Tsum Valley Trek B
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Tsum Valley was a restricted area until it was opened for trekking in 2008 and there is a little information available on the area.
The Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha, Nepal. Literally “Tsum” means vivid.Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal and Sringi Himal, and Boudha ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin and speak unique dialect. Trails are strewn with artistic chortens and lined with mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with drawings of deities and inscribed with prayers. The famous Kyimu Lung, a pilgrimage circuit in the central Trans-Himalaya, is well known for its center of learning and meditation. This circuit traverses the Tsum Valley the Manaslu area in Nepal, and southern parts of Tibet.
The Tsum Valley has long history of Buddhism. The Buddhist saint Milarewa is believed to be meditated in the caves of these mountains. Traditionally, the valley was a culturally distinct geographical called “Tsum Tso Chuksum”, which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. The ancient remains of the Tsum Kingdom are still visible today. Due to its remoteness and inaccessibility, this sacred valley and its people have been bypassed by mainstream development for centuries. As a result, the unique culture of this valley has remained intact.
The valley is drained by the Shear Khola, which originates from the western glacier of Ganesh Himal and east and southern glaciers of Sringi Himal and meets the Budhi Gandaki at Nyak.
The valley is uniquely rich in wildlife, especially the Himalayan Thar and Blue Sheep which congregates in herds of 50 to 200. Hunting, fishing is not permitted in the Tsum Valley. The valley also boasts some unique and historic monasteries, including Rachen Gumba and Mu Gumba, which lie on a pretty plateau nestled in the lap of the valley, and Gumba Lungdang, situated at the base of a conical hill against the main slope of Ganesh Himal.
|Trip Duration: 28 days
Trekking Days: 24 days
Maximum Altitude: 5066m.
Trekking Mode: Lodge/homestay/Camp
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and transport to hotel
Day 02 ½ day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley, rest and preparation day.
Day 03 Drive to Aarughat then to Soti Khola
Day 04 Trek to Machha Khola
Day 05 Trek to Jagat
Day 06 Trek to Lokpa
Day 07 Trek to Chumling
Day 08 Trek to Chhokangparo
Day 09 Trek to Nile
Day 10 Trek to Chho Syong
Day 11 Trek to Dupchet
Day 12 Trek to Chhemdo
Day 13 Trek to Chhekya
Day 14 Trek to Dhaldang
Day 15 Trek to Yamdro Passing by Sangti(5066m.)
Day 16 Trek to Bhajyo
Day 17 Trek to Thongbu
Day 18 Trek to Lungdang
Day 19 Trek to Rachen Gumba
Day 20 Trek to Dhumje
Day 21 Trek to Gumba Lungdang
Day 22 Trek to Ripchet
Day 23 Trek to Ekle Bhatti
Day 24 Trek to Doban
Day 25 Trek to Soti Khola and drive to Arughat
Day 26 Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 27 Rest and final shopping day
Day 28 Final departure to your next destination
All ground transportation as per itinerary
4 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B plan.
½ day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with English Speaking Cultural guide
TIMs (Trekking Information Management system) card
Gorkha National Park Entry Fee
Special Restricted Area Permit Fee
Food for the members on camping basis
All camping equipment and camping charges
Medical supplies(First aid Kit will be available)
All required Nepalese staffs (salary, food, clothing, accommodation)
All Nepalese staffs insurance as per Nepalese Government rules
Company service charge and government taxes etc.
International flight with airport tax.
Nepalese Entry Visa fee
Food during stay in Kathmandu
All personal equipment and personal expenses
Photography Charges, Monument charges and Monument entry fees
Personal Medical and travel insurance(must cover helicopter rescue evacuation cost)
Telephone and internet charges
Alcoholic beverage, bottled drinks and cold drinks during the trip
Rescue evacuation charges if required
Staff and porters Tips...