Tsum Valley Trekking


Key Information

  • Trip Duration 16 Days
  • Price from US$ 1250
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Trip Style NA
  • Accomodation Lodge to lodge
  • Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max Elevation 4,060M
  • Group Size 2-6
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The Tsum Valley is a Holy Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in the northern Gorkha district of Nepal. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word "Tsombo" which means stunning. The trail heads up the valley of the Budi Gandaki River through wild and unexplored country populated mainly by members of the Gurung ethnic groups. A good cup of the locally cultivated natural coffee and Tatopani hot springs will help you to relax on this intensive trial.

Upper Tsum valley Trekking (part of the Inner Himalayan) open from Chhokangparo, 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 cultural assets. The valley is dotted with gompas (Buddhist monasteries), chortens, and mani walls. The longest mani walls (over 250m) are at Dzong and Purple. The valley preserves the steps of the great Buddhist Yogi Chyuchin Milarepa and the story about Guru Padmasambhava circulation. People here never kill any animals even as a sacrifice to the gods. The Tsum Valley is enclosed by the Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Sringi Himal to the North. If you are not satisfied with this itinerary or if you want to customize this package on your timeline or budget, please feel free to contact us, or email to [email protected]


  • 01Arrival in Kathmandu: 15 -20 Minutes drive: AIT representative will greet you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transport you to your Kathmandu hotel. After having formal introduction, you are being served with welcome drink at the hotel. They will give you helpful tips for your time in Kathmandu. O/N Hotel
  • 02Kathmandu sight-seeing tour & Trekking preparation: Today after breakfast we will start a guided tour to several major historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. After completed city tour In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Adventure International Trekking briefs you regarding your trek as well as provides us opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming Tsum Valley trekking.
  • 03Kathmandu to Soti Khola drive(6-7 hours Drive We take an 6-7 hrs bus ride to Soti Khola in Gorkha district. Cross village of Arughat bazzar and continue drive through opposite sides of the Buri Gandaki.Along the way we enjoy splendid views of Shringri Himal. We pass through Gurung and Magar villages, past fields and cascading waterfalls, till we reach Soti Khola. Night stop at Soti Khola (750 m/2,460 ft)
  • 04Soti Khola to Maccha Khola 5-6 hours Hike After having an early morning breakfast, we will begin to trek. We will cross the suspension bridge over Soti Khola. The trek route passes through a forest of Sal until we will reach a ridge. From the top of the ridge, we will see the splashing Budi Gandaki river. On continuing further, we will reach Khursane. From there, the trail is rocky. The trail passes through some tropical waterfalls, cliffs, and terraces. Walking past the terraced fields, we will walk up to Labubesi. Labubesi is a beautiful village of Gurungs. From Labubesi, the trail goes uphill along the sandy riverbed of Budi Gandaki river. After walking for some time, we will reach Khanibesi. From Khanibesi, you will see a stunning north-east view of Ganesh Himal. Ambling the beautiful trail, we will descend towards night stay at Machcha Khola(890m/2,920 ft)
  • 05Machha Khola to Jagat 6-7 hours Hike Trekking begin with narrow hiking trails slowdowns and ultimately crosses the Tharo Khola (steepy river), flowing in a rocky ravine, and then arrives at Khorlabehsi. After a few hours hike up and down we reach hot spring which we call Tatopani in Nepali Language. Now, we climb over another ridge, then cross Budhi Gandaki through the suspension bridge. Climb on a wide, well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan for lunch break. Again after doban we Cross another suspension bridge over the Dobhan Khola, the trail ascends on a rough trail to Duman. Ascending up again to the Budhi Gandaki, we reach at Yaru Khola. Crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola again and climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Pass s to the west bank of the budhi gandaki, climb over a ridge, and trek along the river then climb towards the village for night stop at Jagat (2,380 m/7806 ft)
  • 06Jagat to Chisopani 5-6 hours Hike Today trails is slightly up but down hills hike mostly, after processing with the Annapurna Conservation Area project permit procedure, we climb over a rocky ridge to Salleri, and then descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatte Khola. Continue upstream to a long simple hanging bridge. Climb up to Philim where the large no of gurung communities settle there. Philim valley is well known for Japanese donated school and police station. Walk past Philim to the north across a forest with the views of the narrowing valley we reach Chisopani. Overnight at Chisopani(1,690 m/5,543 ft)
  • 07Chisopani to Chumling 6 - 7 hours Hike Trekking start with Ekle Bhatti cross the gorge and after 40 minutes walk we can see the big and beautiful waterfall right side and enter the pine tree forests. Down trails going to the Tsum Valley. Climb again through pine and rhododendron forests. Enjoy the views of Himalchuli mountain and Boudha Himal peak from Lokpa, a small beautiful village. Pass Lokpa, descend half an hour towards Lungwa khola and climbing jack difficult trail further two hours north through pines and rhododendrons we reach Gumlung. Crossing the Siyar Khola, finally arrive at Chumling, from where we can view Shringi Himal.Visit the old monastery Chumling gompa and the stone streets of the village where spend the night at Chumling. (2,410 m/7,904 ft)
  • 08Chumling to Chokhangparo 5-6 hours Hike Tsum valley trekking is riches for many small suspension bridges. Today again cross the suspension bridge onto the opposite side. Enjoy the great views of Ganesh Himal. Walk past Rainjam to Serpu Khola crossing another bridge we arrive at the Gho Village. Another continues 2 hours climb to Tsum takes us to the village of Chhokangparo. Weather permitting; enjoy the views of Himalchuli mountain and Ganesh Himal Overnight at Chokhangparo(3,060m/11,808ft)
  • 09Chokhangparo Nile 5-6 hours Hike Now most of the trekkers need to be care full with altitude while climbing above Chokhangparo, Walk past Lamagaon crossing rope suspension bridge to the Rachen Gompa, which is also well known as Nunnery Gompa too. We make a small visit and then we cross the Shiar Khola. Continue trekking through the well managed villages Lar (micro hydro power), Phurbe and Pangdun. Leaving old historic Stupa of Bhudda in a way crossing the village of Chhule, climb upstream and cross the bridge to finally arrive at Nile. Opportunely to visit a famous monastery of Chhule it’s located in the top of village. Night stop at Nile (3,390 m/12,792 ft)
  • 10Nile to Mu Gompa 3-4 hours HIke and explore around Gumpa Today we can feel Tibetain fresh air because we are very near to the Tibetan border. Walk to the west bank of the valley through the Tibetan landscapes. Climb up to the Mu Gompa. Then after, we make a visit to the Dhephu Doma Gompa but night stop at Mu Gumpa(3,720 m/12,201 ft)
  • 11 Mu Gompa to Burgi Village via Milarepa cave: 5 hours Hike Trails back now through Chhule and Phurbe, on the east bank of the Shiar Khola. Finally we arrive at Burgi village. The small Burgi village is a beautiful community. Climb up to the Milarepa's Cave Milarepa Cave (piren phu) is known for its mesmerizing glimpses of Poshyop Glacier, Kipu Himal and Churke himal. (3,265m/10,709ft)
  • 12Burgi village -Chumling 5-6 hours Hike Continue trekking watching the greenery of nature and descend down to Chhokang Paro again. From their continue descending to Gho. Descending further, we arrive at the bridge over the Sarpu Khola. Trekking along the lower Tsum Valley takes you to again Chumling(2,400 m/7,872 ft)
  • 13Chumling to Philim 6-7 hours Hike The down trail continues to Lokpa. After lunch south on a flat trail we move ahead. Enjoy the gorgeous Samba Falls. Finally arrive at Philim after 6 or 7 hours downhill long trekking. A trail passes through the Phillim village that leads to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp. (1,590 m/5,215 ft)
  • 14 Philim to Khorlabesi: 6-7 hours Hike Trek starts today from Philim to Khorlabesi via Jagat and Tatopani. Descend down to Sirdibas and we finally reach to Jagat. Further descend takes us to Yaruphant. The arid Tibetan climate now gives way to subtropical green vegetation. Continue trekking to Dobhan. Finally arrive at Tatopani. Again pass through a hot spring at Tatopani. If interested, you may did yourself in the hot spring and relax your tired muscles by soaking yourself in the hot spring. If not continue walking up and down from Tatopani to reach Khorlabesi, our rest place for the day. (990 m/3,247 ft)
  • 15Khorlabesi to Soti Khola to Kathmandu 10-11 hours The trail crosses the Tharo Khola flowing in a rocky ravine. Head down again to the river and traverse to Machha Khola village. Walk along the Budhi Gandaki River to reach to Gurung village of Labubesi. Pass the two waterfalls on a steep rocky trail on the side of a cliff. We then reach Khursane. Walk along the ridge above Budhi Gandaki and cross the Sal forests. Finally, cross the bridge to arrive at Soti Khola and drive by jeep to Kathmandu (1300 m/1,968 ft)
  • 16Departure to airport or start your next destination. You could catch up on some last minute shopping, Internate to your friends and family before departure to Airport or onward to your next destination.
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Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Pre-trip services & advice
  • Airport Pick up drop services
  • Kathmandu sight seeing tour
  • All permits such as National park, Trekking Permit, as per  itinerary describes.
  • All hygienic meals such as Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner while you are on treks.
  • All nights tea house and home stay accomudationDown sleeping bags and Jackets
  • Trekking gear duffle bag for your trekking stuffs..  
  • Medical Kit Bag on every trip
  • First Aid and Eco trained English Speaking professionals guide
  • All Comfortable, private transportation by car, bus
  • Necessary porters as per the trip
  • Staffs insurance, well paid salary, high altitudes equipments, foods and accommodations
  • Group celebration dinner

Cost Excludes:

  • Travel, trek and expedition medical and evacuation insurance;
  • Personal expenses (e.g. phone calls, laundry, alcohol, soft drinks, bottled water, souvenirs, etc.);
  • Tips for the staffs because this is the sign of the guest happiness at the end of the trip. It has been establish a custom say "Baksis"
  • Any loss due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, road blockage due to landslide, etc
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