Tsum Valley Trek

Trip Overview

 Tsum Valley Trek in the Manaslu region is always rewarding and adventurous as one should trek through some of the most rugged and rough trekking trails of our country. The Tsum valley trek is specially designed for those trekkers and adventure lovers who wish to explore the unique lifestyle, culture, and traditions of the ancient Tamang and Sherpa people. who are living in the Himalayan region of our country for many years. Starting from the magnificent views of Himalayas to an awesome opportunity to explore the ancient lifestyle and culture of people living in this valley, Tsum valley trek offers majestic and adventurous stuff to the visitors

Tsum Valley trek offers the spectacular views of mountain ranges including some of the highest mountains of Tibet and Nepal such as Everest (Highest mountain of the world), Himchuli, Ganesh Himal, Buddha Himal, The 8th highest peak of the world; Manaslu, Shishgampa, Thamserku and other many beautiful mountain ranges. Exploring the wide variety of flora and fauna along with the opportunity to see the unique lifestyle is also a major attraction of this trek. One of the major attractions of this trek is the natural hot spring of Tatopani which attracts a huge number of tourists. According to the myths, one who baths in this hot spring, his/her aches in the joints of a body is cured. There’s a famous belief that the supernatural Yeti can be found easily in this area and if you are lucky enough you can see one of them.

This beautiful journey starts with sightseeing of some of the famous places in Kathmandu. We will then take a scenic and long drive to Arughat and then trek via the bank of the Kali Gandaki river. Crossing Larpark and Barpark passes will take us to Mu Gompa and Mu Gumba and then trekking ahead will take us to Tsum valley which will be the final destination of our trip.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2: From Kathmandu drive to Arughat Bazaar (8-9 hrs)
Day 3: Trek Arughat to Soti Khola (6-7 hrs)
Day 4: Trek Soti Khola to Machha Khola (6-7 Hrs)
Day 5: Trek Machha Khola to Doban (6-7 hrs)
Day 6: Trek Doban to Philim (6 hrs)
Day 7: Trek Philim to Chumling (Lower Tsum) (7 hrs)
Day 8: Trek Chumling to Chhokangparo (Upper Tsum) (5-6 hrs)
Day 9:Trek Chhokangparo to Nile/Chhule, visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave on the way (6-7 hrs)
Day 10: Trek Nile/Chhule to Mu Gompa (3700 m), visit Dhephyudonma Gompa (4060 m) (4 hrs)
Day 11: Extra day for excursion
Day 12: Trek Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa, visit Gonhgye Gompa (Nyigma-pa Buddhist sect) (5 hrs)
Day 13: Trek Rachen Gompa to Dumje (6-7 hrs)
Day 14: Trek Dumje to Philim (cross Ripchet) (6-7 hrs)
Day 15: Trek Philim to Tatopani (6-7 hrs)
Day 16: Trek Tatopani to Soti Khola (6-7 hrs)
Day 17: Trek Soti Khola to Arughat Bazar (6-7 hrs)
Day 18: From Arughat Bazar drive to Kathmandu (8-9 hrs)
Day 19: Free Day in Kathmandu.
Day 20: Final departure back home.

Cost Include

  • Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3/4/5 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Your destination map.
  • Both ways domestic Flights with airport tax.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder Climbing guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Permit
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.

Cost not Include

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
  • equipment / Gears
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, Water )
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment’s.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

 

Equipment List

TREKKING SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT UP TO 5,500m.

1 pair strong mountain /hiking boots
1 Sleeping bag(comfortable to -15C)
1 Medium/Large rucksack/backpack
1 Down Jacket/all-weather Anorak
1 Light water & windproof jacket
1 Pair waterproof gaiters/ overtrousers
1 or 2 1-liter water bottles.
1 Inner sleeping sheet.
1 Torch/Flashlight and spare batteries.
2 Long sleeve cotton shirts
1 Medium sized towel
1 Washing kit:Inlude personal toiletries,Talcum power
Moleskin for blisters
Toilet paper
Bio degradable soap/shampoo
Any personal medication
1 Pair shorts.
1 Fleece/warm sweater
1 Pair sports shoes/sandals
2 Pair lightweight trousers
1 Sweatshirt/light sweater
2 T-shirts
1 Small day pack
2 Pairs of light socks
3 Pairs of heavy wool socks
1 cotton Headscarf/bandanna
1 Warm hat/Gloves(waterproof)
1Sunglasses and sunhat
1 Money belt
Underwear(including thermals)
3/4 Plastic bags for wrapping clothes
Water purification tablets/solution(Preferably Iodine)
Sun-block(30-50 SPF

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