Explore Tsum Valley

Explore Tsum Valley

Want to step back in time, full of isolated natural blessings and small villages in remote terrain? Then Tsum Valley Trek is perfect for you, so you don’t have to look for it anymore.The Tsum valley, previously closed to visitors, was finally opened to the public in 2008. As a result, it is still very much intact, and traveling through it is like embarking on an adventure in a remote ancient region free of modernbonds.

There is no better term to describe this valley than “Tsum,” derived from the Tibetan word “Tsombo,” which means vibrant.The majority of the locals are descended from Tibetans, and Tibetan culture has had a significant influence on their way of life.Throughout the trek, you will visit various Gompas, Mani Walls, monasteries, and chortens.Panoramic views of Churke Himal, Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal, and Shringi will stay with you throughout the trek.

The entire trip to and from Kathmandu takes 17 days.Your first day of arrival is marked by a visit to Bhaktapur, an ancient city near Kathmandu, and Boudhanath, one of the sacred pilgrimage sites of Buddhism.The next day you drive to Barpak, and your trek officially starts on the third day with per day hike of 6-8 hours. Now you will trek to Laprak, hiking up and down the Himalayan terrain. You will reach the Nile on the 8th day viaKhorlabensi, Jagat, Lokpa, Chumling and Chhekamparo.

The Nile means the sun side, and opposite Syahar Khola is another village called Chhule, which implies the waterside.Today we pass through many beautiful villages, including Lamagaon, Phurbe, etc. You can visit the Milarepa CaveinLamagaon. You will then pass through Mugumba, Rachen Monastery, and Gumba Lungdang for the next three days and on the 12th day is a break from trekking for you to walk around Ganesh Himal Basecamp (4,200 m).In the next few days, you will trek from Gumba Lungdang to Lokpa, Rimchet, Machha Khola, and Soti Khola and then drive back to Kathmandu in a jeep on the 17th day.

TRIP HIGHLIGHT

  • Explore the old valley and experience its wonders untouched by a crowd of tourists.
  • Explore the region's rare species while trekking across high suspension bridges alongside thundering waterfalls and through deep pine, fir, and oak forests.
  • Enjoy magnificent views of Churke Himal (5,282 m), Manaslu (8,163 m), Himal Chuli (7,893 m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), and Shringi (7161 m).
  • Post Buddhist archaeological sites and monasteries. Each has a fascinating story, such as a famous Buddhist Stupa near Nile Village.

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TRIP ITINERARY

On your arrival at the TIA, you will be greeted and guided to the designated hotel by one of our Precious Adventures representatives. He will manage check-in and provide you the keys for the room. In the evening you will be able to casually stroll through the city, and visiting Boudha or Bhaktapur depending on the time available to us. Later you will be visiting one of the finest restaurants for complementary welcome dinner.
The very next day we drive from Kathmandu to Barpak which takes up to 5-6 hours approximately. Barpak is a village in the northern region of gorkha district. The village is home to the mighty Gorkhas and people with different ethnic backgrounds. Picturesque view of the beautifully standing mountains is really serene.
After having breakfast we begin our trek from Barpak to Laprak. Today we walk throught Rhodondron forest. The trail to Rubinala pass also and Laprak separates in Basukhang and we walk to Laprak. It is a beautiful Gurung village. We can oberve the culture, lifestyle and tradition of Gurung People.
After spending the night in Laprak we continue our trek to the northeastern side of the vilage. It takes about 6-7 hours to reach Kholabesi. Kholabesi is a small settlement along the banks of Buri Gandaki River. Buri-Gandaki River feeds from the glacier of Manaslu range of peaks.
From Kholabesi we continue trekking alongside the Buri Gandaki river, travelling towards the north it takes approximately 6-7 hours to reach Jagat. Exploring the beautiful landscapes, waterfalls and hills while crossing few suspension bridges are sure to provide aesthetic pleasure the eyes and soul.
Note : The itinerary we have made is based on our previous experiences and clients' reviews. This itinerary can be customized according to your interest, schedule and budget.

Food and Accommodation

As you hike in the higher elevation, the accommodation will be simpler. Two single beds are available in the most shared rooms.

Toilet paper may not be available, and the toilets will be of the squat type. Therefore, taking a roll with you might be a good idea.

You can eat as much of a standard Nepalese Dal Bhat, which is made of rice, lentils, and veggies, as you like.

However, the tea house menu is available for hikers to pick from. Omelets, bread, boiled eggs, noodle soup, and vegetarian curry are some examples of typical dishes. Purely vegetarian or vegan food is available on the hike.

Best Season for the trek

The Tsum Valley also adheres to the common consensus that autumn (September to November) is the ideal time for trekking in Nepal.

The monsoon sweeping the countryside clean gives your trail a fresh feel. The best conditions for hiking are present when the temperature is comfortable.After the winter, the flowers bloomagain in spring (March to May), and rhododendrons paint the entire slope red under the clear blue sky. As in autumn, the weather is perfect for hiking.

Trip Category

The Tsum Valley Hike is classified as a moderate to challenging trek. During the hike, you will typically gain 500 m each day. It can be challenging to reach a certain height in only a few days if you have never been on a high-altitude trip.

Health and Safety along the trail

There are essential medical services at several health posts. It is possible to plan a return to Kathmandu in an emergency. Remember that prescriptions you require may not be available, so make sure you have enough on hand. In case of a health emergency, rescue operations can be carried out.Water is plentiful along the walk for personal hygiene. The toilet may be basic, but it is clean. Hot showers are available for a small fee.

Cost Includes

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