Tsum Valley Trek

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THE MANASLU TSUM VALLEY TREK is an exceptional experience that forms part of the Manaslu Circuit Trek, one of the most remarkable treks in the Himalayas. The region is bounded by the Ganesh Himal and the Buri Gandaki River gorge to the east, the deep gorges of the Marshyangdi Khola, and the Annapurna range of hills to the west, and the Gorkha village to the south. The area is characterized by a rich blend of Hindu and Buddhist cultures, preserved wildlife, rare floral diversity, breathtaking mountain vistas, raging and never-ending streams, dizzying bridges, and authentic rural lifestyles that have remained unchanged for generations.

Before embarking on the captivating Tsum Valley Trekking, visitors can take a sightseeing tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the surrounding area. These include the holy Hindu site of Pashupatinath, Buddhist stupas of Boudhanath and Swayambhunath, and the iconic Durbar Squares. The 21-day Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek begins with a seven-to-eight-hour drive to Soti Khola, located approximately 700 meters above sea level via Arughat. Soti Khola is a common resting spot for trekkers heading to Manaslu Tsum Valley. From here, trekkers pass through small settlements of local ethnic villages such as Lapubesi, Dovan Philim Chumling before reaching the restricted area of Lama Gau and Mu Gumpa on the eighth day of the trek.
The Manaslu Tsum Valley is renowned for its remoteness, inaccessibility, and the preservation of the valley’s primitive culture. It is an excellent option for tourists seeking to explore the enchanting view of Mt. Ganesh Himal in the mid-western part of North Nepal. After reaching Mu Gumpa, visitors can head to Samagaun, where they can spend an entire day exploring and discovering the amazing Birendra Tal. Later, they can visit the Manaslu Base Camp trek, which sits at an elevation of 4,400 meters above sea level. Afterward, trekkers need to move away from Samagaun and march ahead to Samdo and Dharmasala. The Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek and the Kanchenjunga Trek are restricted trekking areas in Nepal.
After crossing the Larkya La Pass at 5,125 meters, the trek descends to the Marshyangdi Valley, offering stunning views of Himlung Himal, the Annapurna range, and other peaks on both sides. The Larkya La Pass and Tsum Valley are currently gaining international attention from tourists and trekkers due to their incredible trekking facets in the Manaslu Circuit Trek. The area is a haven for numerous creatures, including the snow leopard, musk deer, and Himalayan Thar. The trek around the Manaslu Circuit touches regions that were previously untouchable. Visitors can experience the magnificent beauty of the trek to the Manaslu Massif in this remote mountain trek. They can explore monasteries and gain insight into a culturally fascinating region. Along the trail, visitors will encounter an intriguing mix of authentic Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist villages. After crossing the Larkya La Pass, visitors reach Bhimtang before descending further to Besi Sahar for a drive back to Kathmandu, where the trek ends.
The trek to the Manaslu Region is suitable for all types of trekkers with a good level of physical fitness. It offers a unique blend of cultural diversity and exceptional mountain views to anyone who ventures into its exotic terrain. The preferred season for this particular trekking is from March to May and September to November. The Manaslu and Tsum Valley Treks are special and more adventurous trekking options in Nepal. Explore this untouched indigenous locale with our experienced team of individuals at Deepak Adventure and be a part of a truly unforgettable experience. It is important to note that the Manaslu and Tsum Valley Treks are listed as Restricted Area trekking in Nepal.
  • Walk throughout off-beaten terrain forests of rhododendron, oak, hemlock, pines forest, and wildlife.
  • Grand view of mountains like Mt. Manaslu (8163m/26774ft), Machhapuchhre (6997m/22950ft), Gangapurna (7455m/24457ft) *Annapurna I (8091m/26545ft), Annapurna South (7219m/23693ft), and Annapurna III (7555m/24350ft).
  • Crossing Larkya La Pass (5153m/16901ft).
  • Less trekkers and gorgeous mountain views beautiful combination of culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Nepalese and Tibetan people, and Budhi Gandaki River Valley. 

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek is one of the best options to discover the Manaslu Region’s enchanting view of the massive giant of Mt Manaslu and the other Himalayas. Find the itinerary, route, cost, and reviews over here.

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representatives will warmly receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to the hotel. You will have some time to rest and refresh yourself at the hotel. In the evening, we will treat you to a delicious welcome dinner. You can also enjoy strolling around Thamel Town. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2: After breakfast, your trek guide will brief you about the trek in detail. You will obtain the essential trekking permits today. You will also embark on a scenic, cultural tour of Kathmandu City and explore some of the most famous historical and cultural sites with an experienced tour guide. The tour offers insight into the UNESCO sites and lets you explore the heritage of Kathmandu City. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Leaving Kathmandu, you will take a private jeep and drive through the scenic Prithvi Highway. The road journey goes along the massive Trishuli River and later takes a detour north to Gorkha District. The historical Gorkha district goes along the Budi Gandaki River towards the bustling Arughat Bazaar. Upon completing a 7-8-hour long journey, you will reach Arughat, where you will spend the evening witnessing the lifestyle and ambiance of the locals. Overnight in Arughat.
Day 4: After a delicious breakfast, you will leave Arughat and climb upstream along the Budi Gandaki River. The upstream trail climbs through the dense forest and small multi-ethnic settlements. You will cross a suspension bridge over the Budi Gandaki and continue climbing alongside the Budi Gandaki hydropower plant. The trail goes past beautiful rice and millet fields at Shanti Bazaar and crosses Arkhet Khola to reach Soti Khola. Walk past beautiful waterfalls in Kuerepani to reach Soti Khola. Overnight in Soti Khola.
Day 5: Leaving Soti Khola, you will begin climbing upstream to reach another serene river of Machha Khola. The upstream climb of 177 meters takes you through the beautiful Sal forests. Next, the trail climbs along the Budi Gandaki River and continues for another 4-5hr. Upon crossing the Sal Forest, you will continue climbing through rocky ridges towards the Gurung village of Lapubesi. Enjoy a delicious lunch, and then continue trekking alongside the Budi Gandaki River to reach Machha Khola. Overnight in Machha Khola.1 of the itinerary involves arriving in Kathmandu and being transported to your hotel. 
Day 6: On the sixth day of your trek, you will hike to Doban from Machha Khola. The trail follows the Budi Gandaki River, with lush Sal forests on one side and a massive river on the other that goes north towards Thado Khola. You will cross the Thado Khola to reach Khorlabesi. The trail goes through the fields of coffee, buckwheat, and tobacco towards Tatopani. Leaving the forested area, you will enter a narrow gorge that leads straight to Tatopani. You can enjoy a delicious lunch here before continuing your trek to Dobhan village where you will spend the night.
Day 7: On day seven, you will walk to Philim from Dobhan village. You will climb uphill along the Dobhan River and continue towards the confluence east of the Budhi Gandaki River. A short hike brings you to Thulo Dhunga. Then, you will cross an old suspension bridge over the Yaru River and trek towards Thado Bharyang. The trail gently climbs uphill towards the village of Jagat, where you can enjoy your lunch. Leaving Jagat, you’ll begin walking towards Philim via Sirdibas village. You will spend the night in Philim.
Day 8: On day eight, you will hike to Chumling from Philim village. You will climb above Budi Gandaki Valley towards Chumling village. The trail rises through the narrow ridge and continues towards Chisopani village. Next, you’ll enter the scenic Lower Tsum Valley and begin climbing uphill along the south side of the Siyar River. You will continue trekking along the colorful grain, potato, and bean fields overlooking the beautiful Shringi Himal. The trail briefly descends to Gumlung village and then continues to climb upstream along the Siyar River towards Chumling.
Day 9: On day nine, you will trek to Chhokengparo from Chumling. You will begin climbing upstream along the Siyar Khola and enjoy the beautiful sight of the Ganesh Himal Range along the exposed ridge. The trail continues past traditional Tibetan-styled settlements towards Ripchet village (2468m). You can enjoy a delicious lunch here before continuing along the route to Rainjam village. Finally, you will continue climbing upstream along the Serpu Khola to reach the village of Chhokangparo where you will spend the night.
Day 10: On day ten, you will hike to Chule and visit the MILARAPA PIREN CAVE on the way. You will begin climbing through the rocky terrain towards Lama Gaon (3202m). A short uphill trek brings you to Milarepa Piren Cave. Milarepa Cave in Tsum Valley is known as Piren Phu, which translates to pigeon cave. The locals believe that the revered saint Milarepa meditated in the caves. You can choose to visit the nearby Gompas, Tara, and Milarepa. Leaving the caves, you’ll climb upstream along Shiyar Khola and continue trekking past Pangdun (3258m) to arrive at Chule village where you will spend the night. On Day 2, you’ll take a cultural tour of KTM and receive a trip briefing for the TSUM valley. 
Day 11: Today, you will leave Chule village and start trekking towards the Mu Gompa, which lies close to the Tibetan border in the north. You’ll walk along the west bank of the Tsum Valley and pass by Nile village before arriving at Mu Gompa, which is nestled on the glacier. This is also the highest point of the trek. You’ll witness the beautiful Tibetan landscape surrounding Mu Gompa and spend the night there.
Day 12: After waking up to the stunning view of the Mu Gompas, you’ll tour the Mu Gompa Valley and explore the rocky moraines and glaciers surrounding the area. You’ll then climb the local landmark, Pika Himal, which is just a few kilometers away from Mu Gompa and offers a majestic view of the surroundings. You’ll spend the night in Mu Gompa.
Day 13: Today, you’ll leave Mu Gompa and trek downhill along the Siyar River towards Lamabagar. You’ll visit Rachen Gompa, the only nunnery in the region, where the local nuns may offer your local delicacies and Tibetan tea. You’ll then head towards Gonhgye Gompa, traversing Milarepa’s many caves along the way. Finally, you’ll spend the night in Rachen Monastery.
Day 14: You’ll start the day by enjoying a delicious local breakfast at Rachen Monastery. You’ll then trek downhill along the Shiar River towards Lamagaon, which will bring you back to Chhekampar village. From there, you’ll cross a wooden bridge to reach Dumje village, a small settlement consisting of no more than eight houses. You can explore the local Lungdang Gompa after lunch.
Day 15: Today, you’ll retrace your path and trek downhill towards Lokpa village. You’ll walk past the Samba Falls and through a lush, forested path until you reach Philim village, the largest Gurung village in the region. You can explore the local market in the evening and spend the night in Philim.
Day 3 entails a private vehicle drive to Arughat, which is where you’ll begin your Tsum Valley hiking adventure. 
Day 16: Retrace to Tatopani.
Today, you’ll have an easy trek day. After breakfast, you’ll retrace your path along the Dobhan River towards Tatopani village. The scenic trail goes past Jagat village to reach Tatopani. Once you arrive, you can take a dip in the natural hot spring at Tatopani to relieve your body pain. Many locals and foreigners take a plunge into the water. You’ll spend the night in Tatopani.
Accommodation: Tea house
Meals: Full Board Meals
Day 17: Hiking back to Soti Khola.
You’ll begin retracing your path back to Soti Khola, leaving Tatopani behind. The trail goes past Sirdibas village, which boasts large, decorated terraced fields. Continue walking through the dense settlement and take the downhill trail along the Budi Gandaki River to reach Khorlabesi village. You can enjoy your lunch at Khorlabesi, and then you’ll exit the forested village and continue trekking downhill through Tharo Khola to reach Macha Khola. The final leg of the trek follows the Budi Gandaki River towards Lapubesi village and takes you past two large waterfalls to reach Soti Khola. You’ll spend the night in Soti Khola.
Accommodation: Tea house
Meals: Full Board Meals
Day 18: Descend to Arughat.
Today is the last leg of the trek. The trail begins to climb down along the Khola and trek past lush villages en route to Kyoropani. The trail continues downstream along the Kali Gandaki River and reaches Arughat Bazaar. You’ll arrive in a few hours. Upon arrival, you can enjoy your lunch and spend the evening exploring the beautiful town. You’ll spend the night in Arughat.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: Full Board Meals
Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu / stay at a hotel.
You’ll leave Arughat Bazaar and drive back to Kathmandu City. After breakfast, you’ll get on a private jeep and bid farewell to the beautiful Gorkha District as you go downhill along the Budi Gandaki River. Upon exit, you’ll continue driving through the Prithvi Highway along the Trishuli River. The entire road journey may last 7-8 hrs. You can relax in the hotel or explore the beautiful city upon arrival. You’ll spend the night in Kathmandu.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Altitude: 1340 m
Day 20: Rest day in Kathmandu.
Today is a rest day in Kathmandu. After breakfast, you can embark on a cultural tour around the neighboring cities of Lalitpur and Bhaktapur if you want a relaxing time. You’ll spend the night in Kathmandu.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 1340 m
Day 21: Tsum Valley Trek ends / Airport transfer.
The Tsum Valley Trekking ride formally ends today. So bid farewell to Kathmandu City as you start riding to the airport. We’ll drop you off hours earlier than your flight time.
. The trip cost includes the following:
– Airport transfers for both domestic and international flights
– Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast on a twin-sharing basis
– Full board meals while on the three passes trekking
– A porter for each trekker
– Accommodation at a teahouse or lodge on twin shares a private room
– Welcome dinner with a cultural program as listed in the itinerary
– Half-day guided city tour with world heritage entrance permit
– All domestic flights and airport taxes listed in the itinerary
– Free use of quality trekking gear, including a sleeping bag, fleece liner, down jacket, and rain poncho as required
– Professional trek guide trained in Wilderness First Aid and trek crew with salary, wages, transportation, proper insurance, and required trek gear
– Supplementary OXYGEN cylinder and comprehensive First Aid Kit as a safety backup
– Complementary trek Duffle bag, T-shirts, and trek map
– TIMS or VDC trekking permit, Tsum Valley Trek entry fees, VAT, all government taxes, etc.
The trip cost does not include the following:
– Nepal entry visa fees
– Travel insurance of any kind
– International airfare
– All beverage drinks
– Main meals (lunch and dinner) in cities
– Tips and items of personal expenses such as hot showers, battery charges, telephone, and beverage drinks
What are the basic needs to go Tsum Valley trek?
                                                                                          Meals: Breakfast
Hiking boots
Several sets of undergarments
Good quality down jacket and pants
Fleece jacket
Thermal wear
T-shirts and pants
Warm woolen clothes for the night
Trekking stick
One set of gloves
Woolen hat
Water bottle with purifying tablets
A medium-sized towel
Energy bars
Basic medications
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