The Tsum Valley Trek
The Tsum Valley trek goes into the Tsum valley that lies in the North-East end of Gorkha district. This valley at the border of Tibet is surrounded by the Ganesh Himal range. Peaks here include Sringi Himal, Himalchuli and other unnamed peaks – many over 7,000m. The inhabitants of this region – the Tsumbas – are of Tibetan origin. And Buddhism is evident in the numerous mani walls, chortens, monasteries and Kanis (Buddhist gates). The Tsum valley is one of eight Beyuls in the Himalayas. Beyuls are valleys that have been blessed by Guru Padmasambhava for those seeking refuge when the world is on the verge of destruction.
The Tsum Valley trek starts at Soti Khola and follows the popular Manaslu Circuit trail until a short distance past Philim. After Philim, head North-East to enter the Tsum Valley. Continue to Mu Gompa, the most important monastery in the region. Return is via an alternative route to the Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Rejoin the Manaslu Circuit trail again near Phillim and return to Soti Khola. A private vehicle will bring you back to Kathmandu.
If you wish to do a longer trek, you may add the Manaslu Circuit Trek to the Tsum Valley Trek.
WHY TREK WITH US?
All our Tsum Valley Treks are private treks for a minimum of two participants. We do NOT nickel-and-dime on services – all inclusions and exclusions are clearly listed in cost details. Some companies will advertise trips for very low prices but they have a lot of exclusions that is usually not clear. With over 30 years of experience, most of our trekkers are either repeat clients or referrals. We employ the most professional and friendly staff.
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