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The Manaslu Circuit Trek is the best all round tea-house hike in Nepal on the Great Himalaya Trail; the new Annapurna Circuit. No camping needed.

Manaslu update 15th June

This is all so far unconfirmed and unofficial.

A comprehensive survey of the trail is being completed now. It is likely that the main trail along the river between Arkhet Bazaar and Jagat will be diverted high along the east bank of the river due to landslides. This would affect tea-house trekking as the first two-four of days of trekking on that route has no established accommodation, and thus it is likely camping would be required. Additionally trail improvement work will likely be being completed at that time (to allow mules to safely pass), including the installation of a new suspension bridge.

What is clear is that concerned parties are working very hard indeed to return the landslide affected trekking trails and the trek in general to a good condition.

If you want to receive status updates when information becomes available so you can better plan your trek to Nepal, please fill in the form below.

For those needing more certainty and want to try another trek, try Dhorpatan, Kanchenjunga trek, the Annapurna treks, Mustang, Dolpa.

11 Responses

  1. david mogavero said on June 23, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Do you have a sense of what the status of the trail will be in early October?
    Will the portion of the trail that you said has been rerouted be using the trail that has teahouses by October?
    Do you know the scope of the damage to teahouses?
    Thank you.

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    • admin@manaslu said on June 24, 2015 at 12:31 am

      Hi David,
      My feeling is that october for general tourists is no go. The modified route seems to pass under a live landslide which is a risk. The trail will be diverted around by crossing the river twice. The bridge building project may only be completed at the end of November.

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  2. Peter Hill said on June 24, 2015 at 9:08 am

    Hi there

    On reading the update and your reply I’m still a bit confused. Are you saying that October is a total no go, i.e. the trail isn’t safe for trekkers or is it that the first four days require camping?

    I am planning on doing the Manaslu circuit in October and was intending on camping and using homestays with the assistance of a porter/guide. Are you advising against this? I have not been to Nepal before but have solid trekking experience.

    Thanks

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    • admin@manaslu said on July 5, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      Hi Peter,
      The first 50km will have no tea-houses. The route has been changed.
      There has been no survey that I know of of the rest of the tea-houses. If you have a tent, then I am sure you will be able to find food at all places.
      Still confusing at this end as monsoon is in full swing so nothing much happening. It is after monsoon when activity will start again and we’ll know more. Consider Kanchenjunga or Annapurna as a plan B trek and hang in there for Manaslu.

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      • Matej said on July 6, 2015 at 6:47 pm

        Any new information about progress or official statement?

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  3. Johannes Schneider said on July 16, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Peter,

    are you still planning going to Nepal. I wanted to do the Manaslu Circuit as well in October. But after reading this I consider doing Kanchenjunga. Do you want to make a private tour or are you interested in doing it with somebody else?

    if interestd contact me:
    johannes.schneider88(at)gmx.de

    kind regards
    Johannes

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  4. Anuj Ghale said on September 21, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Hi Guys,

    If you really want see Manaslu then, You can come and see from the back part. Earthquake did not effect this part.You can come to Manang then go to Bimtang which is the ending destination of Manaslu trek. You can rest in Bimtang and see the beautiful lakes along with other different mountains. You can make it up to 8 to 9 days of trek.
    Catch a 6:00am micro bus from Kathmandu( new bus park) up to Besishahar then from Besishahar off road jeep up to Dharapani. On the 2nd day lunch in Tilche village and rest in Goa. Then on the 3rd day you will reach Bimtang. Rest on Bimtang on 4th day and on the next day you can go to Pongar lake which will take you one whole day. Then on the 5th day you cam go and see the Larke Pass. On the 6th day rest on Bimtang and get ready to head down. Then on the 7th day back to Tilche village. On the 8th day back to Kathmandu.

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  5. Emelie Smits said on October 20, 2015 at 1:27 am

    I plan to do the Manaslu circuit trekking april 2016. Please keep me informed about the status of the trail.
    Thank you very much.
    Kind regards,
    Emelie Smits

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  6. Satya said on November 1, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    how would it be in march of 2016? considering doing it then

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    • admin@manaslu said on November 2, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      Fine I think. Good time to go. Just check the pass is clear with the Samdo internet cafe… google this site to learn more.

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