Tsum Valley Trekking

"An old route to Tibet, pure and natural wilderness and the land of last Shangri-la of Himalaya."

Tsum Valley Trekking

Tsum valley trekking with Sherpa Royal Trek & Expedition leads you to one of the least explored regions in the hidden corners of mid west Himalaya. An amazing and interesting Tsum valley trekking, from warm sub-tropical of lower Gorkha district towards alpine region to arctic zone of mountains with impressive traditional villages. Where Buddhist and ancient Bon culture is a way of life and this route is at mere distance from Tibet border.

This fabulous adventure Tsum valley trekking follows raging glacial Budi-Gandaki river taking tosame route of Tsum and upper Manaslu area for few days. On leaving the Manaslu route from Lokpa our walk follows towards North East towards hidden areas of mid west Himalaya at Tsum Valley. We will explore the interesting villages and monasteries of Chumling, Chokhangparo and trek towards Nile 3,361m to visit Milereppa(famous 11th Centurys Tibetan Buddhist saint cave. Later our trip brings us at remote and isolated Mu Gompa 3,700m, the highest spot of the journey, which offers close views of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu range of peaks.

After fascinating time around Tsum the valley of Happiness as in Tibetan known as the “Beyul  Kyimolung” meaning “Valley of Happiness”, the return trek leads back on the same scenic trail back to Soti-Khola for a drive back to Kathmandu, where this fabulous adventure to Tsum, Valley of Happiness Trekking concludes.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Preparation day in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola 730 m via Arughat 600m – 07 hours journey.

Day 04: Trek to Machha khola 930m – 06 hours

Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,410m – 06 hours

Day 06: Trek to Chisopani.

Day 07: Trek to Chumling 2,386 m – 06 hours.

Day 08: Trek to Chhekampar 3,010 m – 05 hours.

Day 09: Trek to Nile 3,361m through Milereppa cave – 07 hours.

Day 10: Trek to Mu Gompa 3,700 m – 04 hours.

Day 11: Rest day at Mu Gompa to explore the local village and monastery.

Day 12: Trek to Rachen Gompa 3,240 m – 05 hours.

Day 13: Trek back to Chumling 2,386 m – 06 hours.

Day 14: Trek to Philim 1,590 m – 07 hours.

Day 15: Philim to Dovan – 06 hours.

Day 16: Trek to Soti Khola 7, 30 m – 05 hours.

Day 17: Soti Khola to Arughat-4 hrs.

Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu and to hotel-6 hrs

Day 19: International Departure.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport, Sherpa Royal Trek & Expedition will receive you with a warm welcome and then transfer to the respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu, Thamel. After refreshment our guide will brief you regarding hotels, Nepali cultures and your upcoming Manaslu trekking with a welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant assisted by a folk cultural program.

Day 02 : Preparation day in Kathmandu.
We separate this day for the preparation of the entire journey. You will be informed of all the trekking plans and the packing lists, what you can expect and how it can be more interesting. This day can be important to most of the people before beginning the journey. Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu is optional when if intended, you can visit a number of world heritage listed places .

Day 03 : Drive to Soti Khola 730 m via Arughat 600m – 07 hours journey.
Morning an interesting long drive to Gorkha district around Nepal’s mid west to start this fabulous adventure. Ride leads to warmer areas passing many farm villages and towns following Trisuli river for short while and then leaving the main Kathmandu / Pokhara highway towards Arughat on the rough road to reach Soti Khola with Soti and Budhi-Gandaki River closeby.

Day 04 : Trek to Machha khola 930m – 06 hours
From Soti Khola where our first walk of this adventure begins following Buri Gandaki River, passing many farm houses and villages leading to cross a bridge over Nuali khola overlooking beautiful cascading waterfalls, to reach Machha Khola(fish stream) village for overnight stop.

Day 05 : Trek to Jagat 1,410m – 06 hours
Morning walk follows Budhi Gandaki upstream to reach at Khorla Beshi, a small farm village. From here on the pleasant winding path reaching Tatopani “Hot Spring” where one can have an opportunity for a hot bathe. If time permits, after a nice rest, walk carries on passing the villages of Dovan and Yaruphant to arrive Jagat village.

Day 06 : Trek to Chisopani.
From Jagat, journey continues in the continuous plane until you arrive at Philim(great view of Siringe Himal from here) for lunch from where climbing a bit up and continuing again to the plane area, you’ll arrive at Ekle bhatti for overnight stop, which is the part of Chisopani.

Day 07 : Trek to Chumling 2,386m – 06 hours.
With the Ganesh Himal at the background walk towards Lokpa for the lunch. From this village onward entering Tsum valley area after leaving the main Manaslu route and Budhi Gandkai river behind, walk further north east towards Tsum, the mystical valley of happiness. Chumling for the overnight stop.

Day 08 : Trek to Chhekampar 3,010m – 05 hours.
From here onwards one can feel the clean fresh mountain air as the altitude gains slowly around Tsum area offering grand views of snow capped mountains and amazing country landscape which is similar to Tibetan terrain. Walk slowly approach our overnight stop at Chhekampar village.

Day 09 : Trek to Nile 3,361m through Milereppa cave – 07 hours.
We are getting closer to upper Tsum area around Nile (Ne-lay). Morning trek leads uphill on an open valley around dry arid country with only few bushes of juniper and pine. Walk continues on uphill trail with clear blue sky and views of Ganesh and Manaslu Himal range to arrive at Nile. Visit an old meditation cave of Saint Milereppa where his folktales and songs are still remembered by Tibetans, Nomads and farmers.

Day 10 : Trek to Mu Gompa 3,700m – 04 hours.
This day’s walk is to the highest point of this wonderful trekking at Mu Gompa. Walk continues on the uphill path in this high arid and barren terrain with views of snow capped peaks towards North, East and Western area, after a good walk reaching at Mu Gompa for overnight stop.

Day 11 : Rest day at Mu Gompa to explore the local village and monastery.
A free day in Mu Gompa for excursion and hike around villages where you can interact with the children and villagers, visit old Mu Gompa with antique scrolls, statues and relics which is one of the most famed and important monastery of Tsum and Manaslu region.

Day 12 : Trek to Rachen Gompa 3,240m – 05 hours.
After the most memorable time in the high areas of Tsum, return trek is towards another interesting monastery at Rachen Gompa. The walk is on the gradual path, with few short climbs and downhill and enjoying the surrounding views of snow capped mountain ranges to arrive at Rachen Gompa for overnight stop.

Day 13 : Trek back to Chumling 2,386 m – 06 hours.
Take a long descend to Chumling village on the same route we came through, passing several farm areas and farm houses and back to woodlands and rich vegetation, after a good downhill walk of 5-6 hours reaching back at Chumling village for overnight stop.

Day 14 : Trek to Philim 1,590 m – 07 hours.
Morning begins with a long steep descend through a gorge and with a climb to Ekle Bhatti or Dyang and towards Budhi Gandaki river. With a few up and descending, you’ll get to thick cool forest and walk further down to Philim village for overnight stop.

Day 15 : Philim to Dovan – 06 hours.
Easy day since you just descend all the way down to Dovan today as you walk by the bank of Budhi Gandaki river to arrive at your stop teahouse for the night.

Day 16 : Trek to Soti Khola 730m – 05 hours.
After nice refreshing time at Dovan, retrace the journey back to Soti-Khola passing many farm villages, farm lands and through Machha-Khola area following the raging Budhi Gandaki.

Day 17 : Soti Khola to Arughat-4 hrs.
This day will be the rough road walking trip all the way to Arughat where you will stay the night finishing your amazing Manaslu journey. Travel along with the Budhi Gandaki river to arrive at Arughat.

Day 18 : Drive to Kathmandu and to hotel-6 hrs
From Arughat, your journey in the bus begins early morning towards Kathmandu. Enjoying the ride and sceneries throughout the drive, you will arrive at Kathmandu hotel with rest of the day free for browsing around the markets or locals.

Day 19 : International Departure.
Your last day in amazing Nepal. As per international flight time, our staff will transfer you to international airport for your flight back home or to next port of call, after a great Manaslu trekking adventure with Sherpa Royal Trek & Expedition.

Cost Include

  • All transportation by car / jeep, airport pickup and drop
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant
  • Kathmandu to Sotikhola drive by 4WD Jeep
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu 3star level on BB basis (bed and breakfast)
  • 14 night’s tea house lodge accommodation in mountain
  • 15 days all meal during the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea / coffee)
  • An experience and English speaking guide, his food, travel, salary, equipment and insurance
  • Strong porter (2 people will sharing one) his food, travel, salary, equipment and insurance
  • All entrance fees and permit for whole trip
  • Arughat to Kathmandu drive back by 4WD Jeep
  • Nepal Adventure Team T-shirt as gift and certificate of appreciation
  • First Aid Medical Kit
  • All government Vat / Tax including local taxes

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal visa fee
  • International flight (airfare)
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips to guide & porters

 Trip Note

The groups safety is very important for us. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Even though every effort is made to go as planned, a little change might occur in the itinerary because of weather conditions, health condition of a person, unexpected natural disasters, etc. The leader will try to ensure the trip runs as planned, but please be prepared to be flexible just in case.

The whole trip is customizable so as to fit your requirements. Please contact us for further info.

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