Tsum Valley Trek | Hidden Valley in the Manaslu Circuit Trek

Tsum Valley Trek | Hidden Valley in the Manaslu Circuit Trek

Posted On:Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley was once a restricted area which was not open for tourists till 2008. Now, Tsum Valley Trek is one of the most anticipated trekking trails in the country. The Valley is one of its kinds because the valley still has some of its distinct features that resemble Tibetan Culture. The place is rich in its ancient culture and arts. It is also believed that the Buddhists and monks used to meditate in the caves around the Tsum Valley.

Most of them are from Tibetan origin and have a unique accent and tone in their conversation.

Also, they are very sensitive about their culture. Therefore, the people of this area still practice polygamy, the tradition that has been passed down since ages.

Highlights of Tsum Valley Trek

Tsum Valley Trek can be one of the most adventurous and unique treks for even someone who have already performed trekking activities. the unseen culture and tradition and the salient features of this place will surprise outsiders. The beauty of this place is worth talking! Tsum Valley Trek passes through one of the remotest areas of Nepal. Also, the trekking routes and trails are unknown to even most of the Nepalese people. That’s why the destination is still rich in its own culture.

The place is surrounded by Ganesh Himal and Sringi Himal and Buddhist monuments. The peaceful environment has been the major reason that the Buddhists chose this place as a meditation and learning place. Besides, this place is also enriched with natural beauty. Similarly, wildlife like Himalaya Thar and Blue Sheep are rare animals found around the trekking trail.

Outline Itinerary of Tsum Valley Trek

1st Day: Kathmandu to Arughat (Drive 7- 8 hours)

2nd Day: Arughat to Sotikhola. (4-5 hours hike)

3rd Day: Sotikhola to Machhe Khola. (6-7 hours hike)

4th Day:  Machhe Khola to Jagat. (6-7 hours hike)

5th Day: Jagat to Chisapani. (4-5 hours hike)

6th Day: Chisapani to Chumling. (6-7 hours hike)

7th Day: Chumling to Chokhangparo. (4-5 hours hike)

8th Day: Chokhangparo to Nile. (5-6 hours hike)

9th Day: Nile to Mu Gompa. (3-4 hours hike)

10th Day: Mu Gompa sightseeing

11th Day: Mu Gompa to Burgi Village vie Milarepa cave (5-6 hours hike)

12th Day: Burgi Village to Chumling. (5-6 hours hike)

13th Day: Chumling to Filim. (6-7 hours hike)

14th Day: Filim to Khorlabesi. (6-7 hours hike)

15 Day: Khorlabesi to Sotikhola. (6-7 hours hike)

16 Day: Sotikhola to Kathmandu. (Drive 8-10 hours)

Best season for the trek

Tsum Valley covers the highest altitude of around 3,700 meters. Hence, you need to be very careful while choosing the season to visit this place. We strongly recommend that you don’t try this trek during monsoon season. During spring season i.e. March-May and autumn season i.e. September-November is the best time period if you want to do Tsum Valley Trekking. The weather is moderate and the light breeze will make you forget your AC. Furthermore, if you are an adventurous person then you can observe the festival called Dhachyang which is the festival of horses. The festival takes place during December-January and you can experience beautifully decorated horses participate in the race.

Since this place is not famous among trekkers there is less number of trekkers to visit this area. Also, there are few numbers of teahouses or accommodation place. Therefore, the arrangement can be quite hard for you. So, let JRN Treks take all the responsibility related to your Tsum Valley Trek and be relaxed! Enjoy your holiday in Nepal with us.