Manaslu Circuit Trek

We are a couple (French + Scottish – ~30 yrs old) looking to do the Manaslu circuit leaving Kathmandu around the 30th/31st October (we should arrive in Kathmandu the 28th or 29th). We were thinking to follow an itinerary that would mean the trek would take around 16 days – but we are also keen to do a bit longer to include some side trips. We are looking for one or two other people to trek with to share guide costs etc. We hadn’t planned to take a porter but would be open to this. We are in the early stages of planning and have just started looking to book guide/permits. Ideally we would like to travel on to Pokhara at the end, but this is not set. For both of us it is the first time to visit Nepal, but we have hiked together a fair bit in the past in the South American Andes, Scottish Highlands, French Pyrenees, Corsica and Alps.



5 replies
  1. Namaste dear Sam,Thank you so much for your post and choosing one of the most beautiful trek Manaslu. If you have flexible date and manage to start trek on 29 Oct. then I do have couple of American. They are also doing only Manaslu circuit. If it might be good option please feel free let me know.Then I will ask them for permission. Or if you want to trek your own and looking for local, professional, informative and reliable guide/Agency please do not hesitate to reply me. Your every single feedback will be much appreciated.Thanks,Looking forward to hearing from you soon.Rajesh

  2. Hi Sam – have you made any progress on this. Looking to do something similar around the same time

    • Hi Mark,
      We are just getting quotes together to try and get a guide booked. We should book our flights in the next couple days and will arrive in Kathmandu in the 29th and hope to start the hike on the 31st ideally. What are your plans?

    • Hi Mark,
      So finally we put back our trip by 1 week as the flights were more convenient and cheaper. As such we will leave Kathmandu to start the trek on the 6th Nov, 7th at the latest. And we now decided to do a manaslu-tsum valley trek – so are looking to be out there around 20-22 days. How is your planning going?

  3. Hi Sam – for some reason my earlier message dIdnt go through. I need to be back in Kathmandu on 29th November so those dates could work for me. Happy to have a quick Skype chat/call. Mark