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Tsum Valley Trek: Into The Hidden Valley

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Trip Details

Duration 19 days Activities Sightseeing & Trekking
Trekking Days 14 days Accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
Max Elevation 4860m/15950ft Transport Private vehicle
Physical Rating Moderate to Challenging Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu
Best Months Mar to May & Sept to Nov Group Size 1-10 pax

Trip Overview

The stunning Tsum Valley is one of the most isolated and remote Himalayan valleys, located east of the Manaslu Circuit Trek, near the Tibetan border. It was first opened to trekkers in 2008 and still very few have made it to this high and mysterious valley.

The first part of the route ascends along the Budhi Gandaki River on the same path as the Manaslu Circuit through a mix of dense forests, terraced fields and hill villages.

As you leave the main trail, you’ll get a strong feeling of entering a hidden valley, taking you into the majestic surroundings of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges, alpine forests, glacial rivers and ancient gompas.

This region was once part of Tibet and the people of the Tsum Valley, the Tsumbas, have a very unique Tibetan-influenced way of life, language and religion, all of which you will experience.

This trek can be connected to the Manaslu Circuit Trek if you have more time.

Time spent exploring timeless Kathmandu before and after the trek completes your adventure with insights into Nepali culture and traditions.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1:
    Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2:
    Full day guided tour of Kathmandu
  • Day 3:
    Drive to Soti Khola (700m/2300ft)
  • Day 4:
    Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890m/2920ft)
  • Day 5:
    Trek from Machha Khola to Dobhan (1070m/3510ft)
  • Day 6:
    Trek from Dobhan to Philim (1570m/5150ft)
  • Day 7:
    Trek from Philim to Chumling (2390m/7840ft)
  • Day 8:
    Trek from Chumling to Chokhanparo (3030m/9940ft)
  • Day 9:
    Trek from Chokhanparo to Nile (3360m/11020ft)
  • Day 10:
    Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m/12140ft)
  • Day 11:
    Explore Mu Gompa area or hike to Pika Himal (4860m/15950ft)
  • Day 12:
    Trek from Mu Gompa to Burgi (3240m/10630ft) via Milarepa Cave
  • Day 13:
    Trek from Burgi to Chumling (2390m/7840ft)
  • Day 14:
    Trek from Chumling to Philim (1570m/5150ft)
  • Day 15:
    Trek from Philim to Khorlabesi (970m/3180ft)
  • Day 16:
    Trek from Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m/2300ft)
  • Day 17:
    Trek from Soti Khola to Arughat and drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 18:
    Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 19:
    Departure
  •  Wander through Kathmandu’s old Durbar Square and explore the capital’s temples and stupas.
  •  Discover the Tsumba people and their very unique Tibetan-influenced way of life.
  •  Trek through a truly remote and unspoiled area.
  •  Explore the many ancient Buddhist monasteries and stupas.
  •  Enjoy beautiful views of Himalayan snowcapped peaks.
Day 1 :
Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 :
Full day guided tour of Kathmandu
Day 3 :
Drive to Soti Khola (700m/2300ft)
Day 4 :
Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890m/2920ft)
Day 5 :
Trek from Machha Khola to Dobhan (1070m/3510ft)
Day 6 :
Trek from Dobhan to Philim (1570m/5150ft)
Day 7 :
Trek from Philim to Chumling (2390m/7840ft)
Day 8 :
Trek from Chumling to Chokhanparo (3030m/9940ft)
Day 9 :
Trek from Chokhanparo to Nile (3360m/11020ft)
Day 10 :
Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m/12140ft)
Day 11 :
Explore Mu Gompa area or hike to Pika Himal (4860m/15950ft)
Day 12 :
Trek from Mu Gompa to Burgi (3240m/10630ft) via Milarepa Cave
Day 13 :
Trek from Burgi to Chumling (2390m/7840ft)
Day 14 :
Trek from Chumling to Philim (1570m/5150ft)
Day 15 :
Trek from Philim to Khorlabesi (970m/3180ft)
Day 16 :
Trek from Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m/2300ft)
Day 17 :
Trek from Soti Khola to Arughat and drive to Kathmandu
Day 18 :
Free day in Kathmandu
Day 19 :
Departure

Inclusions

Optional Extras
  • Extend your trip with a visit to Chitwan National Park, Lumbini or Pokhara.
  • Immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Kathmandu valley with our additional guided tours and cultural experiences.
  • Add a thrilling bungee jumping experience in a spectacular natural setting near Kathmandu.
  • Add a fun few hours of white water rafting on the Trisuli River.
  • Get ready for the flight of a lifetime by adding a helicopter flight to Annapurna or Everest Base Camp.
  • Upgrade your hotels to luxury/resort style.
  • Upgrade to half or full board accommodation.
  • Rent a sleeping bag, down jacket or other equipment for your trek.
What's Included
  • 4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3 star category hotel on twin sharing basis.
  • 14 nights accommodation in teahouses during the trek on twin sharing basis with common bathroom.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  • Arrival and departure airport transfer by private vehicle.
  • All transport: Kathmandu to Soti Khola and Arughat to Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • One full day guided tour of Kathmandu with a qualified and licensed local English-speaking guide, including transport by private vehicle (languages other than English available at an extra charge).
  • Entrance fees to heritage sites and monuments during your guided tour of Kathmandu.
  • Experienced and licensed local English-speaking guide during trekking.
  • Porter during trekking (1 porter for every two trekkers – 20kg limit per porter).
  • The guides and porters salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Manaslu Conservation Area entry fees (MCAP).
  • Manaslu Region and Tsum Valley special permit fee.
  • Phone assistance 24/7 during your trip in English.
What's Not Included
  • International flights to and from Kathmandu and any related expenses (e. g. excess baggage charges).
  • Nepal visa entry fee.
  • Travel insurance (required for all our trekking trips).
  • Any personal medical or rescue evacuation expense.
  • All meals during trekking.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure or early return from the trek (due to any reason).
  • Any personal expenses: phone calls, laundry, battery charge, wifi expenses during trekking (when applicable), hot shower during trekking (when applicable), etc.
  • Gratuities and tips to guides and porters.

Book One Of Our Group Trips

Sorry, we don’t have any scheduled group departure for this trip. Why not book it as a private tour?

You can also check our available group departures for: Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek With Tilicho Lake, Lower Mustang Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Highlights Of Nepal and Grand Tour Of Nepal.

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