Tsum Valley Trekking 14 Days

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Tsum Valley Trekking is a sacred trek to the pilgrimage valley of Tsum with Ganesh, Sringi and Boudha ranges as its backdrop. Rich in its traditional art, culture and religion, the valley dwellers are mostly from Tibetan origin. Trails pass through monasteries, artistic chortens, mani walls and other embellishments to this remote hidden paradise which also recounts tales of the yeti.
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All about the Tsum Valley Trekking 14 Days.

Tsum Valley Trekking is a sacred trek to the pilgrimage valley of Tsum with Ganesh, Sringi and Boudha ranges as its backdrop. Rich in its traditional art, culture and religion, the valley dwellers are mostly from Tibetan origin. Trails pass through monasteries, artistic chortens, mani walls and other embellishments to this remote hidden paradise which also recounts tales of the yeti.

After preparing the permit for restricted area in Tsum Valley, we drive to Sot Khola the next day where our trek begins. Up the stream, we walk to Machha Khola, then through some steep climbs and descents, we reach Doban. A rocky trail continues on till Philim, with Sringi Himal as the backdrop. We subsequently pass Chumling and reach Chhokangparo in the Upper Tsum Valley where towering views of Ganesh Himal, Boudha Himal and Himal Chuli can be seen. En route to Nile/Chhule, we pass through Piren Phu(pigeon cave), a sacred location which preserved Buddhist murals, scripts and carved stones where we stop for exploration. Our next stop is the Mu Gompa at 3700m from where we move to Rachen Gompa, a nunnery, and further on to Dumje. From Dumje to Philim, we pass Samba Tingding Chhupyang, a spectacular waterfall. Philim to Tatopani is a six hours walk where you can relax in the hot spring. We return back the next day to Soti Khola and Drive to Kathmandu.

Besides the Ganesh Himal towering above the valley, other snow mountains stand close by. The valley is a pilgrimage site for Tibetan Buddhists where locals speak their own dialect. Viewpoints and passes along the trail offer amazing views of the mountains above and the valleys below.

The entire trail runs through the Manaslu Conservation Area was which was established in 1998. It covers an area of 1663 square kilometres and harbours 33 different species of mammals, 110 species of birds, 11 species of butterflies, and 3 species of reptiles. You will trek through 6 different climatic zones: tropical, subtropical, temperate, sub-alpine, alpine and arctic. The extreme contrasts within this approximately 200 km trail are associated with tremendous differences in topography and precipitation.

The eighth highest mountain in the world, Mount Manaslu (8163 m) is located near the border of Nepal and Tibet. Actually, the name Manaslu literally means ‘The Spirit Mountain’ in local language. Trekking Manaslu is one of the most delightful adventures in the Nepalese Himalayas.

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.
  • Airport picks up & drops by private Vehicle
  • 3 night’s standard accommodation in Kathmandu on BB base
  • Farewell dinner in famous Nepali restaurant with Nepali culture dance program
  • All permits such as MCAP and Tsum Valley Special
  • Trekking gear duffel bag for your trekking stuffs
  • Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket (refundable)
  • Medical Kit Bag on every trip
  • First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking professional’s guide
  • One porter between two person
  • All nights lodge accommodations while you are on trek
  • 3 times meals a day such as Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the trekking
  • 4*4 wheel private Jeep to Soti Khola & to Kathmandu from Soti Khola
  • Tourist service charge, vat
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International airfare, travel insurance & Nepal visa
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal nature expenses such as all kinds of drinks, beverages, donation, shoping, hot shower, Tips etc.
  1. Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu

    Our Airport Representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by private tourist vehicle is arranged. You can either take a rest or meet us at our office and know the detail arrangement of the Trek. B&B at the hotel.

  2. Day 2 Tsum Valley Restricted area trekking permit preparation and briefing of Trek

    After breakfast, you will be introduced with the trek leader/guide at the hotel. This pre-trip meeting is for briefings on the trek and other necessary details. Please bring along your passport and three passport sized photos and a copy of your travel insurance policy. You can use your free time to rest or explore around for some last minute shopping. A visit to the world heritage sites in Kathmandu including Swayambhu, Boudha, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar Square et cetera is also arranged as per request.

  3. Day 3 Trek from Machhi Khola to Jagat (1,410m)

    Today, our trail makes some mirror ups and downs. We then drop to the sandy river bed from Labubesi. We then climb over a side ridge to bring you to Machha Khola village. After crossing Tharo Khola, we reach to Khorlabesi and climb over a small ridge. Eventually, we reach Jagat where we stay overnight.

  4. Day 4 Soti Khola to Machha Khola (869m) 5 to 6hours

    Early morning drive to Dhading Bensi, the district headquarter of Dhading and then to Aarughat along rough tracks. At Aarughat we take a jeep and drive to Soti Khola which is an ideal for fresh water bath. Overnight stay at Soti Khola in a small village beside the river.

  5. Day 5 Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m )5 to 6 Hours

    The trail that passes through small settlements along Khorlabeshi and all the way to Tatopani. Large Gurung settlements are found higher along the trail and we come across herders moving up and down the hills. Passing through Tatopani, we climb a ridge, cross the Budhi Gandaki and further trekking Passing through to Yaruphant and across the Yaru River, the trail eases to Jagat overnight gust house.

  6. Day 6 Jagat to Lokpa (2390m) 6 hours

    Jagat, another big Gurung village in a flat area. As we pass this agrarian village, we climb a rocky ridge and reach Salleri which rewards with views of Mount Sringi. Descending to Sirdibas, a traditional Buddhist village, we move further to cross the longest suspension bridge in Nepal and climb up to Lokpa North of Philim, we climb along forest areas for about an hour and reach Ekle Bhatti. Moving higher along pine forests, we reach a scenic gorge and drop to a junction. We take the right trail that leads to Tsum Valley our stay for the night on Lokpa.

  7. Day 7 Lokpa to Chumling (called Lower tsum) (2390m) 5 hours

    Now we start trekking of Tsum Valley. The first glimpses of Tsum along with mountain view make for a pleasurable retreat.. Views of the hidden valley start appearing as we descend further to Ghumlong and climb again to Ripchet. A short walk from here takes us to Chumling, a traditional Buddhist village set beautifully with an old monastery, traditional houses, prayer flags, stone paved streets, mani walls and the like. Overnight stay in a lodge.

  8. Day 8 Chumling to Chhokangparo (Upper Tsum valley) (3031m) 5 Hours

    After crossing the suspension bridge, the trail passes through maize and potato fields. Crossing the valley across a scenic ridge, we climb for more than two hours to reach a small settlement under the cliffs, Chhokang Paro.

  9. Day 9 Chhokanparo to Nile/ Mu Gumpa (3360)7 hours walk

    After breakfast nice scenic trails to Nile we have lunch there left our big bag on tea house again day trip to mu gumpa,then we ascend along the scenic trails towards Mu Gompa, the largest monastery in the region, and the highest farthest point in Tsum Valley. The five hour round trip walk to Mu Gompa (3710m) shows a different world, a flat bowl like valley surrounded by mountains. Overnight stay in Nile

  10. Day 10 Nile to rachen Gompa 3240m (4 hours walk)

    The short walk today first takes a downhill to Chhule and further to Phurbe, where Sherpa home stays are available. Walking along the banks of Siyar River, the trail further crosses flat plains along power lines to Rachen Gompa (3240m), a nunnery. Over night stay at Rachen Gompa.

  11. Day 11 Rachen Gompa to Chumling(2386m) 6 hours

    After crossing the river to pass through Chhokang Paro, we drop towards Chumling. Walking for about two hours, we come across a white monastery and drop to Siyar Khola. The abundance in water here makes it suitable to wash clothes. We stop at chumling for the night.

  12. Day 12 Chumling to Jagat (1340m) 7 to 8 hours

    It’s a big descending walk from chumling to jagat as we slowly descend along day trekking at Overnight stay jagat in a lodge.

  13. Day 13 Jagat to lapubessi 884m (6 to 7 hours )

    Another big day again descending down we cross again CANTILEVER bridge after earthquake built with Swiss Technology 2016. We cross hot springs at Tatopani is believed to cure diseases and relieve the body of any ailments. But we continues our trek Lapubessi. Overnight stay in a lodge.

  14. Day 14 Lapubessi to sotikhola then drive back to Kathmandu

    Today we have small treks and drive back to Kathmandu it takes 2 and half hour treks via jeep drive 7 hours arrive From Soti Khola where we take a drive back to Kathmandu.

Besides the Ganesh Himal towering above the valley, other snow mountains stand close by. The valley is a pilgrimage site for Tibetan Buddhists where locals speak their own dialect. Viewpoints and passes along the trail offer amazing views of the mountains above and the valleys below.

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended at the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np; Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport -size photo. The current cost of visa for 30 days is US$40(to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ.  Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended stay in Nepal. We recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just incase there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange additional activity for your time in Nepal.To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice. Citizens of china as well as citizens of south Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) get free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency.
(1 USD = ~ Rs.100 NPR).
We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel.
The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined.
Despite having security advantage of traveller’scheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card. If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank.  Please note that most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipments however these are the necessities list we prepared keeping keeping your comfort and utility in mind.
We never recommend our clients to bring over equipments which are not necessary for the trek.
Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavy weight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fibre
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T- shirts ( bring Light weight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • down jacket ( available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Water proof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots that been worn in
  • Thick wool socks (Take a extra pairs of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek)
  • Toiletries (toilet papers,  tooth paste, tooth brush, )

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Tooth brush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant/ floss
  • Bio degradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Extra items
  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binocular

The most importantly, tipping is at travelers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tip is the accepted and honored way to saying thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.

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