Tsum Valley Trek

It is believed that the legendary Buddhist monk Milarepa had visited along the route passing through Tsum Valley and meditated in the caves on the way in ancient times. It still remains a virgin region for the visitors to explore, though it was officially opened only towards the end of 2007 by Trekking Agencies’ Association Nepal (TAAN).

Like other adventure treks of the high mountain region, this one involves intense experience of alpine ecology and environment. The trek also features equally intense, intimate experience of the culture and traditions of the people living here. The region bears deep imprint of Buddhism and Tibetan Budhhism is followed in this region. People here do not sacrifice animals; numerous monasteries scattered around the valley give it a certain religious aura; there are chortens, and mani walls in Dzong and Phurpe are as long as 250 meters. People pass their lives in perfect communion with the surrounding environment in the lap of High Himalayas that surround the valley. You will see Buddha Himal to the west of the valley, Ganesh Himal to the south and Sringi Himal to the north of the valley.


Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu airport. Welcome and transder to hotel in Thamel (Hotel Mums Home or Hotel Friends Home). Free and easy evening around Thamel yourself. 

Day 2: Trekking permit preparation day. Our company team will arrange the entire permits on this day. (Optional -If you wish, You can enjoy the cultiral/heritage tours in Kathmandu such as Bouddha Nath  Stupa, Pashupatinath Temlpe, Patan Durbar Square and Swayambhu Nath stupa, Back to hotel), final preparation and discussion with your guide. Night at hotel 

Day 3: Driving from Kathmandu to Arughat (570m, 8 Hours by bus)

Day 4: Trek from Arughat to Lapubeshi (880 M, 5-6 Hours)

Day 5: Trek to Khorlabeshi (970m, 5-6 hours)

Day 6: Trek to Jagat (1342 m, 5-6 Hours)

Day 7: Trek to Lokpa (2240m, 5-6 Hours)

Day 8: Trek to Chumling (2383m, 4-5 Hours)

Day 9: Trek to Chhokangparo (3030m, 5-6 Hours)

Day 10: Trek to Chhule-Nile (3361m, 4-5 Hours)

Day 11: Trek to Mu Gompa (3705m,3 hours) . Exploration around Mu gumba, visit the monsatery.

Day 12: Trek to Lamagaon (3305m, 5-6 hours )

Day 13: Trek to Ripchet (2468m, 5-6 hours )

Day 14: Trek to Philim (1590m, 5-6 Hours)

Day 15: Trek to Dobhan (1070m, 5-6 hours)

Day 16: Trek to Soti Khola (720m-18km-9 hours walk)

Day 17: Trek to Arughat (535m-7km- 4 hours walk)

Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu (10 hours by bus)

Day 19: Airport transfer on your required time


Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu airport. Welcome and transder to hotel in Thamel (Hotel Mums Home or Hotel Friends Home). Free and easy evening around Thamel yourself. 

Day 2: Trekking permit preparation day. Our company team will arrange the entire permits on this day. (Optional -If you wish, You can enjoy the cultiral/heritage tours in Kathmandu such as Bouddha Nath  Stupa, Pashupatinath Temlpe, Patan Durbar Square and Swayambhu Nath stupa, Back to hotel), final preparation and discussion with your guide. Night at hotel 

Day 3: Driving from Kathmandu to Arughat (570m, 8 Hours by bus)

Day 4: Trek from Arughat to Lapubeshi (880 M, 5-6 Hours)

Day 5: Trek to Khorlabeshi (970m, 5-6 hours)

Day 6: Trek to Jagat (1342 m, 5-6 Hours)

Day 7: Trek to Lokpa (2240m, 5-6 Hours)

Day 8: Trek to Chumling (2383m, 4-5 Hours)

Day 9: Trek to Chhokangparo (3030m, 5-6 Hours)

Day 10: Trek to Chhule-Nile (3361m, 4-5 Hours)

Day 11: Trek to Mu Gompa (3705m,3 hours) . Exploration around Mu gumba, visit the monsatery.

Day 12: Trek to Lamagaon (3305m, 5-6 hours )

Day 13: Trek to Ripchet (2468m, 5-6 hours )

Day 14: Trek to Philim (1590m, 5-6 Hours)

Day 15: Trek to Dobhan (1070m, 5-6 hours)

Day 16: Trek to Soti Khola (720m-18km-9 hours walk)

Day 17: Trek to Arughat (535m-7km- 4 hours walk)

Day 18: Drive back to Kathmandu. Farewell dinner in the evening at cultural restaurant with traditional foods and show. Night at hotel. 

Day 19: Airport ransfer on required time


Documents required:

  • scanned copies of passport sized photo and passport of each participant
  • travel insurance

Fitness Level:
This trip requires you to be in good health and physically fit. So, we recommend thorough physical examination before you start the trek.

Skills:
Basic trekking skill is enough for the trek. Your familiarity with the mountainous terrain will be a plus point.

Travel Insurance:

  • Make sure that you are insured against cancellations, accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of, or damage to, baggage and personal effects.
  • In emergency situations, we will arrange for a helicopter rescue, medical treatment and after care for you. All these costs shall be borne by your travel insurance company.

Required Equipments/Gears:

  • Camping tent
  • Cooking equipments
  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jacket
  • LED headlight
  • Water bottle
  • First-aid kit
  • Water purification solution
  • Trekking poles
  • Raincoat
  • Sunglasses
  • Full fingers gloves
  • Socks
  • Thermal cap
  • Fleece
  • Sunscreen

Notes:

  • You can choose to bring above-mentioned equipments yourself, except cooking equipments. But, if you want to travel light, we can help you rent/purchase those things after you arrive in Nepal.
  • We will arrange your pick-up/drop-off according to your flight schedule.
  • We can customize this itinerary according to your interests and preferences.

·         Accommodation: Basic teahouse accommodation during the trek; Deluxe accommodation for 3 nights in Kathmandu (either at Hotel Friends Home or Hotel Mums Home) on sharing basis

·         Meals: 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner, which you can choose from the menu) during the trek; breakfast in Kathmandu

·         Transportation: Airport - hotel - airport transfers  by car, Kathmandu - Arughat and Besisahar - Kathmandu by bus

·         Documentation: Trekking permits (Tsum Valley Restricted Area permit, Manaslu Conservation Area Project ( MCAP), Trekkers Information Management System {TIMS } Card)

·         Equipment/Accessories: Trekking poles, down jacket, sleeping bags, first-aid kit, water purifying solution (iodine-based)

·         Human resource: A professional and experienced trekking guide (English-speaking) and a porter for every 2 trekkers (Carrying upto 25 Kilos) including their entire expenses covered (wages, accommodation, meals, transportation, insurance, etc.)

·         Tax/Service Charge: All applicable taxes, service charges or fees. We hereby guarantee you of no 'hidden charges' afterwards.

·         Complimentary: Farewell dinner in Kathmandu (authentic Nepalese cuisines with live cultural show)

·         Emergency Rescue Service: Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. However, you must be already insured for such emergencies, and your insurance policy must cover helicopter evacuation. Moreover, you should provide your policy details and authorize us to deal directly with your insurance company on your behalf.


·         Beverage (cold drinks, bottled mineral water, tea/coffee, etc.)

·         Any other expenses of personal nature (extra meals, Hot Shower, Battery charging fees, photography                      charges, etc.)

·         Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu

·         Tips to Guide, Porter and driver and any types of donations

·         Your travel insurance


Country: Nepal
Climbing Destination: Mu Gumba
Duration: 18 days
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
Highest Alt: 3705 M
Best Season: March-December
Group Size: 6
Start/End: Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Trekking Hours: 5-7 Hours per day
Climbing Destination: Mu Gumba
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