Trip Overview
Trip Code
ABC123
Trip Profile
Tsum Valley Trek, Manaslu Region
Type
Trekking
Span
18 Days
Accomodation
3 star hotel in Kathmandu and tea house during the trek
Meal Plan
Breakfast in Kathmandu. Full board meals during trek.
Overview

Tsum valley in Gorkha district was opened for International tourists only in 2007, making it one of the recent places to be opened for commercial treks in Nepal. The valley comprises two remote villages, Chumchet and Chhekampar. The name 'Tsum' originated from the Tibetan word called 'Tsombo,' meaning "vivid".

The trek trail passes through the wild and unexplored country of 'Tsumbas,' which mainly comprises of ethnic Gurung inhabitants. The intriguing reality about this place is that most of the locales claimed to have seen or encountered 'Yeti' in the region. It also has a long history of Buddhism and is believed that the Buddhist saint Milarepa meditated in the caves among the mountains.

The influx of tourists is profoundly controlled by the authorities, therefore, it is least-known to the outside world, leaving numerous strict and archaeological relics still untouched and unexplored throughout the valley.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing of Kathmandu valley
  • Scenic drive to Soti Khola from Kathmandu.
  • Discover the Budhi Gandaki River valley.
  • Cross Larkya La over 5,215 m.

18 Day(s) Detailed Itinerary

Arrival on:Kathmandu, Nepal
Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Activities:

  • TIA to Kathmandu city, pickup
  • Kathmandu hotel check-in
  • Trek preparation & meet-up with guide
  • Collect all trekking permits & registration at one place
  • Local souvenir

Elevation: 1,400 metres 
Meals Provided: Welcome dinner

 

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

Activities:

  • Visit UNESCO World heritage site- Boudhanath Pashupatinath, the monkey temple Swayambhunath
  • Explore city streets & traditional crafts such as pottery and weaving.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola

Activities:

  • Drive through Nepalese countryside road featured with mountain vistas.
  • The bumpy ride from Dhanding Bensi to Arughat is thrilling

Elevation:710m
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4: Soti Khola - Maccha Khola

Activities:

  • Hike through sal forests, climb ridge above Budi Gandaki
  • Traverse through rocky trail weaves
  • En route witness two waterfalls
  • Pass by  rice terraces, till you reach Gurung village  Labubesi

Elevation: 900m
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5: Maccha Khola -Jagat

Activities:

  • Cross theTharo Khola
  • Spot Small Hot Spring at Tatopani
  • cross suspension bridge on Budi Gandaki river

Elevation: 1410m
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6: Jagat to Chisopani

Activities:

  • Climb over a rocky ridge to Salleri
  • Descend to Sirdibas
  • Climb up to Philim Towards a  Gurung village
  • Walk north across forested lands, till Narrow valley Chisopani

Elevation:5445m
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 7: Chisopani to Chumling

Activities:

  • Pass-Through big and beautiful waterfall
  • Enter the pine tree forests
  • Climb through pine & rhododendron forests
  • Witness views of Himalchuli mountains
  • Cross the Siyar Khola
  • Take a visit to the old Chumling gompa

Elevation:2,386m
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 8: Chumling to Chokhangparo

Activities:

  • Enjoy views of Ganesh Himal
  • Cross the suspension bridge lying on the opposite bank
  • Pass by Rainjam to Serpu Khola
  • On crossing another bridge, will be Gho Village
  • 2 hours climb to Tsum, will be the village of Chhokangparo

Elevation: 3,010m
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 9: Chokhangparo to Nile

Activities:

  • Walk past Lamagaon
  • Cross rope suspension bridge to the Rachen Gompa
  • Cross the Shiar Khola
  • Walkthrough well-managed villages Lar, Phurbe and Pangdun
  • On crossing the village of chhule, cross historic Stupa of Buddha

Elevation:3,361m
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 10: Nile to Mu Gompa

Activities:

  • Walk to the west bank of the valley, through the Tibetan landscape
  • Climb up to the Mu Gompa.
  • Visit Dhephu Doma Gompa.

Elevation: 3,700m
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals Provided:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 11: Explore Mu Gompa

Activities:

  • Explore My Gompa,  largest monastery
  • A glimpse of Pika Himal Base Camp(4865m)

Accommodation: Tea House
Meals Provided:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 12: Mu Gompa to Burgi Village via Milarepa cave

Activities: 

  • Retrace your steps back through Chhule & Phurbe
  • Discover small beautiful village of Burgi
  • Climb up to the Milarepa's Cave
  • Glimpses of Poshyop Glacier, Kipu Himal and Churke himal.

Elevation: 3,245m
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 13: Burgi village -Chumling (2,386/7,827ft): 5-6 hours

Activities:

  • Witness greenery of nature & descend to Chhokang Paro
  • Descend till Gho Village
  • Cross bridge over the Sarpu Khola

Elevation: 2,386m
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 14: Chumling to Philim

Activities:

  • Enjoy the stunning Samba Falls
  • Pass through Philim village that leads to Ganesh Himal Base Camp.

Elevation: 1,570m
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 15: Philim to Khorlabesi

Activities:

  • Trek begins from Philim to Khorlabesi via Jagat and Tatopani
  • Descend to Sirdibas till you reach Jagat.
  • Descend Further to Yaruphant.
  • Continue trek till Dovan-Tatopani
  • Enjoy hot spring at Tatopani
  • Gradual descend, will be Khorlabesi

Elevation: 970m
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 16: Khorlabesi to Soti Khola

Activities:

  • Cross the Tharo Khola flowing in a rocky ravine
  • Descend till you reach Machha Khola village.
  • Walk along the Budhi Gandaki River
  • Discover the Gurung village of Labubesi
  • Pass by two waterfalls on a steep rocky trail

Elevation: 700m
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 17: Soti Khola -Arughat to Kathmandu

Activities:

  • Climb up to the ridge of Kyorpani
  • On descend, is the cascading waterfall
  • Cross the Arkhet Khola
  • Pass by the hydroelectric plant till you reach Arughat Bazar
  • Drive through beautiful green hills, mountains, farming terraces till Kathmandu

Elevation:1300m
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 18: Final Departure

Activities: 

  • Bid final goodbye to the team
  • Airport Drop off

Meals: Breakfast

 

Inclusion

What's included?
  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • First aid medical kit
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Kathmandu -Sotikhola and Syange- Kathmandu travel in a public bus (Private Vehicle)
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • One porter for two people.
  • Stay in the city at finest hotel (3 nights twin sharing room at Kathmandu).
  • Trekking permits/TIMS.
  • Tsum valley and Manaslu special permit
  • Upscale Adventures duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
What's not included?
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Extra hot showers, wifi & battery charging on a trek.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Extra porter charge.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation

Departures

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please write us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

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