This Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking tour takes you on an adventure like you've never seen before. It represents a journey to some of the most enchanting, alluring, and mystical peaks and mountainscapes around Manaslu and combines it with the magical scenes of Tsum Valley. Manaslu, the eighth highest peak on the planet, is sure to be one of the highlights of your Manaslu tour. The Buddhist charm of Tsum Valley is incredibly refreshing as well.
We drive to Arughat from Kathmandu where the trek commences. Passing through terraced fields and small villages, we walk past Budhi Gandaki reaching the village of Lapubesi. The walk to Tatopani crosses forests and small villages, bestows a hot spring bath to relax in the evening. Views of Sringi Himal accompanies us on the way to Philim.
Passing Chumling we reach Chhokangparo in the Upper Tsum Valley with towering views of Ganesh Himal, Boudha Himal and Himal Chuli. En route to Nile/Chhule, we pass through Piren Phu (pigeon cave), a sacred location which preserved Buddhist murals, scripts and carved stones where we stop for exploration. Our next stop is the Mu Gompa at 3700m from where we move to Rachen Gompa, a nunnery. The walk to Gumba Lungdang passes through pine and rhododendron forests and crosses the Siyar Khola. We rest here and take a trip to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp.
The route to Lokpa, our next stop has no proper lodging or facilities, so we start early. From Lokpa to Ghap to Lho, we pass Gurung and Thakali villages. At Samagaon, we take a rest for another day and explore the village. We gradually gain altitude from here to Samdo, Dharmasala and cross the Larke La pass at 5200m to reach Bhimtang which marks the end of the trek. We will now begin our journey back passing through Pokhara and the way back.
Whether you wish to stay in Pokhara for a couple of days or go all the way back to Kathmandu is up to you.