Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley trek was opened in 2008 A.D. This newly opened trek is full of adventures, beauty and takes you to the hidden valley, Tsum valley. It is a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage valley. It lies in Northern Gorkha of Nepal.  It is rich in art, culture and religion. People are mostly of Tibetan origin with their unique dialect. The trails are filled with artistic Chortens and lined with Mani walls. The most famous pilgrimage circuit Kyimu Lung which lies in the central trans-Himalayas is well known for the centre of learning and meditation. This trek covers Tsum valley, the Manaslu area of Nepal and Southern part of Tibet. There is a long history of Buddhism. This valley was a culturally distinct geographical called Tsum Tso Checksum. It means 13 provinces ruled as a single territory. The ancient remains of Tsum kingdom are still visible today also. This valley is not only culturally rich but rich in wildlife also. Animals like Himalaya Tahr and blue sheep are found in herd here. The valley is filled with Shear Khola, originated by the Western glacier of Ganesh Himal and East and Southern glacier of Shringi Himal. It meets with Budhi Gandaki river. This valley shows us numerous festivals, several mask dance and rituals celebrated throughout the year. It is one of best trekking destination of Nepal.

Summary of Trek

  • Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
  • Best season: February, March, April, May, October, November
  • Per day walking: 5-6 hours in average
  • Type of trek: Teahouse 
  • General Duration: 10 days
  • Maximum Altitude: 4130 m Annapurna Base Camp

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu site seeing and trekking preparation
Day 3: Drive to Sotikhola (710 m, 6-7 hours)
Day 4: Trek to Machhakhola (900 m, 5-6 hours)
Day 5: Trek to Jagat (1410 m, 5-6 hours)
Day 6: Trek to Lokpa (2240 m, 5-6 hours)
Day 7: Trek to Chumling (2600 m, 5-6 hours)
Day 8: Trek to Chakamparo(3010, 4-5 hours)
Day 9: Trek to Nile(3361 m, 6-7 hours)
Day 10: Day hike to Mu Gompa and return to Nile (5 hours)
Day 11: Trek to Dumje (2640 m, 4-5 hours)
Day 12: Trek to Philim (1570 m, 6-7 hours)
Day 13: Trek to Khorlabesi (930 m, 5-6 hours)
Day 16: Departure
Day 14: Trek to Sotikhola (730 m,  5-6 hours)
Day 15: Sotikhola to Kathmandu (1400 m, 6-7 hours)

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel.

After your arrival in Kathmandu, at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Finding Nepal Treks will pick up and welcomes you to a beautiful Himalayan country Nepal. You will be transferred to the hotel in an Air-conditioned Tourist vehicle. After completing all the check-in process, you will be briefed about your trip, and your documents are collected for all the required permits. Overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara by Tourist Coach.[6/7 hours]

It’s your day two, and we will head towards the beautiful tourist city Pokhara by tourist coach, and it takes around 6/7 hours to complete the journey. During the ride, you will encounter beautiful landscapes, paddy fields, famous Trisuli River. After reaching Pokhara and checking in in the hotel. We will prepare for the required trekking gears and have a beautiful evening at Lakeside, Pokhara. Overnight Stay at the hotel. 

Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Gandruk.

After taking our breakfast at the hotel, we start our journey and drive to Nayapul. It is one hour drive, and our trek begins at Nayapul. The path usually is extensive, and we climb uphill today. At the end of today’s trek, we will reach the beautiful Gurung village, “Gandhruk.” If time favors us, we will visit the Gurung museum and explore Gurung culture and tradition. The walking is about 5/6 hours and overnight stay at the tea-house.

Day 4: Trek from Ghandruk to Chhomrung. [2170 Meters]

With spectacular mountain views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and Gangapurna, we start trekking towards Kimrungdanda after taking breakfast at tea house. The trail after Kimrungdanda is a steep descend to Kimrung Khola. The path is then an uphill to Chere Danda followed by a descending and gentle walk to Chhomrong. Today we will walk 6/7 hours. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant, the Annapurna massive. Overnight in the Tea house. 

Day 5: Trek from Chholrung to Deurali. [3230 Meters]

After breakfast at the tea house today, we will head towards Deurali. Right after leaving the tea house, we start descending and reach Chhomrong Khola. There we will cross over the suspension bridge and start climbing uphill trekking above the Modi Khola on its west bank. After crossing Tilche and Sinuwa, we reach a beautiful village named Kuldi at an elevation at 2340 meters. After crossing Kuldi, the path is the stone staircase and climbs up, which leads us to Bamboo where we will have our lunch. After lunch and taking rest for some time, we will continue our journey along the west bank of the Modi Khola through a dense bamboo forest continuously climbing uphill. We now reach the settlement of Dovan at an elevation of 2630 meters. After passing Hinko Cave at altitude 3160 meters, we will conclude today’s destination at Deurali. Overnight stay at the tea house.

Day 6: Trek from Deurali to the Annapurna Base Camp

Today we will start our trek right after taking breakfast, and head towards the final destination of the trek and valley widens as we move ahead. The path leads us to resume at Modi Khola and continues to Bagar at an altitude of 3310 meters. Moving ahead, we will reach the Macchapurche Base Camp, where we will take our lunch. After having our lunch, we will move forward, facing the beautiful mountains to the Annapurna Base Camp. After 2/3 hours of walk, we will reach The Annapurna base camp [4130 meters]. Today we will walk 5/6 hours in total and Overnight Stay at the hotel.

Day 7: Trek from the Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo.

After spending a beautiful morning at the Annapurna Base Camp and taking our breakfast at base camp, we start our journey back to Bamboo.

The way today is mostly downhill same the path we climb yesterday to reach the Annapurna base camp. Total walking time is 5/6 hours and overnight at the tea house.

Day 8: Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda.

Today we head towards Jhinu Danda after having our breakfast at Bamboo. Today we will have Climbing uphill at the beginning of Khuldinghar and start descending to Chhomrong Khola and descend further to Jhinu Danda, where we can find natural hot water spring. We can have some fun time in the hot spring water. Today we will walk for 5/6 hours and overnight at Tea house.

Day 9: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara.

Today after breakfast at Jhinu Danda, we will head back to Nayapul from where we started our trek. Today’s walk is pleasant. We will descend furthermore aside from the bank of Modi Khola. We take lunch at Bhairethanti and walk forward to Nayapul. After 5/6 hours of walk, we will reach Nayapul and Drive back to Pokhara. It takes 1.5 hours of drive to reach pokhara. We will have free time in Pokhara and can enjoy the Nightlife. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 10: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu     

Today is the last day of the trip, and we will head back to Kathmandu in a tourist coach. The drive normally takes 6/7 hours. Overnight Stay at Hotel.


Price Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop off
  • TIMS card
  • Manaslu Conservation Area entrance fees
  • Tsum valley special permit
  • Private transport & English speaking guide for sight seeing
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan
  • Trekking guide & porter(normally 1 porter for 2 persons)
  • Kathmandu – Sotikhola – Kathmandu by local bus
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner during the trekking time(3 meals a day
  • All accommodation in the mentioned hotel and tea houses
Price Excludes
  • Nepal Visa fees 
  • International airfare
  • Sightseeing entrance fees
  • Tips for driver, guide & porter [It is expected]
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Necessary trekking equipment and things as per checklist
  • Any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation
  • Any transportation cost outside of the regular itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as insurance, medical charges, laundry, shopping, liquor, hot shower and WiFi etc
  • Cost arising by flight cancellation/road blockades/landslides and reasons beyond our control

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