Tsum Valley Trek
Tsum Valley was a restricted area until it was opened for trekking in 2008 and there is a little information available on the area. The Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan Budhhist pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha, Nepal. Literally “Tsum” means vivid against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Boudha Ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin and speak unique dialect. Trails are strewn with artistic Chortens and lined with Mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with drawings of deities and inscribed with prayers. The famous Kyimu Lung, a pilgrimage circuit in the central Trans-Himalaya, is well known for its center of learning and meditation. This circuit traverses the Tsum Valley the Manaslu area in Nepal, and southern parts of Tibet. The Tsum Valley has long history of Buddhism. The Buddhist saint Milarepa is believed to be meditated in the caves of these mountains. Traditionally, the valley was a culturally distinct geographical called “Tsum Tso Chuksum”, which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. 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 bypassed by mainstream development for centuries. As a result, the unique culture of this valley has remained intact. The valley is drained by the Shear Khola, which originates from the western glacier of Ganesh Himal and east and southern glaciers of Sringi Himal and meets the Budhi Gandaki at Nyak. The valley is uniquely rich in wildlife, especially the Himalayan Thar and Blue Sheep which congregates in herds of 50 to 200. Hunting, fishing is not permitted in the Tsum Valley. The valley also boasts some unique and historic monasteries, including Rachen Gompa and Mu Gompa, which lie on a pretty plateau nestled in the lap of the valley and Gompa Lungdang, situated at the base of a conical hill against the main slope of Ganesh Himal.
Day 01 Arrival in KathmanduArrival in Kathmandu and meet with our office reprentative at the airport and transfer to Hotel. Welcome drink and short briefing about trek, relax.
Day 02 Sightseeing in KathmanduFull Day Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with tour guide by private car. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 03 Kathmandu - ArughatDrive from Kathmandu to Arughat 570m/6hours by Land Cruiser. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 04 Arughat - LapubesiTrek from Arughat to Lapubesi 880m/5hours. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 05 Lapubesi - KhorlabesiTrek from Lapubesi to Khorlabesi 970m/5hours. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 06 Khorlabesi - JagatTrek from Khorlabesi to Jagat 1370m/6hours. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 07 Jagat - LokpaTrek from Jagat to Lokpa 2240m/6hours (Entrance to Tsum Valley). Overnight at Lodge.
Day 08 Lokpa - ChhokangparoTrek from Lokpa to Chhokangparo 3031m/7hours. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 09 Chhokangparo - Mu GompaTrek from Chhokangparo to Mu Gompa 3700m/6hours. Overnight at Monastery.
Day 10 Mu Gompa - ChhokangparoTrek from Mu Gompa to Chhokangparo 3031m/5hours. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 11 Chhokangparo - GompaTrek from Chhokangparo to Gompa Lungdan 3200m/6hours. Overnight at Monastery.
Day 12 Explore Ganesh Himal Base CampExplore to Ganesh Himal Base Camp 4500m/7hours. Overnight at Monastery.
Day 13 Gompa Lungdan - LokpaTrek from Gompa Lungdan to Lokpa 2240m/7hours. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 14 Lokpa - DobanTrek from Lokpa to Doban 1070m/8hours (Exit from Tsum Valley). Overnight at Lodge.
Day 15 Doban - Soti KholaTrek from Doban to Soti Khola 730m/6hours. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 16 Soti Khola - KathmanduTrek from Soti Khola to Kathmandu 7hours by Land Cruiser and transfer to Hotel.
Day 17 Final FarewellDeparture to International Airport.
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop
- Necessary Flight tickets as per itenary.
- Accommodatio in Kathmandu and Pokhara and other related cities as per itenaries.
- Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary.
- Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and during the trek.?
- Lodge to lodge/tented camp accommodation during the trek as per itenaries.
- All necessary permits and paper works
- First Aid Medical kit box.
- Tourist service charge, Vat.
- Office Service charge.
- Guide & support staffs and their insurance and salary, food and accomodation.
- Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
- Travel insurance
- International air fare to and from Nepal.
- Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
- Items and expenses of personal nature
- Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, mineral water bottles, snacks, laundry, phone call, and internet.
- Personal Trekking Equipments.
- Tips for guide, porters, driver...