Brief information on the area and route
Manaslu +Tsum Valley Trek combine both classical ancient Tibetan Buddhism with exploration of Tsum people and adventure Himalayan pass of Larkya-La (5100m) located in northern part of Nepal at China border (Tibet).
This trekking trail presents an opportunity to experience traditional greetings of Tsum Valley people where they offer you local cultivated natural coffee with traditional Tibetan butter tea.
Himalayan natural beauty and primitive cultural existence of the local people as well as awesome images of Budi-Gandaki River makes your trip life time unforgettable.
This trekking trail begins after 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola, hike to Machha Khola, Jagat, Lokpa, Chekamparo, Mu-Gompa, Rachen Gompa, and heading to adventure walk to Manaslu Pass through Ghap,Namrung Lho Samdo, Samagaun,village by ending your trek in Annapurna Conservation Area of Dharapani Village.
This trekking is renowned for its unique path and Manaslu Peak (8163m), world’s 8th highest peak can discover wilderness and enjoy the local Tibetan origin culture and religion.
Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking is considered to observe beautiful hidden Tsum valley with fabulous diversity of flora & Fauna and splendid view of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Boudha Himal, Sringi Himal, which is known as challenging trekking trail of Nepal.
Any Trekkers who want to see pre-historic hidden valley, with splendid Mt. Manaslu, this trail welcomes to fulfill your dream in reality.
How to start & End Manaslu & Tsum Valley Trek?
- Manaslu Trek is one of the distinctive treks of Nepal which begins after having seven hours drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Arughat.
- The trekking trail begins through Budi-Gandakri River, and ends in Annapurna Region of Dharapani village via Green forests, local Gurung community, beautiful Hills, classical Samagaun and Samdo village having adventure Larkya-La cross.
- For Tsum valley, the trail goes together till to New Bridge and head up to chokongparo, Nile, Mu-Gompa, back to New Bridge and follow the path of Manaslu.
- One can even take pleasure with stunning view of Manaslu and many more mountain peaks surrounding the areas also having chance to walk in great Himalayan trail.
- Tourist even can go by public bus which goes from center part of Kathmandu to Arughat but it is quite uncomfortable due to many people standing inside bus and keep passengers on the way by stopping so many places.
- We suggest you to drive by private Jeep which will be more comfortable and also free wherever you want to stop to take photograph.
Trekking Permits of Manaslu & Tsum Valley (Both Region)
- From September to November US$ 70 per week per person and after 7 days US$ 10 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency. From December to August US$ 50 per week per person and after 7 days US$ 7 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency. (Manaslu Permit)
- From September to November, per person US$ 35 for first 8 days and from December to August per person US$ 25 for first 8 days or equivalent convertible foreign currency. (Tsum Valley Permit)
- The Check Point is in Jagat and check out is in Dharapani and your permit will be check in Samdo Village.
- Also need MCAP/ACAMP Permit; it cost 23$ each.
- There must be minimum 2 people and Nepal Government licensed holder Trekking Guide to entry check point of Manaslu. If you are alone trekking to Manaslu, can join with other group if luckly having in same date check-in in Jagat.
- TIMS card is not required to entry in Manaslu Trekking.
Lodges and Foods in Manaslu & Tsum Valley
During the period of Manaslu & Tsum Valley Trek, trekkers will sleep in normal Tea-houses with sharing laundry and bathroom. Most of the Tea-houses do not allow single accommodation due to very few lodges. You must share room with your friends. And even upper part of Tsum Valley region, 3-4 trekkers should share one room with 4 beds. Though, Owner of the Tea House offer the blanket but it will not be sufficient to avoid cold; so need -15 sleeping bag. One can choose food from Menu, but normally they have Nepali Food Called Dal Bhat, Vegetables, and Noodles, potatoes, Local Gurung Bread, Toast, Omelete, boiled eggs, pasta, French fries and soup. There are even biscuits, chocolates and soft drinks. In the upper part, food cost is more expensive than lower part. Due to remotness food is expensive and also difficult to send transportation. After Soti khola, Donkeys carry the food and all things that need in Tea-Houses. Meat is not allowed to eat in Tsum Valley; it is allowed only in Manaslu part.
Detail Cost of Manaslu & Tsum Valley Trek
- Special Permit Cost(Manaslu) = From September to November US$ 70 per week per person and after 7 days US$ 10 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency. From December to August US$ 50 per week per person and after 7 days US$ 7 per day per person or equivalent convertible foreign currency.
- Special Permit Cost(Tsum Valley) = From September to November, per person US$ 35 for first 8 days and from December to August per person US$ 25 for first 8 days or equivalent convertible foreign currency
- MCAP Permit= 30$ Per Person
- Guide Wages= 30$ Per Day ( Salary, Food, Accommodation, Insurance and Private equipments)
- Porter Wages= 25$ Per Day ( Salary, Food, Accmmodation, Insurance and Priate equipments. Porter Carries maximun 25-30kg)
- Kathmandu to Soti Khola By Private Jeep= 285$ (4-6 people can share it)
- Dharapani to Besisahar to Kathmandu By Private Jeep= 285$ (4-6 people can share it)
- Normal Tea House Room (Twin Share) = 10$ -15$
- Food (Breakfast-Lunch-Diiner)= 25$-40$ Per Day/Per Person
- Tea/Coffee= 1$-4$ Per Cup
- Bottle of Water= 1$-3$
- Beer= 4$-7$
- Hotel in Kathmandu 3* standard Per Twin Room= 60$
- Arrival and Departure Cost= 30$ (By Car)
Before you start Manaslu Trek, must prepare for your equipments to prevent cold and for safety. Your backpacks should ready in Kathmandu because equipments cannot get in Manaslu region. Below listed equipments are recommended for Manaslu Trek.
- Hiking Boots and Socks
- Waterproof Jacket
- Fleece Jacket
- Sun Glass
- Warm Cap
- Water bottle
- Sleeping Bag -15 degree
- Down Jacket
- Small Towel
- Trekking Sticks