Tsum Valley Trek

    All about the Tsum Valley Trek.

    Highlights of Tsum Valley Trek

      • Breathtaking drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and from Besisahar to Kathmandu
      • Immaculate Budhi Gandaki River Valley
      • Captivating view of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh, and others.
      • Untouched and sacred caves and monasteries
      • Satisfying hospitality of people and attractive Tibetan culture of Nuri people.
      • Unspoiled Flora and Fauna
      • An adventurous journey through tropical green hills and pine and oak forest.

    Tsum Valley Trek

    Tsum comes from the Tibetan word “Tsombo” which means vivid. Tsum Valley Trek is one of the peculiar trekking that you can do in the Manaslu region. This trekking will take you on that journey of hidden Tibetan Buddhist land. It lies in the most cloistered Himalayan valleys. The previously restricted region was recently opened for outsiders in 2008. This trek grants you that unique occasion of setting your foot around Ganesh Himal, SringiHimal, and BouddhaHimal ranges. Tsumbas, Tibetan origin ethnic group resides in the region. So, we will also be experiencing a unique culture, art, and religion. So, to explore and experience this vivid region, Duke Nepal offers the best this Trek.

    Tsum valley lies in the northern part of Manaslu and used to be an important trade link with Tibet. There is a mind-boggling culture in Tsum valley that you may encounter. All the brothers in the family are married to a single girl.

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    Moreover, the dense alpine forest, terraced fields, glacial rivers, and soul-satisfying hospitality is ready to welcome you on every path. The highest point in this trekking trail is Mu Gompa measuring a height of 4000m approximately. Furthermore, you will be encountering ancient Gombas like Rachen Gomba, Mu Gompa, Dephyudonma Gompa in this region.

    What you may find more fascinating is that you will be sharing some food with local people. So, you should be ready to rough it a little bit. If you are not ready to rough it a little bit, then this trek is probably not for you.

    Trekking Trail 

    Tsum Valley trek starts from Arughat, a seven hours drive from Kathmandu. The first half of the trek ascends through the Budi Gandaki valley. Dense forests, terraced fields, and hill villages are the attraction of the first half trek. As soon as you leave the Manaslu circuit, you will see a different world. Untouched culture, amazing landscapes, and very little development are what you can expect on the trail. Similarly, you will be passing the lower Budi Gandaki regions of Liding, Macchakhola, Jagat, and Philim.

    Moreover, the trail will take you to the virgin countryside with the villages like Chhokangpro. This village is very in both natural and cultural sites. Furthermore, the noteworthy religious monuments are the longest mani walls at Dzong and Phurpe. There is less than luxurious accommodation and no cell phone reception on this trek.


    If you are wondering about the permits for trekking in the region. It is the pleasure to announce that the trekking permit of Tsum valley is cheaper than the Manaslu Circuit Trek. We can complete the whole trek in 17-20 days. It is one of the enrapturing trekking to dot living and untouched Tibetan culture and wildlife.

    Accommodation and Meals

    We Duke Nepal Treks and Expedition offer star-rated hotels and normal guest houses as per your demand in Kathmandu along with International cuisines. You will be accompanied by highly trained porters and cooks throughout your trekking and camping. We will provide comfortable dining, kitchen, crew, restroom tents, and sleeping materials like mattresses, Sleeping bags, etc.


    Warm Clothes, Down Jacket, trousers, T-shirt, Hiking Boot, Sunglass, Sun cream, Knife, Walking Steak, day backpack, Head Light, Sleeping Bag, etc. These are the equipment which you must carry during the trek.


    Liner socks, Trekking shirts short sleeve, Thermal underwear, fleece sweaters lightweight, one heavier Easy drying long sleeved base layer shirts, woolen blends trekking socks, pair trekking pants with zipping off bottoms

    Outer layers

    down vest, wind/rain proof over layer – jacket and pants, peak hat, headband, Warm winter hat, lightweight thermal layer hat, pair gloves, down jacket, Pair trekking boots, pair down booties Great for keeping feet warm in tent and while sleeping. Pair flip-flops (for late-night bathroom runs)


    Altitude sickness is a significant risk when trekking on any trails above about 2,500m. However good health, proper care, and drinking plenty of water will definitely help you to prevent altitude sickness. Every trekker needs to be familiar with the heights so, for this, we have life-saving acclimatization days during the trek, peak climbing, and expedition. We also provide certain medical support for your relief and emergency rescue through helicopter whenever guests require it.

    Best Season 

    Spring and autumn

    Permit Cost

    September-November USD 35.00 per person for the first 8 days.

    December-August USD 25.00 per person for the first 8 days

    Besides Trekking, We are also the best Nepal Tour Package operator in Nepal.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by our car, van and bus
    • Accommodation as required by you or as specified in the appropriate itinerary
    • City tour with our guides in private car, van or bus if appropriate
    • All typical Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners)
    • 3 Cup of teas during the trek
    • English speaking Guide depending on the place
    • Local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
    • Airfares including taxes as appropriate for internal flight transfer which is a part of trekking itinerary
    • All our government taxes
    • Official expense
    • First aid kits
    • Map
    • Availability of Duke Nepal Personnel in emergency
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Certain lunches and dinners as explained in the trekking itinerary
    • Your travel insurance which is compulsory
    • Your International Plane fare and airport taxes
    • Appropriate visa fees
    • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
    • Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
    • Meals not listed in the itinerary.
    • Personal expenses such as room service, internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
    • Personal trekking equipment and gear
    • Certain sightseeing entrance fees
    • Gratuities, tips to guides, porters, drivers, etc. (not compulsory)


    1. Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu

      Our company representatives will be in Kathmandu Airport for your warm welcome and to shift you towards luxury tourist standard hotel. We organize a welcome dinner today in one of the famous restaurant in town and enjoy Nepalese food. Before going to bed, our guide will do short briefing about the trek. Overnight at Kathmandu

    2. Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing

      As we all know that Kathmandu is the cultural and traditional hub which is abundant with numerious heritage sites such as Basantapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Buddhanath, Swaymbunath and Pashupatinath which are also enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This full day site seeing offers you the wonderful chance to explore the authentic Nepali culture and tradition with mindblowing hostipality of golden hearted Nepalese people.Overnight at Kathmandu

    3. Day 3 Kathmandu-Arughat Bazaar(550m)-Soti Khola(700m)

      After your breakfast, you will be taken to scenic drive to Bazaar of Arughat along the Trishuli river. The road trip will pass through Dhading Beshi from Kathmandu. Upon reaching Dhading Beshi, you will be driving north for Arughat for few hours. After some driving, you will reach Arughat Bazaar, village lying at both sides of Budigandaki. Arughat Bazaar is popular trade centre of the region. From Arughat drive to Soti Khola. Overnight at Soti Khola.

      Driving Time-7-8 Hours

    4. Day 4 Soti Khola(700m)-Macchakhola(869m)

      The day begins with the breakfast. The trail passes through beautiful Sal forest after crossing the bridge. Then, you will climb the ridges above Budhigandaki river. Then, you will be passing different small villages and climbf further until reaching valley at the junction where different enthnic group mixes at Budhigadaki river. Then, the trail descends along the sandy river bed. Then, cross anther suspension bridge to reach Machha Khola village.  Overnight at Maccha Khola.

      Trekking Time-6-7 Hours

    5. Day 5 Machhakhola(869m)-Jagat(1340m)

      In our fifth day, you will cross a stream, the Maccha Khola. Then after crossing another Tharokhola stream, you will head uphill to the small village of Khorlaesi. Then after few more ascend and descend, you will see a small hot spring in Tatopani. Then, the route switches to left bank of the river by suspension bridge. Then, upon climbing well crafted staircase you will reach tea house at Doban after crossing small section of forest. Then after crossing another suspension bridge over Yaru Khola, you will be climbing again over a ridge. Trek along the river and continue the ascend towards marvellous village of Jagat. Overnight at Jagat.

      Trekking Time-7-8 Hours

    6. Day 6 Jagat(1340m)-Lokpa(2240m)

      From Jagat, you will climb to rocky ridge that takes you to Salleri. Then the trekking trail descend to Sirdibas. Then the course continues to Ghatta Khola. Then continue to a simple bridge and climb up to Philim, amazing Gurung village. From Philim, walk to north across woodland that offers beautiful view of narrow herbal melancholy. Then continue to north Gum Afghan monetary unit, you woll reach Lokpa. Overnight at Lokpa.

      Trekking Time-6-7 Hours

    7. Day 7 Lokpa(2240m)-Chumling(2385m)

      To reach Chumling village, trekking trail from Lokpa descend through green forest, bridges and stairs that can be frightening. Then, ascend north through pine forests and slopes that is steep. Then, you will be reaching Chumling. You need to be careful while crossing wooden bridge of Shiar Khola as the bridge is quite dangerous. Chumling village is awe-inspiring village rendering amazing Buddhist culture, monasteries, and picturesque view of stunning Ganesh Himal. Overnight at Chumling.

      Trekking Time-5 Hours

    8. Day 8 Chumling(2385m)-Chhokang Paro(3031m)
    9. Day 9 Chhokang Paro(3031m)-Nile(3361m)
    10. Day 10 Nile(3361m)-Mu Gompa(3700m)-Back to Nile(3361m)
    11. Day 11 Nile(3361m)-Chhokang Paro(3031m)
    12. Day 12 Chhokang Paro(3031m)-Lokpa(2240m)
    13. Day 13 Lokpa(2240m)-Jagat(1340m)
    14. Day 14 Jagat(1340m)-Machhakhola(869m)
    15. Day 15 Macchakhola(869m)-Soti Khola(700m) 3.5 Hours Trek and drive back to KTM
    16. Day 16 Leisure ans shopping day at Kathmandu
    17. Day 17 Departure