Tsum Valley Trekking

Tsum Valley was a restricted area until it was opened for trekking in 2008 and there is a little information available on the area. The Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha, Nepal. Literally “Tsum” means vivid. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal and Sringi Himal, and Boudha ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin and speak unique dialect. Trails are strewn with artistic chortens and lined with mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with drawings of deities and inscribed with prayers. The famous Kyimu Lung, a pilgrimage circuit in the central Trans-Himalaya, is well known for its center of learning and meditation. This circuit traverses the Tsum Valley the Manaslu area in Nepal, and southern parts of Tibet.

The valley is uniquely rich in wildlife, especially the Himalayan Thar and Blue Sheep which congregates in herds of 50 to 200. Hunting, fishing is not permitted in the Tsum Valley. The valley also boasts some unique and historic monasteries, including Rachen Gumba and Mu Gumba, which lie on a pretty plateau nestled in the lap of the valley, and Gumba Lungdang, situated at the base of a conical hill against the main slope of Ganesh Himal.

Quick Information

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport and Transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Tsum Valley Restricted area trekking permit preparation and briefing.

Day 03: Kathmandu To Arughat (600m, 7-8 Hours driving).

Day 04: Arughat Trek To Labubensi (880m).

Day 05: Labubensi Trek To Dovan (1070m).

Day 06: Dovan Trek To Philim (1590m).

Day 07: Philim Trek To Chumling(2130).

Day 08: Chumling Trek To Chhekampar (3030m).

Day 09: Chhekamparo Trek To Chele (3360m).

Day 10: Chele Trek To MU Gompa (3910m).

Day 11: Mu Gompa Trek To Chhekamparo (3030m).

Day 12: Chhekamparo Trek To Tumje-Gompa Lungden (3520m).

Day 13: Day Hike to Ganesh Himal Base Camp.

Day 14: Gompa Lungde Trek To Lokpa (2240m).

Day 15: Lokpa Trek To Dovan (1070m).

Day 16: Dovan Trek To Khursani bari( 730m).

Day 17: Khursanibari Trek To  Arughat bazaar (550m).

Day 18: Arughat Drive To Kathmandu.

Day 19: Free Day in Kathmandu, shopping and farewell dinner.

Day 20: Transfer to Airport On time for Departure.

  • Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu to your Hotel by private Car/Van/Bus.
  • 3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu-Arughat and Arughat-Kathmandu by Bus.
  • All the meal during trekking with Tea/ coffee with Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • A local government license holder Trekking Guide and required number of porters, their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine.
  • Tsum valley restricted permit.
  • Manaslu Conservation area (MCAP) permit fee.
  • First Aids Kit.
  • All the government taxes and Official expense.
  • Local seasonal fresh fruit like orange, banana, apple, grape etc.
  • Farewell dinner at Nepali Authentic Restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • International airfare and visa fee (15 Days US$25 and 30 Days US$40).
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All the drinks such as: coke, beer, mineral water.
  • Your trekking gears.
  • Your travel insurance which should include the emergency rescue.
  • Tips for the staffs.

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