About Trip

Hundreds of travelers come to Nepal every year in search of two main things, a thrilling adventure, and a spiritually enlightening trip. But, traveling through and across Tsum Valley is somewhat different from every other trekking designed in Nepal. The land of myth, mystery and magnificent beauty, Tsum Valley Trekking is the country’s Holy Grail that only passionate wanderers discover. Tsum, a Tibetan word “Tsombo”, which stands for vivid, is a hidden valley situated in the east of Manaslu, bordering with Tibet. The “Tsumba” people in the valley are the very first and direct Tibetan descendants who have been preserving their prehistoric culture through their extraordinary language and customs all these years. The ancient monasteries and villages had been untouched for years until the hidden trails were finally opened for trekkers in 2008. The locals in the valley practice a remarkable ancient form of art, culture, dialect and are popular for their utmost hospitality. The historic value of the Tsum Valley is immense as it was home to the legendary yetis. Apart from that, the traditional homestays and astonishing landscapes waiting to be explored are some of the main highlights of the Tsum Valley Trek that makes it worthwhile.

Tsum valley trekking begins and terminates at Arughat which is a seven hours’ drive from Kathmandu. The initial trek of the trip consists of smooth and easy routes through dense rhododendron forests and a few settlements of Magar and Gurung people. The route ascends through the Budhi Gandaki Valley and continues up to the hidden valley. We come across a few ancient monasteries and stupas that hold a major significance for the Tibetan people in the area. We walk across the lower Budhi Gandaki Region including Philim, Machha Khola, and Jagat. While trekking, picturesque sceneries, and majestic Himalayan peaks move alongside us which makes the trekking more thrilling. The evergreen beauty of Ganesh Himal and Buddha Himal touches are our soul and the dense alpine forests along with hilly village and terrace fields can also be seen while trekking. The overall experience of the Tsum Valley Trekking will trigger all your emotions and make you thrive for more of the adventures.

Index Adventure aims to provide our clients with one of the most comfortable, safe and enjoyable trips in a minimum of cost. Our topmost priority is our clients’ satisfaction and we believe sharing a friendly bonding is the foremost concern when it comes to it. Therefore, Index Adventure have trained our team in a way that they tackle any situation in a polite and strategic manner. We believe that success comes from both hard work and talent and for that, we have built a strong team of dedicated and passionate experts in their own specific areas. Join us for an extraordinary and an outstanding trip because with us you will not have to comprise. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and Transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley and Trip meeting .
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (550 m).
  • Day 04: Trek from Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola (710 m), Trek Duration: 6-7 hours.
  • Day 05: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (887 m), Trek Duration: 4 hours.
  • Day 06: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1350m), Trek Duration: 7 hours.
  • Day 07: Jagat to Chisopani (1660 m), Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours.
  • Day 08: Chisopani to Chumling (2386 m), Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours.
  • Day 09: Chumling to Chokhangparo (3010 m), Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours.
  • Day 10: Chokhangparo to the Nile (3361 m), Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours.
  • Day 11: the Nile to Mu Gompa (3700 m), Trek Duration: 3 hours.
  • Day 12: Sightseeing and acclimatization at Mu Gompa (3700 m).
  • Day 13: Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (2386 m), Trek Duration: 5 hours.
  • Day 14: Burgi village to Chumling (2386 m), Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours.
  • Day 15: Chumling to Philim (1570 m), Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours.
  • Day 16: Trek from Philim to Khorlabeshi (970 m), Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours
  • Day 17: Trek from Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700 m), Trek Duration: 6 to 7hours.
  • Day 18: Trek from Soti Khola to Arughat (550 m), Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours.
  • Day 19: Drive from Arughat Bazaar to Kathmandu, Drive Duration: 7 to 8 hours .
  • Day 20: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

Cost Includes:

  • Tourists class transportation to and from the airport and hotel.
  • Guided sight tour in Kathmandu as per the above itinerary.
  • Local Bus Drive Kathmandu-Arughat Kathmandu.
  • 3 Nights standards Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Trekking lodge /Teahouse accommodations during the trek.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Government Licensed Holder trekking guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Porter during the Trekking (1 Potter for 2 trekkers) with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Supporter guide group size above 8+ people.
  • All necessary paperwork and entry permits (ACAP), Tsum Valley permit, Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) including local Tax, Government tax & official expenses.
  • Sleeping bag & Duffel Bag (if you do not have your own, to be returned after trip completion).
  • An arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  • Index Adventure T-shirt & Trekking Achievement Certificate.

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu city.
  • Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from mountain.
  • Nepal visa fee (You can apply in Online or you can easily issue the visa on arrival at International Airport Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and non - alcoholic hot and cold drinks & all desserts sweet things.
  • Hot shower and battery charging in trekking Mountains.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is voluntary).

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrive at Kathmandu airport and Transfer to hotel.Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be escorted to your hotel by one of our representatives. Rest and dinner at the hotel, Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 02Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley and Trip meeting .After an early morning breakfast, you will head out to start your day and explore the historical city, Kathmandu. Our guide will accompany you throughout the day. A well-guided tour to the UNESCO world heritage sites including Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath will give you an insight into the history and culture of the Nepalese people. After an exciting day, you will head back to your hotel and our representative will brief you about your trip to Tsum Valley, Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (550 m). We will leave the hotel early morning and take an 8-9 hours’ drive to Arughat Bazaar. The area is clean and contains every possible necessary element such as hotels, lodges, and shops for the tourists. Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 04Trek from Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola (710 m), Trek Duration: 6-7 hours.From the western part of Arughat, we begin our trek to Soti Khola. We cross the Budhi Gandaki Valley and as we walk further, we come across steeper routes. However, the cascading waterfalls make the trek serene and the scattered Magar and Gurung villages add additional beauty to the place. Overnight stay at Soti Khola.
  • Day 05Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (887 m), Trek Duration: 4 hours.The trails today weaves its way through a rocky patch and requires strength in order to reach our destination. We will come across dense Sal forests, rocky trails that cling to the side of a cliff, a few Gurung settlements, and rice terraces before reaching the Machha Khola. Overnight stay at Machha Khola.
  • Day 06Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1350m), Trek Duration: 7 hours.After an early morning breakfast, we gather our strength to successfully accomplish the next destination of our journey, Jagat. The narrow trails take us to Tharo Khola and eventually Khorlabesi. Making our way through a few more ups and downs, we reach Tatopani, a natural hot spring. As we pass the hot spring, a thrilling suspension over the Dobhan Khola takes us to Duman. From here, walking across few stone stairs and ascending trails passing through Thorang Bharyang, we climb the village of Jagat. Overnight stay at Jagat.
  • Day 07Jagat to Chisopani (1660 m), Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours.We enjoy the morning breeze and head towards Sridibas alongside beautiful rocky landscapes. As we walk little further up a widened trail, we cross the Ghatta Khola and eventually make our way up to the Gurung and Magar settlements in Philim and finally to Chisopani. Overnight stay at Chisopani.
  • Day 08Chisopani to Chumling (2386 m), Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours.We begin our trek alongside the Budhi Gandaki Valley towards Eklai Bhatti passing through a few tea houses. En route we come across colorful rhododendron and pine forests. We cross a stream through the swinging bridge and finally reach our destination, Chumling. Overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 09Chumling to Chokhangparo (3010 m), Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hours.Today’s trek contains hike on tougher steep trails but the views are worth every drop of sweat. As we make our way to Chokhangparo, an astounding view of Ganesh Himal, Boudhha Himal, and many other mountain peaks surrounds us. While walking through a few cliffs you can feel an adrenaline rush taking over your whole body. Eventually, we reach Dumje where Tibetan people reside. The culture, custom, and language are quite fascinating. After few more hours of walk, we reach Chokhangparo. Overnight stay at a lodge.
  • Day 10Chokhangparo to the Nile (3361 m), Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours.The beautiful landscape as we walk our way up through a relatively easier flat trail is dotted by the Himalayas and fluffy. We come across a historical 2500 years old Milarepa cave where Buddhist Guru Milarepa meditated. We can find a footprint of Milarepa carved inside the cave along with an Elephant trunk. We walk up alongside a stream and reach our destination for the day, Nile. Stay at the lodge.
  • Day 11the Nile to Mu Gompa (3700 m), Trek Duration: 3 hours.Almost 3 hours trek to Mu Gompa consists of a mesmerizing sight from the snowcapped Himalayas in the background. As we trek uphill, we come across cultivated lands that include barley crops, buckwheat, and potatoes. Reaching our destination at Mu Gompa, which is an ancient monastery, we will be offered a good variety of food and a place to accommodate. stay at Gompa .
  • Day 12Sightseeing and acclimatization at Mu Gompa (3700 m).After an early morning breakfast, we relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery for a while. We take a gradual hike towards the Tibetan border and walk a little further up to take photographs of the outstanding landscapes.
  • Day 13Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (2386 m), Trek Duration: 5 hours.We get ourselves ready to walk back down after a relaxing day at Mu Gompa. We descend through rocky trails to the Burgi Village and spend the night at a lodge.
  • Day 14Burgi village to Chumling (2386 m), Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hours.After breakfast, we again make our way downhill passing through a few monasteries and bridges alongside splashing streams. We take steep steps through the same route from where we climbed up and reach Chumling. Overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 15Chumling to Philim (1570 m), Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hours.The trail now is mostly downhill. We pass through a few dense rhododendron forests and local settlements of Gurung and Magar people as we reach our destination in Philim. Overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 16Trek from Philim to Khorlabeshi (970 m), Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hoursAfter an early morning breakfast, we make our way back to Khorlabeshi and enjoy the hot spring en route. We continue our way back to Khorlabeshi and spend the night at a lodge.
  • Day 17Trek from Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700 m), Trek Duration: 6 to 7hours.After an early morning breakfast, we descend downhill. We make our way through a few suspension bridges and reach Soti Khola, where we spend our night at a lodge and relax.
  • Day 18Trek from Soti Khola to Arughat (550 m), Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hours.As we nearly come to an end of our wonderful trip to Tsum Valley, we enjoy our very last trekking day to Arughat. We walk towards Arughat from Lapu Besi and stay overnight at a lodge.
  • Day 19Drive from Arughat Bazaar to Kathmandu, Drive Duration: 7 to 8 hours .We take a 6-7 hours’ drive back to Kathmandu. You can enjoy the greenery en route to alongside flowing rivers. A farewell dinner will be organized by the company where you will be celebrating your accomplishment with the team.Overnight at Hotel .
  • Day 20Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.Our representative will escort you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. We wish you a safe flight and hope to see you soon.

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