Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek 23 Days

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Tsum Valley is a beautiful Himalayan valley situated in northern Gorkha, Nepal. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal and Sringi Himal, and Boudha mountain ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. The Tsum Valley is bounded by three high passes- the Ngula Dhoj Hyang (5093m) to the west and Yamdro Pass (5326m) to the north. Trekking trails  are spread out with beautiful chortens and dotted with mani walls carried with sketches of deities and inscribed with prayers. The local people are  immigrated from Tibet long time back and speak unique dialect. They follow Bon religion. The trek starts at Arughat and the trail follows the serpentine Budi Gandaki River until it reaches the plateau-like Tsum Valley with magnificent views of the Ganesh Himal and other mesmerizing peaks.

Tsum valley

Trekking to Tsum valley is accessible via two routes: one passing through Chumchet and another from Lokpa. Both the routes entails steep uphill climb of over 1500 m. from the surface of the valley. Due to its remoteness and difficulty for trekking, this sacred valley and its people have been isolated from mainstream of  development for centuries. As a result, the extraordinary culture of this valley has remained intact. The valley is enriched in wildlife, especially the Himalayan Thar and Blue Sheep which flocks in herds of 50 to 200. Hunting, fishing is not prohibited in the Tsum Valley. The valley also brags some ancient and historic monasteries, that includes Rachen Gumba (3360m)  and Mu Gumba, which perch on a small plateau situated in the lap of the valley, and Gumba Lungdang, situated at the  elevation of 3370m of a conical hill opposite to  the main slope of Ganesh Himal. While on trek you will visit the biggest and most popular woman’s Monastery in Rachen Gompa and in Gumba Lumdang .Besides you will also visit another  biggest Monks’ Monastery at  Mu Gompa (3700m) and Milarepa cave where Milarepa is believed to have meditated, situated near the Rachen Gompa

Manaslu Trek Route

Tea house or Home Stay facility is available in Tsum valley. Tea house trek is comparatively least cost so that it is affordable for most of the trekkers. In  tea house trekking, you will simply find  accommodation and local foods.

Note: Individuals visitors are not allowed to enter this Restricted area. The budget provided here is for two visitors.

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
  • Day 02: kathmandu city tour and trek preparation
  • Day 03: Kathmandu to Arughat (535m) by local bus
  • Day 04: Arughat to Sotikhola (720m)
  • Day 05: Sotikhola to Doban
  • Day 06: Doban to Philim
  • Day 07: Philim to Chumling
  • Day 08: Chumling to Chhokangparo
  • Day 09: Chhokangparo to Chhule-Nile (3361m)
  • Day 10: Chhule to Mugumba (3700m)
  • Day 11: Mugumba to Chhulming
  • Day 12: Chumling to Ghap
  • Day 13: Ghap to Lhogaun
  • Day 14: Lhogaun to Samagaun
  • Day 15: Rest Day at Samagaun, one hour hike to Birendra Lake and return to Samagaun
  • Day 16: Samagaun to Samdo
  • Dau 17: Samdo to Dharmasala
  • Day 18: Dharmasala, pass Larke Pass (5130 m ) and continue to Bhimthang
  • Day 19: Bhimthang to Dharapani
  • Day 20: Dharapani to Jagat
  • Day 21: Jagat to Bahundanda
  • Day 22: Bahundanda to Besisahar, the headquarter of Lamjung District
  • Day 23: Besishar to Kathmandu by local bus
  • Day 24: Final Departure

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel        

When you land Kathmandu in Tribhuvan Internation aiport, you will be welcomed by a representative from Great Vision Trek. First we complete your Visa and other custom formalities; you will be transferred to the hotel organized by Great Vision along with your luggage. You then check in and take rest or you can visit our office and hang around as per your interest. You stay overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu city tour and trek preparation

Today, we tour to heritage sites at Kathmandu. We start a guide tour from your hotel to four heritage site in Kathmandu which is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. First we visit to Pashupatinath Temple situated in Gausala and banks of Bagmati River where Aryaghat, famous funeral site for Hindus lies. After sightseeing, we visit to Boudhanatha, the Buddhists shrine which is one of the largest stupa in the world. Boudhhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimages that include over 50 Tibetan Gompas or monasteries and popular tourist destination. Tour leads to Kathmandu Durbar Square also known as Basantapur holds the medieval king’s palaces who had ruled over Kathmandu Kingdom once. Our last tour will be Swayambhu (the self-existent) which is one of the famous touristic areas where we find large number of monkey population. After sightseeing, we go back to you hotel and you can take rest and prepare for trekking.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Arughat (535m) by local bus

A westward 70km scenic drive on the Prithvi main road, through the wooded Middle Hills, results in Malekhu. A 30km secondary tarred road heads north, over the Trisuli Nadi, towards Dhading Besi and a furrowed 35km dirt road northwest to Arughat on the Budhi Gandaki. The dirt road winds upwards towards the Gola Bhanjyang where we can view mountains such as Ganesh, Baudha and Manaslu Himals.

Day 4: Arughat to Sotikhola (720m)

From Arughat we drive for 3 hours from the west bank of the river leading us to SotiKhola (720m).

Day 5: Sotikhola to Doban

We come across to the beautiful Sal forest, terraced ridges and pass many waterfalls. Walking through the narrow at the side of cliffs, we arrive at village of Machha Khola. Following the river to Khorlabesi, we reach a place where buckwheat, tobacco and coffe are grown.

Our path then enters a lush slender gorge that constricts the river’s progress. On the far side is a landslide with a chancy path, shortly before the triple natural spring spouts in Tatopani. The path then climbs a ridge before crossing the Budhi Gandaki on a span (to avoid an enormous geological formation face and waterfalls). A decent stairs, results in a landslide before a final ridge climb to Dobhan.

Day 6: Doban to Philim

Climbing up the rockey ridge to Salleri, we descend to Setibas. The trail widens up as we climb up the Ghatta Khola. We continue the trail crossing the upstream to a long suspension bridge we climb up to Philim which is a large village of Gurung community.

Day 7: Philim to Chumling

From Philim we come across the forest viewing narrow valley, cross the gorge at Ekla Bhatti and enter the pine tree forests. We then head down to Tsum valley where we can see forest of pine and rhododendron with views of Himalchuli Mountains. Then we climb down to Ghumlong and climb up to Ripchet we finally reach Chumling via Shiar Khola where we visit old Chumling gompa.

Day 8: Chumling to Chhokangparo

The trail continues crossing the suspension bridge and enjoying the views of great Ganesh Himal. We walk through Rainjham that leads us to Serpu Khola and heading to the hidden valley of Tsum. From Tsum, we steep climb taking us to Chhokangparo village. Here we can enjoy amazing Himalchuli view (7893m).

Day 9: Chhokangparo to Chhule-Nile (3361m)

As we climb up the Chhokangparo, the altitude is low so we should be careful. We pass Lamagaon to Rachen Gompa. Climb up to Milarpa’s cave, cross the Shiar Khola, walk through the Phurbe and Pangdun villages. We cross the Chhule villages and walk up stream till we reach Nile.

Day 10: Chhule to Mugumba (3700m)

We walk up and down series heading towards Mugumba. It is one of the oldest monasteries in this region. There is no human settlement due to remote area. Mugumba lies at the highest and farthest point in Tsum valley.

Day 11: Mugumba to Chhumling

We stay overnight in Mugumba and next day we wake up early to head Chhumling.

Day 12: Chumling to Ghap

From chumling we head towards Ghap where we stay overnight.

Day 13: Ghap to Lhogaun

We climb up to the forest and head towards Lihi. Here we get chance to view spectacular rise of the Ganesh Himal. We descend to Lhogaun via steep climb.

Day 14: Lhogaun to Samagaun

Walking through the shady fir forest and a short climb we head to Shyala village. At the top, we will be surrounded by huge Mountains. Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli and Himal Chuli to the left, Large glacier and Manaslu straight ahead likewise other snow summit to the right. We can see Ganesh Himal standing far away. Walking ahead we will reach Samagaun which is the inhabitant of Tibetans.

Day 15: Rest Day at Samagaun, one hour hike to Birendra Lake and return to Samagaun

Today we take a rest and explore within Samagaun. We will hike for an hour to Birendra Lake, visit the well known monastery Sama, experience the culture of people and have a good dinner.

Day 16: Samagaun to Samdo

We descend to Budi Gandaki on the north while the trail leads to Manaslu Base Camp from the left. We walk through the widen valleys passing through the Mani walls. The trail passes through the large white kani leading us to Samdo.

Dau 17: Samdo to Dharmasala

We continue our trail through wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki, cross two streams experiencing Larkya Glacier and go around the Salka Khola that leads up as to Dharmasala also called Larkya Phedi. It is a stone guest house and we stay overnight here.

Day 18: Dharmasala, pass Larke Pass (5130 m ) and continue to Bhimthang

From Dharmasala, we walk across the moraines of the glacier to the pass. We can have spectacular views of Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, the huge Annapurna II and Kangguru from the pass. Experiencing the sceneries, we head to Bhimthang.

Day 19: Bhimthang to Dharapani

We walk through the rhododendron forest to Karche which is the highest cultivationg place then descend to Gho village. Walking through the Tilje village, crossing the Dudh Koshi and wooden bridge we will reach Dharapani.

Day 20: Dharapani to Jagat

From Dharapani we head to Jagat.

Day 21: Jagat to Bahundanda

We walk through the forest of pine and rhododendron from jagat that will leads to Bahundanda.

Day 22: Bahundanda to Besisahar, the headquarter of Lamjung District

From Bahundanda we return back to Besisahar which is the headquarter of Lamjung District.

Day 23: Besisahar to Kathmandu by local bus

From Besisahar we take a local bus that takes us to Kathmandu.

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  • International airport pick up and drop
  • 3 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B plan
  • Kathmandu city tour and trek preparation
  • Land transport as per the itinerary
  • Manaslu conservation Area permit
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) cards
  • An experienced and first aid trained license holder,  English speaking trekking guide and porters
  • Transport, Accommodation, Daily Wages, food, insurance of our trekking crew
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Trekking porters ( 1 porter for two trekkers )
  • All entire expenses of our guide and porters( Lodging, fooding, salary, insurance, transportations)
  • Farewell dinner at last night in Kathmandu
  • Great Vision Treks official T-shirt
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek
  • Soft drinks (including tea) and Bar Bill (beverage)
  • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency
  • Personal medical and travel insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tipping to guide and porter
  • Donation to the local people and monasteries
  • Any other expenses not specified in the inclusive items
Difficulty Moderate Trip Lenght 23 days Group Size 2-22 People
Best Month Sep-Oct-Nov/ Mar-Apr-May Transportation Car, Bus Accomodation Included
Style Cultural Tea House Trek Max Elevation 5130 Meal Included
Trip Routes Kathmandu-Gorkha-Manaslu-Larke-la-Dharapani-Besisashar-Kathmandu
All Departures 100% Guranteed. If you are booked, you are going.