Adventure around beautiful Tsum Valley within Ganesh and Manaslu mountain range
Explore high and scenic Tsum valley of Happiness with its traditional villages of great interest
Walk into enchanting cool rhododendron-oaks-pines trees with amazing scenery
Isolated areas of Northern Gorkha district around remote villages on least visited region
A classic adventure on off the beaten tracks on virgin and newly opened areas of Tsum"
Tsum Valley Trek, a marvelous destination in the hidden corners of Nepal Far North Mid West Himalaya tucked between a massive range of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu mountains, where walk leads you to the valley of Happiness as it is means in local Tsum languages of Tibetan origin.
Tsum Valley Trek will be a great adventure to choose as this areas a newly opened for outside world since last two decades, where trekkers and adventurer seldom venture in this remote areas of Himalaya.
This is a classic journey visiting its lovely traditional farm villages of great interest with Buddhist culture and custom still practiced as it was past hundreds of years with strong Tibetan influence as it lies close to Tibetan border beyond our destination at Mu Gompa and the highest point of the trek.
Adventure to Tsum valley trek starts with the interesting drive to Gorkha district and then following the Buri Gandaki River upstream for some days on the same route of Manaslu, then heading further northeast away from main trails into the hidden country of Tsum valley.
Around Tsum with fascinating time soaking with local culture with grand views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal visiting its old monasteries of Mu and Rachen villages, then heading back to low warm areas for the drive back to Kathmandu with grand wonderful time and experience on Tsum Valley Trek.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing with trek briefing and preparation.
Day 03: Drive to Soti-Khola 730 m via Dhading and Arughat- 06 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Machha-Khola 930m – 06 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,410m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Lakuwa 2,2400m – 05 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Chumling 2,386 m – 06 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Chokhan-Paro 3,010 m – 05 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Nele 3,361m after a tour of Milarepa cave – 06 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Mu Gompa 3,700 m – 04 hours.
Day 11: Rest-Day for acclimatization at leisure for a hike around.
Day 12: Trek to Rachen Gompa 3,240 m – 05 hours.
Day 13: Trek back to Chumling 2,386 m – 06 hours.
Day 14: Trek to Philim 1,590 m – 07 hours.
Day 15: Trek to Tatopani (Hot Spring) – 06 hours.
Day 16: Trek to Soti-Khola 7 30 m – 06 hours.
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.
Day 18: International Departure for homeward bound.
Tusm valley trek is for those who are physically fit and can walk for hours to reach their destination. It is the Strenuous trek that takes you to the beautiful valley after some hours of a walk down to the moderate paths. Before planning for Tusum valley trek, you need to check your physical condition by consulting your physician. Similarly, handling the low air pressure, high winds, and low temperatures and also practicing to carry the weight can help you through the trip Tusm valley trek.
Lodging and food
We will be greeting you at the International airport and make your stay possible at one of the 3-star hotels in the town. While you are on the Trek, you will be staying at the Teahouses/Lodges. The stay may be twin sharing or single(depends on what you want and it is difficult to find a separate bedroom at high above). Likewise, Access The Asia will take you to the best possible place where you can enjoy the hygienic Nepali as well as International food. Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner at different areas during trekking and in camping as per the holiday plan will be provided. For the Lunch and Dinner, while staying at Kathmandu, you are responsible for the payment. There will be the farewell dinner with every guest after they return form their Trek.
Best Time to travel
February to Mid June, September – Mid December is the best for Tsum Valley Trekking.
We will be traveling through tourists bus. If you want to travel in private vehicles, then we can make it possible but it may take extra charges. Flights are also available.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by our guides and staff then transfer to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed join with other members of Tsum Valley Trekking, where our guide will brief you regarding trek and climb, do’s and don’ts, Nepalese culture, lodge on route trek with full information to make your stay with us enjoyable and memorable, evening welcome dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant with folk-cultural program as entertainment during dinner.
Day 02: Kathmandu with sightseeing tour, trek briefing and preparations.
Morning after breakfast at given time for sightseeing tour, our city guides will meet you at the hotel for interesting sightseeing tour leading you in the heart of Kathmandu at old Durbar (palace) square of great historical importance includes Temple of Kumari (Living young virgin Goddess) Kastamandap Temple where Kathmandu name derived from, a temple built with the wood of a single tree, tour of old palace during the reign of Malla and late Shah kings.
Tour leads to famous landmark of Nepal at Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,500 years old a Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.
Afternoon visit holy Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath adorned with silver doors and golden tiers roofed pagoda a popular and famous temple where thousands of pilgrims visits every year in the month of February on Shiva Rartri (Lord Shiva birth anniversary). After an interesting and exciting tour of world heritage sites return back to hotel for Tsum Valley Trekking preparation.
Day 03: Drive to Soti-Khola 730 m via Dhading and Arughat- 06 hrs
Morning an interesting drive from Kathmandu to Nepal North Mid West region to reach at Gorkha town in Arughat, as drive leads through Himalayan foothills to reach Trisuli River around warm sub-tropical area.
Our journey continues towards cooler alpine hills on long winding road past farm villages and town to reach at Arughat, from here drive leads on dirt trail following Buri-Gandaki River upstream to Soti-Khola a small farm village overnight in a simple but cozy and nice local lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Machha-Khola 930m - 06 hrs
First day walk from Soti- Khola leads to a short climb for a while with rest of the walk on gradual winding uphill trail through terraced farm fields and villages.
As our route enters into cool forested area in a gorge following torrential glacial Buri-Gandaki River upstream, as the path follows with a climb in the cool shade of rhododendron and oaks forest after a good walk of near six hours reaching a moderate size village at Maccha-Khola for overnight stop. (Name of the village means a fish stream)
Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,410m - 06 hrs
After pleasant overnight at Macha-Khola, morning walk follows Buri-Gandaki River upstream, to reach Khorla Beshi a small farm village from here on winding path to reach at Tatopani village with “Hot Spring,” an opportunity for hot bathe as time allows.
After a pleasant stop, walk to Dovan and Yaruphant villages and then at Jagat for overnight stops, Jagat a moderate size farm villages with shops and stores.
Day 06: Trek to Lakuwa 2,2400m - 05 hrs
From Jagat, morning walk leads to higher areas passing scattered farm villages with short climb and downhill to cross over a bridge to reach at Nagjet and Philim, a large village with spread-out farm houses. After Philim walk through farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then a climb on rocky ridge top into bamboo forest area to our overnight stop at Lakuwa on leaving the main trail of Manaslu trekking route.
Day 07: Trek to Chumling 2,386 m - 06 hours
After Lakuwa village and leaving Buri-Gandkai River for a week, our walk heads towards Tsum valley into the valley of happiness, as our route enters narrow gorge then with short descend and uphill climb into rhododendron and pine tree forest walking past small farm villages then climbing above Lungwa Khola to reach at Chumling village for first overnight in Tsum Valley.
Day 08: Trek to Chokhan-paro 3,010 m - 05 hours
From here altitude slowly gains with the mountain views of Ganesh Himal peaks, as the villages and landscapes looks similar to Tibetan windswept plateau. Morning walks with downhill to cross a bridge over Smatiking Khola, with views of Ganesh Himal also known as Yangra at 7,422 m high, walk slowly leads at Chokhan-paro village for overnight stop.
Day 09: Trek to Nele 3,361m after a visiting Milarepa cave - 06 hours
After Chokan-paro heading closer towards upper Tsum area to Nele (Ne-lay) starting with a climb onto open valley within windswept country exists only few small trees that survives around this arid terrain.
Walk continues uphill with views of Ganesh and Manaslu Himal, after a pleasant walk reach at Nele on the way with visit to an old cave of 11th Centaury Saint Milarepa famous and popular Buddhist poet, singer, tantric guru his folk-tales and songs still remembered by Tibetans and Buddhist alike.
Day 10: Trek to Mu Gompa 3,700 m - 04 hours
Rest and free day at Mu Gompa to explore the village with visit of old Mu Gompa enriched with ancient antique scrolls, statue and relics this is one of the most important monastery of Tsum and Manaslu area.
Day 12: Trek to Rachen Gompa 3,240 m - 05 hours.
After an interesting and wonderful time at Mu Gompa return journey visiting another impressive monastery of Rachen Gompa, walk leads on nice path with few short climbs and downhill passing few small villages of cattle herders to reach at Rachen Gompa for overnight stop, afternoon visit Rachen monastery.
Day 13: Trek back to Chumling 2,386 m - 06 hours
Today our last day around Tsum valley, as morning leads to long descend to reach Chumling village pastg farm areas and then back into tree lines, after a long downhill walks reaching at Chumling village for last overnight stop within Tsum areas.
Day 14: Trek to Philim 1,590 m - 07 hrs
From Chumling village, morning walk downhill following river downstream with views of waterfalls then reaching villages of Samba, Tingding Chhupyang till our walk ends at Philim village for overnight stop.This is a nice farm village with school supported by Japanese (as Mt. Manaslu was first climbed by Japanese so this area is a favorite among Japanese)
Day 15: Trek to Tatopani 1, 240 m - 06 hours
From here onwards into warmer area of paddy fields, after a breakfast walk leads to Tatopani following Buri Gandaki River past small villages of Nagjet, Sidibas Bazaar and Jagat.
Walk further descends to Yaruphant, then he towards lower area with dramatic change in vegetation, finally ending our long day walk at Tatopani for overnight stop, a small farm village with hot spring as Tatopani in Nepali means 'hot water', afternoon enjoy in the hot springs and relax. The local believes warm spring water have a natural power to cure various diseases.
Day 16: Trek to Soti Khola 730 m - 06 hours
After a nice time at Tatopani and hot spring, morning walk leads to Soti Khola walking along Budhi Gandaki River downstream, after hours of good walk reaching Gurung village of Labubesi, from here walk further past terraced fields and waterfalls to reach our last overnight stop at Soti-khola.
Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu
Morning an exciting drive back to Kathmandu with memories of exciting time on Tsum Valley Trekking, an interesting six hours drive brings you back at Kathmandu with afternoon at leisure for shopping souvenirs, evening farewell dinner in nice Nepalese restaurants with folk culture programs.
Day 18: International Departure for Homeward bound
Your last day in Nepal in the country of high Himalaya with fascinating culture and memorable time on Tsum Valley Trekking around high and scenic Mid West Nepal with wonderful experience, as per your international flight time transfer to airport for the flight back home or to respective countries.
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Many of you may be confused or are totally unknown for what to pack while trekking. Here are some lists of equipment/gear that may be helped for you as gears are the key thing of every trekker.
- Woolen hat
- Mask (to prevent yourself from dust)
- 3x T-short
- 2x thermals topsDown jacket
- 2x trekkers pants
- Waterproof pants & Jacked
- Poly lines gloves
- Woolen gloves
- Heavy weight gloves
- Trekking boots
- Flip flop
- 2x inner socks
- 3x woolen socks
- Head light with extra batteries
- sleeping bag (Above -10)
- Dry pack
- Water bottle
- Chemo bag
- Walking poles
- Alarm watch
- Day pack (No more then 15kg)
- Camera with extra batteries
- Shampoo & soap
- Toothpaste & toothbrush
- Lip guard
- Body wipes
- Female hygiene products (for female client)
- Personal first aid kit
- Dimox or acetylzolamide
- Headache pills
- Diarrhea pills
- Cough / cold medicine
- Water purification tablets
- Contact lens supplies
- Since of the above mentioned gear down jacket and sleeping bag can be rented.
- Our guide will carry a first aid kit but it’s better to have your own.
- Bring the entertaining materials as per need.
Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
3 star hotel in Kathmandu (4 nights or 3 nights as per holiday plan), welcome dinner
Sightseeing at Kathmandu with city guide (Cultural and Traditional heritage sites)
Duffle bag, Sleeping bag, Down jacket (Sleeping Bag and Down jacket must be returned after the trek is completed)
Experienced Government license holder Trekking Guide, Porter (We provide 1 porter for two trekkers), climbing guide, assistant guide and other staffs as per the holiday plan.
Entrance fee for various conservation areas, Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) fee
Flight or Bus fare as per the holiday plan
Accommodation with breakfast, lunch and dinner at different places during trekking and in camping as per the holiday plan
Accommodation in star rated hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
All government taxes
Visa Charge to Nepal and International flight fare.
Lunch and Dinner while staying at Kathmandu.
Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
International airfare and airport departure tax
Hot and cold drinks, alcoholic drinks
Climbing gear (As per your request we can hire it for you)
Additional charges for service added included in holiday plan.
It is full of adventures and is completely different from the one that is in your country. Its trekking trails are rugged and rough and take you to minimum altitude of 3000 m and maximum to 5000 m plus.
Jan to May; August to December
If you are physically fit, who can walk minimum of 4 hours then it is definitely for you. The minimum trekking altitude ranges from 2000 m plus and can go up to the maximum altitude of 5000 m plus.
Yes, you will, because you will be trekking in the remotest himalayan region of the world, where you are not familar with its trail, villages, people, and their culture. There, the local people do not speak English much, so you need a trekking guide, who can speak their language and Nepali.
Children under age 18 should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Above this will be accompanied by a guide.
They are because Access the Asia gives the topmost priority to their safety.
Climbing peak or trekking peak is an easy peak whose summit can be reached within 1 or 2 days. Its height ranges 6000 m plus. Some trekking peaks are Island Peak, Yala Peak, and Mera Peak.
August to November; March to May
Yes, you need both of them.
It must include the terms and conditions that you need while trekking in the Himalayan Region in an altitude of 4000 m to 6000 m. Your travel insurance company must provide you Helicopter Evacuation Service. Normally, it will cost you up to US $5000 in Nepal. If you are coming to Nepal for climbing then you must do climbing insurance in your country as well. Carefully check the terms and conditions of your insurance company, especially what they cover during trekking and climbing.
US $ 20 a day is enough to buy a bottle of mineral water, tea, coffee and so on in the remote Himalayan Region.
Yes, you should. There is no fixed rates for tipping. Its up to you. But how much you tip should be reasonable.
The trekking guides of Access the Asia are well - trained in the first aid; they also carry the first aid box and do the necessary treatment for you.
You will be flown to Kathmandu in a helicopter for medical attention.
Lodge or guest house accommodation.
Lodge, where, you will have meal, provides you drinking water. A liter of mineral water at lower elevation costs US$ 1, but at higher elevation, it can cost up to US $4.
No. But it will always be its responsibility to finish your trip on time and to follow the itinerary.