Tsum Valley Trekking - 16 Days

Tsum Valley Trekking
Tsum Valley Trekking
Tsum Valley Trekking
At a Glance
Duration16 Days
Trip GradeModerate
Maximum Altitude4200m
Group Size2+ Pax
Travel StyleTrekking
AccomodationTea House accommodation in Mountain and 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu
Best TimeAll Season

Tsum Valley, located at the altitude of 1905 to 5093 meters, is one of the fascinating trekking trail in Nepal. It is also known as the ‘Hidden Valley’ which boasts Baudha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south and Sringi Himal to the north. This trek (Tsum Valley Trekking) includes two remote villages development committee Chhekampar (Upper Tsum) and Chumchet (Lower Tsum). The place is untouched by modernization where visitors can see immaculate state and remoteness and ancient ruins.

The famous Kyimo Lung, a pilgrimage circuit in the central Trans-Himalaya, is well known for its centers of learning Buddhism and meditation.

The Tsum Valley’s acquaintance with Tibet, natural beauty and its pristine culture make the trekking unique in this place. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin and speak a unique dialect. Trails are strewn with many walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with deities and prayers. The Tsum Valley has a long history of Buddhism.

Tour PlanExpand All

On arrival in Kathmandu international airport meet our Trekking Guide Team staff and guides for the transfer to respective hotels in the centre of Kathmandu at Thamel area, where you will have time for shopping and preparation for the trip to Mustang.

Morning our guide will pick you from the hotel for sightseeing tour in and around Kathmandu city, as Kathmandu-Patan within the valley is full of world heritage sites visit the holy Hindu Pashupatinath temple and Bouddhanath also know as little Tibet; these are listed in world heritage, afternoon preparation for the trip to Tsum valley.

On this day, we'll drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola at 6:30 a.m. The Tsum Valley trek starts from a small village Soti Khola, located a few Kilometers away from Arughat. On the first day of the trek, you will drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Arughat, which will take around 6-7 hours, during which you can enjoy the views of hills, forests, Trishuli river, terraced fields, small villages and many more. Driving past the small villages, you will arrive at Soti Khola, which offers beautiful views of the snow-capped pinnacles. You can soak in the views and rest after arriving at your lodge

Your trekking journey officially begins today as you move from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola. At the beginning of the trek, you will cross the suspension bridge over the Soti Khola and continue to trek through the lush Sal forest making your way to the village of Liding, followed by Khursane to Lapubesi and then to Nauli Khola crossing a suspension bridge and walking along the Budi Gandaki River. As your destination gets closure, you will pass through a narrow, steep and rocky gorge which can be quite challenging to walk, but the views from the gorge are worth it.

In short, on the first day of your Tsum Valley trek, you will cross several suspension bridges, walk past Gurung village, see terraced fields and enjoy the rich landscape of the region.

On the second day of your trekking, you will pass through the rich landscape, enjoying the ascending and descending journey. Crossing Thado Khola and walking past the village of Khorlabesi, you arrive at Tatopani, the spot for natural hot spring water. The trail ahead from Tatopani is quite challenging as you will walk on a stone staircase, cross the landslide area and suspension bridge, and continue the uphill and downhill journey along the Budi Gandaki River before arriving at Jagat.

At Jagat, you will register your permits for Manaslu and Tsum Valley at the checkpoint and continue your journey to Lokpa. Today's trek is scenic and passes through the terraced hillside and village settlements of Salleri, Sirdibas, and Philim. Enjoying the views of the Himalayas, you enter Ekle Bhatti, register at the checkpoint and continue to walk alongside the Budi Gandaki River to arrive at Lokpa.
From Lokpa, you can enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and soak in the tranquil atmosphere.

Today you will officially enter the Tsum Valley as you walk to Chumling, also known as the lower Tsum Valley. The Lokpa to Chumling trek initially descents to the Lungwa River valley and then passes through the lush forest of rhododendron and juniper and the small village settlement of Gumling. Ahead on the trail from Gumling, you will walk along the Shiar Khola to arrive at Chumling. Upon arriving at Chumling, you can visit three different monasteries, Panago Gumba, Mani Dhungyur Gumba and Gurwa Gumba located in the area.

Beginning the day early, you will walk to the upper Tsum Valley, known as Chekampar. Enjoying the views of Himchuli, Buddha Himala, and Ganesh Himal, walking past the village of Domje crossing several streams, you arrive at Chekampar, which offers majestic views of the Himchuli, Shringi, and Ganesh Himal.

Today's trek is interesting because of the Milarepa cave, the holiest cave of the Tsum valley, built into the rock face. Inside the cave, you can see the footprints of the Tibetan Buddhist Master, Milarepa, Buddhist shrines and paintings. During the trek, you will walk in the green meadows and lush landscape. You will also see Gumbas with magnificently pained Buddhist murals. From Chhule, Nile is just 20 minute walk after crossing a suspension bridge on the Shair Khola to arrive at the Nile village.

Mu Gompa is the largest monastery in the region, which is worth a visit as it exhibits several religious books, the statue of Avalokiteshwara and portraits of Padmasambhava and Tara. Apart from Mu Gompa, there are other several beautiful monasteries like Rikang Gumba, Dhephu Gumba and Nunnery. Walking along the Shyan River and steep trail, enjoying the views of the Ganesh Himal, you arrive at Mu Gompa. Feel free to explore the monasteries and soak in the majestic views.

Today, you will trace your way back to Chekampar, walking past the villages, monasteries, mani walls, and the sacred Milarepa cave. Following the Shiar Khola downstream, you arrive at Chekampar.

You will be walking through the same trail, walked on the 6th day of the trek. Enjoying the views of farmlands covered with barley, maize, potato and buckwheat, you will leave Upper Tsum Valley and head towards Daphne Gompa and then to Chumling.

Cost Details
  • Airport pick up and drop.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu 2 star category with breakfast for 3 nights, twin sharing basis at Nivas Boutique Home or similar category. (On the arrival day and after the trekking)
  • Your meals breakfast-lunch-dinner (main course) during the trek as per the itinerary
  • One experience trekking guide & one porter for each two tourists. 
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Sotikhola to Kathmandu by local sharing bus.
  • All necessary paper permits.
  • Tsum Valley special permit.
  • Manasalu special permit.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System. (TIMS)
  • Insurance for guide & porters.
  • All accommodation during the trek available Lodge/Tea Houses run by Nepalese family, with basic accommodation and outside toilet.
  • Our service charge.
  • Government tax.
  • Nepal visa fee 30 USD per person.
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing 26 USD per person.
  • Equipment: Sleeping bag (-15 Celsius), down jacket, trekking shoes, personal towel, torch light, gloves, trekking stick, warm clothes, sun glass, sunscreen, socks, some medicine for headache, fever, handiplast, bandage, pain killer, stomach ache, diarrhea, dimox etc. (You can hire or buy sleeping bag easily in Kathmandu)
  • Personal travel Insurance. The Insurance must cover medical, accidental, natural disasters, emergency evacuation and trip cancellation expenses along with baggage and gears’ lost, theft or damage.
  • If you arrive early or depart late, extra night accommodations other than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All the Alcoholic and non Alcoholic Drinks like Tea, Coffee, mineral water, beer etc.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation which will be covered by your insurance.
  • Sweet things like chocolate and dessert.
  • Hot shower during the trekking.
  • Your personal expenses like laundry, phone call, shopping etc.
  • Tipping (Tips) For Guide& Porter as per your main interest.
  • All the things that are not mentioned in cost include.
Additional Info

Risk & Liabilities: We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a life time journey. We perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, the entire programs in Nepal are conducted strictly under the rules and regulation of their own policies. Trekking Guide Team Adventure Pvt. Ltd shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstance such as govt. restriction, Land slide, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident, Any extra cost incurring there of shall be borne by the clients on the spot

As Nepal is an underdeveloped country, our country’s facility and standard cannot match as per yours. But we will always provide you the best facility and service as per Nepal’s standard.

Please bring travel insurance. The Insurance must cover medical, accidental, natural disasters, emergency evacuation and trip cancellation expenses along with baggage and gears’ lost, theft or damage.

Please bring each person 3 PP size pictures to issue permit, hard copy of your insurance and hard copy of itinerary.

Equipment: Sleeping bag (-15 Celsius), down jacket, trekking shoes, personal towel, torch light, gloves, trekking stick, warm clothes, sun glass, sunscreen, socks, some medicine for headache, fever, handiplast, bandage, pain killer, stomach ache, diarrhea, dimox etc.

(You can hire or buy sleeping bag easily in Kathmandu)

Our company airport representative will be waiting for you in the airport holding our company card “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” with your Name on it and he will escort you to the hotel.

This is a moderate trek of Nepal and do not require any special training or condition. However, you should be fit and should have walking practice. I recommend you to go for morning walks for practice. Many people are able to do this trek easily and you can also do this trek easily. You have to walk everyday 6 to 7 hour, 15 to 20 km.

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