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Tsum Valley trek

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Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

You could be already in Kathmandu or you may be arriving on this very day and whatever it is we welcome you to Nepal! Thank you for choosing Tsum Valley trek with budget trekking. On this first day we transfer you to your hotel/hostel. You will not do much except observing the ambiance around you and get acquainted with the country. Meal Plan N/A

Day 2
Trek preparation and shopping

This is an important day because today is the day when you will meet with your guide. The guide or one of our team members will brief you about the trek about more or less everything you need to know. After briefing we would thoroughly go through the trekking gear that we have. Furthermore, if there is anything that is not according to the trekking standard we will do last minute shopping of the trekking gears. On the other hand one of our backend office staff will get busy preparing required permits and logistics. Meal plan - N/A

Day 3
Kathmandu - Arughat

We would start early in the morning by boarding a vehicle to Arughat. This bus or van ride would take around 7 to 8 hours. Half of the way is nice and black topped, whereas half of the road is bumpy and off road. Once we reach Arughat we would call it a day and get ready for Manaslu circuit trek. Overnight in Arughat. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 4
Arughat - Soti Khola (4 - 5 hours)

The first day of the trek shouldn't be much tough on your legs and hence we would walk only for around 4-5 hours with a lot of breaks in between. The trail is gradient in the beginning but beyond Arkhet it gets steep. We would make our way through beautiful villages and rice terrains of indigenous gurung community. Keep your eyes open for plenty of monkeys in the forest in between Arkhet and Soti Khola. Overnight in Soti Khola. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 5
Soti Khola - Machha Khola (5 -7 hours)

Initially we climb through beautiful Sal forest and further on the face of a cliff and along the budhi Gandagi river. We pass several Gurung villages and amazing rice terrain. Keep your eyes open for beautiful display of indigenous culture. Overnight in Machha Khola. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 6
Machha Khola - Jagat (5 - 7 hours)

We would embark on the same trail left behind on the previous day. We would walk on lush green hills and cross the budhi Gandaki river for several times before we reach our final destination. On our way we would as well meet Tatopani, natural hot water springs. This section of the trail however is very isolated and we would only see few scattered houses in most of the case. Overnight in Jagat. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 7
Jagat - Chisopani

On this day we leave behind the ACAP area behind and walk towards broader trail to Salleri towards the restricted area of Tsum. We cross a stream on simple wooden bridge and walk towards the first noticeable village of Phillim. Further down Phillim, across a forest and towards the narrowing valley is Chisopani. Overnight in Chisopani. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 8
Chisopani - Chumling

This is one of the most beautiful hikes in Tsum valley trek. Immediately after leaving Ekle Bhatti behind we make our way through a profound waterfall. After the waterfall we walk almost majority of our time through beautiful forest of pine and rhododendron. We would as well see Himalchuli and Buddha himal towards the halfway through the trek and Shingri himal from Chumling. Keep your eyes open for beautiful rhododendron blossom. We would visit Chumling gompa whilst our stay in Chumling. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 9
Chumling - Chokangparo

We walk past few streams and cross them over the suspension bridges. Nothing on the way is captivating except the marvelous weather and bypassers. The village of Gho is interesting and so is Chokangparo which is 2 hours away from Gho. The view of Himalchuli and Ganesh himal is the best if the weather permits. Overnight in Chokangparo. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 10
Chokangparo - Nile

Be careful as the altitude kicks in beyond this point. You would see an amazing suspension bridge linking Lama Gaun and Rachen Gompa. Along way we see beautiful and well managed village. The nature is no doubt very beautiful but lookout for gompas made out of local resources. Overnight in Nile. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 11
Nile - Mu Gompa

There is only one trail that climbs up to Mu Gompa. We are very close to Tibetan border on this day and we walk on Tibetan plateau extension in Nepal. Once we reach Mu Gompa we visit the monastery and the other monastery as well. Overnight in Mu Gompa. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 12
Mu Gompa all day

Tsum valley is huge and located on high elevation and in all of this valley this gompa is located in the highest point of the valley. Mu is the largest of all the monasteries in the entire valley. Walking up to the monastery and exploring and getting back at the village is a whole day trip and worth doing. Overnight in Mu Gompa. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 13
Mu Gompa to Burgi village via Milarepa cave

We trace our way back on the same trail that we took on our way up until Sihar Khola. The village is small and beautiful and close to Sihar Khola. Once we reach Burgi we rest our bags and climb up to Milarepa cave, a cave where Tibetan guru is believed to have meditated. You can as well see the footstep of the sage printed on a rock. Overnight in Burgi. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 14
Burgi village - Chumling

We embark on the same trail that we took upward. The trek in majority downhill and it would take around 6 - 7 hours to Chumling. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 15
Chumling - Philim

On our way back we wouldn't stop in Chokangparo but in Philim. This beautiful village is worth exploring although we would trace back the same way in here. Overnight in Phillim. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 16
Philim - Khorlabesi

Almost the same way back to Jagat and further to Tatopani. This time you have an option of taking a bath in natural hot spring and wash away your tiery muscles. You will see change in landscape from dry and arid to more subtropical. Overnight in Khorlabesi. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 17
Khorlabesi - Soti Khola

Another day following the same trail up as there is no alternative to the route. Overnight in Soti Khola. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 18
Soti Khola - Arughat - Kathmandu

Downhill all the way to Arughat from Soti Khola. The trek on this day would sum up within 4 hours and since there is very less to do in Arughat, we would catch a bus to Kathmandu. The bus ride would take around 7 - 8 hours. Once we reach Kathmandu and transfer you to your hotel/hostel our Tsum valley trek comes to end.

What Is Included

  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • Two nights in a budget accommodation with breakfast
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight and airport taxes
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Trekking Map
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

What Is Not Included

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, day backpacks, t-shirt, and trekking map
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

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