Tsum Valley Tea House Trek 2017/18

Tsum Valley

‘Tsum’ is derived from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’, which means vivid. Traditionally Tsum Valley was a culturally distinct geographical area called ‘Tsum Tso Chucksums’, which means 13 provinces ruled as a single territory. The altitude on Tsum Valley treks varies from 1,905m in Lhakpa to over 5,093m at Ngula Dhojhang Pass on the Tibetan border. The valley occupies an area of about 1,663sq.km. The Hidden 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 valley includes two remote VDCs; Chhekampar (Upper Tsum) and Chumchet (Lower Tsum). Due to its remote location, ancient relics are still to be seen. People in Tsum Valley still practice the polyandry system and they have a unique culture, tradition and their own dialect. They celebrate unique cultural festivals such as Loshar, Dhacyhang, Saka Dawa, Faning and others. Many Tsumbas (residents of Tsum Valley) report that they have seen or found signs of Mehti, commonly referred as the ‘Yeti’ or ‘Abominable Snowman’.

The Tsum Valley Trek begins from Arughat in Gorkha district, which is easily accessible from Kathmandu. The exploration team recommends three different itineraries in Tsum Valley.

Trip Overview

Trip Duration: 
22 days and 25 days



Trip Type:

Max altitude: 
4510 m


  • Day 1 Drive to Arughat by private Jeep
  • Day 2 Trek to Soti Khola
  • Day 3 Trek to Macha Khola
  • Day 4 Trek to Jagat
  • Day 5 Trek to Phillim ( Tsum Valley )
  • Day 6 Trek to Chumling
  • Day 7 Trek to Chhokangparo
  • Day 8 Trek to Mu Gompa
  • Day 9 Mu Gompa ( day trip to Bhajyo)
  • Day 10 Trek to Chhokangparo
  • Day 11 Trek to Gompa Lungdang
  • Day 12 Trek to Lokpa
  • Day 13 Trek to Phillim
  • Day 14 Trek to Macha Khola
  • Day 15 Trek to Arughat
  • Day 16 Drive to Kathmandu by private jeep

What's Included?

  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Arughat private jeep or bus
  • Transportation from Dharapani – Besishar – Kathmandu after end of trek
  • All your meals on trek prepared by our staffs 
  • The services of our professional Sherpa teams
  • All group equipment (such as sleeping, dining and toilet tents, crockery etc.)
  • Sleeping tent, sleeping bag  & foam mattresses
  • Trek permit (if applicable) & conservation area/National Park entrance fees

Trip Excludes

  • Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal insurance
  • Price rises beyond our control (e.g.; increase in permit fees, airfares)
  • Charges for unexpected expenses
  • Personal expenses such as gratuities, laundry etc.
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Domestic & international departure airport tax
  • Visa fees
  • International airfare

Dates & Prices

Autumn Season & Spring Season

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E.g., 11/23/2017
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