• Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Sight Seeing & Trekking
  • Transport: Private Tourist Vehicle & Local Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner on Trek & Breakfast in Cities
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel and Mountian Guest House
  • Group Size: 2-14

About Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley Trek explores the remote northern part of Nepal and leads you to the hidden & exotic Tsum Valley, which is a habitat of numerous species of flora and fauna.

Tsum Valley Trek is one of the less-visited trekking trails in the Himalayas. The remoteness and limited availability of tourist infrastructures have kept the overflow of tourists away from the region. The trail is adventurous and does offer off-the-beaten trekking experience. All of the above factors have played a huge role in keeping the entire region unspoiled and preserved.

Nestled between Boudha Himal and Himal Chuli in the west, Ganesh Himal in the south, and Shringi Himal in the north, Tsum Valley boasts spectacular scenery and tempting views of the Himalayas. Tsum Valley Trekking trail opened in 2008, so it is more like a new trekking trail in the Himalayas. It used to be camping trek however basic lodge and home stay is available these days.

The isolation of the region has increased the level of thrill and excitement of the overall trek. On the way, you pass by fine villages surrounded by superb snow-capped mountains and lush forests. You get to meet and interact with locals. Likewise, many stupas, monasteries, chortens, prayer wheels, and prayer flags can be seen throughout the trail.

We Outfitter Nepal have designed our Tsum Valley Trek itinerary adding adequate acclimatization day in between the trek. The ample rest days keep you away from the altitude sickness and give you more time to spend with locals and explore villages. Likewise, during the trek, you are guided by our professional guide and porters. We make sure, you are enjoying every moment of the journey with us. For more information regarding our package read below or contact us anytime.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel

On your arrival at the airport, you get picked up by one of our team members. He take you to the hotel that we have booked for you in advance. The rest of the day is free to relax and adjust to the atmosphere.

  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

Wake up early with a freshly brewed cup of coffee and delicious breakfast. After that, you begin guided sightseeing tours of different UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Swayambhunath, Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Our experienced tour guide help you know these places nicely. In the evening, you prepare for the trip and arrange the gears.

  • Food:Breakfast
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

Driving along Kathmandu Pokhara Highway, you move towards Arughat Bazaar. The drive present you with wonderful scenery and countryside view. The views of lush green hills, rivers, waterfalls, small settlement areas, and colorful terraced fields are going to make this long drive short and satisfying.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Arughat

The trail moves along the bank of Budhi Gandaki River. Trekking through terraced fields, several villages, and side of a lush green hill, you reach Arket Bazar. Have lunch here and slowly ascend to Soti Khola.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Soti Khola

Leaving Soti Khola behind, the trail passes through dense forest, clear streams, cascading waterfalls, and several villages. You reach Lapu Besi and continue trekking towards Machha Khola.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Machha Khola

Crossing Machha Khola, you climb up to Khorla Bensi and soon reach Tatopani. The trail then gets steeply until you reach an impassable path. The route then switches to the left bank of a river and passing a suspension bridge, you trek through forests and small villages to reach Jagat.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Jagat

From Jagat, the trail ascends and takes you to Salleri. From here, you descend and reach Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit and passes by Ghatta Khola that further continues to Chisapani.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Chisopani

Trekking through a gorge, you enter into the lush pine forest. Further, you come across a beautiful waterfall and walk through dense rhododendron & pine forests to Chumling.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Chumling

The trail passes through Ranjam and crosses Serpu Khola. You cross a suspension bridge and enter Gho village. From here, you trek enjoying the amazing view of Ganesh Himal and reach Chhokangparo for a night stay.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Chokhangpar

As the altitude has increased over the past few days, the trail get tougher for coming a few days. After having breakfast, you begin trekking and pass by Lamagaon. You then cross a suspension bridge and reach Rachen Gompa. From here, you trek and reach Nile.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Nile

Leaving Nile behind, you continue trekking towards Mu Gompa. The trail moves along the western bank of the valley and ascends offering Tibetan landscape.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Mu Gompa

It is a rest day at Mu Gompa. Mu Gompa is the largest monastery in the region located at the highest part of the Tsum Valley. You explore the gompa and its nearby areas. This is a good time to look into the daily lifestyle of the locals.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Mu Gompa

You begin trekking and pass by Chhule and Phurbe villages. From here, you trek and reach Burgi villages located above Milarepa Cave.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Burgi Village

Trekking through green hills, you descend to Chhokang Paro. The trail further continues to Gho and descends. Crossing a bridge over Sarpu Khola, you trek and reach Chumling.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Chumling

After having breakfast, you begin trekking and reach Lokpa. During the trekking towards Philim, you come across lovely Samba Falls.

If you have time and want to Continue trek to Manaslu and Larke Pass then it is possible to join the Mnaslu trail from here, contact us if you want to have trek both the Tsum Valley and Manaslu together.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Philim

Leaving the cultivated region around Philim, you descend along with the bank of Budhi Gandaki River. Take a small break to rejuvenate yourself in a hot spring and further move around Khorla Besi.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Khorlabeshi

Trekking through small villages, you begin trekking back to Soti Khola. On the way, you get to see wonderful views of waterfalls and rivers.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Soti Khola

Today, you drive back to Kathmandu following the same route. Up to Dhadingbesi, the road unpaved and bumpy. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you move to the hotel. The rest of the day is free.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu
Here comes an end to your adventurous journey in one of the less-traveled regions of Nepal. As per your time flight, one of our team representatives will drop you at the airport.


If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari, Pokhara Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

  • Food:Breakfast

What's Included

  • Airport transfers.
  • Guided tour in Kathmandu.
  • 3 night’s hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Transportation by bus Kathmandu - Arughat and Bhulbhule - Kathmandu.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek with hot tea/coffee in breakfast.
  • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits and restricted area permit.
  •  Accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and trekking map, if necessary (return after the trek).
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Your personal expense, entrance fees in Kathmandu and sweet things like chocolate.
  • Hot shower, internet, telephone
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.  
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

Price & Dates

Price Menu
No. of peoplePrice P.P
2 - 2 US$ 1300
2 - 5 US$ 1200
6 - 14 US$ 1100
Departure Note:
  • We have set date for the Tsum valley trek So, select your date and book the trek & if your preferred date is not listed or if you are more than 12 people then contact us for the group price and for the further process to book the trek.
  • The Tsum valley trek is one of the popular restricted area trekking in Nepal. There should be minimum of 2 people to arrnage the trek and our guarenteed dates have already people booked so,  contact us to book on our guarenteed date.
  • The available dates are available to book and not have people booked already so, book on these dates if you are 2 or more people or alternatively contact us for the further process for the booking.

Upgrade and options:

DatesStatusPrice FromNote  
02 Jun, 2020 - 20 Jun, 2020AvailableUS$1100
09 Jun, 2020 - 27 Jun, 2020AvailableUS$1100
16 Jun, 2020 - 04 Jul, 2020AvailableUS$1100
23 Jun, 2020 - 11 Jul, 2020AvailableUS$1100

Useful Information

Things you should know before going on Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley Trek itinerary

Tsum Valley Trek begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazar. From here, you begin trekking through lush forests and villages like Soti Khola, Machha Khola, Jagat, Chisapani, Chumling, Chhokangparo, and the Nile. The trail take you to Mu Gompa, where you spend a couple of days for acclimatization and explore the area. Further, the trail gradually descends to Arughat and takes you back to Kathmandu.

Tsum Valley Trek difficulty

Tsum Valley Trek can be challenging if you are a novice trekker. The trail takes you above 3,500 meters above. You have to walk 6 to 7 hours a day. The trail can get steep and rugged in some parts. Overall, you have to be in good health and physical condition to go on this adventurous journey.

Best time to go on Tsum Valley Trek

To have the best trekking in the Himalayas weather and climate is very important to take into consideration before booking any trip. The most preferred time to go on Tsum Valley Trek is from March to May and September to December. June to August is the rainy season, and it is not a good time to go on Tsum Valley trekking. Likewise in winter from January to February all the lodges get closed due to the harsh cold and heavy snow-fall.

Food & Accommodation during Tsum Valley Trek

Depending upon the availability, you either stay overnight in a tea house or lodge. Either option offers basic services with a shared room and common washroom. You might get services like a hot shower and charging facilities in some villages, however, you might have to pay a few extra bucks. Likewise, in cities, you spend the night in a nice tourist standard hotel.

You get three meals a day during the trek. The meals are not so flavorful like big cities, you get a variety of options to dig in. All the meals are delicious, fresh, nutritious, and hygienic. You can see a combination of Nepali, Tibetan, and western cuisine. Similarly, different types of teas, coffee, and soups are also available for snacks. As the region is very remote, we advise you to carry enough snacks and bars to have on the way.

Things you will get to see & experience during the Tsum Valley Trek

Experience off-the-beaten trekking in the Himalayan terrain

Tsum Valley Trek involves several trodden paths. The trail includes numerous steep climbing on a rugged path. The trail in this part of Himalayas is more on the tough side and test your physical endurance. It can get tricky at some time, therefore make sure carefully and follow the lead of your guide.

Trek through adventurous lush forests and picturesque villages

During the Tsum Valley Trekking, you pass by numerous dense forests, which is home to several species of flora and fauna. You get to see a range of vegetation and wild-flowers. Like Blue Sheep, Himalayan Tahr, unique birds, etc can be spotted on the way. Similarly, the trail also passes by lovely mountain villages. Every village you pass through offers something different from one another.

Explore wonderful and hidden Tsum Valley

Tsum Valley is a hidden and sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley. The valley boasts centuries-old rich cultural heritage. People here are said to be the descendants of Tibetans. They have their own unique dialect and are known as Tsumbas. The entire valley is very rich in flora and fauna. The remoteness of the region has kept it unspoiled and untouched by the travelers.

Get to experience a strong cultural heritage and unique life of locals

The locals here are kind, humble, and friendly. Residing far away from modern society and advancement, people here are highly committed to their family, community, and faith. Buddhism is the main religion followed by the locals in this region. A very famous Buddhist saint called Milarepa is believed to be mediated in one of the caves in mountains here. On the trail, you come across many monasteries, stupas, mani walls, and prayer flags.

Visit ancient monasteries like Rachen Nunnery and Mu Gompa

In 1936, Dukpa Rinpoche who meditated in the caves of the valley established Rachen Nunnery and Mu Gompa. Later, his incarnation took care of the monastery till 2002. These monasteries offer an ancient and rich culture and tradition of the region.

Witness stunning sceneries and tempting views of the Himalayan Mountains throughout the journey

During Tsum Valley Trek, you get to see the outstanding views of the Himalayan mountains like Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Boudha Himal (6,672 m), Shringi Himal (7,161 m), Himalchuli (7,893 m), etc. Likewise, you get to see the breath-taking landscape and lush green hills.

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