Tsum Valley Trek
All Inclusive Price:
- 16 Days
- Trip Level:
DemandingBetween Moderate to Strenuous trip at an altitude up to 4,000m with side trips to higher elevations. This is classified as ill-defined trails, away from major settlements. Considered to be harder therefore preparation for fitness and good health conditions are essential.
- Max Altitude:
- 4200 Meter
- Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking
- Best Season:
- March, April, May, September, October and November
Tsum meaning Vivid in the Tibetan language is the hidden gem of Nepal in the Himalayas. Situated in the northern Gorkha, the hidden valley is isolated from modern development and facilities. Far from disturbances in the lap of Himalayas, Tsum valley trek is a blend of Tibetan cultures and majestic panorama of Sringi Himal (7187m), Ganesh Himal (7422m) and Buddha Himal (6672m).Â Â
Being a recently opened trekking route, Tsum valley is not exposed like other trekking destination of Nepal. The 16 days Tsum valley trek starts from the city of temple, Kathmandu and takes you deep into the picturesque village of Soti Khola, Maccha Khola, Jagat, initially following the trail of Manaslu circuit.Â As you trek further from Jagat you will walk past the quaint village of Lokpa, Chumling, Chhokhang Paro, Nile and then to Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa, sacred Buddhist site of the region. As the journey moves ahead the serene beauty of the hills, landscapes, woodlands and the warm hospitality of locals soothe your body and soul, making the trip even more worthwhile. Get an insight on the Tibetan influenced culture, lifestyle and tradition of locals as you stay in tea houses for overnight and walk past Chortens, mani walls and gompas on your way.Â Tsum valley trek is indeed an exhilarating experience in the isolated hidden gem of Nepal in the Himalayas.Â
Be a part of the trek that winds you up to the less commercialized, less modernized and unadulterated scenery of the fascinating Tsum valley. We are here to provide you with optimum satisfaction with our best services.
ITINERARY Expand All Download PDF Brochure
Day 1 Kathmandu arrival
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel room in Kathmandu. In the Evening a short briefing will be done about the trek. With all the trek preparations, get into your bed as you have a long ride the next day.Â
Day 2 Kathmandu (1400m) to SotiKhola (730m) Duration: 7-8 hoursÂ
Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the bus stop in Maxapokhari, from where you will catch a local bus to Arughat. The journey from Kathmandu to Arughat traverses through the highway shops, gushing Trishuli River, highland hills and small villages. Upon your arrival in Arughat, you will be transferred to Soti Khola in a local jeep where you will be spending your night.Â
Day 3 SotiKhola to Maccha Khola (890m) Duration: 6 to 7 hoursÂ
The official trekking journey starts off today, as you hit the trail along the riverbank of Budi Gandaki River via lush green forests. Passing through terraced fields, cascading waterfalls, crossing the suspension bridge you will walk up to the village of Labubesi. Descend your way to sandy river bed towards the village of Maccha Khola enjoying the views of majestic mountains, tropical waterfalls and picturesque village setting.Â
Day 4 Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m) Duration: 6 hoursÂ
Following the course of Budi Gandaki River and crossing the suspension bridge towards Khorlabesi. The views from Khorlabesi will leave you awestruck. The majestic snow-capped Ganesh Himal will welcome you throughout the journey. Today’s trial is almost ascending and descending many ridges simultaneously at times making your way to Thado varyang. From Thado varyang the walk is almost the same, as you cross suspension bridges, climb ridges and walk along the bank making your way to Jagat for overnight. The village offers glorious views of the Siring Himal.Â
Day 5 Jagat to Lokpa (2040m) Duration: 6-7 hoursÂ
After registering the Permit in the checkpoint of Jagat, you enter the restricted area of Manaslu region, Tsum valley. The trail continues with the rocky ridges that pass through bamboo, pine and rhododendron forest until you reach Sirdibas via Salleri. Making your way from Ghatte Khola, cross the suspension bridge and continue your walk towards the Gurung village, Philim. As you pass Ekkle Bhatti the trail gets separated to Tsum valley. The very first village of Tsum Valley, Lokpa welcomes you in the valley with tantalizing views of Manaslu together with Himalchuli.Â
Day 6 Lokpa to Chumling (2386m) Duration: 4-5 hoursÂ
Getting deeper into the valley, today you will trek to another quaint village of Chumling. Descending the trail to Lungwa River and then ascending the trail towards the dense forest of Pine and blossoming rhododendron, you make your way to Gumling, the neighbouring village of Chumling. All along the trek, you will witness the looming ranges of Ganesh Himal, Baudha Himal until you reach the village of Chumling after crossing the Syar Khola. Visit the local monastery and behold the captivating views of Ganesh Himal.Â Â
Â Day 7 Chumling to Chhokangparo (3010m) Duration: 5-6 hoursÂ
With the captivating views of Ganesh Himal in the background, you trek along the Syar Khola. A local monastery in your way will remind you of the Tibetan influences in the area. On ascending from the village of Gho, you finally reach Chhokangparo. The village offers a majestic panorama of the Himalayas on a clear day.Â
Day 8 Chhokangparo to Nile (3361m) Duration: 4-5 hoursÂ
Continuing the journey, today you hit the trail to Nile via Milarepa cave. The cave is sacred in this region, where St. Milarepa meditated and still has his footprints preserved and noticeable in the rocks. Walking past small villages, local school, chortens and lama goan along the flat fields make your way to Rachen Gompa. On crossing Syar Khola, walk past the village of Phurbe, Pangdun, Chule to finally into the Nile after crossing the bridge and climbing to the village.Â Â
Day 9 Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m) Duration: 3-4 hoursÂ
Today you pay a visit to the local monastery, Mu Gompa with an easy hike that passes through the rich landscape of the region. Mu Gompa is the largest monastery of the region established in 1895 AD. The monastery houses 100 monks and does not have any other village settlements. The monastery has rows of chortens, and offers the sights of unsurpassed mountain vistas. Located in the lap of Himalayas, the Dhephu Doma Gompa is the oldest monastery of the Tsum valley and lies 30-40 minutes away from the Mu Gompa. Explore both of the sites and enjoy the serene beauty of Lungdang glacier, yak pastures and the Himalayan ranges.Â
Day 10 Mu Gompa to Burgi River (3245m) Duration: 4-5 hoursÂ
Leaving Mu Gompa behind, today you will walk past the village of Chule and Phurbe. The trek to Burgi village takes about 4 hours and offers an alluring glimpse of Kipu Himal and Churke Himal.Â
Day 11 Burgi to Chumling (2386m) Duration: 5-6 hoursÂ
The trek today is mostly downhill. Enjoy the views as you trek down to Chhokhang Paro and then to the village of Gho. Crossing the bridge over Syarpu Khola you reach the village of Chumling where you will be spending the nightÂ
Day 12 Chumling to Philim (1570m) Duration: 6-7 hoursÂ
Walking along the flat trail, enjoying the views of Samba falls via the village of Lokpa you reach Philim after 6 to 7 hours treks. Enjoy the sights of the village accompanied by the mighty Himalayas.Â
Day 13 Philim to Khorlabesi (970m) Duration: 6-7 hoursÂ
Continuing the downward journey via the village of Jagat and Tatopani you reach the village of Khorlabesi. Descending from Sirdibas to Jagat, you will further walk to Dovan. Hop up into the hot spring bath in Tatopani and let your tired body release the tension in your legs and calves. After the refreshing bath, head your journey via uphill and downhill trail to reach Khorlabesi.Â
Day 14 Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m) Duration: 6-7 hoursÂ
Crossing the Thado Khola, descend down the river to Maccha Khola village and reach the village of Labubesi. From Labubesi you will pass through waterfalls and forests areas until you reach the village of Soti Khola via Khursane village.Â
Day 15 Soti Khola to Kathmandu Duration: 7-8 hoursÂ
Bidding goodbye to the serene beauty of the Manaslu circuit and Tsum valley, you will head to the capital city Kathmandu. Enjoying the views of the countryside, highway shops, tranquil rivers you will finally reach Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel room.Â
Day 16 Departure
Your last day in Nepal is here. We hope you enjoyed our company. You will be transferred to your hotel room 3 hours prior to departure.Â Safe travels!!
WHAT'S INCLUDEDExpand All
TRAVEL INSURANCEProof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers trekking as an activity up to 6000m. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking. We have some suggestions on finding an insurance company on ourÂ Terms of Service Page
EXTRA COSTS AND EXCLUSIONSOur trekking packages are pretty much all inclusive when you arrive in Nepal. Here are additional expenses that you can plan on while trekking:
- For visas pleaseÂ click here.
- Sleeping Bag Rental $20 and Down Jacket $15 if needed.
- All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Kathmandu.
- We suggest a tip for the guide and porter after the trek â€“ Plan on around 10% of the cost of your trek.
- We donâ€™t include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle).
- The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few of the tea houses for between $4 and $6. Charging electronic devices is possible in the tea houses and charging costs between $1 and $3 an hour.
- Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($40/night) and meals in Kathmandu or Lukla for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.
SOLO TRAVELERSWe generally donâ€™t charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request.
CANCELLATION POLICIESWe understand things happen and plans change and will refund your deposit minus a $150 cancellation fee. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.
EQUIPEMENTThe following are what we advise you obtain in the way of equipment and gear before trekking in Nepal, and are meant to keep you mobile and comfortable in a range of expected weather conditions. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper prices, remember Nepal is the home of Mount Everest, there is plenty of choice and our staff can assist you with the necessary arrangements. Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 33lbs/15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking portion of the trip can be checked in the hotelâ€™s storage room for no extra cost. HEAD
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Head torch
- Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
- Fleece jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Down jacket
- Lightweight cotton pants (long)
- Waterproof Pants
- Thin inner socks
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Comfortable Hiking boots
- Sleeping bag rated to â€“ 20Â°C
- Trekking bags/duffel bag
- Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
- Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
- Water bottle or camel bag
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