Tsum Valley Trekking - (16 Days )

  • Overview
  • Tour Duration 16 Days Group Size +2
    Grade advance Max Altitude 5160 m.
    Starting Point Kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
    Accommodation
    Meals
    Transportation

    Tsum Valley Trekking 

     

    Tsum Valley, or Chum Valley  Manaslu trek, is located in the northernmost part of the Gorkha district of Nepal.
     Tsum Valley is popularly known as the "Hidden Valley" owing to its remoteness, and years of isolation from the outside world. Tsum comes 's from the Tibetan word "Tsombo" which means "Lively" and the village inhabitant's are called Tsumba people. The local people are devout Buddist's and follow the teachings of Guru Rinpoche.
    The Tsum valley continue's to preserve its ancient Buddhist culture and natural treasure's. The trail is very beautiful and interesting, with beautiful stream's and river's, towering mountain's, cascading waterfall's and hot mountain spring's, the trail is strewn with artistic chorten's and lined with Mani wall's, made from thousand's of stone slab's carved with details and prayers.
    Traditionally Tsum Valley was a distinct geographical area called "Tsum to Chuksum" which mean's thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. The ancient remain's of the Tsum kingdom are still visible today.T sum valley is also considered a home to the legendary and elusive Yetis.
    Tsum Valley's acquaintance with Tibet ensures this is a unique and unforgettable trek, rich in culture, beauty, and wildlife, especially the Himalayan Thar, and Blue sheep which congregate in herds of 50 to 200.
    As previously mentioned on the Tsum Valley trek, you will come across some unique and historic monasteries, including Rachen Gumba and Mu-Gumba which lie on a beautiful 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. Although Tsum Valley and Manaslu can be taken as independent Trek's, we have combined the two beautiful route's to offer you the best experience of the Himalaya's local culture and nature.
    If the given itinerary is not suited to your time frame, and interest's etc, please let us know at (Adventure White Himalaya Treks).whereupon we will be more then happy to tailor an itinerary that suits your requirements, to ensure that you have a memorable and unforgettable trek of a lifetime.

     

    Outline Itinerary

     

    Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport of Kathmandu
    Day 02: A free day for trekking preparation
    Day 03: Kathmandu Drive to Arughat to Sotikhola (710 m)
    Day 04: Soti trek to Machhakhola (869m), 6-7 hours
    Day 05: Machhehkhola trek to Jagat (1,340m), 5-6 hours
    Day 06: Jagat trek to Lok Pa (2,240m), 5-6 hours 
    Day 07: Lok Pa trek to Chumling (2,386m), 6-7 hours
    Day 08: Chumling trek to Nile/Chile (3,300m), 6-7 hours 
    Day 09: Nile/Chile trek to Mu Gompa (3,700 m) 4-5 hours 
    Day 10: Mu Gompa trek to Chumling
    Day 11: Chumling trek to Phillip
    Day 12: Phillip trek to Khorlabesi
    Day 13: Khorlabesi trek to Soti Khola(730m)
    Day 14: Soti Khola drive to Kathmandu 
    Day 15: Fly Home 

  • Detail Itinerary
    • Day 1 Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport of Kathmandu
      You are greeted with a warm welcome from our staff at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Then you are whisked away to your hotel in private transportation where our guide will brief on the programs on days ahead.
    • Day 2 Kathmandu Valley sightseeing
      You will be spending a day touring UNESCO world heritage sites, Boudhanath the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, famous stupa on hill Swayambhunath, historical Kathmandu Durbar Square and the biggest Hindu shrine Pashupatinath. After sightseeing these wonders, you will be briefed about days ahead on the trek.
    • Day 3 Kathmandu to Arughat/Sotikhola (710 m) 7-8 hours drive
      This phase of the itinerary begin with breakfast and a morning drive to Dhading Besi along side winding roads, beautiful hilly landscape, twisting rivers. After Dhading Besi, we will be arriving at Arughat through circuitious dirt road which is little bumpy and finally to Sotikhola for an overnight stay.
    • Day 4 Soti trek to Machhakhola (869 m), 6-7 hours
      Our journey continues with enticing hilly landscape with equally beautiful villages, waterfalls, rice fields through serpentine roads. We pass through Riden Gaon, Lambesi and Labubesi on our way. We will cross Budhi Gandaki river before reaching Machhakhola for overnight stay.
    • Day 5 Machhakhola trek to Jagat (1,340 m), 6-7 hours
      The trail from Jagat descends to the pleasant village of Salleri. It also has a slate paved main street and friendly villagers. About 2 and half hours from Jagat you reach Sirdibas (1430m), a compact village with nice stone houses and slate roofs. We then pass the small village of Ghote Khola before crossing the Budhi Gandaki on one of the longest suspension bridges of this trek, followed by a steep climb to Philim. Above Philim the sheer scale and the feeling of being truly amongst the mighty Himalaya is evident at every turn. We cross the Budhi Gandaki yet again, the trail hugging the cliff-side, up and over ridge backs, as we gaze across the valley at cascading waterfalls. Within two hours the trail splits, with one route heading northwest up the Manaslu Circuit towards the Larkye La pass, and our route heading northeast along the Syar river toward the Tsum Valley. After a steep climb through pine forest the trail levels out and we reach the Lokpa where there is a small teahouse on the main trail a few hundred meters below the village.
    • Day 6 Lok Pa trek to Chumling (2,386m), 6-7 hours
      Although we will only gain a few hundred meters altitude overall today it will be up and down all the way along the steep valley walls above the Syar river. We start by descending down to the river, then climb steeply and staying high above the river for a long stretch before returning to cross an old bridge to the north side. From here it’s a steady climb up to Chumling, surrounded by open meadows and planted fields that contrast starkly with the deep forest on the opposite side of the valley. We will overnight at the spacious teahouse here with splendid views. Across the valley we can spot the trail leading through Ripchet, an alternate route from Lok Pa.
    • Day 7 Chumling trek to Nile/Chule (3,300m), 6-7 hours
      After an easy start today along a gentle downward trail we’ll cross the river again. From here it’s mostly straight up for a few hours, first through a mix of pine and deciduous forest, then opening up to arid terrain of the high plateau with broad meadows and squat shrubbery. As we crest the plateau about 15 minutes before reaching Chukkum Paro the Tsum Valley opens up and we see the full breadth and depth of this geological wonder. When we reach Chukkum village we have lunch in there and we heading to our target Nile/Chule. It’s an easy hike along well-constructed trailsand through primitive yet quite neat little villages toward the larger villages of Chule and Nile, which face weach other on opposite sides of the Syar river at the base of the comma-shaped, steep valley leading up to Mu Gompa. A huge headwall with an icy waterfall dominates the background of Chule. About 100 meters above the village looms a 700-year-old Buddhist monastery that we can visit before or after crossing the river to Nile where we will stay in a comfortable and hospitable local home. This will be a relatively easy day with lots of time in the afternoon for relaxation and exploration
    • Day 8 Nile/Chule trek to Mu Gompa (3,700 m) 4-5 hours
      We will start the trek early alongside the Syar river leading up the valley to Mu Gompa. The trail steepens sharply as we approach the Gompa after an hour or two of hiking. We will still be engulfed in the shadows of the deep valley but will see the monastery above us lit up brightly as the sun’s rays spill unfettered down another high valley to the east, as through a window. There will be plenty of time to explore the monastery complex and its gompa. The views looking back down the valley toward Ganesh Himal are spectacular, with the stark valley terrain serving as a perfect backdrop for the sparkling whiteness of the snow-capped peaks surrounding us. Depending on our trek pace and group interests it may also be possible to explore other gompas and vistas in the mountains surrounding Mu Gompa. There are overnight accommodations at Mu Gompa where we will have the option of staying, or return to Nile (one and a half hours away) for the night.
    • Day 9 Mu Gompa trek to Chumling
      As we start to make our way down the valley you will have a different mountain views, dominated by the broad face of Ganesh Himal. You should also have a fresh and well-informed perspective on the region and its culture as you revisit the villages and people along the route home. Along the way we will stop at Ranchen Gompa, a sprawling nunnery that hosts hundreds of Buddhist aspirants from around the world each year. As we approach Chumling the terrain will once again be transformed, this time from arid high plains to verdant forests.
    • Day 10 Chumling trek to Phillim
      We descend rapidly from the Tsum Valley today, although not without some challenging ascents and descents on the valley walls, before reaching Lok Pa where we will have lunch. From Lok Pa, we soon meet the Budhi Gandaki river again as we make our way back to Phillim. At the juncture of the Syar and Budhi Ghandaki below Lok Pa the trail splits off to the Manaslu Circuit route heading northwest. This is where the combined Manaslu/Tsum trek route diverges, while we continue south. Our overnight accommodations at the Phillim guest house will offer significantly more comfort and services than we’ve had access to up in the Tsum Valley. From here to Arughat we will be staying again in guest houses rather than homestays.
    • Day 11 Phillim trek to Khorlabesi
      Although there will still be some ups and down as we pick our way over landslides and narrow valley trails on both sides of the river, the going will be much easier from here on. Khorlabesi is a friendly little village with the distinction of having very good “local coffee”.
    • Day 12 Khorlabesi trek to Soti Khola(730m)
      We continue our return along the downward slope of the Budhi Ghandaki. Before reaching Lapubesi we again reach a suspension bridge that we crossed on the way up the valley. Coming from this direction we will see several magnificent, interconnected waterfalls cascading down the in front of us. At our teahouse accommodations in Soti Khola we can enjoy beautiful vistas over the river and across the high valley.
    • Day 13 Soti Khola drive to Kathmandu
    • Day 14 Departure from Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Trip Includes/Excludes
    • Airport pick-up and drop-off services
    • Special trekking permit for Manaslu area
    • Entry permits for Manaslu Conservation Area and Annapurna Area
    • One trekking guide
    • Porter/s (one porter carries up to 25 kg of luggage for 2 persons)
    • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
    • Accommodation in lodges/local house
    • Sleeping bags & down jackets if required
    • All land transportation by regular public bus
    • Insurance and equipment's for the guide and porters
    • First Aid Kit
    • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, you should have travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)
    • One farewell dinner with live cultural show at authentic Nepali restaurant
    • All tax, VAT and company service charge
    • Nepal entree visa: you can get a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by Paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
    • International airfare
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water bottle, hot shower during the trekking etc.)
    • Personal trekking equipment and clothing
    • Any donation and monuments entrance fee
    • Tips for guides and porters
  • Departure Dates
  • No departure dates as of now
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Trip Introduction

Tour Duration 16 Days Group Size +2
Grade advance Max Altitude 5160 m.
Starting Point Kathmandu Ending Point Kathmandu
Accommodation
Meals
Transportation

Tsum Valley Trekking 

 

Tsum Valley, or Chum Valley  Manaslu trek, is located in the northernmost part of the Gorkha district of Nepal.
 Tsum Valley is popularly known as the "Hidden Valley" owing to its remoteness, and years of isolation from the outside world. Tsum comes 's from the Tibetan word "Tsombo" which means "Lively" and the village inhabitant's are called Tsumba people. The local people are devout Buddist's and follow the teachings of Guru Rinpoche.
The Tsum valley continue's to preserve its ancient Buddhist culture and natural treasure's. The trail is very beautiful and interesting, with beautiful stream's and river's, towering mountain's, cascading waterfall's and hot mountain spring's, the trail is strewn with artistic chorten's and lined with Mani wall's, made from thousand's of stone slab's carved with details and prayers.
Traditionally Tsum Valley was a distinct geographical area called "Tsum to Chuksum" which mean's thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. The ancient remain's of the Tsum kingdom are still visible today.T sum valley is also considered a home to the legendary and elusive Yetis.
Tsum Valley's acquaintance with Tibet ensures this is a unique and unforgettable trek, rich in culture, beauty, and wildlife, especially the Himalayan Thar, and Blue sheep which congregate in herds of 50 to 200.
As previously mentioned on the Tsum Valley trek, you will come across some unique and historic monasteries, including Rachen Gumba and Mu-Gumba which lie on a beautiful 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. Although Tsum Valley and Manaslu can be taken as independent Trek's, we have combined the two beautiful route's to offer you the best experience of the Himalaya's local culture and nature.
If the given itinerary is not suited to your time frame, and interest's etc, please let us know at (Adventure White Himalaya Treks).whereupon we will be more then happy to tailor an itinerary that suits your requirements, to ensure that you have a memorable and unforgettable trek of a lifetime.

 

Outline Itinerary

 

Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport of Kathmandu
Day 02: A free day for trekking preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu Drive to Arughat to Sotikhola (710 m)
Day 04: Soti trek to Machhakhola (869m), 6-7 hours
Day 05: Machhehkhola trek to Jagat (1,340m), 5-6 hours
Day 06: Jagat trek to Lok Pa (2,240m), 5-6 hours 
Day 07: Lok Pa trek to Chumling (2,386m), 6-7 hours
Day 08: Chumling trek to Nile/Chile (3,300m), 6-7 hours 
Day 09: Nile/Chile trek to Mu Gompa (3,700 m) 4-5 hours 
Day 10: Mu Gompa trek to Chumling
Day 11: Chumling trek to Phillip
Day 12: Phillip trek to Khorlabesi
Day 13: Khorlabesi trek to Soti Khola(730m)
Day 14: Soti Khola drive to Kathmandu 
Day 15: Fly Home 

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport of Kathmandu
    You are greeted with a warm welcome from our staff at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Then you are whisked away to your hotel in private transportation where our guide will brief on the programs on days ahead.
  • Day 2 Kathmandu Valley sightseeing
    You will be spending a day touring UNESCO world heritage sites, Boudhanath the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, famous stupa on hill Swayambhunath, historical Kathmandu Durbar Square and the biggest Hindu shrine Pashupatinath. After sightseeing these wonders, you will be briefed about days ahead on the trek.
  • Day 3 Kathmandu to Arughat/Sotikhola (710 m) 7-8 hours drive
    This phase of the itinerary begin with breakfast and a morning drive to Dhading Besi along side winding roads, beautiful hilly landscape, twisting rivers. After Dhading Besi, we will be arriving at Arughat through circuitious dirt road which is little bumpy and finally to Sotikhola for an overnight stay.
  • Day 4 Soti trek to Machhakhola (869 m), 6-7 hours
    Our journey continues with enticing hilly landscape with equally beautiful villages, waterfalls, rice fields through serpentine roads. We pass through Riden Gaon, Lambesi and Labubesi on our way. We will cross Budhi Gandaki river before reaching Machhakhola for overnight stay.
  • Day 5 Machhakhola trek to Jagat (1,340 m), 6-7 hours
    The trail from Jagat descends to the pleasant village of Salleri. It also has a slate paved main street and friendly villagers. About 2 and half hours from Jagat you reach Sirdibas (1430m), a compact village with nice stone houses and slate roofs. We then pass the small village of Ghote Khola before crossing the Budhi Gandaki on one of the longest suspension bridges of this trek, followed by a steep climb to Philim. Above Philim the sheer scale and the feeling of being truly amongst the mighty Himalaya is evident at every turn. We cross the Budhi Gandaki yet again, the trail hugging the cliff-side, up and over ridge backs, as we gaze across the valley at cascading waterfalls. Within two hours the trail splits, with one route heading northwest up the Manaslu Circuit towards the Larkye La pass, and our route heading northeast along the Syar river toward the Tsum Valley. After a steep climb through pine forest the trail levels out and we reach the Lokpa where there is a small teahouse on the main trail a few hundred meters below the village.
  • Day 6 Lok Pa trek to Chumling (2,386m), 6-7 hours
    Although we will only gain a few hundred meters altitude overall today it will be up and down all the way along the steep valley walls above the Syar river. We start by descending down to the river, then climb steeply and staying high above the river for a long stretch before returning to cross an old bridge to the north side. From here it’s a steady climb up to Chumling, surrounded by open meadows and planted fields that contrast starkly with the deep forest on the opposite side of the valley. We will overnight at the spacious teahouse here with splendid views. Across the valley we can spot the trail leading through Ripchet, an alternate route from Lok Pa.
  • Day 7 Chumling trek to Nile/Chule (3,300m), 6-7 hours
    After an easy start today along a gentle downward trail we’ll cross the river again. From here it’s mostly straight up for a few hours, first through a mix of pine and deciduous forest, then opening up to arid terrain of the high plateau with broad meadows and squat shrubbery. As we crest the plateau about 15 minutes before reaching Chukkum Paro the Tsum Valley opens up and we see the full breadth and depth of this geological wonder. When we reach Chukkum village we have lunch in there and we heading to our target Nile/Chule. It’s an easy hike along well-constructed trailsand through primitive yet quite neat little villages toward the larger villages of Chule and Nile, which face weach other on opposite sides of the Syar river at the base of the comma-shaped, steep valley leading up to Mu Gompa. A huge headwall with an icy waterfall dominates the background of Chule. About 100 meters above the village looms a 700-year-old Buddhist monastery that we can visit before or after crossing the river to Nile where we will stay in a comfortable and hospitable local home. This will be a relatively easy day with lots of time in the afternoon for relaxation and exploration
  • Day 8 Nile/Chule trek to Mu Gompa (3,700 m) 4-5 hours
    We will start the trek early alongside the Syar river leading up the valley to Mu Gompa. The trail steepens sharply as we approach the Gompa after an hour or two of hiking. We will still be engulfed in the shadows of the deep valley but will see the monastery above us lit up brightly as the sun’s rays spill unfettered down another high valley to the east, as through a window. There will be plenty of time to explore the monastery complex and its gompa. The views looking back down the valley toward Ganesh Himal are spectacular, with the stark valley terrain serving as a perfect backdrop for the sparkling whiteness of the snow-capped peaks surrounding us. Depending on our trek pace and group interests it may also be possible to explore other gompas and vistas in the mountains surrounding Mu Gompa. There are overnight accommodations at Mu Gompa where we will have the option of staying, or return to Nile (one and a half hours away) for the night.
  • Day 9 Mu Gompa trek to Chumling
    As we start to make our way down the valley you will have a different mountain views, dominated by the broad face of Ganesh Himal. You should also have a fresh and well-informed perspective on the region and its culture as you revisit the villages and people along the route home. Along the way we will stop at Ranchen Gompa, a sprawling nunnery that hosts hundreds of Buddhist aspirants from around the world each year. As we approach Chumling the terrain will once again be transformed, this time from arid high plains to verdant forests.
  • Day 10 Chumling trek to Phillim
    We descend rapidly from the Tsum Valley today, although not without some challenging ascents and descents on the valley walls, before reaching Lok Pa where we will have lunch. From Lok Pa, we soon meet the Budhi Gandaki river again as we make our way back to Phillim. At the juncture of the Syar and Budhi Ghandaki below Lok Pa the trail splits off to the Manaslu Circuit route heading northwest. This is where the combined Manaslu/Tsum trek route diverges, while we continue south. Our overnight accommodations at the Phillim guest house will offer significantly more comfort and services than we’ve had access to up in the Tsum Valley. From here to Arughat we will be staying again in guest houses rather than homestays.
  • Day 11 Phillim trek to Khorlabesi
    Although there will still be some ups and down as we pick our way over landslides and narrow valley trails on both sides of the river, the going will be much easier from here on. Khorlabesi is a friendly little village with the distinction of having very good “local coffee”.
  • Day 12 Khorlabesi trek to Soti Khola(730m)
    We continue our return along the downward slope of the Budhi Ghandaki. Before reaching Lapubesi we again reach a suspension bridge that we crossed on the way up the valley. Coming from this direction we will see several magnificent, interconnected waterfalls cascading down the in front of us. At our teahouse accommodations in Soti Khola we can enjoy beautiful vistas over the river and across the high valley.
  • Day 13 Soti Khola drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 14 Departure from Tribhuwan International Airport

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Trip Includes/ Excludes

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services
  • Special trekking permit for Manaslu area
  • Entry permits for Manaslu Conservation Area and Annapurna Area
  • One trekking guide
  • Porter/s (one porter carries up to 25 kg of luggage for 2 persons)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Accommodation in lodges/local house
  • Sleeping bags & down jackets if required
  • All land transportation by regular public bus
  • Insurance and equipment's for the guide and porters
  • First Aid Kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, you should have travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)
  • One farewell dinner with live cultural show at authentic Nepali restaurant
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge
  • Nepal entree visa: you can get a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by Paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • International airfare
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water bottle, hot shower during the trekking etc.)
  • Personal trekking equipment and clothing
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fee
  • Tips for guides and porters

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