We (2 people) are planning to do Manaslu circuit + Tsum Valley trek around the 4th/5th of February 2015. We’re planning to do it in 20 days, although this is flexible. Also we might just only do the Manaslu circuit, this we can discuss later.
We’re planning to take a local guide (already have contact with one), and maybe a porter.
We found a guide for 22usd/day, a porterguide (10kg) for 20usd/day and a porter (20-25kg) for 16 usd/day. Still discussing to take a porter or not.
If someone would join we’d be 3 people, and then I think we could take a porterguide and a porter for the 3 of us. But if you want you can also take your own porter.
We made a calculation of the cost and are now at 20 usd/day without accomodation/food, having calculated all costs for permits, transport and a porterguide. Which seems pretty cheap compared to the organized tours!
I have experience with high-altitude hikes (Ausangate, Peru).
If you are planning to do this hike also in this time, don’t hesitate to contact me. Either on here, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Regards from the Netherlands,