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Tsum Valley Trek 18 Days 17 Night

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The Tsum Valley Trek is the Western part of the Gorkha District of Nepal. Tsum Valley trek is also another best option in the Manaslu region. Manaslu Circuit trek is also the best option to do trekking in Wilderness. As The Larke Pass with the height of 5106 m, You can be done via Tsum Valley Trek. This trekking route was opened in 2008. Trekking in this hidden valley starts from driving to Arughat of Dhading district and to Machhikhola. This is 19 days trek to explore the Himalayan region including this hidden valley. Manaslu Circuit Trek

After driving to Aarughat we start hiking through different villages and small rivers with the view of mountains. Manaslu Trek Via Tsum Valley, Manaslu circuit trek is another option to do trek in the Manaslu region. The trail passes through pine forests, along raging rivers with cascading waterfalls and incredible suspension bridges, through fascinating villages and to several Gompas, monasteries, mani walls, and stupas, not to mention Milarepa’s Cave. On display are the mountain ranges of Himalchuli (7,893m), Ganesh Himal (7,140 m), Manaslu (8,163 m).  The Tsum people have their own way of family life, for many outsiders. All the brothers in the family are married to a single girl. Nar Phu Valley Trek

For trekkers who are fascinated by Tibetan culture as well as mountains, Sange Sherpa Adventure Trekking offers them the opportunity to witness Tibetan Buddhist people in their villages, monks, and nuns in their respective religious orders, and the spectacular views of the Himalayas in an almost pilgrimage like a trek into this hidden valley. The Tsum Valley Trek can be done separately, or added to the Manaslu trek for people with more time Manaslu Circuit Trek will be 5/6 days more and somebody can turn of Annapurna Circuit Trek also. Annapurna CircuitTrek, Everest base Camp Trek

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Day 1
Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel (1,300m/4,264ft).

Upon arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representatives and will Transport to Hotel. Overnight at 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.

As we acquire restricted area permits for you, our tour guide will take you on an excursion of the UNESCO listed World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley. Starting with the Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath, you’ll visit the Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, and another Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath. Later, we discuss the dos and don’ts of the trip. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Drive Kathmandu to Arughat (600m/1,968ft) 7-8 hours drive.

A westward picturesque ride along the Prithvi Highway, via the lush hills, leads us to Malekhu. Then, driving past Dhading Besi, the road turns curvy and leads us uphill to Gola Bhanjyang where enthralling views of snow-capped mountain peaks can be seen. The road then goes downhill to cross Ankhu Khola, and later, at Arughat, we meet Budhi Gandaki River. A further drive up the west bank of Budhi Gandaki River finally brings us to Soti Khola. Overnight in Soti Khola.

Day 4
Arughat to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 5-6 hours.

After having our breakfast, we move on the track that ascends slowly through lovely Sal forests. It then goes over forested and attached ridges past many waterfalls. It later descends to pass rice paddies before ascending to the attractive Gurung village of Lapubesi (885m). After passing a suspension bridge at the remarkable Nauli Khola falls, the gorge opens out and the track drops onto stony banks along the Budhi Gandaki River before ascending to the village of Machha Khola and continue trek until reaching Khorlabesi. Overnight in Kholabesi.

Day 5
Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (870m/2,952ft): 6-7 hours.

After breakfast, we move forward through the narrow tracks on a meandering trail. After passing Tharo Khola, we reach Tatopani. Following the trails of Budhi Gandaki River and walking past a landslide-prone area, we cross the village of Dobhan and Yaruphant. Crossing the suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki River, we enter Manaslu Conservation Area to walk on a stone paved trail to arrive in Jagat. Overnight in Jagat.

Day 6
Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m/7676ft): 6-7 hours.

Today we enter the constrained region of Manaslu and Tsum Valley. Leaving Jagat, we start walking on the riverbank of Budhi Gandaki past the settlements of Salleri, Sirdibas, and Philim. Enjoying the view of Shringi Himal (7161m), we register ourselves at the checkpoint in Philim before heading on to Ekle Bhatti. Still walking alongside Budhi Gandaki River, we arrive at a waterfall before entering the village of Lokpa. Overnight in Lokpa.

Day 7
Jagat to Chisopani (1660m/5,445ft): 4-5 hours.

From Lokpa, we trek to Chumling walking alongside Shiar Khola on a rock fall area. In Chumling, we can visit the three monasteries: Panago Gumba, Mani Dhungyur Gumba, and Gurwa Gumba. From Chumling, we continue to walk up to Domje and then to Chhokang Paro across several small streams. We will have an unobstructed view of Shringi Himal (7161m) throughout the way today. Upper Tsum valley exposes from Chhokang Paro, where the friendly local people welcome you with old-style Tibetan chiya. Overnight Chumling.

Day 8
Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m/7,827ft): 6 – 7 hours.

From Chumling, we trek to Chhokang Paro walking alongside Shiar Khola on a rock fall area. In Chumling, we can visit the three monasteries: Panago Gumba, Mani Dhungyur Gumba, and Gurwa Gumba. From Chumling, we continue to walk up to Domje and then to Chhokang Paro across several small streams. We will have an unobstructed view of Shringi Himal (7161m) throughout the way today. Upper Tsum valley exposes from Chhokang Paro, where the friendly local people welcome you with old-style Tibetan chiya.antique Gompa. Overnight Chhokang Paro.

Day 9
Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m/9,903ft): 4-5 hours.

Leaving Chhokang Paro, we Trek uphill alongside Shiar Khola to arrive at the nunnery of Rachen Gompa, which is an ancient nunnery of Tsum Valley. Enjoying the attractive views of the valley, we arrive at Piren Phu/Milarepa cave. Piren Phu is one of the holiest caves in the Tsum valley. Ancient Buddhist paintings, excellent creative scripts carved on stones, long prayer flags, and important Buddhists scripts make this cave one of the most significant socio-cultural asset of the valley. We continue to climb past the villages of Nile and Chule to finally reach Mu Gompa, a big monastery with 100 monks and Hiking Mu Gomba Same day and back to Nile. Overnight Nile.

Day 10
Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m/11,058ft): 5-6 hours.

After spending the night at the Village of Nile, we trace our way back to Chumling. Walking past small monasteries, Mani walls, and small settlements, we arrive at the sacred Milarepa Cave before reaching the holy monastery of Rachen Gompa, the walls of which is decorated with colorful Buddhist paintings. We then follow Shiar Khola downstream to reach Chhokang Paro. Overnight in Chhumling.

Day 11
Extra day for excursion This is day of leisure,

 After having late breakfast hike up Mu Gumba and reach the base of Pika Himal (4,865m).We are quite close to Tibet and get a good view of the Tibetan peaks as well as the beautiful Ganesh Himal range. We may visit to hiking and Dheron Gompa this day. After the day's excursion we return to our camp at Mu Gumba.

Day 12
Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (3,245m/10644ft) via Milarepa cave: 5 hours.

We take the trail to Rachen Gumba, a nunnery. It is situated in the Shiar Khola Valley in the foothills of the mountains bordering Nepal and Tibet. Rachen Gumba was established in the year 1905 AD and is one of the largest nunneries in the Tsum valley. It is belong to the Ngak-pa sect, which does not allow animal slaughter. The nunnery houses one thousand clay, mud statues of Avalokiteshwara, a brightly colored, carved throne and pillar, and a large prayer wheel. The interior is richly painted with murals about Buddhism and its history. We stay overnight at camp or local house.

Day 13
Trek Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2,405m) -6 to 7 Hours

Today, we proceed towards Dumje, is small and scattered settlements with some houses and adjoining cattle sheds. Dumje is wide flat land, good for cultivation especially barely and potato. Where, patches of purple-hued amaranth interspersed with fields of brown barley, dozens of yaks grazing in grassy meadows, rustic stone houses hugging the trail, long stretches of hand-carved mani stones and stacked mani walls, ancient villages dotting the landscape, rock chortens perched high on ridges, snow-capped Himalayan peaks scratching the deep blue sky, high remote mountain passes threading into Tibet, maroon-robed Buddhist monks and nuns fingering prayer beads, and hard-working kind-hearted villagers warmly welcome you into this scenic and soaring valley where Tibetan culture is still celebrated today.

Day 14
Trek Dumje to Philim (cross Ripchet) (1,570 m) -6 ½ to 7 ½ Hours

After breakfast, we are heading to Philim and cross Ripchet. We pass one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Lower Tsum Valley, Samba Tingding Chhupyang. This is the village which lies along the trial from Gumpa Laundang to Philim. The houses are completely built from stone and roofs are pine wood. The houses are associated in linear pattern along the trial. There are remarkable numbers of Mani walls, Chortens and gateway chortens. We make camp in Philim for overnight stay.

Day 15
Trek Philim to Tatopani (875m) -6 to 7 Hours .

From Phillim we trek to Tatopani (hot spring) about 6 to 7 hours, most of the trail is descend. You can relieve your tired muscles from many days by soaking yourself in the hot spring. We make camp here for overnight stay or stay in local house

Day 16
Trek Tatopani to Soti Khola (720m) – to -7 Hours Today,

we pass through terraced fields and tropical waterfalls cascading off soaring cliffs, rivers tumbling wildly down precipitous gorges and finally set up camp at the Soti Khola a Gurung Village. We stay overnight at camp or local House.

Day 17
Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu (1300m/1,968ft):

 Walk 4 hours and drive 7-8 hours. We will be ready at 6:00 morning to having breakfast or advice as your trekking guide or you’re wise. We will drive back to Kathmandu through the road passing terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, high hills and along the same road. It takes about 8 to 9 hours (conditional) to reach your hotel in Kathmandu by bus/ private car.

Day 18
Departure International airport.

Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until departure flight/drive. Sange Sherpa Adventure assist will be transfer to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination.

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Equipment List

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal.  Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.


  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


  • Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


  • Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightwight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
  • Waterproof cover for daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


  • Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hair brush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Ear plugs for sleeping


  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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What is Included

  •  Pick up and drop off Airport-Hotel-Airport in Kathmandu by private vehicle.

  • 2 Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation vehicles as per the itinerary
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking  Permit MCP and ACP (Manaslu Special Permit).
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System.
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • An experienced and first aid trained license holder accompanying a trekking guide
  • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons, one porter carries 25 KG.).
  • Meals, insurance, salary, equipment, accommodation, transportation of our Staff.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Medic All government and local taxes
  • medical supplies kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Farewell dinner

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What is Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa.
  • Domestic airport tax.
  • Your Travel/Medical insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Hot shower while on trek.
  • Single supplements in hotels except solo trekking service.
  • Bar bills and laundry.
  • Battery Charges( Available during trek with Extra cost).
  • Optional trips not specified in the itinerary.
  • Tipping to guide and porter..
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Drinks (including tea) and Bar Bill (beverage).
  • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency.
  • Donation to the local organization.
  • Tilicho Lake Trek.
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