Tsum Valley Trekking was once closed for outside visitors, although opened its door since last past two decades, but still remains as restricted country to travel where special permits required.
Which controls large flow of trekkers and helps to preserve its pristine wilderness and culture as it was past hundreds of centuries, that makes this adventure to Tsum Valley more exciting and interesting to venture exploring its beautiful landscapes.
Tsum Valley Trekking a special and exclusive programs of Rock Everest Treks and Expeditions providing this wonderful adventure different to others adding more beautiful places where only very few trekkers seldom have the opportunity.
Tsum Valley located around Far North Mid-West of Nepal Himalaya within the district of remote Gorkha, where trail falls on ancient trade route of Nepal and Tibet as the border located a mere distance north of Mu Gompa around the valley of Tsum.
Tsum means Valley of Happiness from old Tibetan word known as ‘Beyul Kyimolung’ truly a valley of great beauty enclosed by massive peaks of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal with Sringi Himal peaks.
Besides beautiful dramatic scenery of magnificent landscapes where you will enjoy fascinating impressive cultures around Tsum villages enriched with old Buddhism religion where heritage traditional farm life exists as it was hundreds of years.
Tsum Valley Trekking begins with long interesting overland journey from Kathmandu to reach trekking point around low farm areas of Gorkha district following raging Budhigandaki River upstream for some days on the same trail of Manaslu trek till Lokpa village.
On leaving the main route of Manaslu our direction takes you further north east towards scenic and wonderful areas and villages around beautiful Tsum Valley at Nele and Mu-Gompa to remote Bhajyo areas and on highest spot of the adventure.
Enjoying fabulous time and experience on the same scenic route back to low farm villages of Philim, Jagat to reach at Soti-Khola village where exciting drive brings you to Kathmandu, after a most remarkable adventure on Tsum Valley Trekking.
Short outline Itinerary:
Day 01: On first arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal international airport 1,320 m, received by Rock Everest Treks guide or staff for transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu for trek preparation with option for tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Drive to Soti-Khola village 745 m past Arughat town 620 m – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Machha-Khola 1,300 m- 05 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Dovan 1,070 m via Tatopani (Hot Spring) – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Philim 1,600 m via Jagat 1,340 m- 06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Chumling 2,470 m via Lokpa- 06 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Chokan-Paro 3,031m – 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Nele 3,360 m – 05 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Mu-Gompa 3,800m- 04 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Bhajyo 4,240 m – 05 hrs.
Day 12: At Bhajo for rest and acclimatization with day excursion.
Day 13: Trek to Rachen-Gompa 3,240 m- 05 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Chumling 2,470 m – 06 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Lokpa 2,200m – 05 hrs.
Day 16: Trek to Jagat 1,340 m via Philim 1,590 m – 06 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Tatopani (Hot Spring) – 05 hrs.
Day 18: Trek to Soti-Khola 745 m- 05 hrs.
Day 19: From Soti-Khola village drive back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.
Day 20: International departure for home ward bound.
Seasons for Tsum Valley trekking:
Best times from March to May with mid September and October months, March to May lively during spring season with wild flowers in full blooming times especially the national flower of Nepal the Rhododendron with magnolia and other wild-flowers makes a pretty picture to capture.
Days are longer with much sunlight hour cold in the morning and night times as well in shady area, late afternoon can get cloudy but with clear morning till mid noon for excellent views of peaks and walks, expect snow, expect some snow sometimes during the best time also.
Mid September and October months around autumn / fall season most days are crystal clear for spectacular mountain views and pleasant walks, but much cold with freezing temperatures during morning and night times can get snowed in sometimes around high elevation from Nele onward around Mu Gompa areas.
- Adventurous scenic walks, serene natural surroundings facing high mountain views.
- Explore around restricted and beautiful country of Tsum within the valley of happiness.
- On least visited area by main flow of trekkers to remote Mid North-West Himalaya.
- Enjoy immense local culture of Tsum villages enriched with Buddhism heritage custom.
- Trek to Tsum valley located close to massive mountains Manaslu and Ganesh Himal