7 DAYS Tsum
With/without acclimatization hikes around Kathmandu valley, an airbus helicopter flight takes you to the bottom of the valleys of eighteen hundred rivers. You will start walking on age-old rock carved paths along the Budhi Gandaki River. The next day is already a breathtaking Tsum in the border of Tibet-China. After exploring 3-4 days in the valley, you will be chopper (helicopter) out to Kathmandu.
10 Days Tsum
After your arrival in Kathmandu with at least one working day of rest/sightseeing that also allows us to sort out permits, a 4WD jeep will take you to the end of the road, Soti Khola. Your 6 days trek follows along the roaring Budhi Gandaki River to its headwater valleys Tsum. You will enjoy the aerial views of mighty Himalayas and terrace landscapes of mid-hills while choppering out to Kathmandu in an hour!
12 Days Tsum
This itinerary takes the same route and process as for 10 days except you will have enough time to get back by walk to the nearest motorable road head, Soti Khola.
14 Days Tsum
This itinerary includes 2-days of bus transportation from and to Kathmandu and 12 days of hiking (6-7 hours per day). The first 3 days follow the Budhi Gandaki River. Then, from Dhodang (Sirdibas), you will be taken to eastern valleys of the Shiar River, which is fed by glacial rivers from Ganesh, Sringi, and the mountains bordering Tibet. The trek starts from Arughat or Soti Khola and reaches Mu Gonpa (4000m). Returning from Mu Gonpa , the trek finishes at Arughat or Soti Khola.
17 Days Tsum
Tsum only opened to foreign visitors in 2008, which means there are several villages and places of interest that await exploration. We appreciate intrepid trekkers and their desire to enjoy natural and cultural wonders. 17 days Tsum adds on visits to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (approximately 3800m), a visit to the serene Gonpa Lungdang Nunnery, and return via Ripchet village.
11 Days Manaslu with Larke La (Pass)
You will enjoy drastic changes in the Himalayan geography while following the Budhi Gandaki River. From Dhodang or Philon, the trail bifurcates to the western side between Himalchuli, Buddha, and the mountains bordering Tibet. This further takes you into the Kutangi and Nubripa ethnic communities, providing the chance to see their traditional way of life and architecture. The Tibetan Buddhist- dominated villages of Lihi, Shyo, Lho, Sama and Smado are still culturally intact, but are already struggling to integrate with globalization. You will visit the glacial lake Birendra Taal, just below the world’s eighth highest mountain, Mount Manaslu (8163m). Crossing Larke pass (5100m) is a challenging as well as rewarding experience! The trip finishes at Chamje or Dharapani from where you can continue to the classic Annapurna trek or return back to Kathmandu or Pokhara via Besi Sahar.
17 Days Tsum and Manaslu
This follows an ancient salt-trade route now vibrantly used by herb traders. Caravans of donkeys transport surprising loads on their backs, giving people a relief from this physical burden. This trek covers the main foot trail to Tsum until Mu Gonpa and returns to Lokpa, continuing to Manaslu valley to cross Larke La pass or returning back to Arughat from Samdo (the valley’s highest dwelling place, at an altitude of 3600m).
19 Days Tsum and Manalsu
Two extra days will provide the opportunity for us to take you to less visited and off-the-beaten-trail locations. Our visitors often wish to return due to a lack of time, but we encourage a single extended visit to provide a lifetime experience! For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
21 Days Tsum and Manaslu
As the motor road stretches higher and higher up, we still believe that a deeper sense of travel can be achieved with longer time. In 21 days Tsum and Manaslu, you will not miss the major important sites, villages, monasteries and nunneries. After all, you will also make the Larke La! For a detail itinerary, please contact us.