Tsum Valley with Manaslu Circuit Camping Trek

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27 days Tsum valley with Manaslu camping trek is suitable for those adventure lovers who would like to explore the unique and strange culture and lifestyle of indigenous people who are living in the region since the beginning of human beings.  Tsum valley and Manaslu circuit trek are blessed with full of imminent mountains, high passes, deep gorges, stunning hamlets, and Buddhist Stupas, Chortens and Mani walls. 

A restricted area until 2008, Tsum valley also known as the hidden valley is a land of great hamlets and monasteries with a totally Tibetan population which is situated on the northern part of Manaslu on the Nepal – Tibet border. Although the region lies within Nepal, the Tibetan Buddhism-influenced region is a world of its own. Traditionally, Tsum valley used to be a separate area different from Both Nepal and Tibet. The region is still less exposed in comparison to other tourist areas, with relatively virgin and less visited areas in comparison to the more popular regions like Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and etc… The people from this region have their own way of family life, which may be quite surprising for trekkers/visitors/foreigners. All the brothers in the family are married to a single girl, what you may call a practice of polyandry. 

The trek to Tsum valley and the Manaslu circuit takes us into the majestic surroundings of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himalayan ranges. In the first few days of the trek, we explore the Buri Gandaki valley through a mix of dense forest, farm terraced and hilly villages. As we leave the main Manaslu route for the Tsum valley, suddenly we get a feeling of entering truly into the hidden valley. While on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, and glacial rivers and enjoy the warm hospitality of smiley ethnic people. We also visit the medieval Buddhist stupas of the region including the Milarepa’s Cave, Rachen Gompa, and Mu Gompa among others.

Alpine Eco Trek is a professional operating at high altitudes. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization program. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms. 

Highlights

  • Visit some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu valley 
  • The scenic drive from Kathmandu to Barpak
  • Remote and hidden trekking routes lead to the less-visited Himalayan region
  • Explore ancient Buddhist monasteries, chortens, and mani walls inscribed with Buddhist prayers
  • Trek through lush forest, picturesque villages, deep gorges, cascading waterfalls, dense forests, and rugged landscapes
  • Experience an off-beaten trek in the trans-Himalayan terrain close to the Tibetan border
  • Witness the longest mani walls at Dzong and Phurbe
  • Encounter various elusive wildlife such as Himalayan tahr, blue sheep in upper Tsum valley
  • Get a glimpse of the unspoiled culture and tradition of the Tsumba people
  • Cultural exploration of the hidden Tsum valley of Manaslu region
  • A splendid view of majestic peaks of Mount Manalsu, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Baudha Himal, and Himalchuli Himal

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01:Arrive at the Kathmandu airport (1,350m) TIA

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport (TIA), you will be greeted by one of our trek leaders and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the time will be on your own. In the evening join a welcome dinner and have great conservation with a short brief about your great trip to Tsum valley and Manaslu circuit with a delicious Nepali meal. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

Breakfast at the hotel, the guide is already on standby in the lobby, meet him and start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered as World Heritage Sites; including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Our agency briefs you regarding trek as well as provides you with an opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding your great trek to Tsum valley. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

About 6 to 7 hours drive from Kathmandu into the western mountains takes us to Gorkha, the Capital of Medieval Nepal. We drive Kathmandu to Baluwa, and then take a local jeep to Barpak village which is situated upon the hilltop. Barpak is also home to Gaje Ghale, the 2nd World War veteran who also received Victoria Cross from the Queen of Britain. Overnight under tent.

  • Accommodation:Tented Camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:2,000m

We trek through the mountains in an easterly direction into the main valley of the Budhi Gandaki River. A few hours of the climb takes us to the pass of Gupsi Dada (3000m). The Gupsi Dada pass Laprak from Barpak, Enjoy the panoramic views of Buddhi, Shringi, Ganesh Himal and the Langtang range. From there, we descend down to Laprak, a beautiful Gurung village. Overnight under a tent. 

  • Accommodation:Tented Camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Laprak
  • Maximum Altitude:2,200m

Trek further east to Manaslu main valley of the Budhi Gandaki River. We descend from Laprak and cross a suspension bridge then a steep climb around the hillside. Pass the village of Singla while enjoying the magnificent views of the Manaslu Himal, and the other Himalayas. Descend down to Kholrabeshi. Overnight under tent.

  • Accommodation:Tented Camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Khorlabeshi
  • Maximum Altitude:8,75m

After a few more ups and downs, we reach Tatopani. From the Tatopani, we climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. Climb on over a ridge to Dobhan. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Dobhan Khola, the trail climbs on a rugged trail to Duman. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Trek along the Budhi Gandaki river then climb towards the village of Jagat. Overnight under tent.

  • Accommodation:Tented Camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Jagat
  • Maximum Altitude:1,410m

Climb over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then descend to Setibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. Continue upstream to a long suspension bridge. Climb up to Philim, a large Gurung village. Overnight under tent. 

  • Accommodation:Tented Camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Philim
  • Maximum Altitude:1,590m

Walk past Philim to the north across a forest with the views of the narrowing valley. After Ekle Bhatti cross the gorge and enter the pine tree forests. Descend down to trail going to the Tsum Valley. Climb through pine and rhododendron forests. Enjoy the views of the Himalchuli Mountains. Pass Lokpa, climbing further north through pines and rhododendrons. Climb down to Ghumlong, and climb up to Ripchet. Crossing the Shiar Khola, finally arrive at Chumling. Visit the old Chumling gompa and the stone streets of the village. Overnight under tent.

  • Accommodation:Tented Camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Chumling
  • Maximum Altitude:2,363m

Cross the suspension bridge onto the opposite bank. Enjoy the great views of Ganesh Himal. Walk past Rainjham to Serpu Khola. Now we enter the hidden valley of the Tsum valley region. Another steep climb takes us to the village of Chhokangparo. Weather permitting; enjoy the views of Himalchuli at 7893 meters. Overnight under tent.

  • Accommodation:Tented Camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Chokhangparo
  • Maximum Altitude:3,010m

While climbing above Chokhangparo, better to be careful of altitude problems. Walk past Lamagaon to the Rachen Gompa. Climb up to the Milarepa’s Cave. Then we cross the Shiar Khola. Continue walking through the villages of Phurbe and Pangdun. After crossing the village of Chhule, climb upstream and cross the bridge to finally arrive at Nile. Overnight under tent.

  • Accommodation:Tented Camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Nile
  • Maximum Altitude:3,360m

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. From Mu Gompa, climb further up to Bhajyo and We are quite close to Tibet and get a good view of the Tibetan peaks as well as the Ganesh Himal range. Bhajyo is a remote area there are not any human settlements. Only we can see some yak farmhouse. After having lunch we will explore the area. Overnight under tent.

  • Accommodation:Tented Camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Bhajyo (Chhekya)
  • Maximum Altitude:4,030m

We take a rest day at Bhajyo both for acclimatization and sightseeing. Discover the highland around Bhajyo. If the weather is clear, we can also enjoy the magnificent views of Ngula Dhojyang pass as well the glaciers of the Yamdro Valley. Overnight under tent.

  • Accommodation:Tented Camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Bhajyo
  • Maximum Altitude:4,030m

From Bhajyo, we descend down to Rachen Gumba. Established in 1905 AD, the Rachen Gumba is a nunnery in the Shiar Khola Valley. The nunnery is one of the largest in the region is of great importance. The interior of the Gumba is splendidly painted with Buddhist mural paintings. Overnight under tent.

  • Accommodation:Tented Camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Rachen Gompa
  • Maximum Altitude:3,240m

Continue south until a bridge crosses to the west bank then descend again to Chhokangparo. Drop below Chhokangparo on the previous trail for about 2hrs, until a small gompa is reached at Gho (2485m). Then taking the northern route in the lower Tsum Valley, we finally arrive at Chumje via Yaju. Overnight under tent.

  • Accommodation:Tented Camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Chumje
  • Maximum Altitude:3,230m

From Chumje, we continue on the northern route in the lower Tsum Valley. Pass the village of Dorjon Kharka just before reaching Rana, Cross the large suspension bridge in the main valley of the Manaslu Budhi Gandaki River. If interested, walk further up to the village of Bihi. Overnight under tent.

  • Accommodation:Tented Camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Bihi
  • Maximum Altitude:3,130m

The initial part of today's trek is on relatively flat terrain. Soon, the trail moves uphill through the forest path. Thus we arrive at Namrung while enjoying at the same time the magnificent views of Manaslu, among others. Overnight under tent.

  • Accommodation:Tented Camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Namrung
  • Maximum Altitude:2,540m

From Namrung, we again enter the Buddhism influenced region. Climb through the forest to Lihi. Enjoy the spectacular rise of the Ganesh Himal. Descend to Sho. Another steep climb takes us to our today's campsite on a ridge. Overnight under tent. 

  • Accommodation:Tented Camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Lho
  • Maximum Altitude:3,180m

The Budhi Gandaki is far down but we follow a small tributary instead. Walking in the shady fir forest is very enjoyable. A short climb to a plateau and the village Shyala. Huge mountains surround us, Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and large glaciers straight ahead, other snow summits to the right, at the far end of the valley we have just come from stands Ganesh Himal. At the far end of the village, overlooking the valley stands the well-known monastery of Sama. Sama Gaon is a village inhabited mainly by the Tibetans and lies at the foot of Manaslu. Overnight under tent.  

  • Accommodation:Tented Camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Samagaon
  • Maximum Altitude:3,530m

Descend to the Budhi Gandaki, that has turned north, and follow it to a bridge over a side stream. The trail to the left leads to the Manaslu Base camp. The Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to widen. It is an easy trail on a shelf above the river passing the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. We drop off the shelf, cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. From a stone arch we can see a large white kani, finally passing through the kani we find Samdo. Overnight under tent. 

  • Accommodation:Tented Camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Samdo
  • Maximum Altitude:3,860m

We continue our walk down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and begin walking upward. Cross two streams and witness the Larkya Glacier. Go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again and come to the stone guest house (4450 m) which is not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmshala, also known as Larkya Phedi. We camp here today and have a rest to prepare for tomorrow's crossing of the famous and most awaited Larkya Pass. After a short climb, we reach the ablation valley on the Northside of the Larkya Glaciers. Overnight under tent. 

  • Accommodation:Tented Camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:High Camp
  • Maximum Altitude:4,460m

After an early start, we soon walk across the moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent that becomes steeper only in the last section to the pass. From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. Savour the spectacular views from the top of the pass. It is a longer day than usual to Bimtang, but to walk into these low pastures with the evening mist coming in and Manaslu; it's an experience not to be missed. Overnight under tent. 

  • Accommodation:Tented Camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Bimthang
  • Maximum Altitude:3,590m

We have been trekking incessantly for more than 2 weeks and still one more week to trek in the mountains. Therefore, a rest day would prove a blessing for the tired muscles. Also, discover the area surrounding Bimthang as well the cultural life of the mountain people. Overnight under tent..

  • Accommodation:Tented Camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Bimthang
  • Maximum Altitude:3,590m

We will descend a great height today. Initially, from the valley of Burdin Khola, through rhododendron forests, to Karche, the highest cultivating place in the valley. Then we descend to the village of Gho. While staying on the north bank of the river, we trek into Tilje. Leave the Tilje Village, and cross the Dudh Khola. Cross a wooden bridge back to the northern side of the Dudh Khola. Continue to Dharapani. Overnight under tent.

  • Accommodation:Tented Camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Dharapani
  • Maximum Altitude:1,860m

The remainder of our trek follows trails used on the first few days of the Annapurna Circuit Trek. We descend to the Marsyandi River and cross the suspension bridge. Climb up and away from the river and hike through a broad, flat valley to the village of Tal (1,675m), situated at the foot of a large waterfall.

The trail continues on to Chyamje. From Chyamje, trekking up and down along the river, we reach Jagat. A steep trail descends from Jagat through the Marshyangdi valley. Cross Marshyangdi River at Syange and walk to Ghermu. Overnight under tents.

  • Accommodation:Tented Camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ghermu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,100m

The Marsyandi valley opens and on its banks' terrace fields and villages clung very high to the hillsides are the age-old work of the Nepalese farmers. We cross several interesting villages such as Bhulbhule, Khudi, etc. Then we walk on a flat part alongside the left bank of the Marsyandi. A last walk up for reaching Besi Sahar, a dusty and busy place that marks the end of our trek and the beginning of civilization. Overnight under tents. 

  • Accommodation:Tented Camp
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Besisahar
  • Maximum Altitude:8,00m

A 6 to 7 hours scenic 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 villages on both sides of the road. In Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel, the day at leisure to rest, perhaps catch up on some last-minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu. In the evening, join a farewell dinner offered by our agency to celebrate your great Tusm Valley with around Manaslu trek. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

After breakfast, final transfer to Kathmandu airport for your flight back home. Have a safe and sound flight and see you again in the future.

    Inclusion

    • All airport transfers
    • 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Necessary transportations as per the itinerary
    • Entrance fees and all the necessary permits as needed
    • Satellite phone for backup
    • All meals, afternoon tea and hot drinks
    • Roomy Tent (double for a couple)
    • Our special dining tent
    • An English speaking guide with a very experienced camping crew
    • Necessary porters including their food, shelters, warm jacket, shoes, sleeping tents, etc…
    • Insurance for guide and staff.
    • Tea/coffee for breakfast
    • Filtered drinking water at camp
    • Kathmandu to Barpak transfers
    • Besishar to Kathmandu transfers
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
    • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu served by Ram Kumar.
    • Our service charges with VAT and Local, Government Taxes
    • Farewell dinner and final transfer to international airport for your home flight
    • Your insurance
    • Nepal Visa
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu  
    • International flights,
    • Equipment rental, alcohol, bottled water and soft drinks, laundry, tipping for crew
    • Other items of a personal nature
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    Useful Information

    Tent Accommodations on Camping Trek 

    On our camping treks, we carry good quality two men's tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pillows, insulted mattresses and hot water bottles to ensure you are warm during the cold nights. We also carry a toilet tent and dining tent with tables and backrest chairs, which provide a cozy and comfortable atmosphere to eat and chat with fellow trekkers in the evening. We want to assure you to satisfy providing quality accommodation, hygienic food, comfortable transportation, and friendly and knowledgeable guides on our camping treks. 

    Food on Camping Trek

    Freshly cooked food will be provided on our camping treks. Our very expert cook will prepare the food during the camping treks. Normally we will provide dinner and breakfast on the same camp where we will camp overnight and lunch will be provided while walking on the trail which will be a packed lunch cooked by our cook. Reception, farewell dinner and breakfast will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.

    On a camping trek, the cook can prepare personally requested food if you advise before leaving Kathmandu. In any case, you will have similar fare to tea houses, except that along the way we may buy some fresh local produce such as fish, chicken or cheese to supplement the supplies. And the cost of all the food we prepare is included in the price of the camping treks – you can eat as much as you like. Our cooks are well trained and very experienced at preparing both western and eastern dishes.

    Food items we provide on our camping Trek

    For breakfast: Tibetan bread, chapatti, pancake, muesli, porridge with hot milk, hash brown potatoes, boiled egg or omelet, vegetable soup, noodle soup, tea, etc…   

    For Lunch: Pasta, Chowmin, spaghetti, vegetable MoMo, Rice, mixed vegetables, Lentils, Spinach, French Fried finger chief, Mashed potato, Spring roll, tea, etc…

    For Dinner: Nepali veg/non-veg set food, vegetable pizza, vegetable soup, rice pudding, macaroni dishes, egg Veg. Fried rice, apple/banana pie and many more local dishes including chicken or mutton (depends on availability) which our cook is an expert to cook deliciously. 

    Drinking water on Camping Trek

    We provide boiled water to each trekker minimum of 4 liters a day. Bring a good water bottle, and make sure to consult with your trekking guide about the next day so you can calculate how much drinking water to bring day by day. While on a camping trek, you are in the wild to enjoy nature and the thrill of it. It’s very important that you stay healthy and do not take ill on the trek to have a joyful experience in the wild. 

    And, Diarrhea is by far the most common problem we encounter on a camping trek. On average, 1 out of 5 trekkers is affected by it. If not well handled, the same Diarrhea can become a nightmare forcing one to retire from the trek itself. Water is a common cause of stomach problems on a camping trek. On the other hand, you need to drink lots of water to stay hydrated and also keep AMS away. So it is very important that you drink it right and hence treat your water before you drink.

    Below are the ways to treat your drinking water on a camping trek while not making it too complicated and making it a research subject.

    • Boil your water properly when you are at camps.
    • Use chlorine tablets for the trail.
    • Use TANG or Vitamin C tablets to flavor the water to taste better.
    • While it is the responsibility of the Trek Guides to provide you with clean water, the first responsibility is of the Trekker himself. You yourself need to take proper precautions on this matter and purify the water before drinking it every time as you yourself are the best person to monitor yourself. You must make it a habit of a 'must-do' check on the water each time you drink it. Asking the leader or the guide the methods they have used to purify the water or carrying chlorine tablets yourself is the best practice.

    Booking and Payment Process

    Your booking and payment process for the Tsum Valley with Manaslu Circuit trek is never been easier. You can book online via mail or our website for any trip that you would like. For this trek, we require a booking payment of a 20 percent advance of the total trip cost that can be easily made by either bank transfer, Western Union, or even online payment via wise.com or Xoom. Payment details will be shared via mail at your convenience. The rest of the payable amount can be paid upon arrival in cash or via bank transfer/online payment. Do make sure to send your required documents such as passport copies, passport size photos for your permits, and a copy of your travel insurance policy. Your flight details such as arrival dates and departure dates we request at least two weeks prior to your departure to Nepal.

    We are a reliable and trustworthy company, guiding trekkers through Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet for over two decades, and being well established in the tourism industry for its excellent service our office is sure to give you the trip of a lifetime. Authorized by the government as licensed and registered trekking and tour operator in Nepal with the number: 1907/071, we are also affiliated with the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), and the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).

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    FAQs

    When is the best time for the Tsum Valley with Manaslu Circuit Camping Trek?

    The best season for the 27 days Tsum Valley with Manaslu Circuit Camping trek is either the spring season (March to May) or the fall season (September to December). These times the weather will be warm, the views will be clear and most importantly the high altitude mountain pass called the Larkya La 5106m will be accessible. These two seasons each have their own unique charms, and your experience will depend on which season you choose for this trek. During the spring season, the whole valley is in bloom and the locals are busy sowing seeds and setting up their fields for the year. Furthermore, with the weather warmer it is quite enjoyable trekking through forests and higher up rocky trails. The fall season on the other hand shows you a golden valley filled with barley and wheat fields glittering in the sun, absolutely picturesque. The local farmers harvest their bounties and prepare local delicacies to celebrate a successful harvest. With the weather a bit cooler the trek itself is pleasant and just seeing those blue skies and snowcapped mountain tops refs you up day after day. While the 27 days Tsum Valley with Manaslu Circuit trek can be done the whole year round except during the winter we do recommend for the best experience either spring or fall to trek the Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit.

    What difficulty rating of the 27 days Tsum Valley with Manaslu Circuit Trek?

    The official difficulty rating of this trek is rated as a strenuous plus. This is due to the high mountain pass crossing of Larkya La at a height of 5106m, and the total length of the trip. Although no technical climbing skills are required, it is necessary to be fit and in shape to fully enjoy this amazing trek in Nepal. AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness is a risk during the trek, but can easily be overcome by trekking slowly, sufficient hydrating, and of course, avoiding alcoholic drinks. For those who like to trek during the snowfall, the trails higher up can become more difficult to pass, bring good watertight and warm protective gear to avoid frostbite and sunglasses to avoid snow blindness. With Alpine Eco Trek's expert guiding team we are sure to guide you safely throughout the journey.

    Can I recharge the Batteries of Electronic items during the Trek?

    As this trek is a fully camping trek, we will request nearby teahouses to let our batteries get charged for a small fee. The teahouses make use of either hydroelectricity or solar power sources to recharge items such as batteries, cameras, phones, tablets, etc. It is best to bring some adapters to make the charging process easier and faster. Plugs will be limited and use a round or flat top socket with 3 pins with 220-240 volt. To be sure you can always advise us to see if your chargers will fit the sockets and if not you can always buy adapters in Kathmandu.

    Any extra advice for the Tsum Valley with Manaslu trek?

    During the trek you get to encounter different villages and small communities, most live in their own unique way. Our extra advice for the trek is about the many wandering children you are sure to meet. As many trekkers feel the need to hand out balloons, chocolates, pens, or even money to these children out of compassion we do ask to refrain from that as it encourages them to beg as soon as they see trekkers. If you would like to make any type of donation such as school materials or even family support it is better to go through the proper channels. Theft is rare in these small villages but can occur so always keep your valuables safe, always lock your bags, and don't leave any clothes hanging during the night. Be sure to bring good equipment and this trek might be the trek of a lifetime.

    How about garbage disposal for this trek?

    Not all areas have dustbins available and littering becomes a bad habit that slowly destroys the environment, to prevent this we have some rules for garbage disposal. We request all our trekkers to bring with them an eco-friendly garbage bag to stack any type of garbage until we can reach a village that has the proper garbage disposal means. Always use dustbins and never throw anything in the fire as it will damage our precious ozone layer.

    Do I need travel Insurance for this trek?

    It is absolutely necessary to have travel insurance for the Tsum valley with the Manaslu circuit trek. Always be sure that your insurance policy covers at least emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries, and medical treatment. With a proper insurance package, you are safe to undergo this adventurous trek in Nepal and Alpine Eco Trek can provide quick action to offer you based on that policy and insurance the best medical response in case of emergency.

    How about the Altitude Sickness during this Trek?

    Prevention for Altitude sickness or also known as AMS Acute Mountain Sickness is best done by keeping an eye on the symptoms and making sure to inform your guide on time so that rest stops can be organized or in high-risk cases a descent. Usually happening above 3300m or 10,000ft where oxygen is less the Tsum valley with Manaslu circuit trek can trigger this affliction if you are not careful. We are experts in the field for over two decades and have specially trained trekking guides who know how to prevent altitude sickness so be sure to inform them if the following symptoms start to show;

    • Frequent headaches/dizziness
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Tiredness or unusual fatigue
    • Insomnia
    • Loss of appetite

     

    How about safety on this Trek?

    Your safety during the Tsum Valley with Manaslu Circuit camping trek is of main priority to us. As so all of our trekking guides are trained in extensive first aid and will make the right decisions on time to prevent or aid with any type of emergency. In case of suggestion to descent, the final choice is always yours if you would like to continue or not, with your insurance policy in check, a rescue helicopter can always pick you up from a higher elevation or during an emergency. Prevention is better than cure that's why Alpine Eco Trek has guidelines for safety during a trek in Nepal, such as always staying with your group and don't wander off alone.

    Do you have information on permit costs?

    Trying to further develop the region there is a Tsum Valley and Manaslu trek permit cost. These will help protect the fragile ecosystem, and culture, and help maintain the amazing trails of this trek in Nepal. Depending on in which season you travel the costs can change these permits but usually be included in your trip package. A daily or weekly permit, your TIMS card (Trekking information System Card), an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit), and the MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project Permit) are required for the 27 days Tsum Valley with Manaslu trek. Here are the details:

    • September to November - USD 120 per person/week and USD 10 per day/person for each additional day
    • December to August - USD 90 per person/ week and USD 7 per day/ person for each additional day
    • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit) USD 30 or NPR3000
    • MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project Permit) USD 30 or NPR 3000
    • Tims Card (Trekking information System Card) USD 20 or NPR 2000

     

    How to obtain a Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek Permit?

    In order to obtain a valid trek permit, you need to hire a government-licensed trekking agency that can through the proper channels apply for your necessary permits during the trek. These are and should also be included in your per-person trip rates, always recheck your included sections before booking. Some of the criteria to meet in order to obtain a Manaslu trek permit(s) are:

    • Hire at least one government-licensed guide from the local trekking agency
    • Be at least with two people in one group (not including the guide or porter)
    • Process the permits through a government-authorized trekking agency such as Alpine Eco Trek

     

    What is the cost of a Permit for Children?

    The cost for the Tsum Valley Manaslu trek permit for children depends on their age. Below ten years the cost is free and from or above the cost will be the same as per adult. While booking with Alpine Eco Trek you are required to mention any type of children and age during your booking as this can affect your total trip cost. This way we can also make the necessary preparations so that you can travel without worry.
    In order to make your trip more comfortable and memorable we also suggest you bring:

    • A guidebook
    • The Manaslu Tsum Valley Map
    • A good sleeping bag
    • A warm down jacket
    • Sunglasses (UV protected) and hat (wide-brimmed)
    • A head torch (as electricity is not available in high mountains)
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Medial kit (must include - medicine for cut, injury, diarrhea, altitude sickness, and headache)
    • Good camera with backup battery and memory card
    • Favorite snacks as it is not available in the mountains

     

    What makes the Tsum Valley with Manaslu Circuit trek Special?

    Entering hidden valleys filled with ancient cultures and traditions, crossing high-altitude mountain passes, and facing the spirit of the mountain Manaslu is what makes the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek special. Alpine Eco Trek takes great pride in excellent service with highly trained trekking guides. As so they are sure to inform you about everything and given that level of insight so you become one with the Himalayas. Believing in sustainable tourism we try to promote as much local as we can, this gives you a better insight into the traditions and culture of the local people. 

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