Tsum Valley Trekking

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Tsum Valley Trek Nepal
Key Information
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Duration:20 Days
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Max. Altitude:3700m
  • Starts/Ends:Kathmandu / Kathmandu
  • Trip Style:Private and Open Trip
  • Group Size:2 Pax 16
  • Best Time:Spring and Autumn

Tsum Valley Trekking is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in the trans-Himalayan region of Gorkha, Nepal. The Tsum Valley's acquaintance with Tibet, its natural beauty, and its pristine culture make this trekking unique. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word 'Tsombo', which means vivid. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Baudha Himal ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture, and religion. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin and seek a unique dialect. Trails are strewn with artistic chortens and lined with mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with deities and prayers. The Tsum Valley trekking has a long history of Buddhism. The Buddhist saint Milarepa is believed to have meditated in the caves of their mountains. Traditionally Tsum Valley was a culturally distinct geographical area called 'Tsum Tso Chuksum', which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. The ancient remains of the Tsum Kingdom are still visible today. Due to its remoteness and inaccessibility, this sacred valley and its people have been bypassed by mainstream development for centuries. As a result, the unique culture of this valley has remained intact.

Tsum Valley trek ascends following the Buri Gandaki River. Tsum Valley Trek (part of the Inner Himalaya) is hospitable local people (Tibetan group "Tsombo") welcome you with traditional Tibetan Chiya (butter tea) and local meals. The Tsum Valley is extremely rich in cultural assets. The valley is dotted with gompas (Buddhist monasteries), Chortens, and mani walls. The longest mani walls (over 250m) are at Dzong and Phurpe. The valley preserves the steps of the great Buddhist Yogi Chyuchin Milarepa and a story about Guru Padmasambhava's Circumbulation. The people here never slaughter animals, even as a sacrifice to the gods. Tsum Valley Trekking is surrounded by the Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Sringi Himal to the North. Halesi Treks well organize the Tsum Valley Trekking. The attractive views of Himalchuli (7893m.), Manaslu 8163m, Ganesh Himal, Ngadi Chuli (7879m.) or (peak 29), Sringi Himal and other mountains, beautiful varied landscape, and different flora and fauna and wonderful. This part also has incomparable beauty and a rich blend of Tibetan and Nepalese cultures offering a true adventure for visitors to Nepal. Here you will find the mountains and valleys covered with diverse and pristine ecosystems.

Itinerary

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arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Halesi Treks will drop at your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,300m
  • Accommodation: Hotel

you can do city sightseeing or rest at the hotel. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Overnight at Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation: Hotel

7-8 hour's drive from Kathmandu into the western mountains. Through the dirt road from Dhadingbesi viewing the greenery hills, we reach Sotikhola, our trek start point Sotikhola is a major town in the region and is divided into two parts with the Budhi Gandaki river flowing between them. Overnight at Tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 600m.
  • Accommodation: Tent camp

Cross the bridge and trek through the beautiful Sal forests, then climb onto a ridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. The rocky trail then weaves its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. It eventually makes its way down and past a few rice terraces, then up and around to the Gurung village of Labubesi. Overnight at Tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 870m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 6-7 hours.

The narrow trail makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola, flowing in a rocky ravine, then reaches Khorlabesi. After a few more ups & downs there is a small trailside hot spring, from where we reach Tatopani. From the Hot spring, we climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. 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, the trail climbs on a rugged trail to Duman. Ascending up again to the Budhi Gandaki, we reach Yaru Khola. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Overnight at Tent camp

  • Max. Altitude: 2340m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 6-7 hours.

we climb over a rocky ridge to Salleri and then descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues to Ghatta Khola. Continue upstream to a long simple hanging bridge. Climb up to Philim, a large Gurung village. Philim valley is well known for Japanese made school and police station. Walk past Philim to the north across a forest with the views of the narrowing valley we reach Chisopani. Overnight at Tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 1660m.
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 4-5 hours.

After Ekle Bhatti cross the gorge and half an hour walk on the right side we get to see the big and beautiful waterfall and enter the pine tree forests. Descend down to the trail going to the Tsum Valley. Climb through pine and rhododendron forests. Enjoy the views of Himalchuli mountains at 7893m  and Boudha Himal from Lokpa, a small beautiful village. Overnight at Tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,386m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 6 - 7 hours.

. Cross the suspension bridge onto the opposite bank. Enjoy the great views of Ganesh Himal. Walk past Rainjam to Serpu Khola crossing another bridge we arrive at the Gho Village.  Another continues 2 hours climb to Tsum takes us to the village of Chhokangparo. Weather permitting; enjoy the views of Himalchuli at 7893 meters and Ganesh Himal at7140m. Overnight at Tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,010m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 4-5 hours.

climbing above Chokhangparo, better to be careful of altitude problems. Walk past Lamagaon crossing rope suspension bridge to the Rachen Gompa, which is also well known as Nunnery Gompa too. We make a small visit and then we cross the Shiar Khola. Continue walking through the well-managed villages Lar (micro hydropower), Phurbe and Pangdun. Leaving old historic Stupa of Buddha in a way crossing the village of Chhule, climb upstream and cross the bridge to finally arrive at the Nile.Overnight at Tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,361m.
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 5-6 hours.

We are now almost close to the Tibetan border. Walk to the west bank of the valley through the Tibetan landscapes. Climb up to the Mu Gompa. We also visit the monastery. Then after, we make a visit to the Dhephu Doma Gompa. Overnight at Tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,700m.
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 3 hours.

Today we make a hiking whole Mu Gompa Region. Mu Gompa is the largest monastery in the region. Gompa lies at the highest and most remote part of the Tsum Valley. After exploring the Mu Gompa area. Overnight at Tent camp.

  • Accommodation: Tent camp

Trek back through Chhule and Phurbe, on the east bank of the Shiar Khola. Finally, we arrive at Burgi village. The Burgi village is a small beautiful village.  Climb up to the Milarepa's Cave Milarepa Cave (piren Phu) Overnight at Tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 3,245m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 5 hours.

trekking watching the greenery of nature and descend down to Chhokang Paro again. From their continue descending to Gho. Descending further, we arrive at the bridge over the Sarpu Khola. Overnight at Tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,386m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 5-6 hours.

The trail continues to Lokpa. After lunch south on a flat trail, we move ahead. Enjoy the gorgeous Samba Falls. Overnight at Tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,570m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 6-7 hours.

Trek starts today from Philim to Khorlabesi via Jagat and Tatopani.  Descend down to Sirdibas and we finally reach to Jagat. Further descend takes us to Yaruphant. The arid Tibetan climate now gives way to subtropical green vegetation. Continue trekking to Dobhan. Finally, arrive at Tatopani. There is a hot spring at Tatopani. If interested, you may dip yourself in the hot spring and relax your tired muscles by soaking yourself in the hot spring. If not continue walking up and down from Tatopani to reach Khorlabesi. Overnight at Tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 970m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 6-7 hours.

The trail crosses the Tharo Khola flowing in a rocky ravine. Head down again to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. Walk along the Budhi Gandaki River to reach to Gurung village of Labubesi. Pass the two waterfalls on a steep rocky trail on the side of a cliff. We then reach Khursane. Walk along the ridge above Budhi Gandaki and cross the Sal forests. Cross the bridge to arrive at Soti Khola. Overnight at Tent camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 700m
  • Accommodation: Tent camp
  • Duration: 6-7 hours

Drive Back to Kathmandu along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Max. Altitude: 700m
  • Duration: 7-8 hours.

The flight back home, we will drop to the airport.

    Trip Cost Details

    What's Included
    • Airport / Hotel /Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle.
    • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
    • All your Meals prepared by our expert camping cook and kitchen team during the trek
    • (Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners with Tea, coffee, hot chocolate.
    • Twin sharing tent and camping equipment dining tents, kitchen gears, dining table, chairs, toilet tents
    • Licensed holder English speaking guide.
    • The required number of local porters to carry your luggage and camping equipment during the trek.
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
    • Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek.
    • Special Manaslu Tsum Valley trekking permits and other entry  fees.
    • From Kathmandu / Sotikhola  Kathmandu by 4WD Jeep or private Bus.
    • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural show
    • All our government taxes, Tourist service charge and Vat.
    • Official expense
    What's not Included
    • Lunch and dinner  in Kathmandu
    • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa
    • Alcoholic and cold drinks
    • Personal trekking Equipment.
    • Tips for trekking staff
    • City Tours
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