Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek Itinerary
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu AirportWelcome to Nepal. Upon your arrival in the airport, our representative will welcome you with greetings from Marvel Adventure. You will be then transferred to hotel by private vehicle. On reaching hotel, you can either rest or roam around the streets of Thamel. Later, we meet you at our office for pre-trip discussion.
Day 02 Kathmandu Valley SightseeingThe day will start with our guided sightseeing tour to cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including Pashupatinath temple, The Bouddhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple and unique architectures. Evening pre-trip discussion and introduction with your trekking guide. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Day 03 Drive to Soti Khola (710m)
After breakfast, we'll get a head start on the day. On a good, paved route between Kathmandu and Dhadingbesi, we enjoy the sights of the steep landscapes, terraces, fields, and rivers. On rocky terrain, the journey from Dhading Besi to Arughat is a little tough. Another two-hour journey from Arughat will take you to Soti Khola, where you will spend your first night at a local lodge.
Day 04 Trek To Machha Khola (870m)
After breakfast, today’s trail rises gradually through beautiful Sal forests. It later drops to pass rice paddies before climbing to the attractive Gurung village of Labubesi (885m). After crossing a suspension bridge at the Nauli Khola falls, the trail drops onto gravel banks along the river before rising slightly to the village of Machha Khola.
Day 05 Trek to Jagat (1340m)
The trail follows the Budhi Gandaki River as it climbs and descends mountains. We pass via Khorlabesi and Tatopani villages. We stroll through the forest to Dobhan after crossing the bridge to the east side of the Budhi Gandaki. Cross the Yaru khola river bridge further down the trek. We arrive at Jagat village after crossing another bridge over the Budhi Gandaki.
Day 06 Trek to Lokpa (2240m)
After passing through Jagat, we will cross a bridge over the Dudh Pokhari khola. We walk via Salleri and Sirdibas settlements. The trail then descends to the bigger settlement of Philim, where it crosses the Buri Gandaki via a bridge. There is a checkpoint at Philim where the authorities examine our permits before we enter Tsum Valley. We then contubue on our way to Lokpa.
Day 07 Trek to Dumje (2460m)
From Lokpa, we'll follow the trail uphill and over a ridge to Ganesh Himal Base Camp, and then on to Chumling. Chumling, also known as lower Tsum, is located on the south side of Shingri Himal. Then keep going for a few more hours till you reach Dumje. We will stay overnight at lodge in Dumje.
Day 08 Trek to Nile Chule (3360m)
We will trek to Chule after breakfast, which will take us around 7 hours. This is the last settlement before entering the Upper Tsum Valley from the north. The Nile is located on the west bank of the Shiar Khola, about a 20-minute walk from Chule. On our way to Tsum, we can stop by the Piren Phu cave, which is located near Burji Village at the foot of a rocky cliff. The nearby Shiar Khola, Rachen Gompa, mountains, and farming plains provide us with a breathtaking panorama.
Day 09 Trek to Mu Gompa (3710m)
We hike up to Mu Gompa and visit to the monastery. Mu Gompa is located around 3,700 meters above sea level, surrounded by towering mountains. It is also the biggest monastery of the region. The trek will be of round 4 hours, quite short yet remarkable.
Day 10 Explore around Mu Gompa
We will spend the whole day visiting Mu Gompa and surroundings. Climbing minor peaks, reaching base of Pika Himal and enjoying sensational views of Tibet and Tibetan peaks are the major highlights of the day.
Day 11 Trek to Rachen Gompa (3240m)
Day 12 Trek down to Chumling (2385m)
Day 13 Trek to Deng (1860m)
Day 14 Trek to Namrung (2630m)
Day 15 Trek to Lho (3180m)
From Namrung, we again enter the Buddhism influenced region and probably to higher altitude.We will climb through the forest to Lihi and then descend to the village Sho. Another steep climb takes us to Lho , where we will be staying overnight at campsite on a ridge.
Day 16 Trek to Samagaun (3500m)
The trail once again drops to a river and yet again, is followed by a climb. The climb ends at the village of Shyala and the valley starts to open up with the trail turning into an easy walk through the pasture lands. At the far end of the village, overlooking the valley stands the well-known monastery of Sama. Samagaun, where we are going to stay is a village inhabited mainly by the Tibetans and lies at the foot of Manaslu.
Day 17 Acclimatization Day at Samagaun
Day 18 Trek to Samdo (3860m)
We follow the Budhi Gandaki River up to a stream which we cross on a suspension bridge.The trail gradually climbs through the valley and continue to follow the river. The path then gets steeper at the end of the day and reaches the village of Samdo, with a view of Samdo Peak (6335 meters) towering on the east direction.
Day 19 Trek to Dharamasala (4480m)
The trail gradually descends briefly and then starts to ascend afterwards towards the Larkya Glacier. The path becomes easier and ends at the Dharmasala,also known as Larkya la Base camp. This short walk to Larke Phedi provides us enough time and rest to acclimatize for the further trek.
Day 20 Cross the Larke La pass (5213m) and Trek down to Bimtang (3720m)
An early start and a gradual ascend to the Larkya Glacier only ends at the top of the pass. The top rewards with the views of Himlung (7126 meters), Annapurna II (7937 meters), Kang guru (6981 meters) and several other pinnacles standing above 6000 meters. A steep drop starts on the snow and later on, the glacial moraine continues for the rest of the day as the descending trail passes through the area of low pastures to connect you with Bimthang.
Day 21 Trek down to Tilije (2300m)
Day 22 Trek to Dharapani
Day 23 Drive back to Kathmandu from Dharapani