Mar 27 - Apr 7, 2019 | Change

Tsum Valley trek (12 days)
Manaslu Region, Nepal

Highlights: Mu Gompa and Ranchen Gompa

Difficulty: moderate
Tsum Valley
Starting at $564 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.03 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $15 per person for restricted area permit processing
+ $66 per person for permits
+ $80 for single surcharge for Restricted Area

( Purchase of at least 2 permits required. If someone else joins your trek this fee will be refunded.)

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Sherpana prices are based on group size. We refund you the difference if more people join your trek.
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Included Services
  • Permits MCAP and Tsum Valley
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • Restricted Area Permit Processing
Optional Services (Porter)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance

This trip has optional side trips. Would you like to see the options?

This remote valley was only opened to trekking in 2008. Bounded by Ganesh Himal and Sringi Himal, and Boudha ranges, the valley was settled by people of Tibetan origin, and has a rich cultural history. The trail is lined with chortens and mani walls and home to the historic monasteries of Rachen Gompa and Mu Gompa. Accommodations may be basic but what the region lacks in amenities it makes up for in hospitality.

Weather Conditions in March

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March is the start of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures begin to rise from their winter lows. By the end of March, temperatures are significantly warmer at lower elevations and hot air from the valleys tend to create clouds in the mountains during the afternoons. Mornings are generally clear, with the clearest weather coming just after sunrise. At high altitudes, while generally warmer than the previous months snow is still possible, and heavy snow storms in March are not unheard of. Mornings and nights are still cold.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in March. The highest point on the trek is Mu Gompa at 3700 m. During March, expect high temperatures of around 11.2°C (52°F) and lows down to -5.8°C (22°F) at Mu Gompa.

Tsum Valley Trek
(Elevation Profile)

Available Side Trips

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Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Wed Mar 27 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in March.

Kathmandu
Public bus from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $5.00
Travel time: about 10 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Arughat Bazar (570 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.0°C (86°F) and lows of about 13.0°C (55°F) in March.

Private vehicle from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $200.00
Travel time: about 6 hours

Shared vehicle from Arughat Bazar to Soti Khola (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10.00
Travel time: about 1 hour
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Soti Khola (730 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.0°C (84°F) and lows of about 12.0°C (54°F) in March.

Thu Mar 28 (day 2)

Lapubeshi (880 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.1°C (83°F) and lows of about 11.1°C (52°F) in March.

Machhakola (930 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.8°C (82°F) and lows of about 10.8°C (51°F) in March.

Fri Mar 29 (day 3)

Tatopani, Kerauja (990 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.5°C (82°F) and lows of about 10.5°C (51°F) in March.

Dobhan (1070 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.0°C (81°F) and lows of about 10.0°C (50°F) in March.

Yuru (Yaruphant) (1330 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in March.

Jagat, Sirdibas (1340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in March.

Sat Mar 30 (day 4)

Ekle Bhatti (1600 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.8°C (75°F) and lows of about 6.8°C (44°F) in March.

Ekle Bhatti

Lokpa (2240 m)

About 5 hours from Jagat
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.0°C (68°F) and lows of about 3.0°C (37°F) in March.

Chumling (2263 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lokpa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.8°C (68°F) and lows of about 2.8°C (37°F) in March.

Sun Mar 31 (day 5)

Chhokangparo (3010 m)

About 4 hours from Chumling
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.3°C (60°F) and lows of about -1.7°C (29°F) in March.

Mon Apr 1 (day 6)

Nile (3361 m)

About 3 hours from Chhokangparo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about 0.2°C (32°F) in April.

Mu Gompa (3700 m)

About 1.5 hours from Nile
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.2°C (58°F) and lows of about -1.8°C (29°F) in April.

Mu Gompa
Mark Thomsen
Tue Apr 2 (day 7)

Nile (3361 m)

About 1 hour from Mu Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about 0.2°C (32°F) in April.

Ranchen Gompa (3240 m)

About 1.5 hours from Nile
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.0°C (63°F) and lows of about 1.0°C (34°F) in April.

Ranchen Gompa
Mark Thomsen
Wed Apr 3 (day 8)

Chhokangparo (3010 m)

About 1.5 hours from Ranchen Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.3°C (65°F) and lows of about 2.3°C (36°F) in April.

Dumje (3200 m)

About 1.5 hours from Chhokangparo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.2°C (63°F) and lows of about 1.2°C (34°F) in April.

Highlights: Ganesh Himal Base Camp and Gumba Lungdang
Difficulty: challenging
It's a steep climb to the small nunnery of Gumba Lungdang preached beneath the towering peaks of the Ganesh Himal but well worth the effort for the breathtaking views and serenity of this little visited gompa.

Ripchet (2468 m)

About 2 hours from Dumje
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.6°C (71°F) and lows of about 5.6°C (42°F) in April.

Thu Apr 4 (day 9)

Lokpa (2240 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ripchet
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.0°C (73°F) and lows of about 7.0°C (45°F) in April.

Ekle Bhatti (1600 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.8°C (80°F) and lows of about 10.8°C (51°F) in April.

Ekle Bhatti

Philim (1590 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.9°C (80°F) and lows of about 10.9°C (52°F) in April.

Jagat, Sirdibas (1340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 12.4°C (54°F) in April.

Yuru (Yaruphant) (1330 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 12.4°C (54°F) in April.

Dobhan (1070 m)

About 7-8 hours from Ripchet
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.0°C (86°F) and lows of about 14.0°C (57°F) in April.

Fri Apr 5 (day 10)

Tatopani, Kerauja (990 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.5°C (87°F) and lows of about 14.5°C (58°F) in April.

Machhakola (930 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.8°C (87°F) and lows of about 14.8°C (59°F) in April.

Lapubeshi (880 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.1°C (88°F) and lows of about 15.1°C (59°F) in April.

Soti Khola (730 m)

About 8 hours from Doban
Expect typical high termperatures of about 32.0°C (90°F) and lows of about 16.0°C (61°F) in April.

Sat Apr 6 (day 11)
Shared vehicle from Soti Khola to Arughat Bazar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10.00
Travel time: about 1 hour
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Arughat Bazar (570 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 33.0°C (91°F) and lows of about 17.0°C (63°F) in April.

Private vehicle from Soti Khola to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $200.00
Travel time: about 10 hours

Public bus from Arughat Bazar to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $5.00
Travel time: about 10 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 12.4°C (54°F) in April.

Kathmandu
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