Manaslu Expedition (8163m)

Manaslu Expedition (8163m)

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Lodge & Camp

Grade

Challenging

Altitude

8,163m.

Transportation

Land

Group Size

1 or more

Best Season

Autumn

Duration

45

Manaslu expedition is a perfect choice for those who are interested in climbing one of the accessible and safest mountains above 8000 meters. The Manaslu expedition is rewarded with breathtaking scenery of stunning snow-capped peaks. Manaslu (8163m) is the eighth-highest mountain in the world. The mountain's long ridges, steep surfaces, rock and snow formations, and glacier drainage have made it the most fascinating mountain.

The word "Manaslu" is derived from the Sanskrit dialect, which means "Mountain of the Spirit". The Manaslu peak is a part of the Mansiri Himal or Gurkha Massif, which lies in the north-central part of Nepal, around 100km northwest 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.

History of Manaslu expedition:

There are six established trek routes to the peak, and the south face is deemed the most difficult for climbing. Manaslu was first climbed in 1956 by a Japanese expedition team led by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu Sherpa. Since the first conquest of Manaslu by the Japanese-led expedition team, Japanese people consider it a Japanese mountain, just like the British people consider Everest their mountain.

How difficult is it to climb Mt. Manaslu?

Comparing from a technical aspect, Manaslu climbing is equally challenging as Mt. Cho Oyu and Shishapangma mountains. Thus, it is a great peak to climb before attempting any technical 8000-meter mountain. Climbers must have great physical fitness and mental preparedness for the successful ascent of any peak. Having a greater level of climbing skills is an advantage for climbing Manaslu, which includes quite long trekking and climbing. To maximize the success of the Manaslu summit, Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition is ready to cater to every service required for climbing to make it easier for climber.

Who can climb Mt. Manaslu?

People who are keen on mountaineering and would like to climb any technical peaks or mountains above 8000 meters can climb Mt. Manaslu. It would be great to have climbing knowledge before attempting this mountain.

Manaslu expedition (2024/2025/2026) itinerary:

We have designed 44 and 45-day programs for the Manaslu expedition. The first itinerary follows different villages for the ascent and descent routes, whereas the second itinerary includes the same route for both ascending and descending.

Manaslu expedition Camp I, Camp II, Camp III and Camp IV:

The Base Camp to summit includes Camp I at 5700m, Camp II at 6400m, Camp III at 6800m, and Camp IV at 7400m. Camp III is just below the col, which is only 3-4 hours' distance from Camp II. Camp II is a flat area and the safest section of the whole climb. Approaching Camp IV involves glacier climbing steep sections of snow and ice with safety measures. The final summit of the 8163m peak requires rope fixing and almost 8-10 hours, including time to return to Camp IV.

Manaslu Expedition Altitude and acclimatization:

Altitude and acclimatization are properly planned in our Manaslu expedition itinerary. Camp I, Camp II, Camp III, and Camp IV of the Manaslu expedition are adequately placed. Our itinerary fits everyone in terms of altitude and acclimatization.

Best Season for Manaslu Expedition:

Normally, September, October, and November in autumn season are considered the best months for the Manaslu expedition. Usually, the weather and temperature during these months remain favorable for climbing. However, we can also arrange this expedition in the spring season (March, April, and May). We Manaslu Expedition fixed departure group for spring and autumn season of 2024, 2025 and 2026.

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Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our airport representative. You will be greeted traditionally with flower garlands. The representative will then take you to your hotel where you will be served welcome drinks. In the afternoon, you can take a stroll around and visit shops, restaurants and bars.
Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Today, you will visit popular world heritage monuments in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath, and Pashupatinath. Alternatively, you can also choose Bhakatapur and Patan sightseeing. By late afternoon, you will drive back to your hotel.
Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
730

You drive along well paved road up to Dhading Besi along the bank of Khani Khola, Trishuli River and Thopal Khola. It is a beautiful picturesque journey passing through green hill, flowing stream, farming terraces, villages, small market and most of all mountains at far distance. Leaving Dhading Besi you continue your drive along gravel and bumpy path all the way to Arughat Bazaar. Arughat is an old market situated at the bank of Budhi Gandaki River.
Stay overnight in lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
890

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 Bhotia 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 in lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp
Elevation
1350

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 teahouse 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 in lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1860

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. You cross a suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki before you enter Philim. Philim is a big village mainly inhabited by the Gurungs. Trek from Philim to Deng (1860m). 

From Deng, you can enjoy a pretty waterfall nearby. Deng is famous for its potatoes, buck wheat, barley, wheat, cabbage, spinach as people are mostly involved in agriculture in this area.
Stay overnight in lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2630

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 in lodge

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3180

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 in lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3520

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 in lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3520

This is a day for rest at Sama Gaon 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 and Manaslu ice fall. Birendra Kunda is an ice lake nearby the Manaslu Base Camp.
Stay overnight in lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp
Elevation
4400

Stay overnight at camp.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp
Elevation
8163

Stay all overnights at camp.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
camp

Stay overnight at camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge

Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2380

Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1570

Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
930

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 at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
730

This day you pass through some villages. You can enjoy the pristine beauty of the waterfalls on both sides of the river.
Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

After breakfast you start today’s journey back to Kathmandu that takes around 7 hrs to reach Kathmandu. Your drive includes great views of green hills, rivers, villages and forests.
Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

 

Food
Breakfast

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer you from your hotel to the airport for your final departure.


# Note: It is possible to fly back from Manaslu Base Camp or Sama Gaon to Kathmandu by helicopter in order to save time.

What Is Included ?

Option 01:  For full board service arrangements


The Price Includes The Following Services:


a) Kathmandu


Pick-up and drop-off service

All airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle

Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu

5 night hotel accommodation with breakfast at 5 star standards hotel

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

One full day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with private A/C vehicle and English speaking tour guide including entrance fees

Farewell Dinner

Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening

Souvenir

 

b) Trekking/Climbing


Land transportation

Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola and from Soti Khola to Kathmandu by 4 –WD Jeep

All permits

Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Manaslu, Restricted area permit for Manaslu region, Entry Permits for Manaslu Conservation Area and TIMS card

Porters

Porter per member up to Base Camp from Soti Khola and from Base Camp to Arughat

Base Camp Staffs

Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen helpers as per group size

Staff Salary and allowance

All involved Nepalese staffs & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipments, foods & clothing

Insurance

Medical & Emergency rescue insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the entire trip as per government rule

Liaison Officer

1 Government Liaison officer with full equipments, salary, accommodation and insurance as per government rule

Garbage Management Fee

Garbage transfer & garbage disposal fees as per government rule

Base Camp equipments

Foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning tent, 1 Kitchen tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower tents, 1 Staffs tent, 1 tent for Nepalese Base Camp staffs, store tents, Tables, chairs & necessary cooking gears like Epi gas, high pots, stove, etc. 

High Camp services

High altitude tents at (C1) (C2) (C3) (C4), high altitude appropriate food for member, Sherpa and all climbing and cooking crews

Ropes

All required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing

Rope Fixing Team

The team of experienced Sherpa will fix the route on Manaslu (no extra charge will be applied to members)

High Altitude Climbing Sherpa

Personal climbing guide/Sherpa (1 climbing member will have 1 climbing guide who is trained, experienced and Government license holder)

Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance

Salary, equipments, meals and clothing for climbing guide

Bonus

Carry bonus of Sherpas and route fixing charges

Oxygen (O2) Bottle

2 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 1- oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa

Oxygen Mask & Regulator

1 Set of Oxygen mask & regulator for each member and high altitude Sherpa

Back up Sets

Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask and regulator (with appropriate additional charge)

Gamow Bag

1 Rescued sled (Gamow bag) for emergency

Heater

Heater at Base Camp in each Dining and other necessary camp

Solar/Generator

1 Solar panel and generator for lights and battery charge for laptop and other electronic devices at Base Camp 

Satellite Phone

Satellite Phone for emergency communication available for members with appropriate charge

Walkie-Talkie

Walkie –Talkie for communication from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp

Permits

Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permits

Internet Service

Internet facility (1 Mbps) will be available at the Base Camp with additional charge

First Aid Kit

Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staffs

Certificate

Certificate for Manaslu (8163 meters) climbing issued by Tourism Ministry after climbing Mt. Manaslu successfully

Tax and VAT

Tax, VAT and our service charge



Option 02:  For base camp service arrangements


The Price Includes The Following Services:


a) Kathmandu


Pick-up and drop-off service

All airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle

Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu

5 night hotel accommodation with breakfast at 5 star standards hotel

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

One full day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with private A/C vehicle and English speaking tour guide including entrance fees

Farewell Dinner

Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening

Souvenir

 

b) Trekking/Climbing


Land transportation

Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola and Soti Khola to Kathmandu by 4 –WD Jeep

All permits

Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Manaslu, Restricted area permit for Manaslu region, Entry Permits for Manaslu Conservation Area and TIMS card

Porters

Porter per member up to Base Camp from Soti Khola and from Base Camp to Arughat

Base Camp Staffs

Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen helpers as per group size

Staff Salary and allowance

All involved Nepalese staffs & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipments, foods & clothing

Insurance

Medical & Emergency rescue insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the entire trip as per government rule

Liaison Officer

1 Government Liaison officer with full equipments, salary, accommodation and insurance (US$2500) as per government rule

Garbage Management Fee

Garbage transfer & garbage disposal fees as per government rule

Base Camp equipments

Foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning tent, 1 Kitchen tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower tents, 1 Staffs tent, 1 tent for Nepalese Base Camp staffs, store tents, Tables, chairs & necessary cooking gears like Epi gas, high pots, stove, etc. 

Heater

Heater at Base Camp in each Dining and other necessary camp

Solar/Generator

1 Solar panel and generator for lights and battery charge for laptop and other electronic devices at Base Camp 

Satellite Phone

Satellite Phone for emergency communication available for members with appropriate charge

Walkie-Talkie

Walkie –Talkie for communication from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp

Permits

Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permits

Internet Service

Internet facility (1 Mbps) will be available at the Base Camp with additional charge

First Aid Kit

Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staffs

Certificate

Certificate for Manaslu (8163 meters) climbing issued by Tourism Ministry after climbing Mt. Manaslu successfully

Tax and VAT

Tax, VAT and our service charge

 

What Is Excluded?

The Price Does Not Include:


Lunch & Dinner

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from trekking / expedition than the scheduled itinerary)

Extra night in Kathmandu

Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking / expedition due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary)

Travel Insurance

Medical and personal high risk travel insurance which should cover helicopter evacuation cost and medical treatment cost incase required

Rescue Evacuation

Medical and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs)

Personal Expenses

Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages (However we will provide soft drinks for members at base camp)

Personal Equipments

Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking /climbing Gears

Toiletries

Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and your other personal items used to keep yourself clean

Filming

Permit fee for special filming by using camera or drone

Internet

Internet service is available with extra charge during the trek and Base Camp 

Summit Bonus

Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (Normally US$1200 applies to full board member)

Tips

Tips for Base Camp and other involved staffs

Service Above Base Camp

If you are taking just Base Camp services, then there will be zero service from company above base camp

Rope Fixing

The cost for using fixed rope during the expedition will apply to base camp service users (Normally US$230)

Extra services

Any other services or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary

Manaslu Expedition (8163m) Altitude Profile

Scheduled Departures

SN
Start Date
Trip Duration
Cost Per Person
Availability
Join Group
1
2024-03-01
22 Days
USD 10500
Available

FAQs

There are six established trek routes to the peak, and the south face is deemed the most difficult for climbing. Manaslu was first climbed in 1956 by a Japanese expedition team led by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu Sherpa. Since the first conquest of Manaslu by the Japanese-led expedition team, Japanese people consider it a Japanese mountain, just like the British people consider Everest their mountain.

Comparing from a technical aspect, Manaslu climbing is equally challenging as Cho Oyu and Shishapangma mountains. Thus, it is a great peak to climb before attempting any technical 8000-meter mountain. Climbers must have great physical fitness and mental preparedness for the successful ascent of any peak. Having a greater level of climbing skills is an advantage for climbing Manaslu, which includes quite long trekking and climbing. To maximize the success of the Manaslu summit, Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition is ready to cater to every service required for climbing to make it easier for climber.

People who are keen on mountaineering and would like to climb any technical peaks or mountains above 8000 meters can climb Mt. Manaslu. It would be great to have climbing knowledge before attempting this mountain.

We have designed 44 and 45-day programs for the Manaslu expedition. The first itinerary follows different villages for the ascent and descent routes, whereas the second itinerary includes the same route for both ascending and descending.

The Base Camp to summit includes Camp I at 5700m, Camp II at 6400m, Camp III at 6800m, and Camp IV at 7400m. Camp III is just below the col, which is only 3-4 hours' distance from Camp II. Camp II is a flat area and the safest section of the whole climb. Approaching Camp IV involves glacier climbing steep sections of snow and ice with safety measures. The final summit of the 8163m peak requires rope fixing and almost 8-10 hours, including time to return to Camp IV.

Altitude and acclimatization are properly planned in our Manaslu expedition itinerary. Camp I, Camp II, Camp III, and Camp IV of the Manaslu expedition are adequately placed. Our itinerary fits everyone in terms of altitude and acclimatization.

Normally, September, October, and November in autumn season are considered the best months for the Manaslu expedition. Usually, the weather and temperature during these months remain favorable for climbing. However, we can also arrange this expedition in the spring season (March, April, and May).

Additional Information

Mountaineering Equipments
Crampons, Ice axe, Helmet, Harness, Lock and unlock Carabineers, Shovel, Climbing pack, Rope, Ski poles, Desender/abseil device, Jummer  (Asender) , Tapes, Prusik Loops, Rappel device, Hand Warmer (if possible)

Clothing and Wears
Trekking shoes with spare laces, Mountaineering Boots, Plastic or leather for mountaineering boots, Gore-Tex pants, Long shorts, Insulated Parka, Jumper, Waterproof Jackets, Down Jacket, Fleece Vest, Wool cap, Neck Gaiter, Gloves, Climbing Socks, Thermal Underwear, Sandals, Snow Goggle

Essential Gears
Backpack, Duffle bag, Sleeping Bag, sleeping pad, Tents

Gadgets
Map, Compass, Camera, GPS, Two way radios, Binoculars, Head Lamp, Flashlight

Sun Protection Items
Sun glasses, sun scream, Lip balm,

Medical
First aid Kit (Brufen / Ibuprofens, Antibiotic, Diamox, Paracetamol, Handy Plaster, Crack Bandage, Tincture Iodine, etc.)

Other Essentials
Energy Bars, Water bottle, Water Purification Tablets, Toiletries, Trekking poles, Pocket knife, raincoat, Satellite Phone, Altimeter

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