About Tsum Valley Trek
The Tsum Valley Trek is 17 days of an epic journey deep into the beautiful sacred Himalayan Valley of northern Gorkha. The valley stretches far north, up to the Nepal-Tibet border. It was opened for foreigners recently in 2008. As a result, the number of tourists is low compared to other regions.
The Tsum Valley Trek is a wonderful display of cultural and natural beauty. This region was cut off from the outside world for a long time due to its remote location and the restrictions imposed by the government of Nepal on foreigners. Hence, the local people have been able to preserve and keep their ancient art, culture, and tradition in pristine condition. The relatively unexplored and isolated trails consist of quiet hamlets, captivating forests, mountains, deep gorges, gompas, chortens, and mani walls. The valley is surrounded by Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal range from three sides, providing spectacular mountain sceneries during the trek. We can add a short hike to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp for more awesome mountain scenery.
The people of this valley practice Tibetan Buddhism. The culture and tradition are also like the Tibetan people. They practice polyandry tradition, in which two or more brothers are married to the same spouse. Nowadays, it is not in much practice as it used to be in the past days. Sacrificing or killing animals is restricted throughout the entire valley because of their Buddhist belief in Ahimsa (Non-violence). The region has many ancient Buddhist Gompas like the Milarepa's Cave, Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa, and Nunnery Gompa which are not to be missed. For enthusiasts of the Tibetan Buddhist culture and splendid mountain sceneries, the Tsum Valley Trek is a must-do trek.
Our 17 days Tsum Valley Trek Itinireray starts from Sotikhola, a usual place from where the Manaslu Circuit Trek trail begins. We will follow the same trail up to a place ahead of Nyak. From there, we will the Manaslu circuit trail and continue our trek to the Tsum Valley. After reaching Mu Gompa, we return from the same route and end our trek at the same place: Sotikhola.
Our program’s itineraries are well crafted with proper planning. If you would like to customize the itinerary according to your desire, physical fitness level, time frame, etc, our experts will help you create a perfect itinerary that provides a top-notch experience with safety.