Tsum Valley Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350 M) and transfer to hotel
One of the members of our company will welcome you at the international airport terminal gate and take you to the hotel. You will have a few hours to rest. Later, in the evening, you will meet with the tour guide in your hotel lobby. He will brief you on the day 2 program.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with a tour guide and trek preparation
After having breakfast, we will begin sightseeing in Kathmandu. we will visit places like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Kathmandu, Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, and Patan Durbar Square. All of these places are part of world heritage sites. In the evening, you along with your trek guide will prepare for the trip and arrange all the gear.
Day 03: Drive to Machhakhola (869 M) via Sotikhola (700 M)
After a quick breakfast, you will begin our drive toward Machhakhola. The route passes by Arughat and Sotikhola. You will drive on the blacktopped road until a little ahead of Arughat and from there you will go on a dirt road till Machhakhola.
Day 04: Trek to Jagat (1340 M)
After crossing the bridge over Machha Khola, you will have to walk on a rugged vehicle road until Tatopani. Here, you can take a short break and spend some time enjoying the natural hot spring. The trail then ascends and crosses Budhi Gandaki reaching Dobhan. From there, you gradually ascend through the landslide area to reach Thulo Dhungga, Yaruphant, then cross a suspension bridge and reach Jagat.
Day 05: Trek to Chisopani (1660 M)
Today, you will register your permits and ascend along a rocky ridge to Salleri. From here, you will descend towards Sirdibas and continue trekking to Ghatta Khola. Crossing a long hanging bridge, you will ascend to Philim. Further, trekking through the forest you will reach Chisopani.
Day 06: Trek to Chumling (2386 M)
After taking breakfast, you will trek for 1-1:30 hours on a straight cliffside route via a beautiful waterfall until reaching a point where you will leave the Manaslu Circuit Trail. From here, you will take the trail on the right which ascends uphill through the forest of pine and rhododendrons. You will get to see the stunning views of Himalchuli and Boudha Himal. Leaving Lokpa behind, you will descend to Lungwa Khola and ascend to reach Gumlung. Crossing Siyar Khola, you will reach Chumling.
Day 07: Trek to Chokhangparo (3010 M)
Crossing a suspension bridge, you will trek enjoying captivating views of Ganesh Himal. The trail then passes by Renjom to Serpu Khola and crosses a bridge that will take you to Gho village. From here, you will trek for another 2 hours and ascend to Chokhangparo which will welcome you to beautiful views of Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal.
Day 08: Trek to Nile (3361 M)
After having breakfast, you will trek mostly on flatlands passing through the middle of beautiful buckwheat, wheat, potato, and barley fields. Trekking through a couple of small and beautiful Tsumba villages, mani walls, Chortens, caves, Monasteries, and crossing several bridges you will arrive at the Nile. In the middle of the way, you will visit the Milarepa Cave, where it is believed that the Buddhist saint, 'Milarepa' meditated.
Day 09: Rest day and explore Mu Gompa
Day 10: Trek to Chokhangparo (3010 M) via Rachen Gompa (3240 M)
After having breakfast, you will begin trekking towards Chhekam Paro. The trail will pass by small villages and present you with scenic views. You will visit Rachen Gompa on the way. After visiting, you will cross a suspension bridge from where you will rejoin the same route that you took from Chekamparo to the Nile.
Day 11: Trek to Chumling (2386 M)
The trail descends to Chhokang Paro. From here, you will further descend to Gho and continue trekking down to Sarpu Khola. You will then trek along the lower Tsum Valley and reach Chumling.
Day 12: Trek to Chisopani (1660 M)
Day 13: Trek to Jagat (1340 M)
Day 14: Trek to Machhakhola (869 M)
After breakfast, you will head out to Machhakhola. The majority of the trail passes alongside the river. You will pass by several small villages like Yaruphant, Dovan, Tatopani, Khorlabesi, etc, and cross numerous suspension bridges.
Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu (1350 M)
After having breakfast, you will drive to Kathmandu passing by Arkhet and Arughat, and cross Arkhet Khola. Then after leaving Arughat Bazar behind, you will leave Budhi Gandaki Valley and head to Malekhu via Dhading Besi. Finally, you will join the Prithvi Highway continuing to Kathmandu. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company.
Day 16: Final departure
After having breakfast, one of the members of the company will escort you to the airport for your flight back to your home.