Tsum Valley Trek

The Tsum valley is situated in the Northern Gorkha district of Nepal. Tsum is a word derived from Tibetan jargon ‘Tsombo’, which means ‘vivid’ and once you hit the trails to Tsum, you will be in full agreement with this right to the hilt. A beautiful Trails that is just newly opened for trekking purposes. The beautiful hidden valley and its people possess a unique identity of their own which carry historic importance. The valley is surrounded by the Buddha Himal and Himal chuli to the west Ganesh Himal to the south and Sringi Himal to the north.

The main Manaslu Trail for the Tsum valley, we suddenly encounter a complete quiet where we only hear the scattered chirping of birds and a wave of curiosity and suspense with the feeling we are on the verge of entering a secret hidden valley or the Garden of Eden. Crossing through beautiful villages, entering into restricted area with special permit takes you to the heart of cultural and traditional hub, where you will see the real and true image of ancient habitant is untouched by outer world. The Tsum Valley was also a restricted region at one time, but the government of Nepal soon opened its beautiful doors after 2008 to earn badly needed foreign exchange revenues. Our primary goal is to provide you with wonderful opportunities to discover beauty of Nepal and culturally enriching adventures. We have trekked and guided in all regions of Nepal and knowledge about every aspects of trekking in Himalaya.


Day to Day Itenary

Day 1  Pick up at the airport in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel

Day 2  Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (6 hours).

Day 3  Arughat to Soti Khola (6 hours).

Day 4  Soti Khola to Machha Khola (6 hours).

Day 5  Machha Khola to Doban (6hours)

Day 6  Doban to Philim (6 hours).

Day 7  Philim to Chumling (Lower Tsum) (7 hours)

Day 8  Chumling to Chhokangparo (Upper Tsum) (5-6 hours)

Day 9  Chhokangparo to Nile/Chhule,

Day 10   Nile/Chhule to Mu Gompa (3700 m)

Day 11  Extra day for excursion

Day 12  Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (5 hours)

Day 13  Rachen Gompa to Dumje (6-7 hours).

Day 14  Dumje to Philim (cross Ripchet) (6-7 hours).

Day 15  Philim to Tatopani (6-7 hours).

Day 16  Tatopani to Soti Khola (6-7 hours)

Day 17  Soti Khola to Arughat Bazar (6-7 hours)

Day 18  Arughat Bazar drive to Kathmandu (8-9 hours)

Day 19  Departure to home

Itinerary Detail

Day 01 Pick up at the airport in Kathmandu and transfer to your hotelWe provides an airport pickup facility on which we will pick you up from Tribhuvan international airport and drop you to hotel. On arrival day we will brief you about trekking and required equipment’s and visit surrounding city as time availability.

Day 02 Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (6 hours).We can take private or local bus service to reach Arughat Bazar. Half of this road is Offroad and little bit rugged trail. We pass through many zig zag road, lots mountain and severl small big rivers including Budi Gandaki Gorge. A lot of ascending and descending through the forest and village we reach arughat bazar on the beach of Budi Gandaki River.

Day 03 Arughat to Soti Khola (6 hours). Along the way we enjoy splendid views of Shringri Himal, Gurung and Magar villages and waterfalls then Camp on the bank of Soti khola for overnight.

Day 04 Soti Khola to Machha Khola (6 hours). Machha khola is a big village as well a stream also call Machha khola below the village, camping side in Machha khola is very wide and flat.

Day 05 Machha Khola to Doban (6hours)the trail is mostly ascendings and descending for the day and camping will be on the conjoint of two rivers Shir Khola and Sarpu khola.

Day 06 Doban to Philim (6 hours). The route is gentle ascending through the rocky hills and downhill to ravines and notched trees. During the walk you will see a towering Mountain called Sringri Himal, crossing the terraced farming field of millet, corn and rice takes you a big Gurung village Philim.

Day 07 Philim to Chumling (Lower Tsum) (7 hours)we take the trail upwards to the ridge from Philim this route leads to Ganesh Himal Base camp trekking as well. The day would be very exciting by the views nature, way of life and culture and finally reach to Chumling.

Day 08 Chumling to Chhokangparo (Upper Tsum) (5-6 hours)Chumling to Chhokangparo (Upper Tsum) (5-6 hours) the upper inner Himalaya starts from Chhokangparo. From here Tibetan lifestyle and tradition starts, the two villages Chhekam and Paro are situated in big flat land which is call Chhokangparo. The Ganesh himal range, Budda Himal and Himal chuli are nicely visible from here.

Day 09 Chhokangparo to Nile/Chhule,Chhokangparo to Nile/Chhule, on the way we visit the Milerepa cave the Piren Phu cave. Piren Phu (pigeon cave) is one of the most sacred caves in the Tsum valley. The Gombas are well murals painted, excellent artistic scripts carved on stones, long prayer flags and significant Buddhists paper scripts make the monastery cave one of the most important socio-cultural asset in the valley.

Day 10  Nile/Chhule to Mu Gompa (3700 m)Nile/Chhule to Mu Gompa (3700 m), visit Dhephyudonma (the oldest) Gompa (4060 m) (4 hours) From Nile the trail gradually ascends to Mu Gompa, the largest monastery in the region. Mu Gompa is located at the highest and farthest point in the Tsum valley. Mu Gompa was established in 1895 AD and situated at the altitude of 3510m.

Day 11 Extra day for excursionExtra day for excursion: hike up to Pika Himal (4865m).We are quite close to Tibet and get a good views of the Tibetan peaks as well as the Ganesh Himal range.

Day 12 Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (5 hours)Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (5 hours) The Rachen nunnery Gompa is situated in the Shiar Khola Valley in the foothills of the mountains bordering Nepal and Tibet. Rachen Gompa was established in the year 1905 AD and is one of the largest nunneries Gompa in the Tsum valley

Day 13 Rachen Gompa to Dumje (6-7 hours).From Rachen Gompa we precede towards Dumje, a small village which looks like cattle sheds.

Day 14 Dumje to Philim (cross Ripchet) (6-7 hours).Today is very exciting day for the returning trekking we cross the pass call Ripchet and a beautiful waterfalls in Tsum valley.

Day 15 Philim to Tatopani (6-7 hours).It is definitely one of the most enjoyable days from Philim to Tatopani. Tatopani means hot spring where you can swim and give relieve you tired muscles and get natural massage after a long tired trekking.

Day 16 Tatopani to Soti Khola (6-7 hours)we pass through terraced farming field tropical forest and waterfalls and finally to the Soti khola.

Day 17 Soti Khola to Arughat Bazar (6-7 hours)We will return along the same route from where we walked up trekking.

Day 18 Arughat Bazar drive to Kathmandu (8-9 hours)After breakfast, we transfer to the Kathmandu.we drive back to Kathmandu, 160 km from Arughat bazar, takes 6-7 hours, viewing beautiful hill scene and rural life. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 19 Departure to homeWe transfer you to the airport 3 hours before your flight. So, as per your flight schedule, we check out from the hotel and leave you at International terminal side at airport.

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Terms and Conditions

Himalayan Gateway Trek is a reputed adventure travel company that has been serving thousands of trekkers from all around the world. We are situated in Thamel, Kathmandu ,registered under license number 2126/073. Bunch of experienced guides and focused stuff has made the company this trust worthy up to date. The company is under the supervision of Mr. Bipin Lamichhane (Head) which has been providing facilities such as Trekking, hiking, tours and peak climbing.  We are fully approved and licensed  under Ministry of Tourism, Government of Nepal. We are also an active member of Trekking agents association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Assocation (NMA).

1, When you confirmed the trip,you should pay 25 % (Non- Refundable) down payment from total trip cost in advance as per the company’s policy, it help us to reserve Hotel’s in city, domestic flight’s and all other trip arrangement’s for final trip booking. with your deposit we need your details of scan passport copy by e-mail for all trips in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan,which is more secure for you to book flight ticket or more things in your real name, gender, date of birth and passport number with home address.

2, All clients are request to have a valid passport, relevant visa/s and conform to the health regulations required by the country/s that will be visited during the trip.

3, You should clear rest of the amount on your Arrival day.

Any trip booking Payment process is very easy with Himalayan Gateway Trek (P.) Ltd, We accept your last minute booking also, but you should pay total tour cost in advance.

Travel Insurance

Insurance strategy takes care of the expense of a save helicopter from rocky or remote districts of the nation and covers all outrageous exercises for your excursion, for example, boating, endeavor, trekking, canyoning and so on.

On the off chance that you fall sick or have a mishap amid your trek in Nepal, the cost can end up noticeably over the top on the off chance that you need travel protection.

Numerous insurance agencies from everywhere throughout the world are giving travel protection administrations at a sensible cost and on the off chance that you are travlling in a gathering, you might have the capacity to get further rebates.

We firmly prescribe you to purchase a travel protection that comers Rescue and Evacuation at that point bring your strategy subtle elements (eg approach number, contact telephone, scope, and so forth) since save administrations will seldom go to your guide without money store or a guarantee in Kathmandu however when you are doing visit with us, we orchestrate helicopter departure in crisis case because of height ailment or enduring damage amid campaign/trekking/Climbing or potentially wellbeing conditions.

You have to either send your duplicate of travel protection approach authentication or basically convey alongside you amid your excursion. Himalayan Gateway Treks don’t offer or mastermind any kind of Travel Insurance Policy.

At long last, please dependably have a printed duplicate of your protection strategy helpful while going in Nepal

Health & Medicine Advice

High mountain ranges such as the Himalaya and Andes offer some of the most spectacular hiking opportunities on the planet. That being said, walking at high altitude brings with it certain inherent risks. Good advice is to make sure that you are well prepared for the trek since lack of fitness can often lead to discomfort or illness. The most common health issues that trekkers have during the trekking is altitude sickness so we should always ready for these risks. Something as simple as a foot blister can totally ruin a trek, not only for you but also for your companions.

You are healthy and mental and physical wellness at the season of booking this visit

A standout amongst the most well-known grievances endured by guests to Nepal is stomach issue. Drink just packaged beverages with the seals in place, boiled and filtered water. Maintain a strategic distance from extremely spicy foods in the event that you are unused to it.

Before beginning, do warm-up activities. Extending slowly builds heart rate, temperature and flow to your muscles. Likewise, following a decent night’s rest, your muscles require warming.

Altitude sickness is the name given to the collection of symptoms which can happen, when a man endeavors to rise too rapidly at heights over 2500 m (8202 ft). If you take the necessary precautions and listen to your body, chances are you will be fine.

Wearing good, comfortable and softened up footwear will go far to dodging foot issues like blisters which is one of the probability issues among trekkers.

You should have taken the necessary precautions to immunise/vaccinate for the destination you are   travelling to. If you fail to comply with the duty of disclosure in this condition and if Escape Trekking Adventures would not have permitted you to undertake the tour, or continue participation of the tour, had you made full disclosure under this condition, Himalayan Gateway trek will not be liable, except to the minimum extent.

Personal first Aid Kit

Medical survival kits are often a boring subject and many hikers don’t give it much attention. However, a survival kit is one of the most important items you carry and should not be compromised. Carry a first aid kit with you. Every outdoor person must have a personal first aid kit with proper medical background information inside, namely: emergency contact info, blood type, allergies and current medication. Trekkirs should carry followings things.
->Analgesics. Aspirin, Advil or Tylenol – for headaches etc.
->Thermometer (to check for fever) – mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines
->Anti-diarrhoeal drug
->Antibiotic eye drops (one bottle)
->Anti-inflammatory drug
->Tweezers (for removal of splinters)
->Adhesive waterproof tape (3-4′ long of 1″ wide tape rolled onto a popsicle stick or sewing thread bobbin)
->Safety pins (2 large pins; can be used for gear, to secure bandages, dig out a splinter, etc)
->Medical gloves (1 pair, nitrile surgical or non-latex barrier gloves; the sanitary option if you need to help someone that is bleeding, or you want them to help you!)
->Muslin Triangular Bandage in a compressed package (handly as a sling of to fashion different types of splints)

Trekking equipment
  • • Fleece beanie
    • sun glasses
    • Chap stick / Sunscreen
    • Face mask or Scarf
    • Hand towel
    • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
    • Cold weather down jacket below waist
    • Fleece jacket and trouser
    • Trekking trouser
    • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
    • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
    • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
    • Socks and under wears
    • Trekking boot
    • Snow Gaiter (optional)
    • Runners / Snickers for camps
    • Head torch
    • Personal medical kit
    • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
    • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
    • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
    • Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
Nepal visa

Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.

You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and 2 passport sized photo with a light background.

Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:

  • Multiple entry visa for 15 days US$ 30
  • Multiple entry visa for 30 days US$ 50
  • Multiple entry visa for 90 days US$ 125

Tourist visa extension facility:

  • Visa extension fee for the period of 15 days us US$ 30
  • Visa extension fee for the period of more than 15 days US$ 2 per day.
  • Visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a visa year (January – December) at the Department of Immigration.

No visa required for:

  • Children below 10 yrs.
  • Any foreigner, who has stayed in Nepal up to fifteen (15) days continuously and re-enters Nepal during the same visa year.
  • Any tourist who is entering Nepal for three days or less.
Permits and fees

Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Narayanhiti Durbar Museum Rs. 500 Rs. 250 Rs. 100
Kathmandu Durbar square Rs. 750 Rs. 150 free
National Museum Chhauni Rs. 200 Rs. 25 Rs. 20
Patan Durbar Square Rs. 500 Rs. 100 free
Patan Museum Rs. 250 Rs. 25 Rs. 10
Patan Golden Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 20 free
Mahabouddha Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 30 free
Bhaktapur Durbar Square Rs. 1,500 Rs. 500 free
National Art Museum, Bhaktapur Rs. 100 Rs. 50 Rs. 20
Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) Rs. 200 Rs. 50 free
Bouddhanath Stupa Rs. 250 Rs. 150 free
Pashupatinath Temple Rs. 1,000 Rs. 1,000 free
Changu Narayan Temple Rs. 100 Rs. 25 free
Ethnographic Museum, NTB Rs. 200 Rs. 100 Rs. 30


Entrance permits fees for National parks and Conservations areas

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Makalu-Barun national park
Sagarmatha national park
Langtang national park
Rara national park
Shey Phoksundo national park
Khaptad national park
Rs. 3,000/person +13% VAT Rs. 1’500/person + 13%VAT free
Bardia National Park
Parsa Wildlife Reserve
Koshi Toppi Wildlife Reserve
Rs. 1,000/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 50/person
Chitwan National Park Rs. 1,500/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 100/person
All Conservation Areas Rs. 2,000/person Rs. 200/person free

Jungle drives / vehicle entry fees

Car Jeep Van Chopper
Chitwan National Park Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 4,000/day Rs. 5,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Parsa, Shuklaphanta
Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve
Rs. 1,000/day Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 3,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Food And Accommodations.

Himalayan Gateway Trek  usually books hotel accommodation for you in cities on  Bed and Breakfast basis as your requirements. During your trek you can stay in a local tea house or camp. It depends on your wishes. While you are on a tea house trek, Himalayan Gateway Trek  invites you to choose the food you like for your breakfast, lunch and dinner from the menu. Our experienced guide will help with selecting and ensure that you get hygienically prepared, plentiful and healthy food. Most tea houses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast, properly Hot drinks like Tea/coffee,Hot chocolate and others are available with all meals, and you can also buy mineral water in most of the areas where you find tea houses.

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