Manaslu Circuit Alternative Trail after Road Construction!

  • Sep 16, 2020
  • Karna Rana

Are you concerning for road construction at Manslu Trekking route? Are you looking for update information about Manslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trekking trail after road building?? 

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As the plan of Nepal government to connect India and China (Tibet) by road, a highway has been building since 2010 route passing through Tsum Valley, Gorkha. From the 180 km total length of road, 80 kilometers has build so far. By the road construction the first part of Manaslu Trekking has affected.

As you know Manaslu trekking is one of the “Off the Batten Trekking Trail” in the world.  The trekkers from the different corner of the world come here for the peaceful environment with mountain scenery, unspoiled culture and to touch the Mother Nature. Even road is the best things for the local people to make their life batter but for the trekkers road construction is not good walking through the dusty and noisy. For win-win game local and trekkers, the alternative trail of Manaslu has been developing from Arughat to Manbu village (700m), (there is direct bus Kathmandu to Manbu every day, you may take direct or drive to Arughat), Yarsa (1877m) Kashigaun (1800m), Kashigaun to Karauja (2074m) and on fourth day join main trail of Manaslu at Dobhan from Karauja (2074m) or Rumchet. The Manaslu alternative trail goes through the rural village’s inhabitant of Gurung and Ghale ethnic with their unique culture, live hood dating back to centuries and breathtaking mountains scenery.

There are basic home stay facilities available every house, who can host up to 3 to 4 trekkers with basic accommodation and Nepali meal “Dal-Bhat”, bread, Noodles, Potatoes, egg. For bigger group more than 4 people suggested to bring tent and mattress for this part. As you are trekking in the remote area of Nepal, please try to accommodate whatever available at local area. This trip would be one of the most memorable experiences for your life time. 

Here is a List of Manaslu Region Trek:

  1. Manaslu Circuit Trek -17 Days
  2. Short Manaslu Circuit Trek -11 Days
  3. Manaslu Circuit with Tsum Valley Trek -26 Days
  4. Tsum Valley Trek -15 Days
  5. Manaslu Circuit Side Trip -23 Days

There is another route to the Manaslu Circuit Trek from Barpak and Larpak village via Singla Pass (3050m). Barpak is EP center of devastating in 2015; it is the homeland of Victoria crosses winners Gaje Ghale.

According to find out of server team and our experience after field visit, Nepal Mother House suggests following Alternative Route for the Manaslu Circuit and Tsum Valley Trip. You never regret taking this route to Manaslu Trekking. 

[I] Manaslu Trekking Alternative Route after Road Construction - 15 Days
Day 00:  Arrival at Kathmandu.
Day 00: Trekking preparation and permit paper work day.
Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to either Sotikhola or Manbu (700m), by local bus - 8 to 9 Hours or you may hire a jeep for much more comfortable journey.
Day 02: Trek Sotikhola / Manbu to Kashigaun (1800m) – 7 to 8 Hours, having Lunch at Yarsa village (1877m)
Day 03: Trek Kashigaun to Rumchet - 8 to 9 Hours, Having Lunch at Karauja (2074m)
Day 04: Trek from Runchet to Dobhan (1070m) - 5 to 6 Hours
Day 05: Trek Doban to Philim (1,570 m) -5 to 6 Hours
Day 06: Trek Philim to Deng (1865m) - 4 to 5 Hours
Day 07: Trek Dang to Ghap (2165m) - 4 to 5 Hours
Day 08: Trek Ghap to Lho (3180m) – 5 to 6 Hours
Day 09: Trek Lho to Sama Gaon (Ro) (3525m) - 5 to 6 Hours
Day 10: Explore day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization
Day 11:  Trek Sama Gaun to Samdo (3850m) - 4 to 5 Hours
Day 12: Trek Samdo to Dharamsala High Camp (Larkya Phedi) (4460m) - 4 to 5 Hours
Day 13: Trek Larkey Phadi to via Larkya La (4930m) to Bimtang (3590m) - 7 to 8 Hours
Day 14: Trek Bimtang to Tilje (2300m) - 7 to 8 Hours
Day 15: Trek Tilje to Dharapani (1930m) – 1 ½ to 2 hours and drive to Besisahar (825m) - 2 to 3 hours again drive Besisahar to Kathmandu -5 to 6 Hours
Day 00: Your own destination.

[II] Manaslu Trekking Alternative Route after Road Construction - 16 Days
Day 00: Arrivel at TIA in Kathmandu.
Day 00: Trekking preparation day, Permit and paper work and Guide introduction.
Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Baluwa (755m) -9 to 10 Hours public bus drive/Private Jeep.
Day 02: Trek Baluwa to Barpak (1950m) - 5 to 6 Hours
Day 03: Trek Barpak to Laprak (2100m) – 6 to 7Hours.
Day 04 Trek Laprak to Singla (3050m) -4 to 5 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse or home stay
Day 05: Trek Singla to Hot spring/Tatopani (990m) -5 to 6 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse or home stay
Day 06: Trek Tatopani to Philim (1,570 m) -5 to 6 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse (Enter in Manaslu Restricted Area).
Day 07: Trek Philim to Ghap (2165m) - 6 to 6 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse
Day 08: Trek Ghap to Lho (3180m) 5 to 6 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse
Day 09: Trek Lho to Sama Gaon (3525m) - 5 to 6 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse
Day 10: Explore day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization, may visit Manaslu Base Camp. Stay at Teahouse
Day 11: Trek Sama Gaun to Samdo (3850m) - 4 to 5 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse
Day 12: Trek Samdo to Dharamsala (Larkya Phedi) (4460m) - 5 to 6 Hours at Tea house
Day 13: Trek Sharmashala to via Larkya La (4930m) to Bhimtang (3590m) - 8 to 9 Hours at Teahouse   (Exit from Manaslu Restricted Area).
Day 14: Explore day at Bhimtang (3590m)
Day 15: Bimphadi to Tilje (2300m) - 6 to 7 Hours stay overnight at Teahouse
Day 16: Trek Tilje to Dharapani (2130m) - 1 ½ to 2 hours and drive to Beshisahar 3 to 4 hours. Again drive back to Kathmandu -6 to 7 hours (Enter in Annapurna main Trekking Trail)

If you require more information, please feel free to contact us any time at Nepal Mother House Treks.  As we are local from Gorkha, we are more than happy to share our experience with you.

Karna Rana

Karna Rana

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I am Karna Rana Trekking Tour Operator and Mountain Guide, specialize for Trekking, Tour, Travel in Nepal, Hiking in the Himalayan and others Outdoor Activities including, Peak Climbing, Expedition, Adventure Trekking, Rafting, etc. applying my field expiring since 2000. Meanwhile, I have completed my Master’s degree in Rural Development (2016) from Tribhuvan University of Kathmandu, Nepal’s leading educational institution. Now, I have been applying my field experience in tourism, especially in remote areas of the country for sustainable eco- tourism for local empowerment. I enjoyed writing blog own word sharing my travel experience in the Himalayan, aiming to provide right information and help to the Nepal Traveler.

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