The Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha district of Nepal. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word “Tsombo” which means vivid. The trail heads up the valley of the Budi Gandaki River through wild and unexplored country inhabited mainly by members of the Gurung ethnic groups. Good cup of the local cultivated natural coffee and Tatopani hot springs will help you to relax on this intensive trial.

Upper Tsum valley (part of the Inner Himalaya) open from Chhokangparo, where hospitable local people (Tibetan group “Tsombo”) welcome you with traditional Tibetan Chiya (butter tea) 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 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.

TRIP FACTS

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu
TRIP DURATION 19Days
GRADE Moderate
ACTIVITY  Sightseeing/Pilgrimage & Trekking
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE 4060m
INCLUDED
Airfare Accommodations
Local transportation Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity

 

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Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu

Arrive in the Kathmandu where your Trip starts.
2

Day 2: From Kathmandu drive to Arughat Bazaar (8-9 hrs)

The various cultural sites of the Kathmandu. The temples and other stuffs.
3

Day 3:Trek Arughat to Soti Khola (6-7 hrs)

4

Day 4: Trek Soti Khola to Machha Khola (6-7 Hrs)

5

Day 5:Trek Machha Khola to Doban (6-7 hrs)

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Day 6:Trek Doban to Philim (6 hrs)

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Day 7:Trek Philim to Chumling (Lower Tsum) (7 hrs)

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Day 8: Trek Chumling to Chhokangparo (Upper Tsum) (5-6 hrs)

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Day 9: Trek Chhokangparo to Nile/Chhule, visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave on the way (6-7 hrs)

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Day 10:Trek Nile/Chhule to Mu Gompa (3700 m), visit Dhephyudonma Gompa (4060 m) (4 hrs)

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Day 11:Extra day for excursion

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Day 12: Trek Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa, visit Gonhgye Gompa (Nyigma-pa Buddhist sect) (5 hrs)

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Day 13:Trek Rachen Gompa to Dumje (6-7 hrs)

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Day 14:Trek Dumje to Philim (cross Ripchet) (6-7 hrs)

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Day 15:Trek Philim to Tatopani (6-7 hrs)

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Day 16:Trek Tatopani to Soti Khola (6-7 hrs)

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Day 17:Trek Soti Khola to Arughat Bazar (6-7 hrs)

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Day 18:From Arughat Bazar drive to Kathmandu (8-9 hrs)

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Day 19: Depart Kathmandu

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