Tsum Valley is one of Nepal’s remotest valleys located amidst the mountains. The access to the region was recently provided, however, it is still considered one of the restricted regions. The trek takes around the majestic Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges. Predominantly Tibetan, the region is closer to Tibet in terms of culture and lifestyle.
The people of Tsum Valley or popularly known as the Tsumbas belong to Tibetan origin. Due to its discreet nature and lesser inflow of tourists, the region still remains untouched. It was only opened in 2008. You’re required to obtain a special permit to enter the region. The older lifestyle, culture and traditions are still intact.
The trek begins and ends at Arughat. The trail passes through multiple suspension bridges, mixed dense forest and unbeaten path along the Budhi Gandaki River. The ancient Gombas of the region such as: Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa, Dephyudonma Gompa are the sights to see.
Poses challenge for the amateurs. It may require fair level of fitness. Maximum altitude remains around 4000 m – 4500 m and the hike requires around 5-6 hours a day.
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!
|Day 1||Arrive in Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel||–|
|Day 2||Drive to Arughat||8-9 hours|
|Day 3||Trek to Soti Khola 730 m (2,395 ft)||5-6 hours|
|Day 4||Trek to Machha Khola 930 m (3,051 ft)||4-5 hours|
|Day 5||Trek to Dovan 1,070 m (3,510 ft)||4 hours|
|Day 6||Trek to Philim 1,070 m (3,510 ft)||5-6 hours|
|Day 7||Trek to Chumling/Lower Tsum 1,670 m (5,479 ft)||6-7 hours|
|Day 8||Trek to Chhokang Paro/Upper Tsum 3,030 m (9,940 ft)||6 hours|
|Day 9||Trek to Nile via Milarepa Cave 3,361 m (11,058 ft)||6-7 hours|
|Day 10||Trek to Mu Gompa 3,700 m (12,174 ft)||3-4 hours|
|Day 11||Rest Day||–|
|Day 12||Trek to Rachen Gompa 3,240 m (10,660 ft)||4-5 hours|
|Day 13||Trek to Dumje 2,440 m (8,028 ft)||6-7 hours|
|Day 14||Trek to Philim 1,590 m (5,215 ft)||7-8 hours|
|Day 15||Trek to Tatopani 990 m (3,248 ft)||6-7 hours|
|Day 16||Trek to Soti Khola||6-7 hours|
|Day 17||Trek to Arughat||6-7 hours|
|Day 18||Drive to Kathmandu||8-9 hours|
|Day 19||Depart from Kathmandu|
We completed the 11 day Annapurna base camp trek. It was our first time to Nepal and I am glad we booked our trek through Caravan Outdoors.
They took care of everything (airport pick up, accommodations, park pass, etc..) there was no thinking required on our part. It was fantastic! Our guide and porter were very nice and answered any questions we had. ~Jennifer Smith (Winnipeg, Canada)
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
Currently, we help raise fund and donate it to help build schools and shelters at the Earthquake stricken regions of Central Nepal province. You can join the cause help donate or volunteer to teach at the primary level schools. Visit Community Center for more information.
|Trip Length||19 days|
|Trek Length||15 days|
|Max. Altitude||3,361 meters (11,058 ft)|
|Trek Style||Tea-house (Lodges)|
|Meal||Full board on trek|
|Transportation||Private Vehicle, Tourist Bus|
|Best Month||February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November|
|Group Size||2-10 Persons|