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It is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha, Nepal. 'Tsum' comes from the Tibetan word 'Tsombo',which means vivid. Traditionally, Tsum valley was a currently distinct geographical area called 'Tsum Tso Chucksums', which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal Sringi Himal, Boudha Himal ranges,this peaceful Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion.The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin & speak their own dialect.The altitude of Tsum Valley trek varies from 1905m in Lhokpa to over 5093m at Ngula Dhojhyang pass on the Tibetian border.The hidden valley is surrounded by the Boudha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west,Ganesh Himal to the south & Sringi Himal to North.

People in Tsum Valley still practice polyandry system and they have their own unique culture,tradition, & dialect.They celebrate unique festival like Lhosar, Dhacyhang, Saka Dawa, Faning & others. Many residents of this valley report that they have seen or found the signs of Mehti, commonly referred as the 'Yeti' or 'Abominable Snowman'. The trials are strewn with artistic chortens and lined with Mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with drawings of deities and inscribed with prayers.The famous Kyimo Lunga, pilgrimage circuit in the central Trans-Himalaya is a well known seat of learning and a seat of meditation.The circuit traverses across Tsum Valley,Manaslu area in Nepal and southern parts of Tibet.The Buddhist saint Milarepa is believed to have meditated in the caves of these mountains.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 also remained fairly intact.This trek begins from Arughat in Gorkha district,which is easily accessible from Kathmandu.


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Trek Facts

Country: Nepal

Grade: Hard

Area: Manaslu Region

Group Size: 1/ 20 pax

Activities: Trekking

Total Duration: 18 days

Season: Mar - May, Sep - Dec

Altitudes: 3700m

 

Day 01:   Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02:   Kathamndu preparation day
This day we will be free for Kathmandu valley sightseeing or other activities of your choice, hotel.

Day 03:   Kathmandu - Arughat Bazaar (608 m)
We will drive approximately 6 hours by jeep and 8 hours by local bus to reach Arughat Bazaar. This is a starting point for Tsum Valley and Manaslu circuit trek. We will stay at lodge/tented camp in Arughat Bazaar. 

Day 04:   Arughat - Lapu Bensi (880 m) 6 hrs
This day we will walk 6 hours through straight trail to reach Lapu Bensi. Upto Khursani Bari it is a normal road afterwards it is little narrower till Lapu Bensi. Lapu Bensi village mainly consists of Gurung community one of the main ethnic community in Nepal. We will stay at lodge/tented camp.

Day 05:   Lapu Bensi - Tatopani (hot spring) (990m) 5 hrs
This day we will walk 5 hours through bank of Budhi Gandaki river, crossing jungles mainly consisting sal trees. In Tatopani we can take a dip in hot spring and enjoy. We will stay at lodge/tented camp.

Day 06:   Tatopani - Philim (1650 m)
This day we will walk 6 hours, we have to pass several villages, cross Budhi Gandaki river, on the way towards Philim we will find high school built by Japanese people, we will have good views of Shringi himal. We will stay at lodge/tented camp.

Day 07:   Philim - Chumling (2420 m)
This day we will walk 6 hrs, walking through narrow trail, passing jungles. There we will find small village called Eklebhatti. We will come across small Dukula village. After crossing Siyar khola we will reach Chumling. We will stay at lodge/tented camp.

Day 08:   Chumling - Chhekampar (2930 m)  
This day we will walk 5 hrs, crossing small villages through uphill and downhill zigzag trails we will reach Chhekampar. We will stay at lodge/tented camp.

Day 09:   Chhekampar - Nile (3361 m)
This day we will walk 4 hrs to reach Nile. We will walk along Sher Khola crossing several village. On the way we will find Chortens and Buddhist monasteries. In the evening we will reach Nile. We will stay at lodge/tented camp.

Day 10:   Nile - Mu Gompa (3700 m)
This day we will walk about 2 ½ hours to reach Mu Gompa. We will visit Monastery there. There we will find 60 monks living in the monastery but, in the winter they come to city areas because of cold and snowfall. We will stroll around the monastery and acclimatize. Overnight at camp.

Day 11:   Mu Gompa - Rachen (3240 m)
This day we will walk for about 4 hours. We will go to Ripchen Gompa to explore around. This Gompa accommodates Buddhist nuns only. We will stay at lodge/tented camp.

Day 12:   Rachen - Rentsam (2400 m)
This day we will walk for about 4 ½ hours. We will walk through mostly downhill trail to reach Rentsam. We will stay at lodge/tented camp.

Day 13:   Rentsam - Gompa Lomdang (3200 m)
This day we will walk about 3 hours. We will walk uphill and downhill trail crossing rhododendron and pine forests. In the afternoon we will reach Gompa which is a Nunnery Monastery. On the way to this Gompa we will see beautiful scenery of Ganesh Himal range. We will stroll around this Gompa till the evening. We will stay at lodge/tented camp.

Day 14:   Gompa Lomdang - Ripchet (2468 m)
This day we will walk for about 4 hours. Walking downhill up to Dumje, after that crossing Langdang Khola and walking through several suspension bridges and pine forests we will reach Ripchet. We will stay at lodge/tented camp.

Day 15:   Ripchet - Jagat (1410 m)
This day we will walk through Rhododendron and Pine forest, mostly downhill crossing several villages and Budhi Gandaki river through suspension bridge. After walking for about 7 hours we will reach Jagat. We will stay at lodge/tented camp.

Day 16:   Jagat - Khursani Bari (820 m)
This day we will walk for about 7 hours. We will walk through narrow trekking trail. Cross small river streams. On the way we will see Langur monkeys. We will stay at lodge/tented camp.

Day 17:   Khursani Bari - Arughat
This day we will walk for about 5 hours to reach Arughat. On the way we have to cross sal forest to reach Arughat. We will stay at lodge/tented camp.

Day 18:   Arughant -  Kathmandu
This day we will drive for around 6 hours by private vehicle and 8 hours by local bus to reach Kathmandu.

Day 19:   Kathmandu
This day you will be free for various activities such as shopping ,sightseeing and etc. Overnight at hotel.

Day 20:   Final Departure day
Transfer to international airport and fly to your destination.

Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depending on your requirement.

 

SERVICE INCLUDES:
  • Transportation airport - hotel - airport
  • 4 Nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Transportation Kathmandu - Arught – Kathamndu by private vehicle/local bus
  • Manaslu + Tsum valley restricted area Permit and Manaslu Conservation Area Permit Fee  
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee) at local lodge/tented camp during the trek.
  • Accommodation at lodge/tented camp during the trek
  • One guide and 1 porter every two person basis during the tea house trek
  • Guide and porter-s all meal, accommodation, transportation, daily wages and  insurance
  • Farewell dinner
  • Company service charge
  • All necessary government taxes


SERVICE EXCLUDES:

  • Personal equipment
  • Personal and medical Insurance 
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
  • Bar bills (mineral water, coke, beer etc) 
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Any other services, which is not mentioned above