Tsum Valley Trek Overview
Tsum Valley Trek to the hidden ‘Tsum Valley’ is in the remote northern Gorkha region settled between the Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh to the South and Sringi Himal to the north.
Tsum valley is quite distinct as it guards natural resources of clear streams, rich vegetation, sky-high peaks, pure waterfalls, unspoiled hot springs and ancient artifacts. The valley was only opened for trekkers in 2008 so the trails are completely protected from the outer-world influences.
Also, considered as a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley, the trails of Tsum valley trek is decorated with chhortens and lined with maniwalls. The famous Kyimu Lung pilgrimage is well-known for its center of learning and meditation. It is also believed that the Buddhist saint Milarewa meditated in the caves of these mountains. The remoteness and inaccessibility has made this valley intact, and bypassed the mainstream development for centuries. One of the interesting features of this trek is the people you meet, their unique culture and the ages-old lifestyle they follow.
Day 02: Full day sight-seeing in Kathmandu (B)
Day 03: Drive to Khahare (B.L.D)
Day 04: Khahare. to Fulkarka Village. tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 05: Fulkarka Village to Manbu. tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 06: Manbu to Tatopani. tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 07: Tatopani to Lokpa. tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 08: Lokpa. to Chhekam. tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 09: Chhekam to Nile. tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 10: Nile to Mu-Gumpa. tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 11: Mu-Gumpa to Chhekya. tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 12: Chhekya to Bhajyo. tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 13: Bhajyo to Kalung. tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 14: Kalung to Rachen Gumba. tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 15: Rachen Gumba to Gumba Lungdang. tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 16: Gumba Lungdang to Ripchet. tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 17: Ripchet to Philim. tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 18: Philim to Machha Khola. tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 19: Machha Khola to Arughat. tent camp (B.L.D)
Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu (B.L)
Day 21: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping (B)
Day 22: Departure to Airport.(B)
- Airport pick up and drop off by our private vehicle
- Kathmandu hotel room with Breakfast (B) basis
- All accommodation and 3 meals a day during the trek
- English speaking trekking Guide and each 2 persons 1 Porter
- All land transfer as per itinerary
- Tsum valley special trekking fee
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Kathmandu Hotel Lunch and Dinner (L, D)
- Personal equipment sleeping bag, Down jacket, waterproof jacket, kit bag etc. (you can rent them in Kathmandu at a cost of US$ 1-3 per item per day)
- Travel Insurance and medical evacuation in case of emergency
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral water), tips, gifts, souvenirs, etc.
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Name: Hobart Family.