Tsum Valley Trekking cost 15 days
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|1 Pax.||US$ 1880 P/P|
|2-4 Pax.||US$ 1600 P/P|
|5-7 Pax.||US$ 1550 P/P|
|8-10 Pax.||US$ 1400 P/P|
|11-14 Pax.||US$ 1300 P/P|
|Over 15 Pax.||US$ 1200 P/P|
Tsum Valley trekking Highlights
- Himalayan Raging River Budhi Gandaki in Tsum Valley Trekking
- Tsumba People and Distinct Culture within 15 days.
- The eighth-highest mountain in the world, Mt. Manaslu,
- Medieval Monasteries of Tsum Valley Trek
- Enigmatic Geology of deep valleys of Gorkha District
- Panoramic views of Ganesh and Manaslu Range
- Centuries-old monasteries and relics of Buddhism
- Ancient trade route of Manaslu highlands and Tibet
- Less crowded and rain-shadowed trekking area
Overview of Tsum Valley Trekking cost 15 days
15-day Tsum Valley Trekking is in the Manaslu region of Nepal. It perfectly represents the surrounding atmosphere of the area. Mount Manaslu (8163 meters) resides in the western territory between Langtang and Annapurna Range. Budhi Gandaki River slides from the Manaslu, cutting colossal hills in lower areas.
These raging rivers create a plain basin as a flatland between the high hills. Tsum Valley, known as the “Veiled Basin of Manaslu region,” is iconic. This is considered a remote and less crowded Trek in the Himalayas for 2023/2024. However, today, you may contact us through inquiry or WhatsApp at +977 9851033819.
Tsum Valley is nestled over in the remotest stretch of the Gorkha district. Furthermore, Treks to Tsum Valley is still secluded. Your adventure trekking begins from Kathmandu. It takes scenic road travel via Prithvi Highway until Dhading Besi and follows northbound.
The pathway will take you until Maccha-Khola. Herein, Maccha-Khola is a small village in Gorkha district, the initial point of the Trek. The path toward Tum Valley follows the Budhi Gandaki River, raging around the year.
The trekking journey to Tsum Valley follows through the riverside hamlets of Lapubesii, Khorlabesii, Jagaat, Salleri, and Ekle Bhatti before reaching Lokpaa village. Jagat village acts as the entry and exit point for the restricted area in this Trek.
Lokpaa Hamlet is the divergent point between the Manaslu Circuit Trek and the Tsum Valley Trek. Furthermore, the trekking path from here heads eastward, making gradual ascents. Lokpa village is a confluence point for the Budhi Gandaki River that originates in Manaslu.
The other watercourse is the Syar River, which forms from Tsum Valley. Trekkers follow along the pathway trailing through the basin of the Syar River. Then follows a series of Buddhist villages while trekking in Tsum Valley.
These inhabitants of Tsum Valley have long been Tibet trading routes of northerners. Some prominent monasteries of Tsum Valley are Rachenn Monastery, Gumbaa Lungdang, Milarepaa Piren Phu, and the oldest monastery of Tsum Valley, Mu Gompaa.
The pathway to Tsum Valley envisions a series of Sherpa, Gurung, and Thakali villages. Tumje is a crossroad point for the Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek. Followingly, we traverse via Chhule, Nile, and Choo Syong before reaching Mu Gompaa.
Mu Gompaa is the best attraction in this basin area. Located amidst a vast cliff, this monastery is the oldest of all. The intricate carvings and artistic architecture from centuries before make Mu Gompa irresistible.
The Tsum Valley Trekking 15 days cost
Tsum Valley’s cost differs from one trekking agent to another. There are various kinds of agencies selling Tsum Valley trekking. Some are guide-owned small-time agencies. Some are commercial agencies with professional staff.
It is paramount to note that the trek costs range from $1200 to $1800. Boundless Adventures has years of hands-on experience in these areas. We have a strong network of reliable vendors providing service for ages. We vouch to give you the best rate in the market. Our all-inclusive package is quality-focused and leaves no ground for complaints.
Trek to Tsum Valley
The Trek has demanding landmass formation and limited accessibility. Tsum Valley was secluded in the past. Medieval history for a blend of Buddhism and Tibetan lifestyle practices in Tsum Valley. This sacred land has long been a meditative ground for many Buddhist priests and masters. Milarepa Cave in Tsum Valley is living evidence of the matter.
Like any other bordering space, Tsum Valley has a recorded history from the 20th century. Tibetan traders entered this area for trade with Nepalese natives back then. This trade route was called Tsumba Tsho and remains. Despite it being accessible now, Tsum Valley remains restricted. It was open for travelers after 2008 as a restricted area. It requires a restricted area permit for entry.
Tsum Valley Trek Map
Our Company adds value to your trekking experience at every step. We provide an insightful trekking map to our valued guests on their treks. This map includes detailed geography, landscape, terrain, and landmass information. It helps navigate the route and know in advance what to expect. Boundless Adventure provides one map per individual for guidance and navigation for free.
Itinerary of Tsum Valley Trekking cost 15 days
Travel professionals at Boundless Adventures have crafted the 15-day Tsum Valley Trek Itinerary from Tribhuvan Airport. Ensuring safety and a comfortable trek experience is the utmost priority of this organization. We have proposed the itinerary based on years of experience and client reviews. The stopover during the Trek has been chosen carefully to ensure trekkers acclimatize.
The itinerary provides adequate time for exploration. You will have ample time to explore and vibe with the surrounding environment; additionally, if you have your itinerary in mind, even better. Please convey the same to us, and we can make arrangements accordingly.
We don’t mind providing pick up at the end of your trek and departure at the Soti Khola by Helicopter.
Day:01 Touchdown in Kathmandu (1345m)
Your flight will land at Tribhuwan International Airport. After the immigration and baggage procedure at the airport, you will arrive at arrival gate number 1.
The staff of Boundless Adventures will be at the arrival gate with your nameplate. You will be driven through the narrow roads of Kathmandu to reach Thamel. In Thamel, you will check into your hotel.
The rest of the day is leisure; you may wander around in Thamel or rest in your hotel—Night Stopover at Thamel.
Day:02 Drive from Kathmandu to Maccha Khola (900m)
The first day of your trip begins with a sumptuous breakfast at your hotel in Kathmandu. Up next, you will be driven to the starting point of your Trek, Maccha Khola.
We exit the valley of Kathmandu from Naag Dhunga. We take Prithvi Highway from Naag Dhunga. The journey along Prithvi Highway continues for 57 kilometers before diverging at Dhading Besi. The drive is scenic, with excellent Ganesh and Gorkha mountain ranges vista.
From Dhading besi, we head northbound, taking a narrow road towards Arughat, Gorkha district. We followingly pass through the dense settlements of Arughat and follow along the Budhi Gandaki river basin. The road after Arughat needs to be paved and uneven.
It is filled with rock boulders and muddy trails. You reach Maccha Khola after 1 hour of drive from Arughat. We settle down at the teahouse in Maccha Khola for the night.
Day:03 Trek to Jagat (1410m)
The stretch from Macchakhola to Jagat begins with a walk along the Budhi Gandaki river banks. The trail steadily follows through the riverbed filled with sand and rocky boulders.
This section of the river is narrowed down by huge hills on both sides. After an hour of walking, you will reach KhorlaBesi, a crossroad with a western trail leading toward Barpark in Gorkha.
We continue following through the river right after Khorlbesi is a natural hot spring, after which the place is named Tatopani.
Headed further from Tatopani, we pass through the 2 most significant landslides of the area in Dobhan. It acts as a confluence of the Budhi Gandaki and Dobhan Rivers.
From Dobhan, it takes 2 hours for steady walkers to reach Jagat. The trail ascends and descends several times during the stretch. Jagat is a small village with an MCAP office at its center.
The authorities will ask for your MCAP permit herein. Also, the restricted area of Manaslu Tsum Valley begins from Jagat. You will need to show your RAP here. Overnight at Jagat
Day:04 Trek to Lokpa (2240m)
From Jagat, the trail descends steeply to reach Bhatu Khola. You will have to cross a suspension bridge over the river.
The next stop after Jagat is Salleri which provides a surreal view of Mt. Shringi(7155m). Salleri will be your first encounter with the Himalayan Mountains on this trail.
You will traverse via Buddhist mani walls, monuments and chhortens before reaching Nagjet. The route from Nagjet passes through the other side of the river.
It’s 6-7 hours of trekking from Jagat to Lokpa, including a short break and lunch stop. Lokpa is stationed at the Syar River and Budhi Gandaki River confluence.
You’re Trek from here on follows through the Syar River. We stay at Lokpa for the night.
Day:05 Trek to Chumling (2600m).
The stretch from Lokpa to Chumling is easy, with occasional climbs over muddy hills and rocky sections of the river bank. We cross the Sarli Khola suspension bridge and traverse via small regional hamlets.
Manaslu Mountains will keep you recharged along the way. This traverse to Chumling is short, with 4-5 hours of trekking for the day.
Chumling resembles a classic Nepalese village with stone-built structures and tin-roofed houses overlooking paddy fields. We stay for the night at Chumling.
Day:06 Trek to Rachen Gompa (3300m)
There is a native monastery at Chumling, a revered site of the locals. We make our way through this classic architectural monastery and descend towards Yarju.
From Yarju, your trail takes a small ascent and heads straight to a crossroad at Tumje/Dumje. Dumje is a crossroad point for Tsum Valley and Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek. It lies in the confluence of the Syar, Sarpu, and Langdang Rivers.
Dumje is elevated at 2440 meters above sea level. From here on, we take on the river banks of the Syar River to reach Chokkang Paro. The trail advances steeply through a narrow river gorge.
Upon reaching Chhokangparo, a flat valley appears before you. The route is easygoing on a flat surface. 2 hours of Trek from Chhokang Paro takes you to Rachen Gompa.
The monastery in Rachen Gompa culminates the Tibetan and Tsumba-styled architecture. It is a revered site for the Tsumba peoples of Tsum Valley. We stay for the night at a teahouse in Rachen Gompa.
Day:07 Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m).
The flatlands of Tsum Valley begins from Rachen Gompa. You will traverse the hills’ greenery on both sides of the Syar River.
This stretch is considered the most scenic traverse of the Tsum Valley trek. Most of the river bank is used for agriculture, while small Tsumba settlements are scattered throughout the valley.
We make our way through the villages of Phurbe, Chhule, Nile, Rolmi, and Chho Syong before finally reaching Mu Gompa.
This stretch of the Trek is filled with multiple monuments, including Milarepa Gompa, Milarepa Piren Phu Cave, and Chi Phu Gompa. There are numerous Mani walls dotted along the trail.
These villages are filled with a sacred Buddhist aura and provide a religious vibe. After reaching Chho Syong, the path diverges westward and passes via Dhephyudoma Nunnery Gompa.
It then takes an ascent to reach Mu Gompa. We stay at a teahouse in Mu Gompa.
Day:08 Rest day in Mu Gumba.
Mu Gompa is an enigmatic destination with amazing landscape views. The look around the Gompa is surreal, with a Himalayan vista on all sides.
You will take a rest day here to explore the surrounding areas. The region is filled with greenery and picturesque mountain vista. Hike to a nearby hill or take a good break staying cozy in your teahouse for the day.
Day:09 Trek to Rachen Gompa (2600m) via Chhule(3347m)
We begin our return journey from Mu Gompa today. The first stretch of the return journey takes you to Sengum village. Followingly we reach Chhule for lunch.
Then we get to the famous Milarepa Cave, Piren Phu, before going to Rachen Gompa. You will stay at the teahouse in Rachen Gompa for the night.
Day:10 Trek to Gumba Lungdang (3200m)
After a sumptuous meal at your hotel, we begin the day’s traverse. Today your Trek will descend along the Syar River traversing Chokkang Paro before reaching Dumje.
Dumje is the crossroad point for Ganesh Himal Base Camp and is the confluence of the Syar, Sarpu, and Langdang Rivers. Syar River originates from Tsum Valley.
Lungdang River originates from Ganesh Himal Base Camp, and the Sarpu River originates from the Chubu glacier from the north.
From Dumje, we take the southern trail that leads to Ganesh Himal Base Camp.
In between lays Gumba Lungdang, which will be our night stopover. Gumba Lungdang is a monastery that sits amidst numerous mountains of the Ganesh Range.
Ganesh I (7422m), Ganesh II(6908m), Voke Peak(4617m), and Ganesh IV(6908m). Gumba Lungdang offers one of the best-unseen views of Ganesh Himal.
Day:11 Trek to Ripchet (2490m)
Unlike your journey during the ascent, we retrace our journey to Dumje. We don’t cross the Syar River for this traverse. We stay on the left side of the Syar River and continue our journey.
We reach Ripchet, a small town of Gurung, and Thakali in the evening. Ripchet is across Chumling village, separated by the Syar River In Between.
Day:12 Trek to Philim (1700m)
The descent journey is easy to travel. Now the flatlands disappear, and you reach the narrow corridor cut out by the Syar River.
At Lokpa, Syar River converges with Budhi Gandaki River. We then follow along the Budhi Gandaki River and descend via Ekle Bhatti and other small hamlets. You will reach Philim in the evening for your night stopover.
Day:13 Trek to Khorlabesi (930m)
After a hearty breakfast at Philim, we descend alongside the Budhi Gandaki River corridor.
You will traverse numerous old monasteries and Buddhist villages of Salleri, Yaruphant, Lhakpa, Dobhan, and Tatopani to reach Khorlabesi in the evening.
You must check out from a restricted area at Jagat before exiting the MCAP office.
Day:14 Trek to Soti Khola (730m)
The stretch ranging from Khoralesi to Soti Khola, is easy. It follows through small hamlets alongside the Budhi Gandaki River.
We reach Soti Khola in the evening, which marks the end of your Trek.
Day:15 Drive to Kathmandu.
Your vehicle will be waiting for your departure from Soti Khola. The road first takes on offroad until Arughat then follows a paved road until Dhading Besi.
You head east from Dhading besi, taking Prithvi Highway to reach Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day:16 Transfer to international Airport for your sweet home.
A representative of Boundless Adventure will escort you to Tribhuwan International Airport for your flight back home. We bid farewell and say goodbye until the next time.
- Airport picks up and drops by car/van/bus.
- A full-day world heritage site sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley, including the tour guide and car/ van (optional)
- During the trekking, three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
- Three nights Hotel in Kathmandu with B/B plane. The hotel will be in a three-star category.
- Highly experienced, helpful, and friendly Guide
- porters (1 porter for two people)
- Manaslu Conservation Entry Permits.
- Restricted Area Permit.
- TIMS Permits.
- Nepal Government taxes
- Ground transportation by bus/ Jeep
- Per person, one trekking map.
- Sleeping Bag (Returnable)
- Cold drinks and bar bills.
- Donation & Tips.
- City sightseeing entry fees.
- The rest of everyday expenditure which is not mentioned in the price includes.
Essential Information - Tsum Valley Trekking cost 15 days
Nepal boasts a fantastic weather pattern for trekking around the year. Apart from a few months that experience extreme weather (winter and summer), trekking is fine. The valley lies in the rain-shadow precinct and is dry most of the year. Its location beyond the Himalayan Mountains makes it free from rain even during monsoon time.
Owing to these facts, this traverse is possible throughout the year. Yet, except for the harsh winter. During the winter time, Upper Himalayan areas receive heavy snowfall disrupting accessibility. Thus, traverse in the Manaslu region is best around the year except for the winter months (Dec-Feb).
Tsum Valley lies in the Basin of Syar River and elevates to a maximum of 3700 meters at Mu Gompaa. The trail to Tsum Valley can be navigated, and it is well-marked. As the Trek doesn’t promote beyond 4000 meters, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) has minor chances. Furthermore, there is little to no rainfall in the area, leaving the trail dry throughout the year. Thus, trekking to Tsum Valley is moderately difficult.
The Buddhist Tsumba people inhabit this valley. They are said to have migrated from Tibet long before. The cultural practices in the area resembled Bon Buddhism with sacred rituals. A cultural approach involves Buddhist ceremonies. Tsumba people follow Tibetan Buddhism, which is made by various Monasteries, chhortens, and mani walls. Major festivals in the regions are Losar (Tibetan New Year) and Dhachyang (a Festive dedicated to the local deity). Most Tsumba people practice Polyandry, wherein one woman marries brothers of the same house.
Tsum Valley sits between towering massifs of the Manaslu and Ganesh ranges—the Syar River basin cuts between these mountains. Syar River creates arable fertile land on the banks of the valley. The lower section of the Trek below Jagaat is filled with Rhododendrons, Juniper, Fir, and Birch forests. You will pass through high alpine pastures as you pierce deep into the valley. The vegetation begins from Subtropical and ranges to Alpine in the high areas.
Being the land of Buddhist people, Tsum Valley is dotted with various Buddhist monuments. The trail to Tsum Valley is filled with sacred monasteries, colorful mani walls, old-age cohorts, and other Buddhist artifacts. Some prominent monasteries of Tsum Valley are Rachenn Monastery, Gumbaa Lungdang, Milarepaa Piren Phu, and the oldest monastery of Tsum Valley, Mu Gompaa.
Tsum Valley Trekking is a teahouse trekking in Nepal. There are mountain lodges available throughout the trail. There is no need to carry technical trekking equipment on your traverse of Tsum Valley. The route to Tsum Valley passes through a dirt foot trail along the river basin.
However, it might get cold during the night during the traverse. We suggest you keep a sleeping bag and a good quality down jacket in your backpack. Check our Equipment List for detailed information.
As stated earlier, the Nepal Government secludes the Manaslu region as a Restricted Area. It has also been mandated that a trekking guide be hired for this Trek. Having a government-authorized and trained trekking guide is compulsory during this traverse. Also, trekking guides and porters accompanying you need to be fully insured for the Trek.
There are multiple permit requirements for Treks to Tsum Valley. As the trail pierces through the Manaslu Conservation Area, you need to obtain a Permit. Additionally, you require a separate permit to enter the restricted area.
Ground transportation in Tsum Valley trekking is included in the package cost. You must drive to Maccha Khola / Jagat to begin your Trek. Based on your preference, we arrange for a jeep or a bus to reach the starting point of the Trek. The total distance between Kathmandu to Maccha Khola is 152 kilometers.
It travels via Prithvi Highway. We drive through the Dhadhing district and enter the Gorkha district before commencing our Trek. All ground transportation to Maccha Khola is included in the package cost. Also, your return journey from Soti Khola to Kathmandu is included there. If needed, you can drive to Kathmandu on your own.
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Most Asked Questions by Travellers
The cost of the Tsum Valley Trek can range from $1200 to 1880. The price is variable as it depends on the accommodation you choose in Kathmandu and your group size.
The lodges available on the trekking trail are almost similar, with basic amenities. However, you can choose from high-end luxurious hotels in Kathmandu or budget tourist hotels based on your preference.
Including a rest day in Mu Gompa, the total duration of the Tsum Valley Trek is 16 days. Herein included are 12 days spent trekking, 2 days for traveling, and 2 days in Kathmandu. The length of the Tsum Valley trek can be modified based on your plans and preferences.
Unlike other treks in Nepal, which can only be done in Spring and Autumn, the Tsum Valley trek can be done in Summer too. The area of Tsum Valley is located in the rain-shadow area of Nepal. This makes it dry with little to no rainfall, even in summer.
The highest elevation of the Tsum Valley trek is 3700 meters at Mu Gompa. Since this Trek remains below the elevation of 3700 meters, it is considered a moderately challenging Trek.
However, some stretches have switch-back ascents, which are strenuous and demanding. The Tsum Valley trek is a moderate-level trek in Nepal.
For the most part, the Tsum Valley trek follows the Budhi Gandaki River and Syar River to its endpoint. Some narrow sections are along the river’s gorge at some points.
Also, there are several steep ascents that you have to make. Since the elevation remains below 4000 meters, the trail is filled with lush jungles and flattened valleys.
Tsum Valley lies in a restricted area of Nepal, requiring a Restricted Area Permit for access. Your need two permits for this Trek: Manaslu Conservation Area Permit, which costs about $30 approx, and RAP, which costs.
December to August:
For the first 7 days: USD 75 per person
From 8th day onward: USD 10 per person per day
November to September:
For the first 7 days: USD 100 per person
From the 8th day onward: USD 15 per person per day
Note: The rates provided are without tax levied by the Government of Nepal.
No, single people cannot trek to Tsum Valley. This area has been secluded as a restricted area by the Government of Nepal. You must be in a group of at least 2 people and accompanied by a registered trekking guide.
The highest altitude of the Tsum Valley trek is Mu Gompa. This village stands at an altitude of 3700 meters above sea level.
For your Trek to Tsum Valley, you can buy a detailed map after arriving in Kathmandu. While online maps are available, having a handy detailed map of the area with you is always convenient. Boundless Adventures will provide a pocket map of the Tsum Valley trek.
You can add the Manaslu Circuit trek to the Tsum Valley trek. You will need extra days for this traverse. A separate permit is required for the Manaslu trek. Annapurna Conservation Area Permit is required to add the Manaslu trek to your tsum valley trekking.
Manaslu area is inhabited mainly by Thakali and Gurung people. Tibetan races of people predominantly inhabit this area. The culture is similar to that of Tibetan people with a Buddhist walk of life, and Most people are engaged in agriculture and trade.
Manaslu is the eighth-highest peak in the world. Journey to Tsum Valley lets you witness this beauty up close. The walk along the river basin of Budhi Gandaki is another adventurous part of this Trek. Additionally, there are centuries-old monasteries dotted across the trail.
Your guide will be able to communicate correctly in English and proficient in the local language. Most guides are experienced in 3 languages: English, Nepali, and their native tongue. We can make arrangements if you have specific linguistic requirements for your guide.
Yes, your trekking Company is mandated to pay for the insurance of your trekking guide and support staff. All ground staff, including guides and porters, will be insured.
Yes, travel insurance is required for Tsum Valley Trek. Make sure that your insurance coverage includes helicopter evacuation alongside medical expenses.
Boundless Adventures can arrange for the permit of Tsum Valley. Our Company will obtain the necessary permits for Tsum Valley once you book the Trek with us.
We will be fully responsible for permits and other documentation.
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