Tsum Valley Larkya Pass Trek

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Trip Facts

  • Destinations: Nepal
  • Total Duration: 23 Days
  • Trekking Duration: 19 Days
  • Trip Grade: Medium Hard
  • Max Elevation: 5110m
  • Best Season: March to May ,October to December
  • Walking Hours: 5-6hrs everyday
  • Styles: Tea House
  • Starting point of trek: Soti Khola
  • Finishing point of trek: Beshi Shar
  • Meals and Drinks: Guest houses managed by local people
  • Group Size: 2 to 16

Trip Map

  • Destination:Nepal

The Tsum Valley trek is fascinated trekking area located in Grorkha District in Manaslu Trekking route in the west north from Kathmandu. This region was remained isolated for tourists just in 2008 legally opened for tourists strictly regulated by Nepal Government.

From Soti Khola three days walking on the main trail of Manaslu along the Budhi Gandaki River and Syal Khola joins at a new bridge about three hundred meters before new bridge Tsum valley trail separates on the right side up to Lokpa. Syala Khola leads all the way to Tsum Valley trek.  As we enter to the Tsum valley where, the landscapes, scene and environment show really it looks like the hidden valley.

The valley lies between the Boudha Himal (6672m) and Himal Chuli (7393m) to the west, Shringi Himal (7142m) to the north and Ganesh Himal (7140m) to the south. It is a high altitude region to join Tibet China border so all the inhabitants of the area are similar to Tibetan and very much influenced by Tibetan Culture and tradition and very deeply practiced in Buddhist religion day to day in their lives. Local people emigrated from Tibet. The people who visit this area are friendly over welcome with great respect by the people of Tsum. They are in the age-old lifestyle and culture. They speak Tibetan dialect. While on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people of Tsum valley. There are some ancient monasteries to visit are such as Rachen Gompa, Dephyudolma and Mu Gompa which is the largest monastery in the area and there is also an old nunnery monastery is Gumba Lungdang.  

Tsum valley trek offers spectacular scenery of pine forest bamboo along the trail, amazing waterfalls and suspension bridges, charming villages and above Jagat each village exists with monasteries, mani walls, and stupas and nature beauty mountain ranges of Himalchuli (7,893m), Ganesh Himal (7,140m), Manaslu (8,163m), Churke Himal and the Syakpa Glacier come to eyes views. Trekkers really enjoy and experience the Tibetan culture, mountains life with occupation and religious impact life.besides these this trekking offers magnificent views of surrounding the Ganesh Himal range, Srhingi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 03: Kathmandu to Soti Khola (700m) (5 -6hrs)
  • Day 04: Soti Khola to Khorlabeshi (975m) (5-6hrs)
  • Day 05: Khorlabeshi to Jagat (1410m) (6-7hrs)
  • Day 06: Jagat to Lokpa (2240m) (5-6hrs)
  • Day 07: Lokpa to Chumling (2386m)(5-6hrs)
  • Day 08: Chumling to Chokangparo (3034m) (4-5hrs)
  • Day 09: Chokangparo to Nile (3361m) (5-6hrs)
  • Day 10: Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m) (4-5hrs)
  • Day 11: Exploring Mu Gompa
  • Day 12: Mu Gompa to Ranchen Gompa (3240m) (5-6hrs)
  • Day 13: Ramchen Gompa to Chumlinng (2386m) (5-6hrs)
  • Day 14: Chumling to Deng (6hr
  • Day 15: Deng to Namrung (2630m) (6-7hrs)
  • Day 16: Namrung to Shyala (3500m) (5-6hrs)
  • Day 17: Shyala to Samdo (3875m) (5hrs)
  • Day 18: Samdo to Dharmashala (4460m) (4hrs)
  • Day 19: Dharmasala to Bimthang (3700m) (8-9hrs)
  • Day 20: Bimthang to Dharapani (1900m) (7-8hrs)
  • Day 21: Dhara Pani to Kathmandu via Beshi Shar (9hrs by jeep and car)
  • Day 22: Rest day in Kathmandu
  • Day 23: Departure from Kathmandu.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport transfer to your hotel short briefing will follow concerning the necessary information about your trekking. After the briefing you may spend free time, visiting sanctuaries or rest.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley

On this day you are busy to visit ancient local traditions and places. In Kathmandu, there are many Buddhist and Hindu temples like Boudhnath Stupa, Swayambhu, and Durbarsqaur.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Soti Khola (700m) (5 -6hrs)

We start from Kathmandu by bus or jeep to Soti Khola, Gorkha. We drive Kathmandu –Pokhara Highway through Dhading on our journey we see mountains, valleys, rivers, and rocks. After 5-6 hrs driving we reach to our destination.

Day 04: Soti Khola to Khorlabeshi (975m) (5-6hrs)

Beyond Khorlabeshi the trail that is into the steep valley side which is densely forested. Crossing a number of small villages to tuck into the hillside then we reach to a widening of a valley. We can see a large tributary stream enters the Budhi Gandaki. Again we descend to the wide sandy and riverbed to the village of Lapbesi and at Machha Khola after this point flat trail along the Budhi Gandi Khola reach in one hour to Khorlabeshi village of Gurung Community.

Day 05: Khorlabeshi to Jagat (1410m) (6-7hrs)

Today we follow up a stream hot springs at Tato Pani. We turn to the right bank by way of a suspension bridge. Quite exposing and challenging trail to some parts of the forest then to Dobhan. The Budhi Gandaki flows an impressive way from above Dobhan. The path traverses on the bottom of the mighty rocks cliff. We cross the river on a suspension bridge then following up to Jagat.

Day 06: Jagat to Lokpa (2240m) (5-6hrs)

Beyond Jagat, the trail descends and climb to Salleri village on the bank of the Budhi Gandaki Khola. Further, the path past the big village of Sridibas and a suspension bridge is crossed on Budhi Gandaki River. From the bridge a short climbing up to Philim a beautiful village where permits are registered the police check post. After Philim the trail up and down another Village Eklebhati appears and beyond the village, a long attractive waterfall is seen on the left side. Now about 2 hours the main Manaslu trail splits where there is a signboard mark. Tsum valley trail leads left side up the Larkya Pass is left side down. Siyar River leads towards the Tsum Valley. After a steep climb through pine and rhododendron forests we reach at Lokpa, Enjoy the views of Himalchuli Mountain at 7893m and Boudha Himal.6672m

Day 07: Lokpa to Chumling (2386m)(5-6hrs)

The trail up and down all the way along the steep valley walls above the Siyar River. Siyar Khola is crossed and winding route meandering through a forest of pine and rhododendron reach at Gulung. Siyar Khola is crossed and a short steep to Chumling, from where we can view Shringi Himal. And nice to Visit the old Chumling gompa, and surrounding nice view surrounded by open meadows and densely forest.

Day 08: Chumling to Chokangparo (3034m) (4-5hrs)

The trail to Chokhangparo climbs up crossing over suspension bridges over Siyar Khola. Ganesh Himal. 7140m and Himalchuli 7893 are attraction views of today’s trek. can be seen with snowcapped Walk past Rainjam to Serpu Khola crossing it there appears Gho from where continue climbing trail 2 hours to reach the village of C Chokangparo the people are Tibetan called “Tsumbos” who live in traditional built slate-roofed houses which are packed closely together.

Day 09: Chokangparo to Nile (3361m) (5-6hrs)

Further Chokangparo, we enter in high altitude elevation so our walking steps must be slow further we past Lamagaon crossing rope suspension bridge to the Rachen Gompa, which is also well known as Nunnery Gompa. We make a short visit and then we cross the Siyar Khola. Continue to ascend through the village Lar, Phurbe and Pangdun then crossing the village of Chhule, climb upstream and cross a bridge to finally arrive the Nile.

Day 10: Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m) (4-5hrs)

The trail to Mu Gompa heads alongside the Siyar Khola leading up the valley to Mu Gompa to the west bank of the valley through the high mountain landscapes climbs steeply to the Mu Gompa where we make a visit to the Dhephu Doma Gompa a Buddhist nunnery monastery. The trail offers views of the valley and Ganesh Himal is spectacular with a perfect backdrop for the sparkling whiteness of the snow-capped peaks surrounding us.

Day 11: Exploring Mu Gompa

Day 11 is sightseeing of the whole Mu Gompa area. Mu Gompa is the largest monastery in the region. The Gompa lies at the highest and most remote part of the Tsum Valley. After exploring the Mu Gompa area or hiking to Dupchet at 4120m is the highest trekking point in Tsum valley.

Day 12: Mu Gompa to Ranchen Gompa (3240m) (5-6hrs)

We retrace down the same trail to Rachen Gompa if the weather is a favor to us the mountain views appear in different shape.

Day 13: Ramchen Gompa to Chumlinng (2386m) (5-6hrs)

Ascending trail makes you tired if the clients have knee problem otherwise easy to walk down through greenery landscapes.

Day 14: Chumling to Deng (6hr

The trail continues to follow down passing Lokpa to the main Manaslu trail after three hours. A short steep ascends to the confluence crossing over a bride then climbing up on the bank of the Budhi Gandaki Khola. From the bridge the walking through Nyak Phedi, the village of Pewa finally at Deng.

Day 15: Deng to Namrung (2630m) (6-7hrs)

The trail to Namrung offers impressive valley and beautiful forest. Trekking day crosses the highest number of bridges. The trail between Philim and Ghap part is danger zone of landslide and rolling down stones by a wild animal and strong wind. This route offers an amazing long falling we cross the villages of Lama and Mani stones. Beyond Ghap climbing up through a thick forest of alpine and you reach Namrung village in three hours. Namrung where the permit is checked.

Day 16: Namrung to Shyala (3500m) (5-6hrs)

We walk through the Tibetan village of Sho at 3000 meters. We see a charming view of the Manaslu North then continue to Lho village at 3150 meters where a lovely but small monastery chortens and manis are scattered where a view of Ganesh I and peak 29 can be seen. From Lho the trek trail climbs up through charming pine forest. As the forest part is past then there Shyala village which has more than two dozen lodges are spread along the trail.

Day 17: Shyala to Samdo (3875m) (5hrs)

From Shyala the trail flat and down and climbs to Samagaun this is a big village stands with traditional houses, monastery, several lodges mountain views Manaslu camp route separates on the left side up. Samdo Samdo which is the last settlement three hours walking from Sama Gaun. The path heads west bank of Budhi Gandaki River. Pay attention to this area is risky for the avalanche. Just before reaching Samdo we cross a small bridge and climbs short steep then walking on the ridge there appears Samdo village where half dozen lodges have scattered in the village. Samdo people used to get things from Tibet China Samdo which is near the Tibetan border.

Day 18: Samdo to Dharmashala (4460m) (4hrs)

The trail to Dharmasla descend to a river a bridge and continues to climb up. The path is signed with iron pillars and moraine. We see impressive mountains all around. Rewards with the view of Manaslu and Manaslu North and lying down Syacha Glacier. In Opened grassy land if keep eyes opened the chance to see blue sheep are walking and grazing in flocks. Dharmasala past about 4 hours from Samdo. Dharmasala causes you to get headache due to high altitude

Day 19: Dharmasala to Bimthang (3700m) (8-9hrs)

Dharmasala to Larkya La pass 5110m take 4 -5hrs is more interesting and enjoyable. Usually 4- 4:30 am is suitable Starting time to avoid the strong wind and bad weather. The path gradually climbs up but long way winding through glacier corridor starts above 4700m. The trail is marked with iron pillar and carne. As Larkya Pass arrives it is stunned with prayer flags, written Larkya La Pass 5110m on a small board. We across Larkya Pass, glacier views of Cho Danda, Larkya peak and on the west north direction where spectacular views of Annapurna II, Kanguru, Himlung Himal, and Cheo Himal are lined up. We step down following zigzag trail to Bimthamg is a flat opened village where many old and new lodges are spread.

Day 20: Bimthang to Dharapani (1900m) (7-8hrs)

Day 13 trek destination is to Dharapani. We see beautiful views of Manaslu to the south-east and Annapurna II to the south –which is near the Tibetan border further Sama Gaun there is no village unless we reach the west. The path leads completely down traverse magnificent forest of pine and rhododendron along the bank of Dudh Khola. Past village of Yak Kharka, Kharche, Goa and Tilije then descending to Marshyangdi River is crossed and few stones step up where joins to the Annapurna circuit trek Dharapani village which has several lodes and guest house. Here is the road to Manang and Beshi Shar. Overnight at the lodge to celebrate our last day of the trek.

Day 21: Dhara Pani to Kathmandu via Beshi Shar (9hrs by jeep and car)

Day 22: Rest day in Kathmandu

Day 23: Departure from Kathmandu.

You are assisted by our staff to reach at the airport three hours before your plane leave.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop off.
  • 4-night hotel accommodation and breakfast in Kathmandu.
  •  Licensed trained trekking guide.
  •  Porters to carry a bag pack
  •  Accommodation (breakfast, lunch, dinner) included coffee & tea. (during trekking)
  • Transportation by land and air.
  • All necessary documents permit for trekking.
  • National park/ conservation area entry permit
  • Free tour guide in Kathmandu (Durbar square, Swayambhu,  Boudha stupa.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Travel trekking insurance
  •  Major meals, lunch, dinner during stay in Kathmandu
  •  Excess baggage charge more than airlines allowed both domestic and international
  •  Personal expenses such as alcoholic beverages, drinks, phone & laundry
  •  Visa fee (easily get on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport
  •  Tips and gratuities for trekking staff
  • Rescue travel insurance trips cancellation costs
  • Accident or health emergency
  • Lost theft and damage to baggage

Equipments & Gears

  • Trekking shoes,
  • down jacket,
  • trekking pant,
  • gloves,
  • hat,
  • woolen cap,
  • sunglasses,
  • raincoat,
  • headlamp,
  • walking stick,
  • water bottle,
  • sleeping bag,
  • trekking bag waterproof and
  • changing clothes.

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