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Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trek

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Highlights

  • Recently opened Home Stay and Tea house Trek.
  • Secret Tsum Valley, Monastery from 4 to 5 century.
  • Cross over Larkya Pass 5,160 meters.
  • People following Polyandry Marriage System.
  • Culture and tradition are similar to Tibetan people.
  • Amazing view of the world's 8th highest Mt. Manaslu (8,163m).
  • Drive Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar by bus or Jeep.

Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley offer spectacular beauty along the border of Nepal and Tibet, a diverse range of ecosystems, and a truly rich unique culture. This trip is physically closer to Tibet than any other Nepal trip. When you are in Manaslu, it realizes what inspired Eric Valli to create his world-famous documentary, "Honey Hunter of Nepal. This is one of the best tea houses Trekking with beautiful landscape, rare flora and fauna, and amazing views of Mt, Himalchuli, Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Mt. Ganesh Himal, and other mountains. Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit is a glimpse trip combination of unspoiled Nepali and Tibetan culture with mountains scenery in the remote Himalayans.

Nowadays you can drive direct Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar for about 5 to 6 hours or further to the Sotikhola for the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley. But still, if you may want a visit to Historical Gorkha Palace, then you can start from Gorkha Bazaar too. It is also possible to start from Trisuli Bazaar as an alternative. The Manaslu Circuit Trip with Tsum Valley trail goes through the Budhi Gandaki River passing different ethnic groups' villages, which are involving animal husbandry and traditional cultivation. The part of Tsum Valley is a cultural trip rather than mountain scenery. At the low elevation; you can see some typical thatched huts houses and some influence by modernization. But at high elevations houses have been built using mud and stone by indigenous knowledge. You will turn east north side from Ekle Bhatti after Philim village for the Tsum Valley. As Tsum Valley is a recently open trip, there are just a few tea houses facilities but mostly conducted as homestays. The trip goes through the off-the-beaten trail. The culture and tradition here represent century-old Tibetan culture. Still, people here are following the polyandry marriage system. There are many old monasteries, Chorten, and Chaitya in most of the villages. There are several Buddist Mane walls entire Tsum about 50 to 100 meters long. Tsum Valley is declared a sacred valley, where it is prohibited to kill or sacrificed any animal above the Chhekamparo. The trekking trail goes till Mugumpa via Dhumje, Lama Gaun, Rachen Gumba, Chule Nele. If you add a few days it is possible to visit Gumba Lungdan and Ganesh Himal Base Camp for a side trip. Then you will return back to Lokpa and catch the Manaslu Circuit main trail.

The trail leads us to continue to Budhigandaki valley through the Tibetan villages, Sama Gaon and Samdo, with beautiful mountain scenery and very old Buddhist Chhorten and Monastery most of the trail. During the acclimatization day in Samagaun, you may visit tranquil Birendra Lake and Mount Manaslu Base Camp. Internet service is available here, you may update surprise massage to your family in such remote areas. Then you will walk to the Larkya La pass (5,160m) via Samdo and Dharmashala. This is diversity from the Hindu middle hills to the Tibetan high-country dwellers and the awesome mountain scenery of the Manaslu Himal and surrounding peaks combine to make this circuit one of the most fascinating, as well as one of the most challenging.
Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trekking are possible to make shorter and longer as your requirements, most the trekkers do this trip over the Larka Pass (5,160m) then end at Besisahar or you may continue to combine with Annapurna circuit, Tilicho Lake, or Narphu valley as well. It can do a minimum of 19 days to above 28 days; drive at the begging of the trip and end of the trip. There is road contraction till Sotikhola at the begging and at the trip ending point Dharapani to Basisahar. This trek used to organize mostly camping basis/tent camp trek but now a day’s it is possible to simple Teahouse trekking (stay in the lodge). Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trip offer you the ultimate experience in your lifetime. Nepal Mother House Treks provide experienced local guides and other staff according to your requirement and time schedule. This trekking is recommended only for highly qualified and adventurous people who love to test adventure travel at the foot of the Himalayas. Why not you are exploring before other trekkers?

**Note: Nowadays the Jeep or Bus goes to the Machhakhola, you can drive on the same day after driving from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar. Likewise, at the end of the Manaslu Circuit trip, there is transport available at Dharapani. You can drive to Kathmandu via Besisahar in a single day.

Trip Video

Manaslu Circuit Trek with Tsum Video

Itinerary

  • Tea House
  • 9 - 10 Hours
  • 930m

  • Tea House
  • 5 - 6 Hours
  • 1,340m

  • Tea House
  • 5 - 6 Hours
  • 2,240m

  • Tea House
  • 4 - 5 Hours
  • 2,310m

  • Tea House
  • 4 -5 Hours
  • 3,010m

  • Tea House
  • 5 - 6 Hours
  • 3,361m

  • Monastery
  • 2 - 3 Hours
  • 3,700m

  • Tea House
  • 6 -7 Hours
  • 2,540m

  • Monastery
  • 4 - 5 Hours
  • 3,200m

  • Tea House
  • 5 - 6 Hours
  • 2,470m

  • Tea House
  • 6 - 7 Hours
  • 1,865m

  • Tea House
  • 4 - 5 Hours
  • 2,397m

  • Tea House
  • 5 - 6
  • 3,180m

  • Tea House
  • 5 - 6 Hours
  • 3,525

  • Tea House
  • 2 - 3 Hours
  • 3,660m

  • Tea House
  • 5 - 6 Hours
  • 4,870m*

  • Tea House
  • 2 - 3 Hours
  • 3,850m

  • Tea House
  • 4 - 5 Hours
  • 4,460m

  • Tea House
  • 7 - 8 Hours
  • 3,590m

  • Tea House
  • 6 - 7 Hours
  • 2,130m

  • 9 - 10 Hours
  • 1,50m

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Cost Details

Inclusions

  • Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during trek with Tea, and coffee each meal in a cup.
  • All ground transportation by private vehicles or Local buses.
  • MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project), Manaslu and Tsum Valley Restricted Area permit
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) Fee.
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System).
  • Teahouse or Homestay Accommodation entire trip per as available.
  • Warm down Jacket and Sleeping Bag for the trek.
  • Government license holders experienced Local Guide with their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment.
  • Porter (between every 2 person basis) Max.20-25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, equipment
  • One Sherpa (assistance guide) if the group size is more than 10 people. Plus their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment.
  • Duffle Bag during the trek and first Aid medical kid.
  • Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax, and official expanse if necessary.
  • Insurance for all staff.
  • Welcome and Farewell program.

 

Exclusions

  • All kinds of beverages including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Clients' travel Insurance and evacuation (compulsory).
  • Tipping for Guide and Porters.
  • Personal expenses like Shopping, souvenirs, or gift.Personal mountaineering gears.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.
  • International airfare, airport departure tax, and Visa fee.
  • Things which not mention above our services.

 

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Start DateStart: WednesdayMar 01, 2023End DateEnd: SaturdayMar 18, 2023PricePriceUS $1499StatusAvailabilityAvailable