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    At a Glance

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      20 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Strenuous
    • Activities
      Trekking
    • Accommodation
      Hotel/Guesthouse
    • Meals
      B.L.D
    • Max.altitude
      5106m.
    • Group Size
      Min. 2 Pax
    • Best Time
      March - May & Sept - Nov

    Trip Overview

    Nestled in the majestic Himalayas, the Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley offers an intrepid adventurer. It is a captivating journey through remote landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and breathtaking mountain vistas. Unveil the allure of the lesser-known gem in Nepal.

    Tucked away in the northern part of Gorkha district, the Tsum Valley is a mystical enclave known for its secluded beauty and spiritual significance. The valley remained hidden from the outside world until 2008, preserving its pristine landscapes and ancient Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Thus, the journey to Tsum Valley unveils charming villages, adorned with intricately carved chortens and adorned with fluttering prayer flags. Not to mention, it provides a rare glimpse into the traditional lifestyle of the Tsumbas, an indigenous community that has inhabited the valley for centuries.

    In fact, the Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley is an Off-The-Beaten-Path adventure. Adjacent to the Tsum Valley lies the Manaslu Circuit Trek, a thrilling alternative to the crowded trails of Everest and Annapurna. The trek circumnavigates the mighty Mount Manaslu, the eighth-highest peak in the world. Thus, it offers trekkers an exhilarating and less-crowded Himalayan experience.

    Furthermore, as you traverse through diverse landscapes, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks. Moreover, the trail meanders through lush forests, terraced fields, and high mountain passes. In addition, deep gorges, and cascading waterfalls also decorate the landscape. 

    Moreover, the Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley also offers a rich cultural heritage. This is evidenced by the numerous monasteries and religious sites scattered throughout the area.

    Not to mention, the treks provide ample opportunities to interact with local communities and immerse yourself in their traditional way of life. Pay a visit to the renowned Mu Gompa, a thousand-year-old monastery perched on a ridge overlooking the valley. Discover the fascinating history, art, and rituals associated with Tibetan Buddhism. What's more, witness the daily lives of monks who reside in these sacred places.

    Furthermore, the Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley offers a diverse range of natural wonders that will leave you awestruck at every turn. Marvel at the serene beauty of glacial lakes like Birendra Tal and Pungyen Tso. These lakes reflect the surrounding snow-clad peaks on their surface.

    The verdant forests also teem with an abundance of flora and fauna, including rhododendrons, pheasants, and the elusive snow leopard. Moreover, as you ascend higher into the mountains, the landscapes transform, revealing panoramic views of the Himalayan giants like Manaslu, Himalchuli, and Ganesh Himal.

    Embarking on the Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley is a journey of discovery. Immerse yourself in the natural and cultural wonders of the Himalayas. From the hidden valleys and ancient monasteries to the awe-inspiring mountain vistas, this off-the-beaten-path adventure will captivate your senses and leave an indelible mark on your soul.

    So, lace up your boots, pack your sense of adventure, and get ready to embark on a Himalayan odyssey that will forever be etched in your memories!

    Trip Highlights

    • Embark on a captivating journey through the ancient streets of Kathmandu. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the city.
    • Venture forth on a picturesque drive to Machha Khola. Witness the tapestry of rural life unfold before your eyes. As you traverse the winding roads, immerse yourself in the simplicity and charm of countryside existence.
    • Stride through untamed terrains in the heart of the Himalayas. The rugged landscapes beckon the adventurous spirit within. Let the thrill of exploration ignite your soul as you navigate through remote paths.
    • Gaze in awe at the majestic vistas that unfold before you, where the snow-crowned peaks of the Himalayas paint an ethereal backdrop. Surrender to the enchantment of nature's masterpiece, where every turn reveals a breathtaking panorama that transcends imagination.
    • Journey through time as you traverse traditional villages. The tapestry of local culture and customs weaves a captivating tale. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of rituals and traditions. Embracing the warmth and hospitality of the local people.
    • Discover a world untouched and pristine, a sanctuary where crowds dissipate, and exclusivity reigns. In this unspoiled haven, nature's symphony plays uninterrupted.
    • Witness the elusive wildlife that calls this region home, where the Himalayan Thar gracefully traverses rocky slopes. See the musk deer roam with quiet elegance and the blue sheep dance across the mountaintops. In these fleeting moments, encounter nature's majestic creatures in their undisturbed habitat.
    • Unearth the echoes of history as you explore ancient monasteries and gompas, relics of an era long past. Wander through hallowed halls, where the whispers of the past intertwine with the present, offering glimpses into the profound spirituality and cultural heritage of the region.
    • Cross vertiginous suspension bridges that span the roaring rivers below, each step a thrilling dance with the unknown.
    • Indulge in the unique delicacies of the mountain. They invite you to partake in a culinary adventure. Savor the traditional flavors of dal bhat, a comforting harmony of lentils and rice. Delight in the taste of exquisite dumplings known as momos. Warm your soul with a steaming bowl of thukpa, or a hearty noodle soup that nourishes body and spirit.

    In the realm of the Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley, the poetic allure of nature, culture, and adventure converge. It leaves an indelible imprint on you. Prepare to be swept away in a symphony of sights, flavors, and emotions, for this is a tale of the Himalayas that will linger in your heart forever!

    Route Overview

    As you step foot into Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by one of Nepal Hiking Team’s representatives. They shall guide you to your abode in Kathmandu.

    Before the curtain of the Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley adventure unfolds, a tapestry of sightseeing awaits. You will visit the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. They serve as living testaments to the city's remarkable history, spirituality, and artistic heritage. Exploring these sites allows visitors to immerse themselves in the cultural tapestry of Nepal, experiencing the profound significance that continues to shape the city's identity.

    Then, the symphony commences with a drive to Machha Khola, a scenic overture that sets the stage for the walking journey that lies ahead. Village after village, like verses in an ancient poem, shall greet your footfalls - Jagat, Chisopani, Chumling, Chokhangparo, Nile, Mu Gompa, and Deng. As you traverse these storied lands, your steps shall ascend, a celestial ascent towards the grandeur of the Larkya La Pass.

    Within the tapestry of this journey, you will get respite in the form of acclimatization days. As such, in the embrace of Samagaon village, you can take in the tapestry of the surroundings and witness the breathtaking vistas the Himalayas unveil.

    Furthermore, the path unfurls towards Samdo and Dharmashala amidst the ethereal heights. You shall then embark upon a soul-stirring quest - to conquer the formidable Larkya La Pass. Located at an altitude of 5,160 meters (16,929 feet), the Larkya La Pass is known for its breathtaking views and its significance as a gateway between the Manaslu and Annapurna regions. Likewise, the pass connects the valleys of the Budi Gandaki River to the east and the Marshyangdi River to the west, creating a mesmerizing transition between these two valleys.

    Similarly, once the summit is conquered, the journey continues. From Bhimphedi to Tilje, each step is a testament to resilience until the melody of a jeep carries you from Tilje to Dharapani. From there, you will return back to Kathmandu.

    In this enchanting tale of the Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley, time shall weave its ethereal tapestry, blending the present and future in a dance of anticipation and discovery. This pilgrimage of the soul shall etch memories upon your heart, forever bound to the symphony of the Himalayas.

    Best Time for the Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley

    Timing is key, for it is the seasons that dictate the fate of your Himalayan journey. Amongst them, autumn reigns supreme from September to November. As the celestial curtains draw open, the skies offer their clarity, and the air whispers tales of dry serenity. This is the opportune moment when nature herself extends an invitation to traverse her sacred trails. Additionally, the daylight hours greet you with a gentle embrace, casting a pleasant ambiance upon your trekking endeavor. Yet, as twilight graces the horizon, a chill descends upon the land.

    Similarly, as spring takes its turn upon nature's stage, from March to May, a transformation unfolds. As winter's icy grip loosens its hold, the Tsum Valley awakens from its slumber, adorned in a vibrant cloak of rejuvenation. The hillsides consequently come alive with an explosion of colors, as rhododendrons, Nepal's national flower, bloom in breathtaking splendor. As such, these majestic blooms paint the landscape with their fiery reds, brilliant pinks, and delicate whites, infusing the valley with an enchanting charm.

    The monsoon, however, is not a great time for the trek. From June to September, the mountains and valleys transform under the embrace of the monsoon rains. Under torrential tears, the trails transform into treacherous pathways. Landslides render the paths impassable and fraught with danger.

    Trekking in the winter can also be an option for experienced trekkers. However, the trekking routes can be challenging during this season due to the cold and snowy conditions. From December to February, the majestic Manaslu region offers rugged landscapes of the Himalayas covered in a serene blanket of snow. Hence, trekking in the region during winter requires a special kind of preparation and a spirit of resilience. The temperatures can plummet to sub-zero levels, and the trails may be covered in thick layers of snow.

    Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley Difficulty

    The Tsum Valley with Manaslu Trek in Nepal is widely regarded as a challenging and demanding expedition. It encompasses a variety of factors that contribute to its overall difficulty level.

    One of the primary challenges of this trek is the high altitude. The trail takes trekkers to considerable elevations, reaching its highest point at the Larkya La Pass, which stands at 5,160 meters. The thin air and reduced oxygen levels at such heights can significantly impact the physical condition of individuals, often leading to altitude sickness.

    As such, it is crucial for trekkers to acclimatize properly and be aware of the symptoms of altitude-related illnesses. Nevertheless, there is no cause for concern as our meticulously crafted itinerary incorporates ample acclimatization days to alleviate such risks.

    In addition to the altitude, the rugged terrain and remote nature of the Tsum Valley and Manaslu region present further challenges. Trekkers must also navigate through steep ascents and descents, rocky paths, and sometimes unpredictable weather conditions. In other words, the trail can be physically demanding, requiring a good level of fitness, endurance, and mental resilience.

    Furthermore, the Tsum Valley with Manaslu Trek involves long hiking days, often spanning several hours. The remoteness of the region means limited access to amenities as well.

    Alternatives

    To ensure you have a comprehensive view of available adventures, we are pleased to present alternative treks for your consideration.

    Firstly, there is the 15-day Manaslu Circuit Trek, a captivating journey that encompasses a circular route around the Manaslu region. This trek promises a mesmerizing encounter with the region's awe-inspiring landscapes, distinctive culture, and captivating traditions.

    Alternatively, you may choose the 18-day Tsum Valley expedition, which delves into the pristine and restricted domain of the Manaslu region. This trek unveils the hidden valleys, remote villages, and awe-inspiring vistas of the Tsum Valley, offering an unparalleled experience.

    Should you wish to proceed with booking this extraordinary trip, kindly send us an inquiry promptly. Don't delay, seize this opportunity now!

    Itinerary

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    Cost Includes

    • All ground transportation by private vehicle, including airport transfers
    • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people), and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
    • Manaslu and Tsum Valley special trekking permits and Annapurna and Manaslu conservation fees.
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
    • Duffle bag for trekking
    • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medical kit
    • Government taxes and office service charge

    Cost Excludes

    • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary.’
    • Travel Insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa
    • Cold drinks, bottled or boiled water, snacks, and other personal expenses
    • Hot shower during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Tsum Valley with Manaslu Trek set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Tsum Valley with Manaslu Trek departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

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