Manaslu Tsum valley trekking is one of the best treks in Himalaya of Nepal. The three weeks trek Leads deep in the Himalaya on a trail that circumnavigates Manaslu (8163m), The 8th highest mountain in the world. The trek join together Manaslu Circuit and Annapurna but many trekkers prefer to do Tsum valley trekking because of its scenic beauty, different ethnic group and their life style, Monastery and Nunnery and quietness of the trek. This route was almost destroyed by massive earthquake at 25 April 2015 but they already constructed and ready to provide the hospitality service. Manaslu Tsum valley trekking is the very quiet, who don’t want crowd and traffic. If you trek in Manaslu Tsum valley region it will be great support for local to sustain their lifestyle.
We start this trekking northwest of Kathmandu about 115km drive to Sotikhola via Dhading Besi, the district station of Dhading. From the Soti khola we walk along the Budhi Gandaki River, Deep forest, Gurung ethnic village and crossing some suspension bridge. When we reach at Philim we walk toward the Tsum valley. We spend about a week in Tsum valley area with exploring some Monastery, Nunnery, Nepali Tibetan village and their lifestyle. After explore in Tsum valley we come back to yekle Bhatti and walk toward Larkya –La pass via Samagaun. The main attraction of this trek is some Monastery, Nunnery, Malerep’s cave, Larkya-La pass and the scenic beauty of the Himalaya include Mt. Manaslu. After crossing the Larkya La pass we descend to Chamje village via Bhimthang and drive back to Kathmandu.
Trekking is possible throughout the year, but spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to December) provide the best weather. During the spring, there is a bit more color and the rhododendrons are blooming, and in the autumn months, the skies are generally clearer. The Tsum valley Trek requires fitness and acclimatization to avoid acute mountain sickness. Shikhar Adventure arranges the trek with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information.
A representative from Shikhar Adventure will welcome you our hotel. We will prepare you with information and gear for your trek. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, we’ll brief you on our upcoming adventure and then go on a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu, including several UNESCO World Heritage sites. You can spend the rest of the day freely or prepare for your upcoming trek. Overnight at hotel.
We set off early today for Soti Khola. During the drive, we enjoy views of the countryside, catching glimpses of the typical village lifestyle, enjoying mountain views in the background. We drive on a paved road from Kathmandu to Dhading Besi, the district headquarter of Dhading (1050m),and drive on a rough road from Dhading Besi to Soti Khola. Overnight in guest house.
After crossing bridge soon after leaving the village, we trek through beautiful forests, and climb onto a ridge above rapids of the Budhi Gandaki. We reach Khursane, where the beaten trail ascends and descends past two waterfalls as we hug the side of a cliff. We eventually head down past terraced fieldsto the Gurung village of Labubesi. We climb further behind a rocky outcropping, to an open valley. Dropping to the sandy river bed, we walk on the stones before climbing over another ridge. We head down to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach Machhakhola village. Overnight in guest house.
After breakfast, we walk on a narrow and tough trail through Khorlabesi and Tatopani, with its natural hot spring bath. From there, we cross a suspension bridge and walk over a ridge to Dovan. Overnight in guest house.
We walk through various Gurung ethnic villages and cherishing the views of Sringii Himal as we approach Philim. Overnight in guest house.
Walk past Philim to the north across a forest with the views of the narrowing valley. After Ekle Bhatti cross the gorge, and enter the pine tree forests. Descend down to trail going to the Tsum Valley. Climb through pine and rhododendron forests. Enjoy the views of Himalchuli mountains. Pass Lokpa, climbing further north through pines and rhododendrons. Climb down to Ghumlong, and climbing up to Ripchet. Crossing the Shiar Khola, finally arrive at Chumling. In the evening we Visit Chumling gompa. Overnight at Guesthouse.
Today we Cross the suspension bridge onto the opposite bank. Enjoy the great views of Ganesh Himal. Walk past Rainjham to Serpu Khola. then we enter the hidden valley of Tsum. Another steep climb takes us to the village of Chhokang paro. Overnight at Guesthouse.
While climbing above Chokhangparo, we have to be careful of altitude sickness. Walk past Lamagaon to the Rachen Gompa. Climb up to the Milarepa’s Cave. Then we cross the Shiar Khola. Continue walking through the villages of Phurbe and Pangdun. After crossing the village of Chhule, climb upstream and cross the bridge to finally arrive at Nile. Overnight at Guesthouse.
We are now almost close to the Tibetan border. Walk to the west bank of the valley through the Tibetan landscapes. Climb up to the Mu Gompa. From Mu Gompa, We are quite close to Tibet and get a good view of the Tibetan peaks as well as the Ganesh Himal range. After having the lunch we will explore the area. Overnight at Guesthouse.
We take rest at Mu-Gompa both for acclimatization and sightseeing. Discover the highland around Mu-Gompa. If the weather is clear, you can also enjoy the magnificent views of Ngula Dhojyang pass as well the glaciers of the Yamdro Valley. Overnight at Guesthouse.
From Mu-Gompa, we descend down to Rachen Gumba. Established in 1905 AD, the Rachen Gumba is a nunnery in the Shiar Khola Valley. The nunnery is one of largest in the region is of great importance. The interior of the Gumba is splendidly painted with Buddhist mural paintings. Overnight at Guesthouse.
We begin our trail after a tasty breakfast. Upon reaching a fork in the road, we finish the Tsum valley here and walk toward the Manaslu circuit.We trek down to Yekle bhatti and continue trek further on to our destination. Soon, we arrive at Deng. Overnight in guest house.
After Deng, we cross the Budhi Gandaki and climb to Rana. We climb a bit more to join a trail from Bhi, then head west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. The trail passes throughverdant forests.We take the route that goes through Prok village, whichhas a perfect viewpoint for Siringi Himal. The trail follows the river upstream through a more forests, which becomes less dense as we climb. The pleasant walk continues and after one last steep climb we reach Namrung. Overnight in guest house.
Namrung has a nice viewpoint of Siring, Ganesh Himal, and Hiunchuli. We climb steadily, passing through forests to reach Lihi. Here, the trail drops and crosses the valley of Simang Himal with Ganesh Himal nearby. We enjoy incredible views of Manaslu from Lho, a pleasant village with a Gompa. In Shyala, we are surrounded by high mountains with Manaslu and large glaciers straight ahead. Today’s journey ends in Samagaun. Overnight in guest house.
After breakfast, we begin our day. We cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and begin walking upward. After crossing two streams and seeing the expansive Larkya Glacier, we walk around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up to Dharamsala, also known as Larke Phedi. Overnight in guest house.
After a short climb, we reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glacier, where we can enjoy great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across moraines of the glacier, and gradually ascendthe pass. There are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the massive Annapurna II. It is a long and strenuous day, but being constantly exposed to the amazing scenery makes the hike well worth it.Overnight in guest house.
From a ridge at Bhimthang, we enjoy great views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal. We descend and cross a high pasture (Sangure Kharka) followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola. Walk through rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until reaching the valley at Karche(2785m). We pass agricultural fields before making a steep climb over a ridge. We go down and a short distance beyond is the village of Goa. Overnight in guest house.
After leaving Goa, the last views of Manaslu, Nadi Chuli and Himal Chuli are cherished. Annapurna II and its surrounding peaks will continue to be visible to the south. Trek back to Thonje and Dharapani, on the Annapurna Circuit trail. Follow the road down to Karte (1850m) and cross the suspension bridge and head back to Tal. Continue down to Chamje. Overnigh tin guest house.
A 7-8 hour scenic drive takes us back to Kathmandu. We’ll drop you off at your hotel, and you can spend the rest of your day freely. Celebratory dinner in the evening with the crew. Overnight in hotel.
Transfer to Tribhuvan Airport. Thank you for choosing Shikhar Adventure as your trekking guide! We look forward to your next adventure with us.
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