Tsum Valley Trek: Cost, Map, Itinerary and Trek Tips

Inside TSUM VALLEY -The Isolated region in Northern Nepal is one of the restricted zones for tourists. Opened recently as 2007, you must obtain a special permit to enter the region.

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Isolated from the modern world, the Tsum valley was opened for tourists as recent as 2007. It is one of the restricted regions in Nepal, therefore, inflow of the tourists in the region is highly regulated.

Tsum Valley is known as the Beyul Kyimolung, the holy hidden valley of happiness, first described by Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava) in the eighth century.  Milarepa meditated in the caves of Piren Phu and there are centuries old nunneries.

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It is called ‘TsumTsoChuksums’ -thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. The valley lies in Gorkha district and comprises of two remote villages, Chumchet and Chhekampar. The name ‘Tsum’ came from the Tibetan word called ‘Tsombo,’ meaning vivid.

A view of Mu Gompa A view of Mu Gompa 3,600 m (12,008 ft)

The trek trail passes through the wild and unexplored country of ‘Tsumbas,’ which mainly consists…

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