Set in the northern part of Manaslu, the Tsum Valley is one of the world’s remotest Himalayan valleys and also known at the holy hidden valley of happiness. Once part of Tibet it holds its very own culture, with the peoples have their own ancient form of dialect, art and religion. Interestingly, all the brothers in the family are married to a single girl!
We start our trek at Arughat following the Manaslu Circuit as we ascend the Buddha Gandaki Valley through dense forest, terraced fields and hill villages. As we leave the main trail towards the Tsum Valley we cross glacial rivers, alpine forests and the lower Buri Gandaki regions of Liding, Machhakhola, Jagay and Philim. The trek takes you into the majestic surroundings of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Boudha Himal ranges with many ancient Gombas of the region to be seen including the Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa and Dephyudonma.
- Tsum Valley is one of the most remote valley in Himalayas in Manaslu region that opened for trekking only at 2007
- Tsum Valley holds its very own culture, with the peoples have their own ancient form of dialect, art and religion
- Witness the remote lifestyle of the peoples in Tsum Valley in Chumling & Chhokangparo- Impressive Villages
- Great visit to Buddhist Monasteries in Mu Gompa, Rachen Gumpa, Chortens & Mani-walls and Nunnery Monastery in the region
Customize Your Own Trek !
This trek itinerary provided here is a standard itinerary prepared to this trip but if you want to customize your own itinerary for this trekking adventure at your timeline and interest, do write us, and we will be very pleased to customize this trek to your need and timeline suggested.
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,350m/4428ft)
Day 02: Day Guided Tour in Kathmandu Valley. Trek Preparation Day
Day 03: Drive to Arughat Bazaar & To SotiKhola (800m/2652ft)- 7 to 8 hours drives
Day 04: Trek to MachhaKhola (1000m/3280ft)- 5 to 7 hours walks
Day 05: Trek to Dovan (1000m/3280ft)- 6 to 7 hours walks
Day 06: Trek to Philim (1590m/5215ft)- 6 to 7 hours walks
Day 07: Trek to Chumling also known as Lower Tsum Valley (2360m/7741ft)- 5 to 7 hours walks
Day 08: Trek to Chhokangparo also known as Upper Tsum Valley (3010m/9873ft)- 5 to 7 hours walks
Day 09: Trek to Nile/Chhule (3480m/11414ft)- 5 to 6 hours walks
Day 10: Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m/12136ft)- 6 to 7 hours walks
Day 11: Day Exploration in Mu Gompa
Day 12: Trek to Rachen Gompa (3240m/10627ft)- Visit to Nunnery in afternoon. 5 to 7 hours walks
Day 13: Trek to Dumje (2410m/7905ft)- 5 to 7 hours walks
Day 14: Trek to Philim (1590m/5215ft)- 6 to 7 hours walks
Day 15: Trek to Tatopani (970m/3182ft)- 5 to 6 hours walks
Day 16: Trek to SotiKhola (800m/2624ft)- 5 to 7 hours walks
Day 17: Drive from SotiKhola to Arughat & continue Drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4428ft)- 7 to 8 hours drives
Day 18: Departure from Kathmandu
Important Trip Notes & Activities
Pleased acknowledge that you are joining us for the adventure trip in remote Himalayan region, where weather conditions, health and fitness of the member or unexpected natural disaster can compel us to change the itinerary and if so you have to understand it but we would try our best to keep the suggested itinerary as per the original schedule.
Your safety and satisfaction of the trip is our prime concern while traveling with us and we ensure you our best team, logistics, professional services to make sure that you would have an amazing trip of lifetime with us. Also note that our trip leader deserved the final decision if the trip has to amend, change the route or cancel due to the extreme conditions for the safety precaution. However, he will try his best to ensure that the trip runs as according to the stated plan but be prepared for flexibility if necessary.
Regarding this trip, we have attempted to provide enough information as we can via our website. Nevertheless, if you need any discussion regarding your time availability and others query please feels free to contact directly at +9779851040806. Alternatively, please contact us via our email- email@example.com
Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is the easiest visa to obtain; you may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip.
Nationals of SAARC countries and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. As per this rule, Indian nationals do not require visa.
Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.
• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Maitighar, Impact Building, Kathmandu, and Tel: 00977-1-4221996 / 4223590 / 4222453,
Download visa form-: www.nepalimmigration.gov.np
In this Tsum Valley Trek, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size is ten or more on request. Because this trekking region is restricted trekking part of Nepal Goverment, solo trek is prohibited so we should have minimum of two peoples to plan this trek.
Our Guides, Trip & Safety
Because these hikes take you on the remote Himalayan region, it is very essential that you are accompanied with the very experienced and qualified & equipped leader for the safe and successful trip. We Advanced Adventure employee the local trek guide and stuff who are trained and qualified on the trip we worked on. Our guides are trained and licensed from Nepal Gov, certify from TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association. All of our leading Trekking and Climbing Guide are experience from last 8 to 10 years. We have train them specially for your trip, to cater the flexible needs of our peoples in the group joining from different countries, this double assure you that your trip is at the right and professional hands.
At every trip, there would be our one Trek leader and one assistance leader on each additional 2 peoples on the trek- this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides get sick or if any travelers gets sick and need to be back or delay the days of walking, it would still works smoothly and there would not be any impact on our original trek plan. Also each two trekker would have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags.
Meals and Accommodations
While staying in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at 3 star deluxe hotel that comfort your stays in city and while in trek, your accommodation is at Mt. Lodge and Guest House which is clean and comfortable. Our entire accommodation is at twin share unless stated but single supplement accommodation is also available on personal request at the additional cost of US$- 300.
In city, only breakfast is included on the offered trip itinerary but while in trek full board of meals is included (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, and Tea- Coffee). We provide you food from the local tea- house/ Mt. Lodge from en route. Breakfast and dinner is to be provided from the same tea- house/ guest house we would overnight but lunch would be en route in between.
Foods provided are depends on the availability of the Mt. lodges we would be staying but in general, you can have Nepalese foods (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), potatoes, pastas and even a version of pizza! So, over all you have a different choice of food on trek.
There is no way to prepare for altitude other than to spend time at altitude. Being in very good physical condition will help ameliorate some of the exhaustion that people often feel, but it will not prevent altitude caused medical problems such as Acute Mountain Sickness. This itinerary is designed with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) in mind and to ensure a comfortable and safe adventure trek in the Himalayas. Staying well hydrated and getting plenty of rest may help.
The maximum elevation of this trek will be reached at Thorong la at altitude of 3800m above sea level. Obviously this altitude range is high, but as we would be e range of altitude, and we are hiking from the 820m to this altitude range with enough days of hiking en route, it is not considered a high risk zone for AMS. However, AMS could affect to the peoples indifferently.
Travel Insurance & Vaccination
You must obtain personal travel insurance to join us for our Himalayan trips. You must be having a travel insurance which must cover helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation and medical expenses. And it is suggested that you buy your insurance policy from you homeland country before traveling as it is difficult buying local travel insurance policy for foreigners in Nepal.
Vaccination is required to plan to your trip to Nepal but it is not a must to have thing to come, but highly suggested. Your doctor will have the information of vaccination you would require to the country you will be traveling.
Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for traveling to Nepal.
We do have two best seasons to attempt this trek to Tsum Valley Trek. We always suggest you to come at the right time of the year as far as possible to enjoy this trip at best weather condition.
Spring: - (March, April, May) - Best warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom- excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. Good Temperature, warmest weather of the year.
Autumn:- (Mid September, October and November) - Excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility. Best Time to Trek
Winter Months: - (December, January and February) are also good, but it’s obviously colder. You have to be prepared for this. It is up to you to plan this trek at this cold time or not.
Summer: - Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August). We do not suggest you this time for the trek.
Our porter are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are undertaking with us. As you know that we are very sincere with the porter issues and their situation while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and befit for the touristic porters. The maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag so not load more than 12 KG.
Once you would choose which trip you would like to book with us, write us with the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation. We have online trip booking option, you may go on that link, choose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and summit us. Once your trip booking request would be received, we would suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip. Non-refundable deposit of 20% (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure.
Please do not hesitate to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking Process.