Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley that is situated in the northern Gorkha. 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 pleasant. The valley gives us an amazing view of the landscapes and the mountains like Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal and Boudha Himal. This isolated hidden Shangri-La is just opened to trekkers in 2008. It remains relatively untouched, with ancient villages and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries waiting to be explored. Each day you will walk between 5–8 hours, with the high point of the trek being 4,000m above the largest of the monasteries in the valley, Mu Gompa. You will be accommodated in lodges and traditional ‘home stays’ on this trek, rather than in tents. As the Tsum Valley is much undeveloped but with its unique culture and most hospitable people offers us friendly welcome in the traditional way to their home can be somewhat rudimentary and you can expect to eat similar food to the locals (Dal Bhat, Chapatis, noodle soup). If you are not prepared to ´rough it´ a little bit, then this trek is probably not the one for you!
Tsum Valley Trekking Permit is very cheap compared to other restricted areas and even cheaper than its sister trekking trail Manaslu Trekking trail. Our ‘Tsum Valley Trekking Itinerary’ can be personalized as per your needs that suits your time frame. The best Season for Tsum Valley Trekking is Spring and autumn.
- Exploration of the Tibetan culture and lifestyle
- Witness the views of Himalchuli, Manaslu, Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal
- Wildlife animals like blue sheep and Himalayan thar
- Trekking through the sub tropical forests at lower elevations, to the himalayan foothills