The Tsum Valley is virtually unexplored by outsiders as it was only opened to trekkers in 2008. It, like the Nubri Valley, is a “Beyul”, a sacred Valley that was blessed and designated as a place of refuge by Guru Rinpoche. The Valley also lies within the Kyimlung Valley, meaning the “Valley of Happiness” The Valley lies to the west of the main Manaslu Circuit and borders Tibet.
This Trek begins along the banks of the sacred Budhi Gandaki River. From there, spend several days ascending from the foothills of the Himalayas to the high Himalayas, where you’ll be in the reflection of Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Ganesh. Immerse in rich culture and traditions, witness the way of life and wander hardly explored landscapes. Along the trail, encounter Milarapa’s cave where it is believed that Milarepa, the great Tibetan yogi and poet and the “Great Magician Saint of Buddhism”, spent 12 years of his life in meditation. Also, visit the sacred and pristine Rachen and Mu Gompa or Monastery. Let our local guides take you to their home, where they were born and raised, and get unmatched insight. After the Tsum Valley, ascend to the beautiful Serang Monastery Sanctuary for the Serang Stay. Learn about and immerse yourself into the Serang Sanctuary, ways of life, religion, and cultures and traditions.
Building upon years of family and personal knowledge, locality, and heritage, we are able to bring you this experience. All aspects of the trek itinerary can be customized, just let us know.
In the MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project) region, you are unable to solo trek. In order to get a permit for you Manaslu Trek, there must be at least two applicants/trekkers in one group. If you are a solo trekker, please reach out and we may have some creative solutions for you.
You are able to modify the trek itinerary at any point before departure. As long as the trek will finish within the allocated number of permit days, the trek can be modified during the trek itself as well.
Many elements of the trekking all-inclusive package can be customized. However, some elements of the all-inclusive cannot be customized, such as Meals and Accommodation, and required elements such as guides, permits, etc. If you have inquiries about any customization, please contact us here
If an emergency arises, we are responsible for coordinating the helicopter pick-up. We do NOT have a satellite phone, but there is a phone network during most of the Trek.
There are a few points where there is no reception, but reception is always within an hour’s walk away. In the event of an emergency requiring evacuation, travelers’ evacuation insurance is paramount and recommended. Please have travelers’ evacuation insurance before you depart for Nepal. For more info on health and safety review the Health & Safety tab.
The Medical Kit includes the following: Paracetamol, De-cold, Acetazolamide (Diamox), Bisacodyl Gastro Resistant Tablet (Laxative), Metronidazole & Diloxanide Furoate Tablet (anti-diarrheal), Ibuprofen & Paracetamol, Dicloback (anti-inflammatory) , Loperamide Hydrochloride Capsules IP (anti-diarrheal), Povidone-Iodine Solution
The medical kit does NOT include a Gambow bag / Medical Oxygen & Mask.
Note: Anything not written above, is not included in the medical kit. This is an emergency medical kit, so there are not large quantities of these medicines readily available also. So, if you are someone who regularly takes ibuprofen or anti-inflammatories, for example, please bring your own just in case.
The room size and space will depend on the rooms available. Who sleeps where can be managed by the group. Most hotels during the Manaslu Trek are beautifully simplistic and rustic. All lodges will have blankets and pillows.
As for the payment schedule, kindly make a minimum 50% advance payment into our account 3 weeks before your arrival to Nepal, and then the remaining amount can be paid before arrival to Nepal or upon arrival in cash.
To wire money internationally, some European banks ask for an IBAN code, but Nepal banks only use SWIFT codes. Either is acceptable for international wires. If you cancel your trip within one week before arrival, we will refund 70% of the total trip cost. Or the amount can be put towards a future trip.
If you cancel your trip within one week before arrival, we will refund 70% of the total trip cost. Or the amount can be put towards a future trip.