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Tsum valley + Larke pass trek

larke pass with Tsum valley trekking itinerary

Overview

Highlights

  • Discover tallest Mountain range with the majestic view from Larke la.
  • Excellent views of Manaslu range with Shringi Himal and Annapurna family & more.
  • Walking through cultivated fields, landscapes, Buddhist cultures and their life styles.
  • Explore diverse and pristine eco-systems in pristine Tsum valley and cultural heritages.

Tsum Valley with larke pass trekking of Manaslu circuit combines the majestic beauty of mighty Manaslu range with a side trip of Tsum valley. Tsum Valley with larke pass trekking routes opened up and have unspoiled Tibetan villages for you to explore. Tsum valley takes its name from the Tibetan word “”tsombo which means “vivid” and has also been described by Guru Rimpochhe as “the holy hidden valley of happiness.” During this trek, you can see is about the Tibetan Buddhism and their life styles. Larke Pass of Manaslu circuit trail provides unbelievable blend of culture heritage, ancient old Tibetan, biological diversity and many unbeaten Himalayan scenery.

Larke Pass sets its route into the old salt trade all through the Budhi Gandaki valley. Tsum Valley Trek with Larke Pass in together is a beautiful trek which put an attempt to unify the Tibetan Buddhist lifestyles and pleasing behavior. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency intends to make your journey a memorable one for your life time. With a carefully designed package and a team of experienced manager, guide and porter, your journey with Gokyo Treks will be reliable and full of fun!

Itinerary

Tsum valley with Larke pass trekking Detail itinerary

Day 1Arrival day Kathmandu

Receive you in Kathmandu international airport. Then transfer to hotel by private car. If you have time, just couple of hrs time sightseeing around downtown Thamel.

Day 2 Drive to Arughat (700m), roughly 8 hrs drive.

We drive to Arughat Bazaar takes about 8 hours roughly. Arughat Bazaar is one the beautiful small town of Gorkha District which is also famous for the trade center of upper part of Gorkha and Dhading District.

Day 3 Trek to Soti Khola (1000m), 5 hrs

Trek head north, following the Bhudi Gandaki in the low country path surrounded by rice paddies and picturesque hamlets. After climbing briefly to Kyoropani, path descends once again to the river and our campsite at the confluence with the tributary of Soti Khola. It is not a long day, and perhaps we have time for a refreshing swim sometime during the day for it is hot in the low country.

Day 4 Trek to Machha Khola (1300m), 6 hrs.

The country changes, the broad valley narrows and at times the trail are cut into the steep valley side, which is densely forested. We pass a number of small villages, tucked into the hillside, until we reach a widening of the valley, opposite the point where a large tributary stream enters the Bhudi Gandaki. The terraced farmland here belongs to the village of Laphu Beshi. Once again descends to the wide, sandy river bed and follow a path, which runs below the steep, craggy valley side. At length, we have to climb up once again on a trail to Machha Khaola. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 5 Trek to Jagat (1340m), 6 hours.

After crossing Machha River and Khorla Bensi, there is a hot spring called TATOPANI. The trail follows forested area with a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki than we reach at Dovan. 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. Overnight at Lodge

Day 6 Trek to Lokpa (2240m), 6 hrs walk

We ascend over a rocky ridge to Salleri, Sirdibas village than to continues up to Ghatte Khola. Continue upstream to a long simple hanging bridge, ascend up to Philim, a large gurung village. Philim valley is well known for Japanese made school and police station. Walk past Philim to the north across a forest with the views of the narrowing valley and walk up north from Gum Pul we reach Lokpa. Overnight at Lokpa.

Day 7Trek to Chumling (2386m), 4 hrs.

From Lokpa the trail descend half an hour towards Lungwa khola and climbing jick jack difficult trail further two hours north through pines and rhododendrons we reach Gumlung. Crossing the Siyar Khola, finally arrive at Chumling, lower Tsum, from where we can view Shringi Himal. Visit the old Chumling gompa, and the stone streets of the village

Day 8 Trek to Chhokangparo (3031m), 5 hrs.

Cross the suspension bridge onto the opposite bank. Enjoy the great views of Ganesh Himal. Walk past Rainjam to Serpu Khola crossing another bridge we arrive at the Gho Village. Another continues 2 hours climb to Tsum takes us to the village of Chhokangparo. Weather permitting; enjoy the views of Himalchuli at 7893 meters and Ganesh Himal at7140m. Overnight at Chokhangparo.

Day 9 Trek to Nile (3347m) via Milarepa Cave, 5 hrs

We trek through the villages of Ngakyu. Leru, Lama Gaun today. We will visit a cave and pay homage. It is believed that saint Milarepa had meditated here in the cave; (admission fee to visit the cave was NPR 300/U$3) the cave is also known as Piren Phu meaning “Pigeon cave. We continue passing Burji, Phurbe and Pangdun villages, there is magnificent big Buddhist Stups is sighted on the way to Chhule and Nile. Stay overnight in Nile.

Day 10 Mu Gompa (3700 m) hiking and Dhephyudonma Gompa (4060m), 6 hrs

We are now almost close to the Tibetan border. Walk to the west bank of the valley through the Tibetan landscapes. Climb up to the Mu Gompa. We also visit the monastery. Then after, we make a visit to the Dhephu Doma Gompa. Today we make a sightseeing of the whole Mu Gompa Region. 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.

Day 11 Trek to Chhekamparo (3031m), 4 hrs

Today it is a easy walk to Chhekamparo from Nile. We trek passing through Lar Village visit the Rachen Gompa, which is also well known as Nunnery Gompa too, cross over a suspension bridge and trek to Chhekamparo via same trail back. Stay overnight in Chhekamparo.

Day 12 Trek to Gumpa Lungdang (3200m), 6 hrs

The trail drops down from Chhekamparo to Gho and then cross Dumje Bridge. We can visit a Amchi, a Tibetan Traditional clinic and there. There is a nun; teaches some 10-21 young nun and runs small Amchi. She welcomes the visitor by Tibetan tea, we walk up about 2-3 hours that takes us to Gumba Lungdang, there basic shelter and meals is provided by monastery. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition provides you tent and extra meal our clients vising Gumba Lungdang.

Day 13 Trek to Lokpa, 6 hrs.

We trek to Lokpa today via Ripchet village, walk down to Dunje from Gumba Lungdang and walk through the pine forest and reaching Ripchet and trail goes down steeply and retrace the same way back to Lokpa. Stay overnight in Lokpa.

Day 14 Trek to Deng village, 6 hrs.

Today, after breakfast at Lokpa, we walk down hill to Ghumpul through the pine and rhododendron forest and join to the main Manaslu trail. Crossing the river, we ascend all the way to Deng passing several beautiful villages. Stay overnight in Deng.

Day 15 Trek to Lho (3180m) village, 8 hours.

We ascend through a dense, cool forest, crossing the Bhudi Gandaki River once on a wooden bridge, climb on smooth, stone steps and eventually arrive at Namrung (2540m) village. Namrung village is the start of Nubri, the region of purely Tibetan inhabitants who speaks a dialect of western Tibet. Some hours walking further, we reach at Lho village passing several tiny villages. From Lho village, you will have almost best view of Manaslu itself. We stay overnight here.

Day 16 Trek to Samagaon (3360m), 4 hrs walking.

Walking through the upper reaches of Lho, with the snowy peaks of Manaslu ahead of us in the distance, we pass the new Gompa and then ascend through light forests next to a small river to reach the Tibetan settlement of Shyla, where the villagers are often at their fields. Another few hours of trekking through classic alpine scenery we reach at Sama Gaon. Sama gaon located on a flat land with wide valley with Mani walls, a small Gompa and tightly packed rows of houses at the lower reaches of village, and the large Gompa at the upper reaches. The people settled here from Tibet over 500 years ago, and the two gompas date from this time, both having unique architecture and built via wood.

Day 17 Trek to Samdo (3780m) village, 3 hrs

Walking with long Mani walls , we cross Bhudi Gandaki river than we reach at Samdo village. People came here across the open border from the village of Riu after 1959 and built their new village here, at their old herding settlement. Samdo village is a collection of houses and lodges at 3850 m and you can experience the Tibetan lifestyle, herding their yaks, sheep and goats, training their horses and planting barley. A old Gompa is located in the middle of the village where we visit.

Day 18 Trek Dharamshala (4390m), 4 hrs roughly.

Bhudi Gandaki river is getting smaller and is now nearly a stream as we continue to follow its course ever upwards. Everywhere you look are mountains, as spectacular as they get and Manaslu is particularly impressive. After crossing the river, we cross the stream which runs down the Gya La (pass), the pass to Tibet, and there are the ruins of another village here known as Larkya Bazaar. Presumably this village thrived on trade with Tibet over the nearby Gya La, a trade which is now much diminished. Nearing the Larkya Glacier, we reach a new build lodge at 4450m where we stay overnight before crossing Larkya La.

Day 19 Trek to Larkya Pass (5130m). Descend to Bimthang (3660m), 7 hrs

After a short climb above the lodge, we reach on the North side of the Larkya Glaciers. There are views of Cho Danda and then of Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across the moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section to the pass. From Larke la, you will have an outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kanguru and the huge Annapurna II. And we walk down all the way to reach Bimthang to stay overnight.

Day 20 Trek to Dharapani (1860m), 8 hrs trek.

After Bhimtang, we cross a boulder-strewn river and head down through open forests of brilliantly blooming rhododendron, past the Kharka below Bhimtang. We’ll lunch at a small tea-house, and then continue along the rocky river-bed and sliding hill-sides to several small, green villages, a sign that we’ve reached lower altitudes. Eventually, after a somewhat long but very scenic day, we reach the large village of Tilje village which are a mix of Manangis (of Tibetan descent) and Chhetris (Hindus), so have a unique architecture and culture, and eat mix foods. Overnight in Dharapani.

Day 21 Trek to Jagat (1300m), 6 hours

It takes about six hours. You trek all the way over a descended path along the bank of Dudh Khola (river) and Marsyangdi River. On the way, you walk through pleasant villages such as Taal which is an attractive village with a pretty waterfall and you can enjoy the sight of lush green hills. Eventually, you come across Jagat which is a stone village situated on a shelf, that juts into the precipitous Marsyangdi valley.

Day 22 Trek to Bhulbhule (860m), 7 hours

As you cross Marsyangdi River at Syange, than you walk through Ghermu Path. Ghermu village walk is pleasant through a flat leveled path with views of green valleys and villages at some distance. Past this Ghermu field and a village, your trail goes uphill for nearly half an hour to reach Bahundanda. Bahundanda village is mainly populated by Brahmins, Chhetris and few other ethnic communities. At this point, you descend all the way to Nagdi and you walk for an hour and half flat lever of path to reach Bhulbhule Bazzar.

Day 23 Trek to Besisahar (820m), 3 hours. Return Kathmandu, 6 hours.

It takes about seven hours. It is a picturesque drive on the way back to Kathmandu along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and colorful villages on both sides of road. Transfer to hotel.

Day 24 Drop you to Kathmandu airport.

Transfer to international airport for your final destination flight. We wish you nice pleasant journey.

Cost
Cost Include

  • Kathmandu international – domestic airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights twin sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu within BB Plan
  • Fluent English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide
  • All land transportation as per itinerary.
  • Meals on full board Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Guest house basis accommodation while you are trekking days
  • Manaslu and Annapurna conservation entrance permits and their fees
  • Special / Restricted area of Manaslu permits and their fees.
  • Special / Restricted area of Tsum valley permits and their fees .
  • 2 guest is equal to 1 porter basis (Each porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your bag packs
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Kathmandu to Arughat Bazzar and from Besisahar to Kathamndu by Bus Transfer.
  • Government TAX, VAT and Company service charge
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
Equipments

Equipment checklist

The following listed equipment is suggested and essential for Tea house trekking and camping trekking in the Nepal Himalaya. Make sure that below list as a guideline proposal. Some of the Trekking equipment can be hired or bought in the many adventure shops in Kathmandu.

The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.

Head:

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:

  • T-shirts (2)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:

  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (2)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camping shoe or sandals
  • Gaiters

Accessories:

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Thermo rest sleeping pad
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Booking

Note:

The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

“What makes this trip special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.

Trip Price : USD 1550 Per Person

    1. Trip Duration: 23 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 5,190m / 16,971 ft
    4. Best Time: Oct -May
    5. Trip Mode: Guest House
    6. Group-Size: 2-12 People
    7. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus
    8. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Trek Hour: 6 Hrs
    10. Cancellation Fees: No Charge

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