Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley Trek

Duration
18 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    3700 m
  • Group Size
    Min. 2 Pax
  • Best Time
    March - May & Sept - Dec 

Trip Overview

Tsum valley is a beautiful valley that lies in the backdrop of Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, Buddha ranges and Himchuli. It is one of the best valleys known for the mystic beauty it possesses. The word “Tsum” in itself means vivid which resembles the vibrancy in culture, history and natural beauty that the place beholds. The wild nature, lush forests, hills and the unique Buddhism culture prevalent in this region in the shade of mountains is a treasure that makes this valley a hidden gem in Manaslu region of Nepal. The Tsum valley trek was opened recently in 2008 and it is still untouched by any kind of adulteration and modernization in its natural glory or cultural richness.

As per Buddhist mythology, Tsum valley is believed to be the same place where a Buddhist saint named Guru Milarepa had mediated during his travel to let the world know about the preachings of Lord Buddha and Buddhism. Owning to its history and belief of the people, the place is considered holy and many artistic monasteries are built in this valley. The prevalence of Buddhism can be seen in the prayer flags, Mani walls, monasteries and stupas that we come across during our journey. We pay our visit to monasteries like Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa and Lungdang Gompa during our trek.

Situated in northern Gorkha, the people residing in this area are mostly of Tibetan origin who possess and speak in their own unique dialect. The drawings of deities carved on the stones are found on the way which are unique in its own way. Kyimu Lung is a famous pilgrimage circuit in the Trans Himalaya region in that area. This pilgrimage circuit is a centre for learning and meditation. Apart from the cultural and natural splendour, the richness in diversity of flora and faunas cannot be overshadowed. The valley is popular for Himalayan Thar and Blue Sheep. You may encounter one of them if lucky. The area is restricted for any kind of hunting, fishing or slaughtering of animals and is a home to many other endangered species of birds and animals. Tsum valley is a very well preserved destination that will make your vacation worth it.

Join Nepal Hiking Team to live to liveliness in natural and cultural splendour in the hidden valley of Tsum.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour

Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola (710m/2328ft) via Arughat (695m/2280ft) Duration: 8-9 hrs

Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (900m/2952ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs

Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1340m/4395ft) Duration: 6 hrs

Day 06: Trek to Lokpa in Tsum Valley (2,240m)- 6 hours walking

Day 07: Trek to Chumling in Tsum Valley (2386m)

Day 08: Trek to Chhokang Paro in Tsum Valley

Day 09: Trek to Nile in Tsum Valley (3360m)

Day 10: Trek to Mu Gompa in Tsum Valley

Day 11: Trek to Rachen in Tsum Valley

Day 12: Trek to Chumling in Tsum Valley

Day 13: Trek to Lokpa (2240m)

Day 14: Trek back to Jagat.

Day 15: Trek back to Lapubesi (884m)

Day 16: Trek to Soti Khola and drive back to Kathmandu

Day 17: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Surface transfer from Kathmandu – Arughat by private jeep and Arughat to Soti Khola by local jeep and return back to Kathmandu
  • Tsum valley trekking permits (Tsum valley is in restricted zone, we need a special permit to visit this area)
  • Manaslu conservation fees
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit
  • Government taxes and office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic Inc. water, coke, fanta etc.
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)

Cost & Dates

Group tours are unavailable for this trip, however, you can opt for the private trip. The private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with your query now.

Reviews

Jeff, North America Just got back from Nepal a couple of days ago, where my partner and I were doing an Everest Base Camp Trek assisted by Nepal Hiking Team. Their service couldn't have been better. I started planning this trip last Spring and looked at numerous trekking companies. Chose NHT due to the tremendously positive reviews on them, the professionalism of their website, and the quick response I got from Ganga when I sent an initial inquiry via their website -- he phoned me within a few hours, apparently as soon as the morning had come round to Nepal (given the time difference between North America and Nepal). He was extremely helpful and responsive from the start, all the way through the completion of our trek and the last couple of days back in Kathmandu. Our guide for the trek, Bhim, couldn't have been more helpful and took very good care of us and kept us safe. The whole operation and experience couldn't have been more positive.
Marcel, South Africa We recently returned from an EPIC trekking adventure to Everest Base Camp with the Nepal Hiking Team. Due to some time restraints we trekked on the cusp of the season, started our trek on 30th Aug, and returned to Kathmandu on the 10th of Sept, and what a great decision that was! The weather was amazing, we had most of the tea-houses to ourselves, our guides were on their first trip after the second wave of the covid 19. So it was great for them as well to witness everything as if for the first time. If you prefer a more 'quiet' trek, then I would recommend going on the cusp of the season! Our guide Raj of Nepal Hiking Team, did everything in his power to make the trip a most memorable trip and our wonderful porter who's name happens to be 'Love' totally lived up to his name! I cannot thank the Nepal Hiking Team enough for all their prep work, the guide's knowledge and caring for our welfare, and Ganga, the father of the group who personally met us at the airport and made sure that all our needs were met. What a great team, I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for your future Himalayan trekking!
Raymond Low, Singapore Nepal Hiking Team provide an excellent guide to me when I hiked Everest Base Camp. My guide, Mr. Prakesh Rai, is very professional and caring... He always gives me very informative replies whenever I have a question or two about the terrain which we are trekking, the history of certain towns or places we passed by or stayed...He is always asking how I am (my old right ankle injury came back)...and will help me carry my load.... We had a good time together especially when we take photographs of the awesome scenery.....He works tirelessly and would be a concern for my diet and always asked me if I had enough of food, hows my leg was, and whether feeling ok especially when we are going towards a higher altitude..... We had a wonderful acclimatization climb and he is always observing me how I am doing. Nepal Hiking Team rocks!.... And I would sincerely recommend my friends to this group..... It’s simply awesome!... Thank you Nepal Hiking team and it's truly a great experience traveling with your professional guide!
Yang, Singapore It was an awesome experience in Nepal, in which a big part of my trip was covered in the mountain, thank to NHT. Ganga, the company manager has been engaging since my enquiry and very efficient and patient with all my queries. They are flexible to customize to my needs due to my planned itinerary besides hiking. They also made arrangement for airport pick up and Ganga met me in person in my lodge to go through the procedures and discussion. 2 days prior to the trek it was raining heavily and many flights were cancelled. We were lucky to tag along a rescue helicopter to Lukla, also thank to Ganga's arrangement. When we arrived at the start point, we were welcome by the friendly guide and porters. My relationship with Gurung, the guide was very good, he took care of me every single bit of the trip, as I was a slow walker in the team. He would check our conditions from time to time to ensure our well beings. Gurung and I joked around in the tea houses and we made many friends and some exchange of cultural knowledge. I was not well when I returned from Base Camp. We discussed and we decided that an evacuation was needed. Gurung visited me in the hospital and sent me back to the hotel after discharge. I had a farewell lunch with him. Ganga and Hari, the 2 managers visited me on the 2 days and they even sent me to the hospital again for report collection. Hari also sent me to the airport on my departure day. I have total satisfaction and heart-felt appreciation for Nepal Hiking Team. There were other companies who tried to compromise prices and quality but not NHT, who insisted on quality and care above all. I'm back in Singapore safely. And they are keeping in contact with me on some follow-ups. I truly want to recommend you this company for their awesome service given the reasonable if not attractive price! This trip was so awesome although I had some hiccups on my decent. I miss Nepal alot, and the friendship shared.
Stephen, Australia I finished the ABC and Bhutan Tours with Nepal Hiking Team and had a very good time. It was a great pleasure dealing with Balaram and Ganga. They are extremely professional, flexible, and accommodating. prior to the trip, I had been constantly emailing Balaram with my questions, whether or not they are directly related to the trek. Balaram was always extremely responsive with detailed answers and he was always patient. When I first got to Kathmandu, both Ganga and Balaram met me at the hotel to greet me. Throughout the trip, they constantly checked up with the guide to make sure that everything went okay. Overall, the trek was well organized and I can say with confidence that the team has done their best to ensure that my needs were met. I am already thinking about coming back to Nepal for my next trek and I will certainly go with Nepal Hiking Team again.