Tsum Valley & Genesh Himal Base Camp

17 Days

$ 1533.00

The remote Tsum Valley is one of the hidden gems of Nepal. Tsum Valley is known as the Beyul Kyimolung, the holy hidden valley of happiness first described by Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) in the eighth century. Milarepa meditated in the caves of Piren Phu and there are centuries old nunneries.

 The Tibetan Buddhist culture is still very prevalent in Tsum and the scenery is stunning with beautiful forests and countryside overshadowed by the towering Ganesh Himal. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’, which means vivid and after visiting Tsum, you will understand how the valley got this name.

Many people combine the Tsum Valley with the Manaslu Circuit starting in Arughat Bazaar and ending in Besisahar. Besisahar is also the starting point for the Annapurna circuit. The trail starts low, passing through lush green countryside and small Hindu villages. You enter Tsum Valley from the main trail and will soon find yourself in beautiful pine and rhododendron forests. Heading east the valley opens up to reveal beautiful landscapes and small Tibetan-style villages. There are basic guesthouses all along the trail so you can choose if you want to camp or stay at the teahouses/guesthouses.


It’s possible to do this trek in 9 days by shortening the trek at day 6 in the itinerary.


Trek Facts

Duration: 17 Days

Max Attitude: 3700 m.

Seasons: March, April, May, September, October, November

Accommodation: Camping/Teahouse/Lodge

Start Point: Soti Khola

End Point: Soti Khola

Level of Difficulty: Medium

Group Size: Min. 1 & Max. 15


Restricted Area Trekking Permit to Tsum Valley and Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) permit both issued by Immigration office Kathmandu (www.immi.gov.np).

Day 1: Kathmandu - Arugath Bazar (550 m) 7 hrs bus/jeep: 2 hrs more by jeep to Soti Khola (700 m)

View Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu - Arugath Bazar (550 m) 7 hrs bus/jeep: 2 hrs more by jeep to Soti Khola (700 m)

Day 2: Soti Khola (700 m) - Machhakhola (930 m) 6 hrs

Day 3: Machhakhola (930 m) - Jagat (1340 m) 7 hrs

Day 4: Jagat (1340 m) - Lokpa (2240 m) 7 hrs

Day 5: Lokpa (2240 m) - Chumling (2385 m) 5 hrs

Day 6: Chumling (2385 m) - Chhokang Paro (3031 m) 5-6 hrs (Also possible to do a 9 day trek by going from Chumling to Philim (5-6 hrs) and cary on with itinerary days 15-17 below)

Day 7: Chhokang Paro (3031 m) - Chhule (3347 m) 6-7 hrs

Day 8: Chhule (3347 m) - Mu Gompa (3700 m) 3 hrs

Day 9: Mu Gompa (3700 m) - Rachen (3240 m) 5 hrs

Day 10: Rachen (3240 m) - Domje (2460 m) 6 hrs

Day 11: Domje (2460 m) - Gumba Lungdang (3200 m) 6 hrs

Day 12: Day hike/exploration to Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4200m) 6-7 hrs

Day 13: Gumba Lungdang (3200 m) - Ripchet (2470m) 7 hrs

Day 14: Ripchet (2470m) - Philim (1570 m) 7 hrs

Day 15: Philim (1570 m) - Khorla Bensi (970 m) 7 hrs

Day 16: Khorla Bensi (970 m) - Soti Khola (700 m) 7 hrs

Day 17: Drive Soti Khola (700 m) - Kathmandu (8-9 hrs)

Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling with GHUMNAJAU.COM. Please take care to note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather or health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The trek leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Start Date
End Date
16 Sep 2018
02 Oct 2018
$ 1533.00

Trip Includes

  • 16 Nights accommodation in TeaHouse/Lodge during trekking.
  • All meals during trek ( Breakfast, Lunch, Tea/coffee break & Dinner).
  • All surface transportation as per itinerary
  • All Travel permits (MCAP, TIMS & ACAP Permits)
  • English speaking guide & his/her Guide fees. (if requires other language as well)
  • Comprehensive first aid kits
  • Insurance for the staff
  • All applicable government taxes. 


Trip Excludes

  • Accommodation & Meal in Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance
  • International airfare and VISA (On Arrival)
  • Gratuities for Staff


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