Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking

tsum valley trekking

Manaslu Tsum Valleyis known to be one of virgin routes of wilderness trekking trailin Manaslu region that covers the remotest Tsum Valley of Gorkha district. Tsum Valleyis known as the land of monasteries and hamlets with all Tibetan influence. Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek not only offers you explore the wilderness area of Manaslu region but also an ancient culture that only few people know about. You can get the close-up views of Mount Manaslu which is the eighth highest mountain in the world. Manaslu Tsum Valley area is almost unexplored as it was opened only after2007.

With the elevation ranging from 1905m and 5093m, of course Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking trail is quite difficult to trek. The highest point of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is at NgulaDhojhyangPass on Tibetan Border. This trekking trail isalso known to be the area of abominable snowman Yeti. Apart from this, different wild animals are also found in the region that will provide you typical wilderness experience in each and every steps of your trip. You will get to pass through many alpine forests, ethnic societies, glacial rivers and several ancient Buddhist Gompa including popular Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek will let you explore the unexplored and remote Himalayan territory with picturesque meadows, green valleys and natural vegetation. Tsum valley actually is a hidden valley surrounded by SringiHimal, Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli, and Buddha Himal. The breathtaking views of glorious Himalayan ranges will make you feel the typical Himalayan experience in this unique destination. World Sight Journey cordially welcomes you all for this amazing trip to Tsum Valley and Manaslu region of Nepal.

Outlined Itinerary

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

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

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

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

Day 05: Trek from SotiKhola to MachhaKhola (900m) – 6 Hours

Day 06: Trek from MachhaKhola to Jagat (1340m) – 6 Hours

Day 07: Trek from Jagat to Philim (1590m) – 3 Hours

Day 08: Trek from Philim to Chumling (2363m) –6 Hours

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

Day 10: Trek from Chhokangparoto Nile (3361m)–7 Hours

Day 11: Trek from Nile Mu Gompa (3700m) and back to Chhokangparo (3010m) – 6 Hours

Day 12: Trek from Chhokangparo to Gompa Laudang (3200m) – 6 Hours

Day 13: Trek from Gompa Laudang to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4200m) – 6 Hours

Day 14: Trek from Gompa Laudang to Lokpa (2224m) – 6 Hours

Day 15: Trek from Lokpa to Ghap (2160m) – 6 Hours

Day 16: Trek from Ghap to Lho (3200m) – 6 Hours

Day 17: Trek from Lho to Samagaon(3500m) – 6 Hours

Day 18: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3860m) – 6 Hours

Day 19: Trek from Samdo to Dharmashala (4480m)–6 Hours

Day 20: Trek from Dharmashala to Bimthang(3590m) – 7 Hours

Day 21: Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m)– 6 Hours

Day 22: Trek from Dharapani to Ghermu(1100m) – 7 Hours

Day 23: Trek from Ghermu to Besisahar– 4 Hours

Day 24: Drive from Besisaharto Kathmandu – 8 Hours

Day 25: Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

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

The representatives from World Sight Journeys will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival. We then transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.

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

Today, we spend the whole for the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. You will have the full day guided sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley covering the major cultural attractions which have also been cited as The World Heritage Cultural Sites. After having breakfast in the morning, we visit Pashupatinath, which is considered the holiest temple of Lord Shiva.  We then head to Bauddhanath, which is also known as Little Tibet and also is one of the oldest and largest Buddhist Monastery in the world. Following the Bauddhanath Monastery, we visit Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple, which is equally revered by Hindus and Buddhists.   Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the west of Kathmandu. After exploring the Swayambhunath Stupa, we drive to Kathmandu (Basantpur) Durbar Square. If time allows, you can explore the city. Finally, you will have dinner at hotel and stay there overnight.

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

Today, we will head to Arughat from Kathmandu. Arughat is the starting point of our trek. We drive through DhadingBesi to eventually reach Arughat. It takes around eight hours for our bus to get there. We stay overnight at tented camps.

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

From Arughat, we continue our trek following the BudhiGandaki River towards its origin. Passing through the village of Morder and Simre, we reach Arkhat River. We ascend slowly towards Kyoropani and set up our camp near the confluence of Seti River. Well, Seti River is an ideal place to take a fresh water bath. We stay overnight at tented camps.

Day 05: Trek from SotiKhola to MachhaKhola (900m) – 6 Hours

Today, we descent slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. We then pass the forest to reach RidenGaon. On reaching Lambeshi, we follow down to the sandy river bed of BudhiGandaki. We stay overnight at our tented accommodation at MachhaKhola.

Day 06: Trek from MachhaKhola to Jagat (1340m) – 6 Hours

From MachhaKhola, we head to KhrolaBesi. We then move to Tatopani where we can enjoy natural hot spring. Following the trail through the forest, we eventually reach Dovan and then to Jagat. We stay overnight at tented accommodation.

Day 07: Trek from Jagat to Philim (1590m) – 3 Hours

We walk uphill towards Salleripassing the beautiful farming terrace of potato and beans. From Salleri, we hike to Sirdibas and eventually reach Philim where we stay overnight at tented accommodation.

Day 08: Trek from Philim to Chumling (2363m) – 6 Hours

After having breakfast in the morning, we walk towards EkleBhatti and then enter into the pine forest. We then descend towards the trail to Tsum Valley and then again enter into the dense forest of pine and rhododendrons. Overlooking the magnificent Himalayan ranges, we reach Chumling. We stay overnight at tented accommodation.

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

Today, we hike uphill and descend to cross the bridge over small stream. Pasing through Rainjham, we eventually reach the vally of Tsum. Chhokangparo is known to be the largest village of Tsum valley. We stay overnight at tented accommodation.

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

From Chhokanparo, we ascend to Lama Gaun crossing the monasteries and Gompa. We climb the Milarepa’s Cave where you will visit Buddhist meditation centers. Trekking further throughPhurbe and Pang, we eventually reach the village of Nile where we stay overnight at tented accommodation.

Day 11: Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m) and back to Chhokangparo (3010m) – 6 Hours

We ascend to Mu Gompapassing through the largest monastery of Tsum Valley. Actually, Mu Gompa is located at the highest point of Tsum Valley. We can hike around this village exploring Kalung and visitDhephyudonmaGompa. Finally, we return back to Chhokangparo where we stay overnight at tented accommodation.

Day 12: Trek from Chhokangparo to Gompa Laudang (3200m) – 6 Hours

We hike downhill from Chhokangparo to Gho today. From Gho, we then descend towards ShiarKhola to cross the bridge. We walk through Dumjhe and then to GumbaLaudang where we stop for the overnight stay. We stay in tented accommodation.

Day 13: Trek from Gompa Laudang to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4200m) – 6 Hours

We can take a day trip to Ganesh HimalBase Camp and we have to cross the LaudangKhola enjoying the beautiful views of Toro Gompa Glacier and Ganesh Himal. We have to pass through the seasonal huts of Yak herders until we reach Ganesh Himal Base Camp. We return back to Laudang after exploring the Himalayan ranges and we stay overnight at tented accommodation.

Day 14: Trek from Gompa Laudang to Lokpa (2224m) – 6 Hours

From Laudang, we descend towards Dumje crossing LaudangKhola. We then climb uphill through deep gorges until we reach Ripchet. Passing the greenery farming terraces of barley and maize, we reach Lokpa where we stay overnight at tented accommodation.

Day 15: Trek from Lokpa to Ghap (2160m) – 6 Hours

We hike towards Philim and cross the BudhiGandaki River. We then descend towards Deng via bamboo forest. Enjoying the great views of Tsum valley below, we cross the SerangKhola and then Bimthang. We eventually reach Ghap where we stay overnight at tented accommodation.

Day 16: Trek from Ghap to Lho (3200m) – 6 Hours

Crossing the wooden bridge over BudhiGandaki, we follow the path lined with houses that are interspersed with cultivated fields. We then cross the Hinan River and continue to Lho. We stay overnight at a tented accommodation.

Day 17: Trek from Lho to Samagaon (3500m) – 6 Hours

From Lho, we pass the stone gate and long Mani stone wall. From here, we can witness the beautiful view of Peak 29. Following the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier, we eventually reach the village of Sama. We stay overnight at a tented accommodation.

Day 18: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3860m) – 6 Hours

We climb a terraced hill on the opposite bank of BudhiGandaki River. From here, we move towards the most remote village of Samdo where we stay overnight at a tented accommodation.

Day 19: Trek from Samdo to Dharmashala (4480m) – 6 Hours

From Samdo, we first cross the BudhiGandaki River and then we talk to Dharmashala. We visit Mani Walls on arriving Dharmashala. We stay overnight at tented accommodation.

Day 20: Trek from Dharmashala to Bimthang (3590m) – 7 Hours

We head towards Bimthang today. En route, we enjoy the superb view of peaks like Himlung, Annapurna II and Kang Guru. Descending via the moraine and rocky trail, we reach Bimthang where we stay overnight at tented accommodation.

Day 21: Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m) – 6 Hours

We walk towards the valley of BudhiGandaki descending via great hill. We have to hike through the rhododendron forest until we reach Karche. We then descend towards Tilje and then to DudhKoshi. After crossing the Marshyangdi River, we finally reach to Dharapani where we stay overnight at tented accommodation.

 

Day 22: Trek from Dharapani to Ghermu (1100m) – 7 Hours

We walk towards the Annapurna Circuit Trail and then descend to Marshyangdi River. Crossing the River, we walk towards the village of Tal until we reach Chame. From Chame, we walk towards Ghermu via Jagat. We stay overnight at tented accommodation.

 

Day 23: Trek from Ghermu to Besisahar – 4 Hours

After having breakfast at Ghermu, we walk towards Beshishahar, headquarter of Lamjung district. We stay overnight at tented accommodation.

Day 24: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu – 8 Hours

We drive back to Kathmandu from Besishahar today. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you can utilize your time for the last minute shopping or you can explore around the city. We celebrate the Farewell Dinner together with the trekking team and spend overnight at the hotel.

Day 25: Final Departure

Today, you take the returning flight to your hometown. Our representatives will assist you to reach the airport. You return to your home with an unforgettable travel experience in Nepal.