24 Days Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek

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24 days Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley trek is a journey of exploring the unexplored and the unseen. Mount Manaslu is the world’s eighth highest mountain at an elevation of 8,156m. A Japanese and Nepalese team climbed to the summit for the first time in 1956. While trekking around Manaslu you see the spectacular landscape of the Nepal Himalaya. The view from Larkya La is superb of Himal Chuli, Cheo Himal, and Himlung Himal mountains. 

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 Circuit with 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. 

The Manaslu Circuit with Tsum trek has similar scenery and landscape to half Annapurna Circuit to the West. In the Manaslu region, there is now a network of teahouse lodges and is no longer a full camping trek. As the lodges are more basic than for other teahouse treks in Nepal we also bring tents as a backup in case.

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.
  • 24 Days Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley trek is one of the Nepalese last Himalayan gems to observe for a sparkling array of panoramic peaks, a wide range of scenery, cultural variety, and peaceful valleys awaiting the adventurous explorer. 

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01:Arrive at Kathmandu Airport (1350m)

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport (TIA), you will be greeted by one of our trek leaders and transfer 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 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 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

We leave Kathmandu early in the morning by private vehicle. It is a countryside drive with several glimpses of mountain peaks. After exiting the Kathmandu valley we drive along the Prithivi Highway (the road to Pokhara). We turn off to head north following Buri Gandaki to Arughat Bazaar. After Dhading Besi the road is not hard-topped. It is likely to be quite dusty in the vehicle so it is a good idea to bring a mask or scarf along with you.

The road extends beyond Arughat so these days we continue the drive further up the valley. We change to local jeeps for the drive to Soti Khola. Now this village is a better trailhead than Arughat as it saves a day walking along the dusty road. Overnight at guesthouse.   

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Soti Khola
  • Maximum Altitude:700m

The trail heads north following the Buri Gandaki River. We trek through terraced fields and forests with troops of monkeys. After Soti Khola the trail follows the valley sides and then descends later to walk along the river. There is an ascent to the village of Machi Khola.

During the months of April, May, and early October it will very hot and humid. Temperatures are often more than 30 Degrees Celsius for the first two days of the trek. These dates are the optimal conditions for crossing the high pass. Please be aware of the hot start to the trek. It is important to bring plenty of water, wear a sun hat and apply sun cream. Overnight at guesthouse.   

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Machi Khola
  • Maximum Altitude:930m

The trail follows the Buri Gandaki River hiking up and down ridges. We pass through the beautiful villages of Khorlabesi and Tatopani. After crossing the bridge over to the east bank of Buri Gandaki we hike through the forest to Dobhan. Further along, the trail crosses the bridge over the Yaru Khola river. Shortly after we cross another hanging bridge over Buri Gandaki to Jagat village. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Jagat
  • Maximum Altitude:1440m

After Jagat we cross a bridge over Dudh Pokhari khola. We trek through the villages of Salleri and Sirdibas. The trail then descends to cross the bridge over Buri Gandaki to the larger village of Philim. At Philim there is a checkpoint to enter Tsum Valley where the authorities check our trekking permits. We continue to Lokpa located above the confluence of Buddhi Gandaki and Siyar Khola. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Lokpa
  • Maximum Altitude:2240m

We trek along the south bank of Siyar Khola on a rolling path through the lush and refreshing forest. We cross bridges over tributaries Lungwa Khola and Sarli Khola. Later on, we cross another bridge over Siyar Khola to the North bank. After this bridge, there is a hike up to Chumling where we stay for the night. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Chumling
  • Maximum Altitude:2385m

The route stays on the North bank of Siyar Khola. We cross bridges over the rivers of Udilu khola, Samatikring khola and Sarpu khola. We hike through the village of Gho then further uphill to the village of Chhokang Paro. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Chhokang Paro
  • Maximum Altitude:3030m

The route continues along the North of Siyar Khola where the valley is now much wider than before. We walk through the villages of Phurbe and Pangdun before continuing to the Nile where we stay for the night. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Nile
  • Maximum Altitude:3360m

We follow the route up to Mu Gompa and explore the monastery. Drupa Rinpoche established Mu Gompa. He was a Bhutanese lama who meditated in the caves close to the current location of the monastery. Mu Gompa is at an altitude of 3700m located in a position surrounded by the high Himalayas. There are options for hikes above the monastery to get views of the valley. Overnight at guesthouse.  

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Mu Gompa
  • Maximum Altitude:3700m

In the morning we can walk further up the valley to the villages of Kalung and Bhajyo. In the afternoon we descend to Rachen Gompa. This nunnery is well worth visiting to see their Buddhist thanka murals. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Rachen Nunnery
  • Maximum Altitude:3240m

We descend down the same trail to Chumling village. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Chumling
  • Maximum Altitude:2385m

From Chumling we descend to Lokpa village. We then cross the bridge over Buri Gandaki to join the main Manaslu Circuit trail up to Deng village. We enter Deng through a Buddhist stone arch known as a Kani. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Deng
  • Maximum Altitude:1860m

A short distance out of Deng, the trail crosses back over the Buri Gandaki onto what is now its north bank near Rana. From the bridge, the route climbs a little before heading west on level ground. Shortly after we pass a large waterfall. Once over a wooden bridge, the trail contours up and out of the canyon. We hike high above the river before dropping into the Shringi Khola valley. After the suspension bridge over the Shringi Khola, there is a steep climb. The route traverses along the Buri Gandaki as it flows between vertical walls of rock.

After a few more ups and downs through forests, the trail turns a corner and arrives at Ghap. We enter through an intricate Kani with well-preserved paintings and an elegant mani wall. After leaving Ghap, we pass more mani walls on the southern side of the river. We trek through a forest and the trail climbs along the river. We pass a waterfall and continue through fir and rhododendron. The trail climbs and finally, we enter Namrung through another stone archway. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Namrung
  • Maximum Altitude:2540m

Not long after leaving Namrung we arrive to Banjam with its wide fields. Soon after Banjam the trail steepens as we walk up to the next village of Lihi with a fine view of Ganesh Himal.

A further hour along the trail we arrive at Sho and then followed by another hour to Lho. From this village, there are views of Mount Manaslu and the Kutang Himal. After leaving Lho the next village is Shyala. This place is on a plateau then after we cross a bridge over Numla Khola. After crossing a boulder field, the trail emerges to the fields near Samagaon village. There is a lot to explore here, it is known as a little Tibet with many gompas and a traditional Tibetan village. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Samagaon
  • Maximum Altitude:3450m

We spend two nights at Samagaon to help acclimatize to the high altitude. There are several options for good day hikes. One of them is to walk towards Manaslu Base Camp with views of Manaslu and Peak 29. We can also hike up to Phung Gyen Monastery located on a ridge above the village. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Samagaon
  • Maximum Altitude:3450m

We follow the Buri Gandaki northwards to a bridge over a side stream. We follow the trail passing several Mani walls on the trail towards Samdo. The valley widens and there is a juniper and birch forest. After passing the stone huts at Kermo Kharka, we descend off a shelf to cross a wooden bridge. We climb up between a fork in the river to a promontory. From this vantage point, one can see the white stone kani marking the entrance to Samdo. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Samdo
  • Maximum Altitude:3850m

We spend two nights here Samdo to help with acclimatization before ascending to Larkya La. There is a good day hike towards Gya La which is the trading pass with Tibet. There are blue sheep in this area so look out for these on the grassy slopes. Overnight house. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Samdo
  • Maximum Altitude:3850m

We leave Samdo and start the ascent to the Larkya La pass. We descend through fields to an old Mani wall and stone arch. After dropping at the river we cross over on a wooden bridge. This place shows up on maps as the mythical Larke Bazaar. This used to be a flourishing market, but there is nothing remaining there now.

Another Mani wall marks the beginning of the ascent to the pass. The trail climbs through the tundra and juniper. We can see the Larkya Glacier coming from Manaslu from here. We stay on the ridge to the right to find a trail that crosses over the top of two ravines. The trail becomes steeper and ascends up the side of a gorge to a viewpoint at the edge of a huge gorge at 4,000m. Near Larkye Glacier, we reach Larkye Phedi, where there is a small lodge. This is basic accommodation built for trekkers crossing the Larke La.

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Larkya Phedi
  • Maximum Altitude:4450m

Today, we start our journey a bit early, we follow the trail up a long gentle climb across the moraine. We descend a short way to a lake. Then it becomes rough and indistinct as it crosses to the south of steep grassy slopes. The trail stays on the moraine to a ridge marked by two cairns. From here we can see the prayer flags marking the Larkya La pass. We descend to four frozen lakes then make the final steep climb to the pass.

The summit of Larkya La pass is at 5210m. The view of the Himalayas is superb and Mount Manaslu is Centre stage. The conditions for crossing the pass vary depending on the time of year. We include micro crampons, gaiters and walking poles in our kit list. You will use this equipment if the pass is icy and slippery.

On the descent from the pass, the trail follows the top of the moraine. We make a set of steep, rough switchbacks as we cross the moraine. Then we descend a less steep slope on loose gravel to another grassy moraine at 4450m. The trail now becomes easier to follow and reaches a small meadow and spring at 4080m. The valley becomes wider as the trails head down to a large meadow. We pass a Mani wall then enter the cluster of lodges at Bimthang at an altitude of 3600m. Overnight at guesthouse.  

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Bimthang
  • Maximum Altitude:5210m / 3600m

From Bimthang the trail drops to a glacial stream and these are the headwaters of the Dudh Khola. We cross a wooden bridge and descend into pine and rhododendron forest to Hompuk at 3430m. The trail improves as it descends to a fork in the river and then follows the river at 3030m. Not far from here you reach Karche's fenced fields. We cross a landslide before making a steep climb to a ridge decorated with prayer flags. We make a descent to the river bank at Gho.

The trail continues through fields and intermittent stands of rhododendron and oak. We arrive at the large Gurung village of Tilje. We exit the village through a stone arch and cross the Dudh Khola. We follow along its embankment descending through the scrub forest. We see the walls of the Marsyangdi Valley and finally, the houses of Dharapani appear in the distance. We pass through Thonje via a wooden bridge and through a chorten-shaped arch. Then Dharapani lies across a long suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi. Overnight at guesthouse.  

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Dharapani
  • Maximum Altitude:1850m

After Dharapani we are now on the popular Annapurna Circuit. The trail now follows this classic trek in reverse. We walk through the steepest part of the Marsyangdi gorge. We follow Natural Annapurna Trekking Trails (NATT) away from the road on the other side of the valley. Our trek ends in Jagat as it is now possible to take jeeps from this village along the road to Besisahar. Overnight at guesthouse. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Jagat
  • Maximum Altitude:1440m

From Jagat, we take jeeps along the road to Besisahar. In this small town, we switch Jeeps to private vehicles and we will arrive back in Kathmandu in the late evening. Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Besisahar / Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1350m

Transfer to Kathmandu airport for the flight back home. End of the trip. 

    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

    24 Manaslu Circuit with 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 the 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.

    Booking and payment process

    Your booking and payment process for the Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley trek is never been easier. You can book online via mail or our website for any trip that you’d like. For this trek, we require a booking payment of 20% 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. 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

    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 the 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.

    What difficulty rating of the Manaslu Circuit with 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.

    How about safe drinking water during the Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Hiking? 

    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.

    Can I recharge Batteries of Electronic items during the Manaslu Tsum Valley expedtion? 

    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. 

    Any extra advice for the around 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.

    How about 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 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. 

    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 cash to be sure.  

    Do I need travel Insurance for this 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. 

    How about washing and Toilet facilities during the 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. At every lodge a washing facility is 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.

    How about the teahouses? 

    With Alpine Eco Trek’s carefully planned itinerary all villages will have tea houses during the 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 trek food and beverages are available for all. A great way also to discover the unique cultures and lifestyles of the local villagers.

    How about the Altitude Sickness during the Manaslu with Tsum Valley expedition? 

    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

    How about 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.

    Do you have information on 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 of a 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 Circuit with Tsum Valley hiking tour 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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