|Best Season||March-May, Sept-Dec|
|Max. Elevation||4460 m.|
Dubbed the "New Annapurna Circuit", the Manaslu Circuit Trek has seen a rise in popularity since 2010 when it officially became a 'teahouse' trek. Prior to that, it was camping.
Given its dramatic valleys and mountain views that rival that of any trek in Nepal - but without the crowds (for now) - this is currently one of the most popular treks in Nepal.
Notice: A minimum of two trekkers and a guide are required for the Manaslu Circuit.
|Required Permits||USD||Nepali Rupees|
|Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP)||$30||Rs. 3000|
|Manaslu Conservation Area Project Permit (MCAP)||$30||Rs. 3000|
|Manaslu Special Permit||$10/day|
The guide can begin preparing your permits if they have a photocopy of your passport and 4 passport-sized photos. When they go to pick up your permits from the Ministry of Immigration they will, however, need your Nepali visa number and your original passport.
If your applications have been prepared in advance, allow at least 3 hours in Kathmandu for the guide to get your permits. Otherwise, you'll need a full day in Kathmandu.
|01||Aarughat||6-7 hours||570 m.|
|02||Lapubeshi||5-7 hours||880 m.|
|03||Tatopani||5-7 hours||990 m.|
|04||Jagat||5-7 hours||1340 m.|
|05||Ekle Bhatti||4-5 hours||1600 m.|
|06||Bihi Phedi||5-7 hours||1985 m.|
|07||Namrung||5-7 hours||2660 m.|
|08||Lho||4-5 hours||3180 m.|
|09||Samagaon||3-4 hours||3530 m.|
|10||Rest Day (Visit Manaslu Base Camp)||-||-|
|11||Samdo||3-5 hours||3800 m.|
|12||Rest Day (Tibetan Border Walk)||-||-|
|13||Dharamshala / Larkya Phedi||3-5 hours||4460 m.|
|14||Bimtang (via Larkye La)||5-7 hours||3720 m.|
|15||Gowa||5-7 hours||2560 m.|
|16||Tal||5-7 hours||1700 m.|
|17||Syange||5-7 hours||1100 m.|
|18||Kathmandu||6-7 hours||1400 m.|
|Kathmandu Arughat||Local Bus||$6/person|
|Dharapani Besisahar||Shared Jeep||$15/person|
|Besisahar Kathmandu||Local Bus||$6/person|
- Shirts (2-3)
- Warm sleeping bag
- Light-weight trousers (preferably quick-dry)
- Light down jacket
- Wind/rain jacket
- Sun hat
- Trekking boots
- Sun glasses
- Small Towel (preferably quick-dry)
- Sleeping bags
- Personal items (toiletries, medications, etc.)
- Water bottle
- Maps/note book/sweets/snacks
Tsum Valley Trek 8-Days
Tsum Valley opened for trekking in 2007, is a popular extension to the Manaslu Circuit which branches off to the east. At the head of Tsum Valley lies the Tibetan Buddhist monastery of Mu (affiliated with FPMT) where you can spend a night.
The Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in a trans-Himalayan region of Gorkha, Nepal. The Tsum Valley'stsum valley acquaintance with Tibet, natural beauty and its pristine culture make this trekking unique. Tsum comes from the Tibetan work 'Tsombo', which means vivid. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Baudha Himal ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture, and religion. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin and seak a unique dialect. Trails are strewn with artistic chortens and lined with mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with deities and prayers.
The Tsum valley has a long history of Buddhism. The Buddhist saint Milarepa is believed to have meditated in the caves of there mountains. Traditionally Tsum valley was a culturally distinct geographical area called 'Tsum Tso Chuksum', which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. The ancient remains of the Tsum Kingdom are still visible today. Due to its remotemness and inaccessibility, this sacred valley and its people have been bypassed by mainstream development for centuries. As a result, the unique culture of this valley has remained intact.