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Asian Adveture Treks & Expedition organizes Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking

Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha, Nepal.

 
PRLog - Jul. 12, 2011 - KATHMANDU, Nepal -- It is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha, Nepal. 'Tsum' comes from the Tibetan word 'Tsombo',which means vivid. Traditionally, Tsum valley was a currently distinct geographical area called 'Tsum Tso Chucksums', which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal Sringi Himal, Boudha Himal ranges,this peaceful Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion.The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin & speak their own dialect.The altitude of Tsum Valley trek varies from 1905m in Lhokpa to over 5093m at Ngula Dhojhyang pass on the Tibetian border.The hidden valley is surrounded by the Boudha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west,Ganesh Himal to the south & Sringi Himal to North.

People in Tsum Valley still practice polyandry system and they have their own unique culture,tradition, & dialect.They celebrate unique festival like Lhosar, Dhacyhang, Saka Dawa, Faning & 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'. The trials are 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 Lunga, pilgrimage circuit in the central Trans-Himalaya is a well known seat of learning and a seat of meditation.The circuit traverses across Tsum Valley,Manaslu area in Nepal and southern parts of Tibet.The Buddhist saint Milarepa is believed to have meditated in the caves of these mountains.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 also remained fairly intact.This trek begins from Arughat in Gorkha district,which is easily accessible from Kathmandu.

Itinerary of Tsum Valley Trekking

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Day 02: Trek preparation day
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570 m)
Day 04: Trek to Lapu Bensi (880 m)
This day we will walk 6 hours through straight trail to reach Lapu Bensi. Upto Khursani Bari it is a normal road afterwards it is little narrower till Lapu Bensi. Lapu Bensi village mainly consists of Gurung community one of the main ethnic community in Nepal

Day 05:Trek to Tatopani (hotspring) (990m)
This day we will walk 5 hours through bank of Budhi Gandaki river, crossing jungles mainly consisting sal trees. In Tatopani we can take a dip in hotspring and enjoy. Overnight at camp

Day 06:Trek to Philim (1650 m)
This day we will walk 6 hours, we have to pass several villages, cross Budhi Gandaki river, on the way towards Philim we will find high school built by Japanese people, we will have good views of Shringi himal. Overnight at camp

Day 07:Trek to Chumling (2420 m)
This day we will walk 6 hrs, walking through narrow trail, passing jungles. There we will find small village called Eklebhatti. We will come across small dukula village. After crossing Siyar khola we will reach Chumling. Overnight at camp

Day 08: Trek to Chhekampar (2930 m)  
This day we will walk 5 hrs, crossing small villages through uphill and downhill zigzag trails we will reach Chhekampar. Overnight at camp

Day 09: Trek to Nile (3361 m)
This day we will walk 4 hrs to reach Nile. We will walk along Sher Khola crossing several village. On the way we will find Chortens and Buddhist monasteries. In the evening we will reach Nile. Overnight at camp

Day 10: Trek to Mu Gompa (3700 m)
This day we will walk about 2 ½ hours to reach Mu Gompa. We will visit Monastery there. There we will find 60 monks living in the monastery but, in the winter they come to city areas because of cold and snowfall. We will stroll around the monastery and acclimatize. Overnight at camp

Day 11:Trek to Rachen (3240 m)
This day we will walk for about 4 hours. We will go to Ripchen Gompa to explore around. This Gompa accommodates Buddhist nuns only.  Overnight at camp

Day 12: Trek to Rentsam (2400 m)
This day we will walk for about 4 ½ hours. We will walk through mostly downhill trail to reach Rentsam. Overnight at camp

Day 13: Trek to Gompa Lomdang (3200 m)
This day we will walk about 3 hours. We will walk uphill and downhill trail crossing rhododendron and pine forests. In the afternoon we will reach Gompa which is a Nunnery Monastery. On the way to this Gompa we will see beautiful scenery of Ganesh Himal range. We will stroll around this Gompa till the evening. Overnight at camp

Day 14:Trek to Ripchet (2468 m)
This day we will walk for about 4 hours. Walking downhill up to Dumje,  after that crossing Langdang Khola and walking through several suspension bridges and pine forests we will reach Ripchet.

Day 15:Trek to Jagat (1410 m)
This day we will walk through Rhododendron and Pine forest, mostly downhill crossing several villages and Budhi Gandaki river through suspension bridge. After walking for about 7 hours we will reach Jagat. Overnight at camp

Day 16:Trek to Khursani Bari (820 m).
This day we will walk for about 7 hours. We will walk through narrow trekking trail. Cross small river strams. On the way we will see Langur monkeys. Overnight at camp

Day 17: Trek to Arughat
This day we will walk for about 5 hours to reach Arughat. On the way we have to cross sal forest to reach Arughat

Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu

Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holidays. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depending on your requirement.

For more information about Manaslu Tsum Valley Trekking visit
http://www.asiantreks.com

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