Tsum Valley Pictures

Tsum Valley Pictures

Posted May 8th, 2009 under Photo Essay,

The Tsum Valley is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in northern Gorkha district of Nepal. Tsum comes from the Tibetan word “Tsombo” which means vivid. The trail heads up the valley of the Budi Gandaki River through wild and unexplored country inhabited mainly by members of the Gurung ethnic groups. The Tsum Valley is extremely rich in cultural assets. The valley is dotted with gompas (Buddhist monasteries), chortens and mani walls. The people here, never slaughter animals, even as sacrifice to the gods. The valley is surrounded by the Buddha Himal and Himal Chuli to the west, Ganesh Himal to the south, and Sringi Himal to the North.

Sacred Tsum Valley

Pilgrimage Valley

Beautiful Himalayas seen from Tsum Valley

Villager in the Valley

Sacred Pligrimage Valley

View of Tsum Valley

Village in Tsum Valley

Tsum Valley Trekking with Explore Himalaya

[Photo Credits: Valery Yarkal + Nadia Neupokoeva]

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  1. Thank you for promoting Tsum for Sustainable tourism. It is me who was the chief architect behind the Tsum Welfare Committee to send these Russian guys to break the little known corner of the Himalaya.
    Cheers.
    Sonam Lama, Secretary
    Tsum Welfare Committee

    - sonam lama

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