Manaslu Expedition

  • 42 Days
  • Nepal
  • Technical Challenging
  • Expedition
  • Exploring the Majestic Manaslu in Nepal: A Remarkable Expedition

    Embarking on a Manaslu Expedition is a dream come true for mountaineering enthusiasts. Mount Manaslu, also known as the "Mountain of the Spirit," stands tall as the eighth highest peak in the world. Situated in the breathtaking Nepalese Himalayas, this formidable mountain offers an exhilarating challenge for climbers seeking an extraordinary adventure.

    The Manaslu Expedition takes you on an awe-inspiring journey to conquer this magnificent peak. The expedition commences in Nepal, a country renowned for its stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage. As you venture into the heart of the Himalayas, you'll witness breathtaking vistas, experience the warmth of local hospitality, and challenge your physical and mental limits.

    The expedition to Mount Manaslu begins with a trek to the base camp, allowing you to gradually acclimatize to the increasing altitudes. The Manaslu Base Camp Trek offers a remarkable opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. As you traverse through picturesque villages and lush valleys, you'll witness the traditional lifestyle of the local communities and marvel at their resilience in the face of nature's might.

    The ascent toward the summit of Mount Manaslu is a test of endurance and determination. Our experienced guides and Sherpas will accompany you every step of the way, ensuring your safety and providing valuable guidance throughout the expedition. With their extensive knowledge of the region and mountaineering expertise, you can rest assured that you are in capable hands.

    During the Manaslu Expedition, you'll encounter various camps strategically placed to facilitate acclimatization and optimize your chances of a successful summit. The Mount Manaslu Expedition demands physical strength, mental fortitude, and technical skills. As you ascend higher, the rugged terrains, icy slopes, and challenging weather conditions will push your limits to the edge.

    The Manaslu Climbing Expedition is not only a personal conquest but also an opportunity to appreciate the raw beauty of nature. The Himalayas, with their majestic peaks and pristine glaciers, provide a captivating backdrop throughout the journey. With each step closer to the summit, the panoramic views become more awe-inspiring, leaving an indelible mark on your memory.

    One of the highlights of the Manaslu Expedition is reaching the summit itself. Standing atop Mount Manaslu, surrounded by the grandeur of the Himalayan peaks, is a moment of pure exhilaration and triumph. It is a testament to your perseverance, dedication, and the unwavering spirit that drives mountaineers to conquer these colossal summits.

    As an approved expedition by the United Nations Office (UNO), the Manaslu Expedition adheres to strict safety standards and ethical practices. Our commitment to responsible mountaineering ensures minimal impact on the environment and supports the sustainable development of local communities.

    The Mount Manaslu Expedition attracts climbers from around the globe who seek the thrill of conquering a Himalayan giant. It offers an unparalleled opportunity to challenge yourself, gain invaluable mountaineering experience, and forge lifelong bonds with fellow adventurers who share the same passion for exploration.

    In conclusion, the Manaslu Expedition in Nepal is an extraordinary adventure that combines the thrill of mountaineering with the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas. It is an experience that will test your limits, reward your determination, and leave you with unforgettable memories. Whether you are an experienced mountaineer or seeking your first high-altitude adventure, the Manaslu Expedition promises an unparalleled journey of self-discovery and triumph.


    Trip Highlights

    • Destination:              Mt. Manaslu Expedition 
    • Group Size:               Max. 10 person 
    • Maximum altitude:  8,163m. 
    • Grade:                        Mountaineering Expedition 
    • Season:                    Spring & Autumn
    • Accommodation:   Tea House Services & Camping 
    • Duration:                  42 Days



    • Location: Mount Manaslu is located in the Gorkha District of Nepal, in the Mansiri Himal range of the Himalayas.

    • Altitude: The summit of Mount Manaslu stands at 8,163 meters (26,781 feet) above sea level.

    • Stunning Scenery: The Manaslu region offers breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, deep valleys, and remote landscapes. As you climb, you will witness awe-inspiring panoramas of the surrounding Himalayan range.

    • Cultural Experience: The Manaslu region is home to diverse ethnic groups such as the Gurungs, Sherpas, and Tamangs. The local villages along the trekking route provide an opportunity to experience their unique cultures, traditions, and warm hospitality.

    • Challenging Climbing: Climbing Mount Manaslu is considered a highly challenging expedition due to its technical nature and the altitude. It requires prior mountaineering experience, physical fitness, and the support of an experienced climbing team.

    • Restricted Area: The Manaslu region is a restricted area in Nepal, and a special climbing permit is required to climb the mountain. The restriction is in place to preserve the natural and cultural heritage of the area.

    • Base Camp: The Manaslu Base Camp is located at approximately 4,800 meters (15,750 feet) and serves as a starting point for the climbing expedition. From there, climbers establish higher camps as they ascend the mountain.

    • Weather and Season: The climbing season for Manaslu typically falls in the autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) when the weather is more favorable with clear skies and stable conditions. However, it is essential to be prepared for extreme weather conditions and unexpected changes.

    • Safety and Acclimatization: Proper acclimatization and safety measures are crucial during the climb. Climbers need to allow for sufficient time to adjust to the altitude and be aware of potential risks, such as avalanches and high-altitude sickness.

    • Summit Achievement: Reaching the summit of Mount Manaslu is a remarkable accomplishment. It offers a sense of personal achievement and the opportunity to stand on one of the world's highest peaks, surrounded by the magnificent Himalayan landscape.

    These are just some of the highlights you can expect during the Manaslu Expedition. The journey offers a unique combination of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and unforgettable mountain vistas that will create lifelong memories.

    Outline Itinerary

    • Day 01:Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
    • Day 02:Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation
    • Day 03:Drive to Sotikhola (700m)
    • Day 04:Trek to Machha Khola (930m)
    • Day 05:Trek to Jagat (1,340m)
    • Day 06:Trek to Deng (1,860m)
    • Day 07:Trek to Namrung (2,630m)
    • Day 08:Trek to Sama Gaon (3,530m)
    • Day 09:Acclimatization Day in Sama Gaon
    • Day 10:Trek to Samdo (3,860m)
    • Day 11:Acclimatization Day in Samdo
    • Day 12:Trek to Dharamsala (4,460m)
    • Day 13:Rest and Acclimatization Day in Dharamsala
    • Day 14:14-35 Summit Climbing Phase; rotation of higher camp - acclimatization
    • Day 36:36-40 Clean up Base Camp and Trek back to Besisahar and Return to Kathmandu
    • Day 41:Celebration Banquet. Packing and final shopping in Kathmandu. Stay at hotel
    • Day 42:Departure from Kathmandu sharing goodbye's with new friends

    Detail Itinerary

    • Day 1Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel · Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
      · Transfer to your hotel.
      · Attend a briefing about the expedition.
      · Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
    • Day 2Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation· Explore the cultural and historical sites of Kathmandu.
      · Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites like Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
      · Complete any necessary permit procedures.
      · Prepare and organize the required climbing equipment.
      · Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
    • Day 3Drive to Sotikhola (700m)· Leave Kathmandu and drive to Sotikhola.
      · Enjoy scenic views along the way.
      · Overnight stay in Sotikhola.
    • Day 4Trek to Machha Khola (930m)· Begin your trek towards Machha Khola.
      · Pass through beautiful villages, forests, and terraced fields.
      · Cross the Machha Khola River and reach Machha Khola.
      · Overnight stay in Machha Khola.
    • Day 5Trek to Jagat (1,340m)· Continue trekking along the Budhi Gandaki River.
      · Pass through several suspension bridges and scenic landscapes.
      · Reach Jagat, a small village.
      · Overnight stay in Jagat.
    • Day 6Trek to Deng (1,860m)· Trek through lush forests and terraced fields.
      · Pass through villages like Philim and Ekle Bhatti.
      · Cross the Deng River and reach Deng village.
      · Overnight stay in Deng.
    • Day 7Trek to Namrung (2,630m)· Ascend through forests and cross several suspension bridges.
      · Enjoy panoramic views of Manaslu and other surrounding peaks.
      · Reach the village of Namrung.
      · Overnight stay in Namrung.
    • Day 8Trek to Sama Gaon (3,530m)· Trek through beautiful rhododendron and pine forests.
      · Pass through the villages of Lihi and Sho.
      · Reach Sama Gaon, a picturesque village with stunning mountain views.
      · Overnight stay in Sama Gaon.
    • Day 9Acclimatization Day in Sama Gaon· Acclimatization day for better adaptation to higher altitudes.
      · Explore the village and visit Pungyen Gompa.
      · Enjoy the views of Manaslu, Samdo, and other peaks.
      · Overnight stay in Sama Gaon.
    • Day 10Trek to Samdo (3,860m)· Trek through the beautiful valley with incredible mountain views.
      · Cross several streams and reach the village of Samdo.
      · Explore the village and interact with the locals.
      · Overnight stay in Samdo.
    • Day 11Acclimatization Day in Samdo· Another acclimatization day for altitude adjustment.
      · Take a short hike to higher altitudes and return to Samdo.
      · Rest and prepare for the higher sections of the expedition.
      · Overnight stay in Samdo.
    • Day 12Trek to Dharamsala (4,460m)· Ascend through rugged terrain and moraines.
      · Reach Dharamsala, also known as Larkya Phedi or Base Camp.
      · Enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
      · Overnight stay in Dharamsala.
    • Day 13Rest and Acclimatization Day in Dharamsala· Rest day for acclimatization and preparation for the summit push.
      · Final checks of climbing gear and equipment.
      · Overnight stay in Dharamsala.
    • Day 1414-35 Summit Climbing Phase; rotation of higher camp - acclimatization· Start early in the morning from Dharamsala.
      · Rest in basecamp. Acclimatization, Climbing equipment review
      · Ice climbing training on glaciers near base camp.
      · Climb towards Camp 1 (5,700m) and set up the camp.
      · Rest and acclimatize at Camp 1.
      · Ascend to Camp 2 (6,400m) and establish the camp.
      · Rest and acclimatize at Camp 2.
      · Summit day: Leave Camp 2 very early in the morning for the summit push.
      · Reach the summit of Manaslu (8,163m). Celebrate the achievement and take in the breathtaking views.
      · Descend carefully to Camp 2 or Camp 1, depending on conditions.
      · Continue descending to lower camps and reach Base Camp.
      · Overnight stays in designated camps during the summit climb.
    • Day 3636-40 Clean up Base Camp and Trek back to Besisahar and Return to Kathmandu· Trek back through the previously visited villages and landscapes.
      · Reach Besisahar and drive back to Kathmandu.
      · Rest and enjoy your free time in Kathmandu.
      · Farewell dinner in the evening.
      · Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
    • Day 41Celebration Banquet. Packing and final shopping in Kathmandu. Stay at hotelAfter descending from Mount Manaslu, climbers have a celebration banquet in Kathmandu's hotel.
    • Day 42Departure from Kathmandu sharing goodbye's with new friends· Transfer to the airport.
      · Depart from Kathmandu with wonderful memories of the Manaslu Summit Climbing Expedition.

    What's Includes:

    • Applicable only for Expedition thru Southern Route
    • Flight to Lukla Airport from Katmandu, & back after an expedition.
    • Porters/Yaks to carry equipment and food to BC & back.
    • Full board accommodation en route to/from Base camp.
    • One head Climbing guide/Sardar.
    • Cook & kitchen boys at BC.
    • Experienced & skillful High Altitude Climbing Sherpa (One Sherpa for two Clients)
    • POISK Oxygen (08 bottles per client & 06 per Sherpa).
    • Mask & regulator mask set (must be returned after the Expedition).
    • Highly preferable meals at BC with complete hot drinks & normal beverages.
    • Exported High altitude food for higher camps (ready-to-eat food).
    • Best quality Tents at BC single or twin sharing as per the client's desire.
    • All necessary kitchen equipment.
    • Best quality Dining tent with enough no of tables & chairs, plus inside the tent, we
    • will set Gas Heaters to make the Dinning hall enough warm.
    • Complete carpeting inside the dining tent.
    • Comfortable & portable wooden toilet at the base camp.
    • A nice portable wooden shower room with hot water at the base camp.
    • High-quality high altitude tents for above-BC use.
    • Necessary climbing hardware gears with fixed ropes.
    • Enough EPI (high altitude) gases with burners for higher camps use.
    • Oxygen with the regulator set for medical purposes.
    • Radio walkie-talkie set to each client with base station & permits cost.
    • Satellite phone for emergency purposes ($ 4 chargeable for a personal call).
    • Generator/solar panel with accessories for recharging & power supply purpose.
    • Gammon bag for medical purposes.
    • Insurance of all local team members.
    • All airport/hotel transfers.
    • Day tour program around KTM.
    • Celebration meal & pre-briefing.
    • Expedition blessing Puja arrangement at Katmandu and Base camp.
    • Last but most important COMPLETE SETUP INTERM/MIDDLE CAMP with Sleeping bags,
    • sleeping mattress, food & drinking stuff & cooking crew.
    • Service of Local Climbing Sherpas
    • Pumori Permit including Liaison Officer
    • Kathmandu Accommodation
    • Return airfare to Lukla
    • Expedition cargo charge
    • Fully catered trek to Base Camp and back
    • Full supported acclimatization climb of Lobuche peak
    • Base Camp food

    What's Excludes:

    • Personal insurance (Suggested to have evacuation policy as well)
    • Nepal visa
    • Major meals in Kathmandu.
    • Personal climbing gears.
    • Personal nature’s expenses.
    • Cost of emergency evacuation

    Trip Note

    Mt. Manaslu Expedition is safety and the well-being of our groups are of paramount importance to us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional Expedition guides and Sherpas who are well-trained by our Government. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go because your holiday is ours. In this regard, we work honestly and effectively to provide you with the Himalayan experience that suits your interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute to the planning stages of your adventure in the climbing period.

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    Trip Facts

    • Transportation:12
    • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • Accommodation:Lodge + Camping
    • Altitude:8163m