The Manaslu Tsum valley trek | Manaslu facts | 24 Days package

  • Jan 10, 2023
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If you want a beautiful hike that will make you feel energized at the end then the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is the ideal choice. Trekking in Tsum Valley and Manaslu gives hikers the chance to explore nature and cultural history in a beautiful location, as well as get a taste of mountain living and the inhabitants of the upper Budhi Gandaki. The Manaslu Tsum valley Trek offers several breathtaking views.

In addition to the breathtaking landscape, the trek itself is also very easy, so you won't have to worry about becoming too exhausted while taking the entire experience.

The Manaslu area's large portion is covered in Tsum Valley. The Manaslu Tsum valley trip is a little more difficult than the traditional Annapurna Circuit Trek since it requires crossing a high pass at Larke La that is above 5000 meters in elevation. The Manaslu Tsum Valley circuit hike, which follows the border between Tibet and Nepal, is breathtaking.

The Tsum Valley is a very peaceful area that includes various Buddhist monasteries. It is said that Milarepa once meditated in one of these mountains' caves. There are several monasteries in this region, including Mu Gumba, Anni Gumba, Thaple Bhanjyang (5104 m), Yangdo Bhanjyang (4520 m), and Nueladajyen Bhanjyang (5093 m), which is the closest to the Tibetan border. Additionally, there are some additional well-known Gumbas in the Ganesh Himal base camp area, including Gumba Lungdang.

The Manaslu Tsum valley trek takes 24 days. The first day of the trip starts with accommodation in the capital city, Kathmandu.

Table of Contents

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,345m) at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA)

The starting day of your trek includes your arrival in the capital city of Nepal. You stay overnight at Hotel. Also, you have a choice of taking a short walk through the famous busy alleys or streets here such as the Asan, Thamel, and Basantapur areas.


Day 02:Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley UNESCO world heritage sites

On the second day, you will roam over the Kathmandu world heritages and try some Nepalese cuisines. You also have to pack your essentials for your trek toward the Manaslu region. You stay overnight at the hotel.


Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Aarughat Bazaar (620m)

You will start the trek from Kathmandu where you are blessed with sightseeing of heritage sites. After that, you take a road trip to Aarughat Bazaar which is in the Gorkha district, and rest there for a day. You can enjoy remote village sightseeing which is on the bank of the river.


Day 04:Trek Aarughat Bazaar to Soti Khola (700m)

The next day, you increase your trek elevation from Aarughat Bazaar (620m) to Sotikhola(700m). On the way up to Sotikhola, you will pass by a narrow road, fast-flowing rivers, terraced fields, and a suspension bridge. After 4 hours of hike, you finally take a rest in a hotel or lodge.



Day 05 :Trek Soti Khola to Machha Khola (870m)

The next day, on the fifth day of the Trek. It is the final road hike with Maccha Khola as the destination. After 5 hours of trek, you rest at the hotel. The route passes through densely forested Budhi Gandaki valley and several small villages also observing the Himalayas peaks.


Day 06 :Trek Machhakhola to Jagat (1,340m)

For day 6 you head up towards Jagat. On the way, you can enjoy a natural hot spring, Tato Pani. It takes about 6- 7 hours of trek to reach Jagat which resides at an elevation of 1340m.


Day 07 :Trek Jagat to Lokpa (2,240m)

You go through the numerous villages while hiking up to Lokpa. The Syar Rivers' junction is seen from the Tsum Valley as the rivers get narrow. To get to Lokpa village, the first settlement in Tsum valley that offers unobstructed views of the Manaslu mountain, we travel down the valley's bank.



Day 08 :Trek Lokpa to Chumling (2,420m)

The route to Chumling from Lokpa is filled with stunning views of Baudha Himal (6672m) and Ganesh Himal VI. You pass through the Lingwa river valley and climb to a dense rhododendron forest and after many hours of walking settle down in Chumling.



Day 09:Trek Cumling to Chhokanparo (3,140m)

Today, we go across the inner Himalayan region's higher valley. The route continues down to Domje, the biggest city in the Tsum Valley, following the Syar River. We continue to ascend from Domje till we reach Chhokangparo. Chhokangparo offers stunning views of Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal on clear days. Along with Tibetan Chiya (butter tea), traditional cuisine, and the hospitality of the locals are all available to you in Chhokangparo.


Day 10 :Trek Chhokanparo to Mu Gumpa (3,700m)

The highest point of the Tsum Valley Trek, Mu Gompa, is reached after a short hike from the Chhokanparo along the west side of the valley near the Tibetan border. Through the usually dry and dusty Himalayan environment, we trek up through yak farms. The Mu Gompa monastery offers stunning mountain views and a number of chortens. You also have the chance to visit Dhephu Doma Gompa, one of the Tsum's oldest monasteries.



Day 11:Trek Mu Gompa to the Nile (3,361m)

The next day, you cross the Shikhar river on the upper north Tsum valley. In addition, you get the opportunity to visit historically important places cross a suspension bridge over the Shiar River, and go on through a number of villages until you reach the Nile.



Day 12 :Trek Nile to Chumling (2,420m)

As we approach Gho, we resume our trek from the Nile. To go to Rainjam Village, you will have to cross a suspension bridge close to Gho and continue walking. After leaving Rainjam Village and traveling through Tsum Valley, you arrive in Chumling, where you will spend the rest of the day.



Day 13 :Trek Chumling to Bhi Phedi (1,900m)

Today's travel should be simpler since you will be leaving Chumling and continuing downward. To go to Lokpa Village, you will be traveling along the Shair Khola's bank. You could come across sizable herds of sheep and goats along the trail on a sunny day. then, you pass Deng(Gurung village) and walk till you reach Bhi-Phedi.



Day 14 :Trek Bi Phedi to Namrung (2,630m)

Before taking us to Ghap, the trail begins to meander in and out of the valley canyons and crosses the Serang Khola (2160m). The valley steepens as we make our way out of Ghap and begin the hard climb through bamboo and rhododendron trees. You will arrive at Namrung Village, the gateway to the Nupri area, after crossing a few raging rivers.


Day 15 :Trek Namrung to Samagaon(3,540m)

You travel through many Mani wall entrance gates, numerous Buddhist Gompas, and a few villages as we depart Namrung. The valley then widens, and Sho Village is on the way. This town is renowned for its stunning views of Manaslu (8163m) and Manaslu North and has a large number of yaks (7,157m). Likewise, the climb and descent through different villages lead you to Samagaon. You will see two rows of houses which is a central part of Samagaon.


Day 16:Rest day in Samagaon

An acclimatization day !!! Thousands of mani stones with Buddhist writings and sculptures can be seen in Sama Gaon. Samagaon is a settlement close to Manaslu Base Camp. Today is a day of rest, although you can go on optional excursions to see Birendra Lake or Pungyen Gompa or explore the nearby glacier moraine.


Day 17 :Trek Samagaon to Samdo (3,875m)

We leave Sama Gaon early in the morning and travel to Samdo. We stroll through the terraced fields next to the ancient mani walls, across the wooden bridge spanning the Budhi Gandaki, and then gradually climb to the Samdo valley.


Day 18 :Trek Samdo to Dharmashala/Larkya la phedi

The climb up to the Larkya La Pass begins at another mani wall. After navigating two streams, you arrive at the Larkya Glacier. Then, you cross the Salka Khola Valley, ascend once more, and arrive at a stone guest house (4,450 m), also known as Larkya La Phedi or Dharmasala, which is not a lodge but more a type of resting spot. You will have stunning views of the Larkya Glacier and the magnificent Manaslu peak today. The next day, we get ready to cross Larkya La Pass while taking a nap in Larkya La Phedi.


Day 19:Trek down to Bimthang - Larkya La pass

The trek begins with a gradual climb across the glacier. Following the slope, we arrive at a hill with prayer flags. You begin the final, difficult climb to the pass after going to the four ice lakes. La Larkya Pass resides at an elevation of 5160m. It’s the highest altitude throughout your whole trek. The pass provides stunning panoramic views of the enormous Annapurna II, Kanguru, Minjung, Himlung Himal, and Cheo Himal. From the top of the pass, we enjoy the breathtaking views. Then take a trail leading downward to Bhimthang.


Day 20 :Trek Bimthang to Tilije (2,300m)

On day 20, you trek down to Tilije village (2300m) to the high pasture from the rocky terrain of the Himalayan region.


Day 21 :Trek Tilije to Tal (1,700m)

Through a stone bridge, you will leave Tilije and go down the Dudh Khola's embankment as it drops through the scrub forest. The houses of Dharapani eventually become visible in the distance as you continue walking, and the walls of the Marsyangdi Valley start to become larger. You will next cross a wooden bridge and a chorten-shaped bridge to pass Thonje village before arriving at Dharapani. But until you reach Tal, your route continues along the Marsyangdi River's sandy banks.


Day 22 :Trek down to Syange (1,200m)

Last trekking day. You will hike through the tal region and reach syange village.


Day 23:Drive from Beshishar to Kathmandu, Pokhara

Finally, you drive for 5 to 6 hours from syange village to Kathmandu.

Overnight: lodge


Day 24:Final departure to your onward destination

Your Manaslu tsum valley trek is officially ended here.


A genuine alive Buddhist culture that has been protected from the sins of the outside world for generations will be encountered during the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek, which is undoubtedly the most remarkable and immersive cultural experience ever presented to trekkers. On the other hand, it is also one of the most beautiful and varied wilderness walks you can take, with the majestic Manaslu peak towering over the surrounding area. Together, these two represent the finest that Nepal has to offer and may be the most comprehensive and rewarding trekking experience now offered to the trekking community.


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