Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley

Greetings – I’m looking for a trekking partner(s) to join me on the Manaslu Trek leaving Kathmandu on 15 November. I have friends in Nepal and can handle the logistics (minimal) or happy to join another person / group.

I’ve been to Nepal a bunch of times and have completed a number of treks. I’m easy going, fit – not a super fast or slow hiker, and love the mountains. Below is the itinerary:

15 November: Drive to Aarughat
16 November: Trek to Sotikhola
17 November: Trek to Machhakhola/ 5 hours
18 November: Trek to Thulo Dhungga/ 4 hours trekking;
19 November: Trek to Philim/ 6 hours trekking (checkpoint & 1st night in Tsum valley)
20 November: Trek to Chumling (Tsum valley) 8 hrs trekking
21 November: Trek to Chhokang Paro (3031m ) (Tsum valley) ~ 6 hrs trekking
22 November: Trek to Mu Gompa (3700 m) (Tsum Valley)/ 6-7 hrs trekking
23 November: Trek to Lar (3245) (Tsum valley)/ 3 to 4 hrs trekking. (stayed in Mu Gompa until early afternoon
24 November: Trek to Chumling (2386 m) (Tsum valley) 9 hrs trekking,
25 November: Chumling – Pewa ( 2000 m) (left Tsum valley & start Manaslu trek ~ 5 to 6 hrs trekking;
26 November: Pewa – Ghap (2500m) – 5 to 6 hrs;
27 November: Ghap – Lho Gau (3180 m) – 5 to 6 hrs
28 November: Trek to Samagompa (3500meters) 6 hours.
29 November: Trek to Manaslu Base Camp and Back to Samagompa
30 November: Trek to Smado (4200meters) 6 hours.
1 December: Trek to Dharmasala.
2 December: Cross Larkya La (5215meters) and trek Bhimthang (3590meters) 9/10 hours.
3 December: Trek to Tilje (3900meters) 5 hours. (Manaslu finish)
4 December: Trek to Tal (1725meters) 5 hours and drive to Pokhara.





5 replies
  1. Hello Nathaniel, I am interested in doing a organized Manaslu Circuit Trek starting in Kathmandu on the 16th of November and lasting 12 days. Maybe you want to join? Best regards Pascal

  2. Hi Nathaniel
    I am thinking of doing either the Manaslu circuit or Manaslu/tsum valley similar to your plan. I get to KTM on Nov 12. I have been to Nepal many times doing treks independently such as Everest 3 passes, Annapurna circuit/Tilicho lake / Annapurna sanctuary, Langtang/Gosainkund/Helambu. I was thinking of doing a trek organized by Mountain Mart but am open to change.
    What range of costs are you expecting/is your plan a tea house stay??

  3. Hello Nathaniel, I am interested to do either the Tsum valley trek or Manaslu circuit but can’t start before 17th November (arriving in Kathmandu on the 15th) plus I need to be back in K. by the 2nd of December. If that is an option for you too, I would be happy to share costs & plans! Let me know, Maja

  4. Hello,
    are you set on leaving the 15th?
    What pace are you aiming for?



    • Hi Catharine – I tried to private message you, but for some reason I cannot. Please email me as soon as possible if you’d like to join us – We have six people going together right now. We all met on here. Three Americans, two Australians, and a Spaniard – breakdown is two women and four men right now. I need to get you in touch immediately with the trekking company and also loop you in on our meeting plans. We are 100% set on departing Kathmandu on 15 November.