Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal

I am thinking (tentative) of doing Manaslu Circuit Trek (incl a bit of Tsum valley) for about 22 days with following schedule:

17th Sept Arr KTM 2PM
18th Sept in KTM Permits etc.
19th Sept KTM to Arughat by early morning Bus
20th Sept Start Trek from Arughat or Sotithota of 22 days
11th Oct End trek at Besisahar
12th Oct Return to KTM

As permit requirements call for a group of minimum 2 trekkers looking to join with 1 or 2 others. Start date can vary between 19th to 22nd Sept 2014.

Some details and prev treks can be seen here:



2 replies
  1. Hi!

    We’re a couple looking to do Manaslu around that time and we’d like to join more people for it to save on the expense of the guide.

    One question: how far do you intend to go into Tsum valley (our preference is to go as far as possible).

    Another thing you should know: we’re thinking of joining up this trek with Annapurna, so from darapani to besi-sahar (about three days I think) you may be by yourself. I think at that point it’s alright since that stretch is part of Annapurna circuit.

    However, over the next 12 days or so we’ll be in the langtang, gosaikunde and helambu treks so we may not be available.



    • Hi Just saw your reply. I as looking for partner(s) to join together for Permit purpose. I don’t really need a Guide (for myself) as I can speak Hindi. But I do need a porter to carry my bag (due to my age 66). Still if my share of cost of Guide is not too high I can consider. Will call you, or the contact given by you, later today around 9:00AM Nepal time. I plan to reach Kathmandu on 17th Sept afternoon and then return latest by 12/13th Oct. After completing Manaslu circuit. How far into Tsum valley will depend on that. My contact no in Mumbai : Land: +91 22 21713178 and Mobile +91 98190 21576. Rgds KS. (PS: I did langtang, gosainkunda and helambu last year … was awesome!)