Tsum valley trekking is culturally beautiful and rich in Himalayan heritages, flora and fauna where you see the great Himalayan scenery. Tsum valley located in northern part of Gorkha district and because of isolated and untouched valley there is always very less tourist. Trekkers can find the mountains and valleys covered with diverse and pristine eco-systems. If you are seeking a true hospitality with basic food and accommodation, Tsum valley will be the right destination. Tsum valley trekking offers an excellent view of Buddha Himal, Ganesh Himal, Ngadi Chuli (7879m.) or (peak 29), Sringi Himal, Himal Chuli (7893m.) and Manaslu 8163m and some snow capped mountains.
Tsum valley trekking is a part of the Inner Himalaya and is extremely rich in cultural assets. Local people (Tibetan group “Tsombo”) welcome you with traditional Tibetan butter tea and local meal. The valley is dotted with Buddhist monasteries, chortens and mani walls. The valley preserves steps of the great Buddhist Yogi Chyuchin Milarepa and story about Guru Padmasambhava circumbulation. People of Tsum valley never slaughter animals, even as sacrifice to the gods. This part is also incomparable beauty and rich blend of Tibetan and Nepalese culture offer a true adventure for all visitors to Nepal. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency intends to make your journey a memorable one for your life time. With a carefully designed package and a team of experienced manager, guide and porter, Tsum valley trekking with Gokyo Treks will be reliable and full of fun!
Receive you in Kathmandu international airport. Then transfer to hotel by private car. If you have time, just couple of hrs time sightseeing around downtown Thamel.Day 2 Drive to Arughat (700m), roughly 8 hrs drive.
We drive about eight hours to reach at Arughat Bazaar. Arughat Bazaar is one the beautiful small town of Gorkha District which is also famous for the trade center of upper part of Gorkha District and Dhading District.Day 3 Trek to Soti Khola (1000m), 5 hrs
Trek head north, following the Bhudi Gandaki in the low country path surrounded by rice paddies and picturesque hamlets. After climbing briefly to Kyoropani, path descends once again to the river and our campsite at the confluence with the tributary of Soti Khola. It is not a long day, and perhaps we have time for a refreshing swim sometime during the day for it is hot in the low country.Day 4 Trek to Machha Khola (1300m) < 6 hrs.
During the day hiking, you can pass a number of tiny villages, located into the hillside, until we reach a widening of the valley, opposite the point where a large tributary stream enters the Bhudi Gandaki. The terraced farmland here belongs to the village of Laphu Beshi. Once again descends to the wide, sandy river bed and follow a path, which runs below the steep, craggy valley side. At length, we have to climb up once again on a trail to Machha Khaola. Stay overnight in lodge.Day 5 Trek to Jagat (1340m), 6 hours.
After crossing Machha River and Khorla Bensi, there is a hot spring called “Tatopani”. The trail follows forested area after this toward Dovan. Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. At Jagat, there is a police check-post where your trekking permit will be checked. Overnight at LodgeDay 6 Trek to Lokpa (2240m), 6 hrs walk
We walk over the rocky ridge to Salleri, and Sirdibas village than come to Ghatte Khola. Continue upstream to a long simple hanging bridge, ascend up to Philim, a large gurung village. Philim village 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 and walk up north from Gum Pul we reach Lokpa. Overnight at Lokpa.Day 7Trek to Chumling (2386m), 4-5 hrs.
From Lokpa the trail 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, lower Tsum, from where we can view Shringi Himal. Visit the old Chumling gompa, and the stone streets of the villageDay 8 Trek to Chhokangparo (3031m), 5 hrs.
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 9 Trek to Nile (3347m) via Milarepa Cave, 5 hrs
We trek through the villages of Ngakyu. Leru, Lama Gaun today. We will visit a cave and pay homage. It is believed that saint Milarepa had meditated here in the cave; (admission fee to visit the cave was NPR 300/U$3) the cave is also known as Piren Phu meaning “Pigeon cave. We continue passing Burji, Phurbe and Pangdun villages, there is magnificent big Buddhist Stups is sighted on the way to Chhule and Nile. Stay overnight in Nile.Day 10 Mu Gompa (3700 m) hiking and Dhephyudonma Gompa (4060m), 6 hrs
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. 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.Day 11 Trek to Chhekamparo (3031m), 4 hrs
Today it is a easy walk to Chhekamparo from Nile. We trek passing through Lar Village visit the Rachen Gompa, which is also well known as Nunnery Gompa too, cross over a suspension bridge and trek to Chhekamparo via same trail back. Stay overnight in Chhekamparo.Day 12 Trek to Gumpa Lungdang (3200m), 6 hrs
The trail drops down from Chhekamparo to Gho and then cross Dumje Bridge. We can visit a Amchi, a Tibetan Traditional clinic and there. There is a nun; teaches some 10-21 young nun and runs small Amchi. She welcomes the visitor by Tibetan tea, we walk up about 2-3 hours that takes us to Gumba Lungdang, there basic shelter and meals is provided by monastery. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition provides you tent and extra meal our clients vising Gumba Lungdang.Day 13 Trek to Lokpa, 6 hrs.
We trek to Lokpa today via Ripchet village, walk down to Dunje from Gumba Lungdang and walk through the pine forest and reaching Ripchet and trail goes down steeply and retrace the same way back to Lokpa. Stay overnight in Lokpa.Day 14 Trek to Jagat village, 6 hrs.
Today, after breakfast at Lokpa, we walk down to Jagat. The trail goes down to Ghumpul through the pine and rhododendron forest and join to the main Manaslu trail again, We continue walk passin through Eklai Bhatti, Philim, crossing Buddhi Gandaki before reaching Sirdibas and finally to Jagat. Stay overnight in JagatDay 15 Trek to Lapubesi 8 hrs.
From Jagat, the trail goes down hill walking to Bagar. We cross the suspension bridge and walk through cantilever bridge that was built after the Massive Earthquake disaster in Nepal 2015, damaged the trek routes badly. Our journey continue to Lapu Bensi passing several villages such as Dovan, Tatopani (hot spring), Khorla besi. Stay overnight in Lapubesi.Day 16 Trek to Arughat Bazzar, roughly 7 hours.
Today is last day of our trekking tour of Tsum valley. As soon as we arrive in Arughat Bazzar, rest and relax . At evening, a small party celebration with singing and dancing.Day 17 Drive back to Kathmandu.
It is a picturesque drive on the way back to Kathmandu along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and colorful villages on both sides of road. Transfer to hotel.
The following listed equipment is suggested and essential for Tea house trekking and camping trekking in the Nepal Himalaya. Make sure that below list as a guideline proposal. Some of the Trekking equipment can be hired or bought in the many adventure shops in Kathmandu.
The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.
The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.
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