Hidden Valley of ‘Tsum‘ or ‘Tsombo’ is a unique trekking destination full of mystery. It will take you through the wilderness of panoramic landscapes and into mysterious land of myth & majestic beauty. Being a prehistoric Buddhist site, Tsum valley was open to conquer for all only after 2008. Being considered as a home for Yetis (The Mountain Creature), The Buddhist Saint (Tantrik) Milarepa, was supposed to have meditated in mountainous caves. Detached within itself, it is a sacred and holy space for Himalayan pilgrimage. Tsum Valley is elegant with beautiful forests, terraced fields and hilly villages. The path of Tsum leads you to the alpine forest, pristine glacial rivers and warm friendly people making it a vibrant and beautiful trek worth reminiscing forever.
Situated in northern Gorkha, It is rich in Tibetan art, culture and religion which make it a distinctive destination. The Tsum valley trails are sprinkled with artistic Chortens and creased with small walls & the traditions of this valley have remained unchanged till this day.book this package
Today, our staff will pick-you-up from the TIA and transfer you to our hotel. We will help you check in and settle. Our staff will take care of your needs and will also brief you about the travel plan.
Today, we will start our journey to Soti Khola from where our trek will start. Driving through Prithivi highway, our journey will start on a scenic trail and we will cross over turquoise Trishuli River and reach Dhading Bensi (1050m). We will stop by many spots and have our lunch on the way. Driving through gravelled roads to Arughat, the view of majestic mountains (Mt. Manaslu and Ganesh Himal) can be embraced all along the route and Budhi Gandaki river will lead our way to Soti Khola.
We will start our trek today. Crossing over the waterfalls and rivers we will walk through beautiful Sal forest and climb ridges of Liding (750m). It will be a rocky trail to ‘Khursane’, and we can also glimpse at the Annapurna Circuit across ‘Budhi Gandaki River’. Trekking down the rice terraces we will reach Lapubesi. a Gurung village and following the sandy river beach of the Budhi Gandaki, we will cross over a suspension bridge of ‘Nile Khola’ and arrive at Machha Khola.
Today, we have an early morning breakfast and hike toward the fertile landscape. We will start elevating toward greater heights after crossing Khorla Besi and reach a natural hot spring, ‘Tatopani’ meaning ‘hot water’ in Nepali. Crossing over the narrow and attractive stretches and climbing over a ridge, we will reach Doban. These scenic and picturesque landscapes will take us to Yaru Khola and we will climb through a stone staircase with prayer flags of Tharo Bharyang and reach the appealing village of Jagat.
Today we will register our entry permit at a checkpoint before we enter Lokpa. We will start our journey by climbing over a ridge of ‘Sallery’, and heard toward Phillim. It will be a happy trekking day, and crossing over ‘Ekle Bhatti’, we can witness the two separate trails of Tsum and Manaslu. Crossing over a few villages and river sides, we will follow the narrow convergence of the ‘River Syar’ originated from the Tsum valley and take the right turn and forward to reach the Lokpa village. Lokpa is a hidden valley of Padmashamva and its blessings and you will now be able to witness the panoramic view of majestic Manaslu range from Lokpa.
We will follow the route of wilderness from Lokpa village to wander at Tsum Valley. Following the deep slender and a narrow gorge, if we are blessed by the weather, we will be able to witness the Boudha Himal (6,672m) and Ganesh Himal along the route trailing down toward Lungwa river valley. We will hike up through the tropical forests of rhododendron, juniper and pine and allow us with an opportunity to capture the mesmerising nature. Crossing over the Syar Khola, we will reach the wonderful village of Chumling. The wind will hound you the sound of trumpets and bells leaked from the monasteries door of ‘Panago Gompa’, ‘Mani Dhungyur’ and ‘Gurwa Gompa’ and make you incline toward divine through spiritual manifestations.
Today we will trail to Chhokangparo. ‘Chhokangparo’ is a part of the Upper Tsum valley and inner himalaya that is situated on a flat land of Chhekam and Paro. Traveling through the trail, we can view Ganesh Himal towards the south and Baudha and Himal chuli on the south-west. The local villages with wider cultivated land and pine forest will lead us to the Lama Gaun.
The hike to Milarepa will take us about 45 minutes walk from our camp. After visiting the cave, we will be heading toward Nile village. Walking through the green pasture and fertile and narrow landscapes, we will pass through Shiar Khola across Chhule and reach Piren Phu also known as Pigeon cave. Considered as one of the most sacred caves of Tsum Valley, located over a rocky cliff near Burji village, it is believed that Milarepa meditated in this cave and his foot imprints are still visible in the cave. Wonderfully crafted paints with Buddhist murals, prayer flags and scripts are one of the deepest socio-cultural assets of this valley and we will reach Nile crossing over the suspension bridge over the Shiar Khola.
Today, we will have an early morning breakfast and hike up towards Mu Gompa. Considered amongst the largest monasteries of the region, Mu Gompa was established in the 1895 AD and includes many books and sculptures of religious beliefs. Kangyur, a life size statue of Avalokiteshvara and images of Guru Padmasambavya and Tara are among few that are well cherished. The route will take us through yak pastures and himalayan terrain, towards the monastery of Chorten and historical Rachen Gompa (3,240m/10,629ft). Rachen Gompa is believed to be connected with the dawn of Buddhism and is considered as one of the oldest monasteries of Tsum valley.
By the blessing of Padmasambhava, we trace our way back to lokpa after crossing ‘River Syar’. We will trace our way back to Ekle Bhatti, Phillim and Sallery crossing over narrow convergence and forward to reach the Lokpa village. We will cross over the Syar Khola,Chumling village and the winding hound of the trumpets and bells leaked from the monasteries door will bid us farewell again before we reach lokpa.
Today, we will start following down the route of wilderness that we have covered and set our journey back to Jagat. Wandering over the Trail that we have covered to reach Tsum Valley, deep slender, narrow gorges, and Lungwa river will help us trace our way back to the tropical rhododendron, juniper and pine forest.
Climbing down from the Thulo Bharayang,we will once again reminisce about the memory of travelling up watching prayer flags of stone staircases. Stretching through the ridge of Dobhan, we start elevating down toward the fertile landscape of Khorla Besi and reach a natural hot spring, ‘Tatopani’ and reach Maccha Khola.
Crossing over Nile Khola suspension bridge and rich rice terrain of Lapubesi. a Gurung village, we will trace our way back to Khursane and climb down the ridge of Liding and reach soti Khola.
Today, we will head our way back to kathmandu. We will take our private hire and drive through Prithivi Highway to Kathmandu.