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Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

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Overview

Entering Manaslu is like stepping back in time as you follow an ancient salt-trading route that snakes along the sides of Budhi Gandaki, a tributary of the larger Gandaki before crossing Larkya Glacier and rapidly descending to connect with the Annapurna trail. There are two main ethnic groups inhabiting the Manaslu region: Tsum and Nubri. Of these, the Tsum have remained a relatively untouched traditional culture and can be best appreciated by including a visit to their secluded valley, one of the eight sacred valleys known as “beyuls” in the inner Himalayas and its century old Tibetan traditions, as part of your adventure… Incorporating a Tsum Valley diversion into your Manaslu circumnavigation adds an extra unique dimension that will leave you feeling spiritually fulfilled and re-connected with life’s simple pleasures.


Trip Fact

  • Price starts

    USD 2100

  • Hard

    Difficulty

    Hard

  • Duration

    22 Days 21 Nights

  • Activity

    Trekking

  • Max. Altitude

    5120m

  • Season

    March to May, Sept - November

  • Accomodation

    Three Star Hotel, Tea House

  • Destination

    Nepal

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

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Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
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Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
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Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

Difficulty level

Hard

Hard

These treks typically require you to do 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but with no real extremes of weather. Treks in this category can include trekking to elevations of up to 5500m with daily ascends of around 400-700m.When trekking at higher altitudes, your body needs to adjust to lower levels of oxygen and this provides added physical challenge to the trek. It is important to be physically fit and to prepare your body by doing regular exercise prior to embarking on your trek. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel, welcome dinner, overnight Hotel.

Day 2

Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu, preparation day, overnight Hotel.

Day 3

Drive to Soti Khola, overnight teahouse.

Day 4

Trek via Machhakhola to Thulo Dhungga,8 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 5

Trek to Philim, 6 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 6

Trek to Chumling (Tsum Valley),8 hours, overnight teahouse.

Day 7

Trek to Chhokang Paro (3131m), 6 hours,overnight teahouse.

Day 8

Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m), 6-7 hours,overnight teahouse .

Day 9

Trek to Lar (3245m), 3-4 hours,overnight teahouse.

Day 10

Trek to Chumling (2386m), 9 hours,overnight teahouse.

Day 11

Trek to Pewa, 5-6 hours,overnight teahouse .

Day 12

Trek to Ghap (2500m), 5-6 hours,overnight teahouse.

Day 13

Trek to Lho (3180m), 3-4 hours,overnight teahouse.

Day 14

Trek to Sama (Ryo) (3520m), 3-4 hours,overnight teahouse.

Day 15

Trek to Samdo (3850m), 3 hours,overnight teahouse .

Day 16

Rest day, trek to Tibetan border viaLaijung Pass (5120m), overnight teahouse.

Day 17

Trek to Dharamsala (4460m), 3 hours,overnight teahouse.

Day 18

Trek via Larkya La (5160m) to Bimthang ( 3720m), 7 to 9 hours, overnight teahouse .

Day 19

Trek to Dharapani (1860m), 7-8 hours,overnight teahouse.

Day 20

Trek to Chamje (1430m), 4-5 hours,overnight teahouse .

Day 21

Trek to Bhulebhule, 3-4 hours, drive to Kathmandu, farewell dinner, overnight Hotel .

Day 22

International departure / onward travel.

Package Details

Trip Inclusions

    Transport

  • Private vehicle: airport – hotel – airport transfers
  • Private Vehicle Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Private vehicle transfers hotel – restaurant for welcome and farewell dinners
  • Private vehicle transport: Kathmandu- Soti khoa, Bhulebhule - Kathmandu
  • Accommodation

  • 3 nights twin-share at Kathmandu (3 star) with breakfasts included.
  • 18 nights staying at teahouse/guesthouse on trek
  • Food / Drinks

  • Three delicious meals a day on trek.
  • Hot drinks provided with each meal on trek.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners with group in Kathmandu
  • *Meal inclusions: B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner
  • Trekking

  • Porters (ratio: 1 porter to 2 clients; each porter carries up to 15kg of personal gear per client), Sherpa (assistant guide) and English guide.
  • All required trekking permits ( ACAP, MCAP and restricted area permit )
  • Staff insurance included
  • Staff provided with protective footwear and clothing suitable for high mountains pass.
  • First aid medicine box carried at all times by staff.
  • Other 

  • Complimentary four season down sleeping bag with hot water bag hire for the duration of the trek.
  • Complimentary waterproof trek duffle bag hire for the duration of trek (to be used by porter to carry your trek gear)
  • Complimentary trekking map, trek shirt and cap.
  • Half-day sightseeing tour (includes private vehicle transfers to and from hotel, English speaking guide to Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Monkey Temple) *lunch not included.
  • Trip price inclusive of all Nepalese government taxes (13% VAT)

Trip Exclusions

    Transport

  • International airfares to and from Kathmandu.
  • Accomodation

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary (see terms and condition for more detail)
  • Food / Drinks

  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are not included and must be purchased separately by the client.
  • Drinking water on trek.
  • Some lunches and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary- see meal inclusions for more details)
  • Personal snacks
  • Other

  • Nepalese tourist visa (available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • 4 passport photos required for trekking permits
  • Private travel insurance (ensure cover extends to medical evacuation and trekking 5000m+)
  • Tips and gratuities for staff
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended

Meet Our Experts

No matter what the inquiry, our commitment to exceptional service ensures that a helpful and knowledgeable staff member is always on hand to assist you whenever the need arises.

Lakpa Sherpa

Kipa Sherpa

Swekshya Tamang

Devi Ojha

Bimal Basnet

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