Tsum Valley Trek

Trip Description:

Tsum valley, unknown and undiscovered to everybody and finally hatched with exploration under initiation from Trekking Agent Association of Nepal. It is beautiful yet untouched by many trekkers. This scenic and panoramic landscape is in Gorkha District which holds historic background of whole Nepal's Shah Dynasty. Mountains, Culture and Tradition, Landscape and adventure is what specify this trekking area. Tsum, derived from Tibetan word Tsombo means vivid. It holds many passes over 5000m stretched upto northern territory of Nepal till border land to Tibet. A beautiful Trails that is just newly opened virgin trail. Crossing through beautiful villages, entering into restricted area with special permit takes you to the heart of cultural and traditional hub, where you will see the real and true image of ancient habitant is untouched by outer world.

The trek start and end point is Arughat, a seven hours drive from Kathmandu. The first half of the trek ascends the Budhi Gandaki Valley on good paths through a mix of dense forest, terraced fields and hill villages. As we leave the main Manaslu Trail for the Tsum valley, suddenly we get a feeling of entering truly into the hidden valley. While on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people. Pass the lower Buri Gandaki regions of Liding, Machhakhola, Jagat and Philim. We also visit the ancient Gombas of the region such as: Rachen Gompa,Mu Gompa,  Dephyudonma Gompa.

Day to Day Itinerary:

Day 01:  Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02:  Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03:  Drive Kathmandu to Arughat (600m/1,968ft) 7-8 hours drive
Day 04:  Arughat to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 5-6 hours
Day 05:  Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (870m/2,952ft): 6-7 hours
Day 06:  Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m/7676ft): 6-7 hours
Day 07:  Jagat to Chisopani (1660m/5,445ft): 4-5 hours
Day 08:  Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m/7,827ft): 6 - 7 hours
Day 09:  Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m/9,903ft): 4-5 hours
Day 10:  Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m/11,058ft): 5-6 hours
Day 11:  Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m/12,174ft): 3 hours
Day 12:  Mu Gompa, sightseeing
Day 13:  Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (3,245m/10644ft) via Milarepa cave: 5 hours
Day 14:  Burgi village -Chumling (2,386/7,827ft): 5-6 hours
Day 15:  Chumling to Philim (1,570m/5,103ft): 6-7 hours
Day 16:  Philim to Khorlabesi(970m/3182ft: 6-7 hours
Day 17:  Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 6-7 hours
Day 18:  Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu (600m/1,968ft): Walk 4 hours and drive 7-8 hours
Day 19:  Departure from Kathmandu or Visa Extension as per requirement.

Newly Opened Trail Trekking

Trip Facts

Activities: Trekking and Hiking

Trip Duration: 19 Days

Trip Grade: Moderate

Altitude: 3700m

Accommodation:  hotel in Kathmandu. tent/Guesthouses during trekking

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu & all meals during trekking

Transportation: Private vehicle/local bus

Group Size: min 2, max 14 people