‘adventure on remote areas of Mid-West Himalaya to Tsum valley of happiness’
Tsum Valley Trekking leads you to an adventure of once in a lifetime where you can experience the beauty of nature enclosed within massive high mountains of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal.
A marvelous destination out of this world, which fascinates you from the beginning of the walks to the end, where the route to Tsum Valley Trekking leads you from warm low areas of Gorkha district, located Nepal Mid-West Himalayan region to cooler alpine hills and then ending at arctic windswept terrain at Tsum.
Tsum Valley Trekking, an adventure which leads you into complete wilderness within mountainous region hidden behind massive peaks of Ganesh Himal also locally known as Yangri with towering face of Manaslu or Kutang Himal range around high and remote Mid West Himalaya.
Besides dramatic views of landscapes and mountains where you will witness old culture and impressive traditional life within Tsum villages as walk leads you into nice villages adorned with an age-old heritage of strong Tibetan influence which is just a mere distance from high and upper Tsum Valley.
Tsum word comes from ancient Tibetan “Beyul Kyimolung” language which means Valley of happiness and sustainable life which you can observe the villagers of the areas happy and strong and well content with their farm life and cattle herding.
Tsum Valley trek begins with an exciting drive to reach Gorkha district in Arughat town and farm villages of sub-tropical climate and then following the raging Buri-Gandaki River some sometimes on the same trail of Manaslu trekking.
As walk leads into interesting farm villages and lovely forested areas where our route diverts from the main Manaslu trail to reach remote areas of Tsum and then heading higher to the end at Mu Gompa with marvelous time on walks and overnight stops around Tsum villages.
After an enjoyable and impressive visit of Tsum areas return journey leads you on the same route for you to enjoy more of these fascinating areas before heading back to Kathmandu with awesome experience and adventure on Tsum Valley Trekking.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff and guide with a warm welcome greeting and then transfer to your hotels in the hub of the city.
After checking into your rooms and getting refreshed join the other groups of Tsum Valley Trekking at meeting hall or place for briefing, where our guide offers useful important information regarding trek and your stay in Nepal with us.
The evening includes welcome dinner in a nice and authentic Nepalese restaurant with Folk Culture program of Nepal while having your dinner.
Morning departs for the tour around Kathmandu at places of interest, as Kathmandu valley is steeped with historical and religious monuments temples and monasteries full of World Heritage Sites.
After an interesting tour afternoon free to relax and prepare for Tsum Valley Trekking next early morning overland drive to Gorkha area.
Morning transfer for exciting overland drives towards Mid West on Nepal's busy and main highway as the journey leads to lower warmer mid hills past farm villages and towns with views of snow-capped peaks.
As the drive continues with few refreshing stops heading west to reach at Dhading and towards Gorkha areas to reach at warm sub-tropical in Arughat by the raging Burigandaki River, and then drive continues on dirt road past farm villages and terraced fields to reach at Soti Khola, for overnight stop with time to relax and stroll around this small farm village.
Frist day walks begins from Soti-Khola, where the trail cuts into a steep valley, within densely forested areas and through a number of small villages tucked in a hillside, then reaching a wide valley opposite at the point where a large tributary stream enters into Burhigandaki River. The terraced cultivated field belongs to the upper village of Lapbesi. From here our path descends to a wide, sandy riverbed following a trail meandering below the steep, craggy valley side.
At some length leading to a climb on the trail to Machha Khola for overnight stop, with a number of tea shops and a small lodge, the word Maccha Khola means Fish Stream.
The trail from this small village leads into interesting farm villages and fields as the vegetation changes slowly, starting morning walk crossing a stream that names Machha Khola (Fish stream), and then heading upstream towards Khola-Bensi village and at Tatopani 'hot spring'.
An opportunity for hot bathe as time allows after a nice break walk carries on passing Dovan and Yaruphant villages to reach at Jagat for overnight stops, Jagat a moderate size farm village with shops and stores.
From Jagat, morning walk leads to higher areas passing scattered farm villages with short climb and downhill to cross over a bridge to reach Nagjet and Philim, a large village with spread-out farmhouses.
After Philim walk through farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then a climb on rocky ridge top into bamboo forest area to our overnight stop at Lakuwa on leaving the main trail of Manaslu trekking route.
After Lokpa village, walk heads to our first highlights of the adventure at Tsum known as the valley of happiness, as our route enters narrow gorge then with short descend and uphill climb into rhododendron and pine tree forest walking past small farm villages then climbing above Lungwa Khola to reach Chumling village for first night stop around Tsum Valley.
From here gaining altitude slowly within the massive peaks of Ganesh Himal peaks towards east and Manaslu in the western direction, as the walk proceeds where villages and landscapes changes similar to Tibetan windswept plateau.
Morning walks leads on the downhill path to cross a bridge over Smatiking Khola, with views of Ganesh Himal also known as Yangra at 7,422 m high, and then reaching Chokhanparo village for an overnight stop.
After a pleasant overnight stop at Chokanparo, our route leads towards upper Tsum area at Nele (Ne-lay), starting with uphill onto wide open valley around windswept terrain with only a few small trees of juniper and willow that survives around this rough and arid country.
Walk continues uphill with views of Ganesh and Manaslu Himal, after a wonderful and scenic walk reaching at Nele for overnight stop, on route Nele with time to visit an old holy meditation cave of 11th Centaury Saint Milarepa, famous and popular among Buddhist as poet, singer, tantric guru his folk-tales and songs are still remembered by Tibetans and Buddhist followers.
Today walk leads to main highlight and the highest point of the adventure at
Mu Gompa, as walk continues climbing high within arid terrain offering views of high peaks on the way to Mu Gompa for an overnight stop.
At Mu Gompa free and rest day to explore the unexplored areas around the high valley of Tsum with its traditional villages and interesting old Mu Gompa with ancient antique idols and scrolls, statue and relics this is one of the most important monasteries of Tsum and Manaslu area.
The village of upper Tsum located on route Tibet border, which is least frequented by foreign trekkers and adventurer, here enjoy the scenery and culture in completely natural surroundings.
After marvelous time at Mu Gompa, return journey leads to another impressive monastery at Rachen Gompa, walk on nice trails with some short climbs and downs passing few small scattered farm villages of cattle herders to reach at Rachen Gompa for overnight stop, afternoon visit Rachen monastery which treasures historical and religious artifacts and important statues of famous Gurus with idol of Sakyamuni Buddha.
Today our last day around Tsum valley, as the morning walk leads to a long descend to Chumling village passing farm areas and then back into tree lines, after a long downhill walk of 6 hours reaching at Chumling village for last overnight stop around Tsum.
From Chumling village, morning walk downhill the following river downstream with views of waterfalls then reaching villages of Samba, Tingding Chhupyang till our walk ends at Philim village for an overnight stop.
This is a nice farm village with school supported by Japanese (as Mt. Manaslu was first climbed by Japanese so this area is a favorite among Japanese)
From here onwards on a warmer area with paddy fields, after a breakfast walk leads to Tatopani following Buri Gandaki River through several small villages of Nagjet, Sidibas Bazaar, and Jagat. Walk further descends at Yaruphant, then to the lower area with the dramatic change in vegetation, finally ending six hours walk to our overnight stop at Tatopani a small farm village with hot spring as Tatopani in Nepali means 'hot water', afternoon enjoy the hot springs and relax. The locals believe that the spring water has a natural power to cure various disease and wounds.
After a pleasant stop at Tatopani with hot spring, morning walk leads to Soti Khola walk along Budhi Gandaki River on downstream, after hours of good walk reaching at Gurung village of Labubesi, from here heading further within terraced fields and waterfalls to reach our last overnight stop at Soti-Khola.
Morning on completing Tsum Valley trekking with amazing experience where an exciting overland journey brings you back to Kathmandu after an incredible adventure on far and remote corners of Mid West Himalaya at Tsum Valley of Happiness.
Last day in amazing Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time for backward bound or to respective countries.
Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing time and adventure on Tsum Valley Trekking.