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Trip Facts

Price:
1375 with Bed and Breakfast
Trip Duration:
22
Best Season :
MArch to May , Sept. to Dec.
Trip Grade:
Moderate
Starting From:
kathmandu
End Point:
kathmandu
Per Day Hiking:
4-6 hours
Accomodation:
Guesthouse
Transportation:
drive and hike

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour around the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Traverse through an isolated and secluded trail to the Tsum valley, a hidden jewel
  • Natural and cultural richness of Tsum valley
  • Explore caves, gompas and monasteries that dates back to century
  • An insight on local folks – Tsumbas and close look to their culture, tradition and lifestyle
  • Majestic views of Singri Himal, Ngadi Chuli, Buddha Himal, Himal Chuli, Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal, etc.
  • Ganesh Himal Base Camp
  • Mu Gompa, Gumba Lungdang, Piren Phu cave and many other monasteries

Overview

Tsum Valley Trek 2021/2022 is an opportunity to excurse into the wild and restricted valley of Tsum. Enriched with unique landscapes, mountains, and preserved culture, Tsum valley is an elegance that showcases the magnificence of mountains and wild Trans Himalayas landscapes.This wonderful valley lies in the isolated and well-preserved section of Nepal in the backdrop of the beautiful Himalayas which includes Ganesh Himal, Singri Himal, Boudha ranges, and Mt. Manaslu, the world’s eighth highest mountain. Therefore, the valley is often regarded as a hidden jewel of Nepalese Himalayas. The name – Tsum is a Tibetan word that translates as impressive in English. And, like its name, the valley is truly impressive. The extraordinary views of mountains, wild desert-like landscape, isolation, ancient caves, monasteries, and preserved culture, the valley is indeed a jewel of the country.

Get ready for some surreal adventure in 2021/2022 because Himal Eco Treks is here with its exotic travel packages that might cater to your lust for travel and fun. The year 2020 has been a real trauma; the world has gone through isolation due to fear of the noble coronavirus. But the year 2021/2022 is a dessert; a year for travel, fun, and freedom after the stress of 2020. And, what would be more adventurous than spending time into the wilderness of nature? Located in the northern territory of Gorkha, Tsum valley is a breathtaking location where one can admire the natural and cultural beauty of Nepal at once. The valley extends over an area of 1663 meters and has some ancient caves, monasteries, and gompas that dates back to the century. It is a place of archeological importance that has the memories of past preserved intact.

Talking about the valley, the valley is sparsely populated with traditional people who resemble to that of Tibetan people in terms of culture, custom, religion, tradition, and lifestyle. One can notice the Tibetan style old houses built in the valley inhabited by people who follow the Tibetan Buddhist religion. The colorful prayer flags, mani walls, chortens, gompas, monasteries and caves on the way are the evidence of the fact. The rock-strewn trails, artistic chortens, prayer wheels, prayer flags and mani walls carved with the paintings of deities and prayers makes the trail to the valley even more mystic and appealing. Besides, the local folks regarded as Tsumbas are interesting. The trek can be an opportunity to get acquainted with their unique culture, custom, festival, dialect and lifestyle.

So, are you ready to immerse into this mystic beauty of Tsum valley? The trek can be a lifetime experience to appreciate the inspiring beauty of mountains like Mt. Singri Himal (7,817 m), Mt. Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Buddha Himal (6,672 m) and many more. The region was restricted until 2008. Though the trail has been opened thereafter, the region receives very few travelers. Therefore, the beauty of this valley is preserved and less exposed to the outer world. If you are amongst those who want to relish the glory of virgin trails in the pristine atmosphere, then Tsum Valley 2021 can be an ideal trekking option for the upcoming year 2021.

Tum valley trek 2021/2022 starts with a drive to Arughat which is around seven hours’ drive from the capital city of Kathmandu. From Arughat, the trail climbs up the Budhi Gandaki valley along a well-paved route with an awesome mix of dense forests, terraced farmlands, and charming villages. On the way, we diverse from the main Manaslu trail and head towards the Tsum valley. As we traverse into the valley, we can notice the change in atmosphere and surroundings. The atmosphere gets more wild, dry, and isolated. Tsum valley trek 2021/2022 is an opportunity to pass through alpine forests, glacial lakes, and traditional villages. We pass various villages like Liding, Machakhola, Jagat, and Philim on the lower Buri Gandaki river and traverse into the secluded region of Tsum to explore ancient caves and gompas like Paren Phu cave, Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa, Dephyudonma gompa and many more. Did you know? The valley is very rich in terms of wildlife. Therefore, do not get surprised if you get a sight of Himalayan Thar or Blue sheep somewhere nearby.


Detail Itinerary

As you land in the Tribhuwan International airport and come out of the arrival terminal after completing the immigration formalities, a representative from Himal Eco Trek will pick you up and drive you to a hotel in Kathmandu. Check in the hotel and the representative will brief you about your itinerary ahead. Stay at the hotel and relax to energize yourself for your days ahead in Nepal. Overnight in Kathmandu

After breakfast at the hotel, a tour guide from Himal Eco Treks will pick you up for a sightseeing tour around the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. You will be escorted to the historical and religious sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, and Boudhanath stupa. You can explore the sites and get some unique insights into the art, culture, and history of Nepal. The sightseeing tour in Kathmandu is a superb combo of art, culture, history, and diverse religion prevalent in Nepal. Meanwhile, we will arrange for your trekking permit. If you have any last-minute shopping left for trekking, you can buy them today. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Your guide will pick you up at the hotel for an early drive towards Besisahar. The road from Kathmandu to Beshisahar is quite smooth and concrete. From Besisahar, we take a local jeep that will take us through a bumpy and rough trail to Sotikhola via Arughat. It takes around 8 hours to reach Soti Khola. The first four hours of the drive goes smoothly while the next four hours’ drive is bumpy and dusty.Overnight at a guesthouse in Soti Khola.

Today, we head towards the north and follow the Budhi Gandaki River for the whole day. During the whole day, we remain close to the river and ascend all the way up to the base of the Larkya pass. Leaving the pass, we cross and re-cross the river several times over the suspension bridges. As we follow our trail, it leads us to Lapu Beshi. We then continue on the sandy banks of the river along a zigzag path to reach Maccha Khola and then to Khorla Bensi. Overnight at a guesthouse in Khorla Bensi.

Our trail for the day remains quite easy in the morning as we move through Khorlabesi. We stop for a while at Tatopani, to explore the natural hot water springs here and continue walking through a forested path to Dobhan. From here, our trail down into the banks of the Yaru Khola at Yaru Beshi, and continue climbing up on a high path to the fields in Jagat. Overnight at a guesthouse in Jagat.

Our trail moves uphill and then continues through a flat leveled path trail to sandy banks. The path then gets steep near Sirdibas and as we cross a dramatic suspension bridge over the river, we further climb up to a beautiful village of Phillim. From Phidim, we lose the height and enter to Tsum valley. As we head a little further with a climb, we reach Lokpa. The views of Ganesh Himal and Shringi Himal from Lokpa is amazing. Overnight at a guesthouse in Lokpa.

Today, we cross three suspension bridges in the morning and ascend up steeply for rest of the day. As we are close to the end of our journey today, we walk gradually along a nice path until we reach Chumling. Our walk for the day is short but as we have to ascend for long, the walk is quite tiring and gains a little more of elevation. Overnight at a guesthouse in Chumling.

We leave Chumling and begin our walk to Chhekampar. Chhekampur is also popularly known as Chhokangparo and is located on the top of the hill. Our trail for today follows one of the tributaries of the Budhi Gandaki River for the most part of the day. We pass a small monastery on the way and crosses another tributary from where we begin to ascend up to the hill to Chhekampar. Chhekampar consists of two unique settlements namely Chhokang and Paro. Being on the top of the hill, Chhekampar acts as a vantage point that offers close-up views of Ganesh Himal Range. Overnight at a guesthouse in Chhekampar.

Today, we walk ahead along an easy path through several small villages like Leru and Ngakyu to Lamagaun. Upon our arrival at Lama gaon, we explore around the village. Overnight at guesthouse in Lama Gaon.

Today we visit the famous Milarepa Cave and explore other gompas in Lama gaon. We explore around the wild village exploring the lifestyle, culture and tradition of people residing here. Overnight at a guesthouse in Lamagaon.

We continue our journey to the Nile that goes through a series of ups and downs to Mu Gompa. Mu Gompa is one of the oldest existing monasteries in the Tsum Valley region of Nepal. Due to its remote access, no human settlement is found in the area around Mu Gompa. This Gompa exists at the highest and farthest point in Tsum valley. Yaks carrying goods to and from Tibet can be seen on the way.

We descend down the valley to Chhule and continue walking down to Phurbe. We stay on the east bank of the Siyar Khola and cross flat boulder-covered plains and follow the power lines to Rachen Gompa/ Nunnery Gompa. We visit this ancient gompa and interact with the monks and nuns living in the gompa. We stay at the gompa for the night.

Leaving Nunnery Gompa, we retrace our journey back to Chhekampar. Overnight at a guesthouse in Chhekampar.

After having a quick breakfast, we will leave Dumje and choose the descending trail that enthralls us with scenic views of Manaslu Mountain and Ganesh Mountain. Moving through a few dispersed settlements, we will arrive at Lungdang Gompa. Lungdang Gompa is a Buddhist nunnery where males are not allowed an entrance. The area around Lung Dang Gompa offers the best sunrise view over the Ganesh Himal range. Stay overnight in a camp nearby Lung Dang Gompa

Today, we hike up to the Ganesh Base Camp. As we get closer to the Ganesh Base Camp, we will get looming close up views of Ganesh Himal. After beholding the beauty of Ganesh Himal from the base camp, we return back to Lung Dang Gompa

Leaving Lung Dang Gompa, we descend down to Ripchet. We follow the trail that goes through a series of ups and downs to the large village of Ripchet We then descend down through pine forests with wildlife and descend down the river until we reach Dobhan. Overnight at a guesthouse in Dobhan

We further descend down enjoying the beautiful landscapes around us. We follow a trail that drops down all the way to Yaru Phat. Overnight at a guesthouse in Yaru Phat.

We pass through the same ridge, drop down through the same stairs at Thulo Bharyang and cross the suspension bridges to Dobhan. We retrace our journey back to Hot springs at Tatopani and then the Macchakhola to Lapubensi.

We continue descending down along the slope of the Budhi Gandaki. Before reaching Sotikhola we again cross a suspension bridge on the way up the valley. As we walk ahead to Sotikhola, we can see a stunning waterfall in front of us. We further walk ahead until we reach Arughat. Overnight at a guesthouse in Arughat.

Today, we head towards Kathmandu. We drive for around seven hours from Arughat to Kathmandu. Our route along the way is scenic as it passes through Dhading Besi and Malekhu. We can enjoy the mountain views, rice fields, and crop fields and rivers. We drive through Naubishe and enter Kathmandu at Thankot checkpoint. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu

A free day in Kathmandu. We can either rest or stroll around the city for shopping and exploration. We can also visit different historical places in Kathmandu/ Bhaktapur or Patan if interested. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

A representative from Himal Eco Treks will escort you the international terminal of the airport before your scheduled flight for your journey ahead. Hope you had a great time with us!


Service Includes

  • Accommodation for nights spent at the hotel in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast at the hotel.
  • All the road transport along with picking up and drop at the airport upon your arrival and departure.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing tour inclusive of the entry fees, a travel guide, and a private vehicle.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek.
  • Accommodation in guesthouses throughout trek wherever available and in tented camps where there is no accommodation facility.
  • An experienced guide and a porter to assist you throughout your journey.
  • All Nepali staff insurance
  • Permit fees of Tsum valley and Lantang Conservation Area
  • Fees to be paid for Trekkers Information Management System - TIMS. (Note: You are required to bring two passport size photo for this purpose)
  • All other government fees and taxes.
  • First aid safety kit with basic medicines essential.
  • All the necessary trekking gear

Service Excludes

Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.

  • Nepal Entry visa fees.
  • Meals (lunch, dinner) in the hotel in Cities
  • International Airfare
  • Snacks, soft drink during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment is not provided by HET
  • Tips to the guide, porter, driver or any other trekking staff
  • Extra baggage charge

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Frequently asked questions

As you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, you will have to pay the Visa charges to enter into Nepal. Two passport size photos are necessary for this purpose.

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The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.

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