tsum valley trek

Explore the hidden gem of Nepal lying at the edge of most secluded Himalaya valley in this exclusive Tsum valley trekking package in Nepal. Tsum valley is known as the Beyul Kyimolung, the hidden valley of Himalaya first described by Guru Rimpoche in 8th century.

Tsum valley trek offers enchanting prevalent Tibetan Buddhist culture and the natural display is stunning with beautiful forest and colorful village dominated by soaring Ganesh Himal. Trekking in Tsum valley was restricted until 2,004, so it remains highly preserved area in terms of culture and religion where people still speaks an ancient dialects. Very few trekkers until date have made it to this high and mysterious valley, which used to be the popular trade route between Nepal and Tibet. The region is very less explored in comparison to other touristic destination with relatively pristine and less-beaten trail. Tsum valley people have their own way of family life, where all brothers in the family are married to a single girl, (true practice of polyandry).

Tsum valley trek starts with the scenic drive from Kathmandu to Aarughat. The trail follows the route of Budi Gandaki River through terraced fields, lush forest and secluded countryside villages. The trail passes several ethnic villages of Liding, Machhakhola, Jagat, Phidim and several cultural villages which are dotted with ornate Buddhist monasteries, Chortens, stone slabs and prayer flags. Moreover, ancient Gompas like Ramchen, Mu and Dephydonma Gompa makes your Tsum valley trekking a unique experience in Nepal.

Day 01:

Arrival at Kathmandu (1,300m), Tribhuvan International airport and transfer to hotel via private vehicle. Stay overnight at hotel

Day 02:

Sight of Kathmandu valley and preparation for trek. Stay overnight at hotel

Day 03:

Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (7/8 hour drive) and stay overnight at hotel

Day 04:

Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola (710m/4 hours) and stay overnight at hotel

Day 05:

Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (887m/6 hours) and stay overnight at hotel

Day 06:

Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1,345m/6 hours) and stay overnight at hotel

Day 07:

Trek from Jagat to Lakpa (2,240m/6 hours) and stay overnight at hotel

Day 08:

Trek from Lakpa to Chumling (2,386m/4-5 hours) and stay overnight at hotel

Day 09:

Trek from Chumling to Chhokangparo (3,031m/5 hours) and stay overnight at hotel

Day 10:

Trek from Chhokangparo to Nile (3,347m) via Milarepa (Piren Phu Cave) – 4/6 hours

Day 11:

Hike to Mu Gompa (3,700m) and Dhephydonma gompa (4,060m) and trek back to Nile

Day 12:

Trek from Nile to Chhekamparo via Rachen Gompa (Nyigma-pa Buddhist sect)

Day 13:

Trek from Chhekamparo to Gumpa Lungdang (3,200m/6-7 hours)

Day 14:

Trek from Gumpa Lungdang to Lokpa via Ripchet – 6/7 hours

Day 15:

Trek from Lokpa to Jagat – 6/7 hours

Day 16:

Trek from Jagat to Lapubesi – 5/6 hours

Day 17:

Trek from Lapubesi to Arughat – 7/8 hours drive

Day 18:

Drive from Arughat to Kathmandu – 7/8 hours drive

Day 19:

Transfer to airport for final departure

Cost Includes

    • All surface transportation as per the itinerary.
    • TIMS Card & permit fees
    • Experienced English speaking trekking guide a porter. (all their expenses))
    • All accommodation as mentioned in above itinerary. ( Local tea house in trekking area)
    • Farewell cultural dinner in a typical Nepalese resturant.
    • Office service charges all necessary government permits.
    • Meals in Trekking Area.

Cost Excludes

    • Nepal Visa fees
    • Meals in Kathmandu.
    • Necessary trekking equipment and things as per check list
    • Tips for driver, guide & porter (Not mandatory)
    • International Airfare
    • Personal expenses such as insurance, medical charges, laundry, shopping, liquor etc
    • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation
    • Any transportation cost outside of the regular itinerary
    • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
    • Camera Fees at certain entrances
    • Cost arising by flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our control
    Equipments  we need in trekking
    • Duffel or Shoulder straps bag or suitcase.
    • Warm wool or synthetic clothes , hat that covers your head and ears from cold during trek (only in winter season(January, February and December)
    1. Goggles for sunbeam dust and wind.
    2. A neck warmer  for extra warmth if you feel you will need it and is for winter season (January, February and December). Optional pair of  warm gloves (This is required if your are travelling in winter season  January, February and December).
    3. Woolen t-shirt for warmth.
    4. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket (During in rainy season from June to September.
    5. 1 Pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis), 1 Pair shorts.
    6. 2 Pairs lightweight long underwear/thermals (During the trek in  winter January, February and December).
    7. 2 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
    8. 1 Pair light camping shoes or sneakers..
    9. 1 Pair sandals (Optional).

Frequently Asked Questions:


Do I need previous hiking experience required to go on a trek?
If you are physically fit and have extra Exercise enough enthusiasm for the trip previous experience is not required.

Could I trek without a guide?
You could, the area is very safe and in most cases navigation is relatively easy-however with a guide you will get more out of the experience. Having someone with you that knows the local customs and language helps you interact with people you meet in remote villages, and shows that you respect their culture.

What will happen if I get sick on the trek?
Either you will get better, or if it seems serious we will evacuate you with Helicopter and will be taken to Hospital in Kathmandu where you’ll get excellent attention. Our crew is well versed in medical and emergency care and carry a reasonably comprehensive first aid kit.

What will happen if I get injured?
If it is serious (this has never happened). You will again be taken care by our staff. If evacuation is required, this will be arranged by Visit Nepal tour. It’s advised that if you have any personal doubts you should have evacuation insurance arranged. Nepal Tour Guide Team can advise you on this.

Will I get sick?
Not likely. The worst is you may get some diarrhea or temporary stomach upset. Please look our staying healthy during holiday topic for details. Follow the health advice given in our briefings during welcome dinner and you’ll be fine.

What is the food like on the trek?
Fantastic! If you haven't already tried Dal Bhat you are in for a treat - there is nothing better to fill that trekking appetite. Dal Bhat is the signature Nepali dish - rice and lentil soup served with two types of curried vegetables and pickles. It is on the menu in every tea-house on the trek. A nice breakfast specialty you might also want to try is Tibetan Gurung bread with honey. The mountain tea houses will also serve up more familiar western dishes like pizza, or muesli for the morning

Is there a problem with altitude sickness?
For our tours/treks below 4000m, there is little likelihood of being subject to altitude sickness, unless you are taking one of our more extreme adventure tours. Kathmandu rests at an altitude of only 1350-m (4430ft) and at this altitude there is no likelihood of altitude related sickness.

We’ll be advising you well in advance if altitude is an issue. Our tours/treks above 4000m do require acclimatization periods and any of our tours needing acclimatization has it built into the itinerary and that comes from 13 years of experience and the best medical advice... So don’t worry. If you want to know more about altitude sickness, please look the topic staying healthy.

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