Tsum Valley Trek - 18 Days



If you have decided for an incredibly adventurous destination, then Tsum valley trek is the one. It is one of the amazing hiking trips to Nepal. The crystal clear landscapes, gigantic white Himalayas, local mountain villages and the breathtaking scenarios are the major attraction of this journey. The spectacular mountain views of Ganesh Himal, Buddha Himal, and Shringi Himal can also be enjoyed side by side



Tsum Valley Trek is an outrageous trek in steep trails in which the valley itself is isolated from the sprinkles of modernity. With the uncluttered and untouched community by the modernism, Tsum Valley and Manaslu region show the ancient Buddhist and Tibetan culture as well as beautiful scenic nature in raw form. So, if you’re a travel connoisseur who finds tranquility in a cherish and silent environment, then this place is highly suggested to you to embrace the beauty of the Manaslu Region. The Tsum Valley is named after the Tibetan word “tsombo” which means “vivid” and as described by Guru Rimpoche “the holy hidden valley of happiness.”

The trek starts by driving by bus from Kathmandu to Arughat where the trekking begins in earnest. The trail accompanies the enraged Budhi Gandaki River for four days staying in tea houses in the villages of Soti Khola, Maccha, Jagat, and Eklelbhatti. Then from Ekelbhatti, the road heads northeast into the mesmerizing Tsum Valley traveling for the village of MuGompa. This is the turnaround point and the route goes descending back down to the Tsum Valley in order to re-join the Manaslu Circuit Trek at the lovely village of Deng. You spend 5-6 days in the “hidden valley of happiness” which is well worth the effort as it is an opportunity to leave the 21st century behind and hit monasteries that are over 100 years old and learn unique Tibetan culture.

Manaslu Tsum valley trek growing its fame as this area is a good alternative for those seeking for vividness in topography. Layered by the different landscapes from semi-tropical to pure alpine forests, this place has everything from lush rhododendron forest winded by the lovely waterfall accompanying in the trail. The trail accompanying the lovely desolated natural entities and present it in very raw form. Throw in the ever-present mule and yak teams addressing the basic requirements of life through the valley, plentiful wildlife expecting to beguile at every turn of the pathway, and the flexible and ceaselessly cheering inhabitants with their welcoming bearing, and you truly have one of Nepal’s most amazing experiences.

The Panoramic views of the Ganesh Himal and Siringi Himal range display as the path heads towards Lopka, while from Chhokoang Paro onwards the compact landscapes give way to the lofty regions of the valley and the cultural time capsule that the local Tibetan community pictures, with its numerous Buddhist sanctuaries, monuments, and the general air of spirituality that permeates the entire valley’s atmosphere – a night spent at one of the monasteries add even further to the sense of wonder and complex.


Day 01: Arrival in the national capital, Kathmandu (1300m)

Day 02: Exploration and looking national capital

Day 03: Drive from the national capital to Soti Khola (700 m).

Day 04: Trek from Soti Khola to Machhekhola (930m).

Day 05: Walk from Machhakhola to Jagat (1340 m).

Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Lokpa (2240m).

Day 07: Hike from Lokpa to Chumling (3030m).

Day 08: Trek from Chumling to Chhokangparo (3010m).

Day 09: Trek to the alluring Nile (3361m) via visiting Visit Milarepa Piren Phu Cave on the way

Day 10: Hike to Mu Gompa (3700m) and back to the Nile

Day 11: Trek from the Nile to Chokkang Paro (3010m) via Rachen Gumba (3240m)

12: Hike from Chokkangparo (3010m) to Ripchet (2468m)

Day 13: Walk from Ripchet to Eklebhatti (2670m)

Day 14: Trek from Eklebhatti to Dovan (2500m)

Day 15: Hike from Dovan to Laprubesi (880m)

Day 16: Trek from Laprubesi to Arughat Bazar (608m)

Day 17: Arughat Bazar drive to Kathmandu (1400m)

Day 18: Departure to an international airport.

Trip Highlights:

  • The amazing scenic ride from Kathmandu to Sotikhola
  • Ancient Mu Gompa & Lungdang Gompas in Tsum valley
  • Holy Milarepa Piren Phu Cave (pigeon cave), the most divine cave in the Tsum valley.
  • The traditional Dephyudonma and Rachen monastery, the oldest monasteries in the Tsum valley
  • Hiking around Mt Manaslu, the world’s eighth tallest mountain
  • Side trip around the lovely turquoise side of Ganesh Himal
  • Astonishing Monasteries, Typical Tibetan village and their rich culture.
  • Sumptuous view of glaciers, Lakes, rock and mountain of Mt. Manasalu.
  • The unusual cultural blend of Tibetan Nupri and Gurung inhabitants
  • The Lovely ancient Buddhist stupas, monasteries, and Tibetan lifestyle.
  • Witness incredibly diverse scenery with rich in wildlife.
  • An antiquated dealing route to Tibet.
  • Less cackled path than other trekking regions.


Day 1
Arrival in the national capital, Kathmandu (1400m).

After arriving in the lovely capital if Nepal via Tribhuwan International Airport, our agents will be there to receive you and transfer you to one of the standard hotels of Kathmandu.

Day 2
Exploration and looking national capital.

You’ll have a very wonderful time by exploring some of the greatest cultural and historical heritages of Kathmandu. Have a very gracious time and prepare for your trekking by buying some of the crucial recommended gears.

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (700 m). -7-8 hours.

The lovely drive in the alluring morning takes us to the west of Kathmandu valley. The journey from Kathmandu to Dhading Besi over a paved road highway is comfortable. You would be thrilled by the views of green hills, beautiful terraces, cultivations, and some rivers. Then when we cross the Trishuli river, the bumpy drive begins. It will take approximately three hours to reach Arughat. You can enjoy the diverse panoramas, greenery, and countryside life while riding. Arughat is a little town with a hospitable Newari settlement. Then from Arughat, we will again ride towards Soti Khola. The tiring two hours bus/jeep ride starts after passing a bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River.

Day 4
Trek from Soti Khola to Machhekhola (930m). - 6 hours.

After having early morning energizing breakfast, we will start our trek. We will pass through the suspension bridge across Soti Khola. The trek trail passes through a forest of mighty Sal then we will reach a moraine. From the tip of the ridge, we can see the splashing vast Budi Gandaki River. On proceeding further, we will arrive in Khursane. Then from the rocky tracks, we'll pass through some tropical waterfalls, cliffs, and terraces. Wandering through the beautiful trail, we will descend towards Machcha Khola village. Overnight in Maccha Khola village.

Day 5
Walk from Machhakhola to Jagat (1340 m). 7 hours.

Our next day begins with set off on the trekking path towards Jagat. The trek starts as we will follow the narrow trail towards Tharo Khola which eventually leads to Khorlabesi from where you can witness the panorama of Ganesh Himal. After a few hours of crossing two suspension bridges over west of Budi Gandaki, we will reach to a rocky trail. We should follow that Rocky trail until we reach Jagat.

Day 6
Trek from Jagat to Lokpa (2240m).

The following day begins with an entrance in restricted Tsum valley, the police check-post will be waiting for us to register your special trekking permits. After the energy-boosting breakfast and alluring panorama of Shiringi Himal, we'll head towards the rocky trail, which has elevation as well as dropouts. After lovely lunch in the local lodge, we'll head towards Lokpa after crossing the Manaslu circuit trail in Philim. Overnight in Lokpa

Day 7
Hike from Lokpa to Chumling (3030m).

Beginning our day by filling breakfast in Lokpa, we will start hiking uphill. The trail crosses uphill which eventually leads to the ridge from where the panoramic view of Ganesh Himal is seen. And our journey will lead us to Ganesh Mountain Base Camp. After advancing further from the base camp, we reach to Chumling. Chumling is a lovely village located towards the southward direction of the elegant Shingri Himal. It is also known as the Lower Tsum. Overnight in Chumling.

Day 8
Trek from Chumling to Chhokangparo (3010m).

On this day, we enter the upper valley, part of the Inner Himalaya. The trail continues along the Syar River down to Domje and then rises over to the largest city in Tsum valley. A beautiful village of Gho has distinctive Gomba. From there we will continue our uphill climbing and then trek to arrive at Chhokangparo. During a clear day, we can have majestic views of Himalchuli and Ganesh Himal from Chhokangparo. From Chhokangparo, where we will have the chance to have the hospitality of local people greeting with traditional Tibetan Chiya and local meal. Overnight in Chhokangparo.

Day 9
Trek to the alluring Nile (3361m) via visiting Visit Milarepa Cave on the way

After leaving Chokkangparo, we continue trekking in the trail. The hospitality and lovely faces of people make our hike more enjoyable. After some time, we reach in the village called Lamagaun we continue our trek and descend to the river and climb to Rachen Gompa, a very significant monastery. We come across many mules and traders in Lar. They come from the border with China. It is simmering to find yourself in the place where everywhere you look there are small monasteries, chortens, Mani walls, prayer flags, yaks. We accompany the trail upstream and pass the villages of Phurbe, Pangdun, and come to our terminating place the Nile. Overnight in the Nile.

Day 10
Hike to Mu Gompa (3700m) and back to Nile.

Next day commences bypassing Shiar Khola over a wooden bridge and proceed high above the river. We will come across a really beautiful naturally diversified locality which has rich flora and fauna. We reach to Mu Gompa, a big monastery. Mu Gompa is the last inhabited place in the Tsum Valley which is located in the highest and farthest point, established in 1895 at the height of 3510m. After lunch, we tour Mu Gompa and accompany a small path to a “hidden” nunnery: Dhephyodoma Gompa. Looking back, we can notice the river rumbling down and many mules and yaks coming back from China. After the journey to Mu Gumba, we reverse the trail back to the Nile. Overnight in the Nile. Next day commences bypassing Shiar Khola over a wooden bridge and proceed high above the river. We will come across a really beautiful naturally diversified locality which has rich flora and fauna. We reach to Mu Gompa, a big monastery. Mu Gompa is the last inhabited place in the Tsum Valley which is located in the highest and farthest point, established in 1895 at the height of 3510m. After lunch, we tour Mu Gompa and accompany a small path to a “hidden” nunnery: Dhephyodoma Gompa. Looking back, we can notice the river rumbling down and many mules and yaks coming back from China. After the journey to Mu Gumba, we reverse the trail back to the Nile. Overnight in the Nile.

Day 11
Trek from Nile (3361m) to Chokkangparo via Rachen Gumba (3240m).

We descend the trail, this time via Rachen Gumba as a retreat. The retracing trails are located in the Shiar Khola Valley in the foothills of the cliffs bordering Nepal and Tibet. And then we will head the same trail to Chokkangparo. Overnight in Chokkangparo.

Day 12
Hike from Chokkangparo to Ripchet (2468m)

The next day begins with leaving Chokkangparo behind by catching the trail of Dumje which leads to a bit large settlement of Ripchet. To reach Ripchet, we have to cross through the lush forest and have to cross two wooden bridges. Ripchet is a big village with ± 60 houses. We are most likely welcomed by the hospitable dwellers to observe their house for the night. Overnight in Ripchet.

Day 13
Walk from Ripchet to Eklebhatti (2370m)

We will be retracing our way back to Eklebhatti via rocky steep trails. Witness the picturesque views of Ganesh and Shiring Himal one last time and embrace it in your memories. Overnight in Eklebhatti.

Day 14
Trek from Eklebhatti to Dovan (2500m).

Begin your day by retreating your foot tracks back to trails. You’ll see many hospitable local people aweing the beautiful smile on their face which makes this hike even more delighting. Overnight in Dovan.

Day 15
Hike from Dovan to Lapubesi (880m).

The beautiful alluring day will start by energy boosting breakfast in Dovan which will give us energy to head back towards Lapubesi. Get astonished by the scenic greenery of place. Overnight in Lapubesi.

Day 16
Trek from Lapubesi to Arughat bazar (608m). -6 hours.

Retrace your footprints back to Arughat bazar. Shop some memorable goods if you wish. Overnight in Arughat bazar. Overnight in Arughat bazar.

Day 17
Arughat Bazar drive to Kathmandu 6 hours.

The scenic drive from Arughat Bazar to Kathmandu is really memorable and leaves a different charisma. Enjoy your ride and embrace the panorama of beautiful cliffs. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 18
Departure to an international airport.

You’ll be heading back to your home by bidding farewell to Nepal and its amazing hospitable people. Make sure you open the suitcase of beautiful memories you cratered in Nepal.

Cost Included

  • Complimentary airport picks up and drops off
  • Complimentary welcome dinner
  • Two-night stay in a standard hotel in Kathmandu with Breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • All drive tickets from Kathmandu to Soti Khola.
  • All necessary special trekking permits for Tsum valley Manaslu Circuit Trek permit TIMS card, etc.
  • All accommodation during the trek
  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • Fresh fruit each day if and when available
  • Complementary duffel bag/agency T-shirt
  • Government licensed and first-aid trained professional local guide who speaks English
  • First-aid kit
  • Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation, etc.
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary
  • Agency service charge and government tax/VAT including airport tax
  • Certificate of achievement

Cost Excluded

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Riding horse along the trek
  • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, loss of property and theft, etc.
  • Sightseeing costs.
  • All liquors, snacks, and additional charges such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wi-Fi, etc.
  • Gratitude and tips to staff

What We Need?



Trekking without trekking gears can be very difficult as well as very inflicting in nature. And when you’re residing on somewhere new it’s really very necessary to take care of your health and other basic needs. So here are the basic recommended gears you need to make this trek easy, simple, and not dangerous.

It’s very necessary to wear the outfit according to the situation and place. So here are some of the essential clothing gears required for trekking.
 Boots or shoes suited to the terrain
 Socks (synthetic or wool)
 Extra clothing (beyond the minimum expectation)
 Quick-drying pants and shorts
 Rainwear (jacket and pants)
 Long underwear
 Warm, insulated jacket or vest
 Fleece pants
 Gloves or mittens
 Warm hat
 Bandana (if necessary)
 Spare plastics to distinct clean clothes and dirty clothes.

It’s very essential to take of your own health and hygiene from the new weather condition. So here are some of the apparatus that might be needed while trekking period.
 Sunscreen
 Sunglasses
 Sun hat
 Toilet paper
 Urinary products
 Sanitation trowel (if no washroom)
 Baby wipes
 Sanitizers and alcohol wipes


To capture moments, to withdraw money, and to trek in a very efficient manner here are some technical gears that should be packed.
 Binoculars
 Camera
 Credit cards/ATM cards
 Trekking sticks and duffle bags
 Books/GPS navigators
P.S: This is just an outline itinerary package which is not mandatory to choose. You can customize according to your necessities and desires.

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Trip Facts

  • Tourist Vehicle
  • 2-20
  • 4400m.
  • Hotel and Tea House Lodges
  • Moderate
  • Kathmandu Airport
  • Kathmandu Airport
  • Autumn & Spring
  • Trained Trekking Guide
  • Trekking
  • 3 Meals a Day
  • English