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Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking

Tsum vally trek

        Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking “Adventure around magnificent Tsum within the Valley of happiness with great scenery Explore high Tsum valley villages of the immense and interesting culture of Buddhism religion Enchanting forest of tall rhododendron-magnolia, oaks, pines, birch to arid and barren country Visiting high impressive villages of great interest offering traditional value of ancient culture From remote high Gorkha areas towards a remote isolated country with grand views of peaks In between massive Ganesh and Manaslu range of peaks with fabulous walks with daily views” 

     Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking is probably the wildest and most exotic destination in all Himalayan regions where the journey takes you time to forgotten villages hardly ventured into and visited by trekkers and explorers at the marvelous country which is a mere distance to the Tibet border. Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking, a unique adventure into the valley of happiness as the name translated from the Tibetan origin language known as ‘Beyul Kyimolung’, is certainly a country of charm and grace as the walk leads you to explore its isolated villages with a similar culture and traditional life of South West Tibet people. Tsum Valley Trekking leads you to unforgettable adventure and long-lasting memories away from the maddening crowd and world of modern civilization a completely hidden world of its own feel that you are another planet. Starting this wonderful and exciting journey to Tsum Valley trekking, where the drive from Kathmandu leads you to warmer hills and the valley of Gorkha district, the original home of ancient Shah royals who ruled Nepal till last few decades. An interesting drive that ends at Arughat and then follows the glacial Buri-Gandaki River upstream for a few days on the same trail of Manaslu trek, as the walk follows through lovely farm villages of Philm-Jagat and then leaving the main trail for absolute wilderness towards remote It Tsum  valley hidden it between massive Manaslu and Ganesh Himal.
As the walk progresses head higher into cooler hills and valleys with grand scenery of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal with Shingri peaks, where the walk follows towards isolated Mu Gompa on the final and highest spot of the adventure, here with time to visit its monastery of past glory enriched with ancient colorful art and crafts with idols of Buddha and another important saint of Buddhism religion.
After a wonderful and most impressive time around Mu and Rachen Gompa the main monasteries of the area, where walk leads back into the low warm land back at Soti-Khola and Arughat for the scenic drive to reach into hustle and bustle busy life of Kathmandu with timeless memories and exciting adventure on Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking. If you want a short Manaslu Circuit Trek Package here.

Guideline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to respective Hotels
Day 02: Kathmandu preparations for the trek.
Day 03: Drive to Machha-Khola 9300 m via Arughat – 07 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Jagat 1,410m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Lokapa 2,2400m – 05 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Chumling 2,386 m – 06 hours.
Day 07: Trek to ChekamPar  3,010 m – 05 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Nele 3,361m with a visit to Milarepa cave – 06 hours.
Day 09: Rest Day for a short hike and exploration of Mu Gompa 3749 M
Day 10: Trek back to Chumling 2,386 m – 06 hours.
Day 11: Trek to Philim 1,590 m – 07 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Machha – Khola – 06 hours.
Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotels – 06 hrs.
Day 14: International departure for homeward bound or to respective countries.

Note: For the  Manaslu  Trekking, we need special Permits, do we need a Passport for this so that you should be in Kathmandu a day before starting the Trek?

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,345 m and then transfer to respective Hotels
On reaching Kathmandu via respective airlines well received by company guides and staff for a short drive in the hub of Kathmandu city where your hotels are located. After checking into your lovely rooms and getting refreshed join in at the Hotel lobby for a group briefing regarding treks and other useful information to make your stay in Nepal enjoyable and pleasant.

Day 02: Trek briefing, and preparations.
We will collect your passports and photos to prepare your immigration permits. Original permits are needed to collect Nepal immigration permits. You can explore the town on your own. We will have a trip briefing and introductory program with your guide after the permits are collected. Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 03: Drive to Machha - Khola via Arughat - 07 hrs.
     Start our fabulous adventure to Tsum Valley trekking taking a long and exciting overland journey to reach warmer areas of Gorkha district at Arughat a moderate size town with sub-tropical temperature, where our drive continues on the road for an hour to reach our first overnight stop at Machha -Khola a small farm village, slowly turning into a town due to motorable road facilities. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch  and Dinner

Day 04: Trek to Jagat 1,410m - 06 hrs.
       From these fishing villages, the morning leads following the Buri-Gandaki River upstream for a few hours, as the walk leads past Khorla Beshi a small farm village, and on a winding trail to reach Tatopani village with natural “Hot Spring,” as per time permits enjoy the warm refreshing bathe then walk uphill to Jagat village for other overnight stops. This is a nice village with many shops and stores including a fair number of simple good lodges to stay in.  Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch  and Dinner

Day 05: Trek to Lokapa 2,2400m - 05 hrs.
     With a wonderful overnight stop and a pleasing time at Jagat, the morning walk leads towards our destination heading to Tsum High Valley, as the walk continues towards high areas through many small farm villages and then a short climb with a downhill crossing over the suspension bridge to reach Nagjet and Philip, a large village with scattered farmhouses. Philip walks into farm areas with golden fields of wheat and barley, as he heads to a climb toward a rocky ridge within the bamboo forest to reach Dyang village. From here onward leave the main trail of the Manaslu trek, where our trail leads further north towards remote Tsum valley areas as the walk progresses within the isolated country then reach Lakuwa village with cooler air for the overnight stop. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch  and Dinner

Day 06: Trek to Chumling 2,386 m - 06 hours.
From Lakuwa village after leaving Buri-Gandaki River for the week, as morning walk leads into a more interesting village of Tsum areas which is known as the valley of happiness with views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. The walk leads further North East heading into the narrow gorge with a short down and uphill climb entering a forest of rhododendron and pine trees and then walking past a few scattered farm villages where the climb leads above Lungwa Khola (stream) towards an overnight stop at Chumling village right in Tsum Valley. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch  and Dinner

Day 07: Trek to Chekapar 3,010 m - 05 hours.
After a pleasant overnight stop at Chuling morning walk gains, much altitude as our route leads behind North of Ganesh Himal, venturing within the country, the walk leads as tree lines drop towards arid and barren landscapes where villages are similar to Tibet traditions and culture as it this area is close to Tibet border once an ancient Trans Himalayan Salt Trade trail. Slowly walk leads into windswept terrain and then crosses a bridge over Smatiking Khola, with views of Ganesh Himal, which locals call Yangra of Tibetan origin, that towers high above 7,422 m, as the walk continues to reach at Chokhan-Paro village for the other overnight stop.  Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch  and Dinner

Day 08: Trek to Nele 3,361m with the visit of Milarepa cave - 06 hours.

From Chokan-Paro onward adventure gets nearer and higher into upper Tsum areas as the walk leads past Nele (Ne-lay), and then the climb leads into a scenic wide and open valley within a dry and arid country. Walking uphill from here onwards with grand views of snow-capped peaks as the walk leads to Nele with time for the short interesting visit to an old cave of saint Milarepa a popular and famous poet, singer, tantric Buddhist guru of the 11th Century, where Tibetans still retain his folk-tales, poetry, and songs. After an interesting tour and visit to Milarepa holy meditation cave another hour of good walking brings you to Nele for the overnight stop in this quaint sleepy village.  Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch  and Dinner
Day 09: Rest-Day for a short hike and exploration.
    Today which is a short day's walk to Mu Gompa the highest spot of the adventure, the morning walk leads to a climb into wild terrain similar to the Tibetan plateau of dry windswept country. After a scenic high-altitude walk reach the remote and isolated small village of Mu Gompa area, situated on route Tibet border. At Mu, with time to visit, an impressive old monastery enriched with ancient treasures of idols of various Gurus and Buddhas includes age-old scripts and religious books with fine Thangka paintings on the walls and ceiling of the monastery. where less number of trekkers often visit this amazing wild country, hike to scenic viewpoints and make friends with locals, and explore time-forgotten villages. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch  and Dinner

Day 10: Trek back to Chumling 2,386 m - 06 hours.
With a marvelous time around remote and almost forgotten areas of upper Tsum within a valley of happiness in the harmony of pristine wilderness and tranquility, the morning leads to a long downhill to reach Chumling village back into tree lines this will be the last overnight stop around Tsum valley. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch  and Dinner

Day 11: Trek to Philim 1,590 m - 07 hrs
From Chumling village, walk with a long descent into the warmer country back into green farm fields as our route leads downhill following the same river downstream with views of waterfalls, and then walking past Samba, Tingling Chhupyang village to reach Philip a large farm village for the overnight stop. Philip a typical hill farm village with a primary school supported by Japanese (Mt. Manaslu was first summated by the Japanese and this village around route Manaslu is a favorite and popular among Japanese travelers) Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch  and Dinner
Day 12: Trek to Machha Khola 970 - 06 hours.
Morning walks descend back into much warmer places and paddy fields, as our journey leads down to Tatopani following the raging Buri Gandaki River downstream past many widespread farm villages of Nugget, Sidibas Bazaar, and Jagat. Walking further past Yaruphant, and then back into sub-tropical places within a green forest and farmland a dramatic change in vegetation and landscapes with the warm climate. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch  and Dinner
Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels - 06 hrs.
After a marvelous experience and adventure on high hills and the remote isolated village at Tsum Valley, where morning drive brings you back to Kathmandu, at Kathmandu where our wonderful adventure concludes, with an afternoon free at leisure or last day shopping souvenirs and handicrafts.  Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch  and  Farewell  Dinner
Day 14: International Departure for Homeward Bound.
Last day in Nepal in the country of high Himalayan mountains with fascinating culture, after a memorable experience and great scenic adventure on Tsum Valley trekking, as per your international flight time our staff will transfer you to the airport for the flight homeward bound or to your next port of call and respective countries. Meals included: Breakfast

 

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICE

  • Airports pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu.
  • Pre-meeting before the trek.
  • 3 Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (3 Star hotel ) 
  • Helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, well English speaking trained, government  license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodations, and insurance
  • Meals on full board  ( Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner ) with 3 times  tea/coffee  during the  trek 
  • A strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people - porter will carry a maximum of 25 kilos )
  • Seasonal fresh fruits as Available
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • 1 Well Plan Trekking T-shirt
  • Kathmandu – Macha  -Khola -  Dharapani - Kathmandu transportation on a public vehicle 
  • Manaslu Special trekking permit fee.
  • Manaslu Conservation Area entrance permit fee.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entrance permit fee.
  • Manaslu  Trekking Map 
  • Duffel   bag  
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitudes.
  • All applicable taxes are as per the government rules and regulations.
  • Well  Plan  Trekking trek achievement certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant 

OPTIONAL ADDONS(Available during check-out)

  • Private Jeep

THE PACKAGE EXCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICE

  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Katmandu).
  • Travel insurance, which has to cover emergency high-altitude helicopter rescue and evacuation in addition to medical expenses (compulsory)
  • Your personal expenses. (Phone call, Wifi, Laundry service, bar bills, battery recharge, a bottle of water or hot water, Mineral water,  Hot  shower, etc.)
  • All the alcoholic drinks and bar bills. 
  • Extra Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival or late departure. early arrival from the mountain (due to any reason) Than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • Services not mentioned in the 'Services Includes' section ( Please ask us if you are confused about any services )
  • Kathmandu  lunch and Dinner 
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

Physically  condition & experience requirements 
     For a physically fit person of all ages with sound health who has done moderately to strenuous walking and activity before or at present. This type of trek involves long ups and downs and the length of walking will be from 5 - 7 hours every day with rest and break in between.  The whole trip goes from a week to two weeks or more in the high altitude. This trip is for well-experienced people who have done previous long high hills or mountainous trekking in and around the Himalayas or other mountainous areas on rough terrains, this trip involves walking in snow and ice conditions sometimes and encountering high of over 4,000 meters passes, as for moderate people can join on this type of trips as long they are super physically fit and a mind with positive and determinations. Past hiking experience is a must but no technical skill is required for this trip .participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform well plan trekking before booking the trek. we also recommend that you consult your doctors before the trip.

Accommodations  on the trek

    In Kathmandu, we use the deluxe hotel to ensure a comfortable stay and a relaxed environment before and after your adventure. All breakfasts are included at the hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are generally twin share - depending on group size and room availability, the triple share may be offered at your request. A single supplement room is available at an additional cost. And on request single supplement will be charged US$200.well plan trekking will arrange clean and comfortable rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. also, note that single rooms are available in the trekking regions at the lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

Meals  during the trek

    In the city, only breakfast is included in the trip itinerary. While on the trek, we provide good quality food in sufficient quantities from Tea Houses/Mt. lodges. We provide all meals on full board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and tea & coffee) from the teahouse menu during the trekking period. Various meals include noodles items, soups, bread, rice item, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, potatoes item, pasta, the fresh vegetable so overall you have a different choice of food on the trek.

Drinking-Water

    Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at the altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 liters per person per day. We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on the trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal’s trekking areas.
     All tea houses will provide cold water free of charge if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight, and battery-powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal’s trekking regions, most of the bottled water isn’t strictly ‘mineral water’ anyway but is UV treated, so it’s exactly the same technology. It’s quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It’s fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn’t cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).

TRAVEL & MEDICAL & TRAVEL INSURANCE 

    Before you book any of our trips we strongly suggest that you buy medical and travel insurance to make you stay and while traveling in Nepal Himalaya or neighboring countries, which will help and support you, in case medical and travel problems arise and situations beyond companies control. If such a situation arises with emergency evacuation, where your medical bills on using transportation services by Helicopter or other means of which you can directly claim from your insurance, which is to be paid by you or by your insurance company on the spot.

       Where Well Plan Treks will obtain a strong letter of the incidents that occurred so that you can claim from your insurance agents. In case of mishaps and accidents or severe illness, we will contact your insurance company if it is okay to use Heli or other immediate life-saving processes and transportation to the nearest medical post and hospitals, where your insurance company will directly pay related expenses accordingly as per situations and conditions of the victims. For all trips with us, we need your contact address as well as your next of kin, family members, close relatives, or friends in case of emergency purposes.

Climate and Weather 
       The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is from late September to May, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good, and the days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.

RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT LIST

This list is a guide to help you pack for your trip. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel necessary for your comfort and convenience .we also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

Head

  • A warm hat that covers your ears
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Headlamp with extra batteries

Upper body

  • T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece wind –stopper jacket
  • Waterproof shell jacket
  • Down vest and /or jacket (optional)Hands
  • Lightweight gloves (water /windproof)
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower body

  • Underwear
  • Hiking trousers
  • Fleece or woolen trousers
  • Lightweight thermal bottoms
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric )shell pants Feet
  • Thin lightweight inner socks
  • Heavy poly or wool socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and sandals)

Sleeping

  • Sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C de 14 degrees F)
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)Toiletries
  • Toothbrush /paste
  • Multi-purpose soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Deodorants
  • Medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Small mirror
  • Female hygiene products

Personal hygiene

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue/toilet roll
  • Antibacterial hand wash

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit (simple and light)
  • A cough and /or cold medicine
  • Anti –altitude sickness pills; Diamox or acetazolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic

Extras /luxuries

  • Reading book
  • Trail map /guidebook
  • Journal and pen
  • Travel game(chess, backgammon, playing cards etc)
  • Modest swimsuit
  • Binoculars
  • Camera

Client Reivews

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We have been with two of our 13-year-old daughters for over 20 days on the trail (Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit) organized by Ram from Well Planned Trekking. That was a wonderful experience. Tsum Valley is less commercial so you need to be prepared for a little less accommodation and comfort, but in return, you gain a truly unique experience of Nepali hard but happy life in the mountains. Manaslu Circuit is a more nature-oriented trek. It has breathtaking views. You can fully appreciate the magnificent and at the same time ruthless beauty and might of nature. We are thankful to Ram from Well Planned Trekking, who made this experience possible for us. He is an extremely experienced guide, and he knows every little path there. Wherever we went, he knew the people around: the villagers, the hostel owners, and the staff. What’s more, and what distinguishes him from other guides is his willingness to show and explain the life and customs of those people around him. What is also worth mentioning is that our guide and both of our porters were all the time to help us – not only during the walking time but all the time. We have a feeling of having premium service.

We decided to take the full package with Well Planned Trekking (from arrival to departure a month later at the airport), and this was a very good decision. Everything was indeed very well planned, with some time in the cities (but not too much – we preferred it that way). At the trail, the distances were perfectly calculated. A little longer at the beginning, then a little shorter when we were higher – with resting/acclimatization days at just the right moment. It did pay off to trust in Ram planning experience.

To throw some tips for the fellows who would like to repeat our trip:
* the electricity is there usually, with max one-day break without
* The temperature differs – on the same day we experienced 7C at the morning and over 25C (!) at noon. The coldest night was at Dharamsala: -10C.
* crampons (little ones – so-called microspikes) are very helpful for Larke Pass
* water is all around, so if you have chlorine tablets (or another filtering system) – you don’t need a too big a bottle
* toilets are a tough experience – embrace the adventure :