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Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek - 27 Days

Pariwar Holidays welcomes you to start the journey towards the Tsum valley, which is popularly known as the Hidden Valley. This region is inhabited mostly by Tibetan people and it has many Monasteries. This valley lies in the northern part of Nepal and has its border to Tibet. This valley was restricted for foreigners until 2008. Traditionally this valley used to be a separate area different from both Tibet and Nepal. This trek is still less popular among the tourist because of the fact that it has not been a long time since this area is opened. The interesting fact about this valley is that all the brothers in the family get married to a single girl. The Tsum Valley and the Manaslu area has many of the mountains, passes, deep gorges, hamlets, gompas, chortens and mani walls in a large extent than in other areas.

While trekking through this region, one can enjoy the magnificent view of Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Boudha Himal. Thanks to the fact that this place used to serve as a hidden valley as well as very less people had access to this valley until the recent years, this trek is suitable for all adventure lovers

Pariwar Holidays welcomes you to start the journey towards the Tsum valley, which is popularly known as the Hidden Valley. This region is inhabited mostly by Tibetan people and it has many Monasteries. This valley lies in the northern part of Nepal and has its border to Tibet. This valley was restricted for foreigners until 2008. Traditionally this valley used to be a separate area different from both Tibet and Nepal. This trek is still less popular among the tourist because of the fact that it has not been a long time since this area is opened. The interesting fact about this valley is that all the brothers in the family get married to a single girl. The Tsum Valley and the Manaslu area has many of the mountains, passes, deep gorges, hamlets, gompas, chortens and mani walls in a large extent than in other areas.

While trekking through this region, one can enjoy the magnificent view of Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Boudha Himal. Thanks to the fact that this place used to serve as a hidden valley as well as very less people had access to this valley until the recent years, this trek is suitable for all adventure lovers

Day 1
Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel - 1,300m/4,264 ft

Welcome to the beautiful city of Nepal!! There won’t be a possibility for you to feel like an outsider when you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu as one of the representatives of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd will be there to receive you. After your airport check-up formalities, you will be led directly to your hotel. Please make sure that you have enough rest at the hotel and you can also try to explore around the beautiful city on your own. It is fun to meet people around the place as most of them speak English. In the evening, the team of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd will sponsor a dinner in one of the best restaurants in the area. You can enjoy delicious cuisines along with the team of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd.

Day 2
Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual sites of Kathmandu. Most of these landmarks are categorized under World Heritage Sites. They include the historic Durbar Square of Basantapur, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists’ shrine (Bouddha Nath). Boudha Nath is the largest spherical Stupa of Nepal. At the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion and trek leaders along with other team members will also be meeting to discuss about the upcoming adventure. Please do feel free to ask any questions regarding the trip that you are making.

Day 3
Drive to Barpak (2000m/6560ft)

On this day, we start our journey early in the morning in a bus leading towards Gorkha. Gorkha used to serve as the capital of Medieval Nepal. From Kathamandu, the bus goes upto Baluwa. Then from there, we take a ride in a local jeep towards the hilltop of Barpak. Our overnight stay would be in a guesthouse at Barpak.

Day 4
Trek from Barpark to Laprak (2200m/7216ft): 6-7 hrs

This is the first day of the trek. We start our trek from Barpak. The trek leads towards the main valley of the Budhi Gandaki River. On the eastern side of the trail, we can see numerous mountains. From this spot, a few hour’s accent leads us to Gupsi Dada (3000m). There is also a Gupsi Dada pass nearby. From the pass the most scenic view of the mountain ranges of Buddhi, Shringi, Ganesh mountains can be seen. By and by our trail further leads us to Laprak. Laprak is a beautiful Gurung village and is a place for our overnight stay.

Day 5
Trek from Laprak to Khorlabeshi (875m/2870ft): 7-8 hrs.

This day, the trek further leads to the Valley of Budhi Gandaki River. While descending, we cross a suspension bridge at Laprak and from there the trail starts to ascend through the hillside. Along the trail we reach the beautiful village of Singla. From Singla, beautiful vista of Manaslu range and other Himalayas can be seen. The trail further descend from Singla to reach Khorlabeshi. Khorlabeshi is the place for our overnight stay on this day.

Day 6
Trek from Khorlabeshi to Jagat (1410m/ 4625 ft): 6 hrs

The trail of this day leads from Khorlabeshi towards Jagat. The trek starts from early in the morning after breakfast. The trail ascends and descends in many places. Trekking for around two hours from Khorlabeshi leads us to Hot Spring (Tatopani) and from there the trail ascends towards a ridge. Then we further get to the suspension bridge of Budhi Gandaki River. We cross this river and ascend through a ridge towards a confluence of Dobhan Khola. We cross yet another suspension bridge of this Dobhan Khola and ascend towards Duman. At Duman there is yet another suspension bridge at the Yaru Khola which needs to be crossed and from there the trail ascends through the stone stairs of Thare Bharyang to reach the village of Jagat. Jagat is the place for our overnight stay on this night.

Day 7
Trek from Jagat to Philim (1,590m/ 5215 ft): 3hrs

The trail further ascends on this day to reach Salleri. From Salleri, the trail starts to descend towards Setibas. From Setibas, the valley start to get wide and the trail further takes us to Ghatta Khola. There is a long suspension bridge to cross this river. We cross this river and ascend towards a large Gurung village of Philim. This beautiful village marks as the place for our overnight stay on this day.

Day 8
Trek from Philim to Chumling (2363m/7775 ft):6/7 hours.

This day, after breakfast, we start our trek from Philim. From Philim, we hike northward across a forest towards a valley. Along the way, we reach a gorge at Ekle Bhatti. After crossing the gorge, we enter the pine pine forest and from there, the trail descends towards Tsum valley. The trail further climbs via pine and rhododendron forests. The stunning sceneries of Himalchuli mountain can be enjoyed along the way. Along the trail we reach the Pass of Lokpa. From Lokpa, the trail further leads us to Gumlung and from there, we reach Shiar Khola and after crossing this Khola, we reach the village of Chumlung. Chumlung is also one of the most beautiful village with many monasteries. Our overnight stay will be at the village of Chumlung.

Day 9
Trek from Chumling to Chokhangparo (3010m/9903ft): 5/6 hours

This day, we begin our trekking in the morning. We cross a suspension bridge at Chumling and trek through the bank of the river. Along the trail of this day, great view of Ganesh Himal can be seen at the backdrop. The trail further leads us to Rainjham and from there the Serpu Khola is very close by. After crossing this river, we enter the hidden valley of Tsum. From the banks of this river, we ascend towards Chhokangparo. Chhokangparo is a beautiful village and a place for our overnight stay on this day.

Day 10
Trek from Chokhangparo to Nile (3361m/11058ft), via Milarepa cave: 6/7 hours.

The trek of this day is very adventurous as we travel from Chhokangparo towards Nile. It is recommended for taking proper precaution as there might be some chances of altitude sickness. Please do inform the guide if you get any kinds of symptoms. The trail further leads us past the Lamagaon and the Rachen Gompa. Milarepa Cave is very close by from this Gompa. In order to reach this cave, the trail further ascends. Then from the cave, Shiar Khola is very close by, and we cross this river and continue our trail via the villages of Phurbe and Pangdun to reach the village of Nile. Our overnight stay will be in the village of Nile for this day.

Day 11
Trek from Nile to Bhajyo (Chhekya) (4030m/13218ft): 4 hours.

The journey of this day leads us very close to the Tibetan border. We walk westwards near the border consisting amazing Tibetan landscapes. From the border, the trail climbs further towards the Mu Gompa. From Mu Gompa, the trail further ascends towards Bhajyo. The distance to the Tibetan Border from Bhajyo is very short. Spectacular sceneries of Tibetan Himalayas as well as enchanting scenes of Ganesh Himal can be seen from this spot. There are no houses at this place and only a few yak farm house can be seen at this place. We will have enough time to explore this area. Our overnight would be in a camp at Bhajyo.

Day 12
Rest at Bhajyo (Cheekya).

This day marks as a day for acclimatization and sightseeing at Bhajyo. The magnificent sceneries of the highlands of Bhajyo is really spectacular. In a clear weather, breathtaking sceneries of Ngula Dhojyang pass and the Yamdro Valley glacier can be seen.

Day 13
Trek from Bhajyo to Rachen Gompa: (3240m/10627ft): 6 hrs.

On this day, we descend from Bhajyo towards Rachen Gompa. This Gompa was established in 1905 AD. This Gompa marks as one of the largest nunnery of the area. Inside this Gompa, very beautiful Buddhist mural paintings can be seen. Our overnight stay would be at this Gompa itself for this night.

Day 14
Trek from Rachen Gompa to Chumje (3230m/10,595ft): 5/6hrs

The trail of this day too descends like the other day. From Rachen Gompa, the trail leads southwards to reach the beautiful river of Chhokangparo. There is a bridge at this river and after crossing it, the trail further leads to the monastery of Gho (2485m). From this monastery, we take the northern route to reach the lower Tsum Valley. By and by the trail leads us to Chumje which marks as the place for our overnight stay for this night.

Day 15
Trek from Chumje to Bihi (3130m/10,266ft): 4/5hrs.

This day, we trek from Chumje towards the lower Tsum Valley. Along the trail, we pass the beautiful village of Dorjon kharka to reach the village called Rana. From Rana, we see the magnificent view of Manaslu Budhi Gandaki River and to cross this river, there is a large suspension bridge and walk towards the beautiful village of Bihi. Bihi marks as the place for our overnight stay on this night.

Day 16
Trek from Bihi to Namrung (2540m/8331ft): 6 hrs.

From Bihi, the trail passes through a flat terrain for the time being and after a while, the trail starts to ascend through the forested path. After crossing this forested area, we reach the village of Namrung. Namrung is a beautiful village from where splendid view of Manaslu can be seen. Our overnight stay for this night would be at Namrung.

Day 17
Trek from Namrung to Lho (3180m/10,430 ft): 4 hrs.

The trek of this day is relatively short. From Namrung, the trail takes us towards the forest of Lihi. After crossing this forest, we descend towards Sho. Along the trail, very magnificent view of Ganesh Himal can be enjoyed. From Sho, we ascend a steep hill to reach Lho. Lho marks as the place for our overnight stay for this night.

Day 18
Trek from Lho to Samagaon (3530m/11,578 ft): 5/6 hrs.

The trail of this day follows the bank of a small tributary of Budi Gandaki River. After a while, we reach a small forest of shady fir trees. Walking through it is really a pleasant experience. After crossing this forest, a small ascend will take us to the village of Shyala. From Shyala, beautiful view of snow clad mountains like Himal Chuli, Ngadi Chuli, Manaslu and great glaciers can be seen. After enjoying a pleasant view in this village, we trek further towards Samagaon. The popular Sama monastery also lies at this village. Most of the villagers here are from Tibetan origins. Our overnight stay will be in the village of Samagaon for this night.

Day 19
Trek from Sama to Samdo (3860m/12,660 ft): 4/5 hrs

On this day, we descend from Samagaon towards the Budi Gandaki River. The trek of this day gets even easier as it passes through the bank of the river. After crossing this river, we reach a beautiful forest of Juniper and birch trees. The forest is called Kermo Kharka. After crossing this forest, we again cross the Budhi Gandaki River via a wooden bridge and ascend onto a peninsula in between the two river. From this stone arch, we reach a Kani and after crossing this Kani, we reach the village of Samdo. Samdo is the village for our overnight stay on this night.

Day 20
Trek from Samdo to High Camp (Ekle Bhatti) (4460m/14,628ft): 5hrs

The trail of this day too descends through the edge of Budhi Gandaki river. We cross this river and start to ascend towards the Larkya Glacier. The trail further leads us to Salka Khola and then climbs towards the stone guest house. This is not actually a lodge but a Dharmashala (where you pay according to your wish for living and eateries). It is also known as Larkya Phedi. We built our camp here and take proper rest in order to prepare for passing the most awaited Larkya Pass the other day.

Day 21
Trek from High Camp to Bimthang (3,590m/11811ft), 7/ 8 hours.

We start this day very early. We trek across the moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section to the pass. Breathtaking view of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the magnificent Annapurna II can be seen from the top of the pass. After having a wonderful time at the pass, we descend down towards Bimthang. As we make our descend, we can behold the evening mist coming from Manaslu. Walking in this mist is an experience of a lifetime.

Day 22
Rest day at Bimthang.

After hard and incessant trekking for around 2 weeks, this rest day would be like a blessing! We stretch our tired muscles and and explore around the rural life of Bimthang on this day.

Day 23
Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m/6,100ft): 6-7 hrs

We descend further from Bimthang on this day towards Dharapani. From Bimthang, we descend towards the valley of Burdin Khola. There are many rhododendron forests to be crossed while descending down until we reach the village of Karche. Karche is marked as the highest cultivating land of this valley. From karche, we descend towards the village of Gho. From Gho, our trail leads towards the north bank of Burdin khola. The trail further leads us towards the village of Tilje. A small stream of Dudh Khola is nearby from Tilje. We cross this river through a wooden bridge and ascend towards the beautiful village of Dharapani. Dharapani marks as the village for our overnight stay on this night.

Day 24
Trek from Dharapani to Ghermu (1100m/3608ft): 7 hrs

From Dharapani, we follow the same track as we had followed in the first few days in the beginning of our trek. We descend towards the Marsyangdi River and cross a suspension bridge towards the flat village of Tal. From Tal, the trail continues towards Chyamje. The trail further descends towards Ghermu via Jagat and Syange. Ghermu is a beautiful village which marks as a place for our overnight stay on this night.

Day 25
Trek from Ghermu to Besisahar (800m/2625 ft): 4 hrs.

On this day, we trek from Ghermu towards the district headquarter of Lamjung, Besisahar. The trail of this day is very interesting as we pass through the fertile land on the bank of Marsyangdi River. We can see many farmers working in their fields. There are many beautiful villages along the trail of this day and they include Bhulbhule, Khudi etc. By and by we reach the beautiful village of Besi Sahar. This marks as the last day of our trekking. It indeed is a time for celebration! You can give tips to your guides and porters for their dedication and hard work during the trekking period. You can also opt to enjoy beer or local home-made brew for celebration.

Day 26
Drive Besi Sahar to Kathmandu by bus: 7/8 hrs

This day, we drive back from Besi Sahar towards Kathmandu. It generally takes 7-8 hours in a bus to reach Kathmandu. Picturesque sceneries of the rivers and hills can be seen from the bus. After you arrive at Kathmandu, a representative of Pariwar Holidays will receive you and drop you towards your designated hotel. You can either enjoy your time at the hotel for the rest of the time or opt for strolling around the streets of Thamel to have a last minute shopping. In the evening, the team of Pariwar Holidays will host a special dinner program to celebrate the successful completion of your trekking.

Day 27
Final departure from Kathmandu

The fabulous journey that you accomplished with the team of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd. comes to an end today. Depending on the schedule of your flight, a representative of our team will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. The team of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd. will be more than happy to serve you in the coming days too.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3 nights in 4-star hotel in Kathmandu ( Hotel Shanker or similar standard)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
  • Pickup and drop, Kathmandu-Syabrubesi-Kathmandu by local bus
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag,duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs )
  • Private vehicle (Kathmandu to Syabrubesi) (USD 200 each jeep)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters.

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Price From USD 1,600 USD $ 1,450/person
1,450
Total $ 1,450 USD

Trip Facts

  • 1-12 People.
  • 4460m/14,628ft
  • Nepal.
  • Moderate
  • Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
  • Hotel accomodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek.

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