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Tsum Valley Trekking

Best Price
Duration
19 days
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Private car/ van/Local bus
Best Season
March to may/September to November
Accomodation
Teahouse
Meals
B/L/D
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Highlights

    • The trek heading to lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional Nepali villages provides an immersive experience of the region's natural beauty.
    • During the trek, you can visit ancient monasteries, Chortens, and mani walls, providing a glimpse into the region's rich cultural heritage.
    • The Tsum Valley is home to diverse flora and fauna, rare and endangered species, snow leopards, Himalayan tahr, and red pandas. 
    • The stunning scenery, unique culture, and remote location make it a truly rewarding experience for those up for the challenge.

Overview

Overview

Tsum Valley trekking is a unique and adventurous journey in northern Nepal. Tsum Valley, also known as "Hidden Valley," is situated in the lap of the majestic Himalayas near the border of Tibet. The valley is surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges, which include the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal. Tsum Valley trekking offers a chance to explore the region's rich culture, stunning scenery, and diverse flora.
Tsum Valley Trekking is a beautiful journey that takes you through Nepal's remote, hidden valleys of the Himalayas. Located in the Manaslu region, Tsum Valley is one of Nepal's lesser-known trekking destinations. It is the perfect option for travelers seeking a unique and off-the-beaten-path experience.
The first-day journey starts with a drive from Kathmandu to  Machhakhola, Where you will start your hike. The trail takes you through beautiful landscapes, including lush green forests, cascading waterfalls, and terraced fields of rice and maize. As you trek higher, you'll be greeted with stunning views of the snow-capped Himalayas, including Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Sringi Himal.
One of the unique aspects of Tsum Valley Trekking is the opportunity to experience the culture and lifestyle of the local people. The Tsumba people live in Tsum Valley and have their language. Distinct culture and traditions. They are known for their hospitality and warm welcomes, and you'll have the chance to interact with them during your trek. The area is filled with old monasteries and Chortens, including the Milarepa's cave, a famous pilgrimage site for Buddhists.
The trek pass by many small villages and settlements, providing a glimpse into the daily lives of the local people. The accommodation options in Tsum Valley are mostly tea houses, which provide basic amenities and a warm bed to rest after a long day of trekking. The food in the tea houses is also a highlight, with local Nepali cuisine and traditional Tibetan dishes on the menu.
Tsum Valley Trekking is a moderately strenuous trek, and it's essential to have a reasonable level of fitness and endurance. The walk reaches a maximum altitude of 4,020 meters at Mu Gompa, and it's important to acclimatize properly to prevent altitude sickness.
In conclusion, Tsum Valley Trekking is a unique and rewarding experience for travelers looking to explore the beauty and culture of Nepal's remote Himalayan region. The amazing landscapes, rich culture, and warm hospitality of the locals make Tsum Valley Trekking an unforgettable journey.

Trip Itinerary

Your trip day starts today when you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at the fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.

We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight of history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having the history over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour to medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight about ethnic Newari culture, Budhhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skill of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important center of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is nice Circular Square with the stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.

Today is a long driving day to the starting point of the trek, Arughat, to the west of Kathmandu. The drive that starts after breakfast will take about 8 hours to reach Arughat, a small but beautiful town situated on the banks of River Budhi Gandaki. Stay overnight.

The first day of the trek today starts after breakfast leading through farmland, hydro power station, and forested area to go to Soti Khola, today’s destination. It will take you about 6 hours to reach Soti Khola traversing the uphill and downhill trail in the beautiful Budhi Gandaki valley. You will walk through various towns and villages like Mangaltar, Shanti bazaar, Arkhet Bazaar, Kuirepani etc to reach Soti Khola to stay overnight today.

The very first section of the walk today goes uphill on the ridge above Budhi Gandaki river. You will walk past beautiful waterfalls along the uphill trail. The second section of the walk today descends and goes past through rice paddy field and to the village of Labubesi, a beautiful settlement of ethnic Gurung people. After a walk of about 7 hours, you reach Machha Khola to stay overnight.

You will walk to Jagat today after breakfast. The walk today involves lots of uphill and downhill ridge walking and takes you past a natural hot spring. You will walk on the well paved steps, cross suspension bridge over a river, climb up and go down several times to reach Jagat eventually. You will gain a good level of elevation today. Stay overnight at Jagat.

The walk today goes past various beautiful places like Sirdibas, Ghatta Khola, Philim and eventually to Chisapani where you will spend the night today. The walk normally will involve going uphill and downhill as always and will take you about 5 hours to reach Chisapani. You will go lower on the elevation level today that yesterday. Stay overnight at Chisapani.

You will walk to Chumling today. You will be walking through pine and rhododendron forests as you traverse the uphill and downhill trail. You will also have some beautiful views of Himalayan peaks of Himalchuli, Boudha Himal when you reach the village of Lokpa. You walk even further down and go up again through forested area. After walking for about 7 hours you will reach Chumling today to stay overnight.

Walk to Chokhangparo today enjoying the spectacular view of Ganesh Himal. You will walk through beautiful places of Rainjam, Gho village, Tsum and finally to Chokhangparo to stay overnight there. It will take you about 5 hours to reach there.

You will walk past Lamagaun, Rachen Gumba, on the uphill trail today on the very first section of the walk. A 6 hours walk will take you to the village of Nile through the villages of Lar, Phurbe, Pangdun, and Chhule. Stay overnight at Nile.

Walk for 3 hours to reach Mu Gompa which is close to Tibetan border. Visit the monasteries and spend overnight there.

One extra day at Mu Gompa to explore the area. Visit the monastery, Mu Gompa, and the surrounding. Stay overnight there.

Walk to Burgi today via Chhula and Phurbe. Once you reach Burgi village, visit the cave of a famous Tibetan Saint, Milarepa. You can enjoy an incredible view of the Himalayas from there. Stay overnight at Burgi village.


Trek back down to Chumling. A 6 hours walk takes you to Chumling to stay overnight there.

A long day trek of about 7 hours takes you back to Philim today. Stay overnight there.

Walk to Khorlabesi today after breakfast. Trek past the beautiful village Jagat and past hot spring. Reach Khorlabesi after about 7 hours’ walk and stay overnight there.

Trek back to Soti Khola via Machha Khola, Labu Besi and Khursane. Stay overnight at Soti Khola.

Trek back to Arughat for 4 hours and drive back to Kathmandu.

You will be transferred to airport as per your flight schedule. We will pick you up from the hotel three hours prior to your flight time.

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Tsum Valley Trekking

Includes

    • Airport pick up and transfer to hotel
    • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara at 3-star category with breakfast.
    • A day of Kathmandu sightseeing with an English/ any other foreign language city guide.
    • Land transportation Kathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit, and TIMS cards
    • An experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide
    • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons, one porter carries 25 KG.)
    • Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation, transportation of our trekking crew
    • Tea House accommodation on a twin or multi-sharing basis during the trek
    • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges)
    • Farewell dinner with culture show.

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal entry visa and domestic airport tax
    • Your Travel/Medical insurance
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Hot shower while on trek
    • Single supplements in hotels except for solo trekking service
    • Bar bills and laundry
    • Optional trips not specified in the itinerary
    • Tipping to guide and porter
    • Battery Charges( Available during trek with Extra cost)
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Drinks (including tea) and Bar Bill (beverage)
    • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency
    • Donations to the local organization

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Equipment List

Clothing:
  • Lightweight, moisture-wicking base layers
  • Insulating layers (fleece or down jacket)
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Waterproof and breathable pants
  • Trekking pants (convertible to shorts are convenient)
  • Quick-drying T-shirts
  • Thermal socks
  • Waterproof and insulated gloves
  • Warm hat and sun hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
Footwear:
  • Comfortable, broken-in trekking boots
  • Gaiters (optional but can be useful in snow or rain)
Backpack:
  • Large backpack (50-70 liters) for carrying personal gear
  • Daypack (20-30 liters) for daily essentials during trekking
Sleeping Gear:
  • Sleeping bag suitable for low temperatures (rated for at least -10°C or lower)
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional for added warmth and hygiene)

Trekking Gear:
  • Trekking poles for stability
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • Refillable water bottles or a hydration system
  • Duct tape or repair kit for gear
Health and Hygiene:
  • First aid kit with basic medications (consult with a healthcare professional)
  • Personal medications and prescriptions
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Sunscreen with high SPF
  • Lip balm with UV protection
  • Personal hygiene items
Electronics:
  • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories
  • Power bank and charging cables
  • Travel adapter for electrical outlets
Climbing Gear (if attempting higher peaks):
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Harness
  • Helmet
Documents and Permits:
  • Passport and necessary permits
  • Travel insurance
  • Passport-sized photos
Miscellaneous:
  • Snacks and energy bars
  • Trekking map and guidebook
  • Whistle
  • Multi-tool or knife
  • Cash (local currency) and credit cards
  • Lightweight and compact daypack for exploring around base camps

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