Tsum Valley Trek

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Tsum Valley Trek
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Trip Cost
$ 1455 USD (Per Person)
Group discount
No of people Price P.P
2-5 US$ 1975
6-9 US$ 1755
10+ US$ 1565

Destination: Nepal

Trip Duration: 21 Days

Grade: Moderate

Min Pax:2 pax.

Trip Type: Lodge to Lodge Trek

Altitude: 3700m

Accommondation: Lodge to lodge

Transport:Private Vehicle

Start From: Kathmandu

End: Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Best Season: Mar- Jun Sep- Nov.

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Tsum Valley Trek - Tsum Valley Trekking Package - Himalayan Asia Treks

Tsum Vallley Trek is one of the famous trekking package in Nepal among new open routes. Tsum Valley Trekking Package is drained by the Shear Khola, which originates from the western glacier of Ganesh Himal and east and southern glaciers of Sringi Himal and meets the Budhi Gandaki at Nyak.The Tsum Valley is located in northern part of Gorkha district. In Tsum valley in 8th century, Buddhist saint Padmasambhava come and create beyuls as a refuges for people fleeing from the adverse effects of war, famine or religious persecution.  The Tsum valley was opened in 2002 AD. Nowadays it is becoming more popular trekking. Tsum valley trek goes to the sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in the trans-Himalayan region behind Mt. Manaslu and set against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal (7,422m), Sringi HImal (7,187m) and Buddha Himal (6,672m). Tsum comes from the Tibetan word “Tsombo”, which means vivid. Its natural beauty and richness in Tibetan art, culture and religion make it a unique and vivid destination, as its name implies. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin and speak a unique dialect. Tsum Valley Trek trails are strewn with artistic Chortens and lined with mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with deities and prayers. Tsum Valley Trek has a long history of Buddhism. Tsum Valley was a restricted area until it was opened for trekking in 2008 and there is a little information available on the area.

Tsum Valley Trek is uniquely rich in wildlife, especially the Himalayan Thar and Blue Sheep which congregates in herds of 50 to 200. Hunting, fishing is not permitted in the Tsum Valley. The  Tsum valley also boasts some unique and historic monasteries, including Rachen Gumba and Mu Gumba, which lie on a pretty plateau nestled in the lap of the valley, and Gumba Lungdang, situated at the base of a conical hill against the main slope of Ganesh Himal.

The Tsum Valley Region is still less exposed in comparison to other tourist areas, with relatively virgin and less beaten paths in comparison to the more popular regions. The Tsum people have their own way of family life, which may be quite surprising for many outsiders. All the brothers in the family are married to a single girl, what you may call a practice of polyandry. Compared with other areas, The Tsum Valley and Manaslu area is full of imminent mountains, passes, deep gorges, hamlets, gompas, chortens, and mani walls.Tsum Valley is one of the most beautiful place for Trekking in Nepal. In here, you will found Tibetan culture and life style of local people with breath taking view of mountain and himalayas in Tsum Valley Trekking Package.

Note: If you are not satisfied with this itinerary and other detail, please Contact Us to make itinerary and other detail as per your need.

Highlights

    • Explore of Kathmandu City. 
    • Experienced of unspoiled nature.
    • Experienced pure traditional Tibetans culture and life style.
    • Friendly villagers.
    • Magnificant view of the Singi Himal, Ganesh Himal and Boudha Himal.
    • Visit different monastery and Mu Gompa. 
    • Visit Milarepa cave.

Brief Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival.

Day 02:Trek preparation and Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Day 03:Drive to Arughat (530m - 6hrs).

Day 04:Trek to Sotikhola (730m - 5hrs).

Day 05:Trek to Machhakhola (825m - 5hrs).

Day 06:Trek to Jagat (13330m - 6 hrs).

Day 07:Trek to Lokpa (2240m - 6hrs).

Day 08:Trek to Chumling (2600m - 4 hrs).

Day 09:Trek to Chhokangparo (3010m - 6 hrs).

Day 10:Trek to Rachen Gompa.(3300m - 6hrs).

Day 11:Rachen Gompa through Nile (3361m.) to Mu Gompa (3700m - 6hrs)

Day 12:Mu Gompa.

Day 13:Trek from Mu Gumpa to Rainjam (2600m.) Via Chhule (3347m - 6hrs).

Day 14:Trek to Gomba Lungdang (3200m. - 5hrs)

Day 15:Trek to through Rainjam(2600m) to Ripchet(2470m - 6hrs).

Day 16:Trek to Philim via Lokpa (1700m - 6hrs).

Day 17:Trek to Khorlabeshi (930m - 6hrs).

Day 18:Trek to Soti Khola (730m - 6hrs).

Day 19:Trek to Arughat (570m - 5hrs)

Day 20:Drive to Kathmandu and dinner with cultural program.

Day 21:Departure.

What's Includes

    • Accommodation on BB basis in Kathmandu in best three star hotel on twin or double sharing basis.
    • Ground transportation (Airport pick up and drop,Kathmandu-Arughat and Arughat-Kathmandu and sightseeing by private).
    • Entrance fees in entrance fees in Kathmandu sightseeing place.
    • Three times meals at trekking route.
    • Accommodation in Tea house or lodge in trekking route.
    • Government licensed English speaking guide.
    • Porter (one porter for two person and carry 20 kg.
    • All necessary paper work like Permit and TIMS card (Trekkers information management system).
    • Special permit fee.
    • Travel and rescue arrangement.
    • Twenty four call assistance by our office representative.
    • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali restaurant.

What's not Includes

    • Meals in Kathmandu.
    • Any type of insurance.
    • Any type of flight fare.
    • Personal nature expenses like bar bills, water, tea coffee, shower, laundry, wi fi in trekking route.
    • Tips.
    • Any extra cost which is not mentioned in Cost includes column.
    • Extra day for natural calamities like flood, landslide, flight cancellation.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1Arrival. Meet by our Himalayan Asia representative in airport and transfer to the hotel. Our representative assists to check in hotel process and give short brief about program. You can take rest and fresh. You can walk in evening in Thamel (tourist hub of Kathmandu). Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2Trek preparation and Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu. After taking breakfast, our representative come in hotel and transfer to airport.
In the morning after breakfast, we introduced your trek guide / leader. It will provide an opportunity to know your guide/leader and can ask questions about treks. After discussing with trek guide/leader, we start sightseeing tour. We provide private vehicle and guide for city sightseeing tour, you have time to shopping for trekking gear.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
The Kathmandu Durbar Square is listed UNESCO and this complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between 12th and 18th Centuries, used to be the seat of ancient Malla Kings of Kathmandu. It is the place where kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages.
Kumari Temple:
Kumari temple is the residence of the living Goddess. Kumari, known as Virgin Goddess has got some specialties, she must be chosen from a typical Newari cast with nobody marks and injuries and will be replaced by another Kumari after puberty.
Kasthamandap:
Kasthamandap is believed to be constructed from the wood of a single tree in the sixteenth century. Kasthamandap is situated near to the Kumari Temple. The name Kathmandu was named after this temple.

Patan Durbar Square:
The Patan Durbar Square is made in 1600s by Mall Dynasty and the royal palace of Malla kings. It is situated in the heart of Patan City, also listed in UNESCO heritage sites.The square, consists of enchanting mélange of palace buildings, artistic courtyards and graceful pagoda temples. The former royal palace complex is the center of Patan's religious and social life and houses a museum containing an array of bronze statues and religious objects. There are three main courtyards or chowks, so named central MulChowk, SundariChowk and Keshav Narayan Chowk in the square. The SundariChowk holds in its center a masterpiece of stone architecture, the Royal bath called Tushahity.The Square also holds old Newari residential houses. There are various other temples and structures in and around Patan Durbar Square build by the Newar Community.
Overnight in Kathmandu.
Meals: breakfast.

Day 3Drive to Arughat (530m - 6hrs). In morning, after taking breakfast at hotel, your guide come to pick up . This will take 6 hours along with Kathmandu –Pokhara highway (Prithivi Highway) till Dumre and right turn from there and reach Arughat. Overnight in Arughat.
Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 4Trek to Sotikhola (730m - 5hrs). You trek over a flat leveled path along the bank of Budhi Gandaki River through mostly terraces, numerous villages, green hills, some pretty waterfalls and lush green forest. To reach Liding, the trail fluctuates uphill and downhill through forest of Sal, Chilaune and other local vegetation. Liding is a village that lies on the banks of the Budhi Gandaki. Overnight in Sotikhola.
Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 5Trek to Machhakhola (825m - 5hrs). we reckon this takes about six hours. The meandering path passes through forest, villages, streams, pretty waterfalls and green valley’s until you reach Lapu Besi. This is a village mainly occupied by Mongolian inhabitants. Now you again traverse the zigzag path to reach Machha Khola and on to Khorlabeshi. There is a small market hereabouts with a few shops and lodges. Overnight in Machhakhola.
Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 6Trek to Jagat (13330m - 6 hrs). You cross the Machha Khola [Fish Stream] and head upstream to the tiny village of Khola Bensi and the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail is quite exposed and challenging in places. After a short section of forest path you reach the single teahouse at Doban. At Lauri, you cross the river on a suspension bridge, and then climb on a high path to the fields of Jagat, where you camp. Overnight in Jagat.
Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 7Trek to Lokpa (2240m - 6hrs). The early part of trek moves gently uphill and then follows a flat leveled path. You cross a suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki before you enter Philim. Philim is a big village mainly inhabited by the Gurungs. From Philim you climb a gradual uphill stopping for lunch at Ekle Bhatti. Lokpa is the first village as you enter the Tsum valley. Overnight in Lokpa.
Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 8Trek to Chumling (2600m - 4 hrs). You take an ascending route to reach Chumling stopping for lunch along the way. Chumling is located on the south face of the Shingri Himal. This day you enjoy a pleasant visit to the Gombas of Chumling. This day is challenging as it is an ascending path that stretches on almost the entire route. Overnight in Chumling.
Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 9Trek to Chhokangparo (3010m - 6 hrs). This is a tough and long day of walking but the scenic views of the valley amply compensates for the long walk. Chhokangparo is situated on a flat land and consists of 2 settlements, Chhokang and Paro. From here you can get superb views of the Ganesh Himal range. Some households practice polyandry down here. This area is prominent for its Tibetan Buddhist heritage. Overnight in Chhokangparo.
Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 10Trek to Rachen Gompa.(3300m - 6hrs). This is a tough and long day of walking but the scenic views of the valley amply compensates for the long walk. Chhokangparo is situated on a flat land and consists of 2 settlements, Chhokang and Paro. From here you can get superb views of the Ganesh Himal range. Some households practice polyandry down here. This area is prominent for its Tibetan Buddhist heritage. Overnight in Rachen Gumpa.
Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 11Rachen Gompa through Nile (3361m.) to Mu Gompa (3700m - 6hrs) Nile is the last village heading north in the upper Tsum valley. This village is situated on the banks of the Shiar Khola and it consists of large number of households. Mu Gompa is home to a very old monastery and there are no village establishments here. It is located at the highest and farthest point in the Tsum valley. This trail is used to import and export things to and from Tibet. You may come across several yak trains supplying goods to local villages. Overnight in Mu Gompa.
Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 12Mu Gompa. Today we can take excursions to the many snow covered peaks in the area for the most spectacular views of this trek. Take a Half day walk to the Nunnery and to a small pond a big further up to Nunnery. Or day a full day trek to Vajyo with your packed lunch as there are no places to buy our lunch. Overnight in Mu. Gumpa.
Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 13Trek from Mu Gumpa to Rainjam (2600m.) Via Chhule (3347m - 6hrs). On an entirely descending path. This day you can enjoy glimpses of the Punchen Himal that is unique in shape. This day you continue your descent by retracing the path from your ascent. Overnight in Rainjam.
Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 14Trek to Gomba Lungdang (3200m. - 5hrs) On the way you can enjoy views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. Gomba Lungdang is home to a beautiful and large monastery that houses monks (all females). Men are not permitted in some areas of this monastery. The most spectacular sunrise through Ganesh Himal range is a magic moment. Overnight in Gomba Lungdang.
Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 15Trek to through Rainjam(2600m) to Ripchet(2470m - 6hrs). After Breakfast at Gumpa, we take downhill keep our unforgettable and very close views of Ganesh Himal range to Rainjam and then gradual up and down hill to Ripchet, Ripchet is a big village where there are about 70 families living, it’s one of the most laid back village in this region, You can find very simple home stays. Overnight at Ripchet.
Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 16Trek to Philim via Lokpa (1700m - 6hrs). As you follow the descending route you will pass by fairly dense pine forest where many species of birds inhabit the forest. May see some Musk dears on the other side of the river on sunny days. Philim offers you excellent landscape and the village itself is live and some nice lodges . Overnight in Philim.
Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 17Trek to Khorlabeshi (930m - 6hrs). On a completely descending path. You leave the cultivated region around Philim as you descend along the path that follows the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River. At Tatopani (Natural Hot spring) you can relax in the warm and revitalize waters of the hot spring. Overnight in Khorlabeshi.
Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 18Trek to Soti Khola (730m - 6hrs). Today you pass through some mice villages as you observe the villagers absorbed in their daily chores. You can enjoy the pristine beauty of the waterfalls on both sides of the river. Khorlabesi is a split point to take another trail to Gorkha if you like. Overnight in Sotikhola. Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 19Trek to Arughat (570m - 5hrs) you cross over the bridges and cultivated areas and villages before you finally reach Arughat from where it started. Overnight in Arughat.
Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 20Drive to Kathmandu and dinner with cultural program. This is a picturesque journey. While driving, you head up to Dhading Besi and Malekhu which is famous for delicious fish. En route, you can enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people engaged happily in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu; and this concludes our Tsum Valley trek. Nepali cultural dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Meal: breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 21Departure. After taking breakfast, our representative come in hotel and transfer to airport.
Meal: breakfast.

Departure Date

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
02 September, 2019 22 September, 2019 US$ 1675 Available Book Now
08 September, 2019 28 September, 2019 US$ 1675 Available Book Now
19 September, 2019 09 October, 2019 US$ 1675 Available Book Now
25 September, 2019 15 October, 2019 US$ 1675 Available Book Now
30 September, 2019 20 October, 2019 US$ 1675 Available Book Now
06 October, 2019 26 October, 2019 US$ 1675 Available Book Now
12 October, 2019 01 November, 2019 US$ 1675 Available Book Now
19 October, 2019 08 November, 2019 US$ 1675 Available Book Now
25 October, 2019 14 November, 2019 US$ 1675 Available Book Now
30 October, 2019 19 November, 2019 US$ 1675 Available Book Now
05 November, 2019 25 November, 2019 US$ 1675 Available Book Now
11 November, 2019 01 December, 2019 US$ 1675 Available Book Now
16 November, 2019 06 December, 2019 US$ 1675 Available Book Now
22 November, 2019 12 December, 2019 US$ 1675 Available Book Now
28 November, 2019 18 December, 2019 US$ 1675 Available Book Now
03 December, 2019 23 December, 2019 US$ 1675 Available Book Now
08 December, 2019 28 December, 2019 US$ 1675 Available Book Now

Usefull Info

  • How is Nepal?
    Nepal is landlocked country located between India and Tibet autonomous region of  China. It have highest peak of the world name Mt Everest (Sagarmatha) and eight peaks of the worlds ten highest peaks. It is birthplace of Gautam Buddha place name is Lumbini.
    Nepal is small country but tremendous geographic diversity. It rises from Fifty nine meters to eight thousand eight hundred forty eight meters. Nepal is divided into three part Terai, Hill and mountain regions.
    In here, the first language is Nepal (Devanagari script) and one hundred twenty three languages. The official language of Nepal is called Nepali.
     
  • Passport and Visa:First thing for travelling anywhere, you need valid passport with at least six months. You can obtain visa for Nepal from Nepalese consulates or on arrival in Kathmandu or other boarders or most reliable source of information is currently the Department of Immigration Nepal  If you fill online form and bring with you, then it would be easier to get visa in any Nepal boarder.
     
  • Weather:
    Nepal’s climate varies with its topography and altitude. The low land Terai area has hot and humid climate that can rise above 40 degree Celsius during summer, middle region weather is pleasant almost all the year and northern region temperature is always cold.

    Nepal has four seasons:
    Spring: Mar-May: The temperature is good in this season and many flower blossom and best season for trekking.
    Summer:  (Jun-Aug): Monsoon season in Nepal , weather is hot and wet at times.
    Autumn: (Sep-Nov): This is the best season for tour and trek in Nepal . In that time, weather is highly pleasant so are the mountains and himalaya. This is also season of festivals as Nepal celebrates the biggest festival Hindi name Dashain and Tihar. For more detail about Nepal Weather:
     
  • Currency:
    The Nepalese currency called Rupees. For more exchange rate , please visit Nepal Rastra Bank.
     
  • Insurance:
    We told all our clients to do travel insurance before leaving your home country. Their insurance must covered medical, personal accident, lost of gears, emergency evacuation, and damage or lost their luggage and etc.
     
  • Accommodation:
    Himalayan Asia provides you minimum two star hotels or according to your choice and lodge or Tea house in trekking route. In teahouse or lodge, you can found normal bed with pillow and blankets. We always search and give to our client’s standard lodge with good environment which make your trip happy and healthy.
     
  • Food:
    We have a lot of restaurants with different cuisine but during trek we eat from Nepalese menu especially Pasta, Mo Mo , soup items, Dal Bhat, tea, coffee etc. In trekking route, you will take dinner and breakfast in lodge and lunch will be along the way.
     
  • When is best season for trek and tour for Nepal?
    The best time to come is September to May. If you come in Autumn and spring season , then best time for trekking also.
     
  • Is it suitable trekking for me?
     If you are physically fit and love to walk then you can choose any trekking itinerary from our website to suit you. If you choose long day’s program, then you have t walk more days in mountain. All trekking program can see in our website.   We suggest while going trek, please took one professional guide and if you cannot carry your luggage then took one porter also.
     
  • Need any special equipment for trekking?
    In another column, you can find what you need to carry. Need to bring warm clothes, comfortable shoes, trousers. Or you can buy in Kathmandu before starting trekking.
     
  • What will happen if get any emergency in the trek?
    We suggest to all our clients do insurance before going trekking. If you have any problem, consult with your guide and he will give suggestion. In our office, one staff is available twenty four hours in phone call; you can call him/her.
     
  • Do I need permit before trekking in Nepal?
    For entering in trekking route, you need permit and TIMS card. For restricted area, you need special permit. You can discuss with our consultant.
     
  • Is Nepal safe and especially for single travelling woman?
    Absolutely, Nepal is safe for traveler. For woman and man, Nepal is safe. While going trekking, we suggest take one staff with you. If you go by yourself, you donot know right way and can missed way.
     
  • What do I need for trekking?
    -Day pack (rucksack)
    -Light weight and warm trousers.
    -Socks.
    -Sun hats and gloves.
    -Full- sleeves t shirt.
    -Warm jackets.
    -Waterproof jacket, trousers and bag cover.
    -Light weight cotton clothing.
    -Waterproof or windcheater jacket.
    -Knee supports.
    -Sun glasses.
    -Sun cream and lip protector.
    -A one liter hard Water bottle.
    -Batteries
    -Flash light
    -Down jacket, sleeping bag (trekking)
    -Trekking shoes or boots.
    -A pair of sandals.

 

Note

  • Hotel and Accommodation on trek:
    We provide to our client in City area best three star (above three star is on client requested) and lodge/teahouse during the trek. A Teahouse/lodge is the combination of guest house and restaurant where rooms are normally decorated and available bed, pillow and blankets. In every trekking route, we provide only teahouse/lodge because there is no availability of deluxe hotel.
     
  • Meals:
    The meal which is provided in trekking area is included breakfast, lunch and dinner. We provide breakfast and dinner where you stay overnights and our guide will choose restaurant for lunch on the way. Our guide and other staff always give priority t served delicious, hygienic and each place special food. We recommended you to bring water purification tablets. 
     
  • Guide and porter:
    We provide you best staff to you who have good experience and government license. In a group, we provide one guide till 16 pax and one porter for each two person.  One porter carries 20 kg .
     
  • Personal Expenses:
    Personal expenses means which is not covered your package column cost include. Normally, you have to pay for table drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages), snacks (on the trek), tips, souvenirs, hot showers and extra day if flight cancelled or any other natural disasters.
     
  • Some do’s and do not’s :
    Respect local culture and people.
    The Nepalese people are friendly and hospitalize by nature so you do not have difficulty to adjust in here.
    While you are entering in Temple, just check in some temple not allowed to enter for non Hindus.  If there is permitted to enter, please do not wear leather things and walk in Temple and Stupas clockwise. Before taking photograph, please ask authorized person for permission.