Tsum Valley Trek – 14 days

Tsum valley

Tsum valley

As you trek through the hidden valley of Tsum, you will find walls make of thousands of stone slabs which are carved with Tibetan prayers and deities and artistic chortens. They valley lies under the majestic of Ganesh Himal, Gringi Himal and Buddha Himal ranges in Gorkha district of Nepal. The Tibetan word Tsombo, from which is derived the name Tsum, which means vivid.

Magars, Gurungs and Tibetans are the local tribes. Majority of them are Tibetans. That’s why, it is rich in culture and ancient are. You will visit some of the qnique and historic Mu Gumba and Rachen Gumba nestled in the lap of this serene valley.

Chumchet and Chhekamparo are the two remote villages where our guide tells you interesting stories about Guru Rimpoche (maaster of Tibetan Buddhism) and Melerepa who was the great Buddhist yogi meditation at Piren Phu Cave in Tsum valley.

The remote Tsum valley has rustic stone houses, grows brown barely, cascading waterfalls, yaks grazing in grassy meadows to the snow-capped Himalayan peaks scratching deep blue sky. You can also shop for locally make bamboo baskets, wooden masks, wood jags, Dhagen (musical instrument) and yak wool blankets etc.

Tsum valley is home to many wildlife like musk deer, Thar (mountain goats), blue sheep, Ghoral and snow leopard. You will be complete blown away with the virgin beauty of Tsum valley.

Many trekkers combine Tsum valley with the Manaslu circuit trek; starting low through Arughat Bazzar to highest elevation at 5160m of Larke La pass and ending in Besishar which trail head of Annapurna Circuit. Besishar to Kathmandu is about 5 hours driving.

  • Trekking Facts
  • Itinerary
  • Cost
  • Enquiry
  • Trekking Gears
  • Trek Departure

Highlight of Tsum Valley Trek:
Duration: 14 days (two days by bus and 12 days trekking)
Best season: April - June and September - December
Trek grade: Moderate (difficulty because of up and down hill trek)
Trek style: Homestay
Ethnic group: Magars, Gurung and Tibetan
Cultural: Tibetan Buddhism
View of Himalaya: Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Chamari Himal, Buddha Himal, Himal Chuli, Nadi Chuli, Manaslu I (8163m), Manaslu North and Larkya peak etc.
Note: Please inquiry for trekking map.

Itinerary of Tsum Velly Trek:
Day 1: International Airport pick up in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Trek brefing, preparation and visit Sawayambunath (Money Temple) in the afternoon.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Arughat Bazzar 620m by bus 5-6hrs.
Day 4: To Labu Besi 880m/5hrs.
Day 5: To Dobhan 1070m/6hrs.
Day 6: To Philim 1570m/7hrs.
Day 7: To Lokpa 2240m/5hrs.
Day 8: To Chhumling 2386m/6hrs.
Day 9: To Chhokangparo 3031m/7hrs.
Day 10: To Mu Gomba 3790m/7hrs.
Day 11: To Chhokangparo 3031m/7hrs via Rachen Gomba and Milarepa Cave.
Day 12: A day hike to Gomba Langdang 3700m/5hrs (The best place for the views) and descent to Chhokangparo.
Day 13: To Jagat 1400m/7hrs.
Day 14: To Tatopani 990m/6hrs.
Day 15: To Labubesi 880m/5hrs.
Day 16: To Arughat Bazzar 5hrs.
Day 17: To Kathmandu by bus 5-6hrs.
Note: Trek itinerary can change for interested side trips and extra days for acclimatization if needed. We offer Tsum + Manaslu combine in one trek for 24 days as well. Please inquiry for details information.

We offer Homestay package organize services on private or group joining basis. Please inquiry for cost.
Cost includes :
1) Airport pick up and departure.
2) Two nights accommodation (Standard double or twin bed room with breakfast) at 2* Hotel at Thamel (Tourist center)/Kathmandu. Note:- The accommodation in Kathmandu can arrange/book according to client choice Hotel type. The clients have to pay differences if needed.
3) Manaslu Conservation Trekking entry fees.
4) Tsum Valley Special Trekking permits for 8 days.
5) Kathmandu to Arughat to Kathmandu by bus or private jeep.
6) Homestay meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea or coffee during the trekking days.
7) Accommodation during the trekking days.
8) Nepali Staffs: An experience trek guide and necessary porter.
9) Three times meals and daily salary for guide and porter.
11) Insurance of guide and porter.
Cost does not include :
1) Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
2) Personal trekking equipment of clients.
3) Snack, Juice, Coca, Fanta, Sprite, Beer, Whisky, Boil and Mineral water during the trekking days.
4) Personal Insurance of clients such as medical, emergency evacuation (helicopter rescue USD6000-8000), flight and trek cancellation etc.
5) Expenses for personal nature: Hot showers, laundry, donations, museum entry fee, movie/film watching, postage, telephone calls and email/Internet etc.
6) Attach bath room during the trekking days.
7) Tips for guide and porter.
8) Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan etc. (City tour guide and transportation can arrange on request of clients).

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Trekking gears for Tsum Valley Trek:
Hiking boot, good sleeping bag and some other good trekking stuffs require for Tsum Valley Trek. We will be sent a detailed equipment list upon trip booking.
Note: We have sleeping bag and down jacket renting facilities without fixed deposit for our clients.

Upcoming Trip Departure for Tsum Valley Trek:
Trip Departure Date: There requires minimum two clients to obtain Tsum Valley special Trekking permits. Trek departure on client's requested date.
Trip Booking Available: Book this trip now as spaces are available and also local an experience guide.