Tsum was opened for trekkers only in 2008. Unlike the Annapurna, Everest and Langtang regions, the number and standard of lodges in Tsum is quite low. The trek accommodation offer basic Nepali home stay in Tsum valley and tea houses accommodation in around Manaslu. This trek is about more than being reasonably fit and having a positive attitude. It is about proper acclimatization, and having the skills and someone else along to check on each other if you are succumbing to AMS related illnesses. Our guides have a good knowledge of AMS related illnesses and acclimating properly. Although independent and tea house trekking is possible in Manaslu and Tsum Valley, we recommend that you choose a tented trek and some responsible guides to help you explore this relatively unexplored land.Both Manaslu and Tsum Valley are absolutely amazing if you decide to go there. These places are two of the most amazing places you can go on this planet. A trail that climbs through the village of Philim before heading up a ridge leading up the Ganesh Himal Base Camp, brings us to the Tsum Valley. The major highlights of this region include Piren Phu ( also known as the pigeon cave), the Rachen Nunnery and the villages of Chumling, Chhule, Chhekampar and Nyile. A pilgrimage route also runs through the valley that has been visited by Bith Milarepa and Guru Rinpoche. The people of Tsum, numbering roughly 4000 are mostly Tibetan and much of their trade is with the Kyirong region of Tibet. Tsum offers the best views of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, Baudha Himal and Himalchuli.
Day 1: Arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport, transfer to Hotel.
After your arrival in Kathmandu our representatives at the airport will transfer you to your hotel and help you in checking in.
Day 2 : Free day in Kathmandu, official work for permit, overnight stay in Kathmandu hotel
Day 3 : Drive Kathmandu to Gorkha (1143m) by bus (5 hrs), lodge stay camp
Day 4 : Trek to Kerabari (Arukul 1643m) walking (6-7 hrs), home stay stay camp
Day 5 : Trek to Baluwa (800m) walking (6-7 hrs), local home stay camp
Day 6 : Trek to Barpak (1915m) walking (6-7 hrs), local home stay camp
Day 7 : Trek to Larpak (2200m), local home stay camp
Day 8 : Trek to Khorlabensi 875m, tea house camp
Day 9 : Trek to Lokpa (2240m), O/N in local house stay camp
Day 10 : Trek to Rainjam (2485m), O/N in local house stay camp
Day 11 : Trek to Rachenn Gompa (3240m), O/N in Rachen Gompa, local house stay camp
Day 12 : Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m), O/N local house stay camp
Day 13 : Rest day around Mu Gompa and Dupchet, local house stay camp
Day 14 : Trek to Chhokangparo (3010m), O/N local house stay camp
Day 15 : Gumba Lungdang, local house stay camp
Day 16 : Ganesh Himal Base Camp and back to Gumba Lungdang, local house stay camp
Day 17 : Lokpa, local house stay camp
Day 18 : Trek to Bhi (2130m), O/N lodge stay camp
Day 19 : Trek to Namrung (2660m), O/N lodge stay camp
Day 20 : Trek to Lho Gaon (3150m), O/N lodge stay campp
Day 21 : Trek to Sama Gompa (3500m), O/N lodge stay camp
Day 22 : visit Manaslu glacier and lake, lodge stay camp
Day 23 : Trek to Samdo (4000m), O/N lodge stay camp
Day 24: Trek to Dharmasala (4450m), O/N lodge stay camp
Day 25: Trek to Larke La Pass (5216m) and camp in Bimtang (2785m), lodge stay camp
Day 26: Trek to Soti Khola (Gowa) (1943m), O/N lodge stay camp
Day 27: Trek to Taal (1433m), O/N lodge stay camp
Option: - You can catch direct local jeep to Besisahar and catch bus/jeep or car to Kathmandu on next day where two days save time.
Day 28: Trek to Sangke (846m), O/N lodge stay camp
Day 29: Trek to Bulbule (823m), O/N lodge stay camp.
Day 30: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.