The hidden land where Guru Rinpoche and Milarepa visited for meditation in several caves,
Spectacular and culturally fascinating,
Tibetan culture and hospitality,
Many Buddhist Mani walls,
Buddhist monasteries and Nunnery,
Beautiful villages with traditional houses.
Tsum Valley Trek, the shocking covered trek for the social experience, finds the secret Tibetan Buddhist lying at the edge of a champion among the most isolated Himalayan valleys. The Tsum Valley area is still less exhibited interestingly with other touristy locales and henceforth respectably virgin. This covered trek carries you into the magnificent surroundings of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges.
The region once being a bit of Tibet seems, by all accounts, to be absolutely extraordinary from what you discover elsewhere. While on the trek, you moreover experience the high woodlands, cold streams, and welcome the warm neighborliness of ethnic people. For the most part invaluable, it will be a trek for researching tremendous social places of interest of the less revealed district.Other than renowned trekking objectives, nature has given Nepal hugely magnificent zones that have still to be explored.
The concealed or less explored regions in Nepal are also standardly incredible in surpassing desires unique travel contribution. Examining those districts by following the off-the-for the most part acknowledged approaches, a voyager in the Himalayas gets an astounding background trekking learning.
Spring and autumn are the best seasons for Tsum valley trek. It requires a special permit for trekking is a remote area. The journey of Tsum valley starts and end Arughat bazar, Gorkha. This trip can be combined with the Manasalu circuit trekking. Tsum valley is the hidden gem for the adventurer in Nepal.
Day01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu
Day01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu When you will land in Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, check your hand bag, go to immigration office, make visa for your trip and get your suitcase, where outside our represented member shows you the board of our Company and your Name, transfer to the hotel. Our director meets you in the hotel and discusses about your whole trip. In the evening you will participate to experience typical Nepali food with cultural dance show.
Day02: Kathmandu Cultural Tour & Permit Arrangement
Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal and has been a popular destination for tourists ever since Nepal opened its doors to visitors. The city presents a wonderful mix of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur, its two major neighboring cities bear immense historical, cultural and religious significance. There will be a full day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine of Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal Bouddhanath, Old Kathmanu city as well as Swyambhunath.
Day03: Kathmandu to Arughat to Soti Khola (720m, 7hrs drive)
On our first day on the trail we head north, following the Buri Gandaki. In the low country, rice paddies and picturesque hamlets surround us. After climbing briefly to Kyoropani, we descend once again to the river and at the confluence with the tributary of Sundi Khola. It is a nice first day not too long, and perhaps we have time for a refreshing swim sometime during the day for it is hot in the low country.
Day04: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m, 7hrs walk)
The country changes, the broad valley narrows and at times the trail is cut into the steep valley side which is densely forested. We pass a number of small villages tucked into the hillside, until we reach a widening of the valley, opposite the point where a large tributary stream enters the Budi Gandaki. The terraced farmland here belongs to the village of Lapabesi. We descend once again to the wide, sandy riverbed and follow a path, which runs below the steep, craggy valley side. At length, we have to climb up once again on a trail to Machha Khola, which has a number of teashops.
Day 05: MachhaKhola to Dobhan (1070m 6-7 hrs walk)
The trail from MachaKhola to Dobhan involves some steep ascents and descents. We climb a well – crafted staircase over a ridge to Doban. Doban lies at the confluence of the ShiarKhola, which flows from the east, and the Sarpukhola, which flows from the west.
Day 06: Dobhan to Philim (1570m 6 hrs walk)
The route climbs ona rugged rocky trail. We climb up and down ravines and notched trees. We get good views of Sringrihimal as we continue up to the village of Philim at 1550m.This is a large Gurung village with fields of corn and millet. There are several good campsites and we set up camp surrounded by alder, blue pine and poplar trees.
Day 07: Philim to Chumling (2386m 7 hrs walk)
We take the trail up through Philim and head up over a ridge that leads to Ganesh Himal Base camp and Chumling( Lower Tsum). We camp for the night at Chumling. There are several good campsites at Chumling
Day 08: Chumling to Chhokangparo (3031m 6 hrs walk)
From Chumling we trek to Chhokangparo. Upper Tsum valley (part of the Inner Himalaya) open from Chhokangparo.Chhekamparo is a village situated on flat land and made up of two settlements Chhekam and Paro. From the valley, the Ganesh Himal range can be seen directly to the south where it provides spectacular views of the Baudha and Himalchuli peaks to the south-west. Some households in this village practice polyandry.
Day 09: Chhokangparo to Nile/Chhule, visit MilarepaPirenPhu Cave on the way (3361m 7 hrs walk)
From Chhokangparo we trek to Nile/ Chulle. This is the last village heading north in the upper Tsum Valley. Nile is on the western, sun-side of the ShiarKhola, about 20 minutes walk across from Chhule.On the way we pass the PirenPhu cave. PirenPhu (pigeon cave) is one of the most sacred caves in the Tsum valley. It is located at the foot of a rugged cliff near the village of Burji. Milarepa, the famous Tibetan saint, was believed to have meditated here. There are two separate gumbas attached to the rocky cave. Richly painted Buddhist murals, excellent artistic scripts carved on stones, long prayer flags and significant Buddhists paper scripts make this cave one of the most important socio-cultural asset in the valley.Beautiful views can be had of the ShiarKhola, RachenGumba, the mountains and settlements amidst vast agricultural land.
Day 10: Nile/Chhule to Mu Gompa (3700 m), walk around
From Nile the trail gradually ascends to Mu gumba, the largest monastery in the region. Mu Gumba is located at the highest and farthest point in the Tsum valley. Mu Gumba was established in 1895 AD and is situated at an altitude of 3510m.The monastery houses religious books, including Kangyur, a life sized statue of Avalokiteshwara, and images of Guru Padmasambhava and Tara. DephyudonmaGumba is one of the oldest monasteries in the Tsum Valley and is situated in the rugged mountains, a 2 hr walk from the village of Chhule and Nile. The history of this monastery is directly associated with the dawn of Buddhism in the valley. The monastery is run by Lama Serap of Nile Ladrang from the Kangin sect. There are a few campsites and drinking water facilities.
Day 11: Extra day for excursion.
We take a hike up Mu Gumba and reach the base of PikaHimal (4865m).We are quite close to Tibet and get a good view of the Tibetan peaks as well as the Ganesh Himal range. After the day's excursion we return to our camp at Mu gumba.
Day 12: Mu Gompa to RachenGomp (3240m 5 hrs walk)
From Mu Gumba we take the trail to RachenGumba, a nunnery. The nunnery is situated in the ShiarKhola Valley in the foothills of the mountains bordering Nepal and Tibet. RachenGumba was established in the year 1905 AD and is one of the largest nunneries in the Tsum valley. It houses nuns belonging to the Ngak-pa sect, which does not allow animal slaughter. The nunnery houses one thousand clay, moulded statues of Avalokiteshwara, a brightly colored, carved throne and pillar, and a large prayer wheel. The interior is richly painted with murals about Buddhism and its history.
Day 13: RachenGompa to Dumje (2460m 6 hrs walk)
From RachenGompa we proceed towards Dumje, a small village with about eight houses and adjoining cattle shed.
Day 14: Dumje to Philim (1570m 7 hrs drive)
From Dumje we trek to Philim and cross Ripchet. On the way we pass one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Lower Tsum Valley, Samba Tingding Chhupyang.
Day 15: Philim to Tatopani (990m 6 hrs walk)
From Phillim we trek to Tatopani. There is a hot spring at Tatopani. You can relieve your tired muscles by soaking yourself in the hot spring.
Day 16: Tatopani to SotiKhola (700m, 6 hrs walk)
From Tatopani we trek to SotiKhola. We pass through terraced fields and tropical waterfalls and finally set up camp at the village.
Day17: Soti khola to Kathmandu (1300m 8 hrs drive)
Early morning, drive from Soti Khola to Kathmandu by private Jeep.
Day18: Shopping day/Free day
Today you are free for rest and shopping
Day19: Departure to respective destination
Our represented member from Marvel Treks and Expedition helps you for your departure to respective destination at Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu Nepal.
.Pick up from the airport and drop off at the hotel and vice - versa by a private vehicle.
.Guided city tour in Kathmandu and Pokhara in a private tourist vehicle.
.Couple sharing rooms in a Two - Star hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu Pokhara
.Full-board meals only during the trek - breakfast, lunch, and dinner
.Tented accommodation and equipment during the trek. (Marvel provides fully waterproof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gear, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent etc.)
.Drinking water during the trek
.Country presentation and tour Briefing on the evening of Day 1 with welcome drinks.
.Licensed English/Japanese -speaking Nepali tour guides. and trekking guide.
.The required the number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage and camping equipment during the trek.
.All the domestic flight if necessary.
.Monument and museums entrance fees
.All trekking, route and monument access permits and fees.
.All government taxes, official expenses, and tourist service charges.
.Travel insurance, which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
.International airfare and airport departure tax.
.Lunch and dinner in Pokhara and Kathmandu.
.Extra meal as per request.
.Tips for trek guides, tour guides, and porters.
.Any other expense, which is not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section.