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Trip Overview of Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley Trek in the Manaslu region is a remote trek area of Nepal. It is the restricted area trekking where one needs a special permit from the government to visit. We will trek in the land of Tibetan Buddhists with there distinct art, culture, and religion. This amazing Tsum Valley is one of the Buddhist pilgrimage sites.

This fantastic trek is filled with natural beauty and cultural values. Furthermore, it is also a virgin trek. As it was opened in 2008 for tourism, it has not been much explored. The incredible Himalayas surround it. In addition to that, the green forest areas add charm to the place.

Tsum Valley Trek starts with a breathtaking 7 hours drive from Kathmandu to Arughat. Along with that, you get to enjoy the sight-seeing of Kathmandu City as well. Furthermore, Trek has the 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 fertile with ancient culture and tradition with Buddhist monasteries, Chortens and prayer flags, monuments, etc. The most extended Mani walls at Dzong and Purple is one of the main highlights of Tsum Valley.

Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha, Nepal. ‘Tsum’ comes from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’, which means vivid. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Baudha Himal ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture, and religion. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin and speak a unique dialect. Trails are strewn with artistic Chortens and lined with mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with drawings of deities and inscribed with prayers. The famous Kyimo Lung, a pilgrimage circuit in the central Trans-Himalaya, is well-known for its centers of learning and meditation. This circuit traverses the Tsum Valley, the Manaslu area in Nepal, and the southern parts of Tibet.

 

Manaslu and Tsum valley trek

For an extension, you can combine the Manaslu Trek with Tsum Valley Trek so that you have ample days to enjoy your holidays further and explore additional spots that change your perspective beyond to what your daily life limits. Also known as Manaslu Circuit Trek, this route takes 2 weeks of your life and adds a noble experience to your timeline for lifelong. People have never regretted getting into the Manaslu region, but in fact, have asked for another trek around even more beautiful places that exist in the country. This trekking package of ours is completely organized and has been well – planned. Booking the trip is just a click away, and there is nothing that you should really be worrying about thereafter

discover the unique lifestyle in Nepal inspired by the Tibetan Buddhists in the deepest valleys of the country where cultures are still well – preserved. The Tsum Valley Trek takes to some of the most isolated places in the country and through remote settlements meant for relaxation purposes. As you get into the community, you’ll find everything else and yourself with a completely different experience. The ambiance seems out of the world, unlike any place on Earth. There are a thousand reasons for why the Tsum Valley Trek has been one of the most alluring trekking packages in the country. Nepal is rich in all kinds of natural beauties. From lush vegetation forests to rough rocky trails, developing crowded cities to isolated settlements, rain shadow area to the land of snow and ice, everything is a part of the country that makes its visitors delighted to have the options.

Tsum valley trek Trip highlights

  • Amazing Landscapes and vegetation
  • Stunning mountain views
  • Trek through the silent and green routes
  • An excellent way to explore Buddhism
  • Peaceful trekking experience
  • Walking through off-the-beaten-path of the Manaslu region.
  • Most beautiful view of Mount Ganesh Himal, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Churen Himal, and Poshyop glacier.
  • Tsum valley Great cultural and spiritual experience

Visit the best monasteries

in Tsum valley trek the shiny mountains are always spotlighting to the exploration of any kind. The creation is known to be one of the most beautiful things Mother Nature has ever made. Especially in the context of Nepal, mountain peaks hold a very superior value as numerous peaks that are the world’s highest are a part of the country. To be exact, 8 of the 10 highest ones in the world are owned by Nepal. And apart from them, hundreds of others still exist. And besides the mountain peaks, valleys are equally beautiful too, among which Tsum Valley is one of the most popular ones. It was a restricted area previously until it was allowed for trekking in 2008. Ever since then, the valley has been receiving an increasing number of visitors every year.

In addition to that, It also goes through amazing places like Soti Khola, Jagat, and Chisopani. The bio-diversity and vegetation of these places are beyond beautiful. You can observe the rare species of plants and flowers — also, the mesmerizing rivers and lakes in the Tsum Valley trek. Buddhism stands for peace, which is lacking in many of your lives these days. And which can be the better place to restore your inner peace and harmony than the gorgeous Tsum Valley. We can also Also visit Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa, Dephyudonma Gompa in Tsum Valley.

Mu Monastery

Mu Monastery was established in 1895 AD with the Lama Sherab Dorje Drukpa Rinpoche of the Drukpa Kagyu sect. To be here is quite longs ten hours walk from Chhekam in the Tsum Valley and is situated at an altitude of 3510m. The monastery has been undergoing restorations since 1998 and new buildings are now being constructed for the monks. In this monastery, there have religious books, including Kangyur, a life-size statue of Avalokiteshwara, and images of Guru Padmasambhava and Tara.

Some of the most striking objects in the monastery are the statues of Buddha Amitabha. There are two special occasions celebrating in this monastery: Ngyungne, which celebrates in September/October by fasting for world peace, and Yaarney, which involves the reading of sacred texts and rituals. Campsites and clean drinking water facilities are available for tourists.

Tsum valley 10 days Trek

We can offer the short Tsum valley trek in a 1o days trip if you hare a lack of time. the itinerary follows the lower Manaslu trail. Our trek starts from Arughat [530m/1739ft], a place about seven hours of drive from the Kathmandu city. Most of the time during the initial phases of the trek, you’ll find yourself surrounded by lush forests of Rhododendron, Pines, and Oak. The green atmosphere inevitably elevates your mood, ultimately forcing positive vibes in your body, Thus making it the best week of your lifetime. With friends or your family, or even with newly made acquaintances, the trip proves itself unregretted and leaves no residue to grief over. Apart from the Buddhist culture, Tsum valley 10-day trek offers its travelers with the fantastic views of mountains like Ganesh Himal Range, Sringi Himal, Buddha Himal, and Himalchuli.

The stunning views of these mountains will make your journey unforgettable. The sunrise and sunsets in the sacred mountains of a virgin place are to die for. So, if you want to take a break from your daily stressful life and enjoy some time in peace, Then, the Tsum Valley trek is perfect for you.

How much it cost and the best time

Our full board Tsum valley trek 19 days is USD 1690. If we make just 10 days trip it will be much cheaper. We can offer the seasonal cost also September, October, November, March, April, and May are the best seasons to experience Tsum Valley Trek. During this time, the weather is very comfortable; neither very cold nor scorching. Tsum valley trek is the best route to gets cultural values. Consequently, bringing new energy and fresh perspectives to your life. So, the Tsum Valley Trek is one of the best treks in the country. If you travel in the offseason time we have a special discount on the cost.

 

Packing list for Tsum Valley trek

The Tsum valley trek is a long and high altitude trek so we need to pack accordingly. The main thing to remember is you need enough warm clothing for this trek. The total luggage you can make is 15  kg for our porter per person. Porter carries 30 kg total. You can use our duffle bag if you don’t have or if you have more luggage you can store in a Kathmandu hotel. you need a small day pack to carry your daily usage items such as water, camera, sun lotions, and extra layers.

  • Trekking or hiking boots with good ankle support and nice sole.
  • Rucksack or duffle bag for a porter
  • Good sleeping bag with -20 degree celsius and sleeping bag liner
  • Base layers of light, wicking material (Long & Short sleeve)
  • Mid layer shirt or light fleece
  • Mountain fleece/light Primaloft or down jacket
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers (lightweight)
  • Shorts 2 pair for the lower part of the trek
  • Trekking Socks Wool socks (bring a few pairs of varying thickness)
  • Three-quarter length or full-length trekking trousers (mid-weight)
  • The thermal inner  base layer
  • Warm gloves and hat
  • Good quality sunglasses
  • Sunblock and lip salve
  • Sunhat, and woolen cap for the night
  • Trekking poles/sticks
  • 2 Drinking-Water Bottle (1 liter) – the bottle will be filled each day
  • Water purification tablets/iodine
  • Small first aid kit e.g. plasters, paracetamol, antiseptic wipes, etc
  • extra clothes and trainers after, this is helpful while you make an evening walk from the lodge.
  • Flashlight, with spare batteries
  • In addition, it’s useful to have a pair of training/approaches or other comfortable shoes for walking around the city.

Some additional items

  • Crampons if you are trekking in the winter
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Face/Body Wipes
  • Small Locks
  • Portable Charger
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  •   Face/body wipes
  •   Biodegradable washing liquid
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, floss, etc.)
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of your passport

The religion of Tsum valley

The Tsum Valley is a Buddhist village that has a long history of Buddhism. People believe the Th Buddhist saint Milarepa did a meditation in the caves of these mountains. During the valley was called ‘Tsum Tso Chuksum’, which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. We can also visit these ancient remains of the Tsum Kingdom till now. As this is a remote part of the country and not easily accessible. As the development and other facilities are just starting here,  As a result, They can still have a unique culture and lifestyles not touch by Western influence.

Climate

The Tsum Valley trek has four distinct climatic zones: sub-tropical (between 1000m and 2000m), cool temperate (between 2000m and 3000m), sub-alpine (between 3000m and 4000m), and alpine (above 4500m). So we can get a big difference in the Temperatures between these zones. Winters are very cold from December to February. The temperatures in the upper subalpine, and alpine regions drop below freezing and snowfall occurs for up to six months. While the down part of the trekking trails sub-tropical and cool temperate regions are quite warm. Summers are hot in the lower regions,  with daytime temperatures between 22°C and 34°C.

However, summer temperatures in the sub-alpine and alpine regions rarely go above 10°C.  The monsoon is starting in June and stay until the last week of September. The rest of the year Tsum valley trek areas are mostly dry. The average rainfall is around 1900mm per annum. It has more rain in the southern part of the valley is generally wetter than the upper[part of the valley. Clear skies from October to December and April to June provide magnificent views of the surrounding mountains

Some attractions along the Tsum valley trek

Shiar Lookout

The line of Shiaar Gorge Lookout overlooks the spectacular Ngak cliffs. which is at the bottom of the gorge flows the roaring Budhi Gandaki. The lookout is an hour’s walk from the junction of the trail leading to Manaslu.

Lokpa

This is the first village when we enter our Tsum Valley trek. Before the construction of the Philim-Chhekampar trail, the path to Chhekampar used to pass over the mountains through the village of Anga Sejong. Some settlements have emerged along with parts of this trail. The people here are mostly farmers and grow potatoes, Gucchi mushrooms, and soya beans.

Sardi Gorge

Te small two streams of the  Sardi Khola and  Shiar Khola meets in about 200m downstream from a wooden bridge. The alder-covered banks of the river provide peaceful noon resting place or overnight campsite under overhang cliffs. When we cross the bridge, the trail starts ascending to the  Sardi Danda. Sardi DandaThe old trail to Sardi Danda ascends through dense forest with many varieties of rhododendron. We can also get the best view from here which is the Thieastern views of the Sringi Himal range.

Ghumlung

This is the forest name and here we can find the old trail meets the new trail. Afterward, we will trek to the Chumchet village, Chyata Khola, and Ripchet, a settlement of about 50 households. Along the trail, we can get spectacular views of Baudha Himal (to the west) and Ganesh Himal (to the east).

Lungbhu

This small place of Lungbhu lies at the base of a vertical cliff along the Dhamja Khola. If you are planning camping here this is the best place which is scenic and wide open.

 

 

 


Tsum Valley Trek - Trip Info

Duration: 18 Days from arrival to Departure in Nepal

Max. Altitude: 3,700m/12,136ftat Mu Gumpa

Best Travel Time: September, October, November, March, April, and May are the best seasons to experience Tsum Valley Trek

Trip Snippets: 18 days, 3 night’s hotels, 14 nights Lodges, Breakfast in Kathmandu, three meals a day ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek are included.

Departure Dates: We can 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: Our porters will carry your baggage on the trek; the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg. If you have any items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu.

Trek Grade: Moderate

Tsum valley trek is a moderate level of the trek route. The moderate level of trekking is about 5/6 hours walking with the lunch stop en-route and arrive at your camp in the late afternoon. Most trek days are 5 to 6 hours long so we may take a lunch stop en-route in this grade we will also use some smaller, less well-traveled trails that may be rockier underfoot and a little steeper. These Moderate grade treks go up to 4100m height and durations are 5 to 08 days.

The moderate grade trek overall is not that long, usually 7 – 10 days in total. There will be we can have a chance to get the altitude sickness above 3000m. making sure to climb hight and come to sleep at low after 3000m We suggest that if you are a reasonable level of fitness. You don’t need to be an experienced trekker to enjoy this trip – it might be your first ever trek.

Trekking Dates:  You can do this trek any dates.  The best time is Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 to 12 people. the rainy season is not that good for the trek as the views are not great and some time landslide can happen.

Equipment Renting and buying: 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 trekking luggage:  You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis to carry your luggage. the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg, including your sleeping bag, and down jacket; other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Transportation on Tsum valley trek

During the Tsum valley trek, you can use a local bus, local sharing jeep vs Private Landcruiser.  Above the Himalaya, trekking is always careful to choose the best transport options available for your travel period. We choose the transport means as per your package itinerary and budget also. For the Tsum valley and Manaslu trek there are 2 types of transportation, The local bus and sharing local jeep is most of the trekkers using way but the drive is not that comfortable, It is included in our trekking package. For your comfort and easy travel, you can take a private LandCruiser at extra cost. It is cleaner, drive fast and you can stop wherever you like on the way.

 

Equipment Renting and buying: 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. 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 trekking luggage:  You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis to carry your luggage. the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg as we never overload our porters. however, you only carry your valuables in your backpack., including your sleeping bag, and down jacket; other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Your Trek Leader and Support staff

Your  Tsum valley trek is leading by or experience trekking guide and porter who are joining you from Kathmandu. All of our guides have trained for and attained a Trekking Guide license provided by the Government. The license exam is organized by TAAN and Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHAM) every year. They have vast knowledge about the trekking trails and kinds of medical treatments and emergency services of first aids, altitude sickness, and other relevant issues. Your belongings will be safely taken by our Porter, making your walk easy, more pleasant, and comfortable. Our porter will carry a maximum of 30 kg in total for 2 trekkers’ bag. If you have any extra weight, We suggest you hire another porter and will cost extra cost.

Passport and Visa info

First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the return date.  You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days for single/multiple entries. If you get a visa till 30 days It is USD 50 or equivalent convertible currency. USD 125 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days for single/multiple entries

You can get a Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy in your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an upon arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal.

We find that most travelers find themselves in difficulty as sometimes; they don’t carry money to get a visa at the time of their arrival. There is no ATM inside the visa section. Though there is a provision of ATM outside, it is more likely that sometimes it doesn’t work. So, for your comfort, we recommend you bring the cash US$ to get them on arrival visa.

Money Exchange for the trek

For the Tsum valley trek, you need some extra money for your personal expenses and it is in Nepali Rupees. Nepal banknotes comes in Rupees, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 denominations. Coins come in Rupees 1, 2, 5, and 10 denominations. Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized money exchangers. The receipts of such transactions are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival too, Although their rates are quite low so better you can exchange in the city.

You can also get money from ATM machines there are many in the city and it allows you a maximum of 40,000 per day. Visitors other than the Indian nationals have to make the payment in foreign currency (non-Indian currency) in the hotel. It also applies to book your trekking and tour. During the Tsum valley trek, you need local Nepali rupees for your extra expenses. So you can carry enough amount for the trek there are no ATM facilities along the way except Dhunche.

Note: Most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

Accommodation in Tsum valley trek

Accommodation in the  Tsum valley trek is much more basic than other trek regions of Nepal. In season time you need to share the room with other trekkers. They have a  twin bedroom and some places have a dormitory also. You will sleep in a basic room with a bed, mattress, bed cover, and pillow. You need your own sleeping bag and better to have a sleeping bag liner also. The facilities are quite basic at the lodge. Some places there is no electricity but they have solar power in the dining room and. You can charge your battery for cell phone and camera at extra cost.

Food on the Tsum valley trek:  We will eat at the local guest house. We will include your daily meals on our package, which covers your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All the guest houses have a menu that is fixed by a National park or conservation area project. There is local to international hygienic food choices.

You will eat at the same tea house where you stay at Tsum valley trek. To be vegetarian is better in high altitude and remote area. The meet items are carried in a long way, so not fresh. The typical Nepali food is Dal Bhat ( Rice lentil, mixed vegetable curry, and pickle)

For breakfast, you will have a choice of pancakes (plain, apple, cinnamon, lemon, etc.) served with peanut butter or honey; porridge; egg items (scrambled, boiled, fried, omelet); bread (toast, chapatti). Lunch and dinner try Nepali food, They will also serve pasta, pizza, garlic soup, momos, curry, macaroni, and other rice and noodle-based dishes are served.

Drinking water during your Tsum Valley Trek: 

On the Tsum valley trek, We suggest you at least drink 3/4  liters of water per day while you are on the trail. While bottled mineral water can be purchased all over Kathmandu and along popular trekking trails, plastic water bottles are a significant problem in Nepal’s mountain areas. So instead of relying on bottled water, travelers should instead purify their water.

Get the water purification iodine or tablets. They are small, cheap, and light to carry, another better way is to get water filters they are low to carry and easy to use. You can bring two reusable water bottles. So that you always have one bottle to drink from, while the water in your other bottle is being purified.

 

 Showers and electricity – Most of the tea houses in the Tsum valley trek have a solar hot shower and have cold showers available. Few of them have gas Guizar or electricity hot shower. Few places every charge the cost for hot showers for the extra cost of around USD 3 to 4. Electricity is usually available in most part of the route with hydropower, you are able to charge your battery for cameral and phone, normally they charge extra cost about USD 1 to 2 for full battery charging.

Tsum valley trek group size

We need a minimum of 2 people to run this trek and our group sizes are quite small and from 2 people to 10. We always make a small group to reduce the impact on the environment and to enable us to provide a more personal service. The maximum group size on most of our treks/tours is 12 and the minimum group size is 2. if you are a single traveler we also operate a private solo trip for you. After the COVID 19 pandemic, we are now making our trekking group size in a 10-person limit, this also makes it easy to provide you the best service and look after all of you from your trekking guide and porter. So any number are you are don’t matter you can book your trip with us we are happy to run the best holiday for you.

Health and Fitness: The main things to trek in Tsum valley Nepal need your positive thinking and you need to able to walk 5/6 hours in the rocky trail. You can be fit for the trek before you arrive here by doing small exercises in your home country. The more stamina you built up is easier to trek for the Manaslu region and Tsum valley. To boost your stamina you can do running, cycling, Zumba, or some yoga practices. You will be walking 5 to 7 hours a day during the so be prepare for your legs. The best exercise you can do in-home is squats and lunges.

Altitude sickness:  Our entire trek for Tsum valley itinerary is designed to climb slowly to prevent altitude sickness. When we ascend above 2500 meters, our bodies have to acclimatize to the decreasing amount of the oxygen available. The early symptoms are a headache, extreme fatigue, and loss of appetite. The only cure for Acute Mountain Sickness is to descend. When we climb slowly, avoid alcohol during your trek, eat crabs food, drink ¾ liters of water daily will help you.

Communication  during  Tsum valley trek

In  Tsum valley trek the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge.  Our guide has a cellular phone and We’ll communicate to them frequently to know the trek and your health. Furthermore, we are making sure to make sure you’re fine, safe, feel right, and have everything up there. Also, the easy way now is you can get the local sim card on arrival at the airport which has a 4g/3g network in most of the route.  Now Most of the places in the trekking route have wifi service available Normally Wi-Fi works every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with a minimal fee or someplace have free.

Travel rescue Insurance

We suggest you have a full travel insurance package that covers medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, furthermore, it should also include, trip cancellation, loss of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage, etc. While you trek in the high altitude some time you get illnesses, small injured, or get sick. If you will get any problem and get ill or injured during your trek, Above the Himalaya trekking will taking care of you and in an emergency, we will rescue you.

If small injuries and health problems and altitude sickness are getting during the trek. Our staff will descend to you immediately. For the more serious medical issues, emergency  Above the Himalaya trekking company will arrange a helicopter rescues for you.

We need a guarantee of payment from your Insurance company or a cash deposit or a promise in Kathmandu. While you are trekking with Above The Himalaya Trekking, we will arrange the travel rescue insurance and initial payments. We will claim the refund to your insurance company again. Make sure when you buy the insurance it should cover bother rescue and medical assistance. We suggest you giving your full insurance information while you book your trip with us. For an emergency case, this will help us to arrange a quick and effective rescue operation and get emergency medical help.

 

Tsum valley trek Package Cost:

Tsum valley trek cost depends on your group size how you travel by bus or private car and your trekking staff. Our package includes a trekking guide, porter, transportation by private car. It also includes the necessary trekking permits, accommodation meals, all service charges, and taxes. You can do the half board package also just hiring guide, porter, get permits. for your meals and accommodation during the trek, you can pay by yourself also. You can browse these pages more for details price and trip dates.

Tipping Info:

In the hospitality industry of Nepal, the workers except for some tips while you are in your tour or Trekking

While you are on the tour and trekking, you can tip to the guide and porter. Normally, people tip 10% of their payable amount. If you have booked the full board package for your trekking and tour. but if you just hire guide and porter service you can tip differently like a per day calculation basis.

We don’t suggest tipping while you have something to eat at the restaurant as they have already taken a 10% service charge, and 13% Government Taxes. However, while you enter the hotel, the bell boy may expect some tipping.

Trip extension

After completing your Tsum valley trek, if you have more time you can do different activities in Nepal. You can go to Chitwan National park for a Jungle safari tour or can do a day Rafting trip.  Pokhara is a famous place for different adventure activities like Paragliding, Ultralight flight, Bungy Jump. We can arrange different tours and put these extra activities as optional tours and They are not included in your package cost.

You can arrange these activities with us at a good discounted price.  If you need a hotel or flight ticket services after the trek we can arrange at a reasonable cost. you can do the tour in Kathmandu city also or join a 1-hour scenic flight over Mount Everest. Furthermore, we are also offering Tibet and Bhutan tours.

 

 

 

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, We have a short meeting about the trek itinerary and preparation for the special trekking permits. If you arrive late today we have a meeting the next day early morning.

Today we offer you a city tour of Kathmandu after your breakfast. You can visit the 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 peaceful back to the hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies, and lifestyle.

On this day, we will be driving ahead to Soti Khola from Kathmandu through Dhadingbesi, which takes about 7-8  hours a local bus. We will reach our starting point of Trek Soti Khola, enjoying the greenery of Dhadingbesi on the way after a short drive. We will be staying at Arughat overnight.

Crossing the bridge and trekking through the beautiful Sal forests, we then climb above the ridge, the Budhi Gandaki.  We are trekking to the downhill with the view of l waterfalls on a steep, rocky path. Eventually, We enjoy the nice terraces of rice fields, then to the Gurung village of Labubesi. Walk down the river bank with rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. Trekking down to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. We will be staying overnight at Machha Khola.

After a short walk, we will pass the Tatopani, a place with a 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.

Today we start climbing the over the ridge of  Salleri and then descend to Sirdibas. This is a little bit wide valley and from there the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. Continue upstream to a long simple hanging bridge. Climb up to Philim, a large Gurung village. There are schools made by the Japanese and a small police station. When we pass the Philim in the north across a forest with the views of the narrowing valley we reach Chisopani.

After having breakfast, We will trek to Chumling passing by Chisopani. Walking through the pine and rhododendron forests with the view of  Himalchuli mountains and Boudha Himal from Lokpa, we will descend towards Lungwa Khola. When we cross the Siyar Khola, finally, we will arrive at Chumling.

Today we are trekking to the Chokhangparo from Chumling. On the way, we will enjoy great views of Ganesh Himal Mountain and walk until we reach to Gho Village. from here we are heading toward Chhokangparo, which is 2 hrs walk from Gho village.

We will make a short visit to Lamagaon crossing rope suspension bridge to the Rachen Gompa from Chokhangparo and then cross the Shiar Khola. We will walk the small village of  Lar, Phurba, and Pangdun, we will cross the town of Chhule, climb upstream, and cross the bridge to arrive at the Nile finally.

We are now almost close to the Tibetan border. Walk to the west bank of the valley through the Tibetan landscapes. Climb up to the Mu Gompa. We also visit the monastery. Then after, we visit the Dhephu Doma Gompa.

Today we will enjoy sightseeing of Mu Gompa for the rest of the days.

Today we are heading towards Burgi village through  Milarepa cave from Mu Gompa. Climb up to the Milarepa’s Cave; we reach Burgi village, which is a small beautiful village.

Today we are in the returning trek to Chumling.

Continuing the trail, We are trekking to Philim. We will meet the small trail through the Philim village which goest to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp.

Today we are trekking down to the  Jagat and Tatopani same route when we start. when we arrive at Tatopani you can enjoy the hot spring waterfall. The trails are mostly up and downhill till Khorlabesi, we will rest at the place and stay overnight.

Today we are trekking down to Sotikhola and stay overnight in Soti Khola.

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

Today we drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home.

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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 we know before you book the trip.
  • All meals during trekking three 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/Farewell 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 a 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 Insurances should include both rescue and medical asistance.
  • 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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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    18 Days

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Nepal

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    2-12

  • Accomodation in Trip

    Accomodation
    Hotels and local Tea house lodges

  • Altitude Icon

    Maximum Altitude
    3,700m/12,136ft

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Moderate

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  • Trekking Agency Association of Nepal
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  • Nepal Tourism Board
  • Nepal Mountaineering Association
  • Kathmandu Environmental Education Project
  • Village Toursim Pormotion Forum Nepal
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