Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking is another most appreciated trekking in Manaslu region designated for both indoor and outdoor travelers. It is the unique adventure with two major attractions: closer view of mountain, and experience of influential Buddhist culture, tradition, and lifestyle of people of Tsum Valley. This trekking area is bordered to Tibet too. Thus, the word ‘Tsum’ is derived from the Tibetan word Tsombo meaning ‘vivid’. Like the name, Tsum treasures natural beauty of huge mountains, pine, and oak forest, cascading waterfalls, number of streams, and natural hot springs.
Tsum Valley is a real gem of this trek which is surrounded by Baudha Himal and Himalchuli on the west, Sringi on the north, and Ganesh Himal on the south. The unique wilderness and vegetation are also major aspects attracting most of the tourists from both inside and outside of the country. Major animals found are the rare snow leopard and red panda. Some culturally different festivals like Lhosar, Dhachyang, Saka Dawa and Fanning carry unbelievable importance for the residential people. So, if any of these festivals fall during your trip, you will be able to sink in these culturally purified practices.
Without any doubt, you can enjoy Tibetan Butter Tea, natural coffee, and local meals for your hungry appetite. These splendid blends of natural and cultural experiences will take you to the seven skies. During the trail, you will stay in lodges and tea houses. But, camping can also be arranged if you demand it.
The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Arughat. This drive is followed by the trek to Soti Khola, Machha Khola, Jagat, Chisopani, Chumling, Chokhangparo, Nile, Mu Gompa, Burgi, Chumling, Philim, Khorlabesi, Soti Khola and finally to Arughat. From Arughat one can easily catch bus/jeep to Kathmandu. In this way, this remote trek starts and ends at the country’s major hub, Kathmandu.
For trekking to the restricted areas in Nepal, Nepal Immigration Rule suggests that a minimum of 2 people can be allowed. The same rule is applied for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking. This rule is formed because permits can be issued for minimum 2 people. If you want to travel alone, we, Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition can easily arrange permits for you, but you must pay costs for 2 people. And if you pay the single supplementary charge of $140, your permit will be made available easily and you can enjoy your trip fluently. We also arrange group joining the trip. You can choose any dates in the fixed departure section, but if mentioned does not match your time, you can simply ask for availabilities.
There is a requirement for the special allowance card for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek. To get this allow, we require a full working day (Sunday to Friday) after you arrive in Nepal (Kathmandu). You can book this trek in Nepal as prior as you can and report us about your landing on a working day so that we can arrange your permits easily.
The single supplementary cost is $140, which is compulsory. In this cost, we assure your 100% successful trek, if you are an alone traveler. Your trek will be accomplished in your requested timetable.
I did a trekking tour at Manaslu with this Agency last march. everything was planed very well- our guide Sures made a great job and we compared lot of agencys- the price is really fair. So i wish all the best to the agency and i can really recommend it to all of you.
Size of Trekking Group
For Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking, there will be one leader and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers). This arrangement is done for the smooth running of the campaign. It ensures that the trip will carry on as per plan even if anybody in a group gets sick. NTA can operate this trek for a group of any size. But, a group of 12 are considered as optimum size. However, if you have a group of more than 12, NTA can arrange this too.
We will spend 2 nights at a luxury hotel in Kathmandu. While on trek, we will spend 14 nights at local tea houses. All accommodations for this trek will be on twin sharing basis. However, on request, single rooms can also be made available but it costs additional $ 290 US. But some places in this region do not allow single accommodations.
During our Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking, we will enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine like, Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, breads and drinks of different variety and snacks.
Breakfast of a day will be served at the same tea house or lodge where we spent the night, as per its menu. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner will be served at the tea house where you spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner and breakfasts will be served during our stay in Kathmandu.
Getting Visa for Nepal
You will get on arrival visa for Nepal. On arriving Nepal you will get tourist visa for 15 to five months. It depends upon your purpose of visit but regarding tour you will get the visa for 15 to three months.
For trekking you need to submit photocopy of passport and two pp size photo of yours.