Tsum Valley Trek

On the hidden valley of Tsum the last Shangri-la around Mid-West Himalaya

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 02
  • Max Elevation: 3,700m/12,139ft

Highlights

  • Super adventure around Nepal’s remote North Mid-West Himalaya
  • Captivating views of amazing landscapes, forest, and high snowcapped mountains
  • Isolated villages between massive peaks of Mt. Manaslu and Ganesh Himal
  • Exploring high valley and villages of strong Tibetan Buddhist culture and custom
  • Crossing high Larky-la pass with magnificent views, ending the walk at Annapurna circuit route

About Tsum Valley Trek

Are you looking for exploring high valley and villages of strong Tibetan Buddhist culture and custom if so let’s join with Nepal Spirit Adventure offers an exclusive and marvelous trip “Tsum Valley of Happiness Trekking” amazing adventure around remote Mid-West Himalaya sandwiched between world 8th highest Mt. Manaslu and Ganesh Himal, our expert guide leads you Tsum Valley Trek around the isolated and high hidden valley of Tsum, probably the last Shangri-la around Himalaya or in this planet.

Trekking to Tsum Valley, where you will be enclosed within high mountains and incomplete wilderness in the shade of old Tibetan Buddhist culture and way of life. Our experienced trek guide and honest strong porter including Tsum Vally Trek equipment help you to do the comfortable journey to this area. 

Tsum Valley Trek leads you to experience an adventure of a lifetime, as the walk starts from the warm sub-tropic area towards the alpine and arctic climatic zone, following glacial Buri-Gandaki River for few days on the upper Manaslu Trekking route, and leaving the main trail of Manaslu trek to complete wilderness to Tsum Valley Trek of Happiness.

On this trek visit undisturbed traditional villages retaining its old-time glory of Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition as it was many past centuries.

The word Tsum in Tibetan as Beyul Kyimolung in native language of Tibetan origin meaning ‘Holy Hidden Valley of Happiness’, at Mu Gomba, RachenGomba encircled with tall snowcapped mountains, after a wonderful time heading back on the same wonderful route back to Soti-Khola to Kathmandu via Arughat village after a wonderful time to Tsum Valley of Happiness with Nepal Spirit Adventure cheerful guides and staffs.

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Itinerary

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Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Nepal Spirit Adventure who will drop us off at our hotel. After checking in, we take a rest or visit Nepal Spirit Adventure’s office. We may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some shopping overnight in the hotel.
  • Accommodation: 2 -3 Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (BouddhaNath) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Nepal Spirit Adventure brief you in details about the trek as well as provide you an opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu included meals breakfast.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 2 -3 Star Hotel

Starting early morning to begin this adventure to Manaslu with an overland drive heading to warmer areas of mid west Nepal, passing farm villages and towns as the drive reaches Arughat a large village of Gorkha district located near Buri-Gandaki river. From here transfer in a Jeep or similar vehicle to reach Soti-Khola for an overnight stop, a small farm village by the Sotikhola (stream).

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse
  • Transportation: Bus

From this farm village, start the first-day walk following Buri Gandaki River upstream passing streams and farm villages, then cross a bridge over Nualikholawith views of beautiful waterfalls, walk leads on stone steps to cross another bridge to reach Machha-Khola for an overnight stop, a village named as Machha-Khola meaning “Stream of Fishes”.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

After Macha-Khola, walk to reach at Khorla Beshi a small farm village from here on winding path reaching at Tatopani “Hot Spring” an opportunity for a hot bath, after a nice stop walk continues passing Dovan and Yaruphant villages, and finally walk ends at Jagat village after crossing a short suspension bridge, a moderate size village with shops and stores.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

From Jagat, leading to higher area following Buri Gandaki River, coming across small farm villages of Sidibas Bazaar, with nice rest a short climb and downhill to cross a bridge reaching at Nagjet, then climb to Philim village, a large spread-out farm village, from Philim trek onwards through terraces of golden wheat’s and barley, as the climb reaches a rocky ridge top and into bamboo forest area and finally ending at Deng village for overnight stop. From here onward air gets cooler with a touch of Tibetan culture.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Morning walk leadoff route towards Tsum valley after leaving Manaslu main trail, continue walk towards Tsum valley, entering narrow gorge and then descending to a ridge, as the trek carry’s on with an hour uphill into rhododendron and pine tree lines to reach a neat small village at Lokpa, after a short walk leads to cross a bridge over Lungwa Khola and then on good trail towards Chumling village for overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

From here on you can feel clean fresh mountain air as the altitude gains slowly around Tsum valley, offering super views of snowcapped mountains and amazing country landscape similar to Tibetan terrain, morning trek lead downhill to cross a suspension bridge and then heading on the opposite side of Smatiking Khola with views of Ganesh Himal (Yangra) at 7,422 m then walk slowly reach at Chokhangparo village for overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

After a pleasant overnight at Chokangparo getting closer to the upper Tsum area at Nile ( Ne-lay), morning walk with a climb on the arid and barren valley with only a few trees of juniper, pine and rhododendron, and junipers bushes. The walk continues uphill with views of Ganesh and Manaslu Himal range, after a good walk reaching at the Nile, on route visit to 11thcentaury Saint Milarepa meditation cave, Milarepa a poet, singer and a tantric guru his folktales and songs are still remembered by Tibetans, Nomads and farmers to this day.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Morning walk starts to our highest point of this adventure at Mu Gomba the main destination of the journey, the walk continues with a climb around barren landscapes with views of high mountains, after a good walk reaching at Mu Gomba for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

A rest or free day at Mu Gomba for local day-tour of the villages and to interact with the natives of Tsum, this place hardly see few numbers of westerners, at Mu visit the old Mu Gomba which houses antique scrolls, statue and relics this is one of the most famed and important monasteries of Tsum and Manaslu region.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

After a great enjoyable time around high areas of Tsum valley at Mu Gomba, return trek leads towards another interesting monastery at Rachen Gomba, as the walk leads to few short climbs and downhill with beautiful surrounding views of mountain range, passing few small villages of cattle herders to reach at Rachen Gomba for overnight stop, afternoon visit the old and interesting of Rachen monastery.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Last day around Tsum valley area, morning walk on the long downhill to Chumling village, most of the walk is on the same route passing several farm areas and farmhouses and back to the forest, after downhill walk reaching back at Chumling village for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

The morning starts with a long descent into a gorge and then climb to Deng and towards following Buri Gandaki River downstream, after Denga long downhill walk passing many farm villages and in a cool forested area, to reach at Philim village for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

From Philim, on the same route, most of the way to Soti-Khola with long descend on nice stone steps, entering forested area following Buri-Gandaki River most of the way to hot spring at Tatopani for an overnight stop, with time to enjoy the hot bathe in hot spring.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

After a nice refreshing time at Tatopani retrace the journey on this last day walk back to Soti-Khola passing many farm villages and farm areas through the Machha-Khola area following raging BuriGandaki to Soti-Khola for last overnight stop before Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse

Morning board on a vehicle for the drive back to Kathmandu, as the journey leads with few short ups and then downhill all the way to Arughat, continue the journey on the same route to Dhadingbesi and at Trisuli River, after Trisuli River on the main highway to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels. Evening farewell dinner overnight in Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: 2 - 3 Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Bus

After a wonderful time around Tsum Valley of Happiness trekking with grand service of Nepal Spirit Adventure, as per your international flight time transfer to Kathmandu international air terminal for final departure homeward bound or to next respective countries.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
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Cost Details

  • Private transfers between airport and hotels
  • 3night 3 star hotel on a twin share basis in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guided city sightseeing tour in Kathmandu include monument fee
  • Kathmandu to Solikhola to Kathmandu a round trip transfer by bus
  • All the lodge accommodation during the Tsum valley trek
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the trek
  • Special Tsum valley trek permit and Manaslu Conservation fee
  • Expenses for an experienced English-speaking trek guide and a Sherpa porter (including Salary, insurance, equipment, food, and lodging). One porter is provided for two trekkers.
  • Trekking equipment: 4-season sleeping bag feather-down jacket and duffel bag
  • Comprehensive medical kit
  • Coordination of services for emergency and rescue operations
  • All the government and local related taxes
  • Farewell dinners at reputable restaurants
  • International flight tickets
  • Fees for Nepal visa
  • Travel insurance with rescue operation coverage
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, hot showers, heater, phone calls, etc
  • Tips for your guide and porter
  • Any additional nights stay in hotels in the event of an early return from the trek or an extended stay in Nepal
  • Additional tours in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking equipment

Dates & Prices

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
07 Apr, 2020 - 24 Apr, 2020AvailableUS$1170
12 Apr, 2020 - 29 Apr, 2020AvailableUS$1170
16 Apr, 2020 - 03 May, 2020AvailableUS$1170
20 Apr, 2020 - 07 May, 2020AvailableUS$1170
24 Apr, 2020 - 11 May, 2020AvailableUS$1170
28 Apr, 2020 - 15 May, 2020AvailableUS$1170

Personal Information

Useful Information

Upon Arrival In Nepal

On arrival in Nepal at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International airport, our airport representative or staff will receive you as per your flight landing hours with your name on display board of Nepal Spirit Adventure then transfer to your respective hotels in Kathmandu. Afternoon or evening time we will review and discuss with much information regarding your trip itinerary and included/excluded services as per the trip itinerary is chosen, at the same time introduce your guide who will help you with the final preparation for your trek as well as you may have a question and answer about the trip.

Accommodation In Kathmandu

We provide 2- 3*** stars tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with breakfast. If you are trekking in groups joining a basis, you will share a room with someone of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room supplement in Kathmandu and on-route trekking, you can request for the single supplement (which will be at extra cost beside trip price stated). We can also help you to book at different deluxe star category hotels on request for more details and information please feel free to contact us


A typical Tea House (Lodge) Trekking Day

A typical trekking day means walking from morning to late afternoon. Each morning after packing your bags and then having a good breakfast, we will set off for day walks to our next designated overnights stop. We suggest that you carry a small day pack to put your water bottles, sunscreen cream, hats, raincoat, camera, and warm jumper just in case if the weather changes to cold, while rest of your belonging that you don’t need for the day goes in large duffel/kit bags for porters to carry. The walk will last for 3 to 4 hours in the morning until lunch at midday. We stop for one hour to have lunch and rest before heading to our overnight destination in the comfort of tea house/lodge at villages.

At the end of the day after checking in the lodge, rest (read books, write your diary) or explore the village. After lunch, you will be walking for 2 to 3 hours, normally reaching at the overnight stop around three to four PM. Our guide will provide you with the best accommodation available in Tea houses and lodge. Some days completing day walks by lunchtime at designated overnights stops, where you will be free after lunch in the afternoon.

After tea and coffee break one can spend time exploring around the village or just relax and do some washing the laundry. The dinner will be served around 6 to 7 P.M. the dining room (Restaurant) inside the tea house/lodge. For dinner as per the menu or recommended by your guide must be ordered one hour in advance. After dinner evening will be spent often playing cards or discussing the day’s topic and events or writing a diary if we are habitual of it before heading off to bed for good sound sleep.

Accommodation Along The Tsum Valley Trek

We provide accommodation in tea houses (mountain lodge). A Tea House is a combination of a guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are with twin beds and little additional furniture like small tables or chairs. Blankets are generally provided (we recommend that you carry your own sleeping bags). Most bathrooms are common with squatting (Asian) toilets or of western comfort with sitting toilets. Most Tea Houses / Lodge have running water facilities. Most of the lodges have hot water for showers, but with extra charge in using hot showers.

Trekking Foods

As per your booking trek to Tsum Valley Trek, full board meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided). We provide food from these local lodge/tea houses as per choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Every Tea House serves traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), and as well a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and eggs dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Safe Drinking Water

Along the trek, safe drinking water is very important while we are on high altitude journey. We recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problem AMS). As long as possible we recommend you buy sealed packed mineral water and can buy from every local shop and lodges. Remember! River, spring and tap water are free, we should not recommend you directly drink it even water looks very clean, can not drink with adding water purification pills or filter then will be suitable to drink. We can buy also boiled water from every lodge. Boiled water and sealed packed water cost $2-3$ dollars per letters and its cost also depends on where we are from the sea level. So, you need to prepare and packed the extra cost for all the table drinks.

Health and Fitness Required

Health and physical fitness is the most important part of travel and in participating for trek and hiking. If you do not have previous trekking experience as required, you can start with morning walking exercise or cycling for weeks or month before/after booking the trip with us, if you have previous trekking and climbing experience it will add a plus point on the trek chosen, most of the trek is non-technical effort walks. The highest height gain on this trip is at 5,360m is Gokyo Ri Top above sea level. The walk involves lots of ups and down, walking through local villages, farmlands, terraces, and riverside as long as you have energy walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and if you are qualified for the trek but still requires moderate health and fitness. We strongly advise travelers to consult your medical doctor before traveling and do a regular check-up and hand the report to us while booking a trip with us.

Our Experience Trekking Crews

Nepal is a mountainous country walk takes you to a remote region, it is necessary that you are accompanied by an experienced and qualified guide and leaders for a safe journey and making the trip a success. We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for a long time.

Our experienced guide provides with much local information and offers you advice on how to use your free time and by coordinating day to day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certify from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association.

All our trekking and climbing guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing helps, information and the needs of the guests of nationalities.

Assuring that all our trips are well managed by the expert team of tourism professionals all our guides have a good knowledge regarding the culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experience and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books. During your time with us, you will have time learning Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey. As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the groups.

This ensures safe travel with us as our guide/assistance guides get any health medical problem, we still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smooth as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable and pleasant we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helpers in certain conditions.

Caring Porter

Our porter is fully equipped with warm gear and insured on each trip by the company. We take care of our staff/porter's welfare as well as the client’s safeties.
We closely work with (PAC) Porters Association International Act. We allow maximum load to be carried by our porter with 20 to 25 KG and make sure that your trekking duffel-kit bag should not be more than 20-25 KG.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must and necessary that you are insured when booking trips with Nepal Spirit Adventure. Insurance protections should cover Travel / Medical sufficiently as well as emergency and immediate rescue evacuation by any means of transportation including helicopters on medical ground.
As well covering against loss or theft of your belonging and valuables and please make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking your stay in Nepal such as Trekking and Climbing including other trips and adventure sports.

Nepal Spirit Adventure holds no responsibility and liability in case of loss, theft or damage of your belongings. We also let you know that Nepalese insurance companies do not have a travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese nationals. We advise you when you travel to Nepal please bring your insurance documents it is top important.

Re-Charging Batteries of Electronic Items on The Trek

We can recharge your batteries, devices with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 240 volts 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 a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

Risk Liabilities

We are fully committed to providing the best quality services providing enjoyable and mesmerizing holiday so that one can experience “once in a lifetime journey” with us, 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 regulations of the Nepal Government act and policies. Nepal Spirit Adventure Pvt. Ltd shall not be responsible for any changes in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstance such as govt. restriction, Landslide, road blockage, and flood and other natural calamities, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay, sickness or accident. Any extra cost incurred due to some situations clients should be borne the expenses on the spot.

How to Get Nepal Visa & Cost

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visas can be obtained from the 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 take Nepal Visa after they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport in Nepal. Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing Visa on Arrival. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season. If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad prior to your arrival. The choice is yours.

If you have obtained a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions, then you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

Visas obtained on Arrival at the Entry and Exit points are 'Tourist Visas'. They bear multiple Re entry facility. Tourist Visa 'On Arrival' is the only entry visa to Nepal. If you are visiting Nepal for the purposes other than Tourism (sightseeing, tour, travel, mountaineering, trekking, visiting friends and families), you should still get ' Tourist Visa' to get into the country. However, you must change the category of visa as per your purpose and length of stay in Nepal from the Department of Immigration by producing required documents. Nationals of designated countries are requested to acquire Visa prior to their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of the Nepal Government.

Please follow these simple procedures for Tourist Visa on Arrival at the airport (TIA) if you have not acquired Visa prior to boarding the plane.

1st Step:

Fill in ' Arrival Card '

Fill in Online ‘Tourist Visa ‘form ( you can fill it up prior to your arrival visiting our official website Department of Immigration / fill it up using Kiosk machines upon your arrival at the airport). If you fill it from the website, you will get submission Receipt with barcode, please print it out and bring it along for acquiring a visa. It works for fifteen days and becomes invalid then after. If so, you will have to fill it up again.

2nd Step:

Make payment at the bank according to your visa requirement ( 15/30/90 Days) Get the receipt.

While you can use different modes of payments (at visa fees collection counter), we advise you to carry some cash to be on the safe side.

On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points

  • 15 Days – 30 USD
  • 30 Days – 50 USD
  • 90 Days – 125 USD

3rd Step:

Proceed to the Immigration Desk with your online form, payment receipts, and your passport. Hand in your documents to the immigration officer for visa processing. He/she issues a visa to you upon his/her satisfaction.

Visa Extension Fee

Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days. In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.

Gratis Visa (Visa for Free)

Gratis Visa is issued free of cost in case of following categories of Visa applicants:

Children below 10 years except for US citizens. Up to 30 days for SAARC Citizen (except Afghanistan) visiting Nepal for the first time in a given visa Year. Afghan citizen is eligible for Gratis Visa on Arrival only upon the recommendation of the Department of Immigration. If you are an Afghan citizen, you can request a concerned institution inviting you to Nepal for necessary paperwork with the Department of Immigration to get you Gratis Visa 'On Arrival'.

High Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally at 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, overexertion 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.

Group Size

We organize any route of Nepal trek with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be 1 maximum group size is 10 or more on request. We can also organize a private trip to a solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open group date on the same date.

Trekking Season

Nepal has two best seasons for trekking Everest Three High Passes, as this trip is much adventurous and challenging, we always recommend that you book this kind of trip at the right time of the year as possible. Trekking in Nepal is possible at any time of the year, depending on the area of the trekking area chosen. In Nepal, you can trek anywhere in any four seasons (Spring-Summer-Autumn / Fall or Winter), but the most popular trekking seasons are Spring and Autumn times. Nepal Spirit Adventure offers you to consider the following advice on the outstanding aspects of each season.

Autumn (September- October- November):
The autumn is one of the best seasons for trekking in the Himalayan region offers excellent weather and outstanding mountain views, the weather is clear and we can guarantee that you can witness fantastic mountain views and panorama.

This season is the peak time for trekking in Nepal Himalaya and you can also witness several Hindu festivals such as 15 days long Dashain, the biggest festival for all Nepalese, celebrating with the triumph of good over evil, and shortly afterward the 5 days long Tihar or Dipawali (Festival of Lights) follows.

Winter (December-January- February):
In winter snowfall times at higher elevations, the snowline descends considerably, and the weather is cold. So it is an ideal time for trekking at lower elevations below 3,000m in the foothills of Nepal with great views of the Himalayas, it can get cold at night and in the mornings, but during the day temperatures are mild when it is sunny.

Spring (March-April- May):
The spring is one of the best seasons for trekking in Nepal Himalaya. Many visitors travel to Nepal in the spring as trekking is fine in all Himalaya regions. The meadows and forest will be in full bloom with riots of colors of wildflowers specially rhododendron the , national flowers of Nepal, come in great varieties from bush to tall trees. The weather is warmer at lower elevations and at the higher elevations over 4,000m visibility is excellent and the temperature is quite moderate.

Summer (June-July- August):
During summer trek is warm and sweaty in the wet summer months, and also constitutes the monsoon season which can continue up to mid-September. Summer is a good time for the keen botanists and forest researchers as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. It is not generally recommended to trek during the summer season except in the arid rain shadow areas like Upper Mustang, Dolpo and Kailash.

Nepal Himalaya will be in the grip of wet monsoon season starting from mid-June to early September months, although morning are often clear for few hours for the views of sunrise and mountains, it can rain heavily almost every day, cloud hangs around by mid-morning, with frequent rain and occasional thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening times. The advantages of trekking in the summer months trekking along with a few crowds of trekkers and on the quiet trail.