Tsum Valley Trekking is a sacred trek to the pilgrimage valley of Tsumbackdropped with Ganesh, Sringi, and Boudha range at its backdrop. Rich in its traditional art, culture, and religion, the valley dwellers are primarily of Tibetan origin. Trails pass through monasteries, artistic Chortens, mani walls, and other embellishments to this remote hidden paradise which also recounts tales of the yeti.
After preparing the permit for the restricted area in Tsum Valley, we drive to Soti Khola the next day, where our trek begins. Up the stream, we walk to MachhaKhola. Then through some steep climbs and descents, we reach Doban. A rocky trail continues till Philim, with SringiHimal as the backdrop. We subsequently pass Chumling and go to Chhokangparo in the Upper Tsum Valley, where we see towering views of Ganesh Himal, Boudha Himal, and HimalChuli. En route to Nile/Chhule, we pass through PirenPhu(pigeon cave), a sacred location that preserved Buddhist murals, scripts, and carved stones where we stop for exploration. Our next stop is the Mu Gompa at 3700m, from where we move to RachenGompa, a nunnery, and further on to Dumje. From Dumje to Philim, we pass Samba TingdingChhupyang, a spectacular waterfall. Philim to Tatopani is a six hours walk where you can relax in the hot spring. We returned the next day to SotiKhola and Drove to Kathmandu.