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Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum valley is an unexplored place which is also known as the hidden valley. It is completely isolated from the modern development. This place was opened for the tourism only in 2007 by Government of Nepal and is so untouched that many religious and archaeological evidence is still same as it was 1000 years ago. People still practice polyandry system (all the brothers from the family get married to same girl) and follow unique culture and tradition. They have their own dialect as well. Tsum valley people’s main festivals is Lhosar, Sake Dawa and Dhacyhang. Tsum valley separate Nepal from Tibet. This valley is surrounded by Buddha Himal, Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal and SringiHimal.

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Accommodation During Trekking
During the trek, we will be staying at local teahouses. These offer accommodation and food served in a dining room which also functions as a social meeting place with other trekkers. All accommodation is on a twin shared basis. A single room is usually available at a little extra cost. The tour guide will arrange the best available accommodation in each village. As we advance to higher and more remote villages it may occasionally be necessary to share a room with more than 2 people. During the treks, most of the bathroom and toilet facilities are shared and toilet can be either a squat or a western toilet.

Meals During Trekking
In Kathmandu we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food such as Thali and Momo at a traditional Nepalese restaurant. For instance the Newari restaurant is a special place serving Newari food (the Newari are the indigenous people of the Kathmandu valley). Newari food is famous and unique. During the trek we will eat traditional Nepalese food as well as more international cuisine (Tibetan, Indian, Italian and continental). Dinner and breakfast will be taken at the teahouse where we spend the night and lunch at one of the trail teahouses.

Itinerary and Map

Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)
When you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Open Trail will be there holding your group name or leader name. He will taxi you for drop off you at the hotel. After checking in, you are welcome to rest or visit Open Trail’s office in Thamel, which is located in the heart of a major shopping district. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Open Trail Treks, where you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine. This is a great introduction to Nepalese food and culture.

 

Day 02 – Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
We will begin our second day with breakfast before starting a guided tour to some of the historical and religious sites of Kathmandu, which are listed as World Heritage Sites. We will visit Kathmandu Darbar Square, Buddhist Stupa (Buddha Nath), and Hindus secret temple, PashupatiNath. We will end our tour by visiting the Monkey temple – Swayambhunath. In the middle of the tour, we will take you to the very special local restaurant for lunch.  After we finish the tour we will meet our trekking guide and leader for discussion and preparation for our upcoming days of trekking.

 

Day 03 – Kathmandu to SotiKhola(710m/2,329ft)
After early morning breakfast, we’ll drive for 7 to 8 hours. In this journey, we drive for 3 hours through Nepal’s busiest highway, the Prithivi Highway. This drive offers a fabulous view of greenery, rice paddies, and local villages along this hilly region. After 3 hours of driving, we reach DhadingBesi where we will have lunch. From here the paved road ends but our journey continues along the dirt road until we reach Arughat. As we arrive at Arughat we have to change to another bus taking us to SotiKhola. This drive takes an hour and half. We will spend a restful evening in SotiKhola.

 

Day 04: SotiKhola to Machhakhola(890m/2120ft)
We begin our day after breakfast trekking through the Sal forest. The trail goes through several upward climbs and downhill passes through the rice terraces following the Budhigandagi River on our way to the Gurung settlement of Lapubesi. After a small climb through a rocky trail we will arrive at the sandy bank of Budi Gandagi where the river gets much wider. Further following the sandy bank for some time we will climb uphill before descending downhill into Machhakhola.  We ill overnight in Machhakhola.
Total Trekking Time: 6-7 hours

 

Day 05: Macchakhola to Jagat (2340m/7676ft)
Our trek today begins with some uphill and downhill movements through another rocky trail toKhorlaBesi. During the walk, we can enjoy the fantastic view of Mt.Manaslu and other surrounding mountains. The same upward and downhill trail mix continues to Tatopani. From Tatopani, we climb over to Dovan and cross the suspension bridge. The rest of our trail weaves its way up and down many times. We will again cross another suspension bridge over YaruKhola to reach Jagat where we will spend a restful evening.
Total Trekking Time: 6-7 hours

 

Day 06: Jagat to Lokpa (1660m/5,445ft)

We will resume our trekking via a trail leading downward to the valley.  We will cross a suspension bridge and descend furtherto theGurung settlement at Philim. A very well-known school sponsored by the Japanese is located in Philim. As we trekfurther past Philim and through the small forest of the narrow valley we will arrive at Chisopani where we will spend our evening.
Total Trekking Time: 5-6 hours

 

Day 07: Lokpa to Chumling (2,386m/7,827ft)
We will head first toEklebhatti following the Budhigandagi at the northern side where we start to climb through the pine and rhododendron forests. As we reach the lakpa we will be rewarded with the magnificent view of Himalchuli (7893m) and Buddha Himal. We will descend to the LungwaKhola and climb further to Chumling through the tall pine forest. From Chumling we can see the fantastic view of ShringiHimal. We can do a small sightseeing trip to the ChumlingGumpa and around the village.  We will overnight inChumling.
Total Trekking Time: 6-7 hours

 

Day 08: Chumling to Lamagau (3,302 m)
We trek onward passing villages, beautiful waterfalls, jungle and wheat terraces to reach the small settlement of Gho. In between this walk, we can see the fantastic view of Ganesh Himal. Another two hours of uphill climbs through the pine and rhododendron forests will take us to the village of Chhokangparo. The wide valley of Chhokangparo offer us the magnificent view of Himalchuli(7893m) and Ganesh Himal (7140m). We will end our day and spend the night at Lamagau.
Total Trekking Time: 5 hours

 

Day 09: Lamagau to Mu Gompa (3,700m/12,174ft): 3 hours
We might start to feel altitude sickness from this area and may need to take our trekking a bit more slowly. This area is located at the alpine tundra region where we can see many of alpine tundra family’s plants. We will trek further from here and cross the river twice, through the steady uphill to the Mu Gompa. At this point we are very close to Tibetan border.  We will overnight in Mu Gompa.
Total Trekking Time: 3-4 hours

 

Day 10: Mu Gompa, explore around
We spend our day exploring around Mu Gompa. Mu gompa has the spectacular view of the valley and the surrounding mountain. It is located at the highest part of Tsum valley. We can spend time communicating with the monks and we can also visit the ChephudomaGompa.

 

Day 11: Mu Gompa to Chhokangparo (2386/7,827ft)
We trek back passing through the settlements of Chhule, Phurba, Bhurgi village. As we arrived at Burgi village we can visit the Milarepa’s cave. From the cave, we can enjoy the amazing scenery of KipuHimal and ChurkeHimal and also the T-sum valley. We will trek further through the valley to Chhokangparo where we will spend a restful evening.
Total Trekking Time: 5-6 hours

 

Day 12: Chhokangparo -Lokpa (2,386/7,827ft)
We will descend down through pine forests down to the Sarpu River and cross the suspension bridge over the river. We will trek further through the beautiful greenery and scenery of fields and some small settlements on our way to Chumling.  Further along our trail, we will drop down to the river and ascend up through the pine and rhododendron forestsbefore dropping down to the small village of Lokpa where we will lodge for the evening.
Total Trekking Time: 5-6 hours

 

Day 13: Lokpa to KhorlaBesi (970m/3182ft)
We will start our day with a descent through the forests of pine and rhododendern. We will come across intermittent small portions of flat land before Philim.  The trail descent down to the river will lead us to a suspension bridge, from where a gentle path takes us toJagat. Further continuing the descent takes us to the Yaruphant. From Yaruphant we move forward to Dobhan and Tatopani. Another hour of trek will take us to the camp of Khorlabesi where we will spend our evening.

 

Day 14: Khoralabesi to SotiKhola (700m/2,296ft)
Our trail willbe a mix of up and down following the BudhiGandagi River to MachhaKhola. We will trek further to LapuBesi following alongside the river. The rocky trail further leads us to Khursane where another hour walk by the side of BudhiGandagiRiver will lead us back to SotiKhola.  We will overnight inSotiKhole.
Total Trekking Time:- 6-7 hours

 

Day 15: SotiKhola to Arughat to Kathmandu (600m/1,968ft): 
Today we can either drive back or trek through the beautiful valley passing through the lovely villages. As we arrive at Arught, we check-in with our permit to finish our trekking. From Arughat, we will head to Kathmandu Valley by motorized transportation. It will take 7 hours to reach Kathmandu which also includes 4 hours off the main road. We will enjoy the beautiful scenery throughout the drive as we rest following a fulfilling trek in the mountains.  In the evening, we will have dinner at a traditional restaurant hosted by Open Trail Treks.
Total Trekking Time: 4 hours and Drive: 7-8 hours

 

Day 16: Farewell, friends
It’s the last day of your adventure and you are welcome to have breakfast with us. After breakfast if you have time before your flight you can do some shopping or go sightseeing. If you want to go sightseeing inform us a day earlier and we will help provide you with a car.  When your adventure is comes to a close, a representative from Open Trail Treks will drop you at airport 3 hours before your flight.

Altitude Map

Tsum Valley Trek

We offer different prices as the service included it can be from cheap to expensive.

This trekking is for those adventurous trekkers who are seeking for the challenges as this trek last for 19 days with lot’s obstacle. Open Trail Treks also offer relatively hard and easy treks to the heart of the Everest which include Everest High Passes Trek, for those trekkers who are experienced and physically fit,



Package Inclusions:

  • Pick-up & drop-off from Kathmandu International Airport by private car.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in a local Kathmandu Restaurant
  • Three nights in a Three star hotel in Kathmandu (convenient location but not in the heart of Thamel so won’t be overly crowded)
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with tour guide, private transportation and entrance fees of all temple
  • Private vehicle for Kathmandu- Arughat- Kathmandu
  • All necessary transportation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek with the cup of tea/coffee.
  • Accommodation during trek in local hotel or tea house. Our Guide will ensure this accommodation will be the best available.
  • Permits including – Trekking Information Management Systems(TIMS) and Manaslu Conservation Area Permit
  • English speaking trekking leader and guide and porters according to the size of group (2 trekkers = 1 porter), including their salary, equipment, insurance, food and lodging.
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Duffel bag, T-shirt and Trekking Map
  • Comprehensive medical kid box
  • All government taxes and the local fees

What’s not included:

  • Mineral water, juices and alcoholic beverages
  • Any  personnel expenses throughout the trek
  • Tips to guide and porter

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Package Inclusions:

  • Pick-up & drop-off from Kathmandu International Airport by private Vehicle.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in a local Kathmandu Restaurant
  • Three night convenient quality hotel in Kathmandu (Our hotel will be located at the tourist hub Thamel)
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with tour guide and transportation
  • Private vehicle for Kathmandu- Arughat- Kathmandu
  • All necessary transportation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek
  • Accommodation during trek in local hotel or tea house. Our Guide will ensure this accommodation will be good quality
  • Permits including – Trekking Information Management Systems(TIMS) and Manaslu Conservation Area Permit
  • English speaking trekking leader and guide and porters according to the size of group (2 trekkers = 1 porter), including their salary, equipment, insurance, food and lodging.
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Duffel bag, T-shirt and Trekking Map
  • Comprehensive medical kid box
  • All government taxes and the local fees

What’s not included:

  • Lunch and dinner during Kathmandu stay.
  • Entrance fee of temple of Kathamandu
  • Mineral water, juices and alcoholic beverages
  • Any  personnel expenses throughout the trek
  • Tips to guide and porter

Customize      |        Book Now


Package Inclusions:

  • Pick-up & drop-off from Kathmandu International Airport
  • Welcome dinner in a local Kathmandu Restaurant
  • Three nights in convenient quality hotel in Kathmandu (convenient location at Thamel)
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with transportation
  • Tourist bus Kathmandu- Arughat- Kathmandu
  • All necessary transportation
  • Breakfast during the trek with a cup of tea/coffee.
  • Accommodation during trek in local hotel or tea house. Our Guide will ensure this accommodation will be comfortable enough.
  • Permits including – Trekking Information Management Systems(TIMS) and Manaslu Conservation Area Permit
  • English speaking trekking leader and guide and porters according to the size of group (2 trekkers = 1 porter), including their salary, equipment, insurance, food and lodging.
  • All necessary transportation
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket, Duffel bag, T-shirt and Trekking Map
  • Comprehensive medical kid box
  • All government taxes and the local fees

What’s not included:

  • Mineral water, juices and alcoholic beverages
  • Entrance fee of temple of Kathmandu
  • Lunch and Dinner and hot and cold drink
  • Any  personnel expenses throughout the trek
  • Tips to guide and porter

Customize      |        Book Now
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Location: , Nepal
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