Manaslu Trek – Tsum Valley – Rupina La – Larkya Pass


Trip Facts

Duration : 20 days - 24 days - 28 days

Difficulty Level : 3

Group Size : 2 to 12

Maximum Altitude : 5160 m

Manaslu Trek Information

The Manaslu tour through the Larkya pass or the Tsum Valley or the Rupina La is 3 treks around the Manaslu very different. The Manaslu trek is wild and remote, yet there are teahouses at the everyday stage, so trekkers don’t need to bring tents and food, making it more accessible and affordable than similar treks.

Larkya Pass

The shortest is the Manaslu trek by the Larkya Pass. Departures from Gorkha evening Arughat low altitude through rice terraces and gradually we reach the gate of the mountain in Samagaon. Then, the climb to the Larkya Pass at 5300 m arrives and leads us into a “high mountain” environment.

Rupina La

The Rupina La which is part of Manaslu Trek is a trek whose first part is under tents because there is no lodge. The crossing of the Rupina La pass with the descent to the Himal Chuli glacier and our camp in the pine forest are isolated places where we meet for our greatest pleasure only shepherds. The crossing of the Rupina La pass is very little frequented.

Tsum Valley

The Tsum Valley on the border of Tibet is a place of fullness where Tibetan culture is omnipresent. Saint Milarepa meditated in the caves of this valley in the 11th century. In December and January, there is a horse festival. Races are organized with decorated horses. In May it is a religious holiday that celebrates the death of Buddha.

Busiest season of Manaslu trek is around October.

It is possible for one or two days and if you wish to stay and eat at the inhabitant in the Tsum valley.

Finally,  the Manaslu trek is 10 times less crowded than the Annapurna tour.

Manaslu Trekking Map

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Highlights of treks on the Manaslu Tour

  • The arrival and passage of the Larkya Pass
  • Camps on the route of Rupina La at sunset
  • Tibetan monasteries and culture in the Tsum Valley
  • The very typical Tibetan villages of Samagaon and Samdo
  • Views of Manaslu from different villages at sunset and sunrise
  • Gradual acclimation to altitude

* Trekking Tour of Manaslu

  • Duration  20 days
  • Level  3 /5
  • Alti max 5160 m
  • March April May
  • October November
  • Nights in lodges

Trekking Tour Manaslu by Rupina La

  • Duration  24 days
  • Level  4/5
  • Alti max 5160 m
  • April May
  • mid october-november
  • Nights in lodges and tents

Trekking Tour of Manaslu and Tsum Valley

  • Duration  28 days
  • Level   4 /5
  • Alti max 5160 m
  • April May
  • mid-October to November
  • Nights in lodges

Trip Itinerary

days Steps Manaslu Tour altitude

night

 deniv    deniv   –  duration   possibility

lodge

 electricity phone
 (*)
1 arrival in Kathmandu
2 free day Kathmandu
3 bus Gorkha Chanaute – trek Dhuten + 6h 1:30
4 Barpak 1950 1500 350 6h Yes 220V mobile
5 Laprak 2250 1100 850 5h + 1h Yes 220V mobile
6 Khorlabashi 970 650 1900 8h Yes solar fixed
7 Jagat 1385 820 370 5h + 1h Yes 220V fixed
8 Dyang 1950 800 450 6h Yes
9 Ghap 2130 1000 600 6h Yes solar no
10 Lihi 2920 960 200 5h Yes 220V no
11 Samagaon 3530 950 250 5h Yes 220V Wireless
12 acclimatization Samagaon 3530 Yes Wireless
13 Samdo 3860 430 100 3h Yes 220V fixed
14 Darmasala 4480 700 110 4h Yes no no
15 Bimtang (Larkya 5160 m) 3700 950 1650 10am Yes no no
16 Tilche 2300 400 1750 6h Yes 220V mobile
17 Jagat 1300 400 1300 6h Yes 220V mobile
18 Kathmandu
19 1 free day Kathmandu
20 departure

 

Manaslu by  Rupina La GPS step point  altitude 

night

 deniv 

+

 deniv 

 duration  possibility 

lodge

 possibility 

camping

 electricity phone
1 arrival kathmandu
2 a free day Kathmandu
3 Gorkha in mini bus start trek 1300 200 50 5h + 1h Yes Yes 220V Yes
4 Ramche 28 ° 07`37.46 – 84 ° 40`45.50 650 800 1460 6:30
5 Barpak 28 ° 12`01.08 – 84 ° 44`27.28 1950 1600 440 6h Yes Yes 220V Yes
6 sissenu karkha 28 ° 15`35,03 – 84 ° 44`49,26 2320 1150 750 6h no Yes no mobile
7 ruptche tsada 28 ° 19`37,99 – 84 ° 43`54,20 3050 1350 560 4:30 no Yes no no
8 before high camp 28 ° 19`37.99. 84 ° 43`54,20 3500 500 200 3h no Yes no no
9 high camp 28 ° 20`49.26 – 84 ° 43`53.36 3900 600 0 2:30 no Yes no no
10 rupinala 4700 m and jarang 28 ° 25`03.15 – 84 ° 44`38.28 3370 1000 1350 8h no Yes no no
11 Sechang 28 ° 26`50.97 – 84 ° 50`25.34 3050 900 1200 7h no Yes no no
12 dyang 1900 300 1350 5h
13 Ghap 2130 1000 600 6h Yes Yes solar no
14 Lihi 2920 960 200 5h Yes Yes 220V no
15 Samagaon 3500 950 250 5h Yes Yes 220V Wireless
16 Samagaon rest  Wireless
17 Samdo 3860 430 100 3h Yes Yes 220V fixed
18 Darmasala 4480 710 110 4h Yes Yes no no
19 Larkya Pass Bimtang 3700 950 1670 10am Yes Yes no no
20 Tilche 2300 400 1700 6h Yes Yes 220V mobile
21 Jagat 1300 400 1300 6h Yes Yes 220V mobile
22 Kathmandu
23 1 day free Kathmandu
24 departure

 

 

days Tsum  Manaslu Valley altitude

night

deniv

+

deniv

duration p ossibility

lodge

possibility

camping

electricity phone
 (*)
1 arrival kathmandu
2 a free day Kathmandu
3 Gorkha in mini bus start trek 1300 200 50 5h + 1h Yes Yes 220V Yes
4 Ramche 650 800 1460 6:30
5 Barpak 1950 1600 440 6h Yes Yes 220V mobile
6 Laprak 2250 1100 850 5h + 1h Yes Yes 220V mobile
7 Khorlabashi 970 650 1900 8h Yes Yes solar fixed
8 Jagat 1385 820 370 5h + 1h Yes Yes 220V fixed
9 Lokpa 1900 1000 460 6h Yes Yes solar no
10 Chumling 2300 850 460 4h Yes Yes 220V sat
11 Chhokung Pano 3050 1050 300 5h + 1h Yes Yes 220V sat
12 Nile 3330 500 200 4h Yes Yes 220V fixed
13 Nile rest
14 Rachen Goimpa 3160 650 680 7h Yes Yes
15 Ripche 2450 550 1200 6h inhabitant Yes 220V
16 Pewa 1700 700 1500 6h Yes Yes solar no
17 Ghap 2130 1000 600 6h Yes Yes solar no
18 Lihi 2920 960 200 5h Yes Yes 220V no
19 Samagaon 950 250 5h Yes Yes 220V Wireless
20 acclimatization Samagaon  Wireless
21 Samdo 3860 430 100 3h Yes Yes 220V fixed
22 Darmasala 4480 700 110 4h Yes Yes no no
23 Bimtang Larkya Pass 5160 m 3700 950 1650 10am Yes Yes no no
24 Tilche 2300 400 1750 6h Yes Yes 220V mobile
25 Jagat 1300 400 1300 6h Yes Yes 220V mobile
26 Kathmandu 3h + 6h
27 1 free day Kathmandu
28 departure

Service Includes

4 nights in Kathmandu hotel with breakfast

1 sirdar and his help

The team of porters

Carrier equipment,

Food during the trek (3 meals a day)

Entrance fees to Manaslu and Annapurna parks

Tsum Valley Special Permit

The lodges for Manaslu Tower and Tsum Valley

2/3-person tents for 2 people and foam mattresses for Rupina La

Kitchen kit for Rupina La

Insurance for the Nepalese team

The bus between Kathmandu and Gorkha

4×4 Jagat – Besisahar and bus between Besisahar and Kathmandu

Hotel-airport transportation back and forth

End of trek pot taken together

Service Excludes

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Personal Insurance, Repatriation Assistance

Hot showers in the lodges (about 2 Euros)

Airport taxes and visas

Telephone, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, soda and hot water in the lodges

Gratuities to the optional Nepalese team

The return flight Paris-Kathmandu

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