Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek - 24 days

Things to Know
  • Duration24 Days
  • Difficulty Level Technical Challenging
  • Altitude 5,106 m at Larkya La Pass
  • Trip Type Trekking | Hiking
  • Start and End Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Best Time Mar-May, Sep-Nov
What You’ll Do
  • Trek to the base of the eighth highest mountain in the world, Manaslu base camp in the Himalayas of Nepal
  • Follow a less crowded trekking route and experience offbeat trekking
  • The trail ascends and descends through lush rhododendron and pine forests, crossing numerous suspension bridges
  • Enjoy beautiful waterfalls and trek past moraines, gorges, and landslide areas
  • Explore the hidden Tsum Valley and get to know the Tsumba community
  • Come across ancient Tibetan Buddhism religion and witness the daily lifestyle and customs of the locals
  • Explore the sacred Milarepa Piren Phu Cave, a mystical and revered cave located in the Tsum Valley
  • Visit ancient monasteries like Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa, and Gompa Lungdang
  • Hike to Ganesh Himal Base Camp and cross the challenging Larkya La pass
  • Get to see stunning mountain views throughout the trek along with huge glaciers and Tibetan peaks up close

The Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley trek offers a unique and exclusive experience in the Himalayas. The trek explores off-the-beaten-path in the restricted Manaslu region. During the trek, you will spend nights in remote, picturesque villages. The trail winds via beautiful river valleys, lush rhododendron forests, and rugged moraines. As we have combined the hidden Tsum Valley in this itinerary, you will get to meet the Tsumba people and learn about their rich history and customs. For more information Tsum Valley.

This trek is perfect for those seeking stunning scenery, cultural immersion, and thrilling adventures in one package. For adventure seekers, our Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek 24 days offer challenging terrain that will push your limits. As you trek through the remote Manaslu Region, you will have the opportunity to immerse into the local culture and encounter unique alpine flora and fauna. The journey leads you to the base of Mount Manaslu ( 8,163 m/26,781 ft), the eighth-highest mountain in the world. Throughout the trek, you will be treated to breathtaking vistas, including the majestic Himalchuli (7,893 m/25,896 ft), Shringi Himal (7,155 m/23,474 ft), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m/24,350 ft), Himlung Himal (7,126 m/23,379 ft), Annapurna II (7,937 m/26,040 ft), Mt. Kang Guru (6,981 m/22,904 ft), and many more. During acclimatization, you will hike to various viewpoints. Likewise, there are many ancient stupas, chortens, and mani walls scattered throughout the trekking route. Rushing rivers, cascading waterfalls, dramatic gorges, and landslide area makes the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek more adventurous.

The Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trail remain a hidden gem in the vastness of the Himalayas. It is not a popular trekking route like the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit. So, only a handful of travellers are seen on the trail. If you are looking for a less crowded trekking route and want to spend a long time in the mountains of Nepal, then this is the perfect trek for you.

Join us on our 2025/2026 Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek departure. We have the best package cost with no hidden charges. Our team of experts, native guides, and porters will accompany you during the trek, making the journey seamless and safe!

Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek Route

The Manaslu Circuit Trail was opened to trekkers in 1991, followed by the Tsum Valley in 2007. These regions remained unexplored for a long time in Nepal, preserving their authentic essence. Even today, only a few travellers embark on the Manaslu circuit with Tsum Valley trekking, ensuring a unique and untouched experience. Access to the entire trek route, which extends to the Nepal-Tibet Border, is restricted. Only travellers with special permits for restricted areas are allowed entry into the region. Throughout the trek, trekkers will find themselves at altitudes higher than 3,000 meters (9,842 ft). You will cross many suspension bridges and trek past landslide areas.

Crossing the challenging Larkya La Pass requires reaching an impressive elevation of 5,160 meters (16,929 ft). This part of the journey involves navigating through snow and ice. Generally, the trails wind along rocky terrain, clinging to cliff faces, providing an exhilarating experience. Along the way, trekkers will come across Gurung villages, moraines, gorges, and glacial paths.

Major Attraction During This Trek

In the Tsum Valley.

  • Visit the Geshe Lama Konchog Retreat Cave, which is situated between Chhokang Paro and Ngakyu Leru. This cave is mentioned in the documentary "Unmistaken Child."
  • Another notable site you will visit is the Milarepa Piren Phu Cave (3,361 m/11,027 ft), located on the way from Chhokang Paro (3,010 m/9,875 ft) to Nile village (3,361 m/11,026 ft). Also known as Milarepa's Cave, it holds great spiritual significance as it was a meditation and retreat spot for Milarepa, a revered Tibetan Buddhist yogi, and poet.
  • Explore ancient monasteries like Rachen Gompa (3,240 m/10,630 ft) and Mu Gompa (3,700 m/11,026 ft), immersing yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region.
  • Hike to the isolated Ganesh Himal Base Camp (3,691m/12,140ft), enjoying the scenic beauty of the surrounding mountains.

During the Manaslu Circuit.

  • Explore the Pung Gyen Gompa and Punggung Glacier. Pung Gyen Gompa, located at an altitude of 4,800 meters (15,748 ft), is associated with the Nyingma sect of Tibetan Buddhism and has a fascinating history and teachings.
  • Take a hike to the remote and breathtaking Birendra Lake, situated at 3,691 meters (12,110 ft). Its turquoise waters mirror the snowy peaks, creating a picturesque and tranquil setting.
  • Visit the Manaslu Base Camp, located at an elevation of 4,800 meters (15,748 ft), where you can soak in the awe-inspiring surroundings.
  • Experience the stunning views of the Larkya Glacier and conquer the challenging Larkya La pass (5,160 m/16,929 ft), a truly unforgettable part of the trek.

Trek Difficulty

The Manaslu circuit Tsum Valley is a challenging trek that requires trekkers to navigate demanding terrains and endure long hours of walking. The total distance covered during the trek is approximately 220 km (136 miles). The rugged and isolated terrain adds to the overall challenge, making it necessary for trekkers to have a good level of physical fitness and stamina. This trek is best suited for individuals with previous trekking experience. Proper preparation is crucial to ensure a safe and satisfying journey. Engage in strength training and incorporate cardio exercises such as day hikes, swimming, cycling, and running to build stamina. On average, trekkers are required to walk for 6 to 7 hours each day. In addition to the challenging terrain, other factors such as altitude sickness and limited accommodation facilities contribute to the difficulty level of this trek. The trek reaches altitudes above 5,000 meters, with multiple nights spent above 3,000 meters, increasing the risk of altitude sickness. Our Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek itinerary includes ample time for acclimatization.

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  • Altitude1,400 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time1-2 hours

The Iconic Holiday Nepal team will be at the airport on your arrival day to welcome you and transfer you to the hotel. You can see our team with your nameplate around the terminal gate. We use a private vehicle for our ride from the airport to the hotel. Upon checking in at the hotel, you have the rest of this day free to explore the surroundings and unwind. We will meet you in the late evening for a chill welcome dinner.

  • Altitude1,400 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time5-6 hours

Today, we have a very exciting day ahead of us. We will be exploring some of the famous tourist sites in Kathmandu and later prepare for our adventurous trek in the Himalayas. Early in the morning, our tour guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive you to different historical sites while explaining them. You will visit Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The tour will offer you a great insight into Nepali art, architecture, culture, and history. You will explore the bustling markets around the monuments too. After the tour, return to the hotel and rest for a bit. Later, we will introduce you to your mountain guide in our office. He will brief you about the program. We then begin packing our duffel bags and do last-minute shopping.

  • Altitude9,30 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time8-9 hours

We will drive to Machha Khola from Kathmandu on this day. We will be leaving Kathmandu early in the morning after a big breakfast and hop on a nice four-wheeler and begin our scenic ride. Following the Prithvi Highway, we will drive, enjoying lovely views of the Trishuli River, lush green hills, waterfalls, and terraced fields on the way. From Arughat, the road is bumpy till Machha Khola. On this part of the ride, we will see mountains like Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Mt. Manaslu.

  • Altitude1,340 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time6-7 hours

We begin trekking from Machha Khola and follow a zigzag trail that goes along the banks of the Budi Gandaki River. The trail goes through subtropical forests, crossing thrilling suspension bridges to Khorla Besi. From here, ascend to Tatopani, where we can take a short break to enjoy natural hot springs and continue trekking towards Dovan. On the way, we will come across two more suspension bridges. Further, passing by a landslide area, we will reach Yaruphant and trek to Jagat.

  • Altitude2,240 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time6-7 hours

Leaving Jagat, we will trek to Salleri and continue along a river bank. The trail crosses a suspension bridge over the Budi Gandaki River and ascends to Philim. Gradually, the trail widens, and we will reach Ekle Bhatti. From here, we will follow the trail to Tsum Valley. Trekking through small picturesque villages, we will walk on a narrow trail to Lokpa. The Mt. Manaslu view is fantastic from here.

  • Altitude2,386 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time5 hours

The trail from Lokpa village to Chumling offers breathtaking sights of mountains such as Ganesh Himal, Boudha Himal, Himal Chuli, etc. From Lokpa, the trail descends to Lungwa River and ascends via dense forests of rhododendrons and pines. On the way, we will come across a wide range of flora and fauna. Crossing Syar Khola, we will reach Chumling village, from where the view of Ganesh Himal is surreal.

  • Altitude3,031 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time5-6 hours

On this day, we will enter Upper Tsum Valley. The trail slowly ascends, following a steep, uneven route to Chhokangparo. Chhokang and Paro are two separate villages. We will be exploring both villages and also visiting an ancient monastery. The view of Shringi Himal is excellent from here.

  • Altitude3,361 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time4-5 hours

From Chhokangparo, we will ascend to Ngakyu Leru. The trail is steep and rugged. Crossing a couple of suspension bridges, we will reach Rachen Gompa. From here, trek to Phurbe (3,251 m) and further stop at Milarepa Cave. We will explore the cave and continue trekking, crossing a bridge over the Syar River. The trail from here leads us to Nile village crossing two more bridges.

  • Altitude3,361 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time5 hours

We have a morning hike to Mu Gompa, a significant religious point in the Tsum Valley. From Nile, we will ascend on a steep uphill trail to Mu Gompa. Mu Gompa is believed to be 77 years old. It is one of the most significant religious points in the Manaslu region. We will witness breathtaking views of Lungdang Glacier and snow-capped mountains like Mailata Sachin Pass (5,093 m) and Thapla Bhanjyang (5,104 m). If time allows, we can hike further to Pika Himal Base Camp and visit Dephyu Dolma Nunnery Gompa, which is 600 years old. After the hike, we will descend to Nile to spend the night.

  • Altitude3,031 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time6 hours

After a warm breakfast, we’ll leave the Nile and begin descending towards Chhokangparo. The trail steeply descends to Phurbe at 3,251 meters and crosses a bridge over Shiar Khola. We have two routes from here. One goes via Lamagaon and another Rachen Gompa. Either way, the trail steeply descends along Shiar Khola.

  • Altitude3400 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time7 hours

Trekking through lush forests, we will cross a bridge and reach Domje. From here, we follow a very remote and quiet track through lush rhododendrons and pine forests. We walk on the rugged path above Langdang Khola and gradually descend to Gumba Lungdang. The view of Ganesh Himal is wonderful from here.

  • Altitude3,691 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time5 hours

We will spend a rest day in Gumba Lungdang. In the morning, hike to Ganesh Himal Basecamp. The trail descends and goes by two gorgeous valleys. We will walk on a steep muddy trail and a small pasture. The trail further drops down to a river and goes through a lush forest, crossing Langdang Khola on a wooden bridge. From here, we trek via the lateral moraine of Torogumba Glacier. Passing by seasonal yak huts and a moraine, we will finally reach the base camp of Ganesh Himal. This place is rarely visited by travellers. After enjoying the views, we will trek back to Gumba Lungdang to spend the night.

  • Altitude2,386 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time6 hours

We will leave Gumba Lungdang early in the morning and ascend to Domje. Crossing a bridge, we will ascend and follow a rugged trail to Chumling. The trail ascends and descends gradually via small stupas and chortens. The view of Shringi Himal, Ganesh Himal, Chamari Himal, etc is stunning from this village.

  • Altitude1,860 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time6 hours

We will leave Chumling early in the morning. The trail first descends following a zigzag course and crosses two suspension bridges before reaching Lokpa. From here, we will cross another bridge & ascend via Nyak village (2,340 m) to Pewa and continue trekking to Deng. Deng is a Gurung village and offers a beautiful view of Shringi Himal.

  • Altitude2,630 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time5-6 hours

The trail continues via terraced fields and lush forests. Crossing the Budhi Gandaki River, we will ascend to Rana (1,910 m). From here onwards, we will officially join the Manaslu circuit trail. We will trek past Bihi Phedi (1,990 m) and follow the River to Prok village. Further, the trail ascends, crossing a few more bridges and landslide areas to Namrung. This village has a hydropower and police check post.

  • Altitude3,530 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time7 hours

After a delicious breakfast, we will leave our tea house early in the morning. From Namrung, the trail goes past many small stupas and mani walls. We will ascend to Lihi village (2,920 m) and Sho (2,880 m). Enjoying a stunning view of Himalchuli, we will cross a suspension bridge over Hinang Khola. From here onwards, the trail offers a fantastic view of Manaslu North and Naike Peak and goes past a landslide area to Lho village. From Lho, we will ascend to Shyala and trek via multiple chortens. The trail crosses a suspension bridge and goes along the Punggung Glacier to the Pung Gyen Gompa. We will explore this ancient monastery and follow the same trail back, and ascend to Samagaun to spend the night.

  • Altitude3,530 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time4-5 hours

Today, we have an acclimatization day in Samagaun. On this day, we will visit the beautiful Birendra Lake and further hike to Manaslu Basecamp(4,400m) During the hike, we will get to witness stunning views of mountains like Himalchuliu, Simnag Himal, Naike Peka, Mt. Manaslu, Peak 29, etc. After the hike, return to Samagaun to spend the night.

  • Altitude3,865 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time3-4 hours

The trail goes through a lush pasture and ascends above the valley. Trekking through dense juniper forests, we will descend to the Budhi Gandaki riverbed and cross a sturdy wooden bridge. Further, the trail follows a steep route to Samdo village.

  • Altitude3,865m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time6 hours

We will begin the morning leisurely and go on an adventurous hike to Rui La Pass, located close to the Tibetan border. The trail is isolated and rough. We will witness breathtaking mountain views and Tibetan peaks from the Pass. After the hike, we will return to Samdo to spend the remaining day. 

  • Altitude4,460 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time5-6 hours

From Samdo, the trail goes along the edge of hills and lush fields. We will walk past the ancient mani walls and cross the Budhi Gandaki River. Further, the trail crosses the Athahra Saya River and continues via the Larkya Glacier. As the trail progresses, the stunning mountains come into our sights. We will trek via the Salkha Khola valley and gradually ascend to Larkya Phedi.

  • Altitude3,590 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time8 hours

Leaving Larkya Phedi, we will hike through a moraine and descend to a small lake. From here, the trail gets steep and uneven. We cross a steep grassy slope and walk along the moraine to reach the edge of the ridge. Further, we will descend to four frozen lakes and begin ascending towards the Larkya La pass. On the way, we can see wonderful views of Mt. Kang Guru, Himlung Himal, Annapurna II, etc. The trail from the pass descends steeply and crosses another moraine. We will trek via a grassy moraine and descend to a small meadow. Soon, the trail opens up to a large meadow and goes via small tea houses to Bhimthang.

  • Altitude1,970 m
  • AccommodationTea House
  • Time7-8 hours

From Bhimthang, we will trek to Dharapani. Crossing a moraine, we will descend to Dudh Khola. The trail goes through lush forests. We get to see striking views of Mt. Manaslu, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, etc, on the way. The trail gradually descends to Goa & continues via lush forests to Tilije and further drops down to Dharapani.

  • Altitude1,400 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time7-8 hours

After an early morning breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu. The ride will be long and offer lovely landscapes. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will drop you at the hotel and let you rest. You have this day to go shopping. Meet us in the late evening for a farewell dinner.

    Today, you fly back to your home. Our airport team and driver will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We hope you have a great time trekking with us.

    Trip Map
    Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek - 24 days map
    Trip Cost Details
    • Airport transfer during arrival and departure
    • Twin-sharing/double accommodation in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu for 2 nights including breakfast
    • Standard meals on the treks (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) and a cup of tea or coffee 
    • Twin-sharing or dormitory guesthouse accommodation during the trek 
    • English-speaking licensed trekking guide and his salary, food, equipment, and insurance included
    • All applicable ACAP, MCAP, MANASLU and TSUM Valley Restricted permits
    • KTM to Machha Khola and Dharapani to KTM bus service
    • First aid kit with Oximeter and other basic medications
    • Farewell Dinner in a fine Restaurant 
    • Official expenses
    • All local and government tax and VAT
    • Meals (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu
    • International flight fare and airport departure tax
    • Any beverages including bottled and boiled water
    • Travel insurance along with high-altitude emergency evacuation coverage
    • Tips to trekking staff and driver
    • Nepal Entry Visa (Visa can be acquired easily after your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu with a fee of USD 50 for 30 days visa and USD 125 for 90 days visa)
    • Personal Trekking gear and equipment
    • Any expenses other than the Price Include section
    Useful Info

    Best Time 

    The best time to do the Manaslu circuit trek and explore Tsum Valley is in the spring and autumn seasons. Spring (March to May) welcomes stable weather, a huge flora and fauna, and a pleasant climate. Whereas, autumn (September to November) also has clear weather and a mild climate, perfect for trekking. The weather remains not too cold or hot, which makes trekking fantastic.

    Accommodation And Meals

    This is a tea house trek. We'll book twin shared rooms along the trekking route. You can get single rooms by paying a few additional bucks, but let us know in advance. The washrooms can be private or common. At higher elevations, the services are very nominal. Likewise, our package cost includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The meals will be simple and delicious in the mountains. Some common dishes are dal bhat, momo, thukpa, Tibetan bread, porridge, soups, toast & egg, pasta, burgers, etc. Similarly, boiled drinking water is also available in all the tea houses. You can use water purification tablets to double purify the water.

    Preparation And Packing

    You cannot join a trek like this right away (unless you are a seasoned trekker). Travelling in the remote and isolated Himalayas demands proper preparation, which includes training your mind and body and packing correctly. This can involve walking or hiking a few kilometers daily for several weeks, improving cardiovascular fitness at the gym, and focusing on mental preparation. Having the right mindset and determination are crucial for a successful trek. Similarly, you have to be well-packed for the trek. Get your trekking boots early and get used to them. Pack the smallest things like toilet paper, moisturizers, torch, extra batteries, tissue paper, etc. Our team will provide you with a packing checklist (after the booking confirmation) for the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek that you can follow. Note that you can buy or rent many trekking clothes and gear in Thamel, Kathmandu.

    Travel insurance and why it is important?

    The Manaslu region is a remote area in Nepal, and there is no proper health facility or transportation available in the region. Even though we will do our best during the trek, there are still risks of altitude sickness and small accidents. If a trekker gets ill and first-aid does not help me get back on his feet, our last resort is to transfer the patient to a hospital in Kathmandu via air ambulance. To get a prompt response from the rescue team, you have to carry travel insurance that covers emergency air evacuation and medical bills. Having travel insurance will give you peace of mind during the trek. You can also include international flight cancellation, personal liability, and theft in the insurance.

    Nepal Travel Visa & Passport

    Getting a Nepal travel visa is the sole responsibility of the traveller. If you fail to get one and miss the trip, our company will not be liable for any refund. You can get a travel visa for Nepal from the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate office in your country. Travellers from many countries can obtain a travel visa for Nepal on arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport or any other land entry point. Make sure you have all the documents and visa fees ready on hand for a quick process. Likewise, a valid passport with at least six months of validity remaining beyond your intended stay in Nepal is a must. Make sure a minimum of two blank pages are left in the passport for immigration stamps. You can talk to our team for more information. For visa and permit information please visit Visa and Permit fee.

    Money Exchange And ATM On Trail

    Money exchange counters are available throughout Thamel kathmandu. You can easily exchange your currency at banks or exchange centers. Likewise, you can withdraw money from most of the ATMs using your international card. There is no ATM on the Manaslu Circuit Trail, so get enough money in Kathmandu to use during the trek. Even though our package covers all the major expenses like accommodations and meals, you will still need some additional money for personal expenses like hot showers, charging, WiFi, etc., as these are paid services and not covered in our package cost.

    Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek Tips (luggage, internet, charging, tips, laundry, etc)

    • Porters carry the main luggage, which is duffel bags during the trek. You can store any additional suitcases in our office or the hotel's locker room during the trekking. You cannot pack more than 10 kg in a duffle bag and 5 kg in a day pack. The trekkers carry day packs. Use it to pack essentials, documents, money, snacks, water bottles, etc.
    • In some villages paid WiFi is available. We highly recommend you buy a tourist sim and use data to stay connected with your friends and family in the mountains. The connection may not be reliable all the time.
    • Tea houses have separate charging stations in the dining rooms where trekkers can charge their mobiles and cameras. You have to pay USD 2 to USD 3 each time you charge your device. For a long trek like this, it is better to get a solar charger and have a power bank for backup.
    • Tips are not included in our package cost, so you can pay our drivers, tour guides, trek guides, and porters at the end of their service. You can tip them as per your wish to show your gratitude towards their hard work. USD 5 is good for a tour guide, USD 2 is good for a driver, and USD 100 is good for a trek guide & porter.
    • If you purchase a service that is not included in our package, you will be responsible for the cost. Things like international flights, travel insurance, tips, shopping, drinks, and extra services during the trek are your personal expenses.
    • Our airport team will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport and drop you there as per our itinerary. They will help you with your luggage and provide you with any essential information. This is one of our complementary services.
    • Pack enough clothes to last throughout the trek and carry wet tissues to wipe your body on days you can't take a hot shower. You can hand wash your clothes and let them air dry during the trek.

    For permit information, kindly visit the link of Travel information. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask us. We're here to help!

    • Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley trek is a challenging trek and is only recommended for experienced trekkers. This trek is very tough for beginner trekkers. The trail is offbeat, with limited tourist infrastructure. Most of the trail is steep and rugged. 

    • Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek can go from 18 to 24 days. Our Manaslu Circuit Trek itinerary is 16 days long. You can freely customize the itinerary as per your requirements with us. The distance covered during the trek is around 220 kilometers (136 miles).

    • The Manaslu circuit Tsum Valley trek leads 5,106 meters (16,752 ft) from the sea level. You will spend many days above 3,000 meters. Larkya La is one of the longest passes in the Himalayas of Nepal, situated at 5,106 metres (16,752 ft) above sea level.

    • You can start the Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley trek from Soti Khola, Machha Khola, or Barpak village. As per our itinerary, we will begin the Manaslu Circuit Trek from Soti Khola.

    • Yes, the Manaslu Circuit Trek is harder than the Everest Basecamp Trek. The Manaslu circuit trail is much more challenging than the EBC trail, and it is not well-paved as well. The limitations are high on the Manaslu circuit trek and need to cross a challenging pass. Larkya La is one of the longest passes in the Himalayas of Nepal, situated at 5,106 metres (16,752 ft) above sea level.

    • No, you cannot do the Manaslu circuit without a guide. Trekking alone is prohibited in the Manaslu Region. And you have to be in a group of at least two trekkers, which does not include a guide and porters.

    • The best times for the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these seasons, the weather is stable, with mild temperatures and clear skies. Spring offers blooming rhododendron forests and excellent visibility, while autumn provides dry conditions and breathtaking mountain views.

    • Manaslu is the eighth-highest mountain in the world and a restricted region in Nepal. Many adventure lovers trek in this region to enjoy offbeat trails and the isolation of the Himalayas. And the trekking route is less crowded than most of the famous ones. For more information please visit the following link Manaslu.

    • Yes, Manaslu is a restricted area in Nepal because the region shares a border with Tibet. Likewise, this region is also made a restricted area to protect and preserve the locals, their rich cultural heritage, and the exotic flora and fauna found here. 

    • Yes, you will need a sleeping bag for this trek. The tea houses provide clean blankets, but it may not be warm enough. The nights and mornings are cold, even in the spring and autumn seasons.

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