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Tsum valley - Manaslu Combine Trek (23 days)

Trip Code:NET-TR-TVMC1

  • Trip Type Lodge/Camping
  • Duration 23 days
  • Grade Difficult
  • Max.Altitude 5135 m.
  • Group Size 2+
  • Travel Mode Land
Tsum Valley

Tsum Valley

Tsum valley - Manaslu Combine Trek is a strenuous trek that will test the physical fitness of every adventurer. At the end you will be rewarded with one of the most mesmerizing spectacles that you have ever witnessed.

Though the Larkya La is not a difficult pass, the trek around Manaslu is harder than most in Nepal. In many places the walls of the Buri Gandaki valley are perpendicular, so you cannot walk along the bottom of the valley. The trail is rough and steep and it often literally hangs on a bluff high above the river. The trek is remote and has no rescue facilities or opportunities to bail out if you are tired.

The trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. The inhabitants of the upper Buri Gandaki, a region known as Nupri ('the western mountains'), are direct descendants of Tibetan immigrants. Their speech, dress and customs are almost exclusively Tibetan. The mountain views in Nupri are sensational and the crossing of the Larkya La is one of the most dramatic of any pass in the Himalaya.

 Trip code: NET-TR-TVMC1
  Region Tsum Valley Region
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 23 days
 Trip Type: Lodge/Camping
 Trip Grade: Difficult
 Min. Group Size 2+
 Max Altitude: 5135 m.
 Trip Start: kathmandu
 Trip Ends: kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Land
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
Lodge (Teahouse) or Camping Accommodation during Trek

Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (570m.) takes about seven hours. You drive along well paved road up to Dhading Besi along the bank of Khani Khola, Trishuli River and Thopal Khola. It is a beautiful picturesque journey passing through green hill, flowing stream, farming terraces, villages, small market and most of all mountains at far distance. Leaving Dhading Besi you continue your drive along gravel and bumpy path all the way to Arughat Bazaar. Arughat is an old market situated at the bank of Budhi Gandaki River. Stay overnight in 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 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 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 lodge/local house.

Trek from Jagat to Lokpa/Lukuwa (2240m.) takes about six hours. The early part of trek moves gently uphill and then follows a flat leveled path. You cross a suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki before you enter Philim. Philim is a big village mainly inhabited by the Gurungs. Form Philim you climb a gradual up hill stopping for lunch at Ekle Bhatti. Lokpa is the first village as you enter the Tsum valley. Stay overnight in lodge/local house.

Trek from Lokpa to Rainjam (2440m.), takes about 6 hours. Stay overnight in lodge/local house.

Trek from Rainjam to Rachen Gumba (3340m.), takes about 6 hours. Stay overnight in lodge/local house.

Trek from Rachen Gumba (3340m.) to Mu Gumba (3705m), takes about 5 hours. Stay overnight in lodge/local house.

Trek from Mu Gumba to Bjahyo (4030.), takes about 6 hours. Stay overnight in lodge/local house.

Rest day at Bajhyo. Explore Tibet landscape. 

Trek from Bajhyo to Nile (3161m) takes 6 hours. Stay overnight in lodge/local house.

Trek from Nile to Dumje (2440m) takes six hours. As you follow the descending route you will pass by fairly dense pine forest where many species of birds inhabit the forest. Stay overnight in /lodge/local house.

Trek from Dumje to Lokpa (2440m) takes 6 hours on a completely descending path. Stay overnight in lodge/local house.

Trek from Lokpa to Bihi Phedi (1900m) takes 6 hours. This day you pass through some villages. Stay overnight in l9dge/local house.

Trek from Bihi Phedi to Namrung (2630m) takes six hours. Stay overnight in lodge.

Trek from Namrung to Lho (3180m) takes five hours. Stay overnight in lodge.

Trek from Lho to Samaryo ( 2920m) takes four hours. Stay overnight in lodge.

Trek from Samaryo to Samdo (3875m) takes five hours. Stay overnight in lodge.

Trek from Samdo to Dharmashala/Larke Phedi (4460m) takes four hours. Stay overnight in lodge.

Trek from Dharmashala to Bhimthang (3590) takes seven hours. Today you will be crossing over one of the highest passes on this route called Larkey La Pass (5160m). From here you will be able to beautiful views of Manaslu Himalayan ranges. Stay overnight in lodge.

Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m.) takes about eight hours. Crossing this high pasture you descend the valley of the Burdin Khola to the area of the Base Camp for the West side of Manaslu. From a ridge at 4150 meters, you have excellent views of Manaslu to the South East and Annapurna II to the South West. Beyond a bridge over the headwaters of the Dudh Khola, you descend into a rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until you reach the highest cultivated land in this valley at Karche, 2785 meters. Walking down you cross a stream to reach Tilje. Leaving Tilje, you trek uphill for nearly 45 minutes and reach Dharapani crossing a bridge over the Marshyangdi River. Stay overnight in lodge.

Trek from Dharapani to Jagat (1800m) takes about six hours.
You trek all the way over a descended path along the bank of Dudh Khola (river) and Marshyangdi River. On the way, you walk through pleasant villages such as Taal is an attractive village with a pretty waterfall and you can enjoy the sight of lush green hills. Eventually, you come across Jagat is a stone village situated on a shelf, that juts into the precipitous Marshyangdi valley. Stay overnight in lodge.

Drive from Jagat to Kathmandu takes about eight 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.


The price includes the following services:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services
  • Trekking permits for Tsum Valley and Manaslu
  • Entry permits for Manaslu Conservation and Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Trekking Guides and Sherpas
  • Necessary porters (One porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) 
  • Camping/Lodge accomodation during the trek
  • Necessary camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc.
  • Cook and kitchen helpers
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipments for all trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.)
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on last day 
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.) 

The price does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note:  There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

 

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