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Tsum Valley Trek

Trip Code: GTV

19 Days

Tsum Village in Gorkha, Nepal

Tsum Valley is a beautiful Himalayan valley situated in northern Gorkha, Nepal. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal and Sringi Himal, and Boudha mountain ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. The Tsum Valley is bounded by three high passes- the Ngula Dhoj Hyang (5093m) to the west and Yamdro Pass (5326m) to the north. Trekking trail to Tsum Valley is spread out with beautiful chortens and dotted with mani walls carried with sketches of deities and inscribed with prayers. The local people are immigrated from Tibet long time back and speak unique dialect. They follow Bon religion. The trek starts at Arughat and the trail follows the serpentine Budi Gandaki River until it reaches the plateau-like Tsum Valley with magnificent views of the Ganesh Himal and other mesmerizing peaks.       

Trek to Tsum valley is accessible via two routes: one passing through Chumchet and another from Lokpa. Both the routes entails steep uphill climb of over 1500 m. from the surface of the valley. Due to its remoteness and difficulty for trekking, this sacred valley and its people have been isolated from mainstream of  development for centuries. As a result, the extraordinary culture of this valley has remained intact. The valley is enriched in wildlife, especially the Himalayan Thar and Blue Sheep which flocks in herds of 50 to 200. Hunting, fishing is not prohibited in the Tsum Valley. The valley also brags some ancient and historic monasteries, that includes Rachen Gumba (3360m)  and Mu Gumba, which perch on a small plateau situated in the lap of the valley, and Gumba Lungdang, situated at the  elevation of 3370m of a conical hill opposite to  the main slope of Ganesh Himal. While on trek you will visit the biggest and most popular woman’s Monastery in Rachen Gompa and in Gumba Lumdang .Besides you will also visit another  biggest Monks’ Monastery at  Mu Gompa (3700m) and Milarepa cave where Milarepa is believed to have meditated, situated near the Rachen Gompa

Tea house or Home Stay facility is available in Tsum valley. Tea house trek to Tsum valley  is comparatively least cost so that it is affordable for most of the trekkers. In tea house trekking, you will simply find  accommodation and local foods.

Trip Highlights

Recently introduced wild & unexplored trekking area in Gorkha, Inhabitants are Tibetan origin, Stunning landscape, experience Buddhist culture, tradition & dialect, the valley is dotted with Buddhist monasteries, chortens & mani walls, local people still practice polyandry system of marriage

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Series Start End Price Per Person Status Book Here
GTV743 Mon ,Oct 23, 2017 Fri ,Nov 10, 2017 USD 3150 Available Book Now
GTV745 Mon ,Nov 06, 2017 Fri ,Nov 24, 2017 USD 3150 Available Book Now
GTV811 Mon ,Mar 19, 2018 Fri ,Apr 06, 2018 USD 3150 Available Book Now
GTV815 Mon ,Apr 09, 2018 Fri ,Apr 27, 2018 USD 3150 Available Book Now
GTV816 Mon ,Apr 16, 2018 Fri ,May 04, 2018 USD 3150 Available Book Now
GTV817 Mon ,Apr 23, 2018 Fri ,May 11, 2018 USD 3150 Available Book Now
  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Day 03: Drive to Arughat Bazaar and trek to Arkhet Bazar
  • Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola
  • Day 05: Trek to Yaru khola
  • Day 06: Trek to Lokpa
  • Day 07: Trek to Chumling (Lower Tsum)
  • Day 08: Trek to Chhokangparo (Upper Tsum)
  • Day 09: Trek to Nile/Chhule, visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave on the way
  • Day 10: Trek to Mu Gompa (3700 m), visit Dhephyudonma Gompa (4060 m)
  • Day 11: Trek to Rachen Gompa, visit Gonhgye Gompa (Nyigma-pa Buddhist sect)
  • Day 12: Trek to Dumje
  • Day 13: Trek to Philim (cross Ripchet)
  • Day 14: Trek to Tatopani
  • Day 15: Trek to Labubeshi ( 880m)
  • Day 16: Trek to Arughat Bazaar
  • Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu by bus
  • Day 18: Free Day in Kathmandu
  • Day 19: Final Departure
  • International arrival/departure transfers
  • Kathmandu half day sightseeing escorted by City Guide ( any foreign language accordingly )
  • 4 Nights standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • Land transportation Kathmandu –Arughat
  • Pick up from Arughatand drive to Kathmandu
  • Manasulu Conservation Area Permit fee
  • TIMS card
  • Full Board Camping with meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) on trek
  • Necessary camping equipment (two men tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, kitchen equipment etc.)
  • Supporting staff (a professional trekking guide and porter(s), cook & kitchen boy(s) as well as their necessary wages, insurance, meals, transportations and allowances
  • Clients allowed taking only 20 kg. personal luggage  on trek
  • International airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee
  • Monument entry fee in Kathmandu
  • Single supplement for hotel accommodation
  • Note: Additional cost applies for single tent on camping trek
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation costs
  • Personal expenses such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water/boiled water), laundry
  • Camera/cell phone battery charge while on trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Excess baggage will be charged if exceeds 20 kg
  • Donation & tips etc.
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fee, transport, extra hotel night, food etc.)
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost includes’
  • Trekking Region: Gorkha, Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 19 Days
  • Total Trekking days: 15 Days
  • Camping Trek: Full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu : 04Nights
  • Trips Starts / Ends: Kathmandu
  • Activities: Camping Trek + Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Mode of Transportation: Private comfortable vehicles as per group size
  • Best Season: Mid Feb – May &  Mid Sept - Dec
  • Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu & camp on trek
  • Type of Trip: Private & Fixed Departure
  • Service available: Standard/Camping
  • Trek grade:  Medium – hard
  • No .of Pax : 2 & above
  • Meals during trip:  Included, except lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Maximum elevation: 4060 m
  • Walking hours: 5 – 6 hrs a day
  • Support Staff: Guide 1:10 pax, Leader 1:11 pax above, Assistant Guide 2:10 pax, 3:12 pax, 4:16 pax. Porter 2: 1 pax (20kg each) (Each porter carries only 30 kg. x 2 porters = 60 kg,- 20 kg. clients baggage + 40 kg. camping equipment/food) as per IPPG guideline
  • Kitchen Staff: 1 cook, 1 asst. cook (depending on the group size)

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