Tsum Valley trekking is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley and newly opened trekking route situated in northern Gorkha district of Nepal. Tsum Valley trekking is less crowded than other popular trekking destinations of Nepal, takes to you in off the beaten path. The Tsum Valley's acquaintance with Tibet, natural beauty and its pristine culture make this trekking unique. Tsum comes from the Tibetan work 'Tsombo', which means vivid. Against the majestic backdrop of the Sringi Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Baudha Himal ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture, and religion. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin and seak a unique dialect. Trails are strewn with artistic chortens and lined with mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with deities and prayers. The Tsum valley has a long history of Buddhism. The Buddhist saint Milarepa is believed to have meditated in the caves of there mountains.
Traditionally Tsum valley was a culturally distinct geographical area 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.
Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking possible to make a short and long as per trekkers requirement it means most of trekkers starts the trek from Arughat then finished the trek in Arughat and some trekkers make Manaslu circuit after explores the Tsum valley. Especially in Tsum valley trekking route there are available basic teahouses (Available dormitory type of rooms after Jagat it means provide sharing accommodation) facilities so if you are happy to stay overnight with local people and eat basic meals you may book the teahouse basis trekking which is more cheaper than camping (tented camp) trekking but if you need more Luxuries you need to book the trek on Full board camping (Tented Camp).
Tsum valley is required special trekking permit along with Manaslu conservation area entry permit which is only possible to obtain through the government registered trekking agency. Travel by overland to trekking staring point is not comfortable means you need to ready for off-road drive so it is always better to go trekking starting point by private jeep from Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu - Arugath Bazar (550 m) 7 hrs bus/jeep; 2 hrs more by jeep to Soti Khola (700 m)
Day 04: Soti Khola (700 m) trek to Machhakhola (930 m) 6 hrs
Day 05: Machhakhola (930 m) trek to Jagat (1340 m) 7 hrs
Day 06: Jagat (1340 m) trek to Lokpa (2240 m) 7 hrs
Day 07: Lokpa (2240 m) trek to Chumling (2385 m) 5 hrs
Day 08: Chumling (2385 m) trek Chhokang Paro (3031 m) 5-6 hrs
Day 09: Chhokang Paro (3031m) trek to Chhule (3347 m) 6-7 hrs
Day 10: Chhule (3347 m) trek to Mu Gompa (3700 m) 3 hrs
Day 11: Mu Gompa (3700 m) trek to Rachen (3240 m) 5 hrs
Day 12: Rachen (3240 m) trek to Domje (2460 m) 6 hrs
Day 13: Domje (2460 m) trek to Gumba Lungdang (3200 m) 6 hrs
Day 14: Day hike/exploration to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4200m) 6-7 hrs
Day 15: Gumba Lungdang (3200 m) trek to Ripchet (2470m) 7 hrs
Day 16: Ripchet (2470m) trek to Philim (1570 m) 7 hrs
Day 17: Philim (1570 m) trek to Khorla Bensi (970 m) 7 hrs
Day 18: Khorla Bensi (970 m) trek to Soti Khola (700 m) 7 hrs
Day 19 Drive Soti Khola (700 m) drive to Kathmandu (8-9 hrs)
Day 20 Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or relax
Day 21 Drive to Airport for flying your own destination
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