Tsum valley trek
Tsum valley trek lies almost 110 kilometers northwest to Manaslu Mountains from the capital Kathmandu. Tsum valley is a revered Pilgrimage destination for Buddhists. 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 little 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
01 Day: Arrival in Kathmandu
02 Day: Trek preparation day in Kathmandu
03 Day: Drive to Arughat (640m/2,093 feet), 8 hours
04 Day: Trek to Soti Khola (775m/2,534 feet) 6 hours.
05 Day: Trek to Machha Khola (900m/2,943 feet) 5.30 hours.
06 Day: Trek to Jagat (1340m/4,382 feet) 6 hours.
07 Day: Jagat to Lokpa (2260m/7,390 feet), 6 hours.
08 Day: Lokpa to Chumling (2360m/7,717 feet), 7 hours
09 Day: Trek to Rachen Bompa (3300m/10,791 feet), 6 hours..
10 Day: Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m/12,099 feet), 5:30 hours.
11 Day: Exploration day on Mu Gomba.
12 Day: Trek to Rainjam (2600m.) via Chhule (3347m/10,945 feet), 7 hours.
13 Day: Trek to Gomba Lungdang (3200m/10,464 feet.), 6 hours
14 Day: Descend to Ripchet village, 6 hours.
15 Day: Trek descend to Lokpa (2240m/7,325 feet), 6 hours.
16 Day: Lokpa to Dobhan (1070m), 7 hours..
17 Day: Trek descend to Soti Khola (700m), 8 hours.
18 Day: Drive back to Kathmandu city.
19 Day: Departure to Kathmandu (TIA AIRPORT)
The cultural 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 a relaxing manner itinerary than take a look at this travel plan however if this itinerary suits you then email us to request a tailor-made itinerary.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu valley
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you with a private vehicle and transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu with a delicious breakfast 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 the cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa. And transfer to the hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Arughat (640m/2,093 feet), 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.
Day 04: Trek to Soti Khola (775m/2,534 feet), 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.
Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola (900m/2,943 feet), 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.
Day 06: Trek to Jagat (1340m/4,382 feet), 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.
Day 07: Jagat to Lokpa (2260m/7,390 feet), 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).
Day 08: Lokpa to Chumling (2360m/7,717 feet), 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 feet), 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 feet), 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 feet), 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 feet.), 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 the 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 feet), 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/3,511 feet), 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 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/2296 feet), 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 drives to reach Kathmandu. During the Bus/jeep drive, you can pass Dhading Bensi (District headquarters of Dhading). The road completely blacktopped, then 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 discounts 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.
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.
Freequently Asked Questions
Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight details. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.
Question: Do I need the 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 lightweight 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 a nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you 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 guesthouses along the tsum valley 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 with 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 hotels 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 with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in the campsite/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 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 misunderstanding. 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 a 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 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 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.
Tsum valley trekking note:
The above itinerary Tsum valley trekking is subject to change due to conditions beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical, and natural conditions may change this above itinerary.
“What makes Tsum valley trekking special ?”
Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others.