- Total Duration:23 Days
- Best Time:March to May in spring and September to mid-December
- Max Elevation:5213m
- Trip Grade:Moderate
- Start Point:Kathmandu
- End Point:Kathmandu
- Group Size:2-12
- Transportation:Private Vehicle
- Meals:Full board included
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek takes us to remote Tsum Valley which is known as hidden shangrila of Nepal. The hidden valley of Tsum is bordered by Annapurna Conversation Area to the west while Tibetan Plateau secures the northern and eastern border. Enjoy walking through the least explored land where many ancient heritages are yet to be unlocked. Remained closed to outsiders for long time, Tsum Valley was opened for trekking only since 2008. Locals inhabiting Tsum Valley are known as Tsumbas. The people of Tibetan origin, Tsumbas have their unique art, culture and religion which they are still able to preserve in its raw form. These people trade with north for living while crops like barley and maize are chief agricultural produce. ManasluTsum Valley Trekking is a pleasant experience of crossing river, climbing ridges, walking through gorges to meadow where we can see local Thar and yaks grazing in a vast expanse of ground. The region is also famous for its elusive snow leopard. Lhosar is celebrated with great enthusiasm in the region.
Standard ManasluTsum Valley Trek itinerary at Alaya Holidays is 23-days. However, the itinerary can be customized to meet your requirements. We will visit local gompas and enjoy 360degree view of Ganesh, Annapurna and Manaslu Mountains. We will visit Pungyen Nunnery in Samagaon. Manaslu Base Camp lies close to SamaGaon. We will make sure that you get the most out of your holiday experience in ManasluTsum Valley Region.
- Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to hotel
- Day 2Kathmandu Sightseeing, Trek Preparation
- Day 3Drive to SotiKhola (700m), 12 hours
- Day 4Trek to Doban (1310m), 5hrs
- Day 5Trek to Philim (1570m), 4hrs
- Day 6Trek to Chumling (2386m), 5hrs
- Day 7Trek to Chhokang Paro (3031m), 5hrs
- Day 8Trek to Chhule /Nile (3347m), 6hrs
- Day 9Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m) 4hrs
- Day 10Trek to Domje (2460m), 5hrs
- Day 11Trek to Lokpa (2240m), 5hrs
- Day 12Trek to Ghap (2397m), 5hrs
- Day 13Trek to Lho (3180m), 5hrs
- Day 14Trek to Samdo (3875m) 6hrs
- Day 15Acclimatization day, hike up to Tibet border
- Day 16Trek to Larkya Rest House (Dharmasala) (4460m), 4hrs
- Day 17Trek over Larkya La Pass (5213m) and to Bimtang (3630m), 6 -7hrs
- Day 18Trek to Tilje (2300m), 4hrs
- Day 19Trek to Jagat/Syange (1300m), 5hrs
- Day 20Trek/drive to Beshisahar
- Day 21Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu, Transfer to hotel
- Day 22Free Day in Kathmandu
- Day 23Departure !!!
- Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to hotel
Once you land at the airstrip of Tribhuvan International Airport, you need to move towards a line to let officials perform custom formalities. Upon completion of visa and custom formalities, you will head towards exit of Arrival Hall. Our representative will be waiting for you. Please look for your name in the placard that will be holding by our representative. He will greet you and escort you to the three-star category hotel. Welcome drinks will be served. After refreshment, you will receive briefing regarding your trek. Stay overnight in a hotel.
- Day 2
Kathmandu Sightseeing, Trek Preparation
This is the day in which you will closely observe the medieval city of Kathmandu by participating in an exciting sightseeing tour. Out of 10 UNESCO sites in Nepal, 7 lies in Kathmandu Valley while 4 of these sites exist in Kathmandu. On this day, you will visit Nepal’s largest Buddhist shrine of Bouddhanath, holiest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, 2500 years old Buddhist shrine of Swoyambhunath and the ancient Royal Palace at Kathmandu Durbar Square. You will get time for trek preparation and shopping in the afternoon.
- Day 3
Drive to SotiKhola (700m), 12 hours
Heading west, we will follow Prithvi Highway to Malekhu. We will move north from Malekhu and drive 30km more to reach DhadingBesi. DahdingBesi is the district headquarters of Dhading. The road stretches northwest from Dhadingbesi to Arughat Bazaar. Arughat Bazaar is divided into two parts by BudhiGandaki River. We will drive along the western bank of River to SotiKhola. Stay overnight at SotiKhola.
- Day 4
Trek to Doban (1310m), 5hrs
After breakfast, we will walk through dense Sal forest. We will cross ridges and move along rice terraces to the Gurung village of Lapubesi. We will cross a suspension bridge over Nauli River and reach Machha River from where the trail stretches along Thado River to Khorlabesi village. Walking past landslide area, we will reach Tatopani, a natural hot spring. We need to cross BudhiGandaki River to reach Doban where we will stay overnight.
- Day 5
Trek to Philim (1570m), 4hrs
Crossing Doban River, we will arrive at ThuloDhunga village. We will cross suspension bridge over Yaru River and climb to ThadoBharyang. We can get close-up view of Manaslu Mountain from the top. We will climb to Jagat. Our trekking permit will be checked at the office in Jagat. We will enterManaslu Conservation Area and reach Salleri from where we will lower down to Sirdibas. The trail stretches uphill from Sirdibasto Gurung village of Philim.
- Day 6
Trek to Chumling (2386m), 5hrs
Leaving Philim, we will head north and walk through meadow to Chisopani village. We will walk through Ekle Bhatti village to waterfall. Crossing the newly constructed bridge, we will climb to Larkya La. The trail crisscrosses through rhododendron forest to Lokpa. We will descend to Lower Tsum Valley and walk along southern edge of Siyar Riverto reach Gumlung from where we will arrive at Chumling.
- Day 7
Trek to Chhokang Paro (3031m), 5hrs
After early morning tea, we will take an hour of walk to the suspension bridge. Crossing the river over bridge, we will enjoy the spectacular view of Ganesh Mountain before moving to Rainjam. We need to cross Serpu River in order to reach Gho Village. The trail escalates uphill from Gho for 2hrs to Chhokangparo village. The village is the collective form of Chhokang and Paro villages. Enjoy the view of Himalchuli Mountain and stay overnight on Chhokangparo.
- Day 8
Trek to Chhule /Nile (3347m), 6hrs
Early in the morning, we will take couple of hours of walk to Lama Gaon village. From Lama Gaon, we will climb to Chhule. Chhule is the last village towards north in Upper Tsum Valley. Pretty Nile village is located on the western corner of Shiar River. We will walk along PirenPhu cave that exists at the base of a cliff lying near to Burji village. Stay overnight at Nile.
- Day 9
Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m) 4hrs
We will leave Nile and climb uphill to Mu Gompa. Mu Gompa is the largest monastery in Manaslu which exists at 3700m altitude. Mu Gompa was built in 1895 AD. We will visit DephyudonmaGomba.
- Day 10
Trek to Domje (2460m), 5hrs
We will leave Mu Gompaand head towards RachenGompa. This gompa is a nunnery that lies in Shiar River Valley. It is believed that RachenGmpa was established in 1905 AD. Please remember that animal killing is not allowed in the region. We will lower down to Domje for overnight stay.Domje is a tiny village that comprises of around 8 houses.
- Day 11
Trek to Lokpa (2240m), 5hrs
Early in the morning, we will leave Domje and descend to Langdang River. As we cross this river, we need to walk along its southern shore to reach Siyar River. We will walk past gorges and arrive at a recently constructed bridge. Climbing further, we will reach Ripchet village. We will walk along mani walls and reach Gumlung from where we will head towards Lokpa for overnight stay.
- Day 12
Trek to Ghap (2397m), 5hrs
After tea, we will gradually descend to the meeting point of trail from Philim and Lokpa. We will turn right and cross BudhiGandaki River. Walking past small tea houses, we will follow the scenic path that allows last view of Tsum Valley. Moving on through gorges, we will arrive at Nupri. We will walk past Gurung village of Deng to Rana. Brief walk from Rana takes us to Bihi from where we will cross Serang River and arrive at Ghap for overnight stay.
- Day 13
Trek to Lho (3180m), 5hrs
After early morning breakfast at Ghap, we will cross river and walk past forest and gorge before we take steep climb to Namrug. From Namrung, we will climb to Lihi. The ridge allows panoramic views of Ganesh Mountain and Simnang Mountain. We will ascend further from ridge to Sho village from where we can enjoy clear view of open valley. Brief walk from the village takes us to Lho where we will stay overnight.
- Day 14
Trek to Samdo (3875m) 6hrs
From Lho, we will descend to river. The path stretches along right shore of river to arrive at SamaGaon village. SamaGompa is the main attraction of SamaGaon. We will take lunch at Samagaon before walking further to Samdo. There is a gompa that lies about thirty minutes far from Samdo. About 4km far from Samdo is a Nepal-Tibet border. We can get panoramic views of Manaslu Mountain, NagdiChuli Peak and Manaslu glacier from the area. Stay overnight in Samdo.
- Day 15
Acclimatization day, hike up to Tibet border
We will spend this day taking rest at Samdo. We can visit SamaGompa in the afternoon. Birendra Tal and the glacier valley are places of interest near Samdo. We will stay overnight in Samdo.
- Day 16
Trek to Larkya Rest House (Dharmasala) (4460m), 4hrs
The trail from Samdo descends to river. We will choose an escalating path from river to the top of ridge. We can get close-up view of Larkya Glacier. Moving further along Salka River, we will head towards Dharmasala where we can find one stone rest house dedicated for pilgrims. Stay overnight in Dharmasala.
- Day 17
Trek over Larkya La Pass (5213m) and to Bimtang (3630m), 6 -7hrs
Following the trail interrupted by moraines, we can get views of Cheo Mountain and Larke peak. We will proceed to the northern edge of Larkya Glacier from where we will climb to the top of Larkya Pass. Summit of Larkya Pass allows scenic views of Himlung Mountain (7120 m), Cheo Mountain (6820 m), Kangguru Peak (6680 m) and Annapurna II (7937 m) Mountain. We will move further from Larkya Pass to Bimtang for overnight stay.
- Day 18
Trek to Tilje (2300m), 4hrs
After an early breakfast, we will walk along glaciated river and arrive at the wooden bridge. The trail continues through meadow toBurdin River valley. We will climb to the top of ridge located at 4150 m altitude which allows spectacularviews of Manaslu Mountain and Annapurna II Mountain. Descending toDudh River, we will traverse rhododendron forest and reach Karche valley from where we will cross rhododendron forest to reach Tilje for overnight stay.
- Day 19
Trek to Jagat/Syange (1300m), 5hrs
The trail continues through forested ridge to ethnic village. Crossing suspension bridge over Dudh River, we will follow the ascending trail to Thonje. The trail crossesMarshyandi River and reachDharapani. At this point, our trail coincides with Annapurna Circuit trekking trail.We will descend toMarshyandi River and hike through Marshyandi valley to arrive at Jagat for overnight stay.
- Day 20
Trek/drive to Beshisahar
We will leave Jagat and walk along waterfall that exists above southern edge of river. Steep climb from waterfall takes us to Bahundanda village. Bahundanda village is located at the top of hill and is inhabited by Brahmin ethnics. It allows bird’s eye view ofMarshyandi Valley. We will lower down to Ngadi Bazar from Bahundanda and then walk along river bank to Bulbule. As we cross the bridge, we will hike to Besisahar for overnight stay.
- Day 21
Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu, Transfer to hotel
Besisahar is a District Headquarter of Lamjung District. We can get private and local bus as well as can catch mini bus to Kathmandu through Prithivi Highway and follow the Marshyangdi River passing several Gurung, Magar and other villages to reach Dumre Bazaar continue follow high way to Muglin and along the high way follow Himalaya rafting river Trishuli River then back to Capital city of Kathmandu 6-7hours over night at lodge.
- Day 22
Free Day in Kathmandu
This is a free day. Spend the day on your own. You can take rest or go for shopping gift items. Thamel is best destination for shopping handicrafts. We can also organize optional sightseeing tour. At evening time we will have a cultural Dinner with Alaya Holidays.
- Day 23
Our representative will transfer you to Airport three hours prior to the scheduled flight. We hope you had a memorable time in Nepal and we wish to serve you again.
- Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle as per itinerary
- Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Bed/ Breakfast)
- Guided Kathmandu Sightseeing tour
- Entrance Fee for sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Teahouses accomodation during trek
- Three Board Meal (Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner) during trek
- All land transportation in private vehicle as per itinerary
- One experienced French/ English speaking guide and necessary porters
- Salary, food and accommodation of guide and porters
- Alaya Holidays Duffel bags, T- shirt and Trekking Maps
- All necessary paper work and permits
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Manaslu and Annapurna National Park Fee
- TIMS Fees
- Farewell Dinner by Alaya Holidays
- International Airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Nepal Visa Fee
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Personal Expenses (Beverages, Phone Bills, Laundry, etc. )
- Extra night accomodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
- Things not include in Cost Include section