Duration of Trips20 Days
Location: Manaslu Region
Type of Trip: Tea House Trek
Max. Altitude:Larkya La (5160m)
Trip Grade:Strenuous Trek
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Tsum Valley & Manaslu Trek
The Tsum Valley and Manaslu trek follows an ancient trekking route not frequently followed by explorers. Located in the Gorkha district of Nepal, this magnificent mountain route travels through a colorful landscape with interesting tradition and culture. The word ‘Tsum’ is derived from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’, which means brilliant. The trek crosses various passes over 5000 meters high in this area of northern Nepal that borders Tibet.
This relatively newly developed trail, which requires a special permit to access, passes through gorgeous villages where traditional culture and values are still practiced in areas of Nepal less frequently accessed by visitors. Two remote villages were recently opened to visitors in the Gorkha district. The altitude on this trek varies from 1905-5093 meters. The trek crosses the beautiful Ngula Dhojhyang pass on the border of Tibet. The hidden Tsum valley is surrounded by high Himalayan peaks including Boudha Himal, Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Himal Chuli. Two remote villagers are located in Tsum Valley— Chumchet (lower Tsum) and Chhekampur (Upper Tsum). These villages practice ancient traditions and have their own linguistics.
Day 01Drive from Kathmandu to Machhi khola (870M) 6-7hr drive via Aarughat / Overnight at Tea-House
Day 02Trek Machhakhola to Jagat (1410m) ~ 4hr walk / Overnight at Tea-House
Day 03Trek Jagat to Lokpa (2240m) ~ 6hr walk / Overnight at Tea-House
Day 04Trek Lokpa to Chumling (2385m) ~ 8hr walk / Overnight at Tea-House
Day 05Trek Chumling to Chhokang Paro (3031m ) ~ 6hr walk / Overnight at Tea-House
Day 06Chhokang Paro to Nile (3360m), 3-4hr walk / Overnight at Tea-House
Day 07Trek Nile to Mu Gompa (3700 m) ~ 6-7hr walk / Overnight at Tea-House
Day 08Trek Mu Gompa – Rachen Gompa (3240m) ~ 3 to 4hr walk / Overnight at Tea-House
Day 09Trek Rachen Gompa to Chumling (2386m) ~ 7 to 8hr walk / Overnight at Tea-House
Day 10Trek Chumling to Pewa (2000m) (left Tsum valley & start Manaslu trek ~ 5 to 6hr walk / Overnight at Tea-House
Day 11Trek Pewa to Ghap (2500m) ~ 5 to 6hr walk / Overnight at Tea-House
Day 12Trek Ghap toLho (3180 m) ~ 5 to 6hr walk / Overnight at Tea-House
Day 13Trek Lho to Sama (Ryo) (3520m) ~ 3 to 4hr walk / Overnight at Tea-House
Day 14Rest day in Sama (Ryo) (3520m) ~ Explore Birendra Lake / Overnight at Tea-House
Day 15Trek Sama (Ryo) to Samdo (3850m) ~ 3hr walk . trek (stop to acclimatise) / Overnight at Tea-House
Day 16Trek Samdo to Dharamsala (4460m) ~ 3hr walk trek (stop to acclimate) scout Larkya La / Overnight at Tea-House
Day 17Trek Dharamsala to Larkya La (5160m) to Bimthang ( 3720m) ~ 7 to 8hr walk . / Overnight at Tea-House
Day 18Trek Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m) ~ 7 to 8hr walk / Overnight at Tea-House
Day 19Drive by local Jeep to Besisahar ~ 3 to 4hr and drive back to Kathmandu by Bus / Overnight at Hotel
Day 20Free day in Ktm or Final departure from Kathmandu
- Airport transfers - pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
- Entry permits to National Park National Park and TIMS fee
- Hotel in Kathmandu On BB as per itinerary
- English spoken trekking guide as well as their necessary insurance, accommodation, meals allowance and salary.
- Supporting staffs (trekking porter), as well as their necessary insurance, accommodation meals allowance and salary.
- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation in tea house lodge along the trail.
- Overland transport by BUS/JEEP/CAR/VAN
- International flight ticket and airport tax
- Lunch and dinner during the Kathmandu stay
- Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral/hot water
- Additional costs- extra days stay, in case of flight cancellation due to the natural
calamities, bad weather forecast and other unforeseen circumstances
- Personal trekking gear for the trip
Where is the Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek located?
-The Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek is located in the Manaslu region of Nepal.
What is the Tsum Valley known for?
-The Tsum Valley, also known as the "hidden valley," is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley with ancient Buddhist monasteries and a preserved culture.
What is the Manaslu Circuit Trek?
-The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a challenging trek that takes you around Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world, offering stunning views and diverse landscapes.
How long does the combined Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek take?
-The trek usually takes around 20 days to complete.
Are permits required for the Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek?
-Yes, a special restricted area permit is required due to the ecological and cultural significance of the region.
What should I consider before undertaking the trek?
-It is advisable to have prior trekking experience, be in good physical condition, acclimatize properly, hire a licensed guide, and obtain the necessary permits.
What can I expect to see on the trek?
-The trek offers stunning views of snow-capped peaks, glacial lakes, remote villages, and opportunities to interact with local communities and experience their unique lifestyle and culture.
Is the trek physically demanding?
-Yes, the trek is physically demanding, involving high altitudes and rugged terrain.
What are some precautions to take during the trek?
-Proper acclimatization, staying hydrated, and following the guidance of a licensed guide are important to minimize the risk of altitude sickness and ensure a safe trekking experience.
What makes the Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek unique?
-The trek provides a blend of exploration in the hidden Tsum Valley and the iconic Manaslu Circuit, offering a remote and culturally rich experience in the Himalayas.
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