Tsum valley trek is a peaceful Himalayan valley that is incredibly rich with very old culture, art, and religion. The people are in Tsum valley typically Tibetan and speak their own dialect. The elevation of the Tsum Valley trek is different from (1,905 m) in Lhokpa to above (5,093 m) at “Ngala Dhojhyang pass” on the border of Tibet. Tsum Valley people still live polyandrous system and they have their own culture, custom, and language. They celebrate special festivals like Lhosar, Dhacyhang, and Saka Dawa. Lots of people of this valley said that they have seen or found the symbols of Mehta, usually referred to as the ‘Yeti’ or Snowman’. Tsum valley is a totally Buddhist area you can see everywhere many Chhortens and Mani walls made by thousands of stone pieces carved with drawings details of Buddhist deities by Buddhist prayers.
Tsum valley is a new trekking trail to be found in the Manaslu region. Tsum valley trek starts from Arughat Bazar and is located north of the capital of Kathmandu. This trek starts from Arughat Bazaar, which is easily accessible from Kathmandu. From Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar it takes 7-8 hrs to drive by Local Bus. After Arughat Bazaar we flow the Budhi Gandaki River till to Ekle Bhatti New Bridge then we turned right valley. The valley is a holy Himalayan pilgrimage valley Ganesh Himal base camp its call also the hidden valley. Tsum is the Tibetan word it means dramatically bright. Especially Tsum valley was a formally separate geographical area named “Tsum Tso Checksums” which means 13 provinces on its own region as a ruled. Alongside the magnificent background of the Sringi Himal, Buddha Himal, and Ganesh Himalayan range.
The circuit goes over across the Tsum Valley and Manaslu area in Nepal and the southern division of Tibet. The Buddhist saint Milarepa is believed to have meditated in the caves of these mountains around Lama Gaun. Exactly to its inaccessibility and coolness if you visit Piren Phu Cave in Lama Gaun you will see the footprint of Milarepa’s, this sacred valley and its people have been going around by typical development for centuries. As an answer, the unique culture of this valley has also remained fairly in one piece. Manaslu Tsum valley trek gives you a great opportunity to study the life of mountain people in Nepal.
- Airport picks up and drops by private Car or Van.
- 3 nights' Accommodation, Standers touristic Hotel with BB plan.
- According per itinerary, Transportation by Local bus or Touristic vocals.
- All meals accommodation during the Trek (Lunch, Dinner, breakfast).
- English speaking Guide and Necessary staffs.
- Staffs salary, Insurance, food, and Equipments.
- All necessary equipment for Camping or Tea house Trek.
- Manaslu Special permit and conservation fee all necessary Permits.
- Farwell Dinner in Kathmandu after trekking.
- First Aid kit and Governments & Local Taxes.
- Nepal Visa fee bring correct USD cash and two passport photographs.
- All International Airfare.
- Travel insurance if incase emergency rescue.
- Personal expenses phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trekking due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu,
- Tips for guides and porters.
Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1,350 m) transfer to Hotel BB plan.
Day 02: After breakfast sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley O/N Hotel BB plan.
Day 03: From Kathmandu drive to machha khola 8 /9 hrs O/N Guesthouse.
Day 04: macha khola to jagat 6/7 hor walking O/N guesthouse.
Day 5: Jagat to Lokpa 6-7 hrs walking O/N Guesthouse.
Day 06: Lokpa to Chumling 4-5 hrs walking O/N Guesthouse or Tented.
Day 07:Chumling to Chhokangparo 3-4 hrs walking O/N Guesthouse .
Day 08: Chhokangparo to lama gaun 4-5 hrs walking O/N Guest house.
Day 09: Lama Gaun, to Mu Gompa (3,700 m) 4-5 hrs walking O/N Guesthouse.
Day 10: Extra day for excursion Visit Dhephu Doma Nunnery Monastery.
Day 11:Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa, visits Gonhgye Gompa Nyingma-pa Buddhist sect 5 hrs walking O/N Guesthouse.
Day 12: Rachen Gompa to Dumje 6 hrs walking O/N Guesthouse.
Day 13: Dumje to Philim cross Ripchet 6-7 hrs walking O/N Guesthouse
Day 14: Philim to Machha Khola 6-7 hrs walking O/N Guesthouse.
Day 15: from Machha Khola drive to Kathmandu 8-9 hrs O/N Hotel BB plan.
Day 16 Final Departure transfer to airport trip to end.
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Experience Required: This Trek is suitable for keen walkers who are able to walk for 6 – 7 hours in a day, with a light rucksack. Some of the days are quite long, and the walking feels more strenuous at altitude. Generally, the trail is a good track, but occasionally it will be uneven and rocky.
Food & Accommodation: You will be accommodated in the tea house & during trekking. Tea houses are simple, local-run guesthouses with twin-share or single rooms. Toilets and showers are of varying standards.
Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups, or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast, and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee, and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the variety of food at the lodges.
What about our luggage?
1 Porter will be shared between 2 participants, they take a maximum load of 12kgs per participant.
You may keep things you will not use on the trek at our hotel in Kathmandu.
What will the temperature be like?
Basically, the atmospheric temperature fluctuates between -10 to 25 degrees throughout the day.
When we are trekking, the temperature would be on the high. For trekking, our concerns are focused on sun and wind exposure. To protect yourselves, you can wear long trekking pants or convertibles, in case it gets too warm, and a dry-fit long sleeve top and have the rain shell or outer waterproof layer accessible.
You’ll need your fleece or maybe the down jackets for those who are more afraid of cold when we reach the lodgings or at night to keep warm.
How much money should we bring?
You will need to carry Nepali Rupee if you decide you want to more shower than 3 times or have additional hot water on the trek. At the trekking lodges, you may wish to buy specialty menu items as well, or pick up souvenirs on the trek. Shopping can be done on your last day in the Thamel area.
What about Acute Mountaineering Sickness (AMS)?
AMS occurs to different people differently at different altitudes due to our tolerance level.
Signs of AMS include Dizziness, Nausea, Loss of Appetite, Fatigue or weakness, Shortness of breath, Drowsiness, and Fluctuation.
Peripheral Edema (Swelling of extremities)
Fluctuation in body temperature
Prevention of AMS:
Adequate REST prior to the trip.
Adequate HYDRATION during the trek or activity. (It is alright to keep going to the look, it is good for you)
Adequate SALT AND SUGAR in your bloodstream. (Basically, EAT)
Adequate WARMTH. (Keep yourself warm and try to not lose as much heat as possible to maintain bodily functions)
PROPER BREATHING. (Breathe deep into the diaphragm, breathe slow and steady. Breathe through your nose. Do not pant.)
PROPER EXERTION. (Go at a constant, manageable pace, do not chase after the person in front, and try not to keep stopping and starting)
All in all, sound out when you do not feel well. We are only human.