Tsum Valley Trek

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5-10 people



The Tsum Valley Trek takes visitors to the hidden valley of Tsum, home to the Tsumba people who are direct descendants of Tibetans. This remote and untouched valley was opened for trekking in 2008 and offers ancient villages, Buddhist monasteries, and stunning mountain views. The trek involves 5-8 hours of walking each day, with accommodation in lodges and traditional home stays. The Tsum Valley is known for its unique culture and hospitable people, but facilities may be rudimentary. The trek requires a permit, which is cheaper than other restricted areas, and can be combined with the Round Manaslu Trek.

Best Season for Tsum Valley Trekking: Spring and autumn


  • Unique Culture and Traditions: Explore the remote Tsum Valley and immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of the local people, who have preserved their unique way of life for generations.
  • Ancient Buddhist Monasteries: Visit ancient monasteries, such as Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa, and witness daily rituals, gaining insights into Tibetan Buddhism and its practices in the region.
  • Spectacular Mountain Views: Enjoy stunning panoramic views of snow-capped Himalayan mountains, including Ganesh Himal and Manaslu, as you trek through pristine landscapes and high mountain passes.
  • Natural Beauty: Experience the natural beauty of the region, with dense forests of pine, rhododendron, and bamboo, pristine rivers and waterfalls, and awe-inspiring landscapes that are a treat for nature lovers.
  • Remote and Off-the-Beaten-Path: Trek through remote villages, away from mainstream trekking routes, and connect with the untouched beauty of the Tsum Valley, while experiencing the warm hospitality of local communities.

Day 1: Drive to Machha Khola (877m) from Kathmandu; about 8 hours drive.

Day 2: Trek to Jagat (1345m) 6-7 hrs walk.

Day 3: Trek to Lokpa (2240m), 6 hrs walk.

Day 4: Trek to Chumling (2386m) (Lower Tsum); 4-5 hrs walk.

Day 5: Trek to Chhokangparo (3031m), 4-5 hrs walk.

Day 6: Trek to Nile (3347m) via Milarepa Cave, 5-6 hrs walk.

Day 7: Excursion Mu Gompa (3700 m) and Dhephyudonma Gompa (4060m) 5-6 hrs. Walk.

Day 8: Trek to Chhekamparo (3031m), 4-5 hrs walk.

Day 9: Trek to Gumpa Lungdang (3200m), 6 hrs walk.

Day 10: Hike to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4200m)

Day 11: Trek to Lokpa, 6-7 hrs. Walk.

Day 12: Trek to Lapubesi 6-7 hrs walk.

Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu via Arughat, 8/9 hrs drive.

  • Experienced English-speaking local trekking guide
  • Assistant guide for groups of 6 or more
  • Porters to carry up to 25kg of your main pack
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Local ground transportation to and from the trek
  • Lodge and homestay accommodation on a twin-sharing basis
  • Food, accommodation, and salary for the guide and porters
  • All necessary Tsum Valley trekking permits
  • Documentation charges and government taxes
  • Insurance and trekking gear for the guide and porters.
  • Transfers, accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  • Hard drinks, beverages such as coke, mineral water, laundry service and toiletries.
  • Hot shower, hot water, internet, phone calls and personal nature expenses.
  • Personal travel insurance, Nepal visa, international air ticket laundry services.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency, hiring horse and extra porter.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide and porter

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What is Tsum Valley Trek?
Tsum Valley Trek is a remote trekking route in Nepal that takes you to the hidden valley of Tsum, known for its ancient villages, monasteries, and breathtaking mountain views.

When was Tsum Valley Trek opened for trekking?
Tsum Valley Trek was opened for trekking in 2008, allowing visitors to explore this previously untouched valley.

Who are the Tsumba people?
The Tsumba people are direct descendants of Tibetans who reside in the Tsum Valley. They have their unique culture, traditions, and way of life.

What permits do I need for Tsum Valley Trek?
To trek in Tsum Valley, you need a restricted area permit called the "Tsum Valley Restricted Permit" and an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) issued by the Nepal government.


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