Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek
Don’t you want to discover the less beaten ad virgin trail and unburned valley by the flame of modernization? If you are keen to do so, Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek is one of the best choices for travelers who come to Nepal. Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek is also considered as one of the remote areas trekking which was a restricted area trekking till 2008. Tsum Valley trekking takes you to a mesmerizing valley surrounded by stunning mountains. It is located in the northern part of Manasalu surrounded by Buddha Himal, Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal and Shringi Himal. Actually, Tsum Valley was an important trade link to Tibet. Since it had a good connection to Tibet, the dialect in language, art, architecture, civilization, the culture will be unique to the visitors. It is truly a blessed hidden valley into the lap of the Himalayas. Most of the people’s religious and cultural practices are of Tibetan origin. People of Tsum valley still connect to Tibet more than to the cities of Nepal to supply their needs.
Relatively, Tsum Valley is less beaten and unspoiled by the footsteps of the visitors since it had its exposure to the tourist only after 2008. So, those who love the serenity and want discovery on the typical Nepali culture and civilization which has a blend to Tibetan lifestyle, Tsum Valley trekking is an absolute destination. One interesting tradition of the people of Tsum Valley is: they still practice ‘Polyandry’. It will completely new for the outsiders. Trekking through the deep forest, witnessing classical settlements, terraced fields, and mountains will be a fabulous experience while doing Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek.
Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek commences from Arughat after a long drive from Kathmandu –Arughat ( 7-8 hours). Arughat is a city located at the bank of Budi Gandaki river. The first half of the trek ascends the Budhi Gandaki Valley on good paths through a mix of deep forest, terraced fields, and traditional settlements. As we leave the main Manaslu Trail for the Tsum valley, suddenly we have a feeling of entering truly into the both naturally and culturally enriched hidden valley. While on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people. Pass the lower Budi Gandaki regions of Liding, Machhakhola, Jagat and Philim. We also visit the ancient Gombas of the region such as Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa, Dephyudonma Gompa. The trails end at the Besi Sahar.
- 23 Days
- 5200 m
- Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
- Tea House
- Autumn and Spring
Permit and Regulation
Because of the Restricted trekking route, the Permit of this region is different from the normal trekking region like Annapurna, Everest, and Langtang. According to the Government Regulation, the Permit of Manaslu trekking region is quoted Offseason and Peak season. The rate of the permit in Peak season starts from March to May and Sep to November is 70 U.S dollars for 7 days. The rate of the permit for offseason is quoted 50 u.s dollars for 7 days. To process the permit you need to have at least 4 passport size of Photo and on arrival, you need to show an original passport to the government to grant the Permit. The Tims card is not necessary but it is compulsory to take MCAP ( Manaslu conservation Area Permit ) and ACAP ( Annapurna Conservation Area Permit ). Individual trekker and traveler are not allowed in this trekking route so that for the permit there must be at least 2 groups of trekkers with government register guide and there Travel insurance is compulsory.
When is the best Season For Manaslu Trek
Even though the best trekking season in Nepal is March to May and Sep to Nov. We like to give some hence to the trekker to choose their month of Adventure. Since the trek starts from the Low altitude Arukhet 700m to the High altitude Larke Pass 5160m definitely there will change the range of temperature of climate. Find some hence of the weather condition.
January And February: The winter time in Nepal. Mostly trekkers said Few people and very quiet during trekking and it is cold and icy and the sky is clear. On this month Changing weather pattern is difficult to say. So there is need of Crampons for descending the Pass. Need to bring a tent to some places.
March: Good weather not too cold at high up and not to warm at down below. The beautiful Rhododendrons can see from Deng up to Shyala.
April: Getting Hot in weather in Lower. The beautiful Rhododendrons can see from Deng up to Shyala.
May: The month is hot and sweaty. The last of the Rhododendrons bloom can be seen.
June and July and August: Start Moonsoon no trekker can be seen and very few lodges is in activity.
September: The end of Moonson but still the possibility of Haze and rain. Begin to start good weather for trekking from the mid of September.
October: Best time and Magnificent for the Trekking Time.
November: It is cold higher up but still best month for the trekking.
December: Getting cold but best view with the clear sky.
Different travelers have different minds; it means different perspectives on travel. Accordingly, considering such different preferences for traveling according to their budget and time frame, this trip program also can be customized.
Tea house trekking takes you to the mountain where you stay every overnight at guest house. Food and accommodations are provided according to your choice at the guest house.
Carrying my stuff when trekking?
We will employ our porters to carry up to 12kgs of weight for each trekker. This is included in the price of each trek. We provide 1 porter for 2 trekkers in accordance with the guidelines set out by the International Porter Protection Group. If you would like more weight to be carried, please let us know. In general, 12kg is more than sufficient. If you have unnecessary stuff that are not required during the trekking days in the mountain, you can leave at the hotel till you come back. They will store it safely.
Normally each porter will carry 2 peoples rucksacks and he will simply tie them together using rope (this does not harm any of the rucksacks). If you are trekking with a friend or loved one, and there is space in one rucksack for both your possessions, then please feel free to share the same rucksack but please ensure that it weighs less than 24kg.
It is helpful if you do not put things that you may need during the day in your large rucksack as you will not be walking with your porter at all times.
Can I drink the tap water?
We don’t recommend you to drink the tap water in the mountains since it is not safe. To help prevent contamination of the environment, we discourage tourists from drinking from plastic bottles especially when in the mountains. Non-plastic bottle options include:
1) Drinking boiled water from teahouses.
2) Drinking ginger and lemon tea to reduce the need for water consumption.
3) Purifying tap/river water using a chloride pump, iodine, or chlorine tablets. The taste of the tablets is not appetizing, so it is recommendable to use a dissolvable vitamin tablet to add flavor.
The more you ascend to higher altitude, the more oxygen will be less. Normally, no traveler will be suffered from altitude sickness below 4ooo m. high. But this is not the case always. Those who lack good stamina, physical fitness, those who drink a lot and smoke will likely to suffer altitude sickness.
Mild and common symptoms include headaches (also a symptom of dehydration), low appetite, and restless sleep. More moderate symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and diarrhoea. Many compare altitude sickness to the sensations of having a hangover. Severe symptoms include blue lips and fingernails, severe difficulty breathing, poor coordination, fatigue, and drowsiness. To avoid altitude sickness, we recommend you to descend down to the lower altitude, hydrate sufficiently and maintain nutrition. In case you have these above-mentioned symptoms, inform to our guide since he will be far more experienced than you.
It is required to have travel insurance that covers your rescue in case you have suffered any kind of sickness in high altitude including altitude sickness. We hope everything will be fine during the trekking days but sometimes unforeseen circumstances may occur. Many standard policies cover you for trekking to high altitudes, such as on the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Trek, but it is very important to check this before you go. Here is a list of insurance companies that we have collected information on (however it is your responsibility to confirm that the information on our website correct):
We recommend companies such as Ensure and Go, Virgin Money, and The Post office, as they currently cover the altitudes of all our treks.
For more information please see our information section.
What is your cancellation policy?
If you choose to cancel the service(s) that you have paid to Magic Adventure, we will refund your payment in accordance to the following schedule:
75% refund of total trip price for a cancellation made 14 days prior to the original departure date.
50% refund of total trip price for cancellation made 7 days prior to the original departure date.
0% refund of total trip price for cancellation made 3 days or fewer days prior to the original departure date.
Please note that you can transfer your bookings to another trip if desired less any costs incurred by us in organizing you trip.
What to Take During Trekking?
|Trekking Boot: one Pair||Down or Fiber filled water and windproof jacket and trouser: 1|
|Socks: 4, Light socks : 3, Sandle: 1||Fleece Jacket / Pullover: 1|
|Warm cotton trousers: 2|
|Down Jacket: 1||Shirt and T-shirts: 4|
|Day Pack at Least 25 kg||Lightweight cotton long trouser :3|
|Water Bottle 1||Long underwear: 2, Short underwear: 4|
|Sun Cream 1||Sun hat / Scarft/ Woolen hat :1|
|Sun Glass 1||Lightweight gloves: 1 , Raincoat:1|
|Towel||Heavyweight glove or mitten with a waterproof: 1|
|Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries, lip salve, gaiters.|
|Laundry soap||NoteBook and Pen|
|Pocket Knife||Toilet articles|
|Sewing Kit, Camera, Film, Cards and Personal Medical Kit.||Toilet Roll|