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Tsum Valley Trek

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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu

Day 2 : Drive to Arughat (700m) 8 hrs

Day 3 : Trek to Soti Khola (815m) 4 hrs

Day 4 : Trek to Machhikhola/ Khorlabeshi (930 meters) 5 hrs

Day 5 : Trek to Jagat (1440m) 5hrs

Day 6 : Trek to Lokpa (2240m) 6hrs

Day 7 : Trek to Chumling (2600m) 4hrs

Day 8 : Trek to Rachen Gompa (3300m) 6hrs

Day 9 : Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m) 5hrs

Day 10 : Rest day in Mu Gompa for acclimatization

Day 11 : Trek to Chhule (3340m) 4 hrs

Day 12 : Trek to Lungdang Gompa (3200m) 4hrs

Day 13 : Trek to Philim via Lokpa (1700m) 4hrs

Day 14 : Trek to Khorlabeshi (930m) 6hrs

Day 15 : Trek to Soti Khola (815m) 5hrs

Day 16 : Trek to Aru Ghat (700m) 4 hrs

Day 17 : Drive back to Kathmandu 9 hrs

Day 18 : Departure to TIA “Farewell!"

Day 1 : Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu

You will be welcomed by our team members at the Airport and will be then ushered to the Hotel. Our travel representatives and team members will explain briefly about the travel itinerary upon your arrival. Overnight stay at a hotel.


Day 2 : Drive to Arughat (700m) 8 hrs

On the second morning, you will be driving to Arughat which nearly takes about 8 hours. The drive is divided to two parts. First you will be driving until Dhading Besi, the district headquarter of Dhading district, for 4 hours. From there, you will be travelling until Arughat for another 4 hours of drive. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Arughat.


Day 3 : Trek to Soti Khola (815m) 4 hrs

A couple of hours drive further from Arughat and a few hours trek leads us to Soti Khola, a small town located on the banks of Budhi Gandaki River. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Soti Khola.


Day 4 : Trek to Machhikhola/ Khorlabeshi (930 meters) 5 hrs

On the fourth day, we will be doing mild climbing from Soti Khola. The trail is comfortable and a five hours trek along the sandy banks of Budhi Gandaki River and across several forests takes us to Machha Khola where we will be staying for the night at a guesthouse.


Day 5 : Trek to Jagat (1440m) 5hrs

The next day we cross the Machhaikhola or the fish stream and head towards the tiny village of Khorlabeshi. One the way we also come across a hot spring popularly called in Nepali as Tatopani. Many trekkers stop for a while and take a dip inside the hot spring. Local tea shops are present all the way along the trail until we reach Jagat, where we will be staying for the overnight.


Day 6 : Trek to Lokpa (2240m) 6hrs

After having breakfast in the morning, we resume our trek and follow an uphill trail before crossing the suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki River. Then we reach a traditional Gurung village called Philim. From Philim, we again climb uphill and stop for lunch at Ekle Bhatti. The destination for the day is Lokpa, the first village of the Tsum valley on our trail. Overnight stay guesthouse.


Day 7 : Trek to Chumling (2600m) 4hrs

On the seventh day, we take an ascending route from Lokpa before stopping along the way for lunch. Chumling is located on the south of the Shingri Himal and it is a short days trek as four hours trekking is enough to take us to Chumling. It also has several monasteries and you can enjoy the rest of the day visiting the monasteries and Gompas. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 8 : Trek to Rachen Gompa (3300m) 6hrs

The eighth day of the trek is very exciting as we start our trek having breakfast in the morning. It takes around 6 hours to reach Rachen Gompa. Views of several mountains including the popular Ganesh Himal Range are possible from Rachen Gompa. To much surprise, some Gurung community in the region practice polyandry. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 9 : Trek to Mu Gompa (3700m) 5hrs

After having breakfast in the morning, we start our trek to Mu Gompa which takes around five hours. Mu Gompa has a very old Buddhist monastery which is quite popular in the region. Mu Gompa is the highest point of the trek and it is also the highest point in the Tsum valley. Mu Gompa has also been a hub for Tibetan traders. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 10 : Rest day in Mu Gompa for acclimatization

On the 10th day, we explore around the Gompa area and acclimatize for the rest of the day. We stroll around the local settlement area and interact with the local villagers. It can be a wonderful opportunity to know and learn about the traditional Tibetan culture. Overnight stay in camp or guest house.


Day 11 : Trek to Chhule (3340m) 4 hrs

The eleventh day of the trek follows entirely descending trail. We enjoy the beautiful natural landscape while climbing down the trek. After almost four hours of trek, we reach Chhule, the place for our overnight stay in a guesthouse.


Day 12 : Trek to Lungdang Gompa (3200m) 4hrs

It is a short days trek on day twelve, as we head towards Lungdang Gompa. The trail also provides great opportunity to see the beautiful views of Mount Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. Lungdang Gompa is also home to some beautiful monastery. Also the early morning sun rise view of Ganesh Himal is quite spectacular. Overnight stay in a guesthouse or a camp.


Day 13 : Trek to Philim via Lokpa (1700m) 4hrs

It is a short trek from Lungdang Gompa to Lopka via the beautiful village of Philim. We follow a descending trail all the way to Lokpa while crossing several pine and fir forests on the way. Several wildlife including Musk dears might also be visible on the way. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.


Day 14 : Trek to Khorlabeshi (930m) 6hrs

We leave Lokpa village and descend along the trail downhill. After sometime we cross the Budhi Gandaki River and the hot water spring (Tatopani). It might as well be a good idea to dip inside the hot water spring as it helps to release the tiredness of the trip. After taking a refreshing dip in hot water spring, we head towards Khorlabeshi. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.


Day 15 : Trek to Soti Khola (815m) 5hrs

We return to Soti Khola the next day after almost five hours of mild trekking. Several wonderful waterfalls can be seen along the trail, much to the pleasure of the trekkers. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Soti Khola.


Day 16 : Trek to Aru Ghat (700m) 4 hrs

A short trek from Soti Khola and then a couple of hours drive takes us to Aru Ghat from where we earlier started our trek. We cross several suspension bridges and local villages before finally reaching Aru Ghat. Overnight stay in a guesthouse.


Day 17 : Drive back to Kathmandu 9 hrs

We catch a local jeep to Beshisahar, the headquarters of Lamjung district, and then drive back to Kathmandu via the Prithvi Highway. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.


Day 18 : Departure to TIA “Farewell!"

On the 18th day of the tour package, you will return to your country via the international Airport in Kathmandu ending the 18-day-long Tsum ValleyTrek.
 


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Trip Facts

  Trip Code : GN/MR-298
  Duration : 18
  Max. Elevation : 3340
  Best seasons : Spring/Autumn