Manaslu and Tsum Valley trek takes the trekkers to the isolated region of Manaslu and also gives an awesome opportunity to explore the hidden treasures of Manaslu region. Tsum valley, also known as the hidden valley is a holy land in the Himalayas of Manaslu and is the home of thousands of ancient monasteries and gompas. One can se the ancient Tibetan lifestyle and culture along with the ancient Tibetan Buddhism in this beautiful valley. This beautiful valley is influenced with the Tibetan lifestyle and religion as it is located in the border of Nepal and Tibet.
You will get an awesome opportunity to explore the unique lifestyle and culture of people living in Tsum. You will be quite surprised with the culture of this valley as it has unique and dramatic cultures. All of the brothers of a family are married to a single girl which is quite illegal in our world. Sightseeing of the Himalayan ranges including some of the highest mountains of our country is another major attraction of this trek. You will get an opportunity to see the spectacular view of mountain ranges including Everest, Annapurna, Shishgampa, Pumori, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and other many beautiful peaks.
Manaslu and Tsum valley trek starts with a short drive to Barpak. We will then trek to Khorlabesi via Larpak. Trekking via Jagat and Phillim will take us to Chumling. We will trek ahead passing many ancient villages and reach the Tsum valley. After exploring this beautiful valley, we will return via Dharapani and Besi Sahar to Kathmandu.
Please refer to the itinerary for further information:
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1400m):
Namaste and welcome to the country of Nepal. You will be welcomed by our representative in the Tribhuvan International Airport and then transferred to our hotel in Kathmandu. At evening, you will be welcomed by an authentic Nepalese cuisine in one of the typical Nepalese restaurants of Thamel and then we will do a briefing about the itinerary of our trip. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing including Bhaktapur and Lalitpur:
After an early morning breakfast, we will head towards the beautiful and ancient places of Kathmandu valley which includes the world heritage sites, temples, places and other many beautiful things. Talking about Kathmandu, this place is a paradise to the tourists of all over the world and one can get an opportunity to relax his/her body form head to toe by doing the sightseeing of some of the iconic things of the world. You will be taken to Pashupatinath temple which is one of the most religious and historical temples of Kathmandu. Thousands of devotees from Nepal, India and all over the world come to this ancient temple for their rituals and celebrations. After the visit of Pashupatinath, we will drive for 15-20 minutes to do the sightseeing of Bouddhanath stupa. After exploring these historical monuments, we will be doing the sightseeing of ancient Durbar squares of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur. Visiting Lalitpur and Bhaktapur will give you an opportunity to see the living goddess, Kumari and explore the ancient streets filled with arts and architects. A refreshing evening walk on the streets of Thamel and Basantapur will make you feel Kathmandu a really cool and historical place and you will also explore lots of new things in these streets. At afternoon, we will be back to our hotel and do the briefing of Everest Expedition trip. You will be guided about some of the important rules and suggestions for the trip such as what is your responsibility, what to do and what not to do on the trek? You will be then introduced to your fellow expedition staffs and guides and relax the hotel after dinner. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Arughat (570m):
Today’s day will be a comfortable drive to Arughat from Kathmandu which takes about 4 and half hours. 3 and half hour’s comfortable drive will take us to Dhading Besi and then another 4 hours drive on the dirt drive will take us to Arughat. This will be the starting point of our trek. Overnight at a tea-house lodge.
Day 04: Arughat to Soti Khola (730m):
From Arughat, we will start our trek and head towards Budhi Gandaki. We will cross the terrace fields of rice and millets. One can get an opportunity to explore the local villages in the route. After that we will slowly ascend towards Kyoropani and then descend to reach Seti Khola. Overnight at a tea house lodge.
Day 05: Soti to Machha khola (930m):
After passing off the bridge, we trek through the excellent Sal backwoods, and then climb onto an edge above immense rapid on the Budhi Gandaki. We at that point achieve Khursane whereupon the rough trail weaves its way all over, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rough trail sticking to the side of a cliff. Eventually we will descend down and past a couple of rice patios, and then climb up and around to the Gurung town of Labubesi. We additionally move behind a rough outcrop, where the valley opens up and the Budhi Gandaki winds among wide rock bars. Dropping to the sandy stream bed, we stroll along adjusted stones previously moving over a side edge. We head down again to the stream and cross another suspension bridge to achieve Machha Khola town. Medium-term in Machha Khola and incorporates breakfast, lunch and supper
Day 06: MachaKhola to Jagat (1410m):
The narrow trail makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola and then we will reach Khorlabesi. After a few more ups and downs we come across a small Hotspring in Tatopani. From the hot spring, we move over another edge, at that point cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. At this crossroads, we climb on a wide, very much created staircase, at that point over an avalanche and over an edge to Dobhan. After traversijng the Yaru Khola, we climb the stone stairs and after that drop to the waterway and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, we move over an edge, trek along the waterway and afterward move towards the town of Jagat. Medium-term in Jagat and incorporates breakfast, lunch and supper
Day 07: Jagat to Lakpa:
Today, we will be climbing a rocky ridge to Salleri and then we will descend to Sirdibas. Trekking ahead from Ghatte Khola will take us to a hanging bridge and then we will climb up to Phillim which is an ancient Gurung village. This valley is famous for its Japanese school and police station. Leaving Phillim behind, we will trek ahead and reach Lakpa. Overnight at Lakpa.
Day 08: Lakpa to Chumling:
Today’s trek will be trekking along the dense rhododendron and oak forests. The trail goes upwards to Ekle Bhatti and then we will get the magnificent view of river. Walking through these dense forests will take us the CHumling. Overnight at CHumling.
Day 09: Chumling to Chhokang Paro:
Trekking through the classic Tibetan culture influenced route make this trek more exciting and adventurous. The hospitality of these ancient people is the thing that we will remember after the trek as well. We will walk by observing the magnificent views of Himalayan ranges. Trekking ahead with the sightseeing of Ganesh Himal will take us to Chhokang Paro.
Day 10: Trek to Nile:
Passing via small villages, local school and seeing some of stupa, we will reach NIle. (It is called Chhorten by Buddhist people). On this day most of the trekkers may be sick because of the high-altitude sickness so we should be aware of high-altitude sickness. This day you will also get an opportunity to explore to a retreat of Monk Kongchog who had died after 26 years of meditation at retreat center. Buddhist monastery, ritual old thank as and the daily pray functions at monastery are the main thing to observe during this day. Overnight in Nile.
Day 10: Excursion to Mu Gompa and Dhephyudonma:
This is the day to visit historical Mu Gompa, walking through narrow valley and enjoying with morning sunrise Mu Gompa can be reached. After Mu Gompa we continue our journey to the Dhephu Doma Gompa. Local residents, Buddhist-Tibetan culture surrounded with rows of stupa and widening mountain vistas gives you more enjoyment and high satisfaction during the trip. Local Tibetan traditional breakfast and food is an extra attraction during this visit. Overnight in Nile
Day 11: Trek to Rachen Gompa:
We will be exploring the ancient monasteries and gompas on this day. This beautiful place is preserved by the Manaslu Conservation Area and has a unique cultural value. Trekking ahead of this trail will take us to Rachen Gompa. Overnight at Rachen Gompa.
Day 12: Trek to Gumba Lungdang:
Trekking ahead and leaving the villages and monasteries behind, we will reach Gumba Lungdang. We will trek through the dense rhododendron and oak forests to reach this ancient gompa. We will then cross a bridge over a river and reach the Chhokang village. Leaving Chhokang village behind, we will trek further and reach Gumba Lungdang.
Day 13: Gumba Lungdang to Bhi:
Today, we will continue to trek on the northern route of Tsum valley. We will pass the Dorjon Kharka village and reach Rana village. We will then cross a large suspension bridge and then trek to the Manaslu Budhi Gandaki river. We will then continue on this same route and reach Bhi. Overnight at Bhi.
Day 14: Bhi to Namrung:
Namrung town is a decent viewpoint for Siring and Ganesh Himal and from the town one can likewise observe Mt. Himal Chuli in the south. After a short stroll passing Deng, we cross the Budhi Gandaki and move to Rana at 1910m. From the bridge, we climb a bit to join a trail from Bhi, at that point we will climb west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. The trail additionally goes through backwoods and Mani where we turn towards a corner that forms to Ghap. Despite the fact that there is another course, we take the course through Prok town. Prok town has a perspective for a wonderful sight of Siringi Himal. We additionally cross the Budi Gandaki a few times today and run over a few gompas in the course. The trail follows the waterway upstream a thick woodland. Subsequent to intersection the waterway at a noteworthy spot where it roars down a narrow gorge, the backwoods turn out to be less thick and the trail is fine once more. The charming walk proceeds and after a last soak climb we achieve Namrung. Overnight in Namrung and incorporates breakfast, lunch and supper.
Day 15: Namrung to Lhogaon:
Namrung town is a decent viewpoint for Siring and Ganesh Himal and from the town one can likewise observe Mt. Himal Chuli in the south. We climb consistently and go through woodlands and achieve Lihi, a fine town with numerous chortens and terraces. The trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal in every case close by. We additionally go through Sho, Lho and Shyala towns before achieving Sama Village. We appreciate extraordinary perspectives of Mt. Manasly from Lho town and furthermore investigate the well-known Ribung Gompa. Overnight at Lhogaon.
Day 16: Lhogaun to Samagaon:
We will be trekking through the Shyala town to reach Samagaon. In Shyala town we will be encompassed by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to one side, Manaslu and huge ice sheets straight ahead, and other snow summits to one side, and at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. The present excursion closes in Samagaon where we spend the night.
Day 17: Samagaon – Samdo [3860m/12,660 ft]: 4 – 5 hours
Today, we descend to the Budhi Gandaki River, that has turned north and tail it to an extension 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 enlarges. It is a simple trail on a rack over the waterway passing the juniper and birch woodlands of Kermo Kharka. We drop off the rack, cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a projection between two forks of the stream. From a stone curve we can see a huge white kani. At long last going through the kani we discover Samdo. Overnight in Samdo and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 18: Rest Day in Samdo
This is another day set aside for proper acclimatization. There are two options for us today. The option that we highly recommend is a hike, up the valley directly at the back of the Samdo village. This climb will take us to one of the trade routes to Tibet for incredible perspectives of Mt. Manaslu alongside other Himalayan extents including Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Larkye Peak, Cheo and potentially Kang Guru behind the pass. On the way to these perspectives we pass numerous regular crowding settlements considered doksas and sight some lovely mountain feathered creatures like the Lophophorus (the national bird of Nepal), Lammergeyer and Himalayan Griffin taking off high above us. Another alternative for now could be an excursion to the Gya La (Large Pass) toward the north of Samdo, an all the more much of the time utilized exchanging course to Tibet. But, this is a somewhat longer climb (entire day) and thus could be a touch of tiring. Overnight in Samdo and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 19: Samdo – Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. [4460m/14, 628 ft]: 4 – 5 hours
Even today, we continue our walk down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and begin walking upward. After crossing two streams and seeing the Larkya Glacier we circumvent the valley of the Salka Khola and move up again to the stone visitor house (4450 m), which isn’t a hotel but a sort of haven called Dharmshala, otherwise called Larke Phedi. The short walk today additionally leaves a lot of time for acclimatization and unwinding toward the evening. Overnight in Dharmashala and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 20: Dharamsala – Larkya la [5160m/16, 924 ft] – Bimthang [3720m/12, 201 ft]: 8 – 9 hours
After a short climb, we achieve a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where we can appreciate awesome perspectives of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. At long last, we stroll crosswise over moraines of the icy mass, making a continuous rising which wind up more extreme just in the last area of the pass. From the go, there are remarkable perspectives of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the enormous Annapurna II. It is a more drawn out day than normal to Bimtang, yet to stroll into these low fields with the night fog coming in with Mt. Manaslu approaching close by is a mind-boggling background. Overnight in Bimthang and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 21: Bimthang – Tilije [2300m/7544ft]: 5 – 6 hours
From an edge at Bimthang, we can appreciate incredible views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal. We dive further and cross a high field (Sangure Kharka) trailed by an extension over Dudh Khola. We stroll through rhododendron woods and finish a trail a restricted valley until the point when we achieve the most elevated developed place where there is the valley at Karche, 2785 meters. We go crosswise over fields previously making a lofty move over an edge. The trail falls off the edge in a major, clearing curve to the waterway bank at 2580m. A short separation past is the town of Gho. Because of yesterday’s tiredness we may take a medium-term rest at Gho yet better hotels are accessible at Tilije, so Himalayan Glacier suggests we remain at Tilije. Overnight in Tilije Village and includes Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.
Day 22: Tilije to Dharapani – Trek and drive to Beshisahar (760m):
Today the trail runs gently downstream of the river passing the village of Dharapani. We catch local jeep and drive to Beshisahar. Overnight at lodge.
Day 23: Beshisahar to Kathmandu (1400m):
After breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight a hotel.
Day 24: Departure:
Transfer to airport for final departure to onwards destination.
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
- Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3/4/5 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
- Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking
- Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
- All accommodations during the trek.
- Your destination map.
- Both ways domestic Flights with airport tax.
- An experienced Government licensed holder Climbing guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
- Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
- All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
- Travel & Rescue arrangement.
- All government taxes and Vat.
- Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
- equipment / Gears
- Your Travel insurance.
- International airfare.
- Nepal entry visa (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
- All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, Water )
- Personal shopping and laundry etc.
- Personal trekking Equipment’s.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
- If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.