Sep 30 - Oct 14, 2018  confirmed

Around Manaslu via Manaslu Base Camp (15 days)
Manaslu Region, Nepal

Rating: | 7 reviews
Difficulty: strenuous

Private trek | 2 confirmed trekkers

Around Manaslu via Manaslu Base Camp
$390 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
+ $15 per person for restricted area permit processing
+ $176 per person for permits
+ $15 for private trek surcharge

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Services
  • Permits ACAP, MCAP, and Manaslu Restricted Area Permit
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • Restricted Area Permit Processing
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
Pasang
Languages
English, Nepali, Sherpa, and Hindi
Ratings
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Currently 2 Trekkers
2 confirmed trekkers
confirmed

Terry (Australia)

With 1 guest: Alon (Australia)

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.

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‘Fall Season’ historically the monsoon would end in mid-September, however in recent years the monsoon has officially withdrawn in early October.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 Manaslu Base Camp
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(15 days / 14 nights )
created by Terry (Australia)

Sun Sep 30 (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)

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 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.

Mon Oct 1 (day 2)

Machhakola (930 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lapubeshi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.8°C (86°F) and lows of about 15.8°C (60°F) in October.

Tatopani, Kerauja (990 m)

About 2 hours from Machhakola
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.5°C (85°F) and lows of about 15.5°C (60°F) in October.

Tue Oct 2 (day 3)

Dobhan (1070 m)

About 1 hour from Tatopani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.0°C (84°F) and lows of about 15.0°C (59°F) in October.

Yuru (Yaruphant) (1330 m)

About 1.5 hours from Dobhan
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in October.

Jagat, Sirdibas (1340 m)

About 1 hour from Yuru
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in October.

Wed Oct 3 (day 4)

Philim (1590 m)

About 2.5 hours from Jagat
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.9°C (79°F) and lows of about 11.9°C (53°F) in October.

Ekle Bhatti (1600 m)

About 1 hour from Philim
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.8°C (78°F) and lows of about 11.8°C (53°F) in October.

Ekle Bhatti

Pewa (1870 m)

About 2 hours from Ekle Bhatti
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.2°C (76°F) and lows of about 10.2°C (50°F) in October.

Bihi Phedi (1985 m)

About 2.5 from Pewa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.5°C (74°F) and lows of about 9.5°C (49°F) in October.

Thu Oct 4 (day 5)

Bihi (2130 m)

About 30 minutes from Bihi Phedi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.6°C (73°F) and lows of about 8.6°C (47°F) in October.

Prok (2380 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.1°C (70°F) and lows of about 7.1°C (45°F) in October.

Prok

Ghap (2660 m)

About 2 hours from Bihi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 5.4°C (42°F) in October.

Namrung (2660 m)

About 2 hours from Ghap
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 5.4°C (42°F) in October.

Namrung
Fri Oct 5 (day 6)

Lihi (2910 m)

About 1 hour from Namrung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.9°C (64°F) and lows of about 3.9°C (39°F) in October.

Lihi

Shrip (3040 m)

About 1 hour from Lihi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.2°C (63°F) and lows of about 3.2°C (38°F) in October.

Lho (3180 m)

About 1.5 hours from Lihi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.3°C (61°F) and lows of about 2.3°C (36°F) in October.

Lho
Sat Oct 6 (day 7)

Shyala (3520 m)

About 1 hour from Lho
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.3°C (58°F) and lows of about 0.3°C (33°F) in October.

Samagaon (3530 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.2°C (58°F) and lows of about 0.2°C (32°F) in October.

Samagaon
Sun Oct 7 (day 8)

Manaslu Base Camp (4500 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.4°C (47°F) and lows of about -5.6°C (22°F) in October.

Manaslu Base Camp

Samagaon (3530 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.2°C (58°F) and lows of about 0.2°C (32°F) in October.

Samagaon
Mon Oct 8 (day 9)

Birendra Tal (3460 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.6°C (58°F) and lows of about 0.6°C (33°F) in October.

Birendra Tal

Samdo (3800 m)

About 2.5 hours from Samagaon
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.6°C (55°F) and lows of about -1.4°C (29°F) in October.

Samdo
Tue Oct 9 (day 10)

Dharamshala (4460 m)

About 2 hours from Samdo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.6°C (47°F) and lows of about -5.4°C (22°F) in October.

Dharamshala
Wed Oct 10 (day 11)

Larkya La (Larke Pass) (5106 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 4.8°C (41°F) and lows of about -9.2°C (15°F) in October.

Larkya La (Larke Pass)

Bhimtang (3720 m)

About 8 hours from Dharamsala
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.1°C (56°F) and lows of about -0.9°C (30°F) in October.

Bhimtang
Thu Oct 11 (day 12)

Kharche (2700 m)

About 4 hours from Bhimthang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 5.2°C (41°F) in October.

Gowa (2560 m)

About 5 hours from Bhimtang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.0°C (68°F) and lows of about 6.0°C (43°F) in October.

Gowa
Fri Oct 12 (day 13)

Tilche (2300 m)

About 1 hour from Goa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.6°C (71°F) and lows of about 7.6°C (46°F) in October.

Tilche

Dharapani (1960 m)

About 1 hour from Tilche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.6°C (74°F) and lows of about 9.6°C (49°F) in October.

Dharapani

Tal (1700 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.2°C (77°F) and lows of about 11.2°C (52°F) in October.

Tal
Sat Oct 13 (day 14)

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
Sun Oct 14 (day 15)
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