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Tsum Valley Trek - Package 1

The remote Tsum Valley is one of the hidden gems of Nepal.  Tsum Valley is known as the Beyul Kyimolung, the holy hidden valley of happiness, first described by Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) in the eighth century.  Milarepa meditated in the caves of Piren Phu and there are centuries old nunneries.

The Tibetan Buddhist culture is still very prevalent in Tsum and the scenery is just stunning, with beautiful forests and countryside, with Ganesh Himal towering above the valley. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’, which means vivid and after visiting Tsum, you can only agree.

Many people combine the Tsum Valley with the Manaslu Circuit, starting in Arughat Bazaar and ending in Besisahar, which is also the starting point for the Annapurna circuit. You can already catch a jeep further north from Dharapani onwards. Others proceed back to Arugath the same way, a circuit is not possible.

You start low, walking through green countryside, and passing small Hindu villages. You enter the Tsum Valley going right from the  main trail and you soon enter a beautiful forest with pines and rhododendrons. Heading eastwards, the valley opens up to reveal a beautiful countryside and small Tibetan-style villages.

    • Day 1 : Kathmandu-Arugath (550 m) 7 hrs bus/jeep ; 1 ½ more by jeep to Soti Khola (597 m)
    • Day 2 : Soti Khola (597 m)- Machhakhola (825 m) 6 hrs
    • Day 3 : Machhakhola (825 m)- Jagat (1330 m) 7-8 hrs
    • Day 4 : Jagat (1330 m)- Lokpa (2240 m) 6 hrs
    • Day 5 : Lokpa (2240 m)-Chhokang Paro (3030 m) 6 hrs
    • Day 6 : Chhokang Paro (3030 m)-Chhule (3350 m) 6 hrs
    • Day 7 : Chhule (3350 m)-Mu Gompa (3700 m) 3 hrs
    • Day 8 : Mu Gompa (3700 m)-Chumling (2385 m) 8 hrs
    • Day 9 : Chumling (2385 m)-Philim (1570 m) 5-6 hrs
    • Day 10 : Philim (1570 m)-Khorlabesi (970 m) 7 hrs
    • Day 11 : Khorlabesi (970 m)-Soti Khola (700m) 7 hrs
    • Day 12 : Soti Khola-Kathmandu by jeep/bus
  • Trail :Side Trails & Circuits

    Days: 12 days

    Max Altitude : 3700

    Difficulty : moderate

    Season : Autumn till Spring (in winter, check with travel agency if homestays are open)

    Start : Arugath/Soti Khola

    Finish :  Arugath/Soti Khola

    Type : tent trekking

    Permits Needed :Trekking Permit and MCAP

     

     

     

     

Starting From :

per 2 - 6 persons $ 1600

6 - 10 persons $ 1500

 

 

 

Note: Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu flight may be delayed by few hours or even cancelled due to bad weather condition. You should be prepared for such flight delays or cancellations. We will do our best to avoid such conditions. In case of flight cancellation, we will try to get you on the flight for the next day. Getting early flight for the next day may be not possible during the high season. We can arrange flight by helicopter as well with extra cost. If we have a group of 4- 5 people, we can charter helicopter for you to fly from Kathmandu - Lukla or vice versa. It will be advisable to have extra days in Kathmandu before and after the trekking. Trek Himalayan Adventure can arrange you cultural / adventure tours ( such as sightseeing tours, rafting, jungle safari, ) with extra cost if the extra days are not used for the flight conditions to Lukla and back. If the flight is delayed and cancelled for several days which could disturb your onward journey, you are free to choose trekking in Annapurna, Langtang and other regions.Great Himalayan Guide will arrange the alternative trek for you as soon as possible.