Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking - 21 Days

Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking - 21 Days
Trip Facts
Destination Nepal
Activity Manaslu Treks
Accomodation Hotel/Lodge/Tea House during the trek
Region Manaslu Region
Distance 220km/136.7Miles
Start / End point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Duration 21 Days
Max. Altitude 5,160m at Larkya la pass
Meals Included All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek
Group size 2 - 30
Nature of Trek Lodge to Lodge Trekking
Best Season Mar, Apri, May, Sep, Oct, & Nov.
Trip Code dwt004
Activity Per Day Approx. 4-6 hrs walking
Transportation Public Transportation from Kathmandu to Sotikhola via Arughat, & Tal to Kathmandu via Besisahar
Grade Challenging

Tsum Valley Trek with Manaslu Circuit

Tsum valley and Manaslu Circuit, the complete circumnavigation of the majestic Mount Manaslu (8,156m/26,758ft)-the world’s eighth highest mountain crossing over adventurous high pass Larkya La(5,106m/16,751ft), and cultural heritage of sacred Buddhism, is certainly one of nature’s call destinations as well as Nepal’s last Himalayan hidden treasures awaiting to explore the less explored valley.

Highlights of Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek

  • The scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola
  • Mu & Lungdang Gompas in Tsum valley
  • Milarepa Piren Phu Cave (pigeon cave), the most sacred cave in the Tsum valley
  • The historical Dephyudonma and Rachen monastery , the oldest monasteries in the Tsum valley
  • Trekking around Mt Manaslu (8,163 m) the worlds eighth tallest mountain
  • Side trip around the Biren Lake, one of the popular lake,or Monasteries, Punhyen Glacier, or hike to Mount Manaslu Base Camp during the rest day at Samagon
  • Majestic view of glaciers, Lakes, rock and mountain of Mt. Manasalu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh and many more on Nepal- Tibet boarder from high crossing Larkya la pass
  • The unique cultural blend of Tibetan Nupri and Gurung inhabitants
  • Ancient Buddhist stupas, monasteries and Tibetan lifestyle
  • Side-trip to Birendra Lake Or Incredibly diverse scenery with rich in wildlife
  • An ancient trading route to Tibet
  • Less crowed path than other trekking regions
  • Private transport to and from our hotel in Kathmandu to Kathmandu’s international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
  • Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude.    It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.

Tsum Valley Trekking Route

Explore geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating combined Manaslu circuit and Tsum valley trekking for magnificent mountain vistas, dramatic landscapes, terraced hillsides, mysterious canyons, Tibetan culture, and a high pass crossing. Visiting the remote upstream of the Budhi Gandaki, reaching Mu Gompa (3,700m) for a splendid surrounding range of Ganesh Himal, Singri Himal, and Boudha Himal, crossing over Larkya La (5,106m/16,751ft), the highest point of the trek and going down to the Marsyangdi, makes a semi-circular trip around the three peaks of Manaslu.

Tsum valley and Manaslu Circuit, the complete circumnavigation of the majestic Mount Manaslu  (8,156m/26,758ft)-the world’s eighth highest mountain, is certainly one of nature’s call destinations as well as Nepal’s last Himalayan hidden treasures awaiting to explore the least explored valley. Whereas a less exposed remote and wild hidden Tsum valley was almost nothing known before 2008, unlike the rich cultural heritage and secretive of hilltop monasteries, traditional villages, colorful people, mysterious yaks and hurdles of mani walls, chortens, lively festivals, historic treasures, and picturesque villages being considered to be as Shangri-La of the Himalayas.

Trek starts from Sotikhola, climbs the Budhi Gandaki valley through a forest of pine and rhododendron, heads up over a ridge that leads to Lokpa, the entrance to the wild route to Tsum valley. From Chhokangparo, we will be in the upper valley of the inner Himalayas. Refreshing forests of bamboo and exotic rhododendron, higher trials are lead to silent alpine glades and rugged, high mountain desert. Visiting Piren Phu cave- the most sacred caves, higher up beyond Nile and Chhule is the Tibetan region, where the landscape is dry, arid, and reminiscent of the Tibetan plateau, with barren hillsides and soaring mountainsides. Hiking through yak pastures into Trans Himalayan Terrain, the historical Dephyudonma monastery is observed on the way to Mu Gompa. We will have time for a sight trip around Rachen Gompa before rejoining the main Manaslu route at Deng. Upon arriving Lho village is the Nupri region, an inhabitant of Tibetan immigrants, flattering colorful prayer flags and monasteries along the way. With a visit to Birendra Lake during a rest day at Samagoan,  we climb the larkya La(5,106m/16,751ft), one of the most dramatic pass crossings in the Himalayas.

The Manaslu and Tsum trek is one of Nepal’s last Himalayan gems to observe for a sparkling array of panoramic peaks, a wide range of scenery, cultural variety, and peaceful valleys awaiting the adventurous explorer.  Trekkers visiting Manaslu and Tsum are sure to have an exceptionally unforgettable experience.

Discovery World Trekking would like to recommend all our valuable clients that they should add an extra day at Kathmandu on weekdays (Not at the weekend) before we start our Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking the next day after for Manaslu special permit process where we need your original Passport with Nepali visa at Immigrant Office Nepal and also for official Briefing as proper mental guidance and necessary information just to have a recheck of equipment and goods for the journey to make sure you haven't forgotten anything and if forgotten, then make sure that you are provided with those things ASAP on that very day at our office. On our way, we'll be traveling on public buses but if you want a bit comfortable ride as the road is not that good we can provide you jeep at some extra cost as simple cars can't go there.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking Itinerary

  1. day 1

    Drive from kathmandu to Arughat - then drive to Soti Khola (730 m/2896 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving Hours (160km/99.4 miles) -6-8hrs

    After an early breakfast, we will start our trip with a drive along the Prithivi highway west from Kathmandu, through the beautiful river view cross the Trishuli River and reach Dhading Bensi through pitched road. We will stop along the way for breaks and lunch. Four to five hours bus drive from Dhading Besi takes us Arkhet, driving along with the scenic villages, rivers, follow continually Dorandi Khola northwards to Gorkha and Arukhat with observing the Mount Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range on the footsteps of Manaslu where we change next jeep to Arkhet by following the Budhi Gandaki River. Arughat Bazaar is clustered on both sides of the River Budi-Gandaki linked by a suspension bridge, this is the largest settlement in the valley, also a junction to various important places, two hours drive from Arughat takes us to Soti Khola.

    • Overnight at “ABC Hotel” with attached bathroom.
    • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  2. day 2

    Trek from Soti Khola (730 m/2896 ft) to Machha Khola (890m/ 2,965 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.7 km/6 miles
    Highest Altitude 890m/ 2,965 ft
    Trek Duration 6 to 7 hrs.

    We continue following the low valley to the north, observing the majestic Himalayan Peaks from time to time on our way up the picturesque densely forested Buddhi Gandaki Valley, passing through a number of small villages tucked into the hillside, until we reach a widening of the valley. On the opposite side, a large tributary stream enters the Budhi Gandaki river. Walking a series of ascent and descent leads to the small and beautiful village of Lapubesi (880m). From here our path descends to the wide, sandy riverbed which follows a trail meandering below the steep, craggy valley side. We make the last climb up to reach MachaKhola.

    • Overnight at “Hotel Everest View”
    • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  3. day 3

    Trek from Machha Khola (890m/ 2,965 ft) to Jagat(1400 m / 4,593 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 22 km/13.7 miles
    Highest Altitude 1,400 m / 4,593 ft
    Trek Duration 6 -7 hrs.

    We cross the river and head upstream to Khola Beni. The route soon has to walk on a dramatic gorge with sculptured rocks of spectacular waterfalls and some landslides. After crossing the bridge and heading upstream to the tiny village of Kholabesi, and a natural hot springs at Tatopani (Tatopani means ‘hot water’ in Nepali). From the hot spring, we hike up to another trial, then, cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. Climb on a wide, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. From here, we cross a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, and climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Thado Bharyang before ascending to the charming village of Jagat, and the Manaslu Conservation area and police check post where we will need to present our trekking permits.

    • Overnight at lodge.
    • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  4. day 4

    Trek from Jagat (1,400 m / 4,593 ft) to Lokpa (2,040 m/4,493 ft )

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 17.5 km/ 10.8 miles
    Highest Altitude 2,040 m/4,493 ft
    Trek Duration 6 to 7 hrs.

    We make an entry into the restricted region of Manaslu and Tsum Valley by registering the Permit at the checkpoint at Jagat. We climb over a ridge to Salleri. We walk a bit along the riverbank, cross the Budhi Gandaki River on a long suspension bridge. As we continue to walk, the valley widens heading towards Philim. As we pass by Ekle Bhatti, the trail gets separated toward Tsum and Manaslu. Pass through the welcome board and hike up toward Lokpa. We meet in a few villages. Rivers become narrow as we meet at the confluence of the Syar Rivers from Tum valley. We turn right from Tsum valley to reach Lokpa village, the first village in Tsum valley that provides a chance to see the Manaslu range. From Lokpa, slaughtering of an animal is strictly prohibited, it’s complete isolation hidden valley of happiness blessed by Padmashamva centuries ago. The stunning view of Himalchuli and Boudha Himal can be observed from Lokpa village.

    • We spend overnight at Lokpa.
    • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  5. day 5

    Lokpa (2,040 m/4,493 ft ) to Chumling (2,386 m / 6,692 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 6.3 km/3.9 miles
    Highest Altitude 2,386 m / 6,692 ft
    Trek Duration 4 to 5 hrs.

    After having had breakfast, we start walking from Lokpa village- entrance to the wild route to Tsum valley. In the route from Lokpa to Chumling on a clear day, the view of Baudha Himal(6672m) and Ganesh Himal VI is seen very clearly. Trial descends to Lungwa river valley, then climb up through a silent tropical forest of dense rhododendron and pine to Gumling. No villages are passed on the way between Lokpa to Gumling. Trial separates at Gumling. We cross again Syar Khola and arrive at the village of Chumling. Late afternoon, a side trip to the upper part of Chumling to visit the monastery is the best for a view of Ganesh Himal. Chumling has three monasteries of Panago Gumba, Mani Dhungyur, and Gurwa Gumba. There are a telephone service and a health post too.

    • Overnight at Chumling.
    • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  6. day 6

    Trek from Chumling (2,386 m / 6,692 ft) to Chhokangparo (3,010 m/9,875 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 8.4 km/5.2 miles
    Highest Altitude 8.4 km/5.2 miles
    Trek Duration 5-6 hrs

    Today, we enter the upper valley, part of the Inner Himalayas. The trail continues along the Syar River down to Domje and then rises over 500 meters to the largest city in Tsum valley. A pretty village of Gho has an unusual Gomba. From there we will continue our uphill climbing and then trek to arrive at Chhokangparo. On a clear day, we can have magnificent views of Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal from Chhokangparo. From Chhokangparo, where we will have the opportunity to have the hospitality of local people (Tibetan group “Tsombo”) welcoming with traditional Tibetan Chiya (butter tea) and local meal.

    • We spend overnight at Chhokang Paro.
    • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  7. day 7

    Trek from Chhokang paro (3,010 m/9,875 ft) to Nile (3,361m/11,026 ft) via visiting Visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave on the way

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 9.7 km/6 miles
    Highest Altitude 3361m/11,026 ft
    Trek Duration 4 -5 hrs

    We walk relatively shorter than previous days. The Nile, on the western, sun-side of the Shikhar Khola, about 20 minutes walk across from Chhule, is the last village heading north in the upper Tsum Valley. As we go up, the valley becomes fertile, narrow, and we see people busy in farming. After passing Lamagaon, there is Piren Phu cave of St. Milarepa where his footprint is still preserved and noticeable in the rock. Piren Phu(pigeon cave) is one of the most sacred caves in the Tsum valley on the side of a rugged cliff mountain, with great views of the valley from the cave monastery, near the village of Burji. There are two separate Gumbas attached to the rocky cave. Richly painted Buddhist murals, excellent artistic scripts carved on stones, long prayer flags and significant Buddhist paper scripts make this cave one of the most important socio-cultural assets in the valley. Then, we head towards the crossing of the suspension bridge over Shiar River and continue our trek through several villages to finally cross a bridge and arrive at the Nile.

    • We spend overnight at Nile.
    • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  8. day 8

    Trek from Nile (3,361m/9,875 ft) to Mu Gompa (3,700 m/11,026 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 7.9 km/ 4.9 miles
    Highest Altitude 3,700 m/11,026 ft.
    Trek Duration 3 - 4 hrs

    A short walk from the Nile along the west bank of the valley close to the Tibetan border reaches easily to Mu Gompa, the highest point of the Tsum valley trek. We hike up through yak pastures through typical dry and arid Trans Himalayan Terrain. The monastery has rows of Chortens and beautiful mountain views and houses. The historical Dephyudonma monastery connected with the dawn of Buddhism run by Lama, on the lap of the rugged mountains, is one of the oldest monasteries in the Tsum. There are a few drinking facilities.

    • We spend overnight at Mu Gompa.
    • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  9. day 9

    Trek from Mu Gompa (3,700 m/11,026 ft) to Rachen Gompa (3,240m/12,139 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 3,700 m/11,026 ft
    Trek Duration 3 - 4 hrs.

    We return down the valley through Chhule and continue down as far as Phurba. Walking on the east bank of the Siyar Khola and crossing flat boulder-covered plains following the power lines to Rachen Gompa (3240m), where we inspect the ancient Gompa, talk to very friendly nuns or monks.

    • Overnight at Rachen Gompa.
    • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  10. day 10

    Trek from Rachen Gompa (3,240 m/12,139 ft) to Gumba Lungdang (3,200m /10,498 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 3,240 m/12,139 ft
    Trek Duration 5 - 6hrs

    We trek to the south until a bridge crosses to the west bank and pass again through Chhokang Paro then drops below on the previous trail towards Chumling. After about 2hrs, see a small white gompa on the left at Gho (2485m). Descend on a narrow trail passing the gompa on your left and drop to a wooden bridge over the Siyar Khola. Cross the bridge to Domje (2460- has Tibetan herbal medicine clinic and school Then we climb very steeply through pines and rhododendrons until the track starts traversing at a mani wall with prayer flags. Finally, in the pine forest, take a prayer flag marked uphill trail and make a zigzag climb through huge silver pines to reach Gumba Lungdang (3200m), perched on a ridge with small cells for the nuns scattered through the beautiful rhododendrons above. This small gompa with 40 nuns has an intense and engrossing puja from 6.00-7.30pm each night unless the nuns are on holidays or elsewhere, which is for some months each year – enquire in Chhokang-Paro. The mountain views in all directions are amazing and being here was the absolute highlight of our many trips to Nepal.

    • Overnight at Gumba Lungdang.
    • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  11. day 11

    Trek from Gumba Lungdang (3,200m /10,498 ft) Trek to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4,800m /15,748 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 4,800m /15,748 ft
    Trek Duration 7-8 hrs

    The intact forest wilderness and views make it an outstanding trek even though; altitude gain may cause difficulty in hiking. We traverse down and up through two small valleys, then drop right on dusty or muddy zigzags on a shortcut to regain the lower track and continue up the valley through the forest. After passing through a small clear pasture then taking the right-hand descending track and drop to the river, the bridge takes to a steep bank – look for cairns upstream and climb the bank. Traverse through the forest on a passable track with many wind-thrown trees, and cross the Laudang Khola to the west bank on a rickety wooden bridge. Climb steeply through pristine pines and rhododendrons on a ridge, stone huts beside a large boulder in a kharka. The track continues between the huts and up. Eventually, we emerge into grassy flats behind the lateral moraine of the Torogumba glacier. Continue climbing past seasonal yak huts and several tracks on the moraine wall that gives superb views of the mountains. It takes about 4hrs to reach the Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4200m). The return to Gumba Lugdang is very short.

    • Overnight at Gumba Lugdang .
    • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  12. day 12

    Trek from Gumba Lungdang (3,200m / 10,498 ft) to Lokpa (2,240m /7,349 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Highest Altitude 3,200m / 10,498 ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs.

    We go down Chhokangparo to the monastery at Gho(2,485m). Continuing on a narrow trail through the village to cross the Shiar Khola and head to nearby Dhumje(2,440m). Then the trail climbs up steeply through pine and rhododendron to reach a Mani wall with prayer flags. Leaving Gomba Lungdang, we pass through Domje and get back to Lokpa. The trial will drop back through the George that forms the entrance into Tsum valley along the Syar River.

    • We spend overnight atb Lokpa.
    • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  13. day 13

    Trek from Lokpa (2,240m /7,349 ft) to Ghap (2,380m /7,808 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 13 km/ 8 miles
    Highest Altitude 2,380m /7,808 ft
    Trek Duration 7 hrs

    The descent trail through the exposed route, we cross the Buri Gandaki on a solid bridge then enter a narrow gorge ascending and descending while gradually climbing through the valley. Crossing the river again on a suspension to Nupri and then through bamboo forests to Deng (1860m), inhabited by Gurung villagers. Crossing the river and climbing to Rana (19100m) and then reach Bhiphedi (2,130m). We meander in and out of the valley canyons to cross the Serang Khola before finally arriving at Ghap (2160m).

    • Overnight at “Lama Hotel”
    • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  14. day 14

    Trek from Ghap (2,380m /7,808 ft) to Lho (3,180m / 10,438 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 16.3 km/ 10.1 miles
    Highest Altitude 3,180m / 10,438 ft
    Trek Duration 6 hrs

    Leaving Ghap, the valley becomes steeper and long climb through bamboo and rhododendron crossing the wild river a couple of times to reach the village of Namrung, entry into Nupri region. The people here are descendants of Tibetan migrants many centuries ago. We continue on passing the entrance gate of Mani walls, Buddhist Gompas to the villages. Beyond here the valley opens out and soon passes through the Tibetan village of Sho. The village has many yaks and there are excellent views of Manaslu (8163m) and Manaslu North (7157m) at the end of the village.

    • Overnight at “Hotel Majestic” with attached bathroom.
    • Included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch, Dinner)
  15. day 15

    Trek from Lho (3,180m / 10,438 ft) to Sama Gaon (3,530 m/11,581 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 10.6 km/ 6.5 miles
    Highest Altitude 3,530 m/11,581 ft
    Trek Duration 4 hrs.

    This is an easy day and we enable us to savor the great mountain views. Trek to Sama (3530m), we follow the right bank of the river with views of Peak 29 ahead. A couple of hours climbing through the forest brings us to the village of Shyala, offering views of Phungi, Manaslu, and Himal Chuli. The villagers rely on yaks, potatoes, and barley for their crops in this distinctly alpine region. As we hike up, the peaks of Ganesh Himal towards the east and the huge peaks of Himalchuli and Manaslu in the south can be seen. We look down into a little dip where two rows of houses form the main part of Sama. At the far end of the village, overlooking the valley stands the well-known monastery of Sama Gaon, Tibetan border is very near from here. We stop at Samagaon for the next two nights which will further help with acclimatization.

    • Overnight at “Hotel Manaslu” with attached bathroom.
    • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  16. day 16

    Rest day in Sama Gaon (3,530 m/11,581 ft)

    To ensure proper acclimatization to the altitude, we have scheduled a rest day at Sama Gaon. The beautiful village of Sama Gaon is one of the highlights of the trek with excellent mountain views, the close to Manaslu base camp. Ponder at the thousands of mani stones with Buddhist texts and pictures. We see women wearing a nice silver spoon as jewelry at Sama Gaon. Today is a rest day but our guide takes an optional excursion side trip to explore glacial moraine surrounding attractions with sightseeing to Birendra Lake or Pungyen Gompa. Pungyen means bracelet, a good description of the two peaks. The return side trip to Manaslu base camp takes eight hours. Those wishing though side trip but well worth the effort with the Manaslu Glacier and the turquoise lake beneath with mountains as far as the eye can see. If you want to just explore surrounding viewpoints and relaxed day, this Tibetan village gives the opportunity to visit the Pung-Gyen monastery which sits beneath the east face of Manaslu. Higher up again is a cave Gompa and hot springs.

    • Overnight at “Hotel Manaslu” with attached bathroom.
    • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  17. day 17

    Trek from Sama Gaon (3,530 m/11,581 ft) to Larkya La Phedi (darma shala) (4,460m/14,632 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 18.5 km/11.4 miles
    Highest Altitude 4,460m/14,632 ft.
    Trek Duration 5 to 6 hrs

    We start an early in the morning walk from Sama Gaon to head towards Samdo. We continue our walk down the edge through some fields to some old mani walls and cross the wooden bridge over the Budi Gandaki and climb gradually up the valley. Another mani wall marks the beginning of the ascent to the pass and cross two streams and witness the Larkya Glacier. Go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again and come to the stone guest house (4450 m) which is not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmasala, also known as Larkya La Phedi. Today we will be rewarded with the views of Larkya Glacier with the fantastic views of Manaslu looking particularly impressive. We came here today and have a rest to prepare for tomorrows crossing of the famous and most awaited Larkya Pass.

    • Overnight at “Dormitory /Tent”
    • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  18. day 18

    Trek from Dharamsala to Bhimtang (3,720m/12,205ft) by crossing Larkya la Pass (5,160m/16,929ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 24.7 km/15.3 miles
    Highest Altitude 5,160m/16,929ft
    Trek Duration 7 - 8 hrs

    We leave Dharmasala very early in the morning as it is the longest and toughest section of trekking around Manaslu crossing the Larkya la pass 5160m before the wind starts blowing strongly and possible storms appear on the pass. The trail starts a gentle climb across moraine; it descends a little to a lake and then becomes rough and indistinct as it crosses to the south of steep grassy slopes. The trail stays on the moraine to a ridge marked by two cairns; from here the prayer flags marking the pass are visible. Descend to the four frozen lakes then make the final steep climb to the pass. From the pass of the summit, there is an outstanding panoramic view on a clear day of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kanguru, Minjung, and the huge Annapurna II on the horizon. Savor the spectacular views from the top of the pass. Bhimtang is long but beautiful. On the descent from the pass, the trail follows the top of the moraine to the west and makes a set of steep, rough switchbacks as it crosses the moraine then descends more gently on loose gravel to another grassy moraine at 4,450m. The trail now becomes easier to follow and reaches a small meadow. The valley becomes wider as the Trails heads down to a large meadow, past a mani wall, and a small rest house that marks Bimthang at 3,590m.

    • Overnight at “Punkar Guest House” with attached bathroom.
    • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  19. day 19

    Trek from Bhimtang (3,720m/12,205ft) to Gho (2,550 m/8,367 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 10 km/ 6.2 miles
    Highest Altitude (3,720m/12,205ft)
    Trek Duration 4 - 5 hrs.

    From Bimtang, the trail starts to cross over the side of the moraine and descend to the headwaters of the Dudh Khola and crosses a wooden bridge, then into pine and rhododendron forest to Hompuk (3,430m) with a rock shelter. The rhododendrons appear in a wide range of colors, sheep, horses, and monkeys fill the forest. The panoramic view of Phungi, Manaslu, Manaslu north peak, Cheo Himal, and Himlung Himal, are clearly visible. 30-minute descent in the forested area reaches the meadow of Sangore Kharka. Then cross a landslide before making a steep climb to a ridge decorated with prayer flags. It makes a descent to the river bank at Gho(2,575m).

    • Overnight lodge at Gho.
    • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  20. day 20

    Trek from Gho (2,550 m/8,367 ft) to Tal (1,700m /5,577 ft)

    Itinerary Facts
    Trek Distance 13 km/ 8 miles
    Highest Altitude 2,550 m/8,367 ft
    Trek Duration 4 - 5 hrs

    The route continues down with a few ups, mostly through fields, but also through some dense forest. Less than an hour walk through fields and intermittent stands of rhododendron and oak to arrive at Tilije, a very mixed ethnic community settlement. Exit the village through a stone arch, cross the Dudh Khola and follow along its embankment descending through the scrub forest. The walls of the Marsyangdi Valley loom larger and finally, the houses of Dharapani appear in the distance. Pass through Thonje via a wooden bridge and through a chorten-shaped arch, and Dharapani lies across a long suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi. Trial downs to talk on the sandy banks of the Marsyangdi River. The prayer flags, mani walls, and chortens of Tal represent the last Buddhist village on the trek.

    • Overnight Lodge at Tal.
    • Included meals ( Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner )
  21. day 21

    Drive from Tal to Besisahar then Kathmandu

    Itinerary Facts
    Driving hours 9 - 10 hrs

    In the morning, we leave Tal for Besisahar on a local Jeep or Bus. Approximately 4 to 5 hrs drive passing the villages, marshyangdi river, the town of bhulbhule, and khudi then all the way to Beshishar. We need to reach Besisahar at least before 3 p.m to catch up last jeep or local bus to Kathmandu. On a journey back to Kathmandu, the road follows along the scenic Marsyangdi River Valley and then meets the Trishuli River as we head west along the Prithvi Highway. Along the way, we will have good views of the lush scenery and terraced farmland and perhaps even some final glimpses of the mountains.

    • Overnight at your own selected hotel at Kathmandu.
    • Included all standard meals ( Breakfast + Lunch ).

What is Included in "Tsum Valley" Tour Package?

  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Arughat to soti khola(trek start) and from Tal (trek end) to Besisahar then back to Kathmandu by local bus.
  • All Standard Meals (21 Lunch, 20 Dinners and 21 Breakfasts) during the trek
  • Accommodations: Best Possible Teahouse, lodge accommodation (Generally twin Sharing room (Generally twin Sharing room)-20 Nights
  • Government License holder English Speaking Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader guide and porter to help trekkers luggage. (2 trekkers:1 porter "9 kg per trekker max limit")
  • Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment.
  • Manaslu special permit with Conservation Area Permit, and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fees
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Snacks (cookies) and Seasonal fresh fruits every day
  • All government, Local taxes and official Expenses
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance)
  • Souvenir - A company's T-shirt & Cap
  • Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at the end of the trek
What is Excluded?
  • International Flight.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9 kg per Person)
  • All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters etc
  • All Personal Expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, bar bills, beverages, snacks.
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes

Official Tsum Valley Trekking Map

Route Map

Equipment list for Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trekking

It is recommended to consider the following list of clothing and accessories equipment while packing for Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking. These are just a reminder and essential to have a list of these equipment items prepared by focusing on the comfort, convenience, and enjoyment of your holiday. We understand that you may have your own personal preference for clothing which may be equally as suitable. We never recommend to our clients to bring over types of equipment which are unnecessary for the trek. Porter help carrying luggage has a weight limit and does not allow over 20 kg in the trek. These pieces of equipment are also available in Kathmandu for buying or hiring.


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries


  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes


  • Light weight gloves
  • Heavy weight winter gloves


  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Light weight cotton pants
  • T- Shirt (bring Light weight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Water proof jacket and pants

Foot wear

  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pairs of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high-altitude trekking)


  • Medium size drying towel
  • Tooth brush
  • Tooth paste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Bio degradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Manaslu Tsum Valley Hike Trip Information

The beginning of the journey towards Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek

The first day is your arrival day in Nepal. The second day is a must to apply for the restricted area permit to Manaslu. In the meantime, we conduct a trek briefing, guide introduction, and equipment checklist. On the third day, we drive to Sotikhola via Arughat for the start of the trek.

Local Transportation (KTM to Arughat, Soti Khola, then Tal to Besisahar back to Kathmandu) is included in the package; private jeep is available at an extra cost

Don't Worry, We'll Pick You!

We offer a complimentary Kathmandu TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) airport pick up and drop off service. Upon your arrival, you are welcomed and greeted at your arrival gate (Holding your name on the company pamphlet) by our representative member from Discovery World Trekking, then transfer to your selected hotel in Kathmandu. For departure transfer, we will come to pick you up at your stay hotel in Kathmandu and take you to the airport for your international flight.

Accommodation Details During The Tsum Valley Trek Tour

21 Days Tsum Valley Trek with Manaslu Circuit trek includes 20 nights lodge to lodge stay at a mountain where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation during the trekking.

Three nights Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is not included in the package. Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels for all budgets and your interest. We prefer your choice.

Hot showers, Wi-Fi will be available at an extra cost in possible places.

Meals on Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Itinerary

Tsum Valley Trek is all over high elevations around the world’s 8th highest peak which means your body needs enough carbohydrate, protein, nutrition as food is fuel (Dal Bhat Power 24 Hour) for the body to hike on such humongous Himalayan trails. The meal on this trek is very convenient but not as in cities. There will be 21 Breakfasts, 21 Lunch, and 20 Dinners provided in the trek. Some of the popular menu items are -

Twenty-one breakfasts - ( Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes Muesli Breads Fruits and Vegetables Hot drinks like varieties of teas and coffees Hot chocolates, etc)

Twenty-one lunch - (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dal Bhat power 24 hours) Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snakes (Papad, Prawn) Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc)

Twenty Dinners -( Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable curry Potatoes items Vegetable and salad Pizza (, Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snacks (Papad, Prawn) Korean Raman Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.)are available on the menu during the trek. The best selected from the menu of the lodge will be fresh, hygienic, tasty, and nutritious. The menu is a combination of traditional local, Asian, and western cuisine almost everywhere but as we go up close, the menu list will be shorted. We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must), etc. at high altitude and also the fresh vegetable items for health benefit.

Tho plenty of non-veg items will be available we won’t recommend any of them because the meat in such places is not hygienic and healthy during the trek. We highly encourage you to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume Alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items, hot chocolates as experts suggest avoiding such items during such high elevation treks.

All Personal Bills (Alcoholic Drinks, Hot and Cold Drinks) in tea house/ Lodges or in cafe except Standard Meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with seasonal fruits) are excluded from Package.

Best Time for Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek

Focusing both on weather and temperature, 21 Days Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit trek is preferably best for two seasons from March to May, September to November.

March to May - Spring

This is the best time of the season to trek in 21 Days Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek. Stunning views of Mt. Manaslu and glaciers will be seen. Temperatures may start increasing from the mid of March and with clear skies, snow mountains will be seen at their best. Many trekkers often succeed in their expedition at this time. On the journey, the rhododendron flowers will be blooming at its best in a variety of colors. Snow during the winter melts away by end of March to April, clearing the route to cross Larkya La Pass. Daytime temperature in lower land (from Sotikhola, Khorlebesi, Philim, to Ghap) reach to 24-degree celsius, and in upper mountains (Lho, Samagaun, Samdo, Dharmasala, till Bhimtang) up to Max 18°C at daytime to min -4°C at night and morning degree celsius.

September to November - Autumn

This is also one of the perfect seasons for 21 Days Tsum Valley and  Manaslu Circuit trek. This season is the peak of tourists due to the favorable weather and temperature. Generally, the monsoon ends at the end of August, from mid-September, weather becomes stable and sunny with clear skies, and stunning mountains view. Tourists in this season are also attracted by the main festival of Nepal; Dashain, Tihar, Chhad. Daytime temperature in low land (from Sotikhola, Khorlebesi, Philim, to Ghap) may go up to 25-degree celsius, and in high mountains (Lho, Samagaun, Samdo, Dharmasala, till Bhimtang) to 15-degree celsius. The night time temperature in a high region falls down to -6 degree celsius. From December, the temperature starts to get cold and begins to snow. Lodge at Dharmasal close during this time, Larkya La pass is tough due to heavy snowfall.

The weather in the Mountain region can be unpredictable and the temperature may change quickly from day to night.


Our 21 days Tsum Valley & Manaslu Circuit trekking package provides a rest day in Samagaun 3530m for proper acclimatization, where there is a significant risk of being affected by altitude sickness also called acute mountain sickness. Starting the trek from Soti Khola 730m and trekking in low elevation for several days exploring isolated Tsum Valley before heading to Samagaun provides plenty of time for our body to cope automatically with the existing high altitude environment and helps in reducing the risk of altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is preventable but can be a life-threatening situation if its symptoms are left ignored.  Our trekking leaders and guide have extensive first aid training and well -experienced in the Himalaya we use oximeter to monitor your oxygen level and help in early detection of the symptoms. We guarantee your health will be in reliable hands. Your trek leader or guide will suggest precautions. The best way is to take your time and drink plenty of water at least 4 liters a day. If it is severe the only cure for altitude sickness is to descend immediately. Please note that your group leader has the ultimate responsibility to decide or stop your ascent based on your overall condition. It is essential to keep in mind that some are more vulnerable than others.

Trip Grade: Fitness level, Medical, and Health

A combined trip of  21 Days Tsum Valley and  Manaslu Circuit is a challenging grade trek.  We explore the first isolated section of Tsum Valley with a side visit to Ganesh Himal Base Camp 4,200m and spend a day rest in Samagaun 3530m before heading to Larkya La pass to cross in Manaslu circuit.  Our day to day trekking itinerary in lower land below 3500m is 5 to 7 hrs, and in the high mountain above 3500m is generally 3 to 4 hrs a day, with regular breaks to take in the stunning mountain views. Trekking at a higher altitudes is physically demanding than trekking at a lower altitude. This is a remote mountain journey that the route involves long climbs, steep descents, and straightforward roads following a good trial. To accomplish trek, past hiking experience would be an added advantage although no technical experience and skills are necessary. Trekkers who are able to hike 5 to 6 hours a day at a reasonable pace with a light day pack can take part in this trip. Some days require longer waking hours, so you must be reasonably fit and prepared for long days. Exercising and jogging regularly for a couple of weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance our stamina.  To join in trekking, all participants should be in good health condition with normal physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination. It is very important to make sure you are as healthy as possible before starting the trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

Trekking group/single

The group will be generally 2 to maximum up to 30 people on the trek -led by a leader guide and a porter for every two trekkers, an assistant guide for a group of 12 or above people. The price of a group discount is applied to having your own paxes in your group. We are able to lead and handle any size of the participants in a group. Solo trekker can take a part in our group joining trek but is not allowed to get entry special permit for private trek for Manaslu area, at least two person is required to obtain it due to restricted area. So we do not organize a private trip for a solo traveler in Tsum Valley and  Manaslu Circuit.

A typical day on 21 Days Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek

Every day will be rewarded with a unique experience of trekking, climbing in the ring scenery, taking photos, and exploring the local villages. During the expedition, we are accompanied by experienced, friendly, and qualified expert Sherpa’s sharing of information and historical facts about the places as we trek. We will also be accompanied by the porters who carry our luggage. However, we will be carrying our small regular day bag pack of necessary items. The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After packing our bags and gorging on a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk around 7 AM to 8 AM, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. After trekking for three to four hours, lunch will be served around midday on the route to the next destination and we continue after about an hour of rest. The afternoon walk is generally shorter; about two to three hours. Once we reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, we snack on the extra dietary food. We will have free time to explore nearby places. Dinner is served around 6 PM to 7 PM. After dinner and before going to bed, we indulge in friendly conversations and discuss the experience of that day. The expedition leader/guide will brief us about the next day’s plan. After this briefing, we enjoy onboard games like monopoly, cards, and watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most of the foreigners indulge in light and fun learning of Nepalese language from our crew or read books before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.

Communication on Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek

On the Tsum Valley and  Manaslu Circuit Trek, the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends via the lodges, but once we reach high altitudes communication will be through the phone for safety proposes.

We'll communicate all our valuable clients through our leader at least once a day to make sure you're fine, safe, feel right, and have everything up there. You'll always be connected to Kathmandu's DWT office for any kind of help during the trek. Also, depending on the kind of network you use, there will be a signal but not very strong before the high altitude. At your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card (Most of the places have wifi service available with an extra cost) for good access to connecting.

Normally Wi-Fi works every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with an extra cost.

Extra personal expenses on trekking

Throughout the lodges at Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available with an extra cost in all lodges. Most of the lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used solar panels. Water during the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or filling boiled water at an extra cost. A water purification pill is will be provided to make water drinkable.

Electricity and battery recharge, water on trekking

Throughout the lodges at TheTsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit trek, electricity for the camera and mobile battery recharge is available by paying a price at all lodges. Most of the lodges have hydroelectricity and some of them have used solar panels. Water during the trek, you can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and Enroute shop or filling boiled water with an extra cost. A water purification pill is suggested for drinking water.

You shouldn't drink water from river, tap, well up there cause it might not be drinkable as it seems

Travel Insurance for Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit

Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek grades are ranked the challenging difficult as it entails the risk of high altitude trekking, potential altitude sickness, and other unforeseen events including sudden climate changes.

Travel insurance is a significant part of our booking condition for The Manaslu circuit trek. All the members of trekking must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes (up to 6000m) for trekking members.

We can recommend insurance companies to help you but we don’t directly get involved in the sale of the insurance policy. Members can be refused to be included in the trekking based on insufficient, improper, or absence of travel insurance policy.

Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book for the trekking. In case of emergency situations, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. This will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc. Please ensure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.

Before you buy travel insurance (Don't just believe them what they say on their website) make sure you call them and recheck if they have Heli-rescue and evacuation up to 6000m according to your trekking height.

Passport and visa

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival spot at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal, and at some borders land crossings into Nepal (including borders with India and Tibet). In addition, Visa can be extended at the central immigration office. www.immigratiion.gov.np; Visa application requires a passport at least six months of validity, one passport-size photo. The current cost of the visa fee is US$50 for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. The visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, intended to stay in Nepal. We also recommend the list of entries a few days before, and the date of exit a few days after in case you encounter any delays or problems en route. To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get a free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice.

Citizens of china as well as citizens of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) get a free visa. These countries are not entitled to get a visa on arrival spots such as Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan cannot receive visas on arrival. If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Money exchange

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.100-120 NPR).
We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel.

The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export, and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined. Despite having the security advantage of a traveler's cheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and a high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card. If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank.

Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

How Much Luggage can I take during Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The weight limit for your luggage is 9 kg per trekker, Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage, Two people will be assigned with one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what is essentials, You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Discovery World Trekking store for free and it'll be completely safe.

Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek Safety

Discovery World Trekking guarantees our valuable client’s safety, security, and satisfaction. Safety is the utmost important concern for us. For the trek, we will be carrying all the necessary gears, equipment, and first aid kits. Our leaders and guides have vast knowledge and have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick due to the altitude, it is entirely up to the trekker to decide if he/she will further continue as health is very important. In case of emergency, the rescue helicopter will always be ready to bring you back from the higher elevation. During the trek, every group will be together so that everyone is safe and won't wander off alone.

Responsible Travel

We strongly believe that our environment has to be protected as tourism may bring negative effects on it. We highlight the positive aspects of tourism on the environment. Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco-friendly trips about the most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travelers and communities.

Discovery World Trekking Crews

During the Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides/sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with the prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing a peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two people will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs. We never overload our porters. A proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide with 8 members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalayas remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitudes without being affected. All our staff is very valuable to us, they are well paid and we take care of their insurance, clothing, food, and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with the sleeping gear we also provided them with food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Conservation and biodiversity
  • Rock climbing


Most importantly, tipping is at the traveler's discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form part of wages for your Guides, porters, and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, the tip is the accepted and honored way of saying thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget, and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service, and offer enriching journey- the trip of once in a lifetime experience

Booking and payment process

Discovery world trekking is a government authorized, registered, licensed, and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 87657/068/069. We are a member of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, the book the Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival, and departure flight details can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from the booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union, and online payment directly from our website. The remaining trip costs can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenience by mail.

Last minute booking

It is best to book in advance but for those who aren't able to for whatever reason Discovery World Trekking has a special provision for a last-minute booking. In the case of last-minute booking with 100% percent trip payment within 24 hours is accepted.

We do our best to operate a trek at any time but in case of last-minute booking, we cannot be responsible for delay due to changes beyond our control such as the weather, availability of lodging. Contact us for more information at 977- 9840055491 (Paul) or email us.

Trip extension

After the completion of the trek, you may want to stay a couple of days extra in Nepal. With the free time, exploring, visiting a tour of Kathmandu, sightseeing, Nagarkot view trip, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canoeing are such activities that can be done.


After completing the Manaslu Circuit trek, there will be a farewell dinner held where Discovery World trekking will give you the company’s t-shirt, a digital printed certificate of trek achievement along a key ring. We would highly appreciate it if you would give a compliment, comment, or complain about the service provided and the team performance as we always strive to be better.


Manaslu and Tsum valley trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu and can be tailored to accommodate your specific requests and schedule. Please review our designated departure dates for this trek and if they do not suit your timeframe, then let us know how we can arrange a trek that is convenient for you.
The itinerary listed above is a general guideline; please be advised that it might be necessary to modify it due to external factors beyond our means including and not limited to the following: unstable weather, accessibility, and availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen governmental, trail and ecological conditions and other circumstances beyond our control. Although it is improbable that changes will occur that would significantly alter the original itinerary, we cannot be held accountable for the results of delays or changes beyond our control. In the event of an Itinerary adjustment or need to redirect to other trails and areas, the Lead Guide will ultimately make the final choice on the best rerouting after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind the interests of the party as a whole. If an alteration is necessary, then we will certainly do everything we can to diminish the effects.

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Incredible Manaslu & Tsum Valley trek

5 - Excellent

We just got back to Kathmandu after finishing our trek. I was looking for a trek that had huge mountains, diversity & culture & once I read about the Manaslu/Taum Valley trek I thought it would be perfect & turns out it was even better than I expected! It was all amazing, from the huge river gorges & bridges to the beauty & peaceful Buddhist culture of Tsum Valley to the amazing & absolutely massive Himalayan mountains. Paul & his staff from Discovery World Trekking were tremendous. I had a problem with my visa at the airport & thank goodness Paul helped me sort it out. My guide Sudenta & my porter Hom were amazing & I can’t say enough about them. This was a once in a lifetime experience & I can’t recommend them & their company enough.

Manaslu Circuit Trek

5 - Excellent

We had an amazing time doing the Manaslu circuit trek in mid September. Paul and his team were very professional and looked after us very well. Our guide Milan went to every length possible to make our trip as enjoyable and safe as possible. His smiling face greeting us every morning made my day. Our porters Ombrit and Provat were very professional and were always looking out for us. Overall had an amazing experience and am looking forward to doing another trek with discovery in the future!

A World Away From Covid-19

Teresa Philips & family
5 - Excellent

We could not have asked for a better time trekking in Ruby Valley with our 4 children (12, 9, 5 & 1 years old). We had a wonderful guide, Dol, & 3 amazing porters Amrit, Prabhat & Gokul. They were so professional, helpful, patient, focused & a joy to get to know. They helped our family, with small kids, to cross over Pansang Pass & enjoy so many beautiful places. On this particular trek, we were able to visit their own home village, Chalish, & get to meet their immediate family members & learn about daily life thereof planting, harvesting & preparing important crops such as red millet & corn, cooking over a fire, visiting the school there, hearing the stories of childhood & seeing the cohesiveness of people working together. Our experience was unforgettable!

The package they offered made our time very smooth & well-provided for. Paul was always in good contact with us, answering any questions swiftly. He is very detailed-oriented & organized things so well for our family. We had no problem getting our visas at the airport, & the staff was waiting for us outside to take us to our hotel. On the trail, we ate the food of the villages we visited. We took refreshment from nature & a wifi-free part of the world! We had a great family time! Concerning Covid-19, we all made sure we tested negative before our trek. The staff took precautions, & we felt very safe as we went on the trail. There is no evidence of Covid-19 in these areas. We could enjoy a normal life again in the beauty of the Himalayas. We are confident this experience will remain in our family's hearts forever.


How safe is Manaslu Circuit trekking?

Discovery World Trekking guarantees 3S for the clients: safety, security, and satisfaction. The team members of Discovery World Trekking will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits and they have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick at a high altitude, the leader will decide whether to continue the trek. In case of emergency, Discovery World Trekking has a rescue helicopter to bring you back from the higher elevation. Moreover, Discovery World Trekking also provides an oximeter to monitor the oxygen level at high altitude and offers regular health check-up facilities.

How to avoid altitude sickness in Manaslu Circuit trek in Nepal?

Guided Manaslu Circuit trek in Nepal is a relatively easier trek and often can be enjoyed with very minimal effort. Although it's fairly not exasperating, you could do the following things to avoid acute/ altitude sickness in the Manaslu circuit route.

  • Cut off caffeinated, alcoholic, and smoking items. 
  • Drink at least 4 liters of water a day. 
  • Trek slow.
  • Don't skip the acclimatization days.
  • Better to continue with Diamox (if any symptoms show up). 
  • Drink Garlic Soup.

Do I need any permits before starting the trek to Manaslu Circuit trek?

You need Manaslu special permit with Conservation Area Permit, and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fees, Discovery World Trekking will help you with all the necessary paperwork and let you enjoy your holidays to the fullest.

Do I need Travel Insurance to trek in Manaslu Region?

You need travel insurance prior to booking the trek which must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for trekking members. You should provide it to us before you start your trekking.

What about the Insurance of guides and porters?

Discovery World Trekking ensures the expenses for insurance of its guides, porters, and all the crews along with meals, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment.

Is there any luggage limit for porter?

Discovery World Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 18 kgs of luggage (maximum 9 kg for each trekker). Please be sure your porters are not overloaded because they do not carry only your equipment but also lift your spirit to reach new heights, and your love, affection, and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination.

What is the weather condition at Manaslu Circuit trek?

MonthTemperature Weather and Nature 
January Max -5°C at daytime to min -10°C at night and morning Coldest month 
February Max 15°C at daytime to min 8°C at night and morning Mild and humid, good visibility 
March Max 10°C at daytime to min -6°C at night and morning Frozen lakes begin to thaw out, streams begin to fill and new buds begin to sprout 
April Max 12°C at daytime to min 4°C at night and morning More colorful month because of red, green, white, blue, and pink rhododendrons 
May Max 18°C at daytime to min 4°C at night and morning Warmest month 
June Max 25°C at daytime to min 10°C at night and morning Humid, as the rain and clouds often overshadow the hot sun 
July Max 22°C at daytime to min 8°C at night and morning Wettest month 
August Max 20°C at daytime to min 6°C at night and morning Monsoon makes the trail lush, dense, and gorgeously green but quite slippery 
September Max 21°C at daytime to min 7°C at night and morning A fresh and pleasant climate 
October Max 15°C at daytime to min -2°C at night and morning Stable weather condition and best month to trek 
November Max 13°C at daytime to min -3°C at night and morning Cold and dry weather 
December Max 12°C at daytime to min -8°C at night and morning Driest month 

What documents do I need for trekking to Manaslu Circuit trek?

You need to submit the following documents after the advance payment deposit and all the documents should be sent via email.

  • A copy of passport,
  •  Passport size photos, 
  • Flight details, 
  • Copy of travel insurance (it has to cover heli rescue and medical evacuation).

What is the accommodation on the trails of Manaslu Circuit trek?

For the Manaslu Circuit trek, you will be staying at teahouses/lodges, generally offering twin sharing room and healthy local foods. The toilets are outside the room or the house in a squat form. Hot showers/running water are available at extra cost in most of the places.

Is meal easily available on the trek to manaslu Circuit trek?

the meal on this trek is very convenient but not as in cities. Along with Western meals, chapati, rice, local tsampa porridge, Tibetan bread, various soups like Sherpa stew steaks, Momo (dumplings), Tenduk, noodles, and thukpa are amazing Himalayan cuisines for the trekkers. Discovery World Trekking will arrange meals in special areas for its clients.

Is the drinking water safe in the trek to manaslu Circuit?

Bottled water is easily available at a low cost. But you can not use plastic bottles in the Manaslu region. So, You need to drink mineral water or boiled or filtered water in those areas. It is better to use water purification drops and tablets which you can either bring from your own country or buy in Kathmandu. Discovery World Trekking also provides water purifier pills.

Do I need to bring medicines for trekking to manaslu Circuit trek?

If you are allergic to specific medicines, it is better to consult your doctor and bring your own. Discovery World Trekking regards its clients as its family. So, Discovery World Trekking will facilitate you with medical kits and other safety concerns to avoid altitude sickness and other probable sicknesses.

I am a vegetarian. Am I supposed to get enough meal on my trek?

Discovery World Trekking won’t recommend non-veg items because the meat in such places may not hygienic and healthy. Discovery World Trekking also encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume them during the trek. So, our packages are suitable for both vegan and vegetarians.

Is there pick service by the Company?

You will see a personal representative of Discovery World Trekking welcoming you outside the arrival lounge of Tribhuvan International Airport with your name pamphlets in her/his hand. S/he will take you to your selected hotel on private transportation conveniently.

Is there a cancellation or refund policy?

Discovery World Trekking offers cancellation and refund facilities. You need to visit Discovery World Trekking’s tour packages for more information.

What is the booking and payment method for manaslu Circuit trek?

You need to pay 10% in advance and rest of the amount can be paid after your arrival in Nepal. We accept Credit Card, however, you will be charged extra amount as service fee by the bank. So, Discovery World Trekking recommends you to pay in Cash to enjoy the benefit of discount. Any currency is accepted.

Is tipping necessary for porter and guide?

Your porters are a big reason why you got a chance to feel something very few can have. Apart from guiding and carrying your necessities and being mindful of your safety, they want to see you happily succeeded more than anyone like family and help you successfully complete the trek safely. So, your tips reflect gratitude towards them. So, tipping is a recommended culture for porters and guide in Nepal as a gesture of thankfulness.

Can I buy the gear in Nepal?

Discovery World Trekking will introduce dozens of shops selling knock-off gear in Kathmandu. Moreover, you can rent the needed gear if you do not want to buy them. Equipment can be bought in Kathmandu at a reasonable price.

Is internet access available in manaslu Circuit trek?

Yes, most guesthouses offer Wi-Fi, for a small charge

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