Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Manaslu Tsum valley Trek is an arduous trek around Manaslu(8,163 m),the world’s eighth highest mountain and crossing Larkya La pass and involving the Tsum Valley. The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is mystic region, a favored Himalayan ancient valley established in the northern region of Gorkha district of Nepal known as a touch of Tsum Valley Trek Manaslu. “Tsum” starts from the Tibetan word “Tsombo” which advocates the meaning as “shining or bright”. The Tsum Valley is known to world as Buddhism’s sacred hidden valleys called “Beyul” with important ancient monasteries and remote villages. Inspite of the way that Nepal is Hindu country, the area is totally influenced with Buddhism and was restricted until 2008, is therefore a new place to explore with little impact from tourism.
The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek starts at the town of Arughat passing through bamboo forests and Gurung villages in the narrow Budhi Gandaki gorge. After Lho village we enter the Nupri region inhabited by Tibetan immigrants where you will see colorful prayer flags, mani walls and monasteries along the way. After Samdo village we start the approach towards the Larkya La pass, crossing this high Himalayan pass is a challenging day although would be a good objective for a fit hill walker with no previous mountaineering experience. The close view from the Larkya La is superb as the valley is wrapped by the snowcapped Himalaya ranges of Boudha Himalaya, Himalchuli Himalaya, Ganesh Himalaya and Sringi Himalaya, Manaslu, Cheo Himal and Himlung Himal mountains. The valley is remote and isolated and civilization different from Tibet and Nepal. The individuals who live in this valley have their own particular way of life and family livelihood which will be dazzling for the voyager. There is a general tradition in this valley that all the boys in the family is wedded to a single young lady which you call a routine of polyandry which is opposite from rest of the world where single men have multiple wives. From the centuries the individuals from this region relied on upon agriculture, animal rearing and trading with Tibetan. During the beginning phase of the trek we investigate the Budhi Gandaki valley incorporated of a blend of thick woodlands, terraced fields and traditional villages resembling Buddhist community. As we travel further towards the main Manaslu Trekking trail for the Tsum valley we will be experiencing that we are entering truly into the secured and hidden valley as we visit obsolete Buddhist monasteries, locked and established on this valley.
Trekking Planner masterminds wide range of trekking exercises in Manaslu Tsum Valley region. The trek covers most unique, restricted and antique social and recorded destinations of Himalayan Region. We offer all conceivable help and guidelines to make your trip easy and trouble free. So, get ready for Manaslu Tsum Valley trek if you are truly seeking for some different and adventure things on your life.
“Ready-Made itinerary presented in website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss about your tour plan.”
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m)
Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Arughat (570m) 6-7 hrs drive
Day 04: Trek to Liding (750m) 4-5 hrs walk
Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola (930m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 06: Trek to Dobhan (1070m) via Tatopani (Hot Spring) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 07: Trek to Philim (1570m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 08: Trek to Lokpa (2240m) 4-5 hrs walk
Day 09: Trek to Chumling (2386m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 10: Trek to Chhokangparo (3031m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 11: Trek to Nile (3361m) via Rachen Gompa 5-6 hrs walk
Day 12: Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m) about 3 hrs walk
Day 13: Trek to Chhokangparo (3031m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 14: Trek to Lokpa (2240m) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 15: Trek to Bihi Phedi (1990m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 16: Trek to Namrung (2630m) 4-5 hrs walk
Day 17: Trek to Lho (3180m) 4-5 hrs walk
Day 18: Trek to Samagaon (3530m) 4-5 hrs walk
Day 19: Trek to Samdo (3690m) 3-4 hrs walk
Day 20: Acclimatization day in Samdo
Day 21: Trek to Dharamashala (4470m) 4-5 hrs walk
Day 22: Cross Larke La (5215m) and trek Bhimthan (3790meters) 6-7 hrs walk
Day 23: Trek to Tilje (2300m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 24: Trek to Tal (1725m) about 5 hrs walk
Day 25: Trek to Baundanda (1250m) 5-6 hrs walk
Day 26: Trek to Bhulbhule (840m) 2 hrs walk and drive to Kathmandu about 7 hrs
Day 27: Full day in Kathmandu
Day 28: Final Departure
“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”
Difficulties rating of Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Trekkers have to pass Larka pass so trekker should be fit to do this trekking. Maximum altitude of the trek is 5215m, so you should be careful about altitude related risk. To get rid of it please walks slowly and has more water and avoids alcoholic drinks. Please be careful of frost bit and snow blindness. You must take care of your health.
Safe drinking water on Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of environment.
Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek
Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, phone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Extra Advice for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
You may see some beautiful and sweet children and you may want to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and pens as many trekkers has feit same. But better not to do so because it encourages them to beg and ask to every trekker.
In the trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not left anything anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything outside at night.
Use a dustbin and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage in the way where dustbin facilities are not available and conserve the environment.
Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits; normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-15 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.
Travel Insurance for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
All the guest houses offer hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water frozed then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilet is mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilet are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. Simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.
How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
Trekking planner is a government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see a photos of legal documents in about us section. Under following terms and condition, we accept your booking:
We required non-fundable deposit Of 15% down payment in advance is mandatory to book a flight tickets, hotel booking and Tims as well as permit process. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and amount can be either bank transfer or western Union, money gram as well as through credit cards and the rest amount must be paid upon your arrival to Nepal.
Can you provide me more information about the tea houses on this trek?
According to the location the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedroom above them. You have to use share toilet and some have hot shower facilities but some will have stand pipe. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other room is unheated. Tea houses don’t have money exchange facilities. Trekking Planner recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu. At the lower altitudes there are electricity facilities whereas as we go higher tea houses become more basic. As cooler temperature drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat or under your pillow.
Do a guides or porter carry oxygen tanks on the trek?
No, as there is enough time to acclimatize while trekking it felt there is no need for them. If someone feels the affects of altitude then there are facilities along the trek at various point and its easy to get.
How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekker’s baggage. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.
At one time how many liter of water I have to carry in the trek?
Mostly 2-3 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.
Trekking Poles are necessary while trekking. Isn’t it?
Of course, trekking poles is taken as a necessary while trekking which help to balance the walking and makes eBay to walk.
Do the bottles water available everywhere in the trek?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sell bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There are no any plastic recyclable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the tea houses.
Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odorless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 liter of water. Neutralizing tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or streams in the trek.
What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so a close watch is kept on all trekkers by the Group Leader who is trained to recognize Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If trekkers show any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimize effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows safe acclimatization.
What if I get ill while on the trek?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carry down if no progress we advise travelers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if its very serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek in this trek.
Would you recommend taking a Down Jacket?
The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.
Is alcohol permitted on trek?
Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude.
Equipment for this trip
- Trekking Bag pack.
- Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
- Trekking shoes.
- Sports shoes or sandal.
- Trekking stick.
- Sun Hat, cap
- Warm woolen cap.
- Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
- Pullover or warm sweeter.
- 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
- Hand gloves.
- 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
- 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
- 3/4 pairs of Underwear
- Eye glass
- Water bottle.
- Sleeping bag.
- Flash or Torch light.
- Camera and batteries.
- Sun cream.
To provide you a reasonable price, we need some number of persons into a group to minimize your cost on hotel, transportation and any other alternation in your itinerary. Departure dates available for online booking are as below where price given is per person and international flight is not included. If given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US us so that Trekking Planner will happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.
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- Total Duration28 days
- Trekking Duration24 days
- ActivityTrekking & Cultural excursion
- StartsFrom Kathmandu
- EndsAt Kathmandu
- Trek typeTea House / Lodge
- Per Day Walking About 05 hrs
- Trip GradeModerate-Adventurous
- Max. Altitude5215m
- MealsBreakfast basis in city & full board during the trek
- AccommodationDouble/Twin shearing in hotel/lodge
- TransportationPrivate Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
- Best SeasonMarch to Nov
- Group Size01-15 pax
- CostUSD 1678