Tsum Valley Trek

  • Trip Duration19 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate
  • Max. Altitude3700m
  • Cost Starting FromUS$ 2199

Know Before Trip

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Accommodation: Lodge + Camping

Max. Altitude: 3700m

Best Season: March to May and September to November

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Tsum Valley Trek gives the essence of pure Tibetan Buddhism as it is believed that popular Buddhist saint Milarewa meditated in the caves of Tsum Valley. So, its importance is not only limited within the natural beauty but also for preserving old Tibetan Buddhism and its culture. To preserve this old tradition the Government of Nepal did not give trekking permission earlier as a consequence the site is still untouched by modern developments.

The remote Tsum Valley Trek, a land of hidden beauty got attention in 2008 when the Government of Nepal opened the site for trekking. The site was completely restricted for trekking before 2008.

Tsum Valley is located on the northern part of Gorkha district. Shear Khola (River) banks the Tsum Valley. Besides natural beauty and religion, the site is also popular for its fauna like Himalayan thar and Blue sheep. They are easily visible here.  

Tsum Valley is enveloped by Ganesh Himal (7422m) in south and Sringi Himal (7161m) in north. Similarly, Baudha Himal (6692m) and Himal Chuli (7893m) covers the valley from west.

The root word for Tsum is ‘Tsombo’ which means vivid and this Tsombo is a Tbetan word. Due to distinct culture Tsum Valley was regarded as distinct cultural area in the past. It used to be known as 'Tsum Tso Chucksums'. The meaning of Tsum Tso Chucksums is a single territory comprised of 13    provinces.

Tsum Valley covers an area of 1663 square kilometers. Its area starts from the height of 1905m at Lokpa and goes up to 5,093m at Ngula Dhojhyan Pass bordering Tibet on north. The entire area covers Chhekampar Upper Tsum and Chumchet or Lower Tsum.

Tsum Valley Trek itinerary designed by Regulus is of 19 days. The organization designed the itinerary of Tsum Valley Trek for around three weeks because there are lots of things to witness around Tsum Valley. The trek demands physical strength and mental toughness too.Our organization 'Regulus Treks & Expedetion' have already oganized treks to Tsum Valley for many national & international tourists.Regulus main aim is to accelerate & simplify their trekking in Tsum Valley by providing local & experienced guide & porters, Tsum Valley map & other co-workers.

There are lots of old monasteries here in Tsum Valley. Tsum people especially, men are seen in maroon gown which means they are the follower of Buddha. The people of Tsum Valley are engaged in agriculture where they grow barley mostly. Yaks and mules are used to carry goods for the people here. 

The culture of this part of the world appears unique to outsiders as there is still a system of polyandry (brothers marrying a girl). The Tsum people have distinct tradition and festivals. Lhosar, Dhacyhang, Saka Dawa, Faning among others are some of the popular festivals of this area. 

 

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing

Day 03: Drive to Arughat from Kathmandu

Day 04: Arughat to Soti Khola

Day 05: Soti Khola to Maccha Khola

Day 06: Maccha Khola to Jagat

Day 07: Jagat to Chisopani

Day 08: Chisopani to Chumling

Day 09: Chumling to Chokhangparo

Day 10: Chokhangparo to Nile

Day 11: Nile to Mu Gompa

Day 12: Mu Gompa sightseeing

Day 13: Mu Gompa to Burgi Village via Milarepa cave

Day 14: Burgi village -Chumling

Day 15: Chumling to Philim

Day 16: Philim to Khorlabesi

Day 17: Khorlabesi to Soti Khola

Day 18: Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu

Day 19: Departure to your country

Cost Include

  • 3 nights of accommodation in 3 star standard deluxe hotel in Kathmandu (BB plan).
  • 16 nightsof accommodation in a basic lodge/hotel/camping while trekking, includes 3 meals a day ( B L D )
  • An experienced, licensed, English speaking guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • A government registered trekking guide (English speaking with license) & a local porter (1 porter with 2 trekkers).
  • Hot drinks (Tea / Coffee).
  • Fooding, lodging, Salaries & insurance of the staffs.
  • Transportation by private vehicles during ground-travel (airport pick up & drop)
  • Round-trip surface transport to and from Kathmandu by private vehicles.
  • Government taxes, entry fees and TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) permit & 
  • All applicable fees.
  • One cultural show and farewell dinner
  • Trip Completion Certificate
  • First Aid Kit.     

Cost Exclude

  • International flights
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Airport departure tax
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Extra showers, Battery recharge costs, laundry, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears
  • Food in Kathmandu (also if earlier return to Kathmandu from Mountains due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation/s in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • Cancellation fees, if any from your side
  • Hot shower
  • Boiled water
  • Wi -Fi
  • Costs raised by conditions that are not under our control such as landslides, weather conditions, political unrest, illness, etc.
  • Travel Insurance
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Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu Welcome to Nepal! Upon your arrival in Kathmandu Regulus Treks & Expedition receives you at Tribhunvan International Airport and drive you to hotel. If your arrival is at appropriate time then you can enjoy leisurely walk in the streets of Thamel. It is a prime destination for foreigners. It is said that Kathmandu visit is incomplete without strolling in this part of the city. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 02Kathmandu sightseeing Detail Itinerary Today is the second day of your arrival. The day of your plan actually begins from here. You will be accompanied by our experienced guide. You visit Kathmandu, also known as city of temples. Basically there are four major touring destinations in Kathmandu. They are, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath Stupa and Bouddhanath Stupa. The main highlight of this place is they all are listed in world Heritage Site by UNESCO. Today you will even be introduced to your trekking guide who will explain you briefly about your upcoming trip.

Day 03Drive to Arughat from Kathmandu Early in the morning after breakfast we drive to Arughat. It is around seven hours drive via Dhadingbeshi. It (Dhadingbeshi) is head-quarter of Dhading district. The road to Arughat from Dhadingbeshi is rough and dusty. Budhi Gandaki River bisects Arughat dividing the city into two parts. We spend night at Arughat.

Day 04Arughat to Soti Khola Our trekking authentically begins from today. We cross suspension bridge over Budhigandaki River. Stone paved path further leads us to bazaar which finally takes us to Mangaltar. Further walk through jungle we arrive at Shanti Bazaar. We cross Arkhet Khola (River) and now steep trail begins. We arrive at Kuirepani. On the way we witness waterfalls and streams. The descending trail takes us to Soti Khola. We set camp at Sotikhola and enjoy night here.

Day 05Soti Khola to Maccha Khola After breakfast we begin our journey. We cross through pine forests and climb ridge. We follow ups and down enjoying waterfalls to arrive at Gurung village called Labubeshi. We follow rocky path and walk around river bed to reach Machha Khola where we put off at night.

Day 06Maccha Khola to Jagat We cross Tharo Khola today but before that we follow narrow trail full of up and down. Hot spring on the way fascinates trekkers. We arrive at Tatopani. We climb ridge and cross Budigandaki River to reach Dovan. Ascending Budigandaki takes us to Yaru Khola. Here we cross suspension bridge and follow stone steps to be at Tarobharyang. Further couple of hours walk will bring us at Jagat where we sepnd night.

Day 07Jagat to Chisopani It is a rocky climb to Salleri and from here we descend till Sirdibas. We arrive at Ghatta khola. We walk uphill to arrive at Philim. It is a Gurung village. Further north walk will lead us to Chisopani where we put off at night.

Day 08Chisopani to Chumling Ekle Bhatti is our first on the way destination. We get rewarding view of waterfall before entering inside forests. We descend to arrive at Tsum Valley. We pass through pine and rhododendron forests. We get view of Himalchuli and Bouddha Himal from Lokpa and it is fascinating. After descend walk of half an hour we arrive at Lungwa Khola. Path with several turns takes us to Gumlung. We cross Siyar khola and finally arrive at Chumling. From here we get view of Shringi Himal. We visit Chumling gompa. We halt for a night at Chumling.

Day 09Chumling to Chokhangparo We cross suspension bridge and move ahead. The view of Ganesh Himal is mesmerizing. We cross few bridge to arrive at Gho village. After walking for another couple of hours we will be at Chhokangparo where we will stay overnight.

Day 10Chokhangparo to Nile It is a bit uphill climb, initially. We cross Lamagaon and arrive at Rachen Gompa. It is also known as Nunnery gompa. We cross Shiyar Khola. We cross few villages on the way to arrive at Nile. We visit renowned monastery at Chhule. In Nile we spend night.

Day 11Nile to Mu Gompa Our trail till date brought us near Tibet border. We pass through Tibetan landscapes. We climb to reach Mu gompa. We also visit Dhephu Doma Gompa.

Day 12Mu Gompa sightseeing It is a rest day today and e explore Mu gompa region. It is the largest gompa of the region. The gompa is located in the remote part of Tsum Valley. After arriving here we can plan for Pika Himal base. We put off at Mu Gompa.

Day 13Mu Gompa to Burgi Village via Milarepa cave We retrace path to Chhule and Phurbe. We arrive at Burgi village and climb to Milarepa cave. From here you get rewarding view of Poshyop Glacier, Kipu Himal and Churke himal.

Day 14Burgi village -Chumling We descend down to Chhokangparo enjoying green vegetation. We descend to arrive at Gho. We reach Sarpu Khola and from their we finally arrive at Chumling.

Day 15Chumling to Philim Lokpa is our first on the way destination. We follow flat trail to be at Samba falls. After walking for around seven hours we arrive at Philim where we spend night.

Day 16Philim to Khorlabesi Via Jagat and tatopani we reach Khorlabesi. It is descend trail till Sirdibas. We further descend to be at Yaruphant. Again we trek till Dovan before arriving at Tatopani. Further few up and down walk will take us to Khorlabesiwhere will stay overnight.

Day 17Khorlabesi to Soti Khola We cross Tharo Khola and arrive at Machha Khola village. Walking along Budigandaki river brings us to Labubeshi—Gurung village. We pass waterfalls and cross pine forests to arrive at Soti Khola where wewil enjoy our night.

Day 18Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu To reach Kuirepani we climb a bit. After that we descend through waterfalls to arrive at Arkhet. Leaving Budigandaki valley behind we arrive at Arughat. We catch public bus to reach Kathmandu where we will enjoy farewell dinner offered by Regulus.

Day 19Departure to your country Your trekking ends here today. We will drop you at airport three hours earlier to schedule flight. We are thankful to you as you gave us opportunity to serve. See you soon!

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