Sarphug, Serang Gumba and Rubina-la Trek

Tsum valley Homestay (TVHS) has been successfully provided its service in trekking field for almost 8 years till now. The company initiated its business since 2010 with few experience local guide with the objective of promoting Tsum and Manaslu region along with providing job opportunity to the young people. The great effort and pure dignity of our guide toward their work reflect on the company upgrading level. TVHS has continuously succeed in satisfying its trekker's heart and 2018 we are glad to introduce our 3 days side trip trekking trail Sarphug trek of Tsum valley and 3 days side trip to Serang Gumba of Manaslu. We have planned to bring these trails starting from this autumn trekking season.


Tsum valley is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage area where one can find hundreds of the valuable Buddhist Gumbas, Mani walls, Chorten, Khanis, and other stupas. Tsum Valley is also a part of Beyul Kyimolung area (Hidden Valley of happiness) where Sarphug is listed one of the major pilgrimage site for Tsum Valley people. Sarphug is located toward northern direction from the Domje Bridge before Gho. The trail is more pleasant with forest shade and has beautiful view of northern Himalayan range lead by the Sarphug Khola. Sarphug is also a main trail to lower Tsum valley for trading and harvesting golden herb (Yarchagumba) near Tibet border. Sarphug trek is considered as a wilder trek because it doesn't have the facility of guest house shelter along the trail so, this side trip needs camping trek for at least three days. The trek hour is similar to rest of the trek 2-3 days to get there and vice-versa.


Nubri Valley is also a part of Beyul Kyimolung Pilgrimage area. There are many other important side trip in Manaslu region. Serang Gumba trek is the one of them. Serang Gumpa is a small Tibetan monastery, is working to provide education for forty children from nearby mountain communities. The monastery is located in Bhi Kutang; an isolated, remote region with thirteen villages. Once you arrive at Bhi Phedi, you have to take the upward trail towards Bhi village and then connects to Serang Gumba trail. This side trip give you the closer look of Shringi Himal 7161m and get a chance to explore the Serang Gumba's monk daily life. The magnificent Mountain View at the morning with background music of chanting monk praying is the amazing experience to feel the Serang Gumba. Although, Serang Gumba trail is little harder than other side trip but once you get there you wouldn't regret your decision.


Rubina-la is a pass located at an elevation of (4720m). Trek to Rubina-la is challenging and adventure trekking trail that located in the Lower Manaslu region of the Gorkha district. This trail was officially opened for tourist since 1991 AD. Rupina- la trek start from Barpak, which is one of the best Gurung village of the region and has the unique homestay facility. After Barpak, our camping trek start for 5 days till Nyak Phedi of Manaslu trek. One can continue their trek by joining Manaslu or Tsum Valley trail or both. The trail include many villages, these are inhabited by Gurungs, Ghale and provides us to explore the remarkable culture, their tradition and their life style. Rupina- La trek is enriching in its colorful rhododendron, pine forest, uncommonly changing geographical terrain and give us a spectacular view of the Himalayan scenery, rivers, waterfalls, beautiful landscape, lush valleys and wide range of animals and birds.