Tsum Valley Trek

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Tour Details

The hidden valley of Happiness, Tsum Valley locates in a trans-Himalayan region of Gorkha. It has not been long this enchanting valley has been opened for the visitors, approximately 5 years. Tsum Valley is a sacred pilgrimage located on the northern side of Gorkha to the north of Buddha Himal and Himalchuli, and to the west of Ganesh Himal and to the east of Sringi Himal

against the backdrop of these peaks, the valley is a mesmerizing Himalayan valley. Extremely rich in culture and traditions, there are various ancient heritages to explore. Most of the inhabitants are of Tibetan origin hence they have their own unique dialect.

Enhanced with ancient monasteries, chortens and mani walls (prayer walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with deities and prayers.), Tsum Valley has a long history of Buddhism. Moreover, it is believed that the Buddhist saint Milarepa pondered in the caves of three mountains. This sacred cave is known as Piren Phu (Pigeon Cave) which locates near a village near Burji. Furthermore, this cave is inscribed with many religious texts as well as ancient scripts on the stones and over the ceiling which the visit to the cave a worthy one. Other interesting monasteries are Rachen Gompa in the Shiar Khola valley; Mu Gompa which is a six-hour hike from Chekkam in the Tsum valley also Dephyudonma Gompa (the oldest gompa of Tsum Valley) in the mountains between central Nepal and Tibet and Lungdang Gompa.

The trek initiates from drive to Arughat Bazaar from Kathmandu. The first half of the trek ascends the Budhi Gandaki Valley on good paths through a blend of dense forest, terraced fields, and hill villages. Not to mention, the main route to this valley is the one leading into the Manaslu Conservation Area. Ascending up to 1200 m, we’ll come across some lovely cascading Some of the more beautiful waterfalls are Chhuypang Chhemo Chu le, Saki Lungba Chhupyang, Samba Tingding Chhupyang, and Syoga Lungba. Moreover, The houses in the area are slate-roofed and built of mud.

Trek in Tsum Valley is a perfect opportunity to access the Shangrila land of Nepal. Exploring through some unspoiled ethnic villages of Liding, Machhakhola, Phidim, Jagat. While on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers. The unique culture and tradition of the village and the warm hospitality will make your stay even joyous. Correspondingly, the unique culture and warmth make it worth a visit.

Best time to visit
Spring and Autumn are the best time to visit Tsum Valley. The balanced temperature and the perfect weather rewards with some amazing views during the trek.

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu

Our representative will Pick up from Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, and transfer to the hotel.In Hotel we introduce the guide and talk about the trek and arrange the stuff which you need while trekking.
Overnight at Hotel with B/-/-

Day 2Free Day in Kathmandu

This day you can rest or do Shopping for trekking and if you want to do sightseeing than we can arrange you for the sightseeing in Swayambhunath Buddhist Monastery, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Monastery and Pashupatinath. These all tour destinations are world heritage sites designed by UNESCO world heritage. You can see typical features of different locations. After finishing the tour, you have to prepare for upcoming trekking and we will introduce the guide and do short briefing.
Overnight at Hotel.B/-/-

Day 3Drive to Shoti Khola

After having our early breakfast, we drive towards Arughat from Kathmandu on private transport. Arughat is 7 hours away from Kathmandu. Heading into the western mountains, we take the trail via Dhading Besi. Through the mud road of Dhading Besi, we move towards Arughat. The trail offers amazing views of greenery hills. Finally, we reach Arughat the starting point of our trek. Also, Arughat is the major city in the region is divided into two parts by the Budi Gandaki river.After reaching Arughat, we trek towards Shoti Khola. Crossing the bridge over the Budi Gandaki river, we initiate our trek. We pursue the stone paved paths north through the bazaar. The trail gets lofty and difficult as we cross the Arkhet Khola over river. Descending further, the leads through cascading waterfalls and finally to Shoti Khola.
Overnight at Lodge.with B/L/D Driving time Approximately 7-8 Hrs

Day 4Trek to Macha Khola

The trek begins by traversing the bridge and hiking through the beautiful Sal forests. Ascending onto the ridge above grand rapids. Hiking through the craggy trail, the further paths have certain ups and downs. We move past two tropical waterfalls on a lofty trail clinging to the side of the cliff. Ultimately, we descend down a few terraced farms, further heading towards the path to Macha Khola. We walk along rounded stones followed by ascending a ridge. Finally, we reach Macha Khola.
Overnight at Lodge. With B/L/D Trekking time Approximately 4-5 Hrs

Day 5Trek to Jagat

After having our early morning breakfast, we head towards our today’s destination that is Jagat. It takes approximately 6 hours to reach Jagat from Macha Khola. The trail is rather precarious including ups and downs. Traversing the Tharo Khola, we reach Khorla Besi. Few more ups and downs and we reach a small hot spring, from where we reach Tatopani. From there we ascend over another crease crossing the Budi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. Furthermore, we mount on a wide, well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Dobhan Khola, the trail climbs on a rugged trail to Duman where is our lunch places Ascending up again to the Budhi Gandaki, we reach Yaru Khola. Crossing suspension bridges and mounting up ridges, we finally reach Jagat.
Overnight at Lodge.With B/L/D Trekking time Approximately 6-7 Hrs

Day 6Trek to Lokpa

After having our early morning breakfast, we head towards Lokpa,. Initially, trek moves gently uphill and then follows a flat leveled path. We cross a suspension bridge over Budi Gandaki before entering Philim, Philim is a big village mainly inhabited by Gurungs. Furthermore, from Philim, we ascend a gradual uphill where we relax and have our lunch at Ekle Bhatti. Finally, we reach Lokpa.
Overnight at Lodge.With B/L/D Trekking time approximately 5-6 Hrs

Day 7Trek to Chumling

Today, we start our trek from Lokpa to Chumling (Lower Tsum). The trail rewards us with spectacular views of Buddha Himal, Himal. Moreover, Chumling prominent for the three gumbas here. They are Panago Gumba, Mani Dhungyur, and Gurwa Gumba. Also, there are also several good campsites
Overnight at Lodge.With B/L/D Trekking time Approximately 4-5 Hrs

Day 8Trek to Chhekangparo

From Chumling (Lower Tsum) we head towards Chhokangparo (upper Tsum). The upper Tsum is inhabited mostly by Tibetan people. We start off the trek by traversing through a suspension bridge. Further, we walk past Raingjham to Serpu Khola crossing another bridge, we reach the Gho Village. Moreover, we continue 2 hours climb to Tsum taking us to the village of Chhokangparo.
Overnight at Lodge.With B/L/D Trekking time Approximately 4-5 Hrs

Day 9Trek to Chhule-Nile

Today we start off our trek from Chhokangparo to Chhule-Nile. While ascending towards Nile one must be aware of the altitude problems. Probably, this would be the last village heading north in the upper Tsum valley. Walking past Lamagaon traversing through rope suspension bridge to the Rachen Gompa, which is also well known as Nunnery Gompa too. As the trek continues, we cross the Shiar Khola. Continuing our walk we head towards Phurbe and Pangdu. Ambulating through the Chhule village ascending upstream and crossing a suspension bridge, we finally arrive at Nile.
Overnight at Lodge.Trekking time Approximately 5-6 Hrs

Day 10 Trek to Mu Gompa

After having our breakfast, we head towards Mu Gompa. The trail ascends to Mu Gompa, which is one of the oldest monasteries in the Tsum Valley which situated in mountains. Moreover, it is the largest and the farthest point in the Tsum valley. Also, the history of this monastery is directly associated with the dawn of Buddhism in the valley. The monastery is run by Lama Serap of Nile Ladrang from the Kangin sect.
Overnight at Gompa Home stay.with B/L/D Trekking time Approximately 3-4 Hrs

Day 11 Trek to Rachen Gompa

Today we start our trek from the highest and the farthest point, Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa. Rachen Gompa knows to be one of the largest nunneries in Tsum valley belonging to Ngak-pa sect. Animal slaughtering is strictly prohibited here. On the way, we also pass a small village called Dumje before reaching Rachen Gompa.
Overnight at Lodge.With B/L/D Trekking time Approximately 6-7 Hrs

Day 12 Trek to Gumba Lungdang

Descending on a narrow trail along Shiar Khola, we cross the bridge to Dumje (2440m). The trail onwards ascends through a very steep path on an indistinct track through pines and rhododendrons until the track starts traversing at a mani wall with prayer flags. Taking uphill through the pine forest, there will be a steep zigzag climb through huge silver pines to reach Gumba Lungdang (3,200m). This small gompa with 40 nuns has intense and engrossing worship from 6.00-7.30pm each night. Not to mention, you will be delighted to see the majestic views of snow peaks 0f Ganesh Himal and other in all directions.
Overnight at Lodge.With B/L/D Trekking time Approximately 6-7 Hrs

Day 13 Trek to Lokpa

Today we start our trek from Gumba Lungdang to Lokpa. We head on our way to Lokpa along with an alternate exploration of Ripchet village. On the way, we get to explore the cultural settlements along with some breathtaking scenic views.
Overnight at Lodge.With B/L/D Trekking time Approximately 7-8 Hrs

Day 14Trek to Jagat

After breakfast,we continue Walking past Philim we move back to Jagat. Descending from the Gurung village we move ahead on our trail. Crossing the narrow valleys we cross a suspension bridge on our way. The valley widens as we traverse through the bridge. Climbing down the craggy ridge on the way to Salleri, we finally reach Jagat.
Overnight at Lodge.With B/L/D Trekking time Approximately 5-6 Hrs

Day 15Trek to Machha khola

Today we start our trekking from Jagat to Lapu Bensi which Wildering through green forests and cascading waterfalls, we head towards Lapu Bensi. Lapu Besi is a small village which is inhabited by Mongolian people.
Overnight at Lodge.with B/L/D Trekking time Approximately 6-7 Hrs

Day 16 Trek to Soti khola and drive to Arughat by Locale Jeepo or Bus

Descending through the audacious trail and the cascading waterfalls, we head towards Arughat. We cross the Arkhet Khola and head towards Budi Gandaki valley. Arriving at Sabte bazaar we further walk past the hydroelectric plant following the stone streets, we arrive at the Arughat Bazar.
Overnight at Lodge.With B/L/D Trekking time Approximately 3-4 Hrs /2 hrs Driving

Day 17Drive from Arughat to Kathmandu

The adventurous trek to the Tsum has come to an end. Today we drive from Arughat to Kathmandu on private transport. After reaching Kathmandu you can relax and stroll the beautiful capital city. Also, popular as the city of temples, you can visit various world heritage sites here.
Overnight at Hotel.with B/-/-

Day 18Free Day in Kathmandu

We will have a rest day and free day in Kathmandu where you can buy souvenirs and gifts from Nepal to your friends and family. you will be carrying lots of memories with trekking and adventure activities in Nepal.

Day 19Departure

Our representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport according to your flight schedule.

Includes and Excludes

Our Trek Package Cost includes;
* Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private car/van.
* Accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at 3* hotel in Kathmandu.
* Domestic flight ticket and airport tax.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the lodge trek.
* Home-Stay/Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment’s & insurance.
* All transportation.
* All necessary permits.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.

Our Trek Package Cost doesn’t include;
* Meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance 
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment’s like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver