Tsum Valley Trek Itinerary
Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel (1,300m/4,264ft).
You will arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport and picked up by one of our team representatives. He will take you to your hotel. After check-in, the rest of the day is free for you to rest. Later, in the evening, you will meet with the rest of the crew members and have a delicious welcome dinner. You will stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 02 : Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
We will wake up early in the morning and have our breakfast. After that, we will go on the guided sightseeing tour where we will see the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We will visit one of the holiest temples of Hindus, Pashupatinath Temple, and then move to Boudhanath Stupa, the largest stupa of Nepal. We will also visit Swayambhunath, popularly known as the Monkey Temple. Further, our tour also includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Later in the evening, we will prepare for our trek and do the last minute shopping if needed.
Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Arughat (600m/1,968 ft) 7-8 hours drive.
Today, we will wake up early and have our breakfast. After that, we will leave for a long drive toward Arughat via Dhading Besi, headquarter of the Dhading district. The drive will be scenic and present us beautiful views of lush green hills along with small settlements. Upon reaching Arughat, we will check-in our guesthouse where we will be staying for the night. Arughat is one of the main towns of this region, and it is also divided into two parts.
Day 04 : Arughat to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 5-6 hours.
After having breakfast, we will begin our trekking towards Soti Khola. Crossing a bridge over Budhi Gandaki, we will continue our trek following a stone-paved path through the bazaar. On the way, we will pass through a hydroelectric power plant and fields of rice & millet and reach Mangaltar. From here, the trail goes through a forest and take us to Shanti Bazaar. Further, the trail becomes steeper and more challenging as we cross Arkhet Khola. Crossing Arkhet Khola on a suspension bridge, we will descend towards a high cascading waterfall and then ascend steeply to Kuerepani. We will then descend to Soti Khola where we are going to stay overnight.
Day 05 : Soti Khola to Machha Khola (870m/2,952ft): 6-7 hours.
We will begin trekking after crossing a bridge. Walking through a beautiful sal forest, we will ascend towards a ridge. The trail will include a few ascends & descends, and lovely waterfalls. After reaching the top of the ridge, we will descend through a few rice terraces and reach Labu Besi. Further, we will ascend and then descend to reach a sandy river bed. From here, we will again ascend to a ridge and descend down to a river. The trail from here will take us to Machha Khol our last stop for the top.
Day 06 : Machha Khola to Jagat (2340m/7676ft): 6-7 hours.
We will begin trekking on a narrow trail and cross Tharo Khola. From here, we will trek following a rocky ravine and reach Khorla Besi. After a few ascends and descends, we will pass by a hot spring and reach Tatopani. Further, we will ascend and cross Budhi Gandaki River on a suspension bridge. We will then walk on a staircase, cross a landslide area and reach Dobhan. From here, we will cross a suspension bridge over Dobhan Khola and ascend to the Budhi Gandaki. Crossing a few more bridges, we will ascend all the way up to the Jagat where we will stay overnight.
Day 07 : Jagat to Chisopani (1660m/5,445ft): 4-5 hours.
We will complete the ACAP procedure and begin ascending on a rocky ridge towards Salleri. From here, we descend to Sirdibas and as we trek the valley widens up to Ghatte Khola. We will then ascend to a large Gurung village, Philim, and further, trek north across a forest with the views of the narrowing valley as we reach Chisopani. Overnight at Chisopani.
Day 08 : Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m/7,827ft): 6 - 7 hours.
We will cross a gorge, and further after a half an hour trek, we will get to see a beautiful waterfall on the right side and enter in the pine forests. From here, the trail descends and then ascend through the dense forest of pine & rhododendron forests. On the way, we will get to see gorgeous views of Mt. Himalchuli (7,893 m) and Boudha Himal. Passing Lokpa village, we will descend and ascend to reach Gumlung. Crossing the Siyar Khola, we finally arrive at Chumling, from where we can see Shringi Himal. We will visit an old Chumling gompa and the stone streets of the village.
Day 09 : Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m/9,903ft): 4-5 hours.
We will cross a suspension bridge and trek along with the enchanting views of Ganesh Himal. Further, we will cross Serpu Khola on an old bridge and reach Gho village. From here, we will ascend for around two hours and reach Chhokangparo where we will get to see wonderful views of Mt. Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal.
Day 10 : Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m/11,058ft): 5-6 hours.
We will ascend and reach Lamagaon and further, cross a thrilling rope suspension bridge to reach Rachen Gompa. After visiting this gompa, we will cross the Shiar Khola and continue walking through lovely villages of Lar, Phurbe, Pangdun, and Chhule. From Chhule, we will ascend upstream and cross a bridge to finally reach Nile where we will stay for the night.
Day 11 : Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m/12,174ft): 3 hours.
We will begin trekking along the west bank of the valley admiring the gorgeous Tibetan landscapes. After that, we will ascend to the Mu Gompa where we will stay overnight.
Day 12 : Mu Gompa, sightseeing.
Today, we will explore Mu Gompa. It is also like our acclimatization day. After having breakfast, we will visit the largest monastery of this region, Mu Gompa. The Gompa lies at the highest and most remote part of the Tsum Valley. After exploring the Mu Gompa area, we can also hike to the base of Pika Himal (4,865 m).
Day 13 : Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (3,245m/10644ft) via Milarepa cave: 5 hours.
We will trek back and cross Chhule and Phurbe villages. Further, the trail takes us to a small beautiful village Burgi village where we will be stopping for the night. We will hike up to the Milarepa Cave from where we will get to witness mesmerizing glimpses of Poshyop Glacier, Kipu Himal, and Churke Himal.
Day 14 : Burgi village -Chumling (2,386/7,827ft): 5-6 hours.
We will trek along with the beautiful sceneries and descend down to Chhokang Paro. From here, we will continue descending down to Gho and arrive at a bridge. Crossing a bridge over the Sarpu Khola, we will trek along the lower Tsum Valley trail and reach Chumling.
Day 15 : Chumling to Philim (1,570m/5,103ft): 6-7 hours.
We will trek and reach Lokpa where we will take a short break to have lunch. After having lunch, we will trek on an even path along with enjoying the gorgeous Samba Falls. We will reach Philim after long 6-7 hours of walk.
Day 16 : Philim to Khorla Besi(970m/3182ft: 6-7 hours.
Trek begins today from Philim to Khorla Besi via Jagat and Tatopani. We will descend down to Sirdibas and reach Jagat. We will again descend to Yaruphant, and from here onwards, the arid Tibetan climate now gives way to subtropical green vegetation. We will continue trekking and reach Tatopani crossing Dobhan. We will take a short break here at Tatopani and relax in the natural hot spring. Further, the trail ascends and descends to reach Khorla Besi.
Day 17 : Khorla Besi to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 6-7 hours.
The trail crosses the Tharo Khola flowing in a rocky ravine. We will descend and traverse to Machha Khola village. Trekking along the Budhi Gandaki River, we will reach Labubesi. From here, we will pass by two amazing waterfalls and trek on a steep rocky trail on the side of a cliff. We will then reach Khursane and further going through sal forest, we will cross a bridge to reach Soti Khola.
Day 18 : Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu (1300m/1,968ft): Walk 4 hours and drive 7-8 hours.
We will ascend to the ridge of Kyorpani and further, descend towards a cascading waterfall. The trail will then take us to Arkhet, and we will cross Arkhet Khola. From here, we will reach Sante Bazaar, and further pass by the hydroelectric plant following the stone streets to reach the Arughat Bazar.
From Arughat, we will drive along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and villages on both sides of the road and reach Kathmandu. In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner for the successful completion of our journey.
Day 19 : Farewell Friends.
Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! After having breakfast, you will check-out of the hotel. One of our representatives will drive you to the Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight back to your home.