Tsum Valley Trek

Duration: 19 Days

Nepal has plenty of places which are yet to be discovered. If you enjoy wandering through the paths less travelled and like unfolding new places, then Tsum Valley Trek-19 days itinerary by Adventure Club Trek is a must go!

This beautiful scared village was restricted, until 2008 when it was opened for visitors. The path still hasn’t seen many tourists and trekkers and remains untouched for most parts, unlike its sister Manaslu. Located in northern Gorkha, this isolated destination borders with Tibet giving you a true taste of culture unaltered by modernization.

The word Tsum ( Chum) means vivid, and like its name this magnificent valley offers  vibrant culture and tradition portrayed by many Buddhist monasteries and pilgrimages that are yet to be discovered. It is home to mostly Tibetan origins that have their own rich ancient traditions, history, culture, dialect, and arts.

Throughout the journey you will be captivated by the picturesque views of Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Boudha Himal and Himalchuli.  This hidden valley is rich in culture that the world still has to learn about, and a unique lifestyle which can be quite unusual for some.

The Tsum Valley Trek  begins through the dusty road of Arughat, a 7-8 hours drive from Kathmandu. Along the road you will witness  breathtaking views of layered blue hills and beautiful Nepalese villages. The trails are a bit rough and if you’re not used to walking in uneven paths, it can be a little tricky.  The paths have stone walls scattered all over the place with prayers scribbled on them along with Chorten.

As you move forward in your trek, the trails will get steeper and steeper, making the journey difficult but the views you’ll be witnessing will make the trek worthwhile. You will pass many Gurung and Tibetan villages which will welcome you with the warmest greetings and hospitality.    

The Tsum Valley Trek will introduce you to mesmerizing landscapes, wildlife, culture and people.  The hydroelectric power plant, bridges, suspension, rice fields, waterfalls, sal forest and the herd of blue sheep, and the Himalayan Thar add to the beauty of the trek. You will also come across the ancient and sacred monasteries Rachen Gumba and Mu Gompa which hold the vibrant history of this place.

Apart from Tsum Valley Trek, Adventure Club Trek also has Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek-24 Days, Upper Dolpo-25 Days, Upper Mustang-17 Days and Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek-24 Days.

Trip Highlights:

  • A day in Kathmandu visiting Cultural Heritage Sites
  • Trek through beautiful natural setting including terrains, hills and forests
  •  Amazing view of Ganesh Himal and Himalchuli from Chhokangparo
  • Explore the Chumling gompa
  • Mesmerizing view of Shringi Himal from Chumling
  • VIsit the largest monastery of Tsum Valley, Mu gompa
  • Dephyudonma Gompa, the oldest gompa in the Tsum Valley
  • Explore Milarepa Cave also known as Piren Phu(Pigeons Cave)
  • Bath in Tatopani, a hot spring on the way to Khorla Besi

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (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: The 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 Philip (1,570m/5,103ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 16: Philim to Khorla Besi (970m/3182 ft: 6-7 hours
  • Day 17: Khorla Besi to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 6-7 hours
  • Day 18: Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu (1300m/1,968ft): Walk 4 hours and drive 7-8 hours
  • Day 19: Farewell Friends
FOR PRICE DETAILS
  • Trip Duration 19 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek
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