Tsum Valley trek is culturally rich and extremely beautiful Himalayan scenery can be seen. It is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage and untouched valley situated in northern Gorkha district of Nepal. Tsum valley is famously known as “hidden valley”, with unique characteristics of mystery, myth & majestic beauty… this is a  swashbuckling trek that takes you into the true wild. Tsum valley trek (part of the Inner Himalaya) is hospitable local people which are Tibetan group welcome we with traditional Tibetan Chiya and local meal. The Tsum Valley is extremely rich in cultural assets. The valley is dotted with gompas (Buddhist monasteries), Chortens and mani walls. The longest mani walls (over 250m) are at Dzong and Phurpe. The valley preserves steps of the great Buddhist Yogi Chyuchin Milarepa and story about Guru Padmasambhava Circumbulation. The people here never slaughter animals, even as a sacrifice to the gods. The Tsum Valley is surrounded by the Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Sringi Himal to the North. Tsum valley trek lies in Manaslu region. The attractive views of Himalchuli (7893m.), Manaslu 8163m, Ganesh Himal, Ngadi Chuli , Sringi Himal and other mountains, beautiful varied landscape and different flora and fauna and wonderful. This part is also incomparable beauty and rich blend of Tibetan and Nepalese culture offer a true adventure for visitors to Nepal. Here you will find the mountains and valleys covered with diverse and pristine eco-systems. This trek is suitable for those with limited time but some guests need a long holiday to keep the mind in tune. To grab the trip pleasure and make it  precious, you can join the trip of TOP OF THE WORLD ADVENTURE .

OTHER DETAILS

Destination: Nepal

Activities: Trekking

Trekking duration: 10 Days

Walking hour: 7-8 hours each day

Transportation: local bus/private jeep

Season: September to December and February to June

Food: healthy and nutritious meals provided on the trails with Seasonal fruit

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar – (5,35m) 8-9 hours

Day 3: Arughat Bazaar to Jagat(2095m /4626 ft) 8 hours

Day 4:  Jagat to Lhokpa – (2,240m)  7-8 hours

Day 5:  Lhokpa to Chumling – (2,390m) – 3 hours

Day 6: Chumling to Philim (1590m) 7-8 hours

Day 7: Philim to Lhapubesi    6 hours                                                                                                      Day 8: Lhapubesi  to Arughat Bazaar

Day 9: Drive  to Kathmandu 7-8 hours

Day 10: Final Departure

 

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

If it’s a clear day when you are flying into Kathmandu, then your tour begins right from the skies itself. The sights from the windows of our jet shows us glimmering snow-capped mountain peaks spread out down below us, giving us the first thrills of our just begun vacation, sparking off a whole reaction of unforgettable experiences that stay with us for some time to come. As soon as your plane hits the tarmac of Tribhuwan International Airport, Top of the World Adventures offices representative and driver will be on standby to meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel for the 10 days trek in Nepal to manaslu circuit. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel, and after going to our rooms and refreshing ourselves we will be briefed about our daily activities. The rest of your time is free to move around the neighborhood and get familiar with your surroundings before you go on 10 days adventurous trekking in Nepal with Top of the World Adventure.

 

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar – (5,35m) 8-9 hours

After an early breakfast,  We leave Kathmandu in the morning in Top of the World Adventure’s  private jeep or land cruiser for Arughat. The village of Arughat is in two parts, on opposite sides of the Buri Gandaki. Arughat Bazaar is large, clean and prosperous with hotels and shops selling cloth, food and hardware. Stay Overnight at Arughat bazaar.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

 

Day 3: Trek from Arughat Bazaar to Jagat(2095m /4626 ft) 8 hours 

 Our trek starts from today. After having breakfast, we head for Jagat following the same river and passing some gorges of Budi Gandaki River and some lesser cultivated areas. The trail gradually goes ascending from today. An hour before reaching Jagat, we will have the mesmerizing horizon view of cantilever bridge from Yaru bagar. Today, we will be entering in the restricted areas of Jagat. Stay Overnight at Jagat.                                                                         Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

 

Day 4:  Jagat to Lhokpa – (2,240m)  7-8 hours

After having breakfast we will Hanging on to the same river, we will be heading to Lhokpa which is about 7-8 hours trek. The trail goes through narrow valleys and green vegetation. The trek can be good as you can observe the snowy cones of Mt. Ganesh and Mt. Shringi. Overnight at local tea house with all meals Stay Overnight at Lhokpa.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Day 5: Lhokpa to Chumling – (2,390m) – 3 hours

After having breakfast, till not leaving the same river, we will be walking on the bank of Budi Gandaki River on the same way for Manaslu round trekking. After enjoying lunch on the way, we will hike through a wild lesser known route of Tsum valley. The trail mostly goes through the forest and some Gurung villages. we have to descend down for half an hour up to Lungwa Khola and then climb on a zigzag trail for further two hours north through pines and rhododendrons until we reach Gumlung. After crossing the Siyar Khola, we finally arrive at Chumling. It is the lower Tsum valley. Chumling is located on the south face of the Shingri Himal from where we can see an eye catching view of Shringi Himal. You can also visit the old Chumling Gompa, and the stone streets of the village.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

 

Day 6: Chumling to Philim (1590m) 7-8 hours

Descend through beautiful forest, crossing two new bridges, circle under a huge bluff on the river then climb steeply on deteriorating exposed stairs. After about 30mins start to traverse north through pines and rhododendrons, still climbing and with very steep slopes. The hidden valley of Tsum stretches enticingly ahead. Eventually descend to a deserted bhatti Ghumlong (2130m) on the river. The path straight ahead climbs steeply to Ripchet (2470m; Ripche) in about 1hr; the path to Chumling (2360m) crosses the Siyar Khola on a wooden bridge and up. It is not for those afraid of heights – several locals have fallen to their death from this track while drunk. After about 30mins, below Chumling, take the level track to right (east) for 15mins to arrive at a lodge with 6-8 beds. Make sure you climb up to Chumling and check out the old gompa, the traditional houses, orchards, clinic and beautiful stone streets. This is Buddhist agriculture, with conical pine needle haystacks among the prayer flags. From here on trails are lined with artistic chortens and mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with deities and prayers. Traverse north out of Philim on the obvious track signposted to the Larkya La, through some pretty forest with views up the narrowing valley. After 1hr climbing enter the increasingly misnamed Ekle Bhatti (1600m; ‘lone teashop’) with at least six bhatti, then traverse high above a spectacular gorge, entering a largely uninhabited area of pine trees. Eventually drop to a trail junction going left to Ghap and right to the Tsum Valley, just above Gum Pul (‘bridge’). Climb on a well-graded but exposed track through pines and rhododendrons, looking down on the other trail across the river. If the slopes here have recently had their annual burn there is a real risk of stonefall from the cliffs above, especially if there are goats grazing. Climb on zigzag steps, increasingly exposed, and gain your first glimpses of the narrow lower Tsum Valley, very steep across the Siyar Khola (Shiar Khola) which drains from the very top of the valley. Stay overnight at philim.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

 Day 7: Philim to Lhapubesi    6 hours

After having breakfast,we will start our trail within beautiful nature. Stay overnight at lhapubesi.

Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Day 8: Lhapubesi  to Arughat Bazaar                                                                                 After having breakfast,we will trail back to arughat with  beautiful views of nature and experience of nepali culture. Stay overnight at Arughat.                                                                         Included meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Day 9: Drive to Kathmandu 7-8 Hours

After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu we take a rest at our hotel or stroll in the streets of Thamel, a popular tourist hub for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner hosted by Top of the world adventure to celebrate the successful completion of our 8 days trekking. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals: Breakfast Dinner.

 Day 10: Final departure

Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! Top of the world adventure  representative will drop you off at the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal and Say farewell to Nepal and its amazing people, mountains and nature. Until the next time!

Included meals:Breakfast