Sep 12 - Oct 2, 2018  confirmed

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

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Difficulty: strenuous

Private trek | 2 confirmed trekkers

Around Manaslu via Tsum Valley, via Manaslu Base Camp, and via Punggen Gompa
$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
Optional Services (Porter)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance

Guide
Phurwa
Languages
English, Nepali, Sherpa, and a little German
Ratings
great

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Currently 2 Trekkers
2 confirmed trekkers
confirmed

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.

Weather Conditions in September

Mid-September marks the start of the ‘Fall Season’ historically the monsoon would end in mid-September, however in recent years the monsoon has officially withdrawn in early October. While there is a good chance of precipitation, clear skies and lush, rice paddy terraced hills are your spectacular when it is not raining. The chance of rain decreases as the month progresses. The end of the monsoon means there is still a chance of the occasional heavy snowfall at high altitudes. Furthermore, high passes can have a lot of snow that has accumulated over the monsoon.

At a glance
On average there are 15 days with precipitation in September. The highest point on the trek is Larkya La (Larke Pass) at 5106 m. During September, expect high temperatures of around 5.8°C (42°F) and lows down to -4.2°C (24°F) at Larkya La (Larke Pass).

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

Itinerary
(21 days / 20 nights )
created by Morten (Sweden)

Wed Sep 12 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 18.4°C (65°F) in September.

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 33.0°C (91°F) and lows of about 23.0°C (73°F) in September.

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)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 32.0°C (90°F) and lows of about 22.0°C (72°F) in September.

Lapubeshi (880 m)

About 2.5 hours from Soti Khola
Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.1°C (88°F) and lows of about 21.1°C (70°F) in September.

Thu Sep 13 (day 2)

Machhakola (930 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lapubeshi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.8°C (87°F) and lows of about 20.8°C (69°F) in September.

Tatopani, Kerauja (990 m)

About 2 hours from Machhakola
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.5°C (87°F) and lows of about 20.5°C (69°F) in September.

Fri Sep 14 (day 3)

Dobhan (1070 m)

About 1 hour from Tatopani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.0°C (86°F) and lows of about 20.0°C (68°F) in September.

Yuru (Yaruphant) (1330 m)

About 1.5 hours from Dobhan
Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 18.4°C (65°F) in September.

Jagat, Sirdibas (1340 m)

About 1 hour from Yuru
Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 18.4°C (65°F) in September.

Sat Sep 15 (day 4)

Philim (1590 m)

About 2.5 hours from Jagat
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.9°C (80°F) and lows of about 16.9°C (62°F) in September.

Ekle Bhatti (1600 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.8°C (80°F) and lows of about 16.8°C (62°F) in September.

Ekle Bhatti

Lokpa (2240 m)

About 2-3 hours from Philim
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.0°C (73°F) and lows of about 13.0°C (55°F) in September.

Chumling (2263 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lokpa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.8°C (73°F) and lows of about 12.8°C (55°F) in September.

Sun Sep 16 (day 5)

Chhokangparo (3010 m)

About 4 hours from Chumling
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.3°C (65°F) and lows of about 8.3°C (47°F) in September.

Mon Sep 17 (day 6)

Nile (3361 m)

About 3 hours from Chhokangparo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about 6.2°C (43°F) in September.

Mu Gompa (3700 m)

About 1.5 hours from Nile
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.2°C (58°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in September.

Mu Gompa
Mark Thomsen
Tue Sep 18 (day 7)

Nile (3361 m)

About 1 hour from Mu Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about 6.2°C (43°F) in September.

Ranchen Gompa (3240 m)

About 1.5 hours from Nile
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.0°C (63°F) and lows of about 7.0°C (45°F) in September.

Ranchen Gompa
Mark Thomsen

Chhokangparo (3010 m)

About 1.5 hours from Ranchen Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.3°C (65°F) and lows of about 8.3°C (47°F) in September.

Wed Sep 19 (day 8)

Dumje (3200 m)

About 1.5 hours from Chhokangparo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.2°C (63°F) and lows of about 7.2°C (45°F) in September.

Ripchet (2468 m)

About 2 hours from Dumje
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.6°C (71°F) and lows of about 11.6°C (53°F) in September.

Chumling (2263 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.8°C (73°F) and lows of about 12.8°C (55°F) in September.

Lokpa (2240 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ripchet
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.0°C (73°F) and lows of about 13.0°C (55°F) in September.

Thu Sep 20 (day 9)

Pewa (1870 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lokpa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.2°C (77°F) and lows of about 15.2°C (59°F) in September.

Bihi Phedi (1985 m)

About 2.5 from Pewa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.5°C (76°F) and lows of about 14.5°C (58°F) in September.

Fri Sep 21 (day 10)

Bihi (2130 m)

About 30 minutes from Bihi Phedi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.6°C (74°F) and lows of about 13.6°C (56°F) in September.

Prok (2380 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.1°C (72°F) and lows of about 12.1°C (54°F) in September.

Prok

Ghap (2660 m)

About 2 hours from Bihi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 10.4°C (51°F) in September.

Namrung (2660 m)

About 2 hours from Ghap
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 10.4°C (51°F) in September.

Namrung
Sat Sep 22 (day 11)

Lihi (2910 m)

About 1 hour from Namrung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.9°C (66°F) and lows of about 8.9°C (48°F) in September.

Lihi

Shrip (3040 m)

About 1 hour from Lihi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 8.2°C (47°F) in September.

Lho (3180 m)

About 1.5 hours from Lihi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.3°C (63°F) and lows of about 7.3°C (45°F) in September.

Lho
Sun Sep 23 (day 12)

Shyala (3520 m)

About 1 hour from Lho
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.3°C (60°F) and lows of about 5.3°C (42°F) in September.

Samagaon (3530 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about 5.2°C (41°F) in September.

Samagaon
Mon Sep 24 (day 13)

Punggen Gompa (3870 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.2°C (56°F) and lows of about 3.2°C (38°F) in September.

Punggen Gompa

Samagaon (3530 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about 5.2°C (41°F) in September.

Samagaon
Tue Sep 25 (day 14)

Manaslu Base Camp (4500 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.4°C (49°F) and lows of about -0.6°C (31°F) in September.

Manaslu Base Camp

Samagaon (3530 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about 5.2°C (41°F) in September.

Samagaon
Wed Sep 26 (day 15)

Birendra Tal (3460 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.6°C (60°F) and lows of about 5.6°C (42°F) in September.

Birendra Tal

Samdo (3800 m)

About 2.5 hours from Samagaon
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.6°C (56°F) and lows of about 3.6°C (38°F) in September.

Samdo
Thu Sep 27 (day 16)

Dharamshala (4460 m)

About 2 hours from Samdo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.6°C (49°F) and lows of about -0.4°C (31°F) in September.

Dharamshala
Fri Sep 28 (day 17)

Larkya La (Larke Pass) (5106 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.8°C (42°F) and lows of about -4.2°C (24°F) in September.

Larkya La (Larke Pass)

Bhimtang (3720 m)

About 8 hours from Dharamsala
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.1°C (57°F) and lows of about 4.1°C (39°F) in September.

Bhimtang
Sat Sep 29 (day 18)

Kharche (2700 m)

About 4 hours from Bhimthang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 10.2°C (50°F) in September.

Gowa (2560 m)

About 5 hours from Bhimtang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.0°C (70°F) and lows of about 11.0°C (52°F) in September.

Gowa
Sun Sep 30 (day 19)

Tilche (2300 m)

About 1 hour from Goa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.6°C (73°F) and lows of about 12.6°C (55°F) in September.

Tilche

Dharapani (1960 m)

About 1 hour from Tilche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.6°C (76°F) and lows of about 14.6°C (58°F) in September.

Dharapani

Tal (1700 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.2°C (79°F) and lows of about 16.2°C (61°F) in September.

Tal
Mon Oct 1 (day 20)

Chamje (1410 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.9°C (80°F) and lows of about 12.9°C (55°F) in October.

Chamje

Jagat (1290 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.7°C (82°F) and lows of about 13.7°C (57°F) in October.

Syange (1080 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.9°C (84°F) and lows of about 14.9°C (59°F) in October.

Syange
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)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.6°C (87°F) and lows of about 16.6°C (62°F) in October.

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 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in October.

Kathmandu