Tsum Valley Trek begins upon our arrival in Nepal. We’ll receive you outside Tribhuvan International Airport and drive you to one of the most beautiful hotels in Kathmandu City. Upon arrival, you can enjoy your refreshment. Afterward, you’ll visit our office to discuss the trek in detail. Visit the local outdoor gear shop to buy or rent necessary trek gear and equipment. Overnight in Kathmandu.
The day begins with a delicious breakfast overlooking the mountainous panorama. Your guide will visit the appropriate government offices to get the necessary permit. In the meantime, you’ll embark on a scenic sightseeing tour.
The well-guided tour takes you to some of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit the popular monastic destinations of Swayambhunath and Boudhanath Stupa; encircle the entire Pashupatinath Temple (the most significant Hindu Temple in the country), and explore the historical site of Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and then embark on a private jeep. Begin driving along the massive Trishuli River and take a detour to the north along the Budi Gandaki River. Almost 8-hour long drive will take your 126km northwest of Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar. Arughat lies in the bustling part of the Gorkha District. The historical Gorkha district is home to the pristine Tsum Valley. You’ll begin trekking along the foothills of Ganesh Himal. Overnight in Arughat Bazaar.
Leaving Arughat Bazaar, you’ll embark on the first day of the trek. Begin climbing along the beautiful terraced fields and small streams towards Soti Khola. The half-day long trek takes you over few suspension bridges and along Budi Gandaki River. A short hike will take you past Shanti Bazar towards Arkhet Khola. A short uphill walk along the cascading waterfall at Kuerepani will take you to Soti Khola. Overnight in Soti Khola.
Leaving Soti Khola, you’ll embark on a short trek towards Machha Khola. The trail climbs almost 177 meters in altitude. Begin climbing through the lush Sal forest and upstream along the Budi Gandaki River. A short detour along the Budi Gandaki River will bring you to the Gurung village of Lapubesi. After enjoying a delicious lunch, you’ll continue on the trail and trek along the banks of Budi Gandaki River towards Machha Khola village. Overnight in Machha Khola.
Leaving Machha Khola, you’ll begin climbing along the beautiful terraced fields towards the steep ridges. Cross the massive Tharo Khola to reach Khorlabesi. Here on, the trail becomes to rise and fall along the Budi Gandaki River. A short downhill hike will bring you to Tatopani. Famous for its natural hot-spring, you can choose to take a dip to relieve your body pain. Enjoy a delicious lunch and then continue trekking past Dobhan, Duman, and Tharo Bharyang village to reach Jagat. Overnight at Jagat.
Jagat marks the entry to Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP). Get your permits checked before embarking on a trek to Chisopani village. Leaving Jagat, you’ll begin climbing along the rocky ridges towards Salleri village. The trail here on descends the village of Sirdibas. Continue trekking along the open grassland towards Ghatta Khola. After lunch, continue trekking alongside the small stream towards Philim. Walk past the largest Gurung village of Philim to arrive at Chisopani. Overnight in Chisopani.
Leaving Chisopani, you’ll begin trekking into the pristine Tsum valley. Begin climbing along through the lush pine forests and head towards Lokpa. Continue along the trail overlooking the majestic sights of Himalchuli (7893m) and Boudha Himal. A short hike will bring you to Lungwa Khola. Enjoy a short trek through the deep pine and rhododendron forests to reach Chumling. Overnight in Chumling
Leaving Chumling, you’ll begin tracing the old Buddhist pilgrimage route to Kyumi Lung. The half-day trek takes you into Upper Tsum Valley. Begin climbing towards Rainjam village and make a short ascent to Gho village. The trail offers a majestic view of Ganesh Himal. Witness the beautiful Tibetan-styled villages and the daily lifestyle of Tsumbas as you make your way towards Chhokangparo village. Overnight in Chhokangparo.
The trail leading from Chhokangparo will begin climbing upstream along the Shiar Khola. The trail becomes sparse with less vegetation. Make a short hike towards the Lamagaon, where you’ll find many Buddhist nuns. Cross a small bridge to reach Rachen Gompa, an only nunnery in the area. Enter the nunnery and explore the daily lifestyle of the nuns. Enjoy a warm lunch and a cup of Tibetan tea before continuing on your trail. The trail goes past Lar village and climbs through Phurbe, Pangdun, and Chule village to reach the Nile. Overnight in the Nile.
The trek materializes today as you leave the Nile and head towards Mu Gompa. Walk along the rock and snow moraines towards Mu Gompa or Mu Monastery nestled on the glacier. The highest point of the trek, Mu Gompa lies close to Tibet in the north. A 3-hour trek will bring you to Mu Gompa. Spend the day witnessing the grandeur of the Himalayan valley and equally beautiful Mu Gompa. Make a short trek towards the nearby Dhephu Doma Gompa. Overnight in Mu Gompa.
You’ll spend the day exploring the beautiful Upper Tsum Valley. Leaving Mu Gompa, you’ll begin climbing towards Pika Himal. Measuring 4,865 meters, Pika Himal is a local peak located few kilometers from Mu Gompa. Catch the beautiful sights of Mu Gompa, Shiar Khola, and few mountains from the top. Spend the rest of the day exploring the monastery and interacting with the monks. Overnight in Mu Gompa.
Leaving Mu Gompa, you’ll begin climbing down the Upper Tsum Valley. Retrace your path and begin heading down to Chhule and Phurbe villages. Enjoy a delicious lunch, and begin climbing down towards Burgi village. En route to Burgi, you will make a brief stop at the Milarepa’s Cave (Piren Phu). Catch the magnificent sights of Poshyop Glacier, Kipu Himal, and Churke Himal en route to Burgi village.
Leaving Burgi, you’ll begin climbing down to Lower Tsum Valley. The trail begins to climb down through deep pine and rhododendron forests towards Chhokangparo. Exit Upper Tsum and head towards a local monastery in the village of Gho. Enjoy a delicious lunch, and then continue en trail towards Chumling village. The trail advances along the Sarpu Khola towards Chumling village. Overnight at Chumling.
Leaving Chumling, you’ll further climb down towards Philim village. Walk past the forested ridges to reach Lokpa village overlooking the beautiful Samba Falls and mountains. Almost 7-hour into the trek, you’ll arrive at Gurung village of Philim. It is the largest Gurung village in the region. Overnight in Philim.
Leaving Philim, you’ll begin descending along the Dobhan Khola towards Jagat. Walk past Tatopani villages to reach Khorlabesi. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Sirdibas village before continuing along the trail. Walk past beautiful terraced fields towards Khorlabesi village. Overnight in Khorlabesi.
Exit Khorlabesi and begin climbing downhill towards Tharo Khola. Walk past Machha Khola along the Budi Gandaki River towards Lapubesi village. Enjoy a delicious lunch, and then continue trekking alongside two large waterfalls to reach Khursane. A short downhill trek will bring you to Soti Khola village
On the last day of the trek, you’ll exit Soti Khola and head back to Arughat. Begin climbing downstream along the Budi Gandaki River towards Kyoropani. The trail continues past traditional villages towards Arughat Bazaar. Upon arrival, you can enjoy the completion of the trek with your team. Overnight in Arughat.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Arughat Bazaar. Today, you’ll Arughat and begin driving towards Kathmandu City. The scenic 8-hour journey goes along the Budi Gandaki River towards the Prithvi Highway. Continue driving along the massive Trishuli River to reach Kathmandu Valley. We’ll transfer you to your hotel. In the evening, we’ll take you for a delicious farewell dinner in one of the finest diners.
Today is the last day in Kathmandu. You can choose to go around shopping for souvenirs or explore some of the tourist sites. We’ll drop you off at the airport just in time of your flight back home.