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Tsum Valley Trek21 Days

Minimum Participants 2
Mode of Travel Moderate
Accommodation Tea House during trek and BB plan on Hotel
Meals breakfast, lunch, dinner during trek
Transportation pravite/bus

trip Overview

Tsum Valley is more remote and spectacular than others, with rough steep tracks and less luxurious accommodations. This magnificent hidden valley of Tsum is located between the highest peaks of Mt. Manaslu and Ganesh Himal in the close range of the world’s eight highest peaks  Mt. Manaslu. This place is truly a wonderful area & it is also known as “The Valley of Himalayan Pilgrimage”. The word “Tsum” was invented from the Tibetan language “Tsombo” which means “vibrant and stunning”.

The longest Mani wall is over 250m at Dzong and Phurpe. The valleys people have to conserve the steps of the great Buddhist Yogi Chyuchin Milarepa and the story about Guru Padmasambhava circumambulation. The old people of this valley believe that they have seen or found the signs of Mystery, commonly referred to as the Yeti or Abominable Snowman‘.People in Tsum Valley still practice the polyandry systems and they have their own unique culture, tradition, & dialect. They celebrate the age-old ancient Tibetan festival like Lhosar, Dhacyhang, and Saga Dawa. The amazing Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek can be your quest for the raw and absolute wilderness adventure destinations; to be on the off-beaten path and time-withered route with Nepal Dream Path Treks and Expeditions.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotel
Day 02: Sightseeing around the world heritage sites in the Capital city of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Arughat Bazaar [535m] [6-7 hrs drive]
Day 04: Trek to Liding [860m] [5-6 hrs walk]
Day 05: Trek to Machhakhola [930m] [5-6 hrs walk]
Day 06: Trek to Jagat [1,410m] [6-7 hrs walk]
Day 07: Trek to Lokpa [2,040m] [6-7 hrs walk]
Day 08: Trek to Chumling [2,363m.] [6 hrs walk]
Day 09: Trek to Chhokangparo [3,010m] [6 hrs walk]
Day 10: Trek to Chhule-Nile [3,361m] [6 hrs walk]
Day 11: Trek to Mu Gompa [3,700m.] [5 hrs walk]
Day 12: Trek to Rachen Gompa [3,240m]. [5 hrs walk]
Day 13: Trek to Dumje [2,440m] [5 hrs walk]
Day 14: Trek to Gumba Lungdang [3,200m] [6 hrs walk]
Day 15: Trek to Ripchet [2,468m] [6 hrs walk]
Day 16: Trek to Dobhan [1,070m] [5 hrs walk]
Day 17: Trek to Soti Khola [720m] [6 hrs walk]
Day 18: Trek to Arughat [535m] [6 hrs walk]
Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu [6-7 hrs drive]
Day 20: In Kathmandu free days for independent activities.
Day 21: International Departure.

Detail Itinerary

30 minutes by car BB Plan [Generally we offer Bed and Breakfast plan in cities] Hotel/Resort [as per your requirement and agreed price]

On arrival at Kathmandu Airport meet our Nepal Dream Path Treks staff for transportation to respective hotels, Nepal Dream Path Treks guide brief of the hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking, do's and don’ts, and other related information that you might require while in Nepal with Nepal Dream Path Treks.

After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half-day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest, Kathmandu is full of world heritage sites. Click here for detailed information about where to visit Kathmandu Valley.

6-7 hrs drive All meals includes- Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner, Tea/Coffee Tea house

Our journey starts after having breakfast and heading towards Arughat by private transport. We cross Kathmandu Valley and follow along the Trishuli River. We cross the Trishuli River through the bridge pass along through the dense forest and reach the huge beautiful village called Arughat which lies at the edge of the beautiful river Budhi Gandaki.  overnight stay there.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

Today the trek route heads northwards following the Budi Gandaki River passing through terraced fields and scattered farmhouses. After climbing briefly to Keurenipani, we descend once again to the river and pass Soti Khola. We stay at Liding after passing through a forest with several troops of monkeys.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

Today, the valley narrows, and in places, the path is cut into the densely forested valley side. We pass a number of small villages until the valley widens and the trail descends to the sandy riverbed. The trail climbs to Machha Khola where we stay overnight at the tea house.

6-7 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

After having breakfast we start our hike to Jagat. We walk on the bank of Budhi Gandaki River and pass the beautiful charming village of Tatopani where you can get the chance to bathe in a natural hot spring. After the continuous walk on the riverbank of Budhi Gandaki, we reach Dobhan and the trails go continue to the north until we reach Jagat, the place of stone flag street. We overnight stay there.

6-7 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

This trail is restricted to the Manaslu region and Tsum Valley and we need to have a permit to enter there. When a guide shows our permit at Jagat then we start our hike along the riverbank of the Budhi Gandaki River. We ascend and descend with the beautiful scenario and pass through the suspension bridge we reach the village of Philim. The trail passes the beautiful forest and hillsides only. The trail continues and ascends toward the beautiful village of Lokpa. We can feel isolated when we reach Lokpa due to the view of hillsides only and overnight stay there.

6-7 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

The trail is quite silent and it is a little bit tough too. So we have to carry an energy bar to this trail. Through the passes of the silent tropical forest, we hike sometimes ascending and sometimes descending until we cross the small suspension bridge. The trail passes small stone walls and some tea house also and reach Chhumling. From the upper side of the village, we can see the Buddhist Monastery and the beautiful panoramic scene of Ganesh Himal.

5-6hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

After breakfast in the morning, we will continue our trek by crossing the suspension bridge just east of the hotel and traversing through the rich farming land of maize and potatoes. Crossing the Serpe Khola and climb for over 2 and half hours on a well-graded but exposed track to upper Tsum and reach to Chhokang-Paro where we can find the stone houses with a few iron roofs nestled under cliffs. Overnight stay there.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

Today the trail leads to Nile/Chulle, the last village heading north in the upper Tsum Valley. During the trial, we pass the Piren Phu Cave, the most sacred cave in Tsum valley. This cave is famous for meditation. Another two separate Gumbas which are richly painted Buddhist murals long prayer flags and Buddhist paper scripts make the cave most beautiful. We can see the beautiful views from Shiar Khola, the beauty of Rachen Gumpa, fabulous views of snow-capped peaks, and the settlements with agricultural land.

4-5 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

The trail gradually ascends to Mu Gompa, the highest and the farthest point in the Tsum valley and the largest monastery in this region. Dephyudonma Gompa is one of the oldest monasteries in the Tsum valley. After 2 hours walk, we hit this beautiful place. Where few campsites and drinking water facilities are available. Overnight stay there at the tea house.

4-5 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

Today we hike towards Rachen Gompa, a nunnery, situated in the Shiar Khola Valley on the foothill of the mountains. Rachen Gompa is the largest nunnery in this region and is fully well furnished with whitewashed color, a carved throne and pillar, and a large prayer wheel that is fully rich about Buddhism and its history. Overnight stay at the tea house.

5 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

After having morning breakfast we proceed towards Dumje. Dumje is a small village with about eight houses and adjoining cattle shed.

5-6 Hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] tae house

Today we climb steeply through the dense forest filled with pines and rhododendron trees. We cross the mani walls with prayer flags and continue to follow the uphill zigzag trail to Gumba Lungdang. From here, we can enjoy the fabulous views of the towering mountains.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea house

From Gumba Lungden the trail descends back to Dumje. Then, we follow along with the banks of the Shiar river over the wooden bridge, high across the deep side canyons to reach the village of Ripchet, located on the ridge top with good farming lands.

4-5 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] tea house

Today the trail passes through several villages with good views of stunning landscapes and surrounding high mountains. The trek continues with a few uphills and downhill climbs until we arrive at Dobhan.  Dobhan is located at the confluence of the Shair river flows from the east and the Sarpu river flows from the west.

5-6 hours walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] tea house

The trail descends over the stoned staircase that passes through Machha Khola. The trail passes through terraced farmlands and tropical waterfalls until Soti Khola. Overnight stay at the tea house.

5-6 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

The trail ascends over to the ridge of Kyorpani after having breakfast.  From here, the trail descends with views of waterfalls and the beautiful Budhi Gandaki valley through the dense forest of rhododendron and pine trees. We will arrive at Arkhet Bazaar and then at Arughat Bazar. Overnight stay at the tea house.

6-7 hrs drive All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] tea house

After having breakfast, we drive towards Kathmandu from Arughat by private transport. On the way, Crossing the bridge of the Trishuli river and passing the dense forest we will reach Kathmandu, and Nepal Dream Path staff will transfer you to the respected hotel.

Today is for your leisure day and for personal activities and for shopping at Thamel. If you need more extra trek on this day our guide is ready for your request and help you. Otherwise, you can enjoy this leisurely day as your wish.

This is the final day and Nepal Dream Path Treks & Expedition will give great farewell to all of our clients with best wishes for the future and transfer to the airport for your departure with a memory of the beautiful Himalayan Country.

Equipment List

  • Sun Hat
  • Worm hat (it means worm one to protect your head from cold)
  • Headlight
  • Sun Cream/lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Toothpaste/Brush/soap
  • Gloves
  • Down Jacket
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Jumper/fleece jacket
  • T-shirt
  • Long underwear
  • Windbreaker trouser
  • Towel
  • Wool socks
  • Cotton socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Sewing kits
  • Water bottle
  • Swiss knife
  • Extra batteries
  • Flip flops
  • Raincoat/ Umbrella
  • Rucksacks(For a Day)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Medical & first aid kit

What's included?

  • All transportation and Arrival, Departure transfers are as per the Itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation with BB plan in city and Tea house or Camping in Trekking as per itinerary.
  • Full-day guided tour of Kathmandu including private vehicle, Entry permits, and a well-experienced city guide.
  • All meals are included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee).
  • Guide, porters, and other support staff as per your requirement and out an agreed price.
  • National Park Fees and all required Trekking permits.
  • General First-Aid Kits for all.
  • All taxes and fees are required for the program.

What's not included?

  • Meals in the cities.
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water, etc).
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking gear is not mentioned in the contract.
  • Tips for staff.
  • Personal first aid Kid.