Tsum Valley Trek-18 Days



Trip overview
Primary Activity: Heritage tour, public bus drive in isolated landscape and walking in village trail
Duration : 18 Days Trip Code : HNTVT018
Trip Grade : Moderate Max-Altitude : 3700 m/12174 ft.
Meals : All Meals during trek Accomodation : Hotels/Mountain Lodge/Homestay
Group Size : Min:2, Max: 10+ Transportation Public bus/private car
Trip Start : Kathmandu Trip End : Kathmandu
Route : Kathmandu-SotiKhola-Chumling-TsumValley-MuGompa-SotiKhola-Kathmandu
Departure Dates
Best Season : Spring(March/April/May/early June) and Autumn(September-October-November-early December)
Trip Notes / Guideline on Itinerary: Price offered is full inclusive and it is quoted in USD. Trip will only starts when you will arrive to Kathmandu International Airport. The given itinerary is just a standard itinerary and could be customized on request.

Description


Tsum Valley Trek is the most beautiful trek to the most peaceful and spiritual valley in the lap of Ganesh Himal.

Tsum Valley, the most isolated & serene valley in the lap of Himalayas is as beautiful culturally as it is naturally. Trek to Tsum Valley is Nepal’s one of the gems of the treks that has incredible Himalayan vistas, nomadic culture, spiritual Buddhism and the most wonderful people.

The region lies very close to the quake epicenter and hence has been affected at few places. However, Tsum Valley Trek has not lost its glory. The Himalayan peaks like Manaslu, Singri, Hamalchuli & Ganesh among others are great feast to the eyes; whereas cultural encounters in villages like Chumling, Chhokungparo & Burgi are out of the world. The spirituality trekkers get to experience in highland monasteries like Rachen Gompa and Mu Gompa are incomparable.

Properly designed itinerary and expert local guides make sure about your health food and accommodation during the trek, where logistic can be hard to figure out. Moreover, trekkers should have the mentality to accommodate themselves in the monasteries where facilities may be limited but the hospitality is exceptional.

In addition, if you have enough time and wish to enjoy natural beauties, enhance cultural experiences; you could join our Round Tsum Valley and Manaslu Circuit Trek. If you are shortness of time, you can also join us our Short Manaslu Circuit Trek.   

If you are not satisfied with this itinerary or if you want to customize this package in your timeline or budget, then you could contact us, or email to info@hikingnepal.com

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (Altitude: 1300 m/4264 ft. Meal: Dinner)
  • Day 02: Cultural tour of Kathmandu and trek preparation (Altitude: 1300 m/4264 ft. Meal: Breakfast)
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Arughat (Altitude: 700-m/2296 ft. 6/7 hour’s drive. Meal: BLD
  • Day 04: Trek from Soti Khola to Machhakhola (Altitude: 870 m/2952 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 05: Trek from Machhakhola Gaon to Jagat (Altitude: 2340 m/7676 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Chisopani (Altitude: 1660 m/5445 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 07: Trek from Chisopani to Chumling (Altitude: 2386 m/7827 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 08: Trek from Chumling to Chhokang Paro (Altitude: 3010 m/9903 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 09: Trek from Chhokang Paro to Nile (Altitude: 3361 m/11058 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 10: Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa (Altitude: 3700 m/12174 ft. Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 11: Explore day at Mu Gompa (Altitude: 3700 m/12174 ft. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 12: Trek from Mu Gompa to Burgi Village via Milarepa cave 5 hours (Altitude: 3245 m/10644 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 13: Trek from Burgi Village to Chumling (Altitude: 2386 m/7827 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 14: Trek from Chumling to Philim (Altitude: 1570 m/5103 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 15: Trek from Philim to Khorlabesi (Altitude: 970 m/3182 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 16: Trek from Khorlabesi to Soti River (Altitude: 700 m/2296 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 17: Trek from Soti River to Arughat and drive back to Kathmandu (Altitude: 600 m/1968 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Drive: 6/7hrs. Meal: BLD)
  • Day 18: Departure day (Altitude: 1300 m/4264 ft. Meal: Breakfast)

Trip Photos and Videos


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (Altitude: 1300 m/4264 ft. Meal: Dinner)

On your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, one of our representative will pick up you and escort you to the hotel as well as help you to check-in at hotel. After your refreshment, you will be briefed about the next day trip. In the evening, we, the Hiking Nepal will offer you a welcome dinner introducing Nepalese cuisine and culture.


Day 02: Cultural tour of Kathmandu and trek preparation (Altitude: 1300 m/4264 ft. Meal: Breakfast)

After your delightful breakfast, you will be introduced with guide and takes you to UNESCO Heritages sites of the valley where you will observe living heritage of Medieval Nepal - Witness the biggest Hindu temple of Nepal, Pashupatinath and capture the sacred moments of Hindu death ritual at Aryaghat in Pashupatinath. Stroll the lively streets of Kathmandu Old Market Asan to Kathmandu Durbar Square and visit the home of The Living Goddess Kumari, Nepalese style of Architecture as well as astonishing wooden carving. A short drive from Kathmandu Durbar Square will take you to a hill top stupa called as “Swyambhu” meaning “self -emerge” and belief that the hill emerged impulsively from the great lake that once covered Kathmandu valley. Also famous as a Monkey Temple.


Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Arughat (Altitude: 700-m/2296 ft. 6/7 hour’s drive. Meal: BLD

Wake up early morning and get ready after having breakfast at hotel, also re-check your luggage. Our driver will escort you to the Bus Park to catch a bus to Arughat.  You will be driving towards the western part of the valley following a black topped Prithvi Highway. Crossing the Trishuli River, you will drive towards Dhading besi from where you will have a bumpy drive of around 3 hours to Arughat. On the way, you can view the beautiful landscape, countryside lifestyle, terraced fields, rivers and waterfalls. Arughat is a small town mostly settled by the Newar ethnic group.

Resting for a while at Arughat, starts a journey towards Soti Khola. Crossing a bridge across the Budhi Gandaki River, you will passes small villages settled by Gurung and Magar ethnic groups, beautiful field of millet and Paddy and landscape along the Sotikhola. Spend overnight at local lodge.


Day 04: Trek from Soti Khola to Machhakhola (Altitude: 870 m/2952 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Begins trek on few ups/down rocky trail after crossing a suspension bridge passing beautiful Sal forest. Viewing tropical waterfalls and passing terraces, you will walk up to the village of Lapubesi settled by traditional Gurung. Resting for a while, you will starts walking uphill along the bank of the Budhi Gandaki River till Khanibesi. Here, you can click North-east view of Ganesh Himal and a beautiful waterfall and then starts descending towards the village at Macchakhola. You can take a relaxing dip in a hot spring and explore the surrounding. Spend overnight at local lodge.


Day 05: Trek from Machhakhola Gaon to Jagat (Altitude: 2340 m/7676 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today, you will starts walking in a narrow trail following the Budhi Gandaki River. Just walking in a zigzag trail and crossing a suspension bridge will takes you to the Khorlabesi that offers a fantastic view of Ganesh Himal. Now onwards, you will walk in an ascending and descending trails, crosses several suspension bridge, passes landslides, rock falls, and small hamlets; even walk in a stone steps along with rocky trail en-route to Jagat. On reaching Jagat, see the fabulous view of Sringi Himal; mani walls and Chirtens representing the Himalayan culture. Spend overnight at local lodge. 


Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Chisopani (Altitude: 1660 m/5445 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Begins trek walking in a descending trail along the stony steps to the riverbed before it slides up along the terraced farmlands to Saguleri.  Savor the striking vista of Singri Himal, 7187m from Saguleri. Chasing the trail on the left beyond Saguleri, you trek upstream penetrating a deep gorge with towering rocky walls on both sides, pass some settlement including Ghatte Khola & large Gurung village like Philim; see the Chortens, Mani walls and Gompas along the route, then walking through the forested land will takes you to Chisopani. Spend overnight at local lodges.


Day 07: Trek from Chisopani to Chumling (Altitude: 2386 m/7827 ft. Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Exiting out of Chisopani, you will soon arrive to Ekle Bhatti. Traverse across the gorge and tread along the right side trail to the cascading waterfall before the trek enters the pine forest. With some ups and downs trail, enjoying the breathtaking views Boudha Himal, you will reach to a beautiful village Lokpa. Beyond Lokpa, you will walk in a downhill trail for couple of hours taking you to the riverbed of Lungwa khola. Then, walk in uphill trail along the snaky route through the forested region takes you to Gumlung. Now, crossing a suspension bridge over Siyar River, you will reach at Chumling. It is also called as Lower Tsum. Savor the impressive view of Shringi Himal and take your time to visit the old Chumling Gompa. Spend overnight at local lodge.


Day 08: Trek from Chumling to Chhokang Paro (Altitude: 3010 m/9903 ft. Trek: 4/5 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Starts walking along the field of Maize and Potato, enjoy the superb view of Ganesh Himal, Gompas, you will arrive at Gho Village. Along the trail, see the unique settlement at Ripchet, stone houses with iron roofs, spacious farm of barley, maize, buckwheat and potatoes as well as the herds of Thar grazing the wild cliffs towards the north and some important Gompas. Further climbing a couple of hours will takes you to the Chhokan Paro. Chhokan Paro caters outstanding view of Himalchuli (7893 m) and Ganesh Himal (7140 m). Spend overnight at local lodge.


Day 09: Trek from Chhokang Paro to Nile (Altitude: 3361 m/11058 ft. Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Sliding up to the ridge and walking for a while, you arrive to Lamagaon & crossing a primitive suspension bridge then arrive to famous Rachen Gompa of Tsum Valley. The monastery is well known Nunnery Gompa of this region. Exploring around the monastery & interacting with nuns of the gompa, you then resume trek. Crossing Shiar Khola and continuing to walk, walk across Lar Village, which houses a small hydro power plant. Simultaneously traversing across Phurbe and Pangdun, you can observe plenty of signs of Himalayan Buddhism and reach the village of Chhule. Beyond Chhule, the trek goes upstream, crosses the bridge over it and then finally arrives to Nile.  Spend overnight at Lodge/Homestay.


Day 10: Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa (Altitude: 3700 m/12174 ft. Trek: 3/4 hrs. Meal: BLD)

Today’s walk will takes you very close proximity to Tibetan border. Hence, trekking today caters plenty of Tibetan landscapes and culture. Walking along the west of the valley followed by gentle uphill climb brings you to Mu Gompa. This is the highest land of your trek exhibiting high Himalayan culture and lifestyle, monasteries, and an extensive view of yak pastures surrounding Mu Gompa along with Longnang glacier. Explore the highland monastery; you can the hike up to Dhephu Doma Gompa and trek back to Mu Gompa for the overnight stay.