Around Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking 22 days
The entire region is declared as Manaslu Conservation Area making this valley a sanctuary to endangered Snow Leopards, Pandas, grey wolf and musk deer. Blue sheep and the Himalayan Thar are commonly seen everywhere. Over 110 species of birds, 33 mammals, 11 butterflies and 3 reptiles have been recorded.
This part of Nepal sees relatively few trekkers, which makes a visit here all the more unique. There are only a few established trekking routes, but the opportunity for exploration is great. The area in question is bordered by two major river systems: to the east the Budi Gandaki River and to the west the Marshyangdi River. The trails are rough and steep.
This area is more remote and spectacular than many. It is culturally fascinating with strong continuing links to Tibet in the upper Buri Gandaki (called Nupri ‘the western mountains’). In the itinerary we make few days extension and trek through the Tsum Valley, a newly opened area, and experience the beauty and secret of this hidden land.
Our trek continues over the highest point of our journey at Larkye La (5100m).. From the top of the pass, it is almost downhill through the serene alpine forests and meadows till we come to the drain trail of the Annapurna circuit, after being on the main track for a few days our journey continues towards Kathmandu through the traditional mid hills villages.
Arrival in Kathmandu (Nepal)
Visit Swayambhu / Basantapur / Ason Bazaar
Drive Kathmandu to Gorkha. 5 hours. Tented Camp.
Trek to Khanchowk. 5 hrs. Tented Camp.
Trek to Arughat. 4-5 hrs. Tented Camp.
Trek to Soti-Khola. 5 hrs. Tented Camp.
Trek to Machha-khola. 4-5 hrs. Tented Camp.
Trek to Jagat. 6-7 hrs. Tented Camp.
Trek to Nyak or Eklebhati. 5 hrs. Tented Camp.
Trek to Ghap via Bih. 6-7 hrs. Tented Camp.
Trek to Lho 6 hrs. Tented Camp.
Rest day at Lho. Tented Camp.
Trek to Sama Gampa. 5 hrs. Tented Camp.
Rest day at Sama Gompa. Tented Camp.
Trek to Samdu. 5 hrs. Tented Camp.
Trek to Larkya phedim. 4 hrs. Tented Camp.
Trek to Larkya pass and to Bhimtang 7-8 hrs. Tented Camp.
Trek to Forest camp. 5 hrs. Tented Camp.
Trek to Dharapani. 5-6 hrs. Tented Camp.
Drive to Kathmandu. 8 hrs. Hotel.
Kathmandu / Patan / Pasupatinath / Boudhanath. Hotel.