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Hidden Valley - Tsum Valley Trek

This once in a lifetime splendid trekking experience submerges you into the less explored valleys of the Manaslu region, which remains tucked away in its serenity. The 14-day trek will take you on a picturesque journey along the Tibetan border with the tete-a-tete with the eighth highest summit of the world- Mt Manasalu at 8,163m above sea level. Through the hidden valley of Tsum, you will embark on your trekking while also coming across some of the glorious snow-capped mountain tops. This magnificent trekking route actually opened up its access to the public in the late 90s which makes it quite a gem.
This extraordinary trek that takes you through the beaten yet less traveled trails, despite being a wondrous experience is a demanding one with average day lengths of around 7 hours. For
you adventure seekers out there this must be one experience you...........

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$2,043

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Duration

18 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 17x Breakfast
    • 14x Dinner
    • 15x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 18 nights
    • All meals during trekking, accommodation during trekking ground transportation
    • Experienced trekking guide and 1 porter for 2 trekkers
    • All necessary Permits, Tims, Manaslu conservation entrance fees
    • Airport pick up and drop and sightseeing in kathmandu
    • 2 night hotel in kathmandu
    • Welfare dinner in kathmandu
    • Emergency rescue services
    • First aid kit medical box
    • Entry/Admission - Kathmandu Durbar Square
    • Entry/Admission - Manaslu
    What's excluded :
    • Nepali visa and international airfare
    • Personal expenses, laundry, wifi, phone calls, hot shower, bar bills
    • Emergency rescue cost and extra porter
    • Tipping for guide, porter and drivers
    • Entrance fees during sightseeing in kathmandu city

  • Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival and Transfer to Hotel

    Stop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    As you land in the Tribhuwan International Airport and make your way through customs and
    immigration, you are greeted by the hospitable representative of our company. The staff shall
    then drop you to the designated hotel in a private vehicle.
    After settling down and getting refreshed at the hotel you shall have plenty of time to get
    acquainted with the city of Kathmandu or get some rest, as per your liking. However, you would
    have to explore the city on your own or pay for the required guide to assist you with the proper
    exploration of the city.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 3 Star category Hotel in kathmandu

    Day 2: Kathmandu City heritage tour 6 hours

    Stop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Your second day in Nepal is all about exploring the splendid sights of the historic city of
    Kathmandu. After your breakfast, you shall witness the artistry and culture surrounding the
    UNESCO world heritage sites such as Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Monkey Temple. These
    heritage sights are among the few places you would get a chance to live the history and culture
    of for the day.
    Boudhanath is the oldest stupa in the country which holds a major significance to the Buddhist
    population and Nepal in general due to the gigantic prestige it holds for the country and its
    religious harmony.
    Pashupatinath is the holiest temple of Hindus all around the world. A temple is a sacred place
    where Shiva the destroyer is preached.
    Although Pashupatinath is home to a lot of monkeys, The Monkey Temple a.k.a Swayabhunath
    Temple is a whole other story. The vicinity which integrates Hindu and Buddhist deities to
    create one whole religiously intertwined worship place provides an overall enriching experience
    to the visitor in the valley of Kathmandu. The temple's perfect harmony can also be witnessed
    through the harmonious co-existence of the monkeys and the humankind.
    Although these are the major attractions in the wondrous valley of Kathmandu, your
    experience doesn't come to an end just there. There is a huge plethora of experience this city is
    yet to offer to you. In between, there are a variety of stops which are equally if not the most
    valuable part of the trip. During these stops is where you can get the real taste of the way of
    the Nepali people while getting a firsthand experience of their culture and lifestyle.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 3 star category hotel in kathmandu

    Day 3: Kathmandu to Soti Khola 700m 10 hours

    Stop At: Manaslu, Gorkha Nepal
    The third day after you've had your breakfast take your first step into the exciting excursion to
    one of the world's highest 'peaks, Manasalu commences. You would be boarded into a private
    vehicle to set foot for your astounding trip. As the bus transport would take you twice the time
    and given the treacherous road conditions as you exit the highways, a 4WD Jeep is a viable
    option for you to comfortably take on the road trip to Soti Khola, located 700m above sea level.
    As you pass through several districts of Nepal, Dhading and Gorkha remain to be the most
    significant ones. Passing through all the serene views and adventurous roads for about 6 hours
    you reach the town of Arughat in the Gorkha district. Arughat, one of the busiest towns in the
    district, serves as a transit for tourists willing to get to Soti Khola. You would have your lunch
    there while getting to know the locals from a closer perspective. After getting the taste of the

    warm hospitality and food, you again hop on your Jeeps to undertake the adventurous nature
    of the roads that lead you to your destination of Soti Khola. Soti Khola is a small hilly
    settlement that houses a majority of the local Sherpa population. You will get to witness the
    majestic nature of mountains such as Annapurna and Ganesh Himal.
    You rest at the beautiful village for the day while also indulging yourself in the local culture,
    campfires and socializing with the locals as well as your fellow travelers. Not to miss, the local
    alcoholic beverage that tags along with all that.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Trekking Tea House Lodge on twin sharing basis

    Day 4: Soti Khola to Machhakhola 869m 6 hours

    Stop At: Manaslu, Gorkha Nepal
    Day 4 into the expedition on the path to Manasalu you wake up in Soti Khola and have your
    breakfast. This is the part where you start the real part of the trip, the trekking. The distance
    between Soti Khola and Machha Khola is 14.1 kilometers or 8.7 miles. The le3ap from an
    altitude of 700m to 869m takes you somewhere around 6-7 hours of trekking in general.
    The cultural submergence in the Gurung villages along the pathways especially the places like
    Lapubesiu and Khanibasi enriches your trip phenomenally. With the eye-candy vicinity at your
    disposal, you shall surely make up for the harsh hilly terrain you make your way through in this
    adventurous trek. You shall pass through the lush green forests, the furious yet calming Budi
    Gandaki river and of course the priceless snowcapped mountain glimpses.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Trekking tea house lodge on twin sharing basis

    Day 5: Machha Khola to Jagat 1340m 6 hours

    Stop At: Manaslu, Gorkha Nepal
    We shall be climbing upwards to a more high altitude destination while approaching the
    Machhakhola which is 1340m above sea level. The track along the picturesque vista takes you 6
    hours on an average to trek to your destination.
    It is in this region that you find the best of views, due to the high elevations. Also, the hot spring
    in Khola Besi, helps you relax and unwind through all that adventure you embarked upon in
    your trekking.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Trekking tea house lodge on twin sharing basis

    Day 6: Jagat to Lokpa 2240m 6/7 hours

    Stop At: Manaslu, Gorkha Nepal
    As you leave Jagat you are confronted with a suspension bridge of Budi Gandaki. Crossing the
    bridge over the rapids of the river will provide you with a highly daunting experience. This is
    exactly the point in the trek when you enter the entrance to the hidden valley of Tsum.

    To get to the destination of Lokpa, located at the altitude of 2240m, will take you to 6-7 hours
    of trekking through the unstoppable splendid sights and off-beaten pathway.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Trekking Tea House lodge on twin sharing basis

    Day 7: Lokpa to Chumling 2386m 7 hours

    Stop At: Manaslu, Gorkha Nepal
    The trek from Lokpa to Chumling situated 2386m above sea level demands 7 hours of your day.
    While on the journey you get to experience even crispier views as Lokpa is the first village in the
    Tsum valley.
    You get to witness the majesty of the peaks like Baudha Himal(6672m) and Ganesh Himal while
    going about on the rocky yet serene pathways. As you reach Chumling you are submerged into
    a whole another cultural plateau with monasteries like Panago Gumba, Mani Dhungyur, and
    Gurwa Gumba. If camping is your preference Chumling also provides with great campsites.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Trekking tea house lodge on twin sharing basis

    Day 8: Chumling to Chhokan Paro 3031m 6 hours

    Stop At: Manaslu, Gorkha Nepal
    As we head to a higher altitude the weather pattern starts to change and so does the terrain.
    With mostly chilly weather you come across a rocky pathway leading you your 3031m high
    destination of Chhokanpoaro. Actually, this region is the upper part of the Tsum valley, so you
    get a closer glimpse of various mountain peaks.
    The hospitality of the people in this region is widely acclaimed among tourists. The Tibetan Tea
    and the local cuisine inclusive of homegrown potato, mushroom and soya beans is bound to be
    a splendid experience for the visitors. The 6 hours of the trek would surely prove to be worth it
    as you get to witness the magnificent vibe of the place.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Trekking tea house lodge on twin sharing basis

    Day 9: Chhokan Paro to Nile 3361m 6 hours

    Stop At: Manaslu, Gorkha Nepal
    From Chhokang Paro, we trek for 6 hours to the village of Nile (also famous as Chhule). As a
    matter of fact, this is the last village in the Tsum valley located 3361m above sea level. The
    sublime village actually is situated on the western sun-faced side of Shiar Khola.
    A blend of uniqueness and magnificence is provided by the views of the Local Gumbas and the
    Shair river that flows nearby the village.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Trekking tea house lodge on twin sharing basis

    Day 10: Nile to Mi Gumpa 3700m 4/5 hours

    Stop At: Manaslu, Gorkha Nepal
    Mu Gompa located 3700m above sea level boasts itself as one of the oldest monasteries in the
    region which has carried on the history and culture of the region for years on end. The history
    of the monastery actually dates back to the very dawn of Buddhism in the area. As you walk for
    about 4-5 hours from the Nile you would get to acknowledge yourself with the culture, relics
    and artistic mastery that reflects through the monastery of Mu Gompa. As a matter of fact, Mu
    Gompa is the highest point of your trek
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Trekking tea house lodge on twin sharing basis

    Day 11: Day Trip Around Mi Gompa

    Stop At: Manaslu, Gorkha Nepal
    You will spend the day enjoying the vicinity of the historic monastery that is Mu Gompa. While
    indulging yourself in the awesome religious, cultural and artistic vicinity of the Gompa your trip
    as well as your soul would be utterly enriched. You also get the chance to explore the beautiful
    sceneries in the surrounding areas which include snow-capped mountains, remote settlements,
    and most importantly local and friendly people.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Trekking tea House lodge on twin sharing basai

    Day 12: Mu Gompa to ChhokangParo via Milerapa Cave 6/7 hour

    Stop At: Manaslu, Gorkha Nepal
    On day 12 your descend from the highest point of the trek is underway. Although you are
    making your journey back, there are a lot of awesome stops that the treks still has in store for
    you. You will be heading towards the village of ChhokangParo which would take about 6-7
    hours of walking through the familiar terrain. Not to worry folks, we get to experience the
    refreshing views of mountains like Ganesh Himal Range, Baudha and Himchuli along our way
    down.
    However, the Milerpa Cave along the way undoubtedly would be the highlight of the day as it
    offers visitors with a highly daunting experience. The cave is also referred to as Piren Phu,
    which means the cave of pigeons. The cave got its name, Milerpa because the saint of the same
    name is believed to have meditated there for quite a while. As the cave holds major religious
    and cultural value, it is filled with astounding Buddhist mural paintings, oozing artistic scripts,
    long prayer flags and splendid Buddhist scripture.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Trekking tea house lodge on twin sharing basis

    Day 13: Chhokangparo to Gumba Lodang 3200m 6/7 hours

    Stop At: Manaslu, Gorkha Nepal
    We then make our trip to the Gumba Lodand, which is a 6-7 hour uphill trek from Chhokanparo.
    The trek commences from the beautiful village of Domje. The monastery situated at an altitude
    of 3200m is one of the most significant holy places of the area where locals come to pay their
    homage. We are greeted by priests of the monastery who guide us and educate us on the
    significance of each and every aspect of the amenities present in the Gumba.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Trekking tea house lodge on twin sharing basis

    Day 14: Ganesh Himal Base camp day trip

    Stop At: Manaslu, Gorkha Nepal
    The trek that takes you to the splendid serenity of Ganesh Himal Base Camp is undoubtedly one
    of the major highlights of the journey. After embarking on a short hike through a forest you
    reach the first stop of Langtang Khola. After this, you take on a more adventurous journey
    towards the Torogumba Glacier. As we walk some 2-3 hours after meeting up with the
    otherworldly glacier we reach our final destination, Ganesh Himal Base Camp. We would enjoy
    our nights at the footsteps of Ganesh Himal in tents.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Trekking tea house lodge on twin sharing basis

    Day 15: Gumba Lodang to Lokpa 2240m 6/7 hours

    Stop At: Manaslu, Gorkha Nepal
    The descent from this point on becomes more fierce. Yet, there is no way you would be missing
    out on the adventure or the dazzling views that the nature hugging locality has to offer. You get
    to jog your memory of the wondrous views that met your path during the ascend while on a 6-7
    hours trek leading you back to the village of Lokpa.
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Trekking tea house lodge on twin sharing basis

    Day 16: Lokpa to Jagat 1340m 5 hours

    Stop At: Manaslu, Gorkha Nepal
    The trail gradually descends to a lower altitude while we reach the village of Philim. You would
    enjoy lunch in the serene vicinity of the local village and cross the Budi Gandaki River through
    the aforementioned suspension bridge. As you go through a lot of up and down terrain along
    the Budi Gandaki river you reach Jagat.
    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at Trekking tea house lodge on twin sharing basis

    Day 17: Jagat to Soti Khola 700m 5 hours

    Stop At: Manaslu, Gorkha Nepal
    The day actually is the wrap up of the monumental trekking expedition we embarked upon for
    quite a while. Yet, that doesn't mean that there would be any compromise on the adventure or
    the beautiful views. During our trek along Budi Gandaki river banks, we pass some beautiful
    lush green forest, tranquil waterfalls, and beautiful charming villages. We make our last night
    stay at the Gorkha district before we head out to Kathmandu.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight at trekking tea house lodge

    Day 18: Soti Khola to kathmandu 10 hours

    Stop At: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    After having breakfast at Soti Khola, you head back to Kathmandu. You would be transported
    via a private jeep to your respective hotel in Kathmandu. The 10 hours drive to Kathmandu also
    has some stops along the way.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: overnight at 3 star category hotel
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your guide will pick up from your hotel on time Airports
    • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

1

Organised by Trek Around Himalayas

Activity ID: V-104483P8

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