Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Arughat
  • Day tour of UNESCO listed world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley
  • Pure and raw culture and beauty of Tsum valley and Manaslu region
  • Stunning views of landscapes and gorgeous mountain views of Mount Manaslu, SiringiHimal, Buddha Himal, Huinchuli, Ganesh Himala, and many more
  • The exciting experience of crossing the Larkya La pass

About Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek - 21 days

Tsum Valley with Manaslu Trek is an adventurous journey in one of the remote areas of Nepal. Manaslu with a mountainous beauty is a shining star of Nepal and bosting with a height of 8163m making it the eighth highest mountain in the world. On the other hand, Tsum is one of the beautiful valleys of Nepal inhabiting pure culture and natural beauty. Tsum valley with Manaslu Trek is 24 days trekking journey in Nepal. This long and beautiful journey conducted by Himalayan Ecological Trekking is mostly regarded as the best trek in Nepal and one of the best trekking routes in Nepal. 

To trek in these valleys, we recommend interested people to keep their health and fitness in mind because as much as the journey is beautiful it is at the same time challenging too. The trail will take you to the cascading waterfalls, roaring rivers, and stunning cliffs, vast and gorgeous farmlands of the Manaslu region. Likewise, the crossing of Larkya La pass which is thrilling and adventurous is also part of the journey. 

The major highlight of the trek is a visit to the Milarepa’s cave which is believed to be the place once mediated by Guru Rinpoche. Similarly, you will pass through many Chortens, Gumbas, and monasteries which have their own meaningful hidden stories. As much as the cultural part and historical stories of this place are interesting, the place equally boasts breathtaking views of Simrang, Manaslu, Huinchuli, Buddha, Ngadi, Siringi Himal, and many more mountains on this journey.

It has not been many years since the places have welcomed foreigners to visit the place. So, to visit the place one should get a special permit and compulsorily accompanied by a local guide. And together with that, accommodation in Manaslu and Tsum valley is a very basic and simple type of teahouse which are run by the local families to augment their income. Join Himalayan Ecological Trekking in this classic yet less explored trekking trail of Nepal and learn more about the authentic culture and lifestyle of people living in the remote part of Nepal.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Pick up from airport transfer to the Hotel

You will be welcomed up upon your arrival at Kathmandu International airport by our company representatives and transfer to Hote, welcome drink at the hotel. checked in Hotel, tour briefing, and check list of the trekking equipment. Free evening for leisure time. 

  • Accommodation3 star category Hotel
  • Mealsup to your choose
  • PlaceKathmandu
  • Max. Altitude1375 m

Visit the world heritage sites. Bouddhanath, soyambhunath, and Pashupatinath Temple by private car with our city tour guide. prepare the trekking equipment. 

  • Accommodation3 star category Hotel
  • Mealsup to your choose
  • PlaceKathmandu
  • Max. Altitude1375 m

After morning breakfast, starts the drive to Arughat and further up the road to Soti Khola. The day will start with the views of eight thousand meters of snow peak Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang.  The road follow the scenic landscap of green and cultivative across the Trishuli river, Ankhu Khola and Budigandaki river. 

  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsMenu
  • PlaceSoti Khola
  • Max. Altitude710 m

Day walk will be along the Budi Gandaki river, through the many local villages of the indigenous people Gurung.  Beautiful villages, natural waterfalls, and the beauty of glacier river Budi Gandaki make your hiking joyful. 

  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsMenu
  • PlaceKhorlabesi
  • Max. Altitude970 m

Today you will enjoy the hot spring bath at Tato Pani, which falls before your lunchtime. The day will continue along with the Budigandaki Georges, facing many waterfalls. Narrow valley with steep rocky hills standing both sides of you makes you the feeling, that you are on the gate way to heaven. 

  • AccommodationTea house
  • Mealsmenu
  • PlaceJagat
  • Max. Altitude1340 m

Following the same valley, you will enter the part of Tsum valley.  Lokpa is a village situated in the middle of the rainforest on the southern hill of the Shar Khola. The narrow valley is a gateway to the heavenly Tsum valley. Part seen of the rhododendron trees makes you more engaged in beautiful photography and a relaxing day. 

  • AccommodationTea house
  • Mealsmenu
  • PlaceLokpa
  • Max. Altitude2240 m

Today you will need to hike up a bit strenuous uphill after Lokpa. Arriving at Chumling village makes you a feeling of a very remote zone inside the Himalayas. You will reach Chumling for late lunch. After Lunch visits the Milarepa cave and tour of a local village. 

  • AccommodationTea house
  • Mealsmeu
  • PlaceChumling
  • Max. Altitude2386 m

Today is another day for uphill hiking to the Upper Tsum valley. It would be a wonderful day viewing Ganesh Himal toward the south. The northern face of Ganesh Himal looks really like the Hindu God Ganesh. On the way you will cross many Buddhist monumnets. Chekamparo is a complete Tibetan cultural village with Tibetan language. The meditattive cave by his holiness Melarepa is located just above the village, which you can visit after checking the lodge, from where the unmistaken child was found with reinconnection life.

  • AccommodationTea house
  • Mealsmenu
  • PlaceLamagaon
  • Max. Altitude3300 m

Today is an easy day walk along the wide valley. Arrive at Lama Gaun for early lunch. After Lunch visit a Nanury monastery Rachen Gompa, where more than 60 Nanuries stay and pray. Visit the foot and fingerprint of his holiness Milarepa, on the rock in the cave, where he meditated is another imaging. Just beside the cave is named Chiu. Chiu means the holy bird and Phu means the cave. This cave got its name Chiphu where the birds were meditating in the former age centuries. Have some hours meditation into the cave for your mind refreshment! 

  • AccommodationTea house
  • Mealsmenu
  • PlaceLamagaon
  • Max. Altitude3300 m

Trek up to Mu Gompa through the bare valley gives you a feeling, that you are traveling into the Tibetan plateau! The villages of Pangdon, Chile, and the Nile give you complete smells of Tibetan livelihoods. Being in Mu Goma, blessing by the Monks, breathing the Himalayan air, the silent valley of nature, wild yaks and antelopes as well as the mountain birds gives you a heavenly touched valley. A visit to Dhiren Gompa, a Nanury monastery is another impression. You can accommodate here in the Monastery hostels. The delicious foods served by the Nans will be unforgettable. Their familiar behavior in treating you gives you a feeling of a real human being. You can join them for the Puja together with them every morning and evening. You also can offer the butter lamp to your ancestor in the monastery. Viewing Ganesh Himal and many more snow peaks around the valley is something else in life. Extra leisure day is highly recommended here for the enjoyment of nature longer.





  • AccommodationTea house
  • Mealsmenu
  • PlaceMu gumpa
  • Max. Altitude3700 m

Easy but long day descending along the widely cultivated landscape of Tsum valley. On the way visit the Monastery above Chuille. Receive a blessing from the Monks for your good luck for further future and ahead. 

  • AccommodationTea house
  • Mealsmenu
  • PlaceChhokang paro
  • Max. Altitude3030 m

Long descending day saying goodbye to Tsum valley. With 2 extra days after Chekamparo, you can visit Gumba Lungdang. A Nanari monastery is located in the side valley of Ganesh Himal Base Camp. The monastery is isolated in the middle of the dense rhododendron and pine forest just in front of the Snow and the massive peak of Ganesh Himal. You can visit the Glacier Base camp. It is a very silent valley in nature, which we do recommend to our clients for any vision quest.  This is a carbon-free zone. 

  • AccommodationTea house
  • Mealsmenu
  • PlaceLokpa
  • Max. Altitude2240 m

30 Minutes decent to Ghum Khola and further heading to the Manasalu circuits. Trekking along the Budighandaki river Georges up to Deng.  The day will be with the magical rocky valley and a fantastic enjoyable hiking.  

  • AccommodationTea house
  • Mealsmenu
  • PlaceGhap
  • Max. Altitude2160 m

A Fantastic day through the Local villages and cultivated landscapes. Cross some local Buddhist monasteries. You will see some wild animals. Some snow peaks surrounding gives you the feeling of your journey up in heaven! 

  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsMenu
  • PlaceNamrung
  • Max. Altitude2630 m

After breakfast, your journey will start as usual. Typical Ethnic tribe settlement Lho will give you the smell of another culture and customs, which is very close to Tibetan. The welcoming by the local lodges are really friendly and familiar.  Visit of the hudge Buddhist hostel and monastery here. Inhabitants are complete Budhist. 

  • AccommodationTea house
  • Mealsmenu
  • PlaceShyala
  • Max. Altitude3420 m

Today you are in the wider valley. and higher again. Very close view of Mt. Manaslu. Sama is located just below the base camp glacier of Mt. Manaslu. It gives you a feeling of the home below the high snow peaks. Sleeping the night in the silent valley surrounded by the white mountains will be an opportunity for deep meditation throughout the whole night. Sunrise and sunset view on the Mt. Manaslu and many more white peaks is another glimpse of highland. The friendly local people in this local village are extraordinary. Experience the friendly local environment and customs in a Buddhistic way. This is one of the trade points between Tibet with Nepal for centuries via the High Himalayas pass. At that age back the locals used to migrate further down every year in the winter with their young kids and some domestic animals. Now the development of tourism made the locals step into modernity.  Good hospitals and educational organizations still need to be developed here. Thus, emergency health issues have to be solved by using a costly helicopter to connect to the capital. Kathmandu. 

  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsMenu
  • PlaceSama
  • Max. Altitude3520 m

Short day walk to Samdo a small town of beautiful tea houses & lodges.  You will arrive before lunch in Samdo. After lunch and some hours of relaxing you can make a hike above Samdo on a hill that gives you a greater view of Mt. Manaslu and it will be much more helpful to acclimatize you for the safety of Acute Mountain Sickness before crossing the higher Larke pass. You even can be on the hill for the sunset views on the top of Mt. Manasalu. Take enough drinking to rehydrate your body. take good sleep for the body to adjust to this altitude. Avoid alcohol and coffee till you are behind the pass. 

  • AccommodationTea house
  • Mealsmenu
  • PlaceSamdo

Day for acclimatization. Take a relaxed day in this sunny hillside tiny but beautiful town. You won't boring being here an extra night instead you enjoy yourself here. 

  • AccommodationTea house
  • Mealsmenu
  • PlaceSamdo
  • Max. Altitude3875 m

Further hiking up to Dharamsala for about 4 hrs. arrive there in the lodge before the lonch.  After the checked-in Lodge and lunch from the lodge, you can make an acclimatization walk in the direction of Larke pass.  It will be the highest point for night sleep.  You may get a little headache in the evening due to the altitude symptoms but no one to worry about. in some hours it will go away. Drinking as plenty as water is advised. take good sleep in this silent land and height for the preparation of crossing Larke pass, the highest elevation you will do on this trip.

  • AccommodationTea house
  • Mealsmenu
  • PlaceDharamsala
  • Max. Altitude4460 m

Start the trek before sunrise in the mountain. Suggest starting as early as possible. try to arrive at the top of the Larke pass (5161m) before sunrise. Celebrate yourself in the team and with other travelers when you are on the top of the pass.  Congratulation to you for being on the Top surrounding the mountain views. From the top going down 1571m, it is a long but enjoyable time. with Annapurna mountain range with The Poker  Glacier and The Poker lake. overnight guest house at Bhimtang.

  • AccommodationTea house
  • Mealsmenu
  • PlaceBimthang
  • Max. Altitude3590 m

Downhill walks through the jungle following the Dudh Khola. Arrive Tilje or, Dhara pani . Overnight at Guest House.  It is the junction point to Manang valley, Thorangla pass.

  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsMenu
  • PlaceDharapani

3 hrs offroad drive to Bensee Shara along the Marsyangdi river and 5 more hours drive to Kathmandu. Leisure evening after the tiredness of a long drive.

  • Accommodation3 stars hotel
  • Mealsmenu
  • PlaceKathmandu
  • Max. Altitude1350 m

Leisure day or the optional tours into the Kathmandu Valley. Free evening for the shopping souvenirs from Nepal to home. Evening farewell dinner with the Nepalese cultural dances.

  • Accommodation3-star category Hotel
  • Mealsup to your choose
  • PlaceKathmandu
  • Max. Altitude1375 m

We do pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the International airport for the departure home. The program ends with the expectation of your return to Nepal again.