Himalayan Mountain Guides offers Tsum Valley trekking to those travellers who wants to explore the less crowed untoched hidden valley, wants to learn about the meditation and Tibetan culture, explore many famous and hidden monasteries..etc.Tsum comes from the Tibetan word “Tsombo” which means vivid. The Tsum Valley is recently opened a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in a trans-Himalayan region of Gorkha district, Nepal. Tsum Valley is popular hidden valley ringed by the Baudha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh himal to the south and Sringi Himal to the north.
Places to visit in Tsum Valley are including Pirren Phu (Pigeon Cave- also known as Milarepa’s cave) near Birj Village, Rachen Nunnery, Mu Monastery, Gumba Lungdang Nunnery and the village Chumling, Chhule, Chhekamparo and Nyile. The Tsum valley has a long history of Buddhism. The Buddhist saint Milarepa is believed to have meditated in this Pirren Phu cave. The ancient remains of the Tsum Kingdom are still visible today. Due to its remoteness and inaccessibility, this sacred valley and its people have been bypassed by mainstream development for centuries. As a result, the unique culture of this valley has remained intact.
The famous Kyimu Lung, a pilgrimage circuit is well known for its center of learning and meditation. The Valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin so, speaks Tibetan Language. Trails are with artistic Chortens and lined with Mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with drawings of deities and inscribed with prayers.
Here you will find the mountains and valleys covered with diverse and pristine eco-systems. Fantastic Mountain views, rich culture. People of Tsum valley are helpful, hardworking nice and friendly. This trek leads you to various indigenous ethnic groups. Many trekkers would like to trek this part. Tea house or Lodge has been build. You can do camping trek as well as tea house trek.
Trip: Tsum Valley Trekking
Duration: 22 Days
Per day walking: 6 – 8 hrs
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Best Season: March – May / September - November
Transportation: Car/ Haice/ Bus
Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Arughat and Beshisahar to Kathmandu, unique cultural blend of Tibetan and Neplease people, pristine Budhi Gandaki River valley,fantastic views of Mt. Manasalu, Mt.Himchuli, Mt. Ganesh and others, Larkya la pass (5153m) crossing, Tibetan culture of Nuri people, diversified unspoiled eco systems, walking through tropical green hills covered with pine and oak forests in the beginning of the trek.
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