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Annapurna Circuit has many spectacular views we look forward to coming back to Nepal.
Neil and Tamara Fricke (Canada) | Annapurna Circuit, Nepal

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  • TMC Group at Larkya La pass
  • Approaching Larkya La pass
  • Mt Manaslu
  • Buri Gandaki valley
  • Kitchen in the lodge at Nile village
  • Mani wall in Tsum valley
  • Lodge at Chumling in Tsum valley
  • Tsum valley
  • Dining area in lodge at Chhokang Paro in Tsum valley
  • Locals at Chhokang Paro lodge in Tsum valley
  • Chorten in Tsum valley
  • On the way to Mu Gumpa, having left Nile village in Tsum valley
  • Mu Gumpa monastery in Tsum valley
  • New monastery near Rachen village in Tsum valley
  • View from Chumling lodge in Tsum valley
  • Scene at Gorkha lodge in Tsum valley
  • Lho monastery
  • Inside Lho monastery
  • Walking near Samdo
  • View from trail on the way to Larkya Phedi
  • Larkya Phedi lodge
  • View from Larkya La
  • Descending Larkya La pass on Manaslu Circuit

Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley

Manaslu Circuit is a challenging trek around Manaslu the world’s eighth highest mountain and crossing Larkya La pass. This trek includes a visit to Tsum Valley, this is one of Buddhism’s sacred hidden valleys called “Beyul” with important ancient monasteries and remote villages. Tsum valley was only opened for trekkers three years ago and therefore is a new place to explore with little impact from tourism.

This trek would appeal to anyone who is looking for a challenging trek in a remote region of the Nepal Himalaya. The trail passes through a geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating area with scenery similar to the classic Annapurna Circuit although the trails are not as popular with trekking groups.

The trek starts at Soti Khola and passes through bamboo forests and Gurung villages in the narrow Buri Gandaki gorge. After Lho village we enter the Nupri region inhabited by Tibetan immigrants where you will see colourful prayer flags, mani walls and monasteries along the way.

After Samdo village we start the approach towards the Larkya La pass, crossing this high Himalayan pass is a challenging day although would be a good objective for a fit hill walker with no previous mountaineering experience. The view from the Larkya La is superb where we will see Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Cheo Himal and Himlung Himal mountains.



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Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Holiday Type: Walking & Trekking
  • Duration: 24 days from Kathmandu
  • Leadership: Local leader
  • Minimum Group Size: 2 people
  • Cost: 2020 - £2,350 (US$2,995 or €2,615) 2021 - £2,350 (US$2,995 or €2,615)
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What does this include

Price includes:

  • All internal transport and transfers including airport collections
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu with Nepalese cultural guide and private vehicle
  • Twin share room at Hotel Tibet or Hotel Ambasador in Kathmandu. 
  • Breakfast only in Kathmandu, all meals included while on trek
  • Lodge based accommodation on trek however we also bring along tents in case you prefer to sleep outside of the lodge. The tents will be allocated on a twin share basis using our Western branded tents. These are three person domed tents with plenty of space for two people sharing plus gear 
  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, trekking guide(s) and porter(s). We provide one trekking guide for group size of two people and two guides for a group size of three people and three guides for group size of six people plus
  • Complimentary Manaslu Circuit trekking map
  • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921)
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone and face to face meetings in London. After booking with us we will send you our comprehensive "Nepal Pre Trip Information" notes 

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Kathmandu
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • Nepal visa for 30 days at US$40
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
Trip Grade Strenuous

Trip Grade Strenuous

Suitability: a good choice for regular long distance hill walkers, very high level of fitness required. These trips may involve mountaineering and glacial travel.

1) Walking times: average 7 to 8 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 12 hours) for up to 28 days with some rest days included.

2) Altitude: up to 5,500m.

3) Terrain: for some of the time following well-travelled trails although also likely to encounter rough and rocky conditions possibly with exposed sections. May involve steep ascent and descent over mountain passes that could be snow covered.

4) Remoteness: usually in more remote areas and likely to be a long distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.

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Trip Dates

  • April 10th to May 3rd 2020
  • October 2nd to 25th 2020
  • April 2nd to 25th 2021
  • October 1st to 24th 2021

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrive to Kathmandu 
  • Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu 
  • Day 3Drive to Soti Khola (700m) 
  • Day 4Trek to Macha Khola (930m) 
  • Day 5Trek to Jagat (1,440m) 
  • Day 6Trek to Lhokpa in Tsum Valley (2,240m) 
  • Day 7Trek to Chumling in Tsum valley (2,386m) 
  • Day 8Trek to Chhokang Paro in Tsum valley (3,030m) 
  • Day 9Trek to Nile in Tsum valley (3,360m) 
  • Day 10Trek to Mu Gompa in Tsum valley (3,700m) 
  • Day 11Trek to Rachen in Tsum valley (3,240m) 
  • Day 12Trek to Chumling in Tsum valley (2,386m) 
  • Day 13Trek to Deng (1,860m) 
  • Day 14Trek to Namrung (2,540m) 
  • Day 15Trek to Samagaon (3,450m) 
  • Day 16Day walk from Samagaon (3,450m). 
  • Day 17Trek to Samdo (3,860m) 
  • Day 18Day walk from Samdo (3,860m) 
  • Day 19Trek to Larkya Phedi (4,460m) 
  • Day 20Trek over Larkya la pass (5,213m) to Bimtang (3,590m) 
  • Day 21Trek to Dharapani (1,860m) 
  • Day 22Trek to Jagat (1,430m) 
  • Day 23Jeeps to Besisahar then by private bus to Kathmandu 
  • Day 24Fly back home 
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