- Trip Duration 20 Days
- Price from US$ 1299
- Trip Grade Moderate
- Trip Style Trekking
- Max Person 02 - 16
- Meals Breakfast in cities & full board meals in trek
- Accomodation 2 star hotel in cities & tea house / Lodge on trek
- Transportation Private Vechiles & Tourist Bus
- Max.Altitude 3,700M
- Single Supplement 275 USD
About Tsum Valley Trekking
Home to the Tibetan heirs, Tsum valley trek is a magnificent land of inherent natural beauty and mystical culture that bestows the exceptional chance of exploring low marshlands to soaring Himalayas. The mountain delights, classic homestay, an encounter with rich Tibetan culture, ancient monasteries, hospitality alongside absolutely captivating scenery are the special features of this trek. Situated in the northern part of Manaslu region, Tsum valley is one of the unblemished regions of Nepal adored off the beaten trekking. Thusly, Tsum valley is a spiritual land of lore, enigma and pristine beauty. Autumn and spring are referred to as the best season for the expedition of Tsum valley.
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 at 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.
- 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), Driving duration: 8-9 hours
- 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
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and Transfer to hotelUpon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be escorted to your hotel by one of our representatives. Rest and dinner at the hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley and Trip meetingAfter 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.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (550 m), Driving duration: 8-9 hoursWe 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 elements such as hotels, lodges, and shops for the tourists. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 04: Trek from Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola (710 m), Trek Duration: 6-7 hoursFrom 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 05: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (887 m), Trek Duration: 4 hoursThe 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 06: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1350m), Trek Duration: 7 hoursAfter 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 07: Jagat to Chisopani (1660 m), Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hoursWe 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 08: Chisopani to Chumling (2386 m), Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hoursWe 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 09: Chumling to Chokhangparo (3010 m), Trek Duration: 4 to 5 hoursToday’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 10: Chokhangparo to the Nile (3361 m), Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hoursThe 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 11: the Nile to Mu Gompa (3700 m), Trek Duration: 3 hoursAlmost 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.
Day 12: Sightseeing 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 13: Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (2386 m), Trek Duration: 5 hoursWe 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 14: Burgi village to Chumling (2386 m), Trek Duration: 5 to 6 hoursAfter 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 15: Chumling to Philim (1570 m), Trek Duration: 6 to 7 hoursThe 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.
Day 16: Trek 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 17: Trek from Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700 m), Trek Duration: 6 to 7hoursAfter 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 18: Trek from Soti Khola to Arughat (550 m), Trek Duration: 3 to 4 hoursAs 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 19: Drive from Arughat Bazaar to Kathmandu, Drive Duration: 7 to 8 hoursWe 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.
Day 20: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departureOur representative will escort you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. We wish you a safe flight and hope to see you soon.
- 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.
- 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).
If you are travelling through air then you can only enter Nepal through Tribhuvan International Airport; is the only international airport in Nepal that operates several international flights on a daily basis. The airport is located in the capital city: Kathmandu, which is a popular hub for tourists visiting Nepal.
If you are travelling through road ways then you can either enter from China Border and India Boarder but before entering Nepal you should report yourself to Nepal Entry/Exit Points. Some of road entry/exit points are:
From China: Rasuwagadi Border & Kodari Border.
From India: Dhangadi, Kanchanpur, Nepalgunj, Birgunj, Kakarvitta, Bhairahawa
Do I need to get a visa, how I can get visa & what documents should I have with me during my Nepal visit?
Yes! Except for the citizens of India, you need to get yourself a Nepalese visa to enter the territory of Nepal. If you are an Indian citizen a valid identity would be enough to enter Nepal via the entry points.
Nepalese visa is easily available upon your arrival at any entry points (ref Q.N 1). Yes, you can get on arrival tourist Visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu there are some countries visa will needed $ 25 for 15 days, $ 40 for 30 days and $100 for 90 days tourist visa from the dates of issue.For Tourist Visa, you need to bring along your valid passport ( must be valid up to 6 months ,just in case extra photocopies of passport ) and few copies of passport sized photograph.
You can apply online visa also. https://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/
Necessary Documents to bring/carrywhile traveling in Nepal are:
- Copy of your travel insurance,
- Emergency contact numbers of insurance agent and family members/friends
- Immediate cash and
- And any special medicine.
Note: The resident of countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Cameroon, Swaziland, Iraq, Ethiopia, Liberia, Palestine do not get visa in the entry point of Nepal.
Yes! Nepal is the safest country for the travelers around the world.
Upon your arrival, you can exchange your currencies at Tribhuvan International Airport but it might be low rate than other exchange places. However, banks do accept other countries' currencies too. All major banks of Nepal provide currency exchange services. Or the other option might be, exchanging your currency with the licensed money exchangers in major citieslike Kathmandu & Pokhara and mostof the commercial banks have ATM machines in major cities and towns of Nepal like Kathmandu and Pokhara where you will be able to withdraw money from your home country bank using your ATM card.
Trekking in Nepal can be done anytimeof the year, except for monsoon. During monsoon (June-August), trekking becomes a bit difficult due to heavy rainfall and unpredictable weather. However, the best time of the year for trekking in Nepal lasts from month of March-May (Spring Season) and September-November (Autumn Season).
You will be able to do all these activities in Nepal, yet they completely differ from each other. Trekking is a multi-day walk where you stop at various destinations along the trail. Generally, hiking refers to one day walk up from 2 hours to eight hours which might be a one or two day event. Mountain climbing is an adventurous activity which requires special gears and training, and is more risky than that of trekking and hiking as you climb the summit of mountain peak.
This relies upon where you go and in which season you travel. Nepal has 3 different regions for climate where Himalayan region is mild cold in summer and freezing cold in winter, in Hilly region all whole year climate is suitable for travel but in Terai region the summer is very hot and in winter is too cold.Weather in the Himalayan region is unpredictable. Around the morning, evening and night, it normally gets cold yet the days are warm. Winter (December to February) will be bit colder however the days will still be very delightful and comfortably warm if the sun is out. There might be some snowfall during the winter in high elevation places. You should always carry some warm clothes while trekking in the higher elevations, whatever the season.
One must possess a moderate level of physical fitness, past hiking experience, should not retain any chronic or subtle health issues especially in leg functions, and must be able to mentally adjust for multi-day treks in the remote areas. If you match all of the above criteria, then you are ready to trekking Nepal.
The duration of your trek and the choice of the destination determines the difficulty and length. Generally, the duration lies from a minimum of 5 days to a maximum of 30 days or even more. This relies upon the Trekking route that you've chosen however; normally we will be walking close to five to six hours per day. There are different types of trekking grading from easy, moderate and changeling.
Tea house trekking refers to a trek where all your accommodation and meals are organized in a lodge/house with subtle services.
Camping trekking is a trekking where we furnish you with tent settlement and full board with dinners to be cooked by proficient trekking cook in a versatile camp, outfitted with a kitchen and with satisfactory care staff of kitchen assistants, aides and porters.
The meals and water available in lodges and camps are hygienic enough while trekking in Nepal.The predominant daily food of people in Nepal is lentil soup and curried vegetables with rice, typically called "Daal, Bhat,Tarkari” in Nepali. You might find the curries often spicy and oily which might bring out stomach problems to the foreigners. Along the Trekking trail will be simple, mix of local and international cuisine.Hence, we would suggest you to stick with normal, less spicy food. Another thing that one ought to know about while visiting Nepal is to drink packaged mineral water unless you are sure that the water is boiled, filtered or you can refine with water medicine tablets.
Since there are numerous restaurants serving vegetarian foods in Nepal, there is no problem in being a veggie lover. You can easily get vegetarian food even when you enter normal restaurants.
If you want to make your trip considerably comfortable and hassle free, you ought to hire a porter or a guide. A porter will carry your belongings while a guide will lead you to your destination conveniently, and they aid you in any kind of emergency, so it would be an ideal decision to take a guide with you.
Trekking in Nepal comes in following trekking options:
- Private Guide + Porter
- Private Guide + No Porter
- Porter-Guide (Combined Person)
- Small Group Trek with Guide + Porter or Yaks
Tips are highly expected by every porters and guides whom you go with. It is nice and acceptable way of saying thank you for their support and help during your whole journey. Normally, we suggest to tip around 10-20% of total trip cost. And, they feel happy when you pay tip in Nepali rupees because they felt difficulties to exchange while you pay them in your currencies.
Nepal is the safest place to travel. Nepal lies in the safest place or destination for every foreigners who wants to travel Nepal. Travelers needs to fallow basic rules so that they can explore the Nepal freely. A reputed and legally register travel company used to organize and manage your whole trip. So there will be no any problem during your visit. During your long trip there will be one Nepali Guide with you and he/she will handle your all issues and tells you do's and don'ts during your visit. Some of the basic rules are listed below.
- Do not trek alone.
- Do not display your cash and expensive items.
- Ask your immediate queries with us and our representatives.
- Have your travel insurance and leave a copy to us.
- Leave a copy of your passports and other important document to us.
- Don’t hesitate to ask any questions to your travel planner and your travel partner.
We are here to support you to make your travel memorable. You should fully believe on us.
Firstly, Nepal is referred as one of the safest countries in the world, so Nepal indeed is safe for solo female Trekkers as well. Besides, while you're on one of our treks, we assume individual liability for your prosperity, a responsibility we regard genuinely.
Our Guides carry a Normal medicine & emergency First Aid Kit. But “Prevention is always better than cure”, so it is always a good idea to bring your personal medicines along with you when you come to Nepal. Despite the fact that there are numerous drug stores in Kathmandu, Chitwan, and Pokhara, and major cities of Nepal. It is highly suggested to carry some essential restorative stuff like insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm, eye drops, and swathes etc.
There is high chances of getting altitude sickness while trekking above 3000m but there will be no worry because you will be taken care responsibly. Our guides are trained enough to handle this kind of situationIf the situation is harsh then guides promptly, moves you to a lower elevation first, and will be given medical aid as the quick treatment to recover. In case of emergencies the guide will take immediately action transfer to the nearby hospital utilizing your travel insurance. Remember to keep calm during such situations, also trust your guide, who is also trained in first aid.
Yes! It is highly recommended to get a travel insurance before travelling to Nepal. Most of the travel insurance covers your emergency flights, medical expenses, and theft or loss of possessions but in the mean time while you are trekking in Nepal you should buy mountain helicopter evacuation insurance up 5500 m. We suggest you to buy insurance policy in your country because we don’t have mountain rescue insurance here in Nepal.
Normally, all hotels and restaurants in city grant access to free internet services to their guests.Since you will be in the mountainous region, Wi-Fi might not work everywhere or for many days. However, most of the guesthouses offer Wi-Fi for free or for a little charge. It is better not to rely on the internet and enjoy your trip. Else, you can use mobile internet after acquiring a Nepalese SIM cards like 'NTC SIM Cards' or 'NCELL SIM cards',in mountains until you get signal of Cello phone.
Normally you can purchase SIM cards to use in your smart mobile phones in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other major cities too. To purchase SIM cards you need to provide a passport size photo and copy of your passport. It cost you very cheap to purchase such SIM cards.
Everything relies upon the time and elevation of your trek. However, if you are trekking on higher elevations, you should carry with yourself a down jacket and a pair of warm clothes. In other occasions, carry trekking jeans and shorts, sleeping bag, a pair of trekking boots, and camera and gears that you may require. Counsel a checklist of clothing and gears on our site, but remember to pack light clothes & gears. Normally, you need to carry a small day pack where you can put your light water proof jacket, 1 liter water bottle, sunglasses, cap/hat, your personal medicine and some money. A porter will carry your luggage, and you should pack your clothes and sleeping bag on plastics and keep into your rucksack which should be below 12 KG/25 pounds. In long days trek your luggage will kept back to hotel where you will came back after your trek.
Normally, you should bring extra money for alcoholic and soft drinks, hot shower, tipping for staffs and shopping around the trek. We suggest to you bringing $ 250 to $ 300 Dollars which you can change in different currencies converting outlets. In Kathmandu and Pokhara cities you can withdraw Nepali rupees from ATM’s Booths too, credit cards can be used to purchase expensive items but there is additional Charge for this service. Undeniably, Kathmandu city is the shopper’s paradise. One can treasure trove the real work of art and memento. Some of the most prevalent things that foreigners usually shop in Nepal are weaved garments, Tibetan carpets, pottery, mask and manikins, statues, Khukuri (traditional knife), and Thanka paintings.
You can book the trip through our website, phone, or via email. It is always a good idea to book your trip in advance because some of trekking regions we need reserved the domestic flight and we accommodate last minute bookings also even you arrive and want to organize.
About the payments terms you need to pay 20% of total price as advance deposit to confirm reservation before arrive to Nepal after remaining balance of the payment shall be paid when you arrive to Kathmandu.
Our representative will be there at airport to receive you with your nameplate who will carry your luggage and place it to private vehicle and then he/she will drop you to the booked hotel where your tour leader will be waiting you for a meet. And, also be aware that when you proceed out of the Airport, some Nepali carriers might try to help you to carry your luggage, and ask you for a tip. So you need to say 'Not needed' and wait to find our representative.
You will find good toilet facilities in the lodges and hotels and you will get to shower and wash your hair in hotels/lodges where you will stay. Our tour leader will orient you about all thinks when you reach here in detail too.
Nepal Standard Time (NPT) is the standard time zone for Nepal. With a time offset from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) of +5:45 all over Nepal, it is one of only three time zones with a 45-minute offset from UTC.16.