Manaslu Circuit Trek

Hi, I am planning to walk the Manaslu Circuit and then continue on to walk the Nar Phu Valley ending up at Chame after crossing the Kang La Pass. I arrive in Nepal on 30 September and I hope to start the trek on 1 or 2 October.

I am hoping to walk this route with a small group of trekkers to share costs and company. Some experience would be required as the trek includes two tough passes. I am a fairly quick walker and I expect the walk to take 21 to 22 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu) – this includes a couple of rest day options. I am also hoping to find a guide that works on a daily rate and allows the customers to select where to break for lunch and where to bed up for the night. I have quite a lot of experience hiking in the Himalayas (3 times in Nepal and 3 times in India). I attempted the Manaslu Circuit a few years back but couldn’t finish it due to avalanches blocking the pass. Get in touch if you’re also interested in walking this route on an independent trek with guide!

Proposed itinerary:
D1: Drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola (930m) -8-9 hours
D2: Machha Khola to Doban (1,070m) -6 to7 Hours / 14km
D3: Doban to Philim (1,570 m) -5 to 6 Hours – 13.5km
D4: Philim to Deng (1865m)- 6 to 7 Hours / 10.5km
D5: Dang to Ghap (2165m) – 4 to 5 Hours / 10.5km
D6: Ghap to Lho (3180m) – 5 to 6 Hours / 12km
D7: Lho to Sama Gaon (Ro) (3525m) – 5 to 6 Hours / 9km
D8: Explore and acclimatise
D9: Sama Gaun to Samdo (3850m) – 4 to 5 Hours / 8kn
D10: Samdo to Dharamsala (Larkya Phedi) (4460m) – 4 to 5 Hours / 7.5km
D11: Larkey Phadi to Bimtang (3590m) via Larkya La (5,160m) – 7 to 8 Hours / 19km
D12: Bimtang to Tilje (2300m) – 7 to 8 Hours / 20km
D13: Tilje to Koto (2600m) – 5 to 6 Hours / 17km
D14: Koto to Meta (3560m) – 8 to 9 hours / 20km
D15: Meta to Phu (4050m) – 8 to 9 hours / 19km
D16: Explore and acclimatise
D17: Phu to Nar Phedi (3750m) – 7 to 8 hours / 21km
D18: Nar Phedi to Nar (4150m) -3 to 4 hours / 8km
D19: Nar to Ngawal (3675m) via Kang La pass (5306m) – 9 to 10 hours / 19.5km
D20: Ngawal to Chame (2670m) – 6 to 7 hours / 23km
D21: Drive Chame to Kathmandu– 9 hours,



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