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.

On your arrival in Kathmandu a designated individual will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport. Then you will be transferred to your hotel where you spend overnight.

 

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

Today after breakfast we go sightseeing and explore around Kathmandu Valley. These include various UNESCO world heritage sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, and many more. In the afternoon you will be briefed about the itinerary planned ahead to make necessary preparations.

 

Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola (720 meters) via Aarughat

The drive to Aarughat takes about 6-7 hrs from Kathmandu. The scenic drive involves various roadside villages before crossing the Ankhu Khola and reach Aarughat in Dhading. From here we drive up west further for 3 hours to reach Soti Khola. We spend overnight at Soti Khola in a guesthouse.

 

Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (930 meters)

We start our trek early in the morning through a Sal forest. The trail leads along the side of cliffs before descending and then ascending to Labubesi village. We cross Nauli Khola via a suspension bridge and follow along the banks of the river to reach Machha Khola. After 6 hours of walk we spend overnight at a local lodge.

 

Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1,400 meters)

Today we cross the Machha Khola and head towards the Khorlabeshi village. On the 7 Hours walk we come across a hot spring as well as local tea shops before reaching Jagat village. We spend overnight at Jagat village at a local guesthouse.

 

Day 06: Trek to Lokpa (2,100 meters)

After breakfast we follow an uphill trail that crosses over Budhi Gandaki river via suspension bridge. The 6-hour trek leads to Philim village before ascending uphill to Ekle Bhatti and finally reaching Lokpa village where we spend overnight at a guesthouse.

 

Day 07: Trek to Chumling (Lower Tsum - 2,361 meters)

The trek continues from Lokpa in an ascending route. Along the way there are many monasteries and Gompas before reaching Chumling village. We spend overnight at a local guesthouse.

 

Day 08: Trek to Chhekampar (Upper Tsum - 3,010 meters)

Today we follow a trail into a forest inhabited by white-faced langurs. We continue the trek to Tanju and small Damphe Gompa. The trail ascends to Upper Tsum Valley before reaching Chhekampar village made up of Chhokang and Paro village. We spend overnight here at a guesthouse.

 

Day 09: Trek Rachen Gompa (3,210 meters)

Today we start our trek early in the morning after breakfast. It takes us 4 to 5 hours walk to reach Rachen Gompa. Along the way we also visit Milarepa Piren Phu cave. We spend overnight in Rachen Gompa at a guesthouse.  

 

Day 10: Trek Mu Gompa (3,700 meters)

We continue our trek to Mu Gompa which takes us around 3 hours. Along the way to Mu Gompa we also visit Dhephyudonma Gompa. We spend overnight at a local guesthouse near Mu Gompa.

 

Day 11: Trek to Chhekampar via Chhule Nile (3,361 meter)

The trail today descends down along the natural landscape. The 6 hours of trek takes us back to Chhekampar via Chhule Nile. We spend overnight at a guesthouse.

 

Day 12: Trek to Lokpa (2,100 meters)

The trek continues with our ascent through a rhododendron forest that opens along the ridges. The trail then descents across the Langdang Khola before reaching Ripchet village. From here the trail descents along steep stairs that follows through a forest that reaches to Lokpa village. We spend overnight at guesthouse.

 

Day 13: Trek to Deng (1865 meters)

We follow the trail down to the junction that connects to the Manaslu trail and cross over the Budhi Gandaki river. The trail goes through a bamboo forest before ascending to Deng village. We spend overnight at a guesthouse.

 

Day 14: Trek to Ghap (2165 meters)

The trek continues along the river banks of Budhi Gandaki and descends down to Bihi Phendi. We continue the trail that crosses over Serang Khola. We head northeast towards walls of carved mani stones that leads to Ghap village.

 

Day 15: Trek to Lho (3180 meters)

Today we ascend through bamboo and rhododendron forest and across a descending river via wooden bridge. The trail climbs up steeply to Namrung village. We again go through a forest and descend across the Hinang Khola. From here a steep pull leads to the ridge that connects to Lho village. We spend overnight here in a guesthouse after 7 hours of walk.

 

Day 16: Trek to Sama Gaon (3525 meters)

 The trek to Sama Gaon is about 5 hours of walk. The trail follows along the mani walls out of Lho village and drop steeply across Damonan Khola. The trail continues through Shyala village and across Numla Khola leading to Pungyen Gompa. We finally reach Sama Gaon where we spend overnight at a guesthouse.

 

Day 17: Rest day in Sama Gaon

Today is acclimatization day in Sama Gaun. We accustom ourselves to the cold weather and the high altitude for the journey ahead. In order to do this, we explore the village in the morning. We visit various Gompas and monasteries. We return back to the guesthouse to spend overnight.

 

Day 18: Trek to Samdo (3850 meters)

Today we head north following a trail through a juniper forest and cross over the Budhi Gandaki river via wooden bridge. The trail climbs up through a village that follows a zigzag yak tracks. After 4 hours of walk we finally reach Samdo village and spend overnight there.

 

Day 19: Trek Dharamsala High Camp (Larkya Phedi – 4460 meters)

We descend from the village and cross the Budhi Gandaki river. The trail heads west and gradually ascends up the Syacha Khola valley towards the Larkya Glacier beyond the Larkya La Phedi to a stone guest house called Dharamsala. We spend overnight at a local guesthouse.

 

Day 20: Trek to Bhimthang (3590 meters) after crossing Larkya La Pass (5,219 meters)

We leave Dharamsala early in the morning after breakfast. The trail follows a downhill path that takes about 6 hours to reach Bhimthang village. We spend overnight at a guesthouse.

 

Day 21: Trek to Dharapani

Today’s trek is 7 hours long as follow the trail with the excellent views of the Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Annapurna. The trail goes through Tilje village before reaching the village of Dharapani where we stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

 

Day 22: Trek to Syange

We follow an easy trail from Dharapani to Syange while overlooking the scenic views of the hilly ridges. After 6 hours of walk we reach Syange village as we spend overnight here at a local guesthouse.

 

Day 23: Drive to Kathmandu

From Dharapani we take a long scenic drive to Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu you will be transferred to your hotel. Here you can indulge in some shopping or earn some well-deserved rest.

 

Day 24: Transfer to airport, departure back home.

This will be the day you bid farewell to Nepal after your life long memorable and awe-inspiring trip. Our representatives will help you to the airport.

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 $ 1,590 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

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