Tsum Valley Trekking

Price

USD 1397

Trip Duration

15 days

Trip Grade

Easy/Moderate

Highest Altitude

3700m

Accommodation

Tea House, Hotel

Transportation

local Bus, Jeep, Car

Group Size

1-10

Best Season

All around the year Except winter(Jan-Feb)

Tsum Valley Trekking Introduction

Tsum Valley Trekking is becoming a popular trekking route located in the remote regions of the Nepalese Himalayas. It is a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and adventure.

The trek takes you through the stunning landscapes, picturesque villages, and ancient monasteries of the Tsum Valley region. The  Tsum Valley Trekking is a great adventure for those who want to explore the natural and cultural beauty of Nepal in a less crowded region.

Highlights

  • Trekking Experience on the lap of 8the highest peak (Manaslu8163m)
  • Experience Tsum &  Tibetan culture & Hospitality
  • Reaching Rajen Gumba Nonary
  • Many waterfalls, rivers, springs & flora fauna of the region
  • Alpine hiking experience
  • Explore Lamagaun, Chule, Nile village
  • Visit Mu-Gumba Monastry
  • Visit “City of Temple” Kathmandu

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Kathmandu to Machi Khola
  • Day 3: Machha Khola to Jagat
  • Day 4: Jagat to Lokpa (2240m)
  • Day 5: Lokpa to Chumling
  • Day 6: Chumling to Chhokangparo
  • Day 7: Chhokangparo to Nile
  • Day 8: Nile to Mu Gompa
  • Day 9: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa
  • Day 10: Rachen Gompa to Chumling
  • Day 11: Chumling to Philim
  • Day12: Philim to Machha Khola
  • Day 13: Machha Khola To Kathmandu
  • Day 14: Full Day Kathmandu sightseeing (UNESCO)
  • Day 15: Departure day

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to The capital city of Nepal Kathmandu. Our representative will be waiting for you just outside of your arrival terminal. They will transfer you to your respective hotel then Rest and prepare for your Tsum Valley Trek. Explore the vibrant streets and immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of the city. Meet your trekking crew in the evening(5 PM) before than trip briefing. Stay at the hotel in Kathmandu (1250M)

Day 2: Kathmandu to Machi Khola

Drive from Kathmandu to Machi Khola, the starting point of the trek. The drive takes around 8-9 hours, passing through the scenic countryside of Nepal, villages, rivers & snowcapped mountains. Overnight stay in Machi Khola(900m)

Day 3: Machha Khola to Jagat

Continue trekking along the Budi Gandaki River and pass through charming villages like Khorla Besi, Tatopani, and Dobhan. Cross a suspension bridge and ascend to Jagat, stay at Jagat(1340m)

Day 4: Jagat to Lokpa (2240m)

Trek through terraced fields and forests, and cross the suspension bridge over Budi Gandaki River. Pass through Philim, a picturesque village, and continue to Lokpa passing Ekli Bhatti, a remote village in the Tsum Valley region. Stay at Lokpa(2240m)

Day 5: Lokpa to Chumling

Enter the Tsum Valley, a hidden gem of Nepal, known for its unique culture and Buddhist cultural heritage. Trek to Chumling, a traditional village with stone houses and monasteries. Stay at Chumling(2386m)

Day 6: Chumling to Chhokangparo

Trek through beautiful pine forests and cross the Siyar Khola. Pass through villages like Lamagaon and Rainjam, and reach Chhokangparo, a village with stunning mountain views(Ganesh). Stay at Chhokangparo(3010m)

Day 7: Chhokangparo to Nile

Trek to the village of Nile, also known as Chhule-Nile, which is one of the oldest & the Las villages in the Tsum Valley. Explore the ancient Buddhist monasteries, cultural landmarks & its natural beauty. Stay at Nile(3360m) 

Day 8: Nile to Mu Gompa

Trek to Mu Gompa, the largest monastery in the Tsum Valley. Visit the monastery and immerse yourself in the serene Buddhist ambiance. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Stay at Mu Gompa(3700m)

Day 9: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa

Trek back along the same trail, passing through villages and monasteries, to reach Rachen Gompa. Visit the Rachen Gompa, a centuries-old nunnery, and explore the surrounding area & Tibetan village. Stay at Rachen Gompa(3240m)

Day 10: Rachen Gompa to Chumling

Descend back down to Chumling, a village in the lower Tsum Valley region. Enjoy the serene landscapes and cultural encounters along the way. Stay at Chumling(2386m)

Day 11: Chumling to Philim

Today we are coming back down again to the same route we have taken on our way up, coming down to Lokpa and then heading towards the Manaslu trek split section of the trek which separates after crossing the Budi Gandaki river but we continue our walk towards Eklibhatti than Arrive at Philim Village to stay Overnight. Stay at Philim(1597)

Day12: Philim to Machha Khola

After early morning breakfast we are heading back down towards Machhi Khola which was our trekking starting point. Passing the villages like Dovan, Tatopani, Khorla besi, etc on both sides of the Budi Gandaki river. 

Day 13: Machha Khola To Kathmandu

Today we are taking the ride back to the Capital city of Nepal Kathmandu. Driving on the mountain road of Nepal takes longer than in other places as our roads & infrastructure are not built very well. The drive takes around 8-9 hours, passing through the scenic countryside of Nepal, villages, rivers & snowcapped mountains. Overnight stay in Kathmandu(1250m).

Day 14: Full Day Kathmandu sightseeing (UNESCO)

Today after breakfast we will take you to show the Kathmandu Valley which is known as the highest density of UNESCO World Heritage sites also known as “City of temples” or “City of Gods”

Visiting Swyamnhunath Maha chaitya, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple & Bouddhanath stupa. 

Day 15: Departure day

After breakfast we will drop you off at the airport for final departure for your home or your next destination we bid our see you again until next time

Includes

  • Simple tea houses in trekking on a twin-sharing basis with a full board meal. (Breakfast, lunch & dinner with 3 cups of tea each) 
  • A professional trekking guide & necessary number of porters (2:1) with their salary, meal, accommodation, transportation & insurance. 
  • Necessary permits like Semi Restricted area permit, Manaslu Conservation area permit, Annapurna Conservation area permit & local Municipality fees.
  • Both-way Local Bus/Jeep transportation Kathmandu-Machi Khola 
  • Guided city tour for Full Day with a professional city tour Guide
  • 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis(twin sharing)& best available lodges on trek with full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with a cup of tea each meal)
  • All grounded transportation like pickups & drops  
  • •A group medical kit with an Oximeter 

Excludes

  • All Kinds of beverages. 
  • All extra expenses such as shopping and trekking gears. 
  • International/domestic flights. 
  • Early arrival / late departure. 
  • City monument entrance fee
  • Travel insurance (you must purchase one before starting the trek) 
  • Rescue evacuation if needed (it can be helped to arrange)
  • Tips for driver, guide & porters. 
  • If the plan changes due to any other problem such as a landslide, political disturbance, changing plan, or cancellation of flight. Or the things not mentioned above

Trip Map

Gears For Tsum Valley Trek

Clothing

1)      Trekking Trousers

2)      Trekking shirts

3)      Inner Thermals(Top/bottom)

4)      Breathable Underwear

5)      Fleece Jacket

6)      Windproof jacket

7)      Dawn jacket

8)      Trekking Towel

Head Gears

1)      Sun Hat

2)      Head Band

3)      Buff (snood)

Hand Gear

1)      Inner Gloves

2)      Outer Gloves

Foot Gears

1)      Hiking Boots

2)      Hiking shocks

3)      Thermal shocks

4)      Gaiters

Bags

1)      Duffle Bag*

2)      Backpack (rucksack for day pack)

3)      A few Ziploc/waterproof bags

Equipment

1)      Sleeping Ba

2)      Sleeping bag liner (if you rent)

3)      Trekking Pole

4)      Sunglasses

5)      Water bottle or Hydration Bladder

6)      Headlamps

7)      Camera/video camera

8)      Water purification tablets*/ filters/ UV light/ staripin

9)      Diamox/Dzolamode

10)    Sunscreens

11)    Toiletries

12)    If you take any Specific medicine

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the duration of the Tsum Valley Trek?
The Tsum Valley Trek typically takes around 12 to 16days to complete, depending on the chosen route, itinerary, and pace of the trekker.
What is the best time to do the Tsum Valley Trek?
The best time for the Tsum Valley Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally stable, and the skies are clear.
How difficult is the Tsum Valley Trek?
The Tsum Valley Trek is considered to be a Moderate trekking in Nepal, Also suitable for unexperienced trekkers. Also The trail involves ascents, descents, rugged terrain, and altitude, reaching over 3700m meters at Mu-Gumba.
What permits are required for the Tsum Valley Trek?
Trekkers need to obtain permits for both the Manaslu Conservation Area and the Manaslu Restricted Area. These permits can be obtained through registered trekking agencies in Kathmandu or directly from the Department of Immigration
What is the altitude of the highest point on the Tsum Valley Trek?
The highest point on the Tsum Valley Trek is the Mu-Gumba, which stands at an altitude of approximately 3700 meters above sea level.
What are the accommodation options along the Tsum Valley Trek?
Accommodation options along the trekking route include teahouses, lodges, and camping. Teahouses and lodges are available in villages along the trail, providing basic amenities such as meals and shelter. Camping may be required in more remote areas.
Is it possible to trek independently or should I hire a guide?
While it is technically not possible to trek independently on the Tsum Valley trek as this is the restricted area & you obtain your permit only along with your guide. hiring a licensed guide mandatory due to the remote and challenging nature of the trek. A guide can provide valuable assistance, ensure safety, and offer insights into the local culture and customs.
What should I pack for the Tsum Valley Trek?
Essential items to pack include sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing, a sleeping bag, trekking poles, first aid kit, water purification tablets, and high-energy snacks. It's also important to carry appropriate permits, documents, and insurance.
Are there any health risks associated with the Tsum Valley Trek?
Altitude sickness is a significant concern due to the high elevations reached during the trek. Trekkers should acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of symptoms of altitude sickness. It's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before embarking on the trek.
What wildlife can be seen during the Tsum Valley Circuit Trek?
The Manaslu Conservation Area is home to a diverse range of flora and fauna, including Himalayan Thars, blue sheep, snow leopards, and various species of Birds & Mammals.

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