Tsum Valley – Manaslu Trek - 26 Days

Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek Heaven Nepal Adventure

‘Tsum Valley Trek is a trek to hidden Tsum valley; the valley of happiness and the lap of Mt. Manaslu’

Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley Trek is a great opportunity for travelers to explore the hidden corners of the mountains of Mid-West Nepal. Few visitors have visited this aloof wilderness enclosed by massive Ganesh and Manaslu mountain ranges.  The name ‘Tsum’ comes from old Tibetan “Beyul Kyimolung” meaning valley of happiness. You will witness this valley of happiness and its amazing natural beauty trekking through a quiet tranquil trail, away from the mainstream trekking route.

Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek Highlights

  • Adventure in the complete wilderness of mountains and remote villages of Tsum.
  • Walking in less frequented trails away from the main flow of trekkers for more than a week.
  • Impressive walks visiting Manaslu and Tsum villages of great cultural interest.
  • Exceptional panorama of giant peaks from Larke la pass and walks to Manang areas.
  • Trek from cool alpine woodland towards the arctic zone of ice and glaciers.
  • Exciting drive with ever present views of Himalayan peaks of Mid-West Nepal.

Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek Itinerary

Day 01: On arrival at Kathmandu airport 1,340 m meet our staff and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: At Kathmandu with options for a tour with time for trek preparations.
Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola 730 m via Arughat 570 m – 06 hrs journey.
Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola 930 m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,415 m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Lokpa 2,240 m via Philim 1,570 m – 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Chumling 2,386 m – 06 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Chokan-Paro 3,010 m – 05 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Nele 3,361m via Milarepa cave – 07 hours.
Day 10: Rest day at Nele to explore the pristine wilderness.
Day 11: Trek to Mu Gompa 3,700 m – 04 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Rachen Gompa 3,240 m – 05 hours.
Day 13: Trek back to Chumling 2,386 m – 06 hours.
Day 14: Trek to Lokpa 2,240 m – 05 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Bihi Phedi 1,990 m -06 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Namrung 2,630 m – 05 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Lo-Gaon 3,180 m – 05 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Sama-Gaon 3,530 m -05 hrs.
Day 19: Trek to Samdo 3,690 m – 05 hrs.
Day 20: Trek to Larke Phedi / Dharma-Shala 4,470 m – 04 hrs.
Day 21: Cross Larke La 5,215 m / 17, 110 ft and trek to Bhimthang 3,790 m -07 hrs.
Day 22: Trek to Gho 2,760 m – 06 hrs.
Day 23: Trek to Dharapani 1,725 m -05 hrs.
Day 24: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel with a free afternoon.
Day 25: International departure for homeward bound.

The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek starts with an exciting overland drive from Kathmandu to reach the low warm valley in Arughat. Arughat is a rural farm town of Gorkha district located Mid-West Nepal. The walk leads upstream of Budi-Gandaki River for some days through interesting villages of Maccha-Khola-Jagat-Philm to enter Tsum Valley.

As walk leads into the complete wilderness around remote Tsum villages, you will witness the ancient culture of Buddhism practice. The practice is similar to across the border Tibetan traditional life. We trek exploring its immense custom and monasteries with ever-present views of high Himalayan peaks. The walk leads to interesting religious areas around Nele and Mu Gompa where you will be in the perfect harmony of nature and in the spiritual harmony of Buddhist monks and Tsum villagers.

After an enjoyable and exciting time at Tsum valley, the walk leads to join the main trail of Manaslu trekking. The walk leads into nice lovely woodland and villages. The trail slowly heads into high and scenic Manaslu valley around Lo and Sama-Gaon with spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu North Face. Enjoying best of Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek the walks lead to climbing over high Larke-La pass at above 5,215 m facing panorama of Manaslu and Larke peaks with Annapurna and Himlung mountains.

The walk descends leading into the deep woodland of pines and rhododendron tree lines around Manang area. Our route leads to an end of the trekking at Dharapani village. Then we drive back to Kathmandu, after an overwhelming adventure and great experience on Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek.

Day 1
On arrival at Kathmandu airport 1,340 m meet our staff and transfer to hotel.

On arrival at Kathmandu airport 1,340 m meet our staff and transfer to hotel. Landing at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport, where our guide or staff receives you for short drive to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu. After checking into your nice rooms with rest after a jet-lag, and then rendezvous with another group member of Around Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking, where our guide/leader will brief you with information regarding the treks, about hotels and lodge with Nepalese culture, do’s and don’ts. Evening enjoys grand welcome dinner in typical Nepalese restaurants with various native cultures as entertainment.

Day 2
At Kathmandu with options for tour with time for trek preparations.

At Kathmandu as a free day where one can join in our interesting sightseeing tour as options, as the capital Kathmandu of Nepal steeped with historical and religious monuments of world heritage sites. Afternoon at leisure and preparation for Around Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking, starting next early morning with an exciting overland journey to Nepal Mid-West.

Day 3
Drive to Soti Khola 730 m via Arughat 570 m 5- 06 hrs journeys.

Around Manaslu Trekking starts with an early morning drive to Nepal Mid West, where the journey leads on main Nepal highway past many interesting towns and villages with farms to reach Gorkha district in Arughat. From here continue drive following raging Budi-Gandaki River upstream on warm-low areas of paddy fields and terraces to reach at Soti-Khola for the first overnight stop of the adventure.

Day 4
Trek to Machha Khola 930 m 5- 06 hrs.

Beginning our first day walks from Soti-Khola, where our route takes you into a steep valley, within thickly forested areas past the number of small villages that dots the green hillside, and then walking into a wide valley opposite near a large tributary stream that joins Budi-Gandaki River. Nice views of a cultivated terrace of Lapses upper village as our walk descends to a wide, sandy riverbed following a trail that meanders below a steep, craggy valley side. As walk progress leading to a climb towards Machha Khola for an overnight stop, a village with a number of tea shops and the small lodge, Maccha Khola means a Fish Stream.

Day 5
Trek to Jagat 5- 06 hrs.

From here onward encountering many interesting farm villages and neatly cultivated fields as vegetation changes slowly due to altitude and climate-wise, as our morning walk leads to cross over a stream where Machha Khola (Fish stream) name comes from, and then walk upstream towards Khola-Bensi village with Tatopani a place with natural ‘hot spring’.

As walk continues where the valley becomes much narrow and steeper, where our trail switches to the left bank of the river and then crossing a suspension bridge, after a short period of walk entering a patch of forest and then reaching at Doban located on the high shelf of Budi-Gandaki River. Journey continues on broad gravel field towards Lauri stream and then crossing suspension bridge which leads to a climb on high trails and then descending into the open valley of Yara Khola, where our journey continues on for another hour to Jagat for an overnight stop. Jagat a moderate size farm village people here are of mix race Magar, Chettries, Brahman, Manaslu Bhatia (Tibetan looking tribes) and some Newar people a lodge owner and

shopkeepers.

Day 6
Trek to Lokpa 2,240 m / 7,349 ft via Philim 1,570 m 5- 06 hrs.

Walk from Jagat descends to a long stone step to reach a river, where path climbs on a terraced hillside at Saguleri, with distance view of Sringi Himal 7,187m, walk continue with ups and down the trail as our route reaches a bridge over Buri-Gandaki. After crossing over a bridge where our trail winds up to reach at Philim village for short break and to observe this nice farm village with rich cultivated fields and terraces. After a good refreshing stop at Philim, walk from here leads higher past scattered farm villages with a climb through terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, to reach a rocky ridgetop covered within bamboo forest area towards Eklai Bhatti means a lonely Inn, at present few more shops has been coming up. After a rest walk towards Lokpa, where our route diverts toward North West to reach our overnight stop at Lokpa.

Day 7
Trek to Chumling 2,386 m 4- 50 hours.

From entering into fresh new areas, away from main trekking trails of Manaslu heading into Tsum, the valley of happiness from here walk proceeds past few small farmlands and scattered villages with views of Ganesh and Manaslu Himal, as our daily walk ends entering a nice village at Chumming for the overnight halt.

Day 8
Trek to Chokan-Paro 3,010 m 4- 05 hours.

A peaceful environment with fresh clean and cool mountain air, where walk leads much higher gaining elevation slowly as our adventure progress into inner Tsum valley, where our route leads to a descend and over a bridge towards Smatiking Khola, with views of Ganesh Himal also called Yangra in the local language of Tibetan origin, and then reaching a fair size village at Chokan- Paro for the overnight stop.

Day 9
Trek to Nele 3,361 m via Milarepa cave 4 -05 0 hours.

From here onward into Tsum valley, where morning walks leads to highest areas at Nele village within well exposed and open wide valley, a dramatic arid and dry country similar to Tibetan landscapes. Where tree lines fade for few smaller juniper and pine trees, as our journey carries on facing views of massive Ganesh and Manaslu Himal mountain range, after a scenic and tough, good trek finally ending the day at Nele, on route exploring Guru Milarepa meditation cave a great Buddhist saint with the history of 11th century, Milarepa a poet, singer as well tantric guru where his folk stories, good words, and songs are still remembered by a large number of Tibetans to this day.

Day 10
Rest day at Nele to explore pristine wilderness.

A complete rest day in this interesting farm village of Nele, where one can witness local culture exploring its traditional and fascinating villages with a strong influence of Tibet custom with same Buddhist religion and traditional way of life. If not visited interesting Milereppa holy cave, where on this day can hike to the site on this free day at leisure.

Day 11
Trek to Mu Gompa 3,700 m - 04 hours.

Today a short morning walk to reach the end of Tsum Valley area at Mu Gompa, an old interesting monastery of the region. As walk leads to a climb within high and dry country facing views of surrounding high peaks within North, East and West direction, and then slowly walk completes reaching Mu Gompa for an overnight stop. Afternoon enjoys exploring around least visited areas by other trekkers and westerners where you will certainly have a peaceful time and moments around its traditional village with the impressive ancient monastery of Mu Gompa, treasures antique important idols, statue, and relics. Mu Gompa will be the highest spot of the trek around Tsum Valley before heading towards Manaslu valley and over Larke-La pass.

Day 12
Trek to Rachen Gompa 3,240 m - 05 hours.

With interesting time and moment around high Tsum valley, walk leads to next monastery of great interest at Rachen Gompa, where walk leads on a gradual trail with short ups and downs with a lovely panorama of snow-capped peaks, heading through yak herders summer pasture to reach Rachen Gompa and its moderate size village for the overnight stop.

Day 13
Trek back to Chumling 2,386 m 5- 06 hours.

Return walks after an excellent time around high Tsum valley, where walk leads lower areas to reach Chumling where our route leads back within tree lines and green vegetation at Chumming village, for last and final overnight in Tsum Valley area.

Day 14
Trek to Lokpa 2,240 m 4- 05 hrs.

From here retrace the journey back to Lokpa to join Manaslu valley route, where walk leads further down leaving behind Tsum the valley of happiness, as good walk continues facing grand views of mountains and surrounding dramatic landscapes all the way to Lokpa for overnight stop.

Day 15
Trek to Bihi Phedi 1,990 m 5-06 hrs.

Morning walk leads with some down section entering into sheer cliff walls, after leaving the dramatic areas walk continues to reach at the main trail of Manaslu, as our route leads west direction to reach in at the Bihi village, the start of Manaslu valley.

Day 16
Trek to Namrung 2,630 m / 8,629 ft 5- 06 hrs.

From here morning walk continues for another two hours to a steep-sided and scenic valley, encountering Mani prayer stone walls as walk leads at Gap a nice village with the stop for a possible lunch break. After Gap walk altitude gains entering into alpine and coniferous woodland where path meanders with steep up as valley opens out with extensive pastures and then crossing a large stream flowing from the glacier of Lidana. On walk grand views of Manaslu with the native name as Kutang (Manaslu) Himal range with Pang Phuchin 6,335m, Saula Himal 6,235m with many unnamed peaks of above 6000m. Walk from here with gradual uphill as altitude gains at the slow pace as walk leads past farm village to reach at Namrung for the overnight stop, the village also called Sho Namru.

Day 17
Trek to Lo-Gaon 3,180 m 4- 05 hrs.

With the peaceful overnight stop at Namrung, walk leads to more spread out farm fields and Yak herder huts and shelter, around this high Manaslu valley people are much engaged in farming during summer, where young folks in winter travel to big cities of Nepal and India for trade and to escape the cold winter. From here walk leads to high and scenic valley all the way to Lo Gaon a nice village for overnight stop, this will be one of the attractive villages around Manaslu region, at Lo enjoy close views of towering Manaslu North Face, Around Lo, visit its monastery with numerous chhorten and Mani walls with views of Ganesh Himal towards east.

Day 18
Trek to Sama-Gaon 3,530 m 4-05 hrs.

From Lo-Gaon walk is much easier but with a difference as high altitude wise where route leads to a slow and gradual climb with constant views of the mountain with Peak 29 ahead, after couple hour climb reaching into a patch of forest reaching at Shala village with the excellent view of Phungi, Manaslu and Himal Chuli. Walking for few hours further where day completes on reach Sama-Gaon village, with the superb view of Mt. Manaslu. Sama-Gaon village one of the largest within high Manaslu Valley, where natives are mostly farmers cultivating buckwheat, barley which are the main crops in this high and harsh terrain, potatoes and some high and cold vegetables are also grown. Villagers around high Manaslu valley descended from South West Tibet way back more than 400 years of history were custom and culture of ancient Buddhist heritage similar to its origin Tibetan predecessor. The local villagers are still active with trade and bartering across the border with Tibet taking few days to reach the frontier of Nepal and Tibet, actually located on old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade route of the two countries.

Day 19
Trek to Samdo 3,690 m 4- 05 hrs.

After Sama-Gaon, morning leads to a pleasant walk of more than four hours to reach the last village of Gorkha and Manaslu valley at Samdo, morning walk starts with slow climb as elevation gradually gains with dry much air which makes walk slower than earlier past days, trading slowly taking time for short break to enjoy surrounding beautiful views of peaks and dramatic terrain. With an exciting walk on the high valley of Manaslu and then reaching Samdo village taking a short climb to reach a small flat plateau where village located, a moderate size village of more than forty houses with about two hundred villagers living this high harsh country.

Day 20
Trek to Larke Phedi / Dharama-Shala 4,470 m - 04 hrs.

On leaving the last final village of upper Manaslu valley, where walk leads to the end of the valley facing incredible views of snow-capped peaks of Manaslu which is also known as Kutang in the local language. As walk continues crossing few icy streams to reach Larke Phedi means the bottom of the pass, also called Dharmasala (travelers rest house/shade), wherein old days which was also known as Larkey Bazaar, (where trade and bartering use to take place between merchant-traders and locals of Gorkha-Manaslu-Manang people and Tibetans on this remote isolated spot). At Larke Phedi afternoon free for short walks and preparations for the next early morning long climb and descend crossing high Larke-La pass to reach Manang areas.

Day 21
Cross Larke La 5,215 m / 17, 110 ft and trek to Bhimthang 3,790 m -07 hrs.

After rest and overnight at Larke Phedi, starting early morning before crack of dawn where walk leads to a steep climb past few huts of Dharmasala, walking over moraine of rocks and boulders in snow conditions it will be arduous job to find the right trail. However following our lead guide past ablation area on the north of Larke glacier, with grand views of Cho Danda with Larke Peak, as walk progress with gradual ascent and much steeper to reach at the top of Larke-la festooned with thousands of Buddhist colorful prayer flags.

At the top marvel excellent panorama of Himlung, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru and Annapurna II includes series of Manaslu peaks. From here a long descend reaching to a valley called Larcia, with further hour walks on moraine ridge to Tambuche at 3,900m, the bottom of the pass, and then a short walk leads to Bhimthang for overnight stop after a long, tough day walks. Bhimthang a lovely place located on a wide green valley with number of lodges adorned with prayer Mani walls, the area surrounded by green tall trees of rhododendron-pines and oaks.

Day 22
Trek to Gho 2,760 m - 06 hrs.

From Bhimthang rest of the journey is much easier with downhill walks with some short climb on route to Gho and Dharapani villages, morning with views of peaks heading with a gradual walk into thick alpine woodland. Walking into beautiful forested areas to reach a small clearing in the midst of woodland at Gho for an overnight stop, a small cattle and yak herders summer pasture and temporary settlement

due to trekkers passing this route, where few lodges have been built to cater to the needs of travelers.

Day 23
Trek to Dharapani 1,725 m 4-05 hrs.

Downhill through the wooded country to reach Telje village, a nice place by the raging Marysangdi River, with rest and stops the last climb of the trip from Telji after crossing a suspension bridge to reach large and nice lovely Dharapani. This village located on the junction of famous and popular Annapurna Circuit trail and Around Manaslu Trekking route. Dharapani located on a river gorge with lovely tree lines around where motorable has been constructed since past few years, the village provides excellent lodges.

Day 24
Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with free afternoon.

After a marvelous adventure around Manaslu, completing our scenic walks taking a morning Drive from Dharapani, where ride leads to follow Marysangdi River for sometimes past Tal Besi-Chamje and Jagat villages, and then downhill to warmer low areas back into paddy fields to reach a large town at Besar, the headquarter of Lamjung district. From Besar switching to another vehicle for the exciting overland journey to Kathmandu, where drive leads past many farm villages and town, as our drive joins the main highway of Kathmandu and Pokhara at Dumre town, from here on the easy and interesting drive to reach back into hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu, with rest of the evening free at leisure in the hotel.

Day 25
International departure for homeward bound.

After a wonderful time in Nepal with an amazing time in high Himalayan mountains around Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trekking, your last day in the country of awesome adventures where our staff and guide transfers you to the airport for your flight back home or to next port of call.

Service Included

  • All airport transfers to the hotel
  • Boutique or similar Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast
  • Welcome dinner in Nepali cultural restaurant with live dance
  • Kathmandu city tour with the tour guide (covering 4 UNESCO heritage sites)
  • Private Jeep transport Kathmandu to Soti Khola and return to Kathmandu
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (Restricted Area permit, Conservation area Permit, and TIMS)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. well-trained guide and local porters to carry luggage (1 per every two members in the group)
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) followed by a cup of Tea/Coffee during the trek
  • Iodine/Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water
  • Will provided (2 nights private room with bathroom/hot showers)
  • A comprehensive medical kit carried by our well-trained guide
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking equipment such as down-filled sleeping bag and duffel bag
  • Souvenir: Manaslu Route map and Heaven Nepal Adventure T-Shirt
  • Adventure certificate (after completion of the trek)
  • Final departure to the airport

Service Not Included

  • International airfare/Nepal visa
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except for welcome and farewell dinner
  • Monument entrance fees ($26 per person)
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)s
  • Additional Hot Drinks/bottled drinks/boiled hot water/mineral water
  • Electronic device re-charge, hot shower/Wi-Fi
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Tipping to driver and trekking crew

Meals and Accommodations:

In major cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu, you will get multiple options to choose from, from cheap lodges to extravagant 5 stars hotels. Likewise, you will also get to choose from a wide range of cuisines while in the major cities. However, once you move away from the cities, the options for meals and accommodations in Nepal will become limited. During the treks, the best accommodations available are lodges and teahouses. They provide basic facilities for dining and lodging. These places mostly serve traditional Nepali food “Daal Bhat Tarkari” (rice, pulses, and vegetables). Similarly, there are several other food varieties like Momo, Thukpa, and Thakali food available across Nepal.

Banking, ATM’s, and Money in Nepal:

Nepalese Rupees is the official currency of Nepal. The banknotes of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000 whereas coins of 1 and 2 are available in Nepal.
While travelling to Nepal, banking and money exchange are not a huge deal in big cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu. When you head to rural areas, the availability of banks, ATMs, and money exchange booths becomes fairly scarce. So, it best to withdraw enough cash and exchange the currency at major cities.

You can also exchange foreign currencies into Nepali Rupees at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You need to be updated about the exchange rates which are available at the official website of Neal Rastra Bank at https://www.nrb.org.np/fxmexchangerate.php.

Sightseeing Tour:

We will brief you about your sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and trekking and we will be giving you information file, and importantly introduced with your tour/trekking guide.

Trekking Crews:

You will provide government registered, well-trained English Speaking guide, who has to acknowledge about responsible tourism flew of areas and eco-friendly tourism
We also provide an assistant guide (call is Sherpa) if you’re on the group 4-5 people, who are ready to help you with every your situation. Also provide one porter is every two members of the group, and he will be carrying bag pack not more than 25kg. We get our crews’ life get insured.

Documentation:

After your trip is over, we will provide you (HNA) adventure certificate =region.

Size of Group:

Trekking Group Size of minimum 2-10 people. In case you want to travel alone, please do not hesitate to write back to us. We will plan consequently. In the case in your group more than ten people, please let us know so that we can make advance require and improvise plans and itinerary.

Acclimatization:

Trekking on the Everest Region much difficult as it is even more technical. We give you special priority to its technical sides for as well. For this, we have planned an itinerary to allow you to get acclimatize naturally. We know a particular location where you need to stay for rest to acclimatize, and the particular distance you need to walk slowly pace study and so on. In case you get AMS, we have to crews who know how to deal with, it effectively and smartly.

Altitude Sickness:

While trekking in Nepal is extremely satisfying, altitude sickness might get a better hold of you at times. The air pressure and oxygen concentration decrease the higher you travel. As such, altitude sickness is an illness that a human body suffers from due to these reasons. The symptoms of the sickness include lack of appetite, nausea, weakness, lightheartedness, sleep disturbance, tiredness, and headache. These symptoms generally appear when moving upwards of the height 2,400 meters from the sea level.

You can adopt different measures to avoid altitude sickness like a walk with a slow and steady pace, avoid smoking, and stop at different stations to acclimatize. Before beginning your trek, make sure you have a first aid kit with ibuprofen or paracetamol and Diamox. If anyone falls victim to altitude sickness, it is necessary to inform the trip leader and descend to a lower altitude. In extreme cases, it might also be necessary to perform Heli rescue and emergency evacuations.

Travel Insurance:

Accidents can happen anywhere so, it is recommended for all the tourists to get travel insurance before visiting Nepal. Depending upon the insurance policy and the company, the insurance will look after tragic like theft, loss or accidental damage of gears and other belongings, baggage, and medical emergencies. Likewise, the insurance should also include helicopter evacuation and any kinds of mishaps that might occur during adventure sporting like bungee jumping, rafting, and zip-lining. No one is capable of foreseeing the accidents, but each individual can by themselves an insurance policy to lessen the effects of the accident.

Internet and Communication:

It is quite easy to access the Internet in Nepal. Using Wi-Fi is a widely used way to communicate and use the Internet. Wi-Fi is easily available in major cities and even in some remote destinations. When trekking to remote locations, Wi-Fi might not always be available; so, using cellular data is the best way to communicate over the Internet. You can buy a Sim-card in Nepal at a reasonable price which allows you to make an international call. Also, you can use mobile data while you are in the areas without Wi-Fi. Telephone, Fax, and newspapers are few other forms of communication in Nepal.

Pre-respond to Altitude Sickness?

Please consult your physician Please keep on informing our crews if you feel uneasy
• Please do walk in the group so that you can help each other
• Please do carry Diamox (Acetazolamide

Internet and Communication:

It is quite easy to access the Internet in Nepal. Using Wi-Fi is a widely used way to communicate and use the Internet. Wi-Fi is easily available in major cities and even in some remote destinations. When trekking to remote locations, Wi-Fi might not always be available; so, using cellular data is the best way to communicate over the Internet. You can buy a Sim-card in Nepal at a reasonable price which allows you to make an international call. Also, you can use mobile data while you are in the areas without Wi-Fi. Telephone, Fax, and newspapers are few other forms of communication in Nepal.

Pre-respond to Altitude Sickness?

Please consult your physician Please keep on informing our crews if you feel uneasy
• Please do walk in the group so that you can help each other
• Please do carry Diamox (Acetazolamide

Country Visa and Entry Procedure:

here are two ways to obtain a Nepalese visa. The first one is via the Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed in your country. As of the second way, you can easily obtain an On-Arrival visa at the entry/exit points stationed across the country. You can fill out an application form and provide the necessary documents to receive an On-Arrival Visa. Travellers can choose different visa types according to the length of their stay in Nepal.

The visa for 15 days costs USD 30, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days. Also if your visa is about to expire but you are not yet done exploring the country, you can get your visa extended for USD 3 per day and if your visa has already expired, it costs USD 5 per day. This information regarding updated Visa Fees is available at the official website of the Department of Immigration at http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/post/notice-regarding-visa-fee-updates.

You can also head to the following link for more information regarding Tourist Visa in Nepal. http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa

Popular Destinations to Visit:

There are numerous travel destinations in Nepal; each with a unique identity and story of its own. Kathmandu is one of such destinations, with dozens of sightseeing to do, eateries to try out, and handicrafts to shop. Next up is Pokhara which enchants its visitors with its serene lakes and the enthralling views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Fishtail ranges. Similarly, Lumbini, Chitwan, Bandipur, and Palpa are few other destinations which are ripe for tours and leisurely vacations. Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park are two of the most popular destinations for jungle safari and wildlife exploration.

As of adventure sports, Kathmandu and Pokhara offer plenty of choices including rafting, bungee jumping, zip-lining, and paragliding. Likewise, the Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang regions stand out as the prominent destinations for treks, peak climbing trips, and expeditions.

Things to do in Nepal:

The nation is considered to be a paradise for trekkers and grants an exciting number of choices. On these treks, you will witness the grand views of the Himalayas and cultural prosperity of the ethnic communities along the trails. Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek are two of the most popular treks in Nepal.

For those who are not satisfied with just gazing up to the mountains, you can go for a mountaineering expedition and peak climbing. While expeditions take you to mountains above the height of 6,500 meters, the destinations of peak climbing trips are low-lying peaks which can be summited even by amateurs. Everest (8848m), Annapurna (8091m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) are popular expedition sites whereas Island Peak (6189m), Mera Peak (6476m), and Pisang Peak (6091m) are the notable peak climbing destinations.

Short tours and sightseeing in Nepal are also quite popular among travellers in Nepal. Likewise, adventure sports like rafting, bungee jumping, paragliding, canyoning, rock climbing, zip-lining, and mountain biking are also among the things that can be done in Nepal.

Trekking Seasons in Nepal:

The country lies on the temperate zone and has four distinct climates: spring, summer (with monsoon), autumn, and winter. Normally, the best time to trek in Nepal is during March-May (spring) when the skies are clear, trails are filled blooming flora, and the temperature is just the right.

Another appropriate season is mid-September to November (autumn), during which the temperature is moderate, skies are clear, and mountain views are stunning. The summer season (June – August) is occupied by heavy rainfall increasing the chances of landslides in the hills, while the winter season brings in harsh weather conditions and extreme cold. However, there are treks which can be done during winter and monsoon as well.

Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang regions lie in the rain-shadow area so, they are ideal trek destinations during monsoon. Likewise, easy and low-altitude treks like Ghorepani Poonhill and Tamang Heritage Trek are perfect during the winter season.

(Frequently Asked Questions or Queries):

Is it worth a combination of both Tsum - Manaslu trek?

It all depends upon one interest, as we have separate Tsum valley and Around Manaslu
Trekking also, this great combination for travelers seeking more and best of these scenic areas
within pristine wilderness, away from mainstream trekking trails. A much longer walking days and duration where eager people with time in Nepal can join in this marvelous walks on both Tsum and Manaslu trekking having the best of both Nepal North Mid-West Himalaya areas.

How tough is the walk Tsum - Manaslu Trekking?

Depending upon how you take it, you must be aware that Nepal and all Himalayan countries a hilly and mountainous area, where much of the walk leads to ups and down with some gradual winding trail to cope. However, on this trek which is similar to other Himalayan walks, the only long and steep climb is going up the pass, and then with a long stretch of downhill, the walk is not that tough and hard as it looks. We have maintained the walking itinerary days to suit all types of people with the longest walk duration on crossing Larke-La.

What are the religion and cultures that we can witness?

Around low areas of Nepal Mid West a mixture of Buddhist with more Hindu people of
Brahmin-Chettries-Dalits and Magar tribes, as walk leads higher region of Tsum Valley and
Upper Manaslu dominated by people known as a Bhatia of Tibetan origin with same Buddhist
culture and religion. On this trek around higher Tsum and Manaslu valley, where you can witness fascinating culture and traditional farm life of hill people of Manaslu visiting its monasteries and villages of great interest.

How many people will be in the group?

From the minimum 3-4 person in the group with a maximum of 10-15 persons in the group, in some cases we do allow booking for a single person as well, running independently at extra cost than in groups.

How is the weather on Tsum Valley - Manaslu trekking?

As per the season wise, where the best time is from the March to May when most of the day is clear with minimum temperatures of 0° to 20° Celsius depending upon the altitude and areas.
Where most of the morning till mid-days clears for views and walks, sometimes afternoon can
get overcast with chances of light rains and snow. March to May will be lively with wild-flowers
in full bloom especially various species of rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) from trees
too short bushes.

How are the lodge and Tea-House on Treks?

Tea-House the word used in early days when there were smaller numbers of lodges on route trekking, at present each village has more than 10 to 20 good lodges with pleasant rooms accommodations, serving excellent food menus as per the season wise. Higher above 3,000 m lodges are fine and basic due to freezing cold temperatures in night and morning time where they have toilets on the outside, with some inside as common bathrooms and restrooms. All rooms and dining with warm heating and cozy facilities to make your stay much pleasant and enjoyable. As for Tsum valley are due to its remoteness with less number of visits where the lodge is very basic and simple than in the Manaslu region. Sometimes using local houses as Home Stay inn, where lodges are not available on route highest Tsum valley.

Are there electricity and network for cell-phones?

Most of the places do have electricity on route trekking run by hydro-power after Jagat and Lo-Gaon, where much of electric supply are private and individual of the lodge owners with sun/solar power to activate electric just for the lodge and as well for customers to charge their
computers and cell-phones. Some places do have networks for cell phones and as well for internets like Wi-Fi above and some areas due to high peaks and hills, the networks are disturbed in deep areas like around river gorge areas. At present nearly all people in Nepal including remote villages do have an assist to cell-phones with fine network connection only in bad weather the line can be broken, otherwise it is fine in working order.

What happens if some is sick and have to break the trek?

In this situation where our guides are well equipped with knowledge for emergency and
medical purpose, depending upon the seriousness of the victims if it is much critical where
nearest medical attention needed, we call for immediate evacuation for Helicopter services to
reach the victims to nearest medical station and hospital. For light AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), resting and drinking enough fluid leaving an extra guide to taking care of sick clients till he/she recovers on route treks or help them to descend to safer areas and taking an advance flight back to Kathmandu.

How are foods and hygiene during treks and lodges on route?

Meals are prepared according to your choice of menu items, all foods are carefully prepared
with much hygiene concern, avoiding from complaints and reputation of the lodges, as they
have been serving for more than two decades to worldwide travelers.

came to know that some people could get sick while on treks why?

Well hearing rumors and seeing for your own self is a different picture, to be honest, some
people are not used to Asian and spicy foods, that’s why people could get sick with a change of diets as well. To be on a healthy side before and after the treks is to get advice from your guides what will be the best food to consume while on treks, we strongly suggest staying away from meats items in the first place, as it is not hygienic could be the stale meat of a week time or more. If you go with a vegetarian for sometimes will be the best options to stay healthy till you get immune to local environment and culture.

What types of medication should I bring from home for the trek?

In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor
advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well as constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well. In every trip of ours, we carry comprehensive medical kits which will be carried by our trekking staff, guides or group leader for common use if required as for your own personal illness, where you doctors might have recommended some medicine to carry with you.

What are the major factors and precaution one should take care on treks?

Always abide by the rules of the company and guides/leader, most of the main sickness is stomach disorder due to change in foods and culture shocks. If people have traveled to Asia countries and know the food well will be not a problem. Other factors might leads to altitude sickness known as AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) which
can happen to any people if they are not careful by walking fast in higher elevation and might catch the symptoms of AMS. We have designed the itinerary days where people can acclimatize well with rest days in a couple of high places before reaching much higher to our goal and highlights. Some people might take Diamox pills, which is often used as high altitude pills, should consult the doctors before taking the right dose, which helps to regulate the flow of blood systems
from getting clots in high altitude. Where drinking plenty of fluids, water-juice and rehydration drink including black warm tea also help and taking much rest after getting tired.

  • Travel document: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, and a passport-sized photo.
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Reading/Writing materials
    Binoculars
  • Travel games, like chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • First-aid kit (containing lip balm, aspirin/ paracetamol, Band-Aid, bandage for sprains, iodine or water purifier, Moleskin for blisters, antiseptic for cuts, anti-bacterial throat lozenge, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, Norfloxacin or
  • Ciprofloxacin, antibiotic  for
  • Giardia, Diamox and any extra
  • prescription drugs you are currently taking)
  • Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruit, candies, and snack foods
    Money-Cash
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Lightweight towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Toiletries (quick-drying towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clipper, face, and body
  • moisturizer, feminine, hygiene
  • products, small mirror
  • Day pack (with waist straps)
  • Alarm clock and
  • torch/flashlight/headlamp
  • Lighter
  • Insect repellent
  • Earplugs and eye mask
  • Small padlock
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sun hat Sunglasses, Scarf
  • Bag Liner
  • Sewing kit
  • Wind and waterproof shell jacket and trousers (preferably breathable fabric)
  • Running shoes or sandals
  • Comfortable walking shoes
    Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination
  • Lightweight thermal gloves
  • Underwear and shorts
  • T-Shirt 2 Or 3
  • Long sleep shirt
  • (Special Checklist for summer)
  • Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Lightweight long trousers (no jeans)
  • Special Checklist for winter and High Altitude:
  •  34. Layered clothing /Thermals and extra warm clothing during winter (December-March)
  •  1 heavyweight or 2 lightweight wool jumper/sweater/fleece jacket
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket (optional)
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Fleece Or wool trousers/pants
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens
  • wool or fleece with a waterproof shell outer
  • A four-season sleeping bag/sleep
  • sheet Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Gaiter (optional)
  •  Special Checklist for summer
  •  Lightweight wool
  • jumper/sweater/fleece
  • Umbrella/waterproof jacket and
  • trousers (May—September)
  • Sunscreen lotion with maximum SPF
  • Water bottle

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  • Moderate to Adventurous
  • Larke-La 5,215 m / 17, 110 ft.
  • 2+
  • March-May & September-December
  • 25 Nights and 26 Days
  • Home stay & on Hotel, Lodge

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