Journey to the Valley of Happiness

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Tour description

Highlights-One of the least explored regions in the hidden corners of Mid-West Himalaya-Where Buddhist and ancient Bon culture is a way of life-Pass through the Nepal’s longest mountain pass, Larke La pass 5106m-To the valley of happiness and further inside the local lives Manaslu Tsum valley trekking takes you to one of the least explored regions in the hidden corners of Mid-West Himalaya. A fascinating journey towards Tsum valley goes from warm sub-tropical lower Gorkha district to the arctic zone of mountains with impressive traditional villages where Buddhist and ancient Bon culture is a way of life. Whereas this route is at close distance from Tibet border.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productTsum as in Tibetan, “Beyul Kyimolung” means “Valley of Happiness”. Hence we will be exploring the mesmerizing region of Manaslu and also the hidden valley of Tsum. Tsum valley trekking, north east of Manaslu ‘The mountain of spirit’, was first opened in 2008 and has been popular since. In Manaslu region, the Tsumbas of Tibetan origin speak different dialect and they still trade with the North. The whole route is rich in typical ancient cultures and traditions. Combining Tsum valley with the Manaslu circuit region provides an entirely different and unique experience.Look out for the Himalayan Tahrs, Blue Sheeps and Snow leopards while you are arriving close to the Upper Tsum valley area. Highlights include the monasteries in Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa. The Manaslu Tsum valley trekking trail rejoins the Manaslu circuit at Lokpa and leads towards Manaslu Base Camp. The physical fitness this Manaslu region trek requires is a bit above average. So only the fit ones are recommended. Again, spring and autumn are the best times to visit Tsum valley region.Outline Itinerary:Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu, D, HotelDay 02:Preparation day in Kathmandu and sightseeing, B, HotelDay 03:Drive to Soti Khola 730m via Arughat 7hrs, BLD, LodgeDay 04:Trek to Machha Khola 930m 6hrs, BLD, LodgeDay 05:Trek to Dobhan 1070m via Tatopani (Hot Spring) 6hrs, BLD, LodgeDay 06:Trek to Philim 1570m 5hrs, BLD, LodgeDay 07:Trek to Chumling 2386m 6hrs, BLD, LodgeDay 08:Trek to Chhekampar 3010m 5hrs, BLD, LodgeDay 09:Trek to Nile 3361m via Milereppa cave and Rachen Gompa 7hrs, BLD, LodgeDay 10:Trek to Mu Gompa 3700m 4hrs, BLD, LodgeDay 11:Trek to Chhekampar 6hrs, BLD, LodgeDay 12:Trek to Lokpa 2240m 6hrs, BLD, LodgeDay 13:Trek to Bihi Phedi 1990m 5hrs, BLD, LodgeDay 14:Trek to Namrung 2630m 5hrs, BLD, LodgeDay 15:Trek to Lho 3180m 5hrs, BLD, LodgeDay 16:Trek to Sama Gaun 3530m 5hrs, BLD, LodgeDay 17:Sama Gaun for acclimatization and visit Manaslu base camp 4800m, BLD, LodgeDay 18:Trek to Samdo 3860m 5hrs, BLD, LodgeDay 19:Trek to Dharamsala / Larke phedi 4460 m 5hrs, BLD, LodgeDay 20:Cross Larke La 5106m and to Bimtang 3720 m 8hrs, BLD, LodgeDay 21:Trek to Tilije 2300m 5hrs, BLD, LodgeDay 22:Trek to Dharapani 1860 m 5hrs, BLD, LodgeDay 23:Drive to Besisahar, BLD, LodgeDay 24:Drive back to Kathmandu 7hrs, BL, HotelDay 25:Full rest day in Kathmandu, BD, HotelDay 26:International departure, B, Flight.Duration: 26 daysLocation: Tsum Valley Trekking

What's included

  • All airport and ground transfers
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant with cultural performance
  • Hotels in Kathmandu on BB basis (bed and breakfast)
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with all entrance fees
  • Tea house lodge accommodations in mountain
  • All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea / coffee)
  • Supplementary snacks like energy bars, cookies and fruits
  • Hot shower and clean drinking water
  • An experienced and English speaking guide, his salary plus insurance
  • Strong porters (2 people will sharing one) and his expenses
  • Entrance fees and permit for whole trip
  • Company T-shirt as gift and certificate of appreciation
  • Duffel bag, down jacket and sleeping bag (on request and to be returned after)
  • First Aid Medical Kit
  • All government Vat / Tax including local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Tsum Valley Trekking

What's not included

  • Nepal visa fee
  • International flight (airfare)
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Travel and emergency rescue insurance
  • Tips to guide and porters

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu, D, Hotel

Day 2: Day 02:Preparation day in Kathmandu and sightseeing, B, Hotel

Day 3: Day 03:Drive to Soti Khola 730m via Arughat 7hrs, BLD, Lodge

Day 4: Day 04:Trek to Machha Khola 930m 6hrs, BLD, Lodge

Day 5: Day 05:Trek to Dobhan 1070m via Tatopani (Hot Spring) 6hrs, BLD, Lodge

Day 6: Day 06:Trek to Philim 1570m 5hrs, BLD, Lodge

Day 7: Day 07:Trek to Chumling 2386m 6hrs, BLD, Lodge

Day 8: Day 08:Trek to Chhekampar 3010m 5hrs, BLD, Lodge

Day 9: Day 09:Trek to Nile 3361m via Milereppa cave and Rachen Gompa 7hrs, BLD, Lodge

Day 10: Day 10:Trek to Mu Gompa 3700m 4hrs, BLD, Lodge

Day 11: Day 11:Trek to Chhekampar 6hrs, BLD, Lodge

Day 12: Day 12:Trek to Lokpa 2240m 6hrs, BLD, Lodge

Day 13: Day 13:Trek to Bihi Phedi 1990m 5hrs, BLD, Lodge

Day 14: Day 14:Trek to Namrung 2630m 5hrs, BLD, Lodge

Day 15: Day 15:Trek to Lho 3180m 5hrs, BLD, Lodge

Day 16: Day 16:Trek to Sama Gaun 3530m 5hrs, BLD, Lodge

Day 17: Day 17:Sama Gaun for acclimatization and visit Manaslu base camp 4800m, BLD, Lodge

Day 18: Day 18:Trek to Samdo 3860m 5hrs, BLD, Lodge

Day 19: Day 19:Trek to Dharamsala / Larke phedi 4460 m 5hrs, BLD, Lodge

Day 20: Day 20:Cross Larke La 5106m and to Bimtang 3720 m 8hrs, BLD, Lodge

Day 21: Day 21:Trek to Tilije 2300m 5hrs, BLD, Lodge

Day 22: Day 22:Trek to Dharapani 1860 m 5hrs, BLD, Lodge

Day 23: Day 23:Drive to Besisahar, BLD, Lodge

Day 24: Day 24:Drive back to Kathmandu 7hrs, BL, Hotel

Day 25: Day 25:Full rest day in Kathmandu, BD, Hotel

Day 26: Day 26:International departure, B, Flight. Duration: 26 days Location: Tsum Valley Trekking