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Tsum Valley Trekking

Tsum Valley Trekking pathway will let you walk across a part of Manaslu Trek then into Tsum Valley, a secret area falling in the northern part of Gorkha in Nepal. 'Tsum' brought up from a Tibetan word 'Tsombo' means bright. Tsum valley trekking route which was considered restricted region in the past days has been opened a few years back by Nepalese government for tourists understanding the probable tourism expansion in this area. Tsum valley trekking area is rich in artistic heritage and we can view a lot of Chortens, Gumbs, as well as Mani walls en-route. The starting point of Tsum valley trekking from Arughat lying in Gorkha district, which can be effortlessly reachable from Kathmandu.

Abominable Snowman’ also known as Yeti which is considered exceptional in the real world is apparently visible in this far-flung land. Tsum valley trekking is thought that one of the Buddhist Gurus Milarepa had once contemplated in the peak grotto of this gorge and for that reason; this place is considered a blessed and eye-catching spot for the visitors. Additionally, during Tsum valley trek, we will get to stopover the famous natural hot-spring in Tatopani which is popular for curing different sorts allergies linked to our skin. 

Tsum Valley trekking is one of the hallowed veiled valleys and Tsum valley trekking route holds major old monasteries in the center of distant areas. From centuries ago, the local public relies on agriculture, doing business with Tibet. The track passes loads of stones with Buddhist prayer and cubic-chortens. Tsum Valley Trekking is totally preserved traditionally and has amazing attractiveness all around and large mountain views which completely allure visitors. The hidden valley of Tsum is bordered by the Boudha Himal and Himchuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Sringi Himal to North.

Tsum valley trekking combines Manaslu circuit trek, Tsum valley trek is allowed with a special permit. Tsum valley is one of the restricted region or special controlling the immigration of Nepal. Especially, Tsum valley trekking is only the one valley which celebrated the 100th year of violence free in the valley in 2012. Pure religious settlement of Gurung (former inhabitant from Tibet), untouched nature & no mashed off the traveler as it is opened just (since 2008) and till 2013, only up to 200 trekkers reach in this area through the whole five years. The best Season is from the beginning of October to November end and February to May. The Buddhist harvesting festival, named Dajong, in the valley, falls normally in November. The year in 2013 was fallen on Nov 17 in Lama Gaon in Rachen Gompa.

Beautiful Waterfalls along across the trail, lovely wild lives in the upper Tsum valley, dozens of the Monasteries and the friendly local peoples are the main attractions in the trip. 

By the way, Tsum valley trekking should be much better with camping/tent organized because of Oct is high season. It means tourist will be higher than another season and there are not many lodges (it is like home stay trekking in Nepal). And especially, Tsum valley is still poor food (almost nothing more than Local food). The trails of Tsum valley trekking fine after earthquake 2015. It has been rebuilt.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 20 days

Day 01: Kathmandu to Arughat Bazar 535m by bus/jeep (6-7hrs) 

Day 02: Arughat to Lapubesi 880m (6-7hrs) 

Day 03: Lapubesi to Tatopani 930m (4-5hrs)  

Day 04: Tatopani to Philim 1590m (6-7hrs)  

Day 05: Philim to Chumling 2360m (6-7hrs)  

Day 06: Chumling to Chhokangparo (5-6hrs)  

Day 07: Chhokangparo to Nile (4-5hrs)  

Day 08: Nile to Mu Gompa  3700m 2 hrs

Day 09: Chhokangparo to Gumba Lungdang (5-6hrs)  3200m 

Day 10: Day trip to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (7-8hrs)  

Day 11: Gumba Lungdang to Lokpa (7-8hrs)  

Day 12: Lokpa to Dovan 1000m 6-7 hrs Or  

Day 13: Dovan to Khorlabeshi 960m 6-7 hrs or   

Day 14:  Lokpa to Dovan 1000m 6-7 hrs

Day 15: Khorlabeshi to Arughat 5-6 hrs  

Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu  

Day 17: Departure day

Sergey Boiko

Sergey Boiko

Had 2 perfect trips - one in Tsum valley and one in Annapurna region. One of purposes beside hiking and mountain vies was ethnographical. And I had ..


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