About Tsum Valley Trekking
Tsum Valley Trekking Overview
Tsum Valley trekking constitutes a trek to the sacred pilgrimage valley of the Himalayan region situated in the trans-Himalayan area in Gorkha of Nepal. The valley has its huge acquaintance with various regions/areas of Tibet. Thus, natural beauty of the entire Tsum Valley and its pristine culture and/or lifestyle makes the trek to this valley a unique one. The word Tsum has arrived from Tsombo, a popular Tibetan work and it implies vivid. Against the majestic backdrop of various Himalayan mountain ranges, such as Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Baudha Himal ranges, the serene valley of the Himalayan Mountain region has rich ancient culture, art and religion.
Local area people are often of Tibetan origin and they seek a unique dialect. In addition, the complete trekking trail involves strewn with various artistic chortens and lined with the walls of mani comprised of stone slabs carved with prayers and deities. Besides Tibetan culture and lifestyle, the valley highlights a strong history about Buddhism. Milarepa, a renowned Buddhist saint mediated in the mountain caves of the Tsum valley. Moreover, according to the tradition, Tsum valley was a culturally different geographical area referred as Tsum Tso Chuksum. This means thirteen different provinces ruled as only one territory.
Trekking to this region today lets us to view the ancient remains of the entire Tsum Kingdom. Because of its inaccessibility and remoteness, the unique culture of Tsum Valley has continued to remain intact until now.