The Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek combines two challenging, spectacular treks in what is arguably the most beautiful part of the Himalayas. This long trek, which includes more than two weeks of walking, offers panoramic vistas, high mountain passes, remote villages and spiritual centers with colorful monasteries and chhortens.
The trek begins on the Manaslu Circuit with a gradual walk along the Budi Gandaki river leading you to the Tsum Valley, where we visit the popular Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa monasteries. We return to the Manaslu circuit trail and eventually reach the spiritual center of Sama Gaon with its monasteries and fluttering prayer flags, where we have a rest and acclimatization day. Then comes the traverse of the challenging Larke Pass (5,160m), with its unobstructed views of high Himalayan peaks, glaciers and glacial lakes.
We then descend to the Marshyangdi River valley and ultimately drive back to Kathmandu. For more information on the outstanding Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek, please contact Nepal Hiking Trek.
Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m).
Day 02:City tour or free day to explore and shop on your own.
Day 03:Drive to Aarughat (710m).
Day 04:Aarughat to Soti Khola (800m).
Day 05:Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (900m).
Day 06:Maccha Khola to Dovan (1,410m).
Day 07:Dovan to Philim (1,760m).
Day 08:Philim to Chumling (2,275m).
Day 09:Chhumling to Chhekampar (3,011m).
Day 10:Chhekampar to Lokpa (2,240m).
Day 11:Lokpa to Deng (1,804m).
Day 12:Deng to Namrung (2,630m).
Day 13:Namrung to Samagaon (3,530m).
Day 14:Rest and acclimatization day.
Day 15:Samagaon to Samdo (3,860m).
Day 16:Samdo to Dharamsala/Larke Base Camp (4,460m).
Day 17:Larke Base Camp to Larkya Pass (5,160m) to Bimthang (3,720m).
Day 18:Bimthang to Soti (2,300m).
Day 19:Soti to Srichaur (1,700m).
Day 20:Drive to Kathmandu/farewell dinner.
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu (1,350m). Namaste and welcome to Nepal! A Nepal Hiking Trek representative will meet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel. Bed and breakfast plan (BB).
Day 02City tour or free day to explore and shop on your own. The tour includes the Kathmandu valley, Pashupatinath temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Boudhanath. We offer an expert tour guide for this day excursion. BB.
Day 03Drive to Aarughat (710m). After breakfast, we drive to Aarughat, the gateway of this trek. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included (BLD).
Day 04Aarughat to Soti Khola (800m).Today we follow the bank of the Budi Gandaki River, walking up and down on a wide trail. After about 4-5 hours, we reach Soti Khola. BLD
Day 05Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (900m). We walk through dense woods, terraced rice fields and cross various suspension bridges. We also see beautiful waterfalls and pass the traditional Nepali villages of Khursane and Lapubesiafter. Then we descend to the river, cross a bridge and reach Machha Khola. BLD
Day 06Maccha Khola to Dovan (1,410m). Today we walk on a narrow and tough trail through Khorlabesi and Tatopani, with its natural hot springs bath. From there, we cross a suspension bridge and walk over a ridge to Dovan. BLD
Day 07Dovan to Philim (1,760m).We walk through various Gurung ethnic villages and have a good view of Sringii Himal as we approach Philim. BLD
Day 08Philim to Chumling (2,275m). Starting on an easy path, the trail gradually ascends to Lokpa and then finally to Chumling after many ascents and descents and 6-7 hours of walking. BLD
Day 09Chhumling to Chhekampar (3,011m). After crossing a suspension bridge, we walk to the next ridge and enjoy the beautiful Ganesh Himal. We enter an isolated part of Tsum after crossing the Rainjham and Serpu Khola. Steeply climbing up, we reach Chhokangparo with the best view of Himalchuli. BLD
Day 10Chhekampar to Lokpa (2,240m). We retrace our steps until we reach Lokpa. The trail is rugged and challenging as we descend. BLD
Day 11Lokpa to Deng (1,804m). Today we walk through forest, descending to the Budi Gandaki River bank and then gradually up to the tiny village of Deng. The people follow Tibetan Buddhism and have their own dialect, customs and social pattern. The Lumbo Himal can be seen while walking up. BLD
Day 12Deng to Namrung (2,630m).After a gradual descent to the Budi Gandaki River, we walk up to Rana village. Walking further, we pass beautiful Mani walls and various monasteries that lead us to Ghap. We then walk through a narrow gorge and dense woods leading to a short steep climb to Namrung. BLD
Day 13Namrung to Samagaon (3,530m). On our steep route today we visit the historic Pun Gyan Buddhist monastery before reaching Samagaon. BLD
Day 14Rest and acclimatization day. Today we explore Samagaon, visiting the colorful village and its nearby monasteries. We make sure to stay active as part of the high-altitude acclimatization process. BLD
Day 15Samagaon to Samdo (3,860m). We pass the longest Mani walls of the route at the Kermo meadow. Soon, we encounter the gateway of Samdo village, with its ancient monasteries. We have the opportunity to witness morning and evening prayer chants. BLD
Day 16Samdo to Dharamsala/Larke Base Camp (4,460m). Following the ancient trade route to Tibet, we trek down to the bridge and climb up to Larke Base Camp. Rest and prepare yourself for tomorrow's adventure, when we cross Larke Pass (5,160m). BLD
Day 17Larke Base Camp to Larkya Pass (5,160m) to Bimthang (3,720m). After an early breakfast, we begin walking across the the glacial moraine and climb up through the steep trail towards Larke Pass. After a long, gradual ascent, we reach the top of Larke Pass, where trekkers put prayer flags. The panorama of Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna, Himlung, Kanguru and other peaks can be seen. We then descend 1,440 meters to Bimthang. BLD
Day 18Bimthang to Soti (2,300m). We descend through green fields, cross the river and walk through a rhododendron forest. Then we pass a grazing meadow and, after lunch, trek down to the river bed and walk to Soti village. BLD
Day 19Soti to Srichaur (1,700m). Continuing our descent, we reach Srichaur and the end of our spectacular trek. BLD
Day 20Drive to Kathmandu/farewell dinner.After breakfast, we drive to Kathmandu, enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Marshyangdi River and Trishuli River valleys. Reaching Kathmandu, we transfer you to your hotel, where you will no doubt enjoy a long shower!
Day 21Departure.After a memorable experience, we take you to the airport for your departure. Thank you for your journey with us.