Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

 
  • Days: 19
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Overview

Trip facts

Duration: 19 Days

Activities: Waling,Trekking

Departure From: Kathmandu

Country: Nepal

Region: Manaslu

Price: USD 1,650

Group size: Min 2-7 Max

The Tsum valley is located in northern Gorkha which is snuggled between Budhha Himal (6692 m) and Himal Chuli (7893 m) to the west side, Ganesh Himal (7422 m) to the southern side, and Sringi Himal (7165 m) to the northern side. This valley is also known as hidden valley of the Himalayas.

The Tsum valley is one of the sacred valley which was strictly restricted until October of 2008. Only few trekkers had attempted trekking to this beautiful valley. The main inhabitants of this region are from the Tsumbas communities which are alike Tibetan people.  Trekking here, you can explore this unique Tibetan culture which is still preserved in this region. People in this region honor this valley as saint Milarepa meditated on the mountain caves long ago.

Earlier this region had no lodges or accommodation facilities but as the government of Nepal opened this trekking route - there is now little basic accommodation and home stay or even camping is conceivable for this trek. The route to this sanctified pilgrimage site of Tsum Valley begins form drive to Arughat. Our trek begins heading through the dense forests, terraced fields to the upper Budi Gandaki River over undiscovered rural area which is totally colonized by the Tibetan communities and truly Tsum villages like Chhokangparo, where the zone is extendedly deliberated as Baeyul or hidden valley which offers you absolutely pristine culture and traditions of Tsumba.

Plus you get the tremendous glimpses of the Ganesh Himal range (over 7000 m), Shringi Himal (7165 m), Budddha Himal (6692 m) and Himal Chuli (7893 m). The vale is widely rich in culture and traditions. And on the trail of this region, you get to visit Buddhist monasteries, Stupa, Chortens, some huge prayer walls and substantial spiritual monuments. At Dzong and Phurpe, you get to spot the biggest Mani walls which are the great attractions of this trek. And finally after all these marvelous experience, we retrace back to Arughat and then drive back to Kathmandu.

The flawless season for this trek is on the spring and autumn but we Accent Himalaya do organize this trekking all year around. Likewise, the permit for this trekking is also economical as compared to other sites. We have systematically designed this 19 days itinerary from the day of your arrival to exploring Kathmandu, your designated trek and then to your final departure. For additional information about Manaslu Tsum valley, please feel free to contact or email us.

Our detailed itinerary for Manaslu Tsum Valley is listed below:

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel (1,300m/4,264ft)

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be welcomed by our representative and drop you at your respective hotel. In the evening, you will be invited for dinner to taste Nepalese food by the management. This food gives you the flavor of Nepalese culture.

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

After having our breakfast, we are ready to visit the most popular places in Kathmandu valley like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and other places if time permits. After that, we will prepare for our trek adventure. We also meet our crew members and discuss our trip.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Arughat (600m/1,968ft) 7-8 hours’ drive

Early in the morning, we will drive for western Nepal from Kathmandu through Prithvi High Way via Dhadingbesi. Arugat is divided into two parts by the River Budi Gandaki.

Day 04: Arughat to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 5-6 hours

We start our trek after crossing the bridge over Budi Gandaki on the west of Arughat. We will follow the stone-paved street north through the Bazaar. We will pass hydropower plant, rice and millet fields to Mangaltar and through the forest arriving at Shanti Bazaar. Now trails will be much steep, and more difficult as we cross the Arkhet Khola on a suspension bridge. Rapidly running down to high waterfall make a long slog up a ridge to Kuerepani. From here our trails descend down to Soti Khola.

Day 05: Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (870m/2,952ft): 6-7 hours

After crossing the bridge and trek through the beautiful Sal forests, we climb onto a ridge above huge rapids on the Budi Gandaki. Our rocky trails weave its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trails clinging to the side of the cliff. It finally makes its way down and past a few rice terraces, then up and around to the Gurung community of Labubesi. Climbing behind the rocky outcrop where the valley opens and the Budi Gandaki mender among wide gravel bars, descending to the sandy river bed and trekking along rounded stones before ascending over the ridge, heading down to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village.

Day 06: Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m/7676ft): 6-7 hours

With small and narrow trails we will walk-ups and down eventually crossing the Tharo Khola, following a rocky ravine, we reach Khorlabesi. After few ups and down, we will reach Tatopani - a hot spring, from where we climb over another ridge, crossing the Budi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. Next, we climb on a wide well-rafted staircase and crossing the landslide over the ridge - we will reach Dobhan, where we cross the suspension bridge over Dobhan Khola. With trails climbing on a rugged to the Doman, ascending up Budi Gandaki, we will be at Yaru Khola. After crossing suspension bridge on Yaru Khola, we climb more stone stairs to TharoBharyang and crossing the west bank of the Budi Gandaki, climbing over a ridge, we walk along the river and arrive at the village of Jagat. 

Day 07: Jagat to Chisopani (1660m/5,445ft): 4-5 hours

We finish the Annapurna Conservation Area project process, we will hike on the stony ridge to Salleri, then we drop down to Sirdibas. We will follow the trails towards lasts up to Ghatta Khola and continue upstream to a long simple dangling bridge, we climb up to Philim, large Gurung village, with Japanese made school and police station. After crossing the Philim Village across the forest, we arrive at Chisopani valley.

Day 08: Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m/7,827ft): 6 - 7 hours

Early in the morning after having our breakfast, we cross the EkleeBhatti (pub) and also will admire the beautiful waterfalls. Then we pass through the pine forest, descending down to Tsum Valley. We will be climb through pine and Rhododendron forest with an enjoyment of views of Himal Chuli and Boudha Himal from beautiful Lokpa village. After some trek down, we will be at Lungwa Khola and with zigzag difficult trail north through the pines and rhododendron forest, we arrive at Gumlung. We reach Chumling after crossing Siyar Khola and will visit the ChumlingGumba and admire the amazing views of Shringi Himal.

Day 09: Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m/9,903ft): 4-5 hours

We will cross the suspension bridge to opposite side, enjoying the great views of Himal Ganesh, walking and pass Rainjam to Serpukhola and as we cross over the bridge, we arrive at Gho valley. Another climb on Tsumtake us to the village of Chhokangparo. If lucky and weather supports, we enjoy the views of Himal Chuli and Ganesh Himal. 

Day 10: Chokhangparo to Neele (3,361m/11,058ft): 5-6 hours

We will ascend above the Chokhangparo with cautious of elevation problems, walk past Lama Gaon, overpass the rope suspension bridge to RachenGomba, also known as Nunnery Gumba, we make the small visit there and cross the Siyar Khola. We continue to walk through the well-managed village with Micro Hydro Power, Lar, Phurbe, and Pangdun. We leave the historical Buddha Stupa in the way crossing the village of Chhule, climbing upstream and cross the bridge, we finally reach Neele. As for consideration, we can make the visit to a famous Monastery of Chhule.

Day 11: Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m/12,174ft): 3 hours

We will almost near to Tibetan border, walk to the west bank of valley passing through the Tibetan landscapes, we ascend up to the Mu Gumba and visit the monastery also the DhephuDomaGumba.

Day 12: Mu Gompa, sightseeing

Today we spend the whole day sightseeing and visiting the Gompa region. Mu Gumba is the largest monastery all over the region, lies at the highest and most remote area of tsum valley. We may also hike to Pika Himal base camp.

Day 13: Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (3,245m/10644ft) via Milarepa cave: 5 hours

Today we start to return back through the Chhule and Phurbe, on the east bank of Siyar Khola. We arrive at Burgi village and climb up to Milarepa’s cave is popular for its mesmerizing glimpses of Poshyop Glacier, Kipu Himal and Churke Himal.

Today we spend whole day with sightseeing and visiting the Gompa region. Mu Gumba is the largest monastery all over the region, lies at the highest and most remote area of tsum valley. We may also hike to Pika Himal base.

Day 14: Burgi village -Chumling (2,386/7,827ft): 5-6 hours

After breakfast we continue to trek watching the greenery of the nature and descend down to Chhokangparo again. After some descending to Gho and further we arrive at Sherpu Khola. After some lower trek from Tsum valley we reach again at Chumling. 

Day 15: Chumling to Philim (1,570m/5,103ft): 6-7 hours

Our trails continue to Lokpa. With the enjoyment of gorgeous Sampa falls, we arrive at Philim that lead us towards the Ganesh Himal base camp.

Day 16: Philim to Khorlabesi(970m/3182ft: 6-7 hours

We cross the Jagat and Tatopani to Khorlabesi. With descending trails towards Sirdibas we reach at Jagat and further to yaruphant. We continue to trek to Dovan and arrive at Tapopani as you interest we dip and sooth our tired muscles on hot springs on Tatopani. After that we descend to Khorlabesi.

Day 17: Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 6-7 hours

We cross the Tharokhola following in the rocky ravine, heading down to Machhakhola village, walking along to Budi Gandakee and cross the Sal forests, bridge to cross to arriveSotikhola. 

Day 18: Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu (600m/1,968ft): Walk 4 hours and drive 7-8 hours

We arrive at Arkhet climb up to the ridge of kyorpani descending to the waterfalls. We are leaving the Budi Gandakee valley, crossing the Arkhet Khola. After arriving at Santi bazaar passing through the Maltar forest, crossing the Hydro Power, we arrive at Arughat. We catch the  bus and come back to Kathmandu. In the evening we will have the farewell program.

Day 19: Departure

Today you will be return to your home after along exploration in Nepal. If you have enough time we will make some shopping and just before 3 hours to your flight time you will drop you to the international airport. We will ready to help you any time.

Includes and Excludes

What's Included

  • Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • Three nights twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in a 3 - star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu including entrance fees and private vehicle
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available teahouse/lodge accommodation (twin sharing ) during the trek
  • Staff - one professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking trekking leader along with assistant guide (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, transportation, and insurance
  • Ground transportations from Kathmandu - Arughat and Syange - Kathmandu in private vehicle
  • Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek
  • Accent Himalaya T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • Restricted area permit, Manaslu Conservation Area permit, Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • All government taxes & office service charge

Not included In the cost

  • Nepal visa arrangement (look more for Nepal Visa Information)
  • International airfares
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, delayed departure, early return from mountain (due to any cause) other than the programmed itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain other than the programmed itinerary)
  • All kind of drinks (alcoholic, hot or cold)
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, bar bills, laundry, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, extra porters, etc.
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Tips for guides and porters (tip is expected but not mandatory)

Trip Note

 

Accommodation in Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 star) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels.

But once you set out for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow. A few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited to the high mountains.

Meals and Drinks on Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. We will enjoy typical Nepalese cuisine, Tibetan, Italian, Indian, Continental and so on during the trek. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package. 

Best Season to Travel

The best Seasons for traveling in Nepal are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). Trips can also be arranged during winter upon request. However, the cold environment might not be suitable for all. Because of scorching heat, and monsoon with melting snow, we don’t recommend you for trekking in the months of June, July, and August. 

Luggage/Backpack on Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.

Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.

Guide/Porter on Trek

Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.

Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member

Accent Himalaya organizes Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 12 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.

Personal Expenses on Trek

A personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places), tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs around $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.

Gears Available in Kathmandu

All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.

A Typical Day on Trek

On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.

Our Greetings at Airport

We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance - the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it

Our normal Itinerary includes 19 days package for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.

Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall any time.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation

Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.

Booking and Payment

You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment.

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