Our representative will be at airport with your name card. Once you grab him you will be heartily welcomed by him putting garland on your neck which means welcome to Nepal. Then you will be driven to the hotel by car. Rest and enjoy the day around the town.
Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley
Day 01 Arrive at Kathmandu (1320m).
Day 02 Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Your tour guide for the day will meet you at your hotel. Your first stop will be Nepal’s most important Hindu sight, Pashupatinath. This site sits on the banks of the holy Bagmati River and is used as a cremation ground. Our next stop will be Bodhnath, the largest Buddhist stoupa in Asia. This is your chance to see some of the thousands of pilgrims who gather to walk around the dome each day. Climb up to one of the many rooftop cafes for lunch and be rewarded with a bird’s-eye view of the entire square. After lunch we turn to the medieval temples in Patan’s Durbar Square. Patan is one of 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley, it’s filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. Our last stop for the day is the Buddhist temple Swayambhnath, mobbed by monkeys and soaring above the city on a hilltop, the ‘Monkey Temple’ is a fascinating, chaotic jumble of Buddhist and Hindu iconography. This is a great place to enjoy your day, so enjoy the view and maybe catch a sunset before heading back to your hotel for dinner. In the evening you will have a meeting with your trekking guide who will make sure you are prepared, explain how your trek will run and also answer any questions you may have.
Day 03 Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (620m) about 8 hours.
Today we long drive by local bus or private jeep to Arughat. This is an interesting drive throughout highway and off road. Until Dhading besi we drive paved road after that we take off road uphill and downhill. During our driving we will stop for lunch in local restaurant for Daal Bhat, noodle soup or fried noodle.
Day 04 Trek from Arughat to SotiKhola (710m) about 5 hours.
Our first trekking day, we follow the off road till Sotikhola experiencing village lifestyle. We follow Budhi Gandaki River with scenic view of cliffs and water falls on another side.
Day 05 Trek from SotiKhola to Machha Khola (900m) about 7 hours.
After having breakfast we cross the suspension bridge and walk through the sal forest on to a ridge above high rapid of Budhi Gandaki River. Then we enter to the rocky cliffy trail toward Lapubeshi by passing some waterfalls and scene of waterfalls on another side. We further climb rocky trail towards Machha Khola following the River bank.
Day 06 Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1410m) about 7 hours.
After breakfast we again follow narrow trails which make some up and down, after crossing Tharo Khola we reach at Khorlabesi. Then we walk some more up and down to Tatopani (hot spring) where we can take quick wash. The trail divert to the left bank of river by crossing the suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki.After that the trails lead toward to jagat.
Day 07 Trek from Jagat to Philim(1590m) about 4 hours.
At the beginning of the day starts uphill to the rocky ridge to Salleri and descend to Setibas. The valley takes you to the suspension bridge and climb up to Philim, which is big Gurung village.
Day 08 Trek from Philim to Chumling (2363m) about 7 hours.
Today we are entering Tsum vally from Manaslu circuit trail. The trail passes through pine and Rhododendron forest doing up hills and downhills. After crossing the Shiar Khola finally arrive at Chmling.Visit the old monastery in Chumling.
Day 09 Trek from Chumling to Chhokanparo (3010m) about 6 hours.
After crossing the suspension bridge and reaches to the opposite side we could see gorgeous view of Ganesh Himal. Walk through rainjham and Serpukhola, now we enter hidden tsum Vally. Then we steeply climb to Chhokanparo.
Day 10 Trek from Chhokangparo to Nile (3361m), via Milarepa cave about 7 hours.
Today we walk through Lamagaon to ranchen Gompa. On the way we climb up to the Milarepa cave then we cross the Shiar Khola, passing few villages finally arrives Nile.
Day 11 Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa (4030m) about 4 hours.
Now we are almost close to the Tibetan border. We walk through west bank of the valley enjoying the views of Tibetan landscapes. We climb up to the Mu Gompa (very old monastery) more closely to Tibet now. We stay at monastery’s guest house
Day 12 Rest in Mu Gompa.
Today we do some excursion to the many small peaks for the spectacular views. We can go half day till Nunnrey or full day to Bhajyo with packing lunch.
Day 13 Trek from Mu Gompa to Ranchen Gompa (3240m) about 5 hours.
Today we descend all the way down to Ranchen Gompa. The Gompa was establishing in 1905 AD and it is a nunnery in the Shiar khola valley. It is the largest nunnery of this region with its importance. This is paintaid with Buddhist mural paintings.
Day 14 Trek from Ranchen Gompa to Chumje (3230) about 6 hours.
Today we continue south until a bridge crosses to the west bank then descend again to Chhokangparo. Drop down to Chhokangparo on the previous trail for about 2hrs, until a small gompa is reached at Gho (2485m). Then taking the northern route in the lower Tsum Valley, we finally arrive at Chumje.
Day 15 Trek from Chumje to Bihi (3130m) about 7 hours.
From Chumje, we continue on the northern route in the lower Tsum Valley. Pass the village of Dorjon Kharka just before reaching Rana. After crossing the large suspension bridge in the main valley of the Manaslu Budhi Gandaki River arrive Bihi Village.
Day 16 Trek from Bihi to Namrung (2630m) about 7 hours.
After morning breakfast we cross the Budhi Gandaki after short walk from Deng and follow the north bank and then climb to Rana at 1980m. Then head west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. Cossing various streams and rivers we drop into the Sringi Valley. Ater few ups and downs in forests by passing many mani walls. Then we head to Prok village from where e could see stunning view of Siringi Himal. We cross the River many times with monasteries en route. After few up and down and at end steepy up we arrive at Namrung.
Day 17 Trek from Namrung to Sama Gaon (3530m) about 7 hours.
After early morning stunning view of Mt Ganesh Himal, Mt siringi and Mt Himal Chuli on the south we head toward Samagaon. We climb up and pass through forest arrive Lihi where we can observe many Chortens and beautiful barley terrace fields. We pass through Lho and Shyala village during our walking. From Lho we could see picturesque view of Mt. Manasalu. Furhter more to Samagaon we can see Glaciers and other mountains as well.
Day 18 Rest and acclimatization at Samagaon
We will walk around the village and visit monastery which is Buddhist monastery where you can visit. We can see the rich Sherpa culture in this village. We can hike up to the ridge for the views of the mountains and the village.
Day 19 Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3860m) about 5 hours.
The trail drops down to the Budhi Gandaki River to cross the side stream. The trail leads towards north and follow in to a bridge over a side. The Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to wider. It is an easy walk through the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. Then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. From a stone arch we can see a large white kani which we do have to cross to get Samdo. If you have extra day we can enjoy by hiking to Tibet border and rest again at Samdo.
Day 20 Trek from Samdo to Dharamshala or Larkya la B.C. (4460m) about 5 hours.
The trails lead st down to the Budhi Gandaki River to cross the wooden bridge. After short walk through the valley the trail leads up to the Larkya Phedi. It is also called Dharmasala because there is a huge stone a kind of Shelter. Evening walk around the hill to get acclimatize and overnight at Larkya rest house.
Day 21 Trek from Larkya la B.C. to Bhimthang (3720m/12201ft) via Larkya pass (5160m/16924ft) about 9 hours.
Today is the big and tough day of trekking. After short climb we reach north side of Larkya glacier. We walk across the moraines of the glacier and a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section to get to the pass. From the top of the pass we can see gorgeous view of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. From the pass we steeply all the way down to Bhimthang.
Day 22 Trek from Bhimthang to Dharapani (1963m) about 8 hours.
The trail descends into a rhododendron forest towards narrow valley until we reach the highest cultivated land in this valley at Karche (2785m). On the way one can enjoy the view of Manaslu, Annapurna and many more mountains. From here we cross a slide, then go across fields before making a steep climb over a ridge. Then after the trail continue through the fields, over a stream, passing through the houses and fields interspersed with rhododendron and oak forests to Tilje. Then we walk further to Dharapani Annapurna circuit section.
Day 23 Trek from Dharapani to Syange (1080m) about 6 hours.
Today last day of trekking, we walk down to Syange following off road by enjoying the waterfall seen.
Day 24 Drive from Syange to Kathmandu about 9 hours.
We take long drive to Kathmandu today. If we take local vehicle we need to change it in Beshisahar and if private we direct head to Kathmandu. Rest, leisure and shop. In the evening we will have farewell dinner at authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program.
Day 25 Farewell day.
Our agency’s representative will greet you at your hotel and offer you a Khada (a kind of cloth which is worn on your neck). Wearing Khada means good luck and protection. Afterwards you will be taken to the airport. See you next time.