If you are thinking of travelling to a culturally rich place with the beautiful Himalayan scenery in Nepal. Then Tsum valley Trek is probably the one for you. Hidden in northern side of Gorkha district, this valley is a jewel. Tsum valley is a quite remote and is yet to be spoil by the modernization. Guru Rinpoche has describe the valley as the valley of happiness.
A trek to this valley is a journey through the off beaten trail that adorns natural beauty in its original attire. As you open up to the valley, you can see the stunning views of mountains like Ganesh Himal, Sringri mountain and Boudha mountain. This ancient valley also possesses some ancient gompas whose history is from century back. This trek is also an opportunity to be at the base camp of Ganesh Himal. From the base camp you can see the beautiful views of other mountains too.
As you walk through the trail, you will pass through some stunning forests and wild countryside landscape. Your journey along this rocky terrain will give you some insights on life, nature and living. On the way, you will encounter a cave which is popularly known as Milarepa cave. This cave has its own mythology. People believe that it is the same cave where Buddhist saint Milarepa did meditation and attain enlightenment. Likewise, the ancient gompas namely Rachen gompa, Mu Gompa and Nunnery gompa are the unique highlights of Tsum valley trek. As you visit these gompas, you will find may monks meditating and practicing the preaching of Lord Buddha. The path along the Tsum valley is cover in prayer flags and mani stones which reflects the Buddhism religion that is most prevalent in that area.
Tsum valley Trek is a mystical journey that starts with a drive from Kathmandu valley to Sotikhola via Arughat. On the way you pass through villages like Lobu Besi, Khorla Besi, Jagat, Lokpa, Chumling and Chhekampar to Lama Gaon. At Lama gaon, you visit many monasteries that holds history of many centuries back. Also you may visit Mu- gompa and ascend up to a hill to visit Nunnery gomba. You retrace your steps back to Chekampar and follow a trail that takes you to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Finally you wrap up your journey by retracing your steps back to Arughat via Yaru phat and Lobu Besi. So, are you ready to emerge into this unique combination of natural beauty, mountains, wilderness and cultural richness? Join Himal Eco Treks to taste every bit of Tsum valley Trek.
Arrival day and sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. As well as trek preparation
Drive to Setikhola via Arughat
Day 4- 19
Trekking ( mostly 5-7 hrs a day trek)
Accommodation in a guesthouse or a teahouse
Day 20 -22
Drive back to Kathmandu and sightseeing of Bhaktapur Durbar square
Finally a departure day
Items that are not covered in the cost of trip price.
- Nepal Entry visa fees.
- Meals (lunch, dinner) in the hotel in Cities
- International Airfare
- Snacks, soft drink during the trek
- Personal trekking equipment are not provided by HET
- Tips to the guide, porter, driver or any other trekking staff
- Extra baggage charge