Tsum Valley Trek


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You need to be in average physical condition, able to walk up to a maximum of 5 hours a day on unpaved trails and track.

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Tsum Valley Trek leads you to breathtaking adventure within time forgotten remote and isolated villages around high scenic Tsum Valley, which means valley of happiness from the old Tibetan languages “Beyul Kyimolung”. Where you can join in this magnificent adventure to witness ancient monasteries and villages steeped with culture and colorful custom within new and fresh Himalayan destination on the hidden areas of North Mid-West Nepal.

Tsum Valley Trek, where few western travelers have ventured so far since it was opened past few decades, adventure to Tsum Valley certainly delights your curiosity on this mysterious country, which was lost to the outside world for hundreds of years. This will be your exciting and thrilling adventure in perfect tranquility of sheer wilderness hidden behind massive mountains of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal and walking into sleepy villages, where native often see trekkers passing their villages.

Enjoying marvelous time around Tsum Valley trekking where walks lead back on the same route allowing you to marvel more beautiful areas of Tsum and then into low warm farmland to reach a road-head for the drive to Kathmandu.

What to expect on Tsum Valley Trek?

Into virgin country where outside world unaware of this hidden and beautiful Shangri-la Tsum the valley of happiness, where walk leads you ups and down following the Buri-Gandaki River for few days, on the same trail of Manaslu Circuit then heading into absolute wilderness of mountains and time forgotten villages of Tsum and its old impressive monasteries of great interest. The walk leads you facing amazing scenery of unique landscapes and mountains of high Manaslu and Ganesh Himal.

Places and Culture of interest:

Delightful and exciting walks within a tranquil environment explore rural farm villages interwoven with Tibetan Buddhism known as ‘Mayana or Greater Wheel’. Around hidden quaint villages Chumling, Chokhangparo, Nele with a visit of saint Milereppa meditation cave to reach at Mu Gompa at above 3,700 m.

The monasteries around Mu and Rachen of great fascination enriched with ancient artifacts and images of Buddha and other high saints, with the colorful interior religious painting called ‘Thanka’ where you feel totally out of this world.

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, meet our staff then transfer you to respective hotels around Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed from jet lag, our guide/leader will brief on Tsum Valley Trek including hotels, lodge on the route with evening welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese environment.

Meal

Dinner

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

Starting this wonderful journey around Manaslu Himal area with morning drive on the main road for few hours, and then over Trisuli River to reach at Dhading Besi, a hill town, from here on the dirt / rough road to Arughat Bazaar.
From here transfer to another vehicle taking a rough drive on dirt road to Soti Khola passing several villages and farm areas, with views of Mt. Manaslu driving ups and downs till Soti Khola is reached for overnight stop.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

600m

From this village, the first-day walk starts on a good trail following Buri Gandaki River, passing farmland and villages, and then crossing a bridge over Nuali Khola with nice views of waterfalls. The walk leads on neat stone steps with another bridge to cross to reach Machha-Khola for an overnight stop, this village named as Machha- Khola which means a Fish streams.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

930 m

Morning walk follows Buri-Gandaki River upstream, to Khorla Beshi a small farm village from here on winding trail to Tatopani “Hot Spring”. At Tatopani time permitting enjoy the refreshing hot bathe, after a fine stop walk carries on passing Dovan and Yaruphant villages, following Buri Gandaki River to Jagat village after crossing a short suspension bridge. Jagat a nice village with the lodge, shops, and stores that make this village important for travelers to stop for overnight.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

1,410 m

From Jagat continue to walk to a higher area still following Buri Gandaki River, coming across small farm village of Sidibas Bazaar, a lovely neat village with rest here a short climb and downhill to cross a suspension bridge to reach at Nagjet. From here climb up to Philim, this is quite a large village with scattered farmhouses, after Philim trek onwards through farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then climb a rocky ridgetop into bamboo forest to our overnight stop at Dyang village.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

1,800 m

At Dyang ending Manaslu route, from here onward on the hidden trail to Tsum mystical valley as the walk enters narrow gorge. The journey continues with an hour uphill into rhododendron and pine tree forest reaching a small village at Lokpa. After a short break, walk leads to cross a bridge over Lungwa Khola and then on the path towards Chumling village for an overnight stop, the first day at Tsum Valley area.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,386 m

From here feel the clean fresh mountain air as the altitude gains slowly, reaching around Tsum area with views of snowcapped mountains and landscape similar to Tibetan windswept plateau.
Morning trek leads downhill to cross a suspension bridge and then to Smatiking Khola, overlooking fantastic views of Ganesh Himal (Yangra) at 7,422 m, a slow and steady walk reaches our overnight stop at Chokhangparo village.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,010 m

After a pleasant overnight at Chokangparo walk leads to upper Tsum area at Nile (Ne-lay), on the open valley into a dry and arid country, with few surviving trees of juniper and pines. Continue to walk uphill with views of Ganesh and Manaslu Himal range, after a good walk reaching at the Nile with a visit of 11th century Saint Milarepa meditation Cave, who was a poet, singer and a tantric guru his folktales and songs are still remembered by Tibetans, Nomads and farmers to this day.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,361 m

Morning walk starts towards the highest point of this trek at Mu Gomba our main destination, climb uphill in high and dry barren terrain with views of snowcapped peaks towards North, East, and West, after a good day walk reaching at Mu Gomba for an overnight stop.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,700 m

A leisure or the free day at Mu Gomba for local exploration around villages and to interact with the locals, people of Tsum hardly see western trekking visiting this area, tour of old Mu Gomba which houses antique scrolls, statue, and relics. This is one of the most famed and important monasteries of Tsum and Manaslu region.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,700 m

After an enjoyable time in high Tsum area and at Mu Gomba return journey leads to another interesting monastery of Rachen Gomba. Walk on gradual path, with short climbs and downhill enjoying the views of the mountain range and passing cattle herder’s shades and finally at Rachen Gomba for an overnight stop, here visit the old monastery of Rachen.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,240 m

Today last day around Tsum valley area, morning walk descends to Chumling village, on the same earlier route passing farmhouses and back into woodlands of rich vegetation. After a downhill walk of 5-6 hours reaching at Chumling village for last overnight stop in Tsum area.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,386 m

Morning walk leads to a descent through a gorge and then climb to Ekalai Bhatti or Dyang and towards Buri Gandaki River, after a steep climb to the ridge top, heading downhill passing many farm villages and farm fields and then back into thick forest as the walk leads further down to Philim village for an overnight stop.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

1,590 m

From Philim onward, using the same route to Soti-Khola with long descend on stone steps to Buri-Gandaki River, after hours of good walk reaching hot spring of Tatopani for an overnight stop, with time for the refreshing bath in the hot spring.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

13,50 m

After a nice refreshing time at Tatopani, retracing journey back to Soti-Khola passing many farm villages and past Machh-Khola and the follow raging Buri Gandaki to Soti-Khola for an overnight stop.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

730 m

Morning drive back to Kathmandu leading past Buri Gandaki reaching at Dhadingbesi and towards Trisuli River, after Trisuli River on the main busy highway to Kathmandu for another 3-4 hours to Kathmandu, at Kathmandu transfer to your hotels with afternoon free.

Meal

Breakfast and Lunch

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1,400 m

A free and leisure day in Kathmandu for individual activities or shopping, interested people can join in for interesting sightseeing tours around Kathmandu-Bhaktapur and Patan cities, as these city steeped with historical and World Heritage Sites.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

Last day in Nepal and its great Himalaya, after a wonderful experience on Tsum Valley trekking, as per your flight time our staff transfer you to the airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1,400 m

What is Included ?

    • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
    • Three Star (Tourist Standard) hotel in Kathmandu with bed / breakfast basis.
    • A guide who can speak English and government licensed.
    • Porter (2 clients: 1 porter).
    • Food in Trekking (B-L-D).
    • Lodge accommodation during trekking.
    • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) card.
    • pplicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) and Manaslu or Annapurna Area Conservation and Special Permit for Manaslu Area.
    • Transportation on Private Vehicle before and after trek with trips briefing with full information and reconfirmation of your international air tickets also.
    • Welcome or Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.

What is Excluded?

    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
    • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
    • Tips for guide and porter.
    • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you. We also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.

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17
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Hard
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