The hidden paradise & exotic corner of the world Tsum Valley is situated in northern part of Gorkha district, near Tibet border, surrounded by Buddha Himal with Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal in the south, and Sringi Himal to the north. Tsum valley trekking is one of the best trekking trail where ones can easily feel the friendly and hospitable people, a living traditional Tibetan Buddhist culture and untouched wildlife because of Buddhist prohibitions on hunting.
‘Tsum’is derived from Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’which means vivid. Traditionally Tsum valley was culturally distinct geographical area called ‘Tsum Tso Chucksums’ which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. Tsum Valley is decorative with stone built settlements, cultivated fields, crystal clear streams, massive forests and towering snowy 7000m peak which make Tsum Valley Trekking a lifetime achievements trail.
The people of Tsum are known as Tsumbas. Their main trade is with The Kyirong region of Tibet, which lies across two passes at the head of the shar Khola (east river) Valley. Places to visit in Tsum Valley are including Pirren Phu (Pigeon Cave- also known as Milarepa’s cave) near Birj Village, Rachen Nunnery, Mu Monbastery, Gumba Lungdang Nunnery and the village Chumling, Chhule, Chhekamparo and Nyile. Piren Pht u (Pigeon Cave) is one of the most sacred cave in the Tsum Valley.It is situated at foot of the rugged cliff near Burji village (3300 meter). Milarepa the famous Tibetan saint was meditate in this cave. During his travel over the 84 years he had meditated he was born in 1052 A.D. Mila Dorje Senge was his family name Thopaga is his common name. Thopaga which means delightful to hear. There are 3 seprate gumbas attached to the vocky cave. This houses life size statue of Milarepa, Milarepa foot-print, Avalokiteshwara, Buddha, Tara etc. This all statue were made by clay.
Highlights of the trek
- Walking on one of the best trail running along river, forest and villages.
- Mixed culture of different indigenous group.
- Beautiful snow caped mountains in the base of green hills.
- Jumping water by the edge of hills – amazing waterfalls in fall season.
- Touch the sacred footstep of buddhist saint milarepa.
- Friendly and hospitable local people of Tsum , practicing traditional tibetan buddhist culture.
- Clean your soul and mind participating in praying ceremony in different monasteries.
March, April, May, September, October, November, December.
Sotikhola-MachhaKhola-Philim- Chumling- Chhekamparo- Nile-Chule- Sotikhola.
|INCLUDED||All necessary airport arrival- departure transportation.
Hotel in Kathmandu in normal nice hotel in B/B plan.
Private transportation from Kathmandu to Sotikhola to Kathmandu for client.
All necessary camping equipment’s.
Tented accommodation in twin share basis during the trekking period.
All necessary food prepared in the camp by our professional cook.
Can fruits, fresh local fruits and vegetables.
One professional English speaking guides and required assistance and their salary.
All necessary porters and salary.
Trekking permit (TIMS).
Restricted area permit.
First aid kit.
Satellite phone for emergency use only.
Insurance for Nepali staffs.
|NOT INCLUDED||Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu .
Foods outside the camp.
Beverages and alcoholic drinks.
Emergency medical evacuation.
Tips for staffs (mandatory).
Personal expenses and extra services beyond itinerary.
ARRIVAL IN KATHAMANDU AND TRANSFER TO HOTEL
SIGHTSEEING AND PREPARATION DAY FOR TREKKING
EARLY IN THE MORNING DRIVE TO SOTI KHOLA (570M) - 6 HOURS DRIVING
TREK TO JAGAT (1410 M) 6-7 HOURS WALKING
TREK TO JAGAT (1410 M) 6-7 HOURS WALKING
DTREK PHILIM (1590M)
TREK TO CHUMLING (2,385 M)
TREK TO CHHEKAMPARO (3,240 M)
CHHEKAMPARO TO NILE/ CHULE – VISIT MILAREPA CAVE ON THE WAY
DTREK TO MU GOMBA (3,705 M)
DTREK BACK TO RACHEN GOMBA
BACK TO CHUMLING (2,240 M)
TREK BACK TO JAGAT (1,342 M)
BACK TO KHORLA BESI (970 M)
TREK BACK TO SOTI KHOLA (730M)
DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU
RESET DAY IN KATHMANDU FOR SHOPPING AND FAREWELL DINNER
DEPARTURE FROM NEPAL
Peak physical condition is required to do trekking in the high altitudes of Nepal. We recommend doing extensive training for the up and down routes of Nepal trekking trips. We suggest running, walking, hiking in the hills, and climbing stairs rather than using elevators to help you prepare for the trek. Daily base training can also include swimming, rowing, biking.
Basic Training to Experience our Trekking Tours
- One should be able to hike for 6-7 hours a day.
- One should be able to carry a 35lb backpack.
- We suggest you run about 4/5 miles at home with some load on your back for 2 to 3 months in preparation for this trek.
- You may also use a treadmill (with incline adjustments) for everyday running and walking training.
- If you have an uphill location/mountain, then once a week you should go hiking with a loaded/packed backpack.
- If you do not have mountains or nearby high hills, then use stairs to go up/down whenever you can, rather than using elevators.
|2018 AVAILABLE DATES (Minimum of 2 People)|
|MARCH 31-APRIL 17|
|APRIL 21- MAY 8|