Tsum Valley Trek - 18 Days
Tsum Valley trek is the famous sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in the northern Gorkha district of Nepal. Tsum is derived from Tibetan word 'Tsumbo' which means vivid. The valley is dotted with gompas (Buddhist Monasteries), Chortens and maniwalls. The Tsum valley trekking trail is head up the Valley of Budi Gandaki River through wild and unexplored country inhabited mainly by Gurung ethnic group. Against the majestic backdrop of Ganesh Himal Sringi Himal, Buddha Himal ranges this peaceful Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. The hidden valley is surrounded by the Bouddha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south and Sringi Himal to the north. Tsum valley was opened to foreign trekkers in 2008. Since it has not been visited by many travelers there are very few established tea houses, hotels or stores along the trials. We are sure that you will enjoy this Tsum valley trek as it offers Himalayan views along with pilgrimage site.
The exciting Tsum valley trek starts from Kathmandu. You'll provide as tourist for the easy and comfortable transportation. The Tsum valley has a long history of Buddhism. The ancient remains of the Tsum Kingdom are still visible today. Due to its remoteness and inaccessibility, this sacred valley and its people have been by passed by mainstream development for centuries. As a result, the unique culture of this valley has remained intact. You need a licensed guide with you but if you don't have than entrance in this region for you will be prohibited. People in Tsum valley still practice polyandry system and have their own unique culture, tradition and dialect. Tsum valley trek is one of the best treks where ones can easily fell the friendly and hospitable people a living traditional Tibetan Buddhist Prohibitions on hunting. The people here never slaughter animals, even as scarifies to the gods. After you finished sightseeing and trekking in Tsum valley, drive back to Kathmandu which will be the end of this tour.
About 19 days Tsum valley trek is famous for sightseeing, pilgrimage and trekking in Nepal. You can visit Pirren Phu, Rachen Nunnery, Mu Monbastery, Gompa Lungdang Nunnery and village Cumling, Chhule, Chhekamparo and Nyile. The best season for you to travel is October to December and April to June.
Tsum Valley Trek Itinerary :
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Airport then transfer to the hotel .
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley and trek preparation for Tsum Valley.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (570m) 6-7hrs
Day 04: Arughat to Liding (815m) 5 hrs.
Day 05: Liding to Machha Khola (930m) 6hrs
Day 06: Machha Khola to Doban (1070m)6hrs.
Day 07: Doban to Philim (1590m) 5hrs.
Day 08: Philim to Chumling (2385m)6hrs.
Day 09: Chumling to Chhekamparo (3240m)4hrs.
Day 10: Chhekamparo to Nile/ Chule – Visit Milarepa cave on the way.
Day 11: Nille to Mu Gomba (3705m) 3hrs.
Day 12: Hike to Kalung and back to Rachen Gomba (3240m)
Day 13: Rachen Gomba to chumling (2240m)5hrs.
Day 14: chumling to Jagat (1342m)6hrs.
Day 15: Jagat to Khorla Besi (970m)7hrs.
Day 16: Khorla Besi back to Soti Khola (730m)7hrs.
Day 17: Soti Khola to Arughat.6hrs
Day 18: Drive Back to Kathmandu
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- An experienced English-speaking trek leader, Sherpa, cook and porters (all necessary staff) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS)
- Tsum valley special permits
- A comprehensive medical kit
- All government and local taxes
Cost not Include:
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
- Airport departure tax
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and
Trip Duration: 18 Days
Trek Duration: 16 Days
Trek Grade: Moderate
Trek Type: Teahouse / Camping
Activity: Trekking, City Tour
Per day walking: 5 to 7 hours
Max. Altitude:Mu Gomba (3705m)
Transportation: Car / Van / Plane
Group Size: 01 - 14 pax
Accommodation: tourist class guest houses to 5 star hotel in Kathmandu (depends on clients choice), Guest Houses / lodges in the mountain
Best Time to Travel: Feb, March, April, May, Oct, Nov, Dec.
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