Dec 17 - Dec 28, 2019 | Change

Tsum Valley via Ganesh Himal Base Camp trek (12 days)
Manaslu Region, Nepal

Highlights: Mu Gompa, Ranchen Gompa, Gumba Lungdang, and Ganesh Himal Base Camp

Difficulty: challenging
Tsum Valley
Starting at $615 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
+ $39 per person for vat tax
+ $15 per person for restricted area permit processing
+ $72 per person for permits
+ $86 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 Tsum Valley and MCAP
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
  • 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
    + $2.21 per day per porter for vat tax (porter)

Would you like to request a specific guide?

If you do not specify a guide, a request will be sent to all available guides (once a payment is made and the trek is confirmed). Once confirmed, you can choose from the guides who indicated that they would like to lead your trek, or ask us to recommend a guide.

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.

Side trip via Ganesh Himal Base Camp: 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.

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 Ganesh Himal Base Camp at 4200 m. During December, expect high temperatures of around 3.2°C (38°F) and lows down to -12.8°C (9°F) at Ganesh Himal Base Camp.

Tsum Valley via Ganesh Himal Base Camp Trek
(Elevation Profile)

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.

Tue Dec 17 (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.

Wed Dec 18 (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.

Thu Dec 19 (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.

Fri Dec 20 (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.

Sat Dec 21 (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.

Sun Dec 22 (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
Mark Thomsen
Mon Dec 23 (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
Tue Dec 24 (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.

Gumba Lungdang (3200 m)

About 3 hours from Dumje
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.2°C (49°F) and lows of about -6.8°C (20°F) in December.

Gumba Lungdang
Mark Thomsen
Wed Dec 25 (day 9)

Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4200 m)

To reach base camp you will need to add an extra day at Gumba Lungdang its about a 6-7 hour round trip to base camp in good conditions from Gumba Lungdang.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.2°C (38°F) and lows of about -12.8°C (9°F) in December.

Ganesh Himal Base Camp
Mark Thomsen

Gumba Lungdang (3200 m)

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

Gumba Lungdang
Mark Thomsen

Dumje (3200 m)

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

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.

Thu Dec 26 (day 10)

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.

Fri Dec 27 (day 11)

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.

Sat Dec 28 (day 12)
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 25.0°C (77°F) and lows of about 9.0°C (48°F) in December.

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

Kathmandu
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created