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|Region||Tsum Valley Region|
|Trip Duration||22 days|
|Trip Type:||Camping Trek|
|Min. Group Size||2+|
|Max Altitude:||5390 m.|
|Best Season:||Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
|Meals:||3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)|
|Acommodation:||2-3 Star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu
Camping Accommodation during Trek
Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570m.) takes about six and half hours. You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway for the first part of the day then drive towards to Arughat Bazaar. Stay overnight in camp.
Trek from Arughat Bazaar passing through Soti Khola (730m.) to Liding (800m) takes about six hours. You trek over a flat leveled path along the bank of Budhi Gandaki River through mostly terraces, numerous villages, green hills, some pretty waterfalls and green forest. To reach Liding, the trail fluctuates uphill and downhill through forest of Sal, Chilaune and other local vegetation. Liding is a village at the bank of the Budhi Gandaki. Stay overnight in camp or simple teahouse.
Trek from Liding thru Machha Khola to Khorlabeshi (930m.) takes about six hours. The zigzag path passes through forest, villages, streams, pretty waterfalls and green valley until you reach Lapu Besi. This is a village mainly covered by Mongolian inhabitants. Now you again traverse the zigzag path to reach Machha Khola and on to Khorlabeshi. There is a small market with a few shops and lodges. Stay overnight in camp or simple teahouse.
Trek from Khorlabeshi to Jagat (1440m.) takes about six hours. You cross the Machha Khola [Fish Stream] and head upstream to the tiny village of Khola Bensi and the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail is quite exposed and challenging in places. After a short section of forest path you reach the single teahouse at Doban. At Lauri, you cross the river on a suspension bridge, and then climb on a high path to the fields of Jagat, where you camp. Stay overnight in camp.
Trek from Jagat to Lokpa/Lukuwa (2240m.) takes about six hours. The early part of trek moves gently uphill and then follows a flat leveled path. You cross a suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki before you enter Philim. Philim is a big village mainly inhabited by the Gurungs. Form Philim you climb a gradual up hill stopping for lunch at Ekle Bhatti. Lokpa is the first village as you enter the Tsum valley. Stay overnight in camp.
Trek from Lokpa to Rainjam (2600m.) takes six hours. You take an ascending route to reach Chumling stopping for lunch along the way. Chumling is located on the south face of the Shingri Himal. This day you enjoy a pleasant visit to the Gombas of Chumling. This day is challenging as it is an ascending path the entire way. Stay overnight in camp in Rainjam.
Trek from Rainjam thru Chhokangparo (3010m.) to Rachen Gompa (3300m) takes five hours. This is a tough and long day of walking but the scenic views of the valley amply compensates for the long walk. Chhokangparo is situated on the flat land and consists of 2 settlements, Chhokang and Paro. From here you can view the Ganesh Himal range. Some households practice polyandry. This area is prominent for it's Tibetan Buddhist heritage. Stay overnight in camp in Rachen Bompa.
Trek from Rachen Gompa thru Nile (3361m.) to Mu Gompa (3700m)takes five hours. Nile is the last village heading north in the upper Tsum valley. This village is situated on the banks of the Shiar Khola and is consists of large number of households. Mu Gompa is home to a very old monastery and there are no village establishments here. It is located at the highest and farthest point in the Tsum valley. This trail is used to import and export things to and from Tibet. You may come across several yak trains supplying goods to local villages. Stay overnight in camp.
Trek from Mu Gumpa to Chekya (4240m.) takes 7 hours. This day presents you a long and challenging walk. Stay overnight in camp.
Trek from Chekya thru Dhaldang (Dangchet) to Yamdro (4500m) takes 6 - 7 hours. The trail ascends all the way to Yamdro. Stay overnight in camp.
Trek from Yamdro to Bhajyo(4330m), descending the whole way, takes 3 hours. Bhajyo is the last village before entering Tibet. It contains approximately 22 houses and a few yak farms. Stay overnight in camp.
Trek from Bhajyo to Chhule (3347m) takes 6 hours on an entirely descending path. This day you can enjoy the glimpses of the Punchen Himal. Stay overnight in camp.
Trek from Chhule to Rainjam (2600m.) takes 5 hours. This day you continue your descent by retracing the path from your ascent. Stay overnight in camp.
Trek from Rainjam to Gompa Lungdang (3200m.) takes 4 hours on an ascending path. On the way you can enjoy views of Manaslu and Ginesh Himal. Gumba Lungdang is home to a beautiful and large any monestary (all female). Men are not permitted in some areas of this monestary. Stay overnight in camp.
Trek from Gompa Lungdang to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (5000m) and then return back to Gompa Lungdang to camp. The ascent takes 3 -4 hours while descending takes approximately 2 hours. From Ganesh Himal Base Camp you have the best views of the entire Ganesh Himal Range. Stay overnight in camp.
Trek from Gumba Lungdang thru Rainjam to Chumling takes 6 hours. Stay overnight in camp.
Trek from Chumling to Philim (1700m.) takes 5 and half hours. As you follow the descending route you will pass by fairly dense pine forest where many species of birds inhabit the forest. Stay overnight in camp.
Trek from Philim to Khorlabeshi (930m.) takes 6 hours on a completely descending path. You leave the cultivated region around Philim as you descend along the path that follows the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River. At Tatopani you can relax in the warm and rejuvenating waters of the hot spring. Stay overnight in camp in Khorlabeshi.
Trek from Khorlabeshi to Soti Khola (730m.) takes 6 hours. This day you pass through some villages. You can enjoy the pristine beauty of the waterfalls on both sides of the river. Stay overnight in camp.
Trek from Soti Khola to Arughat (570m.) takes 6 hours. You cross over the bridges and cultivated areas and villages before you finally reach Arughat. Stay overnight in camp or small lodge.
Drive from Arughat Bazaar to Kathmandu takes 6 and half hours. This is a picturesque journey. While driving, you head up to Dhading Besi and Malekhu and Malekhu, which is famous for delicious fish. En route, you can enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city
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