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Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek

Start From:   US$ 2285

Destination:Nepal

Total Duration:25 Days

Trip Grade:Strenuous

Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Transportation:Private 4WD Drive and Local Transportation,

Accommodation:Hotel, Home Stay, Community Lodge, Local Lodge

Max. Altitude:5106m/16748ft

Group Size:2-10 Pax

Best Season:March, April, May, October, November

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Manaslu and Tsum Valley used to be a restricted trekking area until December 2007. Now, people can trek in these regions upon obtaining special permits from the immigration office in Kathmandu. The region borders with Tibet, the people are themselves descendants of Tibetans and have active trading with the Tibetans. Their language, clothing and cultures are similar to the Tibetans. This widespread and strenuous trek is predictably rewarded with brilliant mountain views, combination of unique culture heritage, vivid biological diversity and prestine natural beauty as it rotates the entire Manaslu range with a side trip to Tsum Valley. 

The Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha district of Nepal. The trail that climbs through Philim village and heads up over a ridge leads to Ganesh Himal Base Camp and the Tsum Valley. Starting from the old town of Arughat the trail heads up the valley of the Budhi Gandaki River through wild and unexplored country inhabited mainly by the Gurung ethnic group and entering Trans-Himalayan terrain and to the hidden valley of Tsum and crossing the Larkya La Pass (5106m) and then entering the Marsyandi Valley along the main trail of Annapurna circuit. The trail passes through the age old monasteries, chortens and mani walls, traditional villages and natural diversity. This trek offers a glimpse of preserved authentic villages, rich natural heritage and traditional local culture and their hospitality that are fast disappearing from other major trekking regions of Nepal.

This trek is far less crowdy than Annapurna and Everest Treks and gives you a major diversity in landscape, people and culture. Manaslu Conversation Area covers an area of 1663 sq. km and is a home for almost 33 different species of mammals including the elusive snow leopard, Himalayan thar, blue sheep, musk deer, barking dear, pike, Himalayan marmots etc. with over 110 species of birds including pheasant, raven, chough etc. Visit the age old monasteries and chortens and enjoy the warm hospitality of the local ethnic people. This trip is both a Himalayan trek and a cultural journey to medieval world.
 

Trip Highlights

• Sightseeing Tour of UNESCO World Heritages Sites in Kathmandu valley
• Trekking through beautiful landscape and traditional villages
• Exploring the local culture, tradition and lifestyle of the Tibetan descendants Tsumbas
• Day hike to Manaslu Base Camp and towards Tibetan boarder
• Trekking over the Larke La at an altitude of 5210m/17089ft and enjoying the pristine mountain views
• Learning  the Buddhist religion and exploring many interesting age old monasteries and nunneries

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel/ Meet with the Trekking Team and briefing about the trip

Day 02:Kathmandu valley excursion/ trekking preparation

Day 03:Drive to Arughat Bazaar (600m/1968ft) 7-8 hours by jeep/bus

Day 04:Arughat to Lapu Besi (880m/2886ft)/ 5-6 hours

Day 05:Lapu Besi to Tatopani Hot-spring (930m/3050ft) 5-6 hours

Day 06:Tatopani Hot-spring to Philim (1590m/5215ft) 5-6 hours

Day 07:Philim to Chumling (2380m/7806ft) 5-6 hours

Day 08:Chumling to Chhekamparo (3030m/9938ft) 4-5 hours

Day 09:Chhekamparo to Nile (3360m/11021ft) 4-5 hours

Day 10:Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m/12136ft) 3-4 hours

Day 11:Exploration around Mu Gompa/ Day hike towards the Tibetan Boarder

Day 12:Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3240m/10627ft)/ 5-6 hours

Day 13:Rachen Gompa to Chumling (2380m/7806ft) 5-6 hours

Day 14:Chumling to Deng (1800m/5904ft) 6-7hours

Day 15:Deng to Namrung (2660m/8725ft) 5-6 hours

Day 16:Namrung to Lho (3180m/10430ft) 4-5 hours

Day 17:Lho to Samagaon (3530m/11578ft) 4-5 hours

Day 18:Acclimatization Day in Samagaon/ Day hikes

Day 19:Samagaon to Samdo (3860m/12661ft)/ 3-4 hours

Day 20:Samdo to Dharmashala (4480m/14694) 3-4 hours

Day 21:Dharmashala to Bhimthang (3720m/12202ft) via Larkey La (5106m/10748ft)) 7-9 hours

Day 22:Bhimathang to Tilje (2300m/7544ft) 6-7 hours

Day 23:Tilje to Chyamje (1410m/6425ft) 5-6 hours

Day 24:Drive to Besisahar (790m/25912ft) then drive back to Kathmandu (1335m/4379ft) 9-10 hours

Day 25: Drop to the airport for farewell and departure

Cost Include

  •  All necessary ground transportation and airport transfers
  •  Hotel in Kathmandu 3 Nights on Bed & Breakfast pan
  •  All necessary trekking permits for Manaslu, Tsum Valley and Annapurna Region
  •  Experienced trekking guide and trekking porter and their transportation, meals, accommodation, equipment and insurance
  •  All accommodation during trek
  •  All meals during trek - breakfast, lunch and dinner with hot drinks
  • Necessary trekking equipment - sleeping bag, down jacket, trek poles, duffel bags, gaiters, micro-spikes, head lights, water bottles, water purification, trekking map etc.
  •  Welcome and farewell dinner in traditional Nepalese restaurants with cultural program
  •  Basic First-Aid Medicines

Cost Exclude

  •  Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu besides welcome and farewell dinners
  •  Expenses of personal nature
  •  Bar, laundry, spa, communication bills
  •  Cold drinks, alcoholic drinks, mineral water, extra snacks and drinks
  •  Extra expenses due to unexpected and unavoidable circumstances
  •  Heli evac (if in case of emergency)
  •  Any additional activities or trek/tours
  •  Any other costs not mentioned in ‘Cost Includes’ section
  •  Tips to the staffs

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