Manasalu Tsum Valley Trekking

20 days

Overview

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is increasing its fame among the trekkers from different corners of the world. Due to the restricted area, the trek requires a restricted area trekking permit. This lodge (tea house) trek offers a lifetime adventurous experience. The trek goes through the authentic ethnic village and wilderness that eventually makes a circuit via Larke pass and join the Annapurna circuit trail.

Round Manaslu Trek was opened in 1991 as a restricted area trekking in Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP). The trek hush-up around Mt. Manaslu (8156m), which is the seventh highest peak in the world and adjoins the world’s one of the demanded trails. The foothill journey consists of two week itinerary that begin and head through the Budi Gandaki valley and sweeps forward passing the hilly gorges at the lower altitude region. You need to cross numerous hanging steel bridges and walk through the terraced farms. This trail was popular in the historical salt trade with Tibet. Walking higher, from the last huddle of the homes, the villages look like the Tibetan territories that are prevailed with the colourful monasteries and Chhortens. Sama Gaon and Samdo are the representative villages for the cultural prosperity. The architectures are similar to the Tibetan communities. Heading from the base camp, you gradually ascend to the Larke La (5160m) with the exploration of panoramic views, including Mt. Manaslu and its surrounding parts of the Annapurna region.

Larke La is quite challenging. So, better to avoid winter. March to May and September to November are the best Manaslu trekking seasons. Please, contact Shiva Excursion for the perfect trek arrangements with the professional trek guides.

Note: Manaslu Conservation Area Project is a pocket zone of Snow leopard that has preserved various other wild animals. If you love to enjoy extra adventure, you can join the Tsum valley trek at the beginning or Annapurna Circuit trek after crossing the Larke pass.

Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Kathmandu exploration and preparation for trek

Day 03: Kathmandu to Arughat (640m)–8 Hours

Day 04: Arughat to Soti Khola (775m)–6 Hours

Day 05: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m)–6 Hours

Day 06: Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m) – 6 Hours

Day 07: Jagat to Ngyak- Phedi (2310m) –6 Hours

Day 08: Ngyak-Phedi to Lho   (2100m) – 6 Hours

Day 09: Lho To Samagaon  (3200m) – 6 Hours

Day 10:  Samagaon To Sando (3860)–6 Hours

Day 11: Exploration day at Samdo (3860m)–5 Hours

Day 12: Samdo to Larkya phedi (4460m)\-5 Hours

Day 13: Cross Larkya La Pass (5215m) and to Bhimphedi (3590m) – 8 Hours

Day 14: Bhimphedi to Tilje (3900m) –5 Hours

Day 15: Tilje to Tal (1725m) –5 Hours

Day 16: Tal to Jagat (1300m) – 5 Hours

Day 17: Jagat to Bahundanda (1275m)–5 Hours

Day 18: Bahundanda to Besishahar – 5 Hours

Day 19: Besishahar to Kathmandu – 7 Hours

Day 20: Farewell

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to Hotel

There will be a warm welcome to you on Nepal after landing your flight at TIA. Representative of Shiva Excursion Pvt. Ltd. will there for your arrival. He/she will shift you toward your place of accommodation. After having rest for some time there will a brief description of the upcoming program with your guide. 

Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu Valley and Pre-trip Preparation

Our today’s day is spent by sightseeing all around Kathmandu Valley. Having a breakfast we will visit Pashupatinath (regarded as the holiest temple of Lord Shiva). Next will be Bauddhanath (Little Tibet). Then Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) is our next destination.  Lastly we will drive to Kathmandu (Basantpur) Durbar Square. It will end our Kathmandu tour we will return back & make preparation for our trekking.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (640m) – 8 Hours

With a drive of 5 to 6 hours to Arughat we will start our climbing. Roadside houses in the corner of wide forest are so much entertaining journey. Our lunch will be in the way. On reaching Arughat we will rest for few times and explore around the beautiful valley. Finishing our visit we will be back for our night.

Day 04: Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola (775m) – 6 Hours

First day of our trek leads us to Soti Khola. Our walking track will be from the path of Budhi Gandaki River. Without stopping we will reach Morder and Simre village. Resting little time we will walk again and reach Arkhat River. In this we will finally reach at Soti Khola for spending our first walk night.

Day 05: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m) – 6 Hours

Sleeping a cool night we will be fresh and our today’s destination is Machha Khola. Walking slowly we will climb again to mountain ridge of Almara. Passing through the track of forest we will reach Riden Gaon. Reaching on Lambeshi, we will follow down to sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki to Machha Khola.

Day 06: Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m) – 6 Hours

From Machha Khola, we head our walk to Khrola Besi. We will walk to Tatopani. Over here we can enjoy natural hot spring water. Being fresh we will again continue our track of forest and reach Dovan. Again we will walk ahead to Jagat for our night at tented camp in the fresh natural environment.

Day 07: Jagat to Chisopani (1660m) – 4 Hours

Having our breakfast we continue our walk to Chisopani. First of all we will climb over a rocky ridge to Salleri. Then, we descend down to Sirdibas and continue to Ghatta Khola. Walking continuing upstream to a long simple suspension bridge, we climb to large Gurung settlement of Philim and further to reach Chisopani.

Day 08: Chisopani to Chumling (2386m) – 6 Hours

Early morning, we resume our walk to Ekle Bhatti and enter into pine forest. Then we descend down to Tsum Valley. Our walk will lead into dense forest of pine & rhododendrons. Viewing the glorious Himalayan ranges view; we reach to Chumling for spending a memorable night at a tented camp.

Day 09: Chumling to Chhokangparo (3010m) – 5 Hours

Today, we will hike uphill for some time and descend down to cross suspension bridge over small stream. We will pass through Rainjham and finally reach Tsum valley. Chhokangparo is known as one of the largest village of Tsum valley. Over here we will spend our cool night at tented camp.

Day 10: Chhokangparo to Nile (3361m) – 7 Hours

From Chhokanparo, we walk to Lama Gaun. We need to cross monasteries and Gompa. We climb to Milarepa's Cave. Here we can have short visit to Buddhist meditation centers. Trekking further to Phurbe & Pang, we finally reach village of Nile to spend our interesting night at a tented camp.

Day 11: Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m) – 3 Hours

Our today’s destination leads us to Mu Gompa. We will pass through largest monastery of Tsum Valley Mu Gompa located at highest point of Tsum Valley. On reaching Mu Gompa we hike around this village explore Kalung & visit Dhephyudonma Gompa and return back to our tent for spending our night.

Day 12: Exploration at Mu Gompa

It is a rest taking day. Today, we will explore whole Mu Gompa region. First of all we will visit Mu Gompa the largest monastery in the region. We will explore all about this and return back & have our lunch. Resting some time we will again go to the valley explore all around and return back to our place for night.

Day 13: Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (3245m) via Milarepa Cave – 5 Hours

From Mu Gompa, we trek back to Chhule & Phurbe. It is situated on the east bank of Shiar Khola. With an easy walk we will reach beautiful village of Burgi. On reaching Burgi we will have a short hike over to Milarepa Cave. It is well known for its mesmerizing glimpses of Poshyop Glacier & Mount Churke.

Day 14: Burgi Village to Chumling (2386m) – 5 Hours

In resuming our journey leads us to Chumling. We walk through greenery of nature. We will descend down to Chhokang Paro. The surrounding environment will be so much impressive. Descending dowm to Gho, we further move to Chumling for resting our tired night at tented accommodation.

Day 15: Chumling to Philim (1570m) – 6 Hours

From Chumling, we walk to Philim. At first we will reach Lokpa. Resting some time we will ahead on a flat trail. We will have over look of the gorgeous Samba Falls. Walking continuously for about 6 to 7 hours we will be finally at Philim. Having a short hike on Philim we will return back to our tent for night.

Day 16: Philim to Khorlabesi (970m) – 7 Hours

It is the time of returning journey after completing our project on tsum valley. We will return back through the same track. We will be fully relaxed as our returning journey is very easy. We will be offered with the same things but our looking angle will be different. We will rest fully as we have round up the Tsum valley.

Day 17: Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (775m) – 6 Hours

In our returning journey it will be so much easy in walking. We just need to trek downward following the main trial to reach Soti Khola. The same beauty of nature with mountain ranges from different angel will be so much impressive. Continuing in downhill track we will reach Soti Khola for our night.

Day 18: Soti Khola to Arughat (640m) – 7 Hours

Our today’s walk will be the last walk of our trekking. We will walk through the main ridge of Kyorpan & descend down to the cascading waterfall. We will be at Annapurna conservation area. On reaching Arughat we will make confirmation of our tomorrow’s vehicle to Kathmandu and rest the remaining time.

Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu from Arughat – 8 Hours

We need return back to Kathmandu. We will return back through the same highway. We will be pleased with houses and greenery of highway. Our lunch will be in the highway under the beauty of nature. Driving around seven hours we will be at Kathmandu. We will be shifted toward our hotel which will end Tsum Valley Trekking.

Day 20: Final Departure

Spending a rest night at Kathmandu, it’s a time for returning back to your home land. There will be a small farewell program for you. You will be guided all the things of returning journey by our team for your departure. Hope you will be back to Nepal to visit the remaining side of beautiful Nepal.

Cost Details

  • All Airports pick up and drop.
  • 3 nights  standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Kathmandu to Arughat by Jeep and Back to Kathmandu
  •  Accommodation during trek
  • All 3 meals per day during the trek [B+L+D] 
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide as per bigger size of group of trekkers: (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag And duffel bag  (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and Manaslu tsum Valley special permit
  • A medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost excludes:

  • Nepal Visa fee (Nepal provides on arrival visa in Immigration, bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs,)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Meal city like Kathmandu
  • Extra calculate for additional programs as per above itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Local donation & Tips for guides and porters.
  • Personal expenses (Pot of tea, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)

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Manual Note

The Shiva Excursion Pvt. Ltd offer by Resonation Cost, And if you need more facilities and more group size and Extra Actives. Do not hesitate Call or Email us.

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