Tsum Valley Manaslu Larke Pass Trek
Tsum Valley and Larke pass Trek combines the beauty of a circuit trek of Manaslu Range via Larke Pass with a side trip up to unique Tsum Valley.these both trekking routes have been recently opened up and have unspoilt Tibetan villages for you to explore. The Tsum Valley takes its name from the Tibetan word “”tsombo” which means “vivid” and has also been described by Guru Rimpochhe as “the holy hidden valley of happiness.” The trek around Manaslu can be done as a lodge trek while even Tsum now has several lodges, good homestays and toilets in most places.During this trek you will have breathtaking views of the mountains; you will see stupas, monasteries and discover the lifestyle of Tibetans.Tsum Valley is said to be a beyul, one of the hidden valleys which Padmasambhava blessed as refuges to be discovered when the planet is approaching destruction and the world becomes too corrupt for spiritual practice. They are valleys reminiscent of paradise, which can only be reached with enormous hardship.
The trek starts by travelling by bus from Kathmandu to Arughat (600m). The path follows the raging Budhi Gandaki River for four days staying in tea houses in the villages of Soti Khola (710m), Maccha (930m), Jagat (1410m) and Eklelbhatti (1600m).After Ekelbhatti, the route heads north east into the beautiful Tsum Valley heading for the village of MuGompa (3800m).This is the turnaround point and the route heads back down the Tsum Valley to re-join the Manaslu Circuit Trek at the village of Deng (1800m). The 5 or 6 days spent in “hidden valley of happiness” is well worth the effort as it is a chance to leave the 21st century behind and visit monasteries that are over 100 years old and meet the people of a unique Tibetan culture. After Deng the trek move towards the climax of the trek being Larke Pass. and After Larke Pass it is all downhill but the trail in parts is very steep and at times icy to walk on.
MANASLU LARKE PASS TREK DETAILS
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and Check in to Hotel
Day 02: Preparation and visit around Kathmandu city
Day 03: Kathmandu drive to Soti Khola (710mtr) 8-9 hours.
Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (930mtr) 6 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1410mtr) 6 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Eklebhatti (1600mtr) 4 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Chumling (2700mtr) 5 to 6 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Chhekampar (2960mtr) 5 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Mugomba (3800 mtr) 5 hours.
Day 10: Trek back to Chhekampar (2960 mtr) 4 hours.
Day 11: Trek to Lukpa (2240mtr) 6 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Deng (1800mtr) 5 hours.
Day 13: Trek to Ghap (2160mtr) 4 to 5 hours.
Day 14: Trek to Lho Gaun (3180mtr) 5 to 6 hours.
Day 15: Trek to Sama Gaun / Sama Gompa (3530mtr) 3 hours.
Day 16: Rest and explore to Manaslu base camp 6 to 7 hours hike.
Day 17: Trek to Samdo (3690mtr) 4 hours.
Day 18: Trek to Dharamsala (4470mtr) 4 hours.
Day 19: Trek to Bimtang (3720mtr) via larke pass(5200mtr) 8 hours.
Day 20: Trek to Gho (2560mtr) 5 hours.
Day 21: Trek to Chamche (1400mtr) 6 hours.
Day 22: Trek to Besisahar (600mtr). 4 to 5 hours.
Day 23: Back to Kathmandu 7 hours
Day 24: Final Departure.
Trip Cost Includes
- Airport pick up and drop.
- guide, cook, and necessary porters.
- Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
- Manaslu Conservation Area Permit.
- Manaslu Special Permit.
- Tsum Valley Special Permit.
- Three meals a day (B/L/D) during the trek.
- 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu.
- All land transportation.
- Government Tax.
- Company service charge
Trip Cost Excludes
- Bar and beverage bills, bottled water, desserts, personal expenses.
- Tea-coffee, personal cloths Personal insurance for health and evacuation.
- Tips for staff.
- Entrance fees in the temple around Kathmandu during the sightseeing.