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Tsum Valley Trek

Package Duration: 19 Days | Difficulty Grade: Moderate

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Trip Overview of Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum valley Trek  counts in the remote area of Nepal. It is the restricted area where one needs a special permit from the government to visit. It is the land of Tibetan Buddhist with there distinct art, culture, and religion. It is one of the Buddhist pilgrimage sites.

Tsum Valley Trek starts with an exciting 7 hours drive from Kathmandu to Arughat. The Treks has right paths combined with dense forest, terraced fields, and hill villages. Also, this trek leads you to the Budi Gandaki River Valley through the less explored community of Tsum Villages. The valley is rich with ancient culture and tradition with Buddhist monasteries, chortens and prayer flags, monuments, etc. The most extended mani walls at Dzong and Phurpe is one of the main highlights of Tsum Valley.

Apart from the Buddhist culture, Tsum valley offers its travelers with the fantastic views of mountains like Ganesh Himal Range, Sringi Himal, Buddha Himal, and Himalchuli. Also, Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa, Dephyudonma Gompa are some of the Gompa found in Tsum Valley.

September, October, November, March, April, and May are the best seasons to experience Tsum Valley Trek. The trek is less travel area and unspoiled if you are looking for a new trek route with great cultural experience can choose this package.

Highlights of Tsum Valley Trek

  • Duration: 19 Days from arrival to Departure in Nepal
  • Trek Grade: Moderate
  • Max. Altitude: 3,700m/12,136ft
  • Best Travel Time: September, October, November, March, April, and May are the best seasons to experience Tsum Valley Trek.
  • Transportation:  Private Jeep/Local bus.
  • Activity: City tour, Trekking
  • Trip Snippets: 19 days, 6 night’s hotels, 11 nights Lodges, Breakfast in Kathmandu, 3 meals a day ( breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek are included.
  • Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 2 to 12 people.
  • Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.
  • Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Your baggage on the trek will be carried by our porters, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg, If you have any items not required on trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu.

Detailed Itinerary of Tsum Valley Trek

We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Where you will have your time to settle in and freshen up after your long flight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have the same discussion in the next day morning after your breakfast.

The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath might make you feel calm and peace and visit Patan the city of fine arts and Durbar Square is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. On the journey back to the hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies, and lifestyle. After your dinner, you can perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the famous streets like Thamel and Durbarmarg.

On this day we will be driving ahead to Arughat from Kathmandu through Dhadingbesi which takes about 6 to 7 hours by van or tourists bus. We will reach our starting point of Trek Arughat enjoying the greenery of Dhadingbesi on the way after a short drive. We will be staying at Arughat overnight.

After enjoying and having fun in Arughat we will head towards our next destination Soti Khola crossing the bridge over Budhi Gandaki and following the stoned path through the bazaar at north. On the way, we will be passing the way of Mangaltar and the dense forests and arrive at Shanti Bazar. Crossing the Arkhet Khola we will be passing the shops of Arkhet Bazar. We will be staying overnight at Soti Khola.

Crossing the bridge and trekking through the beautiful Sal forests, we then climb above the ridge the Budhi Gandaki. The trail then takes its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky path. Eventually, we will make our way to a few rice terraces, then to the Gurung village of Labubesi. Walk down the sandy river and rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. We again head down to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. We will be staying overnight at Machha Khola.

After a few walks, we will reach to Tatopani a place with hot spring waterfall. From there we will climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki. Climb the staircase; we reach to Dobhan. Crossing a bridge over the Dobhan Khola, the trail climbs to Duman. Climbing up again to the Budhi Gandaki, we will reach Yaru Khola. The kind of climbing and crossing the bridge happen at the Yaru Khola as well as Tharo Bharyang.Cross the west part of the BudhiGandakii, we will reach the village of Jagat.

Enjoying at Khorlabesi we will head back to Sotikhola and stay overnight in Soti Khola.

On this day we will get back to Soti Khola and to Arughat and drive our way back to Kathmandu and take some rest or roam around the city and enjoy.

With lots of gratitude to you, we will proudly drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home.

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Cost Includes & Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
  • Local transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek by local bus, private jeeps are available on adding the extra cost lest us know before you book the trip.
  • All meals during trekking 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Special Trekking Permit for Tsum Valley. Manaslu National park permit.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents &  Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa upon arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Fixed Departure Date & Cost

There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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