The itinerary explains all about the unexplored destination which you will be crossing while doing Tsum valley trek. You will be well known to how much to hike when to stop and what you will be doing on particular date and day after going through Tsum Valley Trek detailed Itinerary.
Tsum Valley Trek Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu:
In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to drop you off in our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure, you will be on your own and you can do whatever you want to do for refreshment. But we definitely will be happy to guide you around the city.
Day 2: Preparation and Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu:
On the second day of arrival we will be interacting with each other. After early breakfast every guest need to arrive at Company to review about their trip so that they can buy and manage the required stuff for their trips. After talking about the trip we will be taking our guest for cultural sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. The destination for sightseeing include Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola:
It’s a long day drive to the trek starting point. About 7 hours of drive takes us to Soti Khola today. We set off on this exciting overland journey early in the morning. The drive goes along the Prithvi Highway and runs along the bank of Trishuli River for a few hours and enters Budhi Gandaki River valley crossing the River Trishuli.
The day will give us beautiful glimpses of rural life of Nepal. As the drive goes past many different towns along the highway, we can notice the local life style there. We reach Soti Khola, a beautiful settlement in the Budhi Gandaki river valley and settle in a guest house for the overnight stay.
Day 4: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola:
From fourth day onward we will organize official trekking. We will question and checkup guest if they are okay and if their physical condition is at top-notch for trekking or not. Once the health check-up is completed we are all set to start on the adventure trekking part of our trip. As the first day of trekking in the Manaslu region, we feel the excitement within us that takes us forward on hours long walking of the day.
The trail follows Budhi Gandaki River valley with exciting sceneries along. The destination of our walk today is Machha Khola. Our first day of trek encounters several wonderful sights of beautiful villages, forest walk, terraced farmlands, and waterfalls along the trail. We walk on a gentle pace and enjoy the day as we advance towards Machha Khola for overnight stay.
Day 5: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat:
We relish the breakfast and get ready for the adventure walk of the day. Our walk today will bring across a place called Tatopani where we can see some natural hot springs. The trail still follows Budhi Gandaki River valley and winds up the hill towards the destination. Suspension bridges that come along the trail make our adventure even more interesting.
Our walking adventure of the day goes past Khorlabesi village, Tatopani and several other interesting sights that give us some exciting mixture of culture and nature in the region. We reach Jagat after about six hours of paced walk.
Day 6: Trek from Jagat to Chisopani:
We start the day after breakfast and trek towards Chisopani. The trail winds up and down and gives us a thrilling experience of walking. We walk past Salleri, Philim and Sirdibas villages before reaching Chisopani for the overnight stay. We can enjoy some spectacular view of Sringi Himal along the trail. About five hours of walking experience on the third day of trekking adventure brings joyful moments along the trail that keep us motivated to go further along the adventure journey.
Day 7: Trek from Chisopani to Chumling:
The adventure walk today has lots of wonderful moments for us as we trek to Chumling after breakfast. We trek towards Ekle Bhatti on a gently flat trail. The trail descends after Ekle Bhatti and reaches the point where the trail splits into two different routes – one leading to Tsum Valley and the other heads to Manaslu circuit journey. We obviously follow the Tsum Valley trail and walk further leaving the second route behind. The walk today brings us the views of mountain peaks like Himalchuli, Boudha Himal and Sringi Himal. Once we reach Chumling, we can visit the village and monastery there.
Day 8: Trek from Chumling to Chokhangparo:
Our walk for the day starts after savoring the mouthwatering breakfast early morning. The stretch of walk today to Chokhangparo has breathtaking views of mountains. We have to cross a few suspension bridges along the trail that passes through Rainjam, Gho and Tsum before reaching Chokhangparo. Great views of Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli and other spectacular sights make our day full of Himalayan wonders. We are going to be around 3,000 meters above sea level when we reach Chokhangparo.
Day 9: Trek from Chokhangparo to Nile:
We trek higher to Nile on our trek today. We tread in a gentle pace along the winding trail up and down the mountain. We see a clear influence of Buddhism in the area that we are trekking in. We stop shortly at a Buddhist nunnery along the trail to explore it a bit. We walk to Lar village and move ahead towards Phurbe, Pangdun and eventually to Nile. Once we reach Nile, we might like to go for a walk around and up to a monastery to explore.
Day 10: Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa:
The walk today takes us to Mu Gompa closer to Nepal Tibet border in the Himalaya. Spectacular views of the mountains, as we walk up to the destination today, fill our striving with joy and adventure. Once we reach Mu Gompa after about three hours of walk, we go for an exploration trip to a monastery called Dhepu Doma monastery. Exploration of high altitude surrounding and monastery helps us adjust with the increasing elevation. We stay overnight at Mu Gompa.
Day 11: Exploration Day at Mu Gompa:
It’s an extra day at Mu Gompa for an exploration of the wonders in the area. Visit to the Mu Gompa monastery, the largest Buddhist monastery in Tsum valley region, gives us an insight about the Buddhist traditions practiced there. We might also opt to hike up to Pika Himal base. The day at Mu Gompa is full of adventure thrill and cultural immersion. We stay overnight at Mu Gompa.
Day 12: Trek from Mu Gompa to Burgi:
After exploring Mu Gompa area and collecting beautiful memories, we are on the way back down on our trek today. We are trekking to Burgi village via several other beautiful villages. About five hours of trekking goes though the villages of Chhule and Phurbe before reaching the destination. Once we reach the destination, we go to explore an ancient cave where the famous Tibetan saint Milarepa is believed to have stayed and meditated. The cave is called Milarepa Cave. We can get beautiful views of mountain peaks and glacier from here.
Day 13: Trek from Burgi to Chumling:
We enjoy the breakfast and trek all the way back to Chumling. We trek past Chokhangparo and Gho villages on our descent towards Chumling. We enjoy the trail from a very different angle and perspective and see the things around us differently. We cross a river and continue trekking to the destination.
Day 14: Trek from Chumling to Philim:
It’s about seven hours of trekking today on the way to Philim. The trail we walk along is the same that we took on the way up but it’s a different experience walking on it from the other side. We trek past Lokpa and come across a beautiful waterfall called Samba water fall. We eventually reach Philim and stay overnight.
Day 15: Trek from Philim to Khorlabesi:
We trek past Jagat and Tatopani villages on the way to Khorlabesi today. The trail descends to Sirdibas, Jagat and Yaruphant. It goes even further down to Dobhan and Tatopani. We continue on the trek to Khorlabesi. The stretch of the walk today brings several wonderful views along before reaching the destination.
Day 16: Trek from Khorlabesi to Soti Khola:
We have already reached the Budhi Gandaki river valley so our walk today is going along the river. We walk back to Soti Khola. The trail takes us past a beautiful village, Labubesi, which is an ethnic Gurung settlement that we passed along on the trek up towards Tsum Valley. We eventually reach Soti Khola after about six hours of walking along the beautiful trail.
Day 17: Drive from Soti Khola to Kathmandu:
We are setting off on our last day of trekking journey and then drive back to Kathmandu. We trek to Arughat bazar for about four hours along the Budhi Gandaki river valley. We take the opportunity to enjoy every moment of the last day of trekking before we get on the transport back to Kathmandu. Once in Kathmandu, we spend leisurely time back in the chaos of the city after so many days of serene mountain air and incredible adventure.
Day 18: See You Again:
As the last day on this trip, we drive you to airport as per your flight schedule back to home or onward destination.
We definitely hope that you enjoyed the Tsum Valley Trek and hope to see you for another adventure soon.