Oct 15 - Nov 6, 2017  confirmed

Around Manaslu via Tsum Valley and via Punggen Gompa (23 days)
Manaslu Region, Nepal

Rating: | 2 reviews
Difficulty: challenging

2 confirmed trekkers

Gompa
$510 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$11.18 /day per person for guide
+ $10 per person for guide's insurance
+ $242 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Permits
  • MCAP
  • Tsum Valley
  • ACAP
  • Manaslu Restricted Area Permit
Porters (optional $17 per day)
+ Porter Insurance $30 per trip

Porters available upon request. You can request a porter at anytime while booking or after booking your trek up to 2 days prior to the trek's departure. Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb) at a rate of $17 per day + $30 per porter per trip for insurance.

Guides do not carry any client's belongings if you want help carrying your personal belongings your must hire a porter or share one with someone else in your group.

Guide
Diku sherpa
Languages
English, Nepali, Hindi, & Sherpa
Ratings
new on Sherpana
Currently 2 Trekkers
2 confirmed trekkers
confirmed

Hans

With 1 guest: Adina (Netherlands)

Trip Board (1)

Sherpana (Nepal)
itinerary creator

Hans and Adina will be continuing without a guide on the Annapurna Circuit after this trek. They will be headed to the trailhead at Arughat Bazar from Pokhara, however Diku the guide will be coming from Kathmandu.

posted on 05 Oct 2017 at 11:04PM
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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.

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.

Itinerary
(23 days / 22 nights )
created by Sherpana

Sun Oct 15 (day 1)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Boudhanath
Public bus from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $5
Travel time: about 10 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Arughat Bazar (570 m)

Shared vehicle from Arughat Bazar to Soti Khola (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10
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
Travel time: about 6 hours
Whole vehicle, the cost can be split by members of your group.

Soti Khola (730 m)

Lapubeshi (880 m)

About 2.5 hours from Soti Khola

Mon Oct 16 (day 2)

Machhakola (930 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lapubeshi

Tatopani, Kerauja (990 m)

About 2 hours from Machhakola

Dobhan (1070 m)

About 1 hour from Tatopani

Tue Oct 17 (day 3)

Yuru (Yaruphant) (1330 m)

About 1.5 hours from Dobhan

Jagat, Sirdibas (1340 m)

About 1 hour from Yuru

Philim (1590 m)

About 2.5 hours from Jagat

Wed Oct 18 (day 4)

Ekle Bhatti (1600 m)

Near ekle bhatti

Lokpa (2240 m)

About 2-3 hours from Philim

Chumling (2263 m)

About 2-3 hours from Lokpa

Thu Oct 19 (day 5)

Chhokangparo (3010 m)

About 4 hours from Chumling

Fri Oct 20 (day 6)

Nile (3361 m)

About 3 hours from Chhokangparo

Mu Gompa (3700 m)

About 1.5 hours from Nile

Tsum valley 1060x442 Mark Thomsen
Sat Oct 21 (day 7)

Mu Gompa (3700 m)

Sun Oct 22 (day 8)

Nile (3361 m)

About 1 hour from Mu Gompa

Ranchen Gompa (3240 m)

About 1.5 hours from Nile

Tsum valley 1060x442 Mark Thomsen
Mon Oct 23 (day 9)

Chhokangparo (3010 m)

About 1.5 hours from Ranchen Gompa

Dumje (3200 m)

About 1.5 hours from Chhokangparo

Ripchet (2468 m)

About 2 hours from Dumje

Chumling (2263 m)

Tue Oct 24 (day 10)

Lokpa (2240 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ripchet

Pewa (1870 m)

About 2.5 hours from Lokpa

Wed Oct 25 (day 11)

Bihi Phedi (1985 m)

About 2.5 from Pewa

Bihi (2130 m)

About 30 minutes from Bihi Phedi

Prok (2380 m)

Near prok
Thu Oct 26 (day 12)

Ghap (2660 m)

About 2 hours from Bihi

Namrung (2660 m)

About 2 hours from Ghap

Near namrung

Lihi (2910 m)

About 1 hour from Namrung

Lihi

Shrip (3040 m)

About 1 hour from Lihi

Fri Oct 27 (day 13)

Lho (3180 m)

About 1.5 hours from Lihi

Lho monastery with manaslu
Sat Oct 28 (day 14)

Shyala (3520 m)

About 1 hour from Lho

Samagaon (3530 m)

Samagaon
Sun Oct 29 (day 15)

Punggen Gompa (3870 m)

Gompa

Samagaon (3530 m)

Samagaon
Mon Oct 30 (day 16)

Birendra Tal (3460 m)

Birenda tal

Samdo (3800 m)

About 2.5 hours from Samagaon

Samdo
Tue Oct 31 (day 17)

Dharamshala (4460 m)

About 2 hours from Samdo

Manaslu from hill above dharamshala
Wed Nov 1 (day 18)

Larkya La (Larke Pass) (5106 m)

Larke la 6976

Bhimtang (3720 m)

About 8 hours from Dharamsala

Sunrise view of manaslu bhimtang
Thu Nov 2 (day 19)

Bhimtang (3720 m)

Fri Nov 3 (day 20)

Kharche (1820 m)

About 4 hours from Bhimthang

Sat Nov 4 (day 21)

Gowa (2560 m)

About 5 hours from Bhimtang

Near gowa

Tilche (2300 m)

About 1 hour from Goa

Tilche

Dharapani (1960 m)

About 1 hour from Tilche

Near dharapani

Tal (1700 m)

Near tal
Sun Nov 5 (day 22)

Chamje (1410 m)

Waterfall chamje

Jagat (1290 m)

Syange (1080 m)

Waterfall syange
Mon Nov 6 (day 23)
Shared vehicle from Syange to Besi Sahar (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10
Travel time: about 3 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Besi Sahar (800 m)

Public bus from Besi Sahar to Kathmandu (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $10
Travel time: about 7 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Kathmandu (1337 m)

Boudhanath