Tsum Valley Trek - Package 2

The remote Tsum Valley is one of the hidden gems of Nepal.  Tsum Valley is known as the Beyul Kyimolung, the holy hidden valley of happiness, first described by Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) in the eighth century.  Milarepa meditated in the caves of Piren Phu and there are centuries old nunneries.

The Tibetan Buddhist culture is still very prevalent in Tsum and the scenery is just stunning, with beautiful forests and countryside, with Ganesh Himal towering above the valley. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’, which means vivid and after visiting Tsum, you can only agree.

Many people combine the Tsum Valley with the Manaslu Circuit, starting in Arughat Bazaar and ending in Besisahar, which is also the starting point for the Annapurna circuit. You can already catch a jeep further north from Dharapani onwards. Others proceed back to Arugath the same way, a circuit is not possible.

You start low, walking through green countryside, and passing small Hindu villages. You enter the Tsum Valley going right from the  main trail and you soon enter a beautiful forest with pines and rhododendrons. Heading eastwards, the valley opens up to reveal a beautiful countryside and small Tibetan-style villages.

  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu,Welcome at Airport and  transfer to Hotel  Thamel.

    Day  02: Kathmandu rest day/Sight seeing in the Kathmandu valley (

    Day  03: Departure from   Kathmandu to  Arughat Bazzar by  bus local about 9h.

    Day 04: Departure from  Arughat Bazar to Soti Khola about  6h

    Day 05: Depature from Soti Khola to  Machhe Khola 930m, about  5h.

    Day  06:Departure from  Machhe Khola to Doban 1410m, about  6h.

    Day 07: Departure from Doban to  Philim 2040m, about 5h.

    Day 08: Departure from Philim to Chumling 2363m, about 5h.

    Day 09: Departure from Ghumling to  Chhokangparo 3010m (Upper valley of  Tsum), about  7h.

    Day 10: Rest Day and visit the upper valley of Tusm

    Day 11: Departure from Chhakangparo  Nile 3700m, visite grotte de Milarepa Piren Phu environ 4h.

    Day 12: Departure from Nile to  Mu Gompa 3700m, visite the Monastery  of Dhephyudonma, about  5h.

    Day 13: Departure from Mu Gompa 3700m to Rachen, visite Monastery of the Rachen. It is a one of the Nyigma pa monastery, 5h

    Day 14: Departure from Rachen to Dumje 2400m, about 6h30

    Day 15: Departure from  Dumje to Philim about  7h

    Day 16: Departure from  Rachen to Tatopani, 7h

    Day 17: Departure from Tatopani to  Soti Khola, about  6h30  

    Day 18: Departure from Soti Khola to Arughat Bazar,  6h.

    Jour 19: Departure from  Arughat to Kathmandu by local bus , 9h.

    Day 20: Kathmandu free day.

    Day 21: Kathmandu, transfer to the Airport before   2h 1/2 h. of your flight departure

Trail :Side Trails & Circuits

Days: 21days

Max Altitude : 3700

Difficulty : moderate

Season : Autumn till Spring (in winter, check with travel agency if homestays are open)

Start : Arugath/Soti Khola

Finish :  Arugath/Soti Khola

Type : tent trekking

Permits Needed :Trekking Permit and MCAP

Note: Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu flight may be delayed by few hours or even cancelled due to bad weather condition. You should be prepared for such flight delays or cancellations. We will do our best to avoid such conditions. In case of flight cancellation, we will try to get you on the flight for the next day. Getting early flight for the next day may be not possible during the high season. We can arrange flight by helicopter as well with extra cost. If we have a group of 4- 5 people, we can charter helicopter for you to fly from Kathmandu - Lukla or vice versa. It will be advisable to have extra days in Kathmandu before and after the trekking. Trek Himalayan Adventure can arrange you cultural / adventure tours ( such as sightseeing tours, rafting, jungle safari, ) with extra cost if the extra days are not used for the flight conditions to Lukla and back. If the flight is delayed and cancelled for several days which could disturb your onward journey, you are free to choose trekking in Annapurna, Langtang and other regions.Great Himalayan Guide will arrange the alternative trek for you as soon as possible.