Tsum Valley

Tsum Valley

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Tsum Valley is a hidden treasure trekking destination in Nepal. The Valley lies in the northern part of the Manaslu region and which was also a restricted region.

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    All about the Tsum Valley.

    Overview

    Tsum Valley is a hidden treasure trekking destination in Nepal. The Valley lies in the northern part of the Manaslu region and which was also a restricted region.  Trekking in Tsum Valley takes you into the impressive surroundings of the Buddha Himal, Ganesh Himal, and  Sringi Himal. It is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage and untouched valley.

    The trail follows by ascent Budi Gandaki and shyar Khola on rough paths through terraced fields and hill villages mix of dense forest. As we leave the main Manaslu Trail for the Tsum valley, suddenly we get a feeling of entering truly into the hidden valley. also, we pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic Tibetan culture. We will visit the ancient Gombas such as Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa, gumpa lundang.

    Short Itinerary

    Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1300m)
    Day 02: Explore Kathmandu and prepare for trekking (1,300 m).

    Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Machakhola (8 69 m)
    Day 04: Trek from Machakhola to Jagat (1 340 m). 7-8hours
    Day 05: Trek from Jagat to Lokpa (2240 m) 6-7hours
    Day 06: Trek from Lokpa to Dumje (2460 m). 6hours
    Day 07: Trek from Dumje to Rachen Gompa (3240 m).6-7hour
    Day 08: Trek from Rachen Gompa to Mu Gompa (3709 m). 5-6hour
    Day 09: Trek from mu gumba to Chekam (3550 m). 6hour
    Day 10: Trekking from Chekam to  Chumling (2386 m). 5hour
    Day 11: Trek from Chumling to Lokpa (2,240 m). 5hour
    Day 12: Trek from Lokpa to Dhoban (1070 m). 5-6hour
    Day 13: Trek from Dhoban to Lapu Bensi (884 m). 6hour
    Day 14: Drive from Lapu Bensi to Kathmandu (1300m). 7-8hour
    Day 15: Final Departure to International Airport.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • An experienced English-speaking guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
    • An assistant guide depending on the groups size, (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
    • 2 times Hot shower anytime during the trek
    • 10 Gb Everest link wifi card for internet access
    • All government and local taxes
    • 2 times Battery charging anytime during the trek
    • All airport/hotel transfers
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
    • Domestic flights and airport departure taxes (you are allowed to carry a maximum of 15 kg
    • luggage altogether in the duffel bag)
    • 3 nights accommodation (2 before/ 1 after)  with breakfast
    • Down jacket, sleeping bag, Real Sherpa Adventures duffel bag and T-shirt
    • All accommodation in good lodges during the trek
    • Medical Kit carried by the guide
    • All necessary paperwork and permits
    • All meals during the trek
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Nepal/Tibet Visa fee (please bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
    • Tips for guides and porters
    • Any Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, drinking water, shower, bar bills etc)

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    1. Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu (1300m)

      Arrival in Kathmandu, we are greeted at the airport by our local team and transferred to the hotel, to take advantage of a time of rest, briefing of presentation of the progress of the trek, then free time. In case of arrival in the morning, free day: rest or the possibility of making free visits for those who wish. This is the perfect opportunity to immerse you in Nepalese culture and to test the local gastronomy.

    2. Day 02 Explore Kathmandu and prepare for trekking (1,300 m)

      Arrival in Kathmandu and according to flight schedules, reception at the airport by our local team then transfer to the Holy hotel in Kathmandu or another located in Patan (or similar). Briefing and presentation of the journey. In case of arrival in the morning, rest day, or the possibility of making visits for those who wish: visit the tourist district of Thamel or the Durbar square district if you stay in Patan. Meals are not included.

    3. Day 03 Drive from Kathmandu to Machakhola (8 69 m)

      We will have early Breakfast at the hotel then departure for Arughat by a beautiful road crossing the Kathmandu valley, 135 km. The views and the road are spectacular from Thankot. Arrival at Dadingbeshi, crossing the bridge over the Trisuli, then climbs to Ramkot for Lunch then continuation to Arughat where we change vehicles and take a local jeep to Machakhola.

    4. Day 04 Trek from Machakhola to Jagat (1 340 m). 7-8hours

      The long day of trek beginning walking from Khorlabesi. We will walk about an hour to Tatopani where a hot spring springs from the cliff in small waterfalls. The path winds its way through the gorges of the bubbling Budhi Gandaki and, further on, after a long climb, we reach a sandy plain. At Night in a lodge in the village of Jagat and its beautiful stone houses (entrance to the national park).

    5. Day 05 Trek from Jagat to Lokpa (2240 m) 6-7hours

      The valley widens a bit, we cross a long bridge to reach Philim perched on a small plateau, we are on the path that leads to Manaslu. Then we leave the Manaslu tour trail to enter the narrow Shiar Khola valley.

    6. Day 06 Trek from Lokpa to Dumje (2460 m). 6hours

      We descend to the bottom of the valley via wooden bridges then the path goes up to 2,300 m above the torrent. We lose a little altitude before going up through the forest for Ripchet on a small plateau. Ripchet is the first village of Tibetan culture that we will meet. The narrower path passes impressive wooden bridges down to Dumje where the valley begins to open. We cross the Torogompa Khola which rises at the northern Ganesh glacier. Dumje is at the confluence of three important rivers.

    7. Day 07 Trek from Dumje to Rachen Gompa (3240 m).6-7hour

      Our path goes up to Chekam which marks the entrance to the hidden valley. The village gives its name to the whole Chekam Paro region. We leave, then, the narrow and vertiginous slopes which overhang the Shiar Khola. The Tibetan houses are imposing here as are the gompa. Llamas have an important place in village life. The bravest can visit the nearby sacred cave which houses an imprint of Milarépa. We will Arrival at the monastery of the nuns of Rachen. The old monastery is preserved inside a recent enclosure.

    8. Day 08 Trek from Rachen Gompa to Mu Gompa (3709 m). 5-6hour

      We go up the wide cultivated valley where the small thick-haired horses come from Tibet. We will cross Nile village in one of the three main lamas in the valley. We will reach the monastery of Mu gumba. We are a few hours from Tibet with the impression of being at the end of the world

    9. Day 09 Trek from mu gumba to Chekam (3550 m). 6hour

      We descend through the valley against the backdrop of the end of a Ganesh ridge and further on, the Himal Buddha and the Himal Chuli which are gradually discovered.

    10. Day 10 Trekking from Chekam to Chumling (2386 m). 5hour

      At Dumje, we will pass by the southern slope of the Tsum this time, the villages are poorer than at the top of the Tsum, and the houses more scattered. We will find terraced crops and gardens.

    11. Day 11 Trek from Chumling to Lokpa (2,240 m). 5hour

      We return to the path taken at the start of our trek just after crossing a suspension bridge before arriving in the cool of the forest. We pass by the ”lock” of the valley marked with Tibetan inscription, at the foot of the torrent

    12. Day 12 Trek from Lokpa to Dhoban (1070 m). 5-6hour

      We find the circuit of the Manaslu Tour from the beginning by following the Budhi Gandaki until Dhoban where we spend the night in a lodge.

    13. Day 13 Trek from Dhoban to Lapu Bensi (884 m). 6hour

      Walk along the river and cross some fishing villages. The path winds its way through the Burhi Gandaki gorges and runs along with the terraced rice fields, passing through Tatopani and its hot spring. We will Arrival at Lapu Bensi.

    14. Day 14 Drive from Lapu Bensi to Kathmandu (1300m). 7-8hour

      We resume our private vehicle to return to Kathmandu, arrival, and free time without a guide.

    15. Day 15 Final Departure to International Airport

      We will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport for your scheduled flight to your destination.

    Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges

    Accommodation in Kathmandu will be in a 3 or 4-star hotel.

    Accommodation during the trek will be in tea house or lodges. Some accommodations at lower altitudes offer fully equipped rooms with electricity, western toilet facility, wi-fi, and hot showers. Whereas some tea houses, especially at the higher altitude offer very basic kind of services.

    You will be accommodated on a twin-basis during the trek. Most single rooms have twin beds with some basic furniture like a small table or a chair. If you want a single room for yourself, let us know in advance before the trek.

    Normally, beds contain pillow and sheets. Almost all tea houses provide blankets but it is advisable to use your sleeping bag which will be provided by us in case it becomes too cold.

    Some tea houses especially those at lower altitudes have proper western toilets. As you move higher some tea houses use squat toilet facilities. Also, it is important to know that some tea houses do not provide toilet paper in the toilets.

    In higher altitudes, you will usually have to pay extra for charting electronic devices or taking a hot shower. Laundry services are also available in some lodges at an extra price. Wifi cards can also be bought at these lodges. There are multiple options available depending on the data limit and speed.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    What is included in this tour Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • An experienced English-speaking guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)
    • An assistant guide depending on the groups size, (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
    • 2 times Hot shower anytime during the trek
    • 10 Gb Everest link wifi card for internet access
    • All government and local taxes
    • 2 times Battery charging anytime during the trek
    • All airport/hotel transfers
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
    • Domestic flights and airport departure taxes (you are allowed to carry a maximum of 15 kg
    • luggage altogether in the duffel bag)
    • 3 nights accommodation (2 before/ 1 after) in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • Down jacket, sleeping bag, Real Sherpa Adventures duffel bag, and T-shirt
    • All accommodation in good lodges during the trek
    • Medical Kit carried by the guide
    • All necessary paperwork and permits
    • All meals during the trek
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Nepal Visa fee (please bring accurate USD cash and two passport size photographs)
    • Tips for guides and porters
    • Any Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, bar bills etc)