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Tusm valley Manaslu Trek - 20 days

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Duration
20 days
Max. Elevation
5160m
Group size
2-14
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Best Season
Accomodation
Meals
Starts at
Sotikhola
Ends at
Besisahar
Trip Route

Highlights

    • Trek into the remote and isolated part of Nepal.
    • A scenic walk into the valley of Happiness at Tsum within Ganesh and Manaslu Himalaya.
    • Grand panorama of Ganesh and Manaslu Himalaya that surrounds beautiful Tsum valley.
    • Exploring cultural and traditional Tsum villages similar to Tibetan Buddhist culture and origin.
    • Walking into the enchanting forest covered with tall rhododendron and magnolia tree lines.
    • Daily views of mountains walking into the remote and isolated valley of happiness at Tsum.
    • Do Larke La Pass- is one of the most challenging Himalayan passes in the world.
Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek is a trip to the hidden valley of Nepal. The less explored trekking route of Nepal is truly remote trekking in Nepal. In the restricted trekking area of Nepal, this route is popular to its typical living style and culture. Hugely influenced by Tibet Buddhism, the route consists of many monasteries, chortens, and gumbas. Among many monasteries- “The Rachen Monastery” is the main highlight. The word “Tsum” is taken from the Tibetan word “Tsombo” which means vivid.
The friendly locals of Manaslu with their typical Tibetan look-like living style and attire are among the favorites. The exciting high Himalayan pass of Larkya Pass (5167 meters), and the magnificent mountain views of – Manaslu, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Nemjung, Gyaji Kang, Kang Guru, and Annapurna II are always the best. The occasional encounters of wildlife including Mountain Goat, Blue Sheep, and Pika Himalayan Marmots is refreshing. The luckiest ones can also get the chance to see the shy snow leopard as well. The vibrant local villages, the peaceful valleys, the glaciers, and the rivers make this trekking absolutely stunning.  
Like other trekking in Nepal, Manaslu and Tsum valley trek is also a teahouse trekking. There are teahouses with needed facilities are available. The restricted area trekking in Nepal. Manaslu and Tsum valley trek as special rules. There must be two trekkers to trek Manaslu and must have to go through a government-registered trekking company with a professional trekking guide. The best time to trek to Manaslu is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). 
The Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek is a customizable trek. If you want a different itinerary then please contact our Nepal trek experts.

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.  A representative from Glacier Nepal treks will welcome you at the airport and take you to your hotel by private vehicle. After a short rest, you will meet the guide at our office. Your guide will answer any questions you may have about your trek. Overnight at the hotel.

Travel by private jeep to the start of the Manaslu trek in Sotikhola.  After an early morning departure from Kathmandu, you will notice your first views of the  Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal range upon leaving the valley.   The road zigzags along the Trisuli River.  After approximately 7-8 hours, we will reach Sotikhola, a small village on the Budi Gandaki riverbank, and the start of the Manaslu trek.   After a long travel day, spend the evening resting and preparing for the trek. Overnight at a Sotikhola teahouse

After breakfast at the teahouse, our trek begins with a walk on the newly opened roadway that winds through the Buri Gandaki River Valley. This road is part of the government of Nepal’s plan to build a highway that will connect to China’s autonomous region of Tibet. We pass a few small villages and a suspension bridge. The trek follows the Budi Gandaki River and gains a few hundred meters of elevation before reaching Machhakhola, our destination for the day. Stay overnight at a Machakhola teahouse

After breakfast at the teahouse, cross the Machhakhola suspension bridge and begin a gradual climb to  Tatopani (hot springs).  Road construction is ongoing here; be prepared to encounter many mule trains.  Always pass mules on the wall side and follow your guide for safety.   After crossing the Budi Gandaki suspension bridge and the villages of Dovan and Keraunja, we ascend through Yaruphant to the village of Jagat.  Jagat marks the beginning of the restricted Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP). Stay overnight at a Jagat teahouse

After breakfast at the teahouse, continue along the Buri Gandaki River to the village of Salleri.  After ascending from Salleri, you will see a beautiful view of Siring Himal.  Pass the villages of Sirdibas and Ghatte Khola to a long suspension bridge.  Once across the bridge, a short trek brings you to the largest Gurung village in the region – Gurung.  After passing Chisapani (Ekle Bhatti) we descend back down to the Budi Gandaki River and, we ascend about an hour we arrived at Lokpa. from the Lokpa they don't allow killing animals. stay overnight at Lokpa.

After the breakfast, we cross the suspension bridge couple of time. Ascent to hill need to carefull some time rock fall. walkk down to Shiar khola crossing the suspension bridge to arived to Chumling vliiage, after the lunch we have plenty of time to visit Dhampa Gomba and explore village. Overnight at Chumling.

After the breakfast, we are heading for today is Lama Gaun. we will see spectacular views of Mt. Ganesh Himal and Mt. Boudha Himal and Himalchuli peaks to the south. we cross Kowo and Gho village and arrive to Chhokang Paro village. after crossing the Chhokang Paro we arrive to Lama Gaun. Overnight at Lama Gaun.

After the breakfast,ascends to Mu Gompa. It is the largest monastery in the region. Mu Gompa is located at all most ead of Tsum Valley. Mu Gumba was built late 19th century, one of the oldest monasteries in the Tsum valley. during the walk we cross Nile and Chho syong. overnight at Ma Gumba.

Today we explore Mu Gumba and Rikang Gumba.many religious books including Kangyur, a life-size statue of Avalokiteshwara, and images of Guru Padmasambhava and Tara. The route takes us through yak pastures through typical dry and arid Trans Himalayan Terrain. The monastery has rows of Chortens and beautiful mountain views

After the breakfast, we walk all the way down same way we climbed up. today is long way dwon. we will see spectacular views of Mt. Ganesh Himal and Mt. Boudha Himal and Himalchuli peaks to the south. overnight at Chumling.

After the breakfast, we cross the suspension bridge then climb up and down to reach Lokpa.we descend back down to the Budi Gandaki River , After a few river crossings, we arrive in the village of Pewa and, soon after, ascend to the village of Deng.   Stay overnight at a Deng teahouse.

After breakfast at the teahouse, the trek winds its way down to the river and then ascends once again to the villages of Rana and Bhi Phedi. During the walk, we may be able to spot langur monkeys on one of their routine visits to the fields to feed.   Before reaching the village of Ghap, the trek will cross a landslide area.  Proceed with caution and follow your guide’s direction.  After another crossing of the Buri Gandaki River, the trail meanders through a lush forest and then ascends to our destination for the night - Namrung. In Namrung, enjoy beautiful views of the Ganesh Himal and Siring Himal.  Overnight at a Namrung teahouse

Today, the trek gains approximately 900 meters/2950 ft.  Please remember to always follow your guide’s instructions and pay careful attention to trail signs. After breakfast at the teahouse, travel through the village of Bhaniam and begin an ascent through the alpine forest.   Once in Lho, you will have an amazing view of Mt. Manaslu to the West. Ribung Gumpa is another site worth visiting Lho.  Past Lho, you will reach the village of Shayla, where we will cross a couple of suspension bridges and follow a mostly flat trail to Samagaon.   Stay overnight at a Samagaon teahouse.

An acclimatization day to prepare for the trip over Larkya La, a mountain pass at 5,160m/ 16,930feet, the highest point of the trek.  It is best to stay active on rest days.  Take an early morning hike to Manaslu base camp (4,800 m, 7-8 hours roundtrip), visit Birendra lake, or explore the village and Samagaon monastery.  There are many opportunities to get acquainted with the rich Sherpa culture.  Enjoy the sight of thousands of mani stones with Tibetan texts and pictures and the Sherpa women clad in traditional clothes and ornaments. Stay overnight again at a Samagaon teahouse.

After breakfast at the teahouse, we once again follow the Buri Gandaki River while enjoying beautiful views of the mountains and of Samagaon behind us. The trek gradually climbs to the next village of Samdo, a short and easy day.  Arrive in Samdo by lunch.  After lunch, you will have the choice to do another short acclimatization hike up the hill behind Samdo or walk around exploring the village.  Stay overnight at a Samdo teahouse

Today we trek to Dharamsala, also known as Larke Phedi, our last stop before Larkya La. After breakfast at the teahouse, begin the trek and after about an hour we will cross the  Budi Gandaki river and Larke bazaar (a trade point for Nepal and Tibet). From Larkebazar, we will ascend a few hundred meters to the seasonal village of Dharamsala. There are a few very basic teahouses here with dormitory-style lodging.   This will be our highest overnight elevation of the trip.  Stay overnight at a Dharamsala teahouse 

After early morning breakfast, we start the trek while it is still dark outside.  The trek climbs gradually, passing by the beautiful lake next to the Larkya Glacier.  After a few hours of climbing, we reach Larkya La.  From Larkya Pass, there are spectacular views of the huge Annapurna 2, Himlung Himal, and Cheo Himal.  From the pass, we descend for 3-4 hours to the village of Bhimthang Phedi, tucked next to the Ponkar glacier.  Stay overnight at a Bhimthang teahouse

After breakfast at the teahouse, we descend from Bhimthang, enjoying a wonderful view of Manaslu, Lanjung, Cheo Himal along the way.  We cross the Dudh Khola just below the Ponker glacier and are back in the beautiful rhododendron forest. After walking through the village of Gowa, we arrive in Tilche. Stay Overnight at a Tilche teahouse

Our last day trekking.  After breakfast at the teahouse, we walk about an hour to reach the village of Dharapani.  From here, we catch a private jeep first to Besisahar and then on to  Kathmandu.  That night, we will have a farewell dinner to celebrate our successful trek.  Enjoy your accomplishment in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance. Overnight at the hotel

This is your final day in Nepal. A Glacier Nepal treks representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport by private vehicle. Safe travels home sweet home

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Includes

    • All airport and hotel transfers with private transportation.
    • Two-night hotel at Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Transportation by local bus and local jeep.
    • Tea House/ Lodge accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during trek.
    • Government License holder trekking guide.
    • Coverage of guides and porter's meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and
    • Other necessary equipment.
    • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee and national park fee.
    • Medical kit.
    • All Government and Local Taxes.
    • Minus 20 sleeping bags and duffle bags need to return after trekking.
    • Farewell Dinner after trekking.

Doesn't Include

    • International Flight.
    • Excess baggage charges.
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary.
    • Personal nature of expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, and battery recharge.
    • Shopping and hot shower during the trek.
    • Laundry, extra porters, beverages, etc.
    • Personal clothing and gear.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Tips for guide and porters.
    • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, Illness,
    • Change of government policy, political instability raises strikes, moments, etc.
    • Bar beverage bills.

Complimentary

Manaslu trek

Rabin was amazing! I cannot overstate how great of an experience we had with Rabin as our guide on the Manaslu trek. He is professional while at the same time flexible and relaxed. A perfect balance that only comes with years of experience. Rabin let us customize our itinerary and change things on the fly as we hiked. When we had questions, he had answers but otherwise Rabin let us hike the hike we wanted. As it was early spring on the Manaslu trek, snow levels were high and many groups were turning around before the pass. Rabin stayed optimistic and confident and got us over the pass!! This made our trek. On a personal note, Rabin is intelligent and well read with excellent English. He was a pleasure to converse with about all topics from politics to economics to game of thrones. You can hire a random guide when you arrive in Kathmandu, but from our experience the range in quality can be huge. With Glacier Nepal Treks the gauranteed quality and experience you will get is worth every cent you may have otherwise saved. Don't take the risk and hire an experienced guide!!

zach
United States
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