Manaslu Tsum Valley is newly opened trekking route in 2008 for travelers and rated as one of the best places to visit in Nepal. It is a wonderful journey into the isolated and undiscovered wilderness of Valley, intact for several years and the local tribe who have been preserving the centuries old culture, language and practice on the foothills of mighty Mt. Manaslu — meaning “mountain of the spirit”. It truly is an excellent chance to feel the mystical experience amid the sacred Buddhist monasteries and the high Himalayas.
Trekking to Tsum Valley begins with a scenic 7-8 hours drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola and ascends with Budi Gandaki valley through the beautiful landscapes, terraced fields, long suspension bridges and mixed ethnic groups village. We start from mere elevation and gradually gain elevation, reaching until 4000m at maximum, which makes it ideal trek for beginners or first timers to discover the hidden natural and cultural beauty o Tsum Valley.
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking falls adjacent to popular Manaslu Larkya La Pass trekking trails and follows the same route until new bridge near Lokpa and turn right towards Chumling village. We walk pass through monasteries and small chortens along the way to Chokang Paro, which has more monasteries to visit and also a nice viewpoint to observe the beautiful range of Ganesh Himal and Shringi Himal.
The local people “Tsumbas” are found in this region who are originated from Tibet then migrated centuries ago and follow their own form of dialect, language and cultural practice. We will continue our trek to Rachen Gompa and further until Mu Gompa and visit more monasteries, encounter with locals and monks, learning about the typical Buddhism practice and retrace our way back to the place from where we have started the journey. With all the pleasure and peace in the soul, we descend towards Soti Khola , a trek ending point and drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu : Picked Up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel Drive: 30 minutes | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Welcome Dinner
Day 2Free Day in Kathmandu Optional: Join our free walking tours – starts at 10am – Walk to Monkey Temple – Visit National Museum – Kathmandu Durbar Square – finish before 4pm
Walk: 1.5 hours | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m / 2329 ft) Drive: 8 – 9 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 4Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m / 3051 ft)Walk: 5 - 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 5Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1410m / 4625 ft)Walk: 6 - 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 6Trek from Jagat to Philim (1570m / 5151 ft)Walk: 6 - 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 7Trek from Philim to Chumling (2386m / 7828 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 8Trek from Chumling to Chokang Paro (3030m / 9941 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 9Trek from Chokang Paro to Nile (Visit Milarepa Cave)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 10Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa (Dheron Nunnery and View of Phuchyun Valley)Walk: 3 – 4 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 11Trek from Mu Gompa to Lar (Visit Rachen Monastery)Walk: 4 – 5 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 12Trek from Lar to Gumba Lungdang (3200m / 10498 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 13Trek from Gumba Lungdang to Lokpa (2240m / 7349 ft)Walk: 6 – 7 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 14Trek from Lokpa to Jagat (1340m / 4396 ft)Walk: 5 – 6 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 15Trek from Jagat to Lapubesi (885m / 2903 ft) Walk: 7 – 8 hrs | Accommodation: Local Teahouse | Meals: B, L, D
Day 16Trek from Lapubesi to Soti Khola and drive to KathmanduWalk: 3 – 4 hrs | Drive: 8 – 9 hrs | Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: B, L, D
Day 17Free Day in Kathmandu (Contingency Day)Accommodation: Hotel | Meals: Breakfast
Day 18Final Departure | Other Travel Plan
FREE WALKING TOUR: This is an optional walking adventure on the outskirts of Thamel area, which will surprisingly take you to popular Buddhist shrine – Monkey Temple (original name Swayambunath Stupa) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (House of Virgin Living Goddess) after a quick peek at the National Museum. It is around 6km walk, takes 1.5 hrs walk starting and ending from/to Thamel. It is a guided tour; however the entrance fees to these heritage sites must be pay by travelers themselves. [Monkey Temple – Rs 200, Kathmandu Durbar Square – Rs 1000, National Museum – Rs 150]. We start at 10am in the morning (after breakfast) and finish before 4pm (time can vary).
SAFETY CONCERN: Your safety is our top concern while organizing outdoor and adventure plans. Our leaders and crew members are experienced professionals who will make sure that the trip is safely in course. We truly understand the need of information flow and risk management to provide the best experience. Our trekking arrangement includes the proper clothing, supplies of equipment and gears, high altitude prevention measures and remedies to provide the carefree adventure in the Himalayas.
STANDARD TRIP: Standard itinerary and route plans are typically designed considering the necessary number of days to complete the trek for average fit travelers and level of altitude gain on the trek (and multiple other factors) which can be modified as per the interest, time, experience and budget plan of travelers. On the given adventure plan, we have included the most important items necessary for the trip and the cost for it and quoted to provide a general idea of the cost of the trip with minimum number of days required to complete the trip.
CUSTOMIZE TRIP: We can organize a trip to every style and provide our service as required by the travelers. There are few items like leader, permits etc, which are mandatory to provide from the agency whereas there are also several alternatives to design the trip as suited. Any customization of the standard itinerary will change the trip price accordingly. We always like to hear what you have to say. We are always happy to assist your valuable travel holidays in your manner with the best information that suits your way of traveling.
ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU
We need to have 4 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (before and after the trip) for preparation, rest, and contingency. We provide twin sharing room at Hotel Nepalaya on BB Plan for your trip. If you choose to book your own accommodation in Kathmandu, 60 USD per person is discounted from trip price.
If you prefer to select your own accommodation, then you are free to do so and find a place suitable to your interest. Alternatively, you can suggest a name, and we shall book that place for you.
GROUP SIZE: All of our adventure trips are accompanied by specialized local leaders, guides, porters and assistant guides (as required) who will always ensure your safety and comfort at every part of the journey. We found that the group size of 8 is the optimal size to run these trips, however we can organize a trip plan for any group size upon the request.
Group of More than 8: We also have a good experience of handling big groups of volunteers, employees, students, and able to organize a trip plan upon request. Please kindly submit your group size information, and we will garnish a proper trip plan and price for you.
It is your travel plan; you can choose what you want to do, of course with a lot of information first. Feel free to submit and share your travel ideas, and we shall get back to you with more thoughts in no time.