Mar 16 - Mar 29, 2020  unconfirmed

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Around Manaslu (14 days)
Manaslu Region, Nepal

Rating: | 14 reviews
Difficulty: challenging

Private trek | 1 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers

Around Manaslu
$879 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only

Price drops to $481 if 1 interested trekker joins this trek

Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$31.02 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $15 per person for restricted area permit processing
+ $45.50 per person for vat tax
+ $180 per person for permits
+ $15 for private trek surcharge
+ $158 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, and Manaslu Restricted Area Permit
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
  • 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
    + $2.21 per day per porter for vat tax (porter)

Guide
Nawang Chimi
Languages
English, Nepali, Sherpa, Hindi, and a little Japanese
Ratings
great

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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.

Weather Conditions in March

March is the start of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures begin to rise from their winter lows. By the end of March, temperatures are significantly warmer at lower elevations and hot air from the valleys tend to create clouds in the mountains during the afternoons. Mornings are generally clear, with the clearest weather coming just after sunrise. At high altitudes, while generally warmer than the previous months snow is still possible, and heavy snow storms in March are not unheard of. Mornings and nights are still cold.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in March. The highest point on the trek is Larkya La (Larke Pass) at 5106 m. During March, expect high temperatures of around 2.8°C (37°F) and lows down to -14.2°C (6°F) at Larkya La (Larke Pass).

Around Manaslu
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(14 days / 13 nights )
created by Cameron

Mon Mar 16 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in March.

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 30.0°C (86°F) and lows of about 13.0°C (55°F) in March.

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 29.0°C (84°F) and lows of about 12.0°C (54°F) in March.

Lapubeshi (880 m)

About 2.5 hours from Soti Khola
Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.1°C (83°F) and lows of about 11.1°C (52°F) in March.

Tue Mar 17 (day 2)

Machhakola (930 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lapubeshi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.8°C (82°F) and lows of about 10.8°C (51°F) in March.

Tatopani, Kerauja (990 m)

About 2 hours from Machhakola
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.5°C (82°F) and lows of about 10.5°C (51°F) in March.

Wed Mar 18 (day 3)

Dobhan (1070 m)

About 1 hour from Tatopani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.0°C (81°F) and lows of about 10.0°C (50°F) in March.

Yuru (Yaruphant) (1330 m)

About 1.5 hours from Dobhan
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in March.

Jagat, Sirdibas (1340 m)

About 1 hour from Yuru
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in March.

Thu Mar 19 (day 4)

Philim (1590 m)

About 2.5 hours from Jagat
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.9°C (75°F) and lows of about 6.9°C (44°F) in March.

Ekle Bhatti (1600 m)

About 1 hour from Philim
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.8°C (75°F) and lows of about 6.8°C (44°F) in March.

Ekle Bhatti

Pewa (1870 m)

About 2 hours from Ekle Bhatti
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.2°C (72°F) and lows of about 5.2°C (41°F) in March.

Bihi Phedi (1985 m)

About 2.5 from Pewa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.5°C (71°F) and lows of about 4.5°C (40°F) in March.

Fri Mar 20 (day 5)

Bihi (2130 m)

About 30 minutes from Bihi Phedi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.6°C (69°F) and lows of about 3.6°C (38°F) in March.

Prok (2380 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.1°C (66°F) and lows of about 2.1°C (36°F) in March.

Prok

Ghap (2660 m)

About 2 hours from Bihi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.4°C (63°F) and lows of about 0.4°C (33°F) in March.

Namrung (2660 m)

About 2 hours from Ghap
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.4°C (63°F) and lows of about 0.4°C (33°F) in March.

Namrung
Sat Mar 21 (day 6)

Lihi (2910 m)

About 1 hour from Namrung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.9°C (61°F) and lows of about -1.1°C (30°F) in March.

Lihi

Shrip (3040 m)

About 1 hour from Lihi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about -1.8°C (29°F) in March.

Lho (3180 m)

About 1.5 hours from Lihi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.3°C (58°F) and lows of about -2.7°C (27°F) in March.

Lho
Sun Mar 22 (day 7)

Shyala (3520 m)

About 1 hour from Lho
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.3°C (54°F) and lows of about -4.7°C (24°F) in March.

Samagaon (3530 m)

About 1.5 hours from Shyala
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in March.

Samagaon
Mon Mar 23 (day 8)

Birendra Tal (3460 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.6°C (55°F) and lows of about -4.4°C (24°F) in March.

Birendra Tal

Samdo (3800 m)

About 2.5 hours from Samagaon
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.6°C (51°F) and lows of about -6.4°C (20°F) in March.

Samdo
Tue Mar 24 (day 9)

Dharamshala (4460 m)

About 2 hours from Samdo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.6°C (44°F) and lows of about -10.4°C (13°F) in March.

Dharamshala
Wed Mar 25 (day 10)

Larkya La (Larke Pass) (5106 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 2.8°C (37°F) and lows of about -14.2°C (6°F) in March.

Larkya La (Larke Pass)

Bhimtang (3720 m)

About 8 hours from Dharamsala
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.1°C (52°F) and lows of about -5.9°C (21°F) in March.

Bhimtang
Thu Mar 26 (day 11)

Kharche (2700 m)

About 4 hours from Bhimthang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.2°C (63°F) and lows of about 0.2°C (32°F) in March.

Gowa (2560 m)

About 5 hours from Bhimtang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.0°C (64°F) and lows of about 1.0°C (34°F) in March.

Gowa
Fri Mar 27 (day 12)

Tilche (2300 m)

About 1 hour from Goa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.6°C (67°F) and lows of about 2.6°C (37°F) in March.

Tilche

Dharapani (1960 m)

About 1 hour from Tilche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.6°C (71°F) and lows of about 4.6°C (40°F) in March.

Dharapani

Tal (1700 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.2°C (74°F) and lows of about 6.2°C (43°F) in March.

Tal
Sat Mar 28 (day 13)

Chamje (1410 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.9°C (77°F) and lows of about 7.9°C (46°F) in March.

Chamje

Jagat (1290 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.7°C (78°F) and lows of about 8.7°C (48°F) in March.

Syange (1080 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.9°C (80°F) and lows of about 9.9°C (50°F) in March.

Syange
Sun Mar 29 (day 14)
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 28.6°C (83°F) and lows of about 11.6°C (53°F) in March.

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 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in March.

Kathmandu