Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

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Trip Informations

Trip Name:
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Trip Grade:
Moderate
Trip Duration:
22 days
Altitude:
5,160m.
Group Size:
Min 2 pax.

Trip Introduction

 Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek; a trek into the remote and spectacular valley. Literally, trek to hidden valley. Suits for those seeking for challenging remote trek. It is relatively new trekking trail as it was only opened in 2008 for tourists. It is less luxurious trek where trekkers should stay in local teahouses, homestays and normal lodges. Tsum is situated in between of Nepal and Tibet and traditionally separated from Nepal and Tibet before. Origin here of the People is Tibet, therefore, they follow the Tibetan traditions and cultures. Tsum is also said Mini-Tibet too. Locals are undisputedly one of the friendliest by nature and love sharing their cultures. This valley is still untouched from modernization as trekkers can see people practising old ways of surviving skills which may seem like primitive era.  

This amazing valley is surrounded by majestic peaks like Ganesh Himal,Sringi Himal and Boudha Himal Ranges. Tsum valley trekking advances to explore the Budhi Gandaki valley through a mix of dense forest, terraced fields and hill villages. The trail also includes some glacial rivers and alpine forests. Ancient Buddhist Gompas including Milarepa’s cave, Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa and others are the other highlights of the trekking.Overall Tsum valley trekking is geographically stunning and culturally fascinating. This trekking is one of the restricted area trekking where trekkers first issued a special trekking permit and should be accompanied by local guide.  

Planning to travel Nepal, looking for remote yet stunning trekking then joins Tsum valley trekking combined with Manaslu circuit trek to fulfil your dream. 

 

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu-Arughat (8 hrs drive) 

Day 2: Aarughat – Sotikhola(5-6 hrs trek) 

Day 3: Sotikhola – Machhakhola (4-5 hrs trek) 

Day 4: Machhakhola – Thulo Dhungga (4 hrs trek)

Day 5: Thulo DhunggaPhilim (5-6 hrs trek)

Day 6: Philim – Chumling (Tsum valley) (8 hrs trek) 

Day 7: Chumling – Chhokang Paro (3031m) (Tsum valley) (6-7 hrs trek)

Day 8:  Chhokang Paro – Mu Gompa (3700 m) (Tsum Valley)(6-7 hrs trek) 

Day 9: Mu Gompa – Lar (3245) (Tsum valley) (3-4 hrs trek)

Day 10: Lar – Chumling (2386 m) (Tsum valley) (8-9 hrs trek)

Day 11: Chumling – Pewa (~ 2000 m) (5-6 hrs trek)

Day 12: Pewa – Ghap (2500m) (5 - 6 hrs)

Day 13: GhapLho (3180 m) (5- 6 hrs) 

Day 14: Lho – Sama (Ryo)(3520m) (3-4 hrs trek)

Day 15: Sama (Ryo) – Samdo (3850m) (3-4 hrs trek)

Day 16:Rest day in Samdo – climb towards Lajyung Pass (5120m) on Tibet border.

Day 17: Samdo – Dharamsala (4460m) (3-4 hrs trek)

Day 18: Dharamsala – Larkya La (5160m) – Bimthang ( 3720m) (8-9 hrs trek)

Day 19:  Bimthang – Dharapani (1860m) (7-8 hrs trek) 

Day 20:  Dharapani – Chamje (1430m) (4-5 hrs trek)

Day 21: Chamje – Bhulbhule (840m) (3-4 hrs trek)

Day 22: Bhulbule-Kathmandu (8-9 hrs drive)

Include

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • 3 Nights Kathmandu Accommodation in BB Basis at 3 star category hotel 
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing by car/van/ microbus
  • Experienced English speaking guide for sightseeing and trekking 
  • Porter (1 porter for 2 persons)
  • Permit Cards
  • TIMS Card 
  • Kathmandu-Arughat and Syange-Katmandu transport tourist bus
  • Bed and Breakfast during trek 
  • Trekking gears- Walking poll, sleeping bag, down jacket 
  • Trekking route map 
  • Nepali SIM card 
  • First Aid Kid 

Exclude

  • Nepal Visa 
  • Travel insurance 
  • Lunch and Dinner 
  • Personal beverages and laundries 
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter
  • Anything not mention above.

Equipment

  • 1 pair strong hiking boots
  • 1 pair sports shoes 
  • 1 medium rucksack/backpack
  • 1 small day pack
  • 1 sleeping bag (according to seasons)
  • 1 inner sleeping sheet
  • 1 down jacket/all weather Anorak
  • 1 fleece/warm sweater
  • 1 water and windproof jacket
  • 2 pair lightweight trousers 
  • 1 pair shorts
  • 2 long sleeves cotton or polypro 
  • 2 T-shirts
  • 1 medium sized towel 
  • 1 water bottle-1 or 2 litre
  • 1 torch/flashlight and spare batteries 
  • 1 Swiss type knife
  • 2 pairs light socks 
  • 3 pairs heavy wool socks 
  • Underwear (including thermals)
  • Cotton headscarf/bandana 
  • Warm hat/gloves (waterproof)
  • Sunglasses and Sunhat 
  • Money Belt
  • Water purification tablets/solution
  • Sun block Cream(30-50) 
  • Swimming costumes/bathing suit 
  • Washing kit: include
  • Personal toiletries 
  • Talcum powder
  • Moleskin for blister
  • Toilet paper
  • Bio degradable soap/shampoo
  • Any personal medication
  • 3/4 plastic bags (for wrapping clothes)

Note: Due to the different seasons in Nepal, clients are requested to inquire before preparing equipments.