Tsum Valley Trek
- Trip Info
Tsum Valley Trekking is a new adventurous trekking route that lies northwest of Kathmandu on the base of Mount Manaslu. Tsum valley meaning bright and glowing is enriched with Buddhist cultural and heritage aspect.
Tsum valley is an unexplored valley inhabited by Gurung Community that mostly follows the Tibetan Buddhism. Tsum valley comes under the restricted area of Nepal being bordered with China. So, trekking in Tsum valley requires special trekking permit which we will provide to all our clients. The major attraction of the Tsum valley trek is the upper part of the Tsum valley which is wilderness and rich in own customs and cultures. The sacred valley has high religious important as it consists of age old monasteries, Mani wheels, flyers and Chorterns. The welcome drink Tibetan tea and local meal give you the amazing taste of a remote area of the Himalayas along the hospitality of local people.
Tsum valley trekking is getting popularity day by day. The trekking routes are developing and tea houses are built on the major places thus it is more comfortable and easy to trek in Tsum valley than earlier.
Trekking duration: 19 days
Starts from: Kathmandu
Ends in: Kathmandu
Grade: Moderate grade trek
Maximum altitude: Dhephyudonma Gompa (4060 m)
Culture: Gurung, Chhetri and Tibetan Culture
Mode of Trip: Camping Trekking or Tea House.
Himalayan sights: Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna Himalaya range, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Fishtail, Hiunchuli & Lamjung Himal.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu airport, you will greeted by our representative and transfer to hotel, overnight stay in hotel.
Day 2: Drive 8 to 9 hours from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar and stay in a guest house.
Day 3: Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola, takes about 6-7 hrs
Day 4: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola, takes about 6-7 Hrs
Day 5: Trek from Machha Khola to Doban, takes about 6-7 hrs
Day 6: Trek from Doban to Philim, takes about 6 hrs
Day 7: Trek from Philim to Chumling (Lower Tsum), takes about 7 hrs
Day 8: Trek from Chumling to Chhokangparo (Upper Tsum), takes about 5-6 hrs
Day 9: Trek from Chhokangparo to Nile/Chhule, visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave on the way, takes about 6-7 hrs
Day 10: Trek from Nile/Chhule to Mu Gompa (3700 m), visit Dhephyudonma Gompa (4060 m) , takes about 4 hrs
Day 11: Extra day for excursion
Day 12: Trek from Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa, visit Gonhgye Gompa (Nyigma-pa Buddhist sect) (5 hrs)
Day 13: Trek from Rachen Gompa to Dumje, takes about 6-7 hrs walking
Day 14: Trek from Dumje to Philim (cross Ripchet), takes about 6-7 hrs
Day 15: Trek from Philim to Tatopani, takes about 6-7 hrs
Day 16: Trek from Tatopani to Soti Khola, takes about 6-7 hrs
Day 17: Trek from Soti Khola to Arughat Bazar, takes about 6-7 hrs
Day 18: Drive from Arughat Bazar to Kathmandu, takes about 8-9 hrs. In the evening fairewell dinner in Nepali restaurant
Day 19: Transfer to airport for final departure to your destination
Note:[The suggested itinerary is just a guideline and standard pattern. If the itinerary couldn’t meet your needs and not suitable for your time; you can customize it. Please let us know about your requirements, we will provide you detail information and plan according to your interest.The trip cost depends on the services you choose - Deluxe, Standard, Budget and Group size.]
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3 night hotel in Kathmandu
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (necessary porters) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
- Tsum Valley special permits
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- Airport departure tax
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
- Tips for guides and porters
If you are traveling alone and request for solo trekking, you will be asked to pay the full single supplement noted on the trip itinerary. If you wish to share accommodations, we will assign you a roommate if one is available. If a roommate cannot be found, you will be asked to pay a reduced single fee which is half of the full single supplement. Please be advised that there are a limited number of single rooms available.
Everest Base Camp trek is rated as Strenuous. This trekking demands physical and mental preparation. Trekker should have good health and active. The trekking trail is up and down, so many ascend and descend have to face during your trekking. However no technical climbing or other special abilities are required. We expect participants to be strong, experienced hikers in good physical condition. Gear and supplies will be carried by porters or yaks, leaving members free to carry only a daypack. Altitude sickness problem arise during trekking, so each participants must take care of their health and always communicate with trekking guide if any syndrome arise.
The spring and autumn are considered as best trekking season for Everest region. The temperature is relatively warm in day and the rhododendron forest is spectacular with colorful views. The vision is clear in the morning but the sky might be hazy. From the late September autumn season starts. The sky will be clear and weather is very good.
Meals and Accommodation
All Meals and accommodation during trekking will be provided by our company. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (three times meals) will be provided on local lodge/teahouse. For night accommodation best available teahouse will be provided on the place you plan to stay overnight. In Kathmandu, only breakfast will be provided with hotel accommodation. Dinner and Lunch be extra and you have to manage yourself.
Travel Insurance is compulsory before you start your trekking. Make sure to have both medical and evacuation insurance.