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- Contact Person : Bhagwat Simkhada
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Max Altitude:3700 m
Activity:Trekking and Hiking
Route :Rachen Gompa, Soti Khola
Group Size :1-16
Tour Customize :On Request
Trip Grade :Difficult
Best Season:Mar-May/ Aug- Nov
- Relish the scenery of Ganesh, Shringi, and Manaslu Himal ranges.
- Explore the Tsum Valley and Manaslu Conservation Area.
- Visit the Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa, and Milarepa Cave.
- Enjoy the Tsumba and Nubri culture and traditions.
One of the off-beat treks in Nepal, Tsum Valley Trek explores the foothills of Mt. Manaslu (8163m). The trip also offers a surreal outlook of the ancient Tsumba culture and glorious Tsum Valley. Also, the gleaming ranges of the Shringi Himalayas offer surreal scenery on the trek. Likewise, the Ganesh Himal (7422m) decorates the skyline as well. The trails stretch through monasteries like Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa with ancient heritage. Finally, the immense biodiversity in the Manaslu Conservation Area is also another highlight of the trek.
Initially, Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. Here, you can enjoy the Newar and Hindu art and culture at the world heritage sites across the capital. Then, you drive west along the Trishuli River to reach Arughat. From here, you officially start the trek and ascend across the Budhi Gandaki River. The trail passes Machha Khola and reaches Jagat. Further, the trail enters Tsum Valley and reaches Chumling. Then, the Siyar River keeps you company while heading east. The views of the Ganesh Himal (7422m) will grant mesmerizing views on the way to Chhokang Paro. This village is yet another cultural stop on the trek before heading towards Nile village. En route, you also visit the ancient Milarepa Cave which is a big religious landmark.
Then, the trek heads to Mu Gompa which is one of the biggest monasteries in the Tsum Valley. It is also the highest point on the trek and is located near the Tibetan border. After exploring Mu village and the monastery, the return trek begins as you head to Rachen Gompa. This monastery is a local nunnery and is also a school for numerous young monks. Next, you trek back to Chumling and exit the Tsum Valley to settle at Philim. Then, the trail descends to the natural hot springs of Tatopani. Finally, you head back to Soti Khola and drive to Kathmandu.
It is a moderately difficult trek and offers plenty of challenging trails. Also, the spring and autumn seasons are the ideal time for the trek.
At Himalayan Adventure Treks, we have a wide variety of services for our clients. Likewise, we also have a great team of skilled and experienced teams to serve you.
- Detail Itinerary
- Trip Dates
Outline Itinerary :
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
Day 02: Full day Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation day. (B)
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (730m) via Arughat (600m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 04: Trek from Soti Khola (730m) to Machha Khola (930m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 05: Trek from Machha Khola (930m) to Jagat (1410m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 06: Trek from Jagat (1410m) to Philim (1570m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 07:Trek from Philim to Chumling (2386m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 08: Trek from Chumling (2386m) to Lar (3245m) via Rachen Gumba 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 09: Trek from Lar (3245m) to Nile (3361m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Nile, visit Mu Gumba and Tibet border Ngula Bhanjyang (5093m). (B/L/D)
Day 11: Trek from Nile (3361m) to Chhokangparo (3031m) via Milarepa cave 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 12: Trek from Chhokangparo (3031m) to Lokpa (2240m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 13: Trek from Lokpa to Dovan (1070m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 14: Trek from Dovan to Lapubesi (884m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 15: Trek from Lapubesi to Arkhet Bazaar 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 16: Drive from Arkhet Bazaar to Kathmandu 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
Day 17: Departure to Airport. (B)
- Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport.
- Day 02: Full-day Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation day. (B)
- Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (730m) via Arughat (600m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 04: Trek from Soti Khola (730m) to Machha Khola (930m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 05: Trek from Machha Khola (930m) to Jagat (1410m) 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 06: Trek from Jagat (1410m) to Philim (1570m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 07: Trek from Philim to Chumling (2386m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 08: Trek from Chumling (2386m) to Lar (3245m) via Rachen Gumba 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 09: Trek from Lar (3245m) to Nile (3361m) 4-5 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 10: Acclimatization day at Nile, visit Mu Gumba and Tibet border Ngula Bhanjyang (5093m). (B/L/D)
- Day 11: Trek from Nile (3361m) to Chhokangparo (3031m) via Milarepa cave 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 12: Trek from Chhokangparo (3031m) to Lokpa (2240m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 13: Trek from Lokpa to Dovan (1070m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 14: Trek from Dovan to Lapubesi (884m) 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 15: Trek from Lapubesi to Arkhet Bazaar 5-6 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 16: Drive from Arkhet Bazaar to Kathmandu 6-7 hours. (B/L/D)
- Day 17: Departure to Airport. (B)
Your arrival in Kathmandu will be marked by landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). A company representative of Himalayan Adventure Treks & Tours will receive you and transfer you to your hotel. Evening you can meet the participants and the trek members. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we start for the Kathmandu city tour which includes four of the UNESCO heritage site in the valley.
Pashupatinath: The temple is one of the most sacred pilgrims sites for Hindus all over the world. It is the temple of Lord Shiva, the temple where the dead bodies are criminated on the Bank of Bagmati River.
Boudhanath Stupa: which is one of the biggest stupas in Asia and the holiest Buddhist Pilgrims and famous tourist destination in Valley. It is also famous for over 50 Tibetan gompas or monasteries.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: It holds the places of the ancient king who ruled over the then Kathmandu Kingdom.
Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple): It is located in the heart of the valley. It is another famous tourist destination and holiest Buddhist pilgrims. It is also known as the Monkey temple among tourists.
Tsum Valley Trek involves driving from Kathmandu to Soti Khola, with a stopover in Arughat. The drive usually takes 6-7 hours and covers a distance of around 140 kilometers (87 miles).
The drive from Kathmandu to Arughat takes around 4-5 hours, passing through scenic countryside, small towns, and villages. From Arughat, the road becomes rougher and narrower, with some sections that may be bumpy or steep. The drive from Arughat to Soti Khola usually takes an additional 2-3 hours, passing through lush forests and terraced fields, and crossing the Budhi Gandaki River several times.
Upon arrival in Soti Khola, trekkers typically check into a guesthouse or teahouse, rest for a while, and explore the local area. The first day of the trek usually starts the next morning, and involves a walk from Soti Khola to Machha Khola, covering a distance of around 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) and taking around 6-7 hours.
Tsum Valley Trek, you will be trekking from Soti Khola to Machha Khola. The trek covers a distance of around 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) and takes approximately 5-6 hours.
The trek starts with a gradual ascent along the Budhi Gandaki River. You will cross several suspension bridges and pass through small villages and terraced fields. The trail is relatively flat in some places, and steep in others, with some sections that may be rocky and uneven.
After around 2-3 hours of walking, you will reach the village of Lapubesi, where you can stop for a tea break. From here, the trail continues along the river, passing through a narrow gorge before reaching the village of Machha Khola.
Machha Khola is a small village located at an elevation of 930 meters (3,051 feet) and is the gateway to the Manaslu Conservation Area. There are several teahouses and lodges in the village where you can rest for the night and enjoy the local hospitality. The village is named after the Machha Khola (Fish River), which is known for its abundant fish population.
Tsum Valley Trek, you will be trekking from Machha Khola to Jagat. The trek covers a distance of around 18 kilometers (11.2 miles) and takes approximately 5-6 hours.
The trail continues along the Budhi Gandaki River, passing through several small villages and crossing several suspension bridges. The terrain is rugged and rocky in some places, with some steep ascents and descents.
After around 2-3 hours of walking, you will reach the village of Tatopani, which is known for its natural hot springs. You can take a break here and soak in the hot springs to rejuvenate your tired muscles.
After leaving Tatopani, the trail ascends steeply for a while before reaching the village of Dobhan. From here, the trail continues along the river and passes through a narrow gorge before reaching the village of Yaru. You will then cross a suspension bridge and climb up a steep trail before reaching the village of Jagat, which is located at an elevation of 1,410 meters (4,625 feet).
Jagat is a small village with several teahouses and lodges where you can rest for the night. You will need to present your trekking permit at the checkpoint in Jagat to continue on the Tsum Valley Trek.
Tsum Valley Trek, you will be trekking from Jagat to Philim. The trek covers a distance of around 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) and takes approximately 4-5 hours.
The trail from Jagat to Philim is relatively easy, with gentle ascents and descents along the Budhi Gandaki River. You will pass through several small villages, forests, and fields, with plenty of opportunities to interact with the local people and learn about their culture and traditions.
After around 2-3 hours of walking, you will reach the village of Salleri, which offers a great view of Sringi Himal (7,187 meters / 23,580 feet). From Salleri, the trail continues along the river and passes through the villages of Sirdibas and Ghatta Khola before reaching the village of Philim.
Philim is a large village located at an elevation of 1,570 meters (5,150 feet). It is the largest village in the Tsum Valley and is home to several ethnic groups, including the Gurung and Tibetan people. There are several teahouses and lodges in the village where you can rest for the night and enjoy the local hospitality.
Tsum Valley Trek, you will be trekking from Philim to Chumling. The trek covers a distance of around 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) and takes approximately 6-7 hours.
The trail from Philim to Chumling follows the Budhi Gandaki River and passes through several small villages and fields. The trail is relatively easy in the beginning but becomes more challenging as you gain elevation.
After around 2-3 hours of walking, you will reach the village of Ekle Bhatti, where you can stop for a tea break. From here, the trail climbs up steeply, passing through forests and crossing several suspension bridges before reaching the village of Lokpa.
After leaving Lokpa, the trail continues to climb up gradually, passing through the villages of Ripchet and Chhule before reaching the village of Chumling, which is located at an elevation of 2,386 meters (7,828 feet). Chumling is a beautiful village with several traditional houses and monasteries. It is the gateway to the upper Tsum Valley and is the first village in the Tsum Valley where you can see the traditional architecture of the region.
There are several teahouses and lodges in Chumling where you can rest for the night and enjoy the local hospitality. You can also visit the nearby monasteries and learn about the local culture and traditions.
Tsum Valley Trek, you will be trekking from Chumling to Lar via Rachen Gumba. The trek covers a distance of around 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) and takes approximately 5-6 hours.
The trail from Chumling to Rachen Gumba is relatively easy, with gentle ascents and descents along the river. You will pass through several small villages and fields, with plenty of opportunities to interact with the local people and learn about their culture and traditions.
After around 2-3 hours of walking, you will reach the village of Gho, where you can stop for a tea break. From here, the trail climbs up gradually, passing through forests and crossing several suspension bridges before reaching the village of Rachen Gumba.
Rachen Gumba is a famous nunnery in the Tsum Valley and is home to more than 80 nuns. The nunnery has several stupas, prayer wheels, and traditional buildings, making it a great place to visit and learn about the local culture and traditions.
After leaving Rachen Gumba, the trail continues to climb up gradually, passing through forests and fields before reaching the village of Lar, which is located at an elevation of 3,245 meters (10,646 feet). Lar is a small village with several teahouses and lodges where you can rest for the night and enjoy the local hospitality. From Lar, you can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including Ganesh Himal (7,422 meters / 24,350 feet).
Tsum Valley Trek, you will be trekking from Lar to Nile. The trek covers a distance of around 8 kilometers (5 miles) and takes approximately 4-5 hours.
The trail from Lar to Nile is relatively easy, with gentle ascents and descents along the river. You will pass through several small villages and fields, with plenty of opportunities to interact with the local people and learn about their culture and traditions.
After around 2-3 hours of walking, you will reach the village of Chekkampar, which is also known as Chhokangparo. Chekkampar is a beautiful village with several traditional houses and monasteries. It is the last village in the Lower Tsum Valley and is a great place to learn about the local culture and traditions.
After leaving Chekkampar, the trail continues to climb up gradually, passing through forests and fields before reaching the village of Nile, which is located at an elevation of 3,361 meters (11,026 feet). Nile is a small village that serves as the gateway to the Upper Tsum Valley and is home to several teahouses and lodges where you can rest for the night and enjoy the local hospitality. From Nile, you can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including Ganesh Himal and the Himalchuli Range.
Tsum Valley Trek, you will spend a day at Nile for acclimatization and go on a visit to Mu Gumba and the Tibet border Ngula Bhanjyang.
Mu Gumba is the largest monastery in the Tsum Valley and is located at an elevation of 3,700 meters (12,139 feet). The monastery is home to more than 100 monks and is an important center of learning and meditation. You can explore the monastery and learn about the Buddhist culture and traditions.
After visiting Mu Gumba, you will head towards the Tibet border Ngula Bhanjyang, which is located at an elevation of 5,093 meters (16,705 feet). The border is a remote and stunningly beautiful area with panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks. It is also known as the Navel of the Earth and is a sacred site for the people of the Tsum Valley.
The hike to Ngula Bhanjyang is a challenging one and requires a good level of fitness and acclimatization. The trail is steep and rocky, and you will need to be careful of altitude sickness. However, the stunning views and the cultural significance of the place make it a must-visit spot for trekkers in the Tsum Valley.
After spending some time at the border, you will return to Nile for the night, where you can rest and relax before continuing your trek to the Upper Tsum Valley. This acclimatization day will help your body to adjust to the higher altitude, reducing the risk of altitude sickness and ensuring that you can enjoy the rest of the trek without any problems.
Tsum Valley Trek, you will trek from Nile to Chhokangparo via Milarepa Cave. The trek covers a distance of around 8-9 kilometers (5-6 miles) and takes approximately 6-7 hours.
The trail from Nile to Chhokangparo follows the Shiar Khola and passes through several small villages and beautiful forests. You will continue to enjoy stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Buddha Himal.
After a few hours of trekking, you will reach the Milarepa Cave, which is located at an elevation of 4,120 meters (13,517 feet). Milarepa Cave is a sacred site for Buddhists and is named after the famous Tibetan poet and saint Milarepa, who is said to have meditated in the cave for several years. You can explore the cave and learn about the life and teachings of Milarepa.
After visiting the cave, you will continue to trek towards Chhokangparo, which is a beautiful village located at an elevation of 3,031 meters (9,944 feet). Chhokangparo is famous for its traditional houses, Buddhist monasteries, and stunning views of the surrounding mountains. You can explore the village and interact with the local people, who are known for their hospitality and kindness. You will spend the night at Chhokangparo, where you can rest and enjoy the local culture and traditions.
Tsum Valley Trek, you will trek from Chhokangparo to Lokpa, covering a distance of approximately 8-9 kilometers (5-6 miles) and taking around 6-7 hours.
The trail from Chhokangparo to Lokpa passes through some beautiful villages, lush forests, and scenic landscapes. You will continue to enjoy stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks and pass by several Buddhist monasteries and chortens.
The trail also descends from the high altitude, and you will feel the change in climate and vegetation as you descend. You will pass through small settlements and cross the Siar Khola on a suspension bridge before reaching the village of Lokpa.
Lokpa is a small village located at an elevation of 2,240 meters (7,349 feet) and is the entry point to the Tsum Valley. The village is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and is home to a few teahouses and lodges. You will spend the night at Lokpa, where you can rest and enjoy the beautiful scenery and local culture.
Tsum Valley Trek, you will trek from Lokpa to Dovan, covering a distance of approximately 16-17 kilometers (10-11 miles) and taking around 6-7 hours.
The trail from Lokpa to Dovan is a long and challenging one, as you will be descending from high altitude to lower altitude. The trail follows the Budhi Gandaki River and passes through several small villages and lush forests.
You will cross several suspension bridges and encounter many waterfalls and streams along the way. The trail is relatively flat at the beginning but gradually descends as you approach the village of Dovan.
Dovan is a small village located at an elevation of 1,070 meters (3,510 feet) and is situated on the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River. The village is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and is home to a few teahouses and lodges. You will spend the night at Dovan, where you can rest and enjoy the beautiful scenery and local culture.
Tsum Valley Trek, you will trek from Dovan to Lapubesi, covering a distance of approximately 12-13 kilometers (7-8 miles) and taking around 6-7 hours.
The trail from Dovan to Lapubesi follows the Budhi Gandaki River and passes through several small villages and lush forests. You will continue to descend as you approach lower altitude, and the vegetation will change from alpine to subtropical.
Along the way, you will cross several suspension bridges and encounter many waterfalls and streams. You will also pass through some small settlements and encounter local people going about their daily lives.
Lapubesi is a small village located at an elevation of 884 meters (2,900 feet) and is situated on the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River. The village is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and is home to a few teahouses and lodges. You will spend the night at Lapubesi, where you can rest and enjoy the beautiful scenery and local culture.
Tsum Valley Trek, you will trek from Lapubesi to Arkhet Bazaar, covering a distance of approximately 11-12 kilometers (7-8 miles) and taking around 5-6 hours.
The trail from Lapubesi to Arkhet Bazaar follows the Budhi Gandaki River and passes through some small villages and lush forests. You will continue to descend as you approach lower altitude, and the vegetation will become more subtropical.
Along the way, you will cross several suspension bridges and encounter many waterfalls and streams. You will also pass through some small settlements and encounter local people going about their daily lives.
Arkhet Bazaar is a small market town located at an elevation of 760 meters (2,490 feet) and is situated on the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River. The town is a popular stopover for trekkers and is home to several teahouses and lodges. You will spend the night at Arkhet Bazaar, where you can rest and enjoy the beautiful scenery and local culture.
Tsum Valley Trek, you will drive from Arkhet Bazaar to Kathmandu, covering a distance of approximately 150 kilometers (93 miles) and taking around 6-7 hours.
The drive from Arkhet Bazaar to Kathmandu will take you along the Prithvi Highway and pass through many small towns and villages. Along the way, you will be able to enjoy stunning views of the Nepalese countryside and the Himalayan mountain range.
Once you reach Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel, where you can rest and relax after your trek. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the city or doing some souvenir shopping in the local markets. This marks the end of your Tsum Valley Trek.
Evening we will celebrate the farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance.
A representative from Himalayan Adventure Treks and Tours will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
- Pick up from Airport and Transfer to the hotel by private vehicle.
- Three Night 3* hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- National Park Permit (ACAP).
- Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
- All necessary paper works.
- Kathmandu Sightseeing by private vehicle with an experienced tour guide.
- Local Bus to Arughat/Sotikhola and return to Kathmandu.
- All accommodations in tea houses during the treks.
- Special permits for trekking.
- An experienced, helpful, and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 clients).
- Travel and rescue arrangements.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Last Night’s farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with a cultural performance.
- Nepal Visa fee you may obtain easily in Kathmandu airport.
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
- Entrance fee in Kathmandu.
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc).
Entrance fees of Heritage Sites of Nepal:
Nepal is famous for world heritage sites, Tourist attractions places, and monuments areas. Tourism is the second income source of the country. Entrance fees, National park fees, climbing royalties are the backbone of the Nepalese economy. Foreigner tourists visiting heritage sites, attraction places, and monuments of the country and have to pay a certain entrance fee to get inside the area. The people of South Asian countries (SAARC) have to pay fewer entrance fees in comparison to tourists from other countries. Many tourists want to see the typical Nepalese art and cultural places, happily paying the entrance fee because it is worth paying to visit.
The 7 heritage sites of Kathmandu valley are amazing. Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Changunarayan have their own history. They are not only rich in art and architecture but also fountain spiritual places of Hinduism and Buddhism. Most of the constructions made have a tantric background and old history. Not only the Kathmandu valley but other parts of the country are also rich in nature and history. Lumbini (Birth Place of Gautam Buddha) Chitwan National park, Pokhara, Nagarkot, Trekking trails, Peak climbing, Expedition are the main tourist destination in Nepal and main income sources of the country. It is the government that keeps the price of priceless monuments and makes some money from tourists who visit them.
Please find the attached PDF file for the Entrance fees of World heritage and other attraction places in Nepal.
Many people have questions as to what level of physical fitness is required for trekking in Nepal and that is extremely reliant on what activity the visitor is engaging in Nepal With that said, for a standard easy trek to Extreme hard level of trekking. The daily activity (trek) would be 5-6 hours,(depend on the trekking trail) and elevation will generally not exceed 5,600 meters like Everest Base Camp, Throng la passes, Chola passes treks and other passes or Base Camp but some of them are less than 4000m. The trekking day is involving both long steep climbs, and descents with a variety of terrain underfoot from well-trodden paths, to rocks covered with ice or snow, depending on the season. Mostly a day would include a number of climbs or descents of 600 meters more or less, starting after the early morning breakfast, resting at a lunch place in the afternoon, then continuous trekking until arriving at the teahouse.
In preparation for the trekking in Nepal, it is important, to begin with, the basic training requirement at least 2 months before departing for trekking in Nepal. Two to three hours of aerobic exercise like running, walking, swimming, cycling & some gym work per week is the minimum and most will find it beneficial to add some basic strength training to their physical fitness routine required for the hard trekking and for normal and easy trek just have some physical fitness is enough. One of the best ways to prepare is to take practice hikes with a daypack roughly the same weight as what you will be taking during the trek. Your calf should be enough fit and prepare for trekking. Mostly during the trekking calf pain or tiredness is the main issue. Do this only after a baseline of fitness has been reached. Moving fast is not our goal, will provide a more enjoyable and safe adventure trekking in Nepal for all easy and hard level.
Trekking Seasons in Nepal:
There are main two seasons in which Nepal where the most amount of visitors visit. (September, October & November) being the most popular season which is also called the peak season in Nepal, and spring (March, April & May) coming in close behind which is also called the mini-season in Nepal. The summer months of June, July, and August are the monsoon season and most of the time raining as such the trails are mostly washed out sometimes, and roads can sometimes be impassible due to landslide activates. Nevertheless, you can trek to rain-shadow regions like Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang during the monsoon seasons. Nepal is a suitable destination for all seasons.
Winter is very dry & extremely cold and all the high passes become inaccessible due to ice and snow conditions. The temperature doesn’t usually fluctuate during the day time temperature is around 20-25 degrees. However, you gain altitude the temperature decreases. The temperature can drop to around 0 to -25 degrees at night when staying at tented camps in Himalayan regions. Winter trek in higher altitudes is not advised due to the danger of avalanches and also altitude sickness. Although some may enjoy the sight of the snow-covered mountains as you reach your destination. However, the temperature does not change as much in lower mountain regions the nights are slightly colder than days’ time.
Autumn &Spring is the best timing for trekking in Nepal because the weather is generally warm and dry, and flowers are in bloom in the lower elevations of the country on the same time you can see the many festivals during that period.
A typical trekking day begins with the early morning breakfast around 7 am in the hotel. (Depend on the trekking region). It would advise you to pack your trekking gears in a duffle bag and essential supplies in your day pack after having breakfast; we begin the trek and head along the trail at around 8 am. The morning walk is more energetic to be longer as we begin with refreshed bodies and enthusiasm. A good morning’s walk, we make a stop for lunch at around 11-12 pm. The lunch involves group meals enjoying the vicinity around the stop & enjoys the organic & local food in the mountain. After resting for about an hour or two, we resume our trek to reach the teahouse or camp by 2-3 pm. The afternoon walk is relatively shorter and can involve games and side trips as organized by the trekking experienced guides. You also can enjoy breaks during the trek to relax, read, and stroll around the area, or doing yoga. You can explore with the local people and observe their lifestyle & culture. Dinner is served around 7-8 in the evening to round off the day.
Meals and Accommodations:
During the trekking period, the accommodation is commonly referred to as teahouses. These are family-run basic lodges that fill the role of the restaurant, Dining hall, and boarding house for tourists. Now a day’s electricity can be found in the rooms, which means one light bulb, and one or two outlets for charging electronics. The common areas are also lit by electricity. Alternatively, teahouses may also use solar, hydroelectric, or have electrical lines running into the village, so the commonality and availability of electricity may vary. Still, a few of the trekking route electricity service is not available. Use the local traditional kerosene light.
Most of the teahouses have private rooms, though if the trek is in a more remote or high altitude place there are limited teahouses so season time dormitories are the norm. Most of the room has 2 single beds with basic bedding, and the bathroom is shared. Some of the places we can get the private bathroom also with a mix of western and squat style toilets in the bathrooms.
Breakfast and dinner are taken at the same teahouses and these lodges have large family-style dining rooms centered on a stove or coal to provide heat basically in mountain areas. Most of the area’s menu will have Nepali-style western foods such as pancakes, pizza, burgers, fries, etc. Also on the menu is the traditional Nepali food Dal Bhat meal. This is a lentil soup with rice, vegetable, Pickle, or meat curry. Most menus will also offer a smattering of local cuisine.
Internal Flight Delays:
Nepal is an incredible and beautiful country of mixed of the White Mountains, deep valleys, Landscape, rivers, and green rolling hills. With this incredible diversity of landscapes, road travel can be extremely time-consuming and flights within Nepal to reach popular trekking destinations is the easiest way. Not all the trekking destination has flight service, so road transportation is the only option. Mountainous terrain also comes with the possibility of in-climate weather. It mentions the incredibly high number of visitors during peak seasons makes internal flight delays a genuine possibility. To manage this situation, it may be helpful to have a few extras days on either end of your tour. If any cancellations or flight delays do occur (high chances of flight delays from around Kathmandu to Lukla, Everest region, Pokhara to Jomsom, Annapurna region), we also provide services to arrange chopper on the last stage to help you to be on your schedule on the premises of Civil Aviation Rules in Nepal which state that helicopters can fly if the visibility is 1500m. The cost ranges from USD400 to USD650 according to the number of passengers. The payment can be made either to the helicopter company or to us directly and can be made either by cash or using a credit card. It will be beneficial to purchase and review your insurance, the insurance companies may cover some of the alternative measures of travel. Flight insurance may cover changing your international flight if it is necessary.
Most expeditions, Adventurous trekking, and tours require that travel insurance and it is purchased prior to arriving in Nepal, but other normal treks and tours may not require. However, travel insurance is definitely an important consideration. There are a number of reasons to consider insurance. Firstly, it may be required, so check to see what is being asked for by the company. Second, Nepal is a landlocked country, and there are only a few direct flights. Travel in and out of the country can encounter some disruptions if purchasing insurance, make sure flight delays and cancellations also included. Always choose insurance that, though every safeguard is in place during your Holiday, there are always extenuating circumstances that may result in an accident during trekking & tours. Read carefully printout of insurance policies to ensure that the trekking or any other activity you are engaging in is covered or not, as some policies have stopped covering trekking in certain places. If you are going above 5000 m or high always mention the policies so it’s cover the chopper service in the last condition. It is very important that if you have the comfort of good insurance, so do the research and choose carefully which makes your trip relaxing and joyful.
Nepal Visa Entry Procedure:
There is only one International airport which is the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival.
‘On Arrival’ visa procedure is very quick and simple. October, November, March, April can expect some queues during peak Tourist season and October is basically the Nepalese got the Main festival Dashain. You can also get Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. The choice is yours.
Visa obtains from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, and then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter Nepal.
Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are ‘Tourist Visas’. They bear multiple Re entry facilities. Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get a ‘Tourist Visa’ to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from the Department of Immigration by producing the required documents.
Please click below for the online Visa form.
The following visa rules apply for tourists:
For 15 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee US $ 30 or equivalent foreign currency.
For 30 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency.
For 100 days Multiple Entry Visa, the visa fee US $ 100 or equivalent foreign currency.
According to the immigration regulations, a tourist is allowed to stay in Nepal only for 150 days a year. You can extend the visa up to another 90 days.
US$ 2 or equivalent Nepalese currency per day for extension.
Additional US$ 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency on visa fee, if Multiple Entry facility is required for the extended period
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Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS):
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is usually seen in un-acclimatized people shortly after ascent to high altitudes. The condition occurs due to the thinning of air as the altitude increases. The condition, if not taken seriously and treated immediately, can be life-threatening and its symptoms can be seen generally above 3200 meters. The symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness are nausea, vomiting, tiredness, shortness of breath, and cerebral pain. The itineraries are designed to properly acclimatize you to the change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take utmost caution for our valuable guests. Our staff also equipped with cell phones and satellite phones (Option) in the occurrence of any emergency cases. We are greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.
Water is essential for life, and clean water is imperative while on holiday. When visiting less developed countries like Nepal it is a concern that all travelers should consider. There are few options when trekking or traveling in Nepal that will mitigate any chances of drinking contaminated water. The first consideration to take into account is that tap water should not be ingested. That even means when brushing your teeth in an urban area. Most will choose to buy bottled water and if doing so make sure the cap has sealed properly. Plastic bottle reuse is a big problem, and with that being said there are other options on the market to assist in making water drinkable. Mountain spring water is drinkable but if you use the purified tablet. The conservation area project also sells this tablet for most of the trekking area. A guide will assist you to find out it also.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu Nepal, our company representatives are stationed to welcome you to the country. We request you to carefully look for your and company name placard being held by our representatives following the events upon landing. Our representatives will be responsible to escort you up to your hotel in Kathmandu. There are many brokers, Taxi drivers, and trouble maker people offering you to carry your luggage and take you to your destination as you exit from the gate. We request you to pay no attention to these people and follow the company representatives and follow their instructions.
How to Book Your Tour:
Before booking any tour or trekking please read all the terms and conditions thoroughly and call or email the company representative with any questions prior to making any payments. Begin by filling out a booking form and pay the non-refundable deposit. Fill out the form completely and if any confusion contacts the company person so as not to disrupt the expediency of the process. The form may be submitted online or by downloading the form and mailing or Whatsapp the form to your company representative.
It is very important to understand all aspects of the chosen trip, from what’s included and excluded, to the level of service, or even what trip may be right for your level of experience and fitness. Take the time to get all the questions answered so that when booking the trip, it is without trepidation.
Equipment List for Tsum Valley Trek:
Tsum Valley Trek is difficult trekking but however our long-year experience of operating Trekking to Nepal, We learn many things and would like to give some information to pack your equipment list for your Trekking and we hope, this information will be helpful you so success your trip.
You will require a duffel bag or a backpack for trekking (65- 75 L) max and all our trekking stuff is kept in this duffle bag and this will be carried by our porters. However, Himalayan Adventure also provides the duffle back if needed.
A day backpack:
You will need a day backpack and you will be carrying it every day by yourself and we recommend you it has to be at least 25L and you can carry important documents like Passport, credit card along with a need to carry a water bottle, snacks bar and clothing layers (hat, gloves, fleece, sunblock, poles, etc…).
Tsum Valley Trek is difficult to trek and It is very important to have good trekking boots and it should be waterproof (in case of snow, or rain) Make sure it should be fit on your feet and comfortable during walking. Also, recommend you bring the Crompton during the winter season in Nepal.
You need to have a pair of sports shoes or sandals to use while you are in camp or tea houses after the trek.
Tsum Valley Trek is difficult trekking so sneakers are not suitable for this trek so you can leave your sneakers in the Kathmandu hotel until you get back.
You need to have a lightweight sleeping bag that works for minus 15 degrees for the summer season but during the winter we recommend minus 20 degrees for the trekking. Himalayan Adventure can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.
You need to have good quality fleece jacket at least 1 synthetic jacket or pullovers are a great alternative to fleece because they are lighter and more compressible and gives you enough warmth during trekking.
Down jacket is compulsory and recommends you to bring the warm enough so can keep you warm during the Trek.
You need to have at least 5 pairs of thick socks during the spring & autumn but winter and monsoon need at least 7 pairs of socks for this trekking.
Lightweight/ warm insulated pants:
You need to have at least 3 pairs of lightweight trekking pants like Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms, Nylon hiking shorts, Softshell and hardshell trekking pants, Water/windproof trousers, and Casual pants so we can use them like the weather.
You need to have 3 ice-breaker merino wool to keep you warm from the cold or synthetic shirts and if you are not allergic to wool products, merino wool is ideal for Tsum Valley Trek. Himalayan Adventure also provides the 1 company T-shirt as a souvenir.
You need to have at least three shirts.
You need to have few pairs of underwear and this can be as much as you need as there are no washing facilities every day on Tsum Valley Trek so, we highly recommend you to have enough pair of underwear.
You need at least one waterproof jacket for the rain/snow and wind for the Tsum Valley Trek and waterproof pants may be an option.
Head and face gear:
Sun Hat or cap during the daytime, Woolen Hat for morning & Evening, and Polarized sunglasses are compulsory.
You need warm gloves.
Adapter Plug for Charging the Camera and Mobile, Camera belt, Passport belt ( nice to have), Swiss army knife (option), Flashlight, Headlamp, Water bottle, Extra camera battery, Hand sanitizer, Alarm clock, Hiking poles (optional ), and Binoculars (optional).
Razor, razor blades, shaving cream, aftershave toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, sunscreen, toilet paper, small towel, and period pads (for women).
First Aid Medical Kit box (can be purchased in Thamel Kathmandu), Altitude Medicines (Diamox), Tylenol, aspirin, ibuprofen, Anti-diarrheic, Powerful antibiotics, and Nasal Spray or Drops.
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The best season for Tsum Valley Trek is from March to May (spring) and September to November (autumn).
During these months, the weather in the Tsum Valley is generally dry and sunny, with clear skies and mild temperatures. The visibility is also good during this time, making it easier to enjoy the stunning mountain views and landscapes.
In the spring season, the valley is filled with colorful flowers and lush greenery, making it a great time for nature lovers. Autumn, on the other hand, offers clear views of the snow-capped mountains and a more stable climate for trekking.
However, it is important to note that the weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, and it is always a good idea to check the weather forecast before starting the trek.
The Tsum Valley Trek is another restricted trekking area in Nepal, and a special permit is required to enter the region. In addition to the special permit, trekkers also need to obtain other permits, including the Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP) and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP).
Here are the current permit fees for the Tsum Valley Trek:
- Tsum Valley Restricted Permit: USD 35 per person for the first 8 days and USD 7 per person per day thereafter.
- Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP): NPR 2,000 (about USD 17) per person.
- Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP): NPR 3,000 (about USD 25) per person.
In addition to these permit fees, trekkers also need to obtain a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card, which costs NPR 1,000 (about USD 9) per person.
It is worth noting that the Tsum Valley Trek is usually done as an extension of the Manaslu Circuit Trek, and the permit fees are usually included in the trekking package. The trekking agency will also help you obtain the necessary permits and paperwork. It is recommended to consult with a reliable trekking agency to get accurate information about the permits and their fees before starting the trek.
The Tsum Valley is a remote and culturally rich valley located in the northern part of Gorkha district in Nepal. It is considered to be a hidden gem and is one of the less explored trekking destinations in Nepal. The valley is home to several ethnic groups, including the Tsumbas, who have their own unique language, culture, and traditions.
The Tsum Valley Trek is a challenging trek that takes you through some of the most spectacular mountain scenery in Nepal, including stunning views of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and other peaks. The trek also offers an opportunity to explore several remote mountain villages, including the ancient Tsum Valley, which is believed to be a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage site.
One of the unique features of the Tsum Valley Trek is the opportunity to witness the traditional Buddhist way of life and culture. The valley is home to several ancient monasteries and chortens, including the famous Mu Gompa, which dates back to the 19th century. The valley is also known for its vibrant festivals and celebrations, which provide a glimpse into the local culture and way of life.
Overall, the Tsum Valley Trek is a rewarding and unforgettable experience for those seeking a unique and off-the-beaten-path trekking adventure in Nepal. However, it is a challenging trek that requires a good level of fitness and preparation, and it is recommended for experienced trekkers who are comfortable with high altitude and remote trekking conditions.
The Tsum Valley Trek is considered to be a moderately difficult trek. The trail is a combination of uphill and downhill paths, with some steep ascents and descents, but it does not require any technical climbing skills. The trek takes you through remote villages, forests, and high-altitude landscapes, and reaches a maximum elevation of around 4,000 meters (13,123 feet).
While it is not as challenging as some of the more high-altitude treks in Nepal, it still requires a good level of fitness and stamina, as well as some prior trekking experience. It is important to acclimatize properly to the altitude, as altitude sickness can be a risk. Hiring a guide or porter can also be helpful for navigation and carrying gear, and can make the trek more enjoyable.
Overall, with the right preparation, the Tsum Valley Trek is a beautiful and rewarding experience for those looking for a moderately challenging trek in a remote and scenic part of Nepal.
The length of the Tsum Valley Trek can vary depending on the itinerary and the starting and ending points. A typical Tsum Valley Trek takes around 16 to 20 days to complete, including the side trip to Mu Gompa and crossing the Larkya La Pass.
The trek usually starts in the village of Soti Khola and follows the Budhi Gandaki River before turning off into the Tsum Valley. The trek then continues to Mu Gompa, the highest point of the trek, before crossing the Larkya La Pass and descending to the village of Besisahar. The distance covered during the trek is approximately 177 kilometers (110 miles).
However, it’s important to note that the trek can be customized to suit individual preferences and time constraints. Shorter and longer itineraries are possible, depending on the pace of the trek and the number of rest days taken.
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