Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Tea House Lodge Trek
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Group Size: 2
  • Max Elevation: 4200m

Manaslu Tsum valley trekking is one another popular trip to the Manaslu region. Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), is the eight highest peaks in the world. Tsum valley is one of the exciting and least explored mountain valleys in the Manaslu region, besides it is also regarded to be a sacred valley. This trekking, therefore, is combined with the trip to high mountain pass, rocky and sloppy mountain range, along with the incredible valley, picturesque settlements of various ethnic communities residing alongside the trail, so as one of the highest mountain peaks. Similarly, you will retrace at the side of a classic route to Mt. Manaslu.

Therefore, while having this trekking, you will not only have an opportunity to explore the range of mountains located in the Manaslu and Annapurna region but also Tsu, one of the most secret and incredible valley, the picturesque settlements resided by various ethnic communities, their unique rituals, culture and lifestyles and many more, you also can extend your trekking to another amazing mountain valley called Nar-Phu valley as well. You will have an opportunity to explore all around not only the rocky and sloppy hills but also the numerous of the Buddhist monastery, holy land because Tsum valley is regarded to have been mediated by Buddhist saint Milarepa and Buddhist Guru Padmasambhava, therefore this is one of the most adventure and pilgrimage trekking.

Alongside the picturesque trail, you will have awesome views of the mountains namely Mt. Manaslu, Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal and numerous of other mountains located in the areas, take beautiful snaps of the mountains, incredible valleys, rocky and sloppy hills, the snow-capped mountain pass namely Ngula Dhoj Hyang (5,093 m), Yamdro Pass (5,326 m). Therefore, this is regarded to be one of the adventure trekking trips in the country.

Manaslu Tsum valley trekking begins with a short drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and then your journey continues alongside Soti Khola, Machha Khola and through Jagat, your voyage passes through Chumling, Chhokangparo and then enters into Dupchet and then Thongbu, Lungdang, Rachhen Gompa, Dumje and finally reach around Tsum valley and after making an excursion all around, you will get back to Arughat alongside the Soti Khola and the get back to Arughat, from where you will catch a public bus and then return back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2Trek preparation
  • Day 3Drive to Sotikhola via Arughat (730 m/2896 ft) 7-8 hours' drive
  • Day 4Trek to Machhakhola (890 m/2965 ft) 6-7 hours
  • Day 5Trek to Jagat (1,400 m/4593 ft) - Lunch at Dovan (1,340 m)
  • Day 6Trek to Lokpa (2,040 m/6692 ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day 7Trek to Chumling (2,386 m/7828 ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day 8Trek to Chhokhangparo (3031 m/9944 ft) 5-6 hours
  • Day 9Trek to Nile (3,361 m/1126 ft) 3 hours
  • Day 10Nile to Mu Gompa (3700/12139ft)-back to Chhokhangparo (3030 m) 6-7 hours
  • Day 11Trek to Gumba Lungdung (3200 m) 5-6 hours
  • Day 12Day trip to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4,200 m) 7-8 hours
  • Day 13Gumba Lungdung to Lokpa (6-7 hours)
  • Day 14Lokpa to Lapu besi (6-7 hours)
  • Day 15Dovan to Sotikhola (6-7 hours)
  • Day 16Soti Khola to Kathmandu via Arughat
  • Day 17Final Departure

What's Included

  • The airport picks up and drops by private vehicles.
  • All ground transportation from Kathmandu to Arughat by regular bus.
  • All accommodation in tea houses, lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • A Three-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Welcome and a farewell dinner
  • English-speaking, government license holder trek leader and assistant guide for above six Pax, with a porter to help you with your luggage (2 trekkers:1 porters)
  • All porterage’s cost and coverage for trek leaders, including their meals, salary, lodging, transportation, and other expenses.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffel bags and walking pole for the trek (down jacket, sleeping bags and walking pole are to be returned after the trip)
  • All government local taxes and official expenses.
  • Nepal Adventure’s Team company’s t-shirts and medical kit.
  • Nepal Adventure Team company’s appreciation of certificate after successfully completing the trek.
  • Rescue arrangements
  • All necessary paperwork and permits for the trek
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • International airfare to and from home city
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, hot showers, battery re-charge) and extra porters
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Travel insurance

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesStatusPriceNote  
03 Jan, 2021 - 23 Jan, 2021GuaranteedUS$ 1285
10 Jan, 2021 - 30 Jan, 2021GuaranteedUS$ 1285
17 Jan, 2021 - 06 Feb, 2021GuaranteedUS$ 1285
24 Jan, 2021 - 13 Feb, 2021GuaranteedUS$ 1285
31 Jan, 2021 - 20 Feb, 2021GuaranteedUS$ 1285

Useful Information

Best Time to Travel

March to May and September and November are considered the best time to trek in Tsum valley. Due to the fact that the weather plays an important role to successfully complete the trek, we recommend you not to trek in the winter or rainy season. If you trek March to May you can have clear skies, snow mountains and a variety of rhododendron flower blooming at its best. If you pick September to November then there is no other time like this, due to the perfect weather.

Physical Condition, Medical and health requirement

During the trek, trekkers have required a maximum of 6-7 hours of walking every day. Thus, you need a good level of fitness and a strong determination which means this trek needs someone with a lot of get-up-and-go. Even though the Tsum Valley trek is well-planned with an awareness of Altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness, we suggest not to trek for those guests who have heart and lungs or blood diseases. The highest point of the trek is a visit of Ganesh Himal Base Camp at an elevation of 4200 meters, therefore we advise you to consult your doctor for vaccination and other medical requirements for Tsum valley trek due to potential Altitude sickness. Although previous trekking experience is not required for this trek, however, it would be an additional advantage.

Equipment and Checking lists

During the trek, a porter will be assigned to carry your luggage, although we recommend you carry a day-pack with your valuable accessories or anything important on your own. Porters will be carrying the main luggage which should not exceed more than 20 kgs. Two trekkers assigned with one porter. Hence, the weight limit of your luggage is 9 kgs, therefore we suggest you to pack only necessary items. Nepal Adventure Team prepared the trekking

equipment list which is required during the trek. We hope the following list should help you pack.

Important documents and item

· Valid passport with two extra passport size photos and airline tickets.

· Extra photocopies of your passport and visa form

· Nepali currency

Head

· Headscarf

· Hats

· Headlamps with extra batteries

Face

· Sunscreen

· Sunglasses with UV protection

Hands

· 1 pair of lightweight gloves

· 1 pair of light wool gloves