Tsum valley trek is a unique adventurous trekking rote around Manaslu region. This trekking offers beautiful Himalayan views of Mt Manaslu(8163m), Mt Dhaulagiri(8167m), Mt Annapurna (8091m) and other 23 mountain peaks, beautiful landscape, lush valley, and mixed Nepalese culture. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’ which means vivid. The Manaslu conservation Area is a restricted area that was opened up to the public about 20 years ago. Tsum valley is lies between the Baudha Himal, Chule to the west, Spring Himal to the north and Ganesh Himal to the south traditionally Manaslu Tusm Valley was a culturally distinct, geographical area called ‘Tsum Iso Chuksum’ which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. Tsum region is wall protected by the Manaslu conservation area which is a gateway to see protected flora and fauna, including endangered species, ‘snow leopard’
We began our 19 day trip in Kathmandu with visits to UNESCO world heritage sites before heading to one of the best treks in Himalayan of Nepal “Manaslu Tsum Valley trek”.
Aarohi Holiday arranges the trek with complete management, please. Feel free to contact us for more detailed.
Arrival in Kathmandu (13,45m) at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA). Pick up by our office representative, transfer you to your hotel, evening brief you about your trip, overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Today is for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, Bodhanath Stupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of fine arts. The visit covers the Durbar Square, the Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more. . Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple.
A westward 70km scenic drive along the Prithvi Highway, through the forested Middle Hills, leads to Malekhu. A 30km secondary tarred road heads north, over the Trisuli Nadi, towards Dhading Besi and a rutted 35km dirt road northwest to Arughat on the Budhi Gandaki.
We set off early today for Sotikhola. While travelling, we enjoy beautiful views of the Nepalese countryside along with the mountain sceneries. We go through a paved road from Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi, district headquarter of Dhading (1050m)but the drive from Dhanding Bensi to Arughat will be on a difficult road. While reaching Arughat, a major town in the region we drive further towards Sotikhola.
While crossing the bridge, we trek through the wonderful Sal forests, then move onto a ridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. After that we reach Khursane upon which the hard stream weaves its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. It eventually makes its way down and past a few rice terraces, then up and around to the Gurung village of Labubesi. We further climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens up and the Budhi Gandaki meanders among huge gravel bars. Dropping to the sandy river bed, we walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. We head down again to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach Machha Khola village.
The small stream makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola and reaching Khorlabesi. After a few more moving upwards and downwards we come across a small Hotspring in Tatopani. From the hot spring, we climb over another ridge, and then we cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. During this period, we climb on a big , well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. While crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. After crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, we climb over a ridge, trek along the river and then climb towards the village of Jagat.
Crossing the suspension bridge onto the opposite bank. We enjoy the great views of Ganesh Himal. Walking by Rainjam to Serpu Khola crossing another bridge we arrive at the Gho Village. After continuing 2 hours of climb to Tsum takes us to the village of Chhokangparo. If weather permits we can enjoy the beautiful views of Himalchuli at 7893 meters and Ganesh Himal at 7140m.
Climb up to the ridge of Kyorpani. And moving down to the cascading waterfall. Trekking further arrive at Arkhet. Cross the Arkhet Khola. We are now leaving the Budhi Gandaki Valley. Arrive at Sante Bazaar; pass through the forests to Maltar. Finally, passing by the hydroelectric plant following the stone streets, we arrive at the Arughat Bazar.
Drive back to Kathmandu from arughat here we drive, down the Budhi Gandaki Valley to Arughat and on to Kathmandu; with lunch on the way.
Final departure to your onward destination or additional trip
1 Meals and drinking in Trek
The meals are included in our package which is taken in lodges. We will get breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnights. Our guide will choose and stop for lunch on the available place for every day on a trek. We will request you to bring water and use medicine and drink freely or therefore you can also have options of buying purification water bottled or boiled water in every place as well
2 Medicines and first kits
Proper medicines and first aid kits are very essential for trekking. You might get physically hurt at high altitudes is easy due to the terrain and change in atmosphere. Unsuspecting trekker must always be prepared for any adversities that they could face even while walking through easiest trek some of the most essential items anyone must have in their first aid kit are below
Pain relief spray, ointment
Crepe bandage for sprain
And my other that are necessary which are hard to found in a rural area.
3 Trekking Seasons in Nepal
The trekking season in Nepal is generally known best as two seasons after falls and after the winter. Ever best season of trekking in Himalayan consider in the mid of September to mid of December. Each season has its distinct attraction to offers Nepal. Trekking season is classified as below
Autumn ( Sept- Nov)
Winter ( Dec-Feb)
Spring ( March-may)
Summer ( Jun- Aug)
This season is also considered as the best trekking season for the trekking in Nepal. Sep, Oct, and Nov are the fall in this trekking season in Nepal. This season offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views.
Winter (Dec- Feb)
This season is clear in Nepal. Dec, Jan, and Feb Months are a cold day in Mountain during this season Nepal is usually snowfall in the higher elevations with risks winds and colder temperatures. It will be ideal for trekking in the lower elevation.
During this season different varieties of wildflowers, especially the rhododendrons make the hillside which makes higher altitude trekking more comfortable and interesting. April and May’s months are fall-in this trekking.
Summer ( June- August)
June, July, and August months are the main rainy season. It also involves monsoon with heavy rainfall which makes trekking condition unfavorable. During this season, it is times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valley and meadows blossom with flower and lush vegetation. Desert park of Nepal like mustang Nar-Phu valley and Dolpo region are the best season to do trekking which is summer trekking a great alternative behind the Himalayan rains shadow area.
4 Travel insurances
One of the most popular destinations in the world for the adventure trekking, Climbing and expedition is in Nepal, so most of that area is located in remote part in the Himalayan
Travel insurances in Nepal is definitely an Important consideration:-It play the vital role that you need to have travel insurance while doing traveling to Nepal and doing trekking, Climbing, and Expedition or any other adventure in Nepal. There are many types of travel insurance policies and which they all come with an incredible amount of fine print so, we request you need to very clear that what is covered and what is not covered on the travel insurance policy that you are going to buy in case if you need more information about travel insurances, please feel free to contact us.
5 Physical fitness
Physical fitness is an important part of any outdoor activity. It is probably less of an issue at the start than you might think. Trek is about taking your time settling your own pace and enjoying the experience to its fullest basically they are three components of in Nepal trek preparation:- Aerobic, strength, and mental. Aerobic conditioning is important primarily because you will trek in thinner air, up to 40 percent less than at sea label how as with good aerobic conditioning you will be able to better metabolize whatever oxygen is available to you.
Before your arrival in Nepal, you should plan on doing at least one hours of aerobic 3/4 times per week for 1 month. Jogging, hiking, cycling and walking on alley floor to ridgeline ascents with day back are some of the excellent forms of exercise so long as your strengthening ley muscles and building stamina. speed is not the essence confidence stamina and continuity are.
6 personal belongings
We are not answerable for any damage or loss of your any luggage or property belonging to you even when shouldered by porters, ponies airport or vehicles. That means your personal possessions luggage are at your risk at the times.
7 how to book your tour/ how to book with us
We request you, before booking any tour with us, please read all the term and conditions slowly read all the term and conditions slowly and thoroughly. You might also call us with any question prior to making any payments. Begin by filling out a booking form and pay the non-refundable deposit. Please fill out the form completely so as not to disrupt the expediency of the process The most important thing to understand that all aspects of the chosen trip, from what’s included and excluded and also to the level of service or even what trip may be right for your level of experience and fitness. Take as much as the time to get all questions answered so that when booking the trip/it is without trepidation.
8 Acute Mountain Sickness
Acute mountain sickness is common at high altitudes and depends on the elevation, the rate of ascent and individual susceptibility. The symptoms tend to be worse at night and include headache, loss of appetite and lethargy, nausea, bread hopelessness, and irritability. An altitude over 3000 meters (9843 Feet) is usually defined as high altitude. Treks are designed to properly acclimatize you to change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take almost caution. We will also equip our staffs with a cell phone and satellite phones in occurrence of any emergency cases. We are always greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.
9 Flight delays Internal
The major reason for the flight delays and the cancellation is due to the climate conditions and horal geographical setting of Nepal. The heavy rainfall the fog and unusual al winds cloud results in flight delays or sometimes cancellation airport lucks the instrument landing system for the domestic flights in case of any cancellations or flight delays do occur (highly chances of flight delays from around Kathmandu to Lukla,Everest Reagan) we will also provide service to arrange a helicopter to help you to be on your schedule on the premises of civil aviation rule of Nepal which can state that helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m. Therefore the cost ranges from used 350 to 650 according to the number of passengers.
10 Arrival Instructions
Outside the arrivals hall there will be a large group of people, Agents and individuals from many companies please don’t be a hassle by their people. We request you to Stop and look carefully for your name Our Aarohi Holiday representative will holding your name and encored you to the car and take you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You will also see Men/taxi driver offering you to carry luggage at the Airport. So just ignore them and walk out the door with our airport representative and follow these instructions you also have to take care and keep an eye on your luggage and belonging to avoid any complicacies.
11 Visa Entry procedures
For entry into Nepal, the visitors except the Indian nationals must hold passport and valid visa. Visa entry procedure in Nepal can be obtained at The Nepalese embassies or consulates abroad Nepal visa is an important issued at the entry points like Kathmandu international airport upon arrival. We must not pay any visa fee for under 10 years children. If you’re willing to get Nepal visa required filling form truth passport, Photograph.
Visa on Arrival Tourist Visa
Visa Facility Duration Fee
Single entry 15 days us $ 25
Single entry 30 days us $ 30
Multiple entry 90 days us $ 100
Please, we request you to have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the time of entry and also have cash ready in us dolor for more information to the most up to date list of exceptions for visa on arrival or to obtain the most current visa, Visit the Nepal Department of Immigration Website.
12 Trekking Day
We will have to walk around 6 to 8 hours per day/ 10 to 12 km per day more or less. We will have our breakfast at the tea house and begin our trekking as in the middle of long trekking we will have our lunch at the tea house and after some time we will start the trekking again. However, will end our night will dinner at tea house take rest to have some fun and remaining trek we will start it again tomorrow after breakfast.