The forbidden valley Tsum valley has been opened for all trekkers in later 2008, as a new trekking destination. 1663 sq kilometers of area has been occupied by this valley. This Tsum valley area trekking starts from Arughat, to get there by public transport or private transport from the capital the Kathmandu city.
Tsum Valley is known as holy Himalayan precipitous pilgrimage valley which is situated in Gorkha a northern part of Nepal. Tsum comes from the Tibetan words In general the meaning of Tsum denoted vibrant, against the magnificent background of the various mountains, are Ganesh, Sringi and Boudha himal ranges, this tranquil hilly valley is well-off in religion, culture and ancient art.
Typically of Tibetan origin peoples are residing in this area. Most of the tracks are spotted with creative Stupas (known as Chortens in Tibetan language) and lined with Mani walls (stone carved with Buddhist religious words “Om mani padme hun”) .This route passes through the both Manaslu region and Tsum Valley area in Nepal.
The Tsum Valley has huge historical background of Buddhist religion. It is believed to know that the great Buddhist saint Milarepa was meditated in the caves of these Himalayan sides for many years. The Tsum valley was a culturally different biological called thirteen provinces which was ruled as single territory in Tibetan language called “Sum Tso Choksum. Because of isolation and detachment of this holy valley the people of this area have been go around by typical development for centuries.
Wild life in Tsum valley is rich and diverse inhabit mosaic of habitats.
There are approximately 33 species of mammals including elusive snow leopard, musk deer, Ghoral, Himalayan Thar and blue sheep. The Thar (mountain goat) and blue sheep are gather together in large numbers. There are more than 110 species of birds, 11 species of butterfly and 3 species of reptiles There are approximately 2000 species of plants, 11 types of forest. In Tsum valley, you are not allowed to do fishing and killing any animals, which are completely prohibited in this area. Mhu Gompa and Rangchen Gompa are the mainly historic monasteries of the Tsum valley.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu city Sightseeing
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (535m) and jeep to Sote Khola
Day 04: Trek to Macha khola (860m)
Day 05: Macha Khola to Jagat (1410m)
Day 06: Jagat to Lokpa (2040m)
Day 07: Lokpa to Chumling (2363m)
Day 08: Chumling to Chhekampar (3010m)
Day 09: Chhekampar to Nile (3365m)
Day 10: Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m)
Day 11: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3240m)
Day 12: Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2440m)
Day 13: Dumje to Lung dang Gumpa (3200m)
Day 14: Lung dang Gompa to Ripchet (2468m)
Day 15: Ripchet to Dovan (1070m)
Day 16: Dovan to Soti Khola (720m)
Day 17: Soti Khola to Arughat (535m)
Day 18: Drive from Arughat to Kathmandu
Day 19: Free Day at Kathmandu,
Day 20: Final Departure
- Airport transfer
- Hotel in Kathmanduwith B/B plan
- All necessary trekking permit
- city sightseeing tour
- Three time meal during trekking and accommodation
- Guide and porters
- All transport during trekking
Cost doesn’t included:
- Meal during Kathmandu
- clients personal expenses
- Drinks and beverages
- Clients personal insurance ( we strongly advice you to do your travel insurance)
- Rescue evacuation if needed