Tsum valley - Ganesh Himal - Manaslu Circuit Trek (27 days)
|Region||Tsum Valley Region|
|Trip Duration||27 days|
|Min. Group Size||2+|
|Max Altitude:||5390 m.|
|Best Season:||Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
|Meals:||3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)|
|Acommodation:||2-3 Star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu
Camping or Lodge (Teahouse) Accommodation during Trek
Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570m.) takes about seven hours. You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway for the first part of the day then drive towards to Arughat Bazaar. Stay overnight in camp/lodge/local house.
Trek from Arughat Bazaar passing through Soti Khola (730m.) to Liding (800m) takes about six hours. You trek over a flat leveled path along the bank of Budhi Gandaki River through mostly terraces, numerous villages, green hills, some pretty waterfalls and green forest. To reach Liding, the trail fluctuates uphill and downhill through forest of Sal, Chilaune and other local vegetation. Liding is a village at the bank of the Budhi Gandaki. Stay overnight in camp/lodge/local house
Trek from Liding thru Machha Khola to Khorlabeshi (930m.) takes about six hours. The zigzag path passes through forest, villages, streams, pretty waterfalls and green valley until you reach Lapu Besi. This is a village mainly covered by Mongolian inhabitants. Now you again traverse the zigzag path to reach Machha Khola and on to Khorlabeshi. There is a small market with a few shops and lodges. Stay overnight in camp/lodge/local house
Trek from Khorlabeshi to Jagat (1440m.) takes about six hours. You cross the Machha Khola (Fish Stream) and head upstream to the tiny village of Khola Bensi and the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail is quite exposed and challenging in places. After a short section of forest path you reach the single teahouse at Doban. At Lauri, you cross the river on a suspension bridge, and then climb on a high path to the fields of Jagat, where you camp. Stay overnight in camp/lodge/local house
Trek from Lokpa to Rainjam (2600m.) takes six hours. You take an ascending route to reach Chumling stopping for lunch along the way. Chumling is located on the south face of the Shingri Himal. This day you enjoy a pleasant visit to the Gombas of Chumling. This day is challenging as it is an ascending path the entire way. Stay overnight in camp/lodge/local house.
Trek from Rainjam thru Chhokangparo (3010m.) to Rachen Bompa (3300m) takes five hours. This is a tough and long day of walking but the scenic views of the valley amply compensates for the long walk. Chhokangparo is situated on the flat land and consists of 2 settlements, Chhokang and Paro. From here you can view the Ganesh Himal range. Some households practice polyandry. This area is prominent for its Tibetan Buddhist heritage. Stay overnight in camp/lodge/local house.
Trek from Rachen Gompa thru Nile (3361m.) to Mu Gompa (3700m) takes five hours. Nile is the last village heading north in the upper Tsum valley. This village is situated on the banks of the Shiar Khola and is consists of large number of households. Mu Gompa is home to a very old monastery and there are no village establishments here. It is located at the highest and farthest point in the Tsum valley. This trail is used to import and export things to and from Tibet. You may come across several yak trains supplying goods to local villages. Stay overnight in camp/lodge/local house.
Rest day in Mu Gompa. Today we can take excursions to the many snow covered peaks in the area for the most spectacular views on the trek. Stay overnight in camp/lodge/local house.
Trek from Mu Gumpa to Chekya (4240m.) takes 7 hours. This day presents you a long and challenging walk. Stay overnight in camp/lodge/local house.
Trek from Chekya thru Dhaldang (Dangchet) to Yamdro (4500m) takes 6 - 7 hours. The trail ascends all the way to Yamdro. Stay overnight in camp/lodge/local house.
Trek from Yamdro to Bhajyo (4330m), descending the whole way, takes 3 hours. Bhajyo is the last village before entering Tibet. It contains approximately 22 houses and a few yak farms. Stay overnight in camp/lodge/local house.
Trek from Bhajyo to Chhule (3347m) takes 6 hours on an entirely descending path. This day you can enjoy the glimpses of the Punchen Himal. Stay overnight in camp/lodge/local house.
Trek from Chhule to Rainjam (2600m.) takes 5 hours. This day you continue your descent by retracing the path from your ascent. Stay overnight in camp/lodge/local house.
Trek from Rachen Gompa to Tumje (3200m.). Stay overnight in camp/lodge/local house.
Trek from Tumje to Bihi (2130m.). Stay overnight in camp/lodge/local house.
This is a day for rest at Samagaon to give you some acclimatization. You can hike to Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo (Pang phuchuli); Nagdi chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall and you can see Birendra Kunda is an ice lake nearby the Manaslu Base Camp. Stay overnight in camp/lodge/local house.
Trek from Samdo to Larkya La Phedi (4460m.) takes about three hours. The trail is rocky and zigzags all the way to your destination. Before you reach Larka La Phedi, there is a market called Larkya Bazaar (market) where seasonal fairs are held for the local folks. People bring goods from Tibet to sell it here. You will also find a Dharmasala at Larkya La Phedi. Stay overnight in camp/lodge/local house.
Trek from Larkya La Phedi to Larkya La (Pass) (5135m.) to Bimthang (3590 m.) takes about seven hours. Early in the morning you begin to trek a steep ascent until Larkya La through a rocky and windy path. From here, you can enjoy the views of Larkya peak, Mt. Manaslu, Ratna chuli, Cheo Himal and many other snow capped mountains and peaks. Crossing this pass, you follow a steep downhill path through rock and ice. On the way, you will encounter many icy lakes. Bimthang is a broad and level ablation valley with a number of Mani walls and deserted houses. Stay overnight in camp/lodge/local house.
Drive from Nagdi to Kathmandu takes about 8 hours. It is a picturesque drive on the way back to Kathmandu along the banks of the Marshyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and colorful villages on both sides of road.
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