Tsum comes from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’, which means vivid. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Baudha Himal ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture, and religion. The Tsum Valley’s acquaintance with Tibet, natural beauty and its pristine culture make this trekking unique. Trails are strewn with artistic chortens and lined with mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with deities and prayers. The Tsum valley has a long history of Buddhism.
The Buddhist saint Milarepa is believed to have meditated in the caves of there mountains. Traditionally Tsum valley was a culturally distinct geographical area called ‘Tsum Tso Chuksum’, which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. The ancient remains of the Tsum Kingdom are still visibletoday. Due to its remoteness and inaccessibility, this sacred valley and its people have been bypassed by mainstream development for centuries. As a result, the unique culture of this valley has remained intact.
Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Overnight in hotel.
Day 02 : Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570m) – 7 hrs. Overnight in camp or lodge.
Day 03 : Trek from Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola (730m) to Liding (800m)- 6 hrs. Overnight in camp or teahouse.
Day 04 : Trek from Liding to Machha Khola to Khorlabeshi (930m) – 6 hrs. Overnight in camp or simple teahouse.
Day 05 : Trek from Khorlabeshi to Jagat (1440m) – 6hrs. Overnight in camp.
Day 06 : Trek from Jagat to Lokpa/Lukuwa (2240m) – 6hrs. Overnight in camp.
Day 07 : Trek from Lokpa to Chumling (2385m) – 6hrs. Overnight in camp.
Day 08 : Trek from Chumling to Chhokng Paro (3030m) – 6hrs. Overnight in camp.
Day 09 : Trek from Chhokng Paro (3030m) to Nile(3360m)- 7hrs. Overnight in camp.
Day 10 : Trek from Nile(3360m) to Mu Gumba (3705m) – 6hrs. Overnight in camp.
Day 11 : Trek from Mu Gomba to Rachen Gumba (3240m) – 5hrs. Overnight in camp.
Day 12 : Trek from Rachen Gumba to Tumje (Domje 2440m) – 4hrs. Overnight in camp.
Day 13 : Trek from Tumje (Domje 2440m.) to Gumba Lungdang (3542m)- 4hrs. Overnight in camp.
Day 14 : Trek from Gumba Lungdang thru Rainjam to Chumling – 6hrs. Overnight in camp.
Day 15 : Trek from Chumling to Philim (1700m) – 5:30hrs. Overnight in camp.
Day 16 : Trek from Philim to Khorlabeshi (930m)- 6hrs. Overnight in camp.
Day 17 : Trek from Khorlabeshi to Soti Khola (730m)- 6hrs. Overnight in camp.
Day 18 : Trek from Soti Khola to Arughat Bazaar. Drive from Arughat Bazaar to Kathmandu – 6:30hrs. Overning in hotel.
Day 19 : Free day in Kathamndu or enjoy sightseeing in “Pashupatinath” “Buddhanath” and “Bhakatapur”. Overnight in hotel.
Day 20 : Drop to the airport for your departure from Nepal.