Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley

Activity Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley

Lowest Altitute 606 m

Highest Altitute 5100 meter above sea level in larke pass

Diffuculty Easy

Duration 18 Days

Best Season March-May, September-November

Cost $ 1032 / Person

Group size 1 to 50

Tucked away in a remote corner, Tsum Valley is a hidden gem of Nepal. Converted to a trekking destination from a restricted region recently in 2008, it has been visited and loved by many trekkers since then. Apart from its thrilling exuberance, Tsum valley possesses a great holy significance, which is showcased by the numerous ancient monasteries, chortens, and Gompas. 

The trek begins from Arughat, following the trail led by Budhi Khola. You will cross many rivers, like the Maccha Khola, Yaru Khola, and Soti Khola on your trek. As you make your way through forests and waterfalls, you enter the the lower Tsum valley through Chumling, and are greeted by a number of Monasteries. From the largest to the oldest, this trek covers most of the monasteries of the region, like the Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa, etc. You then head back to AaruGhat through Philim and Jagat, and drive back to Kathmandu.

Tsum valley has a lot of unexplored depth to itself, which can be very satisfying to adventure seekers. Moreover, the natural beauty and long-held cultural heritage add to the already grand demeanor of Tsum Valley.

Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

You will be warmly welcomed by our representative at Tribhuvan International airport and transferred to the hotel by private vehicle.


Day 02: Enchanting journey to Sotikhola from Kathmandu on seven hours’ drive

We depart Kathmandu following downhill curves of Prithvi Highway on the first part of the day and head towards SotiKhola for overnight stay.


Day 03: Soti Khola to Macchi Khola

We begin our trek from Soti Khola following the flat trail along Budhi Gandaki river coast perceiving a breathtaking glimpse of green hills, pretty waterfall. We pass numerous villages and cross Sal, Chilaune and other vegetation forests on our way to Macchi Khola.


Day 04: Macchi Khola to Jagat (Enter Restricted Area)

We head to Khola Besi crossing Machha khola walking on narrow trail through a hot water spring commonly known as TatoPani. We pass the first Cantilever Bridge of Nepal and numerios suspension bridges, beautiful waterfalls wandering on trail lining on coast of Budhi Gandaki river on our way to Jagat from Machhakhola.


Day 05: Jagat to Philim

Climb over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then descend to Setibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. Continue upstream to a long suspension bridge. Climb up to Philim, a large Gurung village.


Day 8: Philim to Chumling



Day 9: Chumling to Chokhangparo

We wake up early in the morning and after having breakfast we start our trek crossing suspension bridge onto the opposite bank. we can have the view of mt.ganesh Himal and after walking ups and down we will reach gho village and have rest for a moment. we continues 2 hours more to reach chhokangparo for overnight stay.


Day 10: Chokhangparo to Nile via Milarepa cave

Today we trek through the village of ngakyu, leru, lama gaon, etc. and we will visit cave too. It is belived that saint Milarepa had meditated here in the cave (enter inside the cave we need to pay Rs.300/$3). We continue our trek by passing pangdum village having magnificent big stupa and after walking a while we will reach the nile for overnight stay.   


Day 11:  Nile to Chekampar 


Day 12: Chekampar to Chumling

Day 13:  Chumling to Deng 


Day 14:  Deng to Namrung 

 


Day 15: Namrung to Lho Gaun 

 We follow flat steadily uphill trail that passes Tibetan village Sho from Namrung to find ourselves at Lho Gaun for overnight stay with a beautiful and mesmerizing view of Mount Manasulu for the first time during your trek.


Day 16: Lho Gaun to Samagaon

We head to Samagaon with eye catching glimpse of peak 29 following the path that runs right bank of the river.


Day 17: Visit around Samagaun and Trek to Punging Gumba or Manasalu Base Camp

Rest day at Samagaon; beautiful and tranquil village surrounded mountains, for acclimatization. We visit a beautiful Lake called Birendra taal and Punging Gumba or Manasulu Base Camp as per your desire.


Day 18: Samagaun to Samdo

We leave Samagaon climbing gently uphill path that passes windy valley to arrive at Samdo located on alpine zone near the Tibetan border for overnight stay. If the Physical condition is all well we can also climb samdo peak.


Day 19: Samdo to Dharmasala

We follow gently upward serpentine trail crossing wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki river towards Dharmasala residing on Larkya la Phedi. We stay overnight in Dharmasala with the view of the mountain larke Peak and the backside of Manasalu.


Day 20: Dharmasala to Larkela Pass to Bhimthan 

We gradually ascend Larkya la pass trekking on the rocky trail then walk steep downhill crossing pass through rock and ice trail, to arrive at Bimthang for overnight stay. Sometimes, we have to wait for another day to cross pass due to heavy snowing.


Day 21: Bhimthan to Goa or Tilche

We head our journey to Tilche leaving Bhimthan on downhill trail that runs amidst pine and rhododendron forest till we reach Dudh koshi river and finally arrives at Goa or Tilche for Night stay.


Day 22: Trek from Goa or Tilche to Dharapani and drive to Besisahar (End of Restricted Area) 

After about an hour trek from Goa or Tilche we reach Dharapani and we drive on a jeep (sharing or reserve) to besisahar.


Day 23: Drive to Kathmandu

Return to Kathmandu from Pokhara by tourist vehicle peeping beauty of green sceneries and rice terrace fields.  

Day 24: Return Flight

We drive you to the airport on the basis of your scheduled flight.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

You will be warmly welcomed by our representative at Tribhuvan International airport and transferred to the hotel by private vehicle.


Day 02: Enchanting journey to Sotikhola from Kathmandu on seven hours’ drive

We depart Kathmandu following downhill curves of Prithvi Highway on the first part of the day and head towards SotiKhola for overnight stay.


Day 03: Soti Khola to Macchi Khola

We begin our trek from Soti Khola following the flat trail along Budhi Gandaki river coast perceiving a breathtaking glimpse of green hills, pretty waterfall. We pass numerous villages and cross Sal, Chilaune and other vegetation forests on our way to Macchi Khola.


Day 04: Macchi Khola to Jagat (Enter Restricted Area)

We head to Khola Besi crossing Machha khola walking on narrow trail through a hot water spring commonly known as TatoPani. We pass the first Cantilever Bridge of Nepal and numerios suspension bridges, beautiful waterfalls wandering on trail lining on coast of Budhi Gandaki river on our way to Jagat from Machhakhola.


Day 05: Jagat to Philim

Climb over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then descend to Setibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. Continue upstream to a long suspension bridge. Climb up to Philim, a large Gurung village.


Day 8: Philim to Chumling



Day 9: Chumling to Chokhangparo

We wake up early in the morning and after having breakfast we start our trek crossing suspension bridge onto the opposite bank. we can have the view of mt.ganesh Himal and after walking ups and down we will reach gho village and have rest for a moment. we continues 2 hours more to reach chhokangparo for overnight stay.


Day 10: Chokhangparo to Nile via Milarepa cave

Today we trek through the village of ngakyu, leru, lama gaon, etc. and we will visit cave too. It is belived that saint Milarepa had meditated here in the cave (enter inside the cave we need to pay Rs.300/$3). We continue our trek by passing pangdum village having magnificent big stupa and after walking a while we will reach the nile for overnight stay.   


Day 11:  Nile to Chekampar 


Day 12: Chekampar to Chumling

Day 13:  Chumling to Deng 


Day 14:  Deng to Namrung 

 


Day 15: Namrung to Lho Gaun 

 We follow flat steadily uphill trail that passes Tibetan village Sho from Namrung to find ourselves at Lho Gaun for overnight stay with a beautiful and mesmerizing view of Mount Manasulu for the first time during your trek.


Day 16: Lho Gaun to Samagaon

We head to Samagaon with eye catching glimpse of peak 29 following the path that runs right bank of the river.


Day 17: Visit around Samagaun and Trek to Punging Gumba or Manasalu Base Camp

Rest day at Samagaon; beautiful and tranquil village surrounded mountains, for acclimatization. We visit a beautiful Lake called Birendra taal and Punging Gumba or Manasulu Base Camp as per your desire.


Day 18: Samagaun to Samdo

We leave Samagaon climbing gently uphill path that passes windy valley to arrive at Samdo located on alpine zone near the Tibetan border for overnight stay. If the Physical condition is all well we can also climb samdo peak.


Day 19: Samdo to Dharmasala

We follow gently upward serpentine trail crossing wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki river towards Dharmasala residing on Larkya la Phedi. We stay overnight in Dharmasala with the view of the mountain larke Peak and the backside of Manasalu.


Day 20: Dharmasala to Larkela Pass to Bhimthan 

We gradually ascend Larkya la pass trekking on the rocky trail then walk steep downhill crossing pass through rock and ice trail, to arrive at Bimthang for overnight stay. Sometimes, we have to wait for another day to cross pass due to heavy snowing.


Day 21: Bhimthan to Goa or Tilche

We head our journey to Tilche leaving Bhimthan on downhill trail that runs amidst pine and rhododendron forest till we reach Dudh koshi river and finally arrives at Goa or Tilche for Night stay.


Day 22: Trek from Goa or Tilche to Dharapani and drive to Besisahar (End of Restricted Area) 

After about an hour trek from Goa or Tilche we reach Dharapani and we drive on a jeep (sharing or reserve) to besisahar.


Day 23: Drive to Kathmandu

Return to Kathmandu from Pokhara by tourist vehicle peeping beauty of green sceneries and rice terrace fields.  

Day 24: Return Flight

We drive you to the airport on the basis of your scheduled flight.

Cost Included

- One well trained and professional guide.

- Airport pickup and drop up.

- Insurance, food, accommodation, and fees for porter and guide for the whole trek.

- Rescue help.

- First aid and medical for guide and porter.

- restricted area permits $100 for 7 days included for Manaslu trek.

- manaslu national park permits $30 included.

- annapurna conservation permit $30 included

- travel information Manuel TIMS $10 included

- tsum valley restricted area special permit included $40.

- All government TAX and VAT.

- All national park and permits

Cost Excluded

- Accommodation, Meals and drinks during the treks and your stay in Nepal.


- Personal, medical and evacuation insurance


-Cost raised by re-routing, cancellation, political disturbance etc.


- Any other expenses which are not mentioned above.

<p>To enjoy your trip more you need to be comfort and breathability all day long, for that you need to put emphasis on equipment’s that are necessary. The following list includes items that are necessary which can also be hired. Backpack: During your trip you need to be careful to make the weight of your clothing equipment down to minimum. Your packed trek bag, should weigh no more than 15 kilograms (33 pounds.) Sleeping Bag: Sleeping bag rated to at least 15-degrees Fahrenheit (Optional/ Sleeping bag is provided by us if necessary) Duffel Bag Flash Light (Head lamp) Sun glass Water purifier Feet Trekking boots Lightweight sandals Woolen socks (3 pairs) Clothes While packing your clothes, you need to be careful to not to pack heavy clothes. It’s rather good to go on layers than in bulky clothes. Hat (For warmth) Lightweight long sleeve trekking shirts Long sleeves are good for sun protection. Light weight makes for easy wash material Fleece Jacket or pullover Underwear (4 pairs) Fleece or wool trouser/ Pants Gaiters (Optional) Thermal Clothing (As per the Season) Lightweight rain Jacket Warm Gloves or mittens Sports bra Miscellaneous Items Sun block Toilet articles and towel Small Knife First-aid kit (containing all drugs prescribed to you) Batteries backup</p> <p>Proper trekking shoes ( Waterproof and snow resistance)- Good one not available in Nepal</p> <p>Sun hat, warm woolen socks &amp; warm cap- can be bought in Nepal for cheap</p> <p>Warm trekking Clothes - Can be bought at cheap cost in Nepal</p> <p>Water purification pills - can be bought for cheap in Nepal</p> <p>Altitude sickness resistance pills - Can be bought for cheap in Nepal</p> <p>Down Jacket - can be Rented from the agency at USD 1.50 per day ( any loss or damage will occur a fine of USD 100)</p> <p>Down-Sleeping Bag- Can be rented from the agency at USD 1.50 per day ( any loss or damage will occur a fine of USD 100)</p> <p>personal small trekking bag- can be bought for cheap in Nepal and a duffel bag will be provided to carry your 10 kg up the Himalayas by the porter.</p> <p> <br> </p>

Food

No meals are included on the cost but our staff and guide will help you get access to the best restaurants and hotels in Kathmandu and also help you get access to good organic and healthy meals during your trek. Our sister Agency Everest Trekkers Fuel is also the sole provider of freeze-dry trekking and climbing meals and can be provided to you with small Additional Cost.

Accomodation

You would recommend you accommodated at Nagarjun homestay with facilities of hot water, western toilets, electricity, television, free WIFI during Kathmandu stay. And recommend you to stay at teahouses with facilities granted by teahouses during a trek. But the cost does not include any accommodation. Our guide and staff will help you to get access to the best accommodation at the budget value.

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