Around Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking 22 days

The Manaslu region offers a variety of trekking options. The popular Manaslu trekking route of 177 kilometers, skirts the Manaslu massif over the pass down to Annapurna. The Nepalese Government only permitted trekking of this circuit in 1991. However mountaineering expeditions have had access to the area for a long time before 1991. The trekking trail follows an ancient salt-trading route along the Buri Gandaki River. En route, 10 peaks over 6,500 meters are visible, including a few over 7,000 meters. The highest point reached along the trek route is the Larkya Pass at an elevation of 5,100 meters. The views of Mt Manaslu, eighth highest mountain in the world, are marvelous and close. Besides Manaslu, the most prominent of the peaks are Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli, both of which can be seen from many vantage points between Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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.

Day 01:
Arrival in Kathmandu (Nepal)

Day 02:
Visit Swayambhu / Basantapur / Ason Bazaar

Day 03:
Drive Kathmandu to Gorkha. 5 hours. Tented Camp.

Day 04:
Trek to Khanchowk. 5 hrs. Tented Camp.

Day 05:
Trek to Arughat. 4-5 hrs. Tented Camp.

Day 06:
Trek to Soti-Khola. 5 hrs. Tented Camp.

Day 07:
Trek to Machha-khola. 4-5 hrs. Tented Camp.

Day 08:
Trek to Jagat. 6-7 hrs. Tented Camp.

Day 09:
Trek to Nyak or Eklebhati. 5 hrs. Tented Camp.

Day 10:
Trek to Ghap via Bih. 6-7 hrs. Tented Camp.

Day 11:
Trek to Lho 6 hrs. Tented Camp.

Day 12:
Rest day at Lho. Tented Camp.

Day 13:
Trek to Sama Gampa. 5 hrs. Tented Camp.

Day 14:
Rest day at Sama Gompa. Tented Camp.

Day 15:
Trek to Samdu. 5 hrs. Tented Camp.

Day 16:
Trek to Larkya phedim. 4 hrs. Tented Camp.

Day 17:
Trek to Larkya pass and to Bhimtang 7-8 hrs. Tented Camp.

Day 18:
Trek to Forest camp. 5 hrs. Tented Camp.

Day 19:
Trek to Dharapani. 5-6 hrs. Tented Camp.

Day 20:
Drive to Kathmandu. 8 hrs. Hotel.

Day 21:
Kathmandu / Patan / Pasupatinath / Boudhanath. Hotel.

Day 22:

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