Tsum Valley Trek 20 Days

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Tsum Valley Trek is a relatively new trekking area that was opened for foreigners only since 2207. It takes us to the hidden wonderland of Tsum Valley which exists in northern Gorkha being safeguarded by Ganesh Mountain, Sringi Mountain and Boudha Mountain Ranges.
Tsum Valley is among few places where polyandry is in practice. Tsum is the jewel land for those looking for primitive culture. Dhachyang and Saka Dawa are celebrated with great enthusiasm in Tsum Valley. Tsum is also famous for its Milarepa Cave where Milarepa – the great Tibetan Saint had practiced meditation for several years and emerged an enlightened soul. 
Tsum Valley Trekking is perfect package if you are looking for least crowded trekking region in Nepal. Trekking route begins from Arughat and progresses along gushing Budhigandaki River with close-up views of Ganesh Mountain, Bouddha Mountain Sringi Mountain and Hiunchuli Mountain. The route is decorated with prayer flags while it is lined with mani walls and chortens. We will stop by several monasteries on the way and get blessings for successful journey from Lamas. The land is rich in wildlife and vegetation. Both tea house trek and camping trek is possible in Tsum Valley. We organize 20-days Tsum Valley trekking itinerary. Customized Tsum Valley Trek is also provided at Saribung Adventure. Contact us for memorable Tsum Valley trekking at cheap cost. 

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m)
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (535m)
Day 04: Arughat to Liding (860m)
Day 05: Liding to Jagat (1410m)
Day 06: Jagat to Lokpa (2040m)
Day 07: Lokpa to Chumling (2363m)
Day 08: Chumling to Chhekampar (3010m)
Day 09: Chhekampar to Nile (3365m)
Day 10: Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m)
Day 11: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3240m)
Day 12: Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2440m)
Day 13: Dumje to Lung dang Gumpa (3200m)
Day 14: Lung dang Gompa to Ripchet (2468m)
Day 15: Ripchet to Dovan (1070m)
Day 16: Dovan to Soti Khola (720m)
Day 17: Soti Khola to Arughat (535m)
Day 18: Arughat to Kathmandu
Day 19: Free Day in Kathmandu
Day 20: Departure 
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m)
After you disembark from the plane, you will have to go through custom formalities. Later, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to hotel for your luxurious stay. You will get briefing from your tour leader. Enjoy the welcome dinner.  

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
After breakfast, guide will take you for wonderful Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour during which you will visit UNESCO sites like Pashupatinath, Swayambhu, Bouddhanath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Kathmandu is the wonderful city where culture is embedded in the daily life of people. Pashupatinath is one of the holiest Hindu temple in the world. Swayambhunath is the oldest Buddhist stupa and Bouddhanath is the largest stupa. Bouddhanath is located in ancient trade route between Nepal and Tibet.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (535m)
Leaving Kathmandu, we will follow Prithvi Highway for few hours and then depart from the main Highway for Arughat. It usually takes about 6hrs to reach Arughat from Kathmandu. We will visit the marketplace. Arughat is the largest inhabited place in entire Manaslu valley. Heading to the north from Arughat Bazar, we will reach Budhi Gandaki River where we will stay overnight in a camp.    

Day 04: Arughat to Liding (860m)
This is going to be a pleasant walk along gushing Budhigandaki River. The trail crosses small villages, hills and forest that is rich in vegetation. In about 6hrs, we will reach Liding Village which is located at the bank of Budhigandaki River. Overnight stay at Liding.

Day 05: Liding to Jagat (1410m)
Leaving Liding, we will pursue the trail that moves in and out of forest where we can view colorful local birds. Exiting from the forest, we will pass through dispersed settlements to arrive at pasture land from where we will continue our journey to Lapu Besi afterwards which the trail narrows down through large Gurung village to Khorlabesi from where the trail continues to Tatopani (hot water). We will climb up the hill and cross Budhigandaki River on a suspension bridge to reach Doban. We need to cross the bridge at Lauri to reach Jagat.

Day 06: Jagat to Lokpa (2040m)
We need to show our trekking permit at Jagat which was the maoist stronghold during insurgency. After brief walk along river, we will climb to Salleri (1440m) from where we can get scenic view of Sringi Mountain. We will lower down to Sirdibas that is rich in Buddhist culture. Following the river, we will reach long suspension bridge from where we will climb to Philim which is a big Gurung village. Journey continues through Ekle Bhatti to Lokpa which is the first village in Tsum Valley.

Day 07: Lokpa to Chumling (2363m)
Barley is the major crop that is produced in Lokpa. We will lower down through forest and cross bridges before climbing the stone steps to the north. We will lower down to Ghumlong (2130m) and follow ascending trail to Ripchet. We will cross Siyar River on a log bridge and climb uphill to Chumling that offers scenic view of south face of Shingri Mountain.

Day 08: Chumling to Chhekampar (3010m)
We need to cross yet another suspension bridge which leads us through crop fields to forest. We can get scenic view of Ganesh Himal from this point. Continue walking to Rinjam and cross Serpu River before climbing to Upper Tsum where we can find the connected villages of Chhokang and Paro which is collectively called as Chhokangpar or Chhekampar. Enjoy the view of Ganesh Mountain.

Day 09: Chhekampar to Nile (3365m)
You might suffer from High Altitude Sickness. Visit the death place of great saint Lama Kongchog. Tsumba is the commonly spoken dialect in this region. We will follow the eastern trail and pass along Rachen Gompa. Near to the gompa is Milarepa cave. We will cross Shiyar River and move through small villages of Phurbe and Pangdun to reach Chhule from where we will climb uphill to Nile.

Day 10: Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m)
Near to Mu Gompa is Dhephu Doma Nunnery. We will walk past mani walls and chortens to Mu Gompa which is one of the oldest monasteries in Tsum valley. Time permitting, we can visit Kalung or Bhajyo for better views of mountains. We can see Lungdang glacier from Mu Gompa. This is the farthest Gompa in Manaslu and it is also the Gompa located at highest point in Manaslu.

Day 11: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3240m)
Return trip begins from Mu Gompa. We will walk through valley to Chhule from where we will head to Phurbe. Moving further, we will arrive at Siyar River and we will continue walk to Rachen Gompa which is another ancient Gompa. The path offers scenic view of Punchen Himal.  

Day 12: Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2440m)
After taking final observation of Rachen Gompa, we will follow the trail that heads south from Gompa and arrive at a bridge. Crossing the bridge, we will lower down to Chhokang Paro and reach Chumling. Walking further, we will reach Gho where we can visit a small Gompa before lowering down to Siyar River. Brief walk from the river will take us to Dumje.  

Day 13: Dumje to Lung dang Gumpa (3200m)
We can visit school at Dumje before climbing through pine and rhododendron forest to follow narrow path decorated with prayer flags which offers spectacular views of Manaslu Mountain and Ganesh Mountain to reach Lung dang Gompa which is a small nunnery.    

Day 14: Lung dang Gompa to Ripchet (2468m)
We will lower down from Lung dang Gompa via scenic path which is decorated with prayer flags. We will enjoy stunning view of magnificent Ganesh Mountain from most of the point. We will arrive at Rainjam from where we will head to Ripchet via meandering trail through forest and river. 

Day 15: Ripchet to Dovan (1070m)
We will leave Ripchet and follow lowering path to enter pine forest that is rich in wildlife like langurs, musk deer and birds. We will lower down to river and arrive at Dovan where we will stay overnight.

Day 16: Dovan to Soti Khola (720m)
After breakfast, leave Dovan early in the morning. Walk past sporadic villages to Khorlabesi from where journey continues to Soti River. The path branches at Khorlabesi. We will choose the route that leads us to Arughat and arrive at Soti Khola where we will stay overnight.

Day 17: Soti Khola to Arughat (535m)
We need to cross the river at Soti Khola. Journey continues through crop fields and settlements to Arughat Bazaar. We will stay overnight at Arughat. 

Day 18: Arughat to Kathmandu
Since exciting Tsum Valley Trek has come to an end, we will drive back to Kathmandu on this day. We will reach Kathmandu at about 7hrs by passing through Dhading Besi Malekhu and Naubise. You will be transferred to hotel in Kathmandu for pleasant stay.

Day 19: Free Day in Kathmandu
Take leisure on this day. Go for shopping in Thamel. Arrange your photo albums. Write journal to savor memories and have a pleasant stay.

Day 20: Departure
You will be dropped off at Tribhuvan International Airport approximately 3hours before your flight. Have a safe journey. We hope to see you soon.
Cost includes
  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • All Land Transportation
  • Guided Sightseeing Tour
  • Full board meal during trek
  • An English Speaking Guide
  • Government and local Taxes
  • (MCAP) Manaslu National park Fees
  • (TIMS) Trekkers Information Management System
  • Salary, accommodation, meal and insurance of guide and porters
Cost Exclude
  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Departure Airport tax
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Expenses
  • Beverage and drinks
  • Tips

Trip's Quick Facts

Cost Amount: USD $ 1350 Per Person
Duration: 20 Days
Accomodation: Tea House/Home Stay
Seasons : March-May/September-December
Type: Moderate to Difficult
No. of Pax : Min 2 to max 15
Starts From : Arughat
Ends at : Arughat

Client Review


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