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.
Tsum Valley Trekking with Explore Himalaya
[Photo Credits: Valery Yarkal + Nadia Neupokoeva]
The meeting and handling was good. Mr. Kishan has been very helpful, good-natured and soft spoken. The itinerary was well planned.
We work with the motto "Tourism for Development". Explore Himalaya Community Service Project was conceived to empower underprivileged segments of Nepal.
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.
Sonam Lama, Secretary
Tsum Welfare Committee