Trip Highlights of Tsum Valley Trek:
- Explore unique culture and tradition of Tibet origin people.
- Visit ancient monasteries.
- Dig into the pristine ecosystem.
- Amazing view of Mt Manaslu, Ganesh, Himchuli and others.
- Wilderness hike to the vivid valley.
- Explore ancient form of Buddhist dialect, art, culture and religio
With great pleasure, Nepal Adventure pilgrimage offers you the Tsum ValleyTrek, which is opened recently to foreigners in 2007. The most significant attribute of this trek is the high altitude, the Tibetan culture where locals still follow polyandry system and Bon religion. The Tsum Valley is enclosed by theGanesh Himal to the south, Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, and Sringi Himal to the North. It is believed that great Buddhist Guru Milarepa had once meditated in the mountain caves of this valley, so it is also known to be one of the eight sacred valleys (called Beyuls) in the inner Himalayas and a home to a pilgrimage. Tsum is derived from the Tibetan word “Tsombo”, meaning vivid. As the name implies, its natural scenic views and richness in Tibetan culture, art and religion makes it a remarkable and vivid haven.
Only a few numbers of travelers have made it into this astounding valley, which used to be an important trade link with Tibet. As it is a remote destination, this divine valley has been untouched by mainstream peoples for generations which have resulted in the unique culture of this valley to be intact. The region once being part of Tibet looks totally different from what you will find elsewhere. The general population of Tsum Valley or the Tsumbas belongs to Tibetan origin with their own antiquated type of lingo, society, art and religion. On the way of this trip, you can have the traditional Tibetan tea (butter tea) and local meal. The Buddhist monks accompany the groups of trekkers.
The Tsum Valley has a long history of Buddhism and its path is covered with artistic Chortens and lined with Mani walls made of large number of stone slabs carved with deities and prayers. It consists of less steep climbing and more hiking. Although the overall Tsum Valley Trek is adventurous, it is not so difficult to pass and one can have the views of glorious mountain ranges. Walking beside Budi Gandaki River, the path follows beautiful forest, hilly villages and terraced fields. Additionally, you can experience glacial rivers, alpine forests and hospitable peoples on this trek. As you hike, you will pass these beautiful neighborhoods namely Jagat, Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa, Philim and some other beautiful places where you can enjoy its serenity. TheTsum Valley Trek is suitable for all kinds of trekkers. You can trek around March to May and August to November as it is considered the best season of the year for this trek.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu with guide. O/N at Hotel.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570m.) 7-8 hours. O/N at Lodge.
Day 04: Trek from Arughat Bazaar passing through Soti Khola (730m.) to Khursani Bari (800m) 5 hours. O/N at Lodge.
Day 05: Trek from Khursanibari via Machha Khola to Khorlabeshi (930m.) 6 hours. O/N at Lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Khorlabeshi to Jagat (1440m.) 6 hours.O/N at Lodge.
Day 07: Trek from Jagat to Lokpa/Lukuwa (2240m.)O/N at Lodge.
Day 08: Trek from Lokpa to Chumling (2600m.)O/N at Lodge.
Day 09: Trek from Lokpa to Chhokangparo (3010m.) to Rachen gompa (3300m) 6-7 hours.O/N at Lodge.
Day 10: Trek from Rachen gompa thru Nile (3361m.) to Mu Gompa (3700m) 6 hours.O/N at Lodge.
Day 11: Rest day in Mu Gompa.O/N at Lodge.
Day 12: Trek from Mu Gumpa (3347m) via lamagaun the otherside of Rachen gumba to Rainjam (2600m.) 6-7 hours.O/N at Lodge.
Day 13: Trek from Dumje to Gomba Lundang 3800M.O/N at Lodge.
Day 14: Trek from Gomba Lundang to Ripchet to Lokpa takes about 7 hours.O/N at Lodge.
Day 15: Lokpa to Bihi ( 1990M) about 6 hours walking.O/N at Lodge.
Day 16: Trek from Bihi to Namrung (2900m) 5 hours.O/N at Lodge.
Day 17 Trek from Namrung to Lho Gaon (3100m.) 3-4 hours.O/N at Lodge.
Day 18: Trek from Lho Gaon to Sama Gaon (3390m.) 3-4 hours. O/N at Hotel.
Day 19: Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo (3690m) 3-4 hours. O/N at Hotel.
Day 20: Rest in Samdo. O/N at Hotel.
Day 21: Trek from Samdo to Larkya La Phedi –Dharamsala (4460m.)O/N at Hotel.
Day 22: Trek from Larkya La Phedi –Dharamsala to Larkya La (Pass) (5135m.) to Bimthang (3590 m.) about 8-9 hours. O/N at Hotel.
Day 23: Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1960m.) takes about 6 hours. O/N at Hotel.
Day 24: Trek from Dharapani to Jagat (1800m) takes about six hours. O/N at Hotel.
Day 25: Trek from Jagat to Bulbule via Nagdi (850m.) takes about 6 hours. O/N at Hotel.
Day 26: Back to Kathmandu via bus or Private Vehicle. O/N at Hotel.
Day 27: Farewell friend
Physical Conditions and Experience Requirements
27 days ofTsum Valley Trek is considered as moderate. If you jog or perform morning walks regularly then it would not be any problem for you to walk on the trail. However, it is highly recommended that you should start doing mild exercises one month prior to your trekking date. This would help in creating best Himalayan walking holiday experience. Having said that, it should be noted Technical Skill are not needed. The major hurdle is an altitude. Therefore, person having past medical history of lung, heart and blood diseases are extremely advised to consult your doctor before embarking on this journey.
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