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Tsum Valley Trek

Explore the Tibetan culture and, Buddhist monasteries

per person from USD 2790

Best Season Best Season March - May & September - Early December
Trip Duration Trip Duration 14 Days, 13 Nights
Trip Difficulty Trip Difficulty Medium
Accomodation Accomodation Hotel in City & lodge in trekking
 Max. Elevation Max. Elevation 3,700m (12,139ft)

Trip Highlights

  • Tsum Valley’s friendly and welcoming locals, that practice traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture
  • Along the way, prayer flags and Mani walls
  • Participate in prayer ceremonies in various monasteries to purify your spirit and mind.
  • Stunning views of mountains like Ganesh Himal and Himal Chuli
  • Wildlife animals like blue sheep, Snow leopard and Himalayan Thar

Introduction

Tsum Valley trek is a remote and culturally Tibetan valley is reached off the Manaslu Circuit trail and can be done as an add-on to the Manaslu Circuit or as a two-week trek in itself. The valley was badly hit by the 2015 earthquake but lodges and monasteries have to rebuild.

The world’s hidden paradise and exotic area Tsum Valley is located along the Tibet border in the northern part of Gorkha district, bordered by Buddha Himal, Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Sringi Himal to the north.

Itinerary

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  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal

    Kathmandu: (1,300m /4,265ft)

    See for yourself if all that you have read and watched on the internet, about the tranquil beauty of Nepal and warm hospitality of Nepalese. After flying through the beautiful view of this trekkers’ paradise, you will meet our company representative at the airport. You must have an impatient heart for a breathtaking adventure. Get ready to experience Nepal up close and personal. But first, we will transfer you to your hotel.

    If you have an early arrival, you may stroll around the hippest and happening area in Thamel, where you can find restaurants with varieties of cuisine to dine.

    This first night in the country, you will be staying in Kathmandu.

  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu, and Preparation Day

    Kathmandu: (1,300m /4,265ft)

    On your second day, you can go sightseeing to some of the famous religious and historical sites of Kathmandu. (Follow the link for more information on sightseeing sites-in-Kathmandu). After exploring this city of temples, you will meet your trekking guide at the hotel. You will be briefed in detail about the trekking adventure. The guide will also assist you with any last-minute shopping that you require for the trek.

    Have a well-rested night at Kathmandu before heading off to the mountains.
    (You can dump the stuff you do not want during the trek at the hotel or our office store.)

  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Machhakhola

    Kathmandu: (1,300m /4,265ft) Machhakhola: (960m /3,051ft)

    We can get an early morning private 4wd Jeep from Kathmandu to Machhakhola (130 km). The ride begins on the Prithvi highway, then through the country roads. You pass many suspension bridges on the way to the elevation of 930m in Machhakhola. The highest elevation today will be 1,300 in Kathmandu from where you will drive towards the lower elevation. overall 8/9 hrs drive, overnight at Machhakhola.

  • Day 04: Trek from Machhakhola to Jagat

    Machhakhola: (960m /3,051ft) Jagat: (1,340m /4,396ft.)

    You will start an early morning trek from Machhakhola to Jagat. Beginning from a steep climb, you will walk past Tatopani (hot spring). You walk with the Budhigandaki River on the way to Jagat, the entry point of Manaslu Conservation Area. Overall 7/8 hrs trek, overnight at Jagat.

  • Day 05: Trek from Jagat to Lokpa

    Jagat: (1,340m /4,396ft.) Lokpa: (2,400m /7,874ft.)

    You will descend towards the river to reach a suspension bridge. Passing a couple of beautiful waterfalls on the way, you will get a peek of the beautiful Shringi Himal Range. The trail descends towards the village of Sirdibas (1420m.) Continuing the trail, you will stop at Lokpa and stay a night there at 2,240 m.

  • Day 06: Trek from Lokpa to Chumling

    Lokpa: (2,400m /7,874ft.) Chumling: 2,386m/ 7,828ft.)

    Today, you will head towards Chumling also known as lower Tsum. You can get the sight of Baudha Himal (6,672 m.) and Ganesh Himal VI on the way. You will also pass three monasteries; Panago Gumba, Mani Dhungyur, and Gurwa Gumba before reaching Chumling at the elevation of 2,386m, around 5 to 6 hrs trek.

  • Day 07: Trek from Chumling to Chhokangparo

    Chumling: 2,386m/ 7,828ft.) Chhokangparo: (3,240m/ 10,629ft.)

    Today we will travel to Chhokangparo, about 3 hours from Chumling, in the upper Tsum valley, which is part of the inner Himalayas. A spectacular view of Baudha Himal and Himal Chuli peaks is seen on the way. Overnight in Chhokangparo.

  • Day 08: Trek from Chhokangparo to Nile/Chule, Visit Milarepa Cave

    Chhokangparo: (3,240m/ 10,629ft.) Nile: (3,361m/ 11026ft.)

    The trail goes past level fields, greeting you with a friendly smile from the farmer and his children. The huge square of Raschen Gomba, the largest Gomba in this region with red roofs, may be observed on the opposite side. On the way to Nile/ Chule from Chhokangparo, you will pass the Milarepa Cave. This Milarepa cave is a sacred cave of Tsum valley which is located at the foot of a rugged hill. With the view of Shiar Khola, Rachen Gumba, and settlements, you reach the Nile where you will stay the night.

  • Day 09: Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa

    Nile: (3,361m/ 11026ft.) Mu Gompa: (3,700m/ 12,139ft.)

    From the village of Nile, about 3 hr walk takes you to Mu Gompa, It is believed that this is the oldest gumba in this region. It is located at the highest and farthest point of Tsum valley. You can view Lungdang Glacier from there. In the evening we will visit the Gomba for evening praying.

  • Day 10: Trek back to Rechan Gomba

    Mu Gompa: (3,700m/ 12,139ft) Rechan Gomba: (3,240m/10,629ft)

    After breakfast, you trek back to Rechan Gomba and stay the night there. Rachen Gomba is the female version of Kathmandu’s renowned Kopan Monastery, which also serves as a Buddhist and Tibetan language school for monks and nuns.

  • Day 11: Trek from Chhokangparo to Gumba Lungdang

    Rechan Gomba: (3,240m/10,629ft) Gumba Lungdang: (3,200m/10,498ft)

    Walking through the dense forest of pine and rhododendron trees, a 5-6 hours trail leads you to Gumba Lungdang. You cross mani walls with prayer flags and walk uphill to reach today’s destination.

    Get excited for your trip to Ganesh Himal Basecamp Tomorrow. Overnight in Gumba Lungdang an elevation of 3200 m.

  • Day 12: Hike to from Ganesh Himal Base Camp

    Ganesh Himal Base Camp: (4,200m/ 13,779ft)

    On this day, you will take a trip to base camp. You will hike to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4,900 m). Then, returning back to Gumba Lungdang and you stay overnight there.

  • Day 13: Trek Gumba Lungdang to Lokpa

    Gumba Lungdang: (3,200m/10,498ft) Lokpa: (2,040m/ 6,692ft)

    The trail from Gumba Lungdang descends its way to Dunje. Then, following the Shiar River, you walk towards Ripchet. You will also walk through a lush narrow gorge on the way. We descend the stairs to Bhatti Ghumlong, which we had passed through a few days before. We’ll reach Lokpa by climbing up through a pine forest.

  • Day 14: Trek from Lokpa to Jagat or Dovan

    Lokpa: (2,040m/ 6,692ft) Jagat: (1,340m /4,396ft.)

    Surrounded by high mountains, today’s trail passes through several villages and beautiful landscapes. You will head towards the elevation of 1070 m. You stay overnight at Dovan, located at the confluence of the Shair River.

  • Day 15: Trek from Dovan to Machhakhola

    Jagat: (1,340m /4,396ft.) Machhakhola: (960m /3,051ft)

    Today is the last day in the trekking trails. You will walk your way back to Machhakhola from where you started the walk. Passing beautiful waterfalls, you reach Sotikhola and continue towards today’s destination. You will stay the night at 930 m. above the sea level at Machhakhola.

  • Day 16: Drive from Machhakhola to Kathmandu

    Machhakhola: (960m /3,051ft) Kathmandu: (1,300m /4,265ft)

    Bidding goodbyes to the trails and your adventure, you hop on your drive back to Kathmandu early morning. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 17: Final Departure

    Kathmandu: (1,300m /4,265ft)

    We will drop you at the airport according to your flight schedule.

    Trekkers Paradise hopes to take you on another exciting trek soon !!

Cost Includes

  • All necessary airport arrival departure as per the itinerary.
  • 3-night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin-sharing basis on BB plan.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing by professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • Private transportation for sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Private 4wd Jeep from Kathmandu to Machhakhola for member & staffs
  • 3 meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mention in the itinerary.
  • Tea, or coffee during the trek.
  • 13 nights at best available nice room in twin sharing basis
  • Professional government license holder English speaking trekking guide and his salary.
  • The required number of porters to carry the luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, transportation, flight, and other necessary equipment.
  • Special Restricted Area Permit for Manaslu (Manaslu RAP)
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP Permit)
  • Private return 4wd Jeep from Machhakhola to Kathmandu for member & staffs
  • Welcome/ Farewell dinner
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Trekkers Paradise’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to/ from Nepal.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days – $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Insurance covers, medical, emergency evacuation, loss, etc.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

Your Map

Train Yourself

Best physical condition is required to trek in Nepal’s high altitude. Without some pre-trek training or a good level of basic fitness, it can be hard. We suggest running, walking, hiking on the hill, climbing stairs rather than elevators to prepare for the trek. Include swimming, rowing, biking in your daily base training.

Basic further experience and strength required for Trekking

  • One should be able to hike for 5-6 hours a day.
  • One should be able to carry 6 kg themselves on a backpack for preparation.
  • We suggest you run about 3/4 miles in the home for the preparation with some load on your back for 1 to 2 months to make your climbing much easier. Or use the treadmill for everyday running and walking.
  • If you have an uphill location/mountain then once a week you should go hiking with a loaded bag pack on your back. If you do not have mountains and high hills then use stairs to go up/down than the elevator.
  • Regular swimming, biking, rowing is also a good way to maintain your physical strength.

FAQs

  • Will someone come after my arrival to pick me up at the airport?

    Yes, the Trekkers Paradise representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying Trekkers Paradise name card with your name on it. You will be moved to the pre-select Hotel after that.

  • Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?

    All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.

  • What is the cost of the visa application process and Visa? Should we apply for a visa from our home country or will we get it at Nepalese Airport? Which documents are important that I should bring with me?

    After landing, you can obtain a visa at Tribhuwan International Airport, furthermore, it will be easier if you are filling up the visa form online (http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa) before taking the flight to Nepal. Entry Visa fees- at present are $ 30 for 15 days, $ 50 for 30 days, and $ 125 for a three-month visa on entry to Nepal.

    You should bring the following essential documents on the trip:

    • Valid Passport: must be valid for up to 6 months.
    • Travel insurance: you need to provide a copy of the insurance paper to Trekkers Paradise before you start the trek.
    • Flight Tickets.
    • Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s bank, insurance, family contacts.
  • When is the best time to travel to Nepal?

    The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and March to May.

  • Are there porters or yaks carrying the luggage or are we supposed to be carrying it alone?

    Our porters, who are honest and experienced, will look after your luggage while on the trek. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like a camera, water bottle, sun cream, money, etc. Normally, we assign one porter to carry the luggage of two trekkers.

  • What type of Permit do I need for the Tsum Valley Trek?

    • Special Restricted Area Permit for Manaslu (Manaslu RAP)
    • Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP Permit)
    • TIMS Permit
  • How long does it take to trek Tsum Valley Trek?

    The trek can be completed within 10 to 14 days however the length of the trek depends on the weather, the trekker’s ability to walk, how long they take to acclimatize, whether they want to take side trips to famous places nearby like Manaslu Circuit Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek.

  • Is Tsum Valley safe to trek?

    The only potential hazard during the trek is the possibility of altitude sickness to reduce the chances of it we suggest a single day for acclimatization. You will also be guided by an experienced trekking guide and assisted by local porters, who are there to take care of you during your trek.

  • What are the facilities available in case of emergencies during the trek?

    In case you suffer from altitude sickness or any other problems, we will offer you the doctor’s prescribed medicines according to the type of problem facing you. We will descend you and incise of extreme cases, you will get rescued by the helicopter.

  • Is Tsum Valley Trek difficult?

    This trek is a medium to difficult trek. The physical condition of the trekker has a lot to do with the Tsum Valley Trek medium. This trek is one of the medium treks in Nepal that takes you through the remote villages of the Himalayan region of Manaslu & Chhekemparo.

  • Can I add extra days to my Trekking Trip?

    Yes, it is absolutely possible to add some more days to the trip. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.

  • What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?

    • Take off your shoes before entering a temple or one’s home
    • Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple
    • Taking photographs inside most temples are considered illegal
    • Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects, and including Nepali people.
    • Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel
  • Are Trekkers Paradise’s staff insured?

    Yes, all the staff of Trekkers Paradise including guides and porters are insured to recover any kinds of casualties.

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