Oct 15 - Nov 6, 2017  confirmed

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

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Difficulty: challenging

Public trek | 2 confirmed trekkers

Around Manaslu via Tsum Valley and via Punggen 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 Services
  • Permits MCAP, Tsum Valley, ACAP, and Manaslu Restricted Area Permit
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
Guide
Diku
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.

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 and via Punggen Gompa
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(23 days / 22 nights )
created by Sherpana

Sun Oct 15 (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.

Mon Oct 16 (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.

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.

Tue Oct 17 (day 3)

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.

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.

Wed Oct 18 (day 4)

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.

Thu Oct 19 (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.

Fri Oct 20 (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
Sat Oct 21 (day 7)

Mu Gompa (3700 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.2°C (56°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in October.

Sun Oct 22 (day 8)

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
Mon Oct 23 (day 9)

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.

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.

Tue Oct 24 (day 10)

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.

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.

Wed Oct 25 (day 11)

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.

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
Thu Oct 26 (day 12)

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

Lihi (2910 m)

About 1 hour from Namrung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.9°C (64°F) and lows of about 3.9°C (39°F) in October.

Lihi

Shrip (3040 m)

About 1 hour from Lihi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.2°C (63°F) and lows of about 3.2°C (38°F) in October.

Fri Oct 27 (day 13)

Lho (3180 m)

About 1.5 hours from Lihi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.3°C (61°F) and lows of about 2.3°C (36°F) in October.

Lho
Sat Oct 28 (day 14)

Shyala (3520 m)

About 1 hour from Lho
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.3°C (58°F) and lows of about 0.3°C (33°F) in October.

Samagaon (3530 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.2°C (58°F) and lows of about 0.2°C (32°F) in October.

Samagaon
Sun Oct 29 (day 15)

Punggen Gompa (3870 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.2°C (54°F) and lows of about -1.8°C (29°F) in October.

Punggen Gompa

Samagaon (3530 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.2°C (58°F) and lows of about 0.2°C (32°F) in October.

Samagaon
Mon Oct 30 (day 16)

Birendra Tal (3460 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.6°C (58°F) and lows of about 0.6°C (33°F) in October.

Birendra Tal

Samdo (3800 m)

About 2.5 hours from Samagaon
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.6°C (55°F) and lows of about -1.4°C (29°F) in October.

Samdo
Tue Oct 31 (day 17)

Dharamshala (4460 m)

About 2 hours from Samdo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.6°C (47°F) and lows of about -5.4°C (22°F) in October.

Dharamshala
Wed Nov 1 (day 18)

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
Thu Nov 2 (day 19)

Bhimtang (3720 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.1°C (50°F) and lows of about -5.9°C (21°F) in November.

Fri Nov 3 (day 20)

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.

Sat Nov 4 (day 21)

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

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
Sun Nov 5 (day 22)

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
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)

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