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Monastery Trekking

gumba in Manaslu

Manaslu monastery trekking is the perfect Monastery trekking in Nepal for peace seeker in nomad land. Manaslu Valley is the home of the largest monastery to Buddhist. Tsum valley and Nubri Valley is a destination for all age’s monks and nuns throughout the country to practice and study Buddhism. People has desired to discover real Buddism through Monastery Trekking. Tsum and  Nubri Valley has century old monasteries; Sarang Gumba, Mu Gumba, Rachen Gumba, Gumba Lundang, Lho Gumba, Prok  Gumba, Sama Gaun Gumba and Pungen Gumba. In front of embarking peak delight all gumba, public is invited to witness their Puja ceremonies at Monasteries, where they chant as prayers and perform rituals inside the ornately decorated Gumpas with co- operation Monks and Nuns.

Monastery Trekking contains one of the greatest attributing of God in the hidden valley. They are strong intuition to educate locals, monks, and nuns as well as preserving religious, cultural, value, century’s old art. During the trek we used to stay at monasteries as much as possible and doing Meditation and Yoga; Mu gumba 3510m, Rachen gumba, Gumba lungdung, and Sarng gumba , are favorites. We will in ancient Gumba with discovering unique vibe with monk and nuns of Tsum and Nubri Valley. By cooking, eating and helping with daily activities, exploring the spirituality of humanity, loyalty and sharing experience. Monastery trekking in Manaslu valley provides us with a unique way to explore our-self.

Sarang Gumba

Exploring Sarang Gumba(4200m) delight clients with much time encounter wild animals in front of Sringi Himalaya. It preserves old art inside a cave and tradition of Buddism and Hinduism in high land. And also famous for Hindu saint Sringi, who had to meditate his life for the search of peace and salvation in the cave. This the best place in the world, where you can feed wild animal by your own hand.

Rachen Gumba

Rachen Gumba, 1905 is known as nunnery, where more than 80 nuns are belongs to the Ngak-pa section. Respected lama Zopa Rinpoche is looking all of monasteries, no allowed animal slaughter in Tsum region. They have two building new one allows you take picture and live, only for women. Around courtyard of Gumba and doors different artistic panting, and different rituals programs have been performed. They have separate areas for guest to retreat, nuns of Rachen Gumba has sacred solitude felling and peacefully co-existence with nature. The nunnery blocks are painted with Kangyur print form Tibet. Inside monasteries life size of Avalokiteshwara, Buddha Amitabha, Sakhya Buddha, Guru Rinboche, Guru Padmasambhava, Tara and many Tibetan Guru. Beams and ceilings are richly colored different Birds, dragons, elephant, monkey. Deities such as Phola, Khola, and Chusin are worshiped and Tara is worship during month Sep/Nov. Every month, on full moon day Pyramids of dough are decorated with butter and flower.

Mu gumba

The highest dwellers live at Mu gumba (3510m) in Tsum valley, which is headed by Lama Sherab Dorje Rinpoche of Kagyu Sect. They do provide lodging and flooding for the traveler and raise some money for surviving. Monasteries have lots of religious books including Kangyur, as well life size of Avalokiteshvara, Buddha Amitabha, Sakya Buddha, Guru Rinpoche, Guru Padmasambhava, Tara. There have been two special occasions in a year; Ngyungne and Yaarney, in Sep/Oct wising for world peace by reading sacred Tanta and Holy books.

Dephyundonma Gumba

The Dephyundonma Gumba (nunnery) Kangin sect is oldest situated in the rugged cliff, which is a significant meeting of people to begin to shine the light. The history of Tsum valley directly associates with the drowning of Buddism in Valley. They believed this; Gumba was established by migrated Nomads and lama of Tibet. Once there was 500 nuns retreat, meditation, annual rituals and alternative fasting in every occasion. According to local this monasteries is strongest in terms of practices of Dharma, myth suggests even; it can change your sleeping direction abnormally.

Gumba lungdang

Gumba lungdang (nunnery) Kangin sect is another big Gumba of Tsum valley. it situated in the middle of den jungle with a breathtaking scenic panoramic view point of Mt Ganesh Himal range,  and the way to base camp. Local believed that Gumba was established early 20th century after the reliigorous journey by a blind person (lung means Blind; dang difficult access). After divesting earth quake 2015 destroyed, newly renovated and they provide the limited campsite for guest. This is probably the best place for heeling, meditation, and yoga in the world because the sounds of Puja, Bell, and Crunch in early morning do reflect ego from Mt. Ganesh. Where guest will get absolutely mind-blowing relaxation and peace.

Piren Phu Cave

Piren Phu Cave is one of the sacred caves in the valley, located in rugged cliff nearby Bhurji Village. People believed Tibetan saint Milarepa has meditated in the 7th century, we can see a footprint of him in rock. There is two Gumba and life size of Avalokiteshvara, Buddha Amitabha, Sakya Buddha, Guru Rinpoche, Guru Padmasambhava and Tara. Himalayan and towering view over the valley, Rachen Gumba, the Ganesh Himal is the perfect mirror of the meditator. Buddist Murals excellent artistic scripts in stone, long prayers flags wishing for world peace which significant important in Socio – anthropology asserts.

Pungen Gumba

Pungyen Monastery (4700m) is another great exploration to close up view of impressive glacier and Mt Manaslu , Himalchuli Peak and Buddhism. In Lower Nubri, and Upper Nubri there is Snow Mountain called Pungnyen. These are amazing Kimlung religious sites—the Terma is mentions the glacier Tashi Palsang, and resources of here that are beneficial for the entire world. If the teachings of Buddhism thrive here, this will bring happiness to all living thing. Mt, Pungnyn in Upper Nubri, as the Buddha said in the scriptures, is no different from Mount Kailash. In this small area we have wonderful glaciers, mountains; Lakes like Kaltal and Biredratal are known for their elegance eye-catching phenomenon of upper Nubri. There are no accommodation facilities available but it looks like a tempting place for camping explorer. while in Monastery trekking in Nepal morning views from all Gumba is probably be the awesome experience. The Gompa includes a small prayer hall and some monk dormitories built into the mountain. It would be great to Mediation, YOGA in Pungen Gumba; Dharma and a worldly perspective as it will bring great benefits, and it is a great service for nature.

The place itself is wonderful—a place prophesied by both Guru Rinpoche and the Bhagavan Buddha. For that reason, for all of you to have such an idea is wonderful. Milarepa went through the entire area after before crossing the Bari Pass after mediation in this Area. Lamas have kept this area in mind, and so in Upper Nubri there are several monasteries, such as in Henang and Namla , and Serang.

Ripum Gomba

Lho Rimung Gompa is another great Monastery trekking in Kimlung. Gompa (Nyingmapa sect), where the more than 150 children lived there and get an education from monasteries. The Gompa and its dormitories are located on the slopes of a hill. In the top of hill viewpoint probably the best for view Manaslu have been seen from Lho monasteries. It is highly recommended to view Manaslu, Nike peak, Manaslu Noth  Himal Chuli, Peak 29, Rimphu, Mardang, and Pangar, among others with fades during sunset and sunrise. All the way to the hill top the area above the Gompa gate is a perfect viewpoint. We could do yoga, meditation, with a monk in front of North Manaslu. Naljorphuk is old cave meditated by Jetsun Milarepa before thousand years back. The name of this was mentioned in one of 103 volumes of Buddha’s Translated words (kangur).

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Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Soti khola to Machhe Khola 869m; [3,181 feet] 6 hours trekking, it is depending on wherever you take a jeep to Sothi Khola)

Day 2: Machha Khola to Jagat 1340m; [4,398feet] 6 hours trekking

Day 3: Jagat to Lopka 2240m [7000 feet] 6 hours trekking

Day 4: Lopka to Chumling 2386m [7850 feet] 4 hours trekking

Day 5: Chumling to Chekamar 3031m [9925 feet] 5 hours trekking

Day 6: Chekampar to Nile 3361m [11025 feet] 5 hours trekking (inside Gumba house)

Day 7: Nile to Mu gumba 3709m [12250 feet] 3 hours trekking

Day 8: Mu gumba to Rachen Gumba 3240m [10627 feet] 7hours trekking (the only female are inside)

Day 9: Rachen Gumba  to Gumba Lungdung 3200m [10350 feet] 6 hours trekking

Day 10: Gumba lundung to lopka 2240m [7000 feet] 4 hours trekking

Day 11: Lopka to Behi phedi 1990m [8626 feet] 6 hours trekking

Day 12: Behi Phedi to Sarang Gumba 4700m [7085 feet] 6 hours trekking

Day 13: Sarang Gumba to Prok

Day 14: Prok to Lho 3180m [10,171 feet] 6 hours trekking

Day 15: Lho to Samagaun 3520m [11,483 feet] 4 hours trekking

Day 16: Acclimatization day in Sama (Here you may explore Pungen Gumba; 5 hours or Manaslu Base camp 6 hours Hiking)

Day 17: Samagaon to Samdo 3850m [12,467 feet] 4 hours trekking

Day 18: Samdo to Dharmasala 4460m [14,633 feet] 4 hours trekking (limited available lodges)

Day 19: Dharamsala to Bhimtang 3590m [11775 feet](Need to wake up early for  Larkya 5160m pass and descend down until reach Bimtang) [12,139 feet]; 10 hours trekking

Day 20: Bimtang to Tilje 2300m [7,290 feet]; 6 hours trekking

Day 21: Tilje to Chamche [4,665 feet]; 6 hours trekking
Note that: We loved to organized trekking; in your interest according to ur Cultural and religious date, please let’s ask with us. We operate local lodge trek and do only operate trek in co-operation with local guide and porter for this programs.

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3 night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking period
  • Local Guesthouse accommodation during trekking in the mountains
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • A government license holder guide
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
  • Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
  • All necessary staff with experienced leader (guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper works; trekking permits (ACAP, special permit for Manaslu/Nar Phu)
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Travel and rescue arrangements but prices
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charges
  • Farewell dinner prior to departure
  • First Aid Kit

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for Trekking Staffs
  • Any kind of Drinks and Liquors
  • Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipments, Gifts and souvenirs
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Optional trips for activates and sightseeing if extended
  • All items not listed in Cost included section
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

Notes: Costs may prone to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking/tours days get modified.

About Accommodations/Meals: All Meals on full board basis will be served during Manaslu / Narpu Valley trekking. During trekking; three meals a day will be served according to the tea house/lodge/ homestay menus. Everyday's dinner and breakfast are taken in the same place that we stay the night. Lunch will be taken in a tea shop on the way. Please know that the Manaslu region does not have a well-established tourist infrastructure as like as Annapurna or Everest region (and this is the main beauty of this region). I.e. variety of foods will not be available or possible on menu. We mainly eat Tibetan bread, dal bhat, tsampa porridge, fried potato, and other simple local organic foods.


  1. Sun hat or scarf
  2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  3. Sunglasses with UV protection
  4. Sun protection cream
  5. Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  6. Non-cotton underwear briefs
  7. Pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  8. Gloves
  9. Sleeping bags and Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  10. Basic First Aid Kit
  11. Leaps care and moisturizer
  12. Down vest and/or jacket *
  13. Raincoat
  14. Water bottles
  15. Trekking pole
  16. Trekking shoes
  17. Thick and thin both type of socks
  18. Warm clothes
  19. Tissue, Toilet papers and Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  20. Toothbrush/paste
  21. Large plastic bags – to keep items dry inside the bag
  22. Towel etc…..
Extra Equipments
  1. Small Mats
  2. Camera
  3. Binoculars
  4. Books
  5. Travel games like Chess, Playing card etc.
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