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The Tusm Valley lying in the Northern Parts of Manasalu was restrict region until 2008.Then trekking route and trials has been discovered no long go which region makes this region raw undiscover and worth place travelling to. Tsum Valley was once parts of Tibet which is why the religion art lifestyle monastery, prayer flags, all portray the Tibetan culture. This valley is completely different from all the trekking routes as once can find variation not only the lifestyle and culture but also in vegetation geography and land scopes. During the trek trekkers can realize the sub- tropical region slowly changing in to the semi aird region, the changing in climate and the changing water as well.
The trip Tsum Valley begins in the sightseen in the UNESCO world heritage site in Kathmandu and by driving to Sotikhola the next day. Sotikhola is the starting trekking of our first day. Following the trial, we witness the beautiful Rhododendron forests pine forest, conifer forest, and various waterfall along the way. The view of the Himalaya hides and seeks time and again throughout the trial. We are also visited monasteries like Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa etc. And explorer the Tibetean culture and traditions. Some of the mountain that can be witnessed during the trek including the Ganesh Himal, Siring Himal and Boudha Himal ranges. This region is less expose thus is a less touristy areas which makes the trials unbeaten the gompa unexplored and the story unheard.
Arrival Tribhuvan International Airport (1,300 m)
Trekking preparing day OR Kathmandu sightseen
Drive from kathmandu to Sotikhola (700 m) 7 hrs. by jeep overnight stay at local teahouse
Sotikhola trek to Machha Khola (870 m) 6hrs of trekking overnight stay at local lodge
Machhakhola trek to Jagat (1,340 m) 6 hrs. of trek overnight stay at local tea house
Jagat trek to Lokpa (2,240 m) 5 hrs. of trekking overnight stay at local teahouse
Lokpa trek to Chumling (2,386 m)6 hrs. of trek (lower Tsum valley)
Chumling trek to Chokhangparo (3,030 m) 5hrs. of walking (upper Tsum valley)
Chokhangparo trek to Nile (3,360 m) 6 hrs. of walking
Nile trek to Mu Gompa (3,700 m) 6 hrs. of walking overnight stay at local lodge
Rest day or accomilization day overnight stay at lodge
Mu Gompa trek to Burgi village (3,245 m) via Milarepa Cave 5 hrs. of trek overnight stay at teahouse
Burgi Village trek to Chumling (2,385 m)6 hrs. of trek overnight stay at local tea house
Chumling trek to Philim (1,700 m) 6 hrs. of trek
Philim trek to Khorlabesi (930 m) 7 hrs. of trek
Khorlabesi trek to Soti Khola (730 m) 6 hrs. of trek
Sotikhola drive to Kathmandu by Jeep 7hrs of driving
Departure to Tribhuvan International Airport
Arrival at Tribhuvan international Airport (1,300 m)
Our airport representative will be receiving at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu. He will be displaying an Adventure White Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be receiving and transfer to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.
Trekking preparation day OR Kathmandu sight seen
If you don’t have any trekking gears you should by some trekking (Trekking boot, sunglass, down jacket, sleeping bag, sunblock creams, Ski pole, trouser and shocks, one pairs of sandal, woolen hat and woolen shocks lip guard, some dry foods and candy as well etc.) gears you almost prepare from your country you can do Kathmandu sight seen. Normally Kathmandu have most important five places (Kathmandu durbar square, Patan durbarsqure, Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanarth stupa and Swoyambhunatrh stupa) you can explore around the city by private tourist vehicle. There is different religious aspect of different types of religious people they have own tradition and customs of society which are quite unique.
Kathmandu drive to Sotikhola (700 m) by Jeep over night stay at local tea house
After the morning breakfast we leave for Sotikhola the starting point of our trek. From Kathmandu to Dhadingbesi is 3 hrs. by comfortable drive after Dhadingbesi which will be 4 hrs. bumpy and winding dust road to Sotikhola. Total drive for the day will approximately be 7 hrs.
Sotikhola trek to Machha Khola (900 m) 6 hrs. of trek
Today we start walking to Machhekhola. The trial is quiet ups and down and goes through narrow rocky terrain. We come across many beautiful water falls. Before reaching 5the Machhakhola we pass through the Lapubesi village where most of them are Gurung community people live there. After walking for almost 6 hrs. we arrived at our destination for the day which is Machha khola then overnight stay at local tea house.
Machhakhola trek to Jagat (1,340 m) 6 hrs. of walking
After morning breakfast, we start our trip to Jagat. After crossing Machhakhola and Khorlabesi there is hot spring we called Tatopani. The trial follows a forest reaching the Dovan, below which flow the Budi Gandaki. As the elevation increase the rapid and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. The we will stay at local lodge.
Jagat trek to Lokpa (2,240 m) 6 hrs. of trek
The early morning trek makes us climb through a rocky ridge up to Sellari from where we descend down towards Sirdibas. The valley widens as the trial take us to ghattekhola and upstream to wads the Gurung village Phillim. Walking towards the northern direction through the forest we reach the Chasapani. Leaving the Chasapani we cross the George walk for around half an hour only to arrive at beautiful water fall. Then we walk in to the Pine and Rhododendron forest, descend down the trial to wards Tsum valley to Lokpa then over night stay at local tea house.
Trek to Chumling (2,370 m) hrs. of trek
Today is tough day as the altitude increase and the trial is mostly ascending too. The panoramic view of Himalaya hides and seek time again throughout the trial. We walk down beautiful village of Lungwa khola and then ascend through Pine forest to Gumlung. After crossing the Sirya khola we finally reach the Chumling the lower Tusm valley famous for chumling Gompa and the stone paved street of the village. Then overnight stay at teahouse.
Trek to Chokhangparo (3,030 m) hrs. of trek
The trek starts with crossing the suspension bridge.
We walk on the other side and enjoying views of Ganesh Hemal walk towards the Rain jam towards the Sherpu khola. We cross the more bridge and head towards a village Named Gho.Wer walk further 2hrs. to finally walk to the upper Tsum valley and reach the Chokhangparo.Then overnight stay at Local guesthouse.
Trek to Nile (3360 m) 7 hrs. of trek
Today there is strong rise in altitude and the ascent in the trial too. We walk pass the Lama on crossing suspension bridge towards the Richen Gompa also known as Nunnery Gompa. After making a visit to the gompa we return back on the trial. We pass through the Shiar khola, Lar, Phurbeand pangdun village Many Buddhist Monasteries cross the final bridge before reaching Nile. There is monastery at Chule nearby to Nile which can be visited after resting at Nile. Then overnight stay at local lodge.
Trek to Mu Gompa (3,700 m)
The trial today takes us closer or the Tibetan border. We walk through the best bank of the valley through Tibetan landscape. After walking for around 3 to 4 hours we finally reach the Mu Gompa. Then overnight stay at local teahouse.
Accommolitilized day at Mu Gompa
Today we spent the day resting and explore the MU Gompa the other Tibetan Landscape and the most remote area of Tsum valley Mu Gompa is the largest Monastery in the region. After completing the exploration at Mu Gompa, we can also consider walking to the base of the Pika Himal (4865 m). Then overnight stay at local teahouse
Trek to Burgi village (3,245 m)
Today we walk to back the trial to Chhule and Phurbe. On the east bank of Shire khola we arrived at Burgi village. This village is small and beautiful. We clamp up the Milarepa cave famous for the mesmerizing view of Kipu Himal, Churke Himal and Poshyop Galcier. Then overnight stay at local lodge.
Trek to Chumling (2,385 m)
We walk back to the trial enjoying the dense Pine and Rhododendron on forest descending down to Chokhangparo and the walking towards the lower Tusm valley Chumling. Then overnight stay at local teahouse.
Trek to Phillim (1,700 m)
The walk today will be of 5 to 6 hours. Descending down to Lokpa enjoying the gorgeous Samba Falls we finally reach the Phillim then overnight stay at local teahouse.
Trek to Khorlabesi (930 m)
We walk down towards Sirdibas then to Jagat and further to descend to Yaruphant. The Tibetan arid climate can be seen gradually changing over to the subtropical green vegetation. We continue to descending down towards Dovan and finally reaching Tatopani. There is hot spring at Tatopni at Tatopani, if preferred one can take dip into it to relax the tired muscles. We further walk down and finally reach the Khorlabesi.Then overnight stay at local teahouse.
Trek to Sotikhola (730 m)
The trial today is mostly a decent. We walk down the trial cross suspension bridge, walk back to Machhekhola walk along the Budi Gandaki river Pass the Gurung village of Lapubesi the water falls a village name Khursane walk cross the pine forest cross the bridge and finally arrived Sotikhola.Then overnight stay at Local teahouse at Sotikhola.
Drive to Kathmandu by jeep
We will be drive back to Kathmandu. If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan Jungle safari, River rafting, Kathmandu day tour, Mountain biking activities.
In the evening we will be in Kathmandu then we will be joined as farewell dinner with cultural show performance. Then overnight stay at Thamel hotel.
Your departure to Tribhuvan International Airport
Our airport representative departure to Tribhuvan international Airport by our private tourist vehicle.
Cost Included (✓)
✓ Entry permit for restricted area Manasalu
✓ Airport pick up(Company Name Plate) & drop off service by private tourist vehicle.
✓ Accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
✓ All your standard Meals during the lodge to lodge during the trek(Breakfasts,Lunches and Dinners).
✓ Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek.
✓ Nepal Government license on holder English speaking trekking guide.
✓ The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests below 25 kg.).
✓ Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staf
✓ Entry permit for Tsum Valley conservation area
✓ All land transportation from Kathmandu to Sotikhola then Kathmandu
✓ One guide for below seven persons Above Seven below fifteen persons another guide will be add like same in groupism
✓ Sleeping bag for negative twenty temperature certificate will be provided by Adventure White Himalaya Treks Pvt.Ltd.
✓ Guide and porter’s salary
✓ Insurance for guide and porters
✓ Certificate of achievement while you back from the treks
✓ Farewell dinner at the last day of you back from the trek
Cost Excluded (✗)
✗ Emergency mountain medical rescue (provided by your insurance company please buy it in your country you can’t buy it in Nepal)
✗ Personal nature of expenses such as drinking water, hot shower Wi-Fi etc.
✗ Lunch and dinner in city
✗ Your personal trekking gears
✗ Food and accommodation in city
✗ Light weight trekking boot
✗ Down jacket Two pairs of loose-fitting long skirts
✗ Two pairs of cotton T-shirt
✗ Sun glass and sun hat
✗ One pairs of sandals
✗ Two pairs of thin and two pairs of thick woolen socks
✗ First aids kits
✗ Flash light
✗ Sunblock cream
✗ Water bottle
✗ Chlorine for the water purification
✗ Some dry food and candy as well
Note: Tips for the guide and porter (tips are not compulsory but this is your satisfaction with them if you are really happy with them service of them you can give as respect as tips).
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