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Tsum valley Trekking

Start from US$ 1436 1149 Group Discount

No. of people Price Per Person
0 - 1 US $1273 US$
2 - 3 US $1149 US$
4 - 5 US $1119 US$
6 - 7 US $1099 US$
8 -9 US $1084 US$
10 + US $1069 US$
  • 19 Days
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 2 - 3 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Private / Public Vehicle

Accommodation: Teahouse+Homestay+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 3,700m

Activities: Trekking, Cultural Tour

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Tsum valley Trekking way takes us over the Tsum valley and could be an alternate trekking track in Nepal. Function starting late this area was hindered to trekkers. In any case, comprehension the potential for business step all through this region, the Nepalese government opened this area for vacationers. Tsum valley trekking locale is well off in social legacy and that we will see blended pack of Chortens, Gumbas and Mani dividers every single through this trek.

As to start, the 'Abominable figure " or "Yeti" has been evidently seen all through this remote land The Tsum valley is besides home to a voyage track as an eventual outcome of its acknowledged that the magnificent Buddhist Guru Milarepa had once reflected inside the mountain surrenders of this valley. We have a tendency to conjointly get to take off to the extremely popular trademark hot springs in Tatopani all through this trek. It’s acknowledged that the later water of the previously stated springs cure any positively hypersensitivities joined with our skin. In this manner, it’s conjointly offered in Tsum valley trekking. Tsum valley is acknowledged to be one around Buddhism's sacred concealed valleys, and in and of itself and this trekking holds crucial later houses betwixt remote villages.

For numerous years, individuals there have relied on upon subsistence agribusiness, touching swarms of yak, and exchange with Tibet. The routes twist past sq. Chortens and stores of stones hand-slice with Buddhist demands to God and divinities. Individuals still improve grain and have a tendency to their yaks. Tsum Valley Trek is opened for business undertaking uniquely 3 years past which is strong socially and environmentally with animating excellence and gigantic mountain sees. People's culture and tradition is still untouched by modern world. They are following cultivate and livestock method from their ancestor.  As unique custom and culture of Tsum Valley, still there are some real testimonials, people who are practices Polyandry marriage system.

Tsum Valley Trip start from Arughat Bazaar after drive from Kathmandu and following  the Budhi Gandaki River  through the Sotikhola, Machhakhola, Tatopani, Dhovan, Jagat, Phipim, Lokpa, Chumling, Chhekamparo,  Rachen Gumpa, Chu Le Nele and back to same way to Khorlabesi then heading to the historic villages Barpak and Laprak via Singla Pass. This trip can do minimum two weeks just visit the Mugumpa (3,700m) and can extend four weeks trip, visit at less touristic area Gumbalungdang (3,200m) and Ganesh Himal Base Camp an elevation of 4,800 meters.  This trip can do even winter season also due to no need to cross any high pass, the highest point of Tsum Valley Trip is Mu Humba an elevation of 3,700 meters.  But  mid of September to November and mid March to May are best time for this trip.

As a restricted area Trekking, basically for Tsum Valley Trip need minimum two people to group. But as we are local trekking agency from Gorkha, we can organize solo trip also by group join permit and do your private trek. Come and join Nepal Mother House for the excellent services as we believe that client’s satisfaction holds a great meaning to us. With our experienced and qualified trekking team, we ensures you have wonderful experience and holiday to remember whole your life time.

Trip Highlights

  • Recently open Restricted Area Trek in Nepal through the beautiful landscape.
  • Unique Cultural, rarely flora and fauna and Religious believer’s with Mountains vista.
  • Powerful Lama, ancients Mu Gumba, Rachen Gumba, Mileripa Cave with amazing foot print.
  • Nearby Tibet border; language of here and tradition is similar of Tibetan.
  • An amazing view including world 8th highest Mt. Manaslu (8,163m) and other so on. 
  • 7 to 8 hours Scenic drive Kathmandu to Arughat Bazzar by bus or private vehicles.
  • Visit sacred place Gumbalungdan and Ganesh Himal Base Camp at elevation of 4,800 meters.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu.

Day 02:Trekking preparation and permit paper work day.

Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (535m) -8 to 9 Hours

Day 04:Trek Arughat to Soti Khola (720m) -6 to 7 Hours

Day 05:Trek Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m) -6 to 7 Hours

Day 06:Trek Machha Khola to Thulo Dhunga(1,250m) -6 to7 Hours

Day 07:Trek Thulo Dhunga to Philim (1,570 m) -5 to 6 Hours

Day 08:Trek Philim to Chumling (Lower Tsum) (2,361m)-7 to 8 Hours

Day 09:Trek Chumling to Chhekampar (Upper Tsum) (3,010 m) -5 to 6 Hours

Day 10:Trek Chhekampar to Chhule-Nile (3,361m), visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave on the way -5 to 6 Hours

Day 11:Trek Chhule-Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700 m), visit Dhephyudonma Gompa (4,060 m) -2 to 3 Hours

Day 12:Trek Mu Gompa to Dumje (2,405m) -7 to 8 Hours

Day 13:Trek Dumje to Philim (cross Ripchet) (1,570 m) -6 ½ to 7 ½ Hours

Day 14:Trek Philim to Tatopani (875m) -6 to 7 Hours

Day 15:Trek Tatopani to Machha Khola (930m) -3 to 4 Hours

Day 16:Trek Machha Khola to Soti Khola (720m) – 5 to -6 Hours

Day 17:Soti Khola to Arughat Bazar (535m) -6 to 7 Hours

Day 18:Drive from Arughat Bazar to Kathmandu (1,350m) -8 to 9 Hours

Day 19:Your own destination.

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Cost Include

  • Free Airport picks up and drops all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Star level 3 nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu twin bed sharing with BB Plan.
  • Necessary paperwork and Trekking permit fee for [I] MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project) Trekking, [II] Tsum Valley Restricted Area permit Fee [III] TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System).
  • All ground Transport for group (Kathmandu to Arughat local bus & Arughat/ Sotikhola  to KTM / Pokhara by Micro /Local bus.
  • Trekking equipments (worm down jackets, sleeping bag & Duffle Bag) during the trekking if needed.
  • Nepal Mother House T-shirt /Cap and Appreciation Card of Trip.
  • Three times meals (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner), tea coffee in a cup each meal during trek.
  • Soft & comfort private accommodation Entire Mountain twin bed sharing with share toilet.
  • English speaking friendly a Guide (Government license holder) his/her food, accommodation, transportation, salary, equipment.
  • A porter (between every 2 person basic) carries max.20-25 kg. Plus their food, accommodation, wage, insurance, all transportation.
  • Guide & porters insurance for their happy journey.
  • A Trekking Map of Manaslu Trip for a Group.
  • Supplementary snacks (cookies, fresh fruits) on the Trek.
  • One Sherpa (assistance guide) if group size more than 6 people. Plus their food, accommodation, wage, insurance and equipments.
  • First Aid medical kit during trip & welcome and fare well program.
  • Tourist service charge, vat, Governments Tax and official expanse if necessary.

Cost Exclude

  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Chocolate, Cookies, desert, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek.
  • Your travel Insurance and evacuation (compulsory) & meals at Kathmandu..
  • If incase, flight cancel and charter helicopter or plane.
  • Tipping for Guide & porter, donation for school or monastery.
  • Personal expenses like Shopping, souvenirs or gift, personal mountaineering gears.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.
  • International airfare, airport departure tax and Visa fee.
  • Things which not mention above our services.
  • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu.

Trip Note

If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements. 

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu.Upon arrival at international airport, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport assist and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 02 : Trekking preparation and permit paper work day. Trekking preparation and permit organize day. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.

Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (535m) -8 to 9 Hours Our Guide and porter will come to your hotel at 6:00 am. Then we head to Arughat by bus or Land Cruiser (depending on group size) - a very scenic drive. While passing the ridge of Kathmandu Valley, you catch a glimpse of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal, other magnificent views, and terraces and green hills. After Dhading Bisi or Gorkha Bazaar the road is difficult because of the poor condition of the road. To get to Arughat through the Gorkha Bazaar or Dhading Besi depends on your time and desires. The village of Arughat is in two parts, on opposite sides of the Buri Gandaki. Arughat Bazaar is large, clean and prosperous with hotels and shops selling clothes, food, and hardware. Stay overnight at Tea House or Tented camp.

Day 04 : Trek Arughat to Soti Khola (720m) -6 to 7 Hours After having breakfast, we trek to Soti Khola following banding Bdhigandaki river bank. Along the way we enjoy splendid views of Shringri Himal and local’s livelihood. The trail goes through the Gurung and Magar villages, past fields and cascading waterfalls, until we reach Soti Khola. We set up camp on the banks of the Soti Khola (river) or stay in a Tea house.

Day 05 : Trek Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m) -6 to 7 Hours Today our trek from Soti Khola to Machha khola (Fish River) goes through rice fields and scenes of local life. Machha Khola is a village situated above a stream named Budahigandaki. We camp for the night at a campsite or find some tea house.

Day 06 : Trek Machha Khola to Thulo Dhunga(1,250m) -6 to7 Hours The trail involves some steep ascents and descents to the Doban. The trail gives the glimpses of diversity of flora & fauna, and people with different religions and cultures. We ascend a well crafted staircase over a ridge to Doban. Doban means confluence of streams, where Shiar Khola comes from the east and the Sarpu khola meet from the west. We set up our camp here or stay overnight at tea house.

Day 07 : Trek Thulo Dhunga to Philim (1,570 m) -5 to 6 Hours After a hot breakfast our journey leads us to ascend a rugged rocky trail. Then we climb up and down ravines and notched trees. Several waterfalls on both side of the Budhi Gandaki river and hundred species of birds in the forest makes our trip very enjoyable. Liding, Machhakhola, Jagat, and Philim provide the unique hospitality with culture and religion. During this trekking the narrow valley shaped by Budhi Gandaki provides magnificent vistas of Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal and Himal Chuli, as we continue up to the large Gurung village and fields of corn and millet. There are several good campsites here and we can set up camp surrounded by alder, blue pine and poplar trees or stay at the tea house.

Day 08 : Trek Philim to Chumling (Lower Tsum) (2,361m)-7 to 8 Hours The trail goes up through Philim and heads up over a ridge that leads to Ganesh Himal Base camp and Chumling (Lower Tsum). We camp for the night at Chumling. Each individual can enjoy themselves with songs of birds and the roaring sound of river. There are several good campsites at Chumling to camp at our stay overnight at a local house.

Day 09 : Trek Chumling to Chhekampar (Upper Tsum) (3,010 m) -5 to 6 Hours After breakfast, we trek to Chhekampar. Upper Tsum valley (part of the inner Himalaya) opens from Chhekampar/Chhekamparo. This village situated on flat land and made up of two settlements Chhekam and Paro. From the valley, we have view of Ganesh Himal range in front to the south where it provides spectacular views of the Baudha and Himal Chuli peaks to the southwest. Some households in this village practice polyandry. We stay overnight here.

Day 10 : Trek Chhekampar to Chhule-Nile (3,361m), visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave on the way -5 to 6 Hours On the way we pass the Piren Phu cave. Piren Phu (pigeon cave) is one of the most sacred caves in the Tsum valley. It is located at the foot of a rugged cliff near the village of Burji. Milarepa, the famous Tibetan saint, was believed to have meditated here. There are two separate monasteries attached to the rocky cave. Richly painted Buddhist murals, excellent artistic scripts carved on stones, long prayer flags and significant Buddhists paper scripts make this cave one of the most important socio-cultural asset in the valley. Beautiful views can be had at the Shiar Khola, Rachen Gumba, the mountains and settlements amidst this vast agricultural land. This is the last village heading north of the upper Tsum Valley. Stay overnight.

Day 11 : Trek Chhule-Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700 m), visit Dhephyudonma Gompa (4,060 m) -2 to 3 Hours After breakfast, the trail gradually ascends to Mu Gompa (1895 AD), the largest monastery in the region and farthest point in the Tsum valley. The monastery houses religious books, including the Tibetan canon (Kangyur), a life sized statue of Avalokiteshwara (the Bodhisattva of Compassion), and images of Guru Padmasambhava and Tara. Chosyang Tal is about two to three hours uphill. Then we visit Dephyudonma Gumba, one of the oldest monasteries in the Tsum Valley situated in rugged mountains, a 2 hr walk from the village of Chule and Nile. The history of this monastery is directly associated with the dawn of Buddhism in the valley. The monastery is run by Lama Serap of Nile Ladrang from the Kangin sect. There are a few campsites and drinking water facilities.

Day 12 : Trek Mu Gompa to Dumje (2,405m) -7 to 8 Hours We take the trail to Rachen Gompa nunnery. It is situated in the Shiar Khola Valley in the foothills of the mountains bordering Nepal and Tibet. Rachen Gumba was established in the year 1905 AD and is one of the largest nunneries in the Tsum valley. It is belonging to the Ngak-pa sect. The nunnery houses one thousand clay, mud statues of Avalokiteshwara, a brightly colored, carved throne and pillar, and a large prayer wheel. The interior is richly painted with murals about Buddhism and its history. Today, we proceed towards Dumje, is small and scattered settlements with some houses and adjoining cattle sheds. Dumje is a wide and flat land, good for cultivation especially barely and potatoes. Here patches of purple hued amaranth interspersed with fields of brown barley, dozens of yaks grazing in grassy meadows, rustic stone houses hugging the trail, long stretches of hand carved Mani stones and stacked Mani walls, ancient villages dotting the landscape, rock Chortens perched high on ridges, snow-capped Himalayan peaks scratching the deep blue sky, high remote mountain passes threading into Tibet, maroon-robed Buddhist monks and nuns fingering prayer beads, and hard-working kind-hearted villagers warmly welcome you into this scenic and soaring valley where Tibetan culture is still celebrated today.

Day 13 : Trek Dumje to Philim (cross Ripchet) (1,570 m) -6 ½ to 7 ½ Hours After breakfast, we are heading to Philim and cross Ripchet. We pass one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Lower Tsum Valley, Samba Tingding Chhupyang. This is the village which lies along the trial from Gumpa Laundang to Philim. The houses are completely built from stone and roofs are pine wood. The houses are arranged in linear pattern along the trial. There are a remarkable numbers of Mani walls, Chortens and gateway chortens. We make camp in Philim for overnight stay.

Day 14 : Trek Philim to Tatopani (875m) -6 to 7 HoursFrom Phillim we trek to Tatopani (hot springs) about 6 to 7 hours, most of the trail is downhill. A survivor has built a botanic garden and nice lodge from which he sells his organic coffee. Goat herders passing through this area where the distinctive smoke-browned capes called Bokkhu made famous in the book Honey Hunters of Nepal. Continue up and down over a couple of ridges to Tatopani (930m; ‘hot water’) where there are hot water spouts under the sheer cliffs that provide a delightful evening shower and soft skin due to natural minerals. There are two simple teahouses close to the springs, which might be smoky, and one further up. Sleep to the sound of water while refusing to think about earthquakes. You can relieve your tired muscles from many days by soaking yourself in the hot spring. We make camp here for overnight stay or stay in local house.

Day 15 : Trek Tatopani to Machha Khola (930m) -3 to 4 HoursThis is easy day trip to Machha Khola (Fish Stream) about 4 hours walk down through the Bhudhigandaki River bank. You may spend sometime in the Hot spring again. Continue down-river; most of the trail goes through the Bhudhigandaki river bank across sandy flats, but as you the mountain sometime you need to descend and at other times climbing on the gravel riverbed, passing through Khoralabesi (970m) where there is a good tea house. Large Gurung villages are way above while the track passes few houses, like lower Khorlabeshi (960m) which was largely destroyed by a huge rock slip two and half decade ago.

Day 16 : Trek Machha Khola to Soti Khola (720m) – 5 to -6 HoursToday, we pass through terraced fields and tropical waterfalls cascading off soaring cliffs, rivers tumbling wildly down precipitous gorges and finally set up camp at the Soti Khola a Gurung Village. We stay overnight at tea house.

Day 17 : Soti Khola to Arughat Bazar (535m) -6 to 7 Hours This is our last day trip, as we make our way from Soti Khola to Arughat Bazaar; we come to the last leg of our journey. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 18 : Drive from Arughat Bazar to Kathmandu (1,350m) -8 to 9 Hours We will be ready at 6:00 in the morning to have breakfast. We will drive back to Kathmandu through the road passing terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, high hills and along the same road. It takes about 8 to 9 hours (roughly) to reach your hotel in Kathmandu by bus/private car.

Day 19 : Your own destination. In this pleasant day you may have full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Today is day of ending your journey, so we would like offer you farewell dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant and hand over you Trip Certificate, Trekking Permit and TIMS Card for memory of Nepal trip. Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure flight/drive. Our assist will be transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.


Except fixed departure date, we have every day departure according to your requirements. 

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Useful Info

Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:

  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
  • Make sure your passport valid date during your travel and consult about visa processing.
  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
  • Inform your friend and family about your trip and itinerary details.
  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
  • Buy insurance which will cover all overseas medical, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
  • Make reservations with advance payment, especially during peak season, for trip, accommodations and local guides.
  • Call your bank for debit- and credit-card to let them know about fees and your travel destination. Get your bank’s emergency phone number if you have a problem.
  • Visit the doctor for your health report and take medicine and vaccine accordingly.
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
  • Never step over anyone feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass.
  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

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