Tsum Valley Trek - 17 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 17 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-10
  • Max. Altitude 3910 M.
  • Best Season March, April, May and September, October, November

Highlights

  • Discover the aesthetic off the beaten path of the Manaslu region.
  • Sovereign views of Hiunchuli, Ganesh Himal, and Shringi Himal.
  • Walk through rivers, cascading waterfalls, and many tiny to large suspension bridges.
  • Explore the traditional lifestyle of the locals and Lamas under the direct influence of Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Spiritually healing Chhortens, monasteries, and gompas.

The Tsum Valley Trek is an amazing journey of a lifetime that lets travelers witness Tibet coming alive in the northern part of Gorkha in the vicinity of the Tibetan border, whose unique culture, art, traditions, and religion trace the footprints of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism.

The whole valley is a sacred realm in the closer embracement of the Himalayas, set in remote terrains and stunning landscapes that provide magnificent views of numerous towering peaks such as Manaslu, Ganesh, Shringi Himal, Boudha Himal, and others.

The name of the valley, 'Tsum', is derived from the Tibetan term 'Tsombo', which translates as ‘Vivid’ or 'Clear', and the local inhabitants preferred calling themselves ‘Tsumbus’ from the valley of Beyul Kyimolung, which renders it the valley of happiness.

Therefore, a trek here is considered the exploration of the divine valley, which is believed to have been crafted by the Buddhist saint Padmasambhava in the 8th century to shelter the people fleeing from war, religious persecution, and famine.

The major trailhead of Tsum Valley is generally Arughat or Soti Khola, while the 17-day Tsum Valley custom-made trekking by Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks commences from Arughat after a thrilling ride from Kathmandu, passing by countless rivers, streams, cascading waterfalls, and verdant forests.

Throughout the trek to Tsum Valley, you will be filled with the spiritual energy of the locality as you enter the land, which has countless monasteries and gompas festooned with colorful prayer flags.

To conclude, the Tsum Valley Trek is an experience of life that is totally unexplainable in words and a must-go trek destination in Nepal that lets the trekkers venture into the land abundant in natural biodiversity as well as a cultural panorama all in the famous Himalayas of the country of Mount Everest (8,848m).

What to expect at Tsum Valley Trek?

The Tsum Valley Trek is an opportunity to explore the true and enriching culture of the remote Nepalese Himalayas in the more secluded Manaslu region sharing the border with Tibet, which exudes a unique Buddhist aura that gives the valley an edge from the other rural valleys of Nepal.

This particular trek takes you high up to the mountains of Nepal through lush pine and rhododendron woods, past the dwellings of welcoming local communities, where you will get to observe the ancient Buddhist culture and practices in the centuries-old monasteries. In short, expect:

Embark on the remote restricted Tsum Valley

The Valley of Tsum was a forbidden region in Nepal until 2008, which means it is a relatively unexplored trekking path that has just been recently opened to adventurers from all over the world and still retains the serenity of the Himalayan valleys in a remote area.

The valley is located in scenic settings and contains typical Tibetan-style flat-roofed stone houses, which offer a glimpse into the hard-working traditional lifestyle of the Tsumbas. Due to its remoteness, the valley is left unspoiled by mass tourism and provides the ultimate sense of tranquility and isolation.

Tempting Buddhism and monasteries in Tsum Valley

Tsum is a Buddhist region at the bottom of the majestic Ganesh Himal close to Tibet with a vast history of dharma practices blessed by several sages like Milarepa, Padmasambhava, and many others, as evidenced by Thankas, portraits, and paintings discovered in several caves scattered throughout the valley.

Among them, Piren Phu, or Pigeon Cave, holds the most substantial religious significance next to the settlement of Burji, which stems from the meditation of the legendary Buddhist master Milarepa. Rachen Gompa and Mu Gompa are the two most noteworthy monasteries in the region.

Rachen Gompa is located in the northern section of the Tsum Valley in the Chhule village, which follows Tibetan Buddhism in the Nyingma lineage and is famous for its statues and murals, while the Mu Gompa is the tallest monastery in the area at an elevation of 3,700 meters, which provides expansive views of the encompassing mountains and villages below.

The tiny villages in the valley clustered along the banks of rivers are where the descendants of Tibetans reside, forming an extraordinary cultural and natural fusion to witness, while the inhabitants here are strongly guided by Buddhism that permeates every aspect of the lives of people from Tsum in everyday existence.

During your 17-day Tsum Valley trek, you will get to encounter this pristine and unexposed cultural allure born and brought up in the lap of the Himalayas, which could be a great help in finding yourself a liberation as well.

Heavenly Mountain Vistas in Tsum Valley Trek

It is no wonder that Nepal is renowned in the world for its stunning mountains and peaks when the Tsum Valley alone is dominated by several ranges. The precise number of summits visible during the Tsum Valley Trek varies depending on the weather, the specific route you have picked, and the duration of your trek.

In the Tsum Valley 17-day trek, you will be accompanied by the mythical views of Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156m), Boudha Himal (6,672m), Shringi Himal (7,161 m), and Himalchuli (7,893m), along with the spectacular alpine Himalayan landscapes and glances at the Tibetan plateau.

You must not miss the view from Mu Gompa, Larkya La Pass, and Piren Phu and they tend to widen the overall mountain and surrounding views including sunset and sunrise, meadows, and valleys as well.

Diverse wildlife and nature endeavor in Tsum Valley Trek

The Tsum Valley trekking trail falls under the Manaslu Conservation Area, which protects countless common and endangered species of flora and fauna. Watch out for several rare wildlife, such as marmots, birds, Himalayan tahr, and blue sheep, which build a perfect harmony with the region's cultural diversity.

During your trek, you will also pass through a wide range of Himalayan environments, from subtropical woods to alpine meadows. Generally, the lower lands possess dense, lush forests of rhododendrons, bamboo, pine, and ferns that convert into alpine meadows with an array of wildflowers and, after a while, open up some barren lands.

Adventurous Budi Gandaki River and Gorge in Tsum Valley Trek

The Tsum Valley terk purses the Budi Gandaki River courses and its tributaries. In several sections of the trek, you will be crossing numerous rivers and swaying suspension bridges over them.

These bridges connect picturesque river valleys guarded by towering cliffs and peaks on backdrops adorned by prayer flags, mani walls, and water-powered prayer wheels, adding to the cultural and spiritual dimension.

Simultaneously, the Budhi Gandaki River has craved some constricted and deep gorges, which are practically impressive and spine-tingling and provide the most awe-inspiring views of the turbulent river below.

Altogether, the river Budhi Gandaki and its gorge provide a sense of accomplishment and memory engraved forever in the hearts of adventure lovers, as they are not only the challenging part of the Tsum Valley Trek but also the major unbeatable highlights of the Himalayan region.

The Best Itinerary to Trek Tsum Valley

Adventure Himalayan Travels and Trek The 17-day trek to Tsum Valley is an awesome customizable trekking itinerary to meet the needs of our guests, whom we (Nepali) consider gods.

We have been customizing trekking itineraries for more than 20 years now, in case you want to make some changes to the Tsum Valley Trek itinerary and add or deduct trekking days as per the special requirements and time schedule of our clients.

The 17-day Tsum Valley trip is our standard package, considering all the essential aspects of successful trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal, such as acclimatization day, legitimate exploration, and appropriate trekking starting and ending points in the almighty mountains, whose weather can alter at any moment.

Nonetheless, this 17-day itinerary can be tailored to address certain demands and necessities. However, it is important to include several sightseeing and acclimatization days in your trekking days that naturally extend the package itinerary days by some extra dollars.

Therefore, the best itinerary to trek the Tsum valley is 17 days beginning in Arughat, which includes a day of preparation and sightseeing in Kathmandu and a rest day at Mu Gompa at an affordable trek cost for the most budget-friendly and fulfilling trekking experience in Nepal.

Tsum Valley 17 Days Trek Cost

The Tsum Valley Trek cost varies depending on quite a few factors, such as the trekking agency you have chosen for your trek, the service you have selected, the duration of the trek, the number of people, and the trekking season.

Autumn and spring are considered the peak trekking times of the year in Nepal when the trekking trails serve hustling and bustling masses of tourists. Hence, pre-booking is a better idea, and in case you missed doing that, the tea house and food might get more expensive for you than usual.

The 17-day Tsum Valley Trek costs USD 1,325 for 7–10 pax, which is a classic trekking cost set by Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks. If your trek group has fewer than 10 members, we can modify the package cost, which may range from USD 1,325 to USD 1,625.

Basically, we are offering a group discounted price on the Tsum Valley trek cost, which is as given:

  • USD 1,625 for 1 pax
  • USD 1,425 for 2-3 pax
  • USD 1,375 for 4-6 pax
  • USD 1,325 for 7–10 pax

This package cost covers almost every expense associated with the trek, including the permits, accommodation, meals, guides, and porters, and their expenditure on insurance, transportation, and side trips.

In the event of 17 days of Tsum Valley Trek, the cost pays off for the necessary equipment for trekking as well, and solo trekking might not be as cost-flexible as group treks are, which is the same in terms of holistic trekking involvement too.

I.e., the larger the group, the better the Tsum Valley travel participation to share not only the trekking expenses but also the tale of your adventure, culture, and unforgettable moments with people from different parts of the globe.

Note: The overall Tsum Valley Trek cost can change if you decide to make adjustments to the provided meal, accommodation, and services included in the package that you can upgrade wherever you prefer for a better trekking experience.

Itinerary
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Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you’ll receive greetings and a warm welcome from the Adventure Himalayan representatives, who will then escort you off to the hotel.

In the evening, you will join your crew members for a complimentary dinner hosted by us. Where you will be briefed about your trip.

Overnight stay in the hotel!

  • Accommodation3 star Hotel

You’ll start to tour the city, which has ample ancient and spiritual universal attractions, shortly after breakfast.

Some of them are also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as Boudanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and the combined other two cities.

You’ll cover all these special landmarks in the valley and return to your hotel to take a rest or do some shopping for your trek.

Overnight at the hotel!

  • Accommodation3 star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast

On the third day, you’ll be driving through the Prithiv Highway, which takes around 4-5 hours to cover 125.2 km, depending on the traffic.

It can sometimes be impassable, especially during the heavy monsoon rain, via road, so you might have to walk for 3–4 hours.

It will take you to Arughat Bazaar, a small market in the town next to the Budi Gandaki River. From here, you will take a jeep to Soti Khola and stay overnight in a tea house.

  • AccommodationLocal Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner

From here, the course repeats ascents and descents to Almara (the village on the flank) and traverses along the forest area.

Then, it continues a steep ascent on the rocky path, crossing a stream. After it, the trail makes its way down and past a few rice terraces up to the Gurung village of Lapubesi.

Eventually, you will make it to Maccha Khola.

  • AccommodationCozy Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude869 m

The journey of the day commences by crossing the Maccha Khola, a series of ups and downs leading to the Tharo Khola, and crossing the suspension bridge over the Budi Gandaki River.

By then, you will be at the destination of the day, Doban, at the confluence of the Shiar Khola flowing from the east and the Sarpu Khola from the west.

Overnight at the tea house!

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,070 m

Today the trail takes you uphill through a rocky trail, undergoes a series of ups and downs, and proceeds through ravines and verdant woods to the big Gurung Village of Philim, located at 1,550m altitude with fields of corn and millet

Overnight in the tea house!

  • AccommodationLocal lodge
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner

You’ll leave Philim this day with a gradual climb of the steep hill through a slightly strenuous path, reaching a ridge that proceeds to Ganesh Himal Base Camp.

Further, the walk continues through the villages of Lokpa and Gumlung to Chumling on the southern face of the Shringi Himal.

Overnight in the tea house!

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,130 m

On this day, you will cross Serpu Khola and pass through the village of Gho before ascending to arrive at Chhokangparo, which comprises two settlements: Chhokang and Paro.

Chhokangparo offers spectacular views of the Ganesh Himal Range to the south and Buddha and Himal Chuli Peaks to the southwest.1

Overnight in the guest house!

  • AccommodationThe Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,030 m

Nile is the last northern village in Upper Tsum Valley, on the western bank of Shiar Khola, about 20 minutes away from Chhule.

En route, you will visit Piren Phu Cave, commonly known as the Pigeon Cave, located near the village of Burji, where Saint Milarepa is believed to have meditated.

Overnight in the tea house!

  • AccommodationCommon Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,360 m

The day begins on the west bank of Tsum Valley as you ascend uphill to make it to Mu Gompa (3,510 m), the largest monastery in the region at the highest and farthest point in Tsum Valley, which is believed to have been established in 1895 AD.

If time and weather permit, you will take a short trek to Dhephyudonma Gompa, regarded as one of the oldest monasteries in Tsum Valley, run by Lama Serap of Nile Ladrang from the Kangin sect.

Overnight at Mu Gompa!

  • AccommodationLocal Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,910 m

This day is allocated for taking a well-earned rest from the grueling trek and restoring energy for upcoming treks. To do so, you will explore around a pond or reach the base of Pika Himal (4,865 m).

Overnight in Gompa!

  • AccommodationLocal Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner

The trek today leads you to Rochen Gompa by going down the hill, passing through the forest, to Chhule, with a spectacular view of the majestic Punchen Himal from Mu Gompa.

A short distance from Chhule is Rainjam at an altitude of 2,600 m, which is 6-7 hours of total walking.

Overnight at Rachen Gompa!

  • AccommodationLocal Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude3,240 m

You will leave Rachen Gompa behind, moving through the route down, passing by pine forests, to Dumje (a small village with about eight houses with adjoining cattle sheds).

Overnight in Dumje!

  • AccommodationLocal Tea House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2,440 m

Today, you will head for Philim, passing through the small settlements of Ripchet, Samba Tingding, and Chhupyang before the cascading waterfalls.

You will stay overnight in Philim!

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner

After taking breakfast, this day you will walk along the bank of the Budhi Gandaki River towards Khorlabesi.

Tatopani (a hot spring of water that is deemed to cure skin ailments and is certainly good for muscles) is just a bit farther from here, where you will spend your night.

  • AccommodationLocal Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1,830 m

The several climbs and descents take you to Kholrabesi. After passing through a narrow valley from here, you will cross the Budhi Gandaki and follow the riverbed to Labubesi.

The trail hugs the side of a cliff from which two majestic waterfalls cascade to the valley floor, following a ridge above the river and descending across a bridge to the Soti Khola.

Overnight in the tea house!

  • AccommodationLocal Lodge
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner

Today will be a long day of traveling, which might sound boring or tiring, but it is otherwise.

The scenery throughout the journey keeps you captivated by its beauty, making it one of the best scenic drives of your life.

In the evening, you’ll meet your team members to have a celebratory dinner in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation3 star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast-Lunch-Farewell dinner

The journey comes to an end today. We hope you enjoy your trip with Adventure Himalayan Travels, and we will escort you to the airport by private transportation.

We are thankful for trekking with us, and we look forward to seeing you again!

  • MealsBreakfast

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Route Map
Tsum Valley Trek - 17 Days Map
What's Included
Includes
  • 14 nights and 15 days of food and accommodation during trek (local lodge)
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to trekking departure point, and back to Kathmandu after trek
  • English speaking local expert guide, porters(porter carry maximum 20 k.g and one porter between two person)
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
  • Annapurna Conservation permit (ACAP)
  • Special permit for Tsum Valley (valid for 8 days)
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu at bed and breakfast
  • Airport transfers and escort
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Equipment & clothing for porter & staffs
  • Equipment (sleeping bag, first aid kit, oximeter etc.)
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Trekking achievement certificate
  • Adventure Himalayan Tshirt
Excludes
  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entry 30 days - USD 50  (Details in Visa Page)
  • International flight & all domestic airfare
  • Insurance for clients (i.e. helicopter evacuation, etc.)
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
  • Hot shower during trek
  • Alcoholic drinks, candies, etc.
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking. 
Dates and Prices
Date PriceAvailability 
Start DateStarts: MondayJul 22, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayAug 07, 2024PricePriceUS$1425StatusStatusAvailable
Start DateStarts: MondayJul 29, 2024End DateEnds: WednesdayAug 14, 2024PricePriceUS$1425StatusStatusAvailable
Useful Info

Why is Tsum Valley a restricted zone in Nepal?

Besides the Tsum Valley being nestled in the fragile ecosystem of the Nepalese Himalayas in the Gorkha district, the sanctified valley is home to the region's unique cultural and religious heritage that has a direct tie with Tibet.

The majority of the locals are active practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism, as reflected in their art style, way of circulating life, and different architecture showcased in monasteries, gompas, and artifacts.

Further, the valley lies in a very sensitive border area with Tibet. Thus, the Tsum Valley is restricted in order to protect the delicate mountain environment, traditional culture, and local customs through controlled tourism.

It is an effort made by the government of Nepal to ensure the safety of the border, manage security concerns, and provide economic benefits to the local population, which started seeing trekkers only after 2008.

In order to enter this particular Himalayan Valley, you would still need to have access to a special restricted area permit (RAP) and an integral Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP).

What are the permits and the cost required to Trek Tsum Valley?

The status of the Tsum Valley till today is restricted in Nepal, where there is a mandatory regulation of a Tsum special restricted permit to trek the valley, including the Manaslu restricted area permit.

It will cost you USD 100 per week for the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit (RAP) for the first four weeks and USD 15 per day after that, determined by the season, while the Tsum Valley Permit will only cost you just USD 40 per week.

Both of the permits are sourced in Kathmandu through authorized trekking agencies or from the Department of Immigration or the Nepal Tourism Board (NTB).

How difficult is the Tsum Valley Trek?

The Tsum Valley Trek is considered moderately strenuous. Trekkers are expected to hike 6-7 hours a day through steep ascents and descents at some points. Although not every day, a few parts of the trek observe sudden altitude gain, posing a threat of altitude sickness.

To do this, you might not need to have previous trekking experience. However, it is important to be physically fit and mentally prepared for the unforeseen Himalayan circumstances that may evoke fatal injuries when not well planned in advance.

In the prior preparedness segment, you can hit the gym a month earlier before the trek departure day or go swimming, hiking, and cycling to strengthen your muscles and increase the endurance level essential for the Tsum Valley Trek.

The maximum altitude you will be at is Mu Gompa at an elevation of 3,700 meters, followed by some rugged terrain in the remote and less-frequented region after crossing several chilly hanging bridges that challenge your determination as much as possible.

When is the best time to do the Tsum Valley Trek?

Unlike other infamous trekking destinations in Nepal, such as Annapurna and Everest, the Tsum Valley is the best monsoon/summer season trek situated in the north rain shadow area of Nepal's Himalayas.

There isn’t any argument that autumn and spring are the finest trekking times in Nepal, with calm weather and mild temperatures. The trek in Tsum is approachable and enjoyable even in the summer season from June to September.

Often, the other trekking region of Nepal experiences heavy rainfall with muddy and leech trails, while the routes of Tsum remain pleasing and more serene. Therefore, leaving the winter for all three (spring, autumn, and summer) is the best time to trek Tsum Valley.

The winter in Tsum Valley gets extremely cold, and snow dumps frequently, which might lead to the closing of high passes and tes houses, and obstructed visibility of the path and the surrounding vistas.

The days get shorter, and there is a risk of facing avalanches and hypothermia. So, as one of the responsible trekking agencies that prioritizes the safety and happiness of travelers and trekking enthusiasts, we do not recommend a winter trek, although it can be conquered with a few additional gear and equipment.

Must you hire a guide or porter to trek Tsum Valley?

Yes, absolutely. The guides and porters are the real heroes of the Nepalese Himalayas. They not only help you explore the unique culture and traditions of the locals but also assist you in better understanding the native communities and Himalayan environment bridging the language gap as the English language isn’t the mother tongue in Nepal.

Besides that, if you are planning to go trekking alone in the Tsum Valley, you are obligated to reconsider that plan since solo trekking in Nepal is completely banned. You must at the very least be assisted by one government-authorized porter or guide.

If you are unsure about where and how to find a guide, Leave it to us. At Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks, we have the best professional local Sherpa guides. Our well-educated, skilled navigators and multilingual guides have been providing us with an extraordinary edge over the past decades in the field.

They are well trained to tackle any kind of unfavorable Himalayan conditions, licensed, and carry our motto, ‘'Leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but pictures from the frail Himalayas,” heartily.

They are hireable at the bare minimum of USD 20 per day, which covers all their expenses of food, accommodation, gear, equipment, and insurance. Remember us as the most trustworthy and reliable Himalayan guide for an accomplished trekking experience in Nepal, including the Tsum Valley Trek.

Food during the Tsum Valley Trek

In contrast to the other well-facilitated trekking trails in Nepal, the food options found on the Tsum Valley route are very basic and few. The meals are simple yet organic and full of carbs and proteins, much needed for a higher-altitude trek.

The menu is usually limited, as ingredients might have been transported from the lower lands with the help of mules or porters. Therefore, it is better to stick to the typical Nepali everyday food, Dal Bhat, which is usually available freshly cooked and is nourishing.

Other than Dal Bhat, you can savor seasonal vegetables, noodles, pasta, varieties of potato dishes, bread, pancakes, soup, and stews to fill up for the remaining carbohydrates and protein supplements.

By the way, if you are wondering what a Dal Bhat is, here’s an answer: A heap of steamed rice which is usually served with lentil soup, salads, and homemade pickles, followed by vegetarian or non-vegetarian curry. Because we value our clients' health utmostly, at Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks, we do not advise consuming non-vegetarian products in the higher lands.

Accommodations in Tsum Valley Trek

The overnight stays in tea houses and lodges opened by locals are also highlights of the Tsum Valley Trek. The lodges and teahouses are usually cozy and comfortable, regardless of the altitude, and generally consist of simply furnished rooms with twin sharing beds and a common bathroom.

At the lower elevated lands, lodges aren’t that hard to find, and at your request, we can set up a single room for you, which can cost you more than the usual rooms we provide you in the package accommodation.

In the meantime, at a lower elevation, lodges and teahouses may provide you with modern amenities that you have been enjoying in the city; however, once you begin to proceed further to the higher elevation, you might be devoid of such facilities, including hot showers, free electronic device charging, and others.

In addition, do not miss out on spending overnights in Mu Gumba and Gumba Lunging for a surreal experience of a lifetime to make each cent worth it.

Is it necessary to carry a sleeping bag to trek Tsum Valley?

Normally, the tea houses and lodges where you will be spending your nights cater to basic bedding, including mattresses, blankets, and a pair of pillows. So, it isn’t compulsory to pack a sleeping bag unless and until you want to ensure quality sleep on the Tsum Valley Trek, where the temperature at night can drop below zero.

Thus, carrying your personal sleeping bag is a nice idea to stay in your comfort zone, which usually lets you adapt more naturally and well to any sort of lodging environment you might encounter during your trek, which may not meet your hygiene standard as well.

What are the drinking water conditions in Tsum Valley Trek?

At the maximum lodges and tea houses in the lower altitudes of Tsum Valley Trek, you will have easy access to mineral water, but we insist you use the boiled water, which is refillable at different stops in a small amount to promote responsible traveling.

Although throughout the way, you will run across several natural water springs and streams that may look crystal clear and drinkable, be cautious as they can be contaminated. So, avoid drinking water directly from natural sources.

What you can do in the event that you are driven to drink water from rivers, ponds, or other natural sources of water is treat them with a water purifier such as chlorine tablets or a water filtration system that can save you some dollars as well.

Means of communication in Tsum Valley Trek

The Tsum Valley in total is a remote and less-traveled zone in Nepal where means of communication have reached as a part of massive urbanization yet are very finite. Only a few lodges or tea houses have wifi for an additional cent or dollar.

Connecting with your loved ones during the trek can take time and effort because the trekking route also doesn’t possess stable signals. Thus, Adventure Himalayan Travels and Treks advises you to get a 4G Ncell or NTC SIM to use internet services wherever the cell phone receives a signal while trekking in Nepal.

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