Tsum valley trekking description:
Tsum valley trekking tour (Classical route) is one of the most beautiful and quite trekking route of Manaslu region of Nepal. Tsum valley trekking tour founded by the team of Gokyo Treks and Expedition in association with TAAN in 2008. Tsum valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in east side from Mount Manaslu. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word "Tsombo" which means vivid. The trail heads up the valley of the Budi Gandaki River through wild and unexplored country inhabited mainly by members of the Gurung ethnic groups. Good cup of the local cultivated natural coffee, Tatopani hot springs will help you more to refreshed your journey.
Upper Tsum valley (part of the Inner Himalaya) open from Chhokangparo, where hospitable local people (Tibetan group "Tsombo") welcome you with traditional Tibetan Chiya (butter tea) and local meal. The Tsum Valley is extremely rich in cultural assets. The valley is dotted with gompas (Buddhist monasteries), chortens and mani walls. The longest mani walls (over 250m) are at Dzong and Phurpe. The valley preserves steps of the great Buddhist Yogi Chyuchin Milarepa and story about Guru Padmasambhava circumbulation. The people here never slaughter animals, even as sacrifice to the gods. The Tsum Valley is surrounded by the Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Sringi Himal to the North.
Highlights of the Tsum valley trek
Relaxing with different culture & most challenging special trek in remote of Nepal, Semi controlled region - very less number of visitors, Splendid and superb views, walking between the borders of Nepal and Tibet, explore the old monasteries, Ethnic group with unique culture, Explore the Tibetan Culture, Full of flora and fauna etc.
Tsum valley trekking grade
Restricted area of Tsum valley trekking is suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require any previous trekking or mountaineering experience and also it is not necessary that you must be young and super-strong to do this trekking. If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can easily do this trekking. However, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Tsum valley trekking place covers:
Arughat - jagat - philim - Lokpa - Chumling - Checongpar - Mu Gompa and same way return to Aarughat Bazzar
February, March, April, May, June, September, October , November and December.
Tsum Valley Larke Pass outline itinerary
- Day 01: Day as arrival in Kathmandu international airport.
- Day 02: Drive to Arughtat and stay overnight there, 8 hours
- Day 03: Trek from Arughat to Lapubesi (6-7hrs)
- Day 04: Trek from Lapubesi to Tatopani (4-5hrs)
- Day 05: Trek from Tatopani to Philim (6-7hrs)
- Day 06: Trek from Philim to Chumling (6-7hrs)
- Day 07: Trek from Chumling to Chhokangparo (5-6hrs)
- Day 08: Trek from Chhokangparo to Nile (4-5hrs)
- Day 09: Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa and Chhokangparo (6-7hrs)
- Day 10: Trek from Chhokangparo to Gumba Lungdang (5-6hrs)
- Day 11: Trek from Gumba Lungdang thru Rainjam to Ripchet (6 hrs)
- Day 12: Trek from Ripchet to Philim via Lokpa (1700m.) (7 hrs).
- Day 13: Trek from Philim to Khorlabeshi (930m.) (6 hours)
- Day 14: Trek to Soti Khola (730m.) (6:30 hours
- Day 15: Trek from Soti Khola to Arughat Bazzar (570m.) (5 hours)
- Day 16: Drive from Aarughat Bazzar to Kathmandu (1348 m). 7 hours
- Day 17: Final day as departure
Note of the above itinerary
O/N = Over Night, B/B = Bed and Breakfast F/B (Full Board) = Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more than 16 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.
Short description mode of packages
In our packages, we have included two nights 3 Star Category hotel in Kathmandu (capital of Nepal) within Bed with Breakfast plan. Full board Meals and accommodation in trekking, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, an experienced guide and porter and all the government taxes and necessary permits, please find in details what are included and excluded in the price as follows
Tsum Valley trekking detail itinerary
Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel (1348m)
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport (TIA) our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After getting refresh, briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Drive to Arught Bazzar ( 7 - 8 ) hrs
After breakfast at Hotel in Kathmandu, we will drive to Arughat Bazaar which takes about 7:30 to 8 hours by Bus. Arughat Bazaar is one the beautiful small town of Dhading / Gorkha District which is also famous for the trade center of upper part of Gorkha and Dhading District.
Trek from Arughat to Lapubesi (880m), 7hrs
Trek through Gurung and Magar villages on the untrafficked road, staying on the left bank (true right) of the Buru Gandaki, which you will be following to its source. It can be hot and humid so wet rice, maize and millet are the main crops and you may see monkeys in the forests. There is a simple guesthouse at Arkhet (760m). Ascends on stairs as the valley becomes wilder, prettier and narrower and descend to Soti Khola (710m). There’s a swimming hole in the Soti Khola, popular with locals. Trek on through shady Sal forests then climb up and down for some time an exposed track blasted from the cliff and views way below of wild rapids, eventually dropping to the Gurung village Labubesi. Stay overnight at tented camp or guest house.
Trek from Lapubesi to Tatopani (930 m) , 6 hours
Continue up-river, climbing sometimes and at other times down on the gravel riverbed, passing through Machha Khola (930m) where there is a small lodge. Continue on the same side of the Buri Gandaki, up and down again and across sandy river flats. The Langurs Monkeys in the jungle above can knock rocks down, so watch out. Large Gurung villages are way above while the track passes few houses, like lower Khorlabesi (960m) which was largely destroyed by a huge rock slip 22 years ago. A survivor has built a botanic garden and nice lodge from which he sells his organic coffee. Goat herders passing through this area wear the distinctive smoke-browned capes called bokkhu made famous in the book Honey Hunters of Nepal. Continue up and down over a couple of ridges to Tatopani known as ‘Natural hot springs’ where there are hot water spouts under the sheer cliffs that provide a delightful evening shower. Stay overnight at tented camp or guest house.
Trek from Tatopani to Philim (1592 m), 7hrs
Climb over a ridge and cross the Buri Gandaki on a rickety suspension bridge, climb on well made marble stairs in the narrow valley for some time and through Doban (1000m; Duvan) where there is a reasonable lodge. Shyaule Bhatti 1hr later has large rock with views where you can take tea and look at the wild gorges ahead. After crossing a landslip and the bridge across the Yaru Khola (1363m), emerge onto river flats for lunch at Yaru (1140m) at the Sandbar Hotel. Look downstream at the massive rock fall that chokes the river. Just past Yaru, cross to the left bank and enjoy easy up and down to Jagat (1410m), a neatly Flag stoned Gurung village where Jagat (‘entrance permits checked and tax’) is collected on Tibetan trade. In this area, potato, maize and climbing beans are all planted at the same time – the potato for food and to suppress weeds, the maize for food and to supply a trellis for the beans, which are an important source of protein. Marijuana is a major weed problem. Walk up the riverbed then climb over a rocky ridge to Salleri (1440m) with views of Sringi Himal (7187m), then descend to Sirdibas (1430m; Setibas, Tara) where there is said to be a lodge. You’ll see your first signs of Buddhist culture here. Continue up-river on the left bank, up and down before crossing Nepal’s longest suspension bridge to the east bank and a tiring climb up to prosperous Philim (1590m; Dodang) surrounded by rich fields of maize, potato and millet. Stay overnight at tented camp or guest house.
Trek from Philim to Chumling (2360 m) , 7hrs
If you are not taking the Tsum Valley side-trip then today you will continue on the way to Ghap. Traverse north out of Philim on the obvious track signposted to the Larkya-La, through some pretty forest with views up the narrowing valley. After 1hr climbing enter the increasingly misnamed Ekle Bhatti, then traverse high above a spectacular gorge, entering a largely uninhabited area of pine trees. Eventually drop to a trail junction going left to Ghap and right to the Tsum Valley. Climb on a well-graded but exposed track through pines and rhododendrons, looking down on the other trail across the river. If the slopes here have recently had their annual burn there is a real risk of stone fall from the cliffs above, especially if there are goats grazing. Climb on zigzag steps, increasingly exposed, and gain your first glimpses of the narrow lower Tsum Valley, very steep across the Shiar Khola which drains from the very top of the valley. Across the Buri Gandaki is Himalchuli (7893m) above steep cliffs. Walk through a largely intact and peaceful temperate forest into Lokuwa (2240m) surrounded by barley fields, where there is a comfortable lodge, toilet and lunch. Descend through beautiful forest, crossing three side streams on bridges, circle under a huge bluff on the river then climb steeply on well-made but exposed stairs. After about 30mins start to traverse north through pines and rhododendrons. The hidden valley of Tsum stretches enticingly ahead. Eventually descend to a lone bhatti Ghumlong (2130m) on the river. The path straight ahead climbs steeply to Ripchet (2470m) in about an hours, the path to Chumling (2360m) crosses the Shiar Khola on a wooden bridge and up. It is not for those afraid of heights - several locals have fallen to their death from this track while drunk. Make sure you climb up to Chumling and check out the old gompa, the traditional houses, orchards, clinic and beautiful stone streets. This is Buddhist agriculture, with conical pine needle haystacks among the 4 prayer flags. From here on trails are lined with artistic chortens and mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with deities and prayers. Stay overnight at tented camp / local homesty.
Trek from Chumling to Chhokangparo (3010 m), 6:30 hours
An easier day after yesterday, Cross the suspension bridge just east of the hotel and traverse through rich farming land of maize and potatoes. The houses are classic Tibetan with barricades of firewood on the roof, but without flat roofs as it rains and snows here. Cross a huge slip where rocks and flood cleared the area even up onto the opposite bank and now is covered with a forest of new trees. Up the valley to the east are superb views of the 7000m Ganesh Himal, of long suspension bridges on the opposite bank, and far above the perched village of Ripchet (2468m). Lunch is possible on Rainjham (2400m), a single bhatti with enclosed courtyard. Cross the Serpu Khola and climb for 2.5hrs on well-graded but exposed track to upper Tsum and the large village of Chhokangparo (3010m), stone houses nestled under cliffs without a single iron roof. The valley opens here into spacious fields of barley, maize, buckwheat and potatos. If the weather is clear Himalchuli (7893m) can be seen from the valley. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Trek from Chhokangparo to Nile (3361m) , 6 hrs
Take time to explore the joined villages of Chhokang and Paro and climb north to a retreat where Lama Kongchog died after 26 years of meditation. His child reincarnation, found in the village, was subject of the award-winning DVD Unmistaken Child (available in Kathmandu). Thar are often sighted near here. The friendly people speak Tsumba, related to Tibetan, but often little Nepali and are quite unused to visitors. Head east through small villages and past a local school, climb over a ridge of chortens and past Lamagaon (3202m) through the flat fields, looking across the extensive crops and river to the huge courtyard of the Rachen Gompa (3240m). This nunnery is the female equivalent of the main Kathmandu Kopan Monastery. Climb up and visit Milarepa’s Cave (Piren Phu), where the bringer of Buddhism to Tibet is reputed to have meditated. The cave is being extensively restored. Cross the Shiar Khola, pass through hamlets of Phurbe (3251m) and Pangdun (3258m) and pass an unusual round stupa before reaching the larger village of Chhule (3347m) through an impressive entrance gate (kani). The children here all wear the Tibetan dressing gown called chubas and there are many yaks. Head upstream to cross the bridge and climb to Nile (3361m). Both villages are in traditional style with inclusion of livestock compounds into the houses and sheltered verandahs for drying crops. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa and Chhokangparo ( 3010 m), 6:30 hours
Leave your rucksack behind. Make an early start up valley on the west bank, enjoying sunrise on the narrowing valley walls, yaks being put to pasture and a day with just a light pack. The final climb up to the large Mu Gompa (3700m) is through dry Tibetan country, with rows of chortens and widening mountain vistas. This is a large monastery with over 100 monks and an ancient gompa visited by David Snellgrove (Himalayan Pilgrimage) in 1956. If time permits you can also visit Dhephyudoma Gompa (4000m) further west on an obvious track. On three sides now are great views of the border with Tibet, with frequently used passes to the east (Ngula Dhojyang or Mailatasachin Pass, 5093m) and west (Thapla Bhanjyang, 5104m) just out of sight. Some people climb to Kalung (3820m). Making a daytrip to the passes for a view into Tibet. There are extensive seasonal yak pastures in all directions, the Lungdang Glacier to the east and high peaks in all directions. Return down valley through Chhule, collect your rucksack and continue down as far as Phurbe, but stay on the east bank of the Shiar Khola and cross flat boulder-covered plains to Rachen Gompa (3240m). The older part of the nunnery is more interesting. Families in the Tsum usually have at least one family member as either a monk or a nun. Continue south until a bridge crosses to the west bank then descend again to Chhokangparo village. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Trek from Chhokangparo to Gumba Lungdang (3200m) , 5:30 hours
Drop down Chhokangparo on the previous trail for about 2hrs, until a small gompa is reached at Gho (2485m), descend on a narrow trail to the left through the village and drop to a wooden bridge over the Shiar Khola. Cross the bridge to Dhumje (2440m, Tumje) which has a Tibetan herbal medicine clinic and school. The track onwards climbs just behind the clinic. Climb very steeply on an indistinct track through pines and rhododendrons until the track starts traversing at a mani wall with prayer flags. Finally, in the pine forest, take an uphill trail and make a steep zigzag climb through huge silver pines to reach Gumba Lungdang. It has 40 nuns & an intense and engrossing puja every night. The mountain views in all directions are amazing and being here was the absolute highlight of our nine trips to Nepal. Stay overnight at tented camp.
Trek from Gumba Lungdang to Trek from Gumba Lungdang thru Rainjam to Ripchet village , 6 hours
Descend from Gumba Lungdang by the upward track.After Breakfast at Gumpa, we take downhill keep our unforgettable and very close views of Ganesh Himal range to Rainjam and then gradual up and down hill to Ripchet, Ripchet is a big village where there are about 70 families living, its one of the most laid back village in this region, You can find very simple home stays. Over night camp at Ripchet.
Trek from Ripchet to Philim via Lokpa (1700m.) village, 6:30 hrs.
As you follow the descending route you will pass by fairly dense pine forest where many species of birds inhabit the forest. May see some Mosk dears on the other side of the river on sunny days. Philim is a nice village and offers you excellent landscape and the village itself is live and some nice lodges to stay overnights.
Trek from Philim to Khorlabeshi village (930m.) , 6:00 hrs.
While you are descending teh route completely, you leave the cultivated region around Philim as you descend along the path that follows the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River. At Tatopani (Natural Hot spring) you can relax in the warm and revitalize waters of the hot spring. Stay overnight in camp in Khorlabeshi walking about 1 hours further.
Trek from Khorlabeshi to Soti Khola (730m.), 6 hours
Today you pass through some mice villages as you observe the villagers absorbed in their daily chores. You can enjoy the pristine beauty of the waterfalls on both sides of the river. Khorlabesi village is a split point to take another trail to Laprak and Brapak village of Gorkha so if you like to visit those beautiful places, you can extend your trek otherwise walk all the way return to Soti khola to stay overnights. On your way back to Sotikhola, you can pass the several villages like Machha khola, Labubnsi and Khursani bari etc.
Trek from Soti Khola to Arughat (570m.) 5 hrs
After breakfast, you cross over the bridges and cultivated Rice terraces areas and villages before you finally reach to Arughat Bazzar from where our trek was started. Stay overnight in lodges.
Drive from Arughat Bazaar to Kathmandu , 8 hrs
This is a picturesque journey of Tsum valley. While you are driving, you head up to Dhading Besi and Malekhu which is famous for delicious fish. Along the route, you can enjoy the mountain views, green hills, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people engaged happily in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu. Transfer to the hotel. Trip finish.
Final departure day in Kathmandu
- Kathmandu airport pick up and drop off by private vehicles.
- 3 nights twin sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu within BB Plan
- All land transportation for the trip
- Guest house / Tented camping accommodation during the trekking
- If you choose Camping trekking; - Professional cook, kitchen helper, sherpa and required porters during trekking
- All kitchen and cooking equipment during trekking
- Special Trekking Permits: Tsum valley + Manaslu circuit trekking
- Fluent English speaking license holder mountain trekking guide during the trekking.
- All land transportation as per itinerary.
- Meals (B, L, D, A) each day during the trekking days
- Annapurna / Manaslu Conservation Area Project permits and TIMS permits for trekking
- Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurance of all trekking crew
- All Government tax and company service charge
- A Special souvenir from our company.
- Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
- Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
- Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
- Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
- Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills
- Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
- Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but expected)
- Any other things not mentioned.
We are experts for the operations trip at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a sound acclimatization program. We created this trekking itinerary to allow for gradual height gain spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude, but for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent will produce minimal effects. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. For all trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters, our guides carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness; they are trained to track symptoms as well as administer medications but we recommend to you to carry medicine by yourself that is beneficial for you.
To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you need specialized travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. Our agency Gokyo Treks and Expedition can arrange for the appropriate policy based on your trekking.
Climate and Weather
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalaya where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
This trekking is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15 degree C to -10 degree C.
We bring together a small group to give them a memorable and insightful travel experience with an invaluable opportunity to interact in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally in between 2 to 10 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to to get special permits of Tsum valley as it is the rules by the Government of Nepal. For individualized trips, no minimum or maximum applies. If you would like to travel independently or with hiring guide and porters or travelling with your friends, families and colleagues, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people.
Gokyo Treks and Expedition promises you a rewarding trip with an experience that last you lifetime amidst natural and cultural beauties. Here you will find committed team member, world-class quality, personalized service, closest co-operation and great company. Our trekking crews have more than a decade of trek leadership experience. We ensure you get the ultimate holiday experience that exceeds your expectation. Quality service is what matters the most. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition are supremely confident to bring outstanding service throughout your trip without any unnecessary discomfort and hassle, it is 100 % guaranteed.
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Any kinds of battery charges and hot shower during the trekking.
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
- T-shirts (2)
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Underwear (4)
- Hiking shorts (2)
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Gaiters (Optional)
- Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
- Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
- Water bottles (2)
- Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
- Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
- Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
- Books (Highly Recommended)
- Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
- Swiss Knife
Recommended Mountaineering Kit
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.
- Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
- Climbing helmet
- Alpine climbing harness
- 2 x tape slings
- 2 x screwgate karabiners
- Descender/abseil device
- Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
- Fleece trousers or silhouette
- Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing
Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Do I need Experience for Tsum valley trekking?
This trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 5 - 6 hours in a day, with a light weight rucksack. For Tsum valley trekking tours - yes, you need to have experience of walking at least 3- 4 hours a day in high altitude- somehow about 200 m above sea level.
What kind of accommodation can I expect on Tsum valley trekking?
We provide you 3 star category hotel accommodation / local home stay accommodation (choice) in Kathmandu and during the trekking there would be normal hotel accommodation which offers basic clean facilities with a mattress and blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (which need to return after the trip) but it is always better idea to own sleeping equipment.
What kind of food can I expect in Tsum valley Trek?
All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.
What opportunities will I have for shower along Tsum valley trekking?
Tea house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying and in Camping trekking - we provide you hot water on bucket basis then you will take bucket shower.
How do I get drinking water on Tsum valley trekking?
Normally in the trekking in nepal route there is all places hotel and shop as well in shop you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.
Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
in camping trek there are few places where you can charge the battery paying charge but in tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery we recommend to you bring extra pair for in case . Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries.
Is there any communication facilities on tsum valley trekking?
In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
No, for the trekking you need to have cash because credit cards works city area of Nepal only.
When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
We prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of a trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival.
Who will carry my luggage on tsum valley trekking?
We provide porters they will carry your luggage.
Is there any communication while we are on tsum valley trekking?
There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.
How much distance do I walk each day?
When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk 5-6 hours each day.
Do I need walking polls for tsum valley trekking?
we recommend to take that it will be the helpful to you.
How much additional money do I need per day?
You can allocate US$ 08 - 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$7 to 10 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks in trekking.
Trek legally. If you trek independently, you are not allowed to take any staff by law. You need for this a Trekking Agency, the sole authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or "independent guides" through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent licence or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent.
Rubbish management For the most proper disposal available, please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest truck-accessible road.
Sanitation Note the pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks - including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles. Nepal is struggling with its rapid Westernization and hasn't yet figured out how to dispose of its waste. Don't contribute to the problem any more than necessary!
After your trek you can give your clothes to the porters' clothing bank which is managed by the KEEP association . This bank is located in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu and provides clothes to the trekking porters.