Manaslu Circuit (possibly incl. Tsum Valley)

UPDATE: Sorry for replying late/not at all. Traveling India somehow made me forget about this post. I am joining someone else, so this Trek is not happening.

Hi Folks,

My name is Lukas (27) from Germany, I am planning to do the Manaslu Circuit in early October. I have been living and working in Nepal for the last 3 months. After a month of travelling India and Sri Lanka I will return to Nepal for some trekking in late September.

The overall trip will be around 21 days and might include Tsum Valley, but that is still up for discussion. Starting date is more or less fixed but can be moved +/- 1-2 days if necessary.

I already have a guide at hand who happens to be my neighbour in Kathmandu. He is an experienced guide and genuinly nice guy. I am fit but not an experienced hiker, so I am interested in a moderate pace, not rushing trough but taking time to take in the landscape, take pictures, etc.

I am looking for fellow travelers roughly my age who are interested in a good atmosphere and overall amazing experience.

Looking forward to your responses

Cheers

Lukas

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  1. Hello Lukas, I’m considering doing Manaslu circuit in October (or alternatively walking from Jiri to the Khumbu), but haven’t got anything organised as yet.

    I’d probably continue on to the Annapurna circuit.

    Do you have an idea of likely costs for your guide ?

    Cheers

    Matthew

  2. Hi Lukas,

    We are also planning to do the Manaslu Circuit starting around the 7th October and we would be happy t join you on this trek, however we might only have time for a 16-18 days trek, do you think it would be possible for us to get off the trail at some point and get back to Kathmandu ahead of the planned return?

    We are a Swedish/Danish couple between 25-28 years, we are in good shape but inexperienced in high altitude trekking. We are considerate and fun-loving and can’t wait to get up in the Nepalese mountains!:)
    Cheers,

    Ewa and Geer

  3. Hi Lukas,

    would be great to join you in this! I´am 30 years old, have been to Nepal last year for 3 months trekking EBC and LAngtang/Helambu. I´d be able to arrive in KTM October 1st or second. Please get in contact if you like!

  4. Hi Lukas

    I am planning to do the Manaslu Circuit starting early Oct… Let me know if you are still looking for people to join this trek.

    Cheers,

    Ted

  5. Hello Lukas, I would like to discuss possibly joining this trek. Ideally I would like to leave a few days earlier than 7 Oct because my flight back home to England is on 28 Oct. I would definitely want to do the Tsum Valley extension. How are your plans developing? Regards, Richard

  6. Hi!
    I am looking for some partners to do this treck too! I wa thinking to do it without a guide or porters though but since I am on my own I can modify this idea in case I find some people to do the treck with- this is a priority to be honest;)
    I am in Kathmandu already but I would like to start the treck when the weather will get better so at the beggining of October.
    I have done Annapurna CIrcuit already and some other high attitude hikes.
    If anyone of you would be interested in me joining you we can meet in Kathmandu when you will arrive here and discuss what to do and how 🙂
    Anyway, since I am here already I will ask around in tour agencies for the permits, transportation and so on.
    Can I ask you Lukas how much does your guide charge per day? Just so I can compare with other guides (in case one is really needed;))

  7. Hi!
    I am looking for some partners to do this treck too! I wa thinking to do it without a guide or porters though but since I am on my own I can modify this idea in case I find some people to do the treck with- this is a priority to be honest;)
    If anyone of you would be interested in me joining you we can meet in Kathmandu when you will arrive here and discuss what to do and how 🙂
    Anyway, since I am here already I will ask around in tour agencies for the permits, transportation and so on.
    Can I ask you Lukas how much does your guide charge per day? Just so I can compare with other guides (in case one is really needed;))

    • It looks like the guide is necessary to get a permit, sorry, my mistake. I was ill informed about that then.

  8. Hi lukas,
    I’m in KTM right now and also looking nfor a trek towards manaslu. My idea is to find a group and only do tsum valley because I did manaslu already and don’t have much time at hand.
    Maybe we could make a group with you and some others and I join during the tsum valley part.

    Maybe we could meet in KTM or pokhara and talk a littlen

    • I would like to join your trek to manaslu and tsum if possible.

      Please send me a note. I could leave as early as the 7th as I arrive on the 6th, but permits would have to be ready to go.

      Chris

  9. Hi lukas, i will be arriving in 5 oct for Manasalu trek..we r 2 in group and looking for a partner so tht we can share the guide cost..can we join u?