About Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley trek is culturally rich and extremely beautiful Himalayan scenery can be seen. It is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage and untouched valley situated in northern Gorkha district of Nepal. Tsum valley is famously known as “hidden valley”, with unique characteristics of mystery, myth & majestic beauty… This is a swashbuckling trek that takes you into the true wild. Tsum valley trek (part of the Inner Himalaya) is hospitable local people which are Tibetan group welcome we with traditional Tibetan Chiya and local meal. The Tsum Valley is extremely rich in cultural assets. The valley is dotted with gompas (Buddhist monasteries), Chortens and mani walls. The longest mani walls (over 250m) are at Dzong and Phurpe. The valley preserves steps of the great Buddhist Yogi Chyuchin Milarepa and story about Guru Padmasambhava Circumbulation.

The people here never slaughter animals, even as a sacrifice to the gods. 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. Tsum valley trek lies in Manaslu region. The attractive views of Himalchuli (7893m.), Manaslu 8163m, Ganesh Himal, Ngadi Chuli , Sringi Himal and other mountains, beautiful varied landscape and different flora and fauna and wonderful. This part is also incomparable beauty and rich blend of Tibetan and Nepalese culture offer a true adventure for visitors to Nepal. Here you will find the mountains and valleys covered with diverse and pristine eco-systems. This trek is suitable for those with limited time but some guests need a long holiday to keep the mind in tune. To grab the trip pleasure and make it precious, you can join the trip of TOP OF THE WORLD ADVENTURE.

Trip Highlights

  • World Heritage Site Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Temple.
  • Fine Art and Gallery of Hindu and Buddhist culture in Patan.
  • Superb blend of untouched Tsum valley cultural and natural diversity.
  • Visit of Mu Gompa, Gompa Lungdang and Milarepa Cave, the oldest Buddhist monastery.
  • Breathtaking Himalayan views Trek over Larke La Pass around Mt. Manaslu.
  • Enjoy last night party at Besisahar.
  • Last Minute Shopping and Refreshment in Thamel Kathmandu With Typical Nepali Cuisine.

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft )

As soon as your plane hits the tarmac of Tribhuwan International Airport, TOP OF THE WORLD ADVENTURE offices representative and driver will be on standby to meet and greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel for the 10 days trek in Nepal to Tsum Valley. The representative will help you check into your designated hotel, and after going to our rooms and refreshing ourselves we will be briefed about our daily activities. The rest of your time is free to move around the neighborhood and get familiar with your surroundings before you go on 10 days adventurous trekking in Nepal with TOP OF THE WORLD ADVENTURE. 

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

After an early breakfast, You leave Kathmandu in the morning in TOP OF THE WORLD ADVENTURE’s private jeep or land cruiser for Arughat. 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. Stay Overnight at Arughat bazaar.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse Lodge
  • Place: Arughat
  • Altitude: 535

Your trek starts from today. After having breakfast, you head for Jagat following the same river and passing somegorges of Budi Gandaki River and some lesser cultivated areas. The trail gradually goes ascending from today. An hour before reaching Jagat, you will have the mesmerizing horizon view of cantilever bridge from Yaru bagar. Today, you will be entering in the restricted areas of Jagat. Stay Overnight at Jagat

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Jagat
  • Altitude: 2095

After having breakfast you will Hanging on to the same river, you will be heading to Lhokpa which is about 7-8 hours trek. The trail goes through narrow valleys and green vegetation. The trek can be good as you can observe the snowy cones of Mt. Ganesh and Mt. Shringi. Overnight at local tea house with all meals Stay Overnight at Lhokpa.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Lhokpa
  • Altitude: 2240

After having breakfast, till not leaving the same river, you will be walking on the bank of Budi Gandaki River on the same way for Manaslu round trekking. After enjoying lunch on the way, you will hike through a wild lesser known route of Tsum valley. The trail mostly goes through the forest and some Gurung villages. you have to descend down for half an hour up to Lungwa Khola and then climb on a zigzag trail for further two hours north through pines and rhododendrons until you reach Gumlung. After crossing the Siyar Khola, you finally arrive at Chumling. It is the lower Tsum valley. Chumling is located on the south face of the Shingri Himal from where you can see an eye catching view of Shringi Himal. You can also visit the old Chumling Gompa, and the stone streets of the village.  

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Chumling
  • Altitude: 2390

Descend through beautiful forest, crossing two new bridges, circle under a huge bluff on the river then climb steeply on deteriorating exposed stairs. After about 30mins start to traverse north through pines and rhododendrons, still climbing and with very steep slopes. The hidden valley of Tsum stretches enticingly ahead. Eventually descend to a deserted bhatti Ghumlong (2130m) on the river. The path straight ahead climbs steeply to Ripchet (2470m; Ripche) in about 1hr; the path to Chumling (2360m) crosses the Siyar Khola on a wooden bridge and up. It is not for those afraid of heights – several locals have fallen to their death from this track while drunk. After about 30mins, below Chumling, take the level track to right (east) for 15mins to arrive at a lodge with 6-8 beds. Make sure you climb up to Chumling and check out the old gompa, the traditional houses, orchards, clinic and beautiful stone streets. This is Buddhist agriculture, with conical pine needle haystacks among the prayer flags. From here on trails are lined with artistic chortens and mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with deities and prayers. Traverse north out of Philim on the obvious track signposted to the Larkya La, through some pretty forest with views up the narrowing valley. After 1hr climbing enter the increasingly misnamed Ekle Bhatti (1600m; ‘lone teashop’) with at least six bhatti, then traverse high above a spectacular gorge, entering a largely uninhabited area of pine trees. Eventually drop to a trail junction going left to Ghap and right to the Tsum Valley, just above Gum Pul (‘bridge’). Climb on a well-graded but exposed track through pines and rhododendrons, looking down on the other trail across the river. If the slopes here have recently had their annual burn there is a real risk of Stonefall from the cliffs above, especially if there are goats grazing. Climb on zigzag steps, increasingly exposed, and gain your first glimpses of the narrow lower Tsum Valley, very steep across the Siyar Khola (Shiar Khola) which drains from the very top of the valley. Stay overnight at Philim

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Philim
  • Altitude: 1590

After having breakfast, you will start our trail within beautiful nature. Stay overnight at Lhapubesi.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Laphubesi

After having breakfast,you will trail back to Arughat with beautiful views of nature and experience of Nepali culture. Stay overnight at Arughat. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Place: Arughat

After breakfast, you drive back to Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu you take a rest at your hotel or stroll in the streets of Thamel, a popular tourist hub for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner hosted by TOP OF THE WORLD ADVENTURE to celebrate the successful completion of your 8 days trekking. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Today After having breakfast, you will visit the Kathmandu Valley in Private Vehicle. You will have Lunch and visit UNESCO Heritage site in Kathmandu Valley like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath Temple, Swyambhunath (Monkey Temple), etc. Our professional English-speaking guide will explain about the history, culture, etc. about the places you visited. At the same time you can visit to thamel shop for some last minutes shopping. Overnight stay at Kathmandu Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Kathmandu Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! TOP OF THE WORLD ADVENTURE representative will drop you off at the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal and Say farewell to Nepal and its amazing people, mountains and nature. Until the next time!

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1300

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and departure by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing by private car with Tour guide
  • Kathmandu-Arughat Bazaar-Kathmandu by Jeep
  • Restricted area permit
  • Annapurna Conservation permit
  • Manaslu Conservation area permit (MCA)
  • All necessary permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Trekking guide (Food, sleep, accommodation, salary)
  • Teahouse Accomodation in Mountain
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • First aid tool box

Cost Excludes:

  • Bar bills
  • Visa fee
  • International flight fare
  • Travels insurance
  • Trekking equipment
  • Tips