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Set off for a trip to applaud the beauty that is located at the 8th greatest mountain of the planet i.e. Mt. Manaslu together with a hidden jewel in the area called ”Tsum” Valley. The snow around the apex touching mountain summit is magnificent as well as the lush and silent landscape of Tsum valley will make you stunt.
Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek is a newly opened road that’s gained attraction of several travellers nevertheless the travellers from the area are less owing to the difficult terrain and quite straightforward accommodation facility.
Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek is a beautiful journey which allows you walk across the Nepal-Tibet boundary enjoying the divine highlands settlements and enjoying the artistic monasteries constructed in these serene and quaint atmosphere. The dense forests in the area may be home to several endangered and rare animals and the area is totally prohibited for hunting, fishing and animal slaughtering.
The largest accomplishment of Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek is a rise up to Larkya La Pass (5220 metres) that is the maximum point of our trek. From here, you can find some intriguing views of mountains such as Cheo Himal, Kang Guru, Himlung Himal and a few uncommon views of Annapurna massif.
Embrace the cultural vibrancy which are available nowhere but in Tsum valley. Stop by Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa and Nunnery temple for some advice about Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The prayer flags, Chortens, Mani partitions; what we experience on our path throughout our travel gives a similarity of Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
The lifestyle and heritage of the people living in the valley is both distinctive and conventional. The men and women who live in the area have managed to maintain their uniqueness intact with no influence of outside globe till date. Connect Nepal Hiking Team to enjoy your holiday is a superb way.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m)
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu – Aarughat (710 m)
Day 04: Aarughat – Labubensi (900 m)
Day 05: Labubensi – Khorla Bensi (970 m)
Day 06: Khorla Bensi – Jagat (1400 m)
Day 07: Jagat – Lhokpa (2240 m)
Day 08: Lokpa – Chumling (2390m)
Day 09: Chumling – Chhekhangparo (3010m)
Day 10: Chhekhangparo – Nile (3240m)
Day 11: Nile –Mu Gumpa (3700m)
Day 12: Exploration day in Mu Gompa
Day 13: Mu Gumpa – Rachen Gompa (3500 m)
Day 14: Rachen Gompa – Chumling
Day 15: Chumling – Deng (1810 m)
Day 16: Deng – Namrung (2600 m)
Day 17: Namrung – Samagaon (3530 m)
Day 18: Samagaon – Acclimatization day!
Day 19: Samagaon – Samdo (3860 m)
Day 20: Rest Day in Samdo
Day 21: Samdo – Dharamsala (4460 m)
Day 22: Dharamsala – Bhimthang (3800 m)
Day 23: Bimthang – Tilije (2300 m)
Day 24: Tilije – Tal (1700 m)
Day 25: Taal – Bahun Danda (1340 m)
Day 26: Bahun-Danda – Bensishahar
Day 27: Bensi shahar – Kathmandu (1350 m)
Day 28: Final Departure
- Airport pick up and drop.
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
- Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
- Accommodation standard hotel in Kathmandu and neat and clean twin one bed during trekking.
- Meals during the trek (Three time meal- lunch, dinner)
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
- All experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader.
- Sleeping bag and down jacket (to be returned after the trip).
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits and TIMS.
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
- All local Government and local taxes
- Private transportation except what is mentioned in the What Is Included section
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.) Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
- Nepal Entry Visa
- Airport/Hotel porterage
- Trekking porterage
- All items not specified in “COST INCLUDES”
Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m)
Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m) You will be great by our representative at airport upon your arrival in Kathmandu. Alpine Glacier Treks will all the arrangement to transfer to Hotel.
Free day in Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Free day in Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation Today, you are almost free and give you an opportunity to visit the heritage site of Kathmandu and followed by short brief pre group departure meeting in the evening.
Kathmandu – Aarughat (710 m)
Kathmandu – Aarughat (710 m) 8h00 drive. The day of the departure to the Aarughat is by local bus. A regarding drive through the countryside of Nepal will enjoy mountain scenery, forests, beautiful landscapes and villages and get Aarughat in late afternoon.
Aarughat – Labubensi (900 m)
Aarughat – Labubensi (900 m): 6h00 walk. The First day of the trek, walking though the newly construction rough road to Sotikhola. Then we cross a bridge trek though the forests along the Budi Gandaki River passing by several villages, rice fields and waterfalls and get Labu Bensi.
Labubensi – Khorla Bensi (970 m)
Labubensi – Khorla Bensi (970 m) 6h00 walk. After the breakfast in the morning we head to Khorla Bensi passing by rocky trail, descend to Budi Gandaki river bank, walk along the sand then climb a side and down to cross a suspension bridge to reach Machhakhola and some up and down get Khorla bensi.
Khorla Bensi – Jagat (1400 m)
Khorla Bensi – Jagat (1400 m) The trail goes to along the Budi Gandaki River Bank few more ascends and descends come to a small Hot spring in Tatopani. After crossing a suspension bridge take over another ridge and get Dovan and Yaru Phant. We cross a suspension bridge of yaru khola then climb up the well managed stone stairs. Finally we get Jagat in the lap of river.
Jagat – Lhokpa (2240 m)
Jagat – Lhokpa (2240 m) 6h00 walk. As usual as other days, after breakfast the trail leads an easy trail up to the Ekle Bhatti a junction to go Manasu circuit trek and Tsum Valley Trek, We catch up right side way to get village of Lokpa which considered as lower Tsum.
Lokpa – Chumling (2390m)
Lokpa – Chumling (2390m) 5h00 walk. Today, starts trek with descending to a stream then climbs up into pine and rhododendron forests with zigzag and difficult trails to get another settlement and cross a stream to get Chhumling.
Chumling – Chhekhangparo (3010m)
Chumling – Chhekhangparo (3010m) 4h00 walk. The trails goes gradually ascends through pine forest and cross suspension bridges over the stream; enjoy with great view of Ganesh Himal and get Chhekangparo.
Chhekhangparo – Nile (3240m)
Chhekhangparo – Nile (3240m) 4h00 walk. The trail leads you Lama gaon then cross several suspension bridge along the trail by experiencing the local villages and antic monasteries with their treasure of arts upstream to Nile.
Nile –Mu Gumpa (3700m)
Nile –Mu Gumpa (3700m) 4 hrs The trail goes gradually uphill walk to west bank of the valley in barren landscapes. We are very near to Tibet border while we arrive in Mu Gompa.
Exploration day in Mu Gompa
Exploration day in Mu Gompa The whole day, we spent to visit Mu Gompa area. There is a largest monastery in the valley. The monastery is situated in top of the Tsum valley afterward there is no settlement remains only barren Tibetan plateau.
Mu Gumpa – Rachen Gompa (3500 m)
Mu Gumpa – Rachen Gompa (3500 m) 5h00 walk. After excursion Mu gumpa we descend back same trail following by shiar khola Phurbe then turn a way to Rachen Gompa just opposite site of Lama Gaon
Rachen Gompa – Chumling
Rachen Gompa – Chumling 5h00 walk. The trail come up to Phurbe then cross a bridge to get Lama Gaon and same way to Chumling.
Chumling – Deng (1810 m)
Chumling – Deng (1810 m) 6h00 walk. The trails descend through the same route till ekle Bhatti the cross a suspension bridge opposite bank of Tsum valley trek follows to Manaslu Circuit Trek passing through the small settlement of Pewa then get to Deng.
Deng – Namrung (2600 m)
Deng – Namrung (2600 m) 6h00 walk. As usual as other days, we head to Namrung. After a short walk cross a suspension bridge in Deng crossing over small settlements Rana and Bihi and pleasant walk to Ghap. We further cross Budi Gandaki River several times it comes across many monasteries in the trail. Finally, cross over a bridge a fine walk to climb up to get Namrung.
Namrung – Samagaon (3530 m)
Namrung – Samagaon (3530 m) 6h00 walk. Early morning, after the breakfast we left the Namrung, an impressive view point for Ganesh Himal and Siringi Himal in Nupra valley. The trail leads to Samagaon passing by several Tibetan villages with their pristine culture and peoples, Chhortens, monasteries as well as massif views of Manaslu en route.
Samagaon – Acclimatization day!
Samagaon – Acclimatization day! Samagoan is an ancient Tibetan village, where we spend a day for rest and acclimatization. The village is enriched in culture and typical settlements. This is considered first base camp for Manaslu expedition. This day you allow exploring Birendra Lake, Pungen monastery and village.
Samagaon – Samdo (3860 m)
Samagaon – Samdo (3860 m): 4h00 walk. Today, we walk along the Budi Gandaki River in Tibetan plateau passing by several mani walls en route. Finally, we get Samdo.
Rest Day in Samdo
Rest Day in Samdo. Rest day in Samdo set up you proper acclimatization. The day allows you to discover desert valley in Tibet border and hiking opportunities above the village.
Samdo – Dharamsala (4460 m)
Samdo – Dharamsala (4460 m) 4h00 walk. Exploring wilderness of Tibet border, we continue walk to Larya Base Camp and known as Dharmashala also. Today is a short day trek to Dharmashala enough time for acclimatization. There is stone made house not a lodge but kind of shelter called Dharmashala.
Dharamsala – Bhimthang (3800 m)
Dharamsala – Bhimthang (3800 m) 4h00 walk. A short climb after we enter to a valley on the north side of Larkya glacier. Horizontally, walk along the alpine valley leads Larkya – La at 5,218 m reward pristine mountain scenery of Annapurna and Ganesh Himal range then long descend to Bhimthang.
Bimthang – Tilije (2300 m)
Bimthang – Tilije (2300 m) 6h00 walk. As usual as other days, we start our trek in early morning. Once, enjoy with great views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, and Himlung Himal. We descend towards Tilije passing through high pasture, rivers, and rhododendron forests. Finally get in Tilije.
Tilije – Tal (1700 m) 6h00 walk
Tilije – Tal (1700 m) 6h00 walk. After exploring the upper Manang villages that lead you join to Annapurna Circuit Treks part at Dharapani passing by beautiful villages, stones paved trail, mani walls and Chhortens then take a trail along Marsyangdi River to Taal.
Taal – Bahun Danda (1340 m)
Taal – Bahun Danda (1340 m) 6h00 walk. After crossing a suspension bridge come across Chamje. And the trail goes along the Marsyandi River valley which opens beautiful landscapes, villages and dense forest of pines to Shyange. Then once across a suspension bridge over Marsyangdi river then take a trail in the Marijuana field at Ghermu Phant continues walk through the small villages, waterfalls, steep climb vertical rock-face getting Bahun-Danda.
Bahun-Danda – Bensishahar
Bahun-Danda – Bensishahar (900 m) 6h00 walk. The last day of the walk that leads Bensi shahar passing by the small village of Ngadi in Marsyangdi valley get to Bulbule and walk along the road to Beshishahar
Bensi shahar – Kathmandu (1350 m)
Bensi shahar – Kathmandu (1350 m) 6h00 This is picturesque drive passing through the several villages, rice fields, vegetation, river as well as beautiful mountains and get in Kathmandu in afternoon.
Final Departure A representative from Alpine Glacier Treks will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight.
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