Tsum Valley Trek-19 Days
Friendly horse race part of Tsum festival
Camping at Rachen Nunnery, Upper Tsum
Maniwalls in snow, Chhokangparo, Upper Tsum
Spectacular view of Tsum valley
On the way to Gumba Lungdang and Ganesh Himal Base Camp, Lower Tsum
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Discover the secret Tibetan Buddhist land lying at the edge of one of the most secluded Himalayan valleys. Tsum Valley is one of world's remotest Himalayan Valleys which was also a restricted region until recently. The trek to Tsum Valley takes you into the majestic surroundings of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges. The region once being part of Tibet looks completely different from what you will find elsewhere. The people of Tsum Valley or the Tsumbas belong to Tibetan origin with their own ancient form of dialect, art, culture and religion. Very few adventure travelers have made it to this high and mysterious valley, which used to be an important trade link with Tibet. In the initial days, we trek the route of Around Manaslu Trek or the Manaslu Circuit Trek. The Tsum Valley lies on the northern part of Manaslu and used to be a restricted area until 2008. The region is still less exposed in comparison to other touristy areas, with relatively virgin and less beaten paths in comparison to the more popular regions. The Tsum people have their own way of family life, which may be quite surprising for many outsiders. All the brothers in the family are married to a single girl, what you may call a practice of polyandry.
The trek start and end point is Arughat, a seven hours drive from Kathmandu. The first half of the trek ascends the Budhi Gandaki Valley on good paths through a mix of dense forest, terraced fields and hill villages. As we leave the main Manaslu Trail for the Tsum valley, suddenly we get a feeling of entering truly into the hidden valley. While on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people. Pass the lower Buri Gandaki regions of Liding, Machhakhola, Jagat and Philim. We also visit the ancient Gombas of the region such as: Rachen Gompa,Mu Gompa, Dephyudonma Gompa.
Day to Day Itinerary
Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel (1,300m/4,264ft)
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport (TIA) you will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative ...read more »»
Himalayan Glacier Trekking has a philosophy with trip inclusions as much as possible is included so HGT customers know the total cost of the adventure trip up front.
- Deluxe Shanker Hotel or similar category hotel at Kathmandu
- All ground transportation by private vehicles
- All accommodations in tents and suitable Guest Houses during the treks
- Down jacket, 4 seasonal sleeping bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
- Welcome & farewell dinner
- All porterages costs
- All cost for a Himalayan Glacier leader (First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking) and sherpa assistant. Trek leader helps each individuals while on trek
- All necessary paper works and permits
- Travel & Rescue arrangements
- Exclusive Medical Kit Bag
- All government and local taxes if necessary
- Himalayan Glacier Kit Bag
What's Not Included
- Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)/ International airfare to & from home city/
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu.
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
- Tips for guides and porters.
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extend
Health & Experience Required
Walking in this high land of Tsum Valley region usually require maximum 6-8 hours of walking everyday. We suggest you to be prepared max 14 Km of walking or jugging exercise ...read more »»
Accommodations are included in the trip cost and HG Trekking has chosen. During this trekking to Tsum Valley you will spend three nights at 4 -star in Kathmandu (Shanker hotel) or similar category hotel, and other time in comfortable two men camping tent, foam mattress, 4 season sleeping bag will be provided. In some places accommodation can be provided by lodges and guest-houses also, if their hygienic conditions are good enough. We maintain standard comfort in every matter based on the enforceable conditions such as weather calamities. All hotel accommodations & tent is based on twin share, and will provide you single supplement if there is different sex; at no extra charge. On request single supplement will be charge US$275.
Toilet Facilities - On trek, toilet facilities are available near by your tent is an optimum distance in a toilet tent. After use of such facilities, wastes will be cover with necessary natural preservation.
All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking in mountains. Three meals a day will be provided from the teahouse/lodge menus but the meals ...read more »»
Our Trekking to Tsum Valley is planned with high degree awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to kill. The higher ...read more »»
Leader(s) & Staff Arrangements
Himalayan Glacier only employs and train Nepalese leaders and local staff. By employing and training local people they put something back into their communities. HGT currently train all their Guides in the following courses and your Tsum Valley Trek leader ...read more »»
Equipments & Packing List
While packing for “Tsum Valley Trek”
certain gears are essential to be considered.
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The best months are September, October & November during the Autumn season and after mid March, April & May during the spring season are consider as the best seasons for doing this trek. Regarding monsoon season at summer time we do not suggest to try this route from June till August. But at autumn months weather is perfect: there is no rain, and it is warm enough.
Trip Start Dates & Price
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