(Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in a trans-Himalayan region of Gorkha, Nepal)
The Tsum Valley trek offers a unique experience as it acquaintances with Tibetan Plateau, natural beauty and its pristine culture. The word ‘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. Tsum Valley takes you into the majestic surroundings of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges. The Local People are mostly of Tibetan origin and seek a unique dialect. Trails are strewn with artistic Chortens, Monasteries and lined with Mane 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 mountains there. 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. The lifestyle of the people in this region is a unique rural life which is different from people in other parts. As a result, the unique culture of this valley has remained intact.
Outline Itinerary (Manaslu & Tsum Valley Trek)
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative.
Day 02 : Kathmandu to Soti Khola (720m) Drive – Duration: 7 hrs.
Day 03 : Trek to Machha Khola (930m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs.
Day 04 : Trek to Jagat (1,400m) walk – Duration: 6/30 hrs.
Day 05 : Trek to Lokpa (2,100m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs.
Day 06 : Trek to Chumling (Lower Tsum – 2,361m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs.
Day 07 : Trek to Chhekampar (Upper Tsum – 3,010m) walk – Duration: 5/30 hrs.
Day 08 : Trek Rachen Gompa (3,210m) walk – Duration: 5/30 hrs.
Day 09 : Trek Mu Gompa (3,700m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs.
Day 10 : Trek to Chhekampar via Chhule Nile (3,361m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs.
Day 11 : Trek to Lokpa (2,100m) walk – Duration: 6-7 hrs.
Day 12 : Trek to Deng (1865m) walk – Duration: 6/30 hrs.
Day 13 : Trek to Ghap (2165m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs.
Day 14 : Trek to Lho (3180m) walk – Duration; 4 -5 hrs.
Day 15 : Trek to Sama Gaon (3525m) walk – Duration: 4/30 hrs.
Day 16 : Rest day at Sama Gaon for acclimatization
Day 17 : Trek to Samdo (3850m) walk – Duration: 4 hrs.
Day 18 : Trek Dharamsala High Camp (Larkya Phedi – 4460m) walk – Duration: 4 hrs.
Day 19 : Trek to Bhimthang (3590m), 5-6 hrs, after crossing Larkya La Pass (5,21m)
Day 20 : Trek to Dharapani (1860m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs.
Day 21 : Dharapani to Kathmandu drive – Duration: 8-9 hrs.
Day 22 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination.
Itinerary can be make increase or decrease according to yours holidays in Nepal.
After this Manaslu & Tsum Valley Trek if you are interested for other activities like Sightseeing, Jungle Safari, Rafting, or more hiking in other region’s we can organize as yours desire.
Note: We would like to inform and assure you that we always follow the itinerary program but we might have to compel to change the itinerary due to bad weather, route condition and in any other unexpected situation compel in the field. We seek to request maximum flexibility for your safety while you are travelling in the Himalaya. There are also many other optional routes and programs which can be customized based on your interest. The cost will vary for the customized program. Please feel free to contact us for customized program.