"In a quest for adventurous and off-beaten trekking in the Himalayas with unspoiled and less-crowded trails? Then Tsum Valley Trek is the answer for you."
Tsum Valley Trek takes you on a magical journey to the hidden valley of Tsum. The land of Tibetan Buddhism, Tsum Valley, is one of the most isolated valleys in the Himalayas. The off-beaten route and the fine remote villages along the trail make the journey adventurous. It is a sacred valley and a pilgrimage site as well. The culture, art, and architecture you will get to see during the Tsum Valley Trekking are unlike any other part of the Himalayas.
Tsum Valley was long closed for the outsiders. In 2008, the valley opened for international visitors. Despite being untouched and unspoiled, only a handful of trekkers trek in Tsum Valley because of the challenging terrain. Trekking in Tsum Valley requires previous trekking experience and good physical fitness. The locals here are of Tibetan origins and have their dialect & called Tsumbas. On the way, you will visit many ancient nunneries, chortens & monasteries, including the Mu Gompa and Rachen Gompa.
Located east of Manaslu, the Tsum Valley trek takes you above 4,000 meters. Get to see breath-taking views of the Himalayan Mountains along the way. As the region is close to the Tibetan border, you get to see Tibetan peaks and mountains. Tsum Valley Trekking is a strenuous trek for those looking for a distinct and adventurous venture. The trail goes through lush forests crossing rushing rivers and streams on thrilling suspension bridges and passes by cascading waterfalls. You can also combine the Tsum Valley with Manaslu Larke La Pass Trek.
Major Attractions of Tsum Valley Trekking
Go on a guided sightseeing in Kathmandu
The sightseeing involves a visit to famous tourist sites in Kathmandu like Monkey Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhnath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple. The Kathmandu Day Tour will be guided by our professional tour guide who will brief you about the monuments and Nepali culture.
Lovely drive from/to Kathmandu
The drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazar is long and scenic. You will get to see excellent views during the ride. Lush green hills and rivers will accompany you throughout the drive. Likewise, also see terraced fields and beautiful waterfalls. Likewise, another long drive from Soti Khola takes you back to Kathmandu.
Trek through dense forests and remote villages
The trail goes through forests of rhododendron, pine, oak, juniper, fir, etc, along with terraced fields & pastures. You will cross thrilling bridges and streams on the way. Pass by remote mountain villages like Soti Khola, Machha Khola, Jagat, Chisapani, Chumling, Chhokangparo, Nile, Mu Gompa, Burgi Village, Philim, Khorla Besi, and many others.
Visit ancient monasteries
The trail takes you across many monasteries, chortens, stupas, and prayer flags. Some of the ancient monasteries you will visit on the way are Dhephyudoma Gompa (4,000 m), Mu Gompa (3,700), and Rachen Gompa (3,240 m). All of these monasteries house antiques, paintings, statues, and manuscripts.
Learn the lifestyle and culture of Tsumbas
The locals of Tsum Valley are known as Mumbai. They are said to be the descendants of Tibetans. Their dress, language, customs, values, and practices resemble Tibetans. Likewise, you will get to see the lifestyle and culture of people from other communities as well. As Tsum Valley Trek is a teahouse trek, you will live closely with the locals and get to have intimate interaction with them.
Get to see breath-taking sceneries and mountain views
Tsum Valley Trekking offers panoramic views of different Himalayan mountains like Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Mt. Himalchuli (7,893 m), Shringi Himal (7,161 m), Boudha Himal (6,672 m), etc. Likewise, the landscape along the trail is also outstanding. You will see stunning views of Lungdang Glacier.