20 days
Trip Level
Group Size
3700 m

For many years Tsum valley has also been remote. It has been available to foreign travelers since 2008. The local population has, therefore, authentically maintained its Buddhist culture, religion, and architecture. The Tsum Valley Trekking provides exquisite Himalayan views, such as Ganesh, Siringi, and Buddha Himal ranges. Tsum comes from the word Tsombo; the meaning is colorful. Besides that, decorated with prayer flags, Tsortens, and mani walls, make this Trek worthwhile. The entire circuit is due to the stunning views seen throughout the route. This trail is challenging, with less traffic that remains untouched by modernization and urbanization. It is the Tsum valley rather than an open-air pilgrimage trek.

In earlier times, the Tsum Valley Trek was a contemplation and regeneration site. This region’s history is evident through the thousands of stone carvings of ancient inscriptions. It can see all the way; besides, in the Tsum Valley, wildlife like the Himalayan Thar and blue sheep are abundantly visible among all the others. For those who wish to observe these locals’ unique cultures and traditions, Tsum Valley Trek is highly recommendable. Likewise, if you prefer to do both Tsum Valley with Manaslu Circuit Trek, it takes at least 3-weeks for a whole circuit.

Highlights of the trails insight

The Tsum Valley is relatively untouched and has an unmatched culture than others in Nepal
Visit Mu Gumpa very ancient monastery with spectacular scenery surrounding

Visit various choruses, monasteries, and Gompas, representing the direct influence of Tibetan Buddhism
Trek through the subtropical forest at lower elevations to the foothills of the Himalayas and this region’s most fabulous viewpoint

Spectacular scenery, really admirable, and a lifetime experience
Explore an isolated valley consisting of pure traditional culture

Tsum Valley Trek Itinerary

Days Destination Altitude in Meters  Distance
1. Drive to Arughat 820 5h00
2. Trek to Lapu Bensi 900 6h00
3. Lapu Bensi – Dovan 1370 6h30
4. Dovan to Philim 1570 7h00
5. Trek to Lokpa 2240 4h30
6. Lokpa to Tsumling 2390 5h00
7. Trek to Tsekamparo 3010 4h30
8. Chhekamparo to the Nile 3240 3h00
9. Trek to Mu-Gompa 3700 3h00
10. Exploration day in Mu-gompa
11. Trek to Tsekamparo 6h00
12. Tsekamparo to Lokpa 7h00
13. Trek to Jagat 6h30
14. Jagat to Machha Khola 7h00
15. Trek to Soti Khola
16. Drive back to Kathmandu
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Arughat Bazaar is the beginning of a Tsum Valley Trekking as it passes the charming villages to Mu Gompa. The trail continues along the Manaslu trek while the route separates from Ekle Bhatti. Then it goes to Lokpa, climbs Mu Gompa, and passes through the small villages. These valleys are followed with knowledge of the region’s unusual landscape and Buddhist influences. A side trip to the Ganesh Himal Base camp rewards spectacular views, while you can see the Ganesh Himal scenery and other sister peaks. In fact, on the way to Manaslu Circuit Trek, the Trek will expand until you reach two valleys in a single excursion. Acclimatization is, therefore, necessary to carry out the Trek, and a good physique is mandatory.


Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of the Arrival gate with a Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.

Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit the heritage site of Kathmandu valley, followed by a pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing where you meet trek guide and other team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment and nature of peak climbing and other necessary information

Day 3: Kathmandu – Arughat (710 m) 8h00 drive.

The day of the departure to the Arughat is by local bus. A regarding drive through the countryside of Nepal will enjoy the mountain scenery, forests, beautiful landscapes, and villages and get Arughat in the late afternoon.

Day 4: Arughat – Labubensi (900 m): 6h00 walk.

On the First Day of the trek, walking through the new construction rough road to Sotikhola. Then we cross a bridge trek through the forests along the Budi Gandaki River passing by several villages, rice fields, and waterfalls, and get Labu Bensi.

Day 5: Labu Bensi – Doban (1370 m) 6h00 walk.

After breakfast, we will depart for Doban following the same river passing through several villages and crossing over the bridge several times in the same river along the trail.

Day 6: Doban – Philim (1570 m) 6:00 walk

As we arrive at Jagat stop for checking permit and cross a bridge walk along the bank of the river with an easy trail. Finally, cross a bridge over Budi Gandaki and climbs up to Philim village.

Day 7: Philim – Lhokpa (2240 m) 6h00 walk.

As usual as other days, after breakfast the trail leads an easy trail up to the Ekle Bhatti a junction to go Manaslu circuit trek and Tsum Valley Trek, We catch up right side way to get to the village of Lokpa which is considered as lower Tsum

Day 8: Lokpa – Chumling (2390m) 5h00 walk.

Today starts the trek with descending to a stream then climbing up into pine and rhododendron forests with zigzag and difficult trails to get another settlement and cross a stream to get Chhumling

Day 9: Chumling – Chhekhangparo (3010m) 4h00 walk.

The trail goes gradually ascends through pine forest and cross suspension bridges over the stream; enjoy a great view of Ganesh Himal and get Chhekangparo.

Day 10: Chhekhangparo – Nile (3240m) 4h00 walk.

The trail leads you Lama gaon then cross several suspension bridges along the trail by experiencing the local villages and antic monasteries with their treasure of arts upstream to the Nile

Day 11: Nile –Mu Gumpa (3700m) 4h00 walk

The trail goes gradually uphill walk to the west bank of the valley in barren landscapes. We are very near to the Tibet border when we arrive in Mu Gompa.

Day 12: Exploration day in Mu Gompa

The whole day, we spent to visit Mu Gompa area. There is the largest monastery in the valley. The monastery is situated on top of the Tsum valley afterward there is no settlement remains only a barren Tibetan plateau.

Day 13: Mu Gumpa – Rachen Gompa (3500 m) 5h00 walk.

After excursion Mu Gumpa we descend back to the same trail followed by shiar Khola Phurbe then turn away to Rachen Gompa just opposite the site of Lama Gaon.

Day 14: Rachen Gompa – Chumling 5h00 walk.

The trail comes up to Phurbe then crosses a bridge to get Lama Gaon and the same way to Chumling.

Day 15: Chumling – Philim (1570 m) 6h00 walk.

It’s the same way down to Philim while we are ascending.

Day 16: Philim – Khorlabesi (930 m) 6h00 walk

Same way back to Khorlabensi while we ascending

Day 17: Khorla Bensi – Soti Khola (730 m) 6h00 walk.


Day 18: Sotikhola – Arughat (535) 4h00 walk.


Day 19: Arughat – Kathmandu. (1350 m) 7h00 drive

This is a scenic drive passing through several villages, rice fields, vegetation, the river as well as beautiful mountains and getting to Kathmandu in the afternoon.

Day 20: Final Departure

A representative from Himalayan Exploration Treks will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Tribhuwan International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please report at least 3 hours before the flight.
Hotel and Airport transfer
Accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast
All accommodations and all meals during the treks
All necessary documentation and permits
All ground transportation (as per mention in itinerary)
Professional guide and porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fee (advice to take accurate amount)
Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast)
Personal Expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
Travel Insurance
Tips for Guide and Porter

Prices quoted and payable only in (US$ dollars). All prices published on our website set as low as possible. The prices may vary due to currency fluctuation, fuel prices, and unforeseen economic circumstances. But, we guarantee our prices which already signed up for your tour. Please consult us for a custom quote.

No, you are not allowed to drink water from the direct tap or streams on the Manaslu Tsum Valley. But you can also use a purifier or SteriPen. It is expensive to buy water (maybe ten times the cost of purchasing water in Kathmandu).
Be conscious. This trek will be over 3500 m in elevation. The possibilities of having an altitude illness usually begin at this altitude. But to prevent this, we have planned the itinerary to give you time to acclimatize as much as possible.
There’s nobody who’s going to suffer from altitude sickness. The younger and fitter people do not experience high altitude illnesses when they feel older and less fit. It’s not related to fitness or age. Speak to your private practitioner. Prescription medicines are available to help avoid the symptoms of altitude sickness. But go gently and listen to the body and be mindful of any changes and listen to your guide if he thinks that you have symptoms (which might not be apparent).
We will be able to collect your travel insurance policies and details before your trip. In case of emergency, we will be able to coordinate with your insurance company and helicopters company for emergency evacuation.
There is no doubt only be a First aid. We take a first-aid kit on every trip. We always advise you to make your own. Here’s a checklist of items you can bring, recommended. Vaccinations are not compulsory in Nepal; however, we suggest that you keep this checklist if necessary.
Yes, we only provide insurance to our staff. We recommend that you purchase insurance in your home country. Note: Insurance should cover medical and emergency evacuation.
No. The trails are well-known. You will not need crampons if you are not traveling in the mid-winter. Instead of the crampons, bring non-technical, lightweight spikes, are less costly and suit any shoe size.
No, we do not need tents or mattresses. There are tea houses along the trek.
When you forget something, it may be complicated to find something here. Check here for a detailed packing list for (general) trekking in Nepal. If you’re not a regular hiker, you can rent most of Nepal’s trekking equipment upon your arrival.
Anything you do not want for the trip can leave at our office or your hotel. We recommend that you make sure your bag is lockable.
Generally, we use local guides. Our guides have been numerous times on each trek to the relevant areas. All are qualified, competent, versatile, and certified licensed guides with the Government of Nepal.
If you use a porter, there are two advantages:
1. You can enjoy your trek entirely without carrying a heavy backpack.
2. Another is to increase the local communities’ income.
A porter can carry an average of 20 kg with his or her bag so that they can carry up to 16 kg of your equipment and gears. But we provide a backpack for them.
Yes, of course. We ensure that our staff is well insured.
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