Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley Trek is a trek to the remote himalayan region which was a restricted area untill recently. People from this valley are from Tibetan origin and follow the traditions and cultures as those of Tibetans.

 

Trip Cost Includes:

  • All ground transportation in private vehicles
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trek
  • All trekking permits
  • English speaking licensed trekking guide
  • Accomodation in hotels in Kathmandu and tea house lodges during trek

 

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1300 meters)

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure. 
Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

 

Day 02: Sightseeing Tour in Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath and Swoyambhunath Temple 

Our city tour includes the World Heritage Sites of Pashupatinath, one of the most famous Shiva temples in all of Asia where you’ll meet Hindu ascetics who have renounced all possessions; Bouddhanath, the spectacular and serene center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal with streams of prayer flags fluttering in the wind; and Swayambunath, the Monkey Temple perched on a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley with panoramic views of the city..
Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola

In the morning, we will begin our drive Soti Khola. On the way, we can see the changing landscape, terraced hillsides, and roadside towns as we make our way out of the Kathmandu Valley to the northwest. 

Overnight: Lodge in Soti Khola

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 04: Trek from  Soti Khola to Machha Khola

We follow the river to Machha Khola. Machha Khola which is a village named for the small stream below, with good fishing. 

Overnight: Lodge in Machha Khola

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 05: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat  (Elevation: 4,626 feet / 1410 meters; Hiking time: 7 hours)

We start our day with some short ups and downs, and head upstream to the tiny village of Khola Bensi and the hot springs coming from the rocks give this town gives its name, Tatopani which means hot water in Nepali language. We then climb a stone staircase over a ridge to Doban, which lies at the confluence of two rivers, one flowing from the east and the other from the west. Our campsite is still further along in a spacious flat field near to the Budhi Gandaki river. From Jagat we enter the Manaslu Conservation Area.

Overnight: Lodge in Jagat

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6: Trek from Jagat to Chisopani 1,660m/5,446ft 4-5 hrs

 
Day 07 Chisopani to Chumling 2,386m/7,828ft 6-7 hrs
 
Day 08 Chumling to Chokhangparo 3,010m/9,876ft 4-5 hrs
 
Day 9 Chokhangparo to Nile 3,361m/11,027ft 5-6 hrs
 
Day 10 Nile to Mu Gompa 3,700m/12,140ft 3 hrs
 
Day 11 Mu Gompa, sightseeing 3,700m/12,140ft
 
Day 12 Mu Gompa to Burgi Village via Milarepa cave 3,245m/10,647ft 5 hrs
 
Day 13 Burgi village -Chumling 2,386m/7,828ft 5-6 hrs
 
Day 14 Chumling to Philim 1,590m/5,217ft 6-7 hrs
 
Day 15 Philim to Khorlabesi 875m/2,871ft 6-7 hrs
 
Day 16 Khorlabesi to Soti Khola 710m/2,330ft 6-7 hrs
 
Day 17 Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu 1,350m/4,429ft 4 hrs

You spend the last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Overnight: Hotel in Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 18: Airport Transfer

Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.
Meals: Breakfast

 

IS THIS NOT WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ? DESIGN YOUR OWN TRIP

You can design your own trip exactly how you like it according to your requirements, travel dates and budget.

Please email us or call us at +977 9841414582 and we will happily organize your trip on the date appropriate for you.

 

Best Months

The springtime from March to May and the Autumn months from September to November is considered the best months for this Trekking.


 

Disclaimer

Your safety is our most important concern while traveling with Eve Holidays. Please note that adventure travel goes to the remote part of the mountain where weather conditions, health condition of team member, unexpected natural disasters and delay or cancellation of flights can affect the itinerary. Every effort will be made to keep to the itinerary but your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns, without any pre consultation with clients. So please be prepared to be flexible if required.

 

Nepal Tourist Visa & Visa Fee

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos with accurate USD for visa fee.

15 days - US $ 30.00 for 15 days single/multiple entry.
30 days - US $ 50.00 for 30 days single/multiple entry.
90 days - US $ 125.00 for 90 days single/multiple entry.
 
For more information please visit Department of Immigration of Nepal

 

Weather

Weather in the mountains is difficult to predict.  Spring season ( March to May) and Autumn ( September to November ) is considered the best months for Trekking. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for trekking, only issue is cold. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July, August) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a good choice for botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed.


Experience Required

Anyone who is fit and healthy and have a habit of walking for few of hours a day can do this trek. However walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance your stamina. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lungs and blood diseases are required to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Eve Holidays about the medical condition before booking the trek.

 

Acclimatization

All of Eve Holidays trekking itineraries are planned keeping in mind the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up at higher altitude too fast causes a medical condition called AMS which is serious enough to kill if neglected. We are well aware that it is essential to allow you sufficient time for acclimatization to minimize the risk. However it is important to remember that some people are more vulnerable than others.

 

Packing  List

It is recommended that you carry a light 35-50L rucksack with your personal belongings that you may need handy such as camera, hat, glasses, gloves, sun creams, first-aid kit, toothpaste/brush, soap/ towel, and other personal items.

To keep yourself hydrated at high altitude, always remember to carry water container with at least 1 litre of water in your backpack.  Around base camp you will need your down jacket.


Trekking Guides

All our trekking guides have received a 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Centre in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP).


Accommodation

We use standard rooms at star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, you stay in teahouses and lodges that generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. The toilets in tea houses provide essential and basic facilities and are always outside the room. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis.Single supplement will be provided on request and will cost an additional USD 200. Although single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation, it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.


Meals

While on trekking, meals are provided at Guesthouses and Lodges on the way in Kathmandu breakfast is provided in the hotel where you will stay. We make it sure that the food we provide is hygienic and at the same time suits your palate. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge where you will stay and lunch will be on the way. Foods cooked in lodges and guesthouses on the way are pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps.


Means of Transportation

We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing in Kathmandu and all land transportation. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, vans or alternatively 4WD SUVs. For Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight we use domestic airlines. 

 

Insurance Coverage

One MUST have travel insurance policy to join any of Eve Holidays trips. You must be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs and theft and loss). We don't arrange or sell insurance.

 

Contact Us

Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult us regarding any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at  +977 9841414582