May 25 - May 30, 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 May

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May is the end of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures are more moderate and the pre-monsoon moisture increases the chance of precipitation as the month progresses. It can be hot and humid in the valleys at low elevations, so make sure you carry enough water. Like the rest of the spring, clear mornings typically give way to cloudy afternoons. At high altitudes, the precipitation can turn to snow, although at trekking elevations the accumulation does not usually get too deep. May is also the season when many 8000 m peaks are climbed so base camps of these mountains will be busy with activity.

At a glance
On average there are 12 days with precipitation in May. The highest point on the trek is Mu Gompa at 3700 m. During May, expect high temperatures of around 15.2°C (59°F) and lows down to 2.2°C (36°F) at Mu Gompa.

via Tsum Valley Side trek
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Sat May 25 (day 1)

Ekle Bhatti (1600 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.8°C (82°F) and lows of about 14.8°C (59°F) in May.

Ekle Bhatti

Lokpa (2240 m)

About 2-3 hours from Philim
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.0°C (75°F) and lows of about 11.0°C (52°F) in May.

Chumling (2263 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lokpa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.8°C (75°F) and lows of about 10.8°C (51°F) in May.

Sun May 26 (day 2)

Chhokangparo (3010 m)

About 4 hours from Chumling
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.3°C (67°F) and lows of about 6.3°C (43°F) in May.

Mon May 27 (day 3)

Nile (3361 m)

About 3 hours from Chhokangparo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.2°C (63°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in May.

Mu Gompa (3700 m)

About 1.5 hours from Nile
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about 2.2°C (36°F) in May.

Mu Gompa
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Tue May 28 (day 4)

Nile (3361 m)

About 1 hour from Mu Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.2°C (63°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in May.

Ranchen Gompa (3240 m)

About 1.5 hours from Nile
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.0°C (64°F) and lows of about 5.0°C (41°F) in May.

Ranchen Gompa
Mark Thomsen

Chhokangparo (3010 m)

About 1.5 hours from Ranchen Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.3°C (67°F) and lows of about 6.3°C (43°F) in May.

Wed May 29 (day 5)

Dumje (3200 m)

About 1.5 hours from Chhokangparo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 5.2°C (41°F) in May.

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 22.6°C (73°F) and lows of about 9.6°C (49°F) in May.

Chumling (2263 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.8°C (75°F) and lows of about 10.8°C (51°F) in May.

Lokpa (2240 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ripchet
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.0°C (75°F) and lows of about 11.0°C (52°F) in May.

Thu May 30 (day 6)

Pewa (1870 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lokpa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.2°C (79°F) and lows of about 13.2°C (56°F) in May.

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