Recently open Tsum Valley Trekking

By: Nepal Mother House Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.  05/12/2012
Keywords: Tsum Valley Trek

The sacred Himalayan pilgrimage site “Tsum Valley” situated in Nepal mid western part of Gorkha districts nearby Tibetan Border. ‘Tsum’ derived from Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’ which means vivid. Conventionally, Tsum Valley was a currently distinct geographical area called 'Tsum Tso Chucksums', which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. Beside the majestic backdrop of the snowcapped Himalayan ranges, this tranquil Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture and religion dragging from centuries. People of Tsum Valley are of Tibetan origin “Gurung ethnic groups” practice Buddhist religion, speak their own dialect and they have their own culture and custom very rich. The varies altitude of Tsum Valley trek begins from 1,905m in Lhokpa to over 5,093m at Ngula Dhojhyang pass on the Tibatan border. The hidden Tsum valley is surrounded by the Boudha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south and Sringi Himal to North. Unique natural beauty, Mountains, Landscape, holy site, its pristine culture and Tradition similar as Tibet people of here are main appeal of the Trekking in Tsum Valley. The trial of Tsum Valley Trip is strewn with artistic Chortens and lined with Mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with drawings of deities and inscribed with prayers. The famous Kyimo Lung, a pilgrimage circuit in the central Trans-Himalaya is a well known seat of learning and meditation. Local believed that Buddhist saint Milarepa meditated in the caves of these mountains, so this place is holey. Still you can see incredible foot print of Milarepa on clif, where now days built Milarepa Monastery. Tsum valley preserves steps of the great Buddhist Yogi Chyuchin Milarepa and story about Guru Padmasambhava circumbulation. The people here never slaughter animals, even as sacrifice to the gods. People in Tsum Valley still follow polyandry system and they have their own unique culture, tradition, and dialect. Tsum people celebrate unique festival like Lhosar, Dhacyhang, Saka Dawa, Faning and others. Many residents of this valley report that they have seen or found the signs of Mehti, commonly referred as the 'Yeti' or 'Abominable Snowman'. Upper Tsum valley (part of the inner Himalaya) opens from remote VDCs Chhekampar and Chumchet (Lower Tsum), where hospitable local people (Tibetan group "Tsombo") welcome you with traditional Tibetan Chiya (butter tea) and local meal. It is so remote that the ancient relics are still seen. Due to its remoteness and inaccessibility, this sacred valley and its people have been bypassed by mainstream development for centuries. As a result, the unique culture of this valley has remained intact. The restricted area Trekking in Tsum Valley begins from Arughat in Gorkha district, which is easily accessible from Kathmandu and the trail, follows the winding Budi Gandaki River through wild and unexplored country inhabited mainly Gurung until it reaches the first elevated Tsum Valley with magnificent vistas of the Ganesh Himal and other surrounding peaks. The Valley is bounded by high passes - the Ngula Dhoj Hyang (5,093 m) to the west and Yamdro Pass (5,326m) to the north. Tsum Valley Trekking is possible to make shorter and longer as our Clients demands; most of trekkers do this trip via the Larka La Pass then over in Besi Sahar but some trekkers continue their trek to Annapurna circuit, Tilicho Lake or Narphu valley as well as Rupinala Pass. Trekking in Tsum Valley use to operate mostly camping basis / tent camp treks but now a day’s it is possible Home stay Trekking. Nepal Mother House Treks & Expeditions organize recently open “Tsum Valley Treks” any time all over the year except snowing season with our highly experienced guides and staffs according our Clients requirement and holiday schedule. But the best time is September, October, November and March, April, May. This is recommended only for highly qualified and adventurous people who love to test adventure travel in Nepal Himalaya adopting real rural lifestyle.

Keywords: Tsum Valley Trek

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