Trekking Tsum Valley

Tsum Valley Trek

less trodden trekking close to Tibet

The Tsum valley trekking is ideal for those who want to explore the remote and less trodden hidden valley on fully camping trekking in Nepal. This valley having border with Tibet is open for trekking in 2008 only offers the unique trekking experience of natural beauty with its fascinating culture. The valley once being part of Tibet looks completely different in term of people and cultural from other parts of Nepal. The people of Tsum valley are Tibetan origin with their own ancient form of dialect, art, culture and religion; they still practice polyandry system marrying a girl between all the brothers in a family. Very few adventure travelers have made it to this high and mysterious hidden valley, which used to be an important trade link junction between Nepal and Tibet.

The Tsum valley trek in Nepal fascinates the trekkers with its rich cultural aspects on the backdrop of serene Himalayan panorama of Ganesh, Sringi and Buddha himal. The valley is dotted with ornate Buddhist monasteries, artistic Chortens and Mani walls made of thousand of stone slabs hand carved of deities and prayers on it.

This Tsum valley trek itinerary starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Aarughat. The trail heads up the valley of the Budi Gandaki River through terraced fields, dense forest and virgin countryside hidden villages. We explore many unspoiled ethnic villages of Liding, Machhakhola, Jagat, Phidim with their warm hospitality. Visit to the ancient Gombas like Ramchen, Mu and Dephydonma Gompa make your Tsum valley trekking experience a unique of its one.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:
    Arrive in Kathmandu / airport transportation / hotel accommodation
  • Day 02:
    Cultural tour in KTM / TSUM valley trek briefing
  • Day 03:
    Private vehicle drive to Arughat to start the Tsum valley trekking / stay at tented camp
  • Day 04:
    Trek to Soti Khola
  • Day 05:
    Trekking to Maccha Kola
  • Day 06:
    Trek to Doban
  • Day 07:
    Trek to Philim
  • Day 08:
    Trek to Chumling
  • Day 09:
    Trek to Chhokengparo
  • Day 10:
    Trek to Chule / visit the MILARAPA PIREN CAVE on the way
  • Day 11:
  • Day 12:
    Exploration day
  • Day 13:
    Trek to ROCHEN GOMPA visiting GONHGYE GOMPA on the way
  • Day 14:
    Trek to Dumje
  • Day 15:
    Trek to Philip
  • Day 16:
    Trek to Tatopani
  • Day 17:
    Trek to Soti Khola
  • Day 18:
    Trek back to Aarughat
  • Day 19:
    Drive back to Kathmandu / stay at hotel
  • Day 20:
    Rest day in Kathmandu
  • Day 21:
    Tsum valley trekking ends / airport transfer

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