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Tsum Valley Trekking In Nepal
Tsum Valley Trekking In Nepal
Tsum Valley Trekking In Nepal

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Overview for Tsum Valley Trekking In Nepal


  • Trip Code: CT-10045
  • Package: Tsum Valley Trekking In Nepal
  • Duration: 18 Day(s)
  • Max Alt.: 3,700m/ 12,174 Ft.
  • Trip Level:
    Moderate
    Requires some level of experience in trekking with basic physical ability.
  • Group Size: Min. 2- Max. 12
  • Start At: Kathmandu
  • Ends At: Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Public Bus | Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation: Hotels / Guest House.
  • Best Season: March- April- June- July- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov.
  • Trip Route: Soti Khola- Macha Khola- Jaget- Chumling -Chokhangparo-Nile- Burgi Village -Philim - Soti Khola- Arughat - Kathmandu.

Trip Highlights

  • Trek through the Himalayan wilderness and Tsum Valley
  • Visiting various monasteries, gompas, and chortens
  • Himalayan ranges such as Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Hiuchuli, and Churke Himal
  • Traversing through beautiful waterfalls, rivers, and quite a few suspension bridge
  • Experiencing the isolated Himalayan culture

 

The Tsum Valley trek of Nepal is one of the most remote Himalayan valleys in the world. The Tsum valley is a beautiful valley that is located in the Manaslu region of Nepal along with the backdrop of the Ganesh Himal range, Buddha range, and the Himchuli range. This trek in Nepal is a fairly new trekking route of Manaslu region that takes travelers through the remote and isolated Himalayan villages. It was a restricted area of the Himalayas until 2008 but since then the Tsum valley trek has been an amazing trekking trail in Nepal for adventure seekers. The Tsum valley trek elevation mostly revolves around or above 3000 meters stretching from 5 to 7 hours of trek a day.

The Tsum valley trek is filled with several rivers, waterfalls, suspension bridges, fascinating villages, old and ancient gompas monasteries, and a cave called Milarepa's Cave. During this adventurous trek in Nepal, travelers will also be able to witness the magnificent views of Himalayan ranges of Nepal such as Ganesh Himal (7,140m), Himalchuli (7,893m), Churke Himal, and Mount Manaslu (8,163m) which is also the eighth highest mountain in the world. The Tsum Valley Circuit trail also takes us through the Poshyop Glacier. The solitude and wilderness that travelers can immerse oneself into is one speciality of the Tsum Valley trek. This off the beaten trail and the lack of infrastructural facilities for the Tsum Valley has actually preserved the originality and cultural aspects of the Manaslu region of Nepal.

Trekkers to Tsum Valley are also fascinated by the Tibetan culture and remote isolated settlements of the region. The cultural diversity of Nepal and its uniqueness can be experienced by the trekkers during the whole journey to Tsum Valley. Situated in northern Gorkha, the people residing in this Himalayan region are mostly of Tibetan origin that possess and speak in their own unique dialect. The Manaslu Conservation Area, which is a part of our trekking trail to Tsum Valley, is also a home to some wildlife as well as the diverse flora. Some unique wildlife that can be found in the Manaslu Conservation area of Nepal are the Himalayan Thar, Yak and Blue Sheep. Tsum Valley is also a restricted area in Nepal and travelers need special permit for trekking in Manaslu Conservation Area. The Tsum valley trek permit can be received after sending a request to the Government. The travel agencies in Nepal handle all the permits and travel arrangements that are required in order to travel Tsum Valley.

Trek to Tsum Valley is an exciting and adventurous trekking package in Nepal that lets travelers experience the Himalayan wilderness and its isolated settlements. The reasonable cost of Tsum Valley trek also makes this trek one to consider if you're fun of outdoor adventure in the remote valley of Nepal. Your vacation in Nepal will be definitely be worthwhile and memorable if you're planning for the Tsum Valley trek.

Trip Itinerary of Tsum Valley Trekking In Nepal


Day 01
Arrival in Kathmandu

Altitude: 1,350 m/ 4,428 ft (Kathmandu) 

A company representative from Core Treks will come to pick you up at the airport. After that we'll be taking you to your hotel. After taking some rest we'll meet you at our office or at your hotel and have a short briefing session regarding our travel. Feel free to ask any question you might have regarding the trek. If you want to explore the city we might as well walk around the street of Thamel and it's even possible to do some last minute shopping. There're no further activities for the day so you might as well check into the hotel.

Meal Included: No Meals

 

Day 02
Briefing and Sightseeing on Kathmandu

We'll be talking more regarding our trip on this day. We'll need your original passport as travelers need a permit in order to do this travel in Nepal. After finishing that we'll be doing a bit of a sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu valley. We'll be visiting two world heritage sites located at Kathmandu, namely Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Temple (also known as Monkey Temple). In the evening we'll be doing final preparation for our trek.

Meal Included: Breakfast 

Day 03
Kathmandu to Soti Khola

Altitude: 700 m/ 2,296 ft. (Soti Khola) 
Drive approx. 7 hours

After having your breakfast, we'll be picking you up from your hotel and we'll be driving towards Soti Khola. The drive will take us about 8 hours long to reach to Soti Khola. Until Arughat the path is okay but after that it could be a bit rough. We'll be staying overnight at Soti Khola and prepare for our trek next day onwards.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 04
Soti Khola to Machha Khola

Altitude: 9,30 m/ 3.050 ft. (Machha Khola)
Walk approx. 6 hours.

Our trekking begins from this day as we make our way through rocky and narrow trails after having our breakfast. The trails are uneven but it is fun. We'll be walking through the pine forests along with some few waterfalls, rivers, and streams. Later we'll be following the Budi Gandaki river trail and make several uphills and downhills across the winding trail. Upon reaching Machha Khola we'll be done for the day.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 05
Machha Khola to Jagat

Altitude: 1,340m/ 4,395 ft. (Jagat)
Walk approx. 6 hours.

On this day we'll begin our journey passing through the hot springs at Tatopani. Our trail follows through the twisting road on the bank of the Budi Gandaki river and later enters a forest trail which is filled with wildlife such as monkeys and langurs. We then head towards Yaru from where we'll be crossing a long bridge to reach the Gurung village of Jagat. The village is also the checkpoint where we'll be verifying our special trekking permits as we enter the Manaslu Conservation Area.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 06
Jagat to Chisapani

Altitude: 1,660m/ 5,444 ft. (Chisapani)
Walk approx. 5 hours.

We continue our trek as we climb over a rocky ridge to Salleri and descend down towards Sirdibas. The valley widens as the trail goes forward to Ghatta Khola. We then arrive at Philim which is a large Gurung settlement of the region. We then walk past Philim to the north from where we'll eventually be reaching to Chisapani.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 07
Chisapani to Chumling

Altitude: 2,380 m/ 7,806 ft. (Chumling)
Walk  approx. 6 hours.

After having breakfast, we head towards Ekle Bhattri from where we'll be crossing a gorge. We'll be walking alongside some beautiful waterfalls as we enter the pine tree forest. Our trail then descends towards the Tsum Valley as we walk through some more pine and rhododendron forests. We can also see some great views of the Himalchuli mountain range during this day. Later we cross the Siyar river and reach to Chumling where we'll be staying overnight.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 08
Chumling to Chokangparo

Altitude: 3,010 m/ 9,903 ft. (Chokangparo)
Walk approx. 5 hours.

We continue our journey as we cross the suspension bridge onto the opposite bank. We then trek past to the Serpu River. From there we cross another bridge as we arrive at the Gho village. Then we make a 2 hour ascend to Tsum which takes us to the village of Chokangparo. This is where we'll be staying overnight. The splendid views of Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal can be seen from this village if the weather is good.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 09
Chokhangparo to Nile

Altitude: 3,361m/ 11,058 ft. (Nile)
Walk  approx. 5 hours.

Our trek takes us past Lama Village as we cross the rope suspension bridge to reach Rachen Gompa. After spending some time here, we cross the Sihar River and continue trekking through the villages of Lar, Phurbe, and Pangdun. We are gradually climbing up towards higher altitude so we need to be extra careful for altitude sickness or its symptoms. We then climb upstream and cross a bridge as we arrive at Nile.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 10
Nile to Mu Gompa

Altitude: 3,700m/ 12,174 ft. (Mu Gompa)
Walk approx. 6 hours.

Upon having our breakfast, we make our way towards the Mu Gompa. This region is very close to the Tibetan border. We trek to the west bank of the valley through the Tibetan landscapes. Upon arriving at Mu Gompa, we visit the monastery. We'll also be vising the Dhepu Doma Gompa nearby.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 11
Acclimatization at Mu Gompa

This day is set apart for acclimatization. We conduct some sightseeing activities around the Mu Gompa region. The Mu Gompa monastery is the largest monastery in this region yet it lies at the highest and most remote part of the Tsum Valley. Amazing view of the Pika Himal can also be seen from here.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 12
Mu Gompa to Burgi via Milarepa Cave

Altitude: 3,245 m/ 10,644 ft.  (Burgi)
Walk approx. 5 hours.

On this day, we make our way back through Chhule and Phurbe as we make our way towards the Burgi village. Some about 5 hours of trek, we reach the village of Burgi. It is a small yet beautiful valley in the Himalayas. We can climb up to Milarepa Cave which is known for its splendid view of the Psohyop Glacier and some mountain ranges such as Kipu Himal and Churke Himal.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 13
Burgi to Chumling

Altitude:  2,386 m/ 7,827 ft. (Chumling)
Walk approx. 5 hours.

We descend down towards Chhokang Paro as we trek through the verdant topography of the region. From Chhokang, we descend to Gho village. Upon descending further, we arrive at a bridge over the Sarpu Khola. Then trekking along the lower Tsum Valley takes us back to Chumling village where we'll be staying overnight.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 14
Chumling to Philim

Altitude: 1,570 m/ 5,103 ft. (Phimim)
Walk approx. 6 hours.

Our trail on this day continues through Lokpa. We can enjoy some amazing views of the beautiful Samba falls during our trek today. The trekking today is long but fairly easier. After about 7 hours we finally arrive at Philim village which will be our destination for the day.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 15
Philim to Khorlabesi

Altitude: 970 m/ 3,182 ft.  (Khorlabesi)
Walk approx. 6 hours.

Our trek today takes us through Jagat and Tatopani as we head towards Khorlabesi. We'll be descending down to Sirdibas and then reach Jagat. From there, we continue our trek through the subtropical green and verdant forest as the arid Tibetan climate fades away. After some time we reach to Tatopani where there's also a hot spring. From Tatopani we head to Khorlabest where we'll be staying overnight.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 16
Khorlabesi to Soti Khola

Altitude: 700 m/ 2,296 ft. (Soti Khola)
Walk  approx. 7 hours.

The trail today crosses the Tharo River as we head down to the river and trek to Machha Khola village. We walk along the Budi Gandai river and reach to the Labubesi village. There are couple waterfalls as well that we'll be passing through. After about 7 hours of walk, we finally reach to Soti Khola.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner

Day 17
Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu

Altitude: 1,350 m/ 3,182 ft. ft. (Kathmandu)
Drive approx. 7 hours.

This will be the final day of our trek. We leave the Budi Gandaki valley and make our way towards Arughat. We'll be passing through the forest and a hydroelectric and later arrive to Arughat. From Arughat, we drive towards Kathmandu with splendid views of lush hills, farming terraces and some traditional villages. Upon arriving Kathmandu, we will be taking you back to your hotel. Core treks will host a dinner later in the evening where guests will be able to taste the traditional Nepali cuisine along with some cultural dance at the venue.

Meal Included: Breakfast,Lunch & Farewell Dinner

Day 18
Departure

Our travel journey has now come to an end as we say our goodbyes and take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport 2 hours prior to your flight time. We'll come to pick you at your hotel and a representative will drive alongside you up till the departure gate at the airport.

Meal Included: Breakfast,

Trip Includes


  • Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
  • Standard twin- sharing accommodation in a three starts hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, breakfast included. (3 Nights).
  • Twin sharing accommodation during trek. (14 Nights).
  •  Kathmandu – Soti Khola & Soti Khola – Kathmandu by lcoal transport.(If you want both ways private vehicle also available on additional cost).
  • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System & Manalsu Conservation area permit (Please bring 2 passport size photos).
  • Special permit for Manaslu region.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff.
  • Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
  • Personal care & attention.
  • Local and government taxes.

Trip Excludes


  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tipping to crew.
  • Personal mountaineering gears
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
  • Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


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The Tsum Valley Trekking in Nepal is considered as a moderate level trek that requires little to no prior mountaineering experience. Our travel experts will provide a brief training session on safety precautions and information about the location that we will be traveling to. 

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Yes the Tsum Valley Trekking in Nepal is completely safe. However, there is always a chance of unforeseen circumstances hindering the journey. For that our mountaineering guides will provide information about emergency actions and your duties during the trekking. 

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During the Tsum Valley Trekking in Nepal, one can experience trekking through the Himalayan wilderness, Tsum valley, various Goempa and chortens, Himalayan ranges such as Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Hiuchuli and beautiful isolated Himalayan culture. 

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The food is generally our traditional Nepali lunch which is Dal (Lentil Soup), Bhat (Boiled Rice), Tarkari (Veggies), and Achar (Pickle).

For the accommodation there are specially Hotels & Lodges, Tea houses, and Camping facilities. However due easy accessibility of hotels & lodges throughout the trial, camping is usually avoided (unless needed) during the Tsum Valley Trekking in Nepal. 

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To book the Tsum Valley Trekking in Nepal, CoreTreks offers you a number of booking options including:

  • Online booking,
  • Wire transfer OR,
  • Cash on arrival

We recommend you to go through our booking policy before you head to the payment. In case of further inquiries please feel free to contact us.

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Additional Information


Useful Links: 

Here are some links to useful information to help you plan your trip better:

  1. Travel Insurance
  2. Trek Packing List 
  3. Responsible Tourism 
  4. Free Travel Guide (New)

CoreTreks is always striving for customer satisfaction and quality services. At the same time, we do not compromise on our responsibilities. We discourage any activities that harm the surroundings as well as the people. Nepal is a country of respect, hence we encourage travelers to greet people and show respect to the culture and traditions. 

Altitude Sickness: 

Symptoms of Altitude Sickness may start once you reach 1500-2000 meters and upwards. If you gain altitude rapidly without letting your body adapt to the thin oxygen at higher altitudes, you are most likely to suffer from Altitude Sickness. But if you plan for acclimatization days to your itinerary, you are good to go. 

The itinerary includes acclimatization days to avoid Altitude Sickness. The sickness is common at high altitudes. Please note that sickness is a topic to be taken very seriously. Here are some few extra preventions: 

  • Avoid climbing rapidly, give your body some time to adjust 
  • Drink more water, not less than 5 liters a day 
  • Eat more, eat often, and eat healthily 
  • Listen to your body, do not ignore symptoms 
  • Do not skip acclimatization days 
  • Be prepared in case of an emergency 

Safety and Security 

A comprehensive Travel Insurance is mandatory while trekking with CoreTreks. However, there are a few measures that you can implement to ensure safety: 

  • Secure your belongings 
  • Do not flash cash or jewelry 
  • Have an emergency plan 
  • Do not trek alone 
  • Only choose authorized trekking agencies 

Trekking Equipment 

CoreTreks will provide you with the essentials such as a Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, a duffle bag, a t-shirt, a trekking map, a self-sufficient medical first aid kit, and more. These are to be returned after completion of the trek. 

Personal mountaineering gears are not included but we will provide you with a list of equipment necessary for your trek. 

Walking Hours 

On average, walking time per day is 5-6 hours below 3,000m. For altitudes higher than 3,000m the average walking time is 3-5 hours per day. The walking hours may vary according to conditions but do not exceeds 6 hours mark per day. 

Hiring a Porter/Guide 

An experienced guide will be provided for a group of 1-5. A group consisting of 6-12 individuals will be provided with 2 professional guides. The package also includes a porter for every 2 individuals. 

All our guides are licensed and well-experienced. They have been guiding with CoreTreks for almost a decade. Guides come in handy whenever you need some quick information, and to enhance overall trekking experience. 

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CUSTOMER REVIEWS


A wonderful country full of wonderful people

On: 03 May, 2018
5

Our trip to Tsum valley was a memorable journey for all of us. The thing I loved most about the trip was the monasteries and gompas where monks study. The culture in Nepal is really diverse and fascinating. I now understand why so many researchers visit Nepal.

 

The exceptional Himalaya range including Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Hiuchuli, and Churke Himal is really extraordinary to experience. The trekking went well. The suspension bridge is really unique even though I was afraid a little bit. However, a wonderful trip overall.

 

Definitely recommend CoreTreks if you plan on trekking in Nepal. They are a team of really hardworking and dedicated professionals. We booked a little late, but they helped us with everything throughout the whole trip.

Fascinated by the beauty of Nepal

From: United States | On: 24 Apr, 2018
5

My girlfriend and I chose Nepal for our little vacation together. I’m glad that we made the decision to visit Nepal than other countries. Trekking to the Tsum Valley was really amazing experience to have. We really enjoyed our time there. It was really inspiring to be able to trek to the trials of such a beautiful country.

 

We were fascinated by the beautiful land structures and cultural diversity. The Sherpa settlements were small but really wonderful. They are really welcoming. A lot of people in Nepal are friendly and live in harmony.

 

The country taught me a lot of things about nature and what we lack to envision in our life. Thanks to CoreTreks for making our trip possible. They helped us to book the hotels and provided us with some of the delicious food.

Best travel agency

From: United Kingdom | On: 22 May, 2017
5

CoreTreks is really the best agency for travel and trekking in Nepal. They helped us through everything. The professional guiding team is really patient and hardworking. They made sure that we were in comfort and safe.

 

Our trip to Tsum valley was amazing. Words really cannot explain the beauty of Nepal. We felt blessed to be able to trek up to the majestic Himalayas of Nepal and it an awesome experience overall. I would love to visit Nepal again.

 

If you also plan on visiting Nepal then definitely book via CoreTreks as they offer really amazing price-value to their clients. The professional team will not leave any chance to complain as they have been doing this for years. Definitely go check their services once.

 

Best travel destination so far

From: Australia | On: 02 Nov, 2017
5

We were a group of 4 people and we chose Tsum valley trekking in Nepal especially to explore the isolated culture in the Himalayas. We were really surprised by how disciplined and humble they are. People in Nepal are really welcoming and friendly.

 

It was a memorable trip for all of us. We had been planning this trip for so long that I don’t even remember. I have been to Nepal but this was the first time of me trekking to the Himalayas. The views are really stunning and alive.

Thanks to CoreTreks for taking care of all of us and guiding us through the trials. They informed us a lot about the culture and belief of people in the Himalayas. We all recommend you to book your trip through CoreTreks so that you can enjoy your trip while the professionals take care of everything else.

 

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