This trek begins from Sotikhola in Gorkha district, which is easily accessible from Kathmandu. Trekking in this newly opened trail starts with a picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola. Then, a series of ascent and descent along the bank of the Budhi Gandaki takes you to Chhokangparo via Macche Khola, Jagat, Lokpa, and Chumling. At Chhokangparo, you visit the ancient nunnery of Rachen Gompa and explore the sacred cave of Milarepa before you reach Mu Gompa. The trail traces back to Lokpa from Mu Gompa and all the way to Sotikhola and drive back to Kathmandu.
The Tsum Valley trekking is a newly unexplored area for trekking. It is a sacred Himalayan pilgrimage valley situated in a trans-Himalayan region of Gorkha district, Nepal. The Tsum Valley’s acquaintance with Tibet, natural beauty and its pristine culture make this trekking unique. “Tsum” comes from the Tibetan work ‘Tsombo’, which means vivid. Against the majestic backdrop of the Ganesh Himal, Sringi Himal and Baudha Himal ranges, this serene Himalayan valley is rich in ancient art, culture, and religion. The local people are mostly of Tibetan origin and seek a unique dialect. Trails are strewn with artistic chortens and lined with mani walls made of thousands of stone slabs carved with deities and prayers. The Tsum valley has a long history of Buddhism. The Buddhist saint Milarepa is believed to have meditated in the caves of there mountains. Traditionally Tsum valley was a culturally distinct geographical area called ‘Tsum Tso Chuksum’, which means thirteen provinces ruled as a single territory. The ancient remains of the Tsum Kingdom are still visible today. Due to its remoteness and inaccessibility, this sacred valley and its people have been bypassed by mainstream development for centuries. As a result, the unique culture of this valley has remained intact.
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