Tsum Valley Trekking

16N/17D
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Explore closely guarded natural treasures like a stream, wonderful vegetation, stunning mountains, magical waterfalls, and ancient relics. Pass through the less beaten path while experiencing the rich culture and ancient lifestyle of people. Bring a lifetime memory with you in Tsum Valley Trek.

Tsum valley is a hidden valley blend with natural beauty, which is situated on the northern side of Gorkha. The “Tsum” literally comes from the Tibetan word “Tsombo” which actually means vivid. The valley was a restricted area until 2008, so very few travelers have visited the place or mysterious valley. The Tsum valley is the world’s remote Himalayan valley but still recognized as the most beautiful valley in Nepal. Tsum valley once considered a part of Tibet and the important trade link route. 

The valley is a sacred Himalaya Buddhist pilgrimage, which is rich in ancient culture and religion. The local people of Tsum valley originated from Tibet so you can find their own language. The beautiful landscape and surrounding of the valley catches the heart of visitors and helps them to make a memorable moment in the mountains.  

When you enter the Tsum valley, then it feels like you have entered into a different world. The trails of the Tsum valley are covered with scattered rocks along with small different Buddhist shrines. You can find the Mani walls which are made of a thousand stone and the exciting things about the walls is; you can find some kind of ancient drawing of deities (God or Goddess). All the stones are marked with the prayer, and it is believed that if you worship those stones when you pass through them, then your journey will be safe. 

Tsum valley also has an ancient history of the Buddhist religion. Some stories said that Buddhists perform meditation in the caves of the mountains. When you hear this kind of story, it reflects the ancient history of Buddhists. Besides that, Tsum valley is culturally and geographically called “Tsum Tso Chuksum,” which means all the 13 provinces ruled the valley as a single territory. The Tsum valley still reflects the ancient kingdom, which remains undefeated and unbeaten.

The trail to Tsum valley is remote, so the people you cannot find many trekkers or people in the region. Results, you still get in contact with the ancient culture of the valley. People of Tsum valley perform various rituals and festivals to prevent the devil entities. The lamas (Buddhist people) also practice some exercise to free the village from evil factors. You can find local people of Tsum valley practicing two types of astrology: “White” and “Black” for the great future. Local people truly follow in gods and ancient rituals, which feels so different to experience in Tsum valley. 

Tsum valley also has been preserving old festivals and rituals, which are celebrated throughout the year. The main festival of Tsum people is Loshar, which is considered as Tibetan New Year. The Losar is celebrated during the Tibetan lunar Calendar by offering happiness and sorrow among people. You can find another important festival in the Tsum valley, which is Dhachyang (Horse festival), that is celebrated from December to January. If you visit the Manaslu region, especially in the Tsum valley, then you can see active males holding the horses during the Dhachyang. Women then later participate in evening dance and singing programs. For trekkers, getting involved in the Tsum festival gives a lifetime experience, which is an unforgettable moment.

The whole Tsum valley is drained out by the Shear Khola, which flows from the western glacier of Ganesh Himal and southern glacier of Shringi Himal. Trekkers get a chance to explore the unique rich wildlife such as Himalayan Tahr (Wild goat) and Blue sheep. Sometimes you can find them in the slope mountain areas which look like a statue because they rarely move in the mountains. 

A beautiful trail through the lush green and colorful rhododendron forest gives a pleasant feeling to your inner soul. There are several guesthouses and teahouses on the trail which warmly welcome their visitors with respect and mouth-watering local food 

Tsum trek trail also leads us to the historic monasteries (known as Ghumba), which lie in the lap of the valley. There is a famous place called Kyimu Lung, which is a pilgrimage circuit where you can learn some meditation techniques. Tsum valley trek is a lifetime opportunity in Nepal which gives you a perfect glance of natural beauty as well as rich culture.

The breathtaking view of snow-capped mountain Ganesh Himal (7,422m), Shringi Himal (7,161m), Buddha Himal (6,292m), and Himalchuli (7,893m) will take your heart with its magical peak.  

What Makes Tsum Valley Trek Special?

Get the opportunity for a challenging trek to Tsum valley, which feels pleasant and thrilling. We Global International Travel believes in quality service, safety, and satisfaction, so with our professional and well experienced local guide, we make your destination special. Our guide knows every place, so you don’t have to worry about anything during the trek, except for one thing. How to enjoy the trek?

Altitude Sickness During Tsum Valley Trek

Some of the trekkers can suffer from altitude sickness because the trail leads us to a high altitude place. We walk in steep up and downhill through the mountains during the trek but don’t worry about altitude sickness as our guide always carries first aid tools in case of emergency. However, it’s recommended for you to have some knowledge about altitude sickness, which might be helpful during the trek.

Best Season for the Tsum Valley Trek

Weather is the most important factor when deciding to travel or trekking. Bad weather can sometimes ruin the whole excitement of the adventure. So always check for the weather condition before you are leaving for a trek. 

So, the perfect time for Tsum valley trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The trek cannot be done during the winter and monsoon season because of heavy snowfall, cold temperature, strong winds, and slippery route. 

So, why are spring and autumn the best season for Tsum valley trekking?

Spring (March to May): The weather is suitable and favorable for a stunning view of Ganesh Himal and Chuli Himal. The temperature of the region slowly starts to rise with a clear sky so you can get a better view of the snow-capped mountains. Also, the best time to enjoy the colorful rhododendron flowers in the green forest. Many trekkers complete their expedition during the spring season. 

Autumn (September to November): Autumn is considered as the most perfect time for the Tsum valley trek. The climate becomes chilly after the monsoon ends, along with the clear blue sky and a fabulous view of mountains. The autumn season also brings the main festival of Nepal, Dashain, and Tihar, which is the biggest festival in Nepal.  

How Difficult is Tsum Valley Trek?

Tsum valley trek is considered as a moderate trek in the Manaslu region, but it’s important to be physically prepared. Your body needs to be fully prepared to overcome any obstacle during your trek. Fitter the body, easier to handle the trek without having any physical hazards. We advise you to do some jogging and exercise for 1 month before joining the trek. Besides that, you also have to prepare your mental state by ignoring negative body signals. Your good mental health and stamina make the trek easily achievable.

Always remember to see your personal doctor for a checkup. Nobody knows what might happen to your body so it’s better to see your doctor before starting your trek. Some of the trekking places are remote, so modern medical facilities are hard to find on the trekking route. So take some common medicine with you before departure from your home. 

Conclusion

The amazing trek to Tsum valley gives you an adventurous activity that you have never felt in your entire life. The perfect off beaten trail where you can get an opportunity to explore ancient Tibetan culture along with the natural beauty. The trek to Tsum valley gives you a pleasant feeling and pulls out your inner wilderness. Do not miss this chance to soak your soul into the beautiful Tsum valley trek with Global International Travel.

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Gorkha by private vehicle upto Arughat 535 m.
Day 02: Trek from arughat to linding 860m
Day 03: Trek from linding to Machhakhola 1410m.
Day 04: Trek from Machhakhola to Jagat 1410m.
Day 05: Trek from Jagat to Lokpa 2040m.
Day 06: Trek from lokpa to Chumling 2363m.
Day 07: Trek from chumling to chhokangparo 3010m.
Day 08: Trek from chhokangparo to chhule-nile 3361m.
Day 09: Trek from chhule -nile to Mu Gompa3700m.
Day 10: Trek from Mu-Gompa to rachen Gompa3240m.
Day 11: Trek from rachen Gompa to dumje 2440m.
Day 12: Trek from Dumje to Gumba lungdang 3200m.
Day 13: Trek from lungdang to ripchet 2468m.
Day 15: Trek from dobhan to sotikhola 720m.
Day 16: Trek from sotikhola to Arughat 535
Day 17: Drive back from Arughat to Gorkha by private vehicle up to Pokhara

  • An experienced  insured and equipped English speaking Guide
  • Three meals during trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Tea-house accommodation on trek twin sharing basic
  • MCAP – Manaslu Conservation Area Pemit
  • Insured and equipped porter as on IPPG rules
  • Airport Transfers and Transportation during trek
  • Travel Insurance
  • Nepalese Visa
  • Tips for Guide and other trek staff
  • Lunch and dinner in the city
  • Additional costs due to illness, rescue, force majeure, changes of flight and itinerary
  • Personal drinks and Bar Bill.

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