Tsum Valley Trekking

Trip Overview

It is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha, Nepal. ‘Tsum’ comes from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’, which means vivid. Traditionally, Tsum valley was a currently distinct geographical area called ‘Tsum Tso Chucksums’, which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, Boudha Himal ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin & speak their own dialect. The altitude of Tsum Valley trek varies from 1905m in Lhokpa to over 5093 m at Ngula Dhojhyang pass on the Tibatan border. The hidden valley is surrounded by the Boudha Himal and Himal chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south & Sringi Himal to North.

People in Tsum Valley still practice polyandry system and they have their own unique culture, tradition, & dialect. They celebrate unique festival like Lhosar, Dhacyhang, Saka Dawa, Faning & others. Many residents of this valley report that they have seen or found the signs of Mehti, commonly referred as the ‘Yeti’ or ‘Abominable Snowman’.

The trials are strewn with artistic chortens and lined with Mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with drawings of deities and inscribed with prayers. The famous Kyimo Lung, a pilgrimage circuit in the central Trans-Himalaya is a well known seat of learning and a seat of meditation. The circuit traverses across Tsum Valley, Manaslu area in Nepal and southern parts of Tibet. The Buddhist saint Milarepa is believed to have meditated in the caves of these mountains. 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 also remained fairly intact. This trek begins from Arughat in Gorkha district, which is easily accessible from Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day  01  Driving from Kathmandu to Arughat (535m-10 hours by bus)

Day  02  Trek from Arughat to Liding (860m-7km-4 hours walk)

Day  03  Trek to Machhakhola (930m-9km-5 hours walk)

Day  04  Trek to Jagat (1410m-11km-6hours walk)

Day  05  Trek to Lokpa (2040m-10km-5 hours walk)

Day  06  Trek to Chunling (2363m-7km-3.5 hours walk)

Day  07  Trek to Chhokangparo (3010m-13km-8 hours walk)

Day  09  Trek to Chhule-Nile (3361m-9km-4.5 hours walk)

Day  10  Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m-5km-3 hours walk)

Day  11  Trek to Rachen Gompa (3240m-8km-4.5 hours walk)

Day  12  Trek to Dumje (2440m-11km-6.5 hours walk)

Day  13  Trek to Gumba Lungdang (3200m-6.5km-4 hours walk)

Day  14  Trek to Ripchet (2468m-9km-5 hours walk)

Day  15  Trek to Dobhan (1070m-14km-7 hours walk)

Day  16  Trek to Soti Khola (720m-18km-9 hours walk)

Day  17  Trek to Arughat (535m-7km- 4 hours walk)

Day  18  Drive to Kathmandu (10 hours by bus)

 

Note: If you wish then it would be possible to make a two days trip to Ganesh Himal Base Camp and return.  If so then on day 14, the trek goes to base camp and return on day 15 to Lungdang Gumpa.  This will make trek period of 20 days.

 

Itinerary 2

Day  01  Driving from Kathmandu to Arughat (535m-10 hours by bus)

Day  02  Trek from Arughat to Liding (860m-7km-4 hours walk)

Day  03  Trek to Machhakhola (930m-9km-5 hours walk)

Day  04  Trek to Jagat (1410m-11km-6hours walk)

Day  05  Trek to Lokpa (2040m-10km-5 hours walk)

Day  06  Trek to Chunling (2363m-7km-3.5 hours walk)

Day  07  Trek to Chhokangparo (3010m-13km-8 hours walk)

Day  09  Trek to Chhule-Nile (3361m-9km-4.5 hours walk)

Day  10  Trek to Chho Syong (4000m-8 hours walk)

Day  11  Trek to Dupchet (4180m-5 hours walk)

Day  12  Trek to Chhemdo (4110m – 4 hours walk)

Day  13  Trek to Chhekya (4240m-4 hours walk)

Day  14  Trek to Sangti (5066m-8 hours walk)

Day  15  Trek to Yamdro ( 4510m-8 hours walk)

Day  16  Trek to Bhajyo (4030m-7 hours walk)

Day  17  Trek to Thongbu (4560m-2 hours walk)

Day  18  Trek to Lungdang (4240m-7 hours walk)

Day  19  Trek to Rachen Gompa (3240m-6.5 hours walk)

Day  20  Trek to Dumje (2440m-6.5 hours walk)

Day  21  Trek to Gumba Lungdang (3200m-4 hours walk)

Day  22  Trek to Ripchet (2468m-5 hours walk)

Day  23  Trek to Dobhan (1070m-8 hours walk)

Day  24  Trek to Soti Khola (720m-9 hours walk)

Day  25  Trek to Arughat (535m-4 hours walk)

Day  26  Drive to Kathmandu

 

Itinerary 3

Day  01  Driving from Kathmandu to Arughat (535m-10 hours by bus)

Day  02  Trek from Arughat to Liding (860m-7km-4 hours walk)

Day  03  Trek to Machhakhola (930m-9km-5 hours walk)

Day  04  Trek to Dobhan (1410m-6 hours walk)

Day  05  Trek to Philim (2040m-5.5 hours walk)

Day  06  Trek to Chumling (2363m-3.5 hours walk)

Day  07  Trek to Chhokangparo (3010m-8 hours walk)

Day  08  Rest day at Chhokangparo (3361m-5 hours walk)

Day  09  Trek to Nile (3700m-3 hours walk)

Day  10  Trek to Bhajyo (Chhekya)( 3240m-4.5 hours walk)

Day  11  Rest day at Bhajyo (Chhekya)

Day  12  Trek to Ra Chhen Gompa (3200m-4 hours walk)

Day  13  Trek to Chumje (2468m-5 hours walk)

Day  14  Trek to Bihi (1990m-7 hours walk)

Day  15  Trek to Namrung (2660m-7 hours walk)

Day  16  Trek to Lho (3180m-6 hours walk)

Day  17  Trek to Samagaun (3525m- 5 hours walk)

Day  18  Trek to Samdo (3860m-5 hours walk)

Day  19  Trek to High Camp(4460m-5 hours walk)

Day  20  Trek to Bimtang (3930m-7 hours walk)

Day  21  Trek to Dharapani (1920m-8 hours walk)

Day  22  Trek to Ghermu (1100m-7 hours walk)

Day  23  Trek to Beshisahar (760m-8 hours walk)

Day  24  Drive to Kathmandu (1300m-6 hours by bus)

Detail Itinerary

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    1. Service Includes
    • Hotels in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast as per itinerary.
    • Permit fee of trekking area
    • Equipment: Trekking tents, Dining tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking
    • Conservation fees
    • Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
    • English spoken Guide
    • Cook, Kitchen & necessary porters
    • Local transportation Airport – Hotel – Airport
    • Transportation from Kathmandu to Kathmandu by road
    • Staff insurance
    • Food & daily allowance for staff
    2. Service Excludes
    • Personal equipment for Trekking/climbing
    • Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
    • Emergency Rescue evacuation
    • Trekking Sleeping bag
    • Personal expenses
    • Tiping (Tips)
    • Bar bills, Mineral water
    • Departures taxes

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    Trip Overview

    • Max Altitute: 5066 m
    • Trip Duration: 18 to 26 Days
    • Trip Region: Annapurna Region
    • Trip Start From: Aarughat
    • Trip End In: Aarughat or Besisahar
    • DailyWalking Hour: 4 - 10 hours
    • Max Altitude: 5066 m
    • Trip Route: Arughat - Jagat - Chhokangparo - Chhemdo - Rachen Gompa - Soti Khola
    • Permit: ACAP and TIMS
    • Trip Season: September to November and March to May
    • Activity Level: Strenuous Trek
    • Group Size: 2-10

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    • Accommodation Type

      Teahouse/Lodges