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Tsum Valley Trek

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Overview

Tsum Valley Trekking is a journey through the mystical land of the north-west Nepal. The valley with hidden gems of cultural and natural wonders is what signifies the world Tsombo, the literal meaning of Tsum valley. It is located in the neighboring parts of the Manaslu region. The prehistoric Tibetan Buddhism and the vibrant culture offer a unique and outstanding experience around this untouched trail.

 

Tsum Valley trekking route was opened in 2008 for the trekkers. It begins from Soti Khola and the beginning trail goes through the Lower Manaslu trail that splits towards the Tsum valley. The ethnic communities and the cultural heritages have made the trek diverse. The Budi Gandaki River valley is the base for the trekking in the beginning. The exclusive views of the Himalayas include Mt. Manaslu, Boudha Himal and Ganesh Himal.  Tsum valley trail is relatively adventurous that the trail includes some steep rocky boulder. The pointed rocks and isolated trail lead you to the dramatic valley, which looks like a Tibetan terrain. The Tibetan Buddhist culture and lifestyles make a deep influence in the everyday lifestyles. Some of the ancient monasteries and chhortens reveal the cultural richness of this area. Mu Gompa is one of the brilliant examples for this. It is a land for the spatial delightment and meditation.

 

March to May and September to November are the best seasons for the Tsum Valley Trekking. Reliance Trekking operates the trek with professional guide, restricted area paperwork and the excellent field services. Please, feel free to contact us for the detailed information.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).

Representative of Reliance Trekking will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be transferred to  hotel in our private tourist vehicle. Overnight at Hotel. (Breakfast  included)

 

Day 02: Pre-trip Meeting and Kathmandu city sightseeing Tour.

In the morning, we set up a pre-trip meeting with an introduction of the trekking guide. Managing the document to prepare the paperwork for the trekking, then we visit the UNESCO listed world heritage sites of the Kathmandu valley, including Boudhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, the Pashupatinath temple that is situated beside the Bagmati River. Driving back to the hotel, you prepare the trek with packing your belongings. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast included)

 

Day 03: Drive From  Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m) via Arughat (695m).

After the breakfast at the hotel, we drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and continue to Soti Khola. On the way, we pass Dhadingbesi, which is the district center of the Dhading district. The overall trip is about 9 hours. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

 

Day 04: Trek from  Soti Khola to Machha Khola (900m).

The first day trek from Soti Khola begins after the breakfast at the lodge and it gradually goes through the Saal forest and head along the bank of the Budi Gandaki River. The descending and ascending route towards the Budi Gandaki River and the forest randomly goes till we reach to Machha Khola. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

 

Day 05: Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m).

Having breakfast at Machha Khola, we cross the stream and Khorlabesi to reach Tatopani. It is amazing to have a natural hot spring and we cross the Dovan Khola. We encounter with the sandy beach and the stunning riverside till we walk and rest in Jagat. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

 

Day 06: Jagat to Philim (1700m).

Walking through the undulating trail from Jagat, we reach to Sridibas all the way through the stone paved route. The Sringi Himal offers its best smile to welcome us. Then we trek down to the River, cross the bridge over it and head towards Philim with a steep ascent. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

 

Day 07: Philim to Chumling (2363m): 6/7 hours

Beginnig to walk from Philim after having breakfast, we walk through the forest and cross Eklai Bhatti. Crossing the gore, other lush woods of pine come along the route. Gradually, we trek down to the Tsum valley. The rhododendron and pine forest makes the trek outstanding. The Himal Chuli peak dazzle from the way and we reach to Ripchet. Crossing the Siar Khola, reach to Chumling and rest. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

 

Day 08: Chumling to Chokhangparo (3010m): 5/6 hours

After the breakfast, we cross the suspension bridge and walk through another bank of the River. Mt. Ganesh smiles at you once you smile at it. Crossing the Serpu stream, we officially head through the Tsum valley and take a rest at Chokangparo. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

 

Day 09: Chokhangparo to Nile (3361m), via Milarepa cave: 6/7 hours

Beginning the trek above Chokangparo, we walk in a gradual way to deal the high altitude. We cross the Rachen Gompa and the Lama Gaon. Visiting the Milarepa cave, we cross the Siar Khola, pass Phurbe and Chule to reach Nile and take a rest. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

 

Day 10: Nile to Bhajyo (Chhekya) (4030m): 4 hours

Heading from Nile after the breakfast, we are heading closer to the border region of Tibet. Mu Gompa is located there, which is the spiritual center in this region that Guru Padmasambhava is believed to have meditated around this region. So, this region is regarded highly sacred. The views of Ganesh Himal and the Tibetan peaks look dramatic. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

 

Day 11: Rest at Bhajyo (Cheekya)

Bhajyo is a wonderful place to explore around with the excellent views. After the breakfast, walk around to enjoy the view of the Ngula Dhojyang Pass and the Yamdro valley glacier if weather permitting. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

 

Day 12: Bhajyo to Rachen Gompa: (3240m): 6 hrs

From Bhajyo, we trek down to the Rachen Gompa, which is located in the Siar Khola valley. The monastery was built in the early 20th century, which is the biggest among the monasteries in this valley that has got this type of painting and structure. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

 

Day 13: Rachen Gompa to Chumje (3230m): 5/6hrs

Continue south until a bridge crosses to the west bank then descend again to Chhokangparo. Drop below Chhokangparo on the previous trail for about 2hrs, until a small gompa is reached at Gho (2485m). Then taking the northern route in the lower Tsum Valley, we finally arrive at Chumje via Yaju. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

 

Day 14: Chumje for Bihi (3130m): 4/5hrs

From Chumje, we continue on the northern route through the dramatic landscape in the lower Tsum Valley. Heading through the meadow and passing some houses, we cross the suspension bridge towards the direction of the Manaslu Budhi Gandaki River. Walking further to the Bihi village, take a rest. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

 

Day 15: Bihi to Namrung (2540m): 6 hrs

Having breakfast at Bihi, we begin the trek through the fine and easy trail. Gradually, it leads us through the lush forest that steadily leads us to Namrung with the exciting views of Mt. Manaslu and the surrounding peaks. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

 

Day 16: Namrung to Samagaon (3530m)

We get spectacular Himalayan views from Namrung, as it is the best viewpoint of the Sringi Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal. After the breakfast, we climb up through the terraced hillside and reach to Lihi. We pass through the chhortens and the villages like Sho and Lho.  We get the superb sight of Mt. Manaslu and explore the Ribung Monastery. We are getting high altitude and reach to Sama Gaon for the rest. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

 

Day 17: Acclimatization day at Samagaon.

As aforementioned, we are gaining the altitude, so we spend an extra day to practice acclimatization with a stroll around the village and getting cultural affluence. As an optional itinerary, we hike towards the Manaslu base camp, which is about 7 hours trip gradually. Hike to the Birendra Lake is another option. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

 

Day 18: Samagaon to Samdo (3780m).

The gradual walk heads uphill after the breakfast. Exploring the fantastic views of the Himalayas, especially Manaslu leads us to reach Samdo, which is a Tibetan refugee village. Then we walk through the meadows, which is located close to the Tibetan border. We reach Samdo and take a rest. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

 

Day 19: Trek from Samdo to Dharmashala (4450m).

After having breakfast at Samdo, we cross over the stream and reach the Larke Bazaar, which is  the last market place in this altitude. It was a market thrived by the Tibetan trade for several years. A short walk to Dharmashala warms up for the huge climb tomorrow. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

 

Day 20: Trek from  Dharmashala to Bhimphedi (3740m) via Cross Larkya La pass (5190m).

 From Dharmashala, we begin to climb upwards the Larke La, through the snowy trail. The spectacular snowy peaks of Mt. Manaslu (8163 meters), Himlung Himal (7126meter), Cheo Himal (6820meters), Gyagi Kung, Kang Kuru (6981meters) and the Annapurna II (7937meters) can be explored during the trekking. After a wonderful session at the top, we descend through another side of the pass, descending to Bhimphedi. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

 

Day 21:  Trek from Bhimphedi to Tilije (2300m).

We start to make a gentle climb through paddy fields,  walking further passing the Karcha La Pass. Then we walk through the rhododendron forest all the way walking down to Tilije. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

 

Day 22: Trek from Tilje to Chamje (1410m).

Having breakfast at Tilije, we begin to trek over a small ridge and enjoy walking through the stone paved trail, which passes a village. Crossing the stream, we encounter Mani wall and reach to Thonje village. After a while, we reach to the Annapurna region check point and officially walk through the Annapurna round trail. Heading through Karte village, we reach to Tal and gradually reach to Chamje. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included).

 

Day 23: Drive from Chamje to Kathmandu.

After the breakfast at Chamje, we drive to Kathmandu. It takes about 8-9 hours drive through the Marshyangdi and Trishuli River valley. Arriving in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel. (breakfast lunch Included)

 

Day 24:Departure day your Destination.

On this day, our representative drops you at the airport for the final departure. Thank you very much for trekking with us. See you again.

Includes / Excludes

Cost Include:
*Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle .
*Accommodation in 2 star category Hotel in Kathmandu 3 Nights on BB basis as per the    itinerary.
*City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private Vehicle.
*Necessary permits for trek.
*Transportation  From Kathmandu to Arughat & return from Arughat to  Kathmandu by Vechile.
*Accommodation in guest houses during the trek.
*(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) per day during the trek Drinks- (Tea & Coffiee only on breakfast).
*Fresh fruits after dinner.
*Qualified and experienced guide and porter services.(We will provide 1 porter for 2  trekkers and the maximum weight carried by porter is 25 Kg in total).
*Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staffs.
*All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes.
 
Cost does not include:
* Lunch and dinner in  Kathmandu.
* Drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
* Your travel insurance.
* Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc.
*International airfare and departure airport tax
* Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control
*Monuments fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu & other places.
*Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.
* Sleeping bag and down jacket,medician if necessary.
 

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Duration 21 Days

Grade Easy

Max-Altitude 3700m

Trip Style

Country Nepal

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Tel: 977 01 4427245

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