Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek | Most Popular Trekking Route

21 Days

Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek offers an immersive 21-day tea house adventure that gives hikers the opportunity to witness the majestic Mount Manaslu up close, which stands proudly as the eighth-highest peak in the world, soaring to an impressive altitude of 8,163 meters. This awe-inspiring journey also unveils the enchanting secrets of the secluded Tsum Valley, making it an expedition of unparalleled beauty and discovery.

The Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek stands as a true gem among the country’s cultural treasures, offering extraordinary captivation into a sacred sanctuary brimming with Buddhist monasteries and nunneries. Here, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the cadence of spinning prayer wheels and the resonant echoes of long Tibetan horns, their melodies carrying across vast distances.

The amazing journey leads you to a place where you will feel the friendliness and warmth that the locals radiate, and their deep belief in the sacredness of all beings permeates every inch of this mystical land. Surrounded by this spiritual atmosphere, you will discover a landscape filled with colorful meadows and carefully crafted terraced fields.

On the Tsum Valley section of the trek, altitudes are over 3000m and trekkers have to cross the Larkya La at 5,160m, often through snow and ice, and sometimes fixed ropes may be necessary to cross the Larkya La. Tsum Valley is known as a hidden valley and the people, culture, and landscape of the valley are closely related to that of Tibet. As a matter of fact, the trek goes very close to the Tibetan border, which gives you an opportunity to meet Buddhist monks and nuns and also visit Milarepa’s Cave.

The Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley trek, allows you to witness the beautiful mountain views, which include, Mount Manaslu, and the Himalayan ranges of Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Ganesh Himal, and Larkye Peak. From Larkya La, you will see the spectacular views of ice falls and frozen lakes, Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru, and the impressive Annapurna II.

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if you do not have that much time then you can choose the Manalsu Circuit trek or Tsum Valley trek. Or contact our team to personalize your trip as per your requirements.

Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek Permits

Manaslu Special Permithttps://www.immigration.gov.np/page/trekking-route-and-permit-fee (available from Nepal Immigration in Kathmandu and Pokhara)– It costs $100 from September to November for the first seven days, plus $15 for each additional day and $75 from December to August for the first seven days, plus $10 per additional day per person. Also, a minimum of two people and a licensed guide are mandatory to obtain the Manaslu Circuit Trekking permit.

Manaslu Conservation Area Project(MCAP)– It costs 3000 INR per person and can be obtained from the Tourism Board in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP)– It also costs 3000 INR per person, which can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Best Seasons For the Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek

Spring Season(March-May)– Spring season, generally known for new beginnings, freshly bloomed buds, chilly weather, and fresh nature is the season that is suitable for the trek. The mountain views are great, the trails are good and the weather is perfect for exploring. If you travel in this season, you will be able to experience everything at its best.

Autumn Season(September-November)-The peak season for tourism in Nepal, falls within the autumn season. The weather is the best, with clear skies and cool warm weather, making this season best suited for traveling at a higher altitude and lower altitude as well. Another big merit to traveling during this season is that you will be able to explore Nepali culture and take part in the main festivals of Nepal i.e.; Dashain and Tihar.

Outline Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrival At Kathmandu Airport
DAY 2: Kathmandu-Soti Khola
DAY 3: Soti Khola-Maccha Khola
DAY 4: Maccha Khola-Jagat
DAY 5: Jagat-Lokpa
DAY 6: Lokpa-Chumling
DAY 7: Chumling-Chhokangparo
DAY 8: Chhokangparo-Nile
DAY 9: Nile-Mu Gompa
DAY 10: Mu Gompa-Chhokangparo
DAY 11: Chhokangparo-Chumling
DAY 12: Chumling-Deng
DAY 13: Deng-Namrung
DAY 14: Namrung-Sama Gaon
DAY 15: Rest Day in Sama Gaon
DAY 16: Sama Gaon-Larkya La Phedi(Dharmasala)
DAY 17: Dharmasala-Bhimtang via Larkya La Pass
DAY 18: Bhimtang-Gho
DAY 19: Gho-Tal
DAY 20: Tal-Besisahar-Kathmandu
DAY 21: Departure

  • 5106m/16752ft
  • March-May/September-November
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 220km/136.7miles
  • Tea House, Hotel
  • Private Vehicle
  • All meals during the trek


The Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek is an extraordinary 21-day journey, that will take you through pristine landscapes and the rich cultural tapestry of the Himalayas in Nepal. This trek combines two remarkable regions: the Manaslu Circuit and the hidden gem of the Tsum Valley, creating an experience unlike any other.

The journey begins in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, where you’ll soak in the vibrant culture and prepare for your epic trek. From there, the trail leads you through picturesque villages, lush forests, and terraced fields as you make your way to the remote village of Soti Khola. The trek unfolds with each passing day, taking you through quaint settlements like Chumling and Chhokangparo, where you’ll immerse yourself in the unique Tibetan-influenced culture.

One of the highlights of this adventure is the visit to Mu Gompa, a sacred Buddhist monastery nestled amidst the mountains. The trek also offers ample opportunities for cultural exploration, with visits to monasteries, chortens, and encounters with warm-hearted locals who will welcome you with their hospitality.

As you ascend to higher altitudes, you’ll be rewarded with awe-inspiring views of Himalayan giants like Manaslu, Phungi, Cheo Himal, and more. The challenging but rewarding journey continues through diverse terrain, including river crossings, forests filled with multi-colored rhododendrons, and serene meadows.

The climax of the trek arrives at Larkya La Pass (5,135m), where you’ll stand atop this high mountain pass and soak in the breathtaking vistas before descending to Bhimtang. The trail eventually leads you back to civilization, passing through charming villages like Gho and Tal.


  • Explore the less explore and hidden valleys of the Manaslu region.
  • Witness the grandeur of the eight highest mountain in the world, Mount Manaslu, standing at 8,163 meters.
  • Explore the hidden gem of Tsum Valley.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich Tibetan-influenced culture.
  • Enjoy breathtaking vistas of the Ganesh Himal mountain range.
  • Visit the antique monasteries, chortens, and gompas of the region.
  • Witness the panoramic view of Mt. Manaslu, Hiunchuli, Ganesh Himal and Larkye peak.


Day 1:
Arrival At Kathmandu Airport

Welcome to Kathmandu
Upon your arrival at the airport, our representative from Himalayan 360 will be there to greet you and will escort you to your hotel. Check into your hotel and relax. There will be briefing session about the trek and in the evening, you can go out for a stroll in the streets of Kathmandu.
Overnight stay in Kathmandu

Day 2:
Kathmandu-Soti Khola(730m/2896ft)

On the second day, you will leave the bustling city of Kathmandu behind and set out toward Soti Khola, which marks the beginning of your Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek. As you leave the urban landscape, you’ll see the gradual transition with winding roads and mountain views. Upon reaching Soti Khola, the soothing sounds of the river will welcome you and the serene environment sets the stage for your trekking adventure.
Overnight stay in Soti Khola
Drive Duration: 8 hrs.

Day 3:
Soti Khola-Machha Khola(890m/2965ft)

After a hearty breakfast, today you will continue your adventure from Soti Khola to the charming village of Maccha Khola. Your day begins with a scenic trek along the banks of the Budi Gandaki River. The trail meanders through lush forests, providing you the first taste of the natural beauty of this region. Along the way you will cross several suspension bridges and you will also have a chance to interact with the friendly locals. As you reach Maccha Khola, you will be greeted by the village’s tranquil atmosphere.
Overnight stay in Maccha Khola
Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs.
Trek Distance: 9.7 km/6 miles

Day 4:
Maccha Khola-Jagat(1400m/4593ft)

As your Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek continues, day 4 takes you from Maccha Khola to the quaint village of Jagat. Along the way you will pass through several charming villages and take time to interact with the locals and immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of this region. After crossing some terraced fields, dense forests and suspension bridges, you will reach Jagat, where you will be greeted by the warm hospitality of the villagers.
Overnight stay in Jagat
Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs.
Trek Distance: 22 km/13.7 miles

Day 5:

Begin your day with an invigorating trek through the rugged terrain of the Himalayas. The trail offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and abundant forests. Marvel at the natural beauty that surrounds you, from cascading waterfalls to pristine rivers. As you proceed on your journey, you will encounter monasteries, chortens and prayer flags that are an integral part of the local culture. Arriving in Lokpa, a village known for its traditional architecture, you will be welcomed by the warmth of the village. Spend the night at Lokpa to rejuvenate yourself for the adventures ahead.
Overnight stay in Lokpa
Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs.
Trek Distance: 17.5 km/10.8 miles

Day 6:

Today, you will continue your trek toward Chumling. Start your day early, soaking in the peaceful morning atmosphere of Lokpa before setting off on the trail. As you progress, you’ll encounter cultural landmarks such as monasteries, mani walls and prayer flags. These are significant aspects of the local Buddhist culture and you can take time to appreciate their beauty and spiritual importance. Lush jungle and three more suspension bridges usher us into mystical Buddhist valley, and after an initial sharp climb, the rest of our hike to Chumling is a fairly leisure one.
Overnight stay in Chumling
Trek Duration: 4-5 hrs.
Trek Distance: 6.3km/3.9 miles

Day 7:

Today, you will enter the upper valley, a part of the inner Himalayas.The trail meanders along the Syar River, leading us downstream to Domje, the largest settlement in Tsum Valley. From Domje, our journey ascends, eventually bringing us to the picturesque village of Chhokangparo. On clear days, the panoramic vistas of Hiunchuli and Ganesh Himal that unfold before us are truly magnificent. Chhokangparo not only offers these breathtaking views but also welcomes us with the warm hospitality of the local Tibetan community known as “Tsombo.” Here, you’ll have the delightful opportunity to savor ‘Tibetan Chiya’, a rich butter tea, and sample delicious local meals.
Overnight stay in Chhpkangparo
Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs.
Trek Distance: 8.4km/5.2 miles

Day 8:
Chhokangparo-Nile(3361m/11026ft)via Milarepa Piren Phu Cave

On the eighth day of your trek, depart from Chhokangparo and head to Nile. You will walk a relatively short distance today. The Nile, on the Western side of the Shikhar Khola is about a 20-minute walk across from Chhule, which is the last village in the North upper Tsum Valley. Passing Lamagaon, you will reach St. Milarepa Piren Phu Cave, where his footprint is said to be preserved in rock. This cave is considered one of the most sacred caves in the Tsum valley. Then we cross a suspension bridgeover the Shiar River and continue our trek through several villages to arrive at Nile.
Overnight stay in Nile
Trek Duration: 4-5 hrs.
Trek Distance: 9.7 km/6 miles

Day 9:
Nile-Mu Gompa(3700m/11,0267ft)

Embark on an inspiring day trip to Mu Gompa, a sacred Buddhist monastery in the heart of Tsum Valley. Ascend through rugged mountain terrain to discover this spiritual haven adorned with ancient art and relics. Engage with resident monks, soak in the breathtaking scenery, and return with cherished memories of this remarkable journey.
Overnight stay in Mu Gompa
Trek Duration: 3-4 hrs.
Trek Distance: 7.9km/4.9miles

Day 10:
Mu Gompa-Chhokangparo(3010m/9903ft)

On the tenth day of your trek, bid farewell to the serene village of Nile as you retrace your steps towards Chhokangparo. From Gompa, the descent begins. We descend to Rachen Gompa, then Chhule and reach Phurbe. Rachen Gompa lies in the border area of Nepal and Tibet, and it sits surrounded by humongous mountains. But the destination for this day takes you through a forested area and finally at Chhokangparo.
Overnight stay in Chhokangparo
Trek Duration: 6 hrs.

Day 11:

Our descent from Chhokangparo carries us onward to Gho, where we’ll cross a suspension bridge before continuing our hike to Rainjam Village. Leaving Rainjam behind, we descend further into the Tsum Valley, eventually arriving at Chumling, where we’ll rest for the night, marking the end of our day’s journey.
Overnight stay in Chumling
Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs.

Day 12:

Today, you will leave Chumling and continue descending, so the trek should be an easier one. You will be moving along the bank of Shair Khola to reach Lokpa village. Reaching Lokpa, the trail descends as we cross the Budi Gandaki on a solid bridge that enters a narrow gorge from where it starts to ascend. You will cross a suspension bridge to Nupri and then pass through bamboo forests to reach the Gurung village of Deng.
Overnight stay in Deng
Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs.

Day 13:

Today, you will leave Namrung and climb to Rana village and further hike to Bhiphedi. The path starts meandering in and out of the valley canyons crossing the Serang Khola, before leading you to Ghap. Leaving Ghap, the valley becomes steeper and after crossing the wild rivers, you will reach the Namrung village.
Overnight stay in Namrung
Trek Duration: 6-7 hrs.

Day 14:
Namrung-Sama Gaon(3530m/11581ft)

Leaving Namrung, our trek passes through Mani wall entrance gates, Buddhist Gompas, and villages. The valley opens up as we reach Sho Village, known for its yaks and spectacular views of Manaslu and Manaslu North. Continuing to Sama Gaon (3,530m), we follow the riverbank, with glimpses of Peak 29. A climb through the forest brings us to Shyala village, offering vistas of Phungi, Manaslu, and Himal Chuli. Shyala’s residents thrive on yaks, potatoes, and barley in this Alpine-like region. As we ascend, Ganesh Himal appears to the east, while Hiunchuli and Manaslu grace the south. Descending, we approach Sama Gaon’s central houses, with the iconic Sama Gaon Monastery at the far end. The Tibetan border is nearby, and we pause here for acclimatization before resuming our trek.
Overnight stay in Sama Gaon
Trek Duration: 8-9 hrs.
Trek Distance: 17.7km/11miles

Day 15:
Rest Day in Sama Gaon(3530m/11,581ft)

To ensure proper acclimatization, you will spend a day at Sama Gon for rest. Sama Gaon lies close to Manaslu Base camp and in this village you can see thousands of mani stones with Buddhists texts and sculptures. The women here wear a nice silver spoon as jewelry.
Today is a rest day, but you can take optional excursions to explore the surrounding glacial moraine or visit Birendra Lake or Pungyen Gompa.
Overnight stay in Sama Gaon

Day 16:
Sama Gaon-Larkya La Phedi(Dharmasala)(4460m/14,632ft)

Today, you will start your trek early from Sama Gaon and head to Samdo. Today’s hike will take you through the terraced fields with mani walls parrallel to it and you will gradually reach the Samdo valley. Another mani wall, marks the beginning of the ascent to the Larkya La Pass. You will cross two streams, witness the Larkya Glacier and then go around the Salka Khola Valley and finally reach Dharmasala, also known as Larkya La Phedi.
Overnight stay in Dharmasala
Trek Duration: 5-6 hrs.
Trek Distance: 18.5km/11.4miles

Day 17:
Dharamsala-Bhimtang(3720m/12,205ft) via Larkya La Pass

Today, we will start our hike early, leaving Dharamsala behind we need to cross the toughest section of this trek. You need to cross the Larkya La Pass before strong winds starts to blow at the pass. The trail starts as a gentle climb and then descends a little to a lake and becomes rough as it crosses steep grassy slopes.
You will pass through four frozen lakes and then make a steep climb to the pass, where you will witness the panoramic views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kanguru, Minjung and the Annapurna II. The trail now becomes easier and broader as you descend down to a large meadow.
Overnight stay in Bhimtang
Trek Duration: 7-8 hrs.
Trek Distance: 24.7km/15.3miles

Day 18:

Starting from Bhimtang, the trail takes us across the moraine, guiding our descent to the Dudh Khola headwaters. Crossing a picturesque wooden bridge, we find ourselves amidst a lush pine and rhododendron forest leading to Hompuk (3,430m). This vibrant forest boasts multi-colored rhododendrons and is inhabited by sheep, horses, and playful monkeys. Along the way, don’t miss the opportunity to revel in panoramic vistas of Phungi, Manaslu, Manaslu North Peak, Cheo Himal, and Himlung Himal. A brief 30-minute descent through the forest leads to the serene Sangore Kharka meadow. After crossing a landslide area, we embark on a steep climb to a ridge adorned with fluttering prayer flags. The trail ultimately descends to the riverbank at Gho (2,575m), completing this captivating leg of our journey.
Overnight stay in Gho
Trek Duration: 4-5 hrs.
Trek Distance: 10km/6.2miles

Day 19:

Today’s route is full of ups and downs, taking you mostly through fields and also through dense forests. After less than an hours walk you will reach Tilije-a multiehnic community. Exiting Tilije, cross the Dudh Khola and follow its embankment. As you trekfurtheryou will see the walls of Marsyangdi Valley getting larger. Passing the Thonje village via a wooden bridge, you will reach Dharapani but the trek isn’t over, as you have to continue walkin on the sandy banks of the Marsyangdi River until you reach Tal, where you will spend the night.
Overnight stay in Tal
Trek Duration: 4-5 hrs.
Trek Distance: 13km/8miles

Day 20:

Today, you will drive from Tal to Besisahar which takes approximately 4-5 hrs. Reaching Besisahar, you will hop on the vehicle and journey back to Kathmandu, following the scenic Marsangdi River. Along the way, you will get the stunning views of the lush scenery, terraced farmland and glimpses of tall snow peaks.
Overnight stay in Kathmandu
Driving Hours: 9-10 hrs.

Day 21:

Your Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek comes to an end as you prepare for your departure. After experiencing the wonders of this remarkable journey, its time to bid farewell to the serene landscapes, friendly locals and the cultural richness of the region.
Our representative from Himalayan 360 will transfer you to the airport for you departure. Return home with lots of unforgettable memories.


Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Two night stay in Kathmandu(Bed and breakfast)
  • All necessary trekking permits
  • All accommodation during the trek
  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • Trained guide who speaks English
  • Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation etc

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Sightseeing costs
  • Travel insurance, personal expenses, emergency expenses
  • Gratuities and tip to guides


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What is the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek?

The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is a trekking adventure in Nepal that combines two stunning regions: the Manaslu Circuit and the Tsum Valley. This trek offers a unique opportunity for the trekkers to explore the culture, nature and remote villages of the Himalayas.

Can I customize the trek itinerary?

Yes, you can customize the itinerary with our travel agency to include side trips, additional acclimatization days or specific cultural experiences based on your preferences.

What should I pack for the trek?

Essentials include warm clothing, sturdy trekking boots, a good quality sleeping bag, rain gear, personal items, a first aid kit, water purification tablets, and a reliable backpack.

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