Tsum Valley Trekking

Trip Information
  • Duration18 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Altitude 5160m/16, 924 ft
  • Best Time Mar-April and Sep-Nov

Tsum Valley Trekking is one of the most remote area treks in Nepal to being in the unspoiled and less beaten trails in the Himalayas. Tsum Valley trekking is located in the second most popular trekking trail, Annapurna Trekking Trail located in the northern part of Manasalu surrounded by Buddha Himal, Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal and Shringi Himal. Actually, Tsum Valley was an important trade link to Tibet. It was still a restricted trekking zone till 2008. A blessed but hidden valley, Tsum Valley has been gradually becoming a rewarding attraction to the tourist across the world since it is less crowded and still the things are to be discovered. Since it is and was connected to Tibet, it carries several significances of dialect culture, language and civilization which will be astonishing to the travellers.

While doing Tsum Valley Trekking, trekkers will be taken to such mesmerizing valley which is surrounded by breathtaking mountain peaks and the flora and faunas and traditional settlements which imparts an amazing insight of natural and cultural highlights of this region. The blended culture and civilization of the people of Tsum valley since they established their trade link with Tibet, will be another insight to the trekkers. One of the major highlights of  Tsum Valley trekking is that the people Tsum Valley still practice ‘Polyandry’.

Tsum Valley Trekking commences from Arughat after a long drive from Kathmandu –Arughat (7-8 hours). Arughat is a city located on the bank of Budi Gandaki River. The first half of the trek ascends the Budhi Gandaki Valley on good paths through a mix of deep forest, terraced fields and traditional settlements. As we leave the main Manaslu Trail for the Tsum valley, suddenly we have a feeling of entering truly into the both naturally and culturally enriched hidden valley. While on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people. Pass the lower Budi Gandaki regions of Living, Machhakhola, Jagat and Philim. We also visit the ancient Gombas of the region such as Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa, Dephyudonma Gompa. The trails end at the same starting point, Arughat.


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Namaste! Info Nepal Treks and Expedition heartily welcomes you to the city of temples – Kathmandu. We will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Our office representative will be there holding placard on which either client’s or company's name will be printed just opposite of the arrival and after your reception, we will drive to the hotel. After your arrival at the hotel, we fix the schedule for a short orientation meeting which gives you some general information about the trip and you will settle rest of the due payment at the same time. For this, you have to be with 3 P.P. size photographs, copy of passport and a copy of travel insurance.

Overnight in hotel

    Your trip to Nepal formally starts from the second day. You will be visiting UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites—Bashantapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Swoyambhunath.

    Kathmandu itself is a living museum and Bashantapur Durbar Square is the jewel of the crown. The site covers more than five hectares area protecting historical and cultural heritage. The site truly portrays the ancient face of Nepal and its wealthy culture and tradition. The palace called Hanuman Dhoka is the centre of attraction. There are many chowks in the palace.

    There are many temples including KumariGhar (the house where living goddess resides) in the campus premises of Bashantapur Durbar Square. Pashupatinath is the popular site of Hindus where Lord Shiva is enshrined in the form of Linga known as ‘Shiva Linga’. The temple is built in pagoda style and is located in the bank of Bagmati River. It is reported that more than a million Hindus visit here at the time of Shiva Ratri—Lord Shiva’s birthday.

    Similarly, Bouddhanath is located on the north of Pashupatinath. It is the popular holy site of Buddhist. Bouddhanath is a stupa built structure which is the largest stupa of South Asia. The stupa is covered by the white wall where a small statue of Amitabh Buddha is attached. The locality of Boudhanath is also known as Little Tibet. The surrounding of the site resembles Tibetan culture and tradition.

    Furthermore, Swoyambhunath is another popular Buddhist site where more than hundred thousand spiritual based tourists visit every year. Swoyambhunath is a dome-like white structure. Many monks like in Bouddhanath pray here counting beads and rotating prayer wheels.

    After visiting aforementioned sites we will drive you back to the hotel. Here we will introduce you to the guide and other supporting staff who will accompany you on your ManasluTsum Valley Trek. You will also get time to hire or purchase essential things required for trekking.

    Overnight in a hotel

      Arughat is located on west-north from Kathmandu. You will be enjoying countryside Nepal in this ride of around seven hours.

      Walking through lush vegetation we follow the trail to Budi Gandaki River. We climb up to arrive at Kyoropani. Following downhill course, we reach SotiKhoal (River).

      Overnight in SotiKhola

        The trail is narrow today. After passing Lapsebesi we descend through the dry river bed. This will bring us at MachhaKhola.

        Overnight in MachhaKhola

          Crossing MachhaKhola and following the uphill trail we arrive at KholaBesi. There is a hot spring here where you can take a dip and feel the warmth of the water. We will pass through forest and get in Doban. Lauri is our next destination. After crossing suspension bridge we arrive at Jagat.

          Overnight in Jagat

            After breakfast, we head towards Salleri. Following downhill track we reach Sirdibas. Next destination is GhattaKhola (River). From here we walk reaching Gurung village called Philim. The further walk will bring us at Chisopani.

            Overnight in Chisopani

              It is going to be one of the memorable walks of your life. We get in EkleBhatti and then cross a gorge. The waterfall here is truly remarkable. A couple of hours further walk crossing pine and rhododendron forests will bring us at Tsum Valley.

              We get in Loka village. It is a kind of vantage point from where you get an astounding view of Himalchuli and BouddhaHimal. We again walk to reach LungwaKhola (River). The further uphill climb will take us at Gumlung. Chumling is our last destination for today.

              Overnight in Chumling

                You get a wonderful view of Ganesh Himal after crossing the suspension bridge at Chumling. We move on and get in Gho village. Chokhangparo is our last destination for today and it is at a couple of hours distance from Gho village.

                Overnight in Chokhangparo

                  Crossing Lama Gaon we arrive at RachenGompa. It (RachenGompa) is also known as Nunnery Gompa. Before reaching Lar we cross ShiarKhola (River). We will be crossing Phurbe and Pangdung village too. Crossing Chule will take us at the Nile.

                  Overnight in Nile

                    Tibetan border is not that far away from here and due to this, the area has the influence of Tibet. To reach Mu Gompa we walk on Tibetan land. The monastery here is really beautiful.

                    Overnight in Mu Gompa

                      It is a kind of leisure day. While on trekking this type of rest is essential for trekkers as it reduces the chances of being arrested by high altitude sickness. It helps to adjust your body to increasing elevation and this is known as acclimatization.

                      Despite rest day, we will be exploring local area of Mu Gompa. The gompa is the largest monastery of Manaslu Region. It is one of the remotest parts of Tsum Valley. The site is full of picturesque view where you will enjoy every scenery.

                      Overnight in Mu Gompa

                        We will retrace the same path to Chule which we followed earlier. We reach Burgi village. The village is least populated. Here you get an opportunity to climb MilarepaCave. From here you get a nice view of Poshyop Glacier, KipuHimal and ChurkeHimal.

                        Overnight in Burgi

                          We once again retrace the same path to get in Chokhangparo. Following descend trail, we arrive at Gho followed by SarpuKhola (River).

                          Overnight in Chumling

                            As usual, we start walking after breakfast. We arrive at Lokpa. Enjoying Samba falls we move ahead to be at Philim.

                            Overnight in Philim

                              Before being at Khorlabesi we pass through Jagat and Tatopani. Similarly, we will be crossing other villages like Sirdibas, Yaruphant and Doban to arrive at Khorlabesi.

                              Overnight in Khorlabesi

                                Crossing ThadoKhola (Vertical River) we reach MachhaKhola village. Walking along Budi Gandaki River for few hours we arrive at Labubesi. Before arriving at Khursane we pass through couple of waterfalls. At last, we arrive at SotiKhola (River).

                                Overnight in SotiKhola

                                  Climbing up the ridge of Kyoropani and following downhill we arrive at Arkhet. But before that, we will also enjoy waterfall on the way. Now we will leave Kali Gandaki Valley back and proceed ahead to reach Arughat Bazaar.

                                  From Arughat we catch a bus to Kathmandu. Here in the capital, you get ample of time to roam around especially, on the streets of Thamel.If you arrive Kathmandu earlier, you will have plenty of time to explore more of Kathmandu or simply search for gifts and souvenirs.To your friend and family.

                                  In the evening, you will enjoy farewell dinner and exchange your experience of the entire trip with us.

                                  Overnight in hotel

                                    Your Nepal stay ends from today. A representative of Info Nepal Treks and Expedition will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport three hours earlier to your scheduled flight.

                                    See you next season for another trip!

                                      Cost Details

                                      Cost Includes
                                      • Airport pick up and drop in a private vehicle.
                                      • City sightseeing with a private vehicle.
                                      • Three-night accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
                                      • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
                                      • English speaking Government License holder Trekking Guide.
                                      • All trekking Permit, TIMS, and conservation Area Permit fee.
                                      • Manaslu & Tsum valley special trekking permit.
                                      • Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter).
                                      • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks.
                                      • First Aid Kit and Trekking Duffel Bag for Porters.
                                      • All necessary land transport by tourist vehicles.
                                      • Nepali staff salary, food, accommodation, Insurance and equipment charge.
                                      • Sleeping Bags and Down Jacket (to be returned after trek).
                                      • Government Taxes and paperwork.
                                      • Farewell dinner.
                                      Cost Excludes
                                      • International airfare and Nepal Visa Fee.
                                      • Personal expenses:(Laundry,battery charge,phone calls,wifi,shower,extra porters etc.).
                                      • Temple/Monastery entrance fees.
                                      • Beverage.
                                      • Travel Insurance and rescue flights.
                                      • Late arrival and late departure extra night.
                                      • Tips to guide and porter.
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