Tsum Valley Trek
Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley Trek

The Tsum valley is situated in the Trans Himalayan border of Nepal and Tibet (China) and is considered one of the most sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley. It was opened for trekking in 2008. The valley is drained by the Shear Khola, which originates ...

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Trip Facts

Duration: 19 Nights / 20 Days    |    Best Month: March to May & September to November    |    Trip Grade: Moderate / Challenging    |    Maximum Altitude: 4085 m    |    Trekking Hour Per Day: 5 to 6 hrs daily    |    Starting Point: Arughat    |    End Point: Arughat    |    Mode of Travel: Drive In / Out    |    Number of Pax: Min. 2    |    Style of Trek: Camping / Tea House

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The Tsum valley is situated in the Trans Himalayan border of Nepal and Tibet (China) and is considered one of the most sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley. It was opened for trekking in 2008. The valley is drained by the Shear Khola, which originates from the western glacier of Ganesh Himal and east and southern glaciers of Sringi Himal and meets the Budhi Gandaki at Nyak.

Tsum' comes from the Tibetan word 'Tsombo', which means clear. The Tsum valley is surrounded by the Boudha Himal and Himalchuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south & Sringi Himal to North. This serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. The local people of Tsum Valley belong to Tibetan origin, speak unique dialect and practice Bon religion. This trek starts at Arughat and the trail follows the winding Budhi Gandaki River until it reaches the first elevated Tsum vValley with magnificent view of the Ganesh Himal and other surrounding peaks. The trails 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.

Tsum valley has a long history of Buddhism. The Buddhist saint Milarewa is believed to be meditated in the caves of these mountains. Traditionally the valley had distinct geographical called “Tsum Tso Chuksum”, which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. The ancient remains of the Tsum Kingdom are still visible today. The valley also boasts some unique and historic monasteries, including Rachen Gumba and Mu Gumba, which lie on a pretty plateau nestled in the lap of the valley, and Gumba Lungdang, situated at the base of a conical hill against the main slope of Ganesh Himal.

In fact, Tsum valley is geographically and culturally distinct area and we don’t find any development till date. As a result, the unique culture of this valley has remained intact. The people still practice their traditional culture and speak Tibetan dialect.

 

 

 

  1. Tsum Valley Trek Itinerary

    Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
    Day 02: Trekking preparation day
    Day 03: Drive to Arughat (606 m) 6 – 7 hrs
    Day 04: Trek to Liding (860 m) – 6 hrs
    Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola (883m) (4 - 5 hours). Overnight lodge
    Day 06: Trek to Jagat (1,415 m) (5 - 6 hours).
    Day 07: Trek to Lokpa (2,040m)
    Day 08: Trek to Chumling (2,363 m)
    Day 09: Trek to Chhokangparo (3,010 m)
    Day 10: Trek to Chhule-Nile (3,361 m)
    Day 11: Trek to Mu Gompa (3,700 m) 4 – 5 hrs
    Day 12: Rest day
    Day 13: Trek to Bhajyo (4,030 m) and descend to Rachen Gompa (3,240 m) – 5 hrs
    Day 14: Descend to Dumje (2,440m)
    Day 15: Descend to to Lokpa (2,040m)
    Day 16: Trek to Tatopani (990 m)
    Day 17: Trek to Soti Khola (720 m)
    Day 18: Trek to Arughat Bazar (606 m)
    Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu by bus (6-7 hrs)
    Day 20: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
Whats included in this trip Items that are covered in the cost of trip price.

•Manaslu Conservation Area Permit
•All airport transfers
•All land transportation as per itinerary
•Food, lodging, insurance and other expenses of trekking crew
•Special Permit fees
•Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
•Two men tent accommodation while on trek
•Dining tent, toilet tent, Chairs, Tables etc.
•Camping crew including guide/leader, assistant guides, cook, kitchen helpers & porters
•Their wages, food, insurance & accommodation
•Complete camping equipment
•Food (3 meals a day with tea, coffee and hot juice )
•TIMS card
•Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Whats not included in this trip Items that are covered in the cost of trip price.

*International flight
*Nepal visa fee
•Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
•Any activities in Kathmandu
•Personal equipment and clothing
•Insurance
•Cold drinks and alcoholic beverages
•Personal expenses
•Tips to the crew
•Any other things not mentioned in the itinerary
•Emergency rescue by helicopter

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Departure Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Single Supplement  
Apr 11 – Apr 30, 2018
Available
Lodge Trek- US$2070 & Camping Trek US$2840/ Person on a double occupancy basis
US$230
Oct 09 – Oct 28, 2018
Available
Lodge Trek- US$2070 & Camping Trek US$2840/ Person on a double occupancy basis
US$230