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Tsum Valley Trekking - 19 Days

Tsum Valley Trek – Tsum valley trekking nepal

The Tsum Valley called the "hidden valley", situated in northern Gorkha district of Nepal. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word "Tsombo" which means bright. The trail heads up the valley of the Budi Gandaki River through wild and unexplored country inhabited mainly by members of the Gurung ethnic groups.

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One of the interesting features of Tsum Valley Trek is the people you will encounter, with their unique culture and age-old lifestyle that they still follow.

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Duration: 19 Days
Type of Trek: Camping
Activities: Trekking, Culture Tours
Max Altitude: 4865m
Minimum Pax: 1 +
Mode of travel: Land Transportation
Grade: Strenuous
Transportation: As Itinerary

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Tsum Valley Trekking Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu It's a panoramic thrill flying into Kathmandu on a clear day. The views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost ecstatic, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. And as your plane Green Valley Treks staffs our team meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel.

Day 02: From Kathmandu drive to Arughat Bazaar (8-9 hours) We take an 8-9 hrs bus ride to Arughat Bazaar in Gorkha district. The village of Arughat is in two parts, on opposite sides of the Buri Gandaki. Arughat Bazaar is large, clean and prosperous with hotels and shops selling cloth, food and hardware.

Day 03: Arughat to Soti Khola (6-7 hours) From Arughat Bazar we trek to Soti Khola. Along the way we enjoy splendid views of Shringri Himal. We trek through Gurung and Magar villages, past fields and cascading waterfalls, till we reach Soti Khola.We set up camp on the banks of the Soti Khola(‘khola' means river in Nepali).

Day 04: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (6-7 hours) We trek from Soti Khola to Machha khola (Fish river). Machha khola is a village situated above a stream with the same name. We camp for the night by a wide campsite.

Day 05: Machha Khola to Doban (6-7 hours) The trail from Macha Khola to Doban involves some steep ascents and descents. We climb a well – crafted staircase over a ridge to Doban. Doban lies at the confluence of the Shiar Khola, which flows from the east, and the Sarpu khola, which flows from the west.

Day 06: Doban to Philim (6 hours) The route climbs ona rugged rocky trail. We climb up and down ravines and notched trees. We get good views of Sringri himal as we continue up to the village of Philim at 1550m.This is a large Gurung village with fields of corn and millet. There are several good campsites and we set up camp surrounded by alder, blue pine and poplar trees.

Day 07: Philim to Chumling (Lower Tsum) (7 hours) We take the trail up through Philim and head up over a ridge that leads to Ganesh Himal Base camp and Chumling( Lower Tsum). We camp for the night at Chumling. There are several good campsites at Chumling.

Day 08: Chumling to Chhokangparo (Upper Tsum) (5-6 hours) From Chumling we trek to Chhokangparo. Upper Tsum valley (part of the Inner Himalaya) open from Chhokangparo.Chhekamparo is a village situated on flat land and made up of two settlements Chhekam and Paro. From the valley, the Ganesh Himal range can be seen directly to the south where it provides spectacular views of the Baudha and Himal chuli peaks to the south-west. Some households in this village practice polyandry.

Day 09: Chhokangparo to Nile/Chhule, visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave on the way (6-7 hours) From Chhokangparo we trek to Nile/ Chulle. This is the last village heading north in the upper Tsum Valley. Nile is on the western, sun-side of the Shiar Khola, about 20 minutes walk across from Chhule.

On the way we pass the Piren Phu cave. Piren Phu (pigeon cave) is one of the most sacred caves in the Tsum valley. It is located at the foot of a rugged cliff near the village of Burji. Milarepa, the famous Tibetan saint, was believed to have meditated here. There are two separate gumbas attached to the rocky cave. Richly painted Buddhist murals, excellent artistic scripts carved on stones, long prayer flags and significant Buddhists paper scripts make this cave one of the most important socio-cultural asset in the valley.

Beautiful views can be had of the Shiar Khola, Rachen Gumba, the mountains and settlements amidst vast agricultural land.

Day 10: Nile/Chhule to Mu Gompa (3700 m), visit Dhephyudonma Gompa (4060 m) (4 hours) From Nile the trail gradually ascends to Mu gumba, the largest monastery in the region. Mu Gumba is located at the highest and farthest point in the Tsum valley. Mu Gumba was established in 1895 AD and is situated at an altitude of 3510m.The monastery houses religious books, including Kangyur, a life sized statue of Avalokiteshwara, and images of Guru Padmasambhava and Tara.

Dephyudonma Gumba is one of the oldest monasteries in the Tsum Valley and is situated in the rugged mountains, a 2 hr walk from the village of Chhule and Nile. The history of this monastery is directly associated with the dawn of Buddhism in the valley. The monastery is run by Lama Serap of Nile Ladrang from the Kangin sect. There are a few campsites and dinking water facilities.

Day 11: Extra day for excursion We take a hike up Mu Gumba and reach the base of Pika Himal (4865m).We are quite close to Tibet and get a good view of the Tibetan peaks as well as the Ganesh Himal range. After the day's excursion we return to our camp at Mu gumba.

Day 12: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (5 hours) From Mu Gumba we take the trail to Rachen Gumba, a nunnery. The nunnery is situated in the Shiar Khola Valley in the foothills of the mountains bordering Nepal and Tibet. Rachen Gumba was established in the year 1905 AD and is one of the largest nunneries in the Tsum valley. It houses nuns belonging to the Ngak-pa sect, which does not allow animal slaughter. The nunnery houses one thousand clay, moulded statues of Avalokiteshwara, a brightly colored, carved throne and pillar, and a large prayer wheel. The interior is richly painted with murals about Buddhism and its history.

Day 13: Rachen Gompa to Dumje (6-7 hours) From Rachen Gompa we proceed towards Dumje, a small village with about eight houses and adjoining cattle shed.

Day 14: Dumje to Philim (cross Ripchet) (6-7 hours) From Dumje we trek to Philim and cross Ripchet. On the way we pass one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Lower Tsum Valley, Samba Tingding Chhupyang.

Day 15: Philim to Tatopani (6-7 hours) From Phillim we trek to Tatopani. There is a hot spring at Tatopani. You can relieve your tired muscles by soaking yourself in the hot spring.

Day 16: Tatopani to Soti Khola (6-7 hours) From Tatopani we trek to Soti Khola. We pass through terraced fields and tropical waterfalls and finally set up camp at the village.

Day 17: Soti Khola to Arughat Bazar (6-7 hours) As we make our way from Soti Khola to Arughat Bazar, we come to the last leg of our journey.

Day 18: From Arughat Bazar drive to Kathmandu (8-9 hours)

Day 19: Depart Kathmandu

Trip Cost Includes:

  1. Airport pick-up and drop off services
  2. Trekking permit
  3. Entry permit fee
  4. Trekking guide
  5. A cook
  6. Necessary porters
  7. Necessary kitchen helpers
  8. Necessary sherpas
  9. All surface transportation to the starting point and from the ending point of the trek
  10. All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner, juice, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fruits etc.)
  11. Necessary Camping equipment such as tents, kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, mattresses, down sleeping bag, down jacket, cooking utensils, fuel etc
  12. Camping charges
  13. Necessary insurance for trekking stuff
  14. First Aid and kits
  15. Rescue assistance

Trip Cost Exclude:

  1. Personal nature expenses such as all kinds of drinks, beverages, etc.
  2. Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  3. Tips for staffs
  4. Hotel accommodation & meals in Kathmandu

If above itinerary don't suitable for you & wish to modify above itinerary feel free to let us know, we'll be happy to create a TAILOR MADE ITINERARY especially for you.

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"What was I thinking???? Early mornings crazy slippery & muddy trails, yak dug, steep cliffs, rain, snow and those nasty uphill (I think it would have been easier to build an new bridge then walk phortse to Mong!) But it was all worth it. The spectacular views, peaceful village, friendly locals, great food, local Sherpa culture.....

- Tom, Canada

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March: 03, 15, 28

April: 02, 12, 26

May: 01, 14, 19, 27,

Jun: 07, 22

July:15

August: 20, 25

September: 07, 17, 24, 27

October: 03, 10, 16, 23, 29

November: 02, 12, 18

December: 05, 14

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