Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Nar Phu Kangla Pass Trek

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    Duration 34 Days
  • Trip Difficulty STRENUOUS
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    AccommodationHotel + Tea House
  • TransportationPrivate 4WD Jeep
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    Trip StyleHiking + Excursion
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  • Meals: Lunch + Dinner + Breakfast
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The Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek with Nar Phu Kangla Pass of Annapurna offers an alternate classical trekking trail in Nepal due to road access to Machhakhola and up to Manang on another side of Manaslu opening up this area to trekkers. It is rich in cultural heritage, featuring Chortens, Gumbas, and Mani walls throughout the trek. The region is known for sightings of the mythical Yeti, snow Leopard which is associated with Buddhist Guru Milarepa. The trek also includes visits to natural hot springs in Tatopani, believed to have healing properties.

The Tsum Valley is revered as one of Buddhism's sacred hidden valleys, where traditional practices like subsistence agriculture, yak herding, and trade with Tibet still endure. The route passes through picturesque villages adorned with Chortens and Buddhist inscriptions, providing insight into the local way of life.

The ultimate classical Trek that combines Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Nar Phu Kangla Pass Trek and Manang with Ganesh Himal Base Camp and Hidden Lungdan Gompa.

After the competition of the Tsum Valley trek with Ganesh Himal, you will continue to Manaslu Circuit with its Base Camp and Larkya La Pass. You hit the road section trekking trail of famous Annapurna Circuit up to Koto and enter another highlight of this Nar Phu and you complete the last pass of Kangla to meet at Manang and drive back to Kathmandu.

Trek Combines of Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Nar Phu Kangla Pass

The Tsum Valley Manaslu Annapurna Nar Phu Trek, starting from Machhakhola and following the Budhi Gandaki River, spans various landmarks including Tatopani, Dhovan, Jagat, Phipim, Lokpa, Chumling, Chhekamparo, Rachen Gumpa, Nile, Nyke Phedi, Lho, Sama Gau, Larkya Pass, Dharapani, Koto, Nar, Phu, Kang La Pass and Manang. Ultimately this long classical trek comes to an end in Beshisahar, the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. It offers options for different durations, from 34 days to visit many Monasteries, Gumpa, viewpoints, ancient villages, pass and base camps. Which is the extended trek combining of Manaslu Circuit Trek, Ganesh Himal Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, and Nar Phu Kangla Pass Trek. 

The Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek with Nar Phu requires a minimum of two people with a registered trekking agency like Trekking Trail Nepal. Although solo trips can be arranged. Accommodation is available in lodges and teahouses along the trail, with basic facilities and traditional Nepali and Tibetan cuisine. The trek showcases the unique culture of the Tsum Valley Manaslu Nar Phu Trek, where ancient traditions like polygamy marriage still exist. It can be undertaken even in winter, with the highest point being Mu Gumba at 3,700 meters. The best times for the trek are in autumn and spring.

Highlights of Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek with Nar Phu

Highlights of the trek include visits to villages, monasteries, nunneries, lakes, and viewpoints offering panoramic mountain vistas. The region's attractions include the Ganesh Himal Range, Milarepa Cave Monastery, and hidden treasures of the Manaslu Region.

  • 3 Restricted Area Trek in Nepal with stunning landscapes and mountains.
  • Unique cultural experiences, botanical and geology.
  • Rich religious sites with Monastery and monk schools.
  • Land powerful lamas, ancient monasteries like Mu Gumba and Rachen Gumba, Milarepa Cave, and Pungen Gompas with the aspects of enlightenment.
  • Proximity to the Tibet border; language and traditions resembling Tibetan culture.
  • Spectacular views include the world’s highest peak, Mt. Manaslu (8,163m with other peaks from Annapurna, Ganesh, and Manaslu Himalayas range.
  • Adventurous scenic overland drive from Kathmandu to Machhakhola and Manang-Beshhisahar to Kathmandu.
  • The least visited sacred sites like Gumba Lungdan and Ganesh Himal Base Camp.

Overall, the Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek with Nar Phu promises an enriching experience amidst Nepal's pristine natural and cultural landscapes.

Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek with Nar Phu Kangla Pass Itinerary:

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Welcome to Nepal.
  • Day 02: Permits, Packaging and Introduction.
  • Day 03: Drive to Machhakhola.
  • Day 04: Trek to Dovan.
  • Day 05: Trek to Philim
  • Day 06: Trek to Chumling.
  • Day 07: Trek to Chhkangparo
  • Day 08: Trek to Rachen Gompa (stay in Lama Gaun).
  • Day 09: Trek to Mu Gompa, overnight at monastery guesthouse.
  • Day 10: Rest and excursion around Mu Gompa.
  • Day 11: Trek back to Chhokangparo.
  • Day 12: Trek to Gumba Lungdang.
  • Day 13: Excursion to Ganesh Himal Base Camp and back to Gumba Lungdang, overnight at monastery guesthouse.
  • Day 14: Trek to Ripchet,
  • Day 15: Trek to Nyak Phedi.
  • Day 16: Trek to Bhi Phedi.
  • Day 17: Trek to Shyo.
  • Day 18: Trek to Shyala.
  • Day 19: Trek to Sama Gaun via Pungen glacier viewpoint.
  • Day 20: Stay in Sama Gaun and excursion around Birendra Lake and Manaslu Base Camp.
  • Day 21: Trek to Samdo.
  • Day 22: Trek to Dharmasala (Larkya Phedi).
  • Day 23: Trek to Bhimtang Phedi after crossing Larkya La Pass.
  • Day 24: Trek to Tilje.
  • Day 25: Trek to Koto.
  • Day 26: Trek to Meta.
  • Day 27: Trek to Phu Village.
  • Day 28: Excursion around Phu Village (visit Tashi Lakhang monastery).
  • Day 29: Trek to Nar Village and Excursion around Nar Village.
  • Day 30: Trek to Ngawal after crossing Kang La Pass.
  • Day 31: Trek to Manang.
  • Day 32: Excursion around Manang (side trips to Chonkor viewpoint or Kecho Ice Lake).
  • Day 33: Manang to Chame to Besisahar.
  • Day 34: Besisahar to Kathmandu and end of the Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Nar Phu Kangla Pass Trek with Trekking Trail Nepal.

Cost Includes:

  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner) as mentioned in the itinerary. 
  • Best available tea house or guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • Government-certified Experience English speaking guide as itineraries. 
  • Oximeter and Medical kit bag carried by the guide during the trek.
  • Trekking porter to carry your baggage for the trekking days.
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Project permits.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project permits.
  • Manaslu Restrict Area Permit.
  • Nar Phu Special Trekking permits
  • Tsum Valley restricted area trekking permits.
  • 4WD Luxury Jeep drives from Kathmandu to Machha Khola.
  • Local yet private 4WD jeep ride from Manang to Besi Sahar. 
  • Private car drive from Besi Sahar to Kathmandu.
  • Trip completes Dinner and Achievement Certificate in Kathmandu.