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Tsum valley trekking

Tsum valley trekking
Overview

Tsum valley trekking lies in 100 Km northwest from Kathmandu in lap of Manaslu Himal. Tsum Valley is a revered Pilgrimage destination for Buddhist. 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. Tsum valley 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 bio diversity and flora and fauna as well as ancient art – culture. During the 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. As Tsum valley trek has tough geographical conditions, there have been very less development so you can still explore the unique cultures centuries old. Tsum valley trekking can be done any time through out the year.

Why people choose the Tsum valley Trekking?

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 meter with relatively short distances at more relaxed pace. The trail offers basic accommodation along the trekking routes run by the local inhabitants. The trek begins from Arughat and it includes all meals, road-head transport, services of English speaking local trekking guide and porters to carry the luggage. You will only need to carry a day-pack and you can walk at your own pace.

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 trekking grading

Our mystical trek to Tsum valley is suitable for all age people as we go up to 4200m. It is easy trek destination of Nepal where you do not need any experience. However it would be more good to do daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart from your country. Our program have been prepared including rest day and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.

Tsum valley trekking 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

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu Day 02 : Trek preparation day in Kathmandu Day 03 : Drive to Arughat (640m/2,093 ft), 8 hours Day 04 : Trek to Soti Khola (775m/2,534 ft) 6 hours. Day 05 : Trek to Machha Khola (900m/2,943 ft) 5.30 hours. Day 06 : Trek to Jagat (1340m/4,382 ft) 6 hours. Day 07 : Jagat to Lokpa (2260m/7,390 ft), 6 hours. Day 08 : Lokpa to Chumling (2360m/7,717 ft), 7 hours Day 09 : Trek to Rachen Bompa (3300m/10,791 ft), 6 hours.. Day 10 : Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m/12,099 ft), 5:30 hours. Day 11 : Exploration day on Mu Gomba. Day 12 : Trek to Rainjam (2600m.) via Chhule (3347m/10,945 ft), 7 hours. Day 13 : Trek to Gomba Lungdang (3200m/10,464 ft.), 6 hoursDay 14 : Descend to Ripchet village, 6 hours. Day 15 : Trek descend to Lokpa (2240m/7,325 ft), 6 hours. Day 16 : Lokpa to Dobhan (1070m), 7 hours.. Day 17 : Trek descend to Soti Khola (700m), 8 hours. Day 18 : Drive back to Kathmandu city. Day 19 : Departure to Kathmandu (TIA AIRPORT)
Itinerary

Tsum valley trekking detail itinerary

Our trek to Tsum valley is a classical trek route is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike in this trek with relax manner itinerary than take a look this travel plan however if this itinerary is suits you than email us to request tailor made itinerary.

Day 01: Arrived at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B 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 Pasupatinath, holy temple of Hindu where cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and Syambhunath Stupa. And transfer to hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Arughat (640m/2,093 ft), 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 comfortable drive but from there to Arugat for another 4 hours we will be driving on dirty road. Stay overnight at guest house.

Day 04: Trek to Soti Khola (775m/2,534 ft), 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. Stay overnight at guest house.

Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola (900m/2,943 ft), 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. Stay overnight at guest house.

Day 06: Trek to Jagat (1340m/4,382 ft), 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. Stay overnight at guest house..

Day 07: Jagat to Lokpa (2260m/7,390 ft), 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 hill-side 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 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). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Lokpa to Chumling (2360m/7,717 ft), 7 hours

Today, the trek is easy. Our lunch and stay place is 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 ft), 6 hours.

This is a tough and long day of walking but the scenic views of the valley amply compensates for the long walk. Chhokangparo is located at an altitude of 3010m above sea level is situated on a 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 ft), 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 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 big 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 ft), 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 Guest house.

Day 13: Trek to Gomba Lungdang (3200m/10,464 ft.), 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 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 down hill to Ripchet, Ripchet is a big village where there are about 70 familiesa living, its one of the most laid back village in this region, You can find very simple lodges. Stay over night at Ripchet.

Day 15: Trek descend to Lokpa (2240m/7,325 ft), 6 hours.

Trail heads all the way down to Chumling village and then onto Lokpa. You will feel great here having been to 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), 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 to 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), 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 drive to reach Kathmandu. During the Bus / jeep drive, you can pass Dhading Bensi (District head quarters of Dhading). The road completely blacktopped, than 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.

Cost

How much is the tsum valley trek cost?

Tsum valley trek cost we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by Thamel, Kathmandu and of course the trip 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, so let us know the new quote. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights Tourist standard home stay 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.
  • A special gift from our company.

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
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FAQ
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.


Question: Do I need experience to do Tsum valley trek?

Answer: Actually for this kind of trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking if you have about 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 trekking routes the rooms are clean with cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to 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 guest houses along the tsum valey 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 next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for shower along tsum valley trekking?

Answer: Tea house trekking all the lodges they have 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 bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on tsum valley Trekking?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel 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 boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/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 to you bring 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 works 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 mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And 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 porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (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 gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on 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 a 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.

Note:

The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

“What makes this trip 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 the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.

Tsum valley trekking faq

    1. Trip Duration: 18 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Moderate
    3. Max Altitude: 4,460m /14,584 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-20 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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