Tsum Valley Trek via Barpak Gurung Village - 19 Days

Know before you go
  • Duration 19 Days
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Best Season Mar - May and Mid - Sep - Mid - Dec
  • Trip Area Manaslu Region
  • Maximum Altitude 5093m.|16709ft.

Highlights

  • Picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Barpak, Soti Khola to Kathmandu
  • The epicenter of the massive earthquake 2015( Barpak, Nepal)
  • Barpak, Largest Gurung village in Nepal
  • Off-the-beaten-path trails
  • walk in the Hidden Valley, Tsum Valley
  • Exploration of the Tibetan culture and lifestyle
  • Several mani walls, Chortens, monasteries, and gompas
  • Waterfalls, rivers, rhododendron, pine, juniper forest, and caves along the trails
  • Mesmerizing views of Ganesh Himal, Siring Himal, Buddha Himal, and Himal chuli

The Off-the-beaten-path trekking trail offers a blend of nature and a fascinating culture. The trekking trail takes you along the pine, juniper forests, waterfalls, rushing rivers, caves, and paths guided by rhododendron trees.

The Tsum Valley trek was a restricted area until 2008. The trekking path is not popular as Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp. The Tsum Valley trek begins driving along the countryside via the Daraudi River, enjoying the scenic views from Kathmandu to Barpak, Gurung village in the west-north Gorkha. Larpak and Khorlabase are gateways to Tsum valley trek and Manaslu Circuit Trek. Leaving the Manaslu trail behind, you enter the Tsum valley. The largest and oldest monastery in the region is Mu Gompa. You can view the mesmerizing views of Ganesh Himal, Siring Himal, and Himal chuli, Buddha Himal en route to Tsum Valley.

Barpak

Barpak is the Gurung village in the northern part of Gorkha. With nearly 15 thousand populations Barpak is the largest Gurung village of Nepal. The Gurung of the Barpak fought bravely in World War I and made the name British Gurkhas famous in the world. Barpak used to be the trading trail between Tibetans and the Newars of Kathmandu.

Barpak was the epicenter of the massive earthquake on 25th April 2015, which caused tremendous loss to the Nepalese families. The traditional houses have been destroyed in the earthquake and rebuilt now and have been a model village worth visiting over Nepal.

Tsum Valley

Tsum Valley is the hidden valley in the Manaslu Region. Among the thousands of trekking trails, Tsum Valley Trek is one of the most stunning treks and has fewer risks for high altitude sickness. The inhabitants of this region are the Tibetans, so to explore the Tibetan culture, you should visit Tsum Valley. You can see several Mani walls, Chortens, monasteries, and gompas in the trails of the Tsum valley trek. Tsum valley trek is the trek for culture with nature lovers.

Best Time to Tsum Valley Trek

You can do Tsum Valley Trek even in the summer season, but the best time to Tsum Valley Trek is Mid-September to Mid-December and March to May.

Itinerary

Day to Day Details

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Our airport representative will receive you and escort you to the hotel.

  • Hotel
  • Dinner
  • 1400m.|4593ft.

After Breakfast, we introduce you to the trekking guide at the hotel and brief you about the trek. You will be free for the rest of the day. You can explore Thamel or visit the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 1400m.|4593ft.

Duration: 7-8 hours

An 7-8 hour bus journey from Kathmandu takes us to Barpak, Gurung village in the northern part of Gorkha. The Barpak village was the epicenter of the 2015 earthquake that struck Nepal, destroying lives and houses.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1915m.|6282ft.

Duration: 6 hours

Our trek starts with the countless stone step leading us through the forests and peaceful villages set serenely atop hillsides with views towards the Ganesh Himal and Buddha Himal in the distance. As an alternative route to the regular path taken by the banks of the Budhi Gandaki, our journey through the mountains is a serene one that gives a complete sense of isolation from everything, the welcome interaction with the local people.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2100m.|6889ft.

Duration: 7 hours

The way to Khorla Besi starts with a slow walk until we reach a suspension bridge and a trail that takes us on to the Singla village. The Singla village has glorious views of the surrounding mountain ranges. We have our lunch and head downhill until we get to the Budhi Gandaki River. From there, we join the main route through Manaslu.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 970m.|3182ft.

Duration: 6 hours

Our guide leads ahead on a trail that takes us to Tatopani, a famous hot spring. From Tatopani, we walk to Dovan and finally get to Jagat, a well-paved village on the threshold to the Manaslu conservation region.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1340m.4396ft.

Duration: 5 hours

As we pass Jagat village, we climb a rocky ridge and reach Salleri, from where we get rewarding views of Mount Sringi. We move further after descending to Sirdibas, crossing the longest suspension bridge in Nepal. After that, we climb up to Lokpa through the forest areas for about an hour and reach Ekle Bhatti. We get to a scenic gorge moving higher along pine forests and take the right trail that leads to Tsum Valley. We stay overnight at Lokpa.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2260m.|7828ft.

Duration: 5 hours

We descend to Ghumlong, along the way, we see the first glimpse of Tsum Valley. We climb up to Ripchet, and a short walk from there takes us to Chumling. Chumling is a village with traditional houses, prayer flags, stone-paved streets, mani walls, and old monasteries.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2386m.|7828ft.

Duration: 4 - 5 hours

After crossing the suspension bridge, we descend to Dhampa Gompa, Rainjam village, and ascend to the hamlet of Gho crossing another suspension bridge. We climb the trail for a few hours to reach Chhokangparo, a small lane village to explore.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3031m.|9944ft.

Duration: 6 - 7 hours

We hike along the trails towards Mu Gompa, close to the Tibetan border. With the rows of Chortens on the lap of the rugged mountains, Mu Gompa is the largest monastery in the Manaslu region.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3700m.|12139ft.

Duration: 8 - 9 hours

We hike to the Tibetan Border, Ngula Dhojyang, passing high altitudes. We return to the Mu Gompa for an overnight stay.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 5093m.|16709ft.

Today, we have a long hike with a close view of Ganesh Himal. We will reach Gumba Lungdang, where we stay overnight.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 3200m.|10498ft.

Duration: 8 hours

We get to view majestic views of Ganesh Himal after about four hours ascent to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp. We revert the trail to Gumba Lundang.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 4900m.|16076ft.

Duration: 7 hours

We take the alternative route and head towards Ripchet. After walking through the trail viewing beautiful landscapes, we reach Lokpa.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfat, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2240m.|7349ft.

Duration: 7 hours

We descend in altitude, passing back through the scenic village of Philim, crossing the suspension bridges and the forests, complete our long walk at Dovan.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1340m.|4396ft.

Duration: 7 hours

The path along the Budhi Gandaki River continues to Tatopani and descends towards Khorlabesi. We arrive at Soti Khola, passing through Maccha Khola.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 700m.|2296ft.

Duration: 8 hours

We drive to Kathmandu, passing along the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers, hills, and terrace fields.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, and Lunch
  • 1400m.|4593ft.

After an exciting and exhausting trek, you get a free day at Kathmandu. You can stroll around Thamel or buy souvenirs for your friends and family from Nepal.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, and Farewell Dinner
  • 1400m.|4593ft.

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    What's Included

    • Airport transfer from arrival and departure complimentary
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu
    • Standard meals while on the treks and cup of tea or coffee with meals
    • Best available accommodations during the treks twin sharing basis
    • 15 years Experiences first aid trained English speaking government Licensed trekking guide includes his salary, food, equipment, and insurances
    • All applicable ACAP, MCAP, TIMS, and Tsum valley Restricted permits
    • KTM - Barpak and Soti Khola - KTM bus service
    • Sleeping bag down jacket if needed (It’s refundable)
    • Nepal Nirvana Trails Duffel Bag, T-shirt, Trekking map, and Water purifications drop Complimentary/free
    • Farewell Dinner in a fine Restaurant
    • Official expense, all local and government tax and vat.

    What's Excluded

    • International flight tickets and Nepal entry visa
    • Travel and health Insurance which cover emergency Rescues and evacuations
    • Food in Kathmandu
    • During trekking time personal expensive snacks, drink Beer coke, juice, water, WI-FI, etc.
    • Porter (OPTIONAL)If you need $290 one porter between 2 trekkers is recommended
    • Private jeep (OPTIONAL) KTM – Barpak $230, Soti Khola to KTM $230. It costs extra per Jeep, One JEEP could share between 6 people maximum
    • Tips for treks guide, porter and driver (it is expected)

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