TSUM VALLEY TREK (12-14 DAYS)

Trek to the sacred Buddhist Valley

Maximum elevation 3700m

Difficulty: Moderate

Accommodation -: Tea house/ Lodge Homestay

Start /End point :- Soti Khola / Soti Khola

Season: March to May and September to November

 

The Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan valley in northern Gorkha, Nepal. The valley, well known as a center of spiritual learning and meditation, is on the Kyimu Lung pilgrimage route across the central Himalaya and is a haven rich in culture and religion. The name Tsum is derived from the Tibetan word Tsombo,  meaning ‘Vivid’ - the holy hidden valley of happiness.

 

This trek offers magnificent views of mountains, hills and forest, visiting caves and monasteries, and signs of the Buddhist beliefs are everywhere as the trek passes chortens and stone slabs carved with images of gods and in the many prayer flags. We will see the mountain ranges of Ganesh Himal (VII ,VIII  and IX), Yongdol Himal, Chhurke Himal,  Kipu Himal, Sringi Himal and the Budha ranges as well as some Tibetan peaks.

 

The local Tsumba people are mostly of Tibetan origin having migrated down from the border to establish trading routes into Nepal.  

The Tsum Valley Trek overlaps with the Manaslu circuit trek and can be added as an extension to that trek. Days 4 to 10 of the Tsum Valley trek are added to the Manaslu itinerary after you reach Jagat on day 4. This is a popular for option for trekkers who have enough time (20 days total)

ITINERARY

Day 01 Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola at 700m (7-8 hrs)
Day 02 Trek to Dophan at 1070m (6-7 hrs)
Day 03 Trek to Philim at 1570m (6-7 hrs) 
Day 04 Trek to Chumling at 2385m  (6-7 hrs) 
Day 05 Trek to Lamaghau at 3285m (5-6 hrs) 
Day 06 Trek to Mu-gompa at 3700 m (6-7 hrs) 
Day 07 Trek to Lamaghau  (3 hrs). After lunch day hiking to Milarepa Cave and Rachen Gompa, staying in Lamaghau overnight
Day 09 Trek to Chumling at 2385m (5-6 hrs). 
Day 10 Trek to Philim at 1570m (5-6 hrs) 
Day 11 Trek to Dophan at 1070m (6-7 hrs) 
Day 12 Trek to Soti Khola at 700 meters (6-7 hrs)
Day 13 Drive to Kathmandu (7-8 hrs)