Tsum Valley Trek - 14 Days

14 Day Tsum Valley Trek Cost, Itinerary, Package for 2023 | 2024

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 02
  • Trip Type: Teahouse Trek
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Season: March - May & Sept - November
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Tea House
  • Max Elevation: 3,700m | 12,139ft


  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to the starting point of the trek
  • Trek through the culturally rich Tsum Valley
  • Explore remote and untouched villages
  • Visit ancient monasteries and Buddhist shrines
  • Experience the warm hospitality of the local people
  • Spectacular views of the Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and other snow-capped peaks
  • Traverse through diverse landscapes, including lush forests, terraced fields, and high mountain passes
  • Encounter the unique flora and fauna of the region
  • Learn about the unique Tibetan-influenced culture and traditions
  • Witness traditional festivals and rituals, if the timing is right
  • Opportunity for meditation and spiritual retreat in serene surroundings
  • Immerse yourself in the tranquility and natural beauty of the Himalayas

About Tsum Valley Trek - 14 Days

Embark on an extraordinary adventure to the mystical Tsum Valley with Nepal Spirit Adventure's 14Days Tsum Valley Trek. Nestled in the remote corners of the Manaslu region, this trek offers a unique opportunity to explore a hidden gem of Nepal, known for its untouched beauty and rich cultural heritage.

Tsum Valley is renowned for its rich Buddhist culture and ancient monasteries. Along the way, we have the privilege of visiting sacred monasteries, Chortens, and gompas that are deeply rooted in Tibetan Buddhism. The warm hospitality of the local people, predominantly of Tibetan origin, adds a touch of authenticity to our journey as we immerse ourselves in their unique traditions and way of life.

Throughout the 14-day trek, we traverse through quaint villages such as Philim, Chumling, Chhekampar, and Nile, where we have the opportunity to interact with the friendly locals and gain insights into their daily lives. The trail also takes us to the revered Mu Gompa, a centuries-old monastery perched on a hilltop, where we can indulge in moments of peace and reflection amidst stunning panoramic views.

The Tsum Valley Trek is not just a physical journey but also a spiritual one. It allows us to disconnect from the chaos of the modern world and reconnect with nature and ourselves. With Nepal Spirit Adventure as your trusted companion, we ensure a well-planned itinerary, experienced guides, comfortable accommodations, and impeccable service, making your Tsum Valley Trek a truly memorable and transformative experience.

Tsum Valley Trek Route Overview

The trek begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola, where we commence our trekking adventure. From Machha Khola, we follow the trail along the Budi Gandaki River, passing through charming villages and terraced fields. As we ascend, the landscape transforms, offering breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, deep gorges, and cascading waterfalls.

Our route takes us through traditional villages such as Machha Khola, and Jagat, where we can experience the local culture and interact with the hospitable villagers. We continue our journey through the picturesque Philim village, known for its rich Gurung heritage, and onwards to Chumling and Chhekampar, which lie within the mystical Tsum Valley.

Exploring the Tsum Valley is a highlight of the trek, as we encounter ancient monasteries, including the renowned Mu Gompa, perched atop a hill. These monasteries hold great religious and cultural significance and provide a serene setting for reflection and spiritual exploration.

From the Tsum Valley, we retrace our steps and join the Manaslu Circuit trail at Chumling. As we continue our trek, we pass through lush forests, alpine meadows, and high mountain passes. Along the way, we are rewarded with awe-inspiring views of majestic peaks, including Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Himlung Himal.

The Tsum Valley Trek route offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and physical challenge. With Nepal Spirit Adventure as your guide, you can embark on this unforgettable journey, experiencing the wonders of the Tsum Valley and creating lifelong memories.

Why Nepal Spirit Adventure for the Tsum Valley Trek?

Nepal Spirit Adventure is your ideal choice for the Tsum Valley Trek for several compelling reasons.

First and foremost, we are a reputable and experienced trekking company with extensive knowledge and expertise in organizing treks in Nepal. Our team of professional guides and staff members is dedicated to ensuring your safety, comfort, and enjoyment throughout the entire journey.

We have carefully designed the Tsum Valley Trek itinerary to provide you with the best possible experience. Our route allows ample time for acclimatization, ensuring that you can adjust to the high altitude and fully enjoy the breathtaking landscapes and cultural encounters along the way. We prioritize your well-being and make every effort to minimize the risks associated with high-altitude trekking.

At Nepal Spirit Adventure, we believe in responsible and sustainable tourism. We promote eco-friendly practices and strive to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the regions we visit. We work closely with local communities, supporting their livelihoods and respecting their traditions. By choosing us, you contribute to the local economy and help in the conservation of the Tsum Valley and its surrounding areas.

Embarking on the Tsum Valley Trek with Nepal Spirit Adventure guarantees a memorable and transformative adventure. We invite you to join us and discover the hidden treasures of the Tsum Valley, forging unforgettable memories in the heart of the Himalayas.

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Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, Nepal Spirit Adventure's crew will welcome you on your arrival then transfer to your hotel is included in the trek package. If your Nepal arrival time is in the day hour you can stroll in Thamel streets local market, if the arrival in night just check in at the hotel overnight in Kathmandu. 

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,265ft
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Today will be a complete rest day in Kathmandu. You can organize the trekking equipment you may not have met your Tsum Valley trek guide and organize with him your trek sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bag (returned after the trek) is included in the package.

The company manager is applying for the Isum Valley special trek permit at the immigration and other necessary CAMP/MCP entry permit. If you are interested in a city tour of Kathmandu, you can join our regular city tour of Kathmandu. The tour cost will be an extra cost and is not included in the trek package overnight at the hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,265ft

Today we drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola through Dhading Beshi and Arughat. The road deteriorates and is quite rough and bumpy from Dhading to Arughat. This afternoon we follow a trail through the woods heading upriver along the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River and then across the mountains from where we have frequent views down to the river far below. Long hours bus journey, overnight stay in a teahouse of Machha Khola.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Location: Machha Khola
  • Altitude: 8,70m | 2,952ft
  • Transportation: By Bus

After breakfast, start the trek, In the first session, we will pass the Tatopani-hot Spring, a place with a hot spring waterfall. From there, we will climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki River. Climb the staircase; we reach Dobhan. Crossing a bridge over the Dobhan Khola, the trail climbs to Duman.

Climbing up again to the Budhi Gandaki, we will reach Yaru Khola. The kind of climbing and crossing the bridge happen at the Yaru Khola as well as Tharo Bharyang. Cross the west part of the BudhiGandakii; we will reach the village of Jagat night in teahouse.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Location: Jagat
  • Altitude: 1,410m | 4,625ft

After breakfast, we will start our Tsum Valley Today journey start climbing over a rocky narrow path up to hills to Salleri. After Salleri we will then climb down to Sirdibas. Our walk will continue to Ghatta Khola and the open valley getting too close to us. We will climb the small hill to reach Philim after crossing the suspension bridge.

After We cross the Philim to the north along the forest with the views of the narrow valley we climb along with forest areas for about an hour and reach Ekle Bhatti. Moving higher along pine forests, we reach a scenic gorge and drop to a junction. We take the right trail that leads to Tsum Valley our stay for the night on Lokpa. From here onward air gets cooler with a touch of Tibetan culture.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Location: Lokpa
  • Altitude: 1,660m | 5,446ft
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours

After breakfast, crosses the valley, and after the half-hour walk on the right side, we get a chance to see the big and beautiful waterfall and enter the pine forest. After the short walk on today's Tsum Valley trek, down the hill, we reach Tsum Valley.

We can enjoy the views of pine and rhododendron forest along with the best view of the Himalchuli Mountains at 7893m not only that we can have a look over a small beautiful village.

After climbing down the hill for half an hour towards Lungwa Khola and climbing jick jack and difficult path two hours north, we reach Gumlung passing the pine and rhododendrons forest.

By crossing the Siyar Khola, we finally arrive at Chumling. We get a chance to view Shringi Himal from Chumling and we can visit the old Chumling gompa and the streets of the stone village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Location: Domje
  • Altitude: 2,500m | 8,202ft.
  • Walking Hours: 6 - 7 hours

After breakfast, start the trek by crossing the suspension bridge on the opposite bank of the river we get a chance to enjoy the views of Ganesh Himal. After the short walk from the Rainjam to Serpu Khola and crossing another bridge, we arrive at the Gho Village.

If we continue to climb Tsum for two hours we can reach to Village of Chhokangparo. If the weather is in our favor then we can enjoy the views of Himchuli at 7,893 meters and Ganesh Himal at 7140m. After enjoying such an attractive view we will cross Chokhangparo, We need to be careful of the altitude problem while climbing above Chokhangparo.

We pass the Lamagaon crossing rope suspension bridge to the Rachen Gompa, which is well known as nunnery Gompa too on our today walk of Tsum Valley trek. We will visit for a short time and then we cross the Shiar Khola. We continue to walk through the well-managed village of Lar (micro hydro power), Phurbe, and Pangdun.

Leaving the old historic Stupa of Buddha on a way crossing the village of Chhule, climbing upstream, and crossing the bridge, we finally arrive at the Nile. If we want, we can visit Chhuto a famous monastery of Chhule which is located at the top, the night teahouse of the Nile.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Location: Nile
  • Altitude: 3,361m | 11,026ft
  • Walking Hours: 5 - 6 hours

We are now almost close to the Tibetan border on our Tsum Valley trek. Walk to the west bank of the valley through the Tibetan landscapes. Climb up to the Mu Gompa. We also visit the monastery. Then after, we visit the Dhephu Doma Gompa.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Location: Mu Gompa
  • Altitude: 3,700m | 12,139ft

A rest or free day at Mu Gomba for a local day-tour of the villages and to interact with the natives of Tsum, this place hardly see few numbers of westerners, at Mu visit the old Mu Gomba which houses antique scrolls, statues,s and relics this is one of the most famed and important monasteries of Tsum and Manaslu region.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Location: Mu Gompa
  • Altitude: 3,700m | 12,139ft

Last day around the Tsum Valley area, the morning walk on the long downhill to Chumling village, most of the walk is on the same route passing several farm areas and farmhouses and back to the forest, after the downhill walk reaching back to Chumling village for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Location: Chumling
  • Altitude: 2,386m | 7,828ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 - 7 hours

Today wake up with morning tea have a quick substantial breakfast then we will pack our bag pack and be ready to downhill to Sallery village. Before we reach Sallery village there are several villages we will cross and there are some of the best Mountain Viewpoints along the Tsum Valley trekking trail overnight in the teahouse.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Location: Sallery
  • Altitude: 2,000m | 6,561ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 - 7 hours

We will trek from Sallery to Machhakhola through Jagat and Tatopani. We climb down to Sirdibas and we finally reach Jagat. We climb down further which takes us to Yaruphant. After crossing the dry climate of Tibet, we get to subtropical green vegetation. We continue our trek to Dobhan and finally arrive at Tatopani.

There is a hot spring at Tatopani, you can enjoy the hot spring by dipping yourself into it and relax your tired muscles by soaking yourself in the hot spring if not you can continue walking ups and down from Tatopani to reach Khorlabesi where you can rest for a day or The path crosses the Tharo Khola flowing in the rocky gorge.

It would help if you moved towards the river and traversed to Machha Khola village. You need to walk along the Budhi Gandaki River to reach the Gurung village of Labubesi. You should pass the two waterfalls on the steep rocky path on the side of a vertical rock then we reach Khursane.

Continuing walk along Budi Gandaki’s edge and cross the Sal forests. Finally, you need to cross the bridge to arrive at Machha Khola.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Location: Machha Khola
  • Altitude: 8,70m | 2,952ft
  • Walking Hours: 6 - 7 hours

Morning board on a vehicle for the drive back to Kathmandu, as the journey leads with a few short ups and then downhill all the way to Arughat, continue the journey on the same route to Dhadingbesi and at Trisuli River, after Trisuli River on the main highway to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,265ft
  • Transportation: By bus

Time to bid farewell from the landlocked Himalayan country Nepal! Depending on your flight time, our representative will drop you at the Kathmandu International Airport. However, if you wish to extend your trip, there are many options such as jungle safari, heli tours, day tours, and cultural and city in Nepal and neighboring countries of Bhutan, Tibet, and India.  

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    Cost Details

    • Your international arrival and final departure transfer by private vehicle
    • Hotel in Kathmandu: 3night twins sharing the room with breakfast, 2-night before and one night after the trek
    • Kathmandu to Machha Khola to Kathmandu by bus
    • Teahouses accommodation along the Tsum Valley trek
    • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner daily 3 times a day meals are included on the package
    • Tsum valley trek permit
    • Manaslu and Annapurna conservation permit
    • Experience trek guide including his daily wages and insurance
    • One porter is included for two trekkers including his daily wages and insurance
    • Trekking equipment: 4-season sleeping bag feather-down jacket and duffel bag
    • Comprehensive medical kit
    • Coordination of services for emergency and rescue operations
    • Government taxes and company service charge
    • International flight tickets
    • Nepal visa
    • Travel insurance with rescue operation coverage
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, hot showers, heater, phone calls, etc
    • Tips for your guide and Porter
    • Any additional nights stay in hotels in the event of an early return from the trek or an extended stay in Nepal
    • Personal trekking equipment

    Dates & Prices

    Departure note

    Our online trek departure date is guaranteed, if it is not working do contact us to set another departure date as per your suitable trip departure date, private trek can organize any time in the year. Start Dates: Your arrival date in Nepal End Dates: Returning date from Nepal.

    Useful Information

    Upon Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, you will be warmly welcomed by our friendly airport representative or staff. They will be waiting for you with a display board bearing the name Nepal Spirit Adventure. From there, you will be transferred to your designated hotel in Kathmandu.

    Once you have settled in at your hotel, we will schedule a convenient time in the afternoon or evening to meet and discuss important details about your trip. During this meeting, we will provide you with comprehensive information regarding your chosen trip itinerary, including the services that are included and excluded. It will be an opportunity to address any questions or concerns you may have about the trip.

    Furthermore, we will introduce you to your experienced guide who will be accompanying you throughout your trek.

    Accommodations in Kathmandu

    During your stay in Kathmandu, we provide comfortable accommodation at 2 to 3-star tourist standard hotels. The rooms are arranged on a twin-sharing basis and include breakfast. If you are traveling as part of a group, you will be paired with a fellow group member of the same gender. However, if you prefer to have a room to yourself, you can request a single room supplement at an additional cost.

    In addition to the standard accommodation, we also offer the option to upgrade to deluxe star category hotels. If you would like more information about the available options or wish to make a reservation, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are here to assist you and ensure that your accommodation in
    Kathmandu meets your preferences and requirements.

    Accommodations in Tsum Vally Trek

    During the trek, we provide accommodations in tea houses or lodges along the trekking route. These tea houses are basic yet comfortable, offering a cozy place to rest and recharge after a day of trekking. The rooms in the tea houses are typically twin-sharing with two beds, basic bedding, and blankets.

    Please note that in some cases, single rooms may be available at an additional cost, but this is subject to availability.

    The tea houses provide communal dining areas where you can enjoy your meals. The menu options at the tea houses are varied, offering a selection of local and international dishes to cater to different dietary preferences. While the facilities may be simple, the tea houses provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere, allowing you to connect with fellow trekkers and share stories of your adventure.

    Our team at Nepal Spirit Adventure ensures that the tea houses we choose for accommodation during the trek meet certain standards of cleanliness, comfort, and safety.

    Meals on the Trek

    During the trek, we provide three delicious and nourishing meals a day. The meals are freshly prepared at the tea houses or lodges where you will be staying. You can expect a variety of local and international dishes to satisfy your hunger and provide you with the energy you need for trekking.

    Breakfast typically includes options such as eggs, toast, porridge, pancakes, and tea or coffee. It's a hearty meal to kickstart your day and fuel your trekking adventure.

    For lunch, you can enjoy a well-balanced meal that often includes items like rice, noodles, pasta, potatoes, vegetables, and soups. These meals are designed to provide you with the necessary nutrients and sustenance to keep you going during the day.

    In the evening, you'll be served a warm and satisfying dinner. The menu options may include items like dal bhat (a traditional Nepali dish of lentil soup, rice, and vegetables), curry, momo (dumplings), pasta, and other tasty dishes. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available, ensuring that everyone's
    dietary preferences are catered to.

    While on the trek, it's important to stay hydrated. We provide safe drinking water throughout the trek to keep you refreshed and hydrated. You can also purchase bottled water or use water purification tablets if you prefer.

    Best Time for Tsum Valley Visit

    The best time to embark on the Tsum Valley Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons in Nepal. These months offer the most favorable weather and ideal conditions for trekking in the Tsum Valley region.

    Both spring and autumn offer the opportunity to witness the unique cultural festivals and rituals celebrated by the local communities in the Tsum Valley. You can immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region and interact with the warm and hospitable locals.

    At Nepal Spirit Adventure, we carefully plan our Tsum Valley Trek itineraries to coincide with the best seasons, ensuring that you have the most enjoyable and safe trekking experience. Our experienced guides and staff will accompany you, providing assistance and sharing their knowledge of the region throughout the journey.

    Group Size

    At Nepal Spirit Adventure, we offer flexibility in group sizes for our trekking trips in Nepal. Whether you prefer to join a fixed departure group or have a private trip, we can accommodate your needs.

    For fixed departure groups, the minimum group size is 1 person, ensuring that even solo travelers can embark on their desired trek. The maximum group size is typically 10 participants, but we can also accommodate larger groups upon request.

    If you prefer a more personalized experience, we can organize a private trip for you, even if you're traveling alone. In this case, a single supplement cost will apply.

    Additionally, we provide estimated group departure dates on our website, allowing you to join an existing group on a scheduled trek. If these dates do not align with your availability, we can create a new group departure date based on your preferred flexible dates.

    Acclimatization on the Trek

    Acclimatization is a crucial aspect of trekking in the high-altitude regions of Nepal, including the Tsum Valley. It is important to allow your body to adjust to the increasing altitude to minimize the risk of altitude sickness and ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

    During the Tsum Valley Trek, we incorporated scheduled acclimatization days into the itinerary. These rest days are strategically placed at certain points along the trek, allowing you to adapt to the thinning air and changing altitude.

    On these acclimatization days, you will have the opportunity to explore the surroundings, take in the breathtaking views, and engage with the local culture. You can participate in short hikes to higher elevations, which aid in the acclimatization process.

    Our experienced guides are well-versed in altitude-related concerns and will closely monitor your health and well-being throughout the trek. They will provide guidance on proper acclimatization techniques, including staying hydrated, maintaining a steady pace, and recognizing any symptoms of altitude

    Travel Insurance for Tsum Valley Trek

    Travel insurance is a must and necessary that you are insured when booking trips with Nepal Spirit Adventure. Insurance protections should cover Travel / Medical sufficiently as well as emergency and immediate rescue evacuation by any means of transportation including helicopters on medical grounds.

    As well as covering against loss or theft of your belonging and valuables please make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as Trekking and Climbing including other trips and adventure sports.