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Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek

Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek

The Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek is an adventurous mixture of two amazing treks: the Manaslu Trek and the Tsum Valley Trek. Since it is the combination of two, the number of days for the whole trek also expands to a 24 days’ adventure.

This is one of the most challenging and adventurous treks in the Manaslu Region.

It is one of the newly opened trekking routes, that will guide you into the solitude of the Himalayas. You will get to explore the best of wildlife, view of the Himalayan peaks and much more.

As you trek into the Tsum valley, you will also get to explore the secluded villages, ancient monasteries, and high altitude pass. The great Manaslu trail has the most beautiful sceneries, up-close view of Mt. Manaslu and a variety of flora and fauna.

The highest point that you will reach in this trek is the Larkya La Pass, that is around 5,106 meters. This pass reserves a breathtaking view of Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Kang Guru, and Annapurna Massif.

Manaslu Trek and Tsum Valley Trek serve as a great alternative for the popular Annapurna Circuit. If you prefer to avoid the crowds and enjoy the trek in peace, this trek is certainly a piece of cake for you. This trek has a similar route, views, and experiences.

Highlights of the Trek

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola
  • Budhi Gandaki River Valley
  • Visiting the oldest Buddhist Monasteries: Mu Gompa and Lungdang Gompa
  • Exploring one of the most sacred caves in Tsum valley, the Milarepa (Pigeon) Cave
  • Trekking around the world’s 8th highest mountain, Mt. Manaslu
  • Majestic views of the mountains (Manaslu, Himchuli and Ganesh Himal)
  • Exploring the untouched and secluded culture of Tibetan Nupri and Gurung inhabitants
  • Exploring the Hidden Tsum Valley
  • A side trip to Manaslu Base Camp or around Birendra Lake

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Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek Itinerary

This is 24 days of adventure into the mystic Himalayas of Nepal. Every day of your trek will be adventurous and full of surprises. Here is what includes in your entire trip:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Elevation: 1,350m/4,428ft

This is your first day in Nepal. Our team member will welcome you at the Airport and transfer you to one of the finest hotels in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

This is the day where you will be exploring the major touristic areas inside Kathmandu valley. Also, this is the day where you will get your permits for the trek.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Soti Khola

Elevation: 710 meters

Duration: 7 – 8 hours drive

Highlights:

  • Scenic drive to Soti Khola with mesmerizing views of mountains and countryside life of Nepal.
  • An off-road drive from Dhading Besi to Aarughat

Overnight in Soti Khola.

Day 4: Soti Khola to Machha Khola

Elevation: 930 meters

Duration: 6 hours hike

Highlights:

  • Trekking through Budhi Gandaki, Khursane, Gurung village of Lalubesi and Machha Khola
  • Walking through rocky trails, view of tropical waterfalls, and suspension bridge

Overnight n Machha Khola

Day 5: Machha Khola to Jagat

Elevation: 1340 meters

Duration: 7 hours hike

Highlights:

  • Trekking through narrow trails, ups and downs to Khorla Besi by crossing Tharo Khola
  • Hot Spring in Tatopani
  • Cross Budhi Gandaki Suspension Bridge
  • Climbing through the well-crafted staircase and go over a ridge to reach Dobhan
  • Another Suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola

Overnight at Jagat

Day 6: Jagat to Lokpa

Elevation: 2390 meters (Lokpa)

Duration: 6 hours hike

Highlights:

  • Reach Salleri and get a beautiful view of Mount Sringi.
  • Descend to Sridibas, and cross the longest suspension bridge in Nepal. Climb up to Lokpa, north of Philim.
  • Climb along the forest areas to reach Ekle Bhatti
  • Walking through beautiful pine forests and witness gorge.
  • Take the right trail to Tsum Valley

Overnight at Lokpa.

Day 7: Lokpa to Chumling (Lower Tsum)

Elevation: 2390 meters (Chumling)

Duration: 5 hours hike

Highlights:

  • The first glimpse of Tsum valley with mountain views
  • Views of the hidden valley as we move forward to Ghumlong and Ripchet
  • Exploring Chumling, a traditional Buddhist village

Overnight at Chumling.

Day 8: Chumling to Chhokangparo (upper Tsum Valley)

Elevation: 3031 meters (Chhokangparo)

Duration: 5 hours hike

Highlights:

  • Walking through suspension bridges, maize and potato fields
  • Crossing the valley across a scenic ridge
  • Exploring Chhokangparo, a small settlement under the cliffs

Overnight at Chhokangparo.

Day 9: Chhokangparo to Nile/ Mu Gompa

Elevation: 3360 meters (Nile)

Duration: 7 hours hike

Highlights:

  • Exploring Mu Gompa, the largest monastery in the region, and also the highest farthest point in Tsum Valley.
  • Exploring the valley, that looks like a bowl surrounded by mountains

Overnight at Nile village.

Day 10: Nile to Rachen Gompa

Elevation: 3240 meters (Rachen Gompa)

Duration: 4 hours hike

Highlights:

  • Walking through Chule and Phurbe, where Sherpa Home Stays are available.
  • Walking along the banks of Siyar River
  • Exploring Rachen Gompa, a nunnery

Overnight at Rachen Gompa.

Day 11: Trip to Ganesh Himal Base Camp

Elevation: 4200 meters (Ganesh Himal Base Camp)

Duration: 7 to 8 hours hike

Highlights:

  • Walking through small pasture lands, monastery and Laudang River
  • Pine and rhododendron forests
  • Passing the lateral moraine of Torogumba glacier.
  • Scenic and close up view of the mountains from Ganesh Himal Base Camp
  • Return Back to Gumba Lungdang

Overnight in a tent.

Day 12: Rachen Gompa to Chumling

Elevation: 2386 meters (Chumling)

Duration: 6 hours hike

Highlights:

  • Crossing a river to pass through Chhokangparo and descend to Chumling
  • Siyar Khola

Overnight at Chumling.

Day 13: Chumling to Deng

Elevation: 1860 meters (Deng)

Duration: 7 to 8 hours

Highlights:

  • View of Sringi Himal
  • Hiking through Ghatta Khola, maize, millet and potato farms
  • Hiking through uninhabited gorge and trails at the bank of Budhi Gandaki, bamboo forests

Overnight at Deng Village.

Day 14: Deng to Namrung

Elevation: 2660 meters

Duration: 6-7 hours hike

Highlights:

  • Exploring Rena, Sringi Valley and Namrung
  • View of Sringi Himal across Budhi Gandaki River several times

Overnight stay at Namrung.

Day 15: Namrung to Lho Gham

Elevation: 3180 meters

Duration: 5 hours trek

Highlights:

  • Beautiful views of Sringi and Ganesh Himal
  • Trekking into the alpine that is stunningly blessed with the mountain views
  • Trekking through beautiful forests, villages and barely terraces
  • First view of Manaslu from Lho village.
  • Enjoy the sunrise and sunset from a lodge or Gumba.

Overnight stay at Lho village.

Day 16: Lho Gham to Samagaun

Elevation: 3520 meters

Duration: 4 hours trek

Highlights:

  • Explore Gumbas, Tibetan settlements, and alpine scenery
  • A day to get acquainted with Sherpa culture and tradition, as we stop at Samagaun.
  • Explore the town of Samagaun

Overnight stay at Samagaun.

Day 17: Samagaun (Rest Day)

Duration: 4-5 hours

Highlights:

  • Hike up to Manaslu Base Camp or Pungyen Gompa and Birendra Tal

Day 18: Sama to Samdo

Elevation: 3680 meters (Samdo)

Duration: 3 – 4 hours hike

Highlights:

  • Birch forests that surround Kermo Kharka (a stone wall)
  • Mayol Khola and Samdo Glacier
  • Beautiful view of the Samdo peak and Syacha Glacier

Overnight stay at Samdo Village.

Day 19: Samdo to Larkya Phedi to Dharmasala

Elevation: 4460 meters

Duration: 5 hours hike

Highlights:

  • Grassy slopes with scrub juniper, rhododendron and lichen cover the granite above the Syacha Khola Valley
  • Beautiful view of the source of Syacha Glacier
  • The beautiful Larkya Glacier beyond the Larkya La Phedi

Overnight stay at Dharmashala.

Day 20: Larkya La Phedi to Bhimthang

Elevation: 3720 meters (Bhimthang), Larkya La (5100 meters)

Duration: 8 – 9 hours hike

Highlights:

  • Hiking to the north side of Larkya Glacier
  • Amazing views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak
  • Stunning panoramic views of different mountain ranges
  • Bird’s eye view of the glacial action that feeds the upper Dudh Khola
  • Astounding views of Pawal Peak, Cheo Himal, Himlung Pyramid and many more

Overnight stay at Bhimthang.

Day 21: Bhimthang to Gho

Elevation: 2515 meters

Duration: 5 to 6 hours hike

Highlights:

  • Walking through a drop to cross the stony glacier
  • Beautiful Pine and Rhododendron forests
  • Views back towards the Larke, Manaslu, Nadi and Chuli Himal
  • Walking through the bank of Dudh Khola, past Hompuk (a rock shelter) and Sangura Kharka.

Overnight stay at Gho.

Day 22: Gho to Dharapani

Elevation: 1920 meters

Duration: 4 hours hike

Highlights:

  • Trek through farmlands to the old paved village of Tilje.
  • Descending to Marsyangdi Valley through the scrub forest.

Overnight stay at Dharapani

Day 23: Dharapani to Besisahar to Kathmandu

Elevation: Besisahar- 760 meters, Kathmandu 1300 meters

Duration: 7 to 8 hours ride

Highlights:

  • The off-road trip to Besisahar in a Jeep
  • Back to Kathmandu

Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Day 24: Final Departure

This is your last day in Kathmandu where we will pick you from your hotel and transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport for the final departure.

Conclusion

Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley Trek is a wonderful and adventurous trek for all those who are seeking to enjoy nature at a good pace.

The trek might seem long and tedious, but the entire trek is a journey into tranquility and beauty of nature, as well as the mystical mountain culture. However, you need to prepare well for this journey. Make sure that you choose the season as per your convenience and taste.

A beautiful blend of nature and culture, this adventurous journey is sure to enrich your soul.

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