Manaslu Circuit Trek
My wife and I (both 30yr old Australians) are doing the Manaslu Circuit early-mid October.
We are planning on doing the Manaslu trek without the Tsum side valley. However, when we are trekking, we may decide to head up the valley for a little side trip if we feel like it. But probably not, as we don’t have heaps of time.
We have found an English speaking guide through ‘Visit Himalaya Treks’. The guide costs 30USD per day that includes all his food, accom etc. This cost is shared between all people on the trek. So more people = cheaper guide cost.
We pay extras for the guide and our public transport to the start and finish of the trek. I think we are paying the company to do this…we could probably save a few bucks by organising it ourselves, but I just couldn’t be bothered!
Additionally you need to get restricted area permits x 2 per person. This will cost around $150 USD per person. The trekking company is organising this also.
There is a $50 USD per person service charge also. (I guess this is the profit for the company for organising the guide and permits – fair enough). We organised all this from Australia, so we are probably not getting the 100% best deal, but the company seems good, so I’m happy.
We would consider another trekker or 2 or 3 joining us for the trip if you are keen. We are thinking the trip will be about 2 weeks of walking. We are kinds fit and don’t walk slowly, but not fast either. Although I guess everyone can walk at their own speed so long as we all get to the check points together with the guide?
We arrive in Kathmandu on 2nd October. Hoping to leave about the 6th .Reply