Tsum Valley Trekking

Tsum Valley Trekking

Tsum Valley trekking is located between Ganesh Himal and Mount Manaslu, which is the northern part of Nepal. Tsum Valley is very newly opened (AD 2008) trekking in Nepal. Tsum Valley’s acquaintance with Tibet, natural beauty and its perfect culture make Tsum valley trekking excellent. The valley is uniquely rich in wildlife, especially the Himalayan Thar and Blue Sheep which congregate in herds of 50 to 200. Tsum valley trek also boasts some unique and historic monasteries, including Rachen Gumba and Mu Gumba, which lie on a pretty plateau nestled in the lap of the valley. Gumba Lungdang, situated at the base of a conical hill against the main slope of Ganesh Himal.

There are basic tea houses /guest houses and stay in Gomba (Monastery). The trekking is famous as Gomba Stay (stay with monks and nonks). However, every year building new hotels and restaurants as tourist interest and aspiration. Private rooms are available in most guest houses/ Lodge. Most bathrooms are shared. Every Guest house serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice, curry and lentil soup). All Guest Houses/ Gomba of our routes have a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Many of them have western food on the menu. Soft drinks, snacks, wine, bottled mineral water and beer are available in most of the guest houses and trail side restaurants.

Tsum Valley trekking route is the same as Manaslu circuit trekking until Deng which starts at Arughat. But nowadays the seasonal road goes to Sotikhola/Machhekhola. The Nepal Government is going to construct the road to the Tibet border so every year it continues building. It takes 6/7 hours to drive from Kathmandu to Aarughat and one hour drive to Sotikhola. Trekking trails follow the Budi Gandaki River all the way to Lakpa (the border of Manaslu and Tsum Valley route). After that, cross the river heading to the right side of Tsum valley. Asian Hiking Team Tsum valley trekking recommends to end the same way to Sotikhola /Arughat then drive to Kathmandu. But if you have interest and time you can continue trek to Manaslu Larkya pass (Manaslu circuit).

Day 01: Kathmandu to Sotikhola (690m), by Jeep/ Local Bus 6 -9 hours, overnight hotel (B/L/D).

Day 02: Sotikhola to Machhekhola (870m), 5-6 hours, Overnight Lodge /Tea house (B/L/D).

Day 03: MachheKhola to Jagat (1340m), 5-6 hours, Overnight Lodge /Tea house (B/L/D).

Day 04: Jagat to Philim (1,590m): 3 hours, Overnight in Lodge/Tea house (B/L/D).

Day 05: Philim to Chumling (2363m):6/7 hours, Overnight in Lodge/Tea house (B/L/D).

Day 06: Chumling to Chhokangparo (3010m): 5/6 hours, , Overnight in Lodge/Tea house (B/L/D).

Day 07: Chokhangparo to Nile /Chhule (3361m), 6/7 hours, Overnight in Lodge/Tea house (B/L/D).

Day 08: Nile/Chhule to Mu Gompa (3740m), 3 hours Overnight in Gomba (B/L/D).

Day 09: Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa (3240m) 3 hours, Overnight in Lodge/Tea house (B/L/D).

Day 10: Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2440m) 4 hours or Chhokangparo 5 hours, Overnight in Lodge/Tea house (B/L/D).

Day 11: Dumje for Phillim (1570m), 6-7 hours, Overnight in Lodge/Tea house (B/L/D).

Day 12: Phillim to Machhekhola (869m) 5-6 hours, Overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 13: Machhekhola to Sotikhola 4-5 hours, overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 14: Sotikhola to Arughat continues to Kathmandu by Local bus/Jeep, (B/L).

Note: You need one full official day in Kathmandu to collect permit with your orizinal passport.