Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley Tsum Valley (photo credit)

Once part of Tibet, Tsum Valley is one of the best kept secrets in Nepal. Geographically it is surrounded by the Baudha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Sringi Himal to the North. This area is so unexplored that many religious and archeological relics are still intact at many places in Tsum.

People in Tsum Valley (`Tsumbas') still practise polyandry system and they have unique culture, tradition and a dialect of their own. The name ‘Tsum’ came from the Tibetan word called ‘Tsombo’, which means vivid.

This trek can be done on its own, or combined with the Manaslu Circuit to make a superb 4-week trek.

Suggested Itinerary

Days 1-4 The first four days follow our Manaslu Circuit Trek.
Day 5 Walk to Chisopani (1600m, 4-5 hrs)
Day 6 Walk to Chumling (2386m, 6-7 hrs)
Day 7 Walk to Chhokang Paro (3031m, 4-5 hrs)
Day 8 Walk to Nile (3361m, 5-6 hrs)
Day 9 Walk to Mu Gompa (3700m, 3 hrs)
Day 10 Walk to Rest day. Explore Mu Gompa.
Day 11 Walk to Burgi (3245m, 5 hrs) via Milarepa's Cave.
Day 12 Walk Chumling (5-6 hrs)
Day 13 Walk to Philim (6-7 hrs)
Day 14 Walk to Khola Besi (6-7 hrs)
Day 15 Walk to Soti Khorla (6-7 hrs)
Day 16 Take a bus back to Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 17 Transfer to the international airport.
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