Manaslu Circuit Trek

Hello! I’m Clare, I’m 26, from Scotland. I love the outdoors and have a reasonable amount of experience of mountaineering in Scotland and other parts of Europe. I generally love the outdoors, especially multi-day trips/ expeditions. I also enjoy good company and meeting interesting new people. I will be travelling alone to Nepal, so will be looking for trekking partners and a guide. I hope to do the Manaslu circuit trek, over roughly 14-16 days, allowing time to acclimatise and do some interesting side trips on acclimatisation days, and staying in teahouses each night. Hoping to leave 13-14th October from Kathmandu. Aiming to trek in a smallish group of 2-4 people, plus guide. Send me a message if you’re interested in joining me for manaslu trek! Thanks, Clare



8 replies
  1. Hi Clare, I’m definitely interested and am arriving in KTM on October 14 so could depart on the 15th if that might be an option. I have 15 or 16 days (need to be back in KTM on 31 Oct) so let me know if that might work. I have a couple leads on guides but nothing confirmed. Thanks!

  2. Hi Clare, I’m Nicholas. I’m also interested in the Manaslu circuit, and my time frame fits with yours. Currently I’m in Kathmandu. I haven’t done any research on a guide yet (my original plan was for Kangchenjunga, but that fell through). My previous trekking experience includes Everest Base Camp, Ladakh, and Kullu Valley. My Nepal visa is up on November 3, so I have to be back in Kathmandu for my flight a few days prior.

  3. Hi Scott and Nicholas,

    Sorry, hadn’t seen your reply earlier Scott. Can you tell us more info on the guides you’ve found? I’ve found a local Nepalese agency called Discovery World Trekking, that use all local guides. They seem to have great reviews on trip advisor, and seem an ethical company. I am keen to do with just a guide, no porter. Are you both ok with this? Their price for 3 people, for 16 day Manaslu trek was 1120 US$, but that includes a porter so they may lower price with no porter. Price included all transport, permits, food, and teahouses (does not included accommodation in Kathmandu, but thats ok with me). What do you think? Maybe you have found something better? Can send you details of Discovery worlds 16 day itinerary if you want to see it?

    I’d quite like to go to pungyen-gompa or manaslu base camp on a side trip on acclimatisation day from Samagaon.

    Happy to wait until 15th to start? but probably not later. I will be arriving in Kathmandu on Tuesday 11th, so if you guys are there, we could meet up?


    • Are you in Kathmandu now?

    • Hey Nicholas and Clare, my plans have changed so I won’t be able to join you. Thanks for trying and good luck! -Scott

  4. Yes in Kathmandu now. Staying in Thamel.

  5. Hi guys,

    I went along to Discovery world today. The main guy Paul, seems a really nice friendly, reliable guy. I discussed options for Manaslu trek, and he reckons 14 days would be enough, and he would offer 1050 USD each, for 3 people, with guide, everything included. (1080USD if we wanted a porter).

    I checked out another agency to compare prices, and got 700 USD, although they didn’t seem that great, so I reckon it’d be worth paying the little extra. My friend who lived in Kathmandu for a while is getting back to me with recommendations for guides, so I’m open to other options.

    Discovery said that it usually takes a day to sort out permits etc, and they require our passports, 4 passport photos and a copy of our insurance policy details which we can email to them. Not sure exactly what Scott’s plans are, but he said that if we give him all those things on Friday morning (14th), then we could possibly set off on the 15th, however if we weren’t able to give him all 3 of our documents by Friday morning then we couldn’t set off before Monday.

    Scott what time do you arrive on Friday 14th?

    What are your thoughts?

    • Hey Nicholas and Clare, my plans have changed so I won’t be able to join you. Thanks for trying and good luck! -Scott