Manaslu Region, Tsum Valley Trekking, Gorkha, Larkya Pass:
The sacred Himalayan pilgrimage site "Tsum Valley" situated in Nepal mid western part of Gorkha districts nearby Tibetan Border. 'Tsum' derived from Tibetan word 'Tsombo' which means vivid. Conventionally, Tsum Valley was a currently distinct geographical area called 'Tsum Tso Chucksums', which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. Beside the majestic backdrop of the snowcapped Himalayan ranges, this tranquil Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion dragging from centuries. People of Tsum Valley are of Tibetan origin "Gurung ethnic groups" practice Buddhist religion, speak their own dialect and they have their own culture and custom very rich.
The varies altitude of Tsum Valley trek begins from 1,905m in Lhokpa to over 5,093m at Ngula Dhojhyang pass on the Tibatan border. The hidden Tsum Valley is surrounded by the Boudha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south and Sringi Himal to North. Unique natural beauty, Mountains, Landscape, holy site, its pristine culture and Tradition similar as Tibet people of here are main appeal of the Trekking in Tsum Valley. The trial of Tsum Valley Trip is strewn with artistic Chortens and lined with Mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with drawings of deities and inscribed with prayers. The famous Kyimo Lung, a pilgrimage circuit in the central Trans-Himalaya is a well known seat of learning and meditation. Local believed that Buddhist saint Milarepa meditated in the caves of these mountains, so this place is holey. Still you can see incredible foot print of Milarepa on clif, where now days built Milarepa Monastery. Tsum Valley preserves steps of the great Buddhist Yogi Chyuchin Milarepa and story about Guru Padmasambhava circumbulation. The people here never slaughter animals, even as sacrifice to the gods. People in Tsum Valley still follow polyandry system and they have their own unique culture, tradition, and dialect. Tsum people celebrate unique festival like Lhosar, Dhacyhang, Saka Dawa, Faning and others. Many residents of this valley report that they have seen or found the signs of Mehti, commonly referred as the 'Yeti' or 'Abominable Snowman'. Upper Tsum valley (part of the inner Himalaya) opens from remote VDCs Chhekampar and Chumchet (Lower Tsum), where hospitable local people (Tibetan group "Tsombo") welcome you with traditional Tibetan Chiya (butter tea) and local meal. It is so remote that the ancient relics are still seen. Due to its remoteness and inaccessibility, this sacred valley and its people have been bypassed by mainstream development for centuries. As a result, the unique culture of this valley has remained intact. The restricted area Trekking in Tsum Valley begins from Arughat in Gorkha district, which is easily accessible from Kathmandu and the trail, follows the winding Budi Gandaki River through wild and unexplored country inhabited mainly Gurung until it reaches the first elevated Tsum Valley with magnificent vistas of the Ganesh Himal and other surrounding peaks. The Valley is bounded by high passes - the Ngula Dhoj Hyang (5,093 m) to the west and Yamdro Pass (5,326m) to the north.
Tsum Valley Trekking is possible to make shorter and longer as our Clients demands; most of trekkers do this trip via the Larka La Pass then over in Besi Sahar but some trekkers continue their trek to Annapurna circuit, Tilicho Lake or Narphu valley as well as Rupinala Pass. Trekking in Tsum Valley use to operate mostly camping basis / tent camp treks but now a day's it is possible Home stay Trekking. Nepal Mother House Treks & Expeditions organize recently open "Tsum Valley Treks" any time all over the year except snowing season with our highly experienced guides and staffs according our Clients requirement and holiday schedule. But the best time is September, October, November and March, April, May. This is recommended only for highly qualified and adventurous people who love to test adventure travel in Nepal Himalaya adopting real rural lifestyle.
Windproof jacket and warm down-filled jacket for the cold.
Comfortable trousers for men and loose skirts for women during the day.
Trekking Boots, Gloves, hat or cap, sun glasses, sun block, lip balm, etc. To avoid sun burn as the sun in high altitude can be quite intense.
Lightweight trekking shoes, warm woolen/ thermal socks. (If one is afraid of cold, otherwise, plain ordinary socks will suffice.
Thermal undergarments this is for the night which might be a bit cold, otherwise, tracksuit should suffice.
Flashlight and spare batteries.
Camera and loads of film.
Package Includes :
Arrival and Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
Hotel in Kathmandu before trip and after trip with BBB Plan.
Welcome and farewell Dinner with Nepali Culture Restaurant.
All ground transportation by private vehicles or Comfort Tourist bus.
Warm down Jacket and Sleeping Bag for the trek.
English Speaking friendly Guide with government license holder, a cook and required number of Potters their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine.
Trekking Permit and TIMS Cards.
Medical Kit Bag for the trek.
All government and local taxes if necessary.
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing by City Tour Guide with entries fee.
Full board meal and Tea, coffee during camping, prepared by our cook.
Tented accommodation and equipment during the camping trek. (We will provide fully water proof two men tents, dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents, shower tent etc.).
Boiled and purify drinking water during the trek.
Tourist service charge, vat and Governments Tax.
Package Excludes :
Cold drinks; cock, fanta, sprite and mine water, Phone calls, laundry, beer and bar bills.
Tips for guide and potters.
Travel and Rescue Insurance (compulsory).
Shopping, souvenirs or gift.
Personal mountaineering gears.
Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.
International airfare and airport departure tax.
Visa fee (US$ 30 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for 60 days from date of issue. You will require 2 passport size photos.
Keep all receipts that you have until arrive home.
No flashy stuff-jewelers, valuables etc.
Strongly advised not to go wandering unless in large group (the "poor" men would have to suffer at the hands of the ladies who would want to shop).
Always be aware of your surroundings.
Do not / not give money to street children/beggars.
Entrance to some temples may be prohibited for non-Hindus.
Leather articles are prohibited inside temple precinct.
Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu
Upon arrival at International Airport, our waiting support team will meet and greet you at the airport assist and transfer to the Hotel (star category, very nice and centrally located at Thamel, take rest and free at afternoon.
Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing pre-Treks (1,350m)
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (535m) -8 to 9 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse/ hotel
Day 4: Trek Arughat to Soti Khola (720m) -6 to 7 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse
Day 5: Trek Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m) -6 to 7 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse
Day 6: Trek Machha Khola to Thulo Dhunga(1,250m) -6 to7 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse
Day 7: Trek Dhunga to Philim (1,570 m) -5 to 6 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse (enter in Restricted Area
Day 8: Trek Philim to Chumling (Lower Tsum) (2,361m)-7 to 8 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse
Day 9: Trek Chumling to Chhekampar (Upper Tsum) (3,010 m) -5 to 6 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse
Day 10: Trek Chhekampar to Chhule-Nile (3,361m), visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave on the way -6 to 7 Hours stay
Day 11: Trek Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3,210 m) -5 to 6 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse or home stay
Day 12: Trek Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2,405m) -6 to 7 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse or home stay
Day 13: Trek Dumje to Pewa (1765m) - 4 to 5 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse or home stay
Day 14: Trek Pewa to Ghap (2165m) - 6 to 6 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse or home stay
Day 15: Trek Ghap to Lho (3180m) 5 to 6 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse or home stay
Day 16: Trek Lho to Sama Gaon (Ro) (3525m) - 5 to 6 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse or home stay
Day 17: Explore day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization stay overnight at Teahouse or home stay
Day 18: Trek Sama Gaun to Samdo (3850m) - 4 to 5 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse or home stay
Day 19: Trek Samdo to Dharamsala High Camp (Larkya Phedi) (4460m) - 5 to 6 Hours stay overnight at Tented Ca
Day 20: Trek Larkey Phadi to via Larkya La (4930m) to Bimphedi (3590m) - 7 to 8 Hours stay overnight at Teah
Day 21: Trek Bimphadi to Tilje (2300m) - 6 to 7 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse
Day 22: Trek Tilje to Chyamje (1430m) - 5 to 6 hours walk (enter in Annapurna main Trekking Trail) Drive to
Day 23: Drive Besisahar to Kathmandu -5 to 6 hours stay overnight at Teahouse (then your own destination or
Package Terms & Conditions :
Terms & Conditions
A company Nepal Mother House Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd is incorporated under the laws of Nepal Government and accepts your reservations under the following terms and conditions. We encourage you to need the teams and condition travel in Nepal. To submit the travel booking, have to agreement terms and condition between Client and Nepal Mother House.
Nepal Mother House shall be referred to as company/ we.
The Client shall be referred to as trekkers/ you.
How to Booking and Payment:
When you fixed the trip your passport photo copy and 20% of the total amount is required to pay in advance for reservation of a Ticket, Hotel Accommodation and Trekking permit process and Client can using any means pay us. The remaining payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.
Note: Client can send passport photo copy by attaching to mail or fax.
Health and Fitness:
Of course! People are none, conscious for their health. Even though we try to remind you required good health and fitness for all trips, so check your physical condition before you book the trip.
Travelers /Trekkers most have travel Insurance which covers accidents, illness and emergency evacuation in the case of you need to be rescued. It is essential that you obtain suitable holiday insurance before joining one of our tours. This must cover you fully against repatriation costs should you become too ill to continue with the tour and must, above all, cover the evacuation of yourself from remote regions, should the need arise. Therefore, Nepal Mother House Treks recommend you use an insurance package through a reliable company in your own country.
Passport and Visa:
The Client must have a veiled passport with at 6 month validity from return date Nepalese consulate in your country or immigration office Tribhuban Airport in Kathmandu.
If you cancel your booking after you paid deposited, following percentage will be charged for cancellation:
If you cancel the trip 30-20 Days before the trip departure date: 45%
If you cancel the trip 20-10 Days before the trip departure date: 55%
If you cancel the trip 10- 5 Days before the trip departure date: 65%
If you cancel the trip 5- 2 Days before the trip departure date: 75 %
If you cancel the trip 24 hours before the trip departure date: 100% (No refundable)
Note: We offer the Client, If incase you have to postpone trip you can do but have informed us through mail or phone within 2 weeks before departure date. You will have to pay increased amount during this period.
We require normally US$ 35% deposit per person for the reservation the trip but some type of packages require more than normal deposit. Though we do not require it, we would appreciate payment in full before you arrive in Nepal.
Risk and & Liability:
Nepal Mother House Treks have directed towards the fulfillment every desire of Clients. We perform our duties honestly and seriously to make your journey unforgettable memorial ever never. All though, Nepal Mother House Treks will not take any responsibility regarding any change and alternations in the itinerary due to the various reasons like unavoidable circumstances such as land-slides, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents cases. Any extra cost has to pay by Clients on the spots. Every client must provide for their own insurance that adequately covers against medical and person rescue.
We reserve the right to refuse to continue to carry any passenger(s) causing inconvenience or annoyance to other travelers/trekkers, or creating difficulties that would hamper the smooth running of a trip. We shall not be liable for any loss or damage to baggage or personal possessions, or any consequential losses resulting there from. If a traveler/trekker is injured or becomes ill, all evacuation and hospital expenses, doctors' fees and repatriation costs are the traveler/trekker's responsibility, and Nepal Mother House Treks & Expedition shall not be liable for any refund of the tour fare. It is the traveler/trekker's responsibility to have valid passports and all visas and equipment that may be required on the selected tour. We do not accept responsibility for failure to obtain these visas for any reason, and do not accept responsibility for any passports or documents left with us for this purpose.