Reg. No.:180100/074/075

Snow Dragons Nepal Treks Pvt. Ltd.
Himalayan Explorers
  • Snow Dragons Nepal Treks Pvt. Ltd.
  • Snow Dragons Nepal Treks Pvt. Ltd.

Tsum Valley Trek

Fact of the Trip:

Destination: Mo Gumba

Difficulty: Difficult.

Walking duration: Between 5 to 7 hours, plus rests.

Style: Tea House Trek - incl. breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Support: Guide and porters.

Transportation: Local bus or own jeep (more expensive)

Duration: 15 days

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Tsum Valley Trek

A bit like visiting Tibet, without leaving Nepal. The Tsum Valley is one of the lest trodden jewels Nepal has to offer, without needing tents. Our program takes you through a wild mountain landscape, past Tibetan refugee settlements, where we visit active Gompas (monasteries) and experience the rhythm of Himalayan rural life – ending almost on the border of Tibet.

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1360m). Airport transfer to your hotel, trek preparation meeting with your guide, and a typical Nepali welcome dinner.

Day 02: Breakfast, followed by half a day sightseeing. Afternoon, trek preparation, shopping etc.

Day 03: (1).  Very early morning drive, 7 to 8 hours, to Arughat (600m) and then a further hours’ drive to Soti Khola (700m). Grateful to arrive at our ‘hotel’, after an exhausting drive.

Day 04: (2). We are in the lowlands, so you can expect the day to be hot and humid, as we follow the river bank, to reach Khorla Besi (825m).

Day 05: (3). We continue along the side of the Budhi Gandaki River for about 7 to 8 hours to reach the large village of Jagat (1330m). This is the entrance to the Manaslu Conservation National Park, and last chance to buy anything we may have forgotten.

Day 06: (4). Today we use 5 to 6 hours to reach Lokpa (2240m). Here the trail splits, one trail goes around Manaslu, but tomorrow we chose to take the right hand path and enter The Tsum Valley.

Day 07: (5). Our destination today, with views of Ganesh Himal as we progress, is Chhekampar (3030m). Here we can visit the monastery, dedicated to Mila Repa, an important spiritual deity of the Buddhist people.

Day 08: (6). We really enter Tibetan Buddhist country now, with many chhortens and mani walls, and with prayer flags flapping in the wind. We spend the night in Nile (3360m), where there is also a Gompa.

Day 09: (7). Early morning we start our ascent to Mu Gompa (3700m). From here we are treated to excellent views from the old monastery. Then we descend and back track to Lamagoon (3305m).

Day 10: (8). We now return along the same path, but things look different, and you get an extra opportunity to take that photo you missed on the way up. Reach Chumling (2385m).

Day 11: (9). Still descending we reach the village of Philim (1570m).

Day 12: (10). Khorla Besi (970m) is our destination today.

Day 13: (11). Today we trek for 6-7 hours to Soti Khola (700m), and treks end.

Day 14: (12). We now take that horrific, some like it, drive back to Kathmandu and a well-deserved hot shower and cold beer.

Day 15: Sightseeing, shopping or you decide to depart.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up/transfer to hotel.
  • Tourist class hotel, twin sharing. Buffet breakfast.
  • Welcome dinner and trek planning meeting.
  • Sightseeing - half day, with own transport and guide.
  • Local bus or own jeep transport to start of trek and local bus back.
  • TIM’s (trekking) permit, National Park entry and Restricted area permit.
  • Qualified guide, staff, with suitable equipment - all insured.
  • Simple lodge accommodation. Three meals a day, with tea/coffee, while trekking. Twin sharing.
  • Group medical kit.
  • Farewell dinner with guide and staff.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepali entry visa, personal travel insurance, to include trekking and helicopter evacuation.
  • Single room supplement, in Hotel or under trek.
  • Bar bills and laundry. Drinks/personal snacks on route.
  • Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu. This allows you to make your own choices, at your own tempo.
  • Tips to hotel staff, tourist guide, trek guide/staff.

Region: Tsum Valley

Destination: Mo Gumba

Duration: 12 days trekking.

Difficulty: Difficult.

Walking duration: Between 5 to 7 hours, plus rests.

Style: Tea House Trek - incl. breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Support: Guide and porters.

Transportation: Local bus or own jeep (more expensive)

Activities: Historical, culture, nature and trekking.

Max Elevation: 3700m

Equipment: Standard trekking equipment. A personal equipment list will be sent, with confirmation of booking.

Cost: By request, dependent on number in party and total number of days.

Deposit: Confirmation of trek will be sent on receipt of 30% deposit.

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