Tsum Valley Trek – 14 days
As you trek through the hidden valley of Tsum, you will find walls make of thousands of stone slabs which are carved with Tibetan prayers and deities and artistic chortens. They valley lies under the majestic of Ganesh Himal, Gringi Himal and Buddha Himal ranges in Gorkha district of Nepal. The Tibetan word Tsombo, from which is derived the name Tsum, which means vivid.
Magars, Gurungs and Tibetans are the local tribes. Majority of them are Tibetans. That’s why, it is rich in culture and ancient are. You will visit some of the qnique and historic Mu Gumba and Rachen Gumba nestled in the lap of this serene valley.
Chumchet and Chhekamparo are the two remote villages where our guide tells you interesting stories about Guru Rimpoche (maaster of Tibetan Buddhism) and Melerepa who was the great Buddhist yogi meditation at Piren Phu Cave in Tsum valley.
The remote Tsum valley has rustic stone houses, grows brown barely, cascading waterfalls, yaks grazing in grassy meadows to the snow-capped Himalayan peaks scratching deep blue sky. You can also shop for locally make bamboo baskets, wooden masks, wood jags, Dhagen (musical instrument) and yak wool blankets etc.
Tsum valley is home to many wildlife like musk deer, Thar (mountain goats), blue sheep, Ghoral and snow leopard. You will be complete blown away with the virgin beauty of Tsum valley.
Many trekkers combine Tsum valley with the Manaslu circuit trek; starting low through Arughat Bazzar to highest elevation at 5160m of Larke La pass and ending in Besishar which trail head of Annapurna Circuit. Besishar to Kathmandu is about 5 hours driving.