Tsum Valley Trek

Trekking and Walking

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USD $ 1,599 / per person

Trip Info

  • Duration

    21 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    3700m (Mu Gompa) m

  • Difficulty

    moderate

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private and comfortable drive

  • Best Season:

    • Spring (Mar, Apr)
    • Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Tsum Valley Trek is one of the best off-track locations in the northern part of the Gorkha district. The valley is also named "Beyul Kyimolung", the sacred region of pleasure. The literal meaning of Tsum is bright and derived from the Tibetan word “Tsombo”.

Tsum valley trek offers magnificent views of ranges of the Boudha Himal, Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal at the top of the valley, and lusty green dense forest and beautiful scenery. Besides these sceneries, the valley is prosperous with its art, tradition, hospitality, and religion. This entire region is famous for its panoramic beauty and especially Tibetan Buddhist culture.

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

Since the valley is heavily inspired by Tibetan Buddhist culture, locals here have their own spoken language and tradition. One of the attractions of this place is a beautiful and sacred cave named Milarepa Piren Phu Cave (Pigeon Cave) in Burji village. It is located very distinctly at the foot of the rocked cliff, which is truly amazing.

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 and much more.

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

🕑 30 mins

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

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

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 2: Explore Kathmandu city & trek preparation

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

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.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 3: Scenic drive to Arughat

🕑 7-8 hrs

Max Altitude: 535 m

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. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 4: Trek to Liding

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 800 m

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 5: Trek to Khorlabeshi

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 930 m

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 6: Trek to Jagat

🕑 6-7 hrs

Max Altitude: 1,440 m

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 7: Trek to Lokpa

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,240 m

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. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 8: Trek to Chumling

🕑 6-7 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,600 m

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 9: Trek to Rachen Bompa

🕑 7-8 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,300 m

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 10: Trek to Mu Gompa

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,700 m

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

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 11: Rest day at Mu Gompa

🕑 3-4 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,700 m

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 12: Trek to Rainjam

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,600 m

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 13: Trek to Gomba Lungdang

🕑 4-5 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,200 m

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 14: Trek to Ripchet

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,468 m

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 15: Trek to Philim

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 1,570 m

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 16: Trek to Khorlabeshi

🕑 6-7 hrs

Max Altitude: 930 m

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 17: Trek to Soti Khola

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 730 m

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 18: Trek to Arughat

🕑 5 hrs

Max Altitude: 535 m

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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu

🕑 7-8 hrs drive

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

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.  

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 20: Free Day to explore on your own

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

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. 

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 21: Departure from Kathmandu

🕑 30 mins

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

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

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

Excludes

  • 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.
  • Anything not mentioned in the includes section
     

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

In general, we arrange a 3* Standard Category Accommodations 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/homestays 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 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 organize 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.

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