Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Public Vehicle
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse or Lodge
  • Group Size: 16
  • Max Elevation: Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4200m)

Highlights

  • View Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, Boudha Himal and Himal Chuli which are beautiful beyond description
  • Famous caves where Guru Rinpoche and Milarepa visited for mediation
  • Pilgrimage site: Tsum Valley adds the charm with its traditional Buddhist cum Tibetan culture
  • Traditional lifestyle untouched by the modernity
  • The route passes through Ancient monasteries and Buddhist Mane wall
  • Challenging side trip in off the beaten trail to Ganesh Himal Base Camp
  • Wildlife: Himalayan Thar, Blue Sheep, Leopard, and other more than 100 animal species

Description

Located in the northern part of Manaslu, Tsum Valley Trek will take you to one of the adventurous routes to Tsum valley. Tsum Valley was a restricted area of Manaslu region until 2008. The trek is a relatively less traveled route, 7 hours drive from the Kathmandu valley. The trek lies along with the backdrop of Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, Boudha Himal and Tsum Valley which is an unexplored region inhabited by Tibetan community.
 
Tsum Valley is extensively rich in culture and tradition that consists of several Buddhist monasteries, chortens, nunneries, and prayer walls. All these hold the religious and cultural significance of the people living in the region. The trail to Tsum valley involves trekking through upper Budhi Gandaki river valley and exploring the Tibetan communities and villages such as Chhokangparo, Lokpa, Philim, Nile, etc.
 
For the trekkers who enjoys learning Tibetan culture and lifestyle, Tsum Valley trek would be an ideal destination for them. The trek offers them to witness the Tibetan settlements, people and its culture and lifestyle. Tsum valley trek is a moderate to arduous trek. It involves trekking up to the highest altitude of 4200 meters at Ganesh Himal Base Camp.
 
The 15 days Tsum Valley Trek itinerary involves 13 days of trekking and two days of driving, Kathmandu to Soti Khola and Soti Khola to Kathmandu. Altitude sickness might be a significant difficulty when trekking to the Tsum Valley. So, look after the symptoms of altitude sickness such as headache, fever, dizziness, diarrhea, vomiting, etc. when trekking. Other than this, the trek involves walking through uphills and downhills towards steep and narrow ridges. 
 
The best time for Tsum Valley trek would be during Spring and Autumn season as the weather and temperature of the Langtang region becomes stable and pleasant during this time. So, if you are planning for Tsum Valley trek, you can join us at Mount Mania. We have 15 days Tsum Valley Trek Itinerary designed for you. Contact us if you have any confusions.
 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Drive to Soti Khola
  • Day 2Trek to Machha Khola
  • Day 3Trek to Jagat
  • Day 4Trek to Lokpa
  • Day 5Trek to Chumling
  • Day 6Trek to Chhokangparo
  • Day 7Trek to Nile
  • Day 8Trek to Mu Gumba
  • Day 9Trek to Chhokangparo
  • Day 10Trek to Lungdang Gompa
  • Day 11Explore Ganesh Himal Base Camp
  • Day 12Trek back to Lokpa
  • Day 13Trek back to Jagat
  • Day 14Trek back to Soti Khola
  • Day 15Drive to Kathmandu

What to Expect

  • Airport Pickup and Drop
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Round Trip Local Bus Ticket (Kathmandu and Soti Khola)
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide with Insurance, Transportation, Food and Accommodation
  • All Trekking Permits (MCAP, Manaslu Special Permit, and Tsum Valley Special Permit)
  • Daily seasonal fresh fruits after dinner 
  • A first aid kit carried by the guide (Oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse in high altitude) 
  • All Government and Local taxes
  • International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
  • Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (WiFi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
  • Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tips for Guides, Porters, and Drivers

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
27 Oct, 2019 - 10 Nov, 2019AvailableUS$900

Useful Information

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek Permit Cost 

For Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek, you need four different trekking permits with a minimum of two travelers. It must be applied from an authorized trekking agency.

Permit cost depending on two different seasons: 

1. Manaslu Special Permit Cost: 

  • During September to November: USD 70 for the first seven days and USD 10 for each additional days
  • From December to August: USD 50 for the first seven days and USD 7 for each additional days

2. Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP) Cost:

  • MCAP Entry Fee for SAARC: NPR 1000 per person (Including Govt. Tax)
  • MCAP Entry Fee for other nationals: NPR 3000 per person (Including Govt. Tax)

3. Tsum Valley Special Permit Cost:

  • USD 35 for per person (1 week)