Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

  • Trip duration 16 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • All Inclusive Price USD (Per Person)

The Manaslu region trek starts from Arughat Bazaar and ends in Besisahar, the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. The trek Lead us an ancient salt–trading route along the steep sided Budhi Gandaki River. From Deng, the slopes of ravines ease and views of snow peaks start appearing from Ligaon. Further from Lhogaon, an impressive view of Manaslu, with its double peak, appears described as "a soaring monarch with a double-edged summit towering above fields of barley.

This trail follows the pine-forested Syala village, which has the backdrop of many horseshoe-shaped peaks, and reaches the village of Samagaon at the foot of Manaslu. There is a Buddhist monastery at Samagaon, where monks and nuns reside. After half a day’s trek from Samagaon, the village of Samdo is reached. Samdo is the highest village in the Budhi Gandaki valley and is inhabited by Bhotias. This village commands a view of the valley and Pang Phuchi village with a backdrop of the Tibetan border. Further trekking leads along a major secondary valley to the Larkha La. Along this route, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal and Kang Guru are seen, along with occasional views of the Annapurna massif. From here, the meadowland of Bimtang (Bimdakhoti) is reached, from where Manaslu is clearly visible.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer Hotel (1,350m/4,428ft)
  • Day 02: Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (608 M/1,994ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),or Jeep to SotiKhola (800m/2624ft) 2hrs
  • Day 03: Trek from Arughat to Liding (884 M/2,900ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 04: Trek from Liding to Jagat (1410m) 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 05: Trek from Jagat to Lokpa (2,040m/6,692ft) 6-7 hrs. (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 06: Trek from Lokpa to Chumling (2,386m/7,828ft) 5-6 hrs. (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 07: Trek from Chumling to Chhokang Paro (3,031m/9,944ft) 5-6 hrs. (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 08: Trek from Chhokang to Nile (3,361m/11,026ft) 4-5 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 09: Trek from Nile to to Mu Gompa (3700m/12,139ft), visit Dhephyudonma Gompa (4060m/13,320ft) 3-4 hrs. (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 10: Trek from Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3,240m/10,629ft) 3-4 hrs., (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 11: Trek from Rachen Gompa to Gumba Lungdang (3,200m/10,498ft) 5-6 hrs. (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 12: Trek from Gomba Lungdang to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4,200m) 7-8 hrs., (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 13: Trek from Ganesh Himal base camp to Lokpa (2,040m/6,692ft) 6-7 hrs. (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 14: Trek from Lokpa to Jagat (1,400m/4,593ft) 6-7 hrs. (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 15: Trek from Jagat to Lapu Bensi (900m/2,952ft) 7-8 hrs., (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 16: Trek from Lapu Bensi to Arughat (608 M/1,994ft), 4-5 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,350 M/4,489ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B).

Cost Includes:

  • Private transportation: Airport-Hotel-Airport,
  • Kathmandu Hotel accommodations (Bed & Breakfast Basis),
  • Bus Kathmandu-Arughat-Kathmandu (Yourself & staffs),
  • Restricated Area Permit: Manaslu & Tsum Valley,
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Entry Permit,
  • TIMS Permit (Trekker's Information Management System),
  • Teahouse (Lodge) accommodation during the trek,
  • Tent (recommended to carry),
  • Three meals everyday while on the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Experienced English speaking government license holder mountain trekking guide(s),
  • Experienced & strong mountain trekking porter(s),
  • All program according to itineraries on full board,
  • Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipments, insurance and other facilities to staffs during the trek,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • All kind of rescue arrangements,
  • All kind of local and government TAX-VAT etc.

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu,
  • Your Travel-Trekking insurance,
  • International airfare,
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • All kind of alcoholic,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking equipments etc.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned price include section etc.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer Hotel (1,350m/4,428ft)High Spirits assists to welcome and receive you in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and transfer you to the Hotel for overnight accommodation as per booking. In the evening a welcome dinner will be hosted by High Spirit Trek. Overnight Stay in Kathmandu. (1300M)
  • Day 02Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (608 M/1,994ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),or Jeep to SotiKhola (800m/2624ft) 2hrsAfter breakfast our journey start from westward 70 km scenic drive along the Prithvi Highway, through the forested Middle Hills, leads to Malekhu. A 30km secondary tarred road heads north, over the Trishuli river, towards Dhading Besi and a rutted 35km dirt road northwest to Arughat on the Budhi Gandaki. The dirt road winds upwards towards the Gola Bhanjyang where you can see the panoramic views of the southern slopes of the Ganesh himal, Baudha and Manaslu Himals should be possible. Overnight stay in Arughat.
  • Day 03Trek from Arughat to Liding (884 M/2,900ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),After early morning breakfast our trek start from Arughat, and we need to follow Budhi Gandaki River for most part of our trek. The route passes through several small villages, hills, and forests of pine Sal, and oak. About 6hrs of the walk will take us to Liding Village that exists on the edge of Budhi Gandaki River. Stay overnight at Liding. Overnight stay in Liding.
  • Day 04Trek from Liding to Jagat (1410m) 6-7 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),Cross the forest and choose the meandering trail through dispersed tea houses and cascading waterfalls to the meadow. Moving further through the meadow, we will reach Lapu Besi. walk from Lapu Besi along the steep narrow trail will take us to Machha Khola. Moving on, we will pass through settlements at Khorlabeshi and Machha Khola to reach Tatopani which is a natural hot spring. Crossing the forest, we will reach Doban. Crossing the ridge at Lauri, we will reach Jagat. Overnight stay in Jagat.
  • Day 05Trek from Jagat to Lokpa (2,040m/6,692ft) 6-7 hrs. (Lodging + B-L-D),Before heading to Lokpa, we will register our permits of Manaslu and Tsum valley at the entry checkpoint. Climbing a ridge over Sallery, we will walk along the river bank crossing the Budhi Gandaki river via a long wide suspension bridge. As we trek, we will notice the welcome board, so we head towards Lokpa. On the way, we will see a few villages and rivers. This village is the first village in the Tsum valley that gives us the opportunity to view the beautiful Manaslu range. This village is isolated and is a hidden valley of happiness blessed by Padmashamva centuries ago. Overnight stay in Lokpa.
  • Day 06 Trek from Lokpa to Chumling (2,386m/7,828ft) 5-6 hrs. (Lodging + B-L-D),The day begins with a trek from Lokpa village which is an entrance to a wild route to Tsum Valley. Although the actual entrance begins from a deep slender and a narrow gorge. Depending on the weather, if favorable, on the way we will be blessed by the amazing view of the Boudha Himal (6,672m) and Ganesh Himal. and we cross the Syar Khola again, arriving at the village of Chumling. As the day slowly comes to an end, we will have spare time to visit the monasteries of Chumling. Overnight stay in Chumling.
  • Day 07Trek from Chumling to Chhokang Paro (3,031m/9,944ft) 5-6 hrs. (Lodging + B-L-D),The destination for today is Chhokang Paro and we begin our trek early in the morning. The upper Tsum valley opens from Chhokang Paro. As we cross the suspension bridge onto the opposite bank, we will see great views of Ganesh Himal and from the south, we can see spectacular views of Boudha Himal and Himalchuli peaks to the south west. we will be welcomed by hospitable locals welcoming us with Tibetan tea (butter tea) and local meals. If favorable weather, we will enjoy the views of Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal. Overnight stay in Chhokang.
  • Day 08Trek from Chhokang to Nile (3,361m/11,026ft) 4-5 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),The Nile village is on the western side and is the last village heading north in the upper Tsum Valley. It is on the sunside of the Shiar Khola and about twenty minutes’ walk from across Chhule. The route further is a very pleasant trek, as we will be walking pass green meadows and the landscape become fertile and narrow. The farmers will be busy farming. There are two separate monasteries that are attached to the rocky cave. and Crossing the suspension bridge over the Shiar Khola, we will soon arrive at Nile. Overnight stay in Nile.
  • Day 09Trek from Nile to to Mu Gompa (3700m/12,139ft), visit Dhephyudonma Gompa (4060m/13,320ft) 3-4 hrs. (Lodging + B-L-D),Followed by an early morning breakfast, we will head out of Nile as the trail gradually ascends to Mu Gompa. It is the largest monastery in the region. Mu Gompa is located at the highest and the farthest point in the Tsum Valley and the historical Dephyudonma monastery connected with the dawn of Buddhism run by Lama, on the lap of the rugged mountains, is one of the oldest monasteries in the Tsum valley. Overnight stay in Mu Gompa.
  • Day 10Trek from Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3,240m/10,629ft) 3-4 hrs., (Lodging + B-L-D),Shortly after breakfast, we will head from Mu Gompa to rachen Gompa; a nunnery following the trails. It is situated in the Shiar Khola valley in the foothills of the mountains that border between Nepal and Tibet. We return down valley through Chhule, and continue down as far as Phurbe. Walking on the east bank of the Siyar Khola and crossing flat boulder-covered plains following the power lines to Rachen Gompa. Rachen Gompa was established on the year 1905 AD and is one of the largest nunneries in the Tsum valley. The interior of the Gompa is richly painted with murals about Buddhism and its history. overnight stay in Rachen Gompa.
  • Day 11Trek from Rachen Gompa to Gumba Lungdang (3,200m/10,498ft) 5-6 hrs. (Lodging + B-L-D),After trekking south, we cross a bridge to the west bank passing through the Chhokangparo again. We descend down the old trail towards Chumling and approximately two hours later we will witness a small white gompa on the left at Gho (2,458m). We descend down a narrow trail that passes through a Gompa then onto a wooden bridge over the Siyar Khola. Soon, we will be crossing the bridge to Domje which has a Tibetan herbal medicine clinic and a school. Further with a steep climb through pine, juniper and rhododendron forest, the track starts to traverse at a mani walls with many prayer flags hung. This sight of the Tibetan culture is absolutely beautiful. overnight stay in Gumba Lungdang.
  • Day 12Trek from Gomba Lungdang to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4,200m) 7-8 hrs., (Lodging + B-L-D),Today is an exciting day as we will be trekking to the Ganesh Himal Base camp. On the route, the forest wilderness and the views make it an enjoyable and an adventurous trek even though the altitude rise may cause difficulty in breathing and hiking. The route crosses through two small valleys dropping on the muddy meanders on a shortcut to regain the lower track and continue up the valley via a thick and dense forest. Overnight stay in ganesh himal base camp.
  • Day 13 Trek from Ganesh Himal base camp to Lokpa (2,040m/6,692ft) 6-7 hrs. (Lodging + B-L-D),Today we will be returning back to Lokpa. We will descend down to Domje by trekking in the upper track crossing the Laudang Khola. Crossing an unstable swing bridge between the lowest two houses in Domje, we will stay on the south bank of the Siyar Khola. As we walk by, we will come across a new trail via a beautiful dense forest that will take us yet to another deep gorge and swinging bridges to Rip Che (2,470m). We walk down the stairs to the Bhatti Ghumlong which we had walked through several days ago. As we climb up again through a pine forest, we will reach Lokpa. Overnight stay in Lokpa.
  • Day 14 Trek from Lokpa to Jagat (1,400m/4,593ft) 6-7 hrs. (Lodging + B-L-D),As we descend down to Jagat, we will be rejoining the Budhi Gandaki river. As we trek, we will get a few glimpses of the mountains. Walking through forests and terrains, gives us an easy pleasant trek. Taking breaks in between, we will reach Sirdibas. After crossing a few suspension bridges, we will finally reach Jagat. Overnight Stay in Jagat.
  • Day 15Trek from Jagat to Lapu Bensi (900m/2,952ft) 7-8 hrs., (Lodging + B-L-D),After an early morning breakfast, we will be descending to Lapu Bensi. The trek today will be at ease and pleasant as we will walk through terrains and cross several bridges. Trekking down to Machha Khola we will yet again cross a suspension bridge over the Nauli Khola. As we trek on the sandy river bed of the Budhi Gandaki, we will finally reach the Lapu Bensi; a small beautiful Gurung village. Overnight stay in Lapu Bensi.
  • Day 16 Trek from Lapu Bensi to Arughat (608 M/1,994ft), 4-5 hrs, (Lodging + B-L-D),Today we will have a short trek back to Arughat Bazar. Firstly we will be trekking a couple of hours following the Budhi Gandaki river that will take us to Soti Khola. From Soti Khola we will be taking a jeep to Arughat Bazar. After a couple of hours of drive, we will reach the Arughat Bazaar. In this town, there are small cafes and shops where we can explore. Trekkers may wish to rest at the lodge or explore this town. Overnight Stay in Arughat.
  • Day 17 Drive back to Kathmandu (1,350 M/4,489ft), 5-6 hrs, (Lodging + B).Followed by an early morning breakfast, we will be driving back to Kathmandu. The drive will be scenic as we will be passing by the beautiful Trishuli river. Also, the greenery of the hills will be eye pleasing. We will be driving west towards Kathmandu via the Prithivi Highway. Shortly, we will reach Kathmandu, where you will be escorted to your respective hotels. After wards, with spare time in hands, trekkers may wish to rest at their hotel or explore the Kathmandu city. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Trip Note

  • The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes etc.
  • Price subjected to change if there are more than 2 people in a group.
  • We have got other additional programs like: Mt. Flight, Bungee jumping, Paragliding, Helicopter tour, Film shooting, Rock climbing, Ultra light, Sightseeing, Jungle safari etc. We can include you these programs on your recent trip on your request.
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