Dec 22 - Jan 2, 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 December

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December is probably the most underrated month to trek, one of the driest months of the year skies are often clear from sunrise to sunset. The trails and teahouses are less crowded than in November. At higher altitudes, temperatures drop as the winter season approaches so it is important to carry warm enough clothing and sleeping bags. When properly prepared December can be a great month to trek

At a glance
On average there are 1 day with precipitation in December. The highest point on the trek is Mu Gompa at 3700 m. During December, expect high temperatures of around 6.2°C (43°F) and lows down to -9.8°C (14°F) at Mu Gompa.

Tsum Valley Trek
(Elevation Profile)

Available Side Trips

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Sat Dec 22 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in December.

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 25.0°C (77°F) and lows of about 9.0°C (48°F) in December.

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 24.0°C (75°F) and lows of about 8.0°C (46°F) in December.

Sun Dec 23 (day 2)

Lapubeshi (880 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.1°C (74°F) and lows of about 7.1°C (45°F) in December.

Machhakola (930 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.8°C (73°F) and lows of about 6.8°C (44°F) in December.

Mon Dec 24 (day 3)

Tatopani, Kerauja (990 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.5°C (73°F) and lows of about 6.5°C (44°F) in December.

Dobhan (1070 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.0°C (72°F) and lows of about 6.0°C (43°F) in December.

Yuru (Yaruphant) (1330 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in December.

Jagat, Sirdibas (1340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in December.

Tue Dec 25 (day 4)

Ekle Bhatti (1600 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.8°C (66°F) and lows of about 2.8°C (37°F) in December.

Ekle Bhatti

Lokpa (2240 m)

About 5 hours from Jagat
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.0°C (59°F) and lows of about -1.0°C (30°F) in December.

Chumling (2263 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lokpa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.8°C (59°F) and lows of about -1.2°C (30°F) in December.

Wed Dec 26 (day 5)

Chhokangparo (3010 m)

About 4 hours from Chumling
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.3°C (51°F) and lows of about -5.7°C (22°F) in December.

Thu Dec 27 (day 6)

Nile (3361 m)

About 3 hours from Chhokangparo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.2°C (47°F) and lows of about -7.8°C (18°F) in December.

Mu Gompa (3700 m)

About 1.5 hours from Nile
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.2°C (43°F) and lows of about -9.8°C (14°F) in December.

Mu Gompa
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Fri Dec 28 (day 7)

Nile (3361 m)

About 1 hour from Mu Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.2°C (47°F) and lows of about -7.8°C (18°F) in December.

Ranchen Gompa (3240 m)

About 1.5 hours from Nile
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.0°C (48°F) and lows of about -7.0°C (19°F) in December.

Ranchen Gompa
Mark Thomsen
Sat Dec 29 (day 8)

Chhokangparo (3010 m)

About 1.5 hours from Ranchen Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.3°C (51°F) and lows of about -5.7°C (22°F) in December.

Dumje (3200 m)

About 1.5 hours from Chhokangparo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.2°C (49°F) and lows of about -6.8°C (20°F) in December.

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 13.6°C (56°F) and lows of about -2.4°C (28°F) in December.

Sun Dec 30 (day 9)

Lokpa (2240 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ripchet
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.0°C (59°F) and lows of about -1.0°C (30°F) in December.

Ekle Bhatti (1600 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.8°C (66°F) and lows of about 2.8°C (37°F) in December.

Ekle Bhatti

Philim (1590 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.9°C (66°F) and lows of about 2.9°C (37°F) in December.

Jagat, Sirdibas (1340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in December.

Yuru (Yaruphant) (1330 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in December.

Dobhan (1070 m)

About 7-8 hours from Ripchet
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.0°C (72°F) and lows of about 6.0°C (43°F) in December.

Mon Dec 31 (day 10)

Tatopani, Kerauja (990 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.5°C (73°F) and lows of about 6.5°C (44°F) in December.

Machhakola (930 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.8°C (73°F) and lows of about 6.8°C (44°F) in December.

Lapubeshi (880 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.1°C (74°F) and lows of about 7.1°C (45°F) in December.

Soti Khola (730 m)

About 8 hours from Doban
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.0°C (75°F) and lows of about 8.0°C (46°F) in December.

Tue Jan 1 (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 24.0°C (75°F) and lows of about 7.0°C (45°F) in January.

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 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 2.4°C (36°F) in January.

Kathmandu
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