Tsum Valley Trek

15 Days

Trip Info

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
  • Guided
  • English
  • 4900m
  • Bus,Taxi,Plane

Trip Info

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
  • Guided
  • English
  • 4900m
  • Bus,Taxi,Plane


Nestled in the northern part of Gorkha District in Nepal, the Tsum Valley is a hidden gem that offers a unique and culturally rich trekking experience. Tsum, meaning “vivid” in the local dialect, is renowned for its untouched natural beauty, ancient monasteries, and the warm hospitality of its inhabitants. This trek takes trekkers into the heart of the Himalayas, providing a glimpse into the traditional Tibetan culture and stunning landscapes that remain relatively untouched by modern development.

The Tsum Valley Trek typically begins in the town of Arughat and follows the Budhi Gandaki River, gradually ascending through terraced fields, dense forests, and charming villages. As trekkers delve deeper into the valley, they encounter ancient monasteries adorned with prayer flags and intricate Buddhist artwork. The region is rich in cultural heritage, and visitors have the opportunity to engage with local communities, learn about their customs, and witness traditional rituals.

The highlight of the trek is the iconic Mu Gompa, a revered monastery nestled against the backdrop of the Himalayan peaks. The Tsum Valley Trek is not only an adventure for nature enthusiasts but also a spiritual journey, allowing trekkers to connect with the tranquility and spirituality of this remote Himalayan sanctuary.


  • Engage with the unique Tibetan culture of the Tsum Valley
  • Explore the centuries-old monasteries and gompas that dot the Tsum Valley landscape
  • Traverse through diverse landscapes, from terraced fields and dense forests to high alpine meadows
  • Experience the warm hospitality of the Tsum Valley locals by staying in tea houses along the trekking route
  • Visit Rachen Gompa, a key spiritual center in the valley, known for its artistic murals and serene surroundings


Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel, and rest.

Explore cultural and historical sites in Kathmandu, including Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath.

Drive to Arughat, the starting point of the trek.

Begin trekking along the Budhi Gandaki River to reach Soti Khola.

Trek through diverse landscapes to reach Machha Khola.

Continue the journey to Jagat, passing through picturesque villages.

Ascend to Lokpa, the entry point to Tsum Valley.

Trek to Chumling, the first village in the Tsum Valley, with views of Ganesh Himal.

Trek through the scenic landscapes to Chhokang Paro.

Continue to Nile, passing the revered Milarepa Piren Phu Cave.

Explore Mu Gompa, a major monastery near the Tibetan border.

Visit Rachen Gompa, known for its intricate murals and spiritual significance.

Trek to Gumba Lungdang, offering panoramic views of the Himalayas.

Descend to Ripchet, enjoying the serene landscapes of Tsum Valley.

Trek to Philim, passing through charming villages.

Drive back to Kathmandu and conclude the trek.


Cost Includes

  • Airport/Hotel pickup and drop off-service (by car)
  • Trekking Guide (English speaking)
  • Porter (2 person=1porter)
  • Accommodation (shared, tea house)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Permits and Entrance Fees
  • Local Transportation
  • Trekking Equipments

Cost Excludes

  • Personal Gear
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Emergency Evacuation


How challenging is the Tsum Valley Trek?

The Tsum Valley Trek is considered moderately challenging. Trekkers should have a good level of fitness, as the trail involves high-altitude sections, steep ascents, and descents.

What is the best time to undertake the Tsum Valley Trek?

The optimal times for the Tsum Valley Trek are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather and pleasant trekking conditions.

Are teahouses or lodges available along the trek route?

Yes, teahouses and lodges are available in several villages along the route. While facilities may vary, they generally offer basic amenities.

Is previous trekking experience necessary for the Tsum Valley Trek?

While previous trekking experience is beneficial, determined beginners with good fitness levels can undertake the Tsum Valley Trek. Hiring an experienced guide is advisable.

What communication facilities are available during the trek?

Communication facilities may be limited in remote areas. It’s recommended to carry a satellite phone for emergencies.

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Tsum Valley Trek
10% Off
From US $975 US $875
/ Adult