Manaslu circuit with Tsum valley trek

Trip Overview

Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha, Nepal. "Tsum" comes from the Tibetan word "Tsombo", which means vivid. One of the hidden gems of Nepal, the valley is part of the extensive valleys of the Inner Himalaya and popularly known as the ‘Hidden valley.

The trek is challenging but highly rewarding with contrasting ascent and decent gradients , exceptional views in every direction , varied flora and fauna, a wide cultural spectrum that are highly diverse, home to Brahmin, Chhetri, Tamang, Magar, Tibetan and Gurung people. The local people in Tsum are mostly of Tibetan origin and speak a unique dialect. The ancient remains of the Tsum kingdom are still visible today. The people of the Tsum Valley never slaughter animals, even as a sacrifice to the gods.

Climbalaya recommends combining the Tsum Valley with the Manaslu trek circuit, starting in Arughat Bazaar and ending in Besisahar, which is also the starting point for the Annapurna circuit.

Trip facts


21 Days



Grade II


  • Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 2: In Kathmandu for official procedures.
  • Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Soti khola 6-7 hrs
  • Day 4: Trek to Tatopani (930m).
  • Day 5: Trek to Philim (1570m).
  • Day 6: Trek to Chumling 2386m.
  • Day 7: Trek to Chhokang Paro
  • Day 8: Trek to Nille (3361).
  • Day 9: Trek to Mu Gompa (3709m).
  • Day 10: Trek to Rachen Gumba (3240m).
  • Day 11: Trek to Gumba Lungdang (3200m)
  • Day 12: Trek to Lokpa (2240m).
  • Day 13: Trek to Bhi Phedi ( 2130m)
  • Day 14: Trek to Namrung (2630m)
  • Day 15: Trek to Sama Gaon ( 3520m)
  • Day 16: Rest day in Samagaon
  • Day 17: Trek to Samdo (3875m).
  • Day 18: Trek to Dharamsala Phedi (4470m).
  • Day 19: Cross Larkya La pass (5160m) – Bimthang (3720m).
  • Day 20: Trek to Darapani.
  • Day 21: Drive to Beshishar-Kathmandu
  • Day 22: International departure


Manaslu Circuit

Cost includes

  • Transfer airport-hotel-airport for Int. flights.
  • 3 star hotel accommodation on room sharing and breakfast in Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  • Lodge/ tea houses and home stay accommodation on room sharing basis with fixed meals during the trek. (breakfast , lunch and dinner)
  • Wages, accommodation and food for guide and porters on trek. (2 trekkers share 1 porter on trek)
  • Applicable government and local taxes and insurance for guide and porters.
  • Transportation as per program.

Cost does not include

  • Expenses of personal nature, personal tips, alcoholic and cold drinks, mineral and boiled water, snacks/coffee/tea in between meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) hot showers during the trek.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance, personal medical expenses and rescue evacuation.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Any costs arising due to flight cancellations, political disturbance, natural disaster and deviation in programs.
  • Tourist visa for Nepal and International flight to/from Kathmandu.

Trip Grades

Grade I

  • Easy to moderate hiking and trekking
  • Light packs (10kg)
  • Elevations often below 2500m
  • Easy terrain
  • Trek duration less than a week in high altitude

Grade II

  • Moderate to strenuous trekking
  • May require carrying bag pack (10kg)
  • Elevations from 2500m to 5500m
  • Moderate terrain
  • Nights are spent in lodge or tents
  • Trek duration of two weeks in high altitude

Grade III

  • Moderate to strenuous trekking
  • May require carrying bag packs (12)
  • Elevations from 2800m to 5500m
  • Moderate to intermediate terrain with short scrambling and descent on moraine/scree sections
  • Nights are spent in tents or lodge
  • Three high passes above 4500m
  • May involve travel to remote areas
  • Trek duration up to three weeks
  • Average of six hours trek per day

    Grade IV

    • Strenuous trekking and climbing
    • May require carrying bag packs (12)
    • Elevations from 2800m to 5500m
    • Moderate to intermediate terrain with short scrambling and descent on moraine/scree sections
    • Terrain might be snow or ice or rock or all mixed including glaciers
    • Few nights are spent in tent at high altitude during peak ascent
    • Nights are spent in tents or lodge
    • Involves travel in remote areas
    • Trek duration of two to three weeks
    • Includes several high passes trek and 6000m peak ascent
    • Minimum seven hours of average trek per day

    Grade V

    • Strenuous climbing
    • May require carrying bag packs (15kg)
    • High or extreme altitude with elevation above 7000m
    • Intermediate to advance terrain
    • Nights are spent in tents
    • Moderate to extreme glacier travel is involved
    • Travel in remote areas
    • Usually expedition duration above four weeks

    Keshar Mahal, Thamel-29, Kathmandu, Nepal

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