Oct 15 - Nov 6, 2017  confirmed

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

Rating: | 9 reviews
Difficulty: challenging

2 confirmed trekkers

$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 Services
  • Permits MCAP, Tsum Valley, ACAP, and Manaslu Restricted Area Permit
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
Guide
Languages
English, Nepali, Hindi, & Sherpa
Ratings
great
Currently 2 Trekkers
2 confirmed trekkers
confirmed

Hans

With 1 guest: Adina (Netherlands)

Trip Board (1)

Sherpana
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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

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

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)

Thu Oct 26 (day 12)

Ghap (2660 m)

About 2 hours from Bihi

Namrung (2660 m)

About 2 hours from Ghap

Lihi (2910 m)

About 1 hour from Namrung

Shrip (3040 m)

About 1 hour from Lihi

Fri Oct 27 (day 13)

Lho (3180 m)

About 1.5 hours from Lihi

Sat Oct 28 (day 14)

Shyala (3520 m)

About 1 hour from Lho

Samagaon (3530 m)

Sun Oct 29 (day 15)

Punggen Gompa (3870 m)

Samagaon (3530 m)

Mon Oct 30 (day 16)

Birendra Tal (3460 m)

Samdo (3800 m)

About 2.5 hours from Samagaon

Tue Oct 31 (day 17)

Dharamshala (4460 m)

About 2 hours from Samdo

Wed Nov 1 (day 18)

Larkya La (Larke Pass) (5106 m)

Bhimtang (3720 m)

About 8 hours from Dharamsala

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

Tilche (2300 m)

About 1 hour from Goa

Dharapani (1960 m)

About 1 hour from Tilche

Tal (1700 m)

Sun Nov 5 (day 22)

Chamje (1410 m)

Jagat (1290 m)

Syange (1080 m)

Mon Nov 6 (day 23)
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)

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)