Tsum Valley Trek

18 Days
Activity:

Overview

Isolated Secret Buddhist land at the trans-Himalaya zone, Tsum valley offers an exotic trek through the nature. Tsum valley is one of the restricted areas in Nepal. It was opened for travelers since 2008 only. People in this valley look like Tibetan because their ancestors were from Tibet. This trek is still less crowded area. Tsum valley lies in north of Manaslu trek. The trail is off-beaten path trail. People here still practice polyandry due to anthropological reason of protecting handful of agricultural land from getting divided among brothers. All the brothers married with a single girl. Tsum valley is completely different from anywhere else.
 
You can drive up to Arughat Bazar from where your trek begins along the Budigandaki valley. Dense alpine forest, terrace fields and ancient Buddhist monasteries are the special features of this trek. On the way you can enjoy with great view of Mt. Ganesh Range, Boudha mountain Range and Manaslu Range, Gorkha mountain range and Liding and Philim.  

Trip High light

  • Ancient Monastery
  • Tibetan influenced culture and tradition
  • Landscape terrace field 

Fitness level Normal
Trip Duration 18 Days
Activity Nepal Trekking
Accommodation Normal tea houses
Start - End Arughat In Gorkha - Arughat in Gorkha
Group Size Min 2 Px
Max. Altitude 3700 m
Trip Season Autumn and Spring is Recommended
  • Day-01  Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel

On arrival at the Tribhuvan International airport, we pick you up from the Airport and transfer you to the hotel. The hotel is around 30 minutes drive from the airport into the city. At the hotel, you are served with a welcome drink. You can pass your time at the hotel or better you can visit the market around which has some great offerings for souvenir shopping. Also, can visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square which is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites which has lots of offerings about the history of Kathmandu. Including many religious places including the Kumari(the living goddess) temple. Later in the evening, you are served with authentic Nepali dishes mostly the Thakali Khana.

Accommodation in Hotel

Snacks and Dinner Included.

  • Day-02  Drive to Arughat(700m)7/8hrs

From Kathmandu we take a 4-wheel offroad ride to Arughat. Arughat is a small town in Dhading District which takes us around 7 hours drive. The first 70 kilometers is on-road ride whereas we hit off-road till Arughat village alongside the Budi Gandaki River. The Arughat Village is a municipal village alongside the river.

Accommodation in Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • Day-03  Trek to Soti Khola(815m) 5hrs

From Arughat we start our trekking on the third day. From Arughat village we trek north towards Soti Khola alongside the trail of Budi Gandaki River. The trail is along the ridge of the river. Along the way we will see beautiful mountain scenery like Mt. Manaslu and Ganesh Himal range. 

Accommodation in Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • Day-04  Trek to Machhi Khola(930m)6hrs

On the 4th day we cross the Soti Khola and trek towards Machhi Khola. The trail has an amazing view of the Waterfalls and rivers. Then we will be walking through the pine forest. Along the rocky trail we reach Khursane. From where we have glimpse of Annapurna Mountain range. Trekking further down we cross the Nauli Khola and reach Village of Machhi Khola. 

Accommodation in Lodge

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • Day-05  Trek to Jagat(1440m) 6hrs

We take our breakfast at Machhi Khola and cross Machhi Khola and trek to cross another river named Tharo Khola. After that, we climb a little bit and pass the natural hot spring. Further climbing more, we cross the Budi Gandaki River once again via a suspension bridge and arrive Yaru Khola. Further, we continue along the trail with stairs and reach Tharo Bharyang which means steep ladders. Finally, we reach Jagat along the west side of Budi Gandaki river after 6 hours of trek through downhill and uphill several times.

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day-06  Trek to Lokpa(2240m)6/7hrs

At Jagat we take our breakfast and register at the Manaslu and Tsum valley at the checkpoint here. Further alongside the river and crossing it, we reach Phillim village. We pass by the Ekle Bhatti place where Manaslu and Tsum Valley trek are separated. Taking the right path, we trek towards the Lokpa which takes us closer to the Tsum Valley. The Lokpa Village is the first village in Tsum Valley. 

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day-07  Trek to Chumling(2600m)5hrs

From Lokpa we trek further along the trail in the Tsum Valley. On the way, we view mountains like Boudha Himal and Ganesh Himal on the eastern side. We trek through pine and rhododendron forests. Trekking downhill we cross the Syar Khola in a wooden bridge. Further we take uphill and reach Chumling Village. In Chumling village, we visit the monastery there and join the monks for prayers. The village is isolated and remote.

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day-08  Trek to Rachen Gompa(3300m)6hrs

Today we trek further towards Rachem Gompa, on passing the Yarcho and Lamabagar village we reach Rachem Gompa. The view of the Ganesh Himal and Manaslu Himal is great from here. This place has more than 180 degrees view of the mountains. Accommodation in Rachen Gompa. We visit the Rachen Monastery at the top and pray here. 

Accommodation in Lodge. 

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day-09  Trek to Mu Gompa(3700m)6hrs

From Rachen, we trek further upwards Mu Gompa crossing the village of Chhokangparo. We descend down till the Chhokangparo village from  Rachen Gompa and trek upwards to the Mu Gompa and have a mesmerizing view of the mountains of Manaslu Range from Mu. We can also visit the monastery here. Due to its religious importance, many pilgrims visit Mu throughout the year.

Accommodation in Lodge. 

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day-10  Acclimatization day in Mu Gompa 

At Mu Gompa, since it is at the height of 3700 meters, we take a rest day or acclimatization rest. Acclimatization is important inorder to reduce altitude sickness. The major cause of altitude illnesses is going too high too fast. Given time, your body can adapt to the decrease in oxygen molecules at a specific altitude.  Therefore we take a rest for a day here.

Accommodation in Lodge. 

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day-11  Trek to Chhule(3340m)5hrs

Today we start trekking back towards Arughat bazaar, we walk for 5 hours till Chhule which is in between Mu and Rachen. On the way, we trek through Pine and Rhododendron forests.

Accommodation in Lodge. 

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day 12  Trek to Lungdang Gompa(3200m)5hrs

Today from Chhule we walked towards the Ganesh Himal base camp towards Lungdang Gompa for the day. We visit a monastery here and admire the beauty of Ganesh Himal. We accommodate at Lungdang Gompa, Ganesh Himal base camp is very near from here. With a day extension, we can even reach here. 

Accommodation in Lodge. 

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day 13  Trek to Philim Via Lokpa(1700m)4/5hrs

On the 13th day, after Breakfast at Lungdand Gimpa we trek from Lungdand Gompa towards Lokpa. At Lokpa we take our Lunch and further trek to Philam Village throughout the Rhododendron and Pine forest. We rest at Philim

Accommodation in Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day 14  Trek to Khorla Besi(930m)5hrs

From Philim we further trek towards khorla Khola, on crossing the suspension bridge we reach our destination after 5 hours of trekking. 

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • Day 15  Trek to Soti Khola(815m)5hrs

From Korla besi we trek to Soti Khola crossing many small rivers on the way. We reach Soti Khola after trekking 5 hours, The Soti Khola has offroad motor road access.

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day 16  Trek to Arughat(700m)

On the 16th day, we end our trek reaching Arughat Bazar which is the gateway for trekking like Manaslu Region trekking and Tsum Valley trekking in Dhading District of Nepal. At Arughat we celebrate for a successful trip and back on this day.

Accommodation in Lodge.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.

  • Day 17  Drive to Kathmandu

Today after grabbing our breakfast, we take a ride back to Kathmandu. The roads are the same yet you will have some spare time around Thamel after reaching Kathmandu. Also, you will be visiting some of the religious heritages like Pashupati nath temple and Boudhanath stupa.

Accommodation in Hotel

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner Included.

  • Day 18  Drive to International airport and Departure

Checkout from the hotel. And we end our trip with you dropping at the airport and seeing you goodbye and wishing for a safe flight back home. 

Accommodation in Hotel

Breakfast Included.

INCLUDED
  • Airport picks up and drops by  Private Vehicle
  • Welcome dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant 
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
  • All Private land Transportation  
  • One  Govt. License holder Trekking Guide
  • Special Trekking Permit and TIMS Card
  • Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter)
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner with hot drinks during treks
  • Lodge during the Trek 
  • Insurance for all Staffs
Not Included

International Flight and Nepal Visa 
Food in Kathmandu  except Breakfast
Personal expenses: (Laundry, phone calls, dry foods, cold drinks, bar bills)
Temple/Monastery entrance fees
Extra night of Accommodation and extra days of trek
Travel Insurance and rescue 
Additional activities (Safari-Bungee-Paragliding-Rafting and so on.)
Tip to Nepali staff (Guide and Porters)

Price:$1315

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