Details Itinerary Photos Tour Overview Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is a beautiful Himalayan valley situated in northern Gorkha, Nepal. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal and Sringi Himal, and Boudha mountain ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture, and religion. The Tsum Valley offers three high passes trek called Ngula Dhoj Hyang (5093m) to the west and Yamdro Pass (5326m) to the north. Trekking trails are spread out with beautiful chortens and dotted with mani walls carried with sketches of deities and inscribed with prayers. The local people are immigrated from Tibet long time back and speak unique dialect. They follow Bon religion. The trek starts at Arughat and the trail follows the serpentine Budi Gandaki River until it reaches the plateau-like Tsum Valley with magnificent views of the Ganesh Himal and other mesmerizing peaks. Trekking to Tsum valley has two routes, passing via Chumchet and another from Lokpa. Both the routes entails steep uphill climb of over 1500m. Due to its remoteness and difficulty for trekking, this sacred valley and its people have been isolated from the mainstream of development for centuries. As a result, the extraordinary culture of this valley has remained intact. The valley is enriched in wildlife, especially the Himalayan Thar and Blue Sheep which flocks in herds of 50 to 200. Hunting, fishing is not prohibited in the Tsum Valley. The valley also brags some ancient and historic monasteries, that includes Rachen Gumba (3360m) and Mu Gumba, which perch on a small plateau situated in the lap of the valley, and Gumba Lungdang, situated at the elevation of 3370m of a conical hill opposite to the main slope of Ganesh Himal. Also, we can explore woman’s Monastery in Rachen Gompa and in Gumba Lumdang. Besides you will also visit another biggest Monks’ Monastery at Mu Gompa (3700m) and Milarepa cave where Milarepa is believed to have meditated, situated near the Rachen Gompa. Itinerary Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel Day 02: Kathmandu city tour and trek preparation Day 03: Kathmandu to Arughat (535m) by local bus Day 04: Arughat to Sotikhola (720m) Day 05: Sotikhola to Doban Day 06: Doban to Philim Day 07: Philim to Chumling Day 08: Chumling to Chhokangparo Day 09: Chhokangparo to Chhule-Nile (3361m) Day 10: Chhule to Mugumba (3700m) Day 11: Mugumba to Chhulming Day 12: Chumling to Ghap Day 13: Ghap to Lhogaun Day 14: Lhogaun to Samagaun Day 15: Rest Day at Samagaun, one hour hike to Birendra Lake and return to Samagaun Day 16: Samagaun to Samdo Dau 17: Samdo to Dharmasala Day 18: Dharamsala, pass Larke Pass (5130 m ) and continue to Bhimthang Day 19: Bhimthang to Dharapani Day 20: Dharapani to Jagat Day 21: Jagat to Bahundanda Day 22: Bahundanda to Besisahar, the headquarter of Lamjung District Day 23: Besishar to Kathmandu by local bus Day 24: Final Departure Includes International airport pick up and drop 3 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu. Kathmandu city tour and trek preparation Land transport as per the itinerary Manaslu Conservation Area permit TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) cards An experienced and first aid trained license holder, English speaking trekking guide, and porters Transport, Accommodation, Daily Wages, food, insurance of our trekking crew All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek Trekking porters ( 1 porter for two trekkers ) All entire expenses of our guide and porters( Lodging, food, salary, insurance, transportations) Farewell dinner at last night in Kathmandu Great Vision Treks official T-shirt Teahouse accommodation during the trek Not Included Nepal entry visa fees. International airfare and airport tax. Your Travel/Medical insurance Optional trips not specified in the itinerary Tipping to guide and porter Battery Charges (Available during the trek with Extra cost) Personal trekking equipment Drinks (including tea) and Bar Bill (beverage) Laundry service Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel Our tour guide or any representative team from Great Vision Trek and Expedition will pick you up and drop to your hotel. You have to book a hotel before your arrival. Day 02: Kathmandu city tour and trek preparationFor sightseeing we guide you to UNESCO world heritage site includes the Pashupatinath temple, Buddhist holy pilgrimage (Buddha and Shyambhu), Kathmandu durbar square, Bhaktapur Durbar square and Patan Durbar square. After took we drop you back to your hotel room through our private vehicle. Day 3: Kathmandu to Arughat (535m) by local busStarting our journey from a local bus, 30 km north from Trishuli Nadi and near Dhading Besi and a 35km of the graveled road of Arughat near Bhudi Gandaki. On the way to Gola Bhanjyang, we can view beautiful mountains such as Ganesh, Baudha, and Manaslu Himal. Day 4: Arughat to Sotikhola (720m)From Arughat we drive for 3 hours from the west bank of the river leading us to SotiKhola (720m). Day 5: Sotikhola to DobanWe come across to the beautiful Sal forest, terraced ridges and pass many waterfalls. Walking through the narrow at the side of cliffs, we arrive at the village of Machha Khola. Following the river to Khorlabesi, we reach a place where buckwheat, tobacco, and coffee are grown.Our path then enters a lush slender gorge that constricts the river’s progress. On the far side is a landslide with a chancy path, shortly before the triple natural spring spouts in Tatopani. The path then climbs a ridge before crossing the Budhi Gandaki on a span (to avoid an enormous geological formation face and waterfalls). Day 6: Doban to PhilimClimbing rocky edge to Salleri we reach to Setibas. The trail widens up as we climb up the Ghatta Khola. We continue the trail crossing the upstream to a long suspension bridge we climb up to Philim which is a large village of Gurung community. Day 7: Philim to ChumlingFrom Philim, we pass forest called through a narrow valley along the pine tree forests. Below Tsum valley we can view Himalchuli Mountains climb down to Ghumlong and upwards to Ripchet, finally reaching the destinations called Chumling via Shiar Khola where we visit old Chumling gompa. Day 8: Chumling to ChhokangparoThe trail continues crossing the suspension bridge and enjoying the views of great Ganesh Himal. To reach Tsum we pass Rainham along Serpu Khola which lead us to a village called Chhokangparo village, where you can enjoy the view of amazing Himalchuli Mountains. Day 9: Chhokangparo to Chhule-Nile (3361m)As we climb up the Chhokangparo, the altitude is low so we should be careful. We pass Lamagaon to Rachen Gompa upwards to reach Milarpa's cave, crossing Shiar Khola walking along Phurbe and Pangdun villages. We cross the Chhule villages and walk upstream until we reach the Nile. Day 10: Chhule to Mugumba (3700m)We walk up and down series heading towards Mugumba. It is one of the oldest monasteries in this region. There is no human settlement due to the remote area. Mugumba lies at the highest and farthest point in Tsum valley. Day 11: Mugumba to ChhumlingStaying at Mugumba. Day 12: Chumling to GhapFrom chumling, we head towards Ghap where we stay overnight. Day 13: Ghap to LhogaunWe climb up to the forest and head towards Lihi. Here we get chance to view the spectacular rise of the Ganesh Himal. We descend to Lhogaun via steep climb. Day 14: Lhogaun to SamagaunWalking shady fir forest and taking a short climb we reach Shyala village. After reaching the top, we will be surrounded by peaks called Ngadi Chuli and Himal Chuli to the left of peak and towards right we can view Large glacier and Manaslu straight also we can view Ganesh Himal as far from the Shyala village. On the journey, we reach Samaguan which is the inhabitant of Tibetans. Day 15: Rest Day at Samagaun, one hour hike to Birendra Lake and return to SamagaunToday we take a rest and explore within Samagaun. We will hike for an hour to Birendra Lake, visit the well-known monastery Sama, experience the culture of people and have a good dinner. Day 16: Samagaun to SamdoWe pass Budi Gandaki while trekking towards Manaslu Base Camp. We walk through the widen valleys passing through the Mani walls. The trail passes along white Kani leading us to Samdo. Dau 17: Samdo to DharmasalaFrom Samdo we trail to Budi Gandaki crossing two main streams called Larkya Glacier and Salka Khola. Salka Khola leads up to reach Dharamsala called Larkya Phedi, the stone guest house where we stay overnight. Day 18: Dharamsala, pass Larke Pass (5130 m ) and continue to BhimthangFrom Dharamsala, we walk across the moraines of the glacier to the pass, views Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, the huge Annapurna II and Kangguru from the pass. Experiencing the sceneries, we head to Bhimthang. Day 19: Bhimthang to DharapaniWe walk through the rhododendron forest to Karche which is the highest cultivation place then descend to Gho village. Walking through the Tilje village, crossing the Dudh Koshi and the wooden bridge we will reach Dharapani. Day 20: Dharapani to JagatFrom Dharapani we head to Jagat. Day 21: Jagat to BahundandaWe walk through the forest of pine and rhododendron from Jagat that will lead to Bahundanda. Day 22: Bahundanda to Besisahar, the headquarter of Lamjung DistrictFrom Bahundanda we return back to Besisahar which is the headquarter of Lamjung District. Day 23: Besisahar to Kathmandu by local busFrom Besisahar we take a local bus that takes us to Kathmandu.