8. TSUM VALLEY।HIDDEN VALLEY। UNTOUCHED HISTORY- 19 DAYS TREK ।
DAY 1 : ARRIVAL
We will greet you at the airport and have you transferred to the hotel, where we will get to know each other, and have a briefing on the Tsum valley trek. The day will end with a typical Nepali dinner specially made for you guys.
DAY 2 : KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
The day begins with a savory breakfast, then we go for a guided tour around the Kathmandu valley, which will leave you awestruck with its cultural and monumental richness. Some places you will visit today are Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath stupa, Swoyambhunath, Changunarayan temple, Bhaktapur durbar square, etc. At the end of the day, our team will escort you back to the hotel where the night will be spent.
DAY 3 : DRIVE TO ARUGHAT (600M, 7-8HRS)
This day of the Tsum valley trek consists of a drive from Kathmandu to Arughat, which will be approximately 7 - 8 hours long. Arughat’s territory expands from mid hilly region to the northern Himalayas and is divided into two parts by the stunning Budi Gandaki river.
DAY 4 : TREK TO SOTI KHOLA (700M, 5-6HRS)
After breakfast, the trek for today starts, that first takes you to the Hydroelectricity project, followed by Maltar through a trail of well-cultivated, absolutely stunning rice and millet fields. After crossing Arkhet Khola, a 5 to 6 hours trek for the day comes to an end leading and settling us at Sotikhola.
DAY 5 : TREK TO MACHA KHOLA (870M, 6-7HRS)
Passing through gorgeous Gurung villages with vivid cultures and traditions, we arrive at Lububesi, which lies at an altitude of (880 m / 2887.14 ft). You rest and soak in the beauty of Lububesi for a while, then continue trekking toward Machakhola accompanied by greenery all around. From Machakhola, we witness Ganesh Himal smiling at us.
DAY 6 : TREK TO JAGAT (2340, 6-7HRS)
The very first stop of this day’s Tsum valley trek is Tato pani “ a natural hot spring, “ after passing through Khoralbesi, where we relax for a bit and then trek further ahead through dense forests, Dovan, which lies above the Budi Gandaki river. The total of 6 to 7 hours of trek gets us to Jagat by the end of the day.
DAY 7 : TREK TO CHISOPANI (1660M, 4-5HRS)
After breakfast, the trek takes us to the ridge that you will climb and arrive at Salleri, which boasts a glorious view of Shringi Himal ( 7187 m / 23579.4 ft). To arrive at Chisopani, we first pass through Sirdibas, followed by Philim valley through the admirable view of maize, potato, and millet fields, dense forests, and scenic beauty.
DAY 8 : TREK TO CHUMLING (2386M, 6-7HRS)
Chumling Gompa is our destination for today’s Tsum valley trek. First, we reach Ekle Bhatti (1600 m / 5249.344 ft), followed by Ghap and Tsum, which has two paths through a terrific gorge and pine trees. Taking a right from here, you march towards Chumling valley, which flaunts a majestic view of Shringi Himal, has beautiful Chumling Gompa and lovely stone paved streets.
DAY 9 : TREK TO CHOKHANGPARO (3010M, 4-5HRS)
With mesmerizing views of colorful Tibetan houses and terrific fields of maize and potato after crossing the suspension bridge, we will be blessed with the first sight of the majestic Ganesh Himal lying east of the valley. There are long suspension bridges on the opposite bank. Then you will trek through the pretty village of Sepru Khola and descend up for about 2 hours and finally reach Chokhagparo after Tsum.
DAY 10 : TREK TO NILE (3361M, 5-6HRS)
Today’s Tsum valley trek has tons of stunning sights for you to behold. Beginning with extensive crop fields, freshwater river, courtyard, Rachen Gompa, where only women are allowed to enter, situated at an altitude of 3240 m / 10629.92 ft., then we enjoy the views of Shiar Khola, hamlets of Phurbe (3251 m / 10666.01 ft) and Pangdun ( 3258 m / 10688.98 ft), a unique round stupa with a picturesque view. First, we pass small yet diverse villages and climb over the ridge of Chhortens and Lamagaon. Then you walk through flat fields before reaching Chhule ( 3347 m / 10980.97 ft) through an astonishing entrance gate(Kani). You will witness children wearing traditional Tibetan gowns known as Chubas and enjoy yaks grazing around in their natural habitat. Finally, after crossing the bridge and climbing for a while, Nile village greets us.
DAY 11 : TREK TO MU GUMBA (3700M, 3HRS)
After breakfast, the Tsum valley trek takes you through a dry Tibetan village that has chortens, and an eye-pleasing view of mountain vistas, followed by a ascend upwards that gets you to Mu Gumba, also known as Mu Gompa which is at an altitude of 3700 m / 12139.11 ft. Today’s trail extends from narrow valleys and passes through villages like Kalung, Chhule, Phurbe, and Rachen Gompa bringing us at Mu Gumba.
DAY 12 : EXPLORE MU GUMBA
We take our day for the exploration of Mu Gumba, which is situated at the highest elevation of the Tsum valley and has the largest monastery in the region, Mu Gomba. Our day ends with the admirable view of the base of the Pika Himal ( 4856 m / 15931.76 ft). You will then retrace your way back to the guesthouse.
DAY 13 : TREK TO BURGI VILLAGE (3245M, 5HRS)
In order to reach Burgi village we first trek back to Chhule and Phurbe, followed by a climb that leads us to Milarepa’s cave. Walking for a while from Milarepa’s cave, you will reach a really pretty village, Burgi.
DAY 14 : TREK TO CHUMLING (2386M, 5-6HRS)
After breakfast, we march towards Chumling through the trail that is decorated with gorge, pine, and rhododendron forests along with scenic views. In total, today, you will trek for 5 to 6 hours, then indulge in a warm dinner at night.
DAY 15 : TREK TO PHILIM (1570M, 6-7HRS)
The day begins with breakfast followed by a trek through Lokpa, Samba falls, and the greenery that leads us to Philim after 6 to 7 hours. Philim is a beautiful village situated near Ghatte Khola and is one of the gateways to Ganesh Base camp as well. We will rest at Philim in a guesthouse.
DAY 16 : TREK TO KHORLABESI (970M, 6-7HRS)
Be ready to encounter one of the fascinating attractions of the Tsum valley trek, ‘ Tato pani,’ which is a natural hot spring. The trail boasts terrific Budhi Gandaki river along with panoramic views. First, we reach Jagat and then move towards Tatopani and relax there for a short period to release the tension in our bodies and trek further to arrive at our destination, Khoralbesi.
DAY 17 : TREK TO SOTI KHOLA (700M, 6-7HRS)
After breakfast, we start descending downwards and reach Macha Khola through Khoralbesi. Then the trail takes us to Khursane through Budhi Gandaki river and Lububesi, a beautiful Gurung village. Not far away from Khursane, Sotikhola greets us.
DAY 18 : TREK TO ARUGHAT, DRIVE TO KATHMANDU (4HRS WALK, 7-8HRS DRIVE)
The initial half of today’s Tsum valley trek comprises an easy walk of approximately 4 hours, and the remaining half will be 7 to 8 hours long drive to Kathmandu from Arughat. Upon our arrival at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to a hotel to rest for the night and prepare for your departure.
DAY 19 : DEPARTURE
Wishing to get the opportunity to help you explore Nepal in the near future, our team bids you goodbye and guides you through each and every departure process.