Tsum Valley Trek
Tsum Valley Trek is “off the beaten path” trek in the mysterious valleys of Tsum, at the Nepal – Tibet border in the Manaslu Region. Perfectly set with the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal (7422 meters), Shringi Himal (7161 meters), Boudha Himal Range, this placid valley is also rich in Tibetan culture and has several ancient monasteries. Still intact, the unique culture of Tsum Valley due to its remoteness and inaccessibility can also be experienced to full on Tsum Valley Trek.
Tsum Valley Trek Highlights
Visit Mu Gompa very old Buddhist monastery
experience pure traditional Tibetans culture
Visit Milarepa Cave and Nunnery monastery Gomba Lungdang
Breathtaking Himalayan views of Himalayas
Like most of the treks in Nepal, Tsum Valley Trek starts through terraced villages and gradually climbs on to alpine meadows and pastures. Aarughat, Soti Khola, Machha Khola, Jagat and Phillim are the villages before the trek enters the higher lands inhabited by people from Tibetan origin. After Phillim, increasing numbers of mane walls and small chortens mark the trek’s entry into the Tibetan Buddhist villages of Manaslu Region. Tsum Valley offshoots from the main trail after Phillim and extends all the way up to Tibetan border. The valley is enclosed by Ganesh Himal Range, Boudha Himal and Shringi Himal and offers a stunning mountain panorama. Old and important monasteries of Manaslu Region, like Mu Gompa and Gomba Lungdang adds a spiritual feel to the already scenic valley of Tsum.
We can trek along the Tsum Valley staying in using basic tea house and Home stay this days; you will not require fully camping trek to Tsum valley for small groups. Visit Himalaya treks offer tea house, home stay base trek to Tsum Valley or still wanting to do longer version Tsum valley combining with Manaslu Circuit Trek Please let us know for cost details for Tea house, Home stay base trekking to Tsum valley.
Tsum Valley Trek Short Itinerary,
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1335 meters
Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
Day 03: Drive to Sotikhola (530 meters).
Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (930 meters) .
Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1120 meters).
Day 06: Trek to Lhokpa (2240 meters).
Day 07: Trek to Chumling (2368 meters).
Day 08: Trek to Chhokangparo (3010 meters).
Day 09: Trek to Mu Gompa (3700 meters).
Day 10: Trek to Chhokangparo (3010 meters).
Day 11: Trek to Gomba Lungdang (3200 meters).
Day 12: Trek to Lhokpa (2240 meters).
Day 13: Trek to Jagat (1120 meters).
Day 14: Trek to Machha Khola (930 meters).
Day 15: Trek to Sotikhola (530 meters).
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 17: Free day at Kathmandu.
Day 18: Departure.
- Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1335 meters).
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. (Overnight at Hotel)
- Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 03: Drive to Sotikhola (530 meters).
We leave early in the morning for Sotikhola via Arughat. We stay on a highway in the morning but most part of the driving is done on the dusty newly built roads. We camp at Sotikhola.(8 to 9 hours drive) (Overnight at Camp. Breakfast, Dinner included)
- Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (930 meters) .
The trek heads north and follows the Budhi Gandaki River for the whole day. The trek stays close and follows the Budhi Gandaki River all way up to the base of the Larkya pass, and crosses and re-crosses the river several times through suspension bridges. The trail undulates through Lapu Beshi, then continues on the sandy banks of the river, and finally reaches Machha Khola. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1120 meters).
The trail stays relatively easy in the morning and goes through Khorlabesi. A brief stop at Tatopani, to check out the hot spring is followed by a steep climb through Dobhan. The trail drops down into the banks of the Yaru Khola at Yaru Beshi, campsite for the day and is followed by couple of good climbs until Jagat, a small village by the banks of Budhi Gandaki River. (5-6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 06: Trek to Lhokpa (2240 meters).
The trail once again enters the sandy banks for a brief period. The path gets steep near Sirdibas and after crossing a dramatic suspension bridge, another good climb leads to a beautiful village of Phillim, the biggest village until the pass. The trail steadily loses height and enters Tsum valley. A relatively comfortable path follows and a final brief climb ends at Lhokpa. Ganesh Himal (7422 meters) and Shringi Himal (7161 meters) appear on opposite directions at Lhokpa. (5-6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 07: Trek to Chumling (2368 meters).
After three suspension bridges in the morning, a steep ascent follows for the rest of the day. At the end of the day, the ascent starts to turn into a gradual nice walk and reaches Chumling. It is a short day as the trek enters into higher elevations. (4 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 08: Trek to Chhokangparo (3010 meters).
The day’s trek is relatively on an easy terrain as the trek heads higher into Tsum Valley. The trail follows one of the tributaries of the Budhi Gandaki River and follows it for most part of the day. After passing a small monastery, the trail crosses another tributary and slowly starts to ascent. The climb ends at Chhokangparo, the biggest settlement of Tsum Valley. Several mountains can be viewed from this village. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 09: Trek to Mu Gompa (3700 meters).
An easy trek leads through several small villages of Leru, Ngakyu and finally Lamagaun. After a brief visit to the Milarepa Cave, the trail continues on the riverbed and passes villages of Lar, Phurbe, Pangdun and reaches the twin village of Chule and Nile. Still staying with the river, the trail now starts to slowly climb through a narrow valley. A final brief steep climb leads out of the valley and ends the day at Mu Gompa. There are no options of teahouses and the night would be spent inside the monastery with very modest mode of accommodation. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 10: Trek to Chhokangparo (3010 meters).
The trek retraces back on the same route until the village of Lar and then takes a different route back to Chhokangparo via Rachen Gompa. However, the terrain is similar to the one taken the day before. (5-6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 11: Trek to Gomba Lungdang (3200 meters).
The trail now descends down to the village of Dumje and a long steep climb in a different valley follows. The terrain slowly turns easier but still continues to climb and only ends at Gomba Lungdang. Ganesh Himal (7422 meters) stands tall and close to the monastery adding an edge to the already serene environment. The place also has no teahouses around and similar mode of accommodation that of Mu Gompa would be repeated. (5 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 12: Trek to Lhokpa (2240 meters).
The trek once again retraces back on the previously travelled route back to Chumling via Dumje. Still continuing on the same route the day’s trek finally ends at Lhokpa. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 13: Trek to Jagat (1120 meters).
The trek continues to return via the same route taken before. (6-7 hours)(Overnight at Camp)
- Day 14: Trek to Machha Khola (930 meters).
The trek continues to return via the same route taken before. (5-6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 15: Trek to Sotikhola (530 meters).
The trek continues to return via the same route taken before. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu.
We drive back to Kathmandu and enjoy the afternoon with the luxuries of the cities. (7-8 hours drive) (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 17: Free day at Kathmandu.
A leisure day in Kathmandu which can used for an early morning mountain flights to Everest or can extended into further more tours to Chitwan, Lumbini etc. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 18: Departure.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future. (Breakfast included)
ALL ITINERARIES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUESTS ACCORDING TO YOUR CONVENIENCE.
- Arrivals and departure transport by car (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport) and transfer to Hotel.
- Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudhanath and Pasupatinath) with city guide and necessary transport.
- 4 nights accommodation (2 persons per room) in Kathmandu in a 3* standard Hotel with breakfast.
- All land transportations (a private car/bus).
- All meals and hot drinks during the trek.
- Salary, insurance, food, accommodation for guides and porters.
- A porter to carry your luggage on treks (Per person 15 kilogram luggage).
- National Park entry fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
- Group First Aid Kit.
- Government taxes and service charge.
- Nepal entry Visa Fee.
- Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Entry fee at the sightseeing sites.
- Personal expenses like beverages (mineral water, alcohol, soft drinks), telephone bills, laundry, bar bills, personal tips etc.
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.
You must bring the following items:
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 L.
Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
Warm jacket (down)*
Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it.
Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.