Tsum Valley Trekking
Manaslu circuit and Tsum valley trekking are known as a remote and challenging circuit, a good alternative to the Annapurna Circuit home to the indigenous group known as Tsumbas. The Tsum valley is located to the east of legendary Gorkha nearby border of Tibet. This secluded valley was only opened to trekkers as recently as 2007 .it remains relatively untouched religion, with ancient village and Buddhist monasteries waiting to explored. Each day you will walk between 5-8 hours, with the high point of trek being 4,000m above largest of the monasteries in the valley is Mu Gumba. You will be accommodated in lodges and traditional “homestays” on this trek, rather than in tents. Developing homestay as a good hotel is another gear up. As Tsum valley regions are much undeveloped, less touristic. Accommodation less available comparing other trek regions of Nepal and can be somewhat rudimentary and you except to eat similar food to the locals (dal bhat, chapati, noodles soup, macaroni, tsumpa). If you are not prepared to ‘rough it’ a little bit, then this trek is probably not for you! Though it will be the greatest adventure of your life. Probably the most beautiful sacred land in the world has thousand years old Buddism history and culture with the stunning backdrop of mountains. Mu Gumba and Gumba lungdang is beautiful view point and meditative place for peace seeker although it has less capacity of lodging.
The first four days of our Tsum valley trek follow the route of the Manaslu Circuit up to the Budhi Gandaki Valley to Ekle Bhatti, from where you branch off into the Lower Tsum Valley at Lokpa (2,040m) or continue to Larky la pass. You’ll spend 8 days in the Tsum valley roughly, working your way from Lokpa through the village of Chumling to the upper valley, which is relatively wide and flat as well as culturally distinct than Chhokangparo and Chhule-Nile. Having followed the Shir Khola to the monastery at Mu Gompa and explored the surrounding area (Bhajyo) near the border with Tibet. Heading another popular destination Ganesh Himal base camp might another exploration. Gumba lungdung is another great meditative place. You will then return to Lokpa by using 3 hours alternative exploration of Ripchet village and lokpa and re-join the Manaslu Circuit or same way trekking back down to Arkhet Bazar. From Arkhet you will drive back to Kathmandu and you may explore Kathmandu in another day by full of sightseeing before flying home.
Let’s try now Tsum Valley Trekking
With few visitors, the Tsum Valley trekking is relatively untouched and has its own unique culture abundant wildlife, including herds of Himalayan blue sheep and wild mountain goats. A Homestay/Tea House trek – stay with the locals (see note above about 2016 treks)
Prices include all permits for the Manaslu region and Tsum Valley
Explore with Native Sherpa Guide and porters
Porters carry your kit bag, so you only need carry a day pack
The Tsum valley trekking is suitable for keen walkers who are the able to walks for 5-6 hours in a day, with the light rucksack.
Equipment that you need:
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