The remote Tsum Valley is one of the hidden gems of Nepal. Tsum Valley is known as the Beyul Kyimolung, the holy hidden valley of happiness first described by Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) in the eighth century. Milarepa meditated in the caves of Piren Phu and there are centuries old nunneries.
The Tsum Valley Trek landscape is dotted with mani walls, chortens and kaanis (gateway chortens). Chortens are Buddhist religious monuments, also known as stupas, which are distinct features in Tsum Valley. They are erected to ward off evil spirits from places that are identified as thresholds such as confluences and bridges or to commemorate the visit or death of historic figures, lamas or even relatives.
Day 01: Kathmandu - Arugath (550 m) 7 hrs bus/jeep ; 1 ½ more by jeep to Soti Khola (597 m)
Day 02: Soti Khola (597 m) - Machhakhola (825 m) 6 hrs
Day 03: Machhakhola (825 m) - Jagat (1330 m) 7-8 hrs
Day 04: Jagat (1330 m) - Lokpa (2240 m) 6 hrs
Day 05: Lokpa (2240 m) - Chhokang Paro (3030 m) 6 hrs
Day 06: Chhokang Paro (3030 m) - Chhule (3350 m) 6 hrs
Day 07: Chhule (3350 m) - Mu Gompa (3700 m) 3 hrs
Day 08: Mu Gompa (3700 m) - Chumling (2385 m) 8 hrs
Day 09: Chumling (2385 m) - Philim (1570 m) 5-6 hrs
Day 10: Philim (1570 m) - Khorlabesi (970 m) 7 hrs
Day 11: Khorlabesi (970 m) - Soti Khola (700m) 7 hrs
Day 12: Soti Khola - Kathmandu by jeep/bus.