Manaslu Circuit Trek for fit trekkers


I am arriving in Kathmandu on Friday, April 7h (morning) and leaving on Saturday, April 22th (evening).
I plan to start as soon as possible (April 8th or 9th morning), to be back in Kathmandu on Friday 21th (evening).
So there are 13 or 14 days left (in fact 11/12 days for hiking).

Ideally I would do the Manaslu circuit trek.
As far as I have studied the itinerary, I would start in Sotti Khola and finish in Dharapani.
I would come back later for details but I very much like that proposition : 10/manaslu-trek-fresh-info/ (I cut the link to avoid ads)
The idea would be to stay 2 nights in Same Gaun and the 2 night in Samdo in order to have 2 acclimatation and/or exploration days (Manaslu Base Camp / Layjung pass ).
So as it is said, this would be for “fit trekkers” but these 2 days could also be “off” or “quiet”.

About me : 36, French, I spent a lot of time hiking in the Alps and in South America up to 6000 m.

So I am looking for both a guide and/or agency for logistics and one or several trekking partners to share the permit and the costs.

If someone is interested, please contact me as soon as possible, so that we could speak about details (itinerary, agency, guide, permits…).



3 replies
  1. Here are the details :

    7th day in Kathmandu
    8th drive Kathmandu to Sotti Khola
    9th trek Sotti Khola – Machha Khola
    10h trek Machha Khola – Jagat
    11h trek Jagat – Deng
    12th trek Deng – Namrung
    13th trek Namrung – Lho
    14th trek Lho – Sama Gompa via Pung Gyen Gompa
    15th day in Sama Gompa / exploration : Manaslu BC
    16th trek Sama Gaun -Samdo
    17th day in Samdo / exploration Layjung pass
    18th trek Samdo- Dharmasala
    19th trek Dharmasal – Bimthang via via Larkya La
    20th trek Birthing – Tilje – Dharapani
    21th drive Dharapani – Kathmandu
    22th day in Kathmandu

    • Hi Charles, am still toying with dates but quite keen on Manaslu trek and definitely fall in the fit category. Do you have 3-4 spare days? I would be quite keen to include a 4-5 day side trip into the Tsum Valley, those would also help with acclimatization so we could shorten some of your suggested itinerary afterwards.

      Will also be posting for a slightly later trip and Three Pass since my arrival date is still in flux


  2. Hi Sylvain,
    Unfortunatley, I cannot stay longer in Nepal, so it won’t be possible for me to change the dates or to explore Tsum Valley. So I will stick to the itinerary above.