- Exploring the Budhi Gandaki River valley
- Experience the Nepalese and Tibetan mixture culture
- Walking between the borders of Nepal and Tibet
- Crossing Larkya La over 5,215m
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.
DAY 1: KATHMANDU TO ARUGHAT BAZAR (600m) BY BUS/JEEP (7-10 HRS) Early in the morning Green Valley Nepal Treks guide will pick up at your hotel and take you to the bus station and then drive to Arughat by local bus. Via Trisuli River (famous for white water rafting) and reach to dhading bensi (Head quarter of Dhading district) and drive through village with seeing mountains the road is off-road after Dhading Bensi. It takes 9/10 hours full drive then stay overnight at lodge.
DAY 2: ARUGHAT TO LAPUBESI (880m) (5-6HRS)The trek start from Arughat following Budigandaki river and rice field , local houses also view of the Ganeshhimal mountains and beautiful scenery .6 hours walking to labubunsi and stay there overnight at lodge.
DAY 3: LAPUBESI TO TATOPANI (930m) (4-5HRS)We trek to Dovan6/7 hours walking via Machhakhola, Khorlabensi, Tatopani (Natural Hot spring). Tatopani there is few lodges overnight at lodge.
DAY 4: TATOPANI TO PHILIM (1590m) (5-6HRS)Continue to the fhilim Gaun the trekking trail follows slowly ascending to Yuru khola then reach to Jagat (Jagat is main check post of the Manaslu restricted area permit and then hike to Sirdibas village, Ghatekhola and reach to Philim gaun; this is big Gurung village. Explore the town and stay there overnight at lodge
DAY 5: PHILIM TO CHUMLING (2360m) (5-6HRS)Today we trek to Different trail to Chumling after Ekle Bhatti we will meet two paths one is following to Manaslu region & one is to Tsum valley areas, Today we walk 5/6 hours then stay at Chumling for overnight at lodge.
DAY 6: CHUMLING TO CHHOKANG-PARO (3010m) (3-4HRS)The trek following Syar khola and Rainjam and reach to Chhekamparo, this is Tsum Valley restricted areas permit check post office and big town and then continue trek to Rachen Gompa. It takes about 6 hours walking for today walking then overnight at lodge.
DAY 7: CHHOKANG-PARO - NILE (3361m) - MU GOMPA (3900m ) (5-6HRS)The valley is getting wider and nice the trekking trail is gradual up to Mu Gompa via local villages with viewing mountain views. It is very nice walk 5 with snow mountain views, today we walk about 4 hours then stay overnight at Gompa.
DAY 8: MU GOMPA TO RACHEN GOMPA (3240m) (3-4hrs) After exploration around Mu Gompa we trek down to RACHEN GOMPA. The trail leads same route to Phurbe and then cross the Bridge and come down via Bursi( Melerepa Footprint), lama gaon and Nakyu village. It takes 6 hours walking don hill then stay overnight at home stay.
DAY 9: RACHEN GOMPA TO GUMBA LUNGDANG (3200m) (5-6hrs)The trial follows the same way to Sarpu Khola and we trek to Gompa Lungden .6 hours walking then stay overnight at Gompa.
DAY 10: DAY TRIP TO GANESH HIMAL BASE CAMP (4200m) (7-8hrs) Explore around Ganesh Himal Base camp then back to Lungdang for overnight at home stay.
DAY 11: GUMBA LUNGDANG TO LOKPA (2240m) (7-8hrs)Trek Back to Lokpa through same trail and mostly descending and forest walk. 6/7 hours walking then stay overnight at lodge.
DAY 12: LOKPA TO GHAP (2160m) (4-5hrs)Today we will catch main trail of Manaslu circuit and follow the same river of Budi Gandaki with jungle walk to Deng.
DAY 13: GHAP TO LHO (3180m) (5-6hrs)Today we trek to Lho it takes 7 hours walking via jungle with view of Ganesh Himal and others mountains. Overnight in Lho at tea house.
DAY 14: LHO TO SAMAGAON (3530m) (2-3hrs) We climb through a forest of oaks, fir and rhododendrons today while entering closely packed houses of Lihi. Further, our trail leaves the Lihi village and enters another village of Sho (2960m) where we get some spectacular views of Mount Manaslu North (7157m) and Naike Peak (5515m). Walking further will bring us to the settlement of Shrip. We then climb through a trail some time to reach the village of Samagaon where we stay overnight.
DAY 15: Explore the Sama GaonToday we will have many choices for the acclimatization; - Visit to Birendra Tal ( lake), Manastery and local town. - Hike to Manaslu Base camp full day -Hike to Punggen Gompa 5/6 hours
DAY 16: SAMAGAON TO SAMDO (3860m) (2-3hrs)Our route passes the juniper and birch forests and the stone hut of Kermo Kharka today. Trekking further for some hours, we eventully reach at Samdo where we stay overnight.
DAY 17: SAMDO TO DHARMASALA (4470m)Today, we descend on a wide and gentle trail from Samdo. We pass through a stone archway. We climb gently over the huge Larkya Glacier and get to the ridge where there is a viewpoint t the edge of a huge gorge. We reach Dharmasala after trekking for some hours. We stay overnight at a local guesthouse in Dharmasala.
DAY 18: Dharmasala- larke La pass(5200m)- Bhimtang( 3930m) (7-9hrs)Today, we leave Dharmasala crossing several moraines. We descend past four frozen lakes and reach Larkya La from where we can witness the tremendous views of Himlung Himal (7126m) and others including Annapurna II, Gyaji Kung, Cheo Himal, and Kang Guru. We further descend along the grassy moraine to a small meadow called Bhimtang where we stay overnight.
Day 19: Trek from Bhimtang to Tiliche (2320m)
Our trail today drops from Bhimtang and crosses a glacier stream. We then descend into a beautiful forest of pine and rhododendron to Hompuk. After descending further, we reach the fenced field of Karache and to the village of Gho. Tilche is nearby, where we spend overnight.
Day 20: Trek from Tiliche to Chyamje (2430m)
Today, our trail drops down and passes through several fields, houses, and forests of rhododendron and oak. We descend through a scrub forest and reach Dharapani. Trekking for some time, we eventually reach at Chyamje, where we stay overnight. Chyamje marks the end of our trek.
Day 21: Drive from Chyamje to Kathmandu
Today, in the morning, we drive back to Kathmandu from Chyamje. It takes approx. 7 hours to arrive at Kathmandu. We celebrate the farewell dinner together with Green Valley Nepal Trekking Team.