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Tsum Valley Trek

  • Grade: Moderate
  • Duration: 19 Days
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  • Highest Altitude: 3,700m/12,136ft
  • Start-Ends: Kathmandu - Kathmandu

Untouched till 2008, Tsum valley is most secluded Himalayan Valleys of Nepal. It was opened only in 2008 for foreign tourist from restriction. Tsum Valley trek takes you into the majestic surrounding of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Boudha Himal. Since, the region was a part of Tibetan civilization resemble Tibet.  The residents of valley called Tsumbas belong to Tibetan origin. They have a distinct form of dialect, art, culture and religion.

The mysterious valley has unique attractions however very few numbers of tourists have visited the valley. Tsum Valley used to be an important trans-Himalayan trade route between Nepal and Tibet. Comparatively, the area is still less exposed to visitors than other tourist destination of Nepal, offering virgin and less beaten paths and unique culture.

The trek to Tsum valley follows Budhi Gandaki which is one of the major tributary of Sapta Gandaki river, through a mixed dense forest, terraced fields and hill settlements. The trail separates from main Manaslu trekking route and enters to a hidden valley experiencing alpine forest, glacial rivers warm hospitality of local ethnic communities. Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa, Dephyudongma Gompa are other attractions of this trek.

 

Price Includes:

  1. Pick up and drop service
  2. Domestic flight (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  3. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea and coffee (2 times) during the trek
  4. Accommodation of guest house, lodge in Twin sharing during the trek
  5. Trekking permits (TIMS and National Park Entry fee)
  6. Experience guide and porter cost
  7. Luggage carrying fee per person during the trek( porter or yaks)
  8. Salary, food and accomodation, insurance, equipment for trekking staffs
  9. Medical kit for a group
  10. All hotel accomodation in Kathmandu
  11. Farewell dinner before departure
  12. Government  and local taxes

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel
  • Day 02 : Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
  • Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Arughat (600m/1,968ft) 7-8 hours drive
  • Day 04 : Arughat to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 05 : Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (870m/2,952ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 06 : Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m/7676ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 07 : Jagat to Chisopani (1660m/5,445ft): 4-5 hours
  • Day 08 : Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m/7,827ft): 6 - 7 hours
  • Day 09 : Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m/9,903ft): 4-5 hours
  • Day 10 : Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m/11,058ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 11 : Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m/12,174ft): 3 hours
  • Day 12 : Mu Gompa, sightseeing
  • Day 13 : Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (3,245m/10644ft) via Milarepa cave: 5 hours
  • Day 14 : Burgi village -Chumling (2,386/7,827ft): 5-6 hours
  • Day 15 : Chumling to Philim (1,570m/5,103ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 16 : Philim to Khorlabesi(970m/3182ft: 6-7 hours
  • Day 17 : Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 18 : Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu (600m/1,968ft): Walk 4 hours and drive 7-8 hours
  • 19 : Departure to Next Destination

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel

  • Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

  • Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Arughat (600m/1,968ft) 7-8 hours drive

  • Day 04: Arughat to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 5-6 hours

  • Day 05: Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (870m/2,952ft): 6-7 hours

  • Day 06: Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m/7676ft): 6-7 hours

  • Day 07: Jagat to Chisopani (1660m/5,445ft): 4-5 hours

  • Day 08: Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m/7,827ft): 6 - 7 hours

  • Day 09: Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m/9,903ft): 4-5 hours

  • Day 10: Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m/11,058ft): 5-6 hours

  • Day 11: Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m/12,174ft): 3 hours

  • Day 12: Mu Gompa, sightseeing

  • Day 13: Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (3,245m/10644ft) via Milarepa cave: 5 hours

  • Day 14: Burgi village -Chumling (2,386/7,827ft): 5-6 hours

  • Day 15: Chumling to Philim (1,570m/5,103ft): 6-7 hours

  • Day 16: Philim to Khorlabesi(970m/3182ft: 6-7 hours

  • Day 17: Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 6-7 hours

  • Day 18: Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu (600m/1,968ft): Walk 4 hours and drive 7-8 hours

  • 19: Departure to Next Destination

Cost Includes

  • Pick up and drop service
  • Domestic flight (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea and coffee (2 times) during the trek
  • Accommodation of guest house, lodge in Twin sharing during the trek
  • Special controlled area entry permit fee
  • Trekking permits (TIMS and Conservation Area Entry fee)
  • Experience guide and porter cost
  • Luggage carrying fee per person during the trek( porter or yaks)
  • Salary, food and accomodation, insurance, equipment for trekking staffs
  • Medical kit for a group
  • All hotel accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Farewell dinner before departure
  • Government  and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic drinks, personal expenses, mineral water, phone calls, laundry and internets
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if necessary like personal accident insurance or helicopter rescue
  • Personal trekking gears and extra luggage
  • Porter cost (extra) - US $15 per person per days per 20 kg
  • International flight tickets, re issue or date change if necessary
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Tips, souvenir and gifts

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