Manaslu Tsum valley Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek one of the best option to discover Manaslu Region enchanting view of the massive giant of Mt Manaslu and the other Himalayas. Find itinerary, route, cost, reviews over here.
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek one of the best option to discover Manaslu Region enchanting view of the massive giant of Mt Manaslu and the other Himalayas. Find itinerary, route, cost, reviews over here.
“Surely of all the wonders in the world, the horizon is the best.”
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is a standout amongst the most awesome treks in the Himalaya. It is limited on the east by the Ganesh Himal and the Buri Gandaki River pig out, on the west by the profound crevices of the Marshyangdi Khola with its Annapurna scope of slopes, toward the south in the Gorkha town in the foot of the slope, from where trekking works amid the season. Nearness of Hindu and Buddhist culture, rationed untamed life and uncommon flower assorted qualities, dazzling mountain vistas, seething and perpetual streams, vertiginous extensions and bona fide country way of life that has safeguarded the emanation since ages practically identical.
Before launching ourselves to the enchanting Tsum Valley Trekking , we take a sightseeing tour around the UNESCO World Heritage Sites around the valley. We explore the holy Hindu site of Pashupatinath, Buddhist stupas of Boudhanath & Swayambhunath and stroll around the iconic Durbar Squares. Our 21 days Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking shall commence from 7-8 hours drive to Soti Khola which is located around 700 meters from sea level via Arughat. Soti Khola is a general rest stop for trekkers trekking to Manaslu Tsum valley. Further on, we pass through small settlements of local ethnic villages of lapubesi,Dovan Philim Chumling then we reach restricted area Lama Gau,Mu Gumpa 8th day of our trek.
Manaslu Tsum valley is popular for its remoteness,inaccessibility,primitive culture of valley intact Tourist one of the best option to discover mid western north part of Nepal enchanting view of Mt Ganesh Himal. Upon reaching Mu gumpa we will heading to Samagaun, you get an entire day which is planned to let you explore and discover the amazing Birendra Tal. Later, you also shall pay a visit to the Manaslu Base Camp trek which sits comfortably at the elevation of 4,400 meters above sea level. Afterward, trekkers need to move away from Samagaun and then march ahead to Samdo and Dharmasala. KANCHENJUNGA TREK and Manaslu tsum valley Trekking are the Restricted trekking area in Nepal.
Crossing the (5,125 m) Larkya La pass, the trek from this point onward descends to the Marshyangdi Valley with awesome perspectives of Himlung Himal, Annapurna extends and different tops with rest practically opposite sides. Larkya La Pass and Tsum Valley are picking up lots of international attention from tourists/trekkers with its incredible trekking facet nowadays in Manaslu region trekking. This is the haven of numerous creatures as it contains the colossal measure of untamed life, for example, snow panther, musk deer and Himalayan Thar. However, the trek around Manaslu circuit trek touches districts since it was untouchable up to this point. Encounter the stupendous excellence of the trek to Manaslu Massif in this disconnected mountain trek. Explore religious communities and pick up understanding into a socially interesting district. Along the trail, you experience an intriguing blend of legitimate Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist towns. After crossing the Larkya La Pass we reach to Bhimtang and then carry on descending further all the way down to Besi Sahar for a drive back to Kathmandu where we end our trek.
Presently open to all sorts of trekkers with the good amount of physical fitness, the trek to Manaslu Region offers a decent blend of social differences and phenomenal Mountain View to anyone who comes upon its exotic terrains. We usually prefer March to May and September to November as the favored season for this particular trekking. This Manaslu and Tsum Valley is special and more adventure trekking in Nepal. Come and be a part of Three Diamond Adventure to explore this untouched indigenous locale with our experienced team of individuals right now. And hence listed in Restricted Area trekking in Nepal.
Restricted area trekking means those areas are strictly controlled to entry for foreigners, to trekked this area foreigners need the special permit. These areas are strictly controlled by the policeman (a liaison or environmental officer). Rather than other trekking areas of Nepal, there is the more remote area of Nepal. These areas you are more careful about emergency excavation (accident, illness, theft). Along with restricted are is supervision by government and provide high security according to trekkers. To get restricted area permit we have to start issue permit 21 days ago. The government of Nepal only issue permit if there is minimum 2 trekkers. Restricted trekking is only allowed for foreigners to corporate with trekking agencies of Nepal you have to bring government to authorize trekking guide and Sherpa.
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking Permit and Price
Restricted area trekking permit can be obtained from the department of immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu, Nepal. For Manaslu from September to November per week per person US$ 70 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 10, and From December to August per week per person US$ 50 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 7, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency. If you want to include Tsum valley it will cost extra from September to November per person US$ 35 for first 8 days and From December to August per person US$ 25 for first 7days, Or equivalent convertible foreign currency.Manaslu circuit is conected with A CAP it cost 28 $ it will end at Dharapani same permit will work for annapurna circuit trek if you are interested.
Above 3000m the weather at night will be freezing cold. we recommend to bring down jacket,sleeping bag(thermal liner makes it extra toasty), fleece jacket, thermal underwear, pairs of long pants,3 synthetic t-shirts,footwear Trekking boot, trekking socks, raincoat,woolen hat,globes,sun lotion, polarized sunglasses, travel towel, tissue paper, lip balm,camera,back up for mobile and sandal for evening walk.
You will need first aid kit including medicine like Diamox (for any symptoms of headaches, dinginess, loss of appetite) diarrhea, antibiotics, the bandage for blister, use a lot of water and be vegetarian is the best way to survive in the mountain.
Best season to do Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is from March to May and September to December. Even from May to September it will be monsoon time possibly rainy. From December to March to the weather reach below zero but you will see amazing views of Mt. Manaslu and Ganesh Himal, even in off season there are few trekkers in the mountain.
The government of Nepal considers hiring guide or potter above 3000m height. The government has every year providing special training for the guide how to be safe on the high mountain from altitude sickness, how to use first aid Medical kit in the emergency, how to the safe life of injured trekkers life in high mountain. Trekking guide has many advantages to High Mountain they will explain about nature, culture, customs, flora, and fauna. Every year we heard news trekkers are disappeared in the mountain because of lonely trekkers. Before booking your trip ensure that your company is registered at “Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal’’ (TAAN) www.taan. Mountain every places it will difficult to find a luxurious hotel that why we will provide accommodation according to the availability of local place sometimes they will offer wooden house rooftop is covered with tin. Join with Three diamond Adventure to make your holiday unforgettable in Nepal.
This is only recommended route or itinerary of Manalsu Tsum Valley Trek. The trekking route is customizable as per trekkers need.
Day1: Arrive international airport in Kathmandu and transport to the selected hotel.
Day2: Kathmandu Valley full day sightseeing with the professional tour guide.
Day3: Kathmandu-Arugath (550 m) 7 hrs bus/ jeep; 1 ½ more by jeep to SotiKhola (597 m)
Day4: SotiKhola (597 m) to Machhakhola (825 m) 6 hrs
Day5: Machhakhola (825 m) to Jagat (1330 m) 7-8 hrs
Day6: Jagat (1330 m) to Chumling (2386m)9hrs
Day7: Chumlinh (2386m) to Rachen Gumpa(3240m)8hrs
Day8: Rachen gumpa(3240m) to Mu Gompa(3709m)8hrs
Day9: Mu Gompa(3709m) to Chokang paro(3031m)8hrs
day10: Chokang paro(3031m) to Deng(1860m)7hrs
Day11: Deng (1860 m) to Namrung (2580 m) 6-7 hrs
Day12: Namrung (2580 m) to Samagaon (3480 m) 6 hrs
Day13: Rest day Samagaon (3480 m) to acclimatization walk to Birendra Tal and eventually to Manaslu Base Camp (4400 m)
Day14: Samagaon (3480 m) to Samdo (3865 m) 3-3 ½ hrs
Day15: Samdo (3865 m) to Dharmasala/Larke Phedi (4470 m) 3-3 ½ hrs
Day16: Dharamsala/Larke Phedi (4470 m) to Bimtang (3740 m) 8-12 hrs walk via Larkya La pass (5125 m)
Day17: Bimtang (3740 m) to Tilije (2300m 6hrs)
Day18: Tilije (1963 m) to Dharapani (1963 m 6 hrs)
Day19: Dharapani to Beshishar (5hr by jeep or trek 9 hr)
Day20: Beshishar to Kathmandu (7hrs by bus).
Day21: Final departure to Tribhuwan International airports.
Arrive international airport in Kathmandu and transport to the selected hotel.(1350m)
Upon your arrival to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative of the Three Diamond Adventure will welcome you at airport. we will transfer you hotel by our private vehicle.we will help you checked in to your hotel according to you booking. You can either take rest or move around a famous tourist area in Kathmandu, Thamel. Thamel is tourist hub you will get many restaurant with continental and Nepali cuisine there. You will also be briefed about the entire trek on this day and you will meet your guide.
Kathmandu Valley full day sightseeing with the professional tour guide.(1350m)
Swoyambhunath Stupa – The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site) Watches over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. The huge stupa is one of the holiest Buddhists sites in Nepal Pashupatinath Temple (World Heritage Site)Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world and lies 5 KM east of the city center. The richly-ornamented pagoda temple the sacred Linga, or phallic symbol, of Lord Shiva builds in 400 AD. Devotees can be seen taking ritual dips in the holy Bagmati River flowing beside the temple. You will see Hindu dead body fire cremation there. Patan Durbar Square (World Heritage Site)Patan Durbar Square is an enchanting combination of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former royal palace complex is the center of Patan’s religious and social life, and houses a museum Roof struts are decorated with erotic carvings. One remarkable monument here is a 17th-century temple dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna, built entirely of stone Buddha stupa is biggest stupa in Kathmandu valley you will see Buddhist culture and monks there.
Kathmandu-Arugath (550 m) 7 hrs bus/ jeep 2hr by jeep to SotiKhola (597 m)
We wake up early morning take breakfast and leave Kathmandu start to ride Jeep or bus from Kathmandu to Sotikhola. We take a drive from Kathmandu to Benighat is pitch road, from benight road goes on perpendicular rough road enjoying the views of the rocky hilly areas, terraces, fields and Budigandaki rivers. Arughat is local trading centre it takes 2 hours driver to reach Soti Khola and rest overnight night.
SotiKhola (597 m) to Machhakhola (825 m) 6 hrs
We wake up early to start our journey from Sotikhola to Machhakhola which will take about 6-7 hours. After crossing a popular suspension bridge of Soti Khola 710m. we see 60m long water falls,cliff,rocky and rapid budhigandaki river. Trek through Sal forests to after reaching Khursane. We make our way past terraced rice fields and up to a Gurung village of Labubesi where women wear sari and bangles. We climb behind a rocky cliff where the valley opens up. Walking through a sandy river bed, climbing over stone ridges and then again moving down to the river and crossing the suspension bridges, we climb behind a rocky cliff where the valley opens up. Walking through a sandy river bed, climbing over stone ridges and then again moving down to the river and crossing the suspension bridges, we reach Machcha Khola village and overnight at tea house.
Machhakhola (825 m) to Jagat (1330 m) 7-8 hrs
The next day, From Machhakhola we follow a narrow trail that takes us to Tharo Khola and finally to Khorlabesi on the south you see beautiful Ganesh himal. After a few ascends and descends, we reach a popular hot-spring called Tatopani. We will spend sometime here and can enjoy the natural hot -spring and remove all our tiredness and stress of the trek. We climb another ridge and cross the Budhi Gandaki on another suspension bridge. After this, we climb a staircase and then cross a landslide and a ridge to reach Doban. After crossing a suspension bridge, we again climb stone staircase then go down to the river and climb some stairs again to reach Thado Bharyang. Then we cross the west bank of Budhi Gandaki, climb over a ridge, walk along the river to reach the village called Jagat where we spend over night.
Jagat (1330 m) to Chumling (2386m) 9hrs
We start our trip after breakfast at Jagat we first reach Salleri after climbing a rocky ridge and then go towards Sirdibas settlement of some house made by hut. We continue to Ghatta Khola and then walk upstream through a long suspension bridge to reach a Gurung village in Phillim where Manaslu conservation area project and head office. From the lower points of the village, the trail turns north trails amidst corn and millet fields, we reach Ekle Bhatti, where you will have lunch and continue our trip from a steep gorge and then descend through grassy slopes and tall pine trees to cross the Budhi Gandaki river.You are close to hidden Tsum valley ahead.Eventually descend to bhatti Ghumlong (2130m) on the river. The path straight ahead climbs steeply to Ripchet (2470m) in about 1hr the path leade to Chumling (2360m) crosses the Siyar Khola on a wooden bridge and up you see several the traditional houses, orchards, clinic and beautiful stone streets. This is Buddhist agriculture, with conical pine needle haystacks among the prayer flags. From here on trails are lined with artistic chortens and mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with prayers and overnight at Chumling.
Chumlinh (2386m) to Rachen Gumpa(3240m)8hrs
An easier day after yesterday. Cross the suspension bridge just east of the hotel and because of high altitude only farmers grow maize and potatoes. The houses are classic Tibetan with firewood on the roof, but without flat roofs as it rains and snows here. Cross a huge slip where rocks and flood cleared the area now covered with a forest of new trees. Up the valley to the east are excellent views of several of the Ganesh Himal 7400m, after crossing long suspension bridges on the opposite bank, and far above Ripchet village (2468m).You will take lunch there and continue your journey to Cross the Serpu Khola and climb for over 2hrs to upper Tsum and the joined villages of Chhokang-Paro (3010m) Chhokang paro is a valley where people harvest barley, maize, buckwheat and potato.Head east through small villages and past a local school, climb over a ridge of chortens and past Lamagaon (3202m) through the flat fields, looking across the extensive crops and river to the huge courtyard of the Rachen Gompa (3240m) overnight there.
Rachen gumpa(3240m) to Mu Gompa(3709m)8hrs
We wake up take breakfast and visit Milarepa’s Cave (Piren Phu), where the Buddhism to Tibet is reputed to have meditated.people collect donation of Rs500 to re build Milarepa cave.Cross the Shiyar Khola, and pass an unusual round stupa before reaching the larger village of Chhule (3347m) through an attractive entrance gate (kani). There is one homestay in Chhule, turn right above the bridge. The children here all wear the Tibetan dressing gown called chubas and there are many yaks. Head upstream to cross the bridge and climb to Nile (3361m; Nyile, pronounced Nee-lay). Both villages are in traditional style with inclusion of livestock compounds into the houses and sheltered verandahs for drying crops. There were very few home stay for trekkers in Mu Gompa stay overnight there.
Mu Gompa(3709m) to Chokang paro(3031m)8hrs
You can leave your rucksack in homestay and visit Mu Gompa as a day trip, continuing your journey and visit the isolated Dhephu Doma nunnery and gompa and even climb above it for great views.Make up valley on the west bank, enjoying sunrise on the narrowing valley walls and yaks being put to grassy pasture. The final climb up to the large Mu Gompa (3700m; Mugumba) is through dry Tibetan country, with rows of chortens and widening mountain vistas. This is a large monastery with over 100 monks and an ancient gompa visited by David Snellgrove. Tantalising is close views of the border with Tibet, with frequently used passes to the east Mailatasachin Pass, 5093m) and west (Thapla Bhanjyang, 5104m) just out of sight. Some people climb to Kalung (3820m) or Bhajyo (4030m) and camp, making a daytrip to the passes for a view into Tibet.In the early monsoon, in pastures at 5000m, many Tsumba collect the most expensive natural medicine in the world, known as yarsagumba.
Return down valley through Chhule, collect your rucksack if you left it there, and continue down as far as Phurbe, where we take lunch and continue our trek decent east bank of the Siyar Khola and cross flat boulder-covered plains following the power lines to Rachen Gompa (3240m), where it is possible to inspect the ancient gompa if you want and the many young nuns are very friendly. Families in the Tsum usually have at least one family member as either a monk or a nun and stay overnight Chhokang paro and eat dalbhat.
Chokang paro(3031m) to Deng(1860m)7hrs
After exploring Tsum valley,we drop below on the previous trail towards Chumling. After about 2hrs, see a small white gompa on the left at Gho (2485m). Descend on a narrow trail passing the gompa on your left and drop to a wooden bridge over the Siyar Khola. This is a good place to wash clothes and yourself after the lack of water further up the Tsum. Cross the bridge to Domje (2460m, Dhumje, where Tibetan herbal medicine clinic and school. The track onwards climbs just behind the clinic,Climb very steeply through pines and rhododendrons until the track starts at a mani wall with prayer flags. The track is exposed and narrow. Finally, in the pine forest, take a prayer flag marked uphill trail and make a zigzag climb through huge silver pines to reach Gumba Lungdang (3200m), While getting down Ripchet you will see excellent view of Ganesh Himal if you have enough time you can ride ganesh himal base camp4200m as well.
We Cross the Laudang Khola on a new swing bridge between the two lowest houses in Domje and stay on the south (true left) bank of the Siyar Khola. Descend on steep loose stairs to the deserted bhatti Ghumlong (2130m) descent and cross on the river, Climb again through the pristine temperature forest to Lokpa (2240m), and take lunch there,Continue from Lokpa getting down small track from Philim comes in from the left. Turn right, cross the Buri Gandaki on a solid bridge after about 1hr and traverse to a welcome bhatti just around the corner for tea . Where you will have lunch and continue our trip from a steep gorge and then descend through grassy slopes and tall pine trees to cross the Budhi Gandaki. As the trail widens, we pass through bamboo forests to reach the Deng Khola. The buri gandaki valley turns from north –south east west the main Himalayas. After crossing the river, we reach the small village called Deng where we spend over night.
: Deng (1860 m) to Namrung (2580 m) 6-7 hrs
3 to 4 hours walk 420m ascent and 120m decent from Deng and then we cross the Budhi Gandaki and climb to reach Rana 1980m. From here we climb bhi for a while and then head west to Budhi Gandaki valley. The trail passes through forests and sees few houses above steep cliff on the opposite side of the river up and down to reach Ghap. The trail passes through well paintings.you see mani wall made by family. Then we take the trail through Prok village which allows us to witness the beautiful view of Siring Himal. We follow the river; crossing it at many places and pass through dense forests you see big fir alive bird impeyan and Gompas along the way. After crossing the river deep gorge, the trail becomes leveled and after a last steep climbs people trade things from Tibet. We reach Namrung where we stay overnight. Namrung is the best viewpoint for Siring and Ganesh Himal, Mt. Himal Chuli.
Namrung (2580 m) to Samagaon (3480 m) 6 hrs
From Namrung a steep climb and passage through forests of firs, rhododerns and ork passed to reach Lihi 2900m.There is gompa on the side of the trail and another above the village. You see un-usual architecture house is beautiful memory of your trek. We pass through Sho and then reach Lho where you see roof of house is made by heavy wood shingles.cross the ridge and trek out Thosang khola then descend onto a rock strewn moraine across pasture and field samagaon locally known as Ro and overnight there
Rest day Samagaon (3480 m) to acclimatization walk to Birendra Tal and eventually to Manaslu Base Camp (4400 m)
This day is set as rest day and acclimatizes to the increasing altitudes. We stay in Samagaon and explore the surrounding areas or visit Birendra Tal and Anie Gompa.At this high elevation the only crops grown are potatoes and barely,people keep horse and yak for butter and meat.You can pass your spare time to Pungyen Gompa which is hidden behind the ridge in front of manaslu.It is situated on a hill near Samagaon. We hike up to the Gompa named after the two peaks of Manaslu which means bracelet. It was destroyed when the Japanese first tried to summit the peaks. It was believed that the expedition to reach the summit might have angered the Gods. After the detour, we come back to Samagaon and spend overnight there.
Samagaon (3480 m) to Samdo (3865 m) 3-3 ½ hrs
We follow the Budhi Gandaki River up to a stream which we cross on a suspension bridge.There is a trail to the left that lead to the manaslu base camp.When you reach Kermo Kharka ,we take the trail on the right to Larkya la. It is a fairly easy trail, passing through Mani walls and juniper and birch forests. We again cross a bridge over Budhi Gandaki and continue forward. From a stone arch, we can see a kani and after crossing it, we reach Samdo where we spend overnight
Samdo (3865 m) to Dharmasala/Larke Phedi (4470 m) 3-3 ½ hrs
On this Manaslu circuit trek you have to cross many times to Budhigandaki River. Your trek starts by crossing a wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki River and begin hiking upwards. After crossing a few streams and seeing a glimpse of the Larkya glacier, we go around a valley and make our way upwards again to reach a guesthouse called Dharmashala. This short walk to Larke Phedi provides enough time and rest to acclimatize for the further trek and overnight at Larke Phadi.
Dharamsala/Larke Phedi (4470 m) to Bimtang (3740 m) 8-12 hrs walk via Larkya La pass (5125 m)
7 to 9 hours – 810m ascent and 1570m decent and cross ridge.The trail become s rougher, steep, grassy slopes and there is snow you will difficult to find your trail. Decent frozen lake you will cross Larkya la pass 5125m.On the way you can enjoy with Larkya glacier with exquisite views of Larkya peak. From here we can enjoy the breathtaking views of Himlung, Cheo, Kanggru and the Annapurna. It is a longer walk than other days and you reach the guesthouse among the low pastures at the dim lights of dusk. When we finally reach Bhimtang, the exquisite view of Mount Manaslu makes every step worth it.
Bimtang (3740 m) to Tilije (2255 m) 6 hrs
After enjoying the splendid views of the mountains from a ridge in Bhimtang, we make our way down towards a high pasture, pine, rhododendron forest then we cross wooden bridge over Dudh Khola. We walk through rhododendron forests, narrow valleys and fields before making a climb to the river bank that leads to the village of Gho. A short walk takes us to Tilije with better accommodation options where we spend overnight.
Tilije (2255 m) to Dharapani.
We move in a stone paved path passing through a beautiful village and then cross a bridge over Dudh Khola and trek along embankment. As you decend down through scrub forest and edge of Marsyangdi valley. After passing through a police checkpoint we make our way towards Dharapani from where we enter the Annapurna circuit section. Overnight at Dharapani,
Dharapani (1963 m) to Beshishar(5hr by jeep or trek 9 hr)
We take Jeep or trek Dharapani to Beishar, Which takes 5 hours by Jeep Descent down through Marsyangdi Khola south fields. We spent overnight at Besishar
Beshishar to Kathmandu (7hrs by bus).
We drive along the banks of Marsyangdi and Trishuli River, witnessing the beautiful scenery of rice fields, terraced farms, rivers and valleys and refreshing views of the hilly areas and mountains. After 7 hours’ journey we reach in Kathmandu where we will spend the last night in Nepal.
Final Departure to Tribhuwan International airports.
On your last day you can buy some gift to your family and friend, we will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport. We would like to welcome you again to visit Nepal for trek other destination and tour in Nepal for next time.
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