Manaslu Tsum valley Trek cost | Trekking expenses on Himalaya

  • Feb 21, 2023
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One of the up-growing trekking routes in Nepal is the Manaslu trek circuit.

While trekking in the Manaslu region comes with two choices, one is to travel along the Manaslu region and another is to travel along the Tsum valley too. The Manaslu region has a variety of trodden pathways and trails and is rich in scenic beauty. Manaslu is also the eighth-highest peak in the world. It is situated about 64 km (40 m) east of Annapurna and is the highest peak in the Gorkha district. We guarantee that the cost of your trek will be within your budget. We consider the expense of a permit, a transportation guide, a porter (if necessary), at least one trekking partner, and obviously, food and lodging. The Manaslu Tsum valley trek of 24 days can cost between $1800 and $1900.

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Each cost is explained in detail and describes what to plan for and what not to on this page for the Manaslu Tsum valley trek. Manaslu Trek used to be like an expedition a few years back. Organizing lodging and food is difficult because there are no teahouses along the route. Nowadays, all places except Dharmasala have enough teahouses. These teahouses have made the route on the trek more accessible to guests on a budget.

Trekking permit cost

Manaslu is proclaimed as a restricted area to preserve the untouched beauty of nature from the outer world. Nobody can enter this region without a special permit. You need to get three permits with an additional special permit to enter Tsum valley from the government.

· Manaslu Restricted Permit

· Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP)

· Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

.Tsum valley restricted permit can cost up to $40 per person.

The cost of these permits depends upon the number of days you stay. Manaslu restricted permit will cost $100 per week and $15 per extra day. For MCAP it will cost $30 per person and also for ACAP, it cost $30.


Transportation cost

Your choice to travel to Arughat bazaar from Kathmandu is a local bus or jeep. There is no direct route to Sotikhola from Kathmandu, so you have to travel to Arughat and then to Sotikhola.

To get to Arughat bazaar (starting point of the trek) from Kathmandu would cost less than $15 for one person on the local bus. Jeep cost roughly $175 to $200 each way. That is quite expensive in comparison. However, the price goes for negotiation, if you split it ($30 per seat for seven people, on average). The walk starts from Sotikhola. You must go through the rough roads to get there, either by boarding a local bus or hiring a private jeep.

The same holds for the journey's conclusion from Tal or Besisahar to Kathmandu. However, there are local jeeps that are slightly less expensive between Tal and Besisahar, costing Rs. 2500 (25$) for tourists and Rs. 1500 (15$) for locals.


Guide expenses

The guide is compulsory for your Manaslu trek. The government has made a rule that while trekking to restricted areas of the Manaslu region, you need to take a licensed guide with you. If you hire a professional guide, it may cost $30-$40 per day including guide accommodation, food, and insurance. But if you are planning to hire a porter, it is also possible and cheaper than hiring a guide. It will cost $20-$25.

It is your choice to hire a guide or porter. But it is strongly suggested to hire a professional guide for your safety.


Food and Accommodation cost

The daily budget should be at least USD 25 to 30 to cover three basic meals. Because they do not take credit cards or have ATMs, always bring extra cash. Some people might take foreign money but at a low exchange rate.

It is obvious that cost depends on your appetite, the number of meals you eat, and the beverages you drink. If we compare it to other routes, the food price is lower on the Manaslu route.

Another name for the Manaslu Hike is the tea-house trek. Camping is not necessary unless you walk off the beaten path. The cost per night for a single twin-sharing room is between $6-$10. Please be advised that if you hire a room with two twin beds so you may sleep alone, you are still required to pay the full cost of the accommodation, which is the price for two people.

This Manaslu Tsum valley trekking route has become one of the most demanding and wanted trekking routes. Our agency is there to help you trek to this region with a very affordable 24 days package. For the 24 days, our agency charges $1850 to $1900. This price is very reasonable for our service and the facilities that are avail to you.  It includes:

  • Airport picks up & drop by private transport.

  • Guided tour in Kathmandu (Private car + tour Guide)

  • 3-night standard accommodation on a B/B plan at Hotel Nepalaya or a similar category in Kathmandu Transportation by local bus from

  • Kathmandu to Aarughat (trekking starting point) and at the end from Syange to Kathmandu.

  • Guide during the trek (his salary, food, insurance, accommodation, transportation)

  • Your food 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek in the guest houses.

  • Porters (their salary food, insurance, accommodation, 1 porter for two clients)

  • Your accommodation in the mountain(Normal but neat & clean on twin sharing basis) in the teahouse during the trek

  • Permit fees (MCAP, ACAP, Manaslu, Tsum valley restricted)

  • Medical kits

  • Sleeping bag & Down jacket during the trek (need to be returned after finishing your trek)

  • Rescue Arrangements for emergency evacuation (just in case you have any problem in the mountain during your trek rescue help from our company but money is paid by your insurance company, need personal insurance)

  • Register your name in the embassy

  • Last Night's cultural/Farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant

  • All Government tax

  • The extra cost(excluded from the package)

At least $10 should be there daily as extra money. This could help you to give tips, and pay extra charges for tea houses and others.

Each gas-powered hot shower costs between $ 2.5 and $ 4. Depending on where you are, the minimum charge for a phone or camera is either $ 1 or $ 2. Except for Dharmasala and Samdo, services are generally available. In some remote villages like Sama Gaun, Namrung, Bimthang, Dharapani, and Beshi Sahar, Wifi is no longer a luxury. However, it costs between $ 5 and $ 8 every night.


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