Tsum Valley Trek

19 Day(s) From USD $ 1990 per pax Dates

Overview

Group Size Min 2 - Max 10
Accommodation 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Teahouse during trek
Difficulty Moderate
Max Alt. 3700 m at Mu Gompa

Breathe in the essence of Tsum Valley, During this revealing journey through the Shangrila land of Nepal & then onto the high shrouded valley allowing you to appreciate the beguiling nature of this serene Himalayan valley.

The Tsum Valley trek is one of the communal trekking trails of Nepal offering jaw-dropping panoramas without a hint of a crowd to spoil the view. Lying midst of Gorkha district, the valley is settled between the Boudha Himal & Himalchuli toward the west.

Tsum Valley Initially opened in 2007, Still remains as unspoiled corners of Nepal. Very few Globetrotters have made it to this splendid place filled with mystery. Nonetheless, there has been reasonable advancement on guest houses and homestay settlement accessible on the route now. if you wish for a quiet & charming trek featuring local lifestyle, people, liveliness and culture, the trek is an ideal choice.

Tsum valley, a distinct geographical area is called "Tsum Tso Chucksums" which means thirteen provinces ruled as a  single territory. The inhabitants of Tsum valley is attached to their own specific old kind of vernacular, craftsmanship, culture and religion.

Weaving through the intricate islets of Tsum Valley, locals still practice polyandry System and they procure their own unique religion & isogloss. All the siblings in the family are married to a single girl. The Tsum people have their own terrific way of family life, which will certainly appeal outsiders.

During this trip, you will be constantly reaching for your camera, with local festivals like Lhosar, Dhacyhang, Faning and Saka Dawa, will be the perfect moment to capture the unique culture & their custom.

Due to its remoteness and inaccessibility, this sacred valley and its people have been avoided hereby the tenor relating to development for centuries. Therefore, the unique culture of this valley has over remained fairly new.

The special artfulness as regards the Tsum Valley has remained largely unchanged for centuries.  Tsum valley can be an add-on for Manaslu trek, which is one of the off beaten treks of Nepal.

So wish to uncover the beauty, charm and mystery of Tsum Valley? start here.

History

Tsum valley is Hard-bitten trek & the mysterious valley posses history of its own.

Here are some interesting facts about Tsum Valley.

  • Tsum Valley used to be a restricted area until 2008.
  • Tsum Valley is one of world’s remotest Himalayan valleys & the people of the Tsum Valley belong to Tibetan origin,
  • Tsum Valley is believed to be one of Buddhism’s sacred hidden valleys
  • Tsum valley, a distinct geographical area is called ‘Tsum Tso Chucksums’ which implies thirteen provinces ruled as a  single territory
  • A practice of polyandry system  still present in this valley
  • The Buddhist saint Milarepa is believed to have meditated  on the caves of these mountains

 

Highlights

➔ Manaslu (8156 m) — the 8th highest mountain in the world

➔ Diverse landscape, off beaten path

➔ A fascinating region with Tibetan and Gurung influences.

➔ views of Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal 7187m, Boudha Himal, Himalchuli,

➔  Buddhist Mani walls, Buddhist monasteries, and Nunnery

 

Top Things to Do During Tsum Valley Trek

  • Stay in Local Homestays or lodges for accomodation
  • Purchase a map in Kathmandu ”Nepal NS505 Manaslu and Tsum Valley “ map available online might not be exactly true
  • You must hire a guide while  trekking to Tsum valley since it’s a restricted area
  • Bring a sleeping bag, in case of room occupancy
  • Don’t expect to buy supplies along the trail
  • Take a visit to Rachen Gompa and Mu Gompa
  • Take  Larkya La (5160m) as challenge, offers best perspective of Himalayas

What to expect

  • Fairly basic in Home stays & lodges available
  • Phones service available in case of an emergency
  • Limited menus at most of the places: with only dalbhat
  • Smoky kitchen & hard beds
  • Most of the places, No fee for electricity
  • Weak internet connection
  • Extra cost for Mineral Water

Physical fitness

Staying fit always have its benefits. You don’t need to be a hardcore athlete or marathon runner to enjoy trekking in Tsum valley. This is a moderate trek & can be achieved by people with normal fitness level.

Best time to go

Fall & Spring being major trekking seasons of Nepal, Trekking to Tsum valley usually starts from March To May & September To November. During these seasons, you can enjoy the views of Himalayan vistas. The weather is dry & pleasant for trekking amid these seasons.

Includes & Excludes

What's included ?

  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • All your standard Meals (B, L and D) during the trek
  • Experienced English speaking tour guide
  • Free Trip dossiers & other information in a printable format
  • Guest House or Tea House During the trek-twin sharing basis
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu airport transfers and escorts
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Trek staff and full porterage
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners

What's excluded ?

  • Hot Shower, Wi-Fi, Power charging during the trekking or mountaineering
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Travel and rescue insurance

Detailed Itinerary (19)

  • Day 1 : Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel

    We are delighted to provide an airport pickup service as an innovative customer offering, so our chauffeur will assist you with baggage & escort you to your Hotel. He will also help you with the check-in. Later in the evening, we will be hosting a welcome dinner

    Highlights:  Music, Cultural dance, the lively Thamel, one-stop shop for backpackers, clubs & pubs, an array of restaurants.

    Accommodation: Kathmandu 4 star hotel

    Elevation: 1,400 metres

  • Day 2 : Sightseeing and trek preparation

    Highlights: Any 4 World Heritage sites:

    Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath and Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Basantapur Durbar Square

    Accommodation: 4-star Hotel

  • Day 3 : Drive to Arughat

    Driving hours: 7-8

    Difficulty: Easy

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 600m

    Topography:  Smooth ride, Green hill

    Highlights: greenery hills, Budhi Gandaki river

  • Day 4 : Trek to Soti Khola

    Walking hours: 5-6

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Campsite

    Elevation:  700m

    Topography:  stone-paved street, long steep inclines,

    Highlights: Budhi Gandaki valley, Arkhet Khola,  suspension bridge, cascading waterfall

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5 : Trek to Maccha Khola

    Walking hours: 6-7

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 870m

    Topography:  rocky trail, steep inclines, open valleys

    Highlights: rice terraces, beautiful Sal forests, tropical waterfalls, Gurung village, Machha Khola village

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 6 : Trek to Jagat

    Walking hours: 6-7

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 1,410m

    Topography:  Gradual ups and downs, trail climbs, rugged trail,  stone stairs

    Highlights: hot spring, Budhi Gandaki,  Dobhan Khola, suspension bridges, the village of Jagat

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 7 : Trek to Chisopani

    Walking hours: 4-5

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 1660m

    Topography:  rocky ridge, steep descends, forested paths,

    Highlights: Gurung village  & their hospitality, Japanese made school, views of the valley

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 8 : Trek to Chumling

    Walking hours: 6-7

    Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 2386m

    Topography: the crossing of the gorge, stone streets, long descends

    Highlights: waterfalls, pine tree forests, rhododendron forests, Chumling gompa, Siyar Khola, Views-Himalchuli mountains and Boudha Himal,  Shringi Himal,

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 9 : Trek from Chumling to Chokhangparo

    Walking hours: 4-5

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 3,010m

    Topography:  upstream climb, crossing rope suspensions,

    Highlights: Nunnery Gompa, Shiar Khola, historic Stupa of Buddha,  villages Lar Phurbe and Pangdun, the monastery of Chhule

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 10 : Trek to Nile

    Walking hours: 4-5

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 3,361m

    Topography:  upstream climb, crossing rope suspensions,

    Highlights: Nunnery Gompa, Shiar Khola, historic Stupa of Buddha,  villages Lar Phurbe and Pangdun, the monastery of Chhule

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 11 : Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa

    Walking hours: 4

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 3700m

    Topography:  Dry trails, uneven

    Highlights: Mu Gompa, Dhephu Doma Gompa.

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 12 : Excursion Mu Gompa

    Today you will explore the Mu gompa which is the largest monastery in the region. You can also take an optional walk to the base of Pika Himal (4865m).

  • Day 13 : Trek to Burgi Village via Milarepa cave

    Walking hours: 5

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 3,245m

    Topography:  Riverbanks, rocky trail

    Highlights: Milarepa Cave, Burgi village, views-Poshyop Glacier, Kipu Himal and Churke himal.

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 14 : Trek to Chumling

    Walking hours: 5-6

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 2,386m

    Topography:  long descents, river crossings

    Highlights: Sarpu Khola,  lower Tsum Valley,

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 15 : Trek to Philim

    Walking hours: 6-7

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 1,570m

    Topography:  stone steps, farmlands

    Highlights: Samba Falls,  Phillim village

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 16 : Trek to Khorla Besi

    Walking hours: 6-7

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 970m

    Topography:  short descends, green hills pathways

    Highlights: Green vegetations,  hot spring

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 17 : Trek to Sotikhola

    Walking hours: 6-7

    Difficulty: Moderate

    Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

    Elevation: 700m

    Topography:  steep rocky trail, riverbanks paths, Machha Khola village

    Highlights: Budhi Gandaki River, Tharo Khola, waterfalls, Sal forests

    Meals provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 18 : Drive Sotikhola to Arughat and to Kathmandu

    Today you will be passing through cascading waterfall & trek towards Arkhet. On crossing Arkhet Khola you are now leaving Budhi Gandaki valley to reach Sante Bazaar. Navigating through hydroelectric plant you will arrive at Arughat Bazar. Now we are all set to reach Kathmandu. After a short drive to Kathmandu, we will be hosting a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the trip success.

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 19 : Depart Kathamandu

    Today as per your flight schedule,  our chauffeur will take you to the airport from this amazing country, Nepal

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