Tsum Valley & Genesh Himal Base Camp

17 Days

$ 1533.00

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.

 

It’s possible to do this trek in 9 days by shortening the trek at day 6 in the itinerary.

 

Trek Facts

Duration: 17 Days

Max Attitude: 3700 m.

Seasons: March, April, May, September, October, November

Accommodation: Camping/Teahouse/Lodge

Start Point: Soti Khola

End Point: Soti Khola

Level of Difficulty: Medium

Group Size: Min. 1 & Max. 15

PERMIT NEEDED

Restricted Area Trekking Permit to Tsum Valley and Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) permit both issued by Immigration office Kathmandu (www.immi.gov.np).

Day 1: Kathmandu - Arugath Bazar (550 m) 7 hrs bus/jeep: 2 hrs more by jeep to Soti Khola (700 m)

View Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu - Arugath Bazar (550 m) 7 hrs bus/jeep: 2 hrs more by jeep to Soti Khola (700 m)

Day 2: Soti Khola (700 m) - Machhakhola (930 m) 6 hrs

Day 3: Machhakhola (930 m) - Jagat (1340 m) 7 hrs

Day 4: Jagat (1340 m) - Lokpa (2240 m) 7 hrs

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

Day 6: 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 7: Chhokang Paro (3031 m) - Chhule (3347 m) 6-7 hrs

Day 8: Chhule (3347 m) - Mu Gompa (3700 m) 3 hrs

Day 9: Mu Gompa (3700 m) - Rachen (3240 m) 5 hrs

Day 10: Rachen (3240 m) - Domje (2460 m) 6 hrs

Day 11: Domje (2460 m) - Gumba Lungdang (3200 m) 6 hrs

Day 12: Day hike/exploration to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4200m) 6-7 hrs

Day 13: Gumba Lungdang (3200 m) - Ripchet (2470m) 7 hrs

Day 14: Ripchet (2470m) - Philim (1570 m) 7 hrs

Day 15: Philim (1570 m) - Khorla Bensi (970 m) 7 hrs

Day 16: Khorla Bensi (970 m) - Soti Khola (700 m) 7 hrs

Day 17: Drive Soti Khola (700 m) - Kathmandu (8-9 hrs)

Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with GHUMNAJAU.COM. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Start Date
End Date
Price
16 Sep 2018
02 Oct 2018
$ 1533.00
Avilable

Trip Includes

  • 16 Nights accommodation in TeaHouse/Lodge during trekking.
  • All meals during trek ( Breakfast, Lunch, Tea/coffee break & Dinner).
  • All surface transportation as per itinerary
  • All Travel permits (MCAP, TIMS & ACAP Permits)
  • English speaking guide & his/her Guide fees. (if requires other language as well)
  • Comprehensive first aid kits
  • Insurance for the staff
  • All applicable government taxes. 

 

Trip Excludes

  • Accommodation & Meal in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • International airfare and VISA (On Arrival)
  • Gratuities for Staff

 

Related Packages

Khaptad National Park Trek

Khaptad National Park Trek

A paradise for nature lovers: enjoy the park’s incredible biodiversity with 135 species of flowers, 226 bird species and 23 species of mammals including barking deer, wild boar, leopard, wild dog and jackal. Trekking Style: Camping (basic teahouses in some villages)

Duration : 8 Days
$ 1181.00
Rara Lake Trek

Rara Lake Trek

Beautiful trek around Nepal’s largest lake, Rara. Wander through virgin forests and experience life in the region’s charming villages that are rarely visited by tourists. Trekking Style: Camping (basic teahouses in some villages)

Duration : 6 Days
$ 1299.00
Rolwaling Tashi Labsta Trek

Rolwaling Tashi Labsta Trek

This trek sums up the beauty of both Rolwaling valley and Khumbu region of Nepal. Chance to witness unique Tibetan culture and tradition of peoples and their way of life. Rolwaling trekking offers Romantic Mountain views, diverse flora and fauna and rich local cultures. The cross of this high pass provides truly wilderness off the beaten path travel experience.

Duration : 13 Days
$ 1318.00
Helambu Circuit Trek

Helambu Circuit Trek

The trail meanders through rice terraces carefully carved into the contours of the mid-hills leading you on to parts of the Langtang National Park making it a possibility for you to encounter wildlife the most popular being the Red Panda. Tharepati is the best location for you to experience a night under the stars with the Langtang Himal range as the backdrop.

Duration : 8 Days
$ 525.00
Phoksundo Lake Trek

Phoksundo Lake Trek

Short return trek to the magical Phoksundo Lake. According to legend the lake was created by a spiteful female demon 800 years ago. Trekking Style: Basic teahouse/homestay.

Duration : 8 Days
$ 1255.00
Upper Dolpa Trek to Shey Gompa

Upper Dolpa Trek to Shey Gompa

The trails in this restricted high altitude region of Dolpa leads to Shey Gompa, which is often referred to as the spiritual heart of Upper Dolpo. This is a strenuous hike involving three passes over 5,000 m and trails lingering above 4000 m for long periods of time. Trekking Style: Camping and basic teahouses in some villages.

Duration : 21 Days
$ 2333.00