Oct 22 - Nov 9, 2019  confirmed

Around Manaslu via Tsum Valley (19 days)
Manaslu Region, Nepal

Rating: | 17 reviews
Difficulty: challenging

Public trek | 2 confirmed trekkers

Around Manaslu via Tsum Valley
$555 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
+ $20.58 per person for vat tax
+ $282 per person for permits

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
  • 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
Phurwa
Languages
English, Nepali, Sherpa, and a little German
Ratings
great
Currently 2 Trekkers
2 confirmed trekkers
confirmed

Martin (Austria)

With 1 guest: Severine (Austria)

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 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
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(19 days / 18 nights )
created by Martin (Austria)

Tue Oct 22 (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.

Wed Oct 23 (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.

Thu Oct 24 (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.

Fri Oct 25 (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.

Sat Oct 26 (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.

Sun Oct 27 (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
Mon Oct 28 (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.

Tue Oct 29 (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.

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.

Wed Oct 30 (day 9)

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.

Thu Oct 31 (day 10)

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 Nov 1 (day 11)

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
Sat Nov 2 (day 12)

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)

About 1.5 hours from Shyala
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.2°C (52°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in November.

Samagaon
Sun Nov 3 (day 13)

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
Mon Nov 4 (day 14)

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
Tue Nov 5 (day 15)

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
Wed Nov 6 (day 16)

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
Thu Nov 7 (day 17)

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
Fri Nov 8 (day 18)

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
Sat Nov 9 (day 19)
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