Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley Trek

TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

21 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

3700m (Mu Go mpa)

Group Size

2 - 12 pax

Trial Access:

Private and comfortable drive.

Best Season:

Oct - Dec & Feb - Apr

Tsum Valley Trek is one of the off-track in the precious region located in the northern part of Gorkha district. Tsum Valley is also named as “Beyul Kyimolung”, the sacred region of pleasure. The literal meaning of Tsum is vivid. This entire area is very famous for panoramic beauty and especially Tibetan Buddhist culture.

Journey to this valley offers magnificent views of Ganesh Himal, ranges of Boudha Himal, Sringi Himal at the top of the valley and lusty forest and scenery. Beside these sceneries, the valley is prosperous with its art, tradition, hospitality, and religion.

Tsum is derived from the Tibetan word “Tsombo”, which literally means bright.

Our journey to Tsum valley starts from Arughat and ends at Beshisahar. You reach the Tsum Valley passing the gorgeous pine and rhododendron forests. While preceding the valley you will also unlock a stunning small Tibetan village.

Tsum valley’s trekking trail was recently opened as of 2008. Before that, it was a restricted area. The valley is inspired by Tibetan culture so people here have their own language and tradition. It is also inspired by the Buddhist culture. There is a very beautiful and sacred cave named as Milarepa Piren Phu Cave in Burji village, which is a village situated in Tsum Valley itself.

People here have a belief that a Tibetan Saint named Milarepa meditated in this cave, hence a  sacred cave. The meaning of Piren Phu is Pigeon Cave. It is located very distinctly at the foot of the rocked cliff, which is truly amazing. Shear river passes by this village which ultimately mixes up with Budi Gandaki.

Since the valley is located very remotely, most of its parts are still unexplored and untouched. Thus, this region still has so much to give a traveler a unique experience.


Tsum Valley Trek Highlights

  • Off-track & precious region of Nepal.
  • Also named as Beyul Kyimolung.
  • Experience Tibetan Buddhist culture.
  • Magnificent view of Ganesh Himal and cousins.
  • Trekking trail opened in 2008 - so, relatively new.
  • Most of the parts of this village are unexplored & untouched.
  • A very different & unique trekking experience.

Trip Outline

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Explore the city and prepare for the trek.
Day 03: Drive to Arughat Bazaar.
Day 04: Trek to Liding (800m)
Day 05: Trek to Khorlabeshi (930m)
Day 06: Trek to Jagat (1440m)
Day 07: Trek to Lokpa(2240m.)
Day 08: Trek to Chumling (2600m.)
Day 09: Trek to Rachen Gompa (3300m)
Day 10: Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m)
Day 11: Rest day at Mu Gompa
Day 12: Trek to Rainjam (2600m.)
Day 13: Trek to Gumba Lungdang (3200m.)
Day 14: Trek to Ripchet
Day 15: Trek to Philim
Day 16: Trek to Khorlabeshi (930m.)
Day 17: Trek to Soti Khola (730m)
Day 18: Trek to Arughat (570m.)
Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 20: Free Day
Day 21: Depart Kathmandu

Starting Price

USD 1599 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

Arrive at Kathmandu after a scenic flight over the mountains. Meet the representative of Himalayan trekkers and transfer to Hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2

Explore Kathmandu city and trek preparation.

Meals included: BB

You can spend this day exploring some of the World heritage sites in Kathmandu valley for some time and prepare for the trek in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Scenic drive to Arughat.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, you will enjoy the scenic drive to Arughat from where you will be stating your trek. After reaching Arughat, you can take a brief rest and explore around. 

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs drive.

Day 4

Trek to Liding (800m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we will walk from Arughat Bazaar to Lidung via Soti Khola. The trail is smooth till we reach Budhi Gandaki River. While walking, we can see the many small villages with terrace farming, lusty mountains and magnificent waterfalls, green forests, and Hills. The path ascends and descends slightly to reach Lidung and we will find some forests of Chilaune as well as Saal. Liding is a small village which lies at the bank of Budhi Gandaki. We stay overnight at teahouse or homestays.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 5

Trek to Khorlabeshi (930m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early in the morning after breakfast, we start our trekking. The trail goes through the green forests, small villages, waterfalls, and streams to reach Lapu Besi. Lapu Besi is a small village which is inhabited by Mongolian people. After Lapu Besi, we reach at Machha Khola and Khorlabesi through some rough trail. Here in Khorla Besi, we can find some small shops and lodges. We stay overnight at teahouse or homestays.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 6

Trek to Jagat (1,440m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we pass through the Machha Khola and moves towards the small village at Khola Bensi and to the Tatopani. Today's the trail is a bit hectic and adventurous too. After a couple of hours of walking, we will reach Doban, only teahouse on the way. At Lauri, you pass the river through the suspension bridge and ascend up to the open grounds of Jagat. Here we will stay overnight either in homestays or lodge.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 7

Trek to Lokpa (2,240m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we start early in the morning and climb up and then to a flat trail. After a couple of hours of walk, we reach at Philim by crossing Budhi Gandaki river through a suspension bridge. Philim is a village where we can find the inhabitants of Gurungs. From Philim we ascend slightly upwards to reach Ekle Bhatti for our lunch. After that, we continue to walk until we reach Lokpa. We stay overnight at teahouse or in homestays. 

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 8

Trek to Chumling (2,600m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today trail is slightly ascending until we reach Chumling. We can see the magnificent scenery of the mountains and forest with some stream and waterfalls while walking. Chumling is situated at the south of Shingri Himal. Today we can visit some of the Gompas of Chumling, and you can have some chat with the local people and can gain some information about their traditions and cultures as well as lifestyles. We stay overnight at teahouse or in homestays.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 9

Trek to Rachen Bompa (3,300m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we start at early because we have to walk long and the trail is also sturdy. We will pass through the stunning beauty of nature with lush vegetation and a superb view of Himalayan range to reach Chhokangparo. Chhokangparo is a flat land with two settlement- Chhokang and Paro. From this place, we can see the panoramic view of Ganesh Himal and other small peaks. This place is renowned for its heritage of Tibetan Buddhist. We stay overnight at teahouse or in homestays.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs

Day 10

Trek to Mu Gompa (3,700m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

To enter in the Upper Tsum valley we have to pass through the Nile which is the last village. This village lies at the banks of the Shiar Khola and it has got a huge settlement. Mu Gompa is one of the ancient monasteries and we can't still find any settlements here. It is situated at the elevation and far from the Tsum Valley. This path is famous for the trade from Tibet and while walking we can see the many Yaks transporting goods to the local people and shops. We stay overnight at teahouse or

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 11

Rest day at Mu Gompa.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today is a free day for rest so that you get acclimatized. You can explore and walk around the village in the afternoon for some time.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 12

Trek to Rainjam (2,600m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today is an easy day for walking as whole day path is descending until we reach Rainjam. While walking, we can see the magnificent natural scenery with the first glimpse of Mt. Punchen, which is distinctive in shape. We stay overnight at teahouse or in homestays.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 13

Trek to Gomba Lungdang (3,200m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we will ascend upwards by enjoying the spectacular view of Mt. Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. Gompa Lungdang is a shelter for a stunning and huge monastery where all females Monks lives. Men are not allowed in some regions of this particular monastery. At early in the morning you can see the mouth-watering sunrise from the lap of Ganesh Himal. We stay overnight at teahouse or in homestays.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 14

Trek to Ripchet.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

We start our walk after our breakfast and we descend to Rainjam by catching the memorable view of the Ganesh Himal. After that, we ascend slightly up and down until we reach Ripchet. Ripchet is a beautiful village with large settlements. Here you will get a chance to learn about the hospitality culture, traditions, and lifestyles of the local people. We stay overnight at teahouse or in Homestay.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 15

Trek to Philim.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we will catch downward trail through the thick pine forests with varieties of birds and animals to reach Philim. If you are lucky then you will get the opportunity to see the Musk deer too. Philim is a small village rich in its culture and beauty. You can see the different culture and religions practiced here. We stay overnight at teahouse or in homestays.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 16

Trek to Khorlabeshi (930m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we will depart from the beautiful village of Phillim and cultivated lands as we descend down to catch the banks of Budhi Gandaki River. You can have rest and relax at Tatopani (Natural Hot Water). Tatopani is known as hot and revitalizes water which makes your mind and body warm and healthy and generates some energy for next day walking. Overnight stay at Khorlabeshi.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 17

Trek to Soti Khola (730m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today is the nice day of walking as you see the beautiful villages and villagers are engaged in their daily activities. While walking, you can see the stunning views of mountains and gorgeous waterfalls from both sides of the river which makes your walking worthy. Overnight stay at Soti Khola.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 18

Trek to Arughat (570m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today is our last day of trekking and we pass through villages, bridges and cultivated land to reach Arughat, from where our trekking begins. Overnight stay at Arughat.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays Estimated Walking Distance: 5 hrs

Day 19

Drive back to Kathmandu.

Meals included: BL

Today after breakfast we move to Kathmandu. On the way back to Kathmandu first, we reach to Dhading Besi and Malekhu. Malekhu is famous for its delicious and fresh fish. While returning you can enjoy the superb view of Mountains, sacred Trishuli River, terrace farming as well as stunning green sceneries. Take a brief rest or you can spend a good time visiting a spa and massage center, after arriving Kathmandu.  

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 7-8 hrs drive

Day 20

Free Day to explore on your own.

Meals included: BB

Today is the free day as you can visit some of the Heritage sites of Kathmandu or you can stroll at Thamel and can do last minutes shopping; souvenir for friends, families, and relatives. In the evening you will join the Himalayan trekkers' team for farewell dinner. Overnight at the hotel. 

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 21

Departure from Kathmandu.

You can depart from Kathmandu to your home country or extend the trip and head for another trip within or outside Nepal.

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • TIMS
  • Permit
  • Entry Fees
  • Airport Pick-up and Drop
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Guide, Driver, and Porter
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Tea)
  • Accommodation
  • First-Aid Kit
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All Taxes

Whats Not Included

  • International airfares and airport tax
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees (USD 25/40/100- 15/30/100 Days, Cash On Arrival)
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc.
  • Tips to Guide, Porter, and Driver
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Any cost occurs from any unfavorable condition such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation, etc.
     


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

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