Highlights of Trip
Sacred and seclude Tsum Valley
Sensational mountain vistas
Century old Tibetan Buddhism monasteries
Unique Tibetan culture, exotic villages and people
Trek Grade: Moderate
Number of Trekking Days: 19 days
Accommodation Type: Hotel and tea house
Maximum Altitude: 4420m
Transportation: Bus/Private Jeep
Trip Type: Trekking
Tsum Valley Trek is an exploration and discovering of sacred and seclude Himalayan valley ‘Tsum’ which is situated in northern Ghorkha Nepal. Literally, the meaning of Tsum is standing for ‘vivid’. As it’s name ‘Tsum’, the valley is really vivid naturally and culturally.
Tsum Valley trek sinks you in the remote and completely isolated from rest of Nepal, Tsum valley is flanked in between Ganesh Himal, Buddha Himal, and Singri Himalayan range. It is the home of Tibetan origins and supposed to be living antique of Tibetan art, culture and religion. Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage, where the footprints of Tibetan Yogi ‘Milerepa’ and ‘Guru Rimpoche’ blessed the valley as Beyul.
The harsh geographic setting on this Highland, despite the hard life people, looks happy and quite devoted towards the Buddhist religion. The Valley reserves many Buddhist monasteries and makes you a feeling of trekking around Tsum valley is like sinking in the Buddhist world.
Tsum valley trek, after a bus drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and following the left side of Budi Gandaki River, was also an old trading route to Tibet. The beautiful rural valleys of Budi Gandaki and scenic views of Ganesh Himal reward your beginning part of the journey.
Approaching through the several ups and down within few days we enter to the awaited awesome Tusm valley. The beauty of nature and unique culture found during Tsum valley trek etched lifetime memory. We further sinking into the northern Upper Tsum of Tsum valley Chumling, Chhokang Paro, Rachen Gompa and Mu Gompa. From Mu Gompa, we take a day hike up to Bhajyo and return back to Mu Gompa. On returning we follow the same route descend to Jagat and drive back to Kathmandu.