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Tsum Valley Trekking

Tsum Valley Trekking

Tsum Valley Trekking
Tsum Valley, well known as ‘Hidden Valley’, is an exclusive trekking destination with patchy vertical routes which is situated at the elevation of 1905m to 5093m in the far-flung northern Gorkha area and is prominent as a sanctified Himalayan pilgrimage gorge.  The valley nuzzles between Himal Chuli and Baudha Himal to the west, Sringi Himal to the north, and Ganesh Himal to the south. The natural beauty, its culture and its acquaintance with Tibet makes this voyage exclusive and exhilarating. The local ethnic tribes of Tsum valley are mainly of Tibetan origin with inimitable language and follow Bon religion. Tsum literally means vivid and is derived from Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’.
Tsum Valley Trek is a lately opened for trekking which was previously a restricted area. The path begins from Arughat and pursues to snaking Budi Gandaki River and attains the initial eminent gorge in order to offer glorious panorama of Sringi Himal, Ganesh Himal and Baudha Himal. Alongside the imposing backdrop of Ganesh Himal and other adjacent mountains, this peaceful valley is affluent in prehistoric sculpture, tradition and belief. The trail is speckled with creative chortens and creased with mani walls that are made of thousands of rock pieces engraved with divinity and prayers. It is believed that Buddhist saint Milarepa meditated in the caves which are located in the mountains of this valley and hence known as a revered and attractive location for the visitors. Tsum valley was an ethnically discrete geographical region named 'Tsum Tso Chuksum', that actually means thirteen areas ruled as a solitary terrain.
The antique leftovers of this empire are still evident at present. As a result of its isolation and aloofness, this blessed gorge and its natives have been avoided by typical progress for centuries. The entire trek arranged by Great Himalayan completes in 18 days with maximum altitude of 3700m and this trek can be best enjoyed in any season of the year.

Trip Highlights :

Tour Duration: 21 days
Group Size: 2+
Destination: MuGompa
Maximum Altitude: 3700m
Mode Of Trek: Simple Lodge
Specialty Categories: Trekking   
Season: January - December

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Katmandu. we will meet you at the airport and Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and prepare for trekking.
Day 03: Bus drive from Kathmandu to Arughat 535m
Day 04: Arughat to Liding 860m
Day 05: Liding - Machhakhola 930m
Day 06: Machhakhola - Jagat 1440m
Day 07: Jagat -Lokpa 2240m
Day 08: Lokpa - Chumling 2863m
Day 09: Chumling - Chhokangparo 3070m.
Day 10: Chhokangparo- Nile
Day 11: Nile Rest Days
Day 12: Nile - MuGumpa 3700m. explore the Monastery and back to Nile.
Day 13: Nile - Chhokangparo
Day 14 RChhokanparo - Chumling
Day 15: Chumling - Filim
Day 16: Filim -Doban
Day 17:Doban- Machhakhola
Day 18: Machhakhola -Liding
Day 19: Liding - Arughat
Day 20: Arughat to By bus Katmandu
Day 21: Departure from Nepal or extend your holiday.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Katmandu.
One of our representatives will greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and prepare for trekking.
After breakfast, we will have an amazing sightseeing trip to Swayambhunath (Monkey temple), Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath temple, Durbar Squares of Patan, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu with many more cultural as well as historical places. Later afternoon comprises short briefing and final preparation for the trek.
Day 03: Bus drive from Kathmandu to Aarughat 535m
Today, we take 5-7 hours drive from Kathmandu and reach Aarughat. This is basically a picturesque drive through the central hill to Malekhu, then a minor way to Dhading Besi and 35km filthy road to Arughat which is famous for its mango orchards. Newar and Gurung tribes are inhabitants of this place.
Day 04: Arughat to Liding 860m
The path pursues its gorge over innumerable edges to Larkya La. We are allowed to witness the glaciers of Manaslu, Larkya and Chuli Himals on the west; Budi Gandaki rises from the Nysing, Jarkya, Kutang and Lajung mountains to the north; water surge from T-sum Valley and Ganesh Himal to northeast. This hike perseveres all the way through the millet pastures and terraced rice paddies to Arkhet Bazaar. Later, we cross over the Arkhet Khola where the trail turns wobbly and ascends abruptly to Khurepani and drops to Soti Khola.  At Khursane (810m), we stay for a night.
Day 05: Liding - Machhakhola 930m
The track engorges above the edges and descends on a precipitous path that remained to the wall of a cliff. It subsequently goes down and passes rice paddies before rising towards the gorgeous Gurung community of Labubesi. In addition, the valley unbolts and the pathway inclines against gravel reservoir next to the river and reaches to Machha Khola village which literally means Fish River and stay overnight. And we can view Ganesh Himal (7000m) from the river area.
Day 06: Machhakhola - Jagat 1440m
Today, our route consists of trifling ups and downs, moving across the Thado Khola with frequent dropping down to the gravel lump and walking through a rocky vale to Khorlabesi. Later we reach to Tatopani which is very famous for its hot spring which is considered to be cure for different allergies associated to skin. We then climb a ridge and come across the Budhi Gandaki River through a suspension bridge and reach Dobhan. In a while, the trail escorts us to east bank, a suspension bridge (93m long) over Yaru Khola, and ascends rocky set of steps up and to the river again before hiking to the Thado Bharyang. We cross to the west bank of Budhi Gandaki River, climb an edge and go behind the river tenderly upward and finally reach to Jagat village and stay overnight.
Day 07: Jagat -Lokpa 2240m ( 5, 6 hour)
Today our destination is Lokpa. The early part of trek goes  gently uphill and then follows a flat leveled path. You cross a suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki before you enter Philim. Philim is a big village mainly inhabited by the Gurungs. From Philim, you climb a gradual uphill where we stop for lunch at Ekle Bhatti.  Lokpa is the first village as you enter the Tsum valley.


Day 08: Lokpa - Chumling 2863m ( 4, 5 hour)
You take an ascending route to reach Chumling stopping for lunch along the way. Chumling is located on the south face of the Shingri Himal. This day you enjoy a pleasant visit to the Gombas of Chumling. It’s a bit challenging as it is an ascending path the entire way. Visit Chumling village which is quite interesting and  over night at  Lokpa.

Day 09: Chumling - Chhokangparo 3070m.
We start our trouble-free day with a crossover through a suspension bridge and new-fangled jungle escalating above a topical landslide. Higher up, we can even have tremendous views of the Ganesh Himal. Further than Rainjam, the path goes down to come across the Sarpu Khola that draws off the Syakpa Glacier from Sringi Himal, 7101m to the north side. And shortly we ascend for about 2-5 hours, on a bare pathway, to Upper Tsum Valley and associated communities of Paro and Chhokang usually called as Chhokangparo and stay overnight. Now, the gorge spread out and stone houses located underneath cliffs make complete use of the large paddock for maize, barley, potatoes and buckwheat. We can view Himalchuli (7893m) on the west.
Day 10: Chhokangparo- Nile
Today, we travel around the linked villages and rise north where the trail passes all the way through petite villages, then climbs up to an edge with Chortens prior to passing from Lamagaon (3020m). Before the Burji village, a track to the north leads us to Milarepa’s Cave (Pigeon Cave) where several Buddhists were believed to have meditated. In a while, we crossover the Siyar Khola through Rachen Gompa and finally arrive at Nile. In addition, an overpass leads us to the ultimate mount to Nile and stay overnight.
Day 11: Nile Rest Day
We had some exhausting travel for last 10 days therefore; today we will have a day off. 
Day 12: Nile - MuGumpa 3700m. Explore the Monastery and back to Nile.
Early morning, we begin our journey with a walk to Mu Gompa, the biggest monastery in the area, through desiccated Tibetan landscape – along with paddle of extensive mountain panorama. The sacred stupa is positioned at the uppermost and extreme end in Tsum valley. On three regions, we can observe the outstanding views of Tibetan border and three passes time and again used for trade by the Tsumbas. We can even see widespread seasonal yak meadows, Lungdang Glacier to the east side and towering mountains in every direction. Soon after, we return back to Nile for an overnight stay.
Day 13: Nile – Chhokangparo
Today, we will stopover at Rachen Gompa from Phurba and rejoin the path to Chhokangparo at Ngakyu Leru. We will stay overnight at Chhokangparo.
Day 14 Chhokangparo - Chumling
Day 15: Chumling - Filim
Day 16: Filim -Doban
Day 17: Doban- Machhakhola
Day 18: Machhakhola -Liding
Day 19: Liding - Arughat          
Day 20: Aarughat to Katmandu
This is a pleasing expedition. While driving, we move up to Dhading Besi and then to Malekhu famously known for delicious fish. While traveling, we can take pleasure of the green sceneries, mountain views, vegetable fields, rice terrace fields, and the local ethnic tribe. Tonight we will stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 21: Departure from Nepal or extend your holiday.
Today is the final day of the voyage in Nepal. Our representative will take you to the airport for the last departure.

Cost Includes On :

  • Pick up drop from airport.
  • 3 Night Hotels in Katmandu.
  • Special Tsum Valley Trekking  Permit.
  • Manaslu Permit.
  • TIMS Permit
  • Doffel bag, sleeping bag.
  • All the  meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Tea coffe with meal.
  • Experience, English speaking trekking Guide, and necessary porters (generaly 1 porter between 2 clients) their welpaid salary and insurenc.
  • Lodge to lodge accomodation during the trek.
  • All the ground  transportation by bus
  • office service charge.
  • Government tax.

Cost does not include on:

  • All meals in Katmandu.
  • Your travel and rescue insurance
  • International air fare to and from Nepal.
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • extra porter, extra night hotel in kahtmandu.if arrive early or late depature than our Itinerary.
  • personal expenses (barbills, beer, coke, bottle of water, hot water, phone call, loundry service etc)
  • Trekking Equipments
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver.

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Adventure Great Himalaya works closely with the AGH Social Foundation. www.aghsocialwork.org  and is one of the main benefactors of the foundation; we give support to the Foundation in many different way, Our  10% income directly goes to this organization.

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