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Tsum valley, Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit Trekking – 28 Days

Trip Facts

Weather

Weather -20°C to 25°C View Weather Detail

Duration

Duration 28 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Moderate

Accommodation

Accommodation Lodges/Home Stay

Meals Included

Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Best Season

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

Transportation

Transportation Overland

Daily Activity

Daily Activity Approx. 5 - 6 hours

Religion

Religion Buddhism

Ethnic People

Ethnic People Tibetan, Gurung, Tamang

Geographic Terrain

Geographic Terrain Mountain, Village

Region of Nepal

Region of Nepal Gandaki, Gorkha, Annapurna

Max. Altitude

Max. Altitude 5416m

The trip begins with one of the most unspoiled,  secret, and incredible valleys, the picturesque settlements resided by various ethnic communities, their unique rituals, culture, and lifestyles, and many more in the Tsum Valley area. Then you will have a great opportunity to meet local people who are mostly of Tibetan origin and seek a unique dialect. Trails are strewn with artistic Chhortens and lined with mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with deities and prayers.

After exploring beautiful ethnic villages and Buddhist monasteries, you will be taken to Larke La pass and joins to the Annapurna region. It will take you to explore the highest elevated Tilicho lake, Thorong la pass and sacred hindu temple “Muktinath”. You will have a great opportunity to view the Tibetan plateau, Kaligandaki river and Kagbeni village.

Background

Nepal alternative treks have combined itineraries of Tsum valley, Manaslu, and Annapurna Circuit trekking to offer something unique route. We have designed this trip in an alternative route to avoid road wherever it disturbs on path. We take you not only to the wilderness, off the beaten track, and authentic Buddhist culture in Tsum Valley but also get great opportunity to visit old Monasteries and high pass Larke la in the Manaslu region. After exploring these special areas, you will be taken to the world’s most popular route Annapurna circuit.

About Us

At Nepal Alternative Treks and Expedition, we put our efforts to create and operate trips to various parts of Nepal. We have a great team of skilled guides and porters to assist travelers. Thus, we provide our finest people and services to cater to your needs. Also, we allow you to change the itineraries as per your liking easily.

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  • Hike with the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Baudha Himal ranges in Tsum valley.
  • Visit Ganesh Himal Base Camp.
  • Trek around the foothills of Mt. Manaslu (8163 m), the eighth-highest mountain in the world.
  • 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 Manaslu and Annapurna Circuit.
  • Cross the Thorong La Pass (5416m), one of the biggest passes in the world
  • Enjoy the panorama of the mountains in the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri ranges
  • Experience the Manangi and Thakali culture and traditions
  • Trek across the Annapurna Conservation Area and relish its biodiversity
January
-20°C to 5°C
February
-20°C to 5°C
March
-15°C to 0°C
April
-10°C to 10°C
May
-5°C to 15°C
June
0°C to 20°C
July
5°C to 24°C
August
5°C to 25°C
September
0°C to 19°C
October
-5°C to 15°C
November
-15°C to 5°C
December
-20°C to -5°C

Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Drive to Machha Khola

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

180km Drive to machhakhola
(Average 10 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodges in Machhakhola

Altitude

(869m. /2867ft.)

Your exciting journey starts with a drive along the Prithvi Highway from Kathmandu. A smooth drive on a black-topped road takes you to Dhading Bensi from where the road turns upward to Gola Bhanjyang and then slopes down to Ankhu Khola. At Arughat, you cross the Budhi Gandaki River and drive further to reach Sotikhola. We further drive two hours and reach Machhakhola finally. This ten-hour long 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

22km Hills trekking
(Average 08 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Jagat

Altitude

(1340m. /4422ft.)

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, which requires you a special conservation area permit. Overnight Stay at Jagat.

Day 3

Trek to Lokpa

Day 3 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Hills trekking
(Average 06 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Lokpa

Altitude

(2240m. /6339ft.)

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 the spectacular view of the Manaslu range, including Himalchuli and Boudha Himal. Overnight stay at Lokpa.

Day 4

Trek to Chhokangparo

Day 4 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Uphills trekking
(Average 06 hours)

Accommodation

Homestay in Tsum valley

Altitude

(3010m. /9933ft.)

From Lokpa, you follow the descending trail to the Lungwa River and then walk uphill to Gumling through the dense rhododendron and pine forests. Then, you 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 some impressive monasteries in Chumling that draws the attention of every trekker. From Chumling, you continue your trek to Chhokang Paro as you cross several streams. Chhokang, a part of the upper Tsum valley, offers you an excellent view of Shringi

Himal (7161 m). The warm hospitality of local people with Tibetan tea will be a memorable experience for you.

Day 5

Trek to Mu Gompa

Day 5 Facts

Trekking Time Average

16km Uphill trekking
(Average 06 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Mu Gompa

Altitude

(3800 m. /10754ft.)

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 to walk past the villages of Nile and Chule and finally reach Mu Gompa. Mu Gompa the largest monastery in the area with hundred monks living there. The evening prayer at the Mu Gompa monastery is something certain to delight. Overnight stay at Mu Gompa.

Day 6

Excursion day

Day 6 Facts

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Mu Gompa

Today, you roam around the Mu Gompa area, exploring the natural beauty and experiencing the vibrant atmosphere and spiritual bliss. This place offers you beautiful views of the mountain peaks, and there are beautiful pastures to walk through. A day of acclimatization helps you to adapt to the high altitude and thin air. Overnight stay at Mu Gompa.

Day 7

Trek to Chhokangparo

Day 7 Facts

Trekking Time Average

16km Uphills trekking
(Average 06 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Chhokangparo

Altitude

(2240m. /6339ft.)

Today, you retrace the path back to Chhokangparo via Rachen Gompa. You walk past the monasteries, villages, 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.

Day 8

Trek to Chumling-Lokpa

Day 8 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12km Hills trekking
(Average 06hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Lokpa

Altitude

(2240m. /6339ft.)

Today, you leave Chhokangparo to walk along the familiar trail to Lokpa. Bidding goodbye to the beautiful people of Chhokangparo and 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 stop at Lokpa for an overnight stay.

Day 9

Trek to Ghap

Day 9 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12km Uphills trekking
(Average 06 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Ghap

Altitude

(2380m. /7808ft.)

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 again cross a suspension bridge 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 crosses 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

12km Uphills trekking
(Average 06 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Ghap

Altitude

(3180m. /10494ft.)

As you leave Ghap, you walk on a steep trail through the bamboo and rhododendron forest, cross streams a couple of times, and then reach Namrung. From Namrung, you continue to walk past the village of Sho, several Mani walls, and a landslide area to reach the attractive village of Lho. The

village 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 stay at Ghap.

Day 11

Trek to Sama Gaun

Day 11 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Uphills trekking
(Average 05 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Sama Gaun

Altitude

(3360m. /11024ft.)

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, 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 Stay in Sama Gaun.

Day 12

Acclimatization day / Exploring around

Day 12 Facts

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Sama Gaun

The rest day allows you to adapt to the high altitude and cope up with the thin air. Besides, you’ll have time to explore the natural as well as the 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 enough to solace make peace in your heart and mind. Overnight Stay at Sama Gaun

Day 13

Trek to Samdo

Day 13 Facts

Trekking Time Average

10km Uphills trekking
(Average 04 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Samdo

Altitude

(3780m. /12402ft.)

After breakfast, you descend to the Budhi Gandaki River and then climb up the trail that leads to Birendra Lake and Manaslu Base Camp. Then, you walk through the forested hills on an easier 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 makes a spectacular view. Overnight stay at Samdo.

Day 14

Trek to Dharmasala

Day 14 Facts

Trekking Time Average

08km Uphills trekking
(Average 04 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Samdo

Altitude

(4200m. /13780ft.)

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 up the trail and enter the narrow gorge towards the Larkya Glacier. You continue to walk until you reach Dharmashala from where you can relish the charming view of Larke Peak (6249 m) and Naike Peak (6211 m). Overnight stay at Samdo.

Day 15

Trek to Larkya La /Bimtang

Day 15 Facts

Trekking Time Average

15km Uphills trekking
(Average 08 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Bimthang.

Altitude

(5135m. /16847ft.)/
(2200m. /7218ft.)

The most challenging section of the Manaslu trek is ahead of you. You leave Dharmashala early in the morning and climb up a ridge that leads you to the moraine of Larkya Glacier. As you trek a little further, you’ll see arrays of beautiful frozen lakes shining like a huge 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 attractive Bimthang valley via Salpudanda Glacier. Overnight Stay at Bimthang.

Day 16

Trek to Dharapani

Day 16 Facts

Trekking Time Average

18km Hills trekking
(Average 07 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Dharapani

Altitude

(1860m. /5263ft.)

After breakfast, you walk through the icy glaciers and then finally descend to an easier trail along the forested hills of rhododendron, oak, and pines. The trail slopes down further to reach Kharche via Hampuk and Sangure Khare. Then, you walk past the Gurung settlements of Tilije and then climb down to Marsayangdi valley through the forest. You cross the Marsayangdi River at Thonje and reach Dharapani. Overnight stay at Dharapani.

Day 17

Trek to Chame

Day 17 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12km Hills trekking
(Average 05 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Chame

Altitude

( 2710m/8943ft.)

Leaving Dharapani, Following the pristine mountainous river takes you through lush forests towards Danaque. The trail continues going north towards Koto village, where you’ll enjoy your lunch. Afterward, you’ll continue walk upstream towards Chame village. Chame is the headquarters of Manang District, where you can enjoy the majestic sight of Lamjung Himal (6983m) in the distance. Overnight in Chame.

Day 18

Trek to Upper Pisang

Day 18 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Hills trekking
(Average 06 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Upper Pisang

Altitude

( 3400m./11220ft.)

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and then embark on the first day of the trek. Leaving Chame, you’ll begin trekking upstream along the Marsayangdi River towards Telekhu village. The trail starts to climb through lush forested ridges towards Bhratang. A short hike will bring you to Dhukur Pokhari from where you’ll begin climbing along the Marsayangdi River towards Lower Pisang village. A short climb above Lower Pisang will bring you to Upper Pisang village. Overnight in Upper Pisang.

Day 19

Trek to Manang

Day 19 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12km Uphills trekking
(Average 05hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Manang

Altitude

( 3500m./11550ft.)

Enjoy breakfast at Upper Pisang while enjoying the beautiful view of Marsayangdi Valley. Leaving Upper Pisang, you’ll begin to cling uphill through Manang Sadak towards Ngawal village. You can enjoy your lunch and then explore the Tibetan styled settlements at Ngawal. From here, the trail continues through Ghyaru, Humde, and Braga villages towards Manang. Overnight in Manang.

Day 20

Acclimatization/Exploring around

Day 20 Facts

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Manang

Manang is a town in Manang District surrounded by Annapurna III (7555m) and Gangapurna (6454m). It is home to the ethnic tribes of Tibetan and Magar people. You can spend the day exploring the scenic town and nearby destinations. If you’re up for an adventurous hike, you can head to the Gangapurna Lake and Ice Lake located in the glaciated region amidst Annapurna massif and Chulu East Peak. Catch the beautiful panoramic sight of Annapurna and Gangapurna ranges on the way. Overnight in Manang.

Day 21

Trek to Tilicho base camp

Day 21 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Uphills trekking
(Average 07 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Camping Tilicho Base Camp

Altitude

(4,150 m./13645ft.)

The trek resumes after a hearty breakfast. From Manang, you head west towards Khangsar Khola. The trail gets steeper as you start gaining altitude. Once you cross the river, you reach Khangsar. Then, you ascend again to reach Shree Kharka. En route, you get to see the fantastic views of mountains like Annapurna and Gangapurna. From here onwards, the trail is easy, and you arrive at Tilicho Base Camp . Overnight at Tilicho Base Camp.

Day 22

Visit Tilicho Lake - Reverse to Base camp - Shree Kharka

Day 22 Facts

Trekking Time Average

6km Uphills trekking
(Average 03 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Camping at Shree Kharka

Altitude

(4,060m./13398ft.)

You wake up to the picturesque views of Tilicho Peak and have your breakfast. You ascend to a steep slope and head to explore the Tilicho Lake. The trail continues along the pastureland, where you can see yaks and deer. After crossing the pastureland, you arrive at the breathtaking Tilicho lake with the Tilicho Peak in the backdrop. You return to the base camp after exploring the lake area and then descend to Shree Kharka for the overnight stay.

Day 23

Trek to Yak Kharka

Day 23 Facts

Trekking Time Average

10kmUphills trekking
(Average 05 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Yak Kharka

Altitude

(4,020 m./1366ft.)

After cleaning up and having breakfast, you descend back through the trail you took to ascend. As you descend, you arrive at Tare Gumba, an ancient monastery. You can do a quick tour of the place if you want. Then, you head towards Khangsar village, and from there, you head towards Thorong Khola Valley. You ascend to a plateau after crossing Thorong Khola, which then leads you to Yak Kharka. Overnight in Yak Kharka.

Day 24

Trek to Throng Phedi

Day 24 Facts

Trekking Time Average

06km Uphills trekking
(Average 04 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Thorong Phedi

Altitude

( 4600m./15180ft.)

Leaving Yak Kharka, you’ll begin climbing uphill through Chauri Ledar village and make way towards Thorong Phedi. The steep trail goes upstream along the Kone River and climbs through the rocky ridges towards Thorong Phedi. Enjoy the scenic sights of Annapurna massif and Thorong Peak (6144m) as you make your way towards Thorong Phedi High Camp. Spend the rest of the day acclimatizing for the upcoming climb of Thorong La Pass.

Day 25

Trek to Throng La Pass-Muktinath

Day 25 Facts

Trekking Time Average

18km Uphills trekking
(Average 10 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Muktinath.

Altitude

( 3800m./12540ft.)

Leaving Thorong Phedi, the trail begins to climb upstream along the Marsayangdi stream. You’ll encounter thick snows as you approach the top of the pass. Once at Thorong La Pass situated (5,416 m), you can enjoy the majestic view of the surrounding mountains in Annapurna and Gangapurna range along with the desert-like landscape of Mustang. Mountains as far as in Tibet will also be visible from the top. You’ll begin descending to the other side and climb down the rocky ridges to reach the monastic destination of Muktinath Temple. Overnight in Muktinath.

Day 26

Trek to Marpha

Day 26 Facts

Trekking Time Average

15km Uphills trekking
(Average 06 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Lodge in Marpha

Altitude

( 2713m./8952ft.)

Muktinath, you’ll begin climbing downhill with the company of Nilgiri and Dhaulagiri peaks in the distance. You can enjoy your lunch upon reaching Kagbeni village. The trek continues over the dried beds of Kali Gandaki River and goes towards Jomsom, the headquarters of Mustang District. Overnight in Marpha

Day 27

Drive to Pokhara - Overnight at Pokhara

Day 27 Facts

Trekking Time Average

(Average 08 hours)

Accommodation

Luxury Hotel in Pokhara

Altitude

( 820m./2706ft.)

The early morning, Jump to bus which will take you to Pokhara via Tatopani – Beni and Nayapul. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to hotel . Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 28

Drive to Kathmandu-Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 28 Facts

Trekking Time Average

200km Drive to Kathmandu
(Average 06 hours )

Accommodation

Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu

Altitude

(1295m./4273ft.)

Enjoy your breakfast overlooking the beautiful Phewa Lake. Afterward, you’ll embark on a half- day long road journey back to Kathmandu by tourist bus . The scenic journey goes along the massive Trishuli River and crosses numerous colorful towns en route. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you can explore the nearby Thamel town and shop for souvenirs. Overnight in Kathmandu.

What do you get in the Trip?

Included

  • Tribhuwan International Airport transfer ( Airport – Hotel – Airport)  in Kathmandu .
  • Hotel accommodation in Pokhara.
  • All meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  • Lodge accommodation 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 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.
  • Public Liability Insurance.
  • Government tax and service charge.
  • 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 ).

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Traveler Reviews

Not many trekking companies provide us an opportunity to integrate two difficult treks into one single long itinerary but as the name calls ‘Nepal alternative treks & expeditions’ they were instrumental in this. This was challenging, strenuous and enduring high altitude trek. Including 1 porter and guide, we were team of 4 and had some great experience and time in greater Himalayas Mr Tej Gurung, Managing Director was key in Planning this trek and based on our feedback, Organizing the trek itinerary with utmost precision was commendable. Response from him from initial stage of planning till we bid adieu at KTM was just professional & this shows his commitment for trekkers. Execution with high priority, focusing towards Safety & Quality is the responsible of ground team, which was well taken care by our Guide, Mr Nauser Gurung. His immense knowledge of routes & trails, weather condition, teahouses, water points are

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Additional Trip Information

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Tsum valley, Manaslu, and Annapurna Circuit Trekking is during the spring and autumn seasons. At this time of the year, the temperature of Nepal is moderate. Similarly, the weather and climate are also stable and suitable. If you decide to travel here during this time, then you will be able to travel in a clear sky. Similarly, you will be able to get a panoramic view of mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri ranges, including others. So, make sure you plan your trek during this time.

The Difficulty of This Trek

During this trek, you will trek through some of the difficult trekking routes of Nepal. Furthermore, this combination of the trek is very long. So, it might get very hard for new trekkers with very little. In addition, when you travel through high altitudes then there is always a danger of high altitude sickness. Besides, this sickness is common among high-altitude trekkers. This trek can be difficult for a rookie trekker because of its landscape and its location. So, firstly try trekking some small peaks then come here. But, if you decide to trek here despite your lack of experience then we highly recommend you hire a guide. Likewise, this trek is long so make sure that your body is ready for this challenge.

Travel Insurance

We don’t provide you with personal insurance. you should have your insurance with you. So, you make sure that your insurance company has covered all your trekking-related facilities. Including all medical expenses, repatriation expenses, rescue mission, loss of property. Likewise, make sure that your insurance is not expired. In addition, make sure that your insurance company has ticked all your trekking-related policies such as rescue missions, medical expenses, loss of personal equipment.

 

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 for 1 week and USD 15 per day for extra days
: USD 75 Dec-Aug for 1 week and USD 10 per days for extra days

Tsum Valley Special permit : USD 40 Sept – Nov for 1 week and USD 7 per day for extra days
: USD 30 Dec – Aug for 1 week and USD 7 per day for extra days

Note: Child below 10 years are free

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. A comprehensive list of gear for all activities is listed on our dedicated page of Trekking Gear List

Meals and Accommodation

We provide you with quality service during your trek with us. Similarly, we provide lodge twin share basis accommodation during the trekking. all meals breakfast, lunch, dinner during the trek. So, you don’t have to worry about Meals and Accommodation. But we don’t provide hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu. And, all kinds of hard and soft table drinks such as tea/coffee, mineral water, Coke, Fanta, alcoholic drinks, hot shower, laundry, phone bill, bar bill, hot water, etc are not provided. But, it can be adjusted according to our consumers’ wishes. Similarly, you will get local Nepali and western foods. But, western foods are slightly more expensive than local foods because local foods are produced from local products and spices.

Fitness and Experience Requirements

Tsum Valley, Manaslu, and Annapurna Circuit Trekking is a long trek. Similarly, if you can walk for around 4-5 hours with a light backpack then this trek is very fruitful for you. This trek is for around 29 days which is suitable for passionate people. Similarly, you should not have any health issues. So, if you have some health issues then you cannot do this trek. Your heart and lungs should be perfectly fine if you want to enjoy and complete this trek. Similarly, you should not have any blood-related diseases. In addition, walking and running initially before the trek is helpful.  However, you should not be that experienced for the trek. But, you should have a little knowledge about the trek.

Climate and Weather

The climate and weather of this trek are mostly moderate throughout the year. But the best time to visit this place is during the spring and autumn season. But, this trekking is done at high altitudes. So, it is a little cold. The normal temperature in this place is about 11 degrees Celsius. But if you travel here during this time of the year then you will be able to catch a panoramic view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri ranges, including others.

Safety and Security

The safety and security of our trekkers are of utmost priority to us. You can feel free and travel with us. We are very careful in that case. Similarly, we make sure that our trekkers don’t have any problems during their trek. Likewise, we carefully check our trail before our departure to the trek. So, don’t worry and fully enjoy your trek.  We make sure that our trekkers are enjoying themselves as well.

Frequently
Asked Questions

Terms and Conditions

1. Cancellation Policy

There is no cancellation or withdrawal policy for the trip by the client after the trip has started. During the trip, any unused services provided by the company, like accommodation, food, permits, etc., won’t be refunded.

If you cancel the trip at any time before the departure date, 90% of the total cost is reusable for a year or refunded. Visit this page for more details on the cancellation policy.

2. Risk of unforeseen circumstances

Nepal Alternative Treks is directed towards the fulfillment of your every desire. In this connection, we perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, Nepal Alternative Treks will not take any responsibility regarding any change & alternations in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslides, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, flight cancellation, delayed arrival, sickness, or accidents. The clients shall bear any extra cost incurred there on the spots.

3. Clients' Responsible

A trekking guide representing Nepal’s alternative treks deserves all authority during your tours. If you commit an unlawful act, you must leave the tour, and no refund will be issued.

4. Impact on your journey

We put our every effort into ensuring you are comfortable traveling. Still, it is a must understand that what you might be accustomed to in the western affluent countries, the Himalayan countries can’t afford such facilities. Weather is another factor that directly impacts your journey. Hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm, and proper preparation before heading is a must to venture into a journey trip.

5. Travel Insurance

You must purchase a comprehensive travel insurance package against medical, natural calamity, helicopter evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, etc. This is strongly suggested to all our esteemed clients.

6. Your personal belongings

On any account, we’re not answerable for any loss or damage of your luggage or property belonging to you even when shouldered by guide cum porter or transferred by transport means. That means your personal possessions and luggage are at your risk at the time.

7. Porter weight limit

Porter will carry 10 kg each and 20 kilograms in total. A bit more or less can be adjusted per both parties’ mutual understanding.

We value
Service Excellence

We have the best team and array of services to provide a lifetime experience to all our travelers. Right from the airport pickup to a customized tour, we do the utmost to make sure you experience a hassle-free trip. Likewise, all our trips meet the safety protocols along with the highest health and hygiene standards.

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