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Tsum valley Trek

Tsum valley Trek, located to the east of Manaslu is home of ancient Tibetan Buddhism and thousands of rare species of animals and birds. This is a newly opened trek and is located near the Nepal-Tibet border and takes the trekkers to Tsum valley which is one of the most beautiful and isolated valleys of Nepal. Starting from the magnificent views of Himalayas to an awesome opportunity to explore the ancient lifestyle and culture of people living in this valley, Tsum Valley Trek offers majestic and adventurous stuff to the visitors.

If you are planning to trek through the unique and dramatic landscapes, historical Sherpa settlements and different tropical grasslands then the Tsum Valley Trek is the ideal option for you. One of the major attractions of this trek is the unique and ancient Tibetan culture followed by people living in this region as this region lies near to the Nepal-Tibet border. You will also get an opportunity to trek via Tatopani which is also another major attraction of this trek. Tatopani has a belief that one who baths at this hot spring can get a cure to the sensitive joint aches of his body. Sightseeing of some of the highest mountain ranges of the world such as Everest (Highest mountain of the world), Himchuli, Ganesh Himal, Buddha Himal, The 8th highest peak of the world; Manaslu, Shishgampa, Thamserku and other many beautiful mountain ranges.

Tsum Valley Trek starts with sightseeing if the capital city of our country, Kathmandu. We will then take a scenic and long drive to Arughat and then trek via the bank of the Kali Gandaki river. Crossing Larpark and Barpark passes will take us to Mu Gompa and Mu Gumba and then trekking ahead will take us to Tsum valley which will be the final destination of our trip.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Northern Trekking Team extends a warm welcome to you in Kathmandu. One of our team members will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and transfers you to the hotel.

On this day, we will introduce you with a guide who will lead you to Tsum valley trek. He will assure you with all the requirements and brief you about your adventure that will begin soon. If time permits, we suggest you roam around the streets of Thamel and enjoy this beautiful touristic center of Kathmandu.

Day 02: Drive to Arughat (810m/7hrs drive)

Here we go! Today, we will drive you to Soti Khola (river). It is roughly a ride of seven hours. Riding along the bank of Budi Gandaki river, we move ahead to get in Soti Khola.

Day 04: Trek to Khorlabesi (970m/6hrs)

Your much-awaited hike begins from today! We cross a suspension bridge built over Soti Khola and move ahead. Passing through Gurung settlement of Lapubesi, we get in Machha Khola (Fish River). A couple of hours walk from Machha Khola will take us in Khorlabesi.


Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1370m/6hrs)

Are you prepared enough for the uphill climb? The trail from now onward is gradual uphill. We arrive in Tatopani (hot spring) after crossing Khorlabesi. If interested, you can take a dip in Tatopani. It is believed that a dip in this hot spring will cure your skin disease. Jagat is a couple of hours away from this spot, Tatopani.

 

Day 06: Trek to Lokpa (2,240m/6hrs)

Initially, the hike is uphill followed by a walk on a flat surface. Before entering into Philim, we cross a suspension bridge that is built over Budi Gandaki River. The further walk will bring us in Ekle Bhatti followed by Lokpa.


Day 07: Trek to Chhokangparo (3,030m/7hrs)

You are now gradually entering into the area that is influenced by Tibetan culture. The trail is a relatively arduous bit rewarding as well. There are two villages in Chhokangparo—Chhokang and Paro. The majestic view of Ganesh Himal from here is awe-inspiring. The traditions and culture here practiced having Tibetan influence.

 

Day 08: Trek to Nile (3,360m/5hrs)

It is a kind of cultural hike coupled with majestic scenic beauty. Today’s walk will present you following key attractions:

  • Visit a site of Lama Kongchong who died meditating here for 26 years
  • Tsumba is the language that is spoken in this part of the globe and the root of this language is Tibetan
  • Rachen Gompa
  • Visit Milaepa Cave (Piren Phu)

We cross Shiar Khola and pass a couple of settlements of Phurbe and Pangdung to arrive in Chhule. The entrance gate prior to Chhule is fascinating for trekkers. We cross a bridge to uphill climb will lead us to the Nile.

 

Day 09: Trek to Mu Gompa (3,700m/5hrs)

Mu Gompa is regarded as the oldest monastery of this area and site used to be a salt trading route between Nepal and Tibet earlier. Walk today is challenging and we get in Mu Gompa through rough trail.

 

Day 10: Acclimatization in Mu Gompa

Despite being a rest day, you can experience following things here:

  • Visit Dhephyudoma Gompa (4000m)
  • Climb Kalung (3,820m), if time permits


Day 11: Trek to Burgi (3,245m/5hr)

Following trial to Chhule and Phurbe, we head toward Burgi. It is a small but picturesque settlement. Climb to Milarepa Cave is must do an event here. The view of Kipu and Churke Himal along with Poshyop Glacier from the cave is marvelous.

 

Day 12: Trek to Chumling (2,386m/6hrs)

The landscape that we will witness en route to Chumling is awesome. The descending trail will get us in Gho. The further downhill walk will bring us in Sarpu Khola followed by Chumling.

Day 13: Trek to Philim (1,570m/7hrs)

Lokpa is our first on the way destination to Philim. It is an easy walk as you will be walking on a flat surface. The view of a waterfall—Samba—is pleasing. A walk of nearly seven hours from Chumling will bring us in Philim.

 

Day 14: Trek to Khorlabesi (970m/7hrs)

We proceed toward Khorlabesi via Jagat and Tatopani. We suggest you take a dip in the hot spring (Tatopani). This will release you from tiredness. Finally, we will get in Khorlabesi.

 

Day 15: Trek to Soti Khola (700m/6hrs)

Crossing Thado Khola (Steep River), we proceed ahead. We cross Machha Khola village and walk along the bank of Budi Gandaki River to get in Gurung village of Labubesi. A further couple of hours walk will bring us in Soti Khola.

 

Day 16: Trek to Arughat/Drive to Kathmandu

It’s a final trek day today. We will walk for nearly four hours to get in Arughat from where we will catch a vehicle to Kathmandu. It is a drive of nearly seven hours.

In the capital, we will offer you farewell dinner as your trek ends from today.

 

Day 17: Back to your Destination

Here ends your Tsum Valley Trek and with it, your Nepal stays as well. We will drop you in TIA three hours prior to scheduled flight. See you next season for another trip in a different destination of Nepal as this country has more than 100 trekking trails!

Include

  • Airport Pick up and Drops by car/van
  •  2 Night’s Standard Hotel in Kathmandu twin sharing basis with breakfast(on the arrival day and after the Trekking).
  • Daily Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) During the Trekking.
  • Manaslu Conservation Area Permits and TIMS card.
  • All transportation by vehicles.
  •  All accommodations in lodges/Tea Houses During the Treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers) with Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance).
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana, and grapes.
  •  Oxygen bottle and Medical Supplies (First aid kit will be Available).
  •  Sleeping bag, Down jacket and Duffie bag. ( Refundable)
  • Trekking T-shirt, Trekking map and Waterdrop.

Exclude

 

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  •  International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  •  Alcoholic and cold drinks,  hot showers.
  •  Personal expenses laundry, telephone calls, camera, and mobile battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance
  •  Personal trekking gears
  •  Tips for trekking staffs
  •  Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

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