About Trip

The Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha district of Nepal. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word "Tsombo" which means vivid. The trail heads up the valley of the Budi Gandaki River through wild and unexplored country inhabited mainly by members of the Gurung ethnic groups. Good cup of the local cultivated natural coffee and Tatopani hot springs will help you to relax on this intensive trial. Tsum Valley was a restricted area until 2007. It was opened for Trekking since 2008 by Nepal Government.
Upper Tsum valley (part of the Inner Himalaya) 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 Phurpe. The valley preserves steps of the great Buddhist Yogi Chyuchin Milarepa and story about Guru Padmasambhava circumbulation. The people here never slaughter animals, even as sacrifice to the gods. The Tsum Valley is surrounded by the Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Sringi Himal to the North
The Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha, Nepal. Literally “Tsum” means vivid. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal and Sringi Himal, and Boudha ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin and speak unique dialect. Trails are strewn with artistic chortens and lined with mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with drawings of deities and inscribed with prayers. The famous Kyimu Lung, a pilgrimage circuit in the central Trans-Himalaya, is well known for its center of learning and meditation. This circuit traverses the Tsum Valley the Manaslu area in Nepal, and southern parts of Tibet.
The Tsum Valley has long history of Buddhism. The Buddhist saint Milarewa is believed to be meditated in the caves of these mountains. Traditionally, the valley was a culturally distinct geographical called “Tsum Tso Chuksum”, which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. The ancient remains of the Tsum Kingdom are still visible today. Due to its remoteness and inaccessibility, this sacred valley and its people have been bypassed by mainstream development for centuries. As a result, the unique culture of this valley has remained intact.
The valley is uniquely rich in wildlife, especially the Himalayan Thar and Blue Sheep which congregates in herds of 50 to 200. Hunting, fishing is not permitted in the Tsum Valley. The valley also boasts some unique and historic monasteries, including Rachen Gumba and Mu Gumba, which lie on a pretty plateau nestled in the lap of the valley, and Gumba Lungdang, situated at the base of a conical hill against the main slope of Ganesh Himal.

Trip Highlights

  • Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek

Day to Day Itinerary

Detail Itinerary Outline Itinerary

Day 01Arrive Kathmandu Airport welcome and transfer to Hotel As per booking

We will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival and transfer you to the hotel for the overnight stay.

Cost Includes:

  • All necessary airport arrival- departure transportation
  • Hotel in Kathmandu on B/B plan
  • Private transportation from Kathmandu to Arughat to Kathmandu for clients and Nepali staffs
  • All accommodation in Teahouse- while trek and 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners) at the time of Trekking with a cup of tea/Coffee.
  • One professional English speaking guides and required poter as per 2:1(2 guest and 1 porter)
  • Trekking permit
  • Mcap permit
  • Restricted area permit
  • First aid kit
  • Insurance for Nepali staffs
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Foods outside the camp
  • Service beyond the itinerary
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation
  • Tips for Nepali staffs (mandatory)

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