Three-star hotel in Kathmandu and tea house lodge during the trek
all meals (breakfast+lunch+dinner and cup of tea/coffee)
Kathmandu-Barpak-Khorlabesi-Philim-Chokhangparo-mu Gompa-Chumje-Samagaon-Bimthang (3590m) via Larkya Pass-Dharapani-Besisahar-Kathmandu
The scenic drive from Kathmandu to Barpak.
Mu Gompas in Tsum valley.
Milarepa Piren Phu Cave (pigeon cave), the most sacred cave in the Tsum valley.
The historical Dephyudonma and Rachen monastery, the oldest monasteries in the Tsum valley.
Trekking around Mt Manaslu (8,163 m) the world's eighth tallest mountain.
Side trip around the Biren Lake, one of the popular lake, or Monasteries, Punhyen Glacier, or hike to Mount Manaslu Base Camp during the rest day at Samagaon.
Majestic view of glaciers, Lakes, rock, and mountain of Mt. Manasalu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh, and many more on Nepal- Tibet border from high crossing Larkya la pass.
The unique cultural blend of Tibetan Nupri and Gurung inhabitants.
Ancient Buddhist stupas, monasteries, and Tibetan lifestyle.
Side-trip to Birendra Lake or Incredibly diverse scenery rich in wildlife.
An ancient trading route to Tibet.
Less crowed path than other trekking regions.
Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek is a long strenuous trek along the rugged, stone trail and takes you through the rhododendron and alpine forests. The trek is filled with the lifestyle of mountain people, mountainous scenery, gorge, glaciers, and many more. Tsum Valley Trek and Manaslu Larke la pass trek begin with short sightseeing around the popular destinations of spiritual and religious importance in Kathmandu valley. You will drive to Barpak, passing through the capital of medieval Nepal.
Trekking along the bank of the Budi Gandaki River, you will pass through the amazing villages and can enjoy the beautiful panorama of Manaslu Himal, Ganesh Himal, Shringi, Langtang range. You will reach several Gurung communities that are willing to share their cultural diversity and lifestyle. There is a famous Milarepa's Cave where the Buddhist Monk meditated during the 11th century. Trekking along with the pine and rhododendron forests, rugged and stone trails, you pass through large glaciers, gorges, and suspension bridges, savoring the beautiful panorama of the sky-high mountains. The passes provide stunning views of the north Manaslu range. The trek to this unexplored region is filled with the amazing experience of breathtaking mountains, cultural enrichment, and beautiful alpine sceneries.
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After your arrival in Kathmandu, our representatives will be there to greet you. Shortly after the welcome, you will be transferred to a good hotel in Kathmandu. You will meet your trekking guide after you've freshened up who will detail you on the trip. You will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine for dinner as a welcome gesture.
After your morning breakfast, you will be taken for a tour of spiritual attractions around Kathmandu Valley. These historic, religious landmarks are world heritage sites and you'll immerse yourself in the different rituals and the cultural diversity found in the capital. The Monkey Temple (Swayambhunath), Lord Shiva Temple (Pashupatinath), Buddhist Shrine (Bouddhanth) is popular destinations where you will find lots of different religious activities and rituals being performed. In the afternoon, you will have an orientation and trip discussion. You should prepare for your trip starting tomorrow.
After 6 hours of drive through the hilly roads, you will reach Barpak. The drive takes you through hilly sceneries, and you can experience the lifestyle of people living in the capital of medieval Nepal.
On this day, you will trek east into the main valley of the Budi Gandaki River. A small ascend takes you to the pass of Gupsi Dada (3000m) where you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of Buddhi, Ganesh Himal, Shringi, and Langtang range. From the pass, you will descend to Laprak which is a beautiful Gurung community.
Trekking eastward to Manaslu main valley, you will descend from Larpak to cross a suspension bridge. A steep climb passing the village of Singla provides magnificent views of Manaslu Himal and the range. You will descend down to Kholrabesi for your overnight stay.
After a short trek along the trail, you will reach Tatopani, a natural hot spring. From there, you cross the suspension bridge of the Budhi Gandaki River and climb on a ridge to Dobhan. You will set the trail on the rugged rail of Duman. The trail can be difficult due to the stone stairs but you are rewarded with the wondrous nature and its scenery. Trekking along the Budhi Gandaki River and a short climb reach the village of Jagat.
On this day, you will trek towards Salleri along the rocky ridge. The trail continues to Ghatta Khola, and passes upstream to a long suspension bridge, and reaches Philim. Philim is a large village of Gurung community.
Trekking north of Philim across the forest narrows down to the valley. Soon after crossing the gorge, you will descend down the trail from the lush pine forest. Trailing along the rugged trail through the pine and rhododendrons, you will ascend to Pass Lokpa for the amazing views of the Himalchuli Mountains. You will arrive at Chumling shortly after passing a few villages. There is an old unexplored Chumling gompa along the stone streets in the village.
Crossing the suspension bridge begins the trek from Chumling. You can enjoy the terrific views of the Ganesh Himal. Trekking along the Rainjham and Serpu Khola leads to the unexplored hidden valley of Tsum. A steep climb leads to Chhokangparo which lets you enjoy the amazing views of wondrous Himalchuli (7893m).
Climbing above Chokangparo leads to Rachen Gompa. You will pass through Milarepa's cave. The famous Monk Milarepa meditated here during the 11th century between the mountains. Crossing Shair Khola and continuing the trek through the villages of Phurba, Pangdun reaches Chhule. A small climb upstream through the bridge arrives at the Nile.
On this day, you will trek west of the valley climbing up to Mu Gompa. You will get the amazing landscapes of Tibetan Peaks and Ganesh Himal as you will be close to the Tibetan border. Climbing further reaches Bhajyo. You will not find local houses, but few yak farms in the rugged region. You can explore the area after your lunch at Bhajyo.
You will rest at Chhekya for acclimatization. Resting for a day grants time for your body to adapt to this climate. You can stroll the rugged highlands around Bhajyo. The place also provides wonderful views of Ngala Dhojyang pass and glaciers of Yamdro valley.
Today, you will descend to Rachen Gompa. Rachen Gumba is a nunnery in the Shiar Khola Valley since 1905 A.D. It is one of the largest nunneries in the region. You can enjoy the splendid painting of interiors which are filled with Buddhist mural paintings.
You will continue trekking south and descend to Chhokangparo. Trekking down the trail for two hours you will reach the small Gompa, Gho. Trekking northern route in the lower Tsum valley reaches Change.
the northern route, you will pass the village of Dorjon Kharkha and Rana. After crossing a large suspension bridge in the main valley of Manaslu Budhi Gandaki river, and trekking for a while you will reach the village of Bihi for an overnight stay.
Today you will trek along a relatively flat terrain initially. The trail slowly ascends through the forest arriving at Namrung. You can enjoy the wonderful panorama of Manaslu and other peaks from the trail.
You will be trekking Buddhism influenced region again. You will trek along with the spiritual architects and influences along the trail. Climbing through the forest of Lhi serves the spectacular rise of Ganesh Himal. After descending to Sho, you will take another steep climb and reach the campsite, which is on a ridge.
You will follow the small tributary of Budi Gandaki along the shady fir forest. After a short climb to a plateau reaches the village, Shayla. You will find surrounded by high mountains: Himal Chuli, Peak 29, Manaslu, and the range. You can see large glaciers, snowy summits, and the high standing Ganesh Himal. At the end of the village, stays a monastery of Sama. The village is inhabited by the Tibetans and you can get a rich experience of the Buddhist culture.
Trek down to Budi Gandaki and follow the river north. Taking the left trail leads to Manaslu Base Camp. The Larkya La trail will pass through several Mani walls and leads to a shelf above the river passing the lush forests of Juniper and Birch in Kermo Khalkha. You will climb down the shelf, crossing a wooden bridge, and climb steeply on a promontory between the forks of the Budhi Gandaki river. You will reach Samdo after passing through a large white Kani.
Continuing your walk down the edge, you will cross a wooden bridge and start trekking uphill. You will cross multiple streams and can witness the amazing Larkya Glacier. Going around the valley of Salka Khola and taking a small climb reaches the stone guest house at 4450m. The guest house is more of a shelter and is called a Dharmashala. You will stay at the Dharmashala in Larkya Phedi and camp for the night. Tomorrow you will cross the famous Larkya Pass.
Taking an early start, you will trek across the moraines of the glacier, ascending gradually into the steppe, challenging trail. After the climb, you will reach the Larkya Pass, where you will savor the spectacular views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kanguru, and the huge Annapurna II. After the spectacular views of the sky-high mountains, you will trek to Bimtang along the rugged low land pastures. You will reach Bimtang experiencing the evening mist coming in from Manaslu. It's a wonderful experience you would not want to miss.
You have been trekking along the strenuous, challenging trail for the past two weeks. You will take the day off to enjoy the wonder of Bimthang, the culture, and the wondrous views of the mountains.
Today you will descend from Bimthang (3590m) to Dharapani (1860m). The trail could be difficult due to the rugged trail and a great descend. From the valley of Burdin Khola, you will pass rhododendron forests reaching Karcher which is the highest cultivating place in the valley. You will descend to the village of Gho. Following the north bank of the river, you will reach Tilje and cross the wooden bridge of Dudh Khola and continue the trail to Dharapani.
You will descend further into the Marshangdi River, crossing the suspension bridge. Climbing up and away from the river, you will hike through a wide, flat valley and reach the village of Tal (1675m). The village of Tal stays at the foot of a large waterfall, with an amazing climate. Following the trail, you reach Chyamje and trekking up and down along the river, reach Jagat. A steep descent from the Jagat through the Marshyangdi valley reaches Syange by crossing the Marshyangdi River. A short hike reaches Ghermu.
From the Marsyangdi valley, you will trek through the interesting villages of Bhulbhule, Khudi, etc. These villages have terrace fields on the banks of the Marshyangdi River, and the villages are clung very high to the hillsides. You will next walk on a flat trail alongside the left bank of Marsyangdi. A last trek up the rugged trail reaches Besi Sahar and touches the urbanization. You will rest at Besisahar and drive back to Kathmandu tomorrow.
You will take a drive back to Kathmandu along the banks of Marshyangdi and the Trishuli River. The hour-long drive is filled with picturesque scenery of the high hills, a glimpse of mountains, terrace farming, and villages. After you reach Kathmandu, you can spend the rest of the day resting or stroll around the valley shopping for souvenirs. You will have a grand farewell dinner, enjoy the amazing meals and celebrate the success of the journey.
The amazing, wondrous, long, strenuous journey has officially ended. You will have enough time before your flight to organize photos, trade emails with your companions, or shop/stroll around. Our representative will drop you at the International Airport and say goodbye. As you board your flight and reach the clouds, you will remember trekking above the misty clouds, and you will wish to come back to Nepal for another exciting adventure.
Airport picks up and drops by the private vehicle.
3-night accommodation Three-star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast/WIFI included.
Kathmandu sightseeing comfortable touristic van with a tour guide.
Professional English-speaking trekking guide with first aid kit.
Porter during the treks (1 Porter between 2 people).