About Trip

Tsum Valley Trek is a unique and exclusive beautiful journey in the core Buddhist pilgrimage destination. If you want to enjoy your trekking in a less-trafficked region and incredible excitement, this is a perfect package for you. The trekking trail to Tsum valley lies in the northwest part of Nepal, which is dominated by the Tibetan Buddhists that still follow the traditional lifestyles.

Tsum valley trekking begins from Soti Khola, which is about 9 hours driving from Kathmandu. The beginning trail in the Tsum valley is the same trail of Manaslu and it diverts towards the Tsum valley region, where saint Milarepa had meditated several hundred years ago. Mu Gompa is one of the most famous monasteries in this valley. Trek to Tsum valley is distinct from other trekking in Nepal. It is quiet and the landscape is similar to the Tibetan plateau. As it is populated by the Tibetan Buddhists, the trail is loaded with antique and wonderful Buddhist cultural heritages, including colorful monasteries, glittering chhortens, and stone arts. The trail is pretty much challenging that you have to walk through the jaw-dropping rocky landscape. During the trek, trekkers can enjoy the natural hot spring at Tatopani village. Regarding the natural scenery, you can explore the Ganesh Himal, Buddha Himal, Pama Himal, Ngadi Chuli, and others. Nepal Kameleon Holidays expertly manages your trek with excellent trip services.

Trek through the isolated and nomadic land of the Tibetan Buddhists of Tsum valley. You will find it more fabulous than expected. Please, feel free to contact Nepal Kameleon Holidays for more details. 


  • Isolated trail
  • Tibetan Buddhist culture and lifestyle
  • Colorful monasteries as Mu Gompa
  • Polyandry culture
  • Unique landscape

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1300m).
  • Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
  • Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Soti Khola. 8-9 hours.
  • Day 04: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m) 6-7 hours
  • Day 05: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1410m). 6-7 hours.
  • Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Chisopani (1660m). 4-5 hrs
  • Day 07: Trek from Chisopani to Chumling (2386m). 6 - 7 hrs
  • Day 08: Trek from Chumling to Chokhangparo (3010m). 4-5 hrs
  • Day 09: Trek from Chokhangparo to Nile (3361m) via Milarepa cave. 5-6 hrs
  • Day 10: Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m). 3 hrs
  • Day 11: Exploration and acclimatization day.
  • Day 12: Trek from Mu Gompa to Chokangparo: 5-6 hrs
  • Day 13: Trek from Chhokangparo to Lho. 5-6 hrs
  • Day 14: Trek from Lho to Salleri. 5-6 hrs
  • Day 15: Trek from Salleri to Tatopani/Khorlabesi. 5-6 hrs
  • Day 16: Trek from Tatopani to Soti Khola. 5-6 hrs
  • Day 17: Soti Khola to Kathmandu drive. 8-9 hours
  • Day 18: Departure.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tours (vehicle and guide).
  • Kathmandu – Sotikhola, Sotikhola– Kathmandu drive.
  • 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking.
  • Lodge base accommodation during the trip.
  • Professional trekking guide and porter, their food, accommodation and insurance.
  • Manaslu Conservation Area entrance/restricted Permit and fees.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
  • First Aid medical kit.
  • Nepal Kameleon Holidays T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • All government taxes.

Cost Excludes:

  • All personal expenses
  • Drinks Items: Coke, Fanta and Mineral water bottle
  • Alcoholic drinks and chocolates
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Emergency rescue service if needed

Trip Note

Tsum valley is also renowned for its polyandry culture. It was in practice there that is interesting to know during the trek. 

You need to take restricted area trekking permit.




Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrive at Kathmandu (1300m).Namaste and welcome to Nepal. At your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal Kameleon Holidays' representative receives you and transfer to the hotel. After a short refreshment, we briefly explain you about the sightseeing trip and the preparation of the trek. Overnight at hotel. (A)
  • Day 02Kathmandu sightseeing and Trek Preparation.Breakfast at the hotel. Then we set out for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, exploring some of the unique monumental sites that are enlisted in the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. Visit the Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple). Visit Pashupatinath Temple Visit Boudhanath Stupa. Then drive back to the hotel and buy something that you want to take in trekking. Overnight at hotel. (B,A)
  • Day 03Drive Kathmandu to Soti Khola. 8-9 hours.After the breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu, we drive to Sotikhola through the winding road exploring the Trishuli River valley. We can begin from Aarughat, but the road extension up to Soti Khola has shortened the itinerary of the Manaslu circuit trek. The road drive is about 9 hrs. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 04Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m) 6-7 hoursA long drive of previous day makes you feel tired. It is the first walking day and begins after breakfast. We walk exploring the enticing landscape and forest, walking down and up to the Buri Gandaki River bank, through which we make an excursion. The trail is mixed, sometimes gentle and sometimes adventurous. Gradually, we reach to Machha Khola and take a rest. Overnight at lodge/tea house. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 05Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1410m). 6-7 hours.Today's walk begin through the narrow gorge that makes you feel that it is going to be a little bit more challenging. We reach to Khorlabesi and cross the stream. Walking further, we reach to the natural hot spring. The suspension bridge marks the way across the River that escorts all the way to the juncture, locally called Dovan. The descending trail from here takes us to the bank of the River and still walking further, Jagat village is located on the way. Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 06Trek from Jagat to Chisopani (1660m). 4-5 hrsBeginning the trek after the breakfast, the trail is special attention drawing. Walking to Sridibas through the rock chain, the moderate trail occurs which is also wide and gentle. Ghatta khola lies on the trail after a gradual walk, which we cross and join the trail across the stream that steadily leads us to Philim, which is populated by the ethnic Gurung people. A step ahead lies our today's destination- Chisapani and take a rest. Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 07Trek from Chisopani to Chumling (2386m). 6 - 7 hrsToday's trek begins above the Budi Gandaki River that escorts to Eklai Bhatti. The trail from there goes through the thicket forest, dominated by pine and rhododendron. Exploring the wonderful vistas, we reach to Lho, which is the lunch point today. After a short break, trek down towards the bank of the River. Another turn is to climb towards the uphill for one and half hour. Crossing the bridge over the stream, Chumling lies a step ahead, which is today's destination. Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 08Trek from Chumling to Chokhangparo (3010m). 4-5 hrsHeading from Chumling, we walk making the stream downhill and eventually, we will be greeted by the wonderful white peaks: Ganesh Himal and Boudha Himal. Enjoying the eye catching sceneries, the trail leads us to Dumje, where the suspension bridge connects the way to Chokhangparo. Dealing the adventurous trail is challenging enough that we walk through the rocky boulder that are spread in a deep valley. Now, we are in Tsum Valley that strictly follow the non-sacrificer culture. We reach there quite early and explore the surrounding Gumba after the lunch. Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 09Trek from Chokhangparo to Nile (3361m) via Milarepa cave. 5-6 hrsThe landscape is usually dry and the trail is easy and flat that we will walk through on today's journey. After the breakfast, we follow the streamlines on this sacred land that escorts gradually to Burgi village. It is an important aspect of the Tsum valley trek that you will get unique hospitality and lifestyle. The Milarepa cave near Burgi is an ancient cave that dates back to 2500 years. It is believed that Buddhist saint Milarepa had meditated around the caves here. Trekking down to Burgi, we take the trail to Nile. Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 10Trek from Nile to Mu Gompa (3700m). 3 hrsAfter the breakfast, the journey begins enjoying the wonderful views of the Tsum Valley beside the River. The altitude crops are seen growing here around, including barley and buckwheat. The journey to Mu Gompa is a short walk. After the lunch, we visit around and the Ani Gumba and back to Mu Gompa. Overnight at Gumba. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 11Exploration and acclimatization day.This is a rest and exploration day. Walking around the exciting Tsum valley and exploring the monasteries can be the best idea. Tibetan border is quite far from here. So, you enjoy walking around and taking pictures. Overnight at Gumba.(B,L,D,A)
  • Day 12Trek from Mu Gompa to Chokangparo: 5-6 hrsExploring some of the sacred sites and the valley itself, it's time to go back with sweet memory. On the returning, we make a side trip to Rachen Gompa. The spiritual exploration makes our trip more fabulous. Then we trek down to Chokhangparo and rest. Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 13Trek from Chhokangparo to Lho. 5-6 hrsFrom Chokhangparo, we trek down through the downhill trail. We find the Budi Gandaki River on our way back and follow it continually, which is pretty much a long excursion. Reaching Lho village, we take a rest. Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 14Trek from Lho to Salleri. 5-6 hrsFrom Lho, the descending trail escorts gradually that meets to the Round Manaslu trail. Walking further, we reach to Eklai Bhatti and trek further to Salleri, enjoying the picturesque greeneries and hilly terraces. Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 15Trek from Salleri to Tatopani/Khorlabesi. 5-6 hrsAfter the breakfast at Salleri, we trek down to Jagat that makes an exit from the restricted zone of Tsum valley. Reaching Tatopani (natural hot spring side), we have two options, either to stop there and enjoy this natural hot spring or trek further to Khorlabesi. People prefer to stay and enjoy natural hot spring. Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 16Trek from Tatopani to Soti Khola. 5-6 hrsThe final day of the foot hill excursion, we trek down from Tatopani to Soti Khola after crossing some suspension bridges and enjoying the Budi Gandaki River side. It is a wonderful River with blue water Soti Khola is the last point, where our trekking ends. Overnight at lodge. (B,L,D,A)
  • Day 17Soti Khola to Kathmandu drive. 8-9 hoursIn the morning after the breakfast, we drive from Soti Khola to Kathmandu with a long but beautiful drive through the countryside road for the first half and through the Prithvi highway on the second. Then, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel. (B,A)
  • Day 18Departure. Its time to bid farewell. Representative of Nepal Kameleon Holidays drops you to the airport for your final departure. We hope to serve you time and again. (B)

Departure Dates

You can join the Manaslu Circuit Trail and cross the Larke Pass (5165 meters) if you like after completing the Tsum valley trek, which increases your excitement with a long adventure holiday.


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What is trekking or walking holidays?

Trekking is an adventurous multi-days walk to a certain destination. In Nepal, trekking includes walking in the Himalayas and green hills. 

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