Tsum valley, also known as Beyul Kyimolung is a secret holy valley of bliss, as described by Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) in the 8th century. And now, 13 centuries later, Tsum Valley still stands as the valley of bliss in every sense. EEM Travels Manaslu -Tsum Valley Trekking will take you on an adventure to the seventh heaven.
Faraway and isolated, Tsum Valley was opened to the tourists only in 2007 AD. Being so secluded and far-flung for so long, this region has sustained its image as a mysterious and enchanting valley.Tsum Valley lies in the historical district of Gorkha During Tsum Valley Trek, we will explore two beautiful and remote villages, Chumchet and Chhekampar. The word “Tsum” means vivid in the Tibetan language.
The view of the western mountains, especially Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world is absolutely spectacular. The view of mount Buddha, Mount Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himala to the south and Sringi Himal to the north is also absolutely gratifying. Tsum Valley Trekking has exactly the right amount of adventure and thrill of it. The highest elevation we will climb during Tsum Valley Trek will be Ngula Dhojhyang Pass at 5,093m. It is located in the Nepal-Tibet border. We will cross the Larkya La Pass at 5,100m as well. The silver mountains loom over the beautiful, mystical valley of Tsum, in all directions.
We will walk through the desolate and uncharted country of “Tsumbas”, mainly inhabited by the Gurungs inclined towards the Tibetan Buddhism. The region has very long story of Buddhism and we will pass through ancient Gompas and Chortens of huge historical and religious importance. It is believed that Milarepa, celebrated Buddhist saint meditated in the caves of Tsum Valley.
The trails are decorated with artistic Chortens and Mani Walls made of innumerable stone slabs engraved with drawings of mythical deities and prayers. The locals celebrate Lhosar, Dhacyhang, Saka Dawa, Faning among others. The tradition and lifestyle of the locals are highly influenced by ancient Tibetan Buddhism. One of the most restricted region of Nepal the arrival of tourists is highly controlled by government officials. One must acquire a special permit to enter the region. The archaeological and religious relics of this region are unexplored so far.
A bonus of Manaslu-Tsum Valley Trek – the locals have claimed to encounter the Yeti several times here! We will relish in the natural hot spring of Tatopani, which is believed to have healing properties.
YOUR INCLUDED MEAL GUIDE: B = BREAKFAST, L = LUNCH D = DINNER
DAY 01: POKHARA – DRIVE TO BARPAK ( 9HRS) – L/D
DAY 02: BARPAK TO LARPAK TO GUMDA – (HIKING 7HRS)-B/L/D
DAY 03: GUMDA TO KHORLA BESI – (HIKING 6 HRS)-B/L/D
DAY 04: KHORLA BESI TO JAGAT (1340M) – (HIKING 6 HRS)-B/L/D
DAY 05: JAGAT TO LOKPA (2240M)- (HIKING 7 HRS)-B/L/D
DAY 06: LOKPA TO CHUMLING- (HIKING 7HRS)-B/L/D
DAY 07: CHUMLING TO NILE OR CHOKUMPOR (HIKING 6HRS)-B/L/D
DAY 08: NILE HIKING TO GHAR GOMPHA & EXPLORE THE VALLEY -BACK TO NILE /LAMA GAUN)-B/L/D
DAY 09: NILE TO CHUMLING (HIKING 7HRS)-B/L/D
DAY 10: CHUMLING TO DENG (1860 M) OR NYAKPHEDI (HIKING 7HRS)-B/L/D
DAY11: DENG TO NAMRUNG (2630 M) – (HIKING 7 HRS) )-B/L/D
DAY12: NAMRUNG TO LHO GAUN (3180 M) OR SYALA – (HIKING 5 HRS)-B/L/D
DAY 13: LHO GAUN – HIKING TO PUNGEN GHUMPA TO SAMAGAUN (3500 M) – (HIKING 9HRS)-B/L/D
DAY 14: SAMAGAUN – EXPLORATION DAY/ ACCLIMATISATION DAY)-B/L/D
DAY 15: SAMAGAUN TO SAMDO (3860 M) – (HIKING 4HRS)-B/L/D
DAY 16: SAMDO TO DHARMASALA (4480 M)-B/L/D
DAY 17: DHARMASALA TO LARKE PASS (5213 M) TREK TO BIMTANG (3720 M)-B/L/D
DAY 18: BIMTANG TO DHARAPANI)-B/L/D
DAY 19: DHARAPANI TO SYANGE)-B/L/D
DAY 20: SYANGE DRIVE TO BESISAHAR TO POKHARA)-B/L
Fully Escorted trek with English Speaking Professional and Friendly Local Guide (who have experience of 20 years doing Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek).
Tea Houses / B & B Hotels Accommodation
Meals as specified on the respective days (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Bus from Pokhara to Barpak and Bus back to Pokhara from Besishar.
3 Cup tea (Any kinds) every day for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
All 5 necessary trekking permit for your Trek
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
Hot shower during your trip
All Government and Local taxes
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Your international flights Tickets
Nepal Visa fees & Airport Taxes
If you hire a potter there will be an extra cost
Cold drinks, Beverages and your personal expenses along the trek
Evacuation in case of emergency
Personal Travel Insurance (Strongly Recommended)
Gear or equipment for your Trek
Anything else not mentioned in 'WHAT INCLUDED’
Tips for your drivers, hotels, restaurants, etc.
WHAT TO BRING FOR TREK
Medical Masks (useful for dusty conditions)
Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Headlamp with extra batteries
Sunglasses with UV protection (Only in Summer days)
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
Rucksack and Travel Bags
Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter (optional)
1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
Smartphone contains Alarm clock, GPS and Altitude finder
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
2/3 Large Ziplocs bag
1 litre water bottle
1 small folding knife