The Tsum Valley is one of the most isolated valleys in Nepal. The Tsum Valley lies along the border with Tibet, just south of Tibet’s Shisha Pangma (8,046m/26,400ft). Literally “Tsum” means vivid against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Boudha Ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion. The Tsum Valley is one of the most remote Himalayan valleys in the world, which was also a restricted area until recently. Hiking in the Tsum Valley takes you to the majestic surroundings of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Boudha Himal ranges. It is rich in Tibetan art, culture and religion that make it a distinctive destination. The trails of the Tsum Valley are dotted with artistic chortens and wrinkled with small walls and the traditions of this valley have remained unchanged to this day.
The remote Tsum Valley is one of the hidden gems of Nepal. The lush and wild landscape of Tsum valley passes through magnificent deep gorges, hamlets, gompas, chortens and the glittering snow on the apex touching mountain peak. The region that was once part of Tibet is completely different from what you would find elsewhere. The people of the valley of the Tsums are of Tibetan origin and have their own ancient dialect, art, culture and religion. Tsum have their own family lifestyle, which can surprise many strangers. The first half of the trek ascends the Budhi Gandaki Valley on good paths through a mix of dense forest, terraced fields and hill villages. Going through Machha Khola, Jagat and other beautiful, vibrant villages, we reach the beautiful Tsum Valley where we can enjoy its natural beauty. While on the trek, we also pass through the alpine forests, glacial rivers, and enjoy the warm hospitality of ethnic people. We also visit the ancient Gombas of the region such as: Rachen Gompa, Mu Gompa, and Dephyudonma Gompa.
Highlights of the Trek:
1. Spectacular views of Mt. Ganesh and Manaslu mountains
2. Explore ancient forms of Buddhist dialect, art, culture and religion
3. Observe ancient Rachhen Gumba and other monasteries
4. Explore Tibetan culture and tradition
5. Picturesque villages with traditional house
6. Discover the remote local life
7. Wilderness hike to the hidden valley
8. Explore ancient Buddhist monasteries and Nunnery
9. Both geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating
10. Refreshing bath in natural hot spring