Adventure Alpine Gorkha

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Tsum Valley Trekking

"journey to remote high Nepal North Mid-West around valley of happiness"

Trip Duration: 19 Days

Highlights of Tsum Valley Trekking

  • An amazing adventure in the far north Mid-West to Tsum valley of happiness
  • Explore hidden corners at Tsum valley a perfect Shangri-la with high mountains
  • Scenic views of massive Manaslu and Ganesh Himalaya range of peaks on walks
  • Visiting time-forgotten villages within pristine tranquil country of high Tsum valley
  • Enjoy culture of Tsum villages and its impressive Mu and Rachen monasteries
Trip Profile:
  • Trip Mode: Hotel while in cities with local Lodge on treks
  • Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous.
  • Highest elevation gain:  At Mu Gompa 3,700 m and 12,139 ft high.
  • Daily walks: Minimum 04 hrs to maximum – 06 hrs.
  • Trek duration: 15 Nights and 16 Days (with both ways drives)
  • Total Trip: 18 Nights and 19 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu.

Tsum Valley Trekking Overview

Tsum Valley Trekking takes you to remote corners of Nepal Mid-West Himalaya into ‘valley of happiness’ as it is from an ancient language called ‘Beyul Kyimolung’ of Tibet. Tsum Valley Trekking areas located on old Trans Himalayan Salt and Caravan Route of Nepal to Tibet border situated beyond high northward from Mu Gompa area where our walk leads to with fascinating moments visiting its charming old villages.

Tsum Valley Trekking a grand scenic and cultural country for travelers in search of fresh new Himalayan destination, as this area a new and fresh walking route just opened for outside visitors for the last two decades. Tsum Valley Trekking leads you to raw regions, where few trekkers seldom visit due to it’s, remote and isolation from other famous and main trekking routes and, as well as unknown to many wide-world travelers.

Where Adventure Alpine Gorkha Trek and Expeditions will leads right in the heart of Tsum within the valley of happiness with glorious times overlooking beautiful scenery of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal and its unique dramatic landscapes.

Tsum Valley Trekking begins with a breathtaking drive to reach inner areas of Gorkha district within Mid-West of the country, where walk follows from low paddy fields area on the same trail of Manaslu trek for some days.

On reaching further colder areas of Buddhist religion domain at Lokpa village, where our trail diverts towards North-East direction to reach. The high valley of Tsum past lovely communities of Nyle to Mu Gompa on the most top spot of Tsum Valley. Explore the villages and witness the impressive culture of Tsum people adorned with ancient ritual and custom similar to Tibetans, along with fabulous views of high mountains.

After a grand and exciting time around Tsum Valley and its, attractive villages, where walk leads on the same trail towards, low, warm areas for a drive back to Kathmandu with beautiful memories and experience on Tsum Valley Trekking.

Best Seasons for Tsum Valley Trekking

March to May springtime will be the best time when wild-flowers especially rhododendron (Nepal national flower) in full bloom, the walk will be more exciting with beautiful, bright morning till afternoon, with some chances of rains sometimes.

October to early November another best months around Autumn/Fall, when most of the days are clear for views and walks but can be much colder and freezing as altitude gains with chances of snow sometimes.

Monsoon months from mid June to mid September a wet rainy seasons where less number of trekkers venture and some lodge in mid monsoon and mid-winter lodge can be closed sometimes due to harsh and humid climate which makes the walking trails much harder and slippery, but much greener hills with lush vegetation in wet seasons, so the choice as per your holidays in Nepal and for Tsum Valley Trekking.

Tsum Valley Trekking Short Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
  • Day 03: Drive to Soti-Khola 730 m- 07 hrs via Arughat 570 m – 06 hrs journey.
  • Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola 930 m – 06 hrs.
  • Day 05: Trek to Dobhan 1,070 m via Tatopani (Hot Spring) – 06 hrs.
  • Day 06: Trek to Jagat 1,345 m – 05 hrs.
  • Day 07: Trek to Lokpa 2,240 m – 06 hrs.
  • Day 08: Trek to Chokan-Paro 3,031m-5 hrs.
  • Day 09: Trek to Nyle 3,347m – 05 hrs.
  • Day 10: Trek to Mu Gompa 3,700m/12,139 ft -04hrs.
  • Day 11: At Mu-Gompa rest day to explore.
  • Day 12: Trek to Rachen-Gompa 3,240 m- 05 hrs.
  • Day 13: Trek to Chumling 2,386 m – 05hrs.
  • Day 14: Trek to Lokpa 2,240 m – 05 hrs.
  • Day 15: Trek to Philim village 1,590 m – 06 hrs.
  • Day 16: Trek to Tatopani village with Hot Spring-06 hrs.
  • Day 17: Trek to Soti Khola 730 m – 06 hrs.
  • Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.
  • Day 19: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.

Tsum Valley Trekking Detailed Itinerary


01
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Reaching Kathmandu received by our staff and guide
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks transfer to your respective hotel
  • Explore around the streets of Kathmandu and Thamel area.
  • Trek briefing includes welcome dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with cultural programs of the country.
02
Day 02: In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
  • Time Kathmandu preparation for Tsum Valley trek within high Gorkha district
    within Nepal North Mid-West Himalaya
  • Options for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu at places of interest.
03
Day 03: Drive to Soti-Khola 730 m- 07 hrs via Arughat 570 m - 06 hrs
  • Morning after early breakfast by 7 a.m. where overland journey takes you to
    Nepal Mid West at Gorkha areas town at Arughat.
  • From Arughat drive follows Buri-Gandaki River to reach at a farm village of Soti- Khola for overnight stop after more than six hours interesting drives.
04
Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola 930 m - 06 hrs.
  • First day walks into steep valley around forested areas past small villages
  • Nice views of cultivated terrace of Lapbesi upper village thek descends to a wide, sandy riverbed following a trail that meanders below a steep, craggy valley side.
  • Walk leads to a climb to Machha Khola for overnight stop, a village with number of teashops and small lodge, Maccha Khola means a Fish Stream.
05
Day 05: Trek to Dobhan 1,070 m via Tatopani (Hot Spring) - 06 hrs.
  • Morning walk leads past interesting farm villages and cultivated fields
  • Walk upstream towards Khola-Bensi village and Tatopani, a place with natural ‘hot spring’.
  • Continue trek crossing a suspension bridge, entering patch of forest and then reaching at Doban located on the high shelf of Burigandaki River.
06
Day 06: Trek to Jagat 1,345 m - 05 hrs.
  • Morning walk to Lauri stream cross a bridge and climb and then descend to open valley of Yara Khola
  • Journey continues for some hours to reach at Jagat.
  • Jagat a nice moderate farm village with mix people Magar, Chettries, Brahman, Manaslu Bhotia (Tibetan looking tribes) and some Newar people a lodge owner and shopkeepers.
07
Day 07: Trek to Lokpa 2,240 m via Philim 1,570 m - 06 hrs.
  • From Jagat descends to a a river, climbs on terraced hillside at Saguleri, with view of Sringi Himal 7,187m.
  • Walk continues with ups and down trail as our route reach at a bridge over Buri-Gandaki.
  • After crossing a bridge reach at Philim village with rich cultivated fields and terraces.
  • With refreshing top climb into golden fields of wheat’s and barley, and past forest area towards Eklai Bhatti
  • From here walk to Lokpa, route divert toward North West to reach overnight stop at Lokpa.
08
Day 08: Trek to Chokan-Paro 3,031m-5 hrs.
  • Morning walk into cliff walls, continue toward east direction to reach at Chokan Paro village.
  • From here onward leaving main Manaslu route where houses and terrains completely changes of more Tibetan like.
  • After good scenic day reach Chokan Paro village an interesting place for overnight stop in a nice simple local lodge.
09
Day 09: Trek to Nyle 3,347m - 05 hrs.
  • From here on entering within Tsum valley, morning walks leads to high terrain of Tsum to reach at Nyle village
  • Nyle village for overnight stop within open wide valley within arid and dry country similar to Tibet landscape
  • On walk to Nyle visit Guru Milereppa meditation cave a great Buddhist saint with history of 11th century.
10
Day 10: Trek to Mu Gompa 3,700m/12,139 ft -04hrs.
  • Short morning walk to Mu Gompa with an old monastery of the region
  • Leads to climb within dry country facing views of surrounding high peaks then slowly walk completes reaching at Mu Gompa for overnight stop.
11
Day 11: At Mu-Gompa rest day to explore.
  • At Mu Gompa rest day explore traditional village with impressive ancient monastery Mu Gompa, treasures antique important idols, statue and relics.
  • Mu Gompa will the highest spot of the trek around Tsum Valley.
12
Day 12: Trek to Rachen-Gompa 3,240 m- 05 hrs.
  • Morning leave Mu Gompa area to next monastery of great interest at Rachen Gompa
  • Walk leads on gradual trail with short ups and downs with views of snow peaks to reach Rachen Gompa a moderate size village for overnight stop.
13
Day 13: Trek to Chumling 2,386 m - 05hrs.
  • Return walks leads lead back at tree lines and green vegetation for last and final overnight in Tsum Valley area at Chumling.
14
Day 14: Trek to Lokpa 2,240 m - 05 hrs.
  • From here retrace journey back to Lokpa to join Manaslu valley route
  • Good walk continues with grand views of mountains and dramatic landscapes all the way to Lokpa for overnight stop.
15
Day 15: Trek to Philim village 1,590 m - 06 hrs.
  • Morning downhill to reach main trail of Manaslu, walk further south to warm farm village at Philim
  • An interesting place for overnight stops a spread village with immense farming crops and vegetables.
16
Day 16: Trek to Tatopani village with Hot Spring-06 hrs.
  • Morning walk follow Burigandaki River downstream, back on same trail
  • Descend to low sub-tropical area at Tatopani a village for overnight stop with natural fresh hot-spring.
  • Here enjoy refreshing moments on natural hot-spring with time to explore around the farm villages.
17
Day 17: Trek to Soti Khola 730 m - 06 hrs.
  • Walk continue following river downstream encountering many farm villages and into patch of forest of oaks and Sal trees
  • Reach our last overnight stop and end of the walk at Soti-Khola village
18
Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu -06 hrs.
  • Morning completing wonderful adventure on Tsum Valley Trekking drive to Kathmandu on interesting highway
  • On reaching at Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with rest of the afternoon free at leisure
19
Day 19: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.
  • Depart from the hotel as per your time for international flights.
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks guides and staff transfer you to Kathmandu International airport
  • Farwell with grand memories of Tsum Valley Trekking adventure of great experience
Cost Includes
  • All airport/Hotel transfers
  • Three star Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights as per the BB plan
  • Guided City tour in Kathmandu covering 4 UNESCO heritage sites and monument entrance fee.
  • Trekking permits and necessary paper work (Manaslu region Tsum Valley special trekking permit, MCAP entry permit)
  • Private Jeep transport both way Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Dhading Beshi and Arughat Bazaar
  • All meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice)
  • Seasonal fresh fruits deserts every day
  • During mountain trekking accommodation (twin sharing comfortable private room/share bathroom)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered professional trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide & porter salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and Lodging
  • Trekking equipment: down filled sleeping bag and duffel bag
  • Farewell dinner at local Nepali restaurant
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit
  • All government and local taxes
Cost Excludes
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration: 19 Days

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Group Size: 2-12 People

  • Difficulty: Moderate to Adventurous

  • Altitude: Mu Gompa 3,700 m

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