Tsum Valley Trek

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17th November 2019

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16 Night/ 17 Days
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Tsum Valley, located at an altitude of up to 5093 meters, is one of the most fascinating but little-known trekking destinations in Nepal.It is also known as the “Hidden valley” an boasts spectacular views of…

The valley is untouched by modern life and visitors are treated to rare views of ancient ruins and a glimpse of the lifestyle of the remote communities inhabiting the valley. The Tsum valley’s acquaintance with Tibet, natural beauty and its pristine culture make for an unforgettable adventure. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin and speak a dialect unique to the valley. Trails are strewn with many walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with deities and prayers.

Price Includes

  • Transfers airport / hotel / airport and transportation during the tour
  • The transportation tour of Kathmandu and its valley
  • Accommodation with breakfast in comfortable 2 * hotel room in Kathmandu
  • Permits and entrance to national parks trek
  • Full board during the trek (12 days)
  • The language guide for 6 people or more
  • The English-speaking guide if less than 5 people
  • Stewardship and logistics for the trek: Sherpa, a porter for 2 persons (weight 12 kg bag per person)
  • Insurance, transport, pensions for the local team
  • The plane Lukla-Kathmandu A / R

Price Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Equipment (sleeping bag, walking sticks, etc..)
  • The visa and the international ticket
  • Gratuities (allow about 2-3 euros per day / per person)
  • Personal insurance mountain rescue and repatriation (required). Ask your insurer to make sure you are properly covered.

Suggested Package :

  • Personal belongings (i.e.camera, water bottle, extra money, sunscreen, sunglasses, sunhat, hiking shorts/ synthetic T-shirt etc)
  • Hiking boots, sports shoe/ trainers, 3/4 woolen socks ,2pairs liners socks, 1 pairs gloves, warm hat,
  • 1 Day back pack and duffel bag for your clothing.
  • Warm layers, down or synthetic jackets, fleece, hiking pants, thermals.

Note: Comprehensive list will provided while book the trip.

Most of the items can buy or rent in Kathmandu.

Itinerary

Day 1Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570m.)

this will take about six and half hours. You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway for the first part of the day and then branch out as you drive towards Arughat Bazaar. This is a cool scenic drive. Stay overnight in the lodge.

Day 2 Trek Arughat Bazaar passing through Soti Khola (730m.) to Soti Khola or Liding (800m)six hours.

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. Stay overnight in a simple teahouse.

Day 3Trek from Liding thru Machha (fish) Khola to Khorlabeshi (930m.)

we reckon this takes about six hours. The meandering path passes through forest, villages, streams, pretty waterfalls and green valleys 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. Stay overnight in simple teahouse.

Day 4Trek from Khorlabeshi to Jagat (1440m.) which takes about six hours.

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. Stay overnight in the lodge.

Day 5 Trek from Jagat to Lokpa(2240m.) and this takes about six/seven hours.

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 up hill stopping for lunch at Ekle Bhatti. Lokpa is the first village as you enter the Tsum valley. Stay overnight in a lodge.

Day 6 Trek from Lokpa to Chumling (2600m.) this takes 4 hours hours.

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. Stay overnight in the lodge.

Day 7Trek from Chumling Chhokangparo (3010m.) to Rachen Bompa (3300m)takes five /Six hours.

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. Stay overnight in the guest house of Rachen Gumpa.

Day 8Trek from Rachen Bompa through Nile (3361m.) to Mu Gompa (3700m)

which takes five hours. 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. Stay overnight in the guest house of Mu Gumpa

Day 9 This is a day for rest day in Mu 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. Stay overnight in the guest house of Mu. Gumpa.

Day 10 Trek from Mu Gumpa to Rainjam (2600m.) via Chhule (3347m) which takes 6-7 hours

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 . Stay overnight in the Guest house.

Day 11 Trek from Rainjam to Gomba Lungdang (3200m.) which takes 4 hours on an ascending path.

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. Stay overnight in the Gumpa.

Day 12 Trek from Gumba Lungdang thru Rainjam to Ripchet which takes 6 hours.

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 familiesa living, its one of the most laid back village in this region, You can find very simple home stays. Over night at Ripchet.

Day 13 RIpchet to Philim via Lokpa (1700m.) which takes 6 and half hours.

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 Mosk 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 to Stay.

Day 14 Trek from Philim to Khorlabeshi (930m.) which takes 6 hours

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. Stay overnight in the Guest house.

Day 15Trek from Khorlabeshi to Soti Khola (730m.) and this takes 6 hours.

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. Stay overnight in the guest house.

Day 16Trek from Soti Khola to Arughat (570m.) which takes 5 hours.

You cross over the bridges and cultivated areas and villages before you finally reach Arughat from where it started. Stay overnight in the small lodge.

Day 17 Drive from Arughat Bazaar to Kathmandu which takes 67and half hours.

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; & this concludes our Tsum Valley trek.

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