Tsum Valley Trekking | Less touristic trekking trail in Nepal

Tsum Valley Trekking

Tsum Valley Trekking

The Tsum Valley Trekking area lies in the Northen part of giant mount Manaslu. One of the restricted trekking area of Nepal; which was restricted area until 2008. Trek to Tsum valley is discovered the secret Tibetan Buddhist land lying at the edge of the Himalayan valley and the border of Tibet. This valley is one of the remotest Himalayan valleys in Nepal.

 

Surrounding by the majestic Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Buddha Himalaya Range. Amazing landscape, Beautiful Buddhist monasteries, the glacier melted Rivers and Waterfalls. Varieties of flora and fauna make your time is one of the unforgettable journeys in the Himalaya of Nepal. The peoples of this valley belong to Tibetan origin with their own ancient form dialect, Art, Culture, Religion, and Traditions. Peoples from this area have own way of family life, which is very interesting and surprising for many outsiders. All the Brothers from a family married with a single woman.

 

Tsum Valley Trekking kicks off with 7 to 8 hours drive from Kathmandu to Arughat; the starting and ending point of the trekking. The first part of trekking trail is same as Manaslu Circuit Trek. The trail is quite good and easy to walk above the Budi Gandaki river. Then suddenly need to follow the different trail to entrance on hidden Tsum Valley.

 

During the trek you need to pass through the Alpine forest, Glacier rivers, ancient Gompas (Monasteries), Stupas, Mani walls, and caves; Caves and Monasteries such as Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa, Dephyudonma Gompa and Milarepa Cave.

 

BEST TIME TO DO TSUM VALLEY TREKKING

Trekking season starts from March, April, and May in Spring and September, October, and November in Autumn these two season the best time to do trekking in Nepal, also explore this ancient and traditional valley too. Regarding monsoon period at summer time we suggest, everybody to do not travel in this region; also during winter is very cold and icy to travel Tsum Valley.

 

Special Note:

This itinerary is our tailor-made program for Tsum Valley Trekking. Days in the trek is always flexible it can increase and decrease depending on your holiday length schedule and choice. If you are thinking about some change please email us at jrntreks@gmail.com.

 

Itinerary

  1. Kathmandu to Arughat (Drive 7- 8 hours)
  2. Arughat to Sotikhola. 4-5 hours hike
  3.  Sotikhola to Machhe Khola. 6-7 hours hike
  4.  Machhe Khola to Jagat. 6-7 hours hike
  5.  Jagat to Chisapani. 4-5 hours hike
  6.  Chisapani to Chumling. 6-7 hours hike
  7.  Chumling to Chokhangparo. 4-5 hours hike
  8.  Chokhangparo to Nile. 5-6 hours hike
  9. Nile to Mu Gompa. 3-4 hours hike
  10.  Mu Gompa sighteeing
  11. Mu Gompa to Burgi Village vie Milarepa cave 5-6 hours hike
  12. Burgi Village to Chumling. 5-6 hours hike
  13. Chumling to Filim. 6-7 hours hike
  14.  Filim to Khorlabesi. 6-7 hours hike
  15.  Khorlabesi to Sotikhola. 6-7 hours hike
  16. Sotikhola to Kathmandu.. drive 8-10 hours

What’s included in the Cost:

Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle
# Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
# Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, medicine.
#  Food during the Trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea or coffee on the choice from menu one item each time.
# Teahouse/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
# Trekking Permit
# Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
# Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
# Welcome/Farewell Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
# All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes.

The cost are not included:
# Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
# International Airfare/Airport tax.
# Food in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
# Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot and cold showers.
# Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
# Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
# Personal trekking gears
# Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
# Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

Equipments list

Good standard trekking boots
Camping shoes/thongs
Socks-polypropylene
Down Jacket
Fleece
T-shirts
Trekking trousers
Shorts (both casual and for treks)
Swim wear
Sun Hat
Woollen Hat
Nylon Windbreaker
Gloves
Gaters
Strong Rucksack
Sleeping Bag
Water Bottle
Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
Toiletries/soap
Toilet paper
Sun block
Travel Towel
Wet-wipes
Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
Sunglasses
Binoculars
Camera & lenses
Memory cards
GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
Altimeter
Compass
Book/music player/pack of cards
Padlock
A plastic bag for waste
Energy/snack bars
The following equipment are needed during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore – Tex Jackets)

We advise travel insurance to all travelers are interested of trekking in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal is walking in the trail (path) of mountains. In mountain areas health treatment facilities are not standard. There are less available of good hospitals and doctors. So if in case the trekker suffers from severe sickness, he should bring to Kathmandu by helicopter for better treatment. And the helicopter charter fare is expensive in Nepal. If you have already travel insurance, your money will be saved.

When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We Himalayan Smile Treks and Adventures Pvt. Ltd. shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects.

We also let you know that Nepalese Insurance Company does not have travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese citizens. So we advise you do your travel insurance with Insurance Company in your own place.

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