Manaslu Tsum Valley TrekkingThe sacred Himalayan pilgrimage site “Tsum Valley” situated in Nepal mid western part of Gorkha districts nearby TibetanBorder. ‘Tsum’ derived from Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’ which means vivid. Conventionally, Tsum Valley was a currently distinctgeographical area called Tsum Tso Chucksums, which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. Beside the majesticbackdrop of the snowcapped Himalayan ranges, this tranquil Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religiondragging from centuries. People of Tsum Valley are of Tibetan origin “Gurung ethnic groups” practice Buddhist religion, speaktheir own dialect and they have their own culture and custom very rich.The varies altitude of Tsum Valley trek begins from 1,905m in Lhokpa to over 5,093m at Ngula Dhojhyang pass on the Tibatanborder. The hidden Tsum valley is surrounded by the Boudha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south andSringi Himal to North. Unique natural beauty, Mountains, Landscape, holy site, its pristine culture and Tradition similar as Tibetpeople of here are main appeal of the Trekking in Tsum Valley. The trial of Tsum Valley Trip is strewn with artistic Chortens andlined with Mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with drawings of deities and inscribed with prayers. The famousKyimo Lung, a pilgrimage circuit in the central Trans-Himalaya is a well known seat of learning and meditation. Local believedthat Buddhist saint Milarepa meditated in the caves of these mountains, so this place is holey. Still you can see incredible footprint of Milarepa on clif, where now days built Milarepa Monastery. Tsum valley preserves steps of the great Buddhist YogiChyuchin Milarepa and story about Guru Padmasambhava circumbulation. The people here never slaughter animals, even assacrifice to the gods. People in Tsum Valley still follow polyandry system and they have their own unique culture, tradition, anddialect. Tsum people celebrate unique festival like Lhosar, Dhacyhang, Saka Dawa, Faning and others. Many residents of thisvalley report that they have seen or found the signs of Mehti, commonly referred as the Yeti or Abominable Snowman.Upper Tsum valley (part of the inner Himalaya) opens from remote VDCs Chhekampar and Chumchet (Lower Tsum), wherehospitable local people (Tibetan group "Tsombo") welcome you with traditional Tibetan Chiya (butter tea) and local meal. It isso remote that the ancient relics are still seen. Due to its remoteness and inaccessibility, this sacred valley and its people havebeen bypassed by mainstream development for centuries. As a result, the unique culture of this valley has remained intact. Therestricted area Trekking in Tsum Valley begins from Arughat in Gorkha district, which is easily accessible from Kathmandu andthe trail, follows the winding Budi Gandaki River through wild and unexplored country inhabited mainly Gurung until it reachesthe first elevated Tsum Valley with magnificent vistas of the Ganesh Himal and other surrounding peaks. The Valley is boundedby high passes - the Ngula Dhoj Hyang (5,093 m) to the west and Yamdro Pass (5,326m) to the north.Tsum Valley Trekking is possible to make shorter and longer as our Clients demands; most of trekkers do this trip via the LarkaLa Pass then over in Besi Sahar but some trekkers continue their trek to Annapurna circuit, Tilicho Lake or Narphu valley as wellas Rupinala Pass. Trekking in Tsum Valley use to operate mostly camping basis / tent camp treks but now a day’s it is possibleHome stay Trekking. Nepal Mother House Treks & Expeditions organize recently open “Tsum Valley Treks” any time all over theyear except snowing season with our highly experienced guides and staffs according our Clients requirement and holidayschedule. But the best time is September, October, November and March, April, May. This is recommended only for highlyqualified and adventurous people who love to test adventure travel in Nepal Himalaya adopting real rural lifestyle.Click Here: http://www.nepaladventurestrekking.com/nepal/tsum-valley-trekking.htmlTsum Valley Trekking Suggested ItineraryDay 01: Arrive at Kathmandu,Upon arrival at international airport, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport assist and transfer to theHotel (star category, very nice and centrally located at Thamel, take rest and free at afternoon.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing pre- Treks (1,350m)Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (535m) -8 to 9 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse/ hotelDay 04: Trek Arughat to Soti Khola (720m) -6 to 7 Hours stay overnight at TeahouseDay 05: Trek Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m) -6 to 7 Hours stay overnight at TeahouseDay 06: Trek Machha Khola to Thulo Dhunga(1,250m) -6 to7 Hours stay overnight at TeahouseDay 07: Trek Dhunga to Philim (1,570 m) -5 to 6 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse (enter in Restricted Area Trekking)Day 08: Trek Philim to Chumling (Lower Tsum) (2,361m)-7 to 8 Hours stay overnight at TeahouseDay 09: Trek Chumling to Chhekampar (Upper Tsum) (3,010 m) -5 to 6 Hours stay overnight at TeahouseDay 10: Trek Chhekampar to Chhule-Nile (3,361m), visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave on the way -6 to 7 Hours stay overnight atTeahouseDay 11: Trek Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3,210 m) -5 to 6 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse or home stayDay 12: Trek Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2,405m) -6 to 7 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse or home stayDay 13: Trek Dumje to Pewa (1765m) - 4 to 5 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse or home stayDay 14: Trek Pewa to Ghap (2165m) - 6 to 6 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse or home stayDay 15: Trek Ghap to Lho (3180m) 5 to 6 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse orhome stayDay 16: Trek Lho to Sama Gaon (Ro) (3525m) - 5 to 6 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse or home stayDay 17: Explore day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization stay overnight at Teahouse or home stayDay 18: Trek Sama Gaun to Samdo (3850m) - 4 to 5 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse or home stayDay 19: Trek Samdo to Dharamsala High Camp (Larkya Phedi) (4460m) - 5 to 6 Hours stay overnight at tented campDay 20: Trek Larkey Phadi to via Larkya La (4930m) to Bimphedi (3590m) - 7 to 8 Hours stay overnight at TeahouseDay 21: Trek Bimphadi to Tilje (2300m) - 6 to 7 Hours stay overnight at TeahouseDay 22: Trek Tilje to Chyamje (1430m) - 5 to 6 hours walk stay overnight at Teahouse stay overnight at Tea House (enter inAnnapurna main Trekking Trail) Drive to Beshisahar – 1 ½ to 2 hoursDay 23: Drive Besisahar to Kathmandu -5 to 6 hours stay overnight at Teahouse (then your own destination or Visit somewhereas your interest) It is just normal itinerary; it will be fixable as your welling andDay 24: Farewell friend day in Kathmandu (1,350m)Day 25: final Departure to your DestinationOur Services:# Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).# Hotel in Kathmandu before trip and after trip with BBB Plan.
# Welcome and farewell Dinner with Nepali Culture Restaurant.# All ground transportation by private vehicles or Comfort Tourist bus.# Warm down Jacket and Sleeping Bag for the trek.# English Speaking friendly Guide with government license holder, a cook and required number of Potters their food,accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine.# Trekking Permit and TIMS Cards.# Medical Kit Bag for the trek.# All government and local taxes if necessary.# Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing by City Tour Guide with entries fee.# Full board meal and Tea, coffee during camping, prepared by our cook.# Tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide fully water proof two men tents, diningtents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent etc.)# Boiled and purify drinking water during the trek.# Tourist service charge, vat and Governments Tax.# Official expanse.Out of our services:# Cold drinks; cock, fanta, sprite and mine water, Phone calls, laundry, beer and bar bills.# Tips for guide and potters.# Travel and Rescue Insurance (compulsory).# Shopping, souvenirs or gift.# Personal mountaineering gears.# Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.# International airfare and airport departure tax.# Visa fee (US$ 30 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for 60days from date of issue. You will require 2 passport size photos.Important Note:*Keep all receipts that you have until arrive home.*No flashy stuff-jewelers, valuables etc.
*Strongly advised not to go wandering unless in large group (the “poor” men would have to suffer at the hands of the ladieswho would want to shop).*Always be aware of your surroundings.*Do not / not give money to street children/beggars.*Entrance to some temples may be prohibited for non-Hindus.*Leather articles are prohibited inside temple precinct.Important Equipment:# Windproof jacket and warm down-filled jacket for the cold.# Comfortable trousers for men and loose skirts for women during the day.# Trekking Boots, Gloves, hat or cap, sun glasses, sun block, lip balm, etc. To avoid sun burn as the sun in high altitude can bequite intense.# Lightweight trekking shoes, warm woolen/ thermal socks. (If one is afraid of cold, otherwise, plain ordinary socks will suffice.# Thermal undergarments this is for the night which might be a bit cold, otherwise, tracksuit should suffice.# Flashlight and spare batteries.# Camera and loads of film.