Tsum Valley with Manaslu Circuit Trek - 21 days

  • Day 01 Drive Kathmandu to Soti Khola (750m/2460ft)-7/8 hours drive

    After having breakfast, we will begin our drive towards Arughat. The drive will present us with beautiful countryside views of Nepal along with mountain scenery. Up to Dhading Bensi, the road will be graveled, however, from here onwards the road gets rough and bumpy until we reach Soti Khola.

    • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: tea house/guest house
    • Place: Soti khola village
    • Altitude: 750m/2460ft
  • Day 02 Trek to Machha Khola (930m/3051ft) -5 hours

    Today is our first trekking day. Crossing a bridge, we will trek through lovely sal forest. Further, the trail ascends onto a ridge and we reach Khursane. From here, we will come across two beautiful waterfalls and gradually descend down through rice terraces. Continuing ascending, we will reach Labubesi, a small Gurung village. The trail then ascends and then descends down to a sandy river bed. We will ascend over a ridge and descend down to another river. Before reaching Machha Khola, we will cross a suspension bridge. 

    • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: tea house/guest huse
    • Place: Machha khola village
    • Altitude: 930m/3051ft
  • Day 03 Machha Khola to Jagat(1340m/4396ft)-7 hours

    With a few ascend & descends, we will cross Tharo Khola and reach Khola Besi. The trail then leads us to Tatopani. Ascending from here, we will cross Budhi Gandaki River on a thrilling bridge. From here, we will trek on a stone staircase and come across the landslide area. Further, we will cross a suspension bridge over Yaru Khola and again ascend on a stone staircase. We will ascend and descend several times and cross the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki. Climbing on a ridge, we will trek along a river and reach Jagat.

    • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: tea house/guest house
    • Place: Jagat village
    • Altitude: 1340m/4396ft
  • Day 04 Jagat to Lokpa (1830m/6003ft)- 6 hours

    After having breakfast, we will descend down on stone steps. We will then ascend along a terraced hillside and reach the small hamlet of Saguleri and Sirdibas. We will see beautiful views of Shringi Himal (7,187 m). Further, we will pass through small villages and continue trekking upstreams. The trail will take us to Philim. Crossing a bridge, we will trek for around a couple of hours and reach Lokpa. 

    • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: tea house
    • Place: lokpa village
    • Altitude: 1830m/6003ft
  • Day 05 Lokpa to Dumje (2460m/8070ft) -6 hours

    Leaving Lopka behind, we will cross a suspension bridge and trek through a forest. On the way, we will get to see the views of Ganesh Himal. We reach Rainjam and descend down to Sarpu Khola. Further, we will ascend towards Upper Tsum Valley and reach Dumje for the night stay.

    • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: tea house/guest house
    • Place: Dumje village
    • Altitude: 2460m/8070ft
  • Day 06 Dumje to Nile- Chule (3,361m/11026ft) -6 hours

    Trekking through small villages, we will ascend on a ridge. During the trek, we will come across several chortens. From Lamagain, we will head towards Burji village and head north to Milarepa‚Äôs Cave. Further crossing Siyar Khola, we reach the Nile where we will spend the night. 

    • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: tea house/guest house
    • Place: Nile village
    • Altitude: 3361m/11026ft
  • Day 07 Nile to Mu Gompa(3700m/12139ft) -2/3 hours

    Mu Gompa is one of the largest and the farthest point monastery in the Tsum valley trek. Around 60+ aged 7 monks who spend all their life long for retreat and puja activities are looking at this monastery. this ancient monastery has a beautiful wall panting with the statue of Guru Padmasambhava and Tara. Today, we will trek to the famous Mu Gompa and there is no more settlement on the trail. We can explore a day with a great view of the valley and the border mountains.

    • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: stay in Monastery very basic
    • Place: Mu Gompa
    • Altitude: 3700m/12139ft
  • Day 08 Exploration day around Mu Gompa (3700m/12139ft)

    Mu Gumpa is an ancient monastery built in 1895 AD. According to ancient scripture Gompa was established by the Guru Rinpoche in the eight century, Indian saint credited with spreading Buddhism into the Himalaya and Tibet. After breakfast, we will explore the Mu Gompa and its nearby areas. We will trek to the Nunnery and to a small pond (Chosyang tal)situated a bit further from Nunnery. We also have the option to trek to Vajyo. 

    • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: Basic stay in Monastery
    • Place: Monastery
    • Altitude: 3700m/12139ft
  • Day 09 Mu Gumba to Rachen Gompa (3300m/10791ft) -5/6 hours

    Today, we will trek back to Chhokangparo. We will visit Rachen Gompa here and get a chance to interact with locals. Before reaching Rachen Gompa, we will cross a huge courtyard. After visiting the Gompa, head south and cross a bridge to descend to Chhokangparo. 

    • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: tea house/guest house
    • Place: Rachen Gompa
    • Altitude: 3300m/10791ft
  • Day 10 Rachen Gumpa to Chumling (2360m/7717ft) - 6 hours

    Crossing a river, we will pass by Chhokang Paro. From here, we will descend down to Chumling. In around a couple of hours, we will come across an old monastery and continue descending down to Siyar Khola. We reach Chumling for the night stay.

    • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: tea house/ guest house
    • Place: Chumling village
    • Altitude: 2360m/7717ft
  • Day 11 Chumling to Deng (1800m/5905ft) -8 hours

    Descend down to Lokpa following the same trail. We will cross a suspension bridge and trek along a rocky ridge. Passing through Ghatte Khola, we will come across millet, maize, and potato field. Further, we will trek through a gorge, and walk along Budhi Gandaki. The trail then passes by a dense bamboo forest and take us to Deng.

    • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: tea house/guest house
    • Place: Deng village
    • Altitude: 1800m/5905ft
  • Day 12 Deng to Namrung (2630m/8628ft) - 7 hours

    After having breakfast, you will cross the Budhi Gandaki river and ascend to Bhim. You will then trek through dense forests and lovely villages to Prok. Here, you will get to see the stunning views of Siringi Himal. Further, you will again cross Budhi Gandaki and trek along with the upstream to a narrow gorge. With one last steep climb, you will reach Namrung for the night stay.

    • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: tea house/guest house
    • Place: Namrung village
    • Altitude: 2630m/8628ft
  • Day 13 Namrung to Lho (2957m/9701ft) - 5 hours via Hinang Gumpa (3200m)

    Today, we will gradually ascend and trek through dense forests. We will reach Lihi, a small village with several chortens fastened with colorful prayer flags as well as barley terraces. From here, the trail descends and crosses the side valley of Simnag Himal, we pass by Sho village. The trail from here will take us to Lho village, which will welcome us with fantastic views of Mt. Manaslu. We will also visit a famous ancient gompa here, Ribung Gompa.

    • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: tea house
    • Place: Lho village
    • Altitude: 2957m/9701ft
  • Day 14 Lho to Samagaun (3540m/11614ft) -5 hours via Shyala The 360 degree view spot

    After having breakfast, we will begin trekking and reach Shyala village. Shyala is a picturesque village surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Ngadi Chuli on the left side, Mt. Manaslu as well as huge glaciers in front, and other snowy peaks are the right side.  

    • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: tea house/guest house
    • Place: sama gaun village
    • Altitude: 3540m/11614ft
  • Day 15 Acclimatizing day at Samagaun Hike to MBC (4940m) or Punhyen Gompa(3980m)

    After so many continuous trekking days, it is our rest day at Samagaon to acclimatize our body and explore. We will explore the village and visit Pungyen Gompa from where we will get to witness stunning views of glaciers. Likewise, we will also see several mani stones with Buddhist text & pictures on it. We will also get a chance to observe the lifestyle, tradition, culture of locals residing in this remote area. Or if you like to explore your day more challenging and rewarding, a side trip to the 8th Highest Mountain Mt. Manaslu (8163m) base camp trek can be the best option.

    • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: tea house
    • Place: samagaun village
    • Altitude: 3540m/11614ft
  • Day 16 Samagaun to Samdo (3865m/12680ft) -3 hours

    We will descend down to the Budhi Gandaki River after having breakfast. We will then cross a bridge and a trail from here take us to the Manaslu Base Camp. On the way, we will pass by numerous mani walls and lush forests of birch & juniper. Further, we will descend and cross a wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki. From here, we will ascend steeply between two forks of the river. We will then reach Kani and finally arrive at Samdo.

    • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: tea house/guest house
    • Place: samdo village
    • Altitude: 3865m/12680ft
  • Day 17 Samdo to Dharamasala (4,480m/14698ft) - 4 hours

    Descending down the edge, we will cross a wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki and ascend. We will then cross two streams. On the way, we will see a stunning view of Larkya Glacier. Further, from Salka Khola valley, we will ascend towards Dharamsala also known as Larke Phedi.  

    • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: tea house
    • Place: very basic tea house
    • Altitude: 4480m/14698ft
  • Day 18 Cross the Larke pass (5,106m/16752ft) trek down to Bimtang (3,720m) -8/9 hours

    Today is the day, We have been waiting for. After about three hours of ascending up through the northside of the larke La valley Glaciers, will begin to see prayer flags and presents a superb view of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Further, we trek across glacier moraines and ascend slowly. Absolutely rewarding viewpoint at the top of the Glasier is waiting to welcome us. "Yaa Hoo, We made it!" Time for celebration. We will get to see magnification views of Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Mt. Annapurna, and Kanguru and other several surrounding mountains. just about 5-7 munites walk from the pass, there is another excellent view spot to make the pictures. From here the trails descend down to Bhimtang.

    • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: tea house
    • Place: Bimthang village
    • Altitude: 3720m/12204ft
  • Day 19 Bimtang to Tilije (2,300m/7545ft) -6 hours

    Today, the trail will present scenic mountain views. We will descend and cross a high pasture. We will then cross a bridge over Dudh Khola, and pas by beautiful rhododendron forest. Further, we will trek on a narrow valley trail and reach high cultivated land at Karche. From here, we will pass by fields and ascend on a steep path. Descending down the ridge, we will reach a riverbank and to Gho village. The trail from here will take us to Tilije where we will stay overnight.

    • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: tea house/guest house
    • Place: Tilije village
    • Altitude: 2300m/7545ft
  • Day 20 Tilije to Dharapani and drive to Besisahar (720m/2362ft) -6/7 hours

    After having breakfast, we will descend down to Dharapani. The trail will be relatively easy and scenic. We will ascend on a small ridge and enjoy the stone paved trail as it passes through a beautiful village. Crossing Dudh Khola, we again ascend up through a chorten-shaped arch, pass by mani walls. From Dharapani, you will drive to Besisahar on a dirt road.

    • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: tea house/guest house
    • Place: besisahar
    • Altitude: 720m/2362ft
  • Day 21 Drive back to Kathmandu (1360m/ 4462ft)from Besisahar

    After having breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu today. Following a route along the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers, we will pass by beautiful villages, green hills, and terrace farming before reaching Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will head to our hotel and rest for the day. In the evening, we will stroll in the vibrant streets of Thamel and also do shopping. 

    • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
    • Accommodation: 3 star hotel
    • Place: Thamel, Kathmandu
    • Altitude: 1400m/15995ft