Manaslu Circuit, Tsum Valley, Ganesh Himal Base Camp, Manaslu Base Camp – Updated on Sept 19, 2018

Hi everyone, I’m looking for trekking partners to hike with. I’ve planned to set out for this route on Oct 23, 2018 from Kathmandu. I’m physically fit and have a bit experience with high pass trekking. Recently I’ve done Annapurna Circuit.
I’ve thought of completing this route in 2 weeks. If you are interested, we could make a team of max 4 person and set for the Manaslu circuit.
The basic itinerary would be like this, but this can be modified as needed.

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu (1400m) to Arughat (608m) and then Arughat to Soti Khola (700m) : 10 hrs
Day 2: Soti Khola – Jagat (1340m) : 10 hrs
Day 3: Jagat – Chumling (2386m) : 9 hrs
Day 4: Chumling – Mu Gompa (3700m) : 8 hrs
Day 5: Mu Gompa – Gumba Lungdang (3200m) : 8 hrs
Day 6: Ganesh Himal Base Camp Day Trip (4400m) : 8 hrs
Day 7: Gumba Lungdang – Pewa (1800m) : 9 hrs
Day 8: Pewa – Lho (3180m) : 9 hrs
Day 9: Lho – Pung Gyen Gompa – Samagaon (3520m) : 4.5 hrs
Day 10: Samagaon – Manaslu Base Camp (4800m) – Samdo (3875m) : 8 hrs
Day 11: Samdo – Dharamsala (4460m) : 2 hrs
Day 12: Dharamsala – Larkya La Pass (5160m) – Bhimthang (3590m) : 8 hrs
Day 13: Bhimthang – Dharapani (1963m) : 6 hrs
Day 14: Jeep ride from Dharapani – Besisahar (760m) and then bus ride from Besisahar to Kathmandu : 10 hrs



19 replies
  1. Count me in for Sure.

    • We’d love to have you with us Rasik.

  2. Sorry, I didn’t see your reply.
    So, how many are we till now?
    Coz im already so excited about this trek….hope to get in contact with you ……
    Facebook: Rasik Sayami

    • There is one another friend of mine. That’s it. Including you it’d make 3 of us.

  3. You can add me in Facebook…..or whatsapp me 9849638033…..and then we can make a plan

  4. Hi. I’m arriving to Kathmandu on April 4th and want to do this trek.

    I have done several multi day high altitude treks: 3 in India and 1 in Nepal – The Annapurna Circuit

    If you are on whatsapp you can message me on +353 86 2480819. Otherwise you can reply here

    Namaste 🙂

  5. Hi, I’m planning a trip to Nepal to make my first trek in the Himalaya. I make this trip alone and would like to meet other people to make a great trek together. I have done some treks in Iceland and are now excited to see the Nepalese beautiful nature end experience the Nepalese culture and people.

    I’m not sure yet if would like to walk the Manaslu circuit or go for the EBC trek. If I choose to walk the Manaslu circuit is it possible to join you guys?

  6. Hi guys, I’m also looking forward to doing the Manaslu trek, using the most independent way possible (i.e. guide only due to restricted area). Now I won’t make it to Nepal before October 13. So let me know as soon as you set your final departure date just in case I could fit in.

  7. My spanish friend is going to Manaslu on Nov 1. he’s bit flexible about the date. He’s looking for a company.
    Anybody willing to join him let me know!

    • Hi Ajay, Im from Argentina planning to be in Nepal around mid of april for trekking in EBC or Manaslu circuit. Id like to join someone (felow) o group to share the trek. Im 60 year old, good fit and a bit of experience. Speak spanish and not fluent english

  8. Hi Anil,

    We are two people from France, arriving in Kathmandu on Oct. 5th and looking to do the Manaslu circuit trek in about the same way as you.

    Are you still looking for people to join your trek? Are you hiring a guide/porter.

    Bests, Milan & Oriane

    • Correction: Arriving on October 4th.

  9. Hi all,

    Are you guys still looking for a partner for the trek described above? I’m still looking for partner(s) for the Mansalu trek.


  10. Hi Anil Im planning to start trekking in Manaslu or EBC arround the mid of april. The way Im used to do it is hiring a guide, not a turist package. Im from Argentina, 60 years old, good fit, my english is not fluent

  11. Hi Anil,
    I’m Yudhir Gurung, and I’m also planning to do the Manaslu Circuit soon. I’m a citizen of Nepal, currently living in Pokhara, Nepal and I have a lot of trekking experience in the Himalayas. Please get back to me as soon as possible with the recent updates for this trip.


  12. Hi, I’ve just set up a WhatsApp group to organise hiking the Manaslu Circuit. Hit me up and I can add you to the group.

  13. Hey Chris, Ya I was receiving messages from WhatsAapp group. Thanks!

  14. Hi. Im keen to discuss any ideas and possibly join your team. You can check my profile on Facebook and see I have traveled extensively and am an experienced hiker, so despite my age I would not be a burden to you.
    Im also keen to explore Tsum valley as all reports say its amazing. Hope to hear from you soon.

  15. Hi Lynton, thanks for contacting me. My plan is to make a trek in Pin Parvati Pas on the Indian side of the Himalayas. Then I will go to Nepal. Pin Parvati is not an easy goal, but achievable. Now I am looking for different agencies to find the best option between price and logistics. I’m also mature, but it fits me well for this type of challenge. If my plan matches your goal, I am flexible to discuss the different ways to achieve it. My whatsapp is 5491169715263