Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

Cost Price
USD 1560

Overview

On the one hand, you have possibly the most memorable and immersive cultural experience available to trekkers. Similarly, a living breathing Buddhist culture has been concealed. And well-protected from the vagaries of the outside world for decades. On the other hand, you have one of the most scenically beautiful and diverse wilderness treks. With the majestic peak of Manaslu towering over the countryside in quiet splendor. When combined, the two provide the most comprehensive and satisfying experience now accessible to the trekking community. A tour that forces Nepal’s top offerings. The Manaslu Tsum Valley excursion is one of Nepal’s cultural high points.

A hallowed sanctuary of Buddhist monasteries and nunneries, spinning prayer wheels, and the deep-throated call of long Tibetan horns. Rumbling across the distances, the Manaslu Tsum Valley trip is one of Nepal’s crown jewels of cultural experiences. A panorama of patchwork meadows, terraced fields, and the majestic Ganesh Himal hills. Furthermore, give their own breathtaking touch to the much-vaunted scenery. It’s a place bathed in the light of its gentle inhabitants. and their abiding belief in the sanctity of all life.

Similarly, the Manaslu Tsum valley circuit trek is quickly gaining popularity as the area of choice for those seeking an all-around Himalayan experience. An adventure-filled journey through layered landscapes. Ranging from semi-tropical to pure alpine, steep trails winding by myriad waterfalls and dense forests of rhododendron and pine, thread-like suspension bridges suspended impossibly high over thundering rivers. Moreover, it gives dramatic mountain vistas, and breathtaking Himalayan peaks are all part of the adventure, which is capped off with a picture-perfect, prayer-flag-draped high pass.

With the ever-present mule and yak teams delivering the basic necessities of life through the valley. Abundant wildlife waiting to beguile at every turn of the pathway, and the resilient. And ceaselessly optimistic residents with their welcoming demeanor. You have one of Nepal’s most incredible experiences. With the ever-present mule and yak teams delivering the basic necessities of life through the valley. Abundant wildlife waiting to beguile at every turn of the pathway, and the resilient. And ceaselessly optimistic residents with their welcoming demeanor. You have one of Nepal’s most incredible experiences.

The Manaslu Tsum Valley journey begins by following the Budhi Gandaki’s banks. Crossing the river in stunning fashion over spidery suspension bridges all the way to Tsum Valley’s entrance. As the trail leads towards Lopka, beautiful views of the Ganesh Himal and Siringi Himal ranges emerge. While the lush landscapes of the valley give way to the alpine regions of the valley and the cultural time capsule. that the local Tibetan community represents, with its numerous Buddhist retreats, monuments, and the general air of spirituality that pervades the entire valley’s atmosphere – a night spent at one of the monasteries adds even more to the sense of mystique and wonder. Before returning to the Budhi Gandaki, trekkers have the opportunity to reach Ganesh Himal Base Camp and its breathtaking views.

The path ascends and continues towards mighty Manaslu through dense jungle and ancient mani walls. Until it breaks free of the semi-tropical environment and enters the cooler climate of the mid-valley. Where time spent acclimating at Sama Gaon allows for basic rest, a climb to Manaslu Base camp, or a less strenuous outing to Pungen Gompa. And its scenic setting. A day trip along a historic trail to the border with neighboring Tibet is also available from the settlement of Samdo. which is a day’s march away. The trip culminates with the exhilarating achievement of cresting Larke La (5160m) before descending to Bhimthang and ultimately Dharapani for the return journey to either Kathmandu or Pokhara after a night in Dharamsala (4460m).

Itinerary

01Day

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will make pre departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meeting will covers trip related information & the collection of your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance).

02Day

Kathmandu: Free day or City Sightseeing (pay Locally for sightseeing).

After morning breakfast, have a free day for trek preparation. OR, you can sightsee in Kathmandu valley, visiting fascinating heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth visiting such as holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Square (in Kathmandu, Patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum,  monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note:  this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally. (Meals:B)

03Day

Drive to Soti Khola (730 m-2,395 ft) via Arughat (600m-1,968 ft) - 06 hrs journeys.

In the morning depart hotel for an interesting drive from Kathmandu on the main busy road for a while. The drive follows the Trisuli River till Malekhu, a small town. From here drive leads north towards Dhading Besi, a mid hill town. From here on the dirt road reach the first overnight stop at Arughat bazaar, a large village with many shops and stores. This is a warm and low area with sub tropical temperatures. From Arughat have a jeep drive on the dirt track following Buri Gandaki River upstream through many scattered farm fields and villages, forested area with fabulous views of Ganesh II (7,118 m-23,353 ft), Ganesh IV (7,104 m-23,307.1 ft). Drive leads to a nice level road with a winding uphill in some sections, continue following the Buri Gandaki River to reach Soti Khola for first overnight stop of this trip. This is a small village with simple and basic accommodation. (Meals:B,L,D)

04Day

Trek to Machha khola (930 m-3,051 ft) - 05 hrs.

After an interesting drive on the rough hilly road, we start the first trek of this remarkable adventure. Our walk follows to a downhill slope reaching river bank with small huts and tea shops. After a small break we continue on a stone steps to cross Nauli Khola (stream) with views of waterfalls nearby and then we reach Khanigaon village. From here on the gradual trail we cross another bridge to reach overnight halt in a small farm village at Machha Khola, a place with ‘fishing stream’. (Meals:B,L,D)

05Day

Trek to Jagat (1,410 m-4,625 ft) - 06 hrs.

Upon leaving warmer area, we head towards cooler area. Our morning walk starts following Buri Gandaki River upstream. We pass many several smaller villages and reach Khorla Beshi. We then walk on a winding path to reach Tatopani village, which means ‘hot water /spring’.  The hot spring is a short walking distance close to this village by the river in the middle of forested area. After a nice break, we walk past the villages of Dovan, Yaruphants. We then cross a bridge with short climb to reach overnight stop in a moderate sized and populated Jagat village with nice traditional Nepali mid hill houses with many shops and a nice lodge. (Meals:B,L,D)

06Day

Trek to Ekle Bhatti (2,208 m-7,244 ft )- 6 hrs.

After breakfast we head towards Ekle Bhatti following the Burigandaki river. Our walk continues by passing several small villages to reach Sidibas Bazaar. Then we cross a small suspension bridge at Nagjet to reach Philim village We then walk through golden terraces of wheat and climb a rocky ridge that leads uphill to our overnight stop at Ekle Bhatti. (Meals:B,L,D)

07Day

Trek to Chumling (2,386 m-7,828 ft) - 06 hours.

From here our morning walk passes into a narrow gorge.  We then descend towards the Tsum Valley area. We walk further with a climb into beautiful pine and rhododendron woodland reaching a small nice village of Lokpa. We then cross a suspension bridge over Lungwa Khola to follow the path to our overnight stop at Chumling village, the first village of Tsum Valley area. (Meals:B,L,D)

08Day

Trek to Chokhangparo (3,010 m-9,875 ft) - 05 hours.

Morning starts with gentle downhill path to cross a suspension bridge over opposite bank of Smatiking Khola. We then walk with superb views of the Ganesh Himal range. Our trek continues for another few hours reaching  Chokhang Paro for overnight halt. The afternoon is free explore the village with views of mountains. (Meals:B,L,D)

09Day

Trek to Nile (3,361 m-11,027 ft) via Milarepa cave - 06 hours.

Upon leaving Chokhangparo,  we follow a high trail with a climb, and then up to Lamagaon to reach Milarepa cave and Chi Pu Gompa, an interesting place with time to visit an old meditation cave of 11th century poet and saint Millerapa. Our walk continues further to cross a suspension bridge to reach at Nile which is last big village of upper Tsum valley for overnight stay in this nice moderate size village. (Meals:B,L,D)

10Day

Trek to Bhajyo (Chhekya) (4030m/13218ft) via Mu Gompa - 07 hours

We are currently near the Tibetan fringe. Stroll toward the west bank of the valley through the Tibetan scenes. Ascend to the Mu Gompa. From Mu Gompa, climb additionally up to Bhajyo and We are very near Tibet and get a decent perspective of the Tibetan crests and also the Ganesh Himal extend. Bhajyo is a remote region there isn’t any neighborhood houses. No one but we can see some yak cultivate house. Subsequent to having the lunch we will investigate the territory. (Meals:B,L,D)

11Day

Rest at Bhajyo (Cheekya)

We take rest at Bhajyo both for acclimatization and touring. Find the good country around Bhajyo. On the off chance that the climate is clear, you can likewise appreciate the radiant perspectives of Ngula Dhojyang go also the ice sheets of the Yamdro Valley. (Meals:B,L,D)

12Day

Trek to Rachen Gompa (3,240 m-10,630 ft) - 07 hours.

From Bhajyo, we plummet down to Rachen Gumba. Built up in 1905 AD, the Rachen Gumba is a religious shelter in the Shiar Khola Valley. The abbey is one of biggest in the locale is of extraordinary significance. The inside of the Gumba is magnificently painted with Buddhist wall painting works of art. (Meals:B,L,D)

13Day

Trek to Chumling (2,386 m-7,828 ft) - 06 hours.

Upon leaving Rachen Gompa, we retrace the journey on the same trail by descending towards Chhokang Paro village. From here we continue to descend to cross a bridge over Sarpu Khola and then continue  downhill to Chumling, a small and beautiful village with wonderful scenery of green valleys, hills and high mountains. (Meals:B,L,D)

14Day

Trek to Bihi (3130m/10,266ft): 6hrs

From here we reach the warmer and tropical climatic region with rice fields and terraces. Our walk follows along the river side to continue to Lokpa village. We then head northern side of manaslu valley and Pass the town of Dorjon Kharka just before achieving Rana. Crosss the vast suspension connect in the fundamental valley of the Manaslu Budhi Gandaki River. On the off chance that intrigued, walk additionally up to the town of Bihi. (Meals:B,L,D)

15Day

Trek to Namrung (2540m/8331ft): 6 hrs

The underlying piece of the present trek is on a generally level landscape. Before long, the trail moves tough through the backwoods way. Consequently we land at Namrung while getting a charge out of in the meantime the magnificence perspectives of Manaslu, among others. (Meals:B,L,D)

16Day

Trek to Lho (3180m/10,430 ft): 4 hrs

From Namrung, we again enter the Buddhism impacted area. Move through the timberland to Lihi. Appreciate the fantastic ascent of the Ganesh Himal. Plummet to Sho. Another precarious climb takes us to our the present campground on an edge. (Meals:B,L,D)

17Day

Trek to Samagaon (3530m/11,578 ft): 6 hrs

The Budi Gandaki is far down however we take after a little tributary. Strolling in the shady fir woods is extremely pleasant. A short move to a level and the town Shyala. Enormous mountains encompass us, Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to one side, Manaslu and vast icy masses straight ahead, other snow summits to one side, at the furthest end of the valley we have quite recently originated from stands Ganesh Himal. At the furthest end of the town, sitting above the valley stands the outstanding religious community of Sama. Sama Gaon is a town possessed for the most part by the Tibetans and lies at the foot of Manaslu. (Meals:B,L,D)

18Day

Trek to Samdo (3860m/12,660 ft): 4/5 hrs

Plunge to the Budi Gandaki, that has turned north, and tail it to a scaffold over a side stream. The trail to one side prompts the Manaslu Base camp. The Larkya la Trail passes a few mani dividers as the valley augments. It is a simple trail on a rack over the waterway passing the juniper and birch backwoods of Kermo Kharka. We drop off the rack, cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden extension and climb steeply onto a projection between two forks of the waterway. From a stone curve we can see an extensive white kani, at last going through the kani we discover Samdo. (Meals:B,L,D)

19Day

Trek to Dharmasala (4460m/14,628fy): 5hrs

We proceed with our stroll down the edge, traverse Budi Gandaki and start strolling upward. Cross two streams and witness the Larkya Glacier. Circumvent the valley of the Salka Khola and move up again and go to the stone visitor house (4450 m) which isn’t a cabin however a sort of haven called Dharmshala, otherwise called Larkya Phedi. We stay here today and have a rest to plan for tomorrow’s intersection of the well known and most anticipated Larkya La Pass.  (Meals:B,L,D)

20Day

Trek to Bimthang (3,590), Via Larkya La Pass ( 5160 Meters) 7/8 hours

After a promising start, we soon stroll over the moraines of the icy mass, making a continuous rising which winds up more extreme just in the last area to the pass. From the go, there are extraordinary perspectives of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the gigantic Annapurna II. Appreciate the astounding perspectives from the highest point of the pass. It is a more drawn out day then regular to Bimtang, however to stroll into these low fields with the night fog coming in and Manaslu; it’s an ordeal not to be missed. (Meals:B,L,D)

21Day

Trek to Dharapani (1860m/6,100ft): 6-7 hrs

We will slide an incredible tallness today. At first, from the valley of Burdin Khola, through rhododendron woodlands, to Karche, the most astounding developing spot in the valley. At that point we drop to the town of Gho. While remaining on the north bank of the waterway, we trek into Tilje. Leave the Tilje Village, and cross the Dudh Khola. Cross a wooden extension back toward the northern side of the Dudh Khola. Keep on dharapani. (Meals:B,L,D)

22Day

Trek to Chamche and Drive to Beshishar

The rest of our trek takes after trails utilized on the initial starts of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. We plunge to the Marsyandi River and cross the suspension connect. Move up and far from the stream and climb through a wide, level valley to the town of Tal (1,675m), arranged at the foot of a vast waterfall. The trail proceeds to Chyamje. From Chyamje, We drive by vehicles through the rough road to reach Beshishar. (Meals:B,L,D)

23Day

Drive to Kathmandu 6 hours

We drive through the Marshyandgi valley to reach prithibi highway and to Kathmandu.  (Meals:B)

24Day

Free day in Kathmandu

This is free day in kathmandu for your own activities and to recall your refreshment after long adventurous journey into the mountains.

25Day

Departure

Breakfast in the Hotel, Transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for  departure towards your next destination.

Includes/Excludes

What is Included?

  • Airport Pick up and drop transfer by car, van or bus depend on group size.
  • Private Ground transportation as per above itinerary.
  • All accommodations (Twin Share)
  • Meals: 22 Breakfasts, 20 Lunches, 20 Dinners with cup of Tea, coffee in each meals
  • Annapurna conservation entry permits.
  • TIMS Permit.
  • An experience guide and required number of porters (one porter in between two pax), their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, equipments and so on.
  • Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket and walking stick, if necessary.
  • Trek bag.
  • Award Certificate of Trip Completion

Whats not Included

  • All Meals during the trekking section.
  • Single Supplement for single using rooms
  • Tips to staff or any donations.
  • Temple and monastery entry fee, & entry fees while sightseeing in kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance, Medical and emergency costs (Just incase).
  • All type of drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
  • Any personal expenses which is not mention into the price inclusion.

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Trip Info

Throughout this trip with traditional remote villages, green hills, forest, arid landscapes, mountains are the main attraction and highlights of this trip, however to be in the country of ancient culture, religions with old heritage with views of high snow capped mountains is quite something, out of this world feeling, trekking in the pristine forest home of rare blue sheep, snow leopard and mountain goats, enchanting rhododendron tree lines to arid, barren moonscapes beyond mid west Himalayan ranges, dramatic variation from sub-tropic – Mediterranean to alpine climate and in stunning country close to Tibet, daily amazing vista from Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal Himal, fascinating traditional mid hills Gurung, Magar and Bhotias tribes of high Tsum valley villages makes this wonderful journey worth a visit.