Tsum Valley Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration21 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate to Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude 3,700m
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Camping
  • Transport Drive in - Drive Out
Highlights
  • Trek to the sacred pilgrimage valley of the Himalayan region situated in the trans-Himalayan area in Gorkha of Nepal
  • Trek includes strewn with various artistic chortens and lined with the walls of mani comprised of stone slabs carved with prayers and deities
  • To view the ancient remains of Tsum Kingdom

Tsum Valley Trek, Fixed Departure Date for 2024/2025/2026

Tsum Valley trekking constitutes a trek to the sacred pilgrimage valley of the Himalayan region situated in the trans-Himalayan area in Gorkha of Nepal. The valley has its huge acquaintance with various regions/areas of Tibet. Thus, natural beauty of the entire Tsum Valley and its pristine culture and/or lifestyle makes the trek to this valley a unique one. The word Tsum has arrived from Tsombo, a popular Tibetan work and it implies vivid. Against the majestic backdrop of various Himalayan mountain ranges, such as Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Baudha Himal ranges, the serene valley of the Himalayan Mountain region has rich ancient culture, art and religion.

Local area people are often of Tibetan origin and they seek a unique dialect. In addition, the complete trekking trail involves strewn with various artistic chortens and lined with the walls of mani comprised of stone slabs carved with prayers and deities.  Besides Tibetan culture and lifestyle, the valley highlights a strong history about Buddhism. Milarepa, a renowned Buddhist saint mediated in the mountain caves of the Tsum valley. Moreover, according to the tradition, Tsum valley was a culturally different geographical area referred as Tsum Tso Chuksum. This means thirteen different provinces ruled as only one territory.

Trekking to this region today lets us to view the ancient remains of the entire Tsum Kingdom. Because of its inaccessibility and remoteness, the unique culture of Tsum Valley has continued to remain intact until now.

Where is Tsum Valley Trek located?

The Tsum Valley trek is located in the northern part of Gorkha District in Nepal, in the Himalayas.

Tsum Valley Trek in autumn season (Sept – Nov)

Tsum Valley Trek during the autumn season promises a charming journey through the heart of the Himalayas. As the monsoon rains ends, the clear skies and crisp mountain air create an ideal setting for this remote adventure. The landscape comes alive with vibrant colors as the lush valleys and fields showcase a tapestry of golden and orange tones. The breathtaking backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges is complemented by the temperate climate, providing comfortable trekking conditions. During this time, the traditional Tibetan villages that period the route are immersed in a festival atmosphere, as the locals celebrate their cultural events.

Tsum Valley Trek in winter season (Dec- Feb)

During the winter season, Tsum valley trek shows a mesmerizing and tranquil side of this remote Himalayan region. The landscape transforms into a perfect snow-covered paradise, casting a calm stillness over the traditional Tibetan villages and ancient monasteries along the route. The snow-capped peaks of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges provide a breathtaking backdrop, with the winter sun casting a soft glow over the icy terrain. While the temperatures can be chilly, creating a need for proper cold-weather gear, the trek offers a unique and intimate experience, as the trails are quieter and less frequented.

Tsum Valley Trek in spring season (March- May)

Tsum Valley Trek during the spring season is the most preferable time for the trek. Spring in the Tsum Valley Trek shows the Himalayas at their most vibrant and breathtaking. The trail comes alive with an explosion of colors as rhododendrons bloom, carpeting the hillsides in hues of red, pink, and white. The moderate temperatures and clear skies create an ideal setting for trekking, allowing for unhindered views of the surrounding peaks, including the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges. Spring is also a time of cultural festivities, and trekkers may have the opportunity to witness and participate in local celebrations. However, Tsum Valley Trek in spring is a composition of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and comfortable trekking conditions, offering an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Himalayas.

Tsum Valley Trek in monsoon season (Jun - Aug)

Undertaking the Tsum Valley Trek during the monsoon season presents a difficult yet captivating dimension to this Himalayan adventure. While the enduring rains bring lushness to the landscapes, transforming the region into a green paradise, the trek poses unique challenges. The trails can be muddy and slippery requiring extra caution and proper trekking gear. Despite the weather, the monsoon season brings a sense of solitude as the trails are less frequented, offering a more intimate connection with the serene surroundings. While the trek demands careful planning and preparation for the wet conditions, the Tsum Valley Trek in monsoon unveils a side of the Himalayas that is both raw and refreshing, making it a unique and memorable experience for the adventurous soul.

Important Notes during 21 days Tsum Valley Trek

  • While booking, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance.
  • Beverages, snacks, charging electronic devices, hot showers, Wi-Fi are not included in our packages, so you have to pay additional cash.
  • It is preferable to pack your bag lightly because porters will only carry your 15-20kg luggage.
  • You should have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities including medical expenses and emergency evacuation.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets like iodine, aquatabs tablets.
  • Pack your clothes according to the seasonal basis.
  • 21 days Tsum Valley Trek is a moderate to challenging trek which requires a certain level of physical fitness so, it is recommended to prepare with cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking.
  • You should carry enough cash in Nepalese rupees as ATMs may not be available in remote areas.
  • We suggest you not to book your international flights early as there may be sudden change in weather which will make your flights delay or even cancel.
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                                            Cost Details
                                            Cost Includes
                                            • airport pick up drop service
                                            • All ground transportation by private tourist vehicle 
                                            • Three star catagory  hotel in Kathmandu with free  breakfast basis
                                            • Fooding,  lodging, insurance and other expenses of  trekking crew
                                            • All measls (B.L.D ) and lodging for the clients in trek days
                                            • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
                                            • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fees
                                            • All trekking permits
                                            • Trekking and porter
                                            • Fairwell Dinnner
                                            • All tax, vat and service charge










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                                            Cost Excludes
                                            • Travel insurance incase during the trekking.
                                            • Cold drinks such as; Coke, Mineral Water, Beer etc.
                                            • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, extra helper, battery charge shower and boiled water).
                                            • Tips for Guide and Porters.
                                            Departure Dates
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                                            Date PriceStatus 
                                            Start DateSundayFeb 25, 2024End DateSaturdayMar 16, 2024PricePriceUS$2200StatusStatusAvailable
                                            Essential Information

                                            Risk during 21 days Tsum Valley Trek

                                            While the Tsum Valley Trek is a rewarding and attractive journey, it's essential to be aware of potential risks and challenges that may arise during the 21 day trek. Some of the risks are mentioned below:

                                            • Altitude sickness
                                            • Weather conditions
                                            • Trail difficulty
                                            • Remote location
                                            • Cultural sensitivity
                                            • Logistical challenges
                                            • Wildlife and Insects
                                            • Communication and connectivity

                                            Training for 21 days Tsum Valley Trek

                                            Training for the 21 days Tsum Valley Trek is essential to ensure a physically demanding and rewarding journey. You should be focusing on cardiovascular exercises like hiking, running, or cycling to improve endurance and stamina. Incorporate strength training to prepare for uneven terrain, steep ascents, and descents. Flexibility exercises like yoga can enhance quickness, crucial for navigating challenging trails. Additionally, mental preparation is equally vital, so engage in mindfulness activities to build resilience and adaptability.

                                            Distance and Time during Tsum Valley Trek

                                            The Tsum Valley Trek typically covers a distance of approximately 177 kilometers (110 miles) over the course of 16 to 21 days. However, the exact distance covered each day can vary, as the trek involves ascending and descending through diverse terrains and altitudes. The daily trekking distances usually range from 8 to 15 kilometers, depending on the specific itinerary and the chosen route.

                                            ATM and money exchange facilities during 21 days Tsum Valley Trek

                                            The availability of ATM and money exchange facilities during the 21 days Tsum Valley Trek can be limited. It's advisable to carry enough cash in Nepalese Rupees (NPR) to cover your expenses during the trek. Lodges and teahouses along the trail may not accept credit cards, and ATMs may be limited. You may want to make sure you have enough cash before starting the trek.

                                            Can I book Private 21 days Tsum Valley Trek?

                                            Yes, Welcome Nepal Treks take the booking of private 21 days Tsum Valley Trek. Booking a private trek through us offers you more flexibility and allows you to customize various aspects of your trekking experience. Also, with a private trek, you have the freedom to customize the itinerary according to your desired pace, rest days, and specific places of interest. We can create a personalized itinerary that suits your needs and preferences.

                                            Can I Join Group in 21 days Tsum Valley Trek?

                                            Yes, Welcome Nepal Treks offers 21 days group joining in Tsum Valley Trek. Welcome Nepal treks organize the group joining on the fixed departure date. Joining a group can provide a cost-sharing benefits. Not only that, you have opportunity of meeting new people from different nation and a chance of learning their culture. In comparison of trekking alone, trekking with groups can be more enjoyable and fun.

                                            Why to do 21 days Tsum Valley Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks?

                                            Welcome Nepal treks have been operating for many years and has extensive experience in organizing treks in Nepal. Welcome Nepal Treks offers a splendid trek package to the customers at a very reasonable price with great services. We have knowledgeable and experienced guides who are familiar with the trekking routes, safety protocols, and local customs. Their expertise can enhance your trekking experience and ensure a smooth journey. We offers flexible and customizable itineraries to cater to individual preferences and requirements. We can tailor the trek to suit your time frame, fitness level and specific interested. Welcome Nepal treks takes care of the logistical aspects of the trek, including permits, accommodations, transportation, and meals. Also, we highly care for the safety of our customers and make them satisfied with our services.

                                            What is the Cost of the 21 days Tsum Valley Trek?

                                            The cost of 21 days Tsum Valley Trek can vary based on several factors, including the type of trek (private or group), the level of services and accommodation, and the season of trekking you choose. According to the service, accommodation provided by us (Welcome Nepal Treks), we offer the 21 days Tsum Valley Trek at a very reasonable price. We offer this 21 days adventurous and splendid Tsum valley trekking package around $2200 with the quality services. The cost includes the transportation fees, accommodation, meals, guides and everything mentioned in the package.

                                            Booking and Payment Policies of 21 days Tsum Valley Trek

                                            If you want to book the 21 days Tsum Valley Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks then, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance. You can pay us through different medium like cash, bank transfer, or online. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). You can also pay us direct cash. We also accept your last minute booking but the booking should be done at least before one day prior to the trip departure date. If you have any question regarding the trek, then feel free to contact us.

                                            Trip extension after 21 days Tsum Valley Trek

                                            Extending your trip after completing the 21 days Tsum Valley Trek in Nepal can be a great idea to explore more of the country's diverse landscapes and cultural attractions. Here are some options you might consider:

                                            • Everest Base Camp Trek
                                            • Annapurna Base Camp Trek
                                            • Langtang Valley Trek
                                            • Manaslu Circuit Trek
                                            • Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek
                                            • Chitwan National Park with Tower Night Stay
                                            • Bardia National Park Safari
                                            • Rara Lake Trek
                                            • Tansen and Palpa
                                            • Lumbini and Buddhist Circuit
                                            • Pokhara Adventure Activities
                                            • Kalinchowk Temple Trek
                                            • Gosainkunda Trek
                                            • River Rafting
                                            • UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath.

                                            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.
                                            • Sunglasses
                                            • 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.

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