Manaslu Circuit Trek
Hi, I’m Holly from New Zealand.
I’m planning on going to Nepal and doing the Manaslu Circuit Trek and Tsum Valley. I would like to start on around 17 October and go for 22 days till 7 Nov (give or take a day or so).
I’m looking for up to four others who want to do this walk to go together. It is mandatory for Manaslu to have a guide and at least two foreigners in the party so I at least would like to find one other person to share my guide. I haven’t confirmed a guide yet but I’ll start looking for one soon.
I’ve never been to Nepal before but I’ve done lots of hiking around New Zealand. I’m 30 and I like nerdy things and being outdoors.
This is an example of the kind of itinerary we will do:
Aarughat – Sotikhola: ~ 5.5 hrs trekking;
Sotikhola – Machhakhola ~ 5 hours leisurely trekking;
Machhakhola – Thulo Dhungga ~ 4 hours trekking;
Thulo Dhungga – Philim ~ 6 hours trekking (checkpoint & 1st night in Tsum valley);
Philim – Chumling (Tsum valley) ~ 8 hrs trekking (800 m. net gain; gross gain ~ 1200m);
Chumling – Chhokang Paro (3031m ) (Tsum valley) ~ 6 hrs trekking (700 m net gain; gross gain ~ 1000 – 1200m);
Chhokang Paro – Mu Gompa (3700 m) (Tsum Valley) ~ 6-7 hrs trekking ( 700m net gain; gross gain ~ 1000 m);
Mu Gompa – Lar (3245) (Tsum valley ~ 3 to 4 hrs trekking. (stayed in Mu Gompa until early afternoon;
Lar – Chumling (2386 m) (Tsum valley ~ 9 hrs trekking, lunch & site-seeing;
Chumling – Pewa (~ 2000 m) (left Tsum valley & start Manaslu trek ~ 5 to 6 hrs trekking;
Pewa – Ghap (2500m) – 5 to 6 hrs;
Ghap – Lho (3180 m) – 5 to 6 hrs (700 m net gain; gross ~ 1000m);
Lho – Sama (Ryo)(3520m) – 3 to 4 hrs. (300m net gain);
Sama (Ryo) – Samdo (3850m) – 3 hr. trek (stop to acclimatise);
Rest day in Samdo – climb towards Lajyung Pass (5120m) on Tibet border;
Samdo – Dharamsala (4460m) – 3 hours trek (stop to acclimate) scout Larkya La;
Dharamsala – Larkya La (5160m) – Bimthang ( 3720m) – 7 to 9 hours. (net gain: 700 m.: net loss 1500m);
Bimthang – Dharapani (1860m – on Annapurna Circuit) – 7 to 8 hrs;
Dharapani – Chamje (1430m) – 4 to 5 hrs;
Chamje – Bhulbhule (840m) – 3 to 4 hrs;
Bhulbhule – Besisahar – 3 to 4 hrs;
This itinerary has heaps of detail:
I look forward to hearing from you 🙂Reply