Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek - Emerging Nepal

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

Included in the recently opened trek in Nepal, Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is the most popular trek in Western Nepal. The hidden Tsum Valley welcomed foreign visit only since 2008.  Manaslu with Tsum Valley Trek continues for 23days in Emerging Nepal during which you will traverse the rarely visited remote lands of Manaslu region including the shangrila land of Tsum Valley. Manaslu Tsum Valley is safeguarded by Annapurna Conversation Area in the west and Tibetan Plateau in the north and east. You are invited to unravel the mysteries that the land of eighth tallest mountain in the world-Manaslu Mountain possesses.
Lhosar, Dhachyang, Saka Dawa and Fanning are the major festivals celebrated in Manaslu region. There must be some kind of celebrations going on while you visit.

Be the one among few hundred visitors a year who are blessed with the opulence of natural and cultural wonders of Manaslu region. Get the close up views of Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Bouddha Ranges and travel through ancient trade routes.
Emerging Nepal is the leading travel and trekking company from Nepal. We have been regularly operating trekking in Manaslu region. Manaslu Trekking and Tsum Valley trek are other similar trekking packages.
We will take 8hrs of scenic drive to Arughat Bazaar. Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek begins from Arughat. We will walk through the land of Lapu Besi and reach the natural hotspring of Tato Pani. We will enter Tsum Valley through Chumling. We will visit Samagaon which is the largest settlement in entire region. We will cross Larkya La which is the highest pass of Manaslu region. We will drive back to Katyhmandu from Besi Sahar.

Itinerary Outline of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Day01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day02: Trip briefing and introduction with members
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
Day23: Departure
Costs included in the price:
1. Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus
2. Accommodation in Kathmandu as mentioned in the itinerary. 
3. Guided city tours (if applicable by private car / van / bus)- depending on the number of tourists.
4. All your standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
5. Local licensed English and other language speaking guides. (We have guides for different language including Russian, etc.)
6. Local staffs and porters to carry your luggage during the trek
7. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staffs
8. Domestic Airfare
9. Inclusive of government tax.
10. Official expenses
11. Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) 
12. Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry fee.

Costs excluded in the price:
1. All meals (lunch and dinner) in City or the Capital.
2. Your travel insurance (compulsory)
3. International airfares and airport departure tax
4. Visa fees
5. Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, laundry
6. Personal trekking equipments
7. Tips for trekking staffs and driver. (Note: Tipping is expected)
8. Certain sightseeing/monument entrance fees
9. Any others expenses which are not mentioned in above section.

Day01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m)
Once you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will find the representative from Emerging Nepal waiting for you at Tribhuvan International Airport. After completing your visa formalities, you will meet our staff who will pick you up from airport and take you to the luxury hotel where you will get refreshed and stay overnight.

Day02: Trip briefing and introduction with members 
You will be explained about your tour package and the activities that you will perform by engaging in Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek. It is also the day for formally meeting with your crew members and build a familiar environment for easy and fun filled trekking.   

Day03: Drive to Arughat
Leaving Kathmandu early in the morning, we will take the pleasant ride to Dhading Besi which is the district head quarter of Dhading. We will take meal at Dhadingbesi and then leave the main trail. Driving continues for about 3hrs through the gravel road to Arughat Bazaar.

Day04: Trek to Lapu Besi
Trekking continues along the left bank of Budhi Gandaki River. We will pass through few Gurung and Magar Villages and cross the dense oak forest to reach Soti Khola from where we will continue our journey to Lapu Besi.

Day05: Trek to Tato Pani
We will walk along the rock bed of Machha Khola and take the escalating path through forest to Khorlabesi which is a large Gurung Village. We will climb the forested ridge and reach the natural hotspring of Tatopani.

Day06: Trek to Philim
We will climb the ridge and cross the suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki from where we will pursue the stone paved path to Dovan. We will pass through small Shyaule Bhatti village and cross Yaru Khola to reach Jagat from where we will pass through small Salleri and Sirdibas settlements to Philim.

Day07: Trek to Chumling(Tsum Valley)
Trekking continues through the hill to reach Ganesh Himal Base Camp. We will enjoy the mountain views from the base campo and head to Lokpa village. We will pass through the small settlement of Lokpa and reach Gumlung village from where the journey continues through stone path to Chumling. Chumling is located at the southern face of Shringi Himal.   

Day08: Trek to Chhokangparo(Upper Tsum)
We will cross Serpu Khola and take uphill climb to Gho village. We will proceed through the meadow to Chhokangparo which offers the view of Ganesh Himal Range to the south and Buddha and Himal Chuli Peaks to the southwest. Chhokangparo constitutes of Chhokang and Paro villages where Tibetan Buddhism is the chief religion.

Day09: Trek to Mu Gompa
We will proceed to Nile village which is the last northern village in Upper Tsum Valley. The scenic Nile Village exists at the western edge of Shiar Khola. From Nile, we will reach Mu Gompa which is the Tibetan monastery that is believed to be founded in 1895 AD. Mu Gompa is the largest monastery in the Tsum region. Mu Gompa is also the highest and farthest point of Tsum Valley.

Day10: Trek to Rachen Gompa Back to Chhokangparo:
We will take the lowering trail to Chhule from where we can amuse ourselves with sight of scenic Punchen Himal. We will walk further to Rachen Gompa where we can observe the rich wall paintings of the monastery. We will return back to Chhokangparo.  

Day11: Trek to Lokpa
Leaving Chhokangparo, we will take the difficult and tiring trek of about 5 to 7 hours to reach Lokpa that is located at 2240m altitude. Enroute, we will pass through small Nile and Dumje villages.

Day12: Trek to Bhi Phedi
We will begin our trek early in the morning. 5-6hours of moderately difficult trek through forest and river will take us to Bhi Phedi which is a pretty settlement located at the base of hill.

Day13: Trek to Lhi
We will proceed through the narrow alley in between Tibetan designed white washed houses and head to the crop fields located in Barchham and Lihi Villages. The trail leads us to Sho Village from where we can get the panoramic views of Manaslu, Hiunchuli, Saula and other Tibetan Mountains. We will cross the river and reach Lhi Village. 

Day14: Trek to Sama Gaon
We will follow the ascending trail through rhododendron forest to Shyala Village which offers spectacular views of Hiunchuli, Ganesh and Manaslu Mountains. We will walk past chorten to Samagaon. 

Day15: Rest Day at Sama Gaon
It would be wise to take rest from our tiring Manaslu Circuit Trek in Samagaon. Samagaon is a pretty village which possesses grand Sama Gompa. We can either visit Sama Gompa or we can take a short hike to Birendra Tal. We can also travel to the nearby glacier valley.

Day16: Trek to Samdo
Trekking begins through the pasture land that is full of lush green vegetation. Leaving the valley, we will climb the ridge. The top of ridge offers the panoramic view of Manaslu Mountain. We will lower down to Samdo village that is located near to Tibetan border.

Day17: Trek to Dharmasala
Crossing the wooden bridge that is positioned above the raging Budhi Gandaki River, we will chase the scenic trail that offers view of Larkya Glacier. We will walk along Salka River and reach the stone house which is built as a rest house and it is named as Dharmasala. 

Day18: Trek to Bimtang via Larkey La Pass
After brief ascend, we will follow the Larkya Glacier where we will get to see the views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. We will walk through moraines to thef Larkya La. The summit offers scenic views of Cheo, Kangguru and Annapurna II mountains. We will descend to Bimthang.     

Day19: Trek to Dharapani
Leaving Bimthang, we will proceed through the stone steps that lead us to the Mani wall. We will enter Thonje Village and take the descending trail to Dharapani where we will stay overnight.

Day20: Trek to Jagat
From Dharapani, we will cross the river and walk through few small villages to Jagat.

Day21: Drive to Besi Sahar
We will continue our journey through Chamje to Besi Sahar where we will stay overnight in a hotel.

Day22: Back to Kathmandu
It takes 8hrs of drive to arrive at a hotel in Kathmandu.  

Day23: Departure
It is the day of departure. After assisting in your last moment preparation, you will be taken to Tribhuvan International Airport. We hope we will see you soon. Goodbye!!

Trip Facts

Duration: 23 Days
Accomodation: Hotel, Lodge
Altitude Height: 5,000m.
Seasons: February-June, September-December
Level: Moderate
Trip Departure: Kathmandu
No. of Pax: 1-30 people
Activities: Trekking
Mode of Travel: Car, Bus

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