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Tsum Valley is the area situated in the northern part of Gorkha district bordering with Tibetan plateau under Manaslu Conservation Area. There are 7 VDCs in MCA which are divided into three valleys- Nubri, Kutang and Tsum. The area provides habitats for 39 species of mammals, including many protected and endangered species like; Snow Leopard (Panthera uncial), Lynx (Felis Lynx), Gray Wolf (Canis lupus chanco), Musk Deer and Assamese Monkey and other Himalayan indicator species such as Blues Sheep and Himalayan Thar.

The major ethnic group in all VDCs, except Sridibas is Bhotia (also known as Lama). Majority of people follow Buddhism. People around Tsum valley speak Tsum Language that is mix of Tibetan and their own language. Tsum Valley is declared as the area of non-violence and killing of animals is strictly prohibited.

Agriculture is the main occupation and the main crops grown are karau (naked barley), buckwheat, maize, potato and wheat. Farmers also produce mustard, beans, and wheat and soya beans.

Total Trek Days: 9 days

Trekkers : Ashish Bhujel, Prakash Khadka and Ravi Sharma

Trek Details:

Route / Location Means Hours
Kathmandu to Arughat Bus 8 – 9
Arughat to Soti Khola Bus 2
Soti Khola to Machha khola Trek 6.5
Machha Khola to Sridibas Trek 8
Sridibas to Chumling Trek 9
Chumling to Nyile Trek 10
Nyile to Mu gompa Trek 1.5
Mu Gompa to Nyile to Nagileru Trek 6
Nagileru to Philim Trek 10
Philim to Macha khola Trek 8
Machha Khola to Soti khola to Arughat Trek 9
Arughat to Kathmandu NISSAN JEEP 7

Total Trek Expenditure including travel, lodging and food – NRS 10,000.

Tsum Valley Bhasha

  • 1. K Cha: ‘Dhe wo yo pa’
    2. Aama: ‘Aan’
    3. Kasto ramro thau: ‘Dhemete Shashi Kepa la’
    4. Aama sanchai?: ‘Aama thabo yopa’
    5. Baas paincha?: ‘De la dhesha rakhe raypay’
    6. Pheri bhetaula: ‘Yang ka your tug wo chey’
    7. Namaste: ‘Tashi Dele”
    8. Khana khai sakyo?: ‘Khaala sha shashi him bey’
    9. Dhanyabad: ‘Tu jhe chey’
    10. Aila yaho basyo pachi pheri yahi aula: ‘Thang dampo Tsum Valey hyong pa hin’
    11. Malai yo thau dherai ramro lagyo, ma pheri pani yahi auchu: ‘Dil ney Tsum kang machun ke po chun da dun he na’
    12. Khana pakyo?: ‘Khaala jo cha sun ney’
  • 01_The_way_up_to_Tsum_Valley

    01_The_way_up_to_Tsum_Valley

    02_Beauty_and_the_Beast

    02_Beauty_and_the_Beast

    03_Dovan

    03_Dovan

    04 Mule carrying heavy load on thier body as a means of transportation from Soti Khola to Philim

    04 Mule carrying heavy load on thier body as a means of transportation from Soti Khola to Philim

    05_On_The_way_To_Jagat

    05_On_The_way_To_Jagat

    06_The_exotice_Prestine_trail_of_Tsum

    06_The_exotice_Prestine_trail_of_Tsum

    07_On_the_Way_to_Ekle_Bhatti

    07_On_the_Way_to_Ekle_Bhatti

    08_Machha_Khola_Hotel

    08_Machha_Khola_Hotel

    09_The_Junction_that _Separates_Larke_and_Tsum

    09_The_Junction_that _Separates_Larke_and_Tsum

    10_Manaslu

    10_Manaslu

    11_People_Rely_on_the_Water_Source_from_this_Montain_at_Chumling

    11_People_Rely_on_the_Water_Source_from_this_Montain_at_Chumling

    12_AB_Grearing_up

    12_AB_Grearing_up

    13__Rinjam_Chepchey_on_Backdrop

    13__Rinjam_Chepchey_on_Backdrop

    14_Chepchey_as_seen_From_Chhekam

    14_Chepchey_as_seen_From_Chhekam

    15_The_Way_To_Chumling_lookback

    15_The_Way_To_Chumling_lookback

    16_Found_a_small_hut_above_after_2_hours_walk

    16_Found_a_small_hut_above_after_2_hours_walk

    17_Aani_on_her_way_to_Rachen_Gumba

    17_Aani_on_her_way_to_Rachen_Gumba

    18_A_View_From_Chhekam

    18_A_View_From_Chhekam

    18_With_MCAP_Team

    18_With_MCAP_Team

    19_Night_Breeze_Fog_All_Over

    19_Night_Breeze_Fog_All_Over

    20_Cloud_Rage_Accross_the_Sky

    20_Cloud_Rage_Accross_the_Sky

    21_Morning_Shows_The_day

    21_Morning_Shows_The_day

    22_Morning_Sun

    22_Morning_Sun

    23_Beauty_of_the_Night

    23_Beauty_of_the_Night

    24_Nyile

    24_Nyile

    25_Mu_Gompa

    25_Mu_Gompa

    26_100_Plus_Years_Old_Mu_Gompa

    26_100_Plus_Years_Old_Mu_Gompa

    27_A_German_Cyclist_on_a_vacation_to_Cross_Tsum_and_Larke_Pass

    27_A_German_Cyclist_on_a_vacation_to_Cross_Tsum_and_Larke_Pass

    28_From_Mu_Gompa

    28_Chepchey Himal From_Mu_Gompa

    29_Ganesh_Himal

    29_Ganesh_Himal

    30_Gumba_and_Dhwaja_all_the_way_As_we_descend_from_Nyile

    30_Gumba_and_Dhwaja_all_the_way_As_we_descend_from_Nyile

    31_Chepchey_Himal

    31_Chepchey_Himal

    32_Fun_Time_with_Kids

    32_Fun_Time_with_Kids

    33_stone scripts

    33_stone scripts

    34_Just_near_Chule

    34_Just_near_Chule

    35_Early_Morning

    35_Early_Morning

    36_On_the_Way_to_Mu_Gompa

    36_On_the_Way_to_Mu_Gompa

    37_River_flows_from_the_Hills_and_Mountain_and_Reachup_to_Budhi_Gandaki

    37_River_flows_from_the_Hills_and_Mountain_and_Reachup_to_Budhi_Gandaki

    38_Happy_Faces

    38_Happy_Faces


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