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The Tsum Valley is not only famous for its beautiful scenery but is also known for its many monasteries that date back centuries. The Tibetan culture and the life world of the inhabitants are very remarkable. This trek in the Tsum Valley, also known as “The Hidden Valley”, is an immersion into one of Nepal’s less-explored areas, far from mass tourism and out of time. It is the best choice for those who want to get close to the Tibetan world and the Himalayan peaks without high altitude and without particular difficulty.
Duration : 18 days
Maximum altitude : 3700 m to Mu Gompa
Favorable periods: – March – April – May – September – October – November – December –
Possible extensions: Chitwan park – Kathmandu valley…
Itinerary by days
Day 1: Reception at Kathmandu airport by the agency and transfer to your hotel
Day 2: Free day for formalities – Kathmandu – Hotel
Day 3: Transfer day by vehicle from Kathmandu to Baluwa (1100m) – Lodge.
Day 4: Barpack (2000m) – A beautiful climb takes us to the village of Barpak, the largest village of Gurung in the Gorkha region, very nice view of Boudha Himal. 5 hours walk – Lodge.
Day 5: Laprak (2100m) – A good climb through the ridge to the Gupsi danda pass (2950m) through a rhododendron forest, the pass gives us a view of Buddha Himal, SHringi Himal, Ganesh Himal, following the descent to the authentic village of Laprak. 6 hours walk – Lodge.
Day 6: Khorla Besi (970m) – Through beautiful scenery two good descents and a gradual climb lead us to Khorla Besi. 7 hours of walking – Lodge
Day 7: We drive along the Bhuri Gandaki. The trail joins the real entry point into the Manaslu Conservation Area in Jagat (1410m) – 6h walk – Lodge
Day 8: Jagat-Lokpa, gradually the tropical vegetation gives way to alpine vegetation and we enter Bothias country (people of Tibetan origin) one forks in Tsum valley, Lokpa (2240m) – 6h30 walk – Lodge
Day 9: Lokpa – Chhekamparo (3010m), we start with a nice descent to the river and then several small ascents and descents through the forest lead us to a large Tibetan village Chhekamparo, a beautiful view of the massive Ganesh Himal .7h walk-lodge.
Day 10: Chhekamparo-Nille (3361m), the course passes in a plateau through several Tibetan villages, interesting to go for a walk in Milarepa cave in the village of Lama-Gaon.4h walk. Lodge.
Day 11: Nile-Mu Gompa (3700m), this beautiful monastery which houses a dozen monks permanently, the night at the monastery with monks, a beautiful view of the valley and a few peaks of the region.3h walk, the accommodation at the monastery.
Day 12: Mu Gompa-Ranchen Gompa-Chhekamparo (3010m), we visit the monastery of Ranchen Gompa in the village of Lar and then the descent to Chhekamparo, beautiful arid landscapes, the culture in the valley, possible to see lemurs.6h from walk, Lodge.
Day13: Chhekamparo-Repchet, The descent through the forest, a beautiful village spchet, 5h walk- Lodge.
Day 14: We reach Budi Gandaki, continue to the village of Phillime (1580m), 6h – Lodge.
Day 15: Phillime – Tatopani (990m), 6h walk – Lodge.
Day 16: Tatopani- Soti Khola, 6h walk – Lodge.
Day 17: Soti Khola – transfer by jeep or minibus to Kathmandu – Hotel.
Day 18: Free time and transfer to Kathmandu airport.