Tsum valley Trekking - 17 Days

Tsum valley Trekking

Overview

Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley that is situated in the northern Gorkha. It is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. The local people are of Tibetan origin and speak their own dialect. Being one of the remotest Himalayan valleys, the untouched beauty makes the trek much more pleasant. The valley gives us an amazing view of the landscapes and the mountains like Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal and Boudha Himal. This isolated hidden Shangri-La is just opened to trekkers in 2008. It remains relatively untouched, with ancient villages and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries waiting to be explored. Each day you will walk between 5–8 hours, with the high point of the trek being 4,000m above the largest of the monasteries in the valley, Mu Gompa. You will be accommodated in lodges and traditional ‘home stays’ on this trek, rather than in tents. As the Tsum Valley is much undeveloped but with its unique culture and most hospitable people offers us friendly welcome in the traditional way to their home can be somewhat rudimentary and you can expect to eat similar food to the locals (Dal Bhat, Chapatis, noodle soup). If you are not prepared to ´rough it´ a little bit, then this trek is probably not the one for you!

Tsum Valley Trekking Permit is very cheap compared to other restricted areas and even cheaper than its sister trekking trail Manaslu Trekking trail. Our ‘Tsum Valley Trekking Itinerary’  can be personalized as per your needs that suits your time frame. The best Season for Tsum Valley Trekking is Spring and autumn.

Trip Highlights

  • Exploration of the Tibetan culture and lifestyle
  • Witness the views of Himalchuli, Manaslu, Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal
  • Wildlife animals like blue sheep and Himalayan thar
  • Trekking through the sub tropical forests at lower elevations, to the himalayan foothills

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive at Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

Our representative will meet at the arrival gate with a signboard for Mandala Holidays. Then you will be escorted to your selected hotel. The rest of the day can be spent at leisure. Overnight at Hotel

Day 2
Sightseeing of cultural UNESCO world heritage sites around Kathmandu

Today is the auspicious day of our tour. We visit some of the cultural UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu valley. Swayambhu, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudha and Pashupatinath would be our touring destinations today. These heritages are the live reflector of the religious integrity and architectural wealth of Nepal. After the time you will get brief about the tour. Overnight at Hotel

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (6,00m) Duration: 6-7 hours

Today our journey begins with a 6 to 7-hour bus trip from Kathmandu to Gorkha by bus or car with a stop for lunch. We will stay overnight at Arughat.

Day 4
Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola (7,00m) Duration: 3-4 hours

Today we have a 3 to 4-hour trek from Arughat to Soti Khola. Prior to the earthquake of 2015, you could take a bus to Soti Khola. This may still be possible but will depend on road conditions. Tonight we will stay in Soti Khola.

Day 5
Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (8,70 m ) Duration: 5-6 hours

Today we have a 5 to 6 hours trek ahead of us, at first following a mule track up a steep hill before descending to Lapubesi (880m) and then continuing to Nauli Khola (river) and cross a long suspension bridge across the river. The trail continues to Buri Gandaki River and Machha Khola (900m) where we will stay the night.

Day 6
Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (2,340 m ) Duration: 6-7 hours

Ahead of us today is a 6 to 7-hour trek following the river to the original route follows by the river to Khorla Besi and the therapeutic hot springs at Tatopani (930m). After leaving Tatopani we follow the trail along the east bank of the continuing on the eastern bank of the Buri Gandaki to reach Doban, Thulo Dunga, and Yara Bagar (1370m). The trail frequently crosses back and forth over the river on suspension bridges before entering the main entrance to the Manaslu Conservation Area and finally Jagat (1410m). At this point, the office will check our area permits. Overnight at Jagat

Day 7
Trek from Jagat to Chisapani (1,660m ) Duration: 5-6 hours

Today our trek begins with a climb over a ridge to Salleri, descending to Sirdibas and then on to Ghatta Khola. We will then climb tp the Gurung village of Philim which where Japanese NGOs constructed a school and police station. As we continue through a forest we eventually reach Chisapani where we stay the night.

Day 8
Trek from Chisapani to Chumling (2,386m ) Duration: 6-7 hours

After leaving the small village of Ekle Bhatti we cross the gorge passing a waterfall before descending to the Tsum valley. The trail takes us through a rhododendrons forest after which we head to Lokpa Pass where have spectacular views of Mt.Himalchuli (7893m) and the Boudha Himal. from Lokpa. We then head down to Lungwa Khola before reaching Gumlung after which we cross the Siyar Khola until we reach Chumling where we will visit the Chumling Gompa. We stay the night at Chumling.

Day 9
Trek from Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010 m ) Duration: 4-5 hours

Today we start by crossing a suspension bridge where we have amazing views of the Ganesh Himal. The trail continues and takes us past Rainjam and across Seru Khola before arriving at Gho Village. After a total of 5 to 5 hours of trekking, we reach Chokhangparo. A village from where we have views of Himalchuli (7893m) and Ganesh Himal (7140m). We stay here tonight

Day 10
Trek from Chokhangparo to Nile (3361m) Duration: 5-6 hours

Today’s trek of 5 to 6 hours follows the trail to Rachen Gompa and the Shir Khola (river). After leaving the river we pass by Phurbe and Pangdun villages before arriving at the Nile where we stay the night

Day 11
Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa (3700 m) Duration: 3 hours

The trail today takes us close to the Tibetan border as we walk through the valley. We continue and climb up to the Dhepu Doma Gompa (monastery) and then on to today’s destination Mu Gompa where we stay the night.

Day 12
Hike to Ganesh Himal Base camp and back to Mu Gomba (4,200m) Duration: 7-8 hours

Today’s 7 to 8-hour trek takes us up to Ganesh Himal Base Camp where we have fantastic views of the giant Ganesh Himal massif. We then head back to Mu Gompa for the night

Day 13
Trek from Mugumpa to Chumling (2,386m) Duration: 5-6 hours

Today we trek for 5 to 6 hours through greener countryside and descend to Chumling through the lower Tsum Valley. We spend the night at Chumling.

Day 14
Trek from Chumling to Philim (1,570m) Duration: 6-7 hours

The trail today heads in the direction of Lokpa and passes the beautiful Samba Falls. After 6 to 7 hours, we reach today’s destination Philim Village where we will stay the night.

Day 15
Trek from Philim to Soti Khola (7,00m) Duration: 6-7 hours

Today we follow the trail along the ridge to the Budhi Gandaki River and on to Labubesi until we reach Soti Khola, where we stay the night.

Day 16
Drive from Soti Khola to Kathmandu (1,350m) Duration: 7-8 hours

Our final day of the trek descends past another stunning waterfall and on to Arkhet Khola which is the end of the Budhi Gandaki Valley. We pass through the villages of Sante Bazaar and Malta. The last leg of our trek takes us past the hydroelectric power plant and then we reach Arughat where we will rest for a while before taking the bus back to Kathmandu – a 3-hour road trip. Upon reaching Kathmandu you will be escorted to your Hotel. In the evening our office representative will come to pick you at your hotel for your Farewell Gala Dinner at a Nepali Restaurant.

Day 17
Final Departue from Kathmandu

Our office representative will escort you to Tribhuvan International Airport for your International Departure. If you prefer to stay longer, you can go for short tours such as jungle safari at National parks, rafting, mountain biking etc.

Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Arrival and Departure Airport transfers
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley
  • Sightseeing Transfers by private vehicle
  • Entry fee to monumental sites
  • English speaking professional Tour guide
  • Trek Transfer Kathmandu – Arughat – Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • 3-nights accommodation in Kathmandu on BB Basis
  • English speaking professional Trek guide
  • 13-nights accommodation in Tea House during the trek AP Basis
  • Farewell Gala Dinner
  • First Aid Kit
  • Manaslu, Annapurna Permit fee and TIMS card
  • Salary, Insurance of Trek Guide
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and Company Service Charge

Exclusions

  • Nepal entry Visa Cost
  • Lunch and Dinner during stay in Kathmandu
  • Trekking Gears and Equipment
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue (It is necessary in case of emergency)
  • Extended Stay due to any natural disaster
  • Anything not included in inclusions

Gears List

TREKKING GEAR

1. Ruck sack bag with rain cover. 

2. Day Pack Bag – Recommended for treks with summit day

3. Head Torch with spare batteries. 

4. U V protection sunglasses. 

5. Water Bottles: 2 bottles of 1 liter each

FOOTWEAR

1. Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes 

2. Pair of lightweight Slipper/Sandals 

CLOTHING

1. Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants. 

2. Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 

3. Pair of thick woolen socks. 1 pair for every two days of trekking

4. Thermal Body warmer Upper & Lower. 

5. Undergarments. Qty – 1 for every day of trekking

6. Warm jacket closed at wrist & neck.

7. Full sleeves sweater. 

8. Rainwear ( Jacket & Pants ).

9. Pair of waterproof, warm gloves. 

10. Woolen cap. 

11. Sun shielding Hat. 

TOILETRIES

1. Personal toiletries kit (Small Towel, Toilet paper, paper soap, Bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream, etc.)

2. Sun screen lotion small pack. 

3. Lip Balm small pack. Qty-1

MISCELLANEOUS

1. Camera (Optional) 

2. Carry your medicines in plenty in case you have any specific ailment. Consult your doctor before joining the trek.

3. Dry fruits, Nuts, Chocolate bars (Optional

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Tsum valley Trekking

Trip facts

  • Bus/Jeep
  • Min 2 pax
  • 4200 m
  • Tea House
  • Sep - Nov & Mar-May
  • Tea House Trek
  • Manaslu, Annapurna Conservation fee & TIMS card
  • Moderate