Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is an excursion to the hidden gem of the nature, combining two distinct features of the Tsum valley and Manaslu region. It offers a great excitement to explore the beauties of the snow capped Himalayas, including the enticing Tibetan Buddhist culture. This adventurous trekking requires restricted area trekking permit to enter and trek through this wonderful land.
The excellent trek of Manaslu Tsum Valley embarks from Seti Khola, passing through the nomadic settlement of the Tibetan influenced communities and isolated landscape. The Budi Gandaki River valley is wrapped up by the lower altitude forests. Tsum valley is a unique and desert looking terrain that you have to walk through the rocky boulder and some parts include the flat terrain, similar to the Tibetan part. Tibetan Buddhism has flourished in Tsum valley, where hunting, fishing and animal slaughtering animals are totally banned. You can appreciate artistic monasteries built in those serene and quaint environments. Retracing to the Manaslu region, you head through the culturally loaded villages as Sama Gaon, Samdo and others. The lifestyle and tradition of the people residing around the Manaslu trail is unique and customary. The people in the region have been able to preserve their uniqueness. The outstanding views of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, SringiHimal and Hiunchuli will definitely amaze you. The Larke Pass is the most technical section that connects the Annapurna region, where the trek concludes.
Adventure Bound Trekking arranges Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking with the restricted permit and TIMS, professional guides and excellently organized itinerary. Please, join us for the amazing adventure experience in Nepal.
Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel.
Day 02 :Preparation for trek.
Day 03 :Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (600m), and again drive to Soti Khola (710m). Duration: 8-9 hrs
Day 04 :Trek to Machha Khola (900m) Duration: 5-6 hrs
Day 05 :Machhakhola to Thulo Dhungga 4 hrs.
Day 06 :Thulo Dhungga to Philim (1520m) 6-7hrs
Day 07 :Philim to Chumling7- 8 hrs.
Day 08 :Chumling to Chhokang Paro (3031m) 5-6 hrs
Day 09 :Chokhangparo to Nile (3361m) via Milarepa cave. 5-6 hrs
Day 10 :Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m). 3 hrs
Day 11 :Exploration day.
Day 12 :Mu Gompa to Chokangparo: 5-6 hrs
Day 13 : Chhokangparo to Lho. 6 hrs
Day 14 :Lho to Sama (Ryo) (3520m) 3 - 4 hrs.
Day 15 :Sama (Ryo) to Samdo (3850m) – 3 hrs.
Day 16 :Rest Samdo to climb towards Lajyung Pass (5120m) (acclimate).
Day 17 :Samdo to Dharamsala (4460m) – 3 hrs trek (Rest acclimate).
Day 18 :Dharamsala to Larkya La pass (5160m) – Bimthang (3720m) 7 - 9 hours
Day 19 :Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m 7- 8 hrs.
Day 20 :Dharapani to Chamje (1430m) 4 - 5 hrs.
Day 21 :Chamje to Bhulbhule (840m) 3 - 4 hrs.
Day 22 :Drive from Bhulbhule to Kathmandu.
Day 23 :Final Depature.
Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel.Welcome to Nepal. You will be greeted by the representative of Adventure Bound Nepal and transferred to the hotel. In the evening, we give you a short briefing about the trip overview. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 :Preparation for trek.We need a day for the trek preparation. Please note that you need to be in Kathmandu at least one day in advance as we could only issue the special permit while we have your Original passport.
Day 03 :Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (600m), and again drive to Soti Khola (710m). Duration: 8-9 hrsAfter the breakfast in Kathmandu, we take a drive to Aarughat. A long drive goes through the highway and the last section goes through the off-road track. If you like, you can begin the trek from Aarughat, but the drive can be extended to Soti Khola as well. Overnight at lodge.
Day 04 :Trek to Machha Khola (900m) Duration: 5-6 hrsToday, we begin to trek crossing the bridge and walk through the sub-tropical forest. We reach to Khursane village and walk through the steep trail. Lapu Besi is our next destination, which is a large Gurung village. The random walk again descends to the River bank and crossing the suspension bridge, we reach to Machha Khola. Overnight at lodge.
Day 05 :Machhakhola to Thulo Dhungga 4 hrs.We begin the trek after the breakfast. The trail is undulating, and goes through the lower altitude forest. The journey through the tree shadow is the perfect trip, finding the oasis. Thulo Dhunga is our destination today, which is a beautiful village. Overnight at lodge.
Day 06 :Thulo Dhungga to Philim (1520m) 6-7hrsThe trail escorts us more towards the Tsum valley, heading through the isolating trail. Crossing some of the wooden bridges and walking through the canyons, we march towards Philim. Overnight at lodge.
Day 07 :Philim to Chumling7- 8 hrs.After the breakfast, we climb up gradually through the pine forest that goes continually through the rhododendron forest. We have a lunch at Lho, where only a couple of houses are there. Then we head towards the stream and crossing it by the steel bridge, we reach to Chumling, where a single tea house is located. Overnight at lodge.
Day 08 :Chumling to Chhokang Paro (3031m) 5-6 hrsExploring the Ganesh Himal and Boudha Himal, we trek further after the breakfast at Chumling. Passing Dumje, we cross the bridge and walk all the way to Chokhangparo. The walk is pretty much challenging that goes through the cliffs with jaw dropping steep rocks. The village is dominated by the Tibetan influenced Buddhist devotees. Overnight at lodge.
Day 09 :Chokhangparo to Nile (3361m) via Milarepa cave. 5-6 hrsThe trail is flat and beginning the trek from Chokhangparo, we reach to Burgi, where we take a tea break. Then we head towards the Milarepa cave, that dates back to 2500 years old. Exploring the spiritual surroundings, we hike down to Burgi and trek to Nile, where we take a rest. Overnight at lodge.
Day 10 :Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m). 3 hrsFrom Nile, we begin the trek following the stream. The trail is dominated by the buckwheat and potato fields. This alpine region is highly suitable for this type of crops. Through the gentle trail, we reach to Mu Gompa, the monastery that also offers food and accommodation. Overnight at Gompa.
Day 11 :Exploration day.We take a short walk around after the breakfast at Mu Gompa. The precious part is worth to take abundant snaps and explore the real and the unique beauty of nature. We can reach up to the Tibetan border by horse riding, but walking around is enough for the wonderful day tour. Overnight at Gompa.
Day 12 :Mu Gompa to Chokangparo: 5-6 hrsIt’s a day to return after the breakfast. On the way, we explore the Rachen Gompa and explore the lifestyles there of the local people. We can see ht nuns living with a great dedication. From there, we trek down to Chokhangparo. Overnight at lodge.
Day 13 : Chhokangparo to Lho. 6 hrsFrom Chokangparo, we take a gradual downhill trail and descend to the Budi Gandaki River bank. We need to walk a bit longer due to the place we take a rest. Trek towards the lower altitude is relatively easy. We take a rest at Lho village. Overnight at lodge.
Day 14 :Lho to Sama (Ryo) (3520m) 3 - 4 hrs.From the undulating trail. We begin the trek after the breakfast. We reconnect the Manaslu trail and head towards the Sama Gaon, a large Tibetan Buddhist village that offers remarkable hospitality. We walk through the oak forest almost the day and some of the meadows. Overnight at lodge.
Day 15 :Sama (Ryo) to Samdo (3850m) – 3 hrs.Walking through the rocky terrain after the breakfast at Samdo, we reach very close to the Tibetan border. Both sides, the landscape are arid. Gradually, we ascend to Samdo and take a rest. Though it looks to be a short walk, but the altitude and the challenging trail should not be underestimated. Overnight at lodge.
Day 16 :Rest Samdo to climb towards Lajyung Pass (5120m) (acclimate).For the acclimatization, we take a day with a side trip. After the breakfast, we hike towards the Lajyung Pass. The beautiful view of Mt. Manaslu can be explored from the pass. Spending some of the spectacular moment with photosession, we trek down to Samdo. Overnight at lodge.
Day 17 :Samdo to Dharamsala (4460m) – 3 hrs trek (Rest acclimate).We begin to walk through the alpine meadows, leaving the tree line behind. Passing Mani walls and stone hut, we reach to Dharma Shala, where we take a rest today waiting the big day on the following. Overnight at lodge.
Day 18 :Dharamsala to Larkya La pass (5160m) – Bimthang (3720m) 7 - 9 hoursThe huge day begins with the breakfast early in the morning. We begin to ascend through the steep moraine trail that is slippery. Almost walking steep up for a couple of hours, we reach to the Larke top (5160 meters), which is a wonderful viewpoint of Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna and Kkangguru peak along with the Lamjung Himalayan range. Then we steeply descend to Bhimphedi, experiencing the challenge. Overnight at lodge.
Day 19 :Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m 7- 8 hrs.From Bhimphedi, we walk down to the stream, named Surke. Then we walk through the pine forest and reach to the River. Passing Gho, Tilije and Thonje village, we reach to Dharapani. It is the juncture point of the Manaslu trail and the Annapurna circuit trail. Overnight at lodge.
Day 20 :Dharapani to Chamje (1430m) 4 - 5 hrs.After the breakfast at Dharapani, we begin to descend via Karte. Walking down through the landslide area, we reach to Tal. Following the steep stone trail to the steep downhill trail, we reach to Chamje. Overnight at lodge.
Day 21 :Chamje to Bhulbhule (840m) 3 - 4 hrs.Walking continually down from Chamje, we pass Ghermu, Bahundanda and Nadi Bazaar. This is all the way through the Marshyangdi River valley, oak forests and enjoying the cascading waterfalls. Checking out from the ACAP check-post, we take a rest. Overnight at lodge.
Day 22 :Drive from Bhulbhule to Kathmandu.After the breakfast at Bhulbhule of Lamjung district, we drive back to Kathmandu. As an optional trip, if you have Pokhara on your itinerary, drive to Pokhara. Then transfer to the hotel and take a rest. Overnight at lodge.
Day 23 :Final Depature.According to the time of your flight, our airport representative drops you to the International Airport for your final departure. Thank you for joining us for your trekking in Nepal. See you again.
The above itinerary is the standard itinerary which can be modified according to your time and need. Please feel free to contact us in any queries you have regarding this trek.
We need a day for the trek preparation. Please note that you need to be in Kathmandu at least one day in advance as we could only issue the special permit while we have your Original passport.
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