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Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum valley Trek begins from a low elevation, walking through green countryside through several small Hindu villages.

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    Trip Duration 17

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    Max, Altitude 3709Meters

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    Type Trekking

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    Best Season Sept - May

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    Meals Included

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    Accommodation Guest House

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    Activity Trekking

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    Difficulty Moderate

  • A Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola.
  • Experience the  Gurungs and Tibetans’ culture & lifestyle.
  • Delightful views of waterfalls, rivers, and ancient caves along the trails.
  • Many Ancients Buddhist Monasteries.
  • Wildlife animals like Mountains Goats, Monkeys, Musk Deer, Himalayan Thar.
  • Buddhist prayer flags and very old mani walls along the trails.
  • Magnificent Views of Mountains like; Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Himal Chuli, and Siringi Himal.Amazing juniper, pine, and Nepalese National flowers Rhododendron forests.

Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure that will take you deep into the heart of the Himalayas? Look no further than the Tsum Valley Trek in Nepal! Nestled in the northern part of Gorkha district, this trek offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and spiritual exploration. 

Tsum Valley Trek is relatively a new trek for many. It has just started gaining popularity and trekkers are opting for it these days. And thereafter has been termed as a hidden gem of Nepal that is located in the Manaslu region, high up near the Tibetan border. 

It has only been open to foreigners since 2008. Fun fact: this place used to be part of the ancient Silk Road trade route! But wait, there’s more! The Tsum Valley is also a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage site.

If you want less crowds and more serenity, this is the trek to opt for. You get to interact with the friendly locals and witness the ancient Buddhist culture and practices as the whole area has a dominant Tibetan Buddhist feel. 

You can delve into the rich cultural tapestry of Tibet, observing monks and nuns fulfilling their respective religious orders as well as enjoy the awe-inspiring majesty of the Himalayas.

This hidden valley offers a rare opportunity to expand your horizons as a traveler and gain a deeper appreciation for the wonders of our world.

As an award-winning travel trek company with over 20 years of experience, we, Himalayan Trekking and Tours, invite you to experience the magic of Tsum Valley.

What It Feels Like in the Tsum Valley Trek in Nepal 

The Tsum Valley Trek is like a magical adventure that changes you from the inside out. Picture yourself in a place where huge mountains, green forests, and peaceful fields surround you. You breathe in the fresh air as you walk through villages.

You will meet friendly folks and local villagers who will extend a heartfelt welcome to Nepal. The old monasteries and colorful flags in the wind create a special feeling in the air. This trek, you can say, will bring you closer to nature, culture, and your own spirit in a really meaningful way.

What Will Be the Achievement Like after the Tsum Valley Trek in Nepal 

Completing the Tsum Valley Trek is not just a physical achievement; it’s a life-changing experience. You will return home with a newer you. A renewed sense of self and a deeper appreciation for the natural world will be present. 

You might even look at life a different way after seeing what lives are like in the remote places in the country. All of these achievements lie in conquering challenging terrains, understanding and embracing new cultures, and expanding your horizons to life.

Best Time for the Tsum Valley Trek in Nepal 

The best times to go for the Tsum Valley Trek in Nepal are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these months, the weather is just right. Meaning it is not too hot or cold.

Plus, spring adds a burst of greenery, while autumn treats you to beautiful fall colors. This makes your trek even more amazing.

How Difficult Is the Tsum Valley Trek in Nepal 

The Tsum Valley Trek is considered moderately challenging. But please be assured that you will be walking at pretty high altitudes, sometimes even higher than 4,000 meters (that’s about 13,123 feet).

So to get ready for this adventure, it is a good idea to do some exercise and get used to the higher altitudes before you go. And do not worry. You won’t be alone on this journey. We have got some experienced guides who will be right there with you.

So, no worries – you’ve got this!


Adding the Tsum Valley Trek to your Nepal journey is a chance to discover new parts of the Himalayas. You get to experience local culture and find your own inner strength. 

With more than 20 years of experience, our trekking team at Himalayan Trekking and Tour is here to make your adventure unforgettable. 

Come join us at Himalayan Trekking and Tours, the best trekking agency in Nepal and let the Tsum Valley Trek be the best part of your life!

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Itinerary of Tsum Valley Trek

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Our airport team will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. On the way you could have your first impress about Nepalese culture.
Change of sceneries guaranteed. Sounds, smell, rickshaws, colours, street

It is a long way through Nepal on roads both tarred and earth-surfaced, but you won’t be disappointed. You will discover the beautiful countryside of Nepal. Lush greeneries, villages, farms, rivers, lifestyle of local people in the streets and the panoramic view on the Himalaya range.

The trail goes through the Sal Forest, leads several suspension bridges and goes near two tropical waterfalls before to reach a hillside rocky path, which goes through few rice terraces. During this day, the wooden landscape will radically change to leave sheer cliffs.

The trail follows the river, with minor ups and downs to Khorlabesi: where coffee, buckwheat and tobacco are grown. The trail is going toward the Langtang and Everest regions.
We will walk through lush narrow gorge that constricts the river’s progress and pass by the triple hot spring spouts in Tatopani and we will have to cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge.

After having followed the trail along the riverbank and crossed it, we will have a view on the Shringi Himal (7,187 m) and the first signs of Buddhism culture will appear. Philim is a prosperous village inhabits by Gurung and provides and in the middle of a maize and millet’s grassland there is a Gompa (Buddhism Temple) named Chholing Sandu.

The trail will bring us through lush grasses and scrub up the exquisite narrowing valley to the village of Chisopani and then the millet fields of Ekle Bhatti. The trail then gradually descends, beneath a spectacular waterfall, into the gorge. Afterward the track rises up through blue pines and rhododendrons, to Lokpa and the narrow Lower Tsum Valley.
Descend through forest, crossing streams, before tackling a long and steep climb up the south side of the Siyar Khola gorge that drains the Tsum Valley. The high point is marked by flags and offers a view across the Shringi Himal above colourful grain, potato and bean fields. The houses of the village are built with sloping roofs to cope with the abundant rain and snow.

Today we will walk into new forest growing over a recent landslide and a lush forest, inhabited by white-faced langurs.  We will pass by the Damphe Gompa with hundreds of small ceramic statues of Chenresig (Buddha of Compassion). Afterward you will enjoy the view on the Ganesh Himal and Baudha Peak. We are entering in the Tsum Valley. Once upon arrival at the village, you could enjoy the view of Himalchuli (7,893 m).

Because it is a short trekking day, we will have a time to visit that the trail provides on the way. Firstly we will join a local school (depending of the activity, you could visit it and share a short time with kids). Also, we could visit two chapels and two caves, renowned for an impression of Milarepa’s footprint and a rock in the shape of an elephant. To keep enjoying the Tibetan culture, we will visit the retreat monastery Chi Phu, clings to the slopes higher up the Langju Himal. Further, there is the Rachen Nunnery, established in 1905, is enclosed within spacious walls that form the outer residential cells for the nuns. The original small monastery is decorated with murals depicting the history of Buddhism. Moreover a large and imposing new temple has been built within the grounds: spacious, light and decorated with acrylic paintings and bright hangings. The inner wall houses numerous deities in tall glass fronted cases. After enjoying other stupas on the way, we will reach a 700 year old two storeyed Gonhgye Monastery, with superb views in a background.

We will start the day with a short walk to Mu Gompa, which is 77 years old. A steep climb allows you to reach the 856 year old Dephyu Doma Nunnery (place of the birth of light) which is superbly situated at 4,000 m on a small promontory, which provides a very serene ambiance and boasts beautiful and high himalayas in the surrounding. Mu is the highest permanent settlement in the Tsum Valley.

Depending to our physical condition (sickness altitude or fatigue muscles) and to our wishes, you will have the chose to have a rest in Mu Gompa and explore the surrounding area or to climb with the guide to the border sight between Nepal and Tibet via Nguladhojyang pass with the elevated 5093m. If you visit this top then you will see beautiful landscape of Tibet plateau around Kerung, which is the boarder of Nepal & Tibet

The trail will be easier as it is going down to Rachen Gumba. Established in 1905 AD, the Rachen Gumba is a nunnery in the Shiar Khola Valley.  The nunnery is one of largest in the region and has a splendidly painted interior with Buddhist mural paintings.

From Rachen Gompa we proceed towards Dumje, a small village with about eight houses and adjoining cattle shed.

From Dumje we trek to Philim and cross Ripchet. On the way we pass one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Lower Tsum Valley, Samba Tingding Chhupyang.

From Phillim we trek to Tatopani. There is a hot spring at Tatopani. You can relieve your tired muscles by soaking yourself in the hot spring.

From Tatopani we trek to Soti Khola. We pass through terraced fields and tropical waterfalls and finally set up camp at the village.

From Soti Khola drive  back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the beauty of the countryside, green hills and thundering rivers. The bus will drop you to your hotel and it will be a free time if you want to visit the surrounding area or have a rest.

We will transfer you to the airport and hoping you spent a beautiful time with us.

Note Price Guide

Price is depend on group size, hotel you would like to use in Kathmandu like 3 star to 5 star and  travel date, so when you are sending us an inquiry please put all the detail message. We will assure you to give you the best possible rate!

Price includes
  • Airport pick up and drop off by private tourist vehicle
  • 2 nights accommodation in Kathmandu at 3-4 star Nepalese standard hotel.
  • Private Coach to and from Arughat
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Tsum Valley Special Trekking Permit
  • Full board meal (veg. / non veg.) prepared by our expert cook.
  • All accommodations in tents and suitable Guest Houses during the treks
  • All necessary paper works and permits
  • 1 experienced and license holder trekking guide and his daily meal, wage & accommodation
  • Required porters/carrier for a group of 2 person ( carry 20-25kg) and his daily meal, wage & accommodation
  • All Government Taxes  value added tax
Price Excludes
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara  because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

No, previous trekking experience is not mandatory, but it’s advisable to have a reasonable level of fitness and stamina to fully enjoy the trek.

Yes, you will need a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) and a Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP) to trek in the Tsum Valley. Our team will assist you in obtaining these permits.

Accommodations in the Tsum Valley are basic tea houses and lodges. They provide simple but comfortable lodging and meals that cater to trekkers.

Altitude sickness can be a concern as you ascend to higher altitudes. Our guides are trained to monitor and ensure your safety, and we follow proper acclimatization practices to minimize the risk.

We provide a detailed packing list upon booking, but essentials include warm clothing, trekking boots, a good backpack, and personal items like sunscreen and a water purification system.