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Tsum Valley Trek

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Overview

Tsum was opened for trekkers only in 2008. Unlike the Annapurna, Everest and Langtang regions, the number and standard of lodges in Tsum is quite low. The accommodation the lodges will offer will be mostly very basic, sometimes bed-bug infested. No kidding. That’s why we recommend a full tented trek to Tsum. The tent experience is quite nice actually, especially having breakfast/lunch/dinner cooked for you and a shower every second day (we provide the shower tent and the crew warm water for you). Plus tents are much warmer to sleep in than lodges, and you’ll know why once you’re at higher altitudes.

This trek is about more than being reasonably fit and having a positive attitude. It is about proper acclimatization, and having the skills and someone else along to check on each other if you are succumbing to AMS related illnesses. Our guides have a good knowledge of AMS related illnesses and acclimating properly. Although independent and tea house trekking is possible in Manaslu and Tsum Valley, we recommend that you choose a tented trek and some responsible guides to help you explore this relatively unexplored land.

Both Manaslu and Tsum Valley are absolutely amazing if you decide to go there. These places are two of the most amazing places you can go on this planet. A trail that climbs through the village of Philim before heading up a ridge leading up the Ganesh Himal Base Camp, brings us to the Tsum Valley. The major highlights of this region include Piren Phu ( also known as the pigeon cave), the Rachen Nunnery and the villages of Chumling, Chhule, Chhekampar and Nyile. A pilgrimage route also runs through the valley that has been visited by Bith Milarepa and Guru Rinpoche. The people of Tsum, numbering roughly 4000 are mostly Tibetan and much of their trade is with the Kyirong region of Tibet. Tsum offers the best views of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, Baudha Himal and Himalchuli.

If you are up for an amazing adventure in a superb trekking area to test your skills, are in great physical condition and want to make a responsible trek, the ‘Manaslu and Tsum Valley Trek’ is your kind of trip.

Itinerary

 

Day 1 Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel.
Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu. O/N in Kathmandu.
Day 3 Drive to Gorkha (6-7 hours). O/N in Gorkha.
Day 4 Trek to  Khanchowk (6-7 hours). O/N in Khanchowk.
Day 5 Trek to Arughat (530m) 6-7 hours. O/N in Arughat.
Day 6 Trek to Khorsani Bari (750m) 6-7 hours. O/N in Khorsani Bari.
Day 7 Trek to Khorla Besi (960m). O/N in Khorla Besi.
Day 8 Trek to Jagat (1440m). O/N in Jagat.
Day 9 Trek to Lokpa (2240m). O/N in Lokpa.
Day 10 Trek to Rainjam (2485m). O/N in Rainjam.
Day 11 Trek to Rachenn Gompa (3240m). O/N in Rachen Gompa.
Day 12 Trek to  Mu Gompa (3700m). O/N in Mu Gompa.
Day 13 Rest day around Mu Gompa and Dupchet.
Day 14 Trek to Chhokangparo (3010m). O/N in Chhokangparo.
Day 15 Trek to Dumje (6-7 hrs). O/N in Dumje.
Day 16 Trek to Lokpa. (2240m). O/N in Lokpa.
Day 17 Trek to Bhi ( 2130m). O/N in Bhi.
Day 18 Trek to Namrung (2660m). O/N in Namrung.
Day 19 Trek to Lho Gaon (3150m) . O/N in Lho Gaon.
Day 20 Trek to Sama Gompa (3500m). O/N in Sama Gompa.
Day 21 Rest Day in Sama Gompa. O/N in Sama Gompa.
Day 22 Trek to Samdo (4000m). O/N in Samdo.
Day 23 Trek to Dharmasala (4450m ). O/N in Dharmasala.
Day 24 Trek to Larke La Pass (5216m) and camp in Bimtang (2785m).
Day 25 Trek to Soti Khola (Gowa) (1943m). O/N in Camp.
Day 26 Trek to Taal Chamche (1433m). O/N in Taal.
Day 27 Trek to Bahundada (846m). O/N in Bahundada.
Day 28 Trek to Bulbule (823m). O/N in Bulbule.
Day 29 Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

 

Includes / Excludes

Cost Include(s)

  • Return transfers from International and Domestic airport to your hotel
  • One night stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu
  • all government taxes and Manaslu conservation entry fees
  • Manaslu tsum valley special permit fees
  • Annapurna conservation entry fees
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Management System)
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipments, food and accommodation),
  • Tent accommodation during the trek on camping services
  • Necessary ground transportation depends on your services requested via tourist bus or private transport
  • Trekking maps
  • Rubbish care to clean up the environment
  • PNT official services charge and government taxes

 

Cost Exclude(s)

01. Travel Insurance
02. Nepal Visa.
03. Items of a personal nature such as alcholic, drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
04. Tips for guide and driver etc.
05. Any expenses such as telephone.

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Trip Price

$ 2400

Duration 29 Days

Grade Moderate

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Country Nepal

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