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Tsum Valley Trek - 21 Days

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Tsum valley trek is a holy Himalayan valley located in the northern part of Gorkha district of Nepal. Tsum Valley is amongst the most disconnected Himalayan valleys. This becomes additionally a constrained region until currently. Tsum is derived from the Tibetan word “Tsombo” which means bright. The track leads you up into the beautiful surroundings of Ganesh Himal, Budhi Gandaki River. Throughout the trek, you will witness wild and uncharted places, home to Gurung ethnic groups. The region was once part of Tibet, which looks totally different from what you will find elsewhere. The general population of Tsum or Tsumbas, welcome you with traditional Tibetian China (butter tea) and with any local meal, which represents Tsum culture. The Tsum people never kill animals, even as a sacrifice to the gods. The sun valley is highly rich in cultural, traditional assets. The Tsum Valley lies on the northern part of Manaslu and was a compelled district until 2008. The Tsum Valley conserves steps of the great Buddhist Yogi Chuchin Milarepa and story about Guru Padmasambhava.

As we leave the essential Manaslu way in the Tsum valley, all of a sudden we get a feeling of coming into the completely different valley. You will witness cold waterways, and experience the warm friendliness nature of local people. We furthermore go to authentic Gumbas (Buddhists Monasteries) of the region which includes: Ranchen Gumba and Dephyudonma Gumba. Each day you will walk between 5-8 hours, with the highest point of the trek being 4,000m above the largest monasteries in the valley, Mu Gumba.

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Day 1
Arriving in Kathmandu

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Day 2
Tsum Valley Restricted area trekking permit preparation and briefing of Trek

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Day 3
From Kathmandu to Arughat (600m)7to8 Hrs drive

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Day 4
Trek from Arughat(600m) to Soti Khola(700m)

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Day 5
Soti Khola (700m) to Machha Khola(870m)

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Day 6
Trek from Machha Khola (870m) to Jagat(2340m)

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Day 7
Trek from Jagat(2340m) to Lokpa

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Day 8
Trek from Lokpa to Chumling(2386m)

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Day 9
Trek from Chumling (2386m) to Chhokangparo(3010m)

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Day 10
Trek from Chhokangparo(3010m) to Chhule/Nile(3361m)

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Day 11
Trek from the Nile(3361m) to Mu Gumpa(3700m)

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Day 12
Trek from Mu Gumpa (3700m) to Rachen Gumba

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Day 13
Trek from Rachen Gumpa to Dumje

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Day 14
Trek from Dumje to Gumpa Lungdang (3,200m)

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Day 15
Trek from Gumpa Lungden (3,200m) to Ripchet

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Day 16
Trek from Ripchet to Dobhan(1070m)

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Day 17
Trek from Dobhan(1,070m) to Soti Khola (700m)

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Day 18
Drive from Sotikhola(700m) to Arughat(1300m)

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Day 19
Drive back to Kathmandu

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Day 20
Leisure day in Kathmandu

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Day 21
Kathmandu Departure

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The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

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How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

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What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

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What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

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Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

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