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.
Min 2 to Max 10 Persons
Mu Gompa 3700 meters
March to May - Sept to Nov
Trekking & Sightseeing
Tea houses / Lodges / Hotels
3 Meals a day (BLD)
Drive & Trekking
Kathmandu to Arughat
Sotikhola to Kathmandu
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.
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.
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.
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”
Upper Mustang trek & tours organize verity of trip in Himalayas. Departure dates are 100% guaranteed until and unless there is no political unrest, natural disasters or epidemics in the destination. Start dates are your arrival date in Kathmandu and end dates are the returning date from Nepal. Listed departure dates & price quoted on group joining basic. if given dates are not suits you, or travelling with friend let us to know to book private trip as per your requirements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.