Tsum Valley Trek – 18 day

Visit this magical Buddhist ex-kingdom and explore its peaceful, challenging and unspoiled trails and landscape.
Trip Code : DH/N-02
Duration : 18 day

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Rinchen Gumba and Dephyudonma Gumba
  • Conserves steps of the great Buddhist Yogi Chuchin Milarepa
  • Beautiful surroundings of Ganesh Himal and Budhi Gandaki River
  • Old Gumba (Buddhists Monastery)
  • Tatopani

Trip Information

Situated on the east of Manaslu, near the Tibetan border, Tsum valley trek is a holy Himalayan trek, where you can experience the adventure of the trek in the remote and isolated area of Tsum Valley. It is one of the most famous destinations which takes you to some of the most remote Himalayan valleys in Nepal. The hidden Tsum Valley offers you to explore untouched Valley, century-old Tibetan Buddhist monasteries with ancient villages. Besides the physical beauty of Tsum Valley, you will also get an opportunity to encounter with the Tibetan people known as “Tsumbas” and their unique culture and traditions as well as experience the warm friendliness nature of local people.  The Tsum Valley is rich in Tibetan unique cultures and traditions. In this area, usually, you will find most hospitable the people who will always welcome you in their traditional way. You will be welcome as you are a guest and provide you chances to test their cultural food (Dal Bhat, Chapatis, noodle soup) in their home is really incredible. The Tsum Valley is filled with natural beauty, ancient Buddhist Monasteries, significant religious Monuments, Nunneries, Chortens and Prayer Walls and the longest Mani walls at Dzong and Phurpe and magnificent views of the Himalayas such as; Himalchuli. Ganesh Himal Range, Sringi Himal, Buddha Himal, and many more.
During your trek to the most disconnected Himalayan Tsum Valley, the stunning Himalayas will accompany with you. The trek leads you through the beautiful Budhi Gandaki River surrounded with the Ganesh Himal. Throughout the trek, you will witness wild and uncharted places, home to Gurung ethnic groups. As you reach the Tsum Valley, you will feel totally different than the region was a part of Tibet. Furthermore, you will also get chances to explore authentic Gumbas (Buddhists Monasteries) of the region which includes: Ranchen Gumba and Dephyudonma Gumba. Each day you need to walk between 5-8 hours, with the highest point of the trek being 4,000m above the largest monasteries in the valley, Mu Gumba.

Short Itinerary
Day 01: Meet and greet at Kathmandu airport (TIA), transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Gethe t permits, preparation or sightseeing in ancient old temples.
Day 03: Drive to Arughat from Kathmandu and stay there overnight.
Day 04: Trek to Soti Khola (710m), to Machha Khola (887m).
Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1345m) and approximately 6 hrs walk.
Day 06: Trek to Lakpa (2240m) and approximately 6 hrs walk.
Day 07: Trek to Chumling (2386m); approximately 4-5 hrs walk.
Day 08: Trek to Chhokangparo (3031m) and about 5 hrs walk.
Day 09: Trek to Nile (3347m) via Milarepa (Piren Phu Cave), 4-6 hours walk.
Day 10: Hike to Mu Gompa (3700 m), Dhephyudonma Gompa (4060m).
Day 11: Trek to Chhekamparo via Rachen Gompa, (Nyigma-pa Buddhist sect.
Day 12: Trek to Gumpa Lungdang (3200m) approximately 6 hrs walk.
Day 13: Trek to Lokpa, approximately 6-7 hrs. walk via Ripchet.
Day 14: Trek to Jagat, approximately 6-7 hrs walk.
Day 15: Trek to Lapubesi, approximately 5-6 hrs walk.
Day 16: Trek to Arughat, approximately 6-7 hrs walk.
Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu from Arughat, 7-8 hrs drive.
Day 18: Final Departure.

Day 1: Arriving in Kathmandu

  • As you arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will greet you and transfer you to your hotels.
  • Hotel checkout and rest and relax.
  • You can enjoy welcome dinner with our team.
  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Today, you will visit Kathmandu sightseeing. 
  • Explore the Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Royal Durbar Square.
  • Today you will also take trekking permit for the restricted area.
  • Our representative will provide you a short explanations class about the further trek.
  • Overnight at the same Hotel.

Day 3: Kathmandu- Arughat

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Take around 7 hours rough the straight into the western mountain route.
  • You can enjoy some of the most captivating scenery and views during     yOur trek.
  • Overnight at Aurghat.

Day 4: Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola to Maccha Khola

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue journey from the Arughat.
  • Take a drive for Soti Khola and then to Machha Khola.
  • Along the route enjoy witnessing local people working in their field. 
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Soti Khola and Maccha Khola. 
  • Overnight at Machha Khola.

Day 5: Trek to Jagat (1345m) 6-7 hrs walk.

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue trek through the narrow trail making some minor ups and downs.
  • Cross the Tharo Khola and follow the rocky ravine and reach Khorlabesi. 
  • Trek more ups and downs and reach to Tatopani where you can enjoy bathing natural hot spring. 
  • After exploration hot spring you will climb over another ridge and cross suspension bridge over the Budhi Gandaki.
  • Climb on a wide, well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. 
  • Crossing a suspension bridge over the Dobhan Khola and you can continue to ascend trail on the rugged trail to Duman.
  •  Ascend up by following the Budhi Gandaki and reach Yaru Khola.
  • Cross a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola and continue climb trail to Tharo Bharyang.
  • The further trek will follow the west bank of the budhi Gandaki and climb towards the beautiful village of Jagat. 
  • Stay overnight at Jagat.

Day 6: Trek to Lakpa (2240m), 6 hrs walk.

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue trek climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and descend down to Sirdibas.
  •  Follow the same trail upwards and follow the Ghatta Khola, Philim, a large Gurung village, School and police station.
  • Walk north of past Philim beside following the forest with the splendid views of the narrowing valley.
  • The further trek will take us to Lokpa. 
  • Overnight at Lokpa.

Day 7: Trek Chumling (2386m) (Lower Tsum); 4-5 hrs walk.

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue trek and leave Lokpa.
  • Descend around half an hour towards Lungwa Khola and climb to quite a rough trail.
  • Further two hours north trek will follow the beautiful pines and rhododendrons forests and reach to Gumlung. 
  • Cross the Siyar Khola, and finally arrive at Chumling, lower Tsum.
  • Lower Tsum offers us a magnificent view of Shringi Himal. 
  • Explore the old Chumling gompa and the stone streets of the village. 
  • Stay overnight in Lokpa. 

Day 8: Trek to Chhokangparo (3031m), 4-5 hrs walk.

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue trek through Crossing the suspension bridge over the river.
  • Enjoy the great views of Ganesh Himal during walking.
  • Cross the Rainjam to Serpu Khola and bridge over the river and arrive at the Gho Village. 
  • Around another 2 hours, climb trek will take us to the village of Chhokangparo. 
  • Enjoy the views of Himalchuli at 7893 meters and Ganesh Himal at7140m. 
  • Overnight at Chokhangparo.

Day 9: Trek to the Nile (3347m) via Milarepa Cave, 5-6 hrs walk.

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue trek through the villages of Ngakyu, Leru, Lama Gaun.
  • Visit a cave and pay homage during your trek.
  • Explore the meditations cave.
  • Continue trek by following the Burji, Phurbe and Pangdun villages.
  • Explore magnificent big Buddhist Stops on the way to Chhule and Nile. 
  • Stay overnight in the Nile.

Day 10: Excursion Mu Gompa (3700 m) and Dhephyudonma Gompa (4060m) 5-6 hrs. walk.

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Today we will trek almost close to the Tibetan border. 
  • Walk to the west bank of the valley through the Tibetan landscapes. 
  • Climb up to the Mu Gompa and visit the beautiful ancient’s monastery. 
  • The further trek will offer us to visit the Dhephu Doma Gompa. 
  • Enjoy sightseeing of the whole Mu Gompa Region.
  •  Mu Gompa is the largest monastery in the region. 
  • Stay overnight in the Nile.

Day 11: Trek to Chhekamparo (3031m), 4-5 hrs walk.

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue easy trek to Chhekamparo from the Nile. 
  • Trek will follow the Lar Village and explore the Rachen Gompa (Nunnery Gompa).
  • Trek continue and cross a beautiful suspension bridge and reach to Chhekamparo.
  • Stay overnight in Chhekamparo.

Day 12: Trek to Gumpa Lungdang (3200m), 6 hrs walk. 

 
  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue descend trail to Gho and then cross Dumje Bridge. 
  • Visit Amchi, a Tibetan Traditional clinic.
  • Trek around 2-3 hours and reach to Gumba Lungdang.
  • Stroll around the Gumba Lungdang.
  • Stay overnight at Gumpa Lungdang.

Day 13: Trek to Lokpa, 6-7 hrs. walk.

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue trek to Lokpa by following the Ripchet village, Dunje, Gumba Lungdang.
  • Walk through the beautiful pine and oak forest and reach Ripchet.
  • The trail continues down steeply and retraces the same way back to Lokpa. 
  • Stay overnight in Lukla. 

Day 14: Trek to Jagat, 6-7 hrs walk.

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Begin trek and leave Lokpa, and walk down to Jagat. 
  • The trail goes down to Ghumpul through following the pine and rhododendron forest.
  • Continue walk passing through Eklai Bhatti, Philim, crossing Buddhi Gandaki, Sirdibas before reaching to Jagat. 
  • Stay overnight in Jagat. 

Day 15: Trek to Lapubesi 6-7 hrs walk.

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue trek from Jagat, and go down to Bagar and cross the suspension bridge.
  • Walk through cantilever bridge and continue rough Manaslu trekking trail. 
  • Continue the journey to Dovan, Tatopani (hot spring), Khorlabesi and finally reach to Lapubesi. 
  •  Stay overnight at Lapubesi. 

Day 16: Trek to Arughat, approximately 6-7 hrs walk.

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Today is the last day of our trekking in Tsum Valley.
  • Continue trek to Arughat from Lapu Besi. 
  • Around 6 to 7 hours trek will take us to Arughat.
  • Overnight at Arughat.

Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu from Arughat, 7-8 hrs drive.

  • Morning breakfast and departure.
  • Continue journey by the drive towards the Kathmandu by private local bus. 
  • As you reach to Kathmandu, take some rest and relax.
  • In the evening, you can enjoy a farewell dinner.
  • Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 18: Final Departure 

  • Morning breakfast.
  • Our Tsum Valley Trek in Nepal comes to an end today! 
  • A representative will help you to find your flight to your home before three hours of the scheduled flight. 
  • We wish you a safe flight.

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