Tsum Valley Trek - 19 Days
Tsum Valley Trek offers unforgettable majestic Himalayan landscape views of worlds’ highest mountains – Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167M), Mt. Manaslu (8163M), Mt. Annapurna (8091M).
Tsum Valley Trek is a way to feel the true glimpse of Tibetan cultures in Nepal. It is a hidden heritage of Nepal. The word Tsum comes from Tibetan word Tsombo which means vivid hidden valley of happiness. The valley is situated at the northern side of Gorkha District, Nepal, surrounded by Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal. Tsum Valley is full of ancient art and cultures. The Tsum Valley inhabitants has their own way of life and communities. Polyandry System (i.e all brothers in a family are married to a girl) has been still being followed by inhabitants of Tsum Valley, and it may be indeed surprising to many outsiders.
Being a controlled area, foreigners require a special permit for Tsum Valley Trek. The place is still unexposed as comparison to other tourist places. Indeed, this place used to be restricted place until 2008, after then government has marked all restricted places of Nepal into controlled places. Its remoteness has made it far from modern development. However, its natural and cultural beauties are completely different than other places.
Normally, this trek starts and ends in Aarughat, where we reach by 7 hours’ drive from Kathmandu valley. Throughout the trip, you get to enjoy and explore the hidden valley of the Himalaya. We passes few ethnic villages and glacial rivers as well as alpine forests.
The Himalayan Guide has also committed to provide a good alternative of this trek. As an alternative, we suggest you to do Manaslu circuit trek which is also a controlled area and needs special permit.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu City (1310m)
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing tour
Day 03: Kathmandu to Aarughat drive (600m) 7-8 hours
Day 04: Aarughat to Sotikhola Trek (700m) 5-6 hours
Day 05: Sotikholla to Machhakhola Trek (870m) 6-7 hours
Day 06: Machhakhola to Jagat Trek (2340m) 6-7 hours
Day 07: Jagat to Chisopani Trek (1660m) 4-5 hours
Day 08: Chisopani to Chumling Trek (2387m) 6-7 hours
Day 09: Chumling to Chokhangparo Trek (3010m) 4-5 hours
Day 10: Chokhangparo to Nile Trek (3361m) 5-6 hours
Day 11: Nile to Mugompa Trek (3700m) 2-3 hours
Day 12: Sightseeing in Mugompa
Day 13: Mugompa to Burgi Village Trek (3245m) via Mallarepa Cave 4-5 hours
Day 14: Burgi Village to Chumling Trek (2386m) 5-6 hours
Day 15: Chumling to Philim Trek (1570m) 6-7 hours
Day 16: Philim to Khorlabeshi Trek (970m) 6-7 hours
Day 17: Khorlabeshi to Soti Khola Trek (700m) 6-7 hours
Day 18: Sotikhola to Aarughat and drive back to Kathmandu 4 hours walk and 6-7 hours drive
Day 19: Final Departure
- Guide and Porter Service (Experienced English Speaking Sherpa Guide)
- Airport Pick up and transfer
- Accommodation in Kathmandu also includes breakfast
- All necessary permits including special permit for controlled area
- All Government Taxes and Local Taxes
- 3 Time meals and accommodation during trek
- Travel Insurance
- Personal expenses and other extra expenses
Trekking to Himalayas is so strenuous. So you have to keep some equipment to be safe during the journey. That is why we advise you to have needed things. Trekking gears can be rented from Nepal too, so you should not take it from your home.
Here we have listed the gears which you need while you are trekking in Himalayas
- Sun hat / Scarf
- Sun glasses
- Head Tourch
For Upper Body
- Water Proof Jacket
- Down Jacket
- Light Weight T-shirt
For Lower Body
- Water Proof Pants
- Light Weight Pants
- Thin Inner socks
- Woolen socks
- Hiking boots (preferred comfortable boots)
- Trekking and sleeping bags