Rating in Nepal
AC Recommend
$ 2250

Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley

Trekking  +  walking
Trekking + walking
min $ 2250
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Nepal
Guide language: German, English, Italian
Price: min $ 2250 — max $ 2500
Group size: min 2 — max 7
Duration: 23 days
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Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: KATHMANDU ARRIVAL

With delight we will be waiting for you at the airport. Upon greeting you will be escorted directly to the hotel. Traditional dinner will be arranged in a cultural atmosphere in the evening and the briefing of the tour will take place.

DAY 2: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING

We will be arranging a tour of the city where you will be visiting the UNESCO listed cultural heritage sites. First a visit to the famous Kathmandu Durbar Square will take place and we will continue exploring the city according to your preference.

DAY 3: DRIVE TO SOTIKHOLA

At morning we gear up for adventure waiting for us. We take Jeep and drive all the way to Arughat. From Arughat we pass through Hydroelectricity project, well cultivated –rice/millet fields until maltar. Buri Gandaki valley now appears narrow and steep; trail crosses through Arkhet Khola and finally reaches Sotikhola.

DAY 4: TREK TO MACHAKHOLA

After SotiKhola we reach for Gurung village Labubesi (880m). Leaving Labubesi behind we further trek to MacchaKhola (900m), from where we can have access to the area of Ganesh Himal. Overnight at MacchaKhola.

DAY 5: TREK TO JAGAT

Leaving Machha Khola and passing through Khrolabesi, we reach a hot spring called Tatopani. Here we can relax for some time but we need to continue our trek to Jagat (1410m) following forest, then reaching Dovan, below which flows the massive Budi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation.

DAY 6: TREK TO PHILIM

From Jagat we climb over the ridge to Salleri (1440m) that has wonderful views of Shringi Himal (7187). We descend through Sirdibas and again climb up to Philim (1590m) surrounded by rich fields of maize, potato and millet. Overnight at Philim.

DAY 7: PHILIM TO CHUMLING

Today we transverse from pretty forest with views up the narrowing valley. We climb up for a short time before we reach Ekle Bhatti (1600m) then meander high above a spectacular gorge, entering woods of pine trees. Later we go down to a junction that has two ways to Ghap and Tsum. We take right and head towards Tsum valley. We walk for decent amount of time and finally reach Lokpa (2240m), surrounded by barley fields.

DAY 8: CHUMLING TO CHHOKANG PARO

Cross the suspension bridge from the east of the hotel and pass through well cultivated farming land of maize and potatoes. We can find Traditional Tibetan houses on the way. Up the valley to the east are superb views of several of the 7000-7400m Ganesh Himal, of long suspension bridges on the opposite bank, and far above the perched village of Ripchet (2468m). We cross the Serpu Khola and climb for 2hrs to upper Tsum and the joined villages of Chhokang-Paro (3010m).

DAY 9: CHOKKANPARO TO NILE

We depart from Chhokanparo to Nille. We head east through small villages and past a local school, climb over a ridge of chortensand Past Lamagaon(3202m) through the flat fields, looking across the extensive crops and river to the huge courtyard of the Rachen Gompa (3240m). This Gompa is only allows women to enter. Cross the Shiar Khola, pass through hamlets of Phurbe (3251m) and Pangdun (3258m) and pass an unusual round Stupa before reaching the larger village of Chhule (3347m) through an impressive entrance gate (kani). The children here all wear the Tibetan dressing gown called chubas and there are many yaks. Head upstream to cross the bridge and climb to Nile (3361m; Nyile).

DAY 10: NILE TO MU GUMBA

We leave Nile at dawn enjoying sunrise on the narrowing valley walls, yaks being put to pasture and a day with just a light Pack. The final climb up to the large Mu Gompa (3700m; Mu gumba) is through dry Tibetan country, with rows of Chhortens and widening mountain vistas. We pass through Kalung, Chhule, Phurbe, Rachen Gompa.

 

DAY 11: MU GUMBA TO CHOKKANPARO

We leave Nile at dawn enjoying sunrise on the narrowing valley walls, yaks being put to pasture and a day with just a light pack. The final climb up to the large Mu Gompa (3700m; Mu gumba) is through dry Tibetan country, with rows of chortens and widening mountain vistas. We pass through Kalung, Chhule, Phurbe, Rachen Gompa and we return back Chokkang paro.

DAY 12: CHOKKANPARO TO LHOKPA

Today, we start our journey to return back from the trek, we head for Lhokpa and stay overnight.

DAY 13: LHOKPA TO DENG

Continue from Lokpa down the exposed track until the track from Philim comes in from the left. Turn right, cross the Buri Gandaki on a solid bridge and traverse to a welcome bhatti just around the corner for tea and a last look up the Tsum Valley. Enter a very narrow gorge with loose tracks, up and down, up and down. Cross to the east bank (true left) at one point and then back again to the west bank on a sloping suspension bridge. Enter Nupri (‘the western mountains’) through bamboo forests to Deng (1800m), inhabited by Gurungs who practice Buddhism. There is a good lodge here after the Mani wall.

DAY 14: DENG TO NAMRUNG

We leave Deng and climb to Rana (1980m) and pass the trail up to Bhi (2130m; Bhi). The river roars below except one place where a rock fall has created a huge dam. Continue in and out of canyons, cross the Serang Khola coming from the north and climb steeply again before finally circling into Ghap (2160m; Tsak). From Ghap we enter Namrung.

DAY 15: NAMGRUNG TO SYALA

From Namgrung we depart for scenic village of Syala. Syala is a beautiful village that’s offers 360 degree view of Panorama. Overnight at Syala

DAY 16: SYALA TO SAMA GAON

In the morning we see the glorious sunrise from the Syala and after the Breakfast we head for Sama Gompa.

DAY 17: SAMA GAON TO SAMDO

From Sama Gompa we head towards Samdo via Kargyu Chholing Gompa and pass through rivers, Juniper and brich forest and stone huts of Kermo Kharka. From Kemo Kharka taril gets rougher, crosses the Buri Gandaki and after a long walk you reach the Sambdo (3860m). Overnight at Sambdo.

DAY 18: SAMDO TO DHARAMSALA

Today we descend on wide trail from Samdo pass in many fields, river and reach Dharmsala (4470m).

DAY 19: DHARAMSALA TO BHIMTANG

Today the trail is going to be gentle climb beside a moraine. The trail becomes rougher and indistinct as it crosses the moraine to the south steep & grassy slope. We cross through the Larke Pass (5100m) and reach Tauhuche. Later we head towards Bhimtang to spend the night.

DAY 20: BHIMTANG TO TILJE

The trail drops from Bimtang and cross glacier stream. After climbing over the glacier we enter rhododendron forest to rach Hompuk (3430m). We pass through Karache, Gho and finally rach Tilije( 2300m). Overnight at Tilije.

DAY 21: DRIVE TO BESISAHAR

We know end our trekking session and hop onto jeep and reach Besisahar of Lamjung.

DAY 22: DRIVE TO KATHMANDU

From Besisahar we head towards Kathmandu. Jeep passes through Trishuli River and picturesque villages which takes about 5 hours to arrive in Kathmandu Valley, transfer to Hotel.

DAY 23: DEPARTURE

Our journey will end and we will have to part our ways. But before that we will be inviting you for a cup of coffee or a farewell lunch and distribute souvenir to thank you for visiting our beloved country. Our representative will escort you to the airport.

Detail Inclusions

  • Medical kit
  • Trekking permits
  • All applicable government tax
  • Available accommodation during trek
  • Airport transfers with an escort by Private Vehicle
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Equipment clothing for porters including their full insurance
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu from professional guide
  • All necessary paperwork and Trekkers' Information Management System fees
  • Deluxe rooms in standard hotel in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing with breakfast
  • Kathmandu to Sotikhola and Besisahar to Kathmandu transfer by private transportation
  • Authorized English speaking guide for the trek and tour along with Porters (2:1) for trek
  • All expenses for staffs; meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation

Complimentary

  • Souvenir from Swotah
  • Departure coffee session
  • Certificate of appreciation
  • Nepali sim card for a group
  • Free city walk tour around Thamel
  • Occasional hot shower during the trek
  • Trekking Massage (at the end of the trek)
  • Comprehensive guide map of trekking region
  • Arrangement of tea, coffee throughout the trekking days
  • Get-to-know (welcome dinner) and farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Exclusions

  • Travel and rescue insurance;
  • International flights; Nepalese visa fee;
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s);
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu;
  • Excess baggage charge(s) for the domestic flight;
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.);
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary;

 

All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Swotah Travel and Adventure
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