The Tsum valley trekking is ideal for those who want to explore the remote and less trodden hidden valley on fully camping trekking in Nepal also recognized as the Hidden Valley and Innumerable monasteries and hamlets with completely Tibetan residents situated on the northern part of Manaslu on the Nepal, Tibet border and used to be a Nepal Government control area until 2008.
The Tsum valley trek in Nepal charms the trekkers with its rich cultural aspects on the backdrop of the tranquil Himalayan panorama of Ganesh, Sringi, and Buddha Himal along with the rapids of Budhi Gandaki River, Machha Khola, and Soti Khola is an amazing experience. This Tsum valley trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Aarughat heading up the valley of the Budi Gandaki River through terraced fields, dense forest, and countryside hidden villages.
The valley is dotted with ornate Buddhist monasteries, artistic Chortens and Mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs hand carved of deities and prayers on it. The prayer flags, chortens, Mani walls; everything we encounter on our trail during our journey gives a resemblance of Tibetan Buddhist culture. Visit Mu Gompa, Rachen Gompa and Nunnery temple to get some insights about Tibetan Buddhist culture.
The people of Tsum valley are of Tibetan origin with their own ancient form of tongue, art, culture, and religion; they still practice polyandry system marrying a girl between all the brothers in a family. They have their own way of family life, which may be quite surprising for many outsiders. The people in the region have been able to preserve their uniqueness intact without any impact of the outer world to date.
If you can walk 5 miles a day and are in good aerobic shape (with a doctor’s approval), you can do fine and make it. The actual trekking is on mostly level ground with a few sections of steep hillsides – up and down. You should not carry more than a light day pack with a jacket, water and snacks. However, it is the altitude that creates the main issues. That said, the better shape you are in, the more you will enjoy the overall experience.
There’s no specific training needed if you are reasonably fit. If you are completely sedentary, then yes some cardiovascular training would be recommended. Stair climbing or hill walking will get most people ready. Remember you’ll be walking up and down rough paths for 8-12 days. You’ll be at altitude too which will make things much harder. Having a good level of fitness will help you enjoy your trek more and always remember, it’s not a race!
October, November and December is Nepal’s peak season and it is the best time to go trekking.
February, March and April is the end of the dry season and it is the second best time of the year to go trekking.
November, December, January and February, the sky is clear, but it can be very cold in the mountain. May to June is Nepal’s hot season and it can get very warm indeed. June to September is the monsoon season and the least popular time to go trekking in Nepal.
01: Large backpack/rucksack:
02: Day pack or day rucksack:
03: Sleeping bag:
04: Down jacket:
05: Trekking/Hiking shoes
06: Fleece jacket
07:Drinking water bottle-Aluminum
08: Sun glass
09: Wool hat and Sun cap
11: Walking Poole
12: Torch or head lamp
It depends on your route, but EBC trek usually takes about 15 days. We suggest you not to go on a rush trek primarily due to the altitude. You will be landed in Lukla at (9,250 feet) and go to EBC at (17,500 f.). If you go too fast or rush your itinerary, you might get altitude sickness which is harmful.
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