Tsum Valley Trekking


Our office representative will welcome you at Tribhuwan International Airport upon your arrival and then transfer you to the hotel. Take some rest at the hotel and later visit Create Himalaya Adventure’s office. A welcome dinner will be offered in the evening along with tour briefing by our team.
Stay Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Included Meal: Welcome Dinner.

After breakfast, you begin your sightseeing tour by visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites within Kathmandu.
Kathmandu Durbar Square:-
Kathmandu Durbar Square showcases Nepalese art and architecture at its best. The architecture is typical of the Malla dynasty who ruled over Nepal from the 12th to the 18th century.
Swyambhunath:-
Swyambhunath Temple is popular among foreigners as the Monkey Temple owing to the large monkey population residing in the area.
Pasupatinath:-
Pasupatinath Temple is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River and is one of the principal temples of Lord Shiva.
Bauddhanath Stupa:-
The Bauddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupa's in South Asia.
Stay Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Included Meal: Breakfast.

The track engorges above the edges and descends on a precipitous path that remained to the wall of a cliff. It subsequently goes down and passes rice paddies before rising towards the gorgeous Gurung community of Lapubesi. In addition, the valley unbolts and the pathway inclines against gravel reservoir next to the river and reaches to Machha Khola village which literally means Fish River and stay overnight. And we can view Ganesh Himal (7000m) from the river area.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in machhakhola.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Following the forest path which is small and segmented, we arrive at tatopani (meaning hot water), you pass by the natural hot water and reach to Dovan. It is an advantage to experience the rapids of Budhi Gandaki. At Lauri, we will cross the river on a suspension bridge, and then get ready to go up on a high pathway to the grassland of Jagat (1410 m).
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Jagat.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Today our destination is Lokpa. The early part of trek goes gently uphill and then follows a flat leveled path. You cross a suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki before you enter Philim. Philim is a big village mainly inhabited by the Gurungs. From Philim, you climb a gradual uphill where we stop for lunch at Ekle Bhatti. Lokpa is the first village as you enter the Tsum valley.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Lokpa.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

You take an ascending route to reach Chumling stopping for lunch along the way. Chumling is located on the south face of the Shingri Himal. This day you enjoy a pleasant visit to the Gombas of Chumling. It’s a bit challenging as it is an ascending path the entire way. Visit Chumling village which is quite interesting.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Chumling.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

We start our trouble-free day with a crossover through a suspension bridge and new-fangled jungle escalating above a topical landslide. Higher up, we can even have tremendous views of the Ganesh Himal. Further than Rainjam, the path goes down to come across the Sarpu Khola that draws off the Syakpa Glacier from Sringi Himal, 7101m to the north side. And shortly we ascend for about 2-5 hours, on a bare pathway, to Upper Tsum Valley and associated communities of Paro and Chhokang usually called as Chhokangparo and stay overnight. Now, the gorge spread out and stone houses located underneath cliffs make complete use of the large paddock for maize, barley, potatoes and buckwheat. We can view Himalchuli (7893m) on the west.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Chhekampar.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Today, we travel around the linked villages and rise north where the trail passes all the way through petite villages, then climbs up to an edge with Chortens prior to passing from Lamagaon (3020m). Before the Burji village, a track to the north leads us to Milarepa’s Cave (Pigeon Cave) where several Buddhists were believed to have meditated. In a while, we crossover the Siyar Khola through Rachen Gompa and finally arrive at Nile. In addition, an overpass leads us to the ultimate mount to Nile.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Nile.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Early morning, we begin our journey with a walk to Mu Gomba, the biggest monastery in the area, through desiccated Tibetan landscape – along with paddle of extensive mountain panorama. The sacred stupa is positioned at the uppermost and extreme end in Tsum valley. On three regions, we can observe the outstanding views of Tibetan border and three passes time and again used for trade by the Tsumbas. We can even see widespread seasonal yak meadows, Lungdang Glacier to the east side and towering mountains in every direction. Soon after, we return back to the Nile for an overnight stay.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Nile.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Today, we will stopover at Rachen Gompa from Phurba and rejoin the path to Chhokampar at Ngakyu Leru.trek to downhill till Chumling.
Saty Overnight at Teahouse in Chumling.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

After having a breakfast trek down to Philim, in between can enjoy with the great view of Buddha Himal, and a beautiful Nature.
Saty Overnight at Teahouse in Philim.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Today we will trek continue down to Dovan.
Stay Overnight at Teahouse in Dovan.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

this day, begins the trek can enjoy Natural hot Spring(Tatopani). We can also take a bath in there, then trek continues toKhorlabesi and then Machhakhola.
Saty Overnight at Teahouse in Machhakhola.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Last day breakfast at your teahouse takes a jeep or bus to Kathmandu for several hours. you can pass through beautiful villages and scenery.
Stay Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Included Meal: Breakfast Lunch & Farewell Dinner.

Last day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time our staff will transfer you to the airport for your flight homeward bound or to respective destination with a wonderful experience.
Included Meal: Breakfast.

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1. I hadn’t tried trekking till date. Should I have to do training for Tsum Valley Trekking?

If you are physically fit, you don’t need any training for trekking even if it’s your first time. You must walk for a 5-7 hour per day during the trek and the trail are uphill and downhill with a rough path so that you must be physically fit. And we had set such itinerary that’s make the trek a bit easier and more adventurous. The more you are physically fit, the more you can enjoy the trek.

2. Is Tsum Valley Trekking difficult?

This trekking destination is comparatively is not hard trek then other but it’s ok if you are physically fit. The Tsum Valley Trekking is of 17 days as you must walk for the 5 -7 hours per day for the 13 days. The trekking trail is rough, uphill and downhill. As the trial is not paved so the trial is rocky somewhere, so you must be careful if you have a weak ankle and the trail is also filled with the snow depending upon the season.

3. What sort of different facilities can I expect in the trekking trail?

You can expect a standard room at a 3-star category hotel with breakfast and launch in Kathmandu. But along the trekking trail, there are the tea houses and lodges providing the facility of accommodation and food. They provide the clean mattress and blanket as we offer you a Create Himalaya sleeping bag which is a good idea to have your own sleeping equipment (Sleeping bag must be returned after the trip). The lodges in trekking routes provide single or double bedrooms. The food during the trekking trial provided by the tea houses/lodges is delicious of mostly vegetarian fare. During the time of touring in the city area, you can be served with the local food as well as western food. Trekking in the high Himalaya, you will be served with the basic western food and local food. The local foods like Tibetan’s fries’ bread, soups, steamed and fried dumplings (momo), steamed and curried vegetable (Tarkari), different varieties of potatoes, lentils, and rice (Dal-Bhat). Different varieties of meats are also served by the tea house. The tea house served the eggs, toast, peanut butter, hot porridge, muesli, and local honey in the breakfast.
Each day dinner and breakfast will be at the lodges/tea houses where we’ll stay. And for a launch, we will stop on the trail where you can order a meal as per your choice. Our Guide will help you to stop at the best possible places to eat.

4. Is travel insurance needed for trekking?

Yes, you need travel insurance including mountain trekking or mountain climbing. You must assure that your travel insurance policy covers this destination. Some of the insurance companies do not cover expenses above contain altitude. A rescue cost $5,000 just for the helicopter. So, it is the most need for the coverage of the expenses.

5. What if I am sick during the trekking period?

Our guides had a trekking certificate from the Tourism center. They are trained about the first-aid training for high altitude too besides other training and they always carry the essential first-aid kit during trekking trial. So that they can take care of you in the minor case in the mountains as our guide are 24 hours available for the service during trek.
But, in the case of an emergency, our Guide carries the local sim card to be in contact with the office in Kathmandu. Our guide keeps on updating the situation of the Client, then the office will be managed to send the Helicopter in the trail if the client is seriously sick in the mountain.

6. Can I add the extra days to my trekking route?

Yes, you can add the extra days to explore the destination. But, you must pay the extra charge to the company to cover your expenses for the accommodation, food, transportation, and the charge of the Guide and Porter for the extra days.

7. What if I want a flight to/from Kathmandu or Pokhara?

In our pre-planned package of the trip, we had mentioned that we will provide the private vehicle to/from Kathmandu or Pokhara. But if you want a flight to/from Kathmandu or Pokhara, you must add a charge for a flight ticket for airfare.

8. What is the alternative option of the trekking destination beside Tsum Valley Trekking destination in the same region?

If you are seeking for the alternative destination beside this trekking destination, you can choose the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, Khopra Ridge Trekking, Annapurna Circuit with Poon Hill Trekking, Annapurna Circuit Via Tilicha Base Camp Trekking, Sikles Trekking, Jomsom Muktinath Trekking, Mardi Himal Trekking, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, Upper Mustang Trekking, Manaslu Tsum Valley and Annapurna Circuit Trekking which are amazing trekking routes.

9. How do I book this trip with your company?

At first, you must fill-up the form with your personal detail and trip detail with the date you preferred to start the trip, then you must send the 30% advance trip payment to our company in our bank account to secure your booking. But, if you cancel the trip then a 10% advance trip payment will be non-refundable and 20% will be refunded on your account.
On receiving your 30% advance trip payment and following personal document like a passport with scanned or photocopy, along with booking forms, then we will send you a full confirmation letter with the deposit as well as receipt of advance trip payment.
You can deposit advance trip payment through the bank account or Visa card, Master Card. And you can clear the remaining payment after you arrive in Kathmandu, Create Himalaya Office.

What is Included?

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Seasonal Fruits During TRip
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader
  • Porter service (2 trekkers:1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Create Himalaya’s t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

What is not Included?

  • Nepal entry visa fee 50 USD per person.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain due to any reason other than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel Insurance and medical evacuation in case of emergency
  • Extra Night Hotel in Kathmandu, if arrive early or late departure than our Itinerary.
  • Items of personal nature & all bar bills ie. Soft/hard drinks,
  • Tips for Nepalese staffs etc.

Trip Introduction

Tsum Valley is certainly the most beautiful destination of the Manaslu Region. The little corner of the Himalayan kingdom brings together exceptional sites such as Mu-Gompa- the biggest monasteries in the area, Nile, chumling, elected most beautiful Tibetan Landscape in Nepal. The walk of Tsum Valley Trail is breathtaking, unforgettable, one of the most beautiful trekking in Nepal and slightly challenging in comparison to other treks.   

 

What can be expected...??? 

 

Discover one of the secluded Himalayan valleys in south Asia while trekking off-the-beaten-path in the Manaslu region. Situated in the lap of Himalayas - the sacred valley of Bons which wasn’t open for the foreigners until 2008. Thus, Tsum Valley Trek is one of the newly accessible trekking routes in Nepal offering the trekkers an opportunity to witness Tibetan Buddhist culture along with the majestic views of the snow-capped mountains. If you are planning for a trek and want to relish your time away from the crowds, Tsum Valley Trek is a perfect trek for you.

 

General Background about the Valley: 

 

Tsum Valley Trekking, well known as ‘Hidden Valley’, is an exclusive trekking destination with patchy vertical routes which is situated at the elevation of 1905m to 5062m in the far-flung northern Gorkha district at Manaslu Conservation area and is prominent as a sanctified Himalayan pilgrimage gorge. 

 

The valley nuzzles between Himal Chuli and Baudha Himal to the west, Sringi Himal to the north, and Ganesh Himal to the south. The natural beauty, its culture and its acquaintance with Tibet make this voyage exclusive and exhilarating. 

 

The local ethnic group of Tsum valley is mainly of Tibetan origin with inimitable language and follows Bon religion. Tsum literally means vivid and is derived from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’.Tsum Valley Trek is introduced as the trekking destination later which was previously a restricted area. 

 

In route to the Trek: 

 

The path begins from Machhakhola and pursues the snaking Budi Gandaki River and attains the initial eminent gorge in order to offer the glorious panorama of Sringi Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Boudha Himal. Alongside the imposing backdrop of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and other adjacent mountains, this peaceful valley is affluent in prehistoric sculpture, tradition, and belief. 

 

The trail is speckled with creative Chortens and creased with Mani walls that are made of thousands of rock pieces engraved with divinity and prayers. It is believed that Buddhist saint (guru) Milarepa meditated in the caves which are located in the mountains of this valley and hence known as a revered and attractive location for the visitors. 

 

Tsum valley was an ethnically discrete geographical region named ‘Tsum Tso Chuksum’, that actually means thirteen areas ruled as a solitary terrain. The entire trek will be arranged with comfort by Create Himalaya Adventure and completes in 15 days with the maximum altitude of 3800m and you can enjoy best views throughout the year.

 

Major Highlights of the Trips

→ Tsum Valley Trekking is Newly opened are for Foreign Tourist.
→ It is a Restricted area Nepal Tourism Board Desiceded Minimum 2 person has to go & Special Trekking permit for this area.
→ Stunning Rhododendron and Oaks forests.
→ Tibetan Buddhism and Bhotia culture had been settled in the higher elevation and Buddhism and Hinduism with various ethnic culture in the lower lands.
→ Spectacular views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, with other many smaller mountain peaks. Gurung / Nubri culture and Buddhism, High Himalayan Larkya pass at the height of 5,106m.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1333m)
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation.
Day 03: Drive to Machhakhola (930m)
Day 04: Machhakhola to Jagat (1440m)
Day 05: Jagat to Lokpa (2240m)
Day 06: Lokpa to Chumling (2863m)
Day 07: Chumling to Chhekampar (3030m)
Day 08: Chhekampar to Nile (3360m)
Day 09: Nile to Mu- Gumba (3800m) explore the Monastery and back to Nile.
Day 10: Nile to  Chumling (2863m)
Day 11: Chumling to Philim (1590m)
Day 12: Philim to Doban (1070m)
Day 13: Doban to Machhakhola (930m)
Day 14: Machhakhola to by bus/jeep Kathmandu (1333m)
Day 15: Final Departure

Included in the Cost

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Seasonal Fruits During Trip
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader
  • Porter service (2 trekkers:1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Create Himalaya’s t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

When is the Best season for trekking in Tsum Valley?

Winter

December to February are the coldest months to trek, with the shortest days and the fewest people. There is often a lot of snow on the ground, especially above Chumling and getting to the Destination can sometimes be very difficult or impossible.

Spring

March, April, and May are some of the busier months and for good reason. The days are getting warmer, the weather is mostly stable and the climbing season is in full swing. It really is an amazing sight from Machhakhola. In the lower valleys, the flowers are blooming on the Rhododendrons and the terraced fields turn green with new shoots of vegetables.

Summer

From June to August the summer monsoons bring rain and snow. There are fewer visitors during these months, although some of the most beautiful, warm, blue-skied days occur now. Usually, by the afternoon, there is a rainstorm or snow higher up.

Autumn

This is the most popular time to visit the Manaslu and Tsum Valley. September through November is a time of steady weather patterns, less precipitation, and cleaner air. The lodges are full and everyone is friendly. If you enjoy meeting new friends, want the best chance for great weather and don’t mind an empty, this is the best trekking season.

Tour Notes

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Create Himalaya Adventure. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above Tsum Valley Trek itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Tsum Valley Trek weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the Tsum Valley trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.


Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Create Himalaya Adventure. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

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Tsum Valley Trekking

From $1570 USD
Duration 15 Days

Tour Grade easy
Group Size 2-20 Max
Max. Altitude 3800m
Starting point Machhakhola
Ending Point Machhakhola
Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu / Full Board in Trekking
Accomodation Hotel in Kathmandu / Basic Teahouse in Trekking
Transportation All Ground Transportation's as per Group size

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