Tsum valley Trek counts in the remote trek area of Nepal. It is the restricted area where one needs a special permit from the government to visit. It is the land of Tibetan Buddhists with there distinct art, culture, and religion. This amazing Tsum Valley is one of the Buddhist pilgrimage sites.
This fantastic trek is filled with natural beauty and cultural values. Furthermore, it is also a virgin trek. As it was opened in 2008 for tourism, it has not been much explored. The incredible Himalayas surround it. In addition to that, the green forest areas add charm to the place.
Tsum Valley Trek starts with a breathtaking 7 hours drive from Kathmandu to Arughat. Along with that, you get to enjoy the sight-seeing of Kathmandu City as well. Furthermore, Trek has the right paths combined with dense forest, terraced fields, and hill villages. Also, this trek leads you to the Budi Gandaki River Valley through the less explored community of Tsum Villages.
The valley is fertile with ancient culture and tradition with Buddhist monasteries, chortens and prayer flags, monuments, etc. The most extended Mani walls at Dzong and Purple is one of the main highlights of Tsum Valley.
In addition to that, the trek also goes through amazing places like Soti Khola, Jagat, and Chisopani. The bio-diversity and vegetation of these places are beyond beautiful. You can observe the rare species of plants and flowers — also, the mesmerizing rivers and lakes in the Tsum Valley.
Buddhism stands for peace, which is lacking in many of your lives these days. And which can be the better place to restore your inner peace and harmony than the gorgeous Tsum Valley.
Apart from the Buddhist culture, Tsum valley offers its travelers with the fantastic views of mountains like Ganesh Himal Range, Sringi Himal, Buddha Himal, and Himalchuli. Also, Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa, Dephyudonma Gompa are some of the Gompa found in Tsum Valley.
The stunning views of these mountains will make your journey unforgettable. The sunrise and sunsets in the sacred mountains of a virgin place are to die for. So, if you want to take a break from your daily stressful life and enjoy some time in peace, Then, the Tsum Valley trek is perfect for you.
September, October, November, March, April, and May are the best seasons to experience Tsum Valley Trek. During this time, the weather is very comfortable; neither very cold nor scorching. It is a perfect place to enjoy the new routes and explore cultural values. Consequently, bringing new energy and fresh perspectives to your life. So, the Tsum Valley Trek is one of the best treks in the country.
Day 01: - Greetings at Kathmandu Airport, transfer to hotel.
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. Where you will have your time to settle in and freshen up after your long flight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking, and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night, we will have the same discussion in the next day morning after breakfast.
Day 02: - A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath might make you feel calm and peace and visit Patan the city of fine arts and Durbar Square is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. On the journey back to the hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies, and lifestyle. After your dinner, you can perhaps take a stroll through the famous streets like Thamel and Durbarmarg.
Day 03: - Drive From Kathmandu to Arughat 7 hours
On this day, we will be driving ahead to Arughat from Kathmandu through Dhadingbesi, which takes about 6 to 7 hours by van or tourists bus. We will reach our starting point of Trek Arughat, enjoying the greenery of Dhadingbesi on the way after a short drive. We will be staying at Arughat overnight.
Day 04: - Arughat to Soti Khola
After enjoying and having fun in Arughat, we will head towards our next destination Soti Khola crossing the bridge over Budhi Gandaki and following the stoned path through the bazaar at the north. On the way, we will be passing the idea of Mangaltar and the dense forests and arrive at Shanti Bazar. Crossing the Arkhet Khola, we will be moving the shops of Arkhet Bazar. We will be staying overnight at Soti Khola.
Day 05: - Soti Khola to Machha Khola
Crossing the bridge and trekking through the beautiful Sal forests, we then climb above the ridge, the Budhi Gandaki. The trail then makes its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky path. Eventually, we will make our way to a few rice terraces, then to the Gurung village of Labubesi. Walk down the sandy river and rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. We again head down to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. We will be staying overnight at Machha Khola.
Day 06: - Trek to Jagat
After a few walks, we will reach Tatopani, a place with a hot spring waterfall. From there, we will climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki. Climb the staircase; we reach to Dobhan. Crossing a bridge over the Dobhan Khola, the trail climbs to Duman. Climbing up again to the Budhi Gandaki, we will reach Yaru Khola. The kind of climbing and crossing the bridge happen at the Yaru Khola as well as Tharo Bharyang.Cross the west part of the BudhiGandakii; we will reach the village of Jagat.
Day 07: - Trek from Jagat to Chiso pani
We climb over a rocky ridge to Salleri and then descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up 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.
Day 08: - Trek to Chumling
After having breakfast, we will head towards Chumling from Chisopani. Walking through the pine and rhododendron forests with the view of Himalchuli mountains and Boudha Himal from Lokpa, we will descend towards Lungwa Khola. Crossing the Siyar Khola, finally, we will arrive at Chumling
Day 09: - Chumling to Chokhangparo
The very next day, we will trek to Chokhangparo from Chumling. On the way, we will enjoy great views of Ganesh Himal and walk until we reach to Gho Village. After that, we will again head toward Chhokangparo, which is 2 hrs walk from Gho village.
Day 10: - Chokhangparo to Nile
We will make a short visit to Lamagaon crossing rope suspension bridge to the Rachen Gompa from Chokhangparo and then cross the Shiar Khola. After walking through the village called Lar, Phurba, and Pangdun, we will cross the town of Chhule, climb upstream and cross the bridge to arrive at the Nile finally.
Day 11: - Hiking from Nile to Mu Gompa
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 visit the Dhephu Doma Gompa.
Day 12: - Visiting Mu Gompa for the rest of the day
Today we will enjoy sightseeing of Mu Gompa for the rest of the days.
Day 13: - Mu Gompa to Burgi Village through Milarepa cave
After having our breakfast, we then head towards Burgi village through Milarepa cave from Mu Gompa. Climb up to the Milarepa’s Cave; we reach Burgi village, which is a small beautiful village.
Day 14: - Trek from Burgi village to Chumling
Continuing the trek, we then head back to Chumling.
Day 15: - Chumling to Philim
Continuing the trail, we then head towards Philim from Chumling. A trail passes through the Philim village that leads to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp.
Day 16: - Philim to Khorlabesi
Today we will be trekking from Philim following the trail of Jagat and Tatopani. After walking for some hrs, we will reach Tatopani, where we can enjoy the hot spring waterfall. Walking up and down from Tatopani to reach Khorlabesi, we will rest at the place and stay overnight.
Day 17: - Khorlabesi to Soti Khola
Enjoying at Khorlabesi we will head back to Sotikhola and stay overnight in Soti Khola.
Day 18: - Soti Khola to Arughat and drive back to Kathmandu
On this day, we will get back to Soti Khola and Arughat and drive our way back to Kathmandu and take some rest or roam around the city and enjoy it.
Day 19: - Farewell departure
With lots of gratitude to you, we will proudly drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home.
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