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Tsum Valley Trek is an exhilarating trek to the remotest Himalayan Valleys of Nepal: restricted area until recently. Tsum Valley was opened for trekking in 2008, and since then this sacred Himalayan Valley has allured thousands of internal and international tourists. This enchanted valley is located in northern Gorkha, Nepal, and shares ancient villages, Tibetan Buddhist monasteries, and lifestyle and traditions influenced by Tibetan culture. The trail to Tsum Valley leads to majestic mountains and stunning landscapes where the hospitality of local people awaits you. The picturesque Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, Bouddha Himal, and Himalchuli are breath-taking. Buddhist monasteries, nunneries, artistic chortens, and prayer walls are the significant attractions of Tsum Valley. The relatively less beaten path offers you an astounding vista of mountains, enticing culture, and diverse wilderness.

Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions Tsum valley trek is based on accommodation in small local teahouses and private homes. The secluded valley remains untouched with modern comfort, but we can guarantee hospitality, warm-hearted and a high degree of authenticity! Your trek will be fully guided by experienced local Sherpa. Our guide will let you explore and indulge the nitty-gritty of the trek. If you're looking for an option, we recommend you Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Itinerary Print Itinerary

If it’s a clear day when you are flying into Kathmandu, then your tour begins right from the skies itself. The sights from the windows of our jet show us glimmering snow-capped mountain peaks spread out down below us, giving us the first thrills of our just begun vacation, sparking off a whole reaction of unforgettable experiences that stay with us for some time to come. As soon as your plane hits the tarmac of Tribhuwan International Airport, Mountain Sherpa Trekking office representative and driver will be on standby to meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel, and after going to our rooms and refreshing ourselves we will be briefed about our daily activities. The rest of your time is free to move around the neighborhood and get familiar with your surroundings. In the evening we will meet our senior trek guide who will brief the group about details related to our trek. Your first overnight in the ancient city of temples, probably the most in the world. Overnight at Hotel.

Welcome Dinner

After a good night’s sleep and enjoying a hearty b/fast, we proceed for our tour of Basantapur Durbar Square. Recorded by UNESCO as a cultural World Heritage site, Kathmandu Durbar Square is a bunch of medieval temples, palaces, courtyards and streets that date back to the 12th and 18th centuries. Within this square we will find Hanumandhoka Palace Museum, Taleju Temple, Kumari Ghar (House of the Living Goddess), Kasthamandap and other temples and buildings as old as the city itself; from here we head for a tour of the famous Boudhanath Stupa {said to be the largest in the world) and a significant centre of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu. The stupa is designed to be like a giant mandala (a representation of the Buddhist cosmos).

We next drive down to Swayambhunath {popularly known as Monkey Temple} “Swayambhu” means “self-created” and refers to the myth that the hill sprung up suddenly from a great lake that once covered Kathmandu Valley. Our next destination is the Pashupatinath Temple. This temple is dedicated to Hindu deity Lord Shiva and is said to be the holiest Hindu shrine in Nepal. We then wrap up our Heritage tour with a trip to Patan which is one of the three medieval cities in Kathmandu and a destination for connoisseurs of great arts. We return to our hotel, refresh, and trek Preparation, have an early supper and retire to bed, most probably. Overnight at Hotel

Breakfast included

After healthy breakfast at hotel, we take our private jeep for Arughat-Soti Khola drive. This is a beautiful road through the 135 km from Kathmandu Valley. The views are spectacular and the road into the mountains from Thankot. Arrive Dading beshi, crossing the bridge, then climb to Ramkot. Stop for Lunch then continuation to Arughat where where we change our jeep & take local jeep up Soti Khola.

Route: 135 km, about 7 hours drive (the road between Kathmandu / Arughat is sometimes disrupted due to traffic).

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Cross the bridge and trek through the beautiful Sal forests, then climb onto a ridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. The rocky trail then 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. Climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens and the Budhi Gandaki meanders among wide gravel bars. Drop to the sandy river bed and walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. Head down again to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. Overnight at Machha Khola.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

The area of cultivated land ends, the slopes become too steep, the few remaining fields are poor. We follow the river wedged between two cliffs to the hot springs of Tatopani. Changing the bank by a suspension bridge, we enter a wooded area. Further, the river becomes turbulent, forcing his way among the rocks. Crossing Nero, zone of very high rocky cliffs, and continued to Jagat. Overnight stay at lodge.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

The trail crosses the river and climbs over a rocky ridge to the settlement of Salleri and then Setibas, where several mani walls indicate you are now entering a region of Tibetan influence. You pass through Philim and continue onwards to Lokpa, which is 1.5 hours of ascent above the main Manaslu valley and considered the entry point to the Tsum Valley. Overnight at lodge/homestay.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

In the morning you will follow undulating path through thick forest to Gadh Khola for lunch. From here you'll cross the Syar Khola via a suspension bridge, with the trail climbing up to the village of Chumling. Overnight at lodge/Homestay.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Cross the suspension bridge onto the opposite bank. Enjoy the great views of Ganesh Himal. Walk past Rainjam to Serpu Khola crossing another bridge we arrive at the Gho Village.  Another continues 2 hours climb to Tsum takes us to the village of Chhokangparo. Weather permitting; enjoy the views of Himalchuli at 7,893 meters and Ganesh Himal at 7,140m. Overnight at Lodge/Homestay.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

The valley is now much broader. You'll follow the trail on the west side of the river through Lamagao (3,302m). Just beyond here is Milrepa Cave (a 1-hour detour) from where there are stunning views across the valley. The trail continues to Phurbe and Pangdun before continuing to Chhule-Nile. The gompa above Chhule is particularly fine and worth visiting as it's also an excellent viewpoint. Overnight at lodge/homestay.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Mu Gompa is located in a remote position a couple of hours walking beyond Nile. Establishd in 1895 A.D. and restored in 1998, it's on the trail that local people use to go to Tibet. You will be able to visit the gompa, and walk higher above it to get some great views before returning there to sleep.If Amshi is present in the village, his little clinic where we will visit it heal with herbs from the slopes of the mountains surrounding the valley. We win Mu monastery perched on the old part below and the new buildings of the young monks above. We are a few hours of Tibet with the feeling of being at the end of the world.Overnight at lodge.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Today we make a sightseeing of the whole Mu Gompa Region. Mu Gompa is the largest monastery in the region. The Gompa lies at the highest and most remote part of the Tsum Valley. After exploring the Mu Gompa area, you may also consider the option of getting to the base of Pika Himal (4865m). overnight at lodge

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After a morning of exploraton up the valley to Kalung and Bhajyo (4,030m), you'll descend to Rachen Gompa, the biggest nunnery/monastery in the valley, with a beautifully painted interior of Buddhist murals. Overnight at lodge.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast The trail descend to Chekam which marks the entrance to the hidden valley. The village gives its name to the whole region "Chekampar". We leave the narrow and steep slopes above the Shiar Khola. Tibetan houses here are awesome like the Gompa. Lamas have an important role in village life. The bravest can visit the sacred cave nearby that houses a footprint of Milarepa. We continue walk to Dumje. Overnight at Lodge/Homestay.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

From Dumje we trek to Philim and cross Ripchet. On the way we pass one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Lower Tsum Valley, Samba Tingding Chhupyang. Overnight at Lodge/Homestay.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

You re-join the main Budhi Gandaki Valley and descend to Tatopani. Overnight at lodge.

From Tatopani we trek to Soti Khola. We pass through terraced fields and tropical waterfalls and finally set up camp at the village.Overnight at Lodge.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Your final morning of trekking before driving back to Kathmandu in the evening. Overnight at hotel.

A chance to explore the bustling capital, with its beautiful temples and bustling markets.Overnight at hotel.

Last farewell dinner with Nepali Sherpa  guide

According to the schedule of the return flight, transfer to the airport in the morning or evening. Breakfast is included.
 

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If you would like to do private Tsum Valley trek with your spouse, you’re family or a few friends. Choose the travel dates that work for you and send us a request for private trek. We are ready to arrange best private trips just for you and the traveling friends of your choice.

Explore the beauty of Tsum Valley with local Sherpa private guides. Stay in good hotels, including simple & cozy local lodges throughout trekking.

Just pick your travel dates—we’ll take care of the rest. Please send Email us to reserve your date.

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A custom trek is an independent travel plan designed and arranged as per client’s interest and request. Tell us what your dream trip would be and we'll make it happen! Like a tailor making a bespoke suit, it will fit you perfectly.

As a local Sherpa expert we can craft unforgettable experiences for you or your specific group—and working within your needs and budget. Get in touch with a local expert for your perfect vacation.

Any part of this itinerary can be changed to fit your needs and budget, e.g. hotel accommodation, city tour add/skip, trek length, food… click below link button to request quote.

We will craft best tailor-made program for you.

Inclusion Detail

Transports & Accommodations

  • Private Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • 4 Night hotels in city as specified in Itinerary
  • Kathmandu-Sotikhola by private 4W Jeep beginning of trek
  • 14 nights local mountain lodge accommodations during trek
  • Sotikhola-Kathmandu by private 4W Jeep at the end of trek

All Meals & Drinks

  • Daily hygienic breakfast in city as specified in Itinerary
  • Daily 3 meals entire trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Tea or Coffee as per choice ( Per day 5 Cups Per Person)
  • Welcome dinner at best local restaurant with cultural show
  • Fully boiled Safe drinking Water ( Per day 4 liters Per person)

All Activities & Entrance Fees

  • Fully guided 14 days trekking and hiking
  • Special Tsum Valley trekking entry permit fee
  • Half day Cultural tour in city including guide and driver
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, temples and monuments
  • Tour in city including guide and driver as per itinerary

Reliable Sherpa Guide & Porter

  • Reliable and honest Local Sherpa guide for whole trip
  • Hardworking and trustworthy porters (1 porter for 2 People)
  • Salary and insurance for guide,porter and support staff
  • All meals, equipment & lodging for porter during trek
  • All meals & lodging for sherpa guide during whole trek

Gear & Equipment

  • Complimentary T-shirt, Water bottle and walking pole
  • Sleeping bags and down Jackets if required
  • Duffel bag, Trek Map & group medical Kit
  • Pulse oximeter for oxygen saturation as well as heart rates
  • Hot water bag to warm your feet inside the sleeping bag

Additional Service

  • Call support for anytime 24/7 for Emergency
  • Free help to get SIM Card, renting or buying gears
  • Free extra luggage storage service
  • We help you, if an airline loses your luggage or delayed
  • International flight ticket Reconfirmation service if required

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel insurance for emergency rescue and trip Cancellation
  • Lunch & Dinner in City ( approximately $ 5-10 Per Meal)
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks and deserts in Trek
  • Gratitude for Guide & Porter after end of trek

Extra Bills

  • Phone, internet & Battery Charges bills on trek
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Delayed/cancellation
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Vital Information

Visa on Arrival:

A tourist visa can be obtained on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.The current fee for a multiple-entry visa valid for 15 days is USD $30. A multiple-entry visa valid for 30 days is USD $50. All fees are subject to change without notice and must be paid in cash in U.S. dollars. Carrying two passport-size photos is also recommended.

'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. Choice is yours.

Once you arrive at the airport, please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival.

1st Step

Fill in ' Arrival Card '

Fill in Online Tourist Visa form (you can fill it up prior to your arrival visiting official website of Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport). If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after. If so, you will have to fill it up again.

2nd Step

Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement (15/30/90 Days) Get the receipt

While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.

3rd Step

Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts and your passport.Hand in your documents to immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.

On Arrival Visa Fee

15 Days – 30 USD

30 Days – 50 USD

90 Days – 125 USD

CASH & CREDIT CARDS:

Nepal: Cash transactions can generally be made in either U.S. dollars or local currency. U.S.dollars should be recently issued bills in smaller denominations. Major credit cards are accepted mainly in the larger shops, hotels and tourist category restaurants. Access to ATM machines is available in bigger city like Kathmandu & Pokhara but limited in rural areas.

This trek includes 4 Nights Deluxe accommodations in Kathmandu at a comfortable and luxurious hotel.As we know, the best accommodation is a crucial part of your trip planning, our hand selected best hotel accommodations are clean, in a good location and gives you value for your money. Our selected luxury 5 star hotels provide a wide array of excellent services and modern amenities. Our handpicked hotels offer a peaceful and relaxed atmosphere, privacy when preferred and attentive service. You can treat yourself to a relaxing spa day at our 5-star hotel in Kathmandu after your trek. Or rest and relaxed in a tranquil and peaceful garden resort. We have two different package options available as outlined below.Book your prefect dream holiday trek package with local Sherpa expert and get exceptional service.

  • Our 3 Star Hotel Package start from $2199 USD Per Person only
  • Our 5 Star Hotel Package start from $2399 USD Per Person only

3 STAR HOTEL OPTION IN KATHMANDU (We have 2 different 3* hotel accommodation option to choose )

  • Sampada Garden Hotel- Located at peaceful area Lazimpat, Katmandu. 15-20 minute walk from Thamel
  • Mandala Boutique Hotel - This Hotel is located at Chhetrapati, just 3-5 minute walk from Thamel

5 STAR HOTEL OPTION IN KATHMANDU (We have 2 different 5 * hotel Accommodation option to choose )


  • Marriott Kathmandu - Located at Naxal, Kathmandu. Combine with modern design with local creativity
  • Yak and Yeti Hotel- Centrally located Luxury 5 star hotel in Kathmandu

LOCAL MOUNTAIN LODGE DURING TREK

During trek,we provide you best available mountain lodge with cozy room with shared bathroom for 14 nights. Rooms are twin bed with two beds per rooms. The beds have mattresses and pillows and some blankets to borrow. The ‘living room’ area used for eating and relaxing is heated in the evenings. Lodges are always friendly places where you can meet many other trekkers. Many will have books to read and some have phones. Almost all have hot showers available, which are mostly gas heated.

Usually, breakfast will be at 8am and you will need to pack your bags ready for the porters to leave early. Lunch will be taken enroute in one of the many teahouses, and dinner is generally at 7pm.


What Kind of Food I can expect during Trek?

Morning Breakfast between 7:00-8:00 AM

  1. Tea or Coffee, Hot chocolate, lemon tea, hot milk or green tea
  2. Eggs items- Fried Eggs, Boiled Eggs, scramble eggs, Omelet,
  3. Bread items- Toast, Pancakes, Chapati & Tibetan Bread
  4. Porridge with Honey

Afternoon Lunch between 12:30 – 1:00 PM

  • Nepal Dal Bhat, Curry with Rice, Pasta or Noodles item,
  • Fried rice, fried Potatoes, Mo.Mo

Evening Dinner between 6:00-8:30 PM

  1. Garlic Soup local Stew, vegetable Soup, mixed Soup, Potato Shop
  2. Dal bhat tarkari – a soup of lentils with rice and a vegetable curry
  3. Fried potatoes with veg, MO. MO, fried Noodles, Pasta, mash potatoes with Cheese etc

Drinking Water during Tsum Valley Trek

For many of us, the perfect choice may be to go for the mineral water. After all, it’s sealed and safe to drink, plus it provides an income for the local traders – right? Regrettably, things are never quite that simple. Mineral water produces a vast number of knock-on problems for mountain societies.

While it does provide an income to local people it also generates an extraordinary, heart-breaking amount of waste and spoiling. Most places simply do not have the resources to do anything with the empty plastic bottles – and they burn them, releasing toxic gases into the air, or leave them in piles just out of sight of travellers, where they take more than 450 years to decompose.

Take, for example,Tsum Valley Trek, The recommended amount of water intake on a high altitude trek like this is 3-4 litters a day. The trek is 14 days long. That’s more than approximately 42 litters and 42 plastic bottles, which won’t decompose until the year 2466 – per person.

For a full MST group of 12 people, just one trip will result in more than 500 mineral water bottles. And the salt in the wound is that plastic doesn’t decompose at high altitudes, so those 500 or more bottles will be up there forever. But what can you do? You have to drink, so how can you get around the problem?

The Alternatives: The great news is that there are really various options that will help you out of the bottled water trap. Here are just four of the best. All you have to do is pick which one is right for you.

Striped- Steripen is the most trusted model on the market. This technique uses exactly the same process as most mineral water undergoes before it is bottled. It’s UV filtering, exactly the same treatment as the majority of bottled water undergoes to be purified, but on the go. The technology has been around for much longer than you think, but it’s only recently been competitively priced enough to be on the market. SteriPen is an American company; other UV filters are also available.

Boiled water– This isn’t always an option if you’re out and about, but boiled water is an excellent option for safe drinking water on trek. Boiling the water kills any nastiness lurking there. It is the safest and most convenient option. Most lodges serve it, and it is great to ward off the cold. Prices range anywhere between NPR 50 and 120 per liters. Which means, the cost of drinking water will be around $70-$80 for 14 days tsum valley trek. Please note that 3-4 liters of fully boiled drinkable water will be provided daily during whole trek. you can book our all inclusive manaslu circuit trek package for safe and hassle free service. There are no hidden cost.

Purification tablets– Water refining tablets or chemicals like chlorine dioxide are other frequently used. They are easy to carry and cheap to buy. However, they are not as effective as UV filters or boiled water and need a few hours to act. Besides these, LifeStraw and iodine-based treatments are also available but have their drawbacks.

KATHMANDU - SOTI KHOLA ( 138 KM): 6-7 HOURS DRIVE

While it's possible to reach Soti Khola from Kathmandu by public bus, however, we strictly do not recommended you to travel by local bus because of the road condition. Our guest safety and comfort will always be our utmost priority. Therefore, We always provide clean and fully sanitized 4WD Jeep for soti khola. It takes about 6 to 7 hours drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola. The driving distance is approximately 138 Kilometers form Kathmandu to Soti Khola.

You'll be much safer, be more comfortable, and reach your destination much faster by private Jeep with experience driver. The first part of the drive follows the Prithvi Highway, the road that links Kathmandu and Pokhara. Though traffic can be a problem leaving Kathmandu, the quality of the road is about as good as it gets in Nepal. After turning off to Dhading, the landscape becomes even more rustic and remote, and the road quality gradually deteriorates, but the views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Himal should make up for the discomfort.

ARUGHAT - SOTI KHOLA ( 138 KM): 6-7 HOURS DRIVE)

With Mountain Sherpa trekking trips, you will travel in a small private vehicle. So, we provide you private vehicle with experience driver for comfortable and safe journey back to Kathmandu. The advantage of taking a private vehicle is that you can ask the our driver to stop whenever you like and smaller vehicles tend to be able to move through the traffic a little faster than larger buses. We also provide professional and experience driver, so you can fully and comfortably enjoy your Nepal Trek.

Altitude Sickness:

If you trek to a high altitude without letting your body adjust to the new elevation, you may experience altitude sickness. Symptoms include headache and nausea. If you return to a lower elevation, your symptoms will likely go away without needing treatment. In severe cases, altitude sickness can be life threatening.

When we hike above 8,000 to 12,000 feet above sea level our bodies need to acclimatize to the decreasing amount of the oxygen available. You may have symptoms if you travel to a high altitude without giving your body time to adjust to less oxygen. Even if you’re physically fit, you can still experience altitude sickness.

Mountain Sherpa Tsum Valley trek itinerary is carefully designed to avoid from altitude sickness. Over the years we have come up with the best itinerary to aid in the acclimatization process. Our trek itinerary is fully flexible & can modify on the spot if required.

Remember the trek to Himalaya is not a race. Even those in the best shape will suffer from altitude sickness when they race to the top of the mountain too quickly. Go slowly, it will give your body time to adjust to the mountain. However, during the acclimatization process, you may experience some of the following symptoms.

  1. Tiredness
  2. Minor Headache
  3. Troubled sleep
  4. Loss of appetite/nausea
  5. Shortness of breath
  6. Cough
  7. Palpitation
  8. Swelling of the hands and face

Each Person acclimatizes at different rates. Our best suggestion is to take your time and drink plenty of water. These symptoms may not indicate the onset of A.M.S. and if you experience them it does not necessarily mean that you should not continue. All our Sherpa guides have extensive first aid training and we request you to talk with the Sherpa guide at all times should you believe you have any symptoms in order that we can efficiently monitor your symptoms. The only cure for Acute Mountain Sickness is to descend.

You must remember that this is your holiday and you do not want to stress out about the possibility of getting sick from the mountains. Do everything slowly. Drink lots of water. And enjoy the Himalayas views. If anything does happen and you unfortunately get sick, let your guide know right away –Please note that your guide has ultimate responsibility and may ask you to descend if symptoms persist.


Travel insurance:

Travel insurance is necessary for any trip, but is mainly important when undertaking activities such as high altitude trekking in remote regions where medical facilities or assistance may not be close at hand. You’ll enjoy your adventure better with the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have the right insurance cover in place should a mishap occur. This can be anything from medical emergencies, trip cancellation, trip interruption, delays, lost or stolen luggage to a full helicopter rescue off a mountain.

Obtaining travel insurance before you leave home is strongly recommended. This way, if something happens, and this is rare, you will not be out of pocket a tremendous amount of money. Mountain Sherpa trekking will provide a letter and your invoice to submit to your insurance in this case to help expedite your processing.

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your kit bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG/33Lbs. Please note that this gear list is only a guide. Those are basic to bring the listed items, but you can decide from your desired brands using your expertise. Plus, you can shop the trekking gear and clothing at a good price at stores in Thamel, Kathmandu.

YOU MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes

  1. Sun hat
  2. Headlamp with Fresh Batteries
  3. Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
  4. Sunglasses with UV protection
  5. Neck gaiter or bandana (for sun protection)
  6. Face Masks
  7. Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)

Hand

  1. Fleece/Wool Gloves
  2. Glove Liners
  3. Heavier shell glove

Core Body

  1. Base layer shirts
  2. Moisture-wicking long-sleeve t-shirts (1)
  3. Moisture-wicking short-sleeve t-shirt (optional)
  4. Fleece jacket or Warm windproof jacket with hood
  5. Synthetic sports bras (for women)
  6. Insulated Warm jacket
  7. Underwear (4-5 pairs)
  8. Sleeping bag (comfort rated –10ºC)*

Lower Body – Legs

  1. Hiking Pants (Convertible, Quick-Dry, Lightweight) 1-2
  2. Warm hiking pants with waterproof Windproof and breathable
  3. Rain Pants (Lightweight, Waterproof, Breathable)- optional
  4. Gaiters (needed Dec-Feb)
  5. Long underwear

Feet

  1. Hiking boots with ankle support recommend
  2. Camp shoes or tennis shoes for lodge
  3. Hiking Socks (Synthetic or Wool) 5-7 pairs recommended

Food & Snacks

  • Snacks (combine protein & carbs for well-balanced energy)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)
  • Re-hydration gels or powder

Toiletries

  1. Sunscreen, Lip balm with sunscreen
  2. Toilet Paper
  3. Soap
  4. Deodorant
  5. Toothbrush/toothpaste
  6. Razor (as needed)
  7. Shampoo
  8. Wet wipes
  9. Hand sanitizer
  10. Feminine hygiene products (as needed)
  11. Face lotion
  12. Hairbrush
  13. Hair ties

Other necessary important items:

  • Passport and extra passport size photos (2-4 copies)
  • Visa (these are easy to attain when you land in Kathmandu—bring $30 (15 Days) or $50 (30 Days) USD for Visa Application
  • Money ($200-300 cash is suggested—while there are occasional ATMs on the trail, they are almost always out of order)
  • Travel insurance- most recomended
  • Airline tickets (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of yours)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottles 1 Liter x 2 (we encourage re-filling water bottles rather than single use plastic)
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toilet paper (you can buy this in the lodges
  • Travel towel
  • Small padlock (to lock your kit bag)
  • Antibacterial hand wash

Additional Supplies

  1. Portable solar charger/power bank
  2. Book
  3. Journal/pen
  4. Playing cards

Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE OPTIONAL:

  1. Trekking poles – if you don't have poles,We can provide you complementary for trekking.
  2. Sleeping bag liner
  3. Pillowcase, Scarf or buff
  4. Swimwear (for the hotel pool in Kathmandu)
  5. Ear plugs (particularly if you are not the one snoring)
  6. Travel clothes
  7. Camera
  8. Pen-knife (remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
  9. Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
  10. Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

Note: 

The Nepalese are still traditional and conservative in the way they dress. Hence to avoid discomfiture on both sides we advise that you respect this and do not wear revealing clothing or sleeveless tops while visiting Nepal. Shorts are acceptable, but they should reach to just above the knee and be modest and for women it is better to wear trousers or a long skirt.

Additional info:

As you pack for your trek, remember that your gear will be separated into two packs: your daypack that you will carry each day as you trek, and your duffle bag which will be carried between tea houses by porters. All extra baggage (non- trekking items) can be store at the hotel before you start your trek. We provide you a free duffel bag in Kathmandu. You can use it to pack your essential trekking equipment. We provide one-porter services for two people. Porters will carry up to 25 kg - 30 Kg or 55-66 pound of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and down jackets. Therefor your duffel bag should not weigh more than 12 kg-15 kg or 26 pound to 33 pounds.

INSIDE YOUR DAYPACKS:

Daypacks can be any size for hiking, but we always recommend the smaller, the better. Around the 25l to 30l size is good for manaslu trek. You need to carry your own backpack (with waterproof cover) where you can carry your daily needed items in your own backpack. For instance: Water bottle, Extra money for drinks, souvenirs & tips, sunhat, camera, important documents, toiletries, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, rain gear, music (iPhone) etc.

If you don’t have your own down jacket & sleeping bag, don’t worry. We will provide you 4 season sleeping bags and good down jacket with a hood for complementary use. Good quality sleeping bag and down jacket are most important for high altitude trek.

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