Manaslu Tsum valley trek overview
Tsum valley trekking is an opportunity to discover sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern part of Gorkha Nepal. Tsum valley comes on the Nepal – Tibet border and is on the northern part of Manaslu. The entire valley is full of mountains, passes and gorges.
Those who take the Tsum valley trek get the opportunity to pass through the majestic mountain ranges of Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Boudha Himal. The initial part of this trekking trail is through the dense forests of Budhi Gandaki valley. After the Manaslu trail on way to Tsum valley the trekkers pass through glacial rivers and picturesque alpine forests.
The hospitality of the local people makes it an exciting trip for the trekkers. The ancient Budhist Gompas like Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa and Milarepa’s cave are on the way. Being one of the sacred valleys of Buddhism, Tsum valley is also known as the hidden valley.
The local monks and nuns and the old monasteries are behind the spiritual progress of this place. Due to its remoteness, sacred valley has been bypassed by mainstream development for centuries. Tsum valley trekking route was opened in October, 2007 for foreign trekkers.
The traditional unspoiled culture and the scenic beauty are the attractions of Tsum valley trek. Those who take the Tsum valley trek get the opportunity to learn more about Buddhism and know about the rich cultural heritage of this place from the Buddhist monks whom they meet during the trekking in Manaslu area.
Besides the adventures that are usual aspects of trekking, the spiritual aspect makes the Tsum valley trek quite different from other treks. The Buddhist monks accompany the groups of trekkers and take them to the traditional villages, monasteries and sacred caves.
Though adventurous, the Manaslu Tsum valley trek is not so challenging and one can have the views of spectacular mountain ranges. The Gorkha Tsum valley trek suites for all kind of trekkers. Best season of the year for this trek is March to May and August to November. Those who are physically strong and are with some trekking experience can enjoy this moderate trek.
Manaslu Tsum valley situated in controlled area in this way special permit is required for trekking including Manaslu conservation area permit. The Tsum valley trek consists of more hiking and less steep climbing. Most parts of the trek are of gradual incline; normally the trekkers go up to Mu Gompa which is at an altitude of 3500m.
Since the trekking trail passes through remote villages, it is a camping trek, unlike the Everest base camp trek. The most important characteristic of this trek is the high altitude Tibetan culture where peoples still practice Bon religion and polyandry system. Here one can find the traditional lifestyle of the Tibetan traders.
The yak caravans that go to Tibet, wild landscape and clusters of small houses with smoky kitchens are very common here. There are a few monasteries also. Though the trekkers can view a few snowy mountains of the Himalayas, when compared to Annapurna circuit, they are less in number.
Tsum valley trek itinerary
Day 01: Welcome to Nepal, upon your arrival in Nepal our representative welcome and assists to transfer hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu city tours and preparation for Tsum valley trek.
Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola (730m) via Arughat Bazaar (570m).
Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (930m).
Day 05: Trek to Doban (1070m).
Day 06: Trek to Philim (1590 m).
Day 07: Trek to Ripche (2470m).
Day 08: Trek to Chhekampar (3030m).
Day 09: Trek to Nile/Chhule (3360m).
Day 10: Trek to Mu Gompa (4180m).
Day 11: Trek to Rachen (3240m).
Day 12: Trek to Ripche (2470m).
Day 13: Trek to Philim (1590 m).
Day 14: Trek to Tatopani (990m).
Day 15: Trek to Soti Khola (730m).
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu via Arughat Bazar (570m).
Day 17: After this amazing Tsum valley trek if you are interested for other activities like Safari, Rafting, Biking, Tours, Peak climbing or more trekking in other region we organize trip according to your desire. If you decide to leave Nepal we will transfer to airport for your onward destination.
#Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle
#Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 Nights twin sharing with breakfast
#Full day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
#Transportation Kathmandu-Arughat-Kathmandu bus/Jeep
#All meals and accommodation during the trekking period
#An experienced English speaking guide trained by Gov. of Nepal
#Highly experienced tsum valley trekking staffs
#All governmental procedure permits fees and local taxes
#Down jacket, sleeping bag, duffel bag (optional), medical kit etc
#Travel and rescue arrangements
#Farewell dinner at typical Nepalese restaurant
*Visa fees/ international airfare to and from Kathmandu
*Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
*Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
*Hot shower, battery recharge during Tsum valley trek
*Personal expenses phone calls, bar bills, extra porters etc
*Personal Tsum valley trekking equipment / gears
*Tips for guides, porters and driver
*All others expenses not mentioned on price include section
Base Camp Excursion, Kathmandu, Nepal always thinking about guest’s safety; it is our paramount concern whilst traveling with us. Trekking is an adventure tour we reach remote mountain region. Sometime health condition of member, natural disaster, and weather condition of mountain region changed unexpectedly we cannot guarantee it. Please note that trekking guide has the authority to cancel any part of Tsum valley trekking itinerary if it is necessary due to safety concerns, be prepared to be flexible if required, otherwise trekking group leader follow the above itinerary.
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