Tsum Valley is a scared Himalayan pilgrimage valley that is situated in the northern Gorkha district of Nepal. It is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. The local people are of Tibetan origin and speak their own dialect. Being one of the remotest Himalayan valleys, the untouched beauty makes the trek much more enjoyable and pleasant. The valley gives you an amazing view of the landscapes and the mountains like Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal and Boudha Himal. Trekking Experts offers this exclusive Tsum Valley Trek to allow you to explore the hidden treasures and natural beauty of Tsum area.
Tsum Valley Trek is one finest trek which not yet much explored by trekkers. Tusm alley is rich in Buddhist culture, it comprises of many religious monasteries such as Rachen Gompa and Mu Gompa., Mila Repa Cave etc. Not just the culture, but the biodiversity is splendid as well with many forests, rivers, caves etc. The journey starts from about eight driving to Arughat and the Sotikhola. You will trek in the Budhi Gandaki valley upstream via the mix of green terrains and many villages. As you trek, you will pass through blooming rhododendron and pine forests. Continuing the trek, you will be heading from Jagat to Lokpa where the trail will further lead us to Tsum valley; a home to Tibetan locals. 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 just stunning, with beautiful forests and countryside, with Ganesh Himal towering above the valley. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’, which means vivid and after visiting Tsum. The trip will allow you to see majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, Boudha Himal ranges and rich in ancient art, culture and religion.
Exploration of the Tibetan culture and lifestyle
Waterfalls, rivers and caves along the way
Comparatively easy trek with no fear of altitude sickness
Wildlife animals like blue sheep and Himalayan thar
Many Buddhist monasteries like Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa and Mila Reppa Cave
Prayer flags and Mani walls along the route
Stunning views of mountains like Ganesh Himal and Himal Chuli