Tsum Valley trek
Get to know the Tibetan locals and Bouddhism in the beautiful Tsum valley.
Max. 4800 m
Max. 15748 ft.
Daily departure possible.
PRICE ON REQUEST
The remote Tsum valley was only opened for foreigners in 2007. It is still an undisturbed, authentic region, with few tourists.
This trek starts on the road to the Manaslu at about 600m high and then gradually climbs through the valley of the Budi Gandaki. Promptly the path splits and you walk into Tsum Valley. In Tsum Valley you get in touch with the rich past of the Nepalese Himalayas. The inhabitants are of Tibetan origin, their culture and religion still relate to Tibet. In this valley there are therefore many ancient Tibetan monasteries and meditation caves.
As we trek further, we are surrounded by some of the higher Himalayan peaks to finally be in the midst of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Bauddha Himal. We are very near to the border with Tibet. We continue walking through ancient Tibetan villages, monasteries and rugged steep mountain slopes, with herds of blue sheep. We walk back to the Bhuri Gandaki valley with Arughat as the ending point.
ITINERARY TSUM VALLEY TREK
Day 1. Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 2. Free day in Kathmandu
Day 3. Private transfer from Kathmandu via Ghorka to the departure point in Arughat (600m/1968ft).
Day 4. Trek to Soti Khola (710m/ 2,329ft).
Day 5. Trek to Maccha Khola (900m/ 2,952ft).
Day 6. Trek to Doban (1200m/ 3,937ft).
Day 7. Trek to Philim (1600m/ 5,259ft).
Day 8. Trek to Lower Tsum (2360m/ 7,742ft).
Day 9. Trek to Chokangparo (3010m/ 9,875ft).
Day 10. Trek to Nile (3360m/ 11.023ft).
Day 11. Trek to Gompa of Mu (3700m/ 12,139ft).
Day 12. Acclimatization in Mu or day walk to 4800 meters/ 15,748 feet at the feet of the Pika Himal, where you can see the border with Tibet.
Day 13. Trek to Ranchen Gompa (3240m/ 10,629ft).
Day 14. Trek to Dumje (2440m/ 8,005ft).
Day 15. Trek to Philim (1600m/ 5,259ft).
Day 16. Trek to Tatopani (975m/ 3,198ft).
Day 17. Trek to Sothi Khola (720m/ 2,362ft).
Day 18. Trek to Arughat Bazaar (535m/ 1,755ft).
Day 19. Private transfer to Kathmandu.
Day 20. Extra day in Kathmandu.
Day 21. Departure. Transfer to the airport.
Best period: March - May
September - November
Combine with: traverse to Manaslu area.
Airport transfer upon arrival and departure in Nepal;
4 nights in hotel in Kathmandu (B&B)
Transportation according to the program;
Meals during trek (3x);
Accommodation in teahouses & homestays during trek;
Services of local guide and porter: their wage, insurance, accommodation, food and transportation;
Special trekking permit, park fees & TIMS;
Service local agency.
Visa for Nepal;
Travel & cancellation insurance;
Other meals in Kathmandu;
Beverages and personal expenses;
Entrance fees for cultural sites;
Everything not explicitly mentioned under included.
Not really satisfied with this itinerary? Make your own.
Please keep in mind that a trek in the Himalayan Mountains requires a flexible and emphatic mind. During your trek you are lacking some of the basic luxuries like electricity and hot showers. Due to weather conditions, health issues, fitness of group members or sudden natural disasters (like landslides, snow storms, earth quakes, flooding...) we may have to change your itinerary. We try to do our best to follow the outlined itinerary of your booked trek, but your safety and well-being stays our primary concern. In case an amendment of your trek is necessary, it is our group leader or head guide who takes this final decision.
You can fill in your remaining days in Nepal with a wide range of activities. Discover some days the jungle in one of the nationals parks in the South of Nepal, go enjoying the shores of Phewa lake in Pokhara or visit the cultural sites in Kathmandu Valley.