If you are thinking of travelling to a culturally rich place with the beautiful Himalayan scenery in Nepal. Then Tsum valley Trek is probably the one for you. Hidden in northern side of Gorkha district, this valley is a jewel. Tsum valley is one of the remote area of Nepal. Guru Rinpoche has described the valley as the valley of happiness. Thus, many people also called the valley as the tsum valley of Happiness.
A trek to this valley is a journey through the off beaten trail that adorns natural beauty in its original attire. As you open up to the valley, you can see the stunning views of mountains like Ganesh Himal, Sringri mountain and Boudha mountain. This trek is also an opportunity to be at the base camp of Ganesh Himal. From the base camp you can see the beautiful views of other mountains too.
As you walk through the trail, you will pass through some stunning forests and wild countryside landscape. Your journey along the rocky terrain will give you some insights on lifestyle of the local people residing in that area. On the way, you will see a cave which is popularly known as Milarepa cave. In fact this cave has its own mythology. People believe that it is the same cave where Buddhist saint Milarepa did meditation and attain enlightenment. Besides, the ancient Rachen gompa, Mu Gompa and Nunnery gompa are unique highlights of this trek. When you visit the gompas you may find monks meditating and practicing the preaching of Lord Buddha. The trail is mostly decorated by Mani stones and prayer flags. These reflects the influence of Buddhist religion.
Tsum valley Trek is a mystical journey. Your journey starts with a drive from Kathmandu valley to Sotikhola via Arughat. On the way you pass through villages like Lobu Besi, Khorla Besi, Jagat, Lokpa, Chumling and Chhekampar to Lama Gaon. At Lama gaon, you visit many monasteries that holds history of many centuries back. You may also visit Mu- gompa and ascend up to a hill to visit Nunnery gomba. You retrace back to Chekampar and follow a trail that takes you to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Finally you wrap up your journey by retracing your steps back to Arughat via Yaru phat and Lobu Besi.
So, are you ready to emerge into the unique combination of natural beauty, mountains, wilderness and cultural richness? Join Himal Eco Treks to taste every bit of Tsum valley Trek.
Arrival day and sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. As well as trek preparation
Drive to Setikhola via Arughat
Day 4- 19
Trekking ( mostly 5-7 hrs a day trek)
Accommodation in a guesthouse or a teahouse
Day 20 -22
Drive back to Kathmandu and sightseeing of Bhaktapur Durbar square
Finally a departure day
Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.
- Nepal Entry visa fees.
- Meals (lunch, dinner) in the hotel in Cities
- International Airfare
- Snacks, soft drink during the trek
- Personal trekking equipment are not provided by HET
- Tips to the guide, porter, driver or any other trekking staff
- Extra baggage charge
Regarding your arrival
As you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, you will have to pay the Visa charges to enter in to Nepal. Two passport size photos are necessary for this purpose.
Your guide will be there at the airport to pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check in. After a bit of refreshment, your guide will explain your itinerary and your plan ahead.
We offer you the best accommodations possible. The rooms will be clean, comfortable and homely. In Kathmandu, you will stay at a hotel with deluxe rooms. During the trek, you will stay at the best guesthouses or lodges. Generally, accommodation during the trek in guesthouses are on sharing basis. However, the rooms are clean, comfortable and the warm welcome of the people in the guesthouses will make you feel greeted and homely.
Meals and Drinking water facility
The meals during the trek are included in the package that we offer. The meals include breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek. Other snacks and personal preference items are not included in our package.
If you want to exchange your currency with the Nepalese currency, you can exchange it at the counters in airport. It is reliable when you exchange the currency through banks or other certified money exchangers. You can find the exchange rate for the day in website of Nepal Rastra Bank.
Travel Insurance is highly recommended as it is for your own safety and security. Our package doesn’t include the cost of travel insurance. You are responsible for your travel insurance.
Import and Export during the travel
You can import some duty free items prescribed by the Custom Act in Nepal. You can bring a 1.15ml bottle of distilled liquor, 200 cigarettes and 50 cigars. Also you can also bring laptop, video camera, binoculars and other portable items that are essential for you. In case of export, it is prohibited to carry the paintings, manuscripts or other things of cultural importance which carries over 100 years of history. In case you purchase any kind of statues of paintings, you need to verify it at the Department of Archaeology before export.
High altitude sickness
Many people suffer from high altitude sickness while they opt out for trekking in high altitude regions. There might be various causes for high altitude sickness. It may be due to lack of your body endurance or due to lack of proper acclimatization and many more, Therefore, one needs to be alert about the possible risks. Himal Eco Treks (HET) team always carries a first aid tool with them in case of emergencies. However, it is recommended for you to keep the knowledge of high altitude sickness.