Tsum Valley Trek
Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley Trek

Duration 18 Days
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Trip Duration 18 Days
Group Size 2-12 People
Maximum Altitude 5160m.
Difficulty Grade Moderate
Start & End Point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Seasons Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov

Major Highlights of Tsum Valley Trek

  • Explore one of the most beautiful treks on the bank of the Budhi Gandaki River.
  • The Tsum Valley is home to the ethnic group of Tsumbas, who have unique cultures and traditions.
  • During the trek, you will experience their way of life and visit ancient monasteries, including the Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa.
  • The trek to Tsum Valley also includes a visit to Milarepa’s Cave.
  • Tsum Valley Trekking is a challenging trek that involves trekking through steep and rocky trails reaching an altitude of over 4000m,
  • Tsum Valley Trekking is a remote trek many tourists do not frequently travel to, so he will enjoy the peaceful environment.
  1. Tsum Valley Exploration:
    • Visit the ancient Tsum Valley and its isolated villages, including Chumchet and Chhekampar.
    • Explore monasteries such as Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa, and Milarepa’s Cave.
  2. Manaslu Conservation Area:
    • Traverse through the Manaslu Conservation Area, offering diverse flora and fauna.
    • Chance to spot wildlife such as the Himalayan tahr, blue sheep, and various bird species.
  3. Larkya La Pass:
    • Cross the challenging Larkya La Pass (5,106 meters/16,752 feet) with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.
  4. Cultural Immersion:
    • Interact with the local people of Tsum Valley, who have a unique culture and traditions.
    • Witness traditional rituals and festivals, gaining insight into the Tibetan Buddhist way of life.
  5. Scenic Landscapes:
    • Enjoy stunning views of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and the Manaslu range.
    • Trek through lush forests, terraced fields, and high alpine landscapes.

Overview of Tsum Valley Trek

The Tsum Valley Trek is a unique and new place for trekkers. The Tsum valley trek offers the most stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and the Buddha Himal range.

The Tsum Valley is known for its natural beauty and is considered a sacred pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus. You will visit traditional villages, monasteries, and stupas during the trek.
The Tsum Valley Trek is a moderate-level trek that takes around 18 days to complete. The trek starts and ends in Kathmandu and follows a route that takes you through picturesque villages, dense forests, and high-altitude landscapes.

Along the way, you will cross several high passes, including the Ngula Dhoj Hyang Pass and the Mu Gompa Pass.

The trek offers an unforgettable adventure for those seeking a unique cultural and natural experience in the heart of the Himalayas.

Itinerary of Tsum Valley Trek

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport

On the very first day, you will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal; you will be greeted by a representative from Kabru Adventure Holiday.

Once you arrive at your hotel, you can check in and rest properly. You will likely hold a pre-trek meeting later in the day or the following day to review the itinerary, review any safety information, and ask any questions about the trek.

This meeting is also an opportunity to meet your guide and fellow trekkers. Overall, the first day of your trek to Nepal will be relatively relaxed and low-key, designed to help you acclimate to your new surroundings and prepare for the adventure ahead.

Day 02: Trek preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

On day two of your trekking trip in Nepal, you will have a day reserved for trek preparation and sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley. In the morning, after your breakfast, your guide will meet you at the hotel to start the sightseeing tour.

You will visit some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites like Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath. Pashupatinath is a Hindu temple complex dedicated to Lord Shiva, located on the banks of the Bagmati River.

You can also visit some other places if you have time. After visiting these sites, you will return to your hotel to prepare for your trek. Your guide will remind you about the safety protocol and the necessary trek items you have to take.

Overall, day two of your trekking in Nepal is an exciting day filled with cultural experiences and preparation for your upcoming adventure in the Himalayas.

  1. Kathmandu to Arughat:
    • Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and start trekking.
  2. Trekking through Tsum Valley:
    • Trek through picturesque villages like Philim, Chumchet, and Chhekampar.
    • Explore ancient monasteries and immerse in the local culture.
  3. Larkya La Pass:
    • Ascend to Larkya La Pass, the highest point of the trek.
    • Descend to Bimthang, enjoying stunning mountain views.
  4. Return to Kathmandu:
    • Trek back to Dharapani and drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu - Soti Khola

On day 3, After breakfast, you will take a scenic drive to Soti Khola, which takes around 7-8 hours. This road will take you through beautiful villages, lush forests, and terraced fields.

As you drive, the landscape changes from Kathmandu’s bustling cityscape to Nepal’s tranquil countryside. You will pass through lush forests, terraced fields, and meandering rivers.

You will also be able to see some of Nepal’s traditional houses and villages, with their distinctive architecture and cultural practices.

Hence day three of your trek in Nepal is a long but scenic journey that takes you through some of the most picturesque landscapes in the country. It is an opportunity to see Nepal’s beauty and diversity and prepare for the adventure ahead.

Day 04: Soti Khola to Mchha Khola Gaon

On day four of your trekking trip in Nepal, you will begin your trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola Gaon. This will also be the first day of your trek in the Manaslu region, and you will have an opportunity to experience the area’s natural beauty and cultural richness.

As you trek, you will be surrounded by beautiful natural scenery, including forests, hills, and waterfalls. You will also have an opportunity to see the unique wildlife and flora of the region, such as the Himalayan tahr and blue sheep.

After several hours of trekking, you will arrive at Machha Khola Gaon, where you will spend the night in a guesthouse or teahouse. Machha Khola is a small village located on the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River and is known for its beautiful scenery and cultural heritage.

Overall, day four of your trek is an exciting day of trekking that takes you through beautiful natural scenery and cultural landmarks.

Day 05: Machhakhola to Jagat

The trek starts from the village of Machhakhola, located on the banks of the Budhi Gandaki river. You will go through the trail alongside the river, passing through forests, rice fields, and small settlements.

After a few hours of trekking, you will reach Tatopani village, known for its natural hot springs. This is a great place to take a break and soak your feet in warm water before continuing your trek.

From Tatopani, the trail continues through the villages of Dobhan and Yaru before finally reaching Jagat. Along the way, you will pass through many beautiful landscapes and get to engage with the local people’s unique culture and way of life.

Overall, the trek from Machhakhola to Jagat is a beautiful and rewarding experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and culture of the region.

Day 06: Jagat - Lokpa

The trek from Jagat to Lokpa is a breathtaking journey that takes you through dense forests of pine and rhododendron trees. The trek starts in Jagat, a small village located on the banks of the Budhi Gandaki river.

You will follow the trail alongside the river and pass through several small settlements. As you trek through the forests, you will gradually climb higher in elevation and eventually reach the village of Lokpa.

This small village is around 2,040 meters (6,690 feet) and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. The locals here are mainly Gurungs and Tamangs, who live in traditional houses and practice agriculture and animal husbandry.

Day 07: Lokpa to Chumling

The trek from Lokpa to Chumling is a stunning journey that takes you through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Tsum Valley. This day’s trek offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges and allows you to experience the unique culture of the local people.

After several hours of trekking, you will reach Chumling, a beautiful village at around 2,386 meters (7,828 feet). The village is home to the local people, mainly Tibetan Buddhists.

The houses here are traditional Tibetan, with brightly colored prayer flags fluttering in the wind.

Overall, the trek from Lokpa to Chumling is filled with stunning views and experiences that will last a lifetime.

Day 08: Chumling to Chhokangparo

On Day 8 of your trek, you will continue your journey from Chumling to Chhokangparo. This part of the trek takes you through some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the Tsum Valley region.

You’ll traverse through dense forests and lush green hillsides and pass by charming villages and hamlets.

As you approach Chhokangparo, you’ll notice that the landscape gradually changes, with the vegetation becoming sparser and the terrain becoming more rugged.

You can take sweeping views of the surrounding Himalayan ranges, including the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Buddha Himal. Chhokangparo is a beautiful village located at an altitude of around 3,010 meters (9,875 feet) and home to the friendly and hospitable people of the Tsum Valley.

Day 09: Chhokangparo to the Nile

Day 9 of your trek takes you from Chhokangparo to the Nile, a small village near Milarepa’s Cave. The trail offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, and the landscape changes as you travel toward the Nile.

Nile is a small but beautiful village that serves as the gateway to the mystical Milarepa’s Cave. The village is located at an altitude of around 3,361 meters (11,027 feet) and is surrounded by towering mountain peaks.

It’s a peaceful, serene place with traditional Tibetan-style houses and friendly locals. The Milarepa’s Cave is a significant highlight of the trek; many people visit the Nile to see it.

Day 10: Nile to Mu Gompa

On Day 10 of your trek, you’ll hike from the Nile to Mu Gompa, a famous monastery around 3,700 meters (12,139 feet). You’ll pass through small villages, forests, and rocky terrain before finally arriving at Mu Gompa.

Mu Gompa is a major highlight of the trek, and many people visit the Tsum Valley to see it. The views from Mu Gompa are breathtaking, with panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Day 11: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa

On Day 11 of your trek, you’ll continue your journey from Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa, another famous monastery in the Tsum Valleys. You’ll pass through small villages, forests, and rocky terrain before arriving at Rachen Gompa.

Rachen Gompa is a significant spiritual center in the Tsum Valley, located at around 3,240 meters (10,629 feet). It’s a beautiful monastery with traditional Tibetan architecture and colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind.

The views from Rachen Gompa are simply breathtaking, with sweeping vistas of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Day 12: Rachen Gompa to Gumba Lungdung

On Day 12 of your trek, you’ll hike from Rachen Gompa to Gumba Lungdung, a picturesque village located at an altitude of around 3,200 meters (10,498 feet) in the Tsum Valley. You’ll pass through small villages, forests, and rocky terrain before finally arriving at Gumba Lungdung.

Gumba Lungdung is a remote and peaceful village in the Tsum Valley, known for its beautiful natural scenery and rich cultural heritage. The views from Gumba Lungdung are simply breathtaking, with panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Overall, the trek from Rachen Gompa to Gumba Lungdung is a beautiful experience that offers a glimpse into the unique beauty and culture of the Tsum Valley.

Day 13: Gumba Lungdang to Lokpa

On Day 13 of your trek, you’ll return to Lokpa. The trek back to Lokpa is relatively easy and mostly downhill, which makes it an excellent opportunity to relax and enjoy the scenery.

You’ll pass through lush forests, cross over glistening streams, and marvel at the beauty of the surrounding landscapes.

Finally, after a few hours of hiking, you’ll return to Lokpa, where you can rest and recharge for the next leg of your journey.

Overall, Day 13 is a great way to wrap up your trek in the Tsum Valley, with plenty of stunning scenery to enjoy along the way.

Day 14: Lokpa to Jagat

On Day 14, you’ll retrace your steps from Lokpa to Jagat, following the same trail you hiked on Day 6 of your trek. As you return to Jagat, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan ranges, with snow-capped peaks rising in the distance.

The trail passes several beautiful waterfalls and rivers, adding to the natural beauty of the area. Finally, after a few hours of hiking, you’ll return to Jagat, where you can rest for the day and spend the night at this fantastic place.

Overall, Day 14 is a fitting conclusion to your trek in the Tsum Valley.

Day15: Jagat to Lapubensi

On Day 15 of your trek, you’ll go from Jagat to Lapubensi, a small village on the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River.

As you approach Lapubensi, you’ll be treated to even more stunning views of the Budhi Gandaki River, crystal-clear waters flowing peacefully through the valley.

The village is peaceful and serene, with traditional houses and buildings made from stone and wood.

Day 16: Lapunbeshi to Arughat

Day 16 of your trek will take you from Lapunbeshi to Arughat, a small town at the end of the Budhi Gandaki Valley. As you reach Arughat, you’ll pass through several small villages and settlements, allowing you to interact with the locals and learn more about their culture and traditions.

Overall, Day 16 is a great way to cap off your journey through the Budhi Gandaki Valley and reflect on all your fantastic experiences.

Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 17 marks the end of your trek in the Budhi Gandaki Valley as you begin your journey back to Kathmandu. Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you’ll have the chance to unwind and relax after your trek.

You can explore the city alone, taking in its vibrant culture and rich history, or kick back and relax at your hotel.

Day 18: Departure

Day 18 marks the end of your incredible Tsum Valley Trekking adventure. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure home flight.

This will mark the end of your journey in Nepal, but the memories you’ve created on this trek will stay with you forever.

From the stunning mountain landscapes and peaceful villages to the welcoming locals and rich cultural heritage, Nepal truly is a once-in-a-lifetime destination. We hope you loved each moment of your stay.

Tsum Vally Trek includes excludes

What's Included?
  1. Trekking Permits:
    • Information about obtaining the Restricted Area Permit (RAP) and Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP).
  2. Accommodation:
    • Overview of tea house lodges or camping arrangements.
  3. Meals:
    • Information about provided meals and dining options during the trek.
  4. Transportation:
    • Details on transportation, including any required domestic flights and land transportation.
  5. Guides and Support:
    • Introduction to the trekking guide and support staff.
  6. Equipment:
    • List of provided trekking equipment and information on personal gear.
  7. Activities:
    • Overview of cultural activities, monastery visits, and interactions with local communities.
What's Excluded?
  1. International Flights:
    • Guidance on booking international flights to and from Kathmandu.
  2. Visa Fees:
    • Information on Nepal entry visa fees and the application process.
  3. Insurance:
    • Recommendation for travel and trekking insurance, including emergency evacuation and medical coverage.
  4. Personal Expenses:
    • Guidance on budgeting for extra meals, snacks, and personal expenses.
  5. Optional Activities:
    • Information on any optional activities or side trips not included in the itinerary.

General Tips:

  1. Health and Safety:
    • Tips for maintaining good health during the trek and basic safety guidelines.
  2. Cultural Etiquette:
    • Advice on respectful behavior and cultural norms in local communities.
  3. Trekking Etiquette:
    • Guidelines for responsible trekking, including waste disposal and environmental conservation.
  4. Communication:
    • Information on communication options during the trek and at tea house lodges.
  5. Emergency Contacts:
    • Emergency contact numbers for Kabru Adventure Holidays and local authorities.

Post-Trek Recommendations:

  1. Post-Trek Activities:
    • Suggestions for relaxation and exploration in Nepal after completing the Tsum Valley Trek.
  2. Feedback:
    • Details on providing feedback to Kabru Adventure Holidays for continuous improvement.
  3. Social Media Sharing:
    • Encouragement to share their trekking experience on social media platforms.

This comprehensive content list serves as a guide for guests, helping them prepare adequately and making their Tsum Valley Trek with Kabru Adventure Holidays a memorable and enjoyable experience.

  1. Hiking Boots: Sturdy and waterproof.
  2. Weather-appropriate Layers: Insulating layers for varying temperatures.
  3. Backpack: Comfortable and spacious.
  4. Reusable Water Bottle: Stay hydrated on the trail.
  5. Headlamp/Flashlight: Essential for early mornings and evenings.
  6. Personal First Aid Kit: Basic medications and blister care.
  7. Passport and Permits: Ensure all necessary documents are in order.
  8. Snacks: Energy bars and snacks for quick boosts.
  9. Camera: Capture the beautiful landscapes.
  10. Health Insurance: Comprehensive coverage for emergencies.

Remind guests to check with Kabru Adventure Holidays for any specific recommendations or requirements tailored to the Tsum Valley trek.

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