Tsum Valley Trekking

    18 April, 2021
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      Overview

      Discover the secret Tibetan Buddhist land that lies at the edge of the most isolated Himalayan valleys. Enjoy the unique history of Buddhism in the ancient monasteries of the regions, and explore the beauty of diverse nature and culture in a beautiful Hidden valley along with the spectacular mountains vista.

      Tsum Valley is one of Nepal’s remotest and scared Himalayan Valleys which is located on the northern side of Kathmandu Valley. Tsum Valley is one of Nepal’s remotest and sacred Himalayan Valleys which is located on the northern side of Kathmandu Valley.  This route has recently become one of Nepal’s most popular off- the beaten treks in the isolated valley of Nepal. It is rich in the beauty of nature and culture surfaces, also with ancient architectures, Gumba, Monasteries, and religion. The people are inhabited mostly of Tibetan origin and speak their own dialect and wear their own costumes. Likewise, the untouched beauty of nature including some of the world’s highest mountain like Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Boudha Himal make your trip much more enjoyable and gives you a lifetime experience.

      Tsum Valley Trek can be done during the best seasons of Spring and Autumn, with a clear sky and great views, the climate is moderate and stable that favors perfect time for hiking in Nepal including Tsum Valley. If you like to avoid the crowded then Summer and Winter season would be perfect. but make sure to be prepared well for these seasons since this season demands extra preparations.  

      Complimentary Benefits Of This Trek

      • Free Airport transportation on arrival and departure days (We will pick you up and drop you off) 
      • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, Down jacket, and walking poles (rental is included if needed)
      • Duffle bag if required  (Optional) 
      • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART's hiking T-shirt
      • An Oximeter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse at high altitudes to find out the accurate health condition while you are trekking in the mountain.
      • WOKI TOKI - for communication during the trek 

      Highlights

      • Scenic drive from Capital city of Kathmandu to SotiKhola 
      • Enjoy the wildlife, Waterfalls, rivers, and caves in the region
      • Exploration of the local Tibetan culture, and lifestyle 
      • Visit the fantastic Buddhist monasteries and meet monks 
      • Stunning views of mountains like Ganesh Himal and Himal Chuli

      Itinerary

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      • Lodge to Lodge
      • 6/7 hrs approx
      • Breakfast< Lunch, Dinner
      • 730m/2,896ft)
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      • 7-8 hrs approx
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      • Lodge to Lodge
      • 5-6 hrs approx
      • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      • (2,040m/6,692ft)
      • Lodge to Lodge
      • 6 hrs approx
      • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      • (1,400m/4,593ft)
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      • 4 hrs approx
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      • HOTEL
      • 7 hrs approx
      • Breakfast and Lunch
      • 1350 m

      Trip inclusion

      • International Airport- Hotel- Airport pick up and drop off by private car/Jeep/ Hiace.
      • Meals on the full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
      • Alpine Ramble’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide.
      • Local strong porter to help the trekkers luggage during the trek (1 porter = 2 trekkers with limited weights ‘10kg each max’) 
      • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
      • All necessary papers including Manaslu conservation area permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) fee.
      • special Manaslu perits 
      • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, and down jacket on request (optional)
      • Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek 
      • Assistant guide for the group 8 or above
      • Kathmandu- Soti Khola- Kathmandu by bus/ jeep
      • Supplementary snacks: energy bar, crackers, and cookies, etc.
      • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every evening after dinner.
      • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
      • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
      • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt/  route map and a duffel bag (if required)
      • Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
      • Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
      • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by your Travel Insurance)
      • All government, Local taxes/ vat and official Expenses
      • Nepal entry visa fees (you can easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
      • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule (Foods and accommodations before or after the trek) 
      • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic such as Fanta, Coca-cola, sprite, water, beer, etc.
      • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition, etc.
      • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
      • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from the high-altitude 
      • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
      • Tips for guide and staffs (Tipping is expected
      • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek.

      Trip Info

      Food on Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

      Food on the Trek has a pretty wide selection of the food items on the tea houses/ trekking lodges menus which are originated and prepared by the local community, the most common meals of the region are as given below.

      Common Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named by Gurung bread in Annapurna area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano

      Common Lunch options – different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

      Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings) different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu’s selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.

      On the tea houses, the menu has plenty of non-veg items are mentioned but officially any of meats are not our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountain such as high area is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to persuade you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.

      Deseret and Snacks options,- Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruits snicker/ mars bar, popcorns, cake, and pastries, etc.

      Hot Drink options – Varieties of hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot oranges juice, hot pineapple juice, etc.)

      Water on Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

      The water on a trek is available at every trekking lodges or shopping shops along the way, buying a regular bottle of mineral water costs 1-3 USD per litter. Manaslu region has plenty of water sources to get the water as you can also refill the water from the random taps or water source, refilling waters from any of those sources is potable but it will be fine to drink with a Lifetraw or using the water purification pills – at least 2-4 L water per day is recommended to drink that keeps you hydrated.

      Accommodation Facts on Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

      Accommodations on the mountain are simple in tea hoses/ Trekking Lodges. The rooms come usually in double occupancy with a wooden bed, blankets, mattresses, pillows, attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and the view is spectacular from the rooms of mountain tea houses. Likewise, single rooms are available and it will be provided for solo female travelers.

      We will ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great views of the mountain and sceneries during the trek

      NOTE: Kathmandu has a large range of luxury stars hotels offers to select for your stay. However, we will also be pleased to part of this help to make the reservations for the 4 50 5 starts hotel booking as well on request.

      Best Time to Do Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

      Choose the best month for your remarkable trekking experience of a lifetime! Nepal has five seasons like many other countries; spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, and Winter. Among all these seasons there is mainly two distinct trekking season for Manaslu trek or any region treks in Nepal which are autumn and spring.

      Spring (Pre-monsoon) – Spring includes Feb, March, April, and May, the weather in this month is largely stable and dry with a moderate climate. This time of the year is fairly perfect for trekking in the Manslu region offers a crystal clear view of the mountains and sceneries every day, the Temperature can reach up to 15- 20 degrees Celsius in the daytime and the temperature at the nighttime can drop down to - 8/12 degrees Celsius. The spring welcomes thousands of flora and vegetation that make the trek more beautiful and enjoyable in Nepal.

      Autumn (Post monsoon)- Autumn is another great season for trekking on Manaslu Trek, Autumn includes months of September, October, November, and December. During the autumn, the temperatures should be rated as between 14-20 degrees in the daytime, and nighttime can decrease to -5/10 degrees Celsius, it’s great for the trekking.

      Safety and Satisfactions Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

      SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY- NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES.

      This trek is a guided trip and you will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly trekking guides/ Sherpa who originally come from the mountain (same region) of Nepal, the guide will be carrying all the essentials equipment with first aid kit for safety reasons; we would like you to take some of your own personal mediation on this trek. However, in the emergency case, if our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back to lower places or Kathmandu.

      Note:During the trek, make sure you are always on the safe zone of the place wherever you are while trekking on the mountain because you may encounter a number of mules, yaks are carrying the suppliers for hotels, Yaks Donkey and Jokpa use for the major transportations in the Himalayas region, as we always need to be aware with them, and stay at the safe place especially at the narrow section of the trail.

      Passport and Visa

      If you are traveling to Nepal you need to have a visa to enter Nepal. However, the arrival visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu's where you can simply get On Arrival Visa” and you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

      You will be charged $40 USD as visa application fees for 30 days tourist visa to the forefingers except for Chinese and India. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you do not need a visa (Free Visa)!

      Extra personal expenses on trekking

      During the trek, all your foods are included in the package (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks), the foods will be served as per package program and besides that, any personal and Barbier bills would be extra.

      Travel Insurance

      In Saftey resonson, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers in participating any trek and tour tour programs on the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas is like security on which you can rely on and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuations expense it will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything things that may go wrong.

      Packing list for Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

      The following lists are the essentials trekking gear which is recommended for trekking in Nepal and all listed gears can also buy easily in Kathmandu, Kathmandu has a number of shops selling the necessary cloths and gear for trekkers.

      • A few pairs of Thermal tops
      • Fleece jacket/pullover
      • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
      • Down jacket -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
      • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
      • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
      • Mittens/woolen gloves
      • Warm Hiking socks
      • Trekking sue with spare laces
      • Pair of flip flop
      • Underwears & Swiming costume
      • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
      • Sun hat/scarf
      • Sunglasses
      • Sleeping bag -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
      • Trekking poles (Not 100%)
      • Day bag above 40 L
      • 1 set- Headlamp
      • Small lock for the day backpack
      • Reusable water bottles- 2 letters
      • Water purification tablets/ electric light
      • Wash towel
      • Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste & brush, etc)
      • Rain poncho
      • Basic personal first aid kit

      Responsible tourism

      Our experienced field staff/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role of following the rules.

      • please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs
      • Please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community.
      • please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
      • Please help the local community to encourage the positive sides of tourism as long as possible.

      We Alpine Ramble Treks involved in Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organize eco-friendly trips that teach to make the sustainable positive environmentally sensitive of both travelers and communities.

      Transportations on Trek

      Alpine Ramble provides all the necessary transportation for your trip including free arrival and departure transportation services. On your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our airport representative by traditional flower then you will be reassigned to the respective Hotel. Similarly, we will also provide private vehicles for the city tour like Kathmandu valley sightseeing, Nagarkot Sunrise view tour, or any others in Nepal on request.

      Booking and payment process

      Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a government authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075. We are also associated with various local and international tourism associations, therefore, any adventure interested persons are heartily welcomed to be booked and be part of our family now, we treat you as family members while traveling with us.we called mountain family, home away from home with us.

      To process a trip booking with us, you're required to deposit 10 % of the full trip cost in advance to the prior of time to make sure all the reservations such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. the remaining of the payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit cards or in cash - cash would be much appreciated. At the same time, we would also like to request you to send all the requirements documents such as passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details at the time of booking.

      Last-minute booking

      The last-minute booking can be made by any interested travelers a day before the trip gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form or, sending us an email, messages on Whatsapp, or by calling. But, Last minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trip.

      We look forward to experiencing this trip with you in the land of the mighty mountains, and the place of Lord Gautama Buddha