Tsum Valley & Ganesh Himal BC

  • Tsum Valley & Ganesh Himal BC

20 Days •  

  • Trip Duration: 19 Nights / 20 Days
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Departure City: Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude: 4200m
  • Activities: Sightseeing/Trekking

Overview

Trip Information

The remote Tsum Valley is one of the hidden gems of Nepal. Tsum Valley is known as the Beyul Kyimolung, the holy hidden valley of happiness first described by Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) in the eighth century. Milarepa meditated in the caves of Piren Phu and there are centuries old nunneries.

The Tibetan Buddhist culture is still very prevalent in Tsum and the scenery is stunning with beautiful forests and countryside overshadowed by the towering Ganesh Himal. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’, which means vivid and after visiting Tsum, you will understand how the valley got this name.

Many people combine the Tsum Valley with the Manaslu Circuit starting in Arughat Bazaar and ending in Besisahar. Besisahar is also the starting point for the Annapurna circuit. The trail starts low, passing through lush green countryside and small Hindu villages. You enter Tsum Valley from the main trail and will soon find yourself in beautiful pine and rhododendron forests. Heading east the valley opens up to reveal beautiful landscapes and small Tibetan-style villages. There are basic guesthouses all along the trail so you can choose if you want to camp or stay at the teahouses/guesthouses.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.

Day 2 Kathmandu sightseeing and Trip briefing.

Day 3 Kathmandu - Arugath Bazar (550 m) 7 hrs bus/jeep ; 2 hrs more by jeep to Soti Khola (700 m)

Day 4 Soti Khola (700 m) - Machhakhola (930 m) 6 hrs

Day 5 Machhakhola (930 m) - Jagat (1340 m) 7 hrs

Day 6 Jagat (1340 m) - Lokpa (2240 m) 7 hrs

Day 7 Lokpa (2240 m) - Chumling (2385 m) 5 hrs

Day 8 Chumling (2385 m) - Chhokang Paro (3031 m) 5-6 hrs

(Also possible to do a 9 day trek by going from Chumling to Philim (5-6 hrs) and cary on with itinerary days 15-17 below)

Day 10 Chhule (3347 m) - Mu Gompa (3700 m) 3 hrs

Day 11 Mu Gompa (3700 m) - Rachen (3240 m) 5 hrs

Day 12 Rachen (3240 m) - Domje (2460 m) 6 hrs

Day 13 Domje (2460 m) - 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) - Ripchet (2470m) 7 hrs

Day 16 Ripchet (2470m) - Philim (1570 m) 7 hrs

Day 17 Philim (1570 m) - Khorla Bensi (970 m) 7 hrs

Day 19 Drive Soti Khola (700 m) - Kathmandu (8-9 hrs)

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • All airport and hotel transfer by private vehicle
  • 3 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Bus transportation: Kathmandu to Arughat and Syange to Kathmandu
  • Manaslu conservation permit
  • ACAP & GCAP Entery Permit
  • Special Manaslu trekking route permit
  • Lodge tea house during trekking.
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner 3 time a day meals)
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, bus transportation insurance, equipment and lodging
  • Nepal Spirit Adventure’s trekking equipment such as sleeping bag and down jacket
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • All government and local taxes

What is not included?

  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters bottled or boiled water, shower, heater and phone calls etc
  • Nepalese visa fee: bring accurate USD cash and four passport photographs with you
  • Travel insurance & Rescue operation
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Food and extra nights hotel in Kathmandu (due to an early return from a trek or an extended stay in Nepal)
  • Additional trips or tours in Kathmandu
  • International flight tickets
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USD 1,780

20 days

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