Tsum Valley Trek - 14 Days

Tour Overview

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Location

Manaslu

Durations

14 Days

Trip Grade

Moderate

Max group size

12

Best Time

Spring and Autumn


Tour Description

The Tsum Valley Trek is an adventure that takes you through the rugged and remote areas of the Gorkha region, leading you to a hidden valley nestled between the majestic Himalayan Mountains. This trek is an isolated and less-traveled path that offers a unique and authentic experience to those who venture into its depths.

The 14-day trek will take you through stunning landscapes, including dense forests, rocky hills, and terraced rice fields, as well as sparkling mountain peaks that will leave you in awe. Along the way, you will also encounter a diverse range of cultures and traditions that are unique to the Tsum Valley region.

One of the main attractions of the Tsum Valley Trek is the cultural richness that you will experience. The valley is home to ancient Tibetan villages that have been untouched by modernization, offering a glimpse into a way of life that has been preserved for centuries. The valley is also dotted with old monasteries, chortens, and Mani walls, which are decorated with prayer flags and inscribed with Buddhist mantras.

As more and more trekkers discover the beauty of the Tsum Valley, new tea houses are being built along the trail to accommodate the growing number of visitors. However, despite this development, the valley remains relatively untouched and retains its authentic charm.

Overall, the Tsum Valley Trek is an adventure that promises to be a unique and unforgettable experience, offering trekkers the chance to explore a hidden gem of Nepal's Himalayan region, with stunning natural beauty, rich cultural traditions, and a sense of adventure that is hard to find anywhere else in the world.

Ideal Season for Tsum Valley Trekking

When heading for a hike, one needs to be mindful about the season they decide to go. And what exactly time of year is ideal for Tsum Valley Trekking? Hiking Bees advise you to reserve this excursion for the spring and autumn seasons.

Through splitting these seasons further, spring lasts from March to May. These are pleasant hiking months because of the milder weather. During this season, the flowers are in full bloom, and the pathway is lined with petals and leaves. Autumn, which lasts from September to November, is the second-optimal season. These months are characterized by vibrant clouds and a refreshing atmosphere. Normally, we advise avoiding hikes to Tsum Valley in the summer. Although, Hiking Bees would be pleased to plan a suitable Himalayan trip to the Tsum Valley if your timetable for visiting Nepal is scheduled during the summer.

Suggested Preparation: 

To undertake the Tsum Valley Trekking, you should have a good level of physical fitness and stamina. You should start preparing for the trek at least 2-3 months before the trek. Some of the suggested preparations include:

Physical Preparation:

Tsum Valley Trek is a physically demanding trek that requires a good level of fitness and stamina. You should start preparing for the trek at least 2-3 months in advance. Some of the physical preparation you can do include:

 Regular exercise: Start doing cardio exercises such as running, cycling, or swimming to improve your endurance and stamina.

Strength training: Incorporate strength training exercises such as squats, lunges, and leg presses to build leg muscles and increase your overall strength.

Altitude training: You can train your body for high altitude by doing stair climbing, hiking, or trekking on nearby hills or mountains.

Mental preparation:

Mental preparation is equally important for as physical preparation. You should be mentally prepared for the challenges of the trek and be positive and determined throughout the journey.

Research: Research about the trek, its challenges, and the culture and customs of the region. This will help you to have realistic expectations and avoid culture shock.

Meditation: Meditation helps to calm your mind and improve your mental strength. You can start with short meditation sessions and gradually increase the duration and frequency.

Positive Attitude: Having a positive attitude helps you to overcome challenges and enjoy the journey. You should focus on the beautiful scenery and the experience rather than the difficulties.

 

How challenging is Tsum Valley Trekking?

The Tsum Valley Trekking, is the most popular and demanding hiking destination based on the unexplored trekking trails as well as feedback from hikers. Experienced trekkers won't struggle on this walk, but newcomers may encounter some challenges. As this is a high-altitude trek with unpaved roads, normal people can have difficulties in breaking and walking. 

However, there is always a workaround. Beginners may get ready for this hike by adding these practices to their daily routine: Walking in the dusk and at the dawn, Remaining hydrated, Meditation and Yoga, Remaining hydrated, Nutritional diets, Jogging, Going to Gym, and so on.

You should plan your trip with warm clothes and comfortable boots for a pleasant hike along with raincoats or umbrellas as the weather of the Himalayan region is mostly drizzly. When in the journey, we are here to ease your hike with the availability of guides, who will give you directions and porters, who will carry your luggage and oxygen cylinders.

So if you are an enthusiast and an adventure-loving person, now is the chance to explore the Tsum Valley Trek – 14 days with Hiking Bees.

 

Tsum Valley Trekking by Hiking Bees

Hiking Bees is a professional Nepalese trekking company with a team of professional guides, who efficiently run a variety of treks and vacations. Locals from the region where you will be hiking serve as our guides and carriers. They are knowledgeable in hike routes and schedules and have received extensive training. Tsum Valley Trekking is unquestionably a fantastic, ideal location for trekkers. We also suggest other lengthy alternatives if you're searching for other variations of Tsum Valley Trekking.

With Hiking Bees, you can travel anywhere for a reasonable price, capture your precious moments, and enjoy your vacation. You may schedule your upcoming travel with us straight away!!

Tour Highlights

  • A scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Soti Khola.
  • Trek through forests, rice terraces, and rocky hills along the Budhi Gandaki River.
  • Pass through small villages like Khorlabesi, Tatopani, Dovan, and Yaru.
  • Visit the Milarepa Cave and explore Mu Gompa.
  • Trek through pine and rhododendron forests and enjoy views of Ganesh Himal and Himalchuli.
  • Visit Rachen Gompa, the largest nunnery monastery in the region.

Tour Includes

  • All kinds of transportation services.
  • 3 nights lodging plus breakfast at a tourist standard Kathmandu hotel.
  • Finest possible double-split lodge-to-lodge accommodation throughout the hike,
  • Breakfast, day meal, and supper are all included in the full board hike package.
  • One incredibly skilled, accommodating, and kind guide, and all of the staff's meals, lodging, and so on.
  • Administrative fees and governmental taxes.
  • Seasonable fruits as a dessert after dinner.
  • Hot bag for a goodnight's sleep.
  • Emergency Rescue Arrangement service which will be funded by your travel insurance.
  • First-aid supplies include an oxygen meter to check pulse rate.
  • Energy Supplements (Cookies, chocolate bar, etc.) once in a day.
  • Certificate of Completion.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali kitchen.

Tour Excludes

  • Your entrance visa and international travel costs.
  • Meals not listed in the "Daily food Inclusions".
  • Personalized hiking kit.
  • Traveling insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porter.
  • Drinks, snacks, water as well as other individual needs and expenses.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

Meals : Welcome Drinks

At the Kathmandu airport's arrival zone, staff from our service will be waiting for you with your nameplate. Once you arrive, the staff will greet you and take you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. A description of our arrangements will be provided to you by the hotel when you check in.

Highest Altitude : 700m/2,296ft
Trek Duration : 8-9 hours drive
Meals : B,L,D

We start our adventure with a scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Soti Khola. The journey takes us through Dhading Besi and Arughat, and is a perfect introduction to the stunning landscapes of Nepal. The bus ride is long, but the views of the Himalayan Mountains and traditional Nepali villages along the way make it well worth it.We finally arrive at Soti Khola, a small village located on the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River.

We settle in at our guesthouse, and rest up for the trek ahead.

Trek Distance : 15-16 Km
Highest Altitude : 870m/2,854ft
Trek Duration : 6-7 hours
Meals : B,L,D

We start our trek with a hearty breakfast and begin our journey along the Budhi Gandaki River. The trail takes us through lush Sal forests, rice terraces, and rocky hills. We cross the river over a suspension bridge and continue onwards to Lapubesi village. From here, we trek through a beautiful valley and cross the river once again before reaching Machha Khola.

This small village is named after the abundance of fish in the river, and it's a great place to relax and rejuvenate after a long day of trekking. We stay overnight at a local guesthouse and enjoy a warm dinner while taking in the serene surroundings.

Trek Distance : 19 Km
Highest Altitude : 2,340m/7,677ft
Trek Duration : 6-7 hours
Meals : B,L,D

Today's trek takes us through Khorlabesi, Tatopani, Dovan, and Yaru. We will encounter some ups and downs on this trail, but the stunning scenery more than makes up for it. We will pass through traditional Nepali villages and see locals going about their daily lives. Finally, we arrive at Jagat, a beautiful village with traditional Nepali architecture.

Trek Distance : 15 Km
Highest Altitude : 1,980m/6,496ft
Trek Duration : 6-7 hours
Meals : B,L,D

We continue our trek on a rocky ridge trail that passes through the small village of Salleri, Sirdibas, Ghatta Khola, Philim, and Chisopani. We will cross several suspension bridges and have stunning views of the surrounding hills and mountains. Finally, we arrive at Lokpa, a small village nestled in a beautiful valley.

Trek Distance : 13 km
Highest Altitude : 2,386m/7,828ft
Trek Duration : 6-7 hours
Meals : B,L,D

Today's trek takes us through a forest of pine and rhododendron, where we can enjoy views of Himalchuli and Boudha Himal. We will cross the Siyar Khola and pass through the village of Tumkot. Finally, we arrive at Chumling, a nice village where we can see a good view of Shringi Himal.

Trek Distance : 14 Km
Highest Altitude : 3,010m/9,876ft
Trek Duration : 6-7 hours
Meals : B,L,D

Today's trek takes us through the settlements of Gho and Rainjam, where we can enjoy great views of Ganesh Himal and Himalchuli. We will pass through beautiful forests of pine and rhododendron, and see traditional Nepali villages along the way. Finally, we arrive at Chhekampar, a beautiful village located in the heart of the Tsum Valley.

Trek Distance : 15 Km
Highest Altitude : 3,360m/11,021ft
Trek Duration : 5-6 hours
Meals : B,L,D

Today's trek is relatively easy and takes us to the village of Nile via Lamagaun. We will have the opportunity to explore the Milarepa cave and the Mu Gompa in the afternoon. The cave is known for its spiritual significance, as it was once used by the famous Tibetan Buddhist saint, Milarepa. Mu Gompa, on the other hand, is a remote monastery that offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas. We will spend the night at a guesthouse in Nile.

Trek Distance : 22 Km
Highest Altitude : 2,386m/7,828ft
Trek Duration : 7-8 hours
Meals : B,L,D

We start our trek back towards Chumling today, with a hike of 6/7 hours. We will visit the Rachen Gompa, the biggest nunnery monastery in the region. The nunnery has a rich history and is known for its traditional artwork and sculptures. We will stay overnight at a guesthouse in Chumling.

Trek Distance : 20 Km
Highest Altitude : 1,570m/5,150ft
Trek Duration : 7-8 hours
Meals : B,L,D

After breakfast, we will continue our trek with a hike of 6/7 hours down the same trail we went up. We will pass through beautiful landscapes and traditional villages, such as Chhokangparo and Tatopani, before reaching Philim. Philim is a small village that is known for its rich cultural heritage and stunning natural beauty. We will stay overnight at a guesthouse in Philim.

Trek Distance : 16 Km
Highest Altitude : 1,150m/3,772ft
Trek Duration : 5-6 hours
Meals : B,L,D

Today's trek will take us back down to the village of Dovan. We will hike for 5/6 hours through beautiful forests and traditional villages, such as Jagat and Tatopani. Dovan is located on the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River and is a great place to relax and take in the stunning scenery. We will stay overnight at a guesthouse in Dovan.

Trek Distance : 16 Km
Highest Altitude : 700m/2,296ft
Trek Duration : 6-7 hours
Meals : B,L,D

After breakfast, we will start our trek back towards Soti Khola. The hike will take us around 7/8 hours and we will pass through traditional villages such as Machha Khola and Khorlabesi. The trail is filled with beautiful scenery and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. We will stay overnight at a guesthouse in Soti Khola.

Highest Altitude : 1,300m/4,264ft
Trek Duration : 8-9 hours
Meals : B,L,D

Today, we will end our adventure with a scenic bus ride back to Kathmandu. The journey takes around 8/9 hours and offers beautiful views of the Himalayas and traditional Nepali villages. We will arrive in Kathmandu in the evening and transfer to our hotel for a well-deserved rest.

Meals : B

This is the day of farewell where you accomplish the journey and leave for your home. Three hours prior to your boarding time, our staff will receive you from your hotel and drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We really enjoyed hosting you. Many thanks for having us and safe travels returning home.

FAQs Section

Tsum Valley Trekking is a popular adventure trekking route in Nepal that takes you through the remote Tsum Valley, known for its pristine natural beauty and rich Tibetan culture.

The best time for Tsum Valley Trekking is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, making it ideal for trekking.

Tsum Valley Trekking is a moderately difficult trek that involves trekking through high-altitude terrain and crossing challenging mountain passes. It is recommended for experienced trekkers with a good level of fitness. Beginners are advised to undergo proper physical training and acclimatization before attempting this trek.

Yes, permits are required for Tsum Valley Trekking. You will need a restricted area permit (RAP) and a Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP) to enter the Tsum Valley region. These permits can be obtained through a registered trekking agency in Nepal.

Yes, there are teahouses and lodges available along the Tsum Valley Trekking route. These accommodations provide basic facilities such as meals, lodging, and hot showers. However, it is advisable to carry some cash as ATM facilities are limited in the region.

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