Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is a journey to an enchanted and magical valley of the Himalayan region of Nepal. The unique cultures, lifestyle, and mountains of this region makes a beautiful amalgam of sustainability. Extremely remote and secluded, this area has very less developmental activities; in turn preserving the local lifestyle and traditions. In fact, the seclusion of Tsum Valley has given it the title of "Hidden Valley of Happiness.
Situated in the Gorkha District of Nepal, this trail falls in the Manaslu Conservation Area. The area is a home to many wild species including Himalayan Thar, Musk Deer, Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, etc. The trek that starts from Soti Khola takes us through numerous beautiful forests, rivers, and settlements. The rhododendron, oak and bamboo forests are gradually replaced by the alpine forests as we gain elevation. Maccha Khola, Soti Khola, Budi Gandaki, Tharo Khola, Deng Khola, and Ghatta Khola are some of the rivers that we encounter. The incredible views of Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world, will accompany us throughout the journey. We will also cross the challenging Larkya La Pass situated at 5220 m. This dramatic pass will present us with stunning views of Cheo Himal, Kang Guru, and Himlung Himal. As the steep ascends and descends makes us physically tired, our energy gets boosted by the deep gorges, beautiful waterfalls, and glacial rivers.
The trek to Tsum Valley is an interesting one too. The valley presents stunning views of Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha ranges. This Hidden Valley is surrounded by Tibet on three sides, explaining a huge Tibetan Buddhist influence on the culture and traditions. The valley is a home to the cave where Milarepa had meditated. Thus, the area is considered to be very scared and pure. The Mani walls and Chortens have been made creatively with prayers and art carved into the stones. There are many Gumbas including Rachen Gumba, Mu Gumba, and Gumba Lungdang; all of them with the interesting age-old stories.
A representative of Adventure White Mountain will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and will transfer you to the hotel. If you are fresh enough and not tired by journey, you can take short walk over Thamel and enjoy the evening. Overnight in a hotel.
Our tour and trekking plan begins from the second day of your arrival and that is today! You visit Kathmandu—City of Temples—with experienced English speaking guide. Primarily, there are four touring destinations in Kathmandu—Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath stupa (Monkey temple) and Bouddhanath stupa. All of these places are UNESCO listed World Heritage Site. You can experience night life of Kathmandu. There will be pre- trip discussion with your mountain climbing Sherpa guides for well preparation of the trek.
It takes around seven hours to reach Arughat from the capital. The road is easy and smooth for few early hours and later it turns to be rough till the destination. The real fun begins from today. Following the beautiful trail and enjoying green terraced fields and vegetation we proceed ahead. Before arriving Kyoropani we walk along Budigandaki River. Walking on descend trail we reach Soti Khola. Here we stay overnight.
After breakfast we begin our trail towards Machha Khola. The trail is narrow today. Passing Lapsebesi village and descending to the riverbed sandy path we get to Machha Khola. Here we will take rest at night.
Crossing Machha Khola and walking upward brings us to Khola Bensi. There is a hot spring here and you can take a dip here. We move further ahead following forest path to arrive at Doban. Lauri is our next on the way destination. Crossing suspension bridge will take us to Jagat. Here we put off at night.
After breakfast we start moving ahead and arrive at Salleri. Following descending trail we reach Sirdibas. Further walk will bring us at Ghatta Khola. Philim is our next on the way destination. It is a village of Gurung people. Walking towards north will finally bring us to Chisopani and here we will stay overnight.
Walking on a beautiful trail we arrive at Ekle Bhatti. Here we cross gorge. The waterfall here is truly mesmerizing. Crossing pine and rhododendron forests we arrive at Tsum Valley. We reach Loka village. The view of Himalchuli and Boudha Himal from Loka is so pleasing. We walk few more hours to be at Lungwa Khola. Gumlung is our next destination. Finally, we arrive at our today’s last destination, Chumling. Here we will spend night.
No sooner we cross suspension bridge we get wonderful view of Ganesh Himal. We walk ahead and reach Gho village. Few more hours of walk will take us to Chokhangparo where we will stay for the night.
We cross Lama Gaun today to reach Rachen Gompa. Nunnery Gompa is another name of Rachen Gompa. We cross Lar, Phurbe and Pangdung village to arrive at Chule but before that we cross Shiar Khola. Finally, we arrive at Nile where we will halt for the night.
We are closer to Tibetan border. We walk through Tibetan land to be at Mu Gompa. We visit this gompa. Here we will spend night here too.
We will be enjoying today as a rest day. While on trek rest day is essential. It balances your body temperature with the increasing altitude ands this si known as acclimatization. Despite being rest day we will be roaming local area and Mu Gompa. It is a largest monastery in the region. The gompa is located in highest and remote part of Tsum Valley.
To arrive at Chule we retrace the path that we followed earlier. We reach Burgi village. It is one of the beautiful village of the region with small population. We climb at Milarepa cave. Here we get view of Poshyop Glacier, Kipu Himal and Churke himal.
We retrace path to Chokhangparo again. Following descending trail we reach Gho and from here we further move ahead to be at Sarpu Khola. We will spend night in Chumling.
After breakfast we start our trail and arrive at Lopa. Enjoying Samba falls we arrive at Philim. We put off here at night.
To be at Khorlabeshi we pass Jagat and Tatopani. It is a nice walk. After crossing Sirdibas we reach Jagat. Further walk will bring us at Yaruphant. Crossing Doban we arrive at Tatopani. We will stay overnight in Khorlabesi.
Before arriving Machha Khola village we cross Thado Khola. Walking along BUdigandaki River we arrive at Labubeshi. Passing two waterfalls we will find ourselves at Khursane. Few more hours of walk will bring us at Soti Khola and here we will put off at night.
Climbing up the ridge brings us to Kyorpani. Following descending trail will bring us to cascading waterfall. We arrive at Arkhet and cross Arkhet Khola. Now we cross Budhi Gandaki Valley and arrive at Arughat Bazar. Here we catch jeep/bus to Kathmandu from here. You will get some time to enjoy Thamel. In the evening Adventure White Mountain will offer farewell dinner. You stay overnight in a hotel.
Here ends your trekking today. A representative of Adventure White Mountain will drop you to the airport three hours before your arranged flight to help you reach your destination.
If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences