Manaslu Circuit Trek (May 23rd – 7th June)
I am looking for partners for the Manaslu Peak Circuit, it is a trek for 14 days with 1 pass crossing called Larke La 5215m and other side trips to Birendra Tal, Manaslu Base camp and Rui la on the Tibet border. Looking for trekkers who are interested and willing to do this along with a mandatory guide required by the authorities. I will be arriving in Kathmandu on the 20th May evening.
I will try and not use any porters for this trek, will rely solely on the tea houses since i heard these treks can be done as a tea house trek, not as lavish as the everest.langtang or the annapurna circuit but they exist, having said that if anyone wants to hire a porter he/she is welcome to do so and i can share the cost of the mandatory guide , so more the people the cheaper it gets.
I enjoy photography, music and meditative moments in the mountains…trekked vastly in the indian himalayas before also did Everest 3 passes trek and annapurna circuit with poonhill and ghorepani in april/may last year, need some people to join in.
Proposed Itinerary will be this
Day 1: (or 2 depending on whether you take a jeep to Sothi Khola):
Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (Fish River) [3,281 feet]; 5 hours hiking
Day 2: Machha Khola to Jagat [4,593 feet]; 6 hours hiking
Jagat is the fist official checkpoint on the trek and the largest MCAP station with an English-speaking officer who lives in the village full time.
Day 3: Jagat to Deng [6,102 feet]; 6 hours hiking
Just before Philim, there is another police checkpoint on a riverbed; it is a corrugated metal shed brightly hand-painted in blue and yellow.
Day 4: Deng to Namrung [8,530 feet]; 6 hours hiking
Day 5: Namrung to Lho [10,171 feet]; 4 hours hiking
Day 6: To Samagaon [11,483 feet]; 2 hours hiking
Day 7: Acclimatization day in Sama: Trek to Birendra Tal and Manaslu Base camp.
Day 8: Samagaon to Samdo [12,467 feet]; 4 hours hiking
Day 9: Acclimimatization day in Samdo:
A fantastic side trip is a full day of hiking to the Tibet border with a local guide. .
Day 10: Samdo to Larkya Phedi [14,633 feet]; 4 hours hiking
Day 11: Cross the pass and reach Bimtang [12,139 feet]; 8 hours hiking
Note: The highest point of the pass is at 17,175 feet.
Day 12: Bimtang to Tilje [6,890 feet]; 6 hours hiking
Day 13: Tilje to Jagat [4,265 feet]; 6 hours hiking.
Here again, it is also possible to hire jeep transport to Besisahar and cut an extra day from your itinerary.
Day 14: Arrive in Besisahar [2,625 feet] From Besisahar, buses and microbuses circle regularly between here and Kathmandu.
There is a Mandatory guide required by the authorities.
The general permit to enter MCAP costs 2,000 Nepali rupees, For SAARC Nationals: Nepali Rupees 200. and is collected by the NTNC in order to support conservation efforts and community development in the region. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation also levees fees on all restricted areas: Manaslu is 50 USD per week, with 7 USD for each additional day. If you move at an average pace, a one-week permit should suffice. The Permit activates from Jagat uptill Dharapani on the annapurna circuit.
You can ask any questions here pertaining to this trek. The more members we are the cheaper guide cost will be for each person, i am looking at a shoe-string budget.