Tsum Valley Trek – 19 Days

Duration                      19 Days

Activities                     Trekking Cultural Tours
Group size                   2-12 people

Max-Altitude               3,700m/12,136ft
Transportation            Private vehicle
Trip grade                   Moderate
Accommodation          3 star hotel in city and local guesthouses during trek

Meals                          Bed and Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara and All meals during Trek

Best Season                 spring (March –June) autumn (Sept-November)

DAY 01 KATHMANDU ARRIVAL

Altitude                       1300m/4264ft

Meals                          Welcome Dinner

Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, our representative from Bisesh Treks will assist during arrival and transfer to hotel. After check in at hotel Rest of the day will be free and in the evening, there will be tour briefing of trek followed by welcome Dinner, overnight stay in Kathmandu.

DAY 02 KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING AND TREK PREPERATION

Sightseeing                  Pashupatinath Bouddhanath Swayambunath & Kathmandu Durbar squared

Meals                          Breakfast

After breakfast there will be a guided tour to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. The sites visited will be Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, Buddhist stupa of Swyambhunath and Bouddhanath, and ancient royal palace complex of Kathmandu Durbar Square. After sightseeing drive back to hotel and overnight stay in Kathmandu.

DAY 03 KATHMANDU TO ARUGHAT

Altitude                       600m/1968Ft

Driving time                7/8 hours

Trek Duration              N/A

Meals                          Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After Breakfast at hotel drive to Arughat via Dhadingbesi. Arughat is a major town in the region and Budhi Gandaki river flowing between two parts of this bazzar. Overnight at Arughat.

DAY 04 ARUGHAT TO SOTI KHOLA

Altitude                       700m/2296Ft

Trek Duration              5/6 hours

Meals              Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast, we will start our trek from Arughat. After crossing the Budhi Gandaki River we trek through the stone paved trial, we cross Mangaltar to reach Shanti Bazar. The trail becomes steeper and difficult before crossing Arkhet Khola. After crossing a suspension bridge we will reach Arkhet Bazar. Afterwards the trial descends to Kuerepani then up to Soti Khola. Overnight and rest at Soti Khola.

DAY 05 SOTIKHOLA TO MACCHA KHOLA

Altitude                       870M/2952Ft

Trek Duration              6/7 hours

Meals                          Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After early morning breakfast, we will be crossing a suspension bridge to start a trek, the trial goes amid the Sal forests, then trek along Budhi Gandaki River to reach Khursane village. Two waterfalls lie on the way before climbing up to the Gurung village of Labubesi, further climb up will lead us to open valley of the Budhi Gandaki. After crossing sandy river bed, we need to climb over a side ridge followed by a downhill trek again to reach the Budhi-Gandaki River after crossing another suspension bridge we will reach Machha Khola village. Overnight in Machha Khola.

 DAY 06 MACCHA-KHOLA TO JAGAT

Altitude                       1410m/4625FT

Trek Duration              6-7 Hrs

Meals                          Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast, trek up to Khorlabesi after crossing Tharo Khola. Afterwards the trail leads to Tatopani which literally means hot-spring. After ascending the trial we reach a suspension bridge over Budhi-Gandaki River, with few ascends and descends there are stone stairs all along the trial until we reach Jagat. At Jagat, there is a police check-post where the checkpoint of your trekking permit is situated Rest and overnight at jagat.

DAY 07 JAGAT TO CHISOPANI

Altitude                       1660M/5445FT

Trek Duration              4-5 Hrs

Meals                          Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast we will start our trek, we need to show our ACAP permit today at ACAP check-post, then we can ascend to Salleri followed by descend to Sirdibas Village. After crossing Ghatta Khola and some ascend we will reach to Philim a village of gurung people. After going through a forest finally we reach Chisopani village. Overnight and rest at Chisopani.

 DAY 08 CHISOPANI TO CHUMLING

Altitude                       2386M/7827FT

Trek Duration              6-7 Hrs

Meals                          Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast we will start our trek, after crossing Ekle Bhatti we can see the big waterfall on right side of trial. The trial Descends down from pine forest to the Tsum Valley. Then there is a Climb which goes through pine and rhododendron forests which will lead us to Lokpa village. From there magnificent view of Himalchuli and Boudha Himal can be seen. Then the trial descends to Lungwa khola and then climbs up through pines and rhododendrons forest to reach Gumlung village. After Crossing the Siyar Khola we reach Chumling village. Rest and overnight at Chumling village.

DAY 09 CHUMLING TO CHOKHANGPARO

Altitude                       3010M/9903FT

Trek Duration              4-5 Hrs

Meals                          Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast start our trek, great views of Ganesh Himal can be seen from the trail today. After crossing Serpu Khola we reach at the Gho Village. Afterwards there is continues ascent to Tsum then the trail lead us to the village of Chokhangparo. Overnight and rest at Chokhangparo.

 Day 10: CHOKANGPARI TO NILE

Altitude:                      3361M/11058FT

Trek Duration:             5-6 Hrs

Meals:                         Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 We will start our trek to Lamagaon Village after crossing suspension bridge we will reach Rachen Gompa, we can halt for a brief time over here, afterwards we cross the Shiar Khola and go through Phurbe Village, Pangdun Village and old Stupa to reach village of Chhule, after crossing a small bridge we finally arrive at Nile Village. We can have an option of visiting to a monastery of Chhule village which requires few more ascend.

 DAY 11 NILE TO MU GOMPA

Altitude                       3700M/12174FT

Trek Duration              3-4 Hrs

Meals                          Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Today’s trek is for shorter time only around 3 to 4 hours, we will ascend to reach Mu Gompa. And we will visit the Mu Gompa monastery and Dhephu Doma Gompa Monastry. Rest and overnight at Mu Gompa.

 DAY 12 MU GOMPA

Altitude                       3700M/12174FT

Trek Duration

Meals                          Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We will be exploring the region of Mu Gompa today. Mu Gompa is the largest monastery in this area which is located at the highest and most remote part of the Tsum Valley. After exploring Mu Gompa area, we also have option of trekking up to the base of Pika Himal situated at an altitude of 4865m.

 DAY 13 MU GOMPA TO BURGI VILLAGE VIA MILAREPA CAVE

Altitude                       3245M/10644FT
Trek Duration              5-6 Hours

Meals                          Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 We will trek back the same route via Chhule and Phurbe Village to reach Burgi village.  After reaching Burgi Vilage we will Climb up to the Milarepa’s Cave (piren phu/ pigeon cave) from here mesmerizing view  of Poshyop Glacier, Kipu Himal and Churke himal can be seen from here. Overnight and rest at Burgi Village.

 DAY 14 BURGI TO CHUMLING

Altitude                       2386M/71827FT

Trek Duration              5-6 Hours

Meals                          Breakfast Lunch Dinner

We will have our breakfast and start to trek, Today’s trial consists more of descends, descend down to Chumling via Chhokang Paro village and Gho Village. Arrive Chumling, rest and overnight at Chumling village.

 DAY 15 CHUMLING TO PHILIM

Altitude                       1570M/5103FT

Trek Duration              6-7 Hours

Meals                          Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 The trail continues to Lokpa. After lunch trek to southern direction on a flat trail, on the way we can see beautiful Samba Fall. Finally arrive at Philim after 6 to 7 hours long trek. A trail passes through the Phillim village that leads to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Overnight at Philim Village.

 DAY 16 PHILIM TO KHORLABESI

Altitude                       970M/3182FT

Trek Duration              6-7 Hours

Meals                          Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After breakfast we start our trek to Khorlabeshi, we will go through village of Jagat and Tatopani before reaching Khorlabeshi. There is a hot spring in Tatopani you can relax your tired muscles by dipping in hot spring continue to Khorlabeshi. Overnight at Khorlabeshi Village.

 DAY 17 KHORLABESI TO SOTIKHOLA

Altitude                       700M/2296FT

Trek Duration              6-7 Hours

Meals                          Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 The trail crosses the Tharo Khola AND Machha Khola village, along the Budhi Gandaki River to reach the Labubesi village of Gurung people. After crossing waterfalls on a steep rocky trail on the side of a cliff; reach Khursane village. After crossing a forests; Finally cross the bridge over Budhigandaki River to reach Soti Khola Village. Overnight Soti Khola Village.

 DAY 18 SOTIKHOLA TO ARUGHAT TO KATHMANDU

Altitude                       600M/1968FT

Trek Duration              4-5 Hours

Driving time                7/8 hours

Meals                          Breakfast Lunch Dinner

After Breakfast prepare for last day of trekking, we will got through the village of Arkhet, Sante Bazaar and forests to Maltar to reach Arughat Bazar. We will drive back to Kathmandu and check in at hotel. We will have a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate completion our trekking, Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

 DAY19 DEPARTURE

Altitude                       1800M/3542Ft
Meals                          Breakfast

Morning will be comparatively free and closer to the time of your flight; you will be transferred to the airport in time to board your flight for onward journey.

Inclusions

Arrival and Departure transfers

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast

Accommodation in Guest house/lodge/tents during trekking in the mountains

Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during trek

All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles

Experienced trek leader (trekking guide)

Assistant guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)

Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their remuneration, insurance, equipment, food and lodging

All necessary permits

Farewell dinner

Exclusive Medical Kit Bag

All government and local taxes

Exclusions:

Nepal Visa fee

International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary

Gamow bag or oxygen

Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu also in the case of early return from Trek than scheduled itinerary

Travel and rescue insurance

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)

Tips for guides and porters