It is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha, Nepal .’Tsum ‘ comes from the Tibetan word ‘Tsombo’ which means vivid. Tsum valley Trekking 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 peaceful Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture, and religion. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin & speak their own dialect
Upper Tsum valley Trekking (part of the Inner Himalaya) opens from Chhokangparo, where hospitable local people (Tibetan group “Tsombo”) welcome you with traditional Tibetan Chiya (butter tea) and local meal. Many residents of this valley report that they have seen or found the signs of Mehti, commonly referred to as the ‘Yeti’ or ‘Abominable Snowman’. The trails 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 Lunga, a pilgrimage circuit in the central Trans-Himalaya is a well-known seat of learning and a seat of meditation. The circuit transverses across Tsum Valley, and Manaslu 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