What to expect during Tsum Valley Trek?
Tsum Valley Trek is a very thrilling venture that leads to an isolated region of Nepal. The trail offers a less trodden path still, the unique terrain of the region lets you experience rough steep tracks as well. Other than this, you get to experience a rich cultural heritage and meet the kindest people.
Why trek to Tsum Valley Trek with us?
We have professionally designed our Tsum Valley Trek itinerary including ample acclimatization days. Moreover, you will be guided by a professional guide who has traveled in this part of Nepal many times and is well-known to the region. Likewise, we assure you that with us, you will be trekking safely and soundly without harming the environment in any way.
Tsum Valley Trek map
Tsum Valley Trek map shows our route in a pictorial way. On the map, you can see all the villages where you will be spending the night as well as nearby highlights. You can print out the same map of our or buy one to take it with yourself on the journey.
Tsum Valley Trek permit
Tsum Valley Trekking permit is less expensive to other regions trekking permits. Moreover, getting permits for this region is cheaper than its neighbor trail, Manaslu trek. If you are trekking between September to November, the permit cost will be USD 35.00 for the first 8 days, whereas if you are trekking between December to August, the permit cost will be USD 25.00 for the first 8 days. Likewise, you also have to take our Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP) that cost NPR 3,000 per head.
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) Symptoms & Prevention
Acute Mountain Sickness or altitude sickness can be daunting during the Tsum Valley Trek. As you will be gaining altitude over the days, it is very important to adjust your body with the increasing elevation. We are well prepared to tackle this problem as our itinerary and guide are both got professionally prepared.
Read below to know more in detail about the altitude sickness, its symptoms, and preventive measures.
Symptoms of altitude sickness
- Difficulty in sleeping
- Dizziness or light-headedness
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea or vomiting
- Shortness of breath with exertion
- Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
- Keep yourself hydrated
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages
- Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
- Try to spend the night in lower altitude
- Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
- Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
- Do not push yourself
Best time to go to Tsum Valley Trek
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (October to November) is the best time to go on Tsum Valley Trek because of stable weather. The sky remains clear with warm days, perfect for trekking. During Spring, the trail gets bloomed up with numerous wildflowers, whereas in Autumn, you get to be part of several festivals.
Other seasons Summer, Monsoon, and Winter is not an ideal time to go on this trek. The unstable weather and gloomy days make the trekking difficult. Heavy rainfall results in the slippery trail and harsh cold all the accommodation on the trail.
Accommodation during Tsum Valley Trek
Accommodation on this trail is very basic. You will either stay in a tea house or camp. The rooms are usually not isolated, therefore make sure to carry a nice quality sleeping bag. You have to share a room with a fellow trekker and the washroom is also mainly common. There will be a time when you do spend the night in camp. We will carry all the necessary stuff so that you stay in camp will be comfortable.
Food & Water on Tsum Valley Trek
Food will be served according to the menu of the teahouse. We highly suggest you opt for dal bhat tarkari, as it is the most affordable, filling, and energizing meal. You will also find other dishes like pudding, bread, curries, egg, meat, porridge, etc. While in camp, all the meals get prepared by porters.
Boiled water is available in guest house/lode. Don't buy plastic water bottles on the trail as it not only increases waste but also is very expensive. You can carry water purification tablets or any kind of filtering device to double purify the water.
Tsum Valley Trek cost
The package cost can vary from one place to another because of the itinerary and services are given by the company. We have sorted things that are included and excluded in the package cost in our cost includes and excludes section. Do check that for detail information or contact us.
If you are not satisfied with our given itinerary or our departure dates do not meet your needs, then feel free to let us know. We will help you create a custom itinerary that will be a perfect fit for you. You can add or remove days that make the journey shorter or longer.
While traveling with us, you will be only leaving behind your footprint. We are highly committed towards sustainable trips. We make sure all of our ventures are organized on the eco-friendly basis. We do not leave our waste behind and try to minimize it as much as possible. Likewise, we also closely work with the locals and contribute to the development of the region.