Grade

Adventurous

Group Size

1-15(Customize your Trip on Request)

Destination

Kathmandu, Nepal

Max Altitude

3,700 m (12,136 ft.)

Meals

Full Board During Trek

Accommodation

3-star & Tea House

Trip Style

Lodge Trek

Activity

Sightseeing and Trekking

$1,555

*All Price are in USD*

Tsum Valley Trek – Trip Overview

The Tsum Valley, located north of Manaslu, is a restricted area until 2008. Hiking routes and trails were discovered not so long ago, which made the area primitive, undiscovered and worth visiting. The Tsum Valley Trekking was once part of Tibet. This is the reason why religion, art, lifestyle, monasteries and prayer flags are all Tibetan culture. This valley is completely different from all hiking routes because people can find changes not only in terms of lifestyle and culture, but also in terms of vegetation, geography and landscape of Manaslu Region. During the Tsum Valley trek, hikers can change slowly in subtropical areas in semi-arid areas, climate change and climatic changes.

The visit to the Tsum Valley begins with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu and the next day goes to Sotikhola. Sotikhola will be the starting point for our trip. Along the way, we witnessed beautiful rhododendron forests, pine forests, coniferous forests and several waterfalls along the way. The landscape of the Himalayas is hidden throughout the journey and is being sought again and again. We also visited the monastery of Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompaetc. Explore the Tibetan culture and traditions. Some of the mountains that can be seen on foot are the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Boudha Himal mountains. The area is less exposed, so it is an area that is not suitable for tourism, which makes the road unbeaten. Gompas has not been explored and the story is unknown.

Tsum Valley Trek – Trip Profile

  • Sightseeing around the UNESCO world heritage sites
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola
  • Explore the Tibetan arid region
  • Explore the Buddhist Monasteries and Gompas throughout the trails
  • Witness the waterfalls along the way
  • Picturesque views of the Himalayas
  • Visit Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa, Milarepa cave etc.
  • Discover the Tibetan and Buddhist lifestyle, culture, art, religion and many more.

Tsum Valley Trek – Outline Itinerary:

Day 01 –Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 02 – Guided Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 03 –Drive to Sotikhola (700 m) – 7 to 8 hours by jeep. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 04 –Trek from Sotikhola to Machha Khola (869 m) – 6-7 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 05 –Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1,340) – 6-7 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 06 –Trek from Jagat to Lokpa (2,240 m) –5-6 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 07 –Trek from Lokpa to Chumling (2,386 m) – 6-7 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 08 –Trek from Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,031 m) – 4-5 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 09 –Trek from Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361 m) – 5-6 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 10 –Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m) – 5-6 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse or Gompa.

Day 11 –Rest Day in Mu Gompa (3,700 m). Overnight at a Guesthouse or Gompa.

Day 12 –Trek from Mu Gompa to Burgi village (3,245 m) via Milarepa cave – 5 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 13 –Trek from Burgi village to Chumling (2,386 m) – 5-6 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 14 –Trek from Chumling to Philim (1,700 m) – 6-7 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 15 –Trek from Philim to Khorlabesi (930 m) – 6-7 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 16 –Trek from Khorlabesi to Sotikhola (730 m) – 6 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 17 –Drive to Kathmandu (1,300 m) by jeep – 7 to 8 Hours and farewell dinner. Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 18 –Transfer to International Airport for Final Departure

Accommodations

We will be staying at 3-star hotels in Pokhara and Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. And Single supplement will be served on request and will have an additional cost. We will have rooms with attached washrooms in most parts of the trek but according to place it can be afforded. In higher elevations, single rooms are not available like in Kathmandu and the lower elevation regions but Himalayan Adventure Nepal will do our best for your happiness.

Meals

All meals will be served during hiking, while Kathmandu only offers breakfast. The hotel will also offer welcome and farewell dinner. The most common dishes on most menus are Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian and the most common Continental.

Can I accomplish this trek?

The Tsum Valley Trek is a Challenging which is a moderate and suitable for trekkers who can walk at least 6-7 hours a day with a light backpack. You do not have any technical skill except your perfect physical health.  To accomplish this trek you need to have basic good health However, it is always best to start jogging and exercising regularly at least a month before commencing the actual trek. If you have any disease please kindly inform to Himalayan Adventure Nepal.

Best Time to Travel

Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for this trek. If you have some other time than this we can customize and make the trip viable.

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. If you have some query please directly call us at any time. Your happiness is our success. info@himalayanadventurenepal.com

  • Location
  • Days
    18
  • Nights
    17
  • Group Size
    1-15(Customize your Trip on Request)
  • Destination
    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Max Altitude
    3,700 m (12,136 ft.)
  • Meals
    Full Board During Trek
  • Accommodation
    3-star & Tea House
  • Trip Style
    Lodge Trek
  • Activity
    Sightseeing and Trekking
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      Day 1
      Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.
      Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu. S/he will be displaying Himalayan Adventure Nepal signboard outside the airport terminal. You will then be received and transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at a Hotel. No meals included.
      Day 2
      Guided Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
      After a hearty breakfast, at 8.30 am your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today we will visit some heritages listed below: Pashupatinath Temple: Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Though you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus only, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. It is a square two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth which is famous all over the world. Boudhanath Stupa: Boudhananath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. It was built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels. Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area for trekking essentials. Overnight at a Hotel. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
      Day 3
      Drive to Sotikhola (710 m) – 7 to 8 hours by jeep.
      After the morning breakfast we leave for Sotikhola, the starting point of our trek. From Kathmandu to Dhading Besi is a 3-hour comfortable drive after which will be a 5-hour bumpy and winding dirt road to Sotikhola. The total drive for the day will approximately be 8 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
      Day 4
      Trek from Sotikhola to Machha Khola (900 m) – 6-7 Hours.
      Today we start walking to Machha Khola. The trail is full of ups and downs and goes through narrow and rocky terrain. We come across many beautiful waterfalls. Before reaching Machha Khola, we pass through Labubesi village which is a Gurung community. After walking for almost 6 hours, we arrive at our destination for the day which is Machha khola (River). Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
      Day5
      Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1,410) – 6-7 Hours.
      After crossing Machha River and Khorla besi, there is a hot spring called Tatopani. The trail follows a forest reaching Dovan, below which flows the massive Budi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
      Day 6
      Trek from Jagat to Lokpa (2,240 m) –5-6 Hours.
      The early morning trek makes us climb through a rocky ridge up to Salleri from where we descend down towards Sirdibas. The valley widens as the trail takes us to Ghatta khola and then upstream towards the Gurung village, Philim. Walking towards the northern direction through the forest, we reach Chisopani. Leaving Chisopani, we cross the gorge and walk for around half an hour only to arrive at the beautiful waterfall. We then walk into the pine and rhododendron forests, descend down the trail towards Tsum Valley to Lokpa. Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
      Day 7
      Trek from Lokpa to Chumling (2,386 m) – 6-7 Hours.
      Today is a tough day as the altitude increases and the trail is mostly an ascent too.  The panoramic views of the Himalayas hides and seeks time and again throughout the trail. We walk down beautiful villages of Lungwa Khola and then ascend through pine forests to Gumlung.  After crossing the Siyar Khola, we finally reach Chumling, the lower Tsum valley, famous for Chumling Gompa and the stone paved streets of the village. Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
      Day8
      Trek from Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,031 m) – 4-5 Hours
      The trek starts with crossing the suspension bridge today. We walk on the other side and enjoying the views of Ganesh Himal walk towards Rainjam towards Serpu Khola. We cross one more bridge and head towards a village named Gho. We walk further 2 hours to finally walk to the upper Tsum valley and reach Chokhangparo. Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
      Day 9
      Trek from Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361 m) – 5-6 Hours.
      Today there is a strong rise in altitude and the ascent in the trail too. We walk past Lamagaon crossing suspension bridge towards Rachen Gompa, also known as Nunnery Gompa. After making a visit to the Gompa we return back on the trail. We pass through Shiar Khola, Lar, Phurbe and Pangdun village, many Buddhist monasteries, cross the final bridge before reaching Nile. There is a monastery at Chule nearby to Nile which can be visited after resting at Nile. Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
      Day 10
      Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m) – 3-4 Hours.
      The trail today takes us closer to the Tibetan border. We walk through the west bank of the valley through Tibetan landscapes. After walking for around 3 to 4 hours we finally reach Mu Gompa. Overnight at a Guesthouse or Gompa. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
      Day 11
      Rest Day in Mu Gompa (3,700 m).
      Today we spend the day resting and exploring the Mu Gompa, the other Tibetan landscapes and the most remote area of this Tsum valley. Mu Gompa is the largest monastery in the region. After completing the exploration at Mu Gompa, we can also consider walking to the base of the Pika Himal (4,865 m). Overnight at a Guesthouse or Gompa. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
      Day 12
      Trek from Mu Gompa to Burgi village (3,245 m) via Milarepa cave – 5 Hours.
      Today we walk back the trail to Chhule and Phurbe. On the east bank of Shiar Khola, we arrive at Burgi village. This village is small and beautiful. We climb up the Milarepa cave famous for the mesmerizing view of the Kipu Himal, Churke Himal and Poshyop glacier. Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
      Day 13
      Trek from Burgi village to Chumling (2,386 m) – 5-6 Hours.
      We walk back the trail enjoying the dense pine and rhododendron forests, descending down to Chokhangparo and then walking towards the lower Tsum Valley Chumling. Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
      Day 14
      Trek from Chumling to Philim (1,700 m) – 6-7 Hours.
      The walk today will be of 5 to 6 hours. Descending down to Lokpa, enjoying the gorgeous Samba Falls, we finally reach Philim. Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
      Day 15
      Trek from Philim to Khorlabesi (930 m) – 6-7 Hours.
      We walk down towards Sirdibas then to Jagat and further descend to Yaruphant. The Tibetan arid climate can be seen gradually changing over to the subtropical green vegetation. We continue descending down towards Dovan and finally reaching Tatopani. There is a hot water spring at Tatopani, if preferred one can take a dip into it to relax the tired muscles. We further walk down and finally reach Khorlabesi. Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
      Day 16
      Trek from Khorlabesi to Sotikhola (730 m) - 6 Hours
      The trail today is mostly a descent. We walk down the trail, cross suspension bridges, walk back to Machha Khola, walk along the Budhi Gandaki river, pass the Gurung village of Lapubesi, the waterfalls, a village names Khursane, walk across the pine forests, cross the bridge and finally arrive at Sotikhola. Overnight at a Guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
      Day 17
      Drive to Kathmandu (1,300 m) by jeep – 7 to 8 Hours and farewell dinner.
      We will be driving back to Kathmandu in the morning. If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. Overnight at a Hotel. Breakfast and farewell dinner included.
      Day 18
      Transfer to International Airport for Final Departure.
      The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your final flight departure from Nepal. Breakfast included.
      Cost Included
      • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (3 nights).
      • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms (14 nights).
      • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
      • Local English-speaking trekking guide having licensed. An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (6 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
      • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
      • Restected area permit/Manaslu conservation area permit/Annapurna Conservation Area Permit & TIMS.
      • HAN T shirt, bag.
      • Official expenses.
      • Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
      • Day guided city tour
      • Farewell Dinner
      • Public bus ticket to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable
      • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
      • All government and local taxes
       
       
      Cost Not Included
      • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. Except Welcome & Farewell Dinner
      • Travel Insurance (compulsory!), which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
      • International airfare and airport departure tax
      • Nepal entry visa - You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
      • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
      • Personal trekking equipment (click on the Equipment tab).
      • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected).
      • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.
      • Any extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary plan
      • Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control
      • World heritage entrance Fees.
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        Included
        During your trek what the things are included? Does the cost include full board meals and drinking water?  What is the ratio between trekker and porter? What safety back up on trek? Please kindly check the following inclusive and exclusive cost details of trip package:   Cost Includes   Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle.
        • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (2 nights).
        • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms (11 nights).
        • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).
        • Local English-speaking trekking guide having licensed. An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
        • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
        • National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
        • Free HAN T shirt, bag and Hat.
        • Official expenses.
        • Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
        • Day guided city tour with world heritage entrance permit as listed in itinerary.
        • All Domestic flights and airport tax as listed in the itinerary.
        • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable
        • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
        • All government and local taxes
         
         
        Not Included
        • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. Depending on your budget, it may cost about USD 15 to USD 20 per person.
        • Travel Insurance (compulsory!), which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
        • International airfare and airport departure tax
        • Nepal entry visa - You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
        • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
        • Personal trekking equipment (click on the Equipment tab).
        • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected).
        • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.
        • Any extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary plan
        • Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control
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