The Tsum Valley Trek is unique trekking destination with uneven perpendicular routes and is located at the altitude of 1905 to 5093 meters. Embraces Baudha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south and Sringi Himal to the north, T-sum valley is widely known as the ‘Hidden Valley’. The Tsum valley includes two remote village development committee Chhekampar (Upper Tsum) and Chumchet (Lower Tsum).
The word ‘Tsum’ is derivated from Tibetan word Tsombo which means vivid. This trekking will surely give an opening to cross through eye-catching villages; taking entrance into restricted area with special consent takes you to the hub of culture and tradition. Similarly, this hidden valley is encircled by mountains called, Sringi Himal, Boudha Himal, Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal and Sringi Himal.
Additionally, Tsum valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. People in Tsum Valley celebrate distinctive festival like Dhacyhang, Saka Dawa, Faning and others. You will also explore around the village of Chhekampar with its stone houses, slate roofs and Milarepa’s cave, the monastery at Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa to the south, Gumba Lungdang and so forth. Moreover, the region includes vegetations like barley, maize, buckwheat and potatoes. And the valley is home for wildlife including Himalayan Tahrs and Jharal (blue sheep) preyed on by snow leopards. Destination Unlimited Treks and Expeditions intend to let you view the beauty and explore the unique culture and traditions of Tsum Valley.
Arrive at Kathmandu
When your flight will be landed at the international airport of Nepal, you will be received by the representative of the Destination Unlimited Treks and Expeditions. He will guide you towards one of the best hotel of Kathmandu to take rest for the leisure time. Later on, we will enjoy the delicious breakfast at the local hotels.
Kathmandu to Aarughat bazaar
From Kathmandu, early morning, we will have the breakfast and will move towards the Arughat catching the bus. The bus drive goes for about 8 to 9 hours through the main trail. The splendid view of the surrounding will be mesmerizing and enchanting in many ways.
Arughat to Soti Khola
From Arughat, we will move towards the Soti Khola. The beautiful en route beauty will encourage us in each and every steps of our trekking. Trekking for about 6 to 7 hours through the main trail will be enough for us to reach at the Soti Khola. Soti Khola is situated at the altitude of 710m.
Soti Khola to Machha Khola
From Soti Khola, after having the breakfast, we will move towards the beautiful region of Machha Khola. The beautiful scenery of the surrounding along with the fast flowing rivers is the main attraction of this place. Trekking for about 6 to 7 hours will be enough for trekkers to reach at the altitude of 890m above sea level at the Machha Khola.
Machha Khola to Dovan
Early morning, we will be served with the delicious and refreshing breakfast. Then we will move towards the Dovan. Trekking goes for nearly 7 hours through the beautiful trekking route. After having the long but enjoyable trekking at the main trekking route, we will spend the night at the altitude of 1000m at Dovan.
Dovan to Philim
From Dovan, we will begin our journey early in the morning with the breakfast. We will move towards the Philim following the main trekking route. The splendid beauty of the route will be encouraging us in each and every step. Walking for about 6 to 7ghours will take us to the beautiful region of Philim at the altitude of 1590m.
Philim to Chumling
From Philim, our steps will be forwarded towards the Chumling. Chumling is also called Lower Tsum. Chumling is situated at the altitude of 2360m above sea level. Thus, we have to trek for about 6 to 7 hours through the main trail to reach at the Chumling.
Chumling to Chhokangparo
From the Lower Tsum, we will move towards the Upper Tsum valley. The beautiful scenery of the surrounding will be mesmerizing in many ways. The beautiful trail will led us towards the stunning land of upper Tsum after the trekking of about 5 to 6 hours.
Trek to Nile
From Chhokangparo, we will move towards the Nile. Here we can visit around the Milarepa Piren Phu cave which will come on the way during the trekking. The trekking goes for about 5 to 6 hour through the main trail which will lead us towards the magnificent place of Nile or Chhule.
Nile to Mu Gompa
From Nile, our foot will be heading towards the Mu Gompa viewing the beautiful view of the surrounding. During the trek, we can visit around the Dhephyudonma Gompa situating at the altitude of 4060m. The trekking will continue for about only 4 hours today.
trek to Rachen Gompa
From the Mu Gompa, we will move towards the beautiful portion of landscapes following the main trekking route towards the Rachen Gompa. The en route beauty is something that will distract us to our destination. But continuing our journey for about 5 to 6 hours will guide us to the beautiful and traditional place of Rachen Gompa.
Rachen Gompa to Dumje
From Rachen Gompa, viewing the good scene of the surrounding, our trekking legs will move towards the region of Dumje. The trekking may lasts for about 6 to 7 hours through the main trail. The en route beauty of the surrounding will be watch able.
Trek to Philim
From Dumje, we will make the retracing way back to Philim. The route will offer us varieties of beautiful things including the beautiful landscapes. The trekking will be done for about 6 to 7 hours crossing the Ripchet.
Trek to Tatopani
Form Philim, we will wake up early in the morning to move towards the Tatopani. Tatopani is famous for the natural hot spring water. The trekking trail is very interesting as we will move towards the beautiful pales of Tatopani. The trekking goes for about 6 to 7 hours crossing several landscapes and forests of the route.
Tatopani to Soti Khola
At Tatopani, we will wake up early in the morning to have the hot bath at the natural spring water of the place. It is believed that the bath will helps to cure several diseases also. After having the breakfast, we will move towards the Soti Khola. The night will be spectacular at Soti Khola.
Soti Khola to Arughat Bazaar
From the beautiful places of Soti Khola, our foot will move towards the beautiful region of Arughat bazaar. We will have our breakfast at Soti Khola and ill move towards the Arughat bazaar. This day trekking will be our last trekking of the whole trip. Thus the trekking route goes for about 6 to 7 hours through the main trail.
Back to Kathmandu
Early morning at Arughat Bazaar, we will enjoy the local breakfast prepared at the local hotel of the bazaar. After having the breakfast, we will be eager to return back to Kathmandu. We will catch the local vehicle to return back to Kathmandu. The drive continues for about 8 to 9 hours through the scenic route.
This is the day of farewell. We will wake up early in the morning to enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding. After having the refreshing breakfast, we will walk towards the airport. We will be entertained by the small farewell program organized at the airport by the Destination Unlimited Treks and Expeditions. Then you will catch the respective flight to return back to your own country.