Tsum Valley Trek: 18 Days

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  • duration 18 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 16+ years old
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 3700 meters
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore one of Nepal's least visited yet stunning destinations
  • Enjoy trekking to the remote & isolated Tsum Valley
  • See amazing views of Mount Manaslu and Ganesh Himal
  • Visit local monasteries like Mu Gompa & Rachen Gompa
Travel to one of the most secluded valleys in the Himalayas during this 18-day, guided tour. A slice of paradise lodged between mountains, the Tsum Valley was opened to trekkers only recently and hardly sees foreigners even now. We will drive you from Kathmandu to Soti Khola on Day 3, after taking you on a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.

Trek through the lower lying areas of Gorkha district, past Machha Khola, Jagat and Lakuwa to reach Chumling, your first stop in the Tsum Valley, which derives its name from the Tibetan “Beyul Kyimolung” which means "the Valley of Happiness".

Explore this beautiful, untouched region, see magnificent Ganesh Himal and Mount Manaslu and visit famous local monasteries like Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa. Observe the life of the villagers whose primary occupation is cattle herding. Also take a trip to the cave where the famous Tibetan mystic Milarepa is said to have meditated before it is time to start your downhill journey to Soti Khola, following the gurgling Budhi Gandaki River. .

The route to the valley diverts from the main Manaslu trail midway through the journey. This trek is ideal for those who want to visit one of the least explored areas in the Himalayas where life seems to be frozen in time and Buddhism binds the people together and guides their everyday activities.

We will drive you back to your hotel in Kathmandu after the trek is over. For more details, please go through the itinerary below.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT TREKKING PLANNER (P.) LTD
5 - Excellent
Based on 54 reviews
  • Luigi
  • From USA
  • On May 02 2018
5 - Excellent
Luigi's review for another Trekking Planner (P.) Ltd tour
“The Gokyo Valley Trek was excellent, Trekking Planner was responsible and accurate in the tour. I suggest this trek to anyone searching for separate tour from all the EBC trekkers and searching for a romantic get away.”
  • Anonymous
  • From Slovenia
  • On Oct 31 2018
5 - Excellent
Review for another Trekking Planner (P.) Ltd tour
“We were a pair, that just finished the Gokyo trip. The experience was amazing, and Trekking Planner (Dipak, our guide Bhanu, and all others that helped) did a great job. My girlfriend was worried by altitude sickness, and we had a slow and steady trek, and in the end, we both managed to "climb" to the 5360 m high Gokyo Ri! We are very grateful to Trekking Planner for this experience.

The weather was amazing (I really recommend going in mid October), and so were the views of course! The culture, nature, food and overall exercise you will do on this trek are amazing. Moreover, after Namche Bazar, it becomes much less crowded (due to the fact, that hundreds go to see Everest Base Camp), and we really wanted to avoid the crowds. The Gokyo valley is peaceful, serene, and offers breathtaking views on Cho Oyu troughout the trek, and on Sagarmatha (Everest) on several occasions (basically, everytime you "climb" a bit higher).”
  • Renato
  • From Brazil
  • On Jun 04 2016
5 - Excellent
Renato's review for another Trekking Planner (P.) Ltd tour
“Good service and a good price. I did several tours and the
EBC trekking without any problem.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to your hotel
  • Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing tour
  • Day 3: Kathmandu – Soti Khola (via Arughat)
  • Day 4: Soti Khola – Machha Khola
  • Day 5: Machha Khola – Jagat (via Dovan and Tatopani)
  • Day 6: Jagat – Lakuwa
  • Day 7: Lakuwa – Chumling
  • Day 8: Chumling – Chhokangparo
  • Day 9: Chhokangparo – Nele & a visit to Milarepa Cave
  • Day 10: Nele – Mu Gompa
  • Day 11: Rest day in Mu Gompa & visit to local village and monastery
  • Day 12: Mu Gompa – Rachen Gompa
  • Day 13: Rachen Gompa – Chumling
  • Day 14: Chumling – Philim
  • Day 15: Philim – Tatopani
  • Day 16: Tatopani – Soti Khola
  • Day 17: Soti Khola – Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel
  • Day 18: Kathmandu departure
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Meals: 1 Welcome dinner in Kathmandu. Breakfast in Kathmandu. Three meals a day during the trek
  • Transport: Airport pickup & drop-off by private vehicle. Kathmandu – Arughat – Kathmandu by public transport (private transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
  • Accommodation: 3 night twin/double sharing accommodation in Kathmandu. Twin/double sharing accommodation during the trek
  • A highly experienced English-speaking trekking guide
  • 1 porter for 2 travellers
  • Guided sightseeing tours of Kathmandu by private vehicle (entrance fees not included)
  • Manaslu Conservation Area permit and a special permit for the Tsum valley
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, t-shirt, cap, duffle bag & maps (everything except maps to be returned after completing the trek)
  • A first aid kit box
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Nepal Visa fee (carry the exact amount in USD and two passport-size photos)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Diner and lunch in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance with helicopter evacuation
  • Extra night accommodation. Expenses related to early arrival, late departure and early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary
  • Expenses that are personal in nature like phone calls, baggage charges, laundry, hot water, bottled water, etc
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • Expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Entrance fees to the heritage sites during Kathmandu sightseeing tour
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CANCELLATION

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.

     

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

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