Sep 12 - Oct 2, 2018  confirmed

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

Rating: | 10 reviews
Difficulty: strenuous

Private trek | 2 confirmed trekkers

$494 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$11.59 /day per person for guide
+ $10 per person for guide's insurance
+ $230 per person for permits
+ $10 for private trek surcharge

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, Sherpa, and a little German
Ratings
great

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Currently 2 Trekkers
2 confirmed trekkers
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Morten (Sweden)

With 1 guest: Thomas (Sweden)
Hired 1 porter

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 Punggen Gompa: 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.

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 )
created by Morten (Sweden)

Wed Sep 12 (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

Thu Sep 13 (day 2)

Machhakola (930 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lapubeshi

Tatopani, Kerauja (990 m)

About 2 hours from Machhakola

Fri Sep 14 (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

Sat Sep 15 (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

Sun Sep 16 (day 5)

Chhokangparo (3010 m)

About 4 hours from Chumling

Mon Sep 17 (day 6)

Nile (3361 m)

About 3 hours from Chhokangparo

Mu Gompa (3700 m)

About 1.5 hours from Nile

Mark Thomsen
Tue Sep 18 (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

Wed Sep 19 (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

Thu Sep 20 (day 9)

Pewa (1870 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lokpa

Bihi Phedi (1985 m)

About 2.5 from Pewa

Fri Sep 21 (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

Sat Sep 22 (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

Sun Sep 23 (day 12)

Shyala (3520 m)

About 1 hour from Lho

Samagaon (3530 m)

Mon Sep 24 (day 13)

Punggen Gompa (3870 m)

Samagaon (3530 m)

Tue Sep 25 (day 14)

Manaslu Base Camp (4500 m)

Samagaon (3530 m)

Wed Sep 26 (day 15)

Birendra Tal (3460 m)

Samdo (3800 m)

About 2.5 hours from Samagaon

Thu Sep 27 (day 16)

Dharamshala (4460 m)

About 2 hours from Samdo

Fri Sep 28 (day 17)

Larkya La (Larke Pass) (5106 m)

Bhimtang (3720 m)

About 8 hours from Dharamsala

Sat Sep 29 (day 18)

Kharche (1820 m)

About 4 hours from Bhimthang

Gowa (2560 m)

About 5 hours from Bhimtang

Sun Sep 30 (day 19)

Tilche (2300 m)

About 1 hour from Goa

Dharapani (1960 m)

About 1 hour from Tilche

Tal (1700 m)

Mon Oct 1 (day 20)

Chamje (1410 m)

Jagat (1290 m)

Syange (1080 m)

Tue Oct 2 (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)