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Join IFMGA-certified guide Jyamchang on a 21-day trek of the complete circuit around Manaslu, the world's 8th highest mountain. A beautiful secluded route!
Let me welcome you to Manaslu’s newly opened route! Join me on a 21-day trek of the complete circuit of Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world.
Manaslu (8163 m) was first climbed in 1956 and since then has only been summited by a few westerners. Meaning “mountain of spirit,” Manaslu is often regarded as one of the most dangerous 8000 m peaks. But because of its lack of visitors, the remote trails surrounding the mountain are quiet and unspoiled.
In fact, the complete mountain circuit over the Larkya Pass is one of Nepal’s best kept secrets. There’s an incredible diversity of scenery, including sub-tropical foothills and arid high pasture. The secluded trail also passes through picture-perfect villages and awe-inspiring mountain views.
On this trek, we start in Arughat Bazaar and follow the grand Buri Gandaki River to the Deng village. Along the way, the river valley grows narrower and we’ll be able to walk high above the river on scenic paths. Then we’ll trek to the north, where the valley opens once again to show lovely alpine meadows and quaint Tibetan-style villages below the north face of the Manaslu mountain. Next, we’ll reach the large village of Samagaon and start to head west across the beautiful Larkya La route (5213 m). We’ll descend through alpine meadows in Binthang and then join the popular Annapurna circuit route for the last two days of the trip.
This program is suited for a fit and experienced walker, comfortable walking 4-6 hours a day with some longer days. The first half of the trek is at relatively low altitude but there are some steep parts. The Larkya La crossing is over rough glacier moraine and the descent is steep. I will help you acclimatize over the course of the trek. I also provide you with everything you need to camp. My staff includes guides, cook, and porters, so all the camp chores will be taken care of and you only need to carry your own daypack.
The Manaslu circuit trek is a great opportunity to get away from the crowds and enjoy Nepal’s remote mountainous landscape. You’ll experience a beautiful mix of nature and culture on this trek.
If this sounds like the ideal trek for you, don’t hesitate- send me a message now. I’m looking forward to planning our trip together.
Fully supported campsites
This trek is appropriate for a fit and experienced hiker comfortable walking 4-6+ hours per day.
I come from the East part of Nepal, between Makalu (8,470m) and Kangchenjunga (8,586m). I am IFMGA/UIAGM fully certified since 2009. I have 20+ experience of climbing in the Himalaya. I’ve climbed Mt Everest (7 times), Mt Cho Oyu in Tibet (2 times), Mt Ama Dablam (8 times), Baruntse (2 times), Island peak (15 times), Lobuche (10 times), Pokhalde (10 times), Mera peak (10 times), Mehera peak (5 times), Chulu far east (3 times), Mt Shishapangma until camp 3, Manaslu until 7200m, and Chulu West, Lhakpa ri and other another few more times.
I also have extensive experience of climbing in Europe: France, Italy, UK and Norway (where I work for three months during the summer as a glacier guide).
I'm also a technical mountain rescue coordinator for the 8000's.
It will be my pleasure to guide you through your journey whether for trekking, peak climbing or any mountaineering expedition. Get in touch and let's discuss about the purpose of your trip.
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After a year and a half of planning, a new attempt was made on Ama Dablam. This time a third person joined the climbing party. Acclimatisation on Lobuche gave us a foretaste of what the numerous pitches on Ama Dablam\'s steep terminal slopes would feel like. Good weather conditions and a swift Alpine style climb to C1, C2 and finally the summit concluded this project. Thank you so much Jyamchang for guiding us up there! The timing of the climb (before Autumn\'s commercial expeditions), choice of porters and additional logistics were once again very professional.
Siham et Noémie
Excellent guide, à la fois attentionné et motivant. Il a su s\'adapter à notre rythme tout en nous stimulant suffisamment pour qu\'on atteigne nos objectifs quotidiens. Il nous faisait un briefing journalier avec le programme du lendemain et ses difficultés éventuelles et une vérification de notre adaptation à l\'altitude (pouls, saturation en oxygène). Dès le premier jour, il a tout pris en charge tant du point de vue de l\'organisation des transports que des hôtels sans faux pas.
As some famous mountaineer once said about his Sherpa climbing partner, Jyamchang belongs to a new generation of Nepali guides who really love to climb. For them, mountaineering isn’t just about business. And that’s the reason why we got along very well whilst attempting the ascent of Ama Dablam in April 2017. We were lucky enough to be able to meet beforehand in Chamonix for a thorough check-up of the equipment and a briefing on the various logistics. I found him to be that kind of straight-to-the-point, smiling and organized person I was hoping to have as a guide and partner for an ambitious climb above 6000 meters, which I had only performed once before (on Island Peak). We met at the airport in Kathmandu and joined a good friend of mine and his trekking guide, who accompanied us during the acclimatization trip across the 3 passes and on to EBC. This gave us plenty of time to get our bodies accustomed to altitude. Jyamchang and I performed a daily health check-up to monitor the effects of altitude, a routine which I found to be very professional. We had agreed during our first Skype discussions that we were going to climb alpine style. That is minimum logistics, no fixed ropes etc. The idea of climbing a difficult mountain such as Ama Dablam without these facilitating artefacts strongly appealed to me, and I appreciated that Jyamchang pushed for this approach of the climb. This was not just pulling the client to the top of the mountain and then collecting the summit bonus. Unfortunately, due to poor weather conditions the day before summit day, we were unable to reach the summit. However, I found that Jyamchang’s attitude during the difficult descent with rapidly degrading weather conditions, and another party that we had to help descend, was again showing a professional and competent approach to the mountain environment. All in all, we had a great time in the beautiful surroundings of the Khumbu valley and may be climbing together again in a future expedition. I can strongly recommend Jyamchang for trekking and climbing elsewhere in the world (Jyamchang also guides in Norway). Martin, 32 - Belgium