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18 Days
Manaslu Region
Max People : 20

Tsum Valley Trek Information:

Tsum comes from the Tibetan word “Tsombo’, which means vivid traditionally Tsum valley was a culturally distinct geographical area called ‘Tsum Tso Checksums’, which means 13 provinces ruled as a single territory. The valley was recently opened for foreigners. Situated at an altitude arise from a 1905m at Lokpa to over 5093m at Ngula Dhojhyang on the Tibetan border, the valley occupies an area of about 1663sq. km.  Tibetan-style villages.

The remote Tsum Valley is one of the hidden gems of Nepal. Tsum Valley is known as the Beyul Kyimolung, the holy hidden valley of happiness first described by Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) in the eighth century. Milarepa meditated in the caves of Piren Phu and there are centuries old nunneries.

The Tibetan Buddhist culture is still very prevalent in Tsum and the scenery is stunning with beautiful forests and countryside overshadowed by the towering Ganesh Himal. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’, which means vivid and after visiting Tsum, you will understand how the valley got this name.

Many people combine the Tsum Valley with the Manaslu Circuit starting in Arughat Bazaar and ending in Besisahar. Besisahar is also the starting point for the Annapurna circuit. The trail starts low, passing through lush green countryside and small Hindu villages. You enter Tsum Valley from the main trail and will soon find yourself in beautiful pine and rhododendron forests. Heading east the valley opens up to reveal beautiful landscapes and small Tibetan-style villages. There are basic guesthouses all along the trail so you can choose if you want to camp or stay at the teahouses/guesthouses.


Tsum Valley Trek Highlights
  • City tours in Kathmandu and nearby tourist destination.
  • Pleasing drive from Kathmandu towards Soti Khola.
  • Enjoy and Explore the Budhi Gandaki River valley.
  • Experience amalgamation of Nepalese and Tibetan culture.
  • Opportunity to visit the borders of Nepal and Tibet.
  • Tripto Larkya La Pass with its magnificent view.

Price Includes

  • Airport/hotel pick up and Drop in private vehicle
  • Full day Sightseeing with transportation and tour guide in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in 3-star standard Hotel in Kathmandu as per BB plan
  • Kathmandu to Soti Khola private jeep & Besishar to Kathmandu private vehicle
  • Guide and porter with their salaries, accidental insurance, equipment, transport, food, lodging as well as clothing and medicine.
  • Full accommodation twin sharing, comfortable and clean private room during the trek. Trip Map.
  • Daily chosen meals from menu (breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trek as well seasonal fresh fruits as deserts every day
  • Trekking equipment: down sleeping bag, and duffel bag (If you need, please let us know before you book for the trip and remind us in our pre-meeting at our office)
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English-speaking trekking guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers 1 porter).
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Farewell dinner with Nepali cultural show

Price Excludes

  • Any kind of visa arrangement entering Nepal like entry visa fee, or Airport visa arrangement.
  • International Airfares/Airport taxes
  • Travel and rescue insurance is important but you must manage this.
  • Any added night/s accommodation in Kathmandu on early arrival, suspension of departure, initial return from trek (due to any reason) than scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara (This condition applies in the case of early arrival from mountain than the planned itinerary)
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, bar bills, battery recharge, sweets, snacks, bottled water, boiled water, shower either hot/cold, extra porters, laundry, etc.
  • Alcoholic beverages as well as hot and cold drinks
  • Personal equipment and clothing/wardrobe
  • Tip (As tip is expected but it isn’t a mandatory)
  • Any others expenses which are not stated in Included section

Tsum Valley Trek FAQs

01How my Character needs to be, is this trek for me?

• Annapurna base camp trek suits for people who are fit, no need to be experienced. It will be good if you are concerned on your physical fitness like running, swimming, hiking. We in fact recommend to embark these exercises for your journey.
• If you are suffering from kind of any medical condition, we suggest you to seek medical advice from your doctors before coming to trek.
• Trekking is not an easy task, so you need to be aware regarding the discomfort before being adapted in the regions.
• It is better you prepare for trekking for at least 2/3 months before you depart, an aerobic exercise would be pretty much good and needs to follow 3/4 times per week as a minimum requirement.

02What is the procedure of airport pickup, will someone come there for me on my arrival?

• The procedure of airport pickup is that we will send one of our representative to pick you up. He will stand there holding the sign of Trailblazer Tours and Treks outside the terminal, he will greet you and transfer you to your respected hotel in our private vehicle.

03How can I get visa for Nepal? Is it upon on arrival at the airport?

• Yes, the visa is on arrival and it is easy to get at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. And the visa differs accordingly on the basis of your stay in Nepal. The more you stay you need to pay more, but you will get Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries. As US $ 25 for 15 days, and for 30 days you need to pay

04Do I need any extra documents?

• It’s hassle free, as you just need to bring a copy of your travel insurance, your passport with 3 (passport sizes) photos while coming for trip to Nepal. The photos are needed for permits.

05What kind of facilities will be there in Kathmandu, Pokhara and within Trekking?

• Our motto is to give perfect service to our customers, for that reason we do not compromise with the standard. We will transfer you to standard rooms at three-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per our commitment.
• We are much concerned with the health of our customers, so during the trek along teahouses, guesthouses we provide clean rooms, with basic facilities.
• We can also provide our own sleeping bags but it is the best idea to have your own during trekking.
• The lodges within the treks normally provides single and double room. If possible, there will be dining around a bon fire. The toilet in teahouses are full with crucial and basic facilities.

06As the weather is cold, do guesthouses heated or have air-conditioning facilities?

• As the weather is cold but the guest houses do not facilitate with air-conditioners or heaters. However, when it gets colder above 3500m, they have the minimal facility to hit the dining room by using kerosene or metal heater. To use this facility, you have to spend some dollars.

07Can I please know about the toilet facilities along the trail?

There are toilet facilities in teahouse/guesthouse but apart from that while on trek and in emergency case you find some secluded place and go for toilet.

08I have heard about foods not being that hygienic, can you please clarify this? What kind of food can we expect during our journey?

• Yes, there is rumor but it is better to visit and experience on your own. We are much concerned with the hygiene and the cook in most teahouses/lodges in Annapurna Base Camp trail are experienced in cooking a delicious range of food items.
• You can enjoy the varieties of food ranging from pasta, potatoes, lentils, soups, fresh vegetables, eggs and many more. They will even serve you tasty dessert. There will the non-vegetarian items too, you even enjoy with chocolates, hot drinks, soft drinks, and chips.

09How is the drinking water facility in the trekking zones?

• There isn’t any problem for bottled water as it is easily available at guesthouse and lodges. But Yesh above Chhomorng you need to take purified water as plastic bottles are banned by Annapurna conservation area.
• If you have plan to drink normal water you must bring some kind of purifying drops or any kind of purifier with you.

Tsum Valley Trek Itinerary

Day 1Day of Arrivalin Kathmandu.

Today is a day of arrival in Kathmandu. We will be there at the airport to greet and pick you up. One of the staff from Trailblazer Trekking and Tours will transfer you to your respective hotel. Today you can enjoy around the streets of Kathmandu and explore around Thamel area. In the evening there will be a welcome dinner within authentic Nepalese Restaurant with Nepalese cuisine with beautiful cultural programs.

Day 2Day of sightseeing in Kathmandu and brief intro to the trek.

Today we will go sightseeing in Kathmandu valley and around. Mostly we will visit the center of attraction sites especially those listed in world heritage sites like Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath, Bouddhanath, Durbar Square and other attractive places. In the evening we will visit Trailblazer Office and have some brief session of our upcoming trekking.

Day 3Drive to Soti-Khola- 07 hrs passing through Aarughat - 06 hrs

Good Morning!! After having nice breakfast Morning our journey leads us towards the Aarughat of Gorkha that lies in the Mid- West of Nepal. Today our destination is Soti Khola so we drive for approximately 6 hours following the Budi Gandaki River and finally reaches to the village of Soti-Khola. Our overnight stay will be at Soti Khola.

Day 4Trekking to Machha Khola from Soti Khola - 06 hrs

After having breakfast, we start our trek for the day. Moving ahead we will come across the beautiful small villages, passes through the forests, crystal clear streams, white waterfalls and many beautiful backdrops along the route till we reach to Lapu besi. After touching Lapu besi we will be mesmerised by its beauty comprising of cultivated terrace land, many outstanding settings around, and even the beautiful lifestyle, culture and customs of mainly Mongolian inhabitants. Walk ahead within a zigzag trail we reach to Machha Khola our destination for today.Overnight at Machha Khola.

Day 5Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m

After crossing the Machha River and Khrolabesi, we will pass through the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail follows a forested area until we cross the Dovan Khola from where we will make our way to the Budhi Gandaki Valley. With white sandy areas along the riverside, the scenery undergoes a drastic transformation as the elevation increases until we reach Jagat.

Day 6Trek Jagat to Chisopani

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek by climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then descend to Sirdibas, the valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola and continue trekking to Chisapani and overnight at simple lodge.

Day 07Chisopani to Chumling:

After breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and the route goes through a gorge and enters into a pine forest, we will encounter a beautiful waterfall along the way, the trail passes through pine and rhododendron forest and overnight at simple lodge.

Day 08Chumling to Chokhangparo

After breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and the trail passes through Ranjam, Serpu Khola and a suspension bridge before entering Gho Village, the route today is an amazing view point of Ganesh Himal and after trekking for about 2 hours towards Tsum takes us to the village of Chhokangparo and overnight at local lodge.

Day 09Chokhangparo to Nile

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and the trail passes through Ranjam, Serpu Khola and a suspension bridge before entering Gho Village, the route today is an amazing view point of Ganesh Himal and after trekking for about 2 hours towards Tsum takes us to the village of Chhokangparo and overnight at local lodge.

Day 10 Nile to Mu Gompa

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and the Nile is very close to the Tibetan border, and we have also short trek about 3 hours to Mu Gompa, we will walk towards the western bank of the valley through the Tibetan landscapes then the trail climbs up to the Mu Gompa and overnight at simple lodge

Day 11Mu Gompa to Burgi Village

Mu Gompa to Burgi VillagAfter having breakfast, we start our trek and we will trek back through Chhule and Phurbe and then arrive at Burgi- a small beautiful village then climbs up to the Milarepa’s Cave and trek towards Burgi Village and overnight at lodge.e

Day 12Burgi village -Chumling

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek through green hills and descend down to Chhokang Paro, we will then continue journey towards Gho, descending further and arrive at the bridge over the Sarpu Khola and trek to Chumling and overnight at lodge

Day 13Chumling to Philim

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and the trails heads towards Lokpa, we will encounter the gorgeous Samba Falls on the way, today and after 6-7 hours of trekking, we will arrive at Philim and overnight at lodge.

Day 14 Trek from Philim to Khorlabeshi

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek leaving the cultivated region around Philim as we descend along the path that follows the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River, we can relax in the warm and rejuvenating waters of the hot spring and overnight at lodge.

Day 15Trek from Khorlabeshi to Soti Khola

After having breakfast at lodge, we start our trek and today, we pass through some villages and can enjoy the pristine beauty of the waterfalls on both sides of the river, and after about 6 hours of trek, we will reach at Sotikhola and overnight at lodge.

Day 16Drive from Soti Khola to Kathmandu via Jeep.

Drive from Soti Khola to Kathmandu via Jeep.

Day 17Leisure day in Kathmandu

You have leisure day today so you have option to have short visit near Kathmandu, or can accomplish your personal activities and shopping is always there for memento back to home. In the evening we will have farewell dinner to celebrate our adventurous journey and beautiful moments together along the journey. Night stay in Kathmandu

Day 18Final Departure

Finally, the day has come to an end. We had lots of memorable experiences throughout our journey to Upper Mustang Trek. Today, one of the representative from Trailblazer Travel and Tours will come to take you at Tribhuwan International Airport. We wish your safe flight with lots of astounding memories to take back home. Hope to meet next time for newer trek.