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    Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek

    Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek

    • Destination
    • Durations
      21 days
    • Max. People
    • Trip Mode:
      In Hotels and local nice lodge.
    • Areas of Trek
      Nepal North Mid-West around remote Gorkha and Manang districts.
    • People and Culture
      High areas populated by Tsum and Manaslu Bhotiya people of Tibetan origin with Buddhism religion and fascinating ancient culture. Lower areas mixed ethnic tribe of people Gurung-Magar with Brahmin and Chettries of both Hindu and Buddhism religions.
    • Mode of transport
      Scenic drives to Gorkha areas and back from Manang and Lamjung areas.


    • Mount Manaslu: The trek offers breathtaking views of the eighth-highest mountain in the world, Mount Manaslu (8,163 m).
    • Tsum Valley: The trek takes you through the remote Tsum Valley, which is known for its unique Tibetan culture and ancient Buddhist monasteries.
    • Larkya La Pass: The trek takes you over the challenging Larkya La Pass (5,106 m), which offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas.
    • Natural hot springs: The trek allows you to relax and rejuvenate in natural hot springs after long days of trekking.
    • Langtang National Park: The trek takes you through the beautiful Langtang National Park, which is home to a variety of wildlife such as red pandas, musk deer, and snow leopards.
    • Rural communities: The trek provides an opportunity to interact with and learn about the daily lives of rural communities in the Gorkha district.
    • Tea houses: The trek offers comfortable tea house accommodations along the route, allowing you to experience the local hospitality and cuisine.
    • Adventure tourism: The trek is a challenging and adventurous route, making it a popular destination for adventure tourism.
    • Scenic beauty: The trek offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, and lush forests.
    • Annapurna range: The trek offers stunning views of the Annapurna range and other peaks in the region.

    Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek 21 days

    Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek

    The spectacular Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek is a fantastic adventure in the off-the-beaten foothills of the Himalayas. This trek will give you a combined experience of the classic Manaslu Circuit and the hidden Tsum Valley. Trekkers will go on an epic adventure in the nature trails while observing the awe-inspiring mountain vista.

    The Manaslu region is an incredible trekking journey through remote and cultural landscapes. This challenging but rewarding trek takes you around Mt Manaslu (8163m). The remote trails include mountain villages, lush forests, waterfalls, lakes, mountain passes, etc.

    The trails also provide spectacular snow-clad mountains, including Manaslu, Himlung, and Annapurna ranges. The Tibetan-Buddhist heritage, ancient settlements, and natural beauty will enchant you along the trail.

    There are picturesque villages in the Tsum Valley where you can interact with the locals and explore their culture and lifestyle. Having a basic physical fitness level for the Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek would be best.

    The 21 days hike can be done year-round, with the peak time being September to November and March to May. The trek requires various permits, including special permits, which you can get in Kathmandu. Hiring a professional guide is highly recommended for this small hike on the natural trails.

    Overall, the Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that offers a unique blend of adventure, culture, and spiritual discovery. Whether you have trekked in the high altitude before or are an amateur adventurer, this journey provides an authentic Himalayan experience.

    Contact us for more information and bookings regarding this Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek. Have a safe trip!

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    • Day01

      Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola

      Soti Khola Altitude: 700m/2296ft

      Drive duration: 8 hrs

      Overnight at Soti Khola

      The Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola, the starting point of the trek. We'll begin our journey with a hearty breakfast to fuel us for the long day ahead. Our team in Kathmandu will pick you up and then take you on a private vehicle to the destination point.

      The journey continues to Dhading Besi, where we will get treated to the breathtaking views of green hills with terrace farms, waterfalls, and rivers. The trail then leads us to Arughat, with some more challenging roads. After a 2-3 hour drive from Arughat, we'll reach our final destination of Soti Khola. We'll spend the evening at the Soti Khola Lodge to rest and prepare for the trek that begins the next day.

    • Day02

      Trek from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola

      Machha Khola Altitude: 930m/3051ft

      Trek duration: 6-7 hrs

      Overnight at Machha Khola

      Our trek from Soti Khola to Macha Khola would officially begin on this day. This journey takes about 6-7 hours, traversing some of the region's rugged terrain. Before you get to the area of Sal forests, you must cross a lovely suspension bridge.

      We will traverse these woodlands before attempting a ridge climb over the Budhi Gandaki River. The easy trail becomes challenging after you reach Khursani due to the numerous rocky cliffs and waterfalls. Before going to Labubesi village, you can enjoy lovely rice fields along these pathways.

      The valley begins to widen progressively when we arrive at the rocky ridge. Trekkers will traverse through the beautiful rivers along the trails to arrive at their destination. We will then rest at the teahouse in Machha Khola.

    • Day03

      Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat

      Jagat Altitude: 1340m

      Walking duration: 5-6 hrs

      Overnight at Jagat

      The trail will continue our trek from Macha Khola to Jagat the following day. After that, we'll trek while navigating the treacherous Tharo Khola. We will cross past the Khola Besi, a small community, and continue climbing for a few hours before reaching Tatopani.

      We will then use a suspension bridge to cross the Budhi Gandaki river. To get to Doban, we traverse a ridge, a landslide region, and an upward stretch of a stony route. We will descend further after passing a suspension bridge, travel along the riverside road, and then return to the Thado Bharyang.

      The trail will then take you to the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, which will be our travel route. After that, we'll ascend the ridge to settle Jagat teahouse for the night.

    • Day04

      Trek from Jagat to Lokpa

      Lokpa Altitude: 2240m/7349m

      Walking duration: 5-6 hrs

      Overnight at Lokpa

      Today, we will continue trekking from Jagat through the rugged terrain to reach the Lokpa. We'll ascend the routes that wind across rocky terrain and gorges. Along these pathways, you'll get mesmerized by the magnificent vistas of the breathtaking Sringeri Himal. After a 6-7 hour trek, we will eventually reach Lokpa, where we will spend the night in lodges.

    • Day05

      Trek from Lokpa to Dumje

      Dumje altitude: 2460 m/7828 ft

      Walking duration: 5-6 hrs

      Overnight at Dumje

      The trail on this section of the Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek will lead you to the settlement of Dumje. The course will then leave the settlement of Lokpa climbing the ridge in a scenic route from where you can observe the picturesque landscapes. The trails will allow you to reach Ganesh Himal Base Camp.

      We will then pass through Chumling after exploring the Ganesh Himal Base Camp area. You will observe the majestic vista of Shangri Himal, located near the village settlement. After trekking for some time, you will arrive at the village of Dumje, where you can stop at the Dumje teahouse.

    • Day06

      Trek from Chumling to Nile Chule

      Nile Chule altitude: 3360 m/11023 ft

      Walking duration: 5-6 hrs

      Overnight at Nile Chule

      On this day, you will continue your trek to Nile Chule, passing through the serene terrains of the region. The beautiful trail will take you around 6-7 hours. You will continue trekking in the Upper Tsum Valley. You will then travel northwards then you arrive at the settlement of the region to arrive at the Shi'ar Kohl's west bank.

      The settlement takes around 20 minutes from the accommodation. From there, you will continue the trail to the Tsum Valley region. You will then stop at the Piren Phu cave and pass through the Burji Village. You can observe beautiful landmarks there, including Shiar Khola, the Rachen Gompa, and others. After arriving at Nile Chule, you will acclimatize and rest at the lodge nearby.

    • Day07

      Trek from Nile Chule to Mu Gompa

      Mu Gompa altitude: 3700 m/11026 ft

      Walking duration: 5-6 hrs

      Overnight at the Mu Gompa

      The trail to the Mu Gompa area from Nile Chule is the highlight of this trek. The beautiful course takes you to the uphill terrains providing you with a great adventure. You will trek for the high altitude terrains with very challenging routes you must traverse along the trail. You can acclimatize and explore the Mu Gompa area before resting. In the Mu Gompa area, you will find many tea houses to spend the night in.

    • Day08

      Acclimatization and Day Trip to Mu Gompa

      This day gets reserved for exploration and acclimatization. Hence, you will travel through Mu Gompa's stunning landscapes today. You'll fall in love with the area because of its beauty. The vicinity has main walls, small chortens, and other Buddhist landmarks.

      Trekkers can also take a short hike around the region's beautiful cliffs. We can also hike to the Pika Himal's base camp. From this vantage point, we can enjoy breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains and other landscapes across the border in Tibet.

      From this vantage point, the Ganesh Himal appears to be stunning. After getting used to the area through exploration and acclimatization, we will return to Mu gompa and spend the night there.

    • Day09

      Trek from the Nile to Rachen Gompa

      Rechan Gompa altitude: 3031 m/9944 ft

      Trekking Duration: 5-6 hours

      Overnight at Rechan Gompa

      You will trek through the descending trail before climbing in the region. The beautiful path will lead you through the Buddhist landmarks of the area alongside the Phurba trail. The course will also be a tremendous spiritual experience in the region. You will head towards the Burji village and Milarepa's Cave passing through the Buddhist-themed prayer flags and wheels. From there, you will descend downhill to the Rachen Gompa area, where you will rest.

    • Day10

      Trek from Rachen Gompa to Chumling

      Chumling altitude: 2386 m/7828 ft

      Trekking Duration: 7- 8 hours

      Overnight at Chumling

      Today, you will begin your descent toward Chumling after eating breakfast. You'll continue on the same path you traveled before on the trail. You'll stroll through the area's potato, barley, maize, and buckwheat fields. You will have stunning views of Baudha Peak and the Ganesh Himal along the trail.

      You will head towards Daphne Gompa, observing the snow-clad mountains of the region. After crossing a suspension bridge, the trail will arrive at the destination of Chumling.

    • Day11

      Trek from Chumling to Deng

      Deng Altitude: 1860m/6102ft

      Walking duration: 4-5 hrs

      Overnight at Deng

      This section from Chumling to Deng offers breathtaking views of the Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and other snow-capped mountains. We will cross several gorges in the serene terrains. The descending trails then go through slopes and cross the Budhi Gandaki river.

      Along the journey, we must cross various bridges from the west to the east bank of the Budhi Gandaki river. The path leads us through the region's dense forest to reach the Deng Khola, which we cross and rejoin the trail to arrive at Deng village settlement, where we rest at a teahouse.

    • Day12

      Trek from Deng to Namrung

      Namrung Altitude: 2630m/ 8628 ft

      Walking duration: 6-7 hrs

      Overnight at Namrung

      This section from Deng to Namrung involves climbing uphill on a cliff. Then we will make a short descent to reach the Budhi Gandaki River, which we will cross via a suspension bridge. We'll continue rising in the west direction towards the Budhi Gandaki valley.

      The forested trail provides an excellent opportunity to immerse in nature. There are many Mani stones and Buddhist landmarks along the way, where you will get a complete cultural experience. The trek will take us through different sections, including Ghap village, where we'll see stunning views of the Siring Himal.

      We will cross the river several times, and then we'll trek through forested trails and pass by various Gompas. The path becomes flatter after crossing the river, and we ascend one last time to Namrung. The viewpoint offers stunning views of the Ganesh Himal, Siring Himal, and Mt. Himal Chuli.

    • Day13

      Trek from Namrung to Lho

      Lho Altitude: 2957m/9701 ft

      Walking duration: 6-7 hrs

      Overnight at Lho

      The next day, we start our trek from Namrung to Lho as we navigate challenging terrains, including climbing a steep ridge and a forested trail. The area has Buddhist landmarks, including chortens, prayer flags, main walls, and barley farms.

      We'll then trek through the Simnang valley and Sho to arrive at the settlement of Lho. We'll take time to explore the beautiful architecture of the local monastery before resting at a local teahouse.

    • Day14

      Trek from Lho to Sama Gaun

      Sama Gaun altitude: 3530m/11581 ft

      Walking duration: 5-6 hrs

      Overnight at Samagaon

      The trail from Lho to Samagaon takes us through the village of Shyala, offering stunning views of Mount Manaslu and other snow-clad mountains. The trek trails also pass through the scenic terrains of the region. Upon arrival in Sama Gaon, we'll continue our exploration at Ribung Gompa and observe the breathtaking views of the mountains.

    • Day15

      Acclimatization Day at Samagaon

      Acclimatization to fast-changing high-altitude conditions is essential. Hence, we will spend the day acclimatizing to the beautiful region of Samagaon. The area also has many other natural sights, like icy glaciers and Buddhist heritage sites like Samagaon. Besides that, you will also hike to the Manaslu Base Camp along the trails. After acclimatizing for some time, you will return to Samagaun.

    • Day16

      Trek from Sama Gaun to Samdo

      Samdo Altitude: 3860m

      Walking duration: 4-5 hrs

      Overnight at Samdo

      Our trek starts as we follow the magnificent Budhi Gandaki River. There are different suspension bridges that you need to cross to arrive at the destination. As you progress through prayer flag-covered forested trails of birch and juniper trees, the tracks become relatively easy. After that, we will cross ridges and the Budhi Gandaki River before arriving at Samdo, where we will finally rest.

    • Day17

      Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala

      Dharamsala altitude: 4460 m/14632 ft

      Walking duration: 4-5 hrs

      Overnight at Dharamsala

      Our trek from Samdo to Dharamsala will follow you to the Budhi Gandaki River as we begin a hike upward. We will traverse the Larkya glacier after passing through rivers. After that, the trekkers will travel through the valley before reaching Dharamshala. We'll look around the Larke Phedi from the viewpoint nearby and rest overnight at the teahouse.

    • Day18

      Trek from Dharamsala to Bimthang via Larkya Pass

      Bimthang altitude: 3590 m/11778 ft

      Larke pass Altitude: 5213m

      Walking duration: 7-8 hrs

      Overnight at Bimthang

      On this section, you will ascend to the north side of the Larkya glacier, where you can admire the Larkya peak. The trail traverses through the glacial path of the Larkya Pass. The best pictures of Kangru, Himlung, Annapurna, and Cheo are available from the Larkya La Pass.

      This trek section is challenging. Before reaching your destination, you will need to cross several low pastures. You will finally arrive at the destination at Bimthang, from where you'll get the best views of Mount Manaslu.

    • Day19

      Trek from Bimtang to Tilje

      Tilje altitude: 1970 m/6463 ft

      Bimtang Altitude: 3720m

      Walking duration: 4-5 hrs

      Overnight at Tilije

      The trail from Binthang to Tilje will take you through the rocky terrain. We will begin our trek by ascending a ridge, from where you can enjoy breathtaking mountain views. After that, we will travel to pastureland and cross a suspension bridge to cross the Dudh Khola.

      After passing through extensive farmland and rhododendron forests, the trail reaches the river bank. We will then walk through beautiful scenery to Tilje, where we will spend the night in a teahouse.

    • Day20

      Trek to Dharapani from Tilje

      Tilije elevation: 2300 meters

      Walking duration: 3 to 4 hours

      Driving duration: 2 hours.

      After completing the trek, you will drive from Tilje to Dharapani. The day's trail takes you to the region's numerous paths and settlements before you arrive at your destination. After four to five hours of trekking, you will arrive at Dharapani, and we will spend the night at a teahouse.

    • Day21

      Drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu

      Kathmandu altitude: 1300 m/4265 ft

      Drive duration: 10 hrs

      Finally, you will drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu on this day, passing through the settlement of Besisahar. It takes around 10 hrs to complete the journey.

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek

    • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
    • Three night’s tourist standard hotel as twin sharing in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Kathmandu city tour with professional guide and vehicle.
    • Three times meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
    • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations during the trek.
    • A highly experience and helpful guide including his all expenses.
    • All necessary permits Manaslu and Annapurna Conservation Area.
    • Manaslu Restricted permit.
    • Tsum valley and Manaslu trekking map.
    • Bus transports Kathmandu to Sotikhola and Syange to Kathmandu.
    • Jeep from Dharapani- Syange sharing basis.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available) provide by company.
    • Emergency Helicopter service will be paid by your Travel Insurance.
    • Use of Sleeping bags, Down Jacket and Duffel bag will be provided. (If you needed, to be returned after the trip).
    • Official expenses.
    • Farewell dinner with culture show.
    • Assistance guide group size 5 +.

    What's Excluded in Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek

    • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Meals in City (lunch and dinner).
    • Strong Porter if needed($220)
    • Your personal expenses.
    • All kind of soft and hard drinks.
    • Entry fees for city tour.
    • Nepal entry visa and international airfare.
    • Private transports.
    • Tips for guide and potter.

    Departure Dates & Price

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    Essential Information

    Best Time for Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek

    Spring and Autumn are ideal for the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley region. Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are known for their stable and dry weather conditions.

    Spring (March to May)

    During this Spring season, there is dry weather, and the temperatures are mild. This allows you to trek through the rugged terrain with ease. These seasons include clear blue skies and a magnificent vista of the surrounding mountains. Moreover, the spring season has blooming Rhododendron forests and lush vegetation. This allows you the opportunity to capture the beautiful region with your cameras.

    Spring season allows you to go on extended side trips in the region. No weather-related challenges like heavy rain, avalanches, landslides, etc. Besides that, there are high visibility and long days. Hence, you can trek freely without worrying about getting dark in the region. Therefore, Spring is the ideal time for the Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek.

    Autumn (September - November)

    Similarly, Autumn also brings a pleasant atmosphere to the region, which includes the leaves changing color and falling. The visibility is much better, providing clear views of the Himalayas without any obstruction. Autumn is also known for many festivals that can get experienced and celebrated with the region's locals. These festivities add a unique cultural experience to the Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek.

    The peak trekking seasons can get crowded along the trails. However, the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley treks are less crowded, even during peak seasons, as it is an off-the-beaten trek. This ensures a peaceful trekking experience, and the accommodations are readily available.

    Off-season treks

    The Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley trek during the off-season can be a unique and challenging experience. However, certain things must be remembered before you trek in the off-season. There is unpredictable weather and a higher chance of rain and snow.

    The trails can get slippery, leech-infested, and challenging to navigate. Some tea houses may get closed, so you should camp along the route. However, the courses can get less crowded, and you can enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the region.

    If you trek in the off-season, you must have appropriate clothing and equipment to handle the cold conditions. Hiring a professional guide for a safe and comfortable trekking experience is also essential.

    See also: Manaslu Circuit Trek Weather

    Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek Difficulty

    The Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek is a relatively challenging trek compared to other mainstream treks. Since traveling through a tremendous altitude of above 5000m, you will be prone to altitude sickness.

    This acute mountain sickness can cause various problems among trekkers. Trackers generally acclimatize at multiple points during the trek to tackle this problem. Regular hydration and resting well after each trekking day are essential.

    Another aspect is to avoid alcohol and caffeine beverages as they can lead to dehydration and altitude sickness. Diamox tablets are popular among trekkers as a preventive measure for altitude sickness and its symptoms, including nausea, headache, loss of appetite, etc.

    Another difficulty factor is passing through the rugged terrains on this trek. The track passes through the uphill and downhill foothills of some of the most challenging landscapes. Hence, you will require an incredible level of stamina on the part of the trekker, along with physical fitness.

    Trekkers taking this incredible remote region trek must travel long to reach their destination. They will travel for 6-7 hours daily, making it quite challenging for the trekkers.

    Accommodation is another aspect you must consider before taking this trek. The trails pass through remote terrains where you will find teahouses and lodges. Therefore, you must stay in teahouses that provide basic facilities, meals, and conditions.

    See also: How long is Manaslu Trek?

    Tea-House/Lodge Accommodation

    The accommodations along the trails of the Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek are in the teahouses and lodges. They will provide you with a cozy and warm place to stay. The facilities of a room where you can find beds, clean sheets, pillows, blankets, and others.

    The toilet facilities are generally located outside; you must bring the toiletries. Other facilities like electronic charging, wifi, and others are at an added cost. The locals' hospitality and welcome will make you feel at home during their trek. You will get the basic facilities and a good night's sleep at these accommodations.


    The food facilities during this trek are in the tea houses, where you can find various dishes. The meals generally consist of Nepalese dishes, including the Dal Bhaat, a staple diet of the local Nepali people. You can also have meals like Momo, Chowmein, Pasta, Noodles, etc.

    Dal Bhaat is quite fulfilling and nutritious and gives you enough for the long trekking journey. You can also carry many snacks like protein bars, chocolate bars, granola bars, etc. Tea, coffee, garlic soup, and other hot beverages are ordinary in the high-altitude region.

    People and Culture

    The Manaslu and Tsum Valley region is rich in culture and heritage. It is the home of diverse ethnic groups. The Gurung people primarily inhabit the Manaslu region along with the Tibetans. They are the indigenous group with a significant presence in the British Gurkha and Indian Army as they are considered brave.

    They also have a strong sense of community and are incredibly hospitable. The Gurung people who came from Tibet follow Tibetan Buddhism and animistic rituals.

    The Tibetan ethnic community, most of whom emigrated from across the border, concentrated in the higher regions. Tibetan Buddhism heavily influences their distinct culture and traditions. Trekkers can find colorful prayer flags, main walls, and prayer wheels spread along the trail.

    However, the two ethnicities of Nubri and Tsum are also in the region. The Nubri ethnic groups came to Nubri Valley 400 years ago, including around 2000 people. Similarly, the Tsum people of about 4000 are in the Tsum Valley. The Nubri community follows Tibetan Buddhism, and the Tsum community is an animastic and BonPo religion.

    The local languages spoken in the region, including the Nubri and Tsum languages, are undocumented. Tsum Shagya Festival is the major festival of the Tsum Valley region. Similarly, the Lhosar, Tamu Losar (Gurung). Sonam Lhosar (Tamang) and Gyalpo Lhosar (Sherpa) are also celebrated in the area.

    The people in these regions are spiritually and religiously connected to the environment. Their daily lives get intertwined with the natural world, and they naturally base their lifestyle on sustainability and conservation. The Manaslu and Tsum Valley regions have a rich and diverse cultural landscape.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    What is the ideal time for Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley trek?

    The suitable time to trek is from September to November in the Autumn and from March to May in the Spring. During these months, the weather is clear and stable, with excellent views of the snow-clad mountains.

    How challenging is the Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek?

    The trek is highly challenging and strenuous in terms of difficulty. Some difficulty factors include the high altitude, steep uphills route, and rugged terrain. Hence, physical fitness and mental preparation are essential for long-duration treks.

    How long is the Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek Trek?

    The trek is 21 days long, including trekking, acclimatization, and travel.

    Are professional guides required for the trek?

    Hiring a professional guide for the Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek gets recommended. The trek can get quite strenuous and challenging, and the guide's local knowledge will be constructive. There are other facts like navigation, safety, cultural exploration, etc.

    What are the gear and types of equipment that are essential for the trek?

    Trekkers will require warm clothing (warm layers, a waterproof jacket, trousers, shirts, gloves, etc.). Besides that, you will also need good hiking boots, a backpack, a sleeping bag, etc. Trekkers will need to carry a first-aid kit and toiletries as well.

    How much does the Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek cost?

    The Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek cost varies depending on the length, the route, and the facilities. The cost includes guides, porters, food, transportation, and accommodation.

    What are the necessary permits required for the trek?

    You must obtain a Manaslu Conservation Area Permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, and a Restricted Area Permit. The permits are available in Nepal Tourism Board's Office in Kathmandu.

    What is the maximum altitude during the trek?

    The trek's highest point is the Larkya La Pass (5,160 m).

    Is prior trekking experience required on this trek?

    It is highly recommended that trekkers have some prior trekking experience before the trek. The trek includes high-altitude trekking in challenging terrain; hence some knowledge is always helpful.

    Is solo trekking possible for them to trek?

    No, the trek passes through a restricted area. Hence, you must trek with at least two people and a registered guide.

    What is the accommodation during the trek?

    There are basic teahouses and lodges with twin bedrooms and shared bathrooms. However, there are some other facilities that you can get, like hot showers, electronic charging, wifi, etc., at an additional cost.

    Are there any health-related challenges in the trek?

    Altitude sickness is a potential risk due to the high altitude. Hence, acclimatization, rest, and hydration are essential for the trek.

    Are the water facilities safe during the trek?

    You can drink boiled or water purified water to avoid water-borne illnesses. You can bring a water filter and get the water from local resources like the teahouses.

    What kind of food is available during the trek?

    Most teahouses offer Dal Bhat, including other cuisines like noodles, soups, pasta, etc. You can carry your snacks, like chocolate bars, protein bars, etc., for the trek.

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