The Tsum valley trek is ideal for those who want to explore the remote and less trodden hidden valley on fully camping trekking in Nepal. This valley having a border with Tibet is open for trekking in 2008 only offers the unique trekking experience of natural beauty with its fascinating culture. The valley once being part of Tibet looks completely different in term of people and cultures from other parts of Nepal. Peoples of Tsum valley are Tibetan origin with their own ancient form of regional language, art, culture, and religion. They still practice polyandry system marrying a girl between all the brothers in a family. A few adventures trekkers have made it to this high and mysterious hidden valley, which used to be an important trade link junction between Nepal and Tibet.

The Tsum valley trek in Nepal engross the trekkers with its rich cultural aspects on the backdrop of a serene Himalayan panorama of Ganesh, Sringi and Buddha Himal. The valley is dotted with ornate Buddhist monasteries, artistic Chortens, and Mani walls. fundamentally made of thousand of stone slabs hand-carved of deities and prayers on it.

Tsum valley trek itinerary starts from a drive from Kathmandu to Aarughat. The trail heads up the valley of the Budi Gandaki River through terraced fields, dense forest and virgin countryside hidden villages. We explore many unspoiled ethnic villages of Liding, Machhakhola, Jagat, Phidim with their warm hospitality. Visit the ancient Gombas like Ramchen, Mu and Dephydonma Gompa make your Tsum valley trekking experience a unique of its one.

Additional information

Age12+
DatesMarch-May, Oct- Dec
Trip DifficultyExtreme
Duration21 Days

  • Day 01:
    Arrive in Kathmandu / airport transportation/hotel accommodation
  • Day 02:
    Cultural tour in KTM / TSUM valley trek briefing
  • Day 03:
    The private vehicle drive to Arughat to start the Tsum valley trekking / stay at tented camp
  • Day 04:
    Trek to Soti Khola
  • Day 05:
    Trekking to Maccha Kola
  • Day 06:
    Trek to Doban
  • Day 07:
    Trek to Philim
  • Day 08:
    Trek to Chumling
  • Day 09:
    Trek to Chhokengparo
  • Day 10:
    Trek to Chule / visit the MILARAPA PIREN CAVE on the way
  • Day 11:
    Trek to MU GOMPA visit MU DHEPHYDONMA GOMPAS
  • Day 12:
    Exploration day
  • Day 13:
    Trek to ROCHEN GOMPA visiting GONHGYE GOMPA on the way
  • Day 14:
    Trek to Dumje
  • Day 15:
    Trek to Philip
  • Day 16:
    Trek to Tatopani
  • Day 17:
    Trek to Soti Khola
  • Day 18:
    Trek back to Aarughat
  • Day 19:
    Drive back to Kathmandu / stay at hotel
  • Day 20:
    Rest day in Kathmandu
  • Day 21:
    Tsum valley trekking ends / airport transfer

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