Manaslu circuit Tsum Valley Trek 21 days

OVERVIEW

Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek Highlights

  • Beautiful trekking experience in western Nepal near Mt. Manaslu
  • Commended for peace and quiet, this trek is equally loved by those who love unspoiled terrain
  • Trek for over two weeks through the remote and pristine villages with unique culture and traditions
  • See elaborately decorative monasteries and observe the lifestyle of the people living here
  • The combined experience of trekking and camping in the “Hidden Valley of Happiness”

This program organized by Peace Nepal Treks is a splendid combination of trekking and tea house (homestay) in the quiet remote locations of western Nepal. You will be trekking a section of Manaslu Circuit and also a portion of Tsum Valley, that is known for its peace and solitude. This region has been opened for visitors only a few years ago, due to which you have a wonderful chance of having an experience of the unspoiled Manaslu Region. During the trek, you will reach very close to the Tibetan border, with the resemblance to landscapes of Tibet itself. One might even mistake for being in Tibet but there’s a huge mountain range to the north that marks the Nepalese border. You’ll be trekking close to these very foothills of the giant Himalayan peaks.

“Tsum” translates to vividness, and the trace of it can be felt through the trek, especially where you feel the air and thus the life, as described by Guru Rimpoche. He even called it the “Hidden Valley of Happiness”. A Buddhist guru may have called it so for his own reasons, but once you’re here you’ll feel the aura too – especially trekking through the remote and quiet landscapes. Starting from Kathmandu with a bus or vehicle ride, you will reach Budhi-Gandaki and trek along the rushing river for a couple of days. You will reach places like Jagat, Chumling, Mu Gompa, Deng, and the popular pass of Larkya – La 5,160m.

The time spent in this “Hidden Valley of Happiness” will inspire you for months ahead, especially regarding your raw experience with nature and after seeing the simplistic ways of people who call this region home. The beautiful views you’ll have from Larkya-La Pass, and the pristine valley itself will be memorable in this program organized by Peace Nepal Treks.

You’ll be trekking through average Nepali trails, but you’ll need a desire to walk – at least for three weeks. The program is designed to have ample days for acclimatization before trekking further to higher altitudes. It’s a tranquil trek that provides an exquisite experience of remote Nepal. Homestay is the norm here, but you can take this opportunity for camping as well – a camping trip in the pristine region of the Himalayas! Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Hiunchuli, and Shringi Himal are some of the peaks you’ll see on this memorable trip in Nepal.

manaslu circuit and tsum valley trek

This program organized by Peace Nepal Treks is a splendid combination of trekking and tea house (homestay) in the quiet remote locations of western Nepal. You will be trekking a section of Manaslu Circuit and also a portion of Tsum Valley, that is known for its peace and solitude. 

ITINERARY

  • Day 1
    Arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport, transfer to Hotel.

    After your arrival in Kathmandu, our representatives at the airport will transfer you to your hotel and help you with checking in.

  • Day 2
    Free day in Kathmandu, official work for permit, overnight stay in Kathmandu hotel

    today, you have free time in Kathmandu and can visit around the city your own and we issue the special permit for Manaslu Circuit Trek/Tsum valley Trek/Manaslu conservation entry fees and Annapurna conservation entry fees.

  • Day 3
    Drive Kathmandu to Barpak (1915m) Driving about (8-9 hrs), overnight in Barpak village, TEA HOUSE STAY, Driving about 9 hours

    we catch the private jeep from Kathmandu to Barpak village and takes about 9 hours to reach in Barpak village and stay a night in tea house

  • Day 4
    Trek Barpak to Larpak (2,200m), overnight stay in Larpak, TEA HOUSE STAY, walking about 4 hours
  • Day 5
    Trek Larpak to Khorlabensi 970m, overnight stay in Khorlabesi, TEA HOUSE STAY, walking about 7 hours
  • Day 6
    Trek Khorlabesi to Philim (1,570m), overnight stay in Philim, TEA HOUSE STAY, walking about 5 to 6 hours
  • Day 7
    Trek Khorlabesi to Chumling (2,386m), overnight stay in Chumling, TEA HOUSE STAY, walking about 5 to 6 hours
  • Day 8
    Trek Chumling to Chhokang Paro (3,031m), overnight stay in Chhokang Paro, TEA HOUSE STAY, walking about 3 to 4 hours
  • Day 9
    Trek Chhokang Paro to Nile (3,361m), overnight stay in Nile, TEA HOUSE STAY, walking about 3 to 4 hours
  • Day 10
    Trek Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m), overnight stay in Mu Gompa, TEA HOUSE STAY, walking about 2 hours
  • Day 11
    Trek Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3,240m), overnight stay in Rachen Gompa, TEA HOUSE STAY, walking about 3 to 4 hours
  • Day 12
    Trek Rachen Gompa to Gumba Lungdang (3,200m), overnight stay in Gumba Lungdang, TEA HOUSE STAY, walking about 5 to 6 hours
  • Day 13
    Day hiking to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4,200m) and back to Gumba Lungdang, overnight stay, TEA HOUSE STAY, walking about 8 hours
  • Day 14
    Trek Gumba Lungdang to Lokpa (2,240m), overnight stay in Lokpa, TEA HOUSE STAY, walking about 7 to 8 hours
  • Day 15
    Trek Lokpa to Ghap (2,160m), overnight stay in Ghap, TEA HOUSE STAY, walking about 4 to 5 hours
  • Day 16
    Trek Ghap to Lho (3,180m), overnight stay in Lho, TEA HOUSE STAY, walking about 5 to hours
  • Day 17
    Trek Lho to Samagaon (3,520m), overnight stay in Samagaon, TEA HOUSE STAY, walking about 2 to 3 hours
  • Day 18
    Day hiking to Manaslu base camp 4,400m, overnight stay in Samagaon, TEA HOUSE STAY, walking about 6 hours
  • Day 19
    Trek Samagaon to Samdo (3,875m), overnight stay in Samdo, TEA HOUSE STAY, walking about 2 to 3 hours
  • Day 20
    Trek Samdo to Dharmasala (4,460m), overnight stay in Dharmasala, TEA HOUSE STAY, walking about 2 to 3 hours
  • Day 21
    Trek Dharmasala to high pass LARKYA LA 5,160m, and trek down to Bimtang (3,590m), walking about 7 to 9 hours
  • Day 22
    Trek Bimtang to Dharapani (1,963m), overnight stay in Dharapani, TEA HOUSE STAY, walking about 7 to 8 hours
  • Day 23
    Catch local jeep Dharapani to Besisahar and catch another direct local transportation to Kathmandu, overnight stay in Kathmandu

Note: Above holiday itinerary can be customized as our guest specific requirements and can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.

INCLUDES

  • Transportation: return transfers from International airport to your hotel
  • Hotel stay: one-night hotel accommodation stay in Kathmandu
  • Entry fees: all government taxes and Annapurna conservation entry fees
  • Entry fees: Manaslu special permit fees
  • Entry fees: Tsum valley special permit fees
  • Entry fees: Manaslu conservation entry fees
  • TIMS CARD: (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Guide & porter: One experienced English speaking guides & necessary supporter to carry your luggage (two guest = 1 porter (we pay their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment, food, and accommodation)
  • Wages: 21 days guide wages including his insurances/meals/accommodation/insurances/equipments
  • Wages: 21 days porter (to carry your luggage) wages including his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 20 nights mountain lodge accommodation (best available) with twin sharing basis on tea house services trek
  • Transportation: Kathmandu to Soti Khola via private jeep
  • Transportation: Dharapani to Besisahar via local jeep and Besisahar to Kathmandu via local bus or local micro Van
  • Trekking equipment: trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffle bag/down jacket (we provide these if necessary), to return after the trek completed
  • Water purification tablets: unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bars and cookies at base camp
  • Fruits: Seasonal fresh fruits where is possible
  • Local SIM CARD (NCELL), to return after the trek completed
  • Rescue arrangements: in the emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • Diamox: Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc)
  • Map: Manaslu trekking map
  • Rubbish disposal
  • government taxes & PNT official service charge

Water: Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks (paying your own). You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Medical support: An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

EXCLUDES

  • Meals: All meals (lunch/dinner/breakfast) in Kathmandu & on the trek
  • Snacks: chocolate/aerated drinks/mineral water/alcoholic drinks/nutria bars
  • Hotel stays: extra night hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Tipping: end of the trek tips to guides and support staff
  • Rescue services: additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate medical & travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies), including helicopter evacuation & hospitalization (medical test, medicine) if required
  • extra expenses: personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as bottle water/coca cola/WIFI on trek/hot shower/electric device recharge
  • city visit: sightseeing in Pokhara and Kathmandu entrance fees/transportation/hire guide
  • Flight ticket: Your International flight ticket airfare & Nepal entry visa fees which travel visa can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport, On Arrival Visa: Fee 15 Days – 25 USD, 30 Days – 40 USD, 90 Days – 100 USD
  • Services not mentioned herein Personal trekking equipment

Travel Insurance: –
Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness, and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while traveling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

SEASONS

Nepal has four climatic seasons


  • Spring: March-May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.

EQUIPMENTS

Check-list of personal equipment:

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swimwear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woolen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunblock
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

The following equipment is needed during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore-Tex Jackets).