Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

15 Days

The Mansalu Tsum Valley Trek is one of the most remote areas, located in the northern part of Gorkha district bordering Tibet. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word’s Tsombo which means vivid. Ganesh and Tewa Himal are in the east, with Shringi Himal in the west. On a clear day Baudha Himal and Himalchuli are visible in the southwest. The Tsum Valley is inhabited by Gurung & Tamang people who follow Buddhism as a religion. Animal husbandry and agriculture are the main profession.


The Tsum Valley hosts many ancient gompas, caves and some of the biggest nunneries-Rachen Gompa, Dhephudonma Gompa and Gompa Lungdang in Nepal. After Chokang Paro (Chhekamparo) village, the Tsum Valley is quite wide and flat with lot of farms. Piren-phu cave is considered very holy in this region, with a very interesting legend related to it. The famous Tibetan saint and scholar, Milarepa, once mediated in the cave and during his meditation seven white pigeons used to deliver food and drink to him. Later the cave became quite famous as a Piren-phu, literally “pigeon cave”.

Trip Highlights

  • Cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
  • Beautiful adventure trekking into the Manaslu Valley
  • Close up views of the mountain peaks.
  • Traversing the beautiful cultural trail with majestic views
  • Cultural glimpses of the local villages along the trail


Today is the day of your arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal. As soon as you come out of the Kathmandu airport, you will find our representative waiting for you in the waiting area right outside the arrival lounge. You will be warmly greeted and welcomed by the representative and led to the vehicle. Our vehicle will take you to the trip hotel, most of the time in Thamel, that is 20-30 minutes drive, depending upon traffic, from the airport.
After you check into the hotel, you can take relaxing time on your own as there are no activities scheduled for today, except our trip briefing meeting. We will let you know about the briefing timing upon your arrival.

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. We come to take your for a wonderful cultural heritage tour of Kathmandu valley. As part of the tour, we are going to visit four of the UNESCO Heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley. The places we visit today are incredible mixture of culture, history, spirituality, art and stories. Overnight in Hote.

Believed to have been created on its own, this Budhhist stupa is the oldest of all the monuments in Kathmandu valley. Standing atop a small hillock, Swoyambunath, known as monkey temple amongst tourists, provides a fascinating view of the valley, surrounding hills and snow-capped mountain at the distance on a clear day.

Patan Durbar Square
One of the three medieval palace squares, Patan Durbar Square holds its medieval art and architectural grandeur. Amazing skill of the artisans is evident in each and every building that stands in the square. The square comprises of medieval palace, temples and museum.

This site is the most sacred Hindu temple area in the country. But, as the temple is strictly a Hindu only area, non-Hindu tourists go there to watch the unique Hindu cremation rituals on the bank of River Bagmati. The death rites of Hindu family there are so engrossing and heart-touching which make you feel the moment. It’s not any kind of intrusion in being there and watching somebody being cremated in an open ground. It’s a great cultural experience.

This giant Buddhist stupa is considered as the biggest one in the world. This small square with giant shrine has a powerful presence of the spiritual vibrations. It’s an important pilgrimage site for the people following Tibetan Buddhism.

Your journey begins with a scenic drive through Arughat to Soti Khola (700 meters). Along the way, you will be fascinated by the diverse landscapes of Nepal. On arrival you will check in at the hotel for the night.

The trek officially begins today as you head to Machha Khola (869 metres). You will walk through beautiful scenery and spend the night in a local hotel.

Continuing the trek, you head to Jagat (1340m), which is another scenic village on your way. Here, you will find accommodation in a local hotel for the night.

Today’s trek takes you to Lokpa (2240m), a peaceful Himalayan village. The stunning local culture and surroundings will make a lasting impression. You will spend the night in a hotel.

You will continue to climb during the trek to Dumje (2460m). The ground is very steep and unclean. Overnight accommodation will be provided in a hotel.

Your trek takes you to the Buddhist monastery of Rachen Gompa (3240m). Explore the spiritual atmosphere and spend the night in a hotel near the monastery.

Even higher, you’ll trek to Mu Gompa (3700 meters), another important monastery in the area. The view of the mountains will amaze you. You will spend the night in a hotel.

A slight descent brings you to Chokang Paro (3031 meters). Here, you will experience the unique local culture and spend the night in the hotel.

Today’s trek takes you to Chumling (2386m), where you will be accommodated in a hotel. The serene atmosphere of this village will surely charm you.

Continuing the descent will bring you to Film (2470m), where you will spend the night in a hotel.

This trek goes to Tatopani (990 meters), famous for its natural hot springs. Here you can relax and soak in the calm waters before spending the night at the hotel.

You retrace your steps and trek to Soti Khola (700 meters) and spend the night in a hotel.

After leaving the tour destination, you will drive back to Kathmandu and check into your hotel. This is a day of rest and reflection.

On the final day, you will depart from Kathmandu, with tailored activities for your flight planning and departure plans.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick and Drop for both International and Domestic flight by Private vehicle.
  • Welcome, Farewell dinner with cultural program.
  • 3 Nights Tourist Standard Hotel Accmmodiation in Kathmandu with B/B basis.
  • Half Day Guided Cultural Tours in Kathmandu with all the Entrance fees.
  • 2 Nights Tourist Standard Hotel Accmmodiation in Pokhara with B/B basis.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Coach.
  • Transportation from Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara by local jeep.
  • Standard Lodge Accommodation (best available) with twin sharing basis during the trek.
  • Full Board Meals (3 Meals a day) while on the trek.
  • Trekking Permit (ACCAP) and Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
  • Professional & highly expertise Government Licensed holder Trekking Guide.
  • 2:1 Porters to carry luggages.
  • All expenses of the staffs (Guides/Porters) that includes Food, Accommodation, Salary, Insurance, Equipment during your travel period.
  • All the necessary trekking gear for porters like jacket /trousers, trekking shoes, gloves, shocks, sunglasses etc.
  • Friends Adventure Team's Sleeping Bag, Walking Poles and Duffel Bag, to be return after trip completed.
  • Comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Arrangement of all rescue and evacuation promptly, in Worst Condition
  • Group Trekking Gears.
  • Trekking Map, Friends Adventure Team's special Souvenir.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
  • All desserts, sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses.
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Medical and Travel Insurance and Emergency rescue by any means of Transportation including Helicopter evacuation if required.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival).
  • Gratuities to guide, porters and driver (Not mandatory but expected as customizetripomary thank you for the service).
  • Any other item not included in "Cost Includes" Section.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is a Medium difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 3,700m. This is the elevation of   Mu Gompa (3700m).   Mu Gompa is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek)?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Restricted Area Trek, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
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From $1,200
/ Children
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Trip Info

  • 16 Days
  • Mu Gompa (3700m)
  • Full Board on Trekking
  • Hotel/Lodge/Camp
  • Flight & Private Vehicle

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