Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Northern Trekking Team extends a warm welcome to you in Kathmandu. One of our team members will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and transfers you to the hotel.
On this day, we will introduce you with a guide who will lead you to Tsum valley trek. He will assure you with all the requirements and brief you about your adventure that will begin soon. If time permits, we suggest you roam around the streets of Thamel and enjoy this beautiful touristic center of Kathmandu.
Day 02: Drive to Arughat (810m/7hrs drive)
Here we go! Today, we will drive you to Soti Khola (river). It is roughly a ride of seven hours. Riding along the bank of Budi Gandaki river, we move ahead to get in Soti Khola.
Day 04: Trek to Khorlabesi (970m/6hrs)
Your much-awaited hike begins from today! We cross a suspension bridge built over Soti Khola and move ahead. Passing through Gurung settlement of Lapubesi, we get in Machha Khola (Fish River). A couple of hours walk from Machha Khola will take us in Khorlabesi.
Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1370m/6hrs)
Are you prepared enough for the uphill climb? The trail from now onward is gradual uphill. We arrive in Tatopani (hot spring) after crossing Khorlabesi. If interested, you can take a dip in Tatopani. It is believed that a dip in this hot spring will cure your skin disease. Jagat is a couple of hours away from this spot, Tatopani.
Day 06: Trek to Lokpa (2,240m/6hrs)
Initially, the hike is uphill followed by a walk on a flat surface. Before entering into Philim, we cross a suspension bridge that is built over Budi Gandaki River. The further walk will bring us in Ekle Bhatti followed by Lokpa.
Day 07: Trek to Chhokangparo (3,030m/7hrs)
You are now gradually entering into the area that is influenced by Tibetan culture. The trail is a relatively arduous bit rewarding as well. There are two villages in Chhokangparo—Chhokang and Paro. The majestic view of Ganesh Himal from here is awe-inspiring. The traditions and culture here practiced having Tibetan influence.
Day 08: Trek to Nile (3,360m/5hrs)
It is a kind of cultural hike coupled with majestic scenic beauty. Today’s walk will present you following key attractions:
- Visit a site of Lama Kongchong who died meditating here for 26 years
- Tsumba is the language that is spoken in this part of the globe and the root of this language is Tibetan
- Rachen Gompa
- Visit Milaepa Cave (Piren Phu)
We cross Shiar Khola and pass a couple of settlements of Phurbe and Pangdung to arrive in Chhule. The entrance gate prior to Chhule is fascinating for trekkers. We cross a bridge to uphill climb will lead us to the Nile.
Day 09: Trek to Mu Gompa (3,700m/5hrs)
Mu Gompa is regarded as the oldest monastery of this area and site used to be a salt trading route between Nepal and Tibet earlier. Walk today is challenging and we get in Mu Gompa through rough trail.
Day 10: Acclimatization in Mu Gompa
Despite being a rest day, you can experience following things here:
- Visit Dhephyudoma Gompa (4000m)
- Climb Kalung (3,820m), if time permits
Day 11: Trek to Burgi (3,245m/5hr)
Following trial to Chhule and Phurbe, we head toward Burgi. It is a small but picturesque settlement. Climb to Milarepa Cave is must do an event here. The view of Kipu and Churke Himal along with Poshyop Glacier from the cave is marvelous.
Day 12: Trek to Chumling (2,386m/6hrs)
The landscape that we will witness en route to Chumling is awesome. The descending trail will get us in Gho. The further downhill walk will bring us in Sarpu Khola followed by Chumling.
Day 13: Trek to Philim (1,570m/7hrs)
Lokpa is our first on the way destination to Philim. It is an easy walk as you will be walking on a flat surface. The view of a waterfall—Samba—is pleasing. A walk of nearly seven hours from Chumling will bring us in Philim.
Day 14: Trek to Khorlabesi (970m/7hrs)
We proceed toward Khorlabesi via Jagat and Tatopani. We suggest you take a dip in the hot spring (Tatopani). This will release you from tiredness. Finally, we will get in Khorlabesi.
Day 15: Trek to Soti Khola (700m/6hrs)
Crossing Thado Khola (Steep River), we proceed ahead. We cross Machha Khola village and walk along the bank of Budi Gandaki River to get in Gurung village of Labubesi. A further couple of hours walk will bring us in Soti Khola.
Day 16: Trek to Arughat/Drive to Kathmandu
It’s a final trek day today. We will walk for nearly four hours to get in Arughat from where we will catch a vehicle to Kathmandu. It is a drive of nearly seven hours.
In the capital, we will offer you farewell dinner as your trek ends from today.
Day 17: Back to your Destination
Here ends your Tsum Valley Trek and with it, your Nepal stays as well. We will drop you in TIA three hours prior to scheduled flight. See you next season for another trip in a different destination of Nepal as this country has more than 100 trekking trails!