Trip Overview

Tsum Valley is one of the most secluded valleys in Gorkha district in Nepal. Tsum Valley situated in the Manaslu region, high up near the Tibetan border, the whole area has a definite Tibetan Buddhist feel to it and is quite different from the surrounding countryside. A restricted area until 2008, Tsum Valley is relatively un-trekked by hikers, yet the starting point is only 7 hours drive from Kathmandu. Most of the 17 and 21 days are trekked at altitudes over 3,000m. With the altitude and with walking days stretching from 5 to 7 hours, a fairly good level of fitness is required for Tsum Valley trekking.

The trail passes through pine forests, along raging rivers with cascading waterfalls and incredible suspension bridges, through fascinating villages and to several gompas, monasteries, mani walls, and stupas, not to mention Milarepa’s Cave. On display are the mountain ranges of Himalchuli (7,893m.), Ganesh Himal (7,140m.), Manaslu (8,163m.), Churke Himal and the Poshyop Glacier. For trekkers who are fascinated by Tibetan culture as well as mountains, Tsum Valley offers them the opportunity to witness Tibetan Buddhist people in their villages, monks and nuns in their respective religious orders, and the spectacular views of the Himalayas in an almost pilgrimage like trek into this hidden valley. The Tsum Valley Trekking can be done separately, or added to the Manaslu Trek for people with more time.

Outline Trekking Itinerary: A

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport (1350m.), meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu free, preparation, evening briefing for the trekkng
Day 03: Kathmandu to Baseri (800m.)- by drive and transfer to Hotel. 6/7 hrs.
Day 04: Baseri - Machha Khola (887m.). 6/7 hrs.
Day 05: Machha Khola to Jagat (1345m.). 6/7 hrs.

Enter Restricted Area
Day 06: Jagat - Lokpa (2240m.). 6/7 hrs.
Day 07: Lokpa - Chumling (2386m.). 4/5 hrs.
Day 08: Chumling - Chhokang Paro (3031m.). 5/6 hrs.
Day 09: Chhokang Paro - Mu Gompa (3700m.). 5/6 hrs.
Day 10: Mu Gompa - Chumling (2386m.). 7/8 hrs.
Day 11: Chumling - Jagat (1340m.). 6/7 hrs.

Exit Restricted Area
Day 12: Jagat - Machha Khola (869m.). 5/6 hrs.
Day 13: Machha Khola - Baseri (800m). 5/6 hrs.
Day 14: Free day in Baseri for village exploration.
Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel. 6hrs.
Day 16: Kathmandu leisure.
Day 17: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.

Outline Trekking Itinerary: B

Hotels/Lodges
17 Days Trek
Grade: Moderate Plus
Food: Included except main meals in Kathmandu
Accommodation: 4 Nights Kathmandu and 16 Nights in teahouse lodge
Best Season: Spring, Autumn & winter

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu airport (1350m.), meet our staff then transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu free and trek briefing at evening.
Day 03: Drive to Arughat by Bus then O/N at Lodge. 6/7hrs.
Day 04: Arughat - Soti Khola (710m.) 4hrs
Day 05: Soti Khola - Machha Khola (887m.) 6hrs.
Day 06: Machha Khola - Jagat (1345m.) 6hrs.

Enter Restricted Area
Day 07: Jagat - Lokpa (2240m.) 6hrs.
Day 08: Lokpa - Chumling (2386m.) (Lower Tsum) 4-5hrs.
Day 09: Chumling - Chhekampar (3031m.) (Upper Tsum) (3031m.) 4-5hrs.
Day 10: Chhekampar - Nile (3347m.) visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave on the way.
Day 11: Nile - Chhule, Mu Gompa, visit Dhephyudonma Gompa (4060m.) 4-5hrs.
Day 12: Mu Gompa-Rachen Gompa, visit Gonhgye Gompa.
Day 13: Rachen Gompa – Dumje (2460m.) 5-6hrs.
Day 14: Dumje – Gumpa Lungdang (3200m.) 4hrs.
Day 15: Gumpa Lungdang – Lokpa. 6-7hrs.
Day 16: Lokpa – Jagat. 6-7hrs.

Exit Restricted Area
Day 17: Jagat – Machha Khola. 5-6hrs.
Day 18: Machha Khola – Soti Khola, drive back to Arughat. 6-7hrs
Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel. 6hrs.
Day 20: Kathmandu leisure.
Day 21: Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.

Cost Includes

  • All land transportation by Car, Van, Toyota Hiace or Reserve/Local Bus. (Airport/Hotel/Airport & trekking pick up & drop).
  • 4 Night’s Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu at Bed and Breakfast basis.
  • All 3 major meals a day; Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner (provide continental food) and accommodation at best available teahouse Lodge during the trek en-route.
  • One English speaking trekking guide and necessary Porter. (1 Porter between two member)
  • Local transporation by local Jeep or Bus.
  • Life insurance for all support crews and their daily wages.
  • Per member 15 Kg. luggage allow while in the trekking.
  • Restricted area special trekking permit, Manaslu and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (MCAP & ACAP) permit fees.
  • Medical Kit Box for Nepali support crews.
  • All official taxes and service charge.

 

Cost Excludes

  • Personal transportation except above programs.
  • Major meals lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking gears as well as sleeping bags.
  • Personal Nature expenses.
  • Emergency evacuation (If incase).
  • Drinks except tea and coffee.
  • Airfare: To & from your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fees & airport departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Tips for trekking crews.

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