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Tsum valley is one of the most secluded valleys situated in northern Gorkha near the Tibetan Border. Commonly the local people are of Tibetan origin, speak their dialect, and have their ancient art, culture, and religion.
The trek is more enjoyable and pleasant being one of the remotest Himalayan valleys and with its untouched beauty. The valley is filled with a stupefying view of the landscapes and the mountains like Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, and Boudha Himal.
As Tsum valley was restricted until 2008 it is not much exposure as other trekking destinations. It comprises many religious monasteries as the valley is rich in Buddhist culture.
The journey starts with the scenic drive to Arughat. From Arughat we will have to climb up the Budi Gandaki valley. Now we’ll pass from Jagat to Lokpa through blooming rhododendron and pine forests.
Continuing the trek we will pass by glacial rivers, beautiful waterfalls, and Piren Phu cave. Encounter the beauty of local wildlife like blue sheep and Himalayan Thar. After crossing some Monasteries, and suspension bridges we will reach Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Now we descend back towards Arughat Bazaar and back to Kathmandu.
TSUM valley trek is an adventurous one that takes you through the off-beaten route. This trek is once in a lifetime experience.
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat then to Soti Khola (730m/2,896ft), 6-8 hrs
Day 02: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890m/ 2,965ft), 6-7 hrs
Day 03: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1,400m/ 4,593ft), 6-7 hrs
Day 04: Trek from Jagat to Lokpa (2,040m/ 6,692ft), 6-7 hrs
Day 05: Trek from Lokpa to Chumling (2,386m/ 7,828ft), 5-6 hrs
Day 06: Trek from Chumling to Chhokang Paro (3,031m/ 9,944ft), 5-6 hrs
Day 07: Trek from Chhokang Paro to the Nile (3,361m/11,026ft), 4-5 hrs
Day 08: Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m/ 12,139ft), visit Dhephyudonma Gompa (4,060m/ 13,320ft), 3-4 hrs
Day 09: Trek from Mu Gompa to Rachen Gompa (3,240m/ 10,629ft), 3-4 hrs
Day 10: Trek from Rachen Gompa to Gumba Lungdang (3,200m/ 10,500m), 4-5 hrs
Day 11: Trek from Gumba Lungdang to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4,200m/ 13,780ft) , 5-6 hrs
Day 12: Trek from Gumba Lundang to Lokpa (2,040m/ 6,692ft), 6-7 hrs
Day 13: Trek from Lokpa to Jagat (1,400m/ 4,593ft), 6-7 hrs
Day 14: Trek from jagat to Lapu Bensi (900m/ 2,952ft), 7-8hrs
Day 15: Trek from Lapu Bensi to Arughat Bazaar (535m/ 1,755ft), 4-5 hrs
Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu from Arughat (126 km/ 78miles), 7-8 hrs