Tsum Valley, also known as Beyul Kyimolung is a secret holy valley of bliss, as described by Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) in the 8th century. And now, 13 centuries later, Tsum Valley still stands as the valley of bliss in every sense. The isolated Tsum Valley was opened to the tourists only in 2007 AD which lies in the historic city of northern Gorkha District of Nepal and some part of its trip is included in Manaslu trek.
The region has its own unique visiting spots and different cultural experiences related to Tibetan Buddhism. We can encounter the 8th highest peak in the world ‘Manaslu’ while doing this trek and many other beautiful peaks throughout your journey. The trail is decorated with lots of Tibetan flags, chortens, monasteries and mani walls made of lots of stone slabs engraved with drawings of mythical deities and prayers passing incredible waterfalls.
The Tsum Valley locals have their own unique festivals to celebrate like Saka Dawa, Lhosar and Dhachyang – the festival of Horses during which beautifully decorate horses participate in the race during December- January. whereas Saka Dawa is all about celebration commemorating the birth, enlightenment, and demise of Lord Buddha in May every year. Locals have also claimed an Encounter with the yetis which is a great bonus surprise for the visitors. You will find the Himalayan villages between 2400m to 3700 m while exploring this region from the sea level.
Fully Escorted trek with English Speaking Professional and Friendly Local Guide (who have experience of 20 years doing Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek).
Tea Houses / B & B Hotels Accommodation
Meals as specified on the respective days (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Bus from Pokhara to Barpak and Bus back to Pokhara from Besishar.
Every day for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
All 5 necessary trekking permit for your Trek
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
Hot shower during your trip
All Government and Local taxes
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Your international flight’s Tickets
Nepal Visa fees & Airport Taxes
If you hire a potter there will be an extra cost
Cold drinks, Beverages, and your personal expenses along the trek
Helicopter Evacuation in case of emergency
Personal Travel Insurance (Strongly Recommended)
Gear or equipment for your Trek
Tips for your drivers, hotels, restaurants, etc.
WHAT TO BRING FOR TREK
Medical Masks (useful for dusty conditions)
Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Headlamp with extra batteries
Sunglasses with UV protection (Only in Summer days)
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
Rucksack and Travel Bags
Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light) Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids) 1 skin-blister repair kit Anti-diarrhoea pills Anti-headache pills Cough and/or cold medicine Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant. Water purification tablets or water filter (optional)
1 small roll of repair tape,
1 sewing-repair kit
The smartphone contains Alarm clock, GPS and Altitude finder
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
2/3 Large Ziplocs bag
1 litre water bottle
1 small folding knife Binoculars (optional)