Tsum Valley Trek

  • Tsum Valley Trek

Overview

Highlights 

  • Trekking through beautiful villages
  • Visit ancient monasteries Mu Gompa,  Dhephyudonma Gompa, Rachen Nunnery Gumba, Gonhgye Gompa, Milarepa Piren Phu Cave etc..

Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in a trans-Himalayan region of Gorkha, Nepal. The Tsum Valley's acquaintance with Tibet, natural beauty and its pristine culture make this trekking unique. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word 'Tsombo', which means vivid. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Baudha Himal ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture, and religion.

The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin and seak a unique dialect. Trails are strewn with artistic chortens, monasteries and lined with mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with deities and prayers. The Tsum valley has a long history of Buddhism. The Buddhist saint Milarepa is believed to have meditated in the caves of there mountains. Traditionally Tsum valley was a culturally distinct geographical area called 'Tsum Tso Chuksum', which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. The ancient remains of the Tsum Kingdom are still visible today. Due to its remoteness and inaccessibility, this sacred valley and its people have been bypassed by mainstream development for centuries. As a result, the unique culture of this valley has remained intact.

The Tsum Valley is surrounded by the Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Sringi Himal to the North.

Itinerary Details

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Stay in Kathmandu, trip preparation, overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola (720 meters) via Aarughat, 9 Hours drive, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (930 meters), 6 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1,400 meters), 7 Hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.  

Day 06: Trek to Lokpa (2,100 meters), 6 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.  

Day 07: Trek to Chumling (Lower Tsum - 2,361 meters), 7 Hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.  

Day 08: Trek to Chhekampar (Upper Tsum - 3,010 meters), 6 Hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 09: Trek Rachen Gompa (3,210 meters), visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave enroute, 4 to 5 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 10: Trek Mu Gompa (3,700 meters) - visit Dhephyudonma Gompa enroute (4,060 meters), 3 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 11: Trek to Chhekampar via Chhule Nile (3,361 meter), 6 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 12: Trek to Lokpa (2,100 meters), 6 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.  

Day 13: Trek to Deng (1865 meters), 7 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 14: Trek to Ghap (2165 meters), 6 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 15: Trek to Lho (3180 meters), 7 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 16: Trek to Sama Gaon (3525 meters), 5 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 17: Rest day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization and explore surrounding, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 18: Trek to Samdo (3850 meters), 4 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 19: Trek Dharamsala High Camp (Larkya Phedi – 4460 meters) – 4 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.  

Day 20: Trek to Bhimthang (3590 meters) after crossing Larkya La Pass (5,219 meters), 6.30 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.

Day 21: Trek to Dharapani, 7 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse.  

Day 22: Trek to Syange, 6 hours walk, overnight at guesthouse. 

Day 23: Drive to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

Day 24: Transfer to airport, departure back home. 

 

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • Airport pick up and drop off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu.
  • Pre – meeting before the trek.
  • 3 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast. 
  • All transportation: Kathmandu – Soti Khola by local bus / jeep, and Shree Chaur - Kathmandu via Bensishahar by local bus / jeep.
  • 1 professional, licensed and English speaking mountain guide.
  • Well experienced trekking porter to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 guest’s luggage carry maximum 30kgs). 
  • Food during the trek (full board with breakfast, lunch and dinner and with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits).
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • Tsum Valley Special trekking permit fee.
  • Manaslu Special trekking permit fee.
  • Manaslu Conservation Area entrance permit fee.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entrance permit fee.
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • First aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Unique Adventure sleeping bag and down jacket, duffel bag, area trekking map.
  • All applicable taxes as pre the government rules and regulations.
  • All organizational requirements.

What is not included?

  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days).
  • Your international flight to and from Nepal.
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation if needed whilst trekking).
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, internet/e-mail, etc.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guide, porter, driver.

Info

Note

All the conditions stated in the itinerary are intented to applicable only for the visitors prefering full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement.

 

Note

All conditions stated in the itinerary are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.

Trip Price

US $ 1,400 per person

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Quick Fact of the Trip

  • Trip Duration : 24 days
  • Best Season : Spring to early summer & Autumn
  • Country : Nepal
  • Min Altitude : 540meter
  • Max Altitude : 5219meter
  • Trip starts : Kathmandu
  • Trip ends : Kathmandu
  • Group size : Min – 2