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Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley Trek - 19 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Moderate
Accommodation
Hotel/Tea House
Max. Elevation
5500M
Meals
B/L/D
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Trip Overview of Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley Trek is the package that suits your taste if you are the kind of people who loves to step into the remotest and secular region. Cut off from other parts of world for long, trek to Tsum Valley was opened only since 2007. Step into the land of Tibetan Buddhist region where polyandry is still a common practice. The beautiful Tsum Valley is located to the north of Gorkha. Falling under the restricted area trekking category, you can participate in this package after paying Tsum Valley Trekking permit cost. Tsum is inhabited by Tsumbos. Witness the panoramic views of Ganesh, Shringi and other mountains and learn about their unique culture and religion. Saka Dawa are unique festivals of Tsum Valley. Trekking map will come useful while exploring this territory.

Tourist Link Trek & Expedition organize 19-days Tsum Valley Trek itinerary. After driving through Arughat Bazaar, we will reach Soti River. Trek begins from Soti River. Trekking route progresses through desolate settlement of Liding and Jagat to Lokpa which is the first village of Tsum. The trail stretches along Chumling to Chhekampar to Nile. We will climb to Mu Gompa which is the farthest point of trekking in Tsum Valley. The region is rich in nunneries, monasteries, gompas, mani walls and chortens that evoke the rich Buddhist tradition. We will visit the old Rachen Gompa before returning to Arughat Bazaar.
Weather in Tsum Valley remains best for trekking in autumn and spring season. Contact us for best deals on Tsum Valley Trek cost.


Itinerary

Once you arrive in Nepal, you need to go through the custom formalities. Then, you will be greeted by our representative. You will be transferred to the deluxe hotel where you will have pleasant stay. A guide will provide you with briefing regarding your package.

Take early breakfast and participate in adventurous Kathmandu Tour. You will be taken through UNESCO sites in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Bouddhanath (Nepal’s largest Stupa) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (Ancinet Royal Residence). Get plenty of opportunity to learn about time-forgotten culture that prevails in Kathmandu.

From Kathmandu, we will head for our trekking destination in Manaslu valley. Passing through Thankot check post, follow the swirling Prithvi Highway for few hours before taking the branched trail from the main highway towards Arughat. You can find bustling bazaar in Arughat. This is in fact the largest populated place in Manaslu valley. We will head north from Arughat Bazar and set our camp at the bank of Budhi Gandaki River.

Leave the camp and follow the bank of Budhigandaki River. Pass through small villages, hills and forest of pine and rhododendrons to Soti River. Proceed further to Liding Village. Liding exists at the bank of Budhigandaki River. Stay overnight in teahouse in Liding.

Leave Liding and walk through forest that is rich in colorful local birds. We will walk out of forest of sal and chilaune and take stroll through dispersed settlements to reach pasture land. Moving further, we will walk through Lapu Besi and take steep downward trail to Khorlabesi. Khorlabesi is the large village that is inhabited by Gurung ethnics. Descend to Tatopani (hot water) before climbing up the hill to once more meet Budhigandaki River. Cross the river on a suspension bridge and make it Dovan from where we will cross another bridge at Lauri before making it to Jagat.

The officials will check for our trekking permit at Jagat. This was the chief Maoist stronghold during insurgency period. Follow the river for brief before making steep ascend to Salleri (1440m). Enjoy the majestic views of Sringi Mountain before descending to Sirdibas. Sirdibas offers excellent opportunity to witness the Buddhist culture. Cross the suspension bridge and make ascend to the Gurung village of Philim. Pass through Ekle Bhatti to reach Lokpa. This is the first village in Tsum Valley. Stay overnight in Lokpa.

Agriculture is the chief occupation of people from Lokpa. Pass through the barley terraces in Lokpa and descend through forest. Cross the bridge and follow the steep stone steps uphill to the north before descending to Ghumlong (2130m). Continue walking through Ripchet and we will arrive at Siyar River. Crossing the log bridge, we will climb uphill to Chumling. Get majestic view of south face of Shingri Mountain.

Leave Chumling and cross the suspension bridge from where the trail takes us through crop fields to forest. The path offers striking views of Ganesh Himal at several points. Follow the trail to Rinjam and cross Serpu River. Moving further, we will ascend to Upper Tsum. We will reach Chhokangpar or Chhekampar which consists of two villages named Chhokang and Paro. The village offers close-up view of Ganesh Mountain.

Chances of High Altitude Sickness prevail from Chhekampar onwards. We will visit the death place of great saint Lama Kongchog. Local people speak Tsumba language in this region. Head east and follow ascending trail to Rachen Gompa. Visit the nearby Milarepa cave. Crossing Shiyar River, we will walk through villages of Phurbe and Pangdun to arrive at Chhule. We will make final ascend for the day to Nile.

We will visit Dhephu Doma Nunnery before heading towards Mu Gompa. No males are allowed inside this nunnery. Walking along mani walls and chortens, we will head to Mu Gompa. This is one of the oldest monasteries in Tsum valley. Kalung and Bhajyo are other places of interest near Mu Gompa. Enjoy the sight of Lungdang glacier from Mu Gompa. This is the farthest Gompa in Manaslu.

Mu Gompa is as far as we will go in Tsum region. So, we will return from Mu Gompa on 11th day. Moving along the valley, we will reach Chhule. Continuing further, we will reach Phurbe. We will cross Siyar River and arrive at Rachen Gompa. Enjoy the view of Punchen Himal and stay overnight at Rachen Gompa.

We will explore Rachen Gompa and head south from Gompa. Brief hike will take us to the bridge. We will cross the bridge and descend to Chhokang Paro. Moving further, we will arrive at Chumling. The trail continues to lower down to Gho. We will stop by the small Gompa and descend to Siyar River from where we will reach Dumje.

There is a small school in Dumje. Walking along the school, the trail stretches into the forest of pine. We will exit the forest and follow steep trail decorated with prayer flags. We can get striking views of Manaslu Mountain and Ganesh Mountain on this day. We will make it to the nunnery of Lung dang Gompa.

Descend from Lung dang Gompa that is decorated with prayer flags. The trail offers scenic views of Ganesh Mountain. The trail stretches uphill and downhill towards Rainjam. From Rainjam, the path continues to Ripchet where we will stay overnight in a teahouse.

After breakfast, we will leave Ripchet. Lower down from Ripchet. The trail progresses through dense pine forest that is rich in wildlife and vegetation. Descend to river. Crossing the river, we will make it to Dovan where we will stay overnight.

Wake up early in the morning. After morning tea, we will make it to Dovan. Walk through the dispersed settlement in Khorlabesi to Soti River. The trail splits at Khorlabesi. We will follow the trail towards Arughat. We will make it to Soti Khola where we will stay overnight.

Crossing the Soti River, we will pass through crop fields and settlements to make it to Arughat Bazaar. Arughat is the bustling marketplace. We will stay overnight at Arughat.

Tsum Valley Trek ends at Arughat. We will drive back to Kathmandu on this day. The road is scenic with views of rivers and mountains at the backdrop. We will stop by Malekhu to take taste of popular fish dish. You will be transferred to hotel in Kathmandu for pleasant stay.

Day 19: Departure

This is the last day of package. You will be assisted in your last minute preparation. Our representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport 3hours before scheduled flight. Safe journey! See you soon!!


What's included?

  • All necessary grounded transportation by private vehicle including airport transfer
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Two night accommodation with breakfast at 3 star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) there food, accommodation, Salary, equipment and including staff insurance
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • All necessary paper work and Special permits (Manaslu area permit, ACAP and MCAP) Please bring 3 passport size photographs
  • All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company

What's not included?

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Meal not specified in the “meal inclusions” in the above itinerary
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • International airfare to & from home town
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Fixed Departures

Sorry, No fixed departure dates availabe, Please request for Private Trip

Essential Information

When to Go?

March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon period for better experiences. Read more...

Gear Checklist

Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come handy in the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition. Read more...

Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities

The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. Read more...

Trip Permit

To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concern while trekking in the areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...

Physical condition and experience requirements

Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments of lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...

Weather

Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...


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