Overview

Trekkers looking to explore the most challenging sections passing through the rugged trails in the Himalayan region will appreciate the rigors of the Manaslu round trip.Passing through remotre locations offers often unseen and mesmerizing scenery of the Manaslu region. As the path is more arduous, the villages are less touristic and offer tremendous insight into the local cultures and customs of the Tibetan descendants. Push you limits and explore the nature and views offered from Nupri including panoramic views of the Annapurna Range and the impressive pass of Larkya La to get the most out of your trip to Nepal.

Trip Facts

  • Destnation: Nepal
  • Activities: Trekking
  • Duration: 21 + Days
  • Region: Other
  • Best Season: Spring / Summer / Autumn
  • Group Size: 01+ Pax

Itinerary

OPTION 1 TSUM VALLEY (19 DAYS)

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & Transfer to Hotel (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and permit Preparation
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Arughat to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft):8-9 hours
Day 04: Soti Khola to Machha Khola (870m/2,952ft): 6-7 hours
Day 05: Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m/7676 ft): 6-7 hours
Day 06: Jagat to Chisopani (1660m/5,445ft): 4-5 hours
Day 07: Chisopani to Chumling (2,386m/7,827ft): 6 - 7 hours
Day 08: Chumling to Chokhangparo (3,010m/9,903ft): 4-5 hours
Day 09: Chokhangparo to Nile (3,361m/11,058ft): 5-6 hours
Day 10: Nile to Mu Gompa (3,700m/12,174ft): 3 hours
Day 11: Mu Gompa, sightseeing
Day 12: Mu Gompa to Burgi Village (3,245m/10644 ft) via Milarepa cave: 5 hours
Day 13: Burgi village -Chumling (2,386/7,827ft): 5-6 hours
Day 14: Chumling to Philim (1,570m/5,103ft): 6-7 hours
Day 15: Philim to Khorlabesi(970m/3182ft: 6-7 hours
Day 16: Khorlabesi to Soti Khola (700m/2,296ft): 6-7 hours
Day 17: Soti Khola to Arughat to Kathmandu (600m/1,968ft): Walk 4 hours and 6 hour drive
Day 18: Rest day in Kathmandu
Day 19 departure


OPTION 2 MANASLU CIRCUIT ( 17-19 DAYS)

Day 1: arrive in kathmandu (1300 m)
Day 2: Permit apply and city tour (1300 M)
Day 3 KTM - Arughat - Soti Khola 710m ( 8-9 hours drive)
Day 4 Soti Khola – Machha Khola 930m (5 hour walk)
Day 5 Machha Khola – Jagat, 1440 (6 hour walk)
Day 6 Jagat – Deng, 1860 ( 6 hour walk)
Day 7 Deng – Namrung, 2560 ( 6 hour walk)
Day 8 Namrung – Shyala 3500 (4 hour walk)
Day 9 Shyala – Samagaon,3530m Optional rest day in Sama – Manaslu Basecamp excursion.
Day 10 Sama – Samdo, via Manaslu Basecamp, Samdo 3800 ( 4 hour walk)
Day 11 Samdo – Larkye Phedi 4460 ( 4 hour walk)
Day 12 Larkye Phedi – Bimthang, 3700 ( 8 hour walk)
Day 13 Bimthang – Dharapani (1860m)– on Annapurna Circuit) ( 7 to 8 hrs

After arriving in Dharapani you have multiple choices you can drive to besisahar if you are tired of walk and in rush , there are jeeps running in this trail frequently
Day 14: Dharapani – Besisahar by jeep( 6-7 hours)
Day 15: Besisahar to kathmandu ( 6 hour drive)
Day 16: Kathmandu rest day
Day 17: flight back to home

OR, you can more hike from Dharapani to Besisahar and take a ride to kathmandu

Day 14 Dharapani - Ghermu (1100m/3608 ft): 7 hrs
Day 15 Ghermu - Besisahar (800m/2625 ft): 4 hrs
Day 16 Drive Besisahar to Kathmandu by bus: 7/8 hrs
Day 17: Besisahar to kathmandu ( 6 hour drive)
Day 18: Kathmandu rest day
Day 19: flight back to home

After arriving in Dharapani you can walk more to Manang valley & explore the jewels of Manang / annapurna circuit like Tilicho lake and Thorong La Pass if you like real adventure once in a life

Bimthang to Tilije [2300m/7544 ft]: 5 - 6 hours
Tilije to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft) 6-7 hours
Chame-Pisang(3,700m/12,139ft): 5-6 hours
Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft): 4-5 hours
Manang to Siri Kharka (4060m/13,320ft): 4-5 hours
Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m/13,583ft): 5-6 hours
Visit to Tilicho Lake (4,949m/16,138 ft) then back to Siri Kharka: 5-6 hours
Siri kharka to Yak kharka (4040m/13,020ft):4-5 hours
Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi: (4420m/14501ft): 3-4 hours
Thorong Phedi to Muktinath (8-9 hours): Drive to Jomsom (2,743m/8,999 ft: 1 hour
Jomsom to Pokhara: 25 minutes by flight
Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hours
Kathmandu free day
Departure

OPTION 3 MANASLU & TSUM VALLEY (24-26 DAYS)

Day 1: arrive in kathmandu (1,300m)
Day 2: Permit apply and city tour (1,300m)
Day 3 KTM - Arughat - Soti Khola 710m ( 8-9 hours drive)
Day 4: Soti Khola – Machhakhola 930m ( 5 hours walk)
Day 5:Machhakhola – Thulo Dhunga (4 hours walk)
Day 6:Thulo Dhungga – Philim (1,590m/ (6 hours walk)(checkpoint & 1st night in Tsum)
Day 7:Philim – Chumling (2363m( 8 hrs walk) 2nd night in Tsum
Day 8:Chumling – Chhokang Paro(3010m/ ( 6 hours walk) 3rd night in Tsum
Day 9: Chhokang Paro – Mu Gompa (3700 m)( 6-7 hours trekking) 4th night in Tsum Valley)
Day 10: Mu Gompa – Lar (3245m) (3 to 4 hrs trekking ) 5th night in Tsum
Day 11: Lar – Chumling (2386 m) (9 hrs trekking (6th night in Tsum)
Day 12: Chumling – Pewa(2000 m) ( 5-6 hours) (left Tsum valley & start Manaslu trek 5 to 6 hrs trekking
Day 13: Pewa – Ghap (2500m) (5 to 6 hrs)
Day 14 :Ghap – Lho (3180 m) (5 to 6 hrs)
Day 15 :Lho – Sama (Ryo)(3520m) (3 to 4 hrs).
Day 16 :Sama (Ryo) – Samdo (3850m) ( 3 hr walk) (stop to acclimatise)
Day 17 :Rest day in Samdo – climb towards Lajyung Pass (5120m) on Tibet border
Day 18 :Samdo – Dharamsala (4460m) – 3 hours trek (stop to acclimate) scout Larkya La
Day 19: Dharamsala – Larkya La (5160m) – Bimthang ( 3720m)(7 to 9 hours)
Day 20: Bimthang – Dharapani (1860m)– on Annapurna Circuit) ( 7 to 8 hrs)

After arriving in Dharapani you have multiple choices you can drive to beshishar if you are tired of walk and in rush , there are jeeps running in this trail frequently

Day 21: Dharapani – Beshishar by jeep( 6-7 hours)
Day 22: Beshishar to kathmandu ( 6 hour drive)
Day 23: Kathmandu rest day
Day 24: flight back to home

OR , you can more hike from Dharapani to Besisahar and take a ride to kathmandu

Day 21 Dharapani - Ghermu (1100m/3608 ft): 7 hrs
Day 22 Ghermu - Besisahar (800m/2625 ft): 4 hrs
Day 23 Drive Besisahar to Kathmandu by bus: 7/8 hrs
Day 24: Besisahar to kathmandu ( 6 hour drive)
Day 25: Kathmandu rest day
Day 26: flight back to home

After arriving in Dharapani you can walk more to Manang valley & explore the jewels of Manang / annapurna circuit like Tilicho lake and Thorong La Pass if you like real adventure once in a life

Bimthang to Tilije [2300m/7544ft]: 5 - 6 hours
Tilije to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft) 6-7 hours
Chame-Pisang(3,700m/12,139ft): 5-6 hours
Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft): 4-5 hours
Manang to Siri Kharka (4060m/13,320ft): 4-5 hours
Siri Kharka to Tilicho Base Camp (4140m/13,583ft): 5-6 hours
Visit to Tilicho Lake (4,949m/16,138 ft) then back to Siri Kharka: 5-6 hours
Siri kharka to Yak kharka (4040m/13,020ft):4-5 hours
Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi: (4420m/14501ft): 3-4 hours
Thorang Phedi to Muktinath (8-9 hours): Drive to Jomsom (2,743m/8,999 ft: 1 hour
Jomsom to Pokhara: 25 minutes by flight
Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hours
Kathmandu free day
Departure

Includes

  • Airport pick up & Transfer to hotel
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis (Tourist Standard Hotel to Five Star deluxe Hotel in Kathmandu as you prefer)
  • Government license holder Trekking Guide.
  • Trekking porter /Sherpa who will carry your bag pack during the trekking.
  • Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
  • Tea house , Lodge, Tent accommodation as per the requirement.
  • Trekker’s Information Management system (TIMS)
  • Conservation area fee & all essential permits as per Nepal Government rule.
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Good Karma Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)&( optionally if you have your own bags, down jackets and wants to use your own you are free to bring them)
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary
  • Trekking guide and porters accommodation, fare, meal, equipments and salary & Insurance
  • All program as mentioned in itinerary.
  • Government Tax and office service charge.
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Airport drop

Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, Soft drinks such as cola, , shower & any Purely personal nature expenses etc)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees in Kathmandu to any temples and monastery

Trip Note

Travellers Reviews

Richard Corbett
3 weeks ago -

From the moment we stepped outside Kathmandu airport we knew we were in good hands. Raj and his professional team had taken care of everything. Our trek to Everest Base Camp is one we will remember for a long time. From accomodation, to meals, guide and porters. Everything went smoothly. Even the tricky weather in Lukla didn't hold us up too much. The tour of Kathmandu was great and we especially enjoyed the opening dinner that Raj planned for us.

I highly recommend Good Karma Trekking.

We are planing to return to Nepal and trek the Annapurna Circuit. We will definitely book with Raj and Good Karma Trekking again.

Agata Wilk
3 weeks ago -

Best travel agency, very helpful and friendly staff. They offer great possibilities for trekking, excursions, help take care of all permits. Great company, wonderful trip, friendship for life. I would recommend!

Grant Jasiunas
2 years ago -

Booked my first trip to Nepal with Good Karma after some recommendations on Tripadvisor. From my first email I was impressed with the level of attention I received and how flexible they were (something I couldn't get with several other other companies I and contacted). Had a great trip including sightseeing in Kathmandu and trekking to Everest base camp, and everything went extremely smoothly (except for the weather). Just returned from my second trip there and already planning my third. Its an amazing country, and Raj and the Good Karma team made it a great experience. Happy to answer any questions people have.

Jim Duff
2 years ago -

Kind, attentive, honest, dedicated attention is awaiting on your travels with Good Karma. I went to the Everest Base Camp(14 days), Bhutan (4 days) and the Chitwan game preserve (3 days) with them and was very well treated at a great price.

I recommend them for travel in Nepal under reliable conditions.

I will be glad to answer any inquiries on their subject.

Laxmi Prasad Kandel
a year ago -

A perfect travel partner on the foothills of Hiamalayas. I can proudly recommend my near and dear to Good Karma. Thanks a lot Good karma for excellent services on our trek.

Hexe Ella
2 years ago -

I have traveled in many countries, but my experience in Nepal was special, thanks to Raj and his team who organized the exceptional way to all desired goals in this expedition which I had in Nepal and Tibet this autumn. I hope with all my heart to revisit again because I really miss Nepal. I started learning Hindi language since a few days.

So, Raj, Biji, I feel like I will visit you again! There are a lot of places that I have not seen yet! GOOD KARMA TREKKING is the best Agency for me!

Lauren Hsu
2 years ago -

Raj was knowledgeable and more than accommodating during our travels. We used Good Karma Trekking to book a trek to Annapurna, do white water rafting, and visit the elephants. It was one of the best trips I've had in my life and I've been to over 50 countries now. I would strongly recommend them to anyone who is traveling to Nepal and seeking a professional and friendly travel agency

Samuel Quiroga
2 years ago -

BOOKING WITH KARMA: I booked a one-person tour to the Annapurna Circuit during the off season in August. During my inquiries with various trekking companies, Raj from Good Karma replied promptly and was always making sure that my needs were met before, during and after the trek. He was very flexible with whatever mode of transportation I desired to use even if it was just a couple of days in advance (including a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu with two days notice) . THE TOUR: The tour itself was amazing. True, the Annapurna Circuit can be done with no guide. But Raj provide me with none other than a Sherpa guide would allowed for easy communication with locals and got the best rooms and meals in all the lodges. He also knew where the shortcuts are and made sure my safety was a priority (specially with altitude sickness). TRANSPORTATION : Always keep in mind that Nepal is not the most developed nation in terms of infrastructure and road systems. I highly recommend getting a private vehicle. The drivers that Raj provides are some of the best I've seen even though they drive like maniacs. I felt relatively safe compared to a tourist bus/local bus. These are worse and the safety standards are very low OVERALL: I highly recommend this tour company. Make sure you communicate with Raj constantly so he knows what your needs are.

Paul Greco
2 years ago -

Had an unforgettable experience trekking the Annapurna Circuit with Good Karma in 2012. Nabraj and his team are knowledgable, passionate and great hosts, and are genuine in providing the best experience possible. They went above and beyond to cater to our interests and provided outstanding hospitality. Nabraj has become a good friend since, we are regularly in touch and I look forward to joining Good Karma on a trek again soon!

Razvan Marc
2 years ago -

I worked with Good Karma Trekking a few years ago when they organized a trip through Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan for me and a group of almost 30 people. They were the best choice for our trip. The hotels they booked, the accommodation, the vehicles used for our transportation were all top class. Raj and his team really know their country (and the neighboring countries) and are able to custom made programs that suit each and every individual on a group, no matter the size. We particularly enjoyed the trips around Kathmandu valley, up to Nagarkot, down in the jungle in Chitwan and resting at the foot of Anapurna in Pokhara. Raj even organized some trips that were not in the initial schedule and which were greatly appreciated - for instance the visit to Kopan Monastery in Kathmandu.

I was also on the group that took a tour of Tibet with Good Karma Trekking. Everything went smooth, from crossing the border into China to altering the program so we could stay at a lower altitude when some of our colleagues felt sick.

For all of us on that trip Raj also became a good friend and we kept in touch ever since.

Whenever I hear someone thinking of visiting Nepal I always recommend Good Karma Trekking. I am also sure that next time myself and any other member of the group would want to go to the Himalayan region Good Karma Trekking would be our first choice.

Good job, Good Karma Trekking!

Dj Hewey
2 years ago -

I went on a one month trip to Nepal with Good Karma Trekking, and I must say it was really amazing! Well worth the time and the cost of traveling there! Part of what made my experience so wonderful was the guide that I had. His name is Raj Ghimire, and he is the sole proprietor of GOOD KARMA TREKKING LTD. He is a truly honest guy, with a very kind heart, and I believe that he would give you the BEST Nepal experience, no matter where in the country you want to travel. When my friends and I were over there, he treated us like family (no, I'm not exaggerating), and I still stay in touch with him. His rates are GREAT too! And if you need porters, tea house reservations, or a personal driver to show you Kathmandu or Chitwan Park, he did ALL of these arrangements for us.

Go with Raj, he will take care of you!

Marina Vasile
2 years ago -

This was literally the best experience I've had with a travel company anywhere in the world. They are efficient, culturally smart and very friendly. They even went out of their way to help with issues that were not necessarily part of our contract. I will definitely trust them to organize any trip for me in the future.

mike francey
3 years ago -

Good Karma organized everything for my trip including city tours, travel, hotels and trekking. They were very professional and helpful creating a trip that included what i wanted to see and not just the standard itinerary. The owner Raj even helped bargain for lower prices on souvenirs and trekking equipment while i was in Kathmandu. He also showed me some of his favorite restaurants and some of the local specialties and offered me some wild honey from his home town. The trek went great and the guide was very knowledgeable about the trails and flora and fauna of the himalayas. I have done a trip with abovethehimalays before and the service and price of Good Karma was much better. I would suggest this company to anyone looking for an authentic experience.

Szilágyi Palkó Pál
2 years ago -

We had a great experience with Good Karma Trekking in Kathmandu, Nepal. Raj, the owner of the company, was very helpful. He has an excellent knowledge about the Kathmandu area, and generally about Nepal. He is more than a usual travel agency, passionate about his work, and about promoting the Nepal sights. I am sure that we will use his services again when we return to Nepal, hopefully soon.

Bijaya Ghimire
2 years ago -
Your Good Karma always brings you upto Good Karma trekking. Leave everything on their hand and simply discover your Good Karma. They are perfect to plan your Nepal, Tibet, India and Bhutan program.
Michel Wasylyszyn
2 years ago -

I met Raj in Kathmandu through a mutual friend and I've been amazed by his hospitality and generosity. They gave me all the informations I needed about the transportation, treks and more! Thank you for your kindness and your support and I really hope to meet you again! Cheers

Melissa John
2 years ago -

Fantastic experience with Good Karma Trekking. Always keen to help and to make sure you are well taken care of in Nepal. Would not hesitate to recommend them to friends and family!

czabaka
2 years ago -

I was In Nepal last year and I really enjoyed the time. I must say that the service offered by Good Karma Trekking is excellent. I would recommend it to all, if you went to Nepal.

Alvin Obed
2 years ago -

I used Good Karma Trekking for a first trip to Nepal in Nov 2011 and from the moment of contact the trip went very smoothly. I would highly recommend this company and would be happy to be contacted independently to provide a review.

Oleg D
2 years ago -

A good company, thoroughly recommended. Their 16 day tour is ideal for first time visitors. Reasonably priced tours.

Naoise Hart
5 years ago -

Went to the Everest Base Campo with them its was fantastic

Daniel San Martín
2 years ago -

En 2012 tuve el agrado de conocer a Nabraj Ghimire en Katmandú. Su ayuda en una país desconocido me sirvió de mucho. Es una persona honesta y desinteresada que realiza su trabajo con vocación.

Yongin Kwon
2 years ago -

믿을만한 친구가하는 일입니다. 네팔에서 가격차이 그리 심하지 않습니다. 가장 싼 곳을 찾기보다, 안전함과 신뢰도, 그리고 만족도를 높이세요. :) It's great to do the trekking nad!!! :)

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a week ago -

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