Feb 23 - Mar 8, 2018 | Change

Around Manaslu trek (14 days)
Manaslu Region, Nepal

Rating: |

Highlights: Samagaon, Birendra Tal, and Larkya La (Larke Pass)

Difficulty: challenging
Starting at $708 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$30.02 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $131 per person for permits
+ $126 single surcharge for Restricted Area
Purchase of at least 2 permits required.
If someone else joins your trek this fee will be refunded.

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

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Sherpana prices are based on group size. We refund you the difference if more people join your trek.
Currently you have 0 guests trekking with you.
Included Permits
  • MCAP
  • ACAP
  • Manaslu Restricted Area Permit
Porters (optional $20 per day)
+ Porter Insurance $30 per trip

Porters available upon request. You can request a porter at anytime while booking or after booking your trek up to 2 days prior to the trek's departure. Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb) at a rate of $20 per day + $30 per porter per trip for insurance.

Guides do not carry any client's belongings if you want help carrying your personal belongings your must hire a porter or share one with someone else in your group.

This trip has optional side trips. Would you like to see the options?

The Around Manaslu trek is often likened to how the Annapurna circuit used to be. The lodges are rustic, crowds are fewer, and the scenery is wild and rugged. Like the nearby Annapurna circuit, this trek covers a diverse array of landscapes starting in the green, lower hills and climbing past lakes and picturesque villages to the rock and ice covered Larke La (5106 m). From Samagaon there are spectacular side trips to Punggen Gompa an isolated monastery at the foot of Manaslu and Manaslu Basecamp.

Available Side Trips

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Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Fri Feb 23 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Public bus from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $5
Travel time: about 10 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Arughat Bazar (570 m)

Shared vehicle from Arughat Bazar to Soti Khola (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10
Travel time: about 1 hour
Trekking time about 4 hours (13 km)
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Private vehicle from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $200
Travel time: about 6 hours
Whole vehicle, the cost can be split by members of your group.

Soti Khola (730 m)

Lapubeshi (880 m)

About 2.5 hours from Soti Khola

Sat Feb 24 (day 2)

Machhakola (930 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lapubeshi

Tatopani, Kerauja (990 m)

About 2 hours from Machhakola

Sun Feb 25 (day 3)

Dobhan (1070 m)

About 1 hour from Tatopani

Yuru (Yaruphant) (1330 m)

About 1.5 hours from Dobhan

Jagat, Sirdibas (1340 m)

About 1 hour from Yuru

Mon Feb 26 (day 4)

Philim (1590 m)

About 2.5 hours from Jagat

Ekle Bhatti (1600 m)

About 1 hour from Philim

Rating: | 2 reviews
Highlights: Mu Gompa and Ranchen Gompa
Difficulty: moderate
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.

Pewa (1870 m)

About 2 hours from Ekle Bhatti

Bihi Phedi (1985 m)

About 2.5 from Pewa

Tue Feb 27 (day 5)

Bihi (2130 m)

About 30 minutes from Bihi Phedi

Prok (2380 m)

Highlights: Kal Tal
Difficulty: easy
A 3 to 4-hour hike above Pork, Kal Tal is a worthwhile side trip in good weather for its superb mountain views.

Ghap (2660 m)

About 2 hours from Bihi

Namrung (2660 m)

About 2 hours from Ghap

Wed Feb 28 (day 6)

Lihi (2910 m)

About 1 hour from Namrung

Shrip (3040 m)

About 1 hour from Lihi

Lho (3180 m)

About 1.5 hours from Lihi

Thu Mar 1 (day 7)

Shyala (3520 m)

About 1 hour from Lho

Samagaon (3530 m)

About 1.5 hours from Shyala

Highlights: Samagaon and Manaslu Base Camp
Difficulty: strenuous
High above Samagaon, this day hike follows a ridge overlooking the clear blue lake of Birendra Tal with panoramic views across the valley. It’s a strenuous climb that offers rewarding views during the ascent to the basecamp of the world's 8th highest peak. Images from via Manaslu Base Camp Side Trek

Highlights: Samagaon and Punggen Gompa
Difficulty: moderate
This tiny monastery at the foot of Manaslu makes up in location for what it lacks in size. The day trip from Samagaon to Punggen Gompa offers spectacular views of the mountain. Images from via Punggen Gompa Side Trek

Fri Mar 2 (day 8)

Birendra Tal (3460 m)

Samdo (3800 m)

About 2.5 hours from Samagaon

Sat Mar 3 (day 9)

Dharamshala (4460 m)

About 2 hours from Samdo

Sun Mar 4 (day 10)

Larkya La (Larke Pass) (5106 m)

Bhimtang (3720 m)

About 8 hours from Dharamsala

Mon Mar 5 (day 11)

Kharche (1820 m)

About 4 hours from Bhimthang

Gowa (2560 m)

About 5 hours from Bhimtang

Tue Mar 6 (day 12)

Tilche (2300 m)

About 1 hour from Goa

Dharapani (1960 m)

About 1 hour from Tilche

Tal (1700 m)

Wed Mar 7 (day 13)

Chamje (1410 m)

Jagat (1290 m)

Syange (1080 m)

Thu Mar 8 (day 14)
Shared vehicle from Syange to Besi Sahar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10
Travel time: about 3 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Besi Sahar (800 m)

Public bus from Besi Sahar to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10
Travel time: about 7 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created

Or join an existing trek starting around Fri Feb 16, 2018 from Kathmandu:

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Mar 3 - Mar 22, 2018  unconfirmed

This trip has been proposed but will not be confirmed with the guide until a payment has been made.

Around Manaslu via Tsum Valley and via Manaslu Base Camp (20 days)
Manaslu Region, Nepal

Rating: | 5 reviews
Difficulty: strenuous

1 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers

$915 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only

Price drops to $491 if 1 interested trekker joins this trek

Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$27.52 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $170 per person for permits
+ $164 single surcharge for Restricted Area
Purchase of at least 2 permits required. If someone else joins your trek this fee will be refunded.

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Permits
  • MCAP
  • ACAP
  • Tsum Valley
  • Manaslu Restricted Area Permit
Porters (optional $20 per day)
+ Porter Insurance $30 per trip

Porters available upon request. You can request a porter at anytime while booking or after booking your trek up to 2 days prior to the trek's departure. Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb) at a rate of $20 per day + $30 per porter per trip for insurance.

Guides do not carry any client's belongings if you want help carrying your personal belongings your must hire a porter or share one with someone else in your group.

Guide to be Determined
Sherpana will find an experienced guide to lead this trek.

Mar 5 - Mar 25, 2018  confirmed

Around Manaslu via Manaslu Base Camp and via Tsum Valley (21 days)
Manaslu Region, Nepal

Rating: | 5 reviews
Difficulty: strenuous

3 interested and 2 confirmed trekkers

$423 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only

Price drops to $342 if 3 interested trekkers join this trek

Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$11.18 /day per person for guide
+ $10 per person for guide's insurance
+ $178 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Permits
  • MCAP
  • ACAP
  • Tsum Valley
  • Manaslu Restricted Area Permit
Porters (optional $20 per day)
+ Porter Insurance $30 per trip

Porters available upon request. You can request a porter at anytime while booking or after booking your trek up to 2 days prior to the trek's departure. Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb) at a rate of $20 per day + $30 per porter per trip for insurance.

Guides do not carry any client's belongings if you want help carrying your personal belongings your must hire a porter or share one with someone else in your group.

Guide
Languages
English, Sherpa, Nepali, Tibetan, Hindi
Ratings
new on Sherpana

by Hans Wynberg on Jan 21, 2018

Around Manaslu via Tsum Valley and via Punggen Gompa led by Diku Sherpa

by Deborah Van Zyl (South Africa) on Dec 14, 2017

Around Manaslu led by Lhakpa Gyaljen Sherpa

A very rugged trek with some beautiful and varying terrain. Manaslu presents an authentic trekking experience comparable with doing the Annapurna circuit in 2001. We trekked in early December and the trail was fairly quiet. We had good weather with some snow up at the pass. It was very cold - more so than we expected! The people are very friendly with the quality of guesthouses varying according to the size of the town - but with everything you need.It definitely gets more costly as you go up the mountain, especially water costs - even if you are buying boiled water. You probably should budget on slightly more than $25 per person per day if you want extras and not to have to worry about whether you have enough cash on you. The day going over Larke Pass is a long one - Dharamshala before the pass was worse than basic and the price of boiled water was 3 times the price at the last stop - we could not help but feel ripped off! We did not sleep there, opting to go from Samdo in one very long day - if you are physically fit enough, we would say this is definitely the better option and all trekkers we spoke to were motivated to get over the pass to Bhimtang and avoid having to go back to Dharamshala! Overall it is a highly recommended option and we had a fabulous trek.

by Bruce Keleher (Canada) on Nov 21, 2017

Around Manaslu via Tsum Valley led by Nawang Chimi Sherpa

Can be tough before pass where it is cold and bleak. Pass not that hard.

by Hans Wynberg on Jan 21, 2018

Around Manaslu via Tsum Valley and via Punggen Gompa led by Diku Sherpa

by Bruce Keleher (Canada) on Nov 21, 2017

Around Manaslu via Tsum Valley led by Nawang Chimi Sherpa

Glad we added it. Quieter.