Overview

Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek take you up close to Mt. Manaslu (8163m), the eighth highest mountain in the world. This trek combines the adventure of off-beaten trekking along with the exploration of the Tsum Valley. The entire trek is full of mountains, deep gorges, passes, gompas, and other Buddhist sites. The trek also offers awesome views of Ganesh, Shringi, and Manaslu Himal ranges.

Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek explore the lesser-visited hidden valleys of Manaslu. This trek also stops at many Buddhist monasteries, Gompas, and stupas in the region. One can enjoy the views of mountains like Mount Manaslu (8163m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Shringi (7161m), Larkya (6249m), and Ganesh Himal (7422m). Similarly, the culture and lifestyle of the Tsum and Nubri communities is also an attraction on the trek.

The trip starts from Kathmandu with a drive to Soti Khola via Arughat Bazaar. Next, your trek starts from Soti Khola to Machha Khola through the narrow trails. Then, passing Budi Gandaki valley, you head to Lokpa via Jagat. Passing Chumling village, you reach Chhokang Paro and trek to Mu Gompa. Further, you retrace your way back to Chhokang Paro and head to Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Then, you return to Lokpa and trek to Namrung passing Deng village. Trekking through Sama Gaon, you head to the Manaslu Base Camp. Ascending on a snowy path you trek to the top of the Larkya La Pass (5160m). Furthermore, you head to Syange passing Tilije, Tal, and Bimthang. Finally, you head back to Kathmandu.

Highlights

  • Journey to the hidden valley of Tsum
  • An authentic experience through the arid Himalayan landscapes
  • Experience the unique culture and vibrant way of life of the Tsumba community
  • Trek along the foothills of Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), the eighth tallest mountain in the world
  • Cross the Larkya La Pass (5160m), and visit the Ganesh Himal and Manaslu base camps
  • Observe the Himalayas in the Manaslu, Larkya, Himlung, and Shringi ranges

Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu

You will arrive in Kathmandu and our correspondent will greet you at the airport. You will be escorted to your hotel. You can spend the day resting or exploring the city. Meanwhile, you can also prepare for the trek.

  • Accommodation 3-star Hotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1300m

We take a day off in Kathmandu to prepare for the trek and visit the UNESCO world heritage sites spread around the valley. First, we obtain all the necessary permits for the trek and make adequate preparations before the trek begins. Next, we make our way to some of the most prestigious locations in the city including the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage destinations. Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square are the main stops on the tour on this day.

  • Accommodation 3-star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1300m

We make our way out of Kathmandu heading towards Soti Khola. Exiting the valley, the journey finds the Prithvi Highway following the Trishuli River towards the west. Just before reaching Malekhu, the journey turns towards the north following the Thopal Khola to reach Arughat Sadak which then takes us all the way to Arughat Bazar followed by Soti Khola.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude570m

We begin our journey making our way out of Soti Khola and onto Machha Khola. The journey is a pleasant one and follows the Budhi Gandaki Khola for its entirety. Through the lush green forests filled with Sal and pine trees, we ascend the Budhi Gandaki valley. Hugging the cliff sides, the trail climbs to the Gurung hamlet of Lapubesi. From here, we head over to Nauli Khola Falls and finally to Machha Khola.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude930m

Exiting Machha Khola, we once again follow the river further north towards Khorlabesi. Past this quaint village, the trail reaches Tatopani which is an ideal spot for rest because of its hot springs. Taking a dip in the soothing hot springs, we make our way over to Dobhan. Next, we trek towards Yaruphant and then onto Jagat.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1300m

Making our way out of Jagat, the hilly trail clings to the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River to Salleri. Enjoying the beautiful views of the Shringi Himal (7,181m), we make our way down Sirdibas. Following the river through its left bank, we head past the suspension bridge climbing to Ekle Bhatti. Then, we cross the Ghum Pul and reach Lokpa for the night.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2240m

One of the easier days of the trek we head out of Lokpa to ascend to Chumling. Through the ancient monasteries, we head past traditional villages crossing the suspension bridge to reach terraced farmlands. Heading further east, we trek to Rainjam crossing Rupchet en route. Crossing the Sarpu Khola, the trail climbs through the Tsum Valley reaching Chhokang Paro.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3031m

Exiting Chhokang Paro, the trail heads past the terraced farmlands towards Lamagaon. Then, the trail crosses the Siyar Khola to reach Pangdun crossing Phurte en route. Past Chhule, the trail climbs towards the Nile located on the other side of a suspension bridge. The final stretch of the trek takes us through the high Tibetan landscapes to reach the Mu Gompa.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3700m

One of the most stunning places to visit in the Tsum Valley, Mu Gompa offers stunning Himalayan views alongside its religious importance. Surrounded by Ngula Dhojyang Pass to the east and Thapla Bhanjyang (5,014m) to the west, this centuries-old monastery is inhabited by over a hundred monks. Taking time to explore the stunning Mu Gompa while also enjoying the mesmerizing natural views, we retrace our steps back to Chhokang Paro.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3031m

Making our way out of Chhokang Paro, we continue our journey through the arid Himalayan landscapes towards Gho. Dropping down to the wooden bridge above the Siyar Khola, we cross over to Dumje. Further up the Tsum valley, the hilly trail climbs through the forests filled with rhododendron trees. We finally head past a series of Mani walls to reach Gumba Lungdang.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3200m

One of the longer days of the trek today we make our way towards the base camp of the majestic Ganesh Himal (7,429m). The trail often confusing at places takes us through the banks of Langdang Khola ascending onto the lateral moraine of Torogumba Glacier. Climbing past several seasonal yak huts, we reach the base camp located at an altitude of 4,800m. Enjoying the majestic views of the Ganesh Himalayan Range alongside the Tibetan Ranges, we begin our descent back to Gumba Lungdang.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4800m

Retracing our steps through the lush green valley, we drop back towards Lokpa. Past the monastery at Lungdang, the trail drops through the southern banks of Siyar Khola heading past Domje to reach Rupchet. Taking a brief rest at Rupchet, we descend through the terraced farmlands to reach Gumlung. The final stretch of the trek takes us on an ascending route to Lokpa trek.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2240m

Making our way out of Lokpa, we descend through the hilly trail to meet the one descending from Philim. Crossing the Budhi Gandaki River, we exit the Tsum Valley to reach Sirdibas leading onto the traditional hamlet of Nyak. The final stretch of the trek takes us through the dense bamboo forests towards Deng.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1860m

Making our way out of Deng, we climb past the hamlets of Rana and Bihi before crossing the Serang Khola over a suspension bridge. Climbing steeply over to Ghap, we once again find the pine, fir, and rhododendron forests. We continue along this trail to reach Namrung which houses picturesque views and a tranquil environment.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2540m

Past Namrung the trail climbs through Mani walls to reach Banjam before ascending through the lush green forests to Lihi. Past Sho, the trail ascends through the Himalayan landscapes reaching Lho which boasts stunning Manaslu (8,163m) and Manaslu North (7,157m). Guided by the majestic Himalayas on the horizon, the journey continues past Shyala to reach Sama Gaon.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3390m

Making our way out of Sama Gaon, the trail ascends through the Birendra Lake. The trail, for its majority, heads alongside the Budhi Gandaki River ascending through the rocky Himalayan landscapes and glacial moraines. Reaching the base camp at an altitude of 4,400m, we take some time off to enjoy the majestic views of Mansiri and Manaslu Himalayan Ranges including the majestic Mt. Manaslu (8,163m) itself. Descending back, we return to Sama Gaon for the night.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4400m

One of the shorter days of the trek, today, we make our way over to Samdo ascending through the Himalayan landscapes. Exiting Sama Gaon, we head past the Birendra Lake and cross the Honang River to pass through yak pastures and Mani walls. Crossing the Budhi Gandaki River, we ascend through the rocky trails to reach Samdo.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3690m

Enjoying the picturesque views of the Himalayas, we begin our journey heading to Dharmasala. Making our way out of Samdo, the trail once again finds the now reduced Budhi Gandaki River. Heading through ravines, we reach the abandoned houses which once formed the larger portion of the Larkya Bazaar. The final stretch of the trek takes us on an ascending run before reaching the seasonal settlement of Dharmasala.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4460m

One of the longest and perhaps the most challenging days of the trek, today, we cross the majestic Larkya La Pass (5160m). The Himalayan pass gives little comfort through its steeply ascending arduous trails but does offer mesmerizing Himalayan views including Annapurna II (7,937m), Himlung (7,126m), and Kang Guru (6,981m). Ascending through the lateral moraines of the Larkya Glacier, we reach the summit of the Larkya La Pass all while enjoying the frozen glacial lakes en route. Taking some time off to enjoy the Himalayan panorama, we descend through the snowy trails to reach Bimthang.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude5160m

Crossing the Bimthang Glacier we make our way through a series of Mani walls to reach the lush green forests. Descending through the banks of the Dudh Khola, we head past the hamlet of Hampuk to reach Kharche for a brief stop. Dropping to the Gurung village of Goa, we follow the northern banks of the Dudh Khola to reaching Tilije.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2300m

Making our way out of Tilije, the trail steeply descends alongside the Dudh Khola to enter the Marsayangdi Valley. Heading past Thonje, the trail climbs up to meet the main Annapurna Circuit trail heading past the Marsayangdi River atop a suspension bridge to reach Dharapani. After taking a brief stop, we head past the Kabre following the lush green forests alongside the river to reach Tal.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1680m

On the final day of our trek and we begin our journey making our way towards Syange for the night. The journey is a pleasant one following the Marsayangdi River for its entirety. Following the lush green hamlets, the trail descends through Jagat to reach Syange which brings our adventure to a close.

  • Accommodation Guest House, Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1150m

On the final day of the journey and we make our way back to the capital city. Exiting Syange, the journey follows the graveled pathways to reach Besisahar. Finding the Prithvi Highway, we once again follow the Trishuli River while enjoying the picturesque hilly landscapes all the way to Kathmandu. Back in the city we, make our way directly to the hotel where a lovely farewell dinner awaits us.

  • Accommodation 3-star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch
  • Maximum Altitude1300m

Our representatives will drop you back at Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

  • MealsBreakfast

Cost Details

  • Airport picks up and drop by private vehicle.
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by private guide and private transportation
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle.
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works, conservation area, and restricted area entry permits.
  • All accommodations in hotels, lodges/tea houses during the trek.
  • An experienced Government licensed guide and porters.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
  • All government taxes.
  • International Airfare
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Extra accommodation and food charges in Kathmandu
  • Tips and gratitude to the guide, porters and drivers

Useful Info

Accommodation details

Since this is a tea house trek, trekkers will be accommodated in local lodges with basic amenities en route. Generally, the twin shared rooms with common bathrooms and toilets are available in the teahouses of the trekking trails. There is a heated communal dining room where they serve a variety of warm delicious food.

In Kathmandu, you will be staying in a 3-star hotel before and after the trek for a total of 3 nights on a twin-sharing basis.

Meals and water during the trek

All 3 meals including breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with a cup of tea or coffee of your choice are provided with each meal at lodges while trekking whereas, in Kathmandu, at your hotel, only breakfast is included. These lodges/tea houses have warm, delicious, and nutritious meals to withstand this whole journey. Their menu consists of authentic Nepalese food, and local traditional and international cuisine (Italian, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, etc). The menu items get shorter at high-altitude lodges.

Here are some the of menu items served at tea houses/lodges: 

Breakfast

Pancakes, Eggs, Corn Flakes, Tibetan bread or chapati, Oatmeal, French toast, Toast with peanut butter, butter, jam, honey, cheese, Muesli, Bread, Local Tsampa porridge, Vegetables, Fruits, Hot drinks (varieties of coffee, teas, hot chocolate, etc)

Lunch and Dinner

Steaks, Macaroni dishes, Momo (dumpling), Sandwiches, Dhal, bhat (rice)and Tarkari, Pasta, Sherpa stew, Tibetan bread, Variety of Soups, Thenthuk Spaghetti Noodle, Fried rice, Potatoes items, Thukpa, Vegetable curry, Snacks (Papad, Prawn), Desserts (Rice pudding, Apple pie, etc), pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed), Korean ramen, Hard drinks, egg/chicken/meat dishes, etc

It is highly advisable to take liquids, especially lemon tea, green tea, ginger tea, garlic soup, and hot lemon, and drink at least 2-4 liters of water a day for high-altitude treks. Furthermore, we also encourage the trekkers to eat only vegetable items for their health and safety. Despite the availability of non-veg items, we don’t allow it because the meat in trekking regions is not hygienic and fresh enough to consume. Avoid dairy products, caffeinated items, alcoholic drinks, hot chocolate, etc while trekking at high altitude.

On trekking routes, you can either buy the mineral water from the local shops/teahouse/ lodges or refill your water bottle with boiled water from the lodge which will be charged per liter. Besides that, you can filter the water using water purification pills/drops.

When to visit Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit?

Spring and Autumn are considered to be the most suitable seasons of the year to visit Tsum Valley and Manaslu. Trekking is possible during summer/monsoon and winter as well but it’s too risky. At the time of winter, you cannot visit Manaslu Base Camp and the Tibetan border because of heavy snowfall you cannot go above Dharamshala. Thus, making us unable to cross Larkya La pass. Furthermore, in January and February lodges(teahouses) at Dharamshala remain closed. In Nepal, summer coincides with monsoon so during summer the trails will be wet and slippery due to heavy rainfall and there is a high possibility of landslides. 

Spring (March to May)

During this time the weather is stable, clear, and calm, besides that, you will get the opportunity to have a clear unobstructed view of mountains, and glaciers and enjoy the lush vegetation in the lower region. Rhododendrons begin to bloom on the trails adding beauty to nature. The temperature slowly starts to rise resulting in hot temperatures however, by the end of March winter snow will melt away. Hence, the route to Larke La Pass will be clear to cross. Sometimes trekkers may encounter heavy rainfall on the trekking trails as well.

Autumn (September to November)

Autumn is the ideal season for trekking as it provides suitable weather. It is also the peak tourist season of the year. From mid-September to November is the best period for trekking due to stable weather, mild temperature, and clear blue sky that enables trekkers to enjoy the clear serene mountain views. During autumn trekkers won't encounter snowfall.

Please do note that the mountain region’s weather is unpredictable. Therefore, sudden weather changes can occur frequently.

Trip Grade: Physical condition, Health, and Experience

Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek is physically quite strenuous and took place at high altitude which demands physical fitness and good health, yet no previous trekking experience and skills are required. Besides that, having past hiking experience can come in handy. Therefore, being in good physical shape should be highly prioritized by all the trekkers.  Regular exercising 2 or 3 weeks before the trek can help build your strength and stamina to withstand walking on vast challenging trails or terrain of mountains such as narrow and rugged paths, dense forest, straight roads, long climbs, and steep descent, etc. Furthermore, trekkers will also be crossing Larkya La Pass which is 5200m high.

This trek involves approx 5-6 hrs of walking per day on lower lands, whereas in the high mountains, it is 3-4 hrs of hiking on a day-to-day basis.

This trek is not for those participants who have pre-existing medical conditions related to heart, blood, and lungs disease as this trek is taxing in every aspect.

A standard day on Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek

Each morning we'll wake up early, freshen up, get ready and pack our bags before having breakfast. After a hearty meal, we will be on the trails by 7 or 8 am which varies according to the nature of the trek. Around midday, we will be taking a lunch break and resting after walking for  2-3 hours. Then we’ll be walking towards our last destination of the day and reach our destination usually in the afternoon. For the rest of the afternoon, we will explore the village and nearby places.

At about 6 or 7 pm we’ll have dinner. Once we finished our supper we spent our evening interacting with others, playing games, watching videos, reading books, etc. Before going to sleep, the trek leader/guide will give us a briefing about the next day’s plan.

Acclimatization and High Altitude Sickness

Trekkers usually suffer from altitude sickness, especially during high altitude treks as the route leads us to high hills. In this trek, trekkers have to cross the Larkya La Pass situated at the height of 5,160m which is the highest point of this trek. Hence, acclimatization days shouldn't be skipped as acclimatization helps to prevent the risks of acute mountain sickness and must acclimatize either in Samagaon or in Samdo for 2 nights. However, there is a chance of acclimatizing to another location instead of Samagaon or Samdo depending upon the itinerary planned and the walking pace of a trekker.

Ascending gradually is a key to preventing altitude illness. Plus, keep your body hydrated throughout the trek so drink at least 4 liters of water a day. In some cases, the altitude sickness can be severe and the only remedy is to descend immediately. 

If you are prone to high altitude sickness, then it’s better to avoid Larkya La Pass and do Tsum Valley Trek only. 

Immunization Certificate/Vaccinations 

Vaccination against malaria, cholera, yellow fever, tetanus, typhoid/paratyphoid, BCG tuberculosis, hepatitis, meningitis, rabies, dengue fever, giardia, and polio are recommended by us. Nonetheless, the requirements for the vaccination keep changing depending upon the situation. In case of any current changes in vaccination requirements, you have to be up to date and check the situation of the place before traveling. Consult your doctor or GP at least 2 months before the trek about the immunization you require to travel safely.

Travelers must submit the ‘Fully Vaccinated Covid-19' immunization certificate.

Personal expenses on the trek

We request our clients to carry extra cash (Nepali currency) during the trek as the package won't cover some of the trip expenses including snacks, alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages (table drinks), souvenirs, tips for guides, porters and drivers, hot shower, Wi-Fi, mineral/boil water for drinking, recharge, etc. Other additional personal expenses include international airfare, visa application, travel insurance policy purchase, extra accommodation, and food charges in Kathmandu.

Travel Insurance 

Travel Insurance is necessary if you are traveling abroad. The trekking route of Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit trek is full of challenges and routes take you to high altitude locations. Such a high altitude trek involves a risk of high altitude sickness, natural disasters such as landslides, avalanches, etc, and other unanticipated events. Thus, travel insurance is mandatory for all travelers.

After booking the trek, clients must send a copy of the insurance paper to us (Eternal Himalaya). The travel insurance policy must comprise helicopter rescue service, medical coverage, and air ambulance services. In addition to travel insurance, we also highly recommend you purchase cancellation insurance because it eradicates the hassle. 

Nepal Tourist Visa Info 

All foreigners, excluding Indian nationals, will require a visa to enter Nepal. However, European countries can obtain visas on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Ktm, Nepal.

Passport validity is required for at least 6 months and should be beyond the total duration of the trip. You will also require a passport size photo and a visa fee for visa application. The cost of a Nepal Tourist Visa differs according to the number of days it is issued for. The Nepal Tourist Visa fee is USD 30 for up to 15 days. For up to 30 days the visa costs USD 50 whereas the visa fee for 90 days costs USD 125. 

Citizens of SAARC and China will receive a free visa. Some countries' citizens may not receive an on-arrival visa and these countries are Ghana, Swaziland, Cameroon, Liberia, Ethiopia, Palestine, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Therefore, nationals from these countries can contact their local Nepalese embassy.

For more information related to visas search at https://www.immigration.gov.np/

Currency Exchange in Nepal 

Nepali currency (Rupee) is a closed currency; therefore, you can only exchange your foreign currency upon arrival in Nepal. Since US dollars are widely accepted, we suggest traveling with US dollars. The majority of banks do not accept foreign currency which is old, torn, or faded. It is advisable to carry new, clean and untorn notes to obtain the local currency ‘Nepali Rupees (NPR)’.

The foreign currency can be converted through local banks or a bank ATM and authorized ‘’Money Changers’’ or ‘’Foreign Exchangers (FOREX)’’ around Thamel in Kathmandu. Alternatively, you can exchange a small amount of cash at all the hotels in Kathmandu too. Every morning the money changers will post the ongoing rates on their board which is placed outside of the store. The rates don't vary that much from store to store. 

Some of the ATMs are open 24 hrs a day and accept the international card; moreover, most ATMs will charge a usage fee on each transaction. Cash from ATMs is given out in Nepali currency (NPR) only. In Nepal, there is a limit on how much amount of cash you can withdraw per transaction. If you are using a foreign card, the maximum limit of withdrawal amount will be 35,000 for a 500 rupees processing fee. However, the withdrawal amount varies depending on the bank and the limits often range from 10,000 NPR to 30,000 NPR.

A service fee charge of 4% or more will be imposed depending upon the banks if you utilize the money exchange facility at financial institutions and banks.

On the trek, there are no money exchange services or banks. Furthermore, there are some ATMs available in Jomsom on the Annapurna circuit trek but are not reliable. So, we suggest you exchange your foreign currency in Kathmandu or Pokhara before you depart for the trek, as you will get a more favorable exchange rate. Plus, it is a far more convenient, easier, and safer option. Since the tea houses/lodges of trekking regions prefer local currency, we recommend you to take a sufficient amount of Nepali currency on the trek for personal expenses.

# We advised you to avoid the airports and hotels to make your currency exchanges, for the best rate.

Trekking in-group/singles

We handle all group sizes whether it be small (private trek) or large size trekking groups. Group discount is applicable when your group consists of more than 5 people and should have your person (family, friends, or colleagues) in the team otherwise the price remains the same for private touring or group joining. If you are interested in joining the fixed group for this trip please keep checking the departure link when it's available we will send you complete info (date and price) related to the trek or you can book an entire private trip at a reasonable cost. Every group will be led by a team leader/ guide and one porter for two trekkers. In case your group exceeds more than 10 people we will provide an assistant guide.

Eternal Himalaya Hiking Team 

Our expert guides will escort you throughout the trek to make your journey enjoyable and comfortable. Every single guide of our company is well experienced, trained, and licensed. They have been climbing and trekking by leading a group for many years.

All of our crew members have what it takes to lead a successful trek. We value our staff members and take good care of them. Each staff member is provided with good payment, insurance coverage, necessary equipment, gear, meals, transportation, and accommodation during the trek. Medical care is also provided by us in case of an injury and illness.

Our crew members' qualities are:

  • Excellent interacting skills and fluent in English and other major languages)
  • A certified Trekking Guide
  • Knowledgeable about the facts and keep track of weather forecast
  • Well trained in Rock climbing
  • Undertook the Biodiversity and Conservation course
  • Wilderness First Aid Training

Luggage

The weight limit is 9 kg per trekker and only one porter is assigned to carry the luggage of two trekkers. We don’t overload our porters as we care for them and are against exploitation. Therefore, the weight of luggage should not exceed more than 18 kg. We advise you to bring a small backpack for you to carry your valuables.

Please note that pack your bag with only essential items to travel lightly. Your excess luggage can be kept at your hotel or use the Eternal Himalaya storeroom for free.

Before we begin our trek, we will recheck the equipment, luggage, etc in the course of briefing at our office.

Responsible Travel

Tourism creates a negative impact on the environment. To preserve this precious nature, we collaborated with Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP) to promote eco-friendly tourism.

Tipping

Whether to tip or not to depends on the traveler’s discretion. Tipping is a part of Nepali culture, therefore it is very common to tip, especially in tourism sectors. Nepali people accept it because they feel appreciated for their hard work. If you want to tip them (porter and guides), feel free to do so, in case you enjoy their good services, care and treat you well throughout the trek.

Safe Booking Payment Gateway 

Eternal Himalaya Adventure Pvt. Ltd is a well-certified trek and tour company in Nepal also, a member of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of  Nepal (TAAN). Therefore, you can safely book and pay with us for your preferred trip package without any doubts.

To book a trip first and foremost you have to fill up a booking application form then while booking you are required to pay 20% (non-refundable) in advance for booking confirmation before the trip. Please note that you must send all necessary documents such as passport size photos, passport copy, travel insurance policy, and arrival and departure flight details within a week after booking.

The convenient and safe ways to pay are through bank transfers and online payment. The remaining cost of the trek can be paid in cash or by bank transfer before the beginning of the trek. Moreover, we will also forward the payment details to your email and vice versa. While filling out the booking application form, the clients must mention the details about modes of payment clearly and should provide all the required details about the credit card.

Last-minute booking 

Booking is the best way to execute the whole trip without any hassle. However, Eternal Himalaya does provide a last-minute booking facility for those who are unable to book in advance. For this clients are required to pay 100% of the trip cost within 24hrs before the trip departure.

In the case of last-minute booking, we cannot be responsible for the delays because of the events which are beyond our control, such as weather changes, unavailability of lodges, and other unfavorable conditions which lead to trip delays and flight cancellations. Despite these unfavorable circumstances we do our best to manage a trek at any time.

For more information, call us at +977 9851254672 (Ram Sharan) or email us 

Trip extension

Once the trip is completed, you will have leisure time during which you can explore Kathmandu Valley and nearby places. If you want to extend your stay in Kathmandu, we can arrange the other tours and adventure activities as well such as river rafting, paragliding, cycling, bungee jumping, zip flyer, etc. The eternal Himalayas also operates the tour in Bhutan and Tibet.

Feedback

Eternal Himalaya will host a farewell dinner after the completion of the Tsum Valley & Manaslu Circuit Trek. Once dinner is finished, we will present you with a trek achievement certificate for completing your trek, plus you can give us feedback about our services.

Flexibility

Although we provide fixed departure dates and itineraries for Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit trek, our valuable clients can make changes to the date, time, and itineraries of the trek as they desire. If the appointed departure date doesn’t fit your schedule, we’ll re-arrange it for you. However, itineraries are seldomly altered because of conditions that are beyond our control like natural disasters (landslides, earthquakes) and bad weather.

It is unlikely to occur a significant change in the original itinerary but we will not be held responsible for the inconvenience, delays, or consequences you will face before or during the trek due to unpredictable situations.

All the decisions are made by the lead guide if there requires a modification in itineraries to reroute the team to different routes or areas.

Equipment list for Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek

Here is the complete essential list of equipment for the Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit trek. The weight of your luggage is limited to up to 9 kg, so, therefore, we advise you to carry only essential items. In case you require to carry more than 9 kg, we can arrange porters.

Head Wear

  • Warm insulated winter hat / Wooly hat
  • Sun hat / Wide-brimmed hat
  • Scarf
  • Neck gaiter or Fleece Buff (Optional)
  • Neoprene face mask (Optional)
  • Balaclava / Bally ski mask / Monkey cap (Optional)
  • LED Headlamp × 2 and spare batteries

Face/body care items

  • Sunscreen with SPF above 50
  • Sunglasses with UV protection × 2 pairs
  • Face/body cleansing wipes (biodegradable wipes)
  • Moisturizer lotion for face/body
  • Lip balm

Hand Wear

  • Liner gloves × 2 pairs
  • Fleece gloves × 2 pairs

Body Wear

  • Hiking shirts × 2 pairs
  • Full-sleeved thermal undershirts × 2 pairs
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof hooded rain jacket
  • Down jacket (thick down jacket for winter treks)
  • Polypropylene underwear × 5-6 pairs
  • Synthetic material hiking pants × 2 pairs
  • Long johns × 2 pairs
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-shirt

Foot Wear

  • Woolen socks × 6 pairs (thick light socks)
  • Lightweight shoes/scandals
  • Hiking Boots

Essential gear

  • Backpack
  • Day pack for basics
  • Waterproof covers for your bags and packs
  • Thermal water bottle (hydration bladder often freezes in winter)
  • Sleeping bag (rated at least 0°C for summer and -15° for winter)
  • Water purification tablets, drops or portable water purifier/filter bottles,s or, gadgets
  • Trekking pole
  • Crampons
  • Large plastic bags and stuff sacks

Personal Toiletries

  • medium size towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Deodorant 
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror
  • Toilet papers
  • Shampoo 

Personal accessories

  • Money  
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Lighter
  • Pocket knife

Extra items / Travel gear

  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport Travel insurance documents
  • Notebook and pen 
  • Books
  • Personal entertainment
  • Binoculars
  • International electrical adapter



















 

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