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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 Trek Itinerary – 18 days (recommended)

What is the best itinerary for the Manaslu Trek? According to Guy Shachar who trekked Manaslu in September and October 2011, 18 days gives a good balance of walking hours, acclimatisation, time to enjoy the views and complete side trips. You can also do in less time or more time, but 18 seems to be the optimum number of sunsets and sunrises to get you from Kathmandu back to Kathmandu. Of course if you are tea-house trekking, you have great flexibility with your itinerary.

Take a look at his descriptive recommended itinerary on his website. He lists the sleeping villages as follows:

  1. Drive KTM from Arughat
  2. Lapubeshi
  3. Tatopani
  4. Jagat
  5. Ekle Bhatti
  6. Bihi Phedi
  7. Namrung
  8. Lho
  9. Samagaon
  10. (+ rest day – Manaslu base camp visit…)
  11. Samdo
  12. (+ rest day – Tibetan border walk…)
  13. Dharamshala / Larkya Phedi
  14. Bimtang
  15. Gowa
  16. Tal
  17. Syange
  18. Return to Kathmandu

Probably you could shave the 17th day off.

5 Responses

  1. Tsering said on January 4, 2014 at 6:27 am

    Hello,

    I am hoping do a Manaslu trek in March 2014. I will be starting the trip from Pokhara. Really would like to include MBC and Tibet border visit in my trek. I am steady paced hiker. Is it realistically possible to do this in 14 days?

    Thanks in advance.
    Tsering

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  2. Tsering said on January 4, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Hello,

    I am hoping do the Manaslu trek in March 2014. I will be starting the trip from Pokhara. Really would like to include MBC and Tibet border visit in my trek. I am steady paced hiker. Is it realistically possible to do this in 14 days?

    Thanks in advance.
    Tsering

    Reply
    • Till said on January 22, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      Hey,

      I can’t answer your question but maybe you can answer mine.
      I’m going to do the trek in march as well. Do you anything about this climate during this time of the year?
      do you think that you need a downjacket to cross the pass?

      thanks in advance

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  3. Mika said on February 16, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Hi, I’m planning to trek this in Sept… Below information might be useful

    http://matadornetwork.com/trips/all-you-need-to-know-to-trek-the-manaslu-circuit-in-nepal/

    http://tsumvalley.org/

    http://fedup.com.au/images/stories/nepal/ManasluTsumValleyTrek.pdf

    http://www.tsumvalleyhomestay.com/local-foods

    we’re doing 23days to Dharapani include all side trips incl Ganesh and Manaslu base camp, Rui La, Pungyen Gompa and Hot Springs as well.

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  4. lawrence said on February 24, 2014 at 12:53 am

    Important to carry a down jacket at that height (may save your life) jacket available for $60 at
    shonas alpine in kathmandu

    http://www.lonelyplanet.com/nepal/kathmandu/shopping/sports-outdoor/shonas-alpine-rental

    Reply

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