Manaslu Circuit – with a few days rest to hang with the locals in the villages

Hi there

My friend Andrea from Italy and myself would like to do Manaslu Circuit for 25 days, for this, as you most probably know, we are required to have a guide. The guide costs around $30USD/day so we are looking for 1-5 more people to bring the cost down.

We are planning on leaving on the 1st of november but this is flexible.

I’m a photographer here is my blog

Let me know if you’re interested.

We’re both pretty laid back kind of people so it should be a breeze.



8 replies
  1. Hey Anthony,
    I’m definitely interested to come! I,m traveling on my own and would like to go a bit more off the beaten track. 🙂 I’m in nagarkot now. Where are you at? Maybe we could meet first in pokhara or Kathmandu?

  2. Hi there Anthony…and Suzan.
    I am here in Kathamandu also trying to arrange the same trek, though I would like to do the side Tsum Valley as well. I just posted looking for companions minutes ago before seeing your post here.
    My local # here is: 9808-79-7019
    Let me know please!

  3. I am in KTM since oct 22 and looking for people for the Manaslu trek. If you guys are still in i would love to enter in contact with you. If any of you is currently in KTM we could meet and chat for a while, and maybe also do the permits paperwork together.

    I am Joan, male, 44, from Barcelona. I am more a mountaineer than a trekker but I want to do this trek in part for acclimatization purposes. If any of you is interested, I would like to climb Larkya peak nearby the Larkya pass at 5200m. the peak is over 6000m. Otherwise the trek only is fine for me too.

    My email
    My local phone 981276896


  4. Hi,
    This sounds really good. I am in pokhara at the moment, but am being increasingly but off with the numbers of people setting off on the annapurna circuit, and the manaslu sounds like an appealing escape.
    My email is

  5. also, am I right in saying that you are able to do the manaslu as a teahouse trek? Or are you thinking of camping?

  6. Hi Claire… I am having the same question. As far as I read, the Manaslu trek needs independent camping for several nights. Otherwise one can sleep on bhatis (small places used by locals) but I read they are so basic that it is often better co camp just closeby. bhatis can be full, so in this case you need tent and sleeping stuff anyway.

    This comes from lonely planet.

    Do any of you have more info?


  7. Hi everyone
    I’m sorry but it looks like my friend Andrea and I have found another group to go with.
    Claire to answer your question, Manaslu is now a tea house trek! But unlike Annapurna you legally have to take at least 1 guide and a minimum of 2 trekkers in total. As far as i’m aware and from the people that i’ve spoken to a guide costs no less than $25USD/day, and food+accom is $15-30USD/day and the permit is $10/day, and there are two extra permits you have to buy for manaslu which cost a flat rate of 2000NPR each ($20UD).

    Hope that helps everyone.
    Best of luck

  8. There is much more info here… but be aware that some of the info here is a year or more old so prices may have gone up and so forth.