Mt. Manaslu (8156m) is the world 8th highest mountain in the world and is close to Annapurna massif. Manaslu round passes by Gurung inhabitants and their cultures, Marsyangdi River, Manaslu conservation area. The trek also offers excellent monasteries glimpse. The region is protected by the government, thus, requires special permission to go through the route.
The region is rich in local heritage and biological diversity. The highest point of the trek “Larkya La Pass” is believed to be the most amazing pass crossing the Himalayas.
Tsum valley close to Manaslu range is holy Himalayan pilgrimage valley. The valley is wealthy in ancient arts, religion, and cultures. Tsum valley is considered as framework region for gumbas and ringboche which include Mu-gumba. The region has Tibetan origins with unique dialect. The beautiful landscape has picturesque attributes. People from this region travel all across to Tibet to buy basic needs to sustain their lives for a year.
The valley was officially recognized as trekking destination in 1992 and now is regard as finest trekking trails.
Day 1: Drive to Arughat Alt. 535m/ 1754ft. (5-6 hours)
Day 2: Trek to Labu Besi Alt. 880m/ 2886ft. (4-5 hours)
Day 3: Trek to Khola Besi Alt. 970m/ 3181ft. (5 hours)
Day 4: Trek to Jagat Alt. 1440m/ 4723ft. (6 hours)
Day 5: Trek to Nyak Alt. 2300m/ 7544ft. (6 hours)
Day 6: Trek to Ghap Alt. 2110m/ 6920ft. (5 hours)
Day 7: Trek to Lho Alt. 3180m/ 10430ft. (6 hours)
Day 8: Trek to Samagaun Alt. 3530m/ 11578ft. (3-4 hours)
Day 9: Trek to Samdo Alt. 3900m/ 12792t. (3 hours)
Day 10: Rest day
Day 11: Trek to Larkya Refuge Alt. 4200m/ 13776ft. (4 hours)
Day 12: Trek over the Larkya La (5212m)- trek to Bimtang Alt.3720m/ 12201 ft. (10-12 hours)
Day 13: Trek to Tilche Alt. 2240m/ 7347ft. (6 hours)
Day 14: Trek to Chamje Alt. 1430m/ 4690m/ft. ( 5 hours)
Day 15: Trek to Bhulbule Alt. 840m/ 2755ft. ( 5 hours)
Day 16: Trek to Besi Sahar Alt. 840m/ 2755ft. (4 hours)
Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu (6 hours)
Permit fees for Manaslu & Tsum valley: Per week 90$ per person on other season and 70$ per week per person in spring. and Manaslu conservation entry fee Rs.2000 each person and Annapurna conservation Rs.2000 each.
Note that: You have to have special trekking permits which are authorized only for registered trekking agency.
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Per Day Walk: 4-7 hours