Lower Manaslu Trek

Lower Manaslu Trek

Annapurna Region Easy Trekking

Lower Manaslu Trek

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Highlights & Attractions

  • Discover the mystical Tsum Valley, a hidden gem in the Himalayas.
  • Discover two big villages Barpak and Laprak and it's culture,traditons and local people with theirs customs.
  • Explore ancient Buddhist monasteries and immerse in Tibetan culture, with Buddhist Guru Milarepa meditated in the caves within the mountains of Tsum Valley.
  • This village also provides fantastic views of Ganesh Himal(7,140m) Shiringi Himal, Boudha Himal,Churke Himal, and the Poshyop Glacier.
  • Tsum valley trek is comparatively easy trek with little fear of altitude sickness, with reat cultural and spiritual experience, peaceful trekking experience.
  • Beautiful pine, juniper, and rhododendron forests.
  • Relax in natural hot springs at Tatopani after your trekking adventure.
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Trip Itinerary

Flight to Kathmandu from different cities

Arrival at Kathmandu airport (usually in the afternoon) already marks our entry into another world... Customs formalities, baggage collection and welcome by our local French-speaking guide. Crossing the city to the hotel already offers a first discovery of the bustling and colorful capital of Nepal. Buses, trucks, bicycles and sacred cows crisscross in a friendly chaos... Depending on the arrival time, visit the surrounding area or simply settle in and rest at the hotel before your dinner at the hotel. In case of early arrival in Kathmandu, lunch will be included in the program.

Departure by bus/jeep to up to Barpak, depend upon the number of groups. Around 4 hours of road is better one and the second part of the road may be in poor condition after heavy rainfall. We pass by Mugling Bazar (center city of Nepal) which seperate the road of south of Nepal and Pokhara. After 20 minutes from Mugling Bazar, we leave the road to Pokhara and turn towards the Gorkha Bazar (the old capital of Nepal). We can see lots of villages, cultivation of rice and mountains like Boudha Himal, Himal chuli and Ngadi Chuli. If we arrive at time at Barpak village. We visit the village which is very clean and big one. We can see the people of Gurung and Ghale on theirs traditional dress. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Private vehicle, between 7h to 8h of road

We start to climb by passing the school, big football ground and visit small Buddha park, from where we can see the view of Barpak village. And then the day begins to climb with a steep of stones to reach Mamche Danda, where we can take a tea break. We pass by Pushu Danda located at 2800m which is the highest point of the day. On a clear day, superb view of Buddha Himal,Ganesh Himal and Shiringi Himal. We lunch at new smart new village of Laprak which was built after earthquake. We then descend to the Gurung old village of Laprak where we spend the night. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Between 5h and 6h Accommodation : in lodge +800m -600m

Long camp by passing Singla village (2300m). The objective of the day is to reach the right bank of the Budhi Gandaki khola and the gateway of Manaslu circuit trek at korla bensi, from where we can see lots of tourists. There are two trekking routes which pass from Barpak village and Sothi Khola. The route by sothi khola is destroyed by roads. From Laprak we go down to join the Maccha Khola river which we cross by a suspension bridge. We then go up to the village of Singla (2300m). Wonderful view of Ganesh Himal ranges from Singla village. From there, a long descent with many steps through rice fields and millet fields allows us to reach Khola village and after 1h and 30 minutes of descent, we arrive at korla Bensi at our camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Between 6h and 7h of walk Accommodation : in lodge +500m -1700m

We walk on the george of Budhi Gandaki river a river that we follow it's source. We pass naturally hot spring source (Tatopani). The path changes banks and, after a slightly steep climb, We lunch at Yaru Phant before lunch, we pass by through big landslides. And then we reaches the very beautiful and clean village of Jagat (1330m) covered it's streets by stones. From Jagat we enter in the restrication zone of Manaslu conservation Area. We continue up to Salleri (1345m), small, slient and clean village of stone houses, surrounded by cultivated fields. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Between 6h and 6h30 of walk Accommodation : in lodge +970m -480m

We go forward to join the chief village of this area Philim, where is check point for the permits, police control check point with big school and some lodges. We cross on of the long suspension bridge. We walk on the balcony way with big waterfall. We start to see the change of vegetation. There are several hamlets and immense Himalayan pine forests. The georges are narrow and we take right-hand trail to climb up towards Tsum valley. We lunch at Ekle Bhatti. In Tsum valley, there is one border to go to Tibet. Tsyum valley is nealy opened valley to do the trek with tibetain culture and tradition. The one famous way to do the business of himalaya salt and wool by exchanging on rice from down area. We pass our night at lokpa village. We can notice tibetain culture since Lokpa. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Between 6h and 7h of walk Accommodation : in lodge + m - m

We start to walk at the bank of the syar khola, a tropical rhododendron and pine forest, which is completely silent, we pass through the landslide. We pass with a number of ups and downs before arriving at a little suspension bridge. The Tsum Valley Trekking Route is rerouted through Ripchet and Chumling from this bridge. We find narrow way which is the real path to hike. Ganesh Himal may be seen from a monastery at the summit of the Chumling hamlet. A few of Chumling's monasteries are Gurwa Gumba, Mani Dhungyur, and Panago Gumba. A substantial Chorten stands in the middle of the field, which improves the view of the little valley. We lunch at Chumling, around 2 hours of walk we arrive at our camp Tumje which is the junction point of seperation of way to Mu-Gompa and Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Between 6h to 7h of walk Accommodation : in lodge + m - m

We continue to climb up towards most important and famous village of Chhekamparo. Which is big village of this valley. If the weather is in our favor, we can enjoy the views of Himchuli Himal (7893m) and Ganesh Himal(7140m). After enjoying such an attractive view, we cross Chhekamparo. We lunch at Chhekamparo, there is police check point, which is the control point of Nepal and Tibet. We climb up gradually Lamagon village. We will cross some small village and some lodges before arriving our camp at Lama gaon. Just infront, we can see big buddhist monastry of women Rachen Gompa which we will visit next morning. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Between 6h to 7h of walk Accommodation : in lodge + m - m

We cross the suspension bridge to go to visit the Rachen Gompa. It is a nunnery famous Gompa. Normally we didn't see the nunnery monastery in the mountains. It's a big monastery. We will visit for a short time, and then we cross the Syar Khola. We continue to walk through the well-managed villages. We pass Lar (micro hydro power), Phurbe, and Pangdun village. We can see lots of Buddhists monuments like manies, stupas, chorten, prayer wheel and prayer flags flotting in the air. We can see the fields for agriculture, possible to see the yaks. We arrive first of all at Chhule village and we go to stay at Nile village by crossing the river. These are two typical Tibetan village and last villages of Nepal before Tibet border. The people from here do the business of Yaks wools, medical herbs etc. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Between 6h to 7h of walk Accommodation : in lodge + m - m

This day is specail day as we do the rest and climb up gradually towards Mu Gompa , the last point of this trek. The greatest and historic monastery of that area. Mu Gompa will astound you with its own world, which is a flat, bowl-shaped valley surrounded by mountains. You can find accommodation facilities, where we lunch or take tea break. It depends upon the groups that someone come back to lunch at Nile and rest and free time after lunch break. Mu Gompa is a small monastery with small space.Therefore, you will return to the Nile after visiting Mu Gompa. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Between 6h to 7h of walk Accommodation : in lodge + m - m

Time to back the towards our camp Chhekamparo from where we climbed. We can take another way to back by visiting the old and historic cave of Milleara Guru. He did many years meditation in that cave and left the footprint. It's very holy place. We can see beautiful landscape. We back to Chhakamparo where we can find comfortable hotels and big village. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Between 6h to 7h of walk Accommodation : in lodge + m - m

We follow the same trail that we walked. We go to stay at the same small village Lokpa. It takes around 20 minutes to go to the real village of Lokpa. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Between 6h to 7h of walk Accommodation : in lodge + m - m

Same direction toward korlabesi, the village from where we arrive at the third day of the trek from Laprak village and we passed on climbing. And around 1 hour of walk from korlabesi. We find the vehicles to go to Kathmandu for the next day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Between 6h to 7h of walk Accommodation : in lodge + m - m

Around 7/8 hours of drive up to Kathmandu by bus or Jeep. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Accommodation : At hotel

Free time to visit Kathmandu city and monuments and shopping Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. Accommodation : At hotel

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Cost Includes

  • Accommodation in the mountains (dinner, breakfast and lunch)
  • 3 nights city accommodation (Kathmandu) with breakfast.
  • All transportation, including airport pickup and drop-off, transportation to Barpak and from Machha kola to Kathmandu Kathmandu - Sybru beshi & Dunche to Kathmandu
  • French-speaking guide, assistants guides (1 assis. for 4 guests), Porters (1 porter for 2 customers)
  • First aid medical kit (Your guide will carry the medical kit but we also advise you to bring it for your own use)
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Nepalese team insurance
  • Welcome dinner & Farewell dinner

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa at immigration at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) (approximately 50 USD) per person per month (For this trek 15 days of visa is enough)
  • Location of trekking equipment such as sleeping bags, down jackets, trekking poles, etc.
  • Shower, Wi-Fi, cell phone pill charging and device
  • Unexpected costs due to health, flight cancellation, weather conditions, etc.
  • All kinds of drinks and snacks.
  • Tips for the guide and porter after the trek.
  • insurance
  • International flight