Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek - 18 Days

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: As per Itinerary
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Logde/Guesthouse
  • Group Size: 01 to 12 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 4500m

Highlights

  • You will reach the base camp of Ganesh Himal.
  • Explore the off-beaten trails of the Manaslu region.
  • Panoramic view of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Simrang, and many more.
  • Visit heavenly Gompas like Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa.
  • Chance to visit the Tibetan side.
  • Enjoy the diverse landscape, biodiversity, culture of the Manaslu region.
  • Explore hidden valleys like Tsum.
  • Relish the hospitality of Gurung, Tamang, Tibetan people.

About Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek 18 Days is a once in a lifetime experience. It takes you through the serene and mystical environment of Manaslu Tsum Valley.

You will see mountains like Manaslu, Himalchuli, Ganesh and a few more. The nostalgic feeling will cover you as you pass through the villages of Chumling, Chhokungparo, and Burgi. Trek towards Rachel Gompa and Mu Gompa will provide you the opportunity to explore the highlands of this region.

The trek will take you near the Nepal-Tibet Border. Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley allows you to explore the eccentric and typical rural lifestyle of Nepal. Another name of Tsum valley is the ‘Hidden Valley’ because it was not open until 2008.

You will observe the contrasting nature, landscape, culture, and Lifestyle. In addition to this, there is also diversity in Wildlife, biodiversity, and many more. One of the major highlights of this trek is that you will reach Base Camp of Ganesh Himal.

through the roaring waterfalls and river, crossing tricky trails and reaching the beautiful Gurung settlements you feel proud of yourself. Your physical and mental fitness matters in this Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek of 18 Days. The breathtaking moment of this trek would be reaching Tsum valley. It is an impressive village of Buddhist people and they follow their culture and tradition which do not match with Nepal and Tibet.

Your journey starts from Soti Khola which goes through, Machha Khola, Jagat, Chisopani, and many more places. Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek 18 days ends at Arughat. Only a few travelers make it to Manaslu Trek with Tsum valley. You will visit MuGompa (3700m) and Rachen Gompa on this journey.

How difficult is Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek 18 Days?

Though it is less than 3 weeks, it can be difficult for you because you have to trek for 6 to 7 hours daily. If this is your first trek it can be problematic for you.

Trekking above 3500m always brings you the risk of altitude sickness. Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek 18 Days spends a lot of time above 3500 m so it is better that you prepare yourself. Acclimatization days are essential in such circumstances. You should know what causes altitude sickness and its prevention measures.

Avoid trekking alone at night, it is not safe if you encounter wild animals. It can be Snow Leopards, Musk Deer or a few others, carry your torch and other lighting equipment. Remoteness is another major difficulty of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek 18 Days.

The trails are not well maintained and organized. You may not get the food and accommodation of your choice. Due to its remoteness, the basic needs and facilities are still not available in these regions.

Unpredictable weather is always an issue of Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley. As you move higher the weather becomes more unstable. You should carry proper trekking gear and equipment.

Best Time for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek 18 Days

Tsum valley trek is possible every season. Saying that it also depends on your personal preference. Each season has its own flavor and uniqueness that comes with its own pros and cons.

September to December falls under the Autumn season. This is the most popular season among all because there is a gradual development of the winter season. The trails are full of trekkers, guides, and porters. The skies are blue and the days are warmer. Stable weather is another major advantage of this season which makes your trek memorable.

The most popular season for trekking in Nepal is Spring and Autumn. Spring starts in March and ends in May. It is a season of colors, colorful Rhododendron covers all the beautiful forests. The environment is clean and fresh, due to which you can see picturesque Manaslu and its neighboring mountains.

You can also trek in the Winter season but it is more challenging due to excessive snowfall. The trails are almost empty and your dream of trekking towards Manaslu Tsum Valley peacefully comes true.

Itinerary

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One of the members of our company will receive you from Tribhuvan International Airport. He/she will take you to your respective hotel where you rest for a while. There will be a briefing session in the company’s office before heading towards this 18 days trek of Manaslu Tsum Valley.

If there is time, later in the day you can roam around the local markets of Kathmandu. The company invites you for the welcome dinner in which you will enjoy the Nepali cuisine and cultural program.

    Before moving towards the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek, this is your leisure day. You will explore the inner core of the Kathmandu valley today, visiting local shops to UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

    Kathmandu valley is the cultural center of Nepal. It consists of Bhaktapur and Lalitpur district. Pashupatinath Temple is a major tourist attraction and a holy place for Hindu people. Swayambhunath is another tourist destination known as Monkey temple.

    You can visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square where you can see 55 windows palace, Nyatapola temple, etc. It is famous for pottery, curd (JuJu Dhau) and local authentic Newari food. Traverse around narrow streets of Bhaktapur and Kathmandu.

    Asan and Thamel are famous destinations for foreign tourists in Nepal. Local markets and Nightlife of this place are extraordinary. You can buy some extra trekking gear here.

      Arrange your luggage because after having breakfast you will leave the hotel. You will take a bus to SotiKhola via Arughat. Traveling through the Prithivi Highway you will follow the Trisuli River to reach Dhading Besi. Arughat is your next destination which takes you through the bumpy ride for 3 hours.

      Mesmerizing landscape, terraced fields, rural lifestyle, rivers, waterfalls are some of the staggering views you see in this journey. Arughat is a Newari settlement with beautiful surroundings. After a few minutes in Arughat, you will head towards SotiKhola.

      As the journey progresses you will cross Budhi Gandaki River and few Magar/Gurung settlements. This area is popular for its beautiful paddy and millet fields. SotiKhola is the place where you rest today. The total journey is about 7 to 8 hours.

        Your actual trekking part of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek 18 Days package starts from here. This part of the trek consists of ups and downs through rocky trails. Trekking under the shadow of the ravishing Sal forest is unforgettable.

        Contemplating the landscape and waterfalls you will cross a suspension bridge to reach Lapubesi. It is an attractive Gurung settlement full of Gurung culture, tradition and architecture. The trek to Khanibesi is an uphill journey following the Budhi Gandaki River.

        Take out your camera and start clicking the waterfalls and majestic Ganesh Himal. After having enough photos you will descend towards the village of Machha Khola. It is a bigger village than Khorla Besi and diving to fresh Machha Khola is another adventure in itself. While staying here at night you will explore more of Mchha Khola.

          Today’s journey is full of narrow trails through the Budhi Gandaki River. From Machha Khola you will head towards Tharo Khola and reach Khorla Besi. Khorla Besi is a small but pretty Gurung settlement.

          A suspension bridge, tacking trails are common in this region but Khorlabesi also offers you the scenic beauty of Ganesh and its neighboring mountains. You will be hiking upstairs from this place crossing several suspension bridges and landslide zone.

          While en-route to Jagat, you will even walk on stone steps. This is the route where you enjoy the picturesque view of Shringi Himal, mani walls and Chortens that represents Himalayan culture. Overnight here at a local lodge.

            Jagat is the place where you have to show the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). This day of trekking also follows the descending down towards Saguleri. Before moving ahead from Saguleri don’t forget to enjoy the salient view of Singri Himal 7187m.

            Moving through the deep gorge with great walls of rock on both sides you will reach Ghatte Khola and Philim, the Gurung village. You need to cross a long but simple hanging bridge to reach Philim. The valley starts widening from here.

            Philim is a beautiful village of Gurung people. It is a place where the Japanese made the schools and police stations. Chortens, mani walls, and Gompas are commonly seen all around this place. This 4 to 5 hours of the trek is one of the best moments of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek 18 Days.

              Ekle Bhatti is not far since you start the trek from Chisopani. You will pass through gorge seeing the thundering waterfalls to enter pine forests. With frequent ups and downs, the scenic beauty of Buddha Himal will hypnotize you.

              Lokpa is the nearest destination after this long walk. With the continuous downhill trail for a few hours, you will reach Lungwa Khola. Walking through the forested region of Gumlung you will cross Siyar River. Only after 6 to 7 hours of trek you will reach the lower region of Tsum known as Chumling.

              Explore more of the Chumling by visiting Chumling Gompa and savor the majestic look of the Shringi Himal. You will spend your night at Chumling.

                After having proper breakfast at Chumling, it is necessary to move towards Chokangparo. You will be crossing the suspension bridge in order to reach the Chokangparo. Seeing the maize and potato fields you will move forward to enjoy the Ganesh Himal and Gompas.

                Within a few minutes, you will reach Gho village. The peculiar Ripchet settlement will amaze you through its immense Buckwheat, barley, maize, and potatoes fields. You will see the maximum houses are of stones with iron roofs. Far away on the cliffs of rocky mountains, you can see Tahr grazing around. Climbing 4 to 5 hours you will reach Chokangparo to enjoy the surreal view of Ganesh Himal 7140m and Himalchuli 7893m. Chokangparo is the place for your stay tonight.

                  It will take you 5 to 6 hours to reach Nile from Chokangparo. As you move higher, the symptoms of altitude sickness can appear. Taking precautions and drinking a lot of water is the only option to tackle this problem at this height. You will direct yourself to the eastern side passing through small villages and local schools.

                  To honor this place you will pause and enjoy the view. It is your way of thanking mother nature for everything. You will continue to climb over the ridge and pass through the Lama Gaon. Flat fields, a courtyard of Gompas, rivers, crops are the major attraction of this place.

                  Rachen or Nunnery Gompa provides tremendous accommodation for Pilgrims. After a small visit, you will cross the Shiyar Khola passing hamlets of Phurbe 3251m. Chhule is the next destination and you will reach there after a few hours. Through a few upstairs and crossing the bridge, you will arrive at the Nile and stay here.

                    This trek will take you near the Tibetan border. Mesmerizing experience of Tibetan culture and landscape will hit you even after the end of the tour. Walking through the west of the valley you will reach Mu Gompa.

                    Along with Longnang glacier, yak pastures are all around this place. If you want to explore the higher lands you can visit Dhephu Doma Gompa. After this visit, you can trek back to Mu Gompa to explore more of a wild cliff towards the north. Mu Gompa lies at the remote part of the region which is also the largest monastery.

                    Enjoying the brilliant view of Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal you will stay here tonight. It is a journey of 3 hours.

                      You cannot explore the beauty of Mu Gompa in one day, this additional day is for exploring the surrounding of the Mu Gompa too. Mu Gompa has the largest monastery of this region and it is also the center of culture and tradition.

                      It is the day to appreciate the culture, tradition, language, and lifestyle of the Tsum region. Peaks of Nepal and Tibet demand your full attention especially Ganesh Himal. Another popular destination over here is the base camp of Pika Peak. Spend the night here at Mu Gompa.

                        Retracing the journey of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek 18 days starts from today. Following the downwards journey along with Shiyar Khola will lead you to Burgi village.

                        Burgi is a small but beautiful village full of nomadic lifestyles. It was really an unbelievable moment to see these kinds of lifestyles. Further climbing above the village you will reach Milarepa cave. It is the place where you can see unexpectedly gorgeous glimpses of Poshyop Glacier and Kipu Himal. You will return back overnight at Burgi village.

                          After breakfast, you will follow the path that will take you to Chhokang Paro. Continuing downwards you will reach the beautiful and cultivated land of Chumling. You will spend your night in this beautiful village of Chumling. The total trek can be completed in 5 to 6 hours.

                            It takes 6 to 7 hours to reach Philim from Chumling. Crossing the suspension bridge over the Shiyar River though the zigzag trails will lead you to Pine forests. Leaving behind all the beautiful Pine and Rhododendron forests you will follow the Budhi Gandaki to view Samba waterfall. A little further from roaring Samba waterfall you will reach the village of Philim. You will stay in Philim village today.

                              Continuous descending along the side of Budhi Gandaki River will take you to Jagat. You will follow the down way path of stone steps through the Yaruphant to reach Tatopani. It is a natural hot water spring that helps to relax your body. Your overnight will be at Khorla Besi so continue to walk until you reach there.

                                Today you will cross the suspension bridge to reach the villages of Khanibesi, Lapubesi, and MachhaKhola. You will walk through the rocky trails alongside Budhi Gandaki. After successive descending, you will reach a beautiful forest that will take you to Seti Khola.

                                  Remember the Arughat at the beginning of the journey? You will reach there today to end the journey. This will be your final walk in the voyage of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek 18 Days. This journey ends only after 7 to 8 hours.

                                  Passing through Mangaltar, Arkhet Khola you will reach the beautiful village of Arughat. From there you will drive back to Kathmandu.

                                  You will have your rest and peace in your hotel room for a few hours. Be fresh and attend the farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant. You can share memories and feelings of this trek with other members.

                                    Farewell of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek 18 Days is today. One of our members will take you to the airport and receive your final goodbye to Nepal.

                                      Cost Details

                                      • Airport pickup up & drop by private vehicle.
                                      • 3 nights’ twin- sharing accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu include breakfast
                                      • Public bus transport from Kathmandu to SotiKhola, and bus back to Kathmandu from SotiKhola
                                      • Twin-sharing tea house accommodation during the trek
                                      • All standard meals like Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, during the trek with a cup of tea or coffee during breakfast time.
                                      • Gov-licensed, experienced, helpful, and friendly guide and porters (1 porter per 2 people), and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accident insurance
                                      • Tsum valley special trekking permits as well as Manaslu conservation area project (MCAP) permits fee
                                      • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Fee
                                      • Trekking map
                                      • First-aid medical kit
                                      • Farewell dinner
                                      • Government taxes & office service charge
                                      • International flights
                                      • Nepal entry visa fee
                                      • Your travel and medical insurance (recommended)
                                      • Personal expenses (Phone call, internet, laundry, bar bills, snacks, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, hot showers, etc.)
                                      • Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)