Harka turned out to be a relaxed, caring and social guide
when my father and I met Harka it immidiately felt right. In the ten days that followed after our first meeting, Harka turned out to be a relaxed, caring and social guide with a lot of knowledge of Nepali nature, culture and people. more..
Jolijn Peters, The Netherlands.
Tsum Valley Manaslu trek is a hidden treasure trekking destination in Nepal. This trekking region is culturally rich and extremely beautiful Himalayan scenery can be seen. It is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage and untouched valley situated in northern Gorkha district of Nepal.
The trek ascends follow Buri Gandaki River. Tsum valley (part of the Inner Himalaya) opens from Chhokangparo, where hospitable local people (Tibetan group "Tsombo") welcome you with traditional Tibetan Chiya (butter tea) and local meal. The Tsum Valley is extremely rich in cultural assets. The valley is dotted with gompas (Buddhist monasteries), chortens and mani walls. The longest mani walls (over 250m) are at Dzong and Phurpe. The valley preserves steps of the great Buddhist Yogi Chyuchin Milarepa and story about Guru Padmasambhava circumbulation.The people here never slaughter animals, even as sacrifice to the gods.The Tsum Valley is surrounded by the Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Sringi Himal to the North. The Tsum valley trekking lies in Manaslu region .This trek can be combined with Larkya La pass ,The attractive views of Himalchuli (7893m.), Manaslu 8163m, Ganesh Himal, Ngadi Chuli (7879m.) or (peak 29) and other mountains, beautiful varied landscape and different flora and fauna and wonderful. This part is also incomparable beauty and rich blend of Tibetan and Nepalese culture offer a true adventure for visitors to Nepal. Here you will find the mountains and valleys covered with diverse and pristine eco-systems. Fantastic Mountain views, rich culture. Many trekkers would like to trek this part.
Tea house or Lodge has been build. You can do camping trek as well as tea house trek. If you do tea house trekking, there is simple accommodation and foods are Nepalese dishes.
Destination: Manaslu Region
Trip Duration: 26 Days
Best Season:March to May & Sept to Nov
Trip Start/End: Kathmandu
Trek Start/End: Arughat/Chyamje
Per Day Hiking: 4-7 Hours
Trek Type: Camping/Tea house
Accommodation: Camping, Tea house
Day 01: Arrive at Trivuwan International airport in Kathmandu, transfer to the Hotel and free activities in the evening.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing by professional tour guide.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Arughat (570m,8-9 hours driving) by Public bus or Jeep and then overnight at Lodge.
Day 04: Arughat to Lapu Besi (880m,6-7 hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.
Day 05: Lapu Besi to Dovan (1070m,6-7 hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.
Day 06: Dovan to Philim (1590m,6/7 hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.
Day 07: Philim to Chumling (6-7 hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.
Day 08: Chumling to Chhekampar (3030m, 5-6 hours walking) and then overnight at Home Stay.
Day 09: Chhekampar to Mu Gomba (6-7 hours walking) and then overnight at Monastary.
Day 10: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gomba (4 hours walking) and then overnight at Monastery.
Day 11: Rachen Gomba to Dumje (5 hours walking) and then overnight at Home Stay.
Day 12: Dumje to Gumpa Lungdang (5 hours walking) and then overnight at Home Stay.
Day 13: Hike to GaneshÂ Himal Base Camp (6 hours walking) and overnight at same place.
Day 14: Gumpa Lungdang to Chumling (6 hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.
Day 15: Chumling to Deng (6 hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.
Day 16: Deng to Namrung (6-7 hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.
Day 17: Namrung to Samagaon (6 hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.
Day 18: Acclimatization day in Samagoan
Day 19: Samagaon to Samdo (3/4 hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.
Day 20: Samdo to Dharmasala or Larkya La Rest house (4/5 hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.
Day 21: Dharmasala to Bintang (7/8 hours walking) via Larkya la Pass (5113m.) and then overnight at Lodge.
Day 22: Bintang to Tilche (6 hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.
Day 23: Tilche trek to Dharapani (1 hour walking) and drive to Besishahar (5 hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.
Day 24: Besishahar to Kathmandu (6 hours driving) and then overnight at selected Hotel.
Day 25: Departure day to your home country.
- Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus.
- 3 Nights hotel in Kathmandu.
- All meal during trekking with Lodge and home stay accommodation during the trek.
- One local government license holder Trekking Guide and required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine.
- Manaslu restricted trekking permit and Tsum valley restricted permit.
- Manaslu / Annapurna Conservation area (MCAP) and (ACAP) permit fee.
- Kathmandu-Arught and Dharapani -Besishahar-Kathmandu by Public Bus or Jeep.
- First Aids Kit.
- All the government taxes and Official expense.
- Local seasonal fresh fruit like orange, banana, apple, grape etc.
- Farewell dinner at Nepali Authentic Restaurant in Kathmandu.
- International airfare and visa fee( (15 Days US$25 and 30 Days US$40).
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
- Your Trekking gears.
- All the drinks such as: coke, beer, mineral water etc.
- Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
- Tips for the staffs.