Tsum valley trek is a unique adventurous trekking rote around Manaslu region. This trekking offer beautiful Himalayan views of Mt manaslu(8163m),Mt Dhaulagiri(8167m),Mt Annapurna (8091m) and other 23 mountain peaks, beautiful landscape, Tsum valley and mixed Nepalese culture. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word ‘tsombo’ which means vivid The Manaslu conservation Area is a restricted area that was opened up to the public about 20 years ago. Tsum valley is lies between the baudha himal,chule to the west, spring himal to the north and Ganesh Himal to the south traditionally Manaslu tusm valley was a culturally distinct, geographical area called ‘Tsum Iso chuksum’ which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. Tsum region is wall protected by the Manaslu conservation area which is a gateway to see protected flora and fauna, including endangered species, ‘snow leopard’ we began our 19 day trip in Kathmandu with visits to UNESCO world heritages sites before heading to the one of the best treks in Himalayan of Nepal “Manaslu Tsum Valley trek”.
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Arrival in Kathmandu (13,45m) at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA). Pick up by our office representative, transfer you to your hotel, evening brief you about your trip, overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Today is for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, Bodhanath Stupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of fine arts. The visit covers the Durbar Square, the Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more. . Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple.
A westward 70km scenic drive along the Prithvi Highway, through the forested Middle Hills, leads to Malekhu. A 30km secondary tarred road heads north, over the Trisuli Nadi, towards Dhading Besi and a rutted 35km dirt road northwest to Arughat on the Budhi Gandaki.
We set off early today for Sotikhola. While travelling, we enjoy beautiful views of the Nepalese countryside along with the mountain sceneries. We go through a paved road from Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi, district headquarter of Dhading (1050m)but the drive from Dhanding Bensi to Arughat will be on a difficult road. While reaching Arughat, a major town in the region we drive further towards Sotikhola.
While crossing the bridge, we trek through the wonderful Sal forests, then move onto a ridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. After that we reach Khursane upon which the hard stream weaves its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. It eventually makes its way down and past a few rice terraces, then up and around to the Gurung village of Labubesi. We further climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens up and the Budhi Gandaki meanders among huge gravel bars. Dropping to the sandy river bed, we walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. We head down again to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach Machha Khola village.
The small stream makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola and reaching Khorlabesi. After a few more moving upwards and downwards we come across a small Hotspring in Tatopani. From the hot spring, we climb over another ridge, and then we cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. During this period, we climb on a big , well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. While crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. After crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, we climb over a ridge, trek along the river and then climb towards the village of Jagat.
Crossing the suspension bridge onto the opposite bank. We enjoy the great views of Ganesh Himal. Walking by Rainjam to Serpu Khola crossing another bridge we arrive at the Gho Village. After continuing 2 hours of climb to Tsum takes us to the village of Chhokangparo. If weather permits we can enjoy the beautiful views of Himalchuli at 7893 meters and Ganesh Himal at 7140m.
Climb up to the ridge of Kyorpani. And moving down to the cascading waterfall. Trekking further arrive at Arkhet. Cross the Arkhet Khola. We are now leaving the Budhi Gandaki Valley. Arrive at Sante Bazaar; pass through the forests to Maltar. Finally, passing by the hydroelectric plant following the stone streets, we arrive at the Arughat Bazar.
Drive back to Kathmandu from arughat here we drive, down the Budhi Gandaki Valley to Arughat and on to Kathmandu; with lunch on the way.
Final departure to your onward destination or additional trip