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Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley Trekking is a classical form of outdoor adventure in Nepal. The trekking route takes you all the way to Tsum Valley which is also called ‘The Hidden Valley’ informally. This beautiful land of monasteries with existence of total Tibetan population, offers you a different kind of taste than any other place with Nepalese residence. Tsum Valley lies to the north of Manaslu trekking region, attached to the Nepal – Tibet border. This area was totally untouched to most of the trekkers until it was opened in 2008.

Trekking Tsum Valley is all about exploring around a world far away from Nepal. Previously, it was an isolated area, totally unrelated to Nepal and Tibet. This is why trekking in this region means totally a different thing to you. However, today the valley comprises of Buddhist and Tibetan influence. The region is still least exposed to foreign people. This is the reason why the valley is nicknamed ‘The Hidden Valley’.

While trekking in Tsum Valley, you get the opportunities to explore the hidden treasures of the valley. The region owns a unique kind of lifestyle, culture and traditions. It might seem strange to you, but people of this valley follow a different kind of tradition where the brothers of a family are married to single woman. This ritual is literally known as polyandry. Along with these, you get to gain views of several natural designs such as high passes, deep gorges, hamlets, gompas, chortens, mani walls and panoramic views of several mountain peaks such as Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Boudha Himal Ranges.


Outline Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,338m/4,389ft].

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing Tours around Kathmandu Valley.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat [700m/2,296ft] by bus 6-7 hours.

Day 04: Trek from Arughat to Liding [860m/2,821ft]. 6-7 hours.

Day 05: Trek from Liding to Machha Khola (Fish Stream [930m/3,051ft]. 6 hours.

Day 06: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat [1,410m/4,625ft]. 5-6 hours.

Day 07: Trek from Jagat to Lakpa [2,040m/6,692ft]. 6-7 hours.

Day 08: Trek from Lakpa to Chumling [2,361m/7,746ft]. 4-5 hours.

Day 09: Trek from Chumling to Chhokangparo [3,010m/9,875ft]. 5-6 hours.

Day 10: Trekking from Chhokangparo to Mu Gompa [3,700m/12,139ft] through Nile. 6-7 hours. 

Day 11: This is a day for rest day in Mu Gompa [3,700m/12,139ft].

Day 12: Trek from Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa [3,240m/10,629ft]. 5-6 hours.

Day 13: Trek from Rachen Gompa to Gomba Lungdang (3200m/10498ft.) 4-5 hours.

Day 14: Trek from Gumba Lungdang to Ripchet [2,468m/8,097ft]. 5-6 hours.

Day 15: Ripchet to Philim via Lokpa (1,700m/5,577ft) 6-7 hours.

Day 16: Trek from Philim to Khorlabeshi (930m/3051ft) about 6 hours.

Day 17: Trek from Khorlabeshi to Soti Khola (730m/2527ft) 6-7 hours. 

Day 18: Trek from Soti Khola to Arughat (570m) about 5 hours.

Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu. 6-7 hours.

Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu.

Day 21: Transfer to International Airport for your final departure.


*Note: This in an outline trekking itinerary of Tsum Valley Trekking however, we would also customize the itinerary as per your require & holiday frame so feel free to contact us.

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The Trip cost will be different depending on the Group Size, duration of trip and services required please contact us through our email info@mountainnepaltrek.com  with details to get better quote.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick-up & drove.
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley.
  • All food & accommodation  during the trekking. 
  • All trekking necessary paper work and permits.
  • All necessary transportation during the trip.
  • Camping equipment such as very high quality North Face or Mountain Hardware tents for camping only.
  • Kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses and other kitchen equipment.
  • Guide & porters. Normally we provide a porter for each two trekkers.
  • Meals, accommodation, salary & insurance of our staff.
  • Trekking certificate of our company " Gold Mountain Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt Ltd".
  • Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available].

Cost Excludes:

  • Your international airfares along with taxes & visa fee.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, phone calls, internet and others.
  • Sightseeing entry fees during sightseeing tours in Kathmandu Valley.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Any extra transportation except in itinerary. [we can arrange upon request]
  • Your travel insurance. [We strongly recommend you to make up to date travel insurance policy that covers cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expense, helicopter rescue if any emergency etc.]
  • Tips to staffs.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,338m/4,389ft].

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport you will transfer to the hotel by our airport representative. After your freshness we will have talk about your trekking plan in the hotel or our office. You will meet your guide also. You can ask your question about the trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing Tours around Kathmandu Valley.

After your breakfast we will start sightseeing tour with our excellent tour guide. Including Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, Monkey Temple(Swyambhunath Stupa), Kathmandu Durbar Squre, Patan Durbar Squre etc. In the tour you have to chances to learn historical, cultural and traditional background of Nepal. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat [700m/2,296ft] by bus 6-7 hours.

Today after early breakfast we start our journey to Arughat, it take about 6-7 hours drive by bus. This is a cool picturesque drive. Stay overnight in lodge at Arughat Bazaar.

Day 04: Trek from Arughat to Liding [860m/2,821ft]. 6-7 hours.

Today we start our trek along the bank of Budhi Gandaki River throughout typically terraces, several villages, green hills, some beautiful waterfalls and green forest to reach Liding. The trek takes downhill and uphill throughout forest of Chilaune, Saal and other flora. Liding is a village which is located on the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River. We stay overnight at Linding on Tea-house.

Day 05: Trek from Liding to Machha Khola (Fish Stream [930m/3,051ft]. 6 hours.

After having breakfast we move to Machha Khola it takes about six hours. The path passing through forest, streams, villages, beautiful waterfalls and green valley up-to Lapu Besi. Lapu-Besi is a village mostly engaged by Mongolian people. Then we start our trip to reach Machha Khola. After arrive at Machha Khola we stay overnight there at Tea-house.

Day 06: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat [1,410m/4,625ft]. 5-6 hours.

Today we cross the Machha Khola [Fish Stream] and start upstream to the small village of Khola Bensi and the hot springs next to Tatopani. The path is pretty exposed and difficult in places. After a short part of forest you arrive at the single tea-house at Doban. At Lauri, you pass the river on a suspension bridge, and then ascend on a high trial to the fields of Jagat. After arrive at Jagat we stay overnight in tea-house/lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Jagat to Lakpa [2,040m/6,692ft]. 6-7 hours.

After taking early breakfast we continue our trip to Lakpa. We cross a suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki River before you arrive at Philim, a big village mostly populated by the Gurungs. From Philim you ascend a gradual uphill stopping for lunch at Ekle Bhatti. After reach at Lakpa we stay overnight in lodge/tea-house.

Day 08: Trek from Lakpa to Chumling [2,361m/7,746ft]. 4-5 hours.

Today we take an ascending path to arrive Chumling stopping for lunch along the trip. Chumling is situated on the south face of the Shingri Himal. Todayday we enjoy by pleasing explore to the Gombas of Chumling. After arrive Chumling we stay overnight in tea-house.

Day 09: Trek from Chumling to Chhokangparo [3,010m/9,875ft]. 5-6 hours.

After having breakfast we move towards Chhokangparo. Chhokangparo is located on a smooth land and consists of 2 settlements named Chhokang and Paro. From here you can see excellent views of the Ganesh Himal Range. Stay overnight at camp/tea-house of Chhokangparo. 

Day 10: Trekking from Chhokangparo to Mu Gompa [3,700m/12,139ft] through Nile. 6-7 hours. 

Today our trip starts to Mu Gompa through Nile. Nile is the last village heading north in the upper Tsum valley. This village is located on the banks of the “Shiar River”. Mu Gompa is residence to an old monastery and there is no village establishes. It is situated at the highest and extreme point in the Tsum valley. The path is used to export and import things to and from Tibet. You may come by diagonally numerous yak trains bringing goods to local villages. Stay overnight in tea-house/guest house of Mu Gumpa. 

Day 11: This is a day for rest day in Mu Gompa [3,700m/12,139ft].

Today we can explore to the many snow-capped peaks in the area of Mu Gompa for the most magnificent views of the trekking. Stay overnight at Mu Gumpa.

Day 12: Trek from Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa [3,240m/10,629ft]. 5-6 hours.

We start our journey to Rachen Gompa through descending path. You can get enjoy through glimpses of the Punchen Himal that is unique in nature. This day we continue our descent and after reaching Rachen Gompa we stay overnight in camp/tea-house. 

Day 13: Trek from Rachen Gompa to Gomba Lungdang (3200m/10498ft.) 4-5 hours.

Today our trip continues to Gomba Lungdang, on the path you can get magnificent views of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. Gomba Lungdang is home to a stunning and large monastery that houses monks (all females). Men are not acceptable in some areas of this monastery. The most fabulous sunrise through Ganesh Himal Range  is a delightful moment. Stay overnight in camp/teahouse.

Day 14: Trek from Gumba Lungdang to Ripchet [2,468m/8,097ft]. 5-6 hours.

After Breakfast at Gumpa Lungdang, we move downhill keep our memorable and very close views of Ganesh Himal Range to Rainjam and after that regular up and down hill to Ripchet, which is a big village where 70 families are living. We can find very simple home stays where we spent our night.

Day 15: Ripchet to Philim via Lokpa (1,700m/5,577ft) 6-7 hours.

Today we follow the descending way; we will pass by quite dense pine forest where much kind of birds occupy. Might be see some Mosk dears of the river on sunny days.  Philim offers us superb geography. Stay overnight at tea-house/lodge.

Day 16: Trek from Philim to Khorlabeshi (930m/3051ft) about 6 hours.

Today our journey move towards Khorlabesi with fully downhill path. We leave the cultured state around Philim as we go down along the path that follows the banks of the Budhi Gandaki stream. At Tatopani (Natural Hot water) you can rest in the warm and refresh waters of the hot spring. Stay overnight.

Day 17: Trek from Khorlabeshi to Soti Khola (730m/2527ft) 6-7 hours. 

Today we pass some mice villages as you study the villagers engaged in their daily tasks. You can enjoy the perfect beauty of the waterfalls on both sides of the waterway.  Khorlabesi is a split point to take another trail to Gorkha if you wish. Stay overnight at soti khola in Teahouse. 

Day 18: Trek from Soti Khola to Arughat (570m) about 5 hours.

We cross over the bridges, cultured areas and villages before we finally arrive at Arughat from where our trip started. Stay overnight in lodge.  

Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu. 6-7 hours.

This is a scenic drive. While driving, you start up to Dhading Besi and Malekhu which is popular for delicious fish. In the route, you can enjoy the mountain views, rice terrace fields, green sceneries and vegetable fields. From Naubishe you ascend up to Thankot, the gateway of Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu. 

Day 20: Free day in Kathmandu.

Today is put for your rest day after your long trekking; you can do some shopping in Kathmandu or you can add pleasant mountain flight to Mt. Everest as extra activity if requisite. At the evening Gold Mountain Nepal Treks offer you a typical Nepalese dinner with cultural shows in a famous neighboring food restaurant.

Day 21: Transfer to International Airport for your final departure.

Team of Gold Mountain Nepal Treks say good-bye and takes you to the international airport to catch your flight back to your home.

Information of passport and visas

You must to have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date of your trips.  You can easily get visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport (Tribhuwan International Airport). Nepalese visas cost is USD 25 for 15 days & USD 40 for 30 days. 

Information of money & credit card

In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission as per Nepal’s Bank rules, on your payable amount of the total cost.  So, please be positive that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. The same, for your extra expenses as well which are not included in our cost. We would like to request you not to change your money in the Airport expect your emergency case. You get the exchange rate is very low there. Our office well provides you the facility to exchange your money. Or, you can change from Money Changers or bank as well. Master Card, Visa Card, Paypal also accepted in major shopping center and in most of the tourist class hotels. 

Bring required personal/official document

We want to suggest that to bring some of the required documents like valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), your travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon arrival at Kathmandu. For details information about the required official papers don't be hesitate to ask us. 

Case of flight delay

Flight by plane and helicopter are might be cancellations or delay cause of bad weather in remote areas. Some other times, operational complication may occur which is more possible to happen in Everest Region- Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu flight, Annapurna region- Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara flight, Dolpa, Simikot , Jumla region etc. As these flights have some problem with fixed schedule, it is also suggested to carry extra money for food and accommodations. Trekking in the remote areas, especially during unusual season, you’re advised to keep extra days to prepare with some delays and avoid frustrating result. In case of delay in flight previous to trek departure or at the end of the trek, you need to manage your accommodation and food costs by yourself.

About your travel insurance

We request to all our valued clients to make and bring your complete travel insurance package. Your insurance must cover against medical, emergency evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, natural calamity, lost of gears, theft or damage your baggage etc. 

Electricity Crisis Problem in Nepal

It is difficult to told you that Nepal has an electricity problem because Nepal is 2nd richest country in water resource but it is true Nepal still facing the problem. It means there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time. Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are possible to have no battery backup. In that case Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run. Some hotels have possible to run the TV and AC as well. But, only few of them are lies in this standard category.

So, be organized for this while you are traveling in Nepal.  For that situation, we suggested you to bring the flashlight with extra batteries.

Clothing and Equipment for Traveling in Mountains of Nepal

Trekking in the Mountains require to arrangement of equipment as you have to find yourself comfortable at higher altitude of Mountains. The basic clothing items are listed here please notice that.

Personal Equipment

  • Down jacket or sweater.
  • Wind/Water proof jacket (opt).
  • Down vest and/or jacket (opt)
  • Gloves (2 pairs).
  • Sun hat or scarf.
  • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  • T-shirts minimum 2.
  • Underwear (3).
  • Hiking shorts (2).
  • Lightweight cotton long pants.
  • Light & Expedition weight thermal bottoms.
  • Wool pants.
  • Waterproof pants.
  • Thin, lightweight internal socks (4).
  • Thick, warm wool Trekking/Hiking socks (4).
  • Hiking boots with extra laces.
  • Camp shoes or sandals.

 Other Necessary Equipment

  • Sleeping bag at least rated to zero degrees F.
  • Head light with extra bulbs and batteries.
  • Basic First Aid Kit (Normal Medicine e.g. Sitamol, Diamox etc.)
  • Large plastic bags to keep dry inside items of trek bag.
  • Trekking Bag (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches is OK).
  • Water bottles (2).
  • Toilet paper.
  • Small washable towel.

 

*We manage all camping equipment for the Camping Trekking. 


Can I buy/rent equipment in Kathmandu

Yes, you can do that but it is not actually required to spend large amount of your money to buy extra equipment and clothing earlier to your trip because most of the trekking equipment can be hired from Trekking shops within Kathmandu. Most of the gear is locally contrived. Some Chinese equipment are possible to be more expensive but qualitative. You can take Sleeping bag and down jacket easily on rent. Each item can be rented for less than USD 1 per day. You have to manage other items buying them yourself. Surely these items are more possible to be cheaper than those in your Country or hometown. We will display all the necessary equipment you need on the second day of your arrival. 

How to book my trip

First choose the trip which you want to do? Then contact us through mail or phone, email is more effective and clear as well, after getting your email or call we will process for your booking. To confirm your booking, we need 20% amount of your total amount the payment can be made throughout the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa Card) or through online money transfers also Western Unions, Money Gram or others. After we get the 20% amount your booking will be confirmed and you will get the official booking and payment receipt from us. The rest amount you can pay after arrival at our office or hotel.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking-Aug-2015

I would say this for sure is one of the most beautiful experience I've ever had. Bishnu is such a nice, sweet and well organized person. As a solo female traveler, it's quite a bit nasty to made such decision to trek during the raining season especially after massive earthquake. Luckily I stayed at a nice and decent hotel where I almost could made myself at home, and the building, the places and all the stuff I worried about really didn't effected by the earthquake. Thanks again Bishnu for all of your effort, and hopefully I could go ABC next year or 2017. I'll see you then! 

Chihhan Chang,

Taiwan.

Chisapani-Nagarkot Hiking -Jan-2015

Chisapani-Nagarkot Hiking of Jan-2015

We had a great time in Nepal by Chisapaani-Nagarkot Hiking with “Gold Mountain Nepal Treks”. Unexpectedly the weather was also very clear in mid January. Magnificent views of the Himalayan ranges were seen from the top of Nagarkot Hill. The weather was excellent and it was a bit cold. Our guide was very helpful & friendly. We haven’t any complain to the company “Gold Mountain Nepal Treks” & Mr. Bishnu (Director of the company), everything were managed as capably and enjoyed the hiking. We are very satisfied with these services provided by the Company. We give you all an idea to trek in Nepal with “Gold Mountain Nepal Treks” for reasonable prices & standard services.

Visited Jan 2015.

Laurie Moyer & her Daughter.

USA

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking - Dec-2014

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

From 20th of December 2014 to 5th of January 2015 we went spent some gorgeous weeks trekking in the Annapurna region. First, we hiked to Poon Hill which rewarded us with a very nice sunrise. Then, we continued our trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC). Both at the ABC and on the way to and from it, we were blessed with amazing sunsets and sunrises. We even saw monkeys and eagles. Views were spectacular and the weather was great.

The organization of the trek was immaculate. All transfers (Kathmandu airport – Hotel – Pokhara– Kathmandu Hotel – airport) were perfectly organized. In addition, both the guide and porter did a great job. They were very flexible and always agreed when we wanted to change the program. This allowed us to reach the ABC two days earlier than planned and gave us more time to visit additional places when going down. We also paid a visit to hot springs which was very nice. In sum, we recommend Gold Mountain Nepal Treks & Expedition as a reliable trekking agency which is very eager to comply with the customers’ wishes.

Best regards,

Werner and Heidi

Trip Facts

Activities: Trekking and Hiking.

Trip Duration: 21 Days.

Trip Grade: Moderate.

Maximum Altitude: 3,700m/12,139ft.

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and lodge or tea houses during the trek.[We can upgrade or downgrade hotel category in Kathmandu as per your request]

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.

Transportation: Car/Van/Bus as per the itinerary.

Group Size: 2-12 Peoples.

Price: Contact  Us.