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Tsum Valley with Manaslu Circuit Trek

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Price starting from

$2,396 USD 1,367

per person

Duration

26 days

Max. Elevation

5130m

Group size

Min 2 Pax

Level
MODERATE
Transportation
private vehicle and comfortable public bus ticket as itinearary
Best Season
March-may, September-November
Accomodation
Three-star hotel in Kathmandu; and Tea house lodges during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu; and three meals per day (breakfast+lunch+dinner and cup of tea) during the trek
Starts at
kathmandu
Ends at
kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Barpak-Laprak-Khorlabesi-Philim-Chokhangparo-mu Gompa-Chumje-Samagaon-Bimthang (3590m) via Larkya Pass-Dharapani-Besisahar-Kathmandu

Highlights

  • The scenic drive from Kathmandu to Barpak.
  • Culture sightseeing.
  • Mu Gompas in Tsum valley.
  • Milarepa Piren Phu Cave (pigeon cave), is the most sacred cave in the Tsum valley.
  • The historical Dephyudonma and Rachen monasteries, are the oldest monasteries in the Tsum valley.
  • Trekking around Mt Manaslu (8,163 m) the world's eighth tallest mountain.
  • Side trip around the Biren Lake, one of the popular lakes, or Monasteries, Punhyen Glacier, or hike to Mount Manaslu Base Camp during the rest day at Samagaon.
  • Majestic view of glaciers, Lakes, rocks, and mountains of Mt. Manasalu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh, and many more on Nepal- Tibet border from high crossing Larkya la pass.
  • The unique cultural blend of Tibetan Nupri and Gurung inhabitants.
  • Ancient Buddhist stupas, monasteries, and Tibetan lifestyle.
  • Side-trip to Birendra Lake or Incredibly diverse scenery rich in wildlife.
  • An ancient trading route to Tibet.
  • Less crowded path than other trekking regions.

Overview

 Tsum Valley with Manaslu Circuit  Trek is a blend of exciting combinations covering nearly all parts of Nepal's Mid-West Himalayas. Located in the high Gorkha district, where the Old Trans Himalaya Salt Trade and Caravan Trail passed through this scenic valley.

Towards the border of Nepal and Tibet, where the natives of Tsum Valley and Manaslu still follow the Tibetan cultures. Adventure around the highland of Gorkha district beyond Ganesh, Manaslu Himalaya, on a less trekked region of Tsum valley and around Manaslu.

Tsum Valley with Manaslu Circuit falls within a restricted area of Nepal due to its close border to Tibet. The area was opened for trekkers in 1991 and the Tsum Valley trek in 2008 within the remote isolation of the Tibetan realm.

The valley is enriched with beautiful Gompas/monasteries, an exclusive region for trekking around the hidden Shangri-La, and a paradise. After reaching the highest settlement at Mu Gompa 3,800 m high, then on the trail of Manaslu Circuit. Where walk leads to a scenic valley through a number of lovely villages of Lo-Gaon, Bhi towards Sama-Gaon.

Located directly behind the great Manaslu range of peaks, Mt. Manaslu at 8,163 m towers high as the world’s 8th highest peak. In between massive Ganesh Himal towards the east with Annapurna Himalaya in the west with Damodar Himal around the north direction.

Tsum Valley & Manaslu Circuit Trekking starts from mid-hills at Barphak village after a drive from Kathmandu around Gorkha district. Walk follows up and downhill to Khorlabesi to join the main trail of Manaslu Circuit and Tsum valley.

Following Budi Gandaki to the mid-way where Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit separate from the village after Deng. From here strong Buddhism culture and tradition are similar to Tibetan custom, which the language of Manaslu and Tsum resembles. Adventure first leads to the hidden area of Tsum, known as the valley of happiness, an interesting country with isolated villages.

Following the trail through Chokanparo, Nile villages to the last settlement at Mu Gompa, located behind massive Ganesh Himal. After a wonderful experience around Tsum Valley exploring remote wilderness and its lovely villages facing tremendous views of snow Mountains.

Next adventure towards Manaslu high valley following the main trail of Manaslu Circuit, then reaching the end of Manaslu valley. Right at the base of the high Larke-La Pass, the forms a boundary of the Gorkha and Manang districts. 

The adventure leads to a steep long climb on top Larke-La Pass at 5,106 m high, and then downhill towards the Manang area. Walk back into the dense green forest of rhododendron and pine tree lines to Dharapani village, where the adventurous trek ends. From Dharapani village where the drive takes you to Kathmandu, after a memorable adventure around Tsum Valley & Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Best time to visit Manaslu Circuit With Tsum Valley Trek:

March to May and September to November are the best time to visit Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek. Weather conditions will be more stable at this time of year, which will make the journey more enjoyable. Be a part of this adventure journey, and we, Snowland are a team of adventurous enthusiastic workers so the safety and comfort of our guests is our team's first priority.

We will make sure, with us, that this journey will become a lifelong memory for you. For Manaslu Circuit Trek Cost or Tsum Upatyaka Manaslu Circuit Trek Travel Program or other information related to Tsum valley, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.


Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek Difficulty:

Manaslu and Tsum Valley trekking is a difficult trek. This trek is not for beginners as the terrain is very steep and uncomfortable. Crossing rivers, dense forests, sloping paths, and passes, there are many ups and downs along the way. You have to be physically and mentally strong to join this trek.

Mentally, the Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking program explores a very remote part of the western Himalayas where only a handful of travelers visit each year. Tourist infrastructure has not been developed on the route, services are limited. Before starting the trek, you should prepare, and that by exercising and taking a short walk.

Persistence and endurance are very important for survival on the journey. With our support team and expertise, you will be able to easily complete this adventurous trek without any problems.

Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek Permit:

The Manaslu area is a restricted area, which means you must obtain special permission from the Government of Nepal to hike in this part of the country. In addition, there are some rules that trekkers must follow in order to trek.

As a foreign trekker, you should trek in a group with at least trekkers (including license holder guides is mandatory) with the local travel agency. Similarly, you cannot get your Nepal Trekking License through an independent guide.

Manaslu Circuit Trek Permits:
September to November: USD 100 per person for the first seven days and an additional USD 15 per person per day from the eighth day onwards
December to August: USD 75 per person for the first seven days and an additional USD 10 per person per day from the eighth day onwards

Tsum Valley Trek Permits:
September to November: USD 40 per person for the first seven days and an additional USD 7 per person per day from the eighth day onwards
December to August: USD 30 per person for the first seven days and an additional USD 7 per person per day from the eighth day onwards

Besides that, you also have to take out the Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit. All of these permits can be obtained in Kathmandu, which is done by your trekking agency. 

Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) permit for foreigners – USD 30 
Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) permit for SAARC countries – USD 30
Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit for foreigners – USD 30
Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit for SAARC countries – USA 10

Food and accommodation during the trek:

We will always thrive on providing you with the best quality services at affordable prices For the trek, we can arrange accommodation and food according to you during the trekking.

We have good relations with many hotels, lodges, guesthouses, tea houses, and restaurants along the trek. Accommodation will be simple and very decent during the trek. We will stay in a tea house or lodge on the way. Rooms will be comfortable and most teahouses will have electricity, good bathroom management, hot showers, Wi-Fi, and more. However, housing at higher altitudes can be more expensive.

During the trek, you can choose different types of food like Continental, Indian, etc. according to your need. However, ordinary Nepali rice, pulses, and vegetables are found at higher altitudes as they are cleaner and fresher. It is always recommended to keep a water purification bottle or some kind of water purification tablet.

high altitude sickness Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trekking:

Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trekking will be a lifetime memory in your life. We do not recommend this trek if you are unfit. When you are going to a higher place, you may have problems with high altitude so you drink a lot of water, fluids, and garlic soup and enough calories are good for the high altitude you have other serious problems you will need to be admitted to the hospital soon in which case you call for a rescue helicopter and if you fall ill while trekking in Manaslu area our staff will help you with the necessary rescue and evacuation. If you have medical insurance the rescue helicopter payment will be covered by the insurance company so medical insurance is required to do this hike.

Telephone and Internet Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trekking:

Few places are available for telephone and internet. You can get an internet password from the hotel counter for the telephone and internet costs will be extra. The mobile network will be more accessible near Manaslu, while in Tsum valley, you will have to live without net and telephone communication.

electricity Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trekking:

Most lodges/guest houses charge extra for charging batteries. Normal electricity is available in most places towards Manaslu and some places in Sum Valley. There is electricity or solar power where you can recharge your camera battery, laptop, mobile, etc. for which you will be charged extra which is not much.

Drinking Water Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trekking:

Bottled water is available en route to the final village of Manaslu and the Tsum Valley trek. You can buy boiled water from the lodge or tea house or use iodine or a water purifier to purify the water.

Equipment & Packing List for Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trekking:

The following list is a guideline to help you pack your trekking Manaslu Circuit  Equipment. The weight limit for your luggage is 16 kg or 33 pounds. Remember that your luggage will be carried by our porter. However, you are required to carry a small day- pack with your valuables or anything important. We advise you to pack only what is necessary.

Important Items: Airline tickets; Valid passport; 2 extra passport size photos; Photocopy of your passport; Insurance paper; Dollars, Pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying at restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks and to purchase your own drinks and gifts; Credit Card (Visa/ Master Card) for withdrawing cash from cash machines if needs.

For Head: Sun Hat; Bandana or head scarf; Headlamp with extra batteries; Sun Glasses with UV protection.

For Upper Body: Shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves); Lightweight thermal tops; Fleece Jacket or Wool Sweater; Wind Cheater jacket; Down Jacket

For Lower Body: 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms; 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers; 1 pair of waterproof shell pants and 1 pair of hiking trousers.

For Hands: 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves and 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.

For Feet: 2 pairs of thin inner socks; 2 pairs of poly or wool socks; 1 pair of Hiking boots (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support); 1 pair of running shoes and/or sandals.

Other Useful Items: 1 sleeping bag (good to -20 degrees C or 28 degrees F); Rucksack and Travel Bags; 1 large duffel bag; A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables; Small padlocks for duffel- bags; 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional); Digital camera; 2 water bottles (1 liter each); disposable rubbish sacks; Toiletries: 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel; Toothbrush/paste; Multi-purpose soap; Deodorants; Nail clippers; Face and body moisturizer; Tissue /toilet roll; hiking poles, snack food (chocolate/ biscuits); umbrella; reading book or pack of cards (for leisure time during trekking).

Medical: Your daily taking medicine if any; small personal first aid kit; Aspirin, plasters (band-aids); Sunscreen; lip balms; Anti-diarrhea pills; Anti-headache pills; A cough and/or cold medicine; Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide; Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin.

Digital camera; 2 water bottles (1 liter each); disposable rubbish sacks; Toiletries: 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel; Toothbrush/paste; multi-purpose soap; Deodorants; Nail clippers; Face and body moisturizer; Tissue /toilet roll; hiking poles, snack food (chocolate/ biscuits); umbrella; reading book or pack of cards (for leisure time during trekking).

Note: If any items are not available in your hometown you can buy them in Trekking Store in Kathmandu before you embark on trekking. 

Important Note

  • The cost will be valued by Your standard of hotels, service, group size, and other extra activities. Please kindly let us know.
  • The above itinerary is basically a guideline. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free,  please contact us, if you don't have long holidays,  we do customized days (19 to 22 days), according to your fitness and walking spirit.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

After your arrival in Kathmandu, our representatives will be there to greet you. Shortly after the welcome, you will be transferred to a good hotel in Kathmandu. You will meet your trekking guide after you've freshened up who will detail you on the trip. You will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine for dinner as a welcome gesture. 

Accommodation: Three-star category Hotel in Kathmandu, Distance: 5 Kilometers from Airpot to Thamel.

Day

2

After your morning breakfast, you will be taken for a tour of spiritual attractions around Kathmandu Valley. These historic, religious landmarks are world heritage sites and you'll immerse yourself in the different rituals and the cultural diversity found in the capital.

The Monkey Temple (Swayambhunath), Lord Shiva Temple (Pashupatinath), and Buddhist Shrine (Bouddhanth) are popular destinations where you will find lots of different religious activities and rituals being performed. In the afternoon, you will have an orientation and trip discussion. You should prepare for your trip starting tomorrow.

 Meals: Breakfast, Accommodation: Three-star category Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day

3
Today Start your wonderful Manaslu circuit and Tsum valley trek, early morning level to Kathmandu to Barpak Gorkha distract take to 6 hours of drive through the hilly roads and Prithvi highway, you will reach Barpak. The drive takes you through hilly sceneries, and you can experience the lifestyle of people living in the capital of medieval Nepal. Gorkha distracts and Barpak, Laprak is a historical, cultural place, and seen and known for the local community environment, and history, who come to Nepal don't forget Barpak valley.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Barpak, Distance: 178 Kilometers.

Day

4

On this day, you will trek east into the main valley of the Budi Gandaki River. A small ascend takes you to the pass of Gupsi Dada (3000m) where you can enjoy the beautiful panorama of Buddhi, Ganesh Himal, mt.Manaslu, Shringi, and Langtang range. From the pass, you will descend to Barpak and Laprak which is a beautiful Gurung community. There are no words to describe the beautiful place. I am sure will get a lot of fun and satisfaction from visiting this place.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Laprak, Distance: 10 Kilometer.

Day

5

Today after breakfast trek to Khorlabesi today our destination, trekking eastward to Manaslu main valley, you will descend from Larpak to cross a suspension bridge. A steep climb passing the village of Singla provides magnificent views of Manaslu Himal and the range. You will descend down to Kholrabesi you trek with scenic wonderful views of local society along the way.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Khorlabesi, Distance: 11 -13 Kilometer.

Day

6

After breakfast lead the way to Jagat, today you will meet a lot of people taking to Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley trek, after a short trek along the trail, you will reach Tatopani, a natural hot spring. From there, you cross the suspension bridge of the Budhi Gandaki River and climb on a ridge to Dobhan.

You will set the trail on the rugged rail of Duman. The trail can be difficult due to the stone stairs but you are rewarded with the wondrous nature and its scenery. Trekking along the Budhi Gandaki River and we are entry Manaslu restricted area will start from here, short climb to reach the village of Jagat. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Jagat, Distance: 10.4 Kilometer.

Day

7
On this day, you will trek towards Salleri along the rocky ridge. The trail continues to Ghatta Khola, passes upstream to a long suspension bridge, and reaches Philim, Philim is a beautiful village. A series of striking suspension bridges dominate our path today as we steadily make our way up the trail past numerous waterfalls towards the Gurung village of Philim and its pretty setting.

From there the trail climbs again and branches away into Tsum Valley, with the striking image of Ganesh Himal and Shringi Himal drawing our attention as we make our approach to Lopka to end our day on the trail.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Lokpa, Distance: 10.5 Kilometer.

Day

8

one this day after having breakfast lead to way Chumling, Lush jungle and three more suspension bridges usher us into the mystical Buddhist valley, and after an initial sharp climb, the rest of our hike to Chumling is a fairly leisurely one that allows us to relax and take in the beauty of the valley. You will arrive at Chumling shortly after passing a few villages. There is an old unexplored Chumling gompa along the stone streets in the village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Chumling, Distance: 7.8 Kilometer.

Day

9

Today morning after having breakfast, Crossing the suspension bridge beginning the trek from Chumling. You can enjoy the terrific views of the Ganesh Himal more snow coverage mountain and forest hill rocks mountain.

Trekking along the Rainjham and Serpu Khola leads to the unexplored hidden valley of Tsum. A steep climb leads to Chhokangparo which lets you enjoy the amazing views of wondrous Himalchuli (7893m). 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Chumling, Distance: 7.5 Kilometer

Day

10

Today one can walk for 5-6 hours from Chekampar to the Nile. We can visit Milarepa Cave (locals call it Piren Phu). The entry fee was NPR 300 as of 2015. Although it is an easy walk to the Nile; We can feel the height while going up so it is recommended to walk lightly up Chokhangparo, it is better to be careful of height problems. We hike through Phurba and Pangdun.

 Leaving the old historical Stupa of the Buddha, one crosses the village of Chule, ascends the upper stream, crosses the bridge, and finally arrives at the Nile. If you consider we can visit the famous monastery of Chule located at the top of your area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in the Nile, Distance: 5 Kilometer.

Day

11

Today After having breakfast; We go on a walking tour to make a day of exploring the famous and religious Mu Gompa without carrying our luggage. Now we are approaching the border of Tibet. we are along the western edge of the valley through the Tibetan landscape.

On this day, you will trek west of the valley climbing up to Mu Gompa. You will get the amazing landscapes of Tibetan Peaks and Ganesh Himal as you will be close to the Tibetan border, you will not find local houses, but a few yak farms in the rugged region. You can explore the area after your lunch at Bhajyo.  Rachen Gumba is a nunnery in the Shiar Khola Valley since 1905 A.D. It is one of the largest nunneries in the region. 

You can enjoy the splendid painting interiors which are filled with Buddhist mural paintings. You will continue trekking south and descend to reach Chhokam paro. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Chekam Paro, Distance: 12.10 Kilometer.

Day

12

This morning after having breakfast you start to trek for Lokpal, it is the same way back to Lokpa via Chumling again though there is an alternative trail via Ripchet that detour at the bridge. Here, we will be following the trail into the forest again which takes 6 to 7 hours. Spending a night at Lokpa we will arrange to shift towards Deng.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Lokpa, Distance: 17.8 Kilometer.

Day

13

the northern route, you will pass the village of Dorjon Kharkha and Rana. After crossing a large suspension bridge in the main valley of Manaslu Budhi Gandaki river, and trekking for a while you will reach the village of Deng for an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Deng, Distance: 13 Kilometer.

Day

14

Today you will trek along a relatively flat terrain initially. The trail slowly ascends through the forest arriving at Namrung. You can enjoy the wonderful panorama of Manaslu and other peaks from the trail.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Namrung, Distance: 19 Kilometers.

Day

15

You will be trekking the Buddhism-influenced region again. You will trek along with the spiritual architects and influences along the trail. Climbing through the forest of Lhi serves the spectacular rise of Ganesh Himal. After descending to Sho, you will take another steep climb and reach the campsite, which is on a ridge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Lho, Distance: 10 Kilometers.

Day

16

You will follow the small tributary of Budi Gandaki along the shady fir forest. After a short climb to a plateau reaches the village, Shayla. You will find surrounded by high mountains: Himal Chuli, Peak 29, Manaslu, and the range.

You can see large glaciers, snowy summits, and the high-standing Ganesh Himal. At the end of the village, stays a monastery of Sama. The village is inhabited by Tibetans and you can get a rich experience of the Buddhist culture.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Sama-Gaon, Distance: 9 Kilometers.

Day

17

Today, it is rest and acclimatization day as it is very important to get acclimatized considering AMS (Altitude Mountain Sickness). The elevation goes higher and the air becomes thinner now. It is always suggested to hike higher and sleep lower which makes you properly acclimatized, drinking more water is recommended. Hike slow and gentle walk is always wise.

 If you feel fine and strong; Sama Gaun offers several days-long hikes. Day hike to Pungyen Gompa, Manaslu Base Camp, and Excursion to Birendra Lake is very popular to do day excursion.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Samagaon, Distance: 10 Kilometers.

Day

18

Trek down to Budi Gandaki and follow the river north. Taking the left trail leads to Manaslu Base Camp. The Larkya La trail will pass through several Mani walls and leads to a shelf above the river passing the lush forests of Juniper and Birch in Kermo Khalkha.

You will climb down the shelf, cross a wooden bridge, and climb steeply on a promontory between the forks of the Budhi Gandaki River. You will reach Samdo after passing through a large white Kani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Samdo, Distance: 9 Kilometers.

Day

19

Continuing your walk down the edge, you will cross a wooden bridge and start trekking uphill. You will cross multiple streams and can witness the amazing Larkya Glacier. Going around the valley of Salka Khola and taking a small climb reaches the stone guest house at 4450m.

The guest house is more of a shelter and is called a Dharmashala. You will stay at the Dharmashala in Larkya Phedi and camp for the night. Tomorrow you will cross the famous Larkya Pass.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Dharmashala, Distance: 8 Kilometers.

Day

20

Taking an early start, you will trek across the moraines of the glacier, ascending gradually into the steppe, a challenging trail. After the climb, you will reach the Larkya Pass, where you will savor the spectacular views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kanguru, and the huge Annapurna II.

After the spectacular views of the sky-high mountains, you will trek to Bimtang along the rugged low land pastures. You will reach Bimtang experiencing the evening mist coming in from Manaslu. It's a wonderful experience you would not want to miss.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Bhimtang, Distance: 24.7 Kilometers.

Day

21

Today you will descend from Bimthang (3590m) to Dharapani (1860m). The trail could be difficult due to the rugged trail and great descent. From the valley of Burdin Khola, you will pass rhododendron forests reaching Karcher which is the highest cultivating place in the valley.

You will descend to the village of Gho. Following the north bank of the river, you will reach Tilje and cross the wooden bridge of Dudh Khola and continue the trail to Dharapani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse Dharapani, Distance: 24.3 Kilometers.

Day

22

Today after having breakfast, you drive to Besi Sahar from Dharpani, you will through the interesting villages of Bhulbhule, Khudi, etc. These villages have terrace fields on the banks of the Marshyangdi River, and the villages are clung very high to the hillsides, and flat valleys and reach the village of Tal (1675m). The village of Tal stays at the foot of a large waterfall, with an amazing climate.

Following the drive, you reach Chyamje and drive A steep descent from the Jagat through the Marshyangdi valley to reach Syange. A last the rugged trail reaches Besi Sahar and touches the urbanization. You will rest at Besisahar and drive back to Kathmandu tomorrow.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Guesthouse in Besisahar, Distance: 58 Kilometers.

Day

23

You will take a drive back to Kathmandu along the banks of Marshyangdi and the Trishuli River. The hour-long drive is filled with picturesque scenery of the high hills, a glimpse of mountains, terrace farming, and villages. After you reach Kathmandu, you can spend the rest of the day resting or strolling around the valley shopping for souvenirs.

You will have a grand farewell dinner, enjoy the amazing meals and celebrate the success of the journey.

Kathmandu or Pokhara:

Drive time: 6 to 7 hours, Distance: Besisar Kathmandu 178 kilometers, Distance: Besisar to Pokhara 106 kilometers, Accommodation: Three-star category hotel in Kathmandu, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day

24

The amazing, wondrous, long, strenuous journey has officially ended. You will have enough time before your flight to organize photos, trade emails with your companions, or shop/stroll around.

Our representative will drop you at the International Airport and say goodbye. As you board your flight and reach the clouds, you will remember trekking above the misty clouds, and you will wish to come back to Nepal for another exciting adventure.

We trust you made some incredible memories with us. Thank you, have a safe journey home.

Meal: Breakfast Included.

Inclusions

  • The airport picks up and drops by private vehicle.
  • Three-night accommodation Three-star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast/WIFI included (Twin share base).
  • Kathmandu sightseeing comfortable private touristic van with a tour guide. 
  • Professional English-speaking trekking guide with a first aid kit.
  • Stuff, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment.
  • Three times meals during the treks (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and cup of tea).
  • Public bus Kathmandu to Barpak.
  • All special permits for Manaslu & Tsum valley region.
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • Annapurna conservation area permits.
  • Manaslu Conservation area permits. 
  • The Sharing in jeep Dharpani to Besi Sahar, and public bus transports Besi Sahar to Kathmandu, Pokhara.
  • Tourist’s service charge, vat.
  • International airfare & Nepali visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner while you are in Kathmandu.
  • personal expenses (phone. Call, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, trekking person equipment, etc...).
  • Porter during the trek (1 Porter between 2 people, 380$ USD per porter).
  • Travel insurance.
  • private transportation from Kathmandu to the trek start point Barpak is 112$ USD and the trek endpointDharpani -Besi Sahar to Kathmandu 271 $ USD.
  • Donation and entrance fee during a sightseeing tour.
  • Tips for staff (it is expected).

Complimentary

    • Farewell dinner in a famous Nepali restaurant with a Nepali culture dance program.
    • Manaslu area trekking map.
    • Seasonal Fruits during the trek.
    • Sleeping bag during the trek, (refundable after the trek).
    • Trekking Pools (to be returned after completion of the trip).

Frequently Asked Questions

Compared to other popular areas of trekking Tsum valley and Manaslu Circuit is fairly newly opened areas for trekking. 1991 Manaslu has been allowed for outside visitors since 1991 and Tsum Valley late during 2008. Buts all travelers require special permits to enter around this restricted region of Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit.

Starts with a moderate walk with a climb to Barphak village and downhill to join the main trail of Manaslu Circuit and Tsum valley. The walking trail is well maintained by villagers, the only hard section is going steep uphill for some hours for a few days, on reaching Manaslu and Tsum Valley, walk-on gradual ups and downs. The only tough steep climb is on the day crossing high Larke-La pass, where the climb is of more than 3-4 hours till you reach on top of Larke-La pass at5,106 m and 16,752 feet high. From the pass, a long descend to Bhimthang and then on the gradual downhill with a few short climb to Dharapani village where the walk ends then drive back to Kathmandu.

Mt. Manaslu is listed as the world's 8th highest mountain with a series of satellite peaks such as Bauddha and Himal Chuli peaks above 7,000 m high, Mt. Manaslu is 8,163 m and 26, 781 feet high. Located Nepal Far North Mid-West Himalaya, on Old Himalaya Trans Himalaya Salt Trade and Caravan Route Trails of Nepal and Tibet / China.

At present motorable has extended till Machha-Khola and close to Barphak village which saves two days of trekking duration, and after crossing high Larke-la pass, on entering Manang area, the motorable road meets at Dharapani village at the end of the trek. Where one drives back to Kathmandu or stays overnight at Besisar town before heading to Kathmandu.

As per the season, normally morning and late afternoon till night time it gets much cold, including on shady places away from sun-lights. In the high trekking season from March to May, the weather is fine and clear with sunny days, maximum temperatures of + 20 to + 25 degrees Celsius, minimum of - 5 to - 10 degrees Celsius, especially from Sama village till Larke-La Pass. Where the wind-chill factor adds colder.

In autumn/fall which is one of the best and high seasons, + 16 to + 20 degrees Celsius, minimum of - 10 to - 15 degrees Celsius, especially from Sama and Samdu village till Dharapani is reached with coldest wind-chill factor on crossing Larke-La Pass. However, walking keeps you warm as well inside the cozy lodge, after ending a nice scenic trek of the day.

During the high season gets more trekkers during spring and autumn, due to the restricted trekking zone, where trekkers must obtain a special permit to enter the high Manaslu valley. Where visitors need to pay a special extra fee that makes less number of trekkers than other normal mainstream trekking destinations of Nepal Himalaya. At present, it is getting more popular where the number of trekkers has increased over the years.


Normally, all trekkers are aware of traveling around Asian and developing countries, the only major problem trekkers can find is altitude sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). However, some trekkers can get sick like diarrhea and from high altitude walks for normal symptoms rest for a few days till the victims' recovers and is able to continue walking.

But in a severe and serious situation, the only way of fast and immediate emergency rescue is by helicopter service, to reach the nearest hospital and medical care. In this emergency case where victims have to bear all the expenses to be claimed from their health and medical insurance.

Barphak village lodges of homely type with nice simple huts but clean rooms and food menu is limited. But from Jagat to Sama-Gaon the lodges are much better with good food with a long list of food menus. Around Tsum valley the lodges are simple and basic, with normal good meals, but as you reach large villages foods of various choices from Continental, Indian, Chinese, and Tibetan with typical Nepalese foods. Most lodges have common baths and toilets due to harsh terrain and cold climate.

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