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Tsum valley Trek - 16 Days

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Tsum valley Trek

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Tsum valley Trek, located to the east of Manaslu is home to ancient Tibetan Buddhism and thousands of rare species of animals and birds. This is a newly opened trek and is located near the Nepal–Tibet border and takes the trekkers to Tsum valley which is one of the most beautiful and isolated valleys of Nepal. Starting from the wonderful views of the Himalayas. You will get the opportunity to explore the ancient lifestyle and culture of people living in this valley. Tsum Valley Trek offers grand and adventurous stuff to visitors.


If you are planning to trek through the unique and dramatic landscapes, historical Sherpa settlements, and different tropical grasslands then the Tsum Valley Trek is the ideal option for you. One of the major attractions of this trek is the unique and ancient Tibetan culture followed by people living in this region as this region lies near the Nepal–Tibet border. You will also get an opportunity to trek via Tatopani which is also another major attraction of this trek. Tatopani has a belief that one who baths at this hot spring can get a cure to the sensitive joint aches of his body. Sightseeing of some of the highest mountain ranges of the world such as Himchuli, Ganesh Himal, Buddha Himal, Manaslu, Shishgampa, and other many beautiful mountain ranges.


Tsum Valley Trek starts with sightseeing in the capital city of our country, Kathmandu. We will take a scenic and long drive to Arughat and then trek via the bank of the Kali Gandaki river. Crossing Larpark and Barpark passes will take us to Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa. 

The delightful trip will take you into the majestic surroundings of the Kang Guru, Cheo Himal, Ganesh Himal, Boudha Himal, Sringi Himal, and Hiunchuli. While on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, and glacial rivers, and enjoy the friendly hospitality of ethnic people.


  • Home of ancient Tibetan Buddhism and thousands of rare species of animals and birds.
  • Unique and dramatic landscapes, historical Sherpa settlements, and different tropical grasslands.
  • Unique lifestyle and ancient Tibetan culture.
  • Believes that one who baths at this hot spring can get a cure to the sensitive joint aches of his body.
  • Sightseeing of some of the highest mountain ranges of the world such as Himchuli, Ganesh Himal, Buddha Himal, Manaslu, Shishgampa, and other many beautiful mountain ranges.

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Northern Trekking Team extends a warm welcome to you in Kathmandu. One of our team members will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and transfer you to the hotel.

On this day, we will introduce you to a guide who will lead you to the Tsum valley trek. He will assure you of all the requirements and brief you about your adventure that will begin soon. If time permits, we suggest you roam around the streets of Thamel and enjoy this beautiful touristic center of Kathmandu.


Here we go! Today, we will drive you to Soti Khola. It is roughly a ride of seven hours. Riding along the bank of the Budi Gandaki river, we move ahead to get in Soti Khola.


Your much-awaited hike begins from today! We cross a suspension bridge built over Soti Khola and move ahead. Passing through the Gurung settlement of Lapubesi, we get to Machha Khola (Fish River). A couple of hours’ walk from Machha Khola will take us to Khorlabesi.


Are you prepared enough for the uphill climb? The trail from now onward is gradually uphill. We arrive in Tatopani (hot spring) after crossing Khorlabesi. If interested, you can take a dip in Tatopani. It is believed that a dip in this hot spring will cure your skin disease. Jagat is a couple of hours away from this spot, Tatopani.


Initially, the hike is uphill followed by a walk on a flat surface. Before entering Philim, we cross a suspension bridge that is built over the Budi Gandaki River. The further walk will bring us to Ekle Bhatti followed by Lokpa.


You are now gradually entering into an area that is influenced by Tibetan culture. The trail is a relatively arduous bit rewarding as well. There are two villages in Chhokangparo—Chhokang and Paro. The majestic view of Ganesh Himal from here is awe-inspiring. The traditions and culture here practiced had Tibetan influence.


It is a kind of cultural hike coupled with majestic scenic beauty. Today’s walk will present you following key attractions:

  • Visit a site of Lama Kongchong who died meditating here for 26 years.
  • Tsumba is the language that is spoken in this part of the globe and the root of this language is Tibetan
  • Rachen Gompa
  • Visit Milaepa Cave (Piren Phu)

We cross Shiar Khola and pass a couple of settlements of Phurbe and Pangdung to arrive in Chhule. The entrance gate prior to Chhule is fascinating for trekkers. We cross a bridge to an uphill climb that will lead us to the Nile.


Mu Gompa is regarded as the oldest monastery of this area and the site used to be a salt trading route between Nepal and Tibet earlier. Walk today is challenging and we get in Mu Gompa through a rough trail.


Despite being a rest day, you can experience the following things here:

  • Visit Dhephyudoma Gompa (4000m-13123ft)
  • Climb Kalung (3,820m-12532ft), if time permits


Following trial to Chhule and Phurbe, we head toward Burgi. It is a small but picturesque settlement. Climb to Milarepa Cave is a must-do event here. The view of Kipu and Churke Himal along with Poshyop Glacier from the cave is marvelous.


The landscape that we will witness en route to Chumling is awesome. The descending trail will get us in Gho. The further downhill walk will bring us to Sarpu Khola followed by Chumling.


Lokpa is our first on-the-way destination to Philim. It is an easy walk as you will be walking on a flat surface. The view of a waterfall—Samba—is pleasing. A walk of nearly seven hours from Chumling will bring us to Philim.


We proceed toward Khorlabesi via Jagat and Tatopani. We suggest you take a dip in the hot spring (Tatopani). This will release you from tiredness. Finally, we will get in Khorlabesi.


Crossing Thado Khola (Steep River), we proceed ahead. We cross Machha Khola village and walk along the bank of Budi Gandaki River to get to Gurung village of Labubesi. A further couple of hours walk will bring us to Soti Khola.


It’s a final trek day today. We will walk for nearly four hours to get to Arughat from where we will catch a vehicle to Kathmandu. It is a drive of nearly seven hours.

In the capital, we will offer you a farewell dinner as your trek ends from today.


Here ends your Tsum Valley Trek and with it, your Nepal stays as well. We will drop you in TIA three hours prior to the scheduled flight. See you next season for another trip to a different destination of Nepal as this country has more than 100 trekking trails!

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up and Drop by car/van
  • 2 Night’s Standard Hotel in Kathmandu twin sharing basis with breakfast(on the arrival day and after the Trekking).
  • Daily Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) and 3 cups of tea/coffee during the Trekking.
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Permits and TIMS card.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu to Arughat-Arughat to Kathmandu transfer by local bus.
  • All accommodations in lodges/Tea Houses During the Treks.
  • An experienced, helpful, and friendly Guide with his Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance.
  • Local fresh fruits like oranges, apples, bananas, and grapes.
  • A first aid kit will be Available.
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket, and Duffie bag. ( Refundable)
  • Trekking T-shirt, Trekking map, and Waterdrop.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Porter to carry your luggage, if you would like to take a porter it will cost USD 249/porter (Maximum luggage weight 20-25Kg)
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Personal expenses laundry, telephone calls, Wi-Fi, alcoholic and cold drinks, and hot showers. camera and mobile battery charging.
  • Health and travel Insurance.
  • Personal trekking gears.
  • Tips for trekking staff.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

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Additional Information


►Windproof/waterproof jacket. (1)

►Fleece jacket. (1)

►Shirts and t-shirts. ( 3/4 pairs)

►Down jacket. (1) (provided by Company)

►Raincoat. (1)



►Warm cotton long pants. (1/2 pairs)

►Waterproof pants. (1)

►Long thermal underwear. (2)

►Short underwear. (3/4 pec)



►Sun hat or scarf. (1)

►Warm fleece hat. (1)

►Sunscreen sunblocks, and Lipbalms with UV protection.

►Sunglasses. (1/2 pairs)



►Comfortable trekking boot.

►Thick shocks. (3/4 pairs)

►Light shocks. (3/4 Pairs)

►Camp shoes and sandals.



►Warm waterproof (gore-tex) gloves.



►Basic First Aid Kit.

►Sleeping bag ( Provide by the company)

►Water Bottle


►Day-pack or Backpack

►Swiss Knife

►Torchlight or Flashlight

►Hand Sanitizer

►Hiking Pole

►Smartphone or Compact Camera




Travel Insurance
For everyone who will plan to Trek in Nepal, it is highly recommended that you get travel insurance that covers added expenses that might result due to various health issues, injuries or accidents (together with the ambulance, helicopter rescue, and other treatment costs). Your insurance policy should cover up the entire activities that you are planning to accomplish throughout your stay in Nepal.

In addition to this, the policy should also cover death, misplaced luggage, theft and liability, cancellations, medical treatment (counting hospital charges, cost of the medicine, doctor’s fees) as well as repatriation cost. Also, this trekking trail in Nepal takes you of 3,000 m above the altitude, therefore, you also need to ensure that your insurance policy covers treks that go over 3,000 m. 

We suggested that you buy your insurance policy from your home country before joining with us, where it is difficult buying a local travel insurance policy for foreigners in Nepal.


Meals And Accommodation
While you’re in Kathmandu, your accommodation is at a standard hotel (Arrival time and departure time). Your accommodation is at best local Lodge and Guest Houses where available. The Mountain local Lodges are clean and have comfortable beds. The Lodges are fairly basic and the room is spare with twin beds. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining hall and warmed fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted.

Eating is a big part of the Holiday. Traveling with Northern Trekking Team, you experience the vast array of wonderful Nepalese food, Italian, Thai, Chinese, and several local foods. While on the trek it will be on full board all 3 times meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, with Tea/Coffee) included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic special food during your trips. Generally, choose menu items are Nepalese meals (Dal Bhat), Tibetan fried bread, various types of soups, Momo’s (steamed dumplings), boiled and fried potatoes, kinds of pasta and even pizza. So, overall you have a different choice of foods on the trek. During this trek, you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same guest house.


Booking And Payment
You should book the service at least 15 days before the trek departure date. After you confirm your trip with us, you should be transferring us a photocopy of your passport or your personal information. The personal information you have to provide us your first name, middle name, and last name, passport number, date of birth, nationality, and gender. Importantly, you need to pay 20% of the total price in advance for the domestic flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process. You can pay the remaining balance before you start the trek.


Personal Expenses
How much money or cash you should be bringing with you depends on how you do the trip and the number of days you want to spend here in Nepal. Much also depends on your spending habits. Generally, you must have to take10 to 15 USD for spending your expenses, such as laundry, telephone calls, snacks, camera, and mobile battery charging. How much you will be spending during your trekking depends on the standard of the package you have purchased. 


Our Guides And Safety
Our guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government Tourism Department, certified by TAAN & Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our Trekking Guides are professional with decades of experience in this field of adventure. They are trained specially for specified and various trips, to cater the flexible requirement of our clients from different nationalities, this will assure you that your trip will be enjoyable and in safe hands of professional experts.

On every trip, will be one Trek leader and an assistance leader on each additional 7 peoples in the group on treks, this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guide/ assistance guides gets sick or clients may get sick and need to be evacuated or staying behind from the walks, it wills still works smoothly and there would non-impact with our original trek plan. 

Every 7 trekkers will have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags.


Caring Porter
Our porter is fully strong, helpful and friendly. Their salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and Insurance on each trip with us. As you know that we are very trustworthy and polite, while on trek thus we make sure that our porter is fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with the International Porter Progress Association for the welfare and benefit for trekking porters. 

The maximum load carried by our porter minimum 20 to 25 KG maximum so be sure that your trekking bag is not more than the above figure.


High Altitude
This is a high altitude journey and elevation starts from low 1,350 m to 3,700 m high, where symptoms of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) might occur due to dry air, cold wind, and less oxygen. Generally, The Tsum valley trip one needs to be in good physical with sound health to avoid other medical complication on the route the journey, just follows our guide he will advise and suggestion which keeps and makes you feel secure to enjoy this fabulous adventure with us.


Best Time To Visit Nepal
Three best seasons for the trek to Tsum valley. Generally, the main trails are having with trekkers in the two regions, we suggest you join in at the right time of the year as far as possible.

High season- Autumn (September-November)
Shoulder-Spring (March-May)
Low season- Moonson (June-August)

Things To Know Before Trekking
The main flow of foreign visitors in Nepal is for trekking from moderate to adventurous or challenging treks, the most important is choosing the right trip as per your duration of holiday and fitness, for Tsum valley trekking adventure one needs to be in sound health and physically fit.

On booking with our preparation of fitness required like walking-jogging-Jumba-aerobic at least fifteen days before your departure from the home country.

Please send us your dietary list and medical history report so that we can arrange well in advance respectively. Book the ticket from home for Kathmandu, Nepal to reach at least two days ahead and earlier from trek departure with much space in Kathmandu after the trek, this allows you with more time in Nepal to enjoy the culture and heritage sites of Nepal.


Passport & Visa Information
What do you need to obtain A Nepal visa?
If you are thinking of taking a visa at the airport or immigration entry point, the following are your requirements:

A valid passport (The passport should have a validity of at least six months)
You should fill the application form for visa available at airport or immigration entry points.
Two passport size photos
Visa fees which should be paid in cash.

Entry points to Nepal
Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
Eastern Nepal – Kakarvitta, Jhapa
Central Nepal – Birjung, Parsa
Northern Border – Kodari, Sindhupalchowk
Western – Rupandehi (Belhiya, Bhairahawa)
Mid-western – Banke (Jamuna, Nepalgunj)
Far western – Kailali (Mohana, Dhangadhi) / Kanchanpur (Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar)

Visa Fees
USD 25 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days.
USD 40 or equivalent convertible currency for 30 days.
USD 100 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days.
For the tourist of SAARC nationals, free visa up to 30 days.
Visa is not required for Indian nationals. However, if they enter Nepal via air, they will have to show a valid identification certificate (passport/ citizenship certificate). The children under the age of 10 do not need to show an identification certificate.

Visa Extension
If you want to extend the visa for 15 days or less, visa extension charge is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency
If you want to extend the visa for more than 15 days, USD 2 will be charged per day after 15 days. However, the visa can be extended maximum up to 150 days in a visa year (Visa year refers to the year starting January to December.)

Transit Visa
When a foreigner has to get down at Nepalese airport as a result of his/her transit point or due to any force landing for whatever the reason, the foreigner can obtain a transit visa for a day after paying USD 5 or any other currency equivalent.


Other General Information
Entering into Nepal or staying in Nepal without a valid visa is illegal.
A tourist visa can be obtained either through the Nepalese embassy or consulate or other mission offices in your nation or at the immigration entry points in Nepal listed above.
Visa once issued cannot be amended and the visa fees are non-refundable.
You should pay the Nepal visa fees in cash. Credit card or cheque is not acceptable.
Visa charges are not applicable for children under 10 years of age, however, they must obtain a valid visa.
If you are obtaining a new passport or travel document, you are advised to contact the Immigration Department for the document transfer.
Always carry your passport and trekking permit while on trekking.
Some of the areas are restricted for filming. Therefore, be careful not to do the activities that are strictly prohibited.
The culture, tradition, and sentiments of Nepalese people should be respected. Do not perform any activities that would hurt their sentiments.
Do not perform any activities that would lead to moral turpitude.

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