Tsum Valley Trek-Itinerary, Cost, Distance, In Nepal

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Introduction To Tsum Valley Trek In Nepal

Tsum Valley Trek is one of Nepal’s most distant and newly exciting tourist sites, with elevations ranging from 1907 to 5095 meters.

It’s also known as the Hidden Valley, and it’s a great place to hike if you want to learn about Gurung culture and see the Himalayan panorama, which includes Baudha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Sringi Himal to the north.

Chhekampar (upper Tsum) and Chumchet (lower Tsum) are two secret village development committees (lower Tsum). Visitors can witness the icy state, remoteness, and archaic ruins because the area has not been upgraded.

Tsum Valley Trek is located in the Manaslu region, which is near Tibet’s border, and takes you through a Buddhist civilization rich in history and culture.

This journey will take you through pine and rhododendron forests, incredible suspension bridges, Rocky Mountains, Hills, stunning waterfalls, traditional villages, and several Gompas, Mani walls, stupas, and caves.

While the trekking trail departs from the main Manaslu trek route for Tsum valley, the hidden valley jewel is quickly discovered. This journey provides an incredible glimpse into the local way of life as well as an unusual valley of customs.

The Chum Valley Trek is a distant trekking destination in Nepal’s Himalayan area, with magnificent views and rich traditional culture.

The trail continues on, passing by numerous historic monasteries and prayer flags. As we travel through the Manaslu region, we come across flora and animals that can make nature more enjoyable and peaceful.

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Destination: Tsum valley trek (Source: Magical Nepal)

The Tsum “Hidden” valley trip allows visitors to learn about natural hot springs, Buddhist culture, mountains, and traditional towns. The excellent pilgrimage circuit in the central Trans Himalayan is highly known for its study and prayer sites.

Tibet’s Short Tsum Valley Trek is naturally gorgeous, and its virginal culture makes traveling in this location unironically enjoyable. The majority of the locals are Tibetans who speak a distinct dialect. Many walls built of thousands of stone slabs line a route.

Buddhism has a long history in the Tsum valley. Tsum Valley Trek begins with a beautiful scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola, the main tourist junction for the Manaslu circuit trek and Tsum Valley trek. The trek then takes us along the Budhi Gandaki valley, passing through pine and rhododendron forests, rice terraced fields, and various villages.

The gorgeous pine trees, kind friendliness, and way of life of the locals are the main draws of this walk. Also, pay a visit to one of the ancient Buddhist monasteries.

Highlights Of Tsum Valley Trek In Nepal

  • To have a better understanding of the less known Tsum Valley, take a walk through the off-the-beaten-path Manaslu district.
  • Visit several chortens, monasteries, and Gompas that show Tibetan Buddhism’s direct influence.
  • Hiunchuli, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Churke Himal, and Poshyop glacier are all visible from here.
  • Explore the many suspension bridges as well as the cascading rivers and waterfalls.
  • Meet the region’s residents, and the lamas, and learn about their unique way of life.

Benefits Of Tsum Valley Trek In Nepal

  • On arrival and departure days, airport transportation is provided (our staff will
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    Destination: Tsum valley trek (Source: Alpine Holidays)

    pick you up and drop you off).

  • Trekking equipment, such as sleeping bags and down jackets (if you don’t have your own), can be rented if needed.
    Medical First Aid Kit
  • Trip route map, outline itinerary, and printed hiking T-shirt (Himalayan Local Guide Pvt. Ltd).
  • We supply an oximeter to test your oxygen and pulse at high altitude illness to determine the precise state of your health while in the Himalayas.


In Tsum Valley, new tea houses/guest homes are springing up. During the Tsum Valley Trek, you will be accommodated in twin-sharing comfortable tea houses/guest houses and homestays. It’s a good idea to pack a sleeping bag that can withstand temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees.


Every day of the journey, we will supply you with three meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast and supper will be served at the same teahouse/guest house where you will be staying the night, and lunch will be served on the route to our destination at a teahouse or guesthouse. Meals are not as varied as they are on other Annapurna and Everest treks. Tibetan bread, dal bath, tsampa porridge, noodle soup, muesli, porridge, omelet, and boiled egg are the most common dishes served with tea and coffee.

Best time for trekking in Tsum Valley

The best months to visit Tsum Valley are September, October, and November in the Autumn season, and March, April, and May in the Spring season. Tsum valley trekking is not suggested from June to August due to the summer/monsoon season. The weather in Nepal is ideal for hiking in the autumn. There is no rain, and the weather is pleasant, with a clear blue sky and a sunny day.

Fitness Level for Tsum Valley Trek

To cover the 10km to 18km trek distance, it is necessary to walk 6 to 8 hours every day. Previous trekking experience, a cheerful attitude, and a strong sense of resolve will all be beneficial in completing Tsum Valley Trekking. It’s also required to have a lot of willpower, a high level of tolerance for adversity, good health, and a respectable level of physical fitness. The participant is responsible for all medical and evacuation/rescue costs.

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Overview Of Tsum Valley Trek

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  • Tsum Valley Trek is a popular Buddhist pilgrimage location. Tsum Valley, one of the world’s most isolated Himalayan valleys, was just opened for trekking. “Tsum” literally means “vivid” and refers to the holy secret valley of happiness in northern Gorkha, Nepal. Ancient art, culture, and religion abound in Tsum Valley Trek.
  • Tibetan ancestors make up the majority of the population. With old monasteries and a thriving geographical land formation, the Tsum Valley Trekking is awe-inspiring.
  • Tsum Valley Trek is also a relatively unknown and newly opened trekking trail in Nepal. The beautiful Tsum valley trip is still unspoiled. As a result, we refer to it as a “virgin” trekking track in the Manaslu region.
  • Explore the hidden Tibetan Buddhist land in the midst of the Himalayan Valley’s most remote and secluded valley. Discover the grandeur of nature in the off-beaten path, which affords breathtaking views of the majestic mountains, while learning about Buddhism’s history.


We will begin our adventure with an early morning meal along the Prithivi route west from Kathmandu's capital city, passing through spectacular river scenery, crossing the Trishuli River, and connecting to Dhading Besi. We'll take a break for lunch along the way. After that, we continue our journey to Arkhet through Arughat Bazzar and a lovely drive along the Budi Gandaki River's bank to Soti Khola, where we will spend the night at a lodge.

After an early morning meal, we continue our trip north along the low valley, with opportunities to photograph the Himalayas and local lifestyle buildings, landscapes, and waterfalls. We pass through the deep forest, the Buddhi Gandaki valley, and the hillside. We go over a sequence of ascents and descents to reach Lapubesi, a typical little and lovely village. From here, our hiking routes descend to the vast, sandy, and riverside, which is a wonderful location, and we arrive to Machha Khola, where we will spend the night at the Lodge.

Today will be more interesting since we will first cross the suspension bridge and then follow our journey to Kholabesi, where we will have the opportunity to see the stunning terrain, waterfalls, and hills. Our walk will then proceed to join the natural hot spring at Tatopani after passing the suspension bridge at Kholabesi. From Tatopani village, we cross the bridge again and walk through the lovely village of Dovan, thulo Dunga, and on to Jagat Village, where we will spend the night in a lodge.

By filing the special permit for the Manaslu regions, Jagat Village has a Manaslu and Tsum valley entry checkpoint. After finishing, we verified our permits and continued our trip to Salleri village by climbing over a ridge. We take a riverside walk and cross the Budhi Gandaki River on a lengthy suspension bridge. We also continue our walk to Phelim village, Ekle Bhatti. You will be separated from the trekking track towards Manaslu and Tsum Valley, where you will find a trekking trail map on a board and hike up to Lokpa. The Tsum Valley Trek is one of the most obscure hikes in the area, with only a few trekkers venturing there.

After breakfast, we begin our trek to the Tsum Valley region by the rugged road. If the sky is clear, the breathtaking views of Siring Himal, Buddha Himal, and Ganesh Himal can be seen from the Lokpa to Chumling. And the trail continues on the jungle side, crossing a suspension bridge before ascending to Chumling town, which features an ancient Buddhist monastery that we can explore if we get on time, before returning to our stay at the Lodge for the night.

Today will be a fantastic day because we'll be entering the inner Himalayas' higher valley. Our walking track continues down the Syar River to Domje and then climbs over 500 meters to the Tsum valley's largest hamlet. Who is a charming town with an unusual Monastery? We'll continue ascending and eventually walk to Chhekampar from there. If the sky is clear on the day, you will be able to see the beautiful views of Ganesh Himal and Himalchuli from this village, where we will be welcomed with traditional "Tibetan tea" and local cuisine by the hospitality of the local "Tibetan Group." We will spend the night at the Lodge.

Today's stroll is much shorter than the previous days. The Nile on the western bank of the Shikhar Khola takes around 15 to 25 minutes to walk and cross from Chhule, the last settlement in the upper valley, in a northerly direction. As we climb the hill, the valley becomes more lush and narrow, and we can observe the common agricultural hard work. After going through the lovely Lamagaon, we arrive at Milarepa's pure Phu cave, where his footprint is still potted and visible in the rock. Pigeon Cave is one of the sacred caves in the Tsum and Valley, located near the settlement of Burji on the slope of a granite cliff peak with excellent views over the valley. The granite cave is home to two different monasteries.

Today we will take a short walk from the Nile along the west bank of the valley, near the Tibetan border, to Mu Gompa, which is the highest point in the Tsum valley trekking. We will hike through yak farms through typical dry and arid trans Himalayan terrain. The Buddhist monastery features rows of exquisite chortens and tea houses with breathtaking mountain views. One of the ancient monasteries in the Tsum valley region is the historical Monastery linked with the dawn of Buddhism carried by monks, on the lap of the Rocky Mountains.

After visiting Mu Gompa, we will journey down to Chumling Village, passing through lovely villages and strolling through pine and rhododendron forests until we reach Chumling, where we will spend the night at the lodge.

After enjoying the Tsum Valley, we descend through the pine and rhododendron forests, passing through the charming village of Lokpa, Ekle Bhatti, Philim Ghaun, and crossing the suspension bridge, walking along the riverside, Salleri Ghau, Jagat village, Thulo Dhunga, and arriving at Dovan Village, where we will spend the night.

We will have breakfast early in the morning and then begin our journey to Soti Khola by walking along the riverbank and crossing the suspension bridge. We will pass through Tatopani village, Khorlabesi, Machhikhola, and many other small beautiful villages before arriving at Sotikhola, where we will spend the night.

We drive back to Kathmandu after a delicious breakfast.



  • Imperial Nepal provides pick-up and drop-off services from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to the airport in Kathmandu.
  • A full day of sightseeing in Kathmandu's religious and historic sites with our knowledgeable guide.
  • One map per group for Tsum Valley Trekking.
  • The standard for tourists Breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu is included in the package.
  • By automobile from the hotel to the bus station/bus station hotel car
  • By public bus, Kathmandu – Arughat – Kathmandu
  • For the trek, full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are provided. Lodge/Teahouse lodging is provided during the trekking period.
  • Card for the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
  • Manaslu special permission with Tsum valley special permit
  • During your travel term, all expenses of the Imperial Nepal staff (Guides/Porters) assisting you, including meals, lodging, salary, insurance, and equipment.
  • During trekking with porters or yaks, each passenger is allowed to bring 20 kg of luggage free of charge.
  • All ground transportation is provided.
  • Charges for all legislative proceedings.
  • In Kathmandu, stay two nights in a tourist-standard hotel.
  • First-aid items, such as a First-Aid Kit.
  • In Kathmandu, there will be a welcome and farewell meal.


  • Lunch, dinner, and other expenses during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Liquors like alcohol and other beverages including mineral water; also, personal expenses like laundry, phone calls, and internet are excluded.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation from Helicopter or any personal accident insurance during emergencies.
  • Luggage weighing more than 20 kg per person needs an extra charge and personal trekking gear.
  • Your international flight tickets, pre-departure date or date extensions, or reissues if required.
  • Nepal Visa Fee (the issuance of the visa is easy upon arrival).
  • Gifts and souvenirs you collect.
Is Manaslu difficult?

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Climbing Manaslu is far more difficult than it looks in many documentation, advertisements, and social media. In fact, none of the 8000m Mountain Expedition’s peaks are particularly difficult to scale. Mountaineering is a difficult adventure sport in which many climbers die every year.

Which is the easiest mountain to climb in Nepal?

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The ascent to Pokalde’s summit at 5,806 meters, often regarded as one of Nepal’s shortest and easiest climbing peak climbs, mostly involves walking and scrambling until you reach the last portion.

Which mountain has killed the most climbers?

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Every year, hundreds of climbers flock to Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. The Annapurna massif’s main summit is the world’s most dangerous mountain, with a 29 percent fatality rate for anyone attempting to climb it. Since 1900, 72 people have died in an estimated 244 missions.

What mountain has never been climbed?

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Gangkhar Puensum is usually considered to be the highest unclimbed peak in the world in terms of elevation (7,570 m, 24,840 ft). It’s in Bhutan, near or on the Chinese border. Climbing mountains greater than 6,000 meters (20,000 feet) has been illegal in Bhutan since 1994.

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