Tusm valley was opened for trekking newly 2007 on October by Trekking agencies,association of Nepal (TAAN) in association with Nepal Tourism Board,(NTB)
It is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha,Nepal.'Tsum' comes from the Tibetan word 'Tsombo',which means vivid.Traditionally,Tsum valley was a currently distinct geographical area called 'Tsum Tso Chucksums',which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory.Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal,Sringi Himal,Boudha Himal ranges,this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art,culture and religion.The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin & speak their own dialect.The altitude of Tsum Valley trek varies from 1905m in Lhokpa to over 5093m at Ngula Dhojhyang pass on the Tibatan border.The hidden valley is surrounded by the Boudha Himal and Himal chuli to the west,Ganesh Himal to the south & Sringi Himal to North.
People in Tsum Valley still practice polyandry system and they have their own unique culture,tradition, & dialect.They celebrate unique festival like Lhosar,Dhacyhang,Saka Dawa,Faning & 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'.
The trials are 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 a seat of meditation.The circuit traverses across Tsum Valley,Manaslu area in Nepal and southern parts of Tibet.The Buddhist saint Milarepa is believed to have meditated in the caves of these mountains.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 also remained fairly intact.This trek begins from Arughat in Gorkha district,which is easily accessible from Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival then transfer to Hotel O/N Hotel
Day 02: Half Day sightseeing and prepare for trek O/N Hotel
Day 03 Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat O/N Camp (535m-10 hours by bus)
Day 04 Trek from Arughat to Liding O/N Camp (860m-7km-4 hours walk)
Day 05 Trek to Machhakhola O/N Camp (930m-9km-5 hours walk)
Day 06 Trek to Jagat O/N Camp (1410m-11km-6hours walk)
Day 07 Trek to Lokpa O/N Camp (2040m-10km-5 hours walk)
Day 08 Trek to Chunling O/N Camp (2363m-7km-3.5 hours walk)
Day 09 Trek to Chhokangparo O/N Camp (3010m-13km-8 hours walk)
Day 10 Trek to Chhule-Nile O/N Camp (3361m-9km-4.5 hours walk)
Day 11 Trek to Mu Gompa O/N Camp (3700m-5km-3 hours walk)
Day 12 Trek to Rachen Gompa O/N Camp (3240m-8km-4.5 hours walk)
Day 13 Trek to Dumje O/N Camp (2440m-11km-6.5 hours walk)
Day 14 Trek to Gumba Lungdang O/N Camp (3200m-6.5km-4 hours walk)
Day 15 Trek to Ripchet O/N Camp (2468m-9km-5 hours walk)
Day 16 Trek to Dobhan O/N Camp (1070m-14km-7 hours walk)
Day 17 Trek to Soti Khola O/N Camp (720m-18km-9 hours walk)
Day 18 Trek to Arughat O/N Camp (535m-7km- 4 hours walk)
Day 19 Drive to Kathmandu O/N Hotel (10 hours by bus)
Day 20 Free Day at Kathmandu O/N Hotel