Day 01 wel come to Nepal and transfer to Hotel
Upon your arrival, a representative from all Nepal Hiking will receive you at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA). Our representative transfers you to your hotel and will explain you about the trek in brief. You may ask our representative if you’ve any query regarding the trek. Our staffs will also assist you for the trek preparation. In the evening, you may enjoy the Kathmandu night life around your hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
After breakfast in your hotel, we will take you to the half day sightseeing to some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu such as Baudhha, Pashupatinath, and Swayambhunath. We also make preparations for the trek and introduce you with the crew members. Overnight in Hotel. BB
Day 03: Kathandu to Aarughat(570 m) to Sotikhola (730 m):7 hrs
Early morning drive on the Kathmandu Pokhara Highway till Malekhu. Enjoy the countryside views and the long range Himalayas along the way. We cross the Trisuli River and drive north to Dhading Besi, Golabhanjyan, and Salyantaar. Spectacular views of Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu and other villages in the hilly terrace. Thus, we reach Aarught in Budhi Gandaki Valley. Aarught Bazar is a major town of Northern Gorkha. After crossing the newly constructed bridge over Budhi Gandaki, drive till Soti Khola. Overnight in a guesthouse. BLD
Day 04: Sotikhola to Tatopani (930m): 6 hrs
We follow the trekking trails through the banks of Budhi Gandaki River. The trail is new, built by GTZ project. Before 1996, the trail was very narrow with many ups and down. Nowadays the trail is full of horses and donkeys carrying goods for the local people. There are suspended bridges along the small streams. Trek through the nature and villages like Khursanibari and Lapubesi. Minor ups and downs to the Machhakhola. After crossing the Machha Khola(a small river)we follow the narrow trail on the left bank of Budhi Gandaki through the nature and Khorlabesi village. At the place called Tatopani, we’ll enjoy the hot spring spout Budi Gandaki Valley Overnight in a guesthouse. BLD
Day 05: Tatopani to Philim (1570 m): 7hrs
We cross Budhi Gandaki and head to Dobhan. The path is rocky in the narrow ridge with full of nature on the both sides of the Budhi Gandaki River. We climb steep up to Thado Bharyang and to Yaru Fant and Syauli. The valley gets wider and we pass through the stoned paved path crossing a suspended bridge over in Budhi Gandaki once more today before reaching Jagat. Jagat doesh have MCAP check point. We continue through a beautiful village in the banks of Budi Gandaki Sirdibas, Water operated mills in Ghatte khola is very much impressive we again cross the Suspended Bridge over Budi Gandaki and steep up to Philim village on the ridge, one the right side we can see beautiful looking school building build by Japanese climbers. Overnight in a guesthouse, BLD
Day 06: Philim to Chumling (2385m) 7 hrs
Heading left to Philim we can see beautyfull waterfakll on the other side of Budi Gandaki and and cultivated zone is very much mesmerizing, we rech yeklebhatti and continiue to Chisapani via pine and rhododendron forests, the views of Himalchuli mountains at 7893m and Boudha Himal from Lokpa, are impressive Pass Lokpa, descend half an hour towards Lungwa khola and climbing ups and downs difficult trail additional two hours north through pines and rhododendrons we reach Gumlung. Then Crossing the Siyar Khola, finally reach your destination at Chumling, from where we can view Shringi Himal. Visit the old Chumling gompa, and the pebble streets of the village. BLD
Day 07: Chumling to Chhekangparo(3010m) 5 hrs
We Cross the suspended bridge onto the opposite bank. Enjoy the great views of Ganesh Himal. Walk past Rainjam to Serpu Khola crossing again bridge then arrive at the Gho Village. Continues 2 hours climb to Tsum takes us to the village of Chhekangparo. If Weather is clear, enjoy the views of Himalchuli at 7893 meters and Ganesh Himal at7140m. Overnight at Chhekhangparo. BLD
Day 08 : Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m): 5-6 hours
While climbing above Chhekhangparo, better to be careful of altitude problems. Walk past Lamagaon crossing rope suspension bridge to the Rachen Gompa, which is also well known as Nunnery Gompa too. We make a small visit and then we cross the Shiar Khola. Continue walking through the well managed villages Lar (micro hydro power), Phurbe and Pangdun. Leaving old historic Stupa of Bhudda in a way crossing the village of Chhule, climb upstream and cross the bridge to finally arrive at Nile. If you consider we can make your visit to a illustrious monastery of Chhule which is located in the top of area . BLD
Day 09: Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m): 3 hours
The Tibetan border is not far from here. Walk to the west bank of the valley through the Tibetan landscapes. Climb up to the Mu Gompa. We also visit the monastery. Then after, we make a visit to the Dhephu Doma Gompa. BLD
Day 10: Mu Gompa, sightseeing
Today we make a sightseeing of the whole Mu Gompa Area. Mu Gompa is the largest monastery in the tsum valley. The Gompa lies at the highest and most remote part of the Tsum Valley. After explore the Mu Gompa area, we may also consider the opportunity of getting to the base of Pika Himal (4865m). BLD
Day 11: Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (3,245m) via Milarepa cave: 5 hours
We Trek back through Chhule and Phurbe, on the east bank of the Shyar Khola. Finally we arrive at Burgi village. The Burgi village is a small beautiful village. Climb up to the Milarepa's Cave Milarepa Cave (piren phu) is known for its thrilling glimpses of Poshyop Glacier, Kipu Himal and Churke himal. BLD
Day 12: Burgi village -Chumling (2,386m): 5-6 hours
As we trek continue, the greenery of nature and descend down to Chhokang Paro again. Continue descending to Gho. Descending further, we arrive at the bridge above the Sarpu Khola. Trekking along the lower Tsum Valley takes you to again Chumling. BLD
Day 13: Chumling to Philim (1,570m): 6-7 hours
The trail continues to Lokpa. After lunch south on a flat trail we move ahead. Enjoy the gorgeous Samba Falls. Finally arrive at Philim after 6 or 7 hours long trekking. A trail passes through the Phillim village that leads to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp too. BLD
Day 14: Philim to Khorlabesi(970m): 6-7 hours
We start trek to Khorlabesi via Jagat and Tatopani. move down down to Sirdibas and we finally reach to Jagat. Further descend takes us to Yaruphant. The dry Tibetan climate now gives way to subtropical green vegetation. The trek continues to Dobhan. Finally arrive at Tatopani. There is a hot spring at Tatopani. If paying attention, you may dip yourself in the hot spring and relax your tired muscles by wet through yourself in the hot spring. If not continue walking up and down from Tatopani to reach Khorlabesi, our rest place for the day. BLD
Day 15: Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m): 6-7 hours
The trekking trails cross the Thado Khola flowing in a rocky gorge. Head down again to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. We trek along the Budhi Gandaki River to reach to Gurung village of Labubesi. We Pass the two waterfalls on a vertical rocky trail on the side of a cliff. We then reach Khursane. Walk along the ridge above Budhi Gandaki and cross the Sal forests. Finally, cross the bridge to arrive at Soti Khola. BLD
Day 16: Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu (600m): Walk 2 hours and drive 8-9 hours
Drive back to Kathamndu via Aarught,villages on both sides of road makes you exited. In Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel, the day at leisure to rest, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu. In the evening, we host a dinner to celebrate our successful completion of Tsum Valley Trek. Overnight in Kathmandu. BLD
DAY 17: Farewell
Your Nepal trip comes to closing stages today! If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. A representative from All Nepal Hiking will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. (B)
Accommodation during trekking
In Everest, Annapurna and Langtang trekking region we offer you accommodation in tea house (local lodge). A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. Most bathrooms are shared and toilets can be either squat type of the western version. Most of the Tea Houses have running water facility. Many of them also have hot water for shower. But you will by charge by hotel owner using hot water shower.
Meals during trekking
In Tea House trekking you will usually have breakfast and dinner in the lodge; lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Some have western food such as pizza, pasta and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses and trail side restaurants
Safe Drinking Water in Trekking
We suggest you to drink boiled filter water. For boiled water ask to lodge people which might cost little during whole period of trekking or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. Several guesthouses have Euro-guard filters as well. Although mineral water is available in most places which is better choice and there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, but we encourage the guests to do what they can protect the environment.
Trekking Team (Guide, Porter)
We offer you an experienced trekking guide. He is in charge of your overall trekking. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. He is well trained in all aspects of trekking, high altitude medicine, first aid and emergency procedure. He is selected in terms of his professionalism. Remember that trekking guides are local citizens and their English may be basic and limited to trek related topics. About porters, they carry your luggage. They are also local citizens. Normally one porter carries 20 to 25 kg of stuff. Normally we provide one porter for two trekkers.
We suggest you to bring following equipment when you come to Nepal for trekking. The list can be adjusted according to your needs, name of trekking and time of your trekking. Please remember that during trekking your luggage will be carried out by porter. One porter carries luggage of two people. So if you are more than one, he will carry 12 to 15 kg of your stuff.
- Hand sanitizing lotion
- Reading/writing material
- Camera & Binoculars
- Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruits, candies and snack foods.
- Travel documents: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets
- Money: travelers cheques/cash/credit card
- Spare Boot Laces
- Sleeping Bag
- Light weight Towel
- Day pack to carry your personal needs during the day
- Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
- Sunscreen and lip balm
- Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Litre
- Gloves - wool or fleeced
- Sewing Kit
- Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
- Umbrella especially in summer (May to September)
- Comfortable trekking shoes
- Running shoes or sandals for evening
- Wool jumper / sweater / fleece. Lightweight
- Down jacket
- Fleece Jacket
- T Shirts 2 or 3 - Long Sleeved
- Pants - lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
- Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit
- Extra warm clothing/ thermals
- Medicine (Prescription drugs if you are taking daily, lip salve, aspirin, band aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea)
Note: If you don't have good equipment and are not available in home country, it can be bought or rented from trekking shops in Kathmandu, Nepal. The equipment is often top quality. Although daily rental charges are reasonable, a large deposit may be required.
Weather & climate
Weather and climate varies as per season in Nepal.
Autumn (mid-September to end-November)
Autumn is the most popular time to trek. During this time, the weather is clear with mild to warm days and cold nights. However, in the higher altitude, the nights drop into freezing temperature. In this season, the mountains views are clear.
Winter (end-November through March)
It is also possible to trek during winter, from December until the end of February. Daytime temperatures will be cooler; however, the nights will often be very cold. The days are generally clear but occasional winter storms can bring snow as low as 2500m. Early October through late November is also the busiest period for trekking. But in mid-winter (January through March), trekking is more challenging in the high altitudes with semi-regular snowfall followed by more winter storms, which break the long fine periods. The mid-December to mid-February is the coldest time.
Spring and early summer (mid-March through May)
During this period the mornings are usually clear but afternoon cloud build-up brings occasional showers. The days are mix up with warm and rain, which displays wildflowers like rhododendrons. The whole country is lush and an abundant green at this season. This period instigate the second most popular and pleasant trekking season as this is rice-planting time. Late-march into April is especially beautiful. It is also a good time for climbing as the high passes are usually snow free and the mountain views are still clear in April. Up to May, the weather becomes hazy and disturbed with the clouds.
The monsoon (June to mid-September)
From June to early September, is the monsoon season. Generally the morning is cloudy and cloud wisps form on random ridges and peaks. Trekking at this time of year is generally difficult and uncomfortable as the weather is hot and it rains almost every day. The trails become muddy and are often leech-infested and the mountains are usually obscured by cloud. During April and May, there is an expectation of thunderstorm, hail shower and strong winds among the fine periods. There are, however, possibilities for summer trekking in the trans-Himalayan regions of mustang, Dolpo and Tibet. These regions lie in a rain-shadow and therefore receive significantly less precipitation than the more southerly areas.
Washing and Toilet facilities for Tea house Trekking
Most lodges provide hot showers, though sometimes a hot shower means a bucket of hot water only but availability of hot water can ask to your trekking guide. For ecological reasons please try to limit your use of hot water unless if you are provide solar - heated water. Please note that at higher altitude and in colder seasons there is rare chance to have enough hot water for all the trekkers. If the water is frozen then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilets are usually Asian squat style and vary in how clean they are. Normally toilets are outside the lodge but now some lodges have attached or indoor toilets. The rubbish bin in the toilet is kept for your used toilet paper.
Re-charging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek
You can recharge your batteries with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 – 240 volt 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay small amount fee/hour for recharging facilities.
Risk & Liabilities
We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a life time journey in this connection, we perform our duties honestly and seriously to make your journey very smooth and pleasant. The entire programs are conducted strictly under the rules and regulation of the country’s own policies.
All Nepal Hiking Pvt. Ltd shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstance such as govt. restriction, Land slide, road blockage, and flood and other natural calamities, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident. Any extra cost due to those reasons incurring there of shall be borne by the clients on the sports.
Walking in a day
During trekking you do walking 7-8 hours a day with lunch breaks along the trail. The maximum altitude is depends upon which trek you are going. In Nepal the maximum altitude of most of the trekking is within range of 3500m to 5000m.
Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.All Nepal Hiking Pvt. Ltd. shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects. We also let you know that Nepalese Insurance Company does not have travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese national. We advise you when you come to Nepal; please bring your insurance documents.
Health & Veccinations
For trekking Nepal you don't need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles. If you are reasonably fit, have a spirit of mountain journey and like walking, you are always qualified for any trekking in Nepal. You do not need any previous experience. However we suggest you some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking before you embark on journey. We advise you to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information before departure. We recommend you to carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. We advise you to carry sufficient drugs which you are taking daily for specific health problems.
Passport and Visa
All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visa can be obtained from Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or it can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. Most of our guests they take Nepal Visa after they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. To get Nepalese visa you should bring valid passport and two passport size photos. The validity and visa fee is as follows:
Visa Valid Fee
15 days US$ 25
30 days US$ 40
90 days US$ 100
High Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally in altitudes of over 3000 m. Most people will feel some effect of altitude, shortness of breath and possibly a light headed, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop you, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you do deal with your problem. Generally over exertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics. Click here for more information about altitudes sickness (Add link of Altitude sickness of left banner)
Accommodation in Kathmandu
We have chosen accommodation options based on the following criteria: standard of hygiene, standard of service, location, food standards and cost. Normally for trekkers we give three star level hotels in Kathmandu as well as in Pokhara (For Annapurna Trekking). All accommodation is based on twin sharing with breakfast.