Trip Overview

The manaslu tsum valley trekking is one of the isolated trekking routes of Nepal. It is newly opened trekking route of Nepal. It was opened for trekkers only in 2008 A.D. while trekking through this route, the trekkers need better knowledge about the climbing technique and should strictly follow the guideline provided by the experts. The facilities of hotels and lodges will be comparatively lower than that of in other trekking route.

During Manaslu trekking, we ascend to the foot of the north face of Manaslu. We will be rewarded with a stunning panorama and finest aspects of spectacular massifs. We start our trek with the drive to Arughat from Kathmandu and then follow the meandering Budhi Gandaki River northwards to the village of Deng. Apart from Manaslu, we will also get chance to explore the stunning panorama of other mountains including, Dhaulagiri, Himlung Himal (7125m), Annapurna massif, and Ganesh Himal Peaks.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Today, upon your arrival Tribhuvan International Airport, our representatives from NVDP will welcome you and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
With the help of our experienced tour guide, you will spend this whole day for Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing. The main places will be: Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Bauddhanath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square among others.

Day 03: Drive to Arughat (Gorkha) (700m)
Today, after the breakfast, we drive to Arughat (570m) from Kathmandu, which will take approx. 8-9 hours via private vehicle or local bus. We will be travelling via the Prithvi Highway before Malekhu we turn north taking the single track road for Dhading Besi and beyond to Arughat. We will stay there at guesthouse overnight.

Day 04: Arughat to Sati Khola (815m)
We today, will start trekking from Arughat. Our today’s destination will be Soti Khola (730m), which will take approx. 5-6 hours. A well-defined path through verdant paddy fields climbs past Gurung villages. At Shanti Bazaar, you will have the first view of Shringi Himal. From here Budhi Gandaki will be our uphill companion. After crossing the suspension bridge of Soti Khola, we then reach into the village which is famous for famed Honey Hunters.

Day 05: Sati Khola to Labu Besi (900m)
Today, we start trekking in the morning. And after crossing the bridge, the trek climbs up onto a ridge above the huge rapids of Budhi Gandaki and reaches to Khorsaani. Then, the trail, gets a bit precarious as it passes over a big rock and crosses a stream. The rocky trail then goes up and down through large stand of nettles, passes tropical waterfalls and again backs down to the bank of Budhi Gandaki. The trek goes up again on a steep rocky trail and down then up around to the Gurung village of Labu Besi and rests overnight.

Day 06: Labu Besi to Jagat (1250m)
From Labu Besi, we move onwards today. And we follow the trail gradually uphill to Jagat. We reach at Jagat via Doban. We stay at Jagat overnight.

Day 07: Jagat to Ngyak (1950m)
The day begins by following the river bank again for the first hour up to Ghata Khola. We then cross to the eastern bank before ascending to Philim, one of the few large settlements on this route and home to the Manaslu Conservation Area Project office. From here you can view Mt. Lapuchun (5,950m). Overnight, we will stay at Guest House.

Day 08: Ngyak to Ghap (2050m)
The trek takes us through a heavily forested area in a narrow valley until we reach the little settlement of Dang. We then cross the Budhi Gandaki River where the valley opens and we begin our ascent to Rana. The trail now takes us high above the river giving us views of the Manaslu Massif before descending to Ghap. We will stay overnight at Guest House in Ghap.

Day 09: Ghap to Lho (3148m)
Today we trek from Ghap to lho village (3020m). It is the distance of about 6 to 7 hours normal walk. Slowly and gradually we would be gaining altitude and with the increase in altitude, we enter into alpine territory and accordingly we would have increasing mountain views. On the way to Manrung, we would find more number of Mani walls and three more crossing of the Budi Gandaki. Finally we will reach at Lho where we will stay overnight.

Day 10: Lho to Samagaon (3517m)
Today, we will be resuming the trek with a steep descent and a crossing of yet another rock-strewn torrent called Thusang Khola. You will realize that Manaslu and Himalchuli dominate the entire landscape. Then on, across the glacier-fed Numla Khola, the valley drops away to a moraine while we follow the ancient trans-Himalayan trail now a just very few kilometers from Tibet. We then reach at Samagaon. Samagaon (3390m) is one of the classic Lama settlements in the region with monatery and mani walls and all things totally Tibetan.

Day 11: Samagaon to Samdo (3738m)
Today will be a rest and acclimatization day in Samagaon. You can have an optional hike to Punggyen Gompa or the day can be spent immersing oneself in the daily life of Sama Gompa.

Day 12: Samdo to Dharmashala (4480m)
Today’s walk starts easily enough. We cross Budhi Gandaki for a final time and pause at the old stone wall of mani inscriptions bidding us well for progress over the pass. The trail gradually rises through juniper and tundra with a viewpoint overlooking the Larkya La Glacier. Further climb will bring us to memorably Spartan Larkya Rest House. We now reach at Dharmashala (4460m) for our overnight stay.

Day 13: Acclimatization day
Today, we will have full-day acclimatization at Dharmashala. We can explore the surrounding areas of Dharmashala today and stay here tonight.

Day 14: Dharmasala to Bhimtang (3890m) the day of Larky La Pass (5113m)
An early morning start is needed for what is to be a particularly tough and extended day. We start at approx. 4 am to avoid gale force wind which usually gains in strength after mid-day at the pass. After a long gradual climb alongside a moraine, we make a short descent to a glacial lake and reach the head of the moraine (4700m) which we cross to climb to the ridge top. Four frozen lakes lie below and then it is up to the crest of the Larkya La (5100m). The reward for these difficult trekking conditions is brilliant westerly views of Himlung Himal, Kangurru and Annapurna II as well as the looming omnipresence of Manaslu. Well, the descent is hardly any easier; we drop around 650m in less than an hour. Our trail then levels off onto yak pastures before finally reaching Bimtang (3590m), a collection of typical summer kharkas.

Day 15: Bhimtang to Tilje (3010m)
Now, the toughest days on the trail are behind us. We descend through meadows and through pine and rhododendron forest to reach Hampuk and then after dropping further following the course of the Dudh Khola we arrive at Karche and then onto the village of Gho. Keeping the west bank of the river, the afternoon is one of the gradual descents to the Gurung Settlement of Tilije which has a certain notoriety for apply brandy. We stay overnight in Tilije (2300m) at local lodge.

Day 16: Tilje to Tal (1725m)
Trek goes along the Dudh Khola, a tributary of the Marsyangdi River, before arriving at the confluence in Dharapani. From here, we will continue on to Tal where the river appears as a lake. We will stay at Tal tonight.

Day 17: Tal to Syange (1175m)
Today the trail runs gently downstream of the river passing the village of Syange where we stay overnight.

Day 18: Syange to Besisahar (825m)
Today, we follow the trail downstream to Besisahar. We pass through the picturesque villages, forests and mountain views. We will stay at Besisahar tonight.

Day 19: Besisahar to Kathmandu by road service.
After completing this wonderful Manaslu Trek, we today drive back to Kathmandu. After arriving at Kathmandu, in the evening, we will enjoy our farewell dinner party.

Day 20: Final Departure

Date & Price

The given prices are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please Contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

We also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.

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Trip Start Date Trip End Date Price
10th Sep, 2018 22nd Sep,2018 US$ 1490 Guaranteed Departure
16th Sep, 2018 28th Sep, 2018 US$ 1490 Guaranteed Departure
25th Sep, 2018 7th Oct, 2018 US$ 1490 Guaranteed Departure
3rd Oct, 2018 15th Oct, 2018 US$ 1490 Guaranteed Departure
9th Oct, 2018 21st Oct, 2018 US$ 1490 Guaranteed Departure
14th Oct, 2018 26th Oct, 2018 US$ 1490 Guaranteed Departure
23rd Oct, 2018 5th Nov, 2018 US$ 1490 Guaranteed Departure
5th Nov, 2018 17th Nov, 2018 US$ 1490 Guaranteed Departure
12th Nov, 2018 24th Nov, 2018 US$ 1490 Guaranteed Departure
21st Nov, 2018 2nd Dec, 2018 US$ 1490 Guaranteed Departure
20th Feb, 2019 2nd Mar, 2019 US$ 1490 Guaranteed Departure
25th Feb, 2019 7th Mar, 2019 US$ 1490 Guaranteed Departure
29th Feb, 2019 11th Mar, 2018 US$ 1490 Guaranteed Departure
3rd Mar, 2019 15th Mar, 2019 US$ 1490 Guaranteed Departure
7th Mar, 2019 19th Mar, 2019 US$ 1490 Guaranteed Departure
13th Mar, 2019 25th Mar, 2019 US$ 1490 Guaranteed Departure
20th Mar, 2019 2nd Apr, 2019 US$ 1490 Guaranteed Departure
26th Mar, 2019 8th Apr, 2019 US$ 1490 Guaranteed Departure
5th Apr, 2019 17th Apr, 2019 US$ 1490 Guaranteed Departure
What is Included
  • Airport pickups and drops ina private vehicle
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion) and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
What is Not Included
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
Others

Accommodations

We will be staying at Hotel Manag and Baisali in Kathmandu, and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 250. Although single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation, it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.

Meals

During our Tusm Valley and Manaslu Trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea-houses or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu . There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests.

Safety

Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government’s advice for their latest travel information before departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas your itinerary covers. Please refer to our website’s safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trip.

We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home – you won’t need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.

Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you’ll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your leader will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your Leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it’s deemed necessary due to safety concerns.

For more details on the type of conditions and safety standards you can expect on your trip, please refer to Intrepid’s operational safety policy on our website. We recommend that you take a moment to read through this information before travelling, and would appreciate any feedback on how well it’s being implemented in the field:

TRAINING FOR A TREK
Before deciding whether or not you want to travel on this trip, please have a read of the training for a trek document.

INTERNAL FLIGHTS:
There have been a number of recent air accidents in Nepal. We only use airlines that have passed strict safety audits for internal flights on this trip, including Buddha Air, Yeti Air & Tara Air. EU clients please see our safety page for important information regarding internal flights in Nepal.

PERSONAL SAFETY – NEPAL:
Pick-pocketing and bag-snatching are common, particularly in airports and on buses. Take care when walking around at night. Avoid walking on your own and don’t carry large sums of cash. Keep valuables in a hotel safe if possible. Bars and restaurants now close at midnight as part of a government crackdown on illegal activities. Foreigners remaining in bars and clubs after hours have been detained by the police.

FESTIVALS:
Travelling in India and Nepal whilst the Holi festival is on (a lunar festival but generally held in March every year), can at times be dangerous – a lot of locals participate in consumption of intoxicating substances. The day has been associated with physical violence and danger. Your leader will be advising you and your group on what places to avoid on this day and it may even be necessary for us to alter your itinerary for the day to avoid putting you or our group leader in high risk situation.

TRAFFIC AND DRIVING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD:
Depending on where you come from please note that drivers in this part of the world may drive on the opposite side of the road from what you are used to. Look both ways before crossing any road. Traffic can be a little more chaotic than you might be used to at home. Be aware!

SEAT BELTS:
Please be aware that local laws governing transportation safety may differ from those in your home country and not all the transport which we use is able to provide seat belts.

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