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Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trekking -17 Days

17 Days Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek Facts

Trip Facts

Weather

Weather -10°C to 20°C View Weather Detail

Duration

Duration 17 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Moderate View Difficulty Detail

Accommodation

Accommodation Lodges/Home Stay

Meals Included

Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Best Season

Best Season Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April, May

Transportation

Transportation Bus/Jeep

Daily Activity

Daily Activity Approx. 5 - 6 hours

Religion

Religion Buddhism

Ethnic People

Ethnic People Gurung, Tibetan, Tamang

Geographic Terrain

Geographic Terrain Mountain, Forest, Village, Lake, Terrace, Hills, Waterfall

Region of Nepal

Region of Nepal Manaslu Region, Gorkha

Max. Altitude

Max. Altitude 5106m./16849ft.

Overview

17 Days Tsum Valley and Manaslu trekking will offer you chances to immerse yourself in Mother Nature’s splendor. The 17-days Tsum Valley and Manaslu trek starts with a picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Machhakhola. Then, a series of ascents and descents along the bank of the Budhi Gandaki takes you to Chhokangparo via Jagat, Lokpa, and Chumling. At Chhokangparo, you visit the ancient nunnery of Rachen Gompa and explore the sacred cave of Milarepa before you reach Mu Gompa. The trail traces back to Lokpa from Mu Gompa to join the Manaslu circuit.

You walk past various ethnic settlements like Ghap and Dharmashala to reach Larkya La Pass. The Larkya La Pass (5160 m) is the highest point of this trek and affords you an astounding view of the glittering peaks of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, Him Chuli, and many others. Finally, the trail descends from Larkya La and passes along the Marsyandi River to Dharapani, where you drive to Kathmandu via Besisahar.

Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trekking are strenuous, but acclimatization days help make your Trip comfortable. You require the restricted area permits for Manaslu and Tsum, along with the Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit.

In 17 Days, Trekkers will venture into the secluded Tsum Valley, an area rich in Buddhist culture and heritage, and interact with the Indigenous Tsumba community. Along with culture and heritage interaction, this trek provides a physical challenge with its high altitudes and rugged terrain.

Highlight Of 17 Days Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trekking

  • Majestic views of Manaslu (8,163m)
  • Breathtaking landscapes: lush forests, terraced fields, alpine meadows.
  • Exploration of Tsum Valley: ancient Buddhist monasteries, traditional Tibetan villages.
  • Interaction with hospitable locals preserving conventional Tibetan culture.
  • Visits to historic Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa monasteries.
  • Crossing Larkya La Pass (5,106m) with panoramic mountain views.
  • Diverse flora and fauna in the Manaslu Conservation Area, including snow leopards and red pandas.
  • Traditional villages: Jagat, Deng, Namrung, Samagaon
  • Optional side trip to Manaslu Base Camp.
  • Trek around the foothills of Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), the eighth-highest mountain in the world.
  • Amazing backdrop view of Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal.
  • Cross the Larkya La Pass, the longest mountain pass in Nepal.
  • Visit ancient Buddhist Gompas (monasteries), including Rachen Gompa.
  • Understand the unique lifestyle and culture of the Tibetan and Gurung people.
  • Explore the dramatic landscapes and natural beauty of the Tsum Valley.

Trek Difficulty in Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek

  • High Altitude: Trekking to over 5,000 meters (16,400 feet) can lead to altitude sickness, which requires proper acclimatization.
  • Long Duration: The trek usually takes 17-18 days, requiring good physical fitness and stamina.
  • Rugged Terrain: Includes steep ascents, descents, and rocky paths, demanding good trekking skills.
  • Remote Location: Limited access to facilities and medical services, requiring self-sufficiency and preparation.
  • Weather Conditions: Variability in weather, with cold temperatures and the possibility of snow, necessitates appropriate clothing and gear.
  • Altitude Effects: Altitude can cause symptoms like headache, nausea, and fatigue, affecting trekking performance.
  • Limited Accommodations: Basic teahouses along the route may have limited facilities, requiring flexibility and adaptation.
  • Permits and Regulations: Requires obtaining necessary permits, adhering to local regulations, and adding logistical considerations.
  • Trekking Experience: Recommended for experienced trekkers due to its difficulty and the need for trekking skills and experience.
January
-10°C to 5°C
February
-8°C to 7°C
March
-5°C to 10°C
April
0°C to 15°C
May
5°C to 18°C
June
7°C to 19°C
July
8°C to 20°C
August
8°C to 19°C
September
5°C to 18°C
October
0°C to 15°C
November
-5°C to 10°C
December
-8°C to 5°C

Best time for the Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek

Spring (March to May)

Spring is a vibrant and colorful time in the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley, with temperatures ranging from -5°C to 18°C. The weather is mild and pleasant. However, as one of the more popular seasons for trekking, especially in late April and May, expect some crowds along the way.

Summer (June to August)

From June to August, summer in the region coincides with the monsoon season, bringing temperatures ranging from 7°C to 20°C. Landslides are also a concern during this time. While the lush greenery can be pretty beautiful, trekking during the monsoon season is challenging and not recommended due to the difficult trail conditions.

Autumn (September to November)

Autumn is the best time to trek in the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley from September to November. The temperatures range from 5°C to 18°C. The weather is stable, with clear skies providing stunning views of the mountains. However, as one of the most popular trekking seasons, expect some crowds on the trails.

Winter (December to February)

The region experiences cold temperatures and snowfall from December to February, ranging from -10°C to 7°C. This season brings quieter trails, offering a more peaceful trekking experience. However, trekking in winter presents challenges due to the cold weather and the possibility of snow blocking the trails.

17 Days Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trekking Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Drive to Machha Khola

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

180km/ ( Av.10 hours)

Accommodation

Larke Peak Hotel or similar category

Altitude

(869m. /2867ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your exciting journey starts with a bus drive along the Prithvi Highway from Kathmandu. A smooth drive on a black-topped road takes you to Dhading Bensi, where the road turns upward to Gola Bhanjyang and slopes down to Ankhu Khola. At Arughat, you cross the Budhi Gandaki River and drive further to reach Sotikhola. We went for two more hours and finally reached Machhakhola. This ten-hour drive rewards you with scenic villages, rivers, terraced farms, and a good view of Mount Manaslu and Ganesh. Overnight stay at Machhakhola.

Day 2

Trek to Jagat

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

20km Uphill hike
(Av.07 hours)

Accommodation

New Mongolian Cottage or similar Category

Altitude

(1410m. /3990ft)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, you follow the upstream trail to the small village of Khola Bensi. As you continue further, you encounter the natural hot springs at Tatopani. Then, you cross a suspension bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River and walk past the landslide area to reach Dobhan. Again, you cross a suspension bridge over Yaru Khola and climb the stone stairs at Thado Bharyang. The ascending path finally leads you to the beautiful village of Jagat. You enter the Manaslu Conservation Area, requiring a special conservation area permit. Overnight in Jagat.

Day 3

Trek to Lokpa

Day 3 Facts

Trekking Time Average

16km Uphill hike
(Av.06 hours)

Accommodation

Lokpa Guest House or similar category

Altitude

(2240m. /6339ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you’ll walk through the protected territories of the Manaslu conservation area. Starting along the bank of the Budhi Gandaki, you walk past the attractive settlements of Salleri, Sirdibas, and Philim. As you trek further, the trail branches off into two at Ekle Bhatti, where you choose the trail to Tsum Valley. You keep climbing along the bank of Budhi Gandaki, encounter a waterfall on the way, and finally reach Lokpa. Lokpa is the first village in Tsum Valley that affords you a spectacular view of the Manaslu range, including Himalchuli and Boudha Himal. Overnight in Lokpa.

Day 4

Trek to Chhokangparo

Day 4 Facts

Trekking Time Average

16km Uphill hike
(Av.06 hours)

Accommodation

New Milarepa Hotel or similar category

Altitude

(3010m. /9933ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

From Lokpa, you follow the descending trail to the Lungwa River and walk uphill to Gumling through the dense rhododendrons and pine forests. Then, you will cross Syar Khola and reach the village of Chumling. On the way to Chumling, you can enjoy a clear view of Baudha Himal and Ganesh Himal.

Mani Dhungyur and Gurwa Gompa are impressive monasteries in Chumling that draw every trekker’s attention. From Chumling, you continue your trek to Chhokang Paro as you cross several streams. Chhokang, a part of the upper Tsum Valley, offers an excellent view of Shringi Himal (7161 m). The warm hospitality of local people with Tibetan tea will be a memorable experience.

Day 5

Head to Mu Gompa

Day 5 Facts

Trekking Time Average

15km Uphill hike
(Av.06 hours)

Accommodation

Gumpa Lodge or similar category

Altitude

(3800 m. /10754ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trail scales up from Chhokangparo along the side of Shiar Khola to Rachen Gompa, an ancient nunnery of Tsum Valley. As you continue your trek, you see people busy on their farms. After passing Lamagaon, you encounter a Piren Phu/ Milarepa cave adorned with colorful prayer flags. The walls of this cave have ancient Buddhist paintings and arcane scripts that mark the socio-religious importance of this cave.

After exploring the cave, you continue walking past the Nile and Chule villages and finally reach Mu Gompa. Mu Gompa is the largest monastery in the area, with hundreds of monks living there. The evening prayer at the Mu Gompa monastery is sure to delight. Overnight in Mu Gompa.

Day 6

Excursion day to Mu Gompa

Day 6 Facts

Trekking Time Average

Excursion around

Accommodation

Gumpa Lodge or similar category

Altitude

(3800 m. /10754ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you will roam around the Mu Gompa area, exploring the natural beauty and experiencing the vibrant atmosphere and spiritual bliss. This place offers beautiful views of the mountain peaks and beautiful pastures. A day of acclimatization will help you adapt to the high altitude and thin air. Overnight in Mu Gompa.

Day 7

Trek to Chhokangparo

Day 7 Facts

Trekking Time Average

18km Down/Uphill hike
(Av.06 hours)

Accommodation

New Milarepa Hotel or similar category

Altitude

(3010m. /9933ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you retrace the path back to Chhokangparo via Rachen Gompa. You walk past the monasteries, villages, and terraced farms and reach the Milarepa cave. From there, you continue to the monastery of Rachen Gompa. Then, you follow the trail along the bank of Sotikhola to reach Chhokangparo. Overnight in Chhokangparo.

Day 8

Head to Lokpa

Day 8 Facts

Trekking Time Average

16km Down/Uphill hike
(Av.06 hours)

Accommodation

Lokpa Guest House or similar category

Altitude

(2240m. /6339ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you leave Chhokangparo to walk along the familiar trail to Lokpa. Bidding goodbye to the beautiful people of Chhokangparo and the impressive monasteries in the village, you walk on the downhill trail to reach Chumling. Chumling looks attractive at the backdrop of Baudha and Ganesh Himal. As you leave Chumling, you cross Syar Khola and reach Gumling, from where the trail descends to the Lungwa River. Then, you walk along the ascending trail and reach Lokpa. Overnight in Lokpa.

Day 9

Trek to Ghap

Day 9 Facts

Trekking Time Average

16km Uphill hike
(Av.06 hours)

Accommodation

Ghap Cottage Guest House or similar category

Altitude

(2380m. /7808ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, you leave Lokpa and cross a bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River to reach Nyak. Then, you enter a narrow gorge. After a series of ascent and descent, you cross a suspension bridge again to reach Nupri. You tread through the bamboo forest to reach Deng, an attractive Gurung village. The Shringi Himal (7161 m) looks magnificent in the north as you walk past the Mani walls and cross the bridges over the Budhi Gandaki. Finally, you stop at Ghap for an overnight stay.

Day 10

Trek to Lho

Day 10 Facts

Trekking Time Average

16km Uphill hike
(Av.06 hours )

Accommodation

Majestic Guest House or similar category

Altitude

(3180m. /10494ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

As you leave Ghap, you walk on a steep trail through the bamboo and rhododendron forest, cross streams several times and then reach Namrung. From Namrung, you continue to walk past the village of Sho, several Mani walls, and a landslide area to get to the attractive village of Lho. The town of Lho affords you the stunning views of Manaslu (8163 m), Himal Chuli (7983 m), Ngadi Chuli (7971 m), and other surrounding mountain peaks. Overnight in Lho.

Day 11

Trek to Sama Gaun

Day 11 Facts

Trekking Time Average

13km Uphill hike
(Av.05 hours )

Accommodation

Manaslu Hotel or similar category

Altitude

(3360m. /11024ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, you follow the ascending trail on the right side of the Budhi Gandaki River while enjoying the excellent view of Mt. Manaslu and other mountain peaks. You walk through the rhododendron forest and pass several small monasteries and Mani walls before you reach Shyala, an attractive village relying on yaks and potato farms. Then, you cross a bridge over Numla Khola, descend to the broad valley, and walk past the small settlements to reach Sama village. Overnight in Sama Gaun.

Day 12

Acclimatization day/ Exploring around

Day 12 Facts

Trekking Time Average

Excursion around

Accommodation

Manaslu Hotel or similar category

Altitude

(3360m. /11024ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The rest of the day allows you to adapt to the high altitude and cope with the thin air. Besides, you’ll have time to explore the natural and cultural beauty of Sama Gaun. A side trip to Birendra Lake or Pungyen Gompa can be exciting. The evening prayers at a nearby gompa can be a delightful experience that is enough to solace and make peace in your heart and mind. Overnight Stay in Sama Gaun.

Day 13

Trek to Samdo

Day 13 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12km Uphill hike
(Av.04 hours )

Accommodation

Zambala Guest House or similar category

Altitude

(3780m. /12402ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, descend to the Budhi Gandaki River and climb up the trail to Birendra Lake and Manaslu Base Camp. Then, you walk through the forested hills on a more accessible track to Kermo Kharka. The trail climbs further, and you cross a wooden bridge over the Budhi Gandaki before you reach Samdo. The Samdo peaks shine like a diamond on the northern horizon. Besides, the glacial basin to the east and Syacha Glacier to the north of Sama Valley make a spectacular view. Overnight in Samdo.

Day 14

Trek to Dharmasala

Day 14 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12km Uphill hike
(Av.04 hours)

Accommodation

Larke Peak Guest House/Zambapa Guest House

Altitude

(4200m. /13780ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning, you walk amid the green fields of Samdo village and cross the Budhi Gandaki for the last time at Larkya Bazaar. Then, the Syacha Glacier comes into sight. You climb the trail and enter the narrow gorge towards the Larkya Glacier. You continue walking until you reach Dharmashala, where you can relish the charming views of Larke Peak (6249 m) and Naike Peak (6211 m). Overnight in Dharmashala.

Day 15

Trek to Bimtang

Day 15 Facts

Trekking Time Average

15km Up/downhill hike
(Av.08 hours )

Accommodation

Punker Cottage House or similar category

Altitude

(2200m. /7218ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You leave Dharmashala early in the morning and climb up a ridge leading to the moraine of Larkya Glacier. As you trek further, you’ll see arrays of beautiful frozen lakes shining like a giant diamond stone. Walking through Larkya La Glacier, you reach Larkya La Pass, the longest mountain Pass in Nepal. The top of the pass affords the most stunning view of Cheo Himal, Himlung, Gyaji Kung, Kangguru, and Annapurna II. From the pass, you descend to Dangboche Kharka and follow the trail to the attractive Bimthang valley via Salpudanda Glacier. Overnight in Bimthang.

Day 16

Trek to Tilje

Day 16 Facts

Trekking Time Average

16km downhill hike
(Av.06 hours)

Accommodation

Lodge in Tilje

Altitude

(2100m. /6930ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, you walk through the icy glaciers and descend to a more accessible trail along the forested hills of rhododendrons, oak, and pines. The trail slopes down further to reach Kharche via Hampuk Sangure Khare and Guha. Then, you walk past the Gurung settlements of Tilije. Overnight in Tilje.

Day 17

Trek to Dharapani - Drive to Kathmandu

Day 17 Facts

Trekking Time Average

3km/01 hour walk/
210km./08 hours drive

Altitude

(1295m./4273ft.)

Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, a short trek to Dharapani, then you catch a jeep at Dharapani and drive along the bumpy road to Besisahar. The ride can be rough but rewards you with beautiful views of mountains, hilly settlements, cultivated fields, and fantastic landscapes. After driving for four hours, continue driving to Kathmandu to end your incredible journey by bus. This drive will be more comfortable than the drive from Dharapani to Besisahar, as you’ll be driving on a smooth black-topped road today. After five hours, you’ll reach Kathmandu and finally have some time to rest after a 17-day-long trek.

What do you get in the Trip?

Included

  • Tribhuwan International Airport transfer ( Airport – Hotel – Airport)   in Kathmandu  .
  • All meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  • Lodge accommodation ( Twin share basis) during the trekking.
  • One experienced, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, specialized in Tsum and Manaslu trekking region and government authorized trekking guide and required porters ( One porter for two persons)
  • Guide and porter’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance, transportation and equipments.
  • Overland transport as per mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Manaslu special permit, Tsum valley special permit, ACAP ( Annapurna conservation area project) and MCAP ( Manaslu conservation area project).
  • A trekking map, duffel bag, Oxygen saturation check up everyday, Water purification, first aid medical, company t-shirt and trekking company certificate.
  • Assistance for emergency rescue evacuation.
  • Government tax and service charge.
  • Public Liability Insurance.

What's Not Included

  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as tea/coffee, coke, fanta, mineral water, beer, hot shower, battery charge, boiled water , phone bill and laundry. .
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters.( Highly suggested ).

Route Map

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Group Discounts Available

Group of 2 - 4 $1,300.00 PP $1,100.00 PP
Group of 5 - 8 $1,260.00 PP $1,060.00 PP
Group of 9 - 12 $1,220.00 PP $1,020.00 PP
Group of 13 - 16 $1,180.00 PP $980.00 PP
Group of 17 - 20 $1,140.00 PP $940.00 PP
Group of 21 - 24 $1,100.00 PP $900.00 PP

Need a private date?

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Traveler Reviews

The 22 days I spent with Lea on the Manaslu/Tsum valley trek were a wonderful experience ! Thanks so much for the good advising by Tej to choose this route. For those who like to explore Nepal from its rice-fields to forests, steep valleys, long bridges, steep climbs and the beautiful mountains. You will ove it ! And the monkeys, yaks, mules, eagles, mountain goats and various birds bring a lot of excitement to our journey . And last but not least : Thanks to Nauser for the wonderful time !

5.0

Regula Rauscher

Scharenstrasse 17, 3014, Bern Switzerland
We did the Manaslu circuit and Tsum valley. We spent a great time in the beautiful mystery tsum valley and the great nature of Manaslu. We had a very good guide with Nauser, good accommodation and good food. We enjoyed avoiding the crowd of this trek. Thank you Tej and Nauser for Everything!

5.0

Lea odermatt

Huebboden 9, ch 6370 cberdaf, Switzerland

Additional Trip Information

What is the Cost for Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek

The cost for the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek can vary widely depending on several factors, including the trek duration, the level of comfort desired, whether you hire a guide and porter, and the trekking season. Here is a general breakdown of the costs:

Permit Costs

Manaslu Restricted Area Permit

  • September to November: USD 100 for the first seven days, then USD 15 per day.
  • December to August: USD 75 for the first seven days, then USD 10 per day.

Tsum Valley Restricted Area Permit

  • September to November: USD 40 for the first seven days, then USD 7 per day.
  • December to August: USD 30 for the first seven days, then USD 7 per day.

Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) Permit:

  • NPR 3,000 for foreigners
  • NPR 1,000 for SAARC nationals

Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit:

  • NPR 3,000 for foreigners
  • NPR 1,000 for SAARC nationals

Guide and Porter Costs

  • Guide: USD 25-30 per day.
  • Porter: USD 18-25 per day.

Accommodation and Food

  • Tea House Accommodation: USD 5-10 per night
  • Meals: USD 20-30 per day (three meals)

Transportation

  • Kathmandu to Soti Khola (start of the trek): USD 10-20 by local bus, USD 150-200 for a private jeep (one way).
  • Transportation from Dharapani (the end of the trek) to Besisahar is USD 10-15 by local bus or jeep.
  • Besisahar to Kathmandu: USD 10-20 by local bus, USD 100-150 for a private jeep.

Miscellaneous

  • Travel Insurance: USD 100-150, covering high-altitude trekking and emergency evacuation.
  • Trekking Gear: Costs vary depending on whether you buy or rent.

Total Estimated Cost

  • Budget Trekker (Independent with minimal services): USD 800-1,200.
  • Mid-range Trekker (With a guide, porter, and better accommodation): USD 1,500-2,000.
  • Luxury Trekker (All-inclusive package from a trekking agency): USD 2,000-3,000.

Note: Children below ten years are free.

Remember that these approximate costs vary based on your preferences and chosen services. Getting quotes from multiple trekking agencies and comparing what is included in their packages is always a good idea.

Travel insurance For Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trekking

Your travel insurance is one of the most important things you should carry for the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek, ensuring your safety and security in remote areas. Ensure your policy covers trekking above 4,000 meters, as the trek reaches 5,160 meters at Larkya La Pass. Your insurance should include medical expenses, hospital bills, emergency evacuation, and helicopter rescue. It’s also wise to have coverage for trip cancellation or interruption and protection for your baggage and personal belongings. Consider reputable providers that offer policies tailored for high-altitude trekking. By having comprehensive travel insurance and knowing you’re well-protected against any unforeseen circumstances, you can confidently tackle this challenging adventure,

Meals and Accommodation

During your trek, we provide all meals and accommodation. We offer various healthy local and Western food options, carefully prepared to meet high standards of hygiene and nutrition. Comfortable teahouses and lodges along the trekking route provide accommodation, offering clean bedding and communal dining areas. Please note that we do not provide soft drinks, alcoholic beverages, or beers, as these can negatively impact your trekking experience and increase the risk of altitude sickness. We focus on maintaining your health and safety while you enjoy the trek to the fullest.

Required Permits

ACAP : NPR. 3000 for foreigners and NPR 1000 for SAARC.

MCAP : NPR 3000 for foreigners and NPR 1000 for SAARC.

Manaslu Special permit: USD 100 Sept – Nov and USD 15 beyond 1 week
USD 75 Dec-Aug and USD 10 beyond 1 week

Tsum Valley Special permit : USD 40 Sept – Nov and USD 7 beyond 1 week
USD 30 Dec – Aug and USD 7 beyond 1 week

Note: Child below 10 years are free

Fitness and Experience Requirement

The Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek are incredibly challenging, demanding a high fitness level and trekking experience. The trek involves long, strenuous days with steep ascents and descents over rugged terrain, and even experienced trekkers can find parts of it difficult.

  • Physical Fitness: Excellent cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and stamina are essential. Training should include hiking, running, cycling, and strength exercises.
  • Health Considerations: A clean bill of health is crucial. Consult your doctor, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions. A full-body checkup is recommended.
  • Trekking Experience: Prior high-altitude trekking experience is beneficial. Knowledge of trekking protocols and high-altitude challenges is crucial.
  • Mental Preparation: Mental resilience is critical. Prepare for long hours on the trail and potentially harsh weather conditions.

Thorough physical, mental, and logistical preparation is crucial for a successful and enjoyable trek on the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley route.

Safety Tips for Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek

Safety is crucial during the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek due to the challenging terrain and remote location. Here are some safety tips to keep in mind:

  • Acclimatization: Allow time for acclimatization to prevent altitude sickness. Follow a gradual ascent schedule and listen to your body.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water, especially at higher altitudes.
  • Weather Awareness: Be prepared for changing weather conditions. Carry appropriate clothing and gear.
  • Trekking Permits: Obtain all necessary permits and always carry them before starting the trek.
  • Travel Insurance: Purchase travel insurance that covers high-altitude trekking and medical evacuation.
  • Emergency Contacts: Carry a list of emergency contacts, including local authorities and rescue services.
  • Stay on Designated Trails: Follow marked trails and avoid shortcuts to prevent getting lost or encountering dangerous terrain.
  • Buddy System: Trek with a partner or group and inform each other of your whereabouts.
  • Respect Local Culture: Respect local customs, traditions, and beliefs. Dress modestly and ask permission before taking photos of people.
  • Wildlife Awareness: Be aware of the wildlife in the area, such as yaks, and give them plenty of space.
  • Trekking Guide: Consider hiring a local guide who knows the area well and can assist in emergencies.
  • Pack Light: Carry only essentials to reduce fatigue and injury risk.
  • Emergency Supplies: Carry a basic first aid kit, emergency shelter, and extra food and water.
  • Communication: Have a reliable means of communication, such as a satellite phone or a personal locator beacon (PLB).
  • Know Your Limits: Listen to your body and know when to rest or turn back if you’re not feeling well.

These safety tips can help ensure a safer and more enjoyable trekking experience in the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley.

Packing List

Clothing and Accessories:

  • Moisture-Wicking Base Layers: To keep you dry and comfortable.
  • Insulating Layers: Fleece jacket or down jacket for warmth.
  • Trekking Pants: Lightweight and quick-drying.
  • Waterproof Jacket and Pants: For protection against rain and snow.
  • Trekking Shirts: Lightweight and breathable.
  • Hiking Boots: Sturdy, well-fitted, and broken-in to prevent blisters.
  • Socks: Wool or synthetic for warmth and to prevent blisters.
  • Gloves/Beanie: For warmth in cold weather.
  • Sun Hat: With a wide brim to protect your face and neck from the sun.
  • Buff/Scarf: This is for warmth and protection against dust.
  • Underwear: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying.
  • Casual Clothing: For wearing in teahouses and towns during the trek.
  • Towel: Quick-drying and lightweight.

Footwear:

  • Trekking Boots: Sturdy and waterproof, with good ankle support.
  • Trekking Socks: Wool or synthetic to wick away moisture and prevent blisters.

Trekking Gear:

  • Backpack: A sturdy and comfortable backpack (40-50 liters) to carry your essentials
  • Sleeping Bag: A warm sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures.
  • Trekking Poles: Optional but highly recommended for stability and to reduce knee strain.
  • Headlamp/Flashlight: This has extra batteries for early morning starts or in case of power outages.
  • Water Bottles/Hydration System: Stay hydrated with at least two 1-liter water bottles or a hydration pack.
  • Sunglasses: With UV protection to shield your eyes from the sun’s glare at high altitudes.
  • Sunscreen: With a high SPF to protect your skin from the intense mountain sun.
  • Personal First Aid Kit: Including essential medications for altitude sickness, headaches, and other common ailments.
  • Toiletries: Toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, and hand sanitizer.
  • Trekking Map/Guidebook: This is for navigation and information about the trail.

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