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Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

Manasalu Tsum valley trek is journey to remote North mid West Himalaya of Nepal. It is a hidden valley of Manasalu area. Since many years trekkers are unknown about it. It has been around 10 to 15 years of getting its popularity. Very few trekkers are known about this place. The name Manaslu Tsum Valley is translated from Tibetan language. It means “Beyul Kyimolung” for valley of happiness. Here local people migrated from Tibet in around 300 years ago. They bring rich culture and custom with them. Till now they are following the same. It is in warm subtropical alpine with cool temperatures around mountainous zone. The month of April to June and September to November is the best time to trek in this valley.

Manaslu tsum valley trek is started with drive to Soti Khola. We follow the main trial and we settle down in many villages according to our itinerary. Here we get many traditional villages beneath towering of Ganesh Himal. Our walk will be mostly on pristine forest of rhododendron, pines, magnolia, oaks and fir trees. It is completely wilderness. Walking in wild we are offered with panoramic views of massive Ganesh Himal and few Manaslu ranges peak. This area is most remote area of Nepal. So we are lacked with the facilities. We need to spend our some nights in tented camp. This will also be very nice experience for us. Having a circular round around Manaslu Tsum Valley we lastly be at Soti Khola and drive back to Kathmandu to end our trek.

Himalaya Scenery is always there for you to offer Manasalu Tsum Valley trek in your any preferred days of the year. We provide expert guides and potters who can easily help you in trekking. There will be no any compromise with the season. According to your holiday we make trekking days for you. Our team member will give you the best effort to make you happy and successful trek in Nepal.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to Hotel
Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (640m) – 8 Hours
Day 04: Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola (775m) – 6 Hours
Day 05: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m) – 6 Hours
Day 06: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m) – 6 Hours
Day 07: Trek to Lakuwa 2,2400m – 05 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Chumling 2,386 m – 06 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Chokhan-paro 3,010 m – 05 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Nele 3,361m after a visiting Milereppa cave – 07 hours.
Day 11: Trek to Mu Gompa 3,700 m – 04 hours.
Day 12: Rest day at Mu Gompa visit local village and monastery.
Day 13: Trek to Rachen Gompa 3240m – 05 hours.
Day 14: Trek back to Chumling 2,386 m – 06 hours.
Day 15: Trek to Philim 1590m – 07 hours.
Day 16: Trek to Tatopani (Hot Spring) – 06 hours.
Day 17: Trek to Soti-Khola 7 30 m – 06 hours.
Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.
Day 19: Final International departure

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to Hotel

The representatives from Himalayan Scenery will welcome you at TIUA (Tribhuwan International University Airport) upon your arrival. We then transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 02: Full Day Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley

Take breakfast and around at 9:00 AM start to sightseeing point, we spend the whole for the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley. You will have the full day guided sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley covering the major cultural attractions which have also been cited as The World Heritage Cultural Sites. Which is most popular Kathmandu Durbar square and Kumari temple, Patan Durbar Squer Krishna Mandir temple, Syoyembhunath Buddhist Temple, Boddhanath stupa One of the biggest stupa in the world and Pashupatinath Hindu Temple which is main shrine Hinduism temple, After visit return to hotel and stay overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (640m) – 8 Hours

After breakfast drive to Arughat, we will head to Arughat from Kathmandu. Arughat is the starting point of our trek. We drive through Dhading Besi to eventually reach Arughat. It takes around eight hours for our bus to get there. We stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola (775m) – 6 Hours

After breakfast trek to Sotikhola, we continue our trek following the Budhi Gandaki River towards its origin. Passing through the village of Morder and Simre, we reach Arkhat River. We ascend slowly towards Kyoropani and set up our camp near the confluence of Seti River. Well, Seti River is an ideal place to take a fresh water bath. We stay overnight stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m) – 6 Hours

After breakfast trek to Machhakhola, we descent slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. We then pass the forest to reach Riden Gaon. On reaching Lambeshi, we follow down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki. We stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m) – 6 Hours

From Machha Khola, we head to Khrola Besi. We then move to Tatopani where we can enjoy natural hot spring. Following the trail through the forest, we eventually reach Dovan and then to Jagat. We stay overnight at local guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek to Lakuwa 2,2400m - 05 hrs.

Our today’s destination is Lakuea. Morning walk leads us to higher areas. We pass scattered farm villages with short climb. Walking downhill we cross over a bridge and reach Nagjet and Philim. It is a large village with spread-out farm houses. Walking through farm terraces of golden fields of wheat and barley we climb on rocky ridge top to bamboo forest area to Lakuwa for night.

Day 08: Trek to Chumling 2,386 m - 06 hours.

Leaving Lakuwa village we walk through Buri gandkai River. Now we are heading toward Manaslu Tsum Valley. It is hidden valley of happiness. The route enters narrow gorge with short descend. Then we walk uphill climb to rhododendron and pine tree forest. We past small farm villages and climb above Lungwa Khola and reach Chumling village for first night in Tsum Valley.

Day 09: Trek to Chokhan-paro 3,010 m - 05 hours.

Walking slowly in high altitude and offer us mountain views of Ganesh Himal peaks. The landscapes and villages look very similar to Tibetan windswept plateau. We walk downhill and cross a bridge over Smatiking Khola. Viewing Ganesh Himal known as Yangra (7,422 m) high, walking slowly leads us to Chokhan-paro village for night.

Day 10: Trek to Nele 3,361m after a visiting Milereppa cave - 07 hours.

We are heading closer at upper Tsum area to Nele (Ne-lay). We start a climb into open valley and windswept country. We walk continues uphill and get views of Ganesh and Manaslu Himal. On the way we visit old cave of 11th Centaury Saint Milereppa famous among Buddhist community as poet, singer and tantric guru. His folk songs and tales are still remembered by Tibetans and Buddhist. After a peasant walk we reach Milereppa cave.

Day 11: Trek to Mu Gompa 3,700 m - 04 hours.

Today our walk leads us to highest point at Mu Gompa. It is main destination of our tsum valley trek. It is just morning walk climb to Mu Gompa. Our walk continues to climb on high arid terrain. Through the walking distance we are offered with views of high peaks. In reaching Mu Gompa we walk around valley.

Day 12: Rest day at Mu Gompa to explore the local village and monastery.

After walking continuously for so many days it’s time to rest. Today we will rest for whole days. We will just not rest. We visit village and very old Mu Gompa. It is ancient antique scrolls, statue and relics. This is the most important monastery of Tsum valley area. It will be very interesting to walk around the valley.

Day 13: Trek to Rachen Gompa 3240m - 05 hours.

Spending a wonderful and interesting time at Mu Gompa, it’s time to return back. We visit another impressive monastery of Rachen Gompa. We walk through nice path with few short climbs and downhill. We pass few small villages of cattle herders and reach Rachen Gompa for night. In afternoon visit we walk around Rachen monastery.

Day 14: Trek back to Chumling 2,386 m - 06 hours.

We have almost completed Tsum valley area. Today will be last day walk at Tsum valley area. In morning time we walk long descend to Chumling village. We pass through farm areas. Then we return back into tree lines. Walking downhill for about 6 hours we reach Chumling village for night. It will be last night at Tsum valley area.

Day 15: Trek to Philim 1,590 m - 07 hrs

Our all destination of Tsum valley have completed. Now it’s time to return back. In morning time we walk downhill and follow river downstream. In this walk we view waterfalls and reach Samba, Tingding Chhupyang villages. In this way our walk ends at Philim village for night. This is a nice village having school supported by Japanese (as Mt. Manaslu was first climbed by Japanese).

Day 16: Trek to Tatopani 1, 240 m - 06 hours.

From here we walk on warmer area with paddy fields. Having breakfast our walk leads us to Tatopani. We follow Buri Gandaki River through several small villages of Nagjet, Sidibas Bazaar and Jagat. Further walking we descend at Yaruphant. Then we walk to lower area having dramatic change in vegetation. Finally it ends in six hours walk to Tatopani. In tatopani we can enjoy the hot springs and relax with cool beer.

Day 17: Trek to Soti Khola 730 m - 06 hours.

Spending a nice time at Tatopani and hot spring, our morning walk leads to Soti Khola. We walk around Budhi Gandaki River following downstream. Walking for hours we reach Gurung village of Labubesi. From here we walk further through terraced fields and waterfalls and reach our village at Soti-khola. It will be last night in country side.

Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu - 06 hrs.

Completing our trek now we drive back to Kathmandu. It takes about 7 to 8 hours. We drive back through dhading besi. Until we reach dhading besi we get fully off road. Reaching on Kathmandu, you can do last minute shopping in Kathmandu. At night we celebrate Farewell Dinner together with the trekking team.

Day 19: Final International Departure

Transfer from hotel to International airport you take the returning flight to your hometown. Our representatives will assist you to reach the airport. You return to your home with an unforgettable travel experience in Nepal and happy journey.

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