5106 Larkya La Pass
- 1 Trekking permit preparation
- 2 Days Drive
- 19 Days Trekking
- March to May
- September to October
- 23 Breakfast
- 21 Lunch
- 20 Dinner
- 3 Nights at Hotel
- 20 Days at Lodge or Home stay
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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.
Tsum Valley Manaslu trek
The Tsum Valley Manaslu trek ascends follow Buri Gandaki River. 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 01: Arriving in Kathmandu (1350m).
Day 02: Tsum Valley & Manaslu Permit and trekking gears preparation day
Day 03: Drive to Arkhet,
Day 04-5: Trekking
Day 06: Restricted area Permit entry day at Jagat
Day 06-11: Trekking
Day 12: Hike to Ganesh Himal Base Camp
Day 13: Trekking
Day 14: Connect from Tsum Valley trek to Manaslu trek
Day 15-16: Trekking
Day 17: Acclimatization day
Day 18-19: Trekking
Day 20: Larkya La Pass 5106m day, the highest pass on the trek.
Day 21: Trekking
Day 22: 2 Hours trek and 5 hours drive
Day 23: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 24: Departure from Kathmandu (1350m).
Arriving in Kathmandu
Our representative will hold “Nepal Hidden Treks and Expedition P. Ltd “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.
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 - Arkhet Bazaar
620m 6-7 Hours overnight at 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 Arkhet. It takes 8-9 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.
Arkhet Bazar - Machha Khola
869m 6-7 Hours
Today is first day of the trek. After the breakfast, you will start the trek. Trek from Arkhet Bazar 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 7 Hours
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 6-7 Hours overnight at 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 4 Hours overnight at 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 4 Hours overnight at Home Stay
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 6-7 Hours overnight at 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
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 overnight at Gompa
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
6 Hours Gumpa Lungdang for overnigh
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 4-5 Hours overnight at Home stay
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 Home stay.
Ripchet - Deng
1860m 6-7 Hours
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 6-7 hours overnight at 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 - Samagaon
3520m 5-6 hours overnight at 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 gaon, Sho Goan, Lho Gaun and Syala Gaon. 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 Samagaon is 5-6 hours walking. Samagaon is located at 3520m, overnight at Lodge.
Acclimatization day in Samagoan
Trip to Pungyen Gompa
Way to Manaslu Basecamp
Samagaon - Samdo
3875m 3-4 Hours
The trail from Samagoan 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 4-5 Hours
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 - Bimthang 3590m
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 Bimthang. Trek from Dharmashala to Bimtang is 7-8 hours walk, overnight at Lodge.
Bimthang - Gho
2515m 5-6 Hours
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 5-6 hours walk. Gho is located at 2515m, overnight at Lodge.
Gho - Dharapani - Besishahar
830m 2 Hours walk and 5 Hours drive
You will trek from Gho to Dharapani around 2 hours. From Dharapani, you will drive 5 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 5-6 Hours
After the breakfast at the Lodge in Besishahar, drive to Kathmandu by public 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 5-6 hours’ drive, overnight at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Optional: If you want, it is also possible to hire a Private Car/ Jeep/ Van.
Departure to your Home.
Final departure to international airport to fly your home country.
- Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus.
- 3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan.
- All meal during trekking with 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.
- Kathmandu-Arkhet and Dharapani -Besishahar-Kathmandu by Public Bus or 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-short.
- 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).
- Lunch and Dinner 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 This 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 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.
How And Where Can We Process Nepal's Visa ?
You will get on arrival Visa in Kathmandu International Airport . If you fill up this form Department of Immigration Nepal and bring it with you from there. It will be much faster and avoid the long queue.
US $ 30 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days.
US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days.
US $ 125 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 100 days.
Regardless of the provision stated in 1(a) and 1(b), tourists with the passport from South Asian
Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations isn’t required to pay visa fee for 30 days. However, Indian nationals do not require the visa to enter into Nepal.
Do You Have A Packing List For The 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