Tsum valley trek permit cost, map to visit Tsum valley Nepal

Tsum valley trek permit cost, map to visit Tsum valley Nepal 15 Days US$1145

About short Tsum valley trek

Tsum Valley Trek is off-the-beaten-path trek of Restricted area of Manang Nepal. Tsum valley preserve its prestine ature, unique culture and tradition in purest form. This exotic journey through the remote villages, rugged landscapes, and ancient monasteries of this mystical Himalayan region.

Tsum Valley Trekking is a moderate to difficult walking trail is rugged, steep, and passes through high altitude. It requires physical fitness and endurance. Tsum Valley Trek is an exotic journey to the hidden gems of Nepal. It offers a unique opportunity to experience the rich culture, pristine nature, and spiritual heritage. The trek is not only a physical challenge but also a spiritual and cultural experience that will leave a lasting impression on trekkers. So, pack your bags, tie your shoelaces, and get ready to embark on magical journey to Tsum Valley in Manang.

Trip Fact


Manaslu, Nepal


15 Days



Group Size

Min 2 to Max 10 Persons

Max altitude

Mu Gompa 3700 meters

Best time

March to May - Sept to Nov


Trekking & Sightseeing


Tea houses / Lodges / Hotels


3 Meals a day (BLD)


Drive & Trekking

Start from

Kathmandu to Arughat

End at

Sotikhola to Kathmandu

Tsum valley trek overview

Manaslu Tsum valley trek, situated to the north central part of Nepal in Gorkha district, is an idyllic adventure and pilgrimage trek to one of the finest trekking and climbing region of Nepal, Manaslu conservation area famed as a hidden paradise, concealed in the vicinity of Trans-Himalayan range, Tsum valley is uniquely rich in natural, cultural, and wildlife possession.

The valley blooms beautifully in the foothills of towering mountains encircling it that include Buddha Himal and Chuli Himal to the west, Sringi Himal to the north, and Ganesh Himal to the south. Opened in 2008 for trekking, Tsum valley trek usually kicks off from the Arughat of Gorkha following Manaslu circuit trek route.wildlife in Tsum valley trek in Nepal

The valley regarded as the sacred for Buddhists is festooned with rich ancient culture, art, and region mirrored on the ancient Buddhist monasteries, Chhortens, Maniwalls, and traditional display of local people who are a typical Gurungs believed to have Tibetan origin.

Tsum Valley is a hidden paradise that has remained secluded from the outside world for centuries. With its pristine natural beauty, unique culture, and peaceful environment, the valley has become a popular destination among explorer.

You will have an opportunity to explore the monasteries like Rachen Gumba, Mu Gumba, Lungdang Gumba, and Dheron Gumba that echo rich architectural and artistic brilliance of the ancient Tsum Kingdom.

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Beside these, the exploration of Milarepa Piren Phu cave during the trek will also excite your journey. The cascading waterfalls, deep gorges, and panoramic appearance of gigantic mountains will proffer added charm to your endeavor. Nepal largely famed as an adobe of natural marvels.

You will be welcomed by the warm & unique hospitality from local people and served with a local butter tea during tsum valley manaslu trek. You travel will be accompanied by our professional trekking guides to make your travel dream come true as pleasurably as possible. For any information on Tsum valley trek and customized trekking packages, please feel easy to mail us. We will heartily and generously try to assist you on the matter.

Tsum valley hiking an unique trip to explore the cultural wonders and natural scenery of Himalaya. It is possible to do Manaslu and tsum valley trek at once also. Our tsum valley homestay trek itinerary design to show you the sacred Himalayan pilgrimage, people, culture untouched by the modernity.

Tsum valley trek highlights

  • Explore the most sacred pilgrimage valleys, monasteries, Chortens, Mani walls, rich Buddhist culture and traditions.
  • Feel the strong spiritual vibe while walking in off-the-beaten-path of Manaslu region that will leave a lasting impression.
  • Catch the glimpse of Manaslu, Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal, river waterfall, lakes, green valleys and vibrant countryside of Nepal.
  • Interact with Tsumba people in villages, witness their culture, customs, and festivals, immerse yourself in their way of life.
  • Encounter with diverse range of flora and fauna including blue sheep, Himalayan Tahr, musk deer, snow leopards, and bears
  • Get a deeper insight into great cultural and spiritual experience in less explored Tsum valley in Manaslu Nepal.
  • Discover beautiful pine, juniper and rhododendron forests, a really peaceful atmosphere in the Himalayas.
  • Visit sacred Milarepa cave, ancient monasteries, nunneries like Mu gompa, Ranchen gumba, Lungdang Gompa etc.
  • Pass through deep gorges and pristine landscape, mythical villages, traditional lifestyle untouched by modernization.

Tsum valley trek itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

After arrival in Kathmandu Airport (TIA) Nepal, our representative will welcome you and transfer to hotel by private vehicle. At hotel he/ she will give short briefing about program agreement and day to day plan. Check into hotel, use free time to take rest, relax and explore around Thamel.

Elevation: 1,400 meters / 4593 feet.

After breakfast, full day sightseeing journey in Kathmandu valley start with private vehicle and professional guide. There are many sights to see in Kathmandu Nepal. Among of them guide takes you to the selected destination like Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square etc. Kathmandu sightseeing trip covers major historical, and cultural monuments that beautifully crafted with various wood, metal, and stonework. The city is full of history and culture, there is something for everyone to enjoy. After city tours, we will drive back to hotel and conduct Pre-trip meeting. You spent rest of the time for gear shopping, packaging, exploring streets of Thamel and sample local food.

Today we will transfer you to airport 3 hours before scheduled flight to depart from Kathmandu or back home after amazing trip to Himalayas. “Have a safe journey! hope to see you again in future”

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What are included in this package?

  • Airports pick up on your arrival day by private vehicle
  • Kathmandu sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Arkhet bazaar trek start point
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) 4 cups of hot drink each day on choice
  • Tea houses accommodation during trekking period
  • Professional English speaking guide trained by government of Nepal
  • Experience trekking staffs (2 guest = 1 porter basic) to carry your backpack
  • All necessary paperwork, special permits, TIMS and local taxes
  • Travel and rescue arrangements if require
  • Private transportation from Soti Khola to Kathmandu after Tsum valley trek
  • Drop you to airport by private vehicle to depart Nepal


  • Visa fees / international airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Hotel, Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses phone calls, mineral water, bar bills, hot shower, battery recharge, extra porters & gears etc
  • Tips for guides, porters (Tipping are expected but not mandatory)
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What is the history of Tsum valley?

Tsum Valley is a sacred hidden valley with a rich history and culture. It is home of several important monasteries, including Mu Gompa, which is over 1,000 years old. Tsum valley is believed to have been visited by the Buddhist saint Milarepa in the 11th century. Tsum Valley is believed to be a beyul, or sacred valley refuge for the followers of Tibetan Buddhism. Local Tsumba people are also known for their traditional Tibetan culture and way of life.

How long is the Tsum valley trek?

Typically, Tsum Valley trek takes 12 to16 days to complete. Exact length of the trek will depend on the route you taken, acclimatization stops, fitness level and pace of trek.

How much is Tsum valley trek permit fee?

Tsum Valley trek permit fee USD 40 per person for the first week and USD 7 per person for each additional day from September to November.

From December to August, the permit fee is USD 30 per person for the first week and USD 7 per person for each additional day.

Beside that Manaslu conservation area permit also require to visit Tsum valley. MCAP cost NPR 3000 per person per entry.

Which season is best for Tsum valley trek?

The best season for Tsum valley trek is spring season (March to May) and autumn season (September to November) months. Generally, the weather is sunny and mild, clear sky and favorable temperature during these months.

What is the population of Tsum valley?

There are 33 villages, 529 households and 4,000 people live in Tsum Valley Nepal. People of tsum valley known as “Tsumbas”. Tsum Valley is a sensitive area with its unique culture, Buddhist monasteries, beautiful scenery, diverse vegetation and wildlife.

How high is Tsum valley altitude of Manaslu region?

Tsum Valley is a beautiful walking holidays destination, highest point of this journey “Mu Gumba” situated at an altitude meters 3718 / 12198 feet above sea level. it is important to acclimatize properly while trekking to this area. The main village of Tsum Valley is Chhekampar, at an elevation of about 3,050 meters /10,006 feet and surrounded by high mountains.

How to obtain Tsum valley trek permits?

Tsum Valley is a restricted area, so you have to consult with local agency to obtain tsum valley trek permit. We are happy to issue the permit and organize tsum valley trip as per your desire and duration holidays, write us.

How to go to Manaslu Tsum valley trek?

Tsum valley trek starting point accessible by road then need to walk for 5 days to reach Tsum valley Nepal. Either Soti Khola or Machha khola are the main gateway to Tsum valley of Manaslu region of the Himalayas.

Is there WIFI coverage Tsum valley Nepal?

Yes, there is Wi-Fi coverage in some of the lodges in Tsum valley trekking route. Internet service in Manaslu region is limited, not very fast and stop frequently. Some of guest house / te houses offer Wi-Fi for guest, it is enough to communicate with friends and family.

It is possible to visit Tsum valley without guide?

No, it is not possible to visit Tsum Valley without guide. Tsum Valley is a restricted area it requires special permits, obtain through agency and have to have a guide. This is to ensure safety and security of trekkers and to protect the fragile environment of Manaslu conservation area.

How hard is the tsum valley trekking?

Tsum valley trek consider as moderate plus trek due to high altitude and long trekking days. Physically fit, experience hikers can visit tsum valley Nepal easily. walking trails are well-maintained, explorers need to walk in some steep ascend and descend sections and rocky terrain.

Where does the Manaslu Tsum valley trek begin?

Manaslu Tsum Valley trek begins at either Soti Khola or Machha Khola, a small village about 167 kilometers northwest of Kathmandu. After road construction better to start trek from Machha Khola village. It takes around 7 to 8 hours’ scenic drive from Kathmandu to reach trek start point. From there trek follows the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River, gradually ascending through pine and rhododendron forests, traditional villages, terraced fields to reach unspoiled region of Nepal.

What are the meals on the Tsum valley trekking like?

Most of the tea house in tsum valley trekking route offers verities of food (Nepali and western dishes) in reasonable price. The most common dish is Dal Bhat (main of Nepali cuisine) must try at once. Available food in teahouses of this reason are fresh and nutritious that provide enough energy to compete trip.

What kind of accommodation available in Tsum valley trekking route?

Basic lodges, tea houses and homestay accommodation available during Tsum Valley trekking in Nepal. The small, family-run local lodges offer neat and clean bed room and delicious food on route.

How long does it take to hike Manaslu Tsum valley in Gorkha?

Typically, Manaslu Tsum valley trek takes around 14 to 16 days to complete. It depends on itinerary, pace, fitness level, time of year, and acclimatizing days etc. Hiking journey takes in to Manaslu Conservation Area Gorkha, which is the home of variety of flora, fauna, landscapes, including forests, meadows, glaciers, and alpine lakes.

How safe is Tsum valley trekking in Nepal?

Generally, Tsum Valley trekking is safe, but there are some risks to be aware of, such as altitude sickness, injuries, and wildlife encounters. It is important to be prepared and to take precautions to minimize these risks. We advise you to organize trip through agency with the support of guide and porters. Guides can help you to acclimatize to the altitude, navigate the trails, and deal with any emergencies that may arise. Porters can carry your gear, which will make the trek easier and more enjoyable. Overall, Tsum Valley trekking in Nepal is a safe and rewarding experience.

Why trekking in Tsum valley “Chumchet” of Gorkha ?

Trekking in Tsum valley “Chumchet” is to explore untouched part of Himalayas and traditions of Tsumbas. This journey offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural richness and adventure. The trek passes through several villages, variety of landscapes, including pine forests, rhododendron forests, high alpine meadows, and glaciers.

Is Tsum valley worth it?

Yes, Tsum Valley is definitely worth a visit, if you would like to explore stunning scenery and rich cultural heritage in the Himalayas. Off-the-beaten-path takes you to discover beautiful valley, verity of wildlife and vegetation’s, high mountains, ancient monasteries, and friendly villagers. Tsum Valley is a great destination for hikers and trekkers of all levels.

Where is Tsum valley located?

Tsum Valley is a part of Manaslu conservation area located in Gorkha district of Nepal, near the border with Tibet. Tsum Valley is a hidden valley, remote and unspoiled trekking destination of Nepal. Culturally rich tsum valley has a unique history and closely tied to Tibetan Buddhism.

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