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Tsum Valley Trek

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Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage site hidden in the northern Gorkha. Surrrounded by Buddha Himal, Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal and Sringi Himal, Tsum valley is one of the most secluded and world’s remotest Himalayan valleys which was just opened to outsiders to 2008. So trekking has been just recently opened. The word “Tsum” starts from the Tibetan word “Tsombo” whih means “vivid”. Still less exposed in comparison to other areas this region is relatively virgin and less beaten paths. Inhabited mostly by people of Tibetan origin this valley still carries history of ancient Himalayan civilization styles; culture, art, tradition, religion, customs and thinking. It’s natural and cultural beauties are enough to fascinate anyone.

Tsum Valley trek begins after a drive from Kathmandu to Arughat, starting point of the trek. Passing Liding, Machhakhola, Jagat, Philim and some of other beautiful villages we will reach Tsum valley. Most of the trail goes through the bank of Budi Gandaki River. The path takes you through beautiful forest, terraced fields, tropical waterfalls and hilly villages. At high altitudes we will pass through alpine forests with rhododendron, glacial river and friendly local people. We retrace the same path from Tsum and return back to Kathmandu via Arughat. You can see numerous Chortens, Gumbas and Mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with drawings of deities and inscribed with prayers throughout this trek. This valley offers very clear and fabulous mountain view of Ganesh Himal range, Sringi Himal, Bauddha Himal and Himalchuli.

Bypassed mainstream development for centuries unique culture of this valley still remains intact. People follow the system of “Polyandry’”- many brothers marrying a single young girl, in a family. You can see the ancient monasteries. This trek gives you a taste of truly secluded, hidden and ancient culture.

Brief Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival In Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur city
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Arughat(7-8 hours)
Day 04: Arughat to Soti Khola (700m): 5-6 hours
Day 05: Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (870m): 6-7 hours
Day 06: Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m): 6-7 hours
Day 07: Jagat to Chisopani (1660m): 4-5 hours
Day 08: Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m): 6 – 7 hours
Day 09: Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m): 4-5 hours
Day 10: Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m): 5-6 hours
Day 11: Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m): 3 hours
Day 12: Sightseeing at Mu Gompa
Day 13: Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (3,245m) via Milarepa cave: 5 hours
Day 14: Burgi village -Chumling (2,386): 5-6 hours
Day 15: Chumling to Philim (1,570m): 6-7 hours
Day 16: Philim to Khorlabesi(970m): 6-7 hours
Day 17: Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m): 6-7 hours
Day 18: Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu (600m): 11-12 hours
Day 19: Transfer to the airport for the final departure

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Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 19 Days

Difficulty Level : Moderate

Minimum Altitude : 1300m

Group Size : 2-15 people

Activities : Trekking, Hiking & Sightseeing

Transportation : Flight, Car & Jeep

Accommodation : 3-4 star hotel in kathmandu, Normal hotel in Trekking

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