Planning for Manaslu Circuit Trek on short shedule

Planning for Manaslu Circuit Trek on short shedule

I´m planning my trip to Nepal and exploring the different options on the trekking, and would really like to do the Manaslu circuit trekking. As I won´t be able to get more days off from work, I´m on a bit of a tight schedule, and was wondering if I could get some input from your experiences. I´m currently thinking about going the Friday the 28th of April until the 15th of May. Online I found a couple of options on doing the short version of the Manaslu trekking in 11 days, is this something you would recommend? I´m quite an experience hiker/climber fyi. I was also wondering how the permits would work, as I would only have around 17 days in Nepal in total, and I would be arriving on a Friday night/Saturday, I assume you cannot obtain them during the weekends right? So I would be able to start the trekking on the Tuesday afterwards?Are there any other challenging trekkings of around 13/14 days that you could recommend me or some local guides whom I could contact to talk through different types of possibilities?

3 replies on “Planning for Manaslu Circuit Trek on short shedule”

if its your first time to Nepal and trekking at altitude, the short version of Manaslu is definitely not a good choice, no matter how fit you are. Unless you do it in at least 14 days its too rushed for altitude gain and your walking days are long. Having said that you do always have the option to turn around if crossing pass is hampered by weather, your condition etc.
Plus you may not be aware that you need two people plus guide, or another ghost trekker. (google)

Manaslu circuit without som valley will be at least 14 days . You must go with a guid because it is a restricted ares and at least 2 travelers with the guid. The permits are expensive

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