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Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

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Trip Facts:
  • Activities:
  • Trekking & Sightseeing
  • Max. Height:
  • 5135m/16842ft
  • Duration:
  • 26Days
  • Size:
  • Min. 2 pax
  • Grade:
  • Moderate/Difficult
  • Season:
  • Sep-Nov, Mar-Jun
  • Accomodation:
  • Lodge/Guesthouse
  • Meal:
  • Full Board On Trek


The Tsum valley is a new trekking route in Nepal adjoining the Manaslu Circuit trek. The trek still kept in restricted area because of cultural and Bio-diversity of area and minimum number of traveler should be 2 person to do trek in Tsum valley and Manaslu. Trek slowly being well-known because of unique and untouched culture, Bio- diversity, genuine Buddhist life still living in cave, superb landscapes from sub-tropical to high arid, massive glaciers, sparking lakes and view of superb Himalayas.

The trek start from the sub-tropical, along the reverse of Bhudi Gandaki river, passing through the typical Nepalese villages, cultivate farm, amazing scenery of lush and green, stunning waterfalls, hot springs, temple and monastery. As we continue trek and ascending the higher, we walk through forest and crossing over wooden washed bridge is life time experience, we often spot wild animals and birds. Once we reach at Tsum area, we will see their untouched and unique culture as they living and practicing Buddhism in cave and their ancient monastery is amazing. The area is surrounding by high Himalayas. Then we continue trek to Larkye La Pass, smooth trail leading us through villages and encounter the life style of people regards on elevations. Along the trail we often see old chorten which is amazing and monastery such as lho Monastery. Syalla is amazing places to see high Himalayas including Mt. Manaslu, Hiuchuli and numerous other peaks and landscapes. The trail keep ascending along the river passing villages called Samagau, Samdo, Dharamasal and then finally our effort goes for Larkye La Pass. The summit present great view of Himalayas, glacier and lakes then descending into the forest to Marshyandi valley and drive to Beshi sahar from Dharapani.

Trip Highlight
• Kathmandu valley Sightseeing.
• Explore pristine Budi Gandaki river valley and Gorge.
• Visit natural hot spring.
• Spectacular natural bio-diversity.
• Visit 5oo years load Buddhist Shrine.
• Explore cave, lake and religious site.
• Breathtaking views of Mt. Manaslu, Mt.Himchuli, Ganesh Himal etc.
• Untouched Tibetan culture.
• Life time experience crossing Larkye la pass.
• Trek on few step far from Tibet –Roof of the world.

Outline Itinerary.
Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu 1350m. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Soti Khola 900m- 9hrs drive. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 04: Soti Khola to Machhi Khola 1000m- 6hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 05: Machhi Khola to Yaru Beshi 1100m- 6hr.Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 06: Yaru besi to Ekle Bhatti 1750m- 6hrs. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 07: Ekle Bhatti to Chumling 2360m- 6hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse. 

Day 08: Chumling to Chhokang-Paro 3000m- 5hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse

Day 09: Chhokang-Paro to Nile 3360m- 5hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse. 

Day 10: Nile to Mu Gompa 3700m- 3hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 11: Mu Gompa to Chhokkang Paro 2600m- 5hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 12: Rechen Gompa to Gumba Lungdang 3200m- 6hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse

Day 13: Explore the valley or trip to Ganesh Himal BaseCamp 7hrs Trek in round trip. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 14: Gumba Lungdang to Ripchet- 2640m 6hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 15: Ripchet to Phewa 2165m- 5hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 16: Phewa to Gyap 2500m- 5hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 17: Gyap - Syalla 3410m- 4hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 18: Syalla to Samagau 3517m- 4hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 19: Acclimatization Day. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 20: Samagau – Samdo 3740m- 4hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 21: Samdo – Dharmasala 4480m- 4hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 22: Larkey la Pass – Bhimthang 3890m- 8hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 23: Bhimthang – Tilche 3110m- 6hrs Trek. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 24: Tilche – Besishahar 1hrs walk and 8hrs Drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 25: Rest in Kathmandu.

Day 26: Departure.

Note: The above itinerary is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. Trek itinerary can be customized according to your interest, desire, time and requirements. The trip cost will be according to your require basis as a Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for a customized program.

Detail Itinerary

Detail Itinerary of 26Days Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek.
Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan international airport our official represented will be meet you, then transfer to hotel.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
Today, you’ll be driven to in the city where you will explore the monuments which are listed in the world’s heritage sites.
Boudhanath Stupa: One of the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal.
Pashupatinath Temple: This Hindu shrine is located on the banks of the Bagmati River where dead is cremate daily.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: Ancient royal palaces and home of the living Goddess.
Swayambhunath Square: Also known as the monkey temple, from here you will get a panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley. The swayambhunath temple bends 2 religions Hinduism and Buddhism.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Soti Khola 900m/2952ft- 9hrs drive.
The drive starts an early morning from Kathmandu to Soti Khola, the smooth drive starts from Kathmandu and passing a beautiful landscapes with view of high Himalayas. The bus will be stopping for breakfast, lunch, toileting and taking photographs. After Passing Dhading Beshi the drive continues on bumpy road. The drive offers beautiful Nepalese village with their life-styles, great Himalayan view with deep valley and then last part of drive goes along the Budi Gandaki river before reaching Soti Khola.
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 04:  Soti Khola to Machhi Khola 1000m/3280ft- 6hrs Trek.
The trek starts after breakfast and passing through in the forest, villages, gorge with great view of landscapes, waterfall and dotted villages on hills. The sloppy landscapes at Lapu Beshi make the trip more interesting then trek continues along the Budi Gandaki river to Machhi Khola.
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 05:  Machhi Khola to Yaru Beshi 1100m/3608ft- 6hrs Trek.
Today the gentle trail leading along the river on foot of massive gorge and passing hot spring. After Dovan villages the path taking gradual up on the massive rock all the to Yaru Beshi. We often encounter monkeys and multi-colors birds.
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 06:  Yaru beshi to Ekle Bhatti 1750m/5740ft- 6hrs Trek.
We have a gentle path along the river on foot of massive gorge, passing typical stone-cluster gurung villages. From upper Jagat you are entering in RESTRICTED AREA where we need to registered official Permits to step in protected area. Trek continues along the river passing thick villages, crossing Suspension bridge and short ascends bring us at Philim. Then short easy trek takes us to small village, Ekle Bhatti.
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 07:  Ekle Bhatti to Chumling 2360m/7740ft- 6hrs Trek.
Today, our trekking trail starts east bank from the Budi Gandaki river and then Gumpel River. The strenuous trekking trail continues in the dense blooming rhododendron forest and encounter multi-color birds, deer, monkeys. After lunch at Lokpa, we continues trek, ascends through dense forest with deep valley to typical ancient village, Chumling at bottom of Siringi Himalaya.
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 08: Chumling to Chhokang-Paro 3000m/3840ft- 5hrs Trek.
The gentle trek starts after breakfast and it goes through the typical mountain villages. After crossing a suspension bridge, we ascends up through sloppy hill to ridge. The ridge is decorated by colorful Buddhist flags and Chortens and it provides amazing Himalayan mountains view with deep valley. Easy short trek on potatoes farm takes us at first village of Tsum valley, Chhokang-Paro and the village is on courtyard of Himalaya.
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 09: Chhokang-Paro to Nile 3360m/11020ft- 5hrs Trek. 
From today, we doing trek in Tsum valley. The gentle trail passing through dense cluster ancient villages between giant hills. As trek continues in the valley, you will be surprised to come cross the Buddhist sites. Those Buddhist sites are very impressive because it untouched and ancients sites. We visit historical Milerapa cave and Tibetan poetry Milerapa descript Tsum valley is the heaven of the earth. We often cross the river by suspension and wooden bridge to last village of Tsum valley, Nele.
Overnight at home-stay.

Day 10: Nile to Mu Gompa 3700m/12136ft- 3hrs Trek.
The gradual up ascend goes along the river passing ancient Tibetan stupas in yak pasture. As your trek ascends higher, you will be welcomed by massive snow-capped mountains. Mu Gomba is the monastery where all the locals and monks practice Buddhism. The Monastery has 2 parts, upper and new part is hostel and quarters, these are normally for monk. Old part of Gomba is Monastery where monks do daily ceremony in the morning and evening. After lunch we will do some side trip to Nuns monastery. We often meet local doing up and from border with local transporters yak to brings daily needs. 
Overnight at Monastery.

Day 11: Mu Gompa to Chhokang Paro 3000m/9840ft - 5hrs Trek.
Wake-up early morning to see sunrise over the Himalayas and trek along the river, passing a villages and visit Rechen Gompa, A nunneries Gomba which is look after by female monks. Then trek continues passing villages to Chhokang-Paro
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 12: Chhokang-Paro to Gumba Lungdang 3200m/10496ft- 6hrs Trek.
Our trek starts after breakfast from Chhokang-Paro and the trail descends with great view of valley to Dumchi. Then gradual-up trek continues along the river in the dense forest to Gumba Lungdeng. We often encounter wild animals, birds etc.
Overnight at monastery.

Day 13: Explore the valley or trip to Ganesh Himal Base Camp 4200m/13776ft- 7hrs Trek in round trip.
Today we hike to Ganesh Himal Base camp. After breakfast we starts trek from Monastery with pack-lunch. The trek goes in the deep forest with roaring of animals and singing birds. Ganesh Himal Base Camp is surrounded by snow-capped mountains in 360º degrees. After taking photographs, retrace to Gumba Lungdeng.
Overnight at Monastery.

Day 14: Gumba Lungdang to Ripchet- 2640m/8659ft- 6hrs Trek.
Trek descending through dense forest to Dumchi then gradual up trail leading to Ripchet. This village is very typical then other villages till now there is no lodges and guesthouses. The villages is build in one single row on the top of the ridge. The villages is stand on foot of Ganesh Himal II and the villages offers exceptional view of Sirangi Himal, Ganesh Himal, Buddha Himal and deep valley with Chumling and Chumchet villages.
Overnight at home-stay.

Day 15:  Ripchet to Phewa 2165m/7100ft- 5hrs Trek.
You will see amazing sunrise view on the Sirangi Himal. Then trek starts descending in dense forest, passing Lokpa. Then gentle trail in the gorge take you in Phewa.
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 16:  Phewa to Gyap 2500m/8200ft- 5hrs Trek.
The trek starts after breakfast, we have gentle trail, it passing through deep gorge, forest and villages. As trek continues, you cross the suspension bridge and ascend up to Rana gau and get stunning view of waterfall. Eastern bank of the trail lead to Sarong Gomba but our trail goes southern bank of river to Gyap.
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 17:  Gyap - Syalla 3410m/11184ft- 6hrs Trek. 
Our trek starts after breakfast. The trail goes through gurung villages and trek in the dense forest to Namrung. Very exciting and interesting trek continues in the forest with roaring of deer, singing of birds and come cross to very interesting stone. We have an other permits check point at Namrung. As we resume trek, it goes into the forest and short ascend brings us at Sho, a village at bottom of Mountains. you see amazing ancient Buddhist shrines and stupas. The path passing a lho village and short climbs brings us at the ridge know as Shyalla. Shyalls is the one of the best view point in Manaslu trek. You will see Mountain view in 360º degrees including breathtaking Mt. Manaslu and amazing sunset view will be seen from Syalla.
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 18: Syalla to Samagau 3517m/11535ft- 3hrs Trek.
You’ll see amazing sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Manaslu. We starts trek after breakfast, we have a short an easy trek to Sama gau but according you physical and desire we can to tough day as well with side trip to Pungen Gomba.
Pungen Gomba descript as hidden monastery in Manaslu trek on foot of Mt. Manaslu. The Gomba is located in southern part of Mt. Manaslu and the trail goes gradual and steep up from Syalla with great view of mountains, glacier and lakes. After ttaking photograph and spending some time, descends trek to Sama Gau, a village at bootom of eastern part of Mt. Manaslu with bakery, internet, laundry, trekking gear, phone etc.
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 19: Acclimatization Day.
Today is acclimatization day at Samagaun. As it a acclimatization day, we can choose any of program, as we you want and as your desire. These are tough hike and easy hike.
Tough Hike: As you select the tough hike, the trail leaving from Sama village, goes along the river to the frozen lake and the source of lake is melt snow running from Manasslu Base Camp. We often encounter deer around the frozen lake. From end of the eastern part of lake the trail ascending steep-up with great view of deep valley and massive sloppy glaciers. The path is very tough and challenging to Manaslu Base Camp but worth to do it.
Easy Hike: This easy hike take you around the village, monastery, lakes and cross the Budi Gandaki river by suspension bridge to get other side of the river and enter in the yak pasture. From here, we will do short ascends to ridge and get perfect view of Mt. Manaslu, sloppy glacier and other sister peaks.
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 20: Samagau to Samdo 3740m/12267ft- 4hrs Trek.
The trek starts after breakfast and the gradual up trek goes along the Budi Gandaki river with stunning view of Mt. Manaslu. After crossing suspension bridge, short ascends bring us at Samdo, a last village before crossing Larkya La Pass. The villages is very tiny with merge of Tibetan and Nepalese culture. You’ll get superb sunrise and sunset view from village.
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 21: Samdo to Dharmasala 4480m14694- 4hrs Trek.
You’ll see awesome sunrise view on the massive peaks then trek starts after breakfast. The trek starts on yak pasture with semi-mountains landscapes. After crossing a suspension bridge and short ascends take us at junction known as Larkya Bazaar which is used to be trade centre between Tibetan people and local people. The trek continues climbing- up with view of giant mountain and north side of Mt. Manaslu to Dharmasala.
Overnight at tent or guesthouse.

Day 22: Dharmasala to Bhimthang via Larkya La Pass 3890m/12759ft- 8hrs Trek.
Today is one of the tough, challenging and exciting day in entire your Manaslu Tsum valley trek. As it is a hard day, we need to starts trek in very early morning from Dharamsala. The trails ascending on off-beaten track with view of high Himalayas with deep valley. As you ascending higher the Himalayan view get closer and closer to us. The trail continues, pass stunning frozen lakes on bottom of the mountains and the trail became tougher as we came close to summits of Larkya La Pass because rapidly gaining of altitude in short period. The summits is located at ridge between base of two massive giant peaks and it is decorated by multi-color of Tibetan flags. After spending some time at Larkya Pass and taking photographs, trek on down with superb view of mountains, lakes, huge glaciers. The trail is often slippery from summits to the bottom but more slippery in springs. As we trek descending, we back at lush and green at Bhimthang. Bhimthang is located at base of the massive Himalayas and it offers awesome sunrise and sunrise view of Himalayas.
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 23: Bhimthang to Tilche 3110m- 6hrs Trek.
Trek descending with superb view of Himalayas and then trek on into the dense forest. As we trek into the forest, we often see monkeys, birds and passing a vilages of Yak kharka, Soti Khola, Guwa before reaching Tilche, a big gurung villages after crossing Larkya La Pass.
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 24: Tilche to Kathmand via Beshisahar 1hrs walk and 8hrs Drive.
We have an hours trek to Darapani and then a rough road drive starts from Dharapani, the drive goes along the Marshyandi river, drive offers amazing landscapes, gorge and mountains. We have a lunch at Beshishar then drive to Kathmandu
As today is the last day of the trek there will be a fare-well dinner with the trekking crew.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 25: Rest in Kathmandu.
Today you deserve to have rest in Kathmandu because you had a done a life time challenging trek. If you desire to see anything’s in Kathmandu, we will happy to assist arranging any program for you.
Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 26:  Departure.
According to your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the international airport.

Include / Exclude

Cost Includes:
1. International and Domestic Airport-up and drop-off.
2. 4Nights tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
3. All the required ground transportation as mention in the Itinerary.
4. Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
5. Trekking Permits(TIMS, MCAP,ACAP,Tsum Valley Cards)
6. Guide and Porter salary, accommodation, food and Insurance.
7. Three times meal in Day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with Hot drinks).
8. Fresh fruits after dinner and cookies at tea rime.
9. Trekking gear as your need sleeping bag, Down Jacket etc..
Kathmandu to Soti Khola & Beshi Sahar to Kathmandu by bus.

Cost Excludes:
1. Travel insurance.
2. Any sort of rescues such as Helicopter.
3. Hot shower.
4. Miscellaneous personal expense Laundry, Internet, Soft and Hard drinks.
5. Gratitude to guide and porters



Trekking Equipments

What you need to carry before your departure on your trip.
Daypack up to 50 litre.
Down Jacket.
4Seasons sleeping bag.
Sleeping bag liner.
Water bottle.
Trekking pole.

Upper Body – Head/Ears/Eyes.
Sun head or Gulf cap
Sun glasses 100% UV protection with side shields and hard-sided storage in case.
Headlamp or torch light with at least 1pair of extra battery. 
Ear-muffs . 
Sun Lotions /Sun cream .

1Pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic. 
1Elevation water proof wristwatch. 
1Nail cutter.
1Pair wind/waterproof gloves.

2Cotton t-shirts.
1Synthetic t-shirt.
2Long sleeve polyester or synthetic lightweight for sunny days. V-neck
zipper provides addition venting options which are good for changing temperatures.
1Soft shell jacket water & wind resist.
1Women swimming dress bathing in Hot spring.
Inner cloths as you need

Lower Body—legs. 
1Pair nylon hiking short paints which most beQuick drying type not cotton.
1Pair cotton paints(loose jeans/khakis). 
1Pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
1Pair waterproof/windproof paint.
2Pair inner Thermal for day and night. 
Inner cloths as you needed.

 3Pair of trekking socks.  
 1Pairs woollen socks wearing on evening. 
1Pair light sport or shoes sneaker. 
Trekking boots.

Medicines & First Aid Kits. 
Ibuprofen for general aches and pains. 
Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrheal.
Diamox(commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please talk to with trek leader before taking medicine.
1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band aides, 
anti-infection ointments, etc. 
Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Miscellaneous But Important
# Passport and extra passport photos (4Copies)
# Immunization Record
# Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport
# Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its' effectiveness over time
# Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type
# Mosquito repeal gel.
# Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc 
# 3-4 Large durable plastic bags, for keeping miscellaneous gear dry inside you pack. Also nice for separating clean from dirty laundry 
# Nylon stuff waterproof sacks for food and gear storage 
# 2 bandanas 
# Ear plugs 



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