About Tsum Valley Trek
The remote Tsum Valley Trek is the perfect choice for people looking for an adventure in a hidden corner of the Himalaya. The residents of this highland valley follow a traditional lifestyle with a Buddhist culture. The first section of this Tsum Valley Trekking journey follows the Manaslu Circuit Trail before branching off to a remote valley with a unique lifestyle and spectacular, mountainous scenery.
Tsum Valley Trekking was opened to tourists in 2008. This journey takes trekkers off the beaten path and offers cultural interaction and insights that cannot be found on the busier and more commercialized routes. The Tsum valley Trekking path travels through a beautiful landscape that will be unforgettable. Tsum Valley is ideal for adventure seekers looking for something unique and is usually combined with the Manaslu Circuit Trek or it can be done on its own.
The gradual rise from a fertile river valley through lush hills allows for proper acclimatization to altitude on the way up to the highlands. Eventually, the scenic trails arrive at majestic mountain surroundings with up-close views of the surrounding Himalaya.
The highland Tsum valley is surrounded by the snowy Himalayan peaks including Sringi, Baudha, Him Chuli, and the Ganesh Himal Range and more. To the north of the valley is the border of Tibet. The residents in this Tsum Valley Trekking area have cultural ties Tibet and their customs and traditions adhere to a Buddhist way of life in the tranquil hills. Along the trails are exquisite monasteries, mani prayer walls, and prayer flags and other icons of Buddhist faith.
The journey to Tsum Valley begins with a ride through a picturesque landscape. We then hike north up Buddi Gandaki River to Lokpa village where we branch to follow the Shyar River. We ascend to Mu monastery in a breathtaking setting and beyond to Rachen nunnery and much more.
The Tsum Valley Trek is ideal for trekkers looking for a thrilling adventure in a relatively unexplored area of the Himalaya with much of the same benefits of natural beauty, biodiversity and cultural richness as the more popular areas but with fewer of the crowds.
There is a lot to explore in the Tsum Valley area and it can be easily combined with the Manaslu Circuit Trek, the adventurous Ganesh Himal Trek, and the Ruby Valley Trek as well as the classic Annapurna Circuit and more including Nar and Phu villages and beyond. Please let us know if you have the time and interest and would like to extend your journey to this region and beyond. We look forward to guiding you to all of its highlights.
Please Note: Our Tsum Valley Trek has set departure dates from both Pokhara and Kathmandu and this trek can be personalized to accommodate your specific wishes and timetable. We can arrange a trek that combines with the Tsum Valley Trek with the Manaslu Circuit for people with more time and interest.
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