- Sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley
- Opened to foreigners only since 1992
- Shangri-La land of Nepal in the lap of mountain
- Region less exposed in compared to other areas
Tsum Valley Trek is an off-beaten trekking experience in the base of Manaslu Mountain. Tread through the hidden Tsum Valley and explore its remote villages. Located to the north of Gorkha, Tsum Valley Trekking route takes us through Budhi Gandaki River and colorful rhododendron forest to hot springs in Tatopani. We will enter the inner core of Tsum Valley from Chhokangparo and our journey continues through scenic path lined with chortens and Mani walls. There; This Shangrila land of Nepal nestles peacefully in the lap of Buddha Mountain, Himal Chuli Mountain, Ganesh Mountain and Sringi Mountain. Manaslu means the spirit Mountain and this mountain is the spirit deity of the Tsumbas (locals). Animal sacrifice is strictly prohibited in Tsum Valley.
Tsum Valley: Once restricted, trekking in Tsum Valley was opened for foreigners only since 1992 and is still under the controlled area. According to the locals, settlements were established by Guru Rinpoche in sacred beyuls or valleys of Himalayas including Tsum during 8th century. These settlements provided much needed refuge to Tibetans who flee during time of war to avoid famine and draught. Tsum is one of the best preserved valleys so far and Polyandry is still prevalent in villages of Tsum Valley. This is a moderately strenuous trek that progresses through route at low altitude reaching maximum height at Rachen Gompa (3240m). Therefore; Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are best season for Tsum Valley Trek.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu Airport [1,350m/4,430ft] and transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat [570m/1,870ft], 7-8 hours
Day 3: Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola [700m/2,296ft], 5-6 hours
Day 4: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola [870m/2,952ft], 6-7 hours
Day 5: Trek from Machha Khola to Dhoban [1,000m/3,280ft], 4-5 hours
Day 6: Trek from Dhoban to Philim [1,570m/5,150ft], 6-7 hours
Day 7: Trek from Philim to Chumling [2,386m/7,827ft], 5-6 hours
Day 8: Trek from Chumling to Chokang Paro [3,010m/9,903ft], 7-8 hours
Day 9: Trek to Nile [3,360m/11,021ft] and and visit Rachen Gompa [3,240m/10,630ft] on the way – 4-5 hours
Day 10: Trek from Rachen Gompa to Mu Gompa [3,700m/12,136ft], 2-3 hours
Day 11: Explore Mu Gompa and surrounding area [3,700m/12,136ft]
Day 12: Trek from Mu Gompa to Lama Gaun [3,200m/10,500ft], 5-6 hours
Day 13: Trek from Lama Village to Lokpa [2,240m/7,350ft], 6-7 hours
Day 14: Trek from Lokpa to Jagat [1,410m/4,625ft], 5-6 hours
Day 15: Trek from Jagat to Machha Khola [870m/2,952ft], 5-6 hours
Day 16: Trek from Machha Khola to Arughat [535m/1755ft], 6-7 hours
Day 17: Drive from Arughat to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft], 7-8 hours
Day 18: International Departure
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