Tsum Valley Trekking

Tsum valley Trekking

  • Trip Duration20 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate to Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude(3700m/12,099 ft)
  • Cost Starting FromContact Us
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation: Local Mountain Lodge
  • Max. Altitude: (3700m/12,099 ft)
  • Min. Group Size: 02 Minimum - 10 Maximum

Highlights

  • Tsum valley offers picturesque villages, turbulent river gorges with nice waterfalls.
  •  Tsum valley has unique cultural blend of Tibetan, less tourist, Nepali people, and their life styles.
  •  Tibetan Buddhism culture, Diversified unspoiled Eco systems
  •  Fantastic views of Mt. Manasalu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh and others, Larkya la pass (5153m).

Tsum Valley trekking is paradise for adventure trekking in Nepal. Tsum valley is home to people following a Buddhist culture and has majestic monasteries surrounded by snowy peaks and the area was restricted to tourism until 2008 and since then, few trekkers have witnessed its marvels. The Tsum valley is off the beaten track, you are able to view the majestic peaks of Baudha, Sringi, Him Chuli, Ganesh and many more. Tsum valley trekking is one of the remote and cultural trekking in Nepal and it is located in the remote northern Gorkha region of Nepal, the valley is nestled between the Baudha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Sringi Himal to the north and as the Tsum valley is new trail for trekking, only camping trekking was possible after it was open for trekkers in 2008, however there have been built some simple guest houses and home stay accommodation is available along the trail now, so, those interested to know about the culture, people, lifestyle then the trek in the Tsum valley is ideal.

Tsum valley trekking lies in 100 Km northwest from Kathmandu in lap of Manaslu Himal. Tsum Valley is a revered Pilgrimage destination for Buddhist. Since the Ganesh Himal and Sringi Himal, and Boudha Ranges are backdrop beauties of this serene valley, Tsum valley creates world’s one of the few untouched and isolated natural beauties. Tsum valley offers an opportunity to explore the beautiful mountains such as Shringi (7,187m), Ngadi Chuli (7,871m), Buddha Himal, Himal Chuli (7,893m), Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal, rich in bio diversity and flora and fauna as well as ancient art – culture. During the journey, mu Gomba, Gumba lungdang are top famous places for side trips. Trek to Tsum traverses the through Manaslu Region has rock-strewn trails with artistic chortens and the long line of Buddhist mani walls carved with paintings of deities and inscribed with prayers in their myriads of stone slabs. As Tsum valley trek has tough geographical conditions, there have been very less development so you can still explore the unique cultures centuries old. Tsum valley trekking can be done any time through out the year.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrived in Kathmandu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Today Mount Trails organize a full day city tour around Kathmandu Valley. The aim behind is to let you have the know-how of the Kathmandu city, the city of monuments, temples and monasteries such as Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swoyambhunath, Changu Narayan, Budhhanilkantha and many others. We will provide you leisure time for rest and preparation for final departure that is scheduled for the next day.

Time Travel: 8 to 9 hrs drive
From Kathmandu, we leave for Arughat, our first destination to Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek. We drive early morning to Arughat passing by the beautiful Nepalese countryside. After total of 8 to 9 hours drive on a paved road till Dhading Bensi and from Dhading Bensi to Arughat through rough roads. Arughat is a small yet major town in this region. We stay overnight at Arughat. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis
Meals included: breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner

walk about 5 to 6 hrs
Having breakfast in the morning, we head for Soti Khola along the stone paved roads. Following Budhi Gandaki River, our Tsum Valley Trek leads to Arkhet Bazar and then to Kuerepani, a small village of Magar and Gurung people. Heading up from here, we reach Soti Khola passing by waterfalls ahead. We stay overnight at Soti Khola. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis
Meals included: breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner.

walk about 6 to 7 hrs
Visiting Soti Devi Temple early morning, we move for Machha Khola via a Gurung village, Lapubesi. Crossing the suspension bridge ahead from here and walking along the landslide possible areas, we reach Khanbesi and Machha Khola from there. From Machha Khola, you can look at the wonderful north-east views of Ganesh Himal. We spend the night at Machha Khola. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis
Meals included: breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner

Walk about 6 to 7 hrs
Crossing the suspension and wooden bridge at Machha Khola, we walk through Khorlabeshi where organic coffee garden exists. You can also get the glimpses of Ganesh Himal from here. We reach Tatopani, Hot Springs; we rest for a while here and make our way to Dobhan. Overnight at Dobhan. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis
Meals included: breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner.

walk about 5 to 6 hrs
Moving further, we reach Yaruphant where waterfalls exist. The pathway from here is rocky and stone paved, walking through these, we reach a place called Jagat. Jagat offers a view point of Sringi Mountain. Little ahead from Salleri, we reach Sirdibas and cross a suspension bridge over Budi Gandaki River further from here. Upon reaching Philim, we will be witnessing the Gurung village and wonderful glimpses of Sringi Mountain. If we have enough time, we shall visit Chhyoling Sandu Gumba. We stay overnight at Philim. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis
Meals Included: breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner.

walk about 6 to 7 hrs
Heading from Philim, we ascend towards Ekle Bhatti. Following the trail different to that of Manaslu Circuit Trek, we reach Lokpa. Crossing around three suspension bridges and walking along the rocky falls, we arrive at Chumling, also known as lower Tsum. Overnight at Chumling. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis
Meals Included: breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner.

walk about 5 to 6 hrs
From Chumling, we ascend towards Dhampa Gompa and reach Kowo after that. Climbing uphill, we arrive at Chhokang Paro. From Chhokang Paro, you will be enjoying the views of Ganesh Himal. We will visit Galdang Gumba, a cave and micro hydropower. We spend the night in Chhokang Paro. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis
Meals Included: breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner.

walk about 6 to 7 hrs
Climbing uphill from Chhokang Paro, we reach Ngayaku Leru and pass by the Lama settlements. Further from here, we visit Milarepa cave and Sarphu Stupa. You will be able to see the iron prayer flags here. Walking along the Tsum Valley Trek route, we reach Rachen Gompa, Lar, Pangdun and finally we arrive at Nile. On our way we can view the wind mills and water falls. A micro hydropower lies in Nile. We stay overnight at Nile. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis
Meals Included: breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner.

walk about 3 to 4 hrs
Eyeing on the Mani walls, we take a steep ascent for Mu Gompa. We cross the bridge over Shiar River and reach Chho Syong. Dephu Doma and Nunnery Gompa lies here. Climbing ahead, we reach Mu Gompa. This is the highest point of our Tsum Valley Trek. We stay overnight at Mu Gompa. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis
Meals Included: breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner.

As it is a rest day, we visit the nearby sightseeing places in Mu Gompa. The largest monastery of this region is Mu Gompa which lies at the highest and the remote region of Tsum valley. Exploring the surroundings, we return back to Mu Gompa and spend the night there. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis
Meals Included: breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner.

walk about 4 to 5 hrs
From Mu Gompa, we trace our journey back to Rachen Gompa via Nile, Chule, Pangdun and Phurbe. Rachen Gumba is a nunnery on the village. We spend the night here. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis
Meals Included: breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner.

walk about 6 to 7 hrs
Descending from Rachen Gompa, our trek leads to Ngakyu Leru first and then to Chhokang Paro. From here, we walk down a little to reach Domje and cross the suspension over Sarpu River. We stay at overnight at Domje. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis Meals Included: breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner.

walk about 7 to 8 hrs
We follow a lower route to Philim which is the trail that leads to Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Walking through the pathways, we arrive at Ripchet. Further from here, we reach Gumlung. The trail passes through several ups and downs from Gumlung along the rocky falls. We reach at Sarti Gorge and cross the suspensions to enter in Lokpa. Heading down the trail, we arrive at Philim via Ekle Bhatti. Overnight at Philim. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis
Meals Included: breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner.

Walk about 6 to 7 hrs
From Philim, we walk downhill to Tatopani taking in the final glimpses of our Tsum Valley Trek. If you wish, you can rest at Tatopani to ease away your tiredness of trek. We stay overnight at Tatopani. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis
Meals Inclueded: breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner.

walk about 6 to 7 hrs
The trek is easy as we need to descend through the trails. Following the Budhi Gandaki River, we move down via Machha Khola, Khanibesi, and Lapubesi passing though the waterfalls and Sal forests. Ahead from here, we reach Soti Khola and spend the night here. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis
Meals Inclueded: breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner.

walk about 6 to 7 hrs
As we come to the end of Tsum Valley Trek, we trek to the final stop from where we started our trek, i.e. Arughat. We move through Kuerepani and Arkhet Bazar to reach Arughat. We stay for overnight at Arughat. Your accommodation would be in a lodge/teahouse where meals are provided on full board basis
Meals Included: breakfast, tea/coffee, lunch and dinner.

walk about 8 to 9 hrs
From Arughat, we catch a bus and drive to Kathmandu along the beautiful sceneries of countryside. Once we arrive at Kathmandu, you will be taken to the hotel you've stayed in before (unless changed). As this is the last day, we enjoy the farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with live music and rejoice the moments.
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch with Tea coffee

Our representatives from Mount Trails will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and assist you in your final departure from Kathmandu. We bid our last goodbyes and you will head towards your destination.

Trip Cost Details

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up and drop off as per group size
  • Accommodaiton in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis
  • Kathmandu sightseeing by private transport escorted tour guide 
  • Trekking permits and necessary paper work (tsum valley special trekking permit, MCAP entry permit )
  • Private Jeep from Kathmandu to Soti Khola and back 
  • All means (breakfast, lunch, dinner) with tea or coffee on your choice during the trek 
  • Accommodation in mountain with share bathroom. 
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered professional trekking guide
  • Sherpa and porters to carry luggage (one porter between two trekkers )
  • Guide & porter salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes 

Cost Exclude

  • Main meals in Kathmandu  (lunch & Dinner )
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc.
  • Medical and travel insurances should cover Emergency helicopter rescue
  • Tips, gratuities, etc.
  • All extra services if required (except motioned in 'The Price Include' section)

Trip Map

Useful Info

What makes this trip special ?

Mount Trails believe in the quality services with great vlaue to our guests.  Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits the local communities and helps to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.

Trip Note

Our Trekking Group

The trekking group to Tsum valley Nepal depends on the number of persons but we normally take in 02-20 persons in a group. However, if you are in a bigger group of more than 10 persons, we can manage the Tsum Valley Trekking accordingly. The maximum number 20 is the outcome of generally organized group treks. But, we are good at organizing treks for any group size you require. 

Besides the trekking group, we have our local staffs to assist you as well. Trekking does not just mean traveling around; it will be more rewarding if you can gain good bunch of information of the areas you travel. So, we provide you with guides for that and in order to assure easy travel experience, we have porters who would carry on your luggage. We will facilitate you with 1 porter between 2 trekkers. Our porter carry maximum of 20 kg weight. 

Guides and Porters

For trekking group of 1 to 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide and Porter (1 porter between two trekkers ).

For trekking group of more than 5 people, we provide – 1 Guide, 1 Assistant Guide and Porter (1 porter between two trekkers ).

Accomodation

Our overnight stay would be on Tea Houses/lodges during Trekking of Tsum Valley.  Twin sharing comfortable beds and common bathroom will be provided. The place is clean and hygienic. However, if you require a single supplement accommodation, it can also be made available on request at an additional cost of US$ 200. But still you need to be aware that single supplement accommodation may not be available at all the places during your Tsum valley trek Nepal. 

Meals

Tsum Valley Trekking would let you experience typical Nepali food, special mountain foods and other cuisines including international cuisine like Indian, Tibetan, Italian, and Continental. You can always make your choices from the food menu available there. We will have breakfast and dinner at lodge/tea houses mostly whereas we will have the lunch on our way. 

While in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at tourist standard hotels facilitated with Attached Bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot/cold shower, Internet service and others. The facilities provided here is of 2 to 3 star standard hotel.

Complementary

We offer welcome dinner, farewell dinner and breakfasts during your stay in Kathmandu. 

Transportation

The means of transportation are private cars/vans and public bus. Pick up and drop from airport to hotel, and hotel to airport will be done by private transportation. Also, we will be driving from Kathmandu to Arughat and from Khudi to Kathmandu by Bus.Tsum valley trek Nepal will start with a drive from Kathmandu to Arughat. From Arughat, we walk all the way to our destination. While returning, we take a bus from Arughat to Kathmandu. 

Safety and Precaution

It is necessary that you take in good precaution during your travel to avoid any difficulties in your Trekking of Tsum Valley.  As the Manaslu Tsum valley trek leads to higher altitude range, you need some trustworthy, experienced, qualified and well-equipped people around you. Your safety is assured by the local trek guide and other staffs. 

Since these hikes take you on the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced, qualified and well-equipped leader such that your trek runs safe and successful one. All our guides at Mount Trails are trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certified from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association with experience over many years. So, this is a double assurance for your safety and to make sure that you are in the correct and professionals hand. Thus, you need not worry about anything; we are here only at your service.

Health Issues

Regarding health issues, we are well aware that you are likely to get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up high at faster pace is too harmful and can be fatal as well because of less oxygen. Some general symptoms of AMS are mentioned clearly on this link : http://www.mounttrails.com/altitude-sickness-in-nepal-himalaya.html