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The Sacred Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum is magical and mysterious. The region was once so remote that almost nothing was known about it. This wild, rugged and exotic valley is located north of Ganesh Himal and just east of Manaslu. The landscapes and mountain vistas can only be described as superlative, as befits another real Shangri-La of the Himalaya.


The main architectural features of Tsum are the distinctive mani walls, chortens and kani gateway chortens, built to ward off evil spirits. The rich cultural heritage includes stirringly located monasteries, lively festivals and historic treasures. Picturesque villages, quaint stone houses with hazy blue wood-fire smoke billowing from the rooftops, mysterious alleys and colourful people add to the mix.


Soon after Philim the trail climbs east to Lokpa in the Tsum region. Dense forest and sheer-sided cliffs almost bar the way. Above Domje a side valley leads up to the great Torogumba Glacier that gives access to the wonderland of Ganesh Himalís rarely seen north-western faces. Also high up here is the Gumba Lungdang monastery. The jagged peak of Ganesh II has particularly impressive icy bastions and glaciated ramparts.


Beyond Chhokang Paro are the famed nunnery of Rachen, the mystical monastery of Mu, and Dhephyudonma, the oldest gompa of the Tsum Valley. Continuing further north are the barren mountains of the Tibetan plateau.


    • TRIP FACTS:
      Trip Duration:
      22 Nights 23 Days
      Trekking destination: Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek
      Trip Grade: Moderate or Grade B (5 to 7 hours a day, altitude between 3000 to 5500m)
      Activities:
      Trekking and Cultural sightseeing tours in Kathmandu
      Best Seasons: Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring (March to May)
      Accommodations: 4 nights in Kathmandu and 18 nights in Camp/teahouse during trek
      Food in Trekking: In the Local Tea Houses, Lodges
      Transportation:
      Private vehicle

    • DAY BY DAY ITINERARY:
    • DAY 01:ARRIVAL IN NEPAL.
    • DAY 02: KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING TOUR.
    • DAY 03: Drive to Gorkha and Trek to camp above Gorkha Fort (1060m) Ė 5 to 6 hours.
    • DAY 04: Trek Gorkha to Arkole (570m) - 6 to 7 hours.
    • DAY 05: Trek Arkole to Kalibote (800m) -5 to 6 hours.
    • DAY 06: Trek Kalibot to Barpak (1915m) - 4 to 5 hours.
    • DAY 07: Trek Barpak to Laprak (2200m) -5 to 6 hours.
    • DAY 08: Trek Larpak to Korlabesi (875m) -7 to 8 hours.
    • DAY 09: Trek Korlabase to Jagat (1370m) - 5 to 6 hours
    • DAY 10: Trek Jagat to Philim (1570m) - 3 to 4 hours.
    • DAY 11: Trek Philim to Deng (1865m) - 4 to 5 hours.
    • DAY 12: Trek Dang to Ghap (2165m) - 4 to 5 hours
    • DAY 13: Trek Ghap to Lho (3180m) Ė 6 to 7 hours
    • DAY 14: Trek Lho to Sama Gaon (Ro) (3525m) - 4 to 4 hours
    • DAY 15: Explore day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization.
    • DAY 16: Trek Sama Gaun to Samdo (3850m) - 3 to 4 hours
    • DAY 17: Trek Samdo to Dharamsala High Camp (Larkya Phedi) (4460m) - 3 to 4 hours
    • DAY 18: Trek Larkey Phadi to via Larkya La (5,160m)- 4 hrs and to Bimphedi (3590m) - 4 to 5 hours
    • DAY 19: Trek Bimphadi to Tilje (2300m) - 6 to 7 hours
    • DAY 20: Trek Tilje to Tal (1680m) - 4 to 5 hours
    • DAY 21: Trek Tal to Syange (110m) - 4 to 5 hours walk and drive to Besi Sahar (825m) - 2 hours
    • DAY 22: Drive Besi Sahar to Kathmandu -5 to 6 hours
    • DAY 23: Farewell friend day in Kathmandu (1,350m)
    • DAY 24: DEPARTURE.
    • TRAVEL ROUTE IDEA:
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    • PREPARE FOR TREK
    • When to go for trek in Nepal:
      Trekking in Nepal is possible to do at any time of the year but it depends on where you are planning to trek. There is always somewhere to go and something to do in Nepal, whatever the weather

      Autumn season from September to November when the monsoon ends and days become crystal clear. This is the real feature of the autumn and winter months. The mornings and especially the evenings can feel particularly brisk, but in sunshine the conditions are ideal for trekking.

      Trekking during the winter Season from December to February is ideal for trekking at lower elevations, generally below 3000 meters because this season is noted for occasional snowfall at higher elevations. You must be careful planning trek with high passes for this period because the high passes and ridges are may be blocked with snow and footpaths impassable.

      Spring season is the pre-monsoon period that extends from March to end of the May when the days can become hazy, with the distance view obscured, and clouds are a common features if the afternoons and the both days and nights are getting warmer. The real treat in the Spring months are the flowers, especially the rhododendrons.

      ummer Season (June to August): Summer months really continue up to mid-September making travel wet and warm. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. During this season, you can trek in the rain-shadow (places are out of reach of the rain clouds because of the high mountains) areas north of the Himalaya like Mustang and Dolpo.

    • EXPERIENCE AND FITNESS FOR TREK IN NEPAL
    • If you really want to enjoy tour trekking holiday in Nepal, get fit before the trek not on the trek. Arriving in Nepal out of shape having taken no exercise for months, possibly years, is asking for trouble. Nepal, like like in general, is full of ups and downs. Run walk, swim, bike, do circuits, whatever but exercise before you to. You donít need to be marathon-fit, but you will enjoy it more if your legs have reasonable muscle tone.

    • CLOTHING AND BOOTS FOR TREK:
    • Clothing:
      For trekking in Nepal you donít need a lot of specialist equipment, indeed, most porters wear little more than a cotton shirt and trousers. But for Westerners the choice is wider. Light cotton trousers or loose skirt o shorts, with a t-shits and a pair or running shoes or lightweight boots is the norm on most treks. In the morning and early evening this might be supplemented by a fleece sweater and pants, or perhaps a light down jacket or vest. Itís usually only on the higher treks or between November and January that wool shirts and thermal underwear become necessary. Unless it is overcast or windy, the day is usually warm, but the early mornings and the evenings can be very cold so, unless you want to retire early to your sleeping bag, take warm clothing, a down parka, gloves and wool hat.

      Boots:
      If you have favorite pair of comfortable walking boots, stick with them. If you are looking for a pair for first time, ask yourself the following: will I be going above the snowline, or on very rough and rocky terrain? A specialist retailer should be able to advise you on the most suitable boot once he know your plan. Normally fabric upper boots, although generally less durable or waterproof than leather boots, are ideal for most trekking.

    • TREKKING EQUIPMENTS:
    • You don't need special equipments to go to trek in the most of the regions of Nepal. A comfortable hiking boot, a sleeping bag and a few clothes as per the travelling season are the basic things you need. It is best to travel light. Please note that most of the equipments we need for trek in Nepal is possible to buy or hire in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

    • TREKKING PERMITS, NATIONAL PARK ENTRY FEE AND TIMS CARD:
    • Most of the treks in Nepal requires permits/ conservation area entry tickets. When you book your trek with us, all the necessary trekking permits will be arranged from our team.

    • RESCUE INSURANCE:
    • If you are coming for short and easy trek, you can travel with normal regular insurance but if you are planning for trekking in high passes/ remote area you must check if your insurance covers trekking activities and the conditions or not. It would be very costly to pay a helicopter rescue at 5000 meters.
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