Tsum Valley trek takes you to pilgrimage valley at the border of Tibet. It is located at one of the secluded and uncharted territories of the Himalayan region. With the beautiful Ganesh Himal, Mt. Sringi and BoudhaHimal to keep you company this trek provides one of the best sights to behold. This culture-bound trek shows for some of the unique Buddhist tradition anywhere on earth. With beautiful artistic chortens to mani walls along with ancient arts of Tibetan origin.

Up until recently, the path to the trek was closed but has gained a great interest by internal and external tourists alike. This region in the Northern part of Manaslu is less exposed compared to another trek in the region due to less exposure. Nevertheless, the rocky trail, the dense forests, open fields, the snowcapped mountains are catching the heart of the trekkers and this trek is slowly gaining more fame.

We move through remote locations like BudhiGandaki Valley, Tsum Valley, Mu Gompa (3,700m), Macchakhola and witness the perks nature has to offer. The trek is rated moderately difficult and previous trekking on high altitude is advised along with a good stamina. Acclimatization plays a vital role and without adjusting you might be a victim of high altitude sickness. This is a 17 days trek and we make sure that every trekker will see the end of their journey.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu
  • Day 03: Kathmandu - SotiKhola (800m)
  • Day 04: SotiKhola - MacchaKhola (870m)
  • Day 05: MacchaKhola - Doban (1,000m)
  • Day 06: Doban - Philim (1,590m)
  • Day 07: Philim - Chumling/ Lower Tsum (2,130m)
  • Day 08: Chumling - Chhokangparo /Upper Tsum Valley (3,030m)
  • Day 09: Chhokangparo - Nile/ Chgule (3,361m)
  • Day 10: Exploration in PirenPhu cave
  • Day 11: Rest day and explore around
  • Day 12: Mu Gompa - RachenGompa (3,240m)
  • Day 13: Rachen Gompa - Dumhje (2,460m)
  • Day 14: Dumje - Philim
  • Day 15: Philim - Tatopani
  • Day 16: Tatopani - SotiKhola
  • Day 17: SotiKhola - Kathmandu

What's Included

  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , Well trained English speaking, Government License holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance.
  • Airport Picks/Drop Off By Car or Van per Goup Size.
  • Fullday City Tour with Guide.
  • Two Night 3 Star  Hotel In Kathmandu with Breakfast.
  • Three meals a day during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) including fresh fruit in the evening.
  • All accommodation during the trek (trekking lodges  ).
  • Manaslu conservation Area Permit.
  • Tusm Valley Spical  Area Permit.
  • Jeep from Kathmandu to Soti Khola to Kathmandu.
  • Himalayan Partner Treks Kit Box.
  • Himalayan Partner Treks  Sleeping bag, down Jacket and Duffel bag (If you don't have your own, To be returned after the trek).
  • In a worst case arrangement evacuation Heli Chopper Service(Off Course not a Bills Please !)
  • Himalayan Partner Treks T-shirt.
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Trekking map of the Manaslu and Tsum Valley Treks region.
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible
  • Assistant guide group size above 5+ person.
  • Farwell Diner with Company Owner.

What's Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  •  Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • International airfares to Nepal.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Tips for the guide, and porter.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Your journey to the beautiful Tsum Valley begins after you arrive in Kathmandu at Tribhuwan International airport. Our representative will pick you up in a private vehicle and you will be transferred to your Hotel. You can visit our office and get information regarding the trek and necessary equipment. You can check out various Nepali artifacts and accessories in your free time and even do some souvenir shopping. Breakfast included

  • Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu

    Since the Tsum Valley was open to all only in 2008, it is still difficult to get by especially since it is located near the Tibetan border. This day we prepare for your permit and you can use this free time to roam around Kathmandu valley and see for yourself why Kathmandu valley is the cultural hub and known as the city of temples. But please bring your passport, 3 passport size photos and a copy of your travel insurance policy for your permit.

  • Day 03: Kathmandu - SotiKhola (800m)

    After breakfast, we take a 4 x 4 jeep and head to our next destination SotiKhola. We pass Dhading bazar and after a few hours ride, we reach Aarughat. Along the way, we can see the beautiful villages, rivers and even Ganesh Himal and Mt. Manaslu (8,163m). After a few hours more drive we descend down to SotiKhola- famous for swimming holes. We spend the night here. Approximately 8-9 hours of drive. Breakfast included.

  • Day 04: SotiKhola - MacchaKhola (870m)

    Now we tread by foot. Ascending through the bank of BudhiGandaki, we go pass various maize and millet fields and reach Khursani. Further up the rock trail, we reach Lapubeshi- a Gurung Village. Since the altitude is not that demanding, we advise wearing light clothes. Crossing a suspension bridge we reach our destination- MacchaKhola where we stay for the night. Approximately 6-7 hours of walk. BLD included.

  • Day 05: MacchaKhola - Doban (1,000m)

    After breakfast, we continue our trail and on the way pass Khorlabeshi and other Gurung settlements, passing up and down the ridges and we reach Tatopani. Tatopani translates to "hot water" and is famous for hot water sprouts. After crossing the ridge up to the BudhiGandaki, we ascend to Doban. Approximately 6-7 hours of walk. BLD included.

  • Day 06: Doban - Philim (1,590m)

    We cross Yaruriver and pass some gorges of BudhiGandaki river and reach the restricted area of Jagat (1,410m). Following the trial, we reach Salleri (1,440m) where we can see the exquisite view of Mt. Sringi (7,187m). Further up and we reach a Buddhist village- Sirdibas (1,430m). We cross a long suspension bridge and climb to Philim (1,590m). The village is surrounded by fields of maize, millet, and potato. We stay the night here. Approximately 6-7 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 07: Philim - Chumling/ Lower Tsum (2,130m)

    This is a rather long day trek. Passing through EkleBhatti we pass through the natural beauty of the verdant forests and the pine forests. Here, we get to see the first of the glimpse of our destination- Tsum. We move alongside the bank of BudhiGandakiRiver and pass a small Gurung village of Lokpa and crossing a river and climbing up and down we reach Ripchet. Furthermore and we reach Chumling- a Buddhist village full of tradition. They have a beautiful monastery, prayer flags, all of which reflect the Buddhist religion. We stay the night here. Approximately 6-7 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 08: Chumling - Chhokangparo /Upper Tsum Valley (3,030m)

    After breakfast, we start our trek. We cross a long suspension bridge and continue on our path through potato and maize field. Climbing up through the pine forests we reach Chhekampar- a forbidden valley. We trek amongst the ranges of Ganesh Himal we reach Chhokangparo. Approximately 6 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 09: Chhokangparo - Nile/ Chgule (3,361m)

    As the altitude is above 3,000m we suggest proceeding with caution. We climb north and head east through local villages. Through lands and pine forests we reach Lamagaon where we can visit Milarepa cave monastery. Passing Lamagaon we reach Nile- a traditional village. Mu-Gompa (3,700m) is the largest monastery in the region and located at the highest farthest point in Tsum Valley. We stay the night in a camp. Approximately 6-7 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 10: Exploration in PirenPhu cave

    We head to PirenPhu cave- a pigeon cave in the Tsum valley near Burji village. Located at the foot of a cliff, this is our next head stop as we explore the cave full of carvings and prayer flags. Approximately 5 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 11: Rest day and explore around

    This day is reserved for a well-deserved rest as you either relax your body and mind or explore around to keep your muscles in shape. BLD included

  • Day 12: Mu Gompa - RachenGompa (3,240m)

    We descend downwards to Chhule and then to Sherpa village- Phurbe. Walking alongside the east bank of Siyar River and crossing plains, we reach RachenGompa- a nunnery. Approximately 6-7 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 13: Rachen Gompa - Dumhje (2,460m)

    Crossing ChhokangParo, we descend to Chumlin towards a white monastery. We drop to a wooden bridge over the SiyarKhola. Play with water and wash your sweat and dirt. Trek further and reach Dumje. Approximately 7 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 14: Dumje - Philim

    Trekking along the Lower Tsum Valleys and besides the beautiful waterfalls, we descend to Philim through the lush forest. Approximately 6-7 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 15: Philim - Tatopani

    This is a relaxation walk on the way back. We descend down to Tatopani and even take a dip in the famous hot water springs known for its medicinal properties. We relax our body from physical and mental pain and stay overnight. Approximately 6 hours of walk. BLD included

  • Day 16: Tatopani - SotiKhola

    We pass the same terraced fields and pass the beautiful lowlands as we reminiscence about the trek. We also pass several small waterfalls and pass the ridges of BudhiGandakiRiver and reach SotiKhola where we stay for the night. This marks the end of the trek. Approximately 6-7 hours of walk. Breakfast included.

  • Day 17: SotiKhola - Kathmandu

    Driving back in the 4 x 4 jeep we traverse back through the same trial. Passing Aarughat and DhadingBesi we are back to Kathmandu -where we started. Approximately 7-8 hours of drive. Breakfast included