“Visit the hidden valley of Tsum and experience a unique Himalayan sanctuary!
“Only opened to tourists since 2008, the Tsum Valley is a unique Himalayan sanctuary nestled within the rim of majestic snow-capped mountains—Baudha Himal, Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal, and Sringi Himal. The region has a long history of Buddhism, and its people of Tibetan origin have successfully preserved their ancient art, culture and religion. And because hunting is not allowed in this valley, flora and fauna abound.”
Check it out here if an organised trip has interest – and do leave a comment if you already went!
Indeed, Koshi Tappu valley is not only about quiet and relaxation. Human activity runs at a different pace – no doubt – as though tuned to the lazy flow of the river. But it’s still a place of human activity every day. Locals walk or bicycle to the next village carrying goods along the wide sandy banks. Some take the “ferry” across navigated by boatsmen with long poles just like centuries ago. You’ll still find fishermen in tents on the banks too, waiting to head back out on the slow currents with their nets. Want to explore Koshi Tappu and meet the locals? Email us for more info!
Book your own cabin – it’s with hot shower at all times – and you’re in for true relaxation. Have the tea brought up to the roof terrace where the view of the lake is amazing, or enjoy a pint down in Joe’s Irish bar. The cuisine is delicious too with both local and foreign dishes on the menu. Oh, and did we mention there is heated swimmingpool! Visit Joe’s website for more information on activities, photos and the exact directions.
Or if you’re just into birds or simply want a relaxing time in the shade, no need to go further than under the canopy at Chital Lodge. The lodge is located in the village of Meghauli, next to a clear-water stream in between trees hundreds of years old. It’s like a patch of jungle of its own. Jib offers simple, cosy accommodation in four thatched huts, a shower, and delicious local cuisine on the porch. Getting there is easy: just follow the road ten kilometres from Narajanghat. Read more at Jib’s own website.
“Also visit: Tsum, the hidden valley, is a unique Himalayan sanctuary located in the northern Gorkha…” From a site less known.