Tsum valley trek lies almost 110 kilometers northwest to Manaslu Mountains from the capital Kathmandu. Tsum valley is a revered Pilgrimage destination for Buddhist. Since the Ganesh Himal and Sringi Himal, and Boudha Ranges are backdrop beauties of this serene valley, Tsum valley creates world’s one of the few untouched and isolated natural beauties.
Furthermore, majestic tsum valley trek offers an opportunity to explore the beautiful mountains such as Shringi (7,187m), Ngadi Chuli (7,871m), Buddha Himal, Himal Chuli (7,893m), Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal, rich in biodiversity and flora and fauna as well as ancient art – culture. During the hiking journey, mu Gomba, Gumba lungdang are top famous places for side trips. Trek to Tsum valley has rock-strewn trails with artistic chortens and the long line of Buddhist mani walls carved with paintings of deities and inscribed with prayers in their myriads of stone slabs.
Besides that, Tsum valley trekking has tough geographical conditions, there has been very less development so you can still explore the unique cultures centuries old. Tsum valley trekking can be done in any time throughout the year.
Why people choose the Tsum valley Trek?
Tsum valley is soft adventure trek combines with the great scenery of Tallest Manaslu family, beautiful landscapes and Tibetan Buddhism Cultural and Natural heritages starting from 800 m low elevation to 4600 meters with relatively short distances at a more relaxed pace. The trail offers basic accommodation along the trekking routes run by the local inhabitants.
Tsum valley trek highlights and Himalayan Sights
Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,163 meters (26,781 ft), Shringi Himal, Buddha Himal, Lamjung Himal 6931m, Walking up to the borders of Nepal and Tibet, explore the old monasteries, Ethnic group with unique culture, Explore the Tibetan Buddhism and tradition, Mystical flora and faunas.
Tsum valley trek grading
Our mystical trek to Tsum valley is suitable for all age people as we go up to 4200m. It is easy to trek destination of Nepal where you do not need any experience. However, it would be more good to do daily jogging or walking exercise is useful before you depart from your country. Our program has been prepared including the rest day and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On the trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Tsum valley trek route covers
Arughat – Philim – Gumba lungdan – Mu Gomba – Jagat – Sotikhola – Arughat Bazaar
Best season to explore tsum valley trekking
February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and early December.
Tsum valley trekking outline itinerary
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 : Trek preparation day in Kathmandu
Day 03 : Drive to Arughat (640m/2,093 ft), 8 hours
Day 04 : Trek to Soti Khola (775m/2,534 ft) 6 hours.
Day 05 : Trek to Machha Khola (900m/2,943 ft) 5.30 hours.
Day 06 : Trek to Jagat (1340m/4,382 ft) 6 hours.
Day 07 : Jagat to Lokpa (2260m/7,390 ft), 6 hours.
Day 08 : Lokpa to Chumling (2360m/7,717 ft), 7 hours
Day 09 : Trek to Rachen Bompa (3300m/10,791 ft), 6 hours..
Day 10 : Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m/12,099 ft), 5:30 hours.
Day 11 : Exploration day on Mu Gomba.
Day 12 : Trek to Rainjam (2600m.) via Chhule (3347m/10,945 ft), 7 hours.
Day 13 : Trek to Gomba Lungdang (3200m/10,464 ft.), 6 hours
Day 14 : Descend to Ripchet village, 6 hours.
Day 15 : Trek descend to Lokpa (2240m/7,325 ft), 6 hours.
Day 16 : Lokpa to Dobhan (1070m), 7 hours..
Day 17 : Trek descend to Soti Khola (700m), 8 hours.
Day 18 : Drive back to Kathmandu city.
Day 19 : Departure to Kathmandu (TIA AIRPORT)
Tsum valley trek detail itinerary
Our trek to Tsum valley is a classical trek route is designed for World explorers who wish to hike in this trek with relaxing manner itinerary than take a look this travel plan however if this itinerary suits you then email us to request a tailor-made itinerary.
Day 01: Arrived at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.
Day 02: Kathmandu city tour – World heritage sites seeing !.
All aspects of gear and conditions are discussed to make sure you’re fully prepared for the trip. After lunch, we explore this medieval capital. We visit Boudhanath, also known as Little Tibet. Then we visit Pashupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa. And transfer to hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Arughat (640m/2,093 ft), 8 hours
Your trekking staff will come to your Hotel early in the morning at 7.00 am to pick you up; from there we have an 8 hour driving journey to Arughat. From Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi for 3.30 hours is the comfortable drive but from there to Arugat for another 4 hours, we will be driving on a dirt road. Stay overnight at guest house.
Day 04: Trek to Soti Khola (775m/2,534 ft), 6 hours.
Follow the Budhi Gandaki River toward its point of origin. We pass the village of Morder and Simre to reach Arkhat River. After Arkhat we ascend slowly toward Kyoropani. Camp today nears the confluence of Seti River – an ideal place to take a fresh water bath. Stay overnight at guest house.
Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola (900m/2,943 ft), 5.30 hours.
The trail descends slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. Pass the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Labubesi, the trail follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki. Camp tonight at Machha River. Stay overnight at guest house.
Day 06: Trek to Jagat (1340m/4,382 ft), 6 hours.
After crossing Machha River and Khrola besi, there is a hot spring called “Tatopani”. The trail follows forested area after this toward Dovan. Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. At Jagat, there is a police check-post where your trekking permit will be checked. Stay overnight at the guest house..
Day 07: Jagat to Lokpa (2260m/7,390 ft), 6 hours
From Jagat, after descending a long series of stone steps back down to the river, we then climb on wonderful stone steps along a terraced hillside to the small hamlet of Saguleri and Sirdibas, from where we can see the impressive Sringi Himal (7187m). We pass through the charming, villages during the day. Our route continues upstream, and again we have a steep climb to reach Philim. Philim is a nice place to take lunch. Then there are two trails where one crosses a bridge and heads for Manaslu and the trail for Tsum valley heads right and then ascends for a couple of hours to Lokpa (2260m). Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Lokpa to Chumling (2360m/7,717 ft), 7 hours
Today, the trek is easy. Our lunch and stay place is the same place. We take the trail heads down for half an hour before it then ascends steeply up. We then have a half hour descent to the riverside and cross the beautiful wooden bridge, before the final ascent of up to an hour to Chumling. They have a primary level school, a small clinic, with great views of the Ganesh Himal range. We are now in an area of Tibetan culture where they import goods from Tibet.
Day 09: Trek to Rachen Bompa (3300m/10,791 ft), 6 hours.
This is a tough and long day of walking but the scenic views of the valley amply compensate for the long walk. Chhokangparo is located at an altitude of 3010m above sea level is situated on flat land and consists of 2 settlements, Chhokang and Paro. From here you can get superb views of the Ganesh Himal range. Some households practice polyandry down here. This area is prominent for its Tibetan Buddhist heritage. Stay overnight in the guest house of Rachen Gumpa.
Day 10: Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m/12,099 ft), 5:30 hours
Nile located at an altitude of 3361m above sea level is the last village heading north in the upper Tsum valley. This village is situated on the banks of the Shiar Khola and it consists of a large number of households. Mu Gompa is home to a very old monastery and there are no village establishments here. It is located at the highest and farthest point in the Tsum valley. This trail is used to import and export things to and from Tibet. You may come across several yak trains supplying goods to local villages. Stay overnight in the guest house of Mu Gumpa.
Day 11: Exploration day on Mu Gomba.
Today we can take excursions to the many snow-covered peaks in the area for the most spectacular views of this trek. Take a Half day walk to the Nunnery and to a small pond a bit further up to Nunnery. Or day a full day trek to Vajyo with your packed lunch as there are no places to buy our lunch. Stay overnight in the guest house in Mu. Gumpa.
Day 12: Trek to Rainjam (2600m.) via Chhule (3347m/10,945 ft), 7 hours.
On an entirely descending path. This day you can enjoy glimpses of the Punchen Himal that is unique in shape. This day you continue your descent by retracing the path from your ascent. Stay overnight in the Guesthouse.
Day 13: Trek to Gomba Lungdang (3200m/10,464 ft.), 6 hours
On the way you can enjoy views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. Gomba Lungdang is home to a beautiful and large monastery that houses monks (all females). Men are not permitted in some areas of this monastery., the most spectacular sunrise through Ganesh Himal range is a magic moment. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 14: Descend to Ripchet village, 6 hours.
After Breakfast at Gumpa, we take downhill keep our unforgettable and very close views of Ganesh Himal range to Rainjam and then gradual up and downhill to Ripchet, Ripchet is a big village where there are about 70 families living, its one of the most laid-back village in this region, You can find very simple lodges. Stay overnight at Ripchet.
Day 15: Trek descend to Lokpa (2240m/7,325 ft), 6 hours.
Trail heads all the way down to Chumling village and then onto Lokpa. You will feel great here having been to a higher altitude. Lokpa a small place where there is just one lodge, but they also have nice camping places.
Day 16: Lokpa to Dobhan (1070m), 7 hours.
After a short walk from Lokpa, we meet the trail of the Manaslu circuit trekking. Then we trek down to Ekle Bhatti and walk along the bank of the Budhi Gandaki River. Beside the trail, you can see the green fields and subtropical vegetation. After check out from MCAP counter, you reach to Philim, then to Sridibas and Salleri. The trail is stone paved and wide. We cross Jagat and again cross the suspension bridge to reach Yaruphant. If you feel tired and want to rest, you can stay around here or still walk to Dobhan and take a rest. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 17: Trek descend to Soti Khola (700m), 8 hours.
Right at the beginning, we cross the suspension bridge and follow the rocky ravine. An interesting fact, today is the natural hot spring. It is also a great cure for various skin diseases. Then we trek down to Khorlabesi and Machha Khola. The northeast view of the Ganesh Himal can be seen. The greenery of the fields and forests beside the Budhi Gandaki River is outstanding. We have a long walk today to reach the Soti Khola, which is the last day of our trek.
Day 18: Drive from Soti Khola to Kathmandu, 8 hours.
A long day drive to reach Kathmandu. During the Bus/jeep drive, you can pass Dhading Bensi (District headquarters of Dhading). The road completely blacktopped, than join the Prithvi Highway. Along the drive, you can see numerous mountains and beautiful villages. Transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu and rest.
Day 19: Final departure day
Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.
How much is the tsum valley trek cost?
Hike to Tsum valley trek cost price will vary according to group size. For the deluxe and luxury Tent style trekking tour plan, 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
- 2 nights Twin sharing Tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu within Bed with Breakfast
- Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
- Guest hose basis accommodation while you are on trekking days
- Tsum valley special trekking permits USD 35 per person per week
- Annapurna Conservation Area permits and Manaslu conservation permits and their fees.
- World heritage sites seeing transfer by private vehicle.
- Bus transfer from Kathmandu to Arughat bazzar and return from Sotikhola to Kathmandu
- All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of guide and porters.
- Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
- A special gift from our company.
Cost Exclude :
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
- Any other things which are not mentioned above
We can organize private Tsum valley Trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.
Jan 05, 2020 – Jan 23, 2020
Jan 10, 2020 – Jan 27, 2020
Jan 15, 2020 – Feb. 02, 2020
Jan 20, 2020 – Feb 07, 2020
Jan 30, 2020 – Feb 18, 2020
Feb 05, 2020 – Feb 23, 2020
Feb 10, 2020 – Feb 28, 2020
Feb 15, 2020 – March 03, 2020
Feb 20, 2020 – March 09, 2020
Feb 25, 2020 – March 13, 2020
Mar 05, 2020 – March 23, 2020
Mar 10, 2020 – March 28, 2020
Mar 15, 2020 – April 02, 2020
Mar 20, 2020 – April 07, 2020
Mar 25, 2020 – April 13, 2020
Mar 30, 2020 – April 18, 2020
April 10, 2020 – April 29, 2020
April 25, 2020 – May 13, 2020
April 30, 2020 – May 18, 2020
May 10, 2020 – May 28, 2020
May 15, 2020 – June 02, 2020
May 20, 2020 – June 07, 2020
May 25, 2020 – June 13, 2020
Sept 10, 2020 – Sept. 27, 2020
Sept 15, 2020 – Oct 02, 2020
Sept 20, 2020 – Oct. 07, 2020
Sept. 30, 2020 – Oct. 17, 2020
Oct. 05, 2020 – Oct. 22, 2020
Oct. 10, 2020 – Oct 27, 2020
Oct. 15, 2020 – Nov 02, 2020
Oct. 18, 2020 – Nov 04, 2020
Oct. 20, 2020 – Nov 07, 2020
Oct. 25, 2020 – Nov 12, 2020
Oct. 30, 2020 – Nov 16, 2020
Nov 05, 2020 – Nov 22, 2020
Nov. 10, 2020 – Nov 27, 2020
Nov. 15, 2020 – Dec 02, 2020
Nov. 20, 2020 – Dec 07, 2020
Nov. 25, 2020 – Dec 12, 2020
Nov. 30, 2020 – Dec 16, 2020
Dec. 01, 2020 – Dec 17, 2020
Dec. 05, 2020 – Dec 22, 2020
Dec. 10, 2020 – Dec 27, 2020
Dec. 20, 2020 – Jan 07, 2020
Dec. 25, 2020 – Jan 12, 2020
Dec. 30, 2020 – Jan 16, 2020
Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.
Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Limited – Only few space available
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need experience to do Tsum valley trek?
Answer: Actually for Tsum valley trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. If you have about the little experience would be better.
Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Tsum valley trekking?
Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the Tsum valley trekking routes the rooms are clean with a comfortable bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.
Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?
Answer: All the guest houses along the tsum valey trekking route, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.
Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along tsum valley trekking?
Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have a shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying however if you are in camping trekking – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.
Question: How do I get drinking water on tsum valley trekking?
Answer: On Tsum valley trek route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way.
Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend to you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.
Question: Is there any communication facilities on tsum valley Trekking?
Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.
Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of mis understanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Question: Who will carry my luggage on tsum valley trekking?
Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.
Question: How much distance do I walk each day?
Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.
Question: Do I need walking polls ?
Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.
Question: How much additional money do I need per day?
Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.