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Tsum Valley Trek - 19 Days

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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.


Outline Itinerary (Tsum Valley Trek)
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative
Day 02 : Kathmandu to Arughat (600m) drive – Duration:  7 hrs
Day 03 : Arughat to Soti Khola (700m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 04 : Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (870m) walk – Duration: 6.5 hrs
Day 05 : Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m) walk – Duration: 6.5 hrs
Day 06 : Jagat to Chisopani (1660m) walk – Duration: 5.5 hrs
Day 07 : Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 08 : Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 09 : Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 10 : Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m) walk – Duration: 4 hrs
Day 11 : Rest day at Mu Gompa for acclimatization
Day 12 : Mu Gompa to Burgi Village via Milarepa Cave walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 13 : Burgi village – Chumling (2,386m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 14 : Chumling to Philim (1,570m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 15 : Philim to Khorlabesi (970m) walk – Duration: 6.5 hrs
Day 16 : Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 17 : Soti Khola to Arughat walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 18 : Arughat to Kathmandu drive – Duration: 7 hrs
Day 19 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination


Itinerary can be make increase or decrease according to yours holidays in Nepal.
After this 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.

GROUP TRIPS

Start Date End Date Status Cost
Guaranteed From € 1,550

Day 1
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative

Day 2
Day 02 : Kathmandu to Arughat (600m) drive - Duration: 7 hrs

A 7-8 hour’s drive from Kathmandu into the western mountains takes us to Arughat via Dhadingbesi, headquarter of the Dhading district. Through the dirt road from Dhadingbesi viewing the greenery hills we reach Arughat, our trek start point. Arughat is a major town in the region and is divided in two parts with the Budhi Gandaki river flowing between them. Overnight at Arughat.

Day 3
Day 03 : Arughat to Soti Khola (700m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

We cross the bridge over Budhi Gandaki and begin our trek from the western part of Arughat., we follow the stone-paved street north through the bazaar. We pass through the hydro- electric power plant, fields of rice and millet to Mangaltar, and through forests we arrive at Shanti Bazar. The trail to Budhi Gandaki valley now becomes steeper and the trek more difficult as we cross the Arkhet Khola on a suspension bridge, passing the shops of Arkhet Bazar. Descend to a high, cascading waterfall making a long steep slog up a ridge to Kuerepani. Then from here the trail descends to Soti Khola. Overnight stay at the campsite at Soti Khola.

Day 4
Day 04 : Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (870m) walk - Duration: 6.5 hrs

Cross the bridge and trek through the beautiful Sal forests, then climb onto a ridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. The rocky trail then weaves its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. It eventually makes its way down and past a few rice terraces, then up and around to the Gurung village of Labubesi. Climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens and the Budhi Gandaki meanders among wide gravel bars. Drop to the sandy river bed and walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. Head down again to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village.

Day 5
Day 05 : Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m) walk - Duration: 6.5 hrs

The narrow trail makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola, flowing in a rocky ravine, then reaches Khorlabesi. After a few more ups & downs there is a small trailside hotspring, from where we reach to Tatopani. From the Hot spring we climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. Climb on a wide, well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Dobhan Khola, the trail climbs on a rugged trail to Duman. Ascending up again to the Budhi Gandaki, we reach at Yaru Khola. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Cross to the west bank of the budhi gandaki, climb over a ridge, and trek along the river then climb towards the village of Jagat.

Day 6
Day 06 : Jagat to Chisopani (1660m) walk - Duration: 5.5 hrs

After completing with the ACAP procedure, we climb over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. Continue upstream to a long simple hanging bridge. Climb up to Philim, a large gurung village. Philim valley is well known for Japanese made school and police station. Walk past Philim to the north across a forest with the views of the narrowing valley we reach Chisopani.

Day 7
Day 07 : Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

After Ekle Bhatti cross the gorge and half an hour walk in the right side we get to see the big and beautiful waterfall and enter the pine tree forests. Descend down to trail going to the Tsum Valley. Climb through pine and rhododendron forests. Enjoy the views of Himalchuli mountains at 7893m and Boudha Himal from Lokpa, a small beautiful village. Pass Lokpa, descend half an hour towards Lungwa khola and climbing jick jack difficult trail further two hours north through pines and rhododendrons we reach Gumlung. Crossing the Siyar Khola, finally arrive at Chumling, from where we can view Shringi Himal. Visit the old Chumling gompa, and the stone streets of the village.

Day 8
Day 08 : Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m) walk - Duration: 5 hrs

Cross the suspension bridge onto the opposite bank. Enjoy the great views of Ganesh Himal. Walk past Rainjam to Serpu Khola crossing another bridge we arrive at the Gho Village. Another continues 2 hours climb to Tsum takes us to the village of Chhokangparo. Weather permitting; enjoy the views of Himalchuli at 7893 meters and Ganesh Himal at7140m. Overnight at Chokhangparo.

Day 9
Day 09 : Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

While climbing above Chokhangparo, better to be careful of altitude problems. Walk past Lamagaon crossing rope suspension bridge to the Rachen Gompa, which is also well known as Nunnery Gompa too. We make a small visit and then we cross the Shiar Khola. Continue walking through the well managed villages Lar (micro hydro power), Phurbe and Pangdun. Leaving old historic Stupa of Bhudda in a way crossing the village of Chhule, climb upstream and cross the bridge to finally arrive at Nile. If you consider we can make your visit to a famous monastery of Chhule which is located in the top of area.

Day 10
Day 10 : Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m) walk - Duration: 4 hrs

We are now almost close to the Tibetan border. Walk to the west bank of the valley through the Tibetan landscapes. Climb up to the Mu Gompa. We also visit the monastery. Then after, we make a visit to the Dhephu Doma Gompa.

Day 11
Day 11 : Rest day at Mu Gompa for acclimatization

Day 12
Day 12 : Mu Gompa to Burgi Village via Milarepa Cave walk - Duration: 6 hrs

Day 13
Day 13 : Burgi village - Chumling (2,386m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

Day 14
Day 14 : Chumling to Philim (1,570m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

Day 15
Day 15 : Philim to Khorlabesi (970m) walk - Duration: 6.5 hrs

Day 16
Day 16 : Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m) walk - Duration: 6 hrs

Day 17
Day 17 : Soti Khola to Arughat walk - Duration: 5 hrs

Day 18
Day 18 : Arughat to Kathmandu drive - Duration: 7 hrs

Day 19
Day 19 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination

SERVICES: PROVIDED BY COMPANY

  • Airport picks up and drops off, upon arrival and departure in Kathmandu
  • 2Night's accommodation at Green Boutique Hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • All ground transportation by A/C Private Vehicles (Kathmandu - Arughat to Kathmandu)
  • Fluent English Speaking and well clarifying Mountain Guide
  • Assistant guide in need if the group size exceeds more than 4 persons
  • Porters for carrying luggage, 20 Kgs – 25Kgs (1 porter 2 guest’s)
  • Staff salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and accommodation
  • Standard & comfortable Guesthouse/Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Food during the trek (full board with tea/coffee and seasonal fresh fruits)
  • Restricted Area Special permit, Annapurna Conservation with Trekking TIMS card
  • First Aid kits for the staffs and the groups
  • Farewell dinner during the last day of departure

SERVICES: NOT PROVIDED BY COMPANY (Personal)

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and 2 passport size photos)
  • Extra night accommodation, if required (in Kathmandu)
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery charge, wifi, boiled water and shower
  • Travel insurance (for helicopter evacuation during trekking in need
  • Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslide, political disturbance and strikes
  • Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek
  • Items and expenses of personal nature
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for guide, porters

Tsum Valley Trek – 19 Days: (Accommodation: Guesthouse/Lodge)

(All rates are in Euro)
PRICING FOR GROUP SIZE BASIS:
All inclusive Trek Cost for 1 Person: Eur 1550
All inclusive Trek Cost for 2-4 person basis : Eur 1450 per person
All inclusive Trek Cost for 5-7 person basis : Eur 1400 per person
All inclusive Trek Cost for +8 person basis : Eur 1350 per person

ADDITIONAL TRIP EXTENSION OPTION:

The trip can be extend based on your holiday duration in Nepal. Special Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Mountain Flight might be your best choice before or after the trip. As well as following programs also can be extend as additional trips from Kathmandu.

RECOMMENDED GEAR LISTS:
CLOTHING:
Warm jacket (down jacket, if possible)
Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
Thermal underwear
Hat or Cap, pair of gloves and scarf
Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
Shorts and trousers, or skirt
2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
Proper hiking boots
Running shoes and flip-flops
2-3 t-shirts
Underwear
Light and expedition weight thermal bottom
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Sun Glasses


During winter season, additional clothing’s may include:
The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
Snow gaiters


TREKKING GEARS:
Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
Map of the trekking route,
Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
Sleeping bag and silk liner
Miscellaneous


TOILETRIES:
A small light weight and quick drying towel
Bar of soap
Sunscreen (SPF +20)
Earplugs
Insect repellants (for lower elevations)
First aid kid
Water purification tables or a water filter
Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 4,000 m elevations)
Toilet paper


OPTIONAL ITEMS:
Camera, battery etc
Books/magazines
Trekking poles
GPS unit
Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Day pack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles (2 bottles recommended)
Sewing/repair kit
Pocket knife
Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

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Tsum Valley Trek
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Trip Facts

  • 19 Days
  • Easy/Moderate
  • 3700 Meter
  • September - December & February – May
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • A/C Private Vehicle
  • Guesthouse/Lodge

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