Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking
Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking
  • Trip Code: dwt004
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Total Duration: 21 Days
  • Difficulty Level: Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude: 5,160m at Larkya la pass
  • Accommodation: Tea house during the trek
  • Meals: All meals during the trek
  • Transportation: Domestic flight and private vehicle (Transportation
  • Group Size: 2-40
  • Best Season: Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec,
  • Trip Starts: Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends: Kathmandu
  • Trip Cetegory: Manaslu Region Trekking
  • Activity Per Day: Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
21 Days incl. Flights / Bus ...
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US$ 1700
US$ 1295

About Trip

Tsum valley and Manaslu Circuit, the complete circumnavigation of the majestic Mount Manaslu (8,156m)-the world’s eight highest mountain crossing over adventurous high pass Larkya La, and cultural heritage of sacred Buddhism, is certainly one of the nature’s call destinations as well as Nepal’s last Himalayan hidden treasures awaiting to explore the less explored valley.

Trip Highlights
  • The scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola
  • Mu & Lungdang Gompas in Tsum valley 
  • Milarepa Piren Phu Cave (pigeon cave), the most sacred cave in the Tsum valley
  • the historical Dephyudonma and Rachen monastery , the oldest monasteries in the Tsum valley
  • Trekking around Mt Manaslu (8,163 m) the worlds eighth tallest mountain
  • Side trip around the Biren Lake, one of the popular lake,or  Monasteries, Punhyen Glacier, or hike to Mount Manaslu Base Camp during the rest day at Samagon
  • Majestic view of glaciers, Lakes, rock and mountain of Mt. Manasalu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh and many more on Nepal- Tibet boarder from high crossing Larkya la pass
  • The unique cultural blend of Tibetan Nupri and Gurung inhabitants 
  • Ancient Buddhist stupas, monasteries and Tibetan lifestyle
  • Side-trip to Birendra Lake Or Incredibly diverse scenery with rich in wildlife 
  • an ancient trading route to Tibet
  • Less crowed path than other trekking regions

Benefits

  • Private transport to and from our hotel in Kathmandu to Kathmandu’s international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
  • Provide pulse oximeter for blood oxygen saturation level monitor to high altitude.    It is an important indicator to recognize early signs of impending altitude sickness and other potentially health risks.
  • Medical Kit.
  • Arrangement of sleeping bags and down jackets if you do not have your own.

Explore geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating combined Manaslu circuit and Tsum valley trekking for magnificent mountain vistas, dramatic landscapes, terraced hillsides, mysterious canyons, Tibetan culture and a high pass crossing. Visiting the remote upstream of the Budhi Gandaki, reaching Mu Gompa (3700m) for splendid surrounding range of Ganesh Himal, Singri Himal and Boudha Himal, crossing over Larkya La, the highest point of the trek and going down to the Marsyangdi, makes a semi-circular trip around the three peaks of Manaslu.

Tsum valley and Manaslu Circuit, the complete circumnavigation of the majestic Mount Manaslu  (8,156m)-the world’s eight highest mountain, is certainly one of  the nature’s call destinations as well as Nepal’s last Himalayan hidden treasures awaiting to explore the least explored valley. Whereas a less exposed remote and wild hidden Tsum valley was almost nothing known before 2008, unlike the rich cultural heritage and secretive of hilltop monasteries, traditional villages, colorful people, mysterious yaks and hurdles of maniwalls, chortens, lively festivals, historic treasures and picturesque villages being considered to be as Shangri-La of the Himalayas.

Trek starts from Sotikhola, climbs the Budhi Gandaki valley through forest of pine and rhododendron, heads up over a ridge leads to Lokpa, the entrance to wild route to Tsum valley. From Chhokangparo, we will be in upper valley of inner Himalaya. Refreshing forests of bamboo and exotic rhododendron, higher trials are lead to silent alpine glades and rugged, high mountain desert. Visiting Piren Phu cave- the most sacred caves, higher up beyond Nile and Chhule is the Tibetan region, where the landscape is dry, arid and reminiscent of the Tibetan plateau, with barren hillsides and soaring mountainsides. Hiking through yak pastures into Trans Himalayan Terrain, the historical Dephyudonma monastery is observed on the way to Mu Gompa. We will have time for sight trip around Rachen Gompa before rejoining the main Manaslu route at Deng. Upon arriving Lho village is the Nupri region, inhabitant of Tibetan immigrants, flattering colorful prayer flags and monasteries along the way. With visit to Birendra Lake during a rest day at Samagoan,  we climb the larkya La, one of the most dramatic pass crossings in the Himalayas.

The manaslu and tsum trek is one of Nepal’s last Himalayan gems to observe for a sparkling array of panoramic peaks, wide range of scenery, cultural variety and peaceful valleys awaiting the adventurous explorer.  Trekkers visiting Manaslu and tsum are sure to have exceptionally unforgettable experience.

Note: Discovery world Trekking would like to recommend all our valuable clients that they should add an extra day at Kathmandu  at  weekdays (Not in the weekend) before we start our Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking next day after for Manaslu special permit process where we need your original  Passport with Nepali visa at Immigrant Office Nepal and also for official Briefing as proper mental guidance and necessary information just to have a recheck of equipment and goods for the journey to make sure you haven't forgotten anything and if forgotten, then make sure that you are provided with those things ASAP on that very day at our office. On our way, we'll be travelling in public buses but if you want a bit comfortable ride as the road is not that good we can provide you jeep at some extra cost as simple cars can't go there. 

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Drive to Arughat (608m)-5 to 6 hrs then drive to Soti Khola (730m/2896ft) – about 2 hrs

After an early breakfast, we will start our trip with drive along the Prithivi highway west from Kathmandu, through the beautiful river view cross the Trishuli River and reach Dhading Bensi through pitched road. We will stop along the way for breaks and lunch. Four to five hours bus drive from Dhading besi takes us Arkhet, driving along the scenic villages, rivers, follow continually Dorandi Khola northwards to Gorkha and Arukhat with observing the Mount Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range on the footsteps of Manaslu where we change next jeep to Arkhet by following the Budhi Gandaki River. Arughat Bazaar is clustered on both sides of the River Budi-Gandaki linked by a suspension bridge, this is the largest settlement in the valley, also a junction to various important places, two hours drive from Arughat takes us to Soti Khola . Overnight at Lodge. Included Meals: (B, L, D).

Day 2 : Trek to MachhaKhola (890m/ 2,965 ft) – 5 to 6 hrs

We continue following the low valley to the north, observing the majestic Himalayan Peaks from time to time on our way up the picturesque densely forested Buddhi Gandaki Valley, passing through a number of small villages tucked into the hillside, until we reach a widening of the valley. In Opposite site, a large tributary stream enters the Budhi Gandaki river. Walking a series of ascent and descent leads to the small and beautiful village of Lapubesi (880m). From here our path descends to the wide, sandy riverbed which follows a trail meandering below the steep, craggy valley side. We make a last climb up to reach MachaKhola. Overnight at Lodge. Included Meals: (B, L, D).

Day 3 : Trek to Jagat(1400m)-6 to 7 hrs

We cross the river and head up stream to Khola Beni. The route soon have to walk on a dramatic gorge with sculptured rocks of spectacular waterfalls and some landslides. After crossing bridge and heading upstream to the tiny village of Kholabesi, and a natural hot springs at Tatopani (Tatopani means ‘hot water’ in Nepali). From hot spring, we hike up to another trial, then, cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. Climb on a wide, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. From here, we cross a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, and climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Thado Bharyang before ascending to the charming village of Jagat, and the Manaslu Conservation area and police check post where we will need to present our trekking permits. Overnight at lodge. Included Meals: (B, L, D).

Day 4 : Trek to Lokpa (2040 m)- 6 to 7 hrs

We make an entry into restricted region of Manaslu and Tsum Valley by registering the Permit in checkpoint at Jagat. We climb over a ridge to Salleri. We walk a bit along the riverbank, cross the Budhi Gandaki River on a long suspension bridge. As we continue to walk , the valley widens heading towards Philim. As we pass by Ekle Bhatti, trail get separated toward Tsum and Manaslu. Pass through the welcome board and hike up toward Lokpa. We meet few villages. Rivers become narrow as we meet to the confluence of the Syar Rivers from Tum vallley. We turn right from Tsum valley to reach Lokpa village, first village in Tsum valley that provides a chance to see Manaslu range. From Lokpa, slaughtering of animal is strictly prohibited, it’s complete isolation hidden valley of happiness blessed by Padmashamva centuries ago. Stunning view of Himalchuli and Boudha Himal can be observed from Lokpa village. We spend overnight at Lokpa. Included meals :( B, L, D).

Day 5 : Trek to Chumling (2386 m)- 4 to 5 hrs

After having had breakfast, we start walking from Lokpa village- entrance to wild route to Tsum valley. In the route from Lokpa to Chumling on the clear day, the view of Baudha Himal(6672m) and Ganesh Himal VI is seen very clearly. Trial descends to Lungwa river valley, then climb up through silence tropical forest of dense rhododendron and pine to Gumling. No villages are passed on the way between Lokpa to Gumling. Trial separates at Gumling. We cross again Syar Khola and arrive at the village of Chumling. Late afternoon, side trip to upper part of Chumling to visit monastery is the best for view of Ganesh Himal. Chumling has three monasteries of Panago Gumba, Mani Dhungyur and Gurwa Gumba. There is a telephone service and health post too. Overnight at Chumling. Included Meals (B, L, D).

Day 6 : Trek to Chhokangparo (3,010m)- 5 to 6 hrs

Today, we enter to upper valley, part of the Inner Himalaya. The trial continues along the Syar River down to Domje and then rises over 500 metres to the largest city in Tsum valley. A pretty village of Gho has unusual Gomba. From there we will continue our uphill climbing and then trek to arrive at Chhokangparo. On a clear day we can have magnificent views of Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal from Chhokangparo. From Chhokangparo, where we will have the opportunity to have hospitality of local people (Tibetan group “Tsombo”) welcoming with traditional Tibetan Chiya (butter tea) and local meal. We spend overnight at Chhokang Paro. Included meals: (B, L, D).

Day 7 : Trek to Nile (3361 m) via visiting Visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave on the way- 4 to 5 hrs

We walk relatively shorter than previous days. Nile, on the western, sun-side of the Shikhar Khola, about 20 minutes walk across from Chhule, is the last village heading north in the upper Tsum Valley. As we go up, the valley becomes fertile, narrow, and we see people busy in farming. After passing Lamagaon, there is Piren Phu cave of St. Milarepa where his footprint is still preserved and noticeable in the rock. Piren Phu(pigeon cave) is one of the most sacred caves in the Tsum valley on the side of a rugged cliff mountain, with great views of the valley from the cave monastery, near the village of Burji. There are two separate Gumbas attached to the rocky cave. Richly painted Buddhist murals, excellent artistic scripts carved on stones, long prayer flags and significant Buddhists paper scripts make this cave one of the most important socio-cultural asset in the valley. Then, we head towards the crossing of the suspension bridge over Shiar River and continue our trek through several villages to finally cross a bridge and arrive at Nile. We spend overnight at Nile. Included meals: (B, L, D).

Day 8 : Trek to Mu Gompa (3700 m), visit Dhephyudonma Gompa (4060 m)- 3 to 4 hrs

A short walk from Nile along the west bank of the valley close to Tibetan border reaches easily to Mu Gompa, the highest point of Tsum valley trek. We hike up through yak pastures through typical dry and arid Trans Himalayan Terrain. The monastery has rows of Chortens and beautiful mountain views and houses. The historical Dephyudonma monastery connected with the dawn of Buddhism run by Lama, on the lap of the rugged mountains, is one of the oldest monasteries in the Tsum. There are few drinking facilities.We spend overnight at Mu Gompa. Included meals: (B, L, D).

Day 9 : Trek to Rachen Gompa (3240 m): 3 to 4 hrs

We return down valley through Chhule, and continue down as far as Phurbe. Walking on the east bank of the Siyar Khola and crossing flat boulder-covered plains following the power lines to Rachen Gompa (3240m), where we inspect the ancient Gompa, talk to very friendly nuns or monks. Overnight at Rachen Gompa. Included Meals (B, L, D).

Day 10 : Trek to Gumba Lungdang(3,200m)- 5 to 6 hrs

We trek to south until a bridge crosses to the west bank and pass again through Chhokang Paro then drop below on the previous trail towards Chumling. After about 2hrs, see a small white gompa on the left at Gho (2485m). Descend on a narrow trail passing the gompa on your left and drop to a wooden bridge over the Siyar Khola. Cross the bridge to Domje (2460- has Tibetan herbal medicine clinic and school Then we climb very steeply through pines and rhododendrons until the track starts traversing at a mani wall with prayer flags. Finally, in the pine forest, take a prayer flag marked uphill trail and make a zigzag climb through huge silver pines to reach Gumba Lungdang (3200m), perched on a ridge with small cells for the nuns scattered through the beautiful rhododendrons above. This small gompa with 40 nuns has an intense and engrossing puja from 6.00-7.30pm each night unless the nuns are on holidays or elsewhere, which is for some months each year – enquire in Chhokang-Paro. The mountain views in all directions are amazing and being here was the absolute highlight of our many trips to Nepal. Overnight at Gumba Lungdang. Included Meals (B, L, D).

Day 11 : Trek to Ganesh Himal Base Camp(4,800m)- 7 to 8 hrs

The intact forest wilderness and views make it an outstanding trek even though; altitude gain may cause difficulty in hiking. We traverse down and up through two small valleys, then drop right on dusty or muddy zigzags on a shortcut to regain the lower track and continue up valley through the forest. After passing through a small clear pasture then taking the right-hand descending track and drop to the river, the bridge takes to a steep bank – look for cairns upstream and climb the bank. Traverse through forest on a passable track with many wind-thrown trees , and cross the Laudang Khola to the west bank on a rickety wooden bridge. Climb steeply through pristine pines and rhododendrons on a ridge, stone huts beside a large boulder in a kharka. The track continues between the huts and up. Eventually we emerge into grassy flats behind the lateral moraine of the Torogumba glacier. Continue climbing past seasonal yak huts and several tracks on the moraine wall that give superb views of the mountains. It takes about 4hrs to reach the Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4200m). The return to Gumba Lugdang is very short. Overnight at Gumba Lugdang . Included Meal (B, L, D).

Day 12 : Trek to Lokpa (2,240m)- Approximately 6hrs.

We go down Chhokangparo to the monastery at Gho(2,485m). Continuing on a narrow trial through the village to cross the Shiar Khola and head to nearby Dhumje(2,440m). Then trial climbs up steeply through pine and rhododendron to reach a Mani wall with prayer flags. Leaving Gomba Lungdang , we pass through Domje and get back to Lokpa. The trial will drop back through the George that forms the entrance into Tsum valley along the Syar River. We spend overnight atb Lokpa. Included meals: (B, L, D).

Day 13 : Trek to Ghap(2,380m)- Approximately 7 hrs

The descent trial through the exposed route, we cross the Buri Ghandaki on a solid bridge then enter a narrow gorge ascending and descending while gradually climbing through the valley. Crossing the river again on a suspension to Nupri and then through bamboo forests to Deng (1860m), inhabited by Gurung villagers. Crossing the river and climbing to Rana (19100m) and then reach Bhiphedi (2,130m). We meander in and out of the valley canyons to cross the Serang Khola before finally arriving at into Ghap (2160m). Overnight lodge at Ghap. Included meals (B, L, D).

Day 14 : Trek to Lho (3,180m)- Approximately 6 hrs

Leaving Ghap, the valley becomes steeper and long climb through bamboo and rhododendron crossing the wild river a couple of times to reach the village of Namrung, entry into Nupri region. The people here are descendants of Tibetan migrants many centuries ago. We continue on passing the entrance gate of Mani walls, Buddhist Gompas to the villages. Beyond here the valley opens out and soon passes through the Tibetan village of Sho. The village has many yaks and there are excellent views of Manaslu (8163m) and Manaslu North (7157m) at the end of the village. Overnight lodge at Lho. Included Meals (B, L, D).

Day 15 : Trek to Sama Gaon (3,530m)- Approximately 4hrs

This is an easy day and we enable to savor the great mountain views. Trek to Sama (3530m), we follow the right bank of the river with views of Peak 29 ahead. A couple of hours climbing through the forest brings us to the village of Shyala, offering views of Phungi, Manaslu and Himal Chuli. The villagers rely on yaks, potatoes and barley for their crops in this distinctly alpine region. As we hike up, the peaks of Ganesh Himal towards the east and the huge peaks of Himalchuli and Manaslu in the the south can be seen. We look down into a little dip where two rows of houses form the main part of Sama. At the far end of the village, overlooking the valley stands the well-known monastery of Sama Gaon, Tibetan border is very near from here. We stop at Samagaon for the next two nights which will further help with acclimatization. Overnight lodge at Sama Gaon. Included Meals: (B, L, D).

Day 16 : Rest day in Samagaon (3,530m)

To ensure proper acclimatization to the altitude, we have schedule a rest day at Sama Gaon. The beautiful village of Sama Gaon is one of the highlights of the trek with excellent mountains views, the close to Manaslu base camp. Ponder at the thousands of mani stones with Buddhist texts and pictures. We see women wearing a nice silver spoon as jewelry at Sama Gaon. Today is rest day but our guide take an optional excursion side trip to explore glacial moraine surrounding attractions with sightseeing to Birendra Lake or Pungyen Gompa. Pungyen means bracelet, a good description of the two peaks. Return side trip to Manaslu base camp takes eight hours. Those wishing though side trip but well worth the effort with the Manaslu Glacier and the turquoise lake beneath with mountains as far as the eye can see. If you want to just explore surrounding viewpoints and relaxed day, this Tibetan village gives the opportunity to visit the Pung-Gyen monastery which sits beneath the east face of Manaslu. Higher up again is a cave Gompa and hot springs. Overnight lodge at Sama Gaon. Included Meals (B, L, D).

Day 17 : Trek to Larkya La Phedi (darma shala) (4,460m) - 5 to 6 hrs

We start an early in the morning walk from Sama Gaon to head towards Samdo. We continue our walk down the edge through some fields to some old mani walls and cross the wooden bridge over the Budi Gandaki and climb gradually up the valley. Another mani wall marks the beginning of ascent to the pass and cross two streams and witness the Larkya Glacier. Go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again and come to the stone guest house (4450 m) which is not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmasala, also known as Larkya La Phedi. Today we will be rewarded with the views of Larkya Glacier with the fantastic views of Manaslu looking particularly impressive. We came here today and have a rest to prepare for tomorrows crossing of the famous and most awaited Larkya Pass. Overnight lodge at Larkya La Phedi/Dharmasala. Included Meals (B, L, D).

Day 18 : Trek to Bimtang (3,590m) via crossing the Larkya la pass (5160m )- 7 to 9 hrs

We leave Dharmasala very early in the morning as it is the longest and toughest section of trekking around Manaslu crossing the Larkya la pass 5160m before the wind starts blowing strongly and possible storms appear on the pass. The trail starts gentle climb across moraine; it descends a little to a lake and then becomes rough and indistinct as it crosses to the south of steep grassy slopes. The trail stays on the moraine to a ridge marked by two cairns; from here the prayer flags marking the pass are visible. Descend to the four frozen lakes then make the final steep climb to the pass. From the pass of summit, there are outstanding panoramic view on clear day of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru, Menjung and the huge Annapurna II on the horizon. Savor the spectacular views from the top of the pass. Bhimtang is long but beautiful. On the descent from the pass the trail follows the top of the moraine to the west and makes a set of steep, rough switchbacks as it crosses the moraine then descends more gently on loose gravel to another grassy moraine at 4,450m. The trail now becomes easier to follow and reaches a small meadow. The valley becomes wider as the Trails heads down to a large meadow, past a mani wall and a small rest house that marks Bimthang at 3,590m. Overnight lodge at Bimtang. Included Meals: (B, L, D).

Day 19 : Trek to Gho (2,515m) - 4 to 5 hrs

From Bimtang, the trail starts to cross over the side of the moraine and descend to the headwaters of the Dudh Khola, and crosses a wooden bridge, then into pine and rhododendron forest to Hompuk (3,430m) with a rock shelter. The rhododendrons appear in a wide range of colors, sheep, horses and monkeys fill the forest. The panoramic view of Phungi, Manaslu, Manaslu north peak, Cheo Himal and Himlung Himal, are clearly visible. 30 minute descent in the forested area reach the meadow of Sangore Kharka. Then cross a landslide before making a steep climb to a ridge decorated with prayer flags. It makes a descent to the river bank at Gho(2,575m). Overnight lodge at Gho. Included Meals: (B, L, D).

Day 20 : Trek to Tal (1,700m) - 4 to 5 hrs

The route continues down with a few ups, mostly through fields, but also through some dense forest. Less than an hour walk through fields and intermittent stands of rhododendron and oak to arrive at Tilije, a very mixed of ethnic community settlement. Exit the village through a stone arch, cross the Dudh Khola and follow along its embankment descending through scrub forest. The walls of the Marsyangdi Valley loom larger and finally the houses of Dharapani appear in the distance. Pass through Thonje via a wooden bridge and through a chorten-shaped arch, and Dharapani lies across a long suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi. Trial downs to tal-on the sandy banks of the Marsyangdi River. The prayer flags, mani walls and chortens of Tal represent to the last Buddhist village on the trek. Overnight Lodge at Tal. Included Meals: (B, L, D).

Day 21 : Drive to Besisahar (4 to 5hrs) then Kathmandu (7hrs) at the same day

In the morning, we leave Tal for Besisahar on local Jeep or Bus. Approximately 4 to 5 hrs drive passing the villages, marshyandi river, town of bhulbhule and khudi then all the way to Beshishar. We need to reach Besisahar at least before 3p.m to catch up last jeep or local bus to Kathmandu. On a journey back to Kathmandu, the road follows along the scenic Marsyangdi River Valley and then meets the Trishuli River as we head west along the Prithvi Highway. Along the way, we will have good views of the lush scenery and terraced farmland and perhaps even some final glimpses of the mountains. Overnight at your own selected hotel at Kathmandu.

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • Transport from Kathmandu to Arughat to soti khola and from Tal to Besisahar then back to Kathmandu by local bus.
  • Tea House/lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • All Standard Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the Trek.
  • Official DWT (Government registered and licensed) Expert Leader Guide, 1 assitant guide for 12 or baove trekkers, with accompanying porters (generally, 1 porter per 2 trekkers) to assist withcarrying gear during the trek. (We cover the porters’meals, lodging, salary, transport,insurance, equipment, and other essentials.)
  • Manaslu & Tusm Vally  special  permit with Conservation Area Permit, and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fees.
  • Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • All Government and local taxes.
  • Assistance in arranging emergency rescue (funded by travel insurance)
  • Discovery World Trekking Certificate of Completion.
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu the eve of your international departure
Cost Excludes
  • International Flight.
  • All meals and Accommodations  in Kathmandu.
  • All Personal Expenses such as laundry,  telephone calls, bar bills, beverages, snacks.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Extra shower fees at lodges along the trail, battery re-charge fees, and incidental expenses along the trail.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters.
  • Any additional costs or delays cause by events beyond our control. e.g. landslides necessitating trail diversions,weather delays,political unrest, illness, et cetera.

    Thank you for choosing DWT! We will do everything within our means to take care of you and ensure an enjoyable trip of a lifetime in Nepal!

Trip Note

Getting There
Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal.  An overnight hotel in Kathmandu is required upon arriving in Nepal. Arughat/soti khola is the gateway to Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking reached by travelling 7/8 hours from Kathmandu by Local bus/Private Jeep that departure an early morning and stay overnight at the Soti Khola. The cost of Private Jeep has excluded in the package.

Free transfer
Discovery World Trekking provides free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking. We do your special welcome as it is our first meeting and greeting in Nepal with our team, it does not matter which flight you take to arrive in Nepal, the smiling representative crew from Discovery World Trekking awaits your arrival at airport and you will be greeted warmly with a traditional offering of a Khada or marigolds garland (symbolizing purity, goodwill, auspiciousness and compassion), then free hassle transferred to hotel. For taking advantage of free airport transfer opportunity, the full flight details of arrival and departure is requested to submit in advance by mail.

Accommodation
19 Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking.Package starts and ends at Besishar, although, two nights accommodation in Kathmandu is required, including before and after the trek, which has excluded in this package as Kathmandu has an excellent range of hotels for all budgets. Furthermore, accommodation in Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking package includes eighteen  nights at mountain local lodges popularly known as tea houses/Lodge (eating and sleeping at same place) during the trekking. Tea houses on the trek are fairly basic, simple but perfectly comfortable. Bathrooms and washing facilities in most of the places usually is shared; but there will be a homely environment with warmth hospitality of local people. The accommodation is almost twin sharing basis- bed with mattresses, blanket and pillows. Hot showers will be available at an extra cost. Discovery World Trekking has good public relation with local service providers in Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit trek; the company makes sure prior arrangement of the accommodation.

Meals
Meals in Kathmandu have excluded in the package as variety of Nepalese and international cuisine are available to taste during your stay. Three meal items of nineteen breakfasts,nineteen lunch and eighteen diners during the trekking are included in the package.  The foods are given more emphasis on fresh, hygienic, tasty and nutritious with the best selection menu available on tea house or lodge. The menu is the blend of traditional local, Asian and western cuisine. We highly recommend liquids green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon, ginger tea and garlic soup(must) etc at high altitude for health benefit.

Best Season
While planning to trek in Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking, we consider to climate conditions, particularly weather.making the trek throughout the year is possible as each season has different exceptional attractions and advantages offer for trekking in Manaslu region. In the high mountain region, temperature considerably depends upon an altitude range – higher the altitude, lower the temperature.

January – February
The coldest time is from early January through early February, after  late February which climate becomes warmer gradually. Temperatures may be cold at night,drop around minus 5 degree celcious at high altitude.  daytime is pleasantly and relatively warm during the sunshine. Despite colder climate conditions, skies are usually very clear, mountain views are at their best. Maybe, there will be snow on the ground. The trials are also much less busy at this time.

March-April
From the month of March marks the beginning of trekking season. By April, the trek route throughout the Himalayas will be rewarding with different full blossom rhododendron of red, pink and white even at an elevations of over3,000 metres.  The weather is favorable with sunny and cooler in the days, with clear sky, and the environment is dry. Snow Mountains have their best visibility. Temperature starts rising by the middle of March and by mid May. The later you leave, the warmer the days will be.

May-June
May to June is also the perfect time for trekking. Alpine plants will bloom all at once. The rainfall in Nepal begins generally from the last week of June and continues up to the second week of August.  Weather is cool at his time. Sky is very clear and you can enjoy the clearest views of mountains.

July-August
The peak of monsoons is in July and August. Mid-July through the end of the month will be blooming peak of flowers. The valleys are flooded with greenery and flowers and their beauty is beyond the description.  The nights are comparatively colder than the days ranging its temperatures (between 5c to 10 c during the nights) and (between 10c to 23c during the day). The morning is usually clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon and disappearing at night but you will often see the sun during the day. Late August, rainfall will begin to decrease and the signs of fall become rapidly obvious in the mountains. The valleys are green and the experience is totally different. The farmers are busy in the fields, some of the main festivals and colorful events are celebrated.

September-October
This is high tourist season with the best favorable weather and perfect climate condition. The bright sun makes for pleasant daytime temperature and night reveals spectacular starry skies. The monsoons are over in the early of September; mark the beginning of trek season and fine days will continue with the most stable weather from mild to warm days. The rainy season is no longer there. Daytime temperatures can reach 20c in the high altitude, with clear sky and superb view of mountains. The nights are colds with temperatures may go down around 5c. In September, A lively festival attracts thousands of trekkers. When the brilliant greens fed by the monsoon fade to golden/amber against the crystal blue skies, and grains are ripen in the enclave. The environment is clean and lowlands are lush. The greatest festival occasion in Nepal also falls like Dashain, Tihar, during these seasons.

November- December
November is the busy season, the clearest month, with crisp and sparkling days. The daytime temperatures are generally  the most stable, with clear sky, magical views, from mild to cold climate conditions, and the environment is dry. Nights will be very cold. From December, temperature begins to decrease, skies are usually very clear, mountains views are at their best but the trials are also much less busy at this time. At high altitude, it may experience the snow. This is the Christmas holiday season.
Please Note: Weather in the Himalaya can be exactly  unpredictable and change quickly; temperature can vary vastly from day to night.

Acclimatization
Our 19 daysTsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking package spends three to four nights over 3500m above the sea level, where there is somehow at the risk of being affected by altitude sickness also called acute mountain sickness. Altitude sickness is preventable however if the symptom, causes and remedies of altitude sickness are left ignored, it can be very serious and even life -threatening. This trip allows ascending slowly but consistently. Our itinerary ensures that we take the time to acclimatize safely. Our Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking is designed to facilitate a rest day at Sama Gaon for proper acclimatization. All Our trekking leader and guide have extensive first aid training and well -experienced at high altitude Himalaya we urge to communicate with your group leader and guide to monitor effectively yourself the symptoms, we guarantee your health with utmost safety and security. Your trek leader or guide suggests that the precautionary way of getting rid from altitude sickness is to take your time and drink plenty of water at least 4 liters a day. After being severely affected, the only cure for altitude sickness is to descend immediately. Please note that your group leader has ultimate responsibility to decide or stop your ascent based on your overall condition if symptoms persist. It is essential to keep in mind some are more vulnerable than other.

Trip Grade: Fitness level, Medical and Health
19 days Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking is a challenging grade trek in Manaslu region. The hiking is generally 6 to 8 hrs a day, taking regular breaks to capture the stunning mountain views. Trek routes on Manaslu involves long ascents, steep descents and straightforward following a good trials but this is high mountain journey have to walk along the remote trials in the Himalaya. The fitter you are, the more enjoyable your experience will be. To accomplish trek, past hiking experience would be additional advantage although no technical experience and mountaineering gear and skill is necessary. Trekkers who are preferably able to hike 6 to 8 hours a day at a reasonable pace with a light day pack can take part in our short  Manaslu Circuit Trekking. Even some days require walking longer hours too. Definitely, a reasonable level of fitness is required for long day hiking. Trekking in higher altitude is physically demanding than trekking in the lower altitudes.
To join our 19 days Manaslu Circuit Trekking, all participants should be in good health condition with normal physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence, and strong determination. It is very important to make sure you are as healthy as possible before starting trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

Transportation
We use a variety of transportation including private minivans, taxis, and local transport etc. we may use other modes of transportation where it is deemed necessary.

Trekking group /single
The group will be generally 2 to maximum up to 12 paxes on trek. The group of  ten and above will be accompanied by a leader, who will be supported by an assistant guide and porters. We also organize single private trek in Manaslu with your own holiday timeframe and this will be lead by one of our highly competent and well experienced guide. We do not charge a single supplement fee if you are a solo trekker.

A typical day in Trek
Every day will be rewarding with a unique experience of trekking, climbing enjoying scenery, taking photos and exploring the local villages. During the expedition, we are accompanied by experienced, friendly and qualified expert Sherpa’s sharing information and historical facts about the places as we trek. We will also be accompanied by the porters who carry our luggage’s. However, we will be carrying our small regular day bag pack of necessary items. The day starts with an early morning hot cup of tea/coffee. After packing our bags and gorging on a wholesome breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk around 7AM to 8AM, depending on the duration and nature of the day’s walk. After trekking for three to four hours, lunch will be served around midday on the route to the next destination and we continue after about an hour of rest.The afternoon walk is generally shorter; about two to three hours. Once we reach our overnight lodge/tea house/tent, we snack on the extra dietary food. We will have free time to explore nearby places. Dinner is served around 6PM to 7PM. After dinner and before going to bed, we indulge in friendly conversations and discuss the experience of that day. The expedition leader/guide will brief us about the next day’s plan. After this briefing we enjoy on board games like monopoly, cards and watch available mountaineering documentaries. Most of the foreigners indulge in light and fun learning of Nepalese language from our crew or read books before heading off to bed for a well-deserved sleep.

Communication on trek
During Manaslu Circuit Trekking, there is mobile phone coverage almost on the lower parts of the routes. There will be limited data signal but it relies on which network you use. Upon your request, we provide you separate local SIM card for good access to chatting up, talking to family and surrounding friends through your cell phone. In the mountains, there is only one mobile operator’s coverage however foreigner operator cannot support for inter-national roaming.

Electricity and battery recharge, water on trekking
Most of the tea houses and lodges on  Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking has hydroelectricity and some of high altitude places have solar power. You can charge your personal electronic devices. Some of lodges will charge fee for this because of limited electricity. For drinking water, packed water bottled that is unrecyclable nature has an immensely negative impact on the environment we visit, we suggest you to take a water purification pills and use on filling local boiled water instead of purchasing packed mineral water. Boiling water on local lodges may take some charge.

Extra  personal expenses on trekking
Discover World Trekking believes flexibility in packages without hiding any information and cost for trip. We provide possible extra personal expenses that are excluded in the package. All meals during trekking and transfer required for  Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking are included except the meals and accommodation in Kathmandu. Trekkers need to bring personal spending money with them to cover costs for accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, visa process, travel insurance policy purchase, alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages, snacks while trekking (to buy from local shops along the trail), tips to Discover World Trekking crew members (a member who involves in your trip such as guide and porters), souvenirs, hot shower, mobile and battery charge, mineral water. The Nepalese Rupee is a closed currency, which means you cannot bring the currency in or out of the country. We recommend bringing cash (dollar), which can be exchanged for Rupees in Kathmandu, or bringing a cash card you can use to withdraw from an ATM (bear in mind your bank may charge for this service).

Travel insurance
This trip grade is ranked the Strenuous difficult as it entails risk of high altitude trekking, potential altitude sickness and other unforeseen events including sudden climate changes.
Travel insurance is a significant part of our booking condition for The Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking. All the members of trekking the must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate to Discovery World Trekking. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for trekking members.
We can recommend insurance companies to help you but we don’t directly get involved in the sale of insurance policy. Members can be refused to be included in the trekking based on insufficient, improper or absence of travel insurance policy.Trekking members are kindly requested to send their detailed insurance information once they book for the trekking. In case of emergency situations, we will be using the insurance policy and informational documents you sent us. This will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help etc. Please insure that the insurance company includes the cost incurred for mountain rescue service at the highest elevation of the trekking.

Passport and visa
All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival spot at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at some borders land crossings into Nepal (including boarders with India and Tibet). In addition, Visa can be extended at the central immigration office. www.immigratiion.gov.np;Visa application requires a passport at least six months of validity, one passport -size photo. The current cost of visa fee is US$40 for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. The visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, intended stay in Nepal. We also recommend the list of entry few days before, and date of exit a few days after in case you encounter any delays or problems en route. To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice.
Citizens of china as well as citizens of south Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) get free visa.These countries are not entitled to get a visa on arrival spots such as Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan cannot receive visas on arrival. If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Money exchange
Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.100 NPR).
We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel.
The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined.
Despite having security advantage of traveller’scheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card.If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank.  Please note that most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

Luggage
The weight limit for your luggage ,Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage .Two people will be assigned one porter , combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs.We never overload our porters. but a should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what the essentials,You can leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at Discovery World Trekking store for free.

Safety
Safety of our valued clients is the paramount concern of Discovery World Trekking while joining any trip with us. We take serious care and consideration on selective use of accommodation, modes of transport and other equipments during undertaking Around Manaslu trek.

Equipment list for Tusm Valley Manaslu Circuit Trekking
It is recommended to consider following list of clothing and accessories equipments while packing for  Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking. These are just a reminder and essential to have list of these equipment items prepared by focusing on comfort, convenience and enjoyable of your holiday. We understand that you may have your own personal preference for clothing which may be equally as suitable. We never recommend to our clients to bring over equipments which are unnecessary for the trek. Porter help carrying luggage has weight limit and not allow over 20 kg in trek. These equipments are also available in Kathmandu for buying or hiring.
Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Light weight gloves
  • Heavy weight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Light weight cotton pants
  • T- shirts ( bring Light weight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • down jacket ( available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Water proof jacket and pants

Foot wear

  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (Take a extra pairs of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek)

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Tooth brush
  • Tooth paste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Bio degradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

Extra items

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binocular

Responsible travel
We take strongly and seriously our commitment to environmental sustainability for protecting fragile ecosystems, on where we visit. Without any doubt, positive contribution of tourism to the community has brought many advantages in terms of wealth generation, employment opportunities, infrastructure, health care and education etc. With an increase of tourists arrival, negative impact has noticeable on the community and the environment. We highlight the positive aspect of tourism with minimization of negative impact.
Furthermore, Discovery World Trekking works together with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organizes eco friendly trips about most environmentally sensitive and culturally rewarding that meet the expectation of both travelers and communities.

Discovery World Trekking Crews
During the Tsum Valley and  Manaslu Circuit Trekking, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well experienced guides / sherpas to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable.All guides are well trained licensed with prior experience they have spent years rekking / climbing the peak all over the world.  Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage .Two people will be assigned one porter , combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kgs.We never overload our porters. A proportion of one porter for two members and one assistant guide with 8 members. If required we can also have one porter per person. Our crew members are the local people of high Himalaya remote areas and their physical endurance and heredity nature can live easily and comfortably at high altitude without being affected. All our staff are very valuable to us , they are well paid and we take care of their insurance ,clothing, food and lodging throughout the expedition. All our Guides and Porters receive Medical care when ill or injured. We always make sure that they are happy as we believe that only happy people can make others happy The local expert trek leader to guide you is specialized under the following subject. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tent with sleeping gear we also provided them food and warm drinks.

  • Intensive wilderness first Aid
  • Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
  • Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
  • Conservation and biodiversity
  • Rock climbing

Tipping
Most importantly, tipping is at travelers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tip is the accepted and honored way to saying thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.

Booking and payment process
Discovery world trekking is a government authorized, registered, licensed and bonded as trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 87657/068/069. We are member of Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, book Discovery World Trekking trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival and departure flight detailed can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer ,western union and online payment directly from our website.. Remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer and credit card when your arrival in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward necessary modes of payment details as per your convenient by mail.

Last minute booking
Most of the client book  Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking advance, it will not be messy, and provide sufficient time to be prepared for them. Clients who are delay in booking Trek due to many reasons, however, they are eager to confirm booking trips within a short span of time. Discovery World Trekking has offered special provision of last minute booking with regard to  Manaslu Circuit Trekking. Under this condition, the last minute booking with 100% percent trip payment within 2 days are accepted. We are always ready to operate trek possible anytime. For last minute booking, it is advised that the company always tries the best but not responsible for external factors causing delayed beyond the control of company management. For this, you could contact us for more information at 977- 9840055491 (Paul) or email us.

Trip extension
After complete of  Manaslu Circuit Trekking, With an extra days in Nepal, you will free time to explore and visit for a tour of Kathmandu valley sightseeing, Nagarkot view trip, Chitwan jungle safari, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, another trek and much more!

Feedback
After complete of  Tusm Valley Manaslu Circuit Trekking, there will be farewell dinner hosted by Discovery World Trekking, and company provides company t-shirt, digital printed certificate of trek achievement along with key ring. We expect nothing in return but comment and complaint about our services and team performance. As a service provider, we give much more consideration on about our overall performance that is ever significant for us to evaluate. Your feedback helps us to execute plan in the field with the better way by improving weaknesses as well as continuing strength aspects. We encourage you to share your real feeling and experience through the popular social networking sites on trip advisor.

 

 

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Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trekking

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Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 3 reviews
Incredible Manaslu & Tsum Valley trek

Incredible Manaslu & Tsum Valley trek

We just got back to Kathmandu after finishing our trek. I was looking for a trek that had huge mountains, diversity & culture & once I read about the Manaslu/Taum Valley trek I thought it would be perfect & turns out it was even better than I expected! It was all amazing, from the huge river gorges & bridges to the beauty & peaceful Buddhist culture of Tsum Valley to the amazing & absolutely massive Himalayan mountains. Paul & his staff from Discovery World Trekking were tremendous. I had a problem with my visa at the airport & thank goodness Paul helped me sort it out. My guide Sudenta & my porter Hom were amazing & I can’t say enough about them. This was a once in a lifetime experience & I can’t recommend them & their company enough.

We just got back to Kathmandu after finishing our trek. I was looking for a trek that had huge mountains, diversity & culture & once I read about the Manaslu/Taum Valley trek I thought it would be perfect & turns out it was even better than I expected! It was all amazing, from the huge river gorges & bridges to the beauty & peaceful Buddhist culture of Tsum Valley to the amazing & absolutely massive Himalayan mountains. Paul & his staff from Discovery World Trekking were tremendous. I had a problem with my visa at the airport & thank goodness Paul helped me sort it out. My guide Sudenta & my porter Hom were amazing & I can’t say enough about them. This was a once in a lifetime experience & I can’t recommend them & their company enough.

Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit

Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit

We arranged our trek with Paul from Discovery World Trekking while still in Australia and ever since our first correspondence the experience has been fabulous! Paul responded promptly to all our inquiries, answered all the questions, sorted out all of the necessary permits and documents and informed us, in great detail, of the itinerary and how to prepare for the adventure. He was happy to make changes to the itinerary and be flexible during the trek. Our group consisted of 4 people (one, Con joined our group in Kathmandu) and some of us arrived on a different flights but Paul welcomed us all at the airport and drove us to our hotels. Ever since our arrival everything was brilliantly organised and no delays/issues encountered. Our guide, Soraj, turned out to be exceptional. He looked after us very well, his knowledge of the mountains, the people and culture enhanced the experience. We truly enjoyed walking with him and learned a lot from him throughout the trek. The three porters, Mansing Gurung, Suresh Gurung and Bam Gurung that were accompanying us were also lovely people. They were incredibly helpful and cheerful despite the hard work of carrying our bags. We have many memorable moments thanks to them; laughing, singing, joking around. We even had a cake on Soraj's birthday. We do not know how to thank them... We would always recommend DWT to anyone! We will certainly use their services in the future!!! Thank you Soraj Gurung, Mansing Gurung, Suresh Gurung and Bam Gurung!!! We are extremely grateful! We are booking Everest and Goyko Lakes for February and would not consider anyone else.

We arranged our trek with Paul from Discovery World Trekking while still in Australia and ever since our first correspondence the experience has been fabulous! Paul responded promptly to all our inquiries, answered all the questions, sorted out all of the necessary permits and documents and informed us, in great detail, of the itinerary and how to prepare for the adventure. He was happy to make changes to the itinerary and be flexible during the trek. Our group consisted of 4 people (one, Con joined our group in Kathmandu) and some of us arrived on a different flights but Paul welcomed us all at the airport and drove us to our hotels. Ever since our arrival everything was brilliantly organised and no delays/issues encountered. Our guide, Soraj, turned out to be exceptional. He looked after us very well, his knowledge of the mountains, the people and culture enhanced the experience. We truly enjoyed walking with him and learned a lot from him throughout the trek. The three porters, Mansing Gurung, Suresh Gurung and Bam Gurung that were accompanying us were also lovely people. They were incredibly helpful and cheerful despite the hard work of carrying our bags. We have many memorable moments thanks to them; laughing, singing, joking around. We even had a cake on Soraj's birthday. We do not know how to thank them... We would always recommend DWT to anyone! We will certainly use their services in the future!!! Thank you Soraj Gurung, Mansing Gurung, Suresh Gurung and Bam Gurung!!! We are extremely grateful! We are booking Everest and Goyko Lakes for February and would not consider anyone else.

Manaslu circuit and Tsum Valley Trekking

Manaslu circuit and Tsum Valley Trekking

We had a wonderful trekking Tusm Valley and Manaslu circuit. It was spectacular. beautiful landscapes and authentic Tibetan traditions with the monasteries remote highland villages and the views were amazing. Our guide Laxman and porters are an excellent, high standred services, DWT's Crews are always making sure we are doing well, Thank you so  much Paul for organizing best trekking i have ever had ,if you are looking to plan trip in Nepal,we highly reccomend Discovery World Trekking, 

We had a wonderful trekking Tusm Valley and Manaslu circuit. It was spectacular. beautiful landscapes and authentic Tibetan traditions with the monasteries remote highland villages and the views were amazing. Our guide Laxman and porters are an excellent, high standred services, DWT's Crews are always making sure we are doing well, Thank you so  much Paul for organizing best trekking i have ever had ,if you are looking to plan trip in Nepal,we highly reccomend Discovery World Trekking, 

Essential info

Unquestionably Nepal is renowned as best destinations for novice and adventures lovers. Thus, various popular destinations in the world are situated in Nepal available for trekking in the Himalayan for the trekkers all across the world. Trekking in Nepal can easily be achieved by the all levels of trekkers who have strong desire and determination. We are familiar with the fact that trekking demands different level of physical fitness, efforts and even acclimatization or rest day based on the level of trekking nature. We ensure that our trip grading would be a great idea or method for our valued guests while choosing an appropriate trek package that is suited perfectly to your capabilities and present health condition. It is advised that people who are suffering from the diseases like cardiac or respiratory problem have to consult with doctor before deciding to do trek in Nepal. However, in the context of Nepal trekking, it is difficult task to determine the trip grade preciously due to trek has not made different from one place to another only the elevation of place that has significant role in its trip grading but also the other contributory factors needs to be concerned well. The given below contributory factors need to be considered in determination of trek grading.

  • Average elevation (height) of the trek.
  • Trekking routes features or conditions
  • Total duration of trek and average walking per day in trek.
  • Backpacking level.
  • Temperature range based on climate and weather conditions
  • Acclimatization or rest day.
  • General level of comfort, remoteness as well as level of service.

Grade: Easy

This grade trekking consists of elevation below 3000m. This type of trekking involves short duration at lower altitude along with several ways of ascent and descent trials. Previous experience does not require at this level of trekking. Thus, any age group can adjoin who is in good health, physical fit and can walk at least 4 to 5 hrs per day in the plain place. Discovery World Trekking has designed easy grade trek in which you can assign Nagarkot Trek, Ghorepani trek , Sarankot trek and Langtang trek .

Grade: Moderate

This moderate level of trekking covers at an altitude between above 2000m to 3500m below. No previous hiking experience is required however trekking demands well fitness of physical conditions and duration of days involve both shorter and longer to complete overall trek. Trekkers need walking at least 5 to 6 hrs capabilities with longer ascent and descent trails through the involvement of some rough routes conditions. Discovery World Trekking has typical holiday package at moderate grade trek are Annapurna base camp trek, Muktinath trek and Ganesh himal trek (Ruby valley trek), Langtang trek, Tamang heritage trek etc.

Grade: Difficult

This level of trekking involves an altitude of above 3000m to 4500m below. Trekkers need to walk for 6-7 hrs daily at cross steep hilly terrain, rough round, some backpacking and high passes on some routes with daily ascent and descent. Trekking in the remote environment might be possibility of facing altitude problem in the higher elevation. Physical fitness is essential along with hill walking experience to enjoy trekking. Everest Base camp trek, Gokyo via Everest base camp trek, Gosainkunda trek, Helambu trek etc.

Grade: Strenuous

In this type of trekking at least 6-7 hrs per day walking require at high altitude with daily ascent and descent. The altitude of strenuous grade trek ranges between 4600m to 5600m. Altitude sickness problem is likely to happen at any time therefore high level of both mentally and physically fitness as well as stamina is considered to enjoy in such type of trip. Acclimatization or rest day is essential to adjust with low level of oxygen environment. Previous trekking experience is added as an asset that trek passes through the remote, wild environment with extreme weather condition and snow covered route. Discovery World Trekking has prepared typically one of the best trekking holiday packages including Everest via Kalapathar, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu trek, Makalu trek, Kanchanjunga trek etc.

Grade:  challenging

Altitude remains around 6000m at this level of trekking. Trek might be longer enough in the remote pace and highly mountains. This challenging grade trek is limited which demands an excellent level of personal experience, physically fitness and stamina as walking day is supposed to be 7 to 8 hrs with ascent and descent. Trek involves the pass crossing the snow covered glaciers, ice and need to climb up to small peak. Trekkers therefore require basic climbing skills. This type of trekking ultimately joins with peak climbing. Discovery World Trekking challenging grade trek are Everest base camp trek via Island peak, Everest base camp trek via Mera peak etc.

Trekking is an adventurous way of traveling through the hills and mountains and in Nepal, trekking often includes world-famous views of the Himalaya and scenic surroundings. Trekking is a favorite activity for tourists to Nepal and is a great way to get to know the land and its residents. It involves getting up close and personal with nature while hiking for multiple days through hills and valleys to areas that are often far away from vehicle travel.

As an adventure activity, trekking is mostly done for entertainment, excitement, cultural interaction and education – getting to know a country and its people, culture, landscape and scenery among other highlights. For mountain climbing expeditions, trekking is often the first part of the journey where the mountaineers get used to the increasing altitude as well as the climate and landscape. Nepal’s renowned trekking regions include the Everest region, Annapurna and Langtang with many more areas that have been developed and that are up and coming including the whole rest of the hills up to the Himalaya!

Routes take trekkers travel through picturesque farmland and villages, remote hills, forests and valleys with Himalayan fed streams and rivers. Visitors can take in some of the most beautiful scenery on earth while trekking in Nepal. Facilities along trekking trails are usually more basic than facilities in urban areas and overnight accommodation is in lodges, teahouses and tents and sometimes a combination depending on location and availability of facilities. Now a days, accommodation and meals can be arranged along most trails at lodges and teahouses, especially on the popular routes. In the not so distant past, travelers and porters traveled together with sufficient tents, food and equipment because of a lack of facilities and accommodation, especially in the more remote, uninhabited areas. Our teahouse treks are organized with accommodation and meals along entire routes.

The government regulates most of the areas where trekking is done and permits are required for entering Nepal’s extensive range of national parks and conservation areas. Discovery World Trekking takes care of everything, including arranging permits, allowing you to savor every moment on the enchanting trails!

Discovery World Trekking offers the whole range of trekking packages for Nepal. We look forward to sharing with you the magnificence of the Himalaya and its world famous attractions along with the legendary kindness of the people that populate the hills and mountainous regions.

Rural life in Nepal follows a natural pace depending on season and weather. While trekking, you can travel at your own pace along the scenic trails that link each day’s way points. Many of the trekking routes are in fact ancient trade routes that link Tibet, Nepal and India! The trails often pass through groves of rhododendron, Nepal’s national flower and grazing areas for cows, sheep, water buffalo and even yaks! The mountain panoramas will be unforgettable as well the scenic villages along the way graced with Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries. These settlements will allow trekkers an insight into the traditional ways of life cultural heritage of Nepal along with the wide range of biodiversity of the landscape.

An average day of trekking involves around five to six hours hiking including breaks for meals and as needed. The average distance covered can be a bit relative given the terrain and altitude but figure on about 10 to 15 kilometers. Along the way you will have many chances for photography and perhaps other personal interests such as bird watching and discovering the local flora.
Discovery World Trekking has many options from newly promoted trails to the classic routes and we look forward to hearing from you and satisfying your desired trekking styles and destinations.

You do not need to leave children at home to enjoy a trek in Nepal! A tour with children along will definitively be a different experience from a tour without children. That said, trekking with your children can be just as enjoyable and even more culturally rewarding. Discovery World Trekking has much experience with children on our treks and we have safety and well-being as the highest priority.  We have found that children really open up social situations as they have fewer reservations to interact and they enable easy, meaningful connections with the local people and thoughtful cultural exchange.

We would be honored to cater to your needs to enable bring your family to trek along the enchanting trails of Nepal. With children aboard we pay particular attention to food, lodging, trail activities, and other day-to-day aspects of trekking that are suitable for all. Flexibility in the itinerary is particularly important when traveling with children to cover contingencies and hiking rate. The pace of a trek is usually slower than the pace of adults, but that time can be used with other activities including photography, bird-watching, and many other things along the way. Like nearly everything in life as a parent, there will be new challenges with new insights, and many stories to tell to family and friends back home.

Discovery World Trekking looks forward to organizing a family trek for you!

We request the following in order to arrange permits and documents:

  • A copy of your passport and travel/health insurance documents with contact details, three passport size photos.
  • Please have a notepad and pen handy in order to note information regarding the upcoming trek/tour.

Additionally, we recommend that you maintain a separate photocopy of all important documents including traveler’s cheques and bank/ATM card contact numbers, international flight tickets, emergency contact numbers.

Useful Info

Manaslu and Tsum valley trek includes fixed departure dates from Kathmandu, and can be tailored to accommodate your specific requests and schedule.  Please review our designated departure dates for this trek and if they do not suit your timeframe, then let us know how we can arrange a trek that is convenient for you.

The itinerary listed above is a general guideline; please be advised that it might be necessary to modify it due to external factors beyond our means including and not limited to the following: unstable weather, accessibility and availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen governmental, trail and ecological conditions and other circumstances beyond our control. Although, it is improbable that changes will occur that would significantly alter the original itinerary, we cannot be held accountable for the results of delays or changes beyond our control. In the event of an Itinerary adjustment or need to redirect to other trails and areas, the Lead Guide will ultimately make the final choice on the best rerouting after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind the interests of the party as a whole. If an alteration is necessary, then we will certainly do everything we can to diminish the effects.

Dates & prices

The given prices are per person basis and fixed in which the International flight cost has excluded. In addition, trek cost includes and excludes details is applied. The dates schedule is fixed, 100 percent guaranteed and confirmed to departure trekking. We are flexible to organize trek in your own departure trek date. We organize private and group trek.

Start Date End Date Status Cost  
26 March, 2019 15 April, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
30 March, 2019 19 April, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
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01 April, 2019 21 April, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
02 April, 2019 22 April, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
07 April, 2019 27 April, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
13 April, 2019 03 May, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
25 April, 2019 15 May, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
29 April, 2019 19 May, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
01 May, 2019 21 May, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
05 May, 2019 25 May, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
10 May, 2019 30 May, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
16 May, 2019 05 June, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
23 May, 2019 12 June, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
29 May, 2019 18 June, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
01 June, 2019 21 June, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
06 June, 2019 26 June, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
15 June, 2019 05 July, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
23 June, 2019 13 July, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
30 June, 2019 20 July, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
01 July, 2019 21 July, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
07 July, 2019 27 July, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
15 July, 2019 04 August, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
23 July, 2019 12 August, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
30 July, 2019 19 August, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
01 August, 2019 21 August, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
05 August, 2019 25 August, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
08 August, 2019 28 August, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
16 August, 2019 05 September, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
23 August, 2019 12 September, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
28 August, 2019 17 September, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
01 September, 2019 21 September, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
05 September, 2019 25 September, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
09 September, 2019 29 September, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
16 September, 2019 06 October, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
25 September, 2019 15 October, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
28 September, 2019 18 October, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
01 October, 2019 21 October, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
05 October, 2019 25 October, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
10 October, 2019 30 October, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
14 October, 2019 03 November, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
16 October, 2019 05 November, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
19 October, 2019 08 November, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
25 October, 2019 14 November, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
30 October, 2019 19 November, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
01 November, 2019 21 November, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
05 November, 2019 25 November, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
16 November, 2019 06 December, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
26 November, 2019 16 December, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
29 November, 2019 19 December, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
01 December, 2019 21 December, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
05 December, 2019 25 December, 2019 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
12 December, 2019 01 January, 2020 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
19 December, 2019 08 January, 2020 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
25 December, 2019 14 January, 2020 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now
30 December, 2019 19 January, 2020 Guaranteed USD 1295 P/P Book Now