- Trip Outline
- Trip Includes
- Trip Excludes
Discover the secret Tibetan Buddhist land lying at the edge of one of the most secluded Himalayan
valleys. Tsum Valley is one of the world’s remotest Himalayan Valleys which was also a restricted region
until recently. The trek to Tsum Valley takes you into the majestic surroundings of the Ganesh Himal,
Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges. The region once being part of Tibet looks completely different
from what you will find elsewhere. The people of Tsum Valley or the Tsumbas belong to Tibetan origin
with their own ancient form of dialect, art, culture, and religion. Very few adventure travelers have made it
to this high and mysterious valley, which used to be an important trade link with Tibet. In the initial days,
we trek the route of Around Manaslu Trek or the Manaslu Circuit Trek. The Tsum Valley lies on the
northern part of Manaslu and used to be a restricted area until 2008. The region is still less exposed in
comparison to other touristy areas, with relatively virgin and less beaten paths in comparison to the more popular regions. The Tsum people have their own way of family life, which may be quite surprising for many outsiders. All the brothers in the family are married to a single girl, also known as Fraternal
The trek start and end point is Arughat, a seven hours drive from Kathmandu. The first half of the trek
ascends the Budhi Gandaki Valley on good paths through a mix of dense forest, terraced fields and hill
villages. As we leave the main Manaslu Trail for the Tsum valley, suddenly we get a feeling of entering
truly into the hidden valley. While on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and
enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people. Pass the lower Buri Gandaki regions of Liding, Machhakhola,
Jagat and Philim. We also visit the ancient Gombas of the region such as: Rachen Gompa,Mu Gompa,
KathmanduDay 01: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel (1,300m/4,264ft)
KathmanduDay 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
ArughatDay 03: Drive Kathmandu to Arughat (600m/1,968ft) 7-8 hours drive
Soti KholaDay 04: Arughat to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 5-6 hours
Maccha KholaDay 05: Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (870m/2,952ft): 6-7 hours
JagatDay 06: Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m/7676ft): 6-7 hours
ChisopaniDay 07: Jagat to Chisopani (1660m/5,445ft): 4-5 hours
ChumlingDay 08: Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m/7,827ft): 6 - 7 hours
ChokhangparoDay 09: Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m/9,903ft): 4-5 hours
NileDay 10: Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m/11,058ft): 5-6 hours
Mu GompaDay 11: Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m/12,174ft): 3 hours
Mu GompaDay 12: Mu Gompa, sightseeing
Burgi VillageDay 13: Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (3,245m/10644ft) via Milarepa cave: 5 hours
ChumlingDay 14: Burgi village -Chumling (2,386/7,827ft): 5-6 hours
PhilimDay 15: Chumling to Philim (1,570m/5,103ft): 6-7 hours
KhorlabesDay 16: Philim to Khorlabesi(970m/3182ft: 6-7 hours
Soti KholaDay 17: Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 6-7 hours
Arughat & KathmanduDay 18: Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu (1300m/1,968ft): Walk 4 hours and drive 7-8 hours
Farewell FriendsThe end of this adventure!
- All ground transportation by private vehicles
- 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
- All accommodations in tents and suitable Guest Houses during the treks
- Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip
- Welcome & farewell dinner
- All porterages costs
- All cost for a Superb Catalyst leader (First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking) and sherpa assistant. Trek leader helps each individual while on trek
- All necessary paper works and permits
- Travel & Rescue arrangements
- Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
- All government and local taxes if necessary
Drinks, tips, snacks & little luxuries
Accommodations are included in the trip cost and HG Trekking has chosen. During this trekking to Tsum Valley you will spend three nights at 3 -star in Kathmandu (Hotel Moonlight) or similar category hotel, and other time in comfortable two men camping tent, foam mattress, 4 season sleeping bag will be provided. In some places accommodation can be provided by lodges and guest-houses also, if their hygienic conditions are good enough. We maintain standard comfort in every matter based on the enforceable conditions such as weather calamities. All hotel accommodations & tent is based on twin
share. On request, a single supplement will be charged at US$250.
On trek, toilet facilities are available near by your tent is an optimum distance in a toilet tent. After use of
such facilities, wastes will be cover with necessary natural preservation.
All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking in mountains.
Breakfasts are provided in the hotel in Kathmandu.
Three meals a day will be provided from the teahouse/lodge menus, but be prepared that the meals in this particular route are not expected to be great meals.
Each day dinner and breakfast are taken in the same place you spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination in a tea shop. Pay attention, please, this region of Tsum valley doesn't have developed tourist infrastructure (and it is main attraction of this region), so the choice of the meal is poor enough. Mainly you can take Tibetan bread, dal bath, tsampa porridge other simple local food. Be ready for this.
You can optionally hire a special kitchen team from our company, and it will follow with your group during the trek and give
Walking in this high land of Tsum Valley region will usually require maximum 6-8 hours of walking every day.
We suggest you prepare with a max 14 Km of walking or jogging exercise every day 3 months before your wonderful Tsum Valley Trek starts because you are walking on high altitude for long and short days.
And also you must need a positive attitude and a strong determination; previous hiking experience preferred and technical experience preferred. You must have lots of willpower, tolerance of harsh conditions and reasonable fitness, good health and physical condition are the basic measure of your success. It is vital that participants with pre-existing medical problems or conditions make these known to Superb Catalyst Trekking at the time of booking. Medical and evacuation expenses are the responsibility of the participant. It is also important that you consult your doctor for vaccination and other medical requirements for your trip. Superb Catalyst Trekking reserves the right to require a medical certificate
prior to booking your trip.
The best months are September, October & November during the Autumn season and after March, April
& May during the spring season are consider as the best seasons for doing this trek. Regarding
monsoon season at summer time we do not suggest to try this route from June till August. But at autumn
months weather is perfect: there is no rain, and it is warm enough.