Tsum Valley Short Trek - 15 Days

Tsum Valley short Trek - 15 Days
Trip Information
  • Duration15 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude3700m/12319ft
  • ActivityTrekking and Cultural Excursion
  • Group Size+2
  • Trip StartKathmandu
  • Trip EndKathmandu
  • Best TimeMarch-June and Sept-Dec

"Trek into the glorious route of Mt. Manaslu and Tsum Valley, where every step unfolds a new story and tales of majestic mountains."

  • Trek into the serene Himalayan region of Nepal, which surrounds individuals with majestic mountain ranges, including Ganesh Himal, Siringi Himal, Himalchuli, and Boudha Himal.
  • Explore the Mu Gompa monastery, located at 4000 meters, and other monasteries like Lungdang Gompa and Rachen Gompa to get insights into the Buddhist way of life in the Manaslu region.
  • Visit UNESCO world heritage sites like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Soyambhunath Stupa, and other cultural and religious sites in and around Kathmandu.
  • Explore the Manaslu region's pine, rhododendron, juniper forests, Himalayan landscapes, and wildlife to get closer to nature and rejuvenate.
  • Witness mani walls, chortens, prayer wheels, and prayer flags and communicate with the lamas to learn about prehistoric lama culture, practices, and Tsum Valley lessons.

Advantages of booking Manaslu Tsum valley with Holiday Tours Nepal

  • Pick-up and drop-off services for all passengers upon international arrival and departure.
  • Well-trained, experienced, fluently English-speaking guide, and a strong sherpa or porter for carrying the duffel bag.
  • Welcome dinner upon arrival with cultural Nepali dances.
  • Three meals a day and tea or coffee during the trek, with accommodation in the mountains.
  • First-aid kit box and first-aid services.
  • We provide Holiday Planner Nepal’s maps, t-shirt, and cap.
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags are available for rent.
  • We organize custom services as per the requests of our clients.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (must be paid by the client or insurance).
  • We provide an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate.
  • We provide oxygen cans during high-altitude treks.
  • We provide SIM cards for travelers, so there won’t be any communication issues.

Introduction: Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking

Manaslu Tsum Valley elevation is 2,000m to 3,500m in the Manaslu region of Nepal. The Tsum Valley region is near the Tibetan border. It is Nepal's most scheduled valley, or "Hidden Valley of Happiness" which translates to Beyul Kyimolung in the Tibetan language. The valley provides spectacular views of high mountains, including Ganesh Himal, Ngadi Chuli, Shiringi Himal, Himalchuli, and Manaslu.

Similarly, this enchanting destination is renowned for its rich Buddhist heritage. All along the Tsum Valley route, visitors can see monasteries, chortens, and mani walls, which gives insights into the Buddhist heritage. Tsum Valley is a remote destination with pristine beauty while trekking in the Manaslu region. The outstanding view of the mountain peaks, biodiversity, lush green forests, and many rivers and caves make it one of the best trekking destinations.

While embarking on this trek, we get first-hand experience of the Buddhist culture that has prevailed in the Manaslu region since ancient times. Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa are the prestigious Buddhist monasteries of the region.

Mu Gompa is one of the oldest monasteries in the region, where only male monks reside. The place is close to the Tibetan border, with the possibility of observing the Himalayan Ranger.

Similarly, Rachen Gompa is the only female nun monastery. The place is home to more than 200 nuns, where they primarily teach younger nuns or children about the culture and tradition.

How does the Tsum Valley trek Begin and end?

The Tsum Valley trekking starts from the bustling city of Kathmandu after visiting the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The UNESCO sites include Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, and many more. After seeing these cultural and religious sites, we move towards Maccha Khola through a scenic drive. The drive takes visitors along the river bank roads, passing through traditional villages, waterfalls, and hilly landscapes.

Upon arriving in Machha Khola, visitors can pass through the famous Nauli Jharana waterfall. Trekkers can walk along the Budi Gandaki River in this section of the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Map. Then, visitors will pass Maccha Khola and head onwards to Jagat. In this section, visitors will pass through two significant villages of the Manaslu region: Dobhan and Tatopani.

Dovan is a small village that lies between green hills. Trekkers can see Siringi and Buddha Himal from here. The Gurung community mainly inhibits Dovan. Similarly, in Tatopani, trekkers make a significant stop to rejuvenate. Tatopani (hot spring) is a natural hot spring widely used before or after embarking in the Manaslu Conservation area or Manaslu region.

After stopping in Tatopani, the trek moves towards Lokpa while walking along the Budi Gandaki River. Lokpa is the first village of Tsum Valley, which lies inside the pine forest. Only a few teahouses are here, solely for business purposes, with views of Siringi and Buddha Himal.

Moving past Lokpa, we will reach Chumling while crossing suspension bridges and walking into the lush forests. Walking past Chokkangparo marks the beginning of the narrow path. After hiking toward Chumling, the next destination is Chokkangparo. Chokkangparo is the biggest village in Tsum Valley, inhabited by lama people, and lama culture prevails here. Despite this, the town provides excellent views of Buddha Himal and Siringi Himal.

After Chokkangparo, we headed northwards to reach Milarepa Prien Phu Cave. The Milarepa is the most sacred cave in the region, as Buddhist monk Milarepa meditated in this cave. After this short diversion in the Tsum Valley route, we reach another culturally rich site called Mu Gompa. Mu Gompa is the only male monk monastery close to Tibet. Trekkers who spend the night here get served with a local dish made by monks.

After Mu Gompa, return to Rachen Gompa. Rachen Gompa is a monastery for only nuns. The place has more than 200 nuns who teach younger kids according to the culture. This gumba is the biggest gumba in the Tsum valley. After Rachen Gompa, the next destination is Chumling, followed by Machha Khola and Kathmandu. Arriving in Kathmandu marks the end of the Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking.

Special Permits required for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

The Manaslu Tsum Valley trek comes under the Manaslu conservation area. Thus, various permits are required from the Nepalese government to facilitate tourism in such restricted zones. The following is the list of documents and licenses required for the Tsum Valley trek:

Note: The Manaslu Tsum Valley permit cost is included in the package, so visitors who wish to embark on the trek do not need to pay an additional amount for the permits.

What is the best season/time for Tsum Valley Manaslu Trekking?

Trekkers can do Tsum Valley trekking all year round. Nepal faces four seasons: summer, winter, spring, and autumn. Among these seasons, spring and autumn are the most preferred for trekking. This season gives the best experience in the Tsum Valley trekking.

  • Spring: Spring lasts from March to May. The weather is moderate, with clear skies and mild temperatures. The weather is mild and pleasant, with sparkling, vibrant colors. The days are longer, which provides more extended walks. The clear skies offer magnificent views of snow-capped mountains and surrounding landscapes.
  • Autumn: Another popular season for the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is autumn. Autumn season in Nepal lasts from September to November. The weather remains dry and transparent, making it an excellent time for trekking. The trees change the shades from green to red, orange, or yellow. These vibrant colors enlightens the Manaslu area with colors. Not only this, but the autumn also contains various festivals and ceremonies. The celebrations can be Dashain, Tihar, Chhath, and Indra Jatra. Trekkers who wish to embark on the Manaslu Tsum Valley region can get insights into the region's religion and culture, which can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

While Spring and Autumn are the most preferred trekking seasons in the Manaslu Conservation Area, it is possible to trek in winter and summer.

  • Winter: Winter lasts from late November to February, which can be a most challenging time for Manaslu trekking. Winter season is recommended for those who wish to have an adrenaline-packed trekking. The trekking trail is covered with thick snow where temperature reaches below -10 degrees Celsius. The water sources are almost frozen and become more difficult at higher altitudes.
  • Summer: Summer lasts from May to August. This season is known for heavy rainfall, which causes the trails to become slippery and challenging. Monsoon can lead to difficulty walking as the heavy rainfall in high altitude doesn't have clear visibility. Similarly, walking in the rain for 2-3 hours can cause serious health problems. Even though it is possible to walk in the shower, the cloudy sky will ruin the visibility of the majestic mountains.

Even though the trekking is only recommended for hardcore trekkers, it needs high-level preparation. Anybody wishing to get on with this challenge can be made possible with Holiday Tours Nepal but must be informed beforehand.

Temperature and Weather around Manaslu Tsum Valley

  • Spring: The temperature ranges from 2-8 degrees Celsius in March. The temperature in the higher altitude will be lower, while the night temperature can be as low as -6 degrees Celsius. Similarly, small rains and drizzles may be possible, but the rain problems are very low. The day temperature in April ranges from 6-12 degrees Celsius to 12-31 degrees Celsius in May. The night of Tsum Valley is pretty warm, which provides comfortable sleep. The highest number of trekkers for Manaslu Base Camp can be seen during Mid-May.
  • Autumn: The average temperature in September for Tsum Valley ranges from 5-7 degrees Celsius. Warm trousers and windproof trousers are highly recommended. Similarly, the best time to trek to the Manaslu region is October. The temperature ranges from 12-15 degrees Celsius, and the night temperature is -2 degrees Celsius. Finally, in November, the temperature ranges from 12-13 degrees Celsius in the lower part, and the average night temperature range from -3 to -6 degrees Celsius.
  • Summer: The temperature during June is 25 degrees Celsius, while the night temperature is 5-10 degrees. Similarly, the temperature in July is around 20 degrees Celsius and can be up to 10 degrees in upper Manaslu. During August, the average temperature is 12-18 degrees Celsius and can be as low as 5-8 degrees Celsius.
  • Winter: The temperature of Manaslu in December is 8-12 degrees Celsius, while at high altitudes, the temperature can range between -8 degrees Celsius. In January, the day temperature can range from 6-8 degrees Celsius, and the night temperature can range from -6 to -10 degrees Celsius. Similarly, the temperature in February is 6-8 degrees Celsius, and the night temperature can be below freezing point.

Altitude sickness of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking

The highest point in this Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking itinerary is Mu Gumpa, whose altitude is 3,700m/12,139 ft. This is considered a high-altitude region due to the decrease in oxygen level. Therefore, trekkers who are inexperienced in high-altitude trekking are prone to altitude sickness.

Altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a significant problem in high-altitude trekking. AMS is due to ascending to high altitudes without properly acclimating to decreased oxygen levels. There are several other reasons for altitude sickness, which are listed below:

Causes of Altitude Sickness

  • Immediate gain of altitude without giving the body a proper time to adapt.
  • Failure in properly acclimatize in the reduced oxygen levels.
  • AMS can differ from person to person, regardless of age, sex, genetics, or individuality.
  • Lack of water intake or dehydration increases the respiratory rate with the risk of altitude sickness.
  • Beginners with low physical fitness who tend to embark on high-altitude trekking are more susceptible to acute mountain sickness.
  • An individual who has previously experienced AMS is more likely to develop it again.

Symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness

The following are the common Symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness:

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness and lightheadedness
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sleeping Trouble

These are the severe symptoms of Altitude Sickness

  • Breathlessness
  • Irritation
  • Heart Palpation
  • Blue ting in Skin and Nail
  • Coughing
  • Inability to walk in a straight line

Complications of AMS

There are two severe, life-threatening complications of AMS, they are:

  • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): This is the condition where fluids accumulate in the lungs, causing shortness of breath.
  • High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): This is another severe form of AMS characterized by the brain's swelling.

Prevention of Altitude Sickness

  • Get immediate help from a medical person or guide as you feel uneasy in the high-altitude region.
  • Avoid smoking and drinking in high-altitude regions.
  • Pack all the necessary first aid kits and medication to avoid complications.
  • Only climb with experienced guides.
  • Increase the fluid intake ratio to reduce the chances of dehydration. Drink up to 6 liters of water per day.
  • Avoid using sleeping tablets or any other unprescribed medicines.
  • Study about altitude sickness, its complications, and significant symptoms.

Food in Tsum Valley Manaslu trek

The Tsum Valley Manaslu trek can drain the energy of trekkers, so to reenergize the body requires good nutritious food. Energy bars and packed fruits can be bought along; however, the main courses, breakfast, lunch, and dinner must be proper. Trekkers must also understand the food options well to know what to eat during the 15-day Tsum Valley trekking.

Holiday Tours Nepal has classified the food options based on eating time in the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek.

  • Breakfast: Chapati(bread) with a mix of vegetables and pulses, Toast with jam, cheese, honey or butter, Museli bread, cornflakes, Oatmeals, Local Tsampa porridge, beans, eggs, pancakes, Fruits, potatoes, sherpa stew.
  • Lunch: Dal Bhat and Tarkari (Lentil soup, Rice, and Vegetables), Vegetables, Soups, Thenduk (Spaghetti Noodles), Tibetan bread, Potatoes, Thukpa, Curries, Pasta, Macaroni, Mo: Mo, Sandwiches, sherpa stew, steaks.
  • Dinner: The dinner options can include; Dal Bhat Tarkari, Soups, Potatoes, Tibetan bread, pizza, Mo: Mo, Chowmein, Macaroni, Thenduk, Thukpa, Vegetable curry, Pasta and Macaroni.

There are several other options from which you can choose. Besides all the food, be sure to drink plenty of liquids. Non-alcoholic beverages like milk, juice, tea (Milk, black, ginger, lemon, green, or any other variety), and coffee can be found. At the same time, alcoholic drinks like beer, whiskey, rum, gin, brandy, and wine can be savored.

However, Holiday Planner Nepal advises our fellow travelers not to drink any alcoholic drink on the way to Tsum Valley as alcohol causes dehydration and can cause complications.

Accommodation in Manaslu Tsum Valley

Apart from good food, the accommodation facilities make the Manaslu trek comfortable. The team from Holiday Tours Nepal will choose the best lodge for the night in the Manaslu region. We will select lodges depending on the amenities, cleanliness, and your total Manaslu Tsum Valley cost. Here is a brief overview of the types of accommodation facilities that can be seen on the Manaslu Tsum Valley map:

  • Teahouses: Teahouses are the primary place to accommodate and spend the time. They provide simple facilities of beds and blankets. The bathrooms of this type are shared. However, they are the best option for a Budget trek to Tsum Valley.
  • Lodges: These are more expensive accommodation options than teahouses. Comparatively, they have better facilities for beds and blankets. They provide cozy rooms with heating systems. Trekkers will have attached bathrooms. However, lodges are mostly packed during peak season, so pre-booking such places must be done during the high tourist season.
  • Guest house: This is another option for Tsum Valley. This enables trekkers to stay with the locals and savor home-cooked meals. This allows communication with the locals and understanding their way of life in the Himalayan region.
  • Camping: This is another thrilling experience in the Tsum Valley trekking of Manaslu region. Camping at a higher altitude is an exciting experience that can rejuvenate any individual who tends to be closer to nature. However, it is essential to know that high-altitude camping requires more logistic preparations, so it must be handled on prior notice.

Note: Hot showers are available during the trek. However, they need to pay extra. Bucket hot showers are the common shower option. Geezer hot and solar hot showers are uncommon and can be found only in luxury stays.

Is Travel insurance required for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking?

Travel insurance is mandatory for the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking. It is optional, however, as the Tsum Valley Route is challenging due to physical factors and various other factors. So, travel insurance can ease the experience in any unforeseen circumstances. Some of the advantages of having Travel insurance are as follows:

Travel insurance helps to cover any accidental injuries which can occur during the trek.

It can cover emergency evacuation costs or any medical emergencies. However, an individual must purchase this particular policy to claim it. Read all the details, as the procedure may vary according to the altitude.

  • It can help compensate for lost, stolen, or delayed baggage.
  • It helps compensate for delayed, canceled, or emergency transportation trips.
  • Suppose valuable documents like a passport, visa, or other travel documents are lost. In that case, insurance can help make up for it.
  • If an individual is liable for any damage of property or legal expenses during the trip can be covered by insurance.
  • Helps indirectly assist you with financial protection, giving you peace of mind.

Note: Holiday Planner Nepal does not provide travel insurance. To get travel insurance, you must buy them individually from an insurance company. Similarly, buy the policy that covers all the points mentioned above and read them carefully, as they are different for different altitude trekking.

Internet and Electricity around Manaslu Tsum Valley

Communication, Internet, and Electricity are the standard amenities in daily life. However, the situation is different in Manaslu. Trekkers can get SIM cards from Holiday Tours Nepal that will be free of cost. This will enable communication and the Internet throughout their stay in Nepal.

However, it is essential to know that communication might get interrupted as trekkers move to the higher remote areas.

Likewise, Wi-Fi and electricity (Charging) facilities are found in the teahouses or lodges. However, it can only be used in the hotel lobby. Trekkers also need to pay extra for charging or using Wi-Fi in the accommodation, which can increase the cost of the trek.

Therefore, Holiday Planner Nepal recommends bringing spare solar batteries or power banks to charge all the necessary electronics. This will help to cut the cost and provide uninterrupted service.

Water and purification tablets

Trekkers need to drink a minimum of six liters of water every day. Be sure to carry water bottles of that capacity (plastic is not recommended) and fill them with boiled or filtered water. Visitors can find water taps all along the route; however, intake of such water directly can be dangerous. Similarly, the cost of hot water is also high in these areas.

Therefore, Holiday Tours Nepal recommends buying water purification tablets before drinking water. These pills can be purchased at a cheap price and contain 50 pieces, and one pill can be used for 1 liter of water.

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Before you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Holiday Tours Nepal will be waiting at the arrival section with a placard. Upon meeting, the representative will transfer you to the respective pre-booked hotel in a private vehicle. As you leave the hotel, you will enter the urban Kathmandu valley and reside in the tourist hub Thamel. Upon arrival at the hotel, the representative will help you with the check-ins and handle all the logistics.

After all that is done, you will have some rest. In the evening, you will have a short briefing about the trek, where you will meet the company owner and your respective guides. As the meeting concludes, you will have a Welcome dinner with the Holiday Tours team in an authentic Nepali restaurant. You can enjoy dinner with Nepalese cultural dance and music. You will then return to the hotel and take a rest. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Note: If you are tired from the arrival flight, the welcome dinner can be postponed to the following day.

  • Max. Altitude:1,350 m / 4,430 ft
  • Accommodation:3 star Hotel
  • Meals:Welcome Dinner

Today is the day of the beginning of the trek in the Tsum Valley itinerary. So, wake up for an early breakfast and prepare to leave for the trek. Your guide will pick you up at a predetermined location and take you on a scenic drive toward Machha Khola in a private or shared vehicle. You will drive along the river and cross various waterfalls on the way. The prominent and beautiful one is Nauli Jharana.

You can take photographs all along the journey. Continuing the drive, you will pass various settlements like Khursani Bari and Labu Besi. You can have lunch at Labu Besi or a place of interest. After lunch, continue the drive towards Machha Khola. Upon arriving in Macchakhola, register at the Manaslu Conservation Area check post. The guide handles the logistics. As you move past the initial check post, settle in an accommodation place and have dinner. Stay overnight in Machha Khola.

  • Max. Altitude:930 m / 3,051 ft
  • Accommodation:Tea House/ Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

The trek to Manaslu Tsum Valley officially begins today. After breakfast, you will walk to Jagat via Dovan and Tatopani. The walk will take about 6 hours through lush forests and open, rugged trails. As you continue the walk, you will reach Tatopani. Tatopani, also known as a hot spring, is a rejuvenating place. You can enter the hot spring now or after the completion of the trek. After Tatopani, continue the trek toward Dovan, inhabited by the Gurung community. After Dovan, we cross a suspension bridge that leads to a steep climb towards Jagat. Once you reach Jagat, settle in a place of accommodation and have a fulfilling dinner. After dinner, rest and stay overnight at Jagat.

  • Max. Altitude:1,410 m/4,625 ft
  • Accommodation:Tea House/ Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

After breakfast, we will continue to trek towards Lokpa. This section will take about 5 hours, depending on the pace. During this section, you will pass along some prominent locations like Philim, Ekle Bhatti, and Lokpa.

Philim is a big village in the Manaslu Conservation Area with another checkpost. License and permits are thoroughly checked here. After the checkpost, you will have the first view of Siringi Himal with the Marijuana plant all along the route. Likewise, Ekkla Bhatti is the lunch stop for the day. After lunch, continue the walk towards Lokpa. Lokpa is the first village of Tsum village where only two to three teahouses are available. These teahouses are mainly open for business, where we will have dinner, rest, and stay for the night.

  • Max. Altitude:2,200 m/7,217 ft
  • Accommodation:Tea House/ Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Wake up for breakfast and continue the trek towards the Tsum Valley in the Manaslu region. As you leave Lokpa, we walk into the dense pine forest where rhododendron can be seen. As you continue the walk, you will pass the Sarti Gorge and Siyar Khola Bridge to reach Chumling. Lunch is served along the way after passing three suspension bridges. Upon reaching Chumling, we settled in an accommodation, rested, and had dinner. After dinner, stay overnight in Chumling.

  • Max. Altitude:2,386 m/7,828 ft
  • Accommodation:Tea House/ Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Begin your day with a fulfilling breakfast towards Chhokangparo, which takes about six hours. The section from Chumling and Chhokangparo is known as Tsum Valley Trek. Pass through Tanju's water-powered prayer wheel and Kowa to pass into a deep pine forest rich with biodiversity. Upon reaching Chhokangparo visit Geshe Lama Konchog Retreat Cave and Galdang Gumba. You can also have a good view of Buddha Himal and Siringi Himal from this location. After exploration, settle in an accommodation place, rest, and have dinner. Stay overnight at Chhokangparo.

  • Max. Altitude:3,010 m/9,875 ft
  • Accommodation:Tea House/ Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Start the day with a filling breakfast in Chokangparo. After breakfast, we walk towards Nele via Milarepa Cave. As you move past Chokangparo, you can enjoy the view of Ganesh Himal and Himchuli if the weather is good. After the view, we move towards Milarepa cave, where you can see a footprint that is preserved in a rock. You can see Buddhist Murals, artistic stone carved scripts, and prayer flags, all resembling the Buddhist culture of the region once you reach Milarepa cave. After Milarepa cave, continue towards the suspension bridge and pass through several villages to reach Nele.

Upon reaching Nele, settle in an accommodation and have a fulfilling dinner. After dinner, take a good night's rest.

  • Max. Altitude:3,361 m/11,026 ft
  • Accommodation:Tea House/ Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Today, after breakfast, we prepared to hike to the highest point in the Manaslu region. As we leave Nele, we walk along the valley towards Mu Gompa, the highest point in the Tsum Valley trek. You can see yaks carrying supplies from lower to higher altitudes here. The trails are dry, with beautiful mountain views. Upon reaching Mu Gompa, trekkers can stay inside the monastery, but only male monks live there. Trekkers are served foods that the monks make.

After dinner, relax, rest, and stay overnight in Mu Gompa.

  • Max. Altitude:3,700 m/12,139 ft
  • Accommodation:Tea House/ Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Today marks your rest day, which is mainly for acclimatization. After breakfast, explore the Mu Gompa area and learn about its cultural and spiritual significance. You can participate in rituals and ceremonies in the monastery. You can also consider the climb to Kalung (3,820m) or go on to view the Lungdung Glacier. Some trekkers even consider visiting the base of Pika Himal.

After exploring the area, return to the hotel and rest. You can have a delicious dinner at the guest house in Mu Gompa. After dinner, go to bed at Mu Gompa.

  • Max. Altitude:3,700 m/12,139 ft
  • Accommodation:Tea House/ Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

After a rest day in Mu Gompa, move on towards Rachen Gompa. So have breakfast and prepare to leave for Rachen Gompa. The Gompa is home to more than 200 nuns, and only females reside here. The older nuns educate the younger ones and teach them the way of life. We walk on excellent trails with short ups and downs, passing along some farm villages to reach Rachen Gompa. After exploring Rachen Gompa, settle down, find accommodation, and have dinner. After dinner, spend the night at Rachen Gompa.

  • Max. Altitude:3,240 m/10,629 ft
  • Accommodation:Tea House/ Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Begin the day with a filling breakfast, then descend towards Chumling. The walk proceeds as previously through the dense pine forests. In spring, the forest is filled with rhododendrons with majestic mountain views. You will pass along various settlements like Chokkang Paro, Domje, Kowo, and Tanju to finally reach Chumling. Chumling is a small village in the Manaslu region. Upon reaching Chumling, settle in an accommodation place and rest. Savor a delicious dinner and stay overnight at Chumling.

  • Max. Altitude:2,386 m/7,828 ft
  • Accommodation:Tea House/ Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

After breakfast, you will continue the descent journey to Philim. You will come across the Gurung community and get insights into the rich cultural heritage of Gurkha soldiers. You can see terraced fields on the bank of the Budi Gandaki River, which adds an extra charm to the Manaslu trek. As you trek towards Philim, you can see the Manaslu range at a distance, allowing you to reimburse in the memories.

Upon reaching Philim, settle in an accommodation place, rest, and savor local cuisines. After dinner, relax and stay overnight.

  • Max. Altitude:1,590 m/5,216 ft
  • Accommodation:Tea House/ Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Today, after breakfast, you will continue the journey towards Machha Khola. The journey continues along the same route while reliving the beginning of the trip. You will come across suspension bridges and waterfalls which had been previously crossed. This allows you to recall the journey and all the mountain memories. Upon reaching Machha Khola, settle in an accommodation place, rest, and savor local cuisines. Once you have your dinner, you will rest, relax, and spend the night in Machha Khola.

  • Max. Altitude:1, 240 m/4,068 ft
  • Accommodation:Tea House/ Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Today marks the final day in the Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking itinerary. You will bid farewell to the Manaslu region and move towards the Kathmandu Valley. The guide will transfer you to the nearest bus station or to a private vehicle. You will then head onto a scenic drive from the remote area to the urban capital city. On the way, you will pass various villages, towns, and waterfalls. The drive will mainly take place along the riverside road. After reaching Kathmandu, you will settle in the hotel and rest. If you are not tired from the journey, you will meet the company owner to share some of your experiences.

If you have time, you can explore Kathmandu and shop for souvenirs. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner. After dinner, settle in the accommodation place and stay overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation:3 star Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast+Lunch+Farewell Dinner

Today is your final day in Nepal. Holiday Tours Nepal will prepare to transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your departure. Our staff will assist you in making the farewell arrangements and handle the necessary logistics. As you depart, we hope for future meetings and adventures. Best wishes!!

    Cost Details
    What's Included
    • All airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle
    • 03 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
    • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle.
    • Kathmandu to Arughat to Kathmandu public transport (if you want both way private vehicle also available on additional cost)
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, Manaslu Conservation Area Permit and Special permit for Manaslu and Tsum Valley Area
    • Twin/double shearing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
    • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and dinner, and tea/coffee during the trekking
    • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English-speaking, well trained, Government licence holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
    • 02 guests = 01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
    • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary
    What's not Included
    • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small, accurate fees in USD and two passport-size photos)
    • All the International air fares from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal travel and health insurance; Insurance for helicopter evacuation
    • In case of extra nights accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
    • Your Personal expenses, such as laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter, etc
    • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
    • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control
    • Anything not included in service includes column
    Useful Information
    • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
    • First add kid box
    • Holiday Tours Nepal’s sleeping bag, down jackets, Ti-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps
    • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
    • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.

    Equipment and Gear List


    • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
    • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
    • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

    CatUpper Body

    • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
    • Warm woolen hat
    • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
    • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
    • Polarized sunglasses


    • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
    • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
    • Waterproof rain jacket
    • Windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
    • Fleece jacket or down jacket

    LowerLower Body

    • Thermals inner
    • Hiking pants at least 3
    • Comfortable pants for teahouses
    • Waterproof, windproof shell
    • Hiking shorts


    • Woolen gloves for the tea house
    • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk


    • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
    • Hiking socks
    • Liner socks
    • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
    • Crampons (For passes)
    • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
    • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

    undergarmentUndergarments and Inner Wears

    • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
    • Sports bras (women)
    • Sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

    FirstaidFirst Aid Kits and Medications

    Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.) 

    • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
    • Lip balm or Vaseline
    • ointment cream
    • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
    • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

    Optional Other Essentials

    • Passport
    • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
    • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
    • Water bladder for the day bag
    • Small towel for personal use
    • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
    • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
    • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
    • Power bank or extra batteries
    • Cameras and mobile phone
    • Cards/book
    • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
    • Trekking poles
    • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
    • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
    • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
    • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
    • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
    • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
    • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
    • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
    • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
    • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

    What to pack for nepal trekking?

    Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

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