Tsum Valley Trek

Trekking in the Manaslu region is a lifetime dream to all the trekkers and mountaineers of the world. Tsum valley, one of the oldest and demanding trekking destinations of Manaslu region is a home of ancient cultures, Tibetan lifestyle and authentic Sherpa and Tamang people. This journey is especially designed for those trekkers and visitors who wish to trek on the Himalayas of our country and want to do the sightseeing of the ancient culture and lifestyle of people living in the Himalayas since ancient periods.

Tsum Valley trek offers some of the best views of mountain ranges such as Everest (Highest mountain of the world), Himchuli, Ganesh Himal, Buddha Himal, The 8th highest peak of the world; Manaslu, Shishgampa, Thamaserku and other many beautiful mountain ranges. One can do the sightseeing of the unique culture and lifestyle of people living in this region since many years. 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 to 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.

Tsum Valley trek starts with the sightseeing of the famous places of Kathmandu valley. We will then We will then 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 Mu Gumba and then trekking ahead will take us to Tsum valley which will be the final destination of our trip.

Outline Itinerary
Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu:
Day 02 Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:
Day 03 Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat:
Day 04 Arughat to Sotikhola:
Day 05 Soti Khola to Machha Khola:
Day 06 Machha Khola to Jagat:
Day 07 Jagat to Chisopani:
Day 08 Chisopani to Chumling:
Day 09 Chumling to Chokhangparo:
Day 10 Chokhangparo to Nile:
Day 11 Nile to Mu Gompa:
Day 12 Rest Day at Mu Gompa:
Day 13 Mu Gompa to Burgi village:
Day 14 Burgi village to Chumling:
Day 15 Chumling to Philim:
Day 16 Philim to Khorlabeshi:
Day 17 Khorlabeshi to Soti Khola:
Day 18 Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu:
Day 19 Departure day:

  • Day 01

    Arrival at Kathmandu:

    This will be the first day of our trekking journey. After landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be transferred to our hotel via private vehicle. We will rest for some time and then begin the sightseeing of the capital city of our country. At evening, you will be welcomed with a typical Nepali food at a typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.

    Lodge/Homestay
  • Day 02

    Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley:

    After an early morning breakfast, you will do the sightseeing of some of the famous places of Kathmandu valley. You will be transferred to many places of Kathmandu with our private vehicle which includes Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambunath Stupa, Bouddanath Stupa and other many famous places of Kathmandu. At evening, you will meet your fellow trekking mates and then we will have a short briefing about the journey in our office. An evening stroll at Thamel and Durbarmarg will give you much energy which will help you at the trek. Overnight at Hotel.

    Lodge/Homestay
  • Day 03

    Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat:

    After an early morning breakfast, we will then take a short drive to Arughat. One can see the exotic scenes of terraced fields, unique landscapes and ancient villages during the short drive to Arughat. Overnight at Arughat.

    Lodge/Homestay
  • Day 04

    Arughat to Sotikhola:

    We will start our trekking journey after an exciting early morning breakfast. We will cross the bridge above the Budhi Gandaki river and then we will trek above a rocky trail. We will then pass hydro-electric plant near Mangaltar and then we will trek through a steep trail which will foinally take us to Arkhet Khola. After crossing the suspension bridge and then cascading from a waterfall, we will reach to Seti Khola. Overnight at Soti Khola.

    Lodge/Homestay
  • Day 05

    Soti Khola to Machha Khola:

    After passing off the bridge, we trek through the excellent Sal backwoods, and then climb onto an edge above immense rapid on the Budhi Gandaki. We at that point achieve Khursane whereupon the rough trail weaves its way all over, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rough trail sticking to the side of a cliff. Eventually we will descend down and past a couple of rice patios, and then climb up and around to the Gurung town of Labubesi. We additionally move behind a rough outcrop, where the valley opens up and the Budhi Gandaki winds among wide rock bars. Dropping to the sandy stream bed, we stroll along adjusted stones previously moving over a side edge. We head down again to the stream and cross another suspension bridge to achieve Machha Khola town. Overnight at Machha Khola.

    Lodge/Homestay
  • Day 06

    Machha Khola to Jagat:

    The narrow trail makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola and then we will reach Khorlabesi. After a few more ups and downs we come across a small Hotspring in Tatopani. From the hot spring, we move over another edge, at that point cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. At this crossroads, we climb on a wide, very much created staircase, at that point over an avalanche and over an edge to Dobhan. After traversijng the Yaru Khola, we climb the stone stairs and after that drop to the waterway and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, we move over an edge, trek along the waterway and afterward move towards the town of Jagat. Overnight at Jagat.

    Lodge/Homestay
  • Day 07

    Jagat to Chisopani:

    After trekking through the ACAP project, we will trek through the Salleri and then we will Descend to Sirdibas. The valley now widens a bit and then continues up to Ghatte Khola. Trekking ahead from Philim will take us to Chisopani. Overnight at Chisopani.

    Lodge/Homestay
  • Day 08

    Chisopani to Chumling:

    After crossing the Ekle Bhatti gorge, we will trek aheadh through a beautiful waterfall and pine forests. We will then continue through the upstream to a long simple hanging bridge. Trekking via the shades of Baudha Himal will take us to Lokpa which is an ancient small village in this region. Trekking ahead will take us near Lungwa Khola and then we will finally reach to Chumling. Overnight at Chumling.

    Lodge/Homestay
  • Day 09

    Chumling to Chokhangparo:

    After an early morning breakfast, we will cross a suspension bridge. We will then trek ahead and hike through the awesome views of Ganesh Himal. Crossing the Rainjam village and then the Sherpa Khola will take us to Gho village. Trekking ahead will take us to Chokhangparo. Overnight at Chokhangparo.

    Lodge/Homestay
  • Day 10

    Chokhangparo to Nile:

    Today trek begins with an early morning breakfast. We will then climb above the Chokhangparo and then pass through Lamagaon. Trekking ahead will take us to Phurbe and Pangdun. Leaving the ancient Stupa behind, we will trek ahead and reach Nile. Overnight at Nile.

    Lodge/Homestay
  • Day 11

    Nile to Mu Gompa:

    Passing the Nile village will take us closer to the Tibetan village. We will then walk through the western banks near the Tibetan border. Trekking ahead will take us to Mu Gompa. Overnight at Mu Gompa.

    Lodge/Homestay
  • Day 12

    Rest Day at Mu Gompa:

    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 make a visit to the Dhephu Doma Gompa

    Lodge/Homestay
  • Day 13

    Mu Gompa to Burgi village:

    Trek back through Chhule and Phurbe, on the east bank of the Shiar Khola. Finally, we arrive at Burgi village. The Burgi village is a small beautiful village.  Climb up to the Milarepa’s Cave Milarepa Cave (piren phu) is known for its mesmerizing glimpses of Poshyop Glacier, Kipu Himal and Churke himal. Overnight at Burgi village.

    Lodge/Homestay
  • Day 14

    Burgi village to Chumling:

    Continue trekking watching the greenery of nature and descend down to Chhokang Paro again. From here, we will continue descending to Gho. Descending further, we arrive at the bridge over the Sarpu Khola. Trekking along the lower Tsum Valley takes you to again Chumling. Overnight at Cumling.

    Lodge/Homestay
  • Day 15

    Chumling to Philim:

    The trail continues to Lokpa. After lunch south on a flat trail we move ahead. Enjoy the gorgeous Samba Falls. Finally arrive at Philim after 6 or 7hours long trekking. A trail passes through the Phillim village that leads to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Overnight at Pilim.

    Lodge/Homestay
  • Day 16

    Philim to Khorlabeshi:

    Today’s trek starts with an early morning breakfast. We will then descend to Sirdibas and finally reach to Jagat. Trekking down will bring us back to Tatopani. One can have an awesome opportunity to take an exotic bath at Tatopani. After the lunch and bath, we will trek down to Khorlabeshi. Overnight at Khorlabeshi.

    Lodge/Homestay
  • Day 17

    Khorlabeshi to Soti Khola:

    We will today cross the Tharo Khola and then we will head down to the Machha Khola village. Trekking ahead and crossing the hydro power project will bring us back to Soti Khola. Overnight at Soti Khola.

    Lodge/Homestay
  • Day 18

    Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu:

    Descending down via a waterfall and then trekking ahead will bring us back to Arughat. We will then have our lunch and then drive back to Katmandu where you can easily stroll at the streets of Kathmandu valley. At evening you will have farewell dinner and then we will rest at our hotel.  Overnight at Kathmandu.

    Lodge/Homestay
  • Day 19

    Departure day:

    Today, you will be transferred to the airport and then we will end our journey by going to our own home country.

    Lodge/Homestay

Include

  • Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3/4/5 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Your destination map.
  • Both ways domestic Flights with airport tax.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder Climbing guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Permit
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.

Exclude

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • Meals yourself Kathmandu (L+D).
  • equipment / Gears
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa (You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, Water )
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment’s.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

 

Usefull Info

Important Note and Optional Activities: We, at Pikey Paradise trek are always concerned about the safety of our clients while travelling with us. Just be sure that your trek leader has the authority to cancel or amend any part of itinerary if it is necessary for the safety concerns. We will work and put every effort to keep the above itinerary as it is but as we are travelling in the remote and isolated areas od mountainous region, we can’t guarantee it! Some of the major factors of changing the itinerary are the health of clients and also the extreme weather conditions. Our trek leader will try to do their best as to run according to the plan on the trip but we personally recommend to be prepared for the changes in itinerary if necessary. You will be informed if there will be changes in the itinerary by your trek leader. Your trek leader will assist you with information about your options but please note that any additional activities you undertake are not part of our itinerary and our makes no representation about the safety of the activity. We recommend to use your own judgements when choosing any optional activities in your free time.

Acclimatization:

Trekking itinerary of Pikey Paradise is designed with a high degree of minimization of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). We won’t be going to the higher altitudes too fast as it causes a serious medical condition which may lead to death. The higher the altitude the less oxygen there is in air. On the height above 5000m in mountain ranges, oxygen level drops low at more than 50%. Human body need to adapt at this attitude so we will take acclimatization and rest days on some of the points of our trek. We recommend to the clients who are suffering from heart and lung disease to consult with their doctor before being a part of the journey. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS. Our itineraries are designed to try to prevent AMS but it is important to remember, some people can be more susceptible than others.

Trek leader and Staff Arrangements:

We, at Pikey Paradise firmly believe that if you want to get the most of the output from your staffs, you must treat them well. We also believe that a happy staff is a hard-working staff. We extremely believe in these things and also try our best to maintain a good relationship with our staffs.

Most of the emphasis are given to the local leaders and local guides as we believe working with the staffs of local communities is ore fruitful. We provide training for all our staff and all our trek leaders are trained in the following as a minimum;

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Trekking Guide Training
  • Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet
  • English Language
  • Conservation & Biodiversity
  • Rock & Ice Climbing & Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)

At, Pikey Peak, we guarantee our clients that they are working and coping with the best professionals of the country who are friendlier and also much experienced on their respective field. All of our guides are fluent in speaking English and if you want, we are ready to provide you guides who are good at speaking other languages such as French, Spanish, Japanese, German and Italian. We only select professionals who are experienced, have leadership skills, are friendly in nature and also have a good personal ability. All these years, we have learnt that one of the major needed things in the trip is the leadership quality that a guide should have so that the trip will be safe, enjoyable and successful.

You will also be glad to know that most of our guides are actually from the mountainous region of our country and have spent half of their whole life in the most isolated and remote areas of our country. Mountainous region is the home for them and walking through these challenging paths is in their blood. They’re not ‘familiar’ with local communities, they’re a part of them. They don’t ‘know’ local culture, they practice it. They truly love their home and relish getting the opportunity to show travelers why.

Porter Care

One of the most underrated professionals of our country are the porters who are a major part in the trekking and expedition journeys at the Himalayas. No doubt, the entire trekking and expedition industry in Nepal is built on the back of these hard-working porters. We must be blessed with the effort of the porters as their tireless efforts of carrying supplies, equipment and baggage makes the journey to the Himalayan region successful. So, its kind of unfortunate that they have endured a history of exploitation and abuse at the hands of the industry. In an effort to combat this, we are firmly committed to porter rights.

We assure all our porters are well treated, well paid and we also provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. And for the porter’s sake we require that all trekkers keep their bag weight under 15kgs/33 pounds.

We totally support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters.

Environmental Concerns:

Most of the areas of the Himalayan region is stunningly beautiful but at the same hand it’s to risky as well. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do and so the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. We employ a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. We enforce a number of do’s and don’ts, and staff can advise how to minimize your impact.

Trekking to the base camp of the mountain of our country is not an easy task and one should be in a good health and physical condition. Most of the days have four to five hours of walking and some of the days are up to seven hours as well. Although less but these walks are very much tiring and difficult. It’s a good idea to prepare yourself in the lead-up to your trip with some regular exercise, the best form of which is long walks in hilly areas. Technical experience is not required, hiking/camping experience is an advantage, but by far the most important thing is a positive attitude and a generous amount of determination.

We recommend to let us know if you have any pre-existing medical conditions as it might be difficult above 5000m if you get sick. Also, before coming to Nepal it’s important to consult your doctor regarding vaccinations and any other medical concerns that the trip may raise. Medical and evacuation expenses are your responsibility

A typical day on the trail:

You will be waked up early in the morning with a bucket of hot water to wash in. You will then have your breakfast and then pack your bag to head for the trek. We will trek through forests, hills, mountains and local villages all about 3hours. We will then stop for an hour at a particularly pleasant spot and have our lunch. We will then again start our trek and trek about another 3hours to reach the destination where we will stay for overnight. Then you can have tea or coffee and some light snacks, before exploring the area with trek leader or just relaxing until dinner is served in a warm dining hall.

Evenings are quite interesting and fun as we will be chatting and doing entertainment stuffs with our fellow trek mates. Finally, it’s off to bed for a well-deserved night’s rest before you start it all again.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

Our trek journey starts with a pre-trip meeting at Kathmandu at our office. We will be usually doing the pree-trip meeting on the second day of our trekking journey and then you will be introduced to your fellow trek mates. You will also be introduced with your trek leader and then you can ask the important questions to your trek leaders in the pre-trip meeting.

The Trekking Group:

For the Everest Base Camp trek, there will be one leader, one assistant leader and one Sherpa porter for each group of two trekkers. This arrangement ensures that should any one of them fall ill, the trip can still go on as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size, but generally have a maximum of ten people, as we’ve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to make a group booking for more than ten people it can easily be arranged.

Accommodations:

The cost of the accommodations in this trek is included in the trip cost and we have chosen accommodation options based on the following criteria; standard of hygiene, standard of service, location, food standards and cost. All accommodation is based on twin share. We will provide you single supplement if there is different sex. For the solo trip and on request single supplement will be charge US$300.

Toilet Facilities – On trek, toilet facilities are available at Tea Houses but some places are beyond your expectation and you should be satisfied with a local toilet.

Meals during Trek:

All Meals on full board basis will be provided during the cost spent on trek. Three meals (Nepali, Sherpa, Tibetan, Bhutanese, Continental, Italian and Indian cuisine) a day will be provided from the teahouse/lodge menus. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will also be provided by our company and at the same cost.

 

 

 

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