Tsum Valley Trekking

Code: NPL-TRK-MTVT
19 Days 18 Night
  • tsum2

Description

Discover the secret Tibetan Buddhist land lying at the edge of one of the most secluded Himalayan valleys. Tsum Valley is one of world’s remotest Himalayan Valleys which was also a restricted region until recently. The trek to Tsum Valley takes you into the majestic surroundings of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges. The region once being part of Tibet looks completely different from what you will find elsewhere.

The people of Tsum Valley or the Tsumbas belong to Tibetan origin with their own ancient form of dialect, art, culture and religion. Very few adventure travelers have made it to this high and mysterious valley, which used to be an important trade link with Tibet. In the initial days, we trek the route of Manaslu Trek or the Manaslu Circuit Trek. The Tsum Valley lies on the northern part of Manaslu and used to be a restricted area until 2008.

The region is still less exposed in comparison to other touristy areas, with relatively virgin and less beaten paths in comparison to the more popular.The trek start and end point is Arughat, a seven hours drive from Kathmandu. The first half of the trek ascends the Budhi Gandaki Valley on good paths through a mix of dense forest, terraced fields and hill villages.

As we leave the main Manaslu Trail for the Tsum valley, suddenly we get a feeling of entering truly into the hidden valley. While on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people. Pass the lower Buri Gandaki regions of Liding, Machhakhola, Jagat and Philim. We also visit the ancient Gombas of the region such as: Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa, Dephyudonma Gompa.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION TIA Kathmandu
DIFFICULTY LEVEL Medium
HIGHEST ALTITUDE 3710 m
COST INCLUDES
  • All accommodation in 3 star ( By Nepalese standard) hotels in cities- twin sharing rooms
  •  All Ground transportation
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
  • Full board meal 3 times a day during the trekking and 3 cups of tea / Coffee
  • Govt. trained guide and necessary no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
  •  One cultural show and dinner
  • National park entry fees and TIMS permit card
COST EXCLUDES
  • International Flight, Airport tax and Nepal Visa fee
  • Major meals in Cities
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea / coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears, sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • Cost raised by flight cancelation, emergency rescue charges , landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control

Important Note: Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Epic Adventures. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Itinerary

1

Day 1: Arrival

Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4,264 ft

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Day 2

Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

3

Day 3

Drive Kathmandu to Arughat (600m/1,968ft) 7-8 hours drive

4

Day 4

Arughat to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 5-6 hours

5

Day 5

Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (870m/2,952ft): 6-7 hours

6

Day 6

Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m/7676ft): 6-7 hours

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Day 7

Jagat to Chisopani (1660m/5,445ft): 4-5 hours

8

Day 8

Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m/7,827ft): 6 – 7 hours

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Day 9

Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m/9,903ft): 4-5 hours

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Day 10

Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m/11,058ft): 5-6 hours

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Day 11

Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m/12,174ft): 3 hours

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Day 12

Mu Gompa, sightseeing

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Day 13

Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (3,245m/10644ft) via Milarepa cave: 5 hours

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Day 14

Burgi village -Chumling (2,386/7,827ft): 5-6 hour

15

Day 15

Chumling to Philim (1,570m/5,103ft): 6-7 hours

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Day 16

Philim to Khorlabesi(970m/3182ft: 6-7 hours

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Day 17

Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 6-7 hours

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Day 18

Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu (600m/1,968ft)

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Day 19 : Departure

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