About Trip

Rubina-la pas trek starts from Barpak, which is one of the best Gurung village of this region. we drive about 8 hrs via Gorkha bazar from Kathmandu. We pass through beautiful rice/wheat terrace. The waterfall is incredible. Typical culture and local people's life style are really heart touching. This trek has variety of different geography with one of the challenging trekking trial in Nepal. This is specially on-touristic Trek of Nepal Himalayas lies in Lower Manaslu region. This trek was officially opened to tourist in 1991. The trek has all the elements of other treks in Nepal including Hindu and remote village, protected wildlife, rhododendrons and wild flowers, raging rivers, suspension (Temporary) bridges and stunning mountain scenery which is true adventure for visitors. The views of Manaslu (8163m), Peak 29 (7879m) Himal Chuli (7893m) and Boudha (6672m) are wonderful here. When we cross the interesting Rupina-La (4610m), then join with Tsum Valley trek.
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) is 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

  • Tsum Valley & Manaslu Round Trek

Day to Day Itinerary

Detail Itinerary Outline Itinerary

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

Arrive Kathmandu Airport welcome and transfer to Hotel As per booking

Cost Includes:

  • Both way Airport transfer
  • Hotel in Kathmandu 5 nts BB plan at Vajra,
  • Sight seeing in kathmandu as above mention places with Italian Speaking Guide and private vehicle.
  • While on Trekking :
  • All the meals: Breakfast/lunch/dinner with tea\coffee or Hot Chocolate
  • Accommodation in Basic Tea houses,
  • National park permit of Manaslu and ACAP
  • Trekking Permit for Tsum valley and Manaslu
  • Equipment like Down jacket, Inner Linner, Sleeping bags etc.
  • Boiled water with Iodine
  • All necessaries Nepalese staffs like: Team Leader, guide, porters, Sherpa, cook etc.; all necessaries for Nepalese staffs (all meals, - accommodation, Insurance, salary, medical expenses, field allowance etc)
  • Kathmandu-Phulakhrka, Tal–Besisahar by Jeep and Bensishahar-Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • All necessary ground transportation
  • Farewell Dinner at Cultural Restaurant

Cost Excludes:

  • Drinks (mineral water, beer, cold drinks),
  • Chocolates/ Hot Chocolate
  • Personal clothes,
  • Personal expenses,
  • Rescue charge,
  • Any unforeseen expenses etc.
  • Tips for staff

Departure Dates

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
02 September, 2018 26 September, 2018 Contact us Available
28 September, 2018 22 October, 2018 Contact us Available
Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
24 October, 2018 17 November, 2018 Contact us Available
Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
19 November, 2018 13 December, 2018 Contact us Available

Great 14-day-trek to Tsum-Valley


It was my 9th trekking with A1 and like every time it was a great experience. The organisation of the tour was very good, our guide and the porters always friendly and very helpful - they helped us on tough passages on the way, carried the bagpack if somebody was…Continue

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Trip Note

If the group size is above 12 pax then the leader will be FOC except the Trekking Permit taxes and fight ticket.

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