Located near the border of Nepal and Tibet, Tsum Valley lies to the west of Kathmandu Valley. The region is one of the popular trekking regions in Nepal. While there is no such official ranking, Tsum Valley is by popularity the preferred destination after Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang. Tsum Valley and Manaslu is a restricted area, requiring special permit to travel. Multi Adventure will arrange the paperwork for you, so that you can concentrate on trekking and not waste time on the formalities.
Tsum Valley Trek is full of cultural, natural, and spiritual experiences. Sects of ancient Tibetan Buddhism are protected here in monasteries. Trekking beneath the shadow of the giant mountains is an adventure not to miss in this protected region. Prominent peaks you will encounter are Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,163 meters. Other peaks visible during the trek are Ngadi Chuli, Ganesh Himal II, Saula, Cheo, Shringi peaks.
In addition, this is a geographically diverse region in the country. With more than 1,500 species of flora and a number of fauna, Manaslu attracts botanists and enthusiasts alike. The elusive snow panda and lynx, the native red panda, musk deer, and thar are among the wildlife found around Tsum Valley.
Our 15-day trek takes you to Jagat. Following the Budhi-Gandaki river and Shir Khola in the Tsum Valley, we passing through the villages like Chumling, Chokhangparo has magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. And continue trek up to Rachen Gompa (Nunnery Monastery) This is at an altitude of 3250 meters, the highest point of our program in Tsum Valley. This trek will exhilarate you and make you fall in love with Nepal.
We Multi Adventure Trek advice to you the best time to visit this area is in early autumn to early winter. As for the physical fitness, you need a good habit of walking and stamina because you will be going through some tough terrain along the way. Book this trip from Multi Adventure for an unforgettable trip to Nepal.
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU (1365M)
After arriving in Kathmandu, Multi Adventure Trek will pick up you from the airport and take you to your hotel. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Multi Adventure Trek. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country’s food culture
Day 3: TREK FROM SOTI KHOLA TO MACHA KHIOLA (875M) 6/7H TREK
Starting off from Soti Khola, we first cross a bridge and a forest and trek above the roaring Budhi-Gandaki. Take a brief stop at Khursane and trek past beautiful waterfalls, cliffs and rough roads. Descending along the route we cross some paddies and arrive at Labubesi, a typical Gurung village. From there we trek further, cross the river and arrive at Machha Khola, a quite and remote village for the night stay.
Day 4: TREK FROM MACHA KHIOLA TO JAGAT (875M) 6/7H TREK
After leaving Machha Khola, we will head towards Jagat today. The trek duration is around six to seven hours at a normal pace including stops for lunch, brief rest, and photography. First you will cross Tharo river and come to Tatopani, a natural hot-spring. From there our route turn upwards until we cross the Budhi-Gandaki river. You will cross at least a couple of rivers and streams from here until you reach the village of Jagat.
Day 5: TREK FROM JAGAT TO PHILIM (1570M) 4/5H TREK
Beginning from Jagat, you first climb up an ascending route to Saguleri. Here you can have wonderful views of a lesser known mountain called Shringi Himal whose altitude is 7,177 meters. then descend to Sirdibas. From there trek wester further to Sirish Gaun and arriving at the valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. Then you cross suspension bridge and climb up to Philim, a large gurung village where you overnight in lodge.
Day 6: TREK FROM PHILIM TO CHUMLING (2390M) 6/7H TREK
We start our trek after our breakfast from Philim to Chumling. First we head to Ekkli Bhatti cross the gorge around half an hour then we will see a beautiful waterfall and walking through the pine forests. We walk down continue on the right side of the Buddhi Gandaki then we leave the way to Manaslu Circuit, and follow the Siyar Khola the trail going to the Tsum Valley. From where we enjoy the views of Mt. Manaslu the altitude of 8163m, Boudha Himal then we rich at Lokpa, a small beautiful village. From Lokpa, we descend to Lungwa khola and the trail ascending further two and half hours north through pines and rhododendrons. And we crossing the Siyar Khola, then finally we reach at Chumling, Overnight at Chumling.
Day 7: TREK FROM CHUMLING TO CHOKHANPARO (30105M) 4/5H TREK
Today we leave from chumling to chokhanparo, passing through several villages by crossing the suspension bridge and passing through a very pretty pine forest. Then we walk continue to Ranjam and Serphu. After Serphu we cross the suspension bridge and climb up around 25 minutes to Gho Village. From here takes about 2 and half hours climb to Chokangparo. from where we can admire the view to the south on Ganesh Himal, Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli, Overnight in lodge.
Day 8: TREK FROM CHOKHANPARO TO RANCHEN GOMPA (3250M) 5/6H TREK
We walk from chokhangparo to Rachen Gompa it’s known as nunnery Monastery. We walk through the villages in the middle of barley crops, buckwheat and potatoes essentially, like all Tibetan-dominated highlands. Once we reach in Rachen Gompa then we visit it after our lunch. In a nearby cliff (20 minutes walk) is the sacred site of a cave where the holy hermit Milarepa meditated, Overnight in lodge.
Day 10: TREK FROM CHUMLING TO PHILIM (1585M) 6/7H TREK
The trail continues to Lokpa. After lunch south on a flat trail we move ahead. Enjoy the gorgeous Samba Falls. Finally arrive at Philim after 6 or 7 hours long trekking. A trail passes through the Phillim village that leads to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp.
Day 11: TREK FROM PHILIM TO KHORLABESI (985M) 6/7H TREK
Trek starts today from Philim to Khorlabesi via Jagat and Tatopani. Descend down to Sirdibas and we finally reach to Jagat. Further descend takes us to Yaruphant. The arid Tibetan climate now gives way to subtropical green vegetation. Continue trekking to Dobhan. Finally arrive at Tatopani. There is a hot spring at Tatopani. If interested, you may dip yourself in the hot spring and relax your tired muscles by soaking yourself in the hot spring. If not continue walking up and down from Tatopani to reach Khorlabesi, our rest place for the day.
Day 12: TREK FROM KHORLABESI TO SOTI KHOLA (695M) 6/7H TREK
The trail crosses the Tharo Khola flowing in a rocky ravine. Head down again to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. Walk along the Budhi Gandaki River to reach to Gurung village of Labubesi. Pass the two waterfalls on a steep rocky trail on the side of a cliff. We then reach Khursane. Walk along the ridge above Budhi Gandaki and cross the Sal forests. Finally, cross the bridge to arrive at Soti Khola.
Day 13: DRIVE FROM SOTI KHOLA TO KATHMANDU 4H TREK 7H DRIVE
Climb up to the ridge of Kyorpani. Descend down to the cascading waterfall. Trekking further arrive at Arkhet. Cross the Arkhet Khola. We are now leaving the Budhi Gandaki Valley. Arrive at Sante Bazaar; pass through the forests to Maltar. Finally, passing by the hydroelectric plant following the stone streets, we arrive at the Arughat Bazar. Back to Kathmandu along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and villages on both sides of the road. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening.
Day 14: KATHMANDU : SIGHTSEEING
Today after breakfast we will start visit you to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu which are also listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. you visit the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world.
Day 15: DEPARTURE ON YOUR DESTINATION
Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! Discovery Mountain Trek will take you to airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight to on your way home.
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INCLUDED IN THE COST
- Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
- 3 -star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Teahouse accommodation during the trek with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
- Welcome and farewell dinners in Kathmandu.
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
- An experienced, English speaking guide, government-license holder.
- Porter service : 2 participants-1 porter.
- Assistant guide: 4 participants- 1 assistant guide.
- Staff costs including their salary, equipment, insurance, food and accommodation.
- Down jacket and sleeping bag : to be returned after your trip completion.
- Multi Adventure duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take.
- Energy Supplies: Dry fruits, Snickers, Mars, Bounty on your Trek.
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits : National Park and TIMS.
- Medical kit: carried by your trekking assistant guide.
- All government and local taxes
- Personal insurance for Nepalese team for your trekking.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST
- Nepalese visa fee.
- Excess baggage charge.
- International flights.
- Travel and rescue insurance.
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
- Tips for guide, porter and driver.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure.
- Also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary.
- Personal expenses laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower.