Mar 5 - Mar 25, 2018  confirmed

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

Rating: | 10 reviews
Difficulty: strenuous

3 confirmed trekkers

$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
Languages
English, Nepali, Bhote (similar to Tibetan), Sherpa, and Hindi
Ratings
very good
Currently 3 Trekkers
3 confirmed trekkers
confirmed

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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.

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

Kathmandu (1337 m)

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)

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)

Lapubeshi (880 m)

About 2.5 hours from Soti Khola

Tue Mar 6 (day 2)

Machhakola (930 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lapubeshi

Tatopani, Kerauja (990 m)

About 2 hours from Machhakola

Wed Mar 7 (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

Thu Mar 8 (day 4)

Philim (1590 m)

About 2.5 hours from Jagat

Ekle Bhatti (1600 m)

Lokpa (2240 m)

About 2-3 hours from Philim

Chumling (2263 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lokpa

Fri Mar 9 (day 5)

Chhokangparo (3010 m)

About 4 hours from Chumling

Sat Mar 10 (day 6)

Nile (3361 m)

About 3 hours from Chhokangparo

Mu Gompa (3700 m)

About 1.5 hours from Nile

Mark Thomsen
Sun Mar 11 (day 7)

Nile (3361 m)

About 1 hour from Mu Gompa

Ranchen Gompa (3240 m)

About 1.5 hours from Nile

Mark Thomsen

Chhokangparo (3010 m)

About 1.5 hours from Ranchen Gompa

Mon Mar 12 (day 8)

Dumje (3200 m)

About 1.5 hours from Chhokangparo

Ripchet (2468 m)

About 2 hours from Dumje

Chumling (2263 m)

Lokpa (2240 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ripchet

Tue Mar 13 (day 9)

Pewa (1870 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lokpa

Bihi Phedi (1985 m)

About 2.5 from Pewa

Wed Mar 14 (day 10)

Bihi (2130 m)

About 30 minutes from Bihi Phedi

Prok (2380 m)

Ghap (2660 m)

About 2 hours from Bihi

Namrung (2660 m)

About 2 hours from Ghap

Thu Mar 15 (day 11)

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

Fri Mar 16 (day 12)

Shyala (3520 m)

About 1 hour from Lho

Samagaon (3530 m)

Sat Mar 17 (day 13)

Manaslu Base Camp (4500 m)

Samagaon (3530 m)

Sun Mar 18 (day 14)

Birendra Tal (3460 m)

Samdo (3800 m)

About 2.5 hours from Samagaon

Mon Mar 19 (day 15)

Dharamshala (4460 m)

About 2 hours from Samdo

Tue Mar 20 (day 16)

Dharamshala (4460 m)

Wed Mar 21 (day 17)

Larkya La (Larke Pass) (5106 m)

Bhimtang (3720 m)

About 8 hours from Dharamsala

Thu Mar 22 (day 18)

Kharche (1820 m)

About 4 hours from Bhimthang

Gowa (2560 m)

About 5 hours from Bhimtang

Fri Mar 23 (day 19)

Tilche (2300 m)

About 1 hour from Goa

Dharapani (1960 m)

About 1 hour from Tilche

Tal (1700 m)

Sat Mar 24 (day 20)

Chamje (1410 m)

Jagat (1290 m)

Syange (1080 m)

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)

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)