Tsum valley trek

  • 18 Days
  • ModerateTrip Grade
  • US$ 1490 Starting From
  • 3,700M Maximum Altitude
  • 2 Minimum Group Size

Trip Highlights

  • Trek through the bank of Budi Gandaki River and ethnic communities
  • Tibetan influenced culture and lifestyle
  • No animal sacrifice in the Tsum valley
  • Phiren Phu cave and Milarepa cave (historically significant)
  • Mixed up trail: rugged, steep and flat


The hidden jewel of the north western part of Nepal- Tsum Valley is a culturally outstanding valley. The name of this valley has come from the Tibetan word “Tsombo”, which means vividness. Tsum valley trek lets you experience the cultural awe-inspiring scenarios and accompanying eye catching landscape along with the Himalayan panoramas.

Tsum valley is an isolated part of Nepal. The culture and lifestyles are influenced by the Tibetan Buddhism. In the 8th century, Guru Padmasamvaba had mentioned this valley as a holy happy valley. The ancient caves around Tsum valley are also taken as sacred as saint Milarepa had meditated around these places, renowned at the Phiren Phu cave. Trek to Tsum valley begins from Sotikhola after about 8-9 hours drive from Kathmandu. The Tsum valley trail rambles through the bank of the Budi Gandari River bank and frequently ascends to the sub-tropical forest. It is also the trail of Round Manaslu trek, which splits as you enter to the Lho village. The ethnic communities and their ancient villages are unique. Monasteries and Chhortens are dotted around the Tsum valley trekking trail. The trail is mixed up, sometimes goes through the rugged boulder of the rock and sometimes through the wide valley. One of the interesting facts of the Tsum valley is they do not sacrifice animals.  It is surrounded by the culturally significant heritages. Phiren Phu cave and Milarepa cave are representing spiritual centers, where famous Buddhist Gurus meditated in the history.

Trek to Tsum valley requires restricted area permit. It is also popular for the research treks to explore the cultural side of this hidden valley. March to May and September are the best time for the Tsum Valley Trekking. Vertex Holiday organizes the treks to Tsum valley with experienced guides and the team. Please, contact us for the further details.

Outline Itinerary

01 DayArrive in Kathmandu (1300m), transfer to hotel.

Namaste and welcome to Nepal. After your arrival Kathmandu, Vertex Holiday’s airport representative receives you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. After getting refreshed, we give you a short briefing and orientation of our trekking leaders. The evening is wonderful with a dinner with the Nepali cultural program. Overnight at hotel.

Cost Details

  • All airport\hotel transfers by private vehicle
  • Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours- including all entry fees, one professional tour guide and tourist vehicle
  • All Meals (morning breakfast, lunch and evening dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing accommodation during the trekking time
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Best available seasonal fruit during trek in mountain
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people max weight 25kgs) including their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance
  • All Surface transfer from Kathmandu – Arughat by bus and Arughat to Soti Khola by local jeep. after the trek Similarly transport from Sotikhola – Arughat by public jeep and Arughat – Kathmandu by bus
  • Manaslu trekking special permit fee (Manaslu region is in restricted zone, we need a special permit to visit this area)
  • TIMS Fee- [Trekkers' Information Management System] (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit and TIMS)
  • Annapurna and Manaslu conservation area fees
  • First aid medical kit
  • Government taxes and office service charge
  • Lunch and dinner in city
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: for more, you can see in travel info button
  • Hot and cold drinks, snacks and other personal expenses
  • Personal ordered food
  • Hot shower during the trek
  • Rescue charge (if needed)
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Gratuities and Tips for trekking staff

Usefull Info

If the above itinerary does not meet your needs or you feel this itinerary is too much long and expensive, we can design individualized trekking/travel plans based on your preferences(the cost is depend on your trekking days, choice of hotel, kind of service and  etc). Just send us enquire we will make short time itinerary based on your time and budget. NOTE: you can customize your trips from customize button or send enquire.

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