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Tsum Valley Trekking Adventure in the hidden pockets of Nepal’s North Mid-West Himalaya, a fascinating journey to Tsum Valley meaning valley of Happiness or “Beyul Kyimolung” in local and Tibetan language
Tsum Valley Trekking with View Nepal trek and its team of guide leads you to experience old Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition as it was in past centuries.
Tsum Valley hidden in a remote and isolated region between massive Manaslu and Ganesh Himal mountain range which also touches the border of Tibet.
On this adventure beside unique scenery of mountains and landscapes you will be engrossed with interesting culture as the walk leads through traditional farm villages of Jagat, Dyang, Chumling, Chokhangparo and towards Nile 3,361m with a visit of Milereppa cave (famous 11th C Tibetan Buddhist saint and tantric) walk finally reach at Mu Gompa 3,700 m the highest spot of this journey.
This mystical journey concludes with a drive back to Kathmandu after a memorable experience and enjoyable adventure around Tsum valley trekking.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Drive to Soti Khola 730 m via Arughat 600m – 07 hrs.
Day 03: Trek to Machha-Khola 930m – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Jagat 1,410m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Dyang 1,800 m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Chumling 2,386 m – 06 hours.
Day 07: Trek to Chokhangparo 3,010 m – 05 hours.
Day 08: Trek to Nile 3,361m through Milarepa cave – 07 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Mu Gomba 3,700 m – 04 hours.
Day 10: Rest day at Mu Gomba to explore the local village and monastery.
Day 11: Trek to Rachen Gomba 3,240 m – 05 hours.
Day 12: Trek back to Chumling 2,386 m – 06 hours.
Day 13: Trek to Philim 1,590 m – 07 hours.
Day 14: Trek to Tatopani (Hot Spring) – 06 hours.
Day 15: Trek to Soti-Khola 7, 30 m – 06 hours.
Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu for individual activities.
Day 18: International departure homeward bound.
Our trekking will have long experience in trekking field. He speaks English and keeps knowledge about the mountain, mountain sickness, people, and culture. Generally, he will have a right to choose a guest house to stop overnight and right to take a necessary decision if the weather is not favorable if you are physically not in good condition or if there any potential danger of life or etc.
We will provide a porter (helper to carry the luggage) with warm clothing with warm clothing’s while going to the high mountain. We give priority to the local porter as much as possible.
There are nice and tiny guest houses in the village on the way to trekking, also known as a tea house. We will accommodate to our trekkers in that guest houses. You will your own room (twin sharing) and a bathroom is outside. They are safe and people are friendly.
The general understanding in the mountain, you buy food from the same guest house where you say. We will buy a freshly cooked food from the local guest house. They will have a standard menu which is set by the Local Lodge Management Committee. You can choose your meal from the menu.
There are rare medical facilities in the mountain. We generally recommend bringing own medicine (a headache, stomach ache, painkiller, Diamox, bandage, iodine, cotton, gauze, hansaplast, common cold, diarrhea, ) to the normal situation. If it is serious, you should go down or call an emergency evacuation.
There is not enough electricity in Nepal. You could expect power cut in some certain time of the day. While you are in the mountain, you will require electricity to charge your battery, mobile, camera or etc. generally they will ask you to pay extra money for charging.
There is bottle water available along the normal trekking trail. Besides that, you can take your own water filter or can buy a medicine to purify the normal water. Further, you can buy boil water as well as in trekking.
Some village has internet facilities. However, you can buy a local telephone SIM card which will help you to buy the internet and use with your smartphone set. You can use for calling to anyone if it requires at the same time.
There require or to use a local transport or you may want to use them as well as. The local people or local club will force to use their transport facilities. The price will be negotiable and a vehicle could be old and with very basic services.
You might have to be rescued due to some accident or serious ill. We can send rescue Helicopter service immediately to bring you back. The helicopter services are expensive in Nepal. We recommend you to buy insurance which covers search and rescue in need. After you rescued, we can help you for documentation to claim the payment.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, meet our staff who will transfer you to respective hotels around Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed from jet lag, View Nepal guide / leader will brief on Tsum Valeey Trek including hotels, lodge on route with evening welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese environment.
Starting this wonderful journey to Tsum Valley with morning drive on the main road for few hours, and then over Trisuli River to reach at Dhading Besi, a hill town, from here on the dirt / rough road to Arughat bazaar.
From here transfer to another vehicle taking a rough drive on dirt road to Soti Khola passing several villages and farm areas, with views of Mt. Manaslu driving ups and downs till Soti Khola is reached for overnight stop.
From this village, first day walk starts on a good trail following Buri Gandaki River, passing farm land and villages, and then crossing a bridge over Nuali khola with nice views of waterfalls.
Walk leads on neat stone steps with another bridge to cross to reach Machha-Khola for overnight stop, this village named as Machha- Khola which means a Fish streams.
Morning walk follows Buri-Gandaki River upstream, to Khorla Beshi a small farm village from here on winding trail to Tatopani “Hot Spring”. At Tatopani time permitting enjoy the refreshing hot bathe, after a fine stop walk carries on passing Dovan and Yaruphant villages, following Buri Gandaki River to Jagat village after crossing a short suspension bridge. Jagat a nice village with lodge, shops and stores that makes this village important for travelers to stop for overnight.
From Jagat continue walk to higher area still following Buri Gandkai River, coming across small farm village of Sidibas Bazaar, a lovely neat village with rest here a short climb and downhill to cross a suspension bridge to reach at Nagjet. From here climb up to Philim, this is quite a large village with scattered farm houses, after Philim trek onwards through farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then climb a rocky ridge top into bamboo forest to our overnight stop at Dyang village.
At Dyang ending Manaslu route, from here onward on the hidden trail to Tsum mystical valley as the walk enters narrow gorge. Journey continues with an hour uphill into rhododendron and pine tree forest reaching a small village at Lokpa.
After a short break, walk leads to cross a bridge over Lungwa Khola and then on the path towards Chumling village for overnight stop, first day at Tsum Valley area.
From here feel the clean fresh mountain air as the altitude gains slowly, reaching around Tsum area with views of snowcapped mountains and landscape similar to Tibetan windswept plateau.
Morning trek leads downhill to cross a suspension bridge and then to Smatiking Khola, overlooking fantastic views of Ganesh Himal (Yangra) at 7,422 m, a slow and steady walk reaches our overnight stop at Chokhangparo village.
After a pleasant overnight at Chokangparo walk leads to upper Tsum area at Nile (Ne-lay), on the open valley into a dry and arid country, with few surviving trees of juniper and pines. Continue walk uphill with views of Ganesh and Manaslu Himal range, after a good walk reaching at Nile with a visit of 11th centaury Saint Milarepa meditation Cave, who was a poet, singer and a tantric guru his folktales and songs are still remembered by Tibetans, Nomads and farmers to this day.
Morning walk starts towards highest point of this trek at Mu Gomba our main destination, climb uphill in high and dry barren terrain with views of snowcapped peaks towards North, East and West, after a good day walk reaching at Mu Gomba for overnight stop.
A leisure or free day at Mu Gomba for local exploration around villages and to interact with the locals, people of Tsum hardly see western trekking visiting this area, tour of old Mu Gomba which houses antique scrolls, statue and relics. This is one of the most famed and important monastery of Tsum and Manaslu region.
After an enjoyable time in high Tsum area and at Mu Gomba return journey leads to another interesting monastery of Rachen Gomba. Walk on gradual path, with short climbs and downhill enjoying the views of mountain range and passing cattle herder’s shades and finally at Rachen Gomba for overnight stop, here visit the old monastery of Rachen.
Today last day around Tsum valley area, morning walk descend to Chumling village, on the same earlier route passing farm houses and back into woodlands of rich vegetation.
After downhill walk of 5-6 hours reaching at Chumling village for last overnight stop in Tsum area.
Morning walk leads to a descend through a gorge and then climb to Ekalai Bhatti or Dyang and towards Buri Gandaki River, after a steep climb to the ridge top, heading downhill passing many farm villages and farm fields and then back into thick forest as the walk leads further down to Philim village for overnight stop.
From Philim onward, using the same route to Soti-Khola with long descend on stone steps to Buri-Gandaki River, after hours of good walk reaching hot spring of Tatopani for overnight stop, with time for refreshing bathe in the hot spring.
After nice refreshing time at Tatopani, retracing journey back to Soti-Khola passing many farm villages and past Machh-Khola and the follow raging Buri Gandaki to Soti-Khola for overnight stop.
Morning drive back to Kathmandu leading past Buri Gandaki reaching at Dhadingbesi and towards Trisuli River, after Trisuli River on the main busy highway to Kathmandu for another 3-4 hours to Kathmandu, at Kathmandu transfer to your hotels with afternoon free.
A free or leisure day in Kathmandu for own individual activities and souvenirs shopping, for interested people one can book for sightseeing tours around Kathmandu-Bhaktapur and Patan cities at places of interest, as Nepal is steeped with historical and World Heritage Sites.
Last day in Nepal with wonderful experience trekking Tsum Valley, as per your flight time View Nepal Treks staff transfer you to airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.
We had an amazing experience with View Nepal Treks & Expedition.We found this company through searching in internet and started to communicate with Mr. Bhupendra, He was so helpful and answer our questions without any hasitation and finally booked our Nepal trip and travel with them. He arranged a great guide with excellent English with full information and I enjoyed the flexibility in my trip. In our trip The guesthouses and hotels chosen were all comfortable and the food was always fresh and good. The communication was great, and we were well taken care of Pick up, flights etc, which was always on time. Also I was lucky to have met so many other inspiring people on the track which was a extra bonus. The highlight was the guide and staff were always happy to help us with a smile as a close friend. We enjoyed the travel in Nepal Himalayas a lot and feel easy when I am in the mountains. Thank you Mr.Bhupendra for making my trip so special which I Never forget, hope to see you again soon.
Anna & Herma
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