Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

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Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is a journey of exploring the unexplored and the unseen. A restricted area until 2008, Tsum valley also known as the Hidden Valley is a land filled and graced by great hamlets and exquisite monasteries. Situated in the mountain regions of Nepal, the Tsum valley, however, is still less exposed in comparison to other northernmost parts of the Manaslu, it lies on the Nepal Tibet border and hence, it is highly influenced by the exquisite Tibetan traditions.

Traditionally, the Tsum valley was an entirely different entity from both Nepal and Tibet. Unlike several tourist areas, with the relatively virgin and less visited areas. The people from the Tsum valley have their own way of family life, which may be quite surprising for trekkers, visitors, and foreigners. Do not be taken aback if a female that you meet has more than half a dozen spouses. All the brothers in the family are married to a single girl, a practice that is called polyandry. Compared with other areas, the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is imploding with full of imminent mountains, sky-high passes, deep gorges, stunning hamlets, and Buddhist Stupas, Chorten and Mani walls.

Be prepared to be mesmerized as you are surrounded by the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Boudha Himalayan ranges. As we begin the trek, we explore the Budi Gandaki valley which is a beautiful mix of dense forests, picturesque farm terraced and villages residing on hills. As we move further away from the trails of Manaslu towards the Tsum valley, we are suddenly overcome by a feeling of euphoria of entering into the true Hidden valley. Gracing the trails of our trek are the stunning alpine forests, glacial rivers and the warm hospitality of the ethnic people. If we are at the Tsum valley, it is mandatory for us to be stunned by the beauty of the medieval Buddhist stupas of the region including the Milarepa's Cave, Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa among others. 

Highlights

  • Hike on the less trekked trails, experience the primitive lifestyle of the indigenous people and Tsum valley
  • Explore the beautiful mountain views, hidden valley, and untouched culture/lifestyle of Tibetans
  • Enjoy the 8th highest mountain, sky-high passes, deep gorges, stunning hamlets, and Buddhist Stupas, Chorten and Mani walls.

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Outline Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrive at Kathmandu Airport (1,350m):

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

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

Breakfast at hotel, the guide is already 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 Buddhists 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 an opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding your great trek to Tsum valley. Overnight at hotel.   

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

A 6 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:tent
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Barpak
  • 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 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 tent or at local guest house. 

  • Accommodation:local guest house
  • 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 hillside. Pass the village of Singla while enjoying the magnificent views of the Manaslu Himal, and other Himalayas. Descend down to Kholrabeshi. Overnight under tent. 

  • Accommodation:tent
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Khorlabeshi
  • Maximum Altitude:875m

After a few more ups & downs, we reach to Tatopani. From the Hot spring 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:tent
  • 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:tent
  • 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 Himalchuli Mountains. Pass Lokpa, climbing further north through pines and rhododendrons. Climb down to Ghumlong, and climbing 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:tent
  • 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 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:tent
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Chokhangparo
  • Maximum Altitude:3,010m/9903ft

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:tent
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Nile via Milarepa cave
  • 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 is not any local houses. Only we can see some yak farm house. After having lunch we will explore the area. Overnight under tent.

  • Accommodation:tent
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Bhajyo
  • 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:tent
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Bhajyo

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 largest in the region is of great importance. The interior of the Gumba is splendidly painted with Buddhist mural paintings. Overnight under tent. 

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

The initial part of today's trek is on a 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:tent
  • 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:tent
  • 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:tent
  • 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:tent
  • 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 North side of the Larkya Glaciers. Overnight under tent. 

  • Accommodation:tent
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:High Camp (Ekle Bhatti)
  • Maximum Altitude:4,460m

After an early start, we soon walk across the moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which 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. Savor the spectacular views from the top of the pass. It is a longer day then 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:tent
  • 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:tent
  • 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:tent
  • 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 at a local guest house. 

  • Accommodation:local guest house
  • 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 which marks the end of our trek and the beginning of the civilization. Overnight at a local guest house. 

  • Accommodation:local guest house
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Besisahar
  • Maximum Altitude:800m

A 6 to 7 hours scenic drives 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 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 fare well dinner offered by our agency to celebrate your great Tusm Valley with around Manaslu trek. Overnight at hotel.  

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu

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

    Inclusion

    • All airport-hotel transfers by a private vehicle.
    • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
    • Accommodation in a standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Guest house or local lodges accommodation during trekking in the mountains.
    • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during trekking.
    • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles.
    • All necessary staff with experienced guide and porters (one porter for two trekkers basis) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
    • All necessary paper works; special trekking permits for Tsum valley and Manalsu and M CAP fees.
    • Down Jacket and sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking Map (Down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
    • Travel and rescue arrangements.
    • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Exclusive Medical Kit bag.
    • Our service charge and all government taxes.
       
    • Personal nature expenses.
    • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
    • Rescue & Evacuation.
    • Gratitude (tip) for staff.
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    Useful Information

    Manaslu Tsum Valley trek can be organized in both ways like basic teahouse trek or full camping trek. We have experienced guides and kitchen staff. All of our staff are well equipped and insured. The Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha district of Nepal. 
    This trek is a piece of cake for those adventure lovers keen to explore the ever so unique and strange culture along with the primitive lifestyle of the indigenous people who have been inhabiting this region since the beginning of time.

    When is the best time for the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek?

    As most treks in Nepal, there is always that perfect season to go for a trek, and as per our experience, we find that the best time for the Manaslu Tsum Valley 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 the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek. During the spring season, the whole valley is in bloom and the locals are busy with sowing seeds and setting up their fields for the year. Furthermore, with the weather warmer it’s quite enjoyable trekking through forest 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 Manaslu Tsum Valley trek can be done whole year round except during the winter we do recommend for the best experience either spring or fall to trek the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek.

    Difficulty rating of the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

    The official difficulty rating of the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is rated as strenuous. 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 Manaslu Tsum Valley 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 through the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek.

    Safe drinking water during the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

    At the lower elevation safe drinking water can be bought during the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek, but the further we go it will not be possible to buy bottled water. We like to trek green and clean, so we do advise all our trekkers to refrain from buying many bottles as they just end up destroying or harming our environment. At the higher altitudes boiled water can be prepared for small fees and by bringing water purification tablets you are safe to hydrate. Bring a good water canteen, 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.

    Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items during the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek

    With Nepal developing year after year, it is now also possible to recharge your batteries of electronic items during the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek. Teahouses and lodges make use of either hydroelectricity or solar power sources to recharge items such as batteries, cameras, phones, tablets, etc. A small fee per hour will be charged so it’s 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 at your Alpine Eco Trek travel office to see if your chargers will fit the sockets and if not you can always buy adapters in Kathmandu. 

    Extra Advice for the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

    During the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek you get to encounter different villages and small communities, most live in their own unique way. Our extra advice for the Manaslu Tsum Valley 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 donations such as school materials or even family support it is better to go through the proper channels and NGOs. Theft is rare in these small villages but can occur so always keep your valuables safe, always lock your room, and don’t leave any clothes hanging during the night. Be sure to bring a good attitude and this Manaslu Tsum Valley trek might be the trek of a lifetime.

    Garbage Disposal

    Not all areas have dustbins available and littering becomes a bad habit that slowly destroys the environment, to prevent this Alpine Eco Trek has some rules for garbage disposal. We request all our trekkers to bring with them an eco-friendly garbage bag to stack any types 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. 

    How much money should you spend per day?

    With not knowing your exact spending habits during a holiday, we can give you an estimate of how much money you should spend per day approx. Please as a reference check also the include section of Alpine Eco Trek’s Manaslu Tsum Valley trek. In Kathmandu per meal, you can spend an average of 9 to 12 dollars per meal, and during the trek, 10 to 15 dollars is ok for some snacks or extras during the trek. Note that during the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek ATM facilities are not available so bring the necessary in cash to be sure.  

    Travel Insurance for the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

    It is absolutely necessary to have travel insurance for the Manaslu Tsum Valley 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. 

    Washing and Toilet facilities during the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

    All guest houses or tea houses offer hot water for washing and water for toilet facilities during the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek. This luxury decreases over time as we head to more remote villages and while some come with a shower, others come by the bucket. Hot water is made by firewood or solar charge, as so it is limited during the peak seasons and requested to use sparingly. With at every lodge a washing facility available you are required to bring your own bathroom products such as soap, toothpaste, etc. Toilets are mostly commodes or Asian squat style with poor flushing so don’t flush toilet paper but use the dustbin available in the commode.

    Tea Houses during the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek

    With Alpine Eco Trek’s carefully planned itinerary all villages will have tea houses during the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek. These are charming buildings build by the locals to comfort trekkers during this incredible trip to Nepal. All have simple and comfortable rooms with two narrow beds and a shared or private bathroom available. At these rest stops during the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek food and beverages are available for all. A great way also to discover the unique cultures and lifestyles of the local villagers.

    Prevention for Altitude Sickness during the Manaslu Tsum Valley 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 Manaslu Tsum Valley trek can trigger this affliction if you are not careful. Alpine Eco Trek a master in the field for over two decades has 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

    Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek safety

    Your safety during the Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek is of main priority to Alpine Eco Trek. 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 higher elevation or during an emergency. Prevention is better than cure that’s why Alpine Eco Trek has guidelines towards safety during a trek in Nepal, such as always stay with your group and don’t wander off alone.

    Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Permit Cost

    Trying to further develop the region there is a Manaslu Tsum Valley trek permit cost. These will help protect the fragile ecosystem, 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 Manaslu Tsum Valley 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 Manaslu Trek Permit?

    In order to obtain a valid Manaslu trek permit, you need to hire a government licensed trekking agency that can through the proper channels apply for your necessary permits during the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek. These are and should also be included in your per person trip rates, always recheck your include 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 for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Permit for Children?

    The cost for the Manalsu Tsum Valley trek permit for children depends on the 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 back up battery and memory card
    • Favorite snacks as it is not available in the mountains

    What makes the Manaslu Tsum Valley 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. 

    Booking and payment process

    Your booking and payment process for the Manaslu Tsum Valley trek is never been easier. You can book online via mail or our website any trip that you’d like. For the Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek, we require a booking payment of 10% advance of the total trip cost that can be easily made by either bank transfer, Western Union, or even online payment via PayPal 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. Alpine Eco Trek is a reliable and trustworthy company, guiding trekkers through Nepal 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 number: 1907/071, Alpine Eco Trek is also affiliated with the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).

    Trip Extension

    After an adventurous trek in the Himalayas, you might want to enjoy more of Nepal, in that case Alpine Eco Trek can arrange a trip extension. Besides trekking Nepal has a lot more to offer. Go wild in the jungles of Chitwan and meet up with incredible wildlife on a jungle safari, relax and enjoy the lakeside city of Pokhara, home to Fewa Lake, the World Peace Stupa and the overlooking Fishtail Mountain Mt. Machhapuchhare. Activities such as lake boating, cultural tours, paragliding, wild water rafting, bungee jumping, etc. can be enjoyed. Inquire with Alpine Eco Trek easily online for more information about our combo packages and availabilities. 

    FAQs

    How can I book this trip?

    Once you confirmed the trip, we need a photocopy of your passport and a 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

    How can I enter in Nepal?

    Nepal is an easy and popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Europe, America, Australia, the Middle East, and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal.

    Can I do Tsum valley with Manaslu trek?

    Tsum valley with Manaslu trek is suitable for any adventure seeker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in the good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

    When should I come for Tsum valley with Manaslu trek?

    February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November are the best seasons. However, July & August are okay and trekking can be done but not so clear visibility due to rain.

    Can I join with group?

    Yes, you can join a group; we try our best to find some other people to do this trip as a group trek. You can also tell your friends, families, and relatives that you are going to do this trek in Nepal so maybe some of your friends would like to join the trip! We can arrange a small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.

    Do I need to join with group?

    It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which is best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according to your selecting the starting date.

    Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?

    Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday's tours are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

    What kind of accommodation I can have during the trip?

    In Kathmandu, we do provide a standard hotel with breakfast and during the trekking, we provide you tent accommodations and local guest houses. In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in camp or Tea-houses (Lodges) and pack lunch or lunches in local restaurants en-route. Furthermore, as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.

    What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?

    Trek to Tsum valley with Manaslu is an amazing and adventure trip. We trek up to 4200m walking through villages, green hills, and white snow path so you need to have the right equipment with you. Click here to have more info

    What kind of meals I can have during the trip?

    All Meals on full board basis will be provided during the trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

    Do I have a pre-departure meeting?

    Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief you regarding the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

    Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?

    Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

    Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Yes, our Airport Representative will come to the Airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a placard of our company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

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