Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek

Tsum Valley Manaslu trek is a hidden treasure within trekking destinations in Nepal. Tsum valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage and remains relatively untouched, situated in the northern Gorkha district of Nepal. A land of monasteries and hamlets, the population of this region is entirely Tibetan, which used to be restricted to visitors until 2008. This majestic trek brings you into the surroundings of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Boudha Himal ranges. As we leave the main trail for Tsum Valley we truly get the feeling that we are entering into a hidden valley. As we go on through our trek the diversity of landscapes takes us through alpine forests and glacial rivers.

Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek is the trek to a traditional Buddhist region with some of the sacred Buddhist monasteries, the stunning panorama of the Himalayas, and a lot of thrilling experience. Tsum Valley is popular for its cultures and traditions that are followed through ages. Here, all the brothers of the family are married to a single girl. This culture may amaze most of the trekkers trekking in this region. In this trek, we will visit the old and historic Buddhist Gompas of the area including the Milarepa's Cave, Rachen Gompa, and Mu Gompa alongside other little religious communities in our course.We’ll encounter varieties of floras and faunas in this trek. We’ll trek through lush Himalayan forests which are home to diversities of Himalayan wildlife. Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek guarantee in thrilling experience to the trekkers with adequate learning about the culture and traditions of the hidden valley of Tsum.

At Destination Unlimited it is our pleasure to help you discover the depth and beauty of Nepal and take you on adventures into the lesser seen parts of this wonderful country. We ensure that your safety remains our utmost concern throughout your time with us, and our guides are all licensed, trained, experienced and knowledgeable about the Himalayan terrains and lifestyles. We pride ourselves on ensuring that you have the most immersive and unforgettable experience during your adventure with us.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel - 1,300m
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
  • Day 03: Drive to Barpak (2000m)
  • Day 04: Barpak to Laprak (2200m): 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 05: Laprak to Khorlabesi (875m): 7-8 hrs.
  • Day 06: Khorlabesi to Jagat (1410m): 6 hrs.
  • Day 07: Jagat to Philim (1590m): 3hrs
  • Day 08: Philim to Chumling (2363m):6/7 hours
  • Day 09: Chumling to Chokhangparo (3010m): 5/6 hours
  • Day 10: Chokhangparo to Nile (3361m), via Milarepa’s cave: 6/7 hours
  • Day 11: The Nile to Bhajyo (Chhekya) (4030m): 4 hours
  • Day 12: Rest at Bhajyo (Cheekya)
  • Day 13: Bhajyo to Rachen Gompa: (3240m): 6 hrs.
  • Day 14: Rachen Gompa to Chumje (3230m): 5/6hrs
  • Day 15: Chumje for Bihi (3130m): 4/5hrs
  • Day 16: Bihi to Namrung (2540m): 6 hrs.
  • Day 17: Trek from Namrung to Lho (3180m): 4 hrs.
  • Day 18: Trek from Lho to Samagaon (3530m): 5/6 hrs.
  • Day 19: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3860m): 4/5 hrs.
  • Day 20: Samdo - High Camp (Ekle Bhatti) (4460m): 5hrs
  • Day 21: High Camp – Bimtang (3,590m), 7/ 8 hours walking
  • Day 22: Rest day at Bimtang
  • Day 23: Trek Bimtang to Dharapani (1860m): 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 24: Dharapani - Ghermu (1100m): 7 hrs.
  • Day 25: Ghermu - Besisahar (800m): 4 hrs.
  • Day 26: Drive Besi Sahar to Kathmandu by bus: 7/8 hrs.
  • Day 27: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel - 1,300m Upon your arrival, our representative will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The afternoon will be free for you to get the first taste of Nepali life in Kathmandu. Dinner in the evening.
  • Day 02 :Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation Today we will take a tour around the city of Kathmandu, visiting the major heritage sites such as; Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Patan and Durbar Square. You will be guided and informed by a licensed guide.
  • Day 03 :Drive to Barpak (2000m) A 6-hour drive from Kathmandu into the western mountains takes us to Gorkha, the Capital of Medieval Nepal. We drive Kathmandu to Baluwa, and afterward, take a nearby jeep to Barpak.
  • Day 04 :Barpak to Laprak (2200m): 6-7 hrs. We trek through the mountains in an easterly heading into the man valley of the Budhi Gandaki River. We will enjoy the panoramic views of Buddhi, Shringi, Ganesh Himal and the Langtang range and descend down to Laprak.
  • Day 05 :Laprak to Khorlabesi (875m): 7-8 hrs. We will trek to Manaslu region. We descend from Laprak and cross a suspension bridge. Passing the village of Singla, we enjoying the magnificent view of the Mansiri Himal range. We then descend down to Khorlabesi.
  • Day 06 :Khorlabesi to Jagat (1410m): 6 hrs. After a few more ascents and descents, we reach Tatopani. From Tatopani, we climb over another ridge before crossing the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. We then cross few suspensions bridges and climb stone stairs along the route to reach the village of Jagat.
  • Day 07 :Jagat to Philim (1590m): 3hrs Today, we move over a rough edge to Salleri, and afterward descend to Setibas. The valley broadens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. Continue with upstream to a long suspension bridge. We by then climb to Philim, a large Gurung town.
  • Day 08 :Philim to Chumling (2363m):6/7 hours We walk past Philim with the astonishing views of the narrowing valley. Passing Lokpa, we climb north through pines and rhododendrons forests. We will visit the old Chumling gompa.
  • Day 09 :Chumling to Chokhangparo (3010m): 5/6 hours From Chumling, we trek to Chokhangparo. We traverse Serpu Khola. Trekking along the course, we reach Upper Tsum, a valley part of the Inner Himalaya.
  • Day 10 :Chokhangparo to Nile (3361m), via Milarepa’s cave: 6/7 hours While moving above Chokhangparo, we will be watchful of altitude issues. We walk past Lamagaon to the Rachen Gompa and ascend to the Milarepa's Cave. At that point, we cross the Shiar Khola and keep walking through the village of Phurbe and Pangdun. In the wake of intersection the village of Chhule, we climb up and cross the bridge to reach Nile.
  • Day 11 :The Nile to Bhajyo (Chhekya) (4030m): 4 hours We are presently near the Tibetan border. We walk toward the west bank of the valley through the Tibetan scenes and discover villages with Tibetan and Nepali style. We are very near Tibet and get a decent view of the Tibetan peaks and in addition the Ganesh Himal range.
  • Day 12 :Rest at Bhajyo (Cheekya) We take rest at Bhajyo for acclimatization and sightseeing. On a clear day, we can likewise enjoy the brilliant view of Ngula Dhojyang pass and the glacier of the Yamdro Valley.
  • Day 13 :Bhajyo to Rachen Gompa: (3240m): 6 hrs. From Bhajyo, we plunge down to Rachen Gumba. The Rachen Gumba is a monastery in the Shiar Khola Valley. The inside of the monastery is wonderfully painted with Buddhist wall painting works of art.
  • Day 14 :Rachen Gompa to Chumje (3230m): 5/6hrs We will continue our journey to the south until we cross the bridge. After that, we will descend again to Chokhangparo. We will continue descending until we reach Gho (2485m). From Gho we will follow the northern route to reach Chumje.
  • Day 15 :Chumje for Bihi (3130m): 4/5hrs The trek continues and we will reach Rana via Dorjon Kharka. After crossing the suspension bridge in the main valley of the Budhi Gandaki River we reach to Bihi.
  • Day 16 :Bihi to Namrung (2540m): 6 hrs. The beginning of this day is quite easy. Afterward, the trail moves uphill through a lush green forest, we arrive at Namrung. The trails offer your magnificent views of Manaslu, among other mountains.
  • Day 17 :Trek from Namrung to Lho (3180m): 4 hrs. On this day you will witness the influence of Buddhism in this region. The day will start with the climb to Lihi and then descend to Sho. You will enjoy the spectacular view of Ganesh Himal. Another uphill hike takes us to Lho.
  • Day 18 :Trek from Lho to Samagaon (3530m): 5/6 hrs. Trek from Lho to Samagaon is perfect as you will enjoy the scenic beauty Himal Chuli, Ngadi Chuli and Manaslu. Samagaon is a village that lies at the foot of Manaslu.
  • Day 19 :Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3860m): 4/5 hrs. Samdo is the last village before Larkya La. Enjoy the beauty of place and mountains along with a life of people.

  • Day 20 :Samdo - High Camp (Ekle Bhatti) (4460m): 5hrs We continue our journey till crossing the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and then again uphill. After crossing the two streams we will witness the Larkya Glacier. We will set up the camp here and ready for tomorrow's crossing of the famous Larkya Pass (5106m).
  • Day 21 :High Camp – Bimtang (3,590m), 7/ 8 hours walking The long and arduous journey will start early. We will start walking through the glaciers making a gradual ascent to Larkya Pass. From the pass, you will be mesmerized by the views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kanguru and the huge Annapurna II.
  • Day 22 :Rest day at Bimtang A rest day is well deserved after two weeks of trekking, giving our muscles the chance to take a break. Also, discover the area surrounding Bimtang and life of mountain people.
  • Day 23 :Trek Bimtang to Dharapani (1860m): 6-7 hrs. We will descend an awesome stature today. At first, from the valley of Burdin Khola, through rhododendron forest, to Karche, the most elevated spot in the valley. Then continue to Dharapani.
  • Day 24 :Dharapani - Ghermu (1100m): 7 hrs. We descend to the Marsayangdi River and cross the suspension bridge. Climb up and away from the river and hike through a broad, flat valley to the village of Tal. We cross a wooden bridge to reach Ghermu.
  • Day 25 :Ghermu - Besisahar (800m): 4 hrs. We walk on a flat part alongside the left bank of the Marsayangdi. The last walk up for reaching Besi Sahar, a dusty and busy place which marks the end of our trek.
  • Day 26 :Drive Besi Sahar to Kathmandu by bus: 7/8 hrs. It’s a long drive through the Marsayangdi River valley and Trishuli River valley. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. In the evening we will celebrate our success in a typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Day 27 :Final departure It’s the day to say bid farewell to the beautiful land of Nepal. Our company representative will take you to the airport. In case our country has enchanted you so much you desire to further explore, we are always there to extend your trip.

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Key Information

  • Trip Duration 27 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Trekking
  • Max Altitude 4460m
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