Manaslu Circuit Trek (and Tsum)
The tour is now confirmed!
Hi Trekkers around the world.
I am Florian, german, 39 years old
languages: german, english
Experienced trekker and trekking guide myself (in Europe)
This will be my third time in Nepal
I did already: Annapurna Circuit, ABC, Jiri-Namche, 3 Passes, EBC, Langtang Valley, Tamang Heritage Trail. Ruby Valley.
I love Nepal and I love adventures.
So this time i will make a very long trek from the Doorsteps of Thamel to Gosainkund-Syabru Besi-Gatlang-Manaslu-Tsum-Annapurna-Mustang
Ok this is the big plan , lets see what happen.
I trek usually alone (because i found nobody who has so much time and the fitness) , but i like also to meet other people on the way and trek with them together.
On the way is Manaslu, which is restricted area.
I dont want to miss this.
So i need a guide and at least one other fellower.
So I contact now a friend of me, who will organize the trip for me with his agency.
If he has time, he will guide us. He is a young and nice guide, but quite experienced for his age.
The tour will start 20th of november and end with guide 8 th of december in KTM.
I will come directly to Manaslu and meet you at 24th of november in Jagat
This will be not a package tour, it will be an individual tour with guide.
So there will be fixed costs:
For the Manaslu Circuit/Tsum is needed:
-Manaslu and Tsum special permit
-Tims Card Annapurna
and a guide is required (I dont count unfortunatly)
The Tour will start at 20th of november in Kathmandu and will end at the 8th of december
So alltogether: 19 days (16-17 trekking days), it will include a 4-5 days sidetrip into the Tsum Valley
20. 11.: Bus KTM-Arugath
21-23.11.: trek to Jagat
24.11..-6.12..: Jagat-Darapani: 13 days Trekking in the Manaslu&Tsum Area
7.-8.12. : trek (and) bus or jeep back to Besisahar/KTM/Phokara
You have the option to continue after Manaslu unguided the Annapurna Circuit if you have time (for this you need only the individual TIMS Card). I will do this and its worth it (and you already purchased the TIMS and permit for Annapurna)
The price (permits and guide for 19 days included) will decrease by the number of partipiciants
The costs are
with 2 people (me and one other)
447 dollar per person
with 3 people
352 dollar per person
with 4 people:
303 dollar per person
The groupsize will not more than 4
Two people are already confirmed. Me and Kyle
20-25 dollar per day for food/acc depending on you, some areas will be cheaper than others
10-20 dollar for transport (bus/jeep)
Note: there will be no porter
You will only have to bring your passport and your part of the money to the agency (that they can get the permits)
Until the 17th latest.
You should be quite fit for such a long trekking tour, the highest point will be the 5100 m high Larkye La Pass.
So respect acclimatization rules and be aware of alitude sickness!
It is a nice chance for solo trekkers to make Manaslu quite cheap an nice, so join the tour.
Cu in Nepal FlorianReply