• What is so special about Tsum Valley Trek?

    Tsum valley is special for being able to enchant the visitors with its diversity in topography and richness in Tibetan influenced cultures and traditions.

  • How expensive is Tsum Valley Trek?

    Tsum Valley is a restricted area and requires special permits as well as it includes more trekking days, so it is a bit expensive trek than others. The budget for Tsum Valley Trek ranges from USD 1,200.00 up to USD 2,500.00 or more depending upon the services you choose and as per your requirements and specifications. 

  • What is the minimum budget for Tsum Valley Trek?

    The budget for Tsum Valley Trek ranges from USD 1,200.00 up to USD 2,500.00 or more depending upon the services you choose and as per your requirements and specifications. 

  • How difficult is Tsum Valley Trek?

    Manaslu Circuit Trek is a moderate graded and somehow physically demanding due to high altitude walks and off-the-beaten trail. You ought to walk 6-7 hours every day and you must be physically fit as well as well prepared before you embark on this trek.

  • Is it safe to go for Tsum Valley Trek after Earthquake?

    The earthquake of 2015 had an adverse effect on the trekking trails and the local inhabitants back then but now after the patience and positive attitude of the people along with their effort and collaboration from several donors, the trails are totally recovered and fine for trekking again. Though the lifestyle of people is somehow still lagged behind in some reasons because of trekkers and their contributions, they’ve got a light of hope that they will rise again.

     

  • What is the best time for Tsum Valley Trek?

    The best time to go for Tsum Valley Trek would be autumn or spring because the weather would be clear and the sceneries are vivid under the clear blue sky and lush greenery everywhere. Moreover, the blooming of rhododendron forest and other herbs and vegetations would be the major attraction of being there during autumn and spring as well it will reduce the risk of natural calamities and blockades from snowfalls.

  • Are there any hospitals or medicals during Tsum Valley Trek?

    There are several health posts along the trail where basic medical facilities are available but it is preferred to have your regular medicines with you if you are using any.

  • What will happen in the case of emergency during Tsum Valley Trek?

    In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek.

  • What foods and accommodations can we expect during Tsum Valley Trek?

    During Tsum Valley Trek, you would be staying overnight at tea-houses or lodges as well as tent-camps and you will be served with traditional Nepali dishes like Dal-Bhat. 

  • Why to choose Nepal Mountain Trekkers for Tsum Valley Trek?

    Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than two decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with us as our other clients.

  • Why do we need a guide and porter for Tsum Valley Trek?

    It is necessary to take a highly experienced and licensed guide to instruct you and help you explore the best of this trek as well as to take care of you during the trek. If you go trekking without a guide then you won't get to know the things you ought to explore as well as there might arise several problems on the trail. On the other hand, to enhance the comfort of trekking, you might need porters to carry your loads.

  • Is the water safe to drink?

    Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottled waters or should have water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.

  • What is the required equipment to go for Tsum Valley Trek?

    HEAD

    Sun hat or scarf
    Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
    Sunglasses
    Head Torch
    Suncreams(40+) and Lip Balms

    UPPER BODY

    Cotton t-shirts and thermals
    Fleece jacket
    Waterproof jacket
    Down jacket

    LOWER BODY

    Lightweight cotton pants (long)
    Waterproof pants
    Inner thermals

    FEET

    Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
    Thick, warm wool hiking socks
    Comfortable hiking boots
    Shower sandals

    HANDS

    Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
    Creams
    Sanitizer

    ACCESSORIES

    Sleeping bag rated to -10°C +
    Trekking bag (Rucksack)
    Duffel bag
    Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
    Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
    Water bottle or camel bag
    Toiletries and Tissue Papers

    First Aid Kits 

    Personal Regular Medicines
    Knee Caps
    Bandages
    Ointments
    Blister Tape

  • Is it important to have insurance before going to Tsum Valley Trek?

    Well, it is not compulsory to be insured but as we already know “Prevention is better than cure”. If you are insured then you can have a relaxed trip without worries and enjoy with a free mind.

  • Is Tsum Valley Trek itinerary customizable?

    Yes, of course, with Nepal Mountain Trekkers you can customize/personalize the trek itinerary and services to be provided according to your requirements.

  • Is Tsum Valley Trek safe for solo trekker or solo female trekker?

    The trek could be extremely adventurous and exciting for solo trekkers and since you will be walking through off-the-beaten paths, it is somehow risky for the solo trekker and solo female trekkers. You need to be aware and capable of handling several situations in order to prevent from obligations and challenges during the trek. So, at least a highly experienced and certified trekking guide is needed for this trek even for solo trekkers. As well as, the restricted area is not allowed to trek solo without a certified person with you so it is not possible to go for solo trekking in Tsum Valley.

  • Do we need a special permit for Tsum Valley Trek?

    Yes, since you would be passing by Annapurna Conservation Area and because the Tsum Valley Trekking trail comes under two restricted areas i.e. Manaslu and Tsum Valley, you would be requiring  Manaslu Conservation Area fees, Manasalu Special Permit (seven days only), Tsum Valley Special Permit (Eight Days Only), Annapurna Conservation Permit and Trekkers Information Management System(TIMS) card.

  • What religions and customs are practiced around Tsum Valley?

    The Tsum Valley Trekking region lies to the east of the Annapurna region, the culture, traditions and lifestyle of local inhabitants are particularly Tamangs, Gurungs and people of Tibetan origin at higher elevations. 

  • Will I get altitude sickness during Tsum Valley Trek?

    There is a possibility of getting altitude sickness during Tsum Valley Trek but with proper acclimatization and health care as well as the guidance from trekking staffs, you shouldn’t face the trouble of altitude sickness.

  • Could I use ATMs and Credit Cards during the trek?

    ATMs and credit cards are accessible only on the major cities of Nepal, so during your Tsum Valley Trek, you can use ATMs and credit cards only while you are in Kathmandu.

  • How much should I tip to my guide and porter?

    Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.

  • How busy are the trails?

    The trail is not quite busy at all since it is still not discovered by many people. Hardly few people have knowledge about this trek so it is perfect for the trekking seeking for peaceful and virgin trekking routes. 

  • Is it possible to access the Internet during Tsum Valley Trek?

    Yes you can certainly get access to WiFi in lodges and also mobile data during Tsum Valley Trek for Internet and to communicate with your friends and family.

  • How do I charge my electronic devices during Tsum Valley Trek?

    While you are on Tsum Valley Trek, you can get access to electricity or solar energy for charging your electronic devices at lodges and tea-houses but you can only get access to the two-pin adapter so you should bring conversion plug or another converter if your device is not suitable with two-pin plug. And while you stay overnight in tent-camps, it is recommended to have your own power supply if possible. 

  • How should I greet people during Tsum Valley Trek?

    “Namaste” is the common form of greeting in Nepal which is often spoken as Namaskar. It is a traditional Hindu greeting and it is used both for salutation and valediction. Namaste is usually spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest.

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