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Tsum Valley Trek is also renowned as the “hidden valley”, in the Nepal Himalayas is a sacred valley situated in Manaslu, in the lap of Himalayas. Tsum means “vivid” as Tsum Valley is regarded as the holy place for Tibetan people. Tsum Valley Trek is one of the newest trekking route in Nepal for the foreigners which offers off the beaten trial experience with additionally gifted mountain views. Until 2008, no foreigners were allowed to enter this sacred valley. Therefore, Tsum Valley Trek gives an opportunity for trekkers to trek around the hidden valley of Nepal.
Tsum Valley is located in Manaslu Trekking Route and Great Himalaya Trails in northern Gorkha and borders with Tibet. Hence, most of the people here are Tibetan. Tsum Valley has polyandry culture running from generations. All the brothers in a family marry one girl as they believe it brings all family together.
How to get Tsum Valley Trek
The trekking routes starts from Arughat Bazaar passes and gorges that offer the splendid view of Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Ngadi Chuli along with Boudha ranges and Manaslu Himal ranges. The trekkers will trek along dense forests of pine, rhododendron, juniper, birch, etc. They will get to be around varieties of floras and faunas. Tsum Valley Trek pursues in giving trekkers a chance to trek along Buddhist monasteries, Chorten, Mani walls, and hamlets in the trekking route.
Tsum Valley has its share of history with Buddhism. The trekkers will also get to visit ancient Buddhist monasteries like Dephyudonma Gompa, Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa and many others which are very important for people in Tsum Valley. Tsum Valley Trek is suitable for the trekkers who seek thrills and have guts to explore the new places. Lying in one of the remotest places of Nepal, it offers its guests with untouched scenic beauties and opportunity to learn about the culture and tradition of this region.
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Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m) / Transfer to Hotel
Upon your arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, you will notice our staff outside the airport, waiting with your name card. After greeting, we will transfer you to your hotel on a private coach/jeep. Later, we will meet in the evening for a farewell dinner and brief the trek.
Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing / necessary trek preparations
Today, we will tour the beautiful world heritage sites in Kathmandu. Included: An experienced English Speaking tour guide. You will learn a beautiful insight into Nepal and we will eventually be prepared for the trekking for the next day. Meet up in the evening for last minute details and preparation for the trek. Meet your trekking guide and travel team.
Day 3 Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (1300 m) : 8 Hours
After breakfast, prepare for a rather long drive to Arughat from Kathmandu. The trip will be mesmerizing as well as tiring. Enjoy the beautiful scenery outside the bus window as we approach Arughat. We will stop for short breaks and lunch on the way.
Day 4 Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola (730m) : 6 Hours
After breakfast, start on a beautiful journey. Cross the Budhi Gandaki suspension bridge and walk along the bazaar (market) famous among the locals. Pass a hydroelectricity plant and leave the village behind. Follow the trails to approach the Arkhet River. Cross the bridge and continue. Ascend and then descend to reach Kuerepani, and later to Soti Khola Village.
Day 5 Trek Soti Khola to Machha (fish) Khola (870m) : 7 Hours
After a short walk, you will approach the beautiful pine forest. You will come across various waterfalls on the way, and the view of Budhi Gandaki river below is mesmerizing too. Arrive at Labubesi. You will ascend and descend to arrive at Machha Khola by the afternoon or early evening.
Day 6 Trek from Machhakhola to Jagat (1440m) : 6 Hours
Today will be a bit difficult climb to Jagat as we ascend above 1400 meters at the end of the trip. Considering taking rest along the way and enjoy the beautiful views of forests, hills and the rivers. You also cross three suspension bridges and climb stone steps to reach Tharo Bharyang (Steep stairs). The climb further is also challenging as Jagat waits on the top for us. Rest your feet and enjoy the afternoon.
Day 7 Trek from Jagat to Chisopani (1660m) : 7 hours
After breakfast, we will arrive at the Annapurna Conservation Area checkpost, where our permits will be checked. After that, ascend to Salleri, then descend to Sirdibas. Cross the suspension bridge, then ascend to Philim. Continue along to reach Chisopani for overnight stay.
Day 8 Trek from Chisopani to Chumling (2386m) : 7 Hours
Enjoy your breakfast and tighten your bags up. Cross the Ekle Bhatti gorge and descend down the trail. Later, climb again along the beautiful pine and rhododendron forest. Arrive at Lokpa. Himalchuli and Boudha peak are visible clearly from the village. Later, arrive at Gumlung, another beautiful village. Cross the river and continue towards Chumling.
Day 9 Trek from Chumling to Chhokangparo (3010m) : 5 Hours
Enjoy a beautiful walk along the majestic landscape. Mt. Ganesh (7140) is clearly visible and dominates the landscape. A rather short distance but significant climb awaits this day as you head towards Chhokangparo from Chumling. Overnight in Chumling.
Day 10 Trek from Chokhangparo to Nile (3360m) : 6 Hours
It's rather pronounced as n-i-e-l-a-y rather than Nile (the river). In Nepali, this means blue. So don't be surprised by the color of the landscape when you reach Nile. Today's trip will be challenging as we reach the heights of more than 300o meters for the first time. Watch out for altitude sickness(opens in a new tab). After arriving at Nile, visit the local monastery in the region before settling for the night.
Day 11 Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa (3770m) : 4 Hours
Take a beautiful hike up in the mountains, with views of both Nepali and Tibetan landscape along the way. Visit Mu Gompa and Dhepu Doma Gompa (Buddhist temples) when you reach the destination. Enjoy a beautiful afternoon in this mesmerizing land up on the mountains.
Day 12 Explore Mu Gompa
Explore the beautiful temples, mesmerizing lifestyle and culture of the Mu Gompa region. Later, take a hike to the base of Pika Peak. Enjoy the rest of the day.
Day 13 Trek from Mu Gompa to Burgi VIllage (3245m) via Milarepa Cave: 5 Hours
Head for Burgi village along Chhule and Phurbe. Ascend Milarepa Cave for beautiful views of the Poshyop Glacier, Kipu Himal and Churke himal. Continue towards Burgi Village.
Day 14 Trek from Burgi Village to Chumling: 6 Hours
Back trek to Chumling.
Day 15 Trek from Chumling to Philim (1,570m: 7 hours
After breakfast, continue towards Lokpa. Enjoy lunch at Lokpa. Then, continue along the trail. You arrive at Samba Falls. After a considerate walking, arrive at Philim.
Day 16 Trek from Philim to Khorlabeshi (930m) : 6 hours
Today we will pass through the popular trekking spots in the region, tatopani (hot water) and Jagat. Start descending and leave the alpine vegetation behind. The landscape starts turning green as we move along. Take a dip in tatopani. Later, arrive at Khorlabesi.
Day 17 Trek from Khorlabeshi to Soti Khola (730m) : 6 Hours
Back trek to Soti Khola.
Day 18 Trek from Soti Khola to Arughat (570m) : 4 Hours
Leave behind the Budhi Gandaki valley and trek for a good 4 hours to reach the town of Arughat. Yay, it's the final trekking day. Take rest and enjoy hot showers at the tea house. Enjoy and celebrate with warm dinner and a sense of accomplishment. We've traveled a lot.
Day 19 Drive from Arughat Bazaar to Kathmandu: 7 hours
After breakfast, get into the bus bound to Kathmandu. The trip will be 7 hours long and similar to the bus trip we took into the region. Once in Kathmandu, get to your hotel and take a good rest. Meet in the evening for farewell dinner and celebration.
Day 20 Departure
As per your flight itinerary, we will arrange for your drop at the Tribhuwan International Airport. Fly back home with a lot of memories.