Tsum Valley Trek (Manaslu)

Facts of Trip
Destination:
Nepal
Activities:
Nepal
Trip Duration:
12 Day(s)
Trip Grade:
Moderate

About Trip

Tsum Valley Trek explores one of the most remote valleys in the Himalayas often referred to as the hidden gem by the explorers. One of the sacred hidden valleys of Buddhism, Tsum valley is home to several ancient monasteries and remote villages untouched by the ills of development, spectacular geography, culturally fascinating areas or settlements and ancient caves. Open to trekkers and explorers since 2008, Tsum valley remains untouched and very well preserves the culture and other heritages of indigenous Tsumba group. Tsum Valley Trek, therefore, provides you the opportunity to traverse through this secluded valley overshadowed by lofty Ganesh Himal that is blessed with stunning scenery, beautiful and lush rhododendron and pine forests, small villages with Hindu and Buddhist religious community coexisting peacefully, and quaint, serene trails.
Tsum Valley Trek, considered an equally attractive destination to the Annapurna region trek begins from the exploration of the historical capital city of Kathmandu and heads to Arughat, the village at the bank of Budi Gandaki River. Following this mighty river upstream, we shall trek through ups and downs of the trail, dense forests with varieties of wildlife, flora and faunas, terraced fields and hillside villages. Past some Hindu temples and Buddhist chortens, cool waterfalls, scenic landscape and views of snowcapped Himalayas, natural hot springs we trek through Arkhet Bazaar, Jagat, Philim, Ekle Bhatti and others we enter into the hidden valley of Tsum. Turning away from the main Manslu trail we get a different aura of this secluded valley. Ahead through the alpine vegetations and forest, glacial rivers and ancient monasteries such as Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa and Dephyudonma Gompa, ancient Milerepa Cave, we traverse the region inhabited by strong, friendly and hospitable locals with Buddhist culture. The raw wilderness and pristine areas of the valley provides you the reminiscence of paradise. Exploring this wonderful valley of the central Nepal, we retrace our steps on the same trail to Arughat and to Kathmandu, thereby wrapping up the Tsum Valley Trek, an interesting and enriching adventure.
Tsum Valley Trek is a moderately strenuous trek in the remote valley which requires you to have an average of 6-7 hours of trek in the hilly terrain and high altitude. Get prepared with strong willpower, good physical fitness and endurance to continue on harsh conditions if you encounter such conditions during the trek. The months of September to November, March to May are regarded as the best seasons for trekking to this marvelous landscape. Join us for hassle-free Tsum Valley Trek trek in the Tsum valley accompanied by experienced and trained guides, carefully planned itinerary and quality service.
Day to Day Itinerary
  • Day 01: :Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel (1,300m/4,264ft)
  • Day 02: :Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
  • Day 03: :Drive Kathmandu to Arughat (600m/1,968ft) 7-8 hours drive
  • Day 04: :Arughat to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 05: :Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (870m/2,952ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 06:: Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m/7676ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 07: :Jagat to Chisopani (1660m/5,445ft): 4-5 hours
  • Day 08: :Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m/7,827ft): 6 - 7 hours
  • Day 09: :Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m/9,903ft): 4-5 hours
  • Day 10:: Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m/11,058ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 11:: Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m/12,174ft): 3 hours
  • Day 12: :Mu Gompa, sightseeing.
  • Day 13:: Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (3,245m/10644ft) via Milarepa cave: 5 hours
  • Day 14:: Burgi village -Chumling (2,386/7,827ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 15: :Chumling to Philim (1,570m/5,103ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 16: :Philim to Khorlabesi (970m/3182ft: 6-7 hours
  • Day 17:: Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 18:: Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu (600m/1,968ft): Walk 4 hours and drive 7-8 hours
  • Day 19:: Farewell & Transfer to Airport.
  • Day 01:
    Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel (1,300m/4,264ft)

    The journey into the beautiful hidden gem of Tsum valley begins as you land at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. After you complete the formalities in the customs, you shall be greeted by our representative and then escorted to hotel for your stay. Get refreshed and relaxed in the hotel and later in the afternoon you may stroll around the streets of Thamel. Enjoy the authentic cuisine and hospitality in the hotel and prepare yourself for the sightseeing tomorrow. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 02:
    Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.

    Today we shall explore the heritages of ancient, historical and religious prominence that this medieval city of Kathmandu boasts of. From the ancient Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath or the Monkey Temple famous for being a self sprout pilgrimage and Boudhanath stupa, one of the biggest stupas in the world to the Hindu sacred pilgrimage of Pashupatinath Temple at the bank of holy Bagmati River, you can very well experience the cultural heritages of Nepal. The exploration of big royal complexes of Durbar Squares in Kathmandu takes pride in the historical royal palaces, unique temples, beautiful yet intricate carvings, monuments and other heritages. This visit shall allow you to make time travel to the medieval era. After the insightful guided sightseeing, you shall have the interaction with the trekking guide for the preparation of adventure to the hidden valley of Manaslu region. Clarify your doubts if any during this interaction. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 03:
    Drive Kathmandu to Arughat (600m/1,968ft) 7-8 hours drive

    Today on we are off to explore the adventurous Tsum valley for our trekking expedition. In today’s drive of about 7-8 hours we shall drive through the lush hillside accompanied by the torrential Trishuli River (famous for rafting) and Akhu River (a glacial river from Ganesh Himal), rural and beautiful settlements and the town of Dhading Besi, the district headquarter of Dhading district till which the road is nice. After this beautiful hill town we shall then drive on a gravel road viewing the greenery of hills, to Arughat, our trek start point which straddles the Budhi Gandaki River. Today we shall take rest in this pleasant market town and prepare for adventurous walk in the Manaslu region. Stay overnight in Arughat.

  • Day 04:
    Arughat to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 5-6 hours

    In the initial trek in the Manaslu valley, today we shall trek to the Soti Khola as the destination for overnight stay. You shall trek through the Gurung and Magar villages if you trek avoiding the jeep for this trek and walk on the scenic upper road. In addition to that, you shall also explore the terraced cultivation areas with rice, maize and millet, forests with monkeys jumping across trees, and walk along the stone paved streets past the hydroelectricity power plants and settlements of Mangaltar and Shanti Bazaar. Further on, the trail becomes prettier, wilder and steeper as we cross the Arkhet River on a suspension bridge and traverse through the market of Arkhet Bazaar. We then climb to the settlement of Kuerepani past the long steep slog up a ridge after which the trail descends to river and the destination of Soti Khola. Stay overnight in Soti Khola.

  • Day 05:
    Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (870m/2,952ft): 6-7 hours

    Trekking through the increasingly prettier landscape, we shall today trek for Machha Khola. Following the Budhi Gandaki upstream, we shall initially climb up onto the ridge above the Budhi Gandaki River across bridge and through the forest with Sal, Chilaune and other local vegetations. Ahead in the trail, the path is rocky that goes up and down through forests, villages and terraced farmlands, pretty waterfalls and streams, green valleys and through the side of the cliffs, before reaching the settlement of Labubesi. After Labubesi, you shall ascent behind a rocky outcrop which opens up to the view of Budhi Gandaki valley and then climb down to the riverbed, traverse along rounded stones and again ascend to side ridge. The trail again descents to the riverbed and we head along to the Machha Khola village. Stay overnight in Machha Khola.

  • Day 06:
    Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m/7676ft): 6-7 hours

    The ups and downs of hilly terrain continue today as well, as we trek further up in the trail. Following the yesterday’s trail we traverse on the same side of the Budhi Gandaki River with frequent ups and downs and across sandy river flats overlooked by the forest with Langur monkeys and other wildlife. Across the river of Tharo Khola we follow the rocky trail to Khorlabesi, a settlement with fewer houses, and after few more ups and rooms we reach to the natural hot water springs in Tatopani, water with natural minerals believed to alleviate some skin diseases. Marching ahead we climb to a ridge, cross Budhi Gandaki River on a suspension bridge, walk ahead through well crafted stone staircase and over another ridge to reach the settlement of Dobhan. Progress ahead in the trail across suspension bridge over Dobhan River, ascent onto Duman and to Yaru River via rugged trail before you cross the river and ascending to Tharo bhanjyang on stone stairs. Walk to the western side of Budhi Gandaki River, ascent to a ridge and along the same river we finally climb to the village of Jagat. Stay overnight in Jagat.

  • Day 07:
    Jagat to Chisopani (1660m/5,445ft): 4-5 hours

    We have a relatively shorter trek today as a preparation before entrance into Tsum valley the following day. In the Manaslu Conservation Area Project office we have our trekking permits checked before beginning our uphill walk through the rocky ridge to reach Salleri village and then further ascent to the Sirdibas village. After a short walk you shall reach to the riverbed of small stream of Ghatte River and further ahead upstream you shall cross the Budhi Gandaki River over a suspension bridge to the other side. Then you shall make a climb to the settlement of Philim, a village known for large Gurung settlement, the school and police station made by Japanese and a checkpoint for entering into Tsum valley. Trek past the village to the north and navigate your ways through the forest to enter a narrowing valley and the settlement of Chisopani. Stay overnight in Chisopani.

  • Day 08:
    Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m/7,827ft): 6 - 7 hours

    Today we shall enter the much awaited Tsum valley as we trek across several settlements for Chumling village. Begin the trek with a gradual ascent to the village of Ekle Bhatti after which you shall cross deep gorge and move ahead in the right side past waterfall, into the pine forest and walk along the trail heading to Tsum valley. The ascent continues through pine and rhododendron forests and with the view of Himalchuli Peak (7893m) and Boudha Himal, we reach to Lokpa village. Ahead of this small village, our trail then descents to the riverbed of Lungwa River after a trek of half an hour, ascends through the twisting trails of strenuous nature to cross Sarti Gorge, navigates past areas prone to rock-fall and traverse through pine forest before reaching Gumlung. Now we shall cross the Siyar Khola, a glacial river, and climb for some time to reach Chumling village. Enjoy the view of Shringi Himal Peak before having overnight stay here. Overnight stay in Chumling village.

  • Day 09:
    Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m/9,903ft): 4-5 hours

    You shall very well feel the difference today onwards as you shall trek in the sacred Tsum valley. Trekking today starts with the hike to the suspension bridge across which we shall walk following the track of Syar River and the view of Ganesh Himal. We shall traverse through the cultivation land of maize and potatoes, classic Tibetan styled houses and a section of trail huge rock slip, the views of suspension bridges on the opposite bridges and beautiful Ripchet village perched on the hillside far above on the opposite side to reach Rainjam village. In and out of the conservation area for some section of the trail, we shall now cross the Serpu River, walk past the small settlement of Gho and trek ahead for couple of hours to reach Chokhangparo. On clear weather day, you shall have the view of Ganesh Himal and Himalchuli Peak. Stay overnight in Chokhangparo.

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

    Ahead of Chokhangparo we are well above 3000 meter and therefore be extra careful of the altitude sickness. You may hike north the village to a retreat where the child reincarnation of Lama Kongbhog resides and where Thar, a Himalayan rare wildlife is seen. Crossing over the suspension bridge through small villages and climb over a ridge of chortens, you reach the village of Lamagaon and to famous Rachen Gompa to which you shall make a short visit. Proceeding ahead in the trail, we shall cross the Shiar River and navigate past the well managed villages of Lar (micro hydropower), Phurbe and Pangdun. We now trek past the historical Buddhist stupa in the Chhule village, ascent upstream and cross the bridge to reach the settlement of Nile. En route you may also explore several old monasteries and gompas, and several heritages of Buddhism. Stay overnight in Nile.

  • Day 11:
    Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m/12,174ft): 3 hours

    Today we shall have a short trek to the Mu Gompa. As we begin our trek from Nile village, we are inching closer to the Tibetan border. Through the rough terrain in this high altitude walk, we shall walk trek past micro hydropower plant, some Mani walls and alpine terrain with some small settlements such as Rolmi and Sengum. Ahead we shall cross a small glacial stream and join the trail leading to Mu Gompa past the Chho Syong. Get yourself proper rest and be well hydrated as you are trekking in higher altitude. Cherish the serene environment and marvel the beautiful sunset over the high hills and mountains. Stay overnight in the vicinity of Mu Gompa.

  • Day 12:
    Mu Gompa, sightseeing.

    Today we shall explore the ancient Mu Gompa and its surrounding, which is a beautiful landscape and scenic landscape. Pay visit to this ancient gompa which was established in 1895 A.D. and was restored in 1998 and get information on the rituals, customs and traditions followed, and the heritages preserved in this ancient pilgrimage. Mu Gompa is the largest gompa in the region. From the surrounding of Mu Gompa you shall have the beautiful views of landscape and the border with Tibet. Some trekkers may also consider a day hike to the base of Pika Peak (4865m) or make a climb to Kalung (3820m) or Bhajyo (4030m) and camp over there. From Mu Gompa, you can also see seasonal yak pastures, the majestic Lungdang Glacier and sky-piercing Himalayas. Stay overnight near Mu Gompa.

  • Day 13:
    Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (3,245m/10644ft) via Milarepa cave: 5 hours

    From today on, we shall make our return trek from the ultimate destination of this adventure, deep into the Tsum valley of Manaslu region. Being at higher altitude and a downhill walk, we shall trek down slowly and gradually to Burgi village. Across the glacial river and through the small settlements we reach to Nile village and then descent to the settlement of Chhule. Crossing over couple of small suspension bridges and navigating through interesting settlements of Pangdun and Phurbe, we reach Burgi village across the Shiar River. We shall now climb up to the Milarepa’s Cave, named after one of the most known Tibetan saint and poet who had practiced his activities in this cave. This cave also provides enthralling views of the Poshyop Glacier, Kipu Himal and Churke Himal. Stay overnight in Burgi village.

  • Day 14:
    Burgi village -Chumling (2,386/7,827ft): 5-6 hours

    The descent continues to the lower altitude of the trail as we start our trek from the Burgi village after breakfast. Through the settlements of Lamagaon and the greenery surrounding the trail, we descent to the settlement of Chhokang Paro. Further descent shall take us to the trail junction of and the bridge over the Sarpu River past the small settlement of Gho. Walking further along the trail along the lower Tsum valley, you shall reach to the destination for today, the settlement of Chumling. Stay overnight in Chumling.

  • Day 15:
    Chumling to Philim (1,570m/5,103ft): 6-7 hours

    The trek from Chumling begins with the descent to the riverbed of Siyar River and to Lokpa village through the settlement of Gumlung, rock fall area and crossing over the Sarti gorge. Through the pine forest we descent to the Philim traversing the settlement of Ekle Bhatti and other hamlets, beautiful waterfall and lushness of the vegetation. This village also falls in route of the trail leading to the base camp of Ganesh Himal. Stay overnight in Philim after a long trekking.

  • Day 16:
    Philim to Khorlabesi (970m/3182ft: 6-7 hours

    The trek in today’s trekking trail is a complete descent with obvious ups and downs of trekking trails of hills. We start our trek with the green and terraced cultivation areas of Philim and then proceeds ahead along the path which follows the mighty Budhi Gandaki River. Through the settlements of Sirdibas, Salleri, Jagat and other settlements we traverse ahead and exit the Manaslu conservation area near Lhakpa, over a long suspension bridge. Descent further trough several interesting settlements, views of cool waterfall, Ganesh Himal Peak and crossing over suspension bridges to reach the natural hot water springs at Tatopani. Get rest here in the hot water of the natural springs and revitalize your tired body. After this rest, trek for sometime through landslide prone area and reach to Khorlabesi past the viewpoint of Ganesh Himal. Stay overnight in Khorlabesi.

  • Day 17:
    Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 6-7 hours

    Today is the last full day trekking of yours in this expedition where we have Soti Khola as our destination. We start our trek with crossing over the Tharo Khola River and continuing along the trail we shall pass through the greenery to reach the settlement of Machha Khola River. Cross the Budhi Gandaki River and with the north-east view of Ganesh Himal , move ahead along the trail through several villages, couple of waterfalls to reach the village of Laphubesi, a Gurung settlement. The trek further continues past couple of more waterfalls and along the trail on the side of a cliff before reaching Khursane village. Our destination of Soti Khola now is reached after trekking through sal forest and walking along a ridge above Budhi Gandaki River. Stay overnight in Soti Khola.

  • Day 18:
    Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu (600m/1,968ft): Walk 4 hours and drive 7-8 hours

    Today we shall have our last trekking day in the region after which the journey to Kathmandu shall begin. Beginning with the ascent to Kuerepani past a waterfall and a temple, we shall then have a descent to Arkhet past cascading waterfall. As we move ahead to Sante Bazaar through the forests and settlement of Mangaltar, we have already left the Budhi Gandaki valley. Further ahead in the trail, we pass the hydroelectricity power plant before reaching to the Arughat Bazaar. After packing our bags we embark on a journey to Kathmandu with marvelous views of the green hills and mountains, rural settlements and terraced cultivation lands with occasional glimpse of snowy peaks. Cherish the delicious cuisines and celebrate the successful completion of your adventure to the Tsum valley. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Day 19:
    Farewell & Transfer to Airport.

    Your adventure in the Tsum valley comes to an end today. Considering the time available to you, go for some souvenir shopping for your near and dear ones. If you wish to extend your stay we shall be delighted to offer you the packages that matches your interest otherwise our representative shall escort you to the international airport for your onward destination as per your flight schedule. We hope that you had a wonderful time and a memorable adventure in this beautiful nation, and hope to have you again for some other adventures in Nepal.

Our cultural tour guides are pretty proficient. The trekking guide (Sirdar) and his assistants speak a reasonable amount of English and are good enough to explain to you about the places, local culture or any sight that catches your eyes or is of interest to you.

We try to bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful adventurous experience, and this is an invaluable opportunity to interact with each other in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises of a maximum 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our trek programs. For private trips, no minimum or maximum numbers apply.

All our trekking programs are classified into THREE different categories according to the level of altitude & terrain of the trek. Soft Adventure treks are only about a week to 10 days in duration. They generally don't go above 4000 meters and each day, you can expect to be walking for around 4 - 5 hours. While moderate to fairly challenging treks are longer treks that go right into high mountain country. Physically quite tiring, these involve approx 6-8 hours trekking along rocky ridges of high Himalayan peaks. Strenuous treks are longer treks that go far beyond the normal haunts of trekkers and tourists. Physically challenging, these may involve 7-9 hours trekking and likely to include unfavorable weather conditions and strenuous activities. It's definitely not for beginners. Basically, any trek can be challenging...u need to know your body & probably take a medical examination before doing any trek above 5000 meters and/or before doing strenuous treks.

Security of our clients is of foremost & vital importance for us. All our guides and other support crew are carefully chosen for your trips. Our guides hold licenses issued by the Government of Nepal. They are very honest and reliable. But we would also advise you to take care of your own personal belongings. If you are on 'camping treks' please do not leave your bags unattended at any time for your own safety. Take your main bag inside the tent once you reach campsite. At night, put all bags and belongings in the middle of the tent. Your guide assigns a Sherpa on turn wise basis to guard the campsite throughout the night. If you are on a 'Tea house or GAP trek' arrangement, you will be sleeping in a local tea house. You have to take sensible precautions yourself at all times. Never leave your baggage unattended and keep your lodge room locked when you go out. Prevention is always the best kind of cure.

On all our Camping treks we provide all the tents, sometimes dome tents, sometimes sturdy A frames and normally people share one tent between two; a foam mattress each; all the cutlery and utensils, cooking pots, stoves; candles/kerosene lantern, tables and stools, kitchen tent, a dining tent and toilet tent; and all the main meals while trekking but not snacks. On Tea house treks, there is no necessity to provide any equipment.

In the event of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we surely believe will not happen; you will be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the event of your having to be evacuated; please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or u must be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ask your guide to arrange a runner to the nearest communication point and inform our office about the requirements of a helicopter. While asking for the helicopter, please send a name of the sick person and always give the exact location from where the helicopter can airlift you {our guides will help you on this} do not leave your stationed point even if you are getting better once you have called in the helicopter.

Depending on any given situation, you can modify it to some extent after consulting with your guide. However, the date of your trek completion should always coincide with the original itinerary. You should keep in mind that this is an adventure trip into some of the most remote regions on earth, where any unforeseen events may compel you to go for a change in your itinerary. In such cases, we or your guide will suggest the best alternative similar to your original itinerary.

Yes, we are a licensed trekking agency. We have been organizing tours, treks and expeditions for our valued clients for more than a decade. We enjoy our work.

Yes, we do. If you prefer to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues you are invited to choose any of the trips at a timeframe suiting your convenience. The number could range from a group of people that could be (minimum 1 & maximum 100 at a time). Costs for private trips can be fixed on the basis of group size, trek area; duration and trek style, and is negotiable. We also arrange TREKS FOR a SINGLE WOMAN, if required. However, if none of our fixed group departure dates work for you and you do not have anyone to accompany you; you can still be able to make your preferred trip with us. There is absolutely nothing to worry about if you wish to do a solo trip. We can assign a local professional guide, porters etc whom you could trust with your life.

This is an abbreviation for 'Guide Accommodation and Porters' (GAP). This trek option is for those who only want basic support services from us. This is the most economical way to do trekking in Nepal. We provide an English speaking local Sherpa guide, book and pay for the accommodation in local lodges during trek and arrange required porters and trekkers who pay for their meals directly to the local lodge owner. This option works only on certain routes in the Everest, Langtang and Annapurna regions where trekking routes are served by the local folks in their tea house or lodges. You pay for your own meals. We take care of all the expenses of our staff.

On a CAMPING TREK we provide three tasty, plentiful and nutritious meals daily with a variety of local and western dishes. Your first meal of the day starts with a king size breakfast that consists of a choice of porridge, muesli or a cereal followed by eggs done to your style; it can be an omelet, fried or scrambled eggs with chapattis or bread. Lunch is generally a selection of salad, cooked vegetable dishes, pasta and traditional breads. Dinner is a hearty 3 course meal - soup, followed by a variety of vegetable, meat, rice and pasta dishes and completed with a simple dessert. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate is also provided at all meals. We use as much fresh produce as possible and special diets are regularly catered for. The cooking crew leaders are able to maintain very tight controls on health and hygiene in the kitchen with respect to general cleanliness and food preparation. The head cook makes sure that all food is prepared with respect to personal hygiene. All foods are well cooked and vegetables are treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. Boiled water is served for drinking. Antiseptic soaps and potassium or iodine treated water are provided for washing. Special dietary requirements can also be catered for.

On the Tea House treks we provide standard breakfast, lunch and a three course dinner. Tea or coffee will also be included with each meal. Your guide will help you with the menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills.

On camping treks, our staff will boil and cook meals treated by potassium permanganate or iodine. On GAP treks, you will be able to buy safe hot drinks in the tea house. We recommend that you to bring water purification pills. On the trail, water from the streams is safe if away from settlements.

In cities like Kathmandu or Lhasa, accommodation will be in hotels of your preference. We have a pool of hotels that range from luxury deluxe to budget hotels. While on a trek, accommodation will depend on the trek style. If you are deciding for a camping trek, then you will be sleeping in tents. Whilst we endeavor to stay in the best possible accommodation along the way, you should be aware that most teahouses, particularly in the smaller villages, are quite basic. The bedrooms are usually very small, the shared bathroom facilities are often outside and meals are served in a communal dining hall. Although simple, the teahouses do provide shelter and warmth and are normally run by friendly local families. Tea house treks are less expensive than Camping treks and are largely suitable for small groups. Usually during peak or busy seasons if private rooms in smaller villages are fully occupied you might have to sleep in a dormitory; however, the feel of adventure is always there.

You should be moderately fit, used to some regular exercise and enjoy walking in high altitude conditions. Living up to a physical challenge is always good for you, no matter what. Trekking once a year is always the best regimen for your body's needs; as per recommendations from most health journals throughout the world.

The clothing you bring will need to allow for both the warmth of the days and the chill of the nights. While trekking during the day at lower altitudes, lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts are recommended. It's always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some warmer clothing with you though as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. For the cold nights, thermal underwear, a warm fleece jacket and even a down jacket will help to keep you warm. Good shoes are of great importance. They must be sturdy and comfortable. For higher altitude treks where you may have to tread snow for long hours, good boots are available for rent in Kathmandu. In view of local customs, try not to wear too skimpy or revealing clothes. Your reception by locals can vary greatly on the way you dress.

Yes, you can definitely change the lodge if you feel it is not in order by talking it over with your guide, (provided there are other lodges with good rooms in the vicinity).

We accommodate trekking groups in local lodges available on the trail. As it is not possible to book the rooms days in advance, we send a porter few hours ahead of the group each day to book the rooms.

Our airport representative & a vehicle will be waiting you at the arrival gate of the airport, in his hand will be a plaque board holding your name with the Outshine Adventure tag clearly written on top of the board…you can’t lose us.

Obtaining a Nepalese visa on arrival is easier except that you may have to spend some precious time queuing. If you get your visa in advance, you can avoid the queue. Also, don’t forget to bring cash as ATMs are not available at the airport.

Note: If you are staying for more than 15 days, don’t forget to arrange a visa for 30 days.

You can get your money exchanged at your hotel or we will recommend you the better place where you can get good exchanging rates. So once you are here in Kathmandu, visit us for further information.

The weight limit for the trek is 15kgs per guest, as it is the maximum weight that the porters can carry. It is also important to note that "hard" luggage poses a problem: soft "duffel-bags" are recommended which we provide. The lighter you are the better for the trails…

You can keep your luggage & valuable items in a locker at the hotel in Kathmandu for free of charge.

Most of the teahouses have electricity facilities during the trekking period. You can charge your electronic devices on the trail.

You will only have to carry a daypack, which should be a reasonable size to carry a water bottle, sunscreen, camera, etc. Your other packs are carried by porters. Again we stress on the wisdom of always ‘travel light’.

Mountains weather is difficult to predict. Although at night it is generally cooler and the days are warm. Winter (January and February) will be colder but the days can be warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected to avoid being on the dark side of the moon.

You can get hot shower services throughout the trip. However, the higher you climb the less pleasant it will be. It’s better to be on the safe side of things.

Altitude mountain sickness can affect everyone while trekking including young and healthy people and is a genuine concern in the Khumbu region. If you feel dizzy, suffer palpitations or severe headaches, return immediately to a lower altitude. Do not take altitude sickness lightly. It can be fatal! When trekking, its vital to realize that you must always hike at a pace that is convenient to your body…& not to anyone else’s, make sure you feel comfortable when trekking & listen to your body…always.

These are the questions we are often asked and we hope that you will find the answers useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries. YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON OUTSHINE ADVENTURE, NO MATTER WHERE…

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