Tsum Valley trekking is a remote valley high up in the Manaslau region of Gorkha district near the Nepal Tibetan border. Till 2008 it is closed to the foreigner that’s why people are still unknown of mystery, myth, and magic beauty hidden inside Tsum valley. Tibetan Buddhist Guru Rinpoche (Padmashambhava) gave the name of this valley as Beyul Kyimolung, which means the holy hidden valley of happiness. People also believed that yogi Milarepa have also meditated in the mountainous caves of Tsum.
The meaning of Tsum Valley derived from the Tibeaten word Tsombo which means vibrant and the people of this valley is called Tsumba and they have their own language,cultures, and tradition mostly influenced by Tibet. Because of its remoteness and the forbidden area declared by Nepal Government, the normal progress of this sacred valley and the people were overlooked.
Tsum valley is in between the Bauddha Himal, Chuli to the west, Sringi Himal to the north and Ganesh Himal to the south side. Ancient Tibetan Buddhism, culture, and customs are still well preserved in Tsum. The great Tibetan Buddhsit festival of Sakadawa and Fakngying are cleberated in this valley where there are various old monasteries, nunneries, Gombas, cave, and Maniwalls.
Except the magical view of the several mountain ranges is another attraction of Tsum Valley Trekking. For the accommodation purpose, several teahouse and guest houses have been made in Tsum valley trekking where you eat local food, stay in the lodge, monastery, or home stay and have the fantastic view of mountain range, river, waterfalls, monasteries, glaciers, wonderful suspension bridge, and sometimes encounter with wild animals.
|| Kathmandu or Pokhara
|| Mu Gumpa, 3700m
||March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December
||Modearte to Difficult
||Tea House, Lodge
|All meals during the trek
||Professional guide and porters to carry your luggage (Max-20kg for two person)
Special Trekking Permit to enter in Tsum Valley.
Tsum Valley Trek can be started from the starting point of Manaslu Circuit Trek from Arughat Bazaar simultaneously passes through Arkhet Bazaar, MachhaKhola, YaruKhola, Chumling, Chhokangparo village, Nile/Chhule, Milarepa Piren Phu cave, Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa, Dumje, Philm, Tatopani, Lapubesi, and finally return to Arughat.
You can also start this trek from Gorkha district Gurung village Laprak and Barpak and descends down to the Khoralbesi to continue the Tsum valley and ends their trek in Arughat bazaar. It is worth to combine Tsum Valley Trekking with Round trekking to add more adventures in your itinerary. Furthermore, if you have sufficient time then you can also combine Annapurna Circuit Trek while ending Manaslu trek in Dharapni village.
Day 1:Arrival in Nepal.
Reception in Kathmandu or Pokhara and Transfer to hotel by our airport representative. If you arrive on the day time then rest or explore old Kathmandu City.
Day 2: Sight seen and preparation of Special Permit.
Visit of UNESCO World Heritage sites: the ancient royal palace of Kathmandu, the Hindu temples of Durbar Square in Kathmandu, the Buddhist Stupa Swyambhunathi or simply buy the equipment needed for the trek. Meet with your guide who describes you the description of the trek. We need a day to prepare special permit for the Manaslu Circuit Trek on the same day.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Barpack village:
We Drive from Kathmandu to Gorkha, and then after famous Gurung village of Baprak in a jeep that takes about 7/8 hours to reach the destination. Overnight in Laprak village with the view of Baudha Himal. 2000m
Day 4: Barpak village to Laprak Village:
We start our trek early in the morning ascending through the rhododendron and pine forest and arrive at the height of 2800m at Gupsi Pakaha with the wonderful view of Ganesh, Srinigi, Baudha, and Manaslu Range. After that we descend down to famous Barpak Gurung’s village. Overnight in the Lodge. 2200m, 6 hours of walking.
Day 5: Trek to Khorlabesi:
We descend down today from Barpak village to join the trial of Manaslu region trek passing through uphill and downhill where we cross few suspension bridges and walk in the village of Khorla and Singla village with the superb view of Ganesh Himal.1000m, 7 hours of walk.
Day 6: Khorlabesi to Jagat:
We now walk on the upper bank of the budi Gandaki river sometimes in the wide road and sometimes in the narrow path where road construction is going on to reach the beautiful gurung village of Jagat where there is a special trekking permit point of MCAP. Overnight in lodge in Jagat. 1400m, 6 hours of trek.
Day 7: Jagat to Lokpa Village:
We walk towards Lokpa village today from and we can see the change in vegetation as we climbed up. We enter in the Tibetan culture influenced region where we pass our overnight. 2240m, 6 hours of walk.
Day 8: Lokpa to Chokhangparo
Chokangparo is also known as Lower Tsum Valley from where we can lead to upper Tsum. Chhekamparo is a village situated on flat land and made up of two parts Chhekam and Paro village. From this mountain valley, Ganesh Himal range can be seen directly to the south. The view of Himalchuli 7893m and BaudhaHimal can be seen from this village. We walk through the pine forest and descend down to the river and there are numerous up and downhill walk to reach the big village of Chokangparo, chekamparo. Overnight in lodge/homestay. 3031m, 7 hours of trek.
Day 9: Chokhangparo to Nile:
The main attractions on the way to Nile and Chule village are PirenPhu Cave ( a sacred Cave in Tsum Valley) or also known as Milarepa Cave ( a Tibetan monk of 8th century was believed to be meditated in this cave). There are two separate Gomba attached to this cave. This place is enriched with richly painted Buddhist murals, holy scripts carved in the stone makes it an important holy site for Buddhist. We continue walking through the village of Phurbe, Pangdun, Chule, and finally arrive to Nile. 3360m 4 hours of walk. Overnight in Lodge/Homestay.
Day 10: Nile to Mu Gompa:
From Chule, our trial leads us to Mu Gumba, the largest and highest utmost point located in Tsum Valley which was established in 1895 AD. The Mu Gumba contains the statue of Avalokiteshwara, Guru Padmasambhava, and Tara-Female Bodhisattva of Tibetan Buddhism. There is another Gompa which is oldest monasteries in the Tsum Valley, two hours walk from Chule village. It is near to Nepal-Tibetan border. Overnight in Lodge/Homestay. 3700m
Day 11: Trek from Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa:
Rancehen gompa is a nunnery which is situated in Shiar Khola Valley in the foothills of Nepal and Tibet. It was established in 1905 AD and is the largest nunneries in Tsum Valley and belongs to Nagpa sector of the Tibetan Buddhism. The interior of this Gompa is richly painted with murals about Buddhism. Overnight in the teahouse. 3240m, Three hours of walking.
Day 11: Rachen Gompa to Lungdang Village:
Lungdang is the largest Gompa in Tsum Valley. 5/6 hours of trek. Lunch at Lungdang. Possibility to hike to Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Overnight in Lungdang. 3200m
Day 12: Lungdang to Ranchen to Ripchet:
We move backward to AarughatBazzar walking by Rancehn village. Enjoy scenic view of siyar river andLapuchenHimaland stay overnight in Ripchet village. 2470m.
Day 13: Ripchet to Philim:
Descend down more passing through pine forest and Budi Gandaki river basin to reach Philim. 7/8 hours of trek. Overnight in Philim. (1700m) via Lokpa.
Day 14: Philim to Tatopani (930m):
From Philim we start our walk again to back to tatopani to enjoy natural hot spring. 7hours of trek. Overnight in Tatopani.
Day 15: Tatopani to Soti Khola:
We trek further down to Soti Khola passing the bank of Budi Gandaki River. 6 hours of trek. (730m).
Day 16: From Soti Khola to Kathmandu:
Today is the last day of the trek. We will drive back to Kathmandu which takes 7/8 hours drive. Stay overnight in Kathmandu with beautiful memory of the trek.
Day 17: Free day in Kathmandu or visit of Bhaktapur city:
We will drop you back to the international airport to continue to destination of your choice.