Jul 23 - Jul 28, 2019 | Change

via Tsum Valley side trek (6 days)
Manaslu Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Mu Gompa and Ranchen Gompa

Difficulty: moderate
via Tsum Valley

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 July

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July is well into the monsoon season. Low elevations are hot and humid, with at least some rain likely during each day. At higher altitudes, the weather is cool and damp. But the clouds are usually the most frustrating part of monsoon trekking.

At a glance
On average there are 23 days with precipitation in July. The highest point on the trek is Mu Gompa at 3700 m. During July, expect high temperatures of around 14.2°C (58°F) and lows down to 6.2°C (43°F) at Mu Gompa.

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Tue Jul 23 (day 1)

Ekle Bhatti (1600 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.8°C (80°F) and lows of about 18.8°C (66°F) in July.

Ekle Bhatti

Lokpa (2240 m)

About 2-3 hours from Philim
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.0°C (73°F) and lows of about 15.0°C (59°F) in July.

Chumling (2263 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lokpa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.8°C (73°F) and lows of about 14.8°C (59°F) in July.

Wed Jul 24 (day 2)

Chhokangparo (3010 m)

About 4 hours from Chumling
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.3°C (65°F) and lows of about 10.3°C (51°F) in July.

Thu Jul 25 (day 3)

Nile (3361 m)

About 3 hours from Chhokangparo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about 8.2°C (47°F) in July.

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 6.2°C (43°F) in July.

Mu Gompa
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Fri Jul 26 (day 4)

Nile (3361 m)

About 1 hour from Mu Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about 8.2°C (47°F) in July.

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 9.0°C (48°F) in July.

Ranchen Gompa
Mark Thomsen

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 10.3°C (51°F) in July.

Sat Jul 27 (day 5)

Dumje (3200 m)

About 1.5 hours from Chhokangparo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.2°C (63°F) and lows of about 9.2°C (49°F) in July.

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 13.6°C (56°F) in July.

Chumling (2263 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.8°C (73°F) and lows of about 14.8°C (59°F) in July.

Lokpa (2240 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ripchet
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.0°C (73°F) and lows of about 15.0°C (59°F) in July.

Sun Jul 28 (day 6)

Pewa (1870 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lokpa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.2°C (77°F) and lows of about 17.2°C (63°F) in July.

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