Pasum is situated at an elevation of 4300 meters in Tingri County. The summit of Mount Everest's north face can be seen from Pasum village. This makes Pasum a great place to stop for photos and also a place to stay for a night to acclimatize to the altitude. 

Pasum is the hometown of Tibet Travelers Manager Tenzin Dhondup. My mother lives in Pasum during the summer. 

Video: View of Mount Everest summit at my home at Pasum

Pasum to Lhasa is 600km, Shigatse is around 300km, and the Mount Everest base camp is approximately 37km. 

Sightseeing at Pasum village 

Pasum Dzaphuk monastery is an excellent option for a short visit. When I went there on April 11th, 2019, the monastery is well-taken care of by a local name Tsering Samdrup.

The Dzaphuk monastery is a small Nyingmapa sect monastery. The main shrine of the monastery is the eight manifestations of Maha Guru Rinpoche. The monastery also has well-preserved robes of previous Trukshik Rinpoche. Abbot of Rongbuk monastery in Tibet and Solukhumbu Thubten Choeling monastery in Nepal. 

Photo: Tibet Travelers 2019 Social Responsibility Project

Pasum Primary School is a great option to visit and offer sweets or pencils to the students. Currently, they are around 300 Primary school students and 19 Kindergarten students.  

Accommodations and Foods

They are many hotels at Pasum, and most of them offer warm hot showers and comfortable double bedrooms. They are many small restaurants with local Tibetan & Chinese foods. 

Photo: Pasum Village 2019

Nearest Hospital 

The nearest hospital from Pasum is at Tashizom village with a duration of 10km. 

Nearest Town

Pasum is 10km from Tashizom, old Tingri Gangkar at 50km and New Tingri Sheger at 70km. 

Nearest city, airport, and train station 

Shigatse is the nearest city, airport, and train station from Pasum with a duration of 300km. There is a new airport at Old Tingri. 

Nearest highlight trek 

Mount Everest East Face Kangshung Valley is the nearest trek area from Pasum at 80km. The Kangshung Valley Trek is the best way to see the hidden beauties in Tibet. 

Nearest border

The nearest border from Pasum is the Kyirong and Zhangmu border between Nepal. 

Photo: Mount Everest North Face summit from Pasum


During the year 2019 April 11th, Tibet Travelers started a Social Responsibility Project at Pasum Village Primary School for nearly 320 students

Tibet Travelers recommend Travelers stay a night at Pasum as an option if Travelers are having altitude sickness at the Rongbuk monastery. The altitude of Pasum is 4300 meters and the altitude of Rongbuk monastery is 5050 meters.

Thank you for reading Tibet Travelers' article on Pasum. Travelers can send us Emails regarding traveling to Pasum. 

Written By :Tenzin

Apr 14, 2023


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