Only opened to trekkers in 2008, Tsum Valley Trek is one of the most remote treks of Nepal. It is a sacred valley located in northern Gorkha with the magnificent backdrop of Ganesh Himal and Sringi Himal.
A Sacred Site
People of Tibetan origin mostly inhabit Tsum Valley. They speak a unique dialect and follow Buddhism as their dominant religion. The valley is filled with monasteries and chortens, reflecting their centuries-old culture. Also, it is believed that the Buddhist saint Milarepa meditated in the caves nearby the valley. Hence, the valley also serves as a holy site for Buddhist pilgrims.
Due to its less popularity, only a few trekkers tread on this trail. Besides, lack of modernization has contributed to the preservation of its culture and tradition. However, trekkers will have the necessary facilities of food and lodging during the Tsum Valley Trek. In many scenarios, hikers will be spending the nights in homestays. But that will only help them to explore the local culture and cuisines.
Exploring a Hidden Civilization
Shear Khola, originating from the Glacier of Ganesh Himal and streams from glaciers of Sringi Himal, irrigate the valley. The valley also inhabits animals like the Blue Sheep and Himalayan Thar. Historic monasteries like Rachen Gumba and Mu Gumba are located in the valley along with Lungdang Gumba, which sits at the base of a hill.
Tsum Valley Trek takes you through pine forests, rigorous rivers, beautiful waterfalls, stunning villages, gompas, and monasteries. Furthermore, it also provides some incredible views of mountains like Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli, and Manaslu.
You can do this trek at any time of the year. However, we recommend the months of March through May or September through November. Any other time, it is either too hot or too cold. We will take care of your entire food and lodging and make sure that you’ll smoothly complete this trek. Additionally, we provide an experienced guide that will accompany you throughout Tsum Valley Trek.
You can combine Manaslu Circuit Trek with Tsum Valley Trek for the Manaslu-Tsum Valley Trek. You will find the detailed itinerary of Manaslu Trek here.