• 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 Information

Tsum Valley Trekking

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. Tsum valley trekking (part of the Inner Himalaya) is hospitable local people (Tibetan group “Tsombo”) welcome you with traditional Tibetan Chiya (butter tea) and local meal. The Tsum Valley is extremely rich in cultural assets. The valley is dotted with gompas (Buddhist monasteries), chortens and mani walls. The longest mani walls (over 250m) are at Dzong and Phurpe. The valley preserves steps of the great Buddhist Yogi Chyuchin Milarepa and story about Guru Padmasambhava circumbulation. The people here never slaughter animals, even as sacrifice to the gods.The Tsum Valley is surrounded by the Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Sringi Himal to the North. Tsum valley trek lies in Manaslu Region .The attractive views of Himalchuli (7893m.), Manaslu 8163m, Ganesh Himal, Ngadi Chuli (7879m.) or (peak 29),Sringi Himal and other mountains, beautiful varied landscape and different flora and fauna and wonderful. This part is also incomparable beauty and rich blend of Tibetan and Nepalese culture offer a true adventure for visitors to Nepal. Here you will find the mountains and valleys covered with diverse and pristine eco-systems.
Tea house or Home Stay has been build. Tea house trek is comparatively least cost so that it is affordable most of you. If you do tea house trekking, there is simple accommodation and foods are Nepalese dishes.

Suggested Itinerary for Tsum Valley Trekking

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.

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 picks 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, a 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 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 rhododendron 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 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 Nile. We spend the night at an elevation of 3361 meters.

Day 11: Nile to Bhajyo
Nile takes us closer to the Tibetan border. From here, we climb to Mu Gompa as we enjoy the views of 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 Rachen, we move towards south till we reach a bridge crossing. Then, we keep descending as we pass through Chokhangparo till 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 fist 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 longer 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 dusky 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 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 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 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)
  •  Complementary welcome or farewell dinner in 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 schedule 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 itinerary
  • Nepal visa fees (two passport photographs, US$ 25 for multiple entry 15 days, US$ 40 multiple entry for 30 days, US$ 90 multiple entry for 3 months) Can be issued upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport.
  •  Gratitude for your guide and porter
  • City monument fees and other cost arising by mishaps, natural calamities.
  •  Services that are not mentioned in service include sections.



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