Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking
 
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Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking offers great thrills and adventure travelling around Himalaya, with breathtaking views and traditional hill villages in the land of Gurung, Bhotia’s of Manaslu, Manange people who are renowned for their old tradition and culture similar to Tibetans being close to the Tibet border.

Trekking around Manaslu and Tsum Valley offers super vista of world's 08th highest Mt. Manaslu at 8,163 m-26,781 ft, 10th highest Annapurna I (8,091 m-26,545 ft) Annapurna South (7,219 m-23,684 ft), Gangapurna (7,455 m-24,459 ft) and Annapurna III (7,555 m-24,787 ft), including to Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fish-tail) at 6,997 m-22,956 ft stretching up towards east Ganesh Himal 7,405 m-24,295 ft. All with an extending with array of smaller peaks across the horizon with a stunning sunrise, as this journey leads to remote interesting villages of Lho gaon, Sama, Samdu together with Tsum Valley which is not far from Tibet frontier.
The Manaslu Tsum valley Trekking starts with an interesting drive towards the Gorkha district at Arughat villages. From here follow the Budi Gandaki river upstream all the way to its source near Larkya Phedi.  Pass through interesting and impressive traditional and typical hill villages of Philm, Jagat, Lho gaon, Sama gaon, Samdu and into an enchanting forested area of rhododendron, oaks, magnolia, pines and fir trees, with great views of Lamjung, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu peaks.
After a great moderate to hard uphill trek spend an acclimatization rest day, and visit Manaslu Base Camp which is a Marvel at the surrounding beautiful scenery.  We will be heading toward Tsum Valley which is newly opened trekking trail through the striking valleys lies under the majestic of Ganesh and Sringi Himal. There is approx. 4000 people inhabitant in the Tsum Valley with the aboriginal tribal group known as “Tsumbas”. Exactly “Tsum” means vibrant. The local people in Tsum valley are mostly from Tibetan origin and speak distinctive language. The routes are spotted with creative chortens and lined with Mani walls made of thousands of stone portions carved with drawings of deities and decorated with prayers. There are many Buddhist monastery and monks into the area together with Chortens monuments which are distinct features in Tsum Valley.

After exploring Tsum Valley we will continue our trek and heading to cross the high pass Larkya-la at 5,300 m-17,388 ft, the highest point and highlight of this adventure, and back into enchanting alpine wooded area. Reach Dharapani where the route to Annapurna circuit and Manang meets.
Journey continues with descending through the marshyangdi valley to a warm paddy field area to sangye via Chamje from where your Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking with Trexmount Ventures comes to end and we will drive through the rough road to beshisahar and drive back to Kathmandu.


ITINERARY
Day 1
1 Hours

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will conduct a pre departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meetings will covers trip related information & the collecting your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance copy).

Day 02:   Kathmandu: Free day for Trek preparation
Breakfast, free day for trek preparation. You can do your own activities OR, you can book sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting fascinating world heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as Hindus holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Squire ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum,  monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note:  this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive by Jeep to Soti Khola (730 m-2,395 ft) via Arughat (600 m-1968 ft) – 08 hrs journeys.
Breakfast and Drive from hotel through prithivi highway and follow Trisuli River till Malekhu,  from here drive north towards Dhading Besi, a mid hill town, from here on the dirt road reach at Arughat bazaar, a large village with many shops and stores, a warm and low area with sub tropical temperatures.

We will drive further from Arughat through the rough road with following Buri Gandaki River upstream through many scattered farm fields, villages and river valley to reach
Soti Khola for first overnight stop of this trip. Soti Khola is a small village with simple accommodation.

Day 04: Trek to Machha khola (930 m-3,051 ft) – 05 hrs.
We will start hiking after the breakfast, this remarkable adventure follows a downhill slope reaching river bank with small huts and tea shops. We will continue our journey on stone steps to cross Nauli Khola (stream) with views of waterfalls nearby and then reach Khanigaon village. From here on the gradual trail cross another bridge to reach overnight halt in a small farm village at Machha Khola, a place with ‘fishing stream’.

Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1,410 m-46,25 ft) – 06 hrs.
On leaving warmer heading towards cooler area, morning walk starts following Budi Gandaki River valley, passing several smaller villages and to Khorla Beshi, and then continues on the winding path to reach at Tatopani village, which means ‘hot water spring’. The hot spring is situated at short walking distance close to this village by the river bank, in the middle of forest area. After a nice break we will pass villages of Dovan, Yaruphants, and then cross a bridge with short climb to reach overnight stop in a moderate size and populated Jagat village with nice traditional Nepali mid hill houses with many shops and nice lodge.

Day 06:  Chisopani (1,660 m-5,446 ft): Approx- 4 hrs.
We go through the Permit check point & climb to the village Salleri from where we descend to Sirdibas. We start climbing to Ghatta Khola. Continue upstream to a long simple hanging bridge and get to a large Gurung village Philim which is well known for Japanese made school and police station. We walk through the small forest with the views of the narrowing valley and reach Chisopani. 

Day 07: Chumling (2,398 m-7,867 ft): Approx- 6 hrs.
We walk to the Ekle Bhatti cross the gorge and waterfall before we get into beautiful pine tree forests and descend down to the trail that separate the trail of Manaslu trail & Tsum Valley. It is an beautiful walking day through the pine and rhododendron forests including the awesome view of  Himalchuli and Boudha Himal from Lokpa. It is nice small beautiful village. We descend to Lungwa khola and climb two hours to reach Gumlung. We will cross the Siyar Khola before reaching Chumling and Visit Chumling gompa, and village. 

Day 08: Chokhangparo (3,020 m-9,908 ft): Approx- 4 hours.
This is beautiful hiking day you can enjoy the view of great Himalayan range of Ganesh Himal & Himalchuli. Hike through the Rainjam to Serpu Khola and cross a bridge before arriving at the Gho Village.  From here ascend approx. 2 hours to the village of Chhokangparo. 

Day 09:  Mu Gompa (3,715 m-12,188 ft): Approx- 7 hrs.
Start Climbing & get to the Lamagaon crossing the bridge to reach Rachen Gompa & have a short look around. Hike to Shiar Khola and trek continues to Lar & passes through the micro hydro power station as well. Continue walking to Chhule which has an old historic Stupa of Buddha, then a gentle climb to Nile.  A short climb will bring you to Mu Gompa. 

Day 10: Lar village after visiting the Monastery.
Mu Gompa lies at the highest point of the village and at remote part of the Tsum Valley. There is a largest Buddhist Monastery in the village. We will start late morning to continue our trek to Lar village for 3 to 4 hours walk.

Day 11:  Burgi Village (3,260m-10,696ft) via Milarepa cave: Approx. 5 hours now, we start hiking back to Chhule and Phurbe, on the east bank of the Shiar Khola. Climb up to the Milarepa’s Cave and see the great view of Poshyop Glacier, Kipu Himal and Churke himal. After this all we will walk back to the tiny beautiful village Burgi. 

Day 12: Trek to Ghap (2,160 m-7,086 ft) – 07 hrs.
We will make gentle descent by the river side. Cross the torrential river reaching at Bihi Bazaar, a small farm village with small shops and tea stall huts. A few hours’ walk from here brings us to an overnight stop at Ghap village with afternoon free to explore this small nice village.

Day 13: Trek to Lho (3,180 m-10,433 ft) – 06 hrs 
the cool air gets fresher in this high valley between high ridges of snow capped peaks and Manaslu mountains. Walk continues with beautiful scenery of surrounding landscapes and views of mountains as this journey heads into upper Manaslu area. We will again following Budhi Gandaki River passing few spread out smaller farm villages and terraces of millet, wheat and barley. These grains are the only few crops that survive in this high terrain. After a few stops in between walk towards Numrung village with super close view of stunning Mt. Manaslu North Face standing at 8,163 meters high, which is the 8th world highest mountain. 
After passing few villages Banjham, Lhi and Sho villages en-route, We have couple of hours of this scenic walk ending the day at Lho gaon for overnight stop, this village is also called Lho Bazaar.

Day 14: Trek to Samagaon (3,530 m-11,581 ft) – 06 hrs. 
From Lhogaon enjoying views of Mt. Manaslu. From here walk with constant beautiful scenery, slowly and steadily entering Upper Manaslu area with high hills and mountains on either side of the valley to reach the largest and major village of Upper Manaslu at Samagaon. As the walk progress the gorge area opens up into a wide scenic valley with a winding trail as the country expands further with wonderful views of landscapes and of mountains. Walk through several cattle herders’ huts and shelters used for summer grazing of yaks and other domesticated animals. End the good of the day at Samagaon as the altitude reaches higher from here onwards till Larkya-la top. Notice the dramatic change in landscapes and vegetation, as the tree lines drops for few alpine bush.

At Samagaon, walk around this nice village to experience the Tibetan way of life, culture and religions and peoples as well.

Day 15: Rest day in Samagaon for acclimatization and Hike to Manaslu Base camp.
An acclimatization, We will start hiking to Manaslu base camp,
and explore this unique placed with stunning experience. We will come back to Samagoan. There are many shops that have many Chinese products brought from across the border in Tibet.

Day 16: Trek to Samdo (3,860 m-12,664 ft) – 05 hrs 
After a nice rest at Samagaon, morning walk begins with a slight and gradual climb towards a more wide valley with sparse vegetation, where the country changes which is a small extension of Tibetan plateau. Walk past an old monastery with few existing willow and poplars trees. Passa few shelters for cattle herders and then pass over Manaslu glacier with views of Birendra Lake in the near distance from the trail which is also known as Samagaon Pokhari (pond) as the walk leads towards Samdo village which is on route to Tibet border. After a nice good trek for five hours end this nice day at Samdo, which is the last village before Dharapani village on the other side of the pass.

Day 17: Trek to Dharamsala / Larkya phedi (4,460 m-14,632 ft) – 04 hrs. 
From Samdogaon our route leads west towards Larkya-la at Dharmasala the base / phedi. Today walking is for a short distance for 3-4 hours to reach at lunch and overnight place in Dharmasala.

First cross an icy stream flowing from Gya La, which is at Tibet border. Walk on the high trail towards north on a route to the Tibetan frontier for some time with grand views. As the walk continues over rocks and stones path reach at Dharmasala also by its earlier name Larkya Bazaar, where a big trade between Nepal and Tibet used to take place, before Chinese took over Tibet. The afternoon offers plenty of time for rest and preparation for the big day next early morning crossing the highest point of this adventure  Larkya-la at 5,200 m-17,060 ft.

Day 18: Cross Larkya la (5,200 m-17,060 ft) and to Bimthang (3,720 m-12,205 ft) – 08 hrs of climb and descend. 
This is going to be Big day and main highlight of the trek as we begin very early in the morning wth ascending steep trail where you will be surrounded with fantastic scenery of high snow peaks,  pass frozen ponds.  Then with the last big haul climb to the top ridge at Larkya La Pass festooned with prayer symbols of rocks and prayer flags, offering stunning view with panorama range of peaks and rolling high hills. From here a make long descent, getting back to the tree lines of firs, oaks, pines and rhododendron. After a nice scenic break, Walk continues on a gradual path for another few hours to reach Bhimthang for overnight halt. After the longest day trek of Eight hours, Bhimthang offers a nice place in greenery fields with wide meadow surrounded with coniferous forest.

Day 19: Trek to Dharapani (1,860 m-6,102 ft) – 08 hrs.
From this nice and wonderful stop at Bhimthang, walk to Gho and beyond to Dharapani village, a nice peaceful trek in the middle of enchanting woodland.  After a good walk for 4-5 hours reach a small place at Gho settlement in the middle of forest area. 

We will continue downhill path all the way to Tilje village and Dharapani by the raging Marsyangdi River, just below Dharapani village. Here we will meet the junction trail route to Manang and Annapurna circuit trek.

Day 20: Trek to Chamje (1, 430 m-4,691 ft) – 05 hrs.
We will be descending and following Marsyangdi river downstream, which is fed from the glaciers of Gangapurna, Annapurna II and Tilicho peaks. This nice walk leads for few hours with short ups and more down and to re-cross on bridges few times to reach Chamje after Tabesi villages for overnight.

Day 21: Drive to Kathmandu through Beshisahar (830 m-2,723 ft) – 08 hrs. 
Completing the fabulous trek at syange, We hire a local Jeep to reach Besishahar where our Vehicle will be waiting and Transfer in another vehicle on the good road back to city life in Kathmandu. Fare well Dinner in the Evening.

Day 22: Departure.
Breakfast, Transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for departing from Nepal.



WHAT'S INCLUDED

    Transport: 
    –        Airport Pick up and drop transfer.
    –        Private Ground transportation as per itinerary
    Accommodations:
     –       3 Star Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
    –        Private room during the trekking (Tea House section).
    Food: 
    –       21 Breakfast,19 Lunch and 19 Dinner.

    Permit:
    –        National Park entry permits.
    –        TIMS Permit.
    –        Special Manaslu Permits
    Staffs: 
    –        An experience guide and required number of porters (one porter in between two pax), their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, and equipments.
    Equipments:
    –        Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket and walking stick, if necessary.
    –        Trek bag
    Taxes:
    All Taxes are included

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

    –        Meals as Mention in the inclusive list. 
    –        Gratitudes to staff or any donations.
    –        Nepal Visa
    –        International Flight
    –        Your travel insurance, Medical and emergency evacuation.
    –        All types of drinks (such as Hot & cold, Mineral water and alcoholic drinks) during the trek.
    –        All personal expenses which are not mention into the price inclusion.

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CANCELLATION

    Free cancellation up to 50 days prior departure, 50% of deposit will be refunds 30 days prior to departure after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

REFUND

    We are happy to refund and transfer your deposit amount of advance payment after your tour cancellation under the goodwill of our Cancellation policy. However we won't take responsible for Bank Transfer fee, if it has applied.  

     

    We are happy to refund and transfer your deposit amount of advance payment after your tour cancellation under the goodwill of our Cancellation policy. However we won't take responsible for Bank Transfer fee, if it has applied.  

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