Tsum Valley was a restricted area and later it was opened for trekking in 2008. The word "Tsum" comes from the Tibetan language "Tsombo" which means vivid. The Valley of Himalayan pilgrimage, Tsum Valley is situated in northern Gorkha district of Nepal. The area is wild and unexplored country inhabited mainly by members of the Gurung ethnic groups. You will be welcomed with hospitable local people (Tibetan group "Tsombo") and 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 good pracrise of the people here is that they 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. They have their own unique culture, tradition, and dialect. They celebrate unique festival like Lhosar, Dhacyhang, Saka Dawa, Faning & others. Many residents of this valley reported that they have seen or found the signs of Mehti, commonly referred as the Yeti or 'Abominable Snowman'.
Day 01 - Arrive to Kathmandu
Arrive to Kathmandu. Beautiful view of snow-capped Himalayan range greets your sight.The No NAme Treks and Travel’s Airport Representative will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel.
Day 02 - Kathmandu Sightseeng tours of Kathmandu including Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa and
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most sacred Hindu shrines in the world. The temple is two storied pagoda houses with a sacred lignum or the phallic symbol of Lord Shiva. The temple is most noted for its gold-plated roofs and silver-coated doors. Bouddhanath Stupa is the world's largest stupa of its kind. The unique aspect of this great Buddhist monument is that it is set in the octagonal mandala design. Swoyambhunath Stupa is the world's oldest Buddhist shrines, Geologists believe that the Kathmandu Valley was once a lake and legends relate that the hill on which Swoyambhunath stands was an island in that lake.
Day 03 - Kathmandu to Arughat (600 m.)
Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar in Gorkha district. Cross Trishuli River bridge,the drive proceeds to Dhading Beshi passing Muralibhanjyang, Nigalpani, Golbhanjyang,and Taribeshi. The village of Arughat is in two parts. The Village on opposite sides of the Budhi Gandaki Arughat Bazaar is large, clean and prosperous with hotels and shops selling Cloth, food and hardware. It would take us 6 to 8 hours drive.
Day 04 - Arughat to Soti Khola (710 m.)
The first route enters the eastern part of Arughat bazaar and turns west across the bridge over Buri Gandaki. The trail further passes through the forest of monkeys to Sante Bazaar (630meters). The trail becomes steeper. Descending from the small Magar and Gurung village of Kyorpani (820meters) then you will reach to Soti Khola (710meters).
Day 05 - Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930 m.)
We trek from Soti Khola to Machha khola (Fish river). The trek crosses the bridge and passes through the beautiful forest and reaches Khursane (820 meters). The rocky trail climbs up around to the Gurung village. Machhakhola (930 meters) is a village situated above a stream with the same name.
Day 06 - Machha Khola to Tatopani (930m)
The trail is some minor ups and down from Machha (machha=fish) Khola village.Crossing Tharo Khola you reach to Kholabesi. Another step climbs the route to reach Tatopani; where you can relax in the natural hot springs.
Day 07 - Tatopani to Jagat (1410m)
From the hot spring Tatopani the trail climbs over the ridge and reaches Dovan (1000m). Trekking along the river for a while and climbing through small villages you get to Jagat (1410 meters) which is a beautiful flag stone village.
Day 08 - Jagat to Ekle Bhatti (1600m)
Slowly climb over a rocky ridge to salleri (1440m) where you have excellent views of Sringi Himal. The trail descends to Setibas (1430m). From here you climb up to Philim; a large Gurung village. Turn your trek to the north and you will reach to Ekle Bhatti (1600 meters).
Day 09 - Ekle Bhatti to Chumling (2363m.) (Lower Tsum)
The steeps enter to uninhabited gorge of Buri Gandaki.Cross metal bridge of Buri Gandaki. The trail to Manaslu leads its way up the western side offering a pleasant walk through Bamboo forests. Our way would be divert to the Tsum Valley trek ways to Chumling. Our overnight stay for the night at Chumling. There are several good campsites at Chumling.
Day 10 - Chumling to Chhokangparo (3010m.) (Upper Tsum)
Chumling to Chhokangparo (3010m.) (Upper Tsum) will take us 5 to 6 hours on trekking.From Chumling we trek to Chhokangparo; Upper Tsum valley (part of the Inner Himalaya) open from Chhokangparo.Chhekamparo is a village situated on flat land and made up of two settlements Chhekam and Paro.
Day 11 - Chhokangparo to Chhule-Nile (3361m.) via Milarepa Piren Phu Cave on
the way Chhokangparo to Chhule-Nile (3361m.)
From Chhokangparo we trek to Nile Chulle. This is the last village heading north in the upper Tsum Valley.It is located at the foot of a rugged cliff near the village of Burji Milarep. Beautiful views of the Shiar Khola, Rachen Gumba, the mountains and settlements amidst vast agricultural land.
Day 12 - Chhule-Nile to Mu Gompa (3700 m), visit Dhephyudonma Gompa (4060 m) Chhule-Nile to Mu Gompa (3700 m), visit Dhephyudonma Gompa (4060 m) (4 hours)
From Nile the trail gradually ascends to Mu gumba, the largest monastery in the region. Mu Gumba is located at the highest and farthest point in the Tsum valley. Dephyudonma Gumba is one of the oldest monasteries in the Tsum Valley and it is situated in the rugged mountains, a 2 hr walk from the village of Chhule and Nile. The history of this monastery is directly associated with the dawn of Buddhism in the valley. The monastery is run by Lama Serap. There are a few campsites and dinking water facilities.
Day 13 - Extra day for departure Mu Gompa (3700 m)
Extra day for excursion Mu Gompa (3700 m), take a hike up Mu Gumba the monastery and reach the base of Pika Himal (4865m). This area is quite close to Tibet and get a good view of the Tibetan peaks as well as the Ganesh Himal range. After the day's excursion we return to our camp at Mu gumba (3700m).
Day 14 - Mu Gompa to Rachen Gumba (3240m.)
From Mu Gumba we take the trail to Rachen Gumba (3240m.) Rachen Gumba wasestablished in the year 1905 AD and is one of the largest nunneries in the Tsum valley. Thenunnery houses contain the moulded statues of Avalokiteshwara,a brightly colored, carved throne and pillar, and a large prayer wheel. The interior is richly painted with murals about Buddhism and its history.
Day 15 - Rachen Gompa to Dumje (2440m.)
From Rachen Gompa, we proceed towards Dumje (2440m). Dumji a small village with few
Houses and adjoining cattle shed. It would take us around 6 to 7 hours.
Day 16 - Dumje to Philim (cross Ripchet)
From Dumje, we proceed to Philim and cross Ripchet (2468m). On the way, we pass one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Lower Tsum Valley, Samba Tingding Chhupyang.
Day 17 - Philim to Tatopani (6-7 hours)
From Phillim, we trek to Tatopani. There is a hot spring at Tatopani. You can lessen your tired muscles by soaking yourself in the hot spring water.
Day 18 - Tatopani to Soti Khola (6-7 hours)
From Tatopani we trek to Soti Khola. We pass through terraced fields and tropical waterfalls and finally arrive our nightstop at the Soti Khola.
Day 19 - Soti Khola to Arughat Bazar (6-7 hours)
As we make our way from Soti Khola to Arughat Bazar, we come to the last leg of our journey where we started our trek from this point.
Day 20 - Arughat Bazar drive to Kathmandu (8-9 hours)
From Arughat Bazar drive back to Kathmandu (8-9 hours). Check into hotel and celebratory meal in Kathmandu.
Day 21 - A spare day in Kathmandu
A spare or contingency day in case of delays. Free day for shopping in Kathmandu.
Day 22 - Departure from Kathmandu
Transfer to the International airport.
Airport pickup and drop.
Twin sharing accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu (Maximum 4 nights).
Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu in private vehicle.
Bus transportation to Arughat; and back to Kathmandu
Twin sharing accommodation in lodge during the trek
Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Drinks (tea, coffee) during the trek
Guide/Sherpa, Porters wages and their insurance
Necessary Trekking permit and National Park entrance fees
Culture Dinner Farewell Program
Agency Service Charge of our office
Airport taxes and Nepalese visa fee
Meals other than Breakfast in Kathmandu
Alcoholic drinks, cold drinks and other beverages
All; Trekking equipment and personal items
Tips for Guide/Sherpa and porters
Emergency medical and rescue/evacuation insurance
Any extra cost arose due to natural calamities, political disturbance and delay arrival etc.
MINIMUM 2 PERSONS NEEDED FOR THIS TREK
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