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Tsum Valley Trek

Untouched till 2008, Tsum valley is most secluded Himalayan Valleys of Nepal. It was opened only in 2008 for foreign tourist from restriction. Tsum Valley trek takes you into the majestic surrounding of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Boudha Himal. Since, the region was a part of Tibetan civilization resemble Tibet.  The residents of valley called Tsumbas belong to Tibetan origin. They have a distinct form of dialect, art, culture and religion. The mysterious valley has unique attractions however very few numbers of tourists have visited the valley. Tsum Valley used to be an important trans-Himalayan trade route between Nepal and Tibet. Comparatively, the area is still less exposed to visitors than other tourist destination of Nepal, offering virgin and less beaten paths and unique culture.

The trek to Tsum valley follows Budhi Gandaki which is one of the major tributary of Sapta Gandaki river, through a mixed dense forest, terraced fields and hill settlements. The trail separates from main Manaslu trekking route and enters to a hidden valley experiencing alpine forest, glacial rivers warm hospitality of local ethnic communities. Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa, Dephyudongma Gompa are other attractions of this trek.

Outline Itinerary

  • 1 : Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel
  • 2 : Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
  • 3 : Drive Kathmandu to Arughat (600m/1,968ft) 7-8 hours drive
  • 4 : Arughat to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 5-6 hours
  • 5 : Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (870m/2,952ft): 6-7 hours
  • 6 : Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m/7676ft): 6-7 hours
  • 7 : Jagat to Chisopani (1660m/5,445ft): 4-5 hours
  • 8 : Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m/7,827ft): 6 - 7 hours
  • 9 : Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m/9,903ft): 4-5 hours
  • 10 : Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m/11,058ft): 5-6 hours
  • 11 : Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m/12,174ft): 3 hours
  • 11 : Mu Gompa, sightseeing
  • 13 : Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (3,245m/10644ft) via Milarepa cave: 5 hours
  • 14 : Burgi village -Chumling (2,386/7,827ft): 5-6 hours
  • 15 : Chumling to Philim (1,570m/5,103ft): 6-7 hours
  • 16 : Philim to Khorlabesi(970m/3182ft: 6-7 hours
  • 17 : Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 6-7 hours
  • 18 : Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu (600m/1,968ft): Walk 4 hours and drive 7-8 hours
  • 19 : Departure to Next Destination

Detail Itinerary

  • 1: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel

  • 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

  • 3: Drive Kathmandu to Arughat (600m/1,968ft) 7-8 hours drive

  • 4: Arughat to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 5-6 hours

  • 5: Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (870m/2,952ft): 6-7 hours

  • 6: Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m/7676ft): 6-7 hours

  • 7: Jagat to Chisopani (1660m/5,445ft): 4-5 hours

  • 8: Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m/7,827ft): 6 - 7 hours

  • 9: Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m/9,903ft): 4-5 hours

  • 10: Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m/11,058ft): 5-6 hours

  • 11: Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m/12,174ft): 3 hours

  • 11: Mu Gompa, sightseeing

  • 13: Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (3,245m/10644ft) via Milarepa cave: 5 hours

  • 14: Burgi village -Chumling (2,386/7,827ft): 5-6 hours

  • 15: Chumling to Philim (1,570m/5,103ft): 6-7 hours

  • 16: Philim to Khorlabesi(970m/3182ft: 6-7 hours

  • 17: Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 6-7 hours

  • 18: Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu (600m/1,968ft): Walk 4 hours and drive 7-8 hours

  • 19: Departure to Next Destination

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