TSUM VALLEY TREK

Trip Facts

Starts FromKathmandu
Ends inKathmandu
Country Visited Nepal
Best Time Mar-Jun, Sep-Dec
Price (per person) $1,895
Single supplement Pls call
Internal airfare (per person) N/a

Tour Overview

Embarking in for Tsum Valley Trek at Manaslu Region of Nepal is an opportunity to explore hidden valleys, get insights into local cultures and enter the restricted areas recently opened to outsiders. Being close to Tibet border, people are greatly influenced by Tibetan Buddhist religion, however they have their own art, culture, rituals and festivals. This amazing hidden valley is less known and welcomes fewer visitors annually. But it is an absolutely must visit place for all travel lovers looking to explore the unexplored, see the unseen and know the unknown.

 

We start our Tsum Valley Trek after your arrival at Kathmandu and take a long seven to eight hours of drive to Arughat. During the initial phase of our Tsum Valley Trek, we gradually make our way uphill through beautiful landscapes, terrace farmlands and local settlements. In this way continuing our enjoyable Tsum Valley Trek, we trekking trails of Manaslu is left behind and enter into beautiful valley of Tsum trekking through diversified surroundings, waterfalls, rivers while exploring insightful culture and traditions of local inhabitants. Visiting the Milarepa Cave, Mu Gompa, trekking through off the beaten path through Buri Gandaki villages, Chumling, Philim, Khorlabesi and Soti Khola we then return Kathmandu concluding our amazing Tsum Valley Trek.

 

Best time to go for Tsum Valley Trek would be in the spring months of March, April, May and the autumn months of September, October and November. During these times, there will be less chances of rain with pleasing temperature. Join Tsum Valley Trek with Himalayan Treasures and Travels. We ensure you will have the experience of a lifetime. Contact us for booking and further information.

Private journey  |  Based on double occupancy

Day 1: Kathmandu-Arughat

Drive Kathmandu to Arughat (1,968ft) 7-8 hours drive.

A 7-8 hour’s drive from Kathmandu into the western mountains takes us to Arughat via Dhadingbesi, headquarter of the Dhading district. Through the dirt road from Dhadingbesi viewing the greenery hills we reach Arughat, our trek start point. Arughat is a major town in the region and is divided in two parts with the Budhi Gandaki river flowing between them. Overnight at Arughat.

Day 2: Arughat - Soti Khola

Trek Arughat to Soti Khola (2,296ft): 5-6 hours

We cross the bridge over Budhi Gandaki and begin our trek from the western part of Arughat., we follow the stone-paved street north through the bazaar. We pass through the hydro- electric power plant, fields of rice and millet to Mangaltar, and through forests we arrive at Shanti Bazar. The trail to Budhi Gandaki valley now becomes steeper and the trek more difficult as we cross the Arkhet Khola on a suspension bridge, passing the shops of Arkhet Bazar. Descend to a high, cascading waterfall making a long steep slog up a ridge to Kuerepani. Then from here the trail descends to Soti Khola. Overnight stay at the campsite at Soti Khola. Overnight at Soti Khola.

Day 3: Soti Khola-Maccha Khola

Trek Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (2,952ft): 6-7 hours

Cross the bridge and trek through the beautiful Sal forests, then climb onto a ridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. The rocky trail then weaves its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. It eventually makes its way down and past a few rice terraces, then up and around to the Gurung village of Labubesi. Climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens and the Budhi Gandaki meanders among wide gravel bars. Drop to the sandy river bed and walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. Head down again to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. Overnight at Machha Khola.

Day 4: Maccha Khola-Jagat

Maccha Khola to Jagat (7,676ft): 6-7 hours

The narrow trail makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola, flowing in a rocky ravine, then reaches Khorlabesi. After a few more ups & downs there is a small trailside hotspring, from where we reach to Tatopani. From the Hot spring we climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. Climb on a wide, well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Dobhan Khola, the trail climbs on a rugged trail to Duman. Ascending up again to the Budhi Gandaki, we reach at Yaru Khola. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Cross to the west bank of the budhi gandaki, climb over a ridge, and trek along the river then climb towards the village of Jagat.

Day 5: Jagat-Chisopani

Trek Jagat to Chisopani (5,445ft): 4-5 hours

After completing with the ACAP procedure, 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. Overnight at Chisopani.

Day 6: Chisopani-Chumling

Trek Chisopani to Chumling (7,827ft): 6 – 7 hours

After Ekle Bhatti cross the gorge and half an hour walk in the right side we get to see the big and beautiful waterfall and enter the pine tree forests. Descend down to trail going to the Tsum Valley. Climb through pine and rhododendron forests. Enjoy the views of Himalchuli mountains at 7893m  and Boudha Himal from Lokpa, a small beautiful village. Pass Lokpa, descend half an hour towards Lungwa khola and climbing jick jack difficult trail further two hours north through pines and rhododendrons we reach Gumlung. Crossing the Siyar Khola, finally arrive at Chumling, from where we can view Shringi Himal. Visit the old Chumling gompa, and the stone streets of the village.

Day 7: Chumling-Chokhanparo

Trek Chumling to Chokhangparo (9,903ft): 4-5 hours

Cross the suspension bridge onto the opposite bank. Enjoy the great views of Ganesh Himal. Walk past Rainjam to Serpu Khola crossing another bridge we arrive at the Gho Village.  Another continues 2 hours climb to Tsum takes us to the village of Chhokangparo. Weather permitting; enjoy the views of Himalchuli at 7893 meters and Ganesh Himal at7140m.

Day 8: Chokhanparo-Nile

Trek Chokhangparo to Nile (11,058ft): 5-6 hours

While climbing above Chokhangparo, better to be careful of altitude problems. Walk past Lamagaon crossing rope suspension bridge to the Rachen Gompa, which is also well known as Nunnery Gompa too. We make a small visit and then we cross the Shiar Khola. Continue walking through the well managed villages Lar (micro hydro power), Phurbe and Pangdun. Leaving old historic Stupa of Bhudda in a way crossing the village of Chhule, climb upstream and cross the bridge to finally arrive at Nile. If you consider we can make your visit to a famous monastery of Chhule which is located in the top of area.

Day 9: Nile-Mu Gompa

Trek Nile to Mu Gompa (12,174ft): 3 hours

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 make a visit to the Dhephu Doma Gompa.

Day 10: Mu Gompa

Day at leisure at Mu Gompa.

Today we make a sightseeing of the whole Mu Gompa Region. Mu Gompa is the largest monastery in the region. The Gompa lies at the highest and most remote part of the Tsum Valley. After exploring the Mu Gompa area, you may also consider the option of getting to the base of Pika Himal (4865m).

Day 11: Mu Gompa-Burgi Village

Trek Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (10,644ft) via Milarepa cave: 5 hours

Trek back through Chhule and Phurbe, on the east bank of the Shiar Khola. Finally we arrive at Burgi village. The Burgi village is a small beautiful village.  Climb up to the Milarepa’s Cave Milarepa Cave (piren phu) is known for its mesmerizing glimpses of Poshyop Glacier, Kipu Himal and Churke himal.

Day 12: Burgi Village-Chumling

Trek Burgi village -Chumling (7,827ft): 5-6 hours

Continue trekking watching the greenery of nature and descend down to Chhokang Paro again. From their continue descending to Gho. Descending further, we arrive at the bridge over the Sarpu Khola. Trekking along the lower Tsum Valley takes you to again Chumling.

Day 13: Chumling-Philim

Trek Chumling to Philim (5,103ft): 6-7 hours

The trail continues to Lokpa. After lunch south on a flat trail we move ahead. Enjoy the gorgeous Samba Falls. Finally arrive at Philim after 6 or 7 hours long trekking. A trail passes through the Phillim village that leads to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp.

Day 14: Philim-Khorlabesi

Trek Philim to Khorlabesi (970m/3182ft):6-7 hours

Trek starts today from Philim to Khorlabesi via Jagat and Tatopani.  Descend down to Sirdibas and we finally reach to Jagat. Further descend takes us to Yaruphant. The arid Tibetan climate now gives way to subtropical green vegetation. Continue trekking to Dobhan. Finally arrive at Tatopani. There is a hot spring at Tatopani. If interested, you may dip yourself in the hot spring and relax your tired muscles by soaking yourself in the hot spring. If not continue walking up and down from Tatopani to reach Khorlabesi, our rest place for the day.

Day 15: Khorlabesi-Soti Khola

Trek Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (2,296ft): 6-7 hours

The trail crosses the Tharo Khola flowing in a rocky ravine. Head down again to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. Walk along the Budhi Gandaki River to reach to Gurung village of Labubesi. Pass the two waterfalls on a steep rocky trail on the side of a cliff. We then reach Khursane. Walk along the ridge above Budhi Gandaki and cross the Sal forests. Finally, cross the bridge to arrive at Soti Khola.

Day 16: Soti Khola-Arughat-Kathmandu

Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu (1,968ft): Walk 4 hours and drive 7-8 hours

Climb up to the ridge of Kyorpani. Descend down to the cascading waterfall. Trekking further arrive at Arkhet. Cross the Arkhet Khola. We are now leaving the Budhi Gandaki Valley. Arrive at Sante Bazaar; pass through the forests to Maltar. Finally, passing by the hydroelectric plant following the stone streets, we arrive at the Arughat Bazar. Back to Kathmandu along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and villages on both sides of road. In Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel, the day at leisure to rest, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu. In the evening, we host a dinner to celebrate our successful completion of Around Manaslu Trek.

DayCityHotels
Day 1-15On trekTea Houses or lodges
  • – Land transfer from Kathmandu to Arunghat and Arunghat to Kathmandu  by private air conditioner vehicle

    – All meals(breakfast, lunch and dinner ) on the trek

    – Accommodation on the tea house on sharing basis

    – Sleeping bag with inner liner

    – TIMS card,

    – Manaslu National park Fees

    – English speaking guide, driver and porters their salary allowances

    – Insurance of Guide and Porter.

    – All Government local Taxes

    -Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest)

    – General equipment for Porter during the adventure trip

  • –  Manaslu & Tsum Valley special permit $140 per person

    – All personal nature expenses, bar bills, tips, laundry

    – Accommodation at Kathmandu etc