The Manaslu Valley Trek is more remote and spectacular than other treks, with rough steep tracks and limited accommodation. It is culturally fascinating with strong continuing links to Tibet in the upper Budi Gandaki river. The Tsum Valley, and Larkya La (5100m) provides a challenge and the views of Mt. Manaslu the eighth highest mountain in the world are marvelous and close. The trek around Manaslu can be done as a tea house trek except for the night before the Larkya La. The remote Tsum Valley side-trip should not be missed, with friendly hospitable people, a thriving Buddhist culture and untouched wildlife. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’, which means vivid and we can only agree. The people are poor, since they have been by passed by development for centuries, but this means their unique culture has remained intact.
We start walking gentle uphill trail through the forest. Along the way there will be lots of donkey passing the trail. We will reach Lapubeshi after walking for 2 ½ hours and it will take us another 2 hours to reach Machi Khola.. We will have our lunch there. We get to see beautiful waterfall and walk along the riverside of Budi gandaki.
We reach Tatopani (Hot spring) on the way and cross a bridge over the budi gandaki river. It is a gentle uphill and downhill walk until Dovan. Dovan is a small village with a few schools. After walking for 1 ½ hour from Dovan we will reach a cliff where we should be more careful as there are rocks falling out. After crossing a bridge we will arrive Jagat. Jagat is a restricted area. It is a small village where different ethnic group suvh as Gurung, Shahi, Chhetri and Thakuri lives.
After Jagat, we enter Tsum valley and walk through the gentle trail for ½ an hour until we reach a bridge. Once we cross the bridge we will climb uphill and downhill until Chisapani (Eklebhatli). We will have lunch there. We continue to walk through the forest and climb uphill until we reach Lopkha.
We will pass through many bridges today. First we start with a gentle walk and after passing the bridge, we climb steep uphill through the forest for 2 hours. The trail is narrow and we walk downhill to cross the bridge. We will walk uphill again until chumling village where we stop for lunch. We will walk gently and climb uphill to chukurparo where we will have good views of Ganesh himal 2 and 6, Tipu Himal.
Two hours of gentle walk and half an hour steep climb will reach us to Mu Gumba. If you are interested to visit Nunney can walk further an hour climb. Mostly there is no people in Gomba and we have to be very careful with doggies. After visiting Mu Gomba. We walk the same route back down to Nile village. We will cross the river and visit Ranchen Gomba which is famous for old arts. It is believe that if one perform a rituals then their wish will be fulfilled. After visiting the Gomba we will cross a bridge and reach our destination for the day.
Today we start walking very early at 4 in the morning. We will walk slowly gradual uphill to Larka pass for 4 hours. We will carry packed lunch. After the pass we have to be careful as we will walk steep zigzag down as the trail is slippery. While walking down we recommend to support each other. After 4 hours we will reach Bhimtang.
We provide bagpacks, crampons, and maps. Price Includes: Guide, assistants, 3 meals per day, afternoon tea & snacks, accommodation for the duration of the trek(2 persons per room).
However, during high season one room per two clients may not be always available. If this should happen we request our clients to be flexible and share a triple or room with four beds. Annapurna Park entry and TIMS fees, staff insurance, transport to and from the trailhead, two nights' accommodation pre and post the trek and a complimentary massage after the trek from Seeing Hands, a blind organization. (proud to introduce one of our product) and can supply 75 liters backpack for the main trekking stuff, light crampons, gaiters and trekking map.
Assistant - (maximum weight to carry is 10 kg for female assistant guide and 13 kg for male assistant guide).
Doesn't include: Soft beverages, air tickets & client insurance.
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Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek
Difficulty level : streneous
The Tsum Valley & Manaslu trek is remote and spectacular, with rough steep tracks and limited accommodation.
It is culturally fascinating with strong continuing links to Tibet. The Larkya La (5,100m) as an exciting challenge and
the close views of Mt Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world, are breathtaking. You should not miss the remote Tsum Valley
side-trip with its untouched wildlife.
Trek Duration: 18 -20 days
Trail Open: Oct – Nov and Apr - May
Level of Difficulty: Challenging
Highest Point: 5200m.
Sunday to Saturday 9.00am - 6.00pm