Tsum Valley Trek
less trodden trekking close to Tibet
The Tsum valley trekking is ideal for those who want to explore the remote and less trodden hidden valley on fully camping trekking in Nepal. This valley having border with Tibet is open for trekking in 2008 only offers the unique trekking experience of natural beauty with its fascinating culture. The valley once being part of Tibet looks completely different in term of people and cultural from other parts of Nepal. The people of Tsum valley are Tibetan origin with their own ancient form of dialect, art, culture and religion; they still practice polyandry system marrying a girl between all the brothers in a family. Very few adventure travelers have made it to this high and mysterious hidden valley, which used to be an important trade link junction between Nepal and Tibet.
The Tsum valley trek in Nepal fascinates the trekkers with its rich cultural aspects on the backdrop of serene Himalayan panorama of Ganesh, Sringi and Buddha himal. The valley is dotted with ornate Buddhist monasteries, artistic Chortens and Mani walls made of thousand of stone slabs hand carved of deities and prayers on it.
This Tsum valley trek itinerary starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Aarughat. The trail heads up the valley of the Budi Gandaki River through terraced fields, dense forest and virgin countryside hidden villages. We explore many unspoiled ethnic villages of Liding, Machhakhola, Jagat, Phidim with their warm hospitality. Visit to the ancient Gombas like Ramchen, Mu and Dephydonma Gompa make your Tsum valley trekking experience a unique of its one.