Tsum Valley Trekking (18 days)
|Region||Tsum Valley Region|
|Trip Duration||18 days|
|Trip Type:||Lodge (Teahouse)|
|Min. Group Size||2+|
|Best Season:||Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
|Meals:||3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)|
|Acommodation:||2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu
Lodge (Teahouse) / Local house Accomodation during Trek
Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (570m.) takes about seven hours. You drive along well paved road up to Dhading Besi along the bank of Khani Khola, Trishuli River and Thopal Khola. It is a beautiful picturesque journey passing through green hill, flowing stream, farming terraces, villages, small market and most of all mountains at far distance. Leaving Dhading Besi you continue your drive along gravel and bumpy path all the way to Arughat Bazaar. Arughat is an old market situated at the bank of Budhi Gandaki River. Stay overnight in lodge/local house.
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 lodge/local house.
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 lodge/local house.
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 lodge/local house.
Trek from Lokpa to Chumling (2385m.), takes about 6 hours. Stay overnight in lodge/local house.
Trek from Chumling to Chhokng Paro (3030m.), takes about 6 and half hours. Stay overnight in lodge/local house.
Trek from Chhokng Paro (3030m.) to Chule (3350m.) / Nile (3360m.), takes about 7 hours. Stay overnight in lodge/local house.
Trek from Chule (3350m.) / Nile (3360m.) to Mu Gumba (3705m.), takes about 6 hours. Stay overnight in lodge/local house.
Trek from Mu Gumba to Rachen Gumba (3240m.), takes about 5 hours. Stay overnight in lodge/local house.
Rest day at Rachen Gumba. You will visit Milarepa Cave and Gumbas. It is also famous for beautiful local settlement which is totally different than other parts of Nepal.
Trek from Rachen Gumba to Dumje (2440m.), takes about 4 hours. Stay overnight in lodge/local house.
Trek from Dumje to Gompa Lungdang (3200m.), takes about 4 hours. Stay overnight in lodge/local house.
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 lodge/local house in Khorlabeshi.
Trek from Khorlabeshi to Soti Khola (730m.) takes 6 hours and drive from Soti Khola to Arughat. 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 lodge/local house.
Drive from Arughat Bazaar to Kathmandu takes seven 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 of Kathmandu.
Mariah Hope Meek
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