Tsum valley trek is known as hidden valley of Manaslu. The Tsum valley trek is unique combination of Magical, mysterious, kinds of wild, exotic and rugged landscape which is located north of Ganesh Himal. The rich cultural heritage includes stirringly located monasteries, lively festivals, chortens, huge maniwals and historic treasure. The Tsum valley trek will start from Arughat and lead through bank of Budhi Gandaki river. It will start lush greenery and numerous of massive waterfalls makes your trip even exciting. Specially from Jagat the restricted area will start then once we pass Philim the trek will lead north to Lokpa. Onward from today we will embark Tsum valley region which will offer Siringi Himal, Ganesh Himal, pine trees, rhododendrons, bamboos etc.
Beyond Chhokang Paro are the famed nunnery of Rachen, the mystical monastery of Mu gumpa and Dhephu Doma, the oldest monastery of the Tsum valley. You will have shocking views specially in between Chhokang Paro to Mu Gumpa. Continuing further north are the barren mountains of the Tibetan plateau. Eventually a trail lead to the Ngula pass which enables traders to cross into the Kyirong district of Tibet. On the way back you will have incomparable stunning view from Ganesh Himal Base camp. Nepal Trekking Experts always priorities to take you alternative way than regular route and show you hidden beauty.
The Tsum valley trek has recently opened for trekkers and it is still peace to explore authentic Tibetan communities and cultures. Killing animals are completely prohibited around Tsum valley. Being as a local of Manaslu Tsum valley, Nepal Trekking Experts highly recommend you to visit at least once. Choosing Tsum valley trek is one of the best way to contribute local people and collect the life time unforgettable experience.
Day 01: Welcome at Airport and tansfer to the Hotel.
Day 02: Free day for trekking preparation
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Arughat/Soti Khola (700m,7-8hrs).
Day 04: Soti Khola to Machhekhola (869m, 7hrs).
Day 05: Machhekhola to Jagat (1340m, 7hrs).
Day 06: Jagat to Lokpa( 2260m, 6-7hrs).
Day 07: Lokpa to Chumling(2386m, 4-5hrs).
Day 08: Chumling to ChhokangParo(3031m, 4-5 hrs).
Day 09: Chhokang Paro to Mu Gumpa(3700m, 6-7hrs).
Day 10: Explore Tibet border(Ngula Dhojyang 5093m) and back to Mu Gumpa 8-9 hrs.
Day 11: Mu Gumpa to Gumba Lungdang(3200m,6-7hrs).
Day 12: Hike to Ganesh Himal Base Camp(4900m) and back to Gumpa Lungdang(8hrs).
Day 13: Gumpa Lungdang to Lokpa(6hrs)
Day 14: Lokpa to Dovan.(1340m,7hrs)
Day 15: Dovan to Lapubensi(7hrs)
Day 16: Lapubensi to Arughat(6 hrs)
Day 17: Arughat to Kathmandu by drive 7hrs.
Note:-Above itinerary is just a guide line. If you are not satisfied please feel free customize your own.
Introduce with guide and the program of your forthcoming adventure. To seal a successful meeting, we can enjoy a beverage of your choice, as Nepali costume dictates.
This day is also your last chance to make the necessary preparations for your trek and spend the way you wish.
Kathmandu to Arughat (600m) by public bus (7/8hrs). Then we either start the trek from Arughat or we switch to a different local bus to Soti khola(700m), depending on the amount of time and what your wish is. Soti khola has situated at the bank of the Budhi Gandaki river which starts from Larke La.
After breakfast, the way will lead us through a beautiful jungle and massive waterfalls in the surroundings.The meaning of Machhakhola is fish river.
The trail will lead us through the banks of the Budhi Gandaki river to Khorlabensi. Once we continue from Khorlabensi then we will arrive at Tatopani(Tatopani meaning hot water). Tatopani is another interesting place where you can experience the natural running hot water. Probably we might have lunch at Dovan before we arrive at Jagat for the overnight. Jagat is a big town and the restricted area will start from here. It will offer a neat and clean stone paved trail, mani walls, MCAP office (Manaslu Conservation Area Project), Siringi Himal etc.
Today is the day specially we separate from Manaslu circuit and begin Tsum valley which is known as the hidden valley. Tsum valley is extremely popular in authentic Tibetan culture and religion. We can also expect to have amazing views of Sringi Himal, waterfalls, mani walls, water driven mills, Chorten etc. during the day. (2260m, 6-7hrs).
After having breakfast, the trail will lead us through the pine, bamboo and rhododendron-forests. There are not any local settlement and tea houses in between. So we will have lunch and overnight at same place in Chumling. It will offer good potential of an amazing view of Ganesh Himal (2386m, 4-5hrs).
This is another beautiful day in term of cultural and scenic views. Chhokang Paro is the biggest villages of Tsum valley and the landscape will completely change from today. The most worthy part of Tsum valley will begin from today. We will experience the unspoiled Tibetan community and culture, maniwalls and a view of the astonishing Himalayan range (3031m, 4-5hrs).
This day is the highlight of the Tsum Valley adventure. We can explore and experience graceful Himalaya vistas, Buddhist monastery, Nunnery, mani walls, Chortens, Stupas,entrance & exit gates in every town, Milarepa Cave, Buddhist communities and ceremonies in Mu Gumpa – and even more. This is a great opportunity to stay overnight in the monastery and experience something very different from the tea houses (3700m,6-7hrs).
I am pretty much sure when we talk about Tibet border it might be something interesting. This is the one of the best opportunity to explore the unique landscape and open border in between Nepal and autonomous Tibet.(5093m, 8-9hrs)
This is another great opportunity to stay overnight in Monastery, have a live kitchen, enjoy with local meal and exchange the experience with monks/nun.(3200m, 6-7hrs)
This is one of the most crucial day of the trip in term of views and adventure journey. You will have beautiful Jungle walk and Ganesh Himal Base Camp will offer breath taking vistas of Himalaya.(4900m, 8hrs)
We will take you upper route(alternative trail) via Ripchet which will offer extremely beautiful village and peace on the way to Lokpa.(6-7hrs)
same way descend to Dovan which will remind you the past experience.
Also same way descend.
Same way back.
Drive back to Kathmandu 7hrs.
This was my third trip to Nepal, having done multi day organized treks in Patagonia, Peru and Europe. I have never experience a level of professionalism and a quality of service like the one from Trekking Nepal Experts. We have just returned from a 15 day trek in the Tsum Valley and Manaslu region organized by this company and we could not be happier. It exceeded our expectations by a hundred times. Last year, in 2016 my husband and I trekked the Manaslu Circut with another company (one of the top rated by Trip Advisor). Midway we intersected with a group led by Raj, the owner of the Nepal Trekking Experts . We hiked along with his group for a few days and the contrast, on every level, was striking. So when we decided to return it was an easy choice who to work with. Raj is a native to Manaslu region and hires local guides and porters. As a result you are guided by someone who REALLY knows the area. We did many 'off the beaten path' side trips on our trek. Our guide was really flexible and we modified our itinerary multiple times. The highlight of our trip was hiking up to Ganesh Himal base camp and spending two nights at a nunnery. We did not see another tourist during those three days. treking out we used less popular route to avoid repeating a part of the trek (owners sugestion) we did the year before. Although this was logistically much harder to organize the cost of the trip didn't change, Raj just wanted us to have a better experience, and I think that it captures what this company is all about: making sure that you have the best possible time on your trek! The whole experience was unreal. The owner, Raj manages to blend genuine warmth and friendliness with constant awareness and attention to every detail.