Tsum Valley Trek

Duration: 19 Days

Nepal has plenty of places which are yet to be discovered. If you enjoy wandering through the paths less travelled and like unfolding new places, then Tsum Valley Trek-19 days itinerary by Adventure Club Trek is a must go! This beautiful scared village was restricted, until 2008 when it was opened for visitors. The path still hasn’t seen many tourists and trekkers and remains untouched for most parts, unlike its sister Manaslu. Located in northern Gorkha, this isolated destination borders with Tibet giving you a true taste of culture unaltered by modernization.

The word Tsum ( Chum) means vivid, and like its name this magnificent valley offers  vibrant culture and tradition portrayed by many Buddhist monasteries and pilgrimages that are yet to be discovered. It is home to mostly Tibetan origins that have their own rich ancient traditions, history, culture, dialect, and arts.Throughout the journey you will be captivated by the picturesque views of Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Boudha Himal and Himalchuli.  This hidden valley is rich in culture that the world still has to learn about, and a unique lifestyle which can be quite unusual for some.

The Tsum Valley Trek  begins through the dusty road of Arughat, a 7-8 hours drive from Kathmandu. Along the road you will witness  breathtaking views of layered blue hills and beautiful Nepalese villages. The trails are a bit rough and if you’re not used to walking in uneven paths, it can be a little tricky.  The paths have stone walls scattered all over the place with prayers scribbled on them along with Chorten.

As you move forward in your trek, the trails will get steeper and steeper, making the journey difficult but the views you’ll be witnessing will make the trek worthwhile. You will pass many Gurung and Tibetan villages which will welcome you with the warmest greetings and hospitality.  The Tsum Valley Trek will introduce you to mesmerizing landscapes, wildlife, culture and people.  The hydroelectric power plant, bridges, suspension, rice fields, waterfalls, sal forest and the herd of blue sheep, and the Himalayan Thar add to the beauty of the trek. You will also come across the ancient and sacred monasteries Rachen Gumba and Mu Gompa which hold the vibrant history of this place. Apart from Tsum Valley Trek, Adventure Club Trek also has Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek-24 Days,  and Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek-24 Days.

A typical day on a trek: Live the Experience in words

A typical day on a trek organized by Adventure Club Trek  will be exciting, informative, picturesque and a lots of fun, of course! Our guides do not believe in hurrying the trekkers during the trip, they take a more leisurely approach which means you can take your time to enjoy the landscapes, take your photos and explore as much of the culture as you’d like. There are, of course, exceptions; times when guides have to hurry a team for safety reasons.

Trekking in the Himalaya is an experience like no other. Experienced, strong, qualified and friendly guides along with porters who carry your luggage make every day of this journey more feasible for you.You have to carry your small regular day pack on trekking days. We start each day with a wake-up morning cup of tea. Then, we pack our bags and sit for a locally made wholesome breakfast before setting off for the trek.

We typically start the day’s hike around 7:00 am-8:00 am, depending on the nature of the day’s trek and duration. We sit for lunch after walking for 3-4 hours. We usually take the lunch break around midday and resume after an hour’s rest.The afternoon trek is usually only up to 2-3 hours long meaning we reach our overnight stay before evening, so, we munch on extra dietary snacks till the dinner is ready. Once we have our dinner (around 6 pm) we are free to explore the adjacent places.

Before going to bed, the group discusses their experience. Later, the guide will brief the group on next day’s trip plans.If it is too early to go to bed for you, we can engage in some games and fun conversations. Most trekkers prefer playing cards, reading books or learning some Nepalese. We wake up and start the cycle again.

Trip Highlights:

  • A day in Kathmandu visiting Cultural Heritage Sites
  • Trek through beautiful natural setting including terrains, hills and forests
  •  Amazing view of Ganesh Himal and Himalchuli from Chhokangparo
  • Explore the Chumling gompa
  • Mesmerizing view of Shringi Himal from Chumling
  • VIsit the largest monastery of Tsum Valley, Mu gompa
  • Dephyudonma Gompa, the oldest gompa in the Tsum Valley
  • Explore Milarepa Cave also known as Piren Phu(Pigeons Cave)
  • Bath in Tatopani, a hot spring on the way to Khorla Besi

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m) via Arughat: 8- 9 hours Drive
  • Day 04: Trek Soti Khola to Maccha Khola
  • Day 05: Trek Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m/7676ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 06: Trek Jagat to Chisopani.
  • Day 07: Trek Chisopani to Chumling.
  • Day 08: Trek Chumling to Chokhangparo
  • Day 09: Trek Chokhangparo to Nile
  • Day 10: Trek The Nile to Mu Gompa.
  • Day 11: Trek Mu Gompa, sightseeing
  • Day 12: Trek Mu Gompa to Burgi Village via Milarepa cave
  • Day 13: Trek Burgi village -Chumling
  • Day 14: Trek Chumling to Philip
  • Day 15: Trek Philim to Khorla Besi.
  • Day 16: Trek Khorla Besi to Soti Khola.
  • Day 17: Drive back from Soti Khola to Kathmandu: 7-8 hours
  • Day 18: Farewell Friends

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle. 
  • Three nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Best available twin sharing Teahouse or  lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu including temples’ / monuments’ entrance fees and private vehicle
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Surface transfer from Kathmandu – Arughat by private jeep and Arughat to Soti Khola by local jeep and return back to Kathmandu
  • Government licensed, English speaking guide trained in wilderness first aid
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their, Food, salary, accommodation, transportation and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff, including porters as per state law.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paper works (Annapurna and Manaslu conservation fees, special trekking permit for Tsum valley)
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag, and Manaslu Region Trekking map
  •  Exclusive Medical Kit Bag (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement.
  • All Government and Local taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Pre-Trip Meeting 

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

Fixed Departures and Cost

The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available

Trip Dates Availability Person Left Price
December 12, 2018
December 30, 2018
Available US$ 1459
December 20, 2018
January 07, 2019
Available US$ 1459
December 25, 2018
January 12, 2019
Available US$ 1459
PRICE FROM US$ 1459 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 1459
  • Trip Duration 19 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Tea House Trek
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek
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