Tsum Valley


This program has been designed to explore the sacred Tsum Valley situated in the northern Gorkha district. This valley has been opened to trekkers in October 2007. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word “Tsumbo” which means VIVID. It is one of the eight be-yul or hidden valleys in the inner Himalayas.

The route starts from Gorkha and heads up the Daraudi valley, crossing the large Gurung villages of Barpak and Laprak before dropping to Khorlabesi in the Budhi Gandaki valley. From Ekle Bhatti, the route takes to the east, upstream the Siyar Khola, entering the lower Tsum with Sringi Himal to the north and Ganesh Himal to the south. This serene valley is inhabited by Tsumbas, an indigenous community, who lives in small stone-built settlements, cultivating fields around. This valley carries a history of ancient Himalayan civilization. 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 people here never slaughter animals, even as sacrifice to the gods.

A truly forgotten corner of the world!

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu

Day 2 Drive to Gorkha

Day 3-21 Trek up to Tsum Valley and down to Arughat

Day 21 Drive to Kathmandu

Day 22 Depart Kathmandu

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