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Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley Trek - Overview

Key Information

Trip Starts:

Kathmandu

Trip Finishes:

Kathmandu

Trek Difficulty:

Modarate

Destination:

Manaslu Region

Highest Elevation:

3700

Trekking Hours:

5-6 Hrs

Accommodation:

Hotel/Teahouse

Trip Duration:

13 Days

Number of Pax:

Max 15

Tsum Valley Trek with Himalaya Heart Treks and Expedition

Welcome to the mystical realm of the Tsum Valley, a hidden gem nestled in the heart of the Himalayas. Himalaya Heart Treks and Expedition invites you to embark on a journey of a lifetime, exploring a destination that seamlessly blends natural beauty with rich cultural heritage. Our Tsum Valley Trek offers a unique and immersive experience, taking you through breathtaking landscapes and charming villages that are off the beaten path.

About Tsum Valley:

Tsum Valley, often referred to as the "hidden valley," lies in the northern part of Gorkha District, surrounded by majestic peaks like Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Buddha Himal. This sacred valley was a restricted area until recently, preserving its pristine beauty and ancient traditions. The trek takes you through lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional Tibetan villages, providing a glimpse into a world untouched by modernity.

Why Choose Himalaya Heart Treks and Expedition:

At Himalaya Heart Treks and Expedition, we believe in creating not just treks but unforgettable experiences. Our team of experienced guides and support staff are dedicated to ensuring your safety, comfort, and a genuine connection with the destination. We take pride in offering personalized and eco-friendly trekking experiences that leave a positive impact on both you and the local communities.

Major Highlights of Tsum Valley Trek:

Scenic Landscapes:

  • Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of Tsum Valley, surrounded by snow-capped peaks, lush forests, and pristine rivers.

Cultural Immersion:

  • Encounter the unique culture of the Tsumpas, the indigenous people of the valley, who follow a distinct form of Buddhism. Visit ancient monasteries, chortens, and mani walls that speak volumes about the rich cultural heritage.

Mu Gompa - A Spiritual Haven:

  • Explore Mu Gompa, the largest monastery in the region, nestled against the backdrop of the Himalayas. Experience the tranquility and spirituality that permeate this sacred space.

Nurturing Hospitality:

  • Stay in traditional teahouses and experience the warm hospitality of the locals. Engage in cultural exchanges, sharing stories and laughter around the hearth.

Ganesh Himal Base Camp Hike:

  • Embark on a challenging yet rewarding hike to Ganesh Himal Base Camp, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. Feel the thrill of standing at the foothills of these majestic mountains.

Tsum Valley Conservation Area:

  • Traverse through the Tsum Valley Conservation Area, home to diverse flora and fauna. Spot wildlife like the Himalayan Thar, Blue Sheep, and a variety of bird species.

Larkya La Pass Adventure:

  • Conquer the Larkya La Pass (5,106m), a high mountain pass that rewards you with breathtaking vistas of the Manaslu and Annapurna mountain ranges.

Customized Itineraries:

  • Our trek itineraries are designed to provide an optimal balance between adventure and acclimatization, ensuring your safety and enjoyment throughout the journey.

Your Tsum Valley Trek Awaits:

The Tsum Valley Trek with Himalaya Heart Treks and Expedition is not just a trek; it's a voyage into the heart of a pristine Himalayan paradise. Allow our experienced team to guide you through this extraordinary adventure, where every step is a revelation and every moment is a celebration of nature and culture.

Contact us to plan your Tsum Valley Trek, and let the Himalayas unfold their secrets as you embark on an expedition that goes beyond the ordinary. Experience the magic of Tsum Valley with Himalaya Heart Treks and Expedition – your gateway to adventure, culture, and serenity.

Tsum Valley Trek Itinerary Expand All Close All

One of our team will be at the airport for the transfer to your hotel. We go over your tour in more detail and answer any questions you may have. The rest of the day is free to explore bustling Kathmandu.

Food
Welcome Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Preparation for Trek and Make Permit.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Start on your Tsum Valley adventure with a picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Machhi Khola. Traverse through diverse landscapes, soaking in the beauty of the journey. As the wheels turn, the anticipation for the Himalayan experience builds. Rest in Machhi Khola, a serene starting point for your trek.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
710

Begin your trek along the meandering Budhi Gandaki River. The trail leads through terraced fields and charming villages, setting the tone for the cultural and natural wonders ahead. Arrive in Jagat, a village adorned with traditional architecture, where each corner tells a story of the Himalayan way of life.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1410

Ascend further into the Tsum Valley, a realm of ancient traditions. The journey to Lokpa introduces you to the unique cultural tapestry of the region. Surrounded by nature's grandeur, you'll feel the valley's serene pulse as you settle into the higher altitudes.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2240

Continue your ascent to Chumling, a village resonating with Tibetan influences. The trails weave through pine forests and open up to panoramic views. Explore the monasteries and immerse yourself in the distinct cultural ambiance of Chumling.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2386

The trek to Chekampar reveals the changing landscapes of Tsum Valley. As you ascend, witness the Himalayan peaks unfold. Chekampar welcomes you with its charm and mountain vistas, offering a perfect blend of cultural richness and natural beauty.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3011

Continue your journey through the enchanting landscapes to Nile. The tranquility of the village, coupled with views of the Ganesh Himal range, makes for a captivating experience. Embrace the serenity and immerse yourself in the Himalayan allure.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3361

Start on a scenic hike to Mu Gompa, the spiritual heart of the region. The largest monastery stands against the backdrop of towering peaks. Feel the spirituality in the air as you absorb panoramic views, a testament to the sacred beauty of Tsum Valley.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3700

Descend to Chumling, retracing your steps through familiar trails. Take this opportunity to revisit the village, appreciating its cultural nuances and the warmth of its inhabitants.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2386

Trek down to Dovan, surrounded by lush forests and the sounds of nature. Descend into lower altitudes, where the air is filled with tranquility. Dovan offers a peaceful haven before concluding your trek.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2150

Conclude your Tsum Valley trek with a descent to Machhi Khola. The journey comes full circle as you drive back to Kathmandu. Reflect on the landscapes traversed, the cultures encountered, and the memories etched into the Himalayan canvas.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

We will drop TIA based on your Departure Time.

Food
Breakfast

Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick up & drop off on your arrival and departure
  • 2 Night Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Basic lodge accommodation during the trek
  • A professional trekking guide and necessary number of porters [one porter in between two people]
  • Special Trekking Entry permit and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Manaslu Conservation Permit 
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner during trek
  • Road transportation
  • Emergency rescue arrangement (Make sure your insurance will cover it)
  • Insurance for guide that includes their emergency rescue
  • First aid kits

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Alcohol and any drinks on the trip
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • All expenses of a personal nature e.g. toilet paper, medicines, and confectionery etc.
  • Private transport if needed
  • Any other cost raised by unforeseen circumstances

Tsum Valley Trek Altitude Profile

FAQs

What is the Tsum Valley Trek, and why is it special?

The Tsum Valley Trek is a mesmerizing journey through the remote Tsum Valley in the Manaslu region of Nepal. It is renowned for its cultural richness, ancient monasteries, and stunning Himalayan landscapes. The trek offers a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural exploration.
 

How long is the Tsum Valley Trek?

The Tsum Valley Trek typically takes around 20 days, including the trekking days, acclimatization, and travel to and from Kathmandu.

What is the maximum elevation reached during the trek?

The highest point of the Tsum Valley Trek is the Larkya La Pass, which stands at an elevation of 5,106 meters (16,752 feet).

Is a special permit required for the Tsum Valley Trek?

Yes, the Tsum Valley is a restricted area, and a special permit is required. Himalaya Heart Treks and Expedition will assist you in obtaining the necessary permits for a hassle-free trek.

What is the best time to undertake the Tsum Valley Trek?

The best times for the Tsum Valley Trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is stable, and the skies are clear.

What level of fitness is required for the trek?

The Tsum Valley Trek is considered a moderate to strenuous trek. Good physical fitness and prior trekking experience are recommended. Regular cardiovascular exercises and strength training will enhance your trekking experience.

What is the accommodation like during the trek?

Accommodations in the Tsum Valley are basic but comfortable. Tea houses and lodges along the trail provide a cozy place to rest, with communal dining areas and shared facilities.

Is it possible to customize the Tsum Valley Trek itinerary?

Yes, Himalaya Heart Treks and Expedition can customize the itinerary to suit your preferences, adjusting the duration, pace, and side trips based on your requirements.

Are there age restrictions for the Tsum Valley Trek?

While there is no strict age limit, participants should be in good health and physically fit. It's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before undertaking the trek, especially for individuals with pre-existing health conditions.

How do I book the Tsum Valley Trek with Himalaya Heart Treks and Expedition?

You can contact Himalaya Heart Treks and Expedition through their official website, email, or phone to inquire about availability, pricing, and booking details. Their experienced team will guide you through the process and address any questions or concerns you may have.

Useful Information

The best time to Tsum Valley Trek

The best time to embark on the Tsum Valley Trek with Himalaya Heart Treks and Expedition is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. These periods offer the most favorable weather conditions for trekking, providing clear skies, stable temperatures, and stunning views. Here's a breakdown of the best times to undertake the Tsum Valley Trek:

Spring (March to May):

  • Weather: Spring is one of the optimal times for the Tsum Valley Trek. The weather is mild, with daytime temperatures ranging from 10°C to 25°C (50°F to 77°F) in lower altitudes.
  • Flora and Fauna: The trekking trails come alive with blooming rhododendrons and other wildflowers, adding vibrant colors to the landscapes.
  • Views: Clear skies offer excellent visibility of the surrounding mountains, providing breathtaking views.

Autumn (September to November):

  • Weather: Autumn is another ideal time, with stable weather conditions and comfortable temperatures. Daytime temperatures range from 5°C to 20°C (41°F to 68°F) in lower altitudes.
  • Post-Monsoon Views: The monsoon rains clear the skies, resulting in crystal-clear views of the Himalayan peaks.
  • Cultural Festivals: You may have the opportunity to witness local festivals and cultural events.

During these seasons, the trekking trails are more accessible, and the risk of precipitation is lower, making for a safer and more enjoyable trekking experience. Keep in mind that the Tsum Valley is a restricted area, and obtaining the necessary permits is crucial, regardless of the time of year. Always check current weather conditions and obtain up-to-date information before planning your trek. Himalaya Heart Treks and Expedition can provide valuable insights and assistance in planning your Tsum Valley adventure.

Trip Cost

US$ 985 per/person

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