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Tsum Valley Trek
Tsum Valley Trek
Tsum Valley Trek
Tsum Valley Trek
Tsum Valley Trek
Tsum Valley Trek

The Tsum Valley Trek with Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventures allows you to explore a newly opened trail in the northern Gorkha district. The valley is surrounded by Baudha Himal and Himal Chuli to the West, Ganesha Himal to the South and Sringi Himal to the North. Thanks to these nearby impressive mountain ranges, the villages in the valley were able to preserve their traditions and minimize external influence on their culture. This makes it a great destination for trekkers looking for authentic cultural experiences.

The famous Kyimo Lung, a pilgrim's circuit in the central Trans-Himalaya is well known for its centers of learning and meditation. The region derives its importance within the Buddhist community from the believe that the saint Milarepa has meditated in the caves of the surrounding mountains. Well sheltered from other areas, the region has an interesting history distinct from other parts of Nepal and the ancient remains of the Tsum Kingdom are still visible today. Apart from the cultural aspects, the valley is also rich in wildlife, especially the Himalayan Thar and Blue Sheep which congregate in herds of 50 to 200.

The Tsum Valley Trekking is of particular interest for those who want to venture off the main tourist routes. At Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventures, we’d love to introduce you to this remarkable region and create your unique adventure. We organize the logistics of the trip, as well as the required special permit. You can relax and simply enjoy the trek.

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Highlights:

  • Sacred Hidden Himalayan (Happiest valley)
  • Religion Tolerance (Unity within different clans of Tibetan Buddhism)
  • Nonviolence to animals (Animals killing for the sake of meat is strictly banned since 96 ago)

Itinerary

01

Day 01

Scenic drive to Soti Khola (700m/2296ft.), 7-8hr drive

Himalayan trek commence with scenic drive to reach Soti Khola following the Prithivi highway that lead to Pokhara till Dhading, after turn off the road and take the road which is decreasing in width and comfort. We will enjoy the beautiful sight of typical Nepalese houses, Buri Gandaki River, valleys and so on. By leaving the main settlement like Arughat, Arkhet Bazar and Khyorpani, finally we reach to Soti Khola.
Overnight at Teahouse

02

Day 02

Trek to Machha Khola (870m/2854ft .), 7-8hr walk

The initial day of the Manaslu Circuit trek begin with gentle walk through the mule track, after climb on perilous steps blasted into a cliff face before dropping down to Lyabrubesi. We continue our trek to Nauli Khola and cross the suspension bridge. From there we follow the Buri Gandaki and reach at Machha Khola.
Overnight at Teahouse

03

Day 03

Trek at Jagat (1410m/4625ft.), 6-8hr walk

We follow the original route which goes through the river to Khorlabesi and the warm spring at Tatopani. From here we follow the route lead from eastern bank of Buri Gandaki to Doban, Thulo Dunga and Yara Bagar. The trail lead back and forth across the river and reach a suspension bridge. Finally enter the gateway to the Manaslu Conservation Area at Jagat.
Overnight at Teahouse

04

Day 04

Trek to Lokpa (2240m/7349ft.), 6-7hr walk

Trek begin with descend to Dudh Pokhari Khola and then pass through Salleri, Sridibas and Philim. After 2hr of walk before we reach to the suspension bridge on Budhi Gandaki, the trail separate from the Manaslu Circuit trek. We follow the trail that lead to steady uphill of pines and finally reach to Lokpa.
Overnight at Teahouse

05

Day 05

Trek to Chumling (2385m/7824ft.), 6-7hr walk

Walk start with descend to the forest to the Sordi Khola. Following the often exposed route which lead us to the point that brings us to the steep and relentless climb upwards in the dense forest. No sooner as we reach on the summit then the path descends steeply further to the bridge across the Siyar Khola. Finally, we climb up to reach the Chumling.
Overnight at Teahouse

06

Day 06

Trek to Chhokang Paro (3030m/9940ft.), 5-6hr walk

Initial walk begins through the lush forest to Tanju. Further an hour of walk brings us to Domje and the route cross the suspension bridge over the Sarphu Khola. Trek offer us spectacular views of glacier-draped peaks of Ganesh II (7118m), Ganesh IV (7052m), and the rocky face of Ganesh I (7429m). We continue on steep climb to Gho, passes some big Chorten and finally reach at Chhokang Paro.
Overnight at Teahouse

07

Day 07

Trek to Nile (3360m/11023ft.), 4-5hr walk

The route ease from here as we are entering to Upper Tsum Valley. when Journey take us through the maze of Chortens which leads the trail to Kaye & then to the long ancient Mani wall. On the way, we pass Chi Phu monastery (one of the oldest in the region), Phurbe village, Pangdun, Chhule stupa and Gonhgye Monastery. Our trail goes through three-tiered kani gate & descend to Chhule. After crossing the Siyar Khola, we reach at Nile. 
Overnight at Teahouse

08

Day 08

Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m/12139ft.), 3-4hr walk

We have dramatic landscape view with short breathless climb up trek. We across the river from Nile and climb gently through the pastures. The trek offers us enticing view of Ganesh II to the south. Following the trail lead to the stiffer climb which lead to the wooden bridge over the side stream and final steep path lead to the Mu Gompa.
Overnight at Teahouse

09

Day 09

Trek to Rachen Gompa (3240m/10629ft.), 3-4hr walk

Trek begin with ascend to the left side trail which later follow almost level all the way to Ranchen Gompa. The whole trail lead to a gentle walk.
Overnight at Teahouse

10

Day 10

Trek to Chumling (2385m/7824ft.), 6-7hr walk

We retrace our steps Chumling. We visit Jhong Gompa and follow narrow path via Domje and Ticso Tsechen Chholing Gompa etc. Further shot gentle walk bring us to Chumling.
Overnight at Teahouse

11

Day 11

Trek to Philim (1570m/5150ft.), 7-8hr walk

We will cross the Sardi Khola Gorge Bridge and skip back to Lokpa to have some tea. From here, we follow the route down to cross the Budhi Gandaki Bridge and pass the Deng on a way to reach Philim.
Overnight at Teahouse

12

Day 12

Side trip to Lungdang & Ganesh Himal Base Camp

From here we visit to Lungdang Gompa, highlight for retreat centre. And hike to Ganesh Himal base camp (4000m), incredible view point centre of Ganesh Himal and Shrigi Himal.
Overnight at Teahouse

13

Day 13

Trek to Machha Khola (870m/2854ft.), 7-8hr walk

We retrace our steps through Sirdibas, Salleri, Jagat and reach at Machha Khola.
Overnight at Teahouse

14

Day 14

Scenic drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft.), 6-7hr drive

Scenic and wild drive. The first few hour of drive will be bone-shaker but later we have a smooth and relaxing drive to Kathmandu.
Overnight at Hotel

 

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Our Offer

We offer 3 packages: Basic, comfort & Full Board. Our Basic takes care of your trek, comfort include trek with your stay in Kathmandu along with all airport transfers personally while Full Board include entire meals in the mountains during the trek. Three can be flexibly adjusted to your requirements. 

Basic Offer

  • Trek with an English speaking govt licensed trekking guide
  • 1 porter (betn two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 24 kg; i.e. 12kg pP)
  • Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses as per the itinerary
  • Sharing(Public) vehicle from KTM to Soti Khola & return
  • Duffel bag and trekking map
  • Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu by the host family at Typical Nepali Cultural Restaurant
  • First aid medical kit, oxymeters to check pulse, heart rate & oxygen saturation carried by guide

Comfort Offer

As Basic and

  • 2N in 3* and 1N in 4* hotel in KTM on B/B plan as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]
  • Airport pick up & drop off personally

Full Board Offer

Price: Have a kindly make an enquiry for the Full Board tour cost. Because the cost depends on the meals chosen by you.

As Comfort and

  • Full board meals in the mountains during the trek

Group Discount:

There is a further discount for larger groups. Please contacts us for details at mytrek2nepal@gmail.com


Trek Duration:

The Trek duration can be shorten or extend depending on time and fitness.

Excluded Services

  • International Airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days, two passport photographs required). For the further more information, have visit Nepal Immigration Department official website. 
  • Insurance - Following stated things must be submit while you do trips through (IHSA)
  • You must submit copy of your insurance certificate included standard policies that covers trekking activities up to 5000m
  • Your Insuarnce policy must cover accidents, medical expenses, and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue upto 5000m and it is excluded in the trip price
  • At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not
  • IHSA also recommends your insurance policy covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects
  • Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek
  • Tipping is a culture in Nepal and is expected by your staff (guides, porters, drivers)
  • Hot shower, wifi, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)
  • Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather-related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs, etc
  • Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

 

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. A Bandana

3. Sunglasses

4. Warm hat

5. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

6. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

7. An emergency light

Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-Aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

 

Information

Additional Options:

+Additional porter:

We plan with one porter per 2 clients. If you require additional support, you can book an additional porter for the trip to lighten your load. A porter carries your bag pack for you and no more (20kg max. They don't often speak any English. They carry two backpacks that they will strap together. But you are strictly prohibited not take advantage of the porter. They are usually very proud people and will attempt to carry things that are just too heavy. Which is not good. You can leave your unnecessary stuffs in Kathmandu your hotel or our office you will not need on the trek.

Have a take small personal daypack with you. Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.

+Hotel upgrade in Ktm: [65 USD for 4* hotel, 95 USD for 5* hotel per night]

If you feel like a little luxury before and after your trek, you can upgrade your hotel in Kathmandu to 4*/ 5* category.

Nepal Visas

You need visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.

Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In any cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be coverage in this cases.

Money and Tipping

Tipping is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to tip their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Tipping; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 8 - 10 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

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Duration

14 days

Season

Mar-May & Sept-Nov

Region

Manaslu

Grade

Medium

Altitude

700m - 4000m

Walking

5hr

Accommodation

Tea-house

Trip Type

Private & Group Join

Transportation

Sharing & Private Vehicle

Certificate of Excellence

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