Manaslu Larke Pass with Tsum Valley trek
Manaslu Larke Pass with Tsum Valley trek is a challenging and rewarding trekking route that combines three amazing regions: Manaslu, Tsum valley, and Larke pass, offering trekkers an opportunity to experience rich culture, diverse landscapes, and incredible views of the Himalayas.
The Manaslu region is known for its remote and untouched beauty located in the Gorkha district of Nepal. The major attraction of this region is the majestic Mount Manaslu (8156 m), the eighth highest mountain in the world. Along the way, you will pass through charming villages, lush forests, unique suspension bridges, and terraced farmlands.
Tsum valley is a hidden valley known for its rich Buddhist culture, ancient monasteries, and traditional way of life, at the foothills of Ganesh Himal (7422 m). It was opened for trekking in 2008. The people of Tsum valley have their unique culture, language, and lifestyle. The trek takes you through beautiful villages and allows you to immerse yourself in the local Tibetan- influenced culture.
The Larke pass (5160 m) is the highest point of the trek and connects the Manaslu and Annapurna regions. After exploring the Tsum valley, the trek takes you towards the Larke pass, which is one of the most challenging trekking passes. So, crossing the Larke pass requires physical fitness and proper acclimatization, as the altitude can pose challenge. However, the breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru, and Annapurna Ⅱ, make it all worth it.
Overall, this adventure takes you through the stunning landscapes of the Manaslu region, allow you to explore the remote Tsum valley, which is known for its unique culture and pristine natural beauty, and the breathtaking highest point of the trek Larke pass at an altitude of 16930 ft which can pose a challenge. However, it is an unforgettable journey that provides an authentic Himalayan experience away from the more crowded trekking routes in Nepal.
This trek is considered a restricted area trek, which means that trekkers need a special permit to undertake it. They are:
1) Manaslu Restricted Area Permit
2) Tsum Valley Restricted Area Permit
These permits can only be obtained through a registered trekking agency and you will need to be accompanied by a licensed guide.
2) Best time for trekking
Spring and Autumn seasons is the ideal time for Manaslu Larke pass with Tsum valley trek. These months offers breathtaking views of the mountains, stable weather, and clear skies. It’s a great time to witness the vibrant colors of nature and enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains.
3) Guides and porters
It is highly recommended hiring a licensed guide for the Manaslu Larke pass with Tsum valley trek. Therefore, you can join us for a highly experienced, helpful, friendly, English speaking licensed guide with guide insurance. They provide valuable assistance, carry your belongings, share local knowledge, and allowing you to fully enjoy the trek.
4) Altitude sickness
While ascending quickly you may feel symptoms like nausea, headache, difficulty in breathing, increased heart rate, and uneasiness. And, if the symptoms persist for a longer duration then know that your body could not resist the altitude variation. So, if you feel these symptoms, please let your guide and your group know. Your guide will provide you with immediate first aid.
To minimize the risk of altitude sickness here are some guidelines:
Stop and rest where you are
Do not go any higher for at least 24 to 48 hours
Make sure you are drinking enough water
Do not smoke, drink alcohol, or exercise
5) Foods and lodging
During the trek, teahouses usually provide basic room with a bed and shared bathroom facilities. The beds have mattresses, pillows, bed sheets, and some blankets. Hot water is available for some additional charge. Most hotels now have geyser, otherwise you will get a bucket of warm water.
Tea shops and lodges provide plentiful and delicious foods to suit the preferences of various trekkers. All the food will be cooked by the local cook by using local vegetables so the taste would be very local. However, the many teahouses provide food with Nepali, Indian, Italian, Tibetan, and continental flavors.
6) Travel Insurance
We strongly recommend you to get travel insurance before going on a Manaslu Larke pass with Tsum valley trek. Make sure that, your insurance covers high- altitude trekking, medical expenses, emergency evacuation by helicopter, trip cancellation, and loss or theft of personal belongings. It can offer you with peace of mind and financial protection in the event of an unforeseen accident.
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We take private jeep or local bus (6-7hrs). if you take jeep 5 hours .
Our first day of trek heads to the north along Bodhi Gandaki River and we pass the villages of Santi Bazar, Arukhet and ascend towards Kyoropani near the confluence of Soti River- an ideal place to take a fresh water bath.
An hour from Soti Khola we pass by nice springs and small water fall where we can easily fool around for a while. And we shall encounter the first suspension bridge for the first time, and a beautiful Gurung village.
The track will be filled up with small to humongous water falls passing beside the Budhi Gandaki in between mighty mountains.
We shall be crossing the longest suspension bridge again and enter the beautiful village called “Phillim” And After Acap Checkpost.
On this day we shall have a steep hair-raising walk by the cliffs with the Budhi Gandaki river deep down with a good walk through the jungles full of black faced monkeys and beautiful green lush path ways.
Heading to Rachen Gompa we shall have a breath taking views of Ganesh and Manaslu mountains.
The views of the borders with Tibet and mountains all around are astounding.
Making rest and exploring the surrounding Gonpas, various artistic crafts and the living styles of the people around there.
Heading to Chokhang Paro we shall have a breath taking views of Ganesh and Manaslu mountains.
And we turn back making way to Pewa enjoying the trail as usual.
A last look up to Chum Valley, trek through bamboo forests, and continue in and out of the continuous wild canyons, many Mani walls, intricate quality carvings of various Buddhas in meditation incised in hard local stones are the main attraction here.
Entering a beautiful forests of Fir and Rhododendron with many birds, and a roaring narrow canyons below makes a day. And trail that climbs on well made stairs and different kind of housing with beautiful architectures, there lives the people all in traditional Tibetan gait up and children in chubas.
This trek takes us into the mountains with time to enjoy and acclimatize and the views of the Manaslu are stupendous. Here we enter the world of yaks, pastures, and houses which seem to have grown from the stones.
We can spend the day exploring surroundings like Birendra taal(lake), Buddhist monasteries, Samagaun, a big Tibetan cultured community and a site trip to Pun Gyen Gomba or Manaslu Base Camp and Day Hike.
A trek to Dharamsala with a picturesque village dedicated to yak herding and hills covered with blue sheep with an entrancing views.
The views are marvelous. A large herd of blue sheep called Tussock covers the hills and sometimes if we are lucky we get to see the amazing snow leopard too.
Encounter few lakes marked with prayer flags, and we catch the track running through beautiful valleys very scenic and mountains in all directions, also few medial glacial lakes.
The trail crosses glacial stream and rhododendron forests on the way to Hampuk, Yak Kharka, Surti Khola and drop down to Goa(Gho) the first village since Samdo. And crossing Tiliche we descend to Dharapani.
Making through Kharte Khotro we take to Tal, ACAP check post and to our stop.
On this day we get to pass by many small villages and their way of living.
Making few hours of walk we get to Besi Sahar where we are taking our vehicle back to Kathmandu .
Small waterproof bags
Flash or torch light
Warm down jacket
Woolen hat and scarf
Raincoat and rain trousers
Antibacterial hand wash
Tooth brush and tooth paste
Small personal power bank
Camera and batteries
Other required equipment’s