Tsum Valley Trekking
17 Days 16 Nights
Kathmandu Dhading Manaslu area Tsum valley
2 Min. Pax
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
ACCOMODATIONTea House, Home stay
BEST TIMESpring Autumn
Situated in the Manaslu region, high up near the Tibetan border there lies a hidden valley called Tsum Valley. The valley lies in the western Nepal of Gorkha district inside the Manaslu Conservation Area which was established in 1998. The Tsum Valley is considered one of the world’s remotest Himalayan Valleys which was a restricted region until 2008. The valley which used to be the trade link to Tibet was also a part of it once.
Tsum means ‘The Valley of Vivids’, which occupies an area of 1662 square kilometers. To reach the valley 4-6 days of hiking is done from a place called Arughat, a nearby town which is a 7-8 hours drive from Kathmandu valley. The people from Tsum valley are called ‘Tsumba’ and they never slaughter animals or believe in sacrificing to God. And they practice Bon Shamanism and Buddhism. The valley consists of 33 villages with 529 households and a population of 1810.
Being a restricted valley, only very few adventurer travelers have made it to this mysterious valley but it is slowly coming to the limelight after the visit of several tourists.
As the Tsum valley holds the Tibetan originality, trekkers will get an opportunity to witness Tibetan Buddhist people in their villages, monks, and nuns in their respective religious orders, and at the same time mesmerizing view of the Himalayas in a hidden valley.
We will arrive in Kathmandu and do some sightseeing.
We will start our drive early in the morning from Kathmandu to Arughar via Dhading Besi, headquarter of Dhading district which will be a 7 hours drive. And from there we will head towards Soti Khola which is the starting point of our trek.
Since it is the first day of our trekking, we will start our trek early in the morning after breakfast, crossing the bridge and trek through the beautiful Sal forest then climb onto the ridge above big rapids on Budhi Gandaki. Walk along with the Gurung village of Labubesi and reach Maccha Khola approximately walking for 6 hours.
We will start our trek early in the mhave to cross the Tharo Khola, flowing in a rocky ravine, then reach Khorlabesi and then to Tatopani. We will have to cross two suspension bridges of Budhi Gandaki, Dobhan Khola, and Yaru Khola. And eventually, reach Jagat village after 6 hours of walking. morning from Maccha Khola to Jagat.
After completing with the ACAP procedure, we climb over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. Continue upstream to a long simple hanging bridge. Climb up to Philim, a large gurung village. Philim valley is well known for Japanese made school and police station. Walk past Philim to the north across a forest with the views of the narrowing valley and walk up north from Gum Pul we reach Lokpa. Overnight at Lokpa. Meals included: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner
From Lokpa the trail descend half an hour towards Lungwa khola and climbing jick jack difficult trail further two hours north through pines and rhododendrons we reach Gumlung. Crossing the Siyar Khola, finally arrive at Chumling, lower Tsum, from where we can view Shringi Himal. Visit the old Chumling gompa, and the stone streets of the village. Stay overnight in Lokpa. Meals included: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner.
Cross the suspension bridge onto the opposite bank. Enjoy the great views of Ganesh Himal. Walk past Rainjam to Serpu Khola crossing another bridge we arrive at the Gho Village. Another continues 2 hours climb to Tsum takes us to the village of Chhokangparo. Weather permitting; enjoy the views of Himalchuli at 7893 meters and Ganesh Himal at7140m. Overnight at Chokhangparo. Meals included: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner.
We trek through the villages of Ngakyu. Leru, Lama Gaun today. We will visit a cave and pay homage. It is believed that saint Milarepa had meditated here in the cave; (admission fee to visit the cave was NPR 300/U$3) the cave is also known as Piren Phu meaning “Pigeon cave. We continue passing Burji, Phurbe and Pangdun villages, there is magnificent big Buddhist Stups is sighted on the way to Chhule and Nile. Stay overnight in Nile. Meals included: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner.
Today will be the excursion day. We will be visiting Mu Gompa which lies in the highest and most remote part of the Tsum valley and close to the Tibetan border and after that, we will be visiting Dhephyudonma Gompa and staying overnight in the Nile.
After early morning breakfast, we will be heading towards Chhekamparo from the Nile valley, passing through the Lar village we will visit the Rachen Gompa which is also known as Nunnery Gompa too. And we will reach Chhekamparo walking for almost 4 to 5 hours.
The trail drops down from Chhekamparo to Gho and then crosses Dumje Bridge. We can visit Amchi, a Tibetan Traditional clinic there. There is a nun; teaches some 10-21 young nuns and runs a small Amchi. She welcomes the visitor with Tibetan tea. We walk up to about 2-3 hours that takes us to Gumba Lungdang, where basic shelter and meals are provided by the monastery. Wilderness Excursion will provide tents and extra meals for our clients visiting Gumba Lungdang.
Today we will be going for a hike to Ganesh Himal Base Camp. So, we will pack our bags and leave for Ganesh Himal Base Camp which takes 6-7 hours of walking to reach. Then we will stay overnight in the Base Camp.
We will be trekking back to Lokpa today from Ganesh Himal Base Camp through Ripchet village and walking down to Dunje from Gumba Langdang via pine forest. So our walk today will be 6-7 hours.
After early morning breakfast, we will be heading towards Jagal from Lokpa village walking for approximately 6-7 hours.
Today we will be heading towards Lapubesi from Jagat after early morning breakfast. We will be walking for 6-7 hours to reach Lapubesi.
It is the final day of our Tsum Valley Trek today, after walking for 6-7 hours we will reach Arught from Lapubesi, and from there we will catch a bus and drive back to Kathmandu.
After having breakfast we will transfer you to International Airport for final departure
- First aid
- Necessary insurance for a guide
- Accommodation, food, salary, equipment for your guide and porters
- All necessary trekking permits and governmental documents
- 3 meals during a trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Sharing twin/double bedrooms in 3-star hotels or tea house lodges
- All applicable tax, vat and office service charge
- Assisitant guide to take care of group if above 6 pax
- An experienced registered English speaking local trekking guide.
- Personal travel insurance
- Tips for guide and porter
- Personal trekking equipment
- Fees and entrance fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Travel insurance, Nepal tourist visa fees, personal items, and expenses
- Hot shower, hot water, internet, phone calls and personal nature expenses.
- Hard drinks, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water, laundry service and toiletries.
- Transfers, accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
Tsum valley is a long day's trek but if you want to make it short then you can finish it within 10 days but if you have availability of more days then you can probably complete the trek in 17 days, so it depends upon how many days you have.
If you are fit enough to continuously walk for 2 weeks then you are eligible to go on a trek to Tsum valley but if you cannot walk for several days continuously and are not well experienced then Tsum valley trek is not for you.
So most of the accommodations are tree houses or homestay.
Only in a few places like Chhekampar and Nile village, hot showers and Wi-Fi are available.
To book a trek, you can kindly either contact us directly or email us at email@example.com.
You may choose according to your convenience, you may either bank transfer, credit card, western union, or other options.
There are no banks or atm or money exchange to the higher points of the trek. If you want to carry extra cash for extra expenses then you can either withdraw or change from Kathmandu or Dhading.
No, there are no flights operations in this region.
Since the region is very remote, it is quite hard to find mineral water in the higher points of the region but you can use water purifiers or water purifying tablets.