Tsum Valley Trek
Tsum valley as the area is called, was yet to reap benefits from its immense tourism prospects. The area was opened for group trekking on October 17,2007, but because of lack of information and promotion, the valley was yet reap any benefits from its tourism prospects.Realising this fact, Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN)in association with Nepal Tourism Board(NTB),Nepal Trust for Nature Conservation(NTNC)and Tsum Welfare Committee(TWC)organized ‘Tsum Valley Exploration’
campaign in May,2008. '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. The altitude in Tsum valley trek varies from 1905 in Lhokpa to over 593m at Ngula Dhojhyang Pass on the Tibetan border. The valley occupies an area of about 1663sq.km.The Hidden Valley is surrounded by the Baudha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and sringi Himal to the Norht.The valley includes two remote VDCs Chhekampar(UpperTsum)and Chumcht(Lower Tsum).Due to its remoteness, the ancient relics still seen.
People in Tsum Valley still practices polyandry system and they have unique culture, tradition and their own dialect. They celebrate unique festival like Lhosar, Dhacyhang, Saka Dawa, Faninig and others. Many Tsumbas(resident of Tsum Valley)report that they have seen or found the signs of Mehti,commonly referred as the ‘Yeti’ or ‘Abominable Snowman’
Itinerary A" for Tsum Valley 19 Days
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Arughat.
Day 3: Arughat to Liding.
Day 4: Liding to Machha Khola.
Day 5: Machha Khola to Jagat.
Day 6: Jagat to Lokpa.
Day 7: Lokpa to Chumling.
Day 8: Chumling to Chhokangaparo.
Day 9: Chhokangaparo to Chhule-Nile.
Day 10: Chhule-Nile to Mu Gumpa.
Day 11: Mu Gumpa to Rachen Gumpa.
Day 12: Rachen Gumpa to Dhumje.
Day 13: Dhumje to Gumba Lungdang.
Day 14: Gumba Lungdang to Ripchet.
Day 15: Ripchet to Doban.
Day 16: Doban to Soti Khola.
Day 17: Shoti Khola to Arughat.
Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 19 : Sightseeing Bhaktapur city o/n at hotel.
Day 20: Final departure.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu transfer to hotel
Day 02: Drive to Arughat(535m-10 hours by bus)
Day 03: Trek from Arughat to Liding(860m-7km-4 hours walk)
Day 04: Trek to Machhakhola(930m-9km-5 hours walk)
Day 05: Trek to Dobhan(1410m-6 hours walk)
Day 06: Trek to Philim(2040m-5.5 hours walk)
Day 07: Trek to Chumling(2363m-3.5 hours walk)
Day 08: Trek to Chhokangparo(3010m-8 hours walk)
Day 09: Rest day at Chhokangparo (3361m-5 hours walk-around)
Day 10: Trek to Nile(3700m-3 hours walk)
Day 11: Trek to Bhajyo(Chhekya)( 3240m-4.5 hours walk)
Day 12: Rest day at Bhajyo(Chhekya)( 2400m-7 hours walk)
Day 13: Trek to Ra Chhen Gompa(3200m-4 hours walk)
Day 14: Trek to Chumje(2468m-5 hours walk)
Day 15: Trek to Bihi(1990m-7 hours walk)
Day 16: Trek to Namrung(2660m-7 hours walk)
Day 17: Trek to Lho(3180m-6 hours walk)
Day 18: Trek to Samagaun(3525m- 5 hours walk)
Day 19: Trek to Samdo(3860m-5 hours walk)
Day 20: Trek to High Camp(4460m-5 hours walk)
Day 21: Trek to Bimtang(3930m-7 hours walk)
Day 22: Trek to Dharapani(1920m-8 hours walk)
Day 23: Trek to Ghermu(1100m-7 hours walk)
Day 24: Trek to Beshisahar(760m-8 hours walk)
Day 25: Drive to Kathmandu(1300m-6 hours by bus)
Day 26: International departure.
1. Hotels in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast as per itinerary.
2. Permit fee of trekking area
3. Equipment: Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking.
4. Conservation Permit
5. Meals: Meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
6. Guide,Cook,Sherpa,Kitchen helper & necessary porters
7. Airport transfer
8. Trek point transportation by bus
9. Staffs insurance,food & daily allowance for them
1. Personal equipment for Trekking/climbing
2. Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
3. Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
4. Emergency Rescue evacuation
5. Trekking Sleeping bag
6. Personal expenses
7. Tiping (Tips) to staffs
8. Bar bills, Mineral water
9. Departures taxes