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Manaslu and Tsum valley Trek

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24 Days
Availability : Mar to May & Oct to Nov
Kathmandu
Manaslu Region
Tour Details

Manaslu area is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley located in the trans-Himalayan region of Gorkha district of Nepal. Chum valley is drained by the Shear Khola, which originates from the western glacier of Ganesh Himal. Chum comes from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’, which means vivid.

 

Against the majestic backdrop of the Ginesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Baudha Himal ranges, this tranquil Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin and speak a unique dialect. Trails are strewn with artistic Chortens and lined with Mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs, carved with deities and prayers. Traditionally Chum valley was a culturally distinct geographical area called ‘Tsum Tso Chuksum’, which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. The ancient remains of the Tsum Kingdom are still visible today.

Trip Fact

Country

Nepal

Accomodation in trek

Tea House / Guest house

Max Altitude

5215m. / 17105Ft

Activities

Trekking & culture tour

Transportation

Bus / Private vehicle

Grade

Strenuous

Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4264 ft.

Upon arrival at the international airport in Kathmandu (1300M) you will be received by our representative at the arrival gate and will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Included: – Accommodation in hotel.

Day 02Kathmandu, Patan sightseeing and trekking preparation in Kathmandu (1,300m)

The second morning after your breakfast, we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual places in Kathmandu valley. The tour covers UNESCO World Heritage Sites including historical Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath (Buddhist Shrine, also called monkey temple), Boudhanath (the Largest Stupa in the World), and Pashupatinath (Hindu’s holiest pilgrimage site).
Patan, is one of the major cities of Nepal and is best known for its rich cultural heritage, in particular its tradition of arts and crafts. After heritage sightseeing, you will meet your trekking guide for briefing to help for final preparation of the trek. Overnight at hotel.

Included: – Breakfast & heritage sightseeing.

Day 03Drive to Soti Khola (700m)

Drive to Arughat. Then take another Jeep from Arughat to Soti Khola for around 20 km.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in guest house

Day 04Trek from Soti Khola to Korlabesi and to Tatopani (1,000m): 6-7 hrs

Trekking commences from Soti Khola in the morning which takes us through a Sal forest and then climb up and down for a while, ultimately reaching Lapubesi (988m). We continue way up and pass through Machha Khola, then go along the banks of Budhi Gandaki River. Overnight stay at Tatopani.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in guest house

Day 05Trek to Jagat (1,570m): 4-5 hrs

At the start we climb a ridge and cross the Budhi Gandaki river. We cross the bridge across the Yaru Khola and emerge onto river flats at Yaru (1,138m), for lunch at the Sandbar. Overnight stay at Jagat.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in guest house

Day 06Trek to Lokpa – Chumling (2,370m): 6-7 hrs

Today’s trek begins with the climb over a rocky ridge to Salleri (1,445m) with views of Sringi Himal (7,188m), then descend to Sirdibas, Setibas etc. We will see the signs of Buddhist culture here. Continue up river on the left bank, up and down before crossing Nepal’s longest suspension bridge to the east bank and a tiring climb up to prosperous Philim (1,595m) surrounded by rich fields of maize, potato and millet. Eventually we descend to the deserted Bhatti Ghumlong (2,135m) on the river. The path straight ahead climbs steeply to Ripchet (2,475m). In about one hour trek we will arrive at Chumling. Overnight stay in a guest house at Chumling.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in guest house

Day 07Trek to Chhekampar (3,030m): 5-6 hrs

It’s shorter trek today. We walk up the valley to the east. Cross the Serpu Khola and climb for over two hours on well-graded but exposed track to upper Tsum and the joined villages of Chhekam-Pari (3,030m). Overnight stay at Chhekampar.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in guest house

Day 08Trek to Chhule (3,350m): 4-5 hrs

From here, we will gain altitude of 300 which is optimum suggested altitude gain a day. A little ascend will take us to Piren Phu, Padmasambhava supposed to have meditated here. It is customary to donate in the cave. Cross the Shiyar Khola, pass through hamlet of Phurbe (3,250m) and Pangdun (3,260m) and pass an unusual round Stupa before reaching the larger village of Chhule (3,350m), where we stay overnight.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 09Excursion to Mu Gompa (3,700m) and Back to Nile (3,361m)

Trek upward to cross the bridge and climb to Nile (3,361m). Both villages are in traditional style. Leave your day pack behind and visit Mu Gompa as a day trip, continue on the Nile for overnight stay. Visit the Dhephu Doma nunnery and Gompa and even climb above it for great view. This is a large monastery with over 100 monks and an ancient Gompa. Return back to Nile for overnight stay.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in guest house

Day 10Trek to Gumba Langdang – Overnight stay at Nile (3,361m)

Climb very steeply through pines and rhododendrons unti the trek starts traversing at a Mani wall. The track is exposed and narrow. Climb the zigzag tracks through huge silver pines to reach Gumba, perched on a ridge with small cells for the nuns scattered through the beautiful rhododendrons above. The small Gompa has 40 nuns. Back to Nile for overnight stay.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 11Trek to Domje (2,460m)

We continue south until a bridge crosses to the west bank and drop below on the previous trail towards Chumling. After about 2 hours, see a wooden bridge over the Siyar Khola. This is a good place to wash clothes and yourself. Cross the bridge to Domje which has a Tibetan herbal medicine clinic and a school. Overnight stay at Domje.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in guest house

Day 12Trek to Ganesh Himal Base Camp – Return to Domje (4,200m): 7-8 hrs

The trek is clear through silver pine. We now emerge into grassy flats behind the lateral moraine of the glacier. Continue climbing past seasonal yak huts and we will find several tracks on the moraine wall that give superb views of the mountains. It takes about 4 hours to reach the Ganesh Himal Base Camp from here.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in guest house

Day 13Trek to Lokpa (2,240m): 7-8 hrs

Trek enters into forests with several ups and downs. Cross some very deep gorges on swing bridges to picturesque Pipchet where there is a home stay. Descend on steep loose stairs to the deserted Bhatti Ghumlong on the river. Overnight stay at Lokpa.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in guest house

Day 14Trek to Ghap (2,300m): 6-7 hrs

The trail turns left from Philim, which continues crossing the Budhi Gandaki river. After two hours of trek we reach Sirdibas (1,860m). On the way, the river roars below the trail. Overnight stay at Ghap.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 15Trek to Lho (3,180m): 6-7 hrs

The mail trail climbs. It is recommended that the narrow shortcut to the right just after the bridge and along the riverbank, is far quicker through superb pine forest. Enter the fir, rhododendron and oak forest before climbing to Lihi (2,900m). We reach Lho in a few minutes’ walk from here. Overnight stay at Lho.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 16Trek to Samagaon (3,520m): 4-5 hrs

For acclimatization, we walk only a few hours today. We can have beautiful views of several mountain peaks including Manaslu and Himal Chuli. Overnight stay at Samagaon.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 17Trip to Manaslu Base Camp – back to Samagaon.

We will trek to Manaslu Base Camp and return back to Samagaon for overnight stay. It will take around 5 hours from Samagaon to reach the base camp, and another three hours to return back. The trail has a short start in the forest then becomes exposed ont eh steep slope above Samagaon north of the impressive Manaslu glacier. As we gain altitude the scenery becomes more and more spectacular. The last part of the climb is the steepest on a slippery trail on a narrow moraine. Beside the experience of seeing the camp sources on the way and climbers, the surrounding mountain scenery is breathtaking. Overnight stay at Samagaon.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 18Trek to Samdo (3,865m): 3-4 hrs

We walk little today but gain altitude, reaching near the Malaslu glacier. Gentle walking through yak pastures up a broad valley, trek up to a ridge and go down to cross Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge. We reach Samdo for overnight stay.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 19Trek to Dharmashala (4,500m): 8-9 hrs

We take downhill trail traversing Budhi Gandaki. We continue our walk down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over Dudhi Gandaki and begin ascending. We arrive at Dharmashala. Overnight stay at Dharmashala.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 20Trek to Bimthang via Larke (5,213m): 8-9 hrs

Today we start early in the morning because we have to cross the pass, which is easier in the morning. The climb is not so difficult but long and rocky. We enjoy the view of Tso Danda and Larke peak. We go over the moraines on glacier, pass frozen lakes then make a climb to Karkyala, as we can see it marked by prayers’ flags. Overnight stay at Bimthang.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch, dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 21Trek to Dharapani (1,915m): 6-7 hrs

We trek several ups and downs today. We will go down to cross Dudh Khola to reach Karche. This would be a great place to spend a night. In the next hour we will pass fields and forests of oak and rhododendron, staying on the north bank until Tilje. We then walk down to Marshyandgi valley crossing Thonje, then to Dharapani. Overnight stay at Dharapani.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 22Trek to Jagat (1,270m): 5-6 hrs

We now have entered the Annapurna circuit sector from Dharapani. The area here was formed when the valley was blocked by a landslide and a dam formed behind the lake. The lake has long dried up and now the village of Tal sits on the flat land. Overnight stay at Jagat.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch dinner & accommodation in guest house.

Day 23Trek to Bhulbhule and drive to Kathmandu

We trek three hours to Bhulbhule, drive back to Kathmandu will take about seven hours. The scenery on the way is spectacular. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Included: – Breakfast, lunch & accommodation in hotel.

Day 24Leisure day

Spend the day in Kathmandu, to rest or explore, as per your interest. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Included: – Breakfast & accommodation hotel.

Day 25Kathmandu departure or trip extensions by adding optional activities.

You have option today to extend your programme. Three are many fun & exciting adventures, Everest flight, white water rafting, wildlife safari in Chitwan national park, Pokhara excursion & paragliding or Transfer from hotel to international airport to board onward journey flight

Included : Breakfast

Note: The above itinerary is the standard that we offer. It can be customized as per your interests.

Service Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfer as per tour itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • All surface transfer from and to Kathmandu by bus.
  • All meals (breakfast lunch & dinner) during the trek.
  • Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • An experience English speaking trekking guide.
  • Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers 1 porter)
  • Manaslu conservation area entry fee.
  • Annapurna conservation area entry fee.
  • Manaslu restricted area permit.
  • Tims (trekking information management system) fee.
  • Guide & porter foods accommodation, salary & insurance.
  • All government & Local taxes.

Service excludes

  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • International airfare & airport taxes.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • All kinds of cold drinks like water, coke, Fanta juice etc.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Rescue armament in case if emergency.
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