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Tsum Valley Trekking - 18 Days

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Duration
18 days
Max. Elevation
3700.00m
Group size
2+
Level
MODERATE
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
Best Season
March-June & Sept-Dec
Accomodation
Double/Twin shearing in hotel/lodge
Meals
Breakfast basis in city and full board during the trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Soti Khola via Arughat-Machha Khola-Jagat via Dovan and Tatopani (Hot Spring)-Lakuwa-Chumling-Chhokangparo-Nele-Milarepa cave-Mu Gompa-Rachen Gompa-Chumling-Philim-Tatopani-Soti Khola-Kathmandu

Highlights

    • Adventure in between massif Mt. Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range of peaks .
    • Daily scenic views of dramatic landscapes of rolling green hills and mountains .
    • On the least explored areas of remote and isolated Tsum valley of happiness .
    • Explore impressive Tsum traditional culture of ancient heritage of Buddhism .
    • Visit undisturbed pristine wilderness around Tsum valley with great scenery .
    • Trek to Mu Gompa the highest settlement of Tsum areas of great importance .
    • Walk from low warm areas to cooler alpine woodland to arid and barren terrain .
Tsum Valley Trekking leads you to adventure of once in a life time where you can experience the beauty of nature enclosed within massive high mountains of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal.

A marvelous destination out of this world, which fascinates you from the beginning of the walks to the end, where route to Tsum Valley Trekking leads you from warm low areas of Gorkha district, located Nepal Mid-West Himalayan region to cooler alpine hills and then ending at arctic windswept terrain at Tsum.

Tsum Valley Trekking, an adventure which leads you into complete wilderness within mountainous region hidden behind massive peaks of Ganesh Himal also locally known as Yangri with towering face of Manaslu or Kutang Himal range around high and remote Mid West Himalaya.

Besides dramatic views of landscapes and mountains where you will witness old culture and impressive traditional life within Tsum villages as walk leads you into nice villages adorned with age-old heritage of strong Tibetan influence which is just a mere distance from high and upper Tsum Valley.

Tsum word comes from ancient Tibetan “Beyul Kyimolung” language which means Valley of happiness and sustainable life which you can observe the villagers of the areas happy and strong and well contended with their farm life and cattle herding.

Tsum Valley trek begins with exciting drive to reach at Gorkha district in Arughat town and farm villages of sub-tropical climate and then following the raging Buri-Gandaki River some sometimes on the same trail of Manaslu trekking.

As walk leads into interesting farm villages and lovely forested areas where our route diverts from the main Manaslu trail to reach remote areas of Tsum and then heading higher to the end at Mu Gompa with marvelous time on walks and overnight stops around Tsum villages.

After an enjoyable and impressive visit of Tsum areas return journey leads you on the same route for you to enjoy more of these fascinating areas before heading back to Kathmandu with awesome experience and adventure on Tsum Valley Trekking.

Important Note

Trip Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with warm welcome greeting and then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city.

After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed join the other groups of Tsum Valley Trekking at meeting hall or place for briefing, where our guide offers useful important information regarding trek and your stay in Nepal with us. Evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.

The exploration of this culturally rich capital city of Nepal and its heritage in a guided sightseeing shall be the main attraction of today’s itinerary. Star attractions of this sightseeing are the ancient Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, known for its unique blend of Hinduism and Buddhism besides the beautiful view of Kathmandu city from its premises. We then head on to the Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world, which has the Tibetan community, Sherpas and tourists circumambulating around it alike every day. Get immersed in the peaceful Buddhist mantras and observe the pilgrims paying their respect to Lord Buddha. We shall then visit the Hindu sacred pilgrimage of Pashupatinath Temple, in the complex of which you shall find several small temples, statues, and ancient heritage. People find the meaning of life when they observe the open cremation at the bank of holy Bagmati River, get blessings from the sadhus draped in saffron and holding trident, and feel the positivity. Later in the afternoon, get briefed about the trekking and check the gears and equipment for the trek. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Morning transfer for exciting overland drive towards Mid West on Nepal's busy and main highway as the journey leads to lower warmer mid hills past farm villages and towns with views of snow capped peaks.

As the drive continues with few refreshing stops heading west to reach at Dhading and towards Gorkha areas to reach at warm sub-tropical in Arughat by the raging Burigandaki River, and then drive continues on dirt road past farm villages and terraced fields to reach at Soti Khola, for overnight stop with time to relax and stroll around this small farm village.

Frist day walks begins from Soti-khola, where trail cuts into steep valley, within densely forested areas and through number of small villages tucked in a hillside, then reaching a wide valley opposite at the point where large tributary stream enters into Burhigandaki River. The terraced cultivated field belongs to upper village of Lapbesi. From here our path descends to a wide, sandy riverbed following a trail meandering below the steep, craggy valley side.

At some length leading to a climb on the trail to Machha Khola for overnight stop, with number of teashops and small lodge, the word Maccha Khola means Fish Stream.

The trail from this small village leads into interesting farm villages and fields as the vegetation changes slowly, starting morning walk crossing a stream that names Machha Khola (Fish stream), and then heading upstream towards Khola-Bensi village and at Tatopani 'hot spring'.

An opportunity for hot bathe as time allows, after a nice break walk carries on passing Dovan and Yaruphant villages to reach at Jagat for overnight stops, Jagat a moderate size farm villages with shops and stores.

From Jagat, morning walk leads to higher areas passing scattered farm villages with short climb and downhill to cross over a bridge to reach at Nagjet and Philim, a large village with spread-out farm houses.

After Philim walk through farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then a climb on rocky ridge top into bamboo forest area to our overnight stop at Lakuwa on leaving the main trail of Manaslu trekking route.

After Lokpa village, walk heads to our first highlights of the adventure at Tsum known as the valley of happiness, as our route enters narrow gorge then with short descend and uphill climb into rhododendron and pine tree forest walking past small farm villages then climbing above Lungwa Khola to reach at Chumling village for first night stop around Tsum Valley.

From here gaining altitude slowly within the massive peaks of Ganesh Himal peaks towards east and Manaslu in the western direction, as the walk proceeds where villages and landscapes changes similar to Tibetan windswept plateau.

Morning walks leads on downhill path to cross a bridge over Smatiking Khola, with views of Ganesh Himal also known as Yangra at 7,422 m high, and then reaching at Chokhanparo village for overnight stop.

After a pleasant overnight stop at Chokanparo, our route leads towards upper Tsum area at Nele (Ne-lay), starting with uphill onto wide open valley around windswept terrain with only few small trees of juniper and willow that survives around this rough and arid country.

Walk continues uphill with views of Ganesh and Manaslu Himal, after a wonderful and scenic walk reaching at Nele for overnight stop, on route Nele with time to visit an old holy mediation cave of 11 th Centaury Saint Milarepa, famous and popular among Buddhist as poet, singer, tantric guru his folk-tales and songs are still remembered by Tibetans and Buddhist followers.

Today walk leads to main highlight and the highest point of the adventure at Mu Gompa, as walk continues climbing high within arid terrain offering views of high peaks on the way to Mu Gompa for overnight stop.

At Mu Gompa free and rest day to explore the unexplored areas around high valley of Tsum with its traditional villages and interesting old Mu Gompa with ancient antique idols and scrolls, statue and relics this is one of the most important monastery of Tsum and Manaslu area.

The village of upper Tsum located on route Tibet border, which is least frequented by foreign trekkers and adventurer, here enjoy the scenery and culture in complete natural surroundings.

After marvelous time at Mu Gompa, return journey leads to another impressive monastery at Rachen Gompa, walk on nice trails with some short climbs and downs passing few small scattered farm villages of cattle herders to reach at Rachen Gompa for overnight stop, afternoon visit Rachen monastery which treasures historical and religious artifacts and important statues of famous Gurus with idol of Sakaymuni Buddha.

Today our last day around Tsum valley, as the morning walk leads to a long descend to Chumling village passing farm areas and then back into tree lines, after a long downhill walk of 6 hours reaching at Chumling village for last overnight stop around Tsum.

From Chumling village, morning walk downhill following river downstream with views of waterfalls then reaching villages of Samba, Tingding Chhupyang till our walk ends at Philim village for overnight stop.

This is a nice farm village with school supported by Japanese (as Mt. Manaslu was first climbed by Japanese so this area is a favorite among Japanese)

From here onwards on warmer area with paddy fields, after a breakfast walk leads to Tatopani following Buri Gandaki River through several small villages of Nagjet, Sidibas Bazaar and Jagat. Walk further descends at Yaruphant, then to lower area with dramatic change in vegetation, finally ending six hours walk to our overnight stop at Tatopani a small farm village with hot spring as Tatopani in Nepali means 'hot water', afternoon enjoy the hot springs and relax. The local believes that the spring water have a natural power to cure various disease and wounds.

After a pleasant stop at Tatopani with hot spring, morning walk leads to Soti Khola walk along Budhi Gandaki River on downstream, after hours of good walk reaching at Gurung village of Labubesi, from here heading further within terraced fields and waterfalls to reach our last overnight stop at Soti-khola.

Morning on completing Tsum Valley trekking with amazing experience where an exciting overland journey brings you back at Kathmandu after an incredible adventure on far and remote corners of Mid West Himalaya at Tsum Valley of Happiness.

Last day in amazing Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time for backward bound or to respective countries.

Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing time and adventure on Tsum Valley Trekking.

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Includes

    • All airport pick up drop by private vehicle
    • 03 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
    • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle.
    • Kathmandu to Arughat to Kathmandu public transport(if you want both way private vehicle also available on additional cost)
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, Manaslu Conservation Area Permit and Special permit for Manaslu and Tsum Valley Area
    • Twin/double shearing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
    • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
    • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance.
    • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
      • We provide assistant guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance walking with group to support where necessary as per the group size
      • Safe drinking water 
      • All applicable government and local taxes as per the itinerary

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal Visa fee (Bring accurate fee in USD and two Passport size Photo)
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
    • Diner and lunch in Kathmandu
    • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
    • Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in city because of early arrival, late departure and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
    • Tips to the trekking crews and drive
    • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
    • Anything not included in service includes column

Complimentary

    • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
    • first add kid box
    • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, Ti-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
    • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
    • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trekking(Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible

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