Tsum Valley Trekking-17 days  

  • Tsum Valley Trekking
  • Tsum Valley Trekking
  • Tsum Valley Trekking
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  • Trip Name: Tsum Valley Trekking-17 days
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  • Trip Duration: 17 days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate/Difficult
  • Activities: Trekking
  • Country: Nepal
  • Group size: Minimum 2 People

Trip Overview

 

Tsum Valley Trekking is one of the remote and cultural trekking in Nepal. It is located in the extreme northern part - Gorkha region of Nepal. The Tsum valley is nestled between the Baudha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Sringi Himal to the north. Tsum Valley Trek takes the visitors to the hidden valley of Tsum, which was formed by the "Tsumbas" (Indigenous people from the Tibet). Basically, the Tsum Valley is located to the east of Manaslu, on the border with Tibet. It remains relatively untouched, with ancient villages and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries waiting to be explored by the visitors, as it was just opened in 2008 AD. Every day you have to walk between 5–8 hours, to reach the highest point of the trek, which is 4,000m above the largest of the monasteries in the valley - Mu Gompa.
 

The Tsum Valley Trekking starts and ends at Sotikhola, eight hours drive from Kathmandu. The trail to the religious pilgrimage site of Tsum Valley heads upper Budi Gandaki River Valley through unexplored countryside. Throughout the trek, you will explore the inhabited Tibetan community and authentic Tsum Villages such as Chhokangparo, where the area is long considered Baeyul or Hidden land. The unspoiled culture and tradition of Tsumba with fabulous Mountain View of Ganesh Himal Range, Sringi Himal, Buddha Himal and Himalchuli are definitely some of the main highlights of the trek. Tsum Valley Trekking Permit is rock bottom cheap comparatively to other restricted areas and even cheaper than its sister trekking trail - Manaslu Trekking.

 

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport; transfer to hotel

Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, our representative will welcome you holding a clear sign displaying your name. You’ll then be taken to your chosen hotel in the centre of the city. That evening we will provide a dinner in a typical Nepali dining restaurant where you can taste bona fide Nepali authentic dish and experience a cultural dance presentation. 

  3***Hotel

  Dinner

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and trek preparation

Our second day is for a touring visit to a several of the social UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu city. An expert city guide will guide us to sacred Hindu temples, Buddhist shrines and historical monuments as you become acquainted with Nepalese culture and traditions. Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath stupa and their extreme art and architecture are our center of attraction.After the city tour  Trekking Mart will sort out a trek introduction program and furthermore help you on trekking planning (equipment’s packing, etc).

  3***Hotel

  Breakfast

Day 3:( Treak start) Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola (720m)- 8 hours drive

It takes 8 hours of bus ride to reach SotiKhola in Gorkha district from Kathmandu. On your way you will cross Trisuli River and head towards north to Dhading and Salyantar. Enjoying glorious  view of Shringi Himal and Ganesh Himal, you will reach Arughat, a major town in Budhi Gandaki Valley. You continue our drive little further ahead to SotiKhola where you will stay overnight

  Lodge/ Guesthouse

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04: Trek from Soti khola to Maccha Khola (870m): 6-7 hours trek

We begin our trek after having breakfast at lodge, trail passes through woods, beautiful native villages, mountain river, flora and fauna until we reach Labubesi, village mainly inhabited by Mongolian inhabitants. Climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens and the Budhi Gandaki. Then we drop to the sandy river bed and walk along round stones before climbing over a side ridge. Head down again to the river and cross to Machha Khola village. Overnight at Machha Khola.

  Lodge/ Guesthouse

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05: Trek from Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m): 6-7 hours

After having breakfast at guest house, we begin our trek and cross the Machha Khola and head upstream to the tiny switches to the left bank by way of a suspension bridge, the trail is quite exposed and challenging in some places & this is the beauty of the wild. Ascending up again to the Budhi Gandaki, we reach at Yaru Khola.  Crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru KhYaru Khola we climb the stone stairs and after that drop to the waterway and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Cross to the west bank of the Budhi Bandaki, climb over a ridge, and trek along the river then climb towards the village of Jagat.village of Khorlabensi and the hot springs at Tatopani.The valley sides are steep until they are impassable and the route then 

  Lodge/Guesthouse

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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

We begin our trek by climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then descend to Sirdibas. Tthe valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola and continue trekking to Philim, a large gurung village.Walk past Philim to the north across a forest with the views of the narrowing valley we reach Chisopani. Overnight at Chisopani.

  Lodge/ Guesthouse

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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

After Ekle Bhatti 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 will be able to enjoy the views of Himalayan peaks Himalchuli and Boudha Himal, a small beautiful Lokpa village. After Lokpa, go down towards Lungwa khola and climbing tricky 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. Visit the old Chumling Gompa, and the stone streets of the village.

  Lodge/ Guesthouse

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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

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.

  Lodge/ Guesthouse

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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

While moving 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. Whilecontinuing walking through the well managed villages, we’ll be able to see micro hydro power station. 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. You will get chance to meet Tsumbas, the local residents who speak Tsumba language and little Nepali. Nile is a small settlement located at the banks of ShiarKhola and the last village before Tsum Valley.

  Lodge/ Guesthouse

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10: Mu Gompa day exploration (3,700m): 7/8 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.  Walking to the west bank of the valley for next three hours from Nile, finally you will reach Mu-Gompa. Mu-Gompa is an ancient  and the greatest religious community in the area. We also visit the monastery. At that point after, we make a visit to the Dhephu Doma Gompa and return back to nile . We service cold lunch. 

  Lodge/ Guesthouse

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11: Trek from Nile to Burgi Village (3,245m): 5 hours

We will trek back through Chhule and Phurbe and then arrive at Burgi Khola Village- a small beautiful village then climbs up to the Milarepa Cave and trek towards Burgi Village.  Climbing up to the Milarepa Cave will allow us to view the mesmerizing glimpses of Poshyop Glacier, Kipu Himal and Churke himal.

  Lodge/ Guesthouse

  Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

Day 12: Trek from Burgi village -Chumling (2,386): 5-6 hours

Continue trekking watching the greenery of nature and descend down to Chhokang Paro again. we will then continue journey towards Gho, descending further and arrive at the bridge over the Sarpu Khola and trek to Chumling.

  Lodge/ Guesthouse

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13: Trek from 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.

  Lodge/ Guesthouse

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14: Trek from Philim to Khorlabesi( 970m): 6-7 hours

Trek begin 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

  Lodge/ Guesthouse

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15: Trek from Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m): 6-7 hours

The trail crosses the Tharo Khola flowing in a rocky ravine. We pass through some villages and can enjoy the pristine beauty of the waterfalls on both sides of the river. After few hours of walking 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.

  Lodge/ Guesthouse

  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16: Drive from Soti Khola to Kathmandu (1300m): 8 hours drive.

Move up to the edge 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, At last, going by the hydroelectric plant following the stone avenues we arrive at the Arughat Bazar. Back to Kathmandu along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers with impressive view of green slopes, mountains, cultivating porches and towns on the two sides of the street . To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  3***Hotel

  Breakfast and Dinner

Day 17: Final departure

Our representative will drop you off at the airport. We are sure that you will be inspired to visit Nepal again after this trek. We hope that you choose us to plan your next trip to Nepal. 

  3***Hotel

  Breakfast

What is included?

  • All ground transfer as per itinerary by bus/jeep
  • Kathmandu sightseeing tour in day 2
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast  as per your choice 
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Lodge to Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Tsum Valley  Special permit
  • Manaslu and Annapurna Conservation area permits
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide
  • Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers=1 porter)
  • Staff food, accommodation, salary & insurance
  • All governmental procedure
  • Applicable Taxes
  • Rescue arrangement in case of emergency
  • Welcome dinner

What is not included?

  • Bar, laundry and telephone bills
  • Travel insurance
  • Rescue  and Evacuation in case of emergency
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu except welcome dinner
  • Tips for guide and porter

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