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Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek - (21 days)

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Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek

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  • Overview
  • Duration 21 days Days Group Size Min. Pax. (02) - Max. Pax. (12)
    Grade moderate Max Altitude 5160m
    Starting Point Soti Khola Ending Point Besi Sahar
    Accommodation 3***best hotel in Kathmandu with B.B. plan and, teahouse during the trekking.
    Meals Three meals a day, and tea/ coffee.
    Transportation Airport picks up and drop, and private vehicle Soti Khola, and private jeep to Kathmandu.

    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 “Tsumbu” 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 exotic 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 into 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!

    Outline itinerary - Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek

    Day 01
    Arrival to Kathmandu
    on your arrival representatives from Malung treks will be there at the airport to give you a warm Nepali welcome and transfer to your hotel.

    Day 02
    Kathmandu to Sotikhola 700m/23 1,33ft via Arughat.
    Driving time 11 to 12 hrs.

    Day 03
    Sotikhola to Machha Khola 869m/286,77ft.
    Trekking period 6 to 7 Hrs.

    Day 04
    Machha Khola to Jagat 1340./442,2ft.
    Trekking period 6 to 7 hrs.

    Day 0 5
    Jagat to Philim1,590m/524,7ft.
    Trekking period 3 to 4 hrs.

    Day 06
    Philim to Chumling 2363m/779,79ft.
    Trekking period 6 to 7 hrs.

    Day 07
    Chumling to Chhokangparo 3010m/993,3ft.
    Trekking Period 5 to 6 hrs.

    Day 08
    Chokhangparo to the Nile 3361m/1,109,13ft. or Mu Gomba via Milarepa cave.
    Trekking times 6 to 7 hrs.

    Day 09
    Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa 3240m/1,069,2ft.
    Trekking period 5 to 6hrs.

    Day 10
    Rachen Gompa to Dumje 2440m/805,2ft.
    Trekking period 5 to 6hrs.

    Day 11
    Dumje to Deng 3130m/1,032,9ft.
    trekking period 7 to 8hrs.

    Day 12
    Deng to Namrung 2630m/867,9ft.
    Trekking period 6 to 7 hrs.

    Day 13
    Namrung to Samagaon 3,520m/1,16 1,6ft.
    Trekking period 6 to 7 hrs.

    Day 14
    Acclimatisation day at Samagaon 3520m/1,16 1,6ft

    Day 15
    Samagaon to Samdo 3,875m/1,278,75ft.
    Trekking period 4 to 5 hrs.

    Day 16
    Samdo to Dharmashala 4,460m/1,471,8ft.
    Trekking period 4 to 5 hrs.

    Day 17
    Dharmashala to Bhimthang 3,590m/1,184,7ft.
    Trekking period 8 to 9 hrs.

    Day 18
    Bhimthang to Tilije 2300m/759,33ft.
    Trekking period 5 to 6 hrs.

    Day 19
    Tilije to Jagat 1301m/249,00ft.
    Trekking period 5 to 6 hrs.

    Day 20
    Jagatto Kathmandu1300m/4,290ft.
    Driving period 8 to 9hrs.

    Day 21
    Departure

  • Detail Itinerary
    • Day One: Kathmandu to Sotikhola: 700m/2,310ft via Arughat

      Driving time: 9 to 10hrs 
      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 a 10 to 11 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: 869m/286,77ft

      Trekking Time: 6 to 7 Hrs

      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: 1340m/442,2ft

      Trekking period: 6 to 7 hours

      After 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: 1,590m/524,7ft

      Trekking period: 3 to 4 hrs

      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 :2363m/449,79ft

      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 gompas and walk in the stone streets of the village. Overnight in Teahouse.
       

    • Day Six: Chumling to Chhokangparo: 3010m/993,3ft

      Trekking Period: 5 to 6 hours

      Walking across a suspension bridge onto the opposite bank, we make our way alongside the Rainjam and Sherpa 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: 3361m/1,109,13ft, 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 site. 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: 3240m/1,069,2ft

      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: 2,440m/8,052ft

      Trekking period: 5 to 6 hrs.

      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: 1,860m/6,138ft

      Trekking period: 7 to 8 hrs.

      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: 2,630m/8,679ft

      Trekking period: 6 to 7 hrs.

      After 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 Namrung (2630m).

    • Day Twelve: Namrung to Samagaon: 3,520m/1,16 1,6ft

      Trekking period: 6 to 7 hrs.

      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: 3,520m/1,16 1,6ft

      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 wall 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 Simran, 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: 3,875m/1,278,75ft

      Trekking period: 4 to 5 hrs.

      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 (3860m).

    • Day Fifteen: Samdo to Dharmashala: 4,460,/1,471,8ft

      Trekking period: 4 to 5 hrs.

      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. (4460m).

    • Day Sixteen: Dharmashala to Bhimthang: 3590m/1,184,7ft

      Trekking period: 8 to 9 hrs.

      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 Bhimthang (3700m).

    • Day Seventeen: Bhimthang to Tilije: 2,300m/7,590ft

      Trekking period: 5 to 6 hrs.

      We spend some time in Bhimthang admiring the incredible views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Hima,l and Cheo Himal. After that, the trail descends furthermore 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 Jagat: 1300m/4,290ft

      Trekking period: 5 - 6 hrs.

      After 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 Chhorten-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. still all we will go gradually climb downhill to the Chamje and here too we head our final destination to the Jagat at guest house.  

    • Day Nineteen: Jagat to Kathmandu: 1,300m/4,290ft

      Driving period: 8 to 9hrs.

      After our breakfast, we take a 2- 3 hours by local Jeep, and by car 5 to 6 hours 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
  • Includes: 

     

    • Airport picks up and drops private vehicle.
    • 3***best hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Three meals a day and tea/coffee during the trek.
    • Seasonal fresh fruits during the trek. 
    • highly experienced, helpful and English speaking friendly trekking guide. 
    • one porter between 2  Trekkers
    • kathamandu to Sotikhola private Jeep.
    • Jagat to Besishar local Jeep, Besishar to Kathmandu by car.
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the treks.
    • Duffle bag to pack your trekking equipment.
    • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
    • First aid kit for an emergency.
    • Manasalu Conservation and Restricted area  Entry  Permit with Tsum Vally. 
    • TIMS Card, Trekkers' Information Management System. 

    Excludes:

     

    • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
    • Personal Travel insurance for Travel to Nepal
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos for the visa process
    • you can also check online before you come: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa
    • Soft and Hard drinks including water
    • Snacks and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the Trek 
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Wifi, Battery charger, and phone Charger.
    • Tips, Gratuities for trekking staff and Drivers
  • Departure Dates
  • No departure dates as of now
  • Tour Notes
  • Altitude, distance and trekking times are all approximate.
    Daily trekking times will normally be between 5 and 7 hours unless stated

    If you are interested to go Pokhara and paragliding, boating or cycling let us know. 
    Also, if you would like to see Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, go rafting or visit Chitwan National Park. Please, tell us your desires and we will do our best arrange it for you.
    Departure dates and itinerary arrangements can be custom-tailored to your needs, so please contact us with your inquiries regarding your tour departure date.

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  • Equipment List
  • Trekking Equipment:

    The following equipment lists are suggested and essential for both camping & teahouse treks in the Himalayas. Given this list as a guideline, most of the trekking equipment can be hired or bought in many adventure shops in Kathmandu as well. The majority of gear is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) although it is becoming more common for gear to be imported from China and therefore of better quality.

    The following basic equipment list helps you with your packing. Please, remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum level. Before starting the trek your packed trek bag should weigh no more than 33 pounds or 15kg.

    Fleece jacket or Pullover

    Fleece wind-stopper jacket 

    Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) Shell jacket

    Down Jacket

    Down sleeping bag

    Lightweight gloves

    Sun hat or scarf

    Sunglasses 

    Sun cream

    Extra T-shirts

    Underwear

    Lightweight cotton long pants

    Fleece or wool pants

    Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

    Thick warm wool hiking socks

    Hiking boots 

    Sneakers or sandals

     Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries

     Basic first aid kit

     Large plastic bags for keeping an item dry inside trek bag

     Day pack

     Water bottles

     Shower towel 

     Walking stick

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Overview - Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek - (21 days)

Duration 21 days Group Size Min. Pax. (02) - Max. Pax. (12)
Grade moderate Max Altitude 5160m
Starting Point Soti Khola Ending Point Besi Sahar
Accommodation 3***best hotel in Kathmandu with B.B. plan and, teahouse during the trekking.
Meals Three meals a day, and tea/ coffee.
Transportation Airport picks up and drop, and private vehicle Soti Khola, and private jeep to Kathmandu.

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 “Tsumbu” 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 exotic 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 into 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!

Outline itinerary - Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek

Day 01
Arrival to Kathmandu
on your arrival representatives from Malung treks will be there at the airport to give you a warm Nepali welcome and transfer to your hotel.

Day 02
Kathmandu to Sotikhola 700m/23 1,33ft via Arughat.
Driving time 11 to 12 hrs.

Day 03
Sotikhola to Machha Khola 869m/286,77ft.
Trekking period 6 to 7 Hrs.

Day 04
Machha Khola to Jagat 1340./442,2ft.
Trekking period 6 to 7 hrs.

Day 0 5
Jagat to Philim1,590m/524,7ft.
Trekking period 3 to 4 hrs.

Day 06
Philim to Chumling 2363m/779,79ft.
Trekking period 6 to 7 hrs.

Day 07
Chumling to Chhokangparo 3010m/993,3ft.
Trekking Period 5 to 6 hrs.

Day 08
Chokhangparo to the Nile 3361m/1,109,13ft. or Mu Gomba via Milarepa cave.
Trekking times 6 to 7 hrs.

Day 09
Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa 3240m/1,069,2ft.
Trekking period 5 to 6hrs.

Day 10
Rachen Gompa to Dumje 2440m/805,2ft.
Trekking period 5 to 6hrs.

Day 11
Dumje to Deng 3130m/1,032,9ft.
trekking period 7 to 8hrs.

Day 12
Deng to Namrung 2630m/867,9ft.
Trekking period 6 to 7 hrs.

Day 13
Namrung to Samagaon 3,520m/1,16 1,6ft.
Trekking period 6 to 7 hrs.

Day 14
Acclimatisation day at Samagaon 3520m/1,16 1,6ft

Day 15
Samagaon to Samdo 3,875m/1,278,75ft.
Trekking period 4 to 5 hrs.

Day 16
Samdo to Dharmashala 4,460m/1,471,8ft.
Trekking period 4 to 5 hrs.

Day 17
Dharmashala to Bhimthang 3,590m/1,184,7ft.
Trekking period 8 to 9 hrs.

Day 18
Bhimthang to Tilije 2300m/759,33ft.
Trekking period 5 to 6 hrs.

Day 19
Tilije to Jagat 1301m/249,00ft.
Trekking period 5 to 6 hrs.

Day 20
Jagatto Kathmandu1300m/4,290ft.
Driving period 8 to 9hrs.

Day 21
Departure

Detail Itinerary - Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek - (21 days)

  • Day One: Kathmandu to Sotikhola: 700m/2,310ft via Arughat

    Driving time: 9 to 10hrs 
    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 a 10 to 11 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: 869m/286,77ft

    Trekking Time: 6 to 7 Hrs

    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: 1340m/442,2ft

    Trekking period: 6 to 7 hours

    After 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: 1,590m/524,7ft

    Trekking period: 3 to 4 hrs

    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 :2363m/449,79ft

    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 gompas and walk in the stone streets of the village. Overnight in Teahouse.
     

  • Day Six: Chumling to Chhokangparo: 3010m/993,3ft

    Trekking Period: 5 to 6 hours

    Walking across a suspension bridge onto the opposite bank, we make our way alongside the Rainjam and Sherpa 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: 3361m/1,109,13ft, 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 site. 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: 3240m/1,069,2ft

    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: 2,440m/8,052ft

    Trekking period: 5 to 6 hrs.

    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: 1,860m/6,138ft

    Trekking period: 7 to 8 hrs.

    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: 2,630m/8,679ft

    Trekking period: 6 to 7 hrs.

    After 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 Namrung (2630m).

  • Day Twelve: Namrung to Samagaon: 3,520m/1,16 1,6ft

    Trekking period: 6 to 7 hrs.

    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: 3,520m/1,16 1,6ft

    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 wall 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 Simran, 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: 3,875m/1,278,75ft

    Trekking period: 4 to 5 hrs.

    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 (3860m).

  • Day Fifteen: Samdo to Dharmashala: 4,460,/1,471,8ft

    Trekking period: 4 to 5 hrs.

    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. (4460m).

  • Day Sixteen: Dharmashala to Bhimthang: 3590m/1,184,7ft

    Trekking period: 8 to 9 hrs.

    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 Bhimthang (3700m).

  • Day Seventeen: Bhimthang to Tilije: 2,300m/7,590ft

    Trekking period: 5 to 6 hrs.

    We spend some time in Bhimthang admiring the incredible views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Hima,l and Cheo Himal. After that, the trail descends furthermore 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 Jagat: 1300m/4,290ft

    Trekking period: 5 - 6 hrs.

    After 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 Chhorten-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. still all we will go gradually climb downhill to the Chamje and here too we head our final destination to the Jagat at guest house.  

  • Day Nineteen: Jagat to Kathmandu: 1,300m/4,290ft

    Driving period: 8 to 9hrs.

    After our breakfast, we take a 2- 3 hours by local Jeep, and by car 5 to 6 hours 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 - Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek - (21 days)

Includes: 

 

  • Airport picks up and drops private vehicle.
  • 3***best hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Three meals a day and tea/coffee during the trek.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits during the trek. 
  • highly experienced, helpful and English speaking friendly trekking guide. 
  • one porter between 2  Trekkers
  • kathamandu to Sotikhola private Jeep.
  • Jagat to Besishar local Jeep, Besishar to Kathmandu by car.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag during the treks.
  • Duffle bag to pack your trekking equipment.
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • First aid kit for an emergency.
  • Manasalu Conservation and Restricted area  Entry  Permit with Tsum Vally. 
  • TIMS Card, Trekkers' Information Management System. 

Excludes:

 

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance for Travel to Nepal
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos for the visa process
  • you can also check online before you come: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa
  • Soft and Hard drinks including water
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the Trek 
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Wifi, Battery charger, and phone Charger.
  • Tips, Gratuities for trekking staff and Drivers

Tour Notes - Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek - (21 days)

Altitude, distance and trekking times are all approximate.
Daily trekking times will normally be between 5 and 7 hours unless stated

If you are interested to go Pokhara and paragliding, boating or cycling let us know. 
Also, if you would like to see Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, go rafting or visit Chitwan National Park. Please, tell us your desires and we will do our best arrange it for you.
Departure dates and itinerary arrangements can be custom-tailored to your needs, so please contact us with your inquiries regarding your tour departure date.

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Equipment List - Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek - (21 days)

Trekking Equipment:

The following equipment lists are suggested and essential for both camping & teahouse treks in the Himalayas. Given this list as a guideline, most of the trekking equipment can be hired or bought in many adventure shops in Kathmandu as well. The majority of gear is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper) although it is becoming more common for gear to be imported from China and therefore of better quality.

The following basic equipment list helps you with your packing. Please, remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum level. Before starting the trek your packed trek bag should weigh no more than 33 pounds or 15kg.

Fleece jacket or Pullover

Fleece wind-stopper jacket 

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) Shell jacket

Down Jacket

Down sleeping bag

Lightweight gloves

Sun hat or scarf

Sunglasses 

Sun cream

Extra T-shirts

Underwear

Lightweight cotton long pants

Fleece or wool pants

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Thick warm wool hiking socks

Hiking boots 

Sneakers or sandals

 Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries

 Basic first aid kit

 Large plastic bags for keeping an item dry inside trek bag

 Day pack

 Water bottles

 Shower towel 

 Walking stick

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