.

Trekking Itinerray:

  • Hotels/Lodges
  • 21 Days Trek
  • Grade: Moderate Plus
  • Food: Included except main meals in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation: 4 Nights Kathmandu and 20 Nights in teahouse Lodge
  • Best Season: Spring, Autumn & winter


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff and transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu free.
Day 03: Drive to Arughat (670m.) Soti Khola (710m.) 135km, 8-9 hrs drive
Day 04: Soti Khola – Machha Khola (890m.-2,920ft) 14km, 6-7 hrs
Day 05: Machha Khola – Dobhan (1,000m.-3,280ft) 11km, 6-7 hrs
Day 06: Dobhan – Philim (1,590m.- 5,216ft) 10km, 6-7 hrs
Day 07: Philim – Lokpa (2,240m.) – Chumling (2,360m/7,750ft)10km, 6-7 hrs
Day 08: Chumling – Chhekampar (3,010m. -9,850ft) 10km, 5-6 hrs
Day 09: Chhekampar – Nile (3,480m/11,415ft) 8km, 4-5 hrs
Day 10: Nile – Mu Gompa (3,709m. - 12,169ft) – Chhekampar. 13km, 6-7 hrs
Day 11: Chhekampar – Gumba Lungdang (3,200m. - 10,496ft) 12km, 5-6 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Ripchet (2,470m.-8,100ft)–Lokpa (2,240m.-7,348ft) 14km, 7-8 hrs
Day 13: Lokpa – New Bridge (1,675m.) – Bihi Phedi (1,990m.-6,530ft) 9km, 6-7 hrs
Day 14: Bihi Phedi – Namrung (2,660m.-8,727ft) 8km, 4-5 hrs
Day 15: Namrung – Lho (3,180m.-10,430ft) 4km, 3-4hrs
Day 16: Lho – Sama Gaon (3,530m.-11,578ft) 8km, 5-6 hrs
Day 17: Rest for exploration, visit Pungyen Gompa and Manaslu Base Camp
Day 18: Sama – Samdo Village (3,860m. - 12,660ft) 8km, 3-4 hrs
Day 19: Samdo – Dharamsala (4,460m.-14,628ft) 7km, 3-5 hrs
Day 20: Ascent Larkya La Pass (5,160m.) – Bimthang (3,720m.) 12km, 7-9 hrs
Day 21: Bimthang – Tilje (2300m.) 12km, 5-6 hrs
Day 22: Tilje – Dharapani (1943m.) 8km, 3-4 hrs
Day 23: Dharapani- Besi Sahar (823m.) Kathmandu 190km 7-8hrs
Day 24: Kathmandu free.
Day 25: Last minute, transfers to the airport for your onward Journey.

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.

Trekking Cost: USD      Per Person.

Teahouse Lodge Trek Cost Includes:

  • All land transportation by Car, Van and Tourist/local Bus (Airport /Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop).
  • 4 Night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All 3 major meals Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner provide continental food by teahouse Lodge menu and twin sharing bed room for accommodation en-route.
  • One English speaking trekking guide and necessary Porter. (1 Porter between two member)
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 10 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Restricted area special trekking permit, Manaslu and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (MCAP & ACAP) permit fees.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.


The cost doesn’t include:

  • Personal transportation except those mentioned in the above program.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bag which must cover over minus -15 degree Celsius. .
  • Expenses of a personal nature.
  • Emergency evacuation (if required).
  • Drinks, except tea and coffee at cup system (if participants ordered in small/big pot while in trekking then guest must pay by themselves,
  • Soup in Lunch, Drinking boiled water, Mineral Bottle Water, Coca Cola, Bar bills Hot shower and hot water bags for night to keep warm inside sleeping bag. If required bags will provide by agency itself)
  • Airfare to & from your country.
  • Nepal entry, re-entry visa fees & international airport departure taxes. (Indian nationality free entry in Nepal but require identification such as citizenship card or Passport or official Identification Card for show at airport immigration.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crews.


Note for every member:

  1. Guest are require to bring 2pcs of passport size new photos and USD 30 for own expenses to apply the Nepal Visa. (15 days 30 USD & above 40 USD Per Person).
  2. NO visa required for Indian nationality but required Citizenship Card or valid Passport.
  3. Please bring 4 passport size recent photo for Trekking permits and National Park permit.
  4. Nepal visa will issue at your upon arrival in Kathmandu at TIA airport.
  5. Passport must have at least 6 months of validity during the entire traveling period.
  6. There will be a surcharge of 4% if payment made by Credit Card for trip.


Trip Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation must be notified in writing to the office of “Cultural Treks & Expedition”. Cancellation charges shall be levied as follows:

  • More than 15 days before departure: USD 150 Per Person
  • Less than 15 days before departure: Loss of deposit
  • After starting the trip or trek: No refund

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