Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in a trans-Himalayan region of Gorkha, Nepal. The Tsum Valley's acquaintance with Tibet, 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 has a long history of Buddhism. The Buddhist saint Milarepa is believed to have meditated in the caves of there 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.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel (1,300m.
Day 02: Kathmandu:Trek Preparation:
Day 03: Kathmandu to Arughat (600m.
Day 04: Arughat to Soti Khola (700m. 5-6 hours.
Day 05: Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (870m. 6-7 hours.
Day 06: Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m. 6-7 hours.
Day 07: Jagat to Chisopani (1660m. 4-5 hours.
Day 08: Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m. 6 - 7 hours.
Day 09: Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m 4-5 hours.
Day 10: Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m. 5-6 hours.
Day 11: Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m. 3 hours.
Day 12: Rest day:
Day 13: Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (3,245m. via Milarepa cave: 5 hours.
Day 14: Burgi village -Chumling (2,386m. 5-6 hours.
Day 15: Chumling to Philim (1,570m. 6-7 hours.
Day 16: Philim to Khorlabesi(970m. 6-7 hours.
Day 17: Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m. 6-7 hours
Day 18: Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu (600m. Walk 4 hours and drive 7-8 hours.
Day 19: Free day and evening Farwell dinner party. Overnight at hotel.
Day 20: Flight back to home, we will drop to airport.
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.
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.
7-8 hour's drive from Kathmandu into the western mountains. Through the dirt road from Dhadingbesi viewing the greenery hills, we reach Arughat, our trek start point. Arughat 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.
We cross the bridge over Budhi Gandaki and begin our trek from the western part of Arughat., we follow the stone-paved street north through the bazaar. We pass through the hydroelectric power plant, fields of rice and millet to Mangaltar, and through forests, we arrive at Shanti Bazar. The trail to Budhi Gandaki valley now becomes steeper and the trek more difficult as we cross the Arkhet Khola on a suspension bridge, passing the shops of Arkhet Bazar. Descend to a high, cascading waterfall making a long steep slog up a ridge to Kuerepani. Then from here, the trail descends to Soti Khola. Overnight at 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.
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
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.
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.
. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The trail continues to Lokpa. After lunch south on a flat trail, we move ahead. Enjoy the gorgeous Samba Falls. Overnight at Tent camp.
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.
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.
Climb up to the ridge of Kyorpani. Descend down to the cascading waterfall. Trekking further arrives at Arkhet. Cross the Arkhet Khola. We are now leaving the Budhi Gandaki Valley. Arrive at Sante Bazaar; pass through the forests to Maltar., we arrive at the Arughat Bazar. Back to Kathmandu along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills. Overnight in Kathmandu.