Nov 12 - Nov 27, 2019  confirmed

Around Manaslu via Kal Tal and via Punggen Gompa (16 days)
Manaslu Region, Nepal

Rating: | 13 reviews
Difficulty: challenging

Private trek | 2 confirmed trekkers

Around Manaslu via Kal Tal and via Punggen Gompa
$519 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$11.92 /day per person for guide
+ $10 per person for guide's insurance
+ $15 per person for restricted area permit processing
+ $17.33 per person for vat tax
+ $270 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
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
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
    + $2.21 per day per porter for vat tax (porter)

Guide
Ngawang Tenzin (Chhering)
Languages
English, Hindi, Tibetan, and Nepali
Ratings
great

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Currently 2 Trekkers
2 confirmed trekkers
confirmed

Michael (Australia)

With 1 guest: Nathan (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 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.

Weather Conditions in November

Early November, along with late October, are the most popular times to trek in Nepal. Temperatures get cooler in November, but the skies get clearer and the chance of rain or snow interrupting your trek gets lower. At high altitudes, trekkers are rewarded with good views throughout the day.

At a glance
On average there are 1 day with precipitation in November. The highest point on the trek is Larkya La (Larke Pass) at 5106 m. During November, expect high temperatures of around 1.8°C (35°F) and lows down to -14.2°C (6°F) at Larkya La (Larke Pass).

Around Manaslu via Kal Tal and via Punggen Gompa
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(16 days / 15 nights )
created by Michael (Australia)

Tue Nov 12 (day 1)

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
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 29.0°C (84°F) and lows of about 13.0°C (55°F) in November.

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 28.0°C (82°F) and lows of about 12.0°C (54°F) in November.

Lapubeshi (880 m)

About 2.5 hours from Soti Khola
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.1°C (81°F) and lows of about 11.1°C (52°F) in November.

Wed Nov 13 (day 2)

Machhakola (930 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lapubeshi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.8°C (80°F) and lows of about 10.8°C (51°F) in November.

Tatopani, Kerauja (990 m)

About 2 hours from Machhakola
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.5°C (80°F) and lows of about 10.5°C (51°F) in November.

Thu Nov 14 (day 3)

Dobhan (1070 m)

About 1 hour from Tatopani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.0°C (79°F) and lows of about 10.0°C (50°F) in November.

Yuru (Yaruphant) (1330 m)

About 1.5 hours from Dobhan
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.4°C (76°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in November.

Jagat, Sirdibas (1340 m)

About 1 hour from Yuru
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.4°C (76°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in November.

Fri Nov 15 (day 4)

Philim (1590 m)

About 2.5 hours from Jagat
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.9°C (73°F) and lows of about 6.9°C (44°F) in November.

Ekle Bhatti (1600 m)

About 1 hour from Philim
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.8°C (73°F) and lows of about 6.8°C (44°F) in November.

Ekle Bhatti

Pewa (1870 m)

About 2 hours from Ekle Bhatti
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.2°C (70°F) and lows of about 5.2°C (41°F) in November.

Bihi Phedi (1985 m)

About 2.5 from Pewa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.5°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.5°C (40°F) in November.

Sat Nov 16 (day 5)

Bihi (2130 m)

About 30 minutes from Bihi Phedi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.6°C (67°F) and lows of about 3.6°C (38°F) in November.

Prok (2380 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.1°C (65°F) and lows of about 2.1°C (36°F) in November.

Prok
Sun Nov 17 (day 6)

Kal Tal (3685 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.3°C (51°F) and lows of about -5.7°C (22°F) in November.

Prok (2380 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.1°C (65°F) and lows of about 2.1°C (36°F) in November.

Prok

Ghap (2660 m)

About 2 hours from Bihi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.4°C (62°F) and lows of about 0.4°C (33°F) in November.

Namrung (2660 m)

About 2 hours from Ghap
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.4°C (62°F) and lows of about 0.4°C (33°F) in November.

Namrung
Mon Nov 18 (day 7)

Lihi (2910 m)

About 1 hour from Namrung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.9°C (59°F) and lows of about -1.1°C (30°F) in November.

Lihi

Shrip (3040 m)

About 1 hour from Lihi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.2°C (58°F) and lows of about -1.8°C (29°F) in November.

Lho (3180 m)

About 1.5 hours from Lihi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.3°C (56°F) and lows of about -2.7°C (27°F) in November.

Lho
Tue Nov 19 (day 8)

Shyala (3520 m)

About 1 hour from Lho
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.3°C (52°F) and lows of about -4.7°C (24°F) in November.

Samagaon (3530 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.2°C (52°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in November.

Samagaon
Wed Nov 20 (day 9)

Punggen Gompa (3870 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.2°C (49°F) and lows of about -6.8°C (20°F) in November.

Punggen Gompa

Samagaon (3530 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.2°C (52°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in November.

Samagaon
Thu Nov 21 (day 10)

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
Fri Nov 22 (day 11)

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
Sat Nov 23 (day 12)

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
Sun Nov 24 (day 13)

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
Mon Nov 25 (day 14)

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
Tue Nov 26 (day 15)

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
Wed Nov 27 (day 16)
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