TSUM VALLEY MANASLU TREKKING


The Tsum Valley is sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated north part of Gorkha which was a restricted area until it was opened for trekking in 2008. The word ‘Tsum’ is derived from the Tibetan word "Tsombo"', which means vivid. Traditionally, the valley was a culturally distinct geographical called “Tsum Tso Chuksum”, which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. The ancient remains of the Tsum Kingdom are still visible today. Due to its remoteness and inaccessibility, this sacred valley and its people have been bypassed by mainstream development for centuries. As a result, the unique culture of this valley has remained intact. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Baudha Himal ranges, the trails to this serene Himalayan valley are strewn with artistic chortens and lined with mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with drawings of deities and inscribed with prayers. The Tsum valley has a long history of Buddhism. The Buddhist saint Milarepa is believed to have meditated in the caves of these mountains. The valley is home of some unique and historic monasteries, including Rachen Gompa and Mu Gompa, mani and prayer walls which lie on a pretty highland nestled in the lap of the valley and Gompa Lungdang, situated at the base of a conical hill against the main slope of Ganesh Himal. The tribes here celebrate many Buddhist festivals, perfume ritual burning of juniper sense to purifier the air, place prayer flags for happiness of all the sentient living beings install Mani Walls. The area is left behind so their culture remained as it is as it was centuries ago. The palace is really alluring for the trekkers. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin and speak a unique dialect and preserve ancient art, culture and religion.

 This extraordinarily trek is well-liked among wilderness explorers today.  Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek in this geographically extra spectacular and culturally most fascinating area, offers the trekkers to explore ultimate nature and cultural heritage and experience the mountain life style. Manaslu tsum valley trek offer beautiful Himalayan views of Mt. Manaslu 8163m, Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Mt. Annapurna 8091m , 23 other mountain peaks , beautiful landscape , lush valley and mixed Nepalese culture.. The dramatic Larke Pass after visiting Tsum Valley is thrilling life time experience.

 

Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrival at Kathmandu airport, greeted by office representative and transfer to hotel. After rest spa retreat (Massage) at Ananda Natural Therapy Center

Day 2

Trek preparation and half day sightseeing. Overnight at hotel

Day 3

In the morning drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570 m) by private vehicle or local bus which takes about 7 hours. Overnight at lodge.

Day 4

Trek from Arughat to Lapu Bensi (880 m) which takes about six hours. Overnight at tea house.

Day 5

Trek from Lapu Bensi to Tatopani (hot spring) (990m) which takes about 5 hours. Overnight at tea house.

Day 6

Trek from Tatopani to Philim (1650 m) which takes about six – seven years hours. Overnight at tea house.

Day 7

Trek from Philim to Chumling (2420 m) which takes about 6 hours. Overnight at tea house

Day 8

Trek from Chumling to Chhekampar (2930 m) which is four – five hours. Overnight at basic tea house 

Day 9

Trek from Chhekampar to Nile (3361 m) which takes four – five hours. Overnight at basic tea house

Day 10

Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa (3700 m) which takes about two and half hours. Overnight at Mu Gompa Monastery.

Day 11

Trek from Mu Gompa to Chhekampar (2930 m) which is about 5 hours. Overnight at basic tea house 

Day 12

Trek from Chhekampar to Gompa Lungdang (3200 m) which takes about five – six hours. Overnight at Gompa Lungdang Monastery.

Day 13

Trek from Gompa Lungdang to Lokpa which takes about six hours. Overnight at basic lodge.

Day 14

Trek from Lokpa to Bphedi which is about six hours. Overnight at basic lodge.

 

Day 15

Trek from Bphedi to Namrung (2540 m) which is about six hours. Overnight at lodge.

Day 16

Trek from Namrung to Lo Gaun (3020 m) which takes about six hours walk. Overnight at lodge

Day 17

Trek from Lo Gaun to Samagaun (3390 m) which takes about three- four hours. Overnight at lodge

Day 18

Acclimatization or Rest day.

We will visit Monastery, Ice fall and lake, hike around the area. Overnight at local teahouse

Day 19

Trek from Samagaun to Samdo (3690 m) which takes about three – four hours. Overnight at lodge

Day 20

Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala (4450 m) which is about 3 hours walk. Overnight at lodge


Day 21

Trek from Dharmasala to Bhimtang (3700 m) which takes about eight – nine hours. Overnight at lodge


Day 22

Trek from Bhimtang to Dharapani (1860 m) which takes about seven hours. Overnight at lodge

Day 23

Trek from Dharapani to Syange (1150 m) which is six hours. Overnight at lodge

Day 24

Drive from Syange to Beshisahar . After lunch drive from Besisahar to  Kathmandu which is 6 hours drive.

Day 25

Free day
Free for shopping  or other activities. In the evening with farewell dinner in Authentic Nepalese Restaurant with cultural dance show.

Day 26

Departure

Includes

 1. Transfer airport – hotel – airport
 2. All accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
 3. Transportation: Kathmandu – Arughat by private vehicle or 
    local bus.
 4. Transportation: Syange - Besisahar – Kathmandu by private vehicle or local bus.
 5. TIMS , Annapurna Conservation Area Permit Fee & Manaslu Conservation Area 
      Permit fee
 6. Manaslu Restricted Area permit 
 7. Accomodation in tea house/ lodge. 
 8. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea or coffee during the trek.
 9. Govt. trained guide and necessary number of porters during the trek.
 10. Guide and porter salary, food, accommodation, transportation and insurance.

Excludes

1. International Flight and Tourist Visa Fee for Nepal
2. Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
3. All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, mineral water, snacks etc.
4. Hot shower during the trek
5. Personal equipments 
6. Personal and medical insurance, emergency rescue evacuation.
7. All cost arises due to flight cancellation, natural disaster, health issue and political disturbance
8. Tips for guide and porter

Trip Highlights

Destination
Nepal
Season
Mar – May , Sep – Nov
Fitness Level
Comfortable


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