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Tsum Valley Trek Uncover the mystic Buddha land, trek the hidden Tsum Valley where ancient traditions flourish, revealing the secrets of life.

Tsum Valley Trek - 19 Days

Trip Facts

Group Size
+2 People above
Trip Grade
Hotel/Tea House
Max. Elevation
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Drive across Nepal.
  • The beauty of Budhigandaki Valley.
  • Tsum tribe culture and custom exploration.
  • Ancient Monastery and Nunnery Exploration.
  • Close-up view of Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal.
  • Nepali and Tibetan cuisine exploration.

Trip Overview of Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley Trek is the package that suits your taste if you are the kind of person who loves to step into the remotest and secular region. Cut off from other parts of the world for a long, the trek to Tsum Valley was opened only in 2007. Step into the land of the Tibetan Buddhist region where polyandry is still a common practice. The beautiful Tsum Valley is located to the north of Gorkha. Falling under the restricted area trekking category, you can participate in this package after paying Tsum Valley Trekking permit cost. Tsum is inhabited by Tsumbos. Witness the panoramic views of Ganesh, Shringi, and other mountains and learn about their unique culture and religion. Saka Dawa is a unique festival in Tsum Valley. A trekking map will come useful while exploring this territory.

Tourist Link Trek & Expedition organizes a 19-days Tsum Valley Trek itinerary. After driving through Arughat Bazaar, we will reach Soti River. Trek begins from Soti River. The trekking route progresses through the desolate settlement of Liding and Jagat to Lokpa which is the first village of Tsum. The trail stretches along Chumling to Chhekampar to the Nile. We will climb to Mu Gompa which is the farthest point of trekking in Tsum Valley. The region is rich in nunneries, monasteries, gompas, mani walls, and chortens that evoke the rich Buddhist tradition. We will visit the old Rachen Gompa before returning to Arughat Bazaar.
The weather in Tsum Valley remains best for trekking in the autumn and spring season. Contact us for the best deals on Tsum Valley Trek costs.


Nestled in the northern reaches of Gorkha, Nepal, Tsum Valley stands as a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage site, distinguished by its unique culture, religion, and language. The backdrop of this serene valley is adorned by the majestic peaks of Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Baudha Himal. Tsum Valley is steeped in Buddhist history, where the renowned yogi, Chyuchin Milarepa, is believed to have meditated in the caves of these towering mountains.

Enveloped by the eastern Bouddha Himal, Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the north, and Sringi Himal to the south, the valley spans 1663 square kilometers. Tsum Valley is a haven for Buddhism enthusiasts, with the locals devoutly following the teachings of Gautam Buddha and Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche). The religious tapestry is woven with reverence for these spiritual luminaries.

Nature's grandeur is amplified by Ngula Dhojyang to the east (5093m), Thapla Pass to the west (5104m), Humlung Pass to the north, and Nyak to the south. This pilgrimage destination offers a tranquil retreat, inviting both spiritual seekers and nature enthusiasts to explore its serene landscapes and immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage of Tsum Valley.


Day 01) Arrive in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel / 25-Min drive / Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02) Kathmandu Valley sightseeing / 5-hour / Overnight at Hotel In Kathmandu.

Day 03) Drive Kathmandu to Sotikhola / 8-hour drive / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 04) Trek Sotikhola to Machhakhola 1000m / 5-hour trek / Overnigtht at Mountain Lodge.

Day 05) Trek Machhakhola to Jagat / 5-hour trek / Overnight at mountain lodge.

Day 06) Trek Jagat to Lokpa 2040m / 6-hour trek / Overnight at mountain lodge.

Day 07) Trek Lokpa to Chumling 2363m / 6-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Loge.

Day 08) Trek Chumling to Chhekampar 3010m /6-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 09) Trek Chhekampar to Nile 3365m / 6-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 10) Trek Nile to Mu Gompa 3700m / 6-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 11) Trek Mu-Gompa to Rachen Gompa 3240m / 6-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 12) Trek Rachen Gompa to Dumje 2440m / 6-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 13) Trek Dumje to Lung Dang Gompa 3200m / 6-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 14) Trek Lung Dang Gompa to Ripchet 2468m / 6-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 15) Trek Ripchet to Doven 1070m / 6-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 16) Trek Dovan to Soti Khola 720m / 6-hour trek / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 17) Drive Soti Khola to Kathmandu / 7-hour drive / Overnight at Mountain Lodge.

Day 18) Final Departure, Transfer to International Airport. / 25-min drive.

Scenic Drive to the Himalayas:

Embark on the exclusive Manaslu Trek 12 Days with Tourist Link Trek & Expedition, meticulously crafted for an unparalleled wilderness experience. Commencing with a scenic bus drive from Kathmandu, this journey unveils Nepal's cultural and geographical diversity. The drive traverses diverse terrains—hills, gorges, canyons, and river banks—offering blissful moments on a scenic relaxation trip. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the journey as you witness the changing landscapes and cultural richness, setting the stage for an unforgettable trekking adventure into the unexplored wilderness of the Manaslu region. Secure your spot today for a unique exploration of Nepal's hidden treasures.

Sacred Caves and Ancient Monastery:

Explore the divine allure of Tsum Valley, a sacred Himalayan haven veiled in mystique and opened to the world in 2008 AD. Nestled beneath the towering peaks of Mt Shringi and Ganesh Himal, this cultural treasure trove boasts an abundance of ancient traditions. Immerse yourself in the spiritual tapestry woven by renowned monasteries and nunneries like Mu-Gompa, Rachen-Gompa, and Ani-Gompa. In this sanctified realm, the sanctity of life is revered, as animal slaughter and sacrifice are strictly prohibited, fostering a community of devout vegetarians. Tsum Valley resonates with the echoes of Vajrayana Buddhism, hosting the sacred meditations of esteemed saints. Enchanting and untouched, this hidden gem invites you to witness the harmonious blend of nature, culture, and spirituality in the heart of the Himalayas.

Explore Sacred Tsum Region:

Embark on a captivating 1 journey through the Tsum valley region, a sanctuary of towering peaks and vibrant Tsum culture nestled within the Manaslu Conservation Area Project. This natural wonderland teems with diverse flora and fauna, from Himalayan musk deer to elusive snow leopards. Immerse yourself in the region's unique customs and ancient traditions, gaining a profound experience of this sanctuary. The Tsum Valley trek, meticulously organized by Tourist Link Trek, promises an elevated adventure, offering unparalleled beauty, cultural richness, and encounters with diverse wildlife. The trek's highlight includes crossing the challenging Larkya-La pass at 5200m, an exhilarating feat that adds to the trek's allure. Venturing to Ganesh Himal Base Camp provides an extraordinary opportunity to witness some of the beautiful mountains. Secure your slot today for an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Himalayas, where every step unveils the magic of Manaslu's unparalleled beauty and cultural heritage.

Indigenous People and Culture:

The culturally rich Tsum Valley region is home to diverse ethnic groups. The lower reaches host Gurung, Magar, and Tamang communities, while the highlands are inhabited by the Tsum tribe, descendants of Tibetan origin and followers of Vajrayana Buddhism. This spiritual enclave is adorned with ancient monasteries, prayer flags, Mani walls, and stupas, reflecting centuries-old traditions. Along the trail, a vibrant atmosphere resonates with energy, providing an immersive journey into Buddhist culture, spirituality, and profound customs that weave the breathtaking tapestry of the Manaslu region. Immerse yourself in this cultural odyssey amid the majestic Himalayan landscape.

Observe Mt Ganesh Himal:

Embark on the Tsum Valley trek and behold the majestic panorama of towering Himalayan peaks that grace the horizon. Your journey through this sacred haven offers a breathtaking encounter with the formidable Ganesh Himal, with its distinguished peaks like Ganesh Himal (7422m), Ganesh Himal II, Ganesh Himal III, and Ganesh Himal IV. The ethereal Shringi Himal (7161m), Churke Himal, Kupu Himal, Tabsar Himal (6065m), and Langiu Himal (6426m) complete the celestial backdrop.

Amongst these divine summits, Ganesh Himal emerges as a beacon of holiness in the region, captivating trekkers with its spiritual significance. As you traverse the Tsum Valley, cradled within the embrace of the Himalayan Shangri-La, every step unveils a plethora of breathtaking peaks, creating an awe-inspiring tableau that defines the enchantment of this trek. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of nature's masterpiece, surrounded by these towering giants that stand as silent sentinels of the mystical Tsum Valley.

Experienced Guide:

At Tourist Link Trek & Expedition, as a seasoned trekking company, we prioritize delivering the best guides for an unparalleled experience. Our trekking guides are not only professional, skilled, and equipped but also possess extensive knowledge and a down-to-earth approach. We give precedence to professional local Sherpa guides, born and raised in the Himalayan highlands. Having a seasoned guide is a crucial advantage, ensuring a trip free from disruptions caused by inexperienced guides. All our guides undergo thorough training in guiding, first aid, and emergency scenarios, ensuring our clients have a seamless and secure trekking experience with us.

Booking Information:

For booking please contact us via e-mail and WhatsApp. Contact details are given below.

WhatsApp: +977-9851268523

Email: touristlinktreks@gmail.com

Please feel free to ask your questions, queries, and curiosity.

Safety & Logistics:

Visit our website's FAQ section for detailed insights on safety and logistics. Discover essential information, from safety measures to recommended trekking gear, weather details, and emergency protocols. Your safety is paramount, and our comprehensive FAQ is designed to prepare you thoroughly for your trek. Delve into this resourceful section for valuable insights, and don't hesitate to reach out for any additional assistance. We are dedicated to ensuring your journey to the Everest region is both secure and enjoyable.


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Conclusion & Farewell:

Embark on an extraordinary adventure with Tourist Link Trek & Expedition to Everest Base Camp, where we redefine adventure with unparalleled comfort. Enjoy plush accommodations featuring warm, cozy rooms, relish delectable meals, and receive support from our dedicated guide and porter. At Tourist Link Trek and Expedition, we prioritize service quality, earning a reputation for excellence and positive client feedback. Join us for a journey led by professional, knowledgeable, and down-to-earth guides, providing an in-depth exploration of Everest Base Camp and a lifetime of adventure. Your comfort and satisfaction are our priorities as we strive to make your trek an unforgettable experience.

Why Tourist Link Trek & Expedition?

  • Run by a Nepali local expert.
  • Local Sherpa guide with Professional service.
  • Contribute to charity inside Nepal.
  • Tourist Link Trek & Expedition supports orphan kids with education and 10% of its revenue goes toward charitable works.
  • Endorse eco-friendly tourism.
  • To create less Carbon footprint.
  • Benefit Local Nepali Operator.


Upon your arrival in Nepal, seamless customs formalities await you, ensuring a smooth transition into this enchanting land. Our dedicated representative extends a warm greeting, ushering you into a world of hospitality. A comfortable transfer takes you to a deluxe hotel, promising a delightful sojourn amid modern amenities and cultural charm. Your journey unfolds with a comprehensive briefing from an experienced guide, detailing the nuances of your curated package. This thoughtful introduction sets the stage for an immersive experience, where every moment is designed to be memorable. Embrace the warmth of Nepal's hospitality from the very beginning of your adventure.

Indulge in an early breakfast before embarking on an exhilarating Kathmandu Tour. Explore UNESCO-listed gems like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Bouddhanath (Nepal's largest Stupa), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (Ancient Royal Residence). Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Kathmandu's time-forgotten culture. This adventure offers ample opportunities to delve into the historical and spiritual heritage of the city, ensuring an enriching experience that resonates with the essence of Nepal.

Embark on an exciting journey from Kathmandu to the picturesque Manaslu Valley. After navigating the Thankot check post and tracing the scenic Prithvi Highway, veer off towards Arughat, a bustling bazaar and the largest populated place in the valley. Continuing north from Arughat Bazar, the trail leads to the tranquil bank of the Budhi Gandaki River, where our camp awaits. This strategic route unfolds the natural beauty and cultural vibrancy of the Manaslu region, setting the stage for an unforgettable trekking experience.

Embark on a scenic trek from the camp, tracing the Budhi Gandaki River's picturesque banks through quaint villages, hills, and enchanting pine and rhododendron forests. Cross the Soti River on your journey towards Liding Village. Finally, reach the charming Machhakhola nestled along the Budhi Gandaki's edge. Unwind and rest at a cozy teahouse, surrounded by the serene ambiance of this riverside haven, making for a delightful overnight stay during your Manaslu Valley adventure.

Embark on an enchanting journey from Sotikhola, traversing a vibrant forest teeming with colorful local birds. The trail meanders through the lush greenery of Sal and Chilaune, passing dispersed settlements and eventually reaching expansive pasture lands. As we progress, the path leads through Lapu Besi, followed by a steep descent to Khorlabesi, a large village inhabited by the Gurung ethnic community. Descend further to Tatopani, a spot known for its hot springs, before ascending the hill to reunite with the Budhi Gandaki River. Crossing the river via a suspension bridge, the trail leads to Dovan, with additional bridges at Lauri, culminating in the picturesque village of Jagat.

In Jagat, trekking permits are diligently checked, a reminder of its significance as the main Maoist stronghold during the insurgency. Following a brief riverside stretch, ascend steeply to Salleri (1440m), relishing breathtaking views of Sringi Mountain. Descend to Sirdibas, an enclave rich in Buddhist culture. Cross a suspension bridge, ascend to the Gurung village of Philim via Ekle Bhatti, and continue through to Lokpa, the inaugural village in Tsum Valley. Immerse yourself in the serene ambiance, culminating in an overnight stay that promises a glimpse into the heart of Tsum's cultural tapestry.

In Lokpa, agriculture thrives as the primary occupation, with barley terraces defining the landscape. Descend through lush forests, cross a bridge, and ascend steep stone steps northward. The journey unfolds to Ghumlong (2130m), traversing Ripchet, leading to the Siyar River. Cross a log bridge, ascend to Chumling, and revel in the majestic south face views of Shringi Mountain. This scenic trek through terraced fields, dense forests, and charming villages provides a captivating journey, offering a glimpse into the agrarian way of life against the backdrop of the awe-inspiring Himalayan vistas.

Departing from Chumling, traverse a suspension bridge and proceed through lush crop fields transitioning into a scenic forest. Revel in panoramic views of Ganesh Himal along the trail. Progressing to Rinjam, cross the Serpu River and ascend to Upper Tsum. Arrive at Chhokangpar or Chhekampar, a harmonious amalgamation of Chhokang and Paro villages, offering a captivating close-up view of Ganesh Mountain. This leg of the journey seamlessly combines natural beauty with cultural immersion, creating an unforgettable experience in the heart of Tsum Valley.

Chances of High Altitude Sickness prevail from Chhekampar onwards. We will visit the death place of great saint Lama Kongchog. Local people speak Tsumba language in this region. Head east and follow ascending trail to Rachen Gompa. Visit the nearby Milarepa cave. Crossing Shiyar River, we will walk through villages of Phurbe and Pangdun to arrive at Chhule. We will make final ascend for the day to Nile.

Embark on a cultural exploration, visiting the Dhephu Doma Nunnery before progressing towards Mu Gompa. Note that the nunnery strictly prohibits male entry. The journey unfolds along mesmerizing mani walls and chortens, leading to Mu Gompa, among the oldest monasteries in Tsum Valley. Explore nearby attractions such as Kalung and Bhajyo, each holding cultural significance. Revel in the breathtaking sight of the Lungdang glacier from Mu Gompa, marking the culmination of your trek. This Gompa, nestled in the Manaslu region, offers a unique blend of spirituality and natural splendor, making it a memorable destination in the heart of the Himalayas.

As our Tsum Valley exploration concludes, we trace our steps from Mu Gompa on the 11th day. Journeying through the valley, we revisit Chhule and Phurbe, crossing the Siyar River. The trail leads to the serene Rachen Gompa, where the panoramic view of Punchen Himal captivates. Delight in the tranquil ambiance and cultural richness, culminating in an overnight stay at Rachen Gompa. This homeward trek offers a reflective experience, allowing you to savor the memories of Tsum Valley's cultural tapestry and stunning landscapes before bidding farewell to this enchanting region.

Delve into the cultural richness of Rachen Gompa before embarking on a southern journey. A brief hike leads to a bridge crossing, guiding the descent to Chhokang Paro. The trail further meanders to Chumling, progressing to the lower altitude of Gho. Pause at a small Gompa, then descend to the Siyar River, reaching Dumje. This homeward trail offers a blend of cultural immersion and scenic beauty, creating a memorable trekking experience in the heart of Tsum Valley.

Embarking from Dumje, pass by a small school, and venture into the enchanting pine forest. The trail winds through a steep ascent adorned with vibrant prayer flags, offering breathtaking views of Manaslu and Ganesh Mountains. Your journey culminates at the serene Lungdang Gompa nunnery, a haven nestled amid awe-inspiring natural beauty. This day promises a harmonious blend of cultural exploration and mountain vistas, making it a memorable chapter in your Tsum Valley trekking experience.

Descend from the prayer flag-adorned Lungdang Gompa, enjoying scenic vistas of Ganesh Mountain. The trail undulates with uphill and downhill stretches, leading to Rainjam. Continuing towards Ripchet, the path unfolds a captivating journey through diverse landscapes. As the day concludes, find respite in a cozy teahouse in Ripchet, surrounded by the tranquil ambiance of the Tsum Valley. This leg of the trek seamlessly combines natural beauty with cultural immersion, ensuring a memorable overnight stay in this picturesque region.

Embarking after breakfast from Ripchet, descend through dense pine forests abundant in wildlife and lush vegetation. The trail gracefully leads to the riverbank, where a crossing brings you to Dovan. Nestled amid natural beauty, this serene location serves as an ideal overnight stop. Immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings, as the Tsum Valley trek continues to unveil the diverse landscapes and vibrant ecosystems of this enchanting Himalayan region.

Embrace an early start, savoring morning tea before setting forth to Dovan. Traverse dispersed settlements in Khorlabesi, tracing the path to the Soti River. At Khorlabesi, choose the trail leading towards Arughat. Arrive at the tranquil Soti Khola for an overnight stay, relishing the serene ambiance of this riverside haven. This part of the journey encapsulates both cultural encounters and scenic beauty, creating a memorable experience as you progress towards the culmination of your Tsum Valley trek.

Cross the Soti River, traverse crop fields, and meander through settlements, arriving at the vibrant marketplace of Arughat Bazaar. This bustling hub offers a dynamic blend of local culture and commerce. Enjoy an overnight stay in Arughat, concluding your Tsum Valley trek with a comfortable retreat in this lively town.

The captivating Tsum Valley Trek concludes in Arughat, and we embark on a picturesque drive back to Kathmandu. The scenic journey unfolds with rivers and mountains as a backdrop. Enroute, a delightful stop at Malekhu offers a taste of the renowned fish dish. Finally, you'll be transferred to a comfortable hotel in Kathmandu, ensuring a pleasant and relaxing stay, marking the end of your enriching adventure in the Himalayas.

On the final day of your package, our team will assist you with last-minute preparations. A dedicated representative will accompany you to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your scheduled flight, ensuring a seamless departure. Wishing you a safe and pleasant journey! We look forward to welcoming you again soon for more memorable adventures in the enchanting landscapes of Nepal.

What's included?

  • All necessary grounded transportation by private vehicle including airport transfer
  • Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Two night accommodation with breakfast at 3 star category Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
  • Three daily meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
  • One highly experienced helpful and friendly guide (English speaking and Government licensed holder guide)
  • Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter) there food, accommodation, Salary, equipment and including staff insurance
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion
  • Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • All necessary paper work and Special permits (Manaslu area permit, ACAP and MCAP) Please bring 3 passport size photographs
  • All Local/Government Taxes and office service charge
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Farewell dinner before departure
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company

What's not included?

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Snacks and other expenses
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Emergency evacuation if required
  • Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
  • Tips and donations for guides and porters.
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend

Fixed Departures

Sorry, No fixed departure dates availabe, Please request for Private Trip

Essential Information

Tsum Valley Trek what you need know ?

When to Go?

March to May and mid-September to November are ideal times to go on trekking in Nepal. However, you can do the trek throughout the year, excluding harsh winter and heavy monsoon period for better experiences. Read more...

Gear Checklist

Gears and equipment assure your safety and smooth trekking experiences as you enter the Himalayas. With essential equipment, you can add some of the other specific ones which most probably will come handy in the trek. A reliable preparation from your side is a positive step for successful trekking and climbing expedition. Read more...

Food, drinking water, and accommodation facilities

The menu for everyday foods gets slimmer with a significant rise in altitude. One can always find a warm tea and basic local staple in the lodges or teahouses operating here. Natural drinking water sources, as well as Drinking water taps, are available throughout the trail. Accommodations might lose even some of the basic facilities as we move higher up in the trails of Himalayas. Read more...

Trip Permit

To enter and trek the protected and restricted segments of Nepal, you will have to take special permits from the government of Nepal for the sole purpose of preserving the people and nature of these areas. Read more...

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is one of the primary concern while trekking in the areas of higher altitude. You must be prepared and act quickly if the symptoms appear during the trek. Using some prevention techniques, you can slow down and minimize the symptoms of Altitude sickness up to some extent. Read More...

Physical condition and experience requirements

Different types and levels of trekking might require a certain minimum fitness level to accomplish. With the guides, you can make up for the segments of lacking experience of trekking. Nepal also offers a lot of different varieties of the trek which the trekkers of any age or physical condition can do. Selection of optimal trekking program is best for both parties. Read more...


Weather in the Higher Himalayas is always unpredictable. Regular monitoring and contact help us to be safe from any unforeseen change of weather in most cases. With the presence of a licensed guide, you can take correct destinations and make the most of the trek. Read more...

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