Tsum Valley Trekking 15-Days

Tsum ValleyTrek

Trip Highlights

Manaslu Tsum valley trek is a magical spell of the hiking that’s designed to have a look at lovely Manaslu and hidden Tsum valley. Fabulous range of the vegetation, infinite patience seeks out the fauna the fleet of foot Himalaya’s tahr or the exclusives snow leopard are different attraction on this trekking along with passing via impossibly sheer-sided gorges, the deep river of the Budhi Gandaki and Marsyangdi rivers provides critical get admission to the excessive upland beyond the main Himalayan chain. Trekking in Manaslu and Tsum valley is done as Small Guest House and Home-stay base (particularly Tsum valley), wherein pleasant behaving human beings and their way of life is plenty treasured and attractive. The local way of life, culture, and manner of dwelling in Buddhist philosophy are the predominant enchantment as we as taking part in such activities could be a life experience second on your lifestyles.

Tsum Valley Trekking is a sacred trek to the pilgrimage valley of Tsum with Ganesh, Sringi and Boudha range as its backdrop. Rich in its traditional art, culture, and religion, the valley dwellers are mostly of 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.

Tsum Valley, also known as “Beyul” actually which means “Hidden valley in which human beings can take refuge at instances of political disturbance and where Buddhism may be practised properly” is yet being explored and the right area to trek for the travelling passionate. Tsum Valley Trek takes the traffic to the hidden valley of Tsum meaning “vibrant” domestic to the direct descendant Tibetan humans known as Tsumbas, the Tsum Valley is located to the east of Manaslu, at the border with Tibet. This isolated hidden Shangri-La is simply opened to trekkers in 2008. It stays noticeably untouched, with historical villages and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries ready to be explored. Each day you may walk among 5~8 hours, with the excessive factor of the trek being 4,000m above the largest of the monasteries within the valley, Mu Gompa.

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 the local language. Trekking Manaslu is one of the most delightful adventures in the Nepalese Himalayas.

Tsum Valley Trekking Permit is rock bottom reasonably-priced comparatively to other different restricted regions and even less expensive than its sister trails Manaslu Trekking trail. So this trekking can be personalized as per your needs that suits your time frame. this trip can be combined with Manaslu Circuit Trek.

Entry Permit Cost: September ~ November USD 35$ per person for the first 8 Days. and December ~ August USD 25$ per person for the first 8 Days.

Days 15

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TOUR DETAILS
  • Duration 15 Days
  • Activities Trekking
  • Max-Altitude 3700 m m
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Medium
ACCOMODATION

Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges.

Upon your arrival, our Representative will meet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport. A drop to the Hotel by private tourist vehicle is arranged. 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. 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. B&B at the hotel.

A 7~8 Hrs drive from Kathmandu towards the western hills takes us to Arughat-Sotikhola via Dhadingbesi. we experience views of the Nepalese countryside along with the mountain sceneries.From Dhading Besi to Soti Khola will be on a rough road. Overnight at Sotikhola

Cross the bridge and trek through the beautiful Sal forests, then climb onto a ridge above big rapids at the Budhi Gandaki. The rocky path then weaves its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky path clinging to the aspect of a cliff. It, in the end, makes its manner down and past some rice terraces, then up and around to the Gurung village of Labubesi. Climb at the back of a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens and the Budhi Gandaki meanders amongst wide gravel bars. Drop to the sandy river bed and stroll along rounded stones before mountain climbing over a side ridge. Head down once more to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. Overnight at MachhaKhola.

Today, our trail makes some mirror ups and downs. After some ups & downs, there is a small hotspring, from where we reached to Tatopani.from there we climb over another ridge, then cross the Budigandaki on a suspension bridge. Climb on a wide, properly-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Dobhan Khola, the trail climbs on a rugged trail to Duman. Ascending up again to the Budhi Gandaki, we reach Yaru Khola. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and once more climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Overnight at Jagat.

After finishing with the ACAP method, we climb over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the path continues as much as Ghatta Khola. Continue upstream to a protracted simple hanging bridge. Climb up to Philim, a big Gurung village. Philim valley is widely recognized for Japanese made school and police station. Walk past Philim to the north across a forest with the views of the narrowing valley we attain Chisopani. Overnight at Chisopani.

After walking half an hour from Ekle Bhatti we get to see a beautiful waterfall and passing through the dense pine forest. Descend down to the path going to the Lower Tsum Valley. walking through pine and rhododendron forests. Enjoy the stunning view of Mt. Himalchuli 7893m and Boudha Himal from Lokpa, a small beautiful village. Pass Lokpa, descending half an hours towards Lungwa khola and climbing a little difficult trail further 2 hours north through pines and rhododendrons forest. we reach Gumlung. Crossing the Siyar Khola, a couple of hours 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 at Chumling (2386m).

After crossing the suspension bridge. Enjoy the great view of Ganesh Himal. 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.

Walk through Lamagaun crossing a suspension bridge to the Rachen Gompa(we will take a short look), then we cross the Shiar Khola. Continue walking through Lar, Phurbe & Pangdun. crossing the village of Chhule accending to the hill and cross the bridge to finally arrive at the Nile. Note: while climbing above Chhokanparo, better to be careful of altitude problems. Overnight at Nile(3360m).

we are almost closed to the Tibetian border. hike up to the west bank of the valley to the Mu Gompa passing through Tibetian landscapes. climb up to Mu Gompa, is the largest Monastery in the region. the Gompa lies at the highest and most remote part of the Tsum Valley.

Trek Back to Burgi Village through Chhule and Phurbe, on the east bank of the Shiar Khola. Burgi is the small village. ascending up to Milarepa cave is known for its mesmerizing glimpses of Kipu Himal & Churke Himal.

Continue walking looking at the greenery of nature and descend right down to Chhokang Paro once again. From their preserve descending to Gho. Descending further, we arrive at the bridge over the Sarpu Khola. Trekking along the lower Tsum Valley takes you to Chumling.

The trail continues to Lokpa. on the way, you may enjoy the gorgeous Samba Falls. walking around 7 hrs, a trail passes through the Phillim village that leads to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp.

Today Trek begins from Philim to Khorlabesi thru Jagat and Tatopani. descending down to Sirdibas and we reach Jagat. Further descend takes us to Yaruphant. The arid Tibetan climate now offers a way to subtropical inexperienced flora. Continue trekking to Dobhan. Finally, arrive at Tatopani. There is a hot spring at Tatopani. If interested, you may dip your self in the hot spring and loosen up your tired muscle groups through soaking your self in the warm spring. Overnight at Khorlabesi.

The path crosses the Thado Khola flowing in a rocky ravine. Head down once more to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. Walk along the Budhi Gandaki River to attain to Gurung village of Labubesi. Pass the two waterfalls on a steep rocky path at the aspect of a cliff. We then attain Khursane. Walk along the ridge above Budhi Gandaki and move the Sal forests. Finally, cross the bridge to reach Soti Khola. Overnight at Soti Khola.

Climb up to the ridge of Kyorpani. Descend right down to the cascading waterfall. Trekking further arrives at Arkhet. Cross the Arkhet Khola. We are now leaving the Budhi Gandaki Valley. Arrive at Sante Bazaar bypass via the forests to Maltar. we arrive on the Arughat Bazar. Back to Kathmandu along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and villages on each aspect of the street. To have fun the successful of completion of our adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Airport picks up & drops by Private Vehicle.
  • 3 night’s standard accommodation in Kathmandu on BB base.
  • All permits such as MCAP and Tsum Valley special permit.
  • Sleeping Bag, Trekking Sticks (refundable).
  • Medical Kit Bag on every trip.
  • Professional English speaking, Eco Trained trekking guide his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, transportation etc.
  • One porter between two people.
  • All nights lodge accommodations while you are on a trek.
  • 3 times meals a day such as Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the trekking.
  • 4×4 wheel private Jeep from Kathmandu to Soti Khola and after Completing trek drive back to Kathmandu .
  • Tourist service charge, vat.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International airfare, travel insurance & Nepal visa.
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for Guide and Porter.
  • Personal nature expenses such as all kinds of drinks, beverages, donation, shopping, hot shower, Tips etc.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

FAQs

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 a 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 in case there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange an 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 a 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 a 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’ cheque, 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 equipment however these are the necessities list we prepared to keep your comfort and utility in mind.
We never recommend our clients to bring over equipment which is 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
  • Heavyweight winter gloves

Body

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

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots that been worn in
  • Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair 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,  toothpaste, toothbrush, )

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant/ floss
  • Biodegradable 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 travellers 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, a tip is an accepted and honoured way to say 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- a 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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