Tsum Valley Trek

Duration: 11 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Full Board Plan
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Guest House & Tented Camp
  • Group Size: 2-10
  • Max Elevation: 3700m

Explore the hidden valley of the Manaslu region to wards Tibetan border by following the ancient salt trading route Tsum Valley where you may find peace of mind and experience Buddhism and Tibetan culture.

Tsum Valley trekking is a spiritual journey to the sacred Tsum Valley, located in the northern part of the Gorkha district. Tsum Valley was once part of the Tibetan kingdom of thirteen provinces called Tsum Tsho Checksums. The word ‘Tsum’ is believed to have come from the Tibetan word Tsombo meaning ‘vibrant’. So pious is the land that the ascetic and poet Milarepa once walked on and Guru Rimpoche meditated in its soaring cliffs and silent valleys. No wonder the land is devoted to ancient and artistic monasteries, stupas, and mani walls among which Rachen Gompa, the largest monastery of Mu Gompa, and the oldest nunnery Gumba Lungdang are quite famous. This is a region that remained isolated for thousands of years and today still special visitor permits are to be obtained from the department of Immigration in Nepal. This valley is an ideal place to visit for family and friends.

The trekking route follows the Budhi Gandaki river passing through temperate forests, beautiful villages, and green terraced fields. Doban, Lamagaun, Burji, Chule, Nile, and Dhumje are other villages that you will come across on your trek to Tsum Valley. It will be no time before you enter the magical Tsum Valley where you will spectacular views of Buddha Himal, Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal, and Sringi Himal. The majestic peak of the Manaslu circuit region is Mt. Manaslu (8163m), the eighth highest mountain in the world, and will always be within your eye distance. Crossing Larke La pass (5106), the highest point of the trek, is both challenging and rewarding. While the lower belt is inhabited by the Gurung ethnic community, the Tsum Valley is home to Tibetan people who follow Tibetan Buddhism and culture. The ancient system of polyandry is still practiced here and Tibetan Tea called ‘Tsu’ is a delight for every traveler. Some of the major festivals of the region are Losar (New Year), Saka Dawa, and Dhachyang.


  • Trek through Manaslu Conservation Area and enjoy pristine wildlife
  • Visit Tsum valley and learn about the Tibetan lifestyle and culture whilst trek
  • Visit Rachen Gumba, Mu Gompa and Gumba Lungdang
  • Experience the local culture
  • Visit the sites of Milarepa and Padma Sambava Cave
  • Enjoy spectacular views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Sringi Himalayan ranges.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival and transfer to Hotel in Kathamndu

Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport, our airport representative will welcome you and give you short info about Kathmandu and directly drive to Hotel. Overnight at hotel.

  • No meals
  • Hotel
  • 1350m

Today you are free for looking around and make a small shopping for your trek and visit Monkey temple. 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel

We are taking a bus journey to Machakolha. Leaving around 7 am and arrive Soti by 4 pm. This is a scenic drive with beautiful landscape and local village. 

  • Full board meals
  • lodge
  • 730m

Ascending and descending small elevations, the trail passes through Tharo Khola, Khorlabesi and eventually reaches a hot spring - Tatopani. Traversing a ridge and crossing the Budhi Gandaki river, we reach Dovan and keep continue uphill to Jagat.

  • Full board meals
  • lodge
  • 1300m

Jagt is the get way to the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley trek where we have to check in for the permit. walk through the rocky ridge to Sirdibas and cross the wooden bridge and reached the beautiful village of Philim. You may visit the ancient herbal medician center and continue to the Afghan Monastery to Lokpa.

  • Full board meals
  • lodge
  • 2240m

With following above the same river as passing days & do not confused that we are still same way for the Manaslu round trekking. After lunch we will be separated towards to wild route of Tsum valley. Today mostly, we trek through forest. There are two villages of Gurung where we do camp.

  • Full board meals
  • Lodge
  • 2390m

Gradually climbs up the trails through pine forest to Chhekampar. It begins trekking between the ranges of Ganesh Himal. It is the forbidden valley regarding living things that not to be made disfigurement. All meals included. This day we have to move ascent through the local villages and wider cultivated land, partly pine forest. After 3 hrs walk we reach at Lama Gaon. We visit this afternoon Milarepa cave monastery above 45 minutes from the campsite. 

  • Full board meals
  • Lodge
  • 3010m

This day, we follow along the Shiar Khola {stream}. The people of the Tum valley are called gurung but they follow Tibetan culture. There are couples of villages where we do mostly lunch here. We have to cross the bridge to get Nile. And trek continue gradually ascending to reach Mu Gumpa, it is the last settlement of the Tsum valley.

  • Full board meals
  • Lodge
  • 3700m

09Leisure day at Mu Gumpa. crews staying at camp and guide will bring you to the border sight. This is the trade route between Nepal and Tibet via Nguladhojyang pass with the elevated 5093m. It is your choice either go to there or not. If you visit this top then you will see beautiful landscape of Tibet plateau around Kerung which is the boarder of Nepal & Tibet along the Syabru Benshi. Our kitchens crews will be provided you pack lunch this day if you are interested go to boarder sight. It takes about 8/9 hours

  • Full board meals
  • Lodge
  • 3700m

This day, we follow trail back down same trail till Phurbe then we do not cross the bridge because we toward to Rachen Gmpa which is the next face of the Lama Gaun where we had stayed before. 

  • Full board meals
  • Lodge
  • 3031m

After taking our hot breakfast in the monring, we will descend through the green forest to Philim. And we will stay overnight at lodge with full board meals prepared by our expert staff. From the Rachen Gompa, trails following above the river {Shiar Khola}till to be joined the next trail which followed up for Lama Gaun at village 3219m. 

  • Full board meals
  • Lodge

After breakfast in the morning, we will get ready for trek to Jagat. Itis about 6 hours trek to reach Jagat from Lokpa. 

  • Full board meals
  • Lodge
  • 1410m

The trekking trails are easy as we are descending. passing the gurung and Brhamin village and crestail clear water falls makes the trekking abck more fun. Stay overnight at guest houses with full board meals.

  • Full board meals
  • Guest House

After our hot breakfast, we will take a 6/7 drive from Arkhet to reach Kathmandu. And transfer to hotel for your rest. Stay overnight at hotel.

  • Breakfast+Lunch
  • Hotel

As per your flight schedule, our office staff will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport.

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • Manaslu Conservation entry permit (MCAP)
  • Manaslu Conservation Entry Permit (ACAP)
  • Tsum Valley Restricted Area Permit for 7 days
  • Land transportation to and from by Bus
  • 11-Night Tea house Accommodation in the Mountain.
  • Experienced English Speaking guide with equipment.
  • Airport picks up and drops off.
  • Safe Drinking Water while on the trek (Iodineze water)
  • TIMS (Trekker Information Management System)
  • 1-porter for every two clients.
  • Insurance of Nepalese Staff.
  • Full board Meals while trekking (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • 3-Night hotel in Kathmandu including Breakfast
  • Personal expenses, Hot and cold drinks, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Insurance, Tips, food in the city, laundry, telephone, and Personal equipment.
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Airport tax, and custom clearance
  • Extra night hotel and food in Kathmandu in the case of early return from scheduled trek and late departure 
  • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade, etc.
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Useful Info

Minimum you need to be 2 people to book this trip. However, if you are single please ask us for the group joining we are having a daily departure for Tsum Valley Trek. 

Group Size, guide, and crew member:

We organize Tsum Valley Trek for single people to a maximum of 16 people at once or even if you have more than 16 people then we can split the group into two or more groups (according to the number of trekkers) however you all can walk together and stay at the same guest house and there are only different guide, and there are 1 guide up to 10 people and 2 guides for 11-16 people and a porter for every 2 trekkers.

Trek as an Individual, Private Group or Join a Scheduled Trek:

Global Adventure Trekking specializes in organizing treks for individuals, couples, and small groups. You can trek by yourself as a private group on the date you select without paying extra, or you can choose to join a small group that is scheduled during your preferred time frame. We also now and then arrange groups on dates other than those shown on this schedule so feel free to contact us to inquire about other possible dates for group treks that you might be able to join.

Personal expenses on the trek:

The daily expenditure in Kathmandu will be about 5 USD per meal. However, it depends on you how much and where you eat. On the trek, your daily expenditure will be about 5-10 USD per day for souvenirs and drinks.

Tips are expected from your support team after the trek. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their work. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate 10 - 15% of the total tour cost as tips to the staff. It depends on the services they deliver to you along the trek.