Manaslu Circuit Trek
I am looking for 1-3 trekking partners to join me for the Manaslu circuit trek, departing Kathmandu on approximately October 13. I have contacted a few different guide services, but so far Nepal Trekking Experts seems the best. I have been chatting online with the owner, Rajesh, for a few months now and he is wonderful. I think we would have a great time if we go with one of his guides. And their trips are a little cheaper than other companies. http://www.nepaltrekkingexperts.com/
I love outdoor adventure of all kinds. I have done many long hikes in the US. I live in the mountains and work as a whitewater raft guide. This is my first trip to Nepal and I am very excited!!
I am looking at the standard itinerary for Manaslu – not including Tsum Valley. These trips are usually advertised as 16-18 days. At the finish of the trek, I plan to go to Pokhara.
Day 01: Welcome at airport and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Free day for trekking preparation.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Arughat/Sotikhola by drive.
Day 04: Soti to Machhakhola.(869m,7hrs)
Day 05: Machhakhola to Jagat(1340m,7hrs)
Day 06: Jagat to Deng(6/7hrs,1860m)
Day 07: Deng to Namrung(2630m,7hrs)
Day 08: Namrung to Loho. (3180m,4hrs)
Day 09: Loho to Sama(3520m,3hrs).
Day 10: Acclimatization day. After breakfast we can hike around Birendra lake/Manaslu Base camp or PungenGumpa etc. Options can be discussed with your guide dependent on your fitness and needs.
Day 11: Sama to Samdo(3860m,3hrs)
Day 12: Hike to Tibet border(4998m) and back to Samdo(8hrs).
Day 13: Samdo to Dharmasala(7hrs, 4460m)
Day 14: Dharmasala to Larke La 5160m then Bhimthang overnight(3590).
Day 15: Bhimthang to Dharapani(1960m,7/8hrs).
Day 16: Dharapani to Kathmandu/Pokhara by drive.