Tsum Valley the secret Tibetan Buddhist land lying at the edge of one of the most secluded Himalayan valleys. One of 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, Shringi 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 travelers 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.
Starting and ending point of the Trek is Arughat, a seven 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, Machha Khola, Jagat and Philim. We also visit the ancient Gombas of the region such as: Rachen Gompa,Mu Gompa, Dephyudonma Gompa. Download Pdf
- Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)
- Lodge and Homestay
- Local Bus or Jeep
- Helicopter : AS 350 B3E (H125)
- Capacity : 1 pilot + 6 Passengers
- Max takeoff weight : 2250 kg
- Power Plant : 1 Turbomeca Arriel 2D
- Service Sling : 23000 Ft
- Rate of Climb : 1818 fpm
- Cruising Speed : 137 knots
- Call Sign: 9N – AKP & 9N AKG
Note: The above itinerary can be tailor made as per client's request, we can make the itinerary shorter/Longer by cutting or adding days, People who have longer time can add the White Water Rafting, Jungle safari tour in Chitwan National park, Paragliding and Zeep Flyer in Pokhara and other extra activities so feel free to write us on firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.How to book a trip ?
- Day 1 : Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) Kathmandu
- Day 2 : Get permits, preparation or sightseeing in Kathmandu.Included meals:Breakfast Dinner
- Day 3 : Drive to Arughat 600m. from Kathmandu; 7-8 hours drive.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
- Day 4 : Trek to Soti Khola 710m. 4 hrs walk.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
- Day 5 : Tre to Machha Khola 887m. 6 hrs walk.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
- Day 6 : Trek to Jagat 1345m. 6-7 hrs walk.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
- Day 7 : Trek to Lakpa 2,240m. 6 hrs walk.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
- Day 8 : Trek Chumling 2,386m. (Lower Tsum) 4-5 hrs walk.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
- Day 9 : Trek to Chhokangparo 3,031m. 4-5 hrs walk.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
- Day 10 : Trek to Nile 3,347m. via Milarepa Cave, 5-6 hrs walk.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
- Day 11 : Excursion Mu Gompa 3,700m. and Dhephyudonma Gompa 4,060m. 5-6 hrs. Walk.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
- Day 12 : Trek to Chhekamparo 3,031m. 4-5 hrs walk.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
- Day 13 : Trek to Gumpa Lungdang 3,200m. 6 hrs walk.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
- Day 14 : Ganesh Himal Base Hike.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
- Day 15 : Trek to Lokpa, 6-7 hrs. Walk.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
- Day 16 : Trek to Jagat, 6-7 hrs walk.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
- Day 17 : Trek to Lapubesi 6-7 hrs walk.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
- Day 18 : Trek to Arughat, approximately 6-7 hrs walk.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
- Day 19 : Drive to Kathmandu from Arughat, 7-8 hrs drive.Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
- Day 20 : Departure day from Kathmandu (12,64m)
Full Board Service Includes
Cost and payment details
- Airport-hotel-airport pick and drop by private car/van
- 3 nights Hotels*** in Kathmandu, B&B service.
- Well experienced, government registered, English speaking and friendly guide.
- All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
- Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits during the trek.
- All ground transportation
- first aid kit
- Lodge and homestay accommodation during the trek
- Food, accommodation, salary of the guide and porters.
- Tsum Valley special permit and other necessary permits
- Thuraya SAT Phone (For emergency use only)
- Office service charge, government tax and vat etc.
- Insurance for guide and porter
The cost is depending on group size, affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters, requisite of Hotel in Kathmandu, method of land/air transport. The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers. Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified. Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost. For Total Tour cost EMAIL US, we will send you within 24 hours as your requirements.Why we dont't include cost in our website?
NOTE: To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement Xtreme Climbers desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That is why we have decided to clarify our customers that due to the following reasons mentioned below we have not included the cost of each package in the company website.
Climbing season: The climbing permit royalty cost for mountain will be different during Spring and Autumn season. Normally most of the climbers climbs Himalayas in the Spring season. Climbing permit during Autumn will be 50% less than the spring season.
The cost of the trip depends on Number of persons joining in group for High expedition or Mountain Climbing including number of climbers, non-climber, base camp supporters, medical doctors, The number of climbing Sherpa guides, high altitude porters, kitchen crew, mode of transport you prefer and many other factors can affect the cost of the trip. Alpine climbing guide as well as the category of the hotel accommodation and the facilities that you aspire in the mountains affect the cost.
We operate the High Expeditions, Peak Climbing in full arrangement package and basic arrangement service (full board or base camp service) which directly affects the expedition cost.
Request numbers of oxygen, mask regulators and the brands the clients require
The itinerary may be changed after reaching an understanding between the agency and the client. Other activities could be added or reduced as per the client's request before processing the trip. Price for reduced activities could be deducted and additional activities could be added in mutual understanding.
Either you want to operate this expedition as international group joining basics of Xtreme Climbers or individual (private arrangement) expedition.
Type of high camp food that clients require. Any specialized food that has to be ordered from foreign countries will be costlier compared to the one available here.
Either any of the climbers intend to attempt any world records? If so, do they require special services or equipment?
Due to the reasons mentioned above we would like to discuss with our client directly before offering the cost. So please feel free to drop your queries in email@example.com or login to www.xtremeclimbers.com for any information about your selected package.
Full Board Service Excludes
Cost and payment details
- Hard drinks, beverages such as Coke, fanta, mineral water, laundry service and toiletries.
- Hot showers, hot water, internet, phone calls and personal nature expenses.
- Personal travel insurance, Nepal visa, international air ticket laundry services.
- Rescue operation charge in case of emergency, hiring horse and extra porter.
- Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver.
The cost is depending on group size, affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters, requisite of Hotel in Kathmandu, method of land/air transport. The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers. Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified. Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost. For Total Tour cost EMAIL US, we will send you within 24 hours as your requirements.
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is common at high altitudes sickness. In general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally in altitudes of over 3000 m. The symptoms of altitude sickness are due to lower air pressure at high altitudes, which results in lower oxygen levels as you breathe the air in. The air is under less pressure and this makes it harder for your body to get the oxygen out of the air and into the circulation. It's this extra strain on the body that causes altitude sickness.
Symptoms tend to be worse at night and include headache, dizziness, and lethargy, loss of appetite, nausea, breathlessness and irritability. Difficulty sleeping is another common symptom.
The major symptoms of altitude sickness Initial symptoms
- Periods of sleeplessness
- Runny nose.
- Extra tiredness
- Occasional loss of appetite
- Feeling laziness
- Wish to vomiting
- Periodic breathing
Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.
- Headache and vomiting
- Racing heartbeat
- Loss of apatite
- Hard to breath
- Extra tired
- Dry Raspy cough
When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.
- Worsening headache and vomiting
- Swelling of hands and face
- Reduced urine output
- Walking with a staggering gait
- Increased tiredness
- Breathing irregularity
- Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
- Changes in the ability to think
- Changes in normal behavior
If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.
To prevent acute mountain sickness:
- If possible, don't fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
- If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
- If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
- Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
- If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don't go higher until symptoms decrease.
- Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
- Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
- Take it easy and don't overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
- Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don't smoke.
- Don't push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
- Avoid taking sleeping pills.
- Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
- Bring adequate medicine.
- If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
- Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
- Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
- Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
- Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
- Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
- Never leave or descent sick person along.
- Avoid getting cold.
- Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer
Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit - consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.
- Aspirin or paracetamol - for pain or fever
- Antihistamine - for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
- Antibiotics consider including these if you're traveling well off the beaten track' see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
- Loperamides or Diphenoxylate 'blockers' for diarrhea' Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
- Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
- Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
- Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
- Antifungal cream or powder - for fungal skin infections and thrush.
- Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
- Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
- Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
- Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
- Multivitamines - consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.
Note: We have guides trained at the High Altitude Medical Training Center. Our staff is very experienced in dealing with the effects of higher altitudes. As they are natives of Nepal, they easily acclimatize and therefore can care for their clients. They are equipped with necessary medical supplies and will assist you with basic first aid treatment. We design our tours to ensure clients are ready for high altitude, and arrange alternative itineraries for those at risk
Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.
For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please go through the links below:
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|Thick Socks||4 Pairs|
|Light Socks||3 Pairs|
|Camp Shoes||1 Pair|
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|Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.|| |
|Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers||1|
|Fleece Jacket Or Pullover||1|
|Warm Cotton Trousers||2 Pairs|
|Shirts And T-Shirts||4 Pieces|
|Lightweight Cotton Long Pants||3 Pairs|
|Long Under Wear||2 Pieces|
|Short Under Wear||4 Pieces|
|Sun Hat Or Scarf||1|
|Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens With A Waterproof||1|
|Note Book & Pen|
|Cards And Personal Medical Kit|
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