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Manaslu Tsum Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek - (28 days)

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Manaslu Tsum Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek

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Manaslu Tsum Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek | Manaslu Tsum Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek Cost / Price: $2890.00 per person
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  • Overview
  • Duration 28 days Days Group Size Min. Pax. (02) - Max. Pax. (14)
    Grade difficult Max Altitude 5,416m
    Starting Point Kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
    Accommodation tea house and 3*** best Hotel Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    Meals Three meals a day and tea/ coffee
    Transportation Airport Pick Up and Drop, Private Vehicle, Flight, Tourist Bus

    Manaslu Tsum Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek

    Manaslu Tsum Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek cost: $2890.00 per person

    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!

    Daily trekking times will normally be between 5 and 8 hours unless stated  

    Outline Itinerary - Manaslu Tsum Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek

    Day 01
    Kathmandu to Sotikhola via Arughat
    Driving time: 11 to 12hrs 
     
    Day 02 
    Sotikhola to Machha Khola
    Trekking period: 6 to 7 Hours

    Day 03
    Machha Khola to Jagat 
    Trekking period: 6 to 7 hours

    Day 04
    Jagat to Philim (1,590 m)
    Trekking period: 3 to 4hrs

    Day 05 
    Philim to Chumling (2363 m) 
    Trekking Time: 6 to 7 hours

    Day 06
    Chumling to Chhokangparo (3010 m)
    Trekking Period: 5 to 6 hours

    Day 07
    Chhokhangparo to the Nile (3361 m), or Mu Gomba via Milarepa cave 
    Trekking times: 6 to 7 hours

    Day 08
    Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3240 m)
    Trekking Time: 5 to 6hrs.

    Day 09 
    Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2440 m)
    Trekking Time: 5 to 6hrs.

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

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

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

     Day 13
    Acclimatisation day at Samagaon

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

     Day 15
    Samdo to Dharmashala 
    Trekking Time: 4 to 5 hours

    Day 16
    Dharmashala to Bhimthang 
    Trekking Time: 8 to 9 hours

    Day 17
    Bimthang to Gho (2505m)
    Trekking times 6 to 7 hrs

    Day 18
    Gho to Dharapani (1860m)
    Trekking times: 5 to 6 hrs

    Day 19
    Dharapani to Chame 2670m.
    Trekking time: 5-6 hrs

    Day 20
    Chame to Pisang 3300m. 
    Trekking time: 5-6 hrs

    Day 21
    Pisang to Manang 3540m. Trekking time: 6-7 hrs

    Day 22
    Manang- Rest day Acclimatization.

    Day 23
    Manang to Yak Kharka 4110m.
    Trekking time: 3-4 hrs

    Day 24
    Yak Kharka to ThorongPhedi 4600m. Trekking time: 3-4 hrs

    Day 25
    ThorongPhedi to Muktinath 3800m. 
    Trekking time: 8  to 9hrs

    Day 26
    Muktinath to Josom 2720m. 
    Trekking time: 6 hrs

    Day 27
    Jomsom to Pokhara 1300m. 
    Flight time: 30 minutes

    Day 28
    Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
    Driving time: 6 to 7hrs. 

  • Detail Itinerary
    • Day Day 01 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 Day 02 Sotikhola to Machha Khola

      Trekking period: 6 to 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 03 Machha Khola to Jagat

      Trekking period: 6 to 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 04 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 05 Philim to Chumling (2363 m)

      Trekking Time: 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 06 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 07 Chhokhangparo 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 08 Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3240 m)

      Trekking Time: 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 09 Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2440 m)

      Trekking Time: 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 10 Dumje to Deng (3130 m)

      Trekking Time: 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 11 Deng to Namrung

      Trekking period: 6 to 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 12 Namrung to Samagaon

      Trekking Time: 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 13 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 14 Samagaon to Samdo

      Trekking period: 4 to 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 15 Samdo to Dharmashala

      Trekking Time: 4 to 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 16 Dharmashala to Bhimthang

      Trekking Time: 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 17 Bimthang to Gho (2505m)

      Trekking times 6 to 7 hrs

      From a ridge at Bimthang, we will have very beautiful views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Him lung Himal, Cheo Himal. We further walk down and cross the high pasture (Sangure Kharka). Beyond a bridge over Dudh Khola, we descend into a rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until we reach the highest cultivated land in this valley at Karche, 2785 meters. From here we cross a slide, then go across fields before making a steep climb over a ridge. The trail comes off the ridge in a big, sweeping arc to the river bank at 2580m. A short distance beyond is the village of Gho. Overnight stay at hotel and rest.

    • Day 18 Gho to Dharapani (1860m)

      Trekking times: 5 to 6 hrs

      after breakfast, we walk through the drive road over a small bridge to the stone - paved village and wind among the closely spaced houses of this large village. Upon leaving the village, we cross the Dudh Khola and trek along the river embankment. Crossing at a wooden bridge back to the northern side of the Dudh Khola and climbing up through a shorten-shaped arch and passing a mani wall, we will be at Thonje village. At the village of Thonje, we go through a police checkpoint and then continue to Dharapani. We have entered the Annapurna circuit section from Dharapani. And where you will spend the night and enjoy your Mountain food.

    • Day 19 Dharapani to Chame 2670m.

      Trekking time: 5-6 hrs

      Views of the LamjungHimal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7525m) can be so arresting as of today’s hike has to offer, unless we hammer out a deal with the steep forested uplands and cross several landslides as we ascend the southern side of the valley. Our today’s destinations will come into our sight as we approach the large mani wall before Chame, which is the district headquarters of the Manang valley.

    • Day 20 Chame to Pisang 3300m.

      Trekking time: 5-6 hrs

      Today’s trial can be strenuous as the steep, small and elevated path of the thick, lush green pinewood might demand an hour to get through. There are excellent views of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face, imposing glacial erosion at its finest. Hiking on the exciting trial carved out of the rigid rocky mountain leads us to the beautiful settlements of the Pisang into the Manang Valley.

    • Day 21 Pisang to Manang 3540m. Trekking time: 6-7 hrs

      Due to being cut off from the full effect of the monsoon, the upper valley route is very dry. The people herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year and enjoy special trading rights. We’ll have the choice between two trails that both meet up in Mungji (3480m). The southern route by Hongde (3420m) involves less climbing and the northern route by Ghyaru offers beautiful views and follows along the northern bank of the river. When we reach the connection of the two trails, it will guide us to the hidden village of Braga (3500m) and the nearby village of Manang.

    • Day 22 Manang- Rest day Acclimatization.

      After several days of exercise, it is important to acclimatize in Manang before pushing onto the Thorung La pass. There are spectacular viewpoints around the village, such as the Gangapurna Glacier. Also, the Monastery has a large number of Buddha statues worth seeing. The village is a trading center, so any cravings that you have could possibly be fixed here. It is in your best interest to allow yourself plenty of rest for the climb the following day.

    • Day 23 Manang to Yak Kharka 4110m.

      Trekking time: 3-4 hrs

      From Manang the trail takes us upward to the village of Tengi above, then we continue leaving the Marsyangdi Valley side; heading for the JarsangKhola making gradual progress concerning about an altitude sickness which can be a fun cutter. The trail moderately elevates as we pass a few summer pastures and scrub juniper climbing above Gunsang, an array of flat mud roofs just below the trail and continues to the small village of Ghyanchang where it drops to cross a tributary. Following a mini wooden bridge and reaching an ancient mani wall and there the beautiful village of Yak Kharka welcomes us.

    • Day 24 Yak Kharka to ThorongPhedi 4600m. Trekking time: 3-4 hrs

      Today we trek upwards to the 500 metered station before we make to the pass waiting to tread the following day. The trial goes zigzag through the scrub growth to the rocky debris as we approach the high camp to spend a night.

    • Day 25 ThorongPhedi to Muktinath 3800m.

      Trekking time: 8 to 9hrs

      A journey of 1000m ascent and 1600m descent can be a moment to cherish for the rest of your life as this pass known as Thorong La Pass (5416m) is a trial between Thorong Peak and a marvelous geographical structure of Yakwakang Cliffs (6482m) is a crowning point of this trek. Leaving the snowy peaks behind, we head for the thirsty valley of the Mustang to the west. We will keep marching with the sight of standing tall Dhaulagiri Mountain Range in the far horizon.

      Hiking upwards for the icy altitude will be tiresome but the steps that we take can be worthy as this is rewarded by the amazing views from the top. The climb down can be made as carefully as the ascent. Initially, the path comprises of loose gravel but later it converts into the rock solid part which makes it easier to walk through.

      The important Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath will be reached in the late afternoon. Behind a very long surrounding wall and thousands of prayer flags is an oasis of springs, banyan and peepul trees with a Vishnu temple and a Buddhist shrine: a testament to the mutual religious harmony in Nepal. The Tibetan name for this place, Chu MigTsaGye, means ‘108 springs.’

      A further 10-minute walk leads to the bustling village of Ranipauwa and our tea house for the night. The region is collectively known as Muktinath.

    • Day 26 Muktinath to Jomsom 2720m.

      Trekking time: 6 hrs

      Today is the last day of our trek and we mostly travel along the newly pitched highway. We will descent till Kagbeni. Kagbeni is an ancient village with beautiful monasteries, centuries-old stone houses, and is another gateway to Mustang. We will follow Kali Gandaki river all the way to Jomsom. Overnight at teahouse.

    • Day 27 Jomsom to Pokhara 1300m.

      Flight time: 30 minutes

      After landing at Pokhara you will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day can go according to your wish.

    • Day 28 Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus

      Driving time: 6 to 7hrs.

  • Trip Includes/Excludes
    • ACAP Annapurna conservation area project entry permit
    • MCAP Manaslu conservation area project entry permit
    • TIMS Card Trekking information management system
    • Manaslu Special Permit
    • Tsum Valley Special Permit
    • Fluent English speaking trekking guide
    • 1 porter between 2 trekkers
    • Breakfast, lunch , dinner and tea coffee during the trekking part
    • Accommodations during the trekking part
    • Transport Private Jeep to soti Khola
    • Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
    • Insurance for staff
    • First Aid kit for trekking crews
    • Airports pick up and drop 
    • 3*** based hotel  in Kathmandu 2 nights
    • 3*** based hotel in Pokhara 1 Night
    • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus
    • Personal equipment for trekking gear
    • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Emergency rescue evacuation
    • Personal expenses
    • Gratuities (tips)
    • Bar bills, mineral water on trek
    • Hot shower/battery charge for camera during trek
    • Wi-Fi and donation in monastery and temple, school etc. 

        

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  • Tour Notes
  • 01. Departure dates and itinerary arrangements can be custom-tailored to your needs, so please contact us with your inquiries regarding your tour departure date.
    02.You will have the choice to travel by an early bus, flight or 4x4 Private
    03. If you are interested to stay in Pokhara to go paragliding, boating or cycling let us know.
    04. Also, if you would like to see Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, go rafting or visit Chitwan National Park.
    We can extend your trek accordingly.
    05. Please, tell us your desires and we will do our best to arrange it for you.  
    06. If you trek independently, you are not allowed to hire any staff by law. Use always authorized Trekking Company to have this service and your safety.
    07. Trekking company has authorize to hire human for porter or guide for foreigner trekkers
    08. Do not hire any staff without knowing well, 
    09. Do not hire any staff "independently from hotel, street or airport
    10. If you hire guide check his trekking guide license.
    11. Make sure your staff has proper insurance. If, incase, any accident happens, you will be in trouble or responsible for his/ her family
    12. After your trek you can donate your clothes, medicine or trekking equipment to our social project we will distribute to who need it.

     

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Overview - Manaslu Tsum Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek - (28 days)

Duration 28 days Group Size Min. Pax. (02) - Max. Pax. (14)
Grade difficult Max Altitude 5,416m
Starting Point Kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
Accommodation tea house and 3*** best Hotel Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Meals Three meals a day and tea/ coffee
Transportation Airport Pick Up and Drop, Private Vehicle, Flight, Tourist Bus

Manaslu Tsum Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek

Manaslu Tsum Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek cost: $2890.00 per person

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!

Daily trekking times will normally be between 5 and 8 hours unless stated  

Outline Itinerary - Manaslu Tsum Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek

Day 01
Kathmandu to Sotikhola via Arughat
Driving time: 11 to 12hrs 
 
Day 02 
Sotikhola to Machha Khola
Trekking period: 6 to 7 Hours

Day 03
Machha Khola to Jagat 
Trekking period: 6 to 7 hours

Day 04
Jagat to Philim (1,590 m)
Trekking period: 3 to 4hrs

Day 05 
Philim to Chumling (2363 m) 
Trekking Time: 6 to 7 hours

Day 06
Chumling to Chhokangparo (3010 m)
Trekking Period: 5 to 6 hours

Day 07
Chhokhangparo to the Nile (3361 m), or Mu Gomba via Milarepa cave 
Trekking times: 6 to 7 hours

Day 08
Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3240 m)
Trekking Time: 5 to 6hrs.

Day 09 
Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2440 m)
Trekking Time: 5 to 6hrs.

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

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

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

 Day 13
Acclimatisation day at Samagaon

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

 Day 15
Samdo to Dharmashala 
Trekking Time: 4 to 5 hours

Day 16
Dharmashala to Bhimthang 
Trekking Time: 8 to 9 hours

Day 17
Bimthang to Gho (2505m)
Trekking times 6 to 7 hrs

Day 18
Gho to Dharapani (1860m)
Trekking times: 5 to 6 hrs

Day 19
Dharapani to Chame 2670m.
Trekking time: 5-6 hrs

Day 20
Chame to Pisang 3300m. 
Trekking time: 5-6 hrs

Day 21
Pisang to Manang 3540m. Trekking time: 6-7 hrs

Day 22
Manang- Rest day Acclimatization.

Day 23
Manang to Yak Kharka 4110m.
Trekking time: 3-4 hrs

Day 24
Yak Kharka to ThorongPhedi 4600m. Trekking time: 3-4 hrs

Day 25
ThorongPhedi to Muktinath 3800m. 
Trekking time: 8  to 9hrs

Day 26
Muktinath to Josom 2720m. 
Trekking time: 6 hrs

Day 27
Jomsom to Pokhara 1300m. 
Flight time: 30 minutes

Day 28
Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
Driving time: 6 to 7hrs. 

Detail Itinerary - Manaslu Tsum Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek - (28 days)

  • Day Day 01 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 Day 02 Sotikhola to Machha Khola

    Trekking period: 6 to 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 03 Machha Khola to Jagat

    Trekking period: 6 to 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 04 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 05 Philim to Chumling (2363 m)

    Trekking Time: 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 06 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 07 Chhokhangparo 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 08 Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3240 m)

    Trekking Time: 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 09 Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2440 m)

    Trekking Time: 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 10 Dumje to Deng (3130 m)

    Trekking Time: 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 11 Deng to Namrung

    Trekking period: 6 to 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 12 Namrung to Samagaon

    Trekking Time: 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 13 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 14 Samagaon to Samdo

    Trekking period: 4 to 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 15 Samdo to Dharmashala

    Trekking Time: 4 to 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 16 Dharmashala to Bhimthang

    Trekking Time: 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 17 Bimthang to Gho (2505m)

    Trekking times 6 to 7 hrs

    From a ridge at Bimthang, we will have very beautiful views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Him lung Himal, Cheo Himal. We further walk down and cross the high pasture (Sangure Kharka). Beyond a bridge over Dudh Khola, we descend into a rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until we reach the highest cultivated land in this valley at Karche, 2785 meters. From here we cross a slide, then go across fields before making a steep climb over a ridge. The trail comes off the ridge in a big, sweeping arc to the river bank at 2580m. A short distance beyond is the village of Gho. Overnight stay at hotel and rest.

  • Day 18 Gho to Dharapani (1860m)

    Trekking times: 5 to 6 hrs

    after breakfast, we walk through the drive road over a small bridge to the stone - paved village and wind among the closely spaced houses of this large village. Upon leaving the village, we cross the Dudh Khola and trek along the river embankment. Crossing at a wooden bridge back to the northern side of the Dudh Khola and climbing up through a shorten-shaped arch and passing a mani wall, we will be at Thonje village. At the village of Thonje, we go through a police checkpoint and then continue to Dharapani. We have entered the Annapurna circuit section from Dharapani. And where you will spend the night and enjoy your Mountain food.

  • Day 19 Dharapani to Chame 2670m.

    Trekking time: 5-6 hrs

    Views of the LamjungHimal, Annapurna II, and Annapurna IV (7525m) can be so arresting as of today’s hike has to offer, unless we hammer out a deal with the steep forested uplands and cross several landslides as we ascend the southern side of the valley. Our today’s destinations will come into our sight as we approach the large mani wall before Chame, which is the district headquarters of the Manang valley.

  • Day 20 Chame to Pisang 3300m.

    Trekking time: 5-6 hrs

    Today’s trial can be strenuous as the steep, small and elevated path of the thick, lush green pinewood might demand an hour to get through. There are excellent views of the soaring Paungda Danda rock face, imposing glacial erosion at its finest. Hiking on the exciting trial carved out of the rigid rocky mountain leads us to the beautiful settlements of the Pisang into the Manang Valley.

  • Day 21 Pisang to Manang 3540m. Trekking time: 6-7 hrs

    Due to being cut off from the full effect of the monsoon, the upper valley route is very dry. The people herd yaks and raise crops for part of the year and enjoy special trading rights. We’ll have the choice between two trails that both meet up in Mungji (3480m). The southern route by Hongde (3420m) involves less climbing and the northern route by Ghyaru offers beautiful views and follows along the northern bank of the river. When we reach the connection of the two trails, it will guide us to the hidden village of Braga (3500m) and the nearby village of Manang.

  • Day 22 Manang- Rest day Acclimatization.

    After several days of exercise, it is important to acclimatize in Manang before pushing onto the Thorung La pass. There are spectacular viewpoints around the village, such as the Gangapurna Glacier. Also, the Monastery has a large number of Buddha statues worth seeing. The village is a trading center, so any cravings that you have could possibly be fixed here. It is in your best interest to allow yourself plenty of rest for the climb the following day.

  • Day 23 Manang to Yak Kharka 4110m.

    Trekking time: 3-4 hrs

    From Manang the trail takes us upward to the village of Tengi above, then we continue leaving the Marsyangdi Valley side; heading for the JarsangKhola making gradual progress concerning about an altitude sickness which can be a fun cutter. The trail moderately elevates as we pass a few summer pastures and scrub juniper climbing above Gunsang, an array of flat mud roofs just below the trail and continues to the small village of Ghyanchang where it drops to cross a tributary. Following a mini wooden bridge and reaching an ancient mani wall and there the beautiful village of Yak Kharka welcomes us.

  • Day 24 Yak Kharka to ThorongPhedi 4600m. Trekking time: 3-4 hrs

    Today we trek upwards to the 500 metered station before we make to the pass waiting to tread the following day. The trial goes zigzag through the scrub growth to the rocky debris as we approach the high camp to spend a night.

  • Day 25 ThorongPhedi to Muktinath 3800m.

    Trekking time: 8 to 9hrs

    A journey of 1000m ascent and 1600m descent can be a moment to cherish for the rest of your life as this pass known as Thorong La Pass (5416m) is a trial between Thorong Peak and a marvelous geographical structure of Yakwakang Cliffs (6482m) is a crowning point of this trek. Leaving the snowy peaks behind, we head for the thirsty valley of the Mustang to the west. We will keep marching with the sight of standing tall Dhaulagiri Mountain Range in the far horizon.

    Hiking upwards for the icy altitude will be tiresome but the steps that we take can be worthy as this is rewarded by the amazing views from the top. The climb down can be made as carefully as the ascent. Initially, the path comprises of loose gravel but later it converts into the rock solid part which makes it easier to walk through.

    The important Buddhist and Hindu pilgrimage site of Muktinath will be reached in the late afternoon. Behind a very long surrounding wall and thousands of prayer flags is an oasis of springs, banyan and peepul trees with a Vishnu temple and a Buddhist shrine: a testament to the mutual religious harmony in Nepal. The Tibetan name for this place, Chu MigTsaGye, means ‘108 springs.’

    A further 10-minute walk leads to the bustling village of Ranipauwa and our tea house for the night. The region is collectively known as Muktinath.

  • Day 26 Muktinath to Jomsom 2720m.

    Trekking time: 6 hrs

    Today is the last day of our trek and we mostly travel along the newly pitched highway. We will descent till Kagbeni. Kagbeni is an ancient village with beautiful monasteries, centuries-old stone houses, and is another gateway to Mustang. We will follow Kali Gandaki river all the way to Jomsom. Overnight at teahouse.

  • Day 27 Jomsom to Pokhara 1300m.

    Flight time: 30 minutes

    After landing at Pokhara you will be transferred to your hotel and the rest of the day can go according to your wish.

  • Day 28 Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus

    Driving time: 6 to 7hrs.

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Trip Includes/ Excludes - Manaslu Tsum Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek - (28 days)

  • ACAP Annapurna conservation area project entry permit
  • MCAP Manaslu conservation area project entry permit
  • TIMS Card Trekking information management system
  • Manaslu Special Permit
  • Tsum Valley Special Permit
  • Fluent English speaking trekking guide
  • 1 porter between 2 trekkers
  • Breakfast, lunch , dinner and tea coffee during the trekking part
  • Accommodations during the trekking part
  • Transport Private Jeep to soti Khola
  • Jomsom to Pokhara by flight
  • Insurance for staff
  • First Aid kit for trekking crews
  • Airports pick up and drop 
  • 3*** based hotel  in Kathmandu 2 nights
  • 3*** based hotel in Pokhara 1 Night
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus
  • Personal equipment for trekking gear
  • Personal insurance for travel to Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Emergency rescue evacuation
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (tips)
  • Bar bills, mineral water on trek
  • Hot shower/battery charge for camera during trek
  • Wi-Fi and donation in monastery and temple, school etc. 

    

Tour Notes - Manaslu Tsum Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trek - (28 days)

01. Departure dates and itinerary arrangements can be custom-tailored to your needs, so please contact us with your inquiries regarding your tour departure date.
02.You will have the choice to travel by an early bus, flight or 4x4 Private
03. If you are interested to stay in Pokhara to go paragliding, boating or cycling let us know.
04. Also, if you would like to see Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, go rafting or visit Chitwan National Park.
We can extend your trek accordingly.
05. Please, tell us your desires and we will do our best to arrange it for you.  
06. If you trek independently, you are not allowed to hire any staff by law. Use always authorized Trekking Company to have this service and your safety.
07. Trekking company has authorize to hire human for porter or guide for foreigner trekkers
08. Do not hire any staff without knowing well, 
09. Do not hire any staff "independently from hotel, street or airport
10. If you hire guide check his trekking guide license.
11. Make sure your staff has proper insurance. If, incase, any accident happens, you will be in trouble or responsible for his/ her family
12. After your trek you can donate your clothes, medicine or trekking equipment to our social project we will distribute to who need it.

 

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