Tsum Valley Trek - 13 Days

Tsum Valley Nepal

Trip Overview

Tsum Valley Trek is an exhilarating journey to the sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley of Tsum. The trekking trail to Tsum valley was opened in 2008, and since then, it has been able to garner the attention of avid travelers.

Walk through the beautiful trail under the canopy of pine, juniper and rhododendron forests and discover Tibetan culture and lifestyle of Tibetan group-Tsumbas. Explore the hidden treasure of untouched valley in northern Gorkha of Nepal.

Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek takes you to the secret Tibetan Buddhist land adorned with ancient chortens, monasteries, gompas, Mani walls, and stupas. The picturesque villages and striking views of Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, Boudha Himal, Himalchuli will surely allure you.

The less explored trail of Tsum Valley offers a unique and unforgettable experience to you.

Tsum Valley Trek Route

Start the adventure with a scenic drive to Arughat from Kathmandu. March toward Machha Khola and trek for 5-6 hours, through the rocky trail, Sal forests, and tropical waterfalls.

The path of Manaslu Tsum Valley continues to Jagat, Chumling, Chekampar, and Nile before hiking to Mu Gompa. En-route to Nile, you will cross several suspension bridges, climb over a rocky ridge, and cross a rope suspension bridge to the Rachen Gompa.

Tsum Valley Trek itinerary entails acclimatization at Nile-you will take an acclimatization hike to Mu Gompa. Mu Gompa, at 3,700m, is one of the largest monasteries in the region.

Continuing the trek of Tsum Valley Nepal, you will head to Chumling and Philim, descending to Gho and Lokpa. On the way, marvel at impressive Samba Falls. The trail further continues Soti Khola.

Finally, drive back to Kathmandu.

Tsum Valley Trek Difficulty

Tsum Valley Trek 13 days is an easy to moderate trek, suitable for all age groups. Mu Gompa at 3,700m is the highest elevation of this trek. You will have to trek for 5-6 hours on a normal trekking day. On a challenging day, you must walk for 7 hours through rough trails.

Tsum Valley Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) to Soti khola (700m/2,296ft) via Arughat
Duration: 7-8 Hours (139 km) Drive

Day 2
Day 2

Trek to Machha khola (870m/2,854ft)
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 3
Day 3

Trek to Jagat (1,340m/4,396ft)
Walking Distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 4
Day 4

Trek to Lokpa (2,240m/7,348ft)
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 5
Day 5

Trek to Chumling (2,386m/7,827ft)
Walking Distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 6
Day 6

Trek to Chekampar (3,031m/9,942ft)
Walking Distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 7
Day 7

Trek to Nile (3,361m/11,025ft)
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 8
Day 8

Acclimatization Day at Nile – Hike to Mu Gompa (3,700m/12,136ft)
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 9
Day 9

Trek to Chumling (2,386m/7,827ft)
Walking Distance: 6-7 hours Trek

Day 10
Day 10

Trek to Philim (1,570m/5,150ft)
Walking Distance: 6-7 hours trek

Day 11
Day 11

Trek to Machha Khola (870m/2,854ft)
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 12
Day 12

Trek to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft)
Walking Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Day 13
Day 13

Drive from Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft) to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)
Duration: 7-8 Hours (139 km) Drive

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Tsum Valley Trek

Trip Facts

  • Trekking & Hiking
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 3,700m/12,136ft
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • 1-12

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