- The scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola
- Exploration of the Tibetan culture and lifestyle
- Waterfalls, rivers and caves along the way
- A comparatively easy trek with no fear of altitude sickness
- Wildlife animals like blue sheep and Himalayan Thar
- Many Buddhist monasteries
- Prayer flags and Mani walls along the route
- Stunning views of mountains like Ganesh Himal and Himal Chuli
- Beautiful pine, juniper and rhododendron forests.
Tsum Valley Trek is one of Discover the secret Tibetan Buddhist land lying at the edge of one of the most secluded Himalayan valleys. Tsum Valley is one of the 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 travellers 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 endpoint is Soti Khola, a seven more 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.
Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3: Kathmandu - Arugath Bazar (550 m, 1805 ft) - Soti Khola (700 m, 2296 ft) 7-8 hrs
Day 4: Soti Khola (700 m, 2296 ft) - Machhakhola (869 m, 2851 ft) 5-6 hours
Day 5: Machhakhola (869 m, 2851 ft) - Jagat (1340 m, 4396 ft) 7-8 hours
Day 6: Jagat (1340 m, 4396 ft) – Lokpa (2240 m, 7349 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 7: Lokpa (2240 m, 7349 ft) - Chumling (2385 m, 7824 ft) 4-5 hrs
Day 8: Chumling (2385 m, 7824 ft) - Chhokang Paro (3031 m, 9944 ft) 4-5 hrs
Day 9: Chhokang Paro (3031 m, 9944 ft) - Nile (3361 m, 11026 ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 10: Nile (3361 m, 11026 ft) - Mu Gompa (3700 m, 12139 ft) 4 hrs – Back to Nile (3361 m, 11026 ft) 2 hrs
Day 11: Nile (3361 m, 11026 ft) – Chumling (2385 m, 7824 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 12:) – Chumling (2385 m, 7824 ft) – Jagat (1340 m, 4396 ft) 6-7 hrs
Day 13: Jagat (1340 m, 4396 ft) - Machhakhola (869 m, 2851 ft) 5-6 hrs
Day 14: Machhakhola (869 m, 2851 ft) - Soti Khola (700 m, 2296 ft) 3 hrs trekking, drive back to Kathmandu Drive
Day 15: Drive to Airport for Return flight
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