Tsum Valley Trekking

Tsum Valley Trekking is a sacrosanct Himalayan journey valley arranged in northern Gorkha, Nepal.’Tsum’ originates from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’, which implies vivid.Traditionally, Tsum valley was a presently particular land zone called ‘Tsum Tso Chucksums’, which implies thirteen regions controlled as a solitary territory.Against the magnificent background of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, Boudha Himal ranges, this quiet Himalayan valley is rich in old art, culture, and religion.The nearby individuals are generally of Tibetan starting point and talk their own particular dialect.The elevation of Tsum Valley Trekking differs from 1905m in Lhokpa to more than 5093m at Ngula Dhojhyang pass on the Tibetan outskirt. The concealed valley is encompassed by the Boudha Himal and Himal chuli toward the west, Ganesh Himal toward the south and Sringi Himal to North.

Good Day Nepal have day 18 days itinerary for the Tsum Valley Trek and this includes your arrival and departure days, and our real trek starts after a day drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and the trek follows the Manaslu Circuit trail before branching off to explore a hidden valley from Jagat, then trekking continues to Tsum Valley and return to Philim and return to Arughat for return drive to Kathmandu.

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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu Nepal.
Day 02: From Kathmandu drive to Aarughat Bazaar (8-9 hours)
Day 03: Arughat to Soti Khola (6-7 hours)
Day 04: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (6-7 hours)
Day 05: Machha Khola to Doban (6-7 hours).
Day 06: Doban to Philim (6 hours)
Day 07: Philim to Chumling (Lower Tsum) (7 hours)
Day 08: Chumling to Chhekanmpar. (Upper Tsum) (5-6 hours)
Day 09: 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: Depart from Kathmandu.

Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu Nepal.
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Good Day Nepal. After that, you will transfer to Hotel.  At the evening Your Guide gives some information about this trek and take a rest in Hotel.

Day 02: From Kathmandu drive to Aarughat Bazaar (8-9 hours)
Around at 7-8 hrs bus ride to Arughat Bazaar in Gorkha district. Gorkha is old capital of Nepal. The village of Arughat is in two parts, on opposite sides of the Budi Gandaki River. Arughat Bazaar is large, clean and prosperous with hotels and shops selling cloth, food, hardware and more. If we have time to trek soti Khola and find the vehicle we drive and can stay overnight in soti Khola if not we stay in Aarughat tonight.

Day 03: Arughat to Soti Khola (6-7 hours)
In the morning breakfast, we start our trek from Aarughat to soti Khola. 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.

Day 04: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (6-7 hours)
Start our trek after our morning breakfast. We Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola.Machha Khola is a village situated above a stream with the same name. We camp for the night by a wide campsite.

Day 05: Machha Khola to Doban (6-7 hours).
The path from Macha Khola to Doban involves some steep ascents and descents. we tend to climb a well – crafted steps over a ridge to Doban. Doban lies at the confluence of the Shiar Khola, that flows from the east, and therefore the Sarpu Khola, that flows from the west. Overnight in Doban.

Day 06: Doban to Philim (6 hours)
The route climbs on a rugged rocky path. we have a tendency to climb up and down ravines and notched trees. we have a tendency to get sensible views of Sringri himal as we have a tendency to continue up to the village of Philim at 1550m.This is an oversized Gurung village with fields of corn and millet. There square measure many sensible campsites and that we came upon camp enclosed by older, blue pine and poplar trees. Our today’s night in Philim.

Day 07: Philim to Chumling (Lower Tsum) (7 hours)
After having breakfast, We take the path up through Philim and be over a ridge that results in Ganesh Himal Base Camp and Chumling( Lower Tsum). we have a tendency to camp for the night at Chumling. There are many smart campsites at Chumling.

Day 08: Chumling to Chhekanmpar. (Upper Tsum) (5-6 hours)
From Chumling we have a tendency to trek to Chhokangparo. higher Tsum depression (part of the Inner Himalaya) open from Chhekanmpar. Chhekampar may be a village placed on flat land and created from 2 settlements Chhekam and Par. From the depression, the Hindu deity Himal very will be seen on to the south wherever it provides spectacular views of the Mount Buddha and Himal chuli peaks to the southwest. Some households during this village apply polygamy. Our overnight in Chhekampar.

Day 09: Chhokangparo to Nile/Chhule, visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave on the way (6-7 hours)
From Chhekanmpar we tend to trek to Nile/ Chulle. This is often the last village heading north within the higher Tsum natural depression. Nile is on the western, sun-side of the Shiar Khola, concerning twenty minutes walk across from Chhule. On the means, we tend to pass the Piren Phu cave. Piren Phu (pigeon cave) is one among the foremost sacred caves within the Tsum natural depression. It’s set at the foot of a rugged geological formation close to the village of Burji. Milarepa, the illustrious Tibetan saint, was believed to own meditated here. There are 2 separate gumbas hooked up to the rocky cave. Richly painted Buddhist murals, wonderful inventive scripts sculptured on stones, long prayer flags and vital Buddhists paper scripts create this cave one among the foremost vital socio-cultural plus within the natural depression. lovely views will be head of the Shiar Khola, Rachen Gumba, the mountains and settlements amidst vast agricultural land. Overnight in Nile Chhule.

Day 10: Nile/Chhule to Mu Gompa (3700 m), visit Dhephyudonma Gompa (4060 m) (4 hours)
From Nile, the path step by step ascends to Mu Gumba, the biggest religious residence within the region. Mu Gumba is found at the very best and farthest purpose within the Tsum valley. Mu Gumba was established in 1895 AD Associate at an altitude of 3510m.The religious residence homes spiritual books, as well as Kangyur, a life-sized sculpture of Avalokiteshwara, and pictures of Guru Padmasambhava and Tara. Overnight in Mu Gumba.

Day 11: Extra day for excursion
We take a hike up Mu Gumba and reach the bottom of Pika Himal (4865m).We area unit quite near Sitsang and acquire an honest read of the Tibetan peaks similarly because the Ganesh Himal vary. When the day’s excursion we tend to come to our camp at letter Gumba.

Day 12: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (5 hours)
From the letter of the Mu Gumba, we have a tendency to take the path to Rachen Gumba, a nunnery. The convent is placed within the Shiar Khola valley within the foothills of the mountains bordering Nepal and Tibet. Rachen Gumba has established within the year 1905 AD and is one among the biggest nunneries within the Tsum valley. It homes nuns happiness to the Ngak-pa sect, that doesn’t permit animal slaughter. The convent homes one thousand clay, molded statues of Avalokiteshvara, a brilliantly colored, carved throne and pillar, and an outsized petition. The inside is richly painted with murals concerning Buddhism and its history.

Day 13: Rachen Gompa to Dumje (6-7 hours)
After having our wonderful breakfast we start our trek from Rachen Gompa to Dumje. We proceed towards Dumje, a small and beautiful village with about eight houses and adjoining cattle shed. Our overnight in Dumje Village.

Day 14: Dumje to Philim (cross Ripchet) (6-7 hours)
In the morning breakfast, we having and start our trek from Dumje to Philim. 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. You can face some beautiful flowers on the way. Today we have to stay one night here in Philim.

Day 15: Philim to Tatopani (6-7 hours)
Today is an another wonderful trekking day. From Phillim we trek to Tatopani (Hot water). There is a hot spring at Tatopani. You can relieve your tired muscles by soaking yourself in the hot spring. Overnight in Tatopani village.

Day 16: Tatopani to Soti Khola (6-7 hours)
In the morning after our breakfast in Tatopani, we start our Trek from Tatopani to Soti Khola Bazaar. We Trek to Soti Khola. If possible to get the bus to arrive Aarught we can arrive by bus if not able to find bus we pass through terraced fields and tropical waterfalls and finally set up camp at the village in Soti Khola.

Day 17: Soti Khola to Arughat Bazar (6-7 hours)
In the morning we have a breakfast and start Trek from Soti khola. If we can find bus we may drive to Aarughat and stay in Aarughat if not possible by drive we make trek our way from Soti Khola to Arughat Bazar, we come to the last leg of our journey. Overnight in Aarughat Bazaar.

Day 18: From Arughat Bazar drive to Kathmandu (8-9 hours)
In the morning having last day breakfast in Aarughat Bazaar and drive back to Kathmandu by Bus. Along the way, we may find the good hotel for our lunch. You may see lots of Nepali village and people they are working in his/her field.After the wonderful drive to Kathmandu, we can stay at Hotel…

Day 19: Depart from Kathmandu
Good day, Nepal will take you to the airport for your flight home. (Or stay longer for short tours such as game drive at National parks, do some wild-water rafting, a Tibet tour or even mountain biking). But remember your one package already finished so if you would like to join another package you should pay and get it.

Include/Exclude

INCLUDED IN THE COST:

  • Airport picks up and drops service.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Transportation by bus Kathmandu-Arughat and Kathmandu and as per the above itinerary.
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek with tea/coffee.
  • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits and restricted area permit.
  •  All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and insurance for the guide and porter if needed other Trekking staff.
  • The Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • All government taxes, VAT, and Service charge.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE COST:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Your Travel insurance (Compulsory).
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Your personal expense, entrance fees and sweet things like chocolate.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic Drinks.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.
Equipment List

Upper Body

  •        2-Light weight thermal tops- long sleeved (medium weight merino or equivalent)
  •       3-T shirts or cool-max trekking shirts
  •       1- pull over or jacket (Merino, polartec power-stretch, soft shell, 100 weight fleece)
  •       1-200 weight fleece jacket or prima loft jacket
  •       1-Waterproof shell jacket with hood (lightweight, breathable)
  •        1-Down parka with hood

Lower Body

  •        2-Thermal bottoms (merino or polartec powerdry)
  •        1-Fleece or polartech powerstretch pants
  •       1-Light weight hiking trousers
  •       1-Heavy weight hiking trousers (wind proof soft shell for warmth at higher altitude)
  •       1-Hiking shorts (optional)
  •       Waterproof shell pants (lightweight, breathable)
  •       *Under Garments

Feet

  •       4- Warm Trekking socks (wool)
  •       *4- Lightweight Cotton Trekking socks
  •       2-Thick wool socks to wear at night in lodges
  •       *Gore-tex waterproof hiking boots- (you should buy at home and break them in before you come)
  •       *Spare laces for hiking boots
  •       Snow Gaiters (optional)
  •       Camp shoes/sandals (crocs are ideal)

Hands

  • 1-Lightweight gloves-Polypro
  • 1-Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • 1 pair expedition shell gloves

Head

  •         Warm beanie hat
  •        Tubular Headwear (buff)
  •         Sun hat or cap (cap and buff all fit under your hood)
  •        Polarised Sunglasses with UV protection

Accessories:

  • 1-Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • 2-Water bottle or camel bag, 1-liter (one with an insulated cover is recommended)
  • large duffle bag (and a lock as the porters will carry this)
  • Stuff sacks, dry bags, garbage bags etc (to organise and waterproof your things inside the duffle bag)
  • Trekking pole set
  • Sleeping bag (- 30’C)
  • Head lamp and spare batteries

Personal First Aid kit (we suggest the following items):

  •         *Personal medication
  •         Broad spectrum antibiotics (e.g. Ciprofloxacin)
  •        Diarrhea stopper (e.g. Immodium)
  •        Rehydration salt sachets
  •        Medication for giardiasis (e.g. Tinidazole)
  •        *Blister kit (tiny roll of 3M medical tape/breathable surgical tape)
  •        Antiseptic (iodine or alcohol wipes for cleaning wounds)
  •       *Sterile non-stick absorbent dressing/gauze (for more serious wounds)
  •        *Antibiotic cream (sample size)
  •       10 ibuprofen tablets (anti-inflammatory; pain relief)
  •       4 antihistamine tablets (for bites, allergic reactions; e.g. Benadryl)
  •        throat lozenges
  •        Small Swiss Army knife (which has knife, scissors and tweezers)
  •        Small whistle
  •        Diamox (consult your doctor about this)

Toiletries/hygiene:

  • Toothbrush & *paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Toilet paper
  • Light weight towel and *soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • *Face and body moisturizer (the low humidity at high altitude dries the skin)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • *Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  •  Wet wipes/ baby wipes (in case there is no warm water for a wash)
  • Antibacterial hand gel
  • Sunscreen (with a high UV factor needed for high altitude )
  • Sunblock lip balm (kept in a pocket and regularly applied)

Extras/Luxuries:

  • *Lightweight reading material
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  •  *Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  •  Small pillow
  • Thermarest (optional – in case the mattress in the lodge is inadequate)
  •  *Earplugs (in case group member snores)
  • Personal treats and snacks
  •  *Zip-lock bags for snacks so you can divide each day
  •  A bag to leave these in Kathmandu (very cheap in Kathmandu)
  • Shoulder bag or small backpack for exploring around town (optional)
  • *Music player
  • *Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Town clothes and shoes
  • *Swimming costume (for Kathmandu)
  • Tips for your Sherpa guide and porter
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Trip Highlights

  • Discountonly for group %
  • Trip Grade
  • Price USD Contact Us
  • Duration19 Days
  • Starting PointKathmandu
  • Ending PointKathmandu
  • TransportationPrivate Vehicles/ Tourist Coach
  • ActivitiesTrekking & Cultural Tour
  • Trek StyleTrekking
  • Max. Altitude 4060m

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