Tsum Valley Trekking - 19 Days

Tsum valley Trekking

Tsum Valley Trekking is a trek to explore hidden scenic Tsum Valley; the valley of happiness on the off-beaten trails of Manaslu region of Nepal.

The trek is located within Nepal Far North Mid-West beyond Himalayan peaks of Ganesh and Manaslu range, where few trekkers often venture around this remote and isolated country of exceptional scenery and landscapes from green hills to the arid windswept territory.

Tsum Valley Trekking was once a forbidden but now been opened for the last past two decades. Travellers  can witness its hidden treasures of ancient glorious within this isolated country on off the beaten tracks away from main trails of Manaslu route.

Trip Highlights

  • An opportunity to explore best of Nepal Far North Mid-West Himalaya and hidden valley.
  • Adventure in the complete wilderness of high mountains within rural remote villages.
  • Tsum Exciting country north of Gorkha district hidden beyond massive Ganesh and Manaslu Himal.
  • Walking in less frequented trails away from the main flow of trekkers for more than a week.
  • Explore the hidden country of Tsum with its impressive old villages of great cultural interest.
  • Experience its ancient culture visiting impressive monasteries intact with old Buddhism religion.
  • From warm low land to cool alpine woodland towards arid and barren windswept terrain.
  • Exciting drive from with ever-present views of Himalayan peaks around Nepal Mid-West.

Tsum Valley Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: On arrival at Kathmandu airport 1,340 m meet our staff and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: At Kathmandu with options for the tour with time for trek preparations.
Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola 730 m via Arughat 570 m – 06 hrs journey.
Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola 930 m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,415 m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Lokpa 2,240 m via Phillim 570 m – 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Chumling 2,386 m – 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Chokan-Paro 3,010 m – 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Nele 3,361m via Milarepa cave – 07 hrs.
Day 10: Rest day at Nele to explore the pristine wilderness.
Day 11: Trek to Mu Gompa 3,700 m – 04 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Rachen Gompa 3,240 m – 05 hrs.
Day 13: Trek back to Chumling 2,386 m – 06 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Lokpa 2,240 m – 04 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Philim village 1,590 m – 06 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Tatopani village with Hot Spring-06 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Soti Khola 730 m – 06 hrs.
Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with a free afternoon.
Day 19: International departure for homeward bound.

You are going to be on the lap of Himalayas. We will support you in case of emergencies and unfavourable conditions during your trek in Nepal. Our guides and staffs are well-trained for these kinds of situations. So, you have to believe yourself and in us.

Overview

Tsum Valley Trekking is located within Nepal Far North Mid-West beyond Himalayan peaks of Ganesh and Manaslu range, where few trekkers often venture around this remote and isolated country of exceptional scenery and landscapes from green hills to the arid windswept territory.

Tsum Valley Trekking once a forbidden country, been opened for interested trekkers and adventurer since last past two decades, at present travellers to Tsum Valley can witness its hidden treasures of ancient glorious within this isolated country on off the beaten tracks away from main trails of Manaslu route.

Traveller bored with touristic areas of Nepal Himalaya can find a true retreat and tranquil sanctuary on this journey to Tsum Valley, probably the last Shangri-la within Nepal Himalaya sandwiched between massive peaks of Manaslu a native name Kuang and Ganesh Himal known as Yangri of Tibetan origin.

The word Tsum itself comes from old Tibetan words called Beyul Kyimolung” means valley of Happiness, truly it goes well with its meaning a country of the tranquil wilderness a place of its own living in close harmony with nature.

Starting this nice and beautiful Tsum Valley Trekking, taking an exciting drive to reach walking the point at Gorkha district village of Soti-Khola past its nice farm town Arughat, situated within the sub-tropical river valley, where walk leads towards high cooler hills filled with a nice alpine forest of tall rhododendron and pines.

Walking through pretty rural farm villages of Machha-Khola, Jagat-Philm and then leaving the main trail of Manaslu route, where our route leads into the hidden country of Tsum with interesting time enjoying surrounding views of mountains and around its traditional impressive villages to reach the much highest destination at Mu-Gompa (monastery).

Located on high terrain within windswept landscapes facing tremendous views of the surrounding mountains and dramatic landscapes, the area around Mu Gompa which also leads to old Yak caravan trail to Tibet border, here explore its unique lifestyle of Tsum people and its old interesting monasteries.

After being on the higher side of Tsum Valley, return route leads towards the main trails with a visit of Rachen Gompa and then on the road to Chumling to reach lower warmer farm areas of URI Gandaki River valley at Soti-Khola for an interesting drive back to Kathmandu with great marvellous experience and adventure on Tsum Valley Trekking.

Day 1
On arrival at Kathmandu airport 1,340 m meet our staff and transfer to hotel.

Landing at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport, where our guide or staff receives you

for short drive to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu. After checking into your nice rooms with rest after a jet-lag, and then rendezvous with another group member of Tsum Valley Trekking, where our guide/leader will brief you with information regarding the treks, about hotels and lodge with Nepalese culture, do’s and don’ts. Evening enjoys grand welcome dinner in typical Nepalese restaurants with various native cultures as entertainment.

Day 2
At Kathmandu with options for tour with time for trek preparations.

At Kathmandu as a free day where one can join in our interesting sightseeing tour as options, as the capital Kathmandu of Nepal steeped with historical and religious monuments of world heritage sites. Afternoon at leisure and preparation for Tsum Valley trekking, starting next early morning with an exciting overland journey to Nepal Mid-West.

Day 3
Drive to Soti Khola 730 m via Arughat 570 m - 06 hrs journeys.

Around Manaslu Trekking starts with an early morning drive to Nepal Mid West, where the journey leads on main Nepal highway past many interesting towns and villages with farms to reach Gorkha district in Arughat. From here continue drive following raging Buri Gandaki River upstream on warm-low areas of paddy fields and terraces to reach at Soti-Khola for the first overnight stop of the adventure.

Day 4
Trek to Machha Khola 930 m - 06 hrs.

Beginning our first day walks from Soti-Khola, where our route takes you into a steep valley, within thickly forested areas the past number of small villages that dots the green hillside, and then walking into a wide valley opposite near a large tributary stream that joins Buri Gandaki River. Nice views of a cultivated terrace of Lapses upper village as our walk descends to a wide, sandy riverbed following a trail that meanders below a steep, craggy valley side. As walk progress leading to a climb towards Machha Khola for an overnight stop, a village with a number of tea shops and a small lodge, Maccha Khola means a Fish Stream.

Day 5
Trek to Jagat - 06 hrs.

From here onward encountering many interesting farm villages and neatly cultivated fields as vegetation changes slowly due to altitude and climate-wise, as our morning walk leads to cross an over a stream where Machha Khola (Fish stream) name comes from, and then walk upstream towards Khola-Bensi village with Tatopani a place with natural ‘ hot spring’

As walk continues where valley becomes much narrow and steeper, where our trail switches to the left bank of the river and then crossing a suspension bridge, after a short period of walk entering a patch of forest and then reaching Doban located on the high shelf of Buri Gandaki River.

The journey continues on broad gravel field towards Lauri stream and then crossing suspension bridge which leads to a climb on high trails and then descending into the open valley of Yara Khola, where our journey continues on for another hour to Jagat for an overnight stop.

Jagat a moderate size farm village people here are of mix race Magar, Chettries, Brahman, Manaslu Bhatia (Tibetan looking tribes) and some Newar people a lodge owner and shopkeepers.

Day 6
Trek to Lokpa 2,240 m / 7,349 ft via Philim 1,570 m - 06 hrs.

Walk from Jagat descends to long stone steps to reach a river, where path climbs on terraced hillside at Saguleri, with distance view of Sringi Himal 7,187m, walks continue with ups and down the trail as our route reaches a bridge over Buri-Gandaki.

After crossing over a bridge where our trail winds up to reach at Philim village for short break and to observe this nice farm village with rich cultivated fields and terraces. After a good refreshing stop at Philip, walk from here leads higher past scattered farm villages.

with the climb through terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, to reach a rocky ridgetop covered within bamboo forest area towards Eklai Bhatti means a lonely Inn, at present few more shops, have been coming up. After a rest walk towards Lokpa, where our route diverts toward North West to reach our an overnight stop at Lokpa.

Day 7
Trek to Chumling 2,386 m - 06 hours.

From entering into fresh new areas, away from main trekking trails of Manaslu heading into Tsum, the valley of happiness from here walk proceeds past few small farmlands and scattered villages with views of Ganesh and Manaslu Himal, as our daily walk ends entering a nice village at Chumming for the overnight halt.

Day 8
Trek to Chokan-Paro 3,010 m - 05 hours.

A peaceful environment with fresh clean and cool mountain air, where walk leads much higher gaining elevation slowly as our adventure progress into inner Tsum valley, where our route leads to a descend and over a bridge towards Smatiking Khola, with views of Ganesh Himal also called Yangra in the local language of Tibetan origin, and then reaching a fair size village at Chokan- Paro for an overnight stop.

Day 9
Trek to Nele 3,361 m via Milarepa cave - 07 hours.

From here onward into Tsum valley, where morning walks leads to highest areas at Nele village within the well exposed and open wide valley, a dramatic arid and dry country similar to Tibetan landscapes. Where tree lines fade for few smaller juniper and pine trees, as our journey carries on facing views of massive Ganesh and Manaslu Himal mountain range, after a scenic and tough, good trek finally ending the day at Nele, on route exploring Guru Milarepa meditation cave a great Buddhist saint with a history of 11 the century, Milarepa a poet, singer as well tantric guru where his folk stories, good words and songs are still remembered by a large number of Tibetans to this day.

Day 10
Rest day at Nele to explore pristine wilderness.

A complete rest day in this interesting farm village of Nele, where one can witness local culture exploring its traditional and fascinating villages with a strong influence of Tibet custom with the same Buddhist religion and traditional way of life. If not visited interesting Milereppa holy cave, where on this day can hike to the site on this free the day at leisure.

Day 11
Trek to Mu Gompa 3,700 m - 04 hours.

Today a short morning walk to reach the end of Tsum Valley area at Mu Gompa, an old interesting monastery of the region. A walk leads to a climb within high and dry country facing views of surrounding high peaks within North, East and West direction, and then slowly walk completes reaching Mu Gompa for an overnight stop. Afternoon enjoys exploring around least visited areas by other trekkers and westerners where you will certainly have a peaceful time and moments around its traditional village with the impressive ancient monastery of Mu Gompa, treasures antique important idols, statue and relics. Mu Gompa will be the highest spot of the trek around Tsum Valley before heading towards Manaslu valley and over Larke-La pass.

Day 12
Trek to Rachen Gompa 3,240 m - 05 hours.

With interesting time and moment around high Tsum valley, walk leads to next monastery of great interest at Rachen Gompa, where walk leads on gradual trail with short ups and downs with a lovely panorama of snow-capped peaks, heading through yak herders summer pasture to reach Rachen Gompa and its moderate size village for an overnight stop.

Day 13
Trek back to Chumling 2,386 m - 06 hours.

Return walks after an excellent time around high Tsum valley, where walk leads lower areas to reach Chumling where our route leads back within tree lines and green vegetation at Chumling village, for last and final overnight in Tsum Valley area.

Day 14
Trek to Lokpa 2,240 m - 05 hrs.

From here retrace the journey back to Lokpa to join Manaslu valley route, where walk leads further down leaving behind Tsum the valley of happiness, the as good walk continues facing grand views of mountains and surrounding dramatic landscapes all the way to Lokpa for an overnight stop.

Day 15
Trek to Philim village 1,590 m - 06 hrs.

Morning walk leads with some down section entering into sheer cliff walls, after leaving the dramatic areas to walk continues to reach at the main trail of Manaslu, as our route leads further south direction to reach a warmer farm village at Philip, an interesting place for an overnight stop, a village with spread out houses with immense farming crops and vegetables.

Day 16
Trek to Tatopani village with Hot Spring-06 hrs.

After a lovely overnight at Philm village, where morning walk leads following Buri Gandaki river downstream, on the same trail of previous past days on the way up to Tsum as our route leads to further descend reaching low sub-tropical area at Tatopani a village with natural fresh hot- spring. Here enjoy refreshing moments on natural hot-spring with time to explore around the farm villages.

Day 17
Trek to Soti Khola 730 m - 06 hrs.

From this nice village with hot-spring walk continues on near level trails following the raging river downstream encountering many farm villages and into a patch of the forest of oaks and Sal trees to reach our last overnight stop and then end of the walk at Soti-Khola village.

Day 18
Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with free afternoon.

After a marvelous adventure on Tsum Valley, completing our scenic walks taking a morning drive from Soti-Khola, where ride leads to Arughat town and then heading towards hilly road around Dhading district to reach the main highway at Maleku near Trisuli River. From this town an exciting smooth journey to Kathmandu, where drive leads past many farm village and towns to reach back into hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu, with rest of the afternoon free at leisure.

Day 19
International departure for homeward bound.

After a wonderful time in Nepal with an amazing time in high Himalayan mountains around beautiful Tsum Valley Trekking, your last day in the country of awesome adventures where our staff and guide transfers you to the airport for your flight back home or to next port of call.

Price Includes

  • Airport and hotel transportation by private vehicle in Kathmandu as per our itinerary suggested.
  • 3 Night accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast Monument fees sightseeing place in Kathmandu.
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu (Alcoholic beverages are excluded).
  • Kathmandu to Sotikhola and back to
  • Kathmandu by private transportation
  • Tsum Valley trek Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) in during the trek Seasonal fresh fruits during the trek are provided
  • Nice & clean accommodation on teahouse/mountain lodges during the trek
  • Government trained trekking guide (well English speaking, First Aid and eco trained), Sherpa porter (one porter for two trekkers).
  • Necessary paper works, Tsum Valley entry fee and permits & TIMS card.
  • Down jacket, per seasonal sleeping bag Heaven Nepal Adventure duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after your trip completion.
  • First aid exclusive medical kit bag.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell dinner with Heaven Nepal Adventure official staff.
  • International departure homeward bound.

Price Exclude

  • International Airfare/Visa (you bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara except for welcome & farewell dinner (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled plan)
  • Any extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary plan
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal trekking Equipment Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower
  • Tips for driver, guides and porters Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form or reasons beyond our control
  • Any other extending trips
  • Any other expenses are not mentioned on the 'Service Included' section.

Meals and Accommodations:

In major cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu, you will get multiple options to choose from, from cheap lodges to extravagant 5 stars hotels. Likewise, you will also get to choose from a wide range of cuisines while in the major cities. However, once you move away from the cities, the options for meals and accommodations in Nepal will become limited. During the treks, the best accommodations available are lodges and teahouses. They provide basic facilities for dining and lodging. These places mostly serve traditional Nepali food “Daal Bhat Tarkari” (rice, pulses, and vegetables). Similarly, there are several other food varieties like Momo, Thukpa, and Thakali food available across Nepal.

Banking, ATM’s, and Money in Nepal:

Nepalese Rupees is the official currency of Nepal. The banknotes of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000 whereas coins of 1 and 2 are available in Nepal.
While travelling to Nepal, banking and money exchange are not a huge deal in big cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu. When you head to rural areas, the availability of banks, ATMs, and money exchange booths becomes fairly scarce. So, it best to withdraw enough cash and exchange the currency at major cities.

You can also exchange foreign currencies into Nepali Rupees at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You need to be updated about the exchange rates which are available at the official website of Neal Rastra Bank at https://www.nrb.org.np/fxmexchangerate.php.

Sightseeing Tour:

We will brief you about your sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and trekking and we will be giving you information file, and importantly introduced with your tour/trekking guide.

Trekking Crews:

You will provide government registered, well-trained English Speaking guide, who has to acknowledge about responsible tourism flew of areas and eco-friendly tourism
We also provide an assistant guide (call is Sherpa) if you’re on the group 4-5 people, who are ready to help you with every your situation. Also provide one porter is every two members of the group, and he will be carrying bag pack not more than 25kg. We get our crews’ life get insured.

Documentation:

After your trip is over, we will provide you (HNA) adventure certificate =region.

Size of Group:

Trekking Group Size of minimum 2-10 people. In case you want to travel alone, please do not hesitate to write back to us. We will plan consequently. In the case in your group more than ten people, please let us know so that we can make advance require and improvise plans and itinerary.

Acclimatization:

Trekking on the Everest Region much difficult as it is even more technical. We give you special priority to its technical sides for as well. For this, we have planned an itinerary to allow you to get acclimatize naturally. We know a particular location where you need to stay for rest to acclimatize, and the particular distance you need to walk slowly pace study and so on. In case you get AMS, we have to crews who know how to deal with, it effectively and smartly.

Altitude Sickness:

While trekking in Nepal is extremely satisfying, altitude sickness might get a better hold of you at times. The air pressure and oxygen concentration decrease the higher you travel. As such, altitude sickness is an illness that a human body suffers from due to these reasons. The symptoms of the sickness include lack of appetite, nausea, weakness, lightheartedness, sleep disturbance, tiredness, and headache. These symptoms generally appear when moving upwards of the height 2,400 meters from the sea level.

You can adopt different measures to avoid altitude sickness like a walk with a slow and steady pace, avoid smoking, and stop at different stations to acclimatize. Before beginning your trek, make sure you have a first aid kit with ibuprofen or paracetamol and Diamox. If anyone falls victim to altitude sickness, it is necessary to inform the trip leader and descend to a lower altitude. In extreme cases, it might also be necessary to perform Heli rescue and emergency evacuations.

Travel Insurance:

Accidents can happen anywhere so, it is recommended for all the tourists to get travel insurance before visiting Nepal. Depending upon the insurance policy and the company, the insurance will look after tragic like theft, loss or accidental damage of gears and other belongings, baggage, and medical emergencies. Likewise, the insurance should also include helicopter evacuation and any kinds of mishaps that might occur during adventure sporting like bungee jumping, rafting, and zip-lining. No one is capable of foreseeing the accidents, but each individual can by themselves an insurance policy to lessen the effects of the accident.

Internet and Communication:

It is quite easy to access the Internet in Nepal. Using Wi-Fi is a widely used way to communicate and use the Internet. Wi-Fi is easily available in major cities and even in some remote destinations. When trekking to remote locations, Wi-Fi might not always be available; so, using cellular data is the best way to communicate over the Internet. You can buy a Sim-card in Nepal at a reasonable price which allows you to make an international call. Also, you can use mobile data while you are in the areas without Wi-Fi. Telephone, Fax, and newspapers are few other forms of communication in Nepal.

Pre-respond to Altitude Sickness?

Please consult your physician Please keep on informing our crews if you feel uneasy
• Please do walk in the group so that you can help each other
• Please do carry Diamox (Acetazolamide

Popular Destinations to Visit:

There are numerous travel destinations in Nepal; each with a unique identity and story of its own. Kathmandu is one of such destinations, with dozens of sightseeing to do, eateries to try out, and handicrafts to shop. Next up is Pokhara which enchants its visitors with its serene lakes and the enthralling views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Fishtail ranges. Similarly, Lumbini, Chitwan, Bandipur, and Palpa are few other destinations which are ripe for tours and leisurely vacations. Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park are two of the most popular destinations for jungle safari and wildlife exploration.

As of adventure sports, Kathmandu and Pokhara offer plenty of choices including rafting, bungee jumping, zip-lining, and paragliding. Likewise, the Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang regions stand out as the prominent destinations for treks, peak climbing trips, and expeditions.

Things to do in Nepal:

The nation is considered to be a paradise for trekkers and grants an exciting number of choices. On these treks, you will witness the grand views of the Himalayas and cultural prosperity of the ethnic communities along the trails. Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek are two of the most popular treks in Nepal.

For those who are not satisfied with just gazing up to the mountains, you can go for a mountaineering expedition and peak climbing. While expeditions take you to mountains above the height of 6,500 meters, the destinations of peak climbing trips are low-lying peaks which can be summited even by amateurs. Everest (8848m), Annapurna (8091m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) are popular expedition sites whereas Island Peak (6189m), Mera Peak (6476m), and Pisang Peak (6091m) are the notable peak climbing destinations.

Short tours and sightseeing in Nepal are also quite popular among travellers in Nepal. Likewise, adventure sports like rafting, bungee jumping, paragliding, canyoning, rock climbing, zip-lining, and mountain biking are also among the things that can be done in Nepal.

Trekking Seasons in Nepal:

The country lies on the temperate zone and has four distinct climates: spring, summer (with monsoon), autumn, and winter. Normally, the best time to trek in Nepal is during March-May (spring) when the skies are clear, trails are filled blooming flora, and the temperature is just the right.

Another appropriate season is mid-September to November (autumn), during which the temperature is moderate, skies are clear, and mountain views are stunning. The summer season (June – August) is occupied by heavy rainfall increasing the chances of landslides in the hills, while the winter season brings in harsh weather conditions and extreme cold. However, there are treks which can be done during winter and monsoon as well.

Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang regions lie in the rain-shadow area so, they are ideal trek destinations during monsoon. Likewise, easy and low-altitude treks like Ghorepani Poonhill and Tamang Heritage Trek are perfect during the winter season.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions or Queries):

Is it worth Tsum Valley trekking?

It all depends upon one interest, Tsum Valley a great place on least ventured areas a nice adventure for travellers seeking best of the scenic areas within pristine wilderness, away from mainstream trekking trails. A moderate and adventurous where eager people with time in Nepal can join in this marvellous
walks to Tsum Valley around far North Mid-West Nepal Himalaya.

How tough is the walk Tsum Valley Trekking?

Depending upon how you take it, you must be aware that Nepal and all Himalayan countries a hilly and mountainous area, where much of the walk leads to ups and down with some gradual winding trail to cope. However, on this trek which is similar to other Himalayan walks, the only long and steep climb is going up the pass, and then with a long stretch of downhill, the walk is not that tough and hard as it looks. We have maintained the walking itinerary days to suit all types of people with moderate walking duration.

What are the religion and cultures that we can witness?

Around low areas of Nepal Mid West a mixture of Buddhist with more Hindu people of Brahmin-Chettries-Dalits and Magar tribes, as walk leads higher region of Tsum Valley dominated by people known as Bhatia’s of Tibetan origin with same Buddhist culture and religion. On this trek around higher Tsum valley, where you can witness fascinating culture and traditional farm life of hill people visiting its monasteries and villages of great interest with grand views
and scenery.

How many people will be in the group?

From the minimum 3-4 person in the group with a maximum of 10-15 persons in the group, in some cases we do allow booking for a single person as well, running independently at extra cost than in groups.

How is the weather on Tsum Valley trekking?

As per the season wise, where the best time is from March-May when most of the day is clear with minimum temperatures of 0° to 20° Celsius depending upon the altitude and areas. Where most of the morning till mid-days clears for views and walks, sometimes afternoon can get overcast with chances of light rains and snow. March to May will be lively with wild-flowers in full bloom especially various species of rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) from trees
to short bushes.

How are the lodge and Tea-House on Treks?

Tea-House the word used in early days when there were smaller numbers of lodges on route trekking, at present each village has more than 10 to 20 good lodges with pleasant rooms accommodations, serving excellent food menus as per the season wise. Higher above 3,000 m lodges are fine and basic due to freezing cold temperatures in night and morning time where they have toilets on the outside, with some inside as common bathrooms and restrooms.
All rooms and dining with warm heating and cosy facilities to make your stay much pleasant and enjoyable. As for Tsum valley are due to its remoteness with less number of visits where the lodge is very basic and simple.
Sometimes using local houses as Home Stay inn, where lodges are not available on route higher areas of Tsum valley.

Are there electricity and network for cell-phones?

Most of the places do have electricity on route trekking run by hydro-power after Jagat and Lokpa, where much of electric supply are private and individual of the lodge owners with sun / solar power to activate electric just for the lodge and as well for customers to charge their computers and cell-phones.
Some places do have networks for cell phones and as well for internets like Wi-Fi above Chumling and some areas due to high peaks and hills, the networks are disturbed in deep areas like around river gorge areas. At present nearly all people in Nepal including remote villages do have an assist to cell-phones with fine network connection only in bad weather the line can be broken, otherwise it is fine in working order.

What happens if some is sick and have to break the trek?

In this situation where our guides are well equipped with knowledge for emergency and medical purpose, depending upon the seriousness of the victims if it is much critical where

nearest medical attention needed, we call for immediate evacuation for Helicopter services to reach the victims to nearest medical station and hospital.
For light AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), resting and drinking enough fluid leaving an extra guide to take care of sick clients till he/she recovers on route treks or help them to descend to safer areas and taking an advance flight back to Kathmandu.

How are foods and hygiene during treks and lodges on route?

Meals are prepared according to your choice of menu items, all foods are carefully prepared with much hygiene concern, avoiding from complaints and reputation of the lodges, as they have been serving for more than two decades to worldwide travellers.

I came to know that some people could get sick while on treks why?

Well hearing rumours and seeing for your own self is a different picture, to be honest, some people are not used to Asian and spicy foods, that’s why people could get sick with the change of diets as well. To be on the healthy side before and after the treks is to get advice from your guides what will be the best food to consume while on treks, we strongly suggest staying away from meats items in the first place, as it is not hygienic could be stale meat of a week time or more. If you go with a vegetarian for sometimes will be the best options to stay healthy till you get immune to the local environment and culture.

What types of medication should I bring from home for the trek?

In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhoea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.
In every trip of ours, we carry comprehensive medical kits which will be carried by our trekking staff, guides or group leader for common use if required as for your own personal illness, where you doctors might have recommended some medicine to carry with you.

What are the major factors and precaution one should take care on treks?

Always abide by the rules of the company and guides/leader, most of the main sickness is stomach disorder due to change in foods and culture shocks. If people have travelled in Asia countries and know the food well will be not a problem.
Other factors might leads to altitude sickness known as AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) which can happen to any people if they are not careful by walking fast in higher elevation and might catch the symptoms of AMS.

We have designed the itinerary days where people can acclimatize well with rest days in a couple of high places before reaching much higher to our goal and highlights. Some people might take Diamox pills, which is often used as high altitude pills, should consult the doctors before taking the right dose, which helps to regulate the flow of blood systems from getting clots in high altitude. Where drinking plenty of fluids, water-juice and rehydration drink including black warm tea also helps and taking much rest after getting tired.

Checklist for all season:

  • Travel document: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, and a passport-sized photo.
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Reading/Writing materials
    Binoculars
  • Travel games, like chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • First-aid kit (containing lip balm, aspirin/ paracetamol, Band-Aid, bandage for sprains, iodine or water purifier, Moleskin for blisters, antiseptic for cuts, anti-bacterial throat lozenge, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, Norfloxacin or
  • Ciprofloxacin, antibiotic  for
  • Giardia, Diamox and any extra
  • prescription drugs you are currently taking)
  • Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruit, candies, and snack foods
    Money-Cash
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Lightweight towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Toiletries (quick-drying towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clipper, face, and body
  • moisturizer, feminine, hygiene
  • products, small mirror
  • Day pack (with waist straps)
  • Alarm clock and
  • torch/flashlight/headlamp
  • Lighter
  • Insect repellent
  • Earplugs and eye mask
  • Small padlock
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sun hat Sunglasses, Scarf
  • Bag Liner
  • Sewing kit
  • Wind and waterproof shell jacket and trousers (preferably breathable fabric)
  • Running shoes or sandals
  • Comfortable walking shoes
    Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination
  • Lightweight thermal gloves
  • Underwear and shorts
  • T-Shirt 2 Or 3
  • Long sleep shirt
  • (Special Checklist for summer)
  • Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Lightweight long trousers (no jeans)
  • Special Checklist for winter and High Altitude:
  •  34. Layered clothing /Thermals and extra warm clothing during winter (December-March)
  •  1 heavyweight or 2 lightweight wool jumper/sweater/fleece jacket
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket (optional)
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Fleece Or wool trousers/pants
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens
  • wool or fleece with a waterproof shell outer
  • A four-season sleeping bag/sleep
  • sheet Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Gaiter (optional)
  •  Special Checklist for summer
  •  Lightweight wool
  • jumper/sweater/fleece
  • Umbrella/waterproof jacket and
  • trousers (May—September)
  • Sunscreen lotion with maximum SPF
  • Water bottle

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Tsum Valley Trekking

Trip Facts

  • Local Bus/Private Vehicle
  • Moderate to Adventurous
  • 3,700 m
  • 2+
  • Sep- Dec, Mar-May
  • 19 Nights and 20 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
  • Tea House(On Hotel and lodges)

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