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We will be staying at Hotel Manaslu or similar hotel 3 star in Kathmandu : and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Discovery Mountain Trek will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu.
PHYSICAL CONDITION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Gokyo Lake & Gokyo Peak Trek- 14 days is a moderate trek. Travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this trek fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Annapurna trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least a month prior to the start of the trek. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp should be relatively easier for those who have experience walking/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is also important that we consult our doctor. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Discovery Mountai Trek before booking the trek.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The best time to trek to the Gokyo lake & Gokyo Peak Trek is Spring (February to May) and Autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
LEADER(S) & STAFF ARRANGEMENTS
The most significant thing that makes this trek enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful leader(s) and crew members who have the ability of guiding our trek on the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of Discovery Mountain leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Discovery Mountain only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region(s). The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following trainings:
We are firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters. (International Porters Progress Group.
The Everest Region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as much as we do. Therefore, we believe that the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Discovery Mountain employs a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. Discovery Mountain, therefore, enforces a number of do’s and don’ts. Please talk to your trek leader to avoid environmental impacts.
It is a condition upon joining any of Discovery Mountain’s trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.
This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. During this trip, we take rest in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude.
EQUIPMENTS & PACKING LIST
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Discovery Mountain inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
RUCKSACK AND TRAVEL BAGS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions Company is a trustworthy and registered Company under the laws of Nepal Tourism Industry and accepts your bookings under the following terms and conditions.
All bookings are made with Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions P. Limited, Registered Company Number 161822/073/074 (hereinafter referred to as The Company) whose registered office is The Kapan 14, Kathmandu, Nepal. The Head of The Company is Ang Chhiri Sherpa.
Payments should be wired to one of my following banking Accounts
NCC BANK LIMITED
Current A/c No: 014000136121U
A/c Name: Discovery Mountain Trek & Expedition P.LTD
Bank wire service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit.
RISK & RESPONSIBILITY
Your safety and enjoyment is my prime concern. I therefore carry out my responsibility honestly & sincerely to ensure your holiday trouble – free as well as you have desired. Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be change under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Discovery Mountain. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.Please note that often the Jomsom to Pokhara flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Discovery Mountain upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc. In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
THE TREKKING GROUP
For this trek there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for carrying luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size but we after years of experience we have found a maximum of twelve people to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to book this trip for a larger group then that can be arranged too.
And I big hope you will have very good trek with enjoyment and run smoothly in advance.
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Located near the border of Nepal and Tibet, Tsum Valley and Manaslu lies to the west of Kathmandu Valley. The region is one of the popular trekking regions in Nepal. While there is no such official ranking, Tsum Valley and Manaslu is by popularity the preferred destination after Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang. Tsum Valley and Manaslu is a restricted area, requiring special permit to travel. Discovery Mountain will arrange the paperwork for you, so that you can concentrate on trekking and not waste time on the formalities.
Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek is full of cultural, natural, and spiritual experiences. Sects of ancient Tibetan Buddhism are protected here in monasteries. Trekking beneath the shadow of the giant mountains is an adventure not to miss in this protected region. Prominent peaks you will encounter are Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,163 meters. Other peaks visible during the trek are Ngadi Chuli, Ganesh Himal II, Saula, Cheo, Shringi peaks, and Himlung Himal.
In addition, this is a geographically diverse region in the country. With more than 1,500 species of flora and a number of fauna, Manaslu attracts botanists and enthusiasts alike. The elusive snow panda and lynx, the native red panda, musk deer, and thar are among the wildlife found around Manaslu.
Our 20-day trek takes you to Arughat and Jagat. Following the Budhi-Gandaki river and Shir Khola in the Tsum Valley, we passing through the villages like Chumling, Chokhangparo, Rachen Gompa (Nunnery Monastery) and back to Lokpa, And then we continue trekking trail to Manaslu Circuit we cross Deng and Namrung, arriving at Samagaun in the Manaslu Conservation Area. Further up, the well-trodden pass of Larkya-La has magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. This pass is at an altitude of 5,160 meters, the highest point of our program in Manaslu. This trek will exhilarate you and make you fall in love with Nepal. The off-the-beaten trail of Manaslu Circuit is unspoiled, beautiful, and welcoming.
The best time to visit this area is in early autumn to early winter. As for the physical fitness, you need a good habit of walking and stamina because you will be going through some tough terrain along the way. Book this trip from Discovery Mountain for an unforgettable trip to Nepal.
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, our staff will meet and greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Later in the day you will be given a brief about your upcoming trek to Manaslu.
Immediately after breakfast we drive to Soti Khola. It takes around eight to nine hours with stopover for lunch. The road is hilly but it’s scenic for the most part.
Starting off from Soti Khola, we first cross a bridge and a forest and trek above the roaring Budhi-Gandaki. Take a brief stop at Khursane and trek past beautiful waterfalls, cliffs and rough roads. Descending along the route we cross some paddies and arrive at Labubesi, a typical Gurung village. From there we trek further, cross the river and arrive at Machha Khola, a quite and remote village for the night stay.
After leaving Machha Khola, we will head towards Jagat today. The trek duration is around six to seven hours at a normal pace including stops for lunch, brief rest, and photography. First you will cross Tharo river and come to Tatopani, a natural hot-spring. From there our route turn upwards until we cross the Budhi-Gandaki river. You will cross at least a couple of rivers and streams from here until you reach the village of Jagat.
Beginning from Jagat, you first climb up an ascending route to Saguleri. Here you can have wonderful views of a lesser known mountain called Shringi Himal whose altitude is 7,177 meters. then descend to Sirdibas. From there trek wester further to Sirish Gaun and arriving at the valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. Then you cross suspension bridge and climb up to Philim, a large gurung village where you overnight in lodge.
We start our trek after our breakfast from Philim to Chumling. First we head to Ekkli Bhatti cross the gorge around half an hour then we will see a beautiful waterfall and walking through the pine forests. We walk down continue on the right side of the Buddhi Gandaki then we leave the way to Manaslu Circuit, and follow the Siyar Khola the trail going to the Tsum Valley. From where we enjoy the views of Mt. Manaslu the altitude of 8163m, Boudha Himal then we rich at Lokpa, a small beautiful village. From Lokpa, we descend to Lungwa khola and the trail ascending further two and half hours north through pines and rhododendrons. And we crossing the Siyar Khola, then finally we reach at Chumling, Overnight at Chumling.
Today we leave from chumling to chokhanparo, passing through several villages by crossing the suspension bridge and passing through a very pretty pine forest. Then we walk continue to Ranjam and Serphu. After Serphu we cross the suspension bridge and climb up around 25 minutes to Gho Village. From here takes about 2 and half hours climb to Chokangparo. from where we can admire the view to the south on Ganesh Himal, Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli, Overnight in lodge.
We walk from chokhangparo to Rachen Gompa it’s known as nunnery Monastery. We walk through the villages in the middle of barley crops, buckwheat and potatoes essentially, like all Tibetan-dominated highlands. Once we reach in Rachen Gompa then we visit it after our lunch. In a nearby cliff (20 minutes walk) is the sacred site of a cave where the holy hermit Milarepa meditated, Overnight in lodge.
Today our trek back from Rachen Gompa to Chumling, Our trail through Lamagaon, Chokhangparo, Gho Village then we cross Serphu Khola by suspension bridge. After all we walk continue through pine and rhododendron forest. Finally we arrive at Chumling.
We walk back continue ascent and decent to lokpa. Then we cross the Shir Khola and walk to the confluence with the Bhudi Gandaki Khola. We enjoy the Samba Falls and walk towards to Deng from where we admire nice view of Ganesh Himal and Shringi Himal. Then we continue to Bihi Phedi.
Start from Bihi early in the morning, cross Budhi-Gandaki and follow the village to Namru. The road gradually ascends along the river where you will trek up to Sho, with views of the mountains. Trek further to reach the village of Lihi at 1,920 meters.
Starting from Lihi, you will first pass a stone gateway and a mani wall. Ahead, you will have an overwhelming front view of Peak 29. Form there take on the trail to Pungen Glacier and descend a moraine to the village of Samagaun.
The trek today is around four to five hours. In fact, it is a day of acclimatization at Samagaun. Start with a leisurely morning at this Sherpa village. Walk around the village with mani stones and take pictures of people and the place. Later, take a hike to Pungyen Gumba and descend to Samagaun for the night.
Start early after breakfast. The trek today will take you to th village of Samdo at 3,855 meters. The average walking duration is around four hours at normal pace and five hours at a leisurely pace. First the trail descends to Budhi-Gandaki River and later comes to a fork. We will take the trail to Larkya-La Pass. The trail is easy and scenic, with plenty of chances for photography. Later in the day we arrive at Samdo where we relax and rest for the night.
At 3,855 meters, Samdo is an excellent choice for the purpose of acclimatization. It is not too high, not too low an elevation in Nepal. Spend a leisurely morning at Samdo, and later take short hikes around to keep your body fit during this day of rest. If you get to a vantage point nearby, you can have wonderful views of several mountains such as Ngadi Chuli, Larkya Peak, and Manaslu. Return to Samdo, have some food, and go to bed early.
In the morning pack your bags and leave the village of Samdo. First, cross Budhi-Gandaki river and continue on the uphill trail. Cross two more streams, see the Glacier of Larkya, climb higher, and reach Dharmashala at 4,350 meters. The walk, although not too easy, is short today with just four hours in total. Overnight at Dharmashala.
Leaving behind Dharmashala, the route turns north and ascends to a moraine. Trek further along the ascending trail to the pass of Larkya-La, the highest point of the trek at 5,165 meters. Rest for a while, enjoy the mountain views, capture some great shots and then give your cameras a break! It’s time to move on. Descend gradually via pastures to Bimthang, a picturesque village at 3,725 meters. Put down your bags and prepare for sleep after a long day of trek at Bimthang.
Today, the trek will be shorter as compared to yesterday with just five to six hours of easy trek. The route is scenic with great views of several peaks in the Manaslu Mountain Range. From Bimthang, we follow the descending trail across pastures, cross Dudh-Khola and some beautiful rhododendron forests. From there we passing through the several starts off following a stone trail villages like Karche, Gho, Tilje and crossing Dudh Khola to arrive at the village of Thonje. From there, we trek to Dharapani – coming to a meeting point on the Annapurna Circuit. Overnight at Dharapani.
After breakfast, begin the drive from Dharapani to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar. The route is scenic with winding roads along the banks of River Marshyangdi and Trishuli. It takes around eight to nine hours to reach Kathmandu. Once in the capital, you will arrive at the hotel, unpack, and relax. Later, you are invited for a traditional Nepalese firewall dinner in the evening.
As we come to the end of this program, you will be transferred to the airport according to your scheduled flight time.