Oct 25 - Oct 30, 2018 | 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 October

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October begins the most popular time to trek, with moderate temperatures, clear skies in the wake of the monsoon, and a low chance of rain and snow. In recent years, the monsoon rains have receded later with weather patterns typically stabilizing in mid-October. While the chance of snow is decreased, there is the possibility of a heavy snowfall at higher elevations. If ill-timed and prolonged, this can make it difficult to cross some passes.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in October. The highest point on the trek is Mu Gompa at 3700 m. During October, expect high temperatures of around 13.2°C (56°F) and lows down to -0.8°C (31°F) at Mu Gompa.

via Tsum Valley Side trek
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Thu Oct 25 (day 1)

Ekle Bhatti (1600 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.8°C (78°F) and lows of about 11.8°C (53°F) in October.

Ekle Bhatti

Lokpa (2240 m)

About 2-3 hours from Philim
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.0°C (72°F) and lows of about 8.0°C (46°F) in October.

Chumling (2263 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lokpa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.8°C (71°F) and lows of about 7.8°C (46°F) in October.

Fri Oct 26 (day 2)

Chhokangparo (3010 m)

About 4 hours from Chumling
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.3°C (63°F) and lows of about 3.3°C (38°F) in October.

Sat Oct 27 (day 3)

Nile (3361 m)

About 3 hours from Chhokangparo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about 1.2°C (34°F) in October.

Mu Gompa (3700 m)

About 1.5 hours from Nile
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.2°C (56°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in October.

Mu Gompa
Mark Thomsen
Sun Oct 28 (day 4)

Nile (3361 m)

About 1 hour from Mu Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about 1.2°C (34°F) in October.

Ranchen Gompa (3240 m)

About 1.5 hours from Nile
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.0°C (61°F) and lows of about 2.0°C (36°F) in October.

Ranchen Gompa
Mark Thomsen

Chhokangparo (3010 m)

About 1.5 hours from Ranchen Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.3°C (63°F) and lows of about 3.3°C (38°F) in October.

Mon Oct 29 (day 5)

Dumje (3200 m)

About 1.5 hours from Chhokangparo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about 2.2°C (36°F) in October.

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 20.6°C (69°F) and lows of about 6.6°C (44°F) in October.

Chumling (2263 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.8°C (71°F) and lows of about 7.8°C (46°F) in October.

Lokpa (2240 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ripchet
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.0°C (72°F) and lows of about 8.0°C (46°F) in October.

Tue Oct 30 (day 6)

Pewa (1870 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lokpa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.2°C (76°F) and lows of about 10.2°C (50°F) in October.

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