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Tsum Valley Trek

Discover the secret Tibetan Buddhist land lying at the edge of one of the most secluded Himalayan valleys.The region once being part of Tibet looks completely different from what you will find elsewhere. The people of Tsum Valley or the Tsumbas belong to Tibetan origin with their own ancient form of dialect, art, culture and religion. Very few adventure travelers have made it to this high and mysterious valley, which used to be an important trade link with Tibet. In the initial days, we trek the route of Around Manaslu Trek or the Manaslu Circuit Trek. The Tsum Valley lies on the northern part of Manaslu and used to be a restricted area until 2008. The region is still less exposed in comparison to other touristy areas, with relatively virgin and less beaten paths in comparison to the more popular regions.

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$2,471

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Duration

19 days

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  • What's included :
    • 18x Breakfast
    • 17x Dinner
    • 16x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 18 nights
    • All ground transportation by private vehicles
    • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu
    • All accommodations in tents and suitable Guest Houses during the treks
    • Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
    • Welcome & farewell dinner
    • All porterages costs
    • All cost for a Himalayan Glacier leader (First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking) and sherpa assistant. Trek leader helps each individuals while on trek
    • All necessary paper works and permits
    • Travel & Rescue arrangements
    • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
    • All government and local taxes if necessary
    • Himalayan Glacier Kit Bag
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    What's excluded :
    • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)/ International airfare to & from home city/
    • Excess baggage charges
    • Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu.
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
    • Tips for guides and porters.
    • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

  • Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel (1,300m/4,264ft)

    Pass By: Himalayan Glacier Trekking - Private Day Tours, Amrit Marga Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier who will drop us off at our hotel. After checking in, we take a rest or visit Himalayan Glacier’s office. We may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier where you will be served excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country's food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa

    Day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

    Pass By: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (BouddhaNath) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Himalayan Glacier briefs us regarding our trek as well as provides us opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. Overnight at Kathmandu.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa

    Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Arughat (600m/1,968ft) 7-8 hours drive

    Pass By: Aarughat, Nepal
    A 7-8 hour's drive from Kathmandu into the western mountains takes us to Arughat via Dhadingbesi, headquarter of the Dhading district. Through the dirt road from Dhadingbesi viewing the greenery hills we reach Arughat, our trek start point. Arughat is a major town in the region and is divided in two parts with the Budhi Gandaki river flowing between them. Overnight at Arughat.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 4: Arughat to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 5-6 hours

    Pass By: Soti Khola, Nepal
    We cross the bridge over Budhi Gandaki and begin our trek from the western part of Arughat., we follow the stone-paved street north through the bazaar. We pass through the hydro- electric power plant, fields of rice and millet to Mangaltar, and through forests we arrive at Shanti Bazar. The trail to Budhi Gandaki valley now becomes steeper and the trek more difficult as we cross the Arkhet Khola on a suspension bridge, passing the shops of Arkhet Bazar. Descend to a high, cascading waterfall making a long steep slog up a ridge to Kuerepani. Then from here the trail descends to Soti Khola. Overnight stay at the campsite at Soti Khola. Overnight at Soti Khola.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 5: Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (870m/2,952ft): 6-7 hours

    Pass By: Machhakhola, Uiya, Nepal
    Cross the bridge and trek through the beautiful Sal forests, then climb onto a ridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. The rocky trail then weaves its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. It eventually makes its way down and past a few rice terraces, then up and around to the Gurung village of Labubesi. Climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens and the Budhi Gandaki meanders among wide gravel bars. Drop to the sandy river bed and walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. Head down again to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. Overnight at Machha Khola.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 6: Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m/7676ft): 6-7 hours

    Pass By: Jagat, Jagat, Gandaki Zone, Western Region
    The narrow trail makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola, flowing in a rocky ravine, then reaches Khorlabesi. After a few more ups & downs there is a small trailside hotspring, from where we reach to Tatopani. From the Hot spring we climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. Climb on a wide, well-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 at Yaru Khola. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Cross to the west bank of the budhi gandaki, climb over a ridge, and trek along the river then climb towards the village of Jagat.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 7: Jagat to Chisopani (1660m/5,445ft): 4-5 hours

    Pass By: Philim, Sirdibas, Nepal
    After completing with the ACAP procedure, we climb over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. Continue upstream to a long simple hanging bridge. Climb up to Philim, a large gurung village. Philim valley is well known for Japanese made school and police station. Walk past Philim to the north across a forest with the views of the narrowing valley we reach Chisopani. Overnight at Chisopani.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 8: Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m/7,827ft): 6 - 7 hours

    Pass By: Chumling, Chumchet, Nepal
    After Ekle Bhatti cross the gorge and half an hour walk in the right side we get to see the big and beautiful waterfall and enter the pine tree forests. Descend down to trail going to the Tsum Valley. Climb through pine and rhododendron forests. Enjoy the views of Himalchuli mountains at 7893m and Boudha Himal from Lokpa, a small beautiful village. Pass Lokpa, descend half an hour towards Lungwa khola and climbing jick jack difficult trail further two hours north through pines and rhododendrons we reach Gumlung. Crossing the Siyar Khola, finally arrive at Chumling, from where we can view Shringi Himal. Visit the old Chumling gompa, and the stone streets of the village.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 9: Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m/9,903ft): 4-5 hours

    Pass By: Leru,Tsum, Leru, Chhakampaar, Nepal
    Cross the suspension bridge onto the opposite bank. Enjoy the great views of Ganesh Himal. Walk past Rainjam to Serpu Khola crossing another bridge we arrive at the Gho Village. Another continues 2 hours climb to Tsum takes us to the village of Chhokangparo. Weather permitting; enjoy the views of Himalchuli at 7893 meters and Ganesh Himal at7140m. Overnight at Chokhangparo.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 10: Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m/11,058ft): 5-6 hours

    Pass By: Nile, Chhokangparo, Nepal
    While climbing above Chokhangparo, better to be careful of altitude problems. Walk past Lamagaon crossing rope suspension bridge to the Rachen Gompa, which is also well known as Nunnery Gompa too. We make a small visit and then we cross the Shiar Khola. Continue walking through the well managed villages Lar (micro hydro power), Phurbe and Pangdun. Leaving old historic Stupa of Bhudda in a way crossing the village of Chhule, climb upstream and cross the bridge to finally arrive at Nile. If you consider we can make your visit to a famous monastery of Chhule which is located in the top of area.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 11: Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m/12,174ft): 3 hours

    Pass By: Mu Gompa, Chhokangparo, Nepal
    We are now almost close to the Tibetan border. Walk to the west bank of the valley through the Tibetan landscapes. Climb up to the Mu Gompa. We also visit the monastery. Then after, we make a visit to the Dhephu Doma Gompa.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 12: Mu Gompa, sightseeing

    Pass By: Mu Gompa, Chhokangparo, Nepal
    Today we make a sightseeing of the whole Mu Gompa Region. Mu Gompa is the largest monastery in the region. The Gompa lies at the highest and most remote part of the Tsum Valley. After exploring the Mu Gompa area, you may also consider the option of getting to the base of Pika Himal (4865m).

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 13: Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (3,245m/10644ft) via Milarepa cave: 5 hours

    Pass By: Mu Gompa, Chhokangparo, Nepal
    Trek back through Chhule and Phurbe, on the east bank of the Shiar Khola. Finally we arrive at Burgi village. The Burgi village is a small beautiful village. Climb up to the Milarepa's Cave Milarepa Cave (piren phu) is known for its mesmerizing glimpses of Poshyop Glacier, Kipu Himal and Churke himal.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 14: Burgi village - Chumling (2,386/7,827ft): 5-6 hours

    Pass By: Chumling, Chumchet, Nepal
    Continue trekking watching the greenery of nature and descend down to Chhokang Paro again. From their continue descending to Gho. Descending further, we arrive at the bridge over the Sarpu Khola. Trekking along the lower Tsum Valley takes you to again Chumling.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 15: Chumling to Philim (1,570m/5,103ft): 6-7 hours

    Pass By: Lokpa, Chumchet, Nepal
    The trail continues to Lokpa. After lunch south on a flat trail we move ahead. Enjoy the gorgeous Samba Falls. Finally arrive at Philim after 6 or 7 hours long trekking. A trail passes through the Phillim village that leads to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 16: Philim to Khorlabesi (970m/3182ft: 6-7 hours

    Pass By: Khorlabesi, Nepal
    Trek starts today from Philim to Khorlabesi via Jagat and Tatopani. Descend down to Sirdibas and we finally reach to Jagat. Further descend takes us to Yaruphant. The arid Tibetan climate now gives way to subtropical green vegetation. Continue trekking to Dobhan. Finally arrive at Tatopani. There is a hot spring at Tatopani. If interested, you may dip yourself in the hot spring and relax your tired muscles by soaking yourself in the hot spring. If not continue walking up and down from Tatopani to reach Khorlabesi, our rest place for the day.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 17: Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 6-7 hours

    Pass By: Soti Khola, Nepal
    The trail crosses the Tharo Khola flowing in a rocky ravine. Head down again to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. Walk along the Budhi Gandaki River to reach to Gurung village of Labubesi. Pass the two waterfalls on a steep rocky trail on the side of a cliff. We then reach Khursane. Walk along the ridge above Budhi Gandaki and cross the Sal forests. Finally, cross the bridge to arrive at Soti Khola.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Best Available Tea House

    Day 18: Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu (1300m/1,968ft): Walk 4 hours and drive 7-8 hours

    Pass By: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    Climb up to the ridge of Kyorpani. Descend down to the cascading waterfall. Trekking further arrive at Arkhet. Cross the Arkhet Khola. We are now leaving the Budhi Gandaki Valley. Arrive at Sante Bazaar; pass through the forests to Maltar. Finally, passing by the hydroelectric plant following the stone streets, we arrive at 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 both sides of the road. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa

    Day 19: Farewell Friends

    Pass By: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. A representative from Himalayan Glacier will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Himalayan Glacier's representative will be there at the airport holding the company's placard. He will pick you up and escort you to your designated hotel in a private comfortable vehicle.Airports
    • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 10/2/2020 - 11/30/2020
    Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Tuesday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    12/4/2020 - 12/7/2020
    Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    3/8/2021 - 4/27/2021
    Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    5/1/2021 - 5/31/2021
    Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    9/4/2021 - 9/27/2021
    Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    10/2/2021 - 11/30/2021
    Monday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Tuesday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Friday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Sunday:12:15 AM - 11:45 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The Itinerary details is in brief due to word constraints. Please visit Himalayan Glacier website for more details.
    • We will be accommodated for three nights in Yatri Suites & Spa or Hotel Moonlight or Similar in Kathmandu and other time in comfortable two men camping tent, foam mattress, 4 season sleeping bag will be provided. In some places, accommodation can be provided by lodges and guest-houses also, if their hygienic conditions are good enough. We maintain standard comfort in every matter based on the enforceable conditions such as weather calamities. All hotel accommodations & tent is based on twin share. On request, a single supplement will charge US$ 290
    • ll Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking in mountains. Three meals a day will be provided from the teahouse/lodge menus but the meals in this particular route are expected great meals. Each day dinner and breakfast are taken in the same place you spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination in a tea shop. Pay attention, please, this region of Tsum valley doesn't have developed tourist infranstructure (and it is main attraction of this region), so the choice of the meal is poor enough. Mainly you can take Tibetan bread, dal bath, tsampa porridge other simple local food. Be ready for this. By the way, you can hire especial kitchen team from our company, and it will follow with your group during the trek. But this will raise the price. Breakfasts are provided in the hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Himalayan Glacier. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
    • On trek, toilet facilities are available near by your tent is an optimum distance in a toilet tent. After use of such facilities, wastes will be cover with necessary natural preservation.
    • You are likely to walk for 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but no real extremes of weather. Moderate trails entail reaching up to 5500m with daily ascends of around 400-700m. You will also be facing high altitude air with low level of oxygen on some days and are therefore required to have a positive attitude and be physically fit. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.
    • The best months are September, October & November during the Autumn season and after March, April & May during the spring season are consider as the best seasons for doing this trek. Regarding monsoon season at summer time we do not suggest to try this route from June till August. But at autumn months weather is perfect: there is no rain, and it is warm enough.
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

12

Organised by Himalayan Glacier

Activity ID: V-24589P36

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