Manaslu Tsum Valley Short Trek: 16 Days

"Tsum Valley is one of the best off-the-beaten-track routes in Manaslu area in Nepal. It is known for its History of Buddhism and Spectacular views of the Majestic Mountains."
Good to Know
  • Duration 16 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 3700m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Trekking, Historical And Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec


  • Adventure in between massif Mt. Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range of peaks.
  • Daily scenic views of dramatic landscapes of rolling green hills and mountains.
  • On the least explored areas of remote and isolated Tsum valleValleyappiness.
  • Explore the impressive Tsum traditional culture of the ancient heritage of Buddhism.
  • Visit the undisturbed pristine wilderness around Tsum Valley with great scenery.
  • Trek to Mu Gompa the highest settlement of Tsum areas of great importance.
  • Walk from low warm areas to cooler alpine woodland to arid and barren terrain.

Advantage of booking Tsum valley short trek with Trekking Planner Nepal

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Introduction: Manaslu Tsum Valley Short Trek 2024-2025

Manaslu Tsum Valley is a divine Himalayan pilgrimage valley in the Manaslu area in Nepal. It lies in the northern part of the Gorkha that leads to the border with Tibet. It is rich in ancient art, culture, and religion. This is one of the best valleys known for its mystic beauty.

One of the hidden gems of Nepal, the remote and untouched Manaslu Tsum Valley is set against the majestic backdrop of the towering mountains. Such as the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges.

This hidden secluded restricted area is home to the ancient Tibetan Culture and religion inhabited by Tibetan people. The valley is known as the Beyal Kyimolung the valley of happiness. This was first described by Guru Rimpoche in the 18th century. Due to the history and beliefs of the people, the place is considered holy and divine.

One can notice many artistic monasteries built in this valley. The prevalence of Buddhism can be seen in the prayer flags. As it is adorned with Mani walls, monasteries, and stupas that we come across during our journey.

Besides cultural and natural splendor, the richness in diversity of flora and fauna cannot be overlooked. The valley is popular for Himalayan Thar and Blue Sheep. Tsum Valley Short Trekking trail route is a very well-preserved destination that will make your vacation rewarding. Trekking Planner provides a relevant itinerary and a well-organized team for discovering this area.

This is indeed an adventurous trek that allows you to explore the Tibetan culture, and witness nature’s beauty. Trekkers may also try other trekking packages we offer like Manaslu Circuit Trek and Tsum Valley Manaslu circuit Trek.

How does the Manaslu Tsum Valley Short Trek start and end?

Tsum Valley's trekking trail begins with an exciting overland drive that reaches the Gorkha district in the town of maccha Khola. Once here the trail climbs the Budi Gandaki valley upstreams. It then goes past the mix of green terrains and various villages. As you continue trekking, it takes you through blooming rhododendron and pine forests.

The walk gradually leads into interesting farm villages and lovely forested areas. From here our route diverts from the main Manaslu trail to reach remote areas of Tsum valley. The route is adorned with prayer flags and mani walls that indicate the Buddhist culture. Moving ahead you get to behold glimpses of local wildlife such as the blue sheep or the Himalayan Thar. Next, you will be heading higher to the end at Mu Gompa. After having a marvelous time while trekking you will make an overnight stop around the Tsum villages.

After an enjoyable and impressive visit to the Tsum Valley region, you prepare for a return journey. The journey leads you on the same route for you to enjoy the fascinating areas on the way. After having a good look at it you head back to Kathmandu with an awesome experience and adventure on Short Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking.

Is the Tsum Valley Manaslu Region Short Trek Difficult?

Tsum Valley Trek is of Moderate to Adventurous grade due to the touch of high altitude. At times it reaches an elevation of above 3,700 m / 12,139 ft high. The walk is not that difficult but leads to high climbs and steep descent with few gradual walking paths.

Physical fitness requirement for Short Tsum Valley Trekking

Tsum Valley is a challenging short trek where you often have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking. But if you have any kind of previous trekking knowledge it will be an advantage. The only difficult part is if you get altitude sickness as it might affect your body. Hence it is always advisable to prepare yourself physically in advance before trekking. You can do it by building on your stamina and fitness levels.

Climate and Weather around Manaslu and Tsum Valley

Climate and Weather depend upon the seasons. Around mid-spring, the weather is fine and clear with more bright sunny days. But it can get colder in the late afternoon, at night as well in the early morning before sunrise. The minimum temperature ranges from -05 degrees Celsius to a maximum of + 20 and above.

High altitude gets bright sun with strong UV, so trekkers need sun-screen and sun hats. September to early November is bright and beautiful. Although the sun reaches late due to the autumn season. But, the day remains nice and clear. It gets quite windy in the afternoon time, and cold at night and morning time.

The minimum temperature ranges from -10 degrees to a maximum of + 20 degrees. The sunlight is shorter during the autumn months and it gets dark soon by 6 p.m.

Best Time and season for a short Tsum Valley Trek

March to May- Spring
This is the best time of the season to trek in the majestic Valley. The weather is very favorable throughout the trek. Stunning views of Mt. Manaslu and glaciers will be seen. Temperatures may start increasing from the mid of March. With clear skies, Snow Mountains are visible and are at their best. Many trekkers find this to be the best time. On the trail, the rhododendron flowers will be blooming at their best with a variety of colors and shades.

September to November- Autumn
This is also the second-best season for Tsum Valley Short Manaslu Trek.This season is the peak time for trekking due to its favorable weather conditions. As the monsoon slowly ends, a perfect trekking climate sets itself. The sky remains clear offering amazing views of the mountains. Tourists in this season are also attracted by the main festival of Nepal. The festival of Dashain and Tihar by and large falls in these months. November is the busy season as it is the clearest month with sparkling days.  From December, the temperature starts to get cold and begins to snow.

Best climate & weather for manaslu trekking

Important Note

  • Trip departures are available every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip per your needs, please contact us.
  • This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or with your family.
  • Have a big group? We can accommodate all of your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • We accept instant bookings and online payment

Local Culture and Religion around Manaslu Tsum Valley Region:

The inhabitants of Tsum valley have a strong faith in Buddhism. They pray to Buddha, Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava), and some bodhisattvas. One can find prayer flags, khata, or Mani walls installed everywhere around. The locals light butter lamps in monasteries and believe in the reincarnation of Lamas. The great festival 'Losar' is the most prominent and is celebrated in the Manaslu circuit.

Is Travel Insurance required for Manaslu Tsum Valley Region trek?

Travel insurance is important if you plan to trek to the Tsum Valley area. While trekking to Tsum Valley, you may face various problems. Such as altitude sickness, accidents, harsh weather, and flight cancelation. Get yourself insured and trek in a positive frame of mind.

It is always better to buy travel insurance. You can buy it from any insurance provider in your area. It is preferable to buy insurance from local firms so that you can follow up and file a claim.

Altitude Sickness during Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking

While trekking to the Tsum Valley you might experience low oxygen levels as you go higher. As a result, trekkers tend to experience mild symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS). But, it should be easy to prevent acute mountain sickness. You only need to acclimatize.

Washing and Toilet facilities at the trail

Due to the cold climate and longer duration of walks washing generally becomes difficult.  Trekkers generally skip washing clothes. Apart from, a few smaller inner-wear. Only during the rest day with time for washing in hand, it can be carried out.  The laundry services are not available on this trek. But you can ask for warm water to do your own washing if required.

Toilets around the lodge in the villages are common with squatting facilities.  It is generally a common toilet with a hole to squat. It continues till you reach Tilje at the end of the trekking.

Accommodation at Tsum Valley

Depending upon the availability, you will be staying overnight in a tea house/lodge. Either option offers basic services with a twin shared/private room and a common washroom. You might get services like a hot shower and charging facilities in some villages.

Communication facilities during this trek

Getting communication facilities during the Short Tsum Valley Trek is not challenging. But there are a few things to be considered. You will get to use the internet, and Wifi service at lower altitudes. But, once you reach high altitudes communication will be a bit difficult. Depending on the kind of network you use, the signal might not be strong due to the high altitude. At your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card. (Most of the places have wifi service available at an extra cost) for good connection.

Electricity and water facilities during the trek

Electricity for recharge is available in the Tsum Valley Region lodges. You can recharge your camera and mobile. But, you need to pay extra for the services.

You can either buy bottled mineral water from local lodges or en-route shops. Or fill your bottle with boiled water at an extra cost. Trekking Planner Nepal provides water purification pills if you need them. It is always advisable not to drink water directly from the river, tap, or wells in the trekking region. It might appear to be pure and drinkable but might be contaminated, and harmful to drinking.

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While it is our intention to adhere to the Tsum Valley Trekking route as described. But there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary. On a few occasions, it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable.

The Trip Details document is a general guide to the trekking tour and region. Any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee. It may be visited or encountered is not a compulsion.  Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations. It is a possibility to vary due to local circumstances

  • AccommodationHotel moonlight/ Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel
  • Mealswelcome dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,350 m / 4,430 ft

You will be arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. One of our airport representatives will pick you up at the arrival gate. Soon you will be transferred to your hotel room.

After checking into your rooms you get time to relax. Later in the afternoon you will be meeting your trekking guide. He will brief you about your onward trekking journey in detail. us. In the evening a welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant is held in your honor. You will get to enjoy the Folk Cultural program of Nepal along with a nice authentic dinner. Overnight at a hotel.

  • AccommodationHotel moonlight/ Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,350 m / 4,430 ft

After an early morning's breakfast you will board a vehicle for a sightseeing tour. You will be exploring the culturally rich capital city of Nepal and its heritage. The main attractions of this sightseeing are the ancient Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath.

It is also known as the Monkey Temple, known for its unique blend of Hinduism and Buddhism culture. Next you will be heading towards the Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world. You will notice the Tibetan communities, Sherpas and tourists circumambulating around it.

Similarly you will then visit the Hindu sacred pilgrimage of Pashupatinath Temple. It is an interesting complex which houses several small temples, and ancient heritage. One can observe the open cremation at the bank of holy Bagmati River.

 It is a bustling place where you will come across sadhus draped in saffron and holding trident. A great sight to watch and feel divine. Later you will be driving back to your hotel room at the end of the day.  Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time930 m / 3,051 ft

Wake up early morning for a fulfilling breakfast. After breakfast begin the fascinating overland journey to Nepal's Mid-West region.  The mode of transportation is either a bus or a private jeep. Both of which provide an opportunity to observe Nepalese scenic country farm life. You will drive along the river like Trishuli, and Budigandaki, and pass through many waterfalls to reach Soti Khola. After a quick stop at Soti Khola continue driving towards Maccha Khola. 

On the way, you will pass through a prominent waterfall named Nauli Jharana which can be a photographic place of interest. You will walk along the Budi Gandaki river side passing along various settlements like Khursani Bari and Labu Besi. Lunch is served at either of these destinations. If lucky visitors can also see wild monkeys (Langur) around these areas. Upon reaching Maccha Khola guide from Trekking Planner Nepal handles logistics at the check post. After that settle in an accommodation place, rest, and wait for dinner. Stay overnight in Maccha Khola.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,410 m/4,625 ft

The trail from this small village leads into interesting farm villages and fields. From here the vegetation changes slowly. You will be walking ahead to cross a stream heading upwards. This leads you upstream towards Khola-Bensi village and at Tatopani 'hot spring'.

This is an opportunity for you to take a hot dip and feel relaxed. After taking a nice short break you continue walking. Soon you will pass through the villages of Dovan and Yaruphant.  Following the trail you reach a place called Jagat. It is a moderate sized farm village with many shops and stores. You will be making an overnight stop here  Overnight in a lodge.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2,200m/7,217 ft

Today, you will be leaving Jagat behind to reach Lakuwa. The walk leads to higher areas passing through scattered farm villages. You then make a short climb and go downhill. In doing so you will cross over a bridge to reach Nagjet and Philim. This is a large village with spread-out farm houses.

After Philim you walk through farm terraces of golden fields of wheat and barley. Next,a climb on a rocky ridge leads you on top into the bamboo forest area. Overnight at a lodge

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2,386 m/7,828 ft

Today in the morning the walk heads to our first highlights of the adventure at Tsum. The route enters a narrow gorge with short descend and uphill climb. It then takes you into the rhododendron and pine tree forest.

Walking past the small farm villages you will make a climb above the Lungwa Khola.  Next you reach the village of Chumling . This is the place where you will be making your overnight stop.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,010 m/ 9,875 ft

The 7th day of your Tsum Valley Trekking is all about gaining altitude. In doing so you come across massive peaks of well known mountain peaks. Such as the Ganesh Himal peaks towards east and Manaslu in the western direction. From here your walk proceeds through villages and landscapes. The terrain here looks similar to the Tibetan windswept plateau.

Further ahead the walk leads on downhill path to cross a bridge over Smatiking Khola. While crossing over the bridge the views of Ganesh Himal in sight is refreshing. It is also known as Yangra that sits at an elevation of 7,422 m. Next you will be reaching the village of Chokhanparo for overnight stop.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,361 m/11,026 ft

After a wonderful overnight stop at Chokanparo, you make a move on. Today your route leads towards the upper Tsum area at Nele (Ne-lay). It begins with an uphill climb onto a wide open valley. It is a windswept terrain with only a few small trees of juniper and willow. It has an amazing adaptability to survive around this rough and arid country.

The walk continues uphill with views of Ganesh and Manaslu Himal. After a wonderful walk and scenic walk you will be reaching at Nele for an overnight stop. While in Nele you get time to visit an old holy meditation cave.

This cave dates back to the 11 th Century dedicated to Saint Milarepa. The saint is famous and popular among Buddhist communities as a poet, singer, and a  tantric guru. The folktales and songs are still remembered by Tibetans and Buddhist followers.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,700 m/12,139 ft

This morning is exciting and poses a challenging adventure. As you will be walking towards the highest point of the adventure at Mu Gompa. While walking you continue to climb higher within the arid terrain. This terrain offers amazing views of high peaks on the way to Mu Gompa for an overnight stop.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,700 m/12,139 ft

The 11th day of Tsum Valley Trekking is meant for rest and exploration. It is a relaxing day for you to spend time and explore the inner areas around the high valley of Tsum. It is an interesting traditional village. It is home to one of the oldest Mu Gompa with ancient antique idols, and relics. This happens to be one of the most important monasteries of the Tsum and Manaslu area.

This village of upper Tsum is located on the route to the Tibet border. This is least frequented by foreign trekkers and adventurers. It is a great place to enjoy the scenery and culture in complete natural surroundings.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3,240 m/10,629 ft

After spending a quality time at Mu Gompa, you prepare for a return journey. The journey leads you to another impressive monastery at Rachen Gompa. The walk from here is set on a nice trail with some short climbs and downhill descents. It then passes few small scattered farm villages of cattle herders to reach Rachen Gompa. The Rachen Gompa is a monumental place that showcases historical and religious artifacts. Not only that, it contains important statues of famous Gurus. Out of which one is dedicated to the  Sakaymuni Buddha. Overnight at a lodge.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2,386 m/7,828 ft

Today is probably your last day around Tsum valley. The morning walk is a long descent. The trail then passes through farm areas and then back into tree lines. Taking a long downhill walk of 6 hours you will reach Chumling village. You will be making a last overnight stop around Tsum.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,590 m/5,216 ft

You will prepare to leave the village of Chumling. Today's morning walk is a  downhill descent. You will be following the river downstream with views of waterfalls in your sight. From here you will then reach the village of Samba.

Followed by Tingding Chhupyang till it finally reaches the Philim village. This is a nice farm village that has a school supported by the Japanese people. As Mt Manaslu was first climbed by the Japanese making it one of the favorites among the Japanese. Overnight at a lodge.

  • AccommodationTea house/Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1, 240 m/4,068 ft

Today we are in for a descent after crossing the Budi gandaki river to the destined place of Mache Khola. At first you pass through the villages of Sridibas, Salleri,and jagat. Walk further descends at Yaruphant. From here it goes to the   lower area with dramatic change in vegetation. The trail of a good 6 hours walk leads you to the place of a hot spring called tatopani. It is a small farm village with a hot spring for you to enjoy the hot springs and relax.

The locals believe that the spring water has a natural  healing power. It is understood that it cures various diseases and wounds. Next you make a move on from here at a gradual pace to reach Mache Khola. Overnight at a lodge.

  • AccommodationHotel moonlight/ Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel
  • MealsBreakfast+Lunch+Farewell Dinner

You will be getting up early in the morning for an overland journey back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathamndu.

    Last day in amazing Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time for backward bound or to respective countries.

    Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing time and adventure on Tsum Valley Trekking.

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    Trip Map
    Manaslu Tsum Valley Short Trek: 16 Days Map
    What's Included
    • All airport pick up drop by private vehicle.
    • Welcome and farewell dinner in Authentic Restaurant.
    • 03 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation with breakfast at 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle (entrance fees extra).
    • 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 lodge 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.
    • We provide assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size.
    • Safe drinking water.
    • first add kid box.
    • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, Ti-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
    • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
    • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trekking(Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible.
    • All applicable government and local taxes as per the itinerary.
    What's Excluded
    • Nepal Visa fee.
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
    • 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.
    Departure Dates
    • This trip departs every day of the year.
    • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip as per your needs. Please get in touch with us.
    • This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure date and booking date.
    • The trip is available for solo, private, and Group travelers.
    • The trip can be booked by a big group as well. We can provide services for student groups, family groups, and other prominent groups of up to 60-80 trekkers and travelers.
    • If the given date is not appropriate for you, please get in touch with us
    • Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you.
    • We recommend you reserve a seat by booking with us immediately for a beautiful experience.
    • Call/email now for a private trip, [email protected], Mobile +977-9851071767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp, WeChat, and Viber.
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    Departure DateDeparture DateApr 27, 2024 May 12, 2024Trip StatusTrip StatusAvailablePriceStarting fromUS$1198
    Essential Info

    Equipment and Gear List

    trekking iconGeneral

    • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
    • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
    • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

    HeadUpper Body

    • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
    • warm woolen hat
    • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
    • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
    • Polarized sunglasses


    • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
    • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
    • Waterproof rain jacket
    • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
    • Fleece jacket or down jacket

    PantLower Body

    • thermals inner
    • Hiking pants at least 3
    • Comfortable pants for teahouses
    • Waterproof, windproof shell
    • Hiking shorts


    • Woolen gloves for the tea house
    • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk


    • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
    • Hiking socks
    • Liner socks
    • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
    • Crampons (For passes)
    • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
    • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

    UndergarmentsUndergarments and inner wears

    • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
    • Sports bras (women)
    • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

    MedicineFirst Aid Kits and Medications

    • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
    • Lip balm or Vaseline
    • ointment cream
    • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
    • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

    (Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.)

    Other essentialsOther Essentials

    • Passport
    • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
    • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
    • water bladder for the day bag
    • small towel for personal use
    • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
    • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
    • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
    • Power bank or extra batteries
    • Cameras and mobile phone
    • Cards/book
    • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
    • Trekking poles
    • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
    • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
    • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
    • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
    • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
    • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
    • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
    • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
    • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
    • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

    Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

    • While on the trek, you can make use of internet service. These services are available at the lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends from the lodges that you stay in. At higher altitudes communication can be made only through the phone. This is due to safety reasons.

    • Yes, all our trips are guaranteed and run as per the scheduled itinerary. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants. We do arrange trips for one person as well as a private trip at an additional minimal cost. You can gather all the required information or inquire while booking with us.

    • Yes, of course, with Nepal Trekking Planner you can customize the trek itinerary. We are flexible in our approach. You can design the itinerary according to your requirements and let us know.

    • It is necessary to be with an experienced and licensed guide. A guide will instruct you and help you explore the best of this trek and take good care as well. Whereas if you go trekking without a guide then you won't get to know the things you need to explore. Besides that, you might face several problems on the trail.

      Moreover, to enhance the comfort of trekking, you might need porters to carry your loads too. Hence trekking with guides and porters is always advisable and a better option.

    • Not finding hospitals while trekking to Tsum Valley is very difficult. Instead, there are several health posts along the trail. These health posts provide basic medical facilities to cure general illnesses. It is advisable to carry your regular medicines with you if you are using it.

    • You may or may not get altitude sickness it depends upon the situation. Even if you get it you need not panic. With proper acclimatization and health care, it can be avoided. Besides, you will always have the help and guidance of the trekking staff. With their knowledge of mountains you shouldn’t worry at all

    • Your safety is of paramount importance. Hence getting Travel Insurance is compulsory before joining any of our trips. It protects you in case of unexpected events that might occur and impact your travel. There are varieties of Travel insurance policies. Ensure that your insurance policy covers helicopter rescue and medical treatment expenses.

    • You will get good access to electricity while trekking in the Tsum Valley region. You can charge it using electricity or solar energy. This is available at lodges and tea houses. However, you can only get access to the two-pin adapter. Thus it is good to bring a conversion plug or another converter if your device is not compatible.

    • It generally depends on the kind of sickness you get. If you get sick while trekking to a higher altitude you need to rest at lower altitudes. You will need a rest day or two for a complete recovery.

      If you are on a private or solo trip you can discuss and decide with a guide. It all depends upon the undermining health status that you are in.

      If you are trekking in a group then this option would be limited. So make sure and discuss with the guide if you can be with the group later on.

    • The Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley. It lies in the northern district of Gorkha, Nepal. It lies against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, and Boudha ranges. This serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture, and religion.

    • Bottled water is available at the lodges and teahouses. You can buy it both at lower elevations and higher elevations by paying cash.

      If you are planning to drink normal water all the way during the trek you can but with a bit of precaution. You need to purify the water with the purification tablets which is necessary. You can bring your own purifier or can purchase it while in Kathmandu.

    • The best time to trek Tsum Valley Trek is early-October to November and March to April. These are the prime season for most of the trekking destinations in Nepal. During this time, the weather is very comfortable; neither very cold nor very hot

    • At the lower altitude villages, the guest houses provide the facilities of hot showers.

      Whereas at higher elevations, warm water in the bucket is provided. For all the above showers you need to pay extra for that. Please be aware that the higher you go the hot shower will be expensive.

    • No, because most of the lodges serve vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning. Eating heavy meals and non-vegetarian meals at high altitudes is not safe for the stomach.

    • The guest houses during the trek may cook a delicious range of vegetarian varieties. While on the trekking routes, there aren’t many facilities for varied food items. You will be served only dal (lentils) – bhat (rice) along with vegetable curries.

      Each day dinner and breakfast are provided at a lodge that you stay in. At other times you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guides will help you to stop by at the best possible places to eat.

      The Tsum Valley region does not have a well-established infrastructure. The food and meals here are simple. The locals like Tibetan bread, dal bhat, Tsampa porridge, etc.

    • Tsum Valley Trek is of Moderate to Adventurous grade. This appears so due to its high altitude reaching above 3,700 m / 12,139 ft high. Walking is not that difficult but it has various high climbs and steep descents that make it a bit hard. It also involves a few gradual walking paths.

    • There are only a few places where hot showers and Wi-Fi are available during this trek. You can get these facilities in places like Chhekampar and Nile village.

    • The people living in the Tsum Valley are of Tibetan origin. They have their own ancient form of dialect, culture, religion, and art. The settlements are far away from modern mainstream developments.

    Client Reviews
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      Just wow!

      What an incredible experience this was! Nirmal was a wonderful guide who was very kind and knowledgeable and we always felt that we were in good hands. Can’t wait to one day come back and do it again!

      JamiePoland,Dec 06, 2023
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      Excellent Trip with an Amazing Company!

      I absolutely recommend Trekking Planner! Dipak and his team are truly committed to providing their clients with an incredible experience. They covered all the details from start to finish, and ensured we had the trip of a lifetime.

      Dipak was highly responsive to our emails during the planning process, responding within 24 hours (often sooner) and providing us with all the info we needed to prepare. He and Prajwal were wonderful hosts during our time in Kathmandu.

      We did the Tsum Valley trek with Binod (our guide) and Uttam (our porter). They took such good care of us. Binod was a wonderful guide. We learned so much about the area and the culture while on our trek. He was funny, kind, and encouraging (he even literally held my hand when I almost panicked while crossing a particularly steep section of the trail). His positive energy and attitude were contagious, and made the trip extra special. Uttam was a fantastic porter. He was incredibly friendly and warm. The two of them truly went above and beyond for us - we loved the games that they taught us to play during our down time at the teahouses. The four of us became like a little "trekking family" during the course of our 13 days.

      This is a company that truly cares. I am so grateful we chose them, and we'll definitely go with them again on our next trip to Nepal (which is hopefully sooner rather than later)!

      psych101United States,Dec 20, 2019
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