Manaslu with Tsum Valley Trek

Code: NPL-TRK-MAN
27 Days 26 Nights

Description

Situated in the lap of Himalayas, famous valley of Tsum is a sacred valley of Bons. Manaslu with Tsum Valley Trek is one of the newly accessible trekking routes in Nepal for the foreigners. It was not until 2008 that foreigners were permitted to enter the sacred valley of Tsum. Likewise, Manaslu Circuit welcomed international trekkers only in the early ‘90s. Hence, Manaslu with Tsum Valley Trek will have relatively fewer trekkers than other popular trekking routes of Nepal. Manaslu with Tsum Valley Trek is the perfect trek for those who wish to spend their leisure time away from the crowd and in pristine nature.

Manaslu with Tsum Valley Trek offers the trekkers to explore one of the remotest regions of the country. The trek guarantees thrilling experience tagged along by the alluring views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m), Himlung Himal (7126m), Ngadi (7871m), Himalchuli (7893m), Annapurna II (7937m), Cheo Himal (6812m), Ganesh Himal (7429m), and many other Himalayas. Manaslu with Tsum Valley Trek features vintage Buddhist monasteries like Chumling Gompa, Dhephu Doma Gompa, Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa, and others in the Tsum Valley. These monasteries hold great value for people in this valley. The trek also enables the trekker to learn Bon culture from the local people met during the trek. Another feature of this trek is the traverse through isolated villages of Lho, Samdo, Samagaon, Namrung, and other small beautiful settlements nestled on the foothills of Manaslu Himal (8163m). The trekkers go through steep trails, lush Himalayan forests, majestic waterfalls, Mani walls, Chortens, and ridges adorned with Buddhist prayer flags, throughout the trek. The trekkers also get to the trek across Larkya La (5160m), which is one of the highest passes in Nepal. Manaslu with Tsum Valley Trek is appropriate for the trekkers who love adventures and also want to spend quiet time in nature.

Epic Adventures is one of the popular trekking organizers in the capital. We help our clients with all kind of legal documentation regarding touring and trekking in Nepal. We offer our clients every kind of service, from transportation to communication, sought during their stay in Nepal. We value the importance of your time and money. So, we will make sure your stay in Nepal is memorable.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION TIA Kathmandu
DIFFICULTY LEVEL Medium
HIGHEST ALTITUDE 3710 m
COST INCLUDES
  • All accommodation in 3 star ( By Nepalese standard) hotels in cities- twin sharing rooms
  •  All Ground transportation
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
  • Full board meal 3 times a day during the trekking and 3 cups of tea / Coffee
  • Govt. trained guide and necessary no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
  •  One cultural show and dinner
  • National park entry fees and TIMS permit card
COST EXCLUDES
  • International Flight, Airport tax and Nepal Visa fee
  • Major meals in Cities
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea / coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears, sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • Cost raised by flight cancelation, emergency rescue charges , landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control

Important Note: Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Epic Adventures. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu |1,300m|

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

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Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and trek preparation

Today we visit some of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu. In the morning, we take a tour of Boudhanath stupa and then of Pashupatinath temple. We then travel to Swayambhunath stupa in our car. Later, we discuss the trek in our office. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

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Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Barpak |1915m| via Gorkha|6-7 Hours

We drive to the west from Kathmandu on Prithvi Highway. Driving along the beautiful Trishuli River, we reach Baluwa, Gorkha. We then drive for few hours and reach Ghale settlement of Barpak. Barpak is the home of the veteran in World War II, Gaja Ghale. Overnight at a lodge in Barpak.

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Day 4: Trek from Barpak to Laprak |2100m| 6-7 hrs |

We start the first day of our trek by ascending along a tributary of Budhi Gandaki River. We hike for a couple of hours and reach Gupsi Dada (3000m), which lies between Barpak and Larpak. After relishing the astonishing view of Langtang Range, Shringi Himal (7161m), Ganesh Himal (7429m), and Buddha Himal (6672m), we trek downhill for another couple of hours to reach the Gurung village of Laprak. Overnight at a lodge.

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Day 5: Trek from Laprak to Khorlabeshi |970m| 7-8 hrs |

Crossing a long suspension bridge over Machha Khola, we reach Singla where we relish the alluring view of Mansiri Himal range. We then trek through dense forests of oaks and pine to reach Khorlabeshi in the Kali Gandaki Valley. We can visit the organic coffee garden in Khorlabeshi. Overnight at a lodge.

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Day 6: Trek from Khorlabeshi to Jagat |1340m| 6-7 hrs |

Trekking uphill through lush forests of rhododendron and pine, we reach Tatopani. From Tatopani, we cross a suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki River and reach Thingle. After ascending for some time, we cross a wooden bridge over Dobhan Khola and reach Dobhan. We then cross another wooden bridge over Yaru Khola and pass Thado Bhanjyang to finally reach Jagat. Overnight at a lodge.

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Day 7: Trek from Jagat to Philim |1,570m| 3-4 hrs |

We trek along steep trails and climb rocky ridges and reach Setibas. Trekking through dense forests of juniper, rhododendron, and pine, we reach Ghatta Khola after a couple of hours. We follow a rocky trail and then cross a suspension bridge over Ghatta Khola to finally reach the Gurung village of Philim. Overnight in Philim.

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Day 8: Trek from Philim to Chumling |2386m|6-7 hrs |

Trekking through lush forests of pine and rhododendron, we pass some gorges and water streams to reach the small village of Lokpa. We then cross a wooden bridge over Siyar Khola and reach Chumling. We take some rest and visit the vintage Chumling Gompa in the evening. Overnight at a lodge.

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Day 9: Trek from Chumling to Chhokang Paro |3031m| 5-6 hrs |

We leave Chumling and chase the marvelous vista of Ganesh Himal (7429m). After trekking along steep trails, we cross a suspension bridge and reach Rainjam. We then trek for few hours and enter the sacred valley of Tsum by crossing a wooden bridge over the confluence of Siyar Khola and Langdang Khola. Relishing the beautiful panorama of Shringi Himal (7161m), we trek along a steep trail to reach Chhokang Paro. Overnight in Chhokang Paro.

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Day 10: Trek from Chhokang Paro to the Nile |3361m| via Milarepa Cave| 6-7 hrs |

Trekking through lush Himalayan forests, we leave Chhokang Paro and head towards Rachen Gompa bypassing the small village of Lamagaon. We visit the ancient nunnery of Rachen Gompa before trekking along the steep trails that lead to Milarepa Cave. Milarepa Cave or Namkading Cave is a famous cave where Tibetan Buddhist philosopher Milarepa spent many years of his life meditating. After exploring the cave, we cross a wooden bridge over Siyar Khola and pass Phurbe, Pangdun, and Chule to finally reach the Nile. Overnight in the Nile.

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Day 11: Trek from the Nile to Bhajyo |4030m| 4-5 hours |

Chasing the stunning panorama of the Himalayas, we trek through dense forests of pine and oak to reach Mu Gompa, where we visit the age-old Dhephu Doma Nunnery Gompa. We relish the jaw-dropping vista of Mansiri Himal range, Shiringi Himal range, and Ganesh Himal range, and trek along the Tibetan borders to reach Bhajyo. On our way, we may come across yaks grazing in the fields. Overnight at a homestay.

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Day 12: Rest at Bhajyo 

We take a day off from trekking and use this day to acclimatize ourselves to high altitude. We relish the mouthwatering view of glacier lakes of the Yamdro Valley, beautiful passes, and the Himalayas in Tibetan as well as Nepali side that are seen from Bhajyo. Overnight in Bhajyo.

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Day 13: Trek from Bhajyo to Rachen Gompa|3240m| 6-7 hrs |

We trek downhill along the rocky trails following Siyar Khola. Trekking through lush Himalayan forests of pine and oak, we reach Rachen Gompa after a long day of trekking. Rachen Gompa is a sacred monastery in Tsum Valley. The monastery’s walls are decorated with Buddhist-style paintings with the backdrop of the spectacular view of the Himalayas. Overnight in Rachen Gompa.

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Day 14: Trek from Rachen Gompa to Domje |2460m| 5-6 hrs |

Trekking through lush Himalayan forests, we pass few small villages to reach Chhokang Paro. We then come across an ancient monastery in Gho, on our way to Domje. Leaving Gho, we continue our trek to Yaru which leads us to Domje, a beautiful village situated on the foothill of Ganesh Himal (7429m). Overnight in Domje.

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Day 15: Trek from Domje for Bihi |2130m|4-5hrs |

We trek along the lower Tsum Valley route and cross a long suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki River to enter the main valley of Budhi Gandaki River. Trekking through dense rhododendron and oak forests, we pass several small villages on our way to Rana. From Rana, we trek along rocky ridges and finally reach Bihi. Overnight in Bihi.

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Day 16: Trek from Bihi to Namrung |2630m| 6-7 hrs |

Relishing the splendid panorama of the emerging peak of Manaslu Himal (8163m) and the other Himalayas, we trek through few dense forests and pass small Himalayan villages to finally reach Namrung. Namrung hosts a spectacular view of Manaslu Himal (863m) and is also home to the quaint Namla Gumba. Overnight in Namrung.

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Day 17: Trek from Namrung to Lho |3180m| 4-4 hrs|

Leaving Namrung, we trek through dense forests of juniper, oak, and pine to reach Lihi. The sunrise view from Lihi is absolutely brilliant which also features the panoramic view of Manaslu Himal (8163m). After relishing the sunrise view from Lihi, we cross a couple of wooden bridges over a few small streams and enter the small village of Lho. We visit many traditional monasteries en route. Overnight in Lho.

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Day 18: Trek from Lho to Samagaon |3520m|5-6 hrs |

We leave Lho and trek through lush rhododendron and juniper forests to reach the beautiful village of Shyala. The panorama of Manaslu Himal (8163m), Himal Chuli (7893m), Ngadi Chuli (7871m), and many glacier lakes are simply outstanding from Shyala. We then trek along Budhi Gandaki River for a few hours and reach the Tibetan village of Samagaon. Overnight in Samagaon.

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Day 19: Trek from Sama to Samdo |3875m| 4-5 hrs |

Continuing our trek alongside Budhi Gandaki River, we ascend on the Larkya La trial and trek through pasturelands with sparse vegetation to reach Kermo Kharka. From Kermo Kharka, we cross a wooden bridge and enter the small village of Samdo. On our way, we pass Chortens, Mani walls, and monasteries with Manaslu Himal (8163m) on the backdrop. Overnight in Samdo.

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Day 20: Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala/Larkephedi) |4460m| 5-6 hrs |

We start our day by crossing a wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki River. We trek through rocky pastures and moraines and come across the beautiful Larkya Glacier. We then trek for another couple of hours to finally reach Larkya Phedi. Here, we will spend our overnight in Dharmashala. Dharmashala is a stone guest house built for trekkers.

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Day 21: Trek from Dharamsala to Bimthang |3,590m|7- 8 hours |

Trekking through glacier moraines, we climb the Larkya La (5160m). The vista of Manaslu Himal range, Himlung Himal (7126m), Annapurna II (7937m), Cheo Himal (6812m), and the other Himalayas from the top of the pass is breathtaking. After relishing the panorama of the Himalayas, we trek downhill on a snowy path to finally reach Bimthang. Overnight at a lodge.

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Day 22: Rest day at Bimthang |

We have had a long trek yesterday. So, we take a break from the trek today and rest. Today, we learn about the culture of the locals in Bimthang. We can also hike up to Nayamlo Tal, situated amid the Kechakyu Khola Glacier. Overnight in Bimthang.

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Day 23: Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani|1963m| 6-7 hrs |

Crossing a couple of wooden bridges over Dudh Khola, we trek through dense forests of rhododendron, pine, and juniper, and pass Tilije and few other small villages on our way to Dharapani. Our trek will feature the majestic view of the Himalayas along with beautiful waterfalls. Overnight at a lodge.

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Day 24: Trek Dharapani from Syange |1100m|7 hrs |

Crossing few suspension bridges over Marsyangdi River, we trek along the trail of Annapurna Circuit and pass the village of Tal. We then trek along Marsyangdi River to pass Chamje. We take some photographs in front of a giant waterfall in Chamje and continue our trek to Syange via Jagat. Overnight in Syange.

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Day 25: Drive from Syange to Kathmandu via Besisahar |6-7 hrs |

Driving along the flow of Marsyangdi River, we enter a tunnel and reach Besisahar. From Besisahar, we catch a bus and drive along the Trishuli River to reach Kathmandu. You will then be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

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Day 26: Free day in Kathmandu

We spend our day in the capital by visiting Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changu Narayan Temple. Both these UNESCO world heritage sites are home to some of the most extraordinary wood, stone, and metal works. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

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Day 27: Departure

Today we drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before your flight back home.

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