“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.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,429ft], transfers to Hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Arughat Gorkha and Soti khola [700m/2,296ft], 11hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Khorla Besi [970 meters/3,182ft], 7 to 8 hours.
Day 04: Trek to Jagat [1,340 meters/4,396ft], 7 to 8 hours.
Day 05: Easy trip to Philim [1,570 meters/5,151ft], 3 hours.
Day 06: Head for Tsum valley, Chhumling [2,386m/7828ft], 7hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Chhe Kampar [3,011 meters/9,878ft],7hrs.
Day 08: Head to Mu Gompa [3,700 meters/12,139ft], 8 hours.
Day 09: Head back to Rachen Gompa [3,240 meters/10,630ft], 4hrs.
Day 10: Trek back to Dunje [2,460 meters/8,071ft], 3 to 4 hours.
Day 11: Trek to Gompa Lungdang [3,200 meters/10,498ft], 5 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Lokpa [2,240 meters/7,349ft], 7 hours.
Day 13: Exit from Tsun valley, trek to Bihi phedi [1,990m/6,529ft], 8hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Namrung [2,630m/8,628ft], 7 hours.
Day 15: Trek to Syala gau [3,500 meters/11,483 ft], 7 to 8hrs.
Day 16: Hike to Pungyen [4,000m/3,123ft], and Samagau [3,520m/11,546ft].
Day 17: Trek to Samdo [3,875 meters/12,713ft], 3 to 4 hours.
Day 18: Trek to Dharmsala [4,460 meters/14,632ft], 4 hours.
Day 19: Larkya Pass [5,106m/16,752ft], and descend Vimthang [3,590m/11,778ft].
Day 20: Trek to Dharapani [1,963 meters/6,440ft], 9 hours.
Day 21: Drive to Besisahar [820m/2,690ft] and Kathmandu [1,350m/4,429ft], 10hrs.
Day 22: Full day Sightseeing of UNESCO world heritage sites.
Day 23: Departure for home, say goodbye.
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 Soti khola [700 meters/2,296ft], 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: Set off a journey to Khorla Besi [970 meters/3,182ft], 7 to 8 hours of Walk. Overnight in T-house:
Depart from Soti Khola we will pass many cultivated lands, hamlets, tributaries, well-made bridges, beautiful Sal forest before getting in Khorla Beshi 970 meters (3,182ft). It’s is situated at the bank of two rivers. Today, we trek 7 to 8 hours to reach our lodge, and the trail climbs onto a ridge above big rapids on the Budhi Gandaki River. Along the way, the trail weaves its way up and down several times. We spend overnight in lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).
Day 04: 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 05: 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 06: 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 Larkin 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 crossing many bridges along the way. Eventually, we reach to Chhumling Buddhist’s land with spectacular view of Ganesh Himal and other mountains. We stay at a tea house (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).
Day 07: A fascinating journey to Chhe Kampar [3,011 meters/9,878ft], 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 walking off 7 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 08: Head over Mu Gompa [3,700 meters/12,139ft], 8 hours of walk throughout Buddhist lands with awesome landscape. Overnight in lodge:
Today, we trek to Mu Gompa after as usual breakfast. The trail ascends heading upstream Siyar Khola through Buddhist shrine places. The trail passes many mani walls, gompas, Stupas, caves with the awesome landscape. After walking off 8 hours continues along the gradually up way, we reach Mu gompa. We spend the night at a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).
Day 09: Head back to Rachen Gompa [3,240 meters/10,630ft], 4 hour via same way to Rachen Gompa with eye catching landscape. Overnight at T-house:
After visiting the paradise, we trek back to Rachen Gompa 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 10: Trek back to Dunje [2,460 meters/8,071ft], 3 to 4 hours of downhill trail with captivating landscape. Overnight at T-house:
After breakfast, we retreat to Rachen Gompa via the same route with breathtaking Mountain View. Today again we make a pleasant and short trip, we trek down. We spend a night in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).
Day 11: Trek to Gompa Lungdang [3,200 meters/10,498ft], 4 to 5 hours of uphill walk with amazing landscape. Overnight to lodge:
Depart from Dunje village, our trekking route steeply ascends to Gompa Langtang the best viewpoint of this valley, a way of Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Overnight at T-house (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).
Day 12: Trek to Lokpa [2,240 meters/7,349ft], 7 hours of downhill walk, Ricochet almost via same way. Overnight at lodge:
After worth sightseeing of those fascinating Buddhist sacred lands, we switch back to Ripchet village following our previous path. Today we walk 7 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 13: We exit from Sun valley, trek forwards to Bihi phedi [1,990 meters/6,529ft], 8 hours of walk into the gorge. Stay at T-house:
After 7 days of unmatchable Tsun 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 Bihi Phedi. We stay the night at Tea house (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).
Day 14: 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 15: 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 16: 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 17: 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 18: 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 19: 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 20: 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 21: 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 22: 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 23: 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.
Carry out your trip with a professional local guide and with company's comprehensive service.We provide you tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu for 3 overnights with breakfast service. Before start Himalaya trip we will organige Valley sightseeing like UNESCO world heritage sites with proficient tour guide, private vehicle service. To reach trek starting point, we will drive tourist bus from Kathmandu with scenic views to Arughat – Soti Khola 142 kilometers, 10 to 11 hours.
The trek moves towards Tsum Vally at the first part and then Manaslu Valley along the recently constructed motor road following up Budhi Gandaki River, further, passing through many peaceful isolated Buddhist faith and Tibetan-influenced cultured villages, with stunning Mountain View.
After 15 days of fabulous hiking, we reach the Larkya pass [5,106 meters/16,752ft]. For the period of trekking, we stay in lodges with our comprehensive service. There are many beautiful side trips along the way to Larkye pass and Annapurna classic trail. The Sama village is the most popular for trekkers or climbers in this Manasalu area. It needs a moderate level of fitness and a minimum 23 days holiday to accomplish a trip. If you are not well equipped for the trip; you can hire the down jacket and sleeping bag with us at a reasonable price.
Himalayan Diamond Adventure is stand-by for all times and 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 a professional and intelligent guide and faithful, authentic and helpful cook and porters.
We accompany you with good English speaking guides and porters, informative in all sectors including weather forecast and caring personals.
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