Tsum Valley Trek - 19 days

Trip Overview

Duration: 19 days Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 4,030m/13,223ft. Walking Per Day: 6hrs
Accommodation: N/A Grade: Strenuous
Best Season: Autumn and Spring Group Size: 1-15
Mode: Tea-House/Lodge Culture: Mixed Culture

Tsum Valley Trek takes you to one of the most isolated regions of Nepal. Tsum is a hidden valley, surrounded by gigantic mountains and hills so it is an incredible experience of exploring such a valley which is unseen and unexplored. The name Tsum is inspired by the Tibetan word “Tsombo” which refers to bright or vivid.


Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
    • Meals :Lunch / Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
      • Thamel
    • Highlights :
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
      • Welcoming with Marigold Flower Garland
      • Group Photo
      • Introduction with group members and trekking crew
      • Evening Walk at Thamel

     

  • Day 2 Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
    • Duration :Half Day
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Thamel
      • Kathmandu Durbar Square
      • Boudhanath
      • Pashupatinath
    • Highlights :
      • Sightseeing at Kathmandu
      • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
      • Introduction with group members and trekking crew
      • Equipment checking and briefing about the trek

     

  • Day 3 Kathmandu – Baseri(1,400m/4,593ft)
    • Duration :8-9hrs Drive(150Km)
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Thamel
      • Dhading
      • Arughat
      • Baseri
    • Highlights :
      • Scenic Drive
      • Off-road Drive
      • Typical Nepali Lifestyle
      • Terraced Field
      • Mountainous Area Sceneries

     

  • Day 4 Baseri – Machha Khola(900m/2,952ft)
    • Duration :7-8hrs walk(11-12Km)
    • Meals :Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :500m/1,642ft
    • Location :
      • Baseri
      • Manbu
      • Majha Gaun
      • Chhote Khola
      • Lapu Besi
      • Khani Besi
      • Machha Khola
    • Highlights :
      • Lifestyle and Culture
      • Combination of Gurung and Ghale Culture
      • Mountain Scenery
      • Suspension Bridges
      • Waterfalls
      • Hydro-Power(W-I-P)

     

  • Day 5 Machha Khola – Jagat(1,410m/4,625ft)
    • Duration :6-7hrs walk(13-14Km)
    • Meals :Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Ascend :830m/2,725ft
    • Location :
      • Machha Khola
      • Khorla Besi
      • Tatopani-Hotspring
      • Dovan
      • Syauli
      • Yaru Bagar
      • Jagat
    • Highlights :
      • Suspension Bridges
      • Waterfalls
      • Natural Hotspring-Tatopani
      • Lifestyle and Culture (Bhingi/Gurung Culture)
      • Cantilever Bridge
      • Beautiful Landscape
      • Manasalu Tsum Valley Special Permit Check-In Point

     

  • Day 6 Jagat – Lokpa(2,240m/7,350ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs walk(11-12Km)
    • Meals :Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Descend :510m/1,675ft
    • Location :
      • Jagat, Salleri
      • Ghattey Khola
      • Philim
      • Ekle Bhatti
      • Lokpa Phedi
      • Lokpa
    • Highlights :
      • Suspension Bridges
      • Prayer Flags
      • Mesmerizing Waterfall
      • Tibetan Culture
      • Buddhism
      • Pine Forest

     

  • Day 7 Lokpa – Chumling(2,386m/7,830ft)
    • Duration :5hrs walk(8-9Km)
    • Meals :Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Descend :350m/1,150ft
    • Ascend :500m/1,640ft
    • Location :
      • Lokpa
      • Syauli
      • Chumling
    • Highlights :
      • Cantilever Bridge
      • Jungle Walk
      • Budi Gandaki River View
      • Waterfalls
      • Rhododendron Forests
      • Suspension Bridges
      • Monasteries and Chortens
      • Gorgeous Landscapes

     

  • Day 8 Chumling – Gumba Lungdang(3,200m/10,500) via Domje(2,460m/8,072ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs walk(10-11Km)
    • Meals :Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Gumba
    • Ascend :814m/2,672ft
    • Location :
      • Chumling
      • Domje
      • Gumbu Lungdang
    • Highlights :
      • Chortens
      • Prayer Flags
      • Pine Forests
      • Suspension Bridges
      • One of the rare and unexplored trail
      • Walk through wide pathway observing the Panoramic View of Ganesh Himal I, II, III
      • Overnight at Gumba run by nuns

     

  • Day 9 Gumbu Lungtang – Chokhangparo(3,031m/9,945ft) via Ganesh Himal Base Camp(4,000m/13,125ft)
    • Duration :6-7hrs walk(13-14Km)
    • Meals :Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Descend :1,540m/5,053t
    • Ascend :570m/1,870ft
    • Location :
      • Gumbu Lungtang
      • Landan Kharka
      • Kharka 1
      • Torogonno Kharka 2
      • Ganesh Himal Base Camp
      • Domje
      • Chokhangparo
    • Highlights :
      • Chortens
      • Prayer Flags
      • Rhododendron Forest
      • Waterfalls
      • Rock-Falling Area
      • Tibetan Culture
      • Hike up to feel and live the vibes on Ganesh Himal and climb down towards Chumling
      • Glacier Walk
      • Unexplored trails
      • Blissful Nature

     

  • Day 10 Chokhangparo – Nile(3,361m/11,058ft) vial Milarepa Cave(Piren Phu)
    • Duration :5-6hrs walk(9-10Km)
    • Meals :Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Ascend :330m/1,085ft
    • Location :
      • Chokhangparo
      • Lama Gaun
      • Milarepa Cave
      • Chhule
      • Nile
    • Highlights :
      • Rich History
      • Buddhist Culture
      • Spiritual Place
      • Scenic Mountain View all around
      • Amazing Feeling
      • Caves
      • Lifestyle and Culture

     

  • Day 11 Nile – Mu Gompa(3,700m/12,140ft)
    • Duration :4-5hrs walk(8Km)
    • Meals :Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Gumba
    • Ascend :340m/1,116ft
    • Location :
      • Nile
      • Chhosyang
      • Mu Gompa
    • Highlights :
      • Kali Gandaki River Valley
      • Panoramic View of Ganesh Himal
      • Astonishing View of Paldor Peak
      • Salt-Trade Route
      • Ancient Monastery Visit
      • Prayer
      • Myths and Legends
      • School Nuns and Monks
      • Sunset View

     

  • Day 12 Exlpore Day at Mu Gompa | Day Hike to Bhajyo(4,030m/13,223ft)
    • Duration :6hrs walk(9-10Km)
    • Meals :Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Gumba
    • Ascend :330m/1,083ft
    • Descend :330m/1,083ft
    • Location :
      • Mu Gompa
      • Dupchet
      • Bhajyo
    • Highlights :
      • Kali Gandaki River Valley
      • Panoramic View of Ganesh Himal
      • Astonishing View of Paldor Peak
      • Salt-Trade Route from Tibet
      • Ancient Monastery Visit
      • Prayer
      • Myths and Legends
      • School for Nuns and Monks
      • Wildlife
      • Herbs and Vegetations
      • Musk Deer
      • Himalayan Thar
      • Mountains Situated at Tibetan Border
      • Astonishing Landscapes and Multicolor Dry Lands
      • Sunset View

     

  • Day 13 Mu Gompa – Chokhangparo via Rachen Gompa(3,240m/10,627ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs walk(10-11Km)
    • Meals :Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Ascend :670m/2,200ft
    • Location :
      • Mu Gompa
      • Nile
      • Chule
      • Lar
      • Rachen Gompa
      • Lama Gaun
      • Chokhangparo
    • Highlights :
      • Chorten
      • Mani Stones
      • Waterfalls
      • Rachen Gompa(Especially for Nuns)
      • Suspension Bridges
      • Prayer Flags
      • Buddhist Culture
      • Herbs and Vegetations including Yarchagumba(Caterpillar Fossil)

     

  • Day 14 Chokhangparo – Lokpa
    • Duration :6hrs walk(12-13Km)
    • Meals :Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Descend :1,000m/3,282ft
    • Location :
      • Chokhangparo
      • Chumling
      • Lokpa
    • Highlights :
      • Downhill
      • Bushes
      • Waterfalls
      • Re-sight of all the sceneries (Observed during Climbing Up)

     

  • Day 15 Lokpa – Jagat (1,410m/4,625ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs walk(10-11Km)
    • Meals :Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Descend :830m/2,725ft
    • Location :
      • Lokpa
      • Ekle Bhatti
      • Philim
      • Sirdibas
      • Salleri
      • Jagat
    • Highlights :
      • Cosy Pathway
      • Pine Forests
      • River Valleys
      • Chortens
      • Small Monasteries
      • Donkeys
      • Blissful Nature
      • The ViewPoint of Siringi Himal
      • Mani Wall
      • Gurung Village
      • Suspension Bridges
      • Prayer Flags

     

  • Day 16 Jagat – Machha Khola
    • Duration :6-7hrs walk(13-14Km)
    • Meals :Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Descend :830m/2,725ft
    • Location :
      • Jagat
      • Yaru Bagar
      • Syauli
      • Dovan
      • Tatopani-Hotspring
      • Khorla Besi
      • Machha Khola
    • Highlights :
      • Suspension Bridges
      • Waterfalls
      • Natural Hotspring-Tatopani
      • Lifestyle and Culture (Bhingi/Gurung Culture)
      • Cantilever Bridge
      • Beautiful Landscape
      • Manasalu Tsum Valley Special Permit Exit Point

     

  • Day 17 Machha Khola – Kathmandu
    • Duration :6-7hrs Drive(130Km)
    • Meals :Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Machha Khola
      • Lapubesi
      • Soti Khola
      • Arkhet Bazar
      • Arughat Bazar
      • Dhading Besi
      • Malekhu
      • Kathmandu
    • Highlights :
      • Scenic Off-Drive
      • Pushpalal Highway
      • Prithivi Highway
      • Budi Gandaki River View

     

  • Day 18 Kathmandu Shopping and Exploration
    • Meals :Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
    • Accommodation :Hotel/Lodge
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu
    • Highlights :
      • Shopping
      • Relax
      • Farewell Dinner

     

  • Day 19 Departure Day
    • Meals :Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Location :
      • Thamel
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
    • Highlights :
      • Souvenir Shopping
      • Airport Drop with Khata/Khatag as a Symbol of Wishing Safe Journey
      • Group Photo

     

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Cost Includes

  • Airport Pickup and drop service
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected. 
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; any items in the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you to not to waste your meals for it is difficult to transport food in the rural area.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from another group. 
  • Transportation costs: Comfortable Drive from Kathmandu to Trek Start Point(Gorkha/Barpak) and Jeep Drive from Tal to Besisahar and Private Vehicle from Besisahar to Kathmandu
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staffs. 
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belongs to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region. 
  • Trekking permits: Manaslu Conservation Area fees, Manasalu Special Permit (Seven Days Only), Tsum Valley Special Permit (Eight Days Only), Annapurna Conservation Permit and TIMS card
  • First aid medical box
  • All required trekking gears like Sleeping bags and down jacket made available on rent
  • T-shirt, Duffel Bag and Trekking Map with company logo
  • Rescue Management Service
  • 13% VAT and 10% company service charge
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Airport Pickup and drop service
  • Hotel in Kathmandu
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected. 
  • Breakfast during the trek
  • Transportation costs: Comfortable Drive from Kathmandu to Trek Start Point(Gorkha/Barpak) and Jeep Drive from Tal to Besisahar and Private Vehicle from Besisahar to Kathmandu
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staffs. 
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belongs to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region. 
  • Trekking permits: Manaslu Conservation Area fees, Manasalu Special Permit (Seven Days Only), Tsum Valley Special Permit (Eight Days Only), Annapurna Conservation Permit and TIMS card
  • First aid medical box
  • All required trekking gears like Sleeping bags and down jacket made available on rent
  • T-shirt, Duffel Bag and Trekking Map with company logo
  • Rescue Management Service
  • 13% VAT and 10% company service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets and extra baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses (laundry, electronic device charging cost, all alcoholic beverages and soft drinks etc)
  • Tip for guide and porters
  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets and extra baggage charges
  • All meals during the trek except for breakfast
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses (laundry, electronic device charging cost, all alcoholic beverages and soft drinks etc)
  • Tip for guide and porters

Route Map

Equipment Checklist

Equipment lists for 19 days Tsum Valley Trek

HEAD

Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses
Head Torch
Lip Balm
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
Underwear and Half pants
Inner thermals

FEET

Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable hiking boots
Light-weighted 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

MISCELLANEOUS

Medicines: We recommend you to bring your regular medicines; we will provide first aid kit from our side.
Light-weighted Towel
Swiss Knife
Passport and extra passport photos
Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

Review

DIE top Agentur

Marlies
Marlies
Source:Trip Advisor

Obwohl die Agentur noch relativ "jung" ist, so kann ich sie nur bestens und von Herzen empfehlen!
Dies nicht nur, weil Ramesh und all seine Guides sehr zuvorkommende, hilfsbereite, einfach liebe und tolle Leute sind und einen guten Job machen. Sondern auch, weil das Wissen und Können, dass mit den Leuten in diese junge Agentur hineingekommen ist, "riiiesig" ist! 
Ich kenne Ramesh seit 13 Jahren, war mit ihm, oder über seine Agenturen bereits über sieben mal auf diversen Trekks. Immer war alles ausgezeichnet organisiert. Dass heisst nicht, dass immer alles so lief wie geplant, aber dank der jeweiligen Begleitungen konnte immer alles umorganisiert, alle und jegliche Probleme gelöst werden. 
Ramesh kennt sein Land sehr gut, war bereits als Porter unterwegs auf den Trekkinrouten. Diese Erfahrungen kommen seinen Gästen zu gute und fast alle Wünsche und Anliegen können erfüllt werden und auch Trekkinrouten abseits der grossen Touristenrouten sind dank seiner Planung machbar. 
Und auch ich kann nur empfehlen, immer einen Guide auf Trkking mitzunehmen. Den nicht nur Kenntnisse über Land und Leute werden vermitttelt, auch der Zugang zu vielen Familien und Orten ist viel rascher und intensiver möglich, wenn einheimische Begleitung dabei ist.
Diesen März waren wir ins Tsum-Valley unterwegs. Ein weiteres, schönes Tal, dass einem die Tibetische Kultur nahe bringt und die Herzlichkeit der Bewohner einem unvergessliche Erinnerungen bescheren.

Amazing family trek with very caring, professional guides.

Andrew
Andrew
Source:Trip Advisor

Our family came to Nepal and found Ramesh while we were staying at Hotel Horizon. He was incredibly helpful in arranging a trek that we could do with our 6 month old daughter. We did an 11-day trek to Tsum Valley with Suman, Daljit and Ammar, who all took amazing care of us and our friend who trekked with us. The trek was ideal for us, since we wanted to go someplace with less tourists, and where we could learn about local culture as much as possible. We stayed in comfortable guesthouses and one monastery, and had wonderful interactions with our hosts along the way. Suman even helped us arrange a blessing with a local Lama in the Tsum Valley to pray for our family. The views the whole way were incredible, the people won our hearts, and it was truly a lifetime highlight. Thank you so much Ramesh, Suman, Daljit, and Ammar! Hope to see you again

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