Tsum Valley Trekking

Duration: 17 Days

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17 Days

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Tsum Valley Trekking Overview

What Tsum Valley Trekking is about?

Within the Himalayas lies the sacred place we all know as Tsum valley; among the many valleys in this zone, Tsum valley special among them. Tsum valley trekking was not known for a while, but now it have become highly popular and sit in the Northern part of Gorkha. Having recently opened its doors to outsiders, this area is fast gaining popularity for its uniqueness variances and exotic beauty…

Tsum refers to ‘glowing’ in Tibetan meaning. This valley represents itself as a natural amphitheater nestled in the big mountains that are found around. The mostly found ethnic Gurung communities have preserved the ancient culture and traditions of the Tsum valley, and are followers of the Tibetan culture and follow the Buddhist form of beliefs. The land itself is most revered by name as all the non violence activity or killing of animals is strictly prohibited here. Animal slaughtering, meat eating, honey hunting, burning fires in the jungle is strictly not allowed in the valley. Visitors will also get great glimpses of the Ganesh himal and Sringi himal when the ascending part of your trek occurs. Some areas of this trekking zone lie in the Manaslu conservation area which preserves & protects wild life of this region. The valley is also home to the ancient caves where saint Milarepa had done his meditation. While on this trek, trekkers will hike through lush green fields, rugged routes, sporadic villages and monasteries while listening to the chanting of Buddhist prayers in the silent mountain winds. On this trek you will be encountered with yak herds and tales of Yeti in this region by the local folks who will be eager to relate their tales of truth for you to hear. Facing challenges through the trekking in this exotic natural paradise, miles away from modernity is the special feature of trekking in this exceptional region. Experience the essence of wilderness in the hidden haven of Tsum valley…you will never get it better anywhere else…

Tsum Valley Trekking Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu international airport and Transfer to hotel.

Our airport representative will make welcome you in internatioal airport and transfer to hotel. after check in hotel you will visit our office for trip brief. overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02:Sightseeing in kathmandu city .

after your enjoy breakfast you will guided for kathmandu city tour such as place name in pasupathi nath temple, Baudha nath supa, kathmandu darbar square and soyanbu nath. Those place are very famouse place including world haritage site. overngiht stay at hotel.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola [710m] 7 hours

We set off early today for Sotikhola. During the drive, we enjoy views of the Nepalese countryside along with the mountain sceneries. We will be driving on a paved road from Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi, district headquarter of Dhading (1050m)but the drive from Dhanding Bensi to Arughat will be on a rough road. Upon reaching Arughat, a major town in the region we drive further towards Sotikhola. Overnight in Soti Khola.

Day 04: Soti Khola - Maccha Khola [900m]: 6 hours

At the crossing of the bridge, we trek through the beautiful Sal forests, then climb onto a ridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. We then reach Khursane upon which the rocky trail weaves its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. It eventually makes its way down and past a few rice terraces, then up and around to the Gurung village of Labubesi. We further climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens up and the Budhi Gandaki meanders among wide gravel bars. Dropping to the sandy river bed, we walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. We head down again to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach Machha Khola village. Overnight in Machha Khola.

Day 05: Maccha Khola -Jagat [1410m]: 6 hours

The narrow trail makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola and reaching Khorlabesi. After a few more ascends and descends we come across a small Hotspring in Tatopani. From the hot spring, we climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. At this juncture, we climb on a wide, well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. Upon crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, we climb over a ridge, trek along the river and then climb towards the village of Jagat. Overnight in Jagat.

Day 06: Jagat to Chisopani (1660m): 4-5 hours

After completing with the ACAP procedure, we ascend to rocky ridge to Salleri, and then descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. Then we Climb up to Philim, a large gurung village. Philim valley is well known for Japanese made school and police station. Walk past Philim to the north across a forest with the views of the narrowing valley we reach Chisopani. Overnight at Chisopani.

Day 07: Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m): 6 - 7 hours

After having early morning breakfast we pass through Ekle Bhatti then cross the gorge and half an hour walk in the right side we get to see the big and beautiful waterfall and enter the pine tree forests. Descend down to trail going to the Tsum Valley. We ascend through pine and rhododendron forests. Enjoy the views of Himalchuli mountains at 7893m and Boudha Himal from Lokpa, a small beautiful village. Pass Lokpa, descend half an hour towards Lungwa khola and climbing jick jack difficult trail further two hours north through pines and rhododendrons we reach Gumlung. Crossing the Siyar Khola, finally arrive at Chumling, from where we can view Shringi Himal.After then visit the old Chumling gompa, and the stone streets of the village.

Day 08: Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m): 4-5 hours

After having breakfast we start our journey today as we cross the suspension bridge onto the opposite bank. Enjoy the great views of Ganesh Himal. Walk past Rainjam to Serpu Khola crossing another bridge we arrive at the Gho Village. Another continues 2 hours climb to Tsum takes us to the village of Chhokangparo. Weather permitting; enjoy the views of Himalchuli at 7893 meters and Ganesh Himal at7140m. Overnight at Chokhangparo.

Day 09:Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m): 5-6 hours

While climbing above Chokhangparo, better to be careful of altitude problems. Walk past Lamagaon crossing rope suspension bridge to the Rachen Gompa, which is also well known as Nunnery Gompa too. We make a small visit and then we cross the Shiar Khola. Continue walking through the well managed villages Lar (micro hydro power), Phurbe and Pangdun. Leaving old historic Stupa of Bhudda in a way crossing the village of Chhule, climb upstream and cross the bridge to finally arrive at Nile. If you consider we can make your visit to a famous monastery of Chhule which is located in the top of area. Overnight at Nile.

Day 10:Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m): 3 hours

We are now almost close to the Tibetan border. Walk to the west bank of the valley through the Tibetan landscapes. Climb up to the Mu Gompa. We also visit the monastery. Then after, we make a visit to the Dhephu Doma Gompa. Overnight at Mu Gompa

Day 11: Exploration around Mu Gompa.

Today we make a sightseeing of the whole Mu Gompa Region. Mu Gompa is the largest monastery in the region. The Gompa lies at the highest and most remote part of the Tsum Valley. After exploring the Mu Gompa area, you may also consider the option of getting to the base of Pika Himal (4865m).

Day 12:Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (3,245m) via Milarepa cave: 5 hours

Trek back through Chhule and Phurbe, on the east bank of the Shiar Khola. Finally we arrive at Burgi village. The Burgi village is a small beautiful village. Climb up to the Milarepa’s Cave Milarepa Cave (piren phu) is known for its mesmerizing glimpses of Poshyop Glacier, Kipu Himal and Churke himal. Overnight at Burgi villlage.

Day 13:Burgi village -Chumling (2,386): 5-6 hours

Continue trekking watching the greenery of nature and descend down to Chhokang Paro again. From their continue descending to Gho. Descending further, we arrive at the bridge over the Sarpu Khola. Trekking along the lower Tsum Valley takes you to again Chumling. Overnight at Chumling.

Day 14:Chumling to Philim (1,570m): 6-7 hours

The trail continues to Lokpa. After lunch south on a flat trail we move ahead. Enjoy the gorgeous Samba Falls. Finally arrive at Philim after 6 or 7 hours long trekking. A trail passes through the Phillim village that leads to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Overnight at Philim.

Day 15:Philim to Khorlabesi(970m): 6-7 hours

Trek starts today from Philim to Khorlabesi via Jagat and Tatopani. Descend down to Sirdibas and we finally reach to Jagat. Further descend takes us to Yaruphant. The arid Tibetan climate now gives way to subtropical green vegetation. Continue trekking to Dobhan. Finally arrive at Tatopani. There is a hot spring at Tatopani. If interested, you may dip yourself in the hot spring and relax your tired muscles by soaking yourself in the hot spring. If not continue walking up and down from Tatopani to reach Khorlabesi, our rest place for the day.

Day 16:Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m): 6-7 hours

The trail crosses the Tharo Khola flowing in a rocky ravine. Head down again to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. Walk along the Budhi Gandaki River to reach to Gurung village of Labubesi. Pass the two waterfalls on a steep rocky trail on the side of a cliff. We then reach Khursane. Walk along the ridge above Budhi Gandaki and cross the Sal forests. Finally, cross the bridge to arrive at Soti Khola. Overnight at Sotikhola.

Day 17:Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu (600m): 9 hours

Early morning we climb up to the ridge of Kyorpani. Descend down to the cascading waterfall. Trekking further arrive at Arkhet. Cross the Arkhet Khola. We are now leaving the Budhi Gandaki Valley. Arrive at Sante Bazaar; pass through the forests to Maltar. Finally, passing by the hydroelectric plant following the stone streets, we arrive at the Arughat Bazar. Back to Kathmandu along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and villages on both sides of the road. Onto arrival at Kathmandu we will have a farewell dinner for the successful trekking journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 18:Transfer to the airport for the final departure

Our airport Representative will make departure to you for your home or next destination.

Cost Includes
  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car or van. It is depend of the group.
  • Two nights standard accommodation in 2/3 star category hotel in Kathmandu located tourist center, or up to you.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the in trekking
  • Local fresh fruits like orange, apple, banana and grape etc.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Everest trekking map.
  • Both ways domestic flight from Kathmandu/ Lukla/ Kathmandu with airport tax.
  • An experienced Government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • If you need we will provide you sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag and, if necessary etc.
  • All necessary Government paper works and national park entry permits and TIMS Card etc.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • All government taxes and Vat.
Cost Excludes
  • Meals your self Kathmandu (L+D).
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa ( You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Nepal’s Airport in Kathmandu).
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)
  • If do any tour and sightseeing and other activities etc.

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