Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek - 26 Days

Trip Code NDC-1018
Trip grade Moderate

Quick facts

  • Max. Altitude:
    4,030m/13,218ft
  • On Trek:
    19 Days
  • Trek Style:
    Tea House
  • Trek Starts From:
    Aarughat
  • Trek Ends At:
    Besisahar
  • Best Seasons:
    Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (Mid-March to May)

Trip Overview

Tsum valley is one of the world’s remotest Himalayan Valleys. Often described as a hidden gem of Nepal this untouched and unexplored valley was opened recently for trekkers. This trek will take you to one of the most mysterious and culturally vibrant valley Ganesh Himal, Sring  Himal and Boudh Himal ranges. The Tibetan influence can be easily noticed as it was once a part of Tibetian Kingdom.

The Tibetan Buddhist culture is still very prevalent in Tsum and the scenery is stunning with beautiful forests and countryside overshadowed by the towering Ganesh Himal. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’, which means vivid and after visiting Tsum, you will understand how the valley got this name.

People of the valley, referred as Tsombas, have their own culture, dialect, art and religion. A system of polyandry where a woman marries all the brothers in the family is still in practice in that region which may be quite fascinating to many.

Being one of the less trodden valleys, the Tsum valley trek is absolutely fascinating with strong, friendly, hospitable people, a living Buddhist culture, and untouched wildlife because of Buddhist prohibitions on hunting.

Manaslu Tsum valley trek combine both Tsum valley & Manaslu larkya la pass trekking trail. The trekking in Manaslu and Tsum valley region provides spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and Tibet and is now a controlled trekking route, allowing organized trekking groups with special permits to gain entry into this region to venture around its spectacular circuit.

After 7 hours drive from Kathmandu, You will reach your starting point: Aarughat. For the first half of your trek you will ascend the Budhi Gandaki valley passing through mix of dense forest, terraced fields and beautiful hill villages. As you leave the Manaslu trail for the Tsum Valley, you will begin to understand why Tsum valley is called Hidden gem of Nepal.

Trip itinerary

  • 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

  • 02 Sightseeing of Historical and cultural landmarks of Kathmandu

  • 03 Drive from Kathmandu to Aarughat (7-8 hours)

  • 04 Aarughat to Lapubesi (5-6 hours)

  • 05 Lapubesi to Tatopani (4-5 hours)

  • 06 Tatopani to Philim (5-6 hours)

  • 07 Philim to chumling (5-6 hours)

  • 08 Chumling to Chhoknag-Paro (3-4 hours)

  • 09 Chhoknag-Paro to Nile (3-4 hours)

  • 10 Nile to Mu gompa (2-3 hours)

  • 11 Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3-4 hours)

  • 12 Rachen Gompa to Lungdang Gumba (5-6 hours)

  • 13 Day trip to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (7-8 hours)

  • 14 Lungdang Gumba to Lokpa (7-8 hours)

  • 15 Lokpa to Ghap (4-5 hours)

  • 16 Ghap to Lho (5-6 hours)

  • 17 Lho to Samagaon (2-3 hours)

  • 18 Samagaon to Samdo (2-3 hours)

  • 19 Samdo to Dharamashala (2-3 hours)

  • 20 Dharmasala to Bimthang via Larkya La (7-9 hours)

  • 21 Bimthang to Dharapani (7-8 hours)

  • 22 Dharapani to Ghermu

  • 23 Ghermu to Besisahar

  • 24 Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu

  • 25 Free day at Kathmandu, Enjoy souvenir shopping for the rest of the day.

  • 26 Final Departure.

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