Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek

Tsum Valley and 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 Soti Khola (700m).8-9 hours by Local bus or Private jeep
  • Day 04: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (869m). 6-7 hours trek
  • Day 05: Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m), 7-8 hours trek
  • Day 06: Jagat to Lokpa (2240m), 6-7 hours
  • Day 07: Lokpa to Chhumling (2386m), 5 hours walk.
  • Day 08: Chhumling to Chhekampar (3011m), 5-6 hours walk.
  • Day 09: Chhekampar to Nile (3310m), 6 hours walk.
  • Day 10: Hike to Mu Gompa (3700) and trek to Chhekampar via Rachen Goma, 7-8 hours Trek
  • Day 11: Chhekampar to Lokpa (2240m), 7-8 hours walk.
  • Day 12: Lokpa to Ghap (2300m), 6-7 hours walk.
  • Day 13: Ghap to Lho (3180), 6-7 hours walk.
  • Day 14: Lho to Sama Gaun (3520m), 4-5 hours walk.
  • Day 15: Rest day: Sama Gaun
  • Day 16: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3860m): 4/5 hrs.
  • Day 17: Samdo - Dharmasala( Larke Phedi) 4460m: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 18: Dharmasala – Larke Pass(5106 m) Bimtang (3,590m), 8- 9 hours walking
  • Day 19: Trek Bimtang to Dharapani (1860m): 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 20: Dharapani - Besisahar (760m): by Drive
  • Day 21: Drive Besi Sahar to Kathmandu by bus: 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 22: 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 Soti Khola (700m).8-9 hours by Local bus or Private jeep After breakfast at Kathmandu Hotel, you will have a beautiful drive towards Sotikhola today. On the way to Arughat, you will be driving on smooth patches of the road until Dhading Besi, from where the road is rather rough on a dirt trail. Finally, passing through the winding hills, you will reach Sotikhola. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Sotikhola.
  • Day 04 :Soti Khola to Machha Khola (869m). 6-7 hours trek After breakfast slowly we get ready for another trekking day, Constantly trekking on an upwards-and-downwards hill trail, you will make your way from Sotikhola through the lush forests of juniper and follow the Budhi Gandaki River towards Machha Khola. Along the way, you will ascent and descent continuously as you trek on the track carved into the mountainside. The course of the views also changes as the open gape of the valleys change directions. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Machha Khola.
  • Day 05 :Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m), 7-8 hours trek Another trekking day start with breakfast, Trekking further on out from Machha Khola, you will make your way winding through the valley towards Khrola Besi. Further from here is Tatopani- the village that has natural hot springs famous for their healing properties. You will then continue on the path from Tatopani, crossing forests until reaching Dovan Khola. You can also see the sandy beaches on the riverside as you continue towards Jagat. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Jagat.
  • Day 06 :Jagat to Lokpa (2240m), 6-7 hours After breakfast we get ready for another trekking day: We will enter Tsum Valley Region, our guide will help you to register our permits at checkpoint, so you officially in beautiful region. On the very first part you will trek a little bit through riverbank. After some up and down through Shridibas Destination of Philim come into your sight. Pass through suspension bridge and stop in Philim for lunch. Explore village of Philim, As you pass by Ekle Bhatti trail get separated toward Tsum and Manaslu. You might feel like it is early to stop in Lokpa (2240m) but next Destination Chumling is far to go further. Overnight in lodge at Lokpa.
  • Day 07 :Lokpa to Chhumling (2386m), 5 hours walk. Updating..soon but can email us for details.
  • Day 08 :Chhumling to Chhekampar (3011m), 5-6 hours walk. Updating..soon but can email us for details.
  • Day 09 :Chhekampar to Nile (3310m), 6 hours walk. Updating..soon but can email us for details.
  • Day 10 :Hike to Mu Gompa (3700) and trek to Chhekampar via Rachen Goma, 7-8 hours Trek Updating..soon but can email us for details. Over night at Chhekampar.
  • Day 11 :Chhekampar to Lokpa (2240m), 7-8 hours walk. Updating..soon
  • Day 12 :Lokpa to Ghap (2300m), 6-7 hours walk. Updating..soon
  • Day 13 :Ghap to Lho (3180), 6-7 hours walk. Updating..soon
  • Day 14 :Lho to Sama Gaun (3520m), 4-5 hours walk. After breakfast slowly get ready for for beautiful village, Trekking through the upper reaches of Lho, we will pass the new Gompa and ascend through oak forests to the Tibetan settlement of Shayla. Past grazing settlements, the trail then reaches Samagaon. The village has a distinctive entrance gate, and the people maintain an active trade with co-religionists in Tibet, using several high passes. Overnight stay at the guesthouse.
  • Day 15 :Rest day: Sama Gaun Rest Day Hike to Birendra Taal/Pungyen Gompa/ Manaslu Base camp (4400m).
  • Day 16 :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 17 :Samdo - Dharmasala( Larke Phedi) 4460m: 5-6 hrs 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 18 :Dharmasala – Larke Pass(5106 m) Bimtang (3,590m), 8- 9 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 19 :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 20 :Dharapani - Besisahar (760m): by Drive 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 continue Drive to Besisahar.
  • Day 21 :Drive Besi Sahar to Kathmandu by bus: 6-7 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 22 :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 22 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Trekking
  • Max Altitude 4460m
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