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:
- Drive KTM from Arughat
- Ekle Bhatti
- Bihi Phedi
- (+ rest day – Manaslu base camp visit…)
- (+ rest day – Tibetan border walk…)
- Dharamshala / Larkya Phedi
- Return to Kathmandu
Probably you could shave the 17th day off.