Dec 13 - Dec 18, 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 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.

via Tsum Valley Side trek
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Thu Dec 13 (day 1)

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 2-3 hours from Philim
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.

Fri Dec 14 (day 2)

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.

Sat Dec 15 (day 3)

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
Sun Dec 16 (day 4)

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

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.

Mon Dec 17 (day 5)

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.

Chumling (2263 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.8°C (59°F) and lows of about -1.2°C (30°F) in December.

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.

Tue Dec 18 (day 6)

Pewa (1870 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lokpa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.2°C (63°F) and lows of about 1.2°C (34°F) in December.

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