Tsum Valley Trek-16 Days 16 Days

USD $1700/Person
Trip Code : KAT/MNSL02
Accomodation : Camping
Duration : 16  Days
Grading : Moderate
Max Altitude : 3910 M
Activity : Natural wonders
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu

Overview

Tsum Valley is one of worlds remotest himalayan valley which was restricted region until recently. The People of Tsum valley or Tsumbas belong to Tibetan origin with their own ancient form of dialect, art, culture and religion. Tsum Valley is new trail for trekking , only camping trek was possible after it was open for trekkers in 2008, however there have been build some simple guest houses and home stay accommodation is available along the trail now,but we the Khumbu Alpine travel do only camping base trek.This is for  those who are interested to know about the culture, people, lifestyle of remote area of Nepal  then Khumbu Alpine Travel will organize trip to Tsum Valley and it is ideal. Very few adventure travelers have made it to this high and mysterious valley, which used to be an important trade link with Tibet . The region is still less  exposed in comparison to other tourist areas, with relatively virgin and less beaten paths in comparison to the more popular regions. The Tsumbas have  their own way of family lifestyle, which may be quite surprising for many outsiders, All the brothers in the family are married to  a single girl, what you may call a practice of polyandry.We follow the same trail of Manaslu Circuit trek for Tsum Valley trek also. We pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers. We will be blessed with an  opportunity to visit ancient Gompas, lake, Ramchen, Mu and Dephydonma and at the same time enjoy the warm hospitality of the villagers of this region. The trek to Tsum Valley takes us into the majestic surroundings of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges. We also visit the ancient Buddhist Gombas of the region including the Milarepa's Cave.

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Visit of Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa and Milarepa Cave
  • Spectacular himalayan views
  • Opportunity to explore the various cultures, traditions and life styles of remote mountain people
  • Experience of camping trek
  • Visit of very remote area and different landscape bordered with tibetan plateu
  • Explore the buddhist monastries and ancient gompas, stupas and mani walls
  • Sightseeing of UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to the hotel (1400 Mtr/4592 Ft)


   

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu, Trek to Soti Khola (710 Mtr/2328 Ft)


  

Day 3: Trek to Tatopani (990 Mtr/3247 Ft)


   

Day 4: Trek to Philim (1,570 Mtr/5150 Ft)


   

Day 5: Trek to Chumling (2,390 Mtr/7839 Ft)


   

Day 6: Trek to Nile (3,360 Mtr/11020 Ft)


   

Day 7: Trek to Mu Gompa (3,910 Mtr/12825 Ft)


   

Day 8: Exploring Mu Gompa (rest day)


   

Day 9: Trek to Burgi Village (3,245 Mtr/10644 Ft)


   

Day 10: Trek to Chumling (2,390 Mtr/7839 Ft)


   

Day 11: Trek to Philim (1,570 Mtr/5150 Ft)


   

Day 12: Trek to Dovan (1,080 Mtr/3542 Ft)


   

Day 13: Trek to Soti Khola(710 Mtr/2328 Ft)


  

Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu & Transfer to the hotel


   

Day 15: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley


   

Day 16: Transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport for final departure


   

What's included

  • All airport/hotel pick ups and drops within Nepal
  • All trekking permits, TIMS card, Government and local taxes for the trek
  • All Meals (Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner ) During the trek
  • 3 Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced English speaking and government licensed trekking guide
  • Porter Services(2 Trekkers : 1 Porter)
  • Medical kit
  • Insurance for Nepali Staffs
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket for the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Staffs Cost including their Salary, food , accommodation and equipments

What's not included

  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Personal Trekking gears
  • International Flight fare
  • Lunch and Dinner in the city , extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and early return from the trek due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary
  • Any rescue cost
  • Tips for Guide and Staffs
  • Personal Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses as phone calls, laundry , Bar, Battery charge, extra porter, shower and bottled water
  • Helicopter charter flight

Good to Know

1) Physical Fitness
One should be physically fit  before to do the any trekking and mountaineering. It is long hike so without any training the first two/three days will tough for you. So some basic physical fitness like  squat, Mountain climbers ( which can be done in home),running,biking , stair climbing,and swiming will help lot to do trekking  in the mountains, so it is highly recommanded  2/3 months prior to your departure for the trekking or mountaineering.

(2)Foods and Drinks
While in the mountain,  it is highly recommanded you to drink plenty of fluids like water,soups, teas  as well as foods. We will provide the sufficient and hygiene food as per your choice in whole trek.However some private snacks as chocolates bars, cookies are also highly recommanded which you can take from kathmandu or you can buy on the way in lodges or in shops.

(3)Drinking water
One should drink at least 3-4 litres of water every day in order to get  hydrated the body which helps lot to be away from altitude sickness.Although bottled waters are not highly recommanded as well as we are environmentally sensitive.  We highly recommend you to carry the reusable water bottle and  buy boiled water in lodges/teahouse which also makes your sleeping bag very warm while going to bed, to use sterpin or take chlorine or iodine tablets  to purify the drinking water and there is facility of filtered water on the way  for Rs 50 Per litre( equivalent to 50 Cents).

(4)Best time to Travel
Spring ( Mar-May)and Autumn ( Sep- Nov) are  known as best months to trek in Nepal becuase of the stable clear dry skies which permits to enjoy the spectacular mountain views but mostly lodges, hotels and trails are busy and crowded. Spring season is pleasant and suitable with warm tempreture for trekking and climbing the big mountains as well. At this time in every mountain there will be groups to climbing and conquering the summits. Untill end of october, the tempreture will be mild cold. Weather will be stable with clear blue sky, dry at the same time you will get the chance to experience the many hidus festivals like dashain and Tihar. In spring the rhododendron forest covering the whole area in Tsum valley and Manaslu region.Winter and summer are also good if you would prefer less crowdy, and ready to face the some challanges like snow, cold, and rain.Even in winter weather will always be clear but the these three months are coldest month of the year and sometimes snow falls. In Summer, It is very good to do trekking, tempreture will be warm, those who are keen to botanist, summer is the best but the due to unstable weather the views of mountains are very rare.

5) Altitude Sickness
Trekking in Tsum valley a popular   trekking in Nepal which is recently opened route.In high altitude , the mass of oxygen will be less, so everyone feels difficult to breath as well as mild headache, dizziness etc.This is one of the biggest challanges in mountain.In the altitude, there are many rules to make our body adaptable to the  altitude. Acclimatization is one of the important factor  to adjust our body get used to the altitude. All our itineries are designed with proper acclimatization.The most important rules that we have to follow in altitude is walk slowly, keep drinking plenty of  fluids as water , soups etc to make our body hydrated, and keep our body warm. Our staffs and guide will always do their best  as they can, eventhough incase of any sickness,injury one should avoid their rest trip and should come down.

(6)Travel Insurance
It is compulsory to buy the proper travel insurance policy with genuine insurance company, it should cover the emergency helicopter evacuation as well as medical treatment incase of severe injury or sickness and Policy  should include coverage at the altitudes up to 5500 Mtr

(7)Bag pack and duffel bag
Our duffel bag should be maximum 15kg including hand bag. Only the neccesary things should be packed and the stuffs which are not neccesary on trek will be stored in hotel in Kathmandu.One porter will carry max 30 Kg,among two clients one porter will be provided.

(8)Internet Connectivity and cell phone Signal
As per your arrival in Kathmandu airport, there you can buy nepalese Sim card ncell or you can buy anywhere around city. In Manaslu region Ncell signal works for phone call as well as internet connectivity in  some part of places.As per your arrival in Kathmandu airport, there you can buy nepalese Sim card ncell or you can buy anywhere around city. In Manaslu region Ncell signal works for phone call as well as internet connectivity in  some part of places. And Internet also works only in some places.

(9)Entry/Exit  from Arughat
Arughat is entry and exit point of Tsum valley trek. We drive to Arughat and same way we will back to Kathmandu.

(10)Sanitation
In mostly places toilet are  common and need to use the same toilet  using by everyone else. Mostly place there may not be available of hand washing water, so highly recommend to take hand sanitizer by yourself and most importantly toilet papers or wet tissue paper should always  be in your day bag.

(11)TIMS and Conservation Area  permit
To enter in Manaslu region  you have to buy several permits which are shown in down below. We are entering Manaslu region as well as Annapurna region , so we have to take permit for both area.This trek starts in Manaslu region and end in Annapurna region. All Permit cost will be included in trip cost.Your guide will manage everything. For that you have to provide  2 passport sized photos.

Tsum valley Permit (Trekking permit of Tsum Valley)
From Sepember to November US$35 for first 8 days
From December to August US$25 for first 8 days

Manaslu Conservation Area Project permit – Rs. 2,000 

(12)Guiding and staffing

In Manaslu region average walk per day is 6-7 hours. Leisurely and pleasant guiding will definitely take you to destination.  More you gaining altitude more hard to walk.Your experieced guide and porter will always be there to help you in every moment.Guide is the key factor for the every challanging in mountain so one should follow the instruction of guide pleasantly.Every day after dinner your guide will do brief about the next days trip.

(13) Budgeting
 Budegeting depends upon many factors specially in Kathmandu where there are too many choices.Hotels in Kathmandu include in trip cost on basis of BB plan. So average expenses per day in Kathmandu will be Rs 2000 for lunch and Dinner, if you prefer some other activities as  drinks, to do massage, or to go in bar/pub Rs 5000 ( equivalent to USD 50 ) is enough. On the trek, all the meals and hot drinks will be provided by company, Extra expeses as Hot shower, battery charging, wifi, boiled water for bottle, extra snacks  bars, Soft drinks and hard drinks should borne by  oneself,In average Rs 2000(eqivalent to 20 USD) is enough on the trek. Finally  few tipping is highly recomended and compulsory in the last day to your guide and porter as per your budgeting.

14)  Clothings and gears

Head

    Warm Hat
    Cap
    Face Mask / Muffler


Upper Body:


    Wind stopper/Waterproof Jacket
    Down Jacket
    Fleece Jacket/ trousers
    Thermol
    T-shirts
    Woolen gloves/Water/wind proof gloves


Lower Body

    Trekking Trousers(light weight long Paint)
    Underwear
    wind stopper/waterproof Paint
    Fleece or woolen pants


Feet

    Thin Lightwear/heavy poly or wool Socks
    Sandals
    Trekking Boot
    Gaiters
    Spare Shoes


Accessories

    Medium Rucksack (50-70 Ltr)
    Small Day Pack
    Personal Medical Kit
    Chapstick/Sunscreen
    Water bottle
    Large Duffel bag
    Trekking Pole
    Spare batteries for Camera and Flash Light
    Hand Towel
    Head lamp with extra Batteries
    Sun Glasses with UV protection
    Suitcase (For stored in Kathmandu hotel for not needed   items for trek)

 

FAQ

1)Why to go trekking in Tsum valley Trek ?
Mount Manaslu is the 8th highest mountain in the world.We can see the great view mount Manaslu from very near. Every year many climbers come to conquer the summit of Mount Manaslu. Tsum valley is popular for mountain as well as its people, unique geographical structure, traditionl culture customs, historical monasteries.
2)What is the best seasons to trekking in Tsum valley trek?
In Nepal, there are four different seasons such as Spring, Summer, Autumn and winter. Spring and Autumn are  most popular for trekking in  Nepal.But the best season of your travel might be differ as per your purpose and your suitable time for travelling in Nepal. You can read more about the most favorable seasons in our link below http://www.khumbualpinetravel.com/nepal-travel-guide.html
3)What permit do I need for the Manaslu Circuit trek?
Tsum valley is restricted area, so we have to take permits as below.

Gorkha Tsum Valley Area

Sirdibas-Lokpa-Chumling-Chekampar-Nile-Chule

  1. Chumnubri Rural Municipality (All areas of ward nos. 3,6 and 7)

September – November

USD 40 per person / week

USD 7 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

December – August

USD 30 per person / week

USD 7 per person / day (beyond 1 week)

4)How safe is Tsum Valley trek ?
Safety is our first concern. As we provide the experienced guides and leaders for the  particular trip who are well trained about the high altitude sickness, first aid ,friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and  important instructions. All our itineraries are designed  with proper acclimatization days in order to reduce the risk of altitude sickness. In every group we provide the first aid kit bag incase of any injury and emergency. We make the proper decision according the regular updated weather report, if there is any chances of big snow falls or stroms, we decide and do the action as per the situation.
5)How is the lodging and fooding facilities in Tsum valley trek?
This route is recently opened for trekkers and mountaineers, so the lodging are not developed well yet, Lodging and fooding are all very basic.
(6)How is the internet and Power for charging facilities?
Only in some place the sim cards works, and internet   is available only in limited place but mostly places we can get battery charging facilities.
8)Can I use the forieng currency and Credit cards on the way in any shop or Lodge?
You can pay by oriegn currency as well, but the exchange rate will not be same as Kathmandu, so we recommand you to exchage the money in kathmandu and take a nepalese Rupees. Credit cards facilities are not available in this region.
9)What is the normal tempreture in spring and Autumn season?
Spring season starts from March, but until third week  of march tempreture will still be cold even in day time. But actually tempreture depends on weather, if weatheris  mild tempreture ranges from 10-15 Degree Centigrate.If the weather is clear, days will be warm.After the April it will be warm with sunny weather. Especially in Morning and Evening  time will be little cold.
Autumn season starts from September, September will still be warm even the weather is not good. From october normally in morning and everning will be cold.

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