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Tsum Valley Trek 16 days, Moderate

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4000m, Ganesh Himal Base Camp

2 days drive

14 days Trekking

Best Season
  • March - May
  • September - December

16 Breakfast

16 Lunch

15 Dinner


15 days Lodge and home stay


Public Bus or Jeep


USD 1200 1049

Per person


Tsum valley trek is less touristic and hidden trekking area in Nepal. The trek after drive to Sotikhola from Kathmandu. The trek pass many villages Machhakhola, Jagat, Philim, Lokpla, Chumling, Chhekamparo, Lamagoan, Milerapa cave, Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa, Gumba Lungdeng, Ganesh Himal base camp and way back to Machhakhola. The beautiful Himalayas, people life style and culture, Buddhist mane walls, chhorten etc.

Trip Highlights

  • The less touristic area trek in Nepal.
  • Jagat, Lokpa, Chumling, Chhekamparo, Nile / Chhule, Mu Gompa, Milarepa Cave, Rachen Gompa, Gumba Lungdang, Ganesh Himal Base Camp are major places of this trek.
  • Beautiful Himalayas view of Ganesh Himal, Siringi Himal, Buddha Himal etc.
  • Buddhist mane walls, Gompa, Stupas, Chhorten and people life style and culture etc.
  • Waterfalls, suspension bridge

Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley trek start at Sotikkhola after drive from Kathmandu. The ascends follow budi Gandaki river. Tsum valley( part of the Inner Himalaya) opens from Chhekanparo, where hospitable local people( Tibetan group "tsombo") welcome you with traditional tibetan Chiya( butter tea)and local meal. The Tsum valley is extremely rich in culture assets. The valley is dotted with gompas,chortens and mani walls.The longest mani wall are at Dzong and Phurpe. The valley preserves steps of the great Buddhist Ogi Chyuchin Melerepa foot print story and about guru Padma sambhava circumbulation. The people here never slaughter animals. even sacrifice to the gods. The Tsum valley areas basis lodges are available.

Northern Gorkha"Tsum" comes from the Tibetan word Tsombo; which means bright. Traditionally, Tsum valley was a currently distinct geographical area called Tsum Valley Trekking is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in 'Tsum Tso Chuksums, which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal,Shrigi Himal,Boudha Himal ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin & speak their own dialect. The altitude of Tsum valley trekking varies from 1905m in Lhokpa to over 5093m at Ngula Dhojhyang pass on the Tibetan Border. The hidden valley is surrounded by buddha Himal and Himal chuli to the west,Ganesh himal to the south & Shrigi himal to the north.

The Lodge has been built on the trail. Himalaya Trip organize 16 Days Tsum Valley tea house Trek.


Day 01: Kathmandu- Dhadingbensi- Arughat – Soti Khola (700m, 7-8 hours’ drive)
Day 02: Sotikhola-Machha Khola 869m,
Day 03: Machha Khola – Jagat 1340m
Day 04: Jagat- Philim Gaun – Lokpa 2240
Day 05: Lokpa-Chumling(2386m)
Day 06: Chumling-Chhokang Paro (3030m)
Day 07: Chhokang Paro - Chele/Nile (3360m)
Day 08: Chhule/Nile- MU Gompa(3910m) and back.
Day 09: Chhule/ Nile -Rachen Gomba – Chhokang Paro 3030m
Day 10: Chhokang Paro - Domje-Gumba Lungdeng ( 3200m)
Day 11: Excursion Day Ganesh Himal base camp
Day 12: Gumba Lungdeng- Domje -Chumling 2386m
Day 13: Chumling -Lokpa- Philim gaun
Day 14: Philim gaun -Jagat- Machhakhola
Day 15: Machhakhola- Sotikhola
Day 16: Sotikhola - Arughat-Kathmandu

Travel Map
Tsum Valley Trek Map

Daily Itinerary

Whats Included?

  • Pick-up and drop-off service at Trivuwan International Airport in Kathmandu by private Car/Van/Bus depending on group size.
  • Kathmandu-Soti Khola -Kathmandu by public Bus .
  • All the Meals (16 Breakfast, 15 Lunch, and 15 Dinner) and 15 Nights at Lodge or home stay accommodation during the trek.
  • One experienced and qualified English speaking guide and trekkers 2: 1 porter.
  • Tsum Valley restricted trekking permit fee.
  • Manaslu Conservation area (MCAP) permit fee.
  • TIMS Card.
  • First Aids Kit.
  • Local seasonal fresh fruit like apple and Pomegranates etc.
  • Duffel Bag.
  • Fingertip Pulse Oximeter, we use every day to check your oxygen level and pulse in your body to minimize high risk.
  • Himalaya Trip T-short.
  • 13% government VAT and Official charge.

Whats not Included?

  • International airfare and visa fee (15 days for USD$25 and 30 days for USD$40).
  • Hotel and meals in Kathmandu.
  • All the drinks such as: tea, coffee, coke, beer, mineral water etc.
  • Your Trekking Gears and Personal shopping.
  • Hot Shower, Battery charge, Boiled water, WIFI etc.
  • Your travel insurance which should include emergency rescue.
  • Tips for the staffs.

Essential Infos

Nepal's Visa process and fees ?

You will get on arrival Visa in Kathmandu International Airport . If you fill up this form Department of Immigration Nepal and bring it with you from there. It will be much faster and avoid the long queue.

  • US $ 30 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days.
  • US $ 50 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days.
  • US $ 125 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 100 days.

Regardless of the provision stated in 1(a) and 1(b), tourists with the passport from South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations aren’t required to pay visa fee for 30 days. However, Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.

Packing list for Tsum Valley Trek ?

  • Trekking boots (If new boots are purchased, “break them in” to avoid blisters) and spare laces
  • Hat (Warm),scarf and gloves
  • Trousers (Warm trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night.
  • Running shoes, sandals or thongs (To wear in the camp at night or when your boots are wet).
  • Shorts and trousers
  • Wool-blend socks, liner socks and under wear(three pairs)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Sunhat
  • Fleece jacket
  • T-shirts (two or three) and long sleeved shirt with collar (long sleeved – shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.)
  • Laundry soap powder or bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunscreen (SPF 20+) and lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Pocket knife
  • Iodine ,water-purification tablets or filter
  • Insect repellent ( for lower elevation)
  • Stuff sacks
  • Earplugs
  • Back pack
  • Sleeping back and silk liner
  • Water bottle
  • Torch (flashlight),spare batteries and bulbs
  • Duffle bag
  • Crampon
  • Down jacket
  • Camera ,memory card and battery charger( spare batteries)
  • Books and magazines
  • Trekking poles
  • Quick- drying camp towel
  • Day pack (This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirements for the day e.g. toilet items, cameras, towel, soap, chocolate bar etc.)
  • 2-4 large plastic bags: to separate clean clothes from dirty ones
  • Personal medical supplies

What kind of food do we expect ?

The Lodges have Menu; you will have your own choice. The foods are hygienic. But it is not like cities foods. Non-veg food are not recommend. It is not fresh and hygienic .

  • Breakfast: Simple Breakfast (Eggs any item , toast or Tibetan Bread, Pancake, Muesli, Oat Porridge etc.)
  • Lunch: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam,Tomato Hot spicy, Chicken curry optional), Macorani , Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo.Mo or dumpling, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries etc.
  • Dinner: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam, Tomato Hot spicy or pickle, Chicken curry optional), Macorani , Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo.Mo or dumpling, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries etc.
  • Dessert: Fresh Fruit (Apple, orange, pomegranates, Banana with any seasonal fruit) serve as sweet dessert.

Note: All the drinks soft, hot, hard drinks are not included.

When is the best time to do Tsum Valley Trek ?

We organize this trek all the months. But if you are planning to do this trek at the best time. We recommend you following time.

  • Winter (December – February): This is coldest time of the year. It will be snowing this region. But it is also possible to do this trek.
  • Spring (March – May): This is best time to trek on Tsum Valley Trek. You will have wonderful weather with warm temperature.
  • Summer (June – August): This is monsoon in Nepal. There is chances of raining every day and it will be cloudy and risk of landslide. The rain poncho or rain jacket is needed.
  • Autumn (September – November): This is another best time to do this Tsum Valley Trek. After the raining season. It will be fresh and clear weather will be appear. It will be warm temperature.

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