Emerging as an immensely popular trek these current years, Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek happens to be the thrilling sensation of adrenaline voyage to the surreal realms of remote Manaslu Tsum Valley that nestles peacefully in the secure bounds of Annapurna Conversation Area to the west and Tibetan Plateau towards the north and east. An enchanting adventure into the region of eighth tallest mountain in the world, Manaslu Mountain that stands upright at 26783 ft height, Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking bestows peeks into both the cultural and raw natural treasures of Nepal.
Being curtained from the outer world for long periods kept Tsum Valley (Tsum in Tibetan dialect meaning ‘vivid’) from the contamination of external influences and thus aided in preventing their millennia old Buddhist traditions and culture in its original form where Lhosar, Dhachyang, Saka Dawa and Fanning among many others form the major festivals. Manaslu region began cordially welcoming the foreign visitors only since the year 1992 and Manaslu Region still falls on the category of Restricted Trekking allowing only few hundreds of visitors a year which makes the travel experience a blissful one as we hike into the pristine land of woods amusing ourselves with the scenic close up views of Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Bouddha Ranges.
Trekking experts from ‘Nexus Travel Tours’ upon thorough research have devised 22-day ‘Manaslu Circuit Trekking’ that initiates with a scenic drive to Arughat Bazaar which marks the beginning of astounding trekking experience as we hike through the serene land of Lapu Besi and taking a dip in natural hot geyser at Tato Pani advances forth Philim to Chumling (Tsum Valley) whence the pleasant trekking trail stretches through several verdant forets, Highland Villages, streams, undergoes series of ups and downs and crosses High Pass of Larkya La to ultimately be at Besi Sahar, a comforting drive afterwards will in the end transport us back to Kathmandu from where it all started.
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day03: Drive to Arughat
Day04: Trek to Lapu Besi
Day05: Trek to Tato Pani
Day06: Trek to Philim
Day07: Trek to Chumling(Tsum Valley)
Day08: Trek to Chhekampar
Day09: Trek to Mu Gompa
Day10: Trek to Rachen Gompa Back to Chhekampar
Day11: Trek to Lokpa
Day12: Trek to Bhi Phedi
Day13: Trek to Lhi
Day14: Trek to Sama Gaon
Day15: Rest Day at Sama Gaon
Day16: Trek to Samdo
Day17: Trek to Larke Rest at Dharmasala
Day18: Trek to Bimtang via Larkey La Pass
Day19: Trek to Dharapani
Day20: Trek to Jagat
Day21: Drive to Besi Sahar
Day22: Back to Kathmandu
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu:
Our representatives from ‘Nexus Travel Tours’ will be there at the Airport, ready to greet you as soon as you land at the International Airport of Kathmandu. A pleasant drive through happening streets of Kathmandu will lead you to the hotel where you will be briefly explained about the itinerary package before you collapse at the comforting bed in our hotel room.
Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu:
It is allocated for Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in and around Kathmandu Valley whereby we will visit many UNESCO enlisted World Heritage Sites including Pashupatinath Temple Complex, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath, Durbar Squares of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur. Time permitting; we will pay homage to Changu Narayan prior to returning back to our hotel where evening dinner awaits you.
Day03: Drive to Arughat:
It takes about 7 hours of pleasant drive through Pokhara Highway and Dhading Besi to arrive at Arughat Bazaar. A hotspot in Gorkha, Arughat Bazaar is lined with strings of hotels and restaurants. We will locate the one that appeals our taste to spend the night.
Day04: Trek to Lapu Besi:
Walking past the left bank of Budhi Gandaki river, the trekking trail stretches through few Gurung and Magar Villages and passes across lively woods with chances of bird watching to lower down to Soti Khola. Enjoying the wildlife in the forest, we will hike all the way to Lapu Besi.
Day05: Trek to Tato Pani:
Treading along the stone bed of Machha Khola, we will walk through the woods rendering shelter to Langur Monkeys to the large Gurung Village of Lower Khorla Besi located at 960m altitude. The path elongates further through ridges to a hot geyser atTatopani.
Day06: Trek to Philim:
Clambering the ridge, we will cross the suspension bridge at Budhi Gandaki and chase the stone paved path to Dovan. Passing through Shyaule Bhatti, we will cross Yaru Khola to arrive at Jagat whence the trail prolongs by the way of Salleri and Sirdibas to Philim.
Day07: Trek to Chumling (Tsum Valley):
The trail escalates up the vertical and steep hill to arrive at a ridge that continues to Ganesh Himal Base Camp afterwards which it passes through villages of Lokpa and Gumlung by the way of stony path before ending up at Chumling that positions itself on the southern face of Shringi Himal.
Day08: Trek to Chhokangparo (Upper Tsum):
Ranging over Serpu Khola, the course strings out by the way of the Village of Gho, treading past the plain land whence will lead us to Chhokangparo offering spectacular views of Ganesh Himal Range to the south and Buddha and Himal Chuli Peaks to the south- west. Chhokangparo is the collective form of two hamlets of Chhokang and Paro that maintains its Ancient Tibetan Buddhist heritage undeviated from the originality.
Day09: Trek to Mu Gompa:
The trekking trail undergoes series of ups and downs and visiting the Piren Phu Cave aka Pigeon Cave, we will proceed further through Nile/ Chhule to arrive at Mu Gompa(3510m) established in 1895 AD which is the largest monastery in the region located at the highest and farthest point in Tsum Valley.
Day10: Trek to Rachen Gompa Back to Chhokangparo:
Descending the hill through woods will lead us to Chhule offering the finest view of Majestic Punchen Himal whence the trail stretches further to Rachen Gompa. Enjoying the wall paintings of the monastery, we will be back to Chhokangparo.
Day11: Trek to Lokpa:
A pleasant walking of 5 to 7 hours through Nile and Dumje will lead us to Lokpa located at 2240m altitude..
Day12: Trek to Bhi Phedi:
It is going to be a mildly strenuous trekking of 5-6 hours through the ups and downs to reach Bhi Phedi located at 1990m altitude.
Day13: Trek to Lhi:
Walking past the Tibetan fashioned narrow alleys and white washed houses through Mani Wall, the trekking trail proceeds through crop fields of Barchham and Lihi Villages to Sho Village where we will indulge ourselves in engrossing views of Manaslu, Hiunchuli, Saula and other Tibetan Mountains. Crossing the river, we will finally arrive at exquisite Lhi Village.
Day14: Trek to Sama Gaon:
Proceeding through the verdant fir forest, the trail continues up through Shyala Village. Allocating brief moment to admire the epic views of Hiunchuli, Ganesh and Manaslu Mountains, we will walk through chorten to Samagaon.
Day15: Rest Day at Sama Gaon:
It is the rest day necessary to get acclimatize with the high altitude of Sama Gaon. Experts advise mild walking rather than lying idle for better acclimatization. Brief trek to Pung Gyen Gompa can be arranged where we can indulge in one of the finest views of glacier before returning to the camp at Samagaon for the night.
Day16: Trek to Samdo:
Plodding through the glacier, we will arrive at a junction. Leaving the trail towards Manaslu Base Camp behind, we will continue on through the woods of birch, juniper and rhododendron all the way to the exquisite Village of Samdo inhabited by Tibetan refugees.
Day17: Trek to Larke Rest at Dharmasala:
Crossing the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki River, we will tread along the path with view of Larkya Glacier and progress through the Salka River afterwards which we will ascend to the stone house of Dharmasala.
Day18: Trek to Bimtang via Larkey La Pass:
Ascending the hillock, we will walk through the Larkya Glacier with views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak and move forth the moraines to the apex of Larkya La. Enjoying the views of Cheo, Kangguru and Annapurna II mountains; we will chase the trail all the way to Bimthang.
Day19: Trek to Dharapani:
Clambering the incline, we will move headlong by the stone paved path and traverse Mani wall to arrive at Thonje Village whence the track continues to Dharapani where we will stay overnight.
Day20: Trek to Jagat:
The wonderful trail crosses the stream and proceeds through villages to arrive at Jagat.
Day21: Drive to Besi Sahar:
The route proceeds through the village at Chamje to Besi Sahar where we will be staying in a hotel overnight.
Day22: Back to Kathmandu:
8hours of picturesque driving through serpentine roads with views of terraces, river and woods at the backdrop will be enough to take us back to our hotel back in Kathmandu. You can go shopping in the freak streets of Thamel in the evening and opt for a rickshaw ride which would be a wonderful memory.