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Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek 19 Days
Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek 19 Days
Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek 19 Days
Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek 19 Days
Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek 19 Days

Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek 19 Days

Duration

19 days

Group size

2-10

Activities

All Trekking

Country

Nepal

Region

Manaslu Region

Destination

Kathmandu, Soti Khola, Maccha Khola, Jagat, Lokpa
Start/End point

Start/End point

kathmandu
Max Altitude

Max Altitude

4500m
Meals

Meals

Included
Activity

Activity

5-6 hrs
Manaslu And Tsum Valley Trek
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Trip Highlights
  • Majestic Mountain Views: Enjoy breathtaking vistas of the towering peaks of the Manaslu region, including the iconic Mount Manaslu itself, the eighth highest mountain in the world.
  • Unique Cultural Experience: Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Tsum Valley, known for its ancient Buddhist monasteries, traditional villages, and warm hospitality of the local people.
  • Tranquil Natural Beauty: Trek through lush forests, picturesque valleys, and serene meadows, experiencing the tranquility of the unspoiled natural surroundings.
  • Exploration of Remote Villages: Discover remote villages tucked away in the Himalayas, such as Chumling and Chhekampar, where you can interact with locals and learn about their way of life.
  • Spiritual Encounters: Visit sacred sites and monasteries along the way, such as the ancient Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa, offering insight into Tibetan Buddhism and meditation practices.
  • Wildlife Sightings: Keep an eye out for native Himalayan wildlife, including the elusive snow leopard, blue sheep, Himalayan tahr, and various species of birds.
  • Challenging Terrain: Challenge yourself with rugged terrain and high mountain passes, such as the Larkya La Pass, offering thrilling trekking experiences and stunning panoramic views.
  • Authentic Local Cuisine: Sample delicious local cuisine, including hearty Tibetan dishes like momos, thukpa, and yak-based specialties, providing sustenance for your trekking adventure.
  • Warm Hospitality: Experience the genuine warmth and hospitality of the local people as you stay in teahouses and homestays along the trail, creating memorable connections and cultural exchanges.
  • Spectacular Sunrises and Sunsets: Witness awe-inspiring sunrises and sunsets against the backdrop of the Himalayan peaks, painting the sky with vibrant hues of orange, pink, and gold, creating unforgettable moments on your trek.

The Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek is a mesmerizing and off-the-beaten-path trekking adventure that combines two stunning regions in Nepal: the Manaslu Conservation Area and the remote Tsum Valley. This trek offers a unique opportunity to explore the rich cultural heritage, breathtaking landscapes, and serene Buddhist monasteries of these lesser-known Himalayan regions.

The trek begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola, where your journey into the Manaslu region begins. You'll follow the trail along the Budi Gandaki River, passing through charming villages, terraced fields, and lush forests. As you ascend higher, you'll be surrounded by awe-inspiring mountains, including Manaslu (8,163 meters), the eighth highest peak in the world.

The Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek takes you through the picturesque villages of Deng, Namrung, and Samagaon, where you'll have the opportunity to experience the unique culture and hospitality of the local communities. The region is inhabited by ethnic groups such as the Gurung, Tamang, and Tibetan-Buddhist communities, who follow their own distinct traditions and practices. Along the way, you'll visit ancient monasteries, prayer flags, and chortens, immersing yourself in the spiritual atmosphere of the region.

After exploring the Manaslu region, the trek continues into the secluded Tsum Valley. Tsum Valley is known for its tranquility, pristine landscapes, and ancient monasteries. The valley is believed to be a hidden gem with sacred Tibetan Buddhist heritage and is often referred to as the "Hidden Valley of Happiness." You'll have the opportunity to visit monasteries such as Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa, where you can witness the daily rituals and teachings of the resident monks.

The natural beauty of the Manaslu and Tsum Valley regions is equally breathtaking. The trek offers diverse landscapes, including deep river gorges, terraced fields, alpine forests, and high mountain passes. You'll cross the challenging Larkya La Pass (5,160 meters), which rewards you with panoramic views of the surrounding peaks, including Manaslu and Annapurna ranges.

Accommodation during the trek is primarily in teahouses or guesthouses along the trail, providing basic but comfortable facilities. You'll enjoy warm meals and the opportunity to interact with fellow trekkers from around the world.

The duration of the Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek is typically around 18 to 20 days, depending on the chosen itinerary and the pace of the trek. The trek is considered moderate to challenging and requires a good level of fitness and prior trekking experience, as you'll be walking for several hours each day and ascending to high altitudes.

It's important to note that a special trekking permit and a licensed guide are required to trek in the Manaslu and Tsum Valley regions, as they are restricted areas. This ensures the preservation of the environment and the safety of trekkers.

By embarking on the Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek, you'll embark on a remarkable journey of cultural exploration and natural beauty. This off-the-beaten-path trek allows you to immerse yourself in the hidden treasures of the Manaslu and Tsum Valley regions, providing a unique and unforgettable Himalayan adventure.

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1:

Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (8,00m) Duration: 7-8 hours

The adventure begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola, a journey that unveils the diverse landscapes of Nepal. Passing through Arughat, you traverse approximately 160km (99.4 miles) over 6-8 hours, immersing yourself in the picturesque surroundings. Upon arrival at Soti Khola, settle into the comforts of the Hotel, offering rooms with attached bathrooms. The day concludes with a hearty meal, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Day 2:

Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (8,69m) Duration: 5-6 hours

Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola, covering a distance of 9.7km (6 miles) over 6-7 hours. The trail takes you through enchanting landscapes, crossing rivers and charming villages. The journey concludes at Hotel Everest View, where you'll spend the night. Relish in the included meals of breakfast, lunch, and dinner, recounting the day's experiences.

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Day 3:

Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1,340m) Duration: 6-7 hours

The trek continues with a 22km (13.7 miles) journey from Machha Khola to Jagat, a scenic route that unfolds the beauty of the Buddhi Gandaki Valley. Trekking for 6-7 hours, you pass through Kholabesi and Tatopani, experiencing the natural hot springs. Find accommodation at a local lodge and enjoy the provided meals.

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Day 4:

Trek from Jagat to Lokpa (2,390m) Duration: 5-6 hours

Traverse a distance of 17.5km (10.8 miles) over 6-7 hours, ascending to Lokpa at 2,040m (4,493ft). This marks the entry into the restricted Tsum Valley region. The trail offers panoramic views of Himalchuli and Boudha Himal, creating a captivating backdrop for your overnight stay. Meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, are included.

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Day 5:

Trek from Lokpa to Chumling (called Lower Tsum) (2,390m) Duration: 5-6 hours

Embark on a 6.3km (3.9 miles) trek lasting 4-5 hours, leading you from Lokpa to the picturesque village of Chumling. The journey offers a mix of wild landscapes and cultural encounters, providing a unique experience. Settle into your accommodation and enjoy the provided meals.

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Day 6:

Trek from Chumling to Chokhangparo - Upper Tsum Valley (3,010m) Duration: 5-6 hours

Continue the adventure with an 8.4km (5.2 miles) trek lasting 5-6 hours from Chumling to Chhokangparo. As you ascend, the landscape transforms, offering glimpses of the inner Himalayas. The day concludes with an overnight stay in Chhokangparo, complemented by meals.

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Day 7 :

Trek from Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m) Duration: 6-7 hours

Journey 9.7km (6 miles) in 4-5 hours, traversing from Chhokangparo to Nile. Enroute, explore the Milarepa Piren Phu Cave, a sacred site adorned with Buddhist murals and scripts. Your day concludes with an overnight stay in Nile, accompanied by the provided meals.

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Day 8:

Trek from Nile to mU Gompa (3,700m). Duration: 3-4 hours

Embark on a 7.9km (4.9 miles) trek lasting 3-4 hours, ascending to Mu Gompa at 3,700m (11,026 ft). Explore the monastery and soak in the spiritual ambiance of the surroundings. Enjoy an overnight stay at Mu Gompa, accompanied by meals.

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Day 9:

Trek Mu Gompa to Chhokangparo (3010m) Duration: 5-6 hours

Descend from Mu Gompa to Chhokangparo, a 6-hour trek allowing you to retrace your steps and revisit the charming village. Settle into your accommodation and relish the provided meals.

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Day 10:

Trek from Chhokangparo to Chumling (2,386m) Duration: 6-7 hours

Continue the descent with a 6-7 hour trek from Chhokangparo to Chumling. Passing through Gho and Rainjam Village, immerse yourself in the natural beauty and cultural richness of the region. The day concludes with an overnight stay and meals in Chumling.

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Day 11:

Trek From Chumling To Deng (1860 m)

Embark on a 6-7 hour trek from Chumling to Deng, descending along the Shair Khola. Pass through Lokpa Village and bamboo forests, marveling at the changing landscapes. Your overnight stay in Deng is complemented by meals.

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Day 12:

Trek from Deng to Namrung (2,660m) Duration: 5-6 hours

Continue the trek from Deng to Namrung, a 6-7 hour journey that takes you through bamboo and rhododendron forests. Cross rivers and ascend to Namrung Village, your gateway to the Nupri region. Settle into your accommodation and enjoy the provided meals.

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Day 13:

Trek from Namrung to Samagaun (3,520m) Duration: 4-5 hours

Embark on a 17.7km (11 miles) trek lasting 8-9 hours, passing through Mani walls and Buddhist Gompas. Enjoy panoramic views of the Manaslu range as you make your way to Sama Gaon. Your overnight stay at Hotel Manaslu includes meals and a room with an attached bathroom.

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Day 14:

Acclimatization day at Samagaun

Take a well-deserved rest day in Sama Gaon, exploring the village or opting for optional excursions to Birendra Lake or Pungyen Gompa. Enjoy the comforts of Hotel Manaslu, with meals provided throughout the day.

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Day 15:

Trek from Sama Gaon to Larkya La Phedi (Dharmasala) (4,500m) Duration: 4-5 hours

Embark on an 18.5km (11.4 miles) trek lasting 5-6 hours, taking you to Larkya La Phedi (Dharmasala) at 4,460m (14,632ft). Settle into a dormitory or tent for the night, relishing in the provided meals.

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Day 16:

Trek From Dharamsala To Bhimtang(3,720 m) by Crossing Larkya La pass

The highlight of the trek awaits as you cross the formidable Larkya La Pass at 5,160m (16,929ft). Trek 24.7km (15.3 miles) over 7-8 hours, descending to Bhimtang at 3,720m (12,205ft). Enjoy the breathtaking views and settle into Punkar Guest House for the night, with meals provided.

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Day 17:

Trek from Bhimthang to Gho (2,500m) Duration: 5-6 hours

Trek 10km (6.2 miles) over 4-5 hours from Bhimtang to Gho, offering stunning views of the Marsyangdi Valley. Find accommodation in a local lodge and enjoy the provided meals.

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Day 18:

Trek from Gho to Tal (1,700m) Duration: 6-7 hours

Cover a distance of 13km (8 miles) over 4-5 hours from Gho to Tal, descending through fields and forests. Find comfort in a local lodge for your overnight stay, complemented by meals.

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Day 19:

Drive from Tal to Besisahar then Kathmandu

Embark on a 9-10 hour drive from Tal to Besisahar and then back to Kathmandu. Reflect on the incredible journey as you traverse the diverse landscapes of Nepal. Included are all standard meals, comprising breakfast and lunch, providing a fitting conclusion to this awe-inspiring trek.

Costing Details
What is Included in Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek Cost ?
  •  Accommodations in Teahouse/lodge and three meals a day during the trek
  •  Experience trekking guide
  •  First Aid Kit
  • All the necessary paperwork and Manaslu entry permits
  • All government taxes 
  • Farewell dinner
  • Trekking porter/ Sherpa to carry your bags during the trek, one porter shares between 2 trekkers.
What is Excluded in Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek Cost ?
  •  Accommodations in Teahouse/lodge and three meals a day during the trek
  •  Experience trekking guide
  •  First Aid Kit
  • All the necessary paperwork and Manaslu entry permits
  • All government taxes 
  • Farewell dinner.
  • Trekking porter/ Sherpa to carry your bags during the trek, one porter shares between 2 trekkers.
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