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Overview

Tsum Valley Trekking in Nepal is the mystic affair and best adventure holiday in Nepal. The Tsum Valley Trek is the best destination for the small group adventure activities. Peregrine Treks team is hailed from the region so that you will feel the authentic local taste in terms of hospitality and information while performing the Nepal trekking. This Tsum Valley Trekking also touches the Manaslu circuit trek and Annapurna Circut Trek.

Tsum Valley Trekking is often described as Tsum Valley Expedition in Tourism circuit. The Tsum refers to Holy Hidden Basin of Happiness. The word Tsum is derived from the word Tibetan word Tsombo. If the legend is to believe then the 8th Aeon Buddhist Saint Padmasambhava accommodated the ambush to eradicate the war, death, and religious persecution. The 18-19 days of Tsum Valley trekking in the mystic Manaslu region comprise of the ancient nunneries, bounded houses, tea houses, monasteries, rural Nepal, flora, fauna and the glacial river. The views of the Ganesh Himal, Himal Chuli, and majestic Mount Manaslu can be savoured to quench your wilderness Himalayan dream.

Trekking Route

Tsum Valley Trekking starts from the Arughat of the Gorkha District and ends at the Lamjung district. Making the complete Manaslu round trek of the lofty hills beside the majestic snow bulked mountains. The continuous friendship with the suspension bridges at Budhi Gandaki river and the rocky ravines would be an enthralling experience to get in this trekking. The continuous change in the ethnic community settlement of people would amaze you thinking about the diversity of vegetation, geography and people in the short walking distance. The 19 days of the amazing trekking in Nepal experience would behold the spirituality inside you and also treats you with the majestic wonders of Mother Nature.

Come with the Peregrine Treks & Expedition team travel with the local expert and feel the chilled mountain air residing amidst the impeccable hospitable Nepalese ethnic communities. The Tsum Valley Trekking offers a deluge of the affable architect as the aisle pursues through beauteous forests of pines and rhododendrons and admirable villages. The affable attributes of Tsubasa- the built-in association of Tsum Valley, active Buddhist Culture and biking through Aboriginal wildlife due to the prohibition of hunting in Buddhist adoration makes Tsum Valley Trekking a memorable and mystic one.

 

Tsum Valley Trekking Itinerary & Other Details

Day 01 – Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport
Day 02 – Trek preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
Day 03 – Kathmandu – Soti Khola (elev. 600 m)
Day 04 -Soti Khola to Mchha Khola Gaon (elev. 1300 m)
Day 05 -Machhakhola to Jagat- (elev. 1410 m)
Day 06 -Jagat – Lokpa (elev. 2040 m)
Day 07 -Lokpa to Chumling (elev. 2386 m)
Day 08 – Chumling to Chhokangparo (elev. 3031 m)
Day 09 -Chhokangparo to Nile (elev. 3361 m)
Day 10 – Nile to Mu Gompa (elev. 3700 m)
Day 11 – Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (elev. 3240)
Day 12 – Rachen Gompa to Gumba Lungdung
Day 13 – Gumba Lungdang to Lokpa (2240 m)
Day 14 – Lokpa to Jagat (elev. 1340)
Day 15 – Jagat to Lapubensi (elev. 900 m)
Day 16 – Lapunbeshi to Arught (elev. 535 m)
Day 17 – Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 18 -Departure

Optional Itinerary (This itinerary covers Manaslu Trekking too)

Day 01:  Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)

Day 02: Full day Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and Trek preparation

Day 03:   Drive up to Sotikhola via Arughat

Day 04:   Sotikhola to Machhakhola 5 hrs leisurely trek

Day 05:   Machhakhola to Thulo Dhunga 4 hrs trek

Day 06:   Thulo Dhunga to Philim 6 hrs trek (checkpoint of Tsum Valley)

Day 07:   Philim to Chumling (Tsum Valley) 8 hrs trek

Day 08:   Chumling to Chhokang Paro (3031m) (Tsum Valley) 6 hrs trek

Day 09:   Chhokang Paro to Mu Gompa (3700 m) (Tsum Valley) 6/7 hrs trek

Day 10:   Mu Gompa to Lar (3245) Tsum valley 3 to 4 hrs trek

Day 11:  Lar – Chumling (2386 m) Tsum Valley 9 hrs trek

Day 12:   Chumling to Pewa (2000 m) (left Tsum valley & start Manaslu trek 5 to 6 hrs trek

Day 13:   Pewa to Ghap (2500m) – 5 / 6 hrs

Day 14:  Ghap to Lho (3180 m) 5 / 6 hrs

Day 15:  Lho to Sama (Ryo) (3520m) 3 to 4 hrs

Day 16:  Sama (Ryo) to Samdo (3850m) – 3 hr. trek

Day 17:  Samdo to Dharamsala (4460m) 3 hrs trek

Day 18:  Dharamsala to Larkya La (5160m) to Bimthang (3720m) – 7 / 9 hrs

Day 19:  Bimthang to Dharapani (1860m trail on Annapurna Circuit) 7/ 8 hrs

Day 20:  Dharapani to Chame (1430m) 4/5 hrs

Day 21:  Chamje to Besisahar to Kathmandu

Day 22:  Departure


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Day 01

Arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport

Your trekking guide will pick you from Tribhuvan International airport and drop you at your pre booked hotel. After taking sometimes rest, s/he will give briefing regarding your trekking

Day 02

Trek preparation and Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

Guide will provide trekking gear list, which should be essential for trekking. Our office representative will make your special permit to Trek in Tsum Valley. After taking breakfast at hotel, your vehicle will be in ready position for sightseeing. Normally, we cover Pashuptinath, Boudhanth, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar square. Sightseeing place can be changed as per your request.

Day 03

Kathmandu - Soti Khola (elev. 600 m)

This day will mostly be riding. The bus trip from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazar takes about seven hours, passing through the lower Ruby Valley. The bus runs until Arughat Bazar when a jeep will take you the rest of the way to Soti Khola where you will spend the night.

Day 04

Soti Khola to Mchha Khola Gaon (elev. 1300 m) –

This is the first day of trekking as the trail follows along the Budhi Gandaki River. The trail rises upwards as it follows the river, with many high overlooks and glimpses of Manaslu on a clear day. You will pass by the hot springs at Tatopani. Machhakholagaon is a pleasant village with good guest houses and good food. Walking time is 6 - 8 hours.

Day 05

Machhakhola to Jagat- (elev. 1410 m) –

Jagat is a pretty village on the west side of the Budhi Gandaki River. It has paving stone streets. Today will pass by Mani Walls and high overlooks above the river. The trail passes through many picturesque villages. Trekking time is 6 - 8 hours.

Day 06

Jagat - Lokpa (elev. 2040 m) –

This day will take you finally into the entrance of Tsum Valley. The trail will cross the Budhi Gandaki River on a long suspension bridge and then up the side of the mountain to the village of Philim. From here, the villages become few and far between. The river continues to narrow until it comes to the confluence of the Syar River from Tsum Valley, where the Tsum Valley leads to the right. The village of Lokpa is the first of the Tsum Valley villages, which offers great views of Manaslu. Trekking time is 6 - 8 hours. The food and lodging at Lokpa are very adequate, and the store here is well stocked.

Day 07

Lokpa to Chumling (elev. 2386 m) –

Lokpa may be the entrance to Tsum Valley, but the real entrance lies beyond the village in a deep, narrow gorge. The trail from Lokpa drops down to the river valley and then up again to Gumling. There are no villages between Lokpa and Gumling. There is a small tea shop at Gumling with is a welcome site. At Gumling, the trail divides. Cross the Syar River and walk to the village of Chumling. Chumling has two places to stay, along with a gombe. Trekking time is 6 - 9 hours.

Day 08

Chumling to Chhokangparo (elev. 3031 m) –

Today's trek will go from the lower to the upper valley. The trail follows along the Syar River down to Domjeand then rises over 500 meters to the largest city in Tsum Valley: Chhokang Paro. The trek takes between 7 and 10 hours. Of special interest is the pretty little village of Gho above Domje. It has an unusual Gomba, and there is a store where you can buy tea and drinks. Spend the night in Chhokang Paro.

Day 09

Chhokangparo to Nile (elev. 3361 m) –

From Chhokang Paro to the Nile, you will pass through a number of villages. This trail is the "highway" through Tsum Valley. The valley is fertile here, although narrow, and you will be able to see the residents farming. Just past Lamagaon is PirenPhu or the cave of St. Milarepa where his footprint is preserved in the rock. The trail continues upwards to the village of Nile. The trek is 4 - 6 hours, with the trip to PirenPhu taking anywhere from 60 - 90 minutes. The cave is located on the side of the mountain, with great views of the valley from the cave monastery.

Day 10

Nile to Mu Gompa (elev. 3700 m) –

Mu Gompa is the northern most point on this trip and is home to a large monastery. This monastery has rooms for visitors where you will spend the night with the monks. Today's trek is shorter, only about 3 - 4 hours.

Day 11

Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (elev. 3240) –

This day will take you from one monastery to another that is under the same Lama. Rachen Gompa is a large monastery, and the return trek will take around 3-4 hours. If you were unable to visit Piren Phu on day 7, this day will offer a second opportunity to visit this religious site.

Day 12

Rachen Gompa to Gumba Lungdung

This trek is a long day, as you will leave the upper valley and at Domje, take the trail to Gumba Langdang. Here is another Gumba that allows visitors to spend the night. The views of the Ganesh Himal Mountains are outstanding from this point. There is no village from Domje to GumbaLungdang. Trekking time is 8 - 12 hours.

Day 13

Gumba Lungdang to Lokpa (2240 m) –

Another long day of trekking as you leave Lungdang Lokpa and pass through Domje and back to Lokpa. The trail will drop back through the gorge that forms the entrance into Tsum Valley along the Syar River. Spend the night again at Lokpa. Trekking time is 7 - 10 hours.

Day 14

Lokpa to Jagat (elev. 1340) –

This is a day of retracing steps as you leave Tsum Valley and rejoin the Budhi Gandaki River. The trail will hug the side of the mountain high above the river. Spend the night once more in Jagat. Today's travel time is 6 - 8 hours).

Day 15

Jagat to Lapubensi (elev. 900 m) –

The trail winds its way down along the river. You will cross the river a couple of times on suspension bridges before coming to the pretty little village of Lapu Bensi where you will spend the night. Trekking time is 7 - 9 hours.

Day 16

Lapunbeshi to Arught (elev. 535 m) –

It is a short 3 - 4-hour walk to Soti Khola where you will pick up a jeep to Arughat Bazar. There you will spend the night, and actually, have a warm bath and a wider menu choice at the hotels.

Day 17

Drive back to Kathmandu

This day will be travelling back to the city on a bus and a chance to relax after days of trekking. We will provide farewell dinner for you from company.

Day 18

Departure

Your guide will support you to go up to Airport for goodbye.

Includes

  • Room in best available lodge and all meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during trekking
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation in private vehicle as per itinerary
  • Flight tickets as per itinerary
  • City tour with tour guide as per itinerary
  • All entrance fees during sightseeing
  • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistance guide for more than 5 trekkers
  • One porter for two trekkers
  • Guide, porter and other necessary staff salaries, insurance, accommodation and food, and airfares if necessary
  • Sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, achievement certificate and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary Permit and TIMS
  • First Aid Medical kit or necessary normal medicine
  • Seasonal fruits during trek
  • All applicable government and local taxes

Excludes

  • Nepal visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Hotel accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu because of early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, early return from mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • International airfares
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, pot of tea etc.) during trekking
  • Tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s), tipping is not mandatory but expected
 

Trip Facts

Destination:Nepal
Duration:20 nights 21 days
Group Size:2 to 16
Arrival on:Tribhuban Airport
Departure:Kathmandu
Max Altitude:Larke-La 5160 m.
Difficulty:Moderate
Accomodation:3 star hotel in KTM
Meals:Breakfast, lunch, Diner

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