“There is no certainty. There is only adventure.”

Tsum Valley trek is culturally rich and extremely beautiful trek. Tsum valley trekking goes to the sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in the trans-Himalayan region. The Tsum Valley is situated in the northern Gorkha district of Nepal, surrounded by the Buddha Himal with Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south and Sringi Himal to the north. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word “Tsombo”, which means vivid. Its natural beauty and richness in Tibetan art, culture and religion make it a unique and vivid destination, as its name implies.
Our Tsum valley trek starts with a 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu to Aarughat. The trail heads up the valley through terraced fields, dense forest and virgin countryside hidden villages. We explore many unspoiled ethnic villages of Liding, Machhakhola, Jagat, and Phidim with their warm hospitality. Visit to the ancient Gombas like Ramchen, Mu and Dephydonma Gompa to make your Tsum valley trekking experience a unique of its one. Saturated with Buddhist culture, these valleys uphold religious values and help preserve a lost way of life. Tsum valley is inhabited by Tsumbas, an indigenous community and together this serene valley carries a history of ancient Himalayan civilization styles; culture, art, tradition, religion, customs and thinking. It is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage and untouched valley of Nepal. The people here never slaughter animals, even as sacrifice to the gods. The Tsum Valley is surrounded by the Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Sringi Himal to the North. Tsum valley trek also lies in Manaslu region therefore there are attractive views of Himalchuli (7893m.), Manaslu 8163m, Ganesh Himal, Ngadi Chuli (7879m.) or (peak 29),Sringi Himal and other mountains, beautiful varied landscape and different flora and fauna and wonderful. This part is also incomparable beauty and rich blend of Tibetan and Nepalese culture which offer a true adventure for the visitors to Nepal. The highest point of our trek will be Mu Gompa (3700 m) from where we descend down to Tatopani and finally to Arughat Bazzar from where we will take a drive back to Kathmandu.
Tea house trek is comparatively least cost here so that it is affordable for most of the trekkers. A person with an above average physical fitness capability is likely to be able to complete this trek without any big schedule changes. Normally the best months for this trek are September, October & November during the autumn season and after mid March, April & May during the spring season. Come and join the team of Nepal trekking Planner to explore this indigenous and untouched region of Nepal with professional staffs and services. Simply a trek of a lifetime!

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft )-Hotel (B/B)

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu-Hotel (B/B)

Day 03: Drive to Arughat (570m/1870ft) 6-7 hrs drive-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 04: Trek to Soti Khola (730m/2395ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola (930m/3051ft) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 06: Trek to Dobhan (1070m/3510ft) via Tatopani (Hot Spring) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 07: Trek to Philim (1570m) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 08: Trek to Lokpa (2240m) 4-5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 09: Trek to Chumling (2386m) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 10: Trek to Chhokangparo (3031m) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 11: Trek to Nile (3361m) via Rachen Gompa 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 12: Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m) about 3 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 13: Trek to Chhokangparo (3031m) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 14: Trek to Lokpa (2240m) 6-7 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 15: Trek to Jagat (1340m) 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 16: Trek to Tatopani (990m) about 5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 17: Trek to Lapubesi (884m) about 5 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 18: Trek to Arughat Bazzar 5-6 hrs walk-Lodge(B/L/D)

Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu about 7 hrs-Lodge(B/L)

Day 20: Final Departure-(B)

B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner 

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“Ready-Made itinerary presented in website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss about your tour plan.”

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft )

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu

Day 03: Drive to Arughat (570m/1870ft) 6-7 hrs drive

Day 04: Trek to Soti Khola (730m/2395ft) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola (930m/3051ft) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 06: Trek to Dobhan (1070m/3510ft) via Tatopani (Hot Spring) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 07: Trek to Philim (1570m) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 08: Trek to Lokpa (2240m) 4-5 hrs walk

Day 09: Trek to Chumling (2386m) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 10: Trek to Chhokangparo (3031m) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 11: Trek to Nile (3361m) via Rachen Gompa 5-6 hrs walk

Day 12: Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m) about 3 hrs walk

Day 13: Trek to Chhokangparo (3031m) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 14: Trek to Lokpa (2240m) 6-7 hrs walk

Day 15: Trek to Jagat (1340m) 5-6 hrs walk

Day 16: Trek to Tatopani (990m) about 5 hrs walk

Day 17: Trek to Lapubesi (884m) about 5 hrs walk

Day 18: Trek to Arughat Bazzar 5-6 hrs walk

Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu about 7 hrs

Day 20: Final Departure

“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”

We wish you have a wonderful time with us!

Trip Cost:

USD $1212.00 per person(3 star category hotel in KTM)
USD $1350.00 per person(4 star category hotel in KTM)
USD $1440.00 per person(5 star category hotel in KTM)

Single Supplement US $280.00

Cost Includes:

  • All airport pick up drop by private vehicle
  • 03 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle.
  • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
  • Kathmandu to Arughat to Kathmandu public transport(if you want both way private vehicle also available on additional cost)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, Manaslu Conservation Area Permit and Special permit for Manaslu and Tsum Valley Area
  • Twin/double shearing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
  • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
  • First add kid box
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets,Ti-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps

Cost Exclude:

  • Nepal Visa fee (Bring accurate fee in USD and two Passport size Photo)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Diner and lunch in Kathmandu
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in city because of early arrival, late departure and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column

 

Equipment for this trip

  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We will provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag but is to be returned after the trip)
  • Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sports shoes or sandal.
  • Trekking stick.
  • Sun Hat, cap Warm woolen cap.
  • Trekking jacket, Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
  • Raincoat.
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
  • Hand gloves.
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Eye glass Water bottle.
  • 4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trip)
  • Flash or Torch light.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Sun cream.

How difficult is trekking in Nepal?
The trekking trails in Nepal range from easy to moderate, difficult and very difficult. However, this perception of difficulty depends on preference of those who are trekking. Consider the trekking grades we have mentioned in our website for references. So, if you are reasonably fit i.e. you like to walk whenever possible and do some form of mild exercises regularly, trekking in Nepal may be bit challenging in higher altitudes but not exhausting.
How fit do I need to be for trekking in Nepal?
Generally speaking trekkers need to have good overall fitness and ability to walk for some hours on a hilly terrain and flexible to adjust with the conditions in the trail. If you are suffering from some form of chronic disease or some serious ailments, consider your physician before going for the trek. It’s better not to go for a trek than being seriously ill during the trek. Also, develop the mental endurance to complete the trek in new trekking destination.
Do I require previous trekking experience?
Not really. Many people without previous trekking experiences have completed their trekking in Nepal. Anyone with strong cardiovascular ability and good stamina can overcome the odds during trekking. However, previous experience makes your trekking more comfortable. Also consider that some trekking trails require you to have previous trekking experience; though the trails with this requirement are less in number.
What is the best trekking season for trekking in Nepal?
Except that you are going for trekking in the rain shadow areas of Upper Mustang during monsoon season, the best season for trekking in Nepal are the months of February to May and September to December. During winter many high passes are difficult to cross due to heavy snowfall. Lower elevations are generally open to trekking round the year.
Is Travel insurance mandatory for my trekking?
Yes. Travel insurance is mandatory and you are required to obtain it before you begin your trekking. Go for the travel insurance that covers helicopter rescue and medical evacuation even up to 6000 meters. Many insurance policies are limited to 4000 meters only. You must confirm with your insurance company about the nature of coverage your travel insurance policy shall cover. If you are already in Nepal without travel insurance, you need to consult with your travel company in Nepal for assistance in this regard.
What about the packing list for my trekking?
You can look at our comprehensive list for the detailed materials to be included in your packing list. But in general you can include a trekking pole, t-shirts, Khaki cargo pants, sturdy trekking boots, down jacket, waterproof poncho, warm fleece jacket, thermal underwear, wet wipes and thermal sleeping bags. Make sure you are not short of trekking gears and equipments in the mountains. For detailed list, contact us. We love to hear from you.
What kind of permits do I need for trekking?
You require any two of the three kinds of permits- Trekking Information Management System or TIMS, permits to enter national parks or conservation areas, and special permit are the permits we have for trekking in Nepal. Your trekking company shall take care of the kind of permits you shall need during your trek.
What kind of accommodation do we have during our trekking?
Unless you opt for deluxe trekking, the accommodation you shall be utilizing during the trekking is a decent teahouse. In few trekking destinations you may have to go for camping or sleeping in tents. In teahouse trekking we enjoy full board meals prepared by the lodge owners, running water (if not hot water), decent beds to sleep with blankets, and quilts being provided by them. In camping trekking you shall enjoy meals prepared by professional cooks and support staffs, and have a good quality tents to sleep in. Trekker s may also opt for home-stays in villages where such facilities are available to them. For better information on home-stays you need to contact with your trekking company.
How will we tackle with the problem of altitude sickness?
For altitude sickness, you shall be walking at normal pace, slowly and gradually (listen to your body!) while you ascent to higher altitude. Be properly hydrated and follow the standard itinerary and instructions provided by your guides. If symptoms like headache, difficulty in breathing and others occur (be informed about the symptoms and precautions about altitude sickness), convey it to your guide who will assess your condition. If symptoms worsen immediately descend to lower altitude and reach to nearby hospital.
Do I have to face flight delay or cancellation?
May be yes. Because the Himalayan weather can’t be reliable always, you may face flight delay. In monsoon season the problem is more often than in other seasons. To overcome this separate some extra days and prepare accordingly, identify other alternatives to enter and exit a particular trekking destination, and carry some cash to bear expenses in case of emergency.
What about carrying my stuffs during the trek?
If you hire a porter for trekking, you needn’t carry your stuffs. A porter and guide are generally arranged by your trekking company, though you may negotiate for only porter with your trekking company. You may have donkey or yaks to carry your baggage
How will I communicate with my people back in my native place?
The options for communication vary depending upon the trekking route you will be going for. In popular destinations like the Everest region you can find cyber cafes, mobile coverage and local VHF phones for communication. However, if you are going for some more remote destinations, you may have satellite phones as the only option for communication.
Is tipping the guide and porters necessary?
No. Giving tip to the guide and porters is not mandatory, though tipping is customary and always appreciated in Nepal. Your guides and porters will gladly appreciate this gratuity at the end of your trek, which helps them help their families in return. Providing tip to your trekking team is a good way to show your appreciation for their hard work and support to you.

Difficulties rating of Tsum Valley Trekking
A trekkers have to pass Larka pass so trekker should be fit to do this trekking. Maximum altitude of the trek is 5215m, so you should be careful about altitude related risk. To get rid of it please walk slowly and have more water and avoid alcoholic drinks. Please be careful of frost bit and snow blindness. You must take care of your health.

Safe drinking water on Tsum Valley Trekking

Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of environment.

Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items On the Trek
Hydro electricicty or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, ipod, iphone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adoptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Extra Advice for Tsum Valley Trekking
You may see some beautiful and sweet children and you may want to distribute ballons, chocolates, money and pens as many trekkers has feit same. But better not to do so because it encourages them to beg and ask to every trekkers.
In the trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not left any thing anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anythings outside at night.

Garbage Disposal
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbages in the way where dustbin facilities is not available and conserve the environment.

Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-15 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.

Travel Insurance for Tsum Valley Trekking
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet facilities for Tsum Valley Trekking
All the guest houses offers hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge have some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water frozed then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilet are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilet are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin tht is kept inside the toilet.

Tea Houses
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually have two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?

Trekking Planner is a government licensed trekking company in Nepal. You can see photos of legal documents in about us section. We accept your booking under following terms and conditions:

  • Bookings must be done 48 hrs. in advance
  • Free Cancellation
  • No Down payment
  • No Deposit
  • Accept Cash Payment, Bank Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram, or a Credit Card.

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To provide you a reasonable price, we need some number of persons into a group to minimize your cost on hotel, transportation and any other alternation in your itinerary. Departure dates available for online booking are as below where price given is per person and international flight is not included. If given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US so that Trekking Planner will happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

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