Aspen, CO, August 28, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The recently-opened Tsum Valley is situated in the northern Gorkha district of Nepal and surrounded by the giant peaks of Himal Chuli and Ganesh Himal. Tsum is one of the Himalayas eight sacred valleys, founded in the 8th century Buddhist saint Padmasmbhava. “We are planning a 21 day research trip in October 2012,” says One World’s Andy Crisconi. “The Tsum Valley is situated in a rather stunning, wild and unexplored region of Nepal inhabited mainly by the people of the Gurung ethnic group,” Andy continues. The valley of Tsum is exceptionally rich in cultural assets and the land is dotted with gompas (Buddhist monasteries), chortens and mani walls.
Legend has it that Padmasambhava created beyuls (sacred valleys) as refuges for people fleeing from the adverse effects of war, famine or from religious persecution. Saturated with Buddhist culture, these valleys uphold religious values and help preserve the lost way of life.
“This area has only been open to foreigners for the past few years and the area doesn’t see many trekkers. We have to run this as a camping trek as there isn't much travel infrastructure in the way of tea houses. If you want to go…the sooner the better, as right now the Tsum Valley remains a hidden gem for the avid hiker,” says Andy.
For further information or to receive a detailed trip itinerary, you can contact the folks at One World Trekking at www.oneworldtrekking.com.