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Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley was a restricted area until it was opened for trekking in 2008 and there is a little information available on the area. The Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha, Nepal. Literally “Tsum” means vivid. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal and Sringi Himal, and Boudha ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin and speak unique dialect. Trails are strewn with artistic chortens and lined with mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with drawings of deities and inscribed with prayers. The famous Kyimu Lung, a pilgrimage circuit in the central Trans-Himalaya, is well known for its center of learning and meditation.


Total Days20 Days
Max Elevation3705 Meter
Trekking RegionManaslu Trekking
Trip ActivityTrekking
Trekking DifficultyModerate
Best SeasonSeptember, October, November, March, April, May
Accommodation TypeCamping & Tea house during the trekking, Mid range hotel in Kathmandu
Trip Starts FromKathmandu
Trip EndsKathmandu

This circuit traverses the Tsum Valley the Manaslu area in Nepal, and southern parts of Tibet.The Manaslu Valley Trek is more remote and spectacular than many, with rough steep tracks and limited accommodation. It is culturally fascinating with strong continuing links to Tibet in the upper Buri Gandaki (called Nupri ‘the western mountains’) and the Tsum Valley, and even has the Larkya La (5100m) as a challenge. The views of Mt Manaslu, eighth highest mountain in the world, are marvelous and close. There is limited backup in case of an emergency and it is probably not a good place to go if you have a fear of heights, since tracks can be narrow and hang out over the valley in places. The trek around Manaslu can be done as a lodge trek except for the night before the Larkya La (although a tent should be carried in case the simple lodges are full elsewhere) while Tsum requires a tent or homestays organised in advance and there are only two lodges at present (and very few functioning toilets and no showers/bathrooms). The remote Tsum Valley side-trip should not be missed.

The Tsum Valley Trek begins from Gorkha District, which is easily accessible from Kathmandu. We Nepal Visitors Trekking and Walking has design different Itineraries in Tsum Valley trek, you may request for the tailored made trip. Nepal Tsum valley was the absolute highlight, with strong, friendly, hospitable people, a living Buddhist culture and untouched wildlife because of Buddhist prohibitions on hunting. Tsum comes from the Tibetan work ’Tsombo’, which means vivid and we can only agree. The people are poor,since they have been bypassed by development for centuries, but this means their unique culture has remained


Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Overnight in hotel.

Day 02 : Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570m) – 7 hrs. Overnight in camp or lodge.

Day 03 : Trek from Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola (730m) to Liding (800m)- 6 hrs. Overnight in camp or teahouse.

Day 04 : Trek from Liding to Machha Khola to Khorlabeshi (930m) – 6 hrs. Overnight in camp or simple teahouse.

Day 05 : Trek from Khorlabeshi to Jagat (1440m) – 6hrs. Overnight in camp.

Day 06 : Trek from Jagat to Lokpa/Lukuwa (2240m) – 6hrs. Overnight in camp.

Day 07 : Trek from Lokpa to Chumling (2385m) – 6hrs. Overnight in camp.

Day 08 : Trek from Chumling to Chhokng Paro (3030m) – 6hrs. Overnight in camp.

Day 09 : Trek from Chhokng Paro (3030m) to Nile(3360m)- 7hrs. Overnight in camp.

Day 10 : Trek from Nile(3360m) to Mu Gumba (3705m) – 6hrs. Overnight in camp.

Day 11 : Trek from Mu Gomba to Rachen Gumba (3240m) – 5hrs. Overnight in camp.

Day 12 : Trek from Rachen Gumba to Tumje (Domje 2440m) – 4hrs. Overnight in camp.

Day 13 : Trek from Tumje (Domje 2440m.) to Gumba Lungdang (3542m)- 4hrs. Overnight in camp.

Day 14 : Trek from Gumba Lungdang thru Rainjam to Chumling – 6hrs. Overnight in camp.

Day 15 : Trek from Chumling to Philim (1700m) – 5:30hrs. Overnight in camp.

Day 16 : Trek from Philim to Khorlabeshi (930m)- 6hrs. Overnight in camp.

Day 17 : Trek from Khorlabeshi to Soti Khola (730m)- 6hrs. Overnight in camp.

Day 18 : Trek from Soti Khola to Arughat Bazaar. Drive from Arughat Bazaar to Kathmandu – 6:30hrs.  Overnight in hotel.

Day 19 : Drop to the airport for your departure from Nepal.


  • KTM International Airport Arrival & Departure Transfer by Private Comfortable Car with Driver.
  • Total 3 Nights Accommodations on B/B Plan in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar to Kathmandu by Car/jeep/Van with all taxes.
  • English Speaking Trained/Licensed Holder Guide for whole Trek
  • Porter during the Whole Trek
  • Manaslu Region area Permit, TIMS card & Any required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Full Board basis Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as per above Itinerary
  • Tea/coffee- 3 times day
  • Selected Tea house Lodge/Guest house Accommodations during Trek( Shared Toilets/ bathroom)
  • Insurance, Daily Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges of Porters and Guide in Whole Trek
  • First Aid Kid Box( for Normal Treatment only)
  • Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees.


  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu –
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages Etc in Trek
  • Tips for Trekking & other employed staffs which is not mandatory but expected.
  • Hot Shower, Battery Charges( Available in Trek with Extra cost or Free in some lodges)
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek. Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
  • Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above

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