Trip Overview

Tsum valley Trek – Although trekking in the Larkey pass and Manaslu region was started in 1995, the Tsum valley was opened for foreigners only In 2008.  Thus the Tsum Valley is the youngest trekking route in entire Nepal. The local people  has promoted this route with the support of  Nepal Government. Not far from the Manaslu massif, at the foot of the snowy peaks of Ganesh Himal. The Tsum Valley stretches from 1,800 meters to the wild peaks that mark the border with Tibet. At least 150 Km  from capital the city Kathmandu, this territory long forgotten today is a heaven for Tibetan Buddhist culture. Similarly, the Tsum valley is also the gateway to the Ganesh Himal base camp. Offers wonderful views of Ganesh Himal and surrounding landscapes.

The trek to Tsum valley is amazingly less beaten Path. The Tsum region is naturally beautiful with rich culture and high spiritual values. The traditional way of life is unique; a forgotten enclave that still retains a people of particular traditions and some details of which have no equivalent or north or south. An example would be the practice of multiple husband system or polyandry. Brothers from a family can marry a single woman. The Tsum is a world apart, where traditional villages alongside dazzling Buddhist gompa, where friendly people open the doors of their homes to visitors, and where modernity makes a timid appearance.

Itinerary

Upon your arrival, a representative from all Trip 4 Nepal will receive you at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) and transfers you to your hotel . You may ask our representative if you’ve any query regarding the trek. Our staffs will also assist you for the trek preparation. In the evening, you may enjoy the Kathmandu night life around your hotel. Overnight in hotel.

After breakfast, we will take you to the half day sightseeing to some of the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu such as Baudhha, Pashupatinath, and Swayambhunath. We also make preparations for the trek and introduce you with the crew members. Overnight in Hotel.

After breakfast, drive on the Kathmandu Pokhara Highway till Malekhu. Enjoy the countryside views and the long range Himalayas along the way. We cross the Trisuli River and drive north to Dhading Besi, Golabhanjyan, and Salyantaar. Spectacular views of Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu and other villages in the hilly terrace. Thus, we reach Aarught in Budhi Gandaki Valley. Aarught Bazar is a major town of Northern Gorkha. After crossing the newly constructed bridge over Budhi Gandaki, drive till Soti Khola. Overnight in a guesthouse.

After breakfast. We follow the trekking trails through the banks of Budhi Gandaki River. The trail is new, built by GTZ project. Before 1996, the trail was very narrow with many ups and down. Nowadays the trail is full of horses and donkeys carrying goods for the local people. There are suspended bridges along the small streams. Trek through the nature and villages like Khursanibari and Lapubesi. Minor ups and downs to the Machhakhola. After crossing the Machha Khola(a small river)we follow the narrow trail on the left bank of Budhi Gandaki through the nature and Khorlabesi village. At the place called Tatopani, we’ll enjoy the hot spring spout Budi Gandaki Valley. Overnight in a guesthouse.

After breakfast. We cross Budhi Gandaki and head to Dobhan. The path is rocky in the narrow ridge with full of nature on the both sides of the Budhi Gandaki River. We climb steep up to Thado Bharyang and to Yaru Fant and Syauli. The valley gets wider and we pass through the stoned paved path crossing a suspended bridge over in Budhi Gandaki once more today before reaching Jagat. Jagat doesh have MCAP check point. We continue through a beautiful village in the banks of Budi Gandaki Sirdibas, Water operated mills in Ghatte khola is very much impressive we again cross the Suspended Bridge over Budi Gandaki and steep up to Philim village on the ridge, one the right side we can see beautiful looking school building build by Japanese climbers. Overnight in a guesthouse.

After breakfast. Heading left to Philim we can see beautyfull waterfakll on the other side of Budi Gandaki and and cultivated zone is very much mesmerizing, we rech yeklebhatti and continiue to Chisapani via pine and rhododendron forests, the views of Himalchuli mountains at 7893m and Boudha Himal from Lokpa, are impressive Pass Lokpa, descend half an hour towards Lungwa khola and climbing ups and downs difficult trail additional two hours north through pines and rhododendrons we reach Gumlung. Then Crossing the Siyar Khola, finally reach your destination at Chumling, from where we can view Shringi Himal. Visit the old Chumling gompa, and the pebble streets of the village. Overnight in a guesthouse.

After breakfast. We Cross the suspended bridge onto the opposite bank. Enjoy the great views of Ganesh Himal. Walk past Rainjam to Serpu Khola crossing again bridge then arrive at the Gho Village. Continues 2 hours climb to Tsum takes us to the village of Chhekangparo. If Weather is clear, enjoy the views of Himalchuli at 7893 meters and Ganesh Himal at7140m. Overnight at Chhekhangparo. Overnight in a guesthouse.

After breakfast, climb above Chhekhangparo, 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 illustrious monastery of Chhule which is located in the top of area .
Overnight in a guesthouse.

After breakfast. The Tibetan border is not far from here. 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.
Overnight in a guesthouse.

After breakfast, we make a sightseeing of the whole Mu Gompa Area. Mu Gompa is the largest monastery in the tsum valley. The Gompa lies at the highest and most remote part of the Tsum Valley. After explore the Mu Gompa area, we may also consider the opportunity of getting to the base of Pika Himal (4865m). Overnight in a guesthouse.

After breakfast .We Trek back through Chhule and Phurbe, on the east bank of the Shyar Khola. Finally we arrive at Burgi village. The Burgi village is a small beautiful village. Climb up to the Milarepa's Cave Milarepa Cave (piren phu) is known for its thrilling glimpses of Poshyop Glacier, Kipu Himal and Churke himal. Overnight in a guesthouse.

After breakfast. As we trek continue, the greenery of nature and descend down to Chhokang Paro again. Continue descending to Gho. Descending further, we arrive at the bridge above the Sarpu Khola. Trekking along the lower Tsum Valley takes you to again Chumling. Overnight in a guesthouse.

After breakfast. The trail continues to Lokpa. After lunch south on a flat trail we move ahead. Enjoy the gorgeous Samba Falls. Finally arrive at Philim after 6 or 7 hours long trekking. A trail passes through the Phillim village that leads to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp too.
Overnight in a guesthouse.

After breakfast. We start trek to Khorlabesi via Jagat and Tatopani. move down down to Sirdibas and we finally reach to Jagat. Further descend takes us to Yaruphant. The dry Tibetan climate now gives way to subtropical green vegetation. The trek continues to Dobhan. Finally arrive at Tatopani. There is a hot spring at Tatopani. If paying attention, you may dip yourself in the hot spring and relax your tired muscles by wet through yourself in the hot spring. If not continue walking up and down from Tatopani to reach Khorlabesi, our rest place for the day. Overnight in a guesthouse.

After breakfast. The trekking trails cross the Thado Khola flowing in a rocky gorge. Head down again to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. We trek along the Budhi Gandaki River to reach to Gurung village of Labubesi. We Pass the two waterfalls on a vertical rocky trail on the side of a cliff. We then reach Khursane. Walk along the ridge above Budhi Gandaki and cross the Sal forests. Finally, cross the bridge to arrive at Soti Khola. Overnight in a guesthouse.

After breakfast.. Drive back to Kathamndu via Aarught,villages on both sides of road makes you exited. In Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel, the day at leisure to rest, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu. In the evening, we host a dinner to celebrate our successful completion of Tsum Valley Trek. Overnight in Kathmandu. Overnight in a hotel.

After breakfast. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. A representative from Trip 4 Nepal will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight.

What are included?

  • Airport pickups and drops by a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation  with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the  trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
  • Porter service
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits
  • First aid services
  • Trekking Map
  • All government and local taxes

What are not included?

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s

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