Tsum valley: Known as the Hidden Valley, the Tsum Valley lies in one of the most cryptic regions of the naturally mesmerizing country Nepal. Tsum Valley Trek allows curious and enthusiastic visitors to embark on a journey towards one of the world’s most remote and untouched Himalayan Valley.
Tsum Valley Trek initiates from Arghut and leads the similar trail as that of Manaslu Circuit trek. Since the Tsum Valley lies on the northern side of the Manaslu Trek we get to see the up close view of the Manaslu glaciers. The Tsum Valley which was a restricted area up until 2008, serves the view of the pure, and tranquil Boudha Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Sringi Himal ranges. It also offers to observe the Tsumbas of the Tsum Valley who are mostly of Tibetian origin and practice polyandry. We pass the alpine forests, the lower Buri Gandaki regions and ancient Gompas along the way to one of the most sort after places in Nepal.
High Altitude Sherpa has provided a care full itinerary of the Tsum Valley Trek. High Altitude Sherpa also promise safety along with an exceptional time in the service they provide for the trekkers who want to enjoy a cheerful expedition towards the fascinating, enthralling and stimulating Tsum Valley Trek.
This view alone makes the trek advisable. High Altitude Sherpa can organize your all-inclusive 20 days teahouse trek. you need to have a special Restricted Area Permit which costs $70 per week, Tsum Valley special permit and trekkers must travel in a group of two with a licensed guide requires special permit for trekking.
In addition, Manaslu Conservation Area Park (MCAP) fee and the Annapurna Conservation Area Park (ACAP) fee for the section from Dharapani to Besi Sahar after you join the round-Annapurna trail.
BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL
Autumn Session: September – November
The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.
Winter Session : December – February
Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
Spring Session: March – May
Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.
Summer Session: June – August
Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas. Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.
– There will be one English speaking high altitude experience trek leader. There will be one assistant guide if required.
– This arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group.
– Porters for luggage carrying: two trekkers: one porters. it is depend number of porter where and how long you doing trek.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:
– This is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers who have the skill to walk 5-7 hours a day with a light bag.
– Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip to improve our strength and stability.
– Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes.
– you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude.
– self-confidence and strong determination best way to complete this trek successfully.
– Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.
|Day 1||Kathmandu to Soti Khola (Drive)||700 m||Lodge|
|Day 2||Soti Khola to Maccha Khola||930 m||Lodge|
|Day 3||Maccha Khola to Jagat||1340 m||Lodge|
|Day 4||Jagat to Lokpa||2240 m||Lodge|
|Day 5||Lokpa to Chumling||2386 m||Lodge|
|Day 6||Chumling to Chekampar||3031 m||Lodge|
|Day 7||Chekampar to Nile||3361 m||Lodge|
|Day 8||Day Trip to Mu Gompa||3361 m||Lodge|
|Day 9||Nile to Chekampar||3031 m||Lodge|
|Day 10||Chekampar to Chumling||2386 m||Lodge|
|Day 11||Chumling to Deng||1860 m||Lodge|
|Day 12||Deng to Namrung||2630 m||Lodge|
|Day 13||Namrung to Lho||3157 m||Lodge|
|Day 14||Lho to Sama Gaun||3530 m||Lodge|
|Day 15||Acclimatization Day in Sama Gaun||3530 m||Lodge|
|Day 16||Sama Gaun to Samdo||3865 m||Lodge|
|Day 17||Samdo to Dharmasala||4460||Lodge|
|Day 18||Dharmasala to Bhimthang||3590 m||Lodge|
|Day 19||Bimthang to Dharapani||2100 m||Lodge|
|Day 20||Dhara pani to kathmandu Via Besi Shar||1300 m||Lodge|
|Day 21||Full day Sightseeing||1300 m||Lodge|
|Day 22||International flight|
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu: 1,300m.
High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the Tsum valley trek each day program. O/n at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation.
We tour Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which is all world heritage sites.Pashupatinath temples is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath is also known as the Monkey Temple and Baudhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world.in evening we are introduced to our guide and discuss our. O/n at kathmandu.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Soti Khola 720m via Aarughat: 11/12 hours.
The drive to Aarughat takes about 6-7 hrs from Kathmandu. The scenic drive involves various roadside villages before crossing the Ankhu Khola and reach Aarughat in Dhading. From here we drive up west further for 3 hours to reach Soti Khola. O/n at hotel.
Day 04: Soti Khila to Machha Khola (930m): 5-6 hours.
We start our trek early in the morning through a Sal forest. The trail leads along the side of cliffs before descending and then ascending to Labubesi village. We cross Nauli Khola via a suspension bridge and follow along the banks of the river to reach Machha Khola. After 6 hours of walk we spend O/n at hotel.
Day 05: Machha Khola to Jagat (1,400): 6-7 hours.
Today we cross the Machha Khola and head towards the Khorlabeshi village. On the 7 Hours walk we come across a hot spring as well as local tea shops before reaching Jagat village. We spend overnight at Jagat village O/ n at hotel.
Day 06: Jagat to Lokpa (2,100m): 5-6 hours.
After breakfast we follow an uphill trail that crosses over Budhi Gandaki River via suspension bridge. The 6-hour trek leads to Philim village before ascending uphill to Ekle Bhatti and finally reaching Lokpa village where we spend O/n at hotel.
Day 07: Lokpa to Chumling (2,361m): 5-6 hours.
The trek continues from Lokpa in an ascending route. Along the way there are many monasteries and Gompas before reaching Chumling village. We spend O/n at a local guesthouse.
Day 08: Chumling to Chhekampar (3,010m): 6-7 hours.
Today we follow a trail into a forest inhabited by white-faced langurs. We continue the trek to Tanju and small Damphe Gompa. The trail ascends to Upper Tsum Valley before reaching Chhekampar village made up of Chhokang and Paro village. We spend N/n at hotel.
Day 09: Chhekampar to Rachen Gompa (3,210m): 4-5 hours.
Today we start our trek early in the morning after breakfast. It takes us 4 to 5 hours walk to reach Rachen Gompa. Along the way we also visit Milarepa Piren Phu cave. We spend O/N in Rachen Gompa.
Day 10: Rachen gompa to Mu Gompa (3,700m): 4 hours.
We continue our trek to Mu Gompa which takes us around 3 hours. Along the way to Mu Gompa we also visit Dhephyudonma Gompa. We spend O/N at a local guesthouse near Mu Gompa.
Day 11: Mu Gompa to Chhekampar via Chhule Nile (3,361m): 6 hours.
The trail today descends down along the natural landscape. The 6 hours of trek takes us back to Chhekampar via Chhule Nile. We spend O/N at hotel.
Day 12: Chhule to Lokpa (2,100m): 5 hours.
The trek continues with our ascent through a rhododendron forest that opens along the ridges.The trail then descents across the Langdang Khola before reaching Ripchet village. From here the trail descents along steep stairs that follows through a forest that reaches to Lokpa village. We spend O/N at hotel.
Day 13: Lokpa to Deng (1865m): 6-7 hours.
We follow the trail down to the junction that connects to the Manaslu trail and cross over the Budhi Gandaki River. The trail goes through a bamboo forest before ascending to Deng village. We spend O/N at hotel.
Day 14: Deng to Ghap (2165m): 5-6 hours.
The trek continues along the river banks of Budhi Gandaki and descends down to Bihi Phendi. We continue the trail that crosses over Serang Khola. We head northeast towards walls of carved mani stones that leads to Ghap village. O/n at hotel.
Day 15: Ghap to Lho (3180m): 6 hours
Today we ascend through bamboo and rhododendron forest and across a descending river via wooden bridge. The trail climbs up steeply to Namrung village. We again go through a forest and descend across the Hinang Khola. From here a steep pull leads to the ridge that connects to Lho village. O/n at hotel.
Day 16: Lho to Sama Gaon (3525m) : 5 hours.
The trek to Sama Gaon is about 5 hours of walk. The trail follows along the mani walls out of Lho village and drop steeply across Damonan Khola. The trail continues through Shyala village and across Numla Khola leading to Pungyen Gompa. We finally reach Sama Gaon where we spend O/n at hotel.
Day 17: Rest day in Sama Gaon,
Today is acclimatization day in Sama Gaun. We accustom ourselves to the cold weather and the high altitude for the journey ahead. In order to do this, we explore the village in the morning. We visit various Gompas and monasteries. We return back to the guesthouse and O/n at hotel.
Day 18: Sama Gau to Samdo (3850m): 3-4 hours.
Today we head north following a trail through a juniper forest and cross over the Budhi Gandaki river via wooden bridge. The trail climbs up through a village that follows a zigzag yak tracks. After 4 hours of walk we finally reach Samdo village and spend O/n at hotel.
Day 19: Samdo to Dharamsala High Camp (Larkya Phedi – 4400m): 4-5 hours.
We descend from the village and cross the Budhi Gandaki river. The trail heads west and gradually ascends up the Syacha Khola valley towards the Larkya Glacier beyond the Larkya La Phedi to a stone guest house called Dharamsala. We spend overnight at a local guest house.
Day 20: Dharmasala to Bhimthang (3570m) after crossing Larkya La Pass (5,219m): 7 -8 hours.
We leave Dharamsala early in the morning after breakfast. The trail follows a downhill path that takes about 8 hours to reach Bhimthang village. We spend O/N at hotel.
Day 21: Bhimthang to Dharapani (2,100m): 5-6 hours.
On the following day, you will shift to Trek Tilije(2300m) with 7 hours of delightful trek. and today is almost to the end of the trek. O/n at hotel.
Day 22: Dharapani to Kathmandu vai Besi Shar
From Dharapani we take a long scenic drive to Kathmandu vai Besi Shar. Once in Kathmandu you will be transferred to your hotel. kathmandu you can indulge in some shopping or earn some well-deserved rest. O/n at hotel.
Day 23: Final departure:
Final Departure to your own destinations-Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal.
The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing.Below are just lists for your information and ideas of clothing’s.
1. Sun hat or scarf
2.Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
3. Sunglasses with UV protection
5. Light and expedition weight thermal tops
6. Fleece jacket or pullover
7. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
8. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
9. Down jacket [you can rent in Kathmandu]- must necessary
10. Lightweight gloves
11. Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
12. Fleece liner gloves
13. Underwear ( minimum 4 and according to length of your trip)
14. Hiking shorts ( minimum 2 and according to length of your trip)
15. Lightweight cotton long pants
16. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
17. Fleece or wool pants
18. Gore-tex jacket
19. Gore-tex jacket trouser
20. thin, lightweight inner socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
21. Thick, warm wool hiking socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)
22. Hiking boots with spare laces
23 .Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
24. Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F [Can rent in Kathmandu]
25. Headlamp and batteries
26. Basic First Aid Kit
27. Day pack (approximately 45L)
28. Water bottles (2)toiletries
30.Small wash towel
31. Swiss knife
32. Leap gurd 30 spf
33. Sun cream 50 spf
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If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.
First Aid Kit:
1. Povidone-iodine cream-1 tube.
– Antiseptic cream.
2. Cotton- 1 roll.
–For dressing wounds.
3. Dressing gauze –5 pcs.
– For dressing.
4. Crepe bandage –2.
– Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.
5. Band- aid –10.
6. Dressing tape -1.
– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.
7. Moleskin second skin-1 packet:
– Great for treating chaffing and blisters.
Finger Pulse Oximeter:
1. Normal arterial oxygen is approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mm Hg).
2. Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.
3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.
4. Values under 90 percent are considered low.
8. Paracetamole 500 mg- 20 tablets:
– For mild headaches.
9. Ibuprofen 400mg -10 taplets:
– To relieve moderate to severe pain.
10.Throat lozenges -20:
– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.
11.Decongestant -10 tablets:
– For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.
12. Antihistamine -10 tablets:
– For allergies.
13. Antiemetic -10 –tablets:
– To control the vomit and nausea.
14. Azithromycin 500mg – 10 tablet:
– For bacterial diarrhea.
15. Omeprazole 200mg -10 tablets:
– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.
16. Tinidazole 200 mg-3 taplats(500mg-12 tablets):
– For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.
17. Acetazolamide 250 mg –20 tablets:
– For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.
18. Dexamethasone 400mg-10 tablets:
– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.
19. Nifedipine 60mg- 10 tablets:
– To be use only under expert supervision to treat HAPE.
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