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Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek. - 18 days

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Duration
18 days
Max. Elevation
3700m
Group size
2 Pax
Level
DIFFICULT
Transportation
Private Car, public Bus
Best Season
September to December March to May
Accomodation
  • 3* Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Basic tea house Lodge during the trek.
Meals
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • All meals are included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Starts at
Soti Khola
Ends at
Soti Khola
Trip Route
Soti Khola-Jagat-Chumling-Mu Gumba-Philim-Machha khola-Sot ikhola

Highlights

    • Start the adventure with exploring Kathmandu city- the city of arts, cultures, history, and traditions. 
    • Take a scenic drive to Arughat through the green hills, local village, and small bazaars.
    • Walk through the dense forest of rhododendron, pine, and magnolia. 
    • Collect the great views of diverse landscapes. 
    • Explore the traditional local villages with unique cultures, traditions,s and living style which are similar to Tibetan people. 
    • Visit the famous Buddhist monasteries of Mu Gompa, Rachen Monastery, and Chumlung Gompa.
    • Collect the excellent views of the Ganesh and Manaslu mountain ranges. 
    • Create a lifetime experience with A1 Trek. 
Tsum Valley Trek is a trek to the scenic and remote areas of the Manaslu region. The fascinating trip offers to explore the rural and cultural valley of Tsum. The valley of happiness, Tsum valley is an interesting Buddhist village with rich cultures and traditions. The less explored route of Nepal is a perfect match for the trekkers wishing to trek off the beaten route. The walking through the forested river gorge which is full of rhododendron-magnolia and the fir tree lines, the journey to Tsum is one of the best in the lifetime. 

Located in between two famous mountain ranges- Ganesh Himal and Manaslu mountain, Tsum is the valley of people having the Tibetan origin who practice Tibetan Buddhism. The place of spirituality, the Tsum valley trek allows visiting some of the best Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas. Mu Gompa, Rachen monastery, and Chumlung Gompa are some of the finest Buddhist monasteries to explore during the route. 

Important Note

As per the Itinerary can customize as your need and the primary piece of gear for day hiking is about 15/20 Liter. you can keep your personal belongings in this bag.

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, you will be welcomed by our representative. You will be then transferred to the hotel. Later, you can take a good rest or can walk around the local market in your free time. 

  • Food: Not Included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 

The full-day Kathmandu valley sightseeing is dedicated to explore four of the UNESCO world heritage listed sites of Kathmandu. The sites that are covered are Pashupatinath temple, Soyambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. During the sightseeing, you will get the insights of the historical, cultural, and religious aspects of the valley. Later, you can do the preparation for the trekking. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

The overland journey starts after the breakfast. The route heads towards the mid-west zone from Dhading to Gorkha. You can collect the wonderful views of green hills and the occasional views of the mountains along the way. The exciting journey also includes of driving via Trishuli and Budi Gandaki river to reach Soti Khola for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The starting day of the trek, from Soti Khola, you walk following the Budigandaki river upstream crossing several farm villages and the fields. With the views of nice waterfalls and villages, you continue your walking to cross a stream to reach Machha Khola. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The walk starts with following the Budi Gandaki river upstream to reach to Beshi. Beshi is a small farm village with few local houses. The route then takes you to Tatopani, which means the natural hot spring. You will be spending some time and Tatopani to take a dip. Then after, you will continue your walk towards Jagat. Along way, you will be passing the beautiful villages of Dovan and Yaruphant. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

You will be starting your trek after the delicious breakfast. The walk first leads to the higher areas passing the farm villages with a short climb. Then you will be crossing a bridge to reach Nagjet. Then you will also cross the wonderful village of Philim with the farmhouses.  Crossing the Philim village, you will be climbing to a rocky ridge inside the bamboo forest to reach Lakuwa. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

Like always, you will be resuming your trek after the breakfast. The route now enters into a narrow gorge with a short descend. Then taking the uphill climb inside the dense rhododendron and pine forest passing several farm villages to Lungwa Khola. Then the final section of uphill takes you inside the valley of happiness- Tsum. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The finest journey inside Tsum valley begins as the views of the Ganesh Himal accompanies you. The local villages, the excellent landscapes similar to the Tibetan plateau, and more. The first section of the day is downhill to Samtiking Khola then to the village with the best views of Ganesh Himal. You will then further walk to Chokhan-Paro village for the night. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The first climb section leads you to an open valley of arid terrain. Then the walk slowly continues with the best views of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu mountain. On the way, you will get the chance to visit Milarepa cave. Milarepa is famous saint and Buddhist poet, singer and tantric Guru of 11th century. He is well-remembered by both Tibetans and the Buddhists. You will be spending the night at Nele La at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

You will be starting your day after a delicious breakfast. The route to Mu Gompa is enriched with beautiful views of the Himalayas. The route this day is mostly uphill through the high arid terrain. Mu Gompa is the place of old Mu Gompa. This place also offers the greater views of the mountains too. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

This day is dedicated to explore around the local villages and to visit the famous Mu Gompa. Mu Gompa is one of the oldest monasteries in the Himalayas. Rich with the ancient antiques, statue, and with finest architecture. Mu Gompa is the oldest and the most important monastery inside Tsum valley and in the whole Manaslu area. After completing the visit of Mu Gompa, you can then explore around the local villages. You will be then staying overnight at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

After spending the best time at Mu Gompa, this day you will be trekking to another famous monastery of Rachen Gompa. The route to Rachen is through different small yet wonderful villages passing the cattle herders. The route also includes couple of uphill hills and the downhill sections to reach Rachen Gompa. In the afternoon, you will be exploring the wonderful Rachen monastery. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse at Rachen

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The final day inside the wonderful Tsum valley. You will be descending to Chumling village this day. In the morning, go and explore the Rachen Gompa, before making the descend to Chumling. In the free time you can walk around the local village. You will be staying overnight at a local teahouse.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The morning starts with the breakfast. Then follow the downhill route via the river downstream. You will be first reaching the village of Samba. Then passing a few more beautiful farm villages fo Tingding and Chhupyang, you will be reaching Philim. Philim is one of the biggest villages in the route. Go and explore around the village in your free time. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge at Philim. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

Into the lower elevation, the route to Tatopani is through the paddy fields via Budi Gandaki river. Tatopani is the natural hot spring place. You can take a relaxing hot spring bathe at Tatopani. The hot spring can relax your tired limbs and the whole body. Enjoy taking the soothing hot water bath. You will be spending your night at a local teahouse. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

The final day of the trek. You will be trekking to Soti Khola via Budi Gandaki downstream this day. The route includes the beautiful village of Labubesi and the terraced fields plus some fascinating waterfalls to take you to Soti Khola. You will be spending your night at Soti Khola. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

You will be taking a scenic drive back to Kathmandu from Soti Khola this day. In Kathmandu, you can have a good rest. In the free time you can do some last-minute shopping. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch Included.
  • Accommodation at: three-star hotel twin/double sharing basis.

After a wonderful time in Nepal, today you will be transferred to the Kathmandu international airport to catch your returning flight back home. Namaste!!

  • Food: Breakfast included.
  • Accommodation: Not included.

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Includes

    • Airport transportation. 
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu at a 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 
    • Kathmandu valley sightseeing with private vehicle and guide provided. 
    • Transportation (Kathmandu to Soti Khola and Soti to Kathmandu) by a local bus.
    • An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses during the trekking.
    • One porter for two trekkers including their all expenses during the trekking.
    • All the permits are needed for the trek.
    • Meals (breakfasts, lunches, and dinners) during the trekking.
    • Accommodation at a local teahouse on a twin/double sharing basis.
    • All the government taxes and the company service charge.

Doesn't Include

    • International airfare.
    • Nepal visa.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Entrance fees during Kathmandu valley sightseeing.. 
    • Personal expenses (WIFI. Hot water/shower, laundries, bar bills etc) of any kind.
    • Tipping.
    • Anything does not mention in the inclusion list.

Complimentary

    Trekking Map,  Welcome and welfare Dinner in Nepali cultural dance shows restaurant,  A1Trek company logo print T-shirt, and Trekking Certificate of A1trekking company.  

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