|Group Size:||2-10||Max Elevation:||3,700m|
|Arrial on:||Kathmandu||Depature From:||Kathmandu|
|Meals:||Breakfast at Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.|
|Accomodation:||3-star hotel at Kathmandu.|
Located to the north-east of Manaslu trail, Tsum valley was first opened for trekking in 2,008. Tsum valley is the hidden gem of Nepal first described by Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) in 8th century. It is one of remote and secluded Himalayan valley in Nepal that offers true glimpse of bygone era. The geography of the region comprises frequent coming uphill and downhill section making it fairly demanding trek. Because of its long isolation from outside world, this region is highly preserved area in terms of ancient culture, tradition and lifestyle.
Tsumbas are known as Tibetan origin that still follows Tibetan ritual and speaks their own unique dialects. Polyandry is still in practice amongst some families; where single girl is supposed to marry all the brothers in the family. The valley is rich in ancient culture, heritage and antique site. Their unique art includes amazing square chortens, clustered stones houses and numerous worship centers with ancient art. Mu and Dephyu Doma Gompa (800 years old) are the highest places of year round habitation. Moreover, endangered Himalayan Thar, Blue Sheep and Snow-Leopard might be seen at the higher elevation.
The trail to Tsum Valley Starts after a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola via Arughat. The trail traverses through numerous ridges and village as it reaches to Philim. The trek turns east into the lower section making its way to the border of Upper Tsum Valley. The main highlights of Tsum valley trekking is Chhekampar village which is decorated with traditional stones houses, slate roofs and Milarepa’s cave. Gumba Lungdang is significant place to visit where travelers are welcomed at the evening puja.
Due to its inaccessibility and remoteness, Tsum valley and its people have been bypassed from development and modernity for centuries. Travelling to Tsum Valley indeed showcases the true color of remote Nepal including incredible mountain ranges. Villagers welcome you in traditional way while you get opportunity to interact with locals.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Arughat by bus or jeep
Day 04: Trek to Lapubesi
Day 05: Trek to Khorlabesi
Day 06: Trek to jagat
Day 07: Trek to Lokpa
Day 08: Trek to Chumling
Day 09: Trek to Chekamparo
Day 10: Trek to Mu gomba
Day 11: Trek Back to Chumling
Day 12: Trek back to Jagat
Day 13: Trek back to Machhakhola
Day 14: Trek back to Arughat
Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu by jeep or bus
Day 16: Final departure