Best seasons for 21 days Tsum valley trek
21 days Tsum valley trek is possible throughout the year but the best season for this trekking is in the month of March, April, May, and September, October, and November. The weather and climate at this time of the year are perfectly fine and suitable for walking. You will find weather favorable throughout the trek, enabling you to catch stunning views of the Manaslu Mountains and glaciers in the region night. If you decide to trek during this time, clear skies, amazing views of the mountains, and good trail conditions will enrich your trek experience.
Packing tools for 21 days Tsum valley trek
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking poles
- Sports shoes or sandals.
- Sun Hat/cap.
- Warm woolen cap.
- Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket.
- Waterproof Gore-Tex layer.
- Pullover or warm sweeter.
- 4/5 pairs of good quality socks.
- Hand gloves.
- 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers.
- Water bottle.
- Water purification tablets
- Flash or Torch light.
Accommodation during 21 days Tsum valley trek
In the 21 day Tsum valley trek, Accommodations will be simple in tea houses/ Trekking Lodges. The beds are generally with foam pad, pillow and blanket and each room has a twin room. Some tea houses provides private room with attached toilet but most of tea houses of high elevation provide private room with common toilet. You need to pay the money by yourself, if you want hot water shower.
Meals during 21 days Tsum valley trek
Tea house lodges mostly serve meals with "Dal Bhat and Tarkari," which is a dish made up of rice, dal, lentils, veggies, pickles, and other ingredients. You will be served eggs, toast, and porridge for breakfast. But they will serve the veggies according to the seasonal basis. There will be western cuisines in the menu too.
Guides and porters during 21 days Tsum valley trek
We will recommend the guide but it is not mandatory. It’s up to you to have a guide with yourself or not. But having a guide with you will be helpful. They have a huge knowledge about small minor things. Also, they can help you if you face any difficulties challenges.
Porters are equally significant as they carry your luggage and it help us to walk freely without having any loads. We will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 20 kgs of luggage (maximum 10 kg for each trekker).
Permits during 21 days Tsum valley trek
You will need three kinds of permits issued by the Government of Nepal. . Tsum Valley Restricted Permit, Tsum Valley Conservation Area Permit (MCAP) and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) are the permits you need in 21 days Tsum valley trek.
Travel insurance for 21 days Tsum valley trek
Travel insurance is compulsory while going 21 days Tsum valley trek. Travel insurance will help you to deal with unforeseen difficulties occurred in the trails and enjoy your trip without any worries.
21 days Tsum valley difficulties
The Tsum Valley 21 days trek is a moderate-grade hike. The highest point you will reach lies at Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4200m). The second highest point is Mu Gompa at 3,700m. You will be hiking for 5 to 7 hours in lower regions and about 3-4 hours in high elevations. Treks in higher elevations are more difficult due to low oxygen levels.
Tipping in 21 days Tsum valley
Tipping is the accepted ways of saying thank you for your good services. In the Nepalese culture, we accept the tips. It’s not compulsory to give a tips to guides or porters. If you like the services provided by them, then you give the tips as appreciation gift.
Why to do 21 days Tsum valley trek?
21 days Tsum valley trekking is a stunningly beautiful journey that offers a wide range of fantastic high alpine mountain ranges of Manaslu (8,163m), Ganesh Himal (7,140m), Himal Chuli (7,893m), and many other stunning peaks at this region. Tsum valley has a long history of Buddhism. Tsum Valley is probably Nepal's top place where you will be visiting the numerous Gompa, ancient’s monasteries, unique significant setup, and Mani walls with massive wheeled prayer flags. The famous KyimoLung, a pilgrimage circuit in the central Trans-Himalaya, is well known for its centers of learning and meditation. This sacred valley and its people have been bypassed through mainstream development for centuries where still we can visit some Buddhism pilgrimages sites.