Tsum Valley Trekking is known as the “hidden valley” because it is located in a very remote area in the of north Kathmandu. Tsum Valley lies between the Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Sringi Himal range to the north. Because of its remoteness and its late opening in October 2007 there is little information and no promotion of Tsum valley region. The trekking starts to Tsum Valley from Arughat like round Manaslu. This is Tsum valley camping trek or we can do lodge trekking also, but preferably, tented trek is better idea. You can expect more than two to three weeks trekking in this region and area. . During this trek you will have breathtaking views of the mountains; you will see stupas, monasteries and discover the lifestyle of Tibetans. ‘Tsum’ which is derived from the Tibetan word, which means live. True to its name, the Tsum valley keeps still its natural treasures. Natural and clear streams, teeming with varieties of vegetation, exotic scenery of mountains, waterfalls, hot springs and ancient relics. An interesting feature of this trek is the contact with the local population, its unique culture and lifestyle that are remained authentic.
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day02: Depart Kathmandu for Arughat (570m), 6hrs, O/N tent/lodge
Day03: Trek Soti Khola (730m) 4hrs
Day04: Trek to Machha Khola (930m), 5hrs
Day05: Trek to Tatopani (990m), 4hrs
Day06: Trek to Filim (1550m), 6 hrs
Day07: Trek to Chumling
Day08: Trek to Chhokangparo
Day09: Acclimatization day.
Day10: Trek to Nile
Day11: Trek to Bhajyo (Chhekya)
Day12: Acclimatization day
Day13: Trek to Rachen Gumba
Day14: Trek to Chumje
Day15: Trek to Bihi (2130m), 6hrs
Day16: Trek to Namrung (2660m), 5hrs
Day17: Trek to Lho (3180m), 5hrs
Day18: Trek to Sama Gaun (3580m), 5hrs
Day19: Trek to Samdo (3690m), 4hrs
Day20: Trek to Dharmasala/Larke Phedi (4470m), 4hrs
Day21: Trek to Bimthang (3720m) via Larke Pass(5160m) 8/9hrs
Day22: Trek to Tilje (2300m), 5hrs
Day23: Trek to Tal (1700m) via Dharapani, 6hrs
Day24: Trek to Jahat/Syangye
Day25: Dive back to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day26: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley as per programme, O/N in hote
Day27: Final departure from Kathmandu for your further destination
- Airport pick up and drive according to itinerary and plan
- Hotel in Kathmandu
- One day sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Cultural guide for sightseeing with private vehicle
- Monument entrance fee for the visit as per programme
- Trekking permits according to itinerary and trek region: TIMS cards and Manaslu conservation and Annapurna Conservation entrance fee
- Especial permits for Manaslu region and Tsum Valley
- Trekking accommodation
- Three meals during the day: Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
- Porters and well-experienced guide with their wages and food
- Insurance for local staffs
- High altitude chamber as per requirement
- Local airport tax and land transportations according to programme
- Applicable Nepal government tax
- Nepal entry visa
- International flights and airport tax
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses/Bar bills
- Laundry service
- Alcoholic drinks with mineral water
- Rescue in emergency
- Those things which are mentioned in Service include.
Duration of trekking: At least two weeks.
Best season for Manaslu Trek: October- till first week of December and from the last week of February to May.
Highest elevation of the circuit: 5160m at Larke Pass top.
Minimum group size required: 2 people and normally, we can be done tea house trekking in Manaslu.
Required Manaslu trekking permits: Special trekking permits, Manaslu Conservation Area Permit, Trekking Information Management System permits which are obligatorily issued by local registered trekking agency and trekking License holder guide should be hired with their local insurance. As well as trekkers need to have Annapurna Conservation Area permits as they cross through.
Trek ending point: Manaslu trekking ends at different points- It can be ended at Dharapani, at Jagat or Bahundanda, Bulbule or at Beshisahar. It depends on your time period of Holiday’s.
Starts: Manaslu Larke Pass trekking or Manaslu Circuit treks starts now from Soti Khola even it used to starts from Arughat, Land transportation from Kathmandu to Soti khola by passing Arughat.
Ethnicity and Locale lifestyle: Manaslu region is divided in two parts in the cultural and ethnicity aspects- Laprak-Barpak, Machakhola, Jagat up to Chisopani-Filim villages are in lower part and a part of Nubri, Chekomparo, Samagaon, Samdo villages are in upper part of the entire trekking. Lower part villages are well dominated by Gurung ethnic groups and others are Brahmin-Kshetri, etc as upper villages are dominated by Nubri people even they are called Gurung, too. Gurungs from lower part, are motivated by both of religion- Hinduism and Buddhism as they believe on both of them but significantly, people from upper part, are believed on solo religion Tibetan Buddhism so, we can find time to time Tibetan culture motivation since the beginning of their origin and civilization. Engagement in Gorkha military service or Nepal military service, traditionally developed agriculture, trade and tourism business are main occupation of lower belt people as upper belt people are agriculture based and Tibeto-Nepal trading, Yak and mouton herding based livelihood. Both them have their mother tongue whenever they communicate in official language Nepali.