It is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha, Nepal. ‘Tsum’ comes from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’, which means vivid. Traditionally, Tsum valley was a currently distinct geographical area called ‘Tsum Tso Chucksums’, which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, Boudha Himal ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin & speak their own dialect. The altitude of Tsum Valley trek varies from 1905m in Lhokpa to over 5093m at Ngula Dhojhyang pass on the Tibatan border. The hidden valley is surrounded by the Buddha Himal and Himal chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south & Sringi Himal to North.
People in Tsum Valley still practice polyandry system and they have their own unique culture, tradition, & dialect. They celebrate unique festival like Lhosar, Dhacyhang, Saka Dawa,Faning & others. Many residents of this valley report that they have seen or found the signs of Mehti, commonly referred as the ‘Yeti’ or ‘Abominable Snowman’.
Trekking route gives the glimpses of diversity of flora & fauna, and people with different religion and cultures. On the way to Philim, there are many falls on both side of the Buddha Gandaki river & hundred spacies of Birds in the forest. Each individual can enjoy with songs of Bird and roaring sound of river.Liding, Machhakhola, Jagat and Philim provide the unique hospitality with culture & religion. During this trekking the narrow valley shaping by Budhi Gandaki provides the magnificent vistas of Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal and Himal Chuli.
Day to Day Itinerary
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03 : From Kathmandu drive to Arughat Bazaar by bus (7-8 hrs) and trek to Arkhet Bazar (2 hrs)
Day 04 : Arkhet Bazar to Machha Khola (6 hrs)
Day 05 : Machha Khola to Yaru khola (6 hrs)
Day 06 :Yaru khola to Lokpa (6-7 hrs)
Day 07 : Lokpa to Chumling (Lower Tsum) (4-5 hrs)
Day 08 : Chumling to Chhokangparo (Upper Tsum) (7 hrs)
Day 09 : Chhokangparo to Nile/Chhule, visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave on the way (4-5 hrs)
Day 10 : Nile/Chhule to Mu Gompa (3700 m), visit Dhephyudonma Gompa (4060 m) (4-5 hrs)
Day 11 : Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa, visit Gonhgye Gompa (Nyigma-pa Buddhist sect) (5 hrs)
Day 12 : Rachen Gompa to Dumje (6-7 hrs)
Day 13 : Dumje to Philim (cross Ripchet) (7-8 hrs)
Day 14 : Philim to Tatopani (7-8 hrs)
Day 15 : Tatopani to Lapubeshi (6-7 hrs)
Day 16 : Lapubeshi to Arughat Bazar (5-6 hrs)
Day 17 : Drive to Kathmandu by bus (6-7 hrs)
Day 18 : Free Day Kathmandu
Day 19 : International Departure