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17 Days Tsum Valley Trekking

17 Days Tsum Valley Trekking

Tsum Valley trekking facts

  • Duration of Trip: 21 Days
  • Trekking Days: 19 Days
  • Type of Trek: Teahouse / Lodge stay
  • Grade of Trek: Hard
  • Main Attraction: Tsum Valley 
  • Tsum valley permit :Tsum valley Per week per person 35 USD ,Manslu USD 70 Per  Week per person ,Manaslu Conservation USD 30 Per person  ,TIMS USD 10 Per person,Annapurna conservation USD 30Per person .

Tsum Valley Trekking path takes us across Tsum Valley, an unrevealed territory sited in the northern Gorkha of Nepal. 'Tsum' is taken from a Tibetan word 'Tsombo', which means vivid. Tsum valley trekking is a latest and fresh trekking route in Nepal which was previously barred for trekkers. However, Nepalese government opened this region three years back for tourists realizing the possibilities for tourism in this area. Tsum valley trekking region is abundant in cultural inheritance and we can observe a lot of Chortens, Mani walls and Gumbas throughout this trek. This trek starts from Aarughat in Gorkha district, which can be easily accessible from Kathmandu. And we, Encounters Nepal arrange the appropriate itinerary as per your wish.
Yeti or ‘Abominable Snowman’ which are considered rare in the world is seemingly seen in this remote land. It is believed that the great Buddhist Guru Milarepa had once meditated in the mountain grotto of this valley and therefore considered a sacred and attractive spot for the visitors. We also get to stopover the prominent natural hot-spring in Tatopani during the trek which is referred as a cure for different allergies related to our skin. 
Tsum Valley trekking is one of the blessed hidden valleys for Buddhism, and as such, this trekking holds significant old monasteries in the midst of remote areas. From centuries, local people are depended on agriculture, trading with Tibet and grazing herds of yak for their continued existence. The trail curve passes the piles of stones hand-carved with Buddhist prayer and divinity and cubic-chortens. Tsum Valley is utterly preserved environmentally, traditionally and has spectacular beauty all around and big mountain views. The concealed valley of Tsum is enclosed by the, Ganesh Himal to the south, Boudha Himal and Himchuli to the west & Sringi Himal to North.

Trip Itinerary:

Option I

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1300m)
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital city of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. You will be met on airport and 
transferred to your hotel. 
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing.
Day 03: From Kathmandu drive to Arughat Bazaar by bus (7-8 hrs) and trek to Arkhet Bazar (2 hrs) 
We take a 7- 8 hrs bus ride to Arughat bazaar in Gorkha district. The village of Arughat is in two parts, on 
opposite sides of the Buri Gandaki. Arughat Bazaar is large, clean and prosperous with hotels and shops 
selling cloth, food and hardware. 
From the bus stop we trek for two hours to Arkhet bazaar. We pass through Gurung and Magar villages and 
terraced fields along the way. 
Day 04: Arkhet Bazar to Machha Khola (6 hrs) 
From Arkhet Bazaar we take the trail to Machha Khola. Machha Khola is a village situated above a stream with 
the same name. We set up camp at a good campsite. 
Day 05: Machha Khola to Yaru khola (6 hrs) 
From Macha Khola we trek to Yaru Khola. The village of Yaru Khola at 1,330m has a good campsite near the 
Buri Gandaki River. The river meanders serenely among gravel bars. 
Day 06: Yaru khola to Lokpa (6-7 hrs) 
From Yaru Khola we trek to Lokpa. Lokpa is the first village as you enter the Tsum Valley. The local people are 
farmers and grow potatoes, gucchi mushrooms and soya beans. 
Day 07: Lokpa to Chumling (Lower Tsum) (4-5 hrs)
From Lokpa we trek to Chumling Tanjo. We can see the Baudha Himal(6672m) and Ganesh Himal VI on a clear 
day. Chumling has three monasteries: Panago Gumba, Mani Dhungyur and Gurwa Gumba. There are also 
several good campsites. There is a telephone service and health post too. 
Day 08: Chumling to Chhokangparo (Upper Tsum) (7 hrs) 
From Chumling we trek to Chhokangparo. Upper Tsum valley (part of the Inner Himalaya) open from 
Chhokangparo, where hospitality local people (Tibetan group “Tsombo”) welcome you with traditional Tibetan 
Chiya (butter tea) and local meal. 
Day 09: Chhokangparo to Nile/Chhule, visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave on the way (4-5 hrs) 
From Chhokangparo we trek to Nile/ Chulle. This is the last village heading north in the upper Tsum Valley. Nile 
is on the western, sun-side of the Shiar Khola, about 20 minutes walk across from Chhule. 
On the way we pass the Piren Phu cave. Piren Phu(pigeon cave) is one of the most sacred caves in the Tsum 
valley. It is located at the foot of a rugged cliff near the village of Burji. Milarepa, the famous Tibetan saint, was 
believed to have meditated here. There are two separate gumbas attached to the rocky cave. Richly painted 
Buddhist murals, excellent artistic scripts carved on stones, long prayer flags and significant Buddhists paper 
scripts make this cave one of the most important socio-cultural asset in the valley. 
Beautiful views can be had of the Shiar Khola, Rachen Gumba , the mountains and settlements amidst vast 
agricultural land. 
Day 10: Nile/Chhule to Mu Gompa (3700 m), visit Dhephyudonma Gompa (4060 m) (4-5 hrs) 
Dephyudonma gumba is one of the oldest monasteries in the Tsum Valley and is situated in the rugged 
mountains, a 2 hr walk from the village of Chhule and Nile. The history of this monastery is directly associated 
with the dawn of Buddhism in the valley.The monastery is run by Lama Serap of Nile Ladrang from the Kangin 
sect. There are a few campsites and drinking water facilities. 
Day 11: Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa, visit Gonhgye Gompa (Nyigma-pa Buddhist sect) (5 hrs) 
The trail ascends to Mu Gumba, the largest monastery in the region. Mu Gumba is located at the highest and 
farthest point in the Tsum Valley.On the way to Mu Gumba 
Day 12: Rachen Gompa to Dumje (6-7 hrs) 
Rachen Gumba is one of the largest nunneries in the Tsum Valley, with 80 nuns currently studying.It was 
established in 1905AD.Iyt houses the nuns belonging to Ngak-pa sect, which does not allow animal 
slaughter.Dhumje is a small village with about eight houses and adjoining cattle shed. 
Day 13: Dumje to Philim (cross Ripchet) (7-8 hrs) 
From Dumje we trek to Philim and cross Ripchet. on the way we witness one of the most beautiful falls in the 
Lower Tsum Valley, Samba Tingding Chhupyang. Phillim, at 1550m, is a large Gurung village with fields of corn 
and millet. The trail that climbs through the village and heads up over the ridge leads to Ganesh Himal Base 
camp. 
Day 14: Philim to Tatopani (7-8 hrs) 
From Phillim we trek to Tatopani. There is a hot spring at Tatopani. You can relieve your tired muscles by 
soaking yourself in the hot spring. 
Day 15: Tatopani to Lapubeshi (6-7 hrs) 
From Tatopani we trek to Lapubeshi, a Gurung Village. We pass through terraced fields and tropical waterfalls. 
We camp at the village. 
Day 16: Lapubeshi to Arughat Bazar (5-6 hrs) 
As we make our way from Lapubeshi to Arughat Bazar, we come to the last leg of our journey. 
Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu by bus (6-7 hrs) 
We drive to Kathmandu.

Option II


Day 01: Driving from Kathmandu to Arughat (535m-10 hours by bus)
Day 02: Trek from Arughat to Liding (860m-7km-4 hours walk) 
Day 03: Trek to Machhakhola (930m-9km-5 hours walk) 
Day 04: Trek to Jagat (1410m-11km-6hours walk) 
Day 05: Trek to Lokpa (2040m-10km-5 hours walk) 
Day 06: Trek to Chunling (2363m-7km-3.5 hours walk) 
Day 07: Trek to Chhokangparo (3010m-13km-8 hours walk) 
Day 08: Rest Day 
Day 09: Trek to Chhule-Nile (3361m-9km-4.5 hours walk) 
Day 10: Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m-5km-3 hours walk) 
Day 11: Trek to Rachen Gompa (3240m-8km-4.5 hours walk) 
Day 12: Trek to Dumje (2440m-11km-6.5 hours walk) 
Day 13: Trek to Gumba Lungdang (3200m-6.5km-4 hours walk) 
Day 13: Trek to Ripchet (2468m-9km-5 hours walk)

Option III


Day 01: Driving from Kathmandu to Arughat (535m-10 hours by bus) 
Day 02: Trek from Arughat to Liding (860m-7km-4 hours walk) 
Day 03: Trek to Machhakhola (930m-9km-5 hours walk) 
Day 04: Trek to Jagat (1410m-11km-6hours walk) 
Day 05: Trek to Lokpa (2040m-10km-5 hours walk) 
Day 06: Trek to Chunling (2363m-7km-3.5 hours walk) 
Day 07: Trek to Chhokangparo (3010m-13km-8 hours walk) 
Day 08: Rest Day
Day 09: Trek to Chhule-Nile (3361m-9km-4.5 hours walk) 
Day 10: Trek to Chho Syong (4000m-8 hours walk) 
Day 11: Trek to Dupchet (4180m-5 hours walk) 
Day 12: Trek to Chhemdo (4110m – 4 hours walk) 
Day 13: Trek to Chhekya (4240m-4 hours walk) 
Day 14: Trek to Sangti (5066m-8 hours walk) 
Day 15: Trek to Yamdro (4510m-8 hours walk) 
Day 16: Trek to Bhajyo(4030m-7 hours walk) 
Day 17: Trek to Thongbu(4560m-2 hours walk)
Day 18: Trek to Lungdang (4240m-7 hours walk) 
Day 19: Trek to Rachen Gompa (3240m-6.5 hours walk) 
Day 20: Trek to Dumje (2440m-6.5 hours walk) 
Day 21: Trek to Gumba Lungdang (3200m-4 hours walk) 
Day 22: Trek to Ripchet (2468m-5 hours walk) 
Day 23: Trek to Dobhan (1070m-8 hours walk) 
Day 24: Trek to Soti Khola (720m-9 hours walk) 
Day 25: Trek to Arughat (535m-4 hours walk) 
Day 26: Drive to Kathmandu


Option IV


Day 01: Driving from Kathmandu to Arughat (535m-10 hours by bus) 
Day 02: Trek from Arughat to Liding (860m-7km-4 hours walk) 
Day 03: Trek to Machhakhola (930m-9km-5 hours walk) 
Day 04: Trek to Dobhan (1410m-6 hours walk) 
Day 05: Trek to Philim (2040m-5.5 hours walk) 
Day 06: Trek to Chumling (2363m-3.5 hours walk) 
Day 07: Trek to Chhokangparo (3010m-8 hours walk) 
Day 08: Rest day at Chhokangparo (3361m-5 hours walk-around) 
Day 09: Trek to Nile (3700m-3 hours walk) 
Day 10: Trek to Bhajy o(Chhekya) ( 3240m-4.5 hours walk) 
Day 11: Rest day at Bhajyo (Chhekya) (2400m-7 hours walk) 
Day 12: Trek to Ra Chhen Gompa (3200m-4 hours walk) 
Day 13: Trek to Chumje (2468m-5 hours walk) 
Day 14: Trek to Bihi (1990m-7 hours walk) 
Day 15: Trek to Namrung (2660m-7 hours walk) 
Day 17: Trek to Samagaun (3525m- 5 hours walk) 
Day 18: Trek to Samdo (3860m-5 hours walk) 
Day 19: Trek to High Camp (4460m-5 hours walk) 
Day 20: Trek to Bimtang (3930m-7 hours walk) 
Day 21: Trek to Dharapani (1920m-8 hours walk) 
Day 22: Trek to Ghermu (1100m-7 hours walk) 
Day 23: Trek to Beshisahar (760m-8 hours walk) 
Day 24: Drive to Kathmandu (1300m-6 hours by bus)


Option V

Day 1 : Arrival Kathmandu transfer to Hotel
Day 2 : Sightseeing of Kathmandu ,Bhaktapur city
Day 3 : Drive to Tripureswor
Day 4 : Trek to Fulkarka beautiful Village
Day 5 : Trek to Manbu
Day 6 : Trek to Tatopani
Day 7 : Trek to Lokpa
Day 8 : Trek to Chhekam
Day 9 : Trek to Nile
Day 10 : Trek to Mu-Gumpa
Day 11 : Trek to Chhekya
Day 12 : Trek to Bhajyo
Day 13 : Trek to Kalung
Day 14 : Trek to Rachen Gumba
Day 15 : Trek to Gumba Lungdang
Day 16 : Trek to Ripchet
Day 17 : Trek to Philim
Day 18 : Trek to Machha Khola
Day 19 : Trek to Arughat
Day 20 : Drive to Kathmandu and Check into hotel
Day 21 : Departure to Airport

Price Includes:

• Hotels in Kathmandu with Bed & Breakfast as per itinerary.
• Permit fee of trekking area
• Conservation Permit
• Meals during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
• Lodge accomodation 
• Trek point transportation by bus
• guide /porter/ &Staffs insurance, food & daily allowance for them
• If home stay accommodation in home stay

Price Excludes:

  • Bar & beverage bills,
  • Personal expenses. bottled water, desserts, shower, insurance, rescue,  personal clothing,
  • Any additional services requested and tips to the staff.

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