Tsum Valley Trek

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Starts at: Macha Khola Ends at: Macha Khola
Trek Region: Manaslu Transport: Public Bus
Duration: 14 Days Trip Grade: Moderate
Max Altitude: 3700 m / 12139 ft (Mu Gompa) Accommodation: Teahouse / Homestay

Tsum Valley Trek Highlights

  • Walk through the off-the-beaten-path of the Manaslu Region
  • Get a deeper insight into the less explored Tsum Valley
  • Visit different chortens, monasteries, and Gompas
  • Experience the direct influence of Tibetan Buddhism
  • Catch the panoramic views of Hiunchuli, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Poshyop Glacier
  • Traverse through the cascading rivers, waterfalls, and many suspension bridges
  • Encounter the locals of the region, lamas, and know about their unique way of life

The Tsum Valley is one of the most secluded valleys in Nepal. Situated in the Manaslu region, high up near the Tibetan border, the whole area has a definite Tibetan Buddhist feel to it and is quite different from the surrounding countryside.

A restricted area until 2008, Tsum Valley is relatively un-trekked by hikers, yet the starting point is only 7 hours drive from Kathmandu.

Most of the 14 days are trekked at altitudes over 3,000m. With the altitude and with walking days stretching from 5 to 7 hours, a fairly good level of fitness is required for this trek.

The trail passes through pine forests, raging rivers with cascading waterfalls and incredible suspension bridges, fascinating villages, and to several gompas, monasteries, mani walls, and stupas, not to mention Milarepa’s Cave.

On display are the mountain ranges of Himalchuli (7,893m), Ganesh Himal (7,140m), Manaslu (8,163m), Churke Himal, and the Poshyop Glacier.

For trekkers who are fascinated by Tibetan culture as well as the mountains, Tsum Valley offers them the opportunity to witness Tibetan Buddhist people in their villages, monks, and nuns in their respective religious orders, and the spectacular views of the Himalayas in an almost pilgrimage-like trek into this hidden valley.

The Tsum Valley Trek can be done separately, or added to the Manaslu Trek for people with more time.

Tsum Valley Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Macha Khola (Drive)

Macha Khola – 930 m / 3051 ft – 8 hrs

Day 2: Maccha Khola to Jagat

Jagat – 1340 m /4396 ft – 6 hrs

Day 3: Jagat to Lokpa

Lokpa – 2240 m / 7349 ft – 5 hrs

Day 4: Lokpa to Chumling

Chumling – 2386 m / 7828 ft – 5 hrs

Day 5: Chumling to Chekampar

Chekampar – 3031 m / 9944 ft – 6 hrs

Day 6: Chekampar to Nile

Nile – 3361 m / 11026 ft – 6 hrs

Day 7: Day Trip to Mu Gompa

Nile – 3700 m / 12139 ft – 6 hrs

Day 8: Nile to Chekampar

Chekampar – 3031 m / 9944 ft – 5 hrs

Day 9: Chekampar to Gumba Lundang

Gumba Lundang – 3200 m / 10498 ft – 6 hrs

Day 10: Day Trip to Ganesh Himal Base Camp

Gumba Lundang – 3670 m / 12040 ft – 8 hrs

Day 11: Gumba Lundang to Lokpa

Lokpa – 2240 m / 7349 ft – 7 hrs

Day 12: Lokpa to Jagat

Jagat – 1340 m /4396 ft – 6 hrs

Day 13: Jagat to Maccha Khola

Maccha Khola – 930 m / 3051 ft – 6 hrs

Day 14: Maccha Khola to Kathmandu (Drive)

Kathmandu – 1400 m / 4600 ft – 9 hrs

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Plan Your Trip


  • 13 nights accommodation in mountain teahouses
  • Guide for 14 days
  • Manaslu conservation area permit
  • Kathmandu Soti Khola Kathmandu local bus
  • Restricted area permit
  • 14 x breakfast, 14 x lunch and 13 x dinner while on the trek
  • One Porter for 14 days USD 244 (Optional)
  • Private Jeep USD 320 (Optional)

Tsum valley Trek Map

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