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Flowers on Manaslu Trail
Trekkers on the way to Larkya Pass
Trekkers on the Larkya Pass
Phung Ghu Himal
Tilje Village

Tsum Valley - Manaslu Teahouse Trek

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Manaslu region is located in Western Nepal and was opened to trekkers only in 1991. But lots of mountaineering expedition teams had access for long time. Until today this region is more frequented by Japanese trekkers and Manaslu is known as Japanese mountain since large number of climbers who have successfully summitted Manaslu are Japanese. This area is still restricted to a limited number of groups and only organized trekkers in groups can trek in this area. Due to the restricted visitors the trekking permit is in comparison to Annapurna, Langtang and Everest quite high.

Yet the trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. Lots of people residing in this area especially in the upper Buri Gandaki (river) Valley are Tibetan. A place in this valley called Nupri (meaning Western Mountain in Tibetan) is a trading center among Tibetans and Tibetans residing in this area. 

Tsum Valley – the lost valley is located in Northern Nepal and was opened to trekkers only in 2007. Tsum Valley is a very isolated and remote place, in which the Tibetan culture and traditions are still alive. During the trekking through this area one can discover the ancient Buddhist monasteries and the Tibetan way of life.

Trip Facts

Manaslu RegionCode: TS-MN 02
Duration: 29 days
Max. Elevation: Larkya La Pass (5,106 m)
Walking Hours: 4 - 7 hours per day
Difficulty: 3boots
Price: on request
Min. Group Size: 2 people
Best Season: Feb-May & Sept-Dec

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Airport pick-up, drive to hotel,  Overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu (Swayambunath, Durbar Square), Welcome Dinner in the evening, Overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 03: Sightseeing Kathmandu (Pashupatinath, Boudanath), Overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 04: Drive by jeep/bus from Kathmandu to Arughat (530m) (7 – 8 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 05: Walk from Arughat to Soti Khola (1.000 m) (5 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 06: Walk from Soti Khola to Machhakholagoun (930 m) (5 ½ h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 07: Walk from Machhakholagoun to Jagat (1,324 m) (7 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 08: Walk from Jagat to Lokpa (2,240 m) (6 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 09: Walk from Lokpa to Ripchet (2,470 m) (7 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 10: Walk from Ripchet to Chhekamber  (3,030 m) (4 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 11: Walk from Chhekamber to Nile (3,360 m) (5 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 12: Rest day (Acclimatisation) in Nile, visit Mu Gompa, Overnight stay in teahouse lodge
Day 13: Walk from Nile to Ripchet (2,470 m) (6 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 14: Walk from Ripchet to Lokpa (2,240 m) (7 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 15: Walk from Lokpa to Bhiphedi (1,985 m)  (6 -7 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 16: Walk from Bhiphedi to Namrung (2,660 m)    (5 – 6 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 17: Walk from Namrung to Lhogoun (3,180 m) (4 - 5 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 18: Walk from Lhogoun to Samagaon (3,530 m) (5 - 6 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 19: Rest day (Acclimatisation) in Samagaon (3,530 m), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 20: Walk from Samagaon to Samdo (3,690 m) (4 ½ h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 21: Walk from Samdo via Larkya La Bazzar  to Dharamsala (4,470 m) (6 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 22: Walk from Dharamsala via Larkya La Gletscher (5,106 m) to Bimtang (3,720 m) (7 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 23: Walk from Bimtang to Tilje (2,300 m) (6 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 24: Walk from Tilje to Tall (1,700 m) (4 ½ h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 25: Walk from Tall to Syange (1,100 m) (5 - 6 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 26: Walk from Syange to Bulbule (840 m) (5 - 6 h), Overnight stay in teahouse/lodge
Day 27: Drive by jeep/bus from Bulbule to Kathmandu, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 28: Free day in Kathmandu, overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 29: Drive to Airport, departure to home country

Additional information

Tour- Highlights:

  • Discover  Nepal’s capital city Kathmandu (UNESCO World Heritage)
  • 22 days teahouse trek in Tsum Valley/Manaslu region
  • Fascinating mountain views to Himal Chuli (7,893 m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Shringi Himal (7,187 m) and to Manaslu range (8,156 m)

Kathmandu
Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and the main centre for hotels, restaurants and shops. In this city, the modern, the ancient and the historical stand side by side. Modern restaurants, bars, hotels with swimming pools, sauna and Internet can be found, but also old squares with narrow roads, tiny little shops, old temples that are 2,000 years old, stone gods and old houses with wonderfully carved peacock windows.

Includes / Excludes

Included:

  • All transfers (usually by private vehicle) according to tour plan (incl. transport during sightseeing)
  • Map
  • Accommodation (double room) in Kathmandu and in simple teahouses/lodge during the trekking tour *)
  • Entrance fees in Kathmandu, Special trekking permit for Tsum Valley and Manaslu region, Annapurna Conservation Permit and Manaslu Conservation Permit
  • English speaking travel/city guide in Kathmandu
  • English speaking guide and porter during the trekking tour
  • Food (full board) incl. country typical drinks (coffee, tea) during the trekking tour
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Welcome-Dinner in Kathmandu

Not included:

  • Visa for Nepal
  • Alcohol, soft drinks, mineral water during the trekking tour
  • All kind of drinks in Kathmandu
  • Food (lunch and dinner) in Kathmandu
  • Domestic flights
  • Extra charge for hot shower during the trekking tour
  • Extra charge for recharging camera or mobile batteries during the trekking tour
  • Personal travel- and health insurance
  • Emergency transport / emergency evacuation
  • Tips (especially for driver, city guide,trekking guide and porter)
  • Personal expenses
  • Flight from home country to Kathmandu and back

*) single supplement charge has to be added, if requested.