Tsum Valley Trek
19 Days 18 Nights
Kathmandu Dhading Manaslu area Tsum valley
2 Min. Pax
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
ACCOMODATIONTea House, Home stay
BEST TIMESpring Autumn
On reaching Kathmandu and at Nepal international airport received by our guide and staff for short transfer to your hotels in the center of Kathmandu around Thamel area, an interesting place on checking your rooms and getting refreshed, our guide / leader will brief with information of the treks, local cultures and other necessary details to make your stay in Nepal enjoyable. Evening time with group welcome dinner in a nice authentic Nepalese restaurant serves typical local dinner with Folk and cultural program as entertainment.
In Kathmandu where our city guide takes you around for short drive and walk to visit interesting old monuments of religious and historical background around Old Durbar Square (palace courtyard), ancient Buddhist Stupa of Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath with Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, after an enjoyable and fascinating tour head back to hotel with time for trek preparation.
Starting with morning overland journey to reach Nepal Mid-West around Gorkha area, drive leads past Kathmandu valley outskirt heading due west on main highway to reach Arughat farm town, as drive continues further reaching at Soti-Khola village for overnight stop, the area around populated mainly by Magar and Gurung people the hill tribe of Mid-West Himalaya.
Start first day walks to steep valley, within forest walk past villages to reach a wide valley opposite of a large tributary stream that runs into Burigandaki River. Nice views of cultivated terrace of Lapbesi upper village as our walk descends to a wide, sandy riverbed following a trail that meanders below a steep, craggy valley side. As walk progress leading to a climb towards Machha Khola for overnight stop, a village with many teashops and small lodge, Maccha Khola means a Fish Stream.
From here onward into interesting farm villages and cultivated fields as vegetation changes slowly as altitude gains, where morning walk takes you over a stream where Machha Khola (Fish stream) name comes from, route lead upstream to Khola-Bensi village and at Tatopani a place with natural 'hot spring'. Walk continues as valley turns into narrow and steep, and then trail reach to cross suspension bridge, after a short period of walk entering patch of forest and then reaching at Doban located on the high shelf of Burigandaki River.
Morning walk towards broad gravel field and at Lauri stream crossing over suspension bridge that climb to high ridge then descend into a valley of Yara Khola, journey continues for another hour to reach at Jagat. Jagat a nice looking farm village of moderate size after Arughat; people here with mix race Magar, Chettries, Brahman, Manaslu Bhotia (Tibetan looking tribes) and some Newar people, lodge owner and shopkeepers.
From Jagat descend to river side, and then climb on terraced hillsides of Saguleri, with view of Sringi Himal 7,187m, as walk continue with ups and down trail then reach a bridge over Buri-Gandaki. After crossing trail winds up to reach at Philim village for short break and observe this nice farm village with rich cultivated fields and terraces. After a refreshing stop walk lead higher past scattered farm villages with climb through terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, to reach a rocky ridge top covered within bamboo forest area towards Eklai Bhatti means a lonely Inn. After a rest walk to high Manaslu area, route diverts North East to reach our overnight stop at Lakuwa village of more strong Tibetan culture.
After Lakuwa village and leaving the Burigandkai River for a week, our walk heads towards Tsum valley into the valley of happiness, as our route enters narrow gorge then with short descend and uphill climb into rhododendron and pine tree forest walking past small farm villages then climbing above Lungwa Khola to reach at Chumling village for first overnight in Tsum Valley.
From here altitude slowly gains with the mountain views of Ganesh Himal peaks, as the villages and landscapes looks similar to Tibetan windswept plateau. Morning walks with downhill to cross a bridge over Smatiking Khola, with views of Ganesh Himal also known as Yangra at 7,422 m high, walk slowly leads at Chokhan-paro village for overnight stop.
After Chokan-paro heading closer at upper Tsum area to Nele (Ne-lay) starting with a climb onto open valley and windswept country with few small trees that survives around this arid terrain. Walk continues uphill with views of Ganesh and Manaslu Himal, after a pleasant walk reach at Nele on the way with visit to an old cave of 11th Century Saint Millerepa famous and popular among Buddhist as poet, singer, tantric guru his folk-tales and songs are still remembered by Tibetans and Buddhist alike.
Morning walk starts on reaching the highest point at Mu Gompa and main destination of this adventure, as the walk continues to climb on high arid terrain offering views of high peaks on the way to Mu Gompa for overnight stop.
At Mu Gompa free day to explore the unexplored areas around high valley of Tsum visit its traditional villages and interesting old Mu Gompa with ancient antique scrolls, statue and relics this is one of the most important monastery of Tsum and Manaslu area. The village of upper Tsum located on route Tibet border, which is least frequented by other trekkers and adventurer, here enjoy the scenery and culture in complete of natural surrounding within total bliss.
After an interesting and marvelous time at Mu Gompa, our return journey leads to another impressive monastery at Rachen Gompa, walking on nice trails with some short climbs and downs passing few small scattered farm villages of cattle herders to reach at Rachen Gompa for overnight stop, afternoon visit Rachen monastery which treasures historical and religious artifacts and important statues of famous Gurus with idol of Sakaymuni Buddha.
Today our last day around Tsum valley, as the morning walk leads to a long descend to Chumling village passing farm areas and then back into tree lines, after a long downhill walk of 6 hours reaching at Chumling village for last overnight stop around Tsum.
From Chumling village, morning walk downhill following river downstream with views of waterfalls then reaching villages of Samba, Tingding Chhupyang till our walk ends at Philim village for overnight stop. This is a nice farm village with school supported by Japanese (as Mt. Manaslu was first climbed by Japanese so this area is a favorite among Japanese)
From here onwards on warmer area with paddy fields, after a breakfast walk leads to Tatopani following Buri Gandaki River through several small villages of Nagjet, Sidibas Bazaar and Jagat. Walk further descends at Yaruphant, then to lower area with dramatic change in vegetation, finally ending six hours walk to our overnight stop at Tatopani a small farm village with hot spring as Tatopani in Nepali means 'hot water', afternoon enjoy the hot springs and relax. The local believes that the spring water have a natural power to cure various disease and wounds.
After a nice time at Tatopani and hot spring, morning walk leads to Soti Khola walking along the Budhi Gandaki River downstream, after hours of good walk reaching at Gurung village of Labubesi, from here walk further through terraced fields and waterfalls to reach our last overnight stop at Soti-Khola.
After a pleasant overnight last stop in Soti-Khola, depart from this farm village as morning drive takes you past Gorkha and Dhading areas then on much better road on interesting highway to reach back at Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu late afternoon or evening time check into your respective hotels, with rest of the evening free to enjoy your own personal activities and shopping.
Last and final day in Nepal in the country of amazing Himalaya blended with colorful culture, as per your time for international flight our staff, guide transfer you to airport for final departures home-ward after a most memorable experience and adventure on Tsum Valley trekking.
- First aid
- Sharing twin/double bedrooms in 3-star hotels or tea house lodges
- Necessary insurance for a guide
- Accommodation, food, salary, equipment for your guide and porters
- All applicable tax, vat and office service charge
- All necessary trekking permits and governmental documents
- 3 meals during a trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Local licensed friendly trekking guide if necessary
- Personal trekking equipment
- Tips for guide and porters
- Laundry, phone calls, internet charges
- Travel insurance, Nepal tourist visa fees, personal items, and expenses
- Fees and entrance during sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Bar drinks and beverages including mineral water
- Airport shuttles, lodging, and meals in Kathmandu except for breakfast
Tsum valley is a long day's trek but if you want to make it short then you can finish it within 10 days but if you have availability of more days then you can probably complete the trek in 17 days, so it depends upon how many days you have.
If you are fit enough to continuously walk for 2 weeks then you are eligible to go on a trek to Tsum valley but if you cannot walk for several days continuously and are not well experienced then Tsum valley trek is not for you.
So most of the accommodations are tree houses or homestay.
Only in a few places like Chhekampar and Nile village, hot showers and wifi are available.
To book a trek, you can kindly either contact us directly or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may choose according to your convenience, you may either bank transfer, credit card, western union, or other options.
There are no banks or atm or money exchange to the higher points of the trek. If you want to carry extra cash for extra expenses then you can either withdraw or change from Kathmandu or Dhading.
No, there are no flights operations in this region.
Since the region is very remote, it is quite hard to find mineral water in the higher points of the region but you can use water purifiers or water purifying tablets.