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Tsum Valley Trek

18 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley
  • Opened to foreigners only since 1992
  • Shangri-La land of Nepal in the lap of mountain
  • Region less exposed in compared to other areas

Tsum Valley Trek is an off-beaten trekking experience in the base of Manaslu Mountain. Tread through the hidden Tsum Valley and explore its remote villages. Located to the north of Gorkha, Tsum Valley Trekking route takes us through Budhi Gandaki River and colorful rhododendron forest to hot springs in Tatopani. We will enter the inner core of Tsum Valley from Chhokangparo and our journey continues through scenic path lined with chortens and Mani walls. There; This Shangrila land of Nepal nestles peacefully in the lap of Buddha Mountain, Himal Chuli Mountain, Ganesh Mountain and Sringi Mountain. Manaslu means the spirit Mountain and this mountain is the spirit deity of the Tsumbas (locals). Animal sacrifice is strictly prohibited in Tsum Valley.

Tsum Valley: Once restricted, trekking in Tsum Valley was opened for foreigners only since 1992 and is still under the controlled area. According to the locals, settlements were established by Guru Rinpoche in sacred beyuls or valleys of Himalayas including Tsum during 8th century. These settlements provided much needed refuge to Tibetans who flee during time of war to avoid famine and draught. Tsum is one of the best preserved valleys so far and Polyandry is still prevalent in villages of Tsum Valley. This is a moderately strenuous trek that progresses through route at low altitude reaching maximum height at Rachen Gompa (3240m). Therefore; Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are best season for Tsum Valley Trek.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Airport [1,350m/4,430ft] and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat [570m/1,870ft], 7-8 hours
Day 3: Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola [700m/2,296ft], 5-6 hours
Day 4: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola [870m/2,952ft], 6-7 hours
Day 5: Trek from Machha Khola to Dhoban [1,000m/3,280ft], 4-5 hours
Day 6: Trek from Dhoban to Philim [1,570m/5,150ft], 6-7 hours
Day 7: Trek from Philim to Chumling [2,386m/7,827ft], 5-6 hours
Day 8: Trek from Chumling to Chokang Paro [3,010m/9,903ft], 7-8 hours
Day 9: Trek to Nile [3,360m/11,021ft] and and visit Rachen Gompa [3,240m/10,630ft] on the way – 4-5 hours
Day 10: Trek from Rachen Gompa to Mu Gompa [3,700m/12,136ft], 2-3 hours
Day 11: Explore Mu Gompa and surrounding area [3,700m/12,136ft]
Day 12: Trek from Mu Gompa to Lama Gaun [3,200m/10,500ft], 5-6 hours
Day 13: Trek from Lama Village to Lokpa [2,240m/7,350ft], 6-7 hours
Day 14: Trek from Lokpa to Jagat [1,410m/4,625ft], 5-6 hours
Day 15: Trek from Jagat to Machha Khola [870m/2,952ft], 5-6 hours
Day 16: Trek from Machha Khola to Arughat [535m/1755ft], 6-7 hours
Day 17: Drive from Arughat to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft], 7-8 hours
Day 18: International Departure

Special Note:
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Price Details For Trip

  • The cost of this trek depends on the group size.
  • The can be different numbers of Guide and Porters.
  • The cost depends on request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • The cost depends on Mode of transportation (Private jeep or Public bus)
  • Please contact us for up to Date, Cost and the Duration.

Cost Inclusion

  • Kathmandu Airport Pickup/drop on Arrival/departure.
  • Accommodation at hotel including breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • Both-way transportation between Kathmandu and Arughat.
  • All standard meals (B, L, D) with tea, coffe during the trek.
  • Accommodations at best cozy lodges(Generally twin Sharing room)
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water.
  • Tsum Valley special permit and Conservation Area Permit fee.
  • An experienced, expert, helpful and friendly Guide.
  • 1:4 assistant guide to client ratio during trek.
  • Full support crew with 1 porter for every 2 trekkers.
  • Staff wages, equipment, insurance and allowances.
  • Trekking map of this route for groups.
  • All government, local taxes, and official expenses.
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with high-altitude medicine.
  • Arranging rescue operations in case of complicated health conditions (funded by travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • International Airfare and Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. (“Except farewell dinner" in Kathmandu)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on the trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason).
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, hot & cold water, cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porter, etc
  • Personal clothing and trekking gear.
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs for involved trekking staff.
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses, which are not listed in "What is included" above will be counted as excludes.

Equipment checklist for the trek

The gears listed below is recommended for the trek. We encourage you to get all the equipment listed below for the trip and please make sure you check out and try each equipment. You can also buy or rent in Kathmandu as there are many trekking shops that have gear ranging from branded to local.

Clothing and footwear:
— Long-sleeved shirts
— Trekking Shirts
— Trekking Trousers
— Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
— Waterproof jackets and trousers
— Thermal
— Inner wears
— Undergarments
— Warm socks
— Cap/Hat to protect from the sun during the trek
— Woollen Hat, Warm gloves, Balaclava sand Bandana/Scarf
— Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.
— Trekking shoes (Preferably Goretex and full to support your ankle)
— Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
— Daypack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jacket and others that you may require while trekking)

— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and Visa
— Travel Insurance covering medication evacuation
— Flight tickets
— Credit cards for emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.
(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

— Headlamps with extra batteries
— Sunglasses with UV protection
— Camera with charger or spare batteries
— A pair of trekking poles
— Water bottles (1) litre
— Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
— Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
— Padlock
— Binoculars
— Reading materials, notebooks and pens

Toiletries and hygiene:
— Quick-drying towel
— Small face towel
— Toothbrush &Toothpaste
— Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
— Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
— Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
— Hygiene products
— Basic first aid kit

— Down Jacket
— Sleeping bag with liner
— Duffel/Kit Bag

Trip Map

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Tsum Valley Trek

Trip Facts

  • 18 Days
  • Moderate
  • 3,709m/12,168ft.
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Teahouse/Lodges
  • 2 Person

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