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    Nepal
  • mountain
    Moderate
  • trekking
    Lodge to Lodge Trek
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    Private Transport+ Public Bus
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    Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
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    Lodge To Lodge
  • group
    Group Size: 2-16 Pax
  • altitude
    3700m.

About Tsum Valley Trek

Situated to the central-northern part of Nepal, Tsum Valley Trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the sacred land of Hindus and Buddhists. The lavish landscapes of Tsum valley surrounded by majestic ranges of Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, and Boudha Himal are soul-enticing and radiate magnificence on each curve. Taking a different from that of the usual Manaslu Circuit trail, the Tsum valley trekking preserves the natural and the historical beauties in Tsum valley.

Our Manaslu Circuit trek starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Arughat. The trail initially heads over the Budhi Gandaki Khola where we will get the chance to visit some of the tranquil villages in this region. Trekking along the Budhi Gandaki River, we head to Lapubesi and then to the hot springs at Tatopani. Further ahead, crossing Chisopani, we officially enter the Tsum valley from Chumling. The Tsum valley, ravishing in all its glory, presents villages like Chhokang Paro and Nile which are followed by the exploration of Mu Gompa. Trekking ahead, Burgi village and Milarepa Cave await us. This sacred ground is said to be the site where saint Milarepa meditated in the caves of this region. The Manaslu Circuit and Tsum valley trek, after its culmination, follow the trail that we earlier ascended along. Retracing our steps, we head to Chumling and cross Lokpa and head to Philim. Finally, the Manaslu Circuit trek ends as we end the trek at Arughat and we drive to Kathmandu on a pleasant drive. Although massively underrated, the Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking is one such trek which blends the mystical charm of Nepal and the astounding natural grandiose with the flora and fauna rejoicing in the most pristine of trails.

Frolic Adventure Treks is one of the best trekking and trip organizers in Nepal which is composed of extremely dedicated individuals. Never faltering the quality of the trips, we provide the best possible transportation, logistics, and various other services. We also care for your permit and promise of an experienced tour guide.

Highlights of Tsum Valley Trek

  • Enjoy the relaxing hot springs at Tatopani
  • Revel in the affluent natural and cultural resources in the Tsum valley region
  • Explore the Mu-Gompa, one the biggest monasteries in the desolate Tsum Valley
  • Witness the panorama of mountains in Manaslu, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri vistas
  • Head on a culturally enriching tour around the Kathmandu valley

Itinerary

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Our representative will be waiting for your arrival at the terminal where you will be picked and escorted to the hotel. Once refreshed, you will be taken to our office where we will have a short introduction program with the trekking team members. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Car/Van/Bus
  • Departure Time: According to the arrival time
This day is reserved for visiting the cultural and the historical town of Kathmandu. Our private vehicle will come to receive you and your head to explore the valley along with an experienced tour guide. We will visit some famous historical places in Kathmandu which are also enlisted by UNESCO as world heritage sites. Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square are the destinations for the day. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Car/Van/Bus
  • Departure Time: 9:00 am
A wonderful drive for about seven to eight hours all along the path of Dhading Besi will take us to Arughat. The drive from Kathmandu goes along the Tribhuvan Highway till Naubise, from where the journey to Arughat goes along the Prithvi Highway. Arughat is one of the most famous towns in this area which is divided into two by the roaring Budhi Gandaki River. Overnight stay at Arughat.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Arughat
  • Altitude: 530m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Public Bus
  • Departure Time: 6:00 am
Our trail mostly follows the left bank of Budhi Gandaki River and crosses many farmlands of rice, maize, and millets. We will keep walking to Arkhet and then climb the stone stairs which heads towards the narrow valley surrounded by the dense forests and then we will descend to Soti Khola. The trail continues along the Sal forest to Lapubesi which is inhabited by the Gurung ethnicity. Overnight stay at Lapubesi.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lapubesi
  • Altitude: 880m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Public Bus + Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
On this day, we head towards Tatopani, famous for hosting hot springs with healing attributes. The mostly-ascending trail follows the river bank of Budhi Gandaki River before descending to Machha Khola. The trail continues to hug the river and passes many Gurung villages in the way leading us to the lower Khorlabesi. From Khorlabesi, we will ascend a few ridges which will take us to Tatopani. Overnight stay at Tatopani.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Tatopani
  • Altitude: 930m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
Initially, the trail climbs a ridge where we will cross a suspension bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River which will lead us to an ascending path which opens out in a narrow valley through Dobhan. We will continue to walk along the same path leading us to Yaru Phant. The trail heads towards the bridge over the Yaru Khola. On crossing the trail, we will climb few ridges to reach Jagat. Overnight stay at Jagat.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Jagat
  • Altitude: 1410m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
The trail today will head towards the rocky ridges of Salleri and the eventually drops to Sirdibas. The trail continues towards the Ghatta Khola, which will lead us to a long suspension bridge. On crossing the bridge we will head toward the village, Philim which is a large Gurung village. From Philim, we will walk towards the north through the dense forests to Chisopani. Overnight stay at Chisopani.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Chisopani
  • Altitude: 1660m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
From Chisopani, the trail will cross a gorge and Ekle Bhatti with the magnificent view of waterfall taking us through the deep dense forests to Tsum Valley. The trail will climb through the pine and rhododendron forests to Lokpa. From Lokpa, we will descend to the bank of Lungwa Khola and then we will climb along the forests of pine and rhododendron to head towards the bank of Siyar Khola and finally reach Chumling. Overnight stay at Chumling.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Chumling
  • Altitude: 2386m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
Today will be an easy climb along the bank of the Siyar Khola. Initially, we will cross a suspension bridge and then continue to walk along the bank of Rainjam to Sarpu Khola which will lead us to the Gho village. Another few hours of the climb along the ridges of Tsum will take us to our destination Chhokang Paro. Views of Himchuli and Ganesh Himal range are clear from here. Overnight stay at Chhokang Paro.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Chhokang Paro
  • Altitude: 3010m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
We leave Chhokang Paro and climb to a rope suspension bridge across the Lama Gaon to Rachen Gompa which is a Nunnery Gompa. We explore the monastery and move ahead towards our destination. The trail continues towards the Siyar Khola and then we will cross famous and very well organized villages of Lar, Phurbe, and Pangdun. The trail crosses few villages before reaching the Nile. Overnight stay at the Nile.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Nile
  • Altitude: 3361m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
Today the trail heads north towards the Tibetan landscapes. Leaving the Nile, we begin the ascent to Chho Syong. Along the way, we cross a micro-hydro power plant and trails decorated by Mani wall. The trail climbs to Mu Gompa and then we will also visit the Dephu Doma Gompa. These monasteries are of ancient origins and have legends of Tibetan-Buddhism and Bon Po religion. Overnight stay at Mu Gompa.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Mu Gompa
  • Altitude: 3700m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
It is our rest day Mu-Gompa. Today we will make a short visit to Mu Gompa and we will do sightseeing in and around Mu gompa. Mu Gompa holds great significance in the folklore and culture of the Buddhists in the Tsum valley. It is situated at a great height in the remote areas of Tsum Valley and also boasts great views of the surrounding peaks. Overnight stay at Mu Gompa.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Mu Gompa
  • Altitude: 3700m.
Today, we will descend to Burgi village. The trail descends along the Chhule and Phurbe village along the bank of Siyar Khola. On crossing the Khola, we will reach our destination at Burgi village. On reaching the village, we climb to Milarepa cave, famous for rewarding us with the beautiful views of Poshyop Glacier, Kipu Himal, and Churke Himal ranges. Overnight stay at Burgi village.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Burgi
  • Altitude: 3245m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
On having our breakfast, we will start to descend along the same trail through which we had ascended. Initially the trail descends to Chhokang Paro and further to Gho village. The trail continues up to the bridge over the Sarpu Khola. Descending along the trail of Tsum valley will take us to Chumling village. Overnight stay at Chumling.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Chumling
  • Altitude: 2386m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
Today’s trail initiated along the flat path to Lokpa, which head further to the flatlands in the south with the views of Samba Falls. Continuously descending along the forested landscapes and ridges we will reach Philim. From Philim, the trail to the base camp of Ganesh Himal also diverts east-bound. Overnight stay at Philim.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Philim
  • Altitude: 1570m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
The trail to Khorlabesi is along the Jagat and Tatopani, the same path through which we had ascended. Initially, we will descend along the trail to Sirdibas to reach Jagat. We will further descend to Yaruphant and then to Dobhan to reach Tatopani. A few hours of walk from Tatopani will take us to Khorlabesi. Overnight stay at Khorlabesi.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lhorlabesi
  • Altitude: 970m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
The trail descends all along the Tharo Khola leading us to Machha Khola village and further continues to descend to Lapubesi. The trail further descends to Khursane and we walk few ridges over the Budhi Gandaki River and then we will cross a forest of Sal to reach Soti Khola. Overnight stay at Soti Khola.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Soti Khola
  • Altitude: 700m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
The trail descends all the way back to Arughat from where we had initiated our trek to Tsum valley. Enjoying all the beautiful sceneries, we will descend along the same path and relishing all the memories that we have made during the trek. On reaching Arughat we will check in a hotel and can opt to head to the village and explore it. Overnight stay at Arughat.
  • Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Arughat
  • Altitude: 530m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Walk
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am
Leaving Arughat, we will drive all the way back to Kathmandu enjoying the magnificent views of the mountains and the picturesque hills. On reaching Kathmandu, we will transfer you to your hotel. In the evening, we will exchange and arrange our photos and have a wonderful farewell dinner with our team members. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Public Bus
  • Departure Time: 7:00 am
This will be your last day in this wonderful and beautiful country. On having your lunch we will drive you to the international airport for your final departure bidding you a final goodbye. We will always be in your service in case you will come to Nepal in near future.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Place: Home
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Car/Van/Bus
  • Departure Time: 3 hours earlier from the departure flight time

Cost Details

  • Airport/hotel/airport pick up and drop by private car/van/bus.
  • 3 nights Accommodation in tourist standard hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary twin sharing basis.
  • Private car/van/bus and a guide for the cultural tour (60 USD extra).
  • All ground transportations during the trip.
  • Your standard meals BLD during the trek with a cup of hot tea/coffee in breakfast
  • Fresh fruit after every dinner in the mountain
  • All necessary paper works, special trekking permit, conservation area entry permits,  and monument entrance fees
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
  • Certificate of achievement
  • An arrangement of an emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • We help you to hire a Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags if you don't have (with extra cost)
  • Frolic Adventure invites you farewell dinner on last night.
  • All government taxes (Gst) and Stationery expenses.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan international airport  (Kathmandu). 
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner while you are in Kathmandu.
  • All entry fees for heritage sites.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non- alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
  • Hot shower/ batteries charge/heater during the trek.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. 
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
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