Tsum valley Trek is one of the fascinating tourist destinations of Nepal. Tsum valley is also known as the Hidden Valley, boasts Baudha himal and Himal chuli to the west, Ganesh himal to the south and Sringi himal to the north. The Tsum valley has a long history of Buddhism, where Chumbas people live, most of the Tibetan origin and seek a unique dialect. The polyandry marriage system still practices, many brothers may marry with one girl which is the strange culture to visitors. Tsum valley was a restricted area before, few travellers visited in this region; still, visitors require a special permit to trek. The unbeaten valley of Tsum includes the two village development committee Chhekampar (upper Tsum) and Chumchet (lower Tsum) where, the visitors can enjoy immaculate state, remoteness and ancient ruins. The famous Kyimo lung, a pilgrimage circuit in the central trans-Himalaya is well known for its centres of learning and meditation.
Himalayan Joy Adventure has designed the itinerary for the Tsum Valley trek which starts and ends in Arughat. One can drive from Kathmandu to Arughat then start trek following the Budhi Gandaki River, pass the village of Sotikhola, Labubensi, Machhikhola, Jagat, Filim to Tsum valley. This trail takes you to the altitude of a 3700m, Mu Gompa and descent down following the same trail to Arughat and drives back to Kathmandu. The best season to trek the Tsum Valley is spring and autumn. If the trekkers have plenty of time and want to extend the trekking, we recommend continuing trek to the Larke-la pass, is also known as Manaslu Circuit Trek.
Every day the world is facing a big issue of environmental pollution and in Nepal as well. Our field staffs are quite conscious about environmental pollution at any time and we encourage to all. We would suggest to our guest to use boiled water or water purification pills than buying a bottle of water, it helps to avoid plastic bottles which can takes long time to disappear. During the trek, if possible you can order same items food in a group which minimizes the fuel used and to make campfire is almost forbidden. We would encourage being a responsible traveler so, just leaving foot-print on the trail and bring out all non-biodegradables which you had.