Tsum Valley is the one of the remote trekking trails in Nepal. It is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha, Nepal. ‘Tsum’ comes from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’, which means vivid. Traditionally, Tsum valley was a currently distinct geographical area called ‘Tsum Tso Chucksums’, which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, Boudha Himal ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin & speak their own dialect. The altitude of Tsum Valley trek varies from 1905m in Lhokpa to over 5093m at Ngula Dhojhyang pass on the Tibatan border. The hidden valley is surrounded by the Buddha Himal and Himal chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south & Sringi Himal to North.
People in Tsum Valley still practice polyandry system and they have their own unique culture, tradition, & dialect. They celebrate unique festival like Lhosar, Dhacyhang, Saka Dawa,Faning & others. Many residents of this valley report that they have seen or found the signs of Mehti, commonly referred as the ‘Yeti’ or ‘Abominable Snowman’.
Trekking route gives the glimpses of diversity of flora & fauna, and people with different religion and cultures. On the way to Philim there are many waterfalls on both side of the Buddha Gandaki river and hundred species of birds in the forest. As you walk enjoy with songs of bird and the roaring sound of the river. Liding, Machhakhola, Jagat and Philim provide the unique hospitality with culture and religion. During this trekking the narrow valley shaping by Budhi Gandaki provides the magnificent vistas of Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal,Himal Chuli etc.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu(1,300m)
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Preparation
Day 03: Drive (7-8 hours) Kathmandu to Arughat (600m)
Day 04: Arughat to Soti Khola (700m): 5-6 hours
Day 05: Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (870m): 6-7 hours
Day 06: Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m): 6-7 hours
Day 07: Jagat to Chisopani (1660m): 4-5 hours
Day 08: Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m): 6 – 7 hours
Day 09: Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m): 4-5 hours
Day 10: Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m): 5-6 hours
Day 11: Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m/): 3 hours
Day 12: Mu Gompa, sightseeing
Day 13: Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (3,245m) via Milarepa cave: 5 hours
Day 14: Burgi village -Chumling (2,386): 5-6 hours
Day 15: Chumling to Philim (1,570m): 6-7 hours
Day 16: Philim to Khorlabesi(970m): 6-7 hours
Day 17: Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m): 6-7 hours
Day 18: Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu (600m): Walk 4 hours and drive 7-8 hours
Day 19: Final departure to your destination