Tsum comes from the Tibetan word “Tsombo”whichmeans vivid. The Tsum Valley is recently opened a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in a trans-Himalayan region of Gorkha district, Nepal. Tsum Valley is popular hidden valley ringed by the Baudha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh himal to the south and Sringi Himal to the north.
Places to visit in Tsum Valley are including Pirren Phu (Pigeon Cave- also known as Milarepa’s cave) near Birj Village, Rachen Nunnery, Mu Monbastery, Gumba Lungdang Nunnery and the village Chumling, Chhule, Chhekamparo and Nyile. The Tsum valley has a long history of Buddhism. The Buddhist saint Milarepa is believed to have meditated in this Pirren Phu cave. The ancient remains of the Tsum Kingdom are still visible today. Due to its remoteness and inaccessibility, this sacred valley and its people have been bypassed by mainstream development for centuries. As a result, the unique culture of this valley has remained intact.
The famous Kyimu Lung, a pilgrimage circuit is well known for its center of learning and meditation. The Valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin so, speaks Tibetan Language. Trails are with artistic Chortens and lined with Mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with drawings of deities and inscribed with prayers.
Here you will find the mountains and valleys covered with diverse and pristine eco-systems. Fantastic Mountain views, rich culture. People of Tsum valley are helpful, hardworking nice and friendly. This trek leads you to various indigenous ethnic groups. Many trekkers would like to trek this part. Tea house or Lodge has been build. You can do camping trek as well as tea house trek.
Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and Beshisahar to Kathmandu, unique cultural blend of Tibetan and Neplease people, pristine Budhi Gandaki River valley,fantastic views of Mt. Manasalu, Mt.Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh and others, Larkya la pass (5153m) crossing, Tibetan culture of Nuri people, diversified unspoiled eco systems, walking through tropical green hills covered with pine and oak forests in the beginning of the trek.
Best Season: March – May / September - November
- Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
- Day 02: City Tour and preparation day for Trip
- Day 03: Early in the morning drive to Arughat (570m)
- Day 04: Trek to Liding (815m)
- Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola (930m)
- Day 06: Trek Doban (1070m)
- Day 07: Trek Philim (1590m)
- Day 08: Trek to Chumling (2385m)
- Day 09: Trek to Chhekamparo (3240m)
- Day 10: Chhekamparo to Nile/ Chule – Visit Milarepa cave on the way
- Day 11: Terk to Mu Gomba (3705m)
- Day 12: Trek to Baju (4030m)
- Day 13: Hike to Upper Valley and Back to Baju
- Day 14: Trek back to Rachen Gomba
- Day 15: Back to Chumling (2240m)
- Day 16: Trek Back to Jagat (1342m)
- Day 17: Back to Khorla Besi (970m)
- Day 18: Trek back to Soti Khola (730m)
- Day 19: Trek back to Arughat.
- Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu
- Day 21: Rest day
- Day 22: Final Departure
- Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu including tour guide salary, transportation and entrance fees
- Private transportation from Kathmandu to Arughat to Kathmandu for clients and Nepali staffs
- All necessary camping equipments
- Tented accommodation in twin share basis during the trekking period
- Kitchen tent, dinning tent, Toilet tent, Shower Tent and all necessary members’ tents
- All necessary kitchen and dining equipments like; chairs, tables
- All necessary food prepared in the camp by our professional cook
- Can fruits, fresh local fruits and vegetables
- One professional English speaking guides and required assistance and their salary
- All necessary porters and salary
- TIMS Permit Fee
- MCAP Permit
- ACAP permit
- Restricted area permit
- First aid kit
- Satellite phone for emergency use only
- Insurance for Nepali staffs
- Farewell dinner
- Personal expenses and equipments
- Meals in Kathmandu
- Alcohol and beverages
- Foods outside the camp
- Emergency Medical Evacuation
- Day 01Arrival in KathmanduAs soon as you arrive in Kathmandu, our representative will welcome you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. In the evening, you will meet the team and discuss your further programs during the welcome dinner.
- Day 02City Tour and preparation day for TripIn the morning you will meet your tour guide to visit historic, religious and architectural places of Kathmandu valley. You will visit Swoyambhunath (Buddhist Shrine, also called monkey temple), Boudhanath (Largest Stupa in the world), Pashupatinath (Hindu’s greatest pilgrimage site) and Patan Durbar Square (Historic place for ancient art and architecture).
Today you will also make the necessary preparation for the trek.
- Day 03Early in the morning drive to Arughat (570m)Early morning the drive starts to Aarughat Bazar from Kathmandu. Your guide will pick up you from hotel. Normally 7 hours drive takes to get Arughat bazar where the walk starts for your adventure.
- Day 04Trek to Liding (815m)
- Day 05Trek to Machha Khola (930m)
- Day 06Trek Doban (1070m)
- Day 07Trek Philim (1590m)
- Day 08Trek to Chumling (2385m)
- Day 09Trek to Chhekamparo (3240m)
- Day 10Chhekamparo to Nile/ Chule – Visit Milarepa cave on the way
- Day 11Terk to Mu Gomba (3705m)
- Day 12Trek to Baju (4030m)
- Day 13Hike to Upper Valley and Back to Baju
- Day 14Trek back to Rachen Gomba
- Day 15Back to Chumling (2240m)
- Day 16Trek Back to Jagat (1342m)
- Day 17Back to Khorla Besi (970m)
- Day 18Trek back to Soti Khola (730m)
- Day 19Trek back to Arughat.
- Day 20Drive to Kathmandu
- Day 21Rest day
- Day 22Final Departure
The conditions stated in the itinerary are applicable for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.
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During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese vegan food as well as the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the teahouse or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests.