Tsum valley Larke pass trek lies in 100 Km northwest from Kathmandu in lap of Manaslu range. Since the tallest Mountain Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Boudha Ranges are backdrop beauties of this serene valley, Tsum valley and Nubry valley creates world’s one of the few untouched and isolated natural beauties.
Furthermore, Tsum valley Larke pass trek offers an opportunity to explore the beautiful mountains such as Mt Manaslu (8,156m), Shringi (7,187m), Ngadi Chuli (7,871m), Buddha Himal, Himal Chuli (7,893m), Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal, rich in biodiversity and flora and fauna as well as ancient art and culture.
Mu Gomba, Gumba lungdang, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu base camp, Tibet border from Samdoo are top highlighted for side trips. Trek to Tsum valley combine with Larke pass has rock-strewn trails with artistic chortens and the long line of Buddhist mani walls carved with paintings of deities and inscribed with prayers in their myriads of stone slabs.
As Tsum valley Larke pass trek has tough geographical conditions, there has been very less development so you can still explore the unique cultures centuries old. Tsum valley Larke pass trek route can be done any time (except winter) through out the year.
Tsum valley combine with Larke pass trek is soft adventure trek combines with the great scenery of Tallest Manaslu family, beautiful landscapes and Tibetan Buddhism Cultural and Natural heritages starting from 800 m low elevation to 4600 meter with relatively short distances at more relaxed pace. Tsum valley Larke pass trek offers basic accommodation along the trekking routes run by the local inhabitants. The trek includes all meals, road-head transport, services of English speaking local trekking guide and porters to carry the luggage. You will only need to carry a day-pack and you can walk at your own pace.
Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft), Shringi Himal, Buddha Himal, Lamjung Himal 6931m, Walking up to the borders of Nepal and Tibet, explore the old monasteries, Ethnic group with unique culture, Explore the Tibetan Buddhism and tradition, Mystical flora and faunas.
Our mystical trek to Tsum valley with Larke pass is suitable for all age people as we go up to 5200m. It is a soft adventure trek destination where you do not need any experience. However, it would be more good to do daily jogging or walking exercise is useful before you depart from your country. Our program has been prepared including rest day and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On the trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Arughat – Philim – Gumba lungdan – Mu Gomba – Namrung – Samagaon – Larke la pass – Besisahar.
March, April, May, June, September, October and November.
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 : Trek preparation day in Kathmandu
Day 03 : Drive to Arughat (640m/2,093 ft), 8 hours
Day 04 : Trek to Soti Khola (775m/2,534 ft) 6 hours.
Day 05 : Trek to Machha Khola (900m/2,943 ft) 5.30 hours.
Day 06 : Trek to Jagat (1340m/4,382 ft) 6 hours.
Day 07 : Jagat to Lokpa (2260m/7,390 ft), 6 hours.
Day 08 : Lokpa to Chumling (2360m/7,717 ft), 7 hours
Day 09 : Trek to Rachen Bompa (3300m/10,791 ft), 6 hours..
Day 10 : Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m/12,099 ft), 5:30 hours.
Day 11 : Exploration day on Mu Gomba.
Day 12 : Trek to Rainjam (2600m.) via Chhule (3347m/10,945 ft), 7 hours.
Day 13 : Trek to Gomba Lungdang (3200m/10,464 ft.), 6 hours
Day 14 : Descend to Ripchet village, 6 hours.
Day 15 : Trek to Deng village (2310m/7,554 ft) 6 hours.
Day 16 : Trek to Ghap (2100m/6,867 ft) 7 hours.
Day 17 : Trek to Lho (3200m/10,464 ft) 7 hours.
Day 18 : Trek to Sama gompa (3500m/11,445 ft) 6 hours.
Day 19 : Samagaon exploration day.
Day 20 : Trek to Samdo (4500m/14,715 ft) 5 hours
Day 21 : Cross Larkya La (5215m/17,053 ft) and trek Bhimthang (3590 m) 8 hours
Day 22 : Trek to Tilje (3900m/12,753 ft) 5 hours.
Day 23 : Trek to Tal (1725m/5,640 ft) 5 hours.
Day 24 : Trek to Jagat (1300m/4,251 ft) 5 hours.
Day 25 : Drive back to Kathmandu city
Day 26 : Departure to Kathmandu (TIA AIRPORT)
Our trek to Tsum valley combine with larke pass trek is a classical trek route is designed for World explorers who wish to hike in this trek with relaxing manner itinerary than take a look this travel plan however if this itinerary suits you then email us to request tailor-made itinerary.
Day 01: Arrived at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
Day 02: Kathmandu city tour or World heritage sites seeing with tour guide, 6 hours
After breakfast, we start a guided tour to the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are landmarks as World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu city with our professional tour guide. The day tour includes the historic Hanuman dhoka Durbar Square (or Basantapur Durbar square or Kathmandu durbar square), the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine Buddha Nath stupa.
It is one of the largest Stupas of Nepal and one of the large stupa in the world. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. And transfer to hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Arughat (640m/2,093 ft), 8 hours
Your trekking staff will come to your Hotel early in the morning at 7.00 am to pick you up; from there we have an 8 hour driving journey to Arughat. From Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi for 3.30 hours is a comfortable drive but from there to Arugat for another 4 hours, we will be driving on a dirt road. Stay overnight at guest house.
Day 04: Trek to Soti Khola (775m/2,534 ft), 6 hours.
Follow the Budhi Gandaki River toward its point of origin. We pass the village of Morder and Simre to reach Arkhat River. After Arkhat we ascend slowly toward Kyoropani. Camp today nears the confluence of Seti River – an ideal place to take a fresh water bath. Stay overnight at guest house.
Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola (900m/2,943 ft), 5.30 hours.
The trail descends slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. Pass the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Labubesi, the trail follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki. Stay overnight at Machha khola guest house.
Day 06: Trek to Jagat (1340m/4,382 ft), 6 hours.
After crossing Machha River and Khrola besi, there is a hot spring called “Tatopani”. The trail follows forested area after this toward Dovan. There is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. At Jagat, there is a police check-post where your trekking permit will be checked. Stay overnight at the guest house..
Day 07: Jagat to Lokpa (2260m/7,390 ft), 6 hours
From Jagat, after descending a long series of stone steps back down to the river, we then climb on wonderful stone steps along a terraced hillside to the small hamlet of Saguleri and Sirdibas, from where we can see the impressive Sringi Himal (7187m). We pass through the charming, villages during the day. Our route continues upstream, and again we have a steep climb to reach Philim Philim is nice place to take lunch. Then there are two trails where one crosses a bridge and heads for Manaslu and the trail for Tsum valley heads right and then ascends for a couple of hours to Lokpa (2260m). Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Lokpa to Chumling (2360m/7,717 ft), 7 hours
We take the trail heads down for half an hour before it then ascends steeply up. We then have a half hour descent to the riverside and cross the beautiful wooden bridge, before the final ascent of up to an hour to Chumling. They have a primary level school, a small clinic, with great views of the Ganesh Himal range. We are now in an area of Tibetan culture where they import goods from Tibet.
Day 09: Trek to Rachen Bompa (3300m/10,791 ft), 6 hours.
This is a tough and long day of walking but the scenic views of the valley amply compensate for the long walk. Chhokangparo is located at an altitude of 3010m above sea level is situated on flat land and consists of 2 settlements, Chhokang and Paro. From here you can get superb views of the Ganesh Himal range. Some households practice polyandry down here. This area is prominent for its Tibetan Buddhist heritage. Stay overnight in the guest house of Rachen Gumpa.
Day 10: Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m/12,099 ft), 5:30 hours
Nile located at an altitude of 3361m above sea level is the last village heading north in the upper Tsum valley. This village is situated on the banks of the Shiar Khola and it consists of large number of households. Mu Gompa is home to a very old monastery and there are no village establishments here. It is located at the highest and farthest point in the Tsum valley. This trail is used to import and export things to and from Tibet. You may come across several yak trains supplying goods to local villages. Stay overnight in the guest house of Mu Gumpa.
Day 11: Exploration day on Mu Gomba.
Today we can take excursions to the many snow-covered peaks in the area for the most spectacular views of this trek. Take a Half day walk to the Nunnery and to a small pond a bit further up to Nunnery. Or day a full day trek to Vajyo with your packed lunch as there are no places to buy our lunch. Stay overnight in the guest house in Mu. Gumpa.
Day 12: Trek to Rainjam (2600m.) via Chhule (3347m/10,945 ft), 7 hours.
On an entirely descending path. This day you can enjoy glimpses of the Punchen Himal that is unique in shape. This day you continue your descent by retracing the path from your ascent. Stay overnight in the Guesthouse.
Day 13: Trek to Gomba Lungdang (3200m/10,464 ft.), 6 hours
On the way you can enjoy views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. Gomba Lungdang is home to a beautiful and large monastery that houses monks (all females). Men are not permitted in some areas of this monastery., the most spectacular sunrise through Ganesh Himal range is a magic moment. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 14: Descend to Ripchet village, 6 hours.
After Breakfast at Gumpa, we take downhill keep our unforgettable and very close views of Ganesh Himal range to Rainjam and then gradual up and downhill to Ripchet, Ripchet is a big village where there are about 70 families living, its one of the most laid-back village in this region, You can find very simple lodges. Stay overnight at Ripchet.
Day 15: Trek descend to Lokpa (2240m/7,325 ft), 6 hours.
Trail heads all the way down to Chumling village and then onto Lokpa. You will feel great here having been to a higher altitude. Lokpa a small place where there is just one lodge and we stay there.
Day 16: Trek to Deng Phedi (2310m/7,554 ft) 6 hours.
After ascending to a terraced hill of Saguleri and view of Sringi Himal (7177 m). we continue towards Sirish Gaon, Gandaki valley narrows from herewith soaring precipitous walls. We cross the river and ascend up all the way to Deng Phedi. Stay overnight at guest house.
Day 17: Trek to Ghap (2100m/6,867 ft) 7 hours.
Follow the trail upstream of Deng River – a tiny village of 4 houses. We walk through a newly built rock tunnel from here, thus avoiding the traditional steep climb. At Ghap, the Tibetan culture begins with Mani stones and chortens all around. Stay overnight at guest house.
Day 18: Trek to Lho (3200m/10,464 ft) 7 hours.
After crossing the wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki we follow the path lined with houses that are interspersed with cultivated fields. At Namru, there is a police check post again. After Namru, across the Hinan river originating from Linda Glacier and continue on to Sho. Naike peak, Manaslu north (7774 m) and Manaslu (8150 m) are visible from here. Tonight we fix the camp near a spring at Lho gaon – a small village. Stay overnight at lodge / guest house.
Day 19: Trek to Sama gompa (3500m/11,445 ft) 6 hours.
You will pass the stone gate and long Mani stone wall of the village after Lho with full view of Peak 29 ahead. You can make a side excursion to Pungen Glacier from here to get a very close up view of Manaslu. Follow the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier toward Sama. From the village of Sama, it takes another 20 minutes to reach Sama Gompa for night halt. Stay overnight at guest house.
Day 20: Samagaon exploration day.
We will spend a day here in order to acclimatize and adjust to the thinning of the air and also for the local excursion to visit Birendra lake. Return to the lodge to stay overnight.
Day 21: Trek to Samdo (4500m/14,715 ft) 5 hours.
Today, we climb a terraced hill on the opposite bank of Budhi Gandaki River from here toward a most remote permanent settlement to Samdo. Here amid the most severe conditions of nature live some 200 in forty houses check-by-jowl. Stay overnight at guest house.
Day 22: Cross Larkya La (5215m/17,053 ft) and trek Bhimthang (3590 m) 8 hours.
We first climb towards Cho Chanda and then slowly head steeply uphill towards the snowed-up pass. From the top the panorama is magnificent: Himlung Himal (7126 m), Cheo Himal (6820 m), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981 m) and the Annapurna II (7937 m). The descent is steep, through moraines, towards Bhimphedi. Stay overnight at lodge / guest house.
Day 23: Trek to Tilje (3900m/12,753 ft) 5 hours.
The route gets easier. We start with a gentle climb through paddy fields towards the small Karcha La pass and descend through big tree and rhododendron forests to Tilje. Stay overnight at guest house.
Day 24: Trek to Tal (1725m/5,640 ft) 5 hours.
Follow the trail downstream of Marshyangdi River, passing through the scattered villages to reach Tal village for overnight stay. Stay overnight at guest house.
Day 25: Trek to Jagat (1300m/4,251 ft) 5 hours.
Today the trail runs gently downstream of the river passing the village of Chamje and Himal pani We will have overnight stay at Jagat. Overnight at guest house
Day 26: Drive to Kathmandu
After breakfast, At morning time, we drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for lunch in Besisahar than we drive back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu, a guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.
Day 27: Final departure day
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
Tsum valley Larke pass trek price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury Tent style trekking tour plan, 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
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We can organize private Tsum valley with Larke pass Trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Feb 15, 2019 – March 10, 2019
Feb 20, 2019 – March 15, 2019
Feb 25, 2019 – March 22, 2019
Mar 05, 2019 – March 30, 2019
Mar 10, 2019 – April 05, 2019
Mar 15, 2019 – April 10, 2019
Mar 20, 2019 – April 15, 2019
Mar 25, 2019 – April 20, 2019
Mar 30, 2019 – April 25, 2019
April 10, 2019 – May 04, 2019
April 25, 2019 – May 19, 2019
April 30, 2019 – May 24, 2019
May 10, 2019 – June 04, 2019
May 15, 2019 – June 09, 2019
May 20, 2019 – June 15, 2019
May 25, 2019 – June 20, 2019
Sept 10, 2019 – Oct 04, 2019
Sept 15, 2019 – Oct 09, 2019
Sept 20, 2019 – Oct. 14, 2019
Sept. 30, 2019 – Oct. 24, 2019
Oct. 05, 2019 – Oct. 30, 2019
Oct. 10, 2019 – Nov 04, 2019
Oct. 15, 2019 – Nov 09, 2019
Oct. 18, 2019 – Nov 12, 2019
Oct. 20, 2019 – Nov 14, 2019
Oct. 25, 2019 – Nov 19, 2019
Oct. 30, 2019 – Nov 24, 2019
Nov 05, 2019 – Nov 30, 2019
Nov. 10, 2019 – Dec 04, 2019
Nov. 15, 2019 – Dec 09, 2019
Nov. 20, 2019 – Dec 14, 2019
Nov. 25, 2019 – Dec 19, 2019
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need the experience to do Tsum valley Larke pass trek?
Answer: Actually for Tsum valley Larke pass trek is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight daypack. For this trekking, if you have about the little experience would be better.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Tsum valley Larke pass trek?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes the rooms are clean with the cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?
Answer: All the guest houses along the tsum and nubri valey trekking route, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along Tsum valley Larke pass trekking?
Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on Tsum valley combine with Larke pass camping Trekking?
Answer: During the Tsum valley Larke pass trek route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in campsite/along the way.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on lodge Tsum valley Larke pass trek?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on express Tsum valley Larke pass trek?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls ?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.
The above itinerary about Tsum valley combine with Larke pass trek is subject to change due to a condition beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. A physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
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