Tsum Valley Trek

  • Duration: 21 Days


  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous
  • Trip ModeTea House
  • Best TimeOct - Dec, March - May

Tsum Valley Trek - less trodden trekking close to Tibet

The Tsum valley trek is ideal for those who want to explore the remote and less trodden hidden valley on fully camping trekking in Nepal. This valley having border with Tibet is open for trekking in 2008 only offers the unique trekking experience of natural beauty with its fascinating culture. The valley once being part of Tibet looks completely different in term of people and cultural from other parts of Nepal. The people of Tsum valley are Tibetan origin with their own ancient form of dialect, art, culture and religion. They still practice polyandry system marrying a girl between all the brothers in a family. Very few adventure travellers have made it to this high and mysterious hidden valley, which used to be an important trade link junction between Nepal and Tibet.

Tsum Trekking - rich culture and diverse topography

The Tsum valley trek in Nepal fascinates the trekkers with its rich cultural aspects on the backdrop of serene Himalayan panorama of Ganesh, Sringi and Buddha himal. The valley is dotted with ornate Buddhist monasteries, artistic Chortens and Mani walls. Basically made of thousand of stone slabs hand carved of deities and prayers on it.

This Tsum valley trek itinerary starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Aarughat. The trail heads up the valley of the Budi Gandaki River through terraced fields, dense forest and virgin countryside hidden villages. We explore many unspoiled ethnic villages of Liding, Machhakhola, Jagat, Phidim with their warm hospitality. Visit to the ancient Gombas like Ramchen, Mu and Dephydonma Gompa make your Tsum valley trekking experience a unique of its one.

Tsum valley trek itinerary:

  • 1 Day
    Arrive in Kathmandu / Airport transportation / hotel accommodation.
    • 2 Day
      Cultural tour in KTM / TSUM valley trek briefing.
      • 3 Day
        Private vehicle drive to Arughat to start the Tsum valley trekking / stay at tented camp.
        • 4 Day
          Trek to Soti Khola.
          • 5 Day
            Trekking to Maccha Kola.
            • 6 Day
              Trek to Doban.
              • 7 Day
                Trek to Philim.
                • 8 Day
                  Trek to Chumling.
                  • 9 Day
                    Trek to Chhokengparo.
                    • 10 Day
                      Trek to Chule / visit the MILARAPA PIREN CAVE on the way.
                      • 11 Day
                        Trek to MU GOMPA visit MU DHEPHYDONMA GOMPAS.
                        • 12 Day
                          Exploration day.
                          • 13 Day
                            Trek to ROCHEN GOMPA visiting GONHGYE GOMPA on the way.
                            • 14 Day
                              Trek to Dumje.
                              • 15 Day
                                Trek to Philip.
                                • 16 Day
                                  Trek to Tatopani.
                                  • 17 Day
                                    Trek to Soti Khola.
                                    • 18 Day
                                      Trek back to Aarughat.
                                      • 19 Day
                                        Drive back to Kathmandu / stay at hotel.
                                        • 20 Day
                                          Rest day in Kathmandu.
                                          • 21 Day
                                            Tsum valley trekking ends / Airport transfer.

                                            Trip Inclusion

                                            • Airport arrival and departure transfers.
                                            • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin share BB basis for the nights asin itinerary.
                                            • Welcome dinner with ethno - cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
                                            • Half day guided city tour as listed in itinerary
                                            • Stay at the local teahouse on trek.
                                            • Full board meals including tea, coffee and drinking water while on trek to TSUM valley.
                                            • Private transportation to and from the starting and end points of the trek
                                            • Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, sleeping pillow, down jacket  etc during the trip.
                                            • Supplementary Oxygen or Portable Altitude Chamber / Gamow Bag (A life saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
                                            • Professional local trekking group leader trained in Wilderness First Aid and porter with required gear and proper insurance.
                                            • Responsible trekkin policy of 1 Trekker: 1 Porter
                                            • Complementaryn Mountain Monarch T-shirts, trek map and duffle bag.
                                            • Tsum valley special trekking Permit, national park / conservation entry fees.
                                            • Nepal entry Visa fees and Travel Insurance of any kind
                                            • International Airfare
                                            • Drinks and main meals in cities
                                            • Tips and items of a personal nature like

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