Tsum Valley Trek

Trip Introduction
Tsum Valley Trek is the package that suits your taste if you are the kind of people who loves to step into the remotest and secular region. Cut off from other parts of world for long, trek to Tsum Valley was opened only since 2007. Step into the land of Tibetan Buddhist region where polyandry is still a common practice. The beautiful Tsum Valley is located to the north of Gorkha. Falling under the restricted area trekking category, you can participate in this package after paying Tsum Valley Trekking permit cost. Tsum is inhabited by Tsumbos. Witness the panoramic views of Ganesh, Shringi and other mountains and learn about their unique culture and religion. Saka Dawa are unique festivals of Tsum Valley. Trekking map will come useful while exploring this territory.
 
Tourist Link Trek & Expedition organize 19-days Tsum Valley Trek itinerary. After driving through Arughat Bazaar, we will reach Soti River. Trek begins from Soti River. Trekking route progresses through desolate settlement of Liding and Jagat to Lokpa which is the first village of Tsum. The trail stretches along Chumling to Chhekampar to Nile. We will climb to Mu Gompa which is the farthest point of trekking in Tsum Valley. The region is rich in nunneries, monasteries, gompas, mani walls and chortens that evoke the rich Buddhist tradition. We will visit the old Rachen Gompa before returning to Arughat Bazaar.  
Weather in Tsum Valley remains best for trekking in autumn and spring season. Contact us for best deals on Tsum Valley Trek cost.       

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m)
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (535m)
Day 04: Arughat to Liding (860m)
Day 05: Liding to Jagat (1410m)
Day 06: Jagat to Lokpa (2040m)
Day 07: Lokpa to Chumling (2363m)
Day 08: Chumling to Chhekampar (3010m)
Day 09: Chhekampar to Nile (3365m)
Day 10: Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m)
Day 11: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3240m)
Day 12: Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2440m)
Day 13: Dumje to Lung dang Gumpa (3200m)
Day 14: Lung dang Gompa to Ripchet (2468m)
Day 15: Ripchet to Dovan (1070m)
Day 16: Dovan to Soti Khola (720m)
Day 17: Soti Khola to Arughat (535m)
Day 18: Arughat to Kathmandu
Day19: Departure 
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m)
Once you arrive in Nepal, you need to go through the custom formalities. Then, you will be greeted by our representative. You will be transferred to the deluxe hotel where you will have pleasant stay. A guide will provide you with briefing regarding your package.  

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Take early breakfast and participate in adventurous Kathmandu Tour. You will be taken through UNESCO sites in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Bouddhanath (Nepal’s largest Stupa) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (Ancinet Royal Residence). Get plenty of opportunity to learn about time-forgotten culture that prevails in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (535m)
From Kathmandu, we will head for our trekking destination in Manaslu valley. Passing through Thankot check post, follow the swirling Prithvi Highway for few hours before taking the branched trail from the main highway towards Arughat. You can find bustling bazaar in Arughat. This is in fact the largest populated place in Manaslu valley. We will head north from Arughat Bazar and set our camp at the bank of Budhi Gandaki River.

Day 04: Arughat to Liding (860m)
Leave the camp and follow the bank of Budhigandaki River. Pass through small villages, hills and forest of pine and rhododendrons to Soti River. Proceed further to Liding Village. Liding exists at the bank of Budhigandaki River. Stay overnight in teahouse in Liding.

Day 05: Liding to Jagat (1410m)
Leave Liding and walk through forest that is rich in colorful local birds. We will walk out of forest of sal and chilaune and take stroll through dispersed settlements to reach pasture land. Moving further, we will walk through Lapu Besi and take steep downward trail to Khorlabesi. Khorlabesi is the large village that is inhabited by Gurung ethnics. Descend to Tatopani (hot water) before climbing up the hill to once more meet Budhigandaki River. Cross the river on a suspension bridge and make it Dovan from where we will cross another bridge at Lauri before making it to Jagat.

Day 06: Jagat to Lokpa (2040m)
The officials will check for our trekking permit at Jagat. This was the chief Maoist stronghold during insurgency period. Follow the river for brief before making steep ascend to Salleri (1440m). Enjoy the majestic views of Sringi Mountain before descending to Sirdibas. Sirdibas offers excellent opportunity to witness the Buddhist culture. Cross the suspension bridge and make ascend to the Gurung village of Philim. Pass through Ekle Bhatti to reach Lokpa. This is the first village in Tsum Valley. Stay overnight in Lokpa.

Day 07: Lokpa to Chumling (2363m)
Agriculture is the chief occupation of people from Lokpa. Pass through the barley terraces in Lokpa and descend through forest. Cross the bridge and follow the steep stone steps uphill to the north before descending to Ghumlong (2130m). Continue walking through Ripchet and we will arrive at Siyar River. Crossing the log bridge, we will climb uphill to Chumling. Get majestic view of south face of Shingri Mountain.

Day 08: Chumling to Chhekampar (3010m)
Leave Chumling and cross the suspension bridge from where the trail takes us through crop fields to forest. The path offers striking views of Ganesh Himal at several points. Follow the trail to Rinjam and cross Serpu River. Moving further, we will ascend to Upper Tsum. We will reach Chhokangpar or Chhekampar which consists of two villages named Chhokang and Paro. The village offers close-up view of Ganesh Mountain.

Day 09: Chhekampar to Nile (3365m)
Chances of High Altitude Sickness prevail from Chhekampar onwards. We will visit the death place of great saint Lama Kongchog. Local people speak Tsumba language in this region. Head east and follow ascending trail to Rachen Gompa. Visit the nearby Milarepa cave. Crossing Shiyar River, we will walk through villages of Phurbe and Pangdun to arrive at Chhule. We will make final ascend for the day to Nile.

Day 10: Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m)
We will visit Dhephu Doma Nunnery before heading towards Mu Gompa. No males are allowed inside this nunnery. Walking along mani walls and chortens, we will head to Mu Gompa. This is one of the oldest monasteries in Tsum valley. Kalung and Bhajyo are other places of interest near Mu Gompa. Enjoy the sight of Lungdang glacier from Mu Gompa. This is the farthest Gompa in Manaslu.

Day 11: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3240m)
Mu Gompa is as far as we will go in Tsum region. So, we will return from Mu Gompa on 11th day.  Moving along the valley, we will reach Chhule. Continuing further, we will reach Phurbe. We will cross Siyar River and arrive at Rachen Gompa. Enjoy the view of Punchen Himal and stay overnight at Rachen Gompa. 

Day 12: Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2440m)
We will explore Rachen Gompa and head south from Gompa. Brief hike will take us to the bridge. We will cross the bridge and descend to Chhokang Paro. Moving further, we will arrive at Chumling. The trail continues to lower down to Gho. We will stop by the small Gompa and descend to Siyar River from where we will reach Dumje.  

Day 13: Dumje to Lung dang Gumpa (3200m)
There is a small school in Dumje. Walking along the school, the trail stretches into the forest of pine. We will exit the forest and follow steep trail decorated with prayer flags. We can get striking views of Manaslu Mountain and Ganesh Mountain on this day. We will make it to the nunnery of Lung dang Gompa.   

Day 14: Lung dang Gompa to Ripchet (2468m)
Descend from Lung dang Gompa that is decorated with prayer flags. The trail offers scenic views of Ganesh Mountain. The trail stretches uphill and downhill towards Rainjam. From Rainjam, the path continues to Ripchet where we will stay overnight in a teahouse. 

Day 15: Ripchet to Dovan (1070m)
After breakfast, we will leave Ripchet. Lower down from Ripchet. The trail progresses through dense pine forest that is rich in wildlife and vegetation. Descend to river. Crossing the river, we will make it to Dovan where we will stay overnight.

Day 16: Dovan to Soti Khola (720m)
Wake up early in the morning. After morning tea, we will make it to Dovan. Walk through the dispersed settlement in Khorlabesi to Soti River. The trail splits at Khorlabesi. We will follow the trail towards Arughat. We will make it to Soti Khola where we will stay overnight.

Day 17: Soti Khola to Arughat (535m)
Crossing the Soti River, we will pass through crop fields and settlements to make it to Arughat Bazaar. Arughat is the bustling marketplace. We will stay overnight at Arughat. 

Day 18: Arughat to Kathmandu
Tsum Valley Trek ends at Arughat. We will drive back to Kathmandu on this day. The road is scenic with views of rivers and mountains at the backdrop. We will stop by Malekhu to take taste of popular fish dish. You will be transferred to hotel in Kathmandu for pleasant stay.

Day 19: Departure
This is the last day of package. You will be assisted in your last minute preparation. Our representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport 3hours before  scheduled flight. Safe journey! See you soon!!

Cost includes

  • Airport Pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Tample, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
  • 3 – Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the Trek
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner ) during the Trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experience English –speaking and Government – licensed holder trek leader
  • Porter service (2 Trekker:  1 Porter)
  • Staff Costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Special permit fee for restricted Area Tsum Valley
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • All Local/Government Taxes
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  •  Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company 
Cost Excludes:                    
  • Nepal Visa fee 
  • International airfare to & from home town
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Equipments List

In our fully supported wilderness treks we provide the following equipment: tents, sleeping mats, excellent food, extensive first aid kit, toilet paper, private transport To & From the trek, conservation fees, trek permit, and other goodies.

SUGGESTED TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST

  • 1 Pair of hiking boots
  • 1 Medium size backpack
  • 1 Day pack
  • 1 Sleeping bag (-10 C)
  • 1 Down Jacket/Gore tax Jacket
  • 1 Light wind & water proof jacket
  • 1 Inner sleeping sheet
  • 2 Long sleeve T-shirts
  • 1 Water bottle
  • 1 Pair gaiters/over trousers
  • 1 Pair sport shoes or sandal
  • 2 Pairs light weight trousers
  • 1 Pair shorts
  • 1 Fleece / warm sweater
  • 2 T-shirts
  • 2 Pair’ light socks
  • 3 Pairs heavy wool socks
  • 1 Sweatshirts / light sweater
  • 1 Torch & spear batteries
  • 1 Swimming costume / bathing suits
  • 1 Medium size towel
  • 1 Washing kit including washing powder, small clothesline and pegs, insect repellents etc. & personal toiletries
  • Moleskin for blister
  • Swiss type of army knife
  • Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo
  • Personal medication.
  • Underwear (including thermals)
  • Warm hat/ gloves
  • Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream
  • Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes

You should satisfy that your cold weather clothing will keep you comfortable down to – 20 degree Celsius. Most of the items mentioned above can easily & cheaply be hired either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara (if you are travelling to the Annapurna Region). Similarly Namche Bazaar has also alike options.

 
 
 

Having spent 7 days with tourist link treks, I can honestly say that it was one of the most enjoyable, memorable life experiences I have ever had. It was my second time in Nepal and decided to go on a trekking/ jungle safari expedition. Wild is not the world. Although at times it was difficult and exhausting, I have n regrets in making the decision.
Last time I used tourist link treks services I took a tour around Tibet, which was out of this world. The service of the tour guides and their expertise knowledge of the areas we covered was amazing, and the team of people I was with was equally as great. Which is why I decided to use tourist link trek again for my next Nepalise adventure.
Since I had such a fun time on the last trip I decided to stick to trekking, and I’d heard from a friend of mine that the jungle safari was something that I would have really enjoyed. And they certainly were not wrong! I enjoyed every minute of it, and got some of the most amazing pictures I have ever taken. We rode on elephants for the duration of the time and came across wild like left right and center. Never have I been so close to these wild beings without there being some kind of cage, but being on top of an elephant I guess is the next safest thing lol..
So the safari was followed up AFTER the 25 days of trekking in Kanchenchunga, which as you can imagine was very tiring, but certainly enjoyable. The fresh air there was so nice, but my feet certainly payed the price. I had unfortunately acquired some rather large blisters on my right foot but carried on non the less. But let’s just say that I was relieved to spend the last part of the trip riding around on the back of an elephant lol..
All in all though I wouldn’t trade the experience I had with the team for anything! The people, the weather, the scenery was just simply amazing, and I feel that there are many more fun filled adventures to have with tourist link treks in the coming years, and I can’t wait!
 

Anna Nadia Bandura

Anna Nadia Bandura From Poland

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Having always fantasized about visiting Tibet, I decided recently to make my wish a reality. Having visited Nepal before and done some different treks with different trekking companies, I stumbled across Tourist Link Treks & Expedition (P.) LTD. A friend of mine had recommended them as being the cheapest most reliable tour company out of many others, and since I valued his judgment greatly I decided to give them a shot. Well, I certainly was not disappointed to say the least. I couldn’t believe the quote I got from them with everything included. It was nearly half the price! Of what I’d plan to budget for. At first the offer sounded abit too good to be true, but going with my gut instincts, my friends advise and the warm friendly reception I was greeted with other the phone with them, I decided to go for it. The tour consisted of a direct flight to the neighboring mountains, and a trek around the peaks of the Tibetan peaks. I knew I was amongst one of the wonders of the world where I was and had my camera on stand by to capture some of the most breath taking shots I have ever taken. There where moments where time just seemed to stand still, where the wild life seemed so in balance with its surroundings that we appeared to blend into their eco system. No fear, no negative vibes, just being, for as far as the eye could reach. A translucent depiction of what life is supposed to be like, or how it once was. Something was telling me, ‘this is how its supposed to be’
When your amongst such beauty, caught in a realm of timelessness, it is easy to get lost in what it is your doing. And when the hand on my shoulder was softly felt by the guide, it was back to reality I stumbled to.
Joe wakefield

Joe wakefield From Uk

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

I had an awesome trip, great price the best guide (Nigma Sherpa) and very strong happy porter. I did EBC kala pather, Gokyo, Gokyo RI good food good accommodation.   Learnt so much about the mountains, climbing the mountains, treated like a king. A very big thank you to Nigma sherpa always felt safe and in good hands thanks for organizing a great trip Hom at a great price.
Scott Blake

Scott Blake From Australia

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

My hasband and i am from Germany , we booked the poonhill trek with Tourist Link Treks . Our guide Elmi was really great , he told us lot of about Nepali culture , the life in the hills and about the Flora and Fanna . He cared a lot about us and always went into the Kitchens in the tea houses where we stoped to eat and drink to check whether everthing  was clean and well prepared .
Compared to the other guide , Elmi was really well prepared and equipment after the 4th day . I went sick and Elmi gave me medicine and managed to shorten our trip . He even carried my backpack when i was very weak . All we were very satisfied with our guide and the trek . The view from poonhill was amazing , Elmi explaned all the Mountain we could see . so it was a great pleasure and a very good choice 
Best regards : Julia & Sascha Michely 
julia & Sascha Michely

julia & Sascha Michely From Germany

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

We , two girls of arround 25 from the Netherlands , booked the Langtang Trek with Tourist Link Trek . we hired a guide and a porter , who took a lot of work out of our hands . The Langtang Trek was very beautiful and our guide had a lot of hummer . He made a new plan when one of us had an injury (ankle) , which was very nice . He told us about local traditional , mountain , animals ,history and local alcohol .
Our porter was never tired , he walked from our endpoint back to carry our other bags .
In short , amazing trip , good organisation .
Kind regards , Maartje and emmely
 
Maartje Verhoeven and Emmely Vender Steen

Maartje Verhoeven and Emmely Vender Steen From Netherlands

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Personally , i don't have that much experience with guide but i know that Raju is am 'A' calss guide , i'm almost certain that guy saved my life or ( my eyes feet etc ) my life times, he's a hardworking guy that will put all his effort on it to keep you going and to make you as comfortable as possible .
Handrik de peeker

Handrik de peeker From Holland

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

To Hom and Niraj ,
                               Thank you for an excellent and memoriable journey to the Everest Base camp .The itinerary was well planned and guide is very knowledge and attractive .

This is a trip of A lifetime and worth every ....much thanks and until next time , Will zeng


 
Will Zeng

Will Zeng From Australia

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

We had a trip organized by Tourist link from KTM to Langtang for 8 days . The price was excelent and we had great experience with our poter \ guide Elmi . He was a fantastic guide , helping us catch our bus in Ktm . All the way throught the trek until . We were back into Tourist link trek office in Ktm . Our trip was well organized , convenient and very enjoyable . I would recommend Tourist Link without a doubt !! Many Thanks  
Mark Stanley armstrong

Mark Stanley armstrong From Canada

Friday, September 12th, 2014

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Trip Details

Grading : Moderate
No. of Pax : +2 people above
Altitude Height : 3700M.
Trip Departure : Everyday
Activities : Trekking
Mode of Travel : Transport+Trek
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Destination : Nepal

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