24/7 hrs Support : / +977 - 9851031532, 9751031532

Mount Manaslu Expedition

Trip Highlights:

Duration: 51 Days

Type of Trek: Camping

Max Altitude: 8163m

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Land

Grade: Challenging

Manaslu was first climbed in 1956 by a Japanese expedition team led by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu Sherpa. Manaslu is a name derived from the Sanskrit dialect, which means "Mountain of the Spirit". The local name for Manaslu is called Kutang.

The Manaslu peak is part of the Mansiri Himal or Gurkha Massif that lies in the north central part of Nepal, around 100km north west of Kathmandu. The mountain falls in the Manaslu Conservation Area and is closer to Annapurna Himal to the west and Ganesh Himal to the east.

Manaslu (8156m) is the eighth highest mountain in the world and considered to be the fourth most dangerous 8000m peak. The mountain's long ridges, steep surfaces, rock and snow formation and glaciers drainage makes it the most fascinating mountain. There are six established trek routes to the peak, and the south face is deemed the most difficult for climbing.

  • Outline Itinerary
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • Price Info
  • Equipment's Required

Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu airport, meet our airport representative and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Preparation day for climbing.

Day 03: Briefing at Ministry of Tourism.

Day 04: Early morning after breakfast, drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570m.).

Day 05: Trek from Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola (530m.) takes about six hours.

Day 06: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890m.) takes about six hours.

Day 07: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1350m.) takes about six hours.

Day 08: Trek from Jagat to Philim (1700m.) takes about three hours.

Day 09: Trek from Philim to Deng (2095m.) takes about six hours.

Day 10: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2900m.) takes about five hours.

Day 11: Trek from Namrung to Lhogaon (3100m.) takes about four hours.

Day 12: Trek from Lhogaon to Samagaon (3390m.) takes about four hours.

Day 13: This is a day for rest at Samagaon to give you some acclimatization.

Day 14: Rest day at Sama Gaon. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Day 15: Trek Sama Gaon to Manaslu Base Camp. (4400m). Stay overnight at camp.

Day 15 to 42: Climbing Period Mt. Manaslu. Stay all overnights at camp.

Day 43: Garbage collection and Base Camp clean up day. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 44: Trek back to Sama Goan. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Day 45: Trek from Sama Goan to Ghap (2380m.). Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Day 46: Trek from Ghap to Philim (1570m.). Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Day 47: Trek fromPhilim to Khorlabeshi (930m.)

Day 48: Trek fromKhorlabeshi to Soti Khola (730m.)

Day 49: Drive from Arughat Bazaar to Kathmandu takes 6 and half hours.

Day 50: City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 51: Free Day in Kathmandu for shopping and recreation. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 52: Transfer to the airport for final departure.

Day 01: Arrive to Kathmandu airport, meet our airport representative and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Preparation day for climbing. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Briefing at Ministry of Tourism. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 04: Early morning after breakfast, drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazaar (570m.).

You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway for the first part of the day then drive towards to Arughat Bazaar. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Arughat Bazaar to Soti Khola (530m.) takes about six hours.

You trek over a flat leveled path along the bank of Budhi Gandaki River through mostly terraces, numerous villages, green hills, some pretty waterfalls and green forest. To reach Soti Khola, the trail fluctuates uphill and downhill through forest of Sal, Chilaune and other local vegetation. Soti Khola is a village at the bank of Budhi Gandaki. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890m.) takes about six hours.

The zigzag path passes through forest, villages, streams, pretty waterfalls and green valley until you reach Lapu Besi. This is a village mainly covered by Mongolian inhabitants. Now you again traverse the zigzag path to reach Machha Khola. There is a small market with a few shops and lodges. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1350m.) takes about six hours.

You cross the Machha Khola [Fish Stream] and head upstream to the tiny village of Khola Bensi and the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail is quite exposed and challenging in places. After a short section of forest path you reach the single tea house at Doban. At Lauri, you cross the river on a suspension bridge, and then climb on a high path to the fields of Jagat, where you camp. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Jagat to Philim (1700m.) takes about three hours.

The early part of trek moves gently uphill and then follows a flat leveled path. You cross a suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki before you enter Philim. Philim is a big village mainly inhabited by the Gurungs. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Day 09: Trek from Philim to Deng (2095m.) takes about six hours.

You trek over a flat leveled path mostly through forest of pine, rhododendron and others. While walking, you cross a few bridges and can see villages at a far distance. From Deng, you can enjoy a pretty waterfall lying at some distance. Deng is famous for its potatoes, buck wheat, barley, wheat, cabbage, spinach as people are mostly involved in agriculture in this area. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Day 10: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2900m.) takes about five hours.

In the beginning, you trek almost a flat leveled path and then the trail moves uphill all the way to Namrung through forest. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Namrung to Lhogaon (3100m.) takes about four hours.

You trek over a winding path moves through the inner Himalayan range. On the way, you can enjoy mountain views of Rupinala pass, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak, and many other snow capped mountains and peaks. As you go up the vegetation decreases. You come across Mani walls, chortens, prayer flags and monasteries. You can catch panoramic views of Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak and others from Lho Gaon. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Lhogaon to Samagaon (3390m.) takes about four hours.

You follow the right bank of the river, with views of Peak 29 ahead. As you continue on the main trail you soon reach the fields of Sama Gaon, 3500m. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Day 13: This is a day for rest at Samagaon to give you some acclimatization.

You can hike to Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo (Pang phuchuli); Nagdi chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall and you can see Birendra Kunda is an ice lake nearby the Manaslu Base Camp. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Day 14: Rest day at Sama Gaon. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Day 15: Trek Sama Gaon to Manaslu Base Camp. (4400m). Stay overnight at camp.

Day 15 to 42: Climbing Period Mt. Manaslu. Stay all overnights at camp.

Day 43: Garbage collection and Base Camp clean up day. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 44: Trek back to Sama Goan. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Day 45: Trek from Sama Goan to Ghap (2380m.). Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Day 46: Trek from Ghap to Philim (1570m.). Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

Day 47: Trek from Philim to Khorlabeshi (930m.)

Trek from Philim to Khorlabeshi (930m.) takes 6 hours on a completely descending path. You leave the cultivated region around Philim as you descend along the path that follows the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River. At Tatopani you can relax in the warm and rejuvenating waters of the hot spring. Stay overnight in camp/lodge/local house in Khorlabeshi.

Day 48: Trek from Khorlabeshi to Soti Khola (730m.)

Trek from Khorlabeshi to Soti Khola (730m.) takes 6 hours and drive from Soti Khola to Arughat. This day you pass through some villages. You can enjoy the pristine beauty of the waterfalls on both sides of the river Stay overnight in camp/lodge/local house.

Day 49: Drive from Arughat Bazaar to Kathmandu takes 6 and half hours.

This is a picturesque journey. While driving, you head up to Dhading Besi and Malekhu and Malekhu, which is famous for delicious fish. En route, you can enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 50: City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 51: Free Day in Kathmandu for shopping and recreation. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 52: Transfer to the airport for final departure.

Option 01:  For full board service arrangements

Full Board Service Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off (domestic and international) services by private A/C vehicle.
  • 6 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan at 5 Star standards hotel
  • One full-day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with private A/C vehicle and English speaking tour guide including entrance fees
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazar and Arughat Bazar to Kathmandu by Jeep
  • Necessary staffs including experienced guides and porters during the trekking and climbing
  • All trekking and camping equipment's like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, foam mattresses, toilet & Store tents, hot shower  etc.
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner with tea or coffee) along with accommodation at Lodges/ Tea Houses during the trek and tents/camp during the climbing
  • Per person 50kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 40kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mt. Manaslu
  • Entry Permits for Manaslu Conservation Area & Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Manaslu
  • One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, and 8000 m. Submitter Climbing / expedition Guide (Sherpa) per climber
  • Life, medical and evacuation insurance as well as equipment's for the guides, porters and other staffs
  • One Government Liaison officer with full equipment's, salary, accommodation and insurance
  • First aid kit
  • Satellite phone for communication available for members with the cost of US$4 per minute call
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crews at base camp and above as required
  • Fixed and dynamic ropes during climbing period
  • 4 bottle Oxygen for each member & 2 bottles for each Sherpa
  • One set of mask and regulator for all climbers and Sherpa
  • Individual tents for members available in the base camp
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger
  • Heater for dining tent at Base camp and for other necessary tents
  • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3 as well as Ice fall charges and Gamow Bags
  • High altitude food for members and Sherpa including drinks and cooking crews
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties
  • Rescue assistance (In case of any emergency during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your travel insurance cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on last day

Full Board Service Cost Excludes

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Sherpa summit bonus
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkies-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
  • Video Fees & Filming permit (if special camera)
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Walkie-talkies
  • Personal climbing gears
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods
  • Garbage Disposal fee of US$3000 per group but refundable after the trip
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Option 02:  For base camp service arrangements

Base Camp Service Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off (domestic and international) services by private A/C vehicle.
  • 6 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 5 Star standard hotel
  • One full day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with private A/C vehicle and English speaking tour guide including entrance fees
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazar and Arughat Bazar to Kathmandu by Jeep
  • Necessary staffs including experienced guides and porters during trekking and climbing
  • All trekking and camping equipment's like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, foam mattresses, toilet & Store tents, hot shower etc.
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner with tea or coffee) along with accommodation at Lodges/camp up to the Base Camp
  • Per person 50kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 40kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mt. Everest.
  • Entry Permits for Manaslu Conservation Area & Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Expedition royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Manaslu
  • Life, medical and evacuation insurance as well as equipment's for the guides, porters and other staffs
  • One Government Liaison officer with full equipment's, salary, accommodation and insurance
  • First aid kit
  • Satellite phone for communication available for members with the cost of US$4 per minute call
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the base camp
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger
  • Heater in Base camp in each dining and in other necessary camp
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties
  • Rescue assistance (In case of any emergency during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your travel insurance cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on last day

Base Camp Service Cost Excludes

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Sherpa summit bonus
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period
  • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3 as well as Ice fall charges and Gamow Bags
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkies-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Camera/Video Fees or Trekking Gears
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Walkies-talkies & Filming permit (if special camera)
  • Personal climbing gears
  • Meals above Base camp
  • Oxygen, mask & regulator
  • Garbage Disposal fee of US$3000 per group but refundable after the trip
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Climbing guides above Base Camp

Personal Gear:

Backpack, Day pack, Two Sleeping bags, Compression stuff sacks, Sleeping pad, Foam pad, Water bottles, Lightweight steel thermal bottle, Pee bottle, Pee Funnel for Women, Pack towel, Trekking poles, Swiss army knife/multi tool, Large mug, plastic bowl, fork and spoon.

Climbing Items:

Ice axe, Crampons, Harness, Carabiners, Webbing, Perlon cord, Ascenders, Rappel device etc.

Quick Contact