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Tsum Valley Trekking 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 Trekking varies from 1905m in Lhokpa to over 5093m 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.

Itinerary in Detail
Day 01 Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570m.) 7-8 hours.
You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway for the first part of the day then drive towards to Arughat Bazaar. It’s mostly a scenic drive all the way. Our first overnight in   Arughat Bazzar.
Day 02

Trek from Arughat Bazaar passing through Soti Khola (730m.) to Khursani Bari (800m) 5 hours.
You trek over a flat leveled path along the bank of Budhi Gandaki River through mostly terraces, numerous villages, green hills, some pretty waterfalls and green forest. To reach Khursanibari, the trail fluctuates  gradual uphill and downhill through forest of Sal, Chilaune and other local vegetation. Khursanibari is a village situated on the banks of the Budhi Gandaki. Stay overnight in simple teahouse.

Day 03

Trek from Khursanibari  via Machha Khola to Khorlabeshi (930m.) 6 hours.

The meandering path passes through forest, villages, streams, pretty waterfalls and green valley until you reach Lapu Besi a  large  village in this  area. This is a village mainly inhabited by Mongolian inhabitants. Now you again traverse the zigzag path to reach Machha Khola and on to Khorlabeshi. There is a small market hereabouts with a few shops and lodges. Stay overnight in teahouse.

Day 04

Trek from Khorlabeshi to Jagat (1440m.) 6 hours.

You cross the Machha Khola (Fish Stream) and head upstream to the tiny village of Khola Bensi and the hot springs at Tatopani, you can take a short bath at  tatopani and then the trail is quite exposed and challenging in places. After a short section of forest path you reach the single teahouse at Doban. At Lauri, you cross the river on a suspension bridge, and then climb on a high path to the fields of Jagat, where you lodge for the night.

Day 05

Trek from Jagat to Lokpa/Lukuwa (2240m.) 6 hours

The early part of trek moves 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 up hill where we stop for lunch at Ekle Bhatti. Lokpa is the first village as you enter the Tsum valley. Stay overnight in the lodge.

Day 06

Trek from Lokpa to Chumling  (2600m.) 4hours.

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 07

Trek from Lokpa to  Chhokangparo (3010m.) to Rachen gompa (3300m) 6-7 hours.

This is an arduous and long day of walking but the scenic views of the valley amply compensates for the long walk. Chhokangparo is situated on the flat land and consists of 2 settlements, Chhokang and Paro. From here you can view the Ganesh Himal range. Some households practice polyandry hereabouts. This area is prominent for its Tibetan Buddhist heritage.

Day 08

Trek from Rachen gompa thru Nile (3361m.) to Mu Gompa (3700m) 6 hours.

Nile is the last village heading north in the upper Tsum valley. This village is situated on the banks of the Shiar Khola and consists of a large number of households. Mu Gompa is home to a very old monastery and there are no village establishments here. It is located at the highest and farthest point in the Tsum valley. This trail is used to import and export things to and from Tibet. You may come across several yak trains supplying goods to local villages. Stay overnight in the guest house of Mu Gumpa.

Day 09

today we rest in Mu Gompa,

, take a  day trip  to  Vajyo
It’s a day for some good healthy excursions to the many snow covered peaks in the area for the most spectacular views on the trek.  Vajyo is  towards to the  Tibetan border,  you may see  quite  few  mountain animals  on the wife  Plato valley.   Return to Mu  Gumpa to sleep at  Guest house.

Day 10

Trek from Mu Gumpa  (3347m) via  lamagaun the  otherside of Rachen gumba  to Rainjam (2600m.) 6-7 hours

an entirely descending path. This day you can enjoy glimpses of the Punchen Himal. Stay overnight in Gomba guest house at Dumje side not  to rainjam side.

Day 11

Trek  from Dumje to  Gomba Lundang 3800M

all the way up hill but  worth, excellent views of  ganesh Himal and it range. Dumje to  Lundang  takes about 4 hours, lunch at Gomba and   hike  towards  to  the Ganesh Himala base camp, over night at Gomba Lundang.

Day 12

Trek from Gomba Lundang  to Ripchet   to Lokpa takes about 7 hours,  can  also  stay over night at Ripche at  a  simple home stay

Day 13

Lokpa to  Bihi  ( 1990M) about 6 hours walking, a nice  walk towards to open valley of Bihi,  nice gompa and  villages. Over night at Lodge in   Bihi.

Day 14

Trek from Bihi to Namrung (2900m) 5 hours.
In the morning after b/fast, you begin your day with a trek almost a flat leveled path and then the trail moves uphill all the way to Namrung through forest. From here, you can enjoy the spectacular views of Mt. Manaslu, rock hills, a green valley and ridges. Namrung is a Buddhist village where there are monasteries, a water turbine, hydro electricity power house, Mani walls, chortens and prayer flags can be seen fluttering in the sky. The typical houses remind you of Tibetan architecture. Stay overnight in  lodge.

Day 15

Trek from Namrung to Lho Gaon (3100m.) 3-4 hours.
You trek over a winding path moves through the inner Himalayan range. On the way, you can enjoy mountain views of Rupinala pass, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak, and many other snowcapped mountains and peaks. As you go up the vegetation decreases. You come across Mani walls, chortens, prayer flags and monasteries. Before you reach Lho Gaon, you pass a Tibetan village and Lihi Gaon. You can catch panoramic views of Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak and others from Lho Gaon. The sights are just breathtaking. Stay overnight in the Guest house

Day 16

Trek from Lho Gaon to Sama Gaon (3390m.) 3-4 hours.
You follow the right bank of the river, with views of Peak 29 ahead. As you continue on the main trail you soon reach the fields of Sama Gaon, 3500m. You camp at Sama Gompa, 20 minutes beyond the village near the Tibetan border, visit a  very old Gumpa on the way to  Birendra  tal ( Birendra lake) created  by  Manaslu Glacier.  Stay overnight in  guest house. You can also hike to Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo (Pang phuchuli); Nagdi chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall and you can see Birendra Kunda is an ice lake nearby the Manaslu Base Camp. Stay overnight in the Guest house.

Day 17

Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo (3690m)  3-4 hours
You trek gently uphill all the way to Samdo through a desert path and windy valley. The Tibetan border is just four kilometers away from Samdo.But visitors are not allowed to pass the border. This is an excellent view point for Mt. Manaslu, Samdo (Pang phuchuli), Nagdi chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall and several other majestic peaks. Explore  Samdo village and  Stay overnight in the Guest house.

Day 18

Rest in Samdo, we will walk toward to Tibetan border  with our packed Lunch and  water,  return to Samdo for overnight.

Day 19

Trek from Samdo to Larkya La Phedi –Dharamsala (4460m.) takes about three hours. The trail is rocky and zigzags all the way to your destination. Before you reach Larka La Phedi, there is a market called Larkya Bazaar (market) where seasonal fairs are held for the local folks. People bring goods from Tibet to sell it here. You will also find a Dharmasala at Larkya La Phedi. Stay overnight in guest the house.

Day 20

Trek from Larkya La Phedi –Dharamsala to Larkya La (Pass) (5135m.) to Bimthang (3590 m.) about 8-9 hours
takes about seven hours. Early in the morning you begin to trek a steep ascent until Larkya La through a rocky and windy path. From here, you can enjoy the views of Larkya peak, Mt. Manaslu, Ratna chuli, Cheo Himal and many other snow capped mountains and peaks. Crossing this pass, you follow a steep downhill path through rock and ice. On the way, you will encounter many icy lakes. Bimthang is a broad and level ablation valley with a number of Mani walls and deserted houses. Stay overnight in the guest house.

Day 21

Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (1960m.) takes about 6 hours. Crossing this high pasture you descend the valley of the Burdin Khola to the area of the Base Camp for the West side of Manaslu. From a ridge at 4150 meters, you have excellent views of Manaslu to the South East and Annapurna II to the South West. Beyond a bridge over the headwaters of the Dudh Khola, you descend into a rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until you reach the highest cultivated land in this valley at Karche, 2785 meters. Walking down you cross a stream to reach Tilje. Leaving Tilje, you trek uphill for nearly 45 minutes and reach Dharapani crossing a bridge over the Marshyangdi River. Stay overnight in the guest house.

Day 22

Trek from Dharapani to Jagat (1800m) takes about six hours.
You trek all the way over a descended path along the bank of Dudh Khola (river) and Marshyangdi River. On the way, you walk through pleasant villages such as Taal  is an attractive village with a pretty waterfall and you can enjoy the sight of lush green hills. Eventually, you come across Jagat is a stone village situated on a shelf, that juts into the precipitous Marsyangdi valley. Stay overnight in the guest house.

Day 23

Trek from Jagat to Bulbule via  Nagdi (850m.) takes about 6 hours
A steep trail descends from Jagat through Marshyangdi valley. You cross Marshyangdi River at Syange and walk through Ghermu Path (Ghermu field). This part of the trek is pleasant through a flat leveled path with views of green valleys and villages at some distance. Past this Ghermu field and a village, your trail goes uphill for nearly half an hour to reach Bahundanda. At this point, you descend all the way to Nagdi and then to  Bhulbule, over night at Bhulbule.

Day 24

By bus to Kathmandu 7-8 hours
 It is a picturesque drive on the way back to Kathmandu along the banks of the Marshyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and colorful villages on both sides of road. Over night in Kathmandu

Price: USD1700 P/P
Price includes: Airport Pick up/drop, accommodation in kathmandu at tourist standard hotel, all inclusive trek such as Ground transportation, necessary permits ( including special permit), entrance fees, professional guide, porter/porters, and their expenses including their insurance and equipments, accommodation in the guest house (Mattress, sleeping bags), all food (breakfast, lunch & dinner) with tea/coffee, soft drinks etc.
Price excludes: Alcoholic drink, Tips, your insurance, personal/natural expenses, Food in Kathmandu.