Fact Information

Duration
19 Days
Destination
Nepal
Difficulty
Moderate difficult
Accommodation
Hotel & Lodges
Activity
Home Stay
Transportation
Tourist Bus, Car & Jeep
Meals
BLD(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Max Person
15
Min Person
2
Maximum altitude
[5,106 meters/16,752ft]
Best season
Autumn & Spring

About Trip

“An untouched beauty allows an opportunity to explore the total nature and mountain worth”

Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking will take you around pinnacle [8,163 meters/26,781ft], high Mt. Manaslu and hidden Shangri-La  Tsum Valley are being paradise for trekkers. This trek is well-liked among wilderness explorers today. Manaslu trail was opened only in 1991 for the foreigner trekkers and Tsum was also just opened in 2008. Manaslu and Tsum valley trek is a naturally extra stunning and culturally most fascinating trek in this area.

 It offers an unspoiled exploration of nature, cultural and an extraordinary experience the mountain lifestyle. Tsum and Manaslu, the both of valley have inhabited the Buddhist people. Upper Budhi Gandaki, a region known as "Nup Ri’ meaning Western Mountain are direct descendants of Tibetan immigrants, and they settled here during early 16th century consequently their language, dress, and customs are exclusively similar to Tibetans in the North of Nepal.

 The Mountain Views in Nup Ri are sensational and iconic that you can’t find anywhere in the world. Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in a trans-Himalayan region of Gorkha, Nepal. The Tsum Valley acquaintance with Tibet, natural beauty and its pristine culture make this trekking unique. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word 'Tsombo', which means vivid. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Boudha Himal ranges, this serene 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, monasteries, and lined with mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with deities and prayers. The Tsum valley has a long history of Buddhism. The Buddhist saint Milarepa is believed to have meditated in the caves of there mountains. Traditionally, Tsum 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. Due to its remoteness and inaccessibility, this sacred valley and its people have been bypassed by mainstream development for centuries. As a result, the unique culture of this valley has remained intact.

 The Tsum Valley is surrounded by the Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Shringi Himal to the north

 Introduction of the Trail:

 The trip starts from Kathmandu by bus journey, 8 to 9 hours and 141 kilometers driving along the Prithwi highway, and from Dhading Beshi our route separate to Gorkha another province. We reach Arughat – Soti Khola through Dhading Beshi route. Normally, the trip used to start from Arughat bazar and used to end at Besisahar in the past, but, later the new construction of the motor road, it does not have fix point to start and end.

 The second day our journey starts following Budhi Gandaki along the recently constructed gravel road to Manasalu – Larkye Sama gau. The trail continues goes up following Budhi Gandaki River along the off-road and mixed raw trail not yet reach Larke Pass, passing the phenomenal Buddhist isolated area, biologically rich lands with magnificent mount view. From Dang hamlet, it starts Tibetan inhabited villages. Most of the local people are influenced by Tibet through their culture, customs, and language are exclusively similar. The period of a trip along the Buddhist village, we pass many mani walls, prayer stone walls, gompa, prayer flags, the beautiful farmlands, lodges, and bridges,  This trial rewards us with beautiful nature, culture, and rejuvenating experience

 Later after 13 days of fabulous hiking, we reach Sama village underneath the Pinnacle Mount Manaslu. It is more touristic place in this remote area. It has a wonderful side trip around here, such Manaslu base camp, Pungen gompa, Birendra Lake, and sightseeing of village and monastery.

Finally, we cross Larkya La [5,106 meters/16,752ft], through moraine and glacier and descend to another Marsyangdi river valley on Annapurna trail, and dive back to Besisahar Kathmandu.

Are you tired with metropolitan life? Let’s go over for exhilarating trip untouched Tsum and Manaslu valleys and Larkya pass. We offer you 23 days of comprehensive packaging service for your refreshment.

Trip Highlights

Approximately 260km long distances, 14 days trek through Buddhist lands with spectacular landscape.

Ancient and beautiful Gompas like Mu Gompa, Rachen Gomp.

The off beaten and less explored trekking trails.

The diverse nature, diverse terrains, flora, and fauna, antique monasteries, chortens, and gompas in the region.

Diverse culture and ethnic groups like Tibetan, and Gurung people.

Mesmerizing views of Mt. Manaslu, Sringi Himal, Himalachuli, Ngadi, Ganesh Himal, and Larkye Peak.

Navigating the unique routes to the typical Tsum Valley.

Cross Larkye Pass 5,106 meters is the lifetime experience.

Outlined Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport [1,350m/4,429ft], transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Drive to Arughat Bazar Gorkha and Machhi khola [930m/ 3,051 ft] 10hrs.

Day 03: Trek to Jagat [1,340 meters/4,396ft], 7 to 8 hours.

Day 04: Easy trip to Philim [1,570 meters/5,151ft], 3 hours.

Day 05: Head for Tsum valley, Chhumling [2,386m/7828ft], 8hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Chhe Kamparo [3,011 meters/9,878ft],75hrs.

Day 07: Head to Nile [3,361 meters/11,027 ft], 5 hours.

Day 08: Head back to Chhe Kamparo [3,011 meters/9,878ft] , 3hrs.

Day 09: Trek back to Lokpa [2,240 meters/7,349 ft], 8 hours.

Day 10: Exit from Tsun valley, trek to Dang [1,860m/ 6'102ft], 8hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Namrung [2,630m/8,628ft], 7 hours.

Day 12: Trek to Syala gau [3,500 meters/11,483 ft], 7 to 8hrs.

Day 13: Hike to Pungyen [4,000m/3,123ft], Samagau [3,520m/11,546ft].

Day 14: Trek to Samdo [3,875 meters/12,713ft], 3 to 4 hours.

Day 15: Trek to Dharmsala [4,460 meters/14,632ft], 4 hours.

Day 16: Larkya Pass [5,106m/16,752ft], descend Vimthang [3,590m/11,778ft].

Day 17: Trek to Dharapani [1,963 meters/6,440ft], 9 hours.

Day 18: Drive to Besisahar [820m/2,690ft] and Kathmandu [1,350m/4,429ft], 10hrs.

Day 19: Full day Sightseeing of UNESCO world heritage sites.

Day 20: Departure for home, say goodbye.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350 meters/4,429ft], transfers to tourist Hotel included breakfast service by tourist bus or car:

Flying to Kathmandu along the northern border of Nepal on a clear day is itself an exciting and memorable experience as an exotic panoramic view of snow-capped Langtang, Ganesh Himalaya Range can be seen before your landing in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport. After your aircraft lands, our team will meet you at the airport, and escort you to your hotel. We meet in the hotel at 18:00 pm and leave to the restaurant for a welcome dinner with culture dance.  In welcome dinner, guide briefs you about day program of tomorrow and leave you back in your hotel.

Day 02: Scenic bus journey to Arughat bazar Gorkha and Machhi khola [930m/ 3,051 ft] 10 to 11 hrs in local deluxe Bus. Overnight in lodge:

Our staffs will meet you in the hotel around at 07:00 A.M. to pick up you for Arughat, Soti Khola drive today. We will have a scenic bus journey (approximately 11 hours) to Soti Khola 700 meters from Jeep station, Gongabu Kathmandu in the local deluxe bus. The company has already booked your lodge in Soti Khola, where you have to spend the night. The road passes with fascinating ground landscape and mountain terrain views, of major peaks, Manaslu, Ngadi Chuli, Himal Chuli, Rani peak, Baudha Himal, and Ganesh. Overnight at a lodge  (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 03: Trek to Jagat [1,340 meters/4,396ft], 7 to 8 hours of walk, following Budhi gandaki up River. Stay in lodge:

Leaving of Khorla Besi, we trek into the giant gorge the track moves through Tatopani (hot spring) crossing the Budhi Gandaki river twice and others side rivers of Budhi Gandaki. Finally, we reach to Jagat walking off 7 to 8 hours continue up way along the rugged trail, and passing many scattered hamlets, bridges and the farmer’s farmlands with beautiful scenery. We stay at a lodge  (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 04: Easy trip to Philim [1,570 meters/5,151ft], 3 hours of pleasant trek, following Budhi gandaki up River. Overnight in Lodge:

Today, we will make a pleasant trip, the trail gradually ascents up following the Buddhidandaki River, and crossing the side Rivers of Budhi Gandaki with a captivating view of Shringi Himal, many Gurungs inhabited settlements and cultivated the farmer’s farmlands. Finally, we cross Budhi Gandaki River over a well-made suspension bridge, then short climbing up to Phillip village. We spend overnight in a lodge  (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 05: Head for Tsum valley, Chhumling [2,386 meters/7,828ft], 6 to 7 hours of walk following upstream into the gorge. Overnight in T-house:

Leaving towards Chumling, our steps move to canyon cliff way following famous Manasalu Larke pass trail, and after walking off an hour, our route separates and then our trail gently rises to upstream Siyar Khola through Sarti gorge, rock fall zone through Pine, Rhododendron, Oak and Bamboo green lush forest and well made bridges attached on cliff along the way. Eventually, we reach to Chhumling Buddhist’s land with spectacular view of Sringi Himal and other mountains. We stay at a tea house  (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 06: A fascinating journey to Chhe Kamparo [3,011m/ 9,878 ft], 6 to 7 hours of more gently up trail with captivating landscape. Overnight at T-house:

After breakfast, we check-out from the lodge for Chhe Kampar Buddhist village more culturally fascinated and mountain blessed Buddhist place. The trail gently climbs uphill throughout Buddhist villages. The path passes by many gompas, mani wall, stupa, bridges, Buddhist villages with gorgeous landscapes. Finally, we reach to Chhe Kampar best viewpoint of Ganesh Himal walking off 5 hours and ascending off 625 meters, (2,050ft), from the last night. Today, we spend the night at a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 07: Head over Nile [3,361m/11,027 ft], 4hrs of walk throughout Buddhist lands with awesome landscape. Overnight in lodge:

Today, we will notice marked substantial view of Ganesh Himal a shape of god Ganesh. We will have a stunning spectacular landscape the several times of journey. Today the trail ascends heading upstream Siyar Khola through Buddhist shrine places. The trail passes the farmer's cultivated lands, many mani walls, gompas, Stupas, caves such a Milarepa cave and the popular Rachen Aani Gompa with the awesome landscape. After walking off 4 hours continues along the gradually up way, we reach Nile Lodge. We spend the night at a lodge  (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 08: Head to Mu Gompa and return to Chhekamparo [3,011m/ 9,878 ft], 8hrs off walk via Rachen Gompa with eye catching landscape.

After as usual our morning breakfast we head to Mu Gompa and back to Nile at lunch.  After visiting the paradise, we trek back to Chhekamparo via same way with magnificent Mountain View. Today, we make a pleasant trip, we trek down making a short very enjoyable trip. We spend a night in a lodge  (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 09: Trek to Lokpa [2,240 meters/7,349ft], 9 hours of downhill walk, Chumling almost via same way. Overnight at lodge:

After worth sightseeing of those fascinating Buddhist sacred lands, we switch back to Lokapa jungle stop following our previous path. Today we walk 9 hours almost in same way down with superb views. We spend the night in a lodge  (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 10: We exit from Tsum valley, trek forwards to, Dang [1,860m/ 6'102 ft], 8 hours of walk into the gorge. Stay at T-house:

After 5 days of unmatchable Tsum valley trip, today, we exit for Manaslu Larkya Pass. At the beginning of the trail, we steeply drop down new bridge meeting point of  Manaslu trekking route. After crossing a bridge over Budhi Gandaki River, we trek into the Gorge, and finally we cross again Budhi Gandaki River along the bridge then trail steeply rises up for short walk, and our track turns on the easy way to reach Dang. We stay the night at Tea house  (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 11: Trek to Namrung [2,630 meters/8,628ft], 7 hours of walk through the Buddhist cultivating farmlands .Overnight at lodge:

The trail more gently ascents up to the Prok and Gap villages through Tibetan Buddhist cultivated farmlands, crossing the well-made suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki River. Later, the trail moves towards to Namrung village making 2 hours of the gentle way up. Today, we can have internet service and lean lodge. We spend overnight in a lodge  (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 12: A fascinating trip to Syala gau [3,500 meters/11,483ft], 7 to 8 hours gradually up way. Overnight in lodge:

We trek to Syala Gaun through Tibetan Buddhist villages, mani walls, monasteries, the farmer’s cultivated lands, and lodges. Whole day Mt. Manaslu is dominating all landscape. Today, we explore local inhabitants unique culture and typical lifestyle. After walking off 6 to 7 hours, we continue more gently up way along the nature trail and reach fascinating Syala village.  We spend overnight in a lodge  (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 13: Hike to Pung Gyen gompa [4,000 meters/3,123ft], and trek to Samagau 3,520 meters, (11,546 ft). Walk 5 to 6 hours. Overnight at lodge:

Pung Gyen gompa valley is fabulous for a side trip and acclimatization in Manaslu round trek. The Pung Gyen gompa is above Pung Gyen glacier and lap of Mt Manaslu and Mt Ngadi Chuli peak 29. It’s summer Yaks and horses grazing land, where a small monastery is located. It’s belonging to lord Milarepa. After sending some wonderful moment in this paradise, we trek back to Sama Gaun. Sama gau is also carrying more possible tourist destination in this remote valley with the captivating Mt Manasalu view. We stay in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 14: Trek to Samdo [3,875 meters/12,713ft], 3 to 4 hours  of gradually up trail, following Budhi gandaki valley. Overnight in lodge:

The trail ascends up with unusual landscape following upstream Budhi Gandaki and crossing side Rivers of Budhi Gandaki. The track moves towards through Juniper, rhododendron, blue pine forest, Yaks pastureland. Finally, we cross a bridge over Budhi Gandaki River than with a short strenuous climb we reach Samdo village where we will spend overnight in a lodge  (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 15: Trek to Dharmasala [4,460 meters/14,632ft], 4 hours of gently up trail. Overnight at T-house:

We will cross the side river of Budhi Gandaki, which sources from way up Tibet. The trail gently ascends up Dharmasala, separating way of Tibet border. The track moves to towards passing wilderness places, old Mani walls, chortens, and summer yaks, cows and horses grazing lands with a magnificent view of Samdo Peak in the backward. We might also get to see blue sheep on the way. After walking off 4 hours continue gently way up, we reach Dharamsala. We spend the night at tented tea house  (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 16: Trek to Larkya Pass [5,106 meters/16,752ft] and descend Vim Thang [3,590 meters/11,778ft],  8 to 9 hours of tricky trail. Stay in tiny lodge:

Today, we wake up early in the morning at 3:30 A.M for tea with breakfast, Then we leave towards the pass, ascending gently uphill with lightning on dawn. After walking off a few hours with some difficulty walk, we reach glacier and moraine. It’s technically hard to make a pass with chilled wind and massive stones, but the landscape is awesome. From the top, we can have a mesmerizing view of Himlung, Cheo, Gyangkhang and Kangaroo and around circular mountain views. Crossing the Pass, the trail steeply drops to Yumthang making a long walk. After walking off 8 to 9 hours, we reach to Vimthang lodge. We spent the night at a lodge  (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 17: Trek down to Dharapani [1,963 meters/6,440ft], 9 hours of walk through the pine and rhododendron forest. Overnight in lodge:

The trail several times drops down to ethnic group’s villages like Gho, Tilche through the pink, red, white, and yellow colored rhododendron and pine forest especially in April and May, trek continue passes through jungle, tributaries and Buddhist farmlands, following downstream Dudh Khola. Finally, we cross Marsyangdi River over a well-made suspension bridge and reach Dharapani lodge. We spend overnight at a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 18: Drive back to Besisahar [820 meters/2,690ft] and Kathmandu [1,350 meters/4,429ft], 10 hours  transfer to Hotel included breakfast service:

After carry off 18 days incomparable Tsun valley including Manaslu Larke pass trek, today we drive back to Kathmandu. It takes normally 10 to 11 hour from Dharapani to Kathmandu in Jeep and tourist bus. Overnight in tourist standard Hotel included breakfast service.

Day 19: Full day Sightseeing of UNESCO world heritage sites [1,350 meters/4,429ft], with proficient tour guide, private vehicle service:

Kathmandu, being a (UNESCO world heritage sites), historical and cultural heart of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers, and adventure seekers. The city presents a wonderful mixture of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities, which bear immense historical, cultural, and religious significance. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous & biggest Hindu shrine Pashupatinath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in town Boudhanath, the 15th-century palace of 55 windows Bhaktapur, and Swayambhunath stupa. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner.

Day 20: Departure for home, say goodbye:

We drop off you in Trivuwan International Airport terminal room in your flight check-in time by tourist Bus or a Car and say bye.

Note:- The conditions stated in the itinerary are especially for the trekker who prefer full package service. At the same time, we also customize itinerary based on your choice and time. The selection of itineraries and the staffs depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.

Cost Details

  • Airport pickup and drop off by private vehicle.
  • Three nights tourist standard Hotel in Kathmandu for accommodation on a sharing room with included breakfast service.
  • One day full  valley sightseeing of UNESCO world heritage sites like Patan, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu with city guide and private transportation.
  • Menu on client’s choice, Three times meals in a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert), with hot drink Coffee or any Tea during the trek.
  • T- house (Lodge trek) accommodations during the trek, Clean and comfortable as long as available.
  • Permit: - Sun valley special permits US dollar 35 per head, Manaslu Valley's special permit $ 70 for 7 days and additional  $ 10 each member each day, MCAP fee $ 22 and  ACAP fee $ 22 each head.
  • Transportations: Kathmandu- Arughat- Soti Khola touris bus. Dharapani to Besishahar private Jeep service and Besisahar to Kathmandu Deluxe bus.
  • License holder, experienced and informative English speaking guide with all his  salary, food, drinks, accommodation and Transport
  • Assistant trekking guide for group over 8 members in a group with all company’s facilities
  • Warm clothing and required trekking gear for porters like Gore Tex jacket /trousers, trekking shoes, woolen hat, woolen gloves, woolen shocks, sun glasses etc.
  •  Company's complimentary: Map, Duffle bag and T-shirts.
  • Strong and helpful porter with proper equipments (One porter for two people maximum 30Kg).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Nepalese Staffs Insurance Policy covered it rescue, evacuation, medical treatment and accidental.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company
  • Hot bag services.
  • If you do not have own Sleeping bag (-20*C) and down jacket (-8*C), Company will provide you on hire, pay extra $1 and 50 cents each day each item.
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner with tourist standard restaurant.
  • Meals while you are stay in Kathmandu Hotel Lunch and Dinner.
  • Personal trekking equipments and gears such as Trekking rucksack up to 30 to 45 liters. For the further more information ask us or look equipment checklist.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Any entry fee for temple or monastery.
  • Donations or charity.
  •  Trekkers' Travel Insurance policy should be covered it rescue evacuation, medical treatment and accidental.
  • International airfare, libing.
  • Your personal expenses like; Hot shower, Laundry, Battery charging, telephone and shopping etc.
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (tipping is expected).

Useful Info

Himalayan Diamond Adventure is stand-by for all times, the best quality services for our regular clients as well as new guests. We are quite thoughtful with our distinguish trekkers or hikers or Mountaineers joy, fun, and safe trip through our company. We are very aware that only our clients and guests can make a pleasant trip with company’s extensive service and a local professional guide and faithful, and helpful cook and porters. We accompany you with local experienced, faithful, helpful and intelligent good English-speaking guides and porters, informative in all sectors including weather forecast and caring personals.

Guide/ Porter service:

We have a different category of guides, such Porter guides, Trekking guides, Support Climbing guides, Mountain guides, French-speaking guides, German-speaking guide, Chinese speaking guides, Culture tour leaders, as your requirement.

Equipments/ Gears service:

We provide you (-25*C) down-filled sleeping bag and (-20*C) down filled jacket (Pay extra $2 each item each day). For mountaineers if you do not have own climbing gears we will provide you climbing gears on hire at a reasonable price particularly for your convenience, such Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested gears. Like a Black Diamond, Helmet, Harness, Crampon, Jumar ATC guide or Figure of 8, Ice axe, Carabiners, and La Sportiva alpine boot.

We provide you with sufficient and hygienic meals and dessert with hot drinks as your choice and book clean and comfortable rooms (hotel) on a mountain in advance of your trip in mountain lodges.

Packaging trips service:

There are more than 300 different trekking routes and 326 peaks open for climbing including 20 royalty free peaks. Climbing peaks have been divided in 3 categories: A, B and C. in Nepal, we will help you to organize the trip according to your time, budget and choice. We organize trip for especial solitary (alone) personal as well as packaged trip for big group.

Our Extra services:

We also help you to get permits, hiring trekking equipments and other related services i.e. bus reservation, airplane ticketing, and hotel booking in Kathmandu and in Mountain.

The conditions stated in the itinerary are especially for the trekker who prefer full package service. At the same time, we also customize itinerary based on your choice and time. The selection of itineraries and the staffs depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.