TSUM VALLEY TREK

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destination Manaslu
duration 16 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Manaslu
max altitude 4,500m
group size 2-15
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season Autumn/Spring

TSUM VALLEY TREK

Tsum Valley,( Hidden Valley) located at the altitude of 1905 to 5093 meters, is one of the culturally fascinating tourist destinations of Nepal.

It is known as the 'Hidden Valley' which Boasts Baudha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south and Siringi Himal to the North. This includes two remote villages, the development committee Chumling ( Lower Tsum ) and Chhekampar ( Upper Tsum ). The Place is untouched by modernization where visitors can see immaculate state and remoteness and ancient ruins. The Famous Kimo Lung, a pilgrimage circuit in the central Trans Himalaya, is well known for its centers of learning and meditation.

A tranquil valley acquainted with Tibet, natural beauty and its pristine culture make the trekking unique in this Place. Upper Tsum area is the main populated zone of Buddhists, and local people are mostly of Tibetan origin and speak a unique dialect. Trails are strewn with many boulders and walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with deities and prayers. The Tsum Valley consists of a long history of Buddhism.

There is a different way to reach the place. 

Highlights of Tsum Valley Trek

  • The scenic drive from Kathmandu to Arughat.
  • A unique culture blend of Nepalese and Tibetan Peoples.
  • Stunning view of Mt. Manaslu, Himchuli, Ganesh Himal and many more mountains.
  • scared caves and Buddhist MonasteriesPasses through Numerous villages the one that is found in the hills and mountains are of Nepal.
  • Deep gorges and colorful ancient monasteries along the way.
  • High altitude trek to Mu Gumpa 3,700m.

ITINERARY

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One night.
3-star Hotel

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, after completion of our custom formalities (Visa, etc), Sherpa Expedition and Trekking representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer to hotel. Depending on time if we have enough time we will hang around Thamel and buy some necessary gears. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner and a short briefing.

6 to 7 hours.
Guest House

Kathmandu to Gorkha by drive 6-7hrs, we have to public bus or by car take to lunch on the way and break off. Overnight Arughat. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

5 to 6 hours
Guest House

Before the quake, it was possible to travel from Arughat to Soti Khola by bus and most trekkers stopped here for the night before trekking on the next morning; however, this will depend on the status of the road and lodges in Soti Khola. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

5 to 6 hours.
Guest House

The trek starts on a mule track and climbs on perilous steps blasted into a cliff face, before dropping to Lapubesi (880m). Continue to Nauli Khola and a suspension bridge, then follow the Buri (Bush) Gandaki river to Machha Khola(900m), where many trekkers were rescued after the 25 April quake. Reports suggest that in future, the trek may be rerouted away from the river to an alternative overnight stop in Kashi Gaun on the east side of the river. Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

6 to 7 hours
Guest House

For Day 3, the original route follows the river to Khorlabesi and the warm spring at Tatopani (930m), continuing on the eastern bark of the Buri Gandaki to Doban, Thulo Dunga and Yara Bagar (1370m), The trail crosses back and forth across the river on suspension bridges to reach the entry gateway for the Manaslu conservation Area and Jagat (1410m), with its flagstone village square. There's a conservative area office here where restricted area permits are checked. If the trek is rerouted, day 3 may involve following a high path on the east side of the river before dropping to meet the old trail near Doban Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

4 to 5 hours
Guest house

After competing with the ACAP, we climb over the rocky ridge to Salleri, and descend to Sirdibas and continues towards Ghatta Khola. Climbing up the Gurung village,Philim which is well known for the Japanese made school and police stations. Philip to the north across a forest with the narrow valley we reach to Chisapani. Overnight at the tea house /lodge.

5 to 6 hours.
Guest House

After Ekle Bhatti cross the gorge, half an hour walk in the right side we will pass by the beautiful waterfall and enter into the forest and descend down to trial to Tsum valley. Pass by the rhododendrons forest, get the best eye-catching view of Himalchuli mountains at 7893m and the Boudha Himal from Lokpa .pass lokpa and descend to Lungwa Khola and reach to Gumlung. Crossing through the Siyar Khola we finally reach to Chumling from where we get the view of Spring Himal. Visit old chumling gompa and overnight at the lodge /tea house.

5 to 6 hours
Guest House

Cross the suspension bridge and enjoy the stunning Ganesh Himal view. We will pass by the Rainjam to Seru Khola crossing we arrive at Gho village.2 hrs climb to Tsum takes you to the village of chhokangparo. if weather permits then enjoy the view of Himalchuli at 7893 m and Ganesh Himal at 7140m .overnight at tea house /lodge.

5 to 6 hours
Guest House

Climbing up to the Chokhangparo, be careful of the altitude problem. Walk past to the Rachen Gompa and visit the shir Khola. Continue walking through the well-managed village, Phurbe, and Pangdun. Leaving old historic stupa of Buddha in a way, climb upstream and cross the bridge and finally arrive at Nile.overnight at the lodge /tea house.

3 to 4 hours.
Guest House

We are almost close to the Tibetian border.walk to the west bank of a valley through the Tibetian Landscapes. Climb to the Gompa and visit the monastery and we make a visit to Dhephu Doma Gompa. overnight at the tea house /lodge.

6 to 7 hours
Guest House

After breakfast hike to Ganesh Himal base camp and get the best stunning view of Ganesh Himal and back to mugumpa for overnight.

5 to 6 hours.
Guest House

Continuing to the trek, watching the greenery of nature and descend down to Chumling. Trekking along the lower Tsum valley we will take you again to the Chumling .overnight at the Chumling.

6 to 7 hours.
Guest House

The trial continues to lokpa , after the south on the flat, we move ahead enjoying the gorgeous samba falls. Finally, arrive at Philim after 6to 7 hrs of long trekking. the trial asses through the Philim village.overnight at Philim .

6 to 7 hours
Guest House

Today we will pass through the Soti Khola. Head down to river and traverse to Machha Khola village, walk along the Budhi Gandaki River to the Labubesi. Walk along the ridge above Budhhi Gandaki and cross the sal forests and finally cross the bridge and arrive at Soti Khola.

6 to 8 hours.
3-star Hotel

Climb up to the ridge if Kyorapaniand descends down to the stunning waterfall and trek further to the Arkhet, cross Arkhet khoal leaving the Budhi Gandaki valley. Arrival at Sante Bazaar and passing through the forest of Maltar. Finally, we pass by the hydroelectric pant following the street, we arrive at Arughat. resting for some time we drive back to Kathmandu which is approximately 3 hrs. be ready for the farewell dinner at Nepali restaurant. Overnight at the Kathmandu luxury hotel.

25 min utes
None

Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

SERVICES

What is Included?

  • Pick up and drop from airport/ hotel/airport.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3-star hotel.
  • Half-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
  • All Accommodation during Trekking (guest House/lodge)
  • Food during Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner  )
  • A  professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage(2 people 1 Sherpa porter, 3 peoples 2 Sherpa porter and 4 peoples 2 Sherpa porters)
  • Necessary Trekking permits and Manaslu & Tsum Valley special permit.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system) card
  • Necessary Equipment (sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • Food, salary  all Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • First aid kit from Sherpa Expeditions and Trekking.
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • Necessary flight tickets (domestic only).
  • Rescue Help in case of emergency (paid by your travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner with a cultural show.
  • All program as per Itinerary

What is Excluded?

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket

EQUIPMENTS

General

  • Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
  •  Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neckwarmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hand

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Center Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body 

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Feet

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker

First Aid Kits and Medicines

  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to  bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodating in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu (2 nights) and teahouses/lodges during the trek. At higher elevation, standard teahouses are hard to find whereas shared toilet facilities are commonly used. All accommodation is on a twin shared basis, rooms are normally occupied with a bed, blankets and a pillow.

Meals and Drinks during the trek

You will be served BB plan in Kathmandu whereas all meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner). Tsum valley trek is a newly developed trek, only basic meals are available. We recommend you; bring water purifying pills as you get to have stream water. There will be a welcome dinner in the evening with the group. 

Physical Fitness

A newly developed trek is quite challenging for beginners. An adventurous trek requires a trekker with past experience to have the best experience. Trekkers with a pre-existing medical condition such as lung, heart diseases should consult your doctor before the trip.

Best Season to Travel

Tsum Valley trekking is usually done in March-May, and September – December, you are much more like to get great view throughout the year but we do not recommend you to travel in monsoon season.

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Departures

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FAQS

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Yes, you can. No matter who you are, as long as you are reasonably fit, can walk for 5-6 hours a day and trek/hike a few uphills, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking team will support you to the fullest to transform your dream into reality.
Spring and autumn are the best seasons for Tsum Valley Circuit trek. Spring (March, April, and May) and Autumn (September, October, and November) are the best months for trekking as the weather will be clear and calm. Also, you can get the opportunity to view High mountains including Tsum Valley with the full of Snow.
Valley region. You will need three kinds of permits issued by the Government of Nepal.  Tsum Valley Restricted Permit Tsum Valley trek permit costs USD 100.00 for the first seven days and USD 15.00 each additional day during September to November Tsum Valley trek permit costs USD 75.00 for first 7 days and USD 10.00 each extra day from December to August.  Tsum Valley Conservation Area Permit (MCAP) Entry fee for SAARC Nationals is Nepali Currency 200 per person and for other Nationals is Nepali Currency 3,000 per person.  Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Entry fee for SAARC Nationals is Nepali Currency 200 per person and for other Nationals is Nepali Currency 3,000 per person.  Tsum Valley Restricted Permit (Optional: if you want to go to the Tsum Valley) If you choose the Tsum Valley trek, it costs USD 40 for each person per week.
No, there is no age limit for the trek to Tsum Valley Trekking but, you need to be in good physical shape and have a positive attitude. We also suggest you to prior to the excursion though we suggest you to please see your doctor and obtain necessary permission and advice, as well as medications for traveling in extreme altitude prior to the excursion.
During trekking, you will be served meals in the teahouses. Typical meals are noodles, rice, pasta or potato dishes along with vegetables and egg/chicken/meat dishes. Other items mostly served as breakfasts include egg, pancake, bread, porridge, muesli, and toasts with peanut butter and honey.
Accommodation is not an issue in Tsum Valley Trek as trails are usually less crowded and new and improved tea houses are opening up all the time. The tea houses and lodges are ready to serve trekkers.
Most of the teahouses on the Tsum Valley Trekking trail have squat toilet facilities but recently built lodges have western-style toilets as well. Nowadays, flush toilets are also being introduced with number of increasing trekkers each year. It is highly recommended to carry your own toilet paper and other required toiletries. Do not expect full bath or daily showers while on the Tsum Valley trek. If you insist on taking a hot shower daily, spare a lot of money for that. For hot water showers in the trek, you have to pay a few dollars at a time.
What you want to wear depends on you but we suggest you wear warm clothes during the Tsum Valley trekking. A down jacket, thermal longs and top, comfortable trekking trousers, t-shirts, fleece, windproof jacket, hat, scarf, and gloves might be useful. There are numerous trekking shops in the Thamel area of Kathmandu where you can get all of these items in both local and branded stores alike. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking may also accompany and assist you if required.
During the Tsum Valley trekking, you will be on a long journey for which you will need two bags to keep your belongings. A rucksack/duffle bag and a day bag for personal items. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will provide you with a duffle bag (which is need to refund after the trek) that you can use throughout your entire journey and even afterward. These bags are durable and hence perfect for any kind of trekking journey. While the duffle bag will be carried by the potters, you will have to carry a day bag on your own. A day bag is a small backpack that has enough room for everything you will need on a day hike such as lunch, water, extra clothing and perhaps a few personnel items like camera, battery chargers, etc.
If possible, we suggest you bring your own equipment. However, sleeping bags and down jackets will be provided to you by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking. With regards to trekking poles, if you are used to walking with it then take them with you, as you will probably find them useful especially on the way down. They are not essential though and the walk is manageable without them. It is mostly a personal preference. If you prefer to take the trekking poles with you on the trekking then you can either bring your own pole or buy it from numerous options available in Kathmandu itself.
Yes, if you have a bag of extra clothing for when you return from the trekking, you will be able to store it safely in Kathmandu at Sherpa Expedition and Trekking office. Also, the storage facility is provided by most hotels and lodges in Kathmandu or you can also store it in our office for the duration of the trekking.
Our itinerary has been specially tailored to prevent any kind of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) while moving up to higher altitudes. Normally, altitude sickness starts from 3,600 meters and above. You will be trekking at a relatively slow and gradual pace as part of the acclimatization process. Cut off caffeinated, alcoholic and smoking items. Drink at least 4 liters of water a day. Trek slow. Don't skip the acclimatization days. Better to continue with Diamox (if any symptoms show up). Drink Garlic Soup. In the higher elevation, there is less oxygen in the air and this is more so while crossing high passes. Our expert guides will advise you on how to avoid AMS and treat it when/ if required.
Make sure to have both medical and evacuation insurance before coming to Nepal for Tsum Valley trekking. You should be careful in choosing a policy while traveling to a Himalayan country like Nepal as some insurance companies may make special exceptions for adventure travel. If you are confused about the insurance, please inform us and we will help you. It is usually better to arrange your insurance in your country before travel.
The trekking will be 5-7 hours a day depending upon the landscape and destination.
It takes 6 to 21 days to complete Tsum Valley Trek depending upon the mode of transportation and packages of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking offers.
We at Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Team always have the safety, comfort, and satisfaction of our valued customers as our foremost priority at all times, and we assure you a wonderful and unforgettable time with us in our beautiful country. Sherpa team members of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits and they have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick on high altitude, the leader will decide whether to continue the trek. In case of emergency, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking have a rescue helicopter to bring you back from the higher elevation. Moreover, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also provides oximeter to monitor the oxygen level at high altitude and offers regular health check-up facilities.
As Tsum Valley has recently gained popularity among trekkers, not many facilities are available on the trails. Due to its isolation and off-road trails, the region is not yet connected to the outer world via proper roads. So, you will need to take local buses or hire a private jeep to reach the starting point of the trek to Arughat or Sotikhola. A local bus would cost around US $10 per person whereas a jeep would cost between $150 and $200 each way but is worth the convenience than the packed buses. If you are traveling in a group, the cost can be shared by all and would be around $30 per person. The same rate would apply to your return trip from Tal or Besisahar to Kathmandu.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 20 kgs of luggage (maximum 10 kg for each trekker). Please be sure your porters are not overloaded because they do not carry only your equipment but also lift your spirit to reach new heights, and your love, affection, and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination.
Garlic soup is a must while trekking. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking recommend trekkers to drink green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon ginger tea and drink at least 2-4 liters of water a day. However, it is better to avoid alcohol and alcoholic beverages, caffeinated items, and hot-chocolates at high altitude.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume them during the trek. Our packages are suitable for both vegan and vegetarians.
Your guide and porters are a big reason why you got a chance to feel something very few can have. Apart from guiding and carrying your necessities and being mindful of your safety, they want to see you happily succeeded more than anyone like family and help you successfully complete the trek safely. So, your tips reflect gratitude towards them. So, tipping is a recommended culture for porters and guide in Nepal as a gesture of thankfulness.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will introduce dozens of shops selling knock-off gear in Kathmandu. You can also barter those gears at the knock-off places but be sure you keep the receipt safely. Moreover, you can rent the needed gears if you do not want to buy them.
There is no WiFi available during the trek.
ATM services are not available only during the trekking. SO be sure you carry enough cash with you.
Most of the tea houses/ lodges have electricity whereby you will be able to charge your iPod or camera batteries. Please note that lodges/tea houses will charge you some extra money for the services. The fee may vary from 1 USD to 3 USD per hour.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 1,190
2 Pax USD 1,050
3 Pax USD 1,010
4 - 6 Pax USD 990
7 - 12 Pax USD 970
13 - 18 Pax USD 910
19 - 24 Pax USD 880
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Nancy Molina

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Tsum Valley Trek is a 24 day trip with 16 trekking days. It was an amazing experience with a magnificent view of Manaslu and other mountain ranges. I also learned about local culture from trekking through local villages. There were some long days but well worth the effort. The crew was always there to let a hand. I am very slow going down but never was left on my own or rushed as a crew member was always there with me.

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2 months ago

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I had never been to Nepal, which was a hole in my outdoor resume. I am a climber, but at 63, I decided I'd rather do a trek in Nepal than a climb. I was delighted with my experience and the professionalism of the Sherpa Expedition and Trekking. I found that, contrary to what I thought before I went on the trip, my experience was at least as much cultural as it was loving being in the mountains. I want to thank Sherpa Expedition and Trekking for an excellent holiday.

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