Tsum Valley Manaslu Circuit Trek 2022/2023

Duration: 19 Days

Overview

  • Duration 19 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 5,106m/16752ft
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Manaslu Tsum valley Area
  • Best Season February - May | September - December

Highlights

  • Experiencing the ideal Buddhist culture and haven of natural aesthetes throughout the trek.
  • Visiting some century-old monasteries in Tsum Valley, Lungdang Gompa, Mu Gompa, and more.
  • Hike to two mountain base camps, Manaslu Base Camp and Ganesh Himal Base Camp.
  • Traversing Larke La Pass at 5,160 meters with splendid glimpses of Manaslu, Annapurna, Himlung Himal, etc.
  • Peaceful trekking routes are best for solo trekkers with timeless terrains and landscapes of Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley.
  • Full board service with adequate acclimatization, well-planned itineraries, and experienced trek guides.
  • Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley trek fixed departures for Autumn 2022 with Himalayan Scenery Treks.

Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek - Trip Overview

Manaslu Circuit trekkers in the past used to extend the trek further to Tsum Valley on Annapurna Sanctuary after hiking the Manaslu circuit trek route for 18 days. Now, trekkers get a combined trip to Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek, an amalgamation of serene landscapes in Manaslu Conservation Area and Annapurna Conservation Area. One with an unspoiled affluent Buddhist hub and another with the timeless natural aesthetes, this two blend into one in the Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley trek.

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a peaceful trekking route due to fewer crowds, even during the peak trek season. Hence, trekkers can enjoy the magical glimpses of mountains, terrains, low land terrace farming, and lush vegetation at utmost serenity.

Further, the jewel of Annapurna, on the cultural richness and religious piousness, Tsum Valley is second to none. It's a sanctuary for preserved Buddhism, centuries-old monasteries, nunneries for monks, enchanting mantras, and spinning Buddhist praying wheels. The melody of Tibetan horns from the monasteries commences the day with a spiritual note.

The heavenly glimpses of Himlung Himal, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Cheo Himal, and Himal Chuli are worth the Larke La Pass climb. Further, the Annapurna range becomes conspicuous from Larke La.

The serene Buddhist monasteries in Tsum Valley include Mu Gompa at 3,700 meters and Lungdang Gompa at 3,400 meters. You'll reconnect the Manaslu Circuit Trek route from Deng Village after hiking to Tsum Valley. En route to Manaslu hosts villages like Lho and Nupri, a region inhabited by immigrants from Tibet. The prayer flags, carved stones, monasteries, and painted walls keep the Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley trek entertaining.

Meals and accommodation in Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek

If you are in the Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley trek region, you can face challenges due to complicated geography.

Tsum Valley trek is the jewel of the Manaslu region, and trekking to this place is very sacred.

You can find tea houses and lodges in enough numbers on the way. If you want to stay and learn about their culture, you can stay in their homestays. There are even decent food restaurants and hotels on the trek route.

People here are amicable and welcoming. They offer you an excellent place to stay and tasty local Tibetan food. You can expect typical Nepali food, i.e., daal, bhaat, and pickle, along with Tibetan food like noodle soup.

You have various options on the food menu, though. You can have international cuisine at a reasonable price in a good enough place. The price is higher than that in other places, but complicated geography and transportation take a toll on the price range.

Importance of Travel Insurance in Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek

You must get travel insurance if you travel above 3000m in the Himalayas.

Talking about the Tsum valley and Manaslu Circuit trek at once, the elevation can go up to around 5100m. If you plan an itinerary to cover every part of the Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley trek, it would be best to have the fine print of the document.

That particular document can save your bank account to drain if anything terrible happens along the way.

Tsum valley is a remote and isolated valley. The trek may be moderate to strenuous.

The challenging trails can offer you adventure and at the same, danger which you should try to avoid. In the worst scenario when you can't avoid it, your travel insurance can cover up to the US $100,000. It becomes sufficient to compensate for helicopter evacuations.

You can use it for medical emergencies, lost/stolen baggage, illness, helicopter evacuation, etc. Travel insurance can assure you that you have prepared well for expected and unexpected troubles in this trek.

Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley Trek and Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness has similar signs and symptoms to a bad hangover. You would feel nauseating, have headaches, be dehydrated, and feel very sick and tired. You would have short of breath like asthma patients and even faint.

You would get altitude sickness when you are above around 2500m. It may be more critical when it is nighttime than in the daytime.

Preparing your mind and body would help to acclimatize to prevent altitude sickness in the Manaslu Circuit Tsum Valley trek.

Acclimatization is very crucial as you climb higher. Along with it, you have to drink a lot of water. Avoid caffeine and alcohol altogether. You shouldn't smoke even if you are a chain smoker. You have to look over what you eat as well. You should take light but high-calorie food.

Remember, altitude sickness can take your life if you don't treat yourself on time. Thus, report your trek guide at times if you feel discomfort while hiking.

Itinerary

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Cost Details

Included

  • Airport pick up 
  • 3- star category accommodation in Kathmandu for 3 nights 
  • 18 nights 19 days tea house accommodation during trekking 
  • Standard meals ( Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner) during the trek 
  • Professional, government license holder trekking guide
  • All ground transportation ( Local and tourist standard)
  • Special permits for Manaslu and Tsum both trek
  • All the permits , entrance fees, and TIMS card
  • Porter to carry the load ( 2 people = 1 porter basis ) 
  • First aid medical kit (Basic), Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Accident insurance for all staff
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Excluded

  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Visa fees are as follows
  1. 30 USD for 15 days
  2. 50 USD for 30 days
  3. 125 USD for 90 days
  • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
  • Extra porter if required (it cost USD25 per day)
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

FAQs

  • Q1. Can I trek Manaslu Circuit Tsum valley Trek without a guide?

    No, you aren't allowed to trek solo in this region. It is dangerous to travel alone as this location is very remote and isolated, and also, it needs permits. As per Nepal Government policy, every trekker in restricted areas and arduous trek routes has to hire a professional trek guide.

    You must hire a professional and seek the best guide to do this trek.

  • This trek costs up to $1750, which doesn't include airfare, travel insurance, tips to trekking staff, etc.

  • Yes, this valley trek can be tricky, even for professional trekkers. These trek trails lead you to a beautiful and distant location. The trek route is full of severe steepness due to its complex geography. You must be very careful. So you ought to hire a professional, experienced guide for this challenging trek of Nepal.

  • Since Manaslu Circuit and Tsum valley is on the northside of Nepal, it is best to trek there from October to November and March to April.

    These months are famous for having pleasant and warm weather. You can enjoy the clear skies, mesmerizing sceneries, peaceful environment, and adventurous trek.

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