Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in a trans-Himalayan region of Gorkha, Nepal. The Tsum Valley’s acquaintance with Tibet, natural beauty and its pristine culture make this trekking unique. 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. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin and seak a unique dialect. Trails are strewn with artistic chortens, monasteries and lined with mani 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 there mountains. 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. As a result, the unique culture of this valley has remained intact. The Tsum Valley is surrounded by the Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Sringi Himal to the North.
Outline Itinerary (Tsum Valley Trek)
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, transfer to hotel by our representative
Day 02 : Kathmandu to Arughat (600m) drive – Duration: 7 hrs
Day 03 : Arughat to Soti Khola (700m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 04 : Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (870m) walk – Duration: 6.5 hrs
Day 05 : Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m) walk – Duration: 6.5 hrs
Day 06 : Jagat to Chisopani (1660m) walk – Duration: 5.5 hrs
Day 07 : Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 08 : Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m) walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 09 : Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 10 : Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m) walk – Duration: 4 hrs
Day 11 : Rest day at Mu Gompa for acclimatization
Day 12 : Mu Gompa to Burgi Village via Milarepa Cave walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 13 : Burgi village – Chumling (2,386m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 14 : Chumling to Philim (1,570m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 15 : Philim to Khorlabesi (970m) walk – Duration: 6.5 hrs
Day 16 : Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m) walk – Duration: 6 hrs
Day 17 : Soti Khola to Arughat walk – Duration: 5 hrs
Day 18 : Arughat to Kathmandu drive – Duration: 7 hrs
Day 19 : Transfer to airport, departure to your own destination
Itinerary can be make increase or decrease according to yours holidays in Nepal.
After this Tsum Valley Trek if you are interested for other activities like Sightseeing, Jungle Safari, Rafting, or more hiking in other region’s we can organize as yours desire.
Note: We would like to inform and assure you that we always follow the itinerary program but we might have to compel to change the itinerary due to bad weather, route condition and in any other unexpected situation compel in the field. We seek to request maximum flexibility for your safety while you are travelling in the Himalaya. There are also many other optional routes and programs which can be customized based on your interest. The cost will vary for the customized program. Please feel free to contact us for customized program.