Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley

21 Days from $ 1799

Trip Overview

“We all need a tonic of wilderness to see the true adventure waiting ahead for us.”

Situated in the northern Gorkha district of Nepal, Tsum valley is surrounded by the Himal Chuli with Buddha Himal to the west, Sringi Himal to the north and Ganesh Himal to the south. Our trek shall take you to the sacred pilgrimage valley of ‘Tsum’ with one of a kind cultural and geographical variation along the whole trekking trail. One shall experience the influence of Tibetan culture reflected through the drawing, traditions, ethics and society of the regions inhabitants and then embark on a breathtaking voyage across high passes in Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley.

Our Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek commences with a 7-8 hours drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola. Our Trek is rather parallel to the Manaslu Circuit Trek so it can also be taken as a mixture of both the treks as Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek explores some of the regions that are not touched by the two treks. The valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. It adds a richly rewarding extension to the Manaslu trek. Our trekking continues ahead through lush and green landscape to the settlement of Machha Khola. We shall continue going ahead all the way through the bamboo forest; local settlements of Thulo Dhunga and Philim, and narrow Budhi Gandaki gorge to enter the secreted treasured view of Tsum Valley. And Larke La pass with an elevation of 5,160 meter shall be the highest point of our entire trek. During this trek we shall be trekking through the last village in Tsum Valley named Nile at 3361 meters till Mu Gompa at 3700 meters of an altitude. The trekkers will also have the opportunity to learn about the local culture and religion of the people. This trek plunders travelers with amazing experiences of the mountain life style in Tsum Valley and Manaslu along with the unearthing up-close look at the exceptional nature and cultural legacies available in this region. On the way you shall have a visit to the Pungyen Nunnery & Kargyu Chholing Monastery located at Samagaun and get a closer panoramic sight of the eminent Ganesh Himal on this trek. And as we reach the end of our amazing trek we shall start descending from Bhim Thang until we reach Besisahar via Tal and Syange. We now end our epic trek by driving back to Kathmandu for your onward flight to your home destination.

Our Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley provides you with incomparable beauty and rich blend of Tibetan and Nepalese culture which offer a true adventure for the visitors to Nepal. Per day our walking shall range from 5 to 6 hours in average so it will be a good advantage to have an above average physical fitness during this trek. September, October & November and March, April & May are generally preferred as the perfect months for trekking in this secluded region of Nepal. Join Himalayan Trekking Alliance now to navigate through the Himalayas with our carefully planned itinerary and experienced team.

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Itinerary Overview

Day 01: Arrival at TIA Kathmandu (1350m) & Transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu City tour & Trip briefing

Day 03: Kathmandu to Sotikhola by bus or private Jeep. 710m (7/8 hrs)

Day 04: Trek from Sotikhola to Machha Khola. 900m (6/7 hrs)

Day 05: Trek from Machha Khola to Thulo Dhungga. (5/6 hrs)

Day 06: Trek from Thulo Dhungga to Philim. 1570m (5/6 hrs)

Day 07: Trek from Philim to Chhumling (Tsum Valley). 2386m (5/6 hrs)

Day 08: Trek from Chhumling (Tsum Valley) to Chhekampar. 3011m (5/6 hrs)

Day 09: Trek from Chhekampar to Mu Gompa. 3700m (5/6 hrs)

Day 10: Mu Gompa to Chhekampar via Rachen Gompa. (5/6 hrs)

Day 11: Trek from Chhekampar to Lokpa. 2240m (5/6 hrs)

Day 12: Trek from Lokpa to Bhi Phedi. 1990m (5/6 hrs)

Day 13: Trek from Bhi Phedi to Lhi. 2920m (5/6 hrs)

Day 14: Trek from Lhi to Samagaun. 3520m (5/6 hrs)

Day 15: Trek from Samagaun to Samdo. 3860m (5/6 hrs)

Day 16: Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala. 4460m (4/5 hrs)

Day 17: Wake up early morning for Larke La pass (5160m) and Bhimthang. 3720m (8/9 hrs)

Day 18: Trek from Bhimthang to Tilje. 2300m (5/6 hrs)

Day 19: Trek from Tilje to Tal. 1700m (5/6 hrs)

Day 20: Trek from Tal to Syange. 1010m (5/6 hrs)

Day 21: Trek from Syange to Besisahar. 800m (5/6 hrs)

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Frequently Asked Questions

We believe emergency medical coverage is very essential for any traveler traveling to Nepal. Travel insurance exists to ensure that trekkers/travelers get medical help if things go wrong. For our treks and trekking peak expeditions in Nepal, you are highly recommended to get yourself insurance that takes account of trekking to 5000–6000m with helicopter evacuation. Lastly, make sure that you compare your insurance plans with others to get the right policy for you.

Yes! A 25 % deposit of the full payment is required to book the respective trip package. We have very simple cancellation policy in case of your trip cancelled.
The full payment due is after your arrival in Kathmandu and before the commencement of the particular trip package that was booked by the client. And if you deposit your full payment two month prior to your arrival we will give you the surprise gift upon your arrival at Hotel.

No, you don’t have to book anything else yourself because we provide a fully guided tour packages to all of our clients. From the airport pick up to your hotel rooms for your stay, all are inclusive to our trip packages, so, even during the entire trip, our guide will accommodate you entirely without the need to book anything yourself.

Cancellation policies are defined as the circumstances in which the “Host Company” will return (or in some cases doesn’t return) the money to their guest when the booked trip package is cancelled. Generally these policies tend to protect the “Host Company” in the event of unpredicted and unanticipated cancellations of a particular trip package. It is expected for our clients to keep in mind that each tour package available through Himalayan Trekking Alliance has a cancellation policy, and we try to do our best when you choose to cancel a tour package booked by or on your behalf.

  • $25 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $50 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $75 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 6 days prior to your scheduled arrival.

As we asked for a 25% advance to confirm your trip, this amount will not be refunded if you don’t notify us about your cancellation or any re-scheduled date within five days before your scheduled arrival. However, if you provide us with your re-scheduled dates, we will keep your advance for up to one year from your scheduled arrival and apply it to the cost of your rescheduled trip.  We may ask for an additional advance amount if the overall cost of the trip increases.

To apply for Nepal’s entry Visa, you can submit an application for a visa directly on the official website of the Department of Immigration in Nepal before traveling to Nepal. Click here for online application. You can also acquire and obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.  You can also obtain an entry visa at the following border points of entry in Nepal if you traveling overland:

  • Kakarvitta, Jhapa District (Eastern Nepal)
  • Birgunj, Parsa District (Central Nepal)
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchowk District (Northern Border–for group tourists only)
  • Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi District, Western Nepal)
  • Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke District, Mid-Western Nepal)
  • Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali District, Far Western Nepal)
  • Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur District, Far Western Nepal)

Our trekking packages are all inclusive in the basic standards, but we suggest each of you carry Nepalese currency of about Rs 40,000/- to Rs 50,000 (about $400 to $500) for extra expenses for the trip. These includes:

  • A down jacket rental ($1.5 per day) and sleeping bag rental ($1.5 per day).
  • Three meals with cups of hot tea are included, but you have to pay yourself if you want to have extra food and snacks, cold drinks, chocolate bars, bakery items, etc.
  • Tip are generally expected in the tourism industry in Nepal so we suggest you kindly tip the crew. The standard tip is at least $100 per crew for about 2 weeks trip or $15 per days for Guide and $10 per day for porter.
  • Buying mineral water in the mountains will cost $2 to $4 per bottle or you can buy water purification tablets in Kathmandu for about $5 and put them in water that we can get from the teahouses.
  • Additional costs not included while trekking includes hot shower cost ($3 to $5), battery charging ($3 to $7), Wi-Fi cost ($3 to $5 per hour), etc.
  • Extra hotel night in Kathmandu due to health issue, flight cancellation, weather conditions or an early return from the trip for any reason cost ($50 per night)

For your safety, this is the suggested trekking gear list for any type of trekking in Nepal. Either you bring most of your trekking gear with you or you can buy all of the following gear in Thamel, Kathmandu from one of the many shops open from 10am to 8pm.

  • Sleeping bag and down jacket rated for about minus 10 degrees
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Towel, shampoo and toiletries
  • Trekking pole
  • Camel-bag or water bottle
  • Wind breaker jacket and fleece coat
  • Warm woolen beanie, sun hat, socks (a few pairs)
  • Long and short trekking pants (a few pairs)
  • A few t-shirts (quick dry), gloves, sun glass and sun cream
  • Day bag (carry yourself with all of your valuable belongings)  size: 40L

Note: Sleeping bag and down-jacket can be rented in Kathmandu.

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