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Tsum Valley Trek

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$1,199USD

16 Days

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  • Duration:
  • 16 Days
  • Trip Level:
  • Demanding
    Between Moderate to Strenuous trip at an altitude up to 4,000m with side trips to higher elevations. This is classified as ill-defined trails, away from major settlements. Considered to be harder therefore preparation for fitness and good health conditions are essential.
  • Max Altitude:
  • 4200 Meter
  • Activity:
  • Sightseeing and High Altitude Trekking
  • Best Season:
  • March, April, May, September, October and November

TRIP INFOMATION

Tsum meaning Vivid in the Tibetan language is the hidden gem of Nepal in the Himalayas. Situated in the northern Gorkha, the hidden valley is isolated from modern development and facilities. Far from disturbances in the lap of Himalayas, Tsum valley trek is a blend of Tibetan cultures and majestic panorama of Sringi Himal (7187m), Ganesh Himal (7422m) and Buddha Himal (6672m).  

Being a recently opened trekking route, Tsum valley is not exposed like other trekking destination of Nepal. The 16 days Tsum valley trek starts from the city of temple, Kathmandu and takes you deep into the picturesque village of Soti Khola, Maccha Khola, Jagat, initially following the trail of Manaslu circuit.  As you trek further from Jagat you will walk past the quaint village of Lokpa, Chumling, Chhokhang Paro, Nile and then to Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa, sacred Buddhist site of the region. As the journey moves ahead the serene beauty of the hills, landscapes, woodlands and the warm hospitality of locals soothe your body and soul, making the trip even more worthwhile. Get an insight on the Tibetan influenced culture, lifestyle and tradition of locals as you stay in tea houses for overnight and walk past Chortens, mani walls and gompas on your way.  Tsum valley trek is indeed an exhilarating experience in the isolated hidden gem of Nepal in the Himalayas. 

Be a part of the trek that winds you up to the less commercialized, less modernized and unadulterated scenery of the fascinating Tsum valley. We are here to provide you with optimum satisfaction with our best services.

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Day 1 Kathmandu arrival

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel room in Kathmandu. In the Evening a short briefing will be done about the trek. With all the trek preparations, get into your bed as you have a long ride the next day. 

 

Day 2 Kathmandu (1400m) to SotiKhola (730m) Duration: 7-8 hours 

Early in the morning, you will be transferred to the bus stop in Maxapokhari, from where you will catch a local bus to Arughat. The journey from Kathmandu to Arughat traverses through the highway shops, gushing Trishuli River, highland hills and small villages. Upon your arrival in Arughat, you will be transferred to Soti Khola in a local jeep where you will be spending your night. 

Day 3 SotiKhola to Maccha Khola (890m) Duration: 6 to 7 hours 

The official trekking journey starts off today, as you hit the trail along the riverbank of Budi Gandaki River via lush green forests. Passing through terraced fields, cascading waterfalls, crossing the suspension bridge you will walk up to the village of Labubesi. Descend your way to sandy river bed towards the village of Maccha Khola enjoying the views of majestic mountains, tropical waterfalls and picturesque village setting. 

Day 4 Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m) Duration: 6 hours 

Following the course of Budi Gandaki River and crossing the suspension bridge towards Khorlabesi. The views from Khorlabesi will leave you awestruck. The majestic snow-capped Ganesh Himal will welcome you throughout the journey. Today’s trial is almost ascending and descending many ridges simultaneously at times making your way to Thado varyang. From Thado varyang the walk is almost the same, as you cross suspension bridges, climb ridges and walk along the bank making your way to Jagat for overnight. The village offers glorious views of the Siring Himal. 

Day 5 Jagat to Lokpa (2040m) Duration: 6-7 hours 

After registering the Permit in the checkpoint of Jagat, you enter the restricted area of Manaslu region, Tsum valley. The trail continues with the rocky ridges that pass through bamboo, pine and rhododendron forest until you reach Sirdibas via Salleri. Making your way from Ghatte Khola, cross the suspension bridge and continue your walk towards the Gurung village, Philim. As you pass Ekkle Bhatti the trail gets separated to Tsum valley. The very first village of Tsum Valley, Lokpa welcomes you in the valley with tantalizing views of Manaslu together with Himalchuli. 

Day 6 Lokpa to Chumling (2386m) Duration: 4-5 hours 

Getting deeper into the valley, today you will trek to another quaint village of Chumling. Descending the trail to Lungwa River and then ascending the trail towards the dense forest of Pine and blossoming rhododendron, you make your way to Gumling, the neighbouring village of Chumling. All along the trek, you will witness the looming ranges of Ganesh Himal, Baudha Himal until you reach the village of Chumling after crossing the Syar Khola. Visit the local monastery and behold the captivating views of Ganesh Himal.  

 Day 7 Chumling to Chhokangparo (3010m) Duration: 5-6 hours 

With the captivating views of Ganesh Himal in the background, you trek along the Syar Khola. A local monastery in your way will remind you of the Tibetan influences in the area. On ascending from the village of Gho, you finally reach Chhokangparo. The village offers a majestic panorama of the Himalayas on a clear day. 

Day 8 Chhokangparo to Nile (3361m) Duration: 4-5 hours 

Continuing the journey, today you hit the trail to Nile via Milarepa cave. The cave is sacred in this region, where St. Milarepa meditated and still has his footprints preserved and noticeable in the rocks. Walking past small villages, local school, chortens and lama goan along the flat fields make your way to Rachen Gompa. On crossing Syar Khola, walk past the village of Phurbe, Pangdun, Chule to finally into the Nile after crossing the bridge and climbing to the village.  

Day 9 Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m) Duration: 3-4 hours 

Today you pay a visit to the local monastery, Mu Gompa with an easy hike that passes through the rich landscape of the region. Mu Gompa is the largest monastery of the region established in 1895 AD. The monastery houses 100 monks and does not have any other village settlements. The monastery has rows of chortens, and offers the sights of unsurpassed mountain vistas. Located in the lap of Himalayas, the Dhephu Doma Gompa is the oldest monastery of the Tsum valley and lies 30-40 minutes away from the Mu Gompa. Explore both of the sites and enjoy the serene beauty of Lungdang glacier, yak pastures and the Himalayan ranges. 

Day 10 Mu Gompa to Burgi River (3245m) Duration: 4-5 hours 

Leaving Mu Gompa behind, today you will walk past the village of Chule and Phurbe. The trek to Burgi village takes about 4 hours and offers an alluring glimpse of Kipu Himal and Churke Himal. 

Day 11 Burgi to Chumling (2386m) Duration: 5-6 hours 

The trek today is mostly downhill. Enjoy the views as you trek down to Chhokhang Paro and then to the village of Gho. Crossing the bridge over Syarpu Khola you reach the village of Chumling where you will be spending the night 

Day 12 Chumling to Philim (1570m) Duration: 6-7 hours 

Walking along the flat trail, enjoying the views of Samba falls via the village of Lokpa you reach Philim after 6 to 7 hours treks. Enjoy the sights of the village accompanied by the mighty Himalayas. 

Day 13 Philim to Khorlabesi (970m) Duration: 6-7 hours 

Continuing the downward journey via the village of Jagat and Tatopani you reach the village of Khorlabesi. Descending from Sirdibas to Jagat, you will further walk to Dovan. Hop up into the hot spring bath in Tatopani and let your tired body release the tension in your legs and calves. After the refreshing bath, head your journey via uphill and downhill trail to reach Khorlabesi. 

Day 14 Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m) Duration: 6-7 hours 

Crossing the Thado Khola, descend down the river to Maccha Khola village and reach the village of Labubesi. From Labubesi you will pass through waterfalls and forests areas until you reach the village of Soti Khola via Khursane village. 

Day 15 Soti Khola to Kathmandu Duration: 7-8 hours 

Bidding goodbye to the serene beauty of the Manaslu circuit and Tsum valley, you will head to the capital city Kathmandu. Enjoying the views of the countryside, highway shops, tranquil rivers you will finally reach Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel room. 

 

Day 16 Departure

Your last day in Nepal is here. We hope you enjoyed our company. You will be transferred to your hotel room 3 hours prior to departure.  Safe travels!!

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