Tsum Valley Trek – Trip Overview
The Tsum Valley, located north of Manaslu, is a restricted area until 2008. Hiking routes and trails were discovered not so long ago, which made the area primitive, undiscovered and worth visiting. The Tsum Valley Trekking was once part of Tibet. This is the reason why religion, art, lifestyle, monasteries and prayer flags are all Tibetan culture. This valley is completely different from all hiking routes because people can find changes not only in terms of lifestyle and culture, but also in terms of vegetation, geography and landscape of Manaslu Region. During the Tsum Valley trek, hikers can change slowly in subtropical areas in semi-arid areas, climate change and climatic changes.
The visit to the Tsum Valley begins with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu and the next day goes to Sotikhola. Sotikhola will be the starting point for our trip. Along the way, we witnessed beautiful rhododendron forests, pine forests, coniferous forests and several waterfalls along the way. The landscape of the Himalayas is hidden throughout the journey and is being sought again and again. We also visited the monastery of Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompaetc. Explore the Tibetan culture and traditions. Some of the mountains that can be seen on foot are the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Boudha Himal mountains. The area is less exposed, so it is an area that is not suitable for tourism, which makes the road unbeaten. Gompas has not been explored and the story is unknown.
Tsum Valley Trek – Trip Profile
- Sightseeing around the UNESCO world heritage sites
- Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola
- Explore the Tibetan arid region
- Explore the Buddhist Monasteries and Gompas throughout the trails
- Witness the waterfalls along the way
- Picturesque views of the Himalayas
- Visit Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa, Milarepa cave etc.
- Discover the Tibetan and Buddhist lifestyle, culture, art, religion and many more.
Tsum Valley Trek – Outline Itinerary:
Day 01 –Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.
Day 02 – Guided Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at a Hotel.
Day 03 –Drive to Sotikhola (700 m) – 7 to 8 hours by jeep. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 04 –Trek from Sotikhola to Machha Khola (869 m) – 6-7 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 05 –Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1,340) – 6-7 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 06 –Trek from Jagat to Lokpa (2,240 m) –5-6 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 07 –Trek from Lokpa to Chumling (2,386 m) – 6-7 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 08 –Trek from Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,031 m) – 4-5 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 09 –Trek from Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361 m) – 5-6 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 10 –Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m) – 5-6 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse or Gompa.
Day 11 –Rest Day in Mu Gompa (3,700 m). Overnight at a Guesthouse or Gompa.
Day 12 –Trek from Mu Gompa to Burgi village (3,245 m) via Milarepa cave – 5 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 13 –Trek from Burgi village to Chumling (2,386 m) – 5-6 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 14 –Trek from Chumling to Philim (1,700 m) – 6-7 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 15 –Trek from Philim to Khorlabesi (930 m) – 6-7 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 16 –Trek from Khorlabesi to Sotikhola (730 m) – 6 Hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.
Day 17 –Drive to Kathmandu (1,300 m) by jeep – 7 to 8 Hours and farewell dinner. Overnight at a Hotel.
Day 18 –Transfer to International Airport for Final Departure
We will be staying at 3-star hotels in Pokhara and Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. And Single supplement will be served on request and will have an additional cost. We will have rooms with attached washrooms in most parts of the trek but according to place it can be afforded. In higher elevations, single rooms are not available like in Kathmandu and the lower elevation regions but Himalayan Adventure Nepal will do our best for your happiness.
All meals will be served during hiking, while Kathmandu only offers breakfast. The hotel will also offer welcome and farewell dinner. The most common dishes on most menus are Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian and the most common Continental.
Can I accomplish this trek?
The Tsum Valley Trek is a Challenging which is a moderate and suitable for trekkers who can walk at least 6-7 hours a day with a light backpack. You do not have any technical skill except your perfect physical health. To accomplish this trek you need to have basic good health However, it is always best to start jogging and exercising regularly at least a month before commencing the actual trek. If you have any disease please kindly inform to Himalayan Adventure Nepal.
Best Time to Travel
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for this trek. If you have some other time than this we can customize and make the trip viable.
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- Group Size1-15(Customize your Trip on Request)
- DestinationKathmandu, Nepal
- Max Altitude3,700 m (12,136 ft.)
- MealsFull Board During Trek
- Accommodation3-star & Tea House
- Trip StyleLodge Trek
- ActivitySightseeing and Trekking
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- Hair brush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins.
- Shampoo and conditioner
- Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
- Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
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