A beautiful break in the Living Valley.

A unique journey in this amazing valley, authentic piece of Tibet in deepest Nepal. As The Tsum Valley and its inhabitants have always stayed out of modernity, the Tibetan Buddhism culture  is still intact. Many Lamas reincarnated and Milarepa would have meditated in this place. So it has become sacred to Buddhists.

You will discover villages, monasteries, fields of barley, herds of horses and yaks, under the benevolent gaze of Ganesh Himal (7 400m).

HIGHLIGHTS

- Valley totally preserved and recently opened to trekkers
- Contacts with friendly people of Tibetan culture
- Views of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal
- Wild nature, horses and yaks in the mountain pastures at altitude

Itinerary

  • Level of Trek: Easy
  • Best Period: March - April & October - November
  • Accomodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodge/Homestay during trek

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Day

Airport pick-up, transfer to hotel.

- Accommodation: Hotel

Free day. Getting special permits for the Tsum valley and Manaslu.

- Accommodation: Hotel

We reach Gorkha by van in about 5 hours. Visit to the palace of Prithvi Narayan Shah, the founder of Nepal.

- Hours of walking: 2h
- Accomodation: Guest House

We hike up to the valley of Dhorandi Khola.

- Hours of walking: 5h 
- Accommodation: Lodge

We continue along the same river to Ranglung. Then we start a steep climb to Barpak.

- Ascent: +1000m
- Hours of walking: 6h
- Accommodation: Lodge

- Hours of walking: 7h
- Accommodation: Lodge

- Hours of walking: 6h
- Accommodation: Lodge

We walk along the river and reach the first gorges. Then we cross typical villages and stop in Jagat at the foot of the Great Stupa (1 350m).

- Hours of walking: 7h
- Accommodation: Lodge

Region inhabited by Gurungs and Tibetans. Ascent to Gnyak.

- Hours of walking: 8h
- Accommodation: Lodge

We descend to the the Budhi Gandaki that we cross before going up and entering the Tsum Valley, along the Shyar Khola. We get closer and closer to Ganesh Himal. From here, we cross Tibetan culture villages. As a reward, when we arrive, we get to see the beautiful village of Lokpa, in the Tsum Valley.

- Hours of walking: 6-7h
- Accommodation: Lodge

We start our walk through a very pretty pine forest and then through villages in the middle of barley, buckwheat and potato crops, as in all Tibetan-dominated highlands. We then reach Chhokangparo from where we can enjoy the view of Ganesh Himal, Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli. Chhokangparo is home to three monasteries. Then we continue to Rachen Gompa. The largest convent in Nepal has about one hundred Gelugpa nuns. In a cliff neaby (about 20 minutes walk) is a sacred cave where the hermit saint Milarepa once meditated.

- Ascent: +850m
- Hours of walking: 6-7h
- Accommodation:Lodge

We cross several villages before reaching Nile where we have lunch. Nile is also home to a Gelugpa monastery, the last monastery before the Tibetan border. It lies there in a mineral universe, at the gates of Tibet

- Ascent: + 550m
- Hours of walking: 5h
- Accommodation: Lodge

If the weather allows us, after an excursion to Kalung and Bhajyo, separated from Tibet by a pass, we descend to Rachen Gompa.

- Descent: - 500m
- Hours of walking : 4h
- Accommodation: Lodge

Easy day of trek, down to Rentsam, near Dumje. On our left, is the valley leading to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp.

- Descent: - 800m
- Hours of walking: 5h
- Accommodation: Lodge
We take the opposite bank by Ripchet, instead of Chumling. We drive along Shiar Khola and walk to the village of Lokpa, at the confluence of the Bhudi Gandaki. Great views of the Ganesh Himal and Shringi Himal.

- Descent: - 400m
- Hours of walking: 6h
- Accommodation: Lodge

Long day of easy descent into the valley of the Bhudi Gandaki that we cross after Philim.

- Descent: - 700m
- Hours of walking: 7h
- Accommodation: Lodge

We find the luxuriance of the subtropical vegetation, and trace our way through the Gurung, Chettri and Bahun villages.

- Descent: - 350m
- Hours of walking: 6h
- Accommodation: uest House

Last day of trek in the mountains of moderate altitude, in the “hills” : villages and rice terraces.

- Descent: - 350m
- Hours of walking: 7h
- Accommodation: Lodge

6 hours drive in jeep to reach Kathmandu.
The rest of day is free.

- Accommodation: Hotel

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