Tsum Valley Trek

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Tsum Valley Trek Summary

    1. Trek Duration: 12 Days
    2. Trek Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
    3. High Altitude: 4,460m / 14,633 feet
    4. Trek Hours: 6 hours daily
    5. Group-Size: 1 – 20 People
    6. Best Time: March, April, May, October, and November
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meals on Trek Routes: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Jeep / Bus

Overview

Remote Tsum valley trek lies 100 Km northwest of Kathmandu in the lap of Manaslu Himal. Trek to Tsum valley is a revered pilgrimage destination, especially for Buddhists. Since the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Ranges are backdrop beauties of this serene valley, Tsum valley creates the world one of the few untouched and isolated natural beauties.

Moreover, the Tsum valley trek offers an opportunity to explore beautiful mountains such as Shringi (7,187m), Ngadi Chuli (7,871m), Buddha Himal, Himal Chuli (7,893m), Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal, rich in biodiversity and flora and fauna as well as ancient art – culture. During the journey, mu Gomba, Gumba lungdang are the top famous places for side trips.

Furthermore, the hike to Tsum traverses through Manaslu Region has rock-strewn trails with artistic chortens and a long line of Buddhist mani walls carved with paintings of deities and inscribed with prayers in their myriads of stone slabs. As a Tsum valley trek has tough geographical conditions, it is under development. Thus, vacationers can still explore the unique cultures centuries old. Hike at Tsum territory is possible to visit at any time throughout the year but the best months are except monsoons.

How much does tsum valley Trek Package Cost/Price?

The cost of the Tsum valley trek package with a Gokyo Treks Agency (local trekking agency) ranges between US$ 699 to US$ 899. And obviously, the Tsum valley trek cost will vary according to the group size you are traveling to and the service you choose.

However, we often arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers, especially after coronavirus. A private tour gives you a better experience on your hikes. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs will be the best option.

It is the standard trip package price for 12 days trek. If you are 2 tourists hiking in Tsum valley costs US$ 799 for 12 days trek according to the given trekking plan. We can modify the trek route and the prices according to your wishes also. Here is the price list for Tsum valley treks.

Price Per Person for 12 days hike in the Tsum valley route.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 899
2 PersonUS$ 799
3 PersonUS$ 799
4 to 6 personUS$ 765
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 740
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 699

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.

Itinerary

Tsum valley trek itinerary detail

Hike to Tsum valley is a classical trek with 11 nights and 12 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for world travelers who wish to tsum village hike in a comfortable manner. try this itinerary. However, if you are planning without limited time-wise then take a look at this special itinerary on Manaslu Tsum valley trek – 18 Days together with tsum valley.

1 DayArrival at Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu city tour – World heritage sightseeing, 4 hours.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with a private vehicle and drop you at your hotel in Thamel. All aspects of gear and conditions are discussed to make sure you’re fully prepared for the trip.

After lunch, we explore this medieval capital. We visit Boudhanath stupa (known as Little Tibet). We visit Pashupatinath, a holy temple of Hindus where the cremation takes place by the holy river Bagmati. Later we visit Kathmandu Durbar Square and return to the hotel to get a briefing about your Tsum valley trek package.

2 DayBus drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola trekking (900m/2,953 feet), 9/10 hours

Your trek staff will come to your hotel at early in the morning at 6 am to pick you up. From there we have roughly 8/9 hours driving journey to Soti Khola. From Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi for 3.30 hours is a comfortable drive but from there to Soti Bazaar for another 6 hours, we drive subsequently to the source of the Budi Gandaki river through the dirt road. Passing, Arughat Morder, and Simre village to reach Arkhat River, Soti Khola, and finally, Machha Khola is an amazing and adventure journey. Book a private jeep from Kathmandu to Sotikhola or Macha Khola drive if you wish to drive comfortably. A private jeep drive cost is extra about US$ 130 for Soti Khola or US$ 150 for Macha Khola costs a group of 6 people.

3 DayJagat trekking (1,340m/4,396 feet), 6/7 hours.

After crossing Machha River and Khrola best, there is a hot spring called “Tatopani”. The pure trail follows a forested area after this toward Dovan. Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. At Jagat, there is a police check-post where your trekking permit will be checked.

4 DayJagat to Lokpa village (Lakuwa) hikes (2,240m/7,349 feet), 6 hours

From Jagat, after descending a long series of stone steps back down to the river, we then climb on wonderful stone steps along a terraced hillside to the small hamlet of Saguleri and Sirdibas, from where we can see the impressive Sringi Himal (7187m). We pass through the charming, villages during the day. Our route continues upstream, and again a steep climb to reach Philim. Philim is a nice place to take lunch. Then there are two trails where one crosses a bridge and heads for Manaslu classical trail and for Tsum valley heads right and then ascends for a couple of hours to Lakuwa.

5 DayLokpa/Lakuwa to Chumling and Dumje/Tumje (2,440m/8,005 feet), 6 hours

Today, the trek is easy. We take the right trail and heads down for half an hour before it then ascends steeply up. Hike 30 minutes with a descent to the riverside and cross the beautiful wooden bridge, before the final ascent of up to an hour to Chumling. Chumling is located at an altitude of 2,363 meters. They have a primary-level school, and a small clinic, with great views of the Ganesh Himal range. We are in the area where they import goods from Tibet.

Hike further about two more hours roughly to get to Dumje village to stay overnight. Interested tourists can hike the Ganesh Himal base camp side trip? ask us for a better travel plan.

6 DayLama Gaon or Rachen Gomba treks (3,240m/10,630 feet), 6/7 hours.

This is a tough and long day of walking but the scenic views of the valley amply compensate for the long walk. Chhokangparo is located at an altitude of 9873 feet above sea level is situated on flat land and consists of 2 settlements, Chhokang and Paro. From here you can get superb views of the Ganesh Himal range. Some households practice polyandry down here. This area is prominent for its Tibetan Buddhist heritage.

7 DayMu Gompa trek (3,700m/12,140 feet), 6 hours

Nile located at an altitude of 3361m above sea level is the last village heading north in the upper Tsum valley. This village is situated on the banks of the Soti river and it consists of a large number of households. Mu Gompa is home to a very old monastery and there are no village establishments here. It is located at the highest and farthest point in the Tsum valley. This trail is used to import and export things to and from Tibet. You may come across several yak trains supplying goods to local villages. Stay overnight in the guest house in Mu. Gumpa. Sometimes Mu Gomba is full and doesn’t offer tourists food and accommodation that’s why tourists need to stay overnight at the Nile (3,360 meters).

8 DayTrek to Chhokung Paro (3,030m/9,941 feet), 6/7 hours.

On an entirely descending path. On this day you can enjoy glimpses of the Punchen Himal which is unique in shape. Continue your descent path to Rainjam (Dumje) to stay overnight.

9 DayDescend downhill walk to Lakuwa/Lokpa (2,240m/7,349 feet), 5/6 hours.

Trail heads all the way down to Chumling village then onto Lokpa. Lokpa is a small place where there is just one lodge, but they also have nice camping places.

10 DayLokpa to Jagat / Yuru Khola trekking (1,070m/3,510 feet), 6/7 hours.

After a short walk from Lokpa, we meet the Manaslu circuit trekking path. We trek down to Ekle Bhatti and hike along the bank of the Budhi Gandaki River. Beside the track, you can see the green fields and subtropical vegetation. After checking out from the MCAP counter, you reach Philim, then Sridibas, and Salleri. The Manaslu trail is stone-paved and wide. We cross Jagat and again cross the suspension bridge to reach Yaruphant. If you feel tired and want to rest, you can stay around here or still walk to Dovan and stay overnight to rest.

11 Day Descend to Soti Khola (700m/2,297 feet), 7/8 hours.

Right at the beginning, we cross the suspension bridge and follow the rocky ravine. An interesting fact, today is a natural hot spring. It is also a great cure for various skin diseases. Then walk down to Khorlabesi and Machha Khola. Tourists can see the northeast view of the Ganesh Himal. The greenery fields and forests beside the Budhi Gandaki River are just outstanding. We have a long walk today to reach the Soti Khola, which is the last day of our trek.

12 DayOverland drive out from Soti Khola to Kathmandu, 8 hours.

A long day drive to reach Kathmandu. During the Bus/jeep drive, you can pass Dhading Bensi (District headquarters of Dhading). The road completely blacktopped, joining the Prithvi Highway. Along the drive, you can see numerous mountains and beautiful villages. Transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu, and the trip finish.

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Cost

How much does the Tsum valley trek cost?

This tsum valley hike cost USD 799 per person is a standard trek price on double occupancy basis. For the deluxe and luxury Tent style trekking tour plan, 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) with attached bathroom while trekking on possible places. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGE PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.

Exploring Tsum valley trek package includes:-

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer on your arrival with a private car.
  • 2 nights in double bed room accommodation in a Tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • 12 Breakfast, 10 Lunch and 10 Dinner during the Tsum valley hiking days.
  • Guest house basis accommodation while you are on tsum valley trekking days
  • Around Tsum valley special trekking permits USD 35 per person per week.
  • Manaslu conservation permits and TIMS permit fees.
  • Ammar Guni as a Tour guide and the World Heritage sites transfer with a private car on day 1st.
  • Bus transfer from Kathmandu to Macha Khola and return from Macha Khola to Kathmandu.
  • Fully escorted trek with English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guests 1 Porter basis.
  • Insurance, Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Trek certificate and the latest updated Tsum valley trek map, you keep them as a souvenir.
  • Seasonal fruits like apple and pomegranates as a deserts for Tsum valley trekking.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Remote Tsum valley trekking package excludes:-

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot showers during the trek.
  • Tourist personal trekking equipments and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, all types of drinks and bar bills.
  • Travel Insurance which covers emergency rescue, evacuation, personal loss, or damage.
  • All types of Donation and world heritage sites monuments entrance fees.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Group join

We can organize private Tsum valley trek or tsum valley trekking – hiking starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

FAQ

Question: Is pick-up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?.

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your Kathmandu airport landing flight details. We come to pick you up at TIA international airport.

Question: Do I need experience to do Tsum valley trek?.

Answer: Tsum valley hiking is an easier trekking route in the Himalayas. The trail route to Tsum valley is not difficult so better for families with kids and also for beginner trekkers.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on the Tsum valley trek?.

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu. But the rooms in Tsum valley are very basic. In each room, they fix the bed with a pillow, mattress, and blankets. However, we recommend you, take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect on this trek?.

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in the Tsum valley trekking route, have attached restaurants. They cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, bread, soups, and fresh vegetable rice.

The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower along Tsum valley trek?.

Answer: On Tea house base trekking all the lodges, have a shower which you can get it on pay often. Despite that, if you have chosen camping trekking – we do provide you with a hot water bucket, so you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on the lodge Tsum valley trek?.

Answer: You can buy bottled mineral water to drink but we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, buy boiled water or bring Aqua tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite en route.

Question: Can I recharge my mobile phone / camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the lodge base trekking, Tourists can recharge their mobile phones – camera or other digital devices. Obviously, the battery recharge cost is extra. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!

Question: Is there any communication facilities on express Tsum valley trek?

Answer: Tourists can get telephone and as well as internet services often.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?.

Answer: No! So, for the trek route, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?.

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Tsum valley trek?.

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum of 24 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12 kg luggage of each guest)= 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day

Question: Do I need trekking poles?.

Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.

Tsum valley Trek Review

Tsum Valley Plus Larkya La Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Rated 5 out of 5
May 17, 2019

This time we made the Manaslu with Tsum valley, we have booked the necessary guide and porters at Gokyo Treks and Expedition. From the beginning, there was excellent communication with Ammar, the director, and everything was set up within a few days.

Arriving in Nepal we stayed two days at Ammar`s homestay. Then we were introduced to our guide Kamal, who is a very reliable and funny person, he made our trip to one of our best experiences and we did complete Tsum valley without any problems. The whole trek is fantastic, the scenery and nature couldn`t be more beautiful. I can recommend Gokyo Treks and Expeditions without any doubt and I am sure we would like to have Kamal as our guide the next time we trek in Nepal !!! – Markus Gangeurwurger, Germany

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Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you Markus for your time to review Tsum valley and Manaslu circuit with Gokyo Treks & Expedition agency. We hope to welcome you again for your next trip to the Himalayas. Stay connected.

Tsum valley trek Highlights

  • Manaslu Tsum valley offers picturesque villages, turbulent river gorges with nice waterfalls.
  • This valley has unique cultural blend of Tibetan, less tourist, Nepali people, and their lifestyles.
  • Tibetan Buddhism culture, Diversified unspoiled Eco systems
  • Fantastic views of Mt. Manasalu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh and others, Larkya la pass (5153m).

Tsum valley trek Note !

The Tsum valley hike information stated above is just a standard template guideline. A side trip at Tsum valley is to go from Dumje to Gumba Lungdang full-day trip as it is a viewpoint to explore Ganesh Himal Mountains. Interested hikers can spend a night at Gumba Lungdang and return to the normal trek route.

Despite that, the Tsum valley hiking itinerary is possible to modify at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.

It is, however, very incredible that the itinerary would be broadly altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

What makes Tsum valley trek special?

Possibility for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet. You just need to mark where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. First safety and Success satisfaction is our prime concern.

We are a team of professional, expert, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

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No. of peoplePrice Per Person
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2 USD 799
3 USD 799
4 - 6 USD 765
7 - 9 USD 740
10 + USD 699
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