(Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in a trans-Himalayan region of Gorkha, Nepal)
The Tsum Valley trek offers a unique experience as it acquaintances with Tibetan Plateau, natural beauty and its pristine culture. The word ‘Tsum’ comes from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’, which means vivid. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Baudha Himal ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture, and religion. Tsum Valley takes you into the majestic surroundings of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges. The Local People are mostly of Tibetan origin and seek a unique dialect. Trails are strewn with artistic Chortens, Monasteries and lined with Mane Walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with deities and prayers.
The Tsum valley has a long history of Buddhism. The Buddhist saint Milarepa is believed to have meditated in the caves of mountains there. Traditionally, Tsum valley was a culturally distinct geographical area called ‘Tsum Tso Chuksum’, which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. The ancient remains of the Tsum Kingdom are still visible today. Due to its remoteness and inaccessibility, this sacred valley and its people have been bypassed by mainstream development for centuries. The lifestyle of the people in this region is a unique rural life which is different from people in other parts. As a result, the unique culture of this valley has remained intact. Alpine Trav Treks and Expeditions is always ready to manage your treks as per your interests and requirements.
All Trekking offers and plans given in the itinerary are for all interested visitors who prefer full package. We offer the itinerary of the destinations as per your choice. You are always free to choose any itinerary and the staff depending on your financial condition. As per your interest and requirement, we have options for any partial visit too.
(The Trip cost varies depending on the group size, total number of days and services you require. If you are interested, please feel free to contact Us.)
Today after breakfast we go sightseeing and explore around Kathmandu Valley. These include various UNESCO world heritage sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, and many more. In the afternoon you will be briefed about the itinerary planned ahead to make necessary preparations.
The drive to Aarughat takes about 6-7 hrs from Kathmandu. The scenic drive involves various roadside villages before crossing the Ankhu Khola and reach Aarughat in Dhading. From here we drive up west further for 3 hours to reach Soti Khola. We spend overnight at Soti Khola in a guesthouse.
We start our trek early in the morning through a Sal forest. The trail leads along the side of cliffs before descending and then ascending to Labubesi village. We cross Nauli Khola via a suspension bridge and follow along the banks of the river to reach Machha Khola. After 6 hours of walk we spend overnight at a guest house.
Today we cross the Machha Khola and head towards the Khorlabeshi village. On the 7 Hours walk we come across a hot spring as well as local tea shops before reaching Jagat village. We spend overnight at Jagat village at guest house.
After breakfast we follow an uphill trail that crosses over Budhi Gandaki river via suspension bridge. The 6-hour trek leads to Philim village before ascending uphill to Ekle Bhatti and finally reaching Lokpa village where we spend overnight at a guest house.
The trek continues from Lokpa in an ascending route. Along the way there are many monasteries and Gompas before reaching Chumling village. We spend overnight at a local guest house.
Today we follow a trail into a forest inhabited by white-faced langurs. We continue the trek to Tanju and small Damphe Gompa. The trail ascends to Upper Tsum Valley before reaching Chhekampar village made up of Chhokang and Paro village. We spend overnight here at a guest house.
Today we start our trek early in the morning after breakfast. It takes us 4 to 5 hours walk to reach Rachen Gompa. Along the way we also visit Milarepa Piren Phu cave. We spend overnight in Rachen Gompa at a guest house.
We continue our trek to Mu Gompa which takes us around 3 hours. Along the way to Mu Gompa we also visit Dhephyudonma Gompa. We spend overnight at a local guest house near Mu Gompa.
The trail today descends down along the natural landscape. The 6 hours of trek takes us back to Chhekampar via Chhule Nile. We spend overnight at a guest house.
The trek continues with our ascent through a rhododendron forest that opens along the ridges. The trail then descents across the Langdang Khola before reaching Ripchet village. From here the trail descents along steep stairs that follows through a forest that reaches to Lokpa village. We spend overnight at guest house.
We follow the trail down to the junction that connects to the Manaslu trail and cross over the Budhi Gandaki river. The trail goes through a bamboo forest before ascending to Deng village. We spend overnight at a guest house.
The trek continues along the river banks of Budhi Gandaki and descends down to Bihi Phendi. We continue the trail that crosses over Serang Khola. We head northeast towards walls of carved mani stones that leads to Ghap village.
Today we ascend through bamboo and rhododendron forest and across a descending river via wooden bridge. The trail climbs up steeply to Namrung village. We again go through a forest and descend across the Hinang Khola. From here a steep pull leads to the ridge that connects to Lho village. We spend overnight here in a guest house .
The trek to Sama Gaon is about 5 hours of walk. The trail follows along the mani walls out of Lho village and drop steeply across Damonan Khola. The trail continues through Shyala village and across Numla Khola leading to Pungyen Gompa. We finally reach Sama Gaon where we spend overnight at a guest house.
Today is acclimatization day in Sama Gaun. We accustom ourselves to the cold weather and the high altitude for the journey ahead. In order to do this, we explore the village in the morning. We visit various Gompas and monasteries. We return back to the guest house to spend overnight.
Today we head north following a trail through a juniper forest and cross over the Budhi Gandaki River via wooden bridge. The trail climbs up through a village that follows a zigzag yak tracks. After 4 hours of walk we finally reach Samdo village and spend overnight there.
We descend from the village and cross the Budhi Gandaki River. The trail heads west and gradually ascends up the Syacha Khola valley towards the Larkya Glacier beyond the Larkya La Phedi to a stone guest house called Dharamsala. We spend overnight at a local guest house.
We leave Dharamsala early in the morning after breakfast. The trail follows a downhill path that takes about 6 hours to reach Bhimthang village. We spend overnight at a guest house.
Today’s trek is 6 hours long as follow the trail with the excellent views of the Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Annapurna. The trail goes through Tilje village before reaching the village of Dharapani where we stay overnight at guest house.
From Dharapani we take a long scenic drive to Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu you will be transferred to your hotel.
This will be the day you bid farewell to Nepal after your life long memorable and awe-inspiring trip. Our representatives will help you to the airport.
- Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle as per group size.
- 2 night's hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Transportation to and from the starting and ending point.
- Accommodation: Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
- Professional, licensed and English speaking mountain guide, and Assistant guide.
- Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
- National Park – Conservation. Area entry permits.
- Insurance, medication, and equipment for guide, Porter and staff.
- One porter carry for 2 guest's luggage, 20 kgs - 25kgs).
- AlpineTrav Treks sleeping bag,down jacket, Poles area trekking map.
- First aid medical kit.
- Coordination of Quick Rescue service (costs covered by your Insurance plan)
- Farewell dinner second last day of departure.
- Meals at Kathmandu.
- Your international airfare.
- Nepal visa.
- Personal expenses.
- Internet, battery charging.
- Bar and beverage bills.
- Your Travel Insurance.
- Gratitude tips.
• You will explore the less explored and hidden valleys of the region.
• Trek will take you to the Tibetan border on the northern side of the Manaslu region.
• The trek introduces you to the antique monasteries, chortens, and gompas in the region.
• You will witness the wide-angle display of Mt. Manaslu, Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Ganesh Himal, and Larkye Peak.
• You will navigate the novel trek routes to the typical Tsum Valley.
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