• Tsum Valley Trekking

Tsum Valley Trekking


Trip Tacts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Difficult
  •    Destination: Nepal
  •    Activities: Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Guest House In trek/ Hotel In City
  •    Meals: Full Board in trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 4460m
  •    Group size: 2
  •    Best Season: Sept to Nov, Mar to May

Trip Higlights

  • Astonishing Himalayan views of Himalayas.
  • Milarepa Cave and Nunnery monastery Gomba Lungdang.
  • Mu Gompa ancient  Buddhist monastery. 
  • Pure traditional Tibetans and Nepali culture.

Trip Information

Tsum Valley Manaslu Trek:

Tsum Valley trekking is culturally rich and extremely beautiful Himalayan scenery can be seen. It is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage and untouched valley situated in northern Gorkha district of Nepal. The trek ascends follow Budi Gandaki River and Tsum Valley is extremely rich in cultural assets. Tsum Valley is popular for gompas (Buddhist monasteries), Tsortens and mani walls, mountains, beautiful varied landscape, and different flora and fauna and wonderful. This part is also incomparable beauty and a rich blend of Tibetan and Nepalese culture offers a true adventure for visitors to Nepal. Here you will find the mountains and valleys covered with diverse and pristine eco-systems.

Tsum valley offers tourist with a beautiful snow mountain peaks like Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna with Tibetan and Nepalese culture and amazing landscape. Tsum valley also called hidden valley because of covered by snow mountain. In the west Himalchuli, Buddha Himal, In the south Ganesh Himal and in the north Singri Himal. According to legend Tsum words comes from Tibetan word Tsombo which means vivid. You need special Tsum valley permit for the trek because it is restricted trekking in Nepal. Legal trek agency with government authorized and at least 2 people required to go trekking to Tsum valley.

Near to the Tibetan border and east of Manaslu Tsum valley is situated. Because of indigenous ethnic groups of Tsumbasliving there so this valley name Tsum valley. Tsum valley is open for the tourist after 2008AD. Lots of Buddhist Monastery Ancient villages can be explored during Manaslu Tsum valley trek. Largest Monastery is Mu Gompa situated around 4000m is the main attraction of this trek. You can stay even in the teahouses or in the homestay during this trek. Please is prepare trekking in the remote region can be facilities like not similar in the city. Sometimes you need to eat similar food like local people eat, Dal Bhat curry, Chapati, Noodles or so on.

This trek starting after 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu to Arughat. First4 days similar like Manaslu circuit trekking until Philim after there the way separated to Lokpa called lower Tsum valley too. After spending 1 week at Tsum lower and upper valley. Upper valley not like lower Tsum.The village is wide in the Nile. Then you can explore Mu Gompa and join again the Manaslu trekking and Larke-pass.

Tsum valley is moderate trekking according to categorized of Trekking in Nepal. The good physical condition necessary for this trek 25days normally required for this trekking if you try Tsum valley and Manaslu circuit. Autumn and spring is the best time for Tsum valley trek. But according to the trekkers choice Mission Himalaya Treks And expeditions Pvt Ltd customize your itinerary according to your holiday schedule and duration whole of the year. Tsum valley Manaslu circuit, Tsum valley Larkya pass, only Tsum valley back same way, Tsum valley Manaslu Trek and Rupinala pass is the different option you can choose in your Tsum valley trek.

Tsum valley trek itinerary:

Day 1st: Arrival day in Kathmandu transfer to hotel (1350m/4429ft) {20 minutes driving}
Day 2nd: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1350m/4429ft).
Day 3rd: Drive to Barpak (2000m/6560ft)
Day 4th: Trek from Barpark to Laprak (2200m/7216ft) {6-7 hrs treks}
Day 5th: Trek from Laprak to Khorlabeshi (875m/2870ft) {7-8 hrs treks}
Day 6th: Trek from Khorlabeshi to Jagat (1410m/ 4625 ft) {6 hrs trek}
Day 7th: Trek from Jagat to Philim (1,590m/ 5215 ft) {3hrs trek}
Day 8th: Trek from Philim to Chumling (2363m/7775 ft) {6/7 hours trek}
Day 9th: Trek from Chumling to Chokhangparo (3010m/9903ft) {5/6 hours trek}
Day 10th: Trek from Chokhangparo to Nile (3361m/11058ft), via Milarepa cave {6/7 hours trek}
Day 11th: Trek from Nile to Bhajyo (Chhekya) (4030m/13218ft) {4 hours trek}
Day 12th: Rest at Bhajyo (Cheekya)
Day 13th: Trek from Bhajyo to Rachen Gompa: (3240m/10627ft) {6 hrs trek}
Day 14th: Trek from Rachen Gompa to Chumje (3230m/10,595ft) {5/6hrs trek}
Day 15th: Trek from Chumje for Bihi (3130m/10,266ft): {4/5hrs trek}
Day 16th: Trek from Bihi to Namrung (2540m/8331ft) {6 hrs trek}
Day 17th: Trek from Namrung to Lho (3180m/10,430 ft) {4 hrs trek}
Day 18th: Trek from Lho to Samagaon (3530m/11,578 ft) {5/6 hrs trek}
Day 19th: Trek from Sama to Samdo (3860m/12,660 ft) {4/5 hrs trek}
Day 20th: Trek from Samdo to High Camp (Ekle Bhatti) (4460m/14,628fy) {5hrs trek}
Day 21th: Trek from High Camp to Bimthang (3,590m/11811ft) {7/ 8 hours trek}
Day 22th: Rest day at Bimthang
Day 23th: Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani(1860m/6,100ft) {6-7 hrs trek}
Day 24th: Trek from Dharapani to Ghermu (1100m/3608ft) {7 hrs trek}
Day 25th: Trek from Ghermu to Besisahar (800m/2625 ft) {4 hrs trek}
Day 26th: Drive from Besi Sahar to Kathmandu by bus {7/8 hrs drive}
Day 27th: Shopping, final departure or extend your trip.

Customer Reviews

Very comfortable and traveling from Manaslu and Tsum valley

Dominik Frank | Germany

Rating: 5

Very comfortable and traveling from Manaslu and Tsum valley was so great. Rural area. Even not enough lodges in high season. our guide manages well for us. Highly recommended Suman and porter Chandra.

Everything was fine just a bit too cool on Larke pass

Stefan Lehmann | Germany

Rating: 5

Everything was fine just a bit too cool on Larke pass. Great service though Mission Himalaya.  Maybe you can let your guides know to mention that what you expect he always try to fulfill your desire. 

Very helpful and very comfortable.

Rene Kaiser | Netherlands

Rating: 5

Company manager, driver, Guide porter, very helpful and very comfortable. Mission Himalaya did great arrangements for us in our Tsum valley trekking in Manaslu side.

A guide is definitely helpful.

Ali Fuchs | Germany

Rating: 5

We did wonderful trekking to the Tsum Valley, it was great having everything organized in advance and a wonderful, knowledgable guide Santa. who went out of his way to help us every step of the way and we really enjoyed the trek. Although the route is Difficult, a guide is definitely helpful. Without field staff, the trekking is impossible to do. Great recommends.

An absolutely wonderful journey

Marco Herrmann | Germany

Rating: 5

An absolutely wonderful journey to Tsum valley Nepal. We experienced some AMS so we had to change our plans in the middle of the trek, but our guide Chandra Gole was very helpful and flexible showing us a different way of information to complete the trekking. So we could see and experience even more beautiful scenery we expected.

Trek had a smooth process

Mohamed Thomas | Australia

Rating: 5

I was Fully satisfied with our guide which took care of us and ensured that all trek had a smooth process. And tks for a porter to pick our heavy luggage every day. Our Tsum Valley is Memorable forever. We share with lots of friends.

Amazing Trek with Amazing Agency.

Vincent Lang | Hongkong China

Rating: 5

The trip to Tsum valley was organized Very well by Birendra Duwadi a young man who has 15 years of experience is trekking guide. The guide Chandra Gole and the porter Sundar and Thakur were really Strong helpful people and we finally went to good friends. We had a great time together 14 days and they cared for us very well. I can only recommend Mission Himalaya to everyone for Nepal Hiking trekking tours and trekking. The best trip we made. Thank you so much for this experience. We will come back soon.

Amazing Nature and adventurous journey in Manaslu

Kai Peters | America

Rating: 5

Amazing Nature and adventurous journey in Manaslu Tsum Valley Tour. Trek can be best enjoyed when it doesn't rain sop choose high season like October to November and March to May. which is very unusual. Overall it was a very good adventure and challenging tour for us in our life but appreciated what did by mission Himalaya.

A hidden Paradise.Heart touching Mountain views and landscape

Erik Stein | Poland

Rating: 5

 We thought the Must go trekking destination in Nepal is Tsum valley. A hidden Paradise.Heart touching Mountain views and landscape

welcomed by a polite & courteous Manager

Lvdwig Jung | Netherlands

Rating: 5

As usual, trek to learn the local culture, mountain, tradition, and landscape.it was really nice to be welcomed by a polite & courteous Manager at Tribhuvan International Airport, that time the young Guide Chandra pleasing sense of humor and helps us complete the Tsum valley and Manaslu Circuit trekking.


Guide and porter very reliable

Olivia Wheeler | UK

Rating: 5

There was no problem with my trekking in Tsum valley Nepal and the Scorpio turned up on time and were clean and comfortable. Guide and porter very reliable.

Excellent service for our 2 friends and me trekking Tsum valley Nepal.

Zhou Eva | Taiwan, China.

Rating: 5

Excellent service for our 2 friends and me trekking Tsum valley Nepal. Very polite and skillful guide with strong porters. Give us the best opportunity of learning trekking remote region in Nepal with different Tibetan culture. Thank you, mission Himalaya we are appreciated from that.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu.
You will enter Nepal via Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. One of Mission Himalaya treks and expeditions PVT Ltd representatives pick you up at the airport and transfers to the hotel. After some rest, you can enjoy the vibrant city of Kathmandu with authentic Nepali cuisine for dinner. We spend the night at an elevation of 1350 meters.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing.
Today you will visit the different UNESCO listed world heritage sites in the valley. We explore Pashupatinath temple (biggest temple of Hindu), Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Changu Narayan Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. All these pleasing sites have great religious and historical importance to Nepalese people as well as the world community.
After the sightseeing, we are briefed about the trek. We can shop for gear and other items required during the trek. We complete all the preparations for the trek on this day.

Day 03: Drive to Barpak
From Kathmandu, we start our journey towards the west. We reach Baluwa of Gorkha and then take a local jeep to the hilltop of Barpak. It is a beautiful village which is also home to the brave Gaja Ghale, famous world war two veteran. After driving for 6 hours throughout the day, we spend the night at an elevation of 2000 meters.

Day 04: Barpak to Larpak
From Barpak, we take the easterly route that moves towards Budhi Gandaki valley. After climbing for a few hours, we reach Gupsi danda pass at 3000m which separates Larpak and Barpak. We enjoy the views of Siringi, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang from here as we descend to finally reach Larpak. We spend the night at an elevation of 2200 meters after 6-7 hours of trekking.

Day 05: Larpak to Khorla Besi
We move further east from Larpak to Manaslu main valley. After descending, we cross a suspension bridge and then make a steep climb.  As we enjoy the majestic views of Manaslu and the other Himalayas, we pass the village of Shingla and make another descent to reach Khorla Besi. We spend the night at an elevation of 875 meters after 7-8 hours of trekking.

Day 06: Khorla Besi to Jagat
From Khorla Besi, the trail goes up and down till we reach Tatopani. From here, we climb a ridge and then cross the river over another suspension bridge. We climb a ridge to reach Doban and cross Doban Khola over another bridge. We take a rugged trail to Duman and then cross the Yaru Khola. We cross a river and climb stone steps to Thado Bhanjyang. We trek along the Budhi Gandaki River and make a climb to finally reach Jagat. After 6 hours of walking, we spend the night at an elevation of 1410 meters.

Day 07: Jagat to Phillim
From Jagat, we climb a rocky ridge that leads to Salleri and then to Setibas. The valley slowly widens as the trail reaches Ghatta Khola. As we follow the river and cross a long suspension bridge, we make a climb to Phillim. It is a beautiful Gurung village at an elevation of 1590 meters that we reach within 3 hours.

Day 8: Phillim to Chumling
From Phillim, we take the route to the north across a forest. We reach Ekle Bhatti and then cross a gorge and several rhododendrons and pine forests through Lokpa, Ghumlong, and Ripchet. We cross a river and finally reach Chumling. It is a beautiful village at 2363 meters with stone streets and a famous Gompa. After 6-7 hours of trekking, we spend the night here.

Day 9: Chumling to Chokhangparo
From Chumling, we proceed by crossing a bridge to the other side of the river. As we enjoy the views of Ganesh Himal, we pass Rainjham to Serpu Khola. From here, we enter the hidden valley of Tsum. We make a steep climb that leads us to Chokhangparo. During clear weather, one is welcomed with the mesmerizing views of Himal Chuli. We spend the night at an elevation of 3010 meters.

Day 10: Chokhangparo to the Nile via Milarepa cave
After leaving Chokhangparo, there are chances of altitude sickness so we make a slow and easy climb to Rachen Gompa after passing through Lamagaon. We climb to Milarepa cave and explore it for a while. After crossing Shiar Khola, we pass through Phurbe and Pangdun villages. From the village of Chule, we climb upstream and cross a bridge to finally reach the Nile. We spend the night at an elevation of 3361 meters.

Day 11: the Nile to Bhajyo
The Nile takes us closer to the Tibetan border. From here, we climb to Mu Gompa as we enjoy the views of the Tibetan landscape. As we ascend further along the off the beaten trails with exquisite views of Ganesh Himal, we reach Bhajyo. We spend the night at 4030 meters.

Day 12: Rest at Bhajyo
As we cross the 4000-meter mark, it is essential for us to take a day off to acclimatize. We rest after a week of trekking and take in the exquisite landscape of the area. We can take a short hike to Naguala Doyang pass. We return back to Bhajyo and spend the night there.

Day 13: Bhajyo to Rachen Gompa
From Bhajyo, we trek downhill to Rachen Gompa. Rachen Gompa, established in 1905 A.D, is a famous nunnery in the Shiar Khola valley. The large gompa with ancient Buddhist murals is of great importance to Buddhists and provides a glimpse into the art, culture, and architecture of previous centuries.

Day 14: Rachen Gompa to Chumje
From Rachel, we move towards the south till we reach a bridge crossing. Then, we keep descending as we pass through Chokhangparo until we reach a small Gompa at Gho. We take the northern route that leads to Chumje via Yaru. We spend the night at an elevation of 3230 meters.

Day 15: Chumje to Bihi
From Chumje, we take the northern route in the lower Tsum valley. We pass through Dorjon Kharka and then reach Rana. We cross a suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki River. From the main valley, we walk further to reach Bihi at 3130 meters. We spend the night here.

Day 16: Bihi to Namrung
First, we start our trek on a flat trail and then make an uphill climb. After passing through forests, we reach Namrung where we can enjoy the Himalayan vista that includes the majestic Manaslu. We spend the night here at an elevation of 2540 meters.

Day 17: Namrung to Lho
From Namrung, we pass through forests to reach Lihi, a Buddhist region. As we enjoy the views of Ganesh Himal, we descend to Sho. From here, we take a steep climb to reach Lho. There is a campsite at the top of a ridge at 2540 meters.

Day 18: Lho to Samagaon
We follow a small tributary of Budhi Gandaki as we make our way through fir forests. We take a short climb to a plateau and then further to the village of Shyala. We see gorgeous views of Ngadi Chuli, Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and some glaciers around us. As we proceed further, we reach the village of Sama. There is a monastery at the far end of the village that overlooks the entire valley. Samagaon is a beautiful village at the base of Manaslu inhabited mostly by Tibetans who welcome us. We spend the night at an elevation of 3530 meters.

Day 19: Sama to Samdo
From Samagaon, we descend to Budhi Gandaki and continue till we reach a bridge that crosses a small stream. We take the Larkya la trail that passes through chortens and prayer flags. After passing through juniper and birch forests, we descend to the river and proceed after crossing the river to finally reach Samdo. It is a settlement comprising of 40 houses at an elevation of 3860 meters. We spend the night here.

Day 20: Samdo to High Camp
We drop to the river, cross a bridge and start climbing. After crossing two streams, we can see Larkya glacier.  We cross the valley and climb to reach Dharmashala, a stone guest house in Larkya Phedi. We camp here in High camp to prepare for the next day. We spend the night at an elevation of 4460 meters.

Day 21: High Camp to Bimthang
We make an early start as we cross the moraines of the glacier on this day. We first make a gradual climb that becomes steeper towards the end. We enjoy the splendid views of Kanggru, Himlung, Cheo, and Annapurna from the top of the pass. The trail to Bimthang is a long one but we enjoy as we descend to low pastures and views of Manaslu. We spend the night at an elevation of 3590 meters.

Day 22: Rest day at Bimthang
After the exciting yet exhausting trek for more than two weeks, we take a rest day in Bimthang. We rest and reserve our energy for the remainder of the trek. We can also take short hikes around the valley. It is a good, enriching day as we mingle with the locals and experience the mountain life.

Day 23: Bimthang to Dharapani
The day comprises mostly of descents as we cover a long distance today. We pass through the valley of Burdin Khola and then rhododendron forests to reach Karche. Then, we reach the village of Gho, follow the north bank of the river and then reach Tilije.  After crossing Dudh Khola over a bridge, we proceed towards Dharapani. We spend the night at an elevation of 1860 meters.

Day 24: Dharapani to Ghermu
Now, we walk along the trail of Annapurna Circuit trek. We descend to Marsyangdi River and cross it over a wooden bridge. We climb and trek through a broad, flat valley to the village of Tal. It is situated at the foot of a large waterfall. We continue to Chyamje and then follow the river to Jagat. The trail descends steeply from there, crosses Marsyangdi River at Syange and then takes us to Ghermu. We spend the night here at 1100 meters.

Day 25: Ghermu to Besisahar
Once we descend to Marsyangdi valley, it opens up to reveal terraced fields and villages on the hillsides. We cross villages like Bulbule and Khudi and follow the left bank of Marsyangdi River. Finally, we reach Besisahar, a dark and dusty place where our trek comes to an end. We spend the night at an elevation of 800 meters.

Day 26: Drive from Besi Sahar to Kathmandu
On this day, we take a bus or a jeep to Kathmandu. After 7/8 hours, we reach the bustling city of Kathmandu. We can rest and then enjoy the nightlife of Thamel, a famous tourist hub.

Day 27: Departure
On the last day, Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT Ltd representative drop you off at the airport and welcome you to visit Nepal again and again.

Cost Details

What is included?

  •  Airport Pick up and drop services during your international arrival and departure
  •  Deluxe 3 star category accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive of breakfast according to the itinerary.
  •  Kathmandu to Barpak drive by local bus
  •  Besishahar to Kathmandu drive by local bus
  • beautiful and clean accommodation at guest houses/lodges during the trek.
  •  Meals of the full board during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with a cup of hot drinks)
  • one trekking guide highly experienced, friendly, English speaking, government licensed, ministry of tourism trained with his salary, meals, accommodation, transportation, and insurance.
  • one very strong porter with salary, meals, accommodation, transportation, and insurance
  •  Manaslu and Tsum valley permits, Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits. And the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permits.
  • Down jacket, Four – seasonal sleeping bag, Duffel bag, and trekking map (duffel bag, down jacket and sleeping bag, have to be returned after trip completion)
  •  Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in a typical Nepali cultural restaurant
  • all necessary paper works, Government tax, and office services charges.
  • Assistant trekking guide if your group size 6 or more than 6 persons with salary, meals, accommodation, transportation, and insurance
  • First AID medication and medicines with your guide.
  • certificate of your trekking signed by the company manager and your trekking guide.

What is not included?

  •  Kathmandu city lunch and dinner (also not include in case of early returns, late departure than the scheduled itinerary)
  •  International airfare to and from Nepal
  •  travel, medical insurance, Emergency Evacuation
  • Items of personal Nature (Hot shower, alcoholic beverages, Telephone, laundry, personal snacks, Internet, electronic or battery charging, hot water, Cold drinks)
  •  Extra accommodation in Kathmandu rather than an itinerary
  • Nepal visa fees (two passport photographs, US$ 25 for multiple entry 15 days, US$ 40 multiple entries for 30 days, US$ 90 multiple entries for 3 months) Can be issued upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport.
  •  Gratitude for your guide and porter
  • City monument fees and other costs arising by mishaps, natural calamities.
  •  Services that are not mentioned in service include sections.

Fixed Departures


Trip start Trip end Status Price Book Now
30th July, 2019 25th August, 2019



US$ 1,735

15th August, 2019 10th September, 2019



US$ 1,710

5th September, 2019 1st October, 2019



US$ 1,735

30th September, 2019 26th October, 2019



US$ 1,735

10th October, 2019 5th November, 2019



US$ 1,735

1st November, 2019 27th November, 2019



US$ 1,735

15th November, 2019 11th December, 2019



US$ 1,735

  • Trip start: 30th July, 2019
  • Trip end: 25th August, 2019
  • Status: Available
  • Price: From US$ 1,735
  • Trip start: 15th August, 2019
  • Trip end: 10th September, 2019
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  • Price: From US$ 1,710
  • Trip start: 5th September, 2019
  • Trip end: 1st October, 2019
  • Status: Available
  • Price: From US$ 1,735
  • Trip start: 30th September, 2019
  • Trip end: 26th October, 2019
  • Status: Available
  • Price: From US$ 1,735
  • Trip start: 10th October, 2019
  • Trip end: 5th November, 2019
  • Status: Available
  • Price: From US$ 1,735
  • Trip start: 1st November, 2019
  • Trip end: 27th November, 2019
  • Status: Available
  • Price: From US$ 1,735
  • Trip start: 15th November, 2019
  • Trip end: 11th December, 2019
  • Status: Available
  • Price: From US$ 1,735



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