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Tsum Valley Trek

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20 Days
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Dennis Tedder
Once again, another incredible trip supported by Ace Holiday Treks and Narayn Bhatta. In March, 2017, my nephew joined me in Kathmandu where I now live; 90% of my decision to live in Kathmandu is as a result of Narayan Bhatta. My nephew and I trekked to Everest Base Camp... Read More
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Located against the majestic backdrop of Ganesh Mountain, Sringi Mountain and Boudha Mountain ranges in Northern Gorkha is the hidden Tsum Valley of Nepal. Participating in Tsum Valley Trek is once in a lifetime opportunity that allows an access to the Shangrila land of Nepal.  Locals in Nepal Tsum Valley still practice polyandry. Coinciding your visit with local festivals of Lhosar, Dhacyhang and Saka Dawa will be the perfect moment to get minute observation of the unique local culture and tradition. It was in the cave of Tsum Valley of Nepal where Buddhist Saint Milarepa practiced meditation and attained enlightenment.

Tsum Valley Trek route progresses through ancient chortens and Mani walls that were built to protect the villages from evil spirit. Relatively the newly opened trek which was opened in 2007, this is the least crowded trekking area as check points at Ngadi and other places ensure the controlled trekking.    
Ace Holiday Treks organizes Tsum Valley Trek itinerary as 20-days package.

We will make complete arrangement for this trek route. Trekking permit is necessary for this trek. Tsum Valley trekking begins from Arughat and ends in Besishahar. Manaslu valley is wedged in between Budhi Gandaki River and Marshyangdi River. Both, Camping trek and teahouse trek is available for Tsum Valley trekking.  Contact us for memorable Tsum Valley Trek at best price. Tsum Valley Trek itinerary, Tsum Valley Trek route, Tsum Valley Trek cost and Tsum Valley route map can be provided by Ace Holiday Treks on your request and demand. Best time to visit Tsum Valley Trek can also be discuss with us.

Tsum Valley Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu TIA (1310m) welcome by Ace Holiday Treks staff Transfer to hotel on BB plan
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Patan, Pasupatinath, Bauddhanath, Sayambunath stay at hotel on BB plan
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (535m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 04: Trek to Liding (860m) 6/7 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 05: Liding to Jagat (1410m) 6/7 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 06: Jagat to Lokpa (2040m) 6/7 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 07: Lokpa to Chumling (2363m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 08: Chumling to Chhekampar (3010m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 09: Chhekampar to Nile (3365m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 10: Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 11: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3240m) 6/7 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 12: Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2440m) 6/7 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 13: Dumje to Lung dang Gumpa (3200m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 14: Lung dang Gompa to Ripchet (2468m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 15: Ripchet to Dovan (1070m) 5/6 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 16: Dovan to Soti Khola (720m) 6/7 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 17: Soti Khola to Arughat (535m) 6/7 hrs stay at Lodge
Day 18: Drive from Arughat to Kathmandu stay at hotel on BB plan
Day 19: Free Day at Kathmandu, evening Farewell dinner together typical Nepali Restaurant stay at hotel on BB plan
Day 20: Departure!!!
 
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m), Transfer to Hotel (B.B.)
Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, you will proceed through custom and visa formalities and then representative from Ace Holiday Treks Pvt. Ltd. will receive you. You will be transferred to the luxurious hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast plan. You will get briefing regarding your Tsum Valley Trek package and then enjoy the delicious meal before spending your night in a hotel. 

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

Early in the morning, you will be provided with half day Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour during which you will visit UNESCO enlisted cultural heritage sites of Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath including the holy Narayanthan Temple which is also known as Budhanilkantha Temple. Located in a tranquil atmosphere, you can witness the giant form of Lord Vishnu reclining in a snake bed at the middle of lake in Budhanilkantha.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (535m)
6-7 hrs of drive will take us to Arughat. The road continues through Prithvi Highway for the first part before splitting from the Highway for Arughat. The pleasant Bazaar exists at the foothill of Manaslu. Along with being the largest settlement in Manaslu valley, Arughat is also the major junction for connecting it with different corners of Nepal. We will head north and prepare our camp at the bank of Budhi Gandaki River.

Day 04: Trek to Liding (860m)
We need to follow Budhigandaki River for most part of our trek. The route passes through several small villages, hills and forests of Sal, pine and oak. About 6hrs of walk will take us to Liding Village that exists on the edge of Budhigandaki River. Stay overnight at Liding.

Day 05: Liding to Jagat (1410m)
Cross the forest and choose the meandering trail through dispersed tea houses and cascading waterfalls to the meadow. Moving further through the meadow, we will reach Lapu Besi. Brief walk from Lapu Besi along the steep narrow trail will take us to Machha Khola. Moving on, we will pass through settlements at Khorlabeshi and Machha Khola to reach Tatopani which is a natural hot spring. Crossing the forest, we will reach Doban. Crossing the bridge at Lauri, we will reach Jagat.

Day 06: Jagat to Lokpa (2040m)
Leaving Jagat early in the morning, we will choose the ascending trail to arrive at the top of ridge that endows gratifying views of Manaslu Mountain and surrounding. Crossong the suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki River, we will reach Philim. The scenic village of Philim is inhabited by the Gurungs. Moving further, we will pass through Ekle Bhatti to Lokpa where we will stay overnight. Lokpa is the first village of Tsum Valley.

Day 07: Lokpa to Chumling (2363m)
Follow the climbing route to Chumling. Located at the south face of the Shingri Himal, Chumling is the quaint village that is home to Tibetan Gompas. It is going to be a bit difficult day for trek as we need to follow the ascending trail for most of the part. Stay overnight at Chumling.

Day 08: Chumling to Chhekampar (3010m)
Leaving Chumling, we will begin yet another difficult day of trek. Chhekampar which is also known as Chhokangparo is located on the top of hill. Chhekampar comprises two unique settlements of Chhokang and Paro. The vantage point offers close-up view of Ganesh Himal Range. Besides, Chhokangparo is known for its practice of Polyandry culture. 

Day 09: Chhekampar to Nile (3365m)
After visiting the nearby Tibetan Gompa, we will leave Chhekampar and continue our journey through forest of pine woods to Nile. Existing in the edge of Shiar River, this is the last northern settlement of Upper Tsum Valley. We will stay overnight at Nile.    

Day 10: Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m)
Leaving Nile, we will go through series of ups and downs to Mu Gompa. Mu Gompa is one of the oldest existing monasteries in Tsum Valley region of Nepal. Due to its remote access, no human settlement is found in area around Mu Gompa. This Gompa exists at the highest and farthest point in Tsum valley. Yaks carrying goods to and from Tibet can be seen on the way.

Day 11: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3240m)
Since Mu Gompa is as far as we will reach, we will begin our return journey on 11th day. It is going to be the easy day as we need to follow the descending path. We can get view of Punchen Himal throughout the day. We will stay overnight at Rachen Gompa.  

Day 12: Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2440m)
Visiting Rachen Gompa early in the norning, we will observe worshipping and get blessing from Rinpoche. Following the descending trail through narrow steep path, we will reach Dumje which is clustered with few local teahouses. Stay overnight at Dumje.

Day 13: Dumje to Lung dang Gumpa (3200m)
After having quick breakfast, we will leave Dumje and choose the descending trail that enthralls us with scenic views of Manaslu Mountain and Ganesh Mountain. Moving through few dispersed settlements, we will arrive at Lungdang Gompa. Lungdang Gompa is a Buddhist nunnery where males are not allowed an entrance. Area around Lung Dang Gompa offers best sunrise view over Ganesh Himal range. Stay overnight in a camp nearby Lung Dang Gumpa.

Day 14: Lung dang Gompa to Ripchet (2468m)
Leaving Lung Dang Gompa, we will follow the descending trail through the path decorated with prayer flags. We can get view of looming Ganesh Mountain in the backdrop. 4hrs of walk will take us to Rainjam from where we will follow the trail going through series of ups and downs to the large village of Ripchet. Homestay is available in Ripchet.  

Day 15: Ripchet to Dovan (1070m)
Lowering down from Ripchet, we will take the descending trek through pine forest that is rich in wildlife. The trek offers better opportunity of bird watching and wildlife viewing where musk deer, rhesus monkeys and langurs are among the most commonly seen mammlas. Descending to the river, we will reach Dovan where we will stay overnight.

Day 16: Dovan to Soti Khola (720m)
Leaving Dovan, we will pass through pretty dispersed settlements to Soti Khola through the village of Khorlabesi. The trail splits at Khorlabesi one of which will take us back to Arughat while the other one takes us to Gorkha. Continuing further, we will reach Soti Khola where we will stay overnight.

Day 17: Soti Khola to Arughat (535m)
Crossing the river at Soti Khola, we will proceed through farm terraces and crop fields to Arughat Bazaar where we will stay overnight. 

Day 18: Arughat to Kathmandu
About 7hrs of drive from Arughat will take us to Kathmandu. The route is scenic as it proceeds through Dhading Besi and Malekhu. Enjoy the mountain views, rice fields and crop fields. Drive through Naubishe and enter Kathmandu from Thankot check point.

Day 19: Free Day at Kathmandu, Farewell dinner with typical Nepali Culture in evening
You can spend the day on your own. Go for shopping in Thamel or you can also choose any of the day tour packages. Farewell dinner will be served in the evening with typical Nepali culture.

Day 20: Departure
After last minute preparation, you will be accompanied to Tribhuvan International Airport 3hours before the scheduled flight. Safe Journey!!! Hope to see u again soon. Please Don’t forget to write for your experience.
 
Cost includes For Tsum Valley Trek
  • 2 Airport pick up and drop
  • All Ground Transportation
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch and Dinner) including Tea or coffee
  • Best available accommodation
  • 4 Night star label hotel  in Kathmandu on BB plan
  • All Government local Taxes
  • Experience Guide language guest per demand
  • Tsum valley special permit   
  • (MCAP) Manaslu National park Fees
  • (TIMS) Trekkers Information Management System
  • Necessary porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest), the porter will carry 20KG/ 25 KG your Luggage during the trekking
  • Guide and porter salary, accommodation and insurance
  • Trekking equipment

 
Cost excludes:
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance.Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects. we Advice you to take out personal Travel Insurance
  • Hot Shower
  • Tips and Gratuities.
  • Any entry fee for temple, monastery, museum etc

 

Trip Facts

Duration: 20 Days
Accomodation: Lodge and tea house
Seasons : October- November and March- April
Type: Normal
Activities : Treks and walking
No. of Pax : Min 5
Starts From : Arughat
Ends at : Arughat

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