Feb 19 - Feb 24, 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 February

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February has a slightly higher chance of precipitation than January and a slight increase in the chance of clouds, but in general it is typically a very dry month. While there is little rain, skies in the hills and valleys further from the high mountains can be hazy from dust and pollution. At high altitudes, temperatures can drop to well below freezing. Even during the day, temperatures may not rise much above freezing, if at all, and the snow that does fall doesn’t melt and can become hard and icy. This can make crossing high passes more difficult. During this season it may be wise to bring crampons or at a minimum a good trekking pole.

At a glance
On average there are 3 days with precipitation in February. The highest point on the trek is Mu Gompa at 3700 m. During February, expect high temperatures of around 7.2°C (45°F) and lows down to -9.8°C (14°F) at Mu Gompa.

via Tsum Valley Side trek
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Tue Feb 19 (day 1)

Ekle Bhatti (1600 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.8°C (68°F) and lows of about 2.8°C (37°F) in February.

Ekle Bhatti

Lokpa (2240 m)

About 2-3 hours from Philim
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.0°C (61°F) and lows of about -1.0°C (30°F) in February.

Chumling (2263 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lokpa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about -1.2°C (30°F) in February.

Wed Feb 20 (day 2)

Chhokangparo (3010 m)

About 4 hours from Chumling
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.3°C (52°F) and lows of about -5.7°C (22°F) in February.

Thu Feb 21 (day 3)

Nile (3361 m)

About 3 hours from Chhokangparo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.2°C (49°F) and lows of about -7.8°C (18°F) in February.

Mu Gompa (3700 m)

About 1.5 hours from Nile
Expect typical high termperatures of about 7.2°C (45°F) and lows of about -9.8°C (14°F) in February.

Mu Gompa
Mark Thomsen
Fri Feb 22 (day 4)

Nile (3361 m)

About 1 hour from Mu Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.2°C (49°F) and lows of about -7.8°C (18°F) in February.

Ranchen Gompa (3240 m)

About 1.5 hours from Nile
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.0°C (50°F) and lows of about -7.0°C (19°F) in February.

Ranchen Gompa
Mark Thomsen

Chhokangparo (3010 m)

About 1.5 hours from Ranchen Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.3°C (52°F) and lows of about -5.7°C (22°F) in February.

Sat Feb 23 (day 5)

Dumje (3200 m)

About 1.5 hours from Chhokangparo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.2°C (50°F) and lows of about -6.8°C (20°F) in February.

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 14.6°C (58°F) and lows of about -2.4°C (28°F) in February.

Chumling (2263 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.8°C (60°F) and lows of about -1.2°C (30°F) in February.

Lokpa (2240 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ripchet
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.0°C (61°F) and lows of about -1.0°C (30°F) in February.

Sun Feb 24 (day 6)

Pewa (1870 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lokpa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 1.2°C (34°F) in February.

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