5106 Larkya La Pass
3 Days Drive
18 Days Trekking
- March to May
- September to October
- 21 Breakfast
- 21 Lunch
- 20 Dinner
- 20 Days at Lodge or Monasteries
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Tsum Valley Manaslu trek or Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek is a hidden treasure trekking destination in Nepal. This trekking region is culturally rich and extremely beautiful Himalayan scenery can be seen. It is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage and untouched valley situated in northern Gorkha district of Nepal.
- Mu Gumba, Ganesh Himal Base Camp, Larkya La Pass are the major attractions of this trek.
- Boudha Himal, Larkya La Peak, Cheo Himal, Kangaroo Himal, Annapunrna II, Himlung Himal, Himalchuli (7893m.), Manaslu 8163m, Ganesh Himal, Ngadi Chuli (7879m.) or (peak 29) and other mountains etc.
- Machha Khola, Jagat, Philim, Lokpa, Chumling, Chhekampar, Nile / Chule, Namrung, Lho, Samagaun, Tilche places
- Pass many Buddhist Mane walls, Stupas, Monasteries during the trek
- Gurung and Nubri people life style , festival, culture
- Many waterfall, farm terrace, suspension bridges
Tsum Valley Manaslu trek
The Tsum Valley Manaslu trek or Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek ascends follow Buri Gandaki River after drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola. Tsum valley (part of the Inner Himalaya) opens from Chhokangparo, where hospitable local people (Tibetan group “Tsombo”) welcome you with traditional Tibetan Chiya (butter tea) and local meal. The Tsum Valley is extremely rich in cultural assets. The valley is dotted with gompas (Buddhist monasteries), chortens and mani walls. The longest mani walls (over 250m) are at Dzong and Phurpe. The valley preserves steps of the great Buddhist Yogi Chyuchin Milarepa and story about Guru Padmasambhava circumbulation.The people here never slaughter animals, even as sacrifice to the gods.The Tsum Valley is surrounded by the Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Sringi Himal to the North. The Tsum valley trekking lies in Manaslu region .This trek can be combined with Larkya La pass 5106m ,The attractive views of Himalchuli (7893m.), Manaslu 8163m, Ganesh Himal, Ngadi Chuli (7879m.) or (peak 29) and other mountains, beautiful varied landscape and different flora and fauna and wonderful. This part is also incomparable beauty and rich blend of Tibetan and Nepalese culture offer a true adventure for visitors to Nepal. Here you will find the mountains and valleys covered with diverse and pristine eco-systems. Fantastic Mountain views, rich culture. Many trekkers would like to trek this part.
Tea house or Lodge has been build in Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek. You can do camping trek as well as tea house trek. If you do tea house trekking, there is simple accommodation and foods are Nepalese dishes.
Day : Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m).
Day : Tsum Valley & Manaslu Permit and trekking gears preparation day
Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Soti khola,
Day 02: Trek Sotikhola - Machha Khola
Day 03: Trek Machha Khola - Jagat
Day 04: Trek Restricted area Permit entry day at Jagat - Lokpa
Day 05: Trek Lokpa - Chumling
Day 06: Trek Chumling - Chhekampar
Day 07: Trek Chhekampar - Mu Gomba
Day 08: Trek Mu Gomba - Chhekampar
Day 09: Trek Chhekampar - Gumba Lungdang
Day 10: Hike to Ganesh Himal Base Camp back to same place
Day 11: Trek Gumba Lungdang - Ripchet
Day 12: Trek Ripchet - Deng
Day 13: Trek Deng - Namrung
Day 14: Trek Namrung - Samagoan
Day 15: Acclimatization day
Day 16: Trek Samagoan - Samdo
Day 17: Trek Samdo - Dharmasala
Day 18: Trek Dharmasala - Larkya La Pass 5106m day, the highest pass - Bhimthang
Day 19: Trek Bhimthang - Tilije
Day 20: Drive Tilije - Besishahar
Day 21: Drive Besishahar - Kathmandu
Day : Departure from Kathmandu (1350m).
Arriving in Kathmandu
Our representative will hold “Himalaya Trip “board on the arrival of the Airport. Please, kindly look this board. After your Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) you will meet my staff then transfer to hotel by private vehicles then stay at the Hotel and free activities in the evening.
Note: For the flexibility , you may book own accommodations Hostel to 5 star Hotel in Kathmandu and you can stay more than one night in Kathmandu before and after the trek at your prefer place.
Restricted Area Permit preparation
We need your original passport to prepare your Manaslu and Tsum Valley Restricted area Permit. It is also the day for trekking gears preparation day. If you have your own gears, it’s okay. But if you do not have, you may buy or rent at Thamel in Kathmandu. Thamel is tourist hub in Kathmandu. All the restaurants, Hotels, Bars, trekking gear shops, Money exchange, souvenir shops etc. are in Thamel.
Kathmandu - Soti Khola
700m, Sotikhola 7-8 Hours drive B,L,D Lodge
Your guide and porter will come to pick you up at your Hotel in the morning and then take a taxi to Bus station. You will take a public bus from Kathmandu to Sotikhola. It takes 9-10 hours’ drive by public bus. The bus will stop for Breakfast and Lunch. Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi is nice road. From Dhading to Arkhet is gravel road, overnight at Lodge.
Optional: If you want, it is also possible to hire a Private Jeep.
Soti Khola - Machha Khola
869m, Machhakhola 6-7 Hours walk B,L,D Lodge
Today is first day of the trek. After the breakfast, you will start the trek. Trek from Soti khola to Machha Khola 6-7 hours walk. The trail is mostly flat and walk on the road. You will pass rice terrace, Soti Khola village, Lapu Besi village, also the view of Siringi Himal snow Peak, overnight at Lodge.
Machha Khola - Jagat
1340m, Jagat 7 Hours walk B,L,D Lodge
You will start the trek after the breakfast. Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (checkpoint) is 7 hours walking. You will follow the Budhi Gandaki River all the way to Jagat. The trail from Machha Khola to Dovan is mostly Nepali flat. From Dovan to Jagat is slowly uphill. We pass Khorla besi, Tatapani (Natural Hot Spring), Dovan, Yaru Khola town. The Jagat is located 1340m, overnight at Lodge.
Jagat - Lokpa
2240m, Lokpa 6-7 Hours walk B,L,D Lodge
Jagat is entry point for Manaslu and Tsum Valley Restricted area. Your guide will check in your permit. Trek from Jagat to Lokpa is 6-7 hours walk. You will pass Sirdibas Philim village during the hike. When you trek little bit further from Ekle Bhatti, there is also the option for Tsum Valley on the right side trail. And climbing up to Lokpa (2240m, 6/7 hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.
Lokpa - Chumling
2386m, Chumling 4 Hours walk B,L,D Lodge
Trek from Lokpa to Chumling (2386m), after breakfast descending to the River and cross suspension bridge , after that continue climbing with rocky trail and Bridge on the cliff and you will reach to another suspension bridge of main river Siyar Khola and continue uphill to Chumling. During the trail you will see shringi Mountain s and Ganesh Himal. And then overnight at Lodge.
Chumling - Chhekampar
3030m, Chhekampar 4 Hours walk B,L,D Lodge
Trek from Chumling to Chhekampar (3030m, 4 hours walking) via Dumji with flat walk and cross again suspension bridge and slowly climb up to Gho after that ascending to Checkampar, Duriing the trail Ganesh(II) is great view from Dumji. And then overnight at Home Stay.
Chhekampar - Mu Gomba
3700m, Mu Gumba 6-7 Hours walk B,L,D Monastery
Trek from Chhekampar to Mu Gomba (3700m,) vai Lama Gaon, Burji ( Melerepa Cave) you get key from the Village and visit to Melerepa cave on the cliff and continue walk to Chule/Nele and Mu Gompa and then overnight at Monastery. Rest of the time visit Nunury up to the cliff and they will offer tea for visitors.
Mu Gomba - Chhekampar
3030m, Chhekampar 5-6 Hours walk B,L,D Lodge
Trek from Mu Gompa to Chhekampar (3030m,) the trek back to Checkampar via Chule, Pangdun, Phurbe, Lar, Rachen Gumpa ( Nunary) and then overnight at Home Stay.
Chhekampar - Gumba Lungdang
3200m 6-7 Hours walk B,L,D Monastery
Chhekampar to Gumpa Lungdang (3200m,) The trails back to Gho and from there continue down to River and cross bridge and continue climb up to Gumba Lunden then overnight at Gompa.
Hike to Ganesh Himal Base Camp
4000m, Ganesh Himal Base Camp 3-4 Hours walk B,L,D Monastery
This day is long day, so have early breakfast and trek to Ganesh Himal Base Camp around 4000 m (6 hours walk with Pack Lunch. During the trail you will see Ganesh Himal himal , Shringi and more mountains and trek back to Gumpa Lungdang for overnight.
Gumba Lungdang - Ripchet
2470m, Ripchet 4-5 Hours walk B,L,D Lodge
Trek from Gumba Lungdang to Ripchet (2470m), Ripchet Village is located on the hill with nice view of Shringi mountain and others with nice Local village. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Ripchet - Deng
1860m 6-7 Hours walk B,L,D Lodge
Trek from Ripchet to Deng (1860m) Via Lokpa and Gampul bridge and meet Manaslu trails and continue gradual walk to Pewa Khola after that ascending to Deng. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Deng - Namrung
2630m, Namrung 6-7 hours walk B,L,D Lodge
From the Deng, you will go down to the river. You will cross the bridge and climb up to Rana gaon. From Ranagaon, you trek to Bihi Phedi. After little bit walk from Bihi Phedi, there is two trail. A trail goes to Prok village on the left side. But you will take right side trail to Ghap. From Ghap, you will trek up to Namrung Village. Namrung is good spot to view Siringi Himal and Ganesh Himal. Trek from Deng to Namrung is 6-7 hours walking. Namrung is located at 2630m, overnight at Lodge.
Optional: It is possible to extend your trek to Prok and Kal Tal or Kal Chhokang Gumpa.
Namrung - Samagaun
3520m, Samagaun 5-6 hours B,L,D Lodge
Namrung has a Check post. Your guide will check in your permit after that you will start the hike. During the hike, you will pass Lihi gaun, Sho Gaun, Lho Gaun and Syala Gaun. You will have a nice view of Mt. Manaslu and Himchuli in different angle in different village. Sama gaon is one of the biggest village on this trek. Trek from Namrung to Samagaun is 5-6 hours walking. Samagaun is located at 3520m, overnight at Lodge.
Acclimatization day in Samagaun
Trip to Pungyen Gompa
Way to Manaslu Basecamp
Samagaun - Samdo
3875m, Samdo 3-4 Hours B,L,D Lodge
The trail from Samagaun to Samdo is short walk. It takes 3-4 hours walk to Samdo. The elevation high here. So, it is better to take it easy. After the lunch in Samdo, you may do side trip to Samdo Peak. You will have excellent view of Mt. Manaslu and other mountains. The Samdo Peak is higher than Samdo village. It will be helpful to acclimatize your body. The Samdo is located at 3875m, overnight at Lodge.
Samdo - Dharmasala
4460m, Dharmasala 4-5 Hours B,L,D Lodge
Today, you will trek from Samdo to Dharmashala/ Larke Phedi. It takes 4-5 hours walk. The trail is all the way slowly up to Dharmasala. You will have nice view of Snow Mountain during the hike. The Dharmasala is located at 4460m, overnight at Lodge.
Dhamasala - Larkya La Pass 5106m - Bhimthang 3590m
5106m, Larkya La Pass 7-8 Hours B,L,D Lodge
You will wake up early in the morning. You will have some hot tea and breakfast, start the hike with pack lunch. The trail from Dharmasala is slowly up to Larkya La pass (5106m). From Larkya La pass, you will have a nice view of Cheo Himal (6820m.), Gyaji Kung (7030m.), Kang guru (6981m.) and the Annapurna II (7937m.). After the Larkya La pass, the trail is all the way downhill to Bhimthang. Trek from Dharmashala to Bhimtang is 7-8 hours walk, overnight at Lodge.
Bimthang - Gho - Tilche
2300m, Tilije 6-7 Hours walk B,L,D Lodge
After the nice view in the morning, you will have breakfast at the Lodge. You will trek from Bimthang to Gho. The Mountain View is still very nice during the hike. The trail is mostly downhill. You will walk on the jungle. It takes 6-7 hours walk. Tilije is located at 2300m, overnight at Lodge.
Tilije - Dharapani - Besishahar
830m, Besishahar 6 Hours drive B,L,D Lodge
Today, you will drive 6 hours to Besishahar by public Jeep. This is last night on the trek. Besishahar is also starting point of Annapurna Circuit Trek. The Besishahar is located at 830m, overnight at Lodge.
Optional: It is also possible to continue Annapurna Circuit Trek from Dharapani.
Besishahar - Kathmandu
1350m 6-7 Hours drive B,L own Hotel
After the breakfast at the Lodge in Besishahar, drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus. The bus will stop for Lunch break on the way. You will still see the Himalayas on the way back to Kathmandu in a clear day. It takes 6-7 hours’ drive, overnight at the own Hotel in Kathmandu.
Optional: If you want, it is also possible to hire a Private Car/ Jeep/ Van.
Note: For the flexibility , you may book own accommodations Hostel to 5 star Hotel in Kathmandu and you can stay more than one night in Kathmandu before and after the trek at your prefer place.
Departure to your Home.
Final departure to international airport to fly your home country.
- All meals (21 Breakfast, 21 Lunch, 20 Dinner) during trekking with 20 nights Lodge and home stay accommodation during the trek.
- One English speaking government certificate holder trekking guide and trekkers 2:1 porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine.
- Manaslu restricted trekking permit and Tsum valley restricted permit.
- Manaslu / Annapurna Conservation area (MCAP) and (ACAP) permit fee.
- Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
- Kathmandu-Sotikhola and Besishahar-Kathmandu by Public and Tourist Bus Bus.
- Tilije - Besishahar by public Jeep.
- First Aids Kit.
- Duffel Bag.
- Fingertip Pulse Oximeter (we use everyday to check your oxygen level and blood pressure in your body to avoid high risk ).
- Himalaya Trip T-shirt.
- Local seasonal fresh fruit like orange, apple, Pomegranates etc.
- 13% Government VAT and Official charge.
Whats not Included?
- International airfare and visa fee( (15 Days US$25 and 30 Days US$40).
- Hotel and meals in Kathmandu.
- Your Trekking gears.
- All the drinks such as: coke, beer, mineral water etc.
- Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
- Tips for the staffs.
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When Is The Best Time To Do Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek?
We organize this trek every day in whole year. But if you are planning to do this trek at the best time. We recommend you following time.
Winter (December – February): This is coldest time of the year. It will be difficult to trek because of there will be heavy snow.
Spring (March – May): This is best time to trek on Tsum Valley Manaslu trek. You will have wonderful weather with warm temperature. You will also have chances to see the Rhododendron flowers.
Summer (June – August): This is monsoon in Nepal. There is chances of raining every day and it will be cloudy and chances of Landslide. The rain poncho or rain jacket is needed.
Autumn (September – November): This is another best time to do this trek. After the raining season. It will be fresh and clear weather will be appear. It will be warm temperature.
What Kind Of Foods Do We Expect During The Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek ?
The Lodges have Menu; you will have your own choice. The foods are hygienic. But it is not like cities foods. Non-veg food are not recommend. It is not hygienic.
Breakfast: Simple Breakfast (Eggs any item, toast or Tibetan Bread, Pancake, Muesli, Oat Porridge etc.)
Lunch: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam,Tomato Hot spicy, Chicken curry optional), Macorani , Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo.Mo or dumpling, Pizza, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries etc.
Dinner: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam,Tomato Hot spicy or pickle, Chicken curry optional), Macorani , Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo.Mo or dumpling, Pizza, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries etc.
Dessert: Fresh Fruit (Apple, orange, pomegranates, Banana with any seasonal fruit) serve as sweet dessert.
Note: All the drinks soft, hot, hard drinks are not included.
Do You Have A Packing List For The Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek ?
Trekking boots (If new boots are purchased, “break them in” to avoid blisters) and spare laces
Hat (Warm),scarf and gloves
Trousers (Warm trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night.
Running shoes, sandals or thongs (To wear in the camp at night or when your boots are wet).
Shorts and trousers
Wool-blend socks, liner socks and under wear(three pairs)
T-shirts (two or three) and long sleeved shirt with collar (long sleeved – shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.)
Laundry soap powder or bar
Sunscreen (SPF 20+) and lip bal
Iodine ,water-purification tablets or filter
Insect repellent ( for lower elevation)
Sleeping back and silk liner
Torch (flashlight),spare batteries and bulbs
Down jacket or down vest
Camera ,memory card and battery charger( spare batteries)
Books and magazines
Quick- drying camp towel
Day pack (This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirements for the day e.g. toilet items,cameras, towel, soap, chocolate bar etc.)
2-4 large plastic bags: to separate clean clothes from dirty ones
Personal medical supplies
Available of the trip
We organise small group private trip. If you are 2 or more people in your group, you may book any dates.
The travel insurance is need in case of any emergency. It is recommend to have. If you are doing short and low elevation trek, you can do normal insurance. But if you are doing high altitude or adventure trek, you should have emergency rescue.
Last Minute booking
Normally, trekkers plan the trip before 3-9 months. Some trekkers decide the trip in last minutes. It is also possible to book your trek at last minutes. For the Last minutes booking, you need to make a full payment.
Tipping is highly expected. Our staffs try their best during the trip. After the trip, Tipping is expected. It is not fixed amount or percentage. We recommend the tipping according to their services.
When you are travelling, the safety is most important. For the safety of our clients, we trained our guide and porters. They are all register trekking / Tour / Climbing guide and experience porters.
Extra personal expenses
For the extra expenses, it is good to bring USD / Euro / Pound Sterling or ther currency. You may change to Nepali Rupees (NPR) at Tribhuwan International Airport or near your Hotel in Kathmandu. You will use only Nepali rupees during the trip.
Accept few countries , you will get on arrival Nepal’s Visa at the Tribhuwan International Airport or Nepal board. I recommend to fill up Nepal Visa online form and bring it with you. It will be faster and easy for you and visa fee is recommended to bring cash US dollar. You can’t pay by using credit card.
Trip extension or Itinerary Disclaimer
We organize small group private trip. The trip extension is possible but you have to figure out when you booking the trip.
Group joing and Fixed departure
Most of the time, we have small group private trip. Group joining or fixed departure will be available only at the clients request.
You are not taking all the lugguage on the trek. You will take only necessary gears on the trek and rest of the gears, you will store at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara or in our office in Kathmandu. All the Hotels have free lagguge store services. It is more convinent to store at your Hotel.
- Ask permission to photograph people.
- Do not remove or purchase antiques, it is illegal.
- Avoid wearing revealing clothes and avoid outward displays of physical affection.
- Do not anything to disturb environment or wild animals.
Normally, domestic flight is not on time. If you have international flight with domestic connection flight. It is always better to keep some gaps.
For the Booking, we need passport copy, passport size photo by email or What's App and 20% deposit.
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- Local or reasonable price
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