Tsum Valley with Manaslu Trek

Tsum Valley with Manaslu Trek

Activities:
Trekking
Duration
21 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate, Strenuous 
  • Max Altitude
    5220 m
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 People
  • Meals
    B.L.D 
  • Best Time
    March - May & Sept - Nov 
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Guesthouse

Trip Overview

Tsum Valley with Manaslu Trek is a beautiful off-beat trek in Nepal. The journey offers the typical remote natural and cultural beauty of Nepal. The trip goes through the small villages of the Manaslu conservation area for over 21 days and flaunts the beauty surrounding the world’s eighth highest mountain- Mt. Manaslu (8163 meters). This trek entails walking over mule tracks, watching panoramic views of mountains, and interacting with beautiful locals making it a beautiful cultural hiking trail. Life on this trail is different from other places; thus, trekkers can experience a rural and unique lifestyle.

The trek begins from Macha Khola, a bustling remote town from where the official hike starts. The walk then leads over notable villages such as Jagat, Mu Gompa, Samagaun, and many more exciting villages. The trek follows through deep gorges and extensive larch forests, and rugged landscape. Also, along the historic routes, the journey equally offers a rich cultural and natural experience. Likewise, the hiking trails follow medieval mule tracks, making a safe trading route over the sloppy hills. Similarly, the journey during most times requires walking along the Budhi Gandaki River, Machha Khola, and Soti Khola. Apart from that, the hike promises a great experience with the mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, and Hiunchuli, which are constant throughout the journey.

Aside from thrilling trails, all through the journey, it allows a chance to peek into a religiously influenced life and surroundings. People living in this region follow Buddhism, and their culture is more similar to Tibetan culture. Get some insights into their Tibetan Buddhist aspect by visiting significant holy sites such as Mu Gompa, the Rachen Gompa, and Nunnery Gompa. The flags of worship, the chortens, and the Mani walls, which are part of their lifestyle, are noticeable all along the trek. Moreover, the lifestyles of the people who live in the valley are distinct and traditional. The people of the region have so far been able to maintain their individuality without any external influence. Thus, as said earlier, life here is unconventional and different from other trekking regions.

The hike also climbs Larkya La pass (5220m), the highest mountain pass in this trekking journey. Crossing this gives a sense of achievement because it is not an easy part of the journey. From here, you may enjoy an excellent perspective of the Cheo Himal, Kang Guru, Himlung Himal, and the rarity of the Annapurna mountain range. The Tsum valley with Manaslu trek links two distinctly different trekking destinations. With an intent to allow trekkers to see and taste the delights of both remote towns at once, this trek is an attractive option. In general, it is a lovely journey, bringing travelers to steep slopes of mountains, waterfalls, crystalline rock, aquamarine lakes, picturesque alps, and lonely hamlets.

Highlights of Tsum Valley with Manaslu Trek

  • A distant, secluded Tsum valley with an unspoiled environment and culture
  • This lovely walk crosses the banks of the river, and pathways gradually cut through the rocks.
  • Traverse the remote villages of many ethnic groups in Nepal
  • Exploring the unique flora and animals in the conservation area of Manaslu
  • Superb view of the Himal of Manaslu, Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Budhha Himal, and many more

Best time for Tsum Valley with Manaslu Trek

The best time for Tsum valley with Manaslu Trek is the spring and autumn season. From September through November, it is the autumn season in Nepal. It is a post-monsoon season; thus, there’s a slight risk of rainfall. Nevertheless, always note that the weather is unpredictable even when you receive rain. Altogether, this time of year, the skies are bright, and the views on the snow-plowing mountains are spectacular.

The spring season is a good time for Manaslu Tsum Valley. Nepal experiences the spring season from March to May, and it is pre-monsoon season. Rainfall is low, and the weather in this fantastic location is ideal for walking. Moreover, the lush green woodlands and the blossoms of pink and red rhododendrons are delightful to watch. Along with the pleasing ambiance, because of clear skies, the mountain scenery during spring is phenomenal.

However, in the Monsoon/Summer season, Tsum valley with the Manaslu trek is not advisable. Due to severe rainfalls and potential landslides, there is a possibility of obstacles. It is possible to go hiking during the winter, but we only advise experienced trekkers. If you choose to go around this region in winter, be ready with waterproof hiking clothes, crampons, and other necessary trekking gear.

Tsum Valley with Manaslu Trek Difficulty

Tsum Valley with Manaslu Trek is a moderate trekking journey. Starting at 900 meters above sea level, Machha Khola, this trek steadily increases elevation gain. Larkya La Pass at 5220 meters is the highest point you reach in the journey. It is one of the most challenging days because hikers will walk for roughly nine hours. Prior preparation is therefore essential for Tsum Valley with Manaslu Trek. Start the training at least 2-3 months in advance so that you can finish the trek smoothly.

Alternative Treks

The region of Manaslu is a lovely hiking area with many unique and fascinating hiking paths. If our 21 days of Tsum valley with Manaslu trek don’t appeal to you, take part in our 17 days Manaslu Circuit Trek and do a round tour around the area of Manaslu. Or experience the 18 days Tsum Valley trip, which is pristine and restricted.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Day 03: Drive From Kathmandu - Machha Khola (900m/2952ft) Duration: 8-9 Hours

Day 04: Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m/4395ft) Walking Distance: 22.2 Kilometers/13.8 Miles, Duration: 5-6 Hours

Day 05: Trek Jagat to Chisopani (1660m/5,445ft) – Approx. 4/5 Hours Walk

Day 06: Trek Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m/7,827ft) – Approx. 6/7 Hours Walk

Day 07: Trek Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m/9,903ft) – Approx. 4/5 Hours Walk

Day 08: Trek Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m/11,058ft) – Approx. 5/6 Hours Walk

Day 09: Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m/12,174ft) Day Hike, 6-7 Hours

Day 10: Trek Back To Chumling

Day 11: Trek to Deng (1,860m/6100ft) Duration: 7 to 8 Hours

Day 12: Trek to Namrung (2900m/9512ft) Duration: 5 Hours

Day 13: Namrung to Lho Gham (3180m/10430ft) Duration: 3-4 Hours

Day 14: Trek to Samagaon (3500m/11480ft) Duration: 6 Hours

Day 15: Acclimatization Day at Samagaon

Day 16: Samagaon to Samdo (3690m/12103ft) Duration: 3 Hours

Day 17: Samdo to Dharmashala (4450m/14596ft) Duration: 4 Hours

Day 18: Trek to Bhimphedi (3590m/11775ft) via Cross Larkya La Pass (5220m/17121ft) Duration: 8 Hours

Day 19: Bhimphedi to Tilje (2300m/7544ft) Duration: 5 Hours

Day 20: Trek to Dharapani then Drive to Kathmandu, 2 Hours Hike and 8-9 Hours’ Drive

Day 21: Departure/Adventure Ends

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 as well as 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: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • 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 & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Raymond Low, Singapore Nepal Hiking Team provide an excellent guide to me when I hiked Everest Base Camp. My guide, Mr. Prakesh Rai, is very professional and caring... He always gives me very informative replies whenever I have a question or two about the terrain which we are trekking, the history of certain towns or places we passed by or stayed...He is always asking how I am (my old right ankle injury came back)...and will help me carry my load.... We had a good time together especially when we take photographs of the awesome scenery.....He works tirelessly and would be a concern for my diet and always asked me if I had enough of food, hows my leg was, and whether feeling ok especially when we are going towards a higher altitude..... We had a wonderful acclimatization climb and he is always observing me how I am doing. Nepal Hiking Team rocks!.... And I would sincerely recommend my friends to this group..... It’s simply awesome!... Thank you Nepal Hiking team and it's truly a great experience traveling with your professional guide!
Yang, Singapore It was an awesome experience in Nepal, in which a big part of my trip was covered in the mountain, thank to NHT. Ganga, the company manager has been engaging since my enquiry and very efficient and patient with all my queries. They are flexible to customize to my needs due to my planned itinerary besides hiking. They also made arrangement for airport pick up and Ganga met me in person in my lodge to go through the procedures and discussion. 2 days prior to the trek it was raining heavily and many flights were cancelled. We were lucky to tag along a rescue helicopter to Lukla, also thank to Ganga's arrangement. When we arrived at the start point, we were welcome by the friendly guide and porters. My relationship with Gurung, the guide was very good, he took care of me every single bit of the trip, as I was a slow walker in the team. He would check our conditions from time to time to ensure our well beings. Gurung and I joked around in the tea houses and we made many friends and some exchange of cultural knowledge. I was not well when I returned from Base Camp. We discussed and we decided that an evacuation was needed. Gurung visited me in the hospital and sent me back to the hotel after discharge. I had a farewell lunch with him. Ganga and Hari, the 2 managers visited me on the 2 days and they even sent me to the hospital again for report collection. Hari also sent me to the airport on my departure day. I have total satisfaction and heart-felt appreciation for Nepal Hiking Team. There were other companies who tried to compromise prices and quality but not NHT, who insisted on quality and care above all. I'm back in Singapore safely. And they are keeping in contact with me on some follow-ups. I truly want to recommend you this company for their awesome service given the reasonable if not attractive price! This trip was so awesome although I had some hiccups on my decent. I miss Nepal alot, and the friendship shared.
Stephen, Australia I finished the ABC and Bhutan Tours with Nepal Hiking Team and had a very good time. It was a great pleasure dealing with Balaram and Ganga. They are extremely professional, flexible, and accommodating. prior to the trip, I had been constantly emailing Balaram with my questions, whether or not they are directly related to the trek. Balaram was always extremely responsive with detailed answers and he was always patient. When I first got to Kathmandu, both Ganga and Balaram met me at the hotel to greet me. Throughout the trip, they constantly checked up with the guide to make sure that everything went okay. Overall, the trek was well organized and I can say with confidence that the team has done their best to ensure that my needs were met. I am already thinking about coming back to Nepal for my next trek and I will certainly go with Nepal Hiking Team again.
Ian, Canada My wife and I did the Everest Base Camp Trek as organized by Nepal Hiking Team. We read guidebooks and numerous websites leading up to this trip, but nothing quite captured the awesomeness of just being there in person. Each day of our trek was physically and mentally exhausting, but our guide saw to it that we were looked after - be it on the trail, dining, or settling in at the lodge each night. Nepal Hiking Team did a fantastic job for us; I could not be happier with how this trip was organized, and how Balaram and Ganga took care of us.
Evelyn, Ireland Organised this trip from Australia with very limited trekking experience. Ganga and his team were extremely professional and approachable in answering our questions and providing guidance. The travel itinerary was tailor-made to suit our dates. The accommodation in Kathmandu was excellent, accommodation along the trek was the best available and our guide and porter were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Our flight to Lukla was cancelled and our guide Mr Bim had organised a helicopter within a few moments. Felt very safe and secure with the local knowledge and expertise. The Nepal Hiking Team look after you from start to finish; meeting you at the airport with a garland of flowers and wishing you farewell with a Nepalese scarf. We were a party of three from Ireland and thoroughly enjoyed our trip. Couldn't recommend this company highly enough. I will be advising anyone from Ireland to use this local company for sheer value and professionalism!!