Tsum Valley Trek (14 days trek + 3 nights in Kathmandu)

Tsum Valley Trek (14 days trek + 3 nights in Kathmandu)

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Camping/Lodge

Grade

Strenuous

Altitude

5,390 m

Transportation

Land

Group Size

1+

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Tsum Valley is referred to as ‘Beyul Kyimolung’ , or the ‘holy hidden valley of happiness’. Tsum Valley is a sacred land where Buddhist saint Milarewa meditated and it is part of Kyimu Lung pilgrimage circuit.

Those wishing to visit Tsum Valley must undergo long and adventurous pilgrimage. A major attraction of Tsum Valley trek include visit to three ancient Buddhist monasteries - Shringi Gompa in Bihi and Mu and Rachen Gompas in Chhekampar . Trekkers will be able to catch beautiful views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Baudha Himal, Sringi Himal and Rupinala from different points along the trek.

The cultural and natural biodiversity of Tsum Valley and the entire Manaslu region has been well preserved under Manaslu conservation area project . The area is home to rich biological species such as Snow leopard, Musk deer, Blue sheep, Snow partridge, Tibetan snowcock and Chukor partridge.

Tsum Valley is referred to as ‘Beyul Kyimolung’ , or the ‘holy hidden valley of happiness’. Tsum Valley is a sacred land where Buddhist saint Milarewa meditated and it is part of Kyimu Lung pilgrimage circuit.

Those wishing to visit Tsum Valley must undergo long and adventurous pilgrimage. A major attraction of Tsum Valley trek include visit to three ancient Buddhist monasteries - Shringi Gompa in Bihi and Mu and Rachen Gompas in Chhekampar . Trekkers will be able to catch beautiful views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Baudha Himal, Sringi Himal and Rupinala from different points along the trek.

The cultural and natural biodiversity of Tsum Valley and the entire Manaslu region has been well preserved under Manaslu conservation area project . The area is home to rich biological species such as Snow leopard, Musk deer, Blue sheep, Snow partridge, Tibetan snowcock and Chukor partridge.

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Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

On your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be greeted with flower garlands/Khadas. Our representative will then take you to your hotel. If time prevails, you will visit office for paperwork. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel

Today, you will visit popular world heritage monuments in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath, and Pashupatinath. Alternatively, you can also choose Bhakatapur and Patan sightseeing.  By late afternoon, you will drive back to your hotel. Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
700

It is a beautiful picturesque journey passing through green hill, flowing stream, farming terraces, villages, small market and mountain views at far distance. Leaving Tari Besi continue to Soti Khola by graveled road passing through Arughat Bazaar. Arughat  is an old market situated at the bank of Budhi Gandaki River. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
970

The trail follows Budi Gandaki, passing by Lapubesi and Nyauli Khola. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1340

The trek is a gradual uphill to Tatopani and then to Yaru via Dovan. Cross a cantilever bridge to arrive at Jagat, which is a checkpoint and an entrance to Manaslu conservation area. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
2240

The trail follows a cliff to Salleri passing through beautiful villages such as Ghattekhola, Sirdibas on the way. Cross a long metal bridge and then reach Philim, which is second district headquarters of Gorkha district. Lunch will be served in Chisopani (Eklebhatti). After lunch we continue trek for one hour to reach Gampu which is a junction for Manaslu and Tsum Valley.  Another 45 minutes climb up to Lokpa which is surrounded by forests. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
2368

After breakfast we go downhill for 20 minutes and then escend through a cantilever path carved against cliff. Enjoy beautiful views of Ganesh Himal range from Chumling. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3031

The trail ahead is horizontal till Kwo and thereafter it is a steep uphill climb all the way to Chhoking Paro. On your right is Ganesh Himal and Rubinala on your behind. There is a monastery you can visit in the old village of Chhoking Paro. Beautiful views of Ganesh Himal, Baudha Himal and Rubinala peaks are visible from the village. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3361

You will make a gradually upward trek to Lama Gaon for one hour taking in great views of Ganesh Himal range. Visit Milarepa meditation cave and observe his footprint in Lama Gaon. Lunch and dinner in Nile. In your free time you can visit the local monastery. Stay overnight at lodge.

After breakfast you will trek for 2 hrs to reach Mu Gompa (3700m), which is an old, big monastery. It is only a day journey to Tibet from Mu Gompa on a horse ride. The views of Ganesh Himal and peaks of Tibet are also seen from the monastery. Another 45 minutes trek will take you to Ani Gompa where only nuns live. After enjoying the view and learning about the monasteries, we come back to Mu Gumba for lunch and then return to Nile. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
3031

Along the way, you will pass through the villages of Pangdung, and Thorche and arrive at Lar. Lar is home to Rachen Gumpa,the biggest monastery in Gorkha district and a good lunch spot. Rachen Gompa is occasionally visited by reincarnated Lamas. Later we descend with constant views of Rupinala and Ganesh Himal to Chhokang Paro. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
2240

Today is an easy trek down to Dumje through forest path and cross the river to reach Ripchet. Lunch will be at Ripchet and afterwards climb down to Lokpa. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1340

We return to Jagat via Philim. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
869

Trek from Jagat to Macchakhola (869m) takes about 6 hrs.

The trek from Jagat to Macchakhola is an easy downhill trek. En route you will see waterfall, scenic villages before crossing a cliff on a cantilever ledge. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
breakfast?lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
700

This is the last day of our trek. We will make an easy downhill trek to Sotikhola via Laphubeshi. After stopping in Liding for lunch we will walk one and a half hours hike to Sotikhola. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1400

After breakfast you start today’s journey back to Kathmandu. Cherish great views of green hills, rivers, villages and forests along the way. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer from your hotel to the airport for your final departure.

What Is Included ?

a) Kathmandu

b) Trekking

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 3 night hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • One day city sightseeing with an English speaking tour guide and private vehicle
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenirs
  • One trekking guide (if there are 10 or more participants, we will provide 2 trekking guides)
  • One porter for every 2 trekking participants (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • Special trekking permit for Tsum Valley 
  • Entry permits for Manaslu Conservation Area 
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) 
  • Accommodation in tea houses (lodges) during the trek
  • Trekking equipment: Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, trekking poles, etc. 
  • All land transportation before and after the trek by public bus

    Note: If you wish to travel by private jeep before and after the trek, then it costs US$380 extra for one jeep. One jeep can carry 7 people.
  • Insurance and equipment for the guides and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Tax, VAT and our service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for involved staffs 
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu 
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary)

Tsum Valley Trek (14 days trek + 3 nights in Kathmandu) Altitude Profile

Additional Information

Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor.  Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking. 

General Items:
Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)

Clothing Items:
Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff   

Sun-worn Items:
Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm

Gadgets:
Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),  

Liquid/Snacks:
Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks

Medical Essentials:
First Aid Kit 

Optional:
Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc 

Additional items for camping trek:
Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses

Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price. 

Client Reviews

Vladimir R. Kirill I. Anastasia R.

Russia

30th Jun, 2022

Comforatble & Memorable...   Thank you very very much for such an organization of the trekking!!! Everything was really perfect.We had the best guide (Ram).      


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