Tsum Valley Trek, Fixed Departure Date for 2024/2025/2026
Tsum Valley trekking constitutes a trek to the sacred pilgrimage valley of the Himalayan region situated in the trans-Himalayan area in Gorkha of Nepal. The valley has its huge acquaintance with various regions/areas of Tibet. Thus, natural beauty of the entire Tsum Valley and its pristine culture and/or lifestyle makes the trek to this valley a unique one. The word Tsum has arrived from Tsombo, a popular Tibetan work and it implies vivid. Against the majestic backdrop of various Himalayan mountain ranges, such as Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Baudha Himal ranges, the serene valley of the Himalayan Mountain region has rich ancient culture, art and religion.
Local area people are often of Tibetan origin and they seek a unique dialect. In addition, the complete trekking trail involves strewn with various artistic chortens and lined with the walls of mani comprised of stone slabs carved with prayers and deities. Besides Tibetan culture and lifestyle, the valley highlights a strong history about Buddhism. Milarepa, a renowned Buddhist saint mediated in the mountain caves of the Tsum valley. Moreover, according to the tradition, Tsum valley was a culturally different geographical area referred as Tsum Tso Chuksum. This means thirteen different provinces ruled as only one territory.
Trekking to this region today lets us to view the ancient remains of the entire Tsum Kingdom. Because of its inaccessibility and remoteness, the unique culture of Tsum Valley has continued to remain intact until now.
Where is Tsum Valley Trek located?
The Tsum Valley trek is located in the northern part of Gorkha District in Nepal, in the Himalayas.
Tsum Valley Trek in autumn season (Sept – Nov)
Tsum Valley Trek during the autumn season promises a charming journey through the heart of the Himalayas. As the monsoon rains ends, the clear skies and crisp mountain air create an ideal setting for this remote adventure. The landscape comes alive with vibrant colors as the lush valleys and fields showcase a tapestry of golden and orange tones. The breathtaking backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges is complemented by the temperate climate, providing comfortable trekking conditions. During this time, the traditional Tibetan villages that period the route are immersed in a festival atmosphere, as the locals celebrate their cultural events.
Tsum Valley Trek in winter season (Dec- Feb)
During the winter season, Tsum valley trek shows a mesmerizing and tranquil side of this remote Himalayan region. The landscape transforms into a perfect snow-covered paradise, casting a calm stillness over the traditional Tibetan villages and ancient monasteries along the route. The snow-capped peaks of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges provide a breathtaking backdrop, with the winter sun casting a soft glow over the icy terrain. While the temperatures can be chilly, creating a need for proper cold-weather gear, the trek offers a unique and intimate experience, as the trails are quieter and less frequented.
Tsum Valley Trek in spring season (March- May)
Tsum Valley Trek during the spring season is the most preferable time for the trek. Spring in the Tsum Valley Trek shows the Himalayas at their most vibrant and breathtaking. The trail comes alive with an explosion of colors as rhododendrons bloom, carpeting the hillsides in hues of red, pink, and white. The moderate temperatures and clear skies create an ideal setting for trekking, allowing for unhindered views of the surrounding peaks, including the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal, and Boudha Himal ranges. Spring is also a time of cultural festivities, and trekkers may have the opportunity to witness and participate in local celebrations. However, Tsum Valley Trek in spring is a composition of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and comfortable trekking conditions, offering an unforgettable experience in the heart of the Himalayas.
Tsum Valley Trek in monsoon season (Jun - Aug)
Undertaking the Tsum Valley Trek during the monsoon season presents a difficult yet captivating dimension to this Himalayan adventure. While the enduring rains bring lushness to the landscapes, transforming the region into a green paradise, the trek poses unique challenges. The trails can be muddy and slippery requiring extra caution and proper trekking gear. Despite the weather, the monsoon season brings a sense of solitude as the trails are less frequented, offering a more intimate connection with the serene surroundings. While the trek demands careful planning and preparation for the wet conditions, the Tsum Valley Trek in monsoon unveils a side of the Himalayas that is both raw and refreshing, making it a unique and memorable experience for the adventurous soul.
Important Notes during 21 days Tsum Valley Trek
- While booking, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance.
- Beverages, snacks, charging electronic devices, hot showers, Wi-Fi are not included in our packages, so you have to pay additional cash.
- It is preferable to pack your bag lightly because porters will only carry your 15-20kg luggage.
- You should have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities including medical expenses and emergency evacuation.
- Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets like iodine, aquatabs tablets.
- Pack your clothes according to the seasonal basis.
- 21 days Tsum Valley Trek is a moderate to challenging trek which requires a certain level of physical fitness so, it is recommended to prepare with cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking.
- You should carry enough cash in Nepalese rupees as ATMs may not be available in remote areas.
- We suggest you not to book your international flights early as there may be sudden change in weather which will make your flights delay or even cancel.