Trekking in Nepal
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Tsum Valley & Manaslu Camping Trek - 26 Days


Dear Nim, I visited Nepal 2015, it was a great experience to do trekking in Himalayas. Thanks to you and your Company Core Trek, provide me excellent services, I had a wonderful time in the mountains. I will recommend Core Trek to everyone... [+] Thea Guijt,
  • Overview
  • Itinerary

Trip Highlights

  • Explore the 8th highest and 4th most dangerous mountain, Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m/ 26,759 ft).
  • One of the remote and rarely visited beautiful regions of Nepal.
  • Traditionally rich valley i.e. Tsum Valley (The holy hidden valley of happiness).
  • Secluded and remote trails on the lap of giant Himalayas.
  • Crossing the Larke Pass, a challenging and fully adventurous day.
  • Varying altitudes with a different topography.
  • Diversified ethnic communities rich in culture, arts, religion and traditions.
  • Rich in wild flora and faunas along with raging rivers, waterfalls, suspension bridges and much more.
Tsum valley & Manaslu Camping Trek, the best package designed by Core Trek Pvt. Ltd. let you achieve 100% authentic journey to one of the culturally rich, unspoiled and naturally glorious regions of Nepal. The 27-day package camping trek will make you explore the sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley which is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. Also, the journey is going to be an unforgettable moment of your life as the trekking trails take you on the path of the Himalayas passing the beautiful rhododendron forests rich in wild flora and faunas.
The trek is really amazing and very challenging along with the gifted beauty from nature. The trail follows the raging rivers and it is an awesome feeling crossing the suspension bridges. The routes are unspoiled, diverse, secluded and amazing with the fantastic panoramic views of the Himalayas. Raging rivers, dark forests, waterfalls and the most culturally rich villages, that all make the journey worthwhile.
Manaslu region is a reserved area and very fewer trekkers have got an opportunity to explore the stunning beauty of this region. Apart from the scenic views, it’s time to get enrolled with the diversified ethnic communities and exploring their ancient traditions and culture. Also, the region is blessed with the ancient monasteries that resemble the development of Buddhism and its philosophy. Travelling through the greenery land to white snowcapped mountains is the key features of the camping trek. The region is highly influenced by the Tibetan traditions and you can find the strewn trails with artistic chortens. You can also notice the Mani walls on the way that are made up of thousands of stone slabs carved with inscribed religious texts, prayers and also the drawings of deities.
So, what are you waiting for? Please feel free to contact us (Core Trek Pvt. Ltd. to join the adventurous Tsum valley & Manaslu camping trek. As mentioned above, the region is reserved and controlled by the government. Hence, you need to issue permits like Restricted Area Permit (RAP) and Tsum valley permits. For your kind information, no one is allowed to trek individually and as per the rule, it is compulsory to hire an authorized guide or porter. Being a challenging journey, trekkers are advised to carry all the essential trekking gears with them.

OUTLINE ITINERARY
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola [710m/2328 ft] 8 - 9 hours
Day 04: Soti Khola to Maccha Khola [900m/2952 ft]: 6 - 7 hours
Day 05: Maccha Khola to Jagat [1410m/ 4625 ft]: 6 -7 hours
Day 05: Jagat to Philim (1,590m/ 5215 ft): 3 hours
Day 07: Philim to Chumling (2363m/7775 ft):6/7 hours
Day 08: Chumling to Chokhangparo (3010m/9903ft): 5/6 hours
Day 09: Chokhangparo to Nile (3361m/11058ft), via Milarepa cave: 6/7 hours
Day 10: Nile to Bhajyo (Chhekya) (4030m/13218ft): 4 hours
Day 11: Rest at Bhajyo (Cheekya)
Day 12: Bhajyo to Rachen Gompa: (3240m/10627ft): 6 hours
Day 13: Rachen Gompa to Chumje (3230m/10,595ft): 5/6 hours
Day 14: Chumje for Bihi (3130m/10,266ft): 4/5 hours
Day 15: Bihi to Namrung (2540m/8331ft): 6 hours
Day 16: Trek from Namrung to Lho (3180m/10,430 ft): 4 hours
Day 17: Trek from Lho to Samagaon (3530m/11,578 ft): 5/6 hours
Day 18: Trek from Sama to Samdo (3860m/12,660 ft): 4/5 hours
Day 19: Samdo - Dharamsala/Larkya B. C (4460m/14,628fy): 5 hours
Day 20: High Camp – Bimthang (3,590m/11811ft), 7/ 8 hours walking
Day 21: Trek Bimthang to Tilije [2300m/7544ft]: 5 - 6 hours
Day 22: Tilije to Tal [ 1700m/ 5576] 5-6 hours
Day 23: Tal to Bahundanda [1310m/4296 ft] 6-7 hours
Day 24: Bahundanda to Besisahar [760m/2492 ft]
Day 25: Besisahar to Kathmandu [1300m/4264ft]
Day 26: Departure

DETAILS ITINERARY

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

A warm welcome to you, here in Nepal. Our representative will be standing at the Tribhuvan International Airport to receive you. By means of our private vehicle, you will be dropped to the Hotel where we will be looking after your comforts. You can either rest or visit the nearby tourist place, Thamel of Kathmandu. Over the night, we will stay in the Hotel and you will be offered a grand dinner hosted by Core Trek.

Day 2

Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

The second day, we will go for sightseeing several popular places of the capital city like Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and so on. Our experienced guide will help you explore these heritages which are listed in UNESCO world heritage list. After sightseeing, we will return back to the Hotel and it is the time to be prepared for the trek. Make the best arrangement of trekking gears and if you encountered any problems, please feel free to call us.

Day 3

Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola

The third day, we will head towards west from the Kathmandu to Soti Khola. The journey in the private vehicle takes around 8 to 9 hours along the Prithivi Highway.

Day 4

Soti Khola to Maccha Khola

The fourth day, after breakfast, we will carry our beautiful journey to Maccha Khola where the trails is followed by amazing raging rovers. We will spend the night in Maccha Khola.

Day 5

Maccha Khola to Jagat

The next day, we will follow a 6 to 7 hour of an exciting trek to Jagat. Along with the wild greenery forest, the trekking trails make us move up and down.

Day 6

Jagat to Philim

On the sixth day, we will head for a short trek to Philim that normally requires 3 hours to be accomplished.

Day 7

Philim to Chumling

Passing through the astonishing surrounding along the secluded trekking trails, we will take 6 to 7 hours of walk to reach Chumling. We will spend the night over there. 

Day 8

Chumling to Chokhangparo

The eight-day is going to be little more challenging as we head towards the north at higher altitude for a trek of 5 to 6 hours from Chumling to Chokhangparo.

Day 9

Chokhangparo to Nile via Milarepa Cave

Let’s move for another exciting day where we will move to Nile passing through Milarepa cave. The ancient cave is known as a Buddhist holy land where the great Tibetan Buddhist philosophe Vajrayana Mahasiddha spent many years living in the cave during the eleventh century. We will spend the night in Nile.

Day 10

Nile to Bhajyo (Chhekya)

After breakfast, we will move for a short trek on the tenth day of Tsum valley & Manaslu camping trek. The trekking trail will make us reach to Bhajyo (Chhekya) within 4 hours of walk.

Day 11

Rest at Bhajyo (Cheekya)

The mesmerizing natural beauty with the stunning landscape along with the fascinating panoramic view from Bhajyo is something that cannot be bounded by the limited words. On the eleventh day, we are taking a short rest and giving a pause to our journey. This is the moment to get reenergized and relief all the tensions.

Day 12

Bhajyo to Rachen Gompa

The next day after the break, we will head towards the Rachen Gompa, one of the popular Buddhist ecclesiastical fortifications of learning destination of the region. By being there, you can explore the Buddhist learning and culture that are highly influenced by Tibetan culture.

Day 13

Rachen Gompa to Chumje

We will move forward to Chumje from Rachen Gompa on the thirteenth day of our journey. This day we will carry a 5 to 6 hour of the trek along with the remote and secluded trails. 

Day 14

Chumje for Bihi

Om this day, we take the northern route in the lower Tsum valley to reach Bihi passing through Dorjon Kharka and Rana. We will cross a suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki river and overnight we will stay in Bihi.

Day 15

Bihi to Namrung

On this day, we will start to walk over the flat trails and gradually we will start to make an uphill climb. We will reach Namrung after 6 hours of walk passing through the dense forest. As you reach there, it is time to turn your camera on for taking the snap of stunning Himalayas range including Mt. Manaslu. 

Day 16

Trek from Namrung to Lho

Our next destination is Lho, a Buddhist region that can be reached by 4 hours of steep climb walk. The trail passes through dark forests and gives us the wonderful view of Ganesh Himal (7,422 m). Over the night, we will enjoy at the campsite at the top.

Day 17

Trek from Lho to Samagaon

Following one of the small tributaries of Budhi Gandaki, we will pass through the forests and take a short climb to a plateau. The fascinating scenery of Himalayas range including Ngadi Chuli, Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal along with glacier around us will definitely make the day really awesome. And finally, we will reach to Samagaon, the land inhabited mostly by Tibetan people. The village is culturally rich and there you can visit a Monastery from where the entire valley can be watched at a glance.

Day 18

Trek from Sama to Samdo

This day, our journey will make us take the Larkya la trail and move towards Samdo. There we can find a small village of 40 houses. We spend the night over there at an elevation of 3860 meters.

Day 19

Samdo - Dharamsala/Larkya B. C

Starting from the Samdo, we will cross a bridge over the river and head towards Larkya glacier. We will cross the valley and reach the Dharmashala where we will spend the night. 

Day 20

High Camp – Bimthang

On this day, we will head to Bimthang that requires y to 8 hours of walk. The trail offers us the magnificent views of Kanggru, Himlung, Cheo and Annapurna.

Day 21

Trek from Bimthang to Tilije

On this day, we pass through the valley of Burdin Khola that is surrounded by rhododendron forests. Then we will be at Gho and finally, we will reach Tilije. This day, the trek takes 5 to 6 hours of time.

Day 22

Tilije to Tal

On this day, we proceed towards Tal and to reach there, we have to walk along the trekking trail of Annapurna Circuit. As we reach the Marsyangdi River, it’s time to cross it through a wooden bridge. And finally, the trail will take us to the village of Tal.

Day 23

Tal to Bahundanda

Remember that, we are now returning back from the destination. On this day, we will head towards Bahundanda which takes 6 to 7 hours of trek.

Day 24

Bahundanda to Besisahar

We are moving down to the south to Besisahar where our trek comes to an end. Besisahar is mostly dark and shadowy place and we’ll be spending the night over there.  

Day 25

Besisahar to Kathmandu

Along the Prithivi Highway, we will return back to the Kathmandu by means of a private vehicle. As you reach Kathmandu, you can rest at the hotel or go for a shopping nearby markets. 

Day 26

The day of Departure

Our representative will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport. It’s time to say “Good Bye!” and thanks for choosing Core Trek as your trekking partner.

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Trip Facts

Duration: 26 Days
Accomodation: Bed and Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Transportation
Seasons : All seasons
Type: Moderate
Activities : Trekking
No. of Pax : +2 max
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Mt Manaslu

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