Tsum Valley Trekking

A Sacred Tibetan Buddhist land lying at the edge of Ganesh Himal

Duration Duration 18 Days
Meals Meals
  • Daily Breakfast in Kathmandu
  • 3-times meals during the trek
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 3-Night Hotel
  • 14-Nights an eco-lodge
Activites Activities
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
  • Buddhist Monasteries Observation
Price Reduced US$ 1900 Price Starts From US$ 1600
Destination Destination
Nepal
Difficulty Difficulty
Moderate
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
5160 Meter
Activities Activity
Trekking
Start and Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Season Best Season
Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
2 - 8 People
Transportation Transportation
Private Car, Jeep and Bus
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
5-6 hours trekking

Overview of Tsum Valley Trekking

Tsum Valley Trekking in Nepal is a secret affair and the best adventure holiday in Nepal. The Tsum Valley Trek is the best destination for small group adventure activities. Peregrine Treks team is hailed from the region, so you will feel the authentic local taste in terms of hospitality and information while performing the Nepal trekking. This Tsum Valley Trekking also touches the Manaslu circuit trek and Annapurna Circuit Trek.

Tsum Valley Trekking is often described as Tsum Valley Expedition in the Manaslu circuit. The Tsum refers to the Holy Hidden Basin of Happiness. The word Tsum is derived from the phrase Tibetan word Combo. If the legend is to believe, then the 8th Aeon Buddhist Saint Padmasambhava accommodated the ambush to eradicate war, death, and religious persecution.


Tsum Valley Trekking Highlights

The breath-taking view of Ganesh Himal, Mount Manaslu, Poshyop Glacier, etc
Explore Buddhist Culture in Kathmandu and Manaslu Region
Visit ancient Rachhen Gompa, Mu Gompa, Milarepa Cave, and other Buddhist Monasteries and Hindu Temples
Tibetan influence culture observation
Sacred land, animal killing free zone
UNESCO World Heritage Sightseeing


The 18-19 days of Tsum Valley trekking in the mystic Manaslu region comprise the ancient nunneries, bounded houses, tea houses, monasteries, rural Nepal, flora, fauna, and the glacial river. The views of the Ganesh Himal, Himal Chuli, and majestic Mount Manaslu can be savored to quench your wilderness Himalayan dream.

Trekking Route

Tsum Valley Trek starts from the Arughat of the Gorkha District and ends at the Lamjung district. We are making the complete Manaslu round trek of the lofty hills beside the majestic snow bulked mountains. The eternal friendship with the suspension bridges at Budhi Gandaki river and the rocky ravines would be an enthralling experience to get in this trekking.

The continuous change in the ethnic community settlement of people would amaze you thinking about the diversity of vegetation, geography, and people within the short walking distance. The 19 days of the excellent trekking in Nepal experience would behold the spirituality inside you and also treats you to the majestic wonders of Mother Nature.

Come with the Peregrine Treks & Expedition team, travel with the local expert, and feel the chilled mountain air residing amidst the impeccable hospitable Nepalese ethnic communities. The Tsum Valley Trekking offers the affable architect a deluge as the aisle pursues through beauteous forests of pines and rhododendrons and admirable villages.

The approachable attributes of Tsubasa- the built-in association of Tsum Valley, active Buddhist Culture, and biking through Aboriginal wildlife due to the prohibition of hunting in Buddhist adoration make Tsum Valley Trekking a memorable and mystic one.

Tsum Valley Trekking Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport

    Your trekking guide will pick you up from Tribhuvan International airport and drop you at your pre-booked hotel. After sometimes rest, s/he will give a briefing regarding your Tsum Valley trekking.

    Meals: Not Included

  • Day 02: Trek preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

    The guide will provide a trekking gear list, which should be essential for trekking. Our office representative will make your special permit to Trek in Tsum Valley. After taking breakfast at the hotel, your vehicle will be in a ready position for sightseeing. We cover Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar square. The sightseeing place can be changed as promised.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 03: Kathmandu - Soti Khola (Height 600 m)

    This day will mostly be riding. The bus trip from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazar takes about seven hours, passing through the lower Ruby Valley. The bus runs until Arughat Bazar when a jeep will bring you the rest of the way to Soti Khola, where you will spend the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 04 Soti Khola to Mchha Khola Gaon (elev. 1300 m)

    This is the first day of trekking as the trail follows along the Budhi Gandaki River. The trail rises upwards as it follows the river, with many high overlooks and glimpses of Manaslu on a clear day. You will pass by the hot springs at Tatopani. Machhakholagaon is a pleasant village with good guesthouses and good food. Walking time is 6 – 8 hours.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 05: Machhakhola to Jagat- (elev. 1410 m)

    Jagat is a pretty village on the west side of the Budhi Gandaki River. It has paving stone streets. Today will pass by Mani Walls and high overlooks above the river. The trail passes through many picturesque villages. Trekking time is 6 – 8 hours.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 06: Jagat - Lokpa (elev. 2040 m)

    This day will finally take you to the entrance of Tsum Valley. The trail will cross the Budhi Gandaki River on a long suspension bridge and then up the side of the mountain to the village of Philim. From here, the communities become few and far between. The river continues to narrow until it comes to the confluence of the Syar River from Tsum Valley, where the Tsum Valley leads to the right.

    The village of Lokpa is the first of the Tsum Valley villages, which offers excellent views of Manaslu. Trekking time is 6 – 8 hours. The food and lodging at Lokpa are adequate, and the store here is well stocked.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 07: Lokpa to Chumling (elev. 2386 m)

    Lokpa may be the entrance to Tsum Valley, but the actual entrance lies beyond the village in a deep, narrow gorge. The trail from Lokpa drops down to the river valley and then to Gumling. There are no villages between Lokpa and Gumling.

    There is a small tea shop at Gumling, a welcome sight. At Gumling, the trail divides. Cross the Syar River and walk to the village of Chumling. Chumling has two places to stay, along with a Gombe. Trekking time is 6 – 9 hours.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 08: Chumling to Chhokangparo (elev. 3031 m)

    Today’s trek will go from the lower to the upper valley. The trail follows along the Syar River down to Domjeand then rises over 500 meters to the largest city in Tsum Valley: Chhokang Paro. The trek takes between 7 and 10 hours. Of particular interest is the pretty little village of Gho above Dome. It has an unusual Gomba, and there is a store where you can buy tea and drinks. Spend the night in Chhokang Paro.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 09: Chhokangparo to Nile (elev. 3361 m)

    From Chhokang Paro to the Nile, you will pass through several villages. This trail is the “highway” through Tsum Valley. The valley is fertile here, although narrow, and you will be able to see the resident’s farming. Just past Lamagaon is PirenPhu, or the cave of St. Milarepa, where his footprint is preserved in the rock.

    The trail continues upwards to the village of the Nile. The trek is 4 – 6 hours, with the trip to PirenPhu taking anywhere from 60 – 90 minutes. The cave is located on the side of the mountain, with great views of the valley from the cave monastery.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 10: Nile to Mu Gompa (elev. 3700 m)

    Mu Gompa is the northernmost point on this trip and is home to a large monastery. This monastery has rooms for visitors where you will spend the night with the monks. Today’s trek is shorter, only about 3 – 4 hours.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 11: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (elev. 3240)

    This day will take you from one monastery to another under the same Lama. Rachen Gompa is a large monastery, and the return trek will take around 3-4 hours. If you could not visit Piren Phu on day 7, this day would offer a second opportunity to visit this religious site.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 12: Rachen Gompa to Gumba Lungdung

    This trek is a long day, as you will leave the upper valley and, at Domje, take the trail to Gumba Langtang. Here is another Gumba that allows visitors to spend the night. The views of the Ganesh Himal Mountains are outstanding from this point. There is no village from Domje to GumbaLungdang. Trekking time is 8 – 12 hours.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 13: Gumba Lungdang to Lokpa (2240 m)

    Another long day of trekking as you leave Lungdang Lokpa and pass through Domje and back to Lokpa. The trail will drop back through the gorge that forms the entrance into Tsum Valley along the Syar River. Spend the night again at Lokpa. Trekking time is 7 – 10 hours.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 14: Lokpa to Jagat (elev. 1340)

    This is a day of retracing steps as you leave Tsum Valley and rejoin the Budhi Gandaki River. The trail will hug the side of the mountain high above the river. Spend the night once more in Jagat. Today’s travel time is 6 – 8 hours).

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 15: Jagat to Lapubensi (elev. 900 m)

    The trail winds its way down along the river. You will cross the river a couple of times on suspension bridges before coming to the pretty little village of Lapu Bensi, where you will spend the night. Trekking time is 7 – 9 hours.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 16: Lapunbeshi to Arughat (elev. 535 m

    It is a short 3 – 4-hour walk to Soti Khola, where you will pick up a jeep to Arughat Bazar. You will spend the night and have a warm bath and a more extensive menu choice at the hotels.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu

    This day will be traveling back to the city on a bus and a chance to relax after days of trekking. We will provide a farewell dinner for you from the company.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 18: Departure

    Your guide will support you to go up to the Airport for goodbye.

    Meals: Breakfast


Includes/Excludes

What's included

    • Room in the best available lodge and all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during Tsum Valley Trekking
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • All ground transportation in private vehicle as per itinerary
    • City tour with tour guide as per itinerary
    • All entrance fees during sightseeing
    • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistance guide for more than five trekkers
    • One porter for two trekkers
    • Guide, porter, and necessary staff salaries, insurance, accommodation and food, and airfares if necessary
    • Sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
    • Trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, achievement certificate, and trekking map are yours to take
    • Tsum Valley Trekking Permit and TIMS
    • First Aid Medical kit or essential medicine
    • Seasonal fruits during the trek
    • All applicable government and local taxes

What is excluded

    • Nepal visa fee
    • Excess baggage charge(s)
    • Hotel accommodation, Lunch, and Dinner in Kathmandu because of early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, prior return from Tsum Valley Trekking because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
    • International airfares
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, a pot of tea, etc.) during trekking
    • Tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s), and driver(s), tipping is not mandatory but expected.

Accommodation

You will stay in Samsara Resort or Hotel Arts Kathmandu or a similar 3-star hotel in Thamel. A solo traveler needs to share the room with a same-gender traveler. If you need a single supplement, you will have to pay an additional cost of about USD 200. During the Tsum Valley Trekking, most of your accommodations contain attached bathrooms, while some of the teahouses may not have, and you may have to share the washing and toilet facilities in that case. In lower elevations, Kathmandu and the trekking regions will have sing room facilities, but it will be hard to find them at higher elevations.

 

Meals

You will enjoy typical Nepalese food and international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, India, etc.) during your Tsum Valley Trekking. Be sure that the lodges or teahouses will provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner as per their available menu. You may not be served breakfast somewhere during your trek. You may get opportunities for welcome and farewell dinners for guests.

Departure Dates

We have daily departures for this trip, so we recommend that you book it according to your schedule. We will customize the tour/trekking package to your specific needs. We are concentrating on the private trip, taking into account numerous elements such as COVID, trekkers' physical fitness, available time, and budget. Because these elements may or may not be compatible with the individual traveler.

Similarly, during the trek/tour, we will be pleased to supply you with pre/post accommodation as well as other supplementary services such as a domestic flight and an additional porter. Please fill out this customized form for your convenience.

Customize this trip with help from our local travel specialist that matches your interests.

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    15 Days – US$ 30
    30 Days – US$ 50
    90 Days – US$ 125

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    You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.

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