Tsum Valley Trekking , well known as ‘Hidden Valley’, is an exclusive trekking destination with patchy vertical routes which is situated at the elevation of 1905m to 5093m in the far-flung northern Gorkha area and is prominent as a sanctified Himalayan pilgrimage gorge. The valley nuzzles between Himal Chuli and Baudha Himal to the west, Sringi Himal to the north, and Ganesh Himal to the south. The natural beauty, its culture and its acquaintance with Tibet makes this voyage exclusive and exhilarating. The local ethnic tribes of Tsum valley are mainly of Tibetan origin with inimitable language and follow Bon religion. Tsum literally means vivid and is derived from Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’.
Tsum Valley Trek is a lately opened for trekking which was previously a restricted area. The path begins from Arughat and pursues to snaking Budi Gandaki River and attains the initial eminent gorge in order to offer glorious panorama of Sringi Himal, Ganesh Himal and Baudha Himal. Alongside the imposing backdrop of Ganesh Himal and other adjacent mountains, this peaceful valley is affluent in prehistoric sculpture, tradition and belief. The trail is speckled with creative chortens and creased with mani walls that are made of thousands of rock pieces engraved with divinity and prayers. It is believed that Buddhist saint Milarepa meditated in the caves which are located in the mountains of this valley and hence known as a revered and attractive location for the visitors. Tsum valley was an ethnically discrete geographical region named ‘Tsum Tso Chuksum’, that actually means thirteen areas ruled as a solitary terrain.
The antique leftovers of this empire are still evident at present. As a result of its isolation and aloofness, this blessed gorge and its natives have been avoided by typical progress for centuries. The entire trek arranged by Great Himalayan completes in 18 days with maximum altitude of 3700m and this trek can be best enjoyed in any season of the year.
Arrival in Katmandu. we will meet you at the airport and Transfer to Hotel.
Kathmandu valley sightseeing and prepare for trekking.
Drive to Machhakhola 930m
Machhakhola – Jagat 1440m
Jagat -Lokpa 2240m
Lokpa – Chumling 2863m
Chumling – Chhokangparo 3070m.
Nile Rest Days
Nile – MuGumpa 3700m. explore the Monastery and back to Nile.
Nile – Chhokangparo
RChhokanparo – Chumling
Chumling – Filim
Machhakhola to By bus Kathmandu
Departure from Nepal or extend your holiday.
Arrival in Katmandu. One of our representatives will greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to the hotel.
Kathmandu valley sightseeing and prepare for trekking. After breakfast, we will have an amazing sightseeing trip to Swayambhunath (Monkey temple), Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath temple, Durbar Squares of Patan, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu with many more cultural as well as historical places. Later afternoon comprises short briefing and final preparation for the trek.
Kathmandu – Machhakhola by Jeep (930m, 7 hour drive) The track engorges above the edges and descends on a precipitous path that remained to the wall of a cliff. It subsequently goes down and passes rice paddies before rising towards the gorgeous Gurung community of Labubesi. In addition, the valley unbolts and the pathway inclines against gravel reservoir next to the river and reaches to Machha Khola village which literally means Fish River and stay overnight. And we can view Ganesh Himal (7000m) from the river area.
Machhakhola – Jagat 1440m Today, our route consists of trifling ups and downs, moving across the Thado Khola with frequent dropping down to the gravel lump and walking through a rocky vale to Khorlabesi. Later we reach to Tatopani which is very famous for its hot spring which is considered to be cure for different allergies associated to skin. We then climb a ridge and come across the Budhi Gandaki River through a suspension bridge and reach Dobhan. In a while, the trail escorts us to east bank, a suspension bridge (93m long) over Yaru Khola, and ascends rocky set of steps up and to the river again before hiking to the Thado Bharyang. We cross to the west bank of Budhi Gandaki River, climb an edge and go behind the river tenderly upward and finally reach to Jagat village and stay overnight.
Jagat -Lokpa 2240m ( 5, 6 hour) Today our destination is Lokpa. The early part of trek goes gently uphill and then follows a flat leveled path. You cross a suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki before you enter Philim. Philim is a big village mainly inhabited by the Gurungs. From Philim, you climb a gradual uphill where we stop for lunch at Ekle Bhatti. Lokpa is the first village as you enter the Tsum valley.
Lokpa – Chumling 2863m ( 4, 5 hour) You take an ascending route to reach Chumling stopping for lunch along the way. Chumling is located on the south face of the Shingri Himal. This day you enjoy a pleasant visit to the Gombas of Chumling. It’s a bit challenging as it is an ascending path the entire way. Visit Chumling village which is quite interesting and over night at Lokpa.
Chumling – Chhokangparo 3070m. We start our trouble-free day with a crossover through a suspension bridge and new-fangled jungle escalating above a topical landslide. Higher up, we can even have tremendous views of the Ganesh Himal. Further than Rainjam, the path goes down to come across the Sarpu Khola that draws off the Syakpa Glacier from Sringi Himal, 7101m to the north side. And shortly we ascend for about 2-5 hours, on a bare pathway, to Upper Tsum Valley and associated communities of Paro and Chhokang usually called as Chhokangparo and stay overnight. Now, the gorge spread out and stone houses located underneath cliffs make complete use of the large paddock for maize, barley, potatoes and buckwheat. We can view Himalchuli (7893m) on the west.
Chhokangparo- Nile Today, we travel around the linked villages and rise north where the trail passes all the way through petite villages, then climbs up to an edge with Chortens prior to passing from Lamagaon (3020m). Before the Burji village, a track to the north leads us to Milarepa’s Cave (Pigeon Cave) where several Buddhists were believed to have meditated. In a while, we crossover the Siyar Khola through Rachen Gompa and finally arrive at Nile. In addition, an overpass leads us to the ultimate mount to Nile and stay overnight.
Nile Rest Day We had some exhausting travel for last 10 days therefore; today we will have a day off.
Nile – MuGumpa 3700m. Explore the Monastery and back to Nile. Early morning, we begin our journey with a walk to Mu Gompa, the biggest monastery in the area, through desiccated Tibetan landscape – along with paddle of extensive mountain panorama. The sacred stupa is positioned at the uppermost and extreme end in Tsum valley. On three regions, we can observe the outstanding views of Tibetan border and three passes time and again used for trade by the Tsumbas. We can even see widespread seasonal yak meadows, Lungdang Glacier to the east side and towering mountains in every direction. Soon after, we return back to Nile for an overnight stay.
Nile – Chhokangparo Today, we will stopover at Rachen Gompa from Phurba and rejoin the path to Chhokangparo at Ngakyu Leru. We will stay overnight at Chhokangparo.
Chhokangparo – Chumling
Chumling – Filim
Machakhola to Kathmandu by Jeep This is a pleasing expedition. While driving, we move up to Dhading Besi and then to Malekhu famously known for delicious fish. While traveling, we can take pleasure of the green sceneries, mountain views, vegetable fields, rice terrace fields, and the local ethnic tribe. Tonight we will stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
Departure from Nepal or extend your holiday. Today is the final day of the voyage in Nepal. Our representative will take you to the airport for the last departure.
Airport/Hotel/ Airport Transfer.
3 Night Hotels in Katmandu.
Necessary Trekking Permit and Company paperwork.
Meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)Tea coffee with meal.
Experience, English speaking trekking Guide, and necessary porters (generaly 1 porter between 2 clients) their welpaid salary and insurenc.
Lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
Trekking Equipment, Sleeping bag, Down jacket and Duffel bag
Kathmandu to Sotikhola / Kathmandu by Jeep.
Government tax / Vat/ Company service charge
International air fare to and from Nepal.
Nepal entry visa fee
Travel insurance. emergency rescue evacuation
Lunch/ Dinner in Kathmandu
extra porter, extra night hotel in kahtmandu.if arrive early or late depature than our Itinerary.
personal expenses (bar bills, beer, coke, bottle of water, hot water, phone call, laundry service etc)
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01: Large backpack/rucksack:
02: Day pack or day rucksack:
03: Sleeping bag:
04: Down jacket:
05: Trekking/Hiking shoes
06: Fleece jacket
07:Drinking water bottle-Aluminum
08: Sun glass
09: Wool hat and Sun cap
11: Walking Poole
12: Torch or head lamp