Oct 17 - Nov 7, 2019  unconfirmed

This trip has been proposed but will not be confirmed with the guide until a payment has been made.

Around Manaslu via Tsum Valley, via Ganesh Himal Base Camp, via Punggen Gompa, and via Kal Tal (22 days)
Manaslu Region, Nepal

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Difficulty: challenging

Private trek | 2 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers

Around Manaslu via Tsum Valley, via Ganesh Himal Base Camp, via Punggen Gompa, and via Kal Tal
$1,213 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only

Price drops to $549 if 2 interested trekkers join this trek

Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$31.01 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $15 per person for restricted area permit processing
+ $246 per person for permits
+ $15 for private trek surcharge
+ $224 for single surcharge for Restricted Area

( Purchase of at least 2 permits required. If someone else joins your trek this fee will be refunded.)

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
  • 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

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Pieter

With 1 guest: irene (netherlands)
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 Ganesh Himal Base Camp: It's a steep climb to the small nunnery of Gumba Lungdang preached beneath the towering peaks of the Ganesh Himal but well worth the effort for the breathtaking views and serenity of this little visited gompa.

Side trip via Kal Tal: A 3 to 4-hour hike above Pork, Kal Tal is a worthwhile side trip in good weather for its superb mountain views.

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 October

October begins the most popular time to trek, with moderate temperatures, clear skies in the wake of the monsoon, and a low chance of rain and snow. In recent years, the monsoon rains have receded later with weather patterns typically stabilizing in mid-October. While the chance of snow is decreased, there is the possibility of a heavy snowfall at higher elevations. If ill-timed and prolonged, this can make it difficult to cross some passes.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in October. The highest point on the trek is Larkya La (Larke Pass) at 5106 m. During October, expect high temperatures of around 4.8°C (41°F) and lows down to -9.2°C (15°F) at Larkya La (Larke Pass).

Around Manaslu via Tsum Valley, via Ganesh Himal Base Camp, via Punggen Gompa, and via Kal Tal
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(22 days / 21 nights )
created by Pieter

Thu Oct 17 (day 1)

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
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 32.0°C (90°F) and lows of about 18.0°C (64°F) in October.

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 31.0°C (88°F) and lows of about 17.0°C (63°F) in October.

Lapubeshi (880 m)

About 2.5 hours from Soti Khola
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.1°C (86°F) and lows of about 16.1°C (61°F) in October.

Fri Oct 18 (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.

Sat Oct 19 (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.

Sun Oct 20 (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)

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

Ekle Bhatti

Lokpa (2240 m)

About 2-3 hours from Philim
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.0°C (72°F) and lows of about 8.0°C (46°F) in October.

Chumling (2263 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lokpa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.8°C (71°F) and lows of about 7.8°C (46°F) in October.

Mon Oct 21 (day 5)

Chhokangparo (3010 m)

About 4 hours from Chumling
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.3°C (63°F) and lows of about 3.3°C (38°F) in October.

Tue Oct 22 (day 6)

Nile (3361 m)

About 3 hours from Chhokangparo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about 1.2°C (34°F) in October.

Mu Gompa (3700 m)

About 1.5 hours from Nile
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.2°C (56°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in October.

Mu Gompa
Mark Thomsen
Wed Oct 23 (day 7)

Nile (3361 m)

About 1 hour from Mu Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about 1.2°C (34°F) in October.

Ranchen Gompa (3240 m)

About 1.5 hours from Nile
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.0°C (61°F) and lows of about 2.0°C (36°F) in October.

Ranchen Gompa
Mark Thomsen

Chhokangparo (3010 m)

About 1.5 hours from Ranchen Gompa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.3°C (63°F) and lows of about 3.3°C (38°F) in October.

Thu Oct 24 (day 8)

Dumje (3200 m)

About 1.5 hours from Chhokangparo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about 2.2°C (36°F) in October.

Gumba Lungdang (3200 m)

About 3 hours from Dumje
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about 2.2°C (36°F) in October.

Gumba Lungdang
Mark Thomsen
Fri Oct 25 (day 9)

Ganesh Himal Base Camp (4200 m)

To reach base camp you will need to add an extra day at Gumba Lungdang its about a 6-7 hour round trip to base camp in good conditions from Gumba Lungdang.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.2°C (50°F) and lows of about -3.8°C (25°F) in October.

Ganesh Himal Base Camp
Mark Thomsen

Gumba Lungdang (3200 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about 2.2°C (36°F) in October.

Gumba Lungdang
Mark Thomsen

Dumje (3200 m)

About 1.5 hours from Gumba Lungdang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about 2.2°C (36°F) in October.

Ripchet (2468 m)

About 2 hours from Dumje
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.6°C (69°F) and lows of about 6.6°C (44°F) in October.

Chumling (2263 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.8°C (71°F) and lows of about 7.8°C (46°F) in October.

Lokpa (2240 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ripchet
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.0°C (72°F) and lows of about 8.0°C (46°F) in October.

Sat Oct 26 (day 10)

Pewa (1870 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lokpa
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.

Sun Oct 27 (day 11)

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
Mon Oct 28 (day 12)

Kal Tal (3685 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.3°C (56°F) and lows of about -0.7°C (31°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
Tue Oct 29 (day 13)

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
Wed Oct 30 (day 14)

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
Thu Oct 31 (day 15)

Punggen Gompa (3870 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about -1.8°C (29°F) in October.

Punggen Gompa

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
Fri Nov 1 (day 16)

Birendra Tal (3460 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.6°C (53°F) and lows of about -4.4°C (24°F) in November.

Birendra Tal

Samdo (3800 m)

About 2.5 hours from Samagaon
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.6°C (49°F) and lows of about -6.4°C (20°F) in November.

Samdo
Sat Nov 2 (day 17)

Dharamshala (4460 m)

About 2 hours from Samdo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 5.6°C (42°F) and lows of about -10.4°C (13°F) in November.

Dharamshala
Sun Nov 3 (day 18)

Larkya La (Larke Pass) (5106 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 1.8°C (35°F) and lows of about -14.2°C (6°F) in November.

Larkya La (Larke Pass)

Bhimtang (3720 m)

About 8 hours from Dharamsala
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.1°C (50°F) and lows of about -5.9°C (21°F) in November.

Bhimtang
Mon Nov 4 (day 19)

Kharche (2700 m)

About 4 hours from Bhimthang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.2°C (61°F) and lows of about 0.2°C (32°F) in November.

Gowa (2560 m)

About 5 hours from Bhimtang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.0°C (63°F) and lows of about 1.0°C (34°F) in November.

Gowa
Tue Nov 5 (day 20)

Tilche (2300 m)

About 1 hour from Goa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.6°C (65°F) and lows of about 2.6°C (37°F) in November.

Tilche

Dharapani (1960 m)

About 1 hour from Tilche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.6°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.6°C (40°F) in November.

Dharapani

Tal (1700 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.2°C (72°F) and lows of about 6.2°C (43°F) in November.

Tal
Wed Nov 6 (day 21)

Chamje (1410 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.9°C (75°F) and lows of about 7.9°C (46°F) in November.

Chamje

Jagat (1290 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.7°C (76°F) and lows of about 8.7°C (48°F) in November.

Syange (1080 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.9°C (79°F) and lows of about 9.9°C (50°F) in November.

Syange
Thu Nov 7 (day 22)
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 27.6°C (82°F) and lows of about 11.6°C (53°F) in November.

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 24.4°C (76°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in November.

Kathmandu