Discover the secret Tibetan Buddhist land lying at the edge of one of the most secluded Himalayan valleys. Tsum Valley is one of world's remotest Himalayan Valleys which was also a restricted region until recently. The trek to Tsum Valley takes you into the majestic surroundings of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges. The region once being part of Tibet looks completely different from what you will find elsewhere. The people of Tsum Valley or the Tsumbas belong to Tibetan origin with their own ancient form of dialect, art, culture and religion. Very few adventure travelers have made it to this high and mysterious valley, which used to be an important trade link with Tibet. In the initial days, we trek the route of Around Manaslu Trek or the Manaslu Circuit Trek. The Tsum Valley lies on the northern part of Manaslu and used to be a restricted area until 2008. The region is still less exposed in comparison to other touristy areas, with relatively virgin and less beaten paths in comparison to the more popular regions. The Tsum people have their own way of family life, which may be quite surprising for many outsiders. All the brothers in the family are married to a single girl, what you may call a practice of polyandry.
The trek start and end point is Arughat, a seven hours drive from Kathmandu. The first half of the trek ascends the Budhi Gandaki Valley on good paths through a mix of dense forest, terraced fields and hill villages. As we leave the main Manaslu Trail for the Tsum valley, suddenly we get a feeling of entering truly into the hidden valley. While on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people. Pass the lower Buri Gandaki regions of Liding, Machhakhola, Jagat and Philim. We also visit the ancient Gombas of the region such as: Rachen Gompa,Mu Gompa, Dephyudonma Gompa.
Autumn (Sep-Nov) and Spring (Mar-May)
Highest access of the Trek
-10 to 15 Celsius
Chettries, mahara, bohara Jhkari, Lohar
Mode of the trek
Most attraction of the Trek
Off touristy route and authentic Nepalese life style
Pick up and drop from airport,
Kathmandu-Arughat-Kathmandu by Reserve Bus (Yourself and guide),
Trekking Area Entrance Fee and TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System) card,
Teahouse accommodation during trek,
3 meals everyday while on the trek: lunch, breakfast and dinner and necessary juice, coffee, tea etc.
Experienced English speaking government license holder guide & necessary porters,
All program according to itineraries on full board,
Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipments, insurance and other facilities to staffs during the trek,
Welcome & Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant.
Meals whilst in Kathmandu ,
Your Travel/Trekking insurance,
International airfare and airport departure tax,
Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
All kind of alcoholic & soft drinks,
Personal shopping, laundry, trekking equipments etc.
Nepal Entry Visa fee,
Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,