Tsum Valley Trek is a less frequented and wonderful set of mixed cultures and mountains. Close to the Tibetan border Tsum Valley is influenced by Tibetan culture. The Valley of Himalayan pilgrimage, Tsum Valley takes us to the northern part of Nepal. The trail heads up the valley of the Budi Gandaki River through the wild and unexplored country. Most part of this region’s settlement is by members of the Gurung ethnic groups. A good cup of locally cultivated natural coffee gives you the pleasure of Himalayan coffee. Tatopani hot springs will help you to relax on this intensive trial.
Upper Tsum valley trek (part of the Inner Himalaya) open from Chhokangparo. Hospitable local people will welcome you with traditional Chiya (butter tea). The Tsum Valley trek is rich in cultural assets. The valley is full of gompas (Buddhist monasteries), chortens and mani walls. The valley preserves the steps of the great Buddhist Yogi Chyuchin Milarepa. This trek in the remote area of the Manaslu region is full of mountains on its all side. Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Sringi Himal to the North.
People in Tsum Valley still practice polyandry system. They have their own unique culture, tradition, & dialect. Compared to many other destinations, residents of this valley reported that they have seen or found the signs of Mehta. Mehta can also be referred to as the Yeti or ‘Abominable Snowman’.
If you are planning to do a trek in the Manaslu region, one should not miss doing the Tsum Valley. Compared to other regions this region is an absolute highlight, with strong, friendly, hospitable people. Living Buddhist culture and untouched wildlife because of Buddhist prohibitions on hunting.
Name of the Trek: Tsum Valley and Manaslu Trek
Best Season: September to December & March to May
Trekking Type: Camping
Grade: Moderate – Strenuous
Trek Duration: 18 Days
Maximum elevation: 4060 m
TREK COST: Based on Per Person Twin sharing room accommodation
Single Supplement: USD 500 Per Person
For Camping and climbing accommodation as per the booking