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Manaslu and Tsum Valley Treks - (21 Days )

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Manaslu and Tsum Valley Treks

Description
Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek lure thousands of trekkers every year, providing them with an opportunity to witness the geographically astounding and culturally enriched regions of Manaslu. The fascinating art, the remarkable hospitality of the Buddhist locals, their culture and traditions are something worth experiencing. Mt. Manaslu which is known as the “mountain of the spirit” lies at an altitude of 8165 m above the sea level.
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  • Overview
  • Duration 21 Days Group Size Minimum 2 Maximum 12
    Grade moderate Max Altitude 5,160
    Starting Point Soti Khola Ending Point Besi Sahar
    Accommodation Kathmandu 3*** Base hotel and Teah house, home stay and camping in mountain Part
    Meals Break fast in Kathmandu and breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee in mountain part
    Transportation Private and public

    Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek lure thousands of trekkers every year, providing them with an opportunity to witness the geographically astounding and culturally enriched regions of Manaslu. The fascinating art, the remarkable hospitality of the Buddhist locals, their culture and traditions are something worth experiencing. Mt. Manaslu which is known as the “mountain of the spirit” lies at an altitude of 8165 m above the sea level. Climbing above the floating clouds amidst the mesmerizingly giant Himalayas, the trekkers feel an overwhelming sensation beneath their skin. Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek is a newly opened trekking trail that takes us to the remote villages of the region through rough trails.

    Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek give you an opportunity to witness the culturally diverse areas along with the beautiful landscapes including the peaks of Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Himlung and Cheo Peaks. Tsum valley requires good physical fitness and at least three days to successfully complete the trek. Most of the trails here are untouched and not many tourists are aware of this trip which makes it even more exclusive and fascinating. The remote Tsum Valley is named after a Tibetan word “Tsumbo” which means vivid and we can only agree. Tsum Valley consists of its own distinct features that treasure lush vegetation, clear streams, natural hot springs, splashing waterfalls and much more. The valley lies between Baudha Himal, Chuli to the west, Sring Himal to the north and Ganesh Himal to the south. The trekkers are amazed by its ancient arts, religions, costumes, handicrafts and the warm hospitality from the ethnic groups. The area has numerous untouched wildlife because the Buddhists living here prohibit any external intrusion and mainly hunting. The area is well maintained and conserved by the local people, allowing only organized trekking groups special permits to gain entry into this region to explore this circuit.

    The highest point is the Larkya La Pass that lies at an elevation of 5230 m and it is the main highlights of the Manaslu region. The Chum valley and Manaslu circuit is one of the majestic Himalayan ranges and consists of cultural diversities and natural scenery with high altitude romantic glacier lakes. Buddhism is the main culture in the Manaslu and Tsum Valley which is followed by the majority of people and they celebrate festivals like Lhosar, Dhacyhang, Saka Dawa, Fanning etc. The trekkers will experience something extraordinary and will get to witness a spiritually enlightening festival if they come across any of the Buddhists celebrations. However, you can also get a better insight of the Buddhism culture and tradition by visiting Mu Gompa (3,700 m) which is one of the famous monasteries in the area. Trekkers who have a willingness to try an innovative adventure enriched with culture and tradition along with fantastic views of the mighty mountains, Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek is the life-changing trek for them!

     

    Day 1: Kathmandu to Sotikhola via Arughat
    Driving time: 11 to 12hrs 

     Day 2: Sotikhola to Machha Khola
    Trekking period: 6 – 7 Hours

     Day 3: Machha Khola to Jagat 
    Trekking period: 6 -7 hours
     
    Day 4: Jagat to Philim (1,590 m)
    Trekking period: 3 to 4hrs

    Day 5: Philim to Chumling (2363 m) 
    Trekking period: 6 to 7 hours

    Day 6: Chumling to Chhokangparo (3010 m)
    Trekking Period: 5 to 6 hours

    Day 7: Chokhangparo to the Nile (3361 m), or Mu Gomba via Milarepa cave 
    Trekking times: 6 to 7 hours

    Day 8: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3240 m)
    Trekking period: 5 to 6hrs.

    Day 9: Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2440 m)

    Trekking period: 5 to 6hrs.

    Day 10: Dumje to Deng (3130 m)
    Trekking period: 7 to 8hrs.

     Day 11: Deng to Namrung 
    Trekking period: 6 - 7 hours

    Day 12: Namrung to Samagaon 
    Trekking period: 6 to 7 hours

    Day 13: Acclimatisation day at Samagaon

    Day 14: Samagaon to Samdo 
    Trekking period: 4 - 5 hours

     Day 15: Samdo to Dharmashala 
    Trekking period: 4 - 5 hours

    Day 16: Dharmashala to Bhimthang 
    Trekking period: 8 to 9 hours
     
    Day 17: Bhimthang to Tilije
    Trekking period: 5 to 6 hours

    Day 18: Tilije to Tal 
    Trekking period: 5 - 6 hours

    Day 19: Tal to Syange 
    Trekking period: 6 to7 hours
     
    Day 20: Syange to Besisahar
    Trekking period: 4 - 5 hours

    Day 21: Besisahar to Kathmandu
    Driving period: 8 to 9hrs.

  • Detail Itinerary
    • Day One Kathmandu to Sotikhola via Arughat

      Driving time: 11 to 12hrs 

      We drive to Sotikhola early in the morning from Kathmandu. We make our way through a few bumpy roads filled with adventure and thrill that will keep us from dozing off in the bus. It is an 11 to 12 hours’ drive to Sotikhola, which offers us a splendid mountain scenery of the Nepalese countryside along with lush greenery.

    • Day Two Sotikhola to Machha Khola

      Trekking period: 6 – 7 Hours

      Making our way through the Sai forests, we climb onto a ridge above the splashing Budhi Gandaki. The trail continues along a rocky path as we climb uphill and downhill passing through two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of the cliff. The trail is a fun-filled, thrill-full journey that explores every path of the region. 
      On our way, we walk past the scattered Gurung villages in Labubesi. The trail descends towards the sandy river bed right before climbing steeply over a ridge. From here, we make our way down the river and walk across a swinging suspension bridge to reach the Machha Khola village where we will spend our first night in a tea house.

    • Day Three Machha Khola to Jagat

      Trekking period: 6 -7 hours

      After an early morning breakfast, we step upon a narrow trail as we cross the Tharo Khola River and make our way towards Khorlabesi. The trail goes up and downhill as we come across a small hot spring in Tatopani, which is absolutely delightful. The route continues over another ridge, crossing the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. We then come across a well-crafted staircase, after which we move past a landslide area over a ridge to Dobhan. Walking along another ridge over the splashing Yaru Khola we climb the stone stairs and then descend to a river and climb few more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. The trek from here takes us up to the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki as we climb over a ridge after which we walk along a river and then climb towards a small village at Jagat (1410 m) in a tea house. 

    • Day Four Jagat to Philim (1,590 m)

      Trekking period: 3 to 4hrs

      Our journey continues as we embark upon a rocky ridge to Salleri, from where the trail descends to Setibas. As we make our way up to the Ghatta Khola, we feel the valley widening a bit. From here, we make our way upstream passing through a long suspension bridge, leading us to Philim, a large Gurung village. We spend the night at a tea house.

    • Day Five Philim to Chumling (2363 m)

      Trekking period: 6 to 7 hours

      We witness the valley narrowing down as we walk past Philim to the north, across a forest. After crossing the Ekle Bhatti, we walk alongside a gorge and enter a dense pine tree forests. The trail descends down as we make our way to the Tsum Valley. We enjoy the views of the ever-mesmerizing Mt. Himalchuli as we walk through the pine and rhododendron forests. We reach at the Pass Lokpa as we climb further north through pines and rhododendrons, leading us to Ghumlong followed by Ripchet. We cross the Shiar Khola and finally arrive at our destination for the day, Chumling. We explore a few old Chumling gompa and walk in the stone streets of the village. Overnight in Teahouse.
       

    • Day Six Chumling to Chhokangparo (3010 m)

      Trekking Period: 5 to 6 hours

      Walking across a suspension bridge onto the opposite bank, we make our way alongside the Rainjham and Serpu Khola. We come across incredible views of the Ganesh Himal on our way, which leads us to the village of Chhokangparo. If the weather permits, we get to enjoy a crystal clear view of the peak of the Himalchuli which lies at an altitude of 7893 meters. We stay the night in a Teahouse.

    • Day Seven Chokhangparo to the Nile (3361 m), or Mu Gomba via Milarepa cave

      Trekking times: 6 to 7 hours

      Extra precaution is required today as climbing above the Chokhangparo hits trekkers hard with the altitude sickness. We make our way past the Lamagaon to the Rachen Gompa amidst the lush greenery. From here, we climb up to the Milarepa’s Cave followed by the Shiar Khola. The trail brings us to a small scattered village of Chhule, after which we climb upstream and cross the bridge to finally arrive at the Nile. Chhule-Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m-5km-3 hours walk). We are only a few steps away from touching the Tibetan border from here. We climb to the west bank of the valley admiring the Tibetan landscapes that move alongside us and does not leave our sight. We climb up to the Mu Gompa from where we make our way to Bhajyo, a remote area which only has yak farmhouse and no local houses which is quite fascinating. As we walk up the trail we now see amazing Tibetan peaks as well along with the Ganesh Himal range. After having our lunch, we explore the area. Overnight at a Teahouse.

    • Day Eight Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3240 m)

      Trekking period: 5 to 6hrs.

      After an early breakfast, we continue our trek descending down to Rachen Gumba which was established in 1905 AD. Rachen Gumba is one of the largest nunneries in the Shiar Khola Valley and holds a great importance in the region. The interior of the Gumba perfectly painted with Buddhist mural paintings which reflect the culture and tradition of the Buddhist ancestries. Overnight at a Teahouse.

    • Day Nine Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2440 m)

      Trekking period: 5 to 6hrs.

      The trail continues south until we come across a bridge that crosses to the west bank. From here, we descend to Chhokangparo which is followed by a descent to the previous trail for about 2 hours. We come across a small gompa at Gho (2485 m). We then take the northern route in the lower Tsum Valley and we finally arrive at our destination, Chumje via Yaju, Overnight in Teahouse.

    • Day Ten Dumje to Deng (3130 m)

      Trekking period: 7 to 8hrs.

      After a night at Chumje, we continue our trek embarking upon the northern route in the lower Tsum Valley. We make our way towards a village of Dorjon Kharka before reaching Rana. We swing our way across a large suspension bridge before reaching the main valley of the Manaslu Budhi Gandaki River. As per your interest, we can customize our schedule and walk further up to the village of Bihi. We spend the night at a Teahouse.

    • Day Eleven Deng to Namrung

      Trekking period: 6 - 7 hours

      After an early morning breakfast, we cross the Budhi Gandaki and climb to Rana which lies at an altitude of 1910 m. We pass through dense forests and mani stones admiring its aura that surrounds us through every step. The Prok village which is our next stop has a splendid view of the mighty Siringi Himal. We follow the trail which goes up a river through a dense forest. After crossing the river, we come across an impressive spot where it thunders down a narrow gorge and the forest becomes less dense. The pleasant walk continues and after a last steep climb, we reach at Namrung (2630 m).

    • Day Twelve Namrung to Samagaon

      Trekking period: 6 to 7 hours

      At Namrung, we get to witness the beautiful mountain peaks that surround the area including Mt. Siring, Mt. Ganesh Himal and Mt. Himal Chuli which lies in the south. En route, a steep climb to Lihi, we pass through a dense forest which is followed by a drop moving past a valley Simnang. Along our way, we step in the village of Lho from where we get an amazing view of Mt. Manaslu, and we also get to explore the famous Ribung Gompa. As we make our way through the lush greenery, we come to Shyala village, which surrounds us by mountains that provide us with an opportunity to take photos of the beautiful Samagaon. We spend the night here at 3530 m height.

    • Day Thirteen Acclimatisation day at Samagaon

      A day for acclimatization gives us an opportunity to explore and learn about the local culture of Samagaon village and its people. The trails of the village are filled with mani stones with Budhhists prayers and texts carved in it and the Sherpa women clad in traditional clothes and ornaments set the ancient and antique ambiance of the region. We climb up from Samdo which leads us to one of the trade passes to Tibet, offering us a mesmerizing view of the mighty Himalayas including Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Larkye Peak, Cheo and possibly Kang Guru. En route, we will pass numerous types of wildlife and birds. We also visit an old Gompa (Pungyen Gompa) that lies on a little hill near the Sama village which has splendid views of the glacier. 

    • Day Fourteen Samagaon to Samdo

      Trekking period: 4 - 5 hours

      After an early morning healthy breakfast, we descend down to the Budhi Gandaki River as we join the Larkya la Trail and pass several mani walls. From here we observe the valley beginning to widen up. The trail gets easier to pass as we continue walking above the river passing through the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. The trail descends to the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and steeply climbs onto a promontory between two forks of the river. From a stone arch here, we can enjoy the view of a large white kani. Finally making our way through the kani, we reach our destination, Samdo (3860 m).

    • Day Fifteen Samdo to Dharmashala

      Trekking period: 4 - 5 hours

      A bridge over the Budi Gandaki leads us to an ascending trail towards Larkya Glacier. En route we stumble upon two streams. We make our way around the valley of Salka Khola and climb up again to a stone guest house (4450 m).  It’s a gentle and short walk up to Dharmashala, leaving us plenty of time for acclimatization and relaxing in the afternoon. Overnight in Dharmashala. (4460 m).

    • Day Sixteen Dharmashala to Bhimthang

      Trekking period: 8 to 9 hours

      After a healthy breakfast, we make our way to a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where we get to witness mesmerizing views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. To get to our destination, we climb across moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper in the last section of the pass. This is the highest point of the trek that lies in an elevation of 5160m. We take pictures of the outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. To walk up to Bhimthang is longer relatively, but walking into the beautiful low pastures with the evening mist coming in with Mt. Manaslu, is an unforgettable experience which makes the trekking look short and we reach Bhimthang in no time. Overnight in Bimthang (3700 m).

    • Day Seventeen Bhimthang to Tilije

      Trekking period: 5 to 6 hours

      We spend some time in Bhimthang admiring the incredible views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal. After that, the trail descends further more crossing a high pasture followed by a swinging bridge over Dudh Khola. We then make our way through the fruity smell of the rhododendron forests that leads us towards a narrow valley. We pass across fields before taking a steep climb over a ridge takes us to the sweeping arc to the river bank at 2580m. A few more uphill climb finally takes us to our destination, Tilije, where we spend the night at an elevation of 2300m. 

    • Day Eighteen Tilije to Tal

      Trekking period: 5 - 6 hours

      After an early morning breakfast, we climb over a small ridge and enjoy the stone paved trail as it passes through villages. We experience the authentic local culture of the village and continue our journey crossing over the bridge over the flowing Dudh Khola. The trail from here ascends through a chorten-shaped arch, subsequently passing a mani wall and reaching the Thonje village at last. We continue a gradual walk along the river crossing a few bridges until we reach the village of Tal that is situated at the foot of a large waterfall (1700m).

    • Day Nineteen Tal to Syange

      Trekking period: 6 to7 hours

      The trail continues down to Chyamje village. En route, we come across the splashing Marshyangdi Khola once again which is followed by the Marsyandi valley, that opens up leading us towards beautiful terrace fields and villages clung very high to the hillsides. From here, the trail gently goes downhill as we get to witness the fresh rhododendron and pine forests on our way to Syange where we will spend the night (1080m).

    • Day Twenty Syange to Besisahar

      Trekking period: 4 - 5 hours

      This is the final trekking destination of our journey which takes us to Besisahar. A 2 hours gentle walk up the mountain followed by a gradual descend down passing through farmland, we reach a busy road that takes us to Besisahar.

    • Day Twenty One Besisahar to Kathmandu

      Driving period: 8 to 9hrs.

      After our breakfast, we take a 5- 6 hours bus ride back to Kathmandu, from where you will be escorted back to your hotel. Rest and relax until the evening. You will then be joining a farewell dinner with the team.

  • Trip Includes/Excludes
  • Annapurna conservation permit

    TIMS Card

    Tsum Valley and Manaslu special Permit

    Fluent English speaking trekking and climbing guide

    Porters to carry your luggage, food, tent and necessary things

    Food, Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea coffee during the trekking part

    Accommodations during the trekking part

    Transport by land and flight

    Insurance for trekking crews

    Airports pick up and drop - 2 times on arrival and departure

    First aid kit for trekking crews

    Personal equipment for trekking gear

    Personal insurance for travel to Nepal

    Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

    Emergency rescue evacuation

    Personal expenses

    Gratuities (tips)

    Bar bills, mineral water on trek

    Hot shower/battery charge for camera during trek 

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Overview

Duration 21 Days Group Size Minimum 2 Maximum 12
Grade moderate Max Altitude 5,160
Starting Point Soti Khola Ending Point Besi Sahar
Accommodation Kathmandu 3*** Base hotel and Teah house, home stay and camping in mountain Part
Meals Break fast in Kathmandu and breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee in mountain part
Transportation Private and public

Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek lure thousands of trekkers every year, providing them with an opportunity to witness the geographically astounding and culturally enriched regions of Manaslu. The fascinating art, the remarkable hospitality of the Buddhist locals, their culture and traditions are something worth experiencing. Mt. Manaslu which is known as the “mountain of the spirit” lies at an altitude of 8165 m above the sea level. Climbing above the floating clouds amidst the mesmerizingly giant Himalayas, the trekkers feel an overwhelming sensation beneath their skin. Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek is a newly opened trekking trail that takes us to the remote villages of the region through rough trails.

Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek give you an opportunity to witness the culturally diverse areas along with the beautiful landscapes including the peaks of Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Himlung and Cheo Peaks. Tsum valley requires good physical fitness and at least three days to successfully complete the trek. Most of the trails here are untouched and not many tourists are aware of this trip which makes it even more exclusive and fascinating. The remote Tsum Valley is named after a Tibetan word “Tsumbo” which means vivid and we can only agree. Tsum Valley consists of its own distinct features that treasure lush vegetation, clear streams, natural hot springs, splashing waterfalls and much more. The valley lies between Baudha Himal, Chuli to the west, Sring Himal to the north and Ganesh Himal to the south. The trekkers are amazed by its ancient arts, religions, costumes, handicrafts and the warm hospitality from the ethnic groups. The area has numerous untouched wildlife because the Buddhists living here prohibit any external intrusion and mainly hunting. The area is well maintained and conserved by the local people, allowing only organized trekking groups special permits to gain entry into this region to explore this circuit.

The highest point is the Larkya La Pass that lies at an elevation of 5230 m and it is the main highlights of the Manaslu region. The Chum valley and Manaslu circuit is one of the majestic Himalayan ranges and consists of cultural diversities and natural scenery with high altitude romantic glacier lakes. Buddhism is the main culture in the Manaslu and Tsum Valley which is followed by the majority of people and they celebrate festivals like Lhosar, Dhacyhang, Saka Dawa, Fanning etc. The trekkers will experience something extraordinary and will get to witness a spiritually enlightening festival if they come across any of the Buddhists celebrations. However, you can also get a better insight of the Buddhism culture and tradition by visiting Mu Gompa (3,700 m) which is one of the famous monasteries in the area. Trekkers who have a willingness to try an innovative adventure enriched with culture and tradition along with fantastic views of the mighty mountains, Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek is the life-changing trek for them!

 

Day 1: Kathmandu to Sotikhola via Arughat
Driving time: 11 to 12hrs 

 Day 2: Sotikhola to Machha Khola
Trekking period: 6 – 7 Hours

 Day 3: Machha Khola to Jagat 
Trekking period: 6 -7 hours
 
Day 4: Jagat to Philim (1,590 m)
Trekking period: 3 to 4hrs

Day 5: Philim to Chumling (2363 m) 
Trekking period: 6 to 7 hours

Day 6: Chumling to Chhokangparo (3010 m)
Trekking Period: 5 to 6 hours

Day 7: Chokhangparo to the Nile (3361 m), or Mu Gomba via Milarepa cave 
Trekking times: 6 to 7 hours

Day 8: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3240 m)
Trekking period: 5 to 6hrs.

Day 9: Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2440 m)

Trekking period: 5 to 6hrs.

Day 10: Dumje to Deng (3130 m)
Trekking period: 7 to 8hrs.

 Day 11: Deng to Namrung 
Trekking period: 6 - 7 hours

Day 12: Namrung to Samagaon 
Trekking period: 6 to 7 hours

Day 13: Acclimatisation day at Samagaon

Day 14: Samagaon to Samdo 
Trekking period: 4 - 5 hours

 Day 15: Samdo to Dharmashala 
Trekking period: 4 - 5 hours

Day 16: Dharmashala to Bhimthang 
Trekking period: 8 to 9 hours
 
Day 17: Bhimthang to Tilije
Trekking period: 5 to 6 hours

Day 18: Tilije to Tal 
Trekking period: 5 - 6 hours

Day 19: Tal to Syange 
Trekking period: 6 to7 hours
 
Day 20: Syange to Besisahar
Trekking period: 4 - 5 hours

Day 21: Besisahar to Kathmandu
Driving period: 8 to 9hrs.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day One Kathmandu to Sotikhola via Arughat

    Driving time: 11 to 12hrs 

    We drive to Sotikhola early in the morning from Kathmandu. We make our way through a few bumpy roads filled with adventure and thrill that will keep us from dozing off in the bus. It is an 11 to 12 hours’ drive to Sotikhola, which offers us a splendid mountain scenery of the Nepalese countryside along with lush greenery.

  • Day Two Sotikhola to Machha Khola

    Trekking period: 6 – 7 Hours

    Making our way through the Sai forests, we climb onto a ridge above the splashing Budhi Gandaki. The trail continues along a rocky path as we climb uphill and downhill passing through two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of the cliff. The trail is a fun-filled, thrill-full journey that explores every path of the region. 
    On our way, we walk past the scattered Gurung villages in Labubesi. The trail descends towards the sandy river bed right before climbing steeply over a ridge. From here, we make our way down the river and walk across a swinging suspension bridge to reach the Machha Khola village where we will spend our first night in a tea house.

  • Day Three Machha Khola to Jagat

    Trekking period: 6 -7 hours

    After an early morning breakfast, we step upon a narrow trail as we cross the Tharo Khola River and make our way towards Khorlabesi. The trail goes up and downhill as we come across a small hot spring in Tatopani, which is absolutely delightful. The route continues over another ridge, crossing the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. We then come across a well-crafted staircase, after which we move past a landslide area over a ridge to Dobhan. Walking along another ridge over the splashing Yaru Khola we climb the stone stairs and then descend to a river and climb few more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. The trek from here takes us up to the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki as we climb over a ridge after which we walk along a river and then climb towards a small village at Jagat (1410 m) in a tea house. 

  • Day Four Jagat to Philim (1,590 m)

    Trekking period: 3 to 4hrs

    Our journey continues as we embark upon a rocky ridge to Salleri, from where the trail descends to Setibas. As we make our way up to the Ghatta Khola, we feel the valley widening a bit. From here, we make our way upstream passing through a long suspension bridge, leading us to Philim, a large Gurung village. We spend the night at a tea house.

  • Day Five Philim to Chumling (2363 m)

    Trekking period: 6 to 7 hours

    We witness the valley narrowing down as we walk past Philim to the north, across a forest. After crossing the Ekle Bhatti, we walk alongside a gorge and enter a dense pine tree forests. The trail descends down as we make our way to the Tsum Valley. We enjoy the views of the ever-mesmerizing Mt. Himalchuli as we walk through the pine and rhododendron forests. We reach at the Pass Lokpa as we climb further north through pines and rhododendrons, leading us to Ghumlong followed by Ripchet. We cross the Shiar Khola and finally arrive at our destination for the day, Chumling. We explore a few old Chumling gompa and walk in the stone streets of the village. Overnight in Teahouse.
     

  • Day Six Chumling to Chhokangparo (3010 m)

    Trekking Period: 5 to 6 hours

    Walking across a suspension bridge onto the opposite bank, we make our way alongside the Rainjham and Serpu Khola. We come across incredible views of the Ganesh Himal on our way, which leads us to the village of Chhokangparo. If the weather permits, we get to enjoy a crystal clear view of the peak of the Himalchuli which lies at an altitude of 7893 meters. We stay the night in a Teahouse.

  • Day Seven Chokhangparo to the Nile (3361 m), or Mu Gomba via Milarepa cave

    Trekking times: 6 to 7 hours

    Extra precaution is required today as climbing above the Chokhangparo hits trekkers hard with the altitude sickness. We make our way past the Lamagaon to the Rachen Gompa amidst the lush greenery. From here, we climb up to the Milarepa’s Cave followed by the Shiar Khola. The trail brings us to a small scattered village of Chhule, after which we climb upstream and cross the bridge to finally arrive at the Nile. Chhule-Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m-5km-3 hours walk). We are only a few steps away from touching the Tibetan border from here. We climb to the west bank of the valley admiring the Tibetan landscapes that move alongside us and does not leave our sight. We climb up to the Mu Gompa from where we make our way to Bhajyo, a remote area which only has yak farmhouse and no local houses which is quite fascinating. As we walk up the trail we now see amazing Tibetan peaks as well along with the Ganesh Himal range. After having our lunch, we explore the area. Overnight at a Teahouse.

  • Day Eight Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3240 m)

    Trekking period: 5 to 6hrs.

    After an early breakfast, we continue our trek descending down to Rachen Gumba which was established in 1905 AD. Rachen Gumba is one of the largest nunneries in the Shiar Khola Valley and holds a great importance in the region. The interior of the Gumba perfectly painted with Buddhist mural paintings which reflect the culture and tradition of the Buddhist ancestries. Overnight at a Teahouse.

  • Day Nine Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2440 m)

    Trekking period: 5 to 6hrs.

    The trail continues south until we come across a bridge that crosses to the west bank. From here, we descend to Chhokangparo which is followed by a descent to the previous trail for about 2 hours. We come across a small gompa at Gho (2485 m). We then take the northern route in the lower Tsum Valley and we finally arrive at our destination, Chumje via Yaju, Overnight in Teahouse.

  • Day Ten Dumje to Deng (3130 m)

    Trekking period: 7 to 8hrs.

    After a night at Chumje, we continue our trek embarking upon the northern route in the lower Tsum Valley. We make our way towards a village of Dorjon Kharka before reaching Rana. We swing our way across a large suspension bridge before reaching the main valley of the Manaslu Budhi Gandaki River. As per your interest, we can customize our schedule and walk further up to the village of Bihi. We spend the night at a Teahouse.

  • Day Eleven Deng to Namrung

    Trekking period: 6 - 7 hours

    After an early morning breakfast, we cross the Budhi Gandaki and climb to Rana which lies at an altitude of 1910 m. We pass through dense forests and mani stones admiring its aura that surrounds us through every step. The Prok village which is our next stop has a splendid view of the mighty Siringi Himal. We follow the trail which goes up a river through a dense forest. After crossing the river, we come across an impressive spot where it thunders down a narrow gorge and the forest becomes less dense. The pleasant walk continues and after a last steep climb, we reach at Namrung (2630 m).

  • Day Twelve Namrung to Samagaon

    Trekking period: 6 to 7 hours

    At Namrung, we get to witness the beautiful mountain peaks that surround the area including Mt. Siring, Mt. Ganesh Himal and Mt. Himal Chuli which lies in the south. En route, a steep climb to Lihi, we pass through a dense forest which is followed by a drop moving past a valley Simnang. Along our way, we step in the village of Lho from where we get an amazing view of Mt. Manaslu, and we also get to explore the famous Ribung Gompa. As we make our way through the lush greenery, we come to Shyala village, which surrounds us by mountains that provide us with an opportunity to take photos of the beautiful Samagaon. We spend the night here at 3530 m height.

  • Day Thirteen Acclimatisation day at Samagaon

    A day for acclimatization gives us an opportunity to explore and learn about the local culture of Samagaon village and its people. The trails of the village are filled with mani stones with Budhhists prayers and texts carved in it and the Sherpa women clad in traditional clothes and ornaments set the ancient and antique ambiance of the region. We climb up from Samdo which leads us to one of the trade passes to Tibet, offering us a mesmerizing view of the mighty Himalayas including Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Larkye Peak, Cheo and possibly Kang Guru. En route, we will pass numerous types of wildlife and birds. We also visit an old Gompa (Pungyen Gompa) that lies on a little hill near the Sama village which has splendid views of the glacier. 

  • Day Fourteen Samagaon to Samdo

    Trekking period: 4 - 5 hours

    After an early morning healthy breakfast, we descend down to the Budhi Gandaki River as we join the Larkya la Trail and pass several mani walls. From here we observe the valley beginning to widen up. The trail gets easier to pass as we continue walking above the river passing through the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. The trail descends to the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and steeply climbs onto a promontory between two forks of the river. From a stone arch here, we can enjoy the view of a large white kani. Finally making our way through the kani, we reach our destination, Samdo (3860 m).

  • Day Fifteen Samdo to Dharmashala

    Trekking period: 4 - 5 hours

    A bridge over the Budi Gandaki leads us to an ascending trail towards Larkya Glacier. En route we stumble upon two streams. We make our way around the valley of Salka Khola and climb up again to a stone guest house (4450 m).  It’s a gentle and short walk up to Dharmashala, leaving us plenty of time for acclimatization and relaxing in the afternoon. Overnight in Dharmashala. (4460 m).

  • Day Sixteen Dharmashala to Bhimthang

    Trekking period: 8 to 9 hours

    After a healthy breakfast, we make our way to a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where we get to witness mesmerizing views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. To get to our destination, we climb across moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper in the last section of the pass. This is the highest point of the trek that lies in an elevation of 5160m. We take pictures of the outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. To walk up to Bhimthang is longer relatively, but walking into the beautiful low pastures with the evening mist coming in with Mt. Manaslu, is an unforgettable experience which makes the trekking look short and we reach Bhimthang in no time. Overnight in Bimthang (3700 m).

  • Day Seventeen Bhimthang to Tilije

    Trekking period: 5 to 6 hours

    We spend some time in Bhimthang admiring the incredible views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal. After that, the trail descends further more crossing a high pasture followed by a swinging bridge over Dudh Khola. We then make our way through the fruity smell of the rhododendron forests that leads us towards a narrow valley. We pass across fields before taking a steep climb over a ridge takes us to the sweeping arc to the river bank at 2580m. A few more uphill climb finally takes us to our destination, Tilije, where we spend the night at an elevation of 2300m. 

  • Day Eighteen Tilije to Tal

    Trekking period: 5 - 6 hours

    After an early morning breakfast, we climb over a small ridge and enjoy the stone paved trail as it passes through villages. We experience the authentic local culture of the village and continue our journey crossing over the bridge over the flowing Dudh Khola. The trail from here ascends through a chorten-shaped arch, subsequently passing a mani wall and reaching the Thonje village at last. We continue a gradual walk along the river crossing a few bridges until we reach the village of Tal that is situated at the foot of a large waterfall (1700m).

  • Day Nineteen Tal to Syange

    Trekking period: 6 to7 hours

    The trail continues down to Chyamje village. En route, we come across the splashing Marshyangdi Khola once again which is followed by the Marsyandi valley, that opens up leading us towards beautiful terrace fields and villages clung very high to the hillsides. From here, the trail gently goes downhill as we get to witness the fresh rhododendron and pine forests on our way to Syange where we will spend the night (1080m).

  • Day Twenty Syange to Besisahar

    Trekking period: 4 - 5 hours

    This is the final trekking destination of our journey which takes us to Besisahar. A 2 hours gentle walk up the mountain followed by a gradual descend down passing through farmland, we reach a busy road that takes us to Besisahar.

  • Day Twenty One Besisahar to Kathmandu

    Driving period: 8 to 9hrs.

    After our breakfast, we take a 5- 6 hours bus ride back to Kathmandu, from where you will be escorted back to your hotel. Rest and relax until the evening. You will then be joining a farewell dinner with the team.

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Trip Includes/ Excludes

Annapurna conservation permit

TIMS Card

Tsum Valley and Manaslu special Permit

Fluent English speaking trekking and climbing guide

Porters to carry your luggage, food, tent and necessary things

Food, Breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea coffee during the trekking part

Accommodations during the trekking part

Transport by land and flight

Insurance for trekking crews

Airports pick up and drop - 2 times on arrival and departure

First aid kit for trekking crews

Personal equipment for trekking gear

Personal insurance for travel to Nepal

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Emergency rescue evacuation

Personal expenses

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Bar bills, mineral water on trek

Hot shower/battery charge for camera during trek 

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