Tsum Valley & Manaslu Circuit Trek

Explore the untraversed landscapes of the Tsum Valley.

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0 m
Maximum altitude

Ease / Moderate

Hotel / Teahouse

Breakfest / Lunch / Dinner
Meals included

From CHF 3475.-


Tsum Valley is one of the worlds remotest Himalayan Valleys, which was also a restricted region until recent times. This region was also once part of Tibet.

The Tsum Valley lies on the northern part of Manaslu, the region is off the beaten path making for a great experience and opportunity to witness the way of the local peoples life, encountering the rare and diverse wildlife such as, snow leopards, Himalayan Tahr, Pika just to name a few, wandering through subtropical forests and scenic wilderness views of incredible snow covered mountains.

The bright and beautiful colours of the prayer flags will often lead the way on the trail making for a magical cultural experience. Tibetan Buddhism is the major religion, it is a religion that inspires the regions lifestyles and traditions.

Another standout on this trek will be crossing the highest mountain pass of Larkya La Pass (5213m)

With an altitude of 8,163 meters the Manaslu is the eighth highest peak in the world.

The name Manaslu means “Spirit Mountain” in the local dialect; it refers to the strong but benevolent deity who resides there. The Manaslu is located near the border to Tibet. This region, characterized by a rich cultural heritage and unique landscapes, was opened to the outside world in 1992.

From sunrise to sunset this trek has it all!

A life changing cultural experience with the most magnificent mountain views along the way.


DayProgramDuration *Max. Altitude
1+2Arrival Kathmandu
Sightseeing, preparation, welcome dinner
3* hotel
3Kathmandu – Machakhola (930m)
Travel by private vehicle
4Machakhola – Jagot (1340m)5-6h1340m
5Jagot – Lokpa (2240m)5-6h2240m
6Lokpa – Dumje (2460m)5-6h2460m
7Dumje – Nile-Chule (3361m)6h3361m
8Nile-Chule – Mu Gompa (3710m)4-5h3710m
9Mu Gompa
Rest day
10Mu Gompa – Rachen Gompa (3240m)5-6h3240m
11Rachen Gompa – Chumling (2385m)7-8h2385m
12Chumling – Deng (1860m)4-5h1860m
13Deng – Namrung (2630m)6-7h2630m
14Namrung – Shyala (3500m)5h3500m
Acclimatization / Exploration day at viewpoint hiking
16Shayala – Samdo (3875m)4-5h3875m
17Samdo Larkya La (5185m) – Bimthang (3800m)10-12h3800m
18Bimthang – Goa (2515m)4h2515m
19Goa – Dharapani (1963m)4h1963m
20Dharapani – Kathmandu
Private vehicle
sightseeing, relaxing, souvenir shopping, farewell dinner
3* hotel
* All trekking times are approximate.


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