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Tsum Valley - the Himalayan Shangri La
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Tsum Valley - The Himalayan Shangri~La
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* Adventure through the Buri Gandaki / Budhi Gandaki valley, rich with diverse picturesque scenery, from the paddy terraces to the high arctic terrain
* Constant views of the world's highest mountain range including, Mt. Manaslu and Ganesh Himal,
* In the backdrop of ancient traditional Buddhist culture
* Charming villages in the ancient trans-Himalayan trade route

Introduction:

The word "Tsum" is derived from the word "Tsombo" meaning vibrant and stunning in Tibetan language.The magnificent hidden valley of Tsum is located in between the massif peaks of Bauddha-Himal Chuli and Ganesh Himal in the close environs of the world's eighth highest peak Mt. Manaslu. Also known as "The Valley of Himalayan Pilgrimage", Tsum Valley is situated in northern Gorkha district of Nepal and is truly an amazing area.
 
The path here leads up towards the valley of River Buri Gandaki and passes through the wild and unexplored area inhabited mainly by the people of the Gurung ethnic groups. A good cup of the locally cultivated organic coffee and Tatopani hot springs will truly relax you during this exhausting hike. The upper Tsum valley, which is a part of the central Inner Himalaya, opens up from a place called Chhokangparo. That is where the hospitable locals of Tibetan group "Tsombo" welcome you with traditional buttered and salted Tibetan tea and local foods. The Valley of Tsum is exceptionally rich in cultural heritage. The valley is dotted with gompas (Buddhist monasteries), chortens and Mani walls. The longest Mani walls are over 250m in Dzong and Phurpe.
 
The valley people have conserved the steps of the great Buddhist Yogi Chyuchin Milareppa and story about Guru Padmasambhava circumambulation.
 
The old people of this valley believe that they have seen or found the signs of Mehti, commonly referred to as the Yeti or 'Abominable Snowman'.
 
The people here are of Sringi Himal to the North. People in Tsum Valley still practise polyandry system and they have their own unique culture, tradition, and dialect.
 
They celebrate the ancient Tibetan festivals such as Lhosar, Dhacyhang, and Saga Dawa.
 
To conclude, this amazing valley can be your quest to the raw and absolute wilderness adventure destinations, to be in the off beaten and time withered route of Tsum.

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with half day guided tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat 535m via Gorkha.
Day 04: Trek from Arughat to Liding 860m. 4-5 hrs Overnight camping.
Day 05: Trek to Machhakhola 930m. 4-5 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Jagat 1,410m. 5-6 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Lokpa 2,040m.5-6 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Chumling 2,363m. 5-6 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Chhokangparo.3,010m 5-6 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Chhule-Nile 3,361m 5-6 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Mu Gompa 3,700m. 4-5 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Rachen Gompa 3,240m. 4-5 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Dumje 2,440m. 4-5 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Gumba Lungdang 3,200m. 5-6 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Ripchet 2,468m. 5-6 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Dobhan 1,070m. 4-5 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Soti Khola 720m 5-6 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Arughat 535m. 5-6 hrs.
Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer at respective Hotels hotel.
Day 20: In Kathmandu free day for independent activities.
Day 21: International Departure.
 Departure Dates  Availability
 06 May-26 May  Available
 04 Nov-24 Nov  Available
Price includes following services:
 1.  Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
 2.  Airport transfers in Kathmandu.
 3.  Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.
 4.  Transportation Kathmandu / Arughat / Kathmandu by private Non AC Vehicle.
 5.  Trekking & camping arrangement backed by Sherpa crew on full board basis.
 6.  Applicable Trekking Permit & Conservation Fees.
 7.  Insurance for Nepalese crew.
 
Our price does not include followings:
 1.  International flights to / from Kathmandu.
 2.  Nepal entry visa fees.
 3.  Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu Hotels.
 4.  Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
 5.  Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.
 6.  Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.
 7.  Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
 8.  Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
 9.  Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.
Extensions

If you are not tied up with time limitations, or have more time before or after your main trip with us, you can join / take following extension trips to make your holiday even interesting. According to extra time you have, you can choose a visit to National Parks for jungle safari viewing rare animals, migrant birds and exotic reptiles or enjoy the whitewater rafting or take a cultural tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot or even make a quick visit to neighboring countries of Tibet – Roof of the world, India – The country of wonders, Bhutan – The Dragon Kingdom. We can add these extensions before or after your holiday according to the flights that you have booked / can book. Beside these, if you even want just stay in Kathmandu for relax or any independent activities, we can book extra nights at the Hotel. You can book these extensions together with your main trip booking.


Chitwan National Park:

It is one of the oldest and popular National Parks in Nepal recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Site. More than 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros and some 100 nocturnal Royal Bengal Tigers have made their home in this dense forest. There are an estimated 50 species of mammals, over 526 species of birds, 49 amphibians and reptiles and 150 species of butterflies. ...(More)

 

Bardia National Park:

The far west Nepal is one of the least explored regions of the Himalayas. Within this region is a seldom visited National Park, which still offers challenging adventure. Bardia National Park is the largest park in the lowland Terai covering an area of 968 sq kms and remains a very much untouched wilderness which appeals to the nature lovers. The park situated in Nepal’s Western Terai was established to protect representative ecosystems ...(More)

 

Kathmandu:

It is a treasure trove of ancient art and architecture that lie hidden in the labyrinth of manmade structures. The ancient pagoda temples and Buddhist stupas stand majestically above the rest of the landmarks. The Palace squares fascinate visitors with its exquisite woodwork and carving. You can extend your holiday from 1-3 days visiting these sites. ...(More)

 

Pokhara:
Pokhara is most popular tourist destination after Kathmandu, not because of its easy accessibility but because of its scenic beauty and proximity to many Himalayas. Rarely does a tourist miss a trip to this beautiful valley of lakes and mountain views. Ekai Kawaguchi who was the earliest visitor of this district, was awed by its beauty. The Annapurna range of the Himalayas dominates the landscape around Pokhara and many of treks and ...(More)

 

Nagarkot:

Nagarkot is one of the most popular hill resorts on the fringe of the Kathmandu valley. With an elevation of 2,195m, is 32 kms away from Kathmandu offers a panoramic view of the valley and is described by the visitors as a place whose beauty endures year round. The extraordinary view of the Himalayan peaks from Dhaulagiri to Kanchenjunga is stupendous. Sunrise view from here is truly magnificent. ...(More)

 

Tibet:

Encircled within Himalayan fortress, the image of Tibet has portrayed as “Shangr-la” in the western world. A ‘Land of Snows’ and the ‘Roof of the World’ is mysterious in a way that few other places are. Following virtual closure after the Chinese annexation of the Buddhist Kingdom, Tibet was opened to foreign tourism in 1984. Tibet has become dream adventure destination for the people living in the most sophisticated silicon cities. ...(More)

 

India:
The country of wonders, the lively bazaars, ornate architecture and the something puzzling customs of Indians make any visit a refreshing from the western life. Endowed with a backdrop of that can be anything from snow capped mountain to palm-lined beach, Indian rarely fails to delight adventurous travelers. India is considered to be the rich cultural melting pot with its colorful festivals of all the religion and people, blending well with magnificent landscape  ...(More)

 

Bhutan:

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, commonly known as ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ is regarded as the last paradise on earth is slowly emerging from centuries of self-imposed isolation. Closed for the outside world until early seventies, Bhutan has adopted the regulated tourism policy for its visitors in this tiny Himalayan Kingdom by allowing to enter limited numbers of tourists every year. Bhutan has retained its religious and cultural values ...(More)

 

River Rafting:

Rafting is undoubtedly the best way to explore the Arcadian Nepal. It involves excitement, scenic views and challenge. Nepal has numerous fine rivers for rafting, kayaking or canoeing. The most prominent white water rafting regions are the eastern, the mid and the western rivers. Of all these regions, river Trisuli and the Bhotekoshi are the main popular rafting rivers for short trips. The rivers sometimes offer hair raising roller coaster rides. ...(More)

 

Mount Everest Flight:
Mountain flight is truly a memorable experience that one should not miss out in Nepal. If you feel you have not seen enough mountains, the mountain flight is the right choice to rejoice with spectacular panoramic mountains’ views. The bird’s eye view of the 6 mighty mountains above 8,000m out of the 14 from a close range is simply unbelievable. The one hour magic flight will make it possible for you to view uninterruptedly all the enchanting beauty ...(More)

 

Bungy Jumping:

(Jumping beyond imagination): Just imagination of jumping down from a bridge of 160m above a tropical gorge with the Bhote Koshi, one of the Nepal’s wildest rivers raging below is enough to make your heartbeat run faster. It is the thrill of Bungy jumping as it there is no fun for real adventure lover if challenge is not so hard and difficult. It is located within a reach of 4 hours outside Kathmandu and just 19 kms away from the Tibet Border. ...(More)

 

Paragliding:

(Flying like a bird): Paragliding is relatively new adventure sports in Nepal. Paragliding in this Himalayan country can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seekers. You can experience unparalleled scenic grandeur as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites while floating over the villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and the jungle with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas. ...(More)

 

Ultralight Flight:

Ultralight aircraft is being operated from Pokhara. It has an unique blend of both mountain and plateau area. While flying over the Pokhara valley, you will not miss the scenic beauty of both the Himalayas and the most famous lake of Nepal, Phewa Tal. The flight will be a journey through nature. Don’t miss this truly unique experience. ...(More)

 

Hotels:

We have allowed our packages with just right number of nights of hotel accommodations which enables you to spend nights with quick visits of local market or monuments in the area. However if you have some extra days before or after your main package holiday, you can spend extra nights in Kathmandu or nearby destinations so that you can cover the interesting sights or just relax while you are here. ...(More)

 

Hotel Yak & Yeti:

The Hotel Yak & Yeti with the historic character, suitable for both short or long stay, is fashioned as the fusion of modern design and the noblesse of original heritage interiors. This exceptional city centre hotel is located minutes away from both domestic and international airport. It continues to be the city's leading luxury hotel for business and leisure. ...(More)

 

Hotel Shanker:

Shanker Hotel is housed in a palace built at the turn of the 19th century by a Rana Maharajah with a penchant for French architecture, international cuisine and Eastern hospitality. It was converted into a hotel in 1964. The façade and traditions were kept intact but the interior was redesigned to give travelers the kind of comfort they would expect of a world class hotel. You will live in palace when you live at Hotel Shanker. ...(More)

 

Hotel Malla:
Superbly located between the Royal Palace and Kathmandu's fashionable tourist district, Thamel, in the heart of the city. The Malla Hotel is only a 20 minutes drive from Kathmandu's International airport. Besides excellent accommodation and Central location the Malla Hotel is Offering a well equipped business center, extensive meeting and conference facilities, a health club with the latest work out equipment, sauna, massage, steambath and jacuzzi. ...(More)

 

Hotel Marshyangdi:

Hotel Marshyangdi situated in the heart of Thamel is the best choice for those who want to be in the main tourist hub of Kathmandu. Because of its friendly & professional staff, home like atmosphere, Marshyangdi has been a popular name and home away from home for most of the repeated visitors. The hotel now has 50 deluxe and 5 mini suite rooms besides the regular standard rooms. ...(More)

Trip Facts
  • Trip Name : Tsum Valley - The Himalayan Shangri~La
  • Trip Duration : 21 Days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate/Adventurous
  • Trip Date :
  • Activity : Trek and Walks
  • Highest Altitude : m
  • Month : Apr-May, Oct-Nov

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