Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley Trek

The long-forbidden Tsum Valley was opened to visitors in 2008 and is sometimes combined with the Manaslu Circuit Trek. It is located in the trans-Himalayan region of Gorkha. The 'Hidden Valley' is a sacred destination for Himalayan pilgrims, due to its isolation and inaccessibility. It is surrounded by the Baudha Himal and Himalchuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south and to the north by Shringi Himal. The valley is linked to Tibet by various mountain passes, including the Ngula Dhojyang (5093m) to the east and the Yamro (5326m) to the north.

Below the majestic peaks of Ganesh, Shringi and Baudha, this serene valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. The historic remains of the kingdom of Tsum are still visible today. Trails are strewn with mani walls and an astonishing number of stone chortens. The mani wall stones are carved with deities and prayers. Mostly of Tibetan origin, the native people who inhabit this quiet fertile valley speak their own dialect. The word 'Tsum' comes from the Tibetan and means 'bright'. Indeed, the natural beauty of the valley and its inviolate Buddhist culture make this trek one to remember. Places like Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa and Dhephyudonma Nunnery are every bit as enticing as other well-known Buddhist retreats. The famous Tibetan poet hermit, Milarepa, stayed in a cave in the valley.

The trek starts Arughat in Gorkha district, which is easily accessible by bus from Kathmandu. Yatra Himalaya can organise a number of treks in the Tsum Valley, depending on the interest of the particular visitor.


Option 1

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to the hotel

Day 02: Day free and prepare for the administrative gears

Day 03: Kathmandu- Gyampesal-Deurali : About 7-8hrs of drive, O/N camp at 1550m

Day 04: Deurali –Thutneri: About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 1750m.

Day 05: Thutneri-Lek Khaka : About 6-7hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 2300m

Day 06: Lek Kharka-Col du Dharche (2900m)-Laprak : About 6-7hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 2100m

Day 07: Laprak-Singla : About 4-5hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 2100m

Day 08: Singla–Khorla Bensi: About 6-7hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 1090m 960m

Day 09: Khorla Bensi -Jagat About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 1090m 1350m

Day 10: Jagat-Lokpa : About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 1090m 2240

Day 11: Lokpa-Renjam: About 6-7hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 1090m 2360m

Day 12: Renjam-Lamagaun: About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 1090m 3010m

Day 13: Lama gaun-Mu Gumba : About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 1090m 3850m

Day 14: Mu Gumba-Rajen Gumba : About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 1090m 3500

Day 15: Rajen Gumba-Chumling : About 6-7hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 1090m 2650m

Day 16: Chumling-Philim: About 6-7hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 1090m 1550 mètres.

Day 17: Philim-Khorlabensi : About 6-7hrs of walk, O/N camp or lodge at 1090m

Day 18: Khorla Bensi-Liding : About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N camp at 910m

Day 19: Liding-Arughat : About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N camp at 750m

Day 20: Arughat-Katmandou : About 6-7hrs of drive, O/N at hotel l'hôtel

Day 21: Day free

Day 22: Departure international

Option 2

Day 01: Arrival and transfer to the hotel

Day 02: Day free and prepare for the administrative gears

Day 03: Kathmandu-Duteni-Baluwa: About 7-8hrs of drive, O/N Camp at 850m

Day 04: Baluwa–Barpak: About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N Camp or lodge at 2100m...

Day 05: Barpak -Laprak: About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N Camp or lodge at 2100m

Day 06: Laprak–Khorla Bensi: About 6-7hrs of walk, O/N Camp or lodge at 960m

Day 07: Khorla Bensi -Jagat: About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N Camp or lodge at 1350m

Day 08: Jagat-Lokpa : About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N Camp or lodge at 2240

Day 09: Lokpa-Chumling: About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N Camp or lodge at 2360m

Day 10: Chumling-Chhokanparo: About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N Camp or lodge at 3010m

Day 11: Chhokanparo-Nile: About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N Camp or lodge at 3361m

Day 12: Nile-Mu Gompa: About 4-5hrs of walk, O/N Camp or lodge at 3700m

Day 13: Mu Gompa-Rajen Gompa: About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N Camp or lodge at 3240m

Day 14: Rajen Gompa-Rainjam: About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N Camp or lodge at 2440m

Day 15: Raijam-Nyak Bensi: About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N Camp or lodge at 1700m

Day 16: Nyak Bensi-Gap: About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N Camp or lodge at 2350m

Day 17: Gap-Lho : About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N Camp or lodge at 2910m

Day 18: Lho-Sama Gaun : About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N Camp or lodge at 3400m

Day 19: Sama Gaun : Day excursion to Pungen glacier and Birendra lake

Day 20: Sama Gaun-Samdo : About 4-5hrs of walk, O/N Camp or lodge at 3800m

Day 21: Samdo-Dharma Shala : About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N Camp or lodge at 4200m

Day 22: Dharma Shala-Col du Larkey 5300m-Bhimtang : About 7-8hrs of walk, O/N Camp or lodge at 3800m

Day 23: Bhimtang-Tilche : About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N Camp or lodge at 2200m

Day 24: Tilche-Jagat : About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N Camp or lodge at 1365m

Day 25: Jagat-Bulbule : About 5-6hrs of walk, O/N Camp or lodge at 900m

Day 26: Bulbule-Katmandou: About 6-7hrs of drive, O/N at hotel

Day 27: Day free

Day 28: Departure international

Cost Include(s)

  • Transportation as per mentioned in the program traveling by flight
  • Complete full board trekking in lodge to lodge (Tea House) (except the beverage
  • An English-speaking guide and necessary helper guides (Sherpas) (French speaking guide for necessary)
  • One porter for 2 persons
  • National Park Fee, TIMS card
  • Four night hotel in Kathmandu
  • Nepali staff insurance

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Any expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as roadblock due to natural climates and accidents and unforeseen events. Etc…
  • Personal insurance (medical / repatriation of the participants)
  • Personal trekking equipment (sleeping bags etc)
  • Airport Tax and tips for trekking staff.
  • Drinking water, alcohol, hot shower for during a trekking
  • Visa fee

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Trip Facts

  • Destination: Tsum Valley
  • Season: Autumn, Spring
  • Highest Altitude: 3850m
  • Grade: Strenuous
  • Transportation: Plane
  • Accommodation: Camping Trek
  • Trek Duration: 16 Days
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