Lower Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking - 25 Days

Lower Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trekking

This Trek starts from Gorkha, ancient Kingdom of Nepal and the king from where unified the modern Nepal, trekking through lower part of Manaslu region including beautiful villages of Barpak and Laprak – was most beautiful tourist attractions before the Nepal earthquake hit the country badly. Barpak was the epicenter, the tremor caused more than 9000 death and 21000 thousands injured.

We will continue our trek via Khorlabesi where we connect our trek with main Manaslu Circuit Trail coming from Arughat (Click Here) and we head to Tsum Valley an unexplored hidden gem sandwiched between Sringi Himal and Ganesh Himal Ranges. Tsum Valley encompasses the ancient Buddhist Monasteries, Mani Walls, Prayers wall, welcoming locals, breath-taking mountain scenery and memorable home stay experience with local family and interact with them, Buddhist nun and monks performing Pujas and prayers every early are the main features of these trek.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Join Kathmandu, free transfer to selected hotel and welcome dinner in the evening.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing permits are proceed in this day short briefing about the trip.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Manakamana – Gorkha (900m). Stay overnight in lodge at Gorkha.
Day 04: Gorkha – Sirandanda (1900m). Stay overnight in home stay.
Day 05: Sirandanda – Barpak Village (1920m). Stay overnight in home stay.
Day 06: Barpak Village – Laprak Village (2100m). Stay overnight in home stay.
Day 07: Laprak Village – Namabai Kharka (2700m). Stay overnight in home stay.
Day 08: Hike up Dharche Danda (3220m). Stay overnight in same place in Nambai Kharaka.
Day 09: Laprak Village – Khorlabesi (930m). Stay overnight in basic lodge.
Day 10: Khorlabesi – Jagat (1345). Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 11: Jagat – Lokpa (2240). Stay overnight in basic lodge.
Day 12: Lokpa - Chumling/2386m (Lower Tsum) approximately 4-5 hrs walk.
Day 13: Chumling - Chhokangparo (Upper Tsum)/3031m and approximately 4-5 hrs walk.
Day 14: Chhokangparo - Nile/3347m and visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave on the way.
Day 15: Nile/Chhule to Mu Gompa (3700 m), visit Dhephyudonma Gompa/4060m and 4-5 hrs. walk.
Day 16: Mu Gompa - Rachen Gompa, visit Gonhgye Gompa (Nyigma-pa Buddhist sect.
Day 17: Rachen Gompa – Dumje/2460 and approximately 5-6 hrs walk.
Day 18: Dumje – Gumpa Lungdang/3200m approximately 4 hrs walk.
Day 19: Gumpa Lungdang – Lokpa, approximately 6-7 hrs. walk.
Day 20: Lokpa – Jagat, approximately 6-7 hrs walk.
Day 21: Jagat – Machha Khola, approximately 5-6 hrs walk.
Day 22: Machha Khola – Arughat, approximately 6-7 hrs walk.
Day 23: Drive to Kathmandu from Arughat, 7-8 hrs drive.
Day 24: Departure from Kathmandu to home country.

Day 01: Join Kathmandu, free transfer to selected hotel and welcome dinner in the evening.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing permits are proceed in this day short briefing about the trip.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Manakamana – Gorkha (900m). Stay overnight in lodge at Gorkha.

Day 04: Gorkha – Sirandanda (1900m). Stay overnight in home stay.

Day 05: Sirandanda – Barpak Village (1920m). Stay overnight in home stay.

Day 06: Barpak Village – Laprak Village (2100m). Stay overnight in home stay.

Day 07: Laprak Village – Namabai Kharka (2700m). Stay overnight in home stay.

Day 08: Hike up Dharche Danda (3220m). Stay overnight in same place in Nambai Kharaka.

Day 09: Laprak Village – Khorlabesi (930m). Stay overnight in basic lodge.

Day 10: Khorlabesi – Jagat (1345). Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 11: Jagat – Lokpa (2240). Stay overnight in basic lodge.

Day 12: Lokpa - Chumling/2386m (Lower Tsum) approximately 4-5 hrs walk.

Day 13: Chumling - Chhokangparo (Upper Tsum)/3031m and approximately 4-5 hrs walk.

Day 14: Chhokangparo - Nile/3347m and visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave on the way.

Day 15: Nile/Chhule to Mu Gompa (3700 m), visit Dhephyudonma Gompa/4060m and 4-5 hrs. walk.

Day 16: Mu Gompa - Rachen Gompa, visit Gonhgye Gompa (Nyigma-pa Buddhist sect.

Day 17: Rachen Gompa – Dumje/2460 and approximately 5-6 hrs walk.

Day 18: Dumje – Gumpa Lungdang/3200m approximately 4 hrs walk.

Day 19: Gumpa Lungdang – Lokpa, approximately 6-7 hrs. walk.

Day 20: Lokpa – Jagat, approximately 6-7 hrs walk.

Day 21: Jagat – Machha Khola, approximately 5-6 hrs walk.

Day 22: Machha Khola – Arughat, approximately 6-7 hrs walk.

Day 23: Drive to Kathmandu from Arughat, 7-8 hrs drive.

Day 24: Departure from Kathmandu to home country.

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport-hotel-airport pick and drop by private car/van
  • 3 nights room in peace, clean and standard hotels in Kathmandu, B and B service.
  • Well experienced, government registered, fluent English speaking and friendly guide.
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits during the trek.
  • All ground transportation, first aid kit and water purifiers.
  • Lodge and home stay accommodation during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation salary of the guide and porters.
  • Tsum Valley special permit and other necessary permits
  • Office service charge, government tax and vat etc.
  • Insurance and trekking gear for guide and porter.

 

Trip Cost Excludes

 

  • Hard drinks, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water, laundry service and toiletries.
  • Hot shower, hot water, internet, phone calls and personal nature expenses. 
  • Personal travel insurance, Nepal visa, international air ticket laundry services.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency, hiring horse and extra porter.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver.

 

Packing List and Equipment for Lower Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek

Footwear

  • A waterproof trekking boot with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, 
  • Trail shoes or trainer or casual shoes, for walking or strolling around(optional)
  • 2-3 Pairs of warm socks for colder areas depending on trekking duration.
  • Gaiters, in case of rain or snow
  • Sandal or flip flop to take shower and walk around,
  • 2-3 pair of smooth thin wool, nylon or Capilene Liner socks to be worn next to the skin. This reduces the incidence of blisters and hot-spots and makes the outer sock last longer before needing to be changed. They should fit well with your heavyweight socks.

Leg wears

  • Trekking/hiking casual trousers and short, Thermal leggings for colder areas
  • Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers and Waterproof trousers.

Body

  • Selection of hiking/trekking T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton
  • Thermal and warm shirts, possibly fleece shirt for colder areas.
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper
  • Hard shell jacket with hood and hard shell pants if trekking in colder months/winter.
  • Windbreaker or waterproof jacket for higher altitudes
  • Down jacket (optional for cold nights and mornings; can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)

Head/Hands

  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking
  • Sunglasses or goggles
  • Warm gloves
  • Buff and higher and colder place, not very important for ABC Trek.
  • Large handkerchief/bandana for neck
  • Head lamp/torch with spare batteries

Personal Trekking Equipment

  • Strong rucksack or large hold all to be carried by porters
  • Day sack to carry valuables such as passport, cash, camera, travel documents personally
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to store/separate trekking gear inside your main bag, Personal first aid kit to include essential items, Adjustable 3 section trekking pole
  • 3-4 season sleeping bag, Camera and memory cards, charger, tripod if necessary, towel and toiletries., rain cover for yourself and luggage, multi-purpose pocket or hiking knife.

Optional items

  • Binoculars, Books or an eBook, Altimeter, Compass and GPS.
  • Playing cards, backgammon and chess set etc.

For water

  • Two water bottles one liter each is fine or preferably camel bag water bottle. Water treatment tablets: Iodine, Dioxide tablets, Taste neutralizer tablets remove iodine taste if necessary.

Pee Bottle (Optional) but very useful.
Pee funnel for women (optional) Lightweight urinary director.
Hand/foot warmers (Optional) Recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet 1-3 pairs.

Personal first aid kit (small and simple) Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids. Scissor, Blade,

Drugs/medications/prescriptions Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for travelers' diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.

This above list is only an advice for you. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands. If you have questions please email at: info@wildernessexcursion.com

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Trip Facts

  • Max. Altitude: 4060m
  • Difficulty: Medium Hard
  • Trek Duration: 21 Days
  • Group Size: 2-15 Pax
  • Best Season: Spring and autumn
  • Accommodation: Lodge and Home Stay
  • Transportation: Local Bus or Jeep

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