Nepal Holiday Treks and TOurs

Tsum Valley Trek

17 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
From Kathmandu to Arughat bazaar to Kathmandu by private jeep .
Best Season
March, April, May, September, October and November.
Accommodation in tea house during the trek .
3 meal a day(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) and 3 coupe of Tea/Coffee during trek .
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route


    • The largest and oldest monastery MU Gompa
    • The snow- capped mountains, waterfalls, rivers, caves, suspension bridges and valleys
    • Less traveled trekking route and off the beaten path of Manaslu region
    • Known for its rich Buddhist culture, Monasteries and traditional lifestyle of locals
    • Hidden valley lies on the foothills of Ganesh Himal (7422 m)
    • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Arughat follows Budhi Gandaki River and waterfalls
    • Beautiful pine, variety of rhododendrons and juniper forests
    • Observe Mani walls, prayer flags and Khata on the trail


Tsum valley trek

Tsum Valley Trek is a rugged, less-traveled trekking trail near the Tibetan border in the northern Gorkha province. Trekking began there in 2008. Trekking in Nepal is a popular and hard activity for individuals who enjoy exploring distant locations and learning about the distinct culture and traditions of the Himalayan people. The journey begins at Arughat, proceeds down the Budhi Gandaki River, and passes by stunning waterfalls. Ascending further will reward you with breathtaking views of the valleys and mountains covered with snow.

Located in the foothills of Ganesh Himal (7422 m), Tsum Valley is a hidden valley renowned for its rich Buddhist culture, historic monasteries and traditional way of life. The main attractions of this trek are the Rachen Gompa and MU Gompa, which are reached by trekking. With over 100 monks living there MU Gompa is 400-year old monastery. Situated at an elevation of 3700m in the Tsum valley, this monastery is the oldest and largest one. You will see chortens, prayer flags, and mani walls along the route.

All things considered as  the Tsum Valley Trek is and exciting  trekking route that passes through numerous charming little villages, such as Machhakhola, Jagat, Chumling, and Chhekampar, where you can learn about the distinctive customs of the locals and feel their warm hospitality. Nonetheless, it's a moderate to exciting hike that calls for a decent level of fitness and prior high-altitude trekking experience (though it's not required).

Culture and Religion in Tsum valley

The majority of the locals in Tsum Valley are Tibetan, and they speak a distinct language. They firmly believe in Buddhism. In Tsum Valley, people offer prayers to various Bodhisattvas and Buddha Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava). In addition, they install player flags, mani walls, khata, light butter lamps in monasteries, and hold the notion that lamas reincarnate. The majority of people commemorate the Lhosar festival, which takes place in January or February. For ten to fifteen days, people visit monasteries and hang fresh prayer flags in their homes to commemorate the New Year. They also offer delectable food as a means of greetings and well wishes. The Dhuchyang festival, held in December or January, is another significant celebration for the people of Tsum Valley. praying and visiting monasteries.

Foods and lodging

In Nepal, all trekking is centered around teahouses, which entail lodging and dining in regional lodges. The mountain tea houses offer a breathtaking view from their simple, usually double-occupancy rooms that include a wooden bed, blanket, mattress, pillow, and shared bathroom facilities. Similarly, there are single rooms that can accommodate a female traveler traveling alone.

Even though the food is abundant and excellent, we eat at teahouses. They serve soup, seasonal vegetables, rice, and a selection of potato and noodle dishes. You can have pancakes, corn flakes, peanut butter, honey, and jam on French toast, as well as porridge with milk for breakfast. Many types of thukpa (noodle soup), momo (dumplings), Tibetan/chapati bread, macroni, spaghetti, Sherpa stew, sandwiches, pizza, spring rolls, and yak steak are available for lunch. Additionally, there are rice pudding, fruit snickers, apple pie, and hot beverages like hot chocolate, hot mango juice, hot pineapple juice, black/milk coffees, and black/mint/ginger/green/lemon honey teas. There are fresh seasonal fruits available in certain areas.

Suitable time to trek

One of the greatest times to visit Tsum Valley is in the spring, which runs from March to May. The weather is usually clear and warm during the day and cooler at night. It's a beautiful path and easier to trek in the absence of rain or snow.

The autumn season, which lasts from October to November, is one of the best because of the clear skies that return after the monsoon rains, the lush landscape, and the hills covered in verdant forests. Now that the heavier clouds have moved on, the mountain's summit is once again plainly visible.

The best times of year for adventure seekers who wish to take on strenuous and difficult treks while visiting Nepal are thought to be the winter and monsoon. The trail is hazardous and challenging because of the muddy and slick conditions.

Guide and Porter

Since the Tsum Valley Trek is a restricted area trek, entry into the area requires a special permit. As a result, all hikers must hire a certified trekking guide and obtain a permit from approved trekking companies that are officially registered with the Nepali government.

A trustworthy and respectable business, Nepal Holiday Treks and Tours Pvt. Ltd., is able to offer guides with excellent technical proficiency and safety performance. They are amiable, proficient in English, properly trained, licensed, and insured as guides. They always have the necessary supplies, first aid kits, and safety equipment on hand.

Travel Insurance

All hikers who wish to take part in any trek or tour program in Nepal's mountains must have travel insurance. Trekking at high altitudes like the Tsum Valley Trek can be hazardous and physically taxing. In the event of an accident, a medical emergency, a delayed or canceled flight, or lost or stolen luggage, travel insurance can provide financial protection. In addition, it provides you with financial security and assurance in the event of an unplanned mishap.

Altitude sickness

Above 3000 meters in the mountains, altitude sickness is a common occurrence. Your body tries to adapt to the lower oxygen and air pressure at high altitudes by producing symptoms like headache, nausea, exhaustion, shortness of breath, difficulty sleeping, appetite loss, rapid pulse, and severe dehydration, among others. When trekking in the Tsum Valley, if you experience any of these symptoms, you should seek medical attention right away to avoid complications.

These are some prevention tips for altitude sickness that our knowledgeable trekking guides have tried and tested:

  •            Take a break and relax where you are.
  •           Ensure you're getting adequate water to drink.
  •            Don't exercise, consume alcohol, or smoke.
  •           Consuming crab-containing foods and beverages

Important Note

Fill your life with adventures, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you and mountains are calling you.

This trip is fully customization. Importantly, this trip is available on both a fixed departure and a private group basis. Moreover, we can also customize the trip as per your needs, please contact us at Whatsapp (+977-9843770916) or email us at Let us know how we can help you, and we will do our best to give you the best customer service you’ll get anywhere else.

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Trip Itinerary

On the beginning of our trekking; we will be taking a drive for approximately 6 and half hours driving along the Kathmandu-Pokhara highway. We will be staying overnight in a lodge in Arughat Bazaar.

The path follows the route leading along the bank of Budhi Gandaki River through greenery of the hills as well as green lush forest and most of the villages along the way. The forest of Sal and chilaune will lead you to Liding which lies on the banks of Budhi Gandaki where we stay overnight at a teahouse.

The 6 hours trekking route through forest, greeneries, mini waterfalls will lead you to the Mongolian village of Lupu Besi. The zigzag trail will finally lead you to Khorlabeshi and then Machha khola meaning Fish River. We will be staying at a teahouse here in Machha Khola (930 meters).

We will be moving ahead through Tatopani the hot springs and Khola Bensi a village from where we will ascend up with some of the challenging trails. We will be crossing a suspension bridge over a river at a place called Lauri to reach Jagat at 1440 meters where we stay overnight in a guest house.

On this day we will be hiking for approximately six or seven hours ascending gently towards the flat route. We will be reaching a beautiful village of Gurung inhabitats before we reach Philim crossing the suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki River. We will climb up to Lokpa at 2240 meters which lies under Tsum valley where we will stay overnight in a guest house.

We will be ascending the route to Chumling located at 2600 meters which is the south face of Shingri Himal. We can amble around the Chumling village where there are a lot of Gombas of Tibetan styles where you can enjoy the artistic scenarios. We will be staying overnight at a lodge after all the travel.

The trail becomes more tough and lengthy as we climb upwards from Chumling and reach Chhokangparo at 3010 meters which inhabitates two settlements Chhokang and Paro. The superb views of Ganesh Himlal can be observed with during today’s Trekking. You will be staying at a guest house in Rachen Gompa at 3300 meters of altitude.

We will today be trekking through the last village in Tsum Valley named Nile at 3361 meters. The final destination for today will be Mu Gompa at 3700 meters of an altitude. This trail to Mu Gompa is used as the trail for import and export from Tibet with the help of yak for local villagers. You will also be observing this whole scenario during this trek. We will be staying overnight at a guest house in Mu Gompa on this particular day.

This particular day we will not move further but will be staying at Mu Gompa enjoying the spectacular views of snow covered peaks as well as strolling around for the whole day. We will be staying overnight at a guest house in Mu Gompa.

We will be descending through Mu Gompa to reach Rainjam at 2600 meters all the way through Chhule at 3347 meters where we could enjoy the beautiful scenarios of Punchen Mountain which is a unique gift of nature. We will stay overnight at Guest house in Rainjam.

We will be walking enjoying the views all the way from Rainjam to Gomba Lungdang which homes to beautiful as well as giant monastery that shelters the female monks. We can observe the spectacular sunrise through the Ganesh Himal. We will stay overnight at the Gompa on this particular day.

We will be descending from Gompa Lungdang to Rainjam enjoying the closest and the most attractive view of Ganesh Himal. Our destination will be Ripchet which is a village which lies on a rural area of Nepal. We will be enjoying home stay at Ripchet.

We are descending today through the dense pine forest where you will be observing the inhabitant of different species of birds as well as Musk Deer on the way. Reaching at Philip at 1700 meters we will find a better lodge to stay in.

We will be continuing our descent from Philim too to Khorlabeshi at 930 meters following the path at the bank of river Budhi Gandaki. You can enjoy the hot spring in Tatopani where you can relax in the warm waters. We will be staying overnight at a tented camp in Khorlabeshi.

We will be passing through some villages as well as few waterfalls on the both sides of the river. Reaching Soti Khola at 730 meters; you will be staying overnight at a guest house.

Walking for about 5 hours we will reach to Arughat from where we had started our trekking. We will be staying overnight at a lodge in Arughat.

We will be enjoying our 6 hours trip from Arughat Bazaar to Kathmandu.

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    • One guide English speaking Experance lisson holder , salary and food and accommodation for guide and porter .
    • Accommodation in tea house during the trek .
    • One porter for two peoples .
    • 3 meal a day , lunch , dinner , breakfast and 3 coupe of tea or coffee  a day during the trek .
    • Manasli conservation Area permit
    • Tsum valley special permit .
    • Sleeping bag and down jacket during the trek .
    • From kathmandu to arughat bazaar to kathmandu by private 4wd jeep .
    • Government Tax and company service charge .

Doesn't Include

    • Fee of visa for Nepal.
    • Personal expenses forbar and  beverages bills, bottle of water ,desserts , extra porters, shower, laundry or any other program which are not mentioned by the company.
    • Airfare to come Nepal or return back to your own country.
    • If you want to stay for extra nights in a certain destination.
    • personal Insurance for health and travel .
    • Tips which may be provided by you to our guides, porters or anyone during the trip.

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