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Tsum Valley – The Himalayan Shangri-La


Trekking and walking to Tsum Valley the Shangri-La is known for its best sacred Himalaya with the Himalayan pilgrimage located on the route of Manaslu and Tsum Valley trek with camping experience”Adventure through the Buri Gandaki valley diverse picturesque scenery, from the paddy terraces to the high arctic terrain, constant views of the world’s highest mountain range including, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal, in the backdrop of ancient traditional Buddhist culture, charming villages in the ancient trans-Himalayan trade route”.

This magnificent hidden valley of Tsum located in between the massif peaks of Bauddha-Himal Chuli and Ganesh Himal in the close vicinity of world’s eight highest peaks Mt. Manaslu. It is truly an amazing area and it is also known as “The Valley of Himalayan Pilgrimage”, Tsum Valley is situated in northern Gorkha district of Nepal.

The word “Tsum” derives from the Tibetan language “Tsombo” which means vibrant and stunning, the path leads up towards valley of the River Budi Gandaki and passes through the wild and unexplored country inhabited mainly by the people of the Gurung ethnic groups. On the walk a good cup of the local cultivated natural coffee and Tatopani hot springs will truly relax you on this exhaustive trial. The upper Tsum valley trek which is a part of the central Inner Himalaya opens up from a place called Chhokangparo, where the hospitable locals of Tibetan group “Tsombo” welcomes you with traditional Tibetan buttered, salted tea and local foods. The Valley of Tsum is exceptionally rich in cultural assets. The valley is dotted with gompas (Buddhist monasteries), chortens and Mani walls. The longest Mani walls which are over 250m at Dzong and Phurpe.

The valleys people have conserve steps of the great Buddhist Yogi Chyuchin Milareppa and story about Guru Padmasambhava circumbulation. The old people of this valley believe that they have seen or found the signs of Mehti, commonly referred as the Yeti or ‘Abominable Snowman’. The people here of Sringi Himal to the North. People in Tsum Valley still practice polyandry system and they have their own unique culture, tradition, & dialect. They celebrate the age old ancient Tibetan festival like Lhosar, Dhacyhang, Saga Dawa, So this amazing valley can be your quest for the raw and absolute wilderness adventure destinations, to be in the off beaten and time withered route of Tsum.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with half day guided tour at places of interest.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat 535m.

Day 04: Trek from Arughat to Liding 860m. 4-5 hrs Overnight camping.

Day 05: Trek to Machhakhola 930m. 4-5 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Jagat 1,410m. 5-6 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Lokpa 2,040m.5-6 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Chumling 2,363m. 5-6 hrs.

Day 09: Trek to Chhokangparo.3,010m 5-6 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Chhule-Nile 3,361m 5-6 hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Mu Gompa 3,700m. 4-5 hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Rachen Gompa 3,240m. 4-5 hrs.

Day 13: Trek to Dumje 2,440m. 4-5 hrs.

Day 14: Trek to Gumba Lungdang 3,200m. 5-6 hrs.

Day 15: Trek to Ripchet 2,468m. 5-6 hrs.

Day 16: Trek to Dobhan 1,070m. 4-5 hrs.

Day 17: Trek to Soti Khola 720m 5-6 hrs.

Day 18: Trek to Arughat 535m. 5-6 hrs.

Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer at respective Hotels hotel.

Day 20: In Kathmandu free day for independent activities.

Day 21: International Departure.

Total Cost is US$  1789 per person

Single Supplement: US$    270 per person

Price includes following services:

  1. Accommodation sharing twin at 3 star Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
  2. Airport transfers in Kathmandu.
  3. Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance         fees.
  4. Transportation Kathmandu / Arughat / Kathmandu by private Non AC Vehicle.
  5. Trekking & camping arrangement backed by Sherpa crew on full board basis.
  6. Applicable Trekking Permit & Conservation Fees.
  7. Insurance for Nepalese crew.

Our price does not include followings:

  1. International flights to / from Kathmandu.
  2. Nepal entry visa fees.
  3. Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu Hotels.
  4. Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
  5. Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.
  6. Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.
  7. Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills        etc.
  8. Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
  9. Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.
Grade: moderate to adventurous Max-Altitude: 3,700 m – Mu Gompa
Trek Region: Manaslu Starts in/ Ends in: Arughat/Arughat
Trek Duration: 21 days (17 days trek) Type of trek: Lodge/teahouse
Best Season: March to May and September to November


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