Nepal has plenty of places which are yet to be discovered. If you enjoy wandering through the paths less travelled and like unfolding new places, then Tsum Valley Trek-19 days itinerary by Adventure Club Trek is a must go!
This beautiful scared village was restricted, until 2008 when it was opened for visitors. The path still hasn’t seen many tourists and trekkers and remains untouched for most parts, unlike its sister Manaslu. Located in northern Gorkha, this isolated destination borders with Tibet giving you a true taste of culture unaltered by modernization.
The word Tsum ( Chum) means vivid, and like its name this magnificent valley offers vibrant culture and tradition portrayed by many Buddhist monasteries and pilgrimages that are yet to be discovered. It is home to mostly Tibetan origins that have their own rich ancient traditions, history, culture, dialect, and arts.
Throughout the journey you will be captivated by the picturesque views of Ganesh Himal, Shringi Himal, Boudha Himal and Himalchuli. This hidden valley is rich in culture that the world still has to learn about, and a unique lifestyle which can be quite unusual for some.
The Tsum Valley Trek begins through the dusty road of Arughat, a 7-8 hours drive from Kathmandu. Along the road you will witness breathtaking views of layered blue hills and beautiful Nepalese villages. The trails are a bit rough and if you’re not used to walking in uneven paths, it can be a little tricky. The paths have stone walls scattered all over the place with prayers scribbled on them along with Chorten.
As you move forward in your trek, the trails will get steeper and steeper, making the journey difficult but the views you’ll be witnessing will make the trek worthwhile. You will pass many Gurung and Tibetan villages which will welcome you with the warmest greetings and hospitality.
The Tsum Valley Trek will introduce you to mesmerizing landscapes, wildlife, culture and people. The hydroelectric power plant, bridges, suspension, rice fields, waterfalls, sal forest and the herd of blue sheep, and the Himalayan Thar add to the beauty of the trek. You will also come across the ancient and sacred monasteries Rachen Gumba and Mu Gompa which hold the vibrant history of this place.
Apart from Tsum Valley Trek, Adventure Club Trek also has Dhaulagiri Circuit Trek-24 Days, Upper Dolpo-25 Days, Upper Mustang-17 Days and Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek-24 Days.