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Tsum Valley Trekking-19 Days

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Tsum Valley  Trekking – 19 Days is a popular trekking destination that shares the border with Tibetain plateau making the trekking strenuous and thrilling. Tsum Valley Trekking-19 Days Price USD$1800 is set up by Himalayan Wild Treks. In addtion, Himalayan Wild Treks also offers the latest updated Tsum Valley Trekking -19 Days Map and traveler-friendly Tsum Valley Trekking- 19 Days Itinerary. The trekking encompasses the remotest Northern area of Manaslu Region.

Tsum Valley Trekking - 19 Days is located behind Ganesh Himal (7742m), which can be seen even from Kathmandu. At the background of Tsum Valley lies Sringi Himal, Boudha Himal and Ganesh Himal. Tibetan nomads have lived here since the time immemorial. Any traveler who visits Tsum valley will get chance to experience different culture, lifestyle, tradition and way of life. Tsum Valley opened for the first time in 2008,  is certainly one of the most off the beaten trekking destinations of Nepal. A famous Buddhist saint Guru Milareppa, who contributed to the conservation of Tsum Valley area had meditated here for several years. Tsum Valley has a bizzare long standing culture of sharing a wife among all of the brothers from the same mother. Tsum Valley is equally famous for a wide range of flora and fauna. The jungle safari in the alpine region of Tsum Valley leaves a sweet indelible memory in your mind.

Tsum Valley Trekking– 19 Days, technically starts with a brief sightseeing of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu(1400m) prior to drive to Arughat Bazar(561m) from where we drive to Soti Khola(710m), en route to Machha Khola (887m), Dobhan(876m), Philim (634m), Chhokangparo (722m), Chhule (3721m) where we pay a short visit to Milareppa cave and trace back to Mu Gompa (3400m), Rachen Gompa(2943m), Philim (3170m), en route to Tatopani (3210m) Soti Khola (710m) traversing ahead to Arughat (561m), where the trekking formally comes to an end.

Himalayan Wild Treks is one of the most trusted trekking agencies founded by professionals who have involved in tourism of the country for decades. Quality service in reasonable price is our motto and we leave no stone unturned when it comes to client satisfaction. We have been organizing different tours, trekking and adventure activities in all the different trekking destinations of Nepal. Please feel free to contact us for Tsum Valley Trekking - 19 Days. We are on standby around the clock to cooperate with you.

Outline Itinerary for Tsum Valley Trekking
Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 2: From Kathmandu drive to Arughat Bazaar (8-9 hours)
Day 3: Arughat to Soti Khola (6-7 hours)
Day 4: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (6-7 hours)
Day 5: Machha Khola to Doban (6-7 hours)
Day 6: Doban to Philim (6 hours)
Day 7: Philim to Chumling (Lower Tsum) (7 hours)
Day 8: Chumling to Chhokangparo (Upper Tsum) (5-6 hours)
Day 9: Chhokangparo to Nile/Chhule, visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave on the way (6-7 hours)
Day 10: Nile/Chhule to Mu Gompa (3700 m), visit Dhephyudonma Gompa (4060 m) (4 hours)
Day 11: Extra day for excursion
Day 12: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (5 hours)
Day 13: Rachen Gompa to Dumje (6-7 hours)
Day 14: Dumje to Philim (cross Ripchet) (6-7 hours)
Day 15: Philim to Tatopani (6-7 hours)
Day 16: Tatopani to Soti Khola (6-7 hours)
Day 17: Soti Khola to Arughat Bazar (6-7 hours)
Day 18: From Arughat Bazar drive to Kathmandu (8-9 hours)
Day 19: Finale Departure – Transfer to international airport

Highlights of Tsum Valley Trekking -19 Days
The sightseeing of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites prior to drive to Aarughat bazaar is rewarding. Then the trail  meanders through tropical hills festooned with pine and oak forests  passing by rocky slopes  and caves that are used as meditation sites. The area inhabited by Tibetan nomads, the Tibetan culture of Nuri people and their warm hospitality makes travelers feel at home. The journey along with Budhigandaki river valley is another asset of the trail. The diverse ecosystem found on the trail is big flora and fauna galore. The inhabitants of Tsum Valley  have a long standing bizarre tradition of polyandry system.  Restricted till 2008, Tsum Valley trail offers most adulterated fascinating natural beauty.


#Tsum Valley Trekking Difficulty
Tsum Valley Trekking is not a stroll in the park. Like other trekking destinations, Tsum Valley consists of several ups, downs and meanders on the trail. After following the path that forks from Manaslu Trail, en route to Tsum Valley you will have to pass through the trans-Himalayan forests, glacial rivers, and meandering paths. A pass at Lower Budi Gandaki region of Liding gives certain level of strain. The hiking en route to Machhakhola, Jagat and Philim might feel strenuous. If you can walk 6 to 7 hours a day through challenging trails, you will enjoy the trekking. Make a habit of walking on the uneven terrain before embarking on the journey to Tsum Valley.

#Tsum Valley Trekking Physical Fitness
Before embarking on a journey to Tsum Valley Trekking, you can do cycling, running, swimming, hiking and rock-climbing just to help yourself achieve fitness necessary to cherish the true adventure of Tsum Valley trekking. It is important that you are in a good physical shape so that you don't have to face the altitude difficulties. Those who are overweight are most likely to catch altitude sickness more quickly than those who have adimrable physical fitness. You are not required to be super fit like fitness freaks or connoisseurs, but basic level of fitness is always a must. Though our staffs and guides are on standby to support you, consider being self-reliant with good fitness.

#Tsum Valley Trekking Best Season
The best Season for Tsum Valley Trekking is the Spring(March, April and May). Apart from the Spring, the second best season to trek in Tsum Valley is Autumn(October, Novemeber and December). These are the the best seasons determined on the basis of the frequency of the visits and treks done by the travelers the world over. Tsum Valley Terkking can also be done in Winter but the temperature here remains sub-zero during winter. For the least traffic, you can still go for Tsum Valley. Other than winter, summer or monsoon season can be troublesome as it keeps raining with most views snow-clouded.

#Tsum Valley Trekking Weather
Weather is something that always plays a vital role when it comes to trekking in Tsum Valley. Spring and Autumn are thought to have the most cherished weather since they do not have rainfall, snowfall or overcast days for that matter. Snowfall might sound romantic but it makes the trail slippery and slushy adding difficulty to the strain of walk. January and February are extremely cold and trekking here in days of these months might be extraordinarily difficult. Early May and June have supportive weather. July and August are avoidable due to the heavy rainfall and overcast days. October and November have the best weather too.


#Tsum Valley: How to Reach
Tsum Valley Trekking– 19 Days, technically starts with a brief sightseeing of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley prior to a very scenic drive to Arughat Bazar  from where we drive to Soti Khola, en route to famous tourist icons Machha Khola, Dobhan, Philim, Chhokangparo, and Chhule where we pay a short visit to Milareppa Cave. Having visited the famous Milareppa Cave, we trace back to Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa, and Philim, en route to Tatopani  and Soti Khola traversing ahead to Arughat, where the trekking formally comes to an end. Tsum Valley is one of the comfortably accessible trekking destinations.

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu
It's a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane hits the tarmac, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Welcome drinks will be served and over night at your hotel.
Day 2: From Kathmandu drive to Arughat Bazaar (8-9 hours)
We take an 8-9 hrs bus ride to Arughat Bazaar in Gorkha district. The village of Arughat is in two parts, on opposite sides of the Buri Gandaki. Arughat Bazaar is large, clean and prosperous with hotels and shops selling cloth, food and hardware.
Day 3: Arughat to Soti Khola (6-7 hours)
From Arughat Bazar we trek to Soti Khola. Along the way we enjoy splendid views of Shringri Himal. We trek through Gurung and Magar villages, past fields and cascading waterfalls, till we reach Soti Khola.We set up camp on the banks of the Soti Khola(‘khola' means river in Nepali).
Day 4: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (6-7 hours)
We trek from Soti Khola to Machha khola (Fish river). Machha khola is a village situated above a stream with the same name. We camp for the night by a wide campsite.
Day 5: Machha Khola to Doban (6-7 hours)
The trail from Macha Khola to Doban involves some steep ascents and descents. We climb a well – crafted staircase over a ridge to Doban. Doban lies at the confluence of the Shiar Khola, which flows from the east, and the Sarpu khola, which flows from the west.
Day 6: Doban to Philim (6 hours)
The route climbs ona rugged rocky trail. We climb up and down ravines and notched trees. We get good views of Sringri himal as we continue up to the village of Philim at 1550m.This is a large Gurung village with fields of corn and millet. There are several good campsites and we set up camp surrounded by alder, blue pine and poplar trees.
Day 7: Philim to Chumling (Lower Tsum) (7 hours)
We take the trail up through Philim and head up over a ridge that leads to Ganesh Himal Base camp and Chumling( Lower Tsum). We camp for the night at Chumling. There are several good campsites at Chumling.
Day 8: Chumling to Chhokangparo (Upper Tsum) (5-6 hours)
From Chumling we trek to Chhokangparo. Upper Tsum valley (part of the Inner Himalaya) open from Chhokangparo.Chhekamparo is a village situated on flat land and made up of two settlements Chhekam and Paro. From the valley, the Ganesh Himal range can be seen directly to the south where it provides spectacular views of the Baudha and Himal chuli peaks to the south-west. Some households in this village practice polyandry.
Day 9: Chhokangparo to Nile/Chhule, visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave on the way (6-7 hours)
From Chhokangparo we trek to Nile/ Chulle. This is the last village heading north in the upper Tsum Valley. Nile is on the western, sun-side of the Shiar Khola, about 20 minutes walk across from Chhule.
On the way we pass the Piren Phu cave. Piren Phu (pigeon cave) is one of the most sacred caves in the Tsum valley. It is located at the foot of a rugged cliff near the village of Burji. Milarepa, the famous Tibetan saint, was believed to have meditated here. There are two separate gumbas attached to the rocky cave. Richly painted Buddhist murals, excellent artistic scripts carved on stones, long prayer flags and significant Buddhists paper scripts make this cave one of the most important socio-cultural asset in the valley.
Beautiful views can be had of the Shiar Khola, Rachen Gumba, the mountains and settlements amidst vast agricultural land.
Day 10: Nile/Chhule to Mu Gompa (3700 m), visit Dhephyudonma Gompa (4060 m) (4 hours)
From Nile the trail gradually ascends to Mu gumba, the largest monastery in the region. Mu Gumba is located at the highest and farthest point in the Tsum valley. Mu Gumba was established in 1895 AD and is situated at an altitude of 3510m.The monastery houses religious books, including Kangyur, a life sized statue of Avalokiteshwara, and images of Guru Padmasambhava and Tara.
Dephyudonma Gumba is one of the oldest monasteries in the Tsum Valley and is situated in the rugged mountains, a 2 hr walk from the village of Chhule and Nile. The history of this monastery is directly associated with the dawn of Buddhism in the valley. The monastery is run by Lama Serap of Nile Ladrang from the Kangin sect. There are a few campsites and dinking water facilities.
Day 11: Extra day for excursion
We take a hike up Mu Gumba and reach the base of Pika Himal (4865m).We are quite close to Tibet and get a good view of the Tibetan peaks as well as the Ganesh Himal range. After the day's excursion we return to our camp at Mu gumba.
Day 12: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (5 hours)
From Mu Gumba we take the trail to Rachen Gumba, a nunnery. The nunnery is situated in the Shiar Khola Valley in the foothills of the mountains bordering Nepal and Tibet. Rachen Gumba was established in the year 1905 AD and is one of the largest nunneries in the Tsum valley. It houses nuns belonging to the Ngak-pa sect, which does not allow animal slaughter. The nunnery houses one thousand clay, moulded statues of Avalokiteshwara, a brightly colored, carved throne and pillar, and a large prayer wheel. The interior is richly painted with murals about Buddhism and its history.
Day 13: Rachen Gompa to Dumje (6-7 hours)
From Rachen Gompa we proceed towards Dumje, a small village with about eight houses and adjoining cattle shed.
Day 14: Dumje to Philim (cross Ripchet) (6-7 hours)
From Dumje we trek to Philim and cross Ripchet. On the way we pass one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Lower Tsum Valley, Samba Tingding Chhupyang.
Day 15: Philim to Tatopani (6-7 hours)
From Phillim we trek to Tatopani. There is a hot spring at Tatopani. You can relieve your tired muscles by soaking yourself in the hot spring.
Day 16: Tatopani to Soti Khola (6-7 hours)
From Tatopani we trek to Soti Khola. We pass through terraced fields and tropical waterfalls and finally set up camp at the village.
Day 17: Soti Khola to Arughat Bazar (6-7 hours)
As we make our way from Soti Khola to Arughat Bazar, we come to the last leg of our journey.
Day 18: From Arughat Bazar drive to Kathmandu (8-9 hours)
We drive to Kathmandu.
Day 19: Finale Departure – Transfer to international airport  

Included in the Cost

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Teahouse accommodation during the trek
All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
Welcome and farewell dinners
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
Himalayan Wild Treks trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and trekking map are yours to take
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (Tsum Valley Trekking permit, National Park Permit, TIMS)
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
All government and local taxes

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Cold Drinks and Alcohol
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and drivers

What to Bring ?

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

  • Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
  • Baselayer Hiking boots Socks
  • Trekking trousers / pants
  • shirts
  • Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal gloves
  • Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
  • Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 L. Antibacterial handwash
  • Small towel Daypack,25/30Litres
  • Trekking poles
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
  • Warm jacket (down)*

 

Medical

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • 1 skin-blister repair kit
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
  • Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  •  Water purification tablets or water filter
  • 1 set of earplugs Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it. NOTES Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.

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Cost Amount: $1800
Duration: 19 Days
Seasons : September - October, April - May
Type: Easy
Activities : Trekking/ sightseeing
No. of Pax : 2+
Starts From : Arughat
Ends at : Arughat

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