Tsum Valley Manaslu Trekking Itinerary
24 Days | Best Hotel, Distance, Time Duration - The Best Trek Package of the Manaslu Region
Day 1: Welcome to Nepal for Tsum Valley Manaslu Trekking.
Trekking Trail Nepal Team will welcome you to the Tribhuvan International Airport of Nepal in the capital city Kathmandu. We escort you to the hotel where you will be able to get rid of a long-haul flight with the choice of comfort. The Tourist Center.
Later Trekking Trail Nepal officials meet with Tsum Manaslu Circuit Trekking field staff and settle down all the remaining. Surely we will discuss the itinerary, private expenses, tomorrow's schedule, and all queries. Form Sim Card to Sleeping Bags.
We will collect your original passport to issue the special permits of our Tsum Manaslu Circuit Trekking in Nepal.
Day 2: Kathmandu SightSeeing.
Today you will be able to enjoy the first breakfast in Nepal in our hotel. And day sightseeing trip will follow towards Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Monkey Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. However, Trekking Trail Nepal staff will issue the Permits and all documents for your trip.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Soti Khola.
No matter you are using a private vehicle or a public one we suggest you stop at Palpa Bhyanjang which is also known as Pauwa, Khalday Dhading for the lunch. If you are in a big group and need Western food you can call and place your order which you can enjoy on time, without a long wait.
After another 2 hours of drive, we reach our destination, Soti Khola, 700 meters.
NOTE: Public Bus leaves to Soti Khola at 6 AM from the bus park and reaches at 4 pm. However, your choice of time for Private Vehicles.
Day 4: Soti Khola to Maccha Khola.
Following the Budigandaki river through the deep Rocky gorge crossing small towns like Lapubeshi, Harry Hill as on. The major attractions are the Waterfall and suspension bridge over Nauli Khola 920 m, and the love sign for Photography in which Arrow pointed towards Dharche village. If you have time you can enjoy the Natural Hotspring pool water on another side of Machha Khola village, which takes 5 minutes of the easy hike.
Day 5: Machha Khola to Jagat
Day 5 of Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek is relatively longer. For today Jagat 1340 is our destination in which we cross small towns like Khorlabesi, Dobhan, Bupchet, Punngpu, Yaruphant, and villages like Tatopani 990 m. We follow the same Budi Gandaki River. Machha Khola Village to Khorlabesi 3.5 Km and takes 1 hour and 20 minutes which follows the newly constructed Larkya road. After another 1 hour on the same road just after crossing a small but popular town called Tatopani ( hot spring place) need to cross the Budi Gandaki river with a small suspension bridge and follow the original trekking trail of Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek to Dobhan.
We continue our trail towards Dobhan where we enjoy our lunch. Onwards we cross the first cantilever bridge and cross the same river aging and reach the Jagat cross Syauli Bhatti and Thus Dhunga.
Day 6: Trek from Jagat to Lokpa
Day start with the entry of trekking permit in Jagat Police check post. Jagat to Salleri 2.5 km, 50 minutes. Just after 5 minutes walk from Sallari Chamer Mount will take all your attention which helps you to forget all tiredness even on hiking on a motor-able track with dust and donkey. Sallari to Sirdibas 2 km 50 minutes on the new track. Just before we reach Sirdibas village we leave the motorable track and follow the original trekking trail towards Philim. Sirdibas to Philim via Ghattea Khola is 1.65 km in distance but it takes about 45 minutes to cover up the short uphill to reach Philim village.
After lunch in Philim village, we continue our Trek after registering our permits to Ekli-Bhatti. After crossing the Philim village the trail is relatively flat toll EkleBhatti. To reach he we need to cover about 3 km and takes about 1 hour.
Furthermore, we continue on Manaslu Trekking Trail for about 1 hour 20 minutes ( 3.5 Km ) to reach Nyak Phedi where is a suspension bridge which split the 2 trekking routes. The trekking trail on our right-hand side takes us to Tsum Valley while the other takes us to Manaslu Circuit and Larkyala Pass. For our destination to Lokpa 1874 m, we continue our hike through a peaceful forestry uphill trail with the breeze of the Sheyar River. To cover this 2.4 km long section we need about 1 hour.
Lokpa is not a big town but you can enjoy the unlimited internet service. Just you need to buy one card from the service provider at the hotel.
Day 7: Lokpa to Chumling
Our trekking trail towards Chumling Village 2320m mostly follows the small river called Sheyar Khola. This distance is just 7.2KM however it takes about 5 easy hours through the very peaceful wild nature with river sound. During the hike, we need to gain about 550 meters altitude. Lokpa to Ghadhi Khola 2hours 30 minutes easy walk. In the first part with 40 minutes ( 1.5 km) of an easy wild and peaceful walk, you cross the small suspension bridge and can experience the second cantilever bridge on the side of Shyar Khola.
Before completing this Cantilever bridge trail change its grade to steep however the newly made stairs and resting place in between with trees overhead and water tap makes you feel like in Haven. This steep part takes just 20 minutes to cover with Chamer mountain on the front and Buddha Mountain behind along with cold breezes and musical river.
The trail is uphill for 20 minutes and relatively inclined for another 20 minutes, this continues till we reach Ghadhi Khola. The trail section between Lokpa and Ghadhi Khola is undulating which comes with uphill and downhill due to the deep Rocky mountainous and geographical features. Most of the uphill in this part are the outcomes of Landslide and the difficulty of making a walkable route.
After Ghadhi Khola to Chumling
Easy 45 minutes walk. The inclined trail also provides wider views of Chumling valley. new mountains from Ganesh Himal Himalayas ranges on the Eastern side, pine forest with green meadows and symbols of old human civilization along with Mane and prayers flags welcome you to our Hotel Tashi Delak lodge and restaurant.
Day 8: Chummling to Chekumpar.
After breakfast with the views of Small Ganesh Mountain and Buddha Himal, we hike about 2 hours and 6.25 Km to reach the town called Dumje, which is the best place for a tea/water break. just before crossing the river and hiking up to the Gho village for lunch, it works as an energy savior.
Are the end of Dumje village we cross the river and 25 minutes of inclined steep trail to Gho village where enjoy our lunch. Although this section is not an easy one, the mountain views of Ganesh Himal (North-west )and Ganesh Himal VI will surely motivate and energies you to go further and higher for the best adventure. The trail between Gho village and Chaurikharka is the hardest one. Not only because of uphill inclines but also the rock usually slides here. We request you to complete this section in group and not on a windy afternoon day.
It takes an easy 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete 4.5 km till Chaurikharka.
In Chaurikharka you can rest for a while and start your walk to the final destination of tonight Chekumpar 3031 m. This last part is quite relaxing with the wide deep valley with deep gorges and high alpine forests. Couples of Buddhist Mane with prayers flags welcome you to the village. Within 1 hour 10 minutes and a 3 Km hike, we make our day successful. In total, we hike 6 hours and 30 minutes and 14 Km in total including a couple of tea/water breaks and lunch break we complete our trek to Chekumpar from Chumling village.
Day 9: Trek to the Nile
The morning starts with very beautiful mountain views of many peaks from the Ganesh Himalaya Range as well Buddha Peak and Himalchuli from the Manaslu Himalayas range. Although we have lots of things to explore in this Chekumpar Village we headed towards Nile 3361 m. This is one of the easiest days, just a flat, relaxing trail, No hard uphills, and a narrow path. We have many beautiful villages to cross and all the villages are separated by long-long ancient mane wall and Mane which were made with hands. The village has big Mane Stupa standing on our trail not just to welcome us but to offer blessings and best wishes for our Tsum Valley Trek. In addition, this symbolizes the value of religion, culture, and beliefs. The first this we need to do is to start our hike to Nile village by registering our names on the Police Checkpost which is in the middle of Chekampar Village.
We will cross small villages like Chhokang, Lamagaun, Bursi, Lar ( Village on another side of Lama Gau ), Phurpey, Chhule, Pungdun ( where the big Prayer wheel is on the way) and monasteries like Rachen Gomba and Milarepa Cave on the side of the trail in distance.
Although we have to complete 10 Km to reach the Nyle which is elevated at 3361 m we can complete it in 5 hours of easy walk. Today we need to walk about 11 km which takes about 5 hours in total without a lunch break. In detail, Chekumpar to Nagakyu village is 1 hour 20 minutes and the distance covered is 3.2 Km. Ngakyu village to Lama Gau 30 minutes to cover 2 Km.
From Lama Gau to Phurpey Choeren Village takes 1 hour crossing a small suspension bridge and 3 Km as distances wise. Finally, we reach Nyle ( Nile) village through Chhule village with one more hour of easy hike covering 3.3 Km we made our day.
Day 10: Hike to Mu Gompa 3700 M and overnight at Mu Gompa.
After breakfast, we start our day hike with a day pack only to Mu Gompa. Mu Gompa is not only the highest point to Tsum Valley Trekking but also the biggest monastery with beliefs, trust spiritual values. The hiking trail is mostly inclined but not close as it looks. But the views of the High Himalayas and mountainous terrain, peace breaking by high-frequency wind, and the beauty of the Monastery are surely worth to Hiking. We can spend our night here at Mu Gompa, enjoying the mountains and doing some meditation, spending time with monks, and enjoying the peaceful monastery, nature, and religion.
NOTE: Mu Gompa offers basic accommodation for all travelers. If you are willing to try please let us know about Trekking Trail Nepal before the trip, so we can adjust your itinerary accordingly. If you want to be in the lap of a religiously rich point, highland close to the Himalayas, and to take a day break for peaceful mind, body, and soul, Mu Gompa surely attracts you.
The morning walk starts on reaching the highest point at Mu Gompa and is the main destination of this adventure, as the walk continues to climb on high arid terrain offering views of high peaks on the way to Mu Gompa for the overnight stop.
NOTE: In some extreme local scenarios we have to trek back to our camp of Nyle Village, enjoy lunch and explore the village, and reschedule our trekking itinerary.
Day 11: Trek down to Rachen Gompa.
After the delicious morning breakfast made by monks and nuns, we move to our next monastery destination of Bursi. This is another old monastery that lies on the off-track of Tsum Valley just another side of Bursi Village, widely known as Rachen Gompa. By saying goodbye to the small village like Nyle (Nile), Chule, Pangdun, Phurpey, and Lar we reach another monastery camp of Rachen Gompa.
Rachen Gompa also offers lodging and meals facilities for all travels. Although the accommodation facility is the very basis you can feel yourself while exploring the trust and value of the old Buddhist religion which juggles with Tibetan culture. Distance 10 Km, Hiking duration 6 hours 30 minutes
Day 12: Trek down to Chummling Village.
We start our day a little late, obviously with breakfast. We hike through the same trekking trail we use a few days before. Similarly, we will enjoy our lunch as well dinner and next breakfast in the same hotel in Chumming. Distance 16 Km, Hiking duration 9 hours 30 minutes.
Day 13: Trek to Pewa.
Today our camp is Pewa a small town which is elevated at the altitude of 1700 meters on the bank of River Budhi Gandaki. The town has only 2 lodged so please make your reservation earlier as possible. We will start our hike at about 8:00 from Chumling following the same trail which we enjoyed hiking up for days earlier. The first part of the trail is inclined downhill till the river where we cross our first suspension bridge and reach the place called Ghadhi Khola, After here trail change its attitude and we need to hike uphill to some point and reach the section where we have to cross the cantilever bridge and another small suspension bridge and inclined trail to Lokpa for our lunch.
This first section before lunch is about 10.5 Km, which takes approximately 4 hours with a normal hike. Alter delicious mountain lunch we start our hike towards the Tsum Valley Gate following a very peaceful trail covered with bush forest and a few pine trees. Within the next 45 minutes of a hike, we reach the divider point of Tsun Valley Trek and Manaslu Circuit Trekking where we cross another suspension bridge and hike towards Pewa. After hiking and 20 minutes from divider point we cross a small town called Nyak Phedi 1625 m and follow the trail towards Pewa along the side of Budhi Gandaki River.
This part of the trekking trail is between two-sided high Rocky cliffs and is full of viewpoints to catch the blue water at the bottom. The rhythmic roaring river makes our journey more natural to end our day of Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trekking. We need to cross 2 more bridges over the same river after a long suspension bridge that joins Tsum Valley to the Manaslu Circuit Trekking area. After the second bridge on the Manaslu Circuit Trekking trail section, we need to hike 20 minutes which covers 1.3 Km to our camp to Pewa 1700 m.
Distance between the towns for today with time.
- Chumling to Lokpa 10.5 Km which takes 4 hours.
- Lokpa to Nyke Phedi Bridge is 3.5 Km and takes 1 hour.
- The bridge to Pewa is 3.5 km and takes 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- In total, we hike about 17.5 km in 6 to 7 hours to make our day.
Day 14: Pewa to Gap 15.5 Km 5 Hours 30 Minutes.
Our day is one of the intense in our whole Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek. Difficult because of more ups and downs and Wendy areas to cover together with landslides or stone falling zones. Our day starts from Pewa about 8 to 8-30 am after a healthy energetic breakfast. The first section to Deng village is one of the easiest parts of the day which covers about 3.5 Km and an easy hike of about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
After crossing a small bridge you reach Deng village from where you can see Buddha Himal and Shringi Mountain Range. Trekking Tra from Deng towards Rana Village just before crossing the Budhi Gandaki River is quite easy but to reach Rana village after crossing the bridge the toughest part is waiting for us. This uphill is full of loose stones on the trail which could take up to reach a small town of Rana village which elevated at 1970 m.
Rana Village is a quiet good place to have a good break to catch your breath and recharge your energy level, although Rana Village has no proper place to have snacks even tea. The distance between Deng To Rana Village is about 2.2 Km which can take about 1 hour with an easy and steady hike.
From Rana Village, we walk through more ups and downs just because of geographic conditions however these are shorts and full of nature and views points. The suspension bridge which leads to the Bihi Village with waterfall along the green bush looks amazing to see just below it just before our Lunch place at Bihi Phedi. The wind will be in full swing just before you reach the welcome gate of Bihi Phedi Village. Please take care of your hat and caps.
The distance between Rana to Bihi Phedi is 2.2 Km which can be covered in 45 minutes. After a special lunch in Bihi Phedi with the music of wind we start our hike towards our destination for tonight which is Gap. This is a pretty big village just on the side of the Budhi Gandaki river. We cross a small town called Bhijam 2020 m, and Bur. This part of our trail is full is surprised not only going up and down but a few sections of landslides which we need to cross with special care. To reach Bhijam village we need to hike about 30 minutes which is just 2 Km away from Bihi Phedi. And to Gap aka Ghap is 5 km which takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes. Gap village is also mentioned and written as Ghap or even Gop where we end our day at the elevation of 2380 m.
- In total, we hike about 15.5 km which needs hours 7 to 8 hours including lunch, drink, and rest breaks.
- The views of the high bridge towards Bhi village are awesome from our trail towards Bihi Phedi is the one best attractions of the day.
Day 15: Gap to Namrung and continue to Lho village.
Our day of Tsum Valley Manaslu Trekking itinerary for the day will be shorter. We will hike about 9 hours and 30 minutes max 4 hours just 17 km to end our day. We are planning the day as short as possible to manage the long and short days which will help you to give your body more relaxing and full of energy. We start our day a little late than usual after breakfast in our Ghap Hotel. The first part of the hike today is very beautiful and peaceful following the Budhi Gandaki River until we reach the KLSP. Late with 45 minutes of riverside flat forest hike, we need to hike uphill towards Namrung village from Suksum rest point.
With the high-energy lunch in Namrung, we have a short time to explore the morning glory and village activities from the viewpoint of siring. The colorful Mount Ganesh Himal and Himal Chuli together present the vivid picturesque view as a natural canvas to us from the south. With our slow and steady hiking pace through the jungle way, we cross the Lihi village surrounded by stupas and agricultural farms and end our day hike in Lho village, overlooking the Mt. Manaslu and Ribung Gompa Monastery of Lho.
Day 16: Lho to Sama Gaun
Today most of the trekkers missed their breakfast while enjoying the view of Manaslu and its neighboring white Himalayan peaks. However, we move ahead to our highest altitude of Larkya La Pass of Manaslu Circuit, we feel like being loved and followed by Ganesh Himal as well Himal Chuli, Manaslu East peak, Naike peak, Ngadi peak ( Peak 29 ), and so on.
The beauty of Nature adds more contrast when we reach Shyala by crossing the river where high and white peaks make you feel like a hero. Later the last stretch with a wide river valley makes our reach to Samagaon in an easy and enjoyable hike.
Day 17: Exploration around Samagau
Today we will explore the beautiful Birendra Lake and further move to the Base Camp of the Killer Mountain: Mt Manaslu. Additional peaks like Baharine Peak, Samdo peak, Birendra Peak, and major attraction Mount Manaslu make our day more enjoyable ever you could plan.
We can describe the beauty of highland nature mixed with mighty Himalayas, glaciers, and lakes. The rest of you will be with the Trekking Trail Nepal team to experience this.
In Other words, it is A Free Day at Samagaon.
The day is free for everyone on our Tsum Valley Manaslu Trekking, however, as you are interested Trekking Trail Nepal team will help you to explore the unexplored Sama Village. As you off from the trekking trail for the day, you can soak with traditional Buddhist culture, Ancient religious practices, and Tibetan lifestyle. In addition to this, you can take the strong sunbath with our best hotel facility with a hot shower which certainly revitalized for Larkya La pass.
Day 18: Samagau to Samdo 3875m
8 Km long trekking trail is one of the easy days in our entire Manaslu Circuit trekking. We hike for about 4 hours on the trail, just to get more enjoyable views of the Himalayas with green forest and bush line.
Although the distance doesn't mean a lot your body needs more time to acclimatize to this easy 4 hours of hike. On the way, we enjoy the sunbath on the bank of Budhi Gandaki River with views of Manaslu and other mighty mountains. Check in to the hotel, enjoy lunch and take an Extra hike or enjoy any kind of recreational activity.
Day 19: Samdo to Dharmasala 4175m
After breakfast in Samdo, you'll pass a seasonal Tibetan market called Larke Bazaar and descend to the Budi Gandaki River. Cross the wooden bridge and begin walking upward, crossing two streams while witnessing the Larkya Glacier. You'll head around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to Dharamsala, also known as Larke Phedi. Along the route, you'll see many traditional monasteries.
Today's shorter hike leaves time for acclimatization and relaxing in the afternoon. 6.2 km. Distance 5 easy hours.
Day 20: Dharmasala to Bhimthang; Larkya La Pass day.
Today as the big day of the itinerary of Tsum Valley Manaslu Trekking, we start our early but heavy breakfast before the sun kisses the Samdo Peak on our east. Crossing the trails with the head flashlight, for the first 2-3 hours till we reach the first 5 Km inclined and uphill stretch to a first Tea shop. We enjoy the Shangrila views of Manaslu Himalayas Ranges and other individual peaks, the trail gets more challenging however with rustic geography, small snow-covered glacial lakes, and wild pass Valley of Larkay La pass proofs worthy of hiking around the Manaslu Circuit Trail.
As we hike 2 more hikes, we easily make it to the top of Larkya La pass, at the altitude of 5106 m. The close view of Cho Viewpoint and Larkya Peak, Himlung Mountain, Cheo Peak, with massive Annapurna II and trail crossing moraines will all be captured in your memories as well cameras. As our experience Uphill is hard but Downhill Hurts more, our next challenge is another 11 km downhill hiking route to Bimthang village. In short, the toughest day of the trek comes with lots of achievements and rewards which we celebrate at the Lilita Hotel in Bimthang.
5 km easy hike to a tea shop. 2 hrs and 30 Min. 2 km to pass from tea shop 1 hour and 30 min. Total 4 hours to the pass. 16 km total Maximum 12 hours.
Day 21: Bimthang to Gowa village . 13 Km, 8 Hours.
After a comfortable time breakfast in Bimthang, we follow the ridge trail throng the Dudh River on the western side of the Manaslu Mountains Range. The trail is full of natural wonders mostly within the forest and close to the river. The magnificent view of mountains like Manaslu, Lamjung, Cheo, Himlung, Annapurna II, and more makes our journey enjoyable. With extra energy from lunch in Karche, we make it to our last camp of trekking day at Gowa village.
Day 22: Gowa Village to Dharapani and Drive to Beshi Sahar.
The last day of Manaslu Circuit Trek with Tsum Valley is a mix of hike and 4wd drive. After breakfast, we hike through the rough motorable trail crossing Tilche Village till the Dharapani. Dharapani is the town of the famous Annapurna Circuit Trek, where we end our Trek and start driving to Beshi Sahar after Lunch. As a complement, we will be able to experience some of the topography of Annapurna Circuit Trek. After 23 days of Hiking and Exploring the hidden nature, culture, and religious values will be back into modern civilization in Beshisahar. 8.5 Km 4 hours hike 47 Km, 4 Hours Drive. Overnight at Besisahar.
Day 23: Besisahar to Kathamndu, Drive. 165 Km, 6 Hours drive.
Here, the Normal travel itinerary starts, Breakfast, Hotel checkout, get into our vehicles, driven through Nepalese High-Way and Hotel Check-in in Kathamndu, rest and explore the charms of Thamel. Later on in the evening, we enjoy the Nepalese cultural dinner to celebrate the success of the Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek with Trekking Trail Nepal.
Day 224: Airport Transfer, end of Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trekking.
It is hard to say goodbye at the airport, but this is our job to send you back safely with lots of memories from Nepal and Tsum Valley Manaslu Trekking.
We transfer you to the airport and waiting for your Suggestion, Recommendations, Reviews, and emails for your next Nepal Trek.
Some Useful Notes for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek:
- Two guests are must obtain the permits of Tsum Valley Manalsu Trekking.
- Since the area comes under a restricted trekking zone, at least a Guide is compulsory.
- Please do not expect the comfort as in Everest or Annapurna. However, with your open Mind and Eyes, you can meet the god inside of you. Please make your mind ready to encounter adventure, untouched nature, Buddhist spiritual chants, and religious sprits on every corner of Tsum Valley Manaslu Trekking.
- Public Bus leaves Soti Khola at 6 AM from the bus park and reaches at 4 pm. If you are planning for Budget Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek. However, your choice of time for Private Vehicles.
NOTE Regarding Mu Gompa Accommodation:
Mu Gompa offers basic accommodation for all travelers. If you are willing to try please let us know about Trekking Trail Nepal before the trip, so we can adjust your itinerary accordingly. If you want to be in the lap of a religiously rich point, highland close to the Himalayas, and to take a day break for peaceful mind, body, and soul, Mu Gompa surely attracts you.
NOTE: In some extreme local scenarios we have to trek back to our camp of Nyle Village, enjoy lunch and explore the village, and reschedule our trekking itinerary
Why 2 Rest and Acclimatization day in the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek?
The specialty of the Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek brought by Trekking Trail Nepal has both rest and acclimatization days. Although reaching altitude is just over 3,700 meters above sea level seems we don't need these extra days but we are here to explore more from the cultural, spiritual, and religious side, as a result, have extra days here. Even we hike extra even for a better understanding of Nature and locals. As a result, it gives you the complete experience of Tsum Valley with Manaslu Circuit Trek. You get to enjoy the beauty of the whole trek through a different dimension. Nothing beats the joy of exploring places with a healthy approach. Trekking Trail Nepal will customize this itinerary to fit your time frame. Short Tsum Valley combined with Manaslu Circuit Trek can be completed in 18 days.