Duration: 20 Days
Starts In: Kathmandu
Ends In: Kathmandu
Maximum altitude: 3,700 m
Trek Type: Camping
Best Season: March to May & September to November
Activity: Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
Transportation: Flights/ private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)
Group Size: 12 pax Maximum
Tsum Valley situated in northern Gorkha is one of Buddhism’s sacred hidden valleys and was opened to trekkers in 2008.
With sceneries similar to the classic Annapurna Circuit, this trek starts at Arughat; passes through bamboo forests, Monasteries and traditional villages in the Buri Gandaki gorge before entering Tsum valley through Lokpa.
You will be rewarded with breathtaking views of Himalchuli, Shringi Himal, Ngadichuli and Manaslu.
This is a demanding trek in the remote Himalayan region.
Although this trail was affected by the earthquake, it still is a fantastic option for camping trek.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Rest/preparation
Day 03: Drive Arughat (600m)
Day 04: Trek Soti Khola (700m)
Day 05: Trek Machha Khola (900m)
Day 06: Trek Jagat (1410m)
Day 07: Trek Chisopani (1660m)
Day 08: Trek Chumling (2380m)
Day 09: Trek Chhokangparo (3010m)
Day 10: Trek Nile (3360m)
Day 11: Trek Mu Gompa (3700m)
Day 12: Rest/exploration
Day 13: Trek Rachen Gompa (3240m)
Day 14: Trek Dumje (2440m)
Day 15: Trek Philim (1570m)
Day 16: Trek Khorlabesi (970m)
Day 17: Trek Soti Khola
Day 18: Trek Arughat
Day 19: Drive Kathmandu
Day 20: Depart Kathmandu
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