Mar 5 - Mar 25, 2018  confirmed

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

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Difficulty: strenuous

Public trek | 3 confirmed trekkers

Around Manaslu via Manaslu Base Camp and via Tsum Valley
$373 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$8.89 /day per person for guide
+ $7.50 per person for guide's insurance
+ $178 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Services
  • Permits ACAP, MCAP, Tsum Valley, and Manaslu Restricted Area Permit
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
Guide
Pasang
Languages
English, Nepali, Bhote (similar to Tibetan), Sherpa, and Hindi
Ratings
very good
Currently 3 Trekkers
3 confirmed trekkers
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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.

Side trip via Manaslu Base Camp: 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.

Side trip 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 March

March is the start of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures begin to rise from their winter lows. By the end of March, temperatures are significantly warmer at lower elevations and hot air from the valleys tend to create clouds in the mountains during the afternoons. Mornings are generally clear, with the clearest weather coming just after sunrise. At high altitudes, while generally warmer than the previous months snow is still possible, and heavy snow storms in March are not unheard of. Mornings and nights are still cold.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in March. The highest point on the trek is Larkya La (Larke Pass) at 5106 m. During March, expect high temperatures of around 2.8°C (37°F) and lows down to -14.2°C (6°F) at Larkya La (Larke Pass).

Around Manaslu via Manaslu Base Camp and via Tsum Valley
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(21 days / 20 nights )
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Mon Mar 5 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in March.

Kathmandu
Public bus from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $5.00
Travel time: about 10 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Arughat Bazar (570 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.0°C (86°F) and lows of about 13.0°C (55°F) in March.

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

Estimated cost: $10.00
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: $200.00
Travel time: about 6 hours
Whole vehicle, the cost can be split by members of your group.

Soti Khola (730 m)

From May through early October it is sometimes not possible to reach Soti Khola by road due to landslides caused by rains. In that case you may have to start walking at an earlier point and the trek may take an extra day or two so make sure you plan accordingly, and pay your guide and porter for any extra days they work beyond the time you booked.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.0°C (84°F) and lows of about 12.0°C (54°F) in March.

Lapubeshi (880 m)

About 2.5 hours from Soti Khola
Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.1°C (83°F) and lows of about 11.1°C (52°F) in March.

Tue Mar 6 (day 2)

Machhakola (930 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lapubeshi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.8°C (82°F) and lows of about 10.8°C (51°F) in March.

Tatopani, Kerauja (990 m)

About 2 hours from Machhakola
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.5°C (82°F) and lows of about 10.5°C (51°F) in March.

Wed Mar 7 (day 3)

Dobhan (1070 m)

About 1 hour from Tatopani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.0°C (81°F) and lows of about 10.0°C (50°F) in March.

Yuru (Yaruphant) (1330 m)

About 1.5 hours from Dobhan
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in March.

Jagat, Sirdibas (1340 m)

About 1 hour from Yuru
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in March.

Thu Mar 8 (day 4)

Philim (1590 m)

About 2.5 hours from Jagat
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.9°C (75°F) and lows of about 6.9°C (44°F) in March.

Ekle Bhatti (1600 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.8°C (75°F) and lows of about 6.8°C (44°F) in March.

Ekle Bhatti

Lokpa (2240 m)

About 2-3 hours from Philim
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.0°C (68°F) and lows of about 3.0°C (37°F) in March.

Chumling (2263 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lokpa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.8°C (68°F) and lows of about 2.8°C (37°F) in March.

Fri Mar 9 (day 5)

Chhokangparo (3010 m)

About 4 hours from Chumling
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.3°C (60°F) and lows of about -1.7°C (29°F) in March.

Sat Mar 10 (day 6)

Nile (3361 m)

About 3 hours from Chhokangparo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.2°C (56°F) and lows of about -3.8°C (25°F) in March.

Mu Gompa (3700 m)

About 1.5 hours from Nile
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.2°C (52°F) and lows of about -5.8°C (22°F) in March.

Mu Gompa
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Sun Mar 11 (day 7)

Nile (3361 m)

About 1 hour from Mu Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.2°C (56°F) and lows of about -3.8°C (25°F) in March.

Ranchen Gompa (3240 m)

About 1.5 hours from Nile
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.0°C (57°F) and lows of about -3.0°C (27°F) in March.

Ranchen Gompa
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Chhokangparo (3010 m)

About 1.5 hours from Ranchen Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.3°C (60°F) and lows of about -1.7°C (29°F) in March.

Mon Mar 12 (day 8)

Dumje (3200 m)

About 1.5 hours from Chhokangparo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.2°C (58°F) and lows of about -2.8°C (27°F) in March.

Ripchet (2468 m)

About 2 hours from Dumje
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.6°C (65°F) and lows of about 1.6°C (35°F) in March.

Chumling (2263 m)

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

Lokpa (2240 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ripchet
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.0°C (68°F) and lows of about 3.0°C (37°F) in March.

Tue Mar 13 (day 9)

Pewa (1870 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lokpa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.2°C (72°F) and lows of about 5.2°C (41°F) in March.

Bihi Phedi (1985 m)

About 2.5 from Pewa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.5°C (71°F) and lows of about 4.5°C (40°F) in March.

Wed Mar 14 (day 10)

Bihi (2130 m)

About 30 minutes from Bihi Phedi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.6°C (69°F) and lows of about 3.6°C (38°F) in March.

Prok (2380 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.1°C (66°F) and lows of about 2.1°C (36°F) in March.

Prok

Ghap (2660 m)

About 2 hours from Bihi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.4°C (63°F) and lows of about 0.4°C (33°F) in March.

Namrung (2660 m)

About 2 hours from Ghap
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.4°C (63°F) and lows of about 0.4°C (33°F) in March.

Namrung
Thu Mar 15 (day 11)

Lihi (2910 m)

About 1 hour from Namrung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.9°C (61°F) and lows of about -1.1°C (30°F) in March.

Lihi

Shrip (3040 m)

About 1 hour from Lihi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about -1.8°C (29°F) in March.

Lho (3180 m)

About 1.5 hours from Lihi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.3°C (58°F) and lows of about -2.7°C (27°F) in March.

Lho
Fri Mar 16 (day 12)

Shyala (3520 m)

About 1 hour from Lho
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.3°C (54°F) and lows of about -4.7°C (24°F) in March.

Samagaon (3530 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in March.

Samagaon
Sat Mar 17 (day 13)

Manaslu Base Camp (4500 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.4°C (44°F) and lows of about -10.6°C (13°F) in March.

Manaslu Base Camp

Samagaon (3530 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in March.

Samagaon
Sun Mar 18 (day 14)

Birendra Tal (3460 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.6°C (55°F) and lows of about -4.4°C (24°F) in March.

Birendra Tal

Samdo (3800 m)

About 2.5 hours from Samagaon
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.6°C (51°F) and lows of about -6.4°C (20°F) in March.

Samdo
Mon Mar 19 (day 15)

Dharamshala (4460 m)

About 2 hours from Samdo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.6°C (44°F) and lows of about -10.4°C (13°F) in March.

Dharamshala
Tue Mar 20 (day 16)

Dharamshala (4460 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.6°C (44°F) and lows of about -10.4°C (13°F) in March.

Wed Mar 21 (day 17)

Larkya La (Larke Pass) (5106 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.8°C (37°F) and lows of about -14.2°C (6°F) in March.

Larkya La (Larke Pass)

Bhimtang (3720 m)

About 8 hours from Dharamsala
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.1°C (52°F) and lows of about -5.9°C (21°F) in March.

Bhimtang
Thu Mar 22 (day 18)

Kharche (2700 m)

About 4 hours from Bhimthang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.2°C (63°F) and lows of about 0.2°C (32°F) in March.

Gowa (2560 m)

About 5 hours from Bhimtang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.0°C (64°F) and lows of about 1.0°C (34°F) in March.

Gowa
Fri Mar 23 (day 19)

Tilche (2300 m)

About 1 hour from Goa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.6°C (67°F) and lows of about 2.6°C (37°F) in March.

Tilche

Dharapani (1960 m)

About 1 hour from Tilche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.6°C (71°F) and lows of about 4.6°C (40°F) in March.

Dharapani

Tal (1700 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.2°C (74°F) and lows of about 6.2°C (43°F) in March.

Tal
Sat Mar 24 (day 20)

Chamje (1410 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.9°C (77°F) and lows of about 7.9°C (46°F) in March.

Chamje

Jagat (1290 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.7°C (78°F) and lows of about 8.7°C (48°F) in March.

Syange (1080 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.9°C (80°F) and lows of about 9.9°C (50°F) in March.

Syange
Sun Mar 25 (day 21)
Shared vehicle from Syange to Besi Sahar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10.00
Travel time: about 3 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Besi Sahar (800 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.6°C (83°F) and lows of about 11.6°C (53°F) in March.

Public bus from Besi Sahar to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10.00
Travel time: about 7 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in March.

Kathmandu